6th Grade Earth Science Wrens Middle School “Changing Earth!” The Internet at Home sciLINKS: At www.scilinks.org you will find links to Web sites selected by the staff at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Check out the latest links by typing in the sciLINKS numbers listed below. GO TO: www.scilinks.org TOPIC: What Is an Earthquake? sciLINKS NUMBER: HSM1658 TOPIC: Earthquakes and Society sciLINKS NUMBER: HSM0455 TOPIC: The Ocean Floor sciLINKS NUMBER: HSM1062 TOPIC: Ocean Currents sciLINKS NUMBER: HSM1061 TOPIC: Ocean Waves sciLINKS NUMBER: HSM1066 TOPIC: Tides sciLINKS NUMBER: HSM1525 go.hrw.com: The resources at this Web site come to you directly from the publisher of your child’s textbook. Here you will find resources to help your son or daughter better understand the chapters. You can access these materials and other information by entering the keyword below. GO TO: go.hrw.com KEYWORD: KEYWORD: • By the end of the unit, students should understand: • what causes earthquakes • how earthquakes travel through the Earth • how earthquakes are detected • how to locate an earthquakes focus and epicenter • properties of ocean water • the interaction between the ocean and the atmosphere • features of the major regions of the ocean floor • technologies used for studying the ocean floor • surface currents and deep ocean currents and the factors that control them • the effect of currents on climate • types of waves • tides and their relationship to the Earth, the sun, and the moon • different types of tides • the relationship between tides and coastal land • F Y I • Interactive Textbooks have been issued. Please treat it like a textbook. • Study 10 minutes every night Questions to Ask Along the Way : What causes earthquakes? Why are some earthquakes more powerful than others? Why do more earthquakes occur on the West Coast? Why is the ocean salty? How do we know what the ocean floor looks like? Can we predict ocean currents? What do ocean currents affect? What kinds of things affect the tides?