Talk:Colorful Celery and Carnations

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Handouts016:11, 1 April 2009
Changes008:16, 12 February 2009
Standards012:30, 26 January 2009
Let's get going!013:53, 25 January 2009

Hi folks,

The handouts look good but could be better placed in a gallery: The following advice applies to Figs 1 through 6:


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)16:09, 1 April 2009

This is off to a great start!

Biology covered[edit]

Do this section


Point out that a dissecting microscope is needed


be explicit: who's standards are you connecting with. Cite them also

Left or right justify your figures. Handouts are figures and need captions


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.


Formatting citations[edit]

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To insure that a reader can reliably track down the specific book or article you intended, it is useful to provide the following information:

  • Author(s) (last name followed by first initials; secondary authors: initials followed by last name); year; Book title or article title; publisher (for books) or Periodical title (for articles); volume and page numbers (both for articles)

Formatted examples:

  • Brown, M.W. and C. Hurd. 1947. Goodnight Moon. Harper.
  • Bentley, W.A. 1905. Studies of raindrops and raindrop phenomena. Monthly weather review. 32. 450

Once changes have been made, delete the following text: {{citations}}

Nice work dmccabe 19:16, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Dmccabe (talk)08:16, 12 February 2009

You have good connections to standards; let's list them by standard number also. Dmccabe 23:30, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Dmccabe (talk)12:30, 26 January 2009

Let's get going!

OK then, you have a page. Have you had any luck with those photographs from the professor in England. If not, let's plan on photographing our own in lab. Dmccabe 00:53, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Dmccabe (talk)13:53, 25 January 2009