2nd Quarter

State Standard:  Diversity of species occurs through gradual processes over many generations.  Fossil records provide evidence that changes have occurred in number and types of species.  

BIG QUESTIONS:  How have species changed over time?  How do we know?

Chapter 13: Evolution (c-K12 text book to help you understand concepts:)

The findings of Charles Darwin leading to the theory of evolution by natural selection, the history of life on Earth, and the evidence of evolution are discussed in this chapter.

 

Chapter 14.Continuity and Diversity - Student Edition (Human Biology)

This chapter discusses the idea that diversity of traits are present in a single species.

Important Vocabulary:

-Diversity

-Variations

-Fossil Record

-Extinction

 

 

 

State Standard:  Evidence of the dynamic changes of Earth’s surface through time is found in the geologic record.

BIG QUESTIONS:  How has Earth’s surface changed over time?  How do we know?

Important Vocabulary

-Absolute Age
-Relative Age
-Index Fossils
-Law of Superposition
-Uniformitarianism
-Catastrophism
-Ice core sampling
-Radiometric Dating
-Geologic time/record
 

State Standard:  The composition and properties of Earth’s interior are identified by the behavior of seismic waves.  

BIG QUESTIONS:  Why is Earth’s interior still hot?  How do we know Earth has layers?  How do we know their composition?

Important Vocabulary

Crust
-Mantle
-Outer Core
-Inner Core
-Lithosphere
-Planetary Differentiation
-Seismic Waves
-P Waves
-S Waves
-Reflection
-Refraction

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Earth's Interior

Earth's Magnetic Field

Earth's Shape

Kola Super Deep Borehole

Inside the Earth

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Principle of Uniformitarianism

Seafloor

Sedimentary Rocks

Igneous Rocks

Metamorphic Rocks

Rocks and Rock Cycle