Environmental Science: Wed. 9/14 Radish Lab – Water/Record dataWarm-up 1.What do the arrows represent in a food chain? 2.What do you call a bunch of interconnected food chains? 3.What is the energy source for almost all ecosystems? 4.What kinds of organisms consume from every level of all food chains? Correct yesterday’s warm-up in your journal. Food web activity. CW/HW: Food web diagram Current Event Due Friday
Environmental Science: Tues. 9/13 Radish Lab – Water/Record data Check textbook work. Ch 4 quiz Warm- up (after quiz) 1.What kingdoms are the decomposers? 2.Describe the planet without decomposers. 3.Draw the longest realistic food chain you can think of. CW/HW: Define terms from Ch 5
Environmental Science: Mon. 9/12 Radish Lab – Water/Record data Warm-up 1.Compare and contrast habitat & niche 2.Describe your niche? Review VENN ws Text p. 115-117 # 10-17, 18-19, 21-24, 28-29 The Organization of Life (Ch 4) quiz tomorrow Current event due Friday
Environmental Science: Fri. 9/9 Radish Lab – Water/Record data Warm-up 1.Can organisms choose to evolve? Explain. 2.Compare and contrast natural selection and pesticide resistance. Diversity of Living Things (4.3) notes CW/HW VENN ws Text p. 115-117 # 10-17, 18-19, 21-24, 28-29
Answer to W.U. #2 9/9 Same: In both cases, the organisms best adapted to the environment survive to pass their genes on to the next generation. Diff.: With N.S., nature “selects” the best adaptations. With P.R., the pesticide becomes the main selector.
Environmental Science: Thurs. 9/8 Record Data (2 minutes) Warm-up 1.Compare and contrast pesticide and herbicide using a VENN diagram 2.Can you remember the 6 kingdoms? Complete Resistance ws Diversity of Living Things Note taking Ch 4 Quiz Tuesday
Environmental Science: Wed. 9/7 Warm-up 1.Brainstorm some good lab safety practices. 2.Brainstorm other common sense lab practices. Review evolution Pesticide resistance
Lab Safety broken glass? report immediately to teacher Spills of every day materials? Clean up immediately Working with caustic or corrosive chemicals? Close-toed shoes, safety goggles & apron Chemical in eyes? Eye-wash station
Good Lab Practices 1.Return equipment to cart, cleaned and dried 2.Immediately clean up any spills to floor 3.Use sponges, not paper towels, for all water spills on counter 4.ONLY WATER in the sinks. 5.Wash hands when finished 6.ID your set-up (on drawing and cup) 7.Measure and Record accurate volumes, using small beakers or graduated cylinders 8.On data sheet, include space for notes/qualitative observations
Environmental Science: Tues. 9/6 Warm-up 1.What are adaptations? 2.Give an example of co-evolution. 3.Give one plant and one animal example of artificial selection. (Selective breeding) Test returns Set up radish experiment with group
Environmental Science: Fri. 9/2 Turn in current event Current event group sharing Design an experiment HW: bring supplies for experiment
Environmental Science: Thurs. 9/1 Warm-up 1.List some abiotic factors that affect plant life. 2.Define “germinate”. Review scientific method - notes CW: sci. meth. X-word & back of sheet HW: Current Event due tomorrow
Environmental Science: Wed., 8/31 Turn in lab safety sheet Stamp vocab New Unit, new routine Get a small (70 sht) spiral notebook to be used exclusively for Environmental Science notes and warm-ups Date each page as you go Copy every warm-up question Answer each question when you enter the room Correct any wrong answers when we go over them
8/31 Reminders Current Event due Friday Open House Tomorrow
Ecology Unit Standards SEV2. Students will demonstrate an understanding that the Earth is one interconnected system. a. Describe how the abiotic components (water, air, and energy) affect the biosphere. b. Recognize and give examples of the hierarchy of the biological entities of the biosphere (organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, and biosphere).
Ecology Unit Standards SEV2. Students will demonstrate an understanding that the Earth is one interconnected system. c. Characterize the components that define a Biome. Abiotic Factors – to include precipitation, temperature and soils. Biotic Factors – plant and animal adaptations that create success in that biome. d. Characterize the components that define fresh-water and marine systems. Abiotic Factors – to include light, dissolved oxygen, phosphorus, nitrogen, pH and substrate. Biotic Factors – plant and animal adaptations characteristic to that system.
