Coral Reefs Module 11

Our class began our study this week on Coral Reefs as we located where the majority of Coral Reefs are located around the world between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn latitudes.  Warm clear water, sunlight are necessary for coral reefs to grow.

Coral Reef

We discussed reef composition consisting of reef builders and reef inhabitants.  We drew a detail of Corallite that highlighted nematrocyts, septa, and columella.

Corallite

If you were absent, print the outline from class for February 1, 2011. MODULE 11 Coral reefs notes

Thank you Sara Kane, Public Outreach Coordinator, The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program for speaking to our class. Your presentation was very informative about the health of Sarasota Bay.

Homework due for February 8, 2011:

  1. Read Module 11 pages 268 – 280
  2. Answer “On Your Own” questions 11.7 – 11.15
  3. Answer Study Guide questions 14 -26
  4. Define d – f

I will assign Module 11 test the following week.  Notebook checks will be on February 15.  Everyone should have their work completed and up to date.  If you know that you will not be in class on that date, make arrangements to get me your work before that class.  Thank you.

Taylor, Morgan and Mr. Wilson will be bring in their scuba gear.   Several of you have requested us to look into putting together a scuba diving class.  If you are interested please contact Mr. Wilson at 861-9818.

Sarasota County Fair Mini Building Forms (Page 56) are due on February 8 for those wanting to display art, lab book, cooking, crafts, photography, etc.  in the Sarasota County Fair.  Some of you may want to participate in Share the Fun (Page 64).  You can sing, dance or play an instrument. See Rule book for forms and I will help you complete them  after class.Rule_Book_2011

CLASS CHALLENGE:  WHO CAN BLOW THE BIGGEST BUBBLE GUM BUBBLE!!!!

Who can blow the biggest bubble?

Have a great week.  Contact me if you have any questions.  Mrs. S

“I will praise You, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things You have done.”  Psalm 9:1

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