Sunday, April 14, 2013

MARIPOSAS MONARCA

El pasado mes de marzo, fue un gran mes!! Recibimos aquí en el colegio a nuestros hermanos de Canadá de Chimney Hill B.C.






Con ellos compartimos momentos increíbles aprendiendo de ellos y ellos de nosotros.  Como parte de nuestras actividades, investigamos sobre la Mariposa Monarca, puesto que este pequeño animalito tiene una relación especial entre México y Canadá.


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Visitamos Valle de Bravo/We visited Valle de Bravo


And learn about the Butterflies lively!!!




We all share the experience of learning together.


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Con ellos también realizamos entrevistas para aprender y comparar la relación que existe entre nuestros países.



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Compartimos con ustedes nuestra experiencia y datos importantes que encontramos al visitar también el Santuario de las Mariposas en Valle de Bravo.






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Sixth graders research

Monarch butterfly 

Since the 19th century, it has been found in New Zealand, and in Australia since 1871, where it is called the wanderer. It is resident in the Canary Islands, the Azores, and Madeira, and is found as an occasional migrant in Western Europe and a rare migrant in the United Kingdom. Its wings feature an easily recognizable orange and black pattern, with a wingspan of 8.9–10.2 cm (3½–4 in).Female monarchs have darker veins on their wings, and the males have a spot called the androconium in the center of each hind wing. Males are also slightly larger than female monarchs.The monarch is famous for its southward migration and northward return in summer from Canada to Mexico and Baja California which spends the life of three to four generations of the butterfly.A color variation has been observed in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and the United States as early as the late 19th century. Named nivosus by lepidopterists, it is grayish-white in all areas of the wings that are normally orange.In North America, the monarch ranges from southern Canada to northern South America. It rarely strays to western Europe (rarely as far as Greece) from being transported by US ships or by flying there if weather and wind conditions are right. It has also been found in Bermuda, Hawaii, the Solomons, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Australia, New Guinea, Ceylon, India, the Azores, and the Canary Islands.The length of these journeys exceeds the normal lifespan of most monarchs, which is less than two months for butterflies born in early summer. The last generation of the summer enters into a nonreproductive phase known as diapause, which may last seven months or more.
Tessy

Aprendiendo durante nuestro viaje al Santuario 







Monarch butterfly
Insect

The monarch butterfly is a milkweed butterfly, in the family Nymphalidae. It is perhaps the best known of all North American butterflies. Retrived from Wikipedia
Scientific name: Danaus plexippus
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Danaus
Symbol of: Vermont, West Virginia, Minnesota, Texas, Alabama, Idaho, Illinois

Monarch Butterfly




Andrés

La mariposa monarca, (Danaus plexippus), es una especie de lepidóptero ditrisio de la familia Nymphalidae. Es quizás la más conocida de todas las mariposas de América del Norte. Desde el siglo XIX ha sido introducida en Nueva Zelanda y en Australia
Danaus plexippus es un lepidóptero que emprende un largo viaje de más de 4.000 km hacia México.

La razón de la migración de estas 100 a 140 millones de mariposas monarca estriba en que sólo es posible alcanzar la madurez sexual en climas templados. Para lograrlo hiberna a 3.300 m de altura, en Sierra Madre, donde la temperatura las mantiene aletargadas. Llegada la primavera, la mariposa se reproduce y emprende el camino de vuelta.

Kevin

Un gran número de mariposas monarca hiberna en México, concretamente en el sector central del país en el que se halla el parque nacional al que estos invertebrados han dado nombre. Sus migraciones entre el centro de México y el centro-norte de Estados Unidos, aunque extenuantes, las realizan dos veces en sus dos años de vida. Los científicos piensan que el clima montañoso les ofrece una combinación favorable de humedad y temperatura que impide que la mariposa se deseque y ralentice su metabolismo, para así conservar sus reservas de grasa. El viaje más largo registrado en una mariposa monarca adulta marcada fue de 2.900 kilómetros. Todos los otoños emigran más de 3.000 km, desde Canadá y el norte de los Estados Unidos hasta Florida, México o California, donde pasan el invierno. Todos los años realizan la misma ruta, descansan en los mismos sitios y se dirigen al mismo árbol. Durante la semi-hibernación invernal, decenas de miles de estos lepidópteros comparten el mismo árbol. — withJvs Sixthgrade.






Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterflies are the most beautiful of all butterflies, some say, and are considered the “king” of the butterflies, hence the name “monarch”. There are lots of very cool things to learn about the monarch butterfly and we’ll try to get through most of them here.

