Big Idea:To understand the concept of continental drift and island formation as a result of plate movement and hotspots, students calculate the rate of movement of the Hawaiian islands during their geologic history
Big Idea:Students explore the early atmosphere and how organisms contributed oxygen via photosynthesis. They also watch a video and do some textual analysis about fossils as remains of living organisms from the past
Big Idea:A watershed is a drainage basin that collects all the water falling into a specific area, and there are very specific factors that affect the rate at which water collects in streams, as well as the formation of stream features
Big Idea:In this lesson, I give an overview on how I plan for, implement, and analyze assessment data from my class. We start with assessment creation - how do you (or where do you) come up with questions, and how do you organize them to make a cohesive assessment?
Big Idea:Radioactive decay is a process of observing recurring half-lives in radioactive substances, and this process can be modeled directly by using (delicious) M&Ms to represent the process of radioactive decay.