extra credit

Extra Credit for Ms. Stripling's Classes

All Classes
  • Students may summarize any article that is related to something we have
    discussed in class. Hand in the original and the summary to replace a quiz
    grade. You can also watch a science related show  about something we have
    discussed in class and summarize the show in two to three paragraphs.  
    (There is a limit of two per quarter.)

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Earth Science I  Extra Credit -Replaces one test grade
  • Plate tectonics, continental drift and sea-floor spreading. Please library sources and
    the following links to write a 3 page paper explaining plate tectonics. What is it? What
    drives it? How does it affect the surface of Earth? What do the crust, lithosphere, and
    convection have to do with the continents moving apart? What will Earth look like in
    250 million years? And more.....

  • 12 point font, times new roman font, 1 “margins, double spaced
  • 4 sources required only 2 may be from the Internet
  • bibliography required


Links
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/geology/tectonics.html           
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0043-plate-tectonics.php


Marine Science-Replace one test grade
  • 3 page double spaced paper on jellyfish, include information on how they feed,
    reproduce, their life stages, and behavior. Also include species that are endangered
    and how they became endangered or extinct. Include the scientific names of any
    speices introduced in your paper.
  • 12pt font, times new roman, 1″ margins.
  • 4 sources are required...2 of these may be internet sites
  • include bibliography

Links           
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/pub/seascience/jellyfi.html
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/9608/jellyfish/