Unit 1 - Alive or Not

  • 1) Safety Contract first homework assignment due no later than 9/14 & 9/15 or participation in the first lab will not take place.  This is also considered a 20% class grade.





     6 Characteristics of life:

    • cells/DNA

    • reproduces

    • responds to stimuli/adapts to environment

    • grows and develops

    • performs homeostasis

    • metabolizes/respires or makes/uses energy

    Necessities of Life:

    • food

    • water

    • air

    • shelter

    Cell: Basic Unit of Life

    Multicellular is many cells, unicellular is one cell.

    Homeostasis: Stable internal environment

    Heredity: The passing of traits from parent to offspring


    Autotroph - makes own food

    Heterotroph - needs other food

    Asexual reproduction - makes an exact clone (unicellular)

    Sexual Reproduction - needs a mother and father to make new organism. (Multicellular)





    October 5 is Back To School Night





    This is a link to the alive or not Amoeba Sisters





     Class Videos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO244P1e9QM - amoeba sisters macromolecules


    Macromolecule Foldable Directions (This is the review to the test)  -https://www.saultschools.org/cms/lib/MI17000143/Centricity/Domain/222/Foldable.pdf


    Test 10/17 & 10/18

    Yeast Lab - Due 10/7


    It is considered a 50% class grade

    Lab Report


    • Title page (5 pts)
      1. Title
      2. Your name
      3. The names of those in your lab group
      4. Period
      5. Teachers name
      6. Date of lab
    • Procedures (5 pts)
      1. Step by step (Step 1 etc)
    • Results (5 pts)
      1. Written paragraph – (first time experiment was conducted the parachute took 3.4 seconds to hit the ground. The second time it took 2.8 seconds etc)
      2. Your lab results
      3. Often compared to class lab results
      4. Results should be paragraph form what will be in the data charts
    • Data (5 pts)
      1. Charts
      2. Graphs
      3. Tables
      4. All should have titles, and be easy to read
    • Abstract (5 pts)
      1. Purpose of lab
      2. Hypothesis
      3. Key procedures (summary of procedures)
      4. Results
      5. Errors?
      6. Next Time

    Each number is its own page.

    Each number is multiplied by 4 for a total of 100 points.