Archive for the ‘Year 8’ category

Yabba Dabba Doo – Rock world

May 14, 2012

Going back through to the rock age is a flat out task.

When you are rocking through the ages don’t try to compress it all at once as it might solidify your brain. Instead an easy approach over a few occasions will layer your understanding leaving clear remnant knowledge throughout each step.

Did you understand the introduction comment? If not read it again after you have an understanding of the subject knowledge required.


Up-celling yourself

April 6, 2012

We have nearly finished our studies into the structure of cells, including both animal and plant cells. We also have learned how to use a microscope, looking at onion skin cells (Here are some pictures if you are missing them: Unstained 100x, Unstained 400x, Stained 100x, Stained 400x.

We’ve also looked at the parts of the cell, including the simplified internal parts – such as the organelles like the mitochondria, nucleus, chloroplasts, vacuoles, endoplasmic reticulum (E.R) and ribosomes, and cell structures like the membrane, cytoplasm and cell wall. You have also worked on learning what these parts look like, and what they do (their functions). You (should!) have submitted a 3-D model and cell analogy, demonstrating both that you know what the parts look like and what they do – it is important that you know these concepts and terms, and that they appear in your glossary, because there will be a test coming up soon…

I’ve attached something to help you understand and remember the parts of the cell below the fold; you may be familiar with it…