Thursday, September 15, 2011

California map quiz next Wed

Mental mapping -

Students will be able to sketch a map of California that includes the following notations:
- 3 neighboring states and I nation, labelled in the proper locations.
- Pacific Ocean
- Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento
- Sierra Nevada range
- Mojave Desert
- San Andreas Fault
- Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is the high-tech center south of San Francisco and near Stanford Univ (Palo Alto). Here we see the headquarters of companies such as Google, Intel, H-P, Apple, Ebay and Facebook.
San Jose, ca, is considered the center of Silicon Valley.

Silicon is the principal component of most semiconductor devices - such as integrated circuits or microchips.