Today was a day to catch up &/or earn some bonus points. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY be sure to check Google Classroom for bonus opportunities (especially MERRY SCIENTIFIC CHRISTMAS). Take the break to relax, catch up (if that's what you need to do), and enjoy the time off. See you in the new year!
Today we explained what we know about cycles. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can use tomorrow's class time to finish this SWYK (if you are absent tomorrow as well you will want to check the post for what to do!!!). We have time tomorrow to wrap up vocabulary AND I will add a few more bonus activities in Google Classroom to do (of course they are optional to do). Brace yourselves kids... we are almost to break! One more day!
Today we explored how energy flows through ecosystems. We discovered that energy is lost as you move up a food chain (matter, too) since it takes energy (and matter) to stay alive (and build an organism's body). We also started a new energy pyramid project. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can check the instructions and begin at home (or wait until back in class tomorrow). We SWYK on Thursday for all cycle work. Some of you still have chemistry notes to finish up!!! Friday is a bonus/catch up day for work (bring earbuds).
Today we explored how producers, consumers, and decomposers are linked in food chains (and webs) to pass energy in addition to matter through ecosystems. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can print (or copy) THESE NOTES ABOUT ENERGY ROLES for your notebook page 71. We will continue discussing energy flow in ecosystems tomorrow.
Today we added the "food cycle" to our cycles notes (recycling roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers). Next week we will explore the energy roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY I will need to check your notes for the chemical compounds in cells (including the cycling of matter). Spend some time on this task this weekend if you didn't finish up yet.
Today we explored the complicated nitrogen cycle. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can add details about the nitrogen cycle to your notebook page 69. Be sure to include information about why organisms need nitrogen; what might happen in a community if all the nitrogen-fixing bacteria died; AND outline the major steps in the nitrogen cycle (illustrate the cycle). Tomorrow we bring the conversation of food and "you are what you eat" back into the chemical cycling discussion.
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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.
In addition the archives are primarily from my days as a ONLY a life science teacher ... 2020 has changed all that!
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