Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Vocabulary To Know!

Students, use your dictionary and journal to explore these words: (or you can use the online dictionary) Challenge: Can you think of any other words that may be useful to know? See if you can think of at least two! Add them to your journal. Now, which word is new to your vocabulary? Circle the word(s). Choose two words to write two super sentences.

  • biodiversity
  • ecosystem
  • parasitoids
  • predator
  • herbivore
  • pesticide
  • larva
  • pupa
  • metamorphosis

Looking to Identify a Caterpillar?

Watch for pictures of caterpillar that our team finds, then use the website below to see if you can identify the kind  of caterpillar.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Take this poll!
Students, click the link above (it says "Take this poll!) to take a poll on what you think the most important step is in the scientific method. There is no right or wrong answer. I'm looking for your opinions. Also, write in your journal about why you made the choice.

Friday, March 6, 2009


Hello visitors!  I'm excited that you stopped by.  I'm Mrs. Duff and I teach third grade at Taylor Ranch School in Venice, FL.  This blog is created to share my upcoming adventure to New Orleans, LA.  I was lucky enough to receive a fellowship from EarthWatch to spend days "Live from the field."  I will be sharing my experiences about the scientific process and all I learn.  My trip will begin on Thursday, April 17, 2009, so please stop by often.