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Ecology II CH. 30
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The Mandella Environment

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Monday: B Day

Aim: How does energy flow within the community?

Do Now: Get your lab folders and record Lab #24 Food Webs Begin working on lab.

Procedure: Students will follow the procedure outlined in Lab 30-1. They will take ten food chains and show how they are interrelated by developing a food web,

Homework #4: Complete all review questions 1-6 on page 90 of the LE Review Books.

Tuesday: A Day

Aim: What is the energy pyramid? How is it different from a food web?

Do Now: Identify the three niches on your study guide worksheet 178.

Procedure: Students will discuss how energy is lost at each step of the food chain. The amount of available energy becomes less and less. The loss of energy within the food chain can be demonstrated in an energy pyramid. Show a pyramid on the overhead and identify the producers, primary consumers and secondary consumers.  There is more available energy at the bottom of the energy pyramid. There are fewer organisms at the top of the pyramid because less energy is available to them. All living things lose heat to their surroundings.

Homework #5: Complete the enrichment worksheet 32. Identify the organisms in a salt marsh community and the relationships that exist within each niche.

Wednesday: B Day

Aim: What are the many types of relationships that exist within a community?

Do Now: Are all relationships amongst living things beneficial? Explain and provide an example in your explanation. Bring a textbook to your desk.

Procedure: After listening to students create a chart on the board and the four relationships discussed in the book. Assign one of the relationships to each group and ask them to read, summarize and report back to the class on their findings. They must define the relationship and provide an example. All material will be recorded in an organized chart.  When finished show students three pictures and have them identify the relationship that exists with the organism in the picture.

Homework #6: Choose five questions from Topic 6. We will discuss these questions tomorrow for a do now. Be prepared to read and share one of your answers.

Thursday: A Day

Aim: State Lab. Relationships and Biodiversity

Do Now: Bring Lab folder to your desk. Lab #25: Relationships and Biodiversity

Procedure: Students will read the introduction with the teacher. They will work as researchers to gather structural and molecular evidence to determine which plant species is most closely related to the hypothetical species, Botanus Curus. They will use the evidence to decide which plant species is most likely to serve as a source of the important substance Curol.  This lab activity will take 4-6 lab periods.

Homework #7: Review Books Page #                     Questions:

Friday: B Day

Aim: To identify structural and molecular evidence needed to treat cancer.

Do Now: Get lab folders and all materials necessary to complete the Lab. Continue with lab activity.

Procedure: Students will continue with Lab #25. They will work as researchers to gather structural and molecular evidence to determine which plant species is most closely related to the hypothetical species, Botanus Curus. They will use the evidence to decide which plant species is most likely to serve as a source of the important substance Curol.

Have a great weekend! No Homework!

Monday: A Day

Aim: What knowledge have I gained from Chapter 30 on Ecology?

Do Now: Study guide scientific terms

Procedure: Students will complete the study guide worksheet on the last page of their study guides. They will use their completed study guide for a resource for their test on Thursday.

Homework #8: Begin ecology review  questions on page 95 of the LE Review Books.

Tuesday: B Day

Aim: What plant species is most closely related to Botana Curus?

Do Now: Please get lab folders and bring to desk to continue the Relationships and biodiversity Lab #25

Procedure: Students will continue with the lab today that they began last week. They will complete the last test where they translate DNA code to mRNA and then locate the correct proteins on the genetic charts. All answers are recorded on the given chart and will be used when answering the analysis lab questions.

Homework #9: Complete the chapter review sheets for your test on Thursday.

Wednesday: A Day

Aim: To continue with our Lab #25: Relationships and biodiversity

Do Now: Lab folders to desk please.

Procedure: Students will work independently to answer their lab questions. The lab must be completed today.

Homework #6: Choose three questions for your test ans write question and answer on an index card.

Thursday: B Day

Aim: To review for our exam on Ecology Chapter 30

Do Now: A few minutes may be needed for students to make any last additions to their relationships and biodiversity labs.

Procedure: We will play a review game, either tic tac science or we will play science jeopardy.

Homework: Test tomorrow. Please study!!!

Friday: A Day

Aim: To evaluate our knowledge of the environment Chapter 30: Ecology

Do Now: Get lab folders and all materials necessary to complete the Lab. Continue with lab activity.

Procedure: Students will take the ecology exam. The test will be read aloud.

Have a great weekend! No Homework!

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