Hello parents and students,
Great first week of biology, seems like everyone has really enjoyed using the microscope. We have one more day with the microscopes then we will be talking about how to classify living things. The students got their information about the semester project this past week and should be taking that home with them to brainstorm! I will attach information about the project as well!
This weeks objective:
Students will learn about the cell theory, scientists who led to the development of the cell theory, and how to use microscope to determine that organisms are composed of cells. They will compare and contrast basic characteristics that are used to classify organisms into the broadest taxonomic categories of Domains and Kingdoms
-Cells Part 2
- Pond Cells
** Brainstorming due!
Sexual and Asexual reproduction
Classification of Living things
Searching for Cells
IT’S YOUR WORLD, WHO LIVES IN IT?
What are we doing?
You are going to create an environment and the organisms that live there. The environment needs to fit the needs of the creatures you create. You will make up a place and the animals that we could find there. (So you are not using animals that we know, you get to make up your own)
Purpose: To create an environment (like a dessert, tundra, rain forest, grassland, etc) that will accommodate the needs of the organisms that live there. The ecosystem will need Biotic and Abiotic organisms
Two multicellular organisms
– List their characteristics- Eukaryotic, Prokaryotic (nucleus or no nucleus), Autotroph, Heterotroph (describe what they eat), sexual, asexual (how do they reproduce).
One unicellular organisms
-List their characteristics- Eukaryotic, Prokaryotic, Autotroph, Heterotroph (describe what they eat), sexual, asexual.
Write a story to tell about your ecosystem. 1 page describing the environment and your organisms. (Each member of the group must write a paper)
CREATE – poster, powerpoint, movie, play, 3D model, etc. To display you ecosystem create a display to present to the class.
** All projects must follow Rubric.
DUE- December 15th ??
Presentations will be December 15-19th ??
Due Dates are subject to change!