1.6: October 8-11

Important Dates
10.12 Statewide Inservice Day- No School
10.16 Bull Run Watershed Field Trip, 9:00-3:00
10.17 Two hour late opening

Herb Spiral (Tea Garden)

Urban Herb Gardens
This week in…
Investigation 4: Working with Percents
4.1  Making Sense of Percents
4.2 Using Percents to Compare
4.3 Expressing Data in Percent Form
4.4 Moving Between Representations
Science Fair
Getting started: independent variable, dependent variable
1. The Question, Hypothesis, hypothesis graph, background information
2. Setting up a science journal to record observations and data
3. Practical application: What “real world problem” does my project solve
*We will generate at least 20 scientific inquiry questions in out science lab notebooks

Omnivore’s Dilemma
Part One- The Industrial Meal
Chapter 8: The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Chapter 9: My Fast Food Meal
Systems Thinking
Positive Change Project – project selection criteria, relevance, personal connection, ability to make an impact
Green Team work time– groups will discuss their vision then begin planning
Permaculture- Ethics and Principles to help guide Green Team visions

1. Zero waste system beginning with food waste from cafeteria to feed black soldier fly larvae
2. Black soldier fly larvae to feed fish and produce leachate to feed plants in garden
3. The role of fish: production of ammonia to feed bacteria called nitrosonomas
4. The role of bacteria nitrosomonas to feed on ammonia, waste becomes nitrites
and feeds bacteria called nitrobacter
5. the role of bacteria nitrobacter is to feed on nitrites, waste becomes nitrates
6. The role of plants: consumers of nitrates to purify water for fish