Hi Chad

Hello! MRS Rayle


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The Cranbrook institute of science


Land And Water observation
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When we were at the museum we learned about the rouge river and how the Ecosystems and ground water works. It Was really cool and intresting!My favorite part was when we learned about garbage and landfills.It's amazing how many gallons of water you need to make a car!

63,000 to be exact!

And we passed more cool exhibits on the way to the garbage an landfill exhibit. Like the prehistoric animal bones!

My Favorite song.....







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My Favorite car...... :{ ) (One of them)

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Go GATORS!!! I love this book (The Mysterious benedict society #1)









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Social Studies

The midwest.


Climate & weather
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The midwest climate


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Minnesota

Facts about the midwest


Type in ....

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On youtube


http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0108230.html

Economical facts about the midwest

http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.midwest.htm


My favorite food!.......


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Science Glossary


ScienceExpierments: Chad



Dams:How humans change the direction and flow of water.


What Did We notice? The Sand/soil starts to fall apart when the water hits it.

What could we have done instead? Put

Science Glossary

more popcicle sticks under the sand/soil. (Where the water comes in).

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Responses!

A summary on
James and the giant peach. By Rohald Dahl
Tanyas reunion.
Questions
#3 Aunt Kay gathers special family items to display at the reunion.
What might these items at to the reunion?

ANSWER: I think that the items might add memories of....

The baby, gardning, old time table decorations, how they got married and blacksmith tools to remind of a job (he) use to do.

#4 If your family had a reunion like Tanya's, what object would you want to share? What would you say about it?

ANSWER: I would share things that are important to me and that would bring back memories. Kind of like in Tanyas reunion.

#5 Why is Tanya excited to find the piece of fence with her grandmas initals on it. Why is her grandma excited too?

ANSWER: Well, I think that her grandma is excited because it brings back some of her history, and Tanya is excited

Because she is learning new things about her grandma.



Pawsome book review.

12-15-10 Response to the mysterious Benedidct Society

Desriptive language, Pnumatic. That was a pnumatic drill.

Regenerated. that Machine just got regenerated.

10-28-10

Questioning Response.

Harriet Tubman secret agent.

Why did Harriet join the civil war so late?

What would happen if Harriet did not join the war at all?

I wonder if John Brown's sons will survive the war?

9-23-10

Reading response to "Zoobreak"

they returned at school, Savvanah had a plan to sneak back in, and steal the monkey that she thought was Cleo. Cleo! So savvanah and one of the zookeepers had a big argument about it until Mr. Martinez broke it up. And when neglected in their own exhibit. And when Savvanah saw the monkey exhibit, she thought that one of the monkeys was she thought it was horrible! None of the cages have been clean in a long time. And all of the anials looked like they were while the rest of the class was waiting in the boat for Mr. Martinez's signal. When Savvanah saw all of the animals,When the boat was finally docked, Savvanah dashed out and was sprinting for the animal.

12-6-10

Response to the mysterious benedict society. Descriptive words.


Spelling


3-17-11

Conferences
*there
*cooperation
*flotation
*Pierce
*received
*library



3-7-11

Mrs. Rayle's words.

To,too,their,there,impossible,regret and suprise.





Fond,

I am very FOND of you.

Scrammed,

He was fast when he SCRAMMED.

Life Zones of The Rocky Mountains

The Rockies are a challenging, difficult landscape. In order to survive, plants and animals must find a way to exploit some environmental niche in a unique way. Plants need a specific mixture of soil quality, nutrients, moisture, sun-exposure and temperature. Wildlife looks for food, shelter, protection, and numerous other less obvious characteristics of range. As we examine the plants and animals of the Rockies, we notice these preferences in the regular appearance of certain individuals within specific environments. For instance, while the lodgepole pine defines the valley bottoms, the alpine larch is able to take advantage of upland habitats abandoned by most of its neighbours. When we look at wildlife, we notice that mountain goats prefer the rocky world of the alpine while the elk wander the valleys. While these may be obvious examples, an understanding of mountain habitats can help us to better understand the many plants and animals found in the mountains.
For simplicity, the mountain environment is usually divided into three main life zones: the Montane, Subalpine and Alpine. Each provides unique conditions that enable those species with the ability to take advantage of their special mixture of climate, landscape and plantlife to thrive.

Lower Foothills

The Lower Foothills represents an area of transition between the Aspen Grovelands of the plains and the lodgepole pine dominated Upper Foothills. The landscape is usually rolling with sandstone ridges in the foothills and shale valleys. Glacial deposits dominate, but there may be extensive organic material in low lying area’s. It has a mild winter climate as regular Chinook winds help keep the mercury from dropping.
Look for a mixture of white spruce, lodgepole pine, trembling aspen and balsam poplar. In more northern sites, black spruce and tamarack may be present. In the shadow of this mixed forest, is an equally diverse understory. Low-bush cranberry, buffaloberry, prickly rose, and green alder are common forest residents, while wild sarsaparilla, reed grass and hairy wild rye dominate the margin.

Upper Foothills

The Upper Foothills is marked by an almost uniform canopy of lodgepole pine. Occasionally aspen stands will survive on dry, sunny, south-facing slopes. White spruce occurs intermixed with lodgepole pine depending on the length of time since the most recent forest fires. Black spruce occurs in northern portions of the Upper Foothills. Beneath the trees, bilberries (blueberries), Labrador tea and green alder dominate.
As you rise above the lower foothills, the relationship between sandstone ridge and shale valley is maintained, but the moisture level increases to make this the wettest ecoregion on the eastern slopes with an average of 540 mm annually.

