Today we took our SWYK to demonstrate our understanding of the phases, sequence, events, and purpose of cell division. We then began exploration of what might happen if the cell cycle didn't turn off (CANCER!). Next week we shall continue a conversation of cancer and the mistakes in the DNA that might be the cause. We will also learn how DNA codes for proteins and wrap up our cell structures and functions unit. Monday is no school in honor of Martin Luther King Jr... he had a dream ya know! Wrap up your flipbooks this weekend if you didn't finish up (INSTRUCTIONS RIGHT HERE IF NEEDED). Do some relaxing too and enjoy the day off!
IF you missed today you will take SWYK after school Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday... plan it!
For those working on the in between steps for the flipbook and work ethic '4' THIS IS HELPFUL SITE
Today we had some time to work on our flipbooks and we checked each of the FLIPBOOK INSTRUCTION steps to figure out what we need to still finish up for our own booklet. We also reviewed the cell cycle and got a 3 x 5 note card that we can use to write ANYTHING we want about the phases, sequence, events and purpose of cell division to use on tomorrow's SWYK. If you were absent today: get a 3 x 5 note card and create your study card of the phases, sequence, events, and purpose of cell division to use on the SWYK!
This video is fantastic BUT they call centrioles centrosomes and they discuss more detail about the spindle fibers/centrosomes/kinetochores more than we need to know... Video also discusses Prometaphase but we didn't. I would play the video and listen/watch while making my study card and then finish up my flipbook! I would also click on the suggested videos when this one was done just to keep the learning/reviewing train rolling! Of course who knows what YOU will do... but I'd want to do everything I could for a great score :)
Today we worked on our flipbooks and used the ipads to reinforce what we are learning about cell division/mitosis. Tomorrow we will wrap up class work time for the flipbook project and review for Friday's SWYK. Tonight you should have each of the phases completed with illustration, the correct label, and the words to describe the events during each phase. THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FLIPBOOK ARE RIGHT HERE! Make sure you use MY DIRECTIONS and not just blindly copying the illustrations/labels from the textbook. Friday we will assess what you know of the phases, sequence, events, and purpose of cell division... be ready!
So many videos, songs, and helpful places online to use for this project... THIS ONE IS A GREAT ONE TO USE!
Today we began our work on the mitosis flipbook. This booklet will illustrate the stages, sequence, events and purpose of the cell cycle. Today we want to have the cover and pages 1, 5, and 10 completed (Interphase, Prophase, and Metaphase). Tomorrow we do pages 15, 20, and 23 (Anaphase, Telophase, and Cytokinesis). CLICK THIS FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BOOKLET if you are working tonight. Thursday we will do some coloring and review for Friday's SWYK. You have the weekend to fill in the 'in-between' pages for a full flip animation and a '4' in the project... final booklets due Tuesday (remember Monday is NO SCHOOL for Martin Luther King Day). Absent folks need to get a booklet from me OR ask someone how to make it!
REMEMBER THIS IS AN AMAZING SITE TO STEP THROUGH THE PHASES OF THE CELL CYCLE!!!
Today we discussed the cell cycle. We already read all about cell division on Friday pages 55-60 and today we TOOK NOTES ABOUT CELL DIVISION. If you were absent you can print and attach to the notebook on page 80. You will also want to add daughter cells, cell cycle/cell division, chromatin, chromosome, chromatid, centromere, centrioles, and spindle fibers to your glossary (I'd come during lunch or homebase because I have definitions and illustrations for these terms you can use). Tomorrow we will begin our flipbook to animate the steps of mitosis: Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, and Cytokinesis. Tonight you should add these steps (and the term mitosis) to your glossary. We watched the following in class today: review?
Today we added 'replication' to our glossary and we began the cell cycle (pages 55-60 of the textbook). Next week is a busy one as we learn about cell division. Be sure to check Powerschool to find out what's missing!
Today we took notes about the structure and function of DNA (pages 61 and 62 in the textbook... PRINT THESE AND TAPE ON PAGE 78). We also added the big Giants of Science for DNA research: Rosalind Franklin, James Watson and Francis Crick. The video below is a Ted talk explaining how the DNA molecule was discovered... listen to James Watson explain the story. Tomorrow we shall explore replication of DNA as we prepare to explore cell division. Tonight you should finish any missing work from our cell studies so far!
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