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Properties of Matter
Classifying Matter
Exploring Solutions
Chapter 8 "Earth's Moving Crust"
based on BC Science 7 Chapter 8 - pages 226-255 by McGraw-Hill Ryerson
 
Readability levels = easiest, = at approximate grade level, = advanced, = most difficult.
 
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Table of Contents
  1. Class and Lab Safety .5. Section 8.3 Plate Techtonics
  2. The Scientific Process   -----The Theory---Plate Boundaries---Measuring Plate Movement---
-----What is an Earthquake---The Juan de Fuca Plate
  3. Section 8.1 Weathering and the Rock Cycle   .6. Chapter 8 Review
  -----What is weathering---Mechanical---Chemical---Weathing and the Rock Cycle
-----Effects in BC
  .7. Videos and animations
  4. Section 8.2 Clues from the Crust   .8. WebQuests and a Bit of Fun
  -----Earth's moving crust---Pangaea---Spreading Sea Floor---Magnetic Reversals
-----Ocean Ridges
  .9. More PDFs
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1. Class and Lab Safety (top)
1. Safety symbols: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
2. Guideline for a safe lab (ScienceAware Communications, Inc.)
3. Safety contract: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
4. Mr. Thackwray's lab safety rules (SD#38 Richmond, BC)
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2. The Scientific Process (top)
1. Forming questions in science: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
4. Gathering and evaluating information: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
2. Developing a hypothesis: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
5. Observations and field studies: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
3. Using models: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
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3. Section 8.1 pages 228-235
Weathering and the Rock Cycle
. What is Weathering? (top) Textbook page 228 (Click to use Kurzweil Files. Requires special software.)
1. Weathering #1 (University of Michigan, USA)
2. Weathering #2 (Australian Museum Online)
3. Weathering and climate animation: flash animation (University of Kentucky, USA)
4. Weathering #3 (PhysicalGeography.net)
5. Weathering slide show (PhysicalGeography.net)
6. Weird weathering on Vancouver Island (Natural Resources Canada)
7. Weathering or erosion? #1: PowerPoint (Fox Lane High School, Bedford NY, USA)
8. Weathering or erosion? #2 (USGS, USA)
9. Factors affecting the rate of weathering (thinkquest.org)
10. Why is the sea salty? (University of Texas, USA)
11. What stories do rocks tell? click arrow top right to play slide show (Houghton Mifflin Publishers)
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. Mechanical Weathering (top) Page 228-229 (Kurzweil Files)
1. Mechanical weathering (geography4kids.om)
2. Mechanical weathering processes (St. Mary's University, Nova Scotia)
3. Examples of freeze and thaw cycle (Penn State University, USA)
4. Images of mechanical weathering (Houghton Mifflin Publishers)
5. Weathering down the mountains (Province of BC)
6. Garibaldi - the eroded volcano (Natural Resources Canada)
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. Chemical Weathering (top) Page 230-231 (Kurzweil Files)
1. Chemical weathering #1 (St. Mary's University, Nova Scotia)
2. Chemical weathering #2 (University of Wisconsin, USA)
3. Chemical weathering processes (thinkquest.org)
4. Chemical weathering #3 (University of Wisconsin, USA)
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. Weathering and the Rock Cycle (top) Page 232-234 (Kurzweil Files)
1. The rock cycle #1 (James Madison University, Virginia, USA)
2. The rock cycle #2 (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
3. Rock cycle: animation (Houghton Mifflin Publishing)
4. "All about rocks" (Prince William County Public Schools, Virginia, USA)
5. How rocks are formed (Franklin Institute Online, USA)
6. Rock and the rock cycle (University of Michigan, USA
