1.5 Genetics and Gregor
Life Science for Seventh Graders: The Podcast
by Meghan Houk
1y ago
This episode covers 1.5 in our textbooks about Genetics and Gregor Mendel --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/meghan-houk/message ..read more
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1.3 From a Cell to an Organism, Plus some Prokaryotes
Life Science for Seventh Graders: The Podcast
by Meghan Houk
1y ago
This covers chapter 3 in our textbook, Life Science.  Here's our vocab words to listen for: Cell cycle - the cycle of growth, development, and division that most of your cells go through Interphase - the phase of growth, development, and replication of organs Mitosis- part of the mitotic phase: when the nucleus and its contents divide Cell differentiation - the process by which cells become different types of cells Stem cell - the unspecialized cells in animals that develop into the different types of cells Tissue - groups of similar types of cells that work together to carry out specific ..read more
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Interview with a Biologist: Michael the Wildlife Tech
Life Science for Seventh Graders: The Podcast
by Meghan Houk
1y ago
In this episode, I interview my friend Michael, who is a wildlife technician in Arizona!  Join us to hear Michael tell us about his favorite animal, the Sperm Whale, his job working with Masked Bobwhite, and the importance of conservation.   Listen for this vocab word:  Extirpation:  Local extinction; when a species dies out in a certain area --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/meghan-houk/message ..read more
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1.2.4 Cells, Energy, and Wildfires
Life Science for Seventh Graders: The Podcast
by Meghan Houk
1y ago
This episode explains how cells convert food into energy, and explores how living things are connected, and why we might care about people, plants, or animals that we've never seen.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/meghan-houk/message ..read more
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1.2.2 The Cell
Life Science for Seventh Graders: The Podcast
by Meghan Houk
1y ago
This episode covers the two types of cells: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells, and the structures and organelles that work together to be the cell! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/meghan-houk/message ..read more
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Interview with a Biologist: Erica the Physician's Assistant
Life Science for Seventh Graders: The Podcast
by Meghan Houk
1y ago
I interviewed Erica Sutton (who also happens to be my sister) about her career as a Physician's Assistant.  In this episode, Erica told us about what a PA does, how they help people, and answered some questions about what a virus like COVID-19 does to your body and how people like her help us stay healthy!   Erica's favorite organism is a Tulip Tree.  It's scientific name is Liriodendron tulipifera. (Note that this scientific name, as well as the following one, should be italicized, but does not show that way in all formats) Erica is a human and works mainly with humans, and the ..read more
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1.2.1 Cells and Life
Life Science for Seventh Graders: The Podcast
by Meghan Houk
1y ago
This podcast goes along with Chapter 2, Lesson 1 in our Life Science textbook.  Here is the vocab you need to know:  Cell theory: all living thing are made of one or more cells, the cell is the smallest unit of life, and all new cells come from preexisting cells Macromolecule: many small molecules joined together Nucleic acid: macromolecules that form when long chains of nucleotides join together, contain genetic information (DNA, RNA) Protein: long chains of amino acids that do different jobs in cells Lipid: large molecules that don't dissolve and create a protective barrier aroun ..read more
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1.1 Q&A
Life Science for Seventh Graders: The Podcast
by Meghan Houk
1y ago
Q&A With Caleb Lankford (Science Teacher and Science Expert) Here are the questions we talked about in this episode:   What is a protist?  What is homeostasis and how does it differ from response to stimuli? Is the COVID-19 virus a living organism? Would a zombie be considered a living organism? Here is Caleb's list of favorite organisms.  You can do an internet search if you want to see what each looks like! Anamalia:  Enhydra lutris (Sea Otter) Plantae: Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia Creeper) Fungi: Panellus stipticus (Bitter Oyster) Protista: Macr ..read more
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1.1.2 Classifying Organisms
Life Science for Seventh Graders: The Podcast
by Meghan Houk
1y ago
This lesson covers the material from Unit 1 Chapter 1 Lesson 2: Classifying Organisms in our Life Science textbook.  You can read more about this material on pages 18-24.   Vocab Binomial nomenclature:  The system that gives each organism a Two-word scientific name, and the name of its species Species: A group of organisms that has similar traits and are able to produce fertile offspring Genus: A group of similar species Classify:  Sort into groups of similar characteristics Taxonomy:  The branch of science concerned with classification, especially the classification ..read more
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1.1.1 Characteristics of Life
Life Science for Seventh Graders: The Podcast
by Meghan Houk
1y ago
This podcast covers 1.1.1 Characteristics of Life in our Life Science textbook.  If you want to see this material in a different way, read pages 6-15 in your textbook! Focus Words: Organism, Cell, Unicellular, Multicellular, Homeostasis  Bonus Words:  Stimuli/Stimulus, Tropism --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/meghan-houk/message ..read more
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