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9 May Science 8 Human Impact

Mindful moment: Children Change Their Parents’ Minds about Climate Change https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/children-change-their-parents-minds-about-climate-change/ India pollution is killing millions, yet it’s not a poll agenda https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/india-pollution-killing-millions-poll-agenda-190507141853621.html After each discussion/activity, please send the leader an email with these items completed in full sentences. Do … Continue reading

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7 May Science 8 Human Impact Project (don’t forget to send feedback; don’t forget 2 reflections–project AND end of year)

Mindful moment: The importance of communication in solving environmental problems: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/may/02/greta-thunberg-speeches-published-no-one-is-too-small-to-make-a-difference 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction, Intergovernmental Report Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/1-million-species-at-risk-of-extinction-intergovernmental-report-finds Bengal Tigers May Not Survive Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/06/science/tigers-climate-change-sundarbans.html After each discussion/activity, please send the leader an email with … Continue reading

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3 May Science 8 Human Impact sessions; End of year reflection

After each discussion/activity, please send the leader an email with these items completed in full sentences. Do this asap. Definitely complete this before the next class: Please, no idle praise or negative criticism. Focus on the topic, not the person. … Continue reading

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1 May Science 8 Human Impact Sessions led by students; year-end comments/reflections

After each discussion/activity, please send the leader an email with these items completed in full sentences. Do this asap. Definitely complete this before the next class: Please, no idle praise or negative criticism. Focus on the topic, not the person. … Continue reading

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29 April Science 8 Human Impact Sessions

Mindful moment. Please quiet. Take some meditative breaths. After each discussion/activity, please send the leader an email with these items completed in full sentences. Do this asap. Definitely complete this before the next class: Please, no idle praise or negative … Continue reading

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25 April Science 8 Human Impact Sessions

Mindful moment:   Read Greta Thunberg’s own words– https://voicesmotherearth.blogspot.com/2019/02/greta-thurnberg-in-her-own-words.html My 2 year-old granddaughter Malaika inspecting and dissecting an Anenome poppy Anemone coronaria in the hills near Amman, Jordan. In addition to my care and love and wish for all of you–that your world be … Continue reading

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23 April Science 8 (Period 5 begins student-led sessions; Periods 7 and 8 continue practicing/preparing)

Take a mindful moment on your own. Use breathing practice to calm and center yourself.     What do you think of this cartoon-chart? http://roncobb.net/img/cartoons/whn/nc7040-on-Man_Chart-whn.jpg See more Ron Cobb cartoons–scroll down to the cartoon gallery and choose environment (or any … Continue reading

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18 April Science 8 Preparing/Practicing for the Human Impact Project sessions

Take a mindful moment. Think of the earth. See these big cats who live in India. Imagine how they resist extinction caused by human activity. What does it take to survive as an individual? As a species? As an ecosystem? … Continue reading

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12 & 16 April Science 8 Make progress on your human impact plans

Take a mindful moment. Plan how you will spend this period. Look at the guidelines from the past two classes: http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2019/04/10/10-april-science-8-continued-planning-for-human-impact-project-session/ http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2019/04/08/8-april-science-8-planning-for-your-human-impact-session/ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IqgoKngBjNjikNrScutHrBwOCSnRmY_G_KoFjX1fz78/edit?usp=sharing Make sure the following are uploaded and clearly labeled in your DSN–even if they are in progress: … Continue reading

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10 April Science 8 Continued planning for Human Impact project / session

Mindful moment. Continue building annotated bibliography. Ask if you have questions. Finish advertisement and put up on bulletin board. Plan and compose presentation. Essential concepts and facts. Clear statement of the issues/problems/dilemmas. Relation to the idea that we are now … Continue reading

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