April 25

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Standards:

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

  1. Develop and defend a model that categorizes organisms based on common characteristics.
  2. Evaluate historical models of how organisms were classified based on physical characteristics and how that led to the six kingdom system (currently archaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals). (Clarification statement: This includes common examples and characteristics such as, but not limited to, prokaryotic, eukaryotic, unicellular, multicellular, asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, autotroph, heterotroph, and unique cell structures. Modern classification will be addressed in high school.)

Classwork:

Here are a few websites that should give you the information you need to complete the organizer. Some websites do not hold up to today’s standards, but please be cognizant, or aware, that some are older websites.  Remember in my lifetime the classification system has changed and the information presented may be out of date.

http://utahscience.oremjr.alpine.k12.ut.us/sciber00/7th/classify/sciber/history.htm

http://scienceprojectideasforkids.com/2010/history-of-classification/

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~bioslabs/studies/invertebrates/kingdoms.html

https://kids.kiddle.co/Binomial_nomenclature

http://www.edinformatics.com/math_science/living_kingdom_classifications.htm

https://www.mun.ca/biology/scarr/Five_Kingdoms_Three_Domains.html

A Brief History of the Kingdoms of Life

https://earthlingnature.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/a-brief-history-of-the-kingdoms-of-life/

https://opencurriculum.org/5366/modern-classification-systems/

 

 

HW:

It looks like the test will have to be on Monday over reproduction and classification.

Classification Quizziz:

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April 24

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Standards:

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

  1. Develop and defend a model that categorizes organisms based on common characteristics.
  2. Evaluate historical models of how organisms were classified based on physical characteristics and how that led to the six kingdom system (currently archaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals). (Clarification statement: This includes common examples and characteristics such as, but not limited to, prokaryotic, eukaryotic, unicellular, multicellular, asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, autotroph, heterotroph, and unique cell structures. Modern classification will be addressed in high school.)

Classwork:

HW:

We will have a test over classification and reproduction on Friday.

April 23

Monday, April 23, 2018

Standard:

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

  1. Develop and defend a model that categorizes organisms based on common characteristics.
  2. Evaluate historical models of how organisms were classified based on physical characteristics and how that led to the six kingdom system (currently archaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals). (Clarification statement: This includes common examples and characteristics such as, but not limited to, prokaryotic, eukaryotic, unicellular, multicellular, asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, autotroph, heterotroph, and unique cell structures. Modern classification will be addressed in high school.)

Classwork:

Today we discussed and took notes on the classification system.

Also, in periods 2-5 we went over the quizzes we took last the week before last.

 

Homework:

A test for classification and reproduction is scheduled for Friday.

April 20

Friday, April 20, 2018

Standards:

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

  1. Develop and defend a model that categorizes organisms based on common characteristics.
  2. Evaluate historical models of how organisms were classified based on physical characteristics and how that led to the six kingdom system (currently archaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals). (Clarification statement: This includes common examples and characteristics such as, but not limited to, prokaryotic, eukaryotic, unicellular, multicellular, asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, autotroph, heterotroph, and unique cell structures. Modern classification will be addressed in high school.)

Classwork:

  1. Did King Phillip Come Over For Grape Soda? YES HE DID!  Thank you King Phillip!
  2. Notes on the 8 levels of classification.

HW:

1st – 4th: Enjoy your weekend!

5th: Please finish your post card.

 

 

April 12

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Standard:

S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.

a. Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.

b. Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation.

(Clarification statement: Models could include, but are not limited to, the use of monohybrid Punnett squares to demonstrate the heritability of genes and the resulting genetic variation, identification of heterozygous and homozygous, and comparison of genotype vs. phenotype.)

c. Ask questions to gather and synthesize information about the ways humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms through selective breeding.

(Clarification statement: The element specifically addresses artificial selection and the ways in which it is fundamentally different from natural selection.)

Classwork:

Today we took notes and completed a Q & A on reproduction. The quiz was

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HW:

Quiz was postponed until tomorrow.

