We haven't seen even a single sunflower star on a dive for years. They are gone! Life is so fragile and perfectly balanced, even a small change can have far reaching consequences. For our part we have noticed a significant increase in rock scallop and jingle populations, especially in Netarts Bay, OR. We have successfully saved Ochre Stars with wasting disease in our aquariums by dropping the temperature.
Hi herpetology families. Please watch the following videos and take notes to bring in for a quiz at the beginning of class next week.
As a fun option check out this video before class.
If you haven't already watched them already please check out the video clips from last week as well at https://www.glensgizmos.com/blog/echinoderms#/
Middle & High School
At the middle and high school level we sent home a worksheet to complete studying patterns occurring in nature. Please complete all the questions in this 2 page double sided packet. It would be best if you show your work when applicable as well. Some questions may be difficult to understand without a little extra support. The two links below should help you out, and many of the practice questions will give you the correct answers to your worksheets so you can check your work. Please don't use these practice questions online to do the work, just use them to check it or help if you get stuck.
Key Words to Google for help: Fibonacci Numbers, Pascal's Triangle, Geometric Patterns, Arithmetic Patterns, Golden Ratio, Triangular Numbers
Check out these incredible videos. The footage is amazing!
Some of these videos come with a strongly pro evolution bias. I use the videos because they have such fantastic footage. I do not agree with the evolution narrative the way it is portrayed in the Shape of Life series and I encourage parents to have a discussion with their children about the origins of the world and worldview if they haven't already. There is no equal to the footage quality in this series so I continue to use them until an alternative is available.
This video is a great refresher on throwing mug, please watch and learn. We will be throwing more mug forms in class soon. (Also, you are welcome to watch other throwing videos in you spare time if you would like.)
Here is an example of trimming a mug and adding a handle, please watch and learn. There are so many examples of trimming and adding handles on YouTube take some time to research more in your free time.
We will be trimming and adding handles to our mugs in class This Tuesday and if we have time, glazing our first mugs that were fired during holiday break. See you Soon!
Just for FUN: This is a fun video to check out on making a Tea Pot. Enjoy!
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Joel and Roxy have a lending library at the Glen's Gizmos Homeschool HUB in Vancouver, WA. Please borrow books, magazines and movies. These resources are their personal collection so we ask that you protect and return them within two weeks so that other families can enjoy them. They all have the "Property of Glen's Gizmos" stickers on them.
Watch for new books!
We keep an album full of book photos in our Facebook Group for Homeschooling Families at www.facebook.com/groups/GizmoHomeschoolers/ Please ask to join our group!
Inspiring students to STEAM ahead.