Monthly Archives: January 2018

Student Directed Study – Action Project

How can you help feed the world?  Why is this such an important topic to discuss? As you travel the world throughout this course, you will choose one country to focus on and develop a plan to help solve an issue in the country.  A copy of the assignment can be found here.  You may also want to access this website (World Food Prize) for resources.

This project is worth 15 % of your overall mark.  While there is a written component to this project, there will also be a 3-4 minute spoken component, you must create a visual representation of your report.  The visual representation can be a product of your choosing, but should be a business plan – how will you help your country deal with the issue you chose?

Rubric for the project can be found here.

Sources for citing work – Remember to choose APA:

Easybib

Bibme

Citation machine

This exemplar is an excellent source to check your formatting and to verify if you are working up to your potential. The student who submitted this paper received an exceptional mark (the student was in grade 11 when this paper was written, therefore I know you are capable of such work).
It is very important that you maintain Academic Integrity while doing research. You MUST give credit to an author when you borrow any of their work (directly or indirectly). See here for proper citing formats required by Mrs. Cooper. I take proper sourcing VERY SERIOUSLY!!! If you do not source your paper properly, I will hand it back, your SDS will sit as an NHI until re-submitted by the date decided upon. Only when your paper has been sourced properly will I mark it and change your mark on HomeLogic.

In my class, we use APA formatting.  This is a very good infographic.  Use it, please!

This project will be due on April 20.

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Welcome to Wildlife Management!

Welcome to Wildlife Management 10!  Below, I have listed important sites for you to become very familiar with and why:

  1.  WordPress (the same blog site that I am using) – I require you to start your own wordpress blog – this will be a site that we will use from here on out for all of your science classes.  You will be required to make a page for Biology  (I will show you how to do this).
  2. Snapchat – search cooperscience – you will see a photo of Tyson!
  3. Google Classroom
  4. Read over the rubric very carefully!

 

In this course we will focus on the following foundational objectives:

  1. To demonstrate safety practices while engaged in outdoor experiences.
  2. To develop values that will increase an appreciation and respect for wildlife.
  3. To understand the role and obligations of government agencies, interest groups and individuals to preserve wildlife.
  4. To examine issues and opinions as to how wildlife should be managed.
  5. To develop skills that allow students to appreciate the natural world through direct experiences.
  6. To examine relationships between wildlife species and humans and how populations are affected.
  7. To research the structure, diversity, behaviour and habitat of Saskatchewan wildlife species.
  8. To create an awareness of and respect for laws that regulate human interaction with and exploitation of wildlife.
  9. To cultivate an appreciation and understanding of how other cultures view wildlife.
  10. To develop workplace skills, knowledge and attitudes in wildlife management that may lead to successful employment.
  11. To recognize how the work skills developed in the classroom will be used to meet workplace expectations.
  12. To be aware of the career opportunities in the field of wildlife management that exist in Saskatchewan and other provinces.
  13. To integrate classroom learning with work-related learning.
  14. To increase awareness of employability skills as they relate to the work environment.
  15. To understand how skills acquired in school may transfer to the workplace.

Assignment Calendar

Welcome!  

What is an Assignment Calendar?   This is an easy to search chronological archive of our unit!  I will post what we did in class, assignments, reminders, announcements and updates as needed.  How does this benefit you?  This is a place where you can go to check out what we did during the day (if you were missing school) and is a place where I will be posting assignments, some extra resources,  or links to blog posts of the assignment.  This post will be very helpful to you if you would like to check on a past resource or assignment if needed!

Wednesday, January 30

  • Welcome!
  • Rubric
  • Supplies / textbook
  • Extended Study (just like an SDS) – Due June 7
  • Final – Celebration of Learning
  • All of your handouts will be located on the shelf that corresponds to the class time (period 5)
  • Homework board
  • Animals in the room
  • Google Classroom
  • Return bin and supplies, hand in bins
  • Snapchat group – BLOCK ME FROM YOUR STORIES 🙂
  • Lab Safety

Thursday, January 31

  • Owl Pellet Pre Lab
  • Begin Owl Pellet dissections – will continue tomorrow

Friday, February 1

  • Finish Owl Pellet dissections

Monday, February 4

  • Team building activity
  • Begin Geese – due Wednesday

Tuesday, February 5 – Friday, February 15

  • All birds
  • Hunting ethics
  • Bird anatomy

Monday, February 25

  • Hunting ethics questions
  • Slow Mo guys – Bird anatomy
  • Finish all questions for Wednesday

Tuesday, February 26

  • The Drain Game
  • All questions are due for tomorrow

Wednesday, February 27

  • Correct all bird information
  • Fire building techniques

Thursday, February 27

  • Answer Fire questions
  • Leave No Trace information – Reminder, Test is on Monday!

