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Classroom News and Information

Updated Tue, Apr 25th

Essential Question:

    What is sustainability and how is it related to ecosystems?

Assignments Collected:  

  1.    Ch. 13 TC&R

New Handouts: 

  1. Science Bellringer H.O.

  2. Ecology Unit “Targets” H.O.

  3. “What Does Ecology Have to do with Me” Brochure H.O.

Bell Ringer:

What caused the estuary and delta of the San Francisco Bay to decline? (Resource: "Saving the Bay" video)

Class Work:

  1. Introduction to “Science Bellwork” (assessment points)

  2. Review of “Class Participation Points” for Ecosystem Unit (10 pts/day)

  3. Introductions to Ecology Unit 10 “Targets” H.O.

  4. Overview of Ecology with PowerPoint & “What Does Ecology have to do with Me” Brochure

  5. Begin Team Poster to illustrate info. in brochure (divide the work up evenly)

Homework:   

None

Updated Mon, Apr 24th

Essential Question:

    What is sustainability and how is it related to ecosystems?

Assignments Collected:  

  1.    WFP Paper Packet -- Late/Ab./Oops!

  1. H.O. instructions w/Questions a-e & Communicate Results draft

  2. 4 Line Graphs on One Graph

  3. “Communicate Results” of 4 Line Graphs Printed

  4. Scatter Plot assigned to you/team

  5. Analysis & “Conclusion” of 4 Scatter Plots Printed

New Handouts: 

    None

Class Work:

  1. Background History of California Water: Video, “Saving the Bay” documentary Episode 1: “Prehistory to 1848 Marvel of Nature”

  2. 3, 2, 1, Quickwrites/Exit Ticket for each video do a Quickwrite with 3 Things you learned, 2 Things you found interesting, 1 Question you have

  3. Share out of one item from your Quickwrite

Homework:   

  1. Ch. 13 Test Corrections and Reflections

      Per. 2, 3, due Mon., 4/25/17

      Per. 4, 5, 6 due Tues. 4/26/17

Updated Mon, Apr 24th

Essential Question:

    What is sustainability and how is it related to ecosystems?

Assignments Collected:  

  1.    WFP Paper Packet -- Late/Ab./Oops!

  1. H.O. instructions w/Questions a-e & Communicate Results draft

  2. 4 Line Graphs on One Graph

  3. “Communicate Results” of 4 Line Graphs Printed

  4. Scatter Plot assigned to you/team

  5. Analysis & “Conclusion” of 4 Scatter Plots Printed

New Handouts: 

    None

Class Work:

  1. Background History of California Water: 3 Video Clips from “Saving the Bay” documentary

    1. A Unique Estuary

    2. Moving California’s Water Supply

    3. Delta Dilemma’s

  2. 3, 2, 1, Quickwrites/Exit Ticket: for each video do a Quickwrite with 3 Things you learned, 2 Things you found interesting, and 1 Question you have

  3. Share out with class on one item on your quickwrite & add to your notes from others

Homework:   

  1. Ch. 13 Test Corrections and Reflections

      Per. 2, 3, due Mon., 4/25/17 (Block Schedule for SBAC)

      Per. 4, 5, 6 due Tues. 4/26/17 (Block Schedule for SBAC)

Updated Wed, Apr 19th

Essential Question:

    What is sustainability and how is it related to ecosystems?

Assignments Collected:  

  1.    WFP Paper Packet -- Late/Ab./Oops!

    1. H.O. instructions w/Questions a-e & Communicate Results draft

    2. 4 Line Graphs on One Graph

    3. “Communicate Results” of 4 Line Graphs Printed

    4. Scatter Plot assigned to you/team

    5. Analysis & “Conclusion” of 4 Scatter Plots Printed

New Handouts: 

    None

Class Work:

  1. Finish & Debrief Observation Charts (10-15 min.)

  2. Background History of California Water

Homework:   

  1. Ch. 13 Test Corrections and Reflections due Tues., 4/25/17
Updated Wed, Apr 19th

Essential Question:

    What is sustainability and how is it related to ecosystems?

Assignments Collected:  

  1.    WFP Paper Packet due date Tues. 4/18/17

  1. H.O. instructions w/Questions a-e & "Communicate Results" draft

  2. 4 Line Graphs on One Graph

  3. “Communicate Results” of 4 Line Graphs Printed

  4. Scatter Plot assigned to you/team

  5. Analysis & “Conclusion” of 4 Scatter Plots Printed

New Handouts: 

    None

Class Work:

  1. Cognitive Content Dictionary -- Sustainability

  2. Observation Charts

    1. Read, Observe, Share, Record an observation, prediction, question, or draw related picture or symbol

    2. Recorder writes in your team color

    3. Rotate when teacher signals (3 min.)

    4. Go to all 8 stations, and add something new

Homework:   

  1. Ch. 13 Test Corrections and Reflections due Tues., 4/25/17
Updated Wed, Apr 19th

Essential Question:

    How do fertilizer pellets affect the height, leaves, flowers, and seed pods of Brassica rapa, Rbr?

