*If you were to ask someone “What is life?” it would likely be a very difficult question to answer period it seems like a simple idea when you first think of it but once you get into the details you realize that there must be a lot to consider there. What characteristics define a life? today we’re going to brainstorm a little bit about this and see if we can come up with some rules to live by as to what defines what life is. Use the chart below to record your findings.
We will brainstorm what is life in small groups and then come together to discuss what criteria must be met for a thing to be considered “living”. Then we will watch a video on paramecium and see if they make the cut.
Then fill out your forms, make up your own definition of life.
Today we reviewed the labelling handout rom class and discussed/reviewed the pulmonary pathway of blood through our systems. Students are to complete an exit slip that details the pathway of blood through our pulmonary systems. To do it well they are to use all the terms shown in their labelled diagram as well as the additional words here:
Today we are going into the human heart. You are to watch the videos below in order to see the inside workings of the human heart and circulatory system.
Warning: read these instructions carefully to view the videos correctly.
To do this you will need to use either the VR headsets in class or just the youtube app on a smart device.
Note: do not watch the videos in these direct links if using a smart device or you will not get the 360 effect. Also, when using a smart device you will need to touch the cardboard icon to make it stereoscopic in your viewer (if using vr headset). Since you are searching on the youtube app please search fro the appropriate title indicated for each video.
If you are not using a cardboard or vr headset you can also just use the youtube app on your smart device or a netbook/laptop and use your mouse to look around inside the video.
Start with the video below to see how the inside of a blood vessel looks with the red blood cells floating within the plasma. Search for “celluvr”
Next. watch the video below. Search for “human circulatory system” by getschoolednow. If you want to watch this video in vr then just hit the settings icon and select the cardboard icon
Once you have watched the heart video check out this vr representation that puts you fight into the right ventrical of the heart.
And finally, just for fun, here is the cartoony representation of the human heart.
Soon, we are having a quiz on the parts of the heart. Students are to know all the parts of the heart and are to also know the parts where the blood enters from the body, leaves to the lungs, enters from the lungs, and exits to the body.
Today we are going to introduce ourselves to cells. To get started we will watch some videos (some in virtual reality), do some online vocabulary exercises, read some material from our Science text book, and also practice labeling some animal and plant cells.
Watch this video here for an introduction on the parts of a cell
Today we are doing our first formal lab. Our question/purpose to answer in this lab it “how many drop of water can I get on the top of a dime?”. To answer this question we will use the formal lab template provided below. Also, here is a video discussing formal lab write-up procedures (just in case you had to miss class).
Today we watched some videos on the Earth’s crust that explain how convection moves the tectonic plates in Tectonic Theory. Check out the links below. Then go to the Quizlet link to study the vocabulary related to the lesson. Also, there is a link to the handouts from class.
Today we took notes on the 3 types of rocks. Watch the video above to get some notes of your own. If you need some help there are some notes linked below that Mr. Ewert took during class (however, remember that taking your own notes is by far the best practice so don’t just print these).