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Learning Exercise: Angles of earth in motion

Title:
Angles of earth in motion
Material:
Description:
great pictures of various mass wasting (landslides) some of which now have growth and green, as well as the effect on trees (bent) as a result of "creeping"
Course: 8th Grade Physical Science

Info

Submitted by:
Cathi Graves Tudman
Date Last Modified:
June 28, 2006

Exercise

1. Access the website.
2. Observe the pictures and read the text.
3. Write and explanation of what you think happened, based on what you see for
results.
4. Students should be using the vocabulary given for this unit (velocity,
motion, reference point, change of direction).
5. Make a graph about the landslide in terms of distance vs. time.

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • High School
  • Middle School

Topics

CA Science Standard 1 (b)
Motion
(total distance traveled divided by total time elapsed , as well as speed along the path may vary)

Requirements

Reading (ELD III or higher) and basic computer skills

Learning Objectives

Students willl be able to explain their idea (hypothesis) of what occurred based on what the pictures show.

Type of Task

  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Team