Monday, October 26, 2009

Ecology Final on Friday.

Study for the final by reviewing your ecology notes and getting some good sleep!

I'll be staying after school on Monday for anyone interested in a review session.

You're gonna do great!

Mr. Forde :-)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

CRASH video on-line

Here is a link to the actual video we watched in class!

Click here to see it!

Mr. Forde :-)

Back to the Adudbon and The Chias are growing!

Hi All,

I am excited that we are returning to the Adudubon in Greenwich this week with the remaining Black team students. The B and C group kids will attend! See hte images from last weeks trip in the earlier post.

Last week we saw the first growth of hair (grass plants) on our chia heads! We will start collecting data by measuring a pre-determined blade of grass. We will then compae the growth of the different pants to one another to see if we can draw any conclusions about the effect of differing abiotic factors. Here are some images!

Here is some growth on our control plants.

We must carefully measure the growth in metric units.

The data is transferred to our interactive science notebooks.

I can't wait to see how they all do!!

Mr. F :-)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Horseshoe crab HW link!!

Click below to link to more Horseshoe Crab information from Soundwaters!

You'll love that site!

Mr. Forde :-)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Chia Heads are coming!

What's happening in this experiment?

Explain what you think is happening and may happen in the future?

What's up with this bubble in the test tube above the aquatic plant?

Mr. F :-)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Chia Heads!

Hi All!

Please bring in pantyhose and knee highs that you can spare and plastic containers (like the ones I showed in class). Here is a sneak preview of what a chia head might end up looking like once it is growing.

We will be making changes to the chia heads abiotic factors (air, water, sunlight, temperature) to determine their effect on the plant growth. This should be interesting and teach us a bit more about producers and photosynthesis.

Mr. F :-)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Baby Terrapin at SoundWaters!

Here is the new baby terrapin hatched at Soundwaters! Isn't it cuuuute! :-) Let's do all we can to ensure that these amazing creatures are protected and have every chance to remain a part of our LI Sound ecosystem!

Click Here to check in on SoundWaters blog and see how the baby diamondback terrapin is doing over the next few weeks.

Mr. Forde :-)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Photosynthesis Link

Hi All,

Here is the link to the photosynthesis activity I showed you in class.

The Photosynthesis Link

This might help you review the things that plants need and what they produce when they photosynthesize!

More to come... Mr. F :-)