NOTE: This weekly agenda is tentative and is subject to change everyday.

Homework and Classwork for the Week of June 9th, 2014
BIOLOGY FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE HERE
EXAM TIPS AND TOOLS - PLEASE READ
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
6/9/14

Day 4, L7
  1. Check circulatory/respiratory system review packet AND Day 2 dissection packet
  2. Notes on sec. 38-2 and 38-3: digestive and excretory system
  3. Incredible Human Machine: Digestion (stop at 5:25)
  4. DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND EXCRETORY SYSTEM NOTES HERE (2 PowerPoints)
  1. Digestive and Excretory review packet - due Wednesday
Tuesday
6/10/14

Day 5, L1
  1. Fetal pig dissection DAY 3 OR
  2. Virtual pig dissection packet DAY 3. Do this in the library.
  1. Day 3 dissection packet due Wednesday
Wednesday
6/11/14

Day 6, L2
  1. Check digestive/excretory system review packet AND Day 3 dissection packet
  2. Body system carousel activity

FINAL EXAM REVIEW PACKET HERE
  1. Gather your materials together, including any notes or worksheets from the beginning of semester 2 you have at home.
Thursday
6/12/14

Day 7, L3
  1. Final exam review - explain study evidence
  1. Study for final exam
Friday
6/13/14

Day 1, L4
Mrs. Baur is out today. Work on the final exam review packet. You should be working on your evidence for each topic.
  1. Study for final exam

Homework and Classwork for the Week of June 2nd, 2014
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
6/2/14

Senior Exam Schedule (long 3, 4)
  1. Check virtual pig dissection packets
  2. Sec. 35-1 notes: human body systems
  1. Sec. 35-1 review worksheet
  2. Please fill in the rest of the 35-1 notes on your own. PowerPoint under classwork.
  3. Complete virtual pig dissection packet if you didn't have it done today!!!
Tuesday
6/3/14

Senior Exam Schedule (long 5/6/7)
  1. Sec. 36-1/2 Skeletal and muscular system notes
  2. SKELETAL SYSTEM AND MUSCULAR SYSTEM NOTES HERE (2 PowerPoints)
  3. Video clips: Incredible Human Machine -
  1. Skeletal and Muscular System Review worksheet - due Thursday
Wednesday
6/4/14

Day 1, L4
  1. Fetal pig dissection DAY 1 OR
  2. Virtual pig dissection packet DAY 1. Do this in the library.
  1. Complete the DAY 1 dissection packet - due tomorrow
Thursday
6/5/14

Day 2, L5
  1. Check skeletal/muscular system w/s and dissection packet day 1
  2. Sec. 37-1/3 Circulatory and Respiratory system notes
  3. CIRCULATORY SYSTEM AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEM NOTES HERE (2 PowerPoints)
  4. Video clips: Incredible Human Machine -
  1. Circulatory and Respiratory Review worksheet - due Monday
- due MondayFriday
6/6/14

Day 3, L6
  1. Fetal pig dissection DAY 2 OR
  2. Virtual pig dissection packet DAY 2. Do this in the library.

  1. Complete the DAY 2 dissection packet - due Monday


Homework and Classwork for the Week of May 27th, 2014
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
5/26/14
Memorial Day - No School

Tuesday
5/27/14

Day 5, L1
  1. Complete the remaining "Putting Bacteria to Work" worksheet altogether
  2. Explain Everything Infectious Disease Partner Mini-Project
  3. Intro to viruses with a few videos:
  1. Begin researching your infectious disease - use credible sources only. You must show evidence of the research you did.
Wednesday
5/28/14

Day 6, L2
  1. Sec. 19-3 Notes: Viruses
  1. Continue working on your Explain Everything infectious disease project. Show evidence of your research.
Thursday
5/29/14

Day 7, L3
  1. Time to work on Explain Everything's with partner
  1. Finalize Infectious Disease Explain Everything with your partner
Friday
5/30/14

Senior Exam Schedule
  1. Share Infectious Disease Explain Everything
  1. Virtual pig dissection packet
  2. Link to Whitman Virtual Pig Dissection here


Homework and Classwork for the Week of May 19th, 2014
ECOLOGY TEST ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 21ST
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
5/19/14

Day 8 - extended
  1. Complete remaining packet: Deer - Predation or Starvation?
  1. Study for Ecology test on Wednesday

ECOLOGY TEST STUDY GUIDE HERE
Tuesday
5/20/14

Day 1, L4
  1. Review for Ecology test - cooperative groups, sample multiple choice questions
  1. Study for Ecology test tomorrow
Wednesday
5/21/14

Day 2, L5
  1. Ecology Test (P5 begins after Student Council election speeches)
  2. Begin virus vs. bacteria webquest
  1. None
Thursday
5/22/14

Day 3, L6
  1. Virus vs. Bacteria webquest
  2. Link to Microbe World HERE
  1. Complete the virus vs. bacteria webquest
Friday
5/23/14

Day 4, L7
People missing class today due to PARCC testing, you are responsible for completing these notes on your own. Here is the section 19-1 PowerPoint. You must also complete the "Putting Bacteria to Work" worksheet - corresponding link below.
  1. Sec. 19-1 notes: Bacteria
  2. NOVA Interactive: Putting bacteria to work plus corresponding worksheet
  1. None - Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Homework and Classwork for the Week of May 12th, 2014
Pig dissection letter due on MONDAY, MAY 19TH
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
5/12/14

Day 5, L1
  1. P1: Sorry, a few of you need to retake the food chain Socrative quiz from Friday, as the responses didn't record
  2. Do Now: Types of species interactions worksheet - remember, you need to EXPLAIN why you chose each interaction
  3. Secret World of Sharks and Rays - video clips + corresponding worksheet to describe species interactions
  4. P5: Dr. Jackson's journal + worksheet - due Thursday
  1. None
Tuesday
5/13/14

MCAS Delayed Schedule 1.5 hrs
P5: 9:15-10:30 Testing
P6: 36 min; P1: 28 min; No P4
  1. Dr. Jackson's journal of species interactions + corresponding worksheet (table to organize the various interactions mentioned in the journal)
  1. Dr. Jackson's journal table due on Thursday
Wednesday
5/14/14

MCAS Delayed Schedule 1.5 hrs
P6: 9:15-10:30 Testing
P1: 36 min; No P5
  1. PBS Series: Your Inner Monkey
  1. None
Thursday
5/15/14

Day 6, L2
  1. Check Dr. Jackson's journal table
  2. Sec. 5-1 notes: How populations grow
  3. Begin the population trends worksheet
  1. Complete the population trends worksheet
Friday
5/16/14

Day 7, L3
  1. Sec. 5-2 notes: Limits to population growth
  2. Deer: Predation or starvation activity - will complete on Monday
  1. Dissection permission letter due on MONDAY 5/19 - if I don't have this by Monday, you will be performing the virtual pig dissection
  2. Begin studying for the Ecology Test is on Wednesday 5/21

ECOLOGY TEST STUDY GUIDE HERE!

