Editing today... whew.
Some movies are fantastic... some have taught ME that you don't really understand what events occur during the phases of cell division...
Monday we have off (thanks for your dream MLK) and Tuesday we shall explore when cell division goes wrong (we sure have some cell division videos gone wrong!)... Sigh.
Today we did the filming of our cell division movies.
Tomorrow we edit.
Tonight may be a good night to find a current event for January... we are at the halfway point of the month.
Hope you have a good evening.
(if you were absent for filming you may join in editing... if you miss editing you just miss the fun... sorry)
A simple explanation for a relatively complex process (spelled DIVISION btw)...
Finish up your visual page tonight. If you can't remember what to do you may click HERE! We will add a splash of color and pull out the ipads tomorrow to discover more on the events of the cell cycle.
Key terms for this topic (that you should be able to define and describe their function or role in cell division) include:
You should also know DNA structure, the nitrogen bases, and the pairing of these bases.
If you missed any notes this week or last you can print them from here: DNA notes Cell Division notes
Time for mitosis and all the steps of the cell cycle...
Tomorrow we create our own visual to summarize the steps of Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, and Cytokinesis.
I loved the song today... did you? HERE it is... Print the notes and paste on page 70.
Get those January current events finished up so you no longer have to hear about current events!!!
We have completed the DNA model (unless you were gone Wednesday... you still need to make yours) and slowly the chromosome is forming... Monday we will start the DNA party in room 211!
Today we discussed replication and previewed the cell cycle and cell division. Here are the two replication games: Learn Genetics Build a DNA molecule and DNA The Double Helix. Have fun playing the games but also explore the sites for more information about DNA.
This is today's video introducing cell division and the cell cycle... you can narrate in your head this time.
Tomorrow is the SBAC practice test so rest up and eat a good breakfast tomorrow!
Well we already know how to cut and paste to make a DNA model don't we?
Tomorrow we learn about replication of DNA and begin our understanding of the cell cycle...
Tonight is a great night for finishing up your missing December current event or hammering out this month's January current event.
Friday is our SBAC practice test... sleep well and eat a good breakfast! You can show off your understanding of punctuation too!
Today we shared our creative "why stories" explaining just how things came to be...
Science has another story which involves DNA... we now begin our study of this amazing molecule. If you missed today's class you may simply print the notes and paste in your notebook on page 68.
Maybe you want to learn the story behind how James Watson and Francis Crick discovered DNA's structure? Watch this Ted-ed of the funny tale. I promise it's just like your grandpa telling stories (and there is lots of laughing, twists and turns of many big giants in science, some drama, and also romance!). I find it so interesting how the scientific minds work together to find answers! Tomorrow we build our model.
Another story for how butterflies came to be...
Tonight you may finish your own "Indian Why Story" and be ready to share tomorrow.
Did you finish your December current event? No? Oh, well you should do that too. January current events are up and ready as well.
I am glad to be back to school (though I will be glad to get more sleep tonight and pack more snacks for tomorrow... I was starving today!.
KMS Science Teacher
Most science pictures I post are found from assorted Facebook science pages... too numerous to cite specifically and downloaded for "just the right time"... I am sorry for the poor citation example I am setting.
In addition the archives are primarily from my days as a ONLY a life science teacher ... 2020 has changed all that!
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