Ms. Connery's Earth Science Class

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Ms. Connery's Earth Science Class

FUN EARTH SCIENCE FACT IN THE NEWS!

A 17-million-year-old whale fossil stranded far inland in Kenya now sheds light on the timing and starting elevation of East Africa's puzzling tectonic uplift, says paleontologist Louis Jacobs, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, who rediscovered the fossil. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150317112036.htm
WELCOME TO REGENTS EARTH SCIENCE WITH MS. CONNERY! 
 
In this class we explore our dynamic Earth through the fields of astronomy (earth in space), meteorology (weather & climate), and geology (rocks, minerals, & plate tectonics). Check out the sidebar to the right to find links to our current work and slideshows we use in class. 
You will also find external links to resources on each of these major subject areas.

STUDENT CONTACT 

Remember to ask questions to learn more or whenever you find that a topic is not clear to you.  The sooner the better! You can find me in room 373 for extra help.  Just let me know you need help and we'll work out a good time!
 
 
PARENT CONTACT

If you would like to contact me about your child's progress, please send an email to 
[email protected] and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS

Week 32 - April 14, 2020
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Here is the link to the UE Dictrict COVID19 Update
Watch the rock cycle in action as we investigate what sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks tell us about our continent's dynamic history.
Slide Shows
How observing the texture and other clues on how the material formed gives you a clue about what it is.
What is the trade-off of extracting mineral resources from Earth's lithosphere? It's not as easy as you think!
Mineral properties relate to their composition and internal atomic bonding. How do we use these properties to identify minerals?
Magma and lava cool at different rates and result in different types and textures of igneous rocks.
What processes redistribute sediments causeingmaterials to weather (break down), erode (move), and be deposited?
Why is our area covered by different layers of sedimentary rocks? How do we use fossils to tell the history of life forms and correlate rocks around world?
With enough heat and pressure, metamorphism of existing (parent) rocks can occur. Here's how!
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