Use the thread below as a gallery space for your Sci-Po and Visual Chapter Summary over Chapter 4, "The Rise of Corals," and Chapter 5, "The Heart of Lightness." Remember, stick to the protocols. There is power in protocols, for they often force our thinking toward a more creative level. This, of course, seems ironic before trying... but I think you'll soon see what I mean by that.
As always, post a reflection of this challenge and comment both on how this helped you learn the content of this part of the book, as well as how the processes of the task contributed to the cause specifically. I look forward to the discussion in the space below:
CHAPTER FOUR: The Rise of the Corals.
'New Beginnings' http://www.haikudeck.com/p/dY0Od3WKVn
My Haiku Deck serves the purpose of presenting how coral was a developing, complex process. The process became successful because of unique friendships. These friendships that were made mainly of zoox and coral which creates a bigger picture. For instance, look at the picture below taken by nashworld (goo.gl/GSk9H), this picture shows how multiple pieces of coral come together to create a beautiful puzzle that we know as the reef. This puzzle/reef then is tied to the food chains of the world. Ergo, the protection and admiration of the reefs should always be upmost important because life just may depend on it.
PhotoCredit: nashworld (goo.gl/GSk9H)
CHAPTER FIVE: The Heart of Lightness.
The use of my poem “entrancement” is to capture the essence of chapter five of The Enchanted Braid. The title of this chapter is “The Heart of Lightness.” In my poem, I tried to capture the concept of finding beauty of coral is like finding the light in a dark room. It’s a new adventure that many take for a special trance. It's a trance given through discovery, realizations, and appreciations. The only way to find this 'trance' is to look past the busy life and try to understand it one piece at a time.
new adventures await
daring us to take a chance
it’s never too late
for that special trance
the tropics mark
a region of dancing sunlight
like a spark
for life’s delight
“this is where it is at”
rejoiced one’s soul
when explaining the format
of the earth’s role
diversity leads us
to new a start
and this must be professed
for everyone will have their part
darwin pronounced a reef is like a city
chaotic to the new comer
but with once given the ability
one will see with a dreamer
intoxicating as it may be
the beauty of life
is held by a key
to all of the wildlife
I love your puzzle/reef description. That's exactly what I think of when I look at parts of the reef at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. It's a patchwork of species all fitted together, just so. I think these photos are good examples.
It is very intriguing how the corals come together in a manor that seems erratic, but upon closer exploration one can understand the patterns of their development. The novel "The Enchanted Braid," by Osha Gray Davidson that we are currently reading in class helps explain the importance and has given us great insight of life in the ocean.
In my Haiku Deck I tried to simply explain the things that were stated in chapter four of "The Enchanted Braid" about the difficulties that corals/reefs/coral reefs have gone through since they were first formed. They have had to find ways to adapt to rising and falling water levels, rising and falling water temperature, catastrophic events such as floods, and throughout all of this corals and reefs have survived, albeit at different levels of survival.
The Heart of Lightness
In the tropics the sun is king,
shining its intense light
on everyone, and every thing
all the time, except at night.
Here is where plants thrive,
feeding off of the suns rays,
even the rocks seem alive,
and they are in many ways.
Over in the Philippines,
"This is where it's at"
The life the sun brings,
it's as simple as that.
On the island of Manado
natural selection was decreed,
Darwin knew it also,
his theory then was freed.
Reefs are structured with patterns,
they are designed for exploration
much like a mysterious cavern,
the corals are grouped by zonation.
Corals have lived for thousands of years,
fighting many limitations of nature,
always grinding their gears,
they will continue to survive, of this I am sure.
Amazing Haiku Decks from all of you! May I share these with a local Youth Working Group at the sanctuary here in Texas?
I think Shelby did a great job on his sci-po. It explains how important the tropics are and how much the sun affects the life of diversity there.
Chapter four: The Rise of the Corals
The purpose of my keynote is to tell you that "disaster brings beauty." This rain fell for so long, everyone thought they need an arc like noah built. This ended up being a very positive thing, if you look at it like that. This chapter was very interesting to me because it was explaining some of the coral. The tabulate and zooxanthellae were the first to develop a symbiotic relationship. I mean i had zoology and didn't even learn that. This book has taught me very interesting things and really makes me expand on my knowledge.
The purpose of my poem of Chapter 5: The Heart of Lightness was to show the major points of the chapter. This was a very difficult task for me just because I am not good at rhyming. Dont get me wrong it was very fun and took me like 3 hours.
My keynote was on chapter 4. It really just shows what happened in the chapter. Really simple and easy. It told what was going on in the chapter.