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8th Grade Life Science

Week 7

Date Objective/ Procedure Handouts/ Labs Homework
10/15

Classification of Organisms

1. Science Journal: See how many  levels of classification can be recalled

    A. K=KINGDOM
    B. P=PHYLUM
    C. C=CLASS
    D. O= ORDER
    E. F=FAMILY
    F. G=GENUS
    G. S=SPECIES

2. Watch some short videos to better understand the classification system of organisms and why it was developed
A. A film about Carl Linnaeus

B. Classification of Organisms

C. Classification Rap

3. Understand that a Dichotomous Key is a tool used to identify organisms.  Practice using the tool by completing : 13 Dichotomous Keys

NJCCCS 5.1  & 5.5

13. Dichotomous Keys 

Classification Powerpoint

Studyisland Assignment # 2

10/16

Dichotomous Keys-1

1. Review the Classification System and the levels to better understand how to name an organism


2. Read: Taxonomy p. 16-17 in Diversity of Life Resources to understand Bi Nominal Nomenclature and how scientists organize living organisms

3. Alien Dichotomous Key

NJCCCS 5.1  & 5.5

14. Key Terms Exploring & Classifying Life/Overview Sections 3 & 4 Life

Alien Dichotomous Key

Create Own Key

Read Life Science Text p.6-26
14. Key Terms Exploring & Classifying Life/Overview Sections 3 & 4 Life

 

10/17

 Dichotomous Keys-3

1. Review the Classification System and the levels to better understand how to name an organism

2. Dichotomous Key:13 Dichotomous Keys: Wacky People & Create own key

3. Understand that a Dichotomous Key is a tool used to identify organisms.  Practice using the tool by completing  p.14. Key Terms Exploring & Classifying Life/Overview Sections 3 & 4 Life
NJCCCS 5.1  & 5.5

Organisms Arrive

Read Life Science Text p.6-26
14. Key Terms Exploring & Classifying Life/Overview Sections 3 & 4 Life

 

10/18

Dichotomous Keys-3

1.  Check the outline: 12. Notetaking- Ch 1 Exploring & Classifying Life for with this link: Diversity of Life Notes

2. View a short video to better understand how a Dichotomous Key is used and then show examples of Dichotomous Keys
A. Dichotomous Keys

B. Dichotomous Key Example

3. Science Journal- Use a Dichotomous Key to classify organisms by their prints

NJCCCS 5.1  & 5.5

 

Studyisland Assignment # 2 - Due Friday

10/19

Elodea 

1. Review Field of View and how to determine cell size (40x= 4mm, 100x= 1.8 mm, 400x= .4 mm)

2. View a slide of Elodea & pond water under 100x & 400x magnification

3. Draw "Cells", measure the size of cells and make observations about the sample of pond water

NJCCCS 5.1  & 5.5

6. Looking at Elodea/Paramecia
 
p. 12 packet- last page

 

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