Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Owl Pellets 1st and 2nd Hour

1.  Finish your bone reconstruction to your satisfaction.
2.  Mount it on a poster with a title and drawing of your live creature. (Google your creature)
3.  Add a picture of a Barn Owl.
4.  Post your poster...
5.  Complete the graphing activity on a separate piece of paper.

Graphing Activity

6.  Create a cool one minute or less video with your friends!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Human Consequences Project

Today we begin a project on human consequences.

Here is the link to the first case study.

So Long Lake Erie

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Science

Today we will be taking the quiz on chemical reactions.  Those that have already taken it or finish will complete their carbon footprint infographic.  The next step is to write a sustainability plan for your family.  The plan will consist of a goal or number of goals to reduce energy use or waste in the household.

Sustainability Challenge:

Using the information you gathered from your carbon footprint, develop a sustainability plan for your home.  Choose a goal or goals that would reduce waste or reduce energy use in the home.  Make sure you use the SMART Goal Writing Guide link below to help you.

Product:  Send an email to a family member outlining your SMART Goal for sustainability.  Show your email to Mr. Wandel before hitting send.

Smart Goal Guide

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Today we are creating infographics of our carbon footprint!  Below is an example of what an infographic is.  Make your own using your carbon footprint data.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tuesday Science

Today in Science we begin to calculate our carbon footprint!  Use the link below to support your work.  Listed below is also a conversion chart for metrics.

Calculator Website

Metric Conversions

Here is a link for fuel economy conversions!

Fuel Conversion

First/Second Hour Owl Pellet Dissection

Here is a link to the lab part of the dissection!

Owl Pellet Lab Instructions

Bird Skeleton Diagram

Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Class

Today we are finishing up lab reports.
For those that need an extension activity, this will help prepare for quizzes forthcoming...


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Thursday Class

Today we will be doing an experiment to practice the scientific process and experimental design.  It is not graded but will be important practice for when students design their own experiment and are graded on it.

We are going to be creating sustainability plans.  Kids will be doing a carbon footprint research study at home.  They will use this data to create a sustainability plan to save money in your home.  Don't be surprised if they present it to you and ask for a commission on the cost savings!  Know that I have told them I support your decision to implement this plan or not implement it as well as your choice of whether or not to compensate them for their design and management of the plan.  You are their parent and your word is final!

Zoo Design Challenge

Here are links to support the zoo exhibit design challenge in first and second hour.




Tuesday, March 10, 2015

This week in science...

Monday through Thursday this week we are taking an assessment on energy transfer, waves, and photosynthesis.  This includes a hands on lab test in which students are designing a thermos and measuring heat loss.  Later this week, we will begin looking at energy use and sustainability.