We haven't seen even a single sunflower star on a dive for years. They are gone! Life is so fragile and perfectly balanced, even a small change can have far reaching consequences. For our part we have noticed a significant increase in rock scallop and jingle populations, especially in Netarts Bay, OR. We have successfully saved Ochre Stars with wasting disease in our aquariums by dropping the temperature.
If you haven't already watched them already please check out the video clips from last week as well at https://www.glensgizmos.com/blog/echinoderms#/
Middle & High School
At the middle and high school level we sent home a worksheet to complete studying patterns occurring in nature. Please complete all the questions in this 2 page double sided packet. It would be best if you show your work when applicable as well. Some questions may be difficult to understand without a little extra support. The two links below should help you out, and many of the practice questions will give you the correct answers to your worksheets so you can check your work. Please don't use these practice questions online to do the work, just use them to check it or help if you get stuck.
Key Words to Google for help: Fibonacci Numbers, Pascal's Triangle, Geometric Patterns, Arithmetic Patterns, Golden Ratio, Triangular Numbers
Check out these incredible videos. The footage is amazing!
Some of these videos come with a strongly pro evolution bias. I use the videos because they have such fantastic footage. I do not agree with the evolution narrative the way it is portrayed in the Shape of Life series and I encourage parents to have a discussion with their children about the origins of the world and worldview if they haven't already. There is no equal to the footage quality in this series so I continue to use them until an alternative is available.
Please watch the following video.
Please review the following videos.
Middle and High School:
Please read and take notes on information from the following pages.
There are four major groups of cnidarians which we also want you to read about:
All Ages (younger students may need parent support)
Recognizing we are getting this to you late our quiz will be short and primarily on things we studied in class last week. Consider flotsam, jetsam and wrack, sand fleas, baby crabs, shore crabs, molting, etc.
Please read through the information provided on the following links. We are looking at crabs and species ID this next week.
Optional: Check out these two videos.
Please watch the following 2 videos for Monday.
Optional: You might consider watching the additional video on arthropods under the elementary assignment for the week.
Please watch the following 2 videos.
Please review and take notes on the following document and 2 videos and look at the link for an anatomy diagram for Monday.
Please Review the internal anatomy handout for a dungeness crab online at:
Inspiring students to STEAM ahead.