Assignments Collected:  

    Late/Absent/Oops! Work

New Handouts: 

    None

Class Work:

  1. Reviewed WFP Packet & order (due tomorrow)

  2. Finish Scatter Plot assigned to you/team

  3. Finish Analysis of 4 Scatter Plots

    1. Introduction paragraph

    2. Scatter Plot Analysis of Height paragraph

    3. Scatter Plot Analysis of Leaves paragraph

    4. Scatter Plot Analysis of Flowers paragraph

    5. Scatter Plot Analysis of Seed Pods paragraph

    6. Conclusion paragraph

Homework:   

  1. WFP Paper Packet due date Tues. 4/18/17

    1. H.O. instructions w/Questions a-e & Communicate Results draft

    2. 4 Line Graphs on One Graph

    3. “Communicate Results” of 4 Line Graphs Printed

    4. Scatter Plot assigned to you/team

    5. Analysis & “Conclusion” of 4 Scatter Plots Printed

  2. WFP Google Docs “Shared with sdavis [at] campbellusd.org” due Tues. 4/18/17

    1. “Copy of WFP Data Table” from you

    2. “Communicate Results” of 4 Line Graphs

    3. “Conclusion” of 4 Scatter Plots
  3. If done with everything, Extra Credit: Make copy of "Mrs. Davis's 2016-17 WFP Data on One Spreadsheet" and "insert chart" and make a graph of your own and explain what it means.  You can also use your own plants' data table and make a graph using the "Averages" calculations.  Try making a line graph of the 4 characteristics. It's fun! :)
Updated Wed, Apr 19th

Essential Question:

    How do fertilizer pellets affect the height, leaves, flowers, and seed pods of Brassica rapa, Rbr?

Assignments Collected:  

    Late/Absent/Oops! Work

New Handouts: 

    None

Class Work:

  1. Finish Scatter Plot assigned to you/team

  2. Begin Analysis of 4 Scatter Plots

    1. Introduction paragraph

    2. Scatter Plot Analysis of Height paragraph

    3. Scatter Plot Analysis of Leaves paragraph

    4. Scatter Plot Analysis of Flowers paragraph

    5. Scatter Plot Analysis of Seed Pods paragraph

    6. Conclusion paragraph

Homework:   

  1. Complete Scatter Plot Assigned to you/team

  2. Begin Analysis of 4 Scatter Plots, share, and print when finished

  3. WFP Packet due date changed to Tues. 4/18/17
Updated Wed, Apr 19th

Essential Question:

    How do fertilizer pellets affect the height, leaves, flowers, and seed pods of Brassica rapa, Rbr?

Assignments Collected:  

    Late/Absent/Oops! Work

New Handouts: 

    None

Class Work:

  1. Showed student examples of the Scatter Plots

  2. Reviewed Google Classroom instructions and “Mrs. Davis’s WFP Data on One Spreadsheet” and the data and electronic Scatter Plots made by Mrs. Davis, and how to analyze & share with sdavis [at] campbellusd.org

  3. Finish Scatter Plot assigned to you/team

  4. Begin Analysis of 4 Scatter Plots

    1. Introduction paragraph

    2. Scatter Plot Analysis of Height paragraph

    3. Scatter Plot Analysis of Leaves paragraph

    4. Scatter Plot Analysis of Flowers paragraph

    5. Scatter Plot Analysis of Seed Pods paragraph

    6. Conclusion paragraph

Homework:   

  1. Complete Scatter Plot Assigned to you/team

  2. Begin Analysis of 4 Scatter Plots, share, and print
Updated Wed, Apr 19th

Essential Question:

    How do fertilizer pellets affect the height, leaves, flowers, and seed pods of Brassica rapa, Rbr?

Assignments Collected:  

    Late/Absent/Oops! Work

New Handouts: 

  1. Graph Paper H.O.

Class Work:

  1. Showed & read student examples of “Communicate Results” of 4 Line Graphs

  2. Students shared results of Questions a-e on Shared Google Doc on Google Classroom for Scatter Plot tomorrow

  3. Showed how to set up Scatter Plot Graph w/Legend

    1. Per. 2 = Red

    2. Per. 3 = Orange

    3. Per. 4 = Green

    4. Per. 5 = Blue

    5. Per. 6 = Purple

  4. Jigsaw Scatter Plots--each team or pair did a scatter plot of one of the characteristics (height, leaves, flowers, seed pods)

  5. Continue working on “Communicate Results” with analogy

    1. Introduction paragraph

    2. “Infancy” paragraph

    3. “Early Childhood” paragraph

    4. “Teenage” paragraph

    5. “Adult” paragraph

    6. “Old Age” paragraph

    7. Conclusion paragraph

Homework:   

  1. Complete “Communicate Results” of 4 Line Graphs on One Graph & “Share” Final copy with sdavis [at] campbellusd.org (sdavis [at] campbellusd.org) & print hard copy for WFP Packet

  2. Begin Scatter Plot using Shared Google Spreadsheet by Periods on Google Classroom.
Updated Wed, Apr 19th

Essential Question:

    How do fertilizer pellets affect the height, leaves, flowers, and seed pods of Brassica rapa, Rbr?

Assignments Collected:  

    Late/Absent/Oops! Work

New Handouts: 

  1. “Wisconsin Fast Plants – Data Analysis of Growth Patterns” H.O.

Class Work:

  1. Reviewed H.O. instructions and “Steps 1-6”

  2. Reviewed Step 6: Analyzing Data and Line Graphs, Questions a-e and “Communicating Results”

  3. Showed student examples of 4 Line Graphs on One Graph

  4. Continue Plotting: 4 Line Graphs on One Graph

    1. Use your “fixed” data table

    2. Use the “Averages” four rows at the bottom

    3. Plot the points for the height over time and connect with a blue colored pencil

    4. Plot the points for the leaves over time and connect with a red colored pencil

    5. Plot the points for the flowers over time and connect with an orange colored pencil

    6. Plot the points for the seed pods over time and connect with a green colored pencil

  5. Answer Questions a-e

  6. “Communicate Results” Draft on paper and/or on Google Doc (share Google Doc w/sdavis [at] campbellusd.org)

Homework:   

  1. Finish plotting your 4 Line Graphs (height, leaves, flowers, seed pods) on One Graph

  2. Step 6: Answer Questions a-e & Communicate Results