Louise Culver's Science Classes

Science changing society…

August 30, 2013

Warm Up: List & describe the steps in the scientific method.





Read: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/When-Continental-Drift-Was-Considered-Pseudoscience.html


Collaborative Groups:

Answer discussion questions:

1.)    What do you think motivated Alfred Wegener his in theorizing?

2.)    Why do you suppose that the scientists of that time shunned Alfred Wegener’s theory?

3.)    Why would scientists of 100 years ago have considered Alfred Wegener investigation pseudoscience?

4.)    What does the introduction of this article have to do with The Theory of Plate Tectonics?

Write a discussion question for the class to answer.

August 29, 2013

Warm Up: What is a theory? Give an example of a widely accepted theory; then describe what you know about the theory.

Video Clips






Collaborative Groups Q & A: – these clips are all related to each other. The clips showed a volcano, an earthquake, a mountain range and a tsunami. What caused these events to occur? How are these things connected? – What do you think is meant by the term “continental drift” – what do you know about it? How does it relate to the clips you saw?

àGroups-Come up with agreed explanations to share during a class discussion


August 28, 2013

–Warm Up: How do the Earth’s interior layers interact?


–Finish Earth’s Interior graphic organizer


–PowerPoint presentation: How do the interior layers of Earth interact? & Earth as a magnet. Earth is a Giant Magnet video clip The important thing that you have learned & the most important thing that you have learned about Earth’s interior.


August 26, 2013

–Warm Up: What were three things that you liked about your first week of high school? What was one thing that you did not like? And, what is one thing that you would change?

–collect last week’s warm ups, lab envelopes, contracts etc.

–Quiz Analysis

–Name Game

August 23, 2013

Warm Up: Write three things that you learned about Earth’s Interior. Two things that you found interesting…And, one question that you still have or an Aha!

–In small groups: compare answers to Earth’s Interior Worksheets

Partners: Through discussion formulate an answer for the LEQ: What scientific evidence provides information about the interior layers of the Earth?

Earth’s Interior Quiz