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Tuesday, March 28

  1. page Kangaroos and Opossums edited ... Videos: http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/planet-earth-deserts-red-kangaroos.html ... hot de…
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    Videos:
    http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/planet-earth-deserts-red-kangaroos.html
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    hot desert. h6f
    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1710833/kangaroo/
    this video talks about different behavior of kangaroos
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    this photo shows and explains key features of a Kangaroo. (above)
    {Red-Kangaroo-5legs.jpg}
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    kangaroo "crawl walking". (above)walking".(above)
    {red-kangaroos-male-female.jpg}
    This photo is of a male red kangaroo (left) and a female red kangaroo (right). (above)
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  2. page Kangaroos and Opossums edited ... Videos: http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/planet-earth-deserts-red-kangaroos.html ... hot de…
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    Videos:
    http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/planet-earth-deserts-red-kangaroos.html
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    hot desert. h6f
    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1710833/kangaroo/
    this video talks about different behavior of kangaroos
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Wednesday, October 16

  1. page Instructions for using Digital Microscopes edited ... Under Objective Lens, select "10x". Under circle diameter, type in "0.20" …
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    Under Objective Lens, select "10x". Under circle diameter, type in "0.20" mm. Click "Calibrate". {callibration_2.png}
    Follow the same procedure for high power. Move the objective lens to high power and get the circle in focus. In the Calibration Wizard,under Objective Lens, select "40x". Under circle diameter, type in "0.20" mm. Click "Calibrate".
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    making the
    pictures
    pictures or the
    TAKING A STILL IMAGE
    If you are starting with a new slide, then go to: File: capture or new.: then choose Live video and hit OK. This will bring up a new screen of what is on your microscope stage.
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    6:26 am
  2. page Instructions for using Digital Microscopes edited ... 7. VERY IMPORTANT! When you are measuring your amalgamation, you must be sure the calibration …
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    7. VERY IMPORTANT! When you are measuring your amalgamation, you must be sure the calibration is checked for the power that you actually used when making the
    pictures or the sizes will be way off.
    TAKING A STILL IMAGE
    If you are starting with a new slide, then go to: File: capture or new.: then choose Live video and hit OK. This will bring up a new screen of what is on your microscope stage.
    . {Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 8.24.03 AM.png} {Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 8.24.24 AM.png}
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    Print this and attach to your lab.
    Complete the other sections on your lab handouts ( questions, movement diagrams.)
    Movement VIDEO
    Capture video of organisms moving.
    Go to File/New
    Click on Live Video
    Make sure you are on low power . Find the best view of your organism. It is best to be sure it is in a corner and proceeding across your slide.
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    video camera (far right icon)(3rd over icon at top of your screen) {Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 9.09.31 AM.png}
    Before you continue change the settings:
    Save as: lastname1.organismname.mov
    Change the time limit to 15 sec.
    Save to Desktop
    {Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 9.11.06 AM.png}
    When you click "Save", it will start recording. The recording is complete when the bottom left says 100%.
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    the recording time.time
    Auto Capture and Amalgamation (skip this unless asked to do this)
    When you are ready to capture, click on the middle icon with the stopwatch (or File:Auto Capture)
    Here you will need to choose the interval you want (how often it takes a picture) and the total images (how long it will go). The time should be based on fast your organism moves. A slow moving organism should have a longer interval and can have fewer images.
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    6:18 am
  3. page Instructions for using Digital Microscopes edited ... Label parts of the organism. Use high power if possible. (See instructions below for labeling.…
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    Label parts of the organism. Use high power if possible. (See instructions below for labeling.)
    Print this and attach to your lab.
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    your lab handouts.handouts ( questions, movement diagrams.)
    Movement
    Capture video of organisms moving.
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    To label the parts, use the T for text box, which can then be sized to be a small box and moved to the right place, then connect to the body part by the line found on the paint row. {Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 9.02.48 AM.png}
    You can brighten the color of your organism by choosing adjust under Image - there are 3 options to play with to enhance your photo and make it easier to see. This is important to do before trying to print it as they will be too dark otherwise.
    AMALGAMATION (if assigned)
    2. In the amalgamation use the same tool, measure each photo from the same point each time- ie. from the front end of the first figure to the front end of the next or the same part in each picture. Add the distances traveled(round to one decimal) in the time span you chose and calculate distance per second.Record in your table. The following was done using difference for the amalgamation choice. Note the blue arrows on the edges pointing downwards. See the Volvox section for an example using darkest as the choice. {amalgamation.png} .
    3. Repeat for each of the posted pictures for your organism and calculate a final average.
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    6:08 am
  4. page Instructions for using Digital Microscopes edited ... Go to: File: Save as. as: lastname. organismname. mix ... 8.36.22 AM.png} Open Open t…
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    Go to: File: Save as.
    as: lastname. organismname. mix
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    8.36.22 AM.png} Open
    Open
    the file
    Label the power at which this was taken
    Measure size on photo on the low power view only. (See instructions below for measuring.)
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    Repeat this for each of the captured pictures. Be sure to do it in order of the numbers on the files. (Be patient as this takes a slow, careful touch. Pause a moment before dragging or you will highlight it all at once).
    When complete, click on Amalgamation and choose Each of these amalgamation choices: Add, And, DIfference, Darkest. Click "OK" after each and go right back and do the next amagamation type. Do not click out or try to see the amalgamation yet or you will have to redo your lineup of pictures. If you have a slower organism, you might choose every other picture to see the images more spread out.
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    wiki, saved as: lastname.organismname.amal.bmpas:.organismname.amal.bmp On the
    Using the measuring tools
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    and release.
    A
    IMPORTANT: Go to measure: calibrations: then be sure the correct (10x or 40x) objective is chosen or your measurements will be scaled incorrectly.
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    large white
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    your lab.
    To
    Drag it to a spot at the bottom of your screen and hide all but the micron size part by pulling it below the bottom edge. {Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 8.56.34 AM.png}
    To
    label the
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    paint row. {Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 9.02.48 AM.png}
    You can brighten the color of your organism by choosing adjust under Image - there are 3 options to play with to enhance your photo and make it easier to see. This is important to do before trying to print it as they will be too dark otherwise.
    2. In the amalgamation use the same tool, measure each photo from the same point each time- ie. from the front end of the first figure to the front end of the next or the same part in each picture. Add the distances traveled(round to one decimal) in the time span you chose and calculate distance per second.Record in your table. The following was done using difference for the amalgamation choice. Note the blue arrows on the edges pointing downwards. See the Volvox section for an example using darkest as the choice. {amalgamation.png} .
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    6:04 am

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