Ecology Unit Standards SEV1. Students will investigate the flow of energy and cycling of matter within an ecosystem and relate these phenomena to human society. a. Interpret biogeochemical cycles including hydrologic, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, and carbon cycles. Recognize that energy is not recycled in ecosystems. b. Relate energy changes to food chains, food webs, and to trophic levels in a generalized ecosystem, recognizing that entropy is a primary factor in the loss of usable food energy during movement up the trophic levels.
Ecology Unit Standards SEV1. Students will investigate the flow of energy and cycling of matter within an ecosystem and relate these phenomena to human society. c. Relate food production and quality of nutrition to population growth and the trophic levels d. Relate the cycling of matter and the flow of energy to the Laws of Conservation of matter and energy. Identify the role and importance of decomposers in the recycling process. e. Distinguish between abiotic and biotic factors in an ecosystem and describe how matter and energy move between these.
Warm up 8/31 1.Organize the following from least to most complex: ecosystem, organism, population, community, biome, biosphere 2.Write in what is added between each level from #1.
Environmental Science: Tues., 8/30 Stamp and review HW Turn in packet 1.Ch 1 Textbook questions 2.Ch 1 vocab 3.Ch 1 ws 4.“It’s Our Future” X-word Global Issues test CW/HW: Define terms in Ch 4 current event due Friday
Environmental Science: Mon., 8/29 Video on “commons” CW/HW: Text book p. 23 – 25 – # 9-15 (reflective answers); 22-24; 32 – 34 “Packet” due tomorrow (staple together) 1.Ch 1 Textbook questions (today) 2.Ch 1 vocab 3.Ch 1 ws 4.“It’s Our Future” X-word Global Issues test tomorrow (Ch 1 + activities) BRING TEXTBOOK TOMORROW
Environmental Science: Fri. 8/26 Stamp and share or Turn in current event complete Lorax project Video clips: Biodiversity, Commons
Waste management from Thneed factory Housing plan for workers Maintain biodiversity Sustainable truffuler tree resource Pollution prevention program Other eco-friendly and worker friendly ideas
Environmental Science: Thurs. 8/25 Turn in Lab Safety sheet Vocab quiz (clear desk) Lorax movie w/ notes Start Lorax activity Current Event due tomorrow Current Event due tomorrow
Environmental Science: Wed. 8/24 Turn in lab safety contract Stamp & review text book Ch 1 ws Vocab activity Vocab Quiz tomorrow Current event due Friday Test Tuesday, Ch 1
Environmental Science: Tues, 8/23 Stamp vocab Turn in Tragedy of the Commons Activity (if you didn’t yesterday) Discuss Tragedy of the Commons Review vocab Classwork/Homework: Complete ws for ch. 1 Get safety contract signed Current event due Friday
Environmental Science: Mon, 8/22 Tragedy of the Commons activity and write-up Bring textbook tomorrow HW: Complete vocab shown on next slide Current event due Friday
Environmental Science: Fri, 8/19 Turn in syllabus – signature page only Turn in eco-footprint activity Stamp current event & share Finish not-so trivial “trivia”
Environmental Science: Thurs, 8/18 Turn in syllabus – signature page only Get text books – 2 nd per 10:20 – 4 th per 12:05 Environmental Footprint on-line Finish “trivia” if time HW: Current event due tomorrow
Thursday, 8/18 Login Go to my blog Scroll down to Thursday, 8/18 Open the file and complete it electronically Email file to me ELSE Get a hard copy print out Follow all directions and fill in with pencil or pen Turn in
Environmental Science: Wed 8/17 Turn in syllabus – signature page only Global Issues x-word Global Issues – trivia gameHW: Get syllabus signed (if not done) Get parents to email me (if not done) Get home info for eco footprint activity tomorrow Current event – due Friday
INFO FROM HOME Type of energy used for heating Type of energy used for cooling Type of energy clothes dryer uses Average monthly electric bill Average monthly gas bill Average gas mileage Amount of miles driven per year House square footage Average miles ride bus each year
Environmental Science: Tuesday 8/16 Turn in syllabus – signature page only Current events assignment Assumptions activity HW: 1 st current event due Friday
Environmental Science: Monday 8/15 Welcome! Who Am I? Who Are You? / Check Schedules What is this course? Philosophical chairs HW: go to blog and have parents email me