Homework and Classwork for the Week of May 5th, 2014
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
5/5/14

Day 8
  1. Get everyone on the same page: if you were absent on Friday, take the dichotomous key quiz makeup
  2. Ecology terms matching - anything wrong on one of the definitions?
  3. Sec. 3-1/3-2 notes: What is ecology? and Energy flow
  1. Sec. 3-1/3-2 worksheet if not done in class
  2. Also the 2 ecology coloring worksheets distributed on Friday
Tuesday
5/6/14

Day 1, L4
  1. Do Now: Food chain/web worksheet
  2. Sec. 3-2 notes: Energy flow
  3. Practice with food chains and food webs worksheet
  1. Complete the food web worksheet
Wednesday
5/7/14

Day 2, L5
  1. Go over food web worksheet from homework
  2. Food chain/web activity with cards
  1. Food chain card follow-up questions (one-page worksheet)
Thursday
5/8/14

Day 3, L6
  1. Dissection letter and discussion - signed and due back by Monday, May 19th
  2. Biogeochemical cycling notes (PowerPoint provided)
  3. Biogeochemical cycles coloring worksheets and questions (water, carbon, and nitrogen) - You don't have to color; use the text and diagrams to answer the questions on the first page.
  1. Complete the questions on the water, carbon, and nitrogen cycle
Friday
5/9/14

Day 4, L7
  1. Possibly an eight-question pop quiz on Socrative...
  2. Sec. 4-2 notes: What shapes an ecosystem?
  3. Species interaction worksheet
  1. None


Homework and Classwork for the Week of April 28th, 2014
Classification Quiz (Ch. 18) on Thursday, May 1st
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
4/28/14

Day 3, L6
  1. Review cladograms with worksheet #3
  2. Sec. 18-3 notes: kingdoms and domains
  1. Sec. 18-2/3 worksheet (2 pages)
Tuesday
4/29/14

Day 4, L7
  1. Do Now: classification concept map (everyone gets a paper copy)
  2. Complete sec. 18-3 notes
  3. Intro to dichotomous keys
  1. Complete the last part of the dichotomous key practice worksheet we started in class (make your own footprint dichotomous key)
Wednesday
4/30/14

Day 5, L1
  1. Use the cladogram practice worksheet #3 (from Monday) to classify the following organisms commonly found in seawater
  2. Switch footprint dichotomous keys with a partner - change any steps that need revising
  3. Dichotomous key freshwater fish activity
  1. Study for classification quiz (chapter 18)
Thursday
5/1/14

Day 6, L2
  1. Classification Quiz
  2. Begin Ecology WebQuest - do what you can on your iPad; the some links will only open on a computer.
  1. Complete the Ecology WebQuest (some Flash is needed; use a computer)
Friday
5/2/14

Day 7, L3
  1. Earn back some points on yesterday's quiz…complete the fish dichotomous key (only distributed in class). You cannot lose points on this.
  2. Go over some of the Ecology WebQuest terms and questions
  3. Two ecology coloring worksheets - will be counted as one homework:
  1. Complete the two coloring worksheets if not finished in class.



Homework and Classwork for the Week of April 14th, 2014
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
4/14/14

Day 6, L2
  1. Do Now: intro to classifications - what is the acronym you remember?
  2. Pre-notes worksheet on 7-step classification system
  3. Sec. 18-1 notes: finding order in diversity
  1. Skim through sec. 18-1 (p. 447-450) and complete the section 18-1 worksheet
Tuesday
4/15/14

Day 7, L3
  1. Complete sec. 18-1 notes (if needed)
  2. Do Now: Interpreting Graphics - Taxonomy
  3. Go over taxonomy worksheet
  1. Skim through sec. 18-2 (p. 451-455) and complete the section 18-2 worksheet - note: you have to color. Read all directions.
Wednesday
4/16/14

Day 1, L4
  1. Sec. 18-2 notes: modern evolutionary classification
  2. Practice with cladograms - cladogram analysis

P5: Do people swallow 8 spiders a year when they sleep?
  1. Finish the cladogram analysis worksheet started in class
Thursday
4/17/14

Day 2, L5
  1. Practice making cladograms worksheet. Be sure to answer the questions and explain completely

Friday
4/18/14
NO SCHOOL - HAPPY APRIL VACATION





Video clip: There was no first human

Homework and Classwork for the Week of April 7th, 2014
EVOLUTION QUIZ - FRIDAY, APRIL 11TH
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
4/7/14

Day 1, L4
  1. Complete remaining Build-a-Beast presentations
  2. Peppered moth background
  3. Complete STEM surveys from last week
  1. Evolution vocabulary worksheet - use textbook chapter 15 (page numbers included)
Tuesday
4/8/14

Day 2, L5
  1. Peppered moth lab
  1. Peppered moth lab data and analysis: Make sure data tables are complete, work on analysis questions #1-6 and make your own graph - will be able to revise tomorrow before passing it in

This is a lab grade for Quarter 4 - put your best effort into it
Wednesday
4/9/14

Day 3, L6
  1. Debrief peppered moth lab; fix up data, graph, questions
  2. Pass in peppered moth lab - Q4 lab grade
  3. PowerPoint on 16-3: Speciation
  4. Speciation video: Anole lizards
  1. Speciation worksheet (Sec. 16-3)
Thursday
4/10/14

Day 4, L7
  1. Battle of the Beaks activity
  1. Study for the Evolution quiz tomorrow
Friday
4/11/14

Day 5, L1
  1. Evolution Quiz
  1. None


Homework and Classwork for the Week of March 31st, 2014
For those of you out of class this week taking PARCC, here is the Chapter 15-3 PowerPoint to fill in notes on your own time
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
3/31/14

Day 4, L7
  1. Change seats
  2. Complete sec. 15-3 notes (period 6 only)
  3. Download or pick up hard copy of the packet: Color Variation Over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
DUE ON WEDNESDAY 4/2:
In the rock pocket mouse packet:
  1. Complete steps #5 & 6 - complete the table and make a graph.
  2. Answer questions #1-4
  3. Re-watch the video if needed (link in Classwork)
Tuesday
4/1/14

