Extra Credit: Ocean Ecosystems on Discovery Education

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Under ‘Assignments’ you have an integrated science simulation called ‘Ocean Ecosystems.’

In this simulation you will toggle different variables to see how they affect the ecosystem of the Ocean.

In the simulation there is a tab called ‘questions’ at the bottom.  If you open this tab 6 questions about the simulation will pop up.

For extra credit, answer these six questions on a separate sheet of loose-leaf paper.

Each question is worth 3 extra credit point towards your 2nd quarter grade (18 points max).  

  • Questions must be answered in complete sentences to receive full credit.
  • Every Part of the question must be answered to receive full credit 

This extra credit is due during homeroom on Friday January 6th (must be turned in by 8:14 am in order to count)

Have a GREAT winter break!!!!

December 15th, 2016

Objective: To Review what we have learned so far in our hydrosphere unit

 

Lesson:

  1. Bellwork:
    Define the following words:

    • Eutrophication
    • Coagulation
    • Bioindicator
    • Bioluminescence
  2. Dump & Clump activity:
    • Students had 5 minutes to come up with as many hydrosphere vocabulary words that they could remember
    • Students combined their list with their shoulder partner
    • In pairs students came up with 6 categories and sorted their words into them
    • Students wrote a one sentence summary about each category

Homework:
Finish Study Guide
DiscoveryEducation.com Quiz 12 – Water Crisis

December 13th, 2016

Objective: To connect the topics that we have learned in class to real world problems that are happening right now

Lesson:

Google Classroom – Hydrosphere current events project

Directions: Our Hydrosphere unit is at an end! We have learned A LOT about water.
Your job is to find one reputable current events article about the topics that we have learned this unit.

  • You must have a working hyperlink to the online article along with the Article Title, Author, Publication Source, and Date
  • You must have a  4-5 sentence SUMMARY about the article.
  • Remember that a good summary will have the main idea from the article, and 2 to 3 supporting details.
  • You may NOT quote the article (that means you may not copy and paste).
  • Articles must be from 2010 or later.
  • Wikipedia may not be used.

Choose 5 topics from the list below for your project:
1. Distribution of Water on Earth/Water Shortage
2. Estuaries OR River Basins
3. The Ocean
4. Ice Caps (Hint- I wonder, could global warming be causing the ice caps to melt?)
5. Water Quality (hint- Look for articles about how water is being polluted or contaminated)
6. Eutrophication
7. Water Treatment

Homework:

DiscoveryEducation.com Quiz on Water Treatment

December 12th, 2016

Objective: To connect the topics that we have learned in class to real world problems that are happening right now

 

Lesson:

Google Classroom – Hydrosphere current events project

Google Classroom- Spears Directions

  1. Log into your WCPSS Google Account (link from Wendell website)
  2. Go to Classroom.google.com
  3. Click the plus sign (+) in the top right corner
  4. Join your core class by using the following codes
    1. Core 1: 4bznzv
    2. Core 2: efrkbz
    3. Core 3: 9yj3hsr
    4. Core 4: 7f65vv
  5. Read the directions and complete the assignment ‘Hydrosphere Current Events’
    1. Project due on Tuesday 12/13

Directions: Our Hydrosphere unit is at an end! We have learned A LOT about water.
Your job is to find one reputable current events article about the topics that we have learned this unit.

  • You must have a working hyperlink to the online article along with the Article Title, Author, Publication Source, and Date
  • You must have a  4-5 sentence SUMMARY about the article.
  • Remember that a good summary will have the main idea from the article, and 2 to 3 supporting details.
  • You may NOT quote the article (that means you may not copy and paste).
  • Articles must be from 2010 or later.
  • Wikipedia may not be used.

Choose 5 topics from the list below for your project:
1. Distribution of Water on Earth/Water Shortage
2. Estuaries OR River Basins
3. The Ocean
4. Ice Caps (Hint- I wonder, could global warming be causing the ice caps to melt?)
5. Water Quality (hint- Look for articles about how water is being polluted or contaminated)
6. Eutrophication
7. Water Treatment

 

Homework:

DiscoveryEducation.com Quiz on Water Treatment