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Natural Resources. Semester Two 2012. Natural Resources 1/30/12 Week of 1/30 to 2/3. Entry Task – Monday Look at our “tree” and consider topics we still need to learn about. What are you most interested in and why?

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    1. Natural Resources Semester Two 2012

    2. Natural Resources 1/30/12Week of 1/30 to 2/3 • Entry Task – Monday • Look at our “tree” and consider topics we still need to learn about. What are you most interested in and why? • Nominate TWO recycling ambassadors for the week. These students must demonstrate polite and responsible behaviors • They will collect and empty recycling during the the 10 minutes after entry task.

    3. Landscape Mapping and Design using scale drawings • We are going to begin our study of landscape mapping and design! You’ll need pencils and calculators and we will start in the classroom. • STUDENT PREP: Clipboards, yard sticks and tape measures, pencil, calculators (or phone with calculator), graph paper. • Make a scale drawing of the classroom. • Your scale will be 2 feet = ¼ inch. Check that the squares on the graph paper are ¼ inch. • Actual length of object DIVIDED BY 2 feet = number of squares on graph paper. • Draw two sides of the boundary. You can measure from there. • On sunny days we will head outside to start mapping!

    4. Natural Resources 1/31/12 • Entry Task - Tuesday • Think of an object which is 4 feet long in real life. If the scale is 2 feet = ¼ inch (or one square of graph paper), how many squares long would that be? • Using this scale (2 feet = ¼ inch), draw a table which in real life is 3 feet by 1.5 feet.

    5. Natural Resources 2/1/12 • Entry Task – Wednesday • How would you represent a tree on a landscape map? Remember, this is bird’s eye view! • What would a tree with a diameter of 12 feet look like on the map? • PS – DRESS WARM TOMORROW AND NEXT WEEK!!

    6. Recycling Ambassadors • Discuss personal qualities necessary to be a good leader and ambassador of our recycling program. • Smart about recycling • Good with people – not too shy! • Behave appropriately – not goof off the whole time • Respectful to partner ambassadors, and the teachers, and other students. • Don’t freak out about meeting new people or helping them with recycling. • PARTICIPATION – do the work! And staying on the job until it’s done. • Have fun – stay out of trouble • Responsibility – be on task, do what you are asked to do • NO DETOURS! • BE NICE! • Based on these traits, please nominate a person and share the qualities you see in them. • Silent vote by ballot. • TOMORROW, whole class tour of recycling pick-up for 7th period.

    7. Finish Classroom Maps • Watch Ms. Maring’s example and copy onto your own map. • Work quietly and effectively with your partner. • DO NOT USE METER STICKS TO MAKE NOISES OR HIT PEOPLE. • Maps should include perimeter of classroom. • Student tables • Lab Stations • Back work tables • Scale: 2 feet=one square graph paper (1/4 inch)

    8. Natural Resources 2/2/12 • Entry Task – Thursday • To meet Leadership STANDARDS the student will: • Communicate, participate and advocate effectively in pairs, small groups, teams and large groups in order to reach common goals. • Understand their role, participate in and evaluate community service and service learning activities. • Participate in the development of a program of work or strategic plan and will work to implement the organization’s goals. • For each of the above standards, assess yourself on a scale of 1 to 4.

    9. Recycling Program Pick-Up Schedule – A tour of the routine for the whole class… • Tape updated schedule to cart. • Bring 2 large black bags. • Put your coats on • Quietly take cart on route for recycling. • REMEMBER THE QUALITIES WE DISCUSSED while you are “on the job.” • Stay with the group!!! • Return to class. Reflect with a few comments. • COMPLETE CLASSROOM MAPS>>> DUE TOMORROW!!

    10. Natural Resources 2/3/12Week of 1/30 to 2/3 • Entry Task – Friday • Reflect in several sentences on your own behavior during field trip. Add some thoughts about behaviors of others you observed, both positive and negative. • Table Leaders – Check that all sheets are complete – help team finish. Collect all entry task sheets AND PLACE IN PAPERCLIP WITH YOURS ON TOP.

