|Welcome! This class focuses on the study of life processes and living things. Our textbook is from Prentice Hall. We study cells, cell functions, DNA, genetics, classification, and human systems. Here is a link to the California state standards for middle school science. You can see what we are doing in class by checking out the Assignment Calendar below. You can also check out the Downloads section at the bottom of the page if you need an extra copy of an assignment.|
| #9 Classification
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finish pre-notes, strange creatures worksheet
notes 9.3, taxonomic key activity
notes 9.4, taxonomic key activity
finish taxonomic key, vertebrate graphing
|OBJ||understand how to use a taxonomic key / lead, guide key topic choices||create own taxonomic key / assist as needed||create own taxonomic key / assist as needed||practice graphing / assist as needed|
|Unit 9 (Chpt. 7.4) Classifying Organisms (NGSS Stds LS2-2,3,4, ESS3-3)|
begin animal report (iPads)
finish animal report (iPads)
tree identification activity
anatomy intro notes, vocab crossword
|OBJ||begin in depth info page on assigned animal / assist as needed||complete the in depth info page / assist with finding info, printing||develop opinion about genetic tech / assist as needed||be able to name the 4 most important organ systems / lead discussion||explain how bones are formed and function / lead discussion|
|Unit 9 (Chpt. 7.4) Classifying Organisms (NGSS Stds LS2-2,3,4, ESS3-3)||Unit 10 (Chpts. 13-14) Anatomy|
|Course of Study||Downloads||Historical Scientists|
Light and Color
Science Fair Intro
|Animal Report Form
Encyclopedia of Life
Unit 9 notes (all)
| Unit 1: Galileo Galilei
Unit 2 : Albert Einstein
Unit 3 : Dimitri Mendeleev
Unit 4 : Robert Hooke
Unit 5 : Camillo Golgi
Unit 6 : Melvin Calvin
Unit 7 : Gregor Mendel
Unit 8 : Watson & Crick
Unit 9 : Carl Linnaeus
|Science Fair Fill-In
Science Fair Example ?'s
Link 1 Link 2 Link 3
#9: Organisms can be grouped by similarities for better understanding.
#8: DNA is the key to understanding and manipulating how our bodies function.
#7: Traits pass from parents to kids according to established rules.
#6: All cells utilize energy to stay alive and develop.
#5: Cells are made of organelles that carry out necessary functions.
#4: All living things are made of cells.
#3: All cells require and are made of similar compounds.
#2: Light is energy and provides most of our information about the natural world.
#1: Scientists use tools to understand the natural world.
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