Homework and Classwork for the Week of June 10th, 2013
FINAL EXAM REVIEW PACKET HERE!!! 10 PAGES; LIMITED HARD COPIES. CAN PRINT @ HOME IF NEEDED.
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
6/10/13


Day 1
  1. Check Dissection Day 2 packets
  2. Digestive and Excretory system notes (38-2 and 38-3)
  3. Incredible Human Machine video clips
  1. Complete the digestive and circulatory system review worksheet
Tuesday
6/11/13

Day 2
  1. Day 3 (LAST DAY): Fetal Pig Dissection
  1. Complete the dissection Day 3 packet
Wednesday
6/12/13

Day 3
  1. Check all recent assignments: Day 2 dissection packet, Day 3 dissection packet, any body systems homework
  2. Homeostasis in the Human Body - worksheet
  1. Start working on the final exam review packet. Come in with at least 3 questions tomorrow. Focus on reviewing genetics and DNA/RNA tonight.
Thursday
6/13/13

Day 4
  1. FINAL EXAM REVIEW
  1. Work on your final exam review packet. Come in with at least 3 questions tomorrow. Focus on evolution, ecology, viruses/bacteria, and the body systems.
Friday
6/14/13

Day 5
  1. FINAL EXAM REVIEW
  2. FINAL EXAM REVIEW PACKET ANSWERS HERE
  1. Study for the Final Exam taken in two parts: (1) Monday, June 17th - short answer; (2) Tuesday, June 18th - multiple choice


Homework and Classwork for the Week of June 3rd, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
6/3/13


Senior Exam Schedule P3 & P4 = 1 hour long
  1. Everyone does the Virtual Pig Dissection Intro - anatomical terms and sexing your pig
  2. Intro to Dissection - techniques, instruments, getting to know the fetal pig, SAFETY, alternative assessment, trust falls
  3. Pass back Ecoscenario project grades
  1. Read through Chapter 35-1 - Overview of the Human Body systems (p. 891-896) - I have also attached the PowerPowering HERE if you don't have your textbook
  2. Complete the sec. 35-1 worksheet (back/front)
Tuesday
6/4/13

MCAS Science / Senior Exam Schedule (5, 6, 7 long)
  1. Skeletal and Muscular systems notes (sec. 36-1 & 36-2) scaled down
  2. Incredible Human Machine video clips
  1. Complete the skeletal and muscular system review worksheet
Wednesday
6/5/13

MCAS Science / Senior Make-ups
  1. Day 1: Fetal Pig Dissection
  1. Complete the dissection packet if not done in class
Thursday
6/6/13

Day 7
  1. Check HW and classwork (skeletal/muscular system worksheet, dissection packets)
  2. Circulatory and Respiratory system notes (sec. 37-1 & 37-3)
  3. Incredible Human Machine video clips
  1. Complete the circulatory and respiratory system worksheet
Friday
6/7/13

Day 8
  1. Day 2: Fetal Pig Dissection
  1. Please complete the remaining portions of your Day 2 dissection packet


Homework and Classwork for the Week of May 27th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
5/27/13


No School
Memorial Day

Tuesday
5/28/13

Day 4
Ms. Ciovacco will be on a field trip from 2nd period to 7th. Please be good for the substitute and follow all directions.
  1. Viruses vs. Bacteria Webquest - link to the first website is HERE (Microbe World)
  1. Complete the virus/bacteria webquest
Wednesday
5/29/13

Day 5
  1. Do Now: Write down 3 interesting facts about bacteria you learned from the webquest
  2. Sec. 19-1 notes: Bacteria
  1. Please go to the this website ON A COMPUTER and complete the worksheet "NOVA: Putting Bacteria to Work"
Thursday
5/30/13

Day 6
  1. Do Now: Write down 3 interesting facts about viruses you learned from the webquest
  2. Pass back Ecology tests
  3. Sec. 19-3 notes: Viruses
  4. Explain Virus Replication activity (everyone gets a hard copy)
  1. Virus Replication packet: read all instructions carefully. You need to cut out the "models" on the last page and glue them to the right spot on the "Data and Observations" page. Also answer the Analysis questions.
Friday
5/31/13

Senior Exam Schedule P1 & P2 = 1 hour long
  1. Check and go over answers to viral replication HW packet
  2. Comparing and contrasting viruses and bacteria worksheet
  3. Intro to Dissection - techniques, instruments, getting to know the fetal pig, SAFETY, alternative assessment



Homework and Classwork for the Week of May 20th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
5/20/13


Day 7
  1. Collect all signed dissection letters--if no letter today, you will be doing the virtual pig dissection
  2. Sec. 5-1 notes: How populations grow
  3. Begin working on the Population Trends worksheet
  1. Complete the Population Trends worksheet
Tuesday
5/21/13

Day 8
  1. Sec. 5-2 notes: Limits to growth
  2. Deer: Predation or Starvation? activity

ECOLOGY TEST STUDY GUIDE HERE!
  1. Complete Deer: Predation or Starvation activity and ALL questions
  2. Last day to work on ecoscenario projects tomorrow. Make sure to bring in any and all needed materials.
Wednesday
5/22/13

Day 1
  1. ENTIRE CLASS PERIOD to work on the ecoscenario projects with your group. Be efficient with your time and make sure to practice.
  1. Complete the species interaction worksheet
Thursday
5/23/13

Day 2
  1. Ecoscenario group presentations today
    • Remember--you are responsible for your classmates' information in each presentation. There will be a section on the test on the ecoscenario projects tomorrow
  1. Study for the ecology test tomorrow (Chapter 3, sec. 4-2, Chapter 5) and also ecoscenario presentations
Friday
5/24/13

Day 3
  1. Ecology Test
  1. None


Homework and Classwork for the Week of May 13th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
5/13/13


Math MCAS
  1. Biogeochemical cycles - water, carbon, and nitrogen
  1. Complete the Nutrient Cycles coloring worksheets and questions
Tuesday
5/14/13

Math MCAS
  1. See Monday
  1. See Monday
Wednesday
5/15/13

Day 4
  1. Dissection letter home
  2. Sec. 4-2 notes: What shapes an ecosystem?
  3. Species interactions worksheet - make sure to explain why you chose each interaction
  1. Complete the species interaction worksheet
Thursday
5/16/13

Day 5
  1. Do Now: Think of examples of species interactions for competition, predation, mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism.
  2. "The Secret World of Sharks and Rays" - Nature video clips
  3. While watching the video, complete the corresponding table highlighting the species interactions that you see
  4. Dr. Jackson - Galapagos journal and Galapagos ecological relationships table
  1. Complete the Galapagos species interactions table
<----see classwork for links
Friday
5/17/13

Day 6
  1. Introduce Ecoscenario Project - assign groups, begin research
  2. If you were absent today, please check here for your group assignment (groups of 3).
  1. Continue working on Ecoscenario project


Homework and Classwork for the Week of May 6th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
5/6/13


Day 7
  1. Switch dichotomous keys with a partner - fix anything that doesn't work / line up
  2. More practice with dichotomous keys: Pamishans
  1. Study for the short quiz on Ch. 18 - Classification tomorrow
    • Know Linneaus' 7-taxa classification system: kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
    • Know how the classification system has changed (they went from 5 kingdoms to 6 kingdoms -- split up Monera; also made a domain the largest taxon)
    • Be able to make a cladogram
    • Be able to classify organisms based on a dichotomous key
Tuesday
5/7/13

Day 8
  1. Classification Quiz
  2. Ecology Webquest - some websites are Flash-based, so you will need to complete some of this at home on your computer
  1. Complete the Ecology Webquest - NO, YOU DO NOT NEED TO WRITE THE 100-200 WORD ESSAY AS IT STATES ON THE BOTTOM OF THE WEBSITE.
Wednesday
5/8/13

