Posts Tagged ‘Cell structures’

Full on Science Week

September 4th, 2016 No comments

Dear Cell Experts,

Last week we did the following activities:

1. You finished the Information Gap, answered the reflection questions and then checked them against the answer key and make corrections.
2. Then you did a Socrative Quiz on the Information Gap, after which most of you started working on your Cell Infographic Analogy. This had to be thought out really well because it shows me how well you know the parts of the cell.

This week is a full Science week. You will be doing the following activities:

1. You will continue and complete your Cell Infographic Analogy. This is a Minor Assessment and you are marked on your Transfer of Learning and yourCommunication of Learning.
2. Then you will share your Infographic with the class, after which
3. You will make a Compare and Contrast BrainFrame for the similarities and differences between plant and animal cells.
4. In between, you will watch videos and play games to strengthen your understanding of the structure and function of the cell and its parts.

Enjoy the week and the new courtyard equipment!


Mrs. Vergel

Preparing Slides and Practicals

August 22nd, 2016 No comments

Hello there, Slidemakers!

This week, you will need to be in closed-toed shoes all week, and since you have Wellness in Math, this means all 4 out of 5 days in the week.  Here’s what we’re up to:
1. You will learn how to prepare onion cell and cheek cell wet mounts, and view them under the microscope. You will also prepare a pond weed slide and view its organelles.
2. You will have a Practical Assessment on preparing Wet Mounts and viewing the specimen under Low Power and High Power. This will happen 3rd lesson of the week: Wednesday for Vergel and Hamaguchi Homebases and Thursday for Beck and Benford Homebases.
3. After the Practical Assessment, you and a partner will work on a Cells Information Gap.
4. You need to start thinking about what you can compare the Cell to in your life or the things around you.

The purpose of all these activities is to understand the structures and functions of the parts that make up a cell, and to realize that these structures help the cell survive.

If you did not finish an activity during class, you have to stay for Tutorials.

Happy imagining!


Mrs. Vergel

Cells, BrainPops and Bill Nye

August 14th, 2016 No comments

15 August 2016

Hello there, Cell Investigators!

This week you have Wellness on Wednesday (Vergel HB and Hamaguchi HB), and Thursday (Beck HB and Benford HB).

1. You will continue to learn about Cells Cells and Cell Structures by watching Brain-Pop videos answering questions about them and checking your answers.
2. Then you will write a digital learning journal (#2) about what you just learned about Cells and Cell Structures.
3. You will watch a Bill Nye video about Cells and complete a Socrative quiz to check for your understanding of the concept.
4. You will also share what you learned with the rest of the class.

If you did not finish answering the questions and checking your answers for both videos at the end of the second lesson, you will have to stay for Tutorials.


Mrs. Vergel

Cells and More Cells

September 2nd, 2015 No comments

Dear Cell Scientists,

Last week, we learned how to prepare wet mounts of onion (plant) cells, cheek (animal) cells and pond weed (Elodea) cells.

If you want to review how to prepare the above slides, click on these links:

Preparing Plant and Animal Cell Slides

How to Prepare and View Elodea Wet Mount Slides

This week, you went through a practical assessment on preparing wet mounts and focusing on the cells using the low power and high power objectives of the microscope. Ms. O’Regan and I noticed that some of you might need to get your eyes checked, because what was clear to you was blurry to us.  After you get your eyes checked, we can do this practical assessment again.

You also made diagrams of the different cells that you viewed under the microscope.  You will be given up to Thursday of next week to complete and make your diagrams look good.  You also have up to Thursday next week to complete all the work you had to complete in the Science lab (this means that the Science labs and equipment will only be available until Thursday next week for tutorials).  Please schedule a time to complete all assignments during tutorials during this given time frame.

We completed the Cells Information Gap activity and Reflection sheet, and made corrections to it.  After this, we have a Socrative Quiz on the Information Gap.  To access the quiz, you need to:

* go to
a) Choose Student Login
b) Teacher Room Code: 30d6f242
c) Take until you get perfect.
d) Ignore “Waiting for Teacher” part

When the Socrative Quiz is completed, we will start our Cell Model Diagram.  The details of this will be discussed in the class.

Here is another video that you might want to watch: Bill Nye Cells

Please remember to check your Google Calendar for assignments.

And here’s a great video that might just help you improve your study habits.

The 9 Best Scientific Study Tips

Happy short week!


Mrs. Vergel

Rainy Days

August 21st, 2013 No comments

22 August 2013

Rainy days are here again!

This week, Tuesday classes were cancelled because major routes into school were flooded.  We’re back in school and ready to pick up where we left off.

Mr. Benford’s Homebase completes the microscope introduction while Mrs. Vergel’s Mr. Hamaguchi’s and Ms. O’Regan’s Homebases start with their Brain Pop on Cells and Cell Structures. We end the week with completing the Brain Pop sheets and relating the learnings to our Essential Questions.

Remember:  Brain Pop may be accessed from home until 5:00 pm.

Username and Password: ismanila

Next week we have a Monday holiday.  We continue with microscope work, this time connecting our Brain Pop with what we observe through the microscope, identifying the different organelles of the cell.  Wear closed-toed shoes.

We’ve been busy!!!

Have a warm, safe and dry long weekend!


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