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 Concept





CYCLES





CLIMATES
AND
BIOMES
 EVOLUTION




 In class Reading and HW

 Biogeochemical Cycles Activity

Question #1 (3 descriptions but no MC questions); Q. #2 Skip; Q. #3 draw water cycle; Q.# 4 is EC (have fun with this)

 Chapter 4 HW (only the bold questions)
 Peppered Moth Activity  Virtual Owl Pellet Activity
 Water Cycle Game  
 Food Chain Mini lab  Also, for more info on cycles - go to the TAMU online text.  This is an excellent source of information.
 Nature Area Ecology Lab  Hippocampus (all cycling of matter)
Owl Pellet Lab  The Biodiversity Code
Soil Analysis Lab
 Soil Lab  Bio Geochem cycles
 Eating at a lower trophic level  
 Biodiversity  What Darwin Did not Know
 Biodiversity Activity  
 Carrying Capacity Lab  
 Top of the Food Chain (drawing assignment)

 NPP Calculation Activity Chapter 5 HW
 Invasive Species List (Top 100)  
 Biomes of the Earth  Read The Role of Microorganisms
 Chap 5 Skeleton Notes  
   
 El Nino El Nono  (Step 4 Graph)

 Chap 6 HW

 Natural Capitol Degradation  
 Invasive species poster  
 Biome presentations
Biodiversity (Simpson Index)
 
   Chapter 8 HW (answer all 22 questions)

 Case studies:

You must pick two and answer the questions for each case study.  Work on your own and submit via e-mail if possible.

Deforestation of the Amazon

Global Warming

Killer Lake

Dead Zone (this counts as two)

 

 
 Fire dependent Communities- Read the following article and then create a pamphlet in Microsoft Word explaining to a general audience (think of your parents) how certain ecosystems are dependent on fire.  Describe each ecosystem and and how each is dependent on fire.  Be sure to include photos.  Please keep descriptions brief and do not copy and paste.  
 Succession Activity Species Report


Evolution

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