    11. Finish Classroom Maps • Work quietly and effectively with your partner. • DO NOT USE METER STICKS TO MAKE NOISES OR HIT PEOPLE. • Maps should include perimeter of classroom. • Student tables • Lab Stations • Back work tables • Scale: 2 feet=one square graph paper (1/4 inch) • We will have FOUR lead measurers. Rest of class will listen and record onto maps on clipboard. • TURN MAPS IN>>>>DUE TODAY!!

    12. Natural Resources 2/6/12Week of 2/6 to 2/10 • DECIDE ON NEW TABLE LEADERS • Entry Task – Monday • What watershed are we a part of? • What is our main river and where does it drain to? • How do you know we are NOT a part of Puget Sound? • Why is a rain garden still a good idea? • AMBASSADORS Anna and Bailey – go on route

    13. Natural Resources 2/7/12 • Entry Task – Tuesday • Review the Recycling Ambassador Program Rubric. • What do you think will be your biggest challenge in the program? • What do you think will be your easiest success in the program? • Use information from ANYWHERE on the rubric!

    14. Today’s Work • Watch Rain Garden Video. • Finish notes. • Share notes. • Wear warm clothes tomorrow! We will be conducting our percolation test! • Let’s gather our materials for the test today. • What will we need?

    15. Natural Resources 2/8/12 • Entry Task – Wednesday • Write down one key idea from rain garden video. • Take out notes and share. • We will be conducting our percolation test! • Let’s gather our materials for the test today. • What will we need? • Head outside. • Stay with group, be a team player, work and think the whole time (no horseplay!!) • Bailey and Anna – go on recycling route

    16. Natural Resources 2/9/12 • Entry Task – Thursday • Calculate our soil’s drainage rate: • 10 inches of water drained in 2 hours. • Your answer should be in inches per hour. • Prep clipboards with graph paper and sharpen pencils. Bring calculators if you have one. • Choose a partner – write names on top of graph paper. • Head out to rain garden site. • 4 lead measurers. Begin rain garden site draft maps. • If raining, stand under awning.

    17. Today’s Work • Prep clipboards with graph paper and sharpen pencils. Bring calculators if you have one. • Choose a partner – write names on top of graph paper. • Head out to rain garden site. • 4 lead measurers. Begin rain garden site draft maps. • If raining, stand under awning. • PARTICIPATION POINTS 1. Stay with group. 2. Work the whole time. 3. Be a team player!

    18. Natural Resources 2/10/12Week of 2/6 to 2/10 • Entry Task – Friday • Friday Freebie! • TABLE LEADERS – please gather your team’s papers, paper clip with yours on top and turn them in. • Discuss a few changes in recycling program: bags and rolling bins…

    19. Today’s Work • Clean up classroom. • Head out to rain garden site. • 4 lead measurers. Keep working on rain garden site first draft maps. • If raining, stand under awning. • PARTICIPATION POINTS 1. Stay with group. 2. Work the whole time. 3. Be a team player! • 10:17-11:00 - return clipboards to classroom 10:55.

    20. Natural Resources 2/13/12Week of 2/13 to 2/17 • Entry Task – Monday – CHOOSE NEW TABLE LEADERS! • Nominate 2 new ambassadors – say the quality from the rubric that you notice in them • VOTE. • Read the text and examine the diagram on page 2 of your Rain Garden Handbook. • Explain 2 ways rain gardens benefit the environment. Include ONE DETAIL from the diagram and ONE DETAIL from the text. • Head outside to complete first draft maps.

    21. Today’s Work • Use rulers to make maps more accurate. • Check your map against someone else’s for accuracy (layer them and see if everything lines up). • Someone may need to head outside and measure again. • Layer a blank piece of graph paper and create an accurate 2nd draft with pen or dark pencil and a ruler. • How big should our rain garden be? • Go to Google Earth to get a view of the school roof. • How much of the roof do you think is actually draining into the downspout by the district office? • We will measure and calculate that area. • What percent of area should garden be? Check handbook. • Sketch in garden – count squares for area.

    22. Natural Resources 2/13/12 • Entry Task – Tuesday • If a roof is 30 feet by 20 feet, what is its area? • Show your work. Don’t forget units! • If the rain garden area can be 10% of that area, how big can it be? • How many square feet is each square???

