Young Men in Nursing
Review through Investigations:
Week of 3/22
Monday: Why do corpse flowers emit an odor when blooming?
How do corpse flowers take in energy from the sun and transform them into food?
How do corpse flowers store energy?
How is this different from other plants?
Week of 3/11
In the winter of 2014, 88% of the Great Lakes or 82,940 square miles froze over, which was the largest ice cover the lakes had experienced since 1994.
MONDAY 3/11 Homework
What are brinicles?
How do brinicles form in aquatic ecosystems
If the salinity of oceanic waters were lower, would brinicles still form?
- Analyze and interpret data from the NASA and NOAA websites to determine the similarities and differences between the Great Lakes that experienced and didn’t experience freezing in 2014. Use evidence from the data to support your answers to the following questions:
- Which lakes experience continuous freezing from year to year?
- Which lakes do not continuously freeze from year to year?
- How have the maximum ice coverages of the Great Lakes changed over time?
- Based on your readings and analysis, what factors contribute to the amount of ice coverage that Lake Ontario experiences in winter months?
Week of February 25
Monday – Storm Chaser 2
Monday- Bell Ringer – Cell Structures
In class Influences on Weather:
Why It Matters?
Can you Explain it?
Module E Earth’s Water & Atmosphere
Unit 2 Influences on Weather
Read (annotate) Exploration 1-2
Answer Questions beginning under Describing Weather (Explor 1) and
stop AFTER Pressure Systems and Weather
(Do not go onto Interpreting a Weather Map)
Tuesday in class: scavenger hunt Air Masses and Weather Fronts
Wednesday in class: Students worked in groups to Interpret Weather Maps
(complete Exploration 2)
Thursday – Graphic Organizer comparing and contrasting air masses and air fronts
Winds and Convection Currents
Friday – Storm Chaser Activity
February 11 -15
Identify and explain each component of the water cycle.
February 5 -6 2019
Interactions within the atmosphere:
In class we began the following simulation answering questions 1-7.
For HW students completed through number 11.
Module G Earth and Human Activity
Unit 4 Human Impact on Earth Systems
Lesson 3 Climate Change Exploration 1
– discussed climate vs weather; The Greenhouse Effect
Tuesday: 1/ 22
Deforestation Activity Deforestation Act
Please read the directions. Underline the tasks you are to do. This will ensure the lab runs smoothly and in a timely manner.
For example: Mix the forest plot card.
Remove 2 beans.
Get an idea of the scale of deforestation, review a NASA visualization made with
four Landsat images of the area of Rondonia, Brazil, from 1975 to 2001:
Take a look at the Rondonia area using the Global Forest Watch mapping application at
Link to access the online textbook:
Week of 1/ 22
Ecology and the Environment
Unit 3 Ecosystem Dynamics
Biodiversity in Ecosystems
1/22-1/24 Deforestation Activity / Assessment
1/25 Academic Games Tournament
In class we engaged in reading The Creature from Planet x and drawing a quick sketch based on descriptions.
Planet X is also know as Earth and the mystery creature was a spider.
View the PPT The incredible diversity of spiders
Make observation of the spiders. Create a T chart listing similarities among the spiders and differences.
Wrap Up: What is Biodiversity? What do you think is the importance of spiders in an ecosystem?
Week of Jan 8- 11
JPPSS Unit 4
The Diversity of Living Things
Unit 3 Human Influence on Inheritance
Lesson 1 Artificial Selection
Explorations 1-3 (Completecd in class and portions for HW)
Minor Assessment – Tuesday 11/15
Week of Jan 8-11
Unit 1 Structure of Matter
The Properties of Matter
Minor Assessment – Wednesday 11/16
Week of 1/24/2018
Cell Business Activity 1/22-1/23
Eukaryotic vs Prokaryotic Cells Concept Map 1/24
1/25 Virtual Lab – minor assessment PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS VER BATIM.
Complete the chart and journal questions. Due Monday 1/28
Week of 2/4
Module C Ecology and the Environment
Unit 1 Matter and Energy in Organisms
Lesson 1 Exploration 1
HW Exploration 2 10-11
and Exploration 3 stop at #19
HW Please bring in a ziplock bag of 1 cup soil from a garden.
Also, in a separate bag bring in pieces of fruit and vegetables.
three identical samples. See Investigating Decomposition
Week of 2/18
Reteach: Photo/Cell Respiration
Tuesday in class – students researched and created an energy pyramid representing 4 different food chains.
Wednesday: Task Assessment.
Thursday – Students Created a Food Web
Friday – Analyze changes to an ecosystem with a disruption of a species
Week of 2 /25
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Where the Waste Goes:
Green Eco Services:
• World Wildlife Fund: