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Class Notes For Second Period

May 15, 2006
Today we reviewed the bones of the body, with a game. After that we got into groups, and decided on what we were going to do for our projects. The projects are on different systems of the body. In the groups we decided what system we were going to do, and what materials we needed to make the model of the system. You can bring the materials you will need for the project, but we will be working on the project Thursday. There will be a test tomorrow on the bones of the body, and the types of muscle tissue.

posted on: May 15, 2006

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May 12, 2006
Today we took a test on the pig disection. After that we did D.E.A.R. for the rest of the period.

posted on: May 14, 2006

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May 10, 2006
Today we disected pigs, and went through the circulatory, and respitory system. We then had to complete the packets for that section, and turn them in.

posted on: May 10, 2006

Class Notes for 5/9/06

Today in first period we dissected our pigs. We worked on the digestive system. Afterwards we completed the page of our packet on the Digestive system. It will be graded tomorrow.

posted on: May 09, 2006

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May 8, 2006
There was no warm up today. We disected pigs today in class. We only determined the sex of the pigs, and cut through the mouth to find the epiglottis. After that we got a packet, and had to answer some questions about the disection. We will continue this tomorrow.

posted on: May 08, 2006

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May 5, 2006
warm up #3,Name any 3 bones that make up the skeletal system. Today we reviewed the skeletal system some more.

After that we watched a video about the muscular system. There are 2 more sheets to add to your notebook, your framework, and muscles.

posted on: May 07, 2006

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May 4, 2006
Warm up #2 : what is the function of the skeletal system?

Today we reviewed some of the bones of the human body. After that we worked on a skeleton project. We will complete them tomorrow.

posted on: May 04, 2006

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May 3, 2006
warm up #1: What is respiration?

Today we learned about the skeletal system, and how it functions. Its functions are to support the body, provide movement, and help give structure to the body. We learned some of the bones in the body, and there were two sheets given out in class. We played a game like Simon says to remember the bones.

posted on: May 03, 2006

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May 2, 2006
Today we reviewed the parts of the circulatory, digestive, and excretory systems. Ms.kulkarni had some words on the promethean board like: the heart, rectum, small intestine, large intestine,Urinary bladder etc. We were given a minute to put all the words on the board in the system they belonged.

After that we learned about the parts of the respritory system, such as: the nose, pharynx, and trachea, etc. We added the parts of the respirtory system to our human projects, as well as any other finishing touches. After that we worked on our workbooks.

The notebook quiz, lab, and chapter test was given back.

posted on: May 02, 2006

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May 1, 2006
We worked on the human body projects today. We had to trace a human figure and draw the circulatory, digestive and excretory system on the paper. Time will be given tomorrow to complete them.

posted on: May 01, 2006

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April 30, 2006
Today we completed the test. There was a vocab sheet given out, and it is for homework if it was not completed in class. We did D.E.A.R. after that.

posted on: April 30, 2006

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April 26, 2006
The warm up #8, and the question is: what is the function of the excretory system. Today we worked on a map of the excretory system. Don't forget to finish the review guide, it's due tomorrow. There is no homework.

posted on: April 26, 2006

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April 25, 2006
The warm up #7, and the question is what blood type of blood would a person with type A blood be able to receive safely?

Today we did the lab on blood types. You had to mix different types of blood, and see if it was ok to receive a certain type of blood. That was recorded on a data table. That was later turned in for a grade. After that we studied out review guide. There is no homework for tonight.

posted on: April 25, 2006

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April 24, 2006
The warm up #6. The question is what are the 4 types of blood.

We watched a video about digestion today. We had to write a 6- 10 sentence paragraph on waht we had learned from watching the video. The lab was passed back after that. We worked on a sheet after that. It should be down as #7 in your notebook, and it is called blood & lymph.

posted on: April 24, 2006

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April 21, 2006
The warm up #5, and the questions are: what is blood made up of, and What are the 3 types of blood vessels?

We completed the lab today.
The objective of the lab was to see the effect of physical activity on the heart beat.


Everyone measured their pulse while running, jogging, sitting, etc. There were questions to answer. We then graphed using the information from the chart. That was all put in a packed and turned in for a lab grade.

posted on: April 23, 2006

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April 19, 2006
The warm up for today is #3, and the question is: what are the parts of an excretory system? The answer is kidneys, uretar, urinary bladder, and urethra. Today we discussed the excretory system. There are two new worksheets to add to your table of contents. #4 is final digestion, and #5 is excretory system. These two worksheets were completed in class. After that we did some last minute practice for the CRCT science test, which is tomorrow.

posted on: April 19, 2006

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April 18, 2006
The warm up for today is #2, and the question is list 3 organs in a digestive system and write down their functions. Today Ms. Kulkarni introduced us the excretory system. As we all know that it is the system that removes waste, I think we get the point from there. We saw a video presentation on the track of digestion. After that we worked on the workbooks for chapter 16 section 2.

posted on: April 18, 2006

Class Notes For: 4/18/06

Today we completed the digestive system. Afterwards Mrs. Kulkarni showed us an activity on the digestive and excretion system. Our vocabulary sheets were returned today.

Good luck on CRCT tomorrow!

posted on: April 18, 2006

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April 17, 2006
Warm up #1
What are the levels of organization in the human body, and what are the four types of tissues, and their functions.

Today we got a new table of contents. You should have warm up, vocabulary, and the digestive process in your notebook.We sang a song about the organization in the human body. We learned about the digestive system and did a work sheet, which is #3 in your notebook. Those were corrected in class. There is no homework tonight.

posted on: April 17, 2006

Class Notes For: 4/14/06

Today in first period we reviewed the levels of organization.
Mrs. Kulkarni showed us a few examples on the board while we did so. Afterwards we took two CRCT Reviews for the upcoming testing next week. Students who had not finished the vocabulary turned their's in.

posted on: April 15, 2006

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April 13, 2006
Today we did the animal test. After that we worked on our vocab sheets. We did DEAR for the rest of the period. Vocab is for homework if you didn't finish it in class.

posted on: April 13, 2006

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April 12, 2006
Today we did a CRCT practice test. Remember that we have a quiz on animals tomorrow.

posted on: April 12, 2006

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April 10, 2006
Today we reviewed the 7 levels of classification:Kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, family, and species. After that we reviewed the 6 different kingdoms.
Ms. Kulkarni gave us different specimens in a jar. We had to identify the specimen and write the characteristics of the organisms that were in the jars. There will be a quiz on this, Thursday.

posted on: April 10, 2006

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March 30, 2006
Today, we presented our presentations. We will present the remaining tomorrow.

posted on: March 30, 2006

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March 29, 2006
We had 10 minutes to work on any finishing touches on the presentations. After that the groups presented. We will be presenting through Friday. Make sure you have all the required elements to your presentation.

posted on: March 29, 2006

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March 28, 2006
Today we worked on our presentations. Some groups presented today. All presentations will be presented by Friday.

posted on: March 28, 2006

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March 27, 2006
Today we continued working on our multimedia presentations. There will be some groups presenting tomorrow, so there will be time cut to work on your presentations. All presentations should be completely finished by tomorrow.

posted on: March 27, 2006

Class Notes for: 3/27/06

Today in class we had no warm up. We worked on our animal projects (which is either a powerpoint or iMovie) the entire class period. Our vocabs were collected, and our tests and notebook quizzes were handed up.

Homework: None

posted on: March 27, 2006

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March 24, 2006

Essential Question:
What are the characteristics of animals?

Today we worked on the research presentations. We were a given a topic and a day to present our research. We will be working on these for most of the week.

posted on: March 26, 2006

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March 23, 2006
Today we presented the remaining dilemma cards. Students discussed their choices . We then took the test. After that we did DEAR for the rest of the time. The vocabulary worksheet is for homework and is due on Monday.

posted on: March 23, 2006

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March 22, 2006
Ms.Kulkarni checked our review guide today. She had given us 5 days to finish the review guide. After that we took the notebook quiz.
She then gave us the dilemma cards. We had a debate in the class on the environmental issues presented on the cards.
Don't forget to study for the chapter test tomorrow.

posted on: March 22, 2006

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March 21, 2006
Today we worked on our concept maps. They were completed in class, and were presented. Students asked good questions on everyone's topic.We read the last few minutes of the class. The notebook quiz is tomorrow, and the review guide is also due tomorrow. The chapter test is Thursday.

posted on: March 21, 2006

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March 20, 2006
The warm up #9
Which of the following is an example of predator adaption. The choices were: a porcupines needles, a sharks jaws, a frogs bright colors, or a plants poisonous chemicals. The answer is a sharks jaw.

