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  • backyard bio. "Mike Reynolds"
  • backyard bio. "Mike Reynolds"
  • backyard bio. "Mike Reynolds"
  • backyard bio. "Mike Reynolds"
  • backyard bio. "Mike Reynolds"
  • backyard bio. "Mike Reynolds"
  • backyard bio. "Mike Reynolds"
  • backyard bio. "Mike Reynolds"
  • backyard bio. "Mike Reynolds"
  • backyard bio. "Mike Reynolds"
  • backyard bio. "Mike Reynolds"
  • Re: two backyard bios from the Dew Drop group Ginny
  • Re: two backyard bios from the Diplopoda Group Ginny
  • Re: two backyard bios from the Prowlers Ginny
  • Re: two backyard bios from The Worm Group Ginny
  • Re: Second backyard bio from The Hound Dogs Ginny
  • Re: two backyard bios from The Poison Frog Group Ginny
  • Biodiversity 2nd survey Mary Logsdon
  • Biodiversity 2nd survey Mary Logsdon
  • Biodiversity 2nd survey Mary Logsdon
  • Biodiversity 2nd survey Mary Logsdon
  • Biodiversity 2nd survey Mary Logsdon
  • Biodiversity 2nd survey Mary Logsdon
  • biodiversity 2nd survey Mary Logsdon
  • Re: Backyard Biodiversity Survey Ginny
  • Is it to late Ginny
  • Data Drop-out "laura bashlor"
  • Re: Is it to late Eileen Bendixsen
  • biodiversity Laura Kriss
  • Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data 2 Eileen Bendixsen
  • Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2 Eileen Bendixsen
  • Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2 Eileen Bendixsen
  • Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2 Eileen Bendixsen
  • Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2 Eileen Bendixsen
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  • Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2 Eileen Bendixsen
  • Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2 Eileen Bendixsen
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  • Biodiversity Survey shc
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  • Beers Street Middle School Data ebend@netlabs.net
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  • Biodiversity Experiment Challenge Form Eileen Bendixsen
  • Biodiversity Bingo Challenge Form Eileen Bendixsen
  • Biodiversity Challenge Eileen Bendixsen
  • Re: Biodiversity Challenge Barbara Sullivan
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    backyard bio.


    From: "Mike Reynolds"
    Subject: backyard bio.
    Date: Fri, 01 May 98 09:12:58 -0500
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    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Mike Reynolds
    School: Cranbrook Kingswood Boys' Middle School
    Group Name: 74
    Date Data was Collected: 4/29/98
    Time Data was Collected: 13:45
    Latitude: N42 34.379
    Longitude: W83 15.221
    Temperature: 20 o C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade
    part sun
    full sun x
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry
    moist x
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground,
    2 cm
    below ground)
    Three different types of ants
    Spiders
    Four species of plants





    backyard bio.


    From: "Mike Reynolds"
    Subject: backyard bio.
    Date: Fri, 01 May 98 09:17:22 -0500
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    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Mike Reynolds
    School: Cranbrook Kingswood Boys' Middle School
    Group Name: 72
    Date Data was Collected: 4/29/98
    Time Data was Collected: 13:45
    Latitude: N42 34.392
    Longitude: W83 15.179
    Temperature: 20 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade x
    part sun
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry
    moist x
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground,
    2 cm
    below ground)
    Rolly Pollies
    Little plant growth
    Root of maple tree





    backyard bio.


    From: "Mike Reynolds"
    Subject: backyard bio.
    Date: Fri, 01 May 98 09:14:46 -0500
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    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Mike Reynolds
    School: Cranbrook Kingswood Boys' Middle School
    Group Name: 73
    Date Data was Collected: 4/29/98
    Time Data was Collected: 13:50
    Latitude: N42 34.428
    Longitude: W83 15.247
    Temperature: 20 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade
    part sun x
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry
    moist x
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground,
    2 cm
    below ground)
    Racoon tracks
    A shiney Beatle





    backyard bio.


    From: "Mike Reynolds"
    Subject: backyard bio.
    Date: Fri, 01 May 98 09:29:06 -0500
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    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Mike Reynolds
    School: Cranbrook Kingswood Boys' Middle School
    Group Name: 72
    Date Data was Collected: 4/17/98
    Time Data was Collected: 14:04
    Latitude: N42 34.392
    Longitude: W83 15.179
    Temperature: 11 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade
    part sun x
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry
    moist x
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground,
    2 cm
    below ground)
    Cat Tails (above ground)/small plant, green, pointed, 6in tall
    Unknown insects(above and below ground)
    Duck
    Earwig
    Robin





    backyard bio.


    From: "Mike Reynolds"
    Subject: backyard bio.
    Date: Fri, 01 May 98 09:32:22 -0500
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    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Mike Reynolds
    School: Cranbrook Kingswood Boys' Middle School
    Group Name: 74
    Date Data was Collected: 4/17/98
    Time Data was Collected: 13:55
    Latitude: N42 34.379
    Longitude: W83 15.221
    Temperature: 11 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade
    part sun
    full sun x
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry
    moist x
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground,
    2 cm
    below ground)
    Dead sticks
    Unknown plants
    Inscets





    backyard bio.


    From: "Mike Reynolds"
    Subject: backyard bio.
    Date: Fri, 01 May 98 12:12:47 -0500
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    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Mike Reynolds
    School: Cranbrook Kingswood Boys' Middle School
    Group Name: 72
    Date Data was Collected: 4/17/98
    Time Data was Collected: 14:04
    Latitude: N42 34.392
    Longitude: W83 15.179
    Temperature: 11 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade
    part sun x
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry
    moist x
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground,
    2 cm
    below ground)
    Cat Tails (above ground)/small plant, green, pointed, 6in tall
    Unknown insects(above and below ground)





    backyard bio.


    From: "Mike Reynolds"
    Subject: backyard bio.
    Date: Fri, 01 May 98 12:11:44 -0500
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    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Mike Reynolds
    School: Cranbrook Kingswood Boys' Middle School
    Group Name: 73
    Date Data was Collected: 4/17/98
    Time Data was Collected: 13:50
    Latitude: N42 34.428
    Longitude: W83 15.247
    Temperature: 11o C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade
    part sun
    full sun x
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry
    moist x
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground,
    2 cm
    below ground)
    Rolet Poley & fungus (on wood)
    Common earthworm (under wood)
    Roots of maple tree (above and below ground)





    backyard bio.


    From: "Mike Reynolds"
    Subject: backyard bio.
    Date: Fri, 01 May 98 12:15:26 -0500
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    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Mike Reynolds
    School: CKMS
    Group Name: 23 (Billy, Garrett, Drew, and Lee)
    Date Data was Collected: 4/16/98-?
    Time Data was Collected: 9:15 AM(?)
    Latitude: N 42 Degrees 34.372
    Longitude: W. 83 Degrees 15.302
    Altitude: 650 (?) ft. Above sea level
    Temperature:
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade
    part sun Our plot is almost completely sunny except for
    maybe one part of the day when the sun
    full sun is behind the trees and the trees block the sun.

    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry Our plot is pretty dry because it is on high
    ground.
    moist
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground,
    2 cm
    below ground)


    As of April 16th, we know that our plot is very grassy and in a dry
    spot with a lot of sun. In later trips we will gather more
    information about the organisms at our plot. We feel now that we have
    our spot picked out, we will have many recordings after the next trip
    out to the site because now we are more organized. Because we don't
    have any results about the kinds of plant life and animals, such a
    specific diagram is not needed. We do, though, have a basic diagram.

    Specials: Survey form completed by Billy Deitch

    As of April 17th, we now that our plot contains 1664 blades of grass.



    Woods



    Grass





    backyard bio.


    From: "Mike Reynolds"
    Subject: backyard bio.
    Date: Fri, 01 May 98 12:45:40 -0500
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    Teacher's name: Mike Reynolds
    School: CKMS
    Group Name: 5A
    Date Data was Collected: 4-29-98
    Time Data was Collected: 11:50 AM
    Latitude: N42=B0
    Longitude:W83=B0
    Temperature: 54=B0
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: Part Sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: Moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e..., above ground,
    2 cm below ground.): Tree brances from Pine Tree, weeds 1 and
    a half inches tall, small mounds of earth made by animal.





    backyard bio.


