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Daily Google Slides: Ecosystems Unit
Populations Unit
Water in the West Unit
Climate Change

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Homework:

 Finals!      
 Mon. May 20      none
 Thurs/Fri May 16/17      none
 Tues./Wed May 14/15  Guest Speaker: 'The Environment and Modern Agriculture'.    none
 Mon. May 13  Watch 'Before the Flood' Documentary.   Watch one hour of 'Before the Flood'.   none
 Thurs/Fri
May 9/10
 Climate Change Final Exam
Holbrook Park Final Project due.
 schedule a time to take the Final Exam and turn in your Holbrook Park Final Project.   
 Weds. May 8  Block 7: Work time on final project & inputting phenology reports.
Watch' Before the Flood'. 

 Study for final & finish Holbrook Park Final project.   Work on Holbrook Park Final project. 
Complete extra credit webquest (optional) & study guide. 
Tues.
May 7

Block 2:
Climate Change in Colorado Notes. 
Terrarium presentations
 Take notes on 'Climate Change in Colorado'. 
Reflect on terrarium project & turn in this reflection sheet
 'Your Ecological Footprint' webquest extra credit.
Climate Change Exam Study Guide. 
 Mon. May 6 Block 7:
Climate Change in Colorado Notes.
Watch 'Before the Flood' documentary. 
Take notes on 'Climate Change in Colorado'.  Work on Holbrook Park Final project. 
 Thurs/Fri. May 2/3  Holbrook Park!

 Go to the park and observe your tree one last time. Fill out phenology report #4.  Complete this worksheet on Glaciers by reading this and doing your own internet research. Work on Holbrook Park Final project. 
Tues/Wed. 
April.30 & May 1

Introduce Holbrook Park Final Project. 
Effect of Albedo Mini-Lab.
Adelie Penguins in Antarctica jigsaw activity. 

Become familiar with the Holbrook Park Final Project. 
Complete the 'Albedo & CO2 mini-lab make up assignment'. 
Adelie Penguin make up: Print the Antarctica Ecosystem Group Report sheet. Choose one SET of data to graph. Look at the trends on the other sets of data to answer questions on back. 
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 Fri/Mon. April 26/29 Begin Climate Change Unit.
New Seats.
Greenhouse Effect Notes.
Begin watching 'Before the Flood'& take notes

 Take notes on The Greenhouse Effect.
Set up 'Before the Flood' Notes. 'In=a climate change headline you have read'. Through instructions here. 
'Before the Flood' is a documentary that can be found on netflix, amazon prime, or rented. You may also schedule time to watch w/ Mrs. Kamin if you don't have access. 
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 Thurs. April 25  Water in the West Exam
-article thesis statement
Paradise Island Maps & Models DUE. 
 Schedule a time to take the exam.
Complete an 'Article Thesis Statement' on any article about Climate Change.
 Complete Article Thesis Statement on Climate change. 
 Weds April 24  Water in the West Exam
-article thesis statement
 Schedule a time to take the exam.
Complete an 'Article Thesis Statement' on any article about Climate Change.
Complete Article Thesis Statement on Climate change
 Tues
April 23
Block 2: Guest speaker Ryan Gilliom about water rights. 
Paradise Island work time.
Work on review for exam.
  Look at our guest speaker's slides & take notes on this notecatcher.
Paradise Island Map is due next class. 
Complete review sheet. 
Complete review sheet before exam. {key}
 Mon. April 22 Block 7: Guest speaker Ryan Gilliom about water rights. 
Paradise Island Maps & Models DUE.
Work on review for exam.