Today we reviewed all the chapters we were studying. The test has been postponed until Thursday, and the notebook quiz will be on Wednesday. The review guide will also be due Wednesday. We worked on a concept map in class on key vocabulary in our chapters. After that we finished a concept web on biodiversity.

posted on: March 20, 2006

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March 17, 2006
The warm up #8:
Write the charcteristics of a decidous forest, and write the characteristics of a tundra biome. The answer for the first one is trees that shed leaves, moderate rainfall, and warm in summer, and cold in winter. The second answer is the ground is frozen, tundra circle artic circle.

We turned in the packets today, and we were given a review guide. It is due Tuesday. The notebook quiz will also be on Tuesday, so make sure you have everything in your notebook. The chapter test is Wednesday which is over chapters 22 - 24.

posted on: March 19, 2006

Class Notes for 3/16/06

Today in class we had a substitute. We were allowed ten minutes to finish the biome bar graph. Afterwards we worked on a packet about Kaibab deer. If you did not finish the packet, it had to be finished for homework.

Homework: Finish packet

posted on: March 16, 2006

Class Notes For Second Period

March 16, 2006
Today in class we completed the bar graphs.We were given 10 minutes to complete them. After that we were given a packet, and if you didn't complete that in class then it is homework. We did DEAR after that.

posted on: March 16, 2006

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March 15, 2006
Warm up # 7
What are biomes?
Write the names of 3 biomes.

Today in class, we learned about the different types of biomes. A biome is a group of ecosystems with similar climates and organsims. There are certain trpes of biomes such as: marine, grassland, and rainforest biomes. Ms. Kulkarni gave us information about all the different types of biomes. After that we worked on our bar graphs. If you did not finish the bar graph,10 minutes will be given to complete it tomorrow.

posted on: March 15, 2006

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March 14, 2006
Warm up #6"
What is succession, and what are the processers that make up a water cycle. The answer for the first one is predicting changes in an ecosystem. The second answer is precipitation, condensation, and evaporation.

Today we worked on a bar graph about different parts of the world. It was on deserts, prairies, mountains, and rain forests. We had to illustrate the biome. This was done in groups of 4. Remember to bring colored pencils and a sharpener to class tomorrow. We also reviewed succession.

posted on: March 14, 2006

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March 13, 2006
warm up #5
Bacteria living in the intestine of humans is an example of what, and at what level is most energy available at? The answers are mutualism for the first one, and producers for the second.

We learned about the water, carbon and oxygen, and nitrogen cycles. The water gets evaporated, and then condenses in the cloud, and later fall as precipitation. In the carbon and oxygen cycle, humans release carbon dioxide,in the process of respiration, which the plants use to make oxygen in the process of photosynthesis.In the nitrogen cycle, the free nitrogen is converted to usable nirtrogen in the process of nitrogen fixation . The bacteria live in the nodules of leguminous plants. When the producers and consumers die the nitrogen is released back in the environment.
We played a game outside to learn about succession.

posted on: March 13, 2006

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March 10, 2006
Warm up #4
What 3 roles can an organism play in an ecosystem? The answer is they can be consumers, producers, or decomposers.
We did a lab today, and it was very exciting! We disected owl pellets. We had to seperate the bones from the fur. You could see that the owls had eaten atleast 3-4 different animals! There was a sheet to identify the different bones and the animal it was from. We completed a packet with our partner. This was completed in class.

posted on: March 12, 2006

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March 9, 2006
Warm up #3: what is the difference between a food chain and a food web. The answer is a food chain is when one organism eats another and gets energy.
An overlapping of food chains is a food web. Today we talked about energy roles in an ecosystem. First there are the producers that produce food for the consumers. The consumers eat the producers. There are 4 different types of consumers, the carnivore, the herbivore such as a cow, omnivore such as humans, and scavengers like vultures. Then there are the decomposers that eat all the dead material. Examples of decomposers are bacteria, fungi and insects. After we learned about this, we watched a video on birds of prey. We did DEAR after that. There is no homework tonight.

posted on: March 09, 2006

Class Notes for 3/9/06

Warm-up #4 , "What is the difference between a food chain and a food web?"

