Welcome back! Our first branch of science to be discovered is Environmental Science! Please remember to bring your materials: pencil, pens, copy book for Science Only and the Pentaflex in which study sheets will be safely stored within the Science Fold. See you soon:)
8/30/16 Read p. 6-8 a) Define: organism, environment, habitat, abiotic and biotic factors. b)Answer figure and check pt.
8/31/16 Read p. 9-10 Define all bold vocab words.
9/1/16 No homework! Happy Labor Day!
9/6/16 Answer Assessment questions p.10
9/7/16 Complete Study sheet #47-48 Living Things within an Environment.
9/8/16 Read p 13-15 a) Describe the methods of estimating a population. b) Define: estimate c) Answer check pt and skill questions.
9/9/16 complete study sheet 1-2 #49-50
9/12/16 Complete study sheet #51-52 Living things within their environment.
9/13/16 Read p. 17-18 a)Describe those factors that limit population. Check up on Thursday, 9/15/16 on study sheets and vocab p.8-20.
9/14/16 Complete STudy sheet #studying populations. Continue to prepare for Thursday check up 9/15/16.
9/15/16 Check up today! No homework tonight:)
9/16/16 Read p. 24-25 a) Define: natural selection, niche, adaptations b)Answer any figure and check pt. questions. REMEMBER PROBLEM STATEMENTS FOR SCIENCE FAIR ARE DUE ON MONDAY, 9/19/16.
9/19/16 finished turtle lab
9/20/16 Complete Study sheet #67
9/21/16 Search internet for one kind of butterfly. Describe which niche it fills, what adaptations help that butterfly to survive within its environment and describe or picture what it looks like. 5-8 sentences.
9/22/16 Complete study sheet # 68 Interactions among living things
9/23/16 Read p. 28-29 List and describe the defenses that are used to protect organisms from predators or helps them to be efficient predators.
9/26/16 Read p.30-31 a)Define all terms about Symbiosis b)Answer Review questions p.31 Chapter test is scheduled for Friday, Sept 30, 2016.
9/27/16 Read p.32-33 a)Define all dark print vocab b) answer all figure and check pt. questions on Primary Succession. Continue to prepare for Chapter Test on 9/30.
9/28/16 Read p.34-35 a)Define: secondary succession b) Compare primary and secondary succession c)Answer Review questions p.35 Reminder: prepare for chapter test on Friday 9/30/16.
9/29/16 Conclude Review questions p38 questions #11-16, 19 and Test prep p39. Chapter Test tomorrow!
9/30/16 Read p.42-43 a)Define all dark vocab b)Answer all figure and check pt. questions. Remember to be working on your Science Fair One Page Research Paper due on Oct. 28!
10/4/16 Write a 12-15 sentence paragraph(s) on the topic of interactions seen in the DVD "Voyage to Kure". Using notes taken during the film as evidence, do the good works of humans outweigh the bad when examining the ecosystems of the Islands of Hawaii? May type or hand write, your choice.
10/5/16 Read p. 44-45 a)Define: food web, food chain b) Answer figure and check pt. questions.
10/6/16 Complete Study sheet on Energy roles #109-110.
10/7/16 Continue to work on your One Page Research Paper for Science Fair due on Oct. 28.
10/10/16 Complete Study sheet #111-112
10/11/16 Read p. 46-47 a)Define: Energy Pyramid
b) Answer figure and check pt. questions c) Answer Review p.47
10/12/16 Review vocab p. 42-47 for check up on Thursday 10/13/16.
10/13/16 Read p.48-51 a)Describe the Water Cycle(Hydrologic Cycle) and the Carbon/Oxygen Cycle. b)Define: evaporation, condensation, precipitation c)Why are these changes in matter called cycles. d)Answer all figure and check pt. questions.
10/14/16 No class. Early dismissal.
10/17/16 No homework. Working on Owl Pellet Lab.
10/18/16 Complete Study sheet #115-116 on Water and Carbon/Oxygen Cycles.
10/19/16 Complete study sheet #117-118 Cycles continued.
10/20/16 Study sheets #115-118 in preparation of Cycle Check Up on Monday, 10/24/16. Remember Science Fair one page research paper with bibliography is due next week on Oct. 28,2016!
10/21/16 Nitrogen Cycle classwork. Study for 3 Cycle Check up on Monday 10/24 or Tuesday 10/25.