 Look at our guest speaker's slides & take notes on this notecatcher.
Turn in Paradise Island map next class. 
Complete review sheet. 
Complete review sheet before exam. {key}
 Fri. April 19 Block 2: .
Southwest Map due. 
Colorado River Notes
Work time on Paradise Island. 
Seniors: Take notes on Colorado River Notes. 
Juniors: You were taking CMAS so you are exempt from 'taking' the notes but you are still expected to LEARN what we learned. Use this cheat sheet of Colorado River Notes. 
Juniors & Seniors: Continue working on Paradise Island Maps. 
 Finish making maps of Paradise Islands. Due next class. 
Thurs. April 18 Block 7: Southwest Map due. 
Colorado River Notes
Work time on Paradise Island. 
 Turn in Southwest map next class.
Take notes on Colorado River Notes.
Finish Paradise Island Map. (due next class). 
 finish making maps of Paradise Islands. Due next class!
 Wed. April 17  No school no school  no school
 Mon/Tues. Apr. 15/16 Colorado River Southwest Map.
Chasing Water Notes
Work time on Paradise Island project. 
 Take notes on 'Chasing Water'. *Make sure you watch the video 'Running Near Empty'.
Plot data on the Southwest Map & answer questions on the back.
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 Fri. Apr. 12 Block 7: Dead Zone review game. Introduce Paradise Island Project. Give work time. 
 Click through Dead Zone review game to review the dead zone concepts.
Read through Paradise Island instructions. 
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 Thurs Apr. 11  Dead Zone Investigation
Work time on Paradise Islands.
 Complete the Dead Zone Webquest Make-up assignment. 
Juniors: CMAS was rescheduled to Wednesday April 17th. As a result, you now expected to to the dead zone make up assignment. 
 none
 Tues/Wed.
Apr.9/10
TESTING. no class TESTING. no class.  none
 Mon. Apr.8 Block 7: Watershed Basics Notes.
Dead Zone Investigation worksheet. 
Take notes on Watershed Basics.
Complete the Dead Zone Webquest Make-up assignment. 
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 Thurs./Fri Apr.4/5  Holbrook Park!
Article Thesis due. 
Measuring discharge at Holbrook Park.
Phenology Report #3. 
 Turn in Article Thesis next class.
Read this about how to measure discharge. Be able to calculate discharge. Go visit your tree @ Holbrook & record observations on Phenology report.  Turn in Phenology report. 
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 Wed Apr. 3 Finish Water Introduction stations.
Watershed Basics Notes.
Begin Paradise Island Project.
 Take notes on 'Watershed Basics'. 
Read through Paradise Island Project instructions. 
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 Mon/Tues Apr. 1/2  Pass back Populations Exam.
Begin Water in the West Unit.
Article Thesis Statement due.
Introduction to Water Stations.
 Turn in Article Thesis Statement next class.
Look at Intro to Water Stations slides & Instructions & complete the worksheet. 
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Block 7: Article Thesis Statement
  SPRING BREAK    
 Fri. Mar. 22  Block 7: Sub: Watch 'The Fish on My Plate' documentary & fill out notecatcher.  Block 7: Watch the documentary & take notes on notecatcher. This is an extra credit assignment.  Have a great Spring Break!
 Thurs
Mar.21
Block 2: Populations & Human Impact Exam
 Schedule a time to take the exam.  You can do the Writing Prompt on Google Classroom at home with your notes.   Complete Article Thesis  Statement on any article  in the ProPublica series 'Killing the Colorado'
 Wed. Mar. 20  Block 7: Populations & Human Impact Exam.  

 Schedule a time to take the exam. You can do the Writing Prompt on Google Classroom at home with your notes.   Complete Article Thesis Statement on any article in the ProPublica series 'Killing the Colorado'
 Tues. Mar. 19   Block 2:  Finish Wolves in Yellowstone Notes.
GMO debate!
Review for Exam. 
 You missed a class debate on GMOs! Research GMOs & catch notes here: . Then, look at instructions at bottom of notecatcher to write make-up essay.   study for test! Review. Key.
 Mon. Mar. 18 Block 7: 
Connection Circle:  
Continue Yellowstone Case Study by reading Gunther's study. 
Take Notes on Wolves in Yellowstone. 
 Check out the class compiled data & read Gunther's study to try to answer some of the questions.  
Take Notes on Wolves in Yellowstone. 
 study for test! Review. Key.
Fri. Mar 15 Block 2:
Connection Circle.
Finish Yellowstone Case Study. by reading Gunther's study + notes on Wolves in Yellowstone
 Look at the questions in the Yellowstone Case Study. Find answers in Gunther's study.  Take notes on 'Wolves in Yellowstone'. 

