Q4 Week 4

Items for this week:

Finish Jelly Bean Classification: see post from last week

Fun with Fictitious Animals: paper copies only. Students will be working backwards on a dichotomous key to find out what certain imaginary animals looks like. Due Thurs.

Animal Classification: Students will use a dichotomous key to find the phylum and class of several preserved animal specimens. animal-kingdom-classification.

If you were absent for all days when we did this assignment you may do a make-up text book assignment instead. Alternative book work for Animal Classification

Quiz: Friday. The quiz will cover scientific names, levels of classification, general classification, and dichotomous keys.Classification Quiz Study Guide

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Q4 Week 3

Scientific Names: Students started this assignment (see previous week’s post) and will be finishing it up. We will correct it on Tuesday.

Hardware Key: Students will be using a dichotomous key to identify the “scientific names” of various pieces of hardware. This assignment is available in hard copy only and must be completed in class due to the materials used.

Strange Group: a dichotomous key involving finding the “scientific names” of aliens; paper copies only.

Jelly Bean Classification – Students will use a dichotomous key to identify the flavor of Jelly Belly brand jelly beans before eating them.  Paper copy only. Jelly Bean Classification Vocab. Most students should finish this on Wednesday, but I will allow 10 minutes to work on it on Tuesday when we return from break. Due date will be Wed. 4/23.

 

Q4 Week 1

Reminder: We will be having a pod field trip to the Natural History Museum on April 2nd. 

Items for this week:

Quiz: Living, Non-living, Dead, and Viruses. On Tuesday, 4/1. Use your Characteristics of Living Things notes to prepare. If you did not master this quiz you will need to study and retake it.

*Field Trip: Those going on the field trip to the Utah Natural History Museum will have a packet that will need to be completed during the trip and will be turned in for credit in science. Those not going on the trip will have a work packet to complete at school.

Classy Chart: Students will continue working on the Classy Chart. It will be  due on Friday, 4/4. Remember the rules for scientific names when doing this assignment (see the back of the chart). See previous post for downloads for this assignment.

6 Kingdoms Grid: grid of characteristics of the 6 Kingdoms. This will be due on Friday 4/4 and will serve as a review study guide for the quiz.

*Note: If you were absent for the field trip or did not come on the field trip there is a make-up assignment that you will get from Ms. LeSueur. 

 

 

Q3 Week 9

Note: All assignments for my class this week will be counted on 4th quarter grades. 

Items for this week:

Living, Non-living, Dead, Viruses:  Lesson & Notes. Characteristics of Living

Living or Non-living worksheet: only available in hard copy. Pick up in my classroom

The 6 Kingdoms of Living Things: Lesson and Notes. 6 Kingdoms

Classy Chart: Students will research an example of an organism from each of the 6 Kingdoms using books and the Internet.  They will  include the common and scientific name (written properly) of each organism as well as a colored picture. Classy ChartClassy Chart – Lists of Organisms

6 Kingdoms Grid: Students will identify traits and examples in each of the 6 kingdoms of living things. 6 Kingdom Characteristics Assignment

Q3 Week 8

Reminder: The end of quarter Late Work Deadline is Friday, March 21st. 

Items for this week:

*Bizarre Beaks: Students will be playing a game/lab where they will have different beaks adapted to eat different types of “food”. Students will record data of the number on items eaten and if they survive each season. Bizzare Beaks Worksheet

Artificial Selection Homework: Student will research the artificial selection of a domesticated animal or plant.  This assignment will be due on Tuesday, March 18th.  Artificial Selection Indiv. Version

Quiz on Adaptations, Natural and Artificial Selection: Tuesday, March 18th

Study Guide for Heredity Unit: Standard 4 study guide

Unit FINAL: Sexual and Asexual Reproduction, Inherited and Acquired Traits, Adaptations, Natural Selection and Artificial Selection. Thursday, March 20th.

R&S on Friday.

*See Ms. LeSueur for the make-up assignment if you miss this assignment. 

Q3 Week 7

Items for this week:

Bird Adaptations Group Project: See post from 3/5/14 for handouts. Students will be finishing and presenting their bird’s adaptations to the class on Monday and Tuesday.

Natural and Artificial Selection Lesson and Notes: See Adaptations Power Point on post 2/25/14. Students will be having a lesson and taking notes on natural and artificial selection.

Dogs and More Dogs: Students will be watching and discussing a movie which deals with different theories of how the domesticated dog came to be through natural and artificial selection. Dog and More Dogs Worksheet

*Natural Selection Game: Students will be playing a dice game that outlines events and population shifts that can cause natural selection. Natural Selection Game Questions

*Bizarre Beaks: Students will be playing a game/lab where they will have different beaks adapted to eat different types of “food”. Students will record data of the number of birds that survive each season. Bizzare Beaks Worksheet

Artificial Selection Homework: Student will research the artificial selection of a domesticated animal or plant.  This assignment will be due on Tuesday, March 18th.  Artificial Selection Indiv. Version

*See Ms. LeSueur for the make-up assignments if you miss either of these assignments.