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Help for Lesson 7.06
Watch this brief video tour to help you complete lesson 7.06.
Go to the Oceanic Research Group site at: http://www.oceanicresearch.org/
There good movies about sharks and
one about adaptations for sea life:
1. Sharks and how they live
2. Sharks: predators with a purpose
3. Adaptations for Survival in the Seas
NOTE: You may have to download
QuickTime 7 to view these movies,
but it's a free download.
Seafloor splitting Ethopia
A 35 foot wide rift broke open in the desert of Ethopia due to sea floor dynamics. Check it out at:
Mrs.McGowen's Module 7 Notes:
Notes on Module Seven: the abyss; waves; tides; plate tectonics; fish; fish adaptations; sharks
7.02 Exploring the Abyss – Have fun learning about the strange and wonderful creatures that live in the abyss! Don’t forget to include a food web. Make sure you start it with chemosynthetic bacteria, then tubeworms, then three organisms from your list. I’d love it if you include pictures!
7.06 Theory of Plate Tectonics - You’re learning about plate movements and then informing your audience
of how a shift in the Earth's plates have caused a huge natural disaster in the area and what they should do in response to receiving this information.
◦What type of disaster are you covering? (earthquake, tsunami, etc.)
◦How did it occur? (Use what you learned about plate tectonics in this lesson to explain)
◦Where are you and where is this event occurring?
◦Who is being affected?
◦What are you advising people to do or prepare for in response to this disaster?
Continental Drift vs Plate Tectonics-
You need to be able to tell me what these two ideas have in common (make a list of the evidence that continents have moved, which they both agree upon) and how they are different (which one actually explains how continents move?).
7.10 All About Sharks - This is one of my favorite assignments to grade! Please have fun with it. You are being asked to create a flyer, so be sure to include visuals as well as written material. Use plenty of details and be creative! You may use PowerPoint if you’d like.
Let’s go to the movies… Rent the great movie “Riding Giants”. It explores the history of the surfers who dare to ride the biggest waves. Awesome photography, interesting profiles, what more could you ask for? Popcorn, anyone?
For the readers… Two choices here. First a magazine article: “The Brains Behind the Jaws – Why Great Whites are Smarter Than We Think”, the cover article of the June 2008 Smithsonian magazine. Look for it in your local library. While you’re there, look for the book “Close to Shore” by Michael Capuzzo. Here’s what the back cover says: “Combining rich historical detail and a harrowing, pulse-pounding narrative, Close to Shore brilliantly re-creates the summer of 1916, when a rogue great white shark attacked swimmers along the New Jersey shore, triggering mass hysteria and launching the most extensive shark hunt in history.” Trust me, it’s a great read!
Having trouble finding Deep Sea Animals? Watch the videos!
Review games to help you prepare for the module 7 quiz
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