Day 1
* Do Now: list all of the different types of organisms (think ALL domains) that are found near your home or school.
    • Make a diagram showing how these organisms interact with one another.
    • Which organisms provide energy or nutrients to the others?
    • What would happen if all of the plants in your diagram died out?
  1. Sec. 3-1 / 3-2 notes: What is ecology?
  2. Practice with food webs - interactive website (Flash)
  1. Ecological communities coloring worksheet
  • You may color & highlight on your iPad if you download the electronic copy ... or if you take a paper copy, you must color it with colored pencils/markers. You also need to read & highlight the text in addition to coloring the diagrams.
Thursday
5/9/13

Day 2
  1. Pass back Ch. 18 - classification quizzes
  2. Complete sec. 3-1/2 notes
  3. Practice with food chains worksheet
  1. Sec. 3-1 / 3-2 worksheet
Friday
5/10/13

Day 3
  1. Notes on second part of sec. 3-2: energy flow through an ecosystem
  2. Food chain / food web activity - arranging organism cards
  1. None


Homework and Classwork for the Week of April 29th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
4/29/13


Day 2
  1. Activator: what organisms are Homo sapiens, Felis catus, and Canis familiaris?
  2. Notes on section 18-1: finding order in diversity
  3. Worksheet to practice 7-step classification system (remember, King Philip Came Over For Good Spaghetti?) Make up your own analogy if you want :)
  4. Pass back evolution quizzes
  1. Skim through sec. 18-1 (p. 447-450) and complete the sec. 18-1 worksheet
Tuesday
4/30/13

Day 3
  1. Do Now: Interpreting Graphics - Taxonomy
  2. Notes on section 18-2: modern evolutionary classification
  1. Skim through sec. 18-2 (p. 451-455) and complete the sec. 18-2 worksheet
Wednesday
5/1/13

Day 4
  1. Complete notes on sec. 18-2
  2. Practice with cladograms - cladogram analysis
  1. Practice making cladograms. Be sure to answer the questions completely (as when it asks you to EXPLAIN!)
Thursday
5/2/13

Day 5
  1. Begin notes on section 18-3: kingdoms and domains
  1. Skim through sec. 18-3 (p. 457-461) and complete the sec. 18-3 worksheet
Friday
5/3/13

Day 6
  1. Complete sec. 18-3 notes (if needed)
  2. Dichotomous Keys lab (everyone gets a hard copy)
  • If you got dismissed today without picking up the lab, here is an electronic copy. You can print it out at home. It is due on MONDAY -- no exceptions!
  1. Complete the dichotomous key lab (including making your own in Part II and answering the analysis questions)
  2. Chapter 18 classification (short) quiz on Tuesday, May 7th


Homework and Classwork for the Week of April 22nd, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
4/22/13


Day 5
  1. Check any missing homework / makeup evolution vocab quiz
  2. Click and Learn: Recent Adaptations in Humans with accompanying packet. Answer the questions as you go.
  3. You must install the Click and Learn app from the App store if you didn't do so already. On page 1 > "Recent Adaptations in Humans"
    • Click through slides 1-15, watch the videos embedded in various slides, but also follow along with the "detour" on page 8 (lactase persistence, sickle cell anemia, bitter taste perception)
  1. Complete the HHMI Click and Learn: Recent Adaptations in Humans packet
Tuesday
4/23/13

Day 6
  1. Debrief recent adaptations in humans - answer the following Do Now questions:
    • When is a trait adaptive?
    • Why is lactase persistence common in certain parts of the world?
    • What is the connection between the sickle cell allele and malaria?
    • What is PTC? How does being a taster have an evolutionary advantage? What about the advantage of a non-taster?
  2. Begin notes on sec. 16-3 notes: The process of speciation (PowerPoint to download; no formal notes)
  3. Adaptive radiation: Darwin's finches - read through this
  1. Skim through section 16-3 (p. 404-410) and complete the corresponding worksheet on speciation
Wednesday
4/24/13

Day 7
  1. Complete sec. 16-3 notes: speciation
  2. Peter & Rosemary Grants' Finch Data - read through this
  3. Islands & Finches activity
  1. Complete Islands & Finches activity - need a ruler to measure cm and mm
  • Complete parts A-J and #4 on the last page
Thursday
4/25/13

Day 8
  1. Do Now: Compare your "Islands & Finches" measurements with someone at another table. What are the similarities and differences?
  2. Battle of the Beaks activity
** Are there differences in survival of finches with different beak sizes and different types of food?
Make sure to answer questions #5 & 6
  1. Study for the evolution quiz tomorrow (sections 15-1, 15-3, 16-3) - all notes, worksheets, activities, Click & Learns, peppered moth lab

The Battle of the Beaks questions are extra credit on the quiz
Friday
4/26/13

Day 1
  1. Evolution Quiz
  1. Happy weekend


Homework and Classwork for the Week of April 8th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
4/8/13


Day 8
  1. Change seats
  2. Complete sec. 15-3 notes: Darwin presents his case (part 1)
  3. Peppered moth introduction(Flash)
  1. Read p. 378-386
  2. Make flashcards for the following terms (make sure to read these definitions in sections 15-1 and 15-3, not out of the glossary, out of context!):
  • You may complete these flashcards on index cards or on a flashcard app on your iPad. 12 flashcards total.
    • evolution (p. 369)
    • fossil (p. 371)
    • natural variation (p. 379)
    • artificial selection (p. 379)
    • fitness (p. 380)
    • adaptation (p. 380)
    • survival of the fittest (p. 381)
    • natural selection (p. 381)
    • descent with modification (p. 381-2)
    • comment descent (p. 382)
    • homologous structure (p. 384)
    • vestigial organ (p. 384-5)
Tuesday
4/9/13

Day 1
Peppered moth lab - in partners
  • Collect all data in the two tables
  • Answer analysis questions #1-6
  • Make your own graph
  1. Complete the peppered moth lab - LAB GRADE (data tables, own graph, analysis questions #1-6)
Wednesday
4/10/13

Day 2
  1. Debrief peppered moth activity
  2. Notes on sec. 15-3: Darwin presents his case (part 2)
  1. Study for evolution quiz (sec. 15-1 and 15-3)
Thursday
4/11/13

Day 3
  1. Evolution quiz (sections 15-1 and 15-3)
  2. Download this packet: Color Variation Over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
  3. Before class ends, make sure you have the correct order of the four pictures on p. 2-5
  1. In the rock pocket mouse packet, complete procedure #5 & 6, where you have to complete the table and make a graph. Also answer questions #1-4 (on page 8)
  • Re-watch the video if you need to
(<----------link on the left)
Friday
4/12/13

Day 4
  1. Debrief rock pocket mouse graphs and questions
  2. Download packet: Malaria: Testing a Hypothesis
  3. Answer questions within the table on p. 2 while watching the video - The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans (HD iTunes version)
No homework.

Have a great April vacation!!!


Homework and Classwork for the Week of April 1st, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
4/1/13


Day 3
  1. NOVA: Explore the Galapagos - you must complete this assignment on a computer, as it will not work on your iPad.

