What Abiotic Factors affect the birds in this video? Discuss quietly with elbow partner as you watch.
I will take attendance as you discuss. If you get too loud and are off task...then please get out a sheet of paper and write your answer. Turn this in and we can check it off as a Complete or Fix. Up to you.
Temperature (of the water especially): these birds have super dense feathers that they oil constantly to water-proof them (they produce oil from a gland near their tail - Uropygial gland). Water: Can you drink salt-water? They have a special gland in their head (Supraorbital gland) that fileters out salt from their blood. Pretty sweet!
Remember to look at the environment and think about what Ecological Factors are at work - then think, how might organisms (plants and animals, plus a bunch more tiny things) be adapted to live here. Think about what you would need to survive here - and then think about how other organisms go about taking care of those same needs. Remember...you too are a living organism, so the same rules apply.
Class 1 (15 min) Have whiteboards, pens, and brains ready...
Student 1 (15 min) Directed Reading 1 Chapter 18 Section 2 - The Energy Connection.
Class 2 (10 min) Review Directed Reading It's all about ENERGY (and Nutrients)!!! Notice from the video earlier how life can adapt to cold temperatures and very little water. Life is about getting access to energy! And living things will do crazy things to get it where it is available.
Draw diagram on board from book and go over answers.
Closer - Last 5 min
3-2-1 on back of directed reading. Quietly. This is your exit slip - turn in at door when bell rings.
3 Things you learned.
2 things you have questions about.
1 thing you want me, the instructor, to know: what went well, what did you like, what did you not enjoy, what would like to do more or less of - be respectful, yet honest.
Producer: plants, algae, some bacteria - make their own energy.
Consumer: herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, and scavenger.
All living organisms require energy to live - grow, move, heal injuries, and reproduce.
Organisms obtain energy in three ways - they produce it, consumer it, or decompose it (really a type of consumption).
Vocabulary (students are expected to know)
Producer: organisms that use sunlight to directly make food.
Consumer: organisms that eat producers or other organisms for energy.
Herbivore: a consumer that eats plants for energy.
Carnivore: a consumer that eats animals and other consumers for energy.
Omnivore: a consumer that eats both producers and consumers for energy.
Scavenger: animals that feed on the bodies of dead animals for energy.
Decomposer: organisms that get energy by breaking down the remains of dead organisms.
Ecology Directed Reading 1
Standards Oregon State Science Standards 7.2 The components and processes within a system interact. 7.2L.2 Explain the processes by which plants and animals obtain energy and materials for growth and metabolism. 7.2L.2.1 Cellular respiration 7.2L.2.3 Photosynthesis 7.2L.2.4 Energy conversion in plant cells Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) (based on May, 2012 draft) MS.LS-MEOE Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems. LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms. LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems. MS.LS-IRE Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems. LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems.