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Earth Science

Important Class Files: Syllabus EarthComm_Glossary EarthComm_Index

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

Jan 17-19 (Week 1)

Welcome Back Students!

Please sign and return the syllabus (Due Thurs, 1/19):

EarthSci_Syllabus_16-17

Please read the following sections in Chapter 5 of the text (Due Tues, 1/24):

EarthComm_c5s1

EarthComm_c5s2

EarthComm_c5s3

Please complete the vocabulary log for Chapter 5, Sections 1-3 (Due Tues, 1/24):

Homework_Chapter 5 Vocab_S1-3

Visual Aids:

EarthComm_5-2i

EarthComm_5-3b

Jan 23-26 (Week 2)

Please complete the Investigate: Part A: Frequency and Distribution of Tornadoes, in Chapter 5, Section 4 of the text:

EarthComm_c5s4

USMapBlank

Please complete the Investigate: Part A: Frequency and Distribution of Hurricanes and Part B: Tracking a Hurricane, in Chapter 5, Section 5 of the text:

EarthComm_c5s5

USMapBlank

AtlanticHurricaneTrackingMap

Weekly Bell Work:

BellWork_2

Jan 30 - Feb 2 (Week 3)

Please read the following sections in Chapter 5 of the text (Due Thurs, 2/2):

EarthComm_c5s4

EarthComm_c5s5

EarthComm_c5s6

Please complete the vocabulary log for Chapter 5, Sections 4-6 (Due Thurs, 2/2):

Homework_Chapter 5 Vocab_S4-6

Please watch the following NOVA video on Hurricane Katrina and complete the attached worksheet:

Hurricane Katrina

Weekly Bell Work:

BellWork_3

Visual Aids:

EarthComm_5-6f

EarthComm_5-6e

EarthComm_5-6d

EarthComm_5-6c

EarthComm_5-6a

EarthComm_5-6b

EarthComm_5-5b

EarthComm_5-4c

EarthComm_5-4b

Feb 6-9 (Week 4)

Please read the following sections in Chapter 5 of the text (Due Thurs, 2/9):

EarthComm_c5s7

EarthComm_c5s8

EarthComm_c5s9

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

Homework_Chapter 5 Vocab_S7-9

Weekly Bell Work:

BellWork_4

Visual Aids:

EarthComm_5-8e

EarthComm_5-8d

EarthComm_5-8c

EarthComm_5-8b

EarthComm_5-8a

EarthComm_5-7d

EarthComm_5-7c

EarthComm_5-7b

EarthComm_5-7a

Feb 13-16 (Week 5)

Please watch the following video “Chasing El Niño” and complete the attached worksheet:

ChasingElNino

Please Review the Following Chapter 5 Study Aids:

Chapter5_WindsOceansWeatherClimate

Chapter 5 Practice Test

Chapter 5_PracticeTest_KEY

EarthComm_c5_esaw

EarthComm_c5_ext

EarthComm_c5_conn

EarthComm_c5_esst

EarthComm_c5_esyl

Weekly Bell Work:

Bell Work_5

Feb 20-23 (Week 6)

Please read the following sections in Chapter 6 of the text (Due Thurs, 2/23):

EarthComm_c6s1

EarthComm_c6s2

Please complete the vocabulary log for Chapter 6, Sections 1-2 (Due Thurs, 2/23):

Homework_Chapter 6 Vocab_S1-2

Please complete the following research and writing assignment (Due Mon, 2/27):

Global Climate Change

Please watch the following documentary, “Chasing Ice,” and complete the worksheet:

Chasing Ice Documentary

Visual Aids:

EarthComm_c6-03

EarthComm_6-1a

EarthComm_6-1b

EarthComm_6-1c

EarthComm_6-2a

EarthComm_6-2b

EarthComm_6-2c

Feb 27 - Mar 2 (Week 7)

Please read the following sections in Chapter 6 of the text (Due Monday, 3/6):

EarthComm_c6s3

EarthComm_c6s4

EarthComm_c6s5

EarthComm_c6s6

EarthComm_c6s7

Please complete the vocabulary log for Chapter 6, Sections 3-7 (Due Monday, 3/6):

Homework_Chapter 6 Vocab_S3-7

Please watch the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” and complete the attached worksheet (unfortunately, the film is not available to stream online, so you must come see me to check out the TMP dvd copy, or acquire it elsewhere):

InconvenientTruth

Weekly Bell Work:

Bell Work_7

Visual Aids:

EarthComm_6-4a

EarthComm_6-07

EarthComm_6-4b

EarthComm_6-4c

EarthComm_6-4d

EarthComm_6-5c

EarthComm_6-5d

EarthComm_6-7a

EarthComm_6-7b

Mar 6-9 (Week 8)

