Today we set up our "Eggsploring Osmosis" lab. Tomorrow we will measure the mass of the eggs to discover if indeed osmosis just happens! Tonight you will review the section on The Cell In Its Environment pages 32-37 and add any important information to your notebook page 66. We did notes for MOST of the information, you just need to take your own spin through the material. Glossary too! SWYK Wednesday!
Today we took a deeper look into how the cell membrane allows materials into and out of cells. Monday we shall "eggsplore" osmosis a bit more. Curious how they found out the membrane was a double lipid layer? WATCH THIS!
This weekend is a great time to build an atom model if you want to and is work time for those who have been absent or still have your work to complete on the chemical compounds in cells. IF you are writing your summary you need to restate this poem "It's a very odd thing, as odd as can be, whatever I eat, it turns into me!"... full CEAL paragraph with at least 3 supporting evidence and analysis statements and a lovely strong "L" restatement of the poem.
"It's a very odd thing, as odd as can be, whatever I eat, it turns into me!"
Today we discussed this poem as our SWYK of chemical compounds in cells. Good work. Tonight you could (only if you want) make an atom model... Maybe carbon? Maybe oxygen? Maybe you don't feel like it... and that's okay. Maybe you just want to sit around letting all those elements and compounds in your foods be rearranged into new organelles for your cells. Sounds like a great plan for the evening! Or you could even go play in the solid H2O outside! Tomorrow we shall dive into our deeper understanding of cell membranes!
Tonight you are expected not only to have all your notes on Chemical Compounds done but ALSO to answer the End of Section Questions on p. 30 either by writing the question then the answer or better still by RESTATING the question in your answer. You may use up to page 62 for your notes and questions (but IF you need more paper just don't number the pages). We are NOT using loose leaf for these questions.
Tomorrow we SUMMARIZE our learning about the chemical compounds in cells with a different type of SWYK!
HERE is that awesome Ted-Ed about macaroni salad (you are what you eat!)
Today we began our deeper look into the elements, compounds and molecules that are found in cells! Use pages 25-30 in your textbook and page 59 (and on if you need it) in your notebook and take notes!
I suggest to use the THIEVes strategy for notes (not just pre-reading). Use T for title, H for each heading (Use as roman numeral heading), I for introduction (we read in class), E for EVERY paragraph (read and pull the important details into notes), and V for the vocabulary and visuals (defined and included information)... Some folks are doing a chart of the compound (Do include ALL vocabulary in your notes)...
Tomorrow we add End of section questions to the notes... Thursday is the Summary... Yay!
Today we got new passes for the trimester (and were reminded to be on time with ALL materials!); we pasted work in our notebooks (and are ready to participate in the great tape experiment soon!); we reset our clock partners for new trimester (6 o'clock is for substitute seating chart); and we added the terms from last week's discussion of energy movement in food chains and webs into our glossaries. Vocab terms should have the word, a phonetic spelling, a definition, an example/picture, and a sentence using the word. IF you were absent last week you need to take notes on notebook page 55 (CLICK HERE AND COPY ALL RED)... you might choose to watch the Bill Nye video as well. We shall revisit food chains and energy use and trophic levels often!
I am so happy to be back in the classroom! I hope you are too...
KMS Science Teacher
Most science pictures I post are found from assorted Facebook science pages... too numerous to cite specifically and downloaded for "just the right time"... I am sorry for the poor citation example I am setting.
In addition the archives are primarily from my days as a ONLY a life science teacher ... 2020 has changed all that!
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