Throw away society

The TED talk we watched about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch made reference to a “throw away society”.  What did the speaker mean by “throw away society”?  What do you think are the environmental consequences of a “throw away society”?  What actions can you take to break away from this “throw away society”?

Leave a comment in response to this post addressing the above questions.

8th grade, welcome (back) to the blog

Welcome 8th grade students!  Today you are being introduced or reintroduced to the blog and how you will use it.  You will answer some questions below and remember you need to use complete sentences and proper spelling and grammar.

1.  What do you already know about the  physical properties of the Chesapeake Bay (salinity, depth, etc)?

2.  What is one property of water that makes it important to life?

3.  How have humans negatively affected the Chesapeake Bay?

4. What can you do to help fix the problems with the Bay?

5.  What do you know about global climate change?

6. Why should people in our area be concerned with sea level rise?

7. What do you know about wetlands and why are they so important?

8.  What do you know about tides?

After you submit this comment, add a post (click on the +New button at the top of the page) about each of the tanks that you have worked on.  Your post should provide some background information about what lives in your tank, which means you will need to do some research on it.  As always, your post should have complete sentences with proper spelling and grammar.

7th graders, welcome (back) to the blog!

Welcome 7th grade students!  Today you are being introduced to the blog and how you will use it.   Remember you need to use complete sentences and proper spelling and grammar.

1.  What do you already know about the Chesapeake Bay?

2.  Why would the presence of underwater grasses be a good indicator of a healthy Bay?

3.  Do you know of any animals that live in the Bay?

4.  What do you think an alien or invasive species is?

5.  Why is the Atlantic Menhaden considered to be the “most important fish in the sea”?

6.  What is an endangered species?

After you submit this comment, add a post (click on the + New button at the top) about each of the tanks that you work on.  Your post should give some background information about what lives in your tank which means you will probably need to do a little research.  As always, remember to use complete sentences with proper spelling and grammar.

6th graders welcome to the blog!

Answer the following questions using complete sentences (-5% for incomplete sentences)  You might want to type your answers in Microsoft Word and then paste them to the blog so that you can use spellcheck.:

  1. What do you already know about the Chesapeake Bay?
  2. Do you know about any animals that live in the Chesapeake Bay?
  3. What are your experiences on the Chesapeake Bay (fishing, swimming, skiing, boating, etc.)?
  4. What do you think is the biggest problem that the Chesapeake Bay faces?
  5. How can you help the Chesapeake Bay?
  6. What are some things you hope to learn about in this class?

Welcome back!

Welcome to Booker T. Washington marine science.  The aquatics lab is gearing up for the 2016-2017 school year.  While you will recognize many of our residents from last year, there are also some new residents in the lab.  On this Website, you will be able to find information about your class (either with links on the left of the page or in the classes drop-down menu at the top) and students will write posts about our animals.

Temperature and Fish Respiration Experiment

Summarize the experiment from Tuesday by leaving a comment in response to this post.  You will use the RERUN summary as described below.  Make sure to write in complete sentences.  I have included the class data below.

water temp vs fish respiration

  • Recall: what did you do in this lab
  • Explain: explain the purpose of the lab
  • Results: describe our results and what they mean
  • Uncertainties: what are you still unsure about
  • New: what are at least 2 things you learned from this lab

Looking at the graph below, how might it help to explain our results.

oxygen-solubility-water-2