The link on the worksheet is broken. Please click on the link to the NOVA: Explore the Galapagos website HERE! Thanks!
Tuesday
4/2/13

Day 4
  1. Pass back ch. 12 - DNA exams
  2. Do Now: Observations Aboard the Beagle
  3. Complete sec. 15-1 notes on Darwin
  4. What Darwin Never Knew - PBS video clip
Assignment on the iPad DUE THURSDAY 4/4:
  • Install the iPad app "Click and Learn" - HHMI's BioInteractive
  • On the third page of slides, choose "Natural and Artificial Selection"
  • Read the text and watch the videos embedded on each slide (6 slides total, 9 videos)
  • Answer the questions on this worksheet that correspond to the text & videos you watched

If you can't access the app, alternatively you can go to the "click and learn" on the HHMI Biointeractive website HERE
Wednesday
4/3/13

Day 5
Ms. Ciovacco will be out on a field trip today. You will be going to the computer lab with the substitute teacher.
  1. Complete the Darwin webquest and hand in at the end of class. Everyone gets a paper copy of this.

LINK TO WEBSITE HERE IF IT DOESN'T WORK WHEN YOU TYPE IT IN!
  1. Finish the HHMI Natural & Artificial Selection worksheet assigned on Tuesday
Thursday
4/4/13

Day 6
  1. Check any homework
  2. Build-a-Beast activity - you will be presenting your beasts and their adaptations tomorrow!
  1. Complete the Build-a-Beast activity
Friday
4/5/13

Day 7
  1. Begin section 15-3 notes - Darwin and the theory of natural selection (part 1)
  2. Present Build-a-Beasts and hang them up in the classroom
  1. None


Homework and Classwork for the Week of March 25th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
3/25/13


MCAS ELA Long Comp
Homeroom: 9:00 - 9:12
P1: 9:15 - 10:30 - MCAS
P2: 10:33 - 11:48 - MCAS
P5: 11:51 - 12:19
2nd lunch Fr/So: 12:22 - 12:44
P3: 12:47 - 1:22
P4: 1:25 - 2:00 - mutations & mutations practice worksheet
(no P6 or P7)
  1. None
Tuesday
3/26/13

Day 8
  1. P1: Mutations PPT and mutations practice worksheet
  2. P4, P6, P7: Continue with mutations worksheet from last week; go over answers
  3. View mutation animations (overview and sickle cell anemia- HHMI)
  4. Go over mutation worksheet
  1. Work on the Ch. 12 Study Guide HERE
Wednesday
3/27/13

Day 1
  1. Review for the Chapter 12 exam on DNA & Protein Synthesis
  1. Study for the Chapter 12 exam on DNA & Protein Synthesis
Thursday
3/28/13
Exam: Chapter 12
  1. None
Friday
3/29/13
No school - Good Friday



Homework and Classwork for the Week of March 18th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
3/18/13


Day 5
  1. Resume/start Lego modeling transcription and translation - you are assigned a mystery gene. Build the gene with the Legos, add the complementary RNA nucleotides, and on p. 21, find your mystery protein.

P7: Translations animation & protein synthesis worksheet
  1. P7: complete the protein synthesis worksheet if you didn't show me in class
  2. Other classes: none
Tuesday
3/19/13

Day 6
SNOW DAY!

Wednesday
3/20/13

Day 7
  1. Protein synthesis and words activity
  1. None
Thursday
3/21/13

MCAS ELA
Homeroom: 9:00 - 9:12
P3: 9:15 - 10:30 - MCAS
P4: 10:33 - 11:48 - MCAS
P5: 11:51 - 12:19
2nd lunch Fr/So: 12:22 - 12:44
P6: 12:47 - 1:22 - all about mutations & mutations practice worksheet
P7: 1:25 - 2:00 - see above
(no P1 or P2)
  1. None
Friday
3/22/13

MCAS ELA
Ms. Ciovacco is out today on a field trip

Homeroom: 9:00 - 9:12
P6: 9:15 - 10:30 - MCAS
P7: 10:33 - 11:09 - NOVA Cracking Your Genetic Code and movie worksheet (paper copy) - Start video at 2:30. Use headphones, watch the movie, answer the questions; hand in at the end of class. End video around 27:00.
P1: 11:12 - 11:48 - see above
P5: 11:51 - 12:19
2nd lunch Fr/So: 12:22 - 12:44
P2: 12:47 - 1:22
P3: 1:25 - 2:00
(no P4)
Monday:
MCAS ELA Comp - bring a dictionary and #2 pencils

Homeroom: 9:00 - 9:12
P1: 9:15 - 10:30 - MCAS
P2: 10:33 - 11:48 - MCAS
P5: 11:51 - 12:19
2nd lunch Fr/So: 12:22 - 12:44
P3: 12:47 - 1:22
P4: 1:25 - 2:00
(no P6 or P7)


Homework and Classwork for the Week of March 11th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
3/11/13


Day 8
  1. Check RNA & Transcription worksheet with a partner
  2. Complete sec. 12-3 notes: RNA & Transcription
  3. HHMI transcription animation
  4. RNA & Transcription activity - Ms. C will give you a sequence to transcribe (one of the following):
    • ACAGCT
    • CCGTAA
    • ACATGG
    • GTTCCA
    • TAACGC
    • GAATCT
  1. Complete the RNA & Transcription activity including all coloring, cutting out, and pasting - do not use the excuse that you do not have any markers or colored pencils!!!


Period 7: Complete the RNA & Transcription worksheet if you didn't have it done today.
Tuesday
3/12/13

Day 1
  1. Collect transcription activity - lab grade
  2. Computer lab to complete DNA Webquest
  3. RNA Synthesis worksheet and Transcription worksheet to practice transcription

P7: RNA & Transcription activity in class and finish for homework
  1. RNA Synthesis worksheet
  2. Transcription worksheet
  3. Whatever you didn't finish in class today

Period 7: complete the RNA & Transcription activity - color, cut, and assemble one DNA model (2 strands) and one RNA model (1 strand) according to the original DNA sequence you were given in class
Wednesday
3/13/13

Day 2
  1. Questions on RNA synthesis and transcription worksheets?
  2. Do Now: Transcribe the following sequence: TGACCACGTAAG
  3. Begin sec. 12-3 notes: Translation

P7: Work on the transcription worksheets and finish transcription activity
  1. Codon worksheet - refer to sec. 12-3 p. 302-306 in the textbook

P7: Complete the two transcription worksheets
Thursday
3/14/13

Day 3
  1. Complete sec. 12-3 notes: translation
  2. HHMI translation animation
  3. Codon Bingo! -- prizes for winners :)
  1. Protein synthesis worksheet
Friday
3/15/13

Day 4
  1. Notes for DNA Lego lesson #2
  2. Lego kits - Mystery genes (transcription & translation practice)
  1. None


Homework and Classwork for the Week of March 4th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
3/4/13


Day 3
  1. Check last week's homework: Journey of DNA w/s
  2. Section 12-1 notes: DNA Structure
  1. Read p. 291-299 (you can skim the section). Use this information to...
  2. complete the 4-page packet on DNA structure and replication
Tuesday
3/5/13

Day 4
  1. POGIL DNA replication (continue w/ model 2)
  2. Sec. 12-2 notes: Chromosomes & DNA Replication
  3. DNA wrapping and replication animation
  1. DNA Replication worksheet
Wednesday
3/6/13

Day 5
  1. Go over DNA replication worksheet
  2. LEGO DNA Lesson 1
    • Intro & notes
    • Structure of DNA
    • DNA Replication
  1. Study for the DNA replication quiz (putting the steps in order)
Thursday
3/7/13

Day 6
  1. DNA Replication quiz (put the steps in order)
  2. Resume using DNA Lego kit - DNA replication (p. 2-3 of packet from yesterday)
  3. RNA and DNA from the beginning #21
  4. Begin sec. 12-3 notes: RNA & Transcription
  1. RNA & Transcription worksheet - since we did not go over much of this content in class, you need to use your book (sec. 12-3, p. 300) to help you with this worksheet.
Friday
3/8/13

Day 7
SNOW DAY!



