Monday, September 25, 2017

Assignment #6 (due 9.27)

Find a natural object in your yard (your choice!). Set a timer for 10 minutes. On a piece of paper, record as many observations as you can within the 10-minute timeframe. Challenge yourself to notice as many things as possible. A bulleted list is okay. Stop recording when time is up. Bring your list to class on 9.27. Click here for a hard copy of the assignment.

Friday, September 22, 2017

It's Fridaaaaaaaay!

Happy Weekend--go outside and play!

And...come check out T-Mac's talk on mammoths at 2pm tomorrow (Saturday, 9/23) at the WET Science Center

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Assignment #5 (due 9.22)

Your final Ecological Identity Tree Project is due TOMORROW, 9.22. Click here to see the project requirementsClick here to check out several examples!

Good luck...and don't forget to e-mail T-Mac with any last-minute questions about your project (

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Assignment #4 (due 9.21)

Please complete the Acorn Barnacle Reading and Vocabulary Assignment (the instructions can be found at the bottom of the second page) for 9.21.

REMINDER: Your final Ecological Identity Tree Project is due this Friday, 9.22 (click here to see the project requirements!). Click here to check out several examples. Also, please note that you will have time to work on your project in class tomorrow (9.21).

Monday, September 18, 2017

Assignment #3 (due 9.20)

Begin brainstorming the words and phrases which will represent each part of your Ecological Identity Tree: (1) origin of your environmental behavior (roots), (2) environmental core values (trunk), and (3) environmental actions (leaves/branches). Bring your brainstorm list to class on 9.20, noting that you will have time in class that day to work on your tree design.

One of the origins of your environmental behaviors (roots) might be time that you spent hiking with your family or friends as a younger person or the first beautiful sunrise you ever witnessed.

One of your environmental core values (trunk) might be the importance of being a good environmental steward or ensuring that all people have access to clean drinking water.

One of your environment actions (leaves/branches) might be the fact that you recycle at home or bring reusable lunch containers to school every day.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Assignment #2 (due 9.18)

Please read the instructions for the Ecological Identity Tree Assignment (click for the link). Write down the questions you have about how the assignment works on a separate sheet of paper and bring them to class on 9.18. We will discuss the assignment then and you will have time in class to begin working. NOTE: The final project is due on Friday, 9.22.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Assignment #1 (due 9.13)

Welcome to T-Mac's Super Rad Earth and Space Science blog...and your first homework assignment of the new year!! Check out the details here:

(PART A) Please answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper to the best of your ability. You should use complete sentences and provide explanations where asked.
  1. Would you rather travel to Mars as an astronaut or to the bottom of the sea as an oceanographer? Why?
  2. Would you rather have time travel be invented or not be invented? Why?
  3. Would you rather discover dinosaur fossils or a meteorite in your back yard? Why?
  4. Would you rather be caught in a lightning storm or a blizzard? Why?
  5. Would you rather live under a sky with no stars at night or live under a sky with no clouds during the day? Why?
(PART B) Please read the questions and answers in the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) tab on T-Mac's blog.

Friday, May 26, 2017

No formal assignment...

...please continue working on your Space Vacay project (due next Friday, 6.2). CLICK HERE to view the examples of travel posters and sample trip itineraries shared this week in class. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TOPICS YOU SIGNED UP FOR.

REMINDER: All periods will be single periods until the end of the year!
Happy Friday!!