Interesting article HERE to read about species extinction rates right now... Talk about a current event!
Wrap up poster work for the project this weekend. Feel free to download ORIGAMI INSTRUCTIONS if you want to do more critter making without the full app. If you want the app then go HERE!
Next week is all about tissues, organs, and systems (and dissecting)!
Work continued on Endangered Species Project posters and research. Tonight find whatever info and pictures you need. Tomorrow we shall explore what threatens each species AND we shall do some origami folding! Posters due Monday...
Today we selected the species to research for our Endangered Species Project. Work will continue tomorrow in class but maybe you need to look for pictures of your animal tonight?
I should have all notebooks checked (or in today for checking) as well as all Native Plants Projects done as well... did I get yours?
Tomorrow you will receive your official invitation to Saturday School if work not in! (graphing or research are the tickets this time!)
You can download your own WWF Together app if you'd like... find it HERE. Friday we shall share in class and do some origami. Monday posters are officially due.
Most of you did choose a mammal as your animal of example... but most of the animals on earth (97%) are invertebrates! Today some notes, tomorrow wrap it up and start research on endangered animals. Some animals are just too clever to be trapped in like this octopus... some of you aren't clever enough to have finished your NATIVE PLANTS PROJECT work yet... hope I have your notebook!
Today we explored how limiting factors such as food, water, and shelter affect the size of a deer population.
We collected data and graphed (on p. 143 in our notebooks) the population change over time. (Period 4 graphed their results of the dice activity)
If you missed school Friday you can visit with me during Tuesday morning study hall, during lunchtime OR you can call someone from your class.
I should have your notebook here with a completed graph AND your completed NATIVE PLANTS RESEARCH. If not, no worries. Wrap up your work and leave it with me on Tuesday.
Those still missing GRAPH WORK need to finish by Tuesday or Saturday School is yours on May 31st.
Good job showing up for the work party today after school. Many were successful in completing their work!
Tonight wrap up your NATIVE PLANTS PROJECT. I will collect your notebooks tomorrow and then you will have the weekend free! For those of you who either missed school this week (Washington DC kiddos) or those who are not done with the plant project I do expect some weekend work. You can grab the book/lab to complete for missing "Something Fishy" on Wednesday... I have a lesson written up for you.
Next week we explore animals!
Today in science we did some mark and recapture work with "fish" in a bay. IF you were absent you can do the activity in the Ecology textbook (either come for after school work party on Thursday or check out a book for the weekend). THIS simulator shows a bit about how the calculation is done (math math math). We shall finish calculations and conclude the lab tomorrow in class.
GRAPH WORK was due today so IF I don't have yours I plan to see you at the after school work party tomorrow. Make plans (you can go when done... I will leave 4:30ish).
Reminder that the NATIVE PLANT RESEARCH is due Friday (I will collect/keep notebooks over the long weekend to grade)... are you done? You are welcome to join the after school work party to research!
Today we discovered that we actually know an awful lot about ecology already because we have been discussing relationships ALL YEAR LONG! Tomorrow we shall do some mark and recapture work (will your class get the goldfish or will you be stuck with beans or pasta?)... Not chasing plant walks anymore. It's up to you.
Tonight you need to finish the GRAPH WORK or plan for Thursday required attendance for the work party. Remember to answer the questions using complete sentences, remember conclusions are written in CEAL format, remember that line graphs are best to show change over time, and remember to show all math work.
How is your NATIVE PLANTS RESEARCH coming along? Keep all information on p. 133 (take all the pages you need). I will collect notebooks this weekend to read your work and stories!
KMS Science Teacher
Most science pictures I post are found from assorted Facebook science pages... too numerous to cite specifically and downloaded for "just the right time"... I am sorry for the poor citation example I am setting.
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