Work on the respiratory system review and be sure you have read the notes and relevant text/workbook sections.
No Test next week.
Read the appropriate text and workbook sections on Kingdom Monera.
Blocks 2-1 and 2-2:
Jigsaw activity: Be sure you have all the information gathered on the following questions:
Coral Reef –Kingdom Monera questions
- What does it mean to be prokaryotic? Explain the characteristics of the eubacteria, cyanobacteria, and archaebacterial.
- How are prokaryotes different from eukaryotes?
- How are prokaryotes and eukaryotes interdependent in the coral reef ecosystem? Give an example.
- What are the general characteristics of the members of Kingdom Monera?
- Are humans involved in any symbiotic relationships with Monerans? If yes, give examples.
- What are the different cell shapes and arrangements in Monerans?
- Draw and label a typical Moneran.
Read 10.1 in textbook and work on workbook section 10.1. Complete the notes page handed out in class.
Blocks 1-1 and 2-3: Bring home-made car to class on Monday/Tuesday for the big race!
Finish the close reading of the Ediacaran Fauna article, and the Glass Sponges of BC article.
Read the What Sparked the Cambrian Explosion article.
Be sure to bring the notes from the jigsaw activity (answering the questions given in class: What is the role of mesenchyme and pore cells? What is/are the role(s) of epithelial and collar cells? How does reproduction occur in sponges?
Reminder: Test on what we have covered under the “umbrella” of coral reefs will be on 1/2 March.
Complete chart on p. 412 in textbook. Practice problems and study for the physics mini test which will be held on Thursday/Friday.
Home made car is due Monday/Tuesday. Be sure it meets the criteria outlined in previous posts.
The workbook answers are posted in the classroom – please check them on your own time before the mini-test.
Prepare for the respiratory system section by reading the applicable units in the text/workbook.
Complete the reading and the information chart for Phylum Cnidaria and, now, Phylum Porifera (sponges). You can use the back of the same page.
Complete the microscope drawing and submit next class.
Test – Coral Reefs and all related lessons so far – 1/2 March 2016.
Finish the close reading of the article given out today in class (see here for close reading instructions).
Work on the physics problems (see earlier blog post for additional info).
Mini test on Thursday/Friday (depending on the block) on physics (motion, velocity, acceleration).
Home made car race will be on Monday/Tuesday (depending on the block). See earlier post for details/dimensions.
This will help you with the physics practice problems:
Acceleration worksheet, question #2, time = 5.5 seconds
Motion worksheet #2, question 4, final velocity is 1.9 m/s
Motion worksheet #2, question 5, time = 0.0000113 seconds
Motion worksheet #2, question 6, time = 1.42 seconds
Home made car dimensions (made out of recycled materials only): 24cm long X 12 cm high X 12 cm wide
Finish the Digestive System lab. Due at the beginning of next class.
Although you may work together during the lab, any assignments that include wording copied from another student or any other source will not be accepted. Please see school guidelines on academic honesty and lab report guidelines (see previous posts) for more information on expectations for written assignments.
New date: Test – Digestive System – moved to 19 Feb 2016.