Slip, Slide, and Collide

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I must admit that I have a special love of Earthquakes and volcanoes. There is something so primal about them. In many ways I think they are the earth's way of reminding us that, though humans have become a force of nature, we could be wiped out in a moment. If you happen to live in the wrong area that is. One particular Earthquake is special to me for reasons completely unrelated to the Earth shaking. You see March 11th is actually my birthday. When the famous 3/11/11 quake hit Japan my wife and I were visiting Durham for the first time. She was interviewing for the job that would ultimately bring us to this city and me to the City of Medicine Academy. The 3/11/11 quake marked a turning point for so many lives. Mine included. 

Beyond personal connections, the moments of the Earth's crust are just fun to study. To me it is strange to think about the solid earth is always moving beneath our feet. My classes are currently knee deep in the toughest project they will face this semester (a big earthquake and volcano data analysis piece) and truly they are doing quite well. I look forward to seeing what they turn in come Monday.

I'm done writing now and will turn the space over to the real stars of this post. Janedasha robinson and Mariah MacKinnon are responsible for bring you this installment of the week in review (9/10-9/14). Hope you enjoy!

Janedash begins:

This week in Mr. Kites class we have learned several things . Those things include how to Compare and contrast divergent and convergent plate boundaries,describe the geologic features that form at divergent , convergent and transform boundaries , explain evidence used to support the theory of plate tectonics. We also learned how to Describe the process of convection and Relate Convection to the movement of plate tectonic.This week we have learned the similarities and differences of ridge push and slab pull.Describing the major parts of a volcano and describing the major parts of volcano , compare and contrast shield, cinder-cone, and composite volcanoes are all other topics we kerned over this past week. This week we even learned about the earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011. Our last topic we learned about was comparing and contrasting the 3 types of faults and explain the cause of an earthquake .

Mariah Concludes:

In Earth Science , we have learned about different things. We have learned about earthquakes, volcanoes and faults. We learned the difference and similarities between divergent and convergent and transform plate boundaries. The process of convection cells and convection came up. We learned that convection is where a material warms and becomes less dense. Another thing we learned is that Wegener's theroy about the continents were actually connected was rejected. He coldn't prove certain things so they didn't believe him. Come back to our website so you can leave about the things we have been learning in science class.




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