    From: "Mike Reynolds"
    Subject: backyard bio.
    Date: Fri, 01 May 98 12:44:42 -0500
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    Teachers name: Mike Reynolds
    Shcool: ckms
    Group Name: 52
    Date data was collected: 4/29
    Time Data was collected: 11:53
    Latitude: N 42 34.317
    Longitude: W 33 15.357
    Temperature: 52 F
    Descirbe the aamount of light for your plot: Part Sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: Wet
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail swo that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name, (genus and species my be included,)
    coloratin, size, and where you found the organism (I.e. above ground 2
    cm below ground.)
    Pill Bugs, Worms, Moss, Mosquitos, Nats, Ants, Snails, Sanil shells





    backyard bio.


    From: "Mike Reynolds"
    Subject: backyard bio.
    Date: Fri, 01 May 98 12:43:58 -0500
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    Teachers Name: Mr. Reynolds
    School: CKMS
    Group Name: 53
    Date Data was Collected: 4/24
    Tiem Data Was Collected: 11:14
    Latitude: N 42 34.317
    Longitude: W 83
    Temperature: 52 F
    Describe the Amount of Light for your plot: part sun
    Describe the amount of moisture ofor your plot: dry
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail swo that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name, (genus and species my be included,)
    coloratin, size, and where you found the organism (I.e. above ground 2
    cm below ground.)
    Ants
    Antholes





    Re: two backyard bios from the Dew Drop group


    From: Ginny
    Subject: Re: two backyard bios from the Dew Drop group
    Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 17:53:36 -0700
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    # 1 Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form for April 09,1998
    Teacher's Name: Mrs.Dexter
    Students Names: Jessica, Sabrina, Andrea, Keeshia
    Group Name: Dew Drop
    Date Data was Collected: April 9th,1998
    Time Data was Collected: 11:08 am
    Temperature: 13C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: Part Sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: Moist,Wet
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in detail:
    Number Organism Scientific Name

    60 Clovers Legumus,
    1 Millepede Diplopoda,
    1 Centipede Scutigert Coleoptrata,
    1 worm Phylum Amelida,
    110 Redwood Leave Sequia Leaves,
    1 Redwood Tree Sequia Tree

    # 2 Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form for April 23,1998
    Teacher's Name:Mrs.Dexter
    Students Names:Keeshia Rubira, Andrea Tobar, Sabrina Bridenstine,
    Jessica Robago
    Group Name: Dew Drop
    Date Data was Collected: 4/23/98
    Time Data was Collected: 10:30am
    Temperature: 13 degrees C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: full shade
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: mostly wet
    Describe each organism:
    Number Organism Scientific Name
    60 clovers legumus,
    1 redwood tree sequoia,
    110 redwood leaves leaves sequoia leaves,
    2 centipede Scutigert Coleoptrata
    1 millepede Diplopoda
    1 worm Phylum Amelida













    Re: two backyard bios from the Diplopoda Group


    From: Ginny
    Subject: Re: two backyard bios from the Diplopoda Group
    Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 17:59:27 -0700
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    # 1Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form for April 9,1998
    Students Names:Kyle and Johney
    Teacher's Name: Mrs. Dexter
    School: Hydesville
    Group Name: Diplopoda
    Date Data was Collected: 4/9/98
    Time Data was Collected: 11:40
    Latitude: 40' 33"
    Longitude: 124' 03"
    Temperature: 13 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: Part Sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: Moist Wet
    Describe each of the organism:
    Its color is brown and red. It is 4 inches. We found it 3 inches under
    ground. It is a Millipede. ( diplopoda)

    Organism: Number Scientific Name
    Fern - 100- Polypodium Vulgare

    Clover - 50- Trifulium / Leguminous

    Redwood leaf -1000 - Sequoia Sempervirens

    # 2Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form for April 23,1998
    Teacher's Name: Mrs. Dexter
    Students Names: Johney and Kyle
    Group Name: Diplopoda
    Date Data was Collected: 4/23/98
    Time Data was Collected: 11: 25
    Temperature: 10 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: Full shade
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: Dry
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in detail:

    Salamander 3 It is black. ( Balractiuseps)
    Spider 2 It was a daddy long leg (Anthropod)

    Clover 50 Trifolium / Leguminous

    Redwood Leaf 1025 Sequoia Sempervirens

    Fern 100 Polypodium Vulgare











    Re: two backyard bios from the Prowlers


    From: Ginny
    Subject: Re: two backyard bios from the Prowlers
    Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 18:22:22 -0700
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    # 1 Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form for April 9,1998
    Students Names: Kalee Morris, Emily Stoller, Morgan Steed, Rebecca Suezle,
    Teacher's Name: Mrs. Dexter
    School: Hydesville
    Group Name: Prowlers
    Date Data was Collected: April 9, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 10:30 am
    Latitude: 40' 33"
    Longitude: 124' 03"
    Temperature: 13C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: part sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: moist and wet
    Describe each of the organisms
    Spider: 31 spiders scientific name Micrathena Sagittata brownish black
    and they were very fast runners.
    Centipede: 16 centipedes. Scientific Name: Scutigera Coleoptrata. It looked
    like a baby Centipede, Scutigert Coliaptrata.
    Snails: 2 snails: Scientific Name is Limax Maximus. It has a hard shell
    that is brown.
    Sowbug: 12 Sowbugs. Gray and white, Annelida,
    Worms: 28 worms, Scientific Name is Wirn, Annelida, Pink and slimy.


    # 2 Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form for April 23,1998
    Teacher's Name: Mrs. Dexter
    Students Names: Morgan Steed, Emily Stoller, Rebecca Suezle, Kalee Morris,
    Group Name: Prowlers
    Date Data was Collected: April 23, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 10:30 am
    Temperature: 13C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: Full shade
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: Moist, Dry
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in detail:
    Grasshopper: 1 grasshopper that was colored brownish green. Scientific
    Name: Gryllus
    Pennsylvanicus.

    Banana slug: 1 banana slug that was yellow with a tint of brown on its
    back. Scientific Name: Limax Maximus.
    Plants: Redwood Leaves, 220 dead Redwood Leaves, Sequioa sempervirens
    Fern Leaves: 62 fern leaves that are alive and growing,
    Clovers: 28 clovers; 3 leaved clovers., Trifolium Legominouse









    Re: two backyard bios from The Worm Group


    From: Ginny
    Subject: Re: two backyard bios from The Worm Group
    Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 18:30:46 -0700
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    # 1Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form for April 9,1998
    Students Names: Amanda, Jared, William and Russ
    Teacher's Name :Mrs. Dexter
    School: Hydesville Elementry
    Group Name: The Worms
    Date Data was Collected: 4/9/98
    Time Data was Collected: 11:15 AM
    Latitude:43' 33"
    Longitude: 124' 03"
    Temperature: 13 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: part sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: moist wet
    Describe each of the organisms you observed :
    Earth Worms: {Phylum Anneliad} This worm is brown and tan. It was
    found above ground. It is 1 inch long. It was climbing on a green leaf.
    Centipede: {Scutigert Coleoptrata} The Centipede we found was
    black. It was 1 centimeter long. It was found 2 inchs below ground.
    Millipede: {Diplopoda} The Millipede was found 4 centimeters under
    the ground. It had red and yellow antennas.
    Pepperwood Leaves: {Schina Mollel} We estimated there were 119 of
    these leaves in our plot. We found that most of these leaves were decayed.
    Clover: {Legumus} This plant was green on the top and pink on the
    bottom. It had 3 leaves.
    Redwood Leaves:{Sequoia Sempervirens} We found most of these were
    decayed. We estimated there were 118 leaves in our plot.


