Mr. Hallihan Notes

Foundations of Math 11 & Intro. to Environmental Science 120

Notes

Write a poem about the environment... 5 points.Publish your poem on the website... 10 pointsRecite the poem and publish audio clip on website ... 15 points!!!

Posted: October 3, 2014

Levels of Ecological Organization...be sure to get the notes!  Checked out a video on Biosphere 2... 

Posted: October 3, 2014

Unit 1 Test

Posted: October 1, 2014

We discussed the solutions to the Unit 1 review...check lesson for all the solutions.  Began Unit 2 - first topic was the organization of life...be sure to get the notes!HOMEWORK:  Unit 1 Test Tomorrow
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Early Childhood Services program are looking for donations of recyclable materials.  Item that are popular include... -large clear pop bottles (make sure they are rinsed)-egg cartons-large ice cream containers (make sure they are clean)-large coffee cans-toilet paper rolls-paper towel rolls-tin pie plates-shoe boxes-cereal boxesChelsea and Devan have agreed to organize this venture and tally what was brought.  Bring materials in before Friday to my classroom.1 eco-point per item up to a max of 20 ecopoints!

Posted: September 30, 2014

Gave out the solutions to the crossword puzzle and began working on the review questions.  Reviewed the math formulas (will be given on the test) and explained the variables.  Finish for tomorrow...check solutions by viewing today's lesson.HOMEWORK:  Unit 1 Test on Thursday

Posted: September 29, 2014

REVIEW for Unit 1 Test on THURSDAY!  Check out lesson for review questions and crossword terminology puzzle.Gave back Quiz from last Thursday along with lab reports...went over the solutions.

Posted: September 29, 2014

LIBRARY PLAN DAY #2...research the issue and gain information/resources for your chosen topic.HOMEWORK:  Library plan due on Monday and begin reviewing for test.

Posted: September 29, 2014

We watched a couple videos...one on Darwin's finches (evolution) and another on Atlantic Salmon Decreasing Populations (environmental issues).  Be sure to check both out!  Quiz on Unit 1 terminology was done second half of class.
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Posted: September 24, 2014

We did an online activity involving adaptations...link is in lesson.  Discussed local species and how they adapt to our environment (Boreal Forest).  Visited Hinterlands Who's Who - good website for yesterday's eco challenge.  Watched video that summarizes Darwin's evolution...check out link.HOMEWORK - Terminology Quiz on Environmental Issues & Populations
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Posted: September 23, 2014

We discussed Charles Darwin (see attached Case Study and link to Biography clip).  Then discussed the terms involved with adaptions and evolution.  Checked out some examples and gave an eco-challenge opportunity (see lesson).

Posted: September 22, 2014

Finished up our notes and discussions on populations.  Introduction to adaptations and eveloution...

Posted: September 18, 2014

We watched a follow-up video that discussed some of the scientific studies that are being conducted on Easter Island.  We discussed the connections to the Lorax and possible future of the Earth.  Also discussed how population terms like exponential growth, logistic growth, carrying capacity and limiting factors can be related in the film.After that, we took some notes on forecasting populations and looked at some interactive websites that study global populations...be sure to check ot the links!Reminder to come to period 6 at 1:45 (start of IS) to get attendance and then we will be attending the prep rally.

Posted: September 17, 2014

Today we watched a video on Easter Island...be sure to check it out if you missed it!  Tomorrow your lab report is due and we will follow-up the video with some discussion.HOMEWORK:  Lab Report Due FIRST of Class!
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Posted: September 16, 2014

We took the first half of class to finish the lab from Friday...lab report is due on Thursday!Handed out notes on populations and discussed Logistic Growth vs Exponential Growth.  

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