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[Channel-talklife] #5 Guided Channel-TalkLife Posting

From: Miriam <bikedoctor@frontiernet.net>
Date: Mon Apr 24 2006 - 14:07:33 EDT
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Guided Channel-TalkLife Posting
The assignment is to "describe how you could develop a unit on the
fundamentals of evolution (e.G., variation, adaptation, natural selection)
using these animals. (dogs and cats) Be sure to discuss how you would tailor
the concepts addressed during this session to the grade level you teach.
Grade level = 6th grade
Have each student pick a photo of a dog, perhaps based on their own pet,
from a set of cards with dogs on them. Have them describe the differences
in each dog. Use jokes that refer to dogs personalities. (attached) to
show variety in dogs.
Discuss reasons for differences. (variation) Explain that all dogs are
descended from the wolf. Study wolf characteristics.
6th graders love to have variety in activities. Here are several activities
they could do to further study the dogs.
Sort dogs into catagories. I.e. - big, small, working, etc.
Create concept maps of the variety of dogs
Play GoFish with cards - matching breeds
Discuss differences between species and breeds.
Create a new breed of dog. - Groups of students could hypothethically breed
card dogs to form a new dog. Have them draw their new dog and explain why
and how they got the new traits.
Discuss natural selection compared to artificial selection.
Any other ideas from anyone?
Miriam
 
 
 
 
 
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Subject: How many dogs does it take to change a lightbulb
   

1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our
whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned
out bulb?

2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up
to code.

3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!

4. Rottweiler: Make me.

5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.

6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I?
Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!

7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the
dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more
perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the
situation.

8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the
walls and furniture.

9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light
bulb?

10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark


11. Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.

12. Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there ...

13. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

14. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little
circle ...

15. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By
the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

The Cat's Answer: "Dogs do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs
 So, the real question is: How long will it be before I can expect some
light, some dinner, and a massage?"

ALL OF WHICH PROVES, ONCE AGAIN, THAT WHILE DOGS HAVE MASTERS, CATS HAVE
STAFF


 
 
 

Subject: How many dogs does it take to change a lightbulb
      

1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!

4. Rottweiler: Make me.

5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.

6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!

7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.

8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.

9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb?

10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.

11. Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.

12. Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there ...

13. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

14. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle ...

15. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

The Cat's Answer: "Dogs do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the real question is: How long will it be before I can expect some light, some dinner, and a massage?"

ALL OF WHICH PROVES, ONCE AGAIN, THAT WHILE DOGS HAVE MASTERS, CATS HAVE STAFF

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