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Chapter 5: Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Glaciers

Earthquakes, volcanoes and glaciers are all powerful forces that work to shape our world. These forces have changed the world dramatically over time and are even at work today. You will learn about amazing earthquakes, volcanoes and glaciers. Along the exploration, you will be able to build your own volcano, test the power of an earthquake and make a mountain with a glacier.

Earthquake: Sudden tremor in a region of the Earth’s crust caused by one rock mass sliding against another.

earthquake
 

Volcano: Landform built up as lava and ash are ejected from the upper mantle during successive eruptions, accumulating and solidifying on the surface .Eruption of magmatic matter (molten rock, ash, gas) from the upper mantle; it can last several years.

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Glacier: Mass of ice resulting from the accumulation and compression of snow; it moves under its own weight.

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Important dates to remember this month

 

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3 PTO Meeting 6:30 PM

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8 Class assessments this week

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Make & Take Math Night

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26 Teacher Workday

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31 OPEN HOUSE 6 PM

 

 

Materials needed for class: (These supplies should be brought to class every day.)

1.) 2inch 3 ring binder

2.) 2 green 3 prong folders

3.) Colored utensils

4.) Pen

5.) Pencil

6.) Paper

 

 

 

 

 

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