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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Vancouver Aquarium Reminder NOTE THE MEETING TIMES!!!


We will go to the Vancouver Aquarium to do the wet lab and explore the galleries. Please fill out the paper consent form.  Cost of this trip is $17  Students will meet at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre at the following times .  NOTE THAT bus #19 Stanley Park on Kingsway takes you to the Vancouver Aquarium.






Please meet at the entrance of the Aquarium FOR ATTENDANCE. BE ON TIME!!!!

11:15 AM     SECTION 2-4 - LEAVE AFTER FIRST BLOCK
12:45 PM      SECTION 1-1 - LEAVE DURING SECOND BLOCK
1PM              SECTION 1-3 - LEAVE AT LUNCH BELL

AFTER THE PROGRAM, you may eat lunch and hang out at the aquarium until 230 at which point you will be dismissed.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Biology 11s, opportunities for conferences

Dear Biology 11s,

There is opportunity for attending a couple of conferences related to biology.  These events are not school events but they are enrichment opportunities. Thus, if you choose to attend and write about it, you may ask me to include your report in our term for credit

This is the Most Exceptional Escapade in Science Conference where you will meet world renown biologists and spend the day at UBC
http://www.bioteach.ubc.ca/portfolio/escapades-conferences/

This is the VSB sustainability conference, a conference run entirely by students.  Some of our Gladstone students are involved as facilitator artists
https://vsb-sustainabilityconference.com


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sustainable Design - Create your Ecosystem - Due Next week

THIS PROJECT IS DUE NEXT WEEK!
2-4 - Thursday, April 20th
1-1- and 1-3 - Friday, April 21

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN - Ecosystem in a shoe box
WHAT WILL YOUR ORNANISM DO?

Your group is to create a model of a sustainable ecosystem for your favourite animal inside a shoebox. There is no limit or guidelines regarding the materials you can use.

Are you providing everything that your organism needs to survive? 
- Shelter
- Food
- Reproduction

What you need:
1. A shoe box - your model should be self explanatory since it WILL be displayed in the library for everyone to see
2. Your ecosystem should be in a Vancouver neighbourhood - tell us why you decided to focus on that neighbourhood
3. Your model should take into account and demonstrate elements of (THINK ABOUT THESE WHILE YOU ARE BUILDING YOUR MODEL) - You can also use the outside of the box to explain the items below

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
ECONOMIC SUSTAINBILITY
What will happen to the surrounding community 20 years after the creation of this habitat?
Zero in – zero out
NOT THE MAIN FACTOR
What kind of people will you attract?
Are there any resources depleted?
What will happen to the waste? If any is created?
Are there any direct/indirect economic benefits of having this habitat in this neighborhood?
Who (in the community) will benefit from creating this habitat?
Will this new habitat benefit or hinder any other ecosystems?
Is its maintenance economically sustainable?


Grading Criteria: 
- Does the model meet the social, environmental, and economic criteria?
- Does the model clearly show how the ecosystem will sustain the desired organism?
- Does the model clearly show the reason of its location?
- Does the model show resourcefulness in the use of materials?
- Is the model attractive to the eye?
- Does the model show the group's understanding of the social, environmental, and economic impact of creating a new ecosystem?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Field study to the Vancouver Aquarium April 25


We will go to the Vancouver Aquarium to do the wet lab and explore the galleries. Please fill out the paper consent form.  Cost of this trip is $17  Students will meet at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre at the following times .  NOTE THAT bus #19 Stanley Park on Kingsway takes you to the Vancouver Aquarium.




Please meet at the entrance of the Aquarium FOR ATTENDANCE

11:15 AM     SECTION 2-4
12:45 PM      SECTION 1-1
1PM              SECTION 1-3

AFTER THE PROGRAM, you may eat lunch and hang out at the aquarium until 230 at which point you will be dismissed.




Field Study to Habitat Island APRIL 6

We will be visitng Habitat Island at Olympic Village. We will take the skytrain down together.

 April 6.  839 to 1130

Please organize your field study teams, select a team leader and  fill out the paper consent form

Monday, March 27, 2017

Animal Kingdom UNIT TEST and Camosun Bog Presentations

Here are some animal notes


IMPORTANT DATES! 
Animal Kingdom Unit test:
Block 2-4 - MONDAY, APRIL 3
Blocks 1-1 and 1-3 - TUESDAY, APRIL 4

The test will be divided into 3 parts:
Multiple choice questions - 10 = 10 points
Short answer questions - choose 4 of 5 options = 8 points
Long answer questions - choose 2 of 3 options = 10 points
Here is the UNIT PRACTICE TEST
Here is the ANSWER KEY to the test

CAMOSUN BOG PRESENTATIONS
Block 2-4 - FRIDAY, MARCH 31
Blocks 1-1 and 1-3 - WEDNESDAY,  APRIL 5
NOTE: Presentations are between 5 and 10 minutes long geared to visitors of the Camosun bog.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Camosun Bog Project

Here is the document of the UNIT PROJECT with the details of the project, how you will be graded and the self/peer assessment.
The self/peer assessment is 15% of your project grade.

Quick outline of the project:
You are an expert BOTANIST that will be conducting a guided tour of the Camosun Bog (www.camosunblog.blogspot.ca) to a group of tourists.
Your Brochure will be used as a key piece of information for visitors; it must be attractive to the eye (colours, font, images, etc.) and easy to read (simple language).
- You can create your brochure using templates from MS Word, or MS publisher.
- Your brochure can be a trifold type or a single letter sized page with appropriate designs (attractive to the eye).

Your presentation (5 to 10 min) should focus on the key points that you would want to get across to the Camosun Bog visitors in order to make your plant memorable (WOW factor) and create a sense of urgency in preserving this unique environment. (Focus on why it is important to conserve this ecosystem).
- For your presentation you can:
  - use the brochure you created as an aid to the presentation (electronic brochure through the projector)
  - create a prezi, power point, haiku, etc.
  - create a voice over video

NOODLETOOLS (www.noodletools.com)
5 sources required, at least 1 printed (book, peer reviewed article, magazine, etc.).
You do not need to print your resources, but they do need to be entered into noodletools.
- Steps: 
 - create your source file
 - you may use the notecards option for organizing your information. Once you have created your source, once you create a new notecard you can choose your source from the drop down menu.