At present the courses as outlined on this page are meant primarily for independent study of the Earth Sciences.  The form of the assignments is described in the Course Description for each course with resources for the final assignment linked at the bottom of the column for that particular course.  

The Section Reviews are NOT assignments that need to be turned in, but rather they are provided as study aides for the tests.  All the possible questions for the tests are provided for each section to be covered.  In this way, students will know the content and form of the tests but not the specific questions included on the tests.

Experimental Design

State of Alaska: Earth Science Standards

Earth Science:
Weathering and Erosion

Assignment List

Ch. 6 Section 1 Forces in Earth’s Crust

Ch. 6 Section 2 Earthquakes and Seismic Waves

Ch. 6 Section 3 Monitoring Earthquakes

Project: Shake Table Test

Ch. 6 Section 4 Earthquake Safety

Ch. 6 Test

Ch. 7 Section 1 Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics

Ch. 7 Section 2 Properties of Magma

Ch. 7 Section 3 Volcanic Eruptions

Ch. 7 Section 4 Volcanic Landforms

Ch. 7 Test

Ch. 8 Section 1 Rocks and Weathering

Ch. 8 Section 2 How Soil Forms

Ch. 8 Section 3 Soil Conservation

Ch. 8 Test

Ch. 9 Section 1 Changing Earth’s Surface

Work Day

Ch. 9 Section 2 Water Erosion

Ch. 9 Section 3 The Force of Moving Water

Ch. 9 Section 4 Glaciers

Ch. 9 Section 5 Waves

Ch. 9 Section 6 Wind

Ch. 9 Test




















Earth Science:
Geological Formations


Assignment List

Sampling Lab

Ch. 2 Section 1 Exploring the Earth’s Surface

Ch. 2 Section 2 Models of Earth

Ch. 2 Section 3 Maps and Computers

Ch. 2 Section 4 Topographical Map

Project: Topographical Drawings

Ch. 2 Test

Ch. 3 Section 1 Minerals

Ch. 3 Section 2 How Minerals Form

Ch. 3 Section 3 Using Mineral Resources

Ch. 3 Test

Ch. 4 Section 1 Classifying Rocks

Ch. 4 Section 2 Igneous Rocks

Ch. 4 Section 3 Sedimentary Rock

Ch. 4 Section 4 Rocks from Reefs

Ch. 4 Section 5 Metamorphic Rocks

Ch. 4 Section 6 The Rock Cycle

Ch. 4 Test

Ch. 5 Section 1 Earth’s Interior

Project: Build Shake Table

Ch. 5 Section 2 Convection and the Mantle

Ch. 5 Section 3 Drifting Continents

Ch. 5 Section 4 Sea-Floor Spreading

Ch. 5 Section 5 The Theory of Plate Tectonics

Ch. 5 Test


Earth Science:
Oceanography


Assignment List

Ch. 10 Section 1 Fossils

Ch. 10 Section 2 The Relative Age of Rocks

Ch. 10 Section 3 Radioactive Dating

Ch. 10 Section 4 The Geologic Time Scale

Ch. 10 Section 5 Early Earth

Ch. 10 Section 6 Eras of Earth’s History

Ch. 10 Test

Project: Kill-a-Watt Meter

Ch. 11 Section 1 Fossil Fuels

Ch. 11 Section 2 Renewable Sources of Energy

Ch. 11 Section 3 Nuclear Energy

Ch. 11 Section 4 Energy Conservation

Ch. 12 Section 1 Water on Earth

Ch. 12 Section 2 Surface Water

Ch. 12 Section 3 Water Underground

Ch. 12 Section 4 Using Freshwater Resources

Ch. 12 Section 5 Water to Drink

Ch. 12 Test

Ch. 14 Section 1 Exploring the Ocean

Ch. 14 Section 2 Ocean Habitats

Ch. 14 Section 3 Resources from the Ocean

Ch. 14 Test

Earth Science: Astronomy


Assignment List

Ch. 19 Section 1 Earth in Space pg. 660-665 

Lunar Observations

How Fast are We Moving?

Planetary Motion

Ch. 19 Section 2 Gravity and Motion pg. 666-669

Ch. 19 Section 3 Phases, Eclipses and Tides pg. 670-677

Ch. 19 Section 4 Earth’s Moon pg. 680 - 683

Ch. 19 Section 5 Traveling Into Space pg. 684-691

Chapter 19 Jeopardy Review

Chapter 19 Test

Ch. 20 Section 1 Observing the Solar System pg. 698-705

Ch. 20 Section 2 The Sun pg. 706-711

Ch. 20 Section 3 The Inner Planets 712-717

Ch. 20 Section 4 The Outer Planets 720-727

Ch. 20 Section 5 Comets, Asteroids and Meteors pg. 730-733

Yeast Demonstration

Ch. 20 Section 6 Is There Life Beyond Earth pg. 734-737

Chapter 20 Jeopardy Review

Chapter 20 Test

LAB: Design and Build a Telescope

Chromatic Abberation

Ch. 21 Section 1 Telescopes pg. 744-750

Alaska Native Constellations

Ch. 21 Section 2 Characteristics of Stars pg. 752-759

VIDEO LINK: Hunting the Edge of Space

Hunting the Edge Of Space: The Milky Way

The Drake Equation

Ch. 21 Section 3 Lives of Stars pg. 762-766

Ch. 21 Section 4 Star Systems and Galaxies pg. 767-771

Ch. 21 Section 5 The Expanding Universe pg. 774-779

http://nathangeffen.webfactional.com/spacetravel/spacetravel.php

Exoplanets

Chapter 21 Crossword

Chapter 21 PRACTICE Test

Chapter 21 Jeopardy Review

Ch. 21 TEST