Mr. Hallihan Notes

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


Posted: February 20, 2014

We read a Case Study on Charles Darwin and watched some clips on his history.  Also discussed notes on adaptations and genetics.  Be sure to know these for the test next week! HOMEWORK:  Pass in inventories tomorrow if you have eco-points to be checked
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Posted: February 19, 2014

Today we worked on either the research paper AND/OR eco-point activities.  Reminder that the following items are due next week... 1)  75 eco-points attempted 2)  Graphic Organizer #1 HOMEWORK:  Pass in library plan tomorrow
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Posted: February 18, 2014

We looked into what factors influence the human population.  Checked out some interesting websites on... world clock, global life expectency and average income in Canada.  Be sure to get the notes as test will be next week. HOMEWORK:  Bring material for research paper/eco-point activities (in Humanities lab tomorrow)
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We discussed the Easter Island article and video that we watched yesterday.  We also did an activity on populations where groups were assigned a growth rate and graphed their results.  Finished with discussing negative/positive influences on human populations and the environment.HOMEWORK:  Work on getting eco-points and continue researching your topic.
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Posted: February 12, 2014

We read an article on Easter Island and discovered that it is an example of many of the themes we have discussed so far in the course...deforestation, sustainability, 'Lorax' themes and populations.  Check out the lesson for a copy of the article along with a link to the video we watched on Easter Island.HOMEWORK:  Lab report due Friday
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Posted: February 11, 2014

We took the first 20 minutes to continue working on the lab from yesterday [must be passed in FIRST of class on Friday].  We did some math using an exponential growth formula and discussed some key terms (check out the notes for definitions).  Be sure to know the logistic vs exponential diagram! 
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This lab focused on the 'Mark-Return-Recapture' technique that is used for estimating a population.  The lesson has the link for the extension question.  Only 1 lab report needs to be passed per group.  See me if your absent today to set up a time to complete this lab.  DUE FIRST OF CLASS ON FRIDAY.
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Posted: February 7, 2014

We looked at populations and checked out some stats from Statistics Canada.  Be sure to study the definitions that were presented in class!
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Today we decided upon our class logo...congrats to Taylor Jennings as his design is our new logo.  Also celebrated National Sweater Day for some eco-points.  We watched some videos on the Human Footprint and discussed ethical consumerism.  HOMEWORK:  Work on eco-points and continuing researching your topic
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Posted: February 5, 2014

We looked at ecological footprints and watched the video on the 'Story of Stuff'.  Check out the links if you want to do you own ecological footprint.  We also wrote a quiz on Fracking.
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Go to Twitter and search for MVHS Environmental Science...become a follower and get 5 eco-points.  Remember that tomorrow is National Sweater so spread the word!  #MVHSSweaterDay2014 - get some eco-points?

Posted: February 4, 2014

We finished our discussion of Fracking [gave the 'cons' of the issue and crossword puzzle solution].  Rest of class was spent in the library researching an issue and/or planning eco-challenge activities.  Check the lesson for the list of possible research ideas.  HOMEWORK:  Quiz tomorrow! 
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See attached lesson for the article...we created a list of pros vs cons and you need to complete the crossword for homework.  Quiz on Wednesday...know the vocabulary, pros & cons and overview of the article.
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Submit a logo that you feel will represent our class for this semester (5 eco-points)...extra 5 eco-points will be given if it is selected.  [due by Wednesday]
We watched the video on the Lorax (link is within the lesson) and discussed issues presented in the movie.  Passed out notes on Unit 1 key terms.
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