Monthly Archives: March 2019

29 March Science 8 Anthropocene presentations; schedule for Human Impact days; annotated bibliography

Mindful moment–close eyes, breathe, remember your trip yesterday, what things did you see that relate to human impact on the earth (The Anthropocene)? 2. Review today’s plan in the class blogpost. 3. Questions. 4. Ten minutes preparation for presentations. Remember … Continue reading

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27 March Science 8 Jigsaw presentations on The Anthropocene

Mindful moments–spend a few moments contemplating your own affiliation with nature; your growing awareness and understanding of how life on earth “works”; your experience with advocacy of any cause–as a voice and/or as a recipient; your interest in “action” to … Continue reading

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26 March Science 7 Introduction to field study 2

Mindful moment– what do you think this thought from a 7th grader means? “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.” Read today’s plan … Continue reading

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25 March Science 8 Welcome to the Anthropocene

Mindful moment–think of something you are truly grateful for. Review plan for the day. Questions. Calendar–when will you conduct your human impact presentation, activity, discussion? * * * * 4 groups selected by “captains” Make plan to share all discussion … Continue reading

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13 March Science 7 Begin Summative (2) on Tree Diversity; Preparation for Parent Student Teacher Conference

Mindful moment. Please write these in today’s DSN. What do you hope to gain from the Parent-Student-Teacher conference? What do you hope your parents will learn about you and your learning? What would you like me (Dr. F) to learn … Continue reading

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12 March Science 8 Turn in Photosynthesis Summative; Show PST conf document; research Human Impact topic

For the mindful moment see what you know about these “Guardians of the Planet: Women Environmentalists You Should Know” https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11863 What do you think about the student strikes for climate action? Interested? Concerned? Disturbed? https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/students-climate-strike-march-spur-adults-climate-action Turn in Photosynthesis Summative when … Continue reading

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11 March Science 7 Finish tree diversity database/spreadsheet; Start summative project; Review preparations for Parent-Student-Teacher conference

Mindful moment. Tasks to complete today? Proofreading, checking links, spelling, information. Questions? Suggestions for interpretive questions (choice) to add to summative. Finishing common spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TwQrxWbHA0UUlfbkzHNu6c9-Y0CWO-u_L9k-4rmvIWw/edit?usp=sharing Introduce ideas for summative. Add new questions from students–see below. Make sure you understand each … Continue reading

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8 March Science 8 Workday for Photosynthesis summative

Mindful moment. New words–Polysemy and Synonymy (think of examples in everyday talk, in science, in other subjects. How do you decide which terms to use? Work on Photosynthesis summative–see previous blogposts. Work on Parent-Student-Teacher conferences.

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7 March Science 7 Complete the spreadsheets / database; Introduce summative

Mindful moment–your search images! Make plans to finish common spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TwQrxWbHA0UUlfbkzHNu6c9-Y0CWO-u_L9k-4rmvIWw/edit?usp=sharing Introduce ideas for summative. Add new questions from students–see below. Make sure you understand each question / task. (Ask if you do not understand something.) Diversity index = number … Continue reading

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6 March Science 8 Summative project–Photosynthesis; Another piece of historical evidence

Mindful moment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmFUDkj1Aq0 Review today’s plan–description of Photosynthesis summative project. Questions. A piece of evidence missing from the video documentary: Photosynthesis–Botany: A blooming history— http://bcs.whfreeman.com/webpub/Ektron/Hillis%20Principles%20of%20Life2e/Animated%20Tutorials/pol2e_at_0604_The_Source_of_the_Oxygen_Produced_by_Photosynthesis/pol2e_at_0604_The_Source_of_the_Oxygen_Produced_by_Photosynthesis.html Photosynthesis argument and evidence Display and explain the basic simplified claim showing the role of water and … Continue reading

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