Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Students use Slinky toys to model the movement of the groun as difference types of seismic waves travel away from an earthquakes focus.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Earthquake: San Francisco, CA 1906

Students watched six clips from a National Geographic video about the famous 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.  After each clip we discussed the "key words" and details about the event revealed in each clip.  Then students drew a picture to depict the details viewed and discussed.

Once we completed watching the clips students wrote a summary re-telling what happened during this famous earthquake and answered an opinion question regarding the earthquake.

After writing the summaries students shared them with a friend, listened to a friend, and a few students shared theirs with the class.

Talking Heads: Geology Vocabulary Quilt

Students used iMovie to create an AVID Vocabulary Quilt.  They selected 12 vocabulary words to feature in their "quilt".  For each of their selected words they wrote a brief definition and collected an image to represent the meaning.  Then they used the APP iMovie on their iPad to create the videos below.

Plate Tectonics

Monday, February 11, 2013