10/24/16 Study p. 48 - 53 on the Water Cycle, Carbon/Oxygen Cycle and Nitrogen Cycle for Check up on Tuesday 10/25/16.Use easybib.com for bibliography for the One Page Research Paper.
10/25/16 Read p.54-55 a)Define: biogeography, continental drift, dispersal. Explain how these 3 terms relate. b)Answer any figure or check pt. questions.
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CHAPERONES MEET IN THE LOBBY AT 8:20AM.
THANK YOU CHAPERONES FOR A WONDERFUL DAY AT PATUXENT:) COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!
10/31/16 No homework! Happy Halloween:)
11/1/16 Read p. 56-57 Answer Review questions p57
Remember November is your science fair experiment month to complete your lab report by Thanksgiving.
11/2/16 REad p. 58-60 a)Describe the tropical and temporate rain forests biomes include their characteristics.
11/3/16 No homework
11/7/16 Completed study sheet #129-#130 using text p. 58
Remember to continue work on your science fair experiment!
11/8/16 Read p.62-63 a)Describe grasslands and deciduous biomes, include climate, precipitation, landforms and organisms. b) Bring in leaves that are deciduous, tropical and conifer(needle pines). c)Answer sheet #131 only questions #10-17. DISPLAY BOARDS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 30, AS THE HALL IS AVAILABLE FOR SET UP. DEC.1 WILL BE A FULL DAY FOR JUDGES TO JUDGE THE PROJECTS. I.D. NUMBERS WILL BE GIVEN ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28. PLEASE BE SURE TO ATTACH THEM TO YOUR DISPLAYBOARD.
11/9/16 Read p.64-66 a) Describe the characteristics of the Boreal forest and Tundra biomes: include the climate, precipitation, landforms and organisms.
11/10/16 Answer Review questions p.67 Due by Monday 11/14/16.
11/14/16 Remember Science Fair project is due in 15 days! November 30,2016!
11/15/16 Continuing work on Biome Power Point Project. No text homework. Continue to work at home on your Science Fair project.
11/28/16 Read p 70-71 a)Identify and describe the 2 aquatic ecosystems, include differences and similarities. b)Give examples of animals and plants that exist in each biome. c)Answer any figure and check pt. questions.
11/30/16 Read p. 72-73 a)Define: marine ecosystem, neritic zone, intertidal zone and open ocean b)Answer Review questions p. 73 c)Answer check pt. questions.
12/1/16 Complete Aquatic Ecosystems Study sheet both sides.
12/2/16 Bring paragraphs on the Amazon River questions on Tuesday, 12/6/16. Bring in Aquatic Ecosystem study sheet completed by Monday, 12/5/16. This sheet was Thursday's homework. Great job on the Science Fair!
12/5/16 Begin to Review for Chapter Test on 12/8
12/6/16 Complete both sides of Aquatic Ecosystem study sheet #141-142. Remember continue to prepare for Chapter Test on Thursday,12/8/16. DUE DATE FOR PATUXENT PORTFOLIO HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 12/14. CAN BRING IN PORTFOLIO ON 12/12, IF READY. A SECOND COPY OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PORTFOLIO HAS BEEN GIVEN TO STUDENTS TODAY.
12/7/16 Answer Review questions #1-8 p.77, Answer questions #9,12,16,21,22,23,24 p.78 and Test Prep #1-5 p.79. Chapter Test tomorrow. Finish any review questions not done during class today. Answers will be discussed before taking the test.
12/8/16 Read p. 82-87 a)Answer all figure questions and check pts. b)Define all dark vocab
12/12/16 Answer Review questions p.87
12/13/16 Continue gathering information of the environmentalist/naturalist of your choice.
12/14/16 Read p. 90-91 a)Explain why trees are considered a renewable resource. b) Distinguish between clear-cutting and selective cutting in forestry.
c)Define: sustainable yield d)Answer all figure and check pt. questions.
12/15/16 Read p.92-93 A)Define: fishery, aquaculture
b)Answer Skill activity p.92 and figure questions p.93
c)Answer Review questions p.93
Welcome Back! Happy New Year 2017!
1/3/17 Read p. 95-97 a)Define: keystone species, biodiversity b) Describe 2 values of biodiversity. c)Answer all figure and check pt.
