Today we took our Microbes Quiz AND turned in our graphs.
Homework is to complete a Venn diagram comparing the three Protist groups (Animal-like, Plant-like, and Fungus-like)... include cell #, how they move, how the get food, how to group/classify, and a few examples for each. Use p. 121 of your notebook and pages 74-83 of your textbook for the notes.
This video shows volvox (a colonial green algae). They have flagella and the whole colony rolls through the water like a tumbling soccer ball! Tomorrow is a protists video and sorting work (track folks you miss out!)...
Today we killed everyone in the world... not really. We DID have the opportunity to play Plague Inc and explore how population mixing, population density, evolution, adaptations, resistance, vaccination and DNA are all involved with spreading disease around the world. Great game to reinforce all that we have been learning!
Tomorrow we have our microbes quiz and then we move into the Domain Eukarya... starting with Protists! Graphs done? DO THEM... Hope you are all caught up with your work! Saturday school is THIS Saturday!
Notice the graph doesn't include "students" in the key... Ya, I know you don't :)
Today's performance task showed us how population mixing, population density, and vaccination rates affect the spread of disease in a population. You were able to analyze data and write a conclusion based on this evidence. Some of you didn't quite get to the conclusion... that's okay... This was intended as practice in watching the clock to perform a task (Monday SBAC!). I will look at your analysis and determine if you correctly interpreted the results of the simulation.
Thursday's quiz will have a few questions for you related to this simulator. Want to try on your own? HERE it is... explore away!
Tonight you should wrap up your graphs. Remember to bring your own device tomorrow if you own Plague, Inc. (some of you will need to wrap up missing work before you get the nod to play)... Early Out tomorrow!
Oh how I need THIS coffee after getting up to watch the lunar eclipse... will it make me awake AND smarter?
Today we reviewed how we fight diseases. Did you get your Infectious Disease worksheet done? How about last week's End of Section Q's for Bacteria p. 57? How about your graphs TODAY? Be sure to follow the procedure on the worksheet to have the correct data graphed (two graphs plus questions to answer!)... Tomorrow we shall explore some data from the simulator activity. Feel free to explore on your own!
It's important to know if your infection is viral or bacterial so you treat correctly! Overuse of antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance... boo!
Hopefully you are all caught up with the Bacteria work this week (notes pp. 48-57 Claim/Evidence/Analysis and the End of Section Questions p. 57 too)...
Did you finish your Infections Diseases worksheet today? If not, get that done as well. Any work is still missing after Monday you get on that Saturday school list! (remember icky smelly sweaty post-yoga visit by ME!)...
Next week we look at infectious diseases in the news and do a performance task analyzing data about vaccine effectiveness.
Today we wrapped up the video on Understanding Bacteria...
We also sampled some delights from bacteria as well as some questionable tastes (sourdough bread, Swiss cheese, kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, and other probiotic goodies).
End of Section from p. 57 is due (also I shall check your notes once again for completion)... finish up!
Tomorrow we discuss how to fight off the bad side of bacteria (and viruses)...
Watch out for Salmonella bacteria from raw eggs!
Started our Understanding Bacteria video today (we finish tomorrow).
Be sure to wrap up your notes work(this time we use the Key Concepts as the CLAIM then list EVIDENCE and ANALYSIS below (can be bullet form OR outline... just like in Kelner's class).
Tomorrow a little educational eating...
Fighting diseases Thursday!
THIEVE notes tonight pp. 48-57 following the Key Concepts as the CLAIM and then using outline or bullets to list EVIDENCE to support each claim and then ANALYSIS to summarize the information (page 114 of notebook, can use a new page for each claim). Remember the V and E to add vocabulary terms with definitions into your glossary AND answer the end of section questions on p. 57 (all work should be done by Wednesday so plan your time... notes tonight? end of section tomorrow?). Remember any past zeroes results in detention on Wednesday after school. Come to Home Base study hall tomorrow to do Darwin work?
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