Friday, April 8, 2016

Due dates, checklist, Field study, Bog buddy, Final invertebrate study

1. finish and hand in the Planaria lab.  Draw planaria, make observations and write notes from page 311 in our text for platyhelminthes.  Show me your lab diagrams and assignment.

2.  Hand in your Trout lake study: by emailing the blogger email listed on the board.
Due by April 18 

3.  Junior scientist:  Hand in the following by April 14
a. original lesson plan
b. implementation observations
c.  child's drawings (already in)

New assignments
4.  Invertebrate topic: Due, emailed by the end of April
Choose an invertebrate topic to prepare an emailed web poster:
topics can be
  Echinodermata  ( preserved specimens available)
  Molluska    (frozen defrosted specimens available, live snails available from garden)
  Arthropoda   (preserved specimen available, live specimens from garden available)
  Annelida    (live specimens from school garden available - do not kill)

your emailed web poster must have the answers to these questions
1.  your name and the name of one partner (select your topic today and take notes (5 marks)
2.  the phylum of your invertebrate and its general characteristics 10 marks
3.  classes of your invertebrate and the most interesting pictures of the examples in each class
4.  symmetry    1 mark
5.  deuterostome or protostome   2 marks
6.  Choose three examples of your phylum    21 marks
      For each example write
     a.  body plan
     b.  habitat
     c.  food
     d.  adaptations
     e.  reproduction
     f.  waste
     e.  sensing the environment
7.  Do a dissection of your specimen and photograph your dissection
8. Bibliography 5 marks

5.  Field study: Due last day of May
Create a pdf photographed field guide for one of the following environments:
1.  Gladstone Garden bug guide
2.  Trout lake, plants and animals around the lake field guide
3.  Central Park Forest Guide
Each field guide will be in pdf format and contain
a.  at least 25 of the most common species available for identification
b.  a title page
c.  A dichotomous key for identifying plants, and animals

6.  Camosun Bog Project:  
a.  Prepare a story book and flashcards describing the story of Camosun bog
b.  Make a lesson plan for bringing bog buddies round to the seven stations identified by the instructor on the REHEARSAL DAY  on  Mon April 25, 2016
c.  Engage your students on a bog tour on the TOUR DAY in May (to be announced)
Monday May 9, 2016


Monday, April 4, 2016

Junior Scientist

Junior Scientist Program:

1.  Create a lesson plan for the junior scientist.  Work in a group of two or three.
Your lesson plan has:

a.  lesson goals:  The Magnificent Magnified World
b.  step by step procedure, time this minute by minute
c.  must include an INTRODUCTION to you so they're not scared of you      /5
d.  a SITE WALK to do a BIOLOGY SCAVENGER HUNT for specimens    /5
e.  a MICROSCOPE SESSION to look at specimens                                       /10
f.  encourage your kids to DRAW THE SPECIMEN                                         /5
f.  a SNACK BREAK (10 min)

implentation:  I will observe how your lesson goes.
Are students engaged?     /5
Are they active in learning?      /5
Do you connect with your students?    /5
Did you get through your lesson?    /5
dissecting microscope (stereoscopic) two ocular lenses
petri dishes to collect stuff
paper for them to draw with, felts.

money, magazine, paper towel
hair (yours or theirs)
leaf, flower (watch out for pollen allergies!!!)
bug hunt  for worms, ants, spiders, any bug...