Monday, May 23, 2016

7th Grade - Answer p. D-31 Analysis Question 3: Prepare a Venn Diagram explaining the differences between Continental Drift Theory and Plate Tectonics Theory; record features that are common to both these ideas in the space that overlaps.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

7th Grade: no homework

6th Grade: Scientific name homework (see below)

Scientific Names
HEY, YOU!   READ THIS!  Every species known to people is given a two-part scientific name. This is part of a system called "binomial nomenclature." Scientists give organisms these names so that scientists can communicate about species of living things, and other scientists know which species is being referred to, no matter what the species might be called in another language. This helps scientists understand the relationship between different species, also. For example, people are known as homo Sapiens, which means “Wise [hu]man”.   The rules are that the first word in every species' 2-part name is the genus name. The genus is like a family name.  All cats, for instance, are part of the family felis, whether the species is a house cat (“Felis catus”) or a wildcat (“Felis silvestris”).
Homework: you and your teammate(s) will research the following invasive species to which you have been assigned. 
Fill out the data table on the back of this page [below] about your species. 
You must also bring in a picture of your species, whether you draw it or print it out. 

Species assignments are as follows: 

1.      Kudzu – Sophie, Camryn. 
                     Quinn, Marcos

2. Tiger Mosquitoes - Vince, Franky

3. Nutria – Erik, Emmanuel. 
                    Lisandra & Herberth

4. Aquarium Plant (hydrilla) – Haylin,    
                                            Preet, Asia

5. Longhorn beetle – Samantha, Dominik, Javion

6. Purple loosestrife – Davon, Bryant
              Clerin, Vanessa,

7. Starling – Charlie, Caroline, Victoria

8. Brown snake (Guam) – Hasher, Johan

1.Kudzu  Katerina, Angel.  Sofia
2.Tiger Mosquitoes – Chelsea, Rashe. Amahri, Juceli.
3.Nutria –Anthony, Javon.   Diana.
4.Aquarium Plant (hydrilla) – Breanna, Lucy. Max. 
5.Longhorn beetle –Mark, Jordan. Santiago, James.
6.Purple loosestrife – Gianna, Ivan. Adrianna.
7.Starling – Dan, Melissa. Danielle, Kimberly.
8.Brown snake (Guam) – Kiara, Gabby.  Kinsly.

Date: May 17, 2016 ATL Cluster - Info Literacy (Access info to be informed

Topic: Introduced Species   and inform others) 
 Globalization & Sustainability: How is everything connected?
Obj:TSW investigate the characteristics and impact 

of a specific introduced species.
Intro: Read p. E9.

Challenge: What effect can an introduced species 
have on an environment? What if anything should 
be done to control introduced species?

Introduced species  including nonnative, exotic
and non-indigenous. All of these terms refer to 
species that are now found outside of their normal 
range. Ex: zebra mussel from Russia now all over 
Species - a level of biological classification, made 
up of organisms or populations capable of 
interbreeding. Species is named with 2 parts: the 
name of a genus, followed by un-capitalized 
species label. Ex: Homo sapiens.