Monthly Archives: February 2019

28 February Science 8 Stomata; Chloroplasts–Microscopic examination of leaves and other plant parts–plant cells

Mindful moment. Past classes review (DSN–preparing for Parent-Student-Teacher conference–see previous blog) Preview plan for the day in the class blog. Prepare DSN entry. Questions. Share reflections. Examination of plant material under the microscope. The purpose is to examine and contemplate … Continue reading

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27 February Science 7 Continuing the tree survey

Mindful moment Review previous class See today’s plan / class blog post Prepare DSN entry Questions Review last year’s results of the campus tree survey: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LPvZ8c3A_Fv15uiloutgkazEqC3xjctsdLhT95rcKzk/edit?usp=sharing See spreadsheet for this year below. Copy and create a version for your zone … Continue reading

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26 February Science 8 Julius von Sachs’ experiment–starch production in leaves; Parent Student Teacher conference preparation

Mindful moment. Review past classes. Quickly Read today’s plan in today’s class blog post. Prepare DSN entry. Questions. ***** Gather 4 leaves. 3 that you covered with black paper and 1 more that has been uncovered. Keep track of which … Continue reading

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25 Feb Science 7 Tree Diversity Survey Continued; Prepare for Parent Student Teacher Conference

Mindful moment. (Picture your area; imagine what you will see today) “I have learned about watching my surroundings and how every part of the school has an ecosystem that stretches far beyond most people’s understanding.” (The most important thing I … Continue reading

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22 Feb. Science 8 Setting up von Sachs’ experiment on the production of starch by green leaves

Short periods today, so please take your mindful moment this weekend. Finish the documentary Photosynthesis from Botany a Blooming History. Bring your questions to the next class. See link in previous blog. Today we’ll set up a duplication of Julius … Continue reading

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21 Feb. Science 7 Tree Survey

Mindful moment. Pd. 3–Begin Survey. Describe and count species. Identify. Count and map specimens. Begin along Panchsheel Marg (Panch = 5; sheel = virtues; what are they?). Group 1 start at the far west corner and work to the center. … Continue reading

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20 February Science 8 Discussing our prior ideas about light; Ingenhousz skits; More on the history of the discovery of photosynthesis

Mindful moment. Review last class. Give your seedlings a little drink. Bring in your Ingenhousz experiment jars. Check Ingenhousz jars with submerged leaves. Can we detect any oxygen? Prepare for discussion of our light ideas and questions. Prepare for skit. … Continue reading

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19 February Science 7 DSN, PIP, Trees

Mindful moment. Before you begin today, close devices, conversations, and eyes. Breathe and clear your mind. Today work individually. Things you need to do are marked below in BOLD and *. *Review past classes through the blog. Complete DSN entries. … Continue reading

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18 Feb. Science 8 Jan Baptiste von Helmont cartoon; Jan Ingenhousz discovers the importance of light and plants; Can the video experiments be replicated?; A skit; Work on human impact topic

Mindful moment. Review previous class blogpost, DSN. Preview today’s plan. Prepare DSN entry. Questions. ** * * * We are trying to discover how the claim of photosynthesis was discovered and justified. (histphoto) 6 CO2+ 12 H2O–> light –>C6H12O6 + 6 … Continue reading

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15 Feb. Science 7 Beginning the tree diversity survey (summative project)

Mindful moment. Review previous blog posts. There are many references you will need. Make sure you can locate them easily. Today we will establish boundaries and develop methods for conducting the tree diversity survey project for your class/section. See board. … Continue reading

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