Today we had SBAC testing and wrapped up the green screen presentations. Tomorrow we swing into the tree of life once again (time for PROTISTS). IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you will need to make up SBAC work as well as check in with Mr. Wilson for how to make up the presentations.
Today we spent the morning listening to pro and con arguments for a variety of science topics! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you may be sharing tomorrow afternoon (otherwise you will need to do whatever is needed by Mr. Wilson for the grade!). More SBAC tomorrow morning.
Today we had the opportunity to explore genetics, pathogens, and worldwide devastation! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you missed out on playing Plague, Inc. . . bummer. Tomorrow we have SBAC testing in the afternoon; green screen presentations in the morning. Wednesday we flip the plan.
Today we didn't share our argumentative work after all... not ready YET. We did discuss how we can fight viruses and bacteria. If we are not able to prevent infection (wash hands, cook food properly, vaccinate) we can fight bacterial infection with antibiotics. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you likely are under siege from viruses or bacteria yourself! Rest, drink lots of fluids, and watch the video about how our mucus is helpful! The plan is to explore Plague, Inc. on Monday in class... bring your own device with the app if you own it!
Today we explored the characteristics of bacteria (both Archaebacteria and Eubacteria). Once again we did a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting these two groups of prokaryotes and discussed ways bacteria are quite helpful. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can print THESE NOTES for your notebook pages 120.
Today we compared viruses to living things (they affect living things but are not classified as an organism). IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you will watch the video below and create a Venn diagram (use page 118 of your science notebook) to compare and contrast the characteristics of VIRUSES to the characteristics of LIVING THINGS. Tomorrow we shall explore bacteria...
Today we wrapped up our discussion of classification and taxonomy. We also reviewed characteristics of living things and the processes to stay alive. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you have a quick SWYK to make-up. Are you all caught up with #rateaspecies? Tomorrow is the last day I will accept this assignment!!!
Today we used keys (AKA dichotomous keys or taxonomic keys) to identify a variety of things in the classroom... shapes, trees, critters. We also wrote our own key to classify fruits. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY watch the video below about using keys to identify organisms. We will do some review of classification on Monday before we swing from branch to branch studying life.
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