Monthly Archives: January 2019

31 January Science 8 Yeast Fermentation

Mindful moment–take your mindful moment today while watching the yeast fermentation. Do you know of Greta Thunberg? This is a young person speaking “truth to power.” Watch the video at the commondreams.org link. Do you think she speaks for you? … Continue reading

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30 January Science 7 Fruit dissections continued; Partner tree observation and presentation

Mindful moment: In silence, write this in your dsn. Think of your most recent meal. List the things you ate. Describe the way they look. Describe the taste. Where did the food come from? Think of all the people who … Continue reading

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29 January Science 8–Carbon Cycle Presentations; Setting up yeast fermentation of a sugar solution

1. Mindful moment. Close eyes. Sit up straight. Breathe. Bring up an image of  a glucose molecule being broken down to provide the energy for you to breathe, move, think, feel. Check out figures and diagrams–appreciate the complexity: <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK26882/>. 2. … Continue reading

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28 January Science 7 Dissecting fruits–Considering classification

Mindful moment. Notice the plants around you. When you eat, reflect on how the plants have grown. Consider their flowers and fruits. When you breath, think about how amazing photosynthesis is. Bring up an image of your partner tree into … Continue reading

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25 January Science 8 Finish Carbon/Carbon Cycle Presentations (jigsaw); Slow Journalism and the Out of Eden Walk

Mindful moment: Watch this Ted Talk together with your group (at the beginning of class or at the end): https://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude?language=en Work on finishing your presentation (see below). Proofread. Edit. Polish. Practice. Make sure every slide fits into the presentation. Go … Continue reading

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24 January Science 7 Dissection of Flowers

Mindful moment–Watch this with your partner sometime before the next class. < https://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_nature_beauty_gratitude?language=en> Review last class (two videos on classifying plants; the function of flowers–did you finish the videos?) See blogpost Complete today’s plan with a partner of your choice (make … Continue reading

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23 January Science 8 Carbon Cycle jigsaw activity–research and creation of presentation

Mindful moment. Review last class. Preview today’s plan in blog post. Prepare DSN entry. (ARE ALL YOUR ENTRIES COMPLETE AND UP-TO-DATE???) (IS YOUR DSN ORGANIZED? ARE ENTRIES NAMED WELL? IS EVERYTHING UPLOADED AND SHARED PROPERLY?) QUESTIONS. * * * * … Continue reading

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22 January Science 7 Flower classification and Flower function

Mindful moment. Review last class. See today’s blog. Set up today’s DSN (in GDR / Biodiversity). * * * * We will watch part of two important videos. Finish both on your own. Take thorough notes. Record your questions. List … Continue reading

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21 January Science 8 Carbon / Carbon Cycle jigsaw / introduction

Mindful moment. Review previous class. Read today’s plan. Prepare DSN entry for today. Questions * * * * We will watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzImo8kSXiU. Think of the ways that carbon is a building material in nature and in human technology … Continue reading

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18 January Science 7 Flowers and Partner Trees

Mindful moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUeEnkjKyDs Check previous class. Preview today’s plan. Prepare DSN. Questions Examine these links: flowersofindia.net Understanding botanical names: http://flowersofindia.net/misc/bot_names.html Flower Parts  http://flowersofindia.net/misc/flower_parts.html Flower Shapes http://flowersofindia.net/flowershapes/ Leaf Types http://flowersofindia.net/leafshapes/ * * * * We will take a flower diversity walk. Get a mask and jacket/sweater … Continue reading

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