Homework and Classwork for the Week of February 25th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
2/25/13


Day 6
  1. Last topic before genetics exam: Pedigrees
  1. Pedigree Studies packet (20)
Tuesday
2/26/13

Day 7
  1. Go over pedigree homework packet (Answer key here)
  2. Genetics exam review problems (9-page packet)
  1. Study for the genetics exam
  2. Genetics exam study guide FOUND HERE - list of all worksheets, notes, activities done in the genetics unit
Wednesday
2/27/13

Day 8
  1. Genetics Exam
  1. None
Thursday
2/28/13

Day 1
  1. DNA Webquest - science computer lab

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  1. UPDATED THURSDAY NIGHT: On your iPad, go to this website: and answer the questions on this worksheet "Journey into DNA"
Friday
3/1/13

Day 2
  1. Pass back genetics exams
  2. DNA POGIL - DNA Structure and Replication
  1. If you did not do Thursday night's homework, complete it for Monday (see above)


Homework and Classwork for the Week of February 11th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
2/11/13

2-hour Delayed Opening
  1. All about blood type!
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  1. Complete the other patterns of inheritance worksheet (6 problems). You will see incomplete dominance, codominance, and multiple alleles problems. Use your notes on sec. 11-3 to help you with setting up the Punnett squares.
  2. Find out what blood type you are, and if possible, the blood type of any relatives. We'll try make your own blood type Punnett square.
  3. If you're curious about blood types and blood transfusions, try playing this Blood Typing Game from Nobelprize.org!
Tuesday
2/12/13

Day 2
  • Do Now: Create your own blood type Punnett square, if possible
  • Check any missing homework (SpongeBob dihybrid crosses, SpongeBob incomplete dominance, other patterns of inheritance worksheet)
  • Debrief answers to genetics problems from past homework - make sure we're all on the same page. If you cannot do these problems independently, please see me for extra help!
  1. Blood type problem - baby mix up. Show all 7 Punnett squares and explain how you know each baby belongs to each set of parents.
  2. Think of some science course options you would like to take next year. Review the Program of Studies to prepare for one-on-one conferences tomorrow.
Wednesday
2/13/13

Day 3
  1. Review big blood type problem
  2. One-on-one conferences to discuss course options for next year
  3. Everyone else: work on SpongeBob genetics review worksheet
  1. Complete the SpongeBob genetics review sheet if not done in class
Thursday
2/14/13

Day 4
  1. Notes on chapter 14: human heredity and sex-linked traits
  2. Worksheet: Sex-linked crosses 1
  1. Complete the Sex-linked crosses 1 worksheet (if not done in class) AND the Sex-linked crosses 2 worksheet
Friday
2/15/13

Day 5
  1. Go over sex-linked problems
  2. Chromosomal disorders PPT - you do not have to take notes, but you are responsible for this information for the genetics exam (especially examining karyotypes and deciding if they are normal or not)
  3. Genetic testing dilemmas
  4. Personal DNA testing video - NOVA ScienceNow
  1. Enjoy February vacation! ...but keep in mind there will be a big genetics exam when you return (Wednesday, February 27th), so practice some genetics problems


Homework and Classwork for the Week of February 4th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
2/4/13

Day 5
  1. Socrative vocabulary check sections 11-1 and 11-2 (10 questions)
  2. Complete the SpongeBob genetics worksheet 2
    • Debrief answers (SpongeBob WS 2 answer key found here)
  1. Complete the following: Genetics problems: applying the concepts worksheet
Tuesday
2/5/13

Day 2 - Course selections
  1. Do Now: check HW answers with your group and one person will be called to put your problem on the board
  2. Begin Section 11-3 notes: Dihybrid crosses and independent assortment
  1. Read section 11-3 (p. 270-271) on dihybrid crosses
  2. Try your best to complete the labrador retriever example on p. 4 of the notes - use what we went over in class today to work it out
Lab puppies.jpg
Wednesday
2/6/13

Day 6
  1. Complete sec. 11-3 notes on dihybrid crosses
  2. Go through the labrador problem on the board
  3. Work on the SpongeBob dihybrid cross worksheet
  1. Complete the SpongeBob dihybrid cross worksheet
Thursday
2/7/13

Day 7
  1. Go over some of the dihybrid problems on the SpongeBob worksheet
  2. Section 11-3 notes: Other patterns of inheritance (incomplete dominance, codominance, multiple alleles, polygenic traits)
  1. Read section 11-3 (p. 272-273) on various patterns of inheritance
  2. Complete the SpongeBob incomplete dominance worksheet. Use the notes to see how to set up the Punnett squares.
Friday
2/8/13

Day 8
  1. Questions on SpongeBob incomplete dominance?
  2. Practice with other patterns of inheritance (incomplete dominance, codominance, multiple alleles, polygenic traits):
  1. Complete any of the worksheets not done in class


Homework and Classwork for the Week of January 28th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
1/28/13

Day 8
  1. Change seats!
  2. Introduction to genetics:
  • Slideshow of observable traits
  • An inventory of traits (earlobes, tongue rolling, dimples, handedness, freckles, hair type, clef chin, allergies, thumb crossing, color vision, hairline)
    • Take the survey yourself, compare with group members, graph it, and gather class data
  1. Watch two animations "What is Heredity?" and "What is a Trait?" and answer the corresponding questions on this worksheet

Note: you need to watch the animations on a COMPUTER, as the animations are Flash-based and will not work on the iPad.
Tuesday
1/29/13

Day 1
  1. Section 11-1 notes: Mendelian genetics
  2. Watch animations DNA from the Beginning:
  3. Sec. 11-1 Worksheet - Introduction to Genetics
  1. Read section 11-1 (p. 263-266)
  2. Make 9 total flashcards for the following vocabulary words: true-breeding, hybrid, dominant, recessive, allele, trait, gene, segregation, gamete

The flashcards can be either on your iPad or on index cards. The requirement is that you make them ON YOUR OWN!
Wednesday
1/30/13

Day 2
  1. Do Now: Dominant and Recessive Alleles
  2. P4, P6, P7: Finish section 11-1 notes
  3. "How are Dimples Inherited?" group/class activity
  1. Read section 11-2 (p. 267-269)
  2. Make 6 more flashcards for the following vocabulary words: probability, Punnett square, homozygous, heterozygous, phenotype, genotype

The flashcards can be either on your iPad or on index cards. The requirement is that you make them ON YOUR OWN!
Thursday
1/31/13

Day 3
  1. Debrief "How are dimples inherited" activity
  2. Section 11-2 notes: Probability and Punnett squares
    DNA from the Beginning: Genetic inheritance follows rules
  3. Practice with Punnett squares
  1. Complete SpongeBob genetics worksheet 1
Friday
2/1/13

Day 4
  1. Do Now: How are dimples inherited - analysis questions
  2. Go over SpongeBob genetics worksheet 1 answers (^ answer key for those of you who were absent/on the field trip today)
  3. SpongeBob genetics worksheet 2 (will do on Monday)
  1. For Monday: Reading check quiz on section 11-1 and 11-2 vocabulary. Study your 15 flashcards.


