AND there is a new virus causing trouble... read about it here
Tomorrow I will check your THIEVES for Chapter 2, Section 3: Viruses, Bacteria and Your Health. Are you finished?
We will also have ipads for use in finding/completing current events. You can ALWAYS complete this tonight if you wish to! Check the second set of offerings on the Current Events tab.
Friday begins research on infectious diseases... tomorrow we "catch" one!
Very cool animation of the inner life of a white blood cell. The video yesterday showed them gobbling up viruses. We have quite a system with our immune system for fighting diseases... waging war sure takes a lot out of a person though! For all of you "warriors" at home remember this Friday is the end of the trimester. Check with me, a friend, or scroll back through these posts to find out what you may need to finish.
End of the trimester is this Friday so complete all missing work by then or forever hold your peace. This is especially a challenge for those of you who have been absent at all in the past few weeks...
Second February current event work IN CLASS Thursday...
Something totally unrelated to class work but TOTALLY COOL is this link about Roberto Bernardi. He is an artist and his pictures are PAINTINGS not photographs!
If you liked the Naked Green Machine yesterday you may want to know more about spirulina... the blue green algae that adds a wallop of energy and green to the mix...
Another weekend opportunity to catch up your work... current event #2 will be next Thursday so get first one done FIRST!
Evaluation on Monday for viruses and bacteria so have your claims/evidence work done (plus walking in with a completed venn diagram will certainly save you time Monday!)
Stay healthy and enjoy the beneficial side of microbes this weekend!
Today begins claims and evidence work on Bacteria. Tomorrow continues work time. (remember any highlighted statement is a hyperlink... click on it and it will take you to the information or in this case to the T-charts!)
Your virus claims and evidence work should be done. Same for current events and conference sheets.
Micro = small
Bio = living
Ology = study of
So what are microbiologists???
I know you expected something virus related... but this Russian meteor was quite scientifically cool...
Page back through the past few weeks of posts here to remind yourselves of what we have been doing (THIEVES on classification, conference sheets, February current event #1, claim/evidence T-charts, etc.)
Next week we embark in the prokaryotic world of bacteria... stay healthy so you can learn about these "germs"...
Extra time on your hands? Read the Hot Zone or watch Outbreak, The Andromeda Strain or Contagion.
Hope you had a sweet day... but watch out for all of that chocolate. see you Friday!!!
Tonight is work time for claims/evidence T-charts. Also remember to make that valentine for that special someone... EVERYONE loves an anatomically correct heart dontcha think?
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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