We Will, We Will

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If you need to complete or resubmit the Essay section of the Geology test, please download it here-> 

You must submit it by 8:00 AM Friday

The Relative Dating Presentation from Class on Monday:

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The Plate Tectonics Presentation from Class on Wednesday:
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Rock Cycle Video Assignment

Due: Wednesday, May 18

Directions: Watch each of the video Clips and answer the corresponding questions

Clip A: Rocks and Minerals (http://youtu.be/7M-wuc_8of0)

1. What are rocks made from?

2. How many minerals are there? 

3. How many are commonly found in rocks?

Clip B: Igneous Rocks (http://youtu.be/d4XAOY-VEEI)

4. Which type of rock are volcanic rocks?

5. What is the Earth's "skin" called?

6. What determines how large or small the crystals of an igneous rock are?

Clip C: Weathering (http://youtu.be/sDUpwM8brgU)

7. What happens when rainwater gets into the cracks in rocks and freezes?

Clip D: Erosion (http://youtu.be/9Df4CtlZ0AQ)

8. What does running water and wave action do to broken bits of rock?

Clip E: Sedimentary Rock (http://youtu.be/9Df4CtlZ0AQ)

9. What two processes form sedimentary rock? (Hint: Both words start with "c")

10. What is limestone formed from?

Clip F: Metamorphic Rock

11. What two processes make metamorphic rocks?

Clip G: The Rock Cycle (http://youtu.be/VbtVtTSVZSc)

12. Draw a diagram of the rock cycle!

 Heat and Cold

Homework Assignment 1: Watch clips 4 & 6 and take notes as you did in class.  Be ready for a quiz on Wednesday.

Absolute Zero on BBC Four (Program 1)

Clip 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EamNpx5SCpY

Clip 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEoI4197Nyo

Clip 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmQixMFEFMg

Clip 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVOg83XPb8Y

Clip 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzMHCOkMGtY

Clip 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9N1d9FtDu0

Heat Transfer

Wisconsin Online Heat Transfer Presentation

Water purification : Getting the Solutes out of the Solvent 

Watch Short Video Clip Online

Watch Longer Program Online

Animal Adaptations

"I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well" (Psalm 139:14)

Watch and Write: Warthog Headgear

Web Video Clip: www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-beauty-of-ugly/video-warthog-head-gear/449/
1. Why do you think the wart hog has a very hard head?
2. Why do you think the wart hog has a muzzle shaped like a shovel?

3. Why do you think the wart hog has tusks?
4. Why do you think the wart hog has warts?

Assignment: More Amazing Animal Adaptations

Web Video Clips: www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/lessons/it%E2%80%99s-a-jungle-out-there-how-species-survive-in-the-jungle/video-segments/5668/

1. Choose one of the following jungle animals    

o Amazonian boa       
o Basilisk lizard    
o Bat                           
o Cuban crocodile    
o Leafcutter ant                   
o Blue morpho butterfly    
o Osprey                       
o Panther chameleon    
o Paradise tree snake                   
o Red-eyed tree frog    
o Spider monkey                   
o Tiger    
o Trap-jaw ant

2. Watch the corresponding web video clip on your chosen animal.

3. What interesting adaptations does your animal have? 

4. How do these adaptations help it to survive in its environment?

God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.
          - Genesis 1: 28-31a

Endangered Species

In Class Activity: What's Killing the Sea Otters? 
Sea otters have fought back for 75 years from near-extinction, but their population has mysteriously stalled. What is the culprit?

Web Video Clip: http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/whats-killing-the-sea-otters

Homework Part 1: The Loneliest Animals
(Assigned 9/15, Due 9/29)
Around the globe, unique and fascinating species face extinction from hunting and habitat destruction, which affects vulnerable animals in every kind of environment.  Biologists, conservationists, wildlife preservation centers and zoological parks work to breed and shelter rare and critically endangered animals when and where they can, but many species are down to the last few individuals and face an increasingly uncertain future.
Web Video Clips: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/lessons/the-loneliest-animals/video-segments/4949/

Select one of the following species and watch the clip online to fill out your grid on the worksheet.  Your other group members will do the same.

 •Yangtze Giant Soft-shell (Rafetus) Turtle (clip)
(You might also want to watch what happens to the plan to mate these last two turtles here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-loneliest-animals/video-the-last-living-pair-of-rafetus-turtles/4901/)
 •Sumatran Rhino
 •Golden-crowned Sifaka (Lemur)(clip)
 •Black-footed Ferret(clip)

Accompanying Assignment (Assigned 9/15, Due 9/29)
(Download if you have misplaced your original):

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Homework Part 2: The Loneliest Animals
(Assigned 9/28 Due 10/4)

Choose an endangered species from one of the following web resources to complete page two of the homework assignment:

• World Wildlife Foundation: www.worldwildlife.org/species/

• Earth’s Endangered Creatures: http://www.earthsendangered.com/list.asp

Ecosystems Assessment 10/4!

Power Point #1 (For REVIEW)

Power Point #2 (For REVIEW)


Green Turtle Recovery Program
Hunting and egg harvesting nearly brought green sea turtles to the brink of extinction, but a conservation program is helping.
Web Video Clip: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/kilauea-mountain-of-fire/video-green-turtle-recovery-program/4722/

Crash: A Tale of Two Species

This is the story of the fabric of life, and how every species is interconnected – each one important, no matter how big or small.  At its center is the humble horseshoe crab, a creature which has remained virtually unchanged for 350 million years.  Its annual spring spawning produces millions of eggs that are the lifeline for a tiny bird called the red knot, which migrates 10,000 miles from South America to the Arctic each year. 

Web Video: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/crash-a-tale-of-two-species/video-full-episode/4772/

Accompanying Assignment

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Powerpoint Presentation for Ch.2

Biomagnification: The Faroe Islands

For more than 1,000 years, the people of the Faroe Islands have hunted pilot whales, and whale meat continues to be an important part of their diet. Now a study has found high levels of mercury and other contaminants in the whale meat.

Web Video: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/faroe605/video_index.html

Exotic Species and the Great Lakes

From National Geographic, a look at how the Sea Lamprey, Spiney Water Flea, and the Zebra Mussel have impacted the Great Lakes Ecosystem.  Clip #3 examines the effect of biomagnification on Great Lakes Cormorants.

The Carbon Cycle

Assignment: Watch each of the four video clips and summarize each in one paragraph. Due Monday!

Ocean Tipping Point: Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution take a first hand look at how an increase in the atmosphere's CO2 may affect the sea, and what we can do about it.

Zone Creep: WIRED Science visits scientists and gardeners across the US to talk about how climate change might affect our planet's flora in the coming years.

Web Video Clip: http://www.pbs.org/kcet/wiredscience/video/119-zone_creep.html

Canary in a Coal MineClimate models predict major changes for Alaska's wildlife. Scientists are already seeing these effects on the guillemot population.
(You may need to download RealPlayer, a free application)

Web Video Clip: http://www.pbs.org/perl/media.cgir?t=rp&f=virage/scientific/pbssaf1404_220k.rm&s=72749&e=492075&extn=.ram

Coal in America: From FRONTLINE Heat, this video investigates the America's coal addiction and how the power industry is (or is not) responding to the call for a reduction in CO2 emissions.
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