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Brad McKee, Science Teacher & Wrestling Coach

 

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New Vocab Feb 19

Humidity- The amount of water vapor in the air

Dew Point- Temperature at which water vapor will start to condense out of the air as liquid water.

Cirro- A prefix meaning high altitude

Cirrus- type of cloud formed from ice crystals at high altitudes

Cumulo- A prefix meaning heaped

Cumulus- a  type of cloud that is puffy or heaped in appearance, has distinct edges.

Alto- a prefix meaning mid altitude

Stratus- type of cloud forming in horizontal layers and blankets the sky.

Fog- clouds that form at the surface of the earth.

Nimbo- A prefix meaning rain.

Nimbus- a suffix meaning rain.

Ecology Unit Test Jan 31

Topics to study

Photosynthesis

Producers

Consumers

Omnivores

Herbivores

Scavengers

Decomposers

Trophic Levels - Producer, Primary consumer, secondary, tertiary

Food web vs food chain

Predator vs Prey

Symbiosis

Mutualism

Commensalism

Parasitism 

THINGS TO KNOW FROM PREVIOUS TEST

Genes

Gregor Mendel

Punnett Square

Trait/Allele

Uniformitarianism

Continental Drift

Law of Superposition

Periods in order Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesazoic, Cenozoic

Eons and Eras

Vocab Quiz 1/15

Energy- The ability to do work. 
Producer- organisms that can make their own food.
Predator-Prey Relationship- the energy of one organism passed on to another.
Photosynthesis- Energy from the sun captured by producers and turned into food energy.
Phytoplankton- tiny photosynthetic organisms, are the most common producers in the oceans and lakes. 
Chemosynthesis- when bacteria use chemical processes to produce food and get their energy from sources other than the sun. 
Glucose- sugar made by producers  through the process of photosynthesis. \
Parasitism- a relationship where one organism benefits and the other organism is harmed.
Mutualism-  A relationship where both organism benefit.
Comensalism- a relationship where one organism benefits and the other organisms is neither helped nor harmed.
Symbiosis- living things living together in a relationship. 

Vocabulary Quiz 1/6

We will have a 7th grade vocabulary quiz on Monday 1/6. Words students should know from before Christmas: (Also, found in Ck12 packet on Ecosystems). Abiotic Factors- Nonliving aspect of the environment.  Biogeochemical Cycle- Pathway of elements like carbon and nitrogen through the nonliving and living parts of the ecosystem. 
Biotic Factors- Living Aspects of the environment.
Consumer- Organisms that must eat or consume other organisms to obtain energy and nutrients. 
Ecology- The study of howl living organisms interact with each other and their environment. 
Ecosystem- All of the living and non living things interacting in the same area. 
Habitat- Ecological or environmental area where a particular species lives. 
Photosynthesis- Process by which specific organisms use the suns energy to make food. 
Population- Group of organisms belonging to the same species that live in the same area. 
Producer- Organisms that can absorb the energy of the sun and convert it into food through the process of photosynthesis. 

Unit Test Thursday Nov 7th

Students will have a unit test on Geology and Evolution on Nov 7. They will need to be sure and study all warm ups from Fri oct 25-wed oct 30. They also have guided notes they can look over about charles darwin and geologic column. 

Vocab Quiz 10/29

Students have a vocab quiz on 10/29 on the following words:
Continental Drift
Pangaea
Law of Superposition
Faulting
Folding
Intrusion
Tilting
Uncomformities
Mid Ocean Ridge
Sea Floor Spreading
Normal Polarity
Magnetic Reversal
Reverse Polarity