Unit 2 - Structures of the Earth (Geology)

Welcome to Unit 2 - Structures of the Earth. In this unit we will explore the geological features that shape our planet and those processes that affect us. More specifically we will examine geological time, the internal structure of Earth, rocks, minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and much much more!

Lesson # and Approx. Date
 Lesson Plan & Main Concepts
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October 11th

Examining the Structure of the Earth
*Natural Disaster Presentation!

October 12th


October 13th

Module #7: Internal Structures of the Earth

October 14th

Natural Disaster Presentation and "Catch-Up Day"
*Natural Disaster Friday Presentation!

October 17th

Introduction to Geological Time - Part I

October 18th

Module #8: Geological Timeline of the Earth

October 19th
(Parent - Teacher Interviews - Shortened Periods Today)

Introduction to Geological Time - Part II

October 20th

Earth's Geological History - Part I

October 21st


Earth's Geological History - Part II
*Natural Disaster Friday Presentation!

October 24th



October 25th


October 26th

                           Classification of Rocks (Rock Lab)                                  
October 27th

                         Minerals and Mining Processes - Part I

Mr. Durk is away today on a field trip with his Grade 9 class.

October 28th


*Natural Disaster Friday Presentation #! 

October 31st

November 1st


        Module #10: Plate Tectonics, History and Evidence                      

November 2nd


                           Introduction to Plate Tectonics
                        *Natural Disaster Friday Presentation #4! 

November 3rd


November 4th

Earthquakes and Seismology

November 7th

                                  Module #11: Earthquakes
November 8th
*Natural Disaster Friday Presentation #5! 

November 9th

Earthquakes and Seismology - Part III


November 10th


                          Volcanic Eruptions and Hazards - Part I
*Natural Disaster Friday Presentation #6! 

November 11th

 Volcanic Eruptions and Hazards - Part II
     Remembrance Day Assembly Today (~ 45min.)

November 14th

Tsunamis - Part I


November 15th

Module #12: Volcanoes 

November 16th

Tsunamis - Part II
Tomorrow: Guest Speaker: Adventures in the Himalayas
November 17th

                  Guest Speaker: Adventures in the Himalayas

November 18th

          Unit 2 Review: Structures of the Earth and Geology

November 21st

               Unit 2 Test: Structures of the Earth & Geology 


3. Unit 2 Review Package - Review period on Tuesday, TEST on Wednesday April 27th!

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