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Classroom News and Information

Updated Tue, May 23rd

Essential Question:

    What are the different characteristics of your ecosystem?

Assignments Collected:  

    None

New Handouts:    

   Ecosystems Research Information Sheet 2017 H.O. (See Google Classroom too)

Bell Work:   

   None

Class Work:

  1. New Seats

  2. Ecosystems Team Research Project and Presentation (See Google Classroom)

    1. Review “Ecosystems Research Information Sheet 2017” H.O.

    2. Reviewed Google Classroom Assignment instructions & 3 linked documents.

    3. Watched links on “Ecosystems Research Template”: Research Tools in Google Docs &  Google Docs: Research Tool & Easy Bib Add-on

    4. Teams picked ecosystem to research

    5. Teams decided who in the team would share the “Ecosystems Research Template” with the team and teacher, and add what the team decided on who would research which items and what color font for each person to write in.

Homework:   

  1.    Ecosystems Research (see Google Classroom) due Tues. 5/30/17

Updated Tue, May 23rd

Essential Question:

     What is ecology?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Bellwork H.O. (assessment points)

  2. Symbiosis CNs (brought back)

New Handouts:    

      None

Bell Work:   

     None

Class Work:

  1. Partner Papers (if not done on 5/18/17)

  2. Ecology Test

Homework:   

      None!  Really!! :)

 

Updated Fri, May 19th

Renaissance Day!  

Updated Fri, May 19th

Essential Question:

What is the difference and similarities between the three types of symbiosis, and what is an examples of each?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Symbiosis CNs (see Google Classroom) (Keep until Monday)

New Handouts:    

      None

Bell Work:   

What are the similarities and differences between the three types of symbiosis?  Give an example of each.

Class Work:

  1. Review and Revise in Red

  2. Kahoot to review for Ecology Test (See Google Classroom)

Homework:

  1. Bellwork H.O. (assessment points) due Mon. 5/22/17

  2. Symbiosis CNs brought back

  3. Play Kahoot again (See Google Classroom instructions)

  4. Ecology Test on Mon. 5/22/17
Updated Wed, May 17th

Essential Question:

What is the difference and similarities between the three types of symbiosis, and what is an examples of each?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Biodiversity CNs (see Google Classroom)

New Handouts:    

      None

Bell Work:   

How can low biodiversity wipe out an entire ecosystem? 

Class Work:

  1. CNs on Symbiosis Slides with 2 videos & 1 Quiz (see Google Classroom)

Homework:   

  1. CNs on Symbiosis Slides with 2 videos & 1 Quiz (see Google Classroom)

  2. Ecology Test on Mon. 5/22/17
Updated Tue, May 16th

Essential Question:

   What is biodiversity, and why is it so important?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Socrative.com Quiz Review until 100% due on-line

New Handouts:    

      None

Bell Work:   

What are 5 trophic levels in a food pyramid? Explain.

Class Work:

  1. Biodiversity article w/Rev. #1-4, and video CNs (On Google Classroom; some began on Mon. when finished with Socrative.com)

  2. When finished with Biodiversity notes, begin on a new sheet for CNs on Symbiosis Slides with 2 videos & 1 Quiz CNs (on Google Classroom)

Homework:   

  1. Biodiversity article w/Rev. #1-4, and video CNs

  2. Ecology Test on Mon. 5/22/17
Updated Mon, May 15th

Essential Question:

   What is ecology and how is it related to ecosystems?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Food Chain, Web, & Pyramid CNs (see Google Classroom) from Thurs. 5/11/17

  2. Pond Water Lab CNs (see Google Classroom)--Per. 4-6 only

  3. Harvest Seed Data H.O.--Per. 4-6 only

New Handouts: 

     None

Bell Work:   

     None today

Class Work:

  1. Review & Revise in Red

  2. Socrative.com Quiz Review

    1. Log in as student

    2. For “Room Name,” enter DAVIS4842

    3. For your name, enter P# Last, Name.  For example, P2 Smith, Jane (for Period 2 Jane Smith)

    4. Take the 20 Question, multiple choice quiz, and if you miss a question or are not sure, add the question and answer to your CNs.  This will become part of your Ecology Test study guide.

    5. If you get less than 100%, then log out and log in again and retake until you get 100%!

Homework:   

  1. Socrative.com Quiz Review until 100%

  2. Ecology Test on Mon. 5/22/17
Updated Fri, May 12th

Essential Question:

   Turn Target #2 (first slide) into an EQ.

Assignments Collected:  

    None

New Handouts: 

  1. Harvest Data of WFP H.O.

Bell Work:   

     None

Class Work:

  1. Bell Work: 1st on your own, then share out with team, then as class (Review the 6 Characteristics of living things mnemonic: Dr. Cugs)

  2. Pond Water Lab

    1. Locate and draw 3 organisms with detail.

    2. Research about these three 3 and describe their niche and habitat. If you are having a hard time identifying your 3 organisms, then use the "A Virtual Pond Dip" link and identify 3 organisms and draw, describe the niche and habitat of each.

    3. Answer Target #2: Using the information you learned from the lab, write an argument for or against the idea that a drop of pond water is an ecosystem. Use your vocabulary terms to explain.

  3. Harvest Data of WFP

    1. Review of how many seeds in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, generation and the nth generation for H.O.

    2. Harvest seeds!

Homework:   

  1. Pond Water Lab CNs on binder paper (see Google Classroom slides and web links)

  2. Harvest Data of WFP H.O.
Updated Thu, May 11th

Essential Question:

Turn the topic into an EQ.

Assignments Collected:  

  1. “The Needs of Living Things” CNs (see Google Classroom)

New Handouts: 

     None

Bell Work:

If the amount of water decreases, then how would it affect an ecosystem like an estuary?

Class Work:

  1. Bell Work: 1st on your own, then share out with team, then as class

  2. Topic: Food Chain, Food Web & Food Pyramid Slides (Turn into EQ) on Google Classroom  

  3. Students work on computers on the assignment on Google Classroom and make CNs and answer Rev. #1-3 at bottom of the ck12 link.  Remember to watch the 3 videos and do the interactive Ocean Food Web link.

Homework:   

  1. Finish: Food Chain, Food Web & Food Pyramid CNs (see Google Classroom) due Mon. 5/15
Updated Wed, May 10th

Essential Question:

   What role does each of the 5 “Needs of Living Things” play in an ecosystem? (See link on Google Classroom.)

Assignments Collected:  

Per 2, 3:

  1. Pond Water Lab CNs

  2. Harvest Seed Data of WFP H.O.

Per. 4-6:

  1. Habitat & Niche H.O.

  2. Biotic & Abiotic H.O.  

New Handouts: 

   None

Bell Work:

Per. 2, 3:

Did the drop of pond water on the slide have all the components of a sustainable ecosystem? (species, population, community, niche, habitat, biotic, abiotic) Explain your answer.

 

Per. 4,5,6:  

Give 2 examples of biotic factors and 2 examples of abiotic factors and explain why they are in that category.

 

Class Work:

  1. Bell Work: 1st on your own, then share out with team, then as class

  2. Review of Basic Necessities of Life and new addition of the need for sunlight.

  3. Students worked on computers looking at the Google Classroom link “The Needs of Living Things” to make CNs using the EQ as the focus.

Homework:   

  1. Finish “The Needs of Living Things” CNs (see Google Classroom)