Monthly Archives: December 2014

16-18 December Science 7 Evolution and Reproduction

Reproduction-Survival-Biodiversity-Evolution “Because the chances for survival and reproduction are not precisely equal for all individuals in a species, the distribution of traits changes over time, and favorable traits become more common in later generations. In other words, natural selection occurs. … Continue reading

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12 December Science 7 More ecology-evolution simulations

Games and simulations in exploring ecology, ethology, and evolution Rock, paper, scissors and male lizards http://bio.research.ucsc.edu/~barrylab/lizardland/male_lizards.overview.html Game Theory and Evolution     http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/game-theory-evolutionary-stable-strategies-and-the-25953132 Oh Deer (habitat and population) “Oh Deer!” Amazing bats of Singapore http://www.nss.org.sg/documents/Pages%2041-64%20Leong%20TM&%20Chan%20KW%20BATS%20IN%20SINGAPORE%20%E2%80%93%20ECOLOGICAL%20ROLES%20AND%20CONSERVATION%20NEEDS.pdf Bats and Moths 3echolocationgames http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-one-moth-species-can-jam-bats-sonar-systems-10208105/?no-ist Bat Vocalizations: http://www.werc.usgs.gov/oldsitedata/bats/feedingbuzz.html http://www.shockwave-sound.com/sound-effects/bat_sounds.html … Continue reading

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15 December Science 8–Orbits–Seasons–Extra-terrestrial intelligence–Letter to an alien

Explore Seasons, Orbits, Kepler’s Laws What’s wrong with this model of the season? Count the days–between the spring equinox and the fall equinox; then count the days between the fall equinox and the spring equinox. See the simulation on Kepler’s … Continue reading

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11 Dec. Science 8 Review/reflection scale models of solar system; questions on Sun-Earth-Moon model; seasons

“Gallery walk” to review scale model videos. Period 3 Marc, Joao, Aashir Sreya, Georgia, Jasmine, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMQ2NyIs23k Nicholas, Kun, Andreas https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=teVdn6oDkDI Period 1 Joya, Tereza, Haneul http://youtu.be/z1WKUfTNyxw Vir, Peter, Karthik, William https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwXHunxOMAA Carlos, Ali, Otto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlI8APqyWNI Syona, Aja, Bara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pifb1u6FHac Joe, … Continue reading

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10 December Science 7 Biodiversity-Evolution Galapagos Finch Simulation continued

During the first part of class catch up on work from past two classes: You should have written responses to 4 comments or questions from classmates on your poster uploaded in your digital science notebook. The document should be in … Continue reading

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9 December Science 8 Modeling Day and Night and the Phases of the Moon

Today we will explore a “student-sized” model of the sun-earth-moon system in order to propose an explanation for day and night and for the phases of the moon. Watch this famous video about students’ conceptions of the seasons and the phases … Continue reading

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Solar System Models

Period 1 Joya, Tereza, Haneul http://youtu.be/z1WKUfTNyxw Vir, Peter, Karthik, William https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwXHunxOMAA Carlos, Ali, Otto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlI8APqyWNI Syona, Aja, Bara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pifb1u6FHac Joe, Ishay, Natsuki, Scott https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx1GV4wNzlU Period 3 Marc, Joao, Aashir Sreya, Georgia, Jasmine, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMQ2NyIs23k Nicholas, Kun, Andreas https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=teVdn6oDkDI    

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8 December Science 7 Biodiversity Evolution Natural Selection — Galapagos Finch Simulations

“Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution” (Theodosius Dobzhansky)  http://www.phil.vt.edu/Burian/NothingInBiolChFina.pdf Evolution by natural selection: “Because the chances for survival and reproduction are not precisely equal for all individuals in a species, the distribution of traits changes … Continue reading

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5 December Science 8–Scale Model of the Solar System and Space Travel

Links for Solar System Scale Model Videos:   Homework for Tuesday 9 December: Create a document entitled–Space Travel and Scale Model–in your Astronomy folder Read and find out the latest on the Orion project: http://www.nasa.gov/orion/ Summarize what you learn. How big … Continue reading

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4 Dec. Science 7 Bird Field Study Posters–Gallery Walk

Today we will review one another’s posters. Please provide thoughtful and respectful answers. Avoid both praise and negative comments. Please do not judge the poster, the authors, the question, the study. Instead make comments and pose questions that reflect your … Continue reading

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