NewsFlash

IS it getting Hot in here Links:

http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/ctl/drought.html

http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/ctl/about4.html respectively.

Carbon-Cycle-and-the-Earths-Climate.pdf


Mechanisms-of-heat-transfer.PDF

http://www.learninggeoscience.net/free/00040/plate_tect.swf

prologue-answers.PDF

Oceanography-Webquest.pdf   alternate site for first 7 questions

Geologic-Time-Internet-Activity-LAB.pdf

Mineral Mania

JUST HOW SMALL IS AN ATOM: Online activity

HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE VIDEO


PLATE TECTONICS AN ONLINE INVESTIGATION


TRY THIS ONLINE MINERAL LAB ACTIVITY: MINERAL LAB

geologic-time-activity.pdf

On-Line-Fossil-Lab-1.pdf

A good review for Rock Cycle:
INTERACTIVE ROCK CYCLE LAB ACTIVITY

QUARTER 1 EXTRA CREDIT  DUE BY THE END OF THE QUARTER
CLICK ON THE FAST FOOD STAKEOUT
Fast-Food-Stakeout.pdf



Teacher’s Name:  Mr. LeGage                                        CLICK HERE FOR A COOL LINK!!
Course Title:   Earth Science
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 5 blocks per week, one term                                               
Credit: 2
Class Website: http://teacherweb.com/ME/Deering/LeGage/newsflash.aspx



Description:
  Earth Science is a study of the Earth and its place in the universe.  This course emphasizes the constant changes of the earth. Through laboratory activities the student will build a foundation in physical geology, historical geology, environmental science, meteorology, oceanography and astronomy.  Students will also develop basic skills in which provide the foundation for subsequent science courses.

Principle Content standards from Learning Results:

1.  Earth    Understand the earth and the process that change it.
2.  Problem Solving    Understands and applies scientific inquiry and other problem solving strategies.
3.  Classification    Understands that there are similarities within the diversity of all living and non-living things
4.  Universe    Explores our knowledge of the universe and the principles upon which it operates.
5.  Scientific Communication    Understands scientific communication
6.  Systems    Understands systems within various context



Connection to Mission Statement for Deering High school:

Please see page 4 in your student agenda. In this course we will practice the following 
components of the Mission Statement.

1.Read with the ability to learn, be informed, explore and be enriched.
2.Write well to explain, analyze, persuade, engage
3.Listen actively and communicate effectively to make learning connections both in and beyond the classroom
4.Utilize mathematical and scientific methods to answer questions and solve.
5.Employ technology to gather, organize and communicate information in order to investigate and solve problems.
6.Evaluate data critically for content, source and relevance
7.Accept responsibility for personal decisions and actions
8.Display both local and global awareness of civic, economic, and environmental issue




Principle Means of Assessment: ( “ final exam” weight included)

Science Notebook:    Students will be required to keep all work in their science 3-Ring binder notebook.  At the end of the quarter the notebook will be collected for a grade. The science notebook will be explained further in class. 

Quizzes& Tests:    Students will receive quizzes and tests periodically throughout each unit.  Quizzes and tests will always be announced 1 week in advance. A final exam will be administered at the conclusion of the semester.


Homework:    Homework assignments will be given as an extension of concepts covered during the class.  All homework should be passes in the day it is due.  Assignments will be reduced one letter grade each day they are late.  Assignments more than 5 days late will receive no credit. Students are expected to copy all assignments in their school agenda’s accordingly. The school agenda will also serve as your hallway pass. You must have it in your possession in order to pass throughout the hallways during class time.


Grading System:   Students will acquire points based on work completed( ex. projects, quizzes, tests, final exam, labs, homework, notebook, class work, class participation, etc.) The number of points for assignments will be determined by the intensity of the assignment.  The points acquired by the student will then be divided by the total amount of points available for that quarter.

Attendance policy:   
Students are expected to attend class on a regular basis (This is in addition to District Policy which states:  A student who is absent for 10 days or more in full-year courses shall result in a loss of credits toward graduation requirements.  At Deering High School, “full year courses” are offered by semester. Absences include those which are either excused or unexcused.)

Make up policy:     
All make up time is by appointment. Make up of missing assignments should be done with in 3 days of returning to school. I can be contacted by email:
legagd@portlandschools.org

Behavior/Expectations:

Punctuality/Attendance:    students should arrive on time and attend class regularly.  Missed work is made up promptly

Preparation:     Students are prepared for class by being seated with books and assignments ready

Quality of work:     Products are reflective of high quality work.

Attentive/Good Listeners:    Student work to develop good organizational skills and note taking habits.

Contribution to class:    Students should contribute to class discussions and ask relevant questions

Team Player/
Collaborative worker:    Students should work well in groups by sharing leadership roles and establishing cooperative work habits

Motivation/Investment:    Students show a willingness to work at a high level of motivations   


ELECTRONIC DEVICES:


Use of electronic devices is allowed before school, during lunch and after school.

Teachers may use discretion in their own classroom regarding the use of electronic devices for educational purposes.

First offense:  Speak with student directly.

Second offense:  May assign teacher consequence; device may be confiscated.

Third offense:  Send to the AP office.  AP will confiscate the device, which will be returned at the end of the school day.

Continued offenses: 

    Students will be sent to the AP office where consequences include but are not limited to confiscation, detention, and suspension.   Continued violations will result in that student being banned from having such devices on school property.  Violations of this ban would be considered insubordination and are subject to suspension. 


star_life_cycle_internet_activity.pdf

Project-Log-3.pdf
Plate-Tectonics-presentation-score-sheet.doc
Plate-Tectonics-description-2011.pdf

United States Geological Survey:Link For Research Paper
Maine Geological Survey: Link for Research Paper

What-if-Pangea-had-never-broken-up--Research-Paper.pdf

Using a Protractor

HEAT TRANSFER ANIMATION



Plate tectonic Project Resource: http://www.sci.csuhayward.edu/~lstrayer/geol2101/2101_Ch19_03.pdf

Igneous Rock Identification Chart: http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/earthsci/imagearchive/igenous.htm