Day 5, L1
  1. Notes on sec. 15-3 (part 2) - Darwin presents his case - last set of notes
  2. Read the article "London skeletons reveal secrets of the Black Death"
  • Answer the following questions:
    • From where did scientists extract DNA from the skeletons?
    • What types of information can you learn from studying one's skeleton using scientific techniques?
    • When in history did the Black Death epidemic occur? How many people did it kill?
    • What is the name of the bacterium that causes Black Death?
    • Archaeologists found 25 skeletons upon initial digging. Why do they think there are thousands more?
    • If the plague bacterium strikes today, what defenses do we have against it?
  1. See Monday's HW assignment above - due tomorrow
Wednesday
4/2/14

Day 6, L2
  1. Check and go over graphs and questions to rock pocket mouse packet
  2. Complete sec. 15-3 (part 2) notes
  3. STEM survey

Test out Explain Everything upload to Google Drive
  1. Bring any materials needed to work on Build-a-Beast in class
Thursday
4/3/14

Day 7, L3
Mrs. Baur is out at a conference today
  1. You will be working on and finalizing your Build-a-Beast projects. The final product should be exported to your shared Biology Google Drive folder by the end of the day. Remember, this is a project grade.


First period asked yesterday which came first: the chicken or the egg? Check out this cool video for one answer.
  1. Make finishing touches on Build-a-Beast. Be ready for your presentation tomorrow.
Friday
4/4/14

Day 8
  1. Build-a-Beast presentations in class using Explain Everything
  1. None
  1. Click and Learn: Recent Adaptations in Humans
  • If you downloaded the "Click and Learn" app, the slideshow is on the first page "Recent Adaptations in Humans"



Homework and Classwork for the Week of March 24th, 2014

Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
3/24/14

Day 6, L2
  1. Galapagos adaptations site - list all the differences you can between the three pairs of organisms
  2. Galapagos Adaptations Worksheet HERE
    • (1) Land vs. marine iguana
    • (2) Saddleback vs. domed tortoise
    • (3) Flightless cormorant vs. cormorant
  1. NOVA: Explore the Galapagos - you must complete this activity on a computer, as it will not work on the iPad
  2. Link to website HERE
Tuesday
3/25/14

Day 7, L3
  1. Notes on sec. 15-1: Darwin
  2. P5: Explain Everything install and tutorial w/ Mrs. Scheffer
  3. P6: Explain Everything tutorial
  1. NOVA: Explore the Galapagos - you must complete this activity on a computer, as it will not work on the iPad
  2. Link to website HERE

Same assignment as Monday if you were taking PARCC and didn't complete it last night.
Wednesday
3/26/14

Day 1, L4
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    - Explain Everything introduction - Mrs. Scheffer
  • Due on Friday, April 4th - presentations in class

Continue with sec. 15-1 notes - Darwin
Assignment on the iPad DUE FRIDAY 3/28:
Install the iPad app "Click and Learn" - HHMI's BioInteractive

If you can't access the app, alternatively you can go to the "click and learn" on the HHMI Biointeractive website HERE
Thursday
3/27/14

Day 2, L5
  1. Sec. 15-3 notes: Darwin and the theory of Natural Selection (part 1)
  1. HHMI "Click and Learn - Natural and Artificial Selection" due tomorrow
Friday
3/28/14

Day 6, L2
  1. Time to work on Build-a-Beast in class
  1. Work on Build-a-Beast - presentations next Friday (April 4th)


Homework and Classwork for the Week of March 17th, 2014

Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
3/17/14

Day 4, L7
  1. Mutations PowerPoint
  2. Mutations worksheet
  1. None
Tuesday
3/18/14

MCAS Schedule: 34567 (No 1,2) Testing 3,4
  1. Cloning (Periods 5, 6)
  1. None
Wednesday
3/19/14

MCAS Schedule: 12345 (No 6,7) Testing 1,2
  1. Period 5: Cosmos
  1. None
Thursday
3/20/14

Day 5, L1
  1. Watch the short video The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans
  2. Complete the worksheet "Testing a Hypothesis" while you watch the video
  3. P1: go over mutations worksheet when done
  1. None
Friday
3/21/14

MCAS Schedule: 671234 (No 5) Testing 6
  1. Period 1: Cloning
  1. None

Homework and Classwork for the Week of March 10th, 2014
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
3/10/14

Day 7, L3
  1. Check and go over any questions on codon worksheet, protein synthesis worksheet
  2. Quickly review last half of 12-3 notes on translation (that you already have filled in)
  3. HHMI Translation animation
  4. Protein synthesis worksheet #2
  1. Protein synthesis worksheet #2
Tuesday
3/11/14

Day 8
  1. DNA Lego lesson #2 - protein synthesis
  1. Study for chapter 12 test

CHAPTER 12 STUDY GUIDE HERE - skip mutations
Wednesday
3/12/14

Day 1, L4
  1. Review for test
  2. Work on study guide
  1. Study for chapter 12 test
Thursday
3/13/14

Day 2, L5
  1. Test on Chapter 12 - DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis
  1. None
Friday
3/14/14

Day 3, L6
Field trip to Body Worlds Vital exhibit in Faneuil Hall
Those students not attending the field trip (you needed to have paid and had a permission slip signed before January) will be going to the library for a quiet study
  1. None

Homework and Classwork for the Week of March 3rd, 2014
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
3/3/14

Day 2, L5
  1. Sec. 12-2 notes: DNA Replication notes
  2. Molecular visualizations of DNA: DNA wrapping and replication
  3. DNA Replication worksheet
  1. Complete DNA replication worksheet
Tuesday
3/4/14

Day 3, L6
  1. DNA LEGO kits lesson #1
  1. None
Wednesday
3/5/14

Day 4, L7
  1. Sec. 12-3 notes: RNA and Transcription
  2. HHMI Transcription animation
  3. RNA and Transcription worksheet
  1. Transcription packet (3 pages)
Thursday
3/6/14

Day 5, L1
  1. Check transcription sequences from HW packet
  2. Sec. 12-3 notes: Translation (first half)
  3. Codon Bingo
  1. Codon worksheet (will check for completion on Monday; have it done for tomorrow!)
Friday
3/7/14

Day 6, L2
Mrs. Baur will be out today - funeral :(

  1. Protein synthesis worksheet if not finished in class
Next week: Review translation, HHMI translation animation protein synthesis and words activity, LEGO lesson #2, test on Thursday, March 13th

Homework and Classwork for the Week of February 24th, 2014
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
2/24/14

Day 4, L7
  1. Discuss course selection options and requirements
  2. Computer lab to work on meiosis webquest
    1. Arizona - Meiosis website
    2. Stolaf - Meiosis animation
    3. Mitosis vs. Meiosis
  3. Will call you up individually for course selections
  1. Complete meiosis webquest
Tuesday
2/25/14

