Mr. Hallihan Notes

Foundations of Math 11 & Intro. to Environmental Science 120


We discussed the background information on the lab.  In the lab, we looked at two different scales and tried to age the fish.  Be sure to do PART B of the lab!Homework:  Part B due at beginning of class
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Posted: May 12, 2014

Continued working on research paper and eco-point activities.  Presentation groups were also announced.  Groups interested in doing a lesson at an elementary school were formed...will take place the week of June 2 - 5th. Reminder of upcoming deadlines... May 20th - Research paper is due May 26th - Presentations will begin June 2 - Ecopoint inventories are due
Notes were given on both of these topics...get a copy.  Be sure to understand the notes!  We also watch a is in the lesson.  Shows the Restigouche and Miramichi rivers.  Be ready to discuss how they differ from each other.HOMEWORK:  Eco-points?  Research Paper?  Deadlines are near...
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We discussed our homework exercise on predation and the stage of growth for Atlantic Salmon.  Also discussed the Striped Bass and a PowerPoint on Freshwater Fish (included in the lesson). 
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Posted: May 7, 2014

We worked on research paper and/or eco-point activities...  Important deadline:  May 20th - Research Paper is due May 26th - Presentations will begin June 2 - Eco-point Inventories are due
Today we discussed the life cycle of the Atlantic Salmon.  We passed out a poster that displays this life cycle and also watched a video that descibes the stages...check it out - will be posted.  Looked at the various poster displays in the classroom and discussed species around the river system.  HOMEWORK:  Predator game exercise (slide found in the lesson) NOTE:  We will be in the computer lab tomorrow so be sure to bring materials for research paper/eco-point activties!
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Many thanks to Tony for doing his presentation today to us and Mr. Watters' OP class.  Very informative...if your were absent, be sure to check it out.  He is willing to share this with us so I am uploading in today's lesson.  May be of use for your research paper/presentation.REMINDER...  We will be leaving at 11:45 (at main entrance) on Monday to participate in the Kelt Tagging Study done by ASF/MSA in Red Bank.  Make sure you dress for the weather and bring technology to take pictures/videos.  We plan to be back for period 6.

Posted: April 29, 2014

Wrote unit 2 test today...HOMEWORK:  Bring materials to work on research paper and/or ecopoint activities (in computer lab tomorrow)
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Discussed where to find solutions to the review and passed out crossword review.  Intro. to Unit 3...check out images and videos.HOMEWORK:  Unit 2 test tomorrow***Bring research project materials and/or ecopoint activities for computer lab.
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Posted: April 25, 2014

We will write the unit test on Tuesday...if you want the review crossword see the previous post.
I have attached the review given in class, the review crossword that will be given on Friday, the solutions to the review and solutions to the review crossword.
Check out this lesson to get the review and watch the intro videos to our theme unit...Fisheries: Watersheds & Atlantic Salmon!I will post crossword and solutions to the review.HOMEWORK:  Unit 2 Test on MONDAY!
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We finished our discussion of Species at Risk (check out the notes).  Watched some videos and checked out some websites on this theme (see links in the lesson).  Discussed the test review and decided that Unit 2 test will be on MONDAY!Tomorrow I will go over questions and give answers to the review.  Friday we will have a guest speaker...Tony VanBuskirk from Fornebu Lumber will be with us.HOMEWORK:  Prepare for the review!
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HAPPY EARTHDAY!!!We reviewed the lesson from Wednesday with a discussion of the points taken from the video.  Also looked into Species at sure to get the notes!
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Today we outlined 7 issues that affect natural cycles and discussed them.  We focused on Radioactive contamination since NB relies on this energy source from Point Lepreau in Saint John.  The historic examples of nuclear disasters are Chernoboyl in Ukraine (1986) and Fukushima in Japan (2011).  We watched a video about the Fukushima Disaster and took down 10 points for is in the lesson.  Also gave out notes on all the cycles (see attached lesson) and promoted our new Facebook page! HOMEWORK: -  continue to work on research paper and ecopoint activities -  begin preparing for unit test (see lesson for review)
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