Welcome to Mrs. Hunt's Science Academy class for the 2017-2018 school year.  You will be in store for an interesting and fun filled year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 16, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

*  List 5 facts you learned from research in the Learning Commons on the impact of plastics in the ocean.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate with launch Teams to come up with potential solutions to solve the ocean trash problems.  P.#7 of packet.

*  Meet with other Launch Teams to share ideas with others.  Write down new ideas for device to clean the ocean.  P.#8 of packet.

*  Create a sketch of what your ocean trash machine will look like.  P.#10 of packet.

 

Homework:

*  Make sure to bring in items for Ocean Cleaning Device Project February 26!

 

 

 

 

 

February 14th and 15th, Wednesday/Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Comprehension Skill

*  Read the one pager and Find The Main Idea of each paragraph.

 

Agenda:

*  PBL-STEM Research in the Learning Commons.

*  Bring in materials for STEM project starting tomorrow.

 

 

 

February 13, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill Sheet

*  Read "Mission To Mars" and answer the questions.  Hand in for a grade.

 

Agenda:

*  STEM Project:  Save The Ocean

*  Collaborate to come up with possible solutions in order to create an ocean cleaning device.

*  Start bringing in materials for project this Friday.

 

 

 

February 12, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the selection and find the Main Idea for each paragraph.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate and continue with Grand Challenge Project Save The Oceans.

 

 

 

February 9, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Read the article about Mary Elizabeth Mahoney and list her three greatest accomplishments and why you think so.

*  Silent reading to improve reading comprehension.

 

Agenda:

*  Grand Challenge - Project Save The Ocean.

*  Create cards for Mrs Truluck, our counselor.

 

 

 February 8, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  

*  Reading Comprehension Skill Sheet: Finding the Main Idea

 

Agenda:

*  Grand Challenge - Project Save The Oceans Packet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 February 7, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill - Main Idea

*  Read "The Youngest Forty-Niner" and answer the questions.

 

Agenda:

*  Finish with The Plastic Ocean Test from yesterday.
*  Introduce our Grand Challenge:  Project Save The Oceans.

 

 

 

February 6, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  What is being done to help with end of life plastics, like candy wrappers?

2.  Can you explain pyrogenesis?

3.  How does the Plastic Bank work?

4.  What two countries have outlawed plastic bags?

5.  The harmful chemicals in plastics can interfere with what Endocrine System processes?

 

Agenda:
*  Test on The Plastic Ocean.

*  Write a paragraph on "Why It's Important to Take Care of Our Earth".

*  Read a book from the Learning Commons when finished.

 

 

 

 February 5, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  

1.  What do kids in Manilla do instead of go to school?

2.  How is the Navy planning on dealing with all of the waste that accumulates on their ships?

3.  How can this help the islands of the Pacific?

4.  Can we be sure BPA free plastics are safe?

 

Agenda:

*  Conclusion of the documentary, "A Plastic Ocean".

*  Go over video guide questions to make sure answers are accurate.

*  Test tomorrow on the documentary.

 

 

 

February 2, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Video Guide Sheet to answer.

1.  List the six countries that supply most of the world's plastics.

2.  What sticks to micro plastics?

3.  What is a nurdle?

4.  Plastic doesn't break down, it breaks _____.

 

Agenda:

*  Continue with the documentary, "A Plastic Ocean".

*  Collaborate to discuss important details.

 

 

 

February 1, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use your video note sheet to answer.

1.  How many gallons of oil are used to make water bottles in the U.S. alone?

2.  How was the Fuji woman starting her fire to cook?

3.  What has happened to every piece of plastic made?

 

Agenda:

*  Did you hand in Trash in a Bag Activity worksheet and Ocean Trash Galleria Graphic Organizer yesterday?

*  Continue  "A Plastic Ocean" documentary - take notes on video note sheet.

 

 

January 31, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use your video note sheet to answer.

1.  How long can Blue Whales stay under water?

2.  We have more plastic in the last 10 years than in ____________.

3.  What did the whale die from?

 

Agenda:

*  Hand in Trash in a Bag Activity Sheet and Ocean Trash Galleria Graphic Organizer.

*  Place in two stacks and the class helper will collect.

*  Continue with documentary, "A Plastic Ocean" - take notes on your video note sheet.

 

 

 

January 30, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill Sheet

*  Read and mark the text of "The Twins' Revolutionary Secret".

*  Answer the six questions.

 

Agenda:

*  Continue with the documentary, "A Plastic Ocean".

*  Take notes on video note sheet.

 

 

 

January 29, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Identify and color the oceans and continents of the world by using p.#R15 in the back of your Agenda.

 

Agenda:

*  Documentary - "The Plastic Ocean".

*  Use video note sheet to record events of the documentary.

 

 

 

 January 26, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Make a word bank from your notes and Warm Ups to use for the "Concussion" Assessment.

 

Agenda:

*  Finish "Concussion" and take the test.

 

 

 

Januaray 25, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  

*  Take out yesterday's list and think of 5 ways you can avoid using plastics, or lessen your dependancy on them.

 

Agenda:

*  Finish Gallery of Trash Activity.

*  Each collabortive group will share hashtags with the class.

*  You tube videos on our "plastic" oceans.

*  "Concussion' Test tomorrow.

 

 

 

 January 24, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Make a list of all the plastic that you come in contact with from when you first get up in the morning until you go to bed.

 

Agenda:

*  Start:  Gallery Walk Through of Oceans Activity.

*  Review and Assessment on "Concussion" Friday.

 

 

 

January 23, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Reading Comprehension Skill Sheet.

 

Agenda:

*  Read the article, "Plastics Found in Stomachs of Deepest Sea Creatures.

*  Mark the text by completing Cornell Notes - hand in.

*  Take the quiz on the article - hand in.

*  Math Computation Sheets.

 

 

 

January 22, 2018, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  

*  Make a list of how trash ends up on the beach, in the ocean and on the ocean floor.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate and discuss as a class the Trash in a Bag Activity.

*  "Concussion" conclusion Friday and assessment.

 

 

 

January 16, 2018, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:
1.  Collaborate/review for "Concussion" assessment Friday.

2.  Read over "Trash in a Bag" organizer before starting the activity.

 

Agenda:

*  Trash in a Bag - fill in organizer by answering questions about each item that could be found in the ocean.

*  Collaborate/share information to agree or disagree about items found in the bag.

 

 

 

 January 12, 2018, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  How did Terry Long and Andre Waters die?

2.  What does fallacious mean and in what context was it used in the movie?

3.  Why did Dr. Omalu and Dr. Bales need the bodies of Justin and Andre Waters after their burial?

 

Agenda:

*  Explain G-Force to your elbow partner.

*  "Concussion" conclusion.

*  Assessment Tuesday on the movie!  Study your Warm Up Notes!

 

 

 

 

January 11, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Name the friend of Mike Webster, who was also exhibiting symptons of CTE, that died in a fiery crash from going the wrong way on the interstate.

2.  How did Dr. Omalu explain his research on Mike Webster to Dr. Dakoscky?

 

Agenda:

*  Go over what G-Force is, and how it relates to football and concussions.

*  Continue with "Concussion".

*  Collaborate to discuss/clarify events of the movie viewed today.

 

 

January 10, 2018, Wednesday:

 

Warm UP:

1.  Explain what an autopsy is.

2.  Dr. Omalu worked for what county office?

3.  Why did Dr. Omalu think more research was needed on Mike Webster's brain?

 

Agenda:

*  Continue with "Concussion" - take notes as needed.

*  Collaborate to clarify/summarize.

 

 

January 9, 2018, Tuesday: 

 

Warm Up:

1.   Who was "Iron Mike" and what honor was he being given at the beginning of the movie?

2.  The setting of the story was in what year and what place?

3.  Dr. Omalu was from _____________.

4.  He held degrees from what universities?

5.  How did he show respect to his patients?

 

Agenda:
*  Continue the movie, "Concussion".

*  Collaborate and summarize events in the movie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 8, 2018, Monday:     Inclement Weather/No School 

 

 

 

January 5, 2018

 

Warm Up:  Meaning From Context

*  Complete the reading comprehension skillsheet front/back.

 

Agenda:

*  Continue with "Concussion".

*  Collaborate to summarize events of the movie.

