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Vital Signs

Link below to our VITAL SIGNS POSTS 2018 Queen Anne’s Lace by the Starbucks Squad- http://vitalsignsme.org/species-daucus-carota-was-found-starbuckssquad-2018-11-10 Bittersweet Nightshade by The Eggs- http://vitalsignsme.org/species-solanum-dulcamara-was-found-theeggs-2018-11-10 Milkweed by the Blue Raspberries- http://vitalsignsme.org/species-asclepias-syriaca-was-found-blueraspberries-2018-11-09 Purple Loosestrife by the Wicked Monkies- http://vitalsignsme.org/species-lythrum-salicaria-was-found-wickedmonkeys-2018-11-09

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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Tuesday, November 28th: What Makes a Healthy Ecosystem?

Nature Works- http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/nwepecosystems.htm A healthy ecosystem consists of native plant and animal populations interacting in  balance with each other and non­living things (for example, water and rocks). Healthy ecosystems have an energy source, usually the sun. The sun provides radiant energy for producer (plant) growth. Producers change radiant energy into  chemical energy for use by themselves and by consumers. Consumers … Continue reading

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Choose a MAINE Invasive Species

Use the sites below to help you to find an invasive species to MAINE for your group project. Vital Signs Vital Signs Species ID Cards– http://vitalsignsme.org/species-identification-resources MAINE INVASIVE SPECIES NETWORK IDENTIFICATION RESOURCES Insects, Crustaceans, Mollusks and Fish– https://extension.umaine.edu/invasivespecies/home/photos/ Terrestial and Aquatic Plants– https://extension.umaine.edu/invasivespecies/home/id-resources2/ … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 7th and 8th: Getting Ready for Field Work

Vital Sign Resources Species Cards –http://vitalsignsme.org/species-identification-resources Explore all data– http://vitalsignsme.org/explore/search The BEST DATA EXCELLENT DATA: Knotted Wrack– http://vitalsignsme.org/species-ascophyllum-nodosum-was-found-doomsdaybunniescm-2015-10-05 Best All Round Species Observations– http://vitalsignsme.org/best-observations Great Photo Evidence– http://vitalsignsme.org/best-evidence-photos Impressive Sketches– http://vitalsignsme.org/best-sketches Species to Search Native Upland Invasive Species Cards Plants Japanese knotweed, Fallopia japonica Japanese … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 1st: Intro to Invasive Species

Learning Target: I know at least three characteristics of a NATIVE, NON-NATIVE, and INVASIVE SPECIES. Learning Resources PRESENTATION: Native, Non-Native, Invasive Presentation: native_or_not INVASIVE PLANT POSTER: InvasivePlantPoster   VITAL SIGNS SPECIES CARDS– http://vitalsignsme.org/species-identification-resources#UI SPECIES IN OUR SCHOOL YARD INVASIVE Japanese knotweed, Fallopia japonica Japanese … Continue reading

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Monday, October 22nd: ESS or Earth Systems Science

PART 1: Science Connecting the Earth’s Spheres READ and ANSWER: We will start with reading pages 1-2 from the weblink and/or document below and answering the questions on this worksheet: ESS Worksheet (Given as a handout in class.) Practicing reading for information! Weblink: http://www.cotf.edu/ete/ESS/ESSmain.html (You can listen … Continue reading

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