During week 12, students will begin our unit on Earthquakes. We will finish the unit on Surface and Ground Water. This unit is covered in Chapter 8 of our textbook. We will learn about the causes, effects and locations of most earthquakes. The SOL strand that covers this unit is ES. 8.

ES.8 The student will investigate and understand geologic processes including plate tectonics. Key concepts include a) how geologic processes are evidenced in the physiographic provinces of Virginia including the Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Blue Ridge, Valley and Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau; b) processes (faulting, folding, volcanism, metamorphism, weathering, erosion, deposition, and sedimentation) and their resulting features; and c) tectonic processes (subduction, rifting and sea floor spreading, and continental collision).

The week will go as follows:

Tuesday-Test on Chapter 6 Begin chapter 8.1, causes of earthquakes

We hope that everyone has a great break!