Monarch butterflies go through four stages during one life cycle, and through four generations in one year

In February and March, the final generation of hibernating monarch butterflies comes out of hibernation to find a mate. They then migrate north and east in order to find a place to lay their eggs. This starts stage one and generation one of the new year for the monarch butterfly.

Monarch butterflies are not able to survive the cold winters of most of the United States so they migrate south and west each autumn to escape the cold weather. The monarch migration usually starts in about October of each year, but can start earlier if the weather turns cold sooner than that.

The monarch butterflies will spend their winter hibernation in Mexico and some parts of Southern California where it is warm all year long. If the monarch lives in the Eastern states, usually east of the Rocky Mountains, it will migrate to Mexico and hibernate in oyamel fir trees. If the monarch butterfly lives west of the Rocky Mountains, then it will hibernate in and around Pacific Grove, California in eucalyptus trees. Monarch butterflies use the very same trees each and every year when they migrate, which seems odd because they aren’t the same butterflies that were there last year. These are the new fourth generation of monarch butterflies, so how do they know which trees are the right ones to hibernate in? Monarch butterflies are the only insect that migrates to a warmer climate that is 2,500 miles away each year.
 — with Jvs Sixthgrade.
Karen



MONARCH BUTTERFLY

The monarch butterfly is the only butterfly that fly both north and south.
Monarch butterflys fly southward, migrations stars in August before the first frost.
By the end of October butterflys migrate to Michoacan.
During this migrations female mornarch butterflys lay eggs for the next generation.
The butterfly that leaves Canada and USA is not the same who arrives to Mexico, they reproduce during migration.
During diapause, butterflies fly to one of many overwintering sites. The overwintering generation generally doesn't reproduce until it leaves the overwintering site in February and March.
The 2nd, 3rd and 4th generations return to their northern locations in USA and Canada in spring.


Ren

I think that the Monarch Butterflies are so beautiful,they arrived from U.S.A,Canada and Mexico.Not to Mexico city they go to Valle de Bravo and Michoacan.If the butterflies have sex the male die.
I love them they are part of nature !

Mica

The monarch is especially known for its long annual migration. Make mass migration south from August to October, while migrates north in spring. Robert Michael, "National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies"  Females lay eggs for the next generation during these migrations. The population east of the Rockies overwinter in the states of Mexico and Michoacan, Mexico, in the Biosphere Reserve of the Monarch Butterfly. These sanctuaries were declared in 2008 as a World Heritage Site in the form of natural places. The eastern population overwinters in various locations in the central coastal area of California, United States, primarily in Pacific Grove and Santa Cruz. The length of these journeys exceeds the life of any butterfly (live four days as egg, two weeks as a caterpillar, chrysalis 10 days and 2-6 weeks butterfly). The manner in which the species is able to return to the same overwintering sites after several generations is still under investigation, the flight patterns are inherited, based on a mixture of circadian rhythms and the sun's position in the cielo which are based on their antenas.

Monarch butterflies completely cover the trees.
It is one of the few insects that fails to make transatlantic crossings. A few monarch butterflies arrive southwest of Great Britain and Spain in the years of favorable winds, and have even permanently installed in the Canary Islands since 1804, in Tenerife and in parks and Los Arcornocales Strait in Cadiz province, thanks to the warm weather and the existence of plants they need to survive, introduced by man: the adelfilla, which must have come from Central America in the sixteenth century, and matte silk, which came from Africa in XVIII.18 19
Max
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- Sofi: 
Yo opino que la noticia o reportaje es muy interesante y muy linda ya que aparte de explicar sobre las mariposas monarca cuenta la pedida de matrimonio de una pareja. 

De gran belleza y colorido, las mariposas monarca son de vital importancia en el ciclo de la vida como agente polinizador y factor de equilibrio ecológico en los bosques que habitan.

Se distinguen de sus congéneres por su longevidad; mientras otras mariposas viven tiene un ciclo vital de 24 días, las Monarca puede vivir hasta 9 meses.

A su vez, sus alas presentan un patrón de color naranja y negro fácilmente reconocibles.
Es difícil decir cuántos huevos ponen las mariposas hembras durante sus vidas, pero se estima que el promedio en su hábitat natural es probablemente entre 300 y 400.
Durante su viaje y estancia en México se cortejan y reproducen los ejemplares adultos y nace la generación que volará en marzo hacia el EEUU y Canadá; ninguna de ellas regresará a México, pues su ciclo de vida dura sólo algunas semanas.


