Wednesday, December 18, 2013


   In our unit of cells and systems, my class  and I are learning about different diseases. Kurtis and I are doing Bronchitis. Other groups are doing other diseases, but I'm just going to focus on Bronchitis because that's the only one I know about.
   Bronchitis is a disease that affects the Mucus membrane of the bronchi(The bronchi is located in the upper portion of your lungs. Some symptoms include Coughing(it is the main symptom), chest pain, wheezing, shortness of breath, inflammation of the bronchi, runny nose and chills. There are 2 types of Bronchitis, Acute and Chronic. Acute last for about 3 weeks while Chronic last for 3 months. If you have Bronchitis, most treatments are self care. Like getting more rest, drinking more fluids, and breathing in warm air. There are some medications, like antibiotics, cough medication and other medication. You can't protect yourself from this disease, but there are steps you can take to help. You can stop or never stop smoking, avoid second had smoke, dust and polluted air, and you can get the yearly flu shot.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

dangerous diseases

we are laning adt Immune system.
We are learning about the Immune System.

we are doing a project heaet failure
We are doing a project on heart failure.

myocarditis is  inflammation of the heaet muscle.
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle.
myocarditis  is an ainfectionof the heaet musde.
Myocarditis is an infection of the heart muscle.
myocarditis seriovsand it weaken the heart.
Myocarditis is serious. It weakens the heart.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Teaser Answers

Here are the answers to all the teasers.

Teaser Number 1: 11 cartons total
7 large boxes (7 x 8 = 56 boxes)
4 small boxes (4x10 = 40 boxes
11 total cartons and 96 boxes

Teaser Number 2:
No time, the wall is already built. There is no need to build it again.
Teaser Number 3:
Roosters don't lay no eggs!
Teaser Number 4:
Teaser Number 5:  6. That is the number of letters in the spelling of each number!

Math Riddles and Teasers


1. How is the moon like a dollar?
They both have 4 quarters!

2.Why didn't the quarter roll down the hill with the nickel?
Because it had more "cents"

3. Why is 6 afraid of 7?
Because 7 (8) 9

4.What did one math book say to the other?
Don't bother me I've got my own problems!


1.The Merchant

A merchant can place 8 large boxes or 10 small boxes into a carton for shipping.
In one shipment, he sent a total of 96 boxes. If there are more large boxes than small boxes, how many cartons did he ship?

(Tip) He uses both boxes more then once.

2. It takes ten men ten hours to build a certain wall. How long does it take five men to build the same wall?

3. If a rooster laid 13 eggs, and the farmer took 8 of them, and then another rooster laid 12 eggs and 4 of them were rotten, how many of the eggs were left?

4. I am an odd number; take away an alphabet and I become even. What number am I?

5. So you think you're good at math? Complete the sequence: 1=3, 2=3, 3=5, 4=4, 5=4, 6=3, 7=5, 8=5, 9=4, 10=3, 11=?, 12=?

The answers can be found at,

The Black Death

THE Black Death

all of the people were died from the Black Death  and the doctor can tell  the side effects
There were a lot of people who died from the Black Death. A Doctor can tell you the side effects of the Black Death.
 ,7500 people had die from the black  Death chicer had die and gile and boy and mom and bod
7,500 people had died from the Black Death. Children had died and girls and boys and mom and dad.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Immune System - Diseases Project

Today we are finishing our projects in the Immune System. We are finishing our research so it can get approved by our teacher. Me and my partner Gabrielle is doing Leukaemia. We are partnered into groups and we each have our own Diseases were researching. I picked Leukaemia because i wanted to learn a little bit more about cancer and teach others what i know.

 So basically we have to put our projects in our own words and make sure its not right of wikipedia or something like that. When we think were finish finding all of out research me go to our teacher and she approves of our work. If there are any big words we have to make sure we understand them. We are suppose to add a you tube video to our project. Just so our video could do a little bit of explaining.

We had to get links and titles and what year the information was from and for pictures. For me it felt like ages when we had to copy down all the information. In our own words we had define what leukaemia was in 50 words. We had to tell what it our disease effected and what the side effects are. We had to write what could prevent us from getting the disease. If there are any treatments and how would you find out if you had the disease. We had to list five interesting facts about the disease and just find a you tube video. That's what we had to do for our information. When we found all the information we had to pick a choice of presenting it. Gabrielle and I picked a power point, and some other students pick to present wit poster paper.