    # 2Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form for April 23,1998
    Teacher's Name: Mrs. Dexter
    Students Names: Jared, Russel, William, Amanda
    Group Name: The Worms
    Date Data was Collected: 4/23/98
    Time Data was Collected: 10:33 AM
    Temperature: 17C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: Full Shade
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: All Moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in detail:
    Leaves that are scrachy, Poision oak that is oily, A worm thaat is slimy.
    Pepperwood Leaves: {Schina Mollel} We estimated there were 1360 of these
    leaves in our plot. We found that most of these leaves were decayed.
    Redwood Leaves:{Sequoia Sempervirens} We found most of these were decayed.
    We estimated there were 4052 leaves in our plot.
    Pison Oak, 2, Rhus Radicans.
    Worm, Wyrm, Pharnx




















    Re: Second backyard bio from The Hound Dogs


    From: Ginny
    Subject: Re: Second backyard bio from The Hound Dogs
    Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 18:35:46 -0700
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    # 2Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form for April 23,1998
    Teacher's Name: Mrs. Dexter
    Students Names:Ana Matthew Michael and Phillip
    Group Name:Hydesville Hound Dogs
    Date Data was Collected:4-23-98
    Time Data was Collected: 10:30
    Temperature:18 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: part sun part shade
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: dry moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in detail: A clover that is 3
    cm. in length and 4 cm. in width. It is purple on the under side and
    yellowish green on the top side. When you eat it, it tastes sour. There
    are 360 of these plants in our plot.
    This is a plant named a pholox and it is related to a forget me
    not. It is pink with a yellow center and it is very small. There are 20
    of these plants in our plot
    These leavs are dead and are called Redwood leaves. They are very
    fringy. There are 2790 of this plant at our plot.
    type species genus
    Sour grass clover trifoium
    Pholox forget me not molkias
    Redwood leaves sempervirens sequoia












    Re: two backyard bios from The Poison Frog Group


    From: Ginny
    Subject: Re: two backyard bios from The Poison Frog Group
    Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 18:42:51 -0700
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    # 1Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form for April 9,1998
    Students Names:Nick, Seth, Maggie, Jasmine, Brandon
    Teacher's Name:Mrs. Dexter
    School:Hydesville
    Group Name: The Poison Frogs
    Date Data was Collected:4/9/98
    Time Data was Collected:10:35
    Latitude:40" 33 min
    Longitude: 124" 3 min.
    Temperature:14 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: partialy shady
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:medium
    Describe each of the organisms :
    Moss: also called Bryophyta Musci and there were two
    Mushroom: Mousike Lactarius Peigumraus, 1
    Clover: Trifolion Leguminous, 30
    Worms: Wyrm Pharnx, 3
    Slug: Limax Maximus 1
    Pink Flower: Molkias Lkius, 3
    Mosquito eater: 1
    Ants, Camponotus Pennsy Luainicus, 2
    Mosquito: Radea Tenrmierhy, 1
    Snail: Cennena Maica, 1
    Acorn: Aecern Mrecle, 1
    Jumping Spider: Micrathen Sasittata, 1

    # 2Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form for April 23,1998
    Teacher's Name: Mrs.Dexter
    Students Names: MAGGIE, JASMINE, BRANDON, SETH, NICK
    Group Name: THE POISON FROGS
    Date Data was Collected: 4/33/98
    Time Data was Collected: 10:35 AM.
    Temperature: 14C, 55F
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: SHADE
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: WET
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in detail:
    NAME NUMBER SCIENTIFIC NAME
    CLOVER 50 CLAFREL, GNESULT
    MOSS 3 BRYPHYTA, MUSCI, GLUSEEN
    ACORN 4 AELERM, MREAE
    WHITE FLOWER 5 MOLKIASTKINS
    PURPLE FLOWER 4 MOLKIASTKINS
    BANNANA SLUG 1 LIMAX-MUAINS









    Biodiversity 2nd survey


    From: Mary Logsdon
    Subject: Biodiversity 2nd survey
    Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 10:54:26 -0600
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    Teacher's Name: Mrs Logsdon
    School: Eastridge
    Group Name: Brad and John
    Date Data was Collected: 4/27/98
    Time Data was Collected: 2:00 pm
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 96 W
    Temperature: 61 F
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: part sun

    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: dry

    Describe each of the organisms you observed :
    In our square meter there are wood chips, grass that is about 3
    inches tall. We also see some yellow flowers.



    Mary Logsdon mlogsdon@lps.org
    Teacher Fourth Grade
    Eastridge Elementary
    6245 L Street
    Lincoln, NE 68510






    Biodiversity 2nd survey


    From: Mary Logsdon
    Subject: Biodiversity 2nd survey
    Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 10:51:59 -0600
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    Teacher's Name: Mrs Logsdon
    School: Eastridge
    Group Name: Trevor, Ashley, Jim
    Date Data was Collected: 4/27/98
    Time Data was Collected: 2:00 pm
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 96 W
    Temperature: 60 F
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: part sun

    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: dry

    Describe each of the organisms you observed :
    There are 41 dandelions that are about 7 cm high. There were dry
    wood chips that were between 5 and 20 cm and 30 to 50 of them. There were
    dry leaves, one that was 27 cm long. We also found a fuzzy stick that was
    over 30 cm long and 3mm thick. There were about 15 purple flowers.



    Mary Logsdon mlogsdon@lps.org
    Teacher Fourth Grade
    Eastridge Elementary
    6245 L Street
    Lincoln, NE 68510






    Biodiversity 2nd survey


    From: Mary Logsdon
    Subject: Biodiversity 2nd survey
    Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 10:53:14 -0600
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    Teacher's Name: Mrs Logsdon
    School: Eastridge
    Group Name: David, Natalie, Laura
    Date Data was Collected: 4/27/98
    Time Data was Collected: 2:00 pm
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 96 W
    Temperature: 59 F
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: part sun

    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: dry

    Describe each of the organisms you observed :
    We counted 21 dandelions. Some have been stepped on and some are
    not blooming yet. There is about 1 square foot of clover. There were 4
    sticks that were from 6cm to 23 cm long. We also found some green grass, it
    is about 7-8cm tall. Some of the square meter was just plain dirt.



    Mary Logsdon mlogsdon@lps.org
    Teacher Fourth Grade
    Eastridge Elementary
    6245 L Street
    Lincoln, NE 68510






    Biodiversity 2nd survey


    From: Mary Logsdon
    Subject: Biodiversity 2nd survey
    Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 10:58:20 -0600
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    Teacher's Name: Mrs Logsdon
    School: Eastridge
    Group Name: Rachel, Maggie, Britany
    Date Data was Collected: 4/27/98
    Time Data was Collected: 2:00 pm
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 96 W
    Temperature: 62 F
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: part sun

    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: dry

    Describe each of the organisms you observed:
    In our square meter there is alot of plants and sticks. The ground
    was dry. There were 18 dandelions. There was grass growing that had very
    thin blades.



    Mary Logsdon mlogsdon@lps.org
    Teacher Fourth Grade
    Eastridge Elementary
    6245 L Street
    Lincoln, NE 68510






    Biodiversity 2nd survey


    From: Mary Logsdon
    Subject: Biodiversity 2nd survey
    Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 10:57:53 -0600
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    Teacher's Name: Mrs Logsdon
    School: Eastridge
    Group Name: Jetz, Megan, Jono
    Date Data was Collected: 4/27/98
    Time Data was Collected: 2:00 pm
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 96 W
    Temperature: 69 F
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: part sun

    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: moist

    Describe each of the organisms you observed:
    In our square meter we found dandelions, seeds, grass that was 2-5
    inches high, thistle, clovers, seed ,grass, dirt, dead leaves, ant hill,
    mulch, bird droppings, bark from tree, ants, bloomed dandelions, dandelion
    seeds,



    Mary Logsdon mlogsdon@lps.org
    Teacher Fourth Grade
    Eastridge Elementary
    6245 L Street
    Lincoln, NE 68510






    Biodiversity 2nd survey


    From: Mary Logsdon
    Subject: Biodiversity 2nd survey
    Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 10:55:52 -0600
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    Teacher's Name: Mrs Logsdon
    School: Eastridge
    Group Name:Kaytlin, Susan, Mike
    Date Data was Collected: 4/27/98
    Time Data was Collected: 2:00 pm
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 96 W
    Temperature: 54 F
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: part sun

    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: dry

    Describe each of the organisms you observed :
    We found a bug that was about 1 cm long. There were 2 plants that
    were about 24 cm tall and there were 8 stems on each plant with white
    flowers on the top of each stem.More dandelions are blooming now. Some are
    dead. There are weeds growing.



    Mary Logsdon mlogsdon@lps.org
    Teacher Fourth Grade
    Eastridge Elementary
    6245 L Street
    Lincoln, NE 68510






    biodiversity 2nd survey


    From: Mary Logsdon
    Subject: biodiversity 2nd survey
    Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 10:58:39 -0600
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    Teacher's Name: Mrs Logsdon
    School: Eastridge
    Group Name: Dane, Christopher, Beth
    Date Data was Collected: 4/27/98
    Time Data was Collected: 2:00 pm
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 96 W
    Temperature: 62 F
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: part sun

    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: moist

    Describe each of the organisms you observed :
    We found alot of interesting things such as sticks that were 1 foot
    long. We found dandelions. They were yellow and green and still growing. We
    found some green grass and some grass that was dry. Clovers were 1in. high
    and green.



