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Welcome to Mr. MacMurdo's class web page. You can use this web page to find the links for u-tips and other homework assignments. Please bookmark this page to make it easier to get back to it.
Directions:Your username will be your student ID number and first time you log into your account the password will be your last name with the first letter capital. The system will then force you to change your password. Once you have done this they will use the same username and password for any class that utilizes UTIPS. I suggest that you use the same password as your student login so you don't have to remember two, but this is up to you.
Username: 9 digit student ID (found on Powerschool)
Password: Lastname (your last name with 1st letter capital)
U-tips is only supported by Google Chrome web browser for PC's or Safari Web browser for Macs. Here is a link for downloading Google Chrome. It is a FAST, FREE, RELIABLE Web Borwser
Quizzes are posted on the column to the left of the page
In the section labeled resources/PowerPoints you will find all of the class PowerPoints. Use these to take notes if you missed information in the class notes. You will need to fill in the rest of the questions, diagrams, drawings, etc.
READ THE TEXTBOOK!!!!
Make sure you check powerschool for any problems with your grades here: https://powerschool.ccsdut.net/public/
Earth A Earthquake Extra Credit Assignment
Earth B Ecology Extra credit assignment
http://www.learner.org/courses/envsci/interactives/ecology/index.php You will need to download the data table word document on the first page, then begin working through the activity. Read all of the directions and fill in the data table completely! Only complete, thorough assignments will be given credit. Either e-mail or print the data table to submit.
Carbon Cycle gamehttp://www.windows2universe.org/earth/climate/carbon_cycle.html
Google Earth Real time earthquakes.
Install Google earth first, then click on this link to add real time earthquakes. Click on "View in Google Earth" and then choose open with google earth to save and add the .KMZ file. If you did it correctly, when you re-open Google Earth, there will be a key to earthquakes in the past week and colored dots in California indicating earthquakes.
Google Earth .KLM file for Plate Tectonics Lab
Google Earth .kmz file for historic earthquakes Plate Tectonics Lab
Youtube video about earths energy budget
Solar system Animation (explore the solar system)
H-R Diagram Activity
NASA: Seasons on other planets:
Mr. Kirazis blog for Galapogos project
MESA Prosthetic Hand Files
Editing Class Webpage