Monthly Archives: February 2018

28 Feb. Science 7 Workday Summative Field Study #1 Partner tree and AES campus tree diversity survey

Today–spend time wisely to complete your summative. Change in Due Date: Now at the beginning of class 7 March. 5 March will not be a full workday. We will be starting Field Study #2. Full description of summative here: http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2018/02/23/21-feb-finish-tree-survey-summative-field-study-1-announced-with-due-date/ Period … Continue reading

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27 Feb Science 8 Separation of plant pigments; Paper chromatography

Prior knowledge assessment prompt:  http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/files/2016/01/chlorophyllprompt.pdf Examine the pages on the following website about Pigments, Plants, Chlorophyll http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/7H.html Examine the pages on the following website. See how three images are given for each pigment: 1) Picture of plant part, 2) graph of absorption … Continue reading

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26 Feb Science 7 Summative Workday

See description of Summative on campus tree diversity. http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2018/02/23/21-feb-finish-tree-survey-summative-field-study-1-announced-with-due-date/ Work on Summative. For partner tree page. Start new document. Format. Then copy and paste from your research. (Do not delete and edit your original research. You will need to resize … Continue reading

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23 Feb Science 8 DSN, SPT conf, Plant Blindness, Summative description

Summative #1 Earth Cycles 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 site … Continue reading

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21 and 23 Feb. Finish tree survey. Summative (Field study #1) announced with due date.

Be prepared for Student, Parent, Teacher conference: Complete and up-to-date DSN. Partner Tree. Tree survey–Field study #1. Flower and Fruit dissections, anatomy (structure) and function. Dissections Pic-Collages. Most interesting idea. Most challenging idea. Most interesting observation. Understanding of survey techniques. … Continue reading

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22 Feb. Science 8 Transpiration; Blocking sunlight and starch; Interpreting results

Meet at study site to collect leaves/data. Return to lab. Follow safety guidelines. Today we will go and gather the results from the leaf experiments set up during last class. First, carefully remove the plastic bag that was covering the … Continue reading

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Feb 20 Science 8 3 experiments; overcoming plant blindness; photosynthesis and human impact

Early parent conferences: 5-9 March before and after school. (Presenting at NSTA–type Frazier in keyword search under search events: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/schedule2.aspx?id=2018atl Complete the items in bold Be prepared for student-parent-teacher conference: Complete and up-to-date DSN. Carbon presentation–yours and others. Poster of van … Continue reading

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19 Feb. Science 7 Finish tree survey; Finish partner tree research; Discuss summative

Early parent conferences: 5-9 before and after school. (Presenting at NSTA–type Frazier in keyword search under search events: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/schedule2.aspx?id=2018atl Be prepared: Complete and up-to-date DSN. Partner Tree. Tree survey–Field study #1. Most interesting idea. Most challenging idea. Most interesting observation. Understanding … Continue reading

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16 Feb. Science 8 Microscopic examination of plant parts and tissue; Select a tree friend; See leaf anatomy; Sign up for climate connections; Procedures for experiments next week

Procedures for experiments next week. Sunlight and starch production. Transpiration. Movement of water in stems. Will form new groups on Tuesday. Continue in your microscopic examination of plant material. Be sure to document your observations thoroughly in your DSN. Sketches, … Continue reading

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15 February Science 7 Tree Survey

Continue gathering data in your zone for the AES Campus Tree Survey (2017-2018) Reflect on how you have acquired “search images” for the trees in your area. Write about this process of learning in your DSN. How do you imagine … Continue reading

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