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JournalQuestion Journal Question 29 Oct 2012, P. 42 Start a new set of JQ pages. Add this to your TOC. How do you know that something is alive? Whata characteristics do all living things share?
I can make a claim and support it with evidence. I can list the characteristics of ALL living things.
Marty the Martian was sent to Earth by the Martian government to find life. While on Earth, Marty captured a car and brought it back to Mars. He thought he found a good example of life on Earth. Martys Quest
The Martian government does not believe that the car Marty brought back is alive. Marty must stand trial for failing to perform his Martian duties! Martys Quest
Journal Question 30 Oct 2012 Make a list of 5 living things and a list of 5 non- living things. Share with your group. Do you all agree?
- Set-up a Claims and Evidence T-Chart on your page. - It should take about ½ the page Your Job Claim Evidence (what you think) (how you know)
1. Think about what it means to be a LIVING thing. 2. Make at least 5 CLAIMS to support your case (see below). 3. Justify EACH claim with EVIDENCE /reasons why the claim should be considered. CLAIMSIS Make CLAIMS to support that the car IS a living thing. CLAIMSIS NOT Make CLAIMS to support that the car IS NOT a living thing. T-Chart: What to Do Defense Prosecution
Brainstorm Spend a few minutes brainstorming on your own to develop some claims and evidence.
Research On your own, read over your research documents* Add to your case (Claims/Evidence T-Chart). Defense: Handout * Defense: Handout (Martys Defense Statements) Prosecution: Textbook * Prosecution: Textbook (pages 38-41)
Collaboration Share/Compare your Claims and Evidence with your neighbors. Make sure you always have evidence to support your claims. Can you come up with more together?
Before we can go to court on this we need to set the boundaries. During the discussion we… criticize ideas, NOT people give opinions, and give clear reasons for them give examples when possible to help support your statements ask questions about what you heard for clarification remain focused on the evidence speak only when holding the talking stick have a responsibility to participate. Rules and Guidelines
DEFENSE The DEFENSE will open with their claims (AND EVIDENCE!!!) first. The prosecution will sit quietly and LISTEN. Please start your discussion points with I think (CLAIM) because (EVIDENCE). prosecution While listening, the prosecution should take notes on things they would like to respond to when it is their turn. Welcome to Court: Defense
PROSECUTION Once the defense has rested, the PROSECUTION will state their case and the defense will sit quietly and LISTEN. Please start your discussion points with I think (CLAIM) because (EVIDENCE). OR I disagree with (person) because (reason). defense While listening, the defense should take notes on things they would like to respond to. Welcome to Court: Prosecution
After both sides have had a chance to speak, the floor will be opened to all. PLEASE remember to ONLY speak if you have the talking stick. After all claims (WITH EVIDENCE!!!) have been made, the judge will give the ruling. Welcome to Court: Open Floor
Sentence Starters I think (CLAIM), because (EVIDENCE). I agree with (person or claim), because (EVIDENCE/REASON). I disagree with (person or claim), because (EVIDENCE/REASON).
Journal Question 31 Oct 2012 Based on the statements that came out during Martys trial, what appears to be some of the characteristics that all living things share? Today we will be using the Q-Note technique to practice taking notes from a presentation. We will be making a new 6-word vocabulary list as well.
AND THE VERDICT IS…… THE JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF THE DEFENSE OR PROSECUTION …and now well see who was really right ;)
Start a New Page - Add it to your TOC Fold the page in half like a hot dog Open it up and title it... - Left side for questions, right side for answers/notes
All living things must have ALL SIX of the characteristics that we will learn. If even one is missing it CANNOT be considered alive!
Vocabulary Organism Organism : a living thing Organism is simply a science word we use to describe a living thing. An organism could be a plant, animal or bacteriaANYTHING that is a living thing.
Journal Question 01 Nov 2012 Why should the judge have ruled that the car Marty brought back to Mars was not an example of a living thing? (Which characteristic of life?)
MADE OF CELLS 1. All living things are made of one or more CELLS. Cells are the smallest unit that can carry on all of the activities of life. Some organisms are single-celled and others contain trillions of cells. ( We will learn even more about cells later this year!)
RESPOND 2. All living things sense and respond to change. A change that affects how an organism acts is called stimuli. Stimuli can be things like light, sounds, hunger – anything that causes a reaction. Every organism reacts differently to stimuli, but all organisms must keep the conditions inside their bodies the same (this is called homeostasis ).
OFFSPRING 3. All living things reproduce. Every type of organism has offspring (Yes, thats right, even plants have babies). Without offspring the species would become extinct.
DNA 4. All living things contain DNA. Inside each cell is information stored in a molecule called deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA. This DNA is very important because it carries instructions for the organisms traits. (We will learn much more about this during our genetics unit!)
USE ENERGY 5. All living things need and use energy Energy is the gas for life. Without energy, cells couldnt do their very important jobs. Most organisms get their energy from their food.
GROW 6. All living things grow and change All organisms grow at some point in their life. Sometimes they simply get larger. Other times they are also developing/changing (for example, a tadpole turning into a frog).
Activity – Part 1 Using the list of items on the following slide: Decide whether each one is a living thing (L) or non-living (NL) and write either an L or NL next to the name. If you decide it is NL, write down why you think this.
Is it living? Tree Rock Fire Boy Wind Rabbit Cloud Feather Leaf Leech Grass Seed Egg Bacteria Molecule Sun Mushroom Fossil Hibernating Bear River
Activity – Part 2 Start a new page. Divide the page into 6 squares. Choose 6 organisms from the list and draw a picture, using each to represent a different characteristic of living things. Be sure to Fill the page. Use colored pencils/markers. Include a justification as to why it is a living thing. Number and label each drawing. THIS WILL BE GRADED!
Living Thing Start a New Page Add it to your TOC
Living Thing On this page draw an example of a living thing. The living thing AND justifications MUST: Fill the page Be colored Fulfill ALL 6 characteristics of living things. You must number and label your drawing to explain how your drawing meets all the criteria for being alive. THIS WILL BE GRADED!
CHARACTERISTICS OF LIFE (requirements for a thing to be considered living) 1. Made of Cells 2. Sense and Respond to Change 3. Reproduce 4. Contain DNA (code of life – gives traits) 5. Need and Use Energy 6. Grow and Change