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Middle School Members: Lydia, Connie, Logan, and Reed

Mentors: Kevin and Jane
Instructions: Create your group daily WIKI journal by typing in text and incorporating images and/or links as appropriate. Consider the the following questions in your journal:
1) What is today's theme?
2) What do you like the most about today's program?
3) What have you learned from today about geosciences?
4) What can I apply from today's learning? (to everyday life, to share with your friends or parents, etc.)

Day 1 - June 14


Today we went to two natural museums. The first one was the yates mill dam. It was fun. When we got into the building, we went into a theater. Then we watched a movie the dam. It was long and exiting, it had some facts about the geology of NC. We learned about ponds, lakes, wildlife, history [S1] and more. Than we went outside and looked at our GPS. We had to find where we were using the coordinates on the GPS. We saw a windmill near a small pond. It was moving, processing water into other areas. A couple of hours later, we went inside the museum and looked at the exhibits. They were fascinating, because they showed one of the most primitive ‘’machines’’ ever made. They also displayed some animals near the inventions. I identified almost every species of animal on the rack, from foxes to turtles to snakes to hawks to ducks.
After we left the yates mill dam, we went to the museum of natural history of science. I liked the museum the best. It was big and had stuffed animals everywhere.
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· The mill was made from erosion resistant rock.
· The mill is about ~250 years old.
· We entered a waypoint at the mil.
· The wild life includes wildlife beaver, water snakes, fish, and otter.
· The broke mill equipment was thrown in the mud under the mill.

1: the theme of today's geosciences is the geography in North Carolina.
2:The museum was a favorite because the exhibits were. We also liked the dam because the edge of the dam was cool. See the inhabitants of the mill.

Day 2 - June 15



1. The theme of today was how do we gather information about the earth?
2. The things we liked the most about today were that we walked around, looked at trees, climbed trees, and that we went outside. We also liked learning about how to use the GPS, and using the data we gathered with it to present our research.
3. Some things we learned about geosciences were how to map tree diversity, and we can use these skills to map other things too. Another thing that we learned was that the GPS units weren’t as accurate as we had imagined. We also learned how to find a waypoint already on a GPS, and how to upload them on to a computer.
4. We can apply the things we learned today in normal life in that we now know how to navigate using a GPS, and how to use Google Earth. Also, that some GPSs are more accurate than others.

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Day 3 - June 16



  1. todays theme was what rocks can tell us about the earth
  2. what we liked most about today's program was hiking, climbing the trees, looking for rocks, and the wild life we saw.
  3. today we learned that rocks can be magnetic, the fault line on the map is non active or accurate, the rocks in the fualt line are magnetic, and what science is.
  4. things we can apply to real life are trees are fun to climb, how to use the arc gis software, and how to know if a map in inaccurate.

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Day 4 - June 17

1) What is today's theme?
2) What do you like the most about today's program?
3) What have you learned from today about geosciences?
4) What can I apply from today's learning? (to everyday life, to share with your friends or parents, etc.)

The theme of today's geosciens Interactions between humans and nature we also enjoyed looking at the river habitats The habitats included riffle and pool and step. The diferent stage of all the restoration was interesting. We won magnets in a contest to see what happened to Crabtree mall and the creek next of. we also found a very large leucogneiss. We can destroy and restore nature in urban area's through the thought of storm water run off. We learned about how humans can effect the streams in a posstive way. We learned that litter will end up in streams one way or another. Trash like liqiud fall into the ponds near urban areas. If you own a house on a flood plane than your house can be destroyed.

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Day 5 - June 18

Final thoughts about our GIMS Program or the summer camp?