Monthly Archives: February 2018

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

Find out what “phenology” is. Find out what “citizen science” is. Now watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MG01FS5poA Read this: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/delhis-forest-cover-is-up-0-3-since-2015-but-its-nothing-to-cheer-about/articleshow/62891909.cms What is the context and motivation for our work on campus trees? See “Plant blindness” and “Tree blindness” articles at the end of this … 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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14 Feb. Science 8 Your questions; microscopic examination of plant parts, plant tissues, plant cells, stomata, chloroplasts, etc.

Your questions: A selection of those posed from your classmates–periods 5,6,8 Discuss and share your thoughts. Examination of plant material under the microscope. The purpose is to examine and contemplate the cellular organization of living things. Because green plants carry … Continue reading

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13 Feb Science 7 Tree Survey

Happy Darwin Day (12 Feb)!!! See the HHMI Lizard Collection: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/lizards Continue gathering data in your zone for the AES Campus Tree Survey (2017-2018) Organize and completely share your data within your survey group. Select 2 contact persons from your group … Continue reading

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12 Feb. Science 8 Finishing the video history

Next class–bring a leaf from the tree you have selected. We will be doing microscopic examination of leaves and other plant parts/tissues. Today we will finish Photosynthesis from Botany: A Blooming History Your task will be to link the experimental … Continue reading

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9 Feb Science 7 Beginning Field Study #1–Survey of Campus Trees

Be sure to complete gathering and organizing information from previous class on your partner trees. Share information that you think is the most interesting. Share tree poems. Notice: See Dr. F about opportunities for Science and Service. Today–building and flying … Continue reading

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