Bellringers and Exit Slips Aquaponics Bellringer-August 26, 2013 Answer the following on the note card you picked up: • Name: • Period: • Birthday: • Parent’s phone number: • Goals for the year: • Favorite activity/hobby: • Favorite movie: • What did you do this summer? (on the back) • 5 minutes! BR Grades • • • • Great job = 5 points (red) Good job = 3 points (blue) Signature = 2 points Nothing = 0 points What is Aquaponics? Here is one attempt at a definition: • "Aquaponics is the cultivation of fish and plants together in a constructed, recirculating ecosystem utilizing natural bacterial cycles to convert fish waste to plant nutrients. This is an environmentally friendly, natural foodgrowing method that harnesses the best attributes of aquaculture and hydroponics without the need to discard any water or filtrate or add chemical fertilizers." -Aquaponic Gardening Community, November 2010 • Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soilless cultivation of plants in water) that grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. The fish waste provides an organic food source for the growing plants and the plants provide a natural filter for the water the fish live in, creating a natural balanced cycle. The third participants are the microbes (nitrifying bacteria) and composting red worms that thrive in the growing media. They do the job of converting the ammonia from the fish waste first into nitrites, then into nitrates and the solids into vermicompost that that are food for the plants. The Aquaponics cycle Announcements • Syllabus (just the signing sheet) is due for 10 points! Due Thursday (August 29) • Email: email@example.com • Website: www.mskimsbiologyclass.com • Will be using my website a lot, will show demonstration. • NAME, DATE, PERIOD should be on every assignment!! (regardless if there is a heading on it or not) • Turn in bin, pick up area, and missing assignments! Announcements cont’d • BR and ES everyday (except for test and maintenance days) • A short quiz every week! Will be on the same day as maintenance days. • From week 1- week 3 (maintenance days and quiz day will be on Friday) • First Quiz will be this Friday!!! • Starting from week 4 (Maintenance days and weekly quizzes will be on Wednesdays) • The quizzes will always be from that weeks lectures, readings (articles and textbook, labs, videos, etc) Materials • Pen and pencil • 3-ring binder (1’1/2 – 2’): more information will be given • Loose-leaf paper in binder • Other materials (will tell you as the course goes on) Homework • Get Syllabus signed by Thursday (Aug 29) • Bring Materials to class Exit Slip-August 20, 2013 Announce the name of the student next to you and name one thing about the student that you learned today. Bellringer-August 27, 2013 1) Write down five safety hazards in a science lab and draw a picture of one of your examples. BR Grades • • • • Great job = 5 points Good job = 3 points Signature = 2 points Nothing = 0 points Today’s Agenda 1) BR 2) Explain Bell ringer stamps and grades 3) Talk about binder and notebook set up 4) Seating Chart 5) Lab safety and EQUIPMENT PowerPoint 6) Sponge Bob Safety Sheet 7) Safety Contract 8) ES Homework: • Get syllabus and safety contract signed (Aug 29) • FINISH Sponge Bob Safety Sheet Exit Slip-August 27, 2013 • List 5 NEW (something you did not list from the BR) safety rules that are important during a lab and explain what would happen if it was not followed. Bellringer-August 28, 2013 (Rip-OMatic Leaf Lab) LOOK at the half sheet you picked up to answer the following questions: • 1. Which variable is rip-o-meter activity on the ‘Sample Test’ designed to test? • 2. Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the data in the activity on the ‘Sample Test’? Explain. a. Jasmine leaves exposed mostly to shade are tougher than those grown in the sun. b. Jasmine leaves exposed mostly to sun are tougher than those grown in the shade. c. The amount of sun exposure does not seem to affect the toughness of jasmine leaves. • 3. If the student had tested only one leaf grown in the sun and one leaf grown mostly in the shade, might that data have supported a different conclusion? Explain. Agenda • • • • BR (5 min) Talk about scientific method (10 min) Lab: Making a Rip-O-Meter (Day 1) (30 min) ES (5 min) Scientific Method Steps 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. PURPOSE. State or define the problem. RESEARCH. Collect information about the problem HYPOTHESIS. Proposed explanation of the problem. EXPERIMENT. Test your idea and collect data. ANALYSIS. Analyze results and review. CONCLUSION. Form an answer to the problem. (REPEAT) Variables & Data Variable = what is changed in the experiment Control = what is kept the same Controlled Variables = variables that are being kept the same. Independent variables = variable being manipulated Dependent variables = response that is measured Example: If scientists wanted to test rather caffeine was really reducing sleeping hours in adults, the variables would look like this: • Independent variable: amount of caffeine • Dependent variable: sleeping hours • Controlled variables: -Adults have been on the same sleeping schedule for weeks. -Adults have had the same amount of caffeine their whole lives (to make sure some are not immune more to it than others) -Maybe test adults who have the same job! Exit Slip: August 28, 2013 Here is a scenario: Robert wants to test if Gatorade will make Derrick Rose score more baskets in his basketball games. What will happen to Derrick Rose’s shooting points during a Bulls game if he drank Gatorade everyday for 3 months? Give the following: Independent variable: Dependent variable: 1 example of a Controlled variable: Bellringer-August 29, 2013 • Think of 5 different experimental errors that may impact the results of your data in the lab today. Qualitative vs Quantitative • qualitative = quality, data is observed not measured • ex. colors, textures, smells, tastes, appearance, beauty, etc. • quantitative = quantity, data is measured, numeric • ex. length, height, area, volume, weight, speed, time, temperature, humidity, sound levels, cost, members, ages, etc. Agenda • BR (5 min) • Lab: Making a Rip-O-Meter (Day 2) (40 min) • ES (5 min) Homework-August 29, 2013 Homework: Bring in something that you and your partner can use to plant a seed in (NOT EC) Due on Tuesday 9/3. I have seeds or you can use your own seeds (for EC). STUDY for quiz 1! Quiz will be on: 1) Safety rules and class rules (review powerpoint and class rules/setup) 2) Rip-o-meter lab 3) Scientific method (including variables, qualitative, and quantitative) Exit Slip-August 29, 2013 1) List the order of the Scientific Method and, in one sentence, describe each step. Announcements • • • • Project INFO Seeds and container due TUESDAY! Binder check! First BR and ES sheet should be done and put into binder under ‘Section 1’ tab. Aquaponics Quiz • • • • • Turn in your lab if you have not already! Make sure your IDs are ON! Clear desks except for something to write with! You have 15 minutes to work on your quiz! Do not have any electronic devices out, papers out, and ONLY look at your own quiz. • ABSOLUTELY NO TALKING! Even when you are done! • When you are done, quietly turn in the quiz in the tray and remain in you seat QUIETLY. • Anyone not following the above directions will result in a zero on their quiz! Bellringer-September 3, 2103 1) List 3 advantages you can think of about the Aquaponics lab. 2) List 3 disadvantages you can think of from the Aquaponics lab. *(Use your knowledge from what you observed in the lab on Friday. ) Announcements • We are planting our seeds tomorrow! • We will first be in room 114 so MEET me in room 114 tomorrow!!!! • Then we will be going to the memorial garden to plant our seeds. Agenda • • • • • BR Intro to Aquaponics Lecture Cornell Notes Practice Article (Cornell Notes) ES Cornell Notes • Keep the Cornell Notes we do in class in your binder! I will grade those when you turn in the binders! • The Cornell Notes are also used for you to study for the quiz! The article copy is not yours and will stay in the classroom. Exit Slip-September 3, 2013 • What problems are we having in today’s farming system? • What does Aquaponics provide that solves those problems listed above? • What are some benefits from soil-less farming/gardening? Bellringer-September 5, 2013 1) Why did you choose the plant that you are growing? 