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Monday, March 18th
Warm-Up: What type of animal fossils are these? Why?
Glossary: Fossils - any evidence of a living organism (such as body part, feces, egg, etc)
Types of fossils: trace, index, cast, mold, amber
What information can fossils tell us? Create a list in your lab notebook.
Friday, March 15th
Genetics Test Online
Thursday, March 14th
Fieldtrip to the CT Science Center - Bodies Exhibit
Study for Genetics Test
Wednesday, March 13th
Review for Test - KAHOOT
HOMEWORK: Complete study guide and study for test on Friday
Tuesday, March 12th
Warm-Up: List ways flowers could be pollinated.
Complete data table from Plant-Animal Interactions
Go over study guide
HOMEWORK: Study for test Friday
Monday, March 11th
Warm-Up: How might the decline of a species of bird/insects population affect us?
Plant/Animal Interactions - complete data table from reading on page 62,63
HOMEWORK: Complete study guide
Friday, March 8th
Complete Animal Behavior Investigations
Begin study guide for test Friday, March 15th
HOMEWORK: Continue working on study guide for test next Friday
Fill our March Mammal Madness Bracket by Monday...use this link to research your mammals
Thursday, March 7th
Warm-Up: If BOTH parents are carriers for the o bloodtype, what percent chance do you have of NOT having bloodtype o?
Animal Behavior video...what are these Flamingos doing?
Reproduction book page 55, Discuss Animal Behavior Investigations in groups and write the answers to the following questions in your lab notebook-
1) What trait is being measured? 2) Did that trait create reproductive success or not? How? 3) Is that trait genetic, environmental or BOTH and why? 4) What patterns do you see between the trait and the success of reproduction?
HOMEWORK: Critter Breeding Project due tomorrow
REPRODUCTION TEST Friday, March 15th
Wednesday, March 6th
Warm-Up: Blood type follows a non-mendalian pattern of inheritance because it is affected by multiple genes. Which allele for blood type is dominant and which is recessive?
Punnett Squares with Blood Types
HOMEWORK: Critter Breeding Project now due Friday, March 8th
Tuesday, March 5th
Warm-Up: What are the four main blood types?
Compatible Blood Types Lab
Notes on Blood Type donor/recipient
HOMEWORK: Blood Type Punnett Squares
Continue working on project
Friday, March 1st
Warm-Up: What factors can determine traits?
Can you taste PTC?
Discuss project - Breeding Critters
Collect data on Breeding Critters - begin analysis
HOMEWORK: Begin Project
Thursday, February 28th
Warm-Up: Put the following in order from smallest to largest: cell, DNA, gene, chromosome
Nature - the genes and hereditary factors that make us who we are.
Nurture - environmental variables that impact who we are (how we are raised, experiences, social interactions, etc)
Twin Video on Nature vs. Nurture
Read articles - A second look at Twin Studies and Twins Separated at Birth Reveal Staggering Influence of Genetics
Create continuum of inherited vs. acquired traits
Wednesday, February 27th
No Warm-Up (turn in homework)
Copy the following into your glossary:
Chromosomes - rod shaped structures that occur in 23 pairs of a human cell (there are 2 alleles for each gene located on a single pair of chromosomes).
Cell Division - mitosis - production of body cells
meiosis - production of sex cells
Complete Venn Diagram on Mitosis vs. Meiosis
Set Up Breeding Critters Activity
HOMEWORK: What blood type am I? What traits do I have that are similar to my parents? Different from?
Tuesday, February, 26th
Sort Mitosis cards
Reading, Show Me the Genes
HOMEWORK: STT #1, 3, 4, & 5 on page 41-47
Monday, February 25th
Plickers with GATTACA questions
Reading on Mendel and discussion of pea plant results
Friday, February 22nd
Discuss and complete questions to turn in
Thursday, February 21st
Wednesday, February 20th
Discuss DNA Extraction Lab and collect lab worksheet
Thursday, February 14th
Strawberry DNA Extraction Lab
Complete the DNA Extraction analysis questions
NO HOMEWORK - BRING VIDEO RELEASE FORM SIGNED WEDNESDAY!
