Monday 4/11/16
EQ: What is Ecology? How is the ecosystem organized?
Warm up: What is your Ecosystem? Who are members of your population? Your community?
Turn in dissection Packets
-Return and Review Animal Kingdom Tests
-BrainPop Ecosystems
-Labeling levels of the ecosystem
-Begin Ecology Notes
Summary: My friendly neighborhood ecosystem
HW: My Friendly Neighborhood Ecosystem – DUE FRIDAY


Tuesday 4/12/16
EQ: What are the parts of an ecosystem?
Warm up: QUIETLY READ the permission form given to you.
- Review warm up
- Biotic/ Abiotic categorizing
- Ecosystems notes- Land/ Water Biomes/wetlands
Summary: Introduce model my watershed
HW: Return Research Permission slips by Friday

Wednesday 4/13/16
EQ: What are the different biomes that exist on Earth?
Warm up: COLOR The biome map as per the directions using colored pencils at your home lab table.
-Check biome answers
-Biome review questions
Summary: Review biome questions
HW: My Friendly neighborhood ecosystem and permission slips due Friday

Thursday 4/14/16
EQ: What do I want to do with my future?
Warm up: Log on to Laptops. Go to itsi.portal.concord.org. Wait for username and password information.
-Complete MMW Pre-knowledge Survey
-Complete MMW Get to know you
HW: My Friendly neighborhood ecosystem and permission slips due Friday

Friday 4/15/16
EQ: What do I want to do with my future?
Warm up: Log on to Laptops. Go to itsi.portal.concord.org. Log in.
-Complete ROSE Pre-Career Survey
Summary: “Save the Bay- We need you”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACl4HRZzmM0
HW: Check grades and complete make up work.
Rest up for PSSAs

Monday 4/18/16
EQ: What is a watershed? Who are watershed neighbors?
Warm up: Turn on laptop and Log in to itsi.portal.concord.org. Turn your laptop around to face Mr. Blass and wait quietly for instructions.
- Watershed Video (whole group)
-MMW Part 1 simulation- Exploring my watershed.
Summary: Complete questions on the simulation and submit.
HW: Rest up for PSSAs

Tuesday 4/19/16
EQ: What is a watershed? Who are watershed neighbors?
Warm up: Complete the water cycle worksheet picked up on the way in.
-Review conclusions – Exploring my watershed (MMW PART 1)
-Water cycle review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3NeMVBcXXU
Summary: Why is water important?
HW: REST up for PSSAs

Wednesday 4/20/16
EQ: How does the water cycle impact events in my watershed?
Warm up: Read “Why is water important?” and “Freshwater pollution” – Complete questions on the back.
-Review water cycle
-Review Freshwater pollution answers
- Storm water runoff – Why it’s bad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwH2IhU-9gc&nohtml5=False
Summary: What conditions are worst for run-off?
HW: Rest up for PSSAs

Thursday 4/21/16
EQ: How do different land surfaces affect run-off?
Warm up: QUICK LAB- Water on clay vs on sand
- Review warm up conclusions
-Introduce “Land uses”
-Introduce Microsite Storm model (MMW PART 2)
Summary: Which land uses are best for managing run off?
HW: Check grades and missing work

Friday 4/22/16
EQ: How do different land surfaces affect run-off?
Warm up: Turn on laptop and Log in to itsi.portal.concord.org. Turn your laptop around to face Mr. Blass and wait quietly for instructions.
- MMW Part 2 simulation- Managing Water
-“Farming conservation practices”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1NIz6OGDAs
-Introduce MMW Part 3 conservation video clip
HW: Check grades and missing work

Monday 4/25/16
EQ: How can we make our watershed more healthy?
Warm up: Turn on laptop and Log in to itsi.portal.concord.org. Turn your laptop around to face Mr. Blass and wait quietly for instructions.
-Review Shank’s Mare Field Trip info
-Outline week/ Introduce Investigate My schoolyard (Part 4)
- Conservation Practices (Part 3- ITSI portal)
Summary: “Farming conservation practices” (1:27)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1NIz6OGDAs
HW: Ask parents about Downloading “watershed tracker” app for phones.
SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE Friday 5/13/16

