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26 April Science 7 Natural Selection continued

Mindful moment. Turn in graph of Oh Deer! data and interpretation. Discuss in large group. Return to previous groups. Watch video on The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/making-fittest-natural-selection-and-adaptation (You should have already watched this on your … Continue reading

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24 April Science 7 Origin of Species, Population Dynamics, Corn/Maize, Pocket Mice, Lizards, Evolution by Natural Selection

Mindful moment. Read the headline of this opinion article. Contemplate the idea that the earth itself is alive: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/opinion/sunday/amazon-earth-rain-forest-environment.html Read the rest of the article for homework. What is the author’s point? Share group essay on Origin of Species. (Changeable … Continue reading

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22 April Science 7 Tangled Bank, Oh Deer, Mystery of Corn

Mindful moment. * * ** Let us resume our thoughts on the final paragraph from Darwin’s Origin of Species. See instructions from previous class below: Now that we have spent some time considering and examining the diversity of certain groups … Continue reading

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17 April Science 7 Can simulations and games help us understand evolution/natural selection?

Mindful moment: “Endless forms most beautiful” ***** Read today’s blog carefully. Have your questions ready. Be sure that all these are properly uploaded, labelled, and shared in your DSN. Biodiversity folder: Your Tree Diversity Summative. Your Focused Field Study Summative … Continue reading

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15 April Science 7 The Origin of Species–Natural Selection and Artificial Selection/Domestication

Mindful moment: What first comes to your mind when you think of the phrase “living thing?” Spend a few moments examining your thought. What do you notice? What interests you? What are you curious about? * * * * Now … Continue reading

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11 April Science 7 Creative Response to our Monkey, Dog, Bird, etc. field trip

Mindful moment: When we visited Bhagwan Mahavir Vanasthali park, we had a reading of “Macaques in the Sky” You can find the poem toward the end of the transcript from this interview:¬†https://billmoyers.com/content/here-in-the-mind-daisy-zamora-and-gary-snyder/ I have been taking an online course: Poetry … Continue reading

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9 April Science 7 Work on Report for Focused Field Study–Nature in the Schoolyard

Mindful moment. Bring up an image from the field trip on Friday. Consider that image in your private thoughts for a moment. Next write down a description. Then make a sketch. Let’s share. Today–work on the report for your focused … Continue reading

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5 April Science 7

Field trip to park to see monkeys. Pictures to come.

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3 April Science 7 Focused field study; Friday field trip

Mindful moment. Read the blog. Questions. ***** The report for your focused field study. Due next Thursday at the beginning of class. (You will need class Thursday to write about the dogs and monkeys.) Introduction. Explain what you chose to … Continue reading

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1 April Science 7 Focused Field Study (Interactions among living things in the environment)

Read today’s blogpost. (2 minutes) Questions (quickly). Today’s mindful moment should take place when you are in the field (schoolyard) away from all other students. Just you and what you are observing / studying. You need to document a minimum … Continue reading

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