October 30th, 2012
October 28th, 2012
Well kids... how did I do with Eli's outfit? I am still working on the edit for our flashmob...
you can keep working on your homework learning cells!
October 25th, 2012
Finish, do, explore, love...
Pretty amazing the distance Felix Baumgartner jumped from... all I did that day was a little yoga, rake some leaves, and take a nap!
The Tick Bait app we used today on the iPad shows us our amazing universe as we increase or decrease magnification by the power of 10. This site shows even more information on the same topic. Zoom up and down to see more about the microscopic (and macroscopic) world around us. So much to learn, discuss, theorize, and explore. Isn't science grand?!
Finish your lab, do your current events, explore this site, and love science!!
Needs of Seeds is wrapping up...
We have one more classroom day to type up labs. If you are NOT done you can finish the rest neatly in ink and attach to the work from Monday and Tuesday. Final lab due FRIDAY!
We plan to flash on Friday (one more practice in class Wednesday).
Next stop cells...
October 22nd, 2012
Play IS science...
Watch to understand
October 17th, 2012
Inquiring minds want to know...
We have been collecting data from our Needs of Seeds inquiry... only 2 more data days to collect. We need to keep the wheel rolling and begin to analyze what it all means. Use data to draw your conclusions!
Do you have your Cells text Ch. 1 Sec. 1 THIEVES notes and questions done? Get 'em done!!
Tomorrow is the microscope, Wednesday wrap up (and practice)... Next Monday and Tuesday opportunity in the computer lab to get our formal lab write up done.
Lights, Camera, Action!!!
Another busy week for us! Videos and music for the cell theory... THIEVES notes (well, at least TH EV at this time, we already read the Intro and we aren't ready for the Ending questions or Summary yet) from Cells textbook chapter 1 section 1... and ongoing data collection from our Needs of Seeds lab.
Of course in addition to the note taking you can practice dancing... you always can practice dancing!!
Science thoughts for today...
Giants in science have some wisdom don't they? I am glad to be doing the work of science this year with you students.
Our Needs of Seeds investigation continues...
October 08th, 2012
Needs Of Seeds Experiment
What do you think is the most important abiotic factor needed for seeds to germinate? That is the question... your answers come from experimentation. Planting is on Monday so come with your step by step detailed procedure ready to roll! Imagine if I asked for you to swap procedures with your neighbor and THEN plant... will they be happy with your details or upset at the lack of them?
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We will work on data collection for the next 4-10 days while waiting for results to sprout up. Don't fret the final write-up yet! I promise we will work on all the details, observations, editing, AND dancing (ha ha) over the next few weeks!
The process is quite lengthy but lets you know if published it is of significance! WATCH
Time to apply that method kids!!
We have spent the past month discussing the "-ology" side of science (yes... the study of whatever... the study part... the scientific method). Now we get to add the "bio-" part to the mix... time to add the living to studying living things.
Today was a discussion of the characteristics of living things. Tomorrow we review the experiments Redi and Pasteur did to support "life comes from life" and discuss NEEDS of living things.
It is time to follow the steps and design your own experiment!
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