Unit 3 - Recording Earth's Geological History and Earth's Materials


Lesson # and Approx. Date
FALL 2016 - NEW CURRICULUM
 Lesson Plan & Main Concepts
(Click on the link below to access the lesson plan / details)


#33
March 30th


 
Introduction to Geology and Geologic Time


#34
March 31st







 

#36
April 3rd




The Day the Earth Nearly Died - Mass Extinctions

 #37
April 4th






 #38
April 5th



Quiz #5: Fossils and the Fossil Record (Chapter 21)
 
 
#39
April 6th

Introduction to Minerals

 
 
#40
April 7th

SES Lab Activity #4: Understanding Earth's History 
(Kale and Thomas)
 
#41
April 10th


Mining and Minerals in Canada.
Quiz #6: Earth's Geological History (Chapters 22-24) 
 
#42
April 11th


SES in the News #5 (Kale)
 
 
#43
April 12th



Mineral Identification Lab Activity 


 
 
#44
April 13th


SES Lab Activity #5: Mining and Minerals 
(Jack and Alex)
 
 
#45
April 18th


SES in the News #6
(Jaxon)


#46
April 19th
PLC DAY



Introduction of the Final Culminating Project (15%)
  Quiz #7: Minerals (Chapter 4) 




 
#47
April 20th



Case Study: The Alberta Oil Sands Debate


 
 
#48
April 21st

 
   
                               Identifying Types of Rocks 
                 (Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic) 

                              

 
#49
April 24th

 
SES Lab Activity #6: The Story that Rocks can Tell 

(Megan and Sterre)


 
#50
April 25th
 

SES in the News #7



 
#51
April 26th

 

Types of Rocks Identification Activity 

Quiz #8: Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks (Chapters 5 & 6)




 
#52
April 27th


 

ISP PERIOD TODAY

Work Period: Catch up on Rock / Mineral Labs, activities and ISU Research




#53
May 1st

 


(Kayla)


Geology Case Study: A Crude Awakening (The Future of Oil)

Unit Review: Recording Earth's Geological History and Earth's Materials



 #54
May 2nd









#55
May 3rd
                         



Part A: Multiple Choice - 30 marks

Part B: Prepared Long Answer - 20 marks

Part C: Rocks and Minerals - 20 marks (don't forget your charts)

Part D: The Rock Cycle Diagram - 10 marks

Part E: Matching - terms and definitions - 20 marks
TOTAL: 100 marks


Unit 4 Starts Tomorrow (Final unit of the course)













Other Resources from this Unit

Video: Geologic Journey - The Canadian Shield  (student worksheet) (45 min.) - ANSWERS


 Video: Earth: A History - Full Documentary (90 min.) - it time permits or on another date if applicable







































































 





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- Read Chapter 5 & Chapter 6 and complete Chapter 5 Study Guide & Chapter 6 Study Guide before the quiz.

- Quiz #8 is on Day #
 

 
 







 
 










 
At the end of this lesson I will be able to...

1. explain where and what minerals are currently mined in Canada.

2. explain and provide examples of renewable and non-renewable resources (within mining and outside of mining).

3. describe some of the major environmental concerns that exist over the mining of these minerals. 
 




 
   
    
                                                  




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At the end of this lesson I will be able to...

1. explain how the rock cycle transforms rocks into different types.

2. describe how geologists use a classification system to identify and classify rocks.

3. explain the importance of igneous rocks and 
 


 
 











 


















 


 


                                










 



  
                                


 

 









 





   


 
 







 


 

Today you are to review for your unit test on Friday (see link below). 
Below is the format of the test. Also, you can work on the Unit 3 Summative Assignment (Geologic Wonders of the World) which is DUE: Mon. Nov. 23rd

NOTE: We can drop your lowest assignment mark at the end of the semester, therefore you do have the option to opt out of one assignment if you wish (not including SES Debate / Discussion and the SES Lab assignments - these are mandatory!)