Science Binder. The following is a list of things that you should have in your science binder for this unit.  Updated as of October 12th.



Cell Title Page

Definitions Page (found here)

 Characteristics of Living Things Chart (a copy may be found here)

 Cell Theory Note (See lesson 3)

 Cell Organelles (a copy may be found here)

 Microscope Sketch (a blank copy may be found here)

 Plant Cells - Onion Skin (a copy may be found here)

 Cells Information (a copy may be found here)



Other Documents. There are a few other documents that have been used in this unit, they are not expected to be in your binder, but are here for your reference.  Updated as of October 1st.


Diseases Presentation (this was a shared Google presentation)

Unicellular Organisms Presentation (a copy may be found in your shared documents)

Cell Organelles Reading (a digital set may be found here)

Organelle Flashcards (a digital set may be found here)

Organelles Video (a digital set may be found here)

Microscope Sketch Checklist (a copy may be found here)



SmartBoard Notes. In this section you will find information that was shown on the SmartBoard during class.  Keep in mind that each class may have slightly different notes, but the information will be the same overall.  Updated as of October 12th.


Lesson #1 Introduction to Cells
Lesson #2 Characteristics of Living Things
Lesson #3 Cell Theory
Lesson #4 Organelles
Lesson #5 Organelles
Lesson #6 Microscope Review
Lesson #7 Plant Cells - Onion Skin
Lesson #8 Plant Cells - Onion Skin


Weekly Quiz.  We will have a weekly quiz this year, in an attempt to help you keep on top of the learning.  The quiz concepts are posted outside of my room, as well as here, approximately 5 days prior to the quiz.

This week  (October 17th)

Your quiz this week will be based on the functions of cell organelles.

Next week  (October 24th)

Your quiz this week will involve labeling cells.


Assignments.  These are the assignments that have been assigned for this unit. If there is no due date set, you will not submit it, simply complete it and have it in your binder.

Note:  Dates that assignments were assigned are approximate, as I teach four classes, and not on the same day.

Cells Title Page

Assigned: Sept 19th

Due: With Binder

You are required to make a title page for the start of this unit.  The page must have the word "Cells" on it and at least four relevant pictures.  It is up to you to decide what else you would like to do to it.
Characteristics of Living Things Chart

Assigned: Sept 24th

Due: With Binder

For this activity you were to think about non-living things that display the characteristics of living things.  You were given a chart to fill out, listing these non-living things, and then proving that they are non-living by indicating which characteristic they did not display.
Cell Theory Note

Assigned: Sept 28th

Due: With Binder

This note was simply a written list of the six postulates of the cell theory, as were found on the fourth slide of lesson 3 of our unit - you may print that page out, as opposed to hand-writing it.
Cell Organelles

Assigned: Oct 3rd

Due: With Binder

This activity involved making a summary note about cell organelles.  You were to use a reading page to look up information about cell organelles, and record it in a chart, found on the worksheet.  There were also a few organelles, listed at the bottom of the page, that required you do some internet research to locate the information.
Microscope Sketch

Assigned: Oct 1st

Due: Oct 9th

For this activity you were provided with a template, on which you were to create a proper drawing (as described in lesson 6) of a flower pedal under a microscope.  This drawing was to be submitted for feedback. For students who did not get their drawing done in class, they can make their drawing from images found in this folder.
Plant Cells - Onion Skin

Assigned: Oct 11th

Due: With Binder

This task was to document your findings when we looked at onion skin under the microscope.  You were provided with a lab sheet, on which you could record your information.
Cells Information

Assigned: Oct 11th

Due: With Binder

This exercise was done at the same time as the onion skin work.  Half of the students were on the microscopes, the other half used our the text book, Science Power 8, to read about cells.  You were given a series of questions to answer, documenting the information you read.  Once done you were asked to continue to study cell organelles.