Day 5, L1
  1. Sec. 11-4 notes: Meiosis
  2. Chromosomal disorders - when meiosis goes wrong
  1. Mitosis vs. Meiosis worksheet
Wednesday
2/26/14

Day 6, L2
  1. Pass back genetics exam
  2. Discuss mitosis vs. meiosis Venn diagram
  3. POGIL: DNA Structure (model 1) - everyone gets a paper copy
    • review roles
  1. Visit this website and complete the Journey into DNA worksheet
Thursday
2/27/14

Day 7, L3
  1. Sec. 12-1 notes: DNA structure
  2. DNA structure worksheet
  1. Study for brief quiz on meiosis
Friday
2/28/14

Day 1, L4
  1. Socrative meiosis quiz
  2. POGIL DNA Replication (model 2)
  1. None


Homework and Classwork for the Week of February 10th, 2014
Genetics Exam Study Guide HERE
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
2/10/14

Day 7, L4
  1. Do Now: Blood type problem: baby mix up
  2. Review genetics problems on the board
  1. Complete the three worksheets from Friday (SpongeBob incomplete dominance, blood type problems, and other patterns of inheritance packet)
Tuesday
2/11/14

Day 8
  1. Check three worksheets
  2. Download study guide (link above, highlighted)
  3. Ch. 14-1 notes: karyotypes and sex-linked inheritance
  4. Practice sex-linked worksheet #1
  1. Complete sex-linked worksheet #1
Wednesday
2/12/14

Day 1, L4
  1. Sex-linked worksheet #2
  2. Genetics exam review problems
  1. Study for genetics exam

GENETICS EXAM REVIEW PACKET ANSWER KEY HERE. Check your answers with these to ensure you're doing the problems correctly.
Thursday
2/13/14
SNOW DAY

Friday
2/14/14

Day 3, L6
  1. Genetics Exam (skip #1 2, 5, 9)
  1. Happy February vacation!


Homework and Classwork for the Week of February 3rd, 2014
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
2/3/14

Day 3, L6
  1. Complete the SpongeBob genetics worksheet 2 and debrief answers
  2. Genetics problems: applying the concepts worksheet
  3. Consult in groups (one problem per table); pick representative to put answer on the board
  1. Study your flashcards for the sections 11-1 and 11-2 vocabulary quiz tomorrow
Tuesday
2/4/14

Day 1 - Course selections
  1. Sections 11-1 and 11-2 vocabulary quiz
  2. Go over remaining questions from "applying the concepts" worksheet
  3. Begin Section 11-3 notes: Dihybrid crosses and independent assortment
  4. DNA From the Beginning practice problem
  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
Lab puppies.jpg
Wednesday
2/5/14

Day 4, L7
No School - SNOW DAY!

Thursday
2/6/14

Day 5, L1
  1. Quickly go through labrador dihybrid cross on the board
  2. Notes on sec. 11-3: Other patterns of inheritance (incomplete dominance, codominance, multiple alleles, polygenic traits)
  3. Try one type of question from each new pattern of inheritance
  1. It would be to your benefit to read through section 11-3 in the book (p. 272-273) that corresponds with today's notes so you're comfortable doing these types of genetics problems tomorrow.
Friday
2/7/14

Day 6, L2
Mrs. Baur will be out today
  1. Genetics problems:
* Blood type problems worksheet
  1. Complete all three worksheets. Due on Tuesday 2/11.
Links for Monday, Feb. 10th - Meiosis Webquest in computer lab


Homework and Classwork for the Week of January 27th, 2014
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
1/27/14

Day 5, L1
  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
1/28/14

Day 6, L2
  1. Do Now: write down in your own words: What is heredity? What is a trait?
  2. Begin Section 11-1 notes: Mendelian genetics
  3. Watch animations DNA from the Beginning:
  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
1/29/14

Day 7, L3
  1. Do Now: Dominant and Recessive Alleles
  2. 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
1/30/14

Day 1, L4
  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
1/31/14

Day 2, L5
  1. Do Now: How are dimples inherited - analysis questions
  2. Go over SpongeBob genetics worksheet 1 answers
  3. SpongeBob genetics worksheet 2
  1. None for Monday…but
  2. TUESDAY 2/4: Reading check quiz on section 11-1 and 11-2 vocabulary. Study your 15 flashcards.


MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE HERE! YES, IT'S 16 PAGES, BUT THERE'S A LOT OF SPACE TO WRITE YOUR ANSWERS. COMPLETE PACKETS WILL BE AWARDED EXTRA CREDIT ON THE EXAM!

Midterm Exam Study and Test-taking Tips


Homework and Classwork for the Week of January 13th, 2014
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
1/13/14

Day 8
  1. Mitosis Carousel Activity: view plant and animal cells undergoing mitosis under the microscope; vocabulary matching game; mini webquest - go to the Biology Arizona website
  2. Demo phases of mitosis under the scope, use Mitosis iPad app, explain webquest table
  1. Finish Mitosis Carousel Activity packet - if you didn't get a chance to view the microscope slides, do a search of either onion root tip cell mitosis or whitefish blastula cell mitosis and sketch the image onto your packet
Tuesday
1/14/14

Day 1, L4
  1. Debrief mitosis carousel activity
  2. Mitosis modeling using pipe cleaners and flip book activity
  1. Complete the mitosis flip book - graded
  2. Bring in 5 review questions on chapters 1 & 2 ON PAPER, PLEASE!
  3. Begin filling in the study guide (p. 1-7) to direct your studying
Wednesday
1/15/14

Day 2, L5
  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!
  2. Continue filling in the study guide (p. 7-11) to direct your studying
Thursday
1/16/14

Day 3, L6
  1. Midterm Review (chapter 7: cells and transport)
  1. Bring in 5 review questions on chapters 8, 9 & 10 ON PAPER, PLEASE!
  2. Continue filling in the study guide (p. 11-16) to direct your studying
Friday
1/17/14

Day 4, L7
  1. Midterm Review (chapters 8, 9 & 10: photosynthesis, cell respiration, & cell division)
  2. Tutoring available in car after school from 2-3 pm today.
  1. Good luck on midterms next week!!! Study hard!



