Monday, November 30, 2015

WowBug Images

Here are some images at low (x100) and high power (x400).

Lesson #5 Readings

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Nutritional Needs Reading
Wisconsin Fast Plants p. 47- 49
From Seed to Seed p. 58-62

Questions on p. 55 A-G

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

History of and Using a Compound Microscope

Hooke and Leeuwenhoek - Microscope Pioneers

Microscope Pioneers Reading

Steps to use a compound microscope:
(when viewing and sketching at low power)

1. Plug it into the outlet, already placed between table
2. Make sure stage is down, on x40 (scanning)
3. Choose slide/ specimen
4. Turn on microscope, center slide over light
5. Adjust diaphragm if needed
6. View specimen, slowly turn course knob to focus
7. When focused, switch to low power
8. ONLY use fine adjustment, if problem finding specimen or focusing go back to scanning.
9. Once in focus, sketch on provided sheet.
10. When done switch to scanning, lower stage, take out slide.
11. Turn off, unplug, coil up and put away.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Microscopes and magnification

Good video to help with parts of a microscope.

Link to help for parts of a microscope.
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Link to Magnification and Powers of a Microscope
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Friday, November 13, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Classification and Taxonomy.

Click here to access the Guided Notes Sheet

Science Channel - History of Classification
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Macro to Micro
Click here to access the online text.  
Please read p. 6-11
"That's Life." and "What's in an organisms name?"

Complete the guided notes defining taxonomy and binomial nomenclature

Classification Video

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What does it mean to be living?

On a T-chart list on one side living things and the other side non-living things.  Once you have a good list on either side think of what makes the organisms living.  Come up with some ideas.  

Video on Abiotic and Biotic Factors.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Bat facts for our speaker, Annie Kassler, on Thursday.

Overview on Bats

"Why Do Bats Matter?"

What do bats do to help us?

WNS Facts and Figures

Battle for Bats- Surviving White Nose Syndrome

WNS and Bats

How do bats fly?