Today we wrapped up the video Understanding Viruses. IF you missed it you can click THIS LINK and watch it (or just choose to watch it again). We also finished our notes/questions on viruses: What is a virus? What is the basic structure of a virus? How do viruses differ from living things? What is a host? What is a parasite? How do viruses multiply? How do viruses help us? How do viruses harm us? If you need to wrap up any of these answers do so tonight! Add Jenner and Salk to your Giants of Science, too!!! Tomorrow we shall explore HOW we fight disease AND start learning about bacteria (another germ... eek!!!)
Today we asked a few questions about viruses: What is a virus? What is the basic structure of a virus? How do viruses differ from living things? What is a host? What is a parasite? How do viruses multiply? How do viruses help us? How do viruses harm us?
We started a video (Understanding Viruses) today to help us find the answers to our questions and then tomorrow we shall finish the video AND DISCUSS viruses. Your textbook pages 40-46 is another great resource for finding answers to our virus questions! Write your answers/notes on pages 120-121 of your notebook... you choose how you will organize the information! Some of us started a venn on 120 comparing the characteristics of viruses and living things... Find out all you can about viruses!!!
Today we reviewed classification with a quick SWYK. Absent today? Come do it tomorrow in HomeBase or lunch or after school. We also began our exploration of viruses and how they fit into the tree of life. The video below addresses cells vs. viruses. Where do viruses fit into the big scheme of life and living things? CLICK HERE AND WATCH THIS VIDEO FOR MORE PONDERING... or you can watch today's video once again:
Today we explored the 6 kingdoms of living things (pages 26-29 in the textbook in case you were absent). We took some notes of the tree of life (Either print the awesome wordle below or you could PRINT THIS and put in the notebook page 119). Tomorrow we have a quick swyk on classification and then explore how viruses fit in the tree of life. Tonight finish your End Of Section Questions from page 24 (it's past due!)
Science of music (in honor of today's day off for the District Music Festival!)
Today we completed the SBAC for language arts. Great work using those brains!
Periods 2, 3 and 4 did not have science class today BUT need to finish up the End of Section Questions from page 24 (looseleaf paper answered using complete sentences OR copy the question and then put the answer). We shall collect on Monday!
Period 5 and 7 spent class time today exploring more with classification. Some have EOSQs done and some need to finish as well... git er dun!!!
Monday we explore the 6 kingdoms of life!!!
Today periods 2, 3, and 4 worked on (and hopefully finished) the End of Section Questions for page 24. IF you still have this work to do be sure to answer all questions using complete sentences (restating the question with your answer) or simply copy the question and then write the answer. Use your book for answers!!!
Periods 5 and 7 started their classification work. Notes will be done on page 117 (and on if you need more room). You choose the notes style: THIEVes or concept map or three column vocabulary/analysis or another style. All vocab terms should be entered in your glossary as well.
Tomorrow periods 1-4 will be SBAC testing and periods 5-7 will continue with their regularly scheduled classes! In science we shall finish up our classification work! No school on Friday!!!
Have you added Carolus Linneus to your Giants of Science yet? You can (and should) add him!
Today periods 2, 3 and 4 started to learn about why scientists classify, what scientific names are (and the history of how names came to be), what levels of classification we use today, a reminder of how to use a classification key, and the connection with evolution and how classification groupings can change! Pages 16-24 of the textbook is rich with information, vocabulary, and answers to the End Of Section Questions. Use a sheet of looseleaf and either copy the question THEN answer or be sure your answers are written with complete sentences. We will check your work tomorrow in class (I think #3b may be tricky for you) but go for it anyway! Periods 5 and 7 did the SBAC test today so they get to classify tomorrow!
Today we switched out our Human Body textbooks for a new text (From Bacteria to Plants). We also setup new clocks (absent folks need to switch book AND pick up new clock). We ALSO reviewed the characteristics of living things (we have notes from this same textbook waaaaaaaay back when we were learning about the needs of living things and the giants of Redi and Pasteur). Tomorrow we dive into the study of classification.
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