Friday, November 20, 2015

Orphan Wildlife presentation.

Monday Afternoon, some very special guests will be visiting Gladstone Library:

Their mandate, quoted from their website is:
"Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society is a non-profit organization whose volunteers are dedicated to public education and the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned birds. O.W.L. became a Society in January 1985 (Registration No. S-19879). O.W.L. is licensed through Fish and Wildlife, now known as the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
O.W.L. is on call seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Public tours are available daily in July and August and every Saturday and Sunday from September to June between 10:00am and 3:00pm.
The facility specializes in raptors (i.e. eagles, falcons, hawks and owls). Birds of prey patients at O.W.L. number over four hundred each year and as O.W.L.’s facilities have expanded, so has the intake. Primary care for injured birds (i.e. fluid injections, tube feeding, and initial treatment of broken bones to stabilize) is administered by staff. Veterinary care (i.e. surgery involving the pinning of fractures, radiographs and amputations) is contributed by local clinics such as Huff Animal Hospital, Richmond Animal Hospital, and Tsawwassen Animal Hospital."

Notes on evolution. Remember to go to the library after lunch for Owls

Quiz on monday

on these notes:

monday print up the notes on how evolutionary change occurs:

How evolutionary change occurs

also powerpoints on
punctuated equilibrium
natural selection

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

study questions for test on Oct 22

Biology 11 review question for exam:

Answer these questions using your notes, lab diagrams, and selected text
Notes and handout:
  1. What are the criteria of life?
  2. How is life organized? What are the levels of organization
Field study at Central park
  1. Field Study: Identify plants in a west coast rainforest, describe
    and draw:
    1. trees: vine maple, cedar, hemlock, douglas fir
    2. bushes: salal, huckleberry, salmonberry, red elderberry
    3. ground cover: moss, ferns
be prepared to identify the plants from a picture
You have 2 plant diagrams:
  1. Plant diagrams: Summarize the correct order of plant evolution.
  2. What are three evolutionary trends of plants?
  3. How do land plants adapt to conditions on land?
    1. Identify how plants prevent water loss
    2. How do tracheophyte plants disperse their male gametophyte?
      1. Ferns (use swimming sperm.)
      2. Conifers ( use wind pollination)
      3. angiosperms (use wind AND vector pollination (attract the pollinator))
    3. How do plants move water up from the ground?
  4. What is the definition of a plant?
  5. See the plant diagrams: Also textbook p. 257 to 274,
    primarily the diagrams. What are the primary characteristics
    and examples of plants classified
    1. Phylum Bryophyta
    2. Phylum Tracheophyta
    3. phylum Tracheophyta, class pterophyta
    4. Tracheophyta, class sphenophyta
    5. Tracheophyta, gymnosperm class ginkgo
    6. Tracheophyta, gymnosperm class coniferae
    7. Tracheophyta, class angiospermae
  6. You drew two reproductive diagrams.  Be prepared to label the reproductive diagrams of
    1. moss
    2. fern
    3. recognize micropic view of sori, sporangium, spores,
      moss gametophyte  
Classification notes (handout) : and the text: p196-199

  1. Who invented classification?
  2. What is binomial nomenclature and give an example
  3. What are the five kingdoms of life? Give a definition and
    an example
  4. How do scientists know that some life forms are more
    closely related than others?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Welcome to Biology 11

What defines the parameters of life and death?  Why is a rock nonliving and a barnacle alive?  How does a jellyfish function with no brain, no heart? Probe, observe, examine, dissect the three hearts of a squid, the taste buds of a fly, “fangs” on a spider, “breathing” apparatus on leaves, carnivorous plants.  Record your observations in a journal, a sketchbook or blog.  Indulge in a microbial wine and cheese.  Get dirty as stewards of an urban bog, dig in our school community garden. 

This course explores the universal processes of life from the tiniest microbe to a blue whale.  All living things have common traits and interconnections.  These traits can evolve and change in response to a changing environment. Our modern, urban life is accelerating environmental change at a rate that may exceed the ability for organisms to adapt.  There are now 6 billion people on earth.  3 billion are in cities.  By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on earth and 6 billion will be in cities.  If all the cities are exactly like ours, we would need four earths.  Biology 11 provides a biological, ecological context to inform our ability to design a sustainable future -  which you must do within your lifetime.