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window next box
window bird feeder
Bought for Camp:
read Cretaceous book from
- set out Cretaceous book and fossils, circle graph of groups of plants, dinosaur/birds article, insect/amber article, baby bird/amber article
- buy assortment of dried beans from the grocery store: pinto beans, great Northern beans, navy beans, small red beans, cranberry beans, brown lentils, blackeye peas, black beans, garbanzo beans, red lentils, baby lima beans, green split peas, light red kidney beans, mayocoba beans
- set out supplies for seed collages
- set out graph paper for bar graph of groups of plants and Becca's botany MLB
- set out butterfly rubber stamps and collection of pigment pads
- set out supplies for giant krill swarm artwork - large sheet of paper, orange paint, small paint brushes, baby wipes, black ultra fine Sharpie
fossils from collection: gastropod, brachiopod, pelecypod, turritella
here we are with flowering plants at last - angiosperms
seed collage artwork - like the CD case idea
seed matching - seed with final plant?
graph of how many flowering plants there are now -- Becca turned this circle graph into a bar graph and it was very effective
silk flowers used in some kind of display? it would be nice if this museum used up odds and ends of craft supplies!
inland seas - look at where Illinois was
ancestors of magnolia - we have a magnolia in the back yard and can maybe do something with that? and the maple -- we could plant mine (oh, so that's why I have been delaying planting it all this time...)
many new insects - butterflies, ants, termites, bees
this is the place for my awesome collection of butterfly rubber stamps, pigment pads
placental mammals - have a doula come with a placenta???
THE KT EVENT - this would be fun to do in a graphic novel / comic book form
70% of the ocean species and 15% of the land species became extinct
Modern birds, descendents of the dinosaurs, are all that remain of the giant animals that had ruled the planet for so many millions of years.
This 100-Million-Year-Old Insect Trapped in Amber Defines New Order
article - January 31, 2017
krill swarm -- so fun! Krill Swarm Art Project - my blog post from when Natalie studied Antarctica
The evolutionary history of krill inferred from nuclear large subunit rDNA sequence analysis
article - 2001
baby bird! Baby Bird from Time of Dinosaurs Found Fossilized in Amber
headline from TODAY - WOW - incredible!
this will make the kids so excited about my amber when we get to that point
prep Tuesday night:
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