Wednesday, February 13th
Warm-Up: Use a punnett square to predict the offspring of a heterozygous red-eyed fruit fly and a white eyed fruit fly.
Turn in homework
Monday, February 11th
Go over Homework
Continue with Punnett Square practice
Begin Harry Potter Genetics Part 2
HOMEWORK: Study for vocabulary quiz Wednesday (dominant, recessive, genotype, phenotype, heterozygous, homozygous, gene, allele, inherited, trait, characteristic, asexual vs. sexual reproduction), get Video permission slip signed and complete Harry Potter Genetics worksheet
Friday, February 8th
Warm-Up: Why is it impossible to get a recessive trait if one parent is homozygous dominant for that trait?
Begin Punnett Squares, practice
HOMEWORK: Harry Potter Genetics Worksheet
Thursday, February 7th
Warm-Up: What is the ratio of blue-tailed critters to orange tailed critters?
TT = 258
Tt/tT = 438
tt = 222
How does this compare to Skye and Poppy's breeding experiment?
Genetics Vocabulary KAHOOT!
HOMEWORK: Study vocabulary for quiz on Wednesday, February 13th
Wednesday, February 6th
Read article on Genes and answer questions (turn in)
Copy vocabulary into lab notebook glossary (if you did not complete it Monday)
Watch documentary on Dolly the Sheep, discuss
Tuesday, February 5th
Bill Nye: Genetics
Monday, February 4th
Warm-Up: How many genes for tail color does each critter have? Explain.
Glossary - Probability - the liklihood of a trait occurring
Allele - a version of a gene (dominant or recessive)
Dominant - an allele that overpowers another
Recessive - an allele that stays hidden or masked when in the presence of a dominant trait.
Homozygous - two of the same alleles
Heterozygous - two different alleles
Genotype - the genetic makeup (gene combo) TT, Tt, tT, or tt
Phenotype - the physical appearance (blue tail/orange tail)
Collect data for gene combo.
Friday, February 1st
Warm-Up: Compare and contrast sexual and asexual reproduction.
Go over the Reading guide and analysis 1 a-f from yesterday's reading
Thursday, January 31st
Read Reproduction pages 13-19
Complete the three-level reading guide
HOMEWORK: Complete analysis #1 a-f in complete sentences in your lab notebook.
Wednesday, January 30th
Warm-Up: What are some advantages of studying heredity in plants and single-celled organisms as opposed to humans.
Read pages 7-11 in the Reproduction book, Creature Features and record your explanation for each Stopping to think question regarding the generation outcomes.
Glossary: genes- the "code" or "recipe" located on your DNA that tells what traits you will have
inherited - the passing of genes from one generation to another.
Tuesday, January 29th
Warm-Up: Create the complimentary strand of DNA for the following:
Read pages 3-5 in the Reproduction book and write 5 questions Joe should ask his doctor or genetic counselor.
Watch the Video on Marfan Syndrome
Monday, January 28th
Warm-Up: What factors cause disease?
Complete Disease presentations
Complete the narration to the DNA Replication worksheet and turn in
Thursday & Friday (January 24 & 25th)
Disease/Organelle Project Presentations
Students should be filling out a listening guide during presentations, which is part of the grade.
Wednesday, January 24th
Warm-Up: What structures make up DNA?
Create a DNA model
HOMEWORK: Submit slideshow to google classroom before class tomorrow. PRACTICE your presentation...you may be lucky enough to get it over with tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 22nd
Warm-Up: List three facts about DNA.
Watch the Amoeba Sisters: DNA Replication Video
HOMEWORK: Complete and practice Presentation (due Thursday, January 24th)
Friday, January 18th
Chromebooks to complete research and slideshow presentation.
