Good day with Igor...
Today we had a visit from Igor and learned a bit of carbon dioxide chemistry. This weekend you get to finish your Needs of Seeds labs! Next week we explore the organization of living things and dive into cells!
October 30th, 2015
What is life? (revisited)...
Today we reviewed the characteristics of living things as well as looked at a few examples of final Needs of Seeds labs. We then SWYK'd (Show What You Know) about characteristics and needs of living things as well as the historical experiments to prove about life coming from life. IF you were absent today you will need to make up the SWYK next week... I have a substitute tomorrow (you will learn about chemistry of life). You still need to finish your NEEDS OF SEEDS lab... final drafts 'turned in' by Sunday at 11:59 pm! Some of you still need to answer the ANALYSIS QUESTIONS or write your final CONCLUSION for the LAB RESULTS... eek!
October 29th, 2015
And now the finish is all on YOU!
Today we spent time in the writing center to type the final draft of the Needs of Seeds lab. IF you didn't yet sign in you will need to log on google classroom and enter your correct class (information is on THIS POST). Use the rubric to make sure you have all expected information for each section of the wheel. Tomorrow we shall look at a few finished examples AND we will wrap up "What is Life?" with a SWYK. Are your notes done?
October 28th, 2015
Needs of Seeds final draft work...
We have our results as to which abiotic factor is most important for seeds to germinate. NOW it's time to share your formal final lab. You will need to choose EITHER the Needs of Seeds Lab Write Up OR the Needs of Seeds Slides (do not do both). You will log into your correct classroom for MY Google Classroom classes (just like you have done for ELA and SS). Enter the correct classroom code (list is below the cartoon) and begin!
Period 2 4e8jn36
Period 3 yiryicd
Period 4 bxj6nf
Period 5 ue68ri
Period 7 hicka32
We shall be in the writing center for class on Wednesday... be sure to have ALL steps of the wheel READY!!! Today we finished (hopefully you finished) our lab conclusion... use the CEAL wheel for your conclusion!
October 27th, 2015
Time for analysis...
Today we discussed the final results of the needs of seeds data and answered analysis questions. Tomorrow we shall write the CEAL conclusion and get ready to type up our final draft of the Needs of Seeds lab. Answer your analysis questions using complete sentences (in your notebook page 33? 34? 35?)... Tomorrow CEAL wheel conclusion time! (Some of you still have THIEV notes from last week to wrap up as well... scroll back)
This is the life cycle for the little seeds we used in the Needs of Seeds lab!
October 26th, 2015
October 25th, 2015
These were the burning questions of the week. Today we gathered our final data for the Needs of Seeds lab and finished our THIEVes notes about "What is Life?" This week we have reviewed the characteristics shared by ALL living things; we learned about the two historical controlled experiments performed by Francesco Redi and Louis Pasteur to prove spontaneous generation is false; and we read about the needs all living things must have to stay alive! Some of you checked out a book to finish your notes for pages 10-14... remember that the vocabulary terms of spontaneous generation, controlled experiment, autotroph, heterotroph, and homeostasis should land in your glossary as well as organism, cell, unicellular, multicellular, stimulus, response, and development from earlier in the week (define AND add examples/illustrations)! Next week we shall analyze and conclude the needs of seeds data (hint: it's water!) and type the final draft. We also will have a SWYK on the characteristics and needs of living things as well as some carbon chemistry to discuss. Fun stuff!
October 23rd, 2015
Life comes from life...
Today we continued our THIEVes notes for "What is Life" with the historical experiments of Francesco Redi and Louis Pasteur. Tomorrow we shall wrap up the notes and discuss the needs of all living things... we also wrap up our investigation as to which abiotic factor is most important for seeds to germinate! If you want to watch the life cycle/development of flies you may want to click and watch this video. The video below is a nice review/discussion of spontaneous generation (and the controlled experiments) we read about today.
THIS LINK ALSO DISCUSSES THE HISTORY OF REDI AND PASTEUR... watch if you aren't sure what's up!
October 22nd, 2015
Tomorrow we shall THIEV more information about where life comes from AND what living things need...
October 21st, 2015
Characteristics of Life
Today we checked on our germination of seeds and added water if needed. We also discussed how to use the THIEVES strategy for note taking (not as a pre-reading strategy). If you were absent today you can PRINT THESE NOTES OR COPY THEM IN TO YOUR NOTEBOOK ON PAGE 37. Tomorrow we shall finish our THIEVes notes for "What is Life"... watch the video below as review (or for absent kiddos a preview) of what we did!
October 20th, 2015
RETIRED Science Teacher
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