Monthly Archives: March 2017

24 March Science 8 Watershed simulations and presentation; Upcoming–Earth Cycle Story; Human Impact Topics

  Finish gathering date on activites 1, 2, and, if you have time, 3. Experimental questions clearly articulated and suggestive of the investigation/ variables named. Systematic = variables / observables (things to observe, count, measure) are clearly defined, controlled, manipulated. Effects … Continue reading

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23 March Science 7 Finishing various class projects; assorted videos; reflections

Field trip after break (if will be hot)? Ethology is the science that observes animal behavior in the animal’s “natural” environment–in the “wild.” It is contrasted with animal psychology which often involves experiments with captive animals. At a park near … Continue reading

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21 March Science 7 Science and Service–tree tours, butterfly patches, partner tree pages for Trees of AES pamphlet

Period 5–Practice Tree Tour Period 6–Plans and research for butterfly patches Period 8–Lead tree tours with 4th graders.

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20 March Science 8 Water cycle–Especially Watersheds and Rivers–Simulation

Read the story Carbon by Primo Levi–there is link following–(it varies a little from the recorded reading below–we will listen to the recording together): < https://transitionnetwork.org/sites/www.transitionnetwork.org/files/CarbonStoryByPrimoLevi.pdf >. A review of Primo Levi’s Periodic Table in which the Carbon story appears: < https://www.theguardian.com/science/2009/oct/09/primo-levi-periodic-table > ) Follow … Continue reading

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17 March Science 7 Turn in Focused Field Study summative projects; gallery walk;

Periods 8 and 5–Sit with your partner tree groups. You only have today to plan for the field trip that will take place on Tuesday with a 4th grade class. Plan for 2:30 to 3:20. The 4th grade class will … Continue reading

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16 March Science 8 Turn in Photosynthesis Project; Carbon Cycle

Turn in Photosynthesis project. If yours is not ready, send an email to parents, me (rfrazier@aes.ac.in), and Mr. Webster, alerting them to the fact that the project is late. Provide a timeline for when it will be turned in. While … Continue reading

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15 March Science 7 Finishing observations in focused field study; Preparing reports; Looking ahead–

  Golden jackal, Jungle cat, Indian flying fox (not a fox but a large fruit bat) Today is basically a workday to gather additional data if you feel you need more; to work on field study analysis and report; to … Continue reading

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14 March Science 8 Photosynthesis claim and evidence; Earth Cycles–One Fine Day;

  Wheat or Barley–can you tell? See the photosynthesis? See the carbon cycle? See the photosynthesis? See the carbon cycle?   Potato harvest? See the photosynthesis. See the carbon cycle? Potato harvest. See the photosynthesis? See the carbon cycle? Work … Continue reading

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8 March Science 7 Focused field study continued

            Can you see the spider that are almost the same color as the flowers? (Photos by Satyaj) Continue observations in the field. See previous blogpost: http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2017/03/06/6-march-science-7-begin-focused-field-study/ Examine the report format. Organize and consolidate your observations … Continue reading

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7 March Science 8 Begin Summative Assessment on Photosynthesis

See board and previous blogs.   Photosynthesis argument and evidence Display and use the basic simplified claim showing the role of water and carbon dioxide and the production of glucose, oxygen, and new water in photosynthetic organisms. Include information about the … Continue reading

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