Monthly Archives: October 2012

Plotting Challenge

October 27: Although the majority of our time was spent indoors, our team had a productive day. We reevaluated the purpose of our project, some specific questions we have formed, and the procedure we will follow to answer them.

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Coring Trees

October 26:  Today we started collecting data! First, we went back over our maps to determine the location of our decidious stand.

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Roaring Rotors of Yellow Creek

Yellow Creek Graph Today, October 27, the Bernoulli team finished calculations of the rate of discharge (output) and continued with the research of creek velocity.  We donned waders once again and hiked down to our research spot along Yellow Creek.  

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Get our Method On!

Day 4:  In the Lab, Prepping Our Seeds! We took the cranberry and pumpkin seeds gathered yesterday, and prepped them for testing our methods.  We extracted the cranberry seeds from the fruit using two methods; Cutting the cranberry in half and scooping … Continue reading

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Collecting the Cranberries

Day 3: The Darwin Group. Today our group went down by the Blackwater River to collect the materials for our experiments: water from the river for our natural experiment and ditch water and dirt to test the pH, native plant … Continue reading

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Fall YSDE 2012 Day 3 Seminars and Lecture

After lunch on Day 3, we had two seminars: Pumpkin Carving and Nature’s Pantry. Pumpkin Carving with Melinda:  During the pumpkin carving we had 15 locally grown pumpkins, carving kits, stencils, and lots of enthusiasm.  The students created wonderful works of … Continue reading

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Edison Field Trip-10/25/12

The Edison group went to Davis-Thomas Elementary Middle School to collect data necessary to complete our group project. Our main objective was to count the outdated lighting fixtures to gather our numbers to proceed with our intervention. We divided into groups to … Continue reading

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New YSDE Photos Are Up…

Photos from October 26 & 27 are now online.  Click here for galleries: October 26 October 27 Or go to the YSDE 2012 Photos page.

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Edison Project Intervention Proposal-10/26/12

We’ve developed a proposition for what we will be offering to the Superintendent in an effort to persuade the State to make the update from the outdated T12 bulbs to the more energy efficient T8 bulbs. 

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Let’s get these seeds goin’!

Day 2: Today, our group discussed the treatment methods we would experiment with to break the dormancy of Vaccinium macrocarpon, otherwise known as the American Cranberry.  The reason that we must break the dormancy of the seed is to attempt to … Continue reading

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