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Inside the Earth Unit

Inside the Earth Unit

Name: _____________________________________________________ Period _____________

Due Date: May 1, 2013

The Big Idea: The transfer of energy inside the Earth affects its surface.

 

 

Directions

 

Examine the activities you can do to learn the unit objectives.   All of the activities and the dates we are doing them are listed below.  They are due at the latest on May 1.  No work will be accepted after May 1 unless you are absent that day.

 

The activities in bold are required for every student to do.  These will help you learn the basics of the unit.  After you have mastered the basics, move to section B and then section A for more challenging activities. You must demonstrate knowledge for each level before moving on to the next section.

 

 

When you complete an activity, you must turn it in to receive feedback.  YOU MAY NOT TURN IN MORE THAN TWO ACTIVITIES PER DAY.  Including the last day of the unit.

 

As always, if you have questions ask or email.

 

Objectives

  • Explain how geologists learn about Earth’s inner structures.
  • Identify the characteristics of Earth’s crust, mantle, and core.
  • Sketch and label the major layers of the Earth, showing approximate relative thicknesses and consistency of the crust, core and mantle.
  • Draw and label a diagram showing how convection in the upper mantle drives movement of crustal plates.

State Standards

Addressed

 

INQE:  Create a model to represent the behavior of events.

 

PS3C:  Explain how convection transfers energy inside the Earth.

 

ES2E:  Sketch and label the major layers of the Earth, showing approximate relative thicknesses and consistency of the crust, core and mantel.

 

ES3F:  Draw and label a diagram showing how convection in the upper mantle drives movement of crustal plates.

 

 

 

Vocabulary

 

seismic waves

crust

mantle

lithosphere

asthenosphere

outer core

inner core

pressure

 

Use the calendar to document your progress each day. 

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

 

 

4/18

Anticipation Guide

 

Video: Inside the Earth with notes

4/19

Read textbook Chapter 5 pages 124-131

 

4/22

Power Point

 

 

 

 

 

4/23

Complete Earth: Inside and Out Worksheet

 

 

Read “Probing Questions” Article and answer questions

4/24

Earth’s Interior

Scale drawing

 

 

 

4/25

Unit Work Day

4/26

Lab: Modeling Mantle Convection Currents

 

4/29

Discuss Lab

 

 

4/30

Review Guide

 

5/1

Unit Test

 

“A” and “B” work due

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Activities

 

Topic

Activity

 

Points

Possible

 

 

 

Due Dates

Completed

Anticipation Guide

Complete Before portion of AG

5

4/18

 

  •  

Video: Inside the Earth and notes

5

4/18

 

  •  

Read TEXTBOOK chapter 5 pages 124-131

 

4/19

 

  •  

Complete Earth: Inside and Out worksheet

10

4/23

 

  •  

Probing Question Article and write summary

10

4/24

 

Scale Drawing

Earth’s Interior

20

4/26

 

  •  

Lab: Modeling Mantle Convection Currents

20

4/29

 

  •  

Complete Review Guide

10

4/30

 

  •  

“A” and “B” work

 

5/1

 

  1.  

Unit TEST

 

5/1

 

 

B Activities

CHOOSE ONE!

 

Writing

Compare and Contrast Oceanic and Continental Crusts

10

5/1

 

Writing

Journey to the center of the Earth

10

5/1

 

A Activities

CHOOSE ONE!

 

Writing

Compare and Contrast the rocky planets and Earth

20

5/1

 

Math

Properties of the Earth’s Interior

20

5/1

 

 

 

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