Monthly Archives: February 2014

Science 7 Motion continued 26 Feb. and 5 March

Respond to the following situations (individuals and group discussions). Keep a record (notes) of your ideas as well as those of your classmates. Be prepared to restate and discuss various ideas people express about motion: a. howfar b. skate c. flwjack1 d. flwjack2 e. preexisting … Continue reading

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Science 8 Letter from Earth 25 February

As our earth is composed of material generated in stars and as our own local star, the sun, provides energy that sustains life on earth and that drives important cycles (water cycle and carbon cycle, for example.) We will use … Continue reading

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Sci 7 February 24 Motion begins

1. Bird report review reviews. Discuss. 2.In groups, generate list of motion words, concepts, and examples. (Instructions in class; groupings in class). 3. From beginning of the ride to the end, describe what you feel and experience on a trip … Continue reading

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13-18 Feb. Planning for Parent Conferences, Questions on seasons and scale model of solar system, beginning Earth Cycles

A. Problem on seasons (paper in class) B. Questions on scale model (paper in class) C. Reflection on astronomy models (print copy to turn in; also digital copy in digital science notebook–google drive) (due next class): Describe your initial understanding/confusion … Continue reading

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12-20 Feb. Science 7–Finishing and Reviewing Bird Field Study–Practicing Student-Led Conf.–Natural Selection, etc.

19-20 Feb. We will practice student-led conferences. Discuss reading other students’ bird reports. Watch and discuss: What Darwin Never Knew    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOHzY1fuOz4 The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation   http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/making-fittest-natural-selection-and-adaptation If time, we will begin Meet the Coywolf. … Continue reading

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Science 7 Bird Field Study Report guidelines

GUIDELINES FOR BIRD FIELD STUDY REPORT (see http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/various-resources/writing-scientific-reports/ for additional information about writing scientific reports) BACKGROUND The purpose of this section is to let the reader know the “lead-up” to the investigation. Only information that pertains to the time BEFORE the investigation … Continue reading

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Science 7 Past reflections on 7th grade bird field study

“During this observation, I observed a part of a pigeon’s lifestyle, which is extremely interesting and that I had never even known about before Dr. Frazier told us about it, after observing for over two hours at just this behaviour, … Continue reading

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Science 7 more bird references

Internet bird collection     http://ibc.lynxeds.com/ Hankin was an English scientist working in India. He observed evidence of bacteriophage activity before bacteriophages were discovered. He did some pioneering studies of bird flight. One of the species he observed was the black … Continue reading

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Science 7– more bird pictures from our campus

  Two pairs of Red-vented bulbuls Kite carrying a sitck Black kite with something for the nest. Black kites mating. Rose-ringed parakeet (female) at nesting hole in neem tree on elementary playground. Blue rock pigeons mating. Rufous treepie Jungle babbler … Continue reading

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