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Formatting figures016:37, 1 April 2009
Pictures017:24, 11 February 2009
Final edits016:19, 9 February 2009
Nice work!014:54, 28 January 2009

Formatting figures


Using Galleries[edit]

I notice that you have several images on your page. It may be useful to organize them in a gallery. The format is quite simple:

The following captioned gallery was added to this page using this syntax:

<gallery caption="Data set 1;Valentine's Day snow storm 2007, South Burlington Vermont">
Image:315Small Snow.jpg|Figure 1. Snow accumulation at 3:15 during a snowstorm on Feb 14 2007 in South Burlington Vermont USA; click to view closer
Image:345 smallSnow.jpg|Figure 2. Snow accumulation at 3:45; click to view closer.
Image:415 smallSnow.jpg|Figure 3. Snow accumulation at 4:15; click to view closer.

Once changes have been made, you should delete the text ''{{Gallery}}''from your page.

Dmccabe (talk)16:37, 1 April 2009

Hi again folks,

You need a few pictures, particularlly of the paired fish in tanks.


Formatting figures[edit]

Any photograph, map, diagram, or handout that is embedded in your wiki counts as a figure. Tables should be handled differently.

Adding numbered captions to your figures can simplify your writing. You can refer a reader to a picture as simply as this: (Fig 1). No need to say see below or to the right of this text, particularly when the figure may move depending on the window size in which the page is viewed. So, I suggest captions like this: Figure 1. Enough detail following the figure number to orient the reader to the image. Figure captions do not work well in the Rich Text editor, so it may be worth turning that off to edit captions. The following image and caption was added to this page using this syntax:[[Image:RainbowHypothesis.jpg|Figure 1: Students generating hypotheses|thumb]]

Figure 1: Students generating hypotheses

Once changes have been made, you should delete the text ''{{Figures}}''from your page.

dmccabe 04:24, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Dmccabe (talk)17:24, 11 February 2009

Final edits

Hi folks, I have some suggestions and changes needed to finish this off.

Biological content: add territoriality in. And somewhere on the page you need to mention that these guys are also called "Siamese fighting fish"; it's an international resource we are building after all.

Materials: Ad an alternative: fish bowls seperated by cardboard dividers (not every teacher will have the little tanks we used).

Handouts: Redraw the handout. This link will die in time. Your handout should be a permanent part of the resource.

Description of activity: It is important to stress that if placed in the same tank, these fish can injure or kill each other. Teachers must supervise the experiment and have control of the fish at the end.

Lesson plan: bullet 3(and throughout) replace 'set' with 'pair'. Bullet 4: you need a photograph of your setup, and a written piece explaining that you had a clear partition remaining after the opaque one was removed (fighting to death is never good)

Pitfalls: 3 'pairs' of fish

Literature: let's have a full citation for each of the books used.

Educational standards: Let's make a stronger connection, and to more standards. There are certainly more than a few of the VT standards we can meet here.

Next steps and reflections are needed.

Dmccabe 03:19, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Dmccabe (talk)10:30, 9 February 2009

Nice work!

Alright, you guys are in business! Keep it up. We'll photograph your setup and videotape the fish behaviors in lab and get this cooking! The kids will love it! I think we need some back up fish, because once the fish have behaved a few times, they tend to get tired. Dmccabe 00:39, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Dmccabe (talk)13:39, 25 January 2009