RUTH DOYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Claim. Evidence. Reasoning.
This week we begin our study of "Ecosystems" and there is GREAT NEWS... The students WILL NOT have a project with this unit! However, we will have plenty of quizzes and labs to go along with this unit as well as an ongoing "ecosystem in a jar" project we will complete at school. These are all the vocabulary words they need to know for ecosystems.
The students will have a quiz over Photosynthesis this Wednesday (Thursday for B classes) for 16 points and a writing prompt on photosynthesis for 25 points. Here is the study guide for the quiz and this is also the handout I gave the students on Monday.
WEEK at a GLANCE:
Monday & Tuesday: Ecosystem Video "Introduction", Organization of Life Worksheet (10 points), Buckle Down book pg. 47-48 and Vocabulary, Ecosystem Video "food chains",
Wednesday & Thursday: Photosynthesis Quiz (16 points) & Writing Prompt "What is photosynthesis?" (25 points), Ecosystem in a Jar - Foldable Observation # 1 of 4 (10 points)
Friday: Bill Nye Video "populations" - or - Ecosystem Scavenger Hunt
*** All links to the actual assignments are in blue! ***