 

 

January 4, 2018, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Activate Prior Knowledge

*  List List everything you already know about concussions and what causes them.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate to define forensic medicine and forensic pathologist.

*  Watch "Concussion".  Note taking is optional, but being attentive is mandatory.

*  Discuss the symbolism viewed in the first frame of the movie.

 

 

 

 

December 20, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Comprehension Skill Check

1.  Hand in "Concussion" permission slip.

2.  Complete Meaning From Context skill sheet.

 

Agenda:
*  Test Helmets.

*  Have parents email me at mary.hunt@cobbk12.org to give permission for "Concussion" movie.

 

 

 

December 19, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Comprehension Skill 

1.  Meaning from Context Worksheet- choose the best answer for each situation.

2.  Collect "Concussion" permission slip forms.

 

Agenda:

*  Test out your newly created helmet!

 

 

 

December 18, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Comprehension Skill Check

1.  Read "Diving In" and mark the text.

2.  Answer questions on the back.

 

Agenda:

*  Work to complete Helmets today.

*  We will "test" tomorrow.

*  Bring back "Concussion" permission slip.

 

 

 

December 15, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Article #2, New Helmets To Better Protect NFL Players", to answer.

1.  Who/What was the newcomer during the NFL's opening week and where was he from?

2.  Describe the construction of the new helmet.

3.  It reduces ______________ which causes concussions.

4.  Name the college teams using the new helmet.

5.  The helmet's design reduces the ____________.

 

Agenda:
*  Helmet Project.

*  Show me your Infographic!

 

 

 

December 14, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use yesterday's article, "Effects of Concussions Lasting Longer" to answer.

1.  According to researchers, how long does it really take for the brain to recover from a concussion?

2.  Describe the brain's white matter and what it is made of, and why it's important?

3.  Professor Couch stated two important statements about the brain on the last page of the article.  Name them.

 

Agenda:

*  Work on Helmet Project.  Due Monday

*  If you have no materials, write how you will create your helmet and what materials you will use to protect an egg.  Include a drawing of your helmet also.

*  Have you submitted your Infographic to me?

 

 

December 13, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read "School Reporter" and mark the text.

2.  Answer comprehension questions on the back.

 

Agenda:

*  Read article #1, "Effects of Concussions Last Longer", and take Cornell Notes on it.  Hand in.

*  Take quiz on Article #1 - hand in.

*  Read article #2, 'New Helmets to Protect NFL Players", and take Cornell Notes on it.  Hand in.

*  Take quiz on article #2.  Hand in.

*  Bring in recycled items for Helmet Project.

 

 

 

December 12, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  How has football been made a safer sport?

2.  What else can be done to make it safer?

3.  Comprehension Skill Sheet - meaning from context.

 

Agenda:
*  Choose and collaborate with partner to begin Helmet project.

*  Students that have not submitted Inphographic should do so today.

*  Bring in recycled items for Helmet project.

 

 

 

December 8, 2017, Friday and December 11, 2017, Monday:

Snow Days - Early Release and School Closed!

 

 

December 7, 2017, Thursday: 

 

Warm Up:

1.  How have football uniforms changed since the days of Teddy Roosevelt?

2.  List other sports that could be played and that would provide scholarship opportunity instead of football? 

3.  Why do think football is "king", or so popular in our country?

 

Agenda:

*  Finish up with Philosophical Chairs Debate.

*  "Big Hits, Broken Dreams" youtube video clip.

*  Discuss Helmet project that will take place next week, December 11th-15th.

 

Homework:  Bring in any recycled items, except glass, metal, sharp objects, for football helmet project.  Examples: clean plastic water bottles, paper towel/toliet paper rolls, cardboard of any kind, styrofoam, fabric

 

 

 

December 6, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Would you allow your child to play tackle football?  Support your opinion.

2.  What's been done to reduce the number and severity of concussions?

 

Agenda:

*  Philosophical Chairs - a great way to debate!

*  Read over the Rules of Engagement.

*  Write the central statement and decide your position on the topic.

*  Start the debate!

 

 

 

December 5, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Divide into four groups representing the College Football Playoffs - BAMA, Clemson, Oklahoma, UGA

1.  Use Cornell Notes from yesterday's youtube video, "Big Hits, Broken Dreams".

2.  Collaborate to answer the questions for your team.

3.  Winning team gets candy.

 

Agenda:

*  Youtube video, "Kids, Competition, Concussions".

*  Finish "Big Hits, Broken Dreams" youtube video.

*  Take Cornell Notes on each.

 

 

 

December 4, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Friday's Research Notes to answer.

1.  What is CTE?

2.  What are the symptons?

3.  What is a concussion?

4.  How are they treated?

 

Agenda:

*  Watch "Big Hits, Broken Dreams" - take Cornell Notes.

*  Collaborate with your group to summarize information learned.

 

 

 

December 1, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Complete the front and back of the meaning from context worksheet.  This will count as a grade.

2.  Log onto a laptop.

 

Agenda:

*  Start CTE research using the guiding questions that are on the yellow worksheet.

*  Use the website brain injury research institute, official site.

*  Start collecting recyled items at home for project!

 

 

November 30, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

1.  Complete the worksheet on finding meaning from context.

 

Agenda:

*  Work for 20 minutes on Hurricane Infographic.  Save and email to me.

*  Start research on CTE using Cornell Note sheets and the following website:  www.braininjuryresearchinstitute.com

 

 

November 29, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up: Reading Comprehension Skill - Meaning from Context.

1.  Complete the front/back of the worksheet.

2.  Obtain laptop and log in to Easel.ly.

 

Agenda:

*  Work to complete Hurricane Infographic.

*  Use Cornell Notes and start research on CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

 

 

 

November 28, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  What makes infographics such a great way to display research information?

2.  Get out Hurricane Research Cornell Notes to continue infographic.

 

Agenda:

*  Learning Commons - Hurricane Infographic.

 

 

 

November 27, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Get out Cornell notesheets on hurricane research and get ready to go to the Learning Commons.

2.  Find facts from research to support that 2017 was a catastrophic year for hurricanes.

 

Agenda:

*  Listen to directions from Mrs. Wickline on how to create an infographic.

*  Use your research to start creating the infographic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 17, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Reading Comprehension Skill

*  Meaning from context - select the best vocabulary term for each selection.

*  Have you turned in both Jelly Marble Labs?

 

Agenda:

*  Finish reading and marking the text of "How We Got Football".

*  Collaborate with group to identify key points.

*  Create poster to present information learned.

 

 

 

 November 16, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use the "How We Got Football" article in Blue Folder.  Read the first four paragraphs and answer the questions.

1.  In 1905, there were several reasons people wanted to ban football.  Locate details from the text that support that statement.

2.  Who was the U.S. president that saved football?

3.  What were his reasons for doing so?

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate key points of Wednesday's "Soccer" article with your group.

*  Take the quiz at the end of the article.

*  Continue reading and marking the text of "How We Got Football".

*  Collaborate key facts of article and create a poster to present information to the class.

*  Remember, to hand in both Jelly Marble Density Labs!

 

 

 

 November 15, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  make a list of contact sports and explain why you consider them to be so.

2.  Make sure the two Jelly Marble Labs are turned in to the drawer and that you reflected on the dehydrated jelly marble.

 

Agenda:

*  Read and mark the text of the "Soccer" article.

*  Collaborate to discuss key facts of the article.

 

 

 

 November 14, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  On the back of Monday's Design Brief write a description of how you and your group purified the contaminated water in Monday's activity.

2.  Make sure to include what worked well and what did not work.

 

Agenda:

*  Reading Comprehension packet.
*  Math Division Computation.

*  Take Cornell Notes on "Why This Hurricane Season Has Been So Catastrophic"

*  Make sure Jelly Marble Density Lab and Jelly Marble Color Lab are turned in.

 

 

 

 

 November 13, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Identify the wind speed and category of a hurricane when dangerous winds tear off roof shingles, siding and gutters.  Damage to power lines cause outages that can last several days.

2.  What type of damage is common in all categories of hurricanes?

3.  What is the most concerning issue with damage resulting from hurricanes?

 

Agenda:

*  Costa Level Three Activity:  Grand Challenge

*  Imagine you are living in a city that has just suffered a catastrophic huricane and the city's water supply has been compromised, in other words, the water is unsafe to drink and use.

