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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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5 March Science 7 Finish the Tree Diversity Survey; Work on Parent-Student-Teacher conference preparation

Mindful moment. 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 (share with editing rights with Dr.F.). Eventually, we will want to consolidate data from all … Continue reading

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4 March Science 8 Chromatography

Mindful moment. Review previous class (what structures were we looking for–in the leaf, in the photosynthetic plant cell? why?) See board. Anticipate Summative project on supporting the claim of photosynthesis. To be described on Wed. Due the following Tuesday by … Continue reading

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1 March Science 7 Complete Tree Surveys

Mindful Moment Assign group Tasks Finish Survey — outside Complete spreadsheet for area (see previous blog) (add, research information) Complete map–check      

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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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