Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Plankton Pull

If you ever wondered why it's important to learn about protists, consider that they live in the water everywhere around us.  Let's look at what lives in the water in the harbor in Morro Bay!
Go to Google Classroom to get the guide!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Protozoan Lab Conclusion

Due Today : Comparing Protists Lab and 
Reading/NoteTaking Guide from Text p.334-343

Use the class time today to complete your observations of the protozoans we are studying.  Complete your lab analysis and conclusion. Your homework assignment is in google classroom.



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Forms of Fungus Lab

After summarizing and printing your notes, please read over the lab. instructions.

We will examine the mushroom stalk, mushroom gills, and yeast at several different levels of magnification today and tomorrow.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Forms of Fungus Notes

We are watching  two short video clips about fungi, sharing the main ideas conveyed; and then you will go to google classroom to create your own notes.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Notebooks Due Today

Due Today:Virus and Bacteria Section of your Interactive Notebook

We are starting a new unit of study! 

All the living things on earth are divided into major groups called Kingdoms.  You may be familiar with the Plant Kingdom, the Animal Kingdom, and now  you know about two Kingdoms of Bacteria-- archaebacteria and eubacteria; but today we will start talking about Kingdom Fungi and Kingdom Protista.  We will examine some strange organisms that are so different from the plant and animal kingdoms that they had to form their own groups.

In class today, there was an interactive lecture about how club fungi, i.e. a mushroom, eat and reproduce.  Hopefully, you left class with a clear idea about hyphae and the difference between fruiting bodies and the main body of a fungus.  We also addressed the different struture of molds and their  hyphae. 

Study your textbook. Take notes from p.344-349, using your guide, and come to class prepared for activites.