7th Science Rocks!

Tuesday, December 20

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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.
4.  Use Mendel’s principles of Genetics and Heredity to explain trait being passed down from parents to offspring
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.    MS-LS3-2
Today in Class:
1.  Students wrote questions to review the concepts that we have been discussing the past 2 weeks–  to get ready for the quiz.  Some classes reviewed with each other and with me for 15 minutes, others had more questions, and used 25-30 minutes to review.
2.  Acquired vs – Inherited  Traits: Google.slides  –  This is a partner activity, in which you and a partner are to define each type of trait, identify examples of each type of trait and create a Google.slides to represent your understanding of these types of traits.
a.  Today during class, you should have looked up Acquired Traits and Inherited Traits (glossary, index) in your text and defined these concepts in your notes.
b.  You and your partner should then list some examples of acquired traits that you would like to search for examples of, and also some inherited traits that you would like to search for examples of.
c.  You will need to make 3 slides that illustrate Inherited Traits,  and 3 slides that illustrate Acquired Traits. I will place further directions on my Blog tomorrow; you will continue work on this activity tomorrow after the quiz.
Homework:  STUDY!   Quiz #2 tomorrow.!
 Topics include….  Cross-Pollination; Flower structures; male / female sex cells; pollen; Genetics; Heredity;  genes; chromosomes; Mendel (who was he?);  why did Mendel use pea plants to perform genetics experiments; traits; genotype; phenotype; dominant; recessive; alleles; purebred; hybrid; heterozygous; homozygous; generations (P1, F1, F2); Punnett Squares; ….

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