Today you were assigned the Cell Project... This is your summary for our cells THIEVES work! (we sure did our THIEVES differently in this section didn't we?!))
Making a model? Include a key AND the functions
Drawing a poster? Be neat, detailed, colorful
Writing a children's book? Be creative, informative
Technology based? Have fun and be creative! (song... song... song... song... ha ha)
All work for this project is done OUTSIDE of school time (or at least not in my class). We will LOOK at cells Friday and Monday and then review organelles and their functions Tuesday and Wednesday. Projects are DUE on Thursday, November 21st with final test on Friday. Still need learning help? Watch THIS...
P.S. How is your current event coming along? I added another pee-related science article! Gee whiz ;)
Folks... you have a bit more to do tonight other than just letting your cells work... Add the terms, functions, and a little sketch to your glossary. IF you still need to wrap up the End of section Q's or conference sheets you know what you may lose tomorrow (ipads and eligibility!)... Watch THIS... it's cool!
Today we read about multicellular organization (cells...tissues...organs... systems...organisms) like the happy leaf shown here! We also read about bacterial cells (prokaryotes = no membrane bound nucleus).
You now have a colorful diagram of a eukaryotic cell and all the organelle functions listed in an easy to read chart.
Tonight's work is to finish both the End of section questions on p. 24 as well as your conference sheet! Reviewing begins tomorrow with some definitions work to do... GO CELLS!
You may choose to watch THIS to continue with cell learning...
Tonight we continue working on cells and their organelles. Good job on your function work... now label the diagram on the back (we color tomorrow).
Tuesday's homework will be to complete the end of section questions on p. 24... use loose leaf paper and answer using complete sentences. You will likely need to take a LAP or two through the reading to answer the questions!
Wednesday we will add the vocabulary terms to our glossaries along with visuals (make a sketch of each organelle and then list the function).
All this repetition (plus the jammin' tunes) help your brain CELLS to make connections and learn these organelles! Need the music for work? HERE is today's song... missed school today? HERE is a Bill Nye the Science Guy video for you to watch to reinforce cells.
For those of you parents who WERE able to make conferences... it was great to talk with you! For those of you parents who were NOT able to make conferences... sorry to have missed you!
All of you have a great opportunity with this conference sheet to see the fruits of your students' labor in my science class. Enjoy the notebook tour and feel free to contact me via email or comment on the back of the conference sheet. You will see that we actually do much more work than what is shown in PowerSchool!
Have a great weekend kids... make sure the cell organelles chart (our version of THEIVes for this section) is filled in for Monday's check in! (P.S. you could work on your current event for November too...)
These may help you review your scope parts and functions: Microscope Song and another Microscope Song... (I didn't say they were GOOD songs, just that they would help you with your learning!)
After we assess what you know of scopes we can then dive into CELLS!
Some of you need to finish the questions from today... Answer using your best writing skills on a loose leaf paper... due tomorrow!
WRITING for Standard 6: Understanding Historical Developments in Science and Technology
Answer the following questions using your best writing skills. Use loose leaf paper for the answers, but use your notes in the notebook for evidence to support your claims.
1) Which of the following scientists contributed most to the study of cells (and life)? Explain WHAT they contributed and WHY their contribution is best. Feel free to compare two scientists and their discoveries in your analysis.
2) How has the microscope changed our understanding of cells (and life)? What do you think may change in the future from using microscopes?
Tomorrow we work with depression slides and pond critters. Also we WRITE about the history of Discovering Cells (of course you should know all this stuff from your notes...and crossword...and end of section q's...and videos...). If you haven't really been doing your end of the deal in work then tomorrow may be a bit challenging... get prepared!
Wednesday parts of scope quiz and then Thursday we begin cell organelle work...
I hope to see your folks at conferences this Thursday 4-8 pm in the new gym!
RETIRED Science Teacher
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