Wednesday, 15 May 2019. Virtual Sea Star Dissection (Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Echinodermata, Class Asteroidea). Option 1: Use the Google link below to find the Google Slides presentation of a sea star dissection. Option 2: If you would rather watch and pause the dissection video at your own intervals, you can use the videos from which the presentation was developed.
Monday, 13 May 2019. Introduction to Phylum Echinodermata. Below you will find today's intro video as well as the supporting presentation. The comparative anatomy packet can be found below as well as the readings for part 4 of the packet.
Friday, 12 April 2019. Phylum Porifera in the News! A deeper look into sponges. The link below will give you access to a suite of articles on this amazing group of organisms. You will use these to craft a convincing article for the New Yorker Magazine to turn peoples' heads about the wonders of this species. The guidelines and criteria around which you will craft your article are in the document below. Link for article PDFs: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_AmeEUNsNAsNbei-6UOqM5_hSf4cfDCR
Thursday, 28 March 2019. Tides and the organisms that live by them. Today's activity can be found in the PDF below. All necessary links are contained within the document to accompany this activity. Have fun!
Wednesday, 20 March 2019. Great article on tonight's supermoon, called the super worm moon. At 9:43 p.m., the moon will officially reach its full phase and be a mere 223,000 miles away from Earth!! It'll won't be seen at this time of year until 2030!! Be sure to check it out tonight. Article below. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/03/see-first-super-worm-moon-on-spring-equinox-in-19-years/
Monday, 18 March 2019. Introduction to Ocean Bathymetry (aka Mapping of the Ocean Floor Features) and SONAR. The videos below will give you a perspective on how deep the ocean is (upper video) and what SONAR is and how it works.
Wednesday, 6 March 2019. Introduction to ocean floor features. You will use the simulation to look at the differences of light intensity and temperature at depth as well as the features on the ocean floor. Simulation Link: http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/ES18/ES18.html
Unit One Test Review Quizizz Link https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/flashcards/5c7efa8d155d8b001b873925?q=%2Fadmin%2Freports%2F5c7f05c6375eac001abaee55%2Fplayers&source=report
Reminder: Unit One Test is on Friday, 8 March 2019, topic list in attachment below.
Thursday, 21 February 2019. Final thoughts on barotrauma and the yellow rock fish. Today's presentation can be found below and the final thoughts sheet you answered in class can also be found. The final activity set for buoyancy can be found in the "Sink or Float: boat building & buoyancy activities" PDF below. TODAY we will do activities 1 and 3.
Links for Sink or Float Activites: 1. Phenomenon video: first video below 2. Glencoe Forces & Fluids Simulation http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/CT01/CT01.html 3. Free Body Diagram Basics (reading) http://www.mrwaynesclass.com/freebodies/reading/index01.html 4. What is Buoyancy (defined)? Second video below 5. Archimedes' Principle Video: Third video below
Thursday, 7 February 2019. Intro to Buoyancy and the Rockfish. We will go into another property of water's density is the ability for it to create a buoyancy for floating/swimming objects/organisms in it. This 8-part lab activity will get you accustomed to how organisms can move up and down within the water column given the density of the fluid.
Wednesday & Friday, 30 January & 1 February 2019. Ocean current investigation. We will take a look at a major current on Earth, the Gulf Stream and using a documentary as our motivation, we will generate an infographic, example below, to document our findings. Guided sheet for this activity can be found below. Video YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRICwqJ6hYQ If you can download the Google Chrome Extension Piktochart, that is what the example below was made with.
Climate Change and the Gulf Stream Infographic Activity
Monday, 28 January 2019. Temperature & Salinity Trends in Oceans. We will review what we learned from our temperature and salinity inquiry from last week then analyze CTD (Conductivity, Temperature, and Density) and T-S (Temperature-Salinity) graphs to help us to better understand ocean trends in these variables. Additionally, there are 2 resources below to help you along should you need additional information to get to a firm understanding. Link to great online simulations on physical behavior of oceans: http://mare.lawrencehallofscience.org/curriculum/ocean-science-sequence/oss68-overview/oss68-simulation-activities#densityofliquids
Thursday, 24 January 2019. Temperature and salinity inquiry lab. Today's lab will look at how thermohaline water flow is created from water of differing temperatures and salinities. The work packet is below. If you missed this lab, you can use the link below to recreate the lab. Link for students who missed lab: http://static.lawrencehallofscience.org/mare-sims/1-8-model-ocean-animation.html
Friday, 18 January 2019. Today we finished the properties of water lab and practiced the major parts of the lab in a "Quizizz" game (link below so you can practice on your own). Below you will also find a blank map of the globe to map the world's major seas, bays, and oceans. Properties of water lab is due on Wednesday, 23 January 2019.
Quizizz link : https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/flashcards/5c40ef9a241683001aaa648c?q=%2Fadmin%2Freports%2F5c4202eb76e08d001aa80a78%2Fplayers&source=report
Wednesday, 16 January 2019. Introduction to the properties of water. Today will be a short video introduction followed by a lesson on the properties of water. For the remaining hour, you will conduct the properties of water lab. Lab due on Friday, 18 January 2019.
