Monthly Archives: October 2012

Science 7 review of Biodiversity unit so far and preview of work after WOW 26 Oct and 5 Nov

Be sure that your digital notebook includes your name in the title. Conduct a self-assessment that should appear in your notebook entry for today: C = some notes; not complete; not always clear B= complete notes A=complete notes and regular … Continue reading

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Science 8 Study of Matter–selecting a research question

Planning a chemistry investigation: Investigate chemical reaction with models. NaHCO3 + CH3COOH —-> CO2 + H2O + CH3COONa (this is a description of the overall reaction which occurs in several steps) Summarize all information about reactions—post in portfolio. Summarize all … Continue reading

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Science 7 Birdwalk 2 Developing an ethogram 19-25 October

You will need to select a species of bird that is “easy” to find. Some birds that are readily seen on / around our campus are: rock pigeon, common myna, Indian house crow, jungle babbler, black kite. View the following … Continue reading

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Science 7 Birdwalk 1 (morning period) 17-25 Oct.

Black kite nesting site–observed at 7:30 am 17 Oct. Use the 7 S’s and try to observe as many birds as possible. Mornings are a very good time to do this. Bird observation chart Bird observation chart Bird anatomy / … Continue reading

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Science 7 Biodiversity walk at AES Campus 15 & 16 October

Purposes of today’s walk: To begin assessing biodiversity in the “field” on the AES campus To discuss the idea of “search image” To practice observation of living things in their environment To practice orientation in the environment (directions, topography, watershed, … Continue reading

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Science 7 H.W. from 12 Oct due 16 or 17 October

HW: Get notebook up to date with reflections. Read about the award for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Write a response in your notebook.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/science/2-american-scientists-win-nobel-prize-in-chemistry.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

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Science 8 Period 6 Chemistry continued 12,16, 18 Oct

Science 8 Period 6 Dr. Frazier 12 October Follow this sequence today and the next class if necessary: Always record your expectations BEFORE carrying out any lab procedures. Always justify in writing the procedures you propose to carry out. Always … Continue reading

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Science 7 on 9,10,11,12 October from the integrated organism/human body to biodiversity and evolution

Dear 7th graders, We are transitioning from studying a single integrated organism to focusing on the diversity of life and how scientists investigate and explain this diversity. It is important to establish your notebook practices for 2nd quarter. Finish your … Continue reading

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Science 8 Moon. Ganges. Chemical reactions. Oct 4-10

Moon. Ganges. Chemical reactions. A. Our upcoming topics include Earth Cycles and Astronomy. Take a look at the moon today. Compare to the last time we looked. Use an Ipad app to examine the rising and setting times of the … Continue reading

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