- Luna
La mariposa monarca tiene unas alas que presentan un patrón de colores naranja y negro fácilmente reconocible. La hembra monarca tiene venas más oscuras en sus alas, además de ser más delgadas y el macho tiene un lugar en el centro de una vena de cada ala posterior en el que se liberan feromonas, y además, es ligeramente más grande. Su longevidad puede alcanzar los 9 meses, mientras que otras especies duran unos pocos días. La monarca contiene glucósidos cardiacos en su cuerpo, tomado de las plantas de asclepias que las orugas comen y resultan venenosas para los depredadores, esto, como es lógico, la lleva a tener una imitadora, la mariposa virrey, la cual es inofensiva, pero se puede confundir fácilmente con una monarca, aún siendo considerablemente más pequeña. (en la imagen. Izquierda: Monarca Derecha: Virrey)






- Xime:
Yo opino que la noticia o reportaje es muy interesante y muy linda ya que aparte de explicar sobre las mariposas monarca cuenta la pedida de matrimonio de una pareja.

De gran belleza y colorido, las mariposas monarca son de vital importancia en el ciclo de la vida como agente polinizador y factor de equilibrio ecológico en los bosques que habitan.

Se distinguen de sus congéneres por su longevidad; mientras otras mariposas viven tiene un ciclo vital de 24 días, las Monarca puede vivir hasta 9 meses.

A su vez, sus alas presentan un patrón de color naranja y negro fácilmente reconocibles.
Es difícil decir cuántos huevos ponen las mariposas hembras durante sus vidas, pero se estima que el promedio en su hábitat natural es probablemente entre 300 y 400.
Durante su viaje y estancia en México se cortejan y reproducen los ejemplares adultos y nace la generación que volará en marzo hacia el EEUU y Canadá; ninguna de ellas regresará a México, pues su ciclo de vida dura sólo algunas semanas.

Yo me identifico con estas mariposas ya que viajan como si estuvieran de vacaciones y yo usualmente viajo en las vacaciones.

Fuente:http://mariposamonarca.semarnat.gob.mx/monarca.html


- Saul
Para mi la historia hablaba bien de México sin importar lo que digan otros países y que la gente puede visitar México con seguridad ya que los grupos de criminales solo pelean entre sí para obtener más territorios.
Yo lo compare cuando me mude de casa para vivir en un mejor lugar con muchas mejores cosas como la escuela.
Me pareció buena historia ya que nos contaba los diferentes sitios que podemos visitar.
Lo que yo se de las mariposas es que son la evolución del gusano y vienen a México por cuestiones de clima




- Diana
La mariposas monarca tienen colores llamativos,las mariposas monarca es una especie de lepidóptoro,las mariposas monarca emigran desde Canada a México sus alas presentan un patrón de colores naranja y negro,las hembras monarca tienen venas mas oscuras en sus alas,el macho son más grandes que las hembras,la mariposas monarca tiene colores llamativos para espantar posibles depredadores.
Yo comparo a las m
ariposas monarca con las mudanzas porque cambian de un lugar a otro.

- Mauricio
Yo opino que ya no talarán los árboles y que hubiera más seguridad en esa parte. También opino que es padre que las mariposas monarca vengan a nuestro país.

Sus alas presentan un patrón de colores naranja y negro fácilmente reconocible, con una envergadura de entre 8,9 y 10,2 cm. La hembra monarca tiene venas más oscuras en sus alas, además de ser más delgadas7 y el macho tiene un lugar en el centro de una vena de cada ala posterior en el que se liberan feromonas,8 y además, es ligeramente más grande.

Yo comparo a las mariposas monarca con los humanos porque los humanos viajan a la playa y después regresan a su casa y las mariposas monarca vienen a México y después regresan a Canadá.


Y TU? COMO TE COMPARAS CON LAS MARIPOSAS MONARCA?


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GLOBAL WARMING AND ENERGY

Como parte de las actividades y del programa de nuestro colegio, estamos estudiando el calentamiento global y algunos problemas que se relacionan.

Utilizamos el Facebook como medio de publicación, para darles a conocer a nuestros compañeros información que estamos aprendiendo y que queremos compartir.

Sabemos que a través de esta comunicación, estamos aprendiendo a redactar, a publicar y a dar retroalimentación.  Sabemos que las redes sociales nos ayudan a aprender, y el utilizar estos medios hace que nuestro aprendizaje salga del salón de clases para convertirlo en saberes para toda la vida.

