Welcome to Biology 2016-2017! (Period 5 and 6)


Date

Agenda

Homework

Announcements

Wednesday, June 6

Thursday,
June 7
Objective:
Catalyst: None
  • Final Exam
  • Class Evaluation/Letters


Tuesday,
June 6
Objective:
Catalyst: None
  • Review


Monday,
June 5
Objective:
Catalyst: None
  • Review
Study Guide - Physiology (#

Friday,
June 2
Objective:
Catalyst:
  • Hospital Triage
Study Guide - Evolution (#

Thursday,
June 1
Objective: Same
Catalyst:
  • Return textbooks
  • Hospital Triage
Study Guide - Central Dogma (#6-10)

Wednesday,
May 31
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Which 2 vital signs measure the circulatory system?
  • Patient Vital Sign practice
  • Medical Triage (7L)
Study Guide - Mendelian Genetics (#1-5)
NB Check tomorrow

Tuesday,
May 30
Objective: Define homeostasis, describe how organ systems work together to maintain homeostasis
Catalyst: Tell me about your long weekend.
Triage Reading

Friday,
May 25
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is a stem cell? (in your own words)
  • Cell Division and Differentiation Notes (4R/L) - questions and summary
  • Cell Differentiation Game - wrap up
  • Inside the Living Body - finish
1R - fill in organ systems

Thursday,
May 25
Objective: Describe how stem cells differentiate into specialized cells.
Catalyst: Why does chemotherapy cause hair loss?
  • Cell Division and Differentiation Notes (4R)
  • Cell Differentiation Game
Leave notebooks

Wednesday,
May 24
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What do you know about possible treatments for cancer?
Finish 5L

Tuesday,
May 23
Objective: Make observations and conclusions about cancer based on class data.
Catalyst: Have you had any personal experiences with cancer?
  • Faces of Cancer (5R/5L) - group data, class data, conclusions
Finish conclusions (5L) - only conclusions 1 and 2

Monday,
May 22
Objective: Define mitosis, Describe causes and effects of unregulated cell division
Catalyst: Tell me about the best part of your weekend.
Cornell Notes - 4 questions

Friday,
May 19
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Which organ system helps cool you down by sweating?
  • Quiz
    • Correct quiz
  • Inside the Living Body (1R)
Fill in organ systems (1R)

Thursday,
May 18
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Which 2 organ systems work together to bring oxygen (O2) to your cells?
  • Organ System 9 Square
  • Inside the Living Body (1R)
Fill in organ systems (1R)
Quiz tomorrow

Wednesday,
May 17
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Which organ system releases hormones?
  • Organ System Notes (3R)
  • