Objectives:
Cluster Mission and Goals: Have students gain a deeper understanding of the Geology of NY; including various of several topics including (but not limited to) investigating glaciers, glacial features, creation and formation of how NYC and Long Island were shaped; rock characteristics; rock and mineral identification; human use of natural resources like zinc and how humans have impacted our planet in pursuit of earth materials.


Teacher/s: Dan Fanelli, Vinny Garelick, Robert May, Mary Sugrue


Students: Jason Ficeto, Marcus Marston, Usman Tanveer, Laura Buritica, Bryan Cevallos, Ethan Chan, Russell Chan, Sadiah Choudhury, Dylan Cordero, Nija Daniels, Siarra Dominguez, Victoria Dudek, Brittany Fantauzzi, Loren Francione, Catherine Gargan, Emily Jerez, John Paul Guana, Rachna Gupta, Justin Judge, Helena Koffigoh, Faith Moyo, Cesar Rodriguez, Karen Sandoval, Ella Shea, Marissa Sosa, Tanja Tane, Tyler Young, Timothy Zupo, Oscar Bedoya, Manuel Chalen.




Schedule of Activities:

Schedule:
Activity
Aim/Intended Learning Outcome
Practicum Experience and Out of School Trips
Writing Component
Targeted Skills
Monday, October 23
Central Park Glacial Features
What evidence in Central Park supports the theory that glaciers formed NYC?
Walking trip through Central Park; start at 12:30 walk from Museum to Explore NYC’s Central Park and it’s Bedrock outcrops, erratic’s and Plucking site. Using a compass, determine which direction the glacier came form
note-taking; shared inquiry process; forming opinions on important issue of the day. Creating fact-based arguments for and against; collecting evidence, supporting arguments with evidence.
Key Idea(s): 3, 8 and 9 CCSS Writing Standard for Literacy in Science; Key Idea(s): 10
Tuesday, October 24
Howe Caverns
How are caves formed? Stalactites, Stalgmites, gems. Understand Water Table
Tour of Howe Caverns 12:00 PM; Howes Cave, NY. Tour of Secret Caves, Howes Cave, NY.
note-taking; journal writing
Understanding of Cave formations; water-table study. CCSS Writing Standards for Science: Key Idea(s): 10;
Wednesday, October 25
Bear Mountain Hike
Can the geology of Bear Montain tell us how NY formed?
Look for erosional and deposition features supporting how NYC formed
Note-taking and journal wirting
10; CCSS Reading Standard for Literacy in Science: Key Idea(s): 9
Thursday, October 26
Sterling Hill Mine
Geologic mine study - minerals: "How do people rely on minerals and rocks for the economy and where do they
come from?"
Tour of Sterling Hill Mine, 30 Plant St, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
note-taking; shared inquiry process; forming opinions on important issue of the day. Creating fact-based arguments for and against; collecting evidence, supporting arguments with evidence.
Understanding of Cave formations; water-table study. CCSS Writing Standards for Science: Key Idea(s): 10; CCSS Reading Standard for Literacy in Science:
Key Idea(s): 9


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