Assignments

Unit 1 Test -Earth Science

Oct. 24, 2019 Max Points: 19

Unit 1 Practice Test

Oct. 18, 2019 Max Points: 5
Description:

The printer is not working today, so we will all take the test using our computers.Use a separate piece of paper to draw your graphs if you choose question 1.

No cell phones or talking until the last person is finished taking their test.

Climate Change

Oct. 15, 2019 Max Points: 15
Description:

Complete this activity if you are having difficulty with the Monthly Snow/Ice amount activity.

Read the following article first:
https://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Earth-Science-For-High-School/section/17.3/

Community Resilience to Climate Change

Oct. 18, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Think about resources your community provides you.

How do these resources benefit your everyday life?

In the following activity, think about what we can do to create a resilient community here in San Diego to minimize the impacts of climate change. What changes can be made at home, at SET High, and in the city of San Diego?

Answer these questions and read through the resources in the attached Google form

Energy Flow and the Changing Arctic

Oct. 15, 2019 Max Points: 15
Description:

Step 1: Use the Energy Flow Infographic and your notes to determine whether 3 statements are true or false. Explain your answer

Step 2: Determine the amount of snow/ice loss and calculate the percent change. Answer the questions on page 3 of the Monthly Snow-Ice Amounts handout. Use the Monthly Snow/Ice Percentage Over Time Data Sheet to help you calculate percent change.

You can use Google Sheets to Calculate percent change. Mr. Ashe will show you how to do this.

Geologic Timeline Exploration Activity

Oct. 18, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

In this activity, you will go back in time to discover how carbon dioxide, percent ice cover, and average global temperatures changed over time.

Go to http://www.ei.lehigh.edu/learners/cc/geologictimeline.html to gather your data and discover what caused climate change in the past. Click on the globe to explore earth's major events during each time point.

Then complete the handout. Don't forget to include your graphs on the last page. There are 9 time points to gather data from.

Early Earth

No Due Date Max Points:
Description:

Once you have finished your biosphere drawing, go to the following website and answer the worksheet questions on a separate piece of paper.

https://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Earth-Science-For-High-School/section/12.1/

Lab Map and Hazards Activity

Sept. 09, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Working individually...
Make a map of the lab on a blank sheet of paper.
1. Draw and label the following on your map:
-Lab benches, sinks, exit doors, fire blanket, fire extinguisher, safety shower, eyewash station, first Aid kit, chemical Storage, student project area, glass waste disposal
2. There are safety hazards in the lab. List all safety hazards on the back of your map.
DO NOT SHOUT OUT THE SAFETY HAZARDS! Doing will result in the loss of points for the assignment.

Describe the qualities of the rocks or minerals you see at your table. What kind of terms can we use to describe the rocks?

Sept. 09, 2019 Max Points: 3
Description:

In front of you is either a box of rocks or minerals and a hand lens.
Working silently...
Describe the qualities of the rocks or minerals you see at your table.
What kind of terms can we use to describe the rocks?
Write 1 sentence that begins with I wonder
Write 1 sentence that begins with I notice

California Natural Resources Infographic Project

Sept. 11, 2019 Max Points: 20
Description:

Working individually...

1. Choose a natural resource topic from Mr. Ashe's approved list

2. Create an infographic (electronic or paper) for your natural resource

3. The infographic must include the following:
a. A description of the natural resource and how it relates to Earth Science (4 points)
b. A description of how the natural resource benefits the state of California (4 points)
c. At least one graph describing how much revenue ($$money$$) the natural resource brings in for the state of
California (4 points)
d. A summary of how the companies/government agencies in charge of these natural resources reduce damage to the environment (4 points)

Be creative! (4 points) Mr. Ashe will give out extra credit to students who have creative and informative infographics.

Infographics may be shown to parents on Back to School Night.

Changing Weather

No Due Date Max Points:
Description:

If you were off task during the video, you will work on this alternative assignment about weather.

Read the following article then answer the questions to the worksheet on a separate piece of paper or in Google Docs

https://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Earth-Science-For-High-School/section/16.2/

Atmosphere Documentary Questions

Oct. 11, 2019 Max Points: 5
Description:

Answer the following questions as you are watching the documentary on the atmosphere

What happened to the Martian Atmosphere?

No Due Date Max Points:
Description:

The following assignment is worth 6 extra credit points.

