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Pretend you are making a Journey to the Center of the Earth.  Write a paragraph describing the different layers (there are six you should mention) you pass as you reach the center of Earth.  Make sure you use the scientific terms for each layer.  Refer to Study Island for information.

Remember to include what the composition of each layer is (whats its made up of).



OH Grade 6-8, Science Standard Earth and Space Sciences D
Identify that the lithosphere contains rocks and minerals and that minerals make up rocks. Describe how rocks and minerals are formed and/or classified.
 
 
This week Answer the following questions in detailed, complete sentences.  These come right from the Study Island lesson.
  1. Why is a year 365 days?
  2. What effect does the moon have on ocean tides?
  3. Why do we have night and day? 
  4. What causes us to have seasons?
  5. Name the 4 phases of the moon.
Please number each answer and submit them in the comment section.

Thanks,
Mr. Reese

OH Grade 6-8, Science Standard Earth and Space Sciences A
Describe how the positions and motions of the objects in the universe cause predictable and cyclic events.
 
 
For this activity you are to pretend you are traveling in a space ship through our Solar System.  Using a slide show (the links are below for each group) you are to describe and show your journey.  Make sure you include images and descriptions of celestial bodies that you see while traveling, including planets, moons, stars, and so on.  Use Study Island for factual information as well as websites to help find pictures.  Remember to use creditable websites to find pictures (for example, the NASA website).

Be Creative!

Group 1
Team 1
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Group 2
Team 1
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Group 3
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For this weeks Journal Entry write about the celestial bodies that make up our solar system and describe where they are located within our solar system.  Which planets are close to the sun? Which are farther away, and does position in our galaxy affect those planets?  Use the information found on Study Island and the website below to help you find facts. 

Solar System Website

Remember 5 or more sentences!

Mr. Reese





OH Grade 6-8, Science Standard Earth and Space Sciences A
Describe how the positions and motions of the objects in the universe cause predictable and cyclic events.
 
 
Use the video above and information from Study Island to create your Journal Entry this week.  Remember to include at least five sentences and to base your entry on facts.

Mr. Reese

OH Grade 6-8, Science Standard Earth and Space Sciences B
Explain that the universe is composed of vast amounts of matter, most of which is at incomprehensible distances and held together by gravitational force. Describe how the universe is studied by the use of equipment such as telescopes, probes, satellites and spacecraft.