October 16, 2011
Events of the Past Week
Monday - COLUMBUS DAY!
Tuesday - We learned how to properly use the microscope through a peer teaching lab. Included in the lab was the proper way to calculate total magnification, the parts of the microscope, how to focus on an object, how to prepare a wet mount, and how to put the microscope away.
Wednesday - Due to testing, this day was shortend significantly. We began to look at objects under the microscope, including Drosophila melanogaster, Paramecium, human blood, frog blood, and blood with sickle-cell anemia.
Thursday - We finished looking for objects under the microscope. The students found Euglena as well as potato cells underneath the microscope.
Friday - We looked at money underneath the microscope. The students found it very interesting to find many different details on the five dollar bill that they had not noticed before. We also began measuring objects underneath the microscope in this lab.
Monday - We will finish measuring objects under the microscope, and then review for our test on graphing, metrics, scientific notation, and the microscope. This will include looking at the review sheet students were given on Friday.
Tuesday - Students will take the short answer portion of our test. This day is shortened due to a late start.
Wednesday - We will take the multiple choice portion of the test. This day is also shortened due to college night.
Thursday - Students will be given a day to work on their cell organelle campaign project. They should bring anything they need to work on this day. Homework will be to complete an assignment comparing and contrasting the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
Friday - We will be looking at the difference between plant and animal cells under the microscope.
Graba Geek of the Week
This week's geek of the week is Nathan Cornwell. Nathan earned a perfect score on our biochemistry test, and also brought in a microchip to look at under the stereoscope. It was very interesting to see the details of his chip underneath the microscope. Congratulations, Nathan!