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Darwin Letters

Here are the links to the Plain Text Darwin Letters files.

You will be using these to ‘process’ and summarize.

HookerLetter1 (Sample)

HookerLetter2

DanaLetter

GosseLetter

EytonLetter

This paper in NatureNews underscores that we begin doing science from birth! Scientific inquiry is innate and natural to our behavior. Therefore “I can’t do science,” is not an excuse in my class!

“The result marks a key step in the evolving field of cognitive development. Schulz feels that science is no longer simply an analogy for childhood development, but that this type of play is “a fundamental precursor” to science that is seen surprisingly early on. “In a sense, everyone is capable of inquiry and discovery in these ways,” Schulz explains. “What scientists do is apply it to cognitive demands that are at the very edge of human knowledge.”

 

Read more about it! Feel free to read any of the other interesting news headlines which you can get to from the links to the right!

Week of 07/21/2011
Monday Sickle Cell Anemia Lab
Tuesday Field trip to creek
Wednesday Ecology Worksheets due
Thursday Intro to BioBooks Project
Friday Weekly Quiz
Saturday Enjoy your Weekend!
Sunday Enjoy your Weekend!

This fulfills the video requirement for Assignment #5. The table is on the “About the Teacher” page. The lesson plans and powerpoint is on the “Lesson Plans” page.

MAYBE THIS SONG WILL FINALLY GET THE PROCESS OF MITOSIS THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULLS YOU KNUCKLEHEADS! Kidding.

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