Friday, January 6, 2012


During the next couple weeks in life science, students will be learning about different characteristics of cells. They will begin by comparing plant vs. animal cells. Next, students will identify the structures and functions of organelles that make up the cell. Then, students will model how the cell membrane protects the cell. Students will then compare cells of different living species.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Unit C Infectious Diseases

This week students are studying how infectious diseases spread from person to person. First students are analyzing how Typhoid Mary was a carrier and spread Typhoid Fever to many people. Next, students will analyze how the Bubonic Plague spread using a vector. Then students will read about how students were treated with Leprosy. Finally, students will take a quiz comparing vectors and carriers.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Heart Problems

Today in science, students learned about heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure. Students read about each section and taught their peers about the risk factors for each problem. Students ended with writing a reflection about how they can maintain or improve the health of their heart. Tomorrow and Wednesday students will be reviewing each body system and will determine how they work together to complete a certain function. On Thursday and Friday, we will be completing the frog dissection and will compare/contrast the frog to the human.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Circulatory System

During this week in life science students are continuing to work on the circulatory system. Today students learned how our heart works as a pump to push blood in a one way direction with the help of valves. Tomorrow and Friday, students will be learning about the different parts that make up our heart. On Monday, students will be dissecting the heart and identify the function of each part.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Introduction to Circulatory System/ SOS

This week in science class students are starting to learn about the circulatory system. On Monday we went over the major structures and functions of the circulatory system. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students are participating in a 2-day class called "SOS" to make students aware of signs of depression and suicide risk so they know who to talk to for help for anyone. On Thursday, students will be going to the Nature and Science Museum. They will be going through the Health Exhibit to learn about their health and choices they make.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Activity # 18-19 Nervous System Activities

Next week students will be investigating the nervous system. Student will start by looking into the different organs that make up the nervous system. Next we will look at the brain and the different parts that make up the brain. We will dissect the brain on Monday. Then we will continue on by looking at the different parts of the eye. We will dissect the eye on Wednesday. On Thursday, students will have a quiz on the different parts of the brain and eye. On Friday, we will talk about all the steps of science fair.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Activity #17-18: Respiratory System

For this week students will be studying the respiratory system. We will begin by reading about the different organs and functions that make up the respiratory system. Next, students will participate in the gas exchange lab. They will predict if everyone has the same amount of gas that enters and leaves their body. Students later this week will understand how oxygen enters the body and carbon dioxide leaves the body.

Homework due today: digestive system cartoon and 5 science fair questions