Homework and Classwork for the Week of January 6th, 2014
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
1/6/14

Day 3, L6
  1. Review cell respiration - it's been quite a while since we've talked about it!
  2. Overview of cell respiration animation
  3. Sec. 9-2 notes: Krebs cycle and electron transport chain
  1. Complete pages 3-5 of the Cell Respiration Review Packet
  2. WORD BANK FOR PAGE 4-5: aerobic, anaerobic, alcoholic, ATP, ATP synthase, cellular respiration, CO2, cristae, cytoplasm, electron transport, fermentation, glucose, glycogen, glycolysis, Krebs, lactic acid, matrix, mitochondria, proteins, pyruvic acid
Tuesday
1/7/14

Day 4, L7
  1. Krebs cycle animation
  2. Electron transport chain animation
  3. Compare photosynthesis and cell respiration puzzle
  4. Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration Elodea lab - Mrs. Baur set it up, you interpret results
  1. Complete lab analysis questions #8-12
Wednesday
1/8/14

Day 5, L1
  1. MCAS Question Do Now while checking HW
  2. Debrief photosynthesis-cell respiration relationship
    • Go over lab results
    • Table on p. 5 of cell respiration review packet
    • "Puzzle" from yesterday's do now
  1. Cell cycle coloring worksheet - READ AND HIGHLIGHT THE 1ST PAGE; COLOR (NOT JUST SHADE IN PENCIL) THE DIAGRAM ON THE 2ND PAGE
Thursday
1/9/14

Day 6, L2
  1. Cell cycle worksheet
  2. Begin sec. 10-1/2 notes: cell growth/division/ mitosis
  3. Cell cycle game
  1. Mitosis matching worksheet
Friday
1/10/14

Day 7, L3
  1. Complete sec. 10-1/2 notes - mitosis
  2. Mitosis animations
  3. Install Mitosis app (iPhone app, yellow background w/ red chromosome icon)
  1. None


Homework and Classwork for the Week of December 16th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
12/16/13

Day 3, L6
  1. Pass back cell tests; go over any tough problems
  2. Begin notes on sec. 8-2/8-3 - light and photosynthesis
  3. Time to work on photosynthesis review packet
  1. Complete pages 1-3 of the Photosynthesis Review Packet
  2. WORD BANK FOR PAGE 1 (some may be used used more than once): ATP, autotrophs, blue-violet, carotenoids, carbon dioxide, chlorophyll, glucose, grana, light, NADPH, oxygen, pigments, red, reflect, stroma, sugars, temperature, thylakoid membrane, water
Tuesday
12/17/13

Day 4, L7
  1. Complete sec. 8-2/8-3 notes on photosynthesis
  2. Human photosynthesis equation activity
  3. Animations
  1. Complete pages 4-6 of the Photosynthesis Review Packet
Wednesday
12/18/13

Day 5, L1
  1. Check table on p. 5 of photosynthesis packet
  2. Cell respiration notes: sec. 9-1: overview of cell respiration, glycolysis and fermentation
  1. Cell respiration review packet p. 1-2
  2. Study chloroplast diagram on p. 5 of sec. 8-2/8-3 notes and table on p. 5 of photosynthesis packet (you had for HW) for BRIEF quiz on photosynthesis. Be able to interpret, NOT memorize.
Thursday
12/19/13

Day 6, L2
  1. Brief photosynthesis quiz
  2. Complete sec. 9-1 notes if needed
  3. Overview of cell respiration animation
  4. Human cell respiration equation activity
  1. None
Friday
12/20/13

Day 7, L3
  1. Holiday Traditions
  2. Improv
  1. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ENJOY YOUR VACATION!


Homework and Classwork for the Week of December 9th, 2013
CHAPTER 7 TEST ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11TH. STUDY GUIDE HERE.
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
12/9/13

Day 5, L1
  1. Complete remaining cell campaign projects
  2. Vote on best cell organelle
  3. Discuss the test on Wednesday
  1. Study for chapter 7 test
Tuesday
12/10/13

Day 6, L2
  1. Review for chapter 7 test - Jeopardy games
  1. Study for chapter 7 test
Wednesday
12/11/13

Day 7, L3
  1. Chapter 7 test on cell structure/function and transport
  • Pass back cell campaign project grades
  1. None
Thursday
12/12/13

Day 1, L4
  1. Pass back cell project grades
  2. Brainstorm words associated with photosynthesis (word splash)
  3. How Plants Feed Themselves - read paragraph then answer three questions at the end
  4. Start Photosynthesis Webquest
  1. Complete the photosynthesis webquest if you didn't finish it in class
Friday
12/13/13

Day 2, L5
  1. Pass back cell tests (if graded)
  2. Notes on section 8-1: ATP and energy
  3. ATP animation
  4. Using the Whiteboard app with a partner, collaboratively draw the 5 steps of photosynthesis (as written on the worksheet from yesterday "How Plants Feed Themselves". Begin with a plant taking in water and end with sugar being stored in the plant.
  1. Complete the Overview of Photosynthesis Worksheet: read the text then answer the eight questions
Photosynthesis review website (fill in blanks)



Homework and Classwork for the Week of December 2nd, 2013
CELL PROJECT SPEECHES DUE on Wednesday, Dec. 4th. ELECTION DAY IS ON FRIDAY, DEC. 6TH!
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
12/2/13

Day 1, L4
Mudslinging due
  1. Cell transport review worksheet (passive vs. active transport)
  2. Cell analogy
  1. Complete your cell analogy
Tuesday
12/3/13

Day 2, L5
  1. Collect cell analogy - put in Google Drive folder
  2. Microscope lab basics - learn the parts of the microscope, how it works, etc.
  3. Human epidermal cells - view your own skin cells under the microscope
  1. Speeches due tomorrow. Both people need equal speaking time. Can put both dialogues on one page.
Wednesday
12/4/13

Day 3, L6
Thanksgiving extra credit due
Speeches due
  1. Fill out project form summarizing all of your cell campaign components
  2. Class time to practice your speeches with your partner
  3. Work on any extras
  4. Finalize your campaign. Please carefully read over the grading rubric--this is what I will be using to evaluate your project.
  5. Be sure you have all of your citations in MLA format (not just URLs) for ALL outside sources used (including website information, images, ideas, graphics, etc.) If the citations are not on your poster or brochure, hand them in separately on a piece of paper.
  6. If your team made a Twitter account, and it is your "extra", and/or you have the mudslinging on there, compile a list of tweets to show evidence of your work.
  7. If you are planning on making any food items as an extra, make sure it is allergy-safe (nuts, peanut butter, etc.).
  1. Get ready for ELECTION DAY on Friday. Remember, the goal of the project is to convince your classmates why your organelle is the best in the cell while also providing accurate information.
Thursday
12/5/13
No school - Professional development day

Friday
12/6/13

Day 4, L7
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, view the poster, brochure, mudslinging, and their extras.
  1. Cell structure/function and membrane transport TEST is on WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11th. You should be reviewing the material from Chapter 7. EXAM STUDY GUIDE HERE!

