Today we explored our skin and completed our packet work. We added a 6th job of our skin: IDENTIFICATION (textbook lists only 5 functions; identification is your "F") and collected a fingerprint! If you missed class today you will need to finish your packet AND watch THIS VIDEO ABOUT SKIN COLOR AND explore HOW SKIN HEALS ITSELF. We will be dissecting a chicken wing tomorrow to explore the bones, muscles, skin, and all the tissues within. FINISH YOUR PACKET TONIGHT IF NOT YET DONE!
February 28th, 2017
Today we watched another video about skeletal and muscular systems AND had packet work time. If you missed class today you will want to come use the muscle bins during HomeBase study hall! Tomorrow we wrap up the support, movement and covering packets and explore our skin!!! Packets due end of class!
February 27th, 2017
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Keep moving kids!
Today we continued work on the Support, Movement, and Covering packet. You should have all skeletal system AND muscular system work done as you walk into class Monday. We shall explore the integumentary system next!!! Watch THIS TED ED ABOUT MUSCLES again (or if absent watch for the first time!).
February 24th, 2017
PACKET WORK BEGINS!
Today the work to understand the functions, structures, and problems of the skeletal system began! We will continue our packet work over the next few days to know more of the support, movement, and protection of the human body. Tomorrow we wrap up skeletal system and MOVE on to muscles. Give 10 minutes to your packet work tonight (maybe it would help if you JAM OUT TO SPOOKY SCARY SKELETONS?). If you were absent today you can either print your own packet OR pick one up tomorrow and then get to work.
February 23rd, 2017
Survey of the systems today ...
Today we spent time finishing our notes on the body systems (PRINT THESE), watched a video surveying the systems and defined HOMEOSTASIS. Tonight is the last night to do past cells work (including flipbooks).
February 22nd, 2017
It's time to zoom out from cells! Today we switched our textbook from "Cells and Heredity" to "Human Body and Health" (we'll switch back soon... but for now it's HUMAN BODY TIME). We discussed the organization of the human body as well as took notes (PRINT THIS IF YOU WERE ABSENT). Tomorrow we shall continue with the overall exploration of the interrelationship of the body systems and then dig in to each system in a bit more detail. If you didn't finish mitosis flipbooks they are now late! FINISH THEM!!!
February 21st, 2017
Cells gone wild!
Today we discussed the problem when cell division doesn't stop: CANCER. We read from our textbook page 64-67 AND watched the video below AND discussed a special line of cells from Henrietta Lacks and added her name and contribution to our GOSATOT page (watch THIS VIDEO TO LEARN ABOUT THE HeLa CELL LINE). Any absent students need to read the textbook pages AND watch the video below AND add Henrietta Lacks to your GOSATOT. Flipbooks are due!!! Last chance for all cell work is Wednesday night. Moving on!
February 20th, 2017
Cell division work wrapped up ...
Today we took our SWYK on cell division: phases, sequence, events and purpose. We also had a bit of time to wrap up our FLIPBOOK WORK MODELING THE CELL CYCLE. Some of us need to finish that work this weekend; some of us already did. Monday we DO have school and we shall discuss cancer! If you missed class today you will need to take the SWYK on Monday (you may also choose to watch THIS TED ED).
February 17th, 2017
Cell division work wrapping up!
Tonight you need to WRAP UP WORK ON YOUR MITOSIS FLIPBOOK. We have a SWYK tomorrow to show we understand the phases, sequence, events, and purpose of cell division. You can make one note card of information to use on the SWYK if you'd like (only 3 x 5 sized!). Review yesterday's blog post for links to events of each phase of mitosis as well as check out CELLS ALIVE ANIMATION to help with in-between steps of flipbook. Maybe you want review games? 1) CELL CYCLE GAME 2) MITOSIS GAME 3) QUIA QUIZ
February 16th, 2017
Continuing cell division work ...
Today we had a work day for cell division flipbooks (you may also use the STEP BY STEP ON THIS WEBSITE) We should have Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, and Telophase completed today. Tomorrow we wrap up cytokinesis AND discuss how to put the finishing touches on the pages of our flipbook to fully model cell division. Friday we shall SWYK on the phases, sequence, events, and purpose of cell division.
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