Today we wrapped up presentations. Nice work kids! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY and you missed your presentation opportunity you will need to schedule with Dr. Haring or Mr. Kelner. No science work to worry about. Next week we continue our swing through the branches of the tree of life... Domain Eukarya!
Today we discussed bacteria and their characteristics. We also explored the good and bad side of all these germs and how to fight them. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can add Jenner, Salk, and Fleming to your GOSATOT. You can copy anyone's Venn diagram for page 127 of your notebook... just find a Paideia classmate!
Today we took a quick SWYK on classification and 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 find a Paideia teammate to copy the Venn diagram on page 126 of your science notebook. Tomorrow we shall explore bacteria. Worry about the SWYK when you return to class.
Today we used keys (AKA dichotomous keys or taxonomic keys) to identify a variety of things. We also wrote our own key to classify fruits. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY watch the video below about using keys to identify organisms. Tomorrow is catch up day for all non-track stars. Monday is a field trip (sunny forecast!) and then we will explore the branches of the tree of life!
Today we discussed classification names. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can watch the videos below to understand more about using the binomial nomenclature of Carolus Linneus (yep add him to your GOSATOT too!). We added the rules for scientific names to our notes. You can get those from your clock partner tomorrow.
Today we discussed the levels of classification scientists use today. We also added Thomas Whittaker to our GOSATOT. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you should start your memorization work of the levels of classification. We will discuss more tomorrow with scientific naming.
Today we explored all the life in the world (and reviewed zoom). IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you should PRINT THIS TREE OF LIFE and attach to page 121 of your notebook. Tomorrow we will explore how classifying organisms has changed over time (and meet some more Giants of Science).
KMS Science Teacher
Most science pictures I post are found from assorted Facebook science pages... too numerous to cite specifically and downloaded for "just the right time"... I am sorry for the poor citation example I am setting.
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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