This is basically what the information paper looked like.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bacterial Disease's

Today we are continuing on researching our bacterial disease's (if you click on the purple words, it will take you back to Steven's post and it will give you more information on what we had to search up). Some of the bacterial disease's we had to look up were: Leprosy (it causes damage to limbs, face, respiratory system,and blindness), leukaemia, diabetes, the black plague, rabies...etc. (I only put some information on the one because Jade and I searched it, and other groups searched the other ones.). The research part of the project is due for tomorrow, but the whole project is due on the 17-18. this project is going to be presented as either a power point, poster, prezzie, play, video, or any way we want.

P.S. Our class is trying to get 2000 viewers, and if we reach our goal we get a party, so if you know anyone how might be interested, could you PLEASE  ask them to to check it out!

Friday, December 06, 2013

Disease Project

Today in class we started a research project about diseases. We all chose a partner and then we chose a disease to research. We have to find out what causes the disease and then what kind of disease. What part of the body it affects, find images of the disease affecting the body. What are the side affects, what can be done to prevent the disease. What are the treatments for the disease, how does someone find out they have the disease. What are five interesting facts about the disease, find a picture of what the disease is.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Bill Nye - Germs

Today in class we watched a Bill Nye the Science Guy video about Germs and how they affect your body. There are three different types of germs they are Bacteria, a Virus, and Pathogen.  Bacteria can have a positive or negative effect on your body, a Virus usually has a negative effect on your body, and Pathogen is a type of bacteria that causes a disease, so it has a negative effect.  Your body’s first defence system fights against things that harm you and can tell whether something is negative or not. Your body’s second defence system just knows if something is negative. The anti-body attach to the germs so the white blood cells can know to attack the germs (the anti-bodies and white blood cells work together to defeat the germs).

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Immune System and Germs

    Today we started a new part in our Science unit of cells. We started talking about how our body natural pretects itself, things like barfing, sneezing, coughing, etc. We also talked about the immune system and germs. We talked about bacteria which are Uni-cellular organisms that can affect the human body in both a negative or positive way. Another type of germ we learned about was a virus. A virus is a multi-cellular organism that when it enters an organism it takes over, or infects, a cell that is already in the organisms body, usually in a negative way. Pathogen was another germ we talked about. When a bacteria affects you in a negative way (like a disease) , the bacteria is refered to as pathogen. You are probably wondering what your body does to prevent these things, well we learned about that to. Our first defence's are things like your skin, earwax,saliva, and gastric acids (in your stomach). They aren't very reliabal though because they will try to stop both negative and positive germs, and they don't stop every germ. The quicker your body can catch germs at this defence level, the better. Your body's second defence comes into play once germs get through the first defence and into the blood stream. The secondary defence is much more agressivethen the first. They can tell the differece between negative and positive germs and target all the negative germs.     

Mathlete Friday

Mathlete Fridays
Can you answer some of the math teasers?
   1) A ship anchored in a port has a ladder which hangs over the side. The length of the ladder is 200cm, the distance between each rung in 20cm and the bottom rung touches the water. The tide rises at a rate of 10cm an hour. When will the water reach the fifth rung?

   2) I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?

3) A school bus travels from Veldhoven to Roosendaal. There are four children in the bus. Each child has four backpacks with him. There are four dogs sitting in each backpack. Every dog has four puppies with her. All these dogs have four legs, with four toes at each leg.

Heres a little funny math picture!!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Today we started a new unit!!  We started off by reviewing what we visited so far!
We reviewed ~The Six Characteristics of life
                      ~Cell Theory
                      ~Animal and Plant cells
                      ~Medicine Wheel
                      ~ How Cells Move ---How Cells Move (Different blog)
                      ~The Heart
When we finished, we decided to watch "The Heart" By Mr Parr.

