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Nature Scitable Bloggers Update

2011/10/12
By Ms Baker
Nature Scitable Bloggers Update

We’re busy working on our presentation for the Science Online conference in January!  We had a wonderful meeting on Columbus Day to talk about how we can improve our blogging and make our presentation at the conference different than years past.  Be sure to check out the Nature Scitable bloggers most recent posts! Naseem...
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Extreme Biology 2010-11 Reflections and Future

2011/06/06
By Ms Baker
Extreme Biology 2010-11 Reflections and Future

WHAT AN AWESOME YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so proud of all your hard work this year!  I had a great time working with all of you.  As most of you already know, this is my last year of teaching biology (at least for the foreseeable future) and I’m so happy I spent my last year with...
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Update on the Extreme Biology Scitable Bloggers!

2011/06/01
By Ms Baker
Update on the Extreme Biology Scitable Bloggers!

Here are links to the AWESOME blog posts that have been written this spring by the 9th grade students – Sabrina, Sam, Naseem, and Leyla – on their Nature Scitable blogs!  Please stop by their blogs and comment. Sam’s Green Science The Link Between Pollution and Asthma The Death of Knut.  Also, Will Global Warming Cause...
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Weekend Update – Kingdom Animalia

2011/03/16
By Ms Baker
Weekend Update – Kingdom Animalia

We have two podcasts this week!  Thanks to Dawood and Gurk & Aurora, Deirdre, and Monica for their podcasts! Listen! Listen!
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Survival of the Prettiest

2011/03/10
By Ms Baker
Survival of the Prettiest

This post was originally published on November 23, 2007.  It has been slightly modified from its original format. “I’m the aye-aye. According to scientists, my species has survived 60 million years on planet earth. I even play an important role in my ecosystem. But, right now I’m facing extinction from losing my habitat to...
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Evolution of Birds Cladogram Practice

2011/03/08
By Ms Baker
Evolution of Birds Cladogram Practice

Does the theory that birds are modern-day dinosaurs surprise you? Well, check out this website! Not only will it answer many of your questions, but it will give you great practice with cladograms. The exploration is very informative and highly entertaining.  Want more practice?  Check out this website.
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New Nature Scitable Posts by Leyla, Naseem, Sabrina, and Sam!

2011/03/04
By Ms Baker
New Nature Scitable Posts by Leyla, Naseem, Sabrina, and Sam!

Third-hand Smoke: A Bigger Danger Than Perceived? by Leyla Where’d Pluto Go? by Naseem Health or ego? Concussions in Sports by Sabrina Toxic Rain: The Effect of Acid Rain on the Environment by Sam
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Sponges, Anemones, & Cuttlefish, Oh My! What Animal Phylum is Best?

2011/03/03
By Ms Baker
Sponges, Anemones, & Cuttlefish, Oh My! What Animal Phylum is Best?

I left out Phylum Chordata.  I want everyone to become more familiar with animals you’ve never heard of before! After you vote in the poll, find your own video of your favorite phylum to post!  Only ONE COMMENT per student please.  When commenting, add the link to the video and DESCRIBE TWO characteristics that...
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Weekend Update – Valentine’s Day, Darwin Day, & Cladograms

2011/02/25
By Ms Baker
Weekend Update – Valentine’s Day, Darwin Day, & Cladograms

This week’s podcast is brought to you by Jess and Molly.  They discuss our Valentine’s Day celebration, Darwin Day celebration, and the beginning part of our cladogram lab.
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Rap Guide to Evolution

2011/02/16
By Ms Baker
Photo source: Diamond Geyser

To celebrate Darwin Day, today in class we watched Baba Brinkman’s Performance, Feedback, Revision song and began watching the following video:   Did you enjoy the video?  I also reposted the student blog post, “Why you and your iPod must die“, and you can find the Mockingbird conservation post here. Thumbnail image source: Diamond...
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