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Last regular test grade for this nine weeks will be on Tuesday, December 12.

Nine weeks test grade will be our compostion notebooks, and they will be taken up on December 13th and returned after the Holiday Break.

Week at a Glance:

December 4th - 8th

Monday: Finishing our in class dichotomous keys with partners

Tuesday: Discussing more in depth the four kingdoms under the Domain Eukarya

Wednesday: Continuing our discussion on the four kingdoms : Plantae, Protista, Fungi, and Animalia

Thursday: Bacteria and Viruses.

Friday:Quiz on notes from powerpoint packet from last week.

Homework each night is to review notes.



Classification: The act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type.

Taxonomy: The classification of something especially organisms

Taxonomists: Are scientists that identify and name organisms

Dichotomous Key: is constructed using contrasting characteristics to divide the organisms in the key into smaller and smaller groups; each time a choice is made, a number of organisms are eliminated. If sufficient characteristics are contrasted, the number of possibilities for the identity of the unknown organism is eventually reduced to one



If you have any questions you may contact me at misty.ferrell@dcsms.org