Midterms Week Tuesday 1/22 - Friday 1/25

Homework and Classwork for the Week of January 14th, 2013

Midterm Study Guide FOUND HERE! (and the midterm exam schedule for 1/22-1/25)
You may hand in your COMPLETED study guide for extra credit on the day of your exam
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
1/14/13

Day 3
  1. Do Now: show me your mitosis work (from the carousel activity and the homework due today)
  2. Mitosis Modeling with Pipe cleaners
  1. Complete the mitosis flip book - you need colored pencils or markers and scissors for this
Tuesday
1/15/13

Day 4
  1. Swap mitosis flip books and evaluate each other's using the grading criteria (any problems with the grade, see me)
  2. Observing Mitosis in Action
  1. Bring in 5 review questions on chapters 1 & 2 ON PAPER, PLEASE!
  • Begin filling in the study guide (p. 1-7) to direct your studying
Wednesday
1/16/13

Day 5
  1. Midterm Review (chapters 1 & 2: science of biology and chemistry of life)
  1. Bring in 5 review questions on chapter 7 ON PAPER, PLEASE!
  • Continue filling in the study guide (p. 7-11) to direct your studying
Thursday
1/17/13

Day 6
  1. Midterm Review (chapter 7: cells and transport)
  1. Bring in 5 review questions on chapters 8, 9 & 10 ON PAPER, PLEASE!
  • Continue filling in the study guide (p. 11-16) to direct your studying
Friday
1/18/13

Day 7
  1. Midterm Review (chapters 8, 9 & 10: photosynthesis, cell respiration, & cell division)
  1. Study for midterm exam - GOOD LUCK!


Homework and Classwork for the Week of January 7th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
1/7/13
Day 6
  1. Collect / email photosynthesis and cell respiration in Elodea lab questions - to be graded
  2. Limits to Cell Size Do Now
  3. Begin section 10-1 notes on cell growth
  1. Read section 10-1 and part of 10-2 in textbook (p. 241-245) and complete the corresponding chapter 10 worksheet
Tuesday
1/8/13
Day 7
  1. Cell Cycle Do Now - how many can you label correctly?
  2. Begin section 10-2 notes on the cell division through the cell cycle
  3. List of different species' chromosome numbers
  4. Control of the Cell cycle - Nobel game
  1. Cell Cycle Coloring Worksheet - READ AND HIGHLIGHT THE FIRST PAGE, and COLOR THE CELL CYCLE DIAGRAM ON THE 2ND PAGE
Wednesday
1/9/13

Day 8
  1. Go through the Control of the Cell Cycle game - Do Now
  2. Complete section 10-2 notes - stages of mitosis
  3. Mitosis animations
  1. Read rest of section 10-2 - stages of mitosis (p. 246-248)
  2. Mitosis matching worksheet - TAKE YOUR TIME ON THIS, AS THE CORRECT ANSWERS WILL COUNT. THERE WILL BE A SOCRATIVE QUIZ TOMORROW USING THIS HOMEWORK. YES, YOU CAN USE YOUR HOMEWORK ON THE QUIZ! SO MAKE SURE YOU DO IT!
Thursday
1/10/13

Day 1
  1. Socrative homework quiz on the stages of mitosis (the questions will come from the mitosis matching worksheet)
  2. Mitosis carousel activity - different stations set up around the room
  1. None
Friday
1/11/13

Day 2
  1. Complete the mitosis carousel activity--whichever activities you didn't get to yesterday
  2. Debrief the questions
  1. Mitosis review worksheet - both fill-ins and short answer. Use your notes for help with this.
  2. Complete any of the mitosis packet from class - will check it on Monday


Homework and Classwork for the Week of January 2nd, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
12/31/12
Winter Break

Tuesday
1/1/13
New Year's Day

Wednesday
1/2/13

Day 3
  1. Tying together photosynthesis and cell respiration with a puzzle
  1. Complete the three extension questions from the puzzle handout
Thursday
1/3/13

Day 4
  1. Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration in Elodea experiment - Day 1
  2. After test tube set up, go over puzzle from yesterday
  1. None
Friday
1/4/13

Day 5
  1. Day 2 of Elodea experiment - analyze results, debrief
  2. CLASS DATA HERE!
  1. Complete the analysis questions in Elodea experiment - will be collected and graded for lab grade
    • <--------- See your class data to answer the questions


Homework and Classwork for the Week of December 17th, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
12/17/12

Day 6
  1. POGIL activity - Cellular Respiration
  1. Complete remaining POGIL questions
    • P1: Finish Models 3 & 4 #14-26
    • P4: Finish Models 3 & 4 #14-26
    • P6: Finish Model 3 & 4 #21-26
    • P7: Finish Model 3 & 4 #14-26
Tuesday
12/18/12

Day 7
  1. Do Now: Why do we need food? How do we get energy from food?
  2. Do we get energy like this? --> Gummy bear video demo
  3. Notes section 9-1: chemical pathways and overview of cellular respiration
  4. Begin Cellular Respiration WebQuest
  1. Complete cellular respiration webquest
  2. Read section 9-1 (p. 221-225) - chemical pathways and overview of cell respiration
Wednesday
12/19/12

Day 8
  1. Notes on section 9-1: glycolysis & fermentation
  2. Animations
  1. Chapter 9 packet (6 pages) - complete first three pages
  2. Read section 9-2 (p. 226-229)
Thursday
12/20/12

Day 1
  1. Notes on section 9-2: Kreb's cycle & electron transport chain
  2. Animations
  3. Application problems on cell respiration
  1. Chapter 9 packet - complete last three pages
  2. Study for reading check quiz on chapter 9
Friday
12/21/12

Day 2
  1. Reading check quiz on cell respiration chapter 9
  2. P1: Holiday Traditions
  3. P4: Finish 9-2 notes, take quiz at end of class
  4. P6 & P7: Improv show in auditorium
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

ENJOY THE WINTER BREAK!


Homework and Classwork for the Week of December 10th, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
12/10/12

Day 1
  1. Notes on section 8-1 - energy and life
  2. ATP and Energy Storage animation
  3. Cell Energy activity
  • Cut out the pieces and arrange them into ATP
  1. Skim through sections 8-2 and 8-3 (p. 206-214) - we will NOT be going into this much detail, but you will need to know the highlights of these two sections
  2. Complete pages 1-3 of the Photosynthesis Review packet
Tuesday
12/11/12

Day 2
  1. 15 minutes to continue working on the ATP packet ("Cell energy" ^ see Monday)
  2. Review answers to ATP packet on overhead
  3. Begin notes on sections 8-2 & 8-3
  1. Complete pages 3-6 of the Photosynthesis Review packet
Wednesday
12/12/12

Day 3
Q2 Interims close today - last day for test corrections
  1. Do Now: Put the photosynthesis equation into your own words, but write it like you're explaining photosynthesis to someone not taking Biology; i.e., don't put it into "formula words" ..."this plus that equals that"
  2. Continue with section 8-2/3 notes on photosynthesis
  3. Human photosynthesis equation activity
  1. None
Thursday
12/13/12

Day 4
  1. Complete photosynthesis notes on sections 8-2 and 8-3
  2. Go through some animations to reinforce details of photosynthesis
  3. Sections 8.2/8.3 Review Packet - class work
  4. Photosynthesis Diagrams (Light-Dependent Reactions and the Calvin Cycle)
  1. Study for reading check Socrative quiz on photosynthesis (chapter 8)
  2. Review notes, worksheets, book
Friday
12/14/12

Day 5
  1. Socrative reading check on chapter 8 - photosynthesis
  2. Bill Nye - Plants - fill out movie sheet as you watch
  1. None


Homework and Classwork for the Week of December 3rd, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
12/3/12
No School - Teacher Professional Development Day
  1. Study for chapter 7 test on cells and membrane transport
  2. Exam study guide here found here
Tuesday
12/4/12

Day 5
  1. Finish any remaining cell campaigns
  2. Jeopardy review game - cells and transport
  1. Study for chapter 7 test on cells and membrane transport
  2. Review Jeopardy PowerPoints
Wednesday
12/5/12

Day 6
Test on Chapter 7 - cells, cell size, and membrane transport


P6--Begin photosynthesis:

Thursday
12/6/12

Day 7
  1. Photosynthesis brainstorm - what words do you associate with the word photosynthesis?
  2. How Plants Feed Themselves - read quietly and answer the three questions at the bottom
  3. Illustrate the five steps on your iPad or on a piece of paper (i.e., put the words into drawings)
  4. Go to the NOVA website called "Illuminating Photosynthesis" and work on the Photosynthesis Webquest.
  1. Complete the photosynthesis webquest
Friday
12/7/12

Day 8
  1. Pass back cell test - go over tough questions
  2. Do Now: What "ingredients" are needed for photosynthesis to occur? What "products" come out?
  3. Using the Whiteboard app with a partner, collaboratively draw the 5 steps of photosynthesis, beginning with a plant taking in water and ending the sugar being made and stored in the plant.
  4. Complete the Photosynthesis worksheet: read the text and answer the questions on the third page
  1. Read section 8-1 - energy and life (p. 201-203).
  2. Complete the section 8-1 packet (note: on p. 111 #1-3, just draw in the phosphate groups and predict what would happen for #4-6.)

