Category: Earth Science
Today and tomorrow students will be working on “Plate Boundaries and Patterns of Activity.” I can assure you that careful work on this activity will help you on the final (6-3-11). All of the websites and links on the activity (pdf) are found on this blog. Map and tables also.
Students complete notes on Plate Tectonics – plate boundaries and continental margins (Smartboard Notes 5-24-11 ). Students then colored and cut out Pangaea parts. We will assemble the supercontinent tomorrow in class. Final is coming up on Friday 6-3-11.
Seismology and Faulting Quiz. Book inventory. Map below will make more sense after we finish the Plate boundary notes!
Day 2 in the computer lab to finish up TASA activity on Plate Tectonics. We reviewed the material for the seismology quiz on Mon 5-23-11. Please review the blog entries and your notes from 5-10-11 to present (exclusive of Plate Tectonics). Know the types of faults, how to read a seismogram to locate an earthquake epicenter and find the magnitude. On the seismogram below, what is the lag time (S-P interval time)?
Students in computer lab to interact with TASA software on Plate Tectonics. Quiz on Monday 5-23-11 on earthquakes and faults. Make sure you can read a seismogram and and know the major fault types. Covers material from 5-10-11.
Students made progress on the History of Plate Tectonics notes (pdf to follow) and discussion. We then watched a short film/video on the development of the theory. Tomorrow and Friday we meet in 207 (computer lab). Take a look at the San Francisco area below. Where is the risk the greatest?
We begin the notes and discussion on the Theory of Plate Tectonics (pdf). There will be a quiz on Monday 5-23-11 on faults and earthquakes. Note the earthquake that hit Costa Rica on 5-13-11 – Magnitude 6.0 on the Richter Scale.
Students continue to locate earthquake epicenters using Virtual Earthquake (see 5-13-11). Homework on Richter Scale, magnitude using a nomogram (posted soon).What would the magnitude be if a quake were 500 km away and the s-wave amplitude was 200 mm?