Research the sad story behind the Martian atmosphere. Use the following links to guide your study:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/mars-lost-atmosphere
https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8358/mars-terraforming-not-possible-using-present-day-technology/
https://marsed.asu.edu/mep/atmosphere

There are two parts to the following assignment. Type your answers using Google Docs, or hand write your answers on a separate piece of paper.

1. Using at least 4 sentences, summarize what happened to the Martian atmosphere. (3 points)

2. After reading the articles, explain how you would go about terraforming Mars, given the fact the Martian atmosphere is thin compared to Earth's atmosphere. Again, use at least 4 sentences. (3 points)

I will add 2 more points of extra credit for a total of 10 points if you add a picture which explains points 1 and 2.

The Atmosphere Vocabulary

Oct. 09, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Use the following link to define the attached Atmosphere vocabulary:

https://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Earth-Science-For-High-School/section/15.0/

Create a machine which can minimize negative human impacts to your group's role in the carbon cycle.

No Due Date Max Points:
Description:

Working as a group...

Create a machine which can minimize negative human impacts to your group's role in the carbon cycle.

1. Describe how your machine works in the comment section.
2. Draw what your machine might look like on a scratch piece of paper.
3. Give feedback to another group's machine by replying in the comment section

Lab 1 - Stream Table Lab

Oct. 04, 2019 Max Points: 25
Description:

1. Follow the instructions in the Stream table lab write up
2. Fill out the lab report format (erase everything in red) with the information gathered from the lab.

Soils

Oct. 02, 2019 Max Points: 25
Description:

This is the alternative assignment to the lab for students who have not returned their signed lab contract form.

Read the following article first:
https://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Earth-Science-For-High-School/section/9.2/

Then complete the attached worksheet on a separate piece of paper or in a Google Docs File.

Solar Energy and Latitude

No Due Date Max Points:
Description:

If you finish the vocabulary assignment early, explore this activity and answer the questions.

Greenhouse Effect

No Due Date Max Points:
Description:

If you finish the vocabulary assignment early, explore this activity and answer the questions.

Carbon Cycle Diagram

Oct. 04, 2019 Max Points: 5
Description:

Draw a diagram of carbon cycling through the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere based on your knowledge gained from the role playing activity.

Use the provided picture handout to draw your diagram. Make sure you label the different components

What Contains Carbon?

Oct. 03, 2019 Max Points: 3
Description:

Complete the "What Contains Carbon?" handout.

List 3 more objects which contain carbon in the empty spaces.

List 2 carbon sinks and 2 carbon sources

Oct. 03, 2019 Max Points: 2

Biosphere Drawing

Sept. 25, 2019 Max Points: 3
Description:

Draw your own picture of the biosphere
Include the Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, and Anthrosphere
Do not copy and paste an image from the internet

Weathering

No Due Date Max Points:
Description:

If you finish the erosion vocabulary activity early, then work on this worksheet about weathering for extra credit. Answer the questions on a separate piece of paper. Read the following article before answering the questions:

https://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Earth-Science-For-High-School/section/9.1/

Erosion Poster Activity

Sept. 27, 2019 Max Points: 20
Description:

Read the attached instructions and rubric for more information

The Power of Water, Waves, Wind, Glaciers, and Gravity Part 1

No Due Date Max Points: 15

Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources

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Description:

If you are finished with your natural resources presentation, then work on this assignment

Land Formations “Teach the Class” Activity

No Due Date Max Points: 10

Local Winds

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Chinook Winds

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Graphing with Candy

Aug. 28, 2019 Max Points: 3
Description:

Working in groups of 3 to 4 students...
Form 5 groups
Empty your bag of candy (onto a paper towel if you plan on eating the candy after class)
Think of a way to graph the different colored candies in each bag
Each student in the group should draw the graph of a piece of paper
What does a good graph need?
Give your graph to Mr. Ashe at the end of the period (Make sure your first and last names are on the graph!)

Plate Tectonics Exit Ticket

No Due Date Max Points: 3
Description:

Answer the following question in paragraph format:

How can plate boundaries be both constructive and destructive?