*  You and your collaborative team must use whatever materials are available to purify the water.

*  Design a water purification system to clean your water!

*  Jelly Marble Density Lab and Color Jelly Marble Lab are due Wednesday.

 

 

 November 10,2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Read the one pager, "Dolphins", and mark the text.  Then answer the comprehension questions.

 

Agenda:

*  Results of Dehydrated Jelly Marble Lab.

*  Use laptops to continue hurricane research.

*  Hand in Jelly Marble Density Lab and Jelly Marble Color Lab today and Monday.

 

 

 November 9, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Complete "Rating Hurricanes" worksheet.

 

Agenda:

*  Log in to Palmer Learning Commons website and continue hurricane research.

 

 

 

November 8, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  How are hurricanes categorized?

2.  Log onto a laptop and go to the following site:  cobblearning.net/palmerlc

 

Agenda:

*  Read the assigned article that matches the number at your table taking Cornell Notes on the information for 10 minutes.

*  For two minutes, read over your notes and cirle key terms/underline main ideas.

*  For two minutes share your information with others in your group.

 

 

 

November 6, 2017, Monday: 

 

Warm Up:

1.  Collaborative Group - Use the chart paper and list everything you know about hurricanes.

2.  Present to class.

 

Agenda:

*  Read the National Geographic article, "Why Hurricanes Have Been So Catastrophic This Year".  Mark the text by writing key information on another sheet of paper.

 

Homework:

*  Hand in Density Jelly Marble Lab and Jelly Marble Color Lab sheets Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

 

 

 

November 3, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read the one pager, "Yellowstone Park On Fire", and mark the text.

2.  Answer the comprehension questions on the back.

 

Agenda:

*  Observe the results of the Liquid Jelly marble Lab.  Use the back of Blue lab sheet to describe what you see.

*  Observe results of Jelly Marble in Baby Soda Bottle amd write a description.

*  Results of Splash of Color Mixing.  Write what you see.

*  Dehydrate your Jelly Marbles by placing on wax/paper towel.  Will check Monday.

*  Presentation of Airplane Competition winners.

 

 

 

November 2, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Observe jelly marbles from Tuesday and Wednesday.  Describe and draw what you see.

 

Agenda:

*  Carefully take out both clear and colored jelly marbles, and place on paper towel.

*  Measure both in inches and metric.

*  Form a hypothesis on back of blue lab sheet about what will happen to jelly marbles if placed in various liquids, such as milk, cola and apple juice.

*  Set up Liquid Jelly Marble Lab.

*  Splash of Color Mixing.

 

 

 

November 1, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Observe jelly marbles from yesterday. Describe/draw what you see.

2.  Formulate a hypothesis about what will happen when jelly marbles are placed in food coloring watr.

3.  Observe jelly marbles from Monday.  Draw conclusions as to what happened to them.

 

Agenda:

*  Jelly Marble Color Lab.

 

 

 

October 31, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Write a hypothesis about what will happen when a jelly marble is placed in water?

2.  List characteristics of polymers.

 

Agenda:

*  Redo the Jelly Marble Density Lab today, so you can observe changes during the suggested 40 minutes.

*  Accurately calculate mass, volume and density of your jelly marble.

*  Record and analyze changes of the jelly marble.

 

 

October 30, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Define mass, density and volume.

2.  Have you heard of the word polymer?  What does the prefix poly mean?

 

Agenda:

*  Read the one pager, "What is a Polymer", and write down facts learned.

*  Read over Jelly Marbles Density Lab.

*  Conduct the Lab

*  You tibe video on polymers.

 

 

October 27, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday's warm ups.

2.  Read a book from the Learning Commons when finished.

 

Agenda:

*  Airplane competition outside.

 

 

 

 October 26, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read the one pager, comprehension sheet, "Grandma's Birthday" and mark the text.

2.  Answer comprehension questions on the back.

3.  Quickwrite - Write a short paragraph on how you would plan a party for a relative.

 

Agenda:

*  Work on airplane design for 10 minutes.

*  Class presentations of airplane designs.

*  Airplane competition outside tomorrow.

 

Homework:

*  Read over Tuesday and Wednesday's Warm Ups for assessment tomorrow.

 

 

 

October 25, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read the one pager, "Safe Milk" and mark the text.

2.  Answer the comprehension questions on the back.

3.  Challenge Questions:

   * Explain the process of pasteurization.

   * How has pasteurization made life simpler for all of us?

   * What character trait would you use to describe Nathan Straus?

 

Agenda:

*  Work to complete paper airplane.

*  Write out the procedures that you and your partner followed to design and create your airplane.

*  Presentations of airplanes tomorrow and competition Friday.

 

 

October 24, 2017, Tuesday: 

 

Warm Up:  Reflect on yesterday's guest speaker, Mr. Chaikin.

1.  Imagine you will be going to Mars in 2047.  What obstacles will you have to deal with to live there?

2.  How long will it take to get there and how long do you have to stay in order to come home and why?

3.  What health concerns might you have?

4.  How must you do in order to stay healthy on Mars?

5.  Mars has no atmosphere.  What are the dangers?

 

Agenda:

*  Write out procedures that you and your partner will follow to design/create your paper airplane.

*  Start creating!  We will test airplanes Thursday!

*  The following labs are due:

   PBL Plastic Research

   Trail Mix Lab

   Egg/Density Lab

   Dancing Spaghetti Lab

 

 

 

October 23, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Make a list of theatre expectations when hearing a guest speaker.

2.  Why is it imperative to maintain good etiquette?

 

Agenda:

*  Guest Speaker -  Mr. Andrew Chaikin, NASA Space Historian, in the theatre.

 

 

 

October 20, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  In the Science Academy section of your notebook, brainstorm what you will do to design a super cool airplane that will win the airplane competition?

2.  What enhancements will you add and why?

 

Agenda:

*  How would you describe technology?  What is engineering?

*  What are the variables that make an airplane fly?

*  Practice with your partner making your paper airplane using notebook paper.

*  Remember to hand in the following labs:

   PBL Plastic Research

   Metric Trail Mix

   Egg Density Lab

   Dancing Spaghetti Lab

 

 

October 19, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Make a list of different sports that involve math and science.

2.  List situations where math and science relate to engineering.

 

Agenda:

*  Discuss and prepare to create/design paper airplanes.

*  Limited class time due to conference week schedule.

 

 

October 18, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read the one pager, "Benjamin Banneker" and mark the text.

2.  Answer the comprehension questions on the back.

3.  Write a hypothesis for the Coke, Diet Coke, and water lab.

 

Agenda:
*  Collaborative Demo Lab - Predict what will happen if a can of Coke and a can of Diet Coke are put into a large container of water.

*  Observe and explain on the index card in your bucket what happend and why.

*  Make sure you have turned in the following labs:

      PBL Plastics Research

      Metric Trail Mix lab

      Egg Density Lab,

      Dancing Spaghetti Lab

 

 

 

October 17, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Write a definition for density, mass, volume.

2.  Refer to yesterday's one pager.  Define slovenly,

cajole and voracious.

 

Agenda:
*  Go over excerpt from The Call of The Wild and answer comprehension questions.

*  Class time limited due to conference week!

 

 

 

October 16, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Read the one pager, "Buck" from the Call of The Wild.

*  Mark the text and write any unknown vocaulary in the margins of the paper.

*  Answer the comprehension questions that incorporate fact/opinion, recalling details, main idea, prediction and sequencing.

 

Limited class time due to conferences.

 

 

October 13, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read the one pager, "Chief Joseph" and answer the comprehension questions.

2.  Quickwrite - compose a paragraph about how you would feel if you had been a member of the Nez Perez Tribe.

 

Agenda:

*  Egg/Coke Density Collaborative Lab.

*  Make sure to hand in the following labs:  

   Egg Density Lab

   Dancing Spaghetti Lab

   Metric Trail Mix Lab

   PBL Plastics Research

 

 

 

October 12, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Read the one pager, "Tiger Woods" and answer the comprehension questions.
 
