HAMMERHEAD PUP FOUND AT WAIPUILANI BEACH PARK 8/12/13
Monday (Kai) and Tuesday ('Aina), Aug. 26 and 27
Field Science Block
Seed Dispersal: Wind, Wing Wave inquiry
Complete your Seed Dispersal Investigation data sheet from today's inquiry in class. You need to have three seeds which have been tested for dispersal method along with your conclusion of how the seeds would have arrived on Maui. Your ideas about how the seed would get to Hawai'i needs to be based on evidence from your data.
Each seed needs to be identified either by name or by detailed scientific drawing with distinguishing features noted and including a scale or unit of measurement.
Wednesday, August 28
Global and Local Wind Patterns
Reading weather maps, Interpreting surface observation symbols. Weather measurement and conversion of units.
View sample weather forecasts and make observations of common elements.
In your science notes, make a list of any descriptive weather or geographic terms used in the 3-day forecast. Be sure to note what units of quantitative measurement (numerical quantities) and subjective or comparative measurements ("warmer", "humid", "hot", etc) are used.
Thursday, August 29- September
Complete items #1-3 on page #3 of Weather and Wind Pattern- Forecast Project Organizer
You may complete this assignment via email OR you may write it in your science notes.
Homework- Due Tuesday, September 3 for 'Aina
Homework- Due Wednesday, September 4 for Kai
Some Resources from Mrs. Kaufman for the Weather Forecast Project:
http://www.noaa.gov/ (great for radar, satellite images, marine forecast)
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/ (our local NOAA weather, storm systems)
http://www.hawaiiweathertoday.com/maui.php (maui weather with narrative)
Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13
Field Science- Introduction to Variables in scientific Inquiry: Measuring Wind Speed
Wednesday, August 14
Compound Microscope #2: Visual comparison of salt samples (technique and tools of scientific inquiry)
Thursday, August 15
E 'Ai i Kekahi, E Kapi i Kekahi- Functional comparison of salt samples (variables in scientific inquiry)
Due Monday, August 12
In your Science Notes notebook, complete one of the following assignments on methods for recording observations in science:
*Prepare a sketch of your yard. (review attributes of a sketch under "Drawing" from class handout)
* Make a Scientific Illustration/Diagram of a plant or animal in your yard. (review attributes of a sketch under "Drawing" from class handout )
* Create a table to organize the rubbish and recyclables we collect throughout the irst quarter at field science sites. The data on the table will be made into a chart or graph in science class. We collect HI-5 (aluminum, glass, plastic) and mixed rubbish. Note: if you choose this option, you may work in a spreadsheet application and submit to me via Google drive.
Tuesday, August 13
In your Science Inquiry notebook, go to your entry for either Monday or today's field science investigation, "Measuring Wind Speed". Using data from your anemometer, enter the wind speed into your field science weather data. Remember to indicate the unit of quantitative measurement you measured with your anemometer.
Complete the discussion section from" Measuring Wind Speed" Field Investigation.
Wednesday, August 14
Watch the first 9 minutes of this video
from 00:00 to 09:05
Invite someone in your home to watch with you.
In your Science Notes book, make an entry with the title "The Pleasure of Finding Things Out"
Reflect on Richard Feynman's recollections on some of his early learning experiences.
What is most significant for learning, observation or remembering facts and definitions.
Explain your response using an example from the video or from your own life.
If you watch with someone else, you do not need to write your reflection, your reflection is in your discussion. Have your discussion partner sign your student planner in the science section for today's date.
In your Science Notes:
1. Tell me who was Richard Feynman. Do not use the credentials listed on the video or look his name up online. Tell me something you know about how he understands the way the world from listening to him and watching him for 9 minutes.
Inquiry activities in the field
Gathering pa'akai (sand sample)
Recording weather data in science inquiry notebook
Learning Science is something that students do, not something that is done to them (National Research Council, @2000)
Both research and practical experience demonstrate that language is an essential part of science learning. Language skills are learned through authentic experiences. (Bybee, @2002)
Prepare Science Notebooks
August 1, 2013
Prepare your science notebook according to the following format, in your most-legible handwriting.
In class activities
August 5th and 6th :
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 (email@example.com). 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
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