(12) Organisms and environments. The student knows all organisms are classified into Domains and Kingdoms. Organisms within these taxonomic groups share similar characteristics which allow them to interact with the living and nonliving parts of their ecosystem. The student is expected to:
(A) understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells;
(B) recognize that the presence of a nucleus determines whether a cell is prokaryotic or eukaryotic;
(C) recognize that the broadest taxonomic classification of living organisms is divided into currently recognized Domains;
February 14-15, 2012
Discuss the parts and care of microscopes. Demonstrate and practice the use of microscopes to view plant and animal cells.
February 16-17, 2012
List the parts of plant and animal cells and their functions. Lab activity using a microscope to illustrate and identify parts of an animal cell.
February 21-22, 2012
Continue listing the parts of plant and animal cells and their functions. Discuss cellular organization in organisms including the 3 domains. Lab activity using a microscope to illustrate and identify parts of a plant cell.
February 23-24, 2012
Lab activities making microscope slides of cheek cells and identifying the parts and illustrating the parts of cells found in pond water.
February 27-28, 2012
Identify the external structures of an earthworm. Discuss the function of each structure and the system to which it belongs. Use dissection tools to cut the earthworm for viewing internal structures.
February 29-March 1, 2012
Use dissection tools to pin the earthworm for viewing internal structures. Identify the internal structures of an earthworm. Discuss the function of each structure and the system to which it belongs.
March 2 & 5, 2012
Complete Study Sheets. These are review questions over Chapter 13 cell structure. Students are to use their class notes and textbook to complete the review; due March 6 & 7 if not completed in class.
March 6 & 7, 2012
Review for test over Chapter 13 on cells. Correct Study Sheets and make packet of science papers. Assignment: Study for test (review study packet); get packet signed for 3 extra credit points on test grade.
March 8 & 9, 2012
Test over Chapter 13: cells, cell parts and functions, cellular organization