research YOUR side of GMOs. 
 Wed. Mar. 13/Thur. Mar14 SNOW DAYS!  SNOW DAY!   play in the snow!
 Tues. Mar. 12  Block 7: Life on the Edge Notes
Calculate perimeter/edge ratio.
Begin Yellowstone Case StudyGrizzly Bears
  Take notes on 'Life on the Edge'. 
Go to google classroom & open up Yellowstone Case Study.  Watch videos & fill out notecatcher.
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 Mon. March 11  Block 2: 
Continue Yellowstone Case Study. Analyze Grizzly Bear Mortality Data. Read Gunther's study. 
Go to google classroom & open up 'Yellowstone Case Study'. Finish watching Grizzly Bear clips #4-#6. Analyze data from USGS data & read Kerry Gunther's study.   none
Fri.  March 8 Block 7: 
GMO debate!
 You missed a class debate on GMOs.
First, research GMOs using these links & catch notes here:  Then, look at instructions at bottom of notecatcher to write make-up essay. 

 none
 Thur. 
Mar.7
Block 2: 
Life on the Edge Notes
Calculate perimeter/edge ratio.
Begin Yellowstone Case Study: Grizzly Bears
 Take notes on 'Life on the Edge'. 
Watch first 3 videos of the Yellowstone Case Study.  & fill out notecatcher.
 none
 Tues/Wed
Mar.5/6
 Present Endangered Species Case Studies  You missed the presentations. You now need to research each topic on your own. Use the hyperdoc (in google classroom) to learn about each case study & catch your notes in the hyperdoc.  none
 Fri/Mon
Mar.1/4 
Connection Circle
'The Lorax' due. 
The Lorax class discussion.
Endangered Species Hyperdoc 
Turn in the Lorax next class. 
Read how to calculate biodiversity.
Complete the Endangered Species Hyperdoc (in google classroom) by choosing ONE topic & catching your notes. 

 Continue researching on Hyperdoc. Arrive to class with research complete.
 Wed/Thur
Feb.27/28
 Holbrook Park
Measuring Biodiversity
Phenology report #2
Look at make-up assignments & reading here: 
Go to Holbrook park & visit your tree. 
 none
 Mon/Tues
Feb.25/26
Human Demographics Notes
Watch The Lorax & fill out The Lorax Notecatcher.
Take notes on Human Demographics. 
Watch The Lorax & fill out 'The Lorax' Notecatcher.
Read 'action bioscience article' about Population impacts on environment. 
 Finish 'The Lorax' worksheet (due Friday/Monday)
 Thurs/Fri
Feb.21/22
 Do Population Growth Simulation.
Population Dynamics Notes.

Complete Population Growth Simulation using this data. 
Take Notes on Population Dynamics. 
 none
 Tues/Wed
Feb.19/20
Begin Populations & Human Impact Unit
 Article Thesis Statement due
Human Population Notes
Turn in Article Thesis Statement next class. 
Take notes on Human Population.
Check our the world's current population
 none
 Thurs/Fri
Feb.14/15
 Ecosystems Exam
Bring notebook to class for notebook check.
 
Complete Article Thesis Statement (see instructions in Google Classroom). 
 Schedule a time to take the Ecosystems Exam.
 Complete Article Thesis Statement (see instructions in Google Classroom).  

Complete the article thesis statement for
Populations & Human Impact
Tues/Wed
Feb 12/13
Take notes on  Ecosystem Services   & complete worksheet.
Review for Ecosystems Exam through Going Deeper Review Jigsaw & Factile  (Jeopardy game). 
Get Ecosystems Exam Study Guide. 

 Take notes on Ecosystem Services & Fill out Ecosystem Services worksheet. using pictures.
Review for exam using Going Deeper Ecosystems Jigsaw instructions. 
Optional: Play jeopardy to study
 Review for Ecosystems Exam. (study guide key). 
Study guide due next class. 
Play jeopardy to study.
 Mon. Feb. 11 (Block 7) Connection Circle
 Ecosystem Project Presentations
Finish Biodiversity Notes
 Schedule a time to present to Mrs. Kamin about your critter. 
Complete Terrarium Presentation Make-Up assignment. 
Take notes on Biodiversity using the article 'Z is for Biodiversity' 
 
