Insect, Arachnid, etc. Research

Posted on May 8, 2016 in Biology, population

Target:  Differentiate amongst the organisms found in biodiversity lab traps. Recognize basic Michigan organisms. How:  Research the following. Assignment:  Answer the following questions using a web browser.  Make a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast moths and butterflies. (wing folding, activity) Make a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast dragonflies and damselflies. (how to tell […]

Population Objectives for Test

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 in Biology, population

Target:  To give students clear expectations of test questions and correlation to state standards. population test review 2015

Biodiversity Study

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 in Biology, population

Target:  Explain biodiversity in terms of evenness and richness and compare biodiversity of different environments. How:  Trap, collect, and count invertebrates in 3 different environments and calculate the biodiversity, evenness, and richness. Lab Instructions Link: biodiversity lab 3 environments   Shannon Weiner Index Link:   Class Data Link: biodiversity lab data table   Lab Report […]

Grow Yeast Populations-Class Designs Lab

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 in Biology, population

Targets:  Experience limiting factors of populations as they reach carrying capacity.  Determine variables and control experiments.  Question, predict, design, investigate, collect data, interpret, conclude, analyze, evaluate, apply, and extend investigations.  Write scientifically. How:  Design a controlled lab decided upon as a class where each group takes sampled counts of 2 varied containers throughout a 3 […]

Scientists Urge Ban On Salamander Imports To U.S. To Keep Fungus At Bay

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 in Biology, Interesting Links, population

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/07/30/427472578/scientists-urge-ban-on-salamander-imports-to-u-s-to-keep-fungus-at-bay?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app