Homework and Classwork for the Week of November 25th, 2013
CELL PROJECT BROCHURE DUE on Tuesday, Nov. 26th
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
11/25/13
Day 7, L3
  1. Practice with diffusion and osmosis - packet
  1. Be ready to hand in your cell brochure tomorrow. If you need me to make copies, you need to let me know how many. Note they will not be in color.
Tuesday
11/26/13
Day 8
  1. Go over answers to diffusion/osmosis packet
  2. Active transport notes
  3. Passive vs. active transport worksheet
  1. While there is no homework assigned over the break, please keep in mind the remaining deadlines for the cell campaign project. It is a good idea to check in with your partner over the break.
    • Mudslinging due on Mon. 12/2
    • Speeches due on Wed. 12/4
    • PROJECT DUE ON (ELECTION DAY) FRIDAY, DEC. 6TH
Wednesday
11/27/13
1/2 Day
Pep Rally

Thursday
11/28/13
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
If you're curious about the science of Thanksgiving, check out this website. Extra credit given to those who summarize one of the articles and tie it into your Thanksgiving day feast/activities.

Friday
11/29/13
  1. No school




Homework and Classwork for the Week of November 18th, 2013
BRIEF Cell Structure/Function Quiz on Tuesday, Nov. 19th
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
11/18/13
Day 2, L5
  1. Cell size activity - calculations and potato demo
  1. Study for brief cell structure/function quiz tomorrow. You should study your cell flashcards, notes, worksheets, etc.
Tuesday
11/19/13
Day 3, L6
  1. Cell quiz
  2. Work on cell size questions from yesterday's packet
  3. Go over cell size questions and wrap up
  4. Begin working on cell membrane and cell transport webquest. Yes, it's a long packet, but we'll be working on parts of it all week. Should work on the iPad.
  1. Cell membrane and transport webquest packet (Parts I and II, p. 1-2)
Wednesday
11/20/13
Day 4, L7
  1. Sec. 7-3 notes - cell membrane and diffusion
  2. Cell membrane animation
  3. Diffusion in a baggie
  1. Cell membrane and transport webquest packet (Part III, p. 3-4)
Thursday
11/21/13
Day 5, L1
  1. Sec. 7-3 notes - osmosis and facilitated diffusion
  1. Campaign poster due tomorrow. It needs to be ready to hang up at the beginning of class.
  2. Complete cell membrane and transport webquest packet (Part III: Closer Look, p. 5-9)
Friday
11/22/13
Day 6, L2
  1. Finish 7-3 notes on facilitated diffusion
  2. Hang up campaign posters on your designated class spot
  3. Class time to work on project
  1. Campaign brochure due on Tuesday, Nov. 26th


Homework and Classwork for the Week of November 11th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
11/11/13
No school - Veterans' Day

Tuesday
11/12/13
No school - Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday
11/13/13
Day 6, L2
  1. Complete sec. 7-2 notes - cell organelles, part 1
  2. Introduce cell organelle campaign project
    • I broke up the project into smaller due dates to eliminate procrastination:
    • Poster due on Fri. 11/22
    • Brochure due on Tues. 11/26
    • Mudslinging due on Mon. 12/2
    • Speeches due on Wed. 12/4
    • PROJECT DUE ON (ELECTION DAY) FRIDAY, DEC. 6TH
  1. Begin initial research on the cell organelle project. Bring in 3 sources you found for your assigned organelle. Each person needs his/her own 3.
Thursday
11/14/13
Day 7, L3
  1. Notes on sec. 7-2 notes - cell organelles, part 2
  2. Can start homework in class
  1. Cell parts and their jobs worksheet
Friday
11/15/13
Day 1, L4
  1. Go over HW worksheet (particularly structures on first page)
  2. Time to work on cell organelle campaign project with partner
  3. Brief teacher check-ins with everyone individually
  4. Lesson on how to properly cite sources in MLA format
  1. Work on cell campaign project. First deadline is the POSTER due on Friday, November 22nd.
  2. Brief cell structure/function quiz on TUESDAY, November 19th


Homework and Classwork for the Week of November 4th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
11/4/13
Day 1, L4
  1. Pass back Ch. 2 Macromolecule/Enzyme test
  2. POGIL Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells - explain how it works, designate and read roles, check HW (Venn diagrams)
  • 10 minutes for Models 1 & 2
  1. Complete POGIL Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Model 3 - questions #13-18
Tuesday
11/5/13

Day 2, L5
  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!!!
Wednesday
11/6/13
Day 3, L6
  1. Install the iPad app HudsonAlpha iCell; check flashcards while exploring this app
  2. View "The Inner Life of the Cell" 3-minute video. List as many of the cell organelles as you can
  3. Cell size and scale interactive animation
  4. Notes on section 7-2: Cell structures Part 1
  1. Bring in your Biology textbook to work on packet in class tomorrow.
Thursday
11/7/13
Day 4, L7
Mrs. Baur is out on a field trip today.
  1. You will be working on the section 7-2 Cell Organelle packet. Whatever you don't finish is for homework due tomorrow.
  1. Finish the section 7-2 Cell Organelle packet
Friday
11/8/13
Day 5, L1
Veterans' Day Assembly 8:00 am - 9:00 am (P5 into P6)




Homework and Classwork for the Week of October 28th, 2013
Macromolecule and Enzyme Test on Tuesday, October 29th!!!
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
10/28/13

Day 4, L7
  1. Review for Chapter 2 test tomorrow
  2. Macromolecule cards
  3. CH. 2 TEST STUDY GUIDE HERE
  1. Study for CHAPTER 2 EXAM. Grade will be on Q1 report card.

NOTE: people who were absent today are still expected to take the exam tomorrow.
Tuesday
10/29/13

Day 5, L1
  1. Sec. 2-3 and 2-4 EXAM - whole class
  1. Bring in 6 food/drink nutrition labels. Cannot use water or gum. Must have substantial calories.
Wednesday
10/30/13

Day 6, L2
  1. Intro to reading food labels with the packet "Using Food Labels to Calculate Percentage of Nutrients and Calories"
  2. Go over sample calculation for next packet "Reading Nutrition Labels and Calculating Stored Food Energy"
  1. Using your six food labels, complete the table on p. 2 of the "Reading Nutrition Labels and Calculating Stored Food Energy" packet. Do not do graph or questions yet.
  2. See sample calculation we did in class to help you
Thursday
10/31/13

Day 7, L4
  1. Check data table for accuracy
  2. Work on graph and analysis questions
  3. Debrief findings and tie to macromolecule unit
  4. Pass in if complete - Q2 lab grade
  1. Complete the graph and analysis questions in the "Reading Nutrition Labels and Calculating Stored Food Energy" packet. Ready to turn in tomorrow for a lab grade.
Friday
11/1/13

