Characteristics of Life

What makes something alive?

Thursday 9/8/2016

Learning Target: I can identify the characteristics of life.

Materials: Pencil, assignment notebook, lab notebook, and text book


Bell Ringer:


  1. Name three living things you observed on your way to school today.
  2. DO NOT WRITE THIS.... Go to your Characteristics of Life worksheet that you started yesterday. Quietly share with your neighbor your characteristics of life.

Today

  1. Bell Ringer
  2. Characteristics of Life wkst
  3. Introduction to Characteristics of life --video
  4. Characteristics of Life --notes
  5. Clock Out
Introduction to the Characteristics of life

Characteristics of Life

  1. Made of Cells
  2. Responds to Change
  3. Reproduces
  4. Contains DNA
  5. Uses energy
  6. Grows and Develops

Living vs. Nonliving


Abiotic: non-living parts of the environment that affect organisms and the functioning of ecosystems.

Biotic: Living parts of the environment that affect the functioning of ecosystems.

Organism: Living thing

TERMS QUIZ NEXT WEEK WEDNESDAY :)

Clock Out

  1. What are the six characteristics of life?

Friday 9/9/2016

Learning Target: I can identify and explain the six characteristics of life.

Materials: Pencil, assignment notebook, lab notebook, textbook


Bell Ringer:



  1. What are the six characteristics of life? DON'T LOOK BACK!!!
  2. Grab a Popsicle stick by Squirt's tank. Write your first and last name on it and decorate it.

Today

  1. Bell Ringer
  2. Life in the Spotlight
  3. Finish COL notes
  4. Model COL
  5. Discussion on Canvas: Survey Due Monday
  6. Clock Out

Clock Out

  1. Which Characteristic(s) of Life is still difficult to understand and why?

Monday 9/12/2016

Learning Target: I can identify and explain the six characteristics of life.

Materials: Pencil, assignment notebook, lab notebook, textbook


Reminder: TERMS QUIZ WEDNESDAY!!


Bell Ringer:


  1. What do you call the passing of traits from parents to offspring?
  2. What molecule contains all of your genetic information?

Today

  1. Bell Ringer
  2. Pass back Quiz
  3. Modeling COL
  4. Origin of Life (Period 1)
  5. Clock Out

Modeling COL

Purpose: I can visualize the six characteristics of life.


Periods 2-7


  1. Create a model for the last 5 COL.
  2. Work in teams of three.
  3. When everyone is finish, share and give feedback.


Afterwards


  1. You will receive a color card.
  2. Find another person with the same color card.
  3. Sit down, and for 30 seconds, silently observe their models.
  4. Give one compliment, suggestion, and ask a question. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS!

Clock Out

  1. What is the basic unit of life?
  2. What surrounds the outside of all cells?

Tuesday 9/13/2016

Learning Target: I can identify and explain the six characteristics of life.

Materials: Pencil, assignment notebook, lab notebook, textbook


Reminder: TERMS QUIZ TOMORROW!!


Bell Ringer:


  1. What is the difference between asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction?

Today

  1. Bell Ringer
  2. White Board Cram
  3. Term-inator
  4. NO CLOCK OUT

White Board Cram

Review terms using white boards and cram.com

Term-inator

Rules and Player Roles

  1. The Gate keeper: Six people will be in charge of each COL. Their job is to confirm or deny a word and definition brought to them by the Word warriors and Definition Destroyers.
  2. The remaining class will be divided in half to form the Word Warriors and the Definition Destroyers. Their job is to work with their team to find the matching word and definition.
  3. Now, it is not all that easy, the Vocab Varmint has taken over the words and definitions. The Varmint will only allow two people (one per team) to come up at a time to take ONE CARD!!! Another person has to then go back to try and find the definition or word to match.
  4. The goal is to be the team with highest amount of correct terms, good luck.

Thursday 9/15/2016

Learning Target: I can identify and explain the six characteristics of life.

Materials: Pencil, assignment notebook, lab notebook, textbook


Bell Ringer:

  1. What are the three things every entry in your lab notebook needs?

Today

  1. Bell Ringer
  2. Tape in COL lab pages
  3. Complete Background
  4. Read through Procedure
  5. Record Data for COL lab
  6. No Clock Out

Friday 9/16/2016

Learning Target: I can create a conclusion based on the data I collected.

Materials: Pencil, assignment notebook, lab notebook, textbook


Bell Ringer:

  1. What do you need to include in your conclusion?

Today

  1. Bell Ringer
  2. Life in the Spot Light
  3. Conclusions
  4. Clock Out

Conclusions

  1. Start your conclusion by re-stating the purpose of the lab and how you collected data.
  2. Then, explain which Characteristic of Life is being represented for each model. Remember, you must back up your inferences with observations and background knowledge.
  3. After you explain the results of you experiment, reflect on your lab techniques.

Clock Out

  1. What do you know about designing your own experiment?
  2. HEADS UP: Please bring colored pencils on Monday!

Sources don't always agree...

Origin of Life - How Life Started on Earth
The Best Documentary Ever!! - The Story Of Earth And Life