7. Rock cycle experiments (BBC, UK)
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  The Effects of Weathering and Landslides in BC (top)
1. Effects of weathering (St. Mary's University, Nova Scotia)
2. What causes landslides (Province of British Columbia)
3. Types of landslides (Province of British Columbia)
4. Landslides on Vancouver Island (Natural Resources Canada)
5. Where do landslides occur in BC? (Province of British Columbia)
6. Landslides in BC (Province of British Columbia)
7. Major landslides in Canada (Government of Canada) Avalanche and landslide hazards in Canada Chapter 8 or 9 lesson and worksheet
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4. Section 8.2 pages 236 - 244
The Earth's Movement: Clues in the Crust
Earth's moving crust (top) Page 236 (Kurzweil Files)
1. The Earth's interior (thinkquest.org)
2. Inside the Earth #1 (The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose California, USA)
3. Inside the Earth #2 (USGS, USA)
4. Inside the Earth #2 (USGS, USA)
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. Pangaea (top) Page 237-239 (Kurzweil Files)
1. The Pangaea theory (thinkquest.org)
2. Color-coded continents; (USGS, USA)
3. Pangaea flipbook: pdf starts on page 6 (Perdue University, USA)
4. 100 million years from now (scotese.com)
5. Polar dinosaurs in Australia? (USGS, USA)
6. Our changing continent (USGS, USA)
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. Spreading sea floor (top) Page 240 (Kurzweil Files)
1. Sea floor spreading: flash animation (earthref.org)
2. Animation of sea floor spreading: animation (University of Wisconsin, USA)
3. Sea floor spreading#1 (thinkquest.org)
4. Sea floor spreading #2 (University of North Dakota, USA)
5. Ocean floor mapping, etc. (USGS, USA)
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. Magnetic Reversals (top) Page 242-243 (Kurzweil Files)
1. Animation of magnetic reversals: flash (earthref.org)
2. Animation of sea floor spreading and magnetic field reversals (University of Michigan, USA)
3. Sea floor spreading and magnetic stripes (University of Wisconsin, USA)
4. Magnetic striping (USGS, USA)
5. The magnetic seafloor; pdf (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA)
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. Ocean Ridges (top) Page 243 (Kurzweil Files)
1. How mid-ocean ridges develop: animation (visionlearning.com)
2. Map of the mid-ocean ridges (USGS, USA)
3. World Ocean Floors (platetechtonics.com)
4. Map of hydrothermal vents (pbs.org)
5. Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents - off of the BC coast watch a video (Vancouver Aquarium)
6. Hydrothermal vents (University of Delaware, USA)
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5. Section 8.3 pages 245 - 252
Plate Techtonics
. The Theory (top) Page 245 (Kurzweil Files)
1. All about plate techtonics (enchantedlearning.com)
2. Continental drift (thinkquest.org)
3. The theory of plate techtonics (Prince William County Public Schools, Virginia, USA)
4. Plate techtonics; (thinkquest.org)
5. Continental drift (University of California, USA)
6. The story of plate techtonics (USGS, USA)
7. Buoyancy and floating continents (webspinners.com)
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. Plate Boundaries: Convergent, Divergent, and Transform (top) Page 246-247 (Kurzweil Files)
1. Floating plates (The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose California, USA)
2. Introduction to plate movement (thinkquest.org)
3. Kinds of plate movement (pbs.org)
4. Divergent plate boundaries (USGS, USA)
5. Divergent plate boundaries (Classroom of the Future, USA)
6. Convergent plate boundaries (USGS, USA)
7. Convergent plate boundaries (Classroom of the Future, USA)
8. Transform plate boundaries (USGS, USA)
9. Transform boundaries (Classroom of the Future, USA)
10. Summary of plate motions (USGS, USA)
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. Measuring Plate Movement (top) Page 249 (Kurzweil Files)
