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Limiting Factors & Carrying Capacity

Mar 22nd, 2017 by Deborah Wagner | Comments Off on Limiting Factors & Carrying Capacity

1. Population Dynamics video (watch the first segment … approx. 5 minutes, 24 seconds)

2. Click here to read the Predator vs. Prey info & graph article. Think about the ratio of prey to predators  shown on the graph. Answer the questions below in your spiral:

Question #1: Which organism is the predator in this relationship?

Question #2: Which organism is the prey?

Question #3: Write down one year which shows enough prey to support the predators AND explain why you chose this year. Use numbers to help in your explanation.

Question #4:  Write down one year which appears to be “out of balance” AND explain why you chose this year. Use numbers to help in your explanation.

 

 

Plant and Animal Adaptations

Mar 21st, 2017 by Deborah Wagner | 0

video 1Click on this link to view Study Jams Plant Adaptations.”

video 2Click on this link to view Study Jams Animal Adaptations.”

 

video 3: Click on the video below to watch the “Fitting in Around Here” webisode. Plant and animal adaptations are discussed. After pressing play, click on the bottom right corner of the video to go to full screen.

 

video 4:  Click on the video below to watch a Discovery Education “Pronghorn Adaptations” video. (1:45)

To make it full screen, click on the bottom right corner of the video after pressing play.

 

video 5: Click on the video below to watch a Discovery Education “Predators’ Adaptations for Hunting” video. (5:00)

To make it full screen, click on the bottom right corner of the video after pressing play.

When the Wolves Returned

Mar 15th, 2017 by Deborah Wagner | 0

Click here to access the video reading of the book.

Click below to access the book only (no audio).

When the Wolves Returned 2016-2017

 

March 9, 2017 Ch. 1, Sect. 2 “Living Things Need Energy”

Mar 9th, 2017 by Deborah Wagner | 0

Read the article “1.2 Recycling Food Materials (decomposers)” and add at least two notes for FUNGI and two notes for BACTERIA to your graphic organizer.

 

Click on the titles below to watch the two videos. Complete the video guide as you watch them.

Video 1 – The Wildlife Web 1: Producers and Herbivores

Video 2 – The Wildlife Web 2: Herbivores and Carnivores

Asian Carp

Mar 8th, 2017 by Deborah Wagner | 0

Asian Carp Overview (National Park Service / Mississippi)

Brief video discussing the impact of Asian carp on native species (1:14)

Illinois DNR Asian Carp Action Plan

Alligator Gar… no NOT help control Asian carp (Illinois DNR)

picture of alligator gar

 

 

Live Web Cams

Mar 7th, 2017 by Deborah Wagner | 0

Arconic Eagle Cam – Quad Cities (was Alcoa)

Decorah, Iowa Eagle Cam

Atlanta Panda Cam

Yellowstone Old Faithful

Woodland Park Zoo Cams (Seattle, WA)

Alligator Gar / Asian Carp video

Mar 3rd, 2017 by Deborah Wagner | 0

Click here for the video.

Tornado Resources

Mar 2nd, 2017 by Deborah Wagner | 0

General Info from the Univ. of Illinois: How tornadoes form, safety

Tornado Safety     More on safety  NOAA Safety Tips

How tornadoes form

Where tornadoes occur

Play this game to learn more about tornadoes

Additional tornado links

Misc. Earthquake resources

Feb 7th, 2017 by Deborah Wagner | 0

Building Big Shapes Lab

Significant Seismic Events 2001-2011 (IRIS)

The Science of Earthquakes (USGS)

Recent EQ news

Earthquake Facts for Kids

 

 

Mercalli Scale

Jan 26th, 2017 by Deborah Wagner | 0

Click here for a copy of the Mercalli Scale.