Friday, April 16th
Objective: I will describe how energy flows and matter cycles through an ecosystem in my science notebook.
What we did in class today: We answered questions about biodiversity and ecosystems from Dr. Art’s Guide to Planet Earth.
If you missed today: You will have to visit my room during AG on a M-W-F and using the guide, work on the reading and questions.
Thursday, April 15th
Objective: I will create a bumper sticker demonstrating the concept of “Biodiversity.”
What we did in class today: We watched part of a Bill Nye film and answered questions about biodiversity. We then sang a song about biodiversity and then made our bumper stickers.
If you missed class today: You will need to copy the class notes from a classmate and then make your own biodiversity bumper sticker. When you have completed that, show me for credit.
The biodiversity song from Pete Seeger is uploaded below:
Extra credit opportunity: Choose a critter on the song list below that is unfamilar to you. Research it and make a one page power point poster of it including a good picture and other key information. Note how long you work on it. That shall be considered extra credit.
Wednesday, April 4th
Objective:With my team, we will write a persuasive essay answering today’s target question.
What we did in class today:We finished completing Dragonfly Pond and then hung them on the wall. We saw how decisions made in one community can literally flow downstream and impact other communities.
If you missed class today:Come in to Mr. Jamsa’s class and see the Dragon Fly Pond series. Then write a one paragraph answer to the following question using what you learn from Dragonfly Pond as at least part of your answer. “Should people be able to do what they want with their property?”
Tuesday, April 3rd
Objective: With my team, we will design and create our Dragonfly Pond Community.
What we did in class today: We started our unit “Life Webs” with an introductory activity. At our new groups, we created a purposeful community for farmers, business, families, or the environment.
If you missed class today: There is nothing you can make up and you did not lose any points. The main purpose of the Dragonfly Pond activity – the real learning – will happen on Wednesday. Don’t forget to show Mr. Jamsa your Spring Research and Human Body Inquiry when you upgrade or complete them.
Monday, April 2nd
Objective: With my team, we will complete our human body inquiry analysis.
What we did in class today:Since we had snow related delays and cancelations, I gave the class one more day to compelte their human body inquiry.
If you missed today: The human body inquiries have been graded. If you are not satisifed with your grade, upgrade what you have done and show Mr. Jamsa. Also, Mr. Jamsa reviewed the Spring Homework project progress and gave out grades for that. Make sure you show Mr. Jamsa your work.
Analysis questions for the human inquiry project:
1) Problems we had with the procedure include____.
2) We solved these problems by ______.
3) Problems we could not solve with the experiment include ______.
4) With unlimited resources, we could solve these problems by _______.
5) About our two variable, we learned that_____.
6) Future studies include_______.