August 28, 2020 Plan B

Hi Students,

While CTLS is still getting resolved, I have come up with an alternative plan for today. We will use today to get caught up on work assigned on Tuesday. I completely understand that many of you have not been able to access your assignments for class very much. I have attached copies below. Also, I will be extending the due date for The Martian and the Car (on level) and Are Viruses Alive? (AC) to next Monday, August 31st. If we continue to have problems, I can extend it again. Here is what we are going to work on today (I know it looks like a lot of work, keep in mind that this was all assigned on Tuesday):

  1. OL: Complete The Martian and the Car. Here is the document:Cars CER   ; AC: Complete Are Viruses Alive? Here is the document: Viruses CER (I understand this can’t be submitted while CTLS is down. Save it to Office 365 for now.)
  2. Once you are finished, go to EdPuzzle and watch the Amoeba Sisters video and answer the questions: EdPuzzle: Amoeba Sisters
  3. Complete the Characteristics of Life Study Guide. Here is the document: Study Guide Questions, Characteristics of Life
  4. If you finish all of these things, I would like for you to read pages #4-11 in your textbook. Highlight any characteristics of living things or other important ideas.

Whew! Remember that the only thing that is due for a grade soon is item #1 on the checklist above. Ms. Fennell and I are available via email if you have any questions or need help. We appreciate your patience and flexibility through all of this.

May 18th

Your assignment for the week is to use the directions below to add to this Padlet, acting as a virtual yearbook. You can log in with the Microsoft option, using your Offic 365 login.   padlet for 7th grade

7th Grade Reflection

Directions: Choose one of the following questions to answer and then submit your response. What one thing you will never forget about 7th grade? What was the most shocking thing that happened in 7th grade? What is one thing you would tell a rising 7th grader to help them be less nervous or better prepared? What fun thing are you going to do this summer? What is one thing about 7th grade that you will miss? What is one thing about 7th grade that you will definitely NOT miss? What are you looking forward to in 8th grade?

May 15th

Today is Catch Up Day. Today is the LAST DAY TO TURN IN work for the 4th nine weeks. No assignments will be accepted after today.

OPTIONAL: This is not required; It is here if you need something interesting to do.

1. “New species of snake named after Salazar Slytherin of Potter series” https://newsela.com/read/salazar-snake/id/2001008610/?utm_source=aotd&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=test-1&utm_content=assigned-1

2. Garden Eels: https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-52500113

3. Names for groups of animals https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/awesome-8-hub/animal-group-names/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=editorial::add=FFG_Special_20200512&rid=14DC4CE903780C26CCDB8687C47726B7

4. Digital Lesson-Classification of Living things:

a. Go to your online textbook www.hmhco.com/api/external-sso/access?sp=ed&connection=GA-Cobb-00209531

b. Click on Assignments on the top tab.

c. Sort the assignments by due date, so that the most recent date is at the top. This will allow you to easily find the Classification of Living Things Digital Lesson.

May 14th

Standard: S7L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.

Learning Target: I can apply the characteristics of each kingdom to classify organisms.

Learning Activities:

Today you will use an interactive Gizmo to identify organisms using a dichotomous key. You will need two windows open at the same time.

1. This Form will tell you how to manipulate the gizmo as well as provide you with the questions you need to answer. Forms Link

***If you having trouble seeing the images on questions #14-15, see this Word document: images for gizmo form

2. Dichotomous Keys Gizmo:

a. Go to this website https://www.explorelearning.com

b. If you made an account to complete the Pond Ecosystem Gizmo, use your Office 365 username and password to log-in and follow the directions in the Form. If you did NOT do the Pond Gizmo, you must enroll in a class first by following these directions.

1.Click on the “Enroll in a Class” button in the upper right-hand corner of the web page.

2. Type in your class code: Click “Continue” and follow the directions on the site to complete your enrollment.

3. Use the same username and password you use for Office 365.

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  • 3rd Period: 3DDRDV
  • 4th Period: WJVH3B
  • 5th Period: JWLPKB

May 13th

Friendly Reminder: All work for Quarter 4 is due by this Friday, May 15th, at 11:59 pm. No work will be accepted after this point.

Standard: S7L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.

Learning Target: I can apply my knowledge of classification and the 6 Kingdoms.

Learning Activities:

Play these review games independently.

1. Classification Quizlet

2. Quizizz: Your username should be your first name and last initial.

  • Game Code 1: 720465
  • Game Code 2: 997407

 

 

May 12th

Standard: S7L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.

