These were the burning questions of the week. Today we gathered our final data for the Needs of Seeds lab and finished our THIEVes notes about "What is Life?" This week we have reviewed the characteristics shared by ALL living things; we learned about the two historical controlled experiments performed by Francesco Redi and Louis Pasteur to prove spontaneous generation is false; and we read about the needs all living things must have to stay alive! Some of you checked out a book to finish your notes for pages 10-14... remember that the vocabulary terms of spontaneous generation, controlled experiment, autotroph, heterotroph, and homeostasis should land in your glossary as well as organism, cell, unicellular, multicellular, stimulus, response, and development from earlier in the week (define AND add examples/illustrations)! Next week we shall analyze and conclude the needs of seeds data (hint: it's water!) and type the final draft. We also will have a SWYK on the characteristics and needs of living things as well as some carbon chemistry to discuss. Fun stuff!
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