Monthly Archives: May 2016

25 May Science 7 Primates

http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/entry/rhesus_macaque http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/entry/rhesus_macaque/behav http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/entry/rhesus_macaque/cons http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/entry/rhesus_macaque/links http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/entry/rhesus_macaque/ref Dian Fossey The Lost Film of Dian Fossey Gorillas in the Mist

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24 May Science 8 Actions–Becoming Carbon neutral and Carbon negative–Day of the Triffids

Actions? Pulling CO2 from the atmosphere http://e360.yale.edu/feature/pulling_co2_from_atmosphere_climate_change_lackner/2996/ Homeless and helpless caterpillars to be given a helping hand http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_19-5-2016-13-10-39 This country isn’t just carbon neutral, it’s carbon negative https://www.ted.com/talks/tshering_tobgay_this_country_isn_t_just_carbon_neutral_it_s_carbon_negative Day of the Triffids (what issues and scientific ideas become tropes in … Continue reading

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20 May Science 8 Which human impact topics “impacted” you? Student actions in support of the environment?

What was your greatest accomplishment from the human impact on the environment project? Describe and explain fully. What topics did you know least about? What topics did you learn most about? Give examples of some of the things you learned. … Continue reading

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17 May Science 7 Evolution and behavior of dogs and monkeys

Humans still evolving http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/05/humans-are-still-evolving-and-we-can-watch-it-happen Describe any experiences you have had with: a) domestic dogs; b) wild canids (jackals, wolves, coyotes, foxes, wild dogs); c) non-human primates (monkeys and apes) Describg e your knowledge of: a, b, c (Include sources–direct observation … Continue reading

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13 May Science 7 Submit Beak Simulation data display and analysis; plan for final classes; dog and monkey behavior

Submit assessment (data display and analysis). Paper copy and dsn. Describe any experiences you have had with: a) domestic dogs; b) wild canids (jackals, wolves, coyotes, foxes, wild dogs); c) non-human primates (monkeys and apes) Describe your knowledge of: a, … Continue reading

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11 May Science 7 Summative assessment project–bird beak simulation

Work in the following pairs: Period 6: Emelie / Rie ; Lola / Henry ; Maya / Keisuke ; Genta / Matias ; Haneol / Syahiran Period 8: Benjamin / Harshita ; Julian / Sanaya ; Maya / Bharat ; … Continue reading

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10-12-16-18 May Science 8 Activities and Discussions

In the news–update bibliographies: Can Yamuna be saved http://www.npr.org/2016/05/11/477415686/can-indias-sacred-but-dead-yamuna-river-be-saved?sc=ipad&f=1001 Delhi air http://www.npr.org/2016/05/10/477449865/in-polluted-new-delhi-triathlete-weighs-costs-of-exercising-outside Sue for climate change http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/11/science/climate-change-citizen-lawsuits.html Disappearing islands http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/10/477511597/window-into-the-future-scientists-document-disappearing-islands?sc=ipad&f=1001 Fort McMurray and the Fires of Climate Change http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/fort-mcmurray-and-the-fires-of-climate-change How much power do your devices use when they are off http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/science/just-how-much-power-do-your-electronics-use-when-they-are-off.html Crisis in the … Continue reading

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4 & 6 May Science 8 Check in with Annotated bibliography; plan/practice activity and discussion

Sand mining on the Yamuna upstream from Delhi (around 1 year ago) In the news: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/05/03/world-bank-the-way-climate-change-is-really-going-to-hurt-us-is-through-water/ http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/may/02/peabody-coals-contrarian-scientist-witnesses-lose-their-court-case http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/politics-global-warming-spring-2016/ http://time.com/4308518/climate-change-settled-science/ http://e360.yale.edu/feature/on_burning_ground_human_cost_indias_push_produce_more_coal/2972/ https://e360.yale.edu/digest/paris_cop21_is_india_the_main_stumbling_block_at_climate_talks/4600/ http://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/study-says-large-animals-important-for-carbon-storage-in-tropical-forests-53769 Show annotated bibliography. Make sure it is uploaded in digital science notebook. Make sure you have at least … Continue reading

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9 May Science 7 Preparing for the summative assessment project on The Beak of the Finch

Work in the following pairs: Period 6: Emelie / Rie ; Lola / Henry ; Maya / Keisuke ; Genta / Matias ; Haneol / Syahiran Period 8: Benjamin / Harshita ; Julian / Sanaya ; Maya / Bharat ; … Continue reading

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5 May Science 7 Developing our ideas about evolution by natural selection

Watch and discuss:  The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation Be sure to use the captions. http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/making-fittest-natural-selection-and-adaptation Write a summary paragraph outlining the main points of the video. What is the evidence and argument for the natural selection … Continue reading

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