Tuesday 4/26/16
EQ: What can we do to make our watershed healthy?
Warm up: What conservation practices would make sense in our schoolyard? Your neighborhood?
-Lancaster City Green development (8:58)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBgSLNz7UA4&list=PLE8AC811FFA4AC0FC&index=5
-Review conservation practices (MMW pt 3)
- Finish Ecology Notes on Water biomes/ wetlands
Summary: What is nature’s way of cleaning up our water?
HW: SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE Friday 5/13/16


Wednesday 4/27/16
EQ: Why are wetlands an important conservation focus?
Warm up: Complete Wetland metaphors
-Review Wetland metaphors
-Bill Nye “Fabulous Wetlands” video clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeUPbGWg2KU (6:51)
- Preview Part 4- Greenfield Elementary Philadelphia (9:05)
Summary: Remind about tomorrow morning!
HW: Bring appropriate clothing in the morning (50 degrees- chance of rain)
SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE Friday 5/13/16

Thursday 4/28/16
PSSA Time
EQ: What are the characteristics of our local watershed at CVMS?
Warm up: Describe specific things we can do to manage water run off in our ecosystems.
-Investigate my schoolyard (Part 4)
-Schoolyard walk- Investigating my schoolyard (Part 4)
-Tracking my schoolyard (Part 5) – Take samples using the sensors
Summary: Initiate analysis of data
HW: Analyze data/ graph data from school
SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE Friday 5/13/16

Thursday 4/28/16
EQ: What are the characteristics of our local watershed at CVMS?
Warm up: Get out Worksheet from this morning’s walk!
-Review Conclusions from our Schoolyard walk
-Preview and introduce Modify my watershed ( MWW 6 & 7)
Summary: Modify the watershed
HW: SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE Friday 5/13/16

Friday 4/29/16
EQ: What are the characteristics of our local watershed at CVMS?
Warm up: Make a few conclusions using the data gathered from our schoolyard yesterday.
-Review conclusions about CVMS watershed
-Modify and Improve our watershed (part 6+7)
HW: SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE Friday 5/13/16

Monday 5/2/16
EQ: How can we improve the watershed at CVMS using best land use practices?
Warm up: Log on to laptops and into ITSI portal
-Compare initial “best conservation practices”
- Post-Knowledge survey
-ROSE Survey- Post assessment
Summary: What we can do for the bay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZfntfCsDq4
HW: Complete any unfinished MMW modules
SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE Friday 5/13/16

Tuesday 5/3/16
EQ: How do organisms interact in the ecosystem and how are they connected in those relationships?
Warm up: Complete “Find the food chain” (front and back)
-BrainPop Food Chains (3:19)
-Ecology Notes (Energy)
-Food chains/ Food web role identification practice
Summary: BrainPop Energy Pyramid (5:04)
HW: Food web and Energy Pyramid Worksheet
SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE Friday 5/13/16

Wednesday 5/4/16
EQ: How is energy transferred through an ecosystem?
Warm up: Complete the food web worksheet you picked up
- Review Energy pyramid and food web HW
- Food web practice
-Review Food web practice
Summary: If the cougar in your farm ecosystem (food web HW) develops a disease that spreads and wipes out their population, explain what would happen to your food web
HW: Read over Chesapeake Project and Read about American Shad (Pages 4 & 5)
SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE Friday 5/13/16


Thursday 5/5/16
EQ: How can we conserve populations within the Chesapeake Bay food web?
Warm up: Describe what is represented in a food chain/ food web? What do the arrows show?
-Introduce Chesapeake Bay Food web/ conservation project
http://www.chesapeakebay.net/issues/issue/shad#inline
- Small group food web construction/ comparison
Summary: Draw individual Food webs & Conservation plans
HW: Chesapeake Bay Food web due Monday!
SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE Friday 5/13/16

