23 December 2010

I have to post something Mr. Syracuse forwarded to me.  A class of 8-10 year olds did a study on bees and it got published in a major scientific journal!  It's absolutely amazing.  So, anyone up for trying to do the same with their Science Night project?  If so, read the full paper and see how they formatted their findings. It's pretty amazing stuff....even if the teacher helped a little.

Here is a video about the students:

I Scientist film from Storymakers TV on Vimeo.

16 December 2010

The current focus in Food, Land, and You is on the obesity epidemic and how to eat healthier. Today we prepared a healthy lunch of basil pesto, oven-roasted red peppers, and fresh mozzarella toasted on fresh bread. Dessert was a ripe pomegranate. Each serving cost around 50 cents and contained no processed foods.

13 December 2010

Today's DNA site:


Leave a comment about 3 things you learned from this site.

10 December 2010

And here you go....

Today's videos on Photosynthesis:

06 December 2010

Here is a Voicethread from the high school members of Food, Land, and You.

05 December 2010

Since Friday was my last day, I wanted to take some time to thank all of the students and Mr. DeVoe for such a great 7 weeks of student teaching. I learned so much and made some great friends along the way. I will truly miss Groton Middle School! I appreciate the goodbye cards, dances, and kind remarks, they all made me smile. GMS is a great place, and what truly makes it great are the remarkable teachers and students. Keep up the great work and I'll definitely be back to visit! I hope to stay in contact with all of you through my blog, www.hawaiiannene.blogspot.com. Have a great end to your 7th grade year!

03 December 2010

Today we removed our eggs from the corn syrup and noted the changes from yesterday.  What role did osmosis play in this transformation?

Jenna holds up her egg membrane which has lost most of its water content.
Groton 5th graders discuss the possible effects of Hydraullic Fracturing (Fracking) to harvest natural gas under the ground in Central New York:  http://gesreadsforresearch.edublogs.org/2010/11/17/fracking-whats-that/#comments

01 December 2010

Today we removed our eggs from the vinegar and recorded the new data and observations.  After measurements, we submerged the eggs in distilled water.

Jacob shows off his new membrane-bound egg.