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Plants

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Students will have to know the plant parts and what they do.
Pollen
Ovary
Leaves
Flowers
Stems/Branches
Roots
Fruits

Students must be able to label a flower. 

Students will also have to know about plant reproduction: asexual and sexual.

Some different ways plants are pollinated are by birds, insects, bats, and wind.

Wind-pollination is not guaranteed so they produce large amounts of pollen grains.

A wind-pollinated flower will also have small petals, large anthers, and a feathery stigma.

Vertebrates

Our new unit is on Vertebrates. We will be studying animals until the end of April.

Important Info on Vertebrates All vertebrates have a backbone.There are 5 kinds of vertebrates: fish, mammals, amphibians, birds, and reptiles. Here is a link to more information on vertebrates. Another helpful website is http://www.davidlnelson.md/Cazadero/FiveVertebrates.htm.

Fish: cold-blooded, most have scales, breath in water (gills)
Birds: warm-blooded, feathers, lay eggs
Reptiles: cold-blooded, scales, lay eggs
Amphibians: cold-blooded, start out living in water with gills and transition to land growing lungs (transition), lays eggs in water
Mammals: warm-blooded, nurse their young, fur/hair

Invertebrates are animals that do not have a backbone/spine.

Body Systems

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Our next unit will be dealing with the body systems. We will begin with reproductive, endocrine, and circulatory. Our quiz over these 3 will be Monday. Students must be able to explain how they relate to each other and work together inside the body.

Magnetism

Standards for Seasons and Magnetism Unit

Can you or have you……????

Analyze the effect of the shape of Earth and the tilt of Earth’s axis on climate Identify and model the causes of night and day Compare and contrast Earth’s day to those of other planets in our solar system Identify and model the cause of planetary years Compare and contrast Earth’s year to those of other planets in our solar system Identify and model the causes of seasons Investigate careers, scientists, and historical breakthroughs related to rotations and revolutions of bodies in space Demonstrate that Earth has a magnetic field that is detectable at the surface with a compass Compare and contrast Earth’s magnetic field to those of natural or human-made magnets with: North and South poles, lines of force Research ways in which people have used compasses
Quiz will be January 27th!

Seasons

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