Mr. Z's Daily Internet Homework:  

 

The Three Spheres:  Litho, Hydro, Atmos (Key Ideas #2.1 & 2.2)                               

 

 

Lithosphere: Rock and Soils     Z-Notes     

What makes up the Earth? Lesson Review

  1. What sphere contains the water?
  2. What sphere contains the air?
  3. What sphere contains the solid part
  4. The outermost part of the earth is also called the _____.
  5. The largest layer of the earth is called the ____.
  6. The inner core of the earth is probably (solid, liquid, or gas).

  

Rock Cycle Quiz #1            Rock Cycle Quiz #2

Water Cycle Quiz #1            Water Cycle Quiz #2

Simple Weathering Lab       

 

LAB:  Identifying Minerals

What are different types of rock?    Lesson Review

  1. What are the two types of molten rock
  2. How are igneous rocks formed?
  3. How are sedimentary rocks formed?
  4. How are metamorphic rocks formed?
  5. What is the theory behind the Rock Cycle?  (Define)

 

How are fossils formed? Lesson Review

  1. In what types of rock are fossils usually found?
  2. Why are they not found in the other two types of rock.
  3. What are fossils hard to find.

LAB:  Fossils DBQ                    LAB:  Fossil Id     

    

What  are different types of weathering?   Lesson Review

  1. What is the Freeze-Thaw Cycle?
  2. Name a second type of physical weathering?
  3. Name two types of chemical weathering?
  4. Weather lithosphere material is often called _____ ?

What are the different parts of the soil?   Lesson Review     SK Worm

  1. How is most soil formed?
  2. What is a soil profile?

 

 

 

 

Clickable Map

 

Atmosphere and Hydrosphere: Air and Water   Unit Worksheets   (htm)

 

What is the Water Cycle?     Lesson Presentation    Water Cycle Animation   Animation #2

  1. What is transpiration?
  2. What is condensation?
  3. What is precipitation?
  4. Describe Run-off
  5. What is water infiltration?
  6. Where does most evaporation occur?

Water Cycle Quiz #1            Water Cycle Quiz #2

 

What makes up the atmosphere?    Lesson Presentation

The Precious Earth DBQ           The Precious Earth Questions

Movie #1        Movie #2

1. What force is responsible for holding the atmosphere on Earth?

2. What are the gasses that make up air?

3. Name the first four layers of the atmosphere

4. What causes winds?

5. Which layer of the atmosphere is the most dense?

Weather Worksheet Page

 

 

Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere

 

Key Idea 2:  Many of the phenomena that we observe on Earth involve interactions among components of air, water, and land.

 

Students should develop an understanding of Earth as a set of closely coupled systems. The concept of systems provides a framework in which students can investigate three major interacting components: lithosphere, hydro-sphere, and atmosphere. Processes act within and among the three components on a wide range of time scales to bring about continuous change in Earth’s crust, oceans, and atmosphere.

Explain how the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), and lithosphere (land) interact, evolve, and change.

 

Performance Indicator 2.1: Explain how the lithosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere interact

 

Major Understandings:

 

2.1a Nearly all the atmosphere is confined to a thin shell surrounding Earth. The atmosphere is a mixture of gases, including nitrogen and oxygen with small amounts of water vapor, carbon dioxide, and other trace gases. The atmosphere is stratified into layers, each having distinct properties. Nearly all weather occurs in the lowest layer of the atmosphere.

2.1b As altitude increases, air pressure decreases.

2.1c The rock at Earth’s surface forms a nearly continuous shell around Earth called the lithosphere.

2.1d The majority of the lithosphere is covered by a relatively thin layer of water called the hydrosphere.

2.1e Rocks are composed of minerals. Only a few rock-forming minerals make up most of the rocks of Earth. Minerals are identified on the basis of physical properties such as streak, hardness, and reaction to acid.

2.1f Fossils are usually found in sedimentary rocks. Fossils can be used to study past climates and environments.

2.1g The dynamic processes that wear away Earth’s surface include weathering and erosion.

2.1h The process of weathering breaks down rocks to form sediment. Soil consists of sediment, organic material, water, and air.

2.1i Erosion is the transport of sediment. Gravity is the driving force behind erosion. Gravity can act directly or through agents such as moving water, wind, and glaciers.

2.1j Water circulates through the atmosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere in what is known as the water cycle.

 

Vocabulary

 

2.0

l e

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hardness

2.0

l g

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dynamic processes, weathering

2.0

l e

 

minerals

2.0

l g

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weathering I

2.1

 b

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air pressure

2.1

 b

22

altitude

2.1

a

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atmosphere

2.1

i

 

erosion

2.1

i

 

glaciers

2.1

d

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hydrosphere

2.1

a

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nitrogen

2.1

a

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nitrogen

2.1

h

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organic material

2.1

a

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oxygen

2.1

a

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oxygen

2.1

 j

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water cycle

2.1

e

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cleavage

2.1

c

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lithosphere

2.1

 e

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luster

2.1

i

 

sediment

2.1

f

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sedimentary rocks

2.1

 a

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stratified

2.1

e

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streak, luster, cleavage, hardness, chemical reaction

2.1

a

 

trace gases

2.1

 i

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transport

2.1

 

 

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