First Quarter Practice Modified Test

  1. 9-11APPF I can explain the intersection of my life style choices and societal impact on geologic systems.
    1. Explain the concept of peak oil. Look at the poster in the hall between Mr Thayer's and Mr. Frostad's room.
    2. What about the Sept 23rd warm-up surprised you the most?
  2. 9-11ES2A Provide a labeled diagram for each "I can". Remember your diagram should communicate your expert understanding!
    1. I can explain why the Earth is warmer near the equator and cooler near the poles due to the uneven heating of Earth by the Sun.
    2. I can explain and diagram how the Earth's orbit around the sun induces the seasons.
  3. 9-11ES2B I can explain the effects of topography on climate and climate patterns.
    1. Describe the movement of a parcel of air as it moves across the state from the Pacific ocean to Spokane. What is the relative moisture content, temperature and pressure of the parcel on its journey?
  4. 9-11ES2C I can describe the movement of carbon in the rock cycle.
    1. How are humans taking carbon from the rock cycle and adding it to the air?.
  5. 9-11ES2D I can describe the uses of two Earth materials and where they are found in WA state:
  6. 9-11PS2E I can explain the meaning of minerals' chemical formula. Example: chalcopyrite - CuFeS2
  7. 9-11PS2G I can show how the atoms in molecules are arranged before and after a reaction with sedimentary environment chemicals. Skip.
  8. 9-11PS2I I can explain the role of temperature and pressure in mineral and rock formation.
    1. What can you learn about the cooling history of an igneous rock based on the size of its crystals?
  9. 9-11SYSB I can explain the rock cycle system and its subsystems.
    1. Draw the rock cycle.
    2. Expand upon the sedimentary subsystem:
      1. Clastic rocks are made of rock and mineral fragments. List the three categories of those fragments in order from the largest to the smallest fragment sizes.
      2. Complete the table below for a sedimentary rock environment.
        Environment Agents of transportation or precipitation Sediments Rock
    3. Expand upon the igneous subsystem:
      1. An igneous rock forms from the cooling and ________ of liquid rock.
      2. Igneous rocks are classified by their _______ and by their ___________________.
      3. Diagram an igneous landscape. Be sure to label these features: batholith, granite, lava, magma, pumice, rhyolite, stratovolcano, vent
      4. The composition of igneous rocks can be determined by their ___.
      5. Identify the igneous rocks.
  10. 9-11SYSC I can model and explain the model of WA state as a collection of physiographic provinces.
    1. Describe a geologic event that occurred in the Columbia Basin.
    2. Describe the most recent significant geologic event that has occurred in the Puget Lowlands.