Agenda:
*  No agenda due to Early Release!
*  Make sure the following labs are due for tomorrow:
   Egg Density Lab
   Metric Trail Mix Lab
   Dancing Spaghetti Lab
   PBL Plastics Research
 
 

 

October 11, 2017, Wednesday: 

 

Warm Up:

1.  Explain the concept of what happened in the Dancing Spaghetti Lab.

2.  Hypothesize what the "mystery" substance was and why it caused the eruption, and the spaghetti to dance.

3.  Do you think there would be the same reaction if another food was used?  Why or why not?  Justify your answer.

 

Agenda:

*  Work to complete analyze/conclude questions for Dancing Spaghetti Lab.  Hand in.

*  Hand in Egg Density Lab.

*  Plastics PBL Research from last week in Learning Commons - hand in.

 

 

 

 

 

October 10, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Think back to yesterday's Metric Trail Mix Lab and compare English measurment to Metric measurement.

2.  What other ingredients couold have been used in the Metric Trail Mix Lab?

3.  Read over the Dancing Spaghetti Lab and write a hypothesis for what you think will happen.

4.  What is volume?  What is density?  Whaat is mass?

 

Agenda:

*  Dancing Spaghetti Density Lab - read over lab and assign job roles.

*  Conduct the lab.

*  Answer analyze/conclude questions in complete sentences.

*  Egg Density Lab and PBL Plastics Research  due tomorrow.

 

 

 

October 9, 2017, Monday:  

 

Warm Up:

1.  Think back to the Egg Density Lab and explain why the egg floated in salt water, but sank in pure water.

 

Agenda:

*  Metric Trail Mix Lab - read over the labsheet and make conversions tos tart the lab.

*  Collaborate/designate jobs for the lab to be successful.

*  Compare Metric measure to English measure.

*  Enjoy your Trail Mix!

*  Egg/Density lab sheet and Plastics PBL Research paper due Wednesday.

 

 

October 6, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Read the comprehension one pager, "Pioneer Pilot" and answer the questions on the back.

 

Agenda:

*  Answer analyze/conclude questions for the Egg Density Lab - Hand in.

*  Look for Metric Lab sheet if I call your name.  It needs to be handed in today for grade recovery.

*   Metric Conversion Makeup Test.

*  Continue working on Time For Kids packet from Tuesday.

 

 

October 5, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Explain density.

2.  What is mass?

3.  What is the difference between mass and weight?

4.  Predict what happens when you place a hard boiled egg in pure water and in salt water.  Form a hypothesis.

 

Agenda:

*  Read over Density Lab and decide what roles each person in your group will have.

*  Conduct the Lab.  Make/illustrate observations.

*  Answer Analyze/Conclude questions on the back of labsheet.

 

 

October 4, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Use your Plastics Research paper from Monday and make a list of the ways, both positive and negative, that plastics affect the environment.

 

Agenda:

*  Continue research on the how plastics affect the environment.  Finish and hand in today.

*  Go to nearpod.com and research microplastics.

 

 

 

October 3, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read the one pager, "Lost".  Mark the text.

2.  Answer the six comprehension questions on the back.

3.  Write a paragraph on what you would have done in the same situation as the two main characters.

 

Agenda:

*  Read "Soap Club" in The Time Magazine For Kids and answer the questions that are in the packet.

 

 

 

October 2, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Create a list of all the plastics you come in contact with on a daily basis.

2.  Collaborate with your group and discuss your lists.

3.  Prepare to go to the Media Center do start first PBL Research, on Plastics and Their Effect on the Environment.

4.  Make sure to take green resource sheet given to you by Mrs. Wickline.

Agenda:

*  Problem Based Learning Research in the Media Center.

 

 

September 22, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:
*  Read and mark the text of the one pager, "Remarkable Journey".

*  Answer the eight comprehension questions.

 

Agenda:
*  Metric Assessment Part 2.

*  Scientific Inquiry Test Corrections.

*  Complete Metric Lab and hand in.
*  Hand in Metric Conversion worksheets.

 

 

 

September 21, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

* Blue Folder - Complete the Metric Worksheet independently, then collaborate with your group to check.

 

Agenda:

*  Metric Test.

*  Scientific Inquiry Test Corrections.

*  Metric lab and Conversion Worksheets are due today and tomorrow.

*  For a "Challenge",  complete "In Pursuit of Answers" on side counter.

 

 

 

September 20, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

*  "Forced Choice" - Where do you stand on converting metrics?

 

Agenda:

*  Jeopardy Review Game on Metrics.

*  Test on Metric System tomorrow.

 

 

September 19, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Convert the first page of the conversion sheet in the Blue Folder.

 

Agenda:

*  Bill Nye Science Guy Metric Video and Note sheet.

 

Homework:

*  Study all metric notes for test on Thursday.

 

 

 

September 18, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Conversion Staircase to help convert.

1.  0.0012 kL to ______  mL

2.  0.6 L to _________  mL

3.  0.00300 hectoliters to _______  mL

 

Agenda:

*  Go to Learning Commons to learn how to research and to get familiar with the website, nearpod.

 

 

 

 September 15, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Metric System Power Point to answer.

1.  Name the scientist that set the standard for time as the second.

2.  Explain how the U.S. Space Program lost $125 million dollars.

3.  Kilo = ______

4.  Deka = _____

5.  Hecto = _____

6.  List the base units.

 

Agenda:

*  Metric System youtube video.

*  Collaborate to complete the Metric Conversion worksheet - due Monday, September 18th.

*  Finish Metric Lab from last week and hand in.

 

 

 

 

September 14, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Power Point packet from yesterday to answer.

1.  What all people agree on and understand is a _____ _________.

2.  Why do scientists give the English System of measure a "thumbs down"?

3.  Identify a standard from the past and explain why it was a problem.

4.  How did the Metric System come about?

5.  What do both systems have in common?

 

Agenda:
*  Finish History of the Metric System Power Point from Wednesday.

*  Start Metric conversions worksheet.

 

 

 

September 13, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Blue Folder

*  Color and review Metric Stairs and Note sheet.

 

Agenda:

*  "Forced Choice" to engage and prepare students for metric System PP.

*  Take notes on History of Metric System PP.

 

 

 

 

 

September 11 and September 12, 2017 - No School due to Inclement Weather.

 

September 8, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Answer on notebook paper.

1.  How many millimeters in a centimeter?

2.  Identify the control in the Gummy Bear Lab.  Hint - The control is what is used as a standard of comparison.

3.  What is the manipulated variable?  The responding variable?

 

Agenda:

*  Day 2 of the Gummy Bear Lab.

*  Complete Data Table #2 and analyze/conclude questions.  Hand in to drawer.

 

 

 

September 7, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Cut and color Metric Conversion Staircase.  Keep in your Science Academy Divider.

2.  Practice Metric System Prefixes with a partner.

 

Agenda:

*  Green folder - Read over first page of Gummy Bear Lab.

*  Formulate a hypothesis for the lab.

*  Set up the lab with collaborative group.

*  Complete information for Data Table 1. 

 

 

 

September 6, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  A well tested concept.  ____________-

2.  When scientists share their ideas and experimental findings.  _________

3.  Any factor in an experiment.  _____________

4.  The amount of matter in an object.  ______________

5.  The amount of space an object takes up.  __________

 

Agenda:

*  Scientific Inquiry Assessment on scantron.

 

 

 

 

 September 5, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:
*  Play Whiteboard Review Game for Scientific Inquiry Test on Wednesday.

 

Agenda:
*  Work to complete Metric Measure Lab.

 

 

 

       

September 1, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Define manipulated variable.

2.  Define responding variable.

3.  Collaborate and design an controlled experiment identifying both the manipulated and the repsonding variable.

 

Agenda:

*  Measure the items in the bucket using metrics.

*  Happy Friday Drawing!

 

 

 

 

 

August 31, 2017, Thursday: 

 

Warm Up:

*  Read the comprehension one pager, "The Eyes Have It", and answer the follow up questions.

 

Agenda:

*  Read the article, "Mining For Electronics", with a partner.

*  Complete the Active Reader Checklist.
*  Answer the 10 questions and write a summary about what you learned from the article.

*  Test on Scientific Inquiry September 6th.

 

 

 

August 30, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  List the steps of the Scientific Method, or as many as you can without looking at the back or front walls.

2.  What skill is a scientist using when she is listening to the sounds that a whale makes?

3.  A scientist hypothesizes that the temperature at which an alligator's eggs are incubated will determine whether the baby alligator's will be male or female.  The manipulated variable is _________________.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate with a partner and define length, mass and volume.

