- 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 air-pressure water rockets with middle school Reach Out. Tomorrow–literacy and science at the Hope Foundation School with Hope Club (Dr. Seuss–Bartholomew and the Oobleck). Upcoming–Magnets and electromagnetism with Each One Teach One. Check out visits to the Blind School–think of hands on science exploration suitable for the visually impaired–and to Ms. Madhu Kapoor’s Yamuna Kids. Also, to be arranged, sessions with Making a Difference classes led by high school students–former M.S. science students! Would love help and participation from any current AES middle school students.
- Begin Field Study #1–A Survey of Campus Trees at AES
Organize your group. Conduct a task analysis. Plan procedures/protocols.
Period 1 will cover Zones 2 and 3.
Tomas, Denzel, Chihaya, DoWoo, Bailey, Michal, YeonWoo
Boris, Anton, JaeHun, HeeJun, Avanka, Pauline, Yaroslav
Alanoud, YuBin, JaeHa, David, Halen, HanGyeol
Liam, JaeJun, Gabi, YuMin, JiWoo, Reyha
Merrick, Max, Sulaimaan, Sophie, Ananya, Marvin
Tasks–Collect and organize observations and data for the following:
A. How many species of tree are in your area?
(Tree = woody plant; at least 2 meters tall, planted in the ground.)
B. What is the identify of each species? (Scientific name, local name, common English name) In the beginning you may designate different species as species A, species B, etc. Use descriptions to establish species. Distinguish between species and particular specimens.
C. How many specimens of each species occur in your zone?
D. Where are the trees found? You may make a sketch map–estimating the locations as precisely as you can.
E. (later) Plant family to which each species belongs. Girth of largest specimen of each species in your area. Presence of flowers–listing dates for observation and approximate number. Presence of fruits–listing dates for observation, approximate numbers, estimate of “ripeness.”
F. Make note of animals you see (birds, mammals, insects, spiders, etc.). If you see an old nest, for example, in one of your specimens, take a picture, make a note. If you see birds building a nest, for example, take a picture, make a note. If you see an insect (caterpillar), eating a leaf of one of the trees, take a picture, make a note.
Useful information below:
Some native trees: suitabletreesdelhi
Compare the results of tree surveys by Sci 7 2015-2016s and 2016-2017
- 2016-17 Pd8: https://docs.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/spreadsheets/d/10Cn1AfKkJyn9sw6CqiqEKldKlSElFLnGuILofRyMm-s/edit?usp=sharing
- 2016-17 Pd6: https://docs.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/spreadsheets/d/110bXByMlkl6xHnX2nOhG8T1SJKmix273nlffkzCVfNk/edit?usp=sharing
- 2016-17 Pd5: https://docs.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/spreadsheets/d/10RdXmdn9v1838NjucBgUKcAR1SCu8o4YSyjeEUhIPRg/edit?usp=sharing
- 2015-16 Period8 treelistperiod8 or https://docs.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/spreadsheets/d/1R3UemPGz8uowhkVtk43QhMRHLaIwWhMt4GyS2jsyaBc/edit?usp=sharing
- 2015-16 Period6 tree survey period6 or https://drive.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/file/d/0B4DPwlouN3dIeDdseWVUZEVWYTg/view?usp=sharing
- Tree list from FMO 2014-2015 school year (includes campus housing) Trees at AES 20142015 FMO