3/31/16 D-Day

Science Period 1, 2 and 4

In class I went over this powerpoint in preparation for outdoor school: OSS-Student-Presentation

I also talked again about the:

Outdoor School Zip-Lock Bag

HW – Study organelle vocabulary. Get supplies for your ziplock baggie (DUE FRIDAY). If you can only get together some supplies, bring what you can tomorrow. Then bring the rest on Tuesday morning.

OUTDOOR SCHOOL

Here is the packing list. Please use it to plan your packing: Outdoor School Packing List

3/29/16 B-Day

Science Period 4

In class I handed out a vocabulary list for cell parts. We then completed a matching activity for these terms. I answered some outdoor school questions, and then we began the Cell City Analogy worksheet.

HW – Complete cell city analogy (sorry I don’t have a digital copy at this time). Due next science class period. Study organelle vocabulary (quiz Friday on this).

Handouts: CellTermsHandout

Science Period 2 and 3

In class I introduced the Cell Analogy Project. Students will be starting this in groups tomorrow. We discussed the difference between endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi apparatus (same as Golgi complex). I checked off the Cell City homework from the night before. We watched this video about what the inside of a cell would look like if you shrunk down (sort of, coloring wouldn’t be quite the same):

I handed out information about outdoor school supplies needed for Field Studies. Here’s the info:

Outdoor School Zip-Lock Bag

HW – Study organelle vocabulary. Get supplies for your ziplock baggie (DUE FRIDAY)

OUTDOOR SCHOOL

Here is the packing list. Please use it to plan your packing: Outdoor School Packing List

3.28.16 A-Day

Science Period 1, 2, and 3

In class I handed out a vocabulary list for cell parts. We then completed a matching activity for these terms. I answered some outdoor school questions, and then we began the Cell City Analogy worksheet.

HW – Complete cell city analogy (sorry I don’t have a digital copy at this time). Due next science class period.

Handouts: CellTermsHandout

OUTDOOR SCHOOL

Here is the packing list. Please use it to plan your packing: Outdoor School Packing List

 

3.14.16 A-Day

Science Period 1 – 4

In class we split up a textbook reading about different cell organelles. Each student was responsible for 3 sections. These are the organelles we are learning about:

Cell Membrane, Cell Wall, Nucleus, Ribosomes, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Mitochondria, Chloroplasts, Golgi Complex, Vesicles, Lysosomes, and the Vacuole.

HW – Complete Reading notes on your assigned section. Here’s a good resource for  doing that:

http://www.biologyjunction.com/cell_functions.htm

http://www.ck12.org/life-science/Organelles-in-Life-Science/lesson/Organelles/

http://www.indiana.edu/~istdept/R521/student_workbook.pdf

 

3.7.16 A-Day

Science Period 1, 2, and 3

In class we reviewed the 6 characteristics of living things. I checked off that students completed the backside of the reading notes sheet. I then began the summative assignment for characteristics of living things, which is an investigation determining if a sample given to the students is living or not.

HW – None (unless a student has not complete the back side of the reading notes sheet)

Academy

We continued to work on water rocket assembly. Our first launch date is Wednesday!

3-4-16 E-Day

HW- Complete the BACKSIDE of the reading notes sheet. 

READING: Characteristics-of-Life-text-pages

NOTES SHEET: Characteristics-of-Life-Notes

3-3-16 D-Day

Science Period 1, 2, and 4

In class we spent time discussing the characteristics of living things and compared those in the books to our observations in class. We also discussed finding from the HW.

HW- Complete the BACKSIDE of the reading notes sheet. 

READING: Characteristics-of-Life-text-pages

NOTES SHEET: Characteristics-of-Life-Notes

3-2-15 C-Day

Science 1 and 4

In class we revisited our initial ideas about shared characteristics of living things and debated what should be a shared characteristic of living things. There was strong agreement that living things:

  • Are made of one or more cells
  • Require energy or food
  • Reproduce from one or two parents
  • Require water
  • Are adapted to a specific environment (some more specific than others)
  • Grow, develop, age, and die
  • Respond to changes in the environment

There were a few characteristics where we debated and the class is still not completely certain if they are requirements to life:

  • Movement (besides just growing bigger)
  • “Breathe”
  • Require oxygen

HW – Complete Reading notes if not done. Research one of the three “uncertain” characteristics above to find out more about whether or not it is a characteristic of all living things. Record a short note about what you find out in your journal.

READING: Characteristics-of-Life-text-pages

NOTES SHEET: Characteristics-of-Life-Notes

Science 3

In class we discussed our findings from the homework. We found that all living things “breathe” but they don’t all require oxygen. In this case “breathing” was taking in something from the outside environment (oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, methane) and releasing a waste product. I talked about how plants DO need oxygen, but that they can make it too. I talked about how some bacteria called “anaerobic bacteria” don’t require oxygen and are actually killed by it. Some of these actually live in our gut!

We also talked about how all living things move, but its often too small to notice (inside the cell there is movement).

I showed these videos:

New

HW- Complete the BACKSIDE of the reading notes sheet. 

READING: Characteristics-of-Life-text-pages

NOTES SHEET: Characteristics-of-Life-Notes

3.1.16 B-Day

Science Period 4

In class we started reading notes on the characteristics of life. We also read about Francisco Redi’s experiment from the 1600’s to prove that some forms of live do not just spontaneously generate (like maggots on meat).

HW – Finish Reading Notes front side only.

READING: Characteristics-of-Life-text-pages

NOTES SHEET: Characteristics-of-Life-Notes

Science Period 2 and 3

In class we revisited our initial ideas about shared characteristics of living things and debated what should be a shared characteristic of living things. There was strong agreement that living things:

  • Are made of one or more cells
  • Require energy or food
  • Reproduce from one or two parents
  • Require water
  • Are adapted to a specific environment (some more specific than others)
  • Grow, develop, age, and die
  • Respond to changes in the environment

There were a few characteristics where we debated and the class is still not completely certain if they are requirements to life:

  • Movement (besides just growing bigger)
  • “Breathe”
  • Require oxygen

HW – Complete Reading notes if not done. Research one of the three “uncertain” characteristics above to find out more about whether or not it is a characteristic of all living things. Record a short note about what you find out in your journal.