Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Class

Today in science we take our Ecology Test #2!!!!! This test will be taken online...


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday Class

Same as Yesterday!!!! See yesterday's blog entry for details. Tomorrow we will have the test!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday Class

Today in science we will do structured choice. Click here to access the structured choice page.

This is done in preparation of Friday's test.

The mini assessment on Predator vs Prey will also be handed back. Here are two screencasts that talk about topics assessed on that assessment.

In addition, Here is a video that will explain how to take a video from Vimeo and place it on your blog.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Surveys Needed to Be Taken

Here are some surveys that various "Challenge Groups" have requested 7th graders to do. Remember to do these well as these "We Can Change the World Groups" need accurate data! In addition, please only do each survey once!

  1. Survey A
  2. Survey B
  3. Survey C
  4. Survey D
  5. Survey E
  6. Survey F
  7. Survey G


Tuesday Class

Today students finished the Piping Plover Challenge. We are moving on to looking forward to a test that we will have this week Friday. The next two days will be structured choice days for the students.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday Class

Today you will continue with the Piping Plover activity that we started on Friday. Please follow the directions posted on Friday!

Here is a video giving you information on how to get your video from iMovie to Vimeo.

How To Use Vimeo from Mr. Malefyt on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Save The Piping Plover

Your Challenge is to Create and iMovie about the Piping Plover Recovery in Michigan!!!

Step One:  Research The SPECIES Piping Plover

Step Two:  Research The Piping Plover POPULATION from 1981-2007

Step Three:  Identify How Piping Plovers are Positively or Negatively Impacted by other POPULATIONS in the COMMUNITY.

     A.  Research The Habitat
     B.  Look at The Big Picture  
     C.  Understand What Else lives in an OPEN DUNE
     D.  Uncover the True Threats to Piping Plovers!

Step Four:  Create A Movie
Make Sure You Understand and Incorporate the Following Terms in Your Movie....

Species, Population, Community, and Ecosystem

Your Movie MUST Do One of the Following.

1.  Raise Awareness
2.  Describe the Protection Plan
3.  Explain a Better Idea to Protect the Plover

Save your Movie to Vimeo and Post it To Your Blog!!!

Thursday Class

Today in science we started off with a mini-assessment on predator vs prey relationships.

Then students worked in the groups. The goal for the groups is to work towards the completion of their problem statement. Click here to access the resource page that will help you build a problem statement.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday Class

Today our learning target is: I can create a blog.
This blog will become your personal e-portfolio...a place to publish everything from your growing thoughts to a variety of media you make in class.

Here is today's procedure:

1. Login to your google account.

2. Under the "even more" tab you will find the blogger icon. Start creating your blog. You will need to make a screen name...please keep it professional.

3. Design and Organize your blog. Please look at various settings!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday Class

Today in science we will do the following:

1. Wrap up yesterday's predator vs prey activity by contributing to the forum on our collaboratize classroom page. This will be done with your group and only one member from your group needs to submit an answer. Click here to access the discussion page.

2. Groups continued the research phase of their project.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Our Topics

Here are some of the topics students are working on for the "We Can Change The World Challenge"

Science Olympiad

Here is a link to our science olympiad resource page.

Friday Class

In science we are going to take a break away from our projects and do a mini-theme on Wolves. This will be a three step process in which students watch this movie today, do a predator/prey activity based on wolves next MOnday, and wrap things up next Tuesday.

Here is a link to today's movie.