*  Estimate the lenght of each object in the bucket, then with a partner measure the actual length.

 

 

 

August 29, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Answer Scientific Inquiry Review Questions that are in the basket.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate to reflect on how accurate non standard ways to measure are, and how the lab could have been shortened, and what was liked most about the lab.

*  Define length, mass and volume.

*  Estimate and start metric measure using provided items at each table.

*  Scientific Inquiry Assessment has been postponed until September 6th due to Math Tests this Thursday and Friday.

 

 

 

August 28, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  What is another word for independent variable?

2.  What is another word for dependent variable?

3.  Explain what a controlled experiment is.

4.  What are all the ways scientists study the natural world?

5.  What is a manipulated variable?

 

Agenda:

*  Continue creating charts to show data from non standard tools of measure.

*  Share with class. 

 

Homework:  Study Warm Up notes for Scientific Inquiry Test September 1st.

 

 

 

August 25, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:
1.  A good educated guess is a __________.

2.  The process of obtaining information is _______.

3.  In an experiment, the one variable that is changed is called the _________.

4.  In an experiment, the factor, or variable we measure is called the _________________.

 

Agenda:

*  Work in collaborative groups to create poster of data using non standard tools to measure.

*  Remember, Science Inquiry Assessment is September 1st.

 

 

 

 

 

August 24, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Answer the following questions.  Use books if necessary, p.#4-9.

1.  What is the first step in an scientific investigation?

2.  List as many steps of the scientific method as you can .

3.  Information you collect during an experiment is called ___________.

4.  What should you do if an expeiment is inconclusive, or unclear?

 

Agenda:

*  Continue measuring using nonstandard tools of measure from yesterday.

*  Work on Scientific Inquiry Worksheet.

*  Scientific Inquiry Assessment September 1st.

 

 

 

August 23, 2017, Wednesday: 

 

Warm Up:
*  Answer Scientific Inquiry review questions in Blue Folder.

*  Make sure to correct any questions that you miss as we go over.  This can be used as a Study Guide for Scientific Inquiry Test September 1st.

 

Agenda:

*  Continue measuring activity from yesterday using non standard tools.

 

Homework:  Study for Scientific Inquiry Test September 1st.

 

 

 

 

August 22, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm UP:  Read the article, "Metric System" and answer the following questions:

1.  When and where was the Metric System developed?

2.  What is the major advantage of the Metric System?

3.  Which U.S. president signed the Metric Conversion Act to promote the use of the Metric System in our country?

4.  What is the Metric System called today?

 

Agenda:
*  Youtube video clips on the Metric System.

*  Measure classroom items using nonstandard measures.

*  Soda/Mentos Lab and Ice/Salt Lab due tomorrow.

 

 

 

 August 21, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Where will the solar eclipse begin and end?

2.  It will travel in what shape across the country?

3.  If you are in the path of totality, what is safe to do?

4.  What changes are expected during the eclipse?

5.  What is imperative during the eclipse?

 

Agenda:

*  Solar Eclipse Youtube videos - collaborate to discuss.

*  Solar Eclipse Party Activity.

*  Solar Eclipse Simulation with different size balls.

 

Homework:

Soda/Mentos and Salt/Ice Labs due Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

August 18, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

*  Read the one pager, "At The Ends of The Earth" and answer comprehension questions.

 

Agenda:

*  Video on Solar Eclipse.

*  Hand in Flower/Sugar Lab today!

*  Collaborate to complete Soda/Mentos Lab and Ice/Salt Lab - both due Wednesday.

 

Homework:  Make sure Labs are ready to hand in Wednesday.

 

 

 

August 17, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:
*  Read the one pager on the Solar Eclipse and and answer comprenension questions.

 

Agenda:

*  Collaborate to anwer Soda/Mentos Lab and Ice/Salt Lab analyze and conclude questions.

 

Reminders:
*  Flower and Sugar Lab Sheet due tomorrow.
*  Last Day for Solar Eclipse Permission Slip Forms tomorrow.

 

 

 

August 16, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  What is the relationship between the soda that spewed the highest and its contents? For example, the amount of sodium/salt?

2.  What is the manipulated variable and the responding variable in the Flower and Sugar Lab?

3.  What variables were the same in the Flower and Sugar Lab?

 

Agenda:
*  Collaborate and complete the Keeping Flowers Fresh Lab sheet and hand in to drawer on side counter.

*  Soda/Mentos Lab and Salt/Ice Lab questions need to be completed by next week.

 

No homework.

 

 

 

 

 

August 15, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Read the one pager, "Music For Less" and answer comprehension questions.

2.  What is a tape?  A record?

3.  List ways that music is listened to today. 

 

Agenda:

*  Complete data table by filling in nutritional information of sodas used in Monday's experiment.

*  Collaborate to answer which soda spewed the highest and why?

*  Day 6 of Flower Experiment.  Make observations and record data.

 

No Homework.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 14, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  What is the scientific word for a prediction or educated guess?

2.  Write a hypothesis for what will happen if Mentos are put into soda.

3.  Pre read the Mentos/Soda Lab.

 

Agenda:

*  Perform the experiment outside to determine which soda has the greatest reaction to the Mentos.

*  Analysis of soda ingredients will be discussed tomorrow.

*  Analyze/conclude questions will follow Tuesday.

 

No Homework.

 

 

 

 

 August 11, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm UP:

1.  Comprehension short story, "The Greatest",  and follow up questions.

 

Agenda:

*  Analysis of the Ice/Salt Lab from Thursday.

*  Day 2 of the Flower Lab - record observations on data table.

*  Scientific Inquiry worksheet.

 

No Homework.

August 10, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  Why is salt sprayed on snowy or icy roads?

2.  When snow or ice has fallen on roads, salt is sprayed on the roads to __________________________________________.

 

Agenda:

*  Formulate a hypothesis for salt/ice Lab.

*  Collaborate to develope procedures to start the Lab.

*  Conduct the Lab making sure to record data and make accurate observations.

*  Analyze and conclude the Lab Friday.

 

No homework!

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 9, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  How long will cut flowers stay fresh in water?

2.  Is there any way to keep them fresh longer?

 

Agenda:

*  Scientific Inquiry Lab - Keeping Flowers Fresh Lab.

 

No Homework!

 

 

 

 

August 8, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  

1.  List 3-5 observations you can make about dolphins.

2.  If water is left out overnight, then it will _______________.

3.  What happens to milk that is left out of the fridge all day?

4.  Will the same thing happen to milk that is kept in the fridge?

 

Agenda:

*  Discuss tomato plant experiment from textbook pages 4-9.

*  Identify variables, manipulated/responding variables, controlled experiment, hypothesis.
*  Scientific Inquiry Worksheet.

 

No Homework:  All work done in class.

 

 

 

 

  August 7, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Write a paragraph on the skills/character traits required to become a good scientist/doctor.

 

What We Are Learning:  Scientific Inquiry

What We Will Be Doing:  Read and survey text to learn about the scientific method, define key terms.

 

Homework:  None.  All work is classwork.                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 19, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Use your Classification Study Guide.

1.  Tool used to identify organisms made up of a series of paired questions.

2.  Putting organisms into orderly groups.

3.  Kingdom made up of one celled organisms that are eukaryotic.  Considered the odds and ends kingdom.

4.  Scientific name for dogs.

5.  Diagram that shows similarites and differences between organisms.

 

Agenda:

*  Classification Assessment.

*  Human Variation Lab.

 

 

May 18, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Classification Study Guide to answer.

1.  What is the scientific name for humans?

2.  Identify the Kingdom whose organisms can not move and absorb nutrients as their source of energy, instead of eating.

3.  Define phenotype, genotype, homozygous, heterozygous.

 

Agenda:
*  Human Variation Lab.

 

Homework: 
*  Study Classification Study Guide.
*  Classification Assessment tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 May 16, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#228-233.

1.  What causes increases in the number of Kingdoms in the modern classification system?

2.  Which of the domains have prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms?

3.  Sponges were once classified as plants.  Why did that change?

 

Agenda:

*  Put SLO Assessment into I-Respond.
*  Chapter 9:1 Cornell Notes and Reading Guide.  Self check.

*  Answer all questions on p.#227.  Hand in.