Mrs. Kulkarni talked for a few minutes about food chains and food webs. Afterwards we took a few notes from the board on Energy roles. We then watched a video about birds of prey.
D.E.A.R time finished up class.

posted on: March 09, 2006

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March 8, 2006
Warm up #2
What are the three limiting factors that help control the population?
Food, Space and weather
What are the three types of interactions?
Predation, Competition and Symbiosis

Today we completed and checked the packets on living things and environment, Interactions and Populations and communities. After that we played a game outside. It was about predators and prey, and how it feels to be one of them.

posted on: March 08, 2006

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March 7, 2006
Today we discussed population densities and adaptions. We had to read in class, chapter 22 sections 2 and 3.

Section 2 is about population of organisms. A population would increase if birth rate increaases or there was immigration to the area, but it would decrease if death rate increases and organisms emigrated from there. All the animals around a certain area depend on food to eat and if the area lacks a certain amount of some species then the predators will die.

Section 3 has a lot to do with chapter 5. As we all recall, chapter 5 was about adpating to an enviorment. Certain animals will adapt to the enviorment, and the animals that are the best adapted to an area will survive. There are three types of interactions: Competition, Symbiosis annd Predation. Competition is organisms competing for food and space. The three symbiotic relationships are:Mutualism where both the organisms benefit, commensalism where one organism benefits and the other is neither harmed nor benefitted and parasitism. When talking about predators, predators are the ones that kill the animal, and the prey is the animal that gets killed.

We were given a packet for class, it is not homework. It needs to be completed tomorrow.

posted on: March 07, 2006

Class Notes for 3/7/06

Warm up #1, "What makes up a community? What is an ecosystem?" After we completed the warm up, we paired up to read a section in our book. We then discussed the section with our partner, later informing another pair about it. We answered a few questions about the sections afterwards. We were handed out three sheets to complete as much as possible in class today, though the rest will be finished tomorrow.

Homework: None.

posted on: March 07, 2006

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March 6, 2006
Today we did a review game on all the stuff we have learned so far. The test were given back as well as the Jekyll packets. The plant project was also completed today.

posted on: March 06, 2006

Class Notes for 3/6/06

Today in class Mrs. Kulkarni played a game with us. We went around the room by tables, and she asked us questions about everything we have learned so far this year. After we played the game, we were to finish our Dream Plant projects. If you hadn't emailed Mrs. Kulkarni your groups finished paper, you were supposed to complete them in class. Graded tests, vocabulary, and Jekyll Island packets were handed back today.

posted on: March 06, 2006

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March 2, 2006 Essential Question: What characteristics do all plants share?
Today we took the chapters 8 & 9 test. After that we got the vocabulary worksheet for chapter 22. You need to complete this for homework.

posted on: March 02, 2006

Class Notes for 3/2/06

Today in class our warm-up was to study for a few minutes with others. After the few minutes were up, our tests were handed out. You were to answer the questions with atleast two complete sentences before turning it in.
Afterwards we were allowed to work on our vocabulary(Homework) for the upcoming chapter,for some time. We had D.E.A.R time (Drop Everything And Read) for the last half-hour of class.

Homework:
Finish vocabulary (due tomorrow)
Bring colored pencils

posted on: March 02, 2006

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February 28, 2006
Today we completed the lab. We also completed some questions for the flower lab too. After that we worked on the concept maps in groups. The maps are on what we have been discussing in class. Make sure you are ready for the chapter 8 & 9 test. It will be on Thursday.

posted on: February 28, 2006

Class Notes for 2/28/06

Warm up #5:
"What is the difference between angiosperms and gymnosperms?". Afterwards we were to finish our flower lab, in which we observed the structure of a flower.
Then we began working on our Concept Map about plants. The test is on thursday, and no review guide will be handed out so make sure you study!

posted on: February 28, 2006

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Warm up #4:
What is pollination, and what is fertilization?

The answer for the first one is the transfer of pollen from a male reproductive structure, to a female reproductive structure. The second answer is the joining of an egg and a sperm cell.

We reviewed vascular and nonvascular plants.
Vascular plants have vascular tissues, while nonvascular don't. There are 2 different kinds of vascular tissues, xylem and phloem. Xylem transports water, while phloem transports food.


Today we studied about gymnosperm and angiosperm plants. The vascular plants are divided into 3 types: seedless, naked, and enclosed. Example of seedless ones are ferns, naked is a pinecone and an example of an enclosed seed is an apple. Naked seeds are called gymnosperms, and enclosed are angiosperms.
We are also working on a lab on flowers. The chapter test is on Thursday.

posted on: February 27, 2006

Class Notes for 2/27/05

Today we completed the warm up.

Warm up #4:
"What is pollination?" and "What is fertilization?" After we completed the warm up we talked about reproduction in gymnosperms and angiosperms.
We also started a lab in which we observed the structure of a flower. We have a test on thursday, and no review guides will be handed out.Questions for the test will be on the blog.

posted on: February 27, 2006

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February 15, 2006
Warm up #3.
What are the characteristics of a seed plant?
Seed plants are vascular and reproduce by seeds.

We talked about the two types of vascular tissues:Xylem and Phloem. We also talked about the structure of leaf. The chlorophyll of a plant is found below the upper part of the leaf.That's so it can absorb the rays in the sun, and help in carrying out the process of photsynthesis. Stomata are found on the bottom part of the leaf. In between the top and the bottom cells are Xylem and Phloem tissues. We also reviewed about vascular and nonvascular plants.

After that we worked on a new lab. We looked at a tree cookie. We counted the rings to find its age. We completed the lab today, as well as the moss lab that we woked on yesterday. This was turned in for a grade.

Progress reports were sent home.

posted on: February 15, 2006

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February 14, 2006
The warm up today was #2:
What is the difference between vascular and nonvascular plants. The answer is, nonvascular can't support itself, so they grow low to the ground. A vascular support system can grow taller because they have a good transporting system.

Today we learned a little bit more about plants. As it was just mentioned there are two different types of plants. These are vascular and nonvascular plants. Non vascular plants are plants that lack vascular tissue and grow low to the ground.Examples are :Mosses, Liverwort, Hornwort. Vascular plants can have 2 different types of seeds. Some of them are naked , and some have enclosed seeds. Non flowering vascular plants like pinecones, Cycads have naked seeds. Flowering plants have seeds that are enclosed ,like an apple.

After that we worked on a moss lab. We measured, and observed the moss, a nonvascular plant. We will continue on this in class tomorrow.

posted on: February 14, 2006

Class Notes for: 2/14/06

Today in class we completed the warm up # 2. Today's question was, "What is the difference between vascular and nonvascular plants?"
After completing the warm up, Mrs. Kulkarni talked about the variations of plants. We were to copy the notes from the board. Later we participated in a moss lab, in which we filled out information on our clump of moss. We had no homework today.

posted on: February 14, 2006

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February 13, 2006
Today we worked on workbook 8-4. After that we did the chapter review, problems 1-21. If you didn't finish this it is homework. We also watched a video on plants.

posted on: February 13, 2006

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Essential question: What are the characteristis of plants?

On Friday we took notes on chapter 8, you don't have to take them if you took the notes that Ms. Kulkarni had done in class over the last few days. After that we completed chapter 8 in the workbook up to section 4. After that we did DEAR.

posted on: February 12, 2006

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February 9, 2006
Today we finished the chapter 7 workbook. You should complete the whole chapter. We then did DEAR for the rest of the period.

posted on: February 09, 2006

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February 8, 2006 Essential Question:
What are the characteristics of plant?
How does the amount of fertilizer affect the growth of an algae?

Today we were introduced to plants. We talked the adaptations of a plant. For example, if a plant is not getting enough water it is going to grow inward to get its roots near a water source. Plants need a transporting system to transport water. The leaves are coated with a waxy covering called cuticle to retain water. The plants also need sunlight and a support system.

Plants that do have a transporting system grow taller, and are called vascular plants. Plants that don't, are called non vascular. They grow low to the ground. Examples of non-vascular plants are Moss, Liverworts and Hornworts.
We also took our observations for the algae. This was the last day we were recording them. You need to right a conclusion on the results of the experiment.

posted on: February 08, 2006

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February 7, 2006 Essential Question: How does the amount of fertilizer affect ther growth of algae?

Today we took the chapter 7 test. We then recorded our observations for the algae project. There was a vocabulary worksheet given out in class. The vocabulary worksheet is for homework.

posted on: February 07, 2006

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February 6, 2006

Warm up #10:
What does the appearance of a fungus depend on, and a puff like fungus is classified as what type of fungus?
The answer for the first one is it depends on how the hyphae is arranged, and the second answer is they are club like fungus.

We checked our review guides, and we took the notebook quiz. We also took our observations for the algae project. Remember that the chapter 7 test is tomorrow, so don't forget to study.

posted on: February 06, 2006

Class Notes for: 2/06/06

Today in class we began with our warm-up.

After we completed it, we began checking our review guide. If you failed to complete your review guide, you were given a zero. If you completed it, yet had more than eighteen answers incorrect, your consequences were the same. If you had over thirty problems answered correctly, you earned an extra five points for our upcoming test. The notebook quiz was taken today, so if you were absent be sure to make that up. Afterwards we recorded our Lab Data.

Homework for tonight is to study. Our test is tomorrow, so don't forget!

posted on: February 06, 2006

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February 3, 2006
Warm up # 9,
Where would you look to find fungus spores in the mushroom? What do the chemicals that ooze from the hyphae of a fungus in the food source do?
The answers are: the mushroom cap, and they help break down the food.

We took notes on fungi. Fungi are eukaryotic, mlticellular and they reproduce by spores. Some of the fungi are used in food such as yeast, while some cause diseases. Penicillin, an antibiotic is used to kill bacteria. We also discussed the different types of fungus such as: clublike, threadlike, saclike, and imperfect fungi. We then read ch 7, sec 3 in the text book.
We also took observations on the algae experiments.

There is a notebook quiz on Monday, and the chapter 7 test is Tuesday.

posted on: February 05, 2006

Class Notes for: 2/02/06

Today in class we completed the warm up. Then Mrs. Kulkarni showed us an example of a mold on a piece of Garlic. She passed it around the room for us to look at (but not touch). She then put it under the microscope and projected it on the Smart Board, so we could see the mold up close. She explained the structure of a Mold and we were to take short notes. Afterwards we recorded our data for the Lab (a lab in which we are testing different amounts of fertilizer to see if they increase or decrease the growth of algae and water molds.)We had DEAR Time for the rest of the period.

posted on: February 02, 2006

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February 2, 2006 Essential Question: What are the charcteristics of fungi?

The warm up for today is #8, and the question is: What are the characteristics of fungi?

The answer is most are multicellular, heterotrophs, eukaryotes, and they reproduce by spores.

Today we went over fungi.We took some notes on fungi.
Fungi # 7
Most of the fungi are multicellular .Multicellular fungi are made up of long, thread like structures called hyphe. The apperance of a fungi is based on the arrangement of the hyphae. Fungi reproduce asexually during favorable conditions, and sexually during unfavorable conditions.
Yeast is unicellualr fungi. It does not reproduce using spores. It reproduces asexually by the process of budding.

We then recorded our observations for the algae projects. Make sure you keep a chart of your information. There will be a notebook quiz on Monday. There will also be a chapter test on Tuesday, so study over the weekend.

posted on: February 02, 2006

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February 1, 2006 Essential Question: What are protists?
The warm up today is #7, and the questions are: what characteristics do algae share, and what characteristics so the cells of colonial algae and multicellular organisms share?.
The first answer is they are all autotrophs, and the second answer is they are specialized to do certain tasks.

