Monday, December 15, 2014


Cell Processes  
Our unit has been packed full of class activities.  We completed several investigations, including:

  •  the Egg-speriment, 
  • the Salt Water on a Fresh Water Plant, Elodea anacharis
  • Photosynthesis and Respiration Modelling, and 
  • Mitosis Simulation: Discovering Cell Division.  

Hopefully, you have all your lab sheets completed and conclusions well-written.  Make sure you use the study guide to help you prepare for your Cell Unit Test. 

Please check the daily folders in class for any missing lab sheets and note taking guides.  Also, use the homework calendar to help you organize your assignments.

No late work will be accepted after January 7, 2015.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cell Processes Unit Begins

We are setting up a new title page in our IANotebook on p.105.  Please include:

  • the title, Cell Processes
  • 3 colors, and
  • 2 pictures

In the new table of contents on p.106, please include:

  • the Osmosis and Diffusion Lab on p.107
  • the Egg-speriment With A Cell Project Rules and Hints on p.108
  • the Data Table on p.109
  • the Graphs on p.110 
  • and Conclusion (leave a blank page) on p.111

We used four white, large, chicken eggs to start and then observed them after a week in vinegar.
You'll need to record both qualitative and quatitative observations in your data table for your class period.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cell Project Reflection

Due Today: Cell Lab Report and Cell Project Reflection

Examine the rubric and use it to complete your written reflection.  

Reflection- Use complete sentences to answer the questions, please.
1. Did you make a plant cell or animal cell?  Describe how you chose your cell type.
2. Where did you get the research information for writing your step booklet about the organelles?
3. How often did you look at the directions/project checklist while doing your project?
4. Read the Cell Model Grading Rubric to score yourself in the following areas:
appearance= ________  creativity= ________ and craftsmanship = ________
5. Estimate the amount of time and effort you put into the book  and the model.

Please put your written reflection underneath your model on the counter.  We are returning papers, getting our notebooks organized, and self-evaluating our notebooks before they are due on Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cell Lab Investigations

If you passed your microscope safety quiz, then you have been looking at a lot of different cells in lab. for a few weeks, not including vacation.  Hopefully, you did a great job with your microscope drawings! 

You should have colorful, detailed, and labelled diagrams of the cells you observed. 

Check your work!  Did you draw, label, and observe the following structures?

  • Red Onion Cells - a cell, cell wall, cytoplasm. cell membrane
  • White Onion Cells with stain- a cell, cell wall, cell membrane, cytoplasm, and nucleus
  • Cheek Cells- a cell, cell membrane, cytoplasm, and nucleus
  • Elodea Cells- a cell, cell wall, cell membrane, cytoplasm, chloroplasts

If not, use these images on high power to help you...
Red Onion high power  and Elodea anacharis

Cheek Cell

Elodea anacharis