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!
THINGS WE DID TODAY IN THE ARCTIC:
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!
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.
Name 3 famous glaciers in the world :
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.)