We then made our own Wordle Review! This is the outcome of our hard work!! We all carefully chose words and (of course) we all had our input on the colours.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Have A Heart
Todays class we were working on a work sheet called Have A Heart. We had to label some of the parts of the heart, such as: Left atrium, Right atrium, Left ventricle, Right ventricle, Body capillaries, Lung capillaries, Veins, Heart and the arterys.  (Sorry that the picture is on its side)

Have a Heart!(2013).created by McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltm. picture taken by myself

Can you anwser some of the questions?
1) Which side of the heart collects blood from the body and pumps it to the lungs?
2) Which chamber receives blood form the lungs?
3) Which ventricle is more muscular, the right or the left?
UNIT: Cells and Systems

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


PROCEDURE         For our experiment we went into Mr. Hazelwoods lab. When we got there, we saw fullgrown bulls heart sitting in a pan, a scalple, cool frog aprons, and plastic gloves. We also had a pair of scissors, but we never used them. We were told the rules of the lab and what we were supposed to do to the heart. After we found out which way the heart was facing, Kurtis started recording. Paul labeled the exterior parts of the heart. After he was finished, Steven started to cut the heart (carefully) in half with the scalple. Once steven cut open the heart, Mrs. Thompson told us that the chambers were cleaned out. It turns out there was a very andry women in Rorkton, Manitoba that got the hearts with all the veins and openings where al the valves were. She was supposed to serve them to people too (I would NEVER eat a heart!!). After that wierd story We poked around inside a little bit. It was pretty cold and slimey. When we were done ME labled the internal parts of the heart. Then DEZ labeled the blood flow with some yarn. Than we plated with it a little more. Our next step was to cut of all of the  fat and predict how much fat to muscle there was in total. We were told to turn it into a percent, a fraction and a decimal. When we finished we took the heart to Mrs. Thompson, off our gloves and aprons, washed out the pans and utensils,  washed down the tables, and washed our hands.

DATA       Over all we think we did pretty good (eventhough ME was very discusted). We predicted the heart was about 30% fat, and 70% muscle. (30% = 3/10 = 0.3) We all agree the heart is very complex and intricate.

CONCLUSION       In conclusion we found out that the heart is very interesting. It is a a very powerful muscle. We think our experiment wnt pretty smoothly. Nobody threwup (although ME was close), nobody got hurt, and  it was pretty fun. We learned alot about how the heart works, and how a real  heart looks like! We found this experiment alot more helpful than writing a bunch of notes for helping us understand the matters of the heart. Overall it was a pretty terrific day.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Main Muscle!

                                                        The Main Muscle
                                            Dez, Steven,Kurt,Paul and ME!!!

Abstract: Have you ever wondered what the muscle keeping you alive looks like. It is not shaped like the heart we all know how to draw. It looks more like a football shape. Guess what? We cut open a full grown heart! It was kind of hard, but some parts were squishy! Our goal was too what a heart acutally looks like in real life, instead of just seeing pictures.

 Work in progress to be completed November 20th

Friday, November 15, 2013

MATHLETE FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                   Using only addition, how do you add eight 8’s and get the number 1000?


          Sally is 54 years old and her mother is 80, how many years ago was Sally’s mother three times her age?


           There is a basket containing 5 apples, how do you divide the apples among 5 children so that each child has 1 apple while 1 apple remains in the basket?

       There is a three digit number. The second digit is four times as big as the third digit, while the first digit is three less than the second digit. What is the number?


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

First Formal Lab Rules

    HEART DISSECTION DISCUSSION                                             

Each person writes one of following:(Can use notes from binder)
                               -labels exterios parts
                              -labels interios parts
                               -labels blood flow
              one person cuts with the scapel
must cut correctly to see four chambers of heart
we also discussedwhat we would seeand how we should do this.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


This is our heart! We are finished and this is our final copy. We all agreed that this is the best that we could posibly do. It follows all of the standards that are needed.

( click STANDARDS THAT  to see the standards!)

BY ME!! was responsible for drawing the original copy of the heart, and labeling most of the diagrams.

Dez had drawn the rough copy of the internal part of the heart, decorated, and she also wrote down the way the blood flows.

Josee outlined the second heart of the good copy, helped colour, decorate and read the information for BY ME!! to write it down.

Landen helped colour, outline, and he read off information.

HAVE A HEART. (2013) uploaded by Landen..available at Mrs.T's Classroom: OUR HEART!!!

HAVE A HEART. (2013) uploaded by Landen..available at Mrs.T's Classroom: OUR HEART!!!

