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8th Grade Life Science

Week 28

 Date Objective/ Procedure Handouts/ Labs Homework
3/18

Population, Community, Ecosystem

1.Science Journal- explain the difference between biotic & abiotic- name 3 biotic things in the ecosystems and 3 abiotic factors

2. Work in groups to sort picture cards into categories based on definitions of an individual, population, community, ecosystem
 

3. Read p. 64-68 Miniecosystems create charts to keep track of the organisms that are in the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, their food sources, and potential predators and  observe changes in terrestrial & aquatic Mini-ecosystems

NJCCCS 5.1  & 5.5, 5.10

 21. Aquatic Organisms Observations/ Terrestrial Organisms Observations

Studyisland Assignment #9 &10 Ecosystems & Earth Systems 1

Read Life Science Text p. 690-708 Complete p.36.Overview: Interactions of Life/Living Earth- Populations

3/19

Mini Ecosystems Observations

1. Work in groups to sort picture cards into categories based on definitions of an individual, population, community, ecosystem

2. Read p. 64-68 Miniecosystems create charts to keep track of the organisms that are in the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, their food sources, and potential predators.

3. Monitor events and changes in the terrestrial & aquatic Mini-ecosystems

NJCCCS 5.1  & 5.5, 5.10

Read Life Science Text p. 690-708 Complete p.36.Overview: Interactions of Life/Living Earth- Populations

Studyisland Assignment #9 &10 Ecosystems & Earth Systems 1

3/20 Study Island NJ ASK 8 Review

1. Prepare for NJ ASK by using the the Studyisland.com website to review  Science lessons: Standard 5.4 Earth systems

2. Take practice tests Review Standard 5.4 Earth Systems

3. Go to: Foss Populations and Ecosystems Website to work with a simulated population of walking sticks that exhibit color variation. They use two levels of the multimedia simulation to investigate the impact of predation on the insects in three different environments
A. Multimedia-
Username: wtbscience
password- bloomingdale
 enter program- continue...
B. Walking Sticks- Eat Insects- try both modes of games
C. Walking Sticks- Find Insects in Three Environments- try all three games- in both modes
D. New Breeding Rules- read about breeding rules and then play the game to see how the size of the population changes

NJCCCS 5.1 ,5.2 , 5.9

 

Studyisland Assignment #9 &10 Ecosystems & Earth Systems 1

 

3/21

Symbiosis

1.Science Journal- name an individual, population, community, and Ecosystem in the mini-ecosystems

2.Add vocabulary to notebook: Populations and Ecosystems Vocabulary 9-18 to understand the roles within an ecosystem and the possible limits and adaptations organisms make in order to survive. Take notes and discuss: Symbiosis Video

Symbiosis: close relationship between species

Mutualism: both organisms benefit

Commensalisms: 1 organism benefits- other not harmed

Parasitism: 1 organism benefit, other harmed

Habitat: where an organism lives

Niche: how an organism survives in itís habitat ex. how it gets food- avoids danger

3. Go over the ecosystem card sort to differentiate between an individual, population, community, ecosystem

NJCCCS 5.1  & 5.5, 5.10 

37. Interactions with Communities/ Interactions of Life

 

 

Read text p.690-708 and complete 37. Interactions with Communities/ Interactions of Life

Studyisland Assignment #9 &10 Ecosystems & Earth Systems 1

3/22  Video: Population Study-1

1.  Watch a video and answer questions of Jane Goodall's experience developing her population field study on Chimpanzees

2. Distinguish between biotic and abiotic elements in an ecosystem

3. Monitor events and changes in the terrestrial & aquatic Mini-ecosystems

NJCCCS 5.1  & 5.5, 5.10 

38. Among the Wild Chimpanzees/ Thinking About Mono Lake Read text p.690-708 and complete 37. Interactions with Communities/ Interactions of Life

Studyisland Assignment 10 Earth Systems 1

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