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8th Grade Standard III-Objective 4 Energy Transfer on Earth’s Surface

Standard III: Students will understand the processes of rock and fossil formation.
Objective 4: Compare rapid and gradual changes to Earth Surface.

Enduring Understanding: Earth’s surface can change abruptly through volcanoes and earthquakes. Earth’s surface can change gradually through rock formation, mountain building, weathering, and erosion. Small changes that repeatedly occur over very long time periods can add up to major changes in Earth’s surface.

"I Can" Statements

  1. I can identify the source of energy for volcanoes and earthquakes.
  2. I can describe the energy transfers that occur in volcanoes and earthquakes.
  3. I can evaluate risks for homes built near volcanoes and earthquake faults.
  4. I can model the time scale and events that occur to build a geologic feature such as the Grand Canyon.

Assessment
Multiple Choice/Essay

Performance test- Using Seismic Waves

Curriculum Map ..... Pacing Guide

Learning Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demonstration
8th grade Core Tracker
Faults Ruin Dream
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Breaking Up
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Interactive Website
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Hopes and Dreams
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Finding the Epicenter
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Comparing Earthquakes and VolcanoesWebquest
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Modeling Volcanoes
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A Flyby of the Wasatch Fault
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How Fast Did the Grand Canyon Form?(New!)
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