1. What is a seismograph? (The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose California, USA)
2. Earthquakes: waves (The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose California, USA)
3. Tracking earthquakes: flash page (EOA Scientific Systems, Inc.)
4. Keeping track of earthquakes (USGS, USA)
5. Recent earthquake activity: PowerPoint (Natural Resources Canada)
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. What is an Earthquake? and Kinds of Earthquakes (top)  
1. Earthquakes (FEMA, USA)
2. What a jerk! (The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose California, USA)
3. On shaky ground (Natural Resources Canada)
4. When the Earth moves (bbc.co.uk)
5. Types of earthquakes (Leeds University)
6. Earthquakes 101 (USGS, USA)
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. The Juan de Fuca Plate (top) Page 252 (Kurzweil Files)
1. Graphic of the Juan de Fuca Plate (Natural Resources Canada)
2. Juan de Fuca Plate (www.answers.com)
3. Plates of the Earth (USGS, USA)
4. Vancouver Island's largest earthquake and photos (Natural Resources Canada)
5. Port Alberni tsunami 1964: pdf slow to load (www.cbc.ca)
6. Earthquake and tsunami smart manual: pdf (Government of BC)
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6. Section Summaries and Chapter Review pages 253 - 255 (top)
8.1 Weathering and the rock cycle: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson) Page 235 (Kurzweil Files)
8.1 Weathering and the rock cycle: online (McGraw-Hill Ryerson) .
8.2 Clues in the crust: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson) Page 244 (Kurzweil Files)
8.2 Clues in the crust: online (McGraw-Hill Ryerson) .
8.3 The theory of plate techtonics: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson) Page 252 (Kurzweil Files)
8.3 The theory of plate techtonics: online (McGraw-Hill Ryerson) .
Chapter test: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson) Page 253-255 (Kurzweil Files)
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7. Supporting Videos and Images (top)
1. Central Vancouver Island jpg (Natural Resources Canada)
2. Weathering and climate animation: flash animation (University of Kentucky, USA) - from Section 1 above What is weathering
3. Weathering and soils (Annenburg/CPB, USA)
4. Rock cycle: animation (Houghton Mifflin Publishing) - from Section 1 above Weathing and the Rock Cycle
5. Mass wasting (Annenburg/CPB, USA)
6. Running waters I: Rivers, erosion and depositions (Annenburg/CPB, USA)
7. Running water II: Landform evolution (Annenburg/CPB, USA)
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8. Landslide in Japan#1, #2 see Section 1 above for more information Effects in BC
9. La Conchita landslide video (USGS, USA) see Section 1 above for more information Effects in BC
10. Sultan River Landslide (kayakingsucks.com) see Section 1 above for more information Effects in BC
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11. Sea floor spreading: flash animation (earthref.org) - from Section 2 Spreading Sea Floor
12. Animation of sea floor spreading: animation (University of Wisconsin, USA) - from Section 2 Spreading Sea Floor
13. Ocean ridges photo and video log 2003 (NOAA, USA)
14. Ocean ridges photo and video log 2002 (NOAA, USA)
15. Animation of magnetic reversals: flash (earthref.org) - from Section 2 Magnetic Reversals
16. How mid-ocean ridges develop: animation (visionlearning.com) - from Section 2 Ocean Ridges
17. Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents - off of the BC coast watch a video (Vancouver Aquarium) from Section 2 Ocean Ridges
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8. Webquests and Fun Activities (top)
1. Jig-saw puzzle (www.jigzone.com)
2. Earth's surface - erosion games
3. Earth's surface - concentration
4. Weathering and erosion webquest (Arizona State University, USA)
5. Erosion and the Grand Canyon (Arizona State University, USA)
6. Plate techtonics webquest (Utah State University)
7. Investigating earthquakes (Southern California Earthquake Data Center, USA)
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9. Additional PDFs (top)
1. Group roles: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
3. Lab report template: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
2. Variables in Science: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
4. Poster checklist: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
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10. Misc. Resources (top)
1. Ask a geologist #1 (Natural Resources Canada)
2. Ask a geologist #2 (USGS, USA)
3. If the Earth could talk (Natural Resources Canada)
4. Geoscience career resources (Earth Science Week)
5. Helpful science links (Science Aware)
6. Geologic glossary #1 (USGS, USA)
7. Geologic glossary #2 (University of British Columbia)
8. BC hazard information links (Government of BC)
9. Debris flows: pdf (USGS, USA)
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Created by Stew Savard, with advice from David Coats, Karen West, Heather Campbell, December 2005. Updated October 2006. All rights to "look and feel" reserved.
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