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Body Systems Information

For those needing a refresher on the Systems of the Body, their organs, and the functions of the systems, here’s the presentation file with all of that information. Images are from Bodies: The Exhibition!


Pringles Challenge Reflection Questions

For those of you who still have not completed the Pringles Challenge Reflection, here are the questions:

  1. What percentage of the chips we sent arrived perfectly intact?
  2. What percentage of the chips we sent had a score above 1.000?
  3. What went right/wrong with you packaging for your chip? Why did it score the way it did (intactness/volume/etc)
  4. If you were to do this project again, what design changes would you make to improve your chip’s performance?

Sunfish Podcast Project

Our Body Systems Podcasts are coming along. There are forty that have currently been recorded. These will be edited as needed and posted here as soon as I can get them up. The ones I’ve listened to are fantastic and I’m really looking forward to hearing what you have to say about people’s topics!

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A Cell is Like…

Cell Parts…use at least 10 of these in your comparison of a cell to a larger idea (school, Walmart, a town, etc):

  • Cell Membrane – keeps cell together, flexible
  • Cell Wall – keeps PLANT cells together, rigid
  • Cytoplasm – liquid that fills the cell
  • Nucleus – control center of the cell
  • Nucleolus – makes ribosomes
  • Ribosomes – make protein
  • Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum – covered in ribosomes
  • Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum – inside the cell transport
  • Golgi Complex – transport out of the cell
  • Vesicle – packaging from the Golgi Complex
  • Mitochondria – create energy for the cell
  • Chloroplasts – in PLANTS turn sunlight into food
  • Vacuole – storage (mainly in PLANTS)
  • Lysosomes – clean up the cell

MyPyramid Blast Off Game

Only after you have posted something to the comments of the Fast Food Nutrition post!!

This link takes you to a game where your goal is to select foods and activity that will fit into a daily meal plan according to the new Food Pyramid.  Select foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack, and daily activity.

MyPyramid Blast Off Game

MyPyramid Resources

Anatomy Arcade and Tuesday’s Out

Tonight’s Out Activity: Page 78, choose one to help you remember the differences in the three types of muscle, one for the difference in flexors/extensors, and one for the differences in aerobic/resistance exercise.

The game we used in class today is available at: Anatomy Arcade Games

There are games for the muscles, bones, and jigsaw puzzles for several different systems.

Skeleton Diagram Labelled

Students will have a quiz on this material on Wednesday, December 16th. This same diagram should already be in their notebook.

Which Do You Think…

Would have the most impact on the way teachers teach and students learn:

  • Amazon’s Kindle
  • iPod Touch
  • Netbook computer

Imagine the school was trying to decide which of these tools to purchase for student use.  Each costs roughly $300.  Which one do you think would have the most impact or the most potential use for classroom learning?  What ideas do you have for how each would be used in your classes?  Feel free to post your thoughts as a comment, or a new post on your blog and put the link to your post as the “Website” of a comment.

Open Book/Note Test

For our Chapter test, you will complete the Chapter Review on pages 68 and 69. You may use your book or your notes to complete the test. You will complete all questions except #24.

  • #1-6 Complete Sentences
  • #7-15 answer only
  • 16-27 Two to three complete sentences
  • 28 and 29 answers only
  • You will also complete #1-3 on page 71 under Interpreting Graphics

This is to be turned in Wednesday at the beginning of class!

Multiple Intelligences

In schools we often ask the question: “How smart are you?” even when we don’t realize it. When students compare test scores, grades, GPAs, SAT scores and many other things they’re really asking that question. The real question we should ask is: “How are you smart?” Everyone has different areas of strength and different ways they learn best. Today you are going to take a survey that will help you understand the ways you learn best.

After you complete the survey, read about your two strongest intelligences. Come back here and post a comment about your survey results. What were your strongest intelligences? Were they the ones you expected? What kinds of activities could we do that might help you learn well?

To access the survey, click the following link:
Multiple Intelligences Survey