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11/12 example, thanks to James

EXPEDITION: 

1. What did you DO during this period of time?  For each, list in parentheses any TWS concepts, skills, or experiences it addresses.
  • Sustaining Colorado Watersheds: Striking balance for the future Water Conference (Self and  Community; Morality and Ethics, Global Perspective) (Citizenship; Civic  Responsibility) 
  • At the water conference I attended talks on; Green Roof, Project Wet, Development in a Watershed, and the Final Panel (Natural World; Ecosystems)
  • Read Chp: 7,8,9 in Grapes of Wrath (Creativity and Expression; Translating Ideas)
  • Wrote about two images that struck us that we found in chp 7,8, or 9 in Grapes of Wrath
  • Water Chp: 6,7 (QUANTITATIVE & EMPIRICAL REASONING; Scientific Inquiry, Nature of Science, Mathematical Modeling, Cause and Effect)
  • Read: "The Three Waters Project" answered questions on the text ( Creativity and Expression; Public writing)
  • Read " The Last Drop: The global water crisis" answered questions on the text (Culture and Society; Global Perspective)
  • Kelly diNatale spoke on water law (Citizenship; Politics and Political Systems)
2. What significant learning did you achieve?  For each, list in parentheses any TWS concepts, skills, or experiences it addresses.
 From the conference I really did not learn that much, more had my mind opened to many more questions. A few where:
How do you develop in a watershed? How do you minimize unnatural run off? What are ways we c an harness this run off or storm water and use it to our benefit? Is early snow melt really that bad or is it part of a natural cycle that we may have or might not have effected? What are impacts of this early run off on our drinking water resources? For all of the above what are projections for the future in each area?
How can we holistically handle water?
In the artical "The Last Drop: The global water crisis" I  really got a feel for the magnitude of the situation and how many people by death, or otherwise are being directly effected by the lack of access  to clean drinking water. Not to mention how water is being sold and how it is a multi billion dollar market, this drives greed which drives the uncaring attitude which is a huge reason why so many people are dying, the humanity is no longer there, its about the money.

3. What products have you produced that support the information above? Provide links where possible
I have written two paragraphs on images I found in the text of Grapes of Wrath. Image One  Image Two( Creativity and Expression; Public writing)
I have the answers to the questions asked by Mike in response to the two readings he had us do. New Yorker Article Questions and Answers (Culture and Society; Global Perspective)

4. Reflect on your learning for the last two weeks.  Unless your teacher gives you an alternative, you can use the following prompt:  How have the new concepts, skills, and experiences you have acquired over the last two weeks changed, reinforced, countered, or added to what you already knew?  How do you imagine these could be useful to you in the future?  What new questions have been generated?
This has been a week of questions for me. I have learned enough to know now what to start asking, how to ask and where I can start to find answers. The new ideas and information are great, but can over whelming because there is so much. But even if I miss the main ideas, or points in a lecture or reading I can come up with a question that will address what I missed or what I am interested in further understanding.

9/10 example, thanks to JT


“TRACER” – The Two-week Reflection And Collection of Evidence Report

EXPEDITION:  Water in the West

1. What did you DO during this period of time?  For each, list in parentheses any TWS concepts, skills, or experiences it addresses.
  • during expidetion we took a field trip to the moffat water treatment plant. we got a tour of the plant and we learned about the cycle of the water in the plant. ( resource use)
  • in sarah's part of our expedition we read part of the book  The Milagro Beanfield War which is about a small town and a company that owns part of the water in the town.(Seeing New Perspectives)((i had trouble with this one, could someone help me out maybe?))
  • we wrote about a sentence from the book that we choose. we wrote why we chose the sentence.(Personal writing)
  • we drew the water cycle in mike class and worked on the ratios of the water on the earth.(Ecosystems)
  • in our expedition art we created art that would be put up for sale.(Aesthetic Appreciation, Authentic Expression)
  • in mike class  we were paired with a partner and chose one thing to research within the boundrys of the watershed. my partner and I choose the moffat tunnel.(Research Skills)
2. What significant learning did you achieve?  For each, list in parentheses any TWS concepts, skills, or experiences it addresses.
  • I learned how water is treated in a water treatment plant. there are three main steps; the water come's into the plant from its soruce and is mixed with a few chemicals making the dirt clump together and sink to the bottom of the tank allowing the fresh water to be taken out; then the extracted water is filtered again through a sand bed which captures more dirt particles; then the water goes through a chlorine bath; then it is stored and then sent out to the homes.(wellness, Field-Based Investigation)
  • I learned about the water cycle; starting at precipertation water can become run-off(rivers, streems,ect.) , it can soak into the ground, or immeditly evaporate. when undergound the water can flow in underground streems into aqua ducts or wells, or it can be taken up by plants which my cause transpiration. there are a few more steps but this covers a good portion of the cycle.(energy use, ecosystems)
  • i learned about the moffat tunnel  cost 18 billion dollars to make which was three times more then what they expected. (Research Skills)
3. What products have you produced that support the information above? Provide links where possible
4. Reflect on your learning for the last two weeks.  Unless your teacher gives you an alternative, you can use the following prompt:  How have the new concepts, skills, and experiences you have acquired over the last two weeks changed, reinforced, countered, or added to what you already knew?  How do you imagine these could be useful to you in the future?  What new questions have been generated?
 Befor learing about this new information this past week, i had very little knowledg concerning anything about water. i now know what goes on in a water treatment plant. i now know more then i previsouly know about the water cycle. I remember hearing something about a membrane of some sort that can filter water very well and i have been wonder if using that would help filter out our water or if it would then why arent we using it? I also learned that the Moffat tunnel is used for transporting water from west of the divide to the east, for denver. Origanlly i thought i was only mad for getting accross the divide.



SKILLBUILDER 1: math

1. What did you DO during this period of time?  For each, list in parentheses any TWS concepts, skills, or experiences it addresses.
  • our class learned about systems of equasions and how to solve them using graphing, substition, or elimination. (Perspective & Number Sense)
2. What significant learning did you achieve?  For each, list in parentheses any TWS concepts, skills, or experiences it addresses.
  • i learned how to find the profit of a furniture store based on the price of what there seling how many they sold and how much they made.(Experimental Methods)
3. What products have you produced that support the information above? Provide links where possible
  • in class we solved two word problems both relating to systems of equasions. one was about a caterer who sells hot-dogs and hamburgers and another about a furniture store who sells two different types of chairs.

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