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    debate-lfrf-digest V1 #8


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    debate-lfrf-digest Monday, May 11 1998 Volume 01 : Number 008




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    Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 09:48:03 -0600


    Is it to late


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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.

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    Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 12:56:50 -0400


    Data Drop-out


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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

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    Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 13:22:05 -0400


    Re: Is it to late


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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.
    >

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    Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 19:17:40 +0000


    biodiversity


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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.

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    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 20:50:38 -0400


    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data 2


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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's 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.

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    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 20:53:27 -0400


    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


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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.

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    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 20:56:23 -0400


    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


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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

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    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:05:59 -0400


    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


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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.

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    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:07:00 -0400


    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


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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.

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    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:15:07 -0400


    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


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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.

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    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:18:16 -0400


    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


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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.

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    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:19:57 -0400


    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


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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.

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    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:24:01 -0400


    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


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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

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    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:39:31 -0400


    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


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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.

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    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:43:51 -0400


    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


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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.

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    Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:48:03 -0400


    Backyard Biodiversity Survey Data Collection 2


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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.

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    Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 15:32:18 +0000


    biodiversity data


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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.

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    Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 16:41:00 +0000


    biodiversity data


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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.

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    Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 16:49:44 +0000


    biodiversity data


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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.

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    Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 16:50:46 +0000


    biodiversity data


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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.

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    Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 16:51:44 +0000


    biodiversity data


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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.

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    Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 16:52:59 +0000


    biodiversity data


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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 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.

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    Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 22:05:13 +0000


    biodiversity data


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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

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    Date: Fri, 08 May 1998 07:34:30 -0400


    Biodiversity Survey


    From: owner-debate-lfrf-digest@rspac.ivv.nasa.gov (debate-lfrf-digest)
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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

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    Date: Fri, 08 May 1998 19:54:14 -0400


    Biodiversity Challenge


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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

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    Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 13:40:11 -0400


    BBS


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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

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