Monday, November 12, 2018

11/12-11/16           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
No School - Veteran's Day! 
Tuesday
-Finish activity: Using the Theme of Energy w/ C&D
-Correct A Community Census
-Food Web Game!
HW Food Chains and Webs worksheet (2 sides)
Wednesday
-Succession in the Community
-Notes

HW 1. Ecology Test Chapters 1-3, Next Tuesday, 11/20
        2. Succession: Equilibrium in Ecosystems wkst, 2 sides (use separate sheet to complete answers.
Thursday
-Read: The Log Hotel
-Succession Illustration Activity
HW 1. Ecology Test Chapters 1-3, Next Tuesday, 11/20

        2. Reforestation of Mount St. Helens and Backyard Succession; Draw and describe
Friday
- 2-Hour Delay
-Study Guide for Test
Ecology Test Study Guide
-Succession Games

-Succession Drawing and Describing activity
HW 1. Ecology Test Chapters 1-3, Next Tuesday, 11/20 STUDY
        2. Finish Succession Drawing and Describing activity






Wednesday, November 7, 2018

11/5-11/9           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tuesday
No School - Voting 
Wednesday
-Biodiversity
-Measuring Biodiversity Using Beans as a Model Lab
HW Portfolio Reflection Assessment - Due on Tuesday, 11/13
Thursday
-Finish Biodiversity Bean Lab
-What is a Niche? Activity
-Niche Partitioning
HW 1. Niche/Habitat Worksheet
        2. Portfolio Reflection Assessment - Due on Tuesday, 11/13
Friday
-Food Webs and Food Chains
-Energy transfers in ecosystems

-Using the Theme of Energy
-10% Rule
HW 1. A Community Census (food web)
        2. Portfolio Reflection Assessment - Due on Tuesday, 11/13





Sunday, October 28, 2018

10/29-11/2           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
-Pumpkin Notes
-Go Over Symbiosis Wkst.
-Notes on Symbiosis and Food Webs
-Niche Activity
Niche Partitioning
-Symbiosis Activity
HW Newsela article: Do Plants Feel Pain?  Read article and answer 2 questions.  
Tuesday
-Pumpkin Notes
-Symbiosis

-Interactions in Nature Cartoon Project - Due on Fri. 11/2
HW Work on Project
Wednesday
-Pumpkin Notes
-Halloween Activities:
-Dry Ice and Carbon Cycle

-The Demise of the Halloween Pumpkins
HW Finish Demise of the Halloween Pumpkin








Thursday
-Biodiversity
-Biodiversity Activity and Tree Activity
Measuring Biodiversity Using Beans as a Model
HW Finish lab questions
Friday
-Food Webs and Food Chains
-Energy transfers in ecosystems

-Calorimeter

-10% Rule
-The Food Web Game!
HW









Tuesday, October 23, 2018

10/22-10/26           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Go over notes for Chapter 1.2, Populations, pgs. 12-19 Ecology
-Begin Population Station Activity (stations 1-4)
HW None
Tuesday
-Finish Population Station Activity
HW 1. Complete all questions and assignments for Station Activity
        2. Wear sneakers and coat for outdoor activity tomorrow
Wednesday
-Oh Deer!  Outdoor activity about limiting factors and populations
-Gather data
HW Oh Deer! Complete graph and reflection questions
Thursday
-Notes Chapter 1.3 , Interactions Within Communities, pgs. 20-24 Ecology
-Symbiosis and Feeding relationships
HW Finish Population Station Activity - Due Friday, 10/26
Friday
-Symbiosis game
-Finish Notes
HW Good Buddies wkst. (2 sides) - 1. C, P, M 2. Definition, example, and sketch of relationship




Friday, October 12, 2018

10/15-10/19           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Pumpkin data
-Tree Data Lab
-Measuring circumference of our tree
-Estimating carbon storage in trees
Carbon storage
Exponent Calculator
HW 1. Quiz on Abiotic Factors on Friday, 10/19
        2. Bring in a leaf from your yard or nearby in your neighborhood (take a picture of your tree)
Tuesday
-Pumpkin data
-Identify our leaves
-Finish Tree Data Lab
http://www.carbonindependent.org/
HW On Classroom - Newsela article: Understanding Tropical Deforestation.  Write 1 paragraph describing at least 3 negative effects/impacts.
Wednesday
-Pumpkin data
-Populations and communities
-Top-down web, Chapter 1 Ecology
-Notes

-Population Station Activity
-Limiting Factors and carrying capacity
-Finish Population Station Activity
HW On Classroom: The Benefits of Trees
Thursday
-Limiting Factors and carrying capacity

-Finish Population Station Activity
HW
Friday
-Oh Deer!
-Collect data

-Graph data
-Quiz on Abiotic Factors


Monday, October 8, 2018

10/8-10/12           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
No School
Tuesday
-pH Lab is due
-Pumpkin data
-Notes on Nutrient Cycles and Cycles in Nature

HW Write a paragraph or two summarizing the Brine Shrimp Experiment (Please submit via Classroom)
Wednesday
-Pumpkin data
-Nitrogen Cycle Activity: Traveling Nitrogen Game
-Hand out Ecology Textbooks
-Pass back assignments and set up science portfolio
HW Traveling Nitrogen Game Questions 1-6b
Thursday
-Push Ups!  
-Pumpkin data
-Carbon Cycle Activity: Carbon Pathway Stations
HW Carbon Cycle Questions 1-10
Friday
-Pumpkin data
-Tree data activity (outdoors)
-How much carbon is in a tree?
HW None (unless you owe make-up work or need to finish Tree Data activity) Hug a Tree!

