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9 April Science 8 The Human Impact Project (full time for the rest of the year)

Dead sea water (write your expectations: Volunteer to find the density. Observe changes when the temperature is lowered. Examine the difference in refraction–can you tell which beaker holds the water from the Dead Sea?:   What will be left when … Continue reading

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6 April Science 7 Explaining Diversity through GDR and Natural Selection

We have finished 2 field studies in which you have had the opportunity to observe living things in the environment. One major emphasis in these studies has been the fact of biodiversity–that there are many kinds of living thing. We … Continue reading

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5 April Science 8 The Story of a Water Molecule Moving through the World

Today you will have the entire period to handwrite on lined paper your story. Include your name and period. Take a picture of your writing for your DSN. You may have notes and an outline. You may not copy word … Continue reading

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4 April Science 7 Finish Focused Field Study Report

Finish Focused Field Study report. Check/proofread. Have a classmate read and comment on your report. Upload properly into your DSN. Have a copy printed and turned in. Make sure your name and period appear on the report itself. Ask if … Continue reading

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3 April Science 8 Presentations on Simulated Rivers; Announcing summative on Watershed/Water Cycle Story 5 April

Dead Sea Water. What do you think? The Jordan River flows into the Dead Sea–the lowest point on earth. Lower than Sea Level.   Presentations today from each group. 10 minutes / group. 15 minutes at the beginning of class … Continue reading

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2 April Science 7 Work on Focused Field Study Report

Summative description: Focused field study Students design and carry out a naturalistic field investigation(with a finer focus than the Biodiversity Survey). Attention is directed toward a specific organism / population / interaction. Data is collected and analyzed. Analysis is made … Continue reading

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23 March Science 8 Prepare group presentation for simulated river

Prepare for Presentation to take place the week after break (on 3 April). Presentation (10 minutes maximum): You and your group will need to decide how to illustrate, describe, and explain your stream simulation investigation in a multimedia presentation. Judicious … Continue reading

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21 March Science 7 Focused Field Study–Data gathering and/or Report Writing

Continue gathering data on your focused field study OR work on your report. See previous blogposts. Read carefully. The report (see previous blogpost) on your Focused Field Study will be due 3 April. Dates: 21 March–Work on Report; Gather additional … Continue reading

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20 March Science 8 River/watershed simulation–gather data

HAVE A PLAN that each participant in the group knows about. Each member of the group should have a role and responsibilities. Each member of the group should have access to all group data. Each member of the group should … Continue reading

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19 March Science7 “The Queen of Trees”

Dr. Michael Robinson, who was director of the National Zoo, in Washington, DC, USA believed that stories of the interconnections among species were essential to understanding life on earth. He thought sharing Case Histories of Complexity would help people realize how … Continue reading

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