Students will revisit these living and nonliving examples in the next section. Essential concepts: Biology, characteristics of life, adaptation, response, regulation, growth, development, energy processing, organization, biosphere, ecosystem, community, phopulation, organism, cell, tissue, organelle, molecule, organization of life, scientific method, variables, experiment, observation, hypothesis, controlled experiment, control, independent variable, dependent variable, qualitative data, quantitative data, sample size, peer review, bias. The class will refer back to these lists after the lecture notes to determine accuracy and provide evidence for their reasoning. Base on their kind of food, animal divided into 3 ; 1. About this PowerPoint Life expectancy is a very important measure when we compare the health of different countries. Introduction to Biology Powerpoint Lecture This Powerpoint presentation can be used as an introduction lecture for an low-level biology class, either in high school or college.
Oxidation produce energy which is used to perform daily activities. When students know the vocabulary of the content and how to decipher words that they do not even know because of their knowledge of word stems and prefixes, then they are better equipped for academic success. I like this activity because it allows me to quickly make a formative assessment of student learning and it allows for the discussion that inevitably arises when students disagree about living vs. The steps of the scientific method are also covered, along with the difference between a hypothesis and theory. The parent feedback regarding these home discussions have been very positive! I tend to spend a lot of time on vocabulary instruction because the achievement gap for many of my students is based on a literacy gap.
To illustrate these points we display the expected life spans of five newborns in the African country of Burundi and five newborns in Sweden. Students are encouraged to discuss today's lesson with their families as a way to review the curriculum. The family discussions are am invaluable way for the students to bring Biology into their lives outside of school and allow the curriculum to transcend the confines of the classroom! I always distribute to students for new content so that I can ensure that students are getting the most critical learning points on paper. Test questions: Available at the biology. Literacy is also an important of instruction so be sure to emphasize content specific vocabulary by using a document I call a The vocabulary map allows students to write scientific terms, along with the phonetic spellings, definitions, and word stems or roots that make up the term. After they identify the characteristic, instruct students turn their white boards face down; and then call on individual students identify the correct response, one image at a time.
After this brief clip, introduce concepts related to the Talk about the content and walk the room to monitor whether students are actively listening and taking notes during the introduction of new material. The students will have 13 minutes to complete their data table and evaluate their information by writing a response to the prompt so they need to work efficiently and remain on task. Students will work with their lab partners to check off each characteristic that is present in the example. Using the that was distributed at the beginning of class, students will copy down the data table on their own sheet of paper. For example, are seeds alive? This segment of the Life series is a great resource for this lesson that can be used to anchor student understanding about adaptations. They inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide and water vapor.
Liver : excrete bile 3. The lecture ends with a few examples of some of the major fields of study in biology, such as taxonomy and genetics. This is a classroom procedure that the students are familiar with which helps to save time and money! Students will complete this activity as homework. Students will use their lecture notes, data table, and textbook to create a foldable to represent the eight characteristics of living things. However, in plants, we will find that the forming of buds, leaves and flowers, happen continuously all their lives. Most people live either much longer or much shorter than what the life expectancy indicates.
After the 3 minute video is complete, each student will hold up the number of fingers that represent each category. A sensory reseptor is an instrument within the body which is sensitive to stimulus Animals and humans have sensory receptors, therefore they can see, hear, smell, taste, feel, touch. Excretion organs in humans as follow ; 1. Chicken growth starts from a chick that hatched from an egg, the chick then grow and become an adult, hen or rooster. On the back side of each sheet the students will record the from our lecture notes or the textbook. PowerPoint Presentation: Eyes are sensitive to light so that we can see, ears are sensitive to the vibration so that we can hear, nose is sensitive to odor so that we can smell, tongue is sensitive to taste so that we can taste food, skin is sensitive to hot or cold and to pressure , touch and wounds PowerPoint Presentation: Plants do not have sensory receptors to receive stimuli, but they are sensitive to the stimuli such as light, water, gravity, and touch. Using literacy building activities like the Vocabulary Map and word squares allows me to better equip students to close the achievement gap often exhibited on standardized tests.
Word Squares involves students identifying any root words in the term, giving their definition of the term, a dictionary meaning of the term from the notes , drawing a picture or symbol that depicts the term, and using the term in a sentence. Touch-me-not plant Mimosa pudica will close its leaves when it is touched, shoots will grow and bend toward the direction of the light. As students compare responses they will look to identify similarities and differences. Family discussions are such a quick and easy way to involve the students' families into the mastery of the Biology curriculum. If there are any differences, the students will reference their lecture notes or textbook to resolve the issue. Binders help student learn basic organizational skills so I do require that students keep an organized binder for my class.
Students will then respond to the following prompts on their own paper under their data table. This text was last updated on January 12, 2011. Each page of the foldable will represent one of the characteristics of living things, provide a written description, and an illustration that represents the characteristic. . The inhaled oxygen is used to help the burning process of nutrient, this process is called oxidation. The narrated video provides exposure to the concept of adaptation in a highly visual way that also builds student understanding and increases recall for visual learners. Class feedback has indicated students appreciate the annotation over the slides to highlight important concepts, vocabulary terms, or key aspects of diagrams.