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8 Feb. Science 8 Julius von Sachs; “the dilemma of detail” in understanding photosynthesis AND in understanding the history of the discovery of photosynthesis

Continuing with the history of the discovery of photosynthesis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKMNig0Cz04 We are trying to discover how the claim of photosynthesis was discovered and justified. 6 CO2+ 12 H2O–> light –>C6H12O6 + 6 O2 + 6 H2O What contributions to the claim came from … Continue reading

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7 Feb. Science 7. Partner tree; Tree appreciation

Finish gathering information on your Partner Tree from the Trees of Delhi book, from http://flowersofindia.net, from wikipedia (which is mostly reliable with trees), and other good resources. For today, do not visit your tree in person during class. Organize your information in your DSN … Continue reading

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6 Feb. Science 8 History of the discovery of photosynthesis continued

Notice: If anyone wants to help some local students with experiments and simple science activities, please let me know. This afternoon a group of students from Each One Teach One will be coming to M313 to do some chemistry activities. … Continue reading

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5 Feb Science 7 Partner Tree / Tree Survey / PIP

Complete observations and research on your tree: A Partner Tree Prevents “Plant Blindness” Please acquire and organize the following information. Scientific, common English and local names of the tree Information on how the tree got its names Location of your … Continue reading

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2 February Science 8 The History of the Discovery(ies) of Photosynthesis–Claims and Evidence

Recall the basic claim about photosynthesis: Green plants and phytoplankton are able to take carbon dioxide and water, and with the energy from light, initiate a complex set of chemical reactions that produce glucose, oxygen, and “new” water. 6 CO2+ … Continue reading

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1 Feb 2018 (Can you believe it!) DSN, Partner Tree, Personal Inquiry Project

I have been reviewing DSN’s.  Check the blog for the following dates: 9 Jan 11 Jan 15 Jan 17 Jan 19 Jan 23 Jan 25 Jan 30 Jan 1 Feb Now check your DSN for entries corresponding to those dates. … Continue reading

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31 January Science 8 (view eclipse from sunset on) Beginning Photosynthesis

Review DSN entry from previous class. http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2018/01/28/29-january-science-8/ Read today’s blogpost. Prepare DSN entry for today’s class. Check out the lunar eclipse today (will have already started by moonrise / sunset). Take some pictures! Imagine where the earth, sun, and moon are … Continue reading

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30 January Science 7 Biodiversity Walk #2

Review DSN entry from previous class   http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2018/01/25/25-january-science-7-biodiversity-walk-1/ Read blogpost for today. Prepare DSN entry for today. Information on total lunar eclipse visible in Delhi tomorrow (if you have clear skies and a clear view of the eastern-northeastern horizon) https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/india/new-delhi?iso=20180131 See the … Continue reading

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29 January Science 8 Sugar, starch, molecules and the chemistry of life on earth–how it adds up; Your human impact project

Review previous DSN and blogposts. ( http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2018/01/24/24-january-science-8-fermentation-of-sucrose-by-yeast/  ) and    (http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2018/01/22/22-january-science-8-reflection-on-carbon-presentations-reading-about-fermentation-respiration-metabolism/ ) Read blogpost for today. Prepare your DSN for today’s entry. Examine fermentation experiment from previous class. Clean up bottle. Salivary amylase: Today we will try this simple “experiment.” You will … Continue reading

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25 January Science 7 Biodiversity Walk #1

Review previous DSN entry. For this class: http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2018/01/23/23-jan-science-7-more-on-flowers-fruits-biodiversity/ Read blogpost for today. Prepare DSN entry for today. Biodiversity Walk #1: Today we will make a tour of the campus. We will go as far as we can in the time … Continue reading

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