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States of Matter Article Annotation 9/22

posted Sep 22, 2017, 8:49 AM by Sean Cunningham   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 9:50 AM ]

States of Matter Exploration - 9/20-9/21

posted Sep 21, 2017, 9:55 AM by Sean Cunningham   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 9:56 AM ]

States of Matter Exploration


Sub Day Assignment 9-18

posted Sep 18, 2017, 6:35 PM by Sean Cunningham

Atom Quest - 9/11/17

posted Sep 11, 2017, 10:36 AM by Sean Cunningham   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 5:57 PM ]

Assignment Instructions

Key:

Carbon = BLACK
Hydrogen = WHITE
Oxygen = RED
Nitrogen = BLUE
Chlorine = GREEN
Sulfur = YELLOW 


Answer in notebook:

1. Write the types of elements and numbers found in each station. 
    Give a list of the type of atoms found and how many (H20 = 2 Hydrogen + 1 Oxygen)

For these list each station that fits that special category.  Be able to explain WHY.
2. Which are compounds
3. Which are pure elements?
4. Which have more than one type of element?
5. Which are molecules?
6. Which are mixtures?


Station 1
Station 2
Station 3
Station 4
Station 5
Station 6
Station 7
Station 8
Station 9
Station 10


Quiz 1 Review

posted Sep 8, 2017, 9:41 AM by Sean Cunningham   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 10:02 AM ]


Element Exploration 8/30-8/31

posted Aug 30, 2017, 9:06 AM by Sean Cunningham   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 11:57 AM ]

Video for Researchers below:

Periodic Table Intro



Paper with assignment instructions:

Final Review Day 1 + Day 2

posted May 5, 2017, 8:03 AM by Sean Cunningham   [ updated May 5, 2017, 10:44 AM ]

Exam on May 10 or 11.


Wetlands:
Use the two links to find FIVE reasons why wetlands are important to the Earth's biosphere.

https://www.epa.gov/wetlands/why-are-wetlands-important
http://cas.umt.edu/watershedclinic/links/clarkfork/wetlands/wetlandvalues.htm



Photosynthesis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1iRxCaFjoo&t=76s


  • Who does photosynthesis? 
  • Why do they do it? 
  • What do they need to do it? 
  • What do they keep? 
  • What do they get rid of?



Respiration:

  • Who does cell respiration? 
  • Why do they do it? 
  • What do they need to do it? 
  • What do they keep?
  • What do they get rid of? 


Populations:

  • Read and answer the Review Questions at the bottom.
  • Numbers 1-3 in the first set
  • Numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10

Ecosystem Interactions:

  • Producers:
    • What types of organisms are they?
    • What do they do for food?
    • What is their role or purpose in an ecosystem?
  • Consumers:
    • What types of organisms are they?
    • What do they do for food?
  • Decomposers:
    • What types of organisms are they?
    • What do they do for food?
  • Herbivores:
    • What types of organisms are they?
    • What do they do for food?
  • Carnivores:
    • What types of organisms are they?
    • What do they do for food?
  • Omnivores:
    • What types of organisms are they?
    • What do they do for food?
  • Explain the relationship between predators and prey.  Give an example.
  • Explain the role of scavengers.  Give an example of a scavenger.

Competition:
  • What does competition do to relationships between species?
  • Give an example of species competing and what they are competing to gain.
  • Give an example of mutualism and explain why it matches the definition of mutualism.
  • Give an example of commensalism and explain why it matches the definition of commensalism.
  • Give an example of parasitism and explain why it matches the definition of parasitism.

Limiting Factors:

  • Give TWO examples of BIOTIC limiting factors:
  • Why are those two BIOTIC factors going to limit the size of a population?
  • Give TWO examples of ABIOTIC limiting factors:
  • Why are those two ABIOTIC factors going to limit the size of a population?

Food Chains and Webs:


Play the game above.  You must score above a 90%.  Retry until you do.  You may work with a group on this as it may not work on phones and will need a computer or tablet.  

Copy your web into your notebook when you're done.


Biodiversity:

  • What is biodiversity?
  • Name two types of ecosystems or locations that have LOW biodiversity.  
  • Name two types of ecosystems or locations that have HIGH biodiversity.
  • Why is biodiversity important to ecosystems?
  • What types of actions decrease biodiversity in an ecosystem?
  • What do invasive species do to the biodiversity of ecosystems?
  • Invasive species are bad for ecosystems because:
  • How are most invasive species moved to their new locations?

Food Web Interruption/Consequences Story 4/28

posted Apr 28, 2017, 8:37 AM by Sean Cunningham   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 8:44 AM ]

As part of anti-malarial campaign in the northern states of the island of Borneo in the late 1950’s, the World Health Organization sprayed DDT and other insecticides to kill the mosquito vector for malaria. During this campaign, DDT was sprayed in large amounts on the inside walls and ceilings of the large “long houses” that housed an entire village in these areas. As a consequence of this effort, the incidence of malaria in the region fell dramatically. However, there were two unintended consequences of this action. There was an increase in the rate of decay of the thatched roofs covering the long houses because a moth caterpillar that ingests the thatch avoided the DDT but their parasite, the larvae of a small wasp, did not. Also, the domestic cats roaming through the houses were poisoned by the DDT as a consequence of rubbing against the walls and then licking the insecticide off their fur. In some villages, the loss of cats allowed rats to enter, which raised concerns of rodent-related diseases such as typhus and the plague. To rectify this problem in one remote village, several dozen cats were collected in coastal towns and parachuted by the Royal Air Force in a special container to replace those killed by the insecticides.


Create food chains based on the events in this story. Be ready to discuss why everything happened as it did.

Food Web Project 4-24/4-25 DUE Wed/Thu

posted Apr 23, 2017, 8:41 PM by Sean Cunningham   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 8:44 AM ]

PROJECT IS DUE BY THE END OF THE FIRST HOUR OF CLASS ON YOUR WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY BLOCK DAY THIS WEEK.

CLICK THESE LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION

Food Web Introduction 4/19-4/20

posted Apr 19, 2017, 9:28 AM by Sean Cunningham



1. List all producers
2. List all consumers
3. List any decomposers
4. List TWO complete food chains and label each level correctly.
5. Which organisms in the web are PRIMARY consumers?
6. Which organisms in the web are SECONDARY consumers?
7. Which organisms in the web are TERTIARY consumers?

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