Louise Culver's Science Classes

Science changing society…


November 30, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: Create a comic strip that uses all of your vocabulary words: solar wind, meteoroid, meteor, meteorite, chondrite

–Articles due

–Small Groups: “The Sun-Earth-Moon System Quiz” analysis à give students a copy of the quiz. Through discussion, students use notes, & book to determine the correct answers for quiz questions.

–Individuals: retake “The Sun-Earth-Moon System Quiz” *students that took quiz form A, take form B for retake, Bàretake C, Cà retake A

 

APES:

Warm Up: Two species of buttercup can be found in the same field in South Dakota.  They emerge at different times: one species emerges and flowers in early spring, and the other species emerges in late summer, after the first species has set seed. Both flower species are pollinated by the same insect species, which is common in spring and summer.  The different flowering times are likely due to

 

 

–Small Groups: Modeling Exponential Growth

 

*Lab Write Up (graphs & conclusions) due Wednesday (11-18-2015)

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November 20, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: Get your paper ready for today’s quiz. Write your name, today’s date & class period in the upper right hand corner of your paper; & title the paper “-The Impact Events and the Earth System (Week 13)”. Then, sit quietly.

 

–Individuals-Quiz: The Impact Events and the Earth System (Week 13)—

 

–Newsela Article—”Fact or Fiction?: The Sixth Mass Extinction Can Be Stopped”–

 
APES:

Rabbits were introduced to Australia about 100 years ago for the purpose of hunting.  They have been multiplying, eating up the native vegetation, and destroying the native habitat of other small animals, ever since.  In the 1950’s, in order to control the rabbit population, government scientists released the myxomatosis virus.  The virus, which dramatically reduced the rabbit population, is an example of ____________________.

 

–Small Groups: Modeling Exponential Growth


November 19, 2015

Earth Science:

–Whole group: video Discovery Channel – Large Asteroid Impact Simulation (4:46)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU1QPtOZQZU

 

Start vocabulary for this section (Word-definition-picture): solar wind, meteoroid, meteor, meteorite, chondrite (5 words; p. 73 & 74).

You have 25 minutes to work on vocabulary. Vocab graphic organizers will be graded tomorrow.

–Partners: Read “Asteroids & Comets” (p. 71-74)

 

APES:

A laboratory experiment followed the growth of a flour beetle (Tribolium sp.) population over time.  At first the population increased dramatically but later growth slowed and the population size leveled off. While food (the wheat flour in which they live) was abundant, it was noticed that flour beetles resorted to eating their own eggs when densities got high. What can we conclude about cannibalism in this species?

 

–Small Groups: Modeling Exponential Growth


November 18, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

–Warm Up: Finish Investigate (p. 68)

 

*Early Release

 

 

APES:

Warm Up: List ways that rapid growth may be temporarily observed in a population.

Most parasites have evolved to _____ their host.

 

*Early Release & Senior Dodge Ball


November 17, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: See classmate or Ms. Culver

–Partners: finish Investigate “Impact Events and the Earth System” (p. 67)

 

 

APES:

Warm Up: What is the maximum rate at which a population may increase?

What determines an ecosystem’s carrying capacity (K) for a population?

 

–Small Groups: Modeling Exponential Growth

 


November 16, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

What Do You See?”(p. 67)

Examine the illustration. Focus on the different aspects of the illustration & interpret meaning. How does the title of the section relate to the illustration?

–Individuals: Think About It (p. 67). à Small groupà Whole groups

–Partners: Investigate “Impact Events and the Earth System” (p. 67)

APES:

Warm up: Create a concept map using the following terms: biosphere, community, ecosystem, population, individual

àSmall groups: combine ideas to create a superior concept map.

Individuals:  The organisms that represent all of the different interacting species within an ecosystem make up a ____________________________.

When individuals are found to be distributed evenly throughout an ecosystem it is often because_____________________________.

-make dice for tomorrow’s activity: “Modeling Exponential Growth”


November 13, 2015

EARTH SCIENCE:

Warm Up: Get your paper ready for today’s quiz. Write your name, today’s date & class period in the upper right hand corner of your paper; & title the paper “-The Sun-Earth-Moon System (Week 12)”. Then, sit quietly.

–Quiz: “-The Sun-Earth-Moon System (Week 12)”

–Newsela Article: “French Supertide Photo Goes Viral, But What is it?”

APES:

–Chapter 5 Quiz

–Begin Reading Chapter 6

*Bring book to class every day