Environmental Science

Unit Materials:           Michigan Log Semester Project       DUE DATES:  10 plant & 5 animal specimen/pictures DUE Friday, October 11
Unit 1                                                                                                    Common & Scientific names DUE Friday, October 25
Unit 2                                                                                                    Reports and ENTIRE PROJECT DUE Friday, November 15
Unit 4                              PANCAKE BREAKFAST LIST:  Maddie - chocolate milk, Mykaila - syrup and butter, Olivia - pancake mix, Kaitlin - griddle, Jenna -                                             chocolate chips, Marcus - bacon & george foreman, Camden -griddle
AGENDA


1/30 THUR: Complete page 4 notes ...exponential growth vs logistic growth models (20 min)

Discuss Page 4 notes together

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1/31 FRI: Finish growth model drawing and discussion

(laptops)  Growth Model (Paramecium) LAB --Finish as HW 

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2/3 MON: DUE: Growth model lab ...discuss

Biozone Population regulation (together)

Pg 5 notes (15 min) ...discuss

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2/4 TUESLimiting factors card sort

Adapted species card sort

Biozone Growth curves and r & K selection sheet (together)

Review page 4 & 5 notes ...QUIZ tomorrow!

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2/5 WED: QUIZ (pg 4 & 5)

(laptops) Intro terrarium project! Details and select one -

        -tropical 

        -moss

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2/6 THUR: (laptops) Discuss needs for terrarium.  Submit supply list.

Unit 3 notes page 1 (both white & gray) 

Start Biome map coloring

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2/7 FRI: Finish biome map coloring

Planet Earth

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2/10 MON: Discuss notes page 1 

Biome research sign up

begin research (laptops) ...DUE TUES NEXT WEEK

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2/11 TUES: Biome research (laptops)

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2/12 WED: Biome research (laptops)

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2/13 THUR: Biome research (laptops)

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2/14 FRI: Homecoming assembly

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2/17 MON: Biome research (laptops)

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2/18 TUES: Snow day!

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2/19 WED: Water sustainability IB Presentation (Hunter Rose, Gabbie Seiwert, Eric Chan)

Biome research (laptops)

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2/20 THUR: biome research (laptops)

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2/21 FRI: Terrarium set up

Biome presentations & notes

HANDOUT OF POWERPOINT SLIDES DUE MONDAY! 

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2/24 MON: DUE: Ppt slides handout

Measure temp, light exposure, moisture, pH -terrariums

Biome presentations & notes

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2/25 TUES: Biome presentations & notes

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2/26 WED: Biome presentations & notes

*closed-note biome quiz tomorrow!

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2/27 THUR: 

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3/6 THUR: Terrarium Data

Biome presentations & notes

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3/7 FRI: (sub) Planet Earth Biomes video

...worksheet

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3/10 MON: Presentation & outdoor hike

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3/11 TUES: Review Sheet #1 (Desert, Tropical Savannah, Temp. Grassland)

HW: Study! QUIZ tomorrow (Desert, Tropical Savannah & Tropical rain forest ONLY) ...CLOSED NOTE

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3/13 THUR: DUE: Review sheet #1...discuss

QUIZ (Desert, Tropical Savanna & Tropical rainforest ONLY) ...closed note

Presentation?

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3/14 FRI: Terrarium Data

Presentations

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3/17 MON: Presentations

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3/18 TUES: Presentation

Review sheet #2 (Temp grassland, Tundra...alpine & arctic, Coral Reef)

HW: study!  QUIZ tomorrow!...closed note

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3/19 WED: DUE: review sheet #2...go over

QUIZ

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3/20 THUR: Presentations

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3/21 FRI: presentations

Terrarium testing

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3/24 MON:  Finish Presentations 

Review sheet #3

OPEN NOTE TEST TOMORROW

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3/25 TUES: DUE: Review sheet #3 ...go over

OPEN NOTE BIOME TEST

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3/26 WED: Unit 4: Biodiversity --woot!