Begin creating notecards for Thursdays presentation
Take picture of drawing and insert to slideshow TODAY!
HOMEWORK: Complete project and be ready to present on Thursday!
Thursday, January 17th
Science Midterm during Advisory - no science class
HOMEWORK: Have research and drawing complete for project tomorrow
Wednesday, January 16th
Play KAHOOT review for Midterm **TRY THIS INSTEAD
Complete drawing for Friday
STUDY FOR MIDTERM TOMORROW!!!
Tuesday, January 15th
Draw, color and label organelle for disease project
HOMEWORK: Have drawing complete for Friday
Study for Midterm
Monday, January 14th
Discuss slide show guidelines and template on google classroom
Complete research on chromebooks and begin slide show
HOMEWORK: Study for Midterm
Complete Research for project
Have organelle drawing complete by Friday
Friday, January, 11th
Go over study guide for midterm Thursday, January 17th
HOMEWORK: Complete research on your disease/organelle project, be ready to talk about the slideshow on Monday.
STUDY for midterms!!!
Thursday, January 10th
Play a round of Around the world Review for Midterm
Continue working on study guide
HOMEWORK: Complete study guide to go over tomorrow.
Wednesday, January 9th
Log into powerschool/school net and take the practice test XU5QU8X
Work on study guide for midterms
HOMEWORK: Continue working on study guide to be completed by Friday
Continue working on Research to be completed by Monday
Tuesday, January 8th
Research disease/organelle project
HOMEWORK: Continue to research for project as all research should be completed by the Monday, January 14th
Continue working on Study guide
Monday, January 7th
Mrs. Norton goes over Destiny Collection of research resouces sites (remember to log in through Scofield, Students, library media center, log in with ID/ID, go to Collections, Disease Organelles!
You may, but do not have to use the Notes template (just make a copy so you can type on it)
HOMEWORK: Continue research and continue working on study guide
Friday, January 4th
Discuss answer to Apple question...
Go over Project Presentation Guidelines and pick topic
Continue working on Study Guide for Midterm
HOMEWORK: Join my google classroom - u7jm774
Thursday, January 3rd
Share answers re: apple and discuss
Read Cells, Tissues, and Organs, pages 57-61
Rewrite explanation for apple as a CER with detailed evidence from the reading
Begin study guide for midterm
HOMEWORK: Continue working on study guide for midterm - Science Midterm - January 17th
Wednesday, January 2nd
Review cells and their organelles
In your lab notebook: would you consider a fruit, such as an apple, to be a cell, tissue, organ, organ system, or organism? Draw and label the parts of an apple and EXPLAIN why you think what you do.
Friday, December 21st
Complete cell model if you did not yesterday
Video - Human Body and cells
Thursday, December 20th
Create cell model
Wednesday, December 19th
Complete Cell Membrane model, finish data table and after drawing
Complete Cell Model Planning
Begin creating flags for organelle labels
HOMEWORK: Bring in materials for 3D cell model
Tuesday, December 18th
Plan 3D Cell Model
HOMEWORK: Bring in materials for 3D cell model project
Monday, December 17th
Set Up Call Membrane demo
Complete cell Analogies
Friday, December 14th
Cell City Analogy together as a class
Go through the bins and create an analogy of an organelle to an object in the bin:
large plastic bag
Once you have created a connection between the objects and an organelle, tell me what type of cell you created (plant/animal) and why?
Thursday, December 13th
Open Note Quiz
Label/color plant and animal cell
HOMEWORK: Complete plant and animal cell diagram
Wednesday, December 12th
Amoeba sister's video on Cellular Respiration
Go over CER's
HOMEWORK: Open Binder Quiz tomorrow (Bring everything you need to class)
Tuesday, December 11th
Warm-Up: What is yeast?
Cellular Respiration - a series of chemical changes that release energy from food; begins in the cytoplasm and finishes in the mitochondria of cells
Draw a before and after drawing of demo
Write a CER (minimum 5 sentences) - Are yeast living?
