Today we took notes on how living things are organized in the universe: atoms to molecules to organelles to cells to tissues to organs to systems to organisms to populations to communities to ecosystems! Wow... quite a lot of organization!
The current cell theory states that all living things are made of cells, cells are the basic unit of structure (building blocks) and function (all those necessary processes to stay alive), and all cells come from other cells. We will explore this theory as we venture throughout this school year. Will we use science and engineering practices still even though the unit is done? YES!!! Answers to our questions come from applying those steps. And sometimes we need to change our conclusions!
IF YOU MISSED CLASS TODAY you will need to get the notes you missed AND leave your notebook with me upon your return to class for a notebook check. Next week we learn about microscopes!