What is your biodiversity IQ? (quiz)

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3/27 THUR: Sizing up Species Activity (Part 1 & 2)

Unit 4 notes page 1 

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3/28 FRI: DUE: Notes page 1 (white side only)

Terrarium data  ...take home??

Ecoregional Survey -how much do you know about the area you live? (laptops)...DUE: MON

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3/31 MON: DUE: Ecoregional survey

The Gene Scene activity -Part 1 

hike!

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4/1 TUES: Breakfast &  Planet Earth

What will you do with your jar??..it can stay, but consider if you should cap it?

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HAVE A GREAT SPRING BREAK!!  BE GOOD-BE SAFE!!

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4/14 MON: Terrarium testing

Review Unit 4 notes page 1

Why care about biodiversity?...activity/discussion

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4/15 TUES: Notes Page 2 ...white side only

...discuss

Endangered butterfly satellite image video

sweet wildlife corridors video

Case study forest in Brazil

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4/16 WED: Notes page 3...white side only

...discuss #3,4,5 (including paragraph on gray side)

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4/17 THUR: Planet in Peril video clip (black market)

Notes page 3...discuss #6,7,8,9

Intro SW MI Invasive Species Public Awareness Flyer Project

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4/18 FRI: 

(laptops) flyer project work time

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4/21 MON: Terrarium Data

(laptops) flyer project work time

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4/22 TUES: HAPPY EARTH DAY!!

(laptops) flyer work time  OR MI LOG work time...DUE May9

HW: finish flyer...print & turn in for tomorrow!

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4/23 WED: DUE: Invasive species fliers...present!

LAB: HIGH biodiversity vs LOW biodiversity (paper version)

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4/24 THUR: Finish Biodiversity lab (paper version) ...turn in

MI Log work time ...DUE May 9

    10 plants - 5 animals 

        *date  *habitat description  

        *common name   *scientific name

Discuss what to bring for zoo

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4/25 FRI: FIELD TRIP! (John Ball Zoo)

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4/28 MON:  DUE: Pictures (zoo scavenger hunt)

Terrarium Data

Biodiversity lab (REAL version...outside) - 2 random locations (2 data tables)

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4/29 TUES: Notes page 4...white side only

...discuss

Intro Endangered Species poster

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4/30 WED: (laptops) Endangered species poster

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5/1 THUR: (laptops) Endangered species Poster walk...DUE FRI

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5/2 FRI: DUE: Endangered Species Posters...DUE before you leave

MI Log work-time ...hike or ID (DUE 5/9)

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5/5 MON: Terrarium data --LAST DAY!  Turn in data!  You may keep your terrariums --take them home this week! :)

Planet Earth Video

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5/6 TUES: MI Log work-time ...outside walk or ID

HW: Study!  Unit 4 QUIZ (notes pg 1-4) tomorrow! 

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5/7 WED: review for quiz

MI Log work-time ...hike or ID

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5/8 THUR: Unit 4 QUIZ (notes pg 1-4) 

Endangered Species Gallery Walk (scavenger hunt)...work with a partner if you'd like

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5/9 FRI: MI Log work-time ...hike or ID.

..DUE MON

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5/12 MON: DUE: MI Log ...small share

Biodiversity (leaf litter community) LAB ..set up (10 min)

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5/13 TUES: Exam review

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5/14 WED: Exam review

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5/15 THUR: Exam review game

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5/16 FRI: Biodiversity leaf litter lab

Exam review

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5/19 MON: EXAM

 

Warm up ?:


NEW 1/30: Why would population size eventually level out for most populations?


1/31: Describe and draw the exponential growth model.



2/3: Explain how logistic growth model differs from exponential growth model.



2/4: Lightning causes a forest fire, dropping the population numbers of rabbits. What kind of limiting factor is this? Explain.


