Monthly Archives: April 2016

27 April Science 7 Student feedback; interpreting data from ecology simulations

Student Feedback Survey. We did this in December and discussed the results as a way to begin Semester 2 in January. Ecology is the science of interactions in the environment. The word comes from ecos = “house” and logy = … Continue reading

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26 April Science 8 Feedback survey; How do we know?–an essential question for your topic; Activity and Discussion planning

Student Feedback Survey. We did this in December and discussed the results as a way to begin Semester 2 in January. Be sure to look at any new resources (some have been added–your topics are “in the news” on a … Continue reading

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25 April Science 7 Environment, Resources, Population, Prey, Predator–Simulations

Earlier we played a game originally called the “Prisoner’s Dilemma.” We suggested that scientists who study living things have used the game to gain insight into how organisms compete and “cooperate” while operating in their own self-interest. You were asked … Continue reading

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10-18 MAY Science 8 Schedule of activities and discussion-presentations Human Impact

Be sure to check the new links in–some added with each new headline: http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/human-impact-on-the-earth-resources/ Schedule for Human Impact activities and discussion / presentations Date Period 1 Period 3 Period 4 10 May Mining-loss of habitat Invasive species Elements in devices Ecosystem … Continue reading

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22 April Science 7 Earth Day 1-8 day

Today’s schedule: https://drive.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/file/d/0BxGGXlmoukkYVnF0UWtreFp3OG8/view?usp=sharing Science 7 students, We have a shortened period on Friday (1-8 day). In order to prepare for the end of the year, please respond to the following. You can finish them before Friday or during class Friday. You … Continue reading

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22 April Science 8 Earth Day and 1-8 day

Today’s schedule: https://drive.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/file/d/0BxGGXlmoukkYVnF0UWtreFp3OG8/view?usp=sharing Science 8 students, We have a shortened period on Friday (1-8 day). In order to prepare for the end of the year, please respond to the following. You can finish them before Friday or during class Friday. You … Continue reading

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19 April Science 8 Research, Planning Activity, Planning Presentation / Discussion

I hope your research on human impact on the earth has encouraged you to keep up with the news: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/15/march-temperature-smashes-100-year-global-record Listen to this discussion of the greenhouse effect from 1977 (nearly 40 years ago!!!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz1g55H6XgA More in the news (everything is … Continue reading

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18 April Science 7 Evo-Devo (What Darwin Never Knew)

This is interesting: (Think about the questions last week–atom, molecule, etc.) http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/04/16/473273571/why-teachers-need-to-know-the-wrong-answers Look at these “misconceptions” people have about evolution: http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/misconceptions_faq.php See this website that looks at challenges in schools and governments to teaching evolution: http://ncse.com/ A BIG QUESTION How … Continue reading

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14 April Science 7 Questions, Earth Day, Prisoner’s Dilemma–how do scientist use game theory to understand evolution?

Advisory partners and areas for Earth Day ET field trips led by 7th grade advisories. Area (see picture) 7 th 6th 8th 9 Henderson / Webster M Saich Burrows 10 Pupovac Pravin Whitney 4 A Citrino Sethi Coleman 2 Frazier … Continue reading

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12 April Science 7 From Biodiversity to Evolution by Natural Selection

What is your understanding of the following? (include where appropriate–size, scale, shape, structure, function, context, etc. Respond with your knowledge. You may include your best “guess.” (On lined paper and turned in) (Look in E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth to … Continue reading

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