- New York play about observing macaques (science-art!): http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/24955/title/Humans-and-monkeys–center-stage/
- Monkey minds: what we can learn from primate personality
Notes from the Field: A Primatologist’s Point of View
What’s a regular day in the life of a field primatologist? Working in the tropics is perceived as difficult and dangerous, with scientific discoveries only part of the everyday drama of studying primates. https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/notes-from-the-field-a-primatologist-s-54334509
Scientist Finds the Beginnings of Morality in Primate Behavior https://mobile.nytimes.com/2007/03/20/science/20moral.html
- Evolutionary Ethics, Aggression, and Violence: Lessons from Primate Research
Take inspiration from the poem and articles above. Use your observations, notes, questions, and ideas from our observations of Rhesus macaques. Consider our discussion and study of genetics, natural selection, and evolution. Include your personal reflections.
Compose a poem or an essay. Your piece will fall into the domain of science and nature writing.
Share a first draft with a classmate and solicit his or her response. You may choose to revise. Show the draft to Dr. F. After revision, post on your blog (tagged with science 7). Include a picture from one of the 7th grade field trips. We will start a google folder with pictures. (Consider using this for your March for Science creation).
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4DPwlouN3dIdjRreWhOSEN1RjQ?usp=sharing (let me know if you want editing rights so that you can upload your pictures)
Also submit monkey obs. writing with pictures to https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_wbo7-5JnbvVUF3ektYU1ZQTG8?usp=sharing
Depending on time, we will share in class.
For homework or at the end of class:
View closely “The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation” http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/making-fittest-natural-selection-and-adaptation
Questions on this story of natural selection in the next class.