Posted by: mrborden | January 29, 2012

Plate tectonics


Fri Feb 3
QFD: Life itself is a mystery which defies solution.
John Mortimer
?FD: What type of boundary would be associated with deep earthquakes? shallow earthquakes?
Objective: ESS 3b. Students know the principal structures that form at the three different kinds of plate boundaries
1) finish maps and watch film of the Ring of Fire
2) write down Questions for film before watching and turn in answers by the end of the period

Thurs Feb 2
QFD:If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn.”
Irish Proverb
?FD: Who discovered the theory of Platetectonics? Sea Floor Spreading? When
ESS 3b. Students know the principal structures that form at the three different kinds of plate boundaries
1) finish platetectonic maps and turn them in by friday
Wed Feb 1
QFD: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Anonymous
?FD: What type of boundary forms at mid ocean ridge? San Andreas Faultline?
Objective: ESS 3b. Students know the principal structures that form at the three different kinds of plate boundaries
1) Quiz (20) plateboundaries
2) Plateboundary Handout
Part 1
Quiz 3a + 3b Read the question to yourself and select the best answer.
1) A tectonic plate boundary that occurs when two plates move apart is called a __________.
A convergent boundary C divergent boundary
B transform fault boundary D major plate

2) A tectonic plate boundary that occurs when two plates grind past each other without the production or destruction of lithosphere is a __________.
A convergent boundary C divergent boundary
B transform fault boundary D major plate

3) The Aleutian islands off the shore of Alaska are an arc-shaped chain of small volcanic islands called a volcanic island arc. Which type of convergent boundary process formed these islands?
A oceanic-continental C continental-continental
B oceanic-oceanic D seafloor spreading

4) Seafloor spreading happens along what type of plate boundary?
A convergent B divergent
C San Andres D subduction

5) Which of the following would be considered a convergent boundary?
A two oceanic plates spreading away from each other
B an oceanic lithosphere diving beneath another plate
C a continental plate spreading away from another continental plate
D a continental plate grinding along side another continental plate

6) Which of the following would be considered a transform fault boundary?
A Himalayan Mountains C Mount St. Helens
B East African Rift Valley D San Andreas Fault

7) Which of the following events would occur at a transform boundary?
A shallow focus earthquakes C deep focus earthquakes
B volcanoes D formation of a new sea floor

8) What is one way that mid-ocean ridges provide evidence of sea floor spreading?
A Rocks at the crest of the ridge are young; rocks found further from the crest are older.
B Rocks all along the ridges are a consistent age.
C Rocks at the crest of the ridge are old; rocks found further from the crest are younger.
D Rocks at the crest of the ridge are much hotter than rocks found elsewhere.

9)When looking at the topography of the seafloor, what evidence of seafloor spreading would be found at the center of the North Atlantic?
A abyssal plain B mid-ocean ridge C continental slope D continental rise

10 Scientists use the topography of the ocean floor to support the idea of seafloor spreading. Which of the following would allow scientists to study the topography of the ocean floor?
A continental shapes and fault lines C airplanes and boats
B surface water temperature and tidal patterns D sonar and satellites

Part 2 OARS 10 questions
Tuesday Jan 31
QFD: The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but “That’s funny…” ~Isaac Asimov
?FD: What feature is formed when a oceanic plate crashes into another oceanic plate.
Objective: ESS 3b. Students know the principal structures that form at the three different kinds of plate boundaries
Word of the day: Subduction – To dive beneath
1) video evidence of platetectonics
2) finish handout
3) pictures hw check

Monday Jan 30
QFD: Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. ~Edwin Powell Hubble
?FD: name and describe a feature about the 3 types pf plateboundaries
Objective: ESS 3b. Students know the principal structures that form at the three different kinds of plate boundaries
1) read cornell notes
2) thinking map
3) hw: write the letters C for convergent, D for Divergent and T for transform on you plateboundary picture for all of the boundaries. The write a paragraph about the direction the pacific plate is moving.






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  1. Compare the life cycles of a medium star, giant star, super giant star. Medium size stars become red giants then to planetary nebula, white dwarfs, black dwarfs. Giant stars become super giants then to super nova, then a neutron. Super giant becomes a super giant then becomes a blackhole.

  2. a super massive giant star makes a black hole . a super giant makes a super nova giant star turns into a nova witch turns into a white dwarf.


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