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23 May Science 7 Design, Build, Fly

Seeing from the PIP that there is some interest in the science and engineering of flight, I thought we could spend today’s class on some basics and some exploration. Paper flying craft have been fascinating from many years for students. … Continue reading

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21 May Science 7 Personal Inquiry Project showcase and beyond

Open your the reflection document that you cmposed and displayed for your Personal Inquiry Project. Add your responses to the following prompts/questions to the document . The original reflection with the following additions should be uploaded in your DSN. Make … Continue reading

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2,4,8,10, 14, 16 May Human Impact Discussions

Be sure that you have submitted the requested comments–see below. Topics  and students  < https://docs.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/spreadsheets/d/1SXx0Zvtkx8C3SixY99dE-F5_GNS0XYM0yjkp3oNGqsg/edit?usp=sharing > Schedule <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19pC9XXhM1UdcTXYIK-L8mVLhhweSaxLFMAXmwQCP3uY/edit?usp=sharing> Videos <https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1M6Rnv82roHqaub3rP1Fj0k1AaBMS7qz4?usp=sharing>   After each discussion/activity, please send the leader an email with these items completed in full sentences: Please, no idle praise or … Continue reading

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15 May Science 7 Personal Inquiry Project

Plan your display for the PIP showcase 18 May from 4:30-5:30 in the gym. You will share a table. You will need: A digital display on your ipad. OR A material display with 3-d artifacts, well-made poster, photographs, sketches, infographics, … Continue reading

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7, 9 May Science 7 Prepare for Personal Inquiry Project showcase

A. If you have not responded, do so first today: Respond to the following in an email to <rfrazier@aes.ac.in>. Keep your responses as a document in your DSN as well. Put YOUR name and sci 7 comments in the subject line–like this <Richard Frazier … Continue reading

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3 May Science 7 Finish and submit summative project on bird beaks. Print copy and DSN.

See previous blogpost: http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2018/05/01/1-may-science-7-bird-beak-evolution-summative-project/ Respond to the following in an email to <rfrazier@aes.ac.in>. Keep your responses as a document in your DSN as well. Put YOUR name and sci 7 comments in the subject line–like this <Richard Frazier Sci 7 Comments>. What did you think … Continue reading

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1 May Science 7 Bird Beak evolution Summative Project

finches http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/origin-species-beak-finch Carry out the bird beak simulation (see handout or link above). Additional instructions will be given in class. Collect all data. As individuals: Make a visual display of the data–an appropriate graph (be sure to following good graphing … Continue reading

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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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