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England brings FAME 2012 to a close

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 FAME 2012 ended today with the England group.  What a diverse set of offerings.....puppet shows, sword fighting, dancing, English accents, King John.  This group brought it all!   It was the perfect ending to FAME 2012.  Many thanks to Aniko and Bindu for the stellar photography and video.  Enjoy the pics, and see you next year.

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The Byzantine Empire and the Rise of Islam--FAME continues

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 The Rise of Islam and the Byzantine Empire were the topics during today's FAME presentations.  Justinian and Theodora were there, crusdaders fought, iconoclasts debated, and the rise of Islam brought the marvelous inventions from India and the Middle East to Spain and Northern Europe.  Again, many thanks to the parents who took the time to photograph, espcially Jason Stevens and Ruth Berkowitz.

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FAME 2012 continues with Japan

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 Japan continued FAME 2012 this afternoon.  Learning about clan warfare, bushido, the four-tier system, and the Mongol invasions were intertwined with original moving tales about Samurai honor and a village that needed to perfect the tea ceremony.  Many thanks to all the parents who photographed the event!  Enjoy the pictures!

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FAME 2012 begins with China

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 FAME 2012 kicked off with a terrific China presentation complete with Civil Service tests, authentic games, and, of course, lots of food!  Thanks to all who took pictures!  Special thanks to Rob and Dorothy.  Just click on an image to zoom in on it and download instructions.

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Welcome to 7th Grade Science!

 blue marble

A Year-long Investigation of Space, Earth, The Environment, & Human Responsibility

Teacher: Jesse Lowes

lowesj@catlin.edu

click HERE for my website

During this year in science we will focus on the guiding question, "What is my place and my role in the universe?". We will be approaching this question from many angles and on various levels. To begin with, we will consider where our Earth fits into the grand celestial scheme of things as we explore the mind-boggling realm of space science. After experiencing the allure of space and the remarkable technological advancements which allow humans to push the new human fronteir to the surface of Mars and beyond, we will come back home again to appreciate our one and only planet Earth. We will  look closely at the curiosity and marvel of life here on our planet  and will investigate how the biodiversity of life and the resources of our planet are interconnected in the web of ecology. Additionally, we will be looking critically at the human effect on our planet and learning valuable environmental science concepts and field skills. Finally, we will delve into the mysteries of the Earth beneath our feet as we come to better understand what makes the Earth look the way it does and what makes it shift, shake, and sometimes EXPLODE. On that note, the year will wrap up with a four-day trip to the flanks of Mt. St. Helens to get an up-close look at a recent Northwest eruption. 

It will be quite a year!

It is great to have you aboard.

 

 

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Japan Pics Part 3

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 Even more Japan pics!!!!

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Japan Pics Part 2

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 More Japan pics!

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FAME Week begins with Japan

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 Japan kicked things off with a heartwarming story about a peasant and a princess

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More China Pics!

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China presents Museum Day

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