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Last week of Rocks and Minerals :(

Rozelle Gazelles will begin a unit in Life Science with Mrs. Conroy on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Rocks - Ch. 7 test

Monday, Nov. 2

  1. Finish rock & minerals poster - due on Tuesday, Nov. 3
  2. Review Chapter 7

Wrapping up chapter 7 this week, Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 26-27

Finishing Rocks & Mineral Poster assignment - due Monday, Nov. 2

Final test on chapter 7 - Nov. 3 Image:Science Study Guide Ch 7.doc

Beginning Life Science with Mrs. Conroy beginning Nov. 9th

Chapter 7 Weblinks to explore on volcanoes and earthquakes

Two web links from National Geographic:

Try out different types of earthquakes - interactive website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/forcesofnature/interactive/index.html?section=e

About volcanoes: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/forcesofnature/interactive/index.html?section=e


Tuesday, Oct. 20 - Students work on Rocks & Minerals posters

Go to this link for another copy of the assignment and for web links: Image:Rock&Mineralsposter.doc

Monday, Oct. 19 - Rock & Minerals Poster Assigned

Chapter 7 Study Guide: Image:Science Study Guide Ch 7.doc Test on Monday, Nov. 3

Using all the notes we've taken in our science journals along with weblinks listed below and our science textbook, students make a poster of what they know about rock, minerals, weathering and erosion.

Click here for a copy of the assignment and for web links: Image:Rock&Mineralsposter.doc

Tuesday, Oct. 13 - Read Chapter 7, lesson 2 Physical Weathering

Discuss all that causes physical weathering.

Monday, Oct. 12 - Test on Chapter 6

Study study guide on rock & minerals.


Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 5 & 6 - The Rock Cycle

Introduce the rock cycle

Begin chapter 7 - Lesson 1, Weathering and Erosion


Monday & Tuesday, Sept. 28 & 29 - Sedimentary Rocks and Metamorphic Rocks

Go to this new Powerpoint all about igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.

Image:RocksSediMeta.ppt

Go to this website to review how rocks are formed:

http://sln.fi.edu/fellows/payton/rocks/create/index.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/index.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00461/index.htm

Also go to examples of sedimentary rocks to see what they are made of and what they are used for in everyday life. For example, go to sandstone, conglomerate, limestone, and shale.

The Rock Cycle

Go to this website to explore the rock cycle:

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/rock.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/cycle.html?tqskip1=1

Interactive website on the rock cycle:

http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es0602/es0602page02.cfm

http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/index.html also has quizzes

http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/diagram.html wonderful example of rock cycle



Monday, Sept. 21 - What Minerals are Inside the Rock Granite?

Science Textbook, Chapter 6, Lesson 1 review

Review the Powerpoint presentation:

Image:Granite.ppt

Monday's Assignment:

  1. In your science journal draw the rock, Pink Granite, and show what 3 minerals it is made of.
  2. What thinking map would help you illustrate this?
  3. Be sure that you describe the pink granite and the 3 minerals.
  4. Draw, color, and label. Colored pencils and pencils only please.

If you finish early, you may go to these websites and play games all about rocks.

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/name.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/hunt.html


Tuesday, Sept. 22 - What are the 3 types of rocks?

Science textbook, Chapter 6, Lesson 3

Review the Powerpoint presentation:

Powerpoint on Rocks Classified coming soon!

Tuesday's Assignment:

  1. In your science journals, using a tree map, illustrate the 3 types of rocks.
  2. Give at least 3 examples of each type of rock. Draw, color, and label. Colored pencils and pencils only.

If you finish early, you may go to these websites and play games all about rocks.

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/name.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/hunt.html


Powerpoint presentation for you to study and review

To review minerals and their properties that help us identify minerals, go to:

Image:Rocks&Minerals.pdf

To review what we've learned about minerals and their use in every day life.

Image:MineralOres.ppt

To review the rock granite and the minerals inside of granite, go to:

Image:Granite.ppt

To review how rocks are classified and more about igneous rocks, go to:

Image:RocksClassified.ppt

To review Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic rocks go to:

Image:RocksSediMeta.ppt

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