Week of April 23:
1. Study Animal Kingdom vocabulary
2. Complete LAST page of Animal Kingdom packet (8 questions); you will need to use the new vocabulary words
Week of April 16:
Biome Poem due on April 20th (check out the Biomes section below for more information on assignment

Week of April 9:
Quick Quest on Friday covering Environmental Laws and Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Week of April 2:

Week of March 26
-Due Thursday: Complete "Which role does each play?" by identifying which organism is an herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, scavenger or decomposer

Week of March 19 - Ecology: study vocabulary, review Ecology packet information each evening
DISEASE PROJECT - info at the bottom of this page
Fri., Mar. 2: Your Team Plant Theme poster is DUE by the end of the class period
Tues. March 6: Plant Kingdom Poster Party & Scavenger Hunt

Tues., Feb. 28: Quick Quest on Symbiosis
Due Wednesday, Feb. 29 - Complete the article analysis after reading the National Geographic article about symbiosis.

Week of Feb. 21: Interactions and Relationships among organisms
For Thursday complete the Symbiosis page (both sides) identify the scenarios as comensalism? parasitism? mutualism?
For Friday Complete "Exploring Relationships Among Living Things" (page 2 of Interactions packet)

For Tues., 2/21 - complete and turn in the Kingdom Fungus microviewer activity (pink worksheet)
On Thur., 2/16
-Quest (open notes!) covering both Kingdom Fungus and Kingdom Protist

For Tues., 2/14:
  • Complete: What is the best temperature? worksheet in your Fungus packet
  • Quest on Thursday covering BOTH Protist & Fungus
  • Study Fungi phyla and structure for spores

Due Thurs., Feb. 9th: puzzle found in the Kingdom Fungus Packet
continue to study and review vocabulary and notes from BOTH Fungus and Protist
know the three (3) Fungus phyla, structures and examples
Quest covering both Protist and Fungus is scheduled for February 14th.
On Monday, Feb. 6 we will be meeting one-to-one to discuss your Kingdom Protist work.
All the Kingdom Protist packet work must be completed, and you should be ready to discuss it with me.
(1) RACE (open-ended essay)
(2) Interpreting Diagrams (arm & mosquito)
(2) Math & Life Science (questions & graph)
(4) Protist Internet Lab (last page of the packet
Protist Conferences on Monday!

Week of Jan. 23:
Wed - "How small is too small?"
Thur - Study Guide for Quest
Fri - Quest on Kingdom Monera and Virus

Study "Cell Theory" statements
Define the following terms:
(1) chloroplast
(2) mitochondria
(3) chromosome
(4) lysosome
(5) cytoplasm
  • Quest on Wednesday, Nov. 2 Characteristics of Living Things review packet available below in the Characteristics of Living Things section.
- Complete 1-3 Needs of Living Things
- Complete Body Chemistry packet
- Study vocabulary on handout 2-2
- Did you make some flash cards?
  • 10/24/11: To help you study, create flash cards for the 13 vocabulary word on the pink #2-2 worksheet
  • Nature Center article DUE Friday, 10/21
  • Complete pink vocabulary sheet (#2-2) using the word bank available at the bottom of the page
  • Complete Ch. 2 sheet "Characteristics of Living Things" for Tues., Oct. 18th
  • Microscope Quest on Friday, October 14th
  • Microscope Online Activity due Friday, October 14th
  • Due Wed., Oct 5: Microscope: Finding Magnification worksheet
  • Due Tues., Oct. 4:
Read "Focusing the Microscope" lab
Make an Observation sheet with 4 field of views
Review your microscope notes
  • Friday, Sept. 30 - Unit Quest on the Scientific Method, Safety and Science Tools
Check out this guide which lists the key concepts that you should be reviewing:
  • Due Thur., 9/22
    • Berberi Interesting Case worksheet
  • Due Tues., 9/20: Bikini Bottom Experiments (Flower Power, Super Snails, and Bubble Time)
  • Scientific Method Quick Quest on Friday, Sept. 16.
  • Due Tuesday, 9/13 - Complete The Case of the Sleeping Frog and TheWorld of Life Science.
  • Quest Mon, 9/12 - vocabulary, science tools, and science skills; use your notes, homework and handout to prepare and study

Characteristics of Living Things: Living? Nonliving?

Here's a list of some the words you need to know:
How much do you know about the Chemistry of Life?! Can you answer these questions:

Science Skills

Review and practice the your skills -Observing, Inferring, Predicting, Classifying, Collaborating

All year long we will practice the Scientific method (a series of steps that can serve as a guide to solving problems or asking questions)

Scientific Method

Characteristics of Living Things (Chemistry of Life)

Take this review quiz on LIVING vs. NONLIVING-->
Use this guide to help you organize your information for Wednesday's Unit Quest --->

The Cell, Organelles, and other Cell Parts

Check out this website to learn more about the CELL MEMBRANE:
Explore 4 different CELL ACTIVITIES at ...-->
Take the VIRTUAL CELL TOUR at ... -->



Use this website to complete your Genetics Information Search -- Tour The Basics:



Classification & the Kingdoms of Living Things:
Are you missing some of the notes from class? Maybe this powerpoint will help:

Be sure that you have this chart as part of your study material:

Check out these cool websites for more information on classification and the kingdoms:

Kingdom Plantae

Fri., Mar. 2: Your Team Plant Theme poster is DUE by the end of the class period
Tues. March 6: Plant Kingdom Poster Party & Scavenger Hunt

Below are the website links that you can use for your research:
13. Plant glossary & dictionary --->

The Disease Project:

Visit the CVMS library Moodle site to find the websites that you can use for your research --->

ECOLOGY...Environment, ecosystems, interactions & relationships

Invasive Species and Point/Non-Point Source Pollution (week of --------)

BIOMES (Week of -----------------)
We've discussing various water biomes -- Wetlands, Marine Biome, and Freshwater Biome.
Be ready to discuss the general concept of a 'biome', and have your purple paper on Wetlands completed with the metaphors identified and the open-ended question answered on the back side: If wetlands were eliminated...[complete the phrase]
ADAPTATIONS - Bird beaks use this website -->

Environment Laws and Scenarios

(1) Environment Laws website --> Click HERE for the Laws website
(2) Comic Strip Website --> Click HERE for the Comic Strip website

Comic strip is due at the end of class today (Tuesday, April 11).
If you do not finish it in class, you will have to start over and create your comic strip at home, print and hand in on Wednesday.


Biome Poem Due Friday, April 20

Using the information that you gather about your assigned biome, you will create a 12-line biome. The biome poem will include the following:

  • Total of 12 lines
  • Four (4) stanzas that are 3 lines each
  • The overall theme will be personification
    • Your poem’s subject will be a plant or animal from your assigned biome
  • Four (4) examples of alliteration
    • Minimum of one (1) alliteration per stanza
  • Imagery – at least 3 of the 5 senses will be expressed in the poem
  • Poem needs to be typed
  • A colorful border should surround the poem
  • No spelling errors