Compartimos información a cerca del tema del CALENTAMIENTO GLOBAL Y LA DIFERENTES TIPOS Y FUENTES DE ENERGÍA

About energy:
1:The energy than is obtain by the sun is called solar energy and it's very useful
2:The wind energy can be obtained in any moment in were the wind are very strong
3: the photosynthesis is the process in where we get energy of the plants
4:The water when was moving it produce a energy and that's the form of we get energy of the water

Global warming
The global warming in Mexico are very dangerous and have to many consequence like:there's more hot in Mexico,there's water shortage, and the level of the water of the ocean grow.

Saul

About energy
The Sun produce solar energy. the solar energy is received by solar pannels and it becomes in electricity.
If we use windmils the air becomes in electricity.
There is a lamp that their energy is produced by plants.
The water produce an energy that is called hydro power.

Global warming in Mexico.
The global warming in Mexico is very high, there are very hot places in Mexico because the global warming is affecting these country and others. The global warming is caused because many people pollute the world.

Leonardo

Global warming
Global warming is affecting all the planet... If we were talking about Mexico, I can say that temperature is changing a lot, Mexico is hot... Now imagine without the ozone layer... Is hotter! People living in Mexico is getting sick because of this problem. Your skin can burn and maybe that can cause a problem of Cancer, if you are changing of temperature quickly maybe you can get sick of your nose etc.! Take care of the planet!

Energy
Renewable energy is energy that comes from resources which are continually replenished such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.
Solar energy applies energy from the sun in the form of solar radiation for heat or to generate electricity.
Geothermal energy is from thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth. Thermal energy is the energy that determines the temperature of matter.
Airflows can be used to run wind turbines. Modern utility-scale wind turbines range from around 600 kW to 5 MW of rated power.

Dany

Global Warming
Global warming is a very severe problem that affects all the countries throughout the world. In Mexico, climate is changing because of global warming. Climate in all the country is getting hotter reaching very high temperature for the people that are living here.

Energy Resources
The Sun produce solar energy, with the use of solar panels this energy can be converted in electrical energy.
With the use of windmills, wind can also be converted in electrical energy.
Water produce hydropower that can be harnessed for some useful purposes, for example, for the use of watermills or sawmills.

Xime

Kinds of Energy

Mechanical Energy is the energy of motion that does the work like the wind turns a windmill.

Heat Energy where motion or rise in temperature is caused by heat like a fire in your fireplace.

Solar energy is where natural energy that comes from Sun can turn to electrical energy by solar panels.

Sofi

México affect the ozon layer because a lot of persons in Mexico didn't put the trash in the correct place so they pollute.
The sun give su energy with the solar panels .

You can use the air and wind turbines to have energy .
Some ingeniers want to do a machine of cars that get the energy of the water and not of the oil.
José María

Global Warming
The global warming affects the planet because the people contaminate the sidewalks is very affected in Mexico because we pollute all,the temperatures are changed in poles and this temperature is very high.

Energy Recources
The sun give us the solar energy,to have this solar energy we have to use special things like the solar panel.
The wind is the second resource that we can use,we can use the wind turbines
The water is the last resource that we can use,we can use biopolymer,textil mills.
Diana

Global warming.
Global warming affects the ozone layer in all the world but one of the most affected countries is mexico,the temperatures have changed now all the year we have high temperature and we have to use sun protector for don't get too hot .

Energy produced by....
The sun.
the sun pimarly produce light so it can produce electric light by the solar pannels .
Water.
the hidráulic energy can be used by the forcé of the wáter.
Air.
the eolic energy is created basicly by the forcé of the wind and it can make factories work.
Daniel

Global warming 
The global warming problem refers to the accumulation of gases in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Energy Resources
Renewable energy resources, such as wind, solar and hydropower, offer clean alternatives to fossil fuels. They produce little or no pollution or greenhouse gases, and they will never run out.
Hector

Problems of Global Warming in Mexico
One problem is that the wheather is changing because we contaminate the air using cars and if the wheather change it can produce droughts.
Mauricio

Problems of Global Warming in Mexico 
The problems are thant in Mexico now a days the wheather is very hot and some people burn and other is that many things with water are dry.

Energy Resources 
The Sun can gave us solar energy, to have solar energy you have to use special things like a solar panel.
The wind is another resource, to obtain the energy you have to use a mill.
The wáter is a resource where you can obtain Hydropower, this energy can be use to make watermills, sawmills, textile mills, power houses and paint making.

