Marine Biology- $15/class minimum suggested donation
Teacher: Elijah McKenna
For Texts or calls 520-343-8918
September 13, 2017
Homework due by the 20th of SEPTEMBER:
Login to Engrade: contact me if you are unable to.
Check the yellowboxes for any updates (daily)
Email me (either you or your parents)(just so I can open a line of communication)
(My Apologies for getting this out late!)
Hi class! Please read chapters one, two, and three. Don't worry I won't quiz you on them :)
September 20, 2017
Homework due by next Class
Read and complete the Ocean Water Lab that I handed out in class. (Make sure you record the Experiment in your Lab Book and bring your finished work to class)
Read Chapter 3 in the book. (The one on Ocean Water)
Complete the Quiz once it posts on Engrade. (I will email you all when it does)
September 27, 2017
HomeWork Due by next week
Refresh your knowledge with the below links and take Quiz#2 on Engrade. (you may use your notes, but not the book or internet)
October 4, 2017
Homework due by next week:
Read the Chapter in the book on Waves, tides, and currents.
Complete Quiz #3 (on Engrade). Review the take home lab handout beforehand. There are additional questions (for extra credit - if you are 9th grade or above I expect you to complete them).
Complete your lab books (from the in class experiment on currents).
October 11, 2017
October 18, 2017
Review for test one and take Quiz #4 when it becomes available. I will send out an email when it does. Test one will be on all the previous chapters we’ve covered in class.
October 25, 2017
Read Chapter 5 in preparation for next class. There will be no quiz as we took an in class test.
November 1, 2017
November 8, 2017
For those of you who haven't done this yet:
1. Do at home experiment and record in your lab book
2. Email a suggestion experiment to do in class (it must be weather related and should help us understand a topic we learned in class.
Check Engrade to see your test score.
Remember to: Keep Penguins Cool Or Find Good Shelter
November 15, 2017
HAVE A HAPPY THANKS GIVING!!!!
Please review the notes that Megan took during class.(attached)
Write out the domain through species of you favorite Marine Animal on a separate page of paper to bring to class.
- Elai - coelacanth
- Samantha - Sea Otter
- Joshua - Sting Ray
- Grace - Blob Fish
- Michael - Dolphin or Whale
- Gianna - Leatherback Sea Turtle
- Aliyah - Leopard Seal
- Joseph - Great White Shark
Complete the cells worksheet handed out in class (including the Venn diagram).
watch this video to help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IlzKri08kk&feature=youtu.be
link: cells comparison: https://biochemanics.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/125817436.png
COMPLETE THE CLASSIFICATION EXPERIMENT BEFORE OUR NEXT CLASS
November 29, 2017
December 6, 2017
December 13, 2017
January 10, 2017
- reviewed the midterm and answered any questions
- read through and studied Chapter 8
- watched videos on plankton and coral
- Read Chapter 8: Exploring the Coral Reef
- Find a box and cover inside with blue construction paper, paint, etc. for your Ocean Box Project
- Work on vocabulary worksheet from class
January 17, 2017
- went over the crossword puzzle homework
- finished reviewing Chapter 8: Exploring the Coral Reef
- learned more about corals
- watched a video about corals and each student wrote down 5 new facts that he/she learned about or found interesting
- Answer the 12 review questions that are on the Yellow Boxes and turn in next week
- Add either sea anemone or jellyfish and a coral to your Ocean Box
- Read the segment on crustaceans and mollusks
January 24, 2017
-Lecture on Whales
-Experiment to show insulation of blubber " Blubber Experiment"
- wrote down experiment in Lab Books
-Cnidarian review quiz on Engrade DUE SATURDAY @ 11:45 PM
January 31, 2017
We studied about Toothed Whales and learned more details on Dolphins, Porpoises, Orcas, Belugas, Narwhals, and Sperm Whales.
We studied Baleen Whales and learned more details on Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whale, and Right Whales.
We worked on a crossword puzzle.
-Take Engrade quiz if you didn't complete it last week.
-Add to Ocean Box: Toothed Whale and Baleen Whale
-Check Engrade for Whale Quiz
-Check Yellow Box for reading assignment
February 7, 2018
Each student took a review quiz.
We had a lecture on Pinnipeds (sea lions, seals, and walruses) and Sirenias (manatees and dugongs).
Homework: Add a seal or sea cow to your ocean box.
February 14, 2018
-Each student took a Review Quiz on Lesson 3
-Lecture on Aquatic Herps (Reptiles, Amphibians), Sea Turtles, Sea Snakes, and Salamanders
-Make a sea turtle to add to Ocean Box
-Study all notes!! (yours and Yellow box)
-TEST NEXT CLASS, FEBRUARY 28th
February 28, 2017
March 7, 2017
Today in Class:
We went over the Mollusks
- Specifically Bivalves and Gastropods
Make one of each for your ocean box, you should have a list of the ones that we went over if you took good notes.
We will be covering Cephalopods and reviewing our test.
March 14, 2018
Everyone completed a handout about dissections.
EXPERIMENT: Pickle Dissection
We used the handout for dissecting procedure.
After cutting open the pickles, each student removed the seeds from his/her pickle and counted them. Each student drew a picture of his/her pickle and wrote the experiment results in the handout.
-printables on the yellow boxes
March 21, 2018
Lecture on Cephalopods, Octopus Brains, Nautilus, Chitons, Echinoderms: Sea Stars, Brittle Stars, Basket Stars, Crinoids, and Sea Urchins.
Engrade/ Yellow Box worksheet
Add a cephalopod (either an octopus or a squid) to your Ocean Box
March 28, 2018
Each student completed 4 worksheets with each other while discussing the questions.
Lecture on Sea Urchins, Sand Dollars, Sea Cucumbers, and Crustaceans.
Dissections-Clam, Oyster, or Mussel
Complete 2 handouts given in class
April 4, 2018
Today we had a short overview of clams before each student dissected a clam. Then each student got a clam and dissected it. We cleaned up the clam dissection and had a short overview of sea stars before beginning that dissection. Each student also got a sea star and was able to dissect it.
First each student identified the age of his/her clam. Then they pried open the clam and found the muscle. They identified the foot, mantle, gills, and siphon tubes on their clams. Next, they cut open the foot and observed what was inside. Finally, each student wrote down the procedure, what was found and where, and then drew a sketch of what the inside of his/her clam looked like in their lab books.
Sea Star Dissection:
They cut slits down both sides of two arms from the tip to the center. Then they cut around the center, exposing the stomach. After removing the digestive glands, they identified the second stomach and the gonads. Then they identified the stone canal, ring canal, radial canal, and ampulla. Finally, they wrote down the procedure, what was found and where, and drew a sketch of what the sea star looked like in their lab books.
April 11, 2018
We had a lecture on Crustaceans, Then we did a squid dissection.
-counted the number of arms; 8 short, 2 long
-found suction cups on arms and found the beak
-cut open and identified several different parts
Write the steps of your squid dissection in your lab book. Draw a sketch of how your squid looked with labels of the squid parts.
April 18, 2018
We had a lecture on Shrimp, Krill, Barnacles, Horseshoe Crabs, and Fish. We also looked at a real horseshoe crab.
-STUDY for final next week (mollusks, cephalopods, crustaceans, fish)
-Turn in lab books next week
-Finish Ocean Box and turn in next week
April 25, 2018
May 2, 2018