We had a fabulous day of learning at Shubie Park. We did some quadrat sampling and collected materials to create mesocosms in the lab as part of our ecological field study. Check it out below!
Check out this video to see what we will learn this year! /uploads/4/2/5/0/42501575/img_0176.mov It's going to be an awesome year!
Getting ready to start a new school year! This will be the first year for the newly revised IB Biology curriculum (First exams 2016) so make sure your study materials specify the correct curriculum. Resources will be shared through Moodle and Google Classroom so feel free to bring your electronic devices to class.
Check out this article on proposed changes to the Fisheries Act. How do you think Nova Scotia would be affected by such a change? Read the article and be prepared for a discussion during our next class. Do you some further research so that you can justify your opinion.
With course selection for next year just around the corner, check out the following presentation on your science choices at Prince Andrew High School. Careers in science and technology are growth areas in Nova Scotia according to Labour Market Information on the Government of Canada website. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have about course selection and be sure to keep your future options open! https://www.haikudeck.com/p/9mcjpWEpNH/consider-science
Could this be you some day? Halifax has a thriving scientific community! Dalhousie chemist Axel Becke has just been awarded the prestigious $1M Herzberg Medal for Science and Engineering which is Canada's top science prize. He has used technology to help predict and explore the chemistry of complex molecules using computer modelling techniques. His techniques are now being used for a variety of uses including the development of medications, nanotechnology and clean energy material development. Read the full story at the following link: http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/technology/chemist-axel-becke-wins-1m-herzberg-medal-1.2960138
I love chocolate but did you know that "Valentine’s Day is the single biggest day on which dogs are taken to emergency rooms because of ingested chocolate?” Find out about the poisonous nature of chocolate at the following link. Maybe we should add a big giant WHMIS symbol to our Valentine's gifts from now on... http://www.wired.com/2013/02/the-poisonous-nature-of-chocolate
Did you know that hot cocoa mix has the same stuff your I-phone's screen is made of? Intriguing article that ties perfectly into our study of matter. Check out the link http://www.wired.com/2015/02/whats-inside-hot-chocolate-mix/
Check out some of the 21st Century skills that we will be using this semester...Get ready for some serious learning and a fun semester of creating, collaborating, critical thinking, communication and citizenship! https://www.haikudeck.com/p/TRJsOBSIzV/foundations-of-21st-century-learning