- Extra Credit
- Pictures from class
- Helpful Websites
- Projects and Labs
- "The Demise of the Halloween Pumpkins"
- Above and Beyond Science
- Students of the Months
- Notes, Graphic Organizers, and Cool Resources
- Science Songs and Raps!!
- Testimonials and Advice
- Course Syllabus and Expectations
- Portfolios in Science
- Conservation Awareness and Fundraising
- "How To" videos and Tutorials
Friday, January 31, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
|-Go over Mid-year Assessment|
-Recap last week, Chapter 4 Cell Reproduction
-Baby picture due tomorrow
|-Baby picture activity|
|-Work on Mitosis Flipbooks; due Monday 2/3 (to be used on the quiz)|
-Mitosis Quiz; Thursday 2/6
-The Control of the Cell Cycle; Due: Friday, 1/31
|-Work on Mitosis Flipbooks; due Thursday 2/6 (to be used on the quiz)|
Sunday, January 19, 2014
|No School - Martin Luther King Day|
|-Finish Respiration Lab (Graphing)|
-Finish video: Eyewitness Plants
|-Read Chapter 4: Cell Reproduction|
-Discuss types of Asexual Reproduction
|-Learn about Hydra|
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Photosynthesis and Respiration Study Guide
- Why? To convert sunlight energy to chemical energy
1. All green plants (Plant Kingdom),
2. photosynthetic bacteria,
3. plant-like protists (algae)
- Where? Leaves(organs), specifically chloroplasts
- When? During daylight/sunlight (even on a cloudy day)
- What? Chloroplasts [are making food/glucose]; “Mean green photosynthesizing machines”
Define Photosynthesis. “The Putting Together With Light”
- Producers/autotrophs - organisms that can make their own food.
- We get so much from the process of photosynthesis: food, clothing medicines, wood, oxygen, paper, pencils, flowers, and so much more!
- Why To produce ATP
- Whom? All aerobes (organisms that use oxygen); producers and consumers
3. Some bacteria
5. Some fungi
- Where? Mitochondria
- When? Constantly
- What? Food/glucose is being broken down to release energy
Define respiration. The metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which ATP energy is released and carbon dioxide and water is produced.
- Why? To produce ATP
- Whom? All anaerobes (organisms that do not use oxygen)
2. Some bacteria
- Where? Cytoplasm
- When? Constantly
- What? Food/glucose [is being fermented]
Define fermentation. Fermentation is a process by which food is broken down
without oxygen, in living organisms, to produce ATP.
- What industries use fermentation?
1. Baking (CO2)
2. Brewing (Alcohol and CO2)
3. Dairy (Lactic Acid)
- What are the reactants ? One sugar (C6H12O6) (and a ATP investment).
- What are the products of fermentation? ATP and [CO2, alcohol] OR [ lactic acid]
Consumers/heterotrophs - organisms that must obtain food sources from other organisms.
- Herbivores - eat only plants
- Carnivores - eat only meat
- Omnivores - eat both plants and meat
- Scavengers - organisms that eat dead organisms
- Decomposers/Detritivores - Break down organisms, “nature’s recyclers”
- Arrows point towards the organism obtaining energy or eating!
Metabolism - The chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life.
Enzymes - Help speed up chemical processes by breaking substances apart or putting substances together.
- Use my blog, review worksheets and other assignments
- Use the textbook, pgs. 83-87
Monday, January 13, 2014
|-Math Mid-year Exam|
-Movement activity: Create a food web and discuss the interactions and flow of energy
-Test on Photosynthesis and Respiration, Friday 1/17
|-Using the Theme of Energy: Trophic level energy transfer|
|-Titration Lab: Respiration|
|-Review for Test, Friday 1/17|
|-Test on Photosynthesis and Respiration|
-Finish lab if necessary
|-Review For Mid-year|
-How Do I Get Energy Internet Lesson is due
|Review for Mid-year|
|-Language Arts Mid-year Exam|
-Review for Mid-year
|-Science Mid-year Exam|
-The Food Web Story
|-Social Studies Mid-year Exam|
-Go over classwork
-Eyewitness Plants video and notes