30 January Science 7 Biodiversity Walk #2

  1. Review DSN entry from previous class   http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2018/01/25/25-january-science-7-biodiversity-walk-1/
  2. Read blogpost for today.
  3. Prepare DSN entry for today.
  4. Information on total lunar eclipse visible in Delhi tomorrow (if you have clear skies and a clear view of the eastern-northeastern horizon) https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/india/new-delhi?iso=20180131
  5. See the vegetative growth from the cassava (tapioca, manioc, yuca, scientific name: Manihot esculenta) cuttings and the onion bulbs. How to you imagine that the growth occurs?
  6. An entertaining (and excellent) summary of our course during second semester = <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydqReeTV_vk>. Learn the song. Ask questions! Observe.
  7. What Darwin Never Knew (excellent documentary on Evo Devo): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNPbjtej1Hk
  8. More info on the documentary above: http://309306481991347260.weebly.com/summary.html
  9. A review of Sean Carroll’s Endless Forms Most Beautiful https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/evo-devo-is-the-new-buzzw/
  10. Be sure you have a copy of my feedback and summaries of any conversations we have had regarding your PIP in your digital science notebook. You should have a separate folder for your PIP–Personal Inquiry Project.
  11. Have you: Found out more information on your partner tree. What are the names? How did the species acquire the names (what do they “mean”)? What uses do humans make of the species? What animals use the species (is it, for example, a host species to any butterflies or moths)? What is the girth 1.5 meters above the ground? What is the bark pattern like? What is the venation of the leaf like? What are other observations you can make of your particular specimen AND of the species? How many specimens of your species can be found on campus? In what plant family does your species belong? Why?
  12. What animal life do you observe on our biodiversity walks? Observe. Describe. Sketch. Pose questions.

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