Day 8
  1. NEW SEATS
  2. As a group, come up with a definition of a cell
  3. 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
  1. Read sec. 7-1 in textbook (p. 169-172)
  2. Make a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting prokaryotes and eukaryotes


Homework and Classwork for the Week of October 21st, 2013
Macromolecule and Enzyme Test on Tuesday, October 29th!!!
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
10/21/13

Day 7, L3
  1. Sec. 2-4 notes: chemical reactions and enzymes
  1. Read sec. 2-4 in textbook (p. 49-53)
  2. Complete sec. 2-4 review worksheet
Tuesday
10/22/13

Day 8
  1. Complete sec. 2-4 notes: enzymes
  2. Watch these animations:
  1. Enzyme coloring worksheet - read and highlight the first page; then color the diagrams on the second page
Wednesday
10/23/13

Day 1, L4
  1. Computer lab - Enzyme webquest
  • Go back to room to discuss enzyme lab directions and make predictions
  1. Complete enzyme webquest started in class today. You will need a computer for this.
  2. Read over enzyme lab background and procedure
Thursday
10/24/13

Day 2, L5
  1. Enzyme liver lab
  1. Make graphs and answer the analysis questions in the enzyme lab packet
Friday
10/25/13

Day 3, L6
  1. Debrief enzyme lab
  2. Fix up/complete questions and turn in for lab grade
  3. Macromolecule cards to review...again
  1. Study for macromolecule and enzyme test (Sec. 2-3 and 2-4).
  2. Study guide HERE


Homework and Classwork for the Week of October 14th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
10/14/13
Columbus Day - No School

Tuesday
10/15/13

Day 4, L7
  1. Section 2-3 notes on carbon and intro to macromolecules
  2. Section 2-3 notes - carbohydrates and lipids
  3. Carbohydrate and lipid animations (both Flash)
  4. Discussion: why trans fats are bad for you
DUE ON THURSDAY FOR EVERYONE:
Wednesday
10/16/13

PSAT Schedule (Day 1, L4)
PSATs will be held from periods 1-4. Period 1 does not meet today.

Mrs. Baur will be chaperoning the freshmen field trip today.

Periods 5 & 6 - please complete the work listed for Tuesday's homework. All of this will be checked tomorrow.
  1. Complete Tuesday's homework (see above)
Thursday
10/17/13

Day 5, L1
  1. Check HHMI 3-2-1 and sec. 2-3 review worksheet
  2. What are trans fats bad for you?
  3. Section 2-3 notes - proteins and nucleic acids
  4. Protein animation (Flash)
  5. Proteins are the body's worker molecules
  1. Macromolecule worksheet #2 - this one is tough. Try your best!!!
Friday
10/18/13

Day 6, L2
  1. Go over macromolecule #2 worksheet
  2. Review structures of macromolecules
  3. Macromolecular cards - arrange the 12 cards into a: lipid, nucleic acid, protein, simple sugar, and starch
  1. None


Homework and Classwork for the Week of October 7th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
10/7/13
Day 6, L2
  1. Review of sections 2-1 and 2-2 - numbered heads together
  2. Review questions HERE...be sure to check out the last slide and be able to fulfill all objectives for the quiz tomorrow.
  1. Study for the quiz tomorrow on sec. 2-1 and 2-2 (atoms, molecules, properties of water, and pH)
Tuesday
10/8/13

Day 7, L3
  1. Quiz on sections 2-1 and 2-2 ~ 1/2 class
  2. When done with quiz, read about the four types of macromolecules on the website Chem4Kids AND complete the corresponding questions while reading:
  1. Complete the Chem4Kids biochemistry worksheet started in class after the quiz
Wednesday
10/9/13

Day 1, L4
  1. Get into groups of 4. Each of the four teams will be assigned one of the four macromolecules. On a piece of poster paper, brainstorm as many details as you can for the macromolecule. Use the Chem4Kids website from yesterday.
  2. Teams will rotate like a carousel and switch posters to fill in any additional information they can. Will rotate until all 4 posters have been seen.
  3. If time, briefly present posters to the class
  1. Read section 2-3 (p. 44-48)
  2. Complete section 2-3 concept map using the textbook to help you
  3. Bring textbook to class tomorrow
Thursday
10/10/13

Day 2, L5
  1. Jigsaw activity on macromolecules: 4 expert groups (carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, proteins)
  • USING THE TEXTBOOK...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; the 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. Complete macromolecule comparison chart
Friday
10/11/13

Day 3, L6
  1. Check to ensure macromolecule table is complete and accurate
  2. Carbs against Cardio article - summary and evaluation
  1. None


Homework and Classwork for the Week of September 30th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
9/30/13

Day 1, L4
  1. Life's Little Essential 3-2-1 discussion
  2. Sec. 2-2 notes on the Properties of Water
  3. View water animations
  1. Read p. 40-41 in sec. 2-2 and review today's notes
  2. Read the Water Olympics lab questions
    • Using the above materials, write down THREE review questions about water to ask a partner tomorrow.
Tuesday
10/1/13

Day 2, L5
  1. Water Olympics lab - stations set up around the room, record data, observations, work on questions as you go
  1. Complete the Water Olympics lab questions - complete sentences - will be a lab grade
Wednesday
10/2/13

Day 3, L6
  1. Discuss the Water Olympics lab results; pass in for grading
  2. How Stuff Works: Water video and corresponding video questions
  1. None
Thursday
10/3/13

Day 4, L7
  1. Do Now: write down a definition of acid and base, any characteristics about it, and examples of household products
  2. Sec. 2-2 notes on acids, bases, and pH
  3. Complete the review of pH worksheet
  1. Complete the section 2-2 review worksheet, but skip #11

NOTE: When opening up this worksheet on the iPad, for some reason the PDF is upside-down. Just lock screen rotation and take a screen shot of the image to get it right-side up.
Friday
10/4/13

Day 5, L1
  1. Check sec. 2-2 review w/s
  2. pH virtual lab in computer lab room 177
  1. None...but there will be a quiz on section 2-1 and 2-2 on Tuesday, Oct. 8th, so review all materials. Brief review day on Monday.