 Fri. Feb 8 Block 2 only. 
Connection Circle
How to use Dichotomous keys. 
Finish Biodiversity Notes. 
Ecosystem Services Activity. 
 Look at slides to learn how to use dichotomous keys.
Take notes on Biodiversity using the article 'Z is for Biodiversity' 

 Finish Ecosystem Services worksheet. 
 Thurs. Feb. 7  SNOW DAY  Enjoy! Enjoy!
 Wed.
Feb.6
 Ecosystem Project Presentations!  Complete Terrarium Presentation Make-Up assignment. 
Verbally present your terrarium knowledge to Mrs. Kamin. 
 none
 Mon/Tues.
Feb.4/5
 Biodiversity Notes
Plan Ecosystem Presentations
 Take notes on Biodiversity. 
Print & fill out this Presentation sheet to plan for your presentation next class. 
 Terrarium must be assembled and ready next class. 
 Thur/Fri
Ja.31/Feb.1
 Holbrook Park Field Trip. 
Phenology Report #1 
Sketching worksheet
 Look at this document for make up instructions.   Begin bringing in your terrarium materials. 
 Tues/Wed
Jan. 29/30
 Eating at a Lower Trophic Level worksheet/group activity.
Project work time
 Complete the Eating at a Lower Trophic Level worksheet.   none
 Fri/Mon. Jan. 25/28 Connection Circle
Trophic Levels Notes
Colorado Ecosystem Posters. 
Ecosystem Project Work Time
 Take notes on Trophic Levels.
Continue Ecosystem Project Research. 
 Finish researching. Begin collecting materials. 
 Wed/Thur.
Jan.23/24
 Holbrook Park POSTPONED!
Community Interactions Notes
Complete 'Which Niche' worksheet. 
Ecosystem Project work time. 

 Take notes on Community Interactions. 
Finish 'Which Niche' worksheet using Ecosystem Cards (pick one ecosystem). 
Continue Ecosystem Project Research. 

Choose critter & finish researching. 
 Fri/Tues.
Jan. 18/22
New Seats
Do Part I of 'Which Niche' worksheet. 
Connection Circle
Work time with partners to research Ecosystem Project.  
Get Project Checklist.  & Rubric. 


 Do part I of 'Which Niche'.  Begin recording  research on your Ecosystem Planning Document.   Bring field trip permission form!
Wed/Thur. Jan. 16/17 'The Big Question' Activity
Finish  watching 'From Pole to Pole' from Planet Earth. (on netflix)
Finish 'What is an Ecosystem?' Notes
Introduce Ecosystem Project
Finish watching 'From Pole to Pole' & fill in Earth's biomes worksheet. 
Finish 'What is an Ecosystem?' Notes.
-Read over Ecosystem Project description VERY CAREFULLY. Email Mrs. Kamin with requested critter/partners. 

Sign safety contract & field trip form. Forms due Jan. 17. 
 Mon/Tues
Jan.14/15
Connection Circle
Begin Ecosystems Assignment Sheet
Read 'letter from last year'
Intro to 'how we take notes'
'What is an Ecosystem?' Notes
Earth's Biomes worksheet
Continue watching 'From Pole to Pole' from Planet Earth. (on netflix)

-Fill out Assignment Sheet.
(See tab titled 'Unit Notebook Assignment sheets)
-Ask Mrs. Kamin for a 'letter from last year'. 
-Take 'What is an Ecosystem?' notes. 
-Read over Ecosystem Project description. 


Sign safety contract 
 and field trip form. Forms due Jan. 17
Thurs/Fri
Jan.10/11

Face-off icebreaker activity
Go over syllabus
Safety tour & safety contract
Holbrook Park letter & permission slips #1 & #2. 
Continue Agree/Disagree Activity
Look at 'class procedures'.
Read through syllabus.
Read & sign safety contract & Holbrook Park letter & permission slips #1 & #2. 
(with a parent/guardian)
Watch first 15 minutes of Planet Earth's 'From Pole to Pole'. 
Get a 3-ring notebook
Sign safety contract
& field trip forms
(with a parent/guardian)
Forms due Jan. 17
Wed. 
Jan. 9
 Introductions (1st day slides)
Agree/Disagree Activity
Look at the slides for the day.  Get a 3-ring notebook
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