*  Chapter 9:2 Cornell Notes.

 

No Homework.

 

 

 May 15, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#230-231 to answer.

1.  Name the Kingdom whose organisms do not move, are multicellular and do not perform photosynthesis.

2.  Name the kingdom whose organisms can be either unicellular or multicellular, are plnt like and animal like.

 

Agenda:
*  SLO Test.

*  Chapter 9:1 Cornell Notes and Reading Guide.

*  Answer questions 1-9 on p.#227.

 

No homework.

 

 

 

 

 

May 12, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up: 
1.  Complete the Classification worksheet that is in the basket.

 

Agenda:
*  Knowledge Check on Chapter 9:1.
*  SLO Practice Test.
*  Chapter 9:1 Cornell Nootes - hand in. 

*  Chapter 9:1 Reading Guide.

 

Homework:
*  Study all Chapter Study Guides.
*  SLO Test Monday.

 

 

 

May 11, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#226:

1.  Define dichotomous key.

2.  Look at Figure 5.  Navigate your way through the dichotomous key and correctly identify the two Georgia organisms.

 

Agenda:
*  SLO Practice Test.

*  Chapter 9:1 Cornell Notes and Reading Guide.  Self check.
*  Answer all questions on p.#227.  Hand in. 

 

Homework:  Study all Chapter Study Guides for SLO Assessment on Monday.

 

 

 

May 10, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#222-225 to answer.

1.  Every living organism is divided into ____ domains.

2.  List the Levels of Classification.

3.  What was wrong with the naming system used back in the 1700's?

4.  What is the present naming system used?

 

Agenda:
*  Go over SLO Practice Test.

*  Chapter 9:1 Cornell Notes, p.#222-227.  Notesheets are on side counter.

*  Chapter 9:1 Reading Guide - side counter.  Self check and check name off roster.

*  Answer all questions on p.#227.  Hand in.

 

 

 

 

May 9, 2017, Tuesday: 

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#222-225 to answer.

1.  What is classification?

2.  Why do scientists feel the need to classify organisms?
3.  What are some examples of places that have a system of classification?

4.  Define taxonomy.

5.  How do scientists clasify today?

 

Agenda:
*  Go over Galapagos Island video notesheet.

*  Answer SLO review questions on practice test.

*  Using paper provided, collaborate to make a list of your favorite musical artists, making sure to list by genre.  Share with class.

 

Homework:
*  Study all Chapter Study Guides in preparation for the SLO Assessment Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 May 8, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm UP:  Use p.#182-183 to answer.

1. The formation of a new species as a result of evolution.

2.  The splitting apart of a portion of a population.
3.  The evolving of traits in response to environmental conditions. 

4.  The result of two groups becoming so different, that they may no longer be able to bred.

 

Agenda:
*  Galapagos Island Video.
*  Complete video notesheet.

 

Homework:
*  Study all Chapter Study Guides to prepare for SLO Assessment.

 

 

 

May 5, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:
1.  Answer questions 1-11 on p.#186.

2.  Prepare scantron for Evolution Summative.

 

Agenda:

*  Summative Test.
*  Adaptation and Natural Selection Activity Sheet - side counter.

*  Evolution Crossword Puzzle.  Self check and check name off roster.

*  Strawberry Lab Population Estimation - side counter.

 

No homework over the weekend.

 

 

May 4, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#195-196 or Evolution Study Guide to answer.

1.  A dating technique used to determine which of two fossils is younger/older.  ________

2.  A dating technique used to determine the actual age of a fossil.  ____________

3.  Which era is when dinosaurs roamed Earth?

4.  Which era is present day?

5.  This is the oldest era.

6.  What is the Geologic Time Scale?

 

Agenda:

*  Hand in Natural Selection Poster.

*  Evolution Vocabulary Test.

*  7:3 Cornell Notes.  Hand in..

*  7:3 Reading Guide - self check and check name off roster.

*  Adaptation and Natural Selection Activity Sheet - side counter.

*  Evolution Crossword Puzzle.

*  Strawberry Estimation Population Lab.

 

Homework:
*  Study Evolution Study Guide/notes.

*  Evolution Summative Test tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

May 3, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Evolution Study Guide or p.#177-182.

1.  Who was Charles Lyell?

2.  Why did the finches look similar to the ones that Darwin saw in South America?

3.  How can parts of a population become seperated?

 

Agenda:
*  Natural Selection Poster due today.

*  Chapter 7:3 Cornell Notes and Reading Guide, p.#180-183.

*  Natural Selection and Adaptation/Paragraph Activity Sheet on side counter.

*  Evolution Crossword Puzzle - side counter.  Use word bank only if needed.  Self check and check name off roster.

 

Homework: 

*  Study Evolution Study Guide and all Chapter 7 notes.

*  Evolution Vocabulary Test and 7:3 Assessment tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 May 2, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#166-183 or Study Guide to answer.

1.  The period between the birth of one generation and the next generation is _________.

2.  Briefly explain how fossils form.

3.  When populations change over time, _____ has occurred.

4.  What evidence supports that whales descend form ancient land mammals.

 

Agenda:
*  Natural Selection Poster - due tomorrow.

*  Chapater 7:3 Cornell Notes and Reading Guide - side counter.
*  Adaptation and Natural Selection Activity Worksheet - side counter.

 

Homework:
*  Study Evolution Study Guide and all notes.
*  Evolution Vocabulary Test Thursday and Summative Test Friday.

 

 

 

May 1, 2017, Monday: 

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#180-183 to answer.

1.  List three ways populations can change.

2.  Explain how speciation occurs.

 

Agenda:

*  Check off Chapter 7:1 and 7:2 Reading Guides.

*  Natural Selection Poster.

*  Chapter 7:3 Cornell Notes.
*  Chapter 7:3 Reading Guide.  Check off roster.

*  Answer all questions on p.#179 and p.#183.

*  Adaptation and Natural Selection Activity Worksheet - on side counter.

 

Homework:
*  Study Evolution Study Guide.
*  Vocabulary Test Thursday and Summmative Test Friday.

 

 

 

 

April 28, 2017, Friday: 

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#162-163 in the "Old' Testbook.

1.  Complete Evolution of the Horse worksheet that is in the basket.

 

Agenda:

*  7:2 Knowledge Check.
*  Check off Chapter 7:1 and 7:2 Reading Guides.
*  Natural Selection Poster.

*  Chapter 7:3 Cornell Notes, Natural Selection in Action, p.#180-183.

 

Homework:
*  Study Evolution Study Guide.

*  Evolution Vocabulary Test May 4th.

 

 

 

 April 27,  2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use your Evolution Study Guide to answer.

1.  The process by which organisms that are better adapted to the environment will survive, reproduce and pass on their genes is ________________.

2.  Part of Natural Selection in which organisms give birth to more offspring than will survive is _________.

 

Agenda:
*  Check off Chapter 7:1 and 7:2 Reading Guides.

*  Natural Selection Poster - directions are on side counter.

 

Homework:
*  Study Evolution Study Guide and all notes.

*  Knowledge Check tomorrow on Chapter 7:2.

 

 

 

April 26, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#147-148 in the "Old" textbook.

1.  Darwin saw insects that looked like ____ and ___ that marched like huge armies while visiting the Galapagos Islands.

2.  In Argentina, he saw _____ and _______.

3.  What else did Darwin see in Argentina that puzzled him?

4.  List other organisms Darwin saw.

5.  Describe the differences Darwin noticed between the mainland cormorants and iguanas, and those on the Galapagos Islands.

 

Agenda:
*  Chapter 7:1 and 7:2 Reading Guide Check off.

*  Natural Selection Poster - directions on side counter.

*  Answer all questions on p.#173, p.#179.  Hand in.

 

Homework:
*  Study Evolution Study Guide and all notes.

*  Knowledge Check on Chapter 7:2, How Does Evolution Happen, Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

April 25, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#177-179 to answer.

1.  What did Darwin learn from the books of Thomas Malthus and Charles Lyell?

2.  Name the famous book that Charles Darwin published in 1859.

3.  What knowledge did Darwin lack, that modern day scientists have regarding genetics and evolution?

 

Agenda:

*  Check off 7:1 and 7:2 Reading Guides.

*  Peppered Moth Power Point - fill in notesheet with accurate information.

