Science fair students – the plan is to still meet at Mark Twain at 7:50 AM Friday morning. The schedule for the day that was on your permission form is written again below:
7:50 – 8:00 AM Meet at Mark Twain, depart by 8:00 AM
9:15 – 9:30 Arrive at PSU, orientation
10:00 – 12:30 Stay in gym for judging. Bring a book or something to do! Water bottles are the only food/beverage permitted.
12:30 – 3:30 OMSI – lunch; Brown bag lunch or order Subway Sandwiches
3:30 – 4:15 View other middle school exhibits
4:15 – 5:15 Award Ceremony
5:15 – 6:30 Cleanup, put boards on bus, eat dinner at local restaurant
If you have items that you want sent up to the fair Thursday evening, please e-mail Mr. Jamsa at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. I will be going to Mark Twain this afternoon to collect itesm and I can collect your special items at that time.
Research for the Spring Project is due the Monday after Spring Break. This is a change due to the snow day we are having on 3/22.
Wednesday, March 21st
Objective: With my team, we will write a hypothesis and procedure for the human body inquiry.
What we did in class today:Exactly what the objective says.
If you missed class today: Read the instructions for Tuesday, March 20th, below.
Tuesday, March 20th
Objective: With my team, I will frame the human body inquiry.
What we did in class today: We chose independent and dependent variables for a human body inquriy centering on the circulatory, respiratory, or nervous system. We then watched a movie to begin the research process.
If you missed class today: You will have to join a team when you return to class. If you are out for an extended period of time, do some research on one of the body systems written above. Write a paper answering the three system questions for the system you chose. 1) What are the parts of the system? 2) How does the system work as a whole? 3) How is the system part of other systems. Turn it in the next time I see you.
Monday, March 19th
Objective: I will create a graphic organizer demonstrating the relationship between cells and organ systems.
What we did in class today: We introduced the concept of cells and more complex structures with a graphic organizer.
If you missed class today: Copy the following defintions in your science notebook. Then take a sheet of graph paper and follow the directions on the form you can download below. It really is not difficult, so if you are having trouble, waiti until you return to class and look at the example of a classmate.
Cell– basic unit of life; all living things made of cells; many types
Tissue– made of cells; similar in structure and perform the same function. EX Blood, skin, muscles
Organ– made of tissues; work together to perform a complex function. Ex. heart, lungs, liver
Organ system– made of organs; work together to perform a major function. Ex. nervous, skeletal, circulatory, muscular, digestive
Organism– made of organ systems; Ex. human, cat, oak tree
Ecosystem– made of organisms; Ex. desert, ocean, temperate rain forest