Saturday, June 18, 2016

Exploding Gummi Bears!

video

An experiment to do on the last full day of school.  Coming out of 7th grade with a BANG!!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

6/13-6/17           Agenda and Assignments

Last week of school!!  Let's Do This!!
Monday
-Field Trip to Roller World, Saugus, MA
-Finish Perch Dissection Lab - Venn Diagram and written portions
-Collect Perch Dissection Lab
Tuesday
-View Protists and Protozoa under the microscope
Wednesday
-Finish Galapagos: Beyond Darwin Video
Thursday
-Continue with Protists using microscopes
Friday
-Mushrooms and Fungi

7A Perch Dissection

Students on 7A participated in the dissection of Pomadasys magranthan, Mexican Gray Perch.  This activity culminates our study of human body systems and adaptations/evolution processes.  Through hands-on learning and scientific observation, students completed a lab that allowed them to compare and contrast the characteristics (organs, organ systems, and features) of the fish with human anatomy.  They were also able to practice dissecting skills and collaborate with a partner. 

Gill Rakers





Gills, Heart, and Digestive System



Saturday, June 4, 2016

6/6-6/10           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Evidence for Evolution
-Video: Galapagos: Beyond Darwin (note-taking)
HW Portfolio Reflection #8 due on Friday 6/10
Tuesday
-Continue video
Wednesday
-Perch Dissection Lab
HW Complete questions 11-16 on Lab
Thursday
-Perch Dissection Lab
HW Questions 1-20 should be complete on Lab
Friday
-Perch Dissection Lab
HW Questions up to #40 and the Figure 3 should be complete

How to dissect the Perch



Perch Circulatory System



Ctenoid Scales