G6 Week 12

Last week in science!

Monday, November 19th

Today in science: The main theme for today’s lesson was “cells.” By looking to the information we included in our banana cell diagrams last week, students were asked to use two science reference books in the classroom to find all of the information they could (including definitions) about the following visible parts of the banana cell:

CELL (or PLASMA) MEMBRANE
CELL WALL
CYTOPLASM
STARCH GRAIN (or AMYLOPLAST)

Homework: Unfortunately, a number of A period students did not successfully complete their weekend homework assignment. Tonight, Dr. M has asked students to make sure to finish their diagrams of BANANA, ELODEA, and CHEEK cells. The details of this assignment appears on last week’s This week in science! page. Below is a short video that reviews how to insert a drawing into your Google Document.

Tuesday, November 20th

Today in science: The main themes for today’s lesson were “cells” and “cell structures.” After changing the name of their original Banana cell diagram document (the Google Document) to Cell study – Labelled diagrams, students were asked (and shown how) to add the following labels to their Elodea cell diagram: cell wall (inner layer), cell membrane (outer layer), cytoplasm, and chloroplast. Students were also asked to add the following labels to their human cheek cell diagram: cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, and nuclear membrane (outer layer). Dr. Merritt’s version of the final images produced during class today can be seen HERE.

Homework: Students have been asked to add one new cell image to their Cell study document and to create a labelled diagram using the information–and image link–below.

Protist #1 – Paramecium cell image
Common name: Paramecium
Scientific name: Paramecium caudatum
Specimen: Single-celled organism
Stain: none
Magnification: 400x

*Any students who wish to may begin work on the two other protist images described below and planned for Wednesday’s lesson.

Wednesday, November 21st

Today in science: The main themes for today’s lesson were “cells” and “cell structures.” Students were asked to add two more images to their cell collection according to the information below. Dr. M then asked students to begin adding labels to all three of the new protist diagrams–paramecium, amoeba, and euglena. Dr. Merritt’s labelled versions of the diagrams, which are contained in a single Google Document, can be seen HERE.

Protist #2 – Amoeba cell image
Common name: Amoeba
Scientific name: Amoeba proteus
Specimen: Single-celled organism
Stain: unknown
Magnification: 100x

Protist #3 – Euglena cell image
Common name: Euglena
Scientific name: Euglena spirogyra
Specimen: Single-celled organism
Stain: none
Magnification: 400x

Homework: Finish creating your three “protist” diagrams–paramecium, amoeba, and euglena. You will see that Dr. M has now added labels to each of the three protist diagrams. Students should try to add these labels too.

Thursday, November 22nd

Today in science: The main themes for today’s lesson were “cells” and “cell structures.” Students were given time during class to label the visible cell structures found in the paramecium, amoeba, and euglena cells. To do so, students were given access to Dr. Merritt’s labelled versions of all of the cell diagrams. Dr. Merritt also asked students to go back and check their banana, cheek, and Elodea cell diagrams against his examples for both accuracy and (proper) formatting.

Homework: Finish creating your three “protist” diagrams–paramecium, amoeba, and euglena. You will see that Dr. M has now added labels to each of the three protist diagrams. Students are expected to add these labels too.

Friday, November 23rd – No classes (Thanksgiving Break)

Today in science: —

Homework: —

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