Paul Interviews Ryan Somma, Software Developer and Amateur Scientist Ninja

2010/12/14
By Paul
Paul Interviews Ryan Somma, Software Developer and Amateur Scientist Ninja

In January, eight Extreme Biology students will travel to Science Online 2011, an international conference where scientists, educators, journalists, and students come together to discuss the way the web is changing science and science education. As part of their preparation, the students have conducted interviews with conference organizers, presenters, and participants. This is the...
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Jack Interviews Andrea Novicki of the Duke Center for Instructional Technology

2010/12/13
By Jack
Jack Interviews Andrea Novicki of the Duke Center for Instructional Technology

In January, eight Extreme Biology students will travel to Science Online 2011, an international conference where scientists, educators, journalists, and students come together to discuss the way the web is changing science and science education.  As part of their preparation, the students have conducted interviews with conference organizers, presenters, and participants.  This is the...
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Can You Roll Your Tongue? Pedigree Practice

2010/12/13
By Ms Baker
Can You Roll Your Tongue? Pedigree Practice

Here are a couple of websites to help you practice analyzing pedigrees.  When you’re attempting to answer these problems you must first answer the following questions: a) Is this a sex-linked trait or a non-sex linked trait? b) Is this a dominant trait or a recessive trait? Analyzing pedigree images Creating a pedigree Analyzing...
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London Natural History Museum: Earthlings, What Can We Do Today for Our Tomorrow?

2010/12/11
By Student Group
London Natural History Museum: Earthlings, What Can We Do Today for Our Tomorrow?

The 9th grade biology students recently traveled to London for a week-long field trip to many historical sites.  The students spent three hours exploring the Natural History Museum.  The following is the fourth in a series of posts written by the students to discuss what they learned. by Gunnar, Naseem, and Dawood. You turn on...
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London Natural History Museum: Fish to Amphibians to Reptiles

2010/12/11
By Student Group
London Natural History Museum: Fish to Amphibians to Reptiles

The 9th grade biology students recently traveled to London for a week-long field trip to many historical sites.  The students spent three hours exploring the Natural History Museum.  The following is the third in a series of posts written by the students to discuss what they learned. by Dan, Eva, and Taylor In London, we...
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We’ve Been Nominated for an Edublog Award!

2010/12/07
By Ms Baker
We’ve Been Nominated for an Edublog Award!

Congratulations Students!  You’ve earned it!  Be sure to check out the rest of the nominations and vote for our blog to win the award!
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Shark Week at Extreme Biology! A Conversation with David Shiffman

2010/12/07
By Ms Baker
Shark Week at Extreme Biology! A Conversation with David Shiffman

David Shiffman (@whysharksmatter), a marine biologist who studies sharks, visited the school yesterday and met with 4th, 5th, and 9th graders to discuss his experience working with sharks.  Shiffman gave a brief overview of his fieldwork and then answered student questions. Student questions ranged from why sharks bite people to what types of shark are...
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Class of 2014 Visits the Darwin Center at the London Natural History Museum

2010/12/07
By Student Group
Class of 2014 Visits the Darwin Center at the London Natural History Museum

Students have started posting their blogs about their experience at the Darwin Center.  More will be posted soon!
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What Makes a Good Science Movie Trailer?

2010/12/06
By Ms Baker

Today in our science communication class we watched two trailers: Inconvenient Truth and Sizzle!  Both are documentaries on global warming (climate change).  But, both use very different methods to inform the audience of their message. Which trailer is more effective?  How should we measure effectiveness?  We can measure it in at least four ways: ...
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Naseem Interviews Bora Zivkovic, Organizer of the Science Online Conference

2010/12/03
By Naseem
Naseem Interviews Bora Zivkovic, Organizer of the Science Online Conference

In January, eight Extreme Biology students will travel to Science Online 2011, an international conference where scientists, educators, journalists, and students come together to discuss the way the web is changing science and science education.  As part of their preparation, the students have conducted interviews with conference organizers, presenters, and participants.  This is the...
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London Natural History Museum: The Blue Whale

2010/12/02
By Student Group
London Natural History Museum: The Blue Whale

The 9th grade biology students recently traveled to London for a week-long field trip to many historical sites.  The students spent three hours exploring the Natural History Museum.  The following is the second in a series of posts written by the students to discuss what they learned. by Emily, Gabby, and Nick As a...
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London Natural History Museum: The Central Hall & Tree Gallery

2010/12/02
By Student Group
London Natural History Museum: The Central Hall & Tree Gallery

The 9th grade biology students recently traveled to London for a week-long field trip to many historical sites.  The students spent three hours exploring the Natural History Museum.  The following is the first in a series of posts written by the students to discuss what they learned. By Joe, Josh V, and Sam After...
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Getting Ready for London!

2010/11/12
By Ms Baker
Getting Ready for London!

On Saturday, the 9th graders will travel to London!  On Friday, we’ll be visiting the Natural History Museum.  While they’re at the museum, the students will break into groups and explore many of the exhibits.  Each group will write a blog post when they get back about what they learned.  So, be sure to check back...
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Bless You, Myanmar Pug Monkey!

2010/11/10
By Jess
Bless You, Myanmar Pug Monkey!

International Primate Experts have recently found a new species of snub-nosed or pub-nosed monkeys in the jungles of northern Myanmar. The monkey has been scientifically named Rhinopithecus strykeri, in honor of the president and founder of the Arcus Foundation (an organization that specializes in the conservation and protection of great apes), Jon Stryker. However,...
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The Scoop on Poop

2010/11/09
By Zach
The Scoop on Poop

Every living organism “poops”. Actually, “poop” is a common term used for feces. Feces, by definition, are the solid waste, which is expelled through the rectum (the end of the large intestine). The role of feces in organisms actually plays a huge purpose in the cycle of life ranging from helping organisms flourish or...
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To Save a Mockingbird

2010/11/08
By Erik
To Save a Mockingbird

This post was originally published on February 15, 2009.   by Erik  Check out the animation I created about my post. Enjoy!  Darwin’s Mockingbirds! by spudinski01, made at DoInk.com  On two small islands somewhere in the midst of the Galapagos Archipelago live some 100-200 mockingbirds. These specific mockingbirds however are some of the rarest bird...
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