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24 May Science 7 “Weighing” air–an introduction to the study of matter

Mindful moment: See this video from Theresa:https://youtu.be/UQ_QqtXoyQw See this one, too: “I don’t care about change” https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=312&v=7vnzKPq390Q Think of our game “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” and our question, How did altruism evolve? Any thoughts about this story and altruism? Rescue ants … Continue reading

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22 May Science 7 Some properties of air

Mindful moment: Focus on one memory from Sci 7 this year. ***** Finish sharing experiences from the Personal Inquiry Project. Describe your project. What was your original question/idea and how did you get to the question or idea you displayed … Continue reading

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20 May Science 7 Debrief PIP; clean-up; next? riddles; challenges; games of science

Our mindful moment (Thanks to Helena for finding this): How to Save Our Planet https://youtu.be/0Puv0Pss33M Your personal inquiry projects. 5 minutes to prepare what you want to say. Then everyone will share. Describe your project. What was your original question/idea … Continue reading

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16 May Science 7 Finish preparation PIP; Practice presentations and responding to questions

PIP Today–finish preparing all work. Use the information below to make a checklist. You must check-in with Dr. F. Proofreading report and reflection. Printing images, Mounting. Organizing digital work. Practicing. Get a partner. Show and explain your project–you should have … Continue reading

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14 May Science 7 Prepare for PIP

Mindful moment: Talk to family and friends; inform your leaders; learn as much as you can; support actions that will improve our environment— https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-nature-extinction-un-biodiversity-report-2019-a8901061.html ***** Make sure all work is submitted on your DSN. Make sure DSN is organized by the assigned … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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