Posted by: mrborden | February 5, 2012

Plate Boundaries and Earthquake Zones


Friday Feb 10
QFD: There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi
?FD: What type of boundary is the rift valley in Africa? Iceland?
Objective:ESS 3b. Students know the principal structures that form at the three different kinds of plate boundaries
and ESS3d. Students know why and how earthquakes occur and the scales used to measure their intensity and magnitude

1) Rules and procedures, Syllabus
2) Film : National Geographic : Ring of Fire
Questions (handout) 45 points 3 pts /question
1) What is the Ring of Fire?
2) How many billions years did magma spew from volcanoes and ridges?
3) Where is there a lake of lava?
4) What year was the quake in San francisco?
5) What type of plate is more dense, Oceanic or continental?
6) Name an active volcano in Japan
7) How long do sulfur miners live?
8) Indonesia has _____ number of volcanoes
9) what is the name for the tallest volcano on Earth?
10) How long does it take for a plant to grow on new earth?
11) How many years did it take for animals to come back to Mt. St. Helens
12) What structure is formed when two converging oceanic plates
crash into each other? example
13) What stucture is formed when 2 converging continental plates crash into each other? example
14) What structure is formed when a continental plate crashed into a oceanic plate?
15) Name 2 structures that are divergent boundaries?

Thursday Feb 9
QFD: For every fact there is an infinity of hypotheses. ~Robert M. Pirsig
?FD: How many questions did you answer correctly on the 3b assessment?
Objective: ESS3d. Students know why and how earthquakes occur and the scales used to measure their intensity and magnitude
1) Review of a rift valley, converging boundaries
2) Finish vocabulary (65pts)
3) Handout on Earthquake fault zones 50 points
4) copy fig 14 page 157 into your notebook (mercalli scale), and Fig 15 page 158
5) NOTEBOOK grade 25-50 pts a week for your notes
Wednesday Feb 8
QFd: The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Albert Einstein
?FD: Name and describe the boundary that slides past each other?
Objective: ESS3d. Students know why and how earthquakes occur and the scales used to measure their intensity and magnitude
Word of the Day :Seismic waves – vibrations that travel through earth carrying energy released during an Earthquake
1) Quiz post test 3b
2)vocabulary – assignment look up the meaning of the following words and use 5 of them in a complete sentence.
1) Focus (154) 2) epicenter 3) primary waves (155) ,4) secondary waves,5) Surface waves (156), 6) seismograph, 7) Mercalli Scale 8) moment magnitude scale (158) 9) liquefaction (163) 10) aftershocks 11) tsunamis (164) , 12) base isolated building (166), 13) Richter scale

NOTES
Geologists have used properties of P-waves and S-waves to predict the composition of Earth’s interior. They believe that Earth consists of three main zones: the crust, the mantle, and the core. They believe the core consists of a liquid outer core and a solid inner core.
P-waves and S-waves travel through various rock materials at different velocities.
S-waves cannot pass through molten (liquid) rock. If Earth’s composition were that of a uniform solid, the velocities of P-waves and S-waves would increase steadily with depth, because increasing pressure beneath the surface increases the elastic properties of the rock.
Jumping From Space
Tuesday Feb 7
QFD:Science is simply common sense at its best. ~Thomas Huxley
?FD: Describe the 3 types of plateboundaries and a geographic feature
ESS 3b. Students know the principal structures that form at the three different kinds of plate boundaries
1) students will review project and will analyize their own progress
2) review of standard/vocabulary/notes
3) film clip
4) Quiz

Mon Feb 6
QFD: Science does not know its debt to imagination. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
?FD: Which direction is the pacific plate moving
1) Finish Maps if necessary, You need a complete paragraph descibing the various types of plate boundaries on the back


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Responses

  1. There are two major waves, which are called p waves and s waves. P waves travel quick through rocks but not through liquid unlike S waves.

    • excellent post , Brandon! glad you understand the 3 different type of seismic waves. Hope you are looking at questions for test later this week!


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