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Extra Credit


Overview

Extra-Credit work is due by the specified deadline per quarter and is averaged as a percentage grade with Quiz/Review.  You are given an opportunity for extra-credit to serve as enrichment for concepts taught in class.However, the grades do affect your overall average and may be useful if you had done poorly on a particular assignment.

The maximum of 10 points may be earned, unless you choose an individual project that is worth more than that.  In the case of a higher point project, you can earn the maximum of the total points of that project.

Fourth quarter extra-credit should be started earlier in the year to provide enough time to complete the tasks.

This is calculated by multiplying the total number of extra-credit points by the total of Quiz/Review Assignments for that quarter.


EXTRA CREDIT
1st QUARTER
(Due before Halloween) 10 points MAXIMUM except videos
UNIT 1
The Great Benchmark Quest 2 Benchmarks (max. credit 10 pts)
UNIT 2
Mass of granite school sign(5 pts)
Create an Earth science video that teaches a concept or skill for use on this website(15 pts)


2nd QUARTER
(Due before Christmas Break) 10 points MAXIMUM except videos
UNIT 3
Create an Earth science video that teaches a concept or skill for use on this website(15 pts)
Sea-Floor Speading(5 pts)
Recording Seismograph(5 pts)
Virtual Earthquake(5 pts)


3rd QUARTER
(Due before March 31st) 10 points MAXIMUM except videos
UNIT 4
Create an Earth science video that teaches a concept or skill for use on this website(15 pts)
(Print a certificate for extra credit)
Virtual River 1  “Discharge”(5 pts)
Virtual River 2  “Flooding”(5 pts)
UNIT 5
Create an Earth science video that teaches a concept or skill for use on this website(15 pts)
Print a certificate for extra credit)
Virtual Dating 1 “Clocks in Rocks”(5 pts)
Virtual Dating 2 “Radio-Carbon Dating”(5 pts)
UNIT 6
Create an Earth science video that teaches a concept or skill for use on this website(15 pts)
Complete 3 weeks of video forecasts(15 points)

(1 pt each day – however all 15 must be completed to attain any credit)


4th QUARTER
( Due before June 1st) 15 points MAXIMUM except videos
UNIT 6
Create an Earth science video that teaches a concept or skill for use on this website(15 pts)

Students As TV Meteorologists - Complete 3 weeks of video forecasts(15 points)
(1 pt each day – however all 15 must be completed to attain any credit)

UNIT 7
Create an Earth science video that teaches a concept or skill for use on this website(15 pts)
UNIT 8
Create an Earth science video that teaches a concept or skill for use on this website(15 pts)
UNIT 9
Create an Earth science video that teaches a concept or skill for use on this website(15 pts)

*Max 2 extra credit assignment per quarter
**All extra credit are added as review/quiz average points

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