This week marked the final fieldwork trip for our expedition. We had a great time at the USU campus. Alexis showed us some of the samples the 5/6th community found at the Wasatch Fault using their huge electron microscope. They told us these were some of the best samples they have ever seen! We also got to explore the Geology Department's huge collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils before we took a look at other rocks under microscopes. Lastly, we were given a demonstration of the chemical processes that take place when minerals form. It was so awesome! We had a great time and we all learned so much. Visit the photos page to view an album from this trip.
Even though our fieldwork is over, our learning about earthquakes is not! This week, students started creating earthquake preparedness guides after they did their own research on what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. We will continue with these next week, along with starting earthquake essays!
Now that November has finally arrived, it means that student led conferences are here! Half of our crew is signed up already! If you haven't yet signed up, please visit this website to get your name in a time slot:
If none of the available times work with your schedule, please just shoot me an email and we will find a time that works! Because of SLC's and Thanksgiving, we've got some "special" days coming up in our calendar. Please mark these down! There will be more to come when December arrives.
Important Dates for November:
Friday, November 10th: Early out (teacher prep)
Wednesday, November 17th: Student led conferences begin
Thursday, November 16th: 1:30 Early out (student led conferences)
Friday, November 17th: No classes (student led conferences)
November 22nd-24th: No school (Thanksgiving break)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Please contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns!