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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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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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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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18 April Science 7 Preparing for observation of Rhesus macaques and park dogs

Ethology, Ecology, Evolution of Monkeys and Dogs at the park On Friday we will take a field trip during class to a park near the school. The park is carved out of the Central Ridge Forest.  (See this old pamphlet: https://archive.org/details/DelhiRidge) … Continue reading

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16 April Science 7 Finish posters/arguments for Teosinte, Anole, Pocket Mouse evolution; Primates

Finish posters/arguments for Teosinte, Anole, Pocket Mouse evolution; Primates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjr0R0jgct4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMFuvP4nSrM BBC Monkeys Revealed http://www.bbcearth.com/shows/monkeys-revealed/ https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/videos/1375758662457686/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND92YNQv0TU https://www.ted.com/talks/laurie_santos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9ZjOsLrFS4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASc-RFofxgM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmBB57q2tYA Interesting references for the next few meetings–please look at all the dog and primate references Check this out: https://vimeo.com/132064789 Social intelligence: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/ravens-remember-people-who-suckered-them-unfair-deal … Continue reading

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