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Observations of live earthworms labDownload Observation of Earthworms
Wednesday 4/26 Field Trip
1. Meal Worm Lab Download the_mealworm_is_not_a_worm2.doc
2. Check on
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Animal Phyla GraphDownload animal_phyla_graph.doc
Animal Phyla Project Download Animal-phyla-project-rubric
Set Up Animal Kingdom Tree
We began the week looking at the symbiont protists found in the hindgut of termites. Few things illustrate the interconnectedness of life better than life’s dependence on microbes. Armed with termites we then investigated the ability of termites to use pheromones for communication and discussed how these pheromones are the precursors to the hormones that work to control them today. Our week ended with a quick presentation/summary of the fungus kingdom along with a mushroom dissection. Next week a very simple protist and fungus test will be given and we will move on to the animal kingdom.
Which one better describes you?
Spring tide- Extra high and low tides that occur twice in the moon’s 29-day orbit when the sun, moon and earth are in a straight line. This is on new and full moon.
Neap tide- Lower than average high tide and low tide when the moon is at right angles to the earth (first and third quarter moon).
Tides- A “wave” caused by the gravitational attraction between the earth, the moon, and to a lesser extent, the sun. Tidal bulges form as the gravitational attraction of the moon pulls the earth’s water toward it. The earth’s rotation results in centrifugal force that creates another bulge on the opposite side of the earth. The area under the bulge as it moves across the earth is high tide, the area not under the bulge is low tide.
Semi-diurnal tides – Two high and two low tides of similar magnitude, which occur slightly more than 6 hours apart. Most of the east coast, including Jekyll, experience semi-diurnal tides.
Tidal Range- The vertical difference between low and high tide. Georgia’s average tidal range is 7 feet, but spring tides may reach 10 feet.
Fun Facts and Odds and Ends on Tides
High tide is about 50 minutes later each day because in the 24 hours it takes for the earth to rotate once, the moon has moved about 12 degrees in its orbit. The moon is orbiting in the same direction as the earth is rotating, thus there is a 50-minute lag time.
The tides are heavily influenced by landmass. Tides forced into bays may reach 50 feet as in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia or be unnoticed in the Mediterranean where the tide fails to enter the Straight of Gibraltar.
Tidal waves have nothing to do with tides. Tidal waves are the result of earthquakes or massive land slides. Waves are caused by wind and tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun.
Ocean water really does not move in and out with the tide except in areas where the water is constricted in a narrow passage or inlet and a tidal current is produced. The sea ebbs and flows because its level goes up and down in response to the gravitational pull of the moon and sun.
The earth’s entire surface responds to the pull of the moon and sun. The Great Lakes experience a very small tide, as does the land. The open ocean tide is 3 to 4 feet depending on the phase of the moon. Tides are actually slowing down the earth, making our days longer each year.
Materials Needed for Graphing Tides
A tide chart for the month you are visiting Jekyll. If the link is ont working, this can be found online at NOAA tides and currents. Click on tide tables, then the year you want, then Georgia and use St Andrews Sound and then click on predictions. The entire year pops up and you can print the month you want. Tide tables can be tricky to read at first and NOAA tables are easier to read than many others.
|DAY||HIGH TIDE||LOW TIDE||MOON'S
As The Tide Turns
Diagram of the phases of the moon in relation to the sun and earth.
Graph paper with ¼ inch squares.
We are requesting that each student bring in a snack to share. Please bring in the following to your homeroom teacher:
Bus will leave promptly at 7:00am
You must be at school by 6:30 Monday 3/14
What to Bring – Packing List
Raincoat and/or raingear
Combination of long sleeve/short sleeve t-shirts (at least 1 per day)
Combination of long pants/shorts (at least 1 per day)
Socks (3-5 pairs)
Closed toe shoes (at least 2 pair of sneakers – one to get wet, one to stay dry)
Sandals with a heel-strap
Sleeping bag (or twin size bedding)
Plastic bag for dirty clothes
Bath and/or beach towels and washcloths
Toiletries (soap, toothbrush, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
Roll-on or lotion insect repellent No FLIP-FLIPS are allowed
Sunscreen outside of dorm rooms!
PLEASE DO NOT BRING:
-Day pack or backpack
-CANDY, GUM, SNACKS
-Camera and/or film
-Rubber boots for marsh trip
-Money for canteen (~$20 in small bills)
-Pencil and paper
-SHAVING CREAM, SILLY STRING, ETC.
Sorry Mahima--No Dogs!
Live Protist Cultures LabDownload Survey of Cultured Protoza Lab
Why is the kingdom Protista considered the "junk drawer" of the domain eukarya?
I hope that you believe me
for I would not tell a lie.
I can not turn my science homework in
and this is the reason why:
I messed up the assignment
you gave me yesterday.
It burbled from its test tube
and went slithering away.
It wiggled off the table
and it landed with a splat,
Convulsed across my bedroom floor and terrorized the cat.
It shambled down the staircase with a horrid glorping noise.
It wobbled to the family room and gobbled all my toys.
It tumbled to the kitchen
and digested every plate.
That slimy blob enlarged
with every item that it ate.
It withered around the living room
digested lamps and chairs,
then snuck up on our napping dog
and caught him unawares.
My sister ran off screaming.
My mom was all agog.
I had to throw it out because
my homework ate my dog.
By Ken Nesbit
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