Mr. Hallihan Notes

MATH HELP... Tuesday's at 12:30 - 1:00 & Wednesday's at 3:30 - 4:30


Posted: October 24, 2014

In computer lab working on research topic...see today's lesson for a copy of the library plan that has some reminders as to what information you need to research.  Also, begin working on Graphic Organizer #2 as you complete your research...
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Send me an email [] with links to a video(s) that shows an example of each type of species interactions... 1)  Predation 2)  Competition 3)  Mutualism 4)  Commensalism 5)  Parasitism   +3 Eco-Points for each link for a total of 15 eco-points! 

Posted: October 23, 2014

Same lesson/notes as yesterday but today we checked out lots of videos that examples of all the different types of interactions.  Just click on the globe on the bottom left-hand corner to activate the link. REMINDERS...Last call for: -  Biome Brochures -  Food Web Activity HOMEWORK:  Owl Pellet Lab is due tomorrow!
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Posted: October 22, 2014

Today we discussed species interactions:  predator/prey, competition, mutualism, parasitism, commensalism and symbiosis. Be sure to check out the notes... HOMEWORK:  Lab Report due on Friday!
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Posted: October 22, 2014

Finished the lab...due on FRIDAY!
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Posted: October 20, 2014

LAB:  Owl Pellet Dissection *If you missed today...come to my room for IS to start the lab!  Be sure to read up on it in today's lesson. ECO-POINT OPPORTUNITY:  Tweet a pic from the lab @MVHSEnvSci for 5 ecopoints!
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Posted: October 17, 2014

Completed class activity from yesterday, passed back graphic organizer #1 and progress reports. HOMEWORK:  Finish class activity (if not completed) and Biome Brochure is due (I have attached both to this lesson)
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Posted: October 17, 2014

Activity - Food Webs...see attached lesson for the details and a copy of the activity.
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Check out the following website for some ecopoint opportunities... Lots of ideas on this site and we can participate as a school?  as a class?  or maybe you individually? Money up for grabs with the 'Recycle My Cell' Program... Let me know of your ideas and I will help promote and encorage participation!
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Have an interest in music?  Why not create a CD and/or YouTube playlist of 'environmentally' themed sure to make it school friendly :)  Either burn CD or share the playlist on YouTube.  15 EcoPoints

Posted: October 15, 2014

Today we looked at feeding sure to get the notes!  Discussed food chains and food webs.  LAST CALL FOR ECOPOINT INVENTORIES AND GRAPHIC ORGANIZER #1...Progress Report going home on Friday! Homework:  Biome Brochure due on Friday
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Posted: October 14, 2014

Today we looked at Ecosystems, Abiotic/Biotic Factors, Habitat and Habitat Defragmentaion.  Inrto to feeding relationships...check out video!  Passed back Unit 1 test and Library plan #3.  Collected Graphic Organizer #1 and EcoPoint inventories (were due TODAY...better late than never!)HOMEWORK:  Biome Brochure due on Friday!
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Posted: October 8, 2014

We went to the library and worked on the Biome Brochure (see attached).  Here are some links from the lessons that you may find useful... those of you who are absent today we drew for biomes and here is what you got...Katelynn - ForestCody - TundraChelsea - GrasslandsShania - ForestBrandon - Tundra
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Posted: October 7, 2014

Today we discussed Biomes in more sure to check out notes.  Also passed out Biome Brochure assignment that will be due on Oct. 17.  We will be in the library tomorrow to work on the assignment...HOMEWORK:  Graphic Organizer #1 and 75 Ecopoints on Inventory due next Tuesday, Oct. 14
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Posted: October 6, 2014

LIBRARY PLAN DAY #3...research the issue and gain information/resources for your chosen topic.  Begin to complete Graphic Organizer #1 (due Tuesday Oct. 14).  You may also want to organize an activity for eco-points (75 points due with inventory on Tuesday Oct. 14).  HOMEWORK: Library plan due tomorrow!