Monthly Archives: September 2012

9.28.12 Cell Review for Test

Good afternoon! For all classes your objective was to review cell theory and parts of cell and plant to prepare for the test Monday. We started the lesson with cell quiz review which you need to review as well as the cell parts quiz review sheet 2011 answer key for the test on Monday. Remember this is a summative test and cannot be retaken so take the time to go over your notes, quiz yourself explain cell parts and processes to your family,or  watch Tim and Moby. Then you were asked to ether replant your seedlings if they did not survive or finish your wick and raft systems   

6th period: Please remember to bring your bottles to start your wick systems on Tuesday.

9.25.12 Hydroponics System Research, Design, and Construction

Good afternoon!

For periods 1, 3, and 5 objective was to work in a group to design and construct a low- tech hydroponics system for growing basil. We started the lesson off with photo-warm-up. Then we went over the introduction of the SR Hydroponics System Design-folio Step 3 gt. Then you got into your groups to start designing your passive wick hydroponics system and the procedures for creating the system. You were able to choose your media  that would be used in both the wick system   using  as the nutrient soluition and raft system  using  as the nutrient solution. Your homework is to work on the cell parts quiz review sheet 2012 which is due Friday for your test on Monday. You may take your folder home if you need it but remember to bring it back for class.

For 6th period, your objective was to work in a group to research the types of hydroponic systems available for growing basil. We started the lesson with photo-warm-up. Then you got into your groups to start researching SR Hydroponics Design-folio Step 2 mod with types of Hydroponic Systems and Beginning tips for hydro systems mod. You will be designing and constructing your system on Thursday. Your homework is to work on the cell parts quiz review sheet 2012 which is due Friday for your test on Monday. You may take your folder home if you need it but remember to bring it back for class.

9.24.12 Photsynthesis and Hydroponics

Good afternoon. Thanks again to all our actors who demonstrated the function of the cell organelles in Role Playing Cell Parts!

FOR ALL CLASSES: Remember that the cell parts quiz review sheet 2012 is homework and is due FRIDAY. You are welcome to take your folder home if you need to but make sure you have it in class when you need it. Your first summative test will be on Monday, October 1st.

For period 1, your objective was to  investigate the process photosynthesis that enables plants to use energy from light to make food molecules by using light, water and carbon dioxide. We then watched two videos: Photosynthesis Song and Brain Pop: Photosynthesis (sligoms. brainpop) Then we followed a flipchart to record the Photosynthesis Notes from Flip. Then we took a look at our photosynthesis results  for the SR photosynthesis lab and answer the summary question.

For periods 3 and 5, your objective was to work in a group to design and construct a low- tech hydroponics system for growing basil. We started the lesson with photo-warm-up. After charades, you worked in your groups to design a wick system for your basil group using pages 1-4 of the  types of Hydroponic Systems as a resource and recording your model and procedures using SR Hydroponics System Design-folio Step 3 gt. You need to get your design approved and begin construction tomorrow.

For period 6, your objective was to identify different parts of a cell and describe how they carry out different functions. We started the lesson off with matching-pictures-to-organelles-warm-up. Then we finished the summary statements on the sr-photosynthesis-lab and Parts of a Cell for 6th period. We finished up with the charades.

9.21.12 Photosynthesis Lab Days 1 and 2

For periods 3, 5, and 6: Today’s objective was to investigate the process photosynthesis that enables plants to use energy from light to make food molecules by using light, water and carbon dioxide. We started off with the Matching pictures to organelles warm up. We then watched two videos: Photosynthesis Song and Brain Pop: Photosynthesis (sligoms. brainpop) Then we followed a flipchart to record the Photosynthesis Notes from Flip. Then we took a look at our photosynthesis results (pictures tomorrow) for the SR photosynthesis lab. Here’s some of our results: this is the bromothymol blue and phenol red with water and bubbled in carbon dioxide after 24 hours in the presence of light Here’s what some results looked  like after 24 hours in the presence of light:  and the controls with no acid or elodea:  and the samples that were kept in the dark for 24 hours:  What did we learn from this experiment? How will what we learned help us with out hydroponics project? That is your homework, to answer the summary statement at the bottom of the lab. One last question, why do we not need to add carbon dioxide to our basil plant nutrient solution? Where will the plants get the carbon dioxide they need to produce glucose? (ok, that was two questions, sorry 🙂 )

