Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sci 8 Personal response(s) to rivers.

Personal response(s) to rivers (“All education is environmental education”–David Orr): Present A, B, and C as separate blog posts. Due 7 May. A. Choose 1 of the following and write a comparative essay about the “meanings” of the river(s) expressed … Continue reading

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Sci 7 link for The Incredible Human Machine

The Incredible Human Machine in 9 sections: http://www.youtube.com/user/AnthropologicA If you or your class did not finish the video, please do so on your own. You should have notes that consist of: 1. The big ideas; 2. Significant details; 3. Amazing … Continue reading

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Various topics for April 11 Science 7

A useful website on Evolution: http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evo_01 In preparation for the Earth Day / Earth Week activities: What do you know about plastics? How much plastic do you use? What questions do you have about plastics and plastic pollution? How do … Continue reading

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Links on plastics and plastic pollution for Earth Week / Earth Day at AES

Plastic http://5gyres.org 5 Gyre’s videos http://vimeo.com/fivegyres/videos Good TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/capt_charles_moore_on_the_seas_of_plastic.html Plastic eating fungus—this is cool: http://inhabitat.com/yale-students-discover-rare-plastic-eating-fungus-in-the-ecuadorian-rainforest/ http://aem.asm.org/content/77/17/6076.full  (scientific article) Says the concerns over plastic pollution are unfounded: http://savetheplasticbag.com/ Perspective, history, story of materials: http://www.npr.org/2011/04/19/135245835/our-toxic-love-hate-relationship-with-plastics http://www.citizentube.com/2009/04/from-story-of-stuff-to-plastic-bag.html http://www.storyofstuff.com/ http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/ http://www.storyofstuff.org/2012/01/22/take-that-plastic-bags/ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/polythenes-story-the-accidental-birth-of-plastic-bags-800602.html Endocrine … Continue reading

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science 7 extra credit the continuity of life

Science 7 Extra Credit projects due Monday/Tuesday April 23/24 (no extensions). You may do any or all of the following. Option 1: Research and propose an evolutionary tree for the organism you chose in class. Describe the evidence for the … Continue reading

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Spring Break–and now–The Continuity of Life–Science 7

Welcome back. I hope everyone had a wonderful spring break. Here are a couple of pictures from a school in a mountain village in Ladakh where I worked with some students who were studying electricity: Generating electricity and lighting a … Continue reading

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