Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today in science we did the following things:
1. We gave kids a chance to get a review sheet for a test late next week. We will hand it out to everyone next week Monday, but offered it for people who wanted it over the weekend. It is available online by clicking here.

2. We viewed a mini-presentation on the 10% law and carrying capacity. This presentation can be found here. On a separate is a link to our presentations page that has all our presentations on it!

3. We finished our stations with our last station for this group. See previous posts for information on our stations.

4. We took a quiz on food webs. Due to time constraints, we have postponed the quiz retakes to first thing Monday morning. Sorry :(

Have a safe and fun filled 4 day weekend!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Class

Today we continued on our station work from last week. We did two stations today.
There is no homework assigned!

The link to the food web stations page can be found by clicking here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science we started with a mini presentation on food webs. This can be found by clicking here.

After the mini presentation we did our station work that we started yesterday. See yesterday's blog posting for important links and information!

Have a SUPER weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in science we took a quiz...Ecology Quiz #3.

After the quiz, we started our next group of stations on Food Webs. Click here for our food web stations page. If you are in station 4 or 5 you will need to make a copy of the document found on the food web station resource page. This can be best done by SELECTING THE TEMPLATE OPTION!

We only did one station today.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today in science we had shorter class periods once again for the MEAP tests. Good thing this is the last day of scheduled MEAP tests!

We did three things today:
1. CPS on Symbiosis
2. Quiz Retakes on the first two quizzes.
3. FINISHED our owl pellet reconstruction.

There is no homework currently assigned!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Class

We had shorter class periods due to the MEAP testing today.
We did two things in class:
1. Had a "mini-presentation" on what a food chain is. The presentation can be found by clicking here.

2. We are wrapping up our owl pellet reconstruction.

There is no homework currently assigned. However, tomorrow we will be offering retakes of quizzes.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Class

Today in science we did two things:
1. Had time for some CPS. We reviewed concepts that we have learned this year up to this point.

2. We continued our activity on owl pellets. Today students started the reconstruction process. For more information on owl pellets...see our owl pellet resource page!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday Class

Due to the MEAP testing, we had much shorter class periods today.

Today we began our dissection of the owl pellets. Here is the lab report. You will need to make a copy of it to write on.

Click on "Use This Template" to add it to your docs.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today in science we did a variety of things:
1. Did a CPS on concepts we have been covering.
2. Handed back quiz #2 and went over it. A retake will occur in the near future.
3. Introduced owl pellets which we will begin tomorrow.

CPS results for Mr. Malefyt's Class today:
1st place: 6th Hour
2nd Place: 5th Hour
3rd Place: 2nd Hour
4th Place: 1st Hour

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today we will be discussing the Interdependence in an Ecosystem.

Check Back for a Link the finished product of today's notes.

We will be integrating Back Chat into our lesson today!!!!

Click the Link Below to enter the chat....

Ecosystem CHAT ROOM!!!

Presentation Notes

Presentation Page with Actual Presentation

The password will be given at the beginning of class!!!!

Monday Class

Today we did two things:
1. Took a Quiz...Ecology Quiz #2.

2. Did a group discussion on symbiosis using google forms. To access the form click here.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science we did two things:
1. Had a discussion about the types of symbiosis. To help in this discussion we used various clips found online. We have posted these on a resource page.

2. We had a time for structured choice. Students could pick from a variety of activities: Quiz retake, finish drawing, finish their Graph that is due next TUESDAY, a symbiosis worksheet, and some bulletin board creation group work.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in science we watched a movie showing different types of ecosystems that show predatory/prey relationships. It does a good job of bringing some visual life to the concepts we are teaching!

The graph that was on station 5 (Deer Population Graph) will be due NEXT TUESDAY.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday Class

Today we did two things in science class:
1. Finished our last general ecology station.
2. Had a presentation on the Guinea Worm that kids did a reading on in station #1. We also watched some video clips on the lack of quality water in Africa and what people are doing about it. On this topic...I really liked seeing the waterprize entry at this years Art Prize.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday Class

Today in science we took a step back from the ecology stations that we have been working on. Instead we did our Bottle Biology Grading Day. Each group was graded on their eco-column, lab report, and individual question and answer session. Tomorrow we pick the stations back up again.

There is no homework currently assigned!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Class

Today in science we continued with our station work. Click here to access our General Ecology Stations resource page.

A reminder that the bottle biology lab reports will be handed in on MONDAY!