Hi, My name is Mr. Green. Please join me as I travel to Churchill Canada to study Climate Change.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

09-09-09!!!!!! Wednesday

Dear Students,

First of all, congratulations to Rachel in 4th period! She was the first to post a real question about what I am doing up here! Rachel receives 10 Boogie Bucks upon my return! 10 free points on any test or quiz! My reply to her is posted in the comments section. You can do the same, just by posted a real question in the COMMENTS section below!!

Students, the comment section at the end of each entry is for you to use! Try to think of something to ask that relates to topics like climate change, permafrost, forestry, the Arctic, wildlife, or the things that affect global warming. Comments are not posted until I review them here. Thanks for all the emails!!

Next, the first two students who can post their answer the Daily Discovery #6 will receive 10 Boogie Bucks and a free horticulture T-shirt! Go back to September 7 to see the question. How many technology items can you name that are in the photo below?? Send your answer in the comment section to me on the blog and you will win!

We have almost completed our data collection on the spruce tree seedlings. All the data has been entered into spread sheets using a Palm Pilot in the field. Today, we began taking soil core samples from different locations in tundra. We will carefully weigh each sample, then bake it in what is called a muffle oven to bake out the water content. Then we weigh it all again to determine the amount of organic matter in each sample. It's a long and labor intensive process. We gathered the soil samples today as we battled the rain and the very aggressive black flies. Here's a couple of photos of the hunt for tundra soil cores!

DAILY DISCOVERY #16: Go to this web site: http://nsidc.org/cgi-bin/words/glossary.pl
Here you can search lots of cool stuff, plus you can find the answers to Daily Discoveries #11 and 12! Scroll the whole site...it's really a "cool" site... no pun intended!

Go to: http://nsidc.org/cgi-bin/words/glossary.pl When you visit this site, you'll find some more cool stuff.

DAILY DISCOVERY #17: What is a glacier??? Why do they seem to be melting faster than they use to??? Go to the link on GLACIERS.

Name 3 famous glaciers in the world :
DAILY DISCOVERY #18: What is this land they call tundra??? Open the video below and name FIVE things that you learn about tundra. List them in your journal.


DAILY DISCOVERY #19 and #20:

View the slide show of photos below. Write down the common name and the scientific name of your two favorite plants posted. REMEMBER: Always capitalize the the genus (first part of the name) and use lower case for the specie name (second part of the scientific name.)


At September 10, 2009 at 10:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

laptop, walky talky, video camera, mouse, flash drive, cell phone, camera, memory card port, gps, electronic pen -Dustin Mizelle and Ben Orrell

At September 10, 2009 at 12:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

besides the polar bear, belugas, and arctic hares, what other species of animals have u seen?

At September 10, 2009 at 12:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, and i dont understand the daily discoveries #19 and 20, could u please explain what u mean? if so thank u very much :)

At September 10, 2009 at 12:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Green
We miss you! How come you cannot see how saturated the tundra is, even though it really is diverse? Well hope your having fun:)
~Casey 4th period

At September 10, 2009 at 3:08 PM , Anonymous Imran Hossain said...

here are the 10, although the picture is reallysmall.
1. memory card reader
8.walkie talkie
9.coring tool
10.flash drive


At September 10, 2009 at 8:46 PM , Blogger Joe Green said...

Very Good! Yeah to Dustin, Ben, and Imran for finding the 10 technology tools!! The only one you missed was the Skype program on the screen!
way to go!

At September 10, 2009 at 8:48 PM , Blogger Joe Green said...

For Daily Discoveries #19 and #20. If you will open the slide show in full screen, it will give you captions that give the plant names. Go there to get the answers to #19 and #20! yeah!

At September 10, 2009 at 8:49 PM , Blogger Joe Green said...

super job Imran!

At September 10, 2009 at 9:00 PM , Blogger Joe Green said...

thanks! so far we have not seen a polar bear. but friday is our only day off, and we hope to see some bears on a guided tour. Other animals I've seen are an eagle, a caribou, an arctic hare, and 10 billion mosquitoes and black flies!! Man, they are very thick... we wear full protection gear that covers hands, face, and any skin those little buggies can find!

At September 10, 2009 at 9:02 PM , Blogger Joe Green said...

Destiny, Thanks... I think the plant you mentioned is the White Spruce, also known as Picea glauca. That is a very tiny tree, only 3" tall!


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