*  Answer all questions on p.#173 and p.#179.  Hand in.

 

Homework:  Study Evolution Study Guide and all notes.

 

 

April 24, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#174-179.

1.  In Darwin's time, who participated in selective breeding?

2.  Give some examples of selective breeding.

3.  Read over "Two Theories of Evolution".  Answer questions on the back.

 

Agenda:

*  Chapter 7:1 Reading Guide check off.

*  Chapter 7:2 Cornell Notes and Reading Guide.

*  Answer all questions on p.#173 and p.#179.  Hand in.

 

 

 

 

 

April 21, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:

1.  What is Natural Selection?   P.#178

2.  Name the four parts of Natural Selection.  P.#178

3.  What did the cactus finch eat?  P.#175

4.  What did the large ground finch eat?  P.#175

 

Agenda:

*  Knowledge Check on Chapter 7:1.

*  Cornell Notes on Chapter 7:2, p.#174.  Hand in when finished.

*  Chapter 7:2 Reading Guide - self check/check name off roster.

*  Answer all questions on p.#173 and p.#179.  Hand in.

 

No homework!

 

 

 

 

 

 April 20, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#174-175 to answer.

1.  Who was Charles Darwin?

2.  Where did he travel and which place was most interesting to him?

3.  Define trait.

4.  Explain selective breeding.

 

Agenda:

*  Chapter 7:1 Reading Guide - check name off roster.

*  Chapter 7:2 Cornell Notes - side counter.  Hand in when finished.

*  Complete Chapter 7:2 Reading Guide.  Self check and check name off roster.

*  Answer questions on p.#173.  Hand in.

 

Homework:  Study for Chapter 7:1 Knowledge Check tomorrow.

 

 

 

 April 19, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#166-172.

1.  Why are scientists unsure about some parts of the Tree of Life?

2.  What are some other ways scientists use to prove common ancestry?

3.  Characteristics that help an organism survive is a/an ___________.

4.  What is change over time?  ________

5.  What is a group of organisms that can mate and produce fertile offspring called?  _________

 

Agenda:
*  Chapter 7:1 Cornell Notes, p.#166-172.  Complete and hand in today!

*  Chapter 7:1 Reading Guide - side counter.  Self check using answer key on front table.

 

Homework:  Study Chapter 7 Vocabulary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 18, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#166-172 to answer.

1.  What evidence is there that modern whales evolved from ancient land mammals?

 

Agenda:

*  Chapter 7:1 Cornell Notes, p.#166-172.

*  Chapter 7:1 Reading Guide - side counter.  Self check.

 

Homework:  Study Chapter 7 vocabulary.

 

 

 

 

 April 17, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#166-168 to answer.

Define the following key terms:  adaptation, species, evolution, fossil, fossil record

 

Agenda:
*  DNA Poster, p.#146.  Include a key and state what P,S,T,A,C,G stand for.  Write four questions and answers for your poster.

*  Chapter 7:1 Cornell Notes, p.#166-172.  Hand in when finished.
*  Chapter 7:1 Reading Guide - side counter.  Self check and check name off roster.

 

Homework:  Study vocabulary.

 

 

 

April 14, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:
*  Answer questions 1-11 on p.#136 in text.
*  Complete the white review worksheet in the basket.
*  Fill out scantron with name, date and Genetics Test for subject.

 

Agenda:
*  Summative Genetics Test.

 

No Homework!

 

 

 

 April 13, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#144-154 to answer.

1.  What is a mutation?

2.  name three ways a mutation can occur.

3.  Why must our DNA replicate?

4.  Where is DNA located?

5.  Where are chromosomes located?

 

Agenda:
*  Genetics Vocabulary Test.

*  Pedigree of the Rich and Famous.

*  Chapter 5:1-5:3 Reading Guides.
*  DNA Poster, p.#146.

 

Homework:
*  Study genetics Study Guide and all notes.
*  Genetics Summative Test tomorrow!

 

 

  

April 12, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#144-154 to answer or Study Guide.

1.  DNA stands for _______________.

2.  The sides of the DNA ladder are made of __________ and _______.

3.  The letters that represent the four nitrogen bases are _____________.

4.  How does a DNA molecule copy or replicate?

 

Agenda:
*  Pedigree/Punnett Square practice.

*  Chapter 5:1, 5:2, 5:3 Reading Guides.

*  DNA Poster.
*  Chapter 6:1 Reading Guide.

 

Homework:
*  Study Genetics Study Guide and all notes.
*  Genetics Vocabulary Test tomorrow and Summative Test Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 11, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  

1.  Write the genotype of a heterozygous dimpled chin parent and a no dimpled chin parent.  Dimples is a dominant trait.

2.  Our DNA is divided into subunits called _______.

3.  Write the matching bases for GCAT.

4.  Complete #19 on yesterday's Power Point notesheet.

 

Agenda:
*  Compare Mitosis/Meiosis worksheet.
*  Pedigree Practice.

*  Have you finished Chapter 5:3 Reading Guide?

 

Homework:
*  Study Genetics Study Guide.
*  Genetics Vocabulary Test Thursday and Summative Test Friday.

 

 

 

April 10, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#120-124 to answer or Genetics Study Guide.

1.  What is it called when each allele has its own degree of influence?

2.  Binary fission and budding are examples of what type of reproduction.

3.  A chart used to trace a trait through generations of a family.

4.  True or False?  The environment can sometimes influence genes or traits.

5.  Different forms of a gene are ______.

6.  An allele that is masked when a dominant allele is present.   _______

7.  Write an example of a heterozygous and a homozygous genotype.

 

Agenda:

*  Power Point to introduce, DNA, Chapter 6:1, p.#144.
*  Fill in graphic organizer as you watch the PP.

 

Homework:  
*  Study Genetics Study Guide and all Chapter 5 notes.
*  Genetics Vocabulary Test Thursday and Genetics Summative Test Friday.

 

 

 

 March 29, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#127-132.

1.  What is the difference between mitosis and meiosis?

2.  What are sex linked disorders?

3.  Who was Walter Sutton?

4.  What is a Pedigree Chart?  Explain the symbols.

 

Agenda:

*  Complete Power Point on Meiosis/Graphic Organizer.

*  Punnett Square Practice.

*  Chapter 5:2 Reading Guide,

*  Mendel's Data Table on p.#118.

 

Homework:

*  Study Genetics Study Guide and all notes.
*  Knowledge Check on 5:1 and 5:2 tomorrow.
*  Probability/Bean Lab due tomorrow.

 

 

 

 March 28, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#131-132.

1.  Genes are found on _________.

2. The different forms of a gene are _______.

3.  Work a Punnett Square to show gender.

4.  What is a sex linked disorder?

5.  What is a Pedigree Chart?

 

Agenda:
*  Probility/Bean Lab - complete.

*  Start Meiosis Power Point on Chapter 5:3, p.#126.

 

Homework:
*  Study Genetics Study Guide and all notes.

*  Genetics Vocabulary Test Friday.

 

 

 

March 27, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#126-127 to answer.

1.  What was Walter Sutton's contribution to Genetics?

2.  Homologous chromosomes are ____________________________________________.

3.  Define meiosis.

4.  What is probability?

 

Agenda:
*  Probability/Bean Lab.

 

Homework:  Study Genetics Study Guide and all notesheets.

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#124-125. 

1.  Explain incomplete dominance.

2.  List the traits that are controlled by more than one gene.

3.  One gene can control more than one trait.  True or False

4.  How can the environment affect genetics?

 

Agenda:

*  Go over procedures/demonstrate Bean Lab for Monday.

*  Chapters 5:1 and 5:2 Reading Guides.  Self check.
*  Flower Poster due.
*  Mendel's Data Table, p.#118.  Hand in.

 

Homework:
*  Study Genetics Study Guide.
*  Genetics Vocabulary Test March 30th and Summative Test March 31. 

 

 

 

  March 23, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#120-125 to answer.

1.  Define probability.

2.  What is the probability of getting heads in a coin toss?

3.  What is a dominant trait?

4.  What is a recessive trait?

 

Agenda:
*  Punnett Practice.
*  Amoeba Sisters Video Clip on Punnett Squares.
*  Flower Poster - hand in.
*  Mendel's Data Table, p.#118. Finding ratios.  Hand in.