Friday, March 1

  • Work on Extended study

Monday, March 4

  • EXAM

Tuesday, March 5

  • Correct Exam
  • Begin Ungulates

 

Assignment Calendar

Extended Study is designed to give students a chance to study what they are interested in within the Wildlife Management curriculum.  Not only does this unit give the students a chance to study what they want to – but also to present their finding in a format or platform that will increase student understanding and awareness of the topic.  I strongly advise students to push themselves outside of their comfort zones and present in a way other than in a paper format.

Some websites that might give you ideas include:

Wildlife Management

Wildlife Management – Science Topics

The Wildlife Society

Defenders of Wildlife

The Conversation

Scientific America

You could also watch some documentaries as jumping off points – Netflix has some great ones such as:

Chasing Coral, A Plastic Ocean, Mission Blue, Terra, The Ivory Game

Here is a Ted Talk about Modern Day Wildlife Conservation:

Create and be creative! Have a look at my homepage for some links to great sites for creative ideas!

If you choose to write a paper for your extended study, please read below – paper length is expected to be a minimum of 5 pages, double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, normal margins.

This exemplar is an excellent source to check your formatting and to verify if you are working up to your potential. The student who submitted this paper received an exceptional mark (the student was in grade 11 when this paper was written, therefore I know you are capable of such work).
It is very important that you maintain Academic Integrity while doing research. You MUST give credit to an author when you borrow any of their work (directly or indirectly). See here for proper citing formats required by Mrs. Cooper. I take proper sourcing VERY SERIOUSLY!!! If you do not source your paper properly, I will hand it back, your SDS will sit as an NHI until re-submitted by the date decided upon. Only when your paper has been sourced properly will I mark it and change your mark on HomeLogic.

In my class, we use APA formatting.  This is a very good infographic.  Use it, please!

This is the rubric for self-evaluation, it must be handed in with your project.

Assignment Calendar

Welcome!  

What is an Assignment Calendar?   This is an easy to search chronological archive of our unit!  I will post what we did in class, assignments, reminders, announcements and updates as needed.  How does this benefit you?  This is a place where you can go to check out what we did during the day (if you were missing school) and is a place where I will be posting assignments, some extra resources,  or links to blog posts of the assignment.  This post will be very helpful to you if you would like to check on a past resource or assignment if needed!

Monday, February 25

  • P1 – Motion Related Technologies (history), introduced Unit project (Google Classroom)
  • P6 – Motion Related Technologies (history), introduced Unit project (Google Classroom)

Tuesday, February 26 – Friday, March 1

  • P1 – Car project (Google Classroom)
  • P6 – Car project (Google Classroom)

Monday, March 4 – Tuesday, March 5

  • P1 – Race Days – 3 trials, 1 safety race.  Remember to weigh your cars (in grams)
  • P6 – Race Days – 3 trials, 1 safety race.  Remember to weigh your cars (in grams)

Wednesday, March 6

  • P1 – Paper Airplane Exploration – due tomorrow
  • P6 – Paper Airplane Exploration – due tomorrow

Thursday, March 7

  • P1 – Paper Airplane due, Frame of Reference, Uniform, and Non-uniform motion
  • P6 – Paper Airplane due, Frame of Reference, Uniform, and Non-uniform motion

Friday, March 8

  • SCIENCE FAIR PRESENTATIONS – will continue next Wednesday

Tuesday, March 12

Wednesday, March 13 

  • P1 – Health Expo
  • P6 – Science Fair Presentations

Thursday, March 14

  • P1 – Science Fair Presentations
  • P6 – Science Fair Presentations

Friday, March 15 

  • P1 – Science Fair Presentations
  • P6 – Finish Science Fair presentations and began Sig Figs

Monday, March 18

  • P1 – Finish Science Fair presentations and began Sig Figs
  • P6 – Correct Sig Figs and begin Dimensional Analysis

Tuesday, March 19

  • P1 – Begin Significant FiguresRe-watch video, do examples, work on the worksheet (you have this already)
  • P6 – Continue working on Dimensional Analysisdue tomorrow, if done work on other homework.

Wednesday, March 20

  • P1 – Finish Significant Figures, begin Dimensional Analysis.  You will have all day on Thursday to work on Dimensional Analysis – these will be due on Monday – No School Friday!
  • P6 – Correct Dimensional Analysis.  If time start Force = (mass)(acceleration) notes and worksheet. The worksheet will need to be printed out for the students, the answers are on the back of the worksheet so the students can check their work.
  • Grade 10’s YOUR VLOG FOR YOUR CARS IS NOT DUE ON MONDAY – IT WILL NOT BE DUE FOR ANOTHER WEEK OR SO.