The Nitrogen Cycle


The Phosphorus Cycle


The Carbon Cycle




Carbon Sequestration by trees




Monday, October 1, 2018

10/1-10/5           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Observe Brine Shrimp cultures and record data
-Observe Pond water, Pond Water Lab
HW Work on Pond Water Lab - Read lab and have for tomorrow
Tuesday
-Finish Pond Water Lab
-Levels of Organization in Nature
-Hand out Ecology Textbooks
-Scale of the Universe 2
http://scaleofuniverse.com/
HW Complete Pond Water Lab and all questions (use color in sketches)
Wednesday
-Levels of Organization in Nature
-Begin our study of: The Demise of the Halloween Pumpkins!






HW Complete Levels of Organization
Thursday
-Vocabulary and Menu items, tape menu into notebook
-Cycles in Nature notes and vocabulary
-Push-ups!
-pH
-tape pH scale into Notebook

Image result for pH

HW Read Newsela article (in classroom) and respond to prompt:

  Observe: Examine the images in the article. What are three important details you observe in the images in the article? Elaborate by explaining why these details are important using evidence from the article to support your thinking.
Friday
-pH Lab
HW Complete the pH Lab questions



The Importance of pH in Every day Life













Monday, September 24, 2018

9/24-9/28           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Projects are due!
-Project Reflection activity
-Begin Lab: Homeostasis of the Eye
HW 1. Complete Living Things Project Reflection
        2. Study notes for Living Things Quiz for tomorrow, Tues. 9/25
        3. Collect some pond water for Friday, 9/28
Tuesday
-Quiz on Living Things
-Reflection is due
-Finish Lab: Homeostasis of the Eye
-Re-set up Brine Shrimp Lab
HW Complete lab questions 1-8 for Homeostasis of the Eye (please use complete sentences)
Wednesday
-Distribution of Ecology textbooks
-Brine Shrimp analysis and data collection
-Abiotic and Biotic factors
-Levels of Organization in Nature vocabulary and size pyramid
HW Finish Levels of Organization in Nature
Thursday
-Record Brine Shrimp data
-Abiotic factors Notes
-Push-Ups!!
HW
Friday
-Pond Water Ecosystems: Observe pond water under microscope (microcosms)
-Finish up with Brine Shrimp, conclusion
HW


Sunday, September 16, 2018

9/17-9/21           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Correct 8 Features of Living Things HW
-Introduce 8 Features of Life Mini-Project - Due on Monday, 9/24
-Graphic Organizers for Research and planning
-Start and Easybib project
HW Index Card - 1. take a picture/find a picture of a living thing interacting with something non-living.  Explain in a sentence or two.
                                2. Address this question - Is a virus a living thing?  State reasons to support or refute this question.  Research 1 virus and draw a sketch.  Name of virus and how the virus affects a person.
Tuesday
-Research and work on project in class
-Share and discuss last night's HW
HW work on project, due on Friday
Wednesday
-Work on project in class
-Push-ups!!
HW Work on project, due on Friday
Thursday
-Easybib tutorial/lesson
http://www.easybib.com/style
-Work on project
HW 1. Work on project and citations
        2. Quiz on Living Things on Tuesday, 9/25
Friday
-Introduce Lab: Homeostasis of the Eye
-Watch Homeostasis video
-Top-down web: Homeostasis
-Work on citations and project
HW 1. Complete the Project and Citations for Monday, 9/24

        2. Study Notes for Quiz on Tuesday, 9/25


Homeostasis


Monday, September 10, 2018

9/10-9/14           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Set up Brine Shrimp experiment
HW (optional) bring in a living thing for Wednesday
Tuesday
-Record data for Brine Shrimp experiment
-Sawdust?
HW (optional) bring in a living thing for Wednesday
Wednesday
-Living Things Day!
-Push-ups!
HW None
Thursday
-Notes on Characteristics of Living Things
-Discussion
Friday
- Finish Notes on Characteristics of Living Things
- Iguana and Bearded Dragon
HW 8 Characteristics Worksheet practice - Be sure to use the notes

Monday, September 3, 2018

9/3-9/7           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
Labor Day - No School
Tuesday



-Introductions and welcome letter
-Puzzle Activity "We All Fit In"
-Receive science notebooks
HW Have welcome letter signed and return bottom portion
Wednesday
-Finish Puzzle Activity
-Begin Brine Shrimp Group Activity
-Essential Question: What Climatic Condition is Best for Hatching Brine Shrimp?
-Scientific Method
-Push -ups!! (Keep a log in notebook)
Thursday


-Continue with Brine Shrimp Activity
-Observe the cysts under microscope
Friday
-Continue with Brine Shrimp Activity
-Create data tables, record data, analyze data

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

6/4-6/8           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
-Correct Heart page in packet
-Begin Lab: Your Heart at Work
HW None
Tuesday
-Finish Lab: Your Heart at Work
HW 1. Complete Lab and graph (use color)
        2. Lymphatic system page in packet (2 sides); color code and color
Wednesday
-Begin Lab: Blood Typing
HW When Lungs Break Down page in packet (2 sides)
Thursday
-Circulatory System Scavenger Hunt
HW The Urinary System page in packet (2 sides)
Friday
-Review for Science Final (June 12)
HW Study for Final