ASE SC 4 Environmental, Earth and Space Science Activity Slides Dianne B. Barber & William D. Barber Appalachian State University Integrate Timed Reading Ethanol How is ethanol made? What are the benefits of ethanol? http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/index.php/reading-skills-fortodays-adult Universe is expanding so Galaxies moving apart Raisin Bread Dough Activity: Spinning Tops & Earth’s Rotation Activity: Arrange the cards by size Planet Size (diameter in km) 1. Sun 1,392,000 2. Jupiter 139,822 3. Saturn (with rings) 116,464 4. Uranus 50,724 5. Neptune 49,244 6. Earth 12,742 7. Venus (without gas) 12,104 8. Mars 6,780 9. Ganymede (Jupiter III) 5,262 10. Mercury 4,879 11. Moon 3,474 12. Pluto 1,151 Activity: Earth and Moon Each Group Demonstrate: 1. Scale of Earth and Moon 2. Scaled Distance between Moon and Earth Earth’s Diameter = 12,742 km Moon’s Diameter = 3,474 km Distance between = 384,400 km Rock Cycle Activity: Use the tectonic plate map and the globe ball to identify possible earthquake and volcanic sites in 3 different countries. The Hydrosphere Water Cycle Activity: Layers of the Atmosphere 4. Temperature 5. Height & Temperature Change troposophere decrease stratosphere increase mesosphere decrease thermosphere increase tropopause ≈ 12-18 km, ≈ -60° stratopause ≈ 46-54 km, ≈ -2 to 0° mesopause ≈ 85-90 km, ≈ -90° Climate ACTIVITY For your group’s assigned continent 1. Select 2 climate regions 2. Identify the factors that determine the climate for the 2 climate regions Sea-Level Activity Sea-level Activity Directions 1. As a group study the maps, choose several problems to address, discuss, make decisions and record reasoning. 2. Select a group member to present to class ABATEMENT: fix the problem or make it less of a problem ACCOMMODATION: learn to live with the problem and not try to change it PREVENTION: work to prevent the problem from happening.