Writing Wednesday: 2/26/2020
Little was definitively known about Earth’s interior until the 20th century. But before that, there existed some very interesting theories!
In the pre-modern age, people believed that the interior of our planet was home to devils, dwarves, and other mythological creatures. And some scientists actually believed that Earth was hollow!
For instance, Edmond Halley, the British astronomer and geophysicist, wrote that the inside of the planet was made up of a series of hollow, concentric rings, some of which were inhabited. Amazingly, many other 18th century scientists agreed with him.
In 1818, an American named John Cleves Symmes, Jr. attracted attention by claiming that the surface of the earth was a shell 1,264 km thick, with openings at the North and South Poles that led to four interior shells. Symmes’ followers attempted to petition the U.S. government to launch a polar expedition to find these “holes to other worlds,” but they met with little success.
Some 30 years after Symmes’s death, French author Jules Verne thrilled readers with his 1864 novel, Journey to the Center of the Earth, in which underground explorers encounter dinosaurs, underground oceans, and even enormous prehistoric humans. Of course, today we know that the planet is most definitely not hollow!
If you found an entrance to the center of the Earth what would be your story? Please tell the class your adventure into the center of the Earth! Be creative and have a beginning middle and end. You will have 15-20 minutes to write and illustrate your stories as well as share them to the class. You did such a great job last writing wednesday, cannot wait to read this week’s story!!!
The movement of tectonic plates is most evident at the boundaries
between the plates. There are three main types of boundaries:
Convergent Boundaries - A convergent boundary is where two tectonic plates push together.
Sometimes one plate will move under the other. This is called subduction. Although the movement is slow, convergent boundaries can be areas of geological activity such as the forming of mountains and volcanoes. They can also be areas of high earthquake activity.
Divergent Boundaries - A divergent boundary is one where two plates are getting pushed apart. The area on land where the boundary occurs is called a rift. New land is formed by magma pushing up from the mantle and cooling as it reaches the surface.
Transform Boundaries - A transform boundary is one where two plates slide past each other. These places are often called faults and can be areas where earthquakes often occur.
Please Read very carfully and answer with complete sentences using a word document.
Imagine you if the movies were real and the scientists in the movies have just warned you that there is an impending disaster. The disaster is a volcano (convergent boundry), an earthquake (transform boundry), or an underwater Earthquake(transform boundry).
What would you do?
Where would you go?
What would you take with you?
Write a short story detailing these events.
Please share your story with Mr. Hinsley and Mrs. Standifer online.
Do the lesson in order please.
5. Legends of Learning
Teacher Code: Hinsley
Create your account use your name and lunch number for password
6. Minecraft: create an Earth with the layers
Study this for your QUIZ!