    Mary Logsdon mlogsdon@lps.org
    Teacher Fourth Grade
    Eastridge Elementary
    6245 L Street
    Lincoln, NE 68510






    Re: Backyard Biodiversity Survey


    From: Ginny
    Subject: Re: Backyard Biodiversity Survey
    Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 10:40:21 -0700
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    Eileen and debaters,
    My students and I really enjoyed this Biodiversity study and its
    relation to studying the rainforests. I was pleased that it was different
    than the PET project so that it was a new experience for us. After we
    collected our data, I ordered them books on plants and animals so that they
    could look up and record the scientific names. I was pleased with the
    research they did on this. I took your form criteria and copied it into a
    word processing program and loaded it on all the computers in our school
    computer lab. In pairs, the students then recorded their data onto the
    form. Please excuse any spelling/typing errors they made. This was
    definitely challenging for them to write then type the genus and species of
    each of their organisms. Next week the groups will share their individual
    rainforest animal reports and group biodiversity surveys with the class and
    other classes at our school. I love projects where I am learning along
    with my students! Since I have never taught rainforests before, I am
    learning with them and that makes it so much fun! We had our new teacher
    come in and share her slides and video of Costa Rica, and now I want to go!
    Alot of the animals that my students were researching she had seen and
    videod in the rainforests. Ginny Dexter, 6/7 grade science, Hydesville
    School.

    At 9:46 PM -0400 4/29/98, Eileen Bendixsen wrote:
    >Dear Debate-lfrf Members,
    >
    >We would like to thank everyone who has sent in their data for the Backyard
    >Biodiversity Survey. The deadline for submitting your data is approaching
    >quickly and we would like to encourage everyone who has not had a chance to
    >post their data to the list to send it as soon as possible. Several people
    >have sent messages explaining their delay due to spring break and testing.
    >Please still send your data even if you cannot send it by Friday.
    >
    >We hope you will participate in our challenge activity which will begin on
    >May 8. Even if you have not been able to go outside and collect data you
    >can still participate in this phase.
    >
    >Looking forward to everyone's data. We would also love to hear about your
    >experiences while collecting your data. Some of your suggestions might help
    >some of the other teachers on this list.
    >
    >Eileen






    Is it to late


    From: lkriss@mcsd.k12.co.us (Laura Kriss)
    Subject: Is it to late
    Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 09:48:03 -0600
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    Are we to late to send in our data to be a part of the collaborative
    activity? My students are furiously typing so we can send in our data.





    Data Drop-out


    From: "laura bashlor"
    Subject: Data Drop-out
    Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 12:56:50 -0400
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    Us, too, I am afraid. I have 5 personal computers, and none are
    working...all different reasons. I don't know when I will get back online.
    I am using my daughter's briefly, to communicate this message.

    This is the first time in 12 years that I have been without a computer.
    Major trauma.

    Laura Bashlor
    Shumate Middle School
    Gibraltar, MI




    Re: Is it to late


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Re: Is it to late
    Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 13:22:05 -0400
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    Laura and debaters,

    Data can still be submitted this week. In fact our connection at school has
    been down since we returned from spring break and I have to send our data
    for the second collection.

    Eileen


    At 09:48 AM 5/4/98 -0600, Laura Kriss wrote:
    >Are we to late to send in our data to be a part of the collaborative
    >activity? My students are furiously typing so we can send in our data.
    >




    biodiversity


    From: Laura Kriss
    Subject: biodiversity
    Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 19:17:40 +0000
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    Biodiversity Survey Data Collection

    Your Name: Buffalos

    Students in your group: Jonathan Potter, Wes Purdum, Adam Renner,
    Cassidy Schiller, Jerimah Pierce

    Date: 4/15

    Time:10:04 AM

    Latitude and Longitude of site:


    Your group needs to choose a plot that is one square meter.
    You will be recording and counting the different species in the meter
    square.
    Name of species/ genus:
    How many are in your plot? 3

    Describe the amount of light for your plot
    full sun

    Write the temperature of your plot in Celsius:
    8 degrees Celsius

    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot ( very dry, dry, moist
    wet):
    moist

    Describe the organism you observed in detail:
    On the tree, a one mm. long, black and red tree spider.

    1 black gnat 5 mm. long with clear wings.

    1 tree 1 m. and 13 cm. high, it is brown.


    On the back of this sheet make a map of your plot and draw your
    organisms that you are observing.



    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data 2


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data 2
    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 20:50:38 -0400
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    Teacher's Name: Eileen Bendixsen
    School: Beers Street Middle School
    Group Name:Danielle Doeler, Stephanie Coonan, Mike Fabozzi, & Matt DiBlasio
    Date Data was Collected: April 21, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 12:45 pm EDT
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 74 W
    Temperature: 68 F 20 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2 cm
    below ground)
    We saw a Reproductive Termite and a Black Ant. The termite was about 2 to 3
    cm and had long white wings. It=92s class is Insecta, the order is Isoptera,
    and the family is Termitidae. We also saw a young termite that was clear
    and white. The Black Ant looks like an everyday ant. Its class is Insecta,
    the order is Hymenoptera, the family is Formicidae, and the genus and
    species is Lasius niger.









    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2
    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 20:53:27 -0400
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    Teacher's Name: Eileen Bendixsen
    School: Beers Street Middle School
    Group Name:Jim Bolen, Justin Bowe, and Alex Mautone
    Date Data was Collected: April 21, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 12:45 am EDT
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 74 W
    Temperature: 68 F 20 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    Part sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2 cm
    below ground)

    We found two colonies of Fire ants. One was under a rock, the other was
    under a tree. Near those colonies, there were a few Armadillo ants under a
    bush.







    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2
    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 20:56:23 -0400
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    Teacher's Name: Eileen Bendixsen
    School: Beers Street Middle School
    Group Name: Nikki G.Amy K.
    Date Data was Collected: April 21, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 11:45 am EDT
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 74 W
    Temperature: 68 F 20 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2 cm
    below ground)

    We were by a rotted log were the sun was shinning brightly. There was many
    insects and plants. Here are some of the insects we saw: The spider we saw
    was a grass spider. It was see-through with black spots. It was small and
    blended in with the log. We then saw a gold bug (which we didn't find the
    name of it) with a humped shell. It is gold with black dots on its shell.
    The butterfly was a white





    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2
    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:05:59 -0400
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    Teacher's Name: Eileen Bendixsen
    School: Beers Street Middle School
    Group Name: T.P.J
    Date Data was Collected: April 21, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 11:45 am EDT
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 74 W
    Temperature: 68 F 20 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2 cm
    below ground)

    Our group found a lot of insects. We found potato bugs. We also found red
    ants. They were very tiny. We found two or three beetles. Their were black.
    They were earthworms big and small. The worms were brown with a spot of
    red. We found a centipede. It was tiny, and red. It had a lot of feet. We
    found a slug on the log and a green grasshopper. We found this white, worm
    or something, but we don't know exactly what it was. It was the size of an
    inch. We also found a ladybug. It had four black spots on one side and on
    the other it had three. We found a male spider. It was a black-widow
    spider. We looked under a log and found these insects. The log was rotten
    because of the rain. Their was grass around the spot we were looking in,
    but we did not really look in the grass.






    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2
    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:07:00 -0400
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    Teacher's Name: Eileen Bendixsen
    School: Beers Street Middle School
    Group Name: S.J.K
    Date Data was Collected: April 21, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 11:45 am EDT
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 74 W
    Temperature: 68 F 20 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2 cm
    below ground)

    It's spring now and the area has only one log. New animals appeared under
    that log. The animals are interesting and peculiar.

    Under the log we found 8 earthworms. Some half under, some above. Well
    most dirt, and some we dug. A slug moved slowly across the dirt. Blank
    ants scurried on the surface. A millipede was going about his business.
    Outside the log was green grass and flowers.

    We found new animals in warmer weather. We know now that different animals
    roam out in different weather.













    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2
    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:15:07 -0400
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    Teacher's Name: Eileen Bendixsen
    School: Beers Street Middle School
    Group Name: Jackie, Stephanie, Angela, and Malinda
    Date Data was Collected: April 21, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 8:45 am EDT
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 74 W
    Temperature: 59 F 15 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    wet
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that someone
    who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your description the
    common name (genus and species may be included), coloration, size, and where
    you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2 cm below ground)

    In our square we found 5 tomato bugs, 4 earthworms, and rabbit droppings
    covered by grass. Our description of tomato bugs are that they are oval
    shaped, brownish-black line segments down its back, a lot of legs, and crawls
    very slowly.

