Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday in Science

After finishing up our work from the last two days, we are doing some background research for a "Mock Fly Tying" activity.

Here is a link to a great resource. Students will choose one macro-organism to focus on.  They will develop its life cycle.  Tomorrow they will tie a "mock fly" based upon their organism.

Fly Tying Guide

How to find your pattern!!!

1.  Google Search:  Name of Organism and the word "pattern"  Example:  "Mayfly Pattern"

2.  Go to Images

3.  Find a fly to replicate.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tuesday Science

Today we will wrap up the fish life cycle research project.  We will now begin the mayfly life cycle investigation.  Start with the video and go from there!

Life of the Mayfly

Mayfly Reference

Mayfly Life Cycle

When Mayfly Hatches Go Wrong

Monday Class

Today we begin the life cycle of fish investigation.  Here are some links that will help us!

Fish Species Cards

Fish Life Cycles

Salmon Life Cycle

Interactive Salmon Lifecycle

Rainbow Trout Life Cycle

Steelhead Life Cycle

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rubric for This Week

Here is the rubric we are working from right now.

Thursday Science

Today we are beginning to apply our new found knowledge of reproduction.  We are looking at the pros and cons of each type of reproduction and how it relates back to the pond ecosystem.

Here are links to the essays we read in class that supported the videos and our discussion.

Red Queen Essay

Single Cell Essay

Floral Arrangements Essay

Tomorrow we will demonstrate our knowledge and ability to apply this information in a format that will be graded.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Science

Today we will continue our investigation of the different types of asexual reproduction.  The activity from yesterday will continue.  Each student is responsible for understanding the different types and providing multiple examples for each type.  This will be assessed in the near future in class.