- To understand the advantages of grouping or classifying of organisms on the basis of common characteristics, and the necessity of a common classification scheme.
Students will explore different classification schemes by grouping arthropod shapes
We also viewed this site: The 5 Kingdoms of Life
You can download the bug sorting activity on the Course Materials page!
The classroom reporters have contacted the media which include both GX94 (radio) and Yorkton this Week (newspaper). They sent them both an email yesterday and have received confirmation that they will be coming next week to interview and take pictures. More to follow!
Reporters: Caelan, Chai, and Jenna
By Ben and Emma
Today we explored our school yard environment.
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I teach grade 5 in Saskatchewan and below you will find how I am integrating this project with our curriculum. My students will be blogging each day, among other forms of communication to share our experience. Today we talked about the various student roles in our scenario. Students chose their role today and we will begin the adventure tomorrow!
Thank you for the things you gave us. I can’t wait to get started! The project looks so great. I can’t wait to tell you all about what happens in our schoolyard. I am already feeling good about this project.
My job is to blog about our experiences.
Grade 5 Student :Taylor
We at M.C.Knoll School are itching to get started to learn about biodiversity and the Malaise Trap Program. Here are a few things we will be doing this week…
1) Watch the classroom video found in the Course Materials section(biodiversity, DNA barcoding, Malaise trap)
2) Brainstorm and research- What insects do we already know that visit our playground? What do we know about these specimens? What can we find out?
3) Start creating questions for the Malaise Trap team to answer (then send in through email) example. Has there been a Malaise Trap set up near Yorkton, Saskatchewan in the past?
4) Following the School Malaise Trap program Twitter feeds
What are you doing? We would love to get ideas from you.
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