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Term 3 - 2019

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Shocking Science

 

This term we will learn about our Earth - Geology:

  1. How to make an Earth - *Model of the Earth*
  2. Cracking Continents - *Convection*
  3. Geology Rocks (& Minerals) - *Rocks & Minerals*
  4. Rock Cycle - *Fire, Heat, & Pressure*
  5. Power of Water - *Erosion & Deposition*
  6. Pouring Down - *Porosity & Permeability*
  7. Is Earth Stripy? - *Stratification*
  8. Strong Soil - *Reinforced Dirt & Erosion*

Mix of Hands-on Labs and engaging Theory Lessons

= Theory

= Lab

 

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Class starts in 1 week!

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  • Backpack Check the lessons every week to see what to bring
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1) NO CLASS

Week #1 (Jul 15 to 19)

Break
 

2) How to make an Earth - *Model of the Earth*

Week #2 (Jul 22 to 26) 1st Class

Lifter

Demo

  • Apple + Egg

Concepts

  • Core, Mantle, Crust
  • Plate techtonics

What to Bring

Summary

How do we think our planet was formed?  What do we think it looks like inside?  We’re going to take a much closer look at the geology of planet Earth!

3) Cracking Continents - *Convection*

Week #3 (Jul 29 to Aug 2) 2nd Class

StormExperiment

  • Milk Mantle
  • Watery Core
  • Puzzling Plates

Concepts

  • Convection
  • Plate techtonics

What to Bring

Summary

Last week we learned about the tectonic plates that cover our planet, this week you will get hands-on, and see what drives the movement of these gigantic slabs of rock!

 

Online Lab

Junior Senior
Jr
Online Lab Jr

Sr
Online Lab Sr

A Device (Laptop, Tablet, or Phone)
is required to do this experiement

4) Geology Rocks (& Minerals) 😉 - *Rocks & Minerals*

Week #4 (Aug 5 to 9) 3rd Class

Pickles

Concepts

  • Rock cycle
  • Mineral vs rock

What to Bring

Summary

Think you know what a rock is?  What is a mineral?  How many types of rocks are there?  Where do rock come from?  We will learn all about rocks this week!

5) Rock Cycle - *Fire, Heat, & Pressure*

Week #5 (Aug 12 to 16) 4th Class

Water and Electricity

Experiment

  • Rock Cycle

Concepts

  • Heat
  • Pressure
  • Transitions

What to Bring

Summary

This week’s experiment will let you experience the rock-cycle in a hands-on way.  Rocks can change what type of rock they are.  You are going to morph a “rock” into all its different types!

 

Online Lab

Junior Senior
Jr
Online Lab Jr

Sr
Online Lab Sr

A Device (Laptop, Tablet, or Phone)
is required to do this experiement

6) Power of Water - *Erosion & Deposition*

Week #6 (Aug 19 to 23) 5th Class

Electric Car

Concepts

  • Erosion
  • Aquafers
  • Deltas
  • Cave formation
  • Stalactites/stalagmites

What to Bring

Summary

Water is an incredibly powerful geological force. We will look at a few things it does to shape our planet.

7) Pouring Down - *Porosity & Permeability*

Week #7 (Aug 26 to 30) 6th Class

Switch

Experiment

  • Porosity & Permeability

Concepts

  • Porosity
  • Permeability
  • Particle size

What to Bring

Summary

In this experiment you will learn how to use Excel to measure and record data about the porosity and permeability of different soil types.  (And of course you will get to make a graph when you’re done!)  

 

Online Lab

Junior Senior
Jr
Online Lab Jr

Sr
Online Lab Sr

A Device (Laptop, Tablet, or Phone)
is required to do this experiement

8) Is Earth Stripy? - *Stratification*

Week #8 (Sep 2 to 6) 7th Class

Switch

Concepts

  • Stratification
  • Lithosphere
  • Hydrosphere
  • Atmosphere
  • Biosphere

What to Bring

Summary

Why do we see so many stripes and layers in the rocks? This week we will find out!

9) Strong Soil - *Reinforced Dirt & Erosion*

Week #9 (Sep 9 to 13) 8th Class

SwitchExperiment

  • Reinforced Dirt
  • Erosion

 

Concepts

  • Reinforced Dirt
  • Erosion

What to Bring

Summary

How strong is a sand castle? Would it hold-up a water melon? Could you stand on it without crushing it? Is there anyway a little sandcastle could hold up a car? This week we will find out just how strong dirt is!

 

Online Lab

Junior Senior
Jr
Online Lab Jr

Sr
Online Lab Sr

A Device (Laptop, Tablet, or Phone)
is required to do this experiement

10) NO CLASS

Week #10 (Sep 16 to 20)

Break
 

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

(Sep 21 to Oct 6)

Break


Next term's classes will begin the week of Oct 7 to 11
See 2019 Schedule

 

 

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