Posted by: mrborden | March 8, 2015

Week 27 Interdependent Relationships in an Ecosystem


March 9 2015
QFD: There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.” Buddha
Essential Question of the Day : list all the things an organism needs to survive using a circle bubble map … In the center should be the word , survival in a ecosystem
Ecosystem is an area where certain plants and animals exist due to climate, elevation and water resources
Today’s learning Objective : HS LS 2-1 Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.


Today’s Performance Objective : students will know and be able to complete Cornell notes on the topic of ecosystems
1) article on my St Helens Cornell notes
2) video clips
3) due: mating game results, poll of recessive traits
March 10 2015
QFD: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
Theodore Roosevelt
Essential Question of the Day : draw a graph that represents a species of animal that starts at equilibrium then increases in number before finally reaching an equilibrium again.
Today’s learning Objective : HS LS 2-1 Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex yinteractions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.

Today’s Performance Objective : students will know and be able to demonstrate and understanding of garious ecosystems by completing a webquest
1) webquest -Google classroom
2) due , hardy Weinberg equation for student field discovery

Main Source
The Sun is the original source of energy for every component of every ecosystem. No life could exist without it.

Producers
Plants are referred to as producers because they produce their own food from sunlight in the form of simple sugars. Plants make up the foundation of life in an ecosystem

Consumers
Animals that eat plants are called primary consumers. They get the energy they need to live from the plants’ sugars. In turn, secondary consumers such as carnivores and scavengers depend on the meat of primary consumers to live.

Decomposers
Decomposers such as bacteria, fungi, and insects break down dead plants and animals. The decaying organisms add nutrients to the soil that are essential for plant growth, bringing things full cycle.

Climate
An ecosystem relies on a stable and predictable climate for breeding, food production, and an adequate water source.

Inorganic Elements
Levels and types of inorganic materials such as sand, soil, rocks, and water help determine what kind of animals and plants can live in a particular ecosystem.

March 11 2015
QFD: The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney
Essential Question of the Day : name and rank the 3 most important survival mechanisms used by animals , and explain why you ranked them that way
Today’s learning Objective : HS LS 2-1 Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex yinteractions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
Today’s Performance Objective : students will know and be able to demonstrate their knowledge of natural selection by completing a quiz and achieving 70 percent or greater
1) web quest link
March 12 2015
QFD: Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”Maria Robinson
Essential Question of the Day : what species are humans descended from in the ancestry of all species ?
Today’s learning Objective : HS LS 2-1 Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex yinteractions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
Today’s Performance Objective : students will know and be able to complete a lab on natural selection and draw a proper conclusion
1) natural selection lab
March 13 2015
QFD: Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”Helen Keller
Essential Question of the Day : explain and describe how embryos are alike , and how are they different ?..
Today’s learning Objective : HS LS 2-1 Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex yinteractions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
Today’s Performance Objective : students will know and be able to examine evidence to explain possible explanations for the extinction of certain species on Earth
1) lab food wen pyramid
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Name ________________________Date _______ Period # _______
Mt St Helens article Questions
1) Among the reasons the ecology rebounded are some surprising factor which included ? ________________________________________________________________________
2) One key factor that influenced the recovery of different areas around the volcano was the variety of ways they were impacted by the explosion, describe what happened
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
3) One critical factor that influenced what species were impacted was timing – both the time of day and the season. Describe both and why this increased chances of survival for some species
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
4) Describe what is meant by the term “biological legacies.”
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
5) Colonizing populations go through these “boom and bust” cycles, describe what these cycles entail?
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
6) What conditions lead to the survival of the lupins?
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
7) What were the negative conditions that insects had to face concerning survival?
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
8) The relatively rapid return indicates that even the small mammals were able to :
____________________________________________________________________________
9) Why did amphibians actually fare surprisingly well after the eruption.
____________________________________________________________________________
10) How does the information gathered by ecologists help them to understand the activities in the past on earth? How can use this information to predict the future for some species
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Responses

  1. Hi Borden. I didn’t quite catch what you said when you were saying what all needs to be on our website. What needs to be on it again?

    • Needs the standard 3.1
      Needs an introduction of what you did
      Needs your results and the hardy Weinberg equation
      Needs a conclusion that also mentions whether or not the probability is normal for a general population

  2. Hey Mr.Borden its me Zack Kroker per.4 i watched a little of that like genetic mutation video and its creepy like the Siamese twins and that one dog thing that has no hair well anyways i wanted to let you know that was a pretty coool video

    • I try to put some cool and unusual stuff on there to keep kids interested, glad u watched .. Hope you completed your website.. If you write a paragraph and relate it to genetics about the movie you watched ..you get extra credit


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