Monthly Archives: February 2016

25 Feb. Science 7 Finish blogposts in preparation for parent conferences. Begin Biodiversity survey of trees assessment project

Finish blogposts in preparation for parent conferences. See previous post. Begin Biodiversity Survey—Assessment Project (due Wed. 2 March). Criteria and standards Biodiversity Survey Students design and carry out a biodiversity survey in the schoolyard or in the neighborhood. Data is … Continue reading

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24 Feb. Sci 8 Elaborations on the Carbon Cycle

Taking a cracker apart. (Starch to sugar–how does the taste change? How does the reaction occur? Starches are made of repeating units of glucose and fructose.)  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_aqa_pre_2011/enzymes/enzymes_and_digestion2.shtml                            … Continue reading

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23 Feb. Science 7–Completing and assessing the diversity of trees at AES survey; preparing a mini-e-portfolio for parent conferences

Today we will briefly review and discuss the ideas from the past two classes about living together–symbiosis. What is the best way to communicate stories of symbiosis and case histories of complexity? The case of figs? The case of the squid … Continue reading

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22 Feb. Science 8 Turn in Photosynthesis Project; 4 Blogposts; Complete unfinished work

Turn in Photosynthesis project. (Physical copy if appropriate)(Digital copy required–in Digital Science Notebook–well-labeled, shared with anyone who has link) Blogpost with reflection and link to Photosynthesis project. Reflection should discuss your new learning. Your understanding of the importance of photosynthesis. … Continue reading

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19 Feb. Science 7 Another story of symbiosis (Squid and bioluminescent bacteria) and Partner tree–observations, reflections, blogpost

Refer to your “stories” of symbiosis from the last class: http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2016/02/15/17-feb-science-7-the-queen-of-trees-stories-of-symbiosis-case-histories-of-complexity/ Share stories you have outlined with the class of symbiosis. Form the following groups: Period 6: Emelie, Rie Lola, Henry Maya, Keisuke Genta, Matias Syahiran, Haneol Period 8: Ben, Sanaya, … Continue reading

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18 Feb. Science 8 Beginning the Carbon Cycle

Thinking about carbon: In groups of 4 (or 3) Period 1 Anushka, Olivia, Jayshree, Neil Kaia, Kamber, Ananya, Mirei TaeHun, Cosmo, Skye, Pablo Justin, Madison, EunJae, Devin JaeHee, Michael, Katia, Carly Period 3 Neil, Victor, Emma, Rebecca Ryo, Maya, Oscar, … Continue reading

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17 Feb. Science 7 The Queen of Trees–Stories of Symbiosis; Case Histories of Complexity

You have now been introduced to plant diversity through our survey of trees on the AES campus. We will complete this project when I return. You should begin reviewing our work this semester in preparation for a summative assessment that … Continue reading

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12 Feb Science 7 Consolidating tree survey; partner tree on blog; best notebook entries

Finish gathering data on tree survey. If your area is finished, assist where needed. Complete information on names, origin–native/exotic, other. Decide on format and method for consolidating / and presenting data. How should photos be organized? How should locations be … Continue reading

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11 Feb. Science 8 Prepare for Photosynthesis assessment; yeasts fermentation; partner tree

Today: We will discuss and set the final parameters and options for the photosynthesis assessment project. Be sure to review past blog posts, your notes, experiences, and all references (websites, videos, articles, etc.). Last class: http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2016/02/09/9-feb-science-8-photosynthesis-review-and-assessment-plan-dsn-yeast-fermentation-anaerobic-respiration-molecular-models-light-as-energy/ Some video clips from Botany … Continue reading

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9 Feb. Science 8 Photosynthesis (review and assessment plan); DSN; Yeast fermentation (anaerobic respiration); Molecular models; Light as energy

Digital Science notebooks: A. On lined paper with your name and period, indicate the number of classes we have had including today (use blog and a calendar) indicate the number of entries in your digital science notebook indicate the number … Continue reading

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