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Archive for January, 2007

EARTH SCIENCE TEST COMING UP (Updated 2/1)

Posted by iateacher on January 29, 2007

There will be a test over earth science next Thursday, February 8

Student need to be able to:

  • Label the major tectonic plates of the earth
  • Recognize the terms atmosphere, earthquake, fault, focus, hydrosphere, lava, lithosphere, magma, plate tectonics, volcano, seismograph and Pangaea
  • Name the layers of the earth
  • Tell what sea-floor spreading and a mid-ocean ridge are
  • Identify what region many volcanos and earthquakes occur
  • Tell what the Richter scale is
  • Describe the evidence to support the idea of continental drift
  • Describe some effects of an earthquake

Also, students need to be prepared to tell three things that we talked about that were not on the test!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Geo-Theme #31-32

Posted by iateacher on January 29, 2007

Both social studies classes received Geo-Theme #31-32 today.  This is due Friday, February 2

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Earthquake Quiz

Posted by iateacher on January 23, 2007

There will be an earthquake quiz this Thursday, January 25.  Items covered are as follows:

  •  know the meanings of hydrosphere, atomsphere, Pangaea, trenches, mid-ocean ridge, fissure, tectonics and fault
  • know the three main layers of the earth
  • be able to tell about sea-floor spreading
  • define earthquake
  • tell where earthquakes commonly occur (at plate boundries)
  • know the two ways to measure the strength of an earthquake

This information should all be in the notes!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Geo-Theme #28-29

Posted by iateacher on January 23, 2007

Both social studies classes will receive Geo-Theme #28-29 today.  It will be due Friday.

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Geo-Theme #27-28

Posted by iateacher on January 15, 2007

Hello again!

I will be assigning Geo-Theme #27-28 to both classes.  Period 8 will recive it today and period 2 will recieve it tomorrow.  Because of the two hour late start I will not see period 2 in order to give it to them TODAY.  Sorry about that guys.  I will give 2nd period some time to work on it in class tomorrow or Wednesday to make up for getting it a day late!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Social Studies Assignment (NOT listed on Weekly Assignment Page)

Posted by iateacher on January 11, 2007

Hi all,

 I gave a social studies assignment today that was NOT listed on my weekly assignment page.  It wasn’t listed because I couldn’t rememeber exactly when I give this assignment from year to year!  😉 

The assignment is to create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the natural resources of the three regions of Latin America.  (Mexico and Central America, The Caribbean, and South America)

In case you are not familer with a Venn diagram you can click the picture below to see what it is.  The students list the resources that are unique to each region in their own circle, but the ones that are common between two or all three regions go in one of the intersecting areas. 

venn.gif(click for larger view)

 Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Geo-Theme #25-26

Posted by iateacher on January 8, 2007

Good morning to all,

Students in Mr.  Yerington’s social studies classes WILL receive Geo-Theme #25-26 today.  This will be due on Friday, January 12, 2006.

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Classroom News – January 1, 2007

Posted by iateacher on January 1, 2007

Gee, a new year, what better time to post a new classroom news article. Especially since we will be beginning new units in both classes!!

SCIENCE
In science we will begin our earth science unit. This unit begins with a brief introduction to the origin of the Earth. We then discuss earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountains. There will be a few hands-on activities with this unit. In fact, for one activity we need empty cereal boxes. If you could send any that would be great!

SOCIAL STUDIES
In social studies we will begin our study of Latin America. We will look at geographic features, culture, and customs. Students will be turning in their BLUE social studies book and receiving a RED one.

We will also continue with our weekly Geo-Themes so look for those to come home every Monday.

As always, if you have any questions or comments please call me at school or send an e-mail!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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