RUTH DOYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Claim. Evidence. Reasoning
This week we had to redo our plant experiment because the first round of beans developed mold (yuck). Hopefully next week they will start growing and we can investigate them. We also have plans to do an owl pellet dissection to investigate the food chain of owls in an ecosystem.
Week at a Glance:
MONDAY (TUESDAY): "Owl Pellets and Food Chains"
1 - Review Food Chains and Video
2 - Introduce Owl Pellets, tools for dissection, and owl vomit video
3 - Dissect Owl Pellets (20 points)
4 - Share results and Graph (bar graph)
5 - Owl Pellet video
WEDNESDAY (THURSDAY): "Investigate the bean experiment"
1 - Review experiment and initial set up
2 - Investigate plant results and record results
3 - Graph results and discuss final conclusions (20 points)
4 - Video Plant Life in Action "Photosynthesis"
FRIDAY: "Ecosystem Video: The Lorax"
1 - Finish anything not covered from the week.
2 - "The Lorax" (study of ecosystem imbalance)