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Procesdures and syllabus
HW: Sign syllabus
Rules and procedures. Get you know you.
Assignment: Make goals on hand
Intro to Cornell Notes 10 minutes
Brainstorm scientific method 5 minutes
Observation vs Inference 10 minutes
Whiteboard activity 5 minutes
Write difference between observation, inference and prediction 5 minutes
Highlight main ideas notes
Prediction vs hypothesis
Highlight main ideas in notes
Write up Egg Lab
Scientific Method Quiz
List biotic vs abiotic
Write/define levels of organization
draw out levels of a population
Partner Share earth as a system
Vocab: richness vs evenness
Read article about biodiversity and answer questions
Article: 6th mass extinction
Highlight and write out main ideas
Extinction 6 minute video
Reasons for high biodiversity in the tropics article/jigsaw
Read change in biodiverity and answer question on WS
Turn in Change in Biodivisity WS
Read article about 6th extinction
Answer questions from 6th extinction in notes:
1. What was the study about?
2. Reason for decreasing species richness?
3. Results of the study
Video notes on biodiverity hotspot
jigsaw tropics article. 8 reasons put in notes.
notes on latitude gradient
genetic variation video
Reading/notes: levels of biodiverity
1. Progress report: all missing work due Friday.
Highlight and read article about 3 types of biodiveristy. Answer questions about the article into notebook.
Mouse activity---see me for WS
1. Variation video: take notes
2. Genetic variation pocket mice activity: Turn in answers WS
Activity: group ecosystem services into a groups and compare to actual list.
1. Read/notetake ecosystem services article
2. Ecosystem service video
3. Highlight notes
1. How much is clean water worth Article
2. Notes on why conserve.
Notes: Threats to biodiveristy
Brainstorm, PPT notes, video, share notes
Read "10 most threatened hotspots" article and add to notes from 9/5
Notes: conservation. Watch videos and add to notes
Research your hotspot. Fill out WS.
With research, write hotspot paper using intext citation. Follow research WS/rubric.
Finish works cited page and intext citations. Print and turn in papers.
Review Biodiveristy---fill out WS review guide.
Audobon Society guest speaker: birding
1. Observe Eggs/Sketch and color eggs.
2. Test Water. Record Data.
Wildlife on the Brink WS: Reading, video notes, and discussion. See me WS
Story of the bison---reading, video, math problem.
See me for the reading WS packet.
Finish Bison reading
Test Trout Water
Changing the Tides WS: reading, video, and discussion. See me for WS packet.
Important events to wildlife conservation WS ---see me for WS
America's wildlife activity---add to notes 9/21
Observe eggs (in trout WS packet)
Add to climograph
In groups put together conservation timeline at lab
Fill out timeline reflection WS. Turn in WS tomorrow.
Notes on conservation laws
research a conservationist--WS
Read forward and chpt 1 of Silent Spring
Discussion of Ms. Carson's role in enviro laws
Video on pesticides and DDT
Video on natioanl parks: america's best idea
training for next week's field trip.
video and notes on the restoration of Fossil Creek
Periods 1-4, return end of lunch
discuss rachel carson and discuss conservation history. Take quiz. monitor fish.
intro to water cycle, read 1 "Groundwater"
set up aquifer lab
porosity and permeability notes
porosity and permeability lab
reading 2 and 3
finish aquifer lab
Read article: who manages water in AZ---see me for article
Answer questions on WS
verde video---5 min.
verde map---review watershed
Effects of groundwater pumping USGS video
verde river map
USGS video about pumping
Water for Wildlife article Reading and WS---due tomorrow
Chris Jenson speaks about verde river
Verde Video: 10 min.
Finish USGS video
Santa Cruz article
collect water usage HW
flim maker Hue comes in for a showing of his documentary: Viva la Verde
review verde article and Viva La Verde presentaiton
brainstorm riparian habitat
read what riparian habitats provide article
reflection from field trip. Alternative assignment for those that didn't attend field trip.
Review biomes. Take notes of temp and precip for each biome.
functions of the verde article
Beaver role video
Ecologic importance of river article and whiteboard
foundation species PPT/notes
REview climographs for AZ. Take notes on elevation and latitude.
Thousand Invisible cords video and notes
finish thousand invible cords video
San Pedro article (solutions)
brainstorm order of paper. organize all evidence by using the provided works cited.
write 1st paragraph and thesis statement
water paper due and all missing work.
notes/video/activity explaining how earth is unevenly heated
design lab that explores how different substrates heat and cool
analyze climate map
analyze climographs of different biomes
create a climograph of AZ
PPT with coloring in of map.
Tina will discuss birding and tracking birding via ebird website
Anna from Friends of the Verde Greenway will come in to discuss tomorrow's field trip and monitoring techniques.
all day field trip to Dead Horse to monitor invasive species with Friends of the Verde Greenway
notes on climate for each biome
analzyxe AZ climographs
notes on elevation and latitude
notes on elevation and latitude.
Summary about uneventing heating
Life Zones reading and WS---see me.
How biomes are not uniform.
add to distrubance notes. Compare tropical and temperate grasslands.
