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Welcome to my Plate Tectonics Unit! There are so many things I didn't get to show you--so I hope you take some time to look through the files. There are a few other highlights I wanted to point out:
- Please read my unit overview. It is where I go into detail about which assignments match specific Regents and Common Core Standards, as well as sets the stage for the unit.
- I've uploaded my files to a google doc folder. For some reason, the images are not showing up in the google docs view, but when you download them--they are there (at least on a mac). This way, you can look through, and preview what you'd like to use. I've also uploaded everything into a zip file below.
- In science, we do weekly periodic assessments that measure whether the student mastered the week's objectives. In the file you will find "objective quizzes," and these are just that! This past January, our school has changed to a 4-pt scale to grade all skill assessment (you'll see these are on a 3-pt scale), and we use these assessments to give student feedback on whether they mastered the task. Students are expected to come for tutoring for all quiz objectives that are not met.
- I didn't even talk about STATIONS, my favorite structure for science class. I use stations to either introduce concepts in a unit, or to review concepts. Here, the example is used for review. In the unit folder, you will see "8a PT Review Station Exam," where students rotate though different stations (the documents are found in "8a PT Review Station Documents"). At each station, students analyze maps, read documents and even watch videos of animations of plate boundaries in action. Students work together to answer quesitons using EVIDENCE from the documents! I usually group students heterogeneously, so questions move from lower to higher lever for each station.
- Google Earth tours are awesome and easy to make. Please check out "8c Geology" file, which I got from Steve Kluge. It's a great example of what a tour can look like. In my unit about landscapes, I have students create and narrate their own tour.
- I'd love to know in what ways you've taken something from here, and used it in a new way!
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com with all questions.
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