Angel

PRONS AND CONS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY

Nuclear energy usually means the part of the energy of an atomic nucleus, which can be released by fusion or fission or radioactive decay
BENEFFITS:
That we are not using petrol, gas etc. and it's better for the world
DAMAGES: 
That it pollutes... Not so much as petrol but it also pollutes 
My opinion: Maybe we can change our fuel for this one so we can recycle and not polluting(:

Nclear Energy

The sun and stars are seemingly inexhaustible sources of energy. That energy is the result of nuclear reactions, in which matter is converted to energy. We have been able to harness that mechanism and regularly use it to generate power. Presently, nuclear energy provides for approximately 16% of the world's electricity. Unlike the stars, the nuclear reactors that we have today work on the principle of nuclear fission. Scientists are working like madmen to make fusion reactors which have the potential of providing more energy with fewer disadvantages than fission reactors.

I think the nuclear energy is important because probably in the future we need thig types of enrgy.






DISCRIMINACIÓN/DISCRIMINATION PROJECT

DISCRIMINACIÓN/ DISCRIMINATION

The process:

We have been going through a deliberation process to choose a common global issue to address, the goal is to create a story that conveys a message against discrimination and design a play that we will present in our Mother´s Day Festival. 

We are working in teams:

El proceso:
Durante este ciclo escolar hemos trabajado junto con otros países y con otras personas para identificar problemas sociales que nos preocupan desde un punto de vista global.  Hemos realizado diferentes actividades para darnos cuenta de los problemas mundiales que existen entrevistando a otros niños y a otras personas en México y en otras partes del mundo.  Después de deliberar a cerca de que problema es para nosotros importante atacar, decidimos que la DISCRIMINACIÓN.  

Hemos aprendido la importancia de crear un proyecto y de planear los pasos a seguir, para llegar a un resultado.  

Hemos aprendido a trabajar en equipo y a utilizar las redes sociales y la tecnología para aprender y para dar a conocer a otros lo que aprendemos.

Hemos aprendido la importancia del lenguaje para comunicarnos tanto en inglés como en español.  

Hemos aprendido a respetar y a retroalimentar a nuestros compañeros con comentarios constructivos en la red.

Hemos aprendido la importancia de la EMPATIA, para poder comunicarnos con otros y la practicamos con diferentes actividades todos los días. 

Hemos aprendido técnicas multimedia para comunicar distintos mensajes.

Utilizamos y desarrollamos la creatividad, cada grupo trabaja con sus ideas y nos divertimos con ello.

Aprendemos de otros al compartir nuestro aprendizaje!

Hemos  aprendido a investigado en diversas fuentes de información digitales y en libros a cerca de la discriminación.

 Hemos aprendido el poder de  la estrategia TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING para producir contenido que llegue a muchas personas y que ayude a identificar, a hacer conciencia y a unirse a nuestro proyecto participando activamente.  El crear historias, hace que podamos incluir la EMOCIÓN en el aprendizaje, por lo tanto estamos haciendo lo siguente:

Our story of discrimination.

While Dan, Hector and Angel were investigating about discrimination our partners were working saying ideas to make the story 

While we were writing our story our partners were doing the dialogues for the assemble and decide who would be the principal characters

While we were memorizing our dialogues our partners were reading their dialogues.
Angel and Saul


Our project
Our project is based on migrant discrimination.
First we were divided in teams and we were investigating about discrimination, then while some teams were investigating about different types of discrimination other teams were investigating why does discrimination occurs.
Then we investigated some movies, music & documentals about discrimination, we didn't have a type of discrimination yet so we were searching about all kind of discrimination we can use.
While we were searching that, Miss Martha checked our work so she can decide which movie can we adapt & perform.
Then Miss Martha finally decided to make our own version of "West Side Story", so then she created 2 teams in which we were going to make our own story based on that movie (West Side Story- Migrant discrimination).
Finally we made our own dialogues so at the end we joined the two stories and only made one.


While Angel, Saul and Mauricio were investigating something about inmigrants Daniel was investigating about problems that the inmigrants have when they wanted to cross the border.
With that information the group decided to use it and join the information with the story and also tell how migrants are treated in other country.
Then while we began writing the story the other members of the team were writing the dialogs and then we finish all.

By Daniel and Mauricio.


Story of our assembly

While we did our story we were investigating about different kinds of discrimination.
Our story is about discrimination to migrants, it is based on "West Side Story" and the scenery is Canada, where four Puerto Rican guys arrived illegally to have a better life.
We did our story together although we had some problems because we couldn't get to an agreement. We started working our story all together but we couldn't finish it the same day. The next day, we continued with our story but we divided our team, while half of the team were working on the story, the other half were working on the dialogues. We spent some days working on dialogues and making characters but at the end, we finished them.
Them,when we finished it all we sent it to miss Martha and she selected one story and corrected it.Then miss Martha printed the story and gave us the dialogues.