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Vital Signs and The Maine Invasion

These resources are to help you identify species and locate different resources on the Vital Signs website. The Maine Invasion– https://sites.google.com/a/rsu5.org/invasive/ A site created by grade 6, Freeport Middle School students, 2010-2011. Many of the pages need to be updated with newer … Continue reading

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Investigating Vital Signs

We are getting ready to explore local ecosystem around our school to look for invasive species. Before doing that we must prepare by looking at the type of data we will need to upload to the Vital Signs site. The … Continue reading

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Vital Signs- A Learning Experience

The Vital Signs program sponsored by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GRMI) is a fantastic way for students to do real scientific research and be able to publish their findings online. It, we have found, is also a great … Continue reading

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11-15: Posting Data on Vital Signs

Today we will be posting our information collected on our field study to the Vital Signs website. Images students took can be found at these links. You’ll have to look for your group’s photos: Nov42010_2 Photo Album Nov42010 Photo Album … Continue reading

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Wed., March 22nd: Testing Physical Properties and Chemical Beginnings

What are CHEMICAL CHANGES and PROPERTIES? CHEMICAL PROPERTIES: Properties that can be observed during or after a chemical reaction. Examples are how easily something catches fire (flammability), decomposition, reactivity with air (rust), water, how toxic it might be. CHEMICAL CHANGES-  A change … Continue reading

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Thursday, Jan. 5th: Physical and Chemical Changes

LEARNING TARGETS What is the difference between a physical and chemical properties and changes? What are some examples of each? To identify each type of change in an activity and to explain why it is that type of change. What … Continue reading

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Producers and Consumers

PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS- The Basics Simple overview of consumers–http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/animaldiet/herbivore.htm Great site to help you to identify consumers and producers-http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/projects/marssim/simhtml/ CONSUMERS THAT EAT AND BREAK DOWN DEAD STUFF SCAVENGERS Fact Monster– http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768543.html National Geographic Education– http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/scavenger/?ar_a=1 NatureWorks Scavengers– http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/nwep11a.htm DETRITIVORES- examples include worms, millipedes, beetles … Continue reading

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Maine Invasive Species- Learn More

The Maine Invasion– https://sites.google.com/a/rsu5.org/invasive/ A site created by grade 6, Freeport Middle School students, 2010-2011. Many of the pages need to be updated with newer species that are now in Maine and with updated information concerning their spread. Vital Signs Vital Signs– http://vitalsignsme.org, … Continue reading

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What is an invasive species?

What is an Invasive Species? DEFINITIONS Native: A species that occurs naturally in an ecosystem. No human influence. Non-native: Not originally from the area it is found growing but does not cause harm to the ecosystem. Invasive: A species that is … Continue reading

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Reporting Out: Quadrat Study

Each lab team is being broken into two groups. One group will put the data from our investigations into the Vital Signs Site. The other group will begin working on the Species Report that was shared with you in Google … Continue reading

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