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TODAY'S AGENDA:
WEDNESDAY 9/3/2014: Grade assessment taken in homeroom - shortened class schedule
  • EQ:
    • How is water cycled through the ecosystem?
  • We reviewed the water cycle by using the following handout:

  • We now understand the terms: Infiltration (water moving into the ground); Evapotranspiration (water evaporating from plants - also known as Transpiration); Run-off (water moving across the ground surface); Precipitation (water - frozen, liquid, etc form - falling to ground); Condensation (Water vapor cooling - gas to a liquid); Evaporation (liquid to a gas - water to water vapor)
  • We drew our own pictures of the water cycle and labeled each of the terms above in our drawing

THURSDAY 9/4/2014: pm flex schedule
  • EQ:
    • How is water cycled through the ecosystem?
    • What is a watershed?
  • We reviewed the water cycle from yesterday by drawing a large diagram on the desks.
  • We made sure our diagrams (diagrams we drew on our papers) were labeled with each of the 6 terms listed above
  • We played pictionary to introduce the term watershed (an area of land that drains into a particular body of water).


FRIDAY 9/5/2014:
  • EQ:
    • What is a watershed?
    • What watershed are we located in?
  • We took notes on watersheds (an area of land that drains into a particular body of water).
  • We identified the watershed we live in, as well as the other watersheds in PA.


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MONDAY 9/8/2014:


  • EQ:
    • What is a watershed?
    • How do we use models to illustrate a watershed?
  • We reviewed the term Watershed - an area of land that drains into a particular body of water.
  • We created our own models of a watershed by crumpling paper and adding houses, roads, farms. We highlighted the highest elevations on our models and the lowest elevations.
  • We sprayed water on the models. The colors from the markers ran together and that illustrated how pollution runs through a watershed. Pollution is carried by water downhill to a body of water.



TUESDAY 9/9/2014:

  • EQ:
    • How do parameters (soil, impervious surfaces, etc) affect a watershed?

MODEL MY WATERSHED

  • We used the link above to test the parameters of the watershed.





HOMEWORK: Periods 1, 3, 4, 8 - finish the bar graph on run-off and answer questions 1 and 2 on the bottom of page 3.
Remember your permission slips and money for the field trip!


WEDNESDAY 9/10/2014: We are going to the book fair today for 1/2 the period!
Remember your permission slips and money for the field trip!

  • EQ:
    • What are the 2 types of pollution?
  • We read about DDT and how it affected the organisms. We talked how this is a non-point source pollution (pollution caused by run-off). The other type of pollution is point source pollution, which is pollution caused by a specific source. i.e. you can point at it.


The second half of class we attended the book fair in the library.

THURSDAY 9/11/2014:
Remember your permission slips and money for the field trip!

  • EQ:
    • What is point and non-point source pollution?
    • How can we use macroinvertebrates to show water quality?
  • We reviewed the concept of point and non-point source pollution.
  • We worked on identifying macroinvertebrates in a classroom stream to determine whether the stream was healthy or unhealthy.

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FRIDAY 9/12/2014:

  • EQ:
    • How do humans impact the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding watershed?
  • We used the following reading to answer questions.




  • We answered our questions to each section on a large poster paper and shared the information to the rest of the class.



Remember your permission slips and money for the field trip!


MONDAY 9/15/2014:
  • EQ:
    • How do humans impact the Chesapeake Bay?
  • We reviewed the reading from Friday and each group presented their information to the group.
  • All students were responsible for writing down the answers to the questions.



TUESDAY 9/16/2014:
  • EQ:
    • What is a wetland?
    • How do humans impact wetlands?
  • Today we reviewed information for the field trip - each student knows the group and day they are going on.
  • We answered questions on what we know about wetlands. We watched Bill Nye the Science Guy - Wetlands episode to answer the questions we didn't know about wetlands.


WEDNESDAY 9/17/2014:

  • EQ:
    • What are the 3 types of wetlands?
    • What organisms live in wetlands?
  • We reviewed the Bill Nye video and questions.
  • We completed the wetlands metaphor paper. How is a wetland like a sponge - both soak up water?
  • We reviewed the 3 types of wetlands found on the Hydrology powerpoint (attached below).
  • We reviewed for the quiz on Thursday or Friday (water cycle, watersheds, wetlands)
  • We reviewed rules for the field trip







THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 9/18/2014 AND 9/19/2014: FIELD TRIP DAY!
Quiz today on water cycle, watersheds, wetlands

Monday through Friday we are conducting research: Click on the link below to access information.

FLORIDA EVERGLADES RESEARCH