*  5:1 and 5:2 Reading Guides - self check and check name off roster.

*  Answer all questions on p.#119 and p.#125.  Hand in.

 

Homework:
*  Study Genetics Study Guide and all notes.
*  Genetics Test March 31st.

 

 

 

 

March 22, 2017, Wednesday: 

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#120-125 to answer.

1.  When you use DD,Dd or DD, you are describing an organism's ___________.

2.  Lisa is 5 feet 6 inches tall, has blonde hair and blue eyes.  You are describing her ________.

3.  Work a Punnett Square to show ______.

4.  Cross a heterozygous tall pea plant and a homozygous short pea plant.  Work the Punnett Square to the offspring.

 

Agenda:
*  Punnett Square practice.

*  Flower Poster - directions are on side counter.  Hand in.

*  Mendel's Data Table, p.#118.  Hand in.

*  Chapter 5:1 and 5:2 Reading Guides - self check and check name off roster.

*  Answer all questions on p.#119 and p.#125.  Hand in.

 

Homework:  Study Genetics Study Guide and all vocabulary notes.

 

 

 

March 21, 2017, Tuesday: 

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#120-125 to answer.

1.  The passing of traits from parent to offspring is ____.

2.  What are the genotypes of the parents if the offspring include 3 black bunnies and 1 white bunny.  Black is dominant over white.

 

Agenda:
*  Practice working Punnett Squares.
*  Chapter 5:1 and 5:2 Reading Guides.  Self check and keep in note section.

*  Flower Poster - hand in today.

 

Homework:  Study Genetics study guide and all notes.

 

 

 

 

March 20, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#120-125 to answer.

1.  An organism's physical appearance is known as _____.

2.  The allele combination for an organism is its _______.

3.  When both alleles are either DD or DD, we say they are __________.

4.  When the alleles are Dd, it is ________.

 

Agenda:
*  Knowledge Check on Chapter 5:1.
*  Flower Poster - hand in.
*  Chapter 5:1 and 5:2 Reading Guides.  Complete and self check.
*  Mendel's Data Table p.#118

 

Homework:  Study Genetics Study Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 March 17, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#115-120 to answer.

1.  Define self-pollinating>

2.  What is cross pollination?

3.  Define phenotype.

4.  Define genotype. 

5.  What are alleles?

 

Agenda:
*  Power Point to introduce Chapter 5:2, Traits and Inheritance.

 

Homework:

*  Study Genetics Study Guide.

 

 

 

 

March 16, 2017, Thursday: 

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#115-120 to answer.

1.  What is a true breeding plant?

2.  _______ are the different forms of a gene.

3.  What were the results of Mendel's first experiment?

4.  His second experiment?
5.  What is the difference between a dominant trait and a recessive trait?

 

Agenda:

*  Chapter 5:1 Reading Guide.  Self assess using answer key on front table.
*  Flower Poster - directions and white paper on side counter.  Hand in to drawer.

*  Mendel's Data Table, p.#118, Finding Ratios.

*  Answer all questions on p.#119.  Hand in.

 

Homework:

*  Study Genetics Study Guide and all Chapter 5 Notes.

 

 

 

 

March 15, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use Genetics Study Guide to answer.

1.  What is the difference between a dominant trait and a recessive trait?

2.  The different forms of a gene are _______.

3.  Genes are located on ____________.

 

Agenda:

*  Class Survey Lab - read over the labsheet and p.#92 in the "old" textbook.

*  Record data and answer analyze/conclude questions.  Hand in.

 

Homework:
*  Study Genetics notes and Study Guide.

 

 

 

 

March 14, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use PP notesheet from yesterday to answer.

1.  The different forms of a gene are __________.

2.  Gregor Mendel was known as ________________.

3.  A trait, that if present, will always be expressed.  ____

 

Agenda:
*  Read text p.#114-119, Mendel and His Peas.
*  Process information by completing Chapter 5:1 

Reading Guide.

*  Start Flower Poster.

 

Homework:
*  Study Genetics notes and Genetics Study Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

March 13, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#115 to answer.

1.  Define heredity.

2.  Why did Mendel use pea plants to conduct his experiments?

3.  Look at Figure 2 on p.#115.  Identify the male and female parts.

4.  Describe the difference between "self" pollinating and "cross" pollinating.

 

Agenda:
*  Power Point to introduce Genetics Vocabulary.
*  Answer questions at the bottom of organizer.

 

Homework:
*  Study Power Point organizer notesheet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 10, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:
1.  The basic unit of structure and function in living things.  _______________

2.  System that helps bones and organs move.  _______

3.  System that collects leaked fluids and returns them to the blood.  Also gets rid of bacteria.  _________

4.  Made up of four chambers including atria and ventricles.  _______________

5.  ________ is a chemical that gives us skin color.

 

Agenda:
*  Summative Human Body Retest.
*  Performance Task - Human Body Booklet.

*  Complete Stimulus Response/Reaction Time Lab from Wednesday.  Hand in.

 

Homework:  Human Body Booklet due Monday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 9, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#642-643 to answer.

1.  What is the function of the Urinary System?

2.  What are the major organs of this system?

3.  How do the kidneys filter blood?

 

Agenda:
*  Brain Pop - collaborate to answer questions.

*  Summative Human Body Test - take on Quizizz.com.

*  Performance Task - Human Booklet.  Work to finish!

 

Homework:
*  Study for Human Body Retest tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 March 8, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use your Labsheet to answer.

1.  Explain stimulus and response.

2.  What are sensory neurons?  What are motor neurons?

3.  What is reaction time?

 

Agenda:

*  Stimulus-Response Reaction Time Lab.

*  Create line graph of data.

*  Answer analyze/conclude questions.
*  Summary paragraph on results.

 

Homework:
*  Study Human Body Study Guide.
*  Human Body Test tomorrow.

 

 

 

 March 7, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#616-619 to answer.

1.  What is the function of the Lymphatic System?

2.  List the major organs of the Lymphatic System.

3.  Critical Thinking Question:  Why is it important that we have lymphatic tissue throughout our body?

 

Agenda:

*  Perfprmance Task - the Human Body Booklet.
*  Cardiovascular and Digestive System Reading Guides on side counter for those that finish their Human Body Booklet.

 

Homework:
*  Study Human Body Study Guide.

*  Human Body Test Thursday.

*  Human Body Booklet due Friday!

 

 

 

March 6, 2017, Monday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#670-673 to answer.

1.  What is the function of the Endocrine System?

2.  List the glands of the Endocrine System.

3.  Which gland increases the rate at which you use energy?

4.  Which gland "kicks in" when you face danger?

 

Agenda:
*  Performance Task - Human Body Book.
*  Circulatory System Video Clip.

 

Homework:
*  Study Human Body Study Guide.  
*  Human Body Booklets due March 9th and Summative Test March 10th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 March 3, 2017, Friday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#660-662 to answer.

1.  What is the difference between involuntary and voluntary action?

2.  Identify the 3 parts of the brain and describe what they control.

3.  The ____  _____ carries messages to and from the brain.

 

Agenda:

*  Human Body Whiteboard Activity.

*  Performance Task - Human Body Booklet.

 

Homework:
*  Study Human Body Study Guide.
*  Human Body Books due March 7th and Human Body Summative Assessment March 10th.

 

 

 

 

 March 2, 2017, Thursday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#656-658 to answer.

1.  Identify the two parts of the Nervous System.

2.  What are neurons?
3.  List and describe two types of neurons.

4.  List the parts of a nerve cell.

 

Agenda:
*  Cardiovascular Video - take notes.

*  Performance Task.

 

Homework:
*  Study Human Body Study Guide.
*  Human Body Booklet due March 7th and Summative Test March 10th.

 

 

 

March 1, 2017, Wednesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.#660-663 to answer.

1.  The _________ is the largest organ of the Nervous System.

2.  List the 3 parts of this organ.
3.  The largest part of this organ is the _______.

4.  The spinal cord is how big?

 

Agenda:
*  Play Quizizz to review Body Systems.

*  Work on Performance Task - Human Body Booklet.

 

Homework:
*  Study Human Body Study Guide.
*  Human Body Booklet due March 7th and Summative Test March 10th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 28, 2017, Tuesday:

 

Warm Up:  Use p.3656-659 to answer.

1.  What are the two parts of