Montane

The Chinook blasted Bow Valley forms a classic example of the true Montane. Douglas-fir forms a dominant presence along with lodgepole pine, white spruce, limber pine and grasses. Limber pine is found on dry exposed ridges (along the trail to the Hoodoos in Banff Townsite). Look for buffaloberry, bearberry, snowberry and juniper as understory. The true Montane is connected to our mountain passes, and their adjacent eastern slope valleys. The Bow and North Saskatchewan valleys are excellent examples. This is one of our warmest ecoregions with strong Chinook winds and regular snow-free periods in winter.

Subalpine

As the white spruce and lodgepole pine begin to give way to Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir, so begins the Subalpine. This transition occurs at an average elevation of 1,675 m (5,494 ft), varying with latitude, elevation, sun exposure, and a plethora of more subtle factors. As you climb in elevation, the forest cover opens up, and the size of the trees diminish. At the upper extend of the Subalpine, the trees take on a low, shrub-like, twisted appearance (kruppelholz), before they finally disappear at the entrance to the Alpine. Beneath the trees, grouseberry, and false-huckleberry slowly give way to moist heather and willow communities.
This is a rugged landscape with a mixture of glacial deposits and bedrock exposures. With an excess of 200 cm of snowfall annually, it receives more snowfall than any other eastern slope ecoregion.

Alpine

There is rarely any question as to the end of the Subalpine and the start of the Alpine. Suddenly the last twisted kruppelholz gives way to an open landscape of heather, willows, and sturdy wildflowers. This is an extremely diverse Ecoregion, despite its desolate appearance. For instance, within the Alpine of Kananaskis Country, almost 400 species of plants have been identified, compared to less than 350 in British Columbia’s coastal alpine. The vast majority of plants are either prostate shrubs (like heathers) or perennials. Few annuals or bulb forming flowers are able to survive the very short growing season of the alpine. Most biologists agree that the Alpine begins at the point at which the average temperature for the warmest month of the year is 10°C (50°F). In the Canadian Rockies, this drops from an average of 2,450 m (8,038 ft) at Highwood Junction in the south Kananaskis, to 2,200 m (7,218 ft) in Jasper National Park.

The Western Slopes

Crossing the continental divide, the landscape may not suddenly seem different, but the vegetation changes almost instantly. The western slopes receive much higher amounts of moisture than the drier eastern slopes. This is reflected in forests of western red cedar and western hemlock along with the occasional Douglas-fir and lodgepole pine forest in drier locales. Within minutes of crossing the divide, plants appear that are not found on the opposite side of the mountains. Plants like thimbleberry and Douglas maple are rare on the eastern slopes, while cedar and hemlock are completely absent.


Poetry

Im going out to get some cookies.

I'll only get choclate chip.

just to target and back.

I want to share, you come too!



My city crowded with trees and birds Plants sprouting through the ground, Trees creating shade over the street and my grass. Always prepared

to hear cars zooming by and the sound of chains on bikes.

My Science and Ecosystems page!

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=11/18/10= =Tatum,= =The grass is the only plant mustard is about 2 1/2 inches tall.= =11/23/10= =Tatum,= =There is only one living cricket.= =Chad,= =One of the fish has died. (male). And the crickets are making the plants stay = =Lower.= =Luke,= =the alfalfa plants are about 4 1/2 cm. and the musterd plant is about 7 1/2cm.and the grass has not sprote.= =Luke, = =The one fish who died, its head came off because of the tube inside it split open and made= =Tatum,= =The male fish died. The plants are falling over beacause the roof is high enough for them to keep on growing.= = || =Tatum, The dead fish disappeared. The terarium needs to be watered every other day.Tatum, The fish that survived is obviously trying to get out.Luke the plants are dieing there all yellow-green(not good) and 1 rolly polly is alive.  Chad, The plants are getting tangled up. Mostly because the Roof is not high enough and the plants do not have room to grow.==LEcosystems 12/6/10 Luke, It looks like the fish is lonley.Because it is not very active. 12-6-10 Chad, In the terrarium

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[[#file:untitled.bmpsnailburgers log || �46� [[Ecosystems#|format-In what way is your ecosystem supported by organisms within the ecosystems? What is causing your ecosystem to be sustained or not? In what area could your ecosystem possibly be failing? Why are some plants/animals called producers? Consumers?? Please add pictures of your ecosystems to your page and your partner's page. They should be in date specific order. Weekly. ==Activities:==Hi.]]In what way is your ecosystem supported by organisms within the ecosystems? What is causing your ecosystem to be sustained or not? In what area could your ecosystem possibly be failing? Why are some plants/animals called producers? Consumers?? Please add pictures of your ecosystems to your page and your partner's page. They should be in date specific order. Weekly. ==Activities:==Hi.==

  • Crickets & Isopods - please find and post a clear image of each below; be sure to label the parts of each animal
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  • Aquarium/Terrarium Venn Diagram
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EcoSysVenn.doc ==Assessment Question (copy and paste these questions to your wiki page)==
How is our class an example of an ecosystem? Use as much vocabulary and situational examples to explain your thinking. Be sure to include examples of dependent and interdependent relationships.


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