2/5: Give an example r-adapted species and 2 characteristics.



2/6: What is a biome?  Give an example?




2/7: no warm up.


2/10: Which two climate factors are most important to distinguish one biome from another?


2/11: What is biodiversity?

2/12: What biome exists at our planet poles?
2/13: Explain why we don't have alligators in the wild in Michigan.
DUE: Turn in warm up sheets...no warm up today!
NEW: 2/17:  What types of information do you need about each organism (plant and animal) you include in your biome research?




No warm up




No warm up

No warm up



2/25: What biome includes a floating mat of sphagnum moss?

2/26: Why is the soil not very fertile in a tropical rain forest?



3/6: 40% of the world's oxygen comes from this biome.




3/10: What biome can be found along the tropics between the rainforests and the deciduous forests?

3/11: Which biome is also known as a prairie and occupies the mid portion of our United States?  It also has VERY fertile soil.

3/13: Which biome(s) have a rainy season?



DUE: 3/14: What biome surrounds Australia in the tropics?

NEW: 3/17: What is the largest coral reef in the world?

3/18: Why aren't there trees in the tundra?  Describe 2 plant adaptations typical there.



3/19: What is the difference between the arctic and alpine tundras?

3/20: Explain why prairie fires are necessary.
3/21: Name a few distinguishing characteristics that set the Temperate Deciduous Forest biome apart.

3/24: Which biome forms a band around the globe just under the arctic tundra?

3/25: What adaptation do deciduous trees have to conserve water and energy during the winter season?


3/26: Which type of species FAR outnumbers any other on earth?  
(more species than any other type)



3/27: What does biodiversity mean?



3/28: Write the order of taxonomy, starting with most broad.





3/31: Name an edible plant and a toxic plant grown wild in Michigan.



DUE: 4/1: In terms of species survival, why is high biodiversity (genetic diversity) important?







NEW: 4/14: Write a spring break highlight.  Share with your buddy.




4/15: We discussed several benefits of biodiversity.  List 4.






4/16: What is fragmentation and how is it a problem?



4/17: Describe the 2 sides to animal control agents "taking care" of pest species such as coyotes, bobcats or prairie dogs.




4/18: Define invasive (exotic) species and why are they so successful?


4/21: What is needed for each specimen in the MI Log?


4/22: No warm up.





4/23: Explain how biodiversity ties in with ecosystem stability.




DUE: 4/24: Why is the cover % helpful to calculate in the biodiversity lab? How is diversity calculated?











NEW: 4/28: Name 3 native species to MI seen at the zoo.





4/29: Why is the diversity so low in the field?





4/30: What is the difference between endangered, threatened, and vulnerable?

5/1: How can hunting laws/permits help with biodiversity? 










5/5: What specifically causes your researched MI species to become endangered or threatened?  Share with your buddy.




5/6: What are some strategies being done to help with biodiversity?  Share with your buddy.

5/7: Why is biodiversity important?


5/8: What is fragmentation and why is it a problem?



DUE: 5/9: Name 3 endangered reptiles in Michigan.

NEW: 5/12: Which biome exists on the mountains? Describe 3 characteristics of this biome.

5/13: What is the name of the process in which lakes take in too much nitrogen & phosphorus, grow lots of algae and the death of this algae depletes the oxygen?

5/14: What kind of consumer gets most of its energy intake by consuming already dead organisms like road kill? 

5/15: Draw the logistic growth model graph.  Label axes and carrying capacity.







Berlese Funnel System:
1. Erlenmeyer flask - cover solid with aluminum foil.
2. Add 25 mL Ethanol (use graduated cylinder to measure) to the flask
3. Bunch up your leaf litter and wrap it with cheese cloth.
4. Place cheese cloth wad into 2-liter funnel.
5. Tape the neck of the funnel to the neck of the flask (upside down funnel...right side up flask).
6. Place under light
7. Put your name with marker on yellow tap and place on funnel.