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Thursday, February 5

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    {Listeraconvallarioides.jpg} The Broad-lipped Twayblade, Listera convallariodes
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Sunday, November 30

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    This project is possible thanks to the 2010 NSTA Toyota Tapestry Award, Jill Larson and the Northern Hills Ranger District U.S.F.S., Washington University in St. Louis Life Sciences for a Global Community (NSF Grant #0634470), and the South Dakota Master Teacher Academy
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  2. page Water Quality Project edited The Whitewood Creek Project: A K-12 STEM Initiative This project is possible thanks to the award…
    The Whitewood Creek Project: A K-12 STEM Initiative
    This project is possible thanks to the award of the 2010 NSTA Toyota Tapestry, the Washington University in St. Louis Life Sciences for a Global Community Institute (NSF Award # 0634470), and the South Dakota Master Teacher Academy
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    The current focus of the project is on two major areas of Whitewood Creek:
    a K-12 STEM initiative that is hoping to inspire young minds to love the sciences, guided by high school mentors in the advanced sciences, in the bioassessment of macroinvertebrates on Whitewood Creek below Deadwood.
    aa collaboration with
    MOTIVATION
    Inspiring Future Scientists and Scientifically Literate Citizens
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    "Developing a series of biomonitoring projects involves your students in their local ecology and creates a meaningful exposure to nature and environmental conditions. It allows your students to learn in an organismal constructivist manner supporting internalization of the information and a life long interest in the world around them. Biomonitoring helps make “place” relevant to your students, not material simply drawn from a textbook that presents information that is unfamiliar to the place they live. Biomonitoring projects provide a solid framework to move forward into studying other habitats, biomes, ecological issues, and controversies they will encounter outside their community." Jerry Krueger, SDSU
    Children take ownership of the local environment, which as they continue to grow into adulthood and deeply investigate and collect data longitudinally in subsequent grades, will hopefully create an community-wide climate of oversight in which events like Deepwater Horizon, Fukishima Power Plant, the Sago Mine, would not happen. Local problems such as our community has experienced that resulted in placement on a Superfund list more than once over the years, would be mitigated by residents that are environmentally literate.
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    that follow. ThereThere is an
    Evaluating Information Students also need to know how to look at, or analyze information that they have gathered to derive trends. It is also important to evaluate the validity or limitations of measurements, and the efficacy of the results. Science requires critical thinking in the context of evaluating the value of data. A question that seems so simple; such as, "what is the cleanliness of our water", is actually very complex because it requires an agreement on the definition of terms like 'clean', or 'polluted'.
    Finding Solutions
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Saturday, September 14

  1. page Englewood Springs Botanical Area edited ... For 100 years from 1877 to 1977, Homestake discharged at least 100 million tons of gold-mill t…
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    For 100 years from 1877 to 1977, Homestake discharged at least 100 million tons of gold-mill tailings and hazardous substances. Approximately 2,700 tons of contaminated sediments from Homestake were deposited daily into Whitewood Creek from about 1900 to 1978. From 1920 to 1977, about 270,000 tons of arsenic was discharged into Whitewood Creek. Historically, gold was recovered by gravity or by amalgamation with mercury. Since the early 1900’s, cyanide was used for gold extraction. Whitewood Creek was an efficient conduit, transporting contaminated sediments into the slow, meandering Belle Fourche River, because much of Whitewood Creek’s channel downstream of Lead is steep and incised into bedrock. The EPA designated it as a Superfund Site in the early 1990’s when heavy metals were again detected in an area of the creek; clean-up was conducted, and it was deleted from the Superfund in 1999.
    The Information in the preceding paragraph comes from the FINAL CONCEPTUAL RESTORATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN FOR WHITEWOOD CREEK AND THE BELLE FOURCHE AND CHEYENNE RIVER WATERSHEDS, SOUTH DAKOTA
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    Englewood Springs Botanical Area Management Plan published January, 2011
    Englewood Springs (A headwater of Whitewood Creek)
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    This project is possible thanks to the 2010 NSTA Toyota Tapestry Award, Jill Larson and the Northern Hills Ranger District U.S.F.S., Washington University in St. Louis Life Sciences for a Global Community (NSF Grant #0634470), and the South Dakota Master Teacher Academy
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Monday, November 28

  1. page home edited ... You can achieve in my advanced courses, or any of my courses for that matter, by doing the fol…
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    You can achieve in my advanced courses, or any of my courses for that matter, by doing the following:​1. Determine to master the content. That means applying yourself, and practicing the skills, and reviewing course materials. I don't believe in "trick", or "pop", anything on tests or quizzes, I try to be clear about the material I want you understand. So, ask me what you need to put on your test card, ask me about essay question topics. However, that doesn't mean anything close to giving you the questions to tests, it means I will tell you what kind of problems you will be expected to solve, analyze, or draw conclusions.2. BE ORGANIZED! Have a folder for the class and have a place for both, work that needs to be handed-in, and for completed and returned work. If you didn't get credit for an assignment you are positive that you did, the graded, returned assignment is your proof. (Yes, I have been known to not get a grade in the gradebook). That's one reason why hanging-on to your work is so important.3. Use study hall time to do schoolwork. Procrastinating is a serious academic handicap, not a fashionable affliction.4. You will have a limited time to make-up labs, so make arrangements to get them done as soon as possible.
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Tuesday, November 15

  1. page Rising Scholar Biology edited Calendar FOR THIS CLASS YOU NEED A CALCULATOR AND HEADPHONES Here's the PP for Friday's (9/9 st…
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    FOR THIS CLASS YOU NEED A CALCULATOR AND HEADPHONES
    Here's the PP for Friday's (9/9 stat quiz)
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    {Ph Level Englewood Springs Site 2 - Bottom, SS, CC, CP, HB, AL - Fall '10done.xlsx}
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    Here's the cool you tube t-test tutorial, and your HW data files are below
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Friday, November 11

  1. page home edited ... Some of you are under some kind of impression that you're "bad" at science, or you &…
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    Some of you are under some kind of impression that you're "bad" at science, or you "hate science because it's hard". Personally, I don't know if that means you have weak math skills, or are confused by latin words, or struggle with problem-solving. Please, try to get rid of that mindset!!! You will definitely learn something about science in my room; why critical thinking, problem solving, and analysis are important life skills. And why science and math literacy are just as important as being literate in one's native tongue, (on the Today Show this morning the host was commenting that horizontal lines on clothing are slimming, while she was moving her arms up and down vertically. Uggh.) When you get good grades in a course of mine, you've earned it, and it is truly hard to flat-out, fail one of my classes. What I do expect is that you perform to your full potential and maintain a positive attitude.
    I am always available for help during SRB; please ask me for a pass at the end of the class, or before the second bell at the beginning of class if at all possible. The beginning of class is bad becuase I'm preparing for that days work. Try to be patient, SRB ends-up being heavily utilized for help by your fellow students. And, if I get crabby (rarely ever happens), because I'm overwhelmed, understand it's not you, I love all of you.
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Wednesday, October 5

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Sunday, September 25

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    Rediscovering Biology and the Online Biology Book
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