FC: Samo And Selena's Geologic Knowledge By: Leslie Orozco Mrs. Duncan 2011
1: Samo And Selena's Geologic Knowledge By: Leslie Orozco
2: 'You ready to go?” Samo asked Selena as he walked toward her locker. “Um, actually would you mind staying with me? I have to stay after school and finish my oral report about geologic time.” “Sure.” “Okay.”Samo and Selena walked down the hall and up two flights of stairs until they reached the library. Samo got the computer started while Selena looked for her notes. It seemed late. She didn't really have a full understanding to what geologic time was and how it worked. “Ugh! I can't do this I need help.” Samo knew but couldn't explain it in a way that she could understand clearly. It seemed as though the library teacher Mrs.Perroni, was no where to be found. Selena had very little notes. At least not enough to write a three page paper. Without Mrs. Perroni she wasn't able to get a book for assistance. “Sure you can just focus.” “I don't have enough information to write this paper.” Do you want to go to the science room and see if Mrs. Camila will help?”
3: “That's a good idea,” They walked upstairs and went to the science room. Again, no one was there. Not even the janitors. “What time is it?” Selena asked “It's five o'clock.” Samo answered. “Wow, its five o'clock? Time goes by fast. I didn't think it was that late. Well let's go, I guess I will just ask Miss. Camila for en extension. I’m ahead a couple credits so I haven't gone to that class in a while.” They reached the science room. ” Theres a book I’m going to work in here. Now, geologic time. Ah, here we go. Hey, I’ve never seen this book before.”
4: “Me either.”Samo says. What does this say? Read this piece by piece to find the answers that you seek. Hm, what does that mean?” All of a sudden the book drops out of selena’s hand and a beam of light shoots out of the book! A person emerges. “Who are you” Samo asks surprisingly. “I Am Professor Geraldo Gonzalez. If I may ask, who are you? Where am I?” “Well I’m Somo and this is Selena.” You’re at Seto high school.” Selena Answered Oh well, Nice to meet you. How did I get here?” “We’re not quite sure Mr. Gonzalez. I just said this phrase and here you are.” “Excuse me Mr. Gonzalez but what class do you happen to teach?” Selena asked politely. “Science” Mr. Gonzalez said with a smile.
5: He’s A Science teacher Selena thought. He could help me with my paper! “Would you help me understand geologic time Mr. Gonzalez? You see I have this paper do soon on geologic time and I’m a little confused.” “Ah, yes geological time. A subject with many parts. But once understood it real | He’s A Science teacher Selena thought. He could help me with my paper! “Would you help me understand geologic time Mr. Gonzalez? You see I have this paper do soon on geologic time and I’m a little confused.” “Ah, yes geological time. A subject with many parts. But once understood it really does become very simple. I’d be happy to help you. “Thank you. “She said gratefully Now to begin scientist can know facts about the earth with this process.” “I did not know that.” Said Samo “A question that confuses me and must be included is what the geologic column? “Oh, I know that one. Samo Said a Geologic column represents a timeline in earth's history.” “Correct Samo Very good. Another thing that goes with this subject is an era. Do you know what that is Selena?” “I think thats in my notes.” She flipped through pages in her note book until she saw her science vocabulary. Here it is. An era is a unit of geologic time that includes two or more periods.” That's right! See Selena you do know some of these things. Since you know what eras are. Do you know what the three main eras are?” “Um, I’m not sure Samo do you?”
6: “I think that's in my notes.” She flipped through pages in her note book until she saw her science vocabulary. Here it is. An era is a unit of geologic time that includes two or more periods.” That's right! See Selena you do know some of these things. Since you know what eras are. Do you know what the three main eras are?” “Um, I’m not sure Samo do you?” As a matter of fact I do. The three main eras are Cenozoic, Paleozoic and- “Mesozoic! “ Selena cut in. that's the one I usually remember.” “Ha-ha,” Mr. Gonzalez laughed. You are both right. With each era comes a period or different point in time. Every era has its own sets of periods. Like Mesozoic has three periods. Witch are Triassic, Jurassic and cretaceous. Cenozoic has only two periods, tertiary and quaternary. The Paleozoic era has three periods as well. They are Mississippian, Pennsylvanian and carboniferous. Each era and period had its animal in that particular moment in time. For example the Cenozoic era was known as the age of the humans. Or the Mesozoic era was the point in where there were a majority of modern birds. The Paleozoic era belonged to amphibians and fish. Sometimes these animals experienced something called mass extinction. Do you know what that is Samo?”
7: “I think so. That's when a large number of species become extinct” answered Samo. “Yes, you got it.” “Yeah, I Know that one too” she said happily. “Well good. Now Mr. Gonzalez continued, periods had this same method as well. Cambrian had invertebrates. Ordovician had vertebrates. Silurian had eurypterids. Devonian had lungfish. Carboniferous had crinoids. Lastly Permian had trilobites. Do you understand this?” “Whoa, it sure is a lot to take in all at once!” I know that's right!” Samo Put In “ “I Know “Agreed Mr. Gonzalez. At least now you will have lots of detailed facts and information for your paper” Mr. Gonzalez said with a smile.
8: “That's Right! Thank You So Much For All Your Help Mr. Gonzalez! I really appreciate it I’m sure I will get and “A” on my paper. ”Yes, thank you I learned new information too.” Said Samo “You're both Very Welcome and I’m sure you will Selena. Mr. Gonzalez assured her. Just look for me if you ever need me again. Now how do I get back?” Selena skimmed the book. Oh, Here It Is. You Say you've saved the day no need to Rome. Now its time to send you back home.” As soon as that was said Mr. Gonzalez returned safely. Selena incorporated all the information that she had learned into her paper and received a one-hundred percent “A!”