Monthly Archives: April 2018

19, 23, 25, 27 April Science 8 Human Impact Project research, planning, preparation

Keep in mind: “Everything is connected.” “You can’t change just one thing.” Tragedy of the Commons (mentioned in yesterday’s ET): http://www.garretthardinsociety.org/articles_pdf/tragedy_of_the_commons.pdf http://science.sciencemag.org/content/162/3859/1243.full Note for 27 April. Be fully prepared to conduct your discussion and activity starting 2 May–EVEN IF YOU … Continue reading

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26 April Science 7 Preparing for Natural Selection Summative and Personal Inquiry Project

See spreadsheet with data from the Oh Deer games:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o4p6bouQmFqCBuDfUUs10ENoc3J-J7xm75V0ysIFmh4/edit?usp=sharing   Make a graph for each class with deer population on the vertical axis and time on the horizontal axis. Use good graphing technique. Review from our 1st unit of … Continue reading

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24 April Science 7 Simulations and Natural Selection/Evolution

How and why do scientists use simulations? (Simulations are one kind of model. In a way, they are explanations that can be tested. For students a simulation can be useful if it provides insight into the actual phenomena under investigation. … Continue reading

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18 April Science 7 Preparing for observation of Rhesus macaques and park dogs

Ethology, Ecology, Evolution of Monkeys and Dogs at the park On Friday we will take a field trip during class to a park near the school. The park is carved out of the Central Ridge Forest.  (See this old pamphlet: https://archive.org/details/DelhiRidge) … Continue reading

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17 April Science 8 Human Impact Project

Today–please rate your learning habits with respect to the following 5 items. Continue preparation. Complete your activity and discussion plan by the end of class on Thursday. It should be uploaded in your DSN. Describe how you will introduce your … Continue reading

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16 April Science 7 Finish posters/arguments for Teosinte, Anole, Pocket Mouse evolution; Primates

Finish posters/arguments for Teosinte, Anole, Pocket Mouse evolution; Primates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjr0R0jgct4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMFuvP4nSrM BBC Monkeys Revealed http://www.bbcearth.com/shows/monkeys-revealed/ https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/videos/1375758662457686/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND92YNQv0TU https://www.ted.com/talks/laurie_santos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9ZjOsLrFS4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASc-RFofxgM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmBB57q2tYA Interesting references for the next few meetings–please look at all the dog and primate references Check this out: https://vimeo.com/132064789 Social intelligence: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/ravens-remember-people-who-suckered-them-unfair-deal … Continue reading

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13 April Science 8 Research, Plan, Prepare, Practice

What you should have: A document in your DSN with the annotated bibliography on your topic. A document in your DSN where you are outlining, writing your ideas, questions, and reflections about your topic. How is A document where you … Continue reading

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12 April Science 7 Evolution continued

Turn in your permission slip for field trip 20 April. Meet at Gate 2. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, ipad/notebook. mahavirpermissionApril2018 The Making of the Fittest–Pocket Mouse Film (with quiz) http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/pocket-mouse-film-quiz The Making of the Fittest http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/making-fittest-natural-selection-and-adaptation 3 groups: … Continue reading

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11 April Science 8 Research Human Impact Topic

Get 3 more annotations done today. Show your bibliography to Dr. F. Write a paragraph summarizing your understanding of your topic. What are the main issues? What are the connections to earth cycles–that is, what earth cycles have been skewed … Continue reading

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10 April Science 7 Sprouting Seeds, Examples of Selection: Teocinte to Maize; Rock Pocket Mouse; Anole Lizards

Interest in field trip–field observations of mammals–monkeys and dogs in a local park? Dinosaurs– Examine the corn/maize kernels (seeds) you placed in the moist paper towel. What happened? Descriptions, Sketches, Photos. Look at the seeds from others in the class. … Continue reading

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