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Summary of Learning (Final Assessment)

Note:  This assessment has been adapted from Dr. Alec Couros and Katia Hildebrandt’s Summary of Learning that they have their students perform at the University of Regina.

Students will produce an artefact (e.g., narrative, slide deck, audio, video, concept map, other visual, etc.) that summarizes the learning experience in Environmental Science 20. The artefact should reference significant course experiences (e.g., units that we have studies, Science in the News topics and how they relate to our course, discussions, labs, etc.). Your own recorded live audio and/or video is required. Students may work with a partner for this activity; suggested length of artefact = 5-7 min for individuals, 8-10 in pairs. In some cases, format will necessitate artefacts of shorter or longer duration – please consult me if your project will fall outside of these parameters.

Due date: Students will share these artefacts to their blogs prior to the final assessment date.  We will present our Summary of Learning to each other during the scheduled final assessment block.

Course weight:  As this is a final assessment, your Summary of Learning holds a weight of 25% of your overall mark.

Please pay attention to the assessment rubric.  DO NOT WAIT until the end of the course to begin your assessment, this is designed for you to work on throughout the entire course.  You will be given SOME time to work on this at the end of the course (during what would have been your review classes). 

Some examples are below (these are from a few courses that I took at university, therefore the subject matter is not Environmental Science, however the final product will give you an idea of what I expect).

Try using iMovie or Movie Maker:

Maybe you could make a song!

How about creating a game?

Or using something like PowToon!

 

OR you could create something like Prince Ea:

Final Exam Review to follow for creating your SUMMARY OF LEARNING.  You will present your summary of learning during the scheduled final exam time slot – MONDAY, JANUARY 29 in PM.  Note, writing in RED is information we did not do in this course, and writing in GREEN and BLACK is the information we covered.

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Science In the News

This year, each student will be responsible for researching a current event!  You will work on this assignment independently and on your own time.  Yes, this is homework! Science and technology are changing at a rapid pace, it is important that we keep ourselves informed in order to be scientifically literate citizens in our communities.  Please see this handout for the assignment.

 

ES20 Science in the News Presentation Dates

 

Date Student Name (s)
September 14 Shea, Hazzard
September 21 Memphis
September 28 Blake
October 5 Oran
October 12 Cara
October 17 Paige
October 26 Makayla
November 2 Kaleb
November 13 Paige
November 30 Carson
December 7 Maddy
December 14 Pyper
December 21 Isaac
January 11 Ethan
January 18 Dylan

 

Science In the News

This year, each student will be responsible for researching a current event!  You will work on this assignment independently and on your own time.  Yes, this is homework!  Science and technology are changing at a rapid pace, it is important that we keep ourselves informed in order to be scientifically literate citizens in our communities.  Please see this handout for the assignment.

 

B30 Science in the News Presentation Dates

 

Date Student Name (s)
September 14 Beatty, Kaylee
September 21 Baret, Dylan
September 28 Jillian, Brock
October 5 Belof, Connor
October 12 Rachele, Taylor
October 17 Ali C., Ami
October 26 Tomas, Ali S.
November 2 Sam, Ashley
November 13 Logan, Zach
November 30 Jenna, Nigel
December 7 Jaslynn, Georgina
December 14 Brett, Myiah
December 21 Andy, Griffin
January 11 Jaylen, Sam
January 18 Zoey

 

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, November 27

  • Begin genetics unit!  Homework assigned – due next Thursday.
  • Mendelian genetics
  • Video:
  • Gregor Mendel: Greater Minds questions and video:

 

 

TUESDAY, November 28

  •  Punnent squares
  • Monohybrid crosses

WEDNESDAY, November 29

  • Work period for questions from yesterday.  Will correct tomorrow!

THURSDAY, November 30

  • Exams handed back, go over
  • Flies
  • Science in the News

FRIDAY, December 1

  • SDS

MONDAY, December 4

  • Review monohybrid crosses
  • Begin dihybrid crosses

TUESDAY,  December 5

  • Dihybrid cross worksheet

WEDNESDAY, December 6

  • Mark di-hybrid cross worksheet
  • Kahoot
  • Potluck!!!

THURSDAY, December 7

  • SDS work period
  • correct textbook questions

FRIDAY, December 8

  • Sex-linked traits

Good video to help you review!

MONDAY, December 11

TUESDAY, December 12

  • Work period – 2 sets of handouts due at 11:30 am on Thursday

WEDNESDAY, December 13

  • Work period – 2 sets of handouts due at 11:30 am on Thursday

THURSDAY, December 14

  • Work period until 11:30
  • Science In the News
  • Correct questions

FRIDAY, December 15

  • Textbook questions due!
  • Correct handouts
  • Flies

MONDAY, December 18

 

 

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!

TUESDAY, October 24

  • Tell Them From Me with Mrs. Abbott
  • Remember to join Mrs. Abbott’s Remind class
  • SDS once completed

Wednesday, October 25

  • Began Terrestrial Ecosystem today
  • Discussed the different soil types
  • Discussed soil horizons

Thursday, October 26

  • Soil lab

Friday, October 27

  • Soil lab – complete

Monday, October 30

  • Soil lab assessment
  • Kahoot – soil horizon and soil formation

Tuesday, October 31

  • Soil degradation

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 1

  • Continue with soil degradation
  • Begin BGC – water cycle

Thursday, NOVEMBER 2

  • Kahoot – for marks
  • Finish soil degradation
  • Urban Ecosystems assignment:

Friday, NOVEMBER 3

  • SDS work period

Monday, NOVEMBER 6

  • Finish your Urban Ecosystems assignment – Due Thursday at start of class
  • Work on the Planet X assignment – Due Thursday at start of class

