Dawn and Mark Hiking

Hi I am Mrs. Ross.  This is a picture of me and my husband after we hiked to the top of Gros Morne in Newfoundland, Canada.  
For class information please click the links on the side. 

Hi everyone, hope this message finds you and your family happy and healthy. 
Starting on April 14th we will begin to do 90 minutes of Science work once a week.  Please refer to the folder titled Material to Start April 14th for work.  All work will be assigned and turned in for feedback on Teams and all resources will be uploaded on Teams as well.  

Review Material Link  go to page 2 

There is also review games in each unit folder as well. 

Below is a calendar with what we have covered so far this year and what we still need to cover:

Month

Unit

Skills

SOL Standard

Aug & Sept.

Science Skills*

Designing and completing experiments, data collection, evaluating data/identifing errors, creating models, classifying, learning how to use scientific instruments

LS.1

Sept/Oct

Life Processes

Identifing life processes (things that organisms do to stay alive) including excretion, reproduction, nutrition (i.e. eating or photosynthesizing), movement, response to stimulus, growth, repair, development, and respiration

LS.3

Oct/Nov/Dec

Cell Structure and Function

Different types of cells (i.e. Prokaryotes (bacterial cells) and Eukaryotes (plant, animal, and fungus). Organelles and their function (for example mitochondria is the powerhouse). Learning how to use microscopes. Levels of organization (i.e. cells make up tissues, tissues make up organs etc.)

LS.2 & LS.3

Jan

Cell Processes

Photosynthesis & Cellular respiration

Passive and Active Transport to include diffusion, osmosis, endo and exocytosis

LS.5

Feb/March

DNA and Reproduction

DNA structure & the History of discovering DNA

Cell Reproduction - Mitosis and Meiosis

LS.2

March

Genetics & Heredity

Genotypes, Phenotypes, Dominate and Recessive traits, Punnett Squares, Biotechnology to include selective breeding, genetically modified organisms, and gene therapy

LS.12

 

 

LS.12

Not Completed

April

Classification

Placing organisms into scientific groupings (i.e. domains, kingdoms, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species) Binomial nomenclature (two-part scientific names i.e. Homo sapiens)

LS.4

April

Evolution

Genetic variation, mutations, adaptation, diversity, extinction

LS.13

April/May

Ecology

Types of ecosystems, parts of ecosystems, food webs/pyramids, nutrient cycling (carbon, nitrogen, water), relationships between organisms (predator/prey, completion, co-operation, and symbiosis)

LS.6, LS.7, LS.8 & LS.9,

May/June

Ecosystem Dynamics and Human Impact on the Environment

Biomes, population/system disturbances (eutrophication, succession) climate change, human impacts on the environment

LS.7, LS.10 & LS. 11