All six assignments on the list below are due Friday, April 4. You will also be responsible for understanding the 11 vocabulary terms, and be able to answer the two topic questions, 1) What is a mineral?, and 2) How are minerals identified? We will take a short quiz on Minerals (Chapter 4) on Tuesday, April 8.
Today we took brief notes on the definitions of the terms rocks and minerals. We then watched two videos, the first a Bill Nye episode on Rocks & Soil, and then a video on the Crystal Caves of Naica. In your notes for today, you need to include at least 5 interesting facts from the videos. Today's notes are due Friday, April 4.
Update: most classes didn't get to watch the complete "Naica Crystal Caves" video, so we'll try again with that one later.
For students who do not attend the Field Trip to Boise on Monday, 3/17, there is a make-up assignment. If you are not allowed to go due to grades, lack of parental permission, or you are absent that day, you must complete this assignment and turn it in to Mr. Zuber by Wednesday, 3/19, by the end of the school day.
For students who do attend the Field Trip, there will be a different assignment handed out that day before we leave.
In Science Explorer: Inside Earth, read Chapter 5 (Rocks), Section 1 (Classifying Rocks). While you read, complete both assignments "5.1 Guided Reading" and "5.1 Vocabulary".
On Wednesday, we will watch the first 25 minutes of the 56 minute video on Idaho geology, or how Idaho was made! The video is titled, "Outdoor Idaho: Geology", a Convergence of Wonders and is an Idaho Public Television program. There is a short assignment to go with the video (attached below). Choir students in 4th period science and later will be excused from the assignment, as they will be on a Choir field trip Wednesday.
Update: Due Wednesday, March 19.
This week is the first week of Fourth Quarter (Q4), but also the last full week before Spring Break! Some of our activities this week did not include a graded assignment.
Today we watched an episode of the TV documentary series, How the Earth Was Made on Yellowstone National Park. This video focuses on both the unique geothermal activity at Yellowstone, and the Yellowstone Caldera, or supervolcano! There is no assignment for this video.