Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Final Exam will be June 20th. Make a Study Package

Final will be based directly on these questions/notes

Show me your complete study package that shows the following materials completed:  Make a table of contents and demonstrate you did this: 50 marks for a complete study package

1. Questions on the back of this package Echinodermata
2. a. Do this review sheet on Arthropoda.  Note the mistake under the word "diversity"  Uniramia should say insecta and Chelicerates should say arachnid
2. b.  Platyhelmithes and Nematoda notes here.
3. Molluska notes here.  Know the general characteristics of all mollusks and the key examples
4. Protozoa:  know each of the phyla, locomotion and examples from these notes
5. intro to kingdom animalia
6. intro to cnidaria and porifera
7.  Introduction to Microbiology Notes,
8. evolution
How evolutionary change occurs
9.  Classification is in  these notes

Echinodermata notes and video

here are your notes to download  with questions.  Answer these questions.

Characteristics of the phylum.
Class Asteroideat
Class Ophiuroidea
Class Echinoidea
Class Holuthuroidea


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Camosun Bog project


Initial bog visit. MEET AT  19TH AND CAMOSUN STREET 1230   APRIL 25 AND MAY 1


April and May
The purpose of the Camosun Bog Project is to learn about Kingdom Plantae in a real
ecosystem and to gain experience with habitat restoration. Students will become familiar with
bog species: examples of bryophytes, tracheophytes, monocots and dicots. They will learn
about the bog as a place where different plants compete and where abiotic conditions favour
one or the other to win the competition. Finally, they will learn how restoration biology can
restore abiotic conditions and bring an ecosystem back to life.

Schedule and Evaluation:

April schedule:

two one page summaries of observing or taking part in work parties at Camosun bog choose
Each summary is out of 10 marks. The summary shows
what you observed. You are not required to volunteer to do any restoration work.

-form groups for Camosun bog project: two to four per group
-At least two members of your group attend two of the Saturday work parties and write
a one page summary of what you did there.
-Begin the draft of your project
Go to the bog for class leave school during silent reading to get there on time.

May Schedule All of these classes are in the bog. Leave school 1130
and arrive promptly at the bog 1230  for attendance and class work.  The following events will take place in  Late April May:
 bog rehearsal and bog orientation: flashcards due
 bog story and games due for peer review
 Bog Buddy program rehearsal.
first tour with one class
Second tour with a different class


1. Create an illustrated narrative about the bog in form of a story book. Include the
following key points:
1. 15000 years ago: ice age
2. 10000 years ago: ice melted, leaving a lake in camosun bog
3. 6000 years ago: sphagnum moss, the keystone species of the bog began to grow
4. dead moss turned into peat
5. peat did not decay due to bog conditions:
      1. high water table
      2. acid conditions
       3. low oxygen
      4. low nutrients

6. more bog plants came and the ecosystem became stable:
        1. sphagnum moss
        2. labrador tea
         3. kalmia
         4. arctic starflower
          5. pinus contorta
          6. round leaf sundew  Drosera rotundifolia
           7. bog blueberry

7. 100 years ago, vancouver was built: drains removed the water from the bog.
Water table went down. Bog plants died and became soil. Invasive plants arrived:
         1.  salal
          2.  huckleberry vaccinium parvifolium
          3.  oval leaf blueberry:  vaccinium
          4.  western hemlock
          5.  polytrichum moss

8. Camosun bog restoration group restored the bog: removed the soil: lowered the
soil level by 20 cm, reintroduced bog plants, removed the invasives.


MAKE FLASHCARDS of native and INVASIVE bog species
 Make flashcards about the bog. See file called “bog plants to know”. Create a game
for the flashcards. Include both invasives and native species.

Go to the bog station rehearsal and familiarize yourself with the bog stations. 5
minutes per station.

Present your learning materials during the bog buddy tour.



1. USER-FRIENDLY: 10 marks
9-10 marks: the cards are playable and they are fun.
6-8 marks: the cards are playable, they could be more fun
0-5 marks:  the cards are confusing or not playable.
CONTENT: 20 marks
18-20 marks:  the content of the cards are accurate and correct.  There may be minor spelling errors but they were corrected.
12-16  marks: the content of the cards have some major mistakes which were corrected
0-10 marks: the content has major mistakes

9-10 marks: the cards are colourful and look professionally illustrated or the photos are good quality
6-8 marks: the cards are colourful. There are a few pencil marks showing
0-5 marks: the cards are in draft form in pencil or they are messy

2.  TOUR OF THE ECOSYSTEM  total:  50 marks
STORY 10 marks
1,  Tell the story and history of this place.  How have people used this place in the past.  For example Central park, the trees were felled by the British Navy for masts.   And many of the stumps were hand logged...  Habitat island was formed to replace shoreline.  out of 10marks based on 
a. it is accurate    out of 5
b. it is on one page and beautifully presented   2
c.  clearly written    3

1.  Your tour group will be given a chance to assess their bog tour experience. They will assess based on a scale of 1-5
a.   My tour guides were friendly and enthusiastic
b.  I played a game during the tour
c.   I found out the names of my tour guides!  
d.  I learned at least 10 species (we will quiz them on species)
e.   I know who the bog belongs to (Musqueam)
f.  I know how a bog is formed.  
g.  I know at least 5 fun facts that I didn't know before.
h.  Here is my feedback for my group leaders. 


Monday, April 16, 2018

Biology Open Book Quiz: Identify the parasite and draw a cartoon

The photocopy room has blank sheets of paper.  Find these and use them to do the following
assignment:  This is due at the end of class: 30 marks

15 marks:  you answered the question correctly
10 marks: the presentation is neat,  and in pen or ink
 5 marks: you use colour and it is creative

In the following scenarios, write down
1. Which parasitic worm are causing the symptoms and situations. Draw a cartoon of how the parasite infected the host in this situation
2.  Draw the life cycle of the parasite
3.  How is the parasite treated

Use this as a reference

Watch this video before you do the assignment

1.  Tom drank water that was not sterilized while he lived in Ghana.  Before long, he noticed that there was something strange under his skin.  It looked like there was a piece of string under his skin on his leg

2.  Angie was walking barefoot at a park.  After a few months, she began to notice that she felt weak.  She suffered from anemia

3.  Read this account of a parasite on the playground  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/health/toxocara-children-new-york-playgrounds.html

4.   Read an account of a parasite from fish