Posts filed under ‘Biodiversity and Ecology’

Wake up! It’s your favorite – plant classification!

Especially if it involves sorting toys and running around the school trees collecting leaf bouquets. And finding a tortoise on the lam from Karen’s room…


Continue Reading April 29, 2010 at 7:15 PM Leave a comment

Carbon Foot Print Calculations

To save the planet, do we have to go back to the dark ages, or can eco-friendly practices have some other benefits to kids and their families?

Continue Reading April 27, 2010 at 5:50 PM Leave a comment

How/not to use

Fact checking The Story of Stuff. Or not. Wondering about the future of the world and sharing a great new PBL green resource from

Continue Reading April 26, 2010 at 3:48 PM Leave a comment

Earth Day at School

What are students worrying about re. the future? What are they now thinking are the most important things to do about it? Checking in reveals some sophisticated, thoughtful and wide-ranging views.

Continue Reading April 25, 2010 at 5:43 PM Leave a comment

Biodiversity – What we learned from outside surveys.

What kids took away from squat spot surveys and how we’ll do better next year!

Continue Reading April 21, 2010 at 2:35 PM Leave a comment

What affects biodiversity? – analyzing squat spot data

Analyzing class data from the field is more fun with Excel sorting then letting kids think about it themselves.

Continue Reading April 16, 2010 at 3:06 PM Leave a comment

Biodiversity Differences using “Squat Spots”

It’s high tech science today – squat down and record all the different plants and bugs you can touch in two contrasting places.

Continue Reading April 15, 2010 at 12:28 PM Leave a comment

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