Homework and Classwork for the Week of November 26th, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
11/26/12
Day 8
  1. Begin section 7-3: Osmosis and facilitated diffusion notes
Complete the osmosis worksheet

  • Poster - due by Monday 11/19
  • Brochure - due by Monday 11/26
  • Mudslinging - due by Wednesday 11/28
  • Speeches - due by Thursday 11/29
  • Extras - ongoing, up to you
  • PROJECT DUE on Friday, 11/30 (aka Election Day)
Tuesday
11/27/12

Day 1
  1. Finish section 7-3: Osmosis and facilitated diffusion notes

  1. Work on the Cell Transport WebQuest (5 pages) (go to the PH School website here)
  1. Finish the Cell Transport Webquest
  2. Work on mudslinging, speech, and extras for campaign project
Wednesday
11/28/12

Day 2
  1. Do Now: Osmosis worksheet
  2. Section 7-3: Active transport notes
  1. Bring in any materials to finalize your campaign project - please read Thursday's bullet points below
By the end of tomorrow's class, your team will need to fill out the project info sheet describing what explicitly you will be handing in on Friday.
Thursday
11/29/12

Day 3
Ms. Ciovacco will be on a field trip today. You will use this time to finalize your campaign project -- Election Day is tomorrow:
  • It will be very clear whether or not your group practiced, so make sure you practice your speeches.
  • I need to have all brochure hard copies on my desk by the end of today AT THE LATEST so that I can make copies for you (if needed). Otherwise, you will have to make a class set of brochures on your own.
  • Make sure you have all of your citations for ALL outside sources used (including images, ideas, graphics, etc.). If the citations are not on your poster or brochure, hand them in separately.
  • If your team made a Twitter account, and it is your "extra" and you have some "mudslinging" on there, compile a list of tweets to show evidence of your work.
  • Also, if you are planning on making any food items as part of your "extras", please bring them in tomorrow.
Get ready to present your cell campaign tomorrow and to vote for the best organelle!
Friday
11/30/12
Day 4
Cell Campaign Election Day
Each class will be voting for the BEST CELL ORGANELLE today. Bring your A-game! We will hear each group's speech, see the poster, brochure, and their extras.
Cell and membrane transport TEST on Wednesday, Dec. 5th. Begin reviewing the material from Chapter 7.
EXAM STUDY GUIDE HERE!


Homework and Classwork for the Week of November 19th, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
11/19/12
Day 6
  1. Check and go over cell size activity questions
  2. Cell membrane and diffusion notes - section 7-3
  3. Cell membrane animation
  1. Bring in poster tomorrow to display in room
Tuesday
11/20/12

Day 7
  1. Finish section 7-3 notes on diffusion
  2. Hang up posters (each class section has its' own wall)
  3. Class time to work on organelle campaign project with group. Keep in mind the deadlines for each component ---->
  • Poster - due by Monday 11/19
  • Brochure - due by Monday 11/26
  • Mudslinging - due by Wednesday 11/28
  • Speeches - due by Thursday 11/29
  • Extras - ongoing, up to you
  • PROJECT DUE on Friday, 11/30 (aka Election Day)
Wednesday
11/21/12
1/2 Day - Spirit Day Rally

Thursday
11/22/12
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Does Turkey Make You Sleepy? - Read here to find out!

Friday
11/23/12
No School



Homework and Classwork for the Week of November 12th, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
11/12/12
No School - Veterans' Day
I will be breaking up the campaign project into smaller deadlines to help prevent procrastinating until the last minute!
  • Poster - due by Monday 11/19
  • Brochure - due by Monday 11/26
  • Mudslinging - due by Wednesday 11/28
  • Speeches - due by Thursday 11/29
  • Extras - ongoing, up to you
  • PROJECT DUE on Friday, 11/30 (aka Election Day)
Tuesday
11/13/12
No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences all day

Wednesday
11/14/12

Day 3
  1. Cell organelle campaign rubric - discuss this and dates for project components
  2. Check section 7-2 cell packet
  3. Notes on section 7-2 cell structures part 2
  1. Cell parts and their jobs worksheet
Thursday
11/15/12

Day 4
  1. Check HW answers with a partner; any disagreements - go over those as a class
  2. Works cited lesson: get with your project partner, find one new resource for your organelle research, and cite it in MLA format; teacher will check for accuracy. Go to the Purdue OWL site for how to write the works cited in MLA format.
  3. Also check out the BHS Library website to search for project resources
  4. Cell analogy
  1. Complete cell analogy - please read ALL directions carefully. This will be graded.
Friday
11/16/12

Day 5
  1. Cell size activity - practice and potato demo
  1. Complete the cell size activity questions and finish any tables
  2. Aim for the cell campaign poster to be displayed before Thanksgiving break! (Mon. 11/19 poster deadline)


Homework and Classwork for the Week of November 5th, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
11/5/12
Day 7
  1. POGIL Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells - explain how it works, designate and read roles, check HW
  • 10 minutes for Models 1 & 2
  1. Complete POGIL Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Model 3 - questions #13-18
Tuesday
11/6/12
No School - Election Day

Wednesday
11/7/12

Day 8
  1. Do Now: POGIL Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells #19-22 as a group
  2. Notes on section 7-1: Life is cellular
  1. Read section 7-2 (p. 172-180) - cell structures and functions
  2. Make flashcards for the following cell organelles (15 total):
  • cell membrane
  • cell wall
  • nucleus
  • chromosomes
  • nucleolus
  • nuclear envelope
  • cytoskeleton
  • ribosome
  • rough endoplasmic reticulum
  • smooth endoplasmic reticulum
  • Golgi apparatus
  • lysosome
  • vacuole
  • chloroplast
  • mitochondria

Write the name of the organelle on the front; definition (structure & function) and picture on the back

USE ACTUAL INDEX CARDS, NOT AN IPAD APP FOR THIS!!!
Thursday
11/8/12

Day 1
  1. View "The Inner Life of the Cell" 3-minute video. List as many of the cell organelles as you can
  2. Notes on section 7-2: Cell structures Part 1
  3. Work on section 7-2 Cell Organelle packet (through lysosomes)
  1. Complete 7-2 Cell Organelle packet
Friday
11/9/12

Day 2

Veterans' Day Assembly 8:00 am - 9:00 am (P1 into P2)
  1. Cell size and scale interactive animation
  2. Finish notes on section 7-2: Cell structures part 1
  3. Introduce cell organelle campaign project
  4. Cell organelle campaign group assignments
  1. Finish the 7-2 Cell Organelle packet if you didn't have it done for Friday
  2. Read over cell organelle project sheet description and start researching your assigned organelle.