Claim - (answer to the question)
Evidence - (FACTS that YOU saw or know happened from the demo)
Reasoning - (Characteristics of Living things that connect the evidence to the claim)
HOMEWORK: Complete CER above
Monday, December 10th
Warm-Up: Which two organelles are found in ALL cells?
Complete Cell Stations:
1)Complete Venn Diagram
2) Matching Organelle structure and function
3) Microscope Drawings a) bacteria b) euglena c) paramecium d) plant or animal
HOMEWORK: NONE (Complete Definitions by Thursday's open binder quiz)
Friday, December 7th
Warm-Up: What is the difference between prokaryote and eukaryote? Give an example of each.
1) Complete Venn Diagram
2) Matching Organelle structure and function
3) Microscope Drawings a) bacteria b) euglena c) paramecium d) plant or animal
HOMEWORK: NONE (Complete Definitions by Thursday's open binder quiz)
Thursday, December 6th
Warm-Up: What are organelles? Do all cells have the same organelles?
Read pages, 31-38, Parts of Cells and complete Stopping to think #1a, 2ab, 3b, 4ab and 5ab
HOMEWORK: Complete questions if you did not finish in class.
OPEN NOTE QUIZ Thursday, 12/13
Wednesday, December 5th
Watch video on the Cell Theory, write all parts of Cell Theory down in lab notebook
Read pages 31-38 in Cell textbook, Parts of a Cell
Define the 12 bold terms in your glossary: structure, function, cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, nuclear membrane, organelles, mitochondria, cell wall, chloroplasts, protists, and bacteria.
Tuesday, December 4th
Read pages 15-22 in Cells to Organisms textbook
Complete Timeline of Scientists and how they contributed to the Cell Theory/Germ Theory
Monday, December 3rd
Warm-Up: What is the difference between unicellular and multicellular organisms?
Discuss "Is Sammy Alive?"
Characteristics of Life: (write in your lab notebook)
Ability to grow, move, reproduce, respond/adapt to environment, use energy and be made of one or more cells
Friday, November 30th
Complete online test (15 min)
8 Stations: Alive or Not, claim/evidence
HOMEWORK: Is Sammy Alive?
Thursday, November 29th
Complete Unit Test online
HOMEWORK: Read the "Structure of Life" worksheet. Highlight important words/phrases, circle unknown words and write questions in the margins.
Wednesday, November 28th
Turn in letter "e" packet
Play Kahoot Review Game
HOMEWORK: Make certain your powerschool login information works
STUDY for test tomorrow
Tuesday, November 27th
Warm-Up: What happens to the image when you increase your power of magnification?
Complete the letter "e" packet
HOMEWORK: Study for test Thursday
Monday, November 26th
Warm-Up: What does magnification mean?
Label diagram of microscope, along with the function of the parts
Begin the Letter "e" packet
HOMEWORK: Study for Body Systems/Biomedical Engineering test on Thursday
Wednesday, November 21st
Go over Study Guides for test on Thursday, November 29th.
HOMEWORK: Study for test Thursday
Tuesday, November 20th
Continue working on study guide
HOMEWORK: Complete study guide in order to go over in class tomorrow
Monday, November 19th
Poster Project Reflection worksheet
Begin Study Guide
HOMEWORK: Continue working on study guide
Human Body Systems/Biomedical Engineering Test, Thursday, November 29th
Friday, November 16th
Chicken Wing Dissections
Thursday, November 15th
Warm-Up: What is the difference between a ligament and a tendon?
Compare the human arm to a chicken wing. Write 2 similarities and 2 differences.
Go over the procedure for chicken wing dissection.
Wednesday, November 14th
Complete Emmanuel's Gift
HOMEWORK: Poster Project due tomorrow
Tuesday, November 13th
Watch Emmanuel's Gift
HOMEWORK: Poster Project due Thursday
Friday, November 9th
Warm-Up: What are the four functions of the skeletal system?
