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10 May Science 7 Personal Inquiry Project

Mindful Moment: Plan your work today. Plan your project work for the week. Use the following: PIP Information: Display and exhibit 4:10-5:30 on 17 May in the gym. Two exhibits per table. You can pick. Meet M313 immediately after school. … Continue reading

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9 May Science 8 Human Impact

Mindful moment: Children Change Their Parents’ Minds about Climate Change https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/children-change-their-parents-minds-about-climate-change/ India pollution is killing millions, yet it’s not a poll agenda https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/india-pollution-killing-millions-poll-agenda-190507141853621.html After each discussion/activity, please send the leader an email with these items completed in full sentences. Do … Continue reading

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8 May Science 7–Turn in Summative; Work on PIP

Today: Turn in Summative when called. If you are not finished, send email immediately to parents, Mr. Webster, me acknowledging that you have not turned in an important summative project and that your final grade may be affected. Work on … Continue reading

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7 May Science 8 Human Impact Project (don’t forget to send feedback; don’t forget 2 reflections–project AND end of year)

Mindful moment: The importance of communication in solving environmental problems: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/may/02/greta-thunberg-speeches-published-no-one-is-too-small-to-make-a-difference 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction, Intergovernmental Report Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/1-million-species-at-risk-of-extinction-intergovernmental-report-finds Bengal Tigers May Not Survive Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/06/science/tigers-climate-change-sundarbans.html After each discussion/activity, please send the leader an email with … Continue reading

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6 May Science 7 Battle of the Beaks

Mindful moment. Close your eyes and listen to this soundscape of what Darwin’s voyage to the Galapagos on the Beagle might have sounded like: https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/darwin/a-trip-around-the-world Begin and complete Part II Battle of the Beaks in the link. finches Work in the … Continue reading

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3 May Science 8 Human Impact sessions; End of year reflection

After each discussion/activity, please send the leader an email with these items completed in full sentences. Do this asap. Definitely complete this before the next class: Please, no idle praise or negative criticism. Focus on the topic, not the person. … Continue reading

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2 May Science 7 Galapagos Finches; Summative Preparation; End of year reflection; Personal Inquiry Project preparation

Mindful moment. What do you see in this photo? Look closely. How does the subject(s) in the photo relate to our Science 7 course this semester? ***** Questions from your reading and viewing? Words and ideas you would like to … Continue reading

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1 May Science 8 Human Impact Sessions led by students; year-end comments/reflections

After each discussion/activity, please send the leader an email with these items completed in full sentences. Do this asap. Definitely complete this before the next class: Please, no idle praise or negative criticism. Focus on the topic, not the person. … Continue reading

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30 April Science 7 Prisoner’s Dilemma–another simulation–of what? Galapagos Finches and final summative assessment.

Mindful moment.       Mechanisms of Evolution: https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evo_14 Sexual selection: https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evo_28 Endosymbiosis: https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/_0/history_24 Evolution of altruism: https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/news/110501_robots How do games and simulations help scientists examine natural selection and evolution? Game Theory Calls Cooperation Into Question https://www.quantamagazine.org/game-theory-explains-how-cooperation-evolved-20150212/ https://vimeo.com/79286907 http://peterpappas.com/2011/04/prisoners-dilemma-a-game-theory-simulation.html Evolutionary Game Theory https://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/kleinber/networks-book/networks-book-ch07.pdf Game … Continue reading

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29 April Science 8 Human Impact Sessions

Mindful moment. Please quiet. Take some meditative breaths. After each discussion/activity, please send the leader an email with these items completed in full sentences. Do this asap. Definitely complete this before the next class: Please, no idle praise or negative … Continue reading

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