Earth Science
             Norwood Public School
Earth shape and external features
  • Identify the major land form, feature, or geologic event; write one fact about each site.  Use this worksheet to submit your answers.
  • What shape is the Earth (when viewed from space?) 5.8.(4)D
Internal structure
Forces of change
  • What are the forces that act to change the shape of rocks? Answer questions found here. View this power point for assistance. 
  • Use this observation sheet for a lab activity demonstrating the way chemical weathering occurs. 
  • You may wish to view examples of weathering here.
  • Simulate the way forces change "rock" by conducting this lab:  Edible Tectonics.
  • What processes change the "look" of the Earth's features?
  • Various web sites useful in learning about seismic activities. 5.8.(4)C.2, 9.1.(4)A.1-3
  • 5.3.(4) D, 5.8.(4) C.1, 2
Pangaea and Moving Plates
  • Demonstrate the way conveyor belts (like those on a treadmill) move. 
  • Could the Earth's plates be moved by a system similar to a conveyor belt? 
  • How do fossils give evidence of Pangaea
  • Where is the Mid Ocean Ridge
  • What happens at the Mid Ocean Ridge??
  • Name the types of plate boundaries. 
  • How do forces act to move plates?  What is convection?
Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Minerals, Rocks and the Rock Cycle

"Rock" Scientists
  • Investigate:  Alfred Lothar Wegener, Abraham Ortelius,  Harry H. Hess, Andrija Mohorovicic, Giuseppe Mercalli, Charles Francis Richter, Robert Mallet, Thomas A. Jaggar, Diana Wall, Frederick Vine, Scott Rowland, and Charles Langmuir.
  • How has each person contributed to our knowledge of the dynamic Earth? (5.2.(4)A.1, 5.2.(4) B.1, 9.1.(4) A.1-3)
Dynamic Earth

The Moho