1/4/17 Continue gathering information on your Md.fishery organism. Is your organism considered to be a keystone species? Explain further.
1/5/17 Read p.98-99 a)List and describe the factors that effect biodiversity. b)Define genes and gene pool diversity c)Answer figure and check pt. questions.
1/6/17 No homework:)
1/9/17 Read and highlight and answer study sheet #195-196.
1/10/17 Read p. 104-105 a)Answer figure and check pt b)Answer Review questions p.105.
1/11/17 Complete Study sheet #197-198 "Biodiversity". Begin to prepare for Chapter Test on Wed. 1/18/17.
1/12/17 No homework
1/13/17 Read p.106-109 a)Outline Medical Research and importance of biodiversity: Taxol, origin, treatment and supply. b)Answer Review p.109.
1/14/17 Answer Review p.111,112#7,9,15,20,22 and #1-5 p113.
1/17/17 Review for Chapter Test on Wed. 1/18/17.
1/18/17 Test Today! New "Diversity of Life" Textbook.
Read p. 16-17 a)Answer all flag questions #1-4 p.16-17 and Concept questions #1-4 p.17. Please start a new section in your notebook by folding in a page and labeling it "Diversity of Life".
1/19/17 Answer study sheet 1-1 "Classification".
1/20/17 Read p. 18-19 Answer flag questions #1-3 and concept questions #1-7
1/23/17 Answer Study sheet #1-2 How are living things classified?
1/24/17 Read p.22-23 a)Answer flag questions #1-6 and Concept questions #1-6. Section 1-3 Kingdoms.
1/25/17 Read p.23 Answer questions #7-12.
1/26/17 Organize your notes from today's class.
1/30/17 Answer both sides of Study sheet #1-3 Kingdoms and "Big Idea".
1/31/17 No homework. In-class observations ongoing.
2/1/17 Read p. 26-27 a)Answer flag questions #1-3 and concept questions #1-8 on Virus.
2/2/17 Complete Virus sheet #1-4 p.7-8 Have sheet completed for Monday, 2/6/17.
2/3/17 No homework:)
2/6/17 Review the parts of a microscope p. 155-156.
2/7/17 Use study sheet to reinforce your understanding of the parts of the microscope and and their function.
2/8/17 No School
2/9/17 Read p. 27 Answer Concept/thinking Questions #1-7.
2/10/17 Review for Microscope Check up on Thursday, Feb. 16 and Chapter Test on Feb. 17. Your 3-D Virus Model will be due on Tuesday Feb. 21,2017.
2/13/17 Continue to review microscope parts/function using your study sheet for Check Up on Feb. 16, Thursday. Conclude any internet search for your virus slides(4-5slides only) and your 3D model of your virus with the parts labeled or a key due on Feb.21, Tuesday. Use p. 26 and 27 in your text to help with ideas and labels for your virus model.
Continue to prepare for Chapter Test on Friday,2/17.
2/14/17 Continue study and work on your virus slide project(if you didn't finish in class), Start to build your virus model. Remember your structural labels.
2/15/17 Prepare for microscope check up tomorrow. Answer questions #1-12 p. 28 in preparation for Chapter test on Friday, 2/17/17 after review discussion.
2/16/17 Answer questions #1-16 p.29 and Test prep on p.30 in preparation for Chapter Test tomorrow 2/17/17.
2/21/17 Review pages 31-33 on Monera Kingdom.
2/22/17 Complete STudy sheet #2-1.
2/23/17 Read p.34-35 Answer flag questions #1-5 and concept questions #1-7.
2/24/17 No homework if above assignments are completed.
2/27/17 Answer study sheet 2-2 one side only.
2/28/17 Check on-line for whether or not your bacterium that you saw yesterday under the microscope was helpful or harmful.
3/1/17 Read p.36-37 Answer flag #1-5 and concept questions # 1-7.
3/2/17 Complete Study sheet #2-3 Protists.
3/6/17 Read p. 40-41 a) Answer Fungi flag questions #1-5 and Concept #1-6.
3/7/17 Complete Study sheet #2-4 Slimemold/Algae
3/13/17 Read p. 42-43 a)Answer flag questions #1-4 and Concept questions #1-6. Kingdom Fungi
3/15/17 Read p. 46-47 a)Answer flag questions #1-4 and Concept/thinking #1-10 on Fungi Reproduction. Chapter test moved to Wednesday, March 22,2017!
