Life Science- Feb 11-15

Topics: Ecosystems & Biomes and Science Fair

Project:
Biome Project- Due Wed, Feb 13th

Science Fair:
Experimental Design- Due Fri, Feb 15th (by the end of class)

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Life Science- Feb 4-8

Topics: Science Fair and Ecosystems & Biomes

Classwork:
Food Chain Checkers

HomeworK:
Food Chain Checkers Graphs- Due Tues, Feb 5th

Project:
Biomes Project

Science Fair:
Rough Draft Research Paper
Question
Hypothesis
Variables

Quiz:
Food Chains, Web, and Energy Pyramids- Wed, Feb 6th

Life Science- Jan 28-Feb 1

Topics: Ecosystems & Biomes and Science Fair

Classwork:
Owl Pellet Dissection
Section 1 Review- pg. 745 (1-3)
Energy Pyramid Model

Science Fair:
20 research notecards- Due Tues, Jan 29th
Rough Draft Research Paper- Due Fri, Feb 8th

Project:
Biome Project- Wed, Feb 13th

 

Life Science- Jan 7-11

Topic: Ecosystems & Biomes and Science Fair

Classwork:
Discover Activities
Independent and Dependent Variables for Ecosystems
pg. 708 (3)

Homework:
View at least 3 videos.  Write at least 3 scientific questions. Due Fri, Jan 11th

Earthworms at Work – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3wsUYg3XV0

Soil Profiles- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeuQeAxJIjs

Soil Profiles- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V5qUusgYLw

Soil Erosion- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im4HVXMGI68

Soil Horizons- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZVn4C2-9EQ

Carbon dioxide and oxygen- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Sdn4qIkUM

Polyculture- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjVl5EKtpio

Legume roots- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u260zFOyzc4

Acid Rain and Plants- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zxQtFHeRwI

Decomposition in Temperate Rainforest- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8qGltDD93k

Competition in the Rainforest- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc6QficUjsA

Life Science- Dec 10-14

Topic: Human Body Systems

Classwork:
Neuron Coloring
Neuron Ball Game

Homework:
Neuron Worksheet- Due Tues, Dec 11th
Section Assessment- Due Wed, Dec 12th

Quiz:
Nervous System Quiz- Thurs, Dec 13th

Take Home Test:
Crosscutting Concepts Essay- Due Fri, Dec 14th (see rubric below)

Life Science

Human Body System Unit

Cross Cutting Concept

Summative Essay Assignment

10 points

Cross Cutting Concepts are the BIG IDEAS throughout all of science.  These BIG IDEAS can be applied in multiple science topics.  In our unit, we have focused in on how human body systems demonstrate three of these Cross Cutting Concepts- 1) systems and systems models, 2) stability and change, and 3) structure and function.   Choose one of these Cross Cutting Concepts.  You will write one essay on the one Cross Cutting Concept you choose.  The essay should be at least one page long and can be typed or hand-written.  This will be worth 10 points, as a part of your test part of your grade.  If you wish, you may complete a second or third essay that will be added as extra credit to your homework part of the grade.

 

The structure of the essay should follow this format:  1)  an introductory paragraph which explains what is the Cross Cutting Concept.  2)  body paragraphs that provide the examples of the Cross Cutting Concept in the human body systems.  3)  a conclusion paragraph.

 

  Poor Average Excellent
Explanation of the Cross Cutting Concept The explanation of Cross Cutting Concept is unclear.

(0 point)

The Cross Cutting Concept is accurately described. (2 points) The Cross Cutting Concept is fully and accurately described. (4 points)
Examples from Human Body Systems Examples used are inaccurate and do not apply to the Cross Cutting Concept.  (2 points) A few examples of multiple human body systems are used to clearly demonstrate the Cross Cutting Concept.  OR  Multiple examples are used from a single human body system to clearly demonstrate the Cross Cutting Concept.  (4 points) Multiple, detailed examples from multiple human body systems are used to clearly demonstrate the Cross Cutting Concept. (6 points)

Life Science- Dec 3-7

Topic: Circulatory & Nervous Systems

Classwork:
Circulatory System Coloring
pg. 556 (1 a and b); pg, 559 (1-3; 5-7; 11-13; 18)
 

Homework:
pg. 543 (1 a and b; 2 a and b)- Due Tues, Dec 4th
pg. 543 (2 c; 3 a and b; 4 a and b)- Due Wed, Dec 5th

Quiz:
Circulatory System Quiz- Fri, Dec 7th