Thursday, May 25, 2017

Maine DMR Closure Site

Thank you, Dr. Beal. We learned so much about the life cycle of Mya Arenaria!

Click here to see the closures in and around the Yarmouth area.

Oysters showing the power of filtering water.
20-50 gallons per day

Link to a video and NOAA Site on Red Tide and Human Health

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Classification of organisms.

Here is a link to the Google Doc breaking down the classification of a Dog tick and Earthworm.
Click here to access

Drag and drop understanding the Phyla of Animals
Click here to access

Here are some links on the classification of insects.

This one has a catchy beat to it.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Classification and Taxonomy

Students identifying traits and behaviors of black worms.

Science Channel - History of Classification
Click here for Video

Macro to Micro
Click here to access the online text.  
Please read p. 8-11
"What's in an organisms name?"

Click here to access the Guided Notes Sheet
Complete the guided notes defining taxonomy and binomial nomenclature

Classification Video

Black Worm Reading - Macro to Micro
p. 34-37

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ecology Study Guide

Ecology Review Sheet and Study Guide


Be sure to go back and review all the Blog posts!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Invasive Species

Whom am I? Activity.

Who am I example - Click here to access
Who am I template- Click here to access

Topic Vocabulary:
  • native
  • non-native
  • invasive species

Essential questions:
1. What makes an organism native?

2. How do non-native and invasive species effect our local ecosystems?

3. How have humans impacted our ecosystems by bringing in invasive species?  Give a specific example.

11 - Top Most Invasive Species

List of Maine Invasives

Vital Signs Invasive Species Cards

Thursday, May 4, 2017


Essential Questions:
How many biomes are there in the world?
Why are biomes classified the way they are?  
What adaptations do organisms need to live in each biome?

Choose from two of the 4 videos to watch.

Arctic Biome - Click here to access

Desert Biome - Click here to access

Rainforest Biome- Click here to access

Deciduous Forest - Click here to access

Questions to check your learning.