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    Topic 2: Measuring Earth

    Topic Outline:

    Earth's Shape and Evidence

    Spheres of the Earth 

       - Atmosphere (ESRT p. 14),      Hydrosphere, Lithosphere (ESRT p.1)

       - Composition of Spheres (ESRT p. 1)

     Earth’s Coordinate System

      (Latitude & Longitude/Time Zones)

     Field Maps

        - Drawing and Reading isolines

        - Gradient (ESRT p. 1)

     Contour Maps

       - reading a contour map

       - drawing a profile

       - Gradient (ESRT p. 1)




    HW#5-Spheres of Earth & Shape  Due: 9/28            RB p. 18-20 Do #1-17 p.20-21


    HW#6-Coordinate System   Due: _____

    RB p.22-24 Do #18-30 p. 24-25


    HW #7- Fields & Mapping   Due: _____

       RB p.26-30 Do #31-34 p.27 and

                              #35-48 p.31


    Online Homework:

    Shape of the Earth Video w/worksheet Due: 9/25 


    Class Assignments/Labs:


       1-2: Earth’s Shape

       1-4: Constructing a Field Map

       Topo Maps Lab







     Lab Quiz 1-2 Earth’s Shape: Fri., 9/29


     Lat/Long/Time Quiz: _________


     Lab Quiz 1-4 Field Maps: _________                             


    ESRT Test #1 Wed., 9/27

    Topics 1 & 2: ______________


    Topic 1: Introduction 

    Topic Outline:

    Observations and Inferences

     Percent Deviation (% Error)

     Measurement Review



        -Relative Density

        -temperature and pressure changes

        -size and shape changes


    Rate of Change

        -formula (ESRT p. 1)


          Cyclic, Static, Direct, Inverse



    HW#1- Classroom Policies & Safety Contract  Due 9/8                                                       

    HW#2- Observation/% Deviation/Density Due 9/13

    Read Review Book p: 2-4

     Do #1- 9 on p. 4-5    and Read  p. 5-6

    Do # 10-18  on p. 7             


    HW#3 - Rate of Change   Due 9/19

    Read RB p. 7-9   Do # 19-28 p. 10-11


    HW #4 – Human Interaction   Due: _____

    Read RB p. 11-12     Do # 29-39 p. 12


    Online Homework:

    Density w/worksheet       Due 9/11  

           Go to teacher website, on left side click "Online HW" tab, click on the title of the video assigned. Watch video and fill in worksheet as you watch. You should pause and re-watch when necessary to make sure you fully understand the information.


    Beginners  Guide to Graphing  Due: _____

         w/worksheet   completed as classwork



    Class Assignments/Labs:


    P-3: Graph Analysis





    Lab Quiz P-1: Density   Friday, 9/15

    Lab Quiz P-3: Graph Analysis Wed, 9/20



     ESRT Test #1 Wed., 9/27