NOTES and STUDY GUIDES:




Though deadlines might slightly shift, our unit is still coming to an end. Unfortunately Hurricane Sandy cannot blow away our unit exam or the projects that are quickly coming to a close! You will still have a test; a poster display of your experiment; a 2nd wiki entry; and a compost challenge PBL product. Adjusted due dates will be discussed in class and can be seen in the calendar below.

CUMULATIVE UNIT TEST - Scientific Process and Agriculture
Below is the blank theme study guide we discussed in class and each periods filled in guide:

In addition to the Soil and Nutrients and Pesticide study guides, here is an in depth study guide for all topics covered so far this year.

PESTICIDES (3.8, 3.9)
The document below contains a list of key concepts and terms that you need to know for our exploration of PESTICIDES. You'll know you're ready for the discussion on MON 10/15 and the quiz on THURS 10/24 if you understand the key concepts and can you use the vocab.



SOIL AND NUTRIENTS (3.3, 1.7, 3.7)
The document below contains a list of key concepts and terms that you need to know for our exploration of SOIL AND NUTRIENTS. You'll know you're ready for the discussion on WED/THURS and FRI, and the quiz on WED (10/10) if you understand the key concepts and can you use the vocab.


ASSIGNMENTS:
Pea Plant Experiment Poster - due THURS 11/1 Be sure to bring your completed poster to class on Thursday.
Now that we've completed our experiment and have some data it's time to analyze our results and share our findings. We will do this by holding a poster session in class with each group creating a poster including their question, introduction, hypothesis, materials, procedures, results (data table and graph), analysis/conclusion, citations, pictures. On Monday 11/5 groups will present their poster to us, discussing their experiment and findings.


2nd Ag Survive and Thrive Wiki Entry - due TUES 11/6 by NOON
You will be developing your second wiki entry focusing on how you will feed the people of your given locale. Check out my portfolio page for further guidelines and as an example.

PESTICIDE CONFERENCE - due MON 10/22
Given an assigned pesticide, you need to create a glog to inform the community about the pesticide in question. (If you have not received a pesticide please email me so I can assign you one.) Use the document below to determine what should be included in your glog. You need to accumulate 25 points and have your glog completed BEFORE class on Monday. Make it interesting for classmates to learn by including videos, interesting pictures, easy to understand/read text, etc. Click here to access my glogster account. Reference the "Glog Instructions" in the navigation bar to the left for username and password.



COUNTING CALORIES - Complete the TABLE (on pg. 2 of the packet) with your 24 hour diet by FRI 9/21
To find the calories for a certain food go to
http://www.webmd.com/diet/healthtool-food-calorie-counter
HOW LOW CAN YOU GO? Click here to access directions and to post your comments to our class wiki discussion - due by MON 10 PM.

Bt CASE STUDY PACKET - due MON Complete analysis and sections A, C, D (section B is bonus). In order to complete SECTION C play the "games" on the website below:

www.pbs.org/wgbh/harvest/engineer/

GMO ELEVATOR PITCH - on MON 10/15
On Monday you will have 1 minute to "pitch" your thoughts on GM foods. This is NOT a debate. You have 60 seconds to convincingly present your opinion.Remember to support your opinion with facts and evidence. You may assume a role other than yourself such as, GM company (Montsanto) executive, farmer, political lobbyist, activist, etc.
Click here for an overview and some tips on creating a convincing pitch.

LOOKING FOR TOPICS FOR YOUR SURVIVE AND THRIVE ENTRY?
eating local, hierloom foods, waste from livestock, modern farmving vs. traditional, water pollution in agriculture, food irradiation, biopesticides, use of hormones/antibiotics in livestock, fossil fuel use in agriculture
AGRICULTURE VOCAB
Complete the following terms in your lab notebook.
  1. Food chain
  2. Food web
  3. Trophic level
  4. Producer
  5. Consumer
  6. Herbivore
  7. Omnivore
  8. Carnivore
  9. Decomposer