Please review the following Chapter 6 study aids, as well as those from Chapter 5 (see Week 5), in preparation for the Midterm Exam on Thursday, March 9:

Chapter6_GlobalClimateChange

Chapter 6_Practice Test

Chapter 6_PracticeTest_KEY

EarthComm_c6_esyl

EarthComm_c6_esst

EarthComm_c6_conn

EarthComm_c6_ext

EarthComm_c6_esaw

Mar 20-23 (Week 9)

Please read the following sections in Chapter 7 of the text (Due Monday, 3/27):

EarthComm_c7s1

EarthComm_c7s2

EarthComm_c7s3

EarthComm_c7s4

Please complete the vocabulary log for Chapter 7, Sections 1-4 (Due Monday, 3/27):

Homework_Chapter 7 Vocab_S1-4

Mar 27-30 (Week 10)

Weekly Bell Work:

Bell Work_10

Please complete the following review sheets for Chapter 7, Sections 1-4:

Chapter7-Section1

Chapter7-Section2

Chapter7-Section3

Chapter7-Section4

Apr 3-6 (Week 11)

Quiz-Chapter 7, Sections 1-4 (Monday, April 3)

PARCC Testing, Tuesday – Thursday, April 4-6 

Apr 10-13 (Week 12)

Please read the following sections in Chapter 7 of the text:

EarthComm_c7s5

EarthComm_c7s6

EarthComm_c7s7

EarthComm_c7s8

EarthComm_c7s9

EarthComm_c7s10

Please complete the vocabulary log for Chapter 7, Sections 5-10 (Due Thursday, 4/13):

Homework_Chapter 7 Vocab_S5-10

Please complete the following review sheets for Chapter 7, Sections 5-10:

Chapter7-Section5

Chapter7-Section6

Chapter7-Section7

Chapter7-Section8

Chapter7-Section9

Chapter7-Section10

Apr 17-20 (Week 13)

Apr 24-27 (Week 14)

Please read the following sections in Chapter 8 of the text:

EarthComm_c8s1

EarthComm_c8s2

EarthComm_c8s3

EarthComm_c8s4

Please complete the vocabulary log for Chapter 8, Sections 1-4:

Homework_Chapter 8 Vocab_S1-4

Please complete the review worksheets for the following sections of Chapter 8:

Chapter8-Section1

Chapter8-Section2

Chapter8-Section3

May 1-4 (Week 15)

Please read the following sections in Chapter 8 of the text:

EarthComm_c8s5

EarthComm_c8s6

EarthComm_c8s7

EarthComm_c8s8

EarthComm_c8s9

Please complete the vocabulary log for Chapter 8, Sections 5-9:

Homework_Chapter 8 Vocab_S5-9

May 8-11 (Week 16)

Please complete the following practice test for the Earth Science EOC:

EarthScience_PracticeTestEOC

Please review the following Chapter 8 study aids, as well as those from Chapter 7 (see Week 13), in preparation for the Final Exam on Wednesday, May 17 (9-11 am, SFCC Lecture Hall):

EarthComm_PracticeTest-8b

Chapter 8_PracticeTest_KEY

EarthComm_c8_esyl

EarthComm_c8_escc

EarthComm_c8_esst

EarthComm_c8_conn

EarthComm_c8_ext

EarthComm_c8_esaw

EarthComm_c8_test

Please complete the teacher/course survey:

https://voicenm.org/survey/student/853de0dce288dbc6


Physical Science

Important Class Files: Syllabus Glossary Index

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 key concepts in chemistry that will be explored during the second semester of the course involve understanding the structure and properties of matter, the characteristics of energy, and the interactions between matter and energy. The study of chemistry also includes the examination of the composition, properties, and reactions of substances; the behaviors of solids, liquids, and gases; chemical names, formulas, and equations; and acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions.

Weekly Work and Information

Jan 17-19 (Week 1)

Welcome Back Students!

https://www.learner.org/vod/vod_window.html?pid=793

Please sign and return the syllabus (Due Thurs, 1/19):

PhysSci_Syllabus_Sp17

Please complete the following vocabulary log (Due Monday, 1/23):

Homework_VocabIV

Jan 23-26 (Week 2)

Jan 30 - Feb 2 (Week 3)

Feb 6-9 (Week 4)

Feb 13-16 (Week 5)

Feb 20-23 (Week 6)

Feb 27 - Mar 2 (Week 7)

Mar 6-9 (Week 8)

Mar 20-23 (Week 9)

Mar 27-30 (Week 10)

Apr 3-6 (Week 11)

Apr 10-13 (Week 12)

Apr 17-20 (Week 13)

Apr 24-27 (Week 14)

May 1-4 (Week 15)

May 8-11 (Week 16)


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