Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday Class (10/28/09)

Today in science we introduced the review sheet for the science test next Wednesday. In addition to the review sheet, we handed out another terminology worksheet to help the students. We also did a CPS quiz today. Check out our resource page on basic ecology for further study information!
Have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday with your science collections!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Class (10/27/09)

Today in science we did two things:
1. We watched a 25 minute video on food webs.
2. We worked on finishing up our food webs, graphs, and other papers from last weeks stations on food webs.

There is currently no homework assigned other than the science collection!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Food Web Energy Power Point

Monday Class (10/26/09)

Today in science class we did a whole group power point on the energy associated with food chains and food webs. After the discussion we took a quiz on food webs. The power point will be posted on this blog shortly!
There is no homework assigned!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Class (10/23/09)

We wrapped up the station work today. On Monday we will have a wrap up session on food webs with a small quiz on food webs to follow.
There is no homework currently due other than the science collection.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

All of Station Work Posted

FYI...all the station work is now available online on our resource pages. You can click here to access that site!

Thursday Class (10/22/09)

Today in science we continue working on the food web stations. Tomorrow we will finish up this round of stations. There is currently no homework due...with the exception of the science collection.

To everyone at home with the flu, we hope you feel better soon!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday Class (10/20/09)

In science class today we looked at the end of the posted power point on what food webs look like. After that short explanation, we dove into our next set of stations on food webs. The 6 stations are as follows:
1. Hoo eats Hoo food web drawing...this will be available online soon!
2. A continuation of station 1.
3. Computer Station for online viewing of predator/prey examples.
4. Predator/Prey graphing activity (This will be available online soon!)
5. Owl pellet questions and analysis.
6. Finish owl pellet station.

Check out the resource page for more information on these stations including some of the documents.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday Power Point (Beginning Thru Decomposer Slide)

Today we did all slides up to the decomposer slide. We will continue this power point throughout this week.

Monday Class (10/19/09)

Today in class we did four things:
1. CPS quiz
2. Power Point on Food Webs. (This will be posted on our blog)
3. Quiz Retakes
4. Finish Owl Pellet Reconstruction.

There is no homework due!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday Class (10/15/09)

Today in science we did three things:
1. Finished skull identification.
2. Compiled data on each groups owl pellet. This data will be used for a math class graphing activity.
3. Started the actual reconstruction of one of the animals in their pellet.

There is no homework assigned!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday Class (10/14/09)

Today in class we accomplished three things:
1. Finished the actual dissection of the owl pellet.
2. Learned how to use skulls to identify the prey found in the pellet. Students then identified the animals in their pellet.
3. We started to sort out the bones that belong to the animal that they are going to reconstruct.

There is no homework!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday Class (10/13/09)

Science Class was shorter today due to the MEAP testing. Today we finished our owl pellet dissection. Tomorrow we look forward learning how to identify the animals that we found in our pellets by doing a skull classification key.
There is no homework assigned.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday Class (10/12/09)

Today in science we worked on our owl pellet dissection. The students did not finish this part of the lab. Remember that tomorrow students have their internet assignment due. See the post from late last week for details.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday Clarification

Hello! Yes, Replies is the same as post. Great questions (see comments under Friday's entry). Thank you for participating in the blog. Also, I put another poll up today!!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Class (10/9/09)

Today in class we did a variety of things.
1. We took a quiz on symbiosis.
2. We took a look at our use of the blog and resources. Students have a small homework assignment due next Tuesday on this.
3. We introduced the next group of activities involving owl pellets.

Due Next Tuesday: Print off your own copy of a progress report from power school. (See your teacher if you are missing your password). Also, some evidence that you were on this blog.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday Class (10/8/09)

Today in science we did 4 things:
1. We had a power point on symbiosis...see the previous post.
2. We watched some short video clips on symbiosis.
3. We took a CPS quiz.
4. We cleaned up our bottle biology projects.

Remember the 3 items due TOMORROW!

Symbiosis Power Point (10/8/09 Class)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday Class (10/7/09)

Today in class we wrapped up our ecology stations/symbiosis stations. The following things are due this week Friday:
1. Deer/Wolf Graph from station #4.
2. Bottle Biology "Pondering Change Question Sheet"
3. Bottle Biology "Pondering Change Data Sheet"

* ALL of these homework items can be downloaded on our resource page for general ecology.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tuesday Class (10/6/09)

Today in science class we took a step away from the stations work and watched a video on ecology conservation. We looked at a famous biologist named Jane Goodall. Tomorrow we will finish the ecology stations and assign the homework from those stations.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Science Collection Due Date

The science collection will be due on Monday, November 2, 2009.
If you have your collection done before the due date, you are encouraged to bring it in early.

Monday Class (10/05/09)

Currently in Science Class we are in the middle of symbiosis and general ecology stations. Students are rotating through a series of stations which include:
1. Reading station on Parasitism
2. Drawing station on Mutualism.
3. Video Station on Ecology.
4. Graphing Station on Deer vs Wolf.
5. Activity Station on Commensalism
6. Bottle Biology Grading/oral test station.

Homework for this group of station will be announced on Wednesday, which is the last day of this group of stations.