Bad stuff here. NASA image of the wildfires from space.
Here is the link to the game guys…
Some instructive videos…
Here is the complete video we watched segments of in Dynamic Earth Class.
Due on January 7th
Geology Poster Project
A not uncommon sight out west. Fun when it happens along the Pacific Coast Highway.
To be used in class Monday…
with Devin Dennie, Ph.D.
I’ve mentioned before in Dynamic Earth about experiments to reactivate dormant genes in chicken embryos. The develop into rather dinosaur-looking creatures. This is pretty solid verification of the theory that birds are a development of dinosaurs.
Is due this Friday, and can be found here…
Here it is, any future such assignments will be posted here.
Blizzard Bag Lesson for Dynamic Earth
Go to the following Web sites from USA Today. Look at the graphic of Seasons and of Doppler Radar and complete the questions that follow. Turn the assignment in when we return to school.
Blizzard Bag Lesson for Earth / Physical Science
Instructor Chris Boch
Go to The Physical Science section of howstuffworks.com
Pick one of the articles, read it and write a one-page review, telling me about the article, what you learned and how you felt about it (was it well written, was it boring, etc.) Turn the assignment in when we return to school.
So Wednesday in Dynamic Earth I showed you two TED talks on oceans. The first is a very upbeat and hopeful view from Dr. Robert Ballard, the famed ocean explorer. He is a link to the talk if your interested.
The second video is more worrisome. Coral Ecologist Dr. Jeremy Jackson has seen massive ocean ecological destruction by the hand of man during his career and tells of a dark future, with a damaged ocean.
So I get home Wednesday night and who do I see on PBS? Jeremy Jackson. The new PBS show is called Earth: A New Wild. And looks at how humans are trying to effect a positive change on the environment by managing wilderness. Dr. Jackson and many, many others, are trying to regrow coral reefs, farm fish in the ocean instead of on land, introduce species that filter toxins from the water, and other amazing ideas.
Good show and you can watch it online. The episode I saw was “Oceans”
This is the entire video I started today in class. I’ve spoken about many of the locations in this video, and it illustrates much of the information we covered in class.
National Geographic Live! – Chasing Rivers, Part 1: The Colorado
Sorry this post is late guys, so I’m extending the due date to Monday, October 6. And yes, the assignment is Sedimentary Rocks, not Igneous Rocks.
As mentioned in Dynamic Earth Class. The “slider” effect really shows the change.
Due this Friday:
Here it is…
Please ignore the August 2012 due date, I haven’t updated the web page.
Greetings! Here is the promised link to Dr. Bartlett’s lecture. I mistakenly said the Dr. Bartlett was still alive, sadly he passed away last September.
Here is the whole playlist if you want to watch all the segments.
And here is his entry in Wikipedia
Doesn’t sound as good as “Landslide in Baltimore” but it’s more correct. Recent rains caused extra pressure on a retaining wall next to railroad tracks. The wall begins to give way slowly, by around 1:10 the fun starts.
And here’s a link to some cool pictures…
Is due next Friday!
You can find it here
Awesome! I forget who told me this in class (thank you Ramneet) but I am thrilled. I missed the second episode, but was able to watch it in HD on hulu. Here is the link for all three episodes so far….
Wow, and before you tell me the images are grainy, remember, this is from a probe we humans put around Saturn! Saturn’s northern and southern lights glow in red on the bottom and purple on top in visible light, according to Cassini photos.
Okay, this makes me mad.
This year marks 45 years since we put a human on the Moon, and 54 years since the first human orbited the Earth. How is this possible? In all my years of teaching, I have NEVER met a kid who thought the Sun went around the Earth, not one. Frankly, I doubt I’ve met many adults who thought that either (and like most folks, I’ve met some really dumb people). Anyone who doesn’t understand how the Earth orbits probably can’t blame it on our educational system. Certainly not in a state like Ohio where it has been taught since long before I was born. This is ignorance by choice.
The original press release is here…