McCarter Biology

Biology IS Life

May 15, 2020
by Mrs. McCarter
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Week of 5/18/20:

E-Learning Week #9 – last week of school!!!

Mon. 5/18: Maroon Day- no Biology class. Make sure you are almost finished with the Ice Core Lab.

Tues. 5/19: Gold Day – no class meeting today! We will meet on Friday.

IMPORTANT: All assignments must be completed and sent to me before 4pm this Friday! No exceptions.

For today,   Continue to work on the Ice Core Lab and you can begin Friday’s lesson by watching the EdPuzzle video about Cane Toads (9min). When we lived in Brisbane, Australia, I used to HATE these things. They are not native, terribly invasive, and are systematically wiping out many of the indigenous wildlife found nowhere else on earth!  We used to dress up in gloves and protective eyewear, turn on lights at the school oval (football field) and gather as many in trashbags as possible. Why protective gear? They shoot poison!  Then we would freeze them. It’s the most humane way to kill them.

Wed. 5/20: work and rest day. Try to give your eyes and back a break from the computer!

Thurs 5/21: Maroon Day – no Biology class. Make sure you have finished the Ice Core Lab and Cane Toad video.  All work must be completed by 4pm on Friday – I have grades due Monday and need time to grade everything. 

Fri. 5/22: Gold Day – LAST DAY of SHCOOL!  I will send you a link to the Google Meet class meeting via Google Chat at 8:25am. Class starts promptly at 8:30am.

Agenda for today: Q&A about anything we have done so far and say goodbye! Make sure you send me any assignment you want graded BEFORE 4pm TODAY.

Today’s extra credit assignment: Create a collage of mostly photos that tell the story of one invasive species found in the United States. It should include: name, where it is invasive, where it came from originally, why is it destructive, and other important information (this will vary depending upon what organism you choose). Complete it today!  I will not accept any work after 4pm today since I have grades due Monday morning.

Here is mine:

 

 

May 8, 2020
by Mrs. McCarter
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Week of 5/11/20:

E-Learning Week #8

Mon. 5/11: Maroon Day- no Biology class. Make sure you have finished the HHMI Exploring Biomass Pyramids interactive data lab from Friday and sent me the PDF that is generated by email.

Tues. 5/12: Gold Day – no class meeting today! We will meet on Friday.

For today,   Watch the EdPuzzle video about “How Wolves Change Rivers” (4:33 min) – the importance of keystone species. Then complete the worksheet Moose of Isle RoyaleDue before our next class on Friday. Send me your Moose worksheet via email, text photo or share the google doc (this may be more difficult since you have a graph to do, but you could copy and paste an Excel graph). 

Having trouble with the graph? This video may help:

Wed. 5/13: work and rest day. Try to give your eyes and back a break from the computer!

Thurs 5/14: Maroon Day – no Biology class. Make sure you have finished the EdPuzzle video How Wolves Change Rivers and completed the Moose of Isle Royale worksheet before class starts tomorrow. 

Fri. 5/15: Gold Day – I will send you a link to the Google Meet class meeting via Google Chat at 8:25am. Class starts promptly at 8:30am.

Agenda for today: Q&A about anything we have done so far since we will be starting the next unit today. I will be discussing how to do the Ice Cores and Climate Change Lab.

Today’s assignment: 1. Watch the video found on EdPuzzle about Ice Cores. (2:32 min)   2. Complete the lab worksheet as instructed during today’s meeting.  3. Here is an Excel spreadsheet of the data.

The graphs are easier to complete on Excel, but can be done on Google Sheets.

Coming up next: Climate change and invasive species – our LAST week of school!

May 1, 2020
by Mrs. McCarter
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Week of 5/4/20:

E-Learning Week #7

Mon. 5/4: Maroon Day- no Biology class. Make sure you have finished the Amino Acid Sequences and Evolutionary Relationships worksheet from Friday.

Tues. 5/5: Gold Day – no class meeting today! We will meet on Friday?  If I can get the lesson on video, we won’t need to meet. I will let you know by Wednesday for sure and update this website.

For today,   Watch the EdPuzzle video about “The Day the Mesozoic Died” (33 min). Due before our next class on Friday.  

Wed. 5/6: work and rest day. Try to give your eyes and back a break from the computer!

Thurs 5/7: Maroon Day – no Biology class. Make sure you have finished the EdPuzzle video The Day the Mesozoic Died before class starts tomorrow. 

Fri. 5/8: Gold Day – NO NEED TO MEET TODAY. I was able to video today’s lesson and it should be pretty straight forward. You can find it on EdPuzzle – titled Ecological Pyramids (14 min). Make sure you have your BILL and a pen or pencil. You will be taking notes that will help you do the virtual lab after watching the video. There are some easy math problems to do within the video and the lab – YAY MATH!!

Then you will complete the virtual lab about Exploring Biomass Pyramids.  Click on “Launch the Interactive”. As you work, you will be typing in answers. The lab gives you yellow HINTS and and online calculator to help you out. Make sure you fully answer the questions since it will generate a pdf of your data when you are done. Email me that pdf.  Due before our next class on Tuesday 5/12 .

Coming up next: Keystone species, climate change

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