Friday, November 08, 2013

Heart Diagram

We are working on our heart diagrams. So far most groups have gotten to making their good copy on big poster paper. There are supposed to be two hearts, that are exactly the same size, but showing exterior and interior. To make the first part of the heart to be almost exactly the same size as the second, we have to cut out our first heart and trace it. After we finish drawing the hearts, we are suppose to label them and alo colour them. We got some pictures to look off for when we draw our hearts, to help us get an idea of what a heart actually looks like.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Heart Diagrams

We started planing out haert diagrams of interrior and exterrior in our table groups of three or four.
Our marks are out of 40.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The Box of Mystery

The amount of blood thats in our body

In the box of mystery, we are looking at the amount of blood that is in  our body. There is about six quarts of blood in our whole body at one time.

In one day our blood travels 11,999.994 miles around our whole body. We determend this by walking across the school from end to end. then we multiplyed our aswer by 84507

Friday, November 01, 2013


 celebrate                                                              we  are  celebrate  bks  we  got  over 1000 pg. 
We are celebrating because we got over 1,000 page views.
we are  lren adot  now  the hart .
We are now learning about the heart.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

its smower-- It's smelly

Science is fun to work in.

SUOSM AND SMTM our fun to loer
Cells and Systems are fun to learn.

It smells good.

Diffusion conclusion! The lab report by Dez!

Diffusion Conclusion

ABSTRACT- It’s amazing that when you paint your nails in the house, how the fumes spread throughout your home and soon enough, you have a bunch of annoying family, bugging you to stop! Ever wonder how those dreadful fumes travel right to your family’s noses? It is the work of diffusion!

          HYPOTHESIS- Science is so overrated. You think of those people in lab coats, looking over gizmos beeping at any given moment. Really, it is as simple as a ‘little’ perfume spreading throughout the classroom. Everyone can smell it but how long does it take to flow everywhere in the room? My first hypothesis was that it would take about 5 minutes… I wasn’t completely wrong.

          PROCEDURE- We came up with this awesome experiment, as a class, to test how long it takes perfume particles to diffuse 6meters and 69centimeters. We used a timer and when the people at the end of the distance smelled the scent, the timer went off. The surroundings of our experiment were in a classroom, with a regular heating system. It took a while for even the people in between the distance to smell it!

          DATA- The data we observed included the 2minutes and 3seconds that it took for the perfume particles to travel and the 6meters and 69centimeters as the distance for the particles to travel through.

          CONCLUSION- Now that we know that scent particles do diffuse throughout places that are available to it. Now that we know this, we should just go outside and paint our nails! We can give those particles a chance to diffuse across the universe!

                                      (written) October 23rd 2013



Brilliant   smells

ABSTRACT:    Ever wonder just how fast your perfume travels?

We did an experiment to see how long it would take for perfume to travel from one table to another. My guess was that it would take five minutes to travel from table to table. Turns out, J-Lo’s perfume travels fast! How long do YOU think it would take for perfume to travel six meters and 69 centimeters?


Procedure:         To start off, Mrs. Thompson brought some perfume to the class. She faces diagonally to the door and squirted the bottle twice. As she squirted, Landen set his iPhone timer. Instantly, Ethan smelt the perfume and raised his hand. Soon after, more and more students started lifting their hands. After about one minute after the two squirts, I smelt the perfume and lifted my hand. After about another minute, Jade and Landen lifted their hands, and the timer stopped. It took two minutes and three seconds for Jade and Landen to smell the perfume. After the experiment, almost everyone left the room because the scent of the perfume was very strong!


            Data:   The results were that it took two minutes and three seconds for perfume to travel six meters and 69 centimeters. To be exact, for two squirts of perfume.


Conclusion:       Although my estimate of five minutes was very wrong, and the real answer was two minutes and three seconds, this was fun. I thought that the perfume particles would have taken longer to go from the high concentration areas, to the low ones and that’s why I guessed five minutes. I learned that perfume actually travels quite fast! Also I learned more about diffusion! This experiment taught me that diffusion is when a substance spreads around and kind of takes over the area! Also now we know that perfume can really stink up the place!


October 23 2013

Lab report

Sniff, Sniff hooray

Abstract    Ladies! Have you ever wondered how long it took that beautiful smelling perfume to get across the room? Well my classmates and I tested this experiment. We discovered the time it took, and we want to share it with you. Before we go any further can you guess how long it took?

