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25 May Science 7 inventing a game

Designing an experiment is like inventing a game or simulation. (Remember the various games and simulations we have recently played: Oh! Deer!, Bat-Moth, The Prisoner’s Dilemma, Eleusis or Mother Nature; think of other games you know and experiments you have … Continue reading

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23 May Science 7 The Cartesian Diver–Density, Buoyancy, Theory-making, Theory-testing

Observe Describe Share Build Operate 1st Explanations (with pictures) Share Test How does the diver compare to the hot-air balloon? How does the diver compare to the air-pressure water rocket? How does the diver compare to a submarine? How does … Continue reading

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19 May Science 7 Sound?

Touch the Sound (Dame Evelyn Glennie–a profoundly deaf musician) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS36-4Ob9OA Spoon Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne1-s0RHEbY&feature=youtu.be Soundgarden–Seattle band’s first big hit was Spoon Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0_zzCLLRvE Miss Congeniality–singing wine glasses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZROC380sgY Your musical instruments–how to the work? what do they do? what do you … Continue reading

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17 May Science 7 Butterfly Garden/Trees/Game of Science/Options?

Enhancing the Schoolyard (update) (period 6 proposal for butterfly garden) https://docs.google.com/a/aes.ac.in/presentation/d/1xNFR3Eqf0-aTIBTEvGcmTkVeclzzXyb_d9aEG0UbGkQ/edit?usp=sharing Eleusis–Mother Nature–A Game of Science Science activity/topic options for 19, 23, 25 May? Sound, Light, Density-Buoyancy, Building-structures (K-NEX), Other?    

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15 May Science 7 Turn in Bird Beak

Submit Bird Beak graphs and summaries. Be sure your name is included and you have a copy uploaded to your digital science notebook. Email to parents and Dr. F if you are not ready. Examine one another’s Bird Beak graphs … Continue reading

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5 & 9 & 11 & 15 May Science 7 Reading article and watching video about Galapagos finch evolution

This is a very interesting video–let me know if you like the technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9irpz6ZZk8 This may help: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/course/session4/elaborate_b.html Hint: Refer to the last paragraph of Origin of Species that we read at the beginning of the semester. You wrote a blog post … Continue reading

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3 May Science 7–3rd simulation (Game Theory and Natural Selection/Evolution); introducing the summative on Galapagos finches

3 May Prisoner’s Dilemma–Game Theory–Intro to Summative Assessment How do games and simulations help scientists examine natural selection and evolution? https://vimeo.com/79286907 http://peterpappas.com/2011/04/prisoners-dilemma-a-game-theory-simulation.html Evolutionary Game Theory, Natural Selection, Darwinian Dynamics http://izt.ciens.ucv.ve/ecologia/Archivos/References-I-biol/books-biol/Biology/Vincent_Brown-Evolutionary_Game_Theory_Natural_selection_and_Darwinian_Dynamics.pdf Evolutionary Game Theory https://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/kleinber/networks-book/networks-book-ch07.pdf Game Theory and Evolutionary Biology http://www.ens-lyon.fr/DI/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Chapter-28-Game-theory-and-evolutionary-biology.pdf … Continue reading

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27 April Science 7 Student Survey; Predator-Prey game/simulation

Complete student survey: See board for login and ID#. Dr. F will read directions first. Please remain quiet and seated until everyone finished. Work on the graph and questions on the board. Examine and read the following links: Predator Prey … Continue reading

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25 April Science 7 Review of the year; Population simulation

Review your digital science notebook from the beginning of the year. Pick out and describe examples from various topics where you did something you had never done before, where you saw something you had never seen before, where you wondered … Continue reading

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21 April Science 7 The making of the fittest

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/making-fittest-natural-selection-and-adaptation Film guide http://media.hhmi.org/biointeractive/activities/pocketmouse/AAG_NaturalSelectionandAdaptation.pdf?download=true&_ga=1.73366939.943237259.1490235206 Student quiz http://media.hhmi.org/biointeractive/activities/pocketmouse/IDGquiz_NaturalSelection.pdf?download=true&_ga=1.73544474.943237259.1490235206 Teachers guide http://media.hhmi.org/biointeractive/activities/pocketmouse/IDG_NaturalSelection.pdf?download=true&_ga=1.73544474.943237259.1490235206 Activity Intro http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/color-variation-over-time-rock-pocket-mouse-populations Materials http://media.hhmi.org/biointeractive/activities/pocketmouse/Mouse_ColorVariation_Teacher.pdf?download=true&_ga=1.153083313.943237259.1490235206 Student handout http://media.hhmi.org/biointeractive/activities/pocketmouse/Mouse_ColorVariation_Student.pdf?download=true&_ga=1.153083313.943237259.1490235206 Also https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4DPwlouN3dIUzhhc19TUWpTeTQ?usp=sharing

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