    The second thing that we found was 4 earthworms. They are small, circular,
    white, rolls up in a really small ball, and travels by rolling.

    The last thing we found was rabbit droppings. They are brown with a tint of
    green, round, they came from rabbits, and have tiny particles off very
    easily.

    Thank-You for listening, see you later
    Good-Bye.





    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2
    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:18:16 -0400
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    Teacher's Name: Eileen Bendixsen
    School: Beers Street Middle School
    Group Name: Mark D., Robert C., Dean F., Michael M.
    Date Data was Collected: April 21, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 8:45 am EDT
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 74 W
    Temperature: 59 F 15 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    Moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2 cm
    below ground)

    There was one strip of dirt with grass around it. The dirt was moist. It
    has weeds that are very small. There were many dead leaves. Through the
    weeds and leaves there was ants, and there were potato bugs. The ants were
    crawling all around the potato bugs. We saw 3 earthworms crawling all over
    the dirt and sticks.





    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2
    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:19:57 -0400
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    Teacher's Name: Eileen Bendixsen
    School: Beers Street Middle School
    Group Name: John M. Eric H. Steven O. Brian R.
    Date Data was Collected: April 21, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 8:45 am EDT
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 74 W
    Temperature: 59 F 15 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    Moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2 cm
    below ground)


    We were near the highway at a set of logs. We saw a centipede, black
    ants, potato bugs, two red millipedes, grass, weeds, rotting log, and a tree.
    The dirt was a little dry, but the grass was wet.





    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2
    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:24:01 -0400
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    Teacher's Name: Eileen Bendixsen
    School: Beers Street Middle School
    Group Name: Goober124
    Date Data was Collected: April 21, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 2:05 pm EDT
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 74 W
    Temperature: 75 F 24 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    Semi-moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2 cm
    below ground)

    Four Earthworms with a reddish-brown color
    One Texas Carpenter Ant, brown-red
    Green Grass
    One yellow Dandelion Weed
    One Death Cap Mushroom (Deadly Poisonous), off white and smooth with a tan
    cap about 2.5 inches
    Our section was 2.5 paces from an Alder Tree

    The Earthworms were 2, 3.5, 2.5, and 3 inches long





    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2
    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:39:31 -0400
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    Teacher's Name: Eileen Bendixsen
    School: Beers Street Middle School
    Group Name: Mike W., Chris D., & Alan J.
    Date Data was Collected: April 21, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 8:45 am EDT
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 74 W
    Temperature: 59 F 15 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2 cm
    below ground)

    We found an ant farm with two ants by it. It was surrounded by dirt,
    grass, leaves, and dead dandelions. We also found a potato bug.
    The ground was wet and damp.
    Underneath the ground we saw fungus. I'm sure the ground was
    inhabited with lots of insects, although we only saw a limited amount if
    there is a next time I'm sure will see more insects.






    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2
    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:43:51 -0400
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    Teacher's Name: Eileen Bendixsen
    School: Beers Street Middle School
    Group Name: Lisa D. Jenelle M. Joe B. Joe L. Patrick O.
    Date Data was Collected: April 21, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 11:45 am EDT
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 74 W
    Temperature: 68 F 20 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2 cm
    below ground)

    We walked up behind a broad leaf maple tree and under a cinder rock we
    found many potato bugs crawling around. Next to the tree there were many
    poison ivy plants. After that we say a snake hole. Later we found a bowl,
    inside were about 50 Black ants and a deer tick. There were also many
    sections of moss. There was no grass around. It was a very dry shady area
    under a big tree. There was no other plant or animal life in the area.





    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2
    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:48:03 -0400
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    Teacher's Name: Eileen Bendixsen
    School: Beers Street Middle School
    Group Name:Maryellen C. and Laura N. - The Panda Kids
    Date Data was Collected: April 21, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 12:45 pm EDT
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 74 W
    Temperature: 68 F 20 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2 cm
    below ground)

    1. Moths- badge color; flies gracefully
    2. butterfly- very colorful and dives into the windy grass.
    3. ants- red, brown, and yellow ants pacing through the dirt.
    4. flowers- yellow dandelions swaying side to side in the grass.
    5. worms- red, blue, and purplish worms squiggling through the dirt.
    6. flies- quick reactions and are fast fliers.





    biodiversity data


    From: Laura Kriss
    Subject: biodiversity data
    Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 15:32:18 +0000
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    Biodiversity Survey Data Collection

    Your name: Denver Broncos

    Students in your group: Luke, Seth, Ryan,

    Date: 4/30/98

    Time: 9:32

    Latitude and Longitude of site:


    Your group needs to choose a plot that is one square meter.
    You will be recording and counting the different species in this meter
    square.

    Name of species / genus:grass

    How many are in your plot?3


    Describe the amount of light for your plot (full shade, part sun or
    full sun) :
    full sun

    Write the temperature of your plot in Celsius: ground temp. 11degrees
    Celsius
    23 degrees Celcius

    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot (very dry, dry, moist wet
    (standing
    water): very dry


    Describe the organism you observed in detail: Color, size, where you
    found the
    organism (above ground or how deep below ground):
    We saw this green stuff. It was about 17 centimeters long,
    very skinny, fairly soft.


    On the back of this sheet make a map of your plot and draw your
    organisms
    that you are observing.



    biodiversity data


    From: Laura Kriss
    Subject: biodiversity data
    Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 16:41:00 +0000
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    Your name: Whitney Adams

    Students in your group: Jenny, Heather, Allison, and Karissa

    Date: 4/15/98

    Time: 10:03

    Latitude and Longitude of site:


    Your group needs to choose a plot that is one square meter.
    You will be recording and counting the different species in this meter
    square.

    Name of species / genus:pine tree

    How many are in your plot?5


    Describe the amount of light for your plot (full shade, part sun or
    full sun) :
    part sun

    Write the temperature of your plot in Celsius: ground temp. 11degrees
    Celsius


    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot (very dry, dry, moist wet
    (standing
    water): moist wet


    Describe the organism you observed in detail: Color, size, where you
    found the
    organism (above ground or how deep below ground):

    we found a thing on the ground.
    It appears that it is a plant. It is long, skinny, green, and is 17
    centimeters long. Another thing we saw is a plant 97 centimeters tall.
    It has branches coming out of it. we also found a medium sized bug. He
    was black and curled up. We found it below ground.



    biodiversity data


    From: Laura Kriss
    Subject: biodiversity data
    Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 16:49:44 +0000
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    Biodiversity Survey Data Collection

    Your Name: Buffalos

    Students in your group: Jonathan Potter, Wes Purdum, Adam Renner,
    Cassidy Schiller, Jerimah Pierce

    Date: 4/15

    Time:10:04 AM

    Latitude and Longitude of site:


    Your group needs to choose a plot that is one square meter.
    You will be recording and counting the different species in the meter
    square.
    Name of species/ genus:
    How many are in your plot? 3

    Describe the amount of light for your plot
    full sun

    Write the temperature of your plot in Celsius:
    8 degrees Celsius

    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot ( very dry, dry, moist
    wet):
    moist

    Describe the organism you observed in detail:
    On the tree, a one mm. long, black and red tree spider.

    1 black gnat 5 mm. long with clear wings.

    1 tree 1 m. and 13 cm. high, it is brown.


    On the back of this sheet make a map of your plot and draw your
    organisms that you are observing.



    biodiversity data


    From: Laura Kriss
    Subject: biodiversity data
    Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 16:50:46 +0000
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    Biodiversity Survey Data Collection

    Your Name: Kate

    Students in your group: Kate Katie Angie Natalee Lauren

    Date: 4/15

    Time:

    Latitude and Longitude of site:


    Your group needs to choose a plot that is one square meter.
    You will be recording and counting the different species in the meter
    square.
    Name of species/ genus: Quaking aspen
    How many are in your plot?

    Describe the amount of light for your plot
    Part sun

    Write the temperature of your plot in Celsius:
    28 degrees on ground

    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot ( very dry, dry, moist
    wet):


    Describe the organism you observed in detail:
    1 aphids, black and green. On aspen tree, tiny as pin head.

