Today we explored how carbon is cycled in ecosystems. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY be sure to add information to your notebook page 66 about which two substances are linked in one recycling process; what role do producers (autotrophs) play in the carbon and oxygen cycles; what role do consumers (heterotrophs) play in these cycles; and how might the death of all the producers (autotrophs) in a community affect the carbon and oxygen cycles? Be sure to include a diagram of the cycle with your notes! You can use any resources available to find this information if you are working from home (the textbook is helpful once you are back to school). Considering how valuable carbon is to all living things we are very glad to recycle this element!!! Things sure get complicated with levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the impacts to our planet. Calculate your carbon footprint!!!
Today we discussed/explored the water cycle. Water is very important for cells in many ways. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can watch all (or just some) of the resources below to help you add water cycle information to page 65 of your notebook. Be sure to include the 3 major processes AND how the sun is involved in the cycle. Tomorrow we will explore the carbon cycle.
Today we checked what you know about the chemicals of cells. Some of you still need to finish your notes (come in at lunch or study hall to visit the textbook ... otherwise use the Google classroom resources to include the elements, foods, and cell structures/processes for each compound). IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you need to wrap up those notes on your own. We started with a new note-taking task today: cycles of matter. Water cycle first then we follow carbon, nitrogen, and food cycling through ecosystems this week.
Today we continued working on our notes about the chemical compounds in cells. You can choose any style of notes you wish to use to discuss what ELEMENTS make up each compound, what FOODS we find these compounds in, and what CELL ORGANELLES AND CELL PROCESSES the body uses the compound for.
What are the chemical compounds w need to take notes for? Carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, water, and vitamins !
Check into GOOGLE CLASSROOM for videos to help with your note taking.
No, there isn't an online textbook, but you can EASILY find information from videos and a little google searching yourself!!!
IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY be sure to set aside some time to complete your notes. Next week we will zoom out to discover how the elements that make these compounds are cycled in ecosystems!
Today we took notes on the chemical compounds in cells. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY be sure to login to my science GOOGLE CLASSROOM and read the assignment. Notes will be written in your notebook (not a google document). We continue notes work tomorrow in class. The video below is yet another resource to help you with your notes about the chemical compounds in cells!!!
Today we discussed the elements that make the compounds that keep us alive. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY we will do a note-taking task tomorrow in class (bring earbuds) about these important molecules. Watch the video below for an introduction.
Today we began our chemistry of life discussion. First we learned of the Miller-Urey experiment which explored how biotic comes from abiotic. We also added ATOMS, ELEMENTS, MOLECULES, and COMPOUNDS to our glossary. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you can add these terms to your glossary (you can do on own or wait until back in class). Tomorrow we will explore the chemical compounds of cells.
Today we acted like a cell in order to review the functions of the organelles and setup this week's work with the chemistry of life. IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY there is nothing to make up (and we will act like a cell again in the future)! We will set new trimester 2 clocks tomorrow and zoom in from cell organelles to discuss the important molecules of life.
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