This week, students will continue on with the unit on Plate Tectonics. We are exploring the section on the causes of movement and how volcanoes form due to plate movement. Our assessment on Chapter 9 will be this week. The SOL related to 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).

 

 

Tuesday - Chapter 9 assessment

Thursday - Begin Chapter 10, Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics, PowerPoint and guided notes

 

Have a great week!!