Remember to cite your sources! Write down where you find all of your information!


Homework and Classwork for the Week of October 29th, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
10/29/12
*No school due to Hurricane Sandy*

Tuesday
10/30/12

Delayed opening schedule
  1. Debrief enzyme liver lab results
  2. Complete questions and conclusion
  3. Turn in questions for lab grade
  1. Begin studying for test on macromolecules and enzymes (sections 2-3 and 2-4) - on Thursday, November 1st
  2. Review exam study guide
  3. Come in with three review questions based off study guide. Write these on a piece of paper so that you can hand them in!
Wednesday
10/31/12

Day 4
First term ends today
  1. Review day
  • Macromolecule cards
  • Student-made questions
  1. Study for test on macromolecules and enzymes
Thursday
11/1/12

Day 5
  1. Test on macromolecules and enzymes
  1. None
Friday
11/2/12

Day 6
  1. As a group, come up with a definition of a cell.
  2. Begin work with microscopes - inquiry activity
  • Go around room and look at 6 microscopes set up with various types of prepared slides (onion root tip, muscle cell, blood, paramecia, amoeba, yeast)
  • Write name of cell and its magnification
  • Make a sketch of each cell type
  • Note characteristics (shape, size, visible organelles)
  • Write down similarities and differences between the 6 cells
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  1. Read section 7-1 (p. 169-172)
  2. Make a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting prokaryotes and eukaryotes


Homework and Classwork for the Week of October 22nd, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
10/22/12

Day 5
  1. Do Now: Macromolecules cards - arrange the 12 cards into a: lipid, nucleic acid, protein, simple sugar, and starch
  2. Begin section 2-4 notes: enzymes
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Tuesday
10/23/12

Day 6
  1. Complete section 2-4 notes: enzymes
  2. Enzyme animations
  1. Hard copy - Chapter 2-7 Enzymes Coloring Worksheet: read and highlight the front page, and THEN color the back page!!!
Wednesday
10/24/12

Day 7
  1. Toothpickase activity
  1. Complete Toothpickase graphs and questions
Thursday
10/25/12

Day 8
  1. Discuss results of Toothpickase activity / gather class data
  2. Go over enzyme liver lab directions and make predictions of enzyme activity
  3. Review of enzyme activity
  1. None
Friday
10/26/12

Day 1
  1. Enzyme liver lab
  1. Complete the enzyme liver lab questions (including the conclusion!). Use complete sentences. This will be turned in as a lab grade.


Homework and Classwork for the Week of October 15th, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
10/15/12

Day 1
  1. Quiz on sections 2-1 and 2-2 (atoms, water, pH) ~ 1/2 class
  2. When done with quiz, read about the four types of macromolecules on the website Chem4Kids:
  1. Notes on section 2-3 - carbon and intro to macromolecules
  1. Read section 2-3 (p. 44-48)
  2. Complete section 2-3 concept map using textbook to help you
  3. Bring textbook to class tomorrow
Tuesday
10/16/12

Day 2
  1. Jigsaw activity on macromolecules: 4 expert groups (carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, proteins)
  • Fill in your group's section of the macromolecule comparison table - polymer, chemical composition, functions, examples
  • Break into heterogenous groups and teach your "expert" area to everyone else; goal is to have everyone complete his or her table by learning from classmates -- DO NOT COPY OTHERS' TABLES - put into your own words
*
  1. If you did not complete the macromolecule comparison table, make sure it is DONE FOR THURSDAY!
Wednesday
10/17/12

PSAT Day 1
PSATs will be held from periods 1-4. Periods 1 & 4 do not meet today.

Ms. Ciovacco will be chaperoning the freshman field trip to Boston.

Periods 6 & 7 - please complete the following work:


  1. Complete the macromolecule comparison chart if you did not finish it in class yesterday (Period 7 - get with your groups--we counted off from 1-4)
  2. Complete the section 2-3 review worksheet

Thursday
10/18/12

Day 3
  1. Review/check work from Tuesday/Wednesday
  2. Notes on section 2-3 - carbohydrates and lipids
  3. Carbohydrate and lipid animations (both Flash)
  4. Complete the section 2-3 review worksheet (if not done yesterday)
  1. Go through HHMI's molecular structure of fat slideshow
  2. Write a 3-2-1: 3 meanings of the word “fat” in biology; 2 differences between saturated and unsaturated fats; 1 reason why trans fats are bad for you
Friday
10/19/12

Day 4
  1. Do Now: Why are trans fats so bad for you?
  2. Notes on section 2-3 - nucleic acids and proteins
  3. Protein animation (Flash)
  4. Proteins and the body's worker molecules
  5. Biochemistry molecular models
  1. Read section 2-4 (p. 49-53) and answer questions #1-5


Homework and Classwork for the Week of October 8th, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
10/8/12
No School - Columbus Day

Tuesday
10/9/12

Day 5
  1. Solution vs. suspension demo
  2. Notes on section 2-2: solutions and suspensions
  3. Mixtures, solutions, and suspensions short video clips
  4. Begin notes on section 2-2: acids, bases, and pH
  1. Read the rest of section 2-2 (p. 41-43) on solutions and suspensions; acids, bases, and pH
  2. Complete the section 2-2 review worksheet
Wednesday
10/10/12

Day 6
  1. Finish notes on section 2-2: acids, bases, and pH
  2. Review of pH worksheet
  1. Read over acid and base lab
  2. Fill in the first "prediction" column - will various household items be acids, bases, or neutral?
Thursday
10/11/12

Day 7
  1. Acid and base lab - testing (litmus paper, pH paper, cabbage juice, pH probes)
  1. Answer as many of the acid and base lab questions as you can; we will finish up testing tomorrow

Look up ingredients online to answer #1 and #2
Friday
10/12/12

Day 8
  1. Acid and base lab - testing and debrief (class data/results)
  2. Complete acid and base lab questions and turn in for lab grade
  3. Review of section 2-1 and 2-2 w/ PowerPoint - numbered heads together
  1. Quiz on sections 2-1 and 2-2 on Monday
  2. Here is the PowerPoint review questions from class - last slide are what you should know for the quiz



Homework and Classwork for the Week of October 1st, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
10/1/12

Day 8
  1. Do Now: Draw atomic (Bohr) models for boron and chlorine (Hint: use the periodic table in the NOVA Elements app)
  2. Complete notes on section 2-1 - radioactive isotopes, compounds, types of bonds, and molecules
  3. Animations of bonding and reactivity
  1. Download and complete this chemical bonds worksheet by visiting this website on reactivity and bonding.
Important: You cannot view these animations on your iPad. You must do this assignment on a COMPUTER with Flash enabled. Please see me if this will be a problem.

The other two websites to review chemical bonding:
Tuesday
10/2/12

Day 1
  1. Do Now: What kind of bond does Ca and 2 Cl make? What about 2 N? Show your work with drawings
  2. Build molecular models using the model kits. Complete corresponding Principles of Chemistry worksheet
  1. Read p. 40-41 on the properties of water
  2. Read the NOVA article “Life’s Little Essential” and write five reasons why water is essential for life
Wednesday
10/3/12

Day 2
  1. Check any missing homework (chemical bonding worksheet) and today's homework
  2. Complete Principles of Chemistry worksheet with demo molecular models
  3. Section 2-2 Water notes
  4. View water animations
  1. Read over the Water Olympics questions
  2. What vocabulary/terms/concepts do you need to review or look up in order to answer these questions for homework tomorrow night?
Thursday
10/4/12

Day 3
  1. Water Olympics
  1. Complete Water Olympics lab questions (as best as you can). We'll go over #6 and #7 tomorrow in class.
Friday
10/5/12

Day 4
  1. Discuss Water Olympics results (draw out soap bubbles diagram)
  2. Complete remaining Water Olympics lab questions
  3. How Stuff Works: Water video and video questions
  1. None

Have a great long weekend!


