Monthly Archives: February 2017

28 Feb. Science 8 Two field experiments–blocking light and catching water

See feedback on recent questions–use this feedback in your summative assessment project. Note for POP Project field trips: Take pictures of anything you see that is related to human impact on the environment. For those visiting the Yamuna, please take … Continue reading

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27 & 24 Feb. Science 7 Preparing for next focused field study–what are the possibilities?

March for Science https://www.marchforscience.com/ Mission: The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political … Continue reading

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24 Feb. Science 8 Photosynthesis continued

Short periods today: pd 3 10:30-11:05 pd 4 11:10-11:50 Make a plan for what and how you are going to show your work during the upcoming parent conference. Work you are proud of, examples of real learning, things that have stimulated … Continue reading

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24 Feb. 1-8 Schedule

    1 8:30 – 9:10 (40min.) 2 9:15 – 9:55 (40min.) Advisory 10:00 – 10:20 (20min.) Break 10:20 – 10:30 (10min.) 3 10:30 – 11:05 (35min.) 4 11:10 – 11:50 (40min.) Lunch 11:50 – 12:35 (45min.) 5 12:35 – … Continue reading

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23 Feb. Science 8 Chromatography–extracting and separating plant pigments

Today’s activity provides an experience with a crucial technique in the understanding of photosynthesis. The technique uses the varying solubility of different molecules (the plant pigments) in a solvent. The solvent moves up a strip of paper by capillary action. … Continue reading

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22 February Science 7–The next step–interdependence of living things–patterns of growth, development, reproduction

                          This is an important blogpost–bookmark it or save it. Please browse through the following–there is extensive information–you will need to look at it again several times. Be … Continue reading

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21 Feb. Science 8 Photosynthesis continued–focus on chlorophyll and other pigments; plant transfer and human impact on the earth

For today: Take notes in Digital Science Notebook. Complete #1 below individually. Then discuss in your table group. Share ideas with entire class. Individually examine the links from #2 through #9. Write down any questions you have. Revisit your answers … Continue reading

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16 Feb. Science 8 The big picture? More microscopic examination of plant structures. Evidential support for the claims of photosynthesis.

Please read the following. What examples can you think of? What questions do you have? The topic of “earth cycles/earth systems” is about the flow of matter and energy on the earth. This means how does matter move throughout earth … Continue reading

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15 February Science 7 Biodiversity of Tree-Summative Assessment

You may begin assessment today. It is an individual assessment so you do not need to work with other students. Avoid distracting or disturbing others. Separate if you cannot avoid spending your class time visiting. Follow the guidelines carefully. Express … Continue reading

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14 Feb. Plants and cells, leaf stomata

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-wacky-history-of-cell-theory http://waynesword.palomar.edu/lmexer1a.htm http://conditions.www.scienceprofonline.org/cell-biology/how-to-prepare-wet-mount-slide-eukaryotic-cells.html http://www.microbehunter.com/observing-leaf-stomata/ http://www1.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/b-online/library/webb/BOT410/410Labs/LabsHTML-99/Epidermis/LABEpiderm99.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNliacSzFks

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