Wednesday, 2 January 2019. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Below is the Shape of Life short documentary introduction to Phylum Echinodermata. The three readings for today's investigation can be found below, as well as the PowerPoint from today's presentation.
Wednesday, 19 December 2018. Deeper look at Phylum Cnidaria. The three videos day. Use the question prompt sheet handed out to capture the major elements of each documentary. Video 1: How does a jellyfish sting?
Video 2: Jellyfish rule: Nature of Things series.
Tuesday, 11 December 2018. Introduction to Phylum Cnidaria. After we complete our spicules lab, we will get a brief introduction to the next Phylum of organisms, the group related to jellyfish, the Cnidarians.
Tuesday, 5 December 2018. A deeper look into sponges. The link below will give you access to a suite of articles on this amazing group of organisms. You will use these to craft a convincing article for the New Yorker Magazine to turn peoples' heads about the wonders of this species. The guidelines and criteria around which you will craft your article are in the document below. Link for article PDFs: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_AmeEUNsNAsNbei-6UOqM5_hSf4cfDCR
Monday, 3 December 2018. Introduction to Phylum Porifera. Links for station 3 work can be found below: Basic resource:https://courses.lumenlearning.com/suny-mcc-biology2/chapter/phylum-porifera/ More detailed resource with sponge wall shapes: http://www.biologydiscussion.com/invertebrate-zoology/sponges/role-and-significance-of-canal-system-in-sponges/32608
29 November 2018. Introduction to the extreme life beneath the ocean. To open our organism centered part of the class, we'll intro it by looking at the extreme forms of life beneath the surface of the ocean. The video is embedded below and the worksheet to accompany the video is found below.
Wednesday, 31 October 2018.HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Lesson closure on tides. Today we will review the major impacts of the moon on tides and watch part 1 of the documentary "Blue Planet: Tidal Seas". Both worksheets can be found below.
Tuesday 23 October 2018. Introduction to Tides. The packet with live links for the "Ocean Motion" simulation can be found below. Complete the packet and hand in when finished. This will jump-start our look into ocean movement. Link: http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/ES17/ES17.html
Quizlet for Tides: https://quizlet.com/98144238/marine-biology-chapter-20-tides-waves-and-currents-flash-cards/
Friday, 28 September 2018. Ocean Zones Introduction & Simulation. Please find the activity packet you'll receive in class below. There is a link to the simulation site below as well. REMINDER: QUIZ ONE HAS BEEN MOVED TO MONDAY, 8 OCTOBER. STUDY GUIDE FOUND BELOW IN THE 26 SEPTEMBER POSTING.
Wednesday, 26 September 2018. Introduction to the Oceans. We will watch this amazing documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand & Michael Pitiot as we transition from the properties of water to the different bodies of water, their characteristics, and the dynamic nature of the oceans over the next few classes. The Response Sheet with questions on the contents of the documentary can be found below the embedded video. REMINDER: QUIZ ONE IS ON FRIDAY, 5 OCTOBER. STUDY GUIDE FOUND BELOW!
Tuesday & Thursday, 18 & 20 September 2018. Buoyancy, Density, and Archimedes Principle. Today's boat building lab will take us through these principles and how they tie in to one another. You will find a great video below on this trio of topics as well as an electronic copy of the packet you received today that has many live links to help you along the way. You'll be working in groups of 2 or 3 to finish this challenge.
Wednesday, 12 September 2018. I'm really sorry for missing a second class and am hoping to be back with you on Friday. Here is your task today: You all have made some progress on the buoyancy and barotrauma packet, but likely still have about half of it to go. Today's work is a continuation of what you did on Monday. Remember, all the links in the file below are live and will take you to a great number of resources to help you investigate this topic.
Lastly, I would encourage all of you to research the most effective way to create a film cannister submarine that can float 5-10 pennies to the surface of a body of water using a researched combination of baking soda, citric acid, and/or antacid tablets. Have a few different options prepared for Friday! Have fun everyone!
Monday, 10 September 2018. Mr. F will be out today. Your task is to complete as much of the computer-based investigation into fish morphology anatomy and barotrauma. The submarine model portion can be researched only but you will not be able to complete it until Wednesday. The videos from the last week's introduction can be found below as they will help with some parts of the packet. If any of you need colored pencils to color code diagrams, go to the cabinets with the fish prints on them (next to the fire blanket). There is a good amount you all can finish today and we'll make submarines next time! Good luck and have a great day everyone! See you Wednesday!
Thursday & Monday, 6 & 10 September 2018. Introduction to buoyancy, a property of water that allows objects to float. Videos from the last week's PowerPoint can be found below.
Tuesday, 4 September 2018. Properties of water lab. Below you will also find the demo's results. Key: yellow = cool fresh water, blue = 17% salt water, red = hot fresh water. The middle demonstration began as blue colored water in the top cup and yellow in the bottom. The two immediately mixed and gave the result you see in the center.