Plate Boundary Teach the Class Activity

No Due Date Max Points: 10
Description:

Working in groups:

1. Mr. Ashe will assign your group a specific type of plate boundary.

2. Prepare a Google Slides presentation with the aim of using the presentation to teach the class

3. The presentation must include the following:

a. The presentation must have a definition of the plate boundary type.
b. What sort of natural features or natural hazards occur at your plate boundary type?
c. A YouTube video or GIF showing the motion of the plate boundary type (preferably less than 2 minutes)
d. List the names and locations of your plate boundary type
e. As a group, act out the movement of your plate boundary type. You can use hand gestures, props, etc.

Continent Continent Convergent Plate Boundaries

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Ocean Ocean Convergent Plate Boundaries

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Ocean Continent Convergent Plate Boundaries

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Transform Plate Boundaries

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Divergent Plate Boundaries in the Oceans

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Divergent Plate Boundaries

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Seafloor Spreading

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Natural Resource Conservation

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Metric System Practice

Sept. 06, 2019 Max Points: 3
Description:

Use your knowledge of the metric system to complete the assignment.
Handout given to students on 8/30/19.

Lab Safety Project

Sept. 06, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Working Individually....
1. Sign up for a lab safety rule number. Mr. Ashe has the sign up sheet.
2. Choose a presentation format (for example: poster, Google Slides presentation, video, interpretative dance). Your choice. Talk to Mr. Ashe if if you want to use a presentation format not listed.
3. Restate the lab safety rule word for word.
3. Explain why the lab safety rule is important.
4. Explain what might happen if you do not follow the lab safety rule.
5. Be Creative! Google Slide presentations and posters must include pictures.

Independent/Dependent Variable Practice

Sept. 04, 2019 Max Points: 3
Description:

Use your knowledge of the metric system to complete the assignment.
Handout given to students on 8/29/19.

Announcements

Oct. 24, 2019

Do not worry about your test grades for now. I am going to adjust the max grade for the test as some of the questions were too difficult or misleading. By the way, convergent plate boundaries do not cause hurricanes. Instead, powerful category 5 hurricanes can place stress on convergent plate boundaries in the ocean.

I am slowly giving people detailed test feedback (period 3 first, then period 5). I should have all the tests graded by Tuesday, with the adjusted grades.

Oct. 17, 2019

Practice test tomorrow.

Bring your laptops!

All cell phones must remain in your backpack until the last person has finished taking the test.

No talking until the last person has finished taking their test!

Oct. 13, 2019

Reminders:

1. Last day to turn in late work for term A is on Wednesday, October 23rd.

2. Our first test will be on Thursday, October 24th. We will have a practice test this Friday, October 18th.

A list of the material we have covered and may appear on the test is attached

Oct. 08, 2019

Hello everyone,

Make sure to check your grades within the next 24 hours. If you are missing an assignment, turn it in.

You are taking a semester long class, and term A ends on October 24th. If you fail term A, you will have to take it again. You need at least a 70% (C-) to pass term A. SET is a no D school.

The last day to turn in late work for term A will be on Wednesday, October 23rd.

We start term B on Monday, October 28th.

Sept. 27, 2019

Your ticket to the lab on Tuesday:

1. Signed Lab Safety Contract
2. Completed Flow Chart/summary of the Stream Table Lab

Have a great 3-day weekend!

Sept. 25, 2019

Grand Canyon poster groups! Check out this cool resource I just found about the geology of the Grand Canyon!

Sept. 24, 2019

Take a virtual field trip of 5 National Parks with the help of Google and a Park ranger!

Sept. 17, 2019

Mr. Ashe needs 2-liter soda bottles for Physics and Earth Science. If you have empty 2-liter soda bottles, then please wash them and bring them to Mr. Ashe. I will award students 1 extra credit point per bottle (max 3 extra credit points).

Thanks!

Sept. 09, 2019

Hello Class! If you need more practice with graphing, then watch the attached video.

Sept. 05, 2019

If you have not yet joined and/or downloaded the Remind App, then please do so. Sign up with your @sethigh.org email. The class code is @2242a2

Aug. 26, 2019

Hello Class! Welcome to Earth Science and Engineering. My name is Mr. Ashe and I will be your teacher for the semester.
I have attached a copy of my syllabus for your reference. You will receive a physical copy of the syllabus during class, which you will be required to sign. I will also require a parent signature.
I look forward to sharing my appreciation and fascination of the sciences with everyone. Stay curious!