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The course I teach is called “Life Studies” because we’ll be studying life - not simply reading about it. We'll make messes (and clean them up) as we investigate specimens with our five senses. The course is broken down into 4 sections: 
  1. Plants (Botany)
  2. Animals (Zoology)
  3. Ecosystems (Ecology)
  4. Human Impact
You’ll learn to use a variety of digital media tools (video, photography, blogs, emails, shared documents, websites) to create your own digital portfolios of your highest quality work.

Lesson 12 - Science and I

posted Oct 5, 2011, 7:18 AM by Jamie Dinsmoor   [ updated Oct 5, 2011, 7:18 AM by davidrothauser@newdesignhigh.com ]

Happy Wednesday!

Today you will create the "Science and I" tab of your blog.



Today you will....
1. Write 2 paragraphs about your relationship with science
2. Make a tab called "Science and I" in your blog
3. Shoot a Video interview (of yourself) about your relationship with science
4. Post the Video to the blog

Click here to view today's powerpoint.

Click here to view today's assignment.

Click here to view the Teachers' Blog.

Happy Blogging,
Jamie, David, Nik

Lesson 11 - Plant Investigation Feedback

posted Oct 4, 2011, 7:05 AM by Jamie Dinsmoor   [ updated Oct 4, 2011, 7:34 AM by davidrothauser@newdesignhigh.com ]

Hi Future Scientists,

Today (or Tomorrow for F block) we worked on getting feedback and revising our first Plant Investigation.

In class we did the following:
- Gallery Walk to view Plant Investigations
- Create a Rubric to grade the plant investigations together as a class.
- Revise your Plant Investigation after getting feedback and the new rubric ideas

Click here to view the powerpoint.


See you tomorrow,
David, Nik, and Jamie

Lesson 10 - Digital Portfolio Launch

posted Oct 2, 2011, 1:28 PM by davidrothauser@newdesignhigh.com   [ updated Oct 3, 2011, 8:29 AM ]


Welcome back to science! This week is all about launching and customizing your Digital Portfolio using an online tool called Blogger. In today's lesson, you will...
In order to keep your identity safe, it's important that you do NOT use your last name or email anywhere on your blog. Follow these guidelines...
  • - Blog Title: First's Portfolio (example: David's Portfolio)
  • - Blog URL: ndhsapFIRST1234 (where 1234 is the first four digits of your school ID)

Good luck!

David, Nik and Jamie

Lesson 9 - Plant Investigation Work Day 2

posted Sep 26, 2011, 11:21 AM by Jamie Dinsmoor   [ updated Sep 28, 2011, 5:30 AM by davidrothauser@newdesignhigh.com ]

Hello Science Students!

Today you will complete and turn in your plant investigation write-ups! You must finish everything listed on your planning tape-in!  Your whole group is responsible for this write-up, so make sure everything is done!  Click here to access today's Powerpoint.

For those of you who don't know what barley looks like, this is it:



We can't wait to read your write-ups!

- David, Jamie, Nik

Lesson 8 - Plant Investigation Work Day 1

posted Sep 26, 2011, 10:58 AM by Jamie Dinsmoor   [ updated Sep 26, 2011, 11:29 AM by davidrothauser@newdesignhigh.com ]

Hello Science Students!

Today you will work in your plant investigation groups to complete your write ups!  You should focus on what you have circled "Tuesday" on your planning tape-in.  You can view the Powerpoint for today's lesson here.



Best of luck,
Jamie, David, Nik

Lesson 7 - Plant Investigation Write-up

posted Sep 23, 2011, 11:13 AM by davidrothauser@newdesignhigh.com   [ updated Sep 26, 2011, 7:22 AM ]

Welcome back to science! In today's lesson you'll be doing the following...


Yours Truly,
David, Jamie and Nik




Lesson 6 - Elodea, Show and Tell

posted Sep 19, 2011, 8:31 AM by davidrothauser@newdesignhigh.com   [ updated Sep 23, 2011, 9:46 AM ]

Welcome back to science! In today's lesson you'll be doing the following...


Yours Truly,
David, Jamie and Nik

Lesson 5 - Microscope Skillz

posted Sep 19, 2011, 7:37 AM by davidrothauser@newdesignhigh.com   [ updated Sep 19, 2011, 7:44 AM ]

Welcome back to science! In today's lesson you'll be doing the following...

  • - Observing your plants
  • - Learning how to make a "wet mount" slide
  • - Learning how to document (illustrate) your observations with a microscope
  • - Click here for today's powerpoint

Yours Truly,
David, Jamie and Nik

Lesson 4 - Intro to the Microscope

posted Sep 16, 2011, 11:22 AM by davidrothauser@newdesignhigh.com   [ updated Sep 16, 2011, 11:25 AM ]

Welcome back to science! In today's lesson you'll be doing the following...

Yours Truly,
David, Jamie and Nik

Lesson 3 - This Week In Science

posted Sep 15, 2011, 10:15 PM by davidrothauser@newdesignhigh.com   [ updated Sep 16, 2011, 5:50 AM ]

Welcome back to science! In today's lesson you'll be doing the following...

  • - Setting up your second notebook spread
  • - Learning some new vocabulary (variable)
  • - Planting your first seeds
  • - Documenting the process in your notebook
  • - Click here for today's powerpoint

  •        
  • (click the shark to take the quiz)

Yours Truly,

David, Jamie and Nik

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