• Hey 2019-2020 BioNinjas!!

    I am very happily surprised at how responsible many of you have been!  I think by now almost all of you are on the Remind101 group so we can contact each other quickly and easily.  I will use this very often throughout the year to communicate with you so make sure you are on it.  For the small handful that are not on it, please text the message @bioninjaz to the number 81010.

    Okay, now for the first test...will you finish the summer assignment???


    The summer assignment is to read and take notes on Unit 8 which consists of Chapter 52-56.

    For each Chapter, type the notes in Times New Roman font size 10 with single spacing and in outline format.  You need to make sure to bold the vocabulary and for all vocabulary you need to add a description of definition.


    For Chapter 52, you can skip pages 1171-1173, 1177-1180.  That's about it.


    Below is an example of how to do your work. It doesn't look very good because of how this page displays the information but you get the drift...right?  Now get going!


    I.  Ecology is the study of interactions between organisms and their environment.

        A.  Ecology can be studied at different levels:

             1.  Organismal ecology studies the biology of an organism and how it interacts with other organisms and its environment.

             2.  Population ecology studies a population or group of individuals of the sames species living in an area.

             3.  Community ecology is the study of how the community or groups of different populations interact with one another.

             4.  Ecosystem ecology is the study of energy flow in an ecosystem which is the community and its physical environment.

             5.  Landscape ecology focuses on the landscape or a mosaic of connected ecosystems.

             6.  Global ecology is the study of the biosphere or global ecosystem and how things move throughout the earth.

        B.  The climate or long-term weather conditions consists of 4 main physical factors - temperature, precipitation, sunlight, and wind and can be examined at the global, regional, and local


             1.  Global climate patterns are determined mostly by the amount of solar energy and Earth's movement in space.

                  a.  The sun is responsible for warming everything and contributes to many of climate's factors