Homework and Classwork for the Week of September 24th, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
9/24/12

Day 3
  1. Do Now: In pairs, practice reading nutrition labels with this worksheet - Using food labels to calculate percentage of nutrients and calories
  2. Go over answers to food label worksheet
  3. Introduce nutrition label lab (passed out a hardcopy)
  • Do a sample calculation together
  • Use your five food labels to fill in the table on page 2
  1. Reading Nutrition Labels and Calculating Stored Food Energy lab - complete the table on page 2
  • See the sample calculation we did in class with the granola bar
Tuesday
9/25/12

Day 4
  1. Work on the graph and analysis questions for the nutrition label lab
  2. Ask questions while you're in class! This will be a lab grade (50 points)
  1. Complete the nutrition label lab. Will be collected tomorrow for a lab grade. Read all directions carefully!
Wednesday
9/26/12

Day 5
  1. Debrief findings of nutrition label lab. Pass them in for grading
  2. Introduction to chemistry with this Chemistry WebQuest
  3. Review answers to webquest
  1. Read Section 2-1 "The Nature of Matter" (p. 35-39)
  2. Complete section 2-1 review worksheet
Thursday
9/27/12

Day 6
  1. Search for the "NOVA Elements" app in the App Store and install it at the beginning of class...it may take a while to download
  2. Begin notes on section 2-1 "The Nature of Matter" (atoms & elements)
  3. Open up the NOVA Elements app and complete this corresponding NOVA Elements worksheet
  1. Study for short Socrative quiz on section 2-1 - The Nature of Matter
Friday
9/28/12

Day 7
  1. Socrative quiz on section 2-1
  2. Continue with NOVA Elements activity - learn how to draw atomic (Bohr) models
  3. Complete remaining notes on section 2-1 (radioactive isotopes, chemical compounds, chemical bonds)
  4. Bill Nye video: Atoms (if time)
  1. None


Homework and Classwork for the Week of September 17th, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
9/17/12

Day 6

Activity Fair
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
  1. Brainstorm the characteristics of living things; come up with class list on board
  2. Sewer lice - are they alive?
  3. The characteristics of life video (5 minutes) - write down the organisms mentioned in the video that are alive; also write down the characteristics of life and explain each one
  4. Notes on section 1-3: Studying Life
  1. Read section 1-3 (p. 16-22) on the characteristics of living things and the branches of biology
  2. Read "A Story: Is Sammy Alive?" and explain your answer after each time it asks "Is Sammy Alive?" Then answer the final question at the end, explaining your position using what you know about the characteristics of living things.
Tuesday
9/18/12

Day 7
  1. Class discussion: Is Sammy Alive?
  2. Complete section 1-3 notes
  3. Characteristics of living things: microscope explorations
  1. Complete any remaining microscope explorations questions from in class today
  2. Chapter 1 quiz on Thursday - review notes, worksheets, textbook, make flashcards, use the study guide
  3. Come up with THREE review questions for the quiz - write this on PAPER (aka a hardcopy) with your NAME on top so that you can hand them in

* CHAPTER 1 QUIZ STUDY GUIDE IS HERE!
Wednesday
9/19/12

Day 8
  1. Check characteristics of life microscope sample answers with your own
  2. Compile review questions
  3. Numbered heads together review game
  • Bonus points on quiz
  1. STUDY for the Chapter 1 quiz tomorrow
Thursday
9/20/12

Day 1
  1. Quiz on Chapter 1: The Science of Biology
  2. Read bulletin: update on school nutrition program
  3. Make a Venn diagram of the cafeteria changes this year vs. last year
  4. Write a response on the nutrition changes that were implemented. What are your feelings on it? Is it for the best?
  1. Read the article "NYC bans big, sugary drinks at restaurants"
  2. Respond to these questions in two paragraphs, explaining your position:
  • Do you think NYC should have the right to ban large soda portions at restaurants?
  • What do you think will be the next thing, nutritionally, that could be regulated by the city/government?
Friday
9/21/12

Day 2
  1. Pass back Ch. 1 quizzes
  2. Debate: is the nutritional change in the school for the best?
  3. Nutrition and obesity videos (PBS site)

Any girls interested in joining the FATES club (Females for Advancement in Technology, Engineering, and Science)? See Ms. Ciovacco for details!
  1. Bring in 5 food nutrition labels for Monday --> water & gum doesn't count (something that has substantial calories)

Homework and Classwork for the Week of September 10th, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
9/10/12

Day 1
  1. 4-question review of section 1-1 on ShowMe or Whiteboard
  2. Developing a Hypothesis - read the first page only and complete the "Checkpoint" at the bottom
  3. Practice writing hypotheses
  4. Making Observations and Generating Hypotheses Using Our Senses (AKA Mystery Box)
  1. Complete pages 2 and 3 of the "Developing a Hypothesis" worksheet (started in class)
Tuesday
9/11/12

Day 2
  1. ?'s on "Developing a Hypothesis" worksheet
  2. Introduction to the scientific method
  3. Video on the scientific method and video questions
  1. Read section 1-2 - How Scientists Work (p. 8-15)
  2. Complete section 1-2 worksheet
Wednesday
9/12/12

Day 3
  1. Do Now: What are the five steps of the scientific method? Summarize the hot chocolate experiment from the video from yesterday.
  2. Begin notes on section 1-2 - How Scientists Work
  1. Choose ONE of the cases in this scientific method scenarios worksheet and use the scientific method to outline how you would approach the question/problem.
Thursday
9/13/12

Day 4
  1. Do Now: Get together in groups who chose the same scientific method scenario as you; discuss similarities and differences
  2. Finish notes on section 1-2
  3. Redi and Pasteur experiment animations
  1. Scientific method practice worksheet
Friday
9/14/12

Day 5
  1. Foolish seedling disease activity in pairs
  2. Simpson's identify the control and variables activity
  1. None


Homework and Classwork for the Week of September 4th, 2012
Date
Classwork
Homework
Tuesday
9/4/12
  1. Welcome
  2. Name tags
  3. Classroom rules
  4. Distribute textbooks
  5. Overview of website
  6. Student information on Socrative
  1. Read course expectations on the website and sign the course expectations agreement form (both you and a parent/guardian)
  2. Read the safety rules and sign the safety contract agreement form (both you and a parent/guardian)
  3. There will be a 5-question safety quiz tomorrow
Wednesday
9/5/12
  1. Collect course expectations and safety agreement contracts
  2. Safety quiz on Socrative
  3. Ice breakers (5 square and Bingo)
  4. Goodnight iPad
  1. Write a two paragraph response to the story "Goodnight iPad."
  • Paragraph one: What is the take-home message?
  • Paragraph two: How will this year be different from last year in terms of iPad use?
If you don't remember the story, click on the link to the left (4. Goodnight iPad) and it takes you to a YouTube video of the narrated story and animations.
Thursday
9/6/12
  1. Observation vs. inquiry:
  1. Complete the observation vs. inference worksheet
Friday
9/7/12
  1. Any questions on homework w/s?
  2. Do Now: Photo of the Day - Observations vs. Inferences
  3. Notes on chapter 1, section 1 (1-1): What is Science?
  4. 4-question review on ShowMe or Whiteboard (P6 only)
  1. Read section 1-1 (p. 3-7) in textbook
  2. Complete the section 1-1 worksheet