For period 1 your objective was to investigate the process photosynthesis that enables plants to use energy from light to make food molecules by using light, water and carbon dioxide. You also started the lesson with the Matching pictures to organelles warm up. We then started the sr-photosynthesis-lab. Thanks to our volunteers for providing the carbon dioxide . Here we are adding carbon dioxide to our vinegar mixtures: Here’s our results of the day 1 samples that will be kept in the dark overnight: and here is a sample that you all created that will be kept under the light overnight:   We will take a look at the results on Monday. Tonight’s homework is to finish the Parts of a Cell Adapted or Parts of a Cell for 6th period using Science Explorer: Cells and Heredity .

 

9.20.12 Parts of a Cell and Photosynthesis Lab

Good afternoon!

Check out this very cool website that compares animal and plant cells:

Animal and Plant Cell Comparison Website

For period 1 your objective was to compare the organelles in animal and plant cells and describe the function of each. You started the lesson with the animal-vs-plant-cell warm up. Then you had a chance to finish the Parts of a Cell Adapted or Parts of a Cell for 6th period using Science Explorer: Cells and Heredity  . I apologize we could not do the lab today, you will do it tomorrow.

For periods 3, 5, and 6, your objective was to investigate the process photosynthesis that enables plants to use energy from light to make food molecules by using light, water and carbon dioxide. You also started the lesson with the  animal-vs-plant-cell warm up. We then started the sr-photosynthesis-lab. Thanks to our volunteers for providing the carbon dioxide (photos from 3rd period) and then adding the Elodea: . Here we are adding carbon dioxide to our vinegar mixtures: Here’s our results of the day 1 samples that will b kept in the dark overnight: and here are all the day samples that you all created that will be kept under the light overnight: We will take a look at the results tomorrow. Tonight’s homework is to  finish the Parts of a Cell Adapted or Parts of a Cell for 6th period using Science Explorer: Cells and Heredity .

9.19.12 Parts of a Cell

Good afternoon, today’s objective was to  describe the parts of a cell and compare an animal and plant cell. We started the lesson off with cell-theory-warm-up. Then we went over the Parts of a Cell Adapted or Parts of a Cell for 6th period activity. You worked with a partner and the Science Explorer: Cells and Heredity  textbook to complete this activity. For periods 1, 3, and 5 your homwork is cell-theory-from-intereactive-ph. There is no homework for 6th period.
ALL CLASSES: Please make sure you are wearing closed-toes shoes tomorrow and Friday. We will be doing a lab with glassware.

9.18.12 Cell Theory and Parts of a Cell

Welcome back!

For periods 1 and 3 your objective was to explain the cell theory which states that cells are the basic units of life. You started the lesson off with Cell Similarities warm up for blog. You then had an opportunity to complete the animal and plant comparison summary using what you have learned about he characteristics of living things and the structures of cells. We then moved onto discuss cell theory using Cell_Theory_b. Then we used the Prentice Hall Cells and Heredity text on Development of the Cell Theory to complete Cell Theory from text. We will be using the Science Explorer: Cells and Heredity for next few assignments. We then watched 2 videos, Cell Rap and Brainpop: Cell Structures (sligoms, brainpop). We will research the parts of the cell tomorrow. Tonight’s homework is to complete Hydroponics Research from BCMS and bring in a plastic bottle we can use for the wick hydroponics system:

For period 5: You objective was to describe the parts of a cell and compare an animal and plant cell. We started the lesson off with Cell Similarities warm up for blog. You then had an opportunity to use the Prentice Hall Cells and Heredity text on Development of the Cell Theory to complete Cell Theory from text. Then we were introduced to the parts of a cell with Cell Rap and Brainpop: Cell Structures (sligoms, brainpop). Then you used the Science Explorer: Cells and Heredity  to work on Parts of a Cell Adapted which we will finish up tomorrow.  Tonight’s homework is to complete Hydroponics Research from BCMS and bring in a plastic bottle we can use for the wick hydroponics system:

For period 6 your objective was to describe the parts of a cell and compare an animal and plant cell. We started the lesson off with plant and animal organelle comparison warm up. We then moved into small groups to work on Parts of a Cell for 6th period or Parts of a Cell Adapted using the Science Explorer: Cells and Heredity . Tonight’s homework is cell-theory-from-intereactive-ph.