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Image 1: Forest Researcher measuring the growth of a pine tree in the lab.
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Day 2 activity: Make copies of Eloise Gerry, Carlos Bates, Bruce Zobel, Malcolm Furniss, Jerry Franklinand Kent Kirk biography pages for each student in the class. Make 6 copies of Worksheet 3 for each group or individual student (depending on how you would like to do the activity).
Assessment Prep : Make copies of the Assessment you have chosen to use.
Assign: Gerry, Bates, Zobel, Furniss, Franklin & Kirk Biographies & Worksheet 3. You may consider dividing the students into groups and assigning one or two of the biographies to each group; allowing time in class for students to read the biographies and complete this worksheet.
Team Teaching Possibilities
Technology: Create graphs from survey data collect in Assessment 3
English: Complete Worksheet 1. Or discuss what a biography is and teach students how to be a biographer. Discuss with the students what kinds of information are needed to have a complete biography: name or names, place and date of birth, family, places lived, hobbies, occupations, significant incidents in his/her life, and what made him/her famous. Use examples from Activity 2 to help in this discussion. Possibly have students use these questions to become a biographer (in groups or individually), by writing a biography on other teachers in the school or on a parent/grandparent at home.
Math: Have students go to or call a local Recycling Center and find information to answer the following questions. How many aluminum cans need to be recycled to power a TV for an hour? How many hours are there in a year? With these two figures determine the number of aluminum cans needed to be recycled in order to power a TV for a year. You could contact the local recycling center or electric company to find out enough facts to create a worksheet with numerous questions based on discovered facts. Determining the number of cans needed to run the lights in the school for day, the number of pieces of paper or pounds of paper needed to be recycled to create a new ream of recycled paper, etc.
Science: Look into research projects currently underway today at the Forest Products Laboratory - Research in Progress.
Aldrich, Mark. "From Forest Conservation to Market Preservation: Invention and Diffusion of Wood-Preserving Technology, 1880-1939." Technology and Culture 47, no. 2 (April 1, 2006): 311-340.
Zerbe, John & Green, Phyllis. "Extending the Forest Resource: 90 Years of Progress at the Forest Products Laboratory." Forest History Today, (Fall 1999):9-14.
Federal Water Pollution Control Act (1948). http://www.answers.com/topic/federal-water-pollution-control-act-1948 . (viewed 6/28, 2007) (House Report no. 1829, to accompany Senate Bill 418, 80th Congress, 2d session, April 28, 1948)
Ice, George G. and Stednick, John D. "Forest Watershed Research in the United States." Forest History Today, Spring/Fall 2004.
Forest Products Laboratory, Environmental Technologies website. http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/research-highlights/init_env.html. (viewed 7/2/07).
Recycled Paper, Enzyme Treatment info: http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/pdf1996/sykes96b.pdf (viewed 7/6/07)
Bormett, David, Carl Houtman, Said Abubakr, and Joseph Peng, "Compatibility of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives With Recycling Unit Operations." AIChE Symposium Series No. 322, Vol. 95, 1999. http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/pdf1999/borme99a.pdf (viewed 7/6/07)
Davis , Christopher, "UF - Developed Paper Recycling Method Could Benefit Forests, Industry," University of Florida News, July 28, 2000, http://news.ufl.edu/2000/07/28/ink/ - 7/11/07
West, Terry. "Research in the USDA Forest Service: A Historians' View." Washington, DC: USDA Forest Service, History Unit, 1990.
Coleman, Donald G. "Eloise Gerry - Forest Products Laboratory (A Retirement Profile)" Wisconsin Academy Review, Vol. 2 (Spring 1955): 26-28. http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=turn&entity=WI.v2i2.p0030&isize=M - viewed 7/17/07
Miller, Regis B. Xylaria at the Forest Products Laboratory Past, Present, and Future, 1999. http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/WoodColl/MADw/xylaria%20at%20fpl.pdf – 7/17/07
Havlick, David, "Dr. Eloise Gerry, Scientist-Author-Teacher," Forest History Society, 2004. http://foresthistory.org/Research/usfscoll/people/Gerry/Gerry.html