**Welcome.  Scroll down to access daily learning targets, activities,  resources, and homework.

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Wednesday, February 5

 Learning Target: By the end of class, students will be able to synthesize the relationships between plants, animals, and the abiotic factors within an ecosystem as evidenced by their balancing nail lab.

Work Session:

Balancing Nail Lab

Balancing Nail and Ecosystem Phenomenon

Balancing Nail Lab_Safety_PPT

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Thursday, February 6

 Learning Target: By the end of class, students will be able to synthesize the relationships between plants, animals, and the abiotic factors within an ecosystem as evidenced by their Guided Reading Notes.

Work Session:

Jigsaw guided reading ,introduction to ecology ( Unit 5, Lesson 1, p. 346-357) . Direct Instruction: Lecture and check notes.

Ecology Notes

Ecology Questions

Ecosystem Video Clip

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Friday, February 7

Learning Target:

by the end of class, students will be able to illustrate and describe how how energy is transferred within an ecosystem as evidenced by their illustrations, guided reading, & comprehension questions.

Work Session:
Jigsaw guided reading ,introduction to ecology ( Unit 5, Lesson 2, p. 360-371) . Direct Instruction: Lecture and check notes.

Energy Flow Notes

Energy Flow Questions

Food Web video clip:

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Monday, February 10

Learning Target: By the end of class, students will be able to manipulate the populations of four creatures (trees, deer, bears, and mushrooms) in a forest and analyze data on a line graph demonstrating changes to the ecosystem.

Work Session:

Forest Ecosystem Gizmo Lab

Forest Ecosystem SE  

Homework: Study for ecology and food web quiz Friday using your notes and blog resources such as legends of learning activities

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Tuesday, February 11

Learning Target: By the end of class, students will be able to create an argument (for/against) of why the introduction of hawks to an ecosystem would have a positive or negative affect on the numbers of snakes, rabbits, and grass in an ecosystem as evidenced by their Gizmo Lab report and assessment questions.

Work Session:

Food Chain Gizmo Lab

Food Chain SE

 

Homework: Study for ecology and food web quiz Friday using your notes and blog resources such as legends of learning activities

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Wednesday, February 12

Learning Target: By the end of class, students will be able to describe energy flow through an ecosystem and the function of an organism in a Ga Salt Marsh as evidenced by their food web model and assessment questions.

Work Session:
1. Exploring Food Webs in a GA Salt Marsh Activity: (Two Days to complete) Completed in heterogeneous cooperative Learning Groups

Pretend you are a marine biologist studying a variety of species from Georgia’s coastal areas. Study the various diets of the organisms living there and construct a food web. Identify a single food chain in your web. Identify the producers, consumers (herbivores,   omnivores, carnivores), and decomposers. Also, identify one predator/prey relationship.

Salt marsh food web assignment

Salt Marsh Food Web Preparation chart

Georgia Salt Marsh descriptors

Homework: Study for ecology and food web quiz Friday using your notes and blog resources such as legends of learning activities

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Thursday, February 13

Learning Target: By the end of class, students will be able to describe energy flow through an ecosystem and the function of an organism in a Ga Salt Marsh as evidenced by their food web model and assessment questions.

Work Session:
1. Exploring Food Webs in a GA Salt Marsh Activity: (Two Days to complete) Completed in heterogeneous cooperative Learning Groups

Pretend you are a marine biologist studying a variety of species from Georgia’s coastal areas. Study the various diets of the organisms living there and construct a food web. Identify a single food chain in your web. Identify the producers, consumers (herbivores,   omnivores, carnivores), and decomposers. Also, identify one predator/prey relationship.

Salt marsh food web assignment

Salt Marsh Food Web Preparation chart

Georgia Salt Marsh descriptors

Homework: Study for ecology and food web quiz tomorrow using your notes and blog resources such as legends of learning activities

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Friday, February 14

Learning Target: By the end of class, students will be  able to demonstrate how is energy and matter transferred between organisms and how the removal or introduction of an organism affects the rest of the food web as evidenced by their quiz assessment questions.

Work Session:

Ecology and food web quiz

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Winter Holidays February 15-23

Complete ecology and food web review activities on legends of learning website. Student access on left of this blog.

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Monday, February 24

Learning Target: By the end of class, students will be  able to demonstrate how is energy and matter transferred between organisms and how the removal or introduction of an organism affects the rest of the food web as evidenced by their corrections on quiz assessment questions.

Work Session:

Building Food Web Models

 food web Instructions

food web organizer

Correct quiz

*Acceleration Activity: Endangered Ecology Project

Resourse:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?direction=desc&sort=extinction_status

Homework: Ecology lessons on legends of learning

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Tuesday, February 25

Learning Target: By the end of class, students will be  able to demonstrate how is energy and matter transferred between organisms and how the removal or introduction of an organism affects the rest of the food web as evidenced by their owl pellet lab report.

Work Session:

Owl Pellet Lab Website: https://kidwings.com/virtual-pellet/index2.html

Key To Skulls Of Common Barn Owl Prey

Owl pellet lab bonechart

Owl pellet lab student lab form

*Acceleration Activity: Endangered Ecology Project

Resourse:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?direction=desc&sort=extinction_status

Homework: Ecology lessons on legends of learning

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Wednesday, February 26

 Learning Target: By the end of class, students will be able to change the plot of an areas carrying capacity as evidenced by their notes and assessment questions.

Work Session:

Lesson 3 “Population Dynamics” Guided Reading Notes: carrying capacity and limiting factors

Studying Population Notes

Studying Population Questions

*Acceleration Activity: Endangered Ecology Project

Resourse:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?direction=desc&sort=extinction_status

Homework: Ecology lessons on legends of learning

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Thursday, February 27

Learning Target: By the end of class, students will be able to identify relationships that exist between organisms in nature and predict the outcome of various cause/effect scenarios as evidenced by their guided reading notes and assessment questions.

Work Session:

1. Symbiosis Video Clip                                                                             

2. Lesson 4 (p. 384-393) “Interaction in communities” Guided Reading Notes: symbiosis, limiting factors, and adaptations completed in homogeneous cooperative   learning groups in order to assist struggling learners (Small Group).

Name that relationship

*Acceleration Activity: Endangered Ecology Project

Resourse:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?direction=desc&sort=extinction_status

Homework: Ecology lessons on legends of learning

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Friday, February 28

Learning Target: By the end of class, students will be able to identify relationships that exist between organisms in nature and predict the outcome of various cause/effect scenarios as evidenced by their CER and article.

Work Session:

Symbiosis CER  and leveled text article using text coding

Lion King Activity

Symbiosis CER Article

*Acceleration Activity: Endangered Ecology Project

Resourse:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?direction=desc&sort=extinction_status                                                           

Homework: Ecology lessons on legends of learning