For the past week, 7th grade students have been learning how to distinguish living things from non-living things by identifying the 6 Characteristics of Life. (Cellular Organization, the Chemicals of Life, Energy Use, Response to Surroundings, Growth and Development, and Reproduction). This week we will continue to learning about where living things come from (discussing spontaneous generation - Redi Experiment) and what living things need to survive.
Students should review pages 5-13 to help prepare for the Quiz on Thursday.
The 7th Graders are in the process of finishing their Fortune Teller Fish investigation presentations. Each group received peer feedback about their project and are expected to make revisions to their lab reports to reflect these comments. The final lab report will be due this Friday and submission will be made through Schoology. Students will receive their access codes for Schoology in class on Friday.
Write up a draft of your Investigation.
Each group will need to Include:
The “Big Question” (Why is the Fortune Teller Fish moving?)
Background information (your observations from the classroom expirience prior to your investigation)
Data Analysis (Not just raw data, show pictures, graphs, an charts)
Conclusion (Include any future investigations and lessons learned during your investigation)
Why did the Fortune Teller Fish move?
The fish moves because....
Draw a Scientist
Students need to complete their Scientist drawings - they must be colored.
The following questions may be answered on the back of the drawing or on a separate piece of paper:
- On the back of the paper, please explain what you created.
- How have your thoughts of scientists been influenced throughout your life (ie. movies, school, books, etc)?
- How is this represented in your drawing?
- Do you consider yourself a “Science Person”? Why or why not.
This is due 9/4/2014.