Today (and this weekend if necessary) you'll be working on a blog post that shows what you've learned about soil. Your blog post will be graded on Monday evening.
Study the following activities. Make sure to take notes and pay attention, because you'll be responsible for writing about what you learn in a blog post.
a. Discovery Education: Soil (with worksheet)
b. BBC: Rocks and Soils
c. FOSSWeb: Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
Here's how the grading will work. You must do the work in this order...
1 - To earn a score of one for this assignment, you need to complete the worksheet from your teacher that goes along with the Discovery Education resource above.
2 - To earn a two for this assignment, you'll need to complete everything for a one as well as a vocabulary resource using Google presentations and add it to a post on your blog. The vocabulary you need to include is: bedrock, erosion, deposit, humus, loam, nutrient, root, soil, sand, silt, and clay. Each slide needs to have the keyword, the definition, and a copyright-free image. You may not copy and paste the definitions. Name the blog post Soil 101. Label it with the following labels - soil, science.
3 - To earn a score of three for this assignment, you'll need to complete everything above and write an amazing summary of what you've learned about soil. Before you write your summary, you'll also need to watch this BrainPop video and pass the quiz with a score of at least 8 out of 10. Make sure that it answers ALL of the essential questions for this unit. You can find the essential questions in your techbook. Your summary must be added to the same blog post as your vocabulary resource.
4 - To earn a score of four for this assignment, you'll need to complete everything above and create a test using Google forms. Your test should allow other students to show what they've learned about soil during this unit. If you need help creating a Google form, please visit with one of the teachers. Your test must be included on the same blog post as your vocabulary and your summary.
Work hard and push your thinking, Dragons!
~ Mr. Moore, Ms. Vander Velde, and Ms. Chavez