Procedure    First Mrs. Thompson sprayed two squirts of perfume from one desk to another as you can see on my diagram at the bottom of the page. You can see how we started and finished.  We all waited until we could smell it, when we smelled it we had to raise our hands. It went into different directions, on my opinion I found it odd how everyone smelled it first. Before we sprayed the perfume we set a timer. We set the timer to report how long it took to get from start to finish. When we did our experiment it was a great success.

Data    When we tested he experiment we got a total of two minutes and three seconds. That’s how long it took to get the perfume to the finish line.

Conclusion    When Mrs. Thompson sprayed the bottle and the scent let loose that was the best part. After Mrs. Thompson sprayed the perfume we all waited like puppy does trying to get the first sniff of air. When we finished our experiment we all left to get some fresh air. We left the class room like we were getting evacuated because of a fire drill. Before we did the experiment I guessed a total of 55 seconds but I was wrong, and off but it didn’t matter because it was just a guess. Overall it was very fun, and I think you should try it to.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

            Emma St. Paul

Difusion experiment!!!

Diffusion: featuring my nose!!


Abstract:   How quickly does diffusion happen? This is a question you might ask yourself one day. We conducted an experiment! I predicted it would take 2 minutes for two sprits of perfume to travel 6 meters and 69 centimeters.
Procedure: Mrs. Thompson stood on one side of the desks and sprayed the perfume twice (one in front of her and one to the side). Landen started his phone timer. Ethan smelled it first, and almost suffocated. Whenever somebody smelled the perfume they put their hand up. It took a while before somebody else smelled the aroma. It was kind of weird because Emma was in front of me, but I smelled it first. Eventually Jade and Landen smelled the perfume!

Data:          The scent of the perfume traveled 6 meters and 69 centimeters (in a straight line) in a total of 2 minutes and 3 seconds time! (I was pretty close!)

Conclusion:  I was right!! I predicted it would take 2 minutes for perfume particles to travel across the desks! It actually took 2 minutes and three seconds, but I was very close (3 seconds off!). I think I was right because of the length it was traveling. If we measured a bit longer or shorter it would have changed the results. Also, the ventilation system might have affected the results a little bit too.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

lab reports

scne is  rell fun and  enrat  ;
Science is really fun and interesting.
wring  in our  pist  adt prfm  our  lab reports 
We are working on our projects about perfume. Our lab reports.

good lall  perfume
Good smelling perfume.

tall ifre dab
Tell everybody.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Today we keped working on our lab report (when we sprayed the perfume from across the desks).
 The layout of our report is like this:
Report Title
Scientist name
-2-5 sentences
-draw people in
-the "movie trailer"
-DON'T give everything away
-explain the experiment FULLY
-draw pictures (if you need to)
-be as spicific as posible
-the results
-incluide diagrams/charts
-summarize/wrap it all up
-Relate back to the hypothesis
-5-7 sentences

I took this picture of my THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD on Mrs.T phone in 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Lab reports! Hot off the press! Experiment Success!!!

Today we did an awesome experiment!

This was a part of our unit that demonstrates diffusion of cells. We used the scientific method and documented the experiment.
1 (Ask a question) Togather, as a class, we came up with the question "How quickly does diffusion happen?".
2 (Form a hypothesis) We all did a seperate hypothesis, my hypothesis was "I think it will take at most 5 minutes for the perfume particles to diffuse."
3 (Create an experiment) As a class, we came up with the experiment to take a perfume bottle and sprayed it twice. We would use a timer to time how long it takes for the perfume particles to travel from one side of the room, to the other! In the end, it took 2 minutes and three seconds!
4 (Observe and record data) We all observed the experiment and the data was in the time. '2 minutes and 3 seconds'.
5 (Analyze and conclude) We conclude that it would not be safe to release a scent without people in the class not smelling it within a matter of minutes.
6 (Communicate the results) We are all now making lab reports based on this experiment!
We also learned how to make people want to read our reports!
We learned that we need:  -A catchy title
                           -A abstract sentance that relates to the title and connects it to our experiments
                            -A summery of our experiment and the procedure taken
                            -A summery of the data taken
                            -A conclusion
                             - We also need to keep in mind our audience

Mathlete Friday Brainteaser

Today the Grade 8 Math class is writing their unit test on Rational Numbers.
If finished early, here is an interesting video to get you thinking about one of our next units.
Please share your thoughts in the comment section!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Osmosis is the movement of WATER through a selectively premeable membrane.Only the water is allowed to move through.

