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Science (Updated 3/19)
We have stating the FOSS Living Systems unit. We will be investigating transport systems in multicellular organisms that provide each cell with food, water, gas exchange, and waste removal. Students will learn about the structures, functions, and interactions of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and excretory systems in humans. They will learn about the vascular system in plants (xylem and phloem), and they will compare that system for moving water, minerals, and sugar to the transport system in humans. They will also be introduced to the chemical process of photosynthesis and how sugar is broken down in cells during cellular respiration. Students will be designing and conducting controlled experiments to investigate some of these systems (water movement in plants and use of sugar by yeast cells). And we will be discussing food in terms of its nutrients—fats, carbohydrates, proteins, and water. Reminder: Slideshows for investigations and study guides can be found at my website http://tinyurl.com/missho25
Students will begin Unit 6 in April, their last unit for the school year. They will be focusing on the Revolutionary War, learn how the colonies defeated Great Britain, and learn about other nations that helped the Patriots. Additionally, students will learn about the roles of women during the Revolutionary War and what life was like in the colonies at this time. The unit will conclude in May with our test on May 17th.
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Jan. 23rd ‐ Mar. 15th
● Research/Design/Planning Stage
Mar. 16th ‐ May 7th
● Project Creation/Implementation
May 8th ‐ May 17th