Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Volcano Starters

What do you already know about volcanoes?

  • It erupts lava
  • A single eruption can causes a lot of damage
  • The smoke and ash that billows out of the volcano is highly poisonous
  • Volcanic ash is very nutritious to plant life as the lava carries minerals from the ground
  • It happens in the Pacific Ring Of Fire
  • The lava is superheated and can cause a lot of damage
  • In ancient times, volcanoes cause diamonds to erupt out from beneath the ground
  • Inside the volcano, it’s called magma, when it erupts out it’s called lava
  • Happens in constructive and destructive plate margins

What do I want to know?

  • What are the stages of a formation of a volcano?
  • Do volcanoes pose a threat to humans?
  • Do volcanoes benefits humans?
  • What gets erupted out of a volcano?
  • Are there different types of volcanoes?
  • Where are volcanoes located?
  • How does it cause damage?

Success Criteria (8/12/11) What and Where are Volcanoes

Success Criteria (8/12/11)

I can explain what a volcano is
I can describe the global distribution
I can use a GIS system to locate recent eruption

Ocean Trench Case Study: Japanese Trench

See geography file-ocean trenches

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Alpine Valley Diagram

See Geography Book

Definition of ocean trench

What is an ocean trench?
Narrow depression above the subduction zone at a destructive plate margin.

Brain Drain (FM and PT)

See in geography book

Revision Guide is located in Easynotecards

Success Criteria (5/12/11) Physical Features and Humans What's a ocean trench?

Success Criteria (5/12/11)

  • I can link physical features and human activities
  • I can locate and explain the formation of ocean trenches
  • I can record what i did today effectively