Review WS. Test tomorrow.
test fish water
Research AZ resources
climate of AZ notes
Over AZ video: write discription of lanscape
read and highlight ecosystem reading. fill out guided notes.
finish reading guided notes from yesterday.
answer AZ ecosystem questions.
Card game with ecosystem questions.
using precip and temp map out ecosystems
finish mapping ecosystems
notes on speices distribution
finish plant ID.
Finish reivew WS.
game: who are you talking to
Watch video and note communication type and reason
Compare and contrast learned vs innate
define and practice writing proximate and ultimate questions.
Rewrite Tinbergens' 4 questions.
Topic: Fixed Action Reponse
Fixed Action response, write proximate and ultimate questions for innate behavior
Test fish water
Close read article and answer questions.
behavior quiz 1
Intor to plant behavior
review activitities and Quiz.
notes: plant behavior
Set up plant lab
Set up plant lab
notes: directional movement
Finish plant lab
graph and conclusion for plant lab
turn in plant lab
Finish lab and turn in.
Notebook check. Progress reports passed out. Missing work due this friday.
Summarize taxis, noting shrimp and worm lab.
Notes. Topic: communiction
Reading: highlight definition, example, and limitations.
Write into notebook.
fill out chart on the back of reading.
Notes on associative vs non-associative learning. Videos and class discussion.
Notes: operant conditioning, non-associative learning, habituation
Look at videos, highlight and write 3 questions.
summary: asociative and non-assocative learning
Notes: spatial learning
Reading: corvid article
intro to lab
Independent research/lab write up
into to betta fish lab. Make observations.
Notes: higher level learning
Lab write up for independent research.
Preform experiment. Collect data. HW: graph, write conclusion, and background info.
Notes: mating systems. Factors that dictate mating systems. Start reading "why females are so choosey" article.
Quiz 2: 15 questions/30 points.
Notes: Intersexual Selection
finish reading article, discuss questions with partner and write answers
Read benefits and indirect benefits. make t chart in notes.
Highlight and write questions.
gigsaw article---read and share notes with partners
REview WS and stalk eye reading
Notes foraging activity
Case Study: squirrel reading
Notes: Optimal foraging theory
foraging activity at lab
prey choice theory notes
patch choice theory notes
Many students out because of ACT testing.
Video: Amazing Octopus---most intelligent animals
Finish up patch choice theory.
Write summary about foraging behavior using 10 vocab words. Turn in for points.
Notes: Alturistic behavior
Review WS. Test tomorrow.
Notes on density depedent and independent limiting factors
Activity: collect data on rabbit, enviro, and fox---start to graph.
finish mini-activity from yesterday. Turn in.
Reading and and answer questions about population dynamics. Turn in. If not complete, homework.
Start on exponential growth.
Practice worksheet. Start on logistic growth notes.
finish notes. Watch video. Practice worksheet.
Two videos. Concept map. Answer questions about how the enviro is effected by presence/absence of wolves.
case study: kaibab deer
Population reading and questions
population sampling activity
Aldo Leopold reading
sampling populations aricle
discuss ways to sample populations
sampling lab---collect plant data using two sampling techniques.
Outside: run transects and collect data.
Answer questions about sampling techniques.
read selected chapters and answer questions. See me for WS.
reading on fire and grazing on grasslands
intro to case study: rangeland in southern AZ
Look at repeat photography and create hypothesis about range land.
Write questions about your site and four sites. Turn into hypothesis. Analyze data.
Santa Rita Conclusions and Reflections
PPT notes on history of ponderosa pine forest
Pondo WS looking at population numbers over the years
Yellowstone fire video
Notes on fire, wildfire and fire regime
construct historic and present day forests and burn forests at different angles.
Read "REscue at Sterling Hatchery"
discuss rescue at hatchery.
Restoration notes and video
class meets in auditorium. Not class due to AIMS testing periods 1 and 2.
finish discussing restoration. Write summary referencing the past and currect practices.
Watch yellowstone fire
estimating widlife populations
REad telemetry article
Watch video examples
reintroduction of wolves into AZ
Read article about basic behavior of wolves
Setting up for telemtry activty on monday (tracking wolves)
Watch video about Godwit migration
Read NAt Geo article about tracking bird migration and write 8 questions.
Turn in highglighted reading and questions.
Discuss skills needed for field sci
Read article about using telemetry on wolves
Watch article about AZGF and wolf reintroduction
Learn basics of mapping
Use maps to mark territory
Draw polygon into habimap
Read demography article
Fill out worksheet about demography
finish telemetry wolf activity. Turn in discussion questions.
Map territory with polygon on habimap.org
collect survivorship WS from Friday
Notes on curve
bubble lab graph and conclusion
notes on r and k selected
tests dissolved oxygen
test tank water. Get ready for field trip
Field trip conclusion
notes: interactions between communities
habitat vs niche
notes: prairie concept map
reading about prairie dog
food web prairie organisms---write out adaptations and interatctions
prairie dog notes and video
reading, video, discuss issues
summary about ferrets
review for 1,3,5
exam for 2,4,6
finals: half day