Unit 5: Simple Organisms

Unit Resources

text book

websites or the GoogleNotebook

objectives

Overview: The simple forms of life on this planet are diverse and quite foreign to us. These critters are mostly too small to be seen but they are fascinating as well as important. Starting with viruses and bacteria, we investigated size, structure, life-style, effects, and our own defenses against them. Virology is a science that makes dramatic advances daily. Next, we studied the bacteria and protist kingdoms which contain comparatively more complicated organisms that usually live in ponds or even inside us. Lastly, we came to understand and maybe even appreciate the slimy things in the fungus kingdom and their roles as decomposers in the cycles of nature.

Day

Today's Topic & Activities

Assignment

1

Unit Overview & Virus Structure
-4 kingdoms in 3 weeks
-size, structure, and shapes
-invasion and replication process

start [51]
 Fungi Fest

2

Unit Overview (day 2)
-how (and why) to hilight readings
-Bill on Germs


finish highlighting [2] 
Viruses and Invasion

3

Viruses
-read Bobcat 238-244 and answer my 6 questions (onto [2])
-finish Bill on Germs

do middle of back of [3]
Human Immunity

4

Viruses
-Understanding Viruses
-video worksheet = [4])

[xc]
Vaccinations (optional)

5

Human Defense... Double Video Day
-contaminate petri dishes
-finish virus video then start BBC video on the flu


none

6

Viruses
-check bacteria then finish Flu video
-Virus Track ...  write answers onto this form (=[5])

[6]
Bacteria Growth and Cultures

7

Bacteria (day 1)
-video: Mike Battles Bacteria
-George Battles Fat

[7]
Bacteria Track
answer onto this form

8

Bacteria (day 2)
-Bobcat Book 246-255 (temporary copy is in the "attachments" section at the bottom of this page)
-Each One Teach One

[7]
Bacteria Track
answer onto this form

9

Bacteria (day 3)
-finish teaching then take quiz
-Bacteria video

 finish [1]
Making Mold Experiment Write-up

10

Fungi
-types and conditions of fungi
-growth and reproductive strategies

Quiz on video and Bobcat tomorrow

 11

Cell Size
-Big Bio Idea
-perimeter and area (BacteriaCow.ppt)

[10]
Perimeter to Area Ratios of Squares

 12

Cell Size (day 2)
-Surface Area and Volume (back only)
-agar cubes into vinegar


Check out this website and another site

 13

Protist Kingdom and Groups
-reading notes for Bobcat 270-274
-viewing samples

none

 14

Protist Phyla and Representatives
-Water Circus video  (questions = [] )


none

 15

Protists (day 3)
-preview plantlike protists
-video and quiz (=[11])

[12] 3 Protists and Hall of Fame

 16  Field trip to TheTech
  1. Review for unit 5 test
  2. Try the Protist Jeopardy game
  3. during test It is ok to use any notes that you've written
 17  Unit Test
-take test
-get it corrected

 none

 

Leftovers

Unit Review & Pre-Packet
-review game or activity
-assemble papers and fill in cover

[] Fungi
[] Chapter Reviews

Protist Phyla

Fungi on-line
-Bacteria Topics from 4 books
-divide readings and teach answers


-explore The Microbe Zoo
Optional: Gift for Gift Exchange

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