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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: Angles of earth in motion
Submitted by: Cathi Graves Tudman on Jun 28, 2006
Date Last Modified: Jun 28, 2006
Title: Angles of earth in motion
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"
Type of Task: Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Team
Time Required 90 minute class period, finish up as homework.
Topics: CA Science Standard 1 (b)
Motion
(total distance traveled divided by total time elapsed , as well as speed along the path may vary)
Course: 8th Grade Physical Science
Audience: College General Ed, High School, Middle School
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: 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.
Text of Learning 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.
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