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Natural Philosophy

I am extremely pleased to announce my newest class in the department of Nature Studies. 

Brightest Blessings,

Prof. Rainmaker 






Fieldwork
701: Trees 

L7,
2c

Teacher: Rainmaker

Description: As you have learned in the pre-requisite class, Treecosystems 201, trees are not just
an important part of the ecosystem of which we humans are a part, but they
can also form their own ecosystems that include everything from mammals and
birds to fungi and single cell organisms that live in the shared environment of
the tree. Even other trees can grow within the ecosystem. In this class, you
will learn in more depth what factors go into creating certain treecosystems.
Your assignments will focus on conducting some fieldwork to explore the
treecosystems in a natural area close to where you live.

Prerequisites: Treecosystems 201.

Materials: Outdoor observation tools: magnifying glass, ruler, measuring tape, small shovel or trowel, large plastic garbage
bag, camera, notepad and pencil (bring a nice long one) for recording, a soil
testing kit, a microscope (if you have access to one; itís not a requirement).

Ability to travel to a nature observation area, such
as a forest.

Safety Precautions: None.

Time: 4 weeks.

Lessons:

Syllabus

Lesson 1: Introduction

Lesson 2: The Scientific Method

Lesson 3: Formulating the Question

Lesson 4: Collecting Background Information

Lesson 5: Hypothesis

Lesson 6: Experiment and Data Collection

Lesson 7: Analysis

Lesson 8: Publishing

Lesson 9: Taking It a Step Further









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