Complete BEFORE column of the anticipation guide and tape in your notebook
Read and discuss pages B-31 - B-37
HOMEWORK: Complete typed project by Monday. Poster is due Thursday, 11/15
Thursday, November 8th
Warm-Up: What are the two gases that are exchanged in the Respiratory System and in which organs does it occur in?
Think - Pair - Share
C6H12O6 + 6O2 --> 6CO2 + 6H2O + ATP
Explain this Equation.
Show project examples and go over any questions related to the project.
HOMEWORK: Poster projects due 11/15, type ALL sections by Monday!
Wednesday, November 7th
Media Center to graph team data for project
Complete data table for project as well
Begin typing all other information to put onto poster
HOMEWORK: Complete typing parts of project by Monday
Monday, November 5th
Complete Hypothesis and Procedure
Complete second half of lab with exercise
Begin errors/mistakes and conclusion/analysis sections
HOMEWORK: Complete errors/mistakes and conclusion/analysis sections by Wednesday
Friday, November 2nd
Discuss Question, Variables and Vocabulary, Materials and Procedure
Complete Part A of Lab
HOMEWORK: Complete Variables, Hypothesis, Materials and Procedure
1. Set up a control: In an empty cup, measure10mL
water and 5 drops of BTB and stir (1 time)
2. Measure 10mL water and pour into bag. Add 5
drops of BTB to bag and swoosh it around.
3. Place your straw in the bag and remove all the air
from the bag. Make an airtight seal at the top.
4. Exhale the air from your lungs through the straw
until the bag is inflated. Do not let air escape from the
bag when you remove the straw.
5. Shake the bag.
6. Pour the contents of bag into an empty cup.
7. Add 1 drop of NaOH to your plastic cup, stir once,
8. Repeat step 7 (while counting drops) until your
solution turns the color of the control.
Thursday, November 1st
Warm-Up: List the organs of the Respiratory System. (Turn in)
Label the respiratory diagram
Learn the respiratory system song
Go over project details and come up with your testable question.
Wednesday, October 31st
Warm-Up: Compare/contrast the three blood vessels.
Observe a sheep heart
Go through the Circulatory system Gizmos simulation
Try listening to your heart rate/breathing with the stethescopes.
HOMEWORK: Happy Halloween!
Tuesday, October 30th
What are the structures inside the heart called that prevent the blood from flowing backwards?
Complete Pump Lab
HOMEWORK: Analysis questions for the Pump Lab
Monday, October 29th
Complete Integrating Systems Reading pages 53-58
Complete Stopping to Think questions #1, 2 and 3 and Analysis questions #1a, b, c and 4
HOMEWORK: Complete what was not finished in class.
Friday, October 26th
Thursday, October 25th
Warm-Up: List five things that the blood transports.
Read, Interacting Systems, pages 53-58. Complete the Stopping to Think questions #1-3 and Analysis #1a,b and c and #4
HOMEWORK: STUDY for quiz tomorrow
Wednesday, October 24th
Warm-Up: List the organs of the Circulatory System.
Discuss Bloodmobile Annotation Worksheet
Watch Bloodmobile Video
HOMEWORK: STUDY for QUIZ Friday (Path that food takes through the digestive system and what type of breakdown occurs where and the path that a nerve cell takes)
Tuesday, October 23rd
Warm-Up: What are some factors that might increase/decrease you heart rate?
Complete 7 nervous system vocabulary terms into your glossary from page 35
HOMEWORK: Complete main ideas for Bloodmobile annotation and STUDY for quiz Friday
Monday, October 22nd
Warm-Up: What are the three parts of the human brain?
Tape in and label the parts of the brain and what each part's function is.
Watch Ted Talk
HOMEWORK: Study for quiz Friday (Path that food takes through the digestive system and what type of breakdown occurs where and the path that a nerve cell takes)
Friday, October 19th
Warm-Up: Imagine you are sitting in a quiet room and suddenly hear a loud bang. Predict how you would respond to the stimuli. Which systems are involved in the response and how.
