Friday, April 11, 2014

4th Grade-Week 4 Pangea and Quiz #1

Concept: Movement of Continents

Investigation: How Has the Earth’s Surface Changed?

Reading Before Class: FOSS Science Resources pgs 228-231. Review Wonders CA Content Reader pgs 78-83.

NO Homework

plate tectonics
Continental Drift Theory

Cornell Note Questions:
•What did Earth look like millions of years ago?
•What is the Theory of Continental Drift?
•What evidence supports the Theory of Continental Drift? video of the week: Plate Tectonics

In the early 1900's Alfred Wegener proposed the idea of Continental Drift. His ideas centered around continents moving across the face of the earth. The idea was not quite correct - compared to the plate tectonics theory of today - but his thinking was on the proper track.

Earth Science Quiz  #1

1.     __________________ are scientists who study rocks.
2.     __________________ is the study of Earth.
3.     Rocks look different because they are made of different  _____________.
4.     Six properties of rocks are _____________________________________. 
5.     __________________ is a mineral’s ability to resist being scratched.
6.     __________________ is the way the surface of a mineral reflects light.

7.     __________________ is the color of the powder left behind when you rub a mineral against a white tile.

5. Waves, wind, water, and ice shape and reshape Earth’s land surface. As a basis for understanding this concept:5a. Students know some changes in the earth are due to slow processes, such as erosion, and some changes are due to rapid processes, such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes. 

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