Science Times

By: Mr. Kottkey (Issue #14)

Cells Test 11/18

Last week in science, we continued the cell unit. The students learned about the Cell Theory, cell parts, and the difference between plant and animal cells. On Friday the kids started a flip book that covers everything we have learned in this unit. It is my understanding that there are a lot of other projects and assignments in other classes. Therefore, I'm going to go ahead and make the Cell Flip Book due on Tuesday at the end of class. This means if the students can use their class time Monday and Tuesday to finish it. The last assignment for this unit is The Cell Comparison assignment. Again, this will be an in class activity on Wednesday and Thursday. The cell flip book and the comparison assignments should help the kids be prepared for the Cell Test on Friday!

If the kids use their class time wisely this week, there should not be much homework. It wouldn't hurt to do a little studying for the TEST on Friday. There is a study guide on my website.


Reminder: the planner, text book pages, instructional videos, handouts, and copies of the notes can also be found on my website.


The Cell unit is a difficult unit for some students because of the vocabulary terms and some of the concepts presented throughout the unit. My suggestion is for the kids to study for 10 to 15 minutes every night. If they come home saying they don't have homework, they can always do a little studying for Science. The terms and concepts for this week can be found at the bottom of this page. And for the folks that need some study tips, I've created a list of some possible activities to help them learn the material below...


Cell Test December 18th!!




How to study:

1. Teach someone else the concepts

2. Go through the textbook paragraph by paragraph with sticky notes

3. Look at the questions in the text book (at the end of each section and chapter)

4. Repetition of your Cornell notes

5. Re-watch the instructional videos

6. Explore more videos that pertain to the concepts

7. Make a practice test for study-buddy

8. Flash Cards

9. Create Mnemonic devices

10. Ask questions!

Student of the Week............ Isabel H.

Isable has consistently been a great science student with her grade and behavior. She comes to class each day with a positive attitude and she is eager to dive into the material we are learning. However, the reason she stood out this week was that she is now actively looking beyond what is expected and noticing what needs to be done...and then taking the INITIATIVE to get it done without being asked! I started to notice this when she began to putting down all the chairs in the morning. Thanks, Isabel, for working hard and setting a great example for others!

Week at a Glance 12/14 - 12/18 (Subject to change and probably will...Check website for changes)

Monday

IN CLASS:

Planner/warm-up

Turn in INBs...........................................................................................INB Page 46-49

Cont. cell Cover Page............................................................................INB Page 42-43

Continue Cell Flip Book.........................................................................INB Page 50-51

Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

  • Missing/make-up work is always Homework!!
  • Cell Flip Book due at the end of class Tuesday.
  • INBs Due at the end of class Thursday!
  • Study! Study! Study! Cell Test December 18!!

Tuesday

IN CLASS:

Planner/warm-up

Finish Cell Flip Book.........................................................................INB Page 50-51

Watch/Brainstorm Cell Comparison..............................................INB Page 52-53

Start cell Comparison drawing.......................................................INB Page 52-53

Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

  • INBs Due Friday........................................................................INB Page 50-53
  • Study! Study! Study! Cell Test December 18!!

Wednesday

IN CLASS:

Planner/warm-up

Cont. cell Cover Page........................................................................INB Page 42-43

Cont. cell Comparison drawing.......................................................INB Page 52-53

Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

  • INBs Due Friday........................................................................INB Page 50-53
  • Study! Study! Study! Cell Test December 18!!

Thursday

IN CLASS:

Planner/warm-up

Cont. cell Cover Page........................................................................INB Page 42-43

Cont. cell Comparison drawing.......................................................INB Page 52-53

Exit Ticket

Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

Finish cell Comparison drawing.......................................................INB Page 52-53

Friday

IN CLASS:

CELL TEST!!


HW/Reminders:

  • Missing work is always homework!

Quiz Your KID!!

  • Go through the INB and talk about the work they have completed INB pages 104-123. Have your child teach you the definitions and give examples:
  • Characteristics of life
  • Prokaryotic cells
  • Eukaryotic cells
  • cell theory
  • Cell Parts: Cell membrane, Chloroplast, Chromatin/DNA, Cytoplasm, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi Bodies, Lysosomes, Mitochondria, Nucleolus, Nucleus, Ribosomes, Vacuoles
  • The difference between Plant and Animal cells