For the ECA Practice Test
Open the link below in Safari. Once on the log-in page Click the buttons at the top of the browser and select “Add to Home Screen”
Photosynthesis may seem like an easy topic, based on what you learned in middle school. But, as we go a little deeper into the processes of how Plants chemically create glucose from a gas, a liquid, and sunlight we find that it is a whole lot more interesting and complicated. Below is a graphic organizer to show the parts of the chloroplast, the reactants, the products, and the important molecules involved in both the Light & Dark Reactions.
Click this link to be directed to the test. Good Luck!
Today is our last class before our Ecology Unit Test. There will be multiple choice, matching, and short answer questions on the test. I posted a study guide (Key) that we will have time to work on in class.
Below are photos from our most recent notes on succession to help you as you review key questions and vocal. Click on one of the images to enlarge the picture.
Here is the YouTube video of the notes for your use as well:
My suggestion is to break this large unit into the 6 sections we discussed:
Then, pull the Key Questions from each section (these are the headings during our notes!) If you can successfully and thoroughly answer the Key Question, you have all the information you need to be successful!
This will be our last test in Biology (other than the ECA & the Final)! So Good Luck!
I’m really sorry for having to be out again. I had a feeling I might have to be, which is one of the reasons I pushed the Bio test back to Monday ad allowing retakes on Monday in Chem. You’ve got a fairly straight-forward day ahead of you however. Here’s what I need you to get accomplished today.
Biology, here’s what we’ve got going today. We’re going to flip the classroom… sort of. In a true flipped classroom, I’d send you home with the assignment of taking notes so we could discuss the topics brought up in class the next day. BUT, we’re going to tweak that idea just a little bit. Here’s what I’d like you to do…
Students, I hate to tell you bit I have to be out one more day to comfort my family and make my way back to Indiana.
In the mean time, I need you to take notes to answer these three questions for Biology:
Use the PPT provided, use your eBook, and/or watch the YouTube video on the topic to answer these questions. Tomorrow we’ll be playing a game related to the topic of Human Impacts on ecosystems and you’ll need these notes done to participate.
When you have the notes completed use the notes and pages 314-323 in your ebook to answer questions about 4 ‘case studies’ which can be used to show the principles of ecology. Your job will be to use the information on these pages to answer questions about each case study from the pdf below. The 4th case study, about invasive species, is found in the second pdf below.
Please have these questions completed for class tomorrow.
Chemistry, please continue to work on Gas Law calculations and email me as you complete tasks.
I’m sorry to say but I will not be with you in class on Monday or Tuesday. I’ll be in Ohio honoring my grandfather who passed away this weekend. He was a great man who defended his country, raised a family, and improved his community. He led a full happy life and he will be forever loved and missed.
So I’m going to leave some directions on what I need you to do for me while I’m gone so we can pick up right where we need to on Wednesday. Theres no handout because I did not have an opportunity to make any copies before i had to leave town. So if you want handouts they are available as pdf’s from the semester 2 documents page. Thanks for your help and understanding.
Over the next Two days please get the following items accomplished. Feel free to do them in any order you wish.
On wednesday we’ll start discussion of Human impacts on the environment so you’ll need to know these cycles so we can discuss how we as humans disrupt them.
Please continue to work on your gas laws unit. You should be somewhere between #7-10 by the end of this week to be on a good pace. Some of you are still lagging behind…
Thank you again for your understanding and I’ll see you Wednesday. – Mr. K
I’ll be out today doing some professional development over at Fatima. If you need me, send a quick email. Otherwise, you are working in an open classroom at your own pace. Please be respectful of the substitute and work on something during class even if it is not something related to our class. Enjoy the great weather and have a good day!
— EvoluWHAT?! (@EvoluWHAT) April 7, 2014
— HarryTheFinch (@hdarwinfinch) March 26, 2014