Friday, April 13, 2018

Agenda Monday April 16, 2018-Friday April 20, 2018





MS-LS2-1.Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem. 
MS-LS2-2.Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
MS-LS2-3.Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-4.Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations. 
MS-LS2-5.Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.* 
 Monday April  16, 2018

Norris McDonald, AAEA



























Vimeo

Founder and president of the African American Environmentalist Association, McDonald is working to preserve the environment, heighten awareness of environmental racism plaguing inner-city neighborhoods, and increase African-American participation in the environmental movement. In 2012 McDonald was named to Ebony magazine’s Power 100 list of the nation’s most influential African Americans.
Objective: How does different land use affect our local watershed?
Due today- NOTHING

Agenda:
QW:  Watch and comment: 
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/


How can you relate these images to our own watershed, Big Chico Creek?


test water samples- 

Finish graphic organizer-complete second side-finish  at lunch-will be checked Tuesday

Homework: none


Tuesday April 17, 2018
HAPPY EARTH MONTH!

Objective:  How does different land use affect our local watershed?  How does looking at our local watershed allow us to understand ecosystems?
Due today
Agenda: 
QW: List two ways that agricultural land-use can potentially pollute our watershed, do this for industrial and municipal land-use as well.

Water chemistry research (Google classroom), fill out graphic organizer.
UPDATE data tables--> change tabs and compile data.
 Why do scientists conduct these tests?  What causes these chemicals to change?  What is the problem?

Begin trophic levels info.


Wednesday April 18, 2018

Objective: How does different land use affect our local watershed?  How does looking at our local watershed allow us to understand ecosystems?

Due today:  
Agenda: 
QW: What is a food web?  Food pyramid?  energy pyramid?
Finish water quality test information
What is a food web?  Food pyramid?  energy pyramid?



Homework: none


Thursday April 19, 2018
Objective:   How does different land use affect our local watershed?  How does looking at our local watershed allow us to understand ecosystems?
Due today: 
Agenda:
Friday April 20, 2018
Objective:  How does different land use affect our local watershed?  How does looking at our local watershed allow us to understand ecosystems?
Due today: 
Agenda:  
QW: What might happen to the population of plants and animals if all the tertiary consumers are gone?  What might cause there to be no predators in an ecosystem? Make your best guess, think about our activity yesterday.

Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve Species List
Food web organisms, color, cut out, place
final test water samples- record every groups data




Finish  Big Chico Creek food web




https://view.yahoo.com/show/nbc-today-show/clip/60537369/pythons-on-the-prowl-snakes-take-over



Friday, April 6, 2018

Agenda Monday April 9, 2018- Friday April 13,2018

PHOTO: Rachel Carson


Birth May 271907  Died April 14, 1964




Biologist Rachel Carson alerted the world to the environmental impact of fertilizers and pesticides. Her best-known book, Silent Spring, led to a presidential commission that largely endorsed her findings and helped to shape a growing environmental consciousness. Carson died of cancer in 1964 and is remembered as an early activist who worked to preserve the world for future generations.




MS-LS2-1.Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem. 
MS-LS2-2.Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
MS-LS2-3.Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-4.Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations. 
MS-LS2-5.Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.* 
 Monday April  9, 2018
Objective: How does different land use affect our local watershed?
Due today- improvements for comic strips

Agenda:
QW:  What are some ways that the land  has been changed by humans coming to live in Chico?

1st --referral slide show, homologous structures, permission slips
2nd record CER from notebooks

  
Creek walk-make and record observations
what land uses do you see, hear, and know are occurring near the creek
Minimum: 8 different observations

6th period: Video 1    Video 2
Homework: none

Tuesday April 10, 2018
HAPPY EARTH MONTH!

Objective: 
Due today
Agenda: 
QW: How does this video demonstrate a problem with nature? Make predictions about what might cause water to burn.
river short


TWL chart-  or concept map what is an ecosystem


Start model "ponds"   2 duplicates, 5 treatments

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Objective: How does different land use affect our local watershed?  How does looking at our local watershed allow us to understand ecosystems?

Due today:  
Agenda: 
QW:  Ecosystem debrief.

Where is Big Chico Creek?
Map it
Flyover video

Initial water quality test for each pond
Roles
Homework: none


Thursday April 11, 2018
Objective:  
Due today: 
Agenda:
QW:
We observed: parking lots, lawns, homes, and streets around Big Chico Creek.  What other types of land-use have YOU observed in Chico?  How could these affect our local watershed?
Water Quality reading and discussion
Who and What lives here and depends on good water

Homework:
Friday April 13, 2018
Objective: Determine how natural selection leads to adaptations in organisms.
Due today: 
Agenda:  
QW:We observed: parking lots, lawns, homes, and streets around Big Chico Creek.  What other types of land-use have YOU observed in Chico?  How could these affect our local watershed?

Water Quality reading and discussion
Water pollution research (Google Classroom)

Sacramento River watershed flyover

SSR-ELECTIONS

Who and What lives here and depends on good water
check "ponds"  record data
Organisms of BCC-research, record, draw (next week)


Agenda Monday April 16- Friday April 20, 2018


MS-LS2-1.Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem. 
MS-LS2-2.Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
MS-LS2-3.Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-4.Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations. 
MS-LS2-5.Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.* 
 Monday April  16, 2018
Objective: 
Due today- 

Agenda:
QW:  For the organisms you are researching, how might pollutants affect them?
complete


Homework: none

Tuesday April 17, 2018
HAPPY EARTH MONTH!

Objective: 
Due today
Agenda: 
QW: 

Food web game
begin designing water treatment system

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Objective: 

Due today:  
Agenda: 
QW:  
Create water treatment system
Homework: none


Thursday April 19, 2018
Objective:  
Due today: 
Agenda:
QW:
Test, record, improve, retest

Homework:
Friday April 20, 2018
Objective: Determine how natural selection leads to adaptations in organisms.
Due today: 
Agenda:  
QW:
 Summative Assessment:
Proposed development  pros and cons