Flores, Melissa

Ms. Flores

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Ms. Flores

Room 213

Living Environment Science

7th & 8th grade

mfata@yonkerspublicschools.org

Hours of Availability: 9:00am-2:00 pm

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Living Environment Syllabus

  1. Flores

Topic 1: Lab Safety

Topic 2: Scientific method

  • Observing
  • Inferring
  • Classifying
  • Compare/ contrast
  • Interpreting data
  • Creating tables/ graphs
  • Variables
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Designing experiments

Topic 3: Cells

  • Organelles
  • Receptor molecules
  • Diffusion state lab

Topic 4: DNA

  • Ribosomes make protein
  • Synthesis
  • Enzymes
  • Genetic engineering
  • Gene expression
  • Relationships/ biodiversity state lab

 

Topic 5: Reproduction

  • Asexual
  • Sexual
    • Stages of development
    • Mitosis/meiosis
    • Mutations only affect gametes
    • Repro systems

 Topic 6: Homeostasis

  • Systems
  • Metabolism
  • Plant Regulation
  • Making connections state lab

Topic 7: Diseases/ Immune system

Topic 8: Natural Selection/ Evolution

  • Biodiversity
  • Dichotomous key
  • Beaks of Finches state lab

Topic 9: Food web/ Food Pyramid

  • Biosphere/energy
  • Carrying capacity/ limiting factor
  • Succession

Topic 10: Human Impact/ Invasive species

Topic 11: Present Science Fair