Thursday, March 31, 2011

Japan's Killer Quake Movie!!

So I bought the DVD for no reason...drat.

Here it is for free on-line! Awesome movie!

Click here and learn more!

Mr. F :-)

Cool google Image

Learn more about volcano types

Click here to see some great graphics.

Mr. F :-)

Detecting Earthquakes?

Click here to watch a NOVA clip on etecting Earthquakes. (~10 mins.)

Mr. F :-)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Yucca Mountain Video

Video part 1 - Click here
Video part 2 - Click here
Video part 3 - Click Here
Video part 4 - Click Here
Video part 5 - Click here

The President's view on Yucca Mountain... Click here

Plate Tectonics Links

Click this image for a closer look!

Get ahead of the curve and investigate plate tectonics!

Link #1
Link #3
Link #4
Link #5
Link #6

Great day at Sound Waters!

We did some water testing of the sound, fed the fish, observed plankton on microscopes and identified algae in many of the products we use every day...all before lunch!

What a great learning experience! :-)

Earthquake - Nuclear Issue in Japan

Hi All,

After a few crazy days we will be getting back to normal again in science class. I would like to discuss this article with you about the Japan situation.

In light of the information you read recently on Yucca Mountain, this is really an interesting issue to examine together.

Also, I WILL have the science tests to return tomorrow.

I had a great community service day and I hope you did also.

See you tomorrow!

Mr. F :-)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Genetics Assessment this FRIDAY! 3/25

Hi All,

The genetics unit was a quick one! We have our final assessment for genetics this Friday. I am available after school from 3 - 4 PM on Tuesday and Thursday for ALL who would like to have a brush up on any concepts that are giving you difficulty. PLEASE stay if you think you are having any issues with the material in the genetics unit.

Best of luck and see you soon!

Mr. F :-)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Genetic Creatures!

Here are some great kids putting their understanding of genetics in action as they created genetic creature with random traits. (A few are thought to have gotten married during class!)

I'm back from India...only to find Justin Beiber in my room!

Hi All,

I am suffering from jet lag but I really think I saw many Justin B. and NSync posters in my room with messages for me. Maybe it was the water in India? Here is the evidence!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Water Quality...what do you think?

Hey Students!

What do you think of doing a project like the one described in this blog link!

I think it'll be cool.

Mr. F :-)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Punnett Square practice!

I am an awesome tongue roller! (Probably Homozygous dominant = TT)

Punnett Square Practice Problems:

1) Link #1

2) Link #2

3) Link #3

Heterozygous means mixed letter..... like "Tt" or "Ss"

Homozygous means same letter.... "TT" or "ss"

There are two kinds of Homozygous......
If you have two large letters you are Homozygous Dominant "TT" etc.
If you have two small letter allels you are homozygous recessive "tt" etc.

Two more words....

Genotype means your genetic make up like TT or Tt. You are talking about the alleles or genes.

Phenotype is the actual outcome of the gene. "Tongue roller" or "Blue Eyes". It is what you see expressed.

Best of luck!!

Mr F :-)