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Mon., Sept. 11, 2017

Draw and label the parts of the microscope in your notebook.

Tues., Sept. 12, 2017

In your notebook: 

1. Draw what the letter e looks like when viewing it through the microscope

2. Viewing the letter e in the microscope, which direction does the e move when you move the slide away from you.

3. Answer the following after viewing the letter e in the microscope:

      a.) Is the image seen through the microscope oriented the same way as the oriented the same way as the object on the stage?

       b.) If you want to move the image to right, which way should you move the slide?

       c.) If you want to move the image up, which way should you move the slide?

Define the term ----field of view


Thurs., Sept. 14, 2017

In your notebook:

Draw the plant and animal cell. Label all the parts—(found in the portaportal- click on cells)

Mon., Sept. 18, 2017

powerpoint lesson- List the 8 characteristics of living things (portaportal- click on 6 characteristics of living things)

Tues., Sept. 19, 2017

In your notebook:

Write the 3 parts of the Cell Theory

Write the name of each scientist that is responsible for his part of the cell theory.

Answer the following questions:

1. How small is a cell?

2. How is a cell measured?​

​3  What did Robert Hooke discover?

Define the following vocabulary terms:

cell, organism, cell membrane, cytoplasm, organelles, prokaryote, eukaryote

Thurs., Sept. 21, 2017

in notebook:

Make a 5 column chart—Label the colums-- organelle, function of, real world likeness, animal and plant

Write the function for each organelle. Place a check mark in animal or/and plant  category where organelle is found

Leave real world likeness category blank.


Mon., Sept. 25, 2017

In notebook:

Draw  the cell membrane detailing the phosolipids

Define: phosolipid, hydrophilic and hydrophobic

Quiz on Fri.,Sept. 29,2017 on 8 characteristics of living things and cell theory. Be sure to know who authored each part.

Tues., Sept. 26, 2017

See students notebook:

Powerpoint notes on cell membrane

Diffusion lab 

Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

Review cell membrane notes for test on Friday.

Thurs., Sept. 28, 2017

Review Cell Theory and Characteristics of Living Things  for test on Friday.

Fri., Sept. 29, 2017

In notebook:Text Pages 51-60 in workbook

Define the terms:   homeostasis, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, mitosis, passive transport, diffusion, osmosis, active transport, endocytosis, exocytosis

Define vocabulary terms: xylem and phloem

Name 2 ways cells exchange materials

Page 58-What is happening in each step. Explain (draw the images for Endocytosis:Exocytosis.)

In your 5 column chart write a “real world” connection for homeostasis

Explain why is homeostasis important for the cell as well as an entire organism

Mon. Oct. 2, 2017

Make graphic organizer for cell theory/characteristic quiz on Thurs. 10/5 (7-2, 7-3, 7-4 only)

Do homework assignment

(7-1) Do work posted for Fri. 9/29

Tues., Oct. 3, 2017

Review for Thurs. quiz (7-2,7-3, 7-4)

(7-1) Complete work not finished on Fri. 9/29 work

Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

In your notebook:

Complete Cell Levels of Organization notes for notebook check on Thursday.

Thurs., Oct. 5 ,2017

In your notebook:

Add Cellular Respiration to your table of contents.

Write notes for cellular respiration.

Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

Textbook work on page 67-76.

Tues., Oct. 10, 2017

Work on 4-square chart for cell city project

Explanation of in class  city/cell and alternative project

Project papers with rubric handed out

Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Determine whether student will work with 1 partner, 2 partners or individually

Plan design and materials needed

Wed., Oct. 12, 2017 – Tues., Oct. 17, 2017

Work on project in class. Not an at home assignment

Fri.,  Oct. 13, 2017 – Homework packet is due

Packet counts as a quiz grade!!!

Mon., Oct. 23, 2017

Remaining ALTERNATIVE projects presented today.

Textbook work: Reference pages 123 – 132

Define vocabulary terms on page 123

Answer question # 2 on page 123

Answer the following questions:

  1. What di Gregor Mendel discover about heredity?
  2. How are traits inherited?
  3. What influences traits?
  4. Write an example of an inherited trait and an aquired trait.

Tues. Oct. 24, 2017

Powerpoint Notes:Copy info from slides 1-4 & 6-8

Powerpoint is located in portaportal – scroll to (7th gr) powerpoints-click on cell bio scroll to – Mendel’s Genetic’s—click on it.

  1. Is a flower a characteristic or a trait. Explain your answer.
  2. Define characteristic (for heredity)
  3. Lookatpage 125. Which pod color is recessive? Explain how you know.
  4. Define heterozygous and homozygous.

See homework for short story writing.


Mon. Nov. 20, 2017

Short Story Due.  ( Dominant/Recessive Character with Superpowers).   Student copied rubric in notebook with the questions that had to be answered in the story.)


Typed and emailed to me or printed out and turned in.  If a computer is not available, student may very neatly hand write the paper and turn in the assignment.

Mon. Nov. 27, 2017----Study for Quiz on Fri. 12/01/17

Construct a mini mitosis booklet.  Write the name and  description of each phase on back of each square sheet. (construction paper cut into 4ths).  On the other side draw the phase. 

Take 2 more sheets the same size and repeat above with cytokinesis and interphase.

Attach the cover sheet with  your name, section and Title.

complete the worksheet for homework.


Happy New Year!

Tues., Jan. 03, 2018

Introduction to DNA

Define vocabulary terms: Nucleotide, Double Helix, Nitrogenous bases

Preparation for Science Fair- need bound composition book and 12 individual divider tabs (Need by next Thurs 01/11.

See Homework page.