Welcome to Ms. Nichols Grade 8 Earth Science!

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star watch is on for Wednesday sept 17. This will be our last star watch!

New York Geology Photos


DC 2015 Photos



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World Plate Map
World Plate Map

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This year your goal should be to figure out how you learn best and how to ask me for help that meets your learning style.

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Introductory Class Sheets:







[[#|SCIENCE]] [[#|[[#|[[#|CLASS]]]]]] HW [[#|CALENDAR]]. [[#|CLICK]] ON EACH DATE TO GET SPECIFICS ABOUT THE [[#|ASSIGNMENTS]] FOR EACH CLASS



The Big Ideas in Earth Science: These two big ideas cover all the topics we'll be covering through the year


Big Idea #1: Changes on Earth and in Space happen over long and short periods of time.


Big Idea #2: Every Change has a cause and there is evidence to support both the cause and change.


[[#|Click]] on the link here to see what we have planned for the 1st Quarter in our [[#|class]]!
1st Quarter Big Ideas for Earth Science

[[#|[[#|Earth]]]] [[#|Science]] is all about [[#|understanding]] how the Earth and the Earth in Space changes over time. Some of these changes take [[#|millions]] of years or more while some only take hours, days, or minutes!

Neil Armstrong walking on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission
Neil Armstrong walking on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission

Seen from near Hvolsvollur, Iceland, a plume of ash, dust and steam from a volcano erupting beneath Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier towers into the sky, Wednesday, April 21, 2010.
Seen from near Hvolsvollur, Iceland, a plume of ash, dust and steam from a volcano erupting beneath Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier towers into the sky, Wednesday, April 21, 2010.
A satellite image of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf of Mexico, approaching New Orleans
A satellite image of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf of Mexico, approaching New Orleans