Friday 5/6/16
EQ: How can we conserve populations within the Chesapeake Bay food web?
Warm up: Get out Food web project- Any questions?
- Arabian Sea Eutrophication news article
- Research Chesapeake Bay issues and Bay Health restoration strategies
http://www.chesapeakebay.net/track/health
http://www.chesapeakebay.net/track/health/bayhealth
Summary: Work on Chesapeake Food web/ Conservation Project
HW: Chesapeake Bay Food web due Monday!
SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE Friday 5/13/16


Monday 5/9/16
EQ: How do predator and prey relationship affect populations within a food chain?
Warm up: Complete “what goes up, must come down” worksheet
Turn in food web projects (Back 2 pages & Rubric- inbox) with NAME
-Review Chesapeake Bay Restoration project ideas
-Food pyramid/ Predator-Prey review
-Predator / Prey relationship http://www.phschool.com/atschool/phbio/active_art/predator_prey_simulation/index.html
-Define A niche
Summary: Mr. B’s Niche example
HW: Defining my niche activity
SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE THIS FRIDAY 5/13/16

Tuesday 5/10/16
EQ: In what ways do organisms interact that affect their survival?
Warm up: What is a niche? What happens in nature if two organisms share the exact same niche?
- Review/ Share our niches (Collect HW)
- Continue Ecology Notes (Competition and Symbiosis)
OH DEER -Review reasons for competition – limited resources/ carrying capacity
Summary: Record OH DEER Data
HW: Finish OH DEER Questions (if needed)
SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE Friday 5/13/16

Wednesday 5/11/16
EQ: In what ways do organisms interact that affect their survival?
Warm up: What are some examples of competition in nature? (Give real examples or imagined)
- Review OH Deer data and HW
- Interactions video clip – buffalo, lion, and crocodile (2:14) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U3gtsAqxTQ
-Brainpop Symbiosis (3:29)
Summary: Symbiotic relationship practice
HW: Symbiotic relationships worksheet
SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE Friday 5/13/16

Thursday 5/12/16
EQ: How does interactions between organisms lead to change in populations over short and long periods of time?
Warm up: If you had a special characteristic that made you better able to survive, what would it be and what would it help you do?
-Group Review adaptations
-Adaptation vs adapting
-Cooperative groups: (May use text Ch. 3 or computer)
http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/
1.What challenges to survival do organisms face here?
2.What adaptations do these organisms have to survive?
-Biomes sharing Review
Summary: Preview Adaptations HW
HW:Adaptations Research identification
SHANKS MARE PERMISSION SLIPS- DUE TOMORROW

Friday 5/13/16
EQ: How does interactions between organisms lead to change in populations over short and long periods of time?
Warm up: Look over the Ecology Unit study guide – Any questions?
-Invasive species/ predator-prey population changes- Evolution
http://outreach.mcb.harvard.edu/animations/preloader2.swf
- Discuss/ work on Ecology Unit Study Guide
Summary: Work Ecology study guide
HW: Ecology study guide
ECOLOGY TEST TUESDAY


Monday 5/16/16
EQ: How are all things connected in the ecosystem?
Warm up: Log on to Socrative.com
-Review study guide answers
Summary: Ecology Unit Review
HW: STUDY for Ecology Unit Quiz Tomorrow


Tuesday 5/17/16
EQ: What have we learned about the ecosystems in our world?
Warm up: Get out study guides and quiz a neighbor (5 mins)
-Review study guide answers
-Ecology Quiz
-SHANKS MARE REMINDERS FOR TOMORROW
HW: Begin Final Exam Study Guide Final Exam Monday 5/31 & Tuesday 6/1

Wednesday 5/18/16
FIELD TRIP TO SHANKS MARE!