Today we finished the concept maps. The map was on all the algae like, fungus like, and animal like protist. They need to be colored, and completed today.

We also looked under the microscopes today. Many students saw a lot of paramecium under their microscopes.

Last, we started our stories today. Imagine if you were the size of a protozoan. You need to write a story about encounters with other organisms. We will finish this in class tomorrow.

posted on: February 01, 2006

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January 31, 2006 Essential Question: What are protists?
What are the characteristics of Plant like Protist?

Today we discussed the different types of algaes. They are euglenoids, dino flagellates, diatoms, green, red, and brown algae. Euglenoids can be autotrouphs when there is a light source, and heterotrophs when there isn't. Dino flagellates have plates, and can glow in the dark. Diatoms have glass like cell walls. Green algae can be Unicellular, multicellular or can live in colonies. Also known as sea lettuce, it is eaten in Salads. Brown algae are used as nutrients and as thickeners in food. An example of Brown algae is kelp. Last red algae can absorb light, and a substance called Carrageenan extracted from it can be found in icecream.

Then we worked in groups to create a concept map on Protists without using our textbook or notes. We will finish the map tomorrow in class.

The warm up today was #6. The questions were, What might cause red tide? When are red tides dangerous to humans?

The answer to the first question is when there is increase innutrients, and the second answer is some might produce toxins which get accumulated into fish, and then we eat them.

posted on: January 31, 2006

Class Notes for: 1/31/06

Today in class we worked on the warm up.
Warm up # 6:
How are red tides caused?
How are red tides dangerous to humans?

The answer to the first question is red tides are caused due to increase in nutrients.
The second answer is toxins get accumulated in the shell fish which might be dangerous if humans consumed it.

If you have not turned in your illustration from last week, your name was listed on the board. We studied Plant-like Protists (Also known as Algae) for the beginning of class. Mrs. Kulkarni gave us a list of all the examples of protists on the board, and we were given a sheet of paper to work on. In groups we were to make a Concept Map, or Mind Map, on protists illustrating all of the examples.

Today's homework was to bring colored pencils.

posted on: January 31, 2006

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January 30, 2006 Essential Question: What are protists?

Warm up #5,
How are fungus like protist similiar to fungi?
How are fungus like protist similiar to plants?.

The answer for the first question is they are both heterotrophs , and they reproduce by spores. The second answer is they have a cell wall.

Today we reviewed plant like protist. As you know algae is the plant like protist. We also reviewed protozoans and fungus like protist.

Then we looked under the microscopes to find some protozoans. We actually saw amaebas, and paramecium move around the microscope! You missed out today if you did'nt see them.

posted on: January 30, 2006

Class Notes For Second Period

January 27, 2006 - Essential Question: What are protists?
How does the amount of fertilizer affect the growth of algae?

We had a microscope quiz on Friday. Some students completed the lab on algae.

We finished up the articles :Had to read an article and make a picture of what the article is about. The picture needs to be colored. Also, we took notes on plantlike protists in the textbook. We will finish these notes on Monday.

posted on: January 29, 2006

Class Notes For Second Period

January 26,2006 Essential Question: What are protists? How does the amount of fertilizer affect the growth of an algae?

Warm up# 3: What are the three types of fungus like Protists? The answer was Slime mold, Water mold and Downy mildew.

Today we did a lab with Pond water(algae). We used the clear bottles, and made a hypothesis . We wanted to see if fertilizer affected the growth of algae. We had to add different amounts of water and fertilizer to different groups of jars. The jars were divided into groups: A,B,C, and D.

We also looked at different articles today. You will need to make an illustration of what the article means. We will work on this tomorrow, in class.

The microscope quiz is tomorrow.

posted on: January 26, 2006

Class Notes For Second Period

January 25,2006 Essential Question: What are protists? What are protozoans?

We did warm up #2 today. The questions are, what is the function of a contractile vacuole, and write the name of a protozoan with a psuedopod. The answers are, contractile vacuoles collect extra water and expel it, and the protozoan with a psuedopod is an ameba.

