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Hello! This is our blog, please comment below to let me know you have successfully been here. Here you will find notes that we did in class, homework and other items. Attached in blue is the day 1 sheets so you will be able to access at any time.

Please click the following to access day one: SNC2P


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SES4U Final Culminating Grades

Open up the document to find your student number and grade: SES4U Final Culminating Tasks

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SCH4C Final Culminating Grades

Open up the document to find you student number with associated levels: SCH4C Final Culminating Tasks

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SNC1D Space Powerpoints

SNC1D0 Motions of the Earth and the Moon

SNC1D0 The Life Cycle of Stars

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SES4U Monday, January 20 Exam Review

SES4U                                                            Examination Review

Geologic Processes

Textbook Chapters:

Chapter 1: The Nature of Science

Chapter 2: Mapping Our World

Chapter 17: Plate Tectonics

Chapter 18: Volcanism

Chapter 19: Earthquakes

Chapter 20: Mountain Building

Chapter 11: Atmosphere

Chapter 14: Climate

Chapter 7: Weathering, Erosion, and Soil

Chapter 8: Mass Movements, Wind, and Glaciers
Topics of Interest

  • Plate tectonics versus continental drift
  • Types of plate boundaries
  • Intrusive activity (plutons, dikes, batholiths, etc)
  • Earthquakes (P, S, R, L waves)
  • Volcanoes (Anatomy, composition and features)
  • Types of magma
  • Layers of Atmosphere
  • Pressure (distance from 0 elevation) versus melting point
  • Latitude and Longitude (notation and use)
  • The Pacific Ring of Fire (location and significance)
  • Topographic maps and using contour intervals

Earth Minerals

Textbook Chapters

Chapter 4: Minerals

Chapter 5: Igneous Rocks

Chapter 6: Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks

Topics of Interest

  • The Rock cycle (appearance, formation and specific examples of each type)
  • Crystallization and rate of cooling
  • Three types of rocks
  • Particle size (pebble, silt, etc) and effect on porosity
  • Main types of minerals
  • Cleavage, fracture, colour, streak, hardness and other mineral descriptors (specific examples of each)
  • Radiometric dating and half life (calculations and explanation)
  • Disconformities

Geologic Time

Textbook Chapters

Chapter 21: Fossils and the Rock Record

Chapter 22: The Precambrian Earth

Chapter 23: The Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras

Topics of Interest

  • Principle of superposition
  • Principle of uniformitarianism
  • Principle of original horizontality
  • Principle of cross-cutting relationships
  • Oxygenation of Earth (cause and consequences)
  • Miller-Urey Experiment
  • RNA world hypothesis
  • Eons, Eras, and Periods from the beginning of geologic time
    • Significant events in geologic time including, but not limited to, the emergence of grasses, formation and breakup of Pangaea, etc
    • Significance of boundary lines

Planetary Science

Textbook Chapters

Chapter 27: The Sun-Earth-Moon System

Chapter 28: Our Solar System

 Topics of Interest

  • Uses and types of telescopes
  • Geology and composition of the Moon
  • Phases of the Moon
  • Retrograde motion
  • The Sun (Anatomy and significance to the solar system)
  • The 8 planets (M, V, E, M, J, S, U, N)
  • Solstice and equinox events (timing and orientations)
  • Eclipses
    (orientation of S, E, M and consequences)
  • The effect of tilt on Earth
  • Objects in the solar system (asteroids, comets, planetesimals, dwarf planets, meteoroids, meteors, meteorites, planetary ring systems)
  • Geocentric and Heliocentric models of the Solar System
  • Kepler’s Three Laws (calculating revolutionary period and/or orbital radius using Kepler’s 3rd law)
  • Newton’s Law of Gravitation


Textbook Chapters

Chapter 29: Stars

Chapter 30: Galaxies and the Universe

Topics of Interest

  • Edwin Hubble’s contribution to astronomy and our understanding of the Universe
  • Distances in space (kilometer, astronomical unit, parsec, light year) for calculations
  • Distortions in space due to parallax, viewing space through an atmosphere.
  • Types of galaxies
  • Galaxy formation and galaxies in the Local Group
  • Types of stars (Red Giants, White dwarves, binary, variable stars, etc)
  • HR Diagram (how it works and what it describes)
  • Red shift and the Big Bang Theory
  • Life cycle of a star
  • Population I and population II stars
  • Fates of the Universe: The Big Bang
  • Wien’s Law

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Thursday, January 16

Today we finished looking at the pH of acids and bases. We read section 4.7 and complete Q: page 304 # 31,4,6,8,9

Tomorrow we will be looking at the Reactions of Acids and Bases. Could you please print of the following for tomorrow’s lesson:
Reactions of Acids and Bases student

Titration Worksheet

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