Earth Science Chapters 8-9 Layered Assignments
Weathering and Erosion
Wabasso High School
Day 1- Rocks and Weathering (Section 8.1)
____ 1. Complete section 8.1 worksheet (VL-5 pts).
____ 2. Make a poster showing the difference between mechanical and chemical weathering (VS-5 pts).
3. Write two complete paragraphs summarizing mechanical and
chemical weathering (VL-5 pts).
Day 2- Soil (Sections 8.2-8.3)
4. *Complete contour plowing lab (BK-5 pts).
Day 3- Changing Earth’s Surface (Section 9.1)
____ 5. Complete section 9.1 worksheet (VL-5 pts).
6. Model erosion and deposition with clay in the teacher led
activity (BK-5 pts).
Day 4- Sand Hills Lab
7. *Complete the sand hills lab pgs. 270-271 and questions 1-6
Day 5- Water Erosion (Section 9.2)
____ 8. Complete section 9.2 worksheet (VL-5 pts).
9. Make a poster showing the types of landforms made by river
erosion (VS-5 pts).
Day 6- The Force of Moving Water (Section 9.3) and Stream Table
10. *Write a paragraph in your journal describing how water
moves around curves (VL-5 pts).
Day 7- Glaciers (Section 9.4)
____ 11. Complete section 9.4 worksheet (VL-5 pts).
12. Make a poster showing the types of landforms made by
glaciers (VS-5 pts).
Day 8- Waves and Wind (Sections 9.5-9.6)
____ 13. Complete sections 9.5-9.6 worksheets (VL-10 pts).
14. Make a poster showing the types of landforms made by waves
and wind (VS-10 pts).
Days 9-10 Layer C Work Days
____ 15. *Complete 5 ?’s review worksheet (VL-10 pts).
16. Listen to lecture and take notes each day (VL).
____ 17. Write a skit or news report with 2-3 other people about erosion (BK, IE-10 pts).
____ 18. Write a song or rap with 2-3 other people about erosion (MU, IE-10 pts).
____ 19. You are a large rock perched on a hillside. Describe the forces you feel working on you in summer and winter. What are your chances of tumbling down the hillside and ending up in the river below? If you tumble into the river, what forces do you feel now? What is likely to happen to you or your fragmented parts? (VL-10 pts).
20. Make vocab flashcards or crossword for all
relevant terms in the unit (VL-10 pts).
Day 11- Chapter 8-9 test.
Days 12-14- Layer B lab.
____ 1. *With a partner, build two landscapes out of sand that show the effects of erosion. One model will be before erosion and the second model should be after erosion.
2 sources, write a three paragraph paper no longer than one page to
answer one question below. The first paragraph should be an
introduction. The second paragraph should give facts and
information about your question, such as pros and cons. The
third paragraph should give your opinion based on your
research. You should list your sources below.
____ 1. Is the weathering of rocks helpful to life on earth? If so, how?
____ 2. What are the causes of desertification in Africa? Is this good or bad for the people that live there?
____ 3. Are glaciers around the world changing size? If so, why?
4. Is it a good idea to store nuclear wastes at Yucca Mountain
(part of an eroded plateau) in Nevada? How safe do
you think we would be from being exposed to radiation 100 years after
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