This Earthquake Concept Comparison contrasts seismic events at epicenter and focus at fault lines; among wind-driven waves, tides,and tsunami; and between body waves (P-waves and S-waves) and surface waves (L-waves and R-waves).
Concept Comparison Routines are used help compare and contrast key concepts. Specifically, students use like and unlike characteristics and categories shared and not shared by two or more concepts to better understand the overall concept. Students taught using the Content Enhancement routines earned higher total test scores than did students taught using the lecture-discussion method.
Personally, I use the routines to figure out what I want to say and how I want to say it. I keeps my "Sage on the Stage" time limited to what fits onto a page (plus the demonstrations and/or video). This product includes the completed routines, and the student guide blanked except for vocabulary, scaffolding questions, and graphics already filled in. It is in Microsoft Word .doc form so that Ts can customize the discussion to fit the needs of their Ss
These Concept Enhancement Routines have the following learning objectives and outcomes. Students Will Be Able To (SWBAT):
☑ SWBAT explain how air masses flow from regions of high pressure to low pressure causing weather at a fixed location to change over time, and how sudden changes in weather can result when different air masses collide.
☑ SWBAT understand natural hazards such as severe weather events (hurricanes, tornadoes, floods) are preceded by natural phenomena and are thus predictable with the use of data analysis and technologies. Mapping the history of such events can help forecast the locations of such events.
These Concept Enhancement Routines are classroom tested to help students with the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Science:
• SC.6.E.7.3: Describe how global patterns such as the jet stream and ocean currents influence local weather in measurable terms such as temperature, air pressure, wind direction and speed, and humidity and precipitation.
• SC.6.E.7.7: Investigate how natural disasters have affected human life in Florida.
• SC.7.E.6.5 I can explore the theory of plate tectonics by describing how the movement causes slow and rapid changes
• SC.912.E.6.3 Analyze the scientific theory of plate tectonics and identify related major processes and features as a result of moving plates.
• SC.912.E.6.4 Analyze how specific geologic processes and features are expressed in Florida and elsewhere.
• SC.912.E.6.5 Describe the geologic development of the present day oceans and identify commonly found features.
These Concept Enhancement Routines are classroom tested to help students with the following Next Generation Science Standards:
• MS-ESS3-2: Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.