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Earth Science

Important Class Files: Syllabus EarthComm Index EarthComm_Glossary

In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of the broad spectrum study of modern Earth sciences, including astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, and physical geology. Plate tectonics, surface processes, global climate change, natural resources, and evolution are some of the topics that will be discussed.

Weekly Work and Information

Week 1 (Aug 21-24)

Back-to-School Week! Welcome back, students!

Please return your signed syllabus (Due Wed, 8/23):

JStone_EarthSci_Syllabus_17-18

Please read the following in your EarthComm textbook (Due Thurs, 8/24):

EarthComm_Intro

EarthComm_NatureOfScience

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EarthComm_c1s1

EarthComm_c1s2

Intro_NatureScience

Please complete the following vocabulary (Due Mon 8/28):

Homework_Chapter 1-S1-2

Please complete the following worksheet for Chapter 1, Section 1 (Due Wed 8/30):

Chapter1_Section1

Week 2 (Aug 28-31)

Please complete the Investigate, Parts A & B on page 9-11 of your text–Chapter 1, Section 1 (Due Tues 9/5):

EarthComm_c1s1

Bell Work:

Bell Work_8-28

Week 3 (Sept 5-7)

Please read the following in your EarthComm textbook (Due Thurs, 9/7):

EarthComm_c1s3

EarthComm_c1s4

Please complete the following vocabulary (Due Thurs, 9/7):

Homework_Chapter 1-S3-4

Please complete the following worksheet for Chapter 1, Section 2 (Due Mon, 9/11):

Chapter1_Section2

Bell Work:

Bell Work_9-5

Week 4 (Sept 11-14)

Please complete the following worksheet for Chapter 1, Section 3 (Due Wed 9/13):

Chapter1_Section3

Please read the following in your EarthComm textbook (Due Thurs, 9/14):

EarthComm_c1s4

EarthComm_c1s5

EarthComm_c1s6

EarthComm_c1s7

Please complete the following worksheet for Chapter 1, Sections 4-5 (Due Mon 9/18):

Chapter1_Section4-5

Please complete the following vocabulary (Due Mon, 9/18):

Homework_Chapter 1-S5-7

Week 5 (Sept 18-21)

Please read the following in your EarthComm textbook (Due Tues 9/19):

EarthComm_c1s8

EarthComm_c1s9

Please complete the following worksheet for Chapter 1, Sections 6-7 (Due Wed 9/20):

Chapter1_Section6-7

Please complete the following vocabulary (Due Thurs 9/21):

Homework_Chapter 1-S8-9

Please complete the following worksheet for Chapter 1, Sections 8-9 (Due Mon 9/25):

Chapter1_Section8-9

Please complete the Investigate in Chapter 1, Section 5, “Part D: Tidal Forces and the Earth System” (page 55):

EarthComm_c1s5

Check out the following video:

Week 6 (Sept 25-28)

Please read the following in your EarthComm textbook (Due Wed 9/27):

EarthComm_c2s1_136-147

EarthComm_c2s2_148-153

Please complete the following vocabulary (Due Wed 9/27):

Homework_Chapter 2-S1-2

Please complete the following worksheet for Chapter 2, Sections 1-2 (Due Thurs 9/28):

Chapter2_Sections1-2

Please read the following in your EarthComm textbook (Due Mon 10/2):

EarthComm_c2s3_154-162

EarthComm_c2s4_163-171

Please complete the Investigate, Part A: The Distribution of Volcanoes and Earthquakes on page 136-138 of your text–Chapter 2, Section 1:

EarthComm_c2s1_136-147

WorldMap_2-1a

Please complete the following Practice Test for Chapter 1:

EarthComm_c1_esyl

Chapter-1_PracticeTest

Chapter-1_PracticeTest_KEY

Week 7 (Oct 2-5)

Please watch the following video and complete the attached worksheet (Due Mon 10/2):

how-the-earth-was-made-ring-of-fire

Please read the following in your EarthComm textbook (Due Tues 10/3):

EarthComm_c2s5_172-184

EarthComm_c2s6_185-197

Please complete the following vocabulary for Chapter 2, Sections 3-6  (Due Wed 10/4):

Homework_Chapter 2-S3-6

Please complete the following worksheet for Chapter 2, Sections 3-4 (Due Wed 10/4):

Chapter2_Sections3-4

Please complete the Investigate activity (answer all questions, #1-7) on pages 148-150 in Section 2, Chapter 2 of the textbook:

EarthComm_c2s2_148-153

EarthComm_2-2a

EarthComm_2-2b

Please read the following in your EarthComm textbook (Due Thurs 10/5):

EarthComm_c2s7_200-207

EarthComm_c2s8_208-214

Please complete the following vocabulary for Chapter 2, Sections 7-9  (Due Thurs 10/5):