2) On a scale of 1-10 how confident are you that that plant will grow. 3) Draw a picture of what your plant will look like after 9 weeks Agenda • • • • BR Weekly observations sheet Reading for chapter 1 and 3 ES Homework • Find an article on anything about Aquaponics. • First Cornell Notes on an article about Aquaponics. Must have a hard copy of the article printed out for me. • DUE Monday (Sept 9) • Study for Quiz! • Quiz is on: Intro to Aquaponics (Part 1), Article, reading guide chapter 1 and 3 Exit Slip- September 5, 2013 • What is Aquaponics? Write a paragraph describing what Aquaponics is using 4 of the following words: – – – – – – Cultivation Fish and plants together ecosystem, constructed ecosystem recirculating utilizing natural bacterial cycles to convert fish wastes to plant nutrients Bellringer-September 9, 2013 1) Why is aquaponics better than hydroponics? 2) From quiz: How is aquaponics the following? • Earth-smart: • Convenient gardening: • Year-round gardening: Ideas: Earth-smart gardening: • Organic Produce• Less Water• Using waste disposal: • No chemical fertilizers: • Growing your own food: Convenient gardening: • Waist-high: • Wheelchair-compatible: • Free from Deer, dogs, and bunnies: • Weed-free: • No dirt: • No watering: • No fertilizing: • Sunlight: Year-round gardening: • Larger systems: • Smaller systems: • Ideal for greenhouses: Agenda • • • • • BR Intro to Aquaponics Lecture (part 2) Nitrogen Cycle Lecture Questions ES Exit Slip-September 9, 2013 • Explain the role of: – Nitrosomonas sp. – Nitrobacter sp. (They recently discovered it is Nitrospira) • Draw a cycle/picture that includes: – Fish, waste, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, plants, Nitrosomonas sp and nitrobacter sp. Bellringer-September 10, 2013 Fill in the blanks: • Fish have high ___A______ in their waste. _____B______ is ____C______ to the fish. However, _________D__________ converts the ammonia into _____E_________. ________F________ is not as toxic but is still __________G______ for the fish. Therefore, _____H_________ converts nitrites into ______I_______. Fish not only are about to tolerate them but the plants use them as ______J______. Agenda • BR • Chapter 13 and Chapter 2 • ES Exit Slip-September 10, 2013 1) What is the difference between heterotrophs and autotrophs? (has to do with the way they eat) 2) Give two examples of a heterotroph and two examples of an autotroph. Bellringer-September 11, 2013 • List at least 3 tasks that an Aquaponics System Manager would have to complete. (Refer to Background information for aquaponics & nitrogen cycle sheet you picked up OR lecture notes) •Today you will be playing the role of an Aquaponics System Manager that is setting up a new system. •You have already gathered the materials, followed the procedure, and collected the nutrients data. •Now, you will be analyzing the data and reviewing its importance Exit Slip-September 11, 2013 • Sum up how you set up an aquaponics tank in two sentences! Bellringer-September 12, 2013 Agenda • • • • BR Global Perspectives Lab-plant seedlings ES Exit Slip-September 12, 2013 • Why do we grow the following in the aquaponics lab? – Tilapia – Swiss Chard – Basil – Sage – Chives Bellringer-September 16, 2013 1) What % of fish species worldwide are endangered? 2) List one problem causing global food shortages. 3) How does cheap corn contribute to obesity? 4) Give a specific example of how chemicals play a negative role in health. Agenda • BR • Where do you stand? • ES Exit Slip-September 16, 2013 1) Did you change your mind on any of the issues based on what other students said? Why or why not? 2) Which one of these statements did you have the strongest opinion on? Why? Explain your opinion and defend it with evidence. 3) Write 5 of your own statements that relate to your school, community, or state. Write statements that have different viewpoints and are debatable. ONCE YOU ARE DONE, RAISE YOUR HAND. This exit slip will be stamped!