This is a picture of my front lawn. You might see a decided absence of grass. When I first moved here, it took me almost 2 hours to cut the grass in the front and back yard. At my wife’s urging she suggested that we plant trees to make the busy road in front of our house disappear, buffer the traffic noise, and put a stop to the endless cutting of grass.
In addition by selecting some plants natural to the landscape, we have made a difference to this small welcome insect. Win/win…considerably less grass cutting, and a more interesting yard.
Extend that same idea to a school yard, and an ecology field trip could be as convenient as a short walk outside.
Images taken with a Motorola Cell Phone with an Android System..
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Thanks for the submission Dave !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The purpose behind this project is to help people learn about environmental issues using a hands-on approach and actions that they can take to minimize their environmental footprint. A suggestion for the culminating activity is to organize an Eco-Fair for the students to display and present their projects to the rest of the school and/or the community. Please note that this project does not need to be cross-curricular between Science and Geography. It can absolutely be a stand-alone for each subject. Other curricular areas could be integrated such as Visual Arts, Literacy or Mathematics. Continue reading
This resource is a research project through the medicine wheel of learning.
Task: In pairs or triads, consult the following media sources to complete the ‘Medicine Wheel of Learning’ graphic organizer and
complete the research/writing prompts based on a particular resource. Continue reading
A walnut-sized bee with a massive jaw and impressive wingspan has been spotted for the first time in nearly 38 years, proving its species is not extinct.
Source: World’s biggest bee spotted alive for the first time in decades | CBC News
Good news for the lazy: Canada’s leading conservation group is asking people not to rake their lawn.
Source: Why you might not want to rake your leaves this fall | CBC News
For this project you will be designing your own imaginary ecosystem, including the living and nonliving components. You may work by yourself or with a partner. No more than two people may work together on the project. You may either hand draw your poster or can design it digitally using software of your choice. Posters will be placed on the walls around the science classroom once you have completed and submitted them.
Link to project:
Design an Ecosystem Project
Thanks for the submission Michael! It’s a great project.
From a tree to an orangutan to bacterium, the annual top 10 new species list has the newest stars of Earth’s biodiversity. Continue reading
Climate change is happening we all need to get serious about limiting our carbon dioxide emissions! At the same time, scientists are looking for plan B because we might need it. Continue reading