    23. Natural Resources 2/15/12 • Entry Task – Wednesday • Read page 22 in handbook. What are the environmental requirements for plants in each of the 3 zones? • Complete 2nd draft of maps. • Look at school on google earth with class projector. • Head outside to measure roof. • Map on graph paper. • Check handbook for how large our rain garden should be.

    24. Natural Resources 2/16/12 • Entry Task – Thursday • What is the area of the full roof? • 27 feet x 62 feet = ? • What if we only use one downspout? How much of the roof will we drain? What is that area? • Consider page 11 To calculate how big our rain garden can be…

    25. Calculations PageFull Roof is 27ft x 62ft = ______ ft2 Half Roof is ______ ft2 /2 = ______ ft2 • FOUR OPTIONS for size: • 10% of area of full roof: • _______ ft2 x 0.10 = _______ ft2. • 10% of area of half roof: • _______ ft2 x 0.10 = _______ ft2. • 20% of area of full roof: • _______ ft2 x 0.20 = _______ ft2. • 20% of area of half roof: • _______ ft2 x 0.20 = _______ ft2.

    26. What do you choose? • Full roof = 2 downspouts • Half roof = 1 downspouts • 10% • 20% • Write down your choice. • How many squares on your map will that be? • ________ sq.ft. divided by 4 = __________squares on map.

    27. Natural Resources 2/17/12Week of 2/13 to 2/17 • Entry Task – Friday • What is a berm? • What is a swale? • Where will this go on you rain garden design? • Consult your handbook for answers. • TABLE LEADERS – please gather your team’s papers, paper clip with yours on top and turn them in.

    28. Design the shape…and the right size rain garden • On a blank piece of graph paper, write down “your choice” from yesterday’s calculations page. • Also write down the equation to calculate the number of squares your rain garden should have. • Watch Ms. Maring’s demonstration of how to count squares. • With your partner, sketch a garden with a shape you like and the right square footage inside. • If extra time, google “designs rain gardens Washington State” and see if you can find examples of designs or photos of rain gardens.

    29. Natural Resources 2/21/12Week of 2/21 to 2/24 • Entry Task – Tuesday • Do you have completed, graded 1st and 2nd drafts? • Do you have a calculations page with your choice of rain garden size? • PLEASE OPEN BINDERS AND INSERT THESE BETWEEN PAGES 18 and 19.

    30. Today’s Work • NOMINATE 2 AMBASSADORS (give reasons from rubric) • Decide which shape you will have for your rain garden. • Double check that it is the right number of squares. • Write the square footage and the number of squares under the shape. • Sketch in this shape, oriented the way you would like, onto your 2nd draft! • EXTRA TIME – make an enlarged map of your rain garden…scale 1 square = 1 foot.

    31. Natural Resources 2/22/12 • Entry Task – Wednesday • Read page 22 in your rain garden handbook. What are the environmental requirements for plants in each of the 3 zones?

    32. You should have… • 1st Draft and 2nd Draft of site. • Calculations page with your choice at the bottom. • Shape of your choice, with the right number of squares. • TODAY WE WILL Sketch the shape onto the second draft. • ADD DOWNSPOUT to second draft. • WE WILL make enlarged versions of the shape.

    33. Natural Resources 2/23/12Week of 2/21 to 2/24 • Entry Task – Thursday • What plants will you be interested in for your design? For example, do you want plants with fruit to eat? Pretty blooms to look at? Plants which have historical/cultural uses? Plants which are easiest to grow? Explain!

    34. Enlarge your rain garden…add 3 zones • Remember example on document camera. • Each row will be double. • Each column will be double. • NEW SCALE: 1 foot = 1 square • Add 3 zones. • Add a berm. • Add downspout. • Add swale to connect downspout to garden. • Add overflow area (opposite inflow). • Enlarged draft finished? Examine sample gardens pages 24, 25, 27. Which one is like ours? Look up plants in Pojar and Mackinnon. Which ones do you like?