Discuss, Finding the Nerve page 35-40 and define the 7 bold terms into your glossary
Try the patellar Reflex
HOMEWORK: There will be a quiz on the Digestive and Nervous Systems next friday, October 26th so you can start studying NOW!
Thursday, October 18th
Complete Blackworm observations to stimuli
Read pages 35-40 in Human Body textbook, Finding the Nerve
Begin CER (claim, evidence, reasoning)
HOMEWORK: Complete CER (due at the beginning of class tomorrow)
Wednesday, October 17th
Turn in Catch It: Reaction Lab
HOMEWORK: CER due Friday regarding, "Do blackworms have a nervous system?"
Tuesday, October 16th
Complete Data Collection for Catch It: Reaction Time
Average data and begin analysis questions #1-55
HOMEWORK: Complete analysis questions in complete sentences in your notebook by restating the question first.
Monday, October 15th
Warm-Up: Does everyone have the same ability to react to stimuli? Why or why not?
Decide what you want to test and create a question, identify Iv, Dv and 3 constants, write an If, then because hypothesis.
Begin data collection
Friday, October 12th
Warm-Up: What are the three main organs of the nervous system?
Go over Liver worksheet and discuss organ transplants.
Begin setting up lab notebook for Catch It: Reaction Time lab
Tape in nerve cell diagram and label
HOMEWORK: Practice finding your pulse and think about what reaction you want to test.
Thursday, October 11th
Complete and go over Part B - Food Breakdown
Record that mouth = both chemical and mechanical (saliva and teeth), esophagus = mechanical (muscle contractions), stomach = both chemical and mechanical (hydrochloric acid and muscle contractions), small intestine = chemical (bile from liver and enzymes from pancreas help)
Go over pulse and heart rate (for Pacer test next week)
HOMEWORK: Liver worksheet
Wednesday, October 10th
Warm-Up: How do the villi (in the small intestine) help to move nutrients into the blood so quickly?
Complete reading of part B - page 23.
Draw the carbohydrate molecule and the protein molecule through the organs showing where and how they breakdown. Label whether chemical/mechanical breakdown occurs there or both and how.
Tuesday, October 9th
Warm-Up: Which of the following groups has the largest surface area?
Group A =
Group B =
Go over Breakdown lab analysis questions
Begin reading page 21-24 Food Breakdown. Create macromolecules of carbohydrates and proteins with pop beads.
Friday, October 5th
Complete Organ/Function Quiz
Begin Breakdown analysis questions
HOMEWORK: Complete breakdown analysis questions #1-5 in your lab notebook in complete sentences by restating the question first.
Thursday, October 4th
Turn in STT Homework
Identify Variables for Breakdown and create Hypothesis
Complete experiment and write down time/observations for reactions
HOMEWORK: Study for quiz tomorrow
Wednesday, October 3rd
Warm-Up: What is the path that food takes through the Digestive System?
Set up Breakdown: Identify Variables, write hypothesis, and put the following in your glossary (mechanical breakdown - mashing, tearing, grinding of food by teeth, tongue and muscles; chemical breakdown - saliva, enzymes and bile breaking down food chemically)
ESPN video clip on what happens to your Digestive system if you are a competitive eater
Complete STT #1a, 2a/b, 3 and 4 on pages 15-20
HOMEWORK: Study for QUIZ and if you didn't finish your STT, complete them at home (due tomorrow).
Tuesday, October 2nd
Warm-Up: What is the main function of the Digestive System?
Set up lab notebook, Digestive System Diagram and Song
Begin Stopping to Think Questions, #1a, 2a and b, 3 and 4 on pages 15-20 of Human Body.
HOMEWORK: STUDY for Quiz on Friday!
