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Students are currently learning about producers/autotrophs otherwise called plants.As part of the unit we are experimenting with the effect of light while growing wheat plants. Students are also still observing their milkweed bugs in their controlled habitats. We are expanding our knowledge of ecosystems with the milkweed bug study and our knowledge of the processes of photosynthesis and respiration with the wheat plants. Students are asked to learn an expanded set of scientific terms and a little chemistry. The student ebook called "Populations and Ecosystems" online using the site will help students who have been absent catch up. We have read and highlighted the reading called "Energy and Life" to date. Students who have been absent are asked to read it at home online. The username is geology7 and the password is Catamaran.