This week we will be looking into DNA structure, function, and cell division.
Station 4 link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1200714
Those of you absent Thursday and Friday - please make the mitosis flipbooks and have them ready to turn in on Monday. They will not go on 3rd quarter's grades. Since you do not have the textbook online, you can use another resource (such as ck12.net or DiscoveryEd) to help you with the stages of mitosis.
As we enter our Genetics unit - I have another opportunity for students to earn Extra Credit! All materials need to be completed and turned in by Friday March 17th. This will give you an in-depth understanding of DNA as it relates to genetics
Welcome to our Genetics Unit! Here are the standards we will cover over the next 6 weeks:
Explain why offspring that result from sexual reproduction (fertilization and meiosis) have greater variation than offspring that result from asexual reproduction (budding and mitosis).
Infer patterns of heredity using information from Punnett squares and pedigree analysis.
Explain the impact of the environment and lifestyle choices on biological inheritance (to include common genetic diseases) and survival.
*We will be using our Science & Life Issues textbook for this unit (D). You can login as a student from the following website: http://www.lab-aids.com/
See resources below that we are using this week.
This week students are finishing their "Cure for Cancer" projects and will present to the Hospital Board for funding! Presentations should wrap up by Friday or Monday next week. If you are absent, your group will wait to present until everyone is available - this means we may have moved on in curriculum and will come back to your presentation as soon as possible.
In Lightning Time - students are building cell models. These are due Friday for us to vote on "best in show"!
Unit test grades will likely be posted by Wednesday once all students have taken the test.
Note: Our unit test for Cells will be Monday February 27th! Please download and print the attached Study Guide if you would like practice with our concepts beforehand.
Other resources that are good for review are BrainPop, cellsalive.org, ck12.org :)
Weekly PowerPoint is attached as well.
Research/compare normal versus cancerous cell structures; Research/analyze treatments and functions of cells
BrainPop - Cancer w/ graphic organizer
Causes of Cancer:
Reminders: Current Event #2 Due Wednesday! NewsELA code: SF2245
This week we are moving from protists to multicellular organisms (US!). Students will begin a PBL unit learning about our cells through investigating how cancer works. Below are materials to be used this week.
This is our 3rd week of the quarter and we have a few important things coming up!
Thursday = Protist Quiz Practicum - students will be analyzing unknown organisms under the microscope and identifying what the protist is, along with giving extra information regarding their unique characteristics. Make sure to study your notes, graphic organizers, and the labs we have done with these organisms!
Friday = Notebook Check #1 - 90 points - we used purple fish stamps this round, and students should have the following:
1. Characteristics of Living Things
2. Eukaryotic vs. Prokaryotic Reading Questions
3. Parts of the Microscope worksheet
4. Viewing Cells activity
5, 6, 7. Amoeba, Euglena, and Paramecium coloring
8. Protist Cardsort Graphic Organizer (to be done Tuesday in class)
9. "Is It Living" booklet (to be done Thursday in class)
We are diving into the world of single celled Eukaryotic cells! Here is the PowerPoint and supplemental materials for the week :)
This week we are learning about characteristics of living things! See the PowerPoint for the week along with digital copies of our assignments.
Every Friday see what we did in class and what important things are coming up in class.