Features of an offspring that result from genes passed on by parents are called traits

Behavior is usually determined partially by heredity and partially by experience. Behaviors determined by genetics are inherited. Behaviors determined by experience are learned.

  1. List two inherited traits that you received from your parents.
  2. List two of your  learned characteristics 
  3. List two inherited behaviors
  4. List two of your learned behaviors
Reproduction is the process through which organisms create offspring that contain all or part of the parents' genetic material. The ability to reproduce is necessary for the survival of a species.

  1. What are the 5 ways listed in Study Island in which organisms reproduce asexually? (5 points)
  2. In 2 complete sentences, What are two advantages of asexually reproduction? (5 points)
  3. In 2 complete sentences, What are two advantages of sexual reproduction? (5 points)


All living things are made of one or more cells. Cells are the basic building blocks of all organisms. The organization of cells into complex structures allows for the wide variety of life found in multicellular organisms.

Assignment...Choose one of the topics below to complete your post for this week. (use study islande
  1. Compare and contrast plant vs. animal cells
  2. Compare and contrast single cellular vs. multicellular organisms
  3. Describe, starting with organelles, how small building blocks come together to form whole organisms.
Post must include...
  • What topic you chose (5 points)
  • detailed answer and complete thoughts (5 points)
  • 5 or more sentences (5 points)

Standard OH Grade 6-8, Science Standard Life Sciences A
Explain that the basic functions of organisms are carried out in cells and groups of specialized cells form tissues and organs; the combination of these cells make up multicellular organisms that have a variety of body plans and internal structures.
The above map is an image of the current weather in the United States...Using the information in Study Island, post a paragraph describing the current weather patterns in the US. (information for this can be found on page 3 of the lesson)

You must include the following in your response...
  • Describe what the H stands for and where (use state names) they are located on the map. (2.5 points)
  • Describe what the L stands for and where (use state names) they are located on the map. (2.5 points)
  • Tell what type of fronts are on the map and where they are located (2.5 points)
  • If there is any precipitation on the map, describe where and what it is. (2.5 points)
  • This post should be at least 5 sentences long (2.5 points) and written like a weather forecast that would appear on TV. (2.5 points)
A quality post will be detailed and should take 20-30 minutes to complete.