Shift Happens
The Theory of Plate Tectonics: Part 1

Notebook Table of Contents
Shift Happens

  • Page 81: Unit Title Page (not officially assigned)
  • Page 82: Bell Work 1/5- The new IB unit title is "Shift Happens." What do you think this means we will be studying?
    Bell Work 1/6- Why do you think it's important to understand the age of the earth?
  • Page 83: "Clock of Eras" reading jigsaw notes. Divide page into 6 equal, horizontal sections. In each section, write the name of an era, the date range it lasted, and 3-4 bullets points worth of the most important facts/ideas about the era. Absent work- Information for each section can be found in the "Clock of Eras" Discussion on Canvas
  • Page 84: "The Chemical Layers of Earth" diagram.
    "Inside the Earth" worksheet taped in and completed.
    Bell Work 1/10- What distinguishes the chemical layers from one another?
  • Page 85: "Chemical Layers of Earth" notes taped in with notes along sides.
  • Page 86: "Physical Layers of Earth" diagram.
    Bell Work 1/11- What distinguishes the physical layers from one another?
  • Page 87: "The Physical Layers of Earth" notes.
  • Page 88: "Pangaea Puzzle" glued in (7 pieces plus key).
  • Page 89: "Pangaea Lab Questions"
    1. Describe, in detail, the process you took in order to re-create Pangaea. What evidence did you use and how did you use it?
    2. What similarities are there between Pangaea and our current world map?
    3. What differences are there between Pangaea and our current world map?
  • Page 90: Bell Work 1/12- 1. What evidence did you or could you have used to reconstruct Pangaea?
    "Dr. Birdley: Continental Drift" taped in and completed.
    "Directed Reading A: Restless Continents" taped in and completed.
  • Page 91: "Theory of Continental Drift" notes taped in with blanks filled.
  • Page 92: "Sea Floor Spreading Lab" taped in and completed.
    "Bill Nye: Earth's Crust" taped in and mostly completed.
    Bell Work 1/24- 1. What evidence did Alfred Wegener use to support his theory?
    2. What evidence did Harry Hess use to support his theory?
    Bell Work 1/25- Compare/contrast the sea floor spreading model created in class yesterday with the real thing.
    Bell Work 1/26- 1. Why didn't people believe Alfred Wegener's or Harry Hess's theories?
  • Page 93: "Theory of Sea Floor Spreading" notes taped in with blanks filled in.
  • Page 94: "Earth's Convection Currents" text with questions and summary complete.
  • Page 95: "The Theory of Plate Tectonics" notes with EQ copied.
  • Page 96: "Convection Currents Lamp" diagram with notes.
  • Page 97: (blank)
  • Page 98: Bell Work 1/30- "GPS Text" Read and write a 5 sentence summary that answers the following:
    1. What is GPS and how is it used to show that the plates are moving?
  • Page 99: "Tectonic Plate Boundaries" notes taped in with blanks filled in.
  • Page 100-101: Plate Boundaries diagrams drawn and labeled with land forms.
  • Page 102: "Plate Tectonics Unit Review" taped in and completed.
    Bell Work 2/2- What do you think we will be learning about in our new unit based on the title, "When Worlds Collide?"
    Bell Work 2/3- How do we describe the consistency of the asthenosphere?
    Bell Work 2/6- Review and Revise your goals set on page 80.


Essential Vocabulary

Chemical Layers- Crust, Mantle, Core
Physical Layers- Lithosphere, Asthenosphere, Mesosphere, Outer Core, Inner Core
Theory of Continental Drift- Alfred Wegener
Theory of Sea Floor Spreading- Harry Hess
Magnetic Reversals
Theory of Plate Tectonics
Convection Currents
Tectonic Plate Boundaries- Convergent, Divergent, Transform