THE CELL - a brief review of cell parts before beginning the Bacteria and Protist Unit

Online textbook to help supplement
DAILY AGENDA:

WEDNESDAY 1/16/13:

  • EQ:
    • What is an organelle?
    • How are living things organized?

  • We took notes (reviewed) cell theory and the definition of a cell (use the note packet and powerpoint below)
  • We took notes on how a multicellular organism is organized (cells form tissues, tissues form organs, organs form systems, systems for organisms)
  • We looked at various human and plant cells under the microscope to identify the differences and similarities between cells
  • We finished by taking notes on two new cell parts - cell wall and cytoplasm. We reviewed the cell parts we learned earlier in the year (cell membrane, nucleus, nuclear membrane, chromosomes)





HOMEWORK: Review your notes


THURSDAY 1/17/13: Math benchmark testing in morning
  • EQ:
    • What are comparisons I can make between various types of cells?

  • We used the microviewers to identify different cells.



HOMEWORK: Review your notes


FRIDAY 1/18/13:
  • EQ:
    • What does the mitochondria do for the cell?
    • What is aerobic and anaerobic respiration?

  • We took notes on the mitochondria (the energy maker of the cell)
  • We learned about aerobic and anaerobic respiration by completing a yeast lab.



HOMEWORK: Review your notes

TUESDAY 1/22/13:

  • EQ:
    • Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis - What's the connection?

  • Completed an activity where students used notecards to create the equations for Photosynthesis and Respiration
  • Noticed how these two equations are opposites of eachother
  • Took notes on Organelles, Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis
  • Went to the website below to complete an online activity with cellular respiration and Photosynthesis

  • WEBSITE for Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis

HOMEWORK: Review your notes

WEDNESDAY 1/23/13:

  • EQ:
    • Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis - What's the connection?

  • Used the link below to finish each of the modules in the Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis on-line experiment
WEBSITE for Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis

HOMEWORK: Review your notes

THURSDAY 1/24/13

  • EQ:
    • Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis - What's the connection?
  • Used the link below to finish each of the modules in the Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis on-line experiment
WEBSITE for Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis

HOMEWORK: Review your notes


FRIDAY 1/25/13:

  • EQ:
    • Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis - What's the connection?

  • Used the link below to finish the 5 modules in Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis

Website for on-line activity

HOMEWORK: Review your notes

MONDAY 1/28/13:

PERIODS 1, 3, 7, 8
  • EQ:
    • What is the function of each cell part?
  • You have studied Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration and should have a pretty good grasp of the cell parts and how they function. In this activity, you will design and draw any item, object, structure, etc. that you wish to create a cell analogy.
  • You will have time in class today to work on this assignment, but will have to finish most of it on your own time.
  • It is due no later than Tuesday, February 5th.



HOMEWORK FOR PERIODS 1, 3, 7, 8 Cell analogy drawing due February 5th

PERIOD 4:
  • We are continuing our research and posting of your cell analogy into the google doc located in folder 2. You will make your post on your profile for homework if you do not finish in class. Below is your to do list for tonight:
    • Make sure all information and reasons are in the google doc. Information should be green if you are ready to post. It will be red if I thought you should change your post (i.e. make more specific, add more details, etc.)
    • In Edmodo, go to the settings (button on the top right) and upload your profile picture.
    • Post your 4 reasons why you chose this as your profile picture to Period 4 AND to MySciLife (this information can be found on the google doc).

Tomorrow we will work on Respiration and Photosynthesis modules.
HOMEWORK FOR PERIOD 4: The above should be completed for homework.


TUESDAY 1/29/13:
  • EQ:
    • What is passive transport?
    • What is a solute and a solvent?
    • What do the terms Hypertonic, Isotonic, and Hypotonic mean?
  • We started talking about the terms hypertonic, isotonic, and hypotonic as they relate to a solution. The solute is the substance within a solution - for example, if we had a solution of salt water, SALT would be the SOLUTE and the water would be the solvent.
  • A few students took a safe substance (i.e. salt water) and swished it in their mouths to identify a hypertonic solution. The solution was not swallowed and was spit out in the sink.
  • We set up the gummi bear lab

HOMEWORK: Periods 1, 3, 7, 8 Cell analogy posters due on Tuesday, February 5th; Period 4 - Assignment 2 and 3 in Edmodo

WEDNESDAY 1/30/13:

  • Continued to work on gummi bear lab - The gummi bears expanded in size! Water moved in to the gummi bear because they were put in a hypotonic solution.
  • We measured and weighed our gummi bears after one day of soaking in tap water. We then placed them in a cup of salt water.
  • We then took notes on Diffusion and Osmosis.


HOMEWORK: Periods 1, 3, 7, 8 Cell analogy posters due on Tuesday, February 5th; Period 4 - Complete the modules by Tuesday February 5th.

THURSDAY 1/31/13:
2 Hour delay due to Flooding

  • Finished gathering data for the gummi bear lab
  • Worked on conclusion questions. If you did not finish the conclusion questions yesterday in class, they are due on Monday.

HOMEWORK: Periods 1, 3, 7, 8 Cell analogy posters due on Tuesday, February 5th; Period 4 - Complete the modules by Tuesday February 5th.


FRIDAY 2/1/13: Academic Superbowl
Special schedule - no science class

HOMEWORK: Periods 1, 3, 7, 8 Cell analogy posters due on Tuesday, February 5th; Period 4 - Complete the modules by Tuesday February 5th.


MONDAY 2/4/13:
    • Review Osmosis and Diffusion - review conclusion questions on gummi bear lab
    • Review the WISE website modules on Photosynthesis and Respiration. (the class averages were low, students will be allowed to finish the modules again for homework if they would like to change their answers and better their score.
wise modules graded questions:
1.4,
2.3,
3.2,
3.3,
3.4,
3.12,
4.4,
4.5,
5.2
HOMEWORK: Periods 1, 3, 7, 8 Cell analogy posters due on Tuesday, February 5th; Period 4 - Complete the modules by Tuesday February 5th.
All classes - finish the WISE modules on Photosynthesis and Respiration if you are choosing to redo them.

LINK TO THE WISE Module website



TUESDAY 2/5/13:
Periods 1, 3, 7, 8 - cell analogy posters due.

  • EQ
    • Active Transport
    • How do unicellular organisms eat? They don't have mouths and teeth....no stomach, so how do they eat?
    • How do we get molecules across the cell membrane if the molecules need to go against the concentration gradient? (i.e. Sodium molecules need to get in the cell, however, there are more sodium molecules in the cell than outside of the cell)

  • Completed a worksheet on Active Transport, Passive Transport - connecting these processes to real world situations.

All classes - finish the WISE modules on Photosynthesis and Respiration if you are choosing to redo them. They MUST be completed by 8 am on Wednesday morning.
LINK TO THE WISE Module website


WEDNESDAY 2/6/13:
  • Connecting the Cellular transports - passive and active transport

THURSDAY 2/7/13:
  • REVIEW

FRIDAY 2/8/13:
TEST