Monday, October 1st
Warm-Up: Put the following in order from smallest to largest:
organ, tissue, organ system, cell, organism
Go over organ function worksheet to check and star rows to study for quiz:
Esophagus, stomach, large intestine, lungs, long bones, arteries, small intestine, trachea, alveoli, nerves, heart, veins
Begin Reading, Digestion, An Absorbing Tale
HOMEWORK: Begin studying for QUIZ Friday 10/5
Friday, September 28th
Warm-Up: Explain the difference between an organ and its system.
Complete matching organ cards to body systems and functions. Write onto worksheet to study for quiz next week.
HOMEWORK: Begin studying for quiz next week
Thursday, September 27th
Warm-Up: Your drawings will consist of empty space between organs. Is this really empty space? If not, what is in this space?
Complete body posters and turn in
Begin matching cards...
Wednesday, September 26th
NO Academic classes - Team Building Day!
Tuesday, September 25th
Continue working on body drawing(each person is responsible for drawing 5 organs, labeling and telling what they think it does and a question about the human body.
HOMEWORK: None... Team building day tomorrow!!!
Monday, September 24th
Warm-Up: List as many systems of the human body as you can.
Get your list of organs approved by Mrs. Olsen
Begin drawing the organs inside the human body (each person is responsible for drawing 5 organs, labeling and telling what they think it does and a question about the human body.)
HOMEWORK: Study for your quiz tomorrow (observation, inference, qualitative, quantitative, independent, dependent, controlled variables, control group and CER)
Monday, September 17th
Bionic Bodies Case Studies and worksheet
Practice, Identifying variables
Work in groups to complete a worksheet and go over
HOMEWORK: Identifying Variables worksheet
Tuesday, September 18th
Science Pre-Test (everyone needs to complete this)
Thursday, September 20th
Warm-Up: What are some causes of disease?
Watch the following video (5 min) on the disease of Pellegra.
Answer the following: 1) What are the symptoms of Pellegra?
2) What did people think caused Pellegra?
3) What did Dr. Goldberger observe/collect during his experiment on Pellegra?
4) What was Dr. Goldberger's conclusion about what caused Pellegra?
Complete the Observation vs. Inference worksheet regarding Pellegra
Friday, September 21st
Warm-Up: Identify the Independent, Dependent, Constant variables and control group in Dr. Goldberger's prison experiment.
Go over the observation/inference sheet
Read pages3-5 in Body Systems book
Begin organ list
HOMEWORK: Study for QUIZ Tuesday (observation, inference, qualitative, quantitative, independent, dependent, controlled variables, control group and CER)
Wednesday, September 12th
Compare data and collect class data averages
Set up bar graph (use ruler, colored pencils, title, label axis, plot data and create key)
Begin data analysis #1-4
HOMEWORK: Complete bar graph and data analysis #1-4 for Bubble-ology
Thursday, September 13th
Complete Reasoning for Bubble-ology lab and turn it
Begin Me, An Engineer (read the introduction, put on the sling and work to solve the four "problems" - tie a shoes, button a shirt, cut out a shape, fold an airplane)
Friday, September 14th
Complete the 4 tasks of Me, An Engineer
Begin Bionic Bodies, case studies
Thursday, August 30th
Get to know each other and your teacher..
HOMEWORK: Get Safety Contract signed and have parent/guardian email me at email@example.com 2 things about you related to school and 2 things unrelated to school.
You also need to get your health card filled out and turn in your Student handbook sheet signed.
Friday, August, 31st
Go over and collect safety contracts
Share observations, Who is My Teacher?
Observation vs. Inference
Tuesday, September 4th
practive Observation and Inference
Discuss Qualitative - descriptive observations and Quantitative - nubers, measurements
Wednesday, September 5th
Claim, Evidence, Reasoning example based on the following video
Compare/Contrast the Scientific Method with the Engineering Design Process
Thursday, September 6th
Complete comparing/contrasting the scientific method with the engineering design process and discuss
The Nature of Science "Puzzle"; discuss
Friday, September 7th
Bubble-ology - Test which detergent makes the biggest bubbles