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12 March Science 8 Watersheds and Simulated rivers

Have you done this: Make a cartoon: Where does the water you use come from? Where does it go? What happens along the way? What is your response to these “competing” claims? “The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four … Continue reading

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8 March Science 8–Begin Water, Watersheds, Water Cycle

Turn in Summative project on Photosynthesis-Carbon Cycle. Important blogpost today–tons of information and links–bookmark this and examine thoroughly so you know what is here. Begin thinking about how human activity shifts the great biogeochemical cycles on Earth—Be on the lookout … Continue reading

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6 March Science 8 Workday–Summative on Photosynthesis

Complete Summative project on Photosynthesis. Check that you have addressed all aspects adequately. Check for errors–typing, grammar, punctuation, spelling–AND–errors of fact and of reasoning. You may use a peer editor. Check for references–full bibliographic citations–credit ALL sources. Do not copy … Continue reading

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1 March Science 8–Summative on Photosynthesis/Carbon Cycle — a workday

Read through the project description thoroughly. Suggestions: Make a plan. How will you construct your argument? How will you display your thinking and understanding? What medium will you use? How will you make sure you have addressed ALL the criteria … Continue reading

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27 Feb Science 8 Separation of plant pigments; Paper chromatography

Prior knowledge assessment prompt:  http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/files/2016/01/chlorophyllprompt.pdf Examine the pages on the following website about Pigments, Plants, Chlorophyll http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/7H.html Examine the pages on the following website. See how three images are given for each pigment: 1) Picture of plant part, 2) graph of absorption … Continue reading

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23 Feb Science 8 DSN, SPT conf, Plant Blindness, Summative description

Summative #1 Earth Cycles Photosynthesis argument and evidence Display and use the basic simplified claim showing the role of water and carbon dioxide and the production of glucose, oxygen, and new water in photosynthetic organisms. Include information about the site … Continue reading

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22 Feb. Science 8 Transpiration; Blocking sunlight and starch; Interpreting results

Meet at study site to collect leaves/data. Return to lab. Follow safety guidelines. Today we will go and gather the results from the leaf experiments set up during last class. First, carefully remove the plastic bag that was covering the … Continue reading

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Feb 20 Science 8 3 experiments; overcoming plant blindness; photosynthesis and human impact

Early parent conferences: 5-9 March before and after school. (Presenting at NSTA–type Frazier in keyword search under search events: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/schedule2.aspx?id=2018atl Complete the items in bold Be prepared for student-parent-teacher conference: Complete and up-to-date DSN. Carbon presentation–yours and others. Poster of van … Continue reading

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16 Feb. Science 8 Microscopic examination of plant parts and tissue; Select a tree friend; See leaf anatomy; Sign up for climate connections; Procedures for experiments next week

Procedures for experiments next week. Sunlight and starch production. Transpiration. Movement of water in stems. Will form new groups on Tuesday. Continue in your microscopic examination of plant material. Be sure to document your observations thoroughly in your DSN. Sketches, … Continue reading

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14 Feb. Science 8 Your questions; microscopic examination of plant parts, plant tissues, plant cells, stomata, chloroplasts, etc.

Your questions: A selection of those posed from your classmates–periods 5,6,8 Discuss and share your thoughts. Examination of plant material under the microscope. The purpose is to examine and contemplate the cellular organization of living things. Because green plants carry … Continue reading

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