Today we began the final unit in science: microbiology. While the name itself connotes cells, organelles, and such; the reality is actually misleading. This one focuses more on vitamins and minerals, health and nutrition......that sort of thing. But first, we had the literacy focus and the warm-up:
After the warm-up, the students took the final notes of the year.
Vitamins - nutrients that the body needs to work properly Minerals - nutrients that the body needs to work properly Humans need foods that include proteins, carbohydrates, and fats,
which are big food molecules that offer energy, help with growth and repair, and play specific roles in maintaining your health.
Exercise - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit We get the energy they need to grow and develop properly when we eat healthy food and exercise
Energy - the ability to do work
Growth – gradual changes in organisms throughout their lives, an increase of something
Repair – the act of putting something back in working order
Healthy - being physically and mentally sound
Diet – the food and drink consumed by animals and humans
Supplements – added vitamins and nutrients to food
Nutrients – things in food that nourishes and provides your body with what it needs
Carbohydrates - sugars, starch, and fiber compounds
Fat - big food molecules that stores energy
Protein - used to repair cells in the body
Food – what we eat and drink that provides both nutrients and energy Protein – a nutrient that builds, maintains, and replaces the tissues in your body; the building blocks of cells
Food group – a way of organizing food by where it comes from
Digest - turning food into energy and allowing your body to absorb the nutrients that it needs from it
The weekly parent email has been sent out and is archived where all of the previous emails are stored.
I have decided, due to a lot of student interest, to start supporting the mobile app soon. I am working on an end-of-year science online practice test that I can embed both on this website and on the mobile app. Once it goes live, I will be sending out information on it.