Week of 3/20 to 3/24

Monday,  A-Day

Period 1, 2, and  3

Warm Up: Do cells get bigger as we grow?

PURPOSE: To think about how cells divide as we grow and to reflect on how things grow if cells remain small.

ACTIVITY: Students read a scenario about a kid who has a puppy that grows twice as big over a few weeks. They think about if the puppy’s cells got bigger or if the number of overall cells increased.

OUTCOME: Recorded opinion, discussion, and final recording of information that cells remain small because there is an advantage for cells to remain small (more surface area for the volume of the cell), so as things grow the cells divide and larger living  things generally have more cells.

Cell Discovery Notes Check

We reviewed what Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells have in common and how they are different. I then went around and checked off that student notes were complete.

WORK CHECK: “The Discovery of Cells”

Cell Organelles and Their Functions

Students worked on taking notes about cell organelles and their functions (purple notes sheet).

OUTCOME: Notes worked on but not completed for any class.

OUTDOOR SCHOOL FIELD STUDY BAG

I spoke with students about supplies needed for outdoor school: Outdoor-School-Zip-Lock-Bag

Homework: GET TOGETHER YOUR OUTDOOR SCHOOL ZIP LOCK BAG (turn into period 4 by Friday)

Tuesday B-Day

Period 4

Warm Up: Do cells get bigger as we grow?

PURPOSE: To think about how cells divide as we grow and to reflect on how things grow if cells remain small.

ACTIVITY: Students read a scenario about a kid who has a puppy that grows twice as big over a few weeks. They think about if the puppy’s cells got bigger or if the number of overall cells increased.

OUTCOME: Recorded opinion, discussion, and final recording of information that cells remain small because there is an advantage for cells to remain small (more surface area for the volume of the cell), so as things grow the cells divide and larger living  things generally have more cells.

Cell Discovery Notes Check

We reviewed what Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells have in common and how they are different. I then went around and checked off that student notes were complete.

WORK CHECK: “The Discovery of Cells”

Cell Organelles and Their Functions

Students worked on taking notes about cell organelles and their functions (purple notes sheet).

OUTCOME: Notes worked on but not completed for any class.

OUTDOOR SCHOOL FIELD STUDY BAG

I spoke with students about supplies needed for outdoor school: Outdoor-School-Zip-Lock-Bag

Homework: GET TOGETHER YOUR OUTDOOR SCHOOL ZIP LOCK BAG (turn into period 4 by Friday)

Period 2 and 3

WARM UP

ACTIVITY: MAKE COMPARISONS BETWEEN ORGANELLES  AND EVERYDAY ITEMS

A B
Nucleus

Cell Membrane

Cell Wall

Mitochondria

Chloroplast

Battery Charger

Car Engine

Doorway

Bones

Instructions

PURPOSE: We are working on better understanding cells through the use of analogy.

CLASS NOTES

ACTIVITY: We took notes from the textbook on cell organelle parts.

PURPOSE: To understand the main function of different cell parts.

HANDOUT: Cell-Organelle-Functions-NotesSheet

OUTDOOR SCHOOL INFO

ACTIVITY: Q and A with students about outdoor school

FIELD STUDY SUPPLIES: Outdoor-School-Zip-Lock-Bag

C-DAY

Period 1 and 4

WARM UP

ACTIVITY: MAKE COMPARISONS BETWEEN ORGANELLES  AND EVERYDAY ITEMS

A B
Nucleus

Cell Membrane

Cell Wall

Mitochondria

Chloroplast

Battery Charger

Car Engine

Doorway

Bones

Instructions

PURPOSE: We are working on better understanding cells through the use of analogy.

CLASS NOTES

ACTIVITY: We took notes from the textbook on cell organelle parts.

PURPOSE: To understand the main function of different cell parts.

HANDOUT: Cell-Organelle-Functions-NotesSheet

OUTDOOR SCHOOL INFO

ACTIVITY: Q and A with students about outdoor school

FIELD STUDY SUPPLIES: Outdoor-School-Zip-Lock-Bag

Period 3

WARM  UP

ACTIVITY: Answering prompt: How is a cell similar to a human body? Can you make a comparison between any organs and organelles?

OUTCOME: Making  connection that the cell consist of parts working together (organelle), just like the body has organs that work together to keep us alive.

VOCABULARY PRACTICE:

ACTIVITY: students worked in pairs quizzing each other on organelle terms and their functions.

HANDOUT: CellTermsHandout

NOTES AND EXTENSION

ACTIVITY: Students finished up their organelle function notes and then began on an activity making comparisons between a cell and a city that makes “widgets”

OUTCOME: Most students completed their notes. Students begin reinforcing their understanding of organelles through analogy. This is also practice for later when students will create their own analogies.

HOMEWORK: Study cell terms and put together your outdoor school zip lock bag.

 

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