Diffusionthe movement of PARTICLES from an area of high concentration to lower concentraton.

Selectively Permeable is a movement where only CERTAIN materials can pass through.
Some things can move,some can't.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

How things move in between cells

Today the class was separated into four group and you had to choose which topic you wanted to talk about, there was Diffusion, osmosis and permeable.

Diffusion: is when particles move in all directions and spread apart evenly.

Osmosis: the diffusion is of water through a permeable membrane is osmosis.

Permeable: is whether it lets things through.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Medicine Wheel

We are working on our version of a medicine wheel by making a poster. We are looking at our aboriginal point of view on how we are alive. One perspective we have looked at are cells.  Another thing we have looked at are four things in balance Mental, Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical.

October 11,2013

Rational Numbers!!!!

This week we learnt about rational numbers.
A rational number is a number that can be simplified as a fraction.
eg.)0.354354354... is a rational number because it keeps repeating 354, as a fraction it would be 354/999. 4 is a rational number because its 4.000 and zero is repeating, its fraction would be 4/1.
a rational number is not a number that is not repeating the same number
eg.) pie is not a rational number because it doesn't repeat the same number.
a rational number can be ether a decimal, fraction, or an integer.

There is a rule of "9", and the rule is:
1.) figure out if its repeating one. two, three...digit numbers. 
2.) rewrite what is repeating, and have 9 as the denominator if it is a one digit #, if it's a two digit # it would be 99. ect.
eg,) 0.354354354, since its a three digit # it would be 354/999.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Aboriginal Perspective

Unit rewiew (cells and systems)

We did a unit review in science, in what we leaned so far, we only took two points of notes.
Another perspective on life is Canada's first nations perspective and that's centred on the medicine wheel.
  • Centred around idea of balance
  • Harmony between mental emotion, physical, and spiritual components.
Second, we went over Medicine wheel and what it was, and what it was for. we are working on making are own medicine wheels.

medicine wheel. (2012).
uploaded by Andrea Bear Nicholas.
available at

Friday, October 04, 2013

three kinds of cells.

Today we explored this website and leared about three kinds of cells, we also finished old work.

What would Grandi Say?

I challenge you...
  Figure out this equation using Grandi's theory!

       1-1+1-1+1-1+1-1+1-1+1-1+1-1+1-1+1..........    (p.s it goes on forever... and ever...and ever...!!)

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Today we made edible cells. Their was four groups, two groups made animal cells and the other two made plant cells. We used cool whipped cream x2, cookies, licorice, mints, jelly donuts, fruit gushers x2, kit kat x3, sour patch kids, fruit roll ups, icingx2 and gummy worms.
These are the photos:

Animal Cells                                                                    

Gummy Worms=Mitocondria
Fruit Gushers=Vacuoles
Fruit by the Foot=Cell  Membrane
Licorice=Endoplasmic Reticulum
Kit Kat= Gogli Bodies

Sour Patch Kids=Little Dots
Fruit Roll up=Endoplasmic Reticulum
Whip Cream=Cytoplasm

 Plant Cells
Licorice=Cell Membrane
Fruit Roll up (Tye Dye)= Cell Wall
Jelly Donut=Nucleous
Fruit Gushers=Vacuoles
Sour Patch Kids=Mitchondria
Cool Whip=Cytoplasm
Fruit Roll up (Red)=Endoplasmic Reticulum

Pan= Cell Membrane
Fruit Roll up =Cell Wall
Chocolate Cookie=Nucleus
Fruit Gusher=Vacuole
Sour Patch Kids=Mitchondria
Kit Kats=Cytoplasm
Licorice=Endoplasmic Reticulum

Friday, September 27, 2013

Today in Science class, I made up my own cell. My cell is a "Cancer resistant cell." :)

There was a question that Mrs. Thompson asked me when I made it, and the question was,
"Why is it Cancer Resistant?"