Learning Target: I can use a dichotomous key to identify organisms.

Learning Activities:

1. 6 Kingdoms Dichotomous Key: See if you remember the characteristics of each Kingdom by completing this dichotomous key. You must view the power point in presentation mode in order for it to work. Dichotomous Key 6 kingdoms

2. Practice using dichotomous key using any of the follow choices. You do NOT have to do all of these. Pick one or two to do.  Choice e is on paper, but you don’t have to print it.

a. Leaf Identification: find a leaf in your yard. Try to identify the plant using this key. http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/leafkey1.cfm?state=GA&zone=

b. Fish Identification: https://fergusonfoundation.org/btw-students/fish-identification/

c. Plant Identification: https://fergusonfoundation.org/btw-students/plant-identification/

d. Shark Identification: https://students.ga.desire2learn.com/d2l/lor/viewer/viewfile.d2lfile/1798/12579/taxonomy10.html

e. Despicable Me Minion Key: DespicableMeMinionsDichotomyKey

f. Organisms of the Chesapeake Bay: https://www.mdseagrant.org/interactive_lessons/key/cbkey.htm

g. Classify it: This requires flash http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/bug/level1/interactive.htm

May 11th

Special Announcements:

1. If your science textbook is still in decent shape and you plan to come to school on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday this week, you can place your book in the appropriate box in the atrium. You do not have to return your book. We are hoping to gather a few used textbooks in case we do not have enough textbooks for each student next year.

2. Friday is the last day to turn in any assignments for a grade.

Monday, May 11th

Standard: S7L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.

Learning Target: I can solve a murder mystery using the clues provided.

Learning Activities:

1. 6 Kingdoms Chart and Analysis Self-check: Go to your 6 kingdoms chart and analysis in teams and check your work. You received a grade for completion which does not indicate your work was correct. Six kingdoms chart and Analysis 2020 key

2. Murder Mystery: Listen carefully to Mrs. Brennan and see if you can solve the murder mystery. Use this note sheet to help solve the crime! –>Murder Mystery

3. How to read a dichotomous key Video:

May 8th

Biome PBL Grades have been posted. If there is no comment on StudentVUE, you have turned in both parts. If you are missing any part of your PBL, you may still turn it in. Read over the Part 1 and Part 2 requirements to see what you need.

Today is catch up day. Complete anything you have not completed from this week. You should have done the following by the end of this week.

1. Watch the Amoeba Sisters Classification video (Monday)

2. Completed the Classification Notes in Teams while watching Mrs. Brennan’s videos (M and T)

3. 6 Kingdoms Chart and Analysis in Teams (W and Th)

Confused about Domains verses Kingdoms? Check out these videos.

· Taxonomy: Life’s Filing System – Crash Course Biology

OPTIONAL: This is not required; It is here if you need something interesting to do.

May 7th

Standard: S7L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.

Learning Target: I can apply the characteristics of each kingdom to classify organisms.

Learning Activities:

1. Brainpop videos: If you didn’t watch these yesterday, you can watch them today. However, you do NOT have to watch all of these, but you can if you would like. a. Go to Cobb Digital Library http://www.cobbk12.org/cdl.aspx and search Brainpop

b. In Brainpop you can search for and watch the following: Classification, Six Kingdoms, Bacteria, Protists, Fungi, Seed Plants, Seedless Plants.

2. 6 Kingdoms Analysis: Use the 6 Kingdoms Chart you finished yesterday to complete the analysis questions on page 2 of the 6 Kingdoms chart in Teams. When you complete both page 1 and page 2, click “Turn in”. Do NOT email this to me.

****If you are having a hard time finding information for your chart, make sure to read pages 56-59 in your textbook.

May 6th

Standard: S7L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.

Learning Target: I can identify the characteristics that are common to all organisms within the same kingdom.

Learning Activities:

1. 6 Kingdoms Chart: Using your Classification Notes, the textbook, and/or these videos complete page one of the 6 kingdoms chart in Teams.

2. Brainpop videos: You do NOT have to watch all of these, but you can if you would like. a. Go to Cobb Digital Library http://www.cobbk12.org/cdl.aspx and search Brainpop. Do not Google BrainPOP. You will be asked for a username and password. You can avoid this by going through Cobb Digital Library.

b. In Brainpop you can search for and watch the following:

  • Classification
  • Six Kingdoms
  • Bacteria
  • Protists
  • Fungi
  • Seed Plants
  • Seedless Plants