We spent today's class reviewing cell parts and jobs. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY check Google Classroom for the task. Make sure you open each of the Flocabulary resources to check/double check the lyrics and vocabulary as you complete the game, read and respond, and quiz. If you've already done the speed challenge this week and/or Bioman game you only have Flocab work to do! (if not no worries... you can do them now) You only attach screenshots of your 100% successes if you want to go for the '4' grade. Monday you will Show What You Know of cells. Be ready!
Today we reviewed more about cell organelles and their functions. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY be sure to have your earbuds tomorrow (we have a review/practice day on Chromebooks) and watch the video below. Challenge your knowledge of organelle names and jobs with the CELL EXPLORER GAME or SPEED MATCH CHALLENGE.
Today we color coded a cell diagram so we could put a "face to a name" on these cell organelles. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can grab a diagram from me when you return. In the meantime, watch the video below and review the notes from yesterday. We will review parts and jobs of the organelles tomorrow, Friday, and Monday before we look at cells under the microscope. If you want to challenge yourself from home GIVE THIS GAME A TRY; or maybe you want to do a SPEED MATCH CHALLENGE. They are fun games to learn the organelles; this is another fun song, too!
Today we discussed the names and jobs of plant and animal cell organelles. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you are welcome to print THESE NOTES for your notebook page 39 or fill in the structures/functions in class tomorrow as we color code our notes with a diagram page.
Remember our current cell theory states that all living things are made of cells; cells are the basic unit of both structure and function; and all cells come from other cells. We don't really know how those first cells came to be. This video below explores possible explanations! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY we watched the video below; discussed the Chemistry of Life SWYK from Friday, and added organelle to our glossary. You can easily add that term when you get back to the classroom if you don't have your notebook with you! We will discuss organelles all week in class.
We assessed what you know about the chemistry of life today. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY be sure you have your notebook and then visit Google Classroom to take the SWYK (it will post during your class period). Good luck!!!
Today we discussed the nitrogen cycle. Decomposers recycle materials PLUS nitrogen- fixing bacteria make the nitrogen from the air usable for producers and subsequently consumers (via the food chain) to use in proteins and building nucleic acids! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you missed out on a fun cycle activity BUT you can watch the video below and add a bit about the nitrogen to your proteins or nucleic acids notes page. Be sure you know what organisms need nitrogen (all) and what might happen if the nitrogen-fixing bacteria died (nobody would get the nitrogen they need and the cycle would be broken). Tomorrow is a Show What You Know of the chemistry of life. Class will meet in the window side of the writing center. Bring earbuds and your science notebook!
We continued our discussion of recycling matter in ecosystems. We reviewed the steps of the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, precipitation) as well as the carbon/oxygen cycle (be sure you know the jobs of producers, consumers, and decomposers). We explored the sun's role in both water and carbon cycles AND we began discussion of the nitrogen cycle. Tomorrow we shall wrap up our cycles work and get ready to Show What You Know on Friday. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY be sure to have all matter and compounds notes work finished up ( review the past two week's blog posts for what to do. You may add Joseph Priestly to your GOSATOT, too. He discovered oxygen! )
Today we began exploring how water, carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen are recycled in ecosystems. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can add producers, consumers, and decomposers to your glossary OR wait until you return to class. We continue cycles work tomorrow, so you may catch up just fine! Be sure you have all matter and compounds work finished if you've been out a while!
Today we wrapped up our notes for the chemicals of life. When you look at the ingredients on a food label you are looking at the same ingredients that make us! IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY be sure to finish your notes. Use the resources in Google Classroom &/or watch the video below and add information to your notes &/or use my notes to help. Remember to discuss examples, elements, foods, and uses of each molecule but only one molecule per page in your notebook. This week we zoom out from the atom and explore the water, carbon, and nitrogen cycles!
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