Thursday, January 29, 2015

D Block Data for Analyzing CO2 Production Lab

Some people have not provided results.  Please create a double bar graph for each person.  Use 2 different colors for the bars on the graph.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow Day Homework

Here is the worksheet for homework.  Read all directions.  Create arrow tips pointing towards the organism eating/getting energy.

Read, highlight important information, and find (write down) as many producers, herbivores, etc..

C Block Data for the graph

A Block Data for the graph

Use this Study Guide to help prepare your note card!!!!


Photosynthesis and Respiration Study Guide

  • Why? To convert sunlight energy to chemical energy
  • Whom?
            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!

Respiration/Aerobic Respiration
  • Why? To produce ATP
  • Whom? All aerobes (organisms that use oxygen); producers and consumers
1. Plants
            2. Animals
            3. Some bacteria
            4. Protists
5. Some fungi
  • Where?  Begins in the Cytoplasm and moves into the 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.

Fermentation/Anaerobic Respiration
  • Why? To produce ATP
  • Whom? All anaerobes (organisms that do not use oxygen)
            1. Yeast/fungi
            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.  Think about the Pineapple Lab!

  • Use my blog, review worksheets and other assignments
  • Use the textbook, pgs. 83-87

Sunday, January 25, 2015

1/26-1/30           Agenda and Assignments

-Finish Analyzing CO2 Production Lab
-Finish video: Eyewitness Plants
-Check on Fermentation bottles
HW1. Lab Questions 1-4, Conclusion, Graph
       2. Test on 3.3, create note card to be used on test (use blog)
-Food Webs and Food Chains
HW 1. Food Web Story
        2. Test on 3.3, create note card to be used on test (use blog)
HW STUDY for Test tomorrow! 
Test on 3.3!
HW 1. Analyzing CO2 Production Lab due for A,B, and C Blocks.
        2. Portfolio Reflection #4 due on Tues. 2/3
-Begin Chapter 4: Cell Reproduction, pgs 98-104
HW 1. Bring in a baby picture of yourself for Wed. 2/4
        2. Portfolio Reflection #4 due on Tues. 2/3
        3. Cell Reproduction Note-taking

Sunday, January 18, 2015

1/19-1/23           Agenda and Assignments

No School - MLK Day  
-Correct HW: Photosynthesis and Respiration  .
-Eyewitness Plants; video notes
-Make-ups for missed lab

HW Test Tube Wkst.
-Finish Eyewitness Plants
-Correct Test Tube wkst.
-Fermentation bottles
-Photosynthesis Demos: Leaf Chromatography, Elodea baking soda
HW Start creating note card to be used on test
-Test on 3.3 Photosynthesis and Respiration, Wed. 1/28

Guide for Notecard!
-Analyzing Carbon Dioxide Production Lab
-Fermentation bottles
-Test on 3.3 Photosynthesis and Respiration, Wed. 1/28
-Watch Photosynthesis Youtube Video
-Read Photosynthesis book
-Respiration Demos: Flame Light Re-light, Calorimetry
-"Equations in Motion"
-Test on 3.3 Photosynthesis and Respiration, Wed. 1/28 STUDY!!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

1/12-1/16           Agenda and Assignments

Math Mid-Year Exam
-Read Textbook, pgs. 84-87

-Complete note-taking guide 3.3
HW Preview Webquest
-Work on Where Do I Get Energy From? Webquest in class
HW 1. Webquest (sections C, D, and E) is due by Friday, 1/16
-Continue to read pages 84-87
-Continue to complete note-taking guide 3.3

HW 1. Photosynthesis and respiration Worksheet
        2. Webquest due Friday, 1/16
-Work on Where Do I Get Energy From? Webquest in class
HW 1. Preview Lab: Pineapple Enzyme Lab
        2. Finish Webquest (G, H, and I), due on Friday, 1/16
-Pineapple Enzyme Lab
HW Pineapple Enzyme Lab Discussions questions (1-4) due on Tues., 1/20

Saturday, January 3, 2015

1/5-1/9           Agenda and Assignments

-Review for Mid-Year
-HW Prepare for Mid-Year
-Review for Mid-Year-HW Prepare for Mid-Year
ELA Mid-Year Exam
-Review for Mid-Year-HW Prepare for Mid-Year
Science Mid-Year Exam
-Begin 3.3 Energy in Cells (Photosynthesis and respiration)
Social Studies Mid-Year Exam
-Continue 3.3 Energy in Cells
Where Do I Get Energy Webquest

Digestion Metabolism Overview