Topographic Maps Video Lesson

View the following video and create a 10 question assignment that students could answer as they watched the video.  You will write your questions on notebook paper.

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Plate Tectonics Quiz 1

1.  Name the two fossils that we noted that provide evidence of Continental Drift.

2.  Name the man credited for theorizing Continental Drift in 1912.

3.  Which later theory provided the comprehensive mechanism for Continental Drift.

4.  One piece of supporting evidence for Continental Drift was the appearance of the continents.  What did they seem to look like to lend support to Continental Drift.

5.  Continental Drift says that Pangaea was formed of two large (but smaller than Pangaea) super-continents.  Name them.

6.  Classify the rock found near the Mid-Ocean Ridges as “younger”  or “older” than that found farther away.

7.  Classify the type of plate boundary at which sea-floor spreading takes place.

8.  According to the Theory of Plate Tectonics, which type of crustal plate is older?

9.  According to the Theory of Plate Tectonics, which type of crustal plate is more dense?

10.  What is the name of the convergent process that occurs when an oceanic plate meets a continental plate.

11.  During a convergent interaction between a continental plate and an oceanic plate,  which plate will be pulled downward (to a greater degree)?

12.  What is the name of the plate interaction that describes the separation of oceanic plates?

13.  Identify the type of plate boundary in which plates slide against one another.

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Plate Tectonics Video Assignment 2-23 and 2-24

Plate Tectonics Video Assignment

Write a summary of each of the following videos:



“Video 1″


“Video 2″

“Video 3″



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Lesson Plans Week of 3-2-15


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Lagniappe Third Nine Weeks

1/5  ” I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”  –Albert Einstein


1/7  “The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”  –Muhammad Ali

1/9–Ubi dubium ibi libertas–where there is doubt, there is freedom (Latin proverb)

1/13   Lex I: Corpus omne perseverare in statu suo quiescendi vel movendi uniformiter in directum, nisi quatenus a viribus impressis cogitur statum illum mutare.  (Latin Quote of Isaac Newton from Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica)—Law I: Every body persists in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by force impressed.

i.e.   inertia


1/15  Lex II: Mutationem motus proportionalem esse vi motrici impressae, et fieri secundum lineam rectam qua vis illa imprimitur.  (Latin Quote of Isaac Newton from Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica)—Law II: The alteration of motion is ever proportional to the motive force impress’d; and is made in the direction of the right line in which that force is impress’d.

i.e.   the acceleration of a body is directly proportional to, and in the same direction as, the net force acting on the body, and inversely proportional to its mass. Thus, F = ma, where F is the net force acting on the object, m is the mass of the object and a is the acceleration of the object.


1/20  Lex III: Actioni contrariam semper et æqualem esse reactionem: sive corporum duorum actiones in se mutuo semper esse æquales et in partes contrarias dirigi.  (Latin Quote of Isaac Newton from Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica)— Law III: To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction: or the forces of two bodies on each other are always equal and are directed in opposite directions.


1/26  Cave Canem (Latin)–Beware of Dog

1/28  “Courage is not having the strength to go on;  it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”–Theodore Roosevelt

1/30  Circa (Latin)–around or about

2/2″ It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.  Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”–Sherlock Holmes

2/4  “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”  –Stephen Hawking

2/6 Cave Canem (Latin)–beware of dog

2/10 proximus (Latin)–nearest

2/12  amor vincit ominia (Latin)–love conquers all

2/16  “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”–Mark Twain

2/18  Semper Fidelis (Latin)–always faithful

2/20  E pluribus unum (Latin)–from the many, one

2/24  “And those who were seen dancing were thought insane by those who could not hear the music.”–Friedrich Nietzche

2/26  unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno (Latin)–one for all, all for one

3/2 ” Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”–Abraham Lincoln

3/4  sic erat scriptum (Latin)–thus it was written

3/6  lagniappe due next class period


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Day and Night Visual

rotation of the Earth

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Understanding Topographic Maps

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Weekly Lesson Plans Week of 2-23-15


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