    2 bee ,black and yellow, big as dime

    3 Wolf spider, black as big as penny



    On the back of this sheet make a map of your plot and draw your
    organisms that you are observing.



    biodiversity data


    From: Laura Kriss
    Subject: biodiversity data
    Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 16:51:44 +0000
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    Biodiversity Survey Data Collection

    Your Name:The Tree Dwellers

    Students in your group: Allison Muer, Karissa Hiester, Whitney Adams,
    Jenny Waddell, Heather Full, Erin Christenson

    Date: 4/15

    Time:9:20 AM

    Latitude and Longitude of site:


    Your group needs to choose a plot that is one square meter.
    You will be recording and counting the different species in the meter
    square.
    Name of species/ genus:
    How many are in your plot? 4

    Describe the amount of light for your plot
    full shade

    Write the temperature of your plot in Celsius:
    9 degrees ground, 11 degrees in the air.

    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot ( very dry, dry, moist
    wet):
    moist wet

    Describe the organism you observed in detail:We found some gooey stuff
    called sap. It
    is yellow in color and came out of the tree. We also found 1 little baby
    bug called a
    grasshopper, was green and hopped around. We found a yellow flower about
    1 and 1/2 inches tall. We also found a little flying black bug, about
    1/2 an inch long.

    On the back of this sheet make a map of your plot and draw your
    organisms that you are observing.



    biodiversity data


    From: Laura Kriss
    Subject: biodiversity data
    Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 16:52:59 +0000
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    Biodiversity Survey Data Collection

    Your name: Jason Adragna
    Students in your group: Joseph Adragna, Luke Scalf, and Ryan Koetting
    Date: 4/15/98
    Time:10:17 a.m.
    Latitude and Longitude of sight:

    Your group needs to choose a plot that is one square meter.
    You will be recording and counting the different species in this meter
    square.
    Name of species/genus: Leaf, Grass, Shell of peanut, and
    dirt
    How many are in your plot?About a billion pieces of grass,
    about 14 leaves, one
    peanut shell , and alot of dirt.

    Describe the amount of light for your plot (full shade, part sun or full
    sun) :
    Our area is full sun
    Write the temperature of your plot in Celsius:
    The temperature=10 degrees
    describe the amount of moisture for your plot ( very dry, dry, moist,
    wet (standing water):
    The area is moist
    Describe the organism you observed in detail: Color, size, where you
    found the organism ( above ground or how deep below ground):The organism
    that we observed was grass. The grass was above ground it was dark green
    and some was white/yellow. It was about two inches tall.The dirt was
    above ground and under ground. It was brown. We found a nut shell , it
    was a tan color, it was about one inch tall and 1/2 an inch wide. We
    found a leaf that was a light brown color, itís body had dried out but
    the vains or skeleton was still in the form.





    On the back of this sheet make a map of your plot and draw your
    organisms that you are observing.



    biodiversity data


    From: Laura Kriss
    Subject: biodiversity data
    Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 22:05:13 +0000
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    Biodiversity Survey Data Collection

    Your name: Ashley, Brooke, Shayla, Shawna, and April

    Students in your group: 5

    Date: 4/21/ 98

    Your group needs to choose a plot that is one square meter.
    You will be recording and counting the different species in this meter
    square.
    Name of species/ genus
    How many are in your plot?
    Describe the amount of light for your plot ( full shade, part sun, or
    full sun) :
    all sunny
    Write the temperature of your plot in Celsius :
    Ground- Above-
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot ( very dry, dry, moist wet
    (standing water) : moist.
    Describe the organism you observed in detail: Color, size, where you
    found the organism ( above ground or how deep below ground): We found:
    1. ants/ they are black & reddish brownish they are about 1cm long and
    probably weigh less than 1 gram.
    2. Black / light
    spider



    Biodiversity Survey


    From: shc
    Subject: Biodiversity Survey
    Date: Fri, 08 May 1998 07:34:30 -0400
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    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Susan Hurstcalderone
    School: Blessed Sacrament School
    Group Name: Rain Forest Rangers
    Date Data was Collected:March 31
    Time Data was Collected: 1:30
    Latitude:38deg. 57 minutes 30 second N
    Longitude: 77deg. 4 min. 30 seconds W
    Temperature: 80 Degrees Farenheit
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade
    part sun
    full sun
    X half shade
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry
    X moist
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2
    cm
    below ground)


    26 small, purple flowers, five petals, short stem, yellow

    about 75 brown, crispy, dead leaves, some long, some short

    4 midget bees, black and yellow striped

    yellowish/greenish short, stubby moss

    7 or 8 patches of green clover-like leaves

    22 patches of spade-shaped green leaves

    19 soil patches

    1 short, tree-like plant

    about 25 small, brown ants



    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Susan Hurstcalderone
    School: Blessed Sacrament School
    Group Name: Rain Forest Rangers
    Date Data was Collected: 4/24/ Friday/98
    Time Data was Collected: 1:30
    Latitude:38deg. 57 minutes 30 second N
    Longitude: 77deg. 4 min. 30 seconds
    W
    Temperature: 57 Degrees Farenheit
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade
    part sun
    full sun
    part shade X
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry
    moist X
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2
    cm
    below ground)

    2 black flies

    7 Buttercups

    95 Clover-Like leaves

    5 patches of moss

    20 clumps of grass

    Brown , crisp, dead maple leaves

    Moist clumps of soil

    1 green and purple, Teeny-Tiny flower

    About 50 small ants



    Biodiversity Challenge


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Biodiversity Challenge
    Date: Fri, 08 May 1998 19:54:14 -0400
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    Dear Debate-lfrf Members,

    The data is still coming in, but we would like to invite classes to
    participate in a challenge activity based on the data collected in the
    Backyard Biodiversity Survey. We are offering two challenges at different
    levels of difficulty, so that students and teachers should find one that
    fits! Even if you were unable to participate in the two previous phases of
    the Backyard Biodiversity Survey you can still participate in this phase.

    The student data that has been posted can be found at
    http://passporttoknowledge.com/rainforest by going to the INTERACT section
    and clicking on Collaborative Projects. The debate archives will be found
    there. A summary of the data submitted by the students will be posted to
    the list and placed online in the INTERACT section by Thursday, May 14.



    Submit your Biodiversity Challenge answers to ebend@netlabs.net by
    Saturday, May 30.

    Challenge 1: Biodiversity Bingo

    The data collected represents a range of geographical areas and has a
    diverse level of grades submitting work. Look at ALL of the data submitted.


    Then take the list below of things to find and see if your class can answer
    all 12 items:

    1. What species was the most common?
    2. What species was the most rare?
    3. Which site had the lowest temperature?
    4. Which site had the highest temperature?
    5. Which site had the greatest biodiversity?
    6. Average number of species seen by participants April 7-13?
    7. Average number of species seen by participants April 14-20
    8. Average number of species seen by participants April 21-27?
    9. Which site had the greatest change in number of species seen?
    10. What is the genus and species of the dandelion?
    11. What is the genus and species of a rolly-polly?
    12. What is the phylum of the earthworm?



    All submissions must be in by May 30, and must include an answer for each of
    the twelve questions and a description of how the class or the group of


    students found the answers.

    ===========================

    Challenge 2: Biodiversity Experiment

    Look at the data collected. Given this data, what hypothesis can you make?

    Here are some samples:
    Higher latitudes had less items in their observation plots.
    Wetter observation plots have more biodiversity.

    Come up with your own hypothesis. For each hypothesis, you must describe
    what pattern you see in the data collected that leads you to this hypothesis.

    Then, since Live From the Rainforest has hundreds of classes around the
    world, come up with an imaginary but realistic experiment that uses all of
    the LFRF classes around the world to test whether your hypothesis is true
    world-wide. You have to describe how the experiment is to be conducted, how
    the data is to be collected from each class, and how you will analyze it to
    see if your hypothesis is supported. Student submissions are due on May 30
    and should clearly state the hypothesis, a description of the pattern that
    students observed in the data that lead them to generate this hypothesis,
    and their experimental design that could test this hypothesis. Multiple
    entries are encouraged.

    Note to Teachers: These are student challenges - let them do the work!
    Both of these challenges are good end-of-unit assessment activities that
    allow students to demonstrate a number of processes that are part of key
    science benchmarks.


