Oh the cell projects are amazing!
Today we turned in our cell projects and reviewed the parts/jobs of the microscope. Tomorrow we will observe animal and plant cells up close and personal! Cell organelle SWYK is this Thursday so be sure to know all the functions for the organelles we've been studying! Make flashcards... review the past few weeks' videos... finish your project if you haven't yet! We zoom into the organelles to study the molecules of life next!
November 30th, 2015
The video of powtoon below is NOT a submitted cell project... but is cool nonetheless... THIS POWTOON IS A CELL PROJECT AND IS SOOOOOO COOOOOOOL! Today is the last work day for you before final due date tomorrow (and a review of microscopes so we can look at cells on Tuesday). Remember to include the functions of the organelles we covered and not to include any additional ones to 'have more'... not better!
November 28th, 2015
November 27th, 2015
November 25th, 2015
Yet the funny thing is that YOU gave YOURSELF homework if you didn't complete the cell project OR if you didn't follow the instructions for my expectations and organelles ... silly silly children. No worries! You can fix and finish over the long weekend break. I will collect the rest of the projects on Monday, November 30th to kick off the new trimester!
I have your notebooks for a final trimester notebook check. IF you were gone today I will collect them Monday.
Enjoy the snow! Be safe when you are out and about! Be helpful to your family in preparing Thanksgiving dinner! Be thankful for the time off! I'm sure thankful for you guys. I laugh every single day... it's good!!!
November 24th, 2015
Today we discovered that even though the cell project instructions are pretty clear on expectations, students are missing the mark on their projects! Tonight you will finish your project (due tomorrow). Be sure to check that all organelles expected are included (and not to include any that are NOT expected!). Be sure to neatly complete work in ink or typed and with color where important! Be sure to include the correct function of each organelle written in 7th grade language (not bigger science words you don't know/understand!). The purpose is to demonstrate what you know of cell organelles and their functions, not what someone else knows!
Drop all projects first thing Tuesday morning! I have extra tables at the ready!
November 23rd, 2015
November 22nd, 2015
Cell Project work this weekend!!!
How's the cell project coming along??? Remember you can send me an email with questions via the contact tab on this website... You can also be very diligent about reading THE DIRECTIONS FOR THE PROJECT, too.
This video also has the playback disabled... Click WATCH THIS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE and do just that :)
What is a cell?
Today we explored cells and the organelles with a few activities and ipads... FUN! This weekend you need to complete your cell project! Will you do a model? Include a key with the organelle functions too. Will you do a poster? Make sure it's full poster sized and all neatly done with color in ink (or typed). Will you do a children's book? Be creative, colorful, neat and done in ink or typed. Will you do a classified want ads? Make sure it's looking like a newspaper ad. Will you do a 'cell-fie' book? Be sure to get analogies for all the organelles (okay... nuclear membrane and nucleolus are tricky... but give it a go for these too). Will you go all techie on me? Send me the link to your prezi, your song, share your google slides, bring in the project on a flash drive... however you need to share! I'm excited to see what you do!!! Due Tuesday, November 24th! I will be collecting your notebooks on Tuesday for a final trimester notebook check as well... is that up to date?
The playback is disabled on this video BUT if you click the 'Watch this video on YouTube' you are golden!
November 20th, 2015
Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic
Today we defined 'prokaryotic' and 'eukaryotic' in our glossary. Watch the video to review the similarities and differences (and if you were absent: add to your glossary!). The rest of class was analogy work (cell is like a factory, cell is like a space station, nucleus is like the capital of the country, mitochondria is like a battery, etc.) to better understand the structures of the cell and the functions they serve for the cell. Your cell project is due on Tuesday, November 24th. You should get started tonight with planning so this weekend you finish!
Tonight is the last night for makeup work on scopes, etc. Tomorrow is last day any work for Trimester 1 can be turned in. The last remaining grades are for work ethic with notebook check over Thanksgiving break.
November 19th, 2015
Cells. Cells. They're made of organelles...
Today we watched a movie about cells; colored a cell diagram so we can better visualize cells and the organelles; and we learned about our cell project due this Tuesday, November 24th. Choose only one of the project options! If you were absent today you can either pick up a diagram during HomeBase or during class tomorrow. You could also just draw your own cell with organelles and color it (use pages 19-20 of your text to help)- put on next page of notebook after the chart. Tomorrow we shall continue our understanding of the functions of the organelles of cells. Scroll back for other videos from this week's studies... this one is great!
November 18th, 2015
More with cell organelles!
Today was a work day to fill in our chart about cell organelles from pages 16-24 of the cells text (pages 19-20 really helpful with the diagram)-notebook p. 57. Tonight finish any work not done ... tomorrow we color!
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