Wednesday, April 30, 2008

AIDS/HIV links

Here are some links that might help you with your AIDS research for Mr. Fallon.

Best of luck!

Mr. F :-)

Kids Health Intro. to AIDS - Click Here

Kids health Description of the Immune system - This will help you understand why having your T-cells destroyed by the HIV virus is so devastating. Click here

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Week of April 21- tech lab

Hi All,

This was an exciting week in the media center.! We started off by dissecting a virtual frog and a virtual owl pellet! (See ... Frog we took a look at our ecological foot prints. (See...enrichment post #12 below) It was exciting to see how many responses that post received as a school from Easton became involved in our environmental education effort also!

Next we turned our attention to the digestion system. We researched a digestive organ and started creating "postcards from the organ". Utilizing our text books and the internet we researched facts and wrote a creative description of a trip to that organ.

Now...the job is to illustrate a cover for the post/greeting card. I can't wait to see them on Monday and Tuesday!

Here are some images of kids doing their research!

Mr. Forde :-)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Chicken wing dissection in action!

Enrichment post #12- Ecological footprint!

Hi All,

Earthday is Tuesday so I wanted to place this link to the footprint network web site here for you to explore.

I want all of my students to take the ecological footprint survey which is at this link.. Print out the final page where it tells you how many earths would be necessary if everyone acted they way you do. I am embarressed to say that my ecological footprint is way too large (over 5) due to my driving habits and the poor gas mileage of our family vehicles.

I can't wait to hear all of your responses to this activity. Do it with a family member for the most accurate set of results. They may learn something too!

All the best!

Mr. F :-)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Digestive System video

I hope you enjoy this video. We will be doing a project related to the digestive system next week in the tech lab.

Also, check out this interactive chart. I like the description of the epiglottis.

click here

Mr. F :-)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Chicken Wing Dissection!

We may be trying this soon!

Watch this video to learn more!

Chicken Wing Dissection

4th quarter Cornell notes

Hi All,

I have received several requests for the Cornell Notes. Here is a link to the notes...

I hope this helps some of you!

Mr. F :-)