Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 21-24, 2012

The end of the 2nd Trimester will be here as of next week. Be sure you are keeping up with in class work and make up activities, as the grade book will close at the end of the day on Wednesday February 29th.

Activities and Objectives for the week of February 21st include:

Tuesday Feb 21st
Objective: To distinguish sedimentary rock samples from other rocks based on their characteristics
In class: Identify the sedimentary rocks and complete their descriptions. Practice the rock placemat with the sedimentary samples. Begin discussion on the rock cycle.
Homework: none
**Notebooks for 5th hour were turned in and corrected today.

Wednesday Feb 22nd
Objective: To distinguish metamorphic rock samples from other rocks based on their characteristics
In class: Identify the metamorphic rock samples and complete their descriptions. Complete the rock cycle discussion and diagram. Participate in the rock cycle "game
Homework: Complete your 1 paragraph description of your journey through the rock cycle. Be sure to include specific details such as locations where you might be found or the amount of time that you are spending at any one place in the cycle.
**Notebooks for 1st, 2nd, and 6th hour were turned in and corrected today.

Thursday and Friday February 23rd and 24th
MCA Math testing...

Students will have two class hours to complete four levels of activities. They must complete each level before moving on.
Level 1 - Complete any missing work from the Rock unit.
Level 2 - Sort, define, and complete a word web using the rocks vocabulary terms
Level 3 - Revisit rock section questions, revising answers to each question based on new knowledge learned
Level 4 - Complete a "Wanted" poster for a chosen rock - Due Tuesday 02/28
Level 5 -Enrichment** Find a mineral/rock gravel exploration. Students are allowed to keep any rock or mineral that they can identify (up to 5 samples).

All students must complete the Level 4 activity-Rock "Wanted" poster, either in class or as HOMEWORK for Tuesday 2/28.

The Rock exam will be on Wednesday 02/29!

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