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8th Grade Life Science

Week 3

 Date Objective/ Procedure Handouts/ Labs Homework
9/17

Living or Nonliving-2 

1. Work in groups to sort and classify living and nonliving things

2. As a class determine the characteristics shared by organisms that are living

3. Science Journal: Describe the difference between Non- Living and Dead.
NJCCCS 5.1  & 5.5

Text Book


 

 

 

Reading for Week: Life Science Text p.6-26 Exploring & Classifying Life

Practice Current Events Article write-up due Friday

9/18

Anything Alive in here?- Day 1

1. Set up environments for materials to later determine if the materials are alive or not & make first observations and discuss about the 5 materials and their environments

2.Complete Living/ Non- Living charts in lab folder to reinforce the characteristics of living things

NJCCCS 5.1  & 5.5

2. Five Materials Observation/ Life in Different Environments

 

 

Practice Current Events Article write-up due Friday

9/19

Is Anything Alive in here?- Day 2

1. Observe and discuss the 5 materials in different environments to determine whether they are living, nonliving or dormant

2. Science Journal: Describe how the vials were set up, what dry materials were added and what liquid materials were added- make a prediction about which vials contain living things and why


3
. Discuss "Dormancy" and how living materials can be in an inactive state and then activated in the right environments

NJCCCS 5.1  & 5.5

 

Practice Current Events Article write-up due Friday

 

9/20

Is Anything Alive in here?- Day 3

1. Observe and discuss the 5 materials in different environments to determine whether they are living, nonliving or dormant

2. Science Journal- Explain why "gas exchange" is a better than saying "breathe" when talking about how all organisms get the gas they need to live

3. Complete p. 7.Overview: Exploring & Classifying Life/Section 1 & 2 to review the concepts about the characteristics of life

NJCCCS 5.1  & 5.5

7.Overview: Exploring & Classifying Life/Section 1 & 2



 

 

 

Practice Practice Current Events Article write-up due Friday write-up due Friday

9/21

Is Anything Alive in here?- Day 4

1. Observe and discuss the 5 materials in different environments to determine whether they are living, nonliving or dormant

2. Read: Life on Earth in Diversity of Life Resources book p. 21-23 and answer Think Questions in science journal to better understand the characteristics of all living things

3. Complete  3. Living or Non living sheet to review the characteristics of life

NJCCCS 5.1  & 5.5

3. Living or Non living/ Microscope Care and Use  

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Created by: Corinne De Keukelaere
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                               Last Updated: Thursday September 20, 2012 07:46 AM -0400