More with Nova Labs today ...
Today we wrapped up our exploration of life with the NOVA LABS. Be ready to write a review tomorrow! How many "stars" would you rate it? IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY logon and complete a few missions! We start our biomes projects tomorrow and I will grab notebooks for final grades. Winding down to the end!
May 31st, 2017
Exploring life ...
Today we explored the connections of life with NOVA LABS. We will continue to explore more missions tomorrow. Feel free to explore tonight on your own! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY logon with your Google ID and begin exploration of the NOVA LABS too! Thursday and Friday we will do our group biome project!
Memorial Day ...
May 27th, 2017
Today we discussed symbiosis: mutualism, commensalism, and parastism. Species in the tree of life work together! Sometimes helpful to each other; sometimes with great harm. It's important to remember biodiversity is critical for an ecosystem no matter how small or seemingly negative in impact. Species diversity ensures ecosystem productivity and sustainability for all life forms! Next week we will explore more with the tree of live (NOVA Lab: Evolution Labs) AND do our biome projects! Closer to done but not quite yet!
May 26th, 2017
More life today ...
Today we explored the multi cellular kingdoms: Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia! Oh the diversity of life! Tomorrow we shall SWYK on classification and the kingdoms. Know your levels of classification (DKPCOFGS) and how the relationship of organisms changes from level to level. ALSO be aware of why we have changed our classification categories over time AND why we may change them again in the future. Review your notes of the similarities and differences in the kingdoms? Missed yesterday or today? PRINT MY NOTES!
May 25th, 2017
Micro life ...
Today we explored microscopic members from the tree of life (including viruses which swing from life's branches but are not quite alive all on their own). We also explored the Giants of Science that helped us understand vaccines, antibiotics, and even MY connection to the Protist kingdom as an algae nerd! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can check in with me during Home Base study hall OR visit with someone who was here and ask them what to add to your notebook. Tomorrow we explore macroscopic life!
STILL NEED A PERMISSION SLIP SIGNED FOR THE WATER PARK? PRINT AND GET SIGNED!!!
May 24th, 2017
We had a full day of presentations again today! Wonderful to see some of you prepare for best success! We will be back in science tomorrow and explore life! Some of you still need to wrap up last week's work (p. 14 of From Bacteria to Plants textbook... come visit my room at lunch or study hall to finish!). Reminder to get your permission slip for Woodland Water Park signed and turned in! Lost yours? PRINT ONE AND SIGN!!!
May 23rd, 2017
A day of presentations ...
Today we listened to ELA/SS presentations (or did math STAR test). Tomorrow we wrap up presentations. Anyone still need to do a classification key for the fruit? Wednesday we are all back in the science classroom!
May 22nd, 2017
May 20th, 2017
Today we corrected our keys for apples, bananas, strawberries, and oranges. Some of us are pros at writing our own classification key... some of us are not quite yet (but we all can USE one!)...
Keep practicing your levels of classifciation: Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, species. SWYK will be the end of next week. Come up with your own mnemonic device to remember!
Spend your weekend preparing for your collaborative presentation! We will resume our study of the 6 kingdoms once all of you have presented in social studies/ELA! We will start with micro life and then explore macro life and then assess what you know about the six kingdoms and classification.
Be sure you have Linneus in your GOSATOT! If you missed class today you can PRINT THESE NOTES...
May 19th, 2017
Classification continues ...
Today we reviewed 8 levels of classification used today, discussed scientific names vs. common names, AND we reviewed how to use a taxonomic key to identify organisms. TONIGHT'S CHALLENGE is to create a taxonomic key that will identify a piece of fruit as an apple, a banana, a strawberry, or an orange. Tomorrow we put your key to the test AND discuss the 6 kingdoms of life. Do you know DKPCOFGS by memory yet?
May 18th, 2017
RETIRED Science Teacher
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