Daily Plans and Classroom Notes, Worksheets and Resources
Test Review **Revisión de prueba en español
Tuesday Sept 3- Cricket, Plants and Fire Activity and characteristics of life: It's Alive Worksheet
Homework: Sign and fill out Student Information Sheet
Read the Biology Syllabus: Criteria for Success
Bring in a living organism to class on Thursday (Animal, plant, fungus, protist (pond water), or bacteria (should be able to put on a slide to view it). Animals need to be in a container no larger than a rabbit cage- no dogs or cats.
Wed Sept 4- Characteristics of Life Notes
Finish characteristics of life notes
Homework: Bring in a living organism to class tomorrow (must be in a container).
Thursday Sept 5 - Observing Living Organisms Lab
Friday Sept 6- Questions for Observing Living Organisms Lab
Review Characteristics of Life and Quiz on myMCPS
Homework: Sign Safety Contract
Monday Sept 9- Radish Seed Germination Set up
.pdf of notes from class
Homework: Sign Safety Contract, Safety quiz tomorrow
Tuesday Sept 10- Collect Data for Radish seed lab
Safety Quiz (Take on myMCPS Classroom)
Wednesday Sept 11: Worksheet: Ecology Disrupted Winter Roads Case Study (Scientific Method)
**Ecología interrumpida: Caso práctico de Winter Roads (Método científico)
Links for this assignment: You have to be logged into your school google account for these links to work
Part 1: Identifying the Problem Science Bulletin "Winter Roads Make Salty Streams" Fill out I Notice I wonder (don't need sound to view video)
Baltimore Winters- Some Facts
Pg 3 Meet the Scientist (use headphones to listen to this video or we will watch it together as a class
Homework: Complete research design and wrapping it all together on pg 3
Thursday Sept 12: Salt and Ecosystems Infographic Summaries
.pdf of class flipchart
Homework: Finish questions on pg 4 and 5 in packet
Friday Sept 13: Lab Worksheet for Effect of Saline Water on Seed Germination Lab (graph and CER)
.pdf of flipchart from today including set up of graph
Per 1 Data (Mrs. McGaffin only)
Per 3 Data (Mrs. McGaffin only)
Per 4 Data (Mrs. McGaffin only)
Per 5 Data (Mrs. McGaffin only)
Per 6 Data (Mrs. McGaffin only)
Homework: Finish CER of lab and graphing data
Make Flash Cards of words on pg 1 in packet
Monday Sept 16: Where water comes from
.pdf of flipchart including notes on osmosis and diffusion
Where does WSSC water come from (video) pg 6
How storm water destroys our streams (video)pg 6
Tuesday Sept 17:
Complete Data set for Baltimore water salinity (forest, suburban, urban)
Take myMCPS Quiz on Scientific Method Vocab and Osmosis
Homework: Test Review questions 1-14
Wednesday Sept 18: Experimental Design Questions
Key to experimental design questions
.pdf of flipchart from class
Homework: Finish Test Review
Thursday Sept 19: Key to Test Review
Kahoot (teacher view)
**Revisión de prueba en español
Video: Road Salt is worse than you think
Alternative Solutions to Road Salt Chart
***How to play kahoot at home. Open the kahoot teacher view.
Click Play. Choose 1:1
Open up a NEW tab and go to www.kahoot.it
Put in the code for the game and play it.
Friday Sept 20: Unit Test on Characteristics of Life, Urbanization and Scientific Method
Diffusion, Osmosis and Dialysis
**Difusión, Ósmosis y Diálisis
INTERACTIVE: Part 1: Identify the Independent and Dependent Variables with the MythBusters!
**EXPERIMENTACIÓN EN EL MÉTODO CIENTÍFICO.
Characteristics of Life Video (ameoba sisters)
Characteristics of Life:
1)All organisms are made of cells
some organisms are UNICELLULAR (one cell big) and some organisms are MULTICELLULAR (made up of many cells)
The organizational levels (hierarchy) from least complex to most complex are:
Cell- Tissue- Organ- Organ System- Organism
2) Organisms reproduce to pass on genetic materials (DNA).
Asexual Reproduction: One parent creates identical offspring
Sexual Reproduction: Two parents combine genetic material to make one unique offspring
3) Organisms Grow and develop over their life cycle.
4) Organisms use energy.
Autotroph/Producer: Makes their own food
Heterotroph/Consumer: Eats another organism for energy
5) Organisms respond to their external and internal environment.
Homeostasis: Responding to a change in the internal environment to maintain balance inside an organism.
Ex: sweating when your body is hot
6) Population of organisms adapt to their environment over time.
Organisms must posses ALL of the characteristics of life...but they do NOT have to have them all at the same time. (Babies don't have the ability to reproduce but they are still alive)
Scientific Method Notes and Vocab:
How to make an experiment valid:
-Large Sample Size
1 independent variable
1 depdendent vararible
Keep other variables constant
Flash Cards: write the bold words/definitions on flashcards
Independent Variable: What is changed by the experimenter in the experimental group
The variable the experimenter is changing to see how it affects the dependent variable. Ex: How does the amount of sunlight affect plant growth. The amount of sunlight is the independent variable
Dependent Variable: What is measured in the experimental and control group
The variable that is measured by the investigator to see how it changes because of the change in the independent variable. DATA. Ex: How does the amount of sunlight affect plant growth...plant growth is the dependent variable.
Control Group: A group that is tested as a comparison to the experimental group.
Group where you DO NOT change the independent variable, but still measure the dependent variable. This allows you to compare results with the experimental group.
Ex: Does a medicine help decrease the # of asthma attacks in asthma patients. The control group is the group of patients who DO NOT receive the medicine. The data collected is the number of asthma attacks these patients have.
Experimental Group: Group that is tested to see the affect on the independent variable
Group where you change the independent variable and measure the dependent variable.
Ex: Does a medicine help decrease the # of asthma attacks in asthma patients. Experimental group are the people who receive the medicine. The data collected is the number of asthma attacks they have while on the medicine.
Constant (Controlled Variable): the factors that stay the same between the control group and experimental groups
Concentration: The amount of solute in a solvent
Solute: a substance being dissolved; ex: the salt in salt water
Solvent: a substance that dissolves the solute; ex: water in salt water
Solution: the mixture made when a solute dissolves in a solvent; ex: salt water
Osmosis is the movement of water from high to low concentration. The reason why salt harms plants and animals is that the water moves out of the cells of the plants and animals. Some plants that live in marshes have adaptations where they store salt inside their cells. This adaptation allows them to have a higher salt concentration inside their cell than in the surrounding water and the water moves into their cells.
Diffusion: The movement of any molecule from high to low concentration