Today we shared our new species of birds (interesting adaptations for sure... especially in the vocalizations!). We also took one final SWYK (period 4 needs to do theirs on Monday still... YIKES!). This weekend I am wrapping up notebook checks and you get to rest and relax. Next unit we zoom out from cells to tissues to organs to systems and finally organisms! Just how did the complexity evolve? Watch this video for a theory:
Today we had work time for our new bird... tomorrow you will present with your groups. Powerschool is slowly getting updated with all our Trimester 2 work... I sure have some late nights ahead for grading. Tomorrow we also have one more SWYK about which giant in science is most important for understanding genetics, heredity, and the diversity of living things. Who do you think it is? Be ready!
Today we took a quick SWYK on Darwin vocabulary AND we started a group task to design a new bird! IF you were absent today you will join with a group (no worries for any project makeup; just the swyk)!
Tonight you may want to research adaptations for feeding, flight, and reproduction of birds in your habitat. Remember we live in a time of genetic engineering so you can 'steal' traits from any other living thing and create a 'transgenic' bird species!
Tomorrow we shall spend the whole class period working together on your drawing (some may choose to make a model). Sharing Friday!!!
Anyone still working on the genome paragraph? Tonight is last night for this to be completed!
Today we reviewed evolution by means of natural selection and added THESE NOTES TO PAGE 103 of the notebook (watch THIS TED-ed TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NOTES YOU JUST PRINTED). Tomorrow we shall create a new critter adapted to its environment! Some of you still need to finish up your genome paragraph... your mouse lab... or even your Darwin vocabulary. Scroll back through last week's posts for the information and worksheets and links (and even videos) that may help your understanding. The video below show nature selecting for individuals IRL (just like Friday's pocket mouse video!). Wow! Evidence! Wow!
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.
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