3/20/17 Answer Study sheets#2-5 and 2-6 Mushroom, Yeast and Mold. Chapter Test Wed. 3/22/17. Practice for Standardized Testing will be tomorrow.
3/21/17 Answer Review questions #1-14 p. 48;#1-22 p. 49 and Test Prep #1-5 p. 50 in preparation for Chapter test tomorrow. Some of these have been worked on in class so only complete which parts you need to do.
3/22/17 Review questions #1-10 p. 50 to prepare for test.
3/23/17 Read p. 52-53 a)Answer flag questions #1-4 and concept questions #1-6
4/3/17 Read p.56-57 a) Describe how characteristics of ferns have changed from prehistoric times to the present. b)Answer flag questions #1-4
4/4/17 Read p. 56-57 A)Answer flag questions #1-3 and Concept/Thinking ##1-9 b)Read article on Prehistoric Ferns p. 57 then answer article question.
c) Complete study sheet 3-3 Ferns. All above work was begun during class time. Finish whatever was not.
4/5/17 Read p. 60-61 a)Answer flag questions #1-4 and Concept/Thinking questions #1-8.
4/6/17 No homework. Finshing up Ferns
4/7/17 No homework, if you have completed homework p.60-61 to begin Gymnospserms on Monday,4/10/17.
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4/25/17 Read p. 62-63 Angiosperms a)Answer flag questions #1-5 and Concept/thinking #1-7. Start to study for Chapter Test Scheduled For Friday, 4/28/17!
4/26/17 PineCone Observation
4/27/17 Answer Study Sheet 3-4 on Angiosperms and Review questions #1-15 p.66, #1-15 p.67 and #1-5 p.68
Chapter test is moved to Monday, May 1,2017. Please prepare!
4/28/17 Conclude Pine cone observation and discuss Angiosperms and Review questions. Prepare for Chapter Test on Monday, May 1,2017 and continue test on Tuesday, May 2,2017.
5/1/17 Prepare for Tuesday's Chapter Test
5/2/17 Chapter Test taken today! Read p. 80-81 Answer flag questions # 1-3 and Concept/thinking questions #1-6
5/8/17 Complete Study sheet 4-5 What is a Flower?
5/9/17 Use pages 82-83 to complete study sheet 4-6 "How do flowering plants reproduce?"
5/10/17 Read p. 82-83 Answer flag questions #1-5 and concept/thinking questions #1-7.
5/11/17 Read p. 84-85 flag #1-3 and concept 1-6
5/15/17 Read p. 88-89 Flag questions #1-4 and Concept # 1-7. chapter test scheduled for 5/23/17, Tuesday.
5/16/17 Read p.90-91 Section 4-9 A)Answer flag questions #1-4 and Concept/thinking #1-6
5/17/17 Read p.92-93 Section 10 Tropisms a)Answer flag questions #1-5 and Concept/thinking questions #1-10. CONTINUE TO PREPARE FOR CHAPTER TEST SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, 5/23.
5/18/17 PLEASE READ THE LURAY CAVERN REMINDER LETTER GIVEN IN TODAY'S THURSDAY ENVELOPE! FOLLOWING IS THE LIST OF STAND TRAINED CHAPERONES WHO WILL BE GOING TO LURAY ON MONDAY, 5/22/17. BE HERE 7:15 AM! BUS PULLS OUT AT 7:30 AM! MRS. SCHWAAB, MR. MISLAK, MRS. WADE, MRS. BIGGS, MRS. DALEY, MR.STAVLAS,MR.GORALSKI, MRS. CRAWFORD, MRS. BARRANGER, MRS. WHITE, MRS. MCDONIE, MRS. MORALES ,MRS.BLUFORD AND MRS. CUCINA AND MRS. ROLKA ALONG WITH MRS. MEEKS AN MISS SHAW. GROUPS WILL BE ASSIGNED TOMORROW!
5/19/17 Answer Review questions p.94 #1-10 and p.95 #1-18 in preparation for test on Tuesday, 5/23/17. Please remember to be at school by the flag in front by 7:15 am ready to board the bus to Luray Caverns!
5/24/17 Answer #1-12 p.96 Prepare for Chapter test on May 30,2017.
5/30/17 Read p. 98-99 a)Answer flag questions #1-3 and Concept/thinking #1-6.