    Susan Hurstcalderone and Eileen Bendixsen
    Co-moderators, debate-lfrf






    BBS


    From: shc
    Subject: BBS
    Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 13:40:11 -0400
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    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Susan Hurstcalderone
    School: Blessed Sacrament School
    Group Name:Bannana Splits With A Cherry On Top.
    Date Data was Collected:March 31
    Time Data was Collected:1:15
    Latitude:38deg. 57 minutes 30 second N
    Longitude: 77deg. 4 min. 30 seconds W
    Temperature:67%
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:Full Sun.
    full shade
    part sun
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:Moist
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry
    moist
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2
    cm
    below ground)
    1.Dandy Lions.
    2.Nats.
    3.Ants.
    4.Clovers
    5.Weeds
    6.Little Vilotes
    7.360 Blades of grass
    8.Butter Cups.
    9.Beatle













    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Susan Hurstcalderone
    School: Blessed Sacrament School
    Group Name: Bannana Splits With A Cherry On Top
    Date Data was Collected: 4/24/98
    Time Data was Collected: 1:15
    Latitude:38deg. 57 minutes 30 second N
    Longitude: 77deg. 4 min. 30 seconds W
    Temperature: 72%
    Describe the amount of light for your plot: Full Sun
    full shade
    part sun
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot: Dry
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry
    moist
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2
    cm
    below ground)

    1.29 Buttercups
    2.1 Ant Farm
    3.Centipede
    4.Clovers
    5.1,600 Blades Of Grass
    6.Milipede
    7.50 Weeds
    8.1 Nest Of Spiders
    9.1 Red Ant
    10.4 Ants
    11.4Sticks to form our squares



    BBS


    From: shc
    Subject: BBS
    Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 14:14:23 -0400
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    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Susan Hurstcalderone
    School: Blessed Sacrament School
    Group Name:6-A,B team 5
    Date Data was Collected:March 31
    Time Data was Collected:
    Latitude:38deg. 57 minutes 30 second N
    Longitude: 77deg. 4 min. 30 seconds W
    Temperature:
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade
    part sun x
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry x
    moist
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2
    cm
    below ground)

    1) Small red ant: 1mm redish brown with black antaenna six legs.
    2) Huge red ant: 1cm burnt orange, two black antaenna six legs.
    3) Ladybug: 1/2 cm., round, orange red, black spots, two black
    antaenna
    4) Bumble Bee: 2 cm, yellow/ black, black antennae, black stinger.
    5) Gnat: blackish gray, small wings, 1 mm,
    6) Flying Ant: Black, gray wings, black antaenna



    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Susan Hurstcalderone
    School: Blessed Sacrament School
    Group Name: 6 A-B team 5
    Date Data was Collected: April 23, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 11:00 am
    Latitude:38deg. 57 minutes 30 second N
    Longitude: 77deg. 4 min. 30 seconds W
    Temperature:
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade x
    part sun
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry
    moist x
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2
    cm
    below ground)

    1) 18 Butter cup: Yellow, 12 cm tall, many stamen, four petals, green
    stem
    2) Flying Ant: 3/4 cm, black with gray wings
    3) Millapede: 1 cm, brown, black legs
    4) 50 Clover: 4 cm, green with white speckles



    BBS


    From: shc
    Subject: BBS
    Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 11:07:22 -0400
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    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Susan Hurstcalderone
    School: Blessed Sacrament School
    Group Name: The Pinkish Hot Lips
    Date Data was Collected:March 31
    Time Data was Collected: 11:45
    Latitude:38deg. 57 minutes 30 second N
    Longitude: 77deg. 4 min. 30 seconds W
    Temperature:
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2
    cm
    below ground)


    -Two Dandilions
    - one buttercup
    - One small purple flower
    - Many finger nail sized green flowers
    - Thousands of three centimeters tall blades of grass
    - Hundreds of three leaf clovers





    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Susan Hurstcalderone
    School: Blessed Sacrament School
    Group Name: The Pinkish Hot Lips
    Date Data was Collected: April 23
    Time Data was Collected: 11:45
    Latitude:38deg. 57 minutes 30 second N
    Longitude: 77deg. 4 min. 30 seconds W
    Temperature: 38 degrees F
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    part sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2
    cm
    below ground)

    -approx. 2,300 blades of grass
    -approx- 59 blade of ivy
    -19 buttercups
    -approx 200 blades of clover
    -one twig
    -marron colered centipede2cm.
    -black 1/2 spider
    -worm 1cm. pink



    BBS


    From: shc
    Subject: BBS
    Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 11:30:33 -0400
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    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Susan Hurstcalderone
    School: Blessed Sacrament School
    Group Name: Big birds
    Date Data was Collected:March 31
    Time Data was Collected: 11:00
    Latitude:38deg. 57 minutes 30 second N
    Longitude: 77deg. 4 min. 30 seconds W
    Temperature:
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade
    part sun
    ( full sun)
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    (dry)
    moist
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2
    cm
    below ground)

    ant- 6 legs, black three segments , blackish brownish
    Flower- purple pedals, yellow center, thin stem
    grass- thin and thick, brown and green





    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Susan Hurstcalderone
    School: Blessed Sacrament School
    Group Name: Big Bird
    Date Data was Collected: 4-23-98
    Time Data was Collected: 11:00
    Latitude:38deg. 57 minutes 30 second N
    Longitude: 77deg. 4 min. 30 seconds W
    Temperature:
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade
    ( part sun)
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry
    ( moist)
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2
    cm
    below ground)

    13 buttercups- mostly open
    3 purple flowers- in buds
    clovers- 3 leaved
    1521 blades of grass
    1 red and black bug- black with a line of red runing down the middle



    BBS


    From: shc
    Subject: BBS
    Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 14:01:08 -0400
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    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Susan Hurstcalderone
    School: Blessed Sacrament School
    Group Name:
    Date Data was Collected:March 31
    Time Data was Collected:
    Latitude:38deg. 57 minutes 30 second N
    Longitude: 77deg. 4 min. 30 seconds W
    Temperature:
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade
    part sun
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    very dry (particles do not clump)
    dry
    moist
    wet (standing water)
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2
    cm
    below ground)






















    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection Form

    Teacher's Name: Susan Hurstcalderone
    School: Blessed Sacrament School
    Group Name: 6CD/Team 6
    Date Data was Collected: April 24, March 31
    Time Data was Collected: 1:15 PM
    Latitude:38deg. 57 minutes 30 second N
    Longitude: 77deg. 4 min. 30 seconds W
    Temperature:59F, 80 F
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full shade


    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:

    dry


    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that
    someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your
    description the common name (genus and species may be included),
    coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2
    cm
    below ground)

    ANTS- 22 ants- black- 2 mm- 3 sections of body, antenas, 6 legs
    GRASS- 24 blades- green- 0 in. to 4.5 in.- goes from thick to thin
    DANDILIONS- 8 stalks- yellow- 3.5 to 2in- teeth like petals
    BUTTERCUP- 3 buttercups- yellow- 0 in. to 6 in.- smooth, yellow tint
    CLOVER- 8 clover- green- 0 in to 2 in- 3 rain droplet shaped leaves
    VIOLETS-8 violets- purple- 3cm- 4 petals
    IVY-11 leaves-green-2cm across 4 mm high-white vains
    MOSS-1 patch- green & brown- 1mm- Fluffy&soft
    TINY FLOWER- 23 flowers- blue or white- tiny- very, very small
    BEETLE- 1 beetle- green- 1cm- unidentified
    SPIDER- 1 spider- brown- 2cm- unidentified



    Beers Street Middle School Data


    From: ebend@netlabs.net
    Subject: Beers Street Middle School Data
    Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 13:19:39 -0400
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    Teacher's Name: Eileen Bendixsen
    School: Beers Street Middle School
    Group Name: Stephanie, Christina, Stacey, Maria, Gail
    Date Data was Collected: April 21, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 12:45 pm EDT
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 74 W
    Temperature: 68 F 20 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    part sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your description the common name (genus and species may be included), coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2 cm below ground)

    We found a fat, long earthworm, a family of red and black ants, and rolly polly, whose common names are pillbugs. We also found worms, spiders, and a millipede. In our area, there was grass, a lot of dirt, a log with many insects, and some flowers which are called alumroot.

    earthworm (phylum - Annelida)
    rolly-pollies (Armadillium vulgare)
    worms - larvae stage for the rolly-pollies
    spider - (class - arachnid)
    millipede - (phylum - Arthropoda, class - diploda)
    flowers - alumroot





    Beers Street Middle School Data


    From: ebend@netlabs.net
    Subject: Beers Street Middle School Data
    Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 14:00:40 -0400
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    Teacher's Name: Eileen Bendixsen
    School: Beers Street Middle School
    Group Name: Tara, Emy, Colleen, and Ann
    Date Data was Collected: April 21, 1998
    Time Data was Collected: 12:45 pm EDT
    Latitude: 40 N
    Longitude: 74 W
    Temperature: 68 F 20 C
    Describe the amount of light for your plot:
    full sun
    Describe the amount of moisture for your plot:
    moist
    Describe each of the organisms you observed in enough detail so that someone who hasn't seen it can draw your specimen. Include in your description the common name (genus and species may be included), coloration, size, and where you found the organism (i.e. above ground, 2 cm below ground)