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 7

  • Planet X

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 8

  • Planet X – last day to work on.  Due tomorrow

Thursday, NOVEMBER 9

  • SDS

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 14

  • Planet X discussion
  • Began plant morphology and physiology

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 15

  • Plant reprorduction and breeding assignment

Thursday, NOVEMBER 16

  • Round table dissucssion of yesterday’s assignment
  • Relationship between PS, CR
  • Productivity
  • Xylem and Phloem
  • Climate Change

Friday, NOVEMBER 17

  • SDS work period

Monday, NOVEMBER 20

  • SDS work period

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 21

  • SDS work period

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 22

  • Food Inc

Thursday, NOVEMBER 23

  • Food Inc

MONDAY, November 27

  • Habitat protection and competitive exclusion

TUESDAY,  November 28

  • Brett – other side of Food Inc.

WEDNESDAY, November 29

  • Connect food inc to plants and animals 
  • Pests
  • Invasive species
  • Competitive Exclusion
  • Individual adaptations caused by the environment
  • Habitat restoration

THURSDAY, November 30

  • Science in the News
  • Habitat restoration and protection
  • Ms. Rustad posted her class notes for this unit.

FRIDAY, December 1

  • SDS work period

MONDAY, December 4

  • Keystone species
  • Forests
  • Grey Wolf assignment

TUESDAY, December 5

  • Review / study

WEDNESDAY, December 6

  • Exam

THURSDAY, December 7

  • SDS

FRIDAY, December 8

  • Mark exams
  • Begin Human Populations

MONDAY, December 11

 

 

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!

Thursday, OCTOBER 19

  • Why classify living things?
  • FNMI classification systems
  • KFCOFGS

Friday, OCTOBER 20

  • Continue from yesterday

Tuesday, OCTOBER 24

  • Review KPCOFGS and make your own Mnemonic (can not use Mrs. Cooper’s 🙂 )
  • Completed Phylums chart – must finish this tonight for homework.

Wednesday, OCTOBER 25

  • Corrected chart – make sure to pay special attention to the differences in cell walls.
  • Cladograms
  • Began dichotomous keys – as a class we did Smiles and you worked on Norn’s

Thursday, OCTOBER 26

  • shoe key

Friday, OCTOBER 27

Monday, OCTOBER 30

  • unicellular organisms and cell wall review
  • locomotion in unicellular organisms
  • Characteristics of each kingdom – dichotomous key  (USE PAGES R27-R33 of your textbook to help you solve this key)
  • make jot notes on the video below:

Tuesday, OCTOBER 31

Team Task 1: Energy transfer.

In your team groups:
To design, create and evaluate a model to demonstrate transportation of materials (energy into or out of the cell) at the interface of the cell membrane through the processes such as  active (i.e. exocytosis, endocytosis) and  passive (i.e. diffusion, osmosis, facilitated) transport. Yes – you will be creating multiple models (i.e. not just 2)!
You will only be given two class periods to work on this.  You will need to research the above types of transport – make sure you have a clear understanding of each (will be on the assessment).  State which model is created for a unicellular or multicellular organism (or both) and why. Analyze how intercellular and intracellular processes and biofeedback maintain homeostasis at the cellular level.
Models are due in three class periods (at the start of class = homework), you will be assigned a team to evaluate!

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 1

  • Continue to work on your projects with your groups

Thursday, NOVEMBER 2

  • SDS

Friday, NOVEMBER 3

  • Group presentations
  • Science in the News

Monday, NOVEMBER 6

  • Continued presentations (only 2 more to go tomorrow)
  • Tennis Ball activity – entered data, will discuss tomorrow.
  • Exam on Nov 22

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 7

  • Cellular Respiration

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 8

  • Cellular Respiration

Thursday, NOVEMBER 9

  • SDS

Monday, NOVEMBER 14

  • Exam has been moved until November 23
  • Watch the video below – we will discuss tomorrow.

 

 

  • Photosynthesis video

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 15

  • Flies!!!!  Buzz…..  Remember, this will be a final exam question

Thursday, NOVEMBER 16

  • Ethics of using model organisms for research
  • Relationship between photosynthesis and cellular respiration

Friday, NOVEMBER 17

  • SDS OR if you need more flies (specifically wild type) you can take a few moments and do this.
  • From Ms. Rustad’s blog – this is the review for your exam:
    • What are the different levels of organization? (Of an individual – cell up to whole organism)

      What is taxonomy and who created this system? How does this system work? (think KPCOFGS) Know the order of classification.

      What are the three domains and the kingdoms? What makes each of these different from the others? The same? Remember the chart that was created in class, and specifically the differences in the cell walls. Know why organisms are placed in the Kingdom that they are.

      What is a cladogram? How is it different from a phylogenetic tree?

      How does a dichotomous key work? How is this related to a cladogram? Know how to create one.

      What helps unicellular organisms move? Animal movement? (What organs/organ systems)

      What is the difference between active and passive transport? What are the different kinds of passive and active transport we see in cells? Remember to consider: 

      • Osmosis
      • Facilitated diffusion
      • Diffusion
      • exocytosis
      • endocytosis
      • Pinocytosis
      • Phagocytosis

      Know cellular respiration and photosynthesis. Include the Light and Dark reactions (PS) and the three stages of CR (glycolysis, Kreb’s, and ETC). Know the equations and generally how each works. Be able to compare the two.

Monday, NOVEMBER 20

  • SDS work period

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 21

  • SDS work period

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 22

  • Review for exam / study

Thursday, NOVEMBER 23

  • Exam