Diversity of Life Investigation 1


Essential Questions
  • How can we distinguish life from non-life?
    • What is Life?

    • What evidence do we have of life?

    • How can we test objects to determine if they are living organisms?




You will KNOW that….

  • Organisms are any living things that meet the characteristic properties of: gas exchange, water usage, energy usage, eliminating waste, responding, growing, reproduction.


It’s important to UNDERSTAND that…

  1. All organisms have needs of: gas exchange, water, energy, and the elimination of waste.

  2. All organisms engage in functions of: response, growth, and reproduction.

You will be able to….

  1. Differentiate between living, non-living, dead, and dormant things.

  2. Defend classification of objects based on whether they are living or not.

  3. Conduct an investigation to determine whether unknown objects are living or non-living.



Vocabulary
  • Dormant

  • Dead

  • Living

  • Non-Living

  • Organism


7 (8) Characteristics of Life

  1. Gas exchange

  2. Water

  3. Energy

  4. Eliminating wastes

  5. Respond

  6. Grow

  7. Reproduce

  8. * Made of one or more cells


HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE EXAM....

You may interact with any of the items below. Please review your lab book pages 1-6 and text pages 21-23.

Quizlet Flash Cards & Games for DOL1
FOSSWeb “Living/Non-Living Game (UN= MrRemFOSS PW= Room216Science)
KAHOOT!


LESSON 1

WHAT IS LIFE?
(FOSS Student Lab Notebook page 1)
Part 1 - Click the video link below and note your observations in part 1
Petri dish critter?

Part 2 - Conduct the card sort as per teacher directions. Make a working list of your sorting under part 2 of your collection.
Part 3 - Copy the Characteristics of all organisms from the board (or text reading pages 21-23) to this section of your lab book.

Practice the game below:

FOSSWeb “Living/Non-Living Game (UN=MrRemFOSS PW=Room216Science)




LESSON 2
How can we test objects to determine if they are living organisms?
(FOSS Student Lab Notebook pages 3-5)
Part 1 - CAREFULLY read lab directions on page 4 of your FOSS Diversity of Life Lab Notebook

Copy the Guide to Observations Drawings below into your journal or note section of your lab book.
Guide to Observations & Drawings
Drawing Guidelines:
  • Make drawings accurate, large, and detailed.
  • Label all parts
  • Use colored pencils to add detail
  • Write captions when possible

Observation Guidelines:
  • Be detailed and specific.
  • Try to incorporate multiple senses.
  • How does the object behave? Describe it.

Practice the game below:

FOSSWeb “Living/Non-Living Game



Minipond Video


Life On Earth (Note Packet from our 1st Diversity of Life Reading)


MODIFIED - Life On Earth (Note Packet from our 1st Diversity of Life Reading) This is intended ONLY for students with specified IEP's or 504 plans.

Note Packet General Grading Guide

ITEM
POINTS
!!! NOTE !!!
  1. All students are fully expected to complete the assigned text reading PRIOR to completion of the note packet.
  2. The intent of note packet assignments is for you to spend time expanding your knowledge of our class activities on your own time. It is part of your learning responsibility and it is meant to be handled as a learning experience and not as a task to simple get done quickly. Test items are based these assignments.
TERMS
  • Complete sentences are not required to define terms. Short responses are appropriate.
  • All terms must be defined in YOUR OWN WORDS.
  • No glossary or dictionary definitions accepted
  • Any bullets “ * “ are provided for your own thoughts and insights on the reading MUST be responded to.
Up to 1 to 2 points per column depending on the length of the note packet.
Drawings
  • Coloring drawing is optional, not required.
  • All blocks that correspond with the terms to the left of the page must have at least one drawing in them to represent one of the terms from that block.
  • Drawings do not have to have significant artistry but must show sufficient effort.
  • Drawings should be original ideas but can mirror pictures presented in the text reading.
Up to 1 to 2 points per column depending on the length of the note packet.
Questions
  • All questions (if there area any) answered in complete sentences.
  • Questions answered with thoughtfulness and integrity.
1 per question


Videos
Drill, Practice, & Enrichment
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**Enrichment Quiz**




FOSS Investigation 1 notes for IEP/504 students



Interactive Venn Diagram for vocabulary terms and concepts.









! IMPORTANT !Reading Guidelines
Reading is a critical element of this FOSS program. It is very important that you read the entire assigned reading before moving on to any written homework regarding the reading. It is helpful to do the following while reading:

  • Read the title of the required reading
  • Read the end of reading questions
  • How do the bold faced words relate to the questions?
  • How do the bold faced words relate to the title of the article?
  • How does this relate to class?
  • Are you reading to get it done or to learn? (please read to learn)





Homework

1.) Please read "Life on Earth" from your FOSS Diversity of Life resource book (Pages 21-23).

2.) Choose one of the three items below appropriate to your level of learning and complete it by the teacher directed deadline.


  • Combination note-taking packet (for regular education students)


  • Modified note-taking packet (for IEP/504 students)


  • Enrichment homework (for gifted or any other student)
    • VisuWord or Bubbl.us (NOTE: You will have to go to these sites to learn how they work on your own,)

    • VisuWord
    • Plug in five words from the vocabulary terms / characteristics of life section on this page in to VisuWords (link below).
    • Print a copy(ies) of the VisuWord screen you created.
    • Write a minimum one page essay explaining those words and their relationships on VisuWords relate to this FOSS reading.
    • VisuWords


      • Bubbl.us
      • Plug in five words from the vocabulary terms / characteristics of life section on this page in to Bubbl.us (link below).
      • Print a copy of the Bubbl.us screen you created.
      • Write a minimum one page essay explaining how your creation relates to the reading from this section.
      • Bubbl.us


FOSSWeb DOL1 Teacher Guide





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