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Monday, October 16, 2017

Test on Oct 17

Be prepared to answer about 30 detailed multiple choice questions based on all the bolded words from these notes  and also 10 marks long answer will be from the worksheet you worked on from this presentation.   Also 10 marks based on knowing the species we saw from Lighthouse park

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Kingdom plantae evolution notes
And a Plant evolution lab activity which will take us maybe two periods

Plants alternate their generations.  If humans did this, it would be something like this


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Sk'i-wit-sut Lighthouse Park Reflection and a video on Mother Trees

Think back to your trip to Lighthouse Park and analyze it with your senses.  Compare and contrast your sensory experiences in
1.  Downtown Vancouver, as we waited for the bus
2.  Lighthouse Park forest or foreshore (the rocky beach)

Questions.  What did you

see - light levels
hear sounds
smell
touch - what textures did you sense

What was the ground beneath you like...
What was the mood of the place?
What interactions did you observe (think of forest interactions)

How did you experience the living things around you?

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sk'i-wit-sut Lighthouse Park Field Study

We spent a few hours doing a species inventory and walk at Sk'i-wit-sut Lighthouse Park. We observed old growth Cedar, Douglas Fir, Pinus Contorta, Arbutus and understory species such as salal, salmonberry, huckleberry, amongst others.  



Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lighthouse Park POSTPONED to Sept 28

THE FIELD STUDY IS POSTPONED to Sept 28
FIELD TRIP FORM HERE and it is due on friday . please fill it in by friday night with your parents

email  your assignment to msngscience@gmail.com

trail map is here

This field study is still being approved AND I need to collect remaining  consent forms.  Meanwhile, we will get into our study groups and do the following:

Create a trip safety plan:  30 marks  marks for each item below. Marks will be deducted if work is incomplete, late or incorrect.  5 marks deducted if it is not neatly done with good presentation values (attractive and organized)

1.  Names of group members, including cell phone numbers
2.  Name of group leader
3.  Draw a map of the park (copy it from this link)
4.  Make a detailed trip plan 
  a. how will you meet
  b. If we meet at Hudson bay downtown, which bus do we take to Lighthouse park especially if we take attendance at 9am? 
  c.  Which is the bus stop at lighthouse and name the one right before it.
  
5.  On your map of the park colour code our route
6.  What hazards are to be found at Juneper Point?  how do we mitigate those hazards?
7.  What hazards are possible when we walk through trails?
8.  What hazards exist at Lighthouse Park?

9.  What if a group member goes missing during our trip, what is your group response?

SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
Find the two part latin name and photo of each of these plants:
Put them all in a document.

Animals
1.  Douglas squirrel
2.  Robin
3.  Pileated woodpecker
4   Barred owl
5. Little brown bat

Trees
6.  Douglas Fir
7. western red cedar
8. yellow cedar
9. Western Hemlock
10.  Juniper species
11. Arbutus

Bushes
12. Huckleberry
13 blueberry
14. oregon grape
15.  salmonberry
16. kinnikinik
17.  salal

Mosses
18. moss species (on the ground)
19. spanish moss

Ferns
20.  Swordfern

FUNGI
21. Bracket fungi

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Intro to Classification

Quiz questions based on these notes
Finsh our lab today and go over notes.
next day's questions:

1.     What is classification
2.     Who invented Classification?
3.     What is a two part name

4.     Name the taxons


Next day's lecture:  continue with our study of classification
1.     What are the biological basis for classification?
2.     Define:
a.     Heterotroph
b.     Autotroph
c.     Eukaryotic
d.     prokaryotic

- Define Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protozoa, BACTERIA (monera)


Get into your field study groups for Lighthouse Park.








Friday, September 8, 2017

Finish up the Classification Activity, Biology Quiz 1, Field Study

Your Biology Quiz 1 is here

The field study is here

The Lab

purpose: examine specimen using sense of touch

1.  make a drawing
2. write 10 characteristics
3. is it living or not?
4. For number 3, give 5 points of evidence
5.  group the specimens based on similarity

all drawings done 12
characteristics     6
Evidence           12
out of 30

25-30 thoroughly done
15-24 done but rushed and complete
less than 15 - incomplete


Monday, June 5, 2017

Final Project guidelines all due June 15 for evaluation. Note the tour must be done by the day of the tour,

You prepared cards for an ecosystem: You will get self evaluation, teacher evaluation and peer evaluation using the following guidelines

ALL THE ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE ON YOUR BLOG.
CARDS ON AN ECOSYSTEM: 50 marks 

A PICTURE OF YOUR CARDS OUGHT TO BE UPLOADED ON YOUR BLOG  10 marks

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

PRESENTABLE: 10 marks
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

SPECIES IDENTIFICATION  25 marks one page
2.   What are the native species in this place.  Name at least 10 native plant species in 10 minutes.  Identify them.
10 marks for at least 10 or more species

3.  What animals use this site and what is the evidence of their presence. Show photographs of the animals that live there and tell the story of their habitat.
at least 10 photos or drawings of animals    10 marks
 The drawings are complete and ready to show the students   5 marks

4. ECOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS 15marks one page
a.  What ecological interactions are there (they can play your card game!).  Who eats who? Who lives where?  5 marks
b. . Are there invasive species were?  Identify and describe.   5 marks
c.  presentation: this content is one page, waterproof and in colour and finished 5 marks.



COMMUNITY OUTREACH 20 MARKS
10 MARKS YOU ATTENDED A COMMUNITY EVENT and have pictures of each member of your group at the event

10 marks: you wrote a description of what you learned at this event


DICHOTOMOUS KEY  30 marks
1.  Your key is logical going from general to specific 10 marks
          if your key needs a few edits to make it more logical 7-8 marks
          if your key needs many edits to make it logical  0-5 marks

2.  Your key uses pictures to help people understand the pathway 10 marks
         if your key uses pictures which are not accurate and needs some editing to make it better 6-8
         if your key uses wrong pictures and needs much editing to make it better 0-5

3.  Your key is published on the blog  10 marks
         if your key is in paper format 6-8
         if your key is not published 0 marks

GROUP EVALUATION HERE

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSE HERE

Friday, June 2, 2017

dichotomous key possibilities

Some people are using a blog platform and others are using
https://creately.com

Your Tour of an Ecosystem

You will be taking a class on an ecotour of a local ecosystem.

The requirements for this assignment are as follows

1.  You attended the rehearsal of the tour by going with the class when we did the rehearsal/preview
2.   You wrote a lesson plan consisting of at least two pages and this lesson plan includes all requirements.  This lesson plan is due a week before the tour.
3. You completed a dichotomous key for this ecotour

4.  You received work period marks for class time working on this project (5 kms/class)