Talk more than turkey at Thanksgiving... discuss THESE QUESTIONS?
Today you discussed the trophic levels of a food chain AND watched Bill Nye. If absent HERE are the notes ... and HERE is a link to the video. Thank you to Ms. Heyer for such a great trimester of teaching!
We will miss you (but also hope to see you anytime Ms. Hunt needs a sub!) Enjoy the long break kids!
Today we discussed food chains and the movement of energy within ecosystems. Tomorrow you shall wrap up with trophic levels and watch a little Bill Nye on food webs.
I KNOW you desperately need to listen to the photosynthesis song once again so HERE IT IS!!!
Many were absent today or will be tomorrow as you wrap up the notes... lucky for you HERE ARE THE NOTES... you will write anything in RED. Page 55 in the notebook (or if you didn't get your notebook back yet do on loose leaf and we shall add later).
Tomorrow is Ms. Heyer's last day with us as a student teacher! IF you didn't get a chance to sign the card today I will have it in the room tomorrow so you can say any well wishes...
Look out... it's me and ONLY ME after this week! :)
Current events today! HERE IS A VIDEO about those immortal cells and HERE IS A VIDEO about the mind control of mice! Absent today? Review yesterday's post with links to the articles and the LAPS sheet!!!
Whether you are a Brave or Glacier today we are ALL cheering the Wolfpack! Go Kalispell! Go Wolfpack!
Today you did a great job with your SWYK on cell organelles! Such a great wrap up to the learning these past few weeks! Tomorrow we dive into an article and read LAPS again to discover some of the latest news with cells! If you want to start work tonight you can click the links for the articles: (LAPS worksheet here):
1. Immortal Cells - http://scienceworld.scholastic.com/issues/03_03_14
2. Mind Control - http://scienceworld.scholastic.com/issues/10_27_14
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These are muscle cells... you can explore information on how to Lighten Up by exploring this link... Three of your own Kalispell Middle School peers are collecting data about health for a science fair project! Pretty cool!
Cells, cells, they're made of organelles! I am so glad you know them so well because your projects were so great! SWYK tomorrow and then current events Friday... End of trimester 1 is Friday... 1/3 of the way thru!
Remember Ms. Heyer's last day is next Tuesday so if you would like to let her know your gratitude OR have words of wisdom to share please keep this timeline in mind! (and begin your worrying... I'm back Dec. 1st!)
Great job on the projects! Ms. Heyer is busily grading them all! Some you really needed to follow the directions a tad better... I hope you only have a minor error to fix tomorrow (Mrs. Heyer will chat with you).
I am excited to be able to see all the work during the cell science fair tomorrow! Reminder any missing work for science must be turned in tomorrow as well (end of trimester is Friday!)... We SWYK Thursday and crank out one more current event on Friday. Whew... working hard!
Today we acted like a cell... Great review of the jobs of organelles as you wrap up CELL PROJECTS tonight... We will act like a cell many more times as we will learn the specific details of how all the organelles do their job!
Be sure to include all 4 components of the nucleus (nuclear envelope, chromatin AND nucleolus) in your keys/posters/definitions/stories/etc. There should be 12 total organelles for an animal cell and then add chloroplasts and a cell wall for a plant cell (GREEN chloroplasts of course!). Use these instructions as a checklist! DUE TOMORROW! Need some cool tunes to guide your work? Listen to this &/or this &/or this! You can drop projects first thing in the morning or during your class period. Be sure to have your NAME on it!
But they skipped the most important truth that finishing your cell project cures both colds and flu ;) tee hee
It's the weekend but you have quite a bit of work to do! Not only do you need to do some research for social studies (check Mr. Wilson's blog for more details) BUT you also have your CELL PROJECT to do!!! Due date is Tuesday! We act like a cell Monday, turn in projects and do some more cell stuff on Tuesday, share projects as a science fair on Wednesday, SWYK on Thursday, and then check out what's new in the news Friday! Maybe you still need to wrap up other organelle work? HERE ARE THE ORIGINAL NOTES you took to help!
End of the first trimester is NEXT Friday so all work for the trimester is due Wednesday! (same for all in team)
Make sure you add PROKARYOTE and EUKARYOTE to your glossary (with phonetic spelling, definition, example or illustration and use in informational sentence). Scroll back over the past few days to make sure you are all caught up... you only have a few more days to turn in missing conference sheets, cheek/onion labs, or end of section questions! Work on your CELL PROJECTS tonight!!! Due date next Tuesday!
Today you were assigned your CELL PROJECT due next Tuesday, November 18th. So many options to choose from! Be sure to include a key if making a model, use a full sized poster board if drawing a poster, add color and creativity if doing a children's book, model after true classified ads if doing the help wanted option, include the deets of your Cell-fie (who are you with and why?), and show your creative side with a different option (song... video... hmmmmm???). Anyone who did not finish your End of Section Questions p. 24 of the textbook GET THEM DONE TONIGHT... THEY ARE LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How about conference sheets? Ya... really.
Cells, cells, they're made of organelles... and now you have SEEN the organelles of both plant and animal cells! (plus learned how to make a slide of your own) Tonight wrap up End of Section questions from p. 24 in text!
(cross section of a grass leaf... such happy cells!)
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