Toronto Prep School - Fall Semester 2012

Earth and Space Science 12

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ISP Progress Check - Friday, November 30, 2012
Progress Check Details -

Mineral Use Through Time - To be submitted on Thursday, November 29, 2012
Mineral Use Through Time Assignment Details -
  1. Submit a 1-page summary (including photos and/or images - 250-300 words max)
  2. The summary should include a brief account of how your chosen mineral has been used by humans since it was first discovered.
  3. Also include how it is used in the present.
  4. Finally, make sure that you include your sources (does not need to be MLA format)

Earth Materials Quiz #1 - Friday, November 30, 2012
Quiz Details
  1. What is a mineral? (full definition)
  2. Types of minerals
  3. Methods for identifying minerals
  4. Minerals from magma vs. minerals from solutions.
  5. Igneous Rocks (Rock types, magma composition, intrusive vs. extrusive)

ROM Field Trip - Thursday, December 6, 2012
ROM Trip permission form -

Sedimentary Rocks Worksheet -

Rock Identification Assignment - Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Earth Materials Test - Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Earth Materials Review Sheet -

Tectonic Plates Worksheet - (Will be checked for completion on Thursday, December 13, 2012)

Ontario Science Center Field Trip - Monday, December 17, 2012
Permission Form -

Geological Processes Quest - Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Quest Review -

Independent Study Project

As a part of this course, you will be required to complete an ISP. The project details are provided below:

  1. Mission to Mars -
  2. Geologic Natural Disasters -

The independent study project must be submitted by Friday, December 14, 2012.

Useful Links

Proper MLA citation style formatting

In text MLA citation style (from Cornell University Library)

Citation Machine (A website that will automatically format your sources)