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Unit 1 Cells and Heredity
Chapter 1 Introduction to Life Science
Section 1 What is Science?


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Teacher Resources         Student Extra Credit

 

Day 2
Pencil.gif (434 bytes)  Prentice Hall Textbook Scavenger Hunt
Day 6
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Name the Scientist
 
Day 3 What is Science?
filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) The Nature of Science
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Draw a Scientist
Day 7
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) What Would an Archaeologist Study?
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Branches of Science: Super Scientists
Day 8
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) 
Super Scientist Bingo Card
Day 4
readme.gif (1442 bytes) Prentice Hall 6-13
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)   RSG 1-1 What is Science?
Day 9
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) 
Super Scientist Bingo
Day 5
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Organizing Data into a Table
Day 10
braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes    Super Scientist Quiz
star.gif (2279 bytes) Super Scientist Word Search


Day 1 & 2
Topic First & Second Day of school.
Objectives
State Goals
11.A.1b
Develop questions on scientific topics.
Class work-Homework
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Already A Test

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Hand out Textbooks

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Classroom Rules

1. Follow Directions Quickly
2. Raise your hand to talk
3. Raise your hand to leave your seat
4. Make smart choices
5. Keep your dear teacher happy.

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) 6th Grade Life Science Requirements

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) 3-Ring Notebook Information and Requirements

Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Prentice Hall Textbook Scavenger Hunt
TEC
Resources
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Science Starters #1-20
computer Science Starters from the Science Spot
Pencil.gif (434 bytes)Science Starter Answer Sheet
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Science Starter Bookmark Answer Sheet
Pencil
Science Starter Weekly Sheet

 

 

Day 3
Topic What is Science?
Objectives/ I can....
Draw a scientist
Read and discuss a report on a scientist.
Discuss the nature of science.
State Goals
11.A.1b
Develop questions on scientific topics.
Class work-Homework
filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) The Nature of Science

crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Draw a Scientist       crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) I am a Scientist
Scan Draw-a Scientist drawings when collected. Use for day 6.
TEC
Resources
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Bird Sleuth: Investigating Evidence Resources

Note02.gif (247 bytes)   Scientist Stories

 

 

Day 4
Topic 1-1 What is Science?
Objectives: I can....
Identify skills scientists use to learn about the world
State Goals
13.B.3c Describe how occupations use scientific and technological knowledge and skills.
Class work-Homework
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On the Board
Science: way of learning about the natural world
Observation: using one or more of your senses to gather information
Quantitative:  deals with numbers
Qualitative: deals with descriptions that numbers can't express
Inference: making a judgment based on evidence

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Scan Prentice Hall pages 6-13

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) How to Scan
        Read blue Title of section.
        Read Red topics
        Read 1st sentence of each paragraph.
        Read all Heavy Black Print in each paragraph

          Read captions of pictures

 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Reading Study Guide 1-1 What is Science?

TEC
A Tale Told By Tracks Science Explorer page 54
Resources
Computer.bmp (3254 bytes)   Chimpanzee Expressions
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Jane Goodall

 

Day 5
Topic  Science Skills
Objectives: I can....
Identify science skills.
Organize a table of information.
State Goals
11.A.2b
Collect data for investigations using scientific process skills including observing, estimating and measuring.
11.A.2c
Construct charts and visualizations to display data.
12.B.3b Compare and assess features of organisms for their adaptive, competitive, and survival potential (e.g., appendages, reproductive rates, camouflage, defensive structures.
Class work-Homework
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On the Board

Science Skills

Science Skill What it means.  How used in daily life   
Observing Use your senses  
Inferring Explain or interpret what you observe  
Predicting Making a forecast of what will happen  
Classifying Group things based upon how they are alike  
Making Models Creating representations of complex objects  
Compare and Contrast How are they alike and/or different  
Simulating A model that shows how things work  
Measuring Compare a unknown value to a known value  
Analyzing Study information carefully.  
Communicating Sharing information.  

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Organizing Data into a Table

TEC
Resources

 

Day 6
Topic Draw-a-Scientist
Objectives/ I can....
Draw a scientist
List branches of life science.
Identify and describe what is studied in some of the branches of Life Science.
State Goals
11.A.1b
Develop questions on scientific topics.
Class work-Homework
Use crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Draw a Scientist drawings to introduce "ology" words.

Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) On the Board
Ology Words from drawings
Use
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Phrontistery to find ologies

*** ology word is not in next assignment Super Scientists
   
used in student project Draw a Scientist

***Aeronautics- study of navigation in space
Archaeology- study of the remains of human life
Astronomer- study of space and the objects in it
Biology- study of living things
Botany- study of plant life
Chemistry- study of elements, atoms, and molecules
***Cryobiology- study of life under cold conditions
***Cryptozoology- study of mythical creatures (student drew a unicorn)
***Cynology- study of dogs
***Denrology- study of trees
***Emitology- study of vomit
Entomologist- study of insects
***Epidemiology- study of diseases
Geology- study of rocks and minerals
Herpetology- reptiles and amphibians
***Hippology- study of horses
***Hopology-study of weapons
Hydrologist: study of water and the water cycle
Ichthyologist- study of fish
Lepidopterist- study of butterflies and moths
***Lithology- study of rocks
Mammalogist- study of mammals
Marine Biology-study of life in the ocean
Mineralogy- study of minerals
Meteorologist- study of the atmosphere and weather
Oceanographer- study of the ocean
***Ophiology-study of snakes
Ornithology-study birds
Paleontologist- study of dinosaurs and fossils
Physicist- study of motion, forces, and energy (movement, sports)
***Toxophily- study of archery
Virologist- study of viruses
Volcanologist- study of volcanoes
Zoologist- study of animals

 

Hand back  crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Draw a Scientist drawings
Have kids write the name of the study on their drawing.
Most drawings may have more than one study

Example: study of mammals
Biology-living things
Zoology- animals
Mammalogy- mammals

TEC
Resources

 

Day 7
Topic  Working in Life Science
Objectives: I can....
List branches of life science.
Identify and describe what is studied in some of the branches of Life Science.
Describe specialization.
State Goals
13.B.1d
Identify and describe ways that science and technology affect people's everyday lives.
Class work-Homework
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On the Board
Life Science:
study of living things"
Specialization: studying or working in only one part of a subject
Specialist:  a person who studies or works in only one field

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On the Board
Use only studies from Branches of Science: Super Scientists
I left these on board and erased any with stars.

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) What Would an Archaeologist Study?
Focuses on Archaeologist. paleontologist and Geologist.
Use as an introduction or as extra credit.

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Archaeology- study of the remains of human life
Astronomer- study of space and the objects in it
Biology- study of living things
Botany- study of plant life
Chemistry- study of elements, atoms, and molecules
Entomologist- study of insects
Geology- study of rocks and minerals
Herpetology- reptiles and amphibians
Hydrologist: study of water and the water cycle
Ichthyologist- study of fish
Lepidopterist- study of butterflies and moths
Mammalogist- study of mammals
Marine Biology-study of life in the ocean
Mineralogy- study of minerals
Meteorologist- study of the weather
Oceanographer- study of the ocean
Ornithology-study birds
Paleontologist- study of dinosaurs and fossils
Physicist- study of motion, forces, and energy (movement, sports)
Virologist- study of viruses
Volcanologist- study of volcanoes
Zoologist- study of animals

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Branches of Science: Super Scientists 
Use the code and discover what topic different areas of science study.
Use the board  to find some of the answers.

star.gif (2279 bytes) Paleontologists

star.gif (2279 bytes) Super Scientist Word Search 

TEC
Resources
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Phrontistery 633 ologies
 
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes List of Ologies    Alphabetical list of science "study of" words
star.gif - 2279 Bytes Create Your Own Ology
star.gif (2279 bytes) Do It Your Self Ologies  Invent a new science and make up laws and principles.
star.gif (2279 bytes) Super Scientist Fact Sheet
star.gif (2279 bytes) Science Words

 

Day 8
Topic Scientist "ology" Words
Objectives: I can....
Match the definition of different "ology" words to the scientist.
State Goals
13.B.1d
Identify and describe ways that science and technology affect people's everyday lives.
Class work-Homework
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes)
Go over answers to Branches of Science: Super Scientists

Note02.gif (247 bytes) Super Scientist Study Tips

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)
Make a  Super Scientist Bingo Card
Kids can make up to 3 cards.
TEC
Resources
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Ology Overview

 

