The Pet Rock Project

WebQuest Activity: 8th grade Science

PRESENTATIONS ARE DUE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010

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Interactive Rock Cycle

Online Assignment: 8th grade Science

PART I

  1. Open the following link:  Interactive Rock Cycle
  2. Read the Introduction
  3. Select Types of Rocks and read “Rocks Are Not All The Same.”
  4. Select Start Your Rock Collection and complete the activity.
  5. Select Identify Rock Types
  6. Take the interactive quiz.
  7. Print your quiz results and hand them in to Mr. Eling.

DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010

PART II 

  1. Open the following link:  Interactive Rock Cycle
  2. Read How Rocks Change
  3. Make sure you watch and understand each of the three animations!
  4. Select Transform the Rock and complete the challenge.
  5. Print your challenge results and hand them in to Mr. Eling.

DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010

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Cavern of Crystal Giants

Online Assignment: 8th grade Science

  1. Open the following link : Cavern of Crystal Giants
  2. Read the Feature Article
  3. Watch the Online Video
  4. Take the Interactive Quiz.
  5. Print your quiz results and hand them in to Mr. Eling.

DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010.

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Groundwater Modeling

Online Assignment: 8th grade Science

PART I

  1. Click on the following link: Groundwater Modeling
  2. Read the Overview.
  3. Use the information found in the Background tab to answer the questions on the Groundwater Modeling worksheet.
  4. When you have completed the worksheet turn it in and pick up your packet for PART II.

DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2010

PART II

  1. Click on the following link: Groundwater Modeling
  2. Open the Investigate tab.
  3. Select the Groundwater Problem for Madison County.
  4. Select “How to put the models together” and follow the directions.
  5. Once you have assembled your models correctly, use them to solve your Groundwater Problem.
  6. When you are finished, hand in your Groundwater Problem answer sheet and all of your models.

DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010

GROUNDWATER MODELING WORKSHEET

MADISON COUNTY MODELS

MADISON COUNTY PROBLEM

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Greenland’s Ice Melt

Online Assignment: 8th grade Science

  1. Open the following link: Climate Discovery 503
  2. Use the information provided to answer the following question:
  • “”Name two ways that melt water contributes to rising sea level.”

POST YOUR COMMENTS NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010

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Melting Glaciers

Online Assignment: 8th grade Science

  1. Watch the following video: Melting Glaciers
  2. In your own words, answer the following questions:
  • “How many glaciers are in Alaska?”
  • “Every glacier has a tipping point, what is it?”
  • “How is the rest of the world affected by Alaska’s melting glaciers?”

POST A COMMENT NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009

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Ginnie Springs Cavern Exploration

Extra Credit Online Assignment: 8th grade Science

  1. Click on the following link: Ginnie Springs Cavern Exploration
  2. Watch the video
  3. Post your answers to the following questions:
  • What is limestone? As rock goes, is this a soft or a hard rock?
  • Why is the water coming from within the Earth very clear and warm?
  • Water actually flows up and out of the spring to form a river. What force pushes the water uphill?
  • Why do exhaled breaths that hit the ceiling of the cavern later come out above in the river?
  • Most of the underwater food chain is based on having tiny animals and plants called plankton to eat. Not much can live in spring fed caves and caverns because there is very little to eat. Why does plankton have a hard time surviving in this environment?
  • Ginnie springs flows at about 1.25 million gallons per hour. Assuming that the average bathtub holds 42 gallons of water, how many bathtubs could Ginnie springs fill in a day? (24 hours)

POST YOUR COMMENTS NO LATER THAN …

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Soil Safari

Online Assignment: 8th grade Science

  1. Click on the following link: Soil Safari
  2. Click on the “Get In” icon.
  3. Follow the onscreen guide to complete the Soil Safari Data Log.
  4. Hand in worksheet when done.

DUE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009.

soil-safari-data-log.doc

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Interactive Rock Cycle – Part II

Online Assignment: 8th grade Science

  1. Open the following link:  Interactive Rock Cycle
  2. Read How Rocks Change
  3. Make sure you watch and understand each of the three animations!
  4. Select Transform the Rock and complete the challenge.
  5. Print your challenge results and hand them in to Mr. Eling.

DUE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009

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Multiple Intelligences

Online Assignment: 8th grade Science

  1. Click on the following link: Multiple Intelligences
  2. View the slideshow.
  3. Click on the link at the end of the slideshow.
  4. Complete the assessment.
  5. Print your results and hand in.

DUE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009.

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