BACK TO 6TH GRADE SCIENCE



NDMS 4/12/10 & ODMS 4/13/10


Pick a natural disaster and create a powerpoint explaining what casues it, the dangers, where the disaster can occur, preventative measures (if any), how to avoid the disaster (if possible), and what to do if it happens where you are.

NDMS 3/3/10

Watch the following animations and take notes in your student wiki (not your weather wiki). Notes should be on you science page.

THE ATMOSPHERE



TYPES OF CLOUDS



TYPES OF PRECIPITATION



THE WATER CYCLE



WEATHER FRONTS



EL NINO





TEST PREP


Geology Test Study Guide


NDMS 2/5

Pick an article from the list below. Read it, take notes, and then summarize it in 2 paragraphs (a paragraph has 4-5 sentences).

Snowflakes and Avalanches
Earth from the inside out
Shrinking Glaciers

NDMS 2/1


http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/world-map-poster-1.jpg

http://www.sumopaint.com/home/


NDMS 12/4

Shaping Earth's Surface PowerPoint


Below is a list of the items that you will be creating a PowerPoint presentation on.


Erosion (water and wind)
Volcanoes
Earthquakes
Glaciers
Mountain Building
Rivers
Ocean
Beaches
Land Slides
Floods
Hurricanes
Tornadoes
Fires
Storms
Lightning


For each slide make sure that you describe the event and answer the following major questions in complete sentences:

1. How does it change the landscape of Earth's surface?
2. Is this making new land, or modifying the existing landscape?
3. Is this a long term event (50+ years), or an isolated incident (happens once)?


Make sure that you copy and paste the address of the website that you found your pictures and your information.

GOOD Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaciers
BAD Example: All info from wikipedia

When your project is done, it should look like this:

Title slide with the title, your name, grade level, teacher's name
One slide for each of the topics listed above (15 total)
Backgrounds, text colors, slide transitions, fontwork, etc. are interesting, but not distracting
Each slide has at least one relevant picture (title slide can have a picture, but that is not required)
PICTURES ARE NOT FROM WIKIPEDIA
All information and pictures have sources cited
The three major questions are answered for each topic


GRADING

50% Event is described and three major questions are answered in complete sentences
20% Sources are cited
20% Professionalism of project
10% Pictures are relevant and not from wikipedia




ODMS 1/19

Notes on Convection
Take detailed notes on the following animations and then answer the questions.
Add these notes and questions to the notes that we started on Thursday.
If you need more room, write on another piece of paper and attach it to the first.
DO NOT turn these in yet, we will keep adding to them on Thursday.

Questions:
1. When heated, why does a hot fluid rise? HINT
2. When the hot air rises, why does it eventually fall back down?
3. How does convection in the mantle make the tectonic plates move? HINT
4. How does convection make the Earth's atmosphere move? HINT
5. Do you think that convection would be responsible for ocean currents? Why or why not? HINT
6. Do you think that atmospheric convection could cause oceanic convection? Why or why not?
7. Do you think convection in the mantle could cause oceanic convection? Why or why not?
Convection.gif
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Convection.gif

Click the green arrow to start
http://www.absorblearning.com/media/attachment.action?quick=12p&att=2775

Click the "Step-Through" button to start
http://media.wwnorton.com/college/biology/animations/ch33a01.swf


NDMS 12/4

Shaping Earth's Surface PowerPoint


Below is a list of the items that you will be creating a PowerPoint presentation on.


Erosion (water and wind)
Volcanoes
Earthquakes
Glaciers
Mountain Building
Rivers
Ocean
Beaches
Land Slides
Floods
Hurricanes
Tornadoes
Fires
Storms
Lightning


For each slide make sure that you describe the event and answer the following major questions in complete sentences:

1. How does it change the landscape of Earth's surface?
2. Is this making new land, or modifying the existing landscape?
3. Is this a long term event (50+ years), or an isolated incident (happens once)?


Make sure that you copy and paste the address of the website that you found your pictures and your information.

GOOD Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaciers
BAD Example: All info from wikipedia

When your project is done, it should look like this:

Title slide with the title, your name, grade level, teacher's name
One slide for each of the topics listed above (15 total)
Backgrounds, text colors, slide transitions, fontwork, etc. are interesting, but not distracting
Each slide has at least one relevant picture (title slide can have a picture, but that is not required)
PICTURES ARE NOT FROM WIKIPEDIA
All information and pictures have sources cited
The three major questions are answered for each topic


GRADING

50% Event is described and three major questions are answered in complete sentences
20% Sources are cited
20% Professionalism of project
10% Pictures are relevant and not from wikipedia




NDMS 11/30


ODMS 11/13 & NDMS 11/16


Go to XRTANORMALand login with both the username and the password being "nfdms" Make sure to save your video with the title as your first and last name and the description as Grand Canyon Project.

Once you are logged in, start typing in the script. You will have to use once character as the Ranger and the other character for everyone else. Focus your effort on typing in the script, the camera angles and other things can be added when you are done with the script.

Below is a tutorial for saving your project. If you have trouble, make sure that your name gets put on the list of people that are having trouble so that you do not loose points for your effort.

STEP 1

Once you have edited your movie, scroll down below the movie player and click the ACTION button. Be patient, because this takes around 1-2 minutes
xtranormal_-_Action.png

STEP 2

Once the movie is ready to be saved, that same button will change to IT'S A WRAP! Click that button
xtranormal_-_Its_a_Wrap.png

STEP 3

A window will pop up. Please put your first and last name as the title and GRAND CANYON PROJECT as the description. When those two things are entered, click PUBLISH
xtranormal_-_Publish.png

STEP 4

If you wish to continue working on your video, click on MY MOVIES at the top of the screen, find your movie and then click the REMIX button.
xtranormal_-_My_Movies.pngxtranormal_-_Remix.png

NDMS 11/3 & ODMS 11/4

Using the picture below, answer the questions on the worksheet.

Musical_plates_-_Plate_velocity.jpg

NDMS 10/30 & ODMS 11/2

Answer the questions from PART 1 on the handout that you received. There are right answers to these questions, but I am most concerned with your thought process at this point. So, please do not stress out if you do not know the right answer yet. If you are having trouble seeing patterns on the map that we created last time, check out this interactive map from the USGS.

For PART 2, look at the map below and compare it to the map that you plotted the 20 most recent earthquakes on the last time we met. If you were absent, please raise your hand and I will assign you a partner. If you are missing your map from last time, please look in the 6th grade box in the back of the room (several were left on the ground last time). Use your map and the one below to answer the questions in PART 2 of your handout.

Musical_Plates_-_Tectonic_plates_map.jpg

If you get done early, go to typeracer


NDMS 10/28 & ODMS 10/29


Musical Plates
Musical Plates
Activity 1 : Plot Current Earthquake Data

Materials:
You will need the world map that you will receive from Mr. Collings to plot the earthquakes individually
.

Instructions:

  • Click on one of the web sites listed below to see all of the earthquakes that have occurred over the last few days which were larger than 2.5 on the Richter Scale. Note that in the first two columns you will see the time and date for each earthquake. Note that in the second two columns you will see the latitude and longitude coordinates for the epicenter of the earthquake.
  • Use the latitude and longitude coordinates to plot a dot on your world map which represents the epicenter of the earthquake. Use a (blue) star if the earthquake occurred near the surface (less than 100 km) and use a (red) circle if it occurred deep (greater than 100 km) in the earth (you will see the depth measurements in the table.)

  • NOTE: You can use the links that appear in the last column of the table to assist you in finding the locations of the earthquakes if using the latitude and longitude coordinates is too difficult.


NDMS 10/26 & ODMS 10/27

MUSICAL PLATES ACTIVITY

Work on handout in class

ODMS 10/9 & NDMS 10/14 Follow this link to learn about the three types of volcanoes. Please be patient, this one takes a while to load.

THE QUIZ BELOW MUST BE COMPLETED WITH A PASSING GRADE. THIS IS DUE AT THE END OF THE PERIOD


Once you think you have that, follow this link to take the volcanoes quiz.

ODMS 10/7 & NDMS 10/8


3 types of plate boundaries

http://www.wwnorton.com/college/geo/earth/flash/4_2.swf

Natural features of plate boundaries

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/Components/Interactives/Technology_Science/Science/Earthquakes/zFlashAssets/Earthquakes_v21.swf

THESE QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED IN COMPLETE SENTENCES AND IN PARAGRAPH FORM ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER. THIS IS DUE AT THE END OF THE PERIOD


- On the PLATE TECTONICS section of the animation above, do you notice any similarity between where the tectonic plates are and where earthquakes happen?
- When tectonic plates meet, there are only three things they can do: Move sideways past each other, run into each other, or move away from each other. On the EARTHQUAKES section of the animation above there are five kinds of plate boundaries. For each type of plate boundary, decide whether the plates are moving sideways past each other, running into each other, or moving away from each other.

Follow this link to learn how earthquakes happen

THESE QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED IN COMPLETE SENTENCES AND IN PARAGRAPH FORM ON THE SAME SHEET OF PAPER. THIS IS DUE AT THE END OF THE PERIOD


- What causes earthquakes?
- What is the difference between a P and an S wave?