Homework_Chapter 2-S7-9

Please complete the following worksheets for Chapter 2, Sections 5-6  & Sections 7-8 (Due Mon 10/9):

Chapter2_Sections5-6

Chapter2_Sections7-8

Please read the following in your EarthComm textbook (Due Mon 10/9):

EarthComm_c2s9_215-222

EarthComm_c2s10_223-229

Week 8 (Oct 9-12)

Please read the following in your EarthComm textbook (Due Tues 10/10):

EarthComm_c2s11_230-244

EarthComm_c2s12_245-255

Please complete the following vocabulary for Chapter 2, Sections 10-12 (Due Tues 10/10):

Homework_Chapter 2-S10-12

Please complete the following worksheets for Chapter 2, Sections 9-10  & Sections 11-12 (Due Wed 10/11):

Chapter2_Sections9-10

Chapter2_Sections11-12

Please complete the following Practice Test for Chapter 2:

EarthComm_c2_esyl

Chapter-2_PracticeTest

Midterm Exam covering Chapters 1 & 2 on Thursday, October 12.


Physical Science

Important Class Files: Syllabus ActivePhysicalScience_Index ActivePhysicalScience_Glossary

In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of two primary disciplines of physical science—physics and chemistry. Through hands-on activities, students will explore scientific concepts and apply them in group projects. Some of the key concepts in physics that will be explored during the first semester of the course involve the study of the forces and laws of nature affecting matter: equilibrium, motion, momentum, and the relationships between matter and energy. The study of physics also includes examination of sound, light, magnetic, and electric phenomenon.

Weekly Work and Information

Week 1 (Aug 21-24)

Back-to-School Week! Welcome back, students!

Please return your signed syllabus (Due Wed, 8/23):

JStone_PhysSci_Syllabus_Fall2017

Please complete the following Math Review assignment (Due Thurs 8/24):

MathReview

Please complete the following Scientific Notation and Conversions worksheet (Due Mon 8/28):

Homework_SciNotationConversions

Week 2 (Aug 28-31)

Chapter 1 of the Textbook:

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Quiz on Unit Conversions–Wed, 8/30!

Please complete the following Vocabulary list from Chapter 1 of your text (Due Thurs 8/31):

Homework_Chapter 1 Vocabulary

Homework: Please answer all Questions (#1-11) on Pages 13-14 from Chapter 1, Activity 1, “Physics To Go” (Due Tues 9/5).

Week 3 (Sept 5-7)

Please watch the following video, Newton’s Laws: Crash Course Physics #5, and complete the attached worksheet:

Homework_CrashCourse_Newton

Homework: Due Mon, 9/11

Answer all Questions (#1-18) on Pages 23-25 from Chapter 1, Activity 2, “Physics To Go”

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Please watch the following video, Motion in a Straight Line: Crash Course Physics #1, and complete the attached worksheet:

Homework_CrashCourse_Motion

Week 4 (Sept 11-14)

Homework: Due Thurs, 9/14

Answer all Questions (#1-18) on Pages 23-25 from Chapter 1, Activity 2, “Physics To Go”

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Please watch the following video, Vectors and 2D Motion: Crash Course Physics #4, and complete the attached worksheet (Due Tues 9/19):

Homework_CrashCourse_Vectors

Week 5 (Sept 18-21)

Please complete the following Vocabulary (Due Wed 9/20):

Homework_Vocab_Part2

Please watch the following video, Friction: Crash Course Physics #6, and complete the attached worksheet (Due Thurs 9/21):

Homework_CrashCourse_Friction

Please complete the following worksheet (Due Thurs 9/21):

PotentialKineticE

Homework: Due Mon 9/25

Answer Questions (#1-2, 6-14) on Pages 43-44 from Chapter 1, Activity 4, “Physics To Go”

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Week 6 (Sept 25-28)

Please watch the following video, Uniform Circular Motion: Crash Course Physics #7, and complete the attached worksheet (Due Tues 9/26):

Homework_CrashCourse_CircularMotion

Week 7 (Oct 2-5)

Please complete the following worksheet “Chapter 1 Practice Problems” (Due Thurs 10/5):

Homework_Practice-Problems

Please watch the following video, Newtonian Gravity: Crash Course Physics #8, and complete the attached worksheet (Due Mon 10/9):

Homework_CrashCourse_NewtonianGravity

Please watch the following video, Work, Energy, and Power: Crash Course Physics #9, and complete the attached worksheet (Due Mon 10/9):

Homework_CrashCourse_WorkEnergyPower

Week 8 (Oct 9-12)

Please answer all questions (#1-12) on Pages 67-68 from Chapter 1, Activity 8, “Physics To Go,” on the Conservation of Momentum (Due Tues 10/10):

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Midterm Exam covering Chapter 1 on Thursday, October 12.


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