Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday, January 5. 2012

Today's schedule is D-C-B-A

D Block Social Studies 11 - So yesterday we got caught up in the United Nations and the programs that they offer like the UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR and peacekeeping. So today, we'll take a look at Canada's role in the post-Vietnam world in two sections - the Trudeau Era and the Mulroney Era. We'll look at NORAD, CIDA, la Francophonie, SALT, SDI, FIRA, FTA, NAFTA, Glasnost, Perestroika and the end of the Cold War. You'll need to work on questions 2, 3, and 4 from page 150 and questions 1 & 2 on page 156 from the Counterpoints textbook today.

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we'll finish the fingerprint activity that we started yesterday in class. You will need to identify the total number of loops, arches, and whorls for each finger (and thumb) for the class (26 sets of prints) and then graph the data. The graph is a comparative bar graph. For each finger (thumb, index, middle, ring & pinky) count up the total number of loops, arches, and whorls and graph that out next to each other (don't forget the five questions that I have up on the board related to the fingerprint graphing activity). When we're done we'll review the extraction and analysis of DNA and talk about its importance in police detective work.We'll do this by using the Rice University CSI Web experience site which you've already worked on in the class.This will get us ready for our next quiz which will be on Monday.

B Block Geography 12 - Today we will begin looking at biomes and biogeographic realms. Biomes are the major regional groupings of plants and animals discernible at a global scale. The distribution of these biomes is connected to climate, soil, and the physical topography of the earth. Biogeography is the study of the distribution and patterns of plants and animals throughout the biosphere.

Using chapter 20 of your Geosystems textbook, I would like you to describe the adaptations and structure for flora and fauna (plant and animal) in each of the following terrestrial biomes (land based not aquatic): Equatorial & Tropical Rain forest (ETR); Tropical Seasonal Forest and Scrub (TrSF); Tropical Savanna (TrS); Mid latitude Broad leaf & Mixed Forest (MBME); Needle leaf & Montane Forest (NF/MF); Temperate Rain forest (TeR); Mediterranean Shrub land (MSh); Mid latitude Grasslands (MGr); Deserts (DBW & DBC); and Arctic & Alpine Tundra (AAT). At the end of this there are questions 8, 12, 13, & 15 from page 693 to complete as well.

While you work on this I will have the Planet Earth Pole to Pole episode on for you to watch.

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