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2/9: PS/CR Quiz

posted Feb 9, 2018, 7:38 AM by Sean Cunningham   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 7:14 AM ]

2/7-2/8 Big PS/CR Model

posted Feb 7, 2018, 8:56 AM by Sean Cunningham   [ updated Feb 7, 2018, 9:08 AM ]

Big PS/CR Model


What you are doing:
  • Create a model that shows two organisms performing photosynthesis and cellular respiration. The model must have the parts listed below included as well as separate types of arrows for abiotic, biotic, and energy movement.  Share the parts needed for both processes between the two organisms when possible. 

Remember:
  • Arrows show movement 
  • Your key must be detailed and create a difference between all types biotic/abiotic/energy parts shown. 
    • Leave space for at least THREE more parts to be added another day 
  • Use of color is expected 
  • We are using this diagram for the next 60 days so do a good job 

What you need:
  • Key with types of arrows or symbols for abiotic, biotic, or energy
  • Labels for each part listed below: 
Abiotic/Inorganic Parts
  1. O2 
  2. CO2 
  3. H2O 
  4. ATP/Energy 
  5. Thermal Energy 
  6. Solar Energy 
Biotic/Organic Parts
  1. Glucose 
  2. Plant of your choice 
  3. Organism that performs cellular respiration of your choice

Pulse Lab Review

posted Dec 15, 2017, 8:05 AM by Sean Cunningham

Best Friends Carbon Story 11/29

posted Nov 29, 2017, 10:02 AM by Sean Cunningham

BEST FRIENDS

DO THIS ASSIGNMENT ON A PIECE OF PAPER WITH YOUR NAME, DATE, AND PERIOD IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER.

USE YOUR NOTES WITH THIS ASSIGNMENT.  WRITE IN ACTUAL STORY FORM WHERE YOU TELL ABOUT THE JOURNEY TAKEN BY AN ATOM OF CARBON.

INSTRUCTIONS

Your new best friend is one lonely atom of carbon you heard was trapped deep underground.  Please give your best friend, this atom of carbon, a name: (_____________________).  Your new friend told you that he/she was about to begin a magical journey of bonding.  Since you are such a good writer, this atom named _________________ asked you to write a story about his/her life.  The magical journey began with this atom of carbon being trapped deep underground until…   (YOUR TURN TO FINISH THE STORY).

INCLUDE:   5 places the carbon molecule has gone.  For each place, your atom must be either absorbed or released and you must explain what type of carbon molecule it became because of that change.  (Some examples are CO2, glucose, petroleum, or research any others you need)

EXAMPLE: After being trapped in a box of baking soda, the science class released Mr. Carbon by mixing his baking soda with vinegar.  A wonderful carbon dioxide gas was released and Mr. Carbon was free to float around the room!

UNDERLINE OR HIGHLIGHT ALL VOCABULARY TERMS (some examples are: absorbed, released, bonded, or any time there is a change for the atom)

 

PART 2 WILL BE DONE IN CLASS, DO NOT DO YOUR OWN.

PART 2 (REVIEW WRITTEN ON BOTTOM OR BACK PART OF THE PAPER YOU ARE READING)

Your name(person reading): _____________________

Original author(who wrote the story?):_______________________

Carbon atom’s name:______________________

·        Read the story and find the following:

·        FIVE places this molecule went (#’s 1-5)

·        What happened to the carbon at that location? (letter a)

·        The name/type of the carbon after it bonded with a new atom (letter b)

 

1.      Location/Place -

a.      What happened to the carbon? -

b.      New type of Carbon -

2.      Location/Place -

a.      What happened to the carbon? -

b.      New type of Carbon -

3.      Location/Place -

a.      What happened to the carbon? -

b.      New type of Carbon -

4.       Location/Place -

a.      What happened to the carbon? -

b.      New type of Carbon -

5.      Location/Place -

a.      What happened to the carbon? -

b.      New type of Carbon - 

Endo/Exo Lab 11/15-11/16

posted Nov 15, 2017, 11:55 AM by Sean Cunningham   [ updated Nov 30, 2017, 11:53 AM ]

Here are the discussion questions that belong underneath the Procedures:

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

SOUTH WALL:  

1.      Which type of reaction did you witness take place?

2.      How do you know it was that specific type of reaction?

WEST WALL:  

3.      Which type of reaction did you witness take place?

4.      How do you know it was that specific type of reaction?

NORTH WALL:  

5.      Which type of reaction did you witness take place?

6.      How do you know it was that specific type of reaction?

 

7.      Which main difference between the stations caused some stations to be exothermic and others to be endothermic?  


GRAPHING:

Create a single bar graph that shows the before and after data for each of the three experiments.  Results always go on the Y-axis.

 

CONCLUSION:

Write in paragraph form to address the following topics:

  • ·        Were your hypotheses correct?  Explain for each. 
  • ·        How are yeast similar to humans?
  • ·        Why do you believe the yeast caused the types of reactions that you observed?

Lab Creation Review Link 11/8-11/9

posted Nov 7, 2017, 10:48 AM by Sean Cunningham   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 3:44 PM ]

Follow the link after you have chosen a partner.

Supply List for Lab Creation 11/6

posted Nov 6, 2017, 7:47 AM by Sean Cunningham   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 9:31 AM ]



Topics for Carbon Lab Conclusion 10/27

posted Oct 27, 2017, 11:59 AM by Sean Cunningham   [ updated Nov 3, 2017, 8:39 AM ]

Every conclusion is a paragraph:

Was the hypothesis right or wrong?  Explain why?
What did the results tell/show us happening?
What do you need to do better next time if you were to repeat this lab?
How could you test your hypothesis a different way?  How would you modify the experiment?

Hunting the Elements Questions 10/13

posted Oct 12, 2017, 2:12 PM by Sean Cunningham

Hunting the elements questions:

COPY INTO NOTEBOOKS ON PAGE 29

1.      WHAT IS DIFFERENT BETWEEN SODIUM AND THE SALT WE USE ON FOOD?

2.      WHY IS NORMAL SALT A SAFE MATERIAL BUT BOTH OF ITS PARTS ARE VERY DANGEROUS?

3.      WHICH TYPE OF SUBATOMIC PARTICLE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR VIOLENT CHEMICAL REACTIONS?

4.      WHICH ELEMENTS HAVE BEEN FOUND IN EACH CHEMICAL REACTION SO FAR?

5.      WHICH ELEMENTS ARE FOUND IN MOST EXPLOSIVES?

6.      WHAT DIFFERENCE MAKES SOME EXPLOSIVES MORE DANGEROUS THAN OTHERS AND WHY?

SECTION 2

7.      WHICH ELEMENTS ARE FOUND IN THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS IN MOST LIVING ORGANISMS?

8.      MOST CARBON CAN BE DESCRIBED AS LOOKING LIKE WHAT?

9.      WHEN WOOD IS BURNED, WHICH ELEMENTS ARE LEFT BEHIND AS A SOLID?

10.   WHY IS FERTILIZER GIVEN TO PLANTS?  (EXPLAIN ABOUT THE ELEMENTS IT PROVIDES)

11.   WHAT DOES YOUR SWEAT TELL AN EXERCISE SCIENTIST?

12.   IN ORDER TO HAVE STRONG BONES YOU SHOULD BE EATING FOODS RICH IN WHICH ELEMENT?

13.   HOW MANY DIFFERENT ELEMENTS NEED TO BE USED BY THE BODY TO REMAIN HEALTHY?

Photosynthesis Article Annotation Instructions

posted Oct 12, 2017, 9:56 AM by Sean Cunningham

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