 

April 11

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Standard:

S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.

a. Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.

b. Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation.

(Clarification statement: Models could include, but are not limited to, the use of monohybrid Punnett squares to demonstrate the heritability of genes and the resulting genetic variation, identification of heterozygous and homozygous, and comparison of genotype vs. phenotype.)

c. Ask questions to gather and synthesize information about the ways humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms through selective breeding.

(Clarification statement: The element specifically addresses artificial selection and the ways in which it is fundamentally different from natural selection.)

Classwork:

Today students completed an organizer comparing binary fission to mitosis.

HW:

Finish Classwork (If you worked in class, there is little to if any to finish.)

Quiz over 26.1

April 10

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Parents:

I handed out 5 pencils today and 3 yesterday. Please check with your student to make sure they have not run out of supplies as we approach the end of the year.

Standard:

S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.

a. Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.

b. Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation.

(Clarification statement: Models could include, but are not limited to, the use of monohybrid Punnett squares to demonstrate the heritability of genes and the resulting genetic variation, identification of heterozygous and homozygous, and comparison of genotype vs. phenotype.)

c. Ask questions to gather and synthesize information about the ways humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms through selective breeding.

(Clarification statement: The element specifically addresses artificial selection and the ways in which it is fundamentally different from natural selection.)

Classwork:

Whew! It was a tough day being quiet, but we did it!

Today we took the Genetics Summative Test Part 3.

26.1 was handed out and should have been finished in class.

HW:

We all looked tired at the end of the day. Go to bed early!

 

April 9

Monday April 9, 2018

Standard:

S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.

a. Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.

b. Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation.

(Clarification statement: Models could include, but are not limited to, the use of monohybrid Punnett squares to demonstrate the heritability of genes and the resulting genetic variation, identification of heterozygous and homozygous, and comparison of genotype vs. phenotype.)

c. Ask questions to gather and synthesize information about the ways humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms through selective breeding.

(Clarification statement: The element specifically addresses artificial selection and the ways in which it is fundamentally different from natural selection.)

Classwork:

Today we did our final review of the planarians and turned in our observations in.

Please complete the selective breeding of cows on the back of the selective breeding notes sheet.

HW:

Genetic engineering/selective breeding Quizizz

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March 30

Friday, March 30 – Donor’s Choose Opportunity and Cultural Extension

Donor’s Choose

We were overwhelmed by the amount of support many of you gave us in obtaining ipods for 7th grade science.  Lovinggood parents are amazing.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Many of you expressed interest in donating after the our initial goal was met.  We have already purchased 7 ipods with your help.  If we purchased 2 more that would give us enough to chunk our classes into 3 groups. So, I am asking again for your help if you are still interested. Please find a new Donor’s Choose opportunity below.  PLEASE USE THE CODE BELOW TO DOUBLE THE AMOUNT YOU DONATE!

Give to my classroom by April 5, and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code LIFTOFF on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $50).

https://www.donorschoose.org/project/virtually-exploring-the-world-without-le/3160609/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=directlink&utm_campaign=teacherhub&utm_term=teacher_5264317&rf=directlink-dc-2018-03-teacherhub-teacher_5264317&challengeid=21157171

 

Again, thank you for your support!

 

Cultural Extension:

Whoot! Whoot! Shout out to social studies teachers for another awesome cultural extension day!!

March 29

Standards:

S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.

a. Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.

b. Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation.

(Clarification statement: Models could include, but are not limited to, the use of monohybrid Punnett squares to demonstrate the heritability of genes and the resulting genetic variation, identification of heterozygous and homozygous, and comparison of genotype vs. phenotype.)

c. Ask questions to gather and synthesize information about the ways humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms through selective breeding.

(Clarification statement: The element specifically addresses artificial selection and the ways in which it is fundamentally different from natural selection.)

Classwork:

Notes and discussion on genetic engineering.

 

Homework:

None