    Plants

    1. Grass - green, tall thin vegetation

    2. Crab grass- Light green, widely spread, short vegetation

    3. Dandelions- Green weeds with yellow flowers. They are very abundant in a lot of areas. (family - Asteracceae, genus/species - Taraxacum officinale)

    Insects/Segmented worms

    4. Deerfly - Medium-sized (10-15mm). Are very common. Black or brownish dark spots on wings. (family - Tabanidae, order - diptera)

    5. Sowbugs (pillbugs or rolly pollies)-small, gray, armadillo-like creature with a hard shell. (Armadillium vulgare)

    6. Field ants- black, small, divided into 3 segments, and antenae. (family - Formicidae)

    7. earthworm- a segmented worm. About 2.5 inches long. (phylum - Annelida)





    Biodiversity Experiment Challenge Form


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Biodiversity Experiment Challenge Form
    Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 19:09:52 -0400
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    Dear Debate-lfrf Members,



    This is the form to submit your answers for the Biodiversity Experiment
    Challenge. Please submit all completed forms to me at ebend@netlabs.net and
    not to the list.

    Thanks,

    Eileen Bendixsen
    Moderator, Discuss-lfrf

    Teacher's Name:
    Grade Level:
    School:
    Group Name:

    Look at the data collected. Given this data, what hypothesis can you make?

    Describe what pattern you see in the data collected that leads you to this
    hypothesis.

    Describe how your experiment is to be conducted.

    Describe how the data will be collected from each class.

    Describe how you will analyze the data to see if your hypothesis is supported.


    Student submissions are due on May 30 and should clearly state the
    hypothesis, a description of the pattern that students observed in the data
    that lead them to generate this hypothesis, and their experimental design
    that could test this hypothesis. Multiple entries are encouraged.









    Biodiversity Bingo Challenge Form


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Biodiversity Bingo Challenge Form
    Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 19:09:32 -0400
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    Dear Debate-lfrf Members,



    This is the form to submit your answers for the Biodiversity Bingo
    Challenge. Please submit all completed forms to me at ebend@netlabs.net and
    not to the list.

    Thanks,

    Eileen Bendixsen
    Moderator, Discuss-lfrf

    Teacher's Name:
    Grade Level:
    School:
    Group Name:

    The data collected represents a range of geographical areas and has a
    diverse level of grades submitting work. Look at ALL of the data submitted.


    Then take the list below of things to find and see if your class can answer
    all 12 items:

    1. What species was the most common?

    2. What species was the most rare?

    3. Which site had the lowest temperature?

    4. Which site had the highest temperature?

    5. Which site had the greatest biodiversity?

    6. Average number of species seen by participants April 7-13?

    7. Average number of species seen by participants April 14-20?

    8. Average number of species seen by participants April 21-27?

    9. Which site had the greatest change in number of species seen?

    10. What is the genus and species of the dandelion?

    11. What is the genus and species of a rolly-polly?

    12. What is the phylum of the earthworm?



    Describe in detail how you organized your data set to get the answers to


    all of the questions. (Did you go through them one at a time to answer the
    questions? Did each person or group take one question? Did you use a
    spreadsheet? etc.)



    All submissions must be in by May 30, and must include an answer for each
    of the twelve questions and a description of how the class or the group of


    students found the answers.







    Biodiversity Challenge


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Biodiversity Challenge
    Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 20:16:45 -0400
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    Dear Debate-lfrf Members,

    Have you had a chance to start the Biodiversity Challenge? My classes
    started working on it today. Each group (3-6 students) was given a packet
    containing all of the e-mail messages of collected data that were posted to
    the debate-lfrf list. It took some time to print out the messages, but it
    was probably the easiest way for the students to really be able to look at
    the data and organize it so that they could complete the challenge. I have
    four classes participating and I was tempted to use the same packets for
    each class, but then I realized that they would need to keep their sheets
    in a particular order for their next class. By sharing packets they would
    have to start over at the beginning of each class. Each group was also
    given some small post-its. I suggested that they use them as tabs to keep
    their data sheets organized. Every student was given a blackline master of
    a world map with the latitude and longitude lines marked and a copy of the
    forms for each of the challenges. Even though they will work in groups I
    will have each student submit a paper.

    The first activity I gave them to do was to locate each school on the map
    using the latitude and longitude data that was given by the schools. Then I
    had them work on the Biodiversity Bingo Challenge. I thought that actually
    using the data would help them become more familiar with the data that was
    collected. Once they have completed this they will then form their
    hypothesis and design their experiment. Developing problem solving skills
    by formulating hypotheses, and planning experiments is one of the New
    Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for science.

    It was amazing to see how well all of the students worked on this activity.
    In fact one of my classes, with the biggest behavior problems, was still
    busy working when the bell rang and they had to quickly put their materials
    together. It was noisy, but they were busy discussing how to organize the


    data and how to answer the questions. Some of the teams came up with some
    great ideas. One group is even color coding everything.

    Please let us know how you are doing. We would love to hear your
    suggestions as you proceed. Some technique that may seem simple to you,
    might be just what another teacher needs to help them use this activity in
    their classroom.

    Eileen Bendixsen
    Moderator, Discuss-lfrf




    Re: Biodiversity Challenge


    From: Barbara Sullivan
    Subject: Re: Biodiversity Challenge
    Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 12:59:04 -0400 (EDT)
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    Dear Eileen,

    I really was hoping there would be a simpler way to gather all the
    backyard biodiversity data from different schools than to download each
    e-mail. I tried to do this from the archives on the web site but not
    only is it time consuming but I am not even sure I have it all. I
    participated in another similar project where the lead teacher was able to
    use his class's ordering of the data to repost it on the website in a more
    manageable form (but one that still required some thought on the part of
    the other students to analyse the data. Is this at all possible here?

    Barbara

    Dr. Barbara K. Sullivan
    Senior Marine Research Scientist/Adjunct Faculty
    Graduate School of Oceanography
    University of Rhode Island
    Narragansett, RI 02882-1197
    Phone: 401-874-6659
    Fax: 401-874-6613
    bsull@gsosun1.gso.uri.edu




    Biodiversity Challenge


    From: ebend@netlabs.net
    Subject: Biodiversity Challenge
    Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 13:10:19 -0400
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    Barbara,

    I am working on something to place either on the web site or to send to people in an e-mail message. It will be available by this Monday. I will post the instructions on where to find the data on both the debate-lfrf and discuss-lfrf lists by Sunday night.

    Eileen Bendixsen
    Moderator, Discuss-lfrf





    Biodiversity Challenge Data Table


    From: Eileen Bendixsen
    Subject: Biodiversity Challenge Data Table
    Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 17:28:13 -0400
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    Dear Debate-lfrf Members,

    As promised on Friday I have put together a table that includes all of the
    student data that was posted to the list. Since we want the students to do
    the work I simply placed the data in the table in the order it was posted
    to the list. With the exception of a couple of obvious typos I did not
    change the student data. Some of the critical thinking skills we want them
    to use is to recognize that mistakes were made in posting data and the
    importance of being accurate when they record and post data in the future.

    You will find the tables at http://www.netlabs.net/hp/ebend/lfrfsurvey.html

    I have also placed a copy of the Biodiversity Challenge instructions and


    the forms for submitting your answers on the same page.

    I would recommend that you make a copy of the tables for each group. The
    students can then cut them into strips, so that they can rearrange them as


    needed to answer the questions.

    Even if you did not participate in either the design phase or the data
    collection phase you can still participate in the challenge activity. I
    encourage you to participate. It has taken my classes about two class
    periods (42 minutes each) to complete the Biodiversity Bingo Challenge.
    With the tables you may be able to do this in a period. Jugging 83 messages
    has taken time, but they have done a great job. I will continue to update
    you as we complete the Biodiversity Experiment Challenge.



    Please submit your Biodiversity Challenge answers to me at
    ebend@netlabs.net by Saturday, May 30.

    If you have any questions about this activity, please contact me
    or Susan Hurstcalderone . We
    encourage you to let us know how your students are doing with this
    activity. Your experiences might help someone else on the list.

    Eileen Bendixsen
    Moderator, Discuss-lfrf
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