Science - Mrs. Schuman

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  Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera

Unit #3 - Plate Tectonics

Essential Question:  

How is the structure of the Earth affected by energy, matter, and forces?

 Students will be introduced to the theory of Continental Drift and the forces that cause Earth's crust to move around.  The students will explore the various plate boundaries and their movements along with the features created such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and other surface features.   We will discuss how weathering and erosion then affects land forms.
Students will then apply their knowledge to identify specific geologic land forms formed by the impact of volcanoes and faults on New Mexico geology. (Valles Caldera, Rio Grande Rift, ABQ volcanoes, Shiprock, Sandia Mtns. Etc.)

Please click on the "calendar" link on the left to see the daily agenda in my class.  You can also click on the "Useful Links" tab to find folders.  The folders are labeled by unit and will contain all files that I have used in that unit.  If your student has lost an assignment, you should be able to find it in the unit folder.  Finally, you will find a PDF file of the textbook in this folder.

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