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Agenda Week of 15 Sep – 19 Sep 2008 Class website:
Monday 9/15/08 - agenda review
Discuss Ecological Succession (collect)
Ecology Anticipatory Questions
Review Questions
Flashcard Review : learning/embedding
HW: Study for Unit 1 EXAM
After School Review 2:30-3:30
Tuesday 9/16/08
Collect Unit 1 Overview
Collect 9/8-9/12 agenda
Collect 9/15-9/19 agenda
HW: Gather all Unit 1 assignments and bring to class on
Wednesday for Portfolio preparation – Our Ecology book
that will be used to review for Fall Semester Final
Wednesday 9/17/08 – Late Start
Parent Letter
Portfolio Preparation
o Cover Page
o Table of Contents
o Summary Factsheet
o Learning Skills Reflection
o Portfolio Evaluation: student and parent review
- Exam Review
HW: Complete Portfolio - get parent signatures
- Begin review for Exam Retake on Thursday/Friday (block schedule dependent)
Thursday 9/18/08 – Block Day
EXAM retake (when necessary) includes 30 minutes individual quiet review prior to testing
Submit Unit 1 Portfolio
Friday 9/19/08 – Block Day
EXAM retake (when necessary) includes 30 minutes of individual quiet review prior to testing
Submit Unit 1 Portfolio
Parents/Guardian –
I have reviewed my child’s activities and homework for the week of 9/15/08 – 9/19/08.
I understand:
 The importance for me to make sure that my child is studying and prepared for the EXAM and has completed
all assignments this week.
 There will be a Unit EXAM on 9/16/08
Parent/Guardian Printed Name
Bell Ringers: Week of 15 Sep – 19 Sep 2008
Monday – A fire is burning in the neighborhood and you notice a toxic smell to the smoke. You make observations
about your environment and decide where it is safest to go. You decided how contamination is transported, what
did you decide?
Tuesday – You know that lynx are predators of hares (close relatives of rabbits). While visiting a history museum in
Montreal in Canada (1/2 French and 1/2 English-speaking), you observes a graph on display that records the number of
lynx and hare trapped in the Hudson Bay area (Atlantic Coast inland harbor) for 90 years: 1845 and 1935. The graph
has two different lines for lynx and hares. You observed that the two lines on the graph follow a pattern. Which
pattern does she observe?
A. Both hare and lynx populations remain constant.
B. Both hare and lynx populations rise and fall together.
C. The hare population decreases shortly after the number of lynx decreases.
D. The lynx population decreases shortly after the number of hares decreases.
Wednesday - Rabbits introduced into Australia more than 100 yrs ago have become a serious pest to farmers.
Rabbits have taken control displacing many native species of plant eaters. What is the most logical explanation for
their increased numbers?
A. Rabbits have a high death rate.
B. There are few effective predators.
C. Additional rabbit species have been introduced.
D. There is an increase in rabbit predators.
Thursday - You hears about a plan to drain a nearby wetland to develop for commercial purposes. This wetland is part
of the Arcade Creek floodway that is one of the Sacramento River’s tributaries. Your friend thinks the plan is okay
because there is not value to keeping the wetland. After researching and thinking about the issue. You respond to
your friend’s opinion. Which is the response closest to yours?
A. Wetlands are beautiful ecosystems, but they have no economic value.
B. Wetlands breed harmful insects, and they should be drained for better use.
C. Wetlands have a direct economic value such as providing a food source.
D. Wetlands have indirect value such as cleaning pollutants from water.
Friday - While touring a Costa Rican rain forest on vacation, Miss Elizabeth learned that rain forests between the
Pacific and Atlantic Oceans have the highest biodiversity of any ecosystem on the planet. You now would define the
term biodiversity as closest to which definition?
A. number of life layers in the forest
B. number of organisms in the forest
C. variety of habitats in the forest
D. variety of species in the forest