Thursday, November 16, 2017

Assignment #19 (due 11.17)

Please complete Part 2 of the Independent Barnacle Investigation handout from today's lab. The instructions are also listed below. Bring your finished assignment (typed!) and copy of the handout back to class on 11.17.

PART 2: Please address the following prompts on a separate sheet of paper using complete sentences. Your responses should be typed. NOTE: While you worked with a group on this investigation, this is assignment should be completed independently.
  1. List the materials your group used in the Independent Barnacle Investigation. This section of the assignment should be titled “Materials”.
  2. List the steps your group used in the Independent Barnacle Investigation. Please be as thorough as possible, including as much detail as you can remember. Include quantities and units of measurement. Leave no stone un-turned!! Design your list of steps so that another 6th grade student who has never completed this activity would easily be able to follow your instructions. This section of the assignment should be titled “Procedure”.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Assignment #18 (due 11.16)

Please answer the questions below on a separate sheet of paper using complete sentences. This assignment should take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. Good luck!
  1. What are the manipulated and responding variables in your independent barnacle investigation?
  2. What hypothesis will you be testing (“If…then” format!)? Be sure to give a shout out to your manipulated AND responding variables here!
  3. How does your barnacle investigation relate to water quality in the Deschutes River watershed and Puget Sound?
  4. Why do you think the barnacle research your group is conducting is important? How will this research benefit human and non-human communities in the Puget Sound estuary? Please be as specific as possible.

Monday, November 13, 2017

No assignment...

...but please come to class prepared to finish your independent barnacle design with your group on 11.15.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Mini-Assignment #17 (due 11.13)

Please brainstorm ideas for things in the Puget Sound region that could affect the feeding rate of barnacles. Think about our conversations surrounding water quality and environmental health in our watershed. The idea(s) you generate should be testable and appropriate. Your idea(s) should have the potential to be used in the design of your independent barnacle investigation next week. Record at least one idea and bring it to class on Monday (11.13).

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Assignment #16 (due 11.9)

Please complete the Barnacle Feeding Rate Assignment you received in class today for 11.9. The assignment instructions includes the correct link, but you can also CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE VIDEO.


Monday, November 06, 2017

Assignment #15 (due 11.8)

Please complete the Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data Practice activity from class today for 11.8.

Friday, November 03, 2017

No assignment...

...have a wonderful and dry weekend!


Thursday, November 02, 2017

No assignment...

...enjoy a moment of peace in the middle of a busy week! See you on Friday!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Assignment #14 (still due 11.1)

Please complete the Lost and (Puget) Sound Survey for tomorrow (11.1). You must interview a non-NOVA ADULT who is part of your family or community. Good luck!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Assignment #14 (due 11.1)

Please complete the Lost and (Puget) Sound Survey for 11.1. You must interview a non-NOVA ADULT who is part of your family or community. Good luck!