Wed Oct 14th

General Plan:

  • Please begin downloading the Fever and Homeostasis video clip as soon as you start your computer (save it to your desktop).  Check to see if it’s already in your S-drive folder, and if it is, just drag it to your desktop.
  • Today we will be considering factors which affect the normal state of balance (or Homeostasis) in the bodies of living organisms
  • We will also be reviewing vocabulary and other information related to our current topics using Study Stacks
  • There will be a quiz over this material either Thurs or Fri of this week!
Links and Tasks for today: (save files to your desktop before opening!)
  1. As a class we will read and sort the articles on Hibernation and Sweating
  2. Watch the video clip called Fever and Homeostasis
  3. Compare human and animal behaviors related to temperature
  4. Please make sure you have completed these InterWrite Adaptations activities from last class and saved the file to your S-drive folder.  Check it using this key and if you made any mistakes, please correct them using the key for reference.
  5. Please make sure you have entered these terms and definitions (using your textbook glossary) into your InterActive Notebook on page 7
    • Adaptation
    • Hibernation
    • Homeostasis
    • Photosynthesis
    • Response
    • Stimulus
  6. Review the Study Stack Adaptations terms and definitions
  7. Review Photosynthesis Diagram 
  8. If you have not already done so, please create a Jason project account with your ePals information and check to make sure you can logon!  At the website, click on Register to create a new account (the red oval in the picture below) or enter your username and password to test your account access.  Please check to see if you are able to watch any of the Jason Project Video Clips.


Additional Information:
  • There are a large number of Windows Updates being released by Microsoft today.  It’s very likely that your computer will run slower than usual or restart on it’s own, so save your work frequently so you don’t lose it!
  • You will begin to see grades for the 2nd 6 weeks grading period after this upcoming weekend.  Sorry for the delay!