Day 9
Topic  ology words
Objectives: I can....
Match the definition of different "ology" words to the scientist.
State Goals
13.B.1d
Identify and describe ways that science and technology affect people's everyday lives.
Class work-Homework
camera.GIF (174 bytes)  Entomology Cartoon    
camera.GIF (174 bytes)  Parisitology Lab Cartoon    
camera.GIF (174 bytes)  Oceanography Cartoon

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) 
Super Scientist Bingo

 braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes  Super Scientist Quiz is tomorrow
TEC
Resources

 

Day 10
Topic  ology words
Objectives: I can....
Identify scientists to their field of study.
State Goals
13.B.1d
Identify and describe ways that science and technology affect people's everyday lives.
Class work-Homework
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Explain Extra Credit  Super Scientist Word Search 

braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes  Super Scientist Quiz

braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes Super Scientist Adaptive Quiz: New 2007 version
Hand in when finished.
Have kids choose 20 out of 30
TEC
braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes  Super Scientist Quiz  TEC classes will do all 30
star.gif (2279 bytes)   Science Puzzle A - Z
Resources
braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes Super Scientist Adaptive Quiz  2006 version

 

Teacher Resources

  Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Assignments    crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Art Activity    Magnify0b.gif - 341 BytesLab      BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Lesson Plan      braininjar.gif (1615 bytes)_Tests   IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Maps    Note02.gif (247 bytes) Resources     Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Web Sites     SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Field Trips   
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer     bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Book    Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Games    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit     filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes)PPT/ Video

CHIMPANZEE
Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Be a Chimpanzee  Have you ever wondered what chimpanzees do after they wake up in the morning? How they get food? How they make friends? Step into Gombe, become a chimpanzee, and choose your path through the day.
Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Meet the Chimps
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Chimpanzee Expressions
FISSION
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes)  Binary Fission in a Protist    These images, captured from video using a Snappy video grabber, illustrate the final stages of protozoan asexual reproduction (a process known as "binary fission"). The organism undergoing division, a small ciliate, gets a helping hand from one of its "cohorts" during the final stage, separation of the two daughter cells.
GOODALL, JANE
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Biography
 GRAPHS
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Graph Paper
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Line Graph Rubric    This analytic rubric is used to verify specific tasks performed when constructing a line graph. If the task has been completed, all points are awarded. No points are awarded if the task is not complete.
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes)  Making a Line Graph    Graphs are a useful tool in science. The visual characteristics of a graph make trends in data easy to see. One of the most valuable uses for graphs is to "predict" data that is not measured on the graph.
 OLOGIES
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Branches of Science: Super Scientists  Use the code and discover what topic different areas of science study.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes List of Ologies    Alphabetical list of science "study of" words
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes)  Ology   From the American Museum of Natural History. Neat site!
 braininjar.gif (1615 bytes)  OnLine Quiz of Ologies    On my first try I got 9 out of 10 correct.  90%!!  Can you beat me?
TOOLS
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Life Science Tools
WORD SEARCH
 Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Science Puzzle A - Z
 Pencil.gif (434 bytes)  Science A=Z Challenge found at: The Science Spot Puzzle Page and click on the Challenge Puzzle.
 Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Super Scientist Word Search

 

Student Extra Credit

  star.gif - 2279 Bytes Extra Credit star.gif - 2279 Bytes

 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Create Your Own Ology
 star.gif (2279 bytes) Do It Your Self Ologies  Invent a new science and make up laws and principles.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Pricey Pizza Compare the size and price of your favorite pizzas.
 star.gif (2279 bytes) Science Words
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Super Scientist Fact Sheet  Research a scientist. What do they do?  How much do they make?  What tools do they use?  What education do they have?  Use this Career Site to find information.
 star.gif (2279 bytes) Timeline of Major Discoveries in Biology      The timeline briefly describes some scientific discoveries in the area of life science. Your SciQuest assignment has three parts:  1. Explain One: Take one of the events from this list, find out more about it, and write a paragraph giving some details of the discovery. I'd like to try and take the events in order.  2. Add One: Write one sentence about a biological discovery that has taken place in the past 25 years. The list ends at 1974 and I'd like to add some more recent items to this list.  3. Predict One: Use your imagination to think of a biological discovery that might happen in the near future.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Who Dunnit? Crime Solving    Who took a bite out of the candy?  Sticky fingers have been found on the broken aquarium glass. Wet footprints lead to the open window. What is that powdery substance next to the broken piggy bank? Answering these questions is what forensic science is all about.  Turn in for credit


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