Homework and Classwork for the Week of September 23rd, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
9/23/13

Day 4, L7
  1. Collect termite lab report / make sure they are shared and editable in Google Drive folder
  2. Debrief termite lab - different tests; can termites see? smell? hear?
  3. Introduction to chemistry with this Chemistry WebQuest
  4. Review answers to webquest
  1. Install the iPad app "NOVA Elements"
  2. Once installed, click on "Explore The Interactive Periodic Table"
  3. We will be exploring six biologically important elements: carbon (C), hydrogen (H), nitrogen (N), oxygen (O), phosphorus (P), and sulfur (S).
  4. Find the corresponding "square" on the periodic table, open it, and click "Watch a Clip about This Element."
  5. For each of the six elements named above, write down three facts for each one as learned in the video clip. Write these facts down either on your iPad or on a piece of paper.
Tuesday
9/24/13
Day 5, L1
  1. Begin notes on section 2-1 "The Nature of Matter" (atoms & elements)
  2. Open up the NOVA Elements app and work on the first and second columns of the corresponding NOVA Elements worksheet
  1. Complete the Biological Importance and Atomic Properties columns in the NOVA Elements worksheet started in class. We will do the last column (Bohr Model of the Element) together in class
Wednesday
9/25/13

Day 6, L2
  1. Learn how to draw Bohr atomic models - complete last column of NOVA Elements worksheet
  2. Complete section 2-1 notes "The Nature of Matter" -
    radioactive isotopes, compounds, types of bonds, and molecules
  3. Practice: Draw atomic (Bohr) models for boron and chlorine (Hint: use the periodic table in the NOVA Elements app)
  1. Complete the section 2-1 worksheet
  2. Refer to pg. 35-39 in the textbook as needed
Thursday
9/26/13

Day 7, L3
  1. Class work completed in the computer lab (Room 177)
  2. Download and complete this chemical bonds worksheet by visiting this website on reactivity and bonding
  3. The other two websites to review chemical bonding:
  1. None
Friday
9/27/13

Day 8
  1. Pass back termite lab reports & grading rubrics
  2. Review animations / go over any unclear questions from yesterday's web quest
  3. Build molecular models using the model kits. Complete corresponding Principles of Chemistry worksheet
  1. Read the article "Life's Little Essential" about water and write a 3-2-1:
    • 3 facts you learned about water and why it is essential to living things
    • 2 points you found interesting
    • 1 thing you want to know more about



Homework and Classwork for the Week of September 16th, 2013
CHAPTER 1 QUIZ ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 20TH
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
9/16/13

Day 6, L2

Activity Fair
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
  1. Revisit data collected from termite experiment on Friday; finalize with group. Be ready to write lab report on the sections discussed in class.
  1. Go over answers to Scientific Method worksheets (matching & Simpsons)
  2. Foolish seedling activity - cards & worksheet
  1. Begin working on your termite lab report - due on Monday, Sept. 23rd. Each person needs to write their own report. No copying from your group members.
Tuesday
9/17/13
Day 7, L3
  1. Brainstorm the characteristics of living things; come up with class list on board
  2. Sewer lice - are they alive? write down your thoughts and then discuss as a group
  3. Notes on section 1-3: Studying Life
  1. 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.
  2. Refer to section 1-3 (p. 16-22) as needed
Wednesday
9/18/13

Day 1, L4
  1. Class discussion: Is Sammy Alive?
  2. Complete section 1-3 notes
  3. Characteristics of living things: microscope explorations
  1. Come up with THREE review questions for the Chapter 1 quiz - write the questions on an index card with your NAME on top so that you can hand it in
  2. Chapter 1 Quiz on FRIDAY - review notes, worksheets, textbook, make flashcards, use the study guide

* CHAPTER 1 QUIZ STUDY GUIDE IS HERE!
Thursday
9/19/13

Day 2, L5
  1. Complete and check characteristics of life microscope sample answers with your own
  2. Compile review questions on index cards
  3. Numbered heads together review game
  • Bonus points on quiz
  1. STUDY for the Chapter 1 quiz tomorrow
Friday
9/20/13

Day 3, L6
  1. Quiz on Chapter 1: The Science of Biology
  2. When finished with the quiz, work on your termite lab report
  1. Complete the termite lab report - due MONDAY, SEPT. 23rd


Homework and Classwork for the Week of September 9th, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday
9/9/13

Day 1, L4
  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 (AKAMystery Box)
  1. Complete pages 2 and 3 of the "Developing a Hypothesis" worksheet (started in class)
Tuesday
9/10/13

Day 2, L5
  1. ?'s on "Developing a Hypothesis" worksheet
  2. Introduction to the scientific method
  3. Video on the scientific method and video questions
  1. Complete the Scientific Method in Action worksheet
Wednesday
9/11/13

Day 3, L6
  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
9/12/13

Day 4, L7
  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
  4. Scientific method practice worksheet
  5. If time, Simpson's identify the control and variables activity
  1. Complete the Scientific method practice worksheet and the Simpson's worksheet. Counted as one homework.
Friday
9/12/13

Day 5, L1
  1. Design your own experiment
  • A pheromone is a secreted chemical that allows members of the same species to interact/behave in a particular way.
  • Materials: 4 different pens (labeled), blank paper, Petri dish, termites, paint brush
  • Using these materials, make observations, state your question, form a hypothesis, design an experiment to test one variable, collect data, and make a conclusion.
  • You will be writing a lab report next week.
  1. None - but make sure you keep your data for today's experiment and be ready to write up a lab report next week
Foolish seedling disease activity in pairs next week


Homework & Classwork for the Week of September 3rd, 2013
Date
Classwork
Homework
Monday 9/2/13
Labor Day - No School

Tuesday 9/3/13
  1. Welcome, find seats
  2. Make name tags
  3. Website, Google Drive shared folders, apps
  4. Go over course expectations and safety contract
** Distribute agreement form - print full name on top right corner
  • Icebreaker
  1. Read over the Course Expectations thoroughly with parents/guardians
  2. Read the Safety Contract thoroughly with parents/guardians. There will be a 5-question safety quiz tomorrow
  3. Both you and a your parent/guardian must sign the Course Expectations and Safety Contract Agreement form and bring it in tomorrow
  4. Make sure you have your parents'/guardians' contact information (work/cell #, email address). You will be filling out an information form tomorrow
Wednesday 9/4/13
  1. Pick up name tags
  2. Collect Course Expectations and Safety Contract Agreement form
  3. Safety quiz on Socrative (#3571)
  4. Stay on Socrative - complete the information form - need parent/guardian contact info
  5. Distribute textbooks and complete textbook form
  6. Goodnight iPad - read as a class
  1. Write a two paragraph response to the story "Goodnight iPad."
  • Paragraph one: What is the take-home message from the story?
  • Paragraph two: How do you anticipate this year being different from last year in terms of iPad use/technology in general?
If you don't remember the story of "Goodnight iPad", click here to see a YouTube video of the narrated story and animations
Thursday 9/5/13
  1. Observation vs. inference:
  1. Complete the observation vs. inference worksheet
Friday
9/6/13
  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?
  1. Complete the section 1-1 worksheet. Refer to section 1-1 (p. 3-7) in textbook, as needed