Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

cell cities - part 1

Hi All,

For the two full days prior to our break the students were working on their cell cities! here are some pictures of working teams. Ask the students to explain the parts of their cell cities.

Happy Turkey Day --- Statistics!

Hi All,

Follow this link to see some turkey data!

Click Here

If you turn any of these statistics into a graph for me I'll give you extra credit on monday!

All the best.

Mr. Forde :-)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Enrichment Post #4 - New Cell Game

Hi All,

Here is a cute game that will help you review the organelles of the cell.

Guess the letters and if you miss you pop the balloons on the poor bear! I hope you win!!

Click here to play!

Mr Forde :-)

Week of 11/7 and 11/13

Hi All,

Just a brief review of things that we have done in the last couple of weeks!

On the week of 11/7 we started by doing a cell concept map in our ISNs and exploring the ideas of spontaneous generation and the cell theory. We then learned about the microscope and took a microscope quiz of the parts. We ended the week by starting to look at prepared Elodea slides in low power (40x).

On the week of 11/13 we continued to use the microscopes to explore the elodea slides on medium power (100x). We then observed a metric ruler on low and medium power in order to determine the size of the field of view in low and high power. We ended the week by preparing wet mount slides of plant cells. (Although the salt water solution did not have the desired effect on the cytoplasm of the plant cells...I think the week was a success!)

I hope you have all been enjoying utilizing the scopes!

Mr. Forde :-)

ps- see the previous post for some images of students working in the lab!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Microscopists at Work!

Here are some of the students working hard on their microscope sketches of prepared slides of elodea! (A freshwater plant.)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Play "Free Rice" game

Hi There!

Play in order to learn vocabulary and feed the hungry!

I am on level 39!

Mr. Forde :-)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Final Look at the Chia Heads!

We'll be writing up this experiment this week! Here is a look at some of the final products!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Enrichment Post #3

Try this virtual animal cell pinning game to see if you can learn to recognize the parts of an animal cell!

Simply click on the part name and see if you can match it to the right pin on the cell.

Good luck!

We'll be talking more about about plant and animal cell over the next two weeks!

Mr. Forde :-)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Reading Word Wall Games

Try these out to learn more about your reading word wall terms.

Click here for the games!

Let me know what you think. Some of the definitions may get cut-off. I'll work on that.

Mr. F :-)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Enrichment Post #2

Get ahead of your peers and start learning more about cell parts and their jobs!

Click here and here to play some Quia quiz games that will take you to the top of the class and write me a reaction post below!


Mr. Forde :-)

Week of 10/29

HI All,

Last week was full of crazy schedules, assessments and tech work as we wrapped up the last week of the quarter.

In science class on Monday we had "Deer Dilemma" conferences where students were told their grades or given a second chance to improve them...through a little editing or elaboration. Tuesday was community service day (see my last post for what kept me busy). Wednesday was our Jeopardy review of ecology concepts and Thursday was our Science Assessment. On Friday we worked on the Stamford Project interdisciplinary newspapers! They are looking good!

Although next week is broken up by a day off and a half day i look forward to kicking off our Cell/Microscope Unit! See the next post for a way to get ahead of the class and start learning more!

Mr. Forde :-)