We discussed in class the three fungus like protists. They are mold, mildew, and slime mold. Mold lives in water, mildew live in moist soil, and slime mold lives on decaying trees. We completed 7-1 in the workbook up to plants like protists.

Microscope quiz is on Friday.

Bring clear bottles:Homework.

posted on: January 25, 2006

Class Notes For Second Period

January 24, 2006 Essential Question: What are protists? What are protozoans?

Warm up #1 was given today. The question is what are the categories that protists are divided into? The answer is animal like, plant like, and fungi like.

We also discussed the four types of protozoans. The first kind is protozoans with psuedopods ( Ameba's). The second type is protozoan with flagella's. The third kind is protozoans with cilias, ( paramecium). The table of contents and warm up sheets were given.

Remember that there is a microscope quiz on Friday.

posted on: January 24, 2006

Class Notes for: 1/24/06

Today in class we completed warm up # 1. The question was, "What are the categories Protists are divided into?". The answer is plant like, Animal like and fungi like.

After the warm up, we talked about the four types of Protozoans (Animal like Protozoans). The first type is Protozoans with Psuedopods, such as Ameba's. The second is Protozoan with Flagella's. Third is Protozoan with Cilias, such as Paramecium. And last ones are the other Protozoans. The other Protozoans are usually Parasites. We were to take short notes on the section.

We read the chapter Ch 7: Sec 1. After reading the chapter we looked at Pond water, to find Protists.

Mrs. Kulkarni handed out our Notebook Quizzes. We recieved a new warm-up sheet and table of contents today.

Microscope Quiz on Friday.

Homework:
1) Bring a narrow-neck bottle. (Such as a soy sauce bottle)
2) Bring Balloons.

posted on: January 24, 2006

Second Period Science

January 20,2006 Essential Question: What are protists?
We played a review game today, there is no homework.

posted on: January 20, 2006

Second Period Science

January 19,2006 Essential Question: What are viruses?
The chapter 6 test was taken today. The chapter 7 vocabulary worksheet is for homework tonight. We also did DEAR today.

posted on: January 19, 2006

Second Period Science

January 18,2006 essential question: What are viruses?
We took the notebook quiz today in class. Remember that the science test is tomorrow, so don't forget to study.

posted on: January 18, 2006

Class Notes for: 1/18/05

At first we completed our warm up. After that, we took a quick ten-question notebook quiz. If you finished the notebook quiz early you would have read, until the rest of the class finished. We then went over the answers for our review guide. Don't forget to study for tomorrows test! At the end of class we played a game of heads up seven up, with a scientific twist.

Homework:
1) Study for Test

posted on: January 18, 2006

Class Notes for: 1/ 17/06

At the beginning of class we completed the warm up (a daily question or questions we have to answer). We worked on our virus models for most of the class period, to have them finished by the end of class. Mrs. Kulkarni checked our review guides, but we didn't go over the answers. Our test over this chapter will be on Thursday.

Homework for today is:
1) Bring a narrow-necked bottle.
2) Bring Balloons

posted on: January 18, 2006

Second Period Science

January 17,2006
The virus(Bacteriophage) models were completed today in class. We started the virus books, if you didn't complete this today in class then finish it for homework. There will be a notebook quiz tomorrow. Remember that the chapter six test is on Thursday.

posted on: January 17, 2006

Second Period Science

Last Friday, we finished our Bacteria books. If you haven't already completed this, then have it completed by Tuesday, January 17th. If you haven't already brought in your materials for the Virus project, please have it ready by Tuesday. We spent most of Friday's class working on the Virus project.

posted on: January 16, 2006

Class Notes for: 1/13/06

We worked on a few things in class today. First we completed the warm up, then we were to work on our Bacteria Book. If you had already finished that, you could start on your Virus Model or begin your Review Guide (which was handed out in class). By the end of class everyone had begun on their Virus Model, and most had finished their Bacteria Book.

Homework for today is as followed:

1. Complete Review Guide. It will be checked on Tuesday.

posted on: January 14, 2006

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