    35. Rain Garden Project –Students will be able to… • Use taxonomic systems to identify and categorize living things. • Use field guides to identify and help describe species native to the Pacific Northwest. • Outline impacts that humans have on local and global ecosystems. • Use and create a variety of maps for different purposes. • Identify sources of water pollution and the effects that pollution has on the biotic integrity of aquatic ecosystems • Describe varying philosophies of natural resource management

    36. Natural Resources 2/27/12Week of 2/27 to 3/2 • Entry Task – Monday – choose new table leaders!! • Listen and follow along as Ms. Maring reads about things to consider during landscape design. • Write down 2 details from the text which help you understand important things to consider when choosing plants for a landscape. • NOMINATE TWO NEW Recycling AMBASSADORS!!

    37. Today’s Work • By the end of class, I’ll grade that each student has an enlarged rain garden with 3 zones, downspout, swale, overflow and berm. • Once your enlarged rain garden map is graded, you may begin researching plants. PLANT RESEARCH: Start by marking them with pencil or highlighter on pages 29-36. • For each plant you decide you want to include in your design, you will need an information sheet and image. • Find information in Pojar and MacKinnon!! • Find images in Google!!

    38. Natural Resources 2/28/12 • Entry Task – Tuesday • Consider the following rain garden image. • What do you like/not like about it? • What will you include/not include in your design?

    39. Natural Resources 2/29/12 • Entry Task – Wednesday • Consider the following rain garden image. • What do you like/not like about it? • What will you include/not include in your design?

    40. Plant Research • Computer Lab • Bring your binders. • Plant choices must come from pages 29-36 of your binder. • For each plant you choose for your garden, you must complete and information page and attach an image!! • Information for plant sheet can come from google searches OR Pojar and MacKinnon.

    41. Natural Resources 3/1/12 • Entry Task - Thursday • FREE 2 points!! • Please get your binders.

    42. Computer Lab Today • PUT CHAIRS UP BEFORE GOING TO LAB. • Bring your binders. • Plant choices must come from pages 29-36 of your binder. • For each plant you choose for your garden, you must complete and information page and attach an image!! • Information for plant sheet can come from google searches OR Pojar and MacKinnon. • LAST minute – return binders to classroom.

    43. Natural Resources 3/2/12 • Entry Task – Friday • Consider the following rain garden image. • What do you like/not like about it? • What will you include/not include in your design?

    44. Missing Work Day • If you have missing work, you will be completing it today. • If you are failing OR excelling, you will be calling your parents during class today. • Using your grade sheet, get your missing papers from the clipboards. • If you have it done, TURN IT IN!! Check your bin, backpack, folder, binder, notebook, etc. • Continue on Rain Garden projects when all missing work is turned in…

    45. Natural Resources 3/5/12Week of 3/5 to 3/9 • Entry Task – Monday – choose new table leaders • What kind of pollution might our rain garden filter out of the runoff water from the roof? • Are there other impervious surfaces it might be draining and filtering?

    46. Nominate New Ambassadors • NOTE – I have put in a request for a rolling green bin if that is your preference. Until it arrives (and if it isn’t big enough), you will be using the cart! • Please mention WHY you think they’d be a good ambassador of our program. • PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN AMBASSADORS: Zoe, Dewey, Rosa, Adrian, Stephen, Anna, Bailey, Desirray

    47. Natural Resources 3/6/12 • Entry Task – Tuesday • How many plant sheets are required? (minimum). How many do you have completed? • These are due FRIDAY – how many should you complete each day?

    48. Computer Lab Today • PUT CHAIRS UP BEFORE GOING TO LAB. • Bring your binders. • Plant choices must come from pages 29-36 of your binder. • 6 plants minimum; 12 plants maximum • For each plant you choose for your garden, you must complete and information page and attach an image!! • Information for plant sheet can come from google searches OR Pojar and MacKinnon. • LAST minute – return binders to classroom.

    49. Natural Resources 3/7/12 • Entry Task – Wednesday • Which plant is your favorite so far? Why? • Computer lab – remember your info sheets need to be completely filled out. • Tomorrow we will brainstorm local nurseries.

    50. Computer Lab Today • PUT CHAIRS UP BEFORE GOING TO LAB. • Bring your binders. • Plant choices must come from pages 29-36 of your binder. • 6 plants minimum; 12 plants maximum • For each plant you choose for your garden, you must complete and information page and attach an image!! • Information for plant sheet can come from google searches OR Pojar and MacKinnon. • LAST minute – return binders to classroom.