Today we observed Agaricus bisporus (button mushrooms) and saw the hyphae strands that make up the fruiting body of the fungi. IF you were absent you can watch the video below... tomorrow we will be at GHS in the morning for Huck Finn and then back for lunch and afternoon classes. We shall have more fun with fungi.
Remember the questions (notebook pages 130-131) are: What are fungi? What are hyphae? How do fungi obtain food? How do fungi reproduce? What is the structure of a fruiting body? (draw AND label) How are fungi groups classified? What is an antibiotic? What is symbiosis? AND explain the symbiosis of the lichen. How do fungi HELP us? HARM us? Pages 88-95 of your textbook will help give answers!!! Our simple organism SWYK is Friday... 3 CEAL paragraphs!!! Aaaaaaak!
Today we began our understanding of the Fungi kingdom. We once again are setting up the notebook pages 130-131 with questions: What are fungi? What are hyphae? How do fungi obtain food? How do fungi reproduce? What is the structure of a fruiting body? (draw AND label) How are fungi groups classified? What is an antibiotic? What is symbiosis? AND explain the symbiosis of the lichen. How do fungi HELP us? HARM us? Pages 88-95 of your textbook will help give answers to the questions. We shall continue work tomorrow in class PLUS get an up close look at the fruiting body of a fungus (it's a mushroom... we are dissecting it!).
Thursday morning: Huck Finn at GHS! Afternoon is normal and then Friday SWYK and enjoy a simple organism feast!
Today we had the opportunity to view protists within their ecosystem (POND WATER VIEWING). We didn't have any fungus-like protists today but we did watch THIS COOL TIME LAPSE OF SLIME MOLD and the video below is informative as well. Students who didn't have their questions done today needed to finish before using the scopes. Be sure to add a labeled illustration of either Paramecium, Amoeba, or Euglena to notes!!! We explore fabulous fungi starting tomorrow then plants then animals then we zoom out to ecosystems!!!
We had an opportunity arise to join Mr. Eash's classes and learn about diseases from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and Flathead County Health Department. WOO HOO! Very cool review of pathogens and fighting diseases. Over the weekend you need to finish protist work. I will check completed notes on Monday!
Today we continued with our protist work (periods 5 and 7 did; 2, 3, and 4 SUPPOSEDLY finished yesterday). IF you still are working on your questions/answers/notes/venns reminder to check THIS POST FOR DETAILS. Tomorrow we shall observe pond water which is the ecosystem in which protists live and thrive! FUN FUN!!!
Today we worked on our questions about protists: What is a Protist? What are the 3 groups of protists? What is a pseudopod? What are cilia? What are flagella? What are the 6 groups of algae (plant-like protists)? What is a spore? How do Protists HELP us? HARM us? How are the 3 protist groups different (triple venn perfect for this question)? You also need to add the terms symbiosis, mutualism, and parasitism to your glossary! Your textbook pages 74-84 has most all the information you need!!! Tomorrow we will be SBAC testing during periods 2 and 3 (bring a book!). After lunch we have periods 5, 6 and 7. We will do our team Paideia Spring Spruce Up service project during period 4 (weather permitting). Dress for working outside (and layers for SBAC if you are in the writing center... chilly!)
Today we began our study of the Protist Kingdom. If you were gone today and are in period 2, 3, or 4 we shall continue the work tomorrow (if you were gone and in periods 5 or 7 you didn't miss a thing). We will continue with Protist work tomorrow (wrap up notes periods 2, 3, and 4 and START notes periods 5 and 7). Too many missing science argumentative essays kids!!! Finish strong and get them turned in!
Today was a transition day taping work into our notebooks, realizing the LAPS assignment is really late, and reviewing the domains of life. We reviewed pages 26-29 about prokaryotic organisms (Domains Archaea and Bacteria) and the characteristics of Domain Eukarya! We also previewed the PROTIST kingdom which is our topic for the week! SBAC math testing is on tap tomorrow afternoon and Thursday morning so rest up! Your argumentative paper is to be 'turned in' by 11:59 tonight! Anyone still missing LAPS needs to finish tonight.
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In addition the archives are primarily from my days as a ONLY a life science teacher ... 2020 has changed all that!
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