I made a paragraph about my cell and why it is "Cancer resistant."
Well first of all, if the membrane in cell the was bigger, it would be better protection from any cancerous cells. In the case that any cancerous cells got inside these cells, there would be more vacuoles which would be better waste removal. (cancer cells) If the cancer cells were still inside these cells, well the more vacuoles could store the cancer cells away so they do not spread to any other cells! More cytoplasm in these cells would make more oxygen for people just in case they are having trouble breathing IF they had cancer. These cells would have more endoplasmic reticulum so the cancerous cells could move out of the cells waaayyy faster than with just little endoplasmic reticulum. (IF there were cancerous cells.) Also if there was more mitochondria, people with cancer would have a lot more energy. A bigger nucleus in these cells would overall give better control for the cells.
This is a tumour forming in a cell.
Cancer cells don't stop growing. (2013) uploaded by cancerhelp UK. available at

Designing A Cell

Cells and Systems

Designing A Cell

Today we made a chart to plan out an Editable Cell. We came up with up with many options for parts of the cell.

Cell Membrane- Icing, Pan, Fruit Sheet

Nucleus- Cookie, Orange, Donut, Popcorn Ball, Cupcake

Vacuole- One Big Fruit Gusher, Grapes

Mitochondria- Gummy Hotdogs

Cell Wall- Icing, Rice Krispy, Kit Kat, Cookie Dough, Carrots, Celery 

Cytoplasm- Jell-O, Cake, Pudding, Food Colored Cool Whip 

Chloroplasts- Celery, Gumdrops, Kiwi

Kids have broken up into groups of four, and each group will create one cell. We will start our creations on Tuesday and work on them for two days.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

UNIT:  Cells and Systems

Today we reviewed the differences between plant cells and animal cells.
(ex)    PLANT CELL&ANIMAL CELLS- both have:
-cell membrane(skin)
-Endoplasmic Reticulum(freeway)
-mitochondria(breaks down your food)

PLANTS ONLY(otherthan the ones above)
-cell walls(extra shell)

We also drew a cell. It could ither draw a plant cell, or an animal cell.
parts of a cell plant. (2013) uploaded by unknown.available at

cell-animal.(2009) uploaded by Amobamike. Available at

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cells of plants and animals

Today we started talking about plant and animal cells and where the pictures that where taped around the classroom belonged on the board. We started doing notes and talking about the cells about the surroundings and protects the cell of the cell membrane. Cytoplasm moves oxygen and food to different parts of the cell. we talked about nucleus and how it's the brain of the cell and it contrals all the cells and what it does. The vcuole is a place in the cell that where all the food or the waste or anything eles that the cell does not need right away. Endoplasmic reticulum foldes the membrane that creates a highway for the cytoplasm and it helps move all the materiaks to the different areas and also in the outside of the cell. The mitochondria breaks down food and relases energy. Cell wall plants are the only cells that have cell walls and have thicker portection beside the cell wall. Chloroplants plant cells only allow cells to use photosynthesis and provides energy from sunlight.

Illustration Of A Generalized Plant Cell (2013) up loaded by W.P. Armstrong.

3D cells (2013) Uploaded by turbosquid

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cells and Systems

- Cell Theory
Scientists can only make discoveries in a labratory with white coats and science gizmos that go beep .
-There are three parts of cell theory.
-1 All organisms are composed of one or more cells
-2 The cell is the basic unit of structure and organization in organisms
-3 all cells come from pre existing cells.
- Who named the cell
-A Robert Hooke
- B Robert Redford
-C Robert Smith
-D Robert Deniro
-Which sientist realized that, by studing sampels under a microscope, all animmals are made up of cells
-A Rudolf Virchow
-B Robert Remak
-C Theodor Schwann
-D Isaac Newton 
Comment the answers if you know them.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Six Characteristics

UNIT: Cells and Systems

The six characteristics are:

-Made of cells
There are two types of cells, Unicellular and Multicellular. Unicellular means when an organism is made up of only one cell. Multicellular means when an organism is made up of two or more cells.

-Organized in a pattern
Organisms are kind of like onions, because they have many layers.

-Multicellular organisms
-organ systems

-Uses energy
There are two different types of energy. There is Chemical Energy and Light Energy. Chemical Energy is used by animals and humans, while Light Energy is used by plants.

The inside of you stays the same, no matter what's happening around you. When its cold outside, your body reacts by shivering. When it is hot out, your body reacts by sweating.

-Growth and develop
The cells grow and get bigger, and as the organisms grows, more cells grow too. You develop and get specialized.(like organs)

There are two types of reproduction. Asexual, and sexual. For Asexual, you only need one parent, while as in sexual, you need two parents!

Now a video, from Mr.Parr!