Important deadline: Retake of Ecosystem Summative is Monday, 16th
- understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells
- recognize that the presence of a nucleus is a key factor used to determine whether a cell is prokaryotic or eukaryotic
Monday: Unlike prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells have their genetic material centrally located in a –
Tuesday: An eukaryotic cell can be distinguished from a prokaryotic cell because only an eukaryotic cell will have –
- a cell wall.
- a nucleus.
Wednesday: In order to classify a cell as prokaryotic or eukaryotic, it must be determined if the cell –
- grows larger throughout its life.
- can move from place to place.
- is able to make copies of itself.
- has its genetic material in a nucleus.
Friday: Dr. Mito gives you a small container and asks you to determine if the thing inside is a living thing or not. Select from below the characteristics of all living things? (Select all correct answers!)
- Made of one or more cells
- Need oxygen
- Use energy
- Grow & develop
- Make food from sunlight
Monday: students began building their knowledge of classifying organisms as we discussed the warm up and goals. We had fun learning about 2 more students in each class period through 2 truths and 1 lie. I enjoy learning about our students! We then went over their Ecosystem Summative. They have a deadline of Monday, Sept. 16th to retake the test. If they need a tutorial time with me because they failed the test, it needs to happen on a separate day from taking the test. They need to schedule an appointment with me to come in and reteach and/or retake it. After the 16th, their grade will remain as it is now.
Tuesday: students watched this music video by They Might Be Giants called Cells. While watching it, I wanted them to create a graffiti page. They drew pictures or used word art to help them to remember what they learned about cells.
Finally, we began learning the 17 GKW, gotta know words, for this unit. Check out this quizlet, Classification- Cells, and found on my Google Classroom. These words will their next open notebook formative this Friday, 14th. We didn’t finish in class so they’ll need to finish them at home before Friday.
Wednesday, students were given time to write their GKWs in their notebooks while I explained each of them. If they didn’t finish this in class, they’re to work on completing their words at home.
Thursday, students had fun exploring cells and parts of organisms using microscopes. They looked at specimens using low and high powered lens. They would draw their observations in their notebook.
Friday, students were not given the GKWs formative as planned today. It will be on Monday, 16th. We watched a great video on the history of cell theory. The link can be found on my Google Classroom, GC. Afterwards, they completed a fill in the blank notes over Cell Theory. This will be on our next summative that’ll be given on Weds., 18th. Before leaving, students were given their homework, Reading Science: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells, which can be found on my GC.
- Write the words and definitions of this unit’s GKWs in your notebook, due by Monday, 16th.
- Reading Science (Daily Grade, DG) due Monday, 16th