Today we reviewed food chains passing matter from producer to consumer and the recycling of matter with decomposers. We also explored how energy ALSO moves up food chains from the sun into producers (via the process of photosynthesis). IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can watch the video below and catch up notes on Monday (if you missed class anytime this week just review the daily blog posts). Next week we explore energy in more detail.
Today we explored how food chains actually create a food "cycle" once you include decomposers. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can watch the video below and print (or copy on p.58) THESE NOTES ON FOOD CYCLES. Today we focused on how matter moves in ecosystems, and tomorrow we will add energy into the discussion.
Today we explored the path of nitrogen between living things and the physical environment, the places that nitrogen is found on Earth, and how nitrogen is essential for life. Some of us traveled a simple path in the ecosystem and some of us had quite a diverse set of circumstances we found ourselves in as a nitrogen atom. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you missed out on an interactive game to understand more of the nitrogen cycle. Try the video below to finish your nitrogen cycle notes on page 56 of your notebook (you can check out a book from me tomorrow or visit the book at study hall). All cycles notes so far should be finished up tonight. Tomorrow we revisit the role of food and discover once again how we are what we eat!
Today we continued exploring the cycles of matter in ecosystems. Yesterday we discussed the water cycle (evaporation from sun's energy, condensation into clouds, and then precipitation to complete the cycle). Today our focus was on carbon and oxygen cycling in ecosystems. Producers, consumers, and decomposers all use carbon and oxygen in their life processes (and in building their bodies!). Tomorrow we will explore how nitrogen is recycled in ecosystems. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you will need to check out a book to complete your notes (water cycle on p. 54 in the notebook; carbon/oxygen cycles on p. 55). Some of you are ready to move on to the nitrogen cycle... the video below is quite helpful for both the carbon and nitrogen cycles!
Today we began exploring how water, carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen are recycled in ecosystems. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you may start notes tonight for the water cycle (page 54 of the notebook). We continue note taking tomorrow, so you may catch up just fine when you return to class! Some of you didn't finish up with the water cycle notes in class today. Some of you are hoping to add to your carbon cycle notes tonight... watch the videos below for help on these cycles of matter!!! Tomorrow more notes!
Today we finished our notes on the chemical compounds in cells (adding water AND vitamins) and we worked on our CEAL. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you will need to check Google Classroom for the assignment. Due tomorrow by 3 pm! Do you need to finish the NOTEBOOK CONFERENCE SHEET? Maybe you didn't do a cell project so you are building an atom model? Remember tomorrow is the last chance for any trimester 1 work!!! Remember tomorrow is our TEAM BREAKFAST too so bring your food in the morning!!!
Today we continued with notes on the organic molecules found in living things (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids). IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can watch the video below and PRINT OR COPY THESE NOTES. We will add water to our notes tomorrow in class! Last few nights to finish up the NOTEBOOK CONFERENCE!!!
Today we zoomed in from cell organelles to the molecules and compounds and atoms and elements that are found in living things. We did some textbook reading and solo note taking. We also added ATOM, ELEMENTS, COMPOUNDS, and MOLECULES to our glossary. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can watch the videos below and add your own notes to page 50 of your notebook. You can also come in during lunch, after school, or study hall to use my textbook (maybe check one out?). We will discuss more about the compounds found in living things tomorrow. Last day to turn in NOTEBOOK CONFERENCE SHEETS is this Friday.
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Today we reviewed cell organelles and their functions as we acted like a cell! Wow did we have some bossy nuclei! The DNA/chromatin instructions told the ribosomes to write protein messages to send to the rest of the cell to do their job! Mitochondria picked up oxygen and carbohydrates to give jumping jack energy to the cell. Water allowed the cytoplasm to flow flow flow. The golgi picked up those protein messages and the lysosome recycled them for use once again by the organelles. Thank goodness the vacuole had baggies to pick up any food, oxygen, and water needed by the cell. A fun day BEING organelles. Tomorrow we zoom in further to the molecules that make up cells!
IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY be sure I have your NOTEBOOK CONFERENCE SHEET It's only worth a "2" this week... worthless after Friday!
Most science pictures I post are found from assorted Facebook science pages... too numerous to cite specifically and downloaded for "just the right time"... sorry for the poor citation example I am setting...
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