The Saratoga science classes have now spent the past couple of weeks in our geological processes unit. Students have participated in readings and activities related to landslides, volcanoes, earthquakes, and aquifers. As we continue through the unit, we are analyzing how natural hazards and resources impact decisions made on a daily basis. Students have analyzed the benefits and trade-offs of each of these events to better understand how people are impacted by those events. We will close this week with a short simulation and mapping activity about several volcanic and earthquake events to understand where they most commonly happen and why.
Where we are going in science class
As we look ahead, our focus will shift to plate tectonics and how the shifting of the plates causes the events we have studied. Students will engage in activities such as an earthquake modeling simulation, while applying our understanding of the theory of plate tectonics.
For All Rubrics Reminder
The geological processes unit brings us back to a daily check-in of work, just like when we were in the genetics unit. Students will be responsible for tracking their daily assignments and ensuring they are completed. Therefore, we wanted to remind both parents and students to be reviewing For All Rubrics to ensure that all work is complete. Please keep in mind that a red check mark requires action by the student to have it removed. Students are welcome to check in late work during any connect or FLEX period and as time allows in class. Thank you for helping assist your student review their progress in science.