In class activities
Introduction to Field Inquiry at Ma'alaea salt flats. Be prepared for outdoor field conditions with a hat, sunglasses, close-toed shoes, and a water bottle with water.
Introduction to the Compound Light Microscope
Activity: observation of prepared slides
Observations in Scientific Inquiry: techniques for recording observations through scientific drawing and sketching
1. In your Science Inquiry Notebook (this is the one we keep in the plastic bag for taking field notes); create an entry in the Table of Contents for Field Science Weather Data. Glue sample data table provided in class to the appropriate page or use the file attached to create a sample table.
2. Complete your field site sketch. The sketch needs to indicate the direction (cardinal or ordinal) of the perspective you were viewing and contain 3 natural forces which shape the site and 2 anthropogenic (man-made) factors that impact the site. If you were absent form school today, pick an outdoor site near your home and prepare a sketch showing the slope of the surrounding land from your position toward the horizon in any one direction. Include the details as indicated above.
3. Research the literal meaning of "Kealia". Make sure to site the source(s) you used to obtain your information
1. Go to http://www.cas.miamioh.edu/mbi-ws/microscopes/compoundscope.html
2. Read the following sections:
parts, microscope usage, how it works, magnification, resolution
3. Send an email to Mrs. Kaufman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Using appropriate email communication format, describe 2-3 differences between the design and/of functionality of our Kihei Charter microscopes and the models shown in the online tutorial.
In the index of your Science Inquiry notebook under "Q" enter and define the term quantitative measurement. Cite the source of the