Diversity of Life Investigation 3
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Essential Questions
  • What evidence of life can we find through cells?
    • What are cells and what evidence do we have of them from Elodea?
    • What are cells and what evidence do we have of them from Paramecium?
    • What are Protists and how do they reflect the diversity of life?
You will KNOW that….
There are key terms associated with microscopic life such as:
Elodea, cells, dependent cells, single celled, independent, membrane, cilia, oral grove, nucleus, vacuole. Organelles, Protists
It’s important to understand that…
1.) The cell is the basic unit of life.
2.) Cells have the same needs and perform the same functions as more complex organisms.
3.) Some organisms are microscopic and single celled while others are multi-celled.
4.) Microscopic organisms display diversity.
You will be able to….
1.) Generate evidence that paramecium are single celled, living organisms.
2.) Describe differences between living cells that are organisms and living cells that are NOT organisms.
3.) Modify the characteristics of life to include cells.


Vocabulary
  • Elodea
  • Prokaryotic
  • Eukaryotic
  • Cells
  • dependent cells
  • single celled
  • independent
  • membrane
  • cilia
  • oral grove
  • nucleus
  • vacuole
  • Organelles
  • Protists
  • Water expelling vacuoles


LESSON #1

EQ: What are cells and what evidence do we have of them from Elodea? (Lab book page 15)



LESSON #2

EQ: What are cells and what evidence do we have of them from Paramecium [Blepharisma]? (Lab book pages 16 & 17)

  • You will use a Blepharisma or Paramecium to verify the existence of cells as the smallest unit of life.
  • You may use the links below to aid you in the completion of lab book page 16 & 17.
  • Your table microscope should be the primary means in which you view the Blepharisma or Paramecium
  • Be sure to use these rules for using the microscope.
  • I must inspect and approve the quality of parts 1,2 of your lab book on pages 16 & 17.

  • When using FOSSweb, our user name is Palmyra and PW is our mascot.How to make a slide with cotton strands to slow down moving organisms.




LESSON #3

EQ: What are cells and what evidence do we have of them from Amoeba, Euglenas, and Paramecium? (Lab book pages 20-23)





LESSON #4

EQ: What are Protists and how do they reflect the diversity of life? (Lab book pages 25 - Minipond Safari)

  • You will use your minipods to verify the existence of cells as the smallest unit of life and to show the great diversity of life from Protists.
  • You may use the links below to aid you in the completion of lab book page 25
  • Your table microscope should be the primary means in which you view the Amoeba, Euglena, or Paramecium
  • Be sure to use these rules for using the microscope.
  • I must inspect and approve the quality of your lab book on page 25.
Videos
When using FOSSweb, our user name is Palmyra and PW is our mascot.======
How to make a slide with cotton strands to slow down moving organisms.======
Drill, Practice, & Enrichment
When using FOSSweb, our user name is Palmyra and PW is our mascot.



The Frayers below are good conceptual study guides.DOL 3 Key Concept Frayers
DOL 3 Key Concept Frayers part 2



Homework

1.) Please read "The Lowly Paramecium" from the FOSS Diversity of Life Resource book (pages 24-26)


! 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)


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 boldfaced vocabulary words from the "Lowly Paramecium" reading 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 boldfaced vocabulary words from the"Lowly Paramecium" reading 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