April 30th, 2015

Objective: To simulate Carbon-14’s half-life, and apply our knowledge to absolute dating

  1. Do NOW!
    First we watched a video on Carbon Dating, then answer the following questions:
    1.What is radioactive decay?
    2.How is this used in science for absolute dating?
    3.Why can’t scientists use Carbon14 to date dinosaur bones?
  2. Radioactive Decay: Half Life Activity

Homework: Finish Radioactive Decay worksheet and STUDY!!!  Quiz tomorrow!!!!!


April 29th, 2015

Objective: To learn about the law of superposition, and how it relates to dating fossils

  1. Do NOW!
    What is the geologic scale? How is the geologic scale broken down? What are the two types of dating methods?

    ¿Cuál es la escala geológica? ¿Cómo se divide la escala geológica abajo? ¿Cuáles son los dos tipos de métodos de datación? 

  2. Rock Layer Match Up Activity
  3. Law of Superposition Lecture with Laundry Basket Demonstration
  4. The Dating Game Worksheets

Homework: The Dating Game worksheet

NOTE: Quiz on Geologic Time scale has been moved to FRIDAY!!!

April 28th, 2015

Objective: To learn about the various ways that scientists date fossils

  1. Do NOW!
    DEFINE and give an EXAMPLE of each type of weathering (Mechanical and Chemical)

    Definir y dar un ejemplo de cada tipo de meteorización (mecánica y química)

  2. Geology Vocabulary Lecture with Rock and Geology Vocabulary Guided Notes
  3. Law of Superposition Lecture (Half) with Dating Differences Defined and Dating Game Worksheets

Homework: None 🙂

April 27th, 2015


Objective: Explain the difference between Mechanical and Chemical Weathering

  1. Do NOW!
    Plus, Minus, Delta}
    What was one thing you LIKED about the Exam/Review?
    What was one thing you did NOT like?
    What is one thing you would CHANGE for next time?

    Lo que era una cosa que te gustó de el Examen / revisión?
    Lo que era una cosa que no te gustaba?
    ¿Qué es una cosa que cambiaría para la próxima vez?

  2. Weathering Processes Guided Notes along with the Weathering Processes Lecture
  3. ‘Dear Diary’ Activity (directions found on Guided notes and ppt)
  4. T.O.D.
    —Write your own journal entry.  The entry must be a minimum of 5 sentences, and at LEAST 4 examples of weathering must be used.  This CANNOT be the same as ‘Dear Diary’.

Homework: None 🙂

April 24th, 2015

Objective: To assess our knowledge of Populations and Ecosystems

  1. Do NOW!
    Give an EXAMPLE of each:
    Producer, Herbivore, Apex Predator, Decomposer, Primary Consumer

    Dé un ejemplo de cada tipo de organismo: Productor, herbívoro, Apex Predator, Decomposer, consumidor primario

  2. Populations and Ecosystems Unit Exam

Homework: None 🙂