7th Science Rocks!

Tuesday, December 13

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Daily Objectives:

1. Compare how characteristics of living things are passed on through generations, both asexually and sexually.

2. Describe cross-pollination, noting male and female structures on an actual flower; make comparisons of an actual flower to a scientific diagram.

3. Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, activities.

L.HE.07.21 / L.HE.M.1 / S.RS.07.15

Organisms reproduce sexually or asexually, and transfer the genetic information to their offspring

Today in Class:

1.I described how to study – via “Telling a Story.”  I also announced – as a reminder- if you wish to retake a quiz— the process.

2.  You should have all had your completed Flower Lab with labeled flower diagram out.  Students who were prepared to complete the lab- groups- received either an Alstroemeria or a Lily to dissect, place on the lab, and label.   Most groups completed this activity, you did a fantastic job of working together and staying on task, referring to your flower diagrams.

3.  A few students were not prepared, and they completed their flower diagram and the Gather Information section of the lab (should have been completed last week Thursday/ Friday).  Most of you in this group came up at lunch and then completed the dissection of the flower.

4.  1st hour— we will finish the dissection tomorrow, and this is ok!

5.  We all cleaned up!  Nice work.



  1. BRING AN APPLE if you have an extra apple at home for part II of the Flower Lab
  2.  Finish any questions not completed on the Gather Information section of the Flower Lab.
  3. Study- using the Story Telling study method– as demonstrated in class—.  Study cross pollination – the flower parts and the process.  You should refer to the Gather Information section of the Flower Lab or your notes (Notes for the Unit page on this Blog).  Listed below are some websites that may be helpful for you to understand pollination: US Dept of Agriculture: Pollination
  4.   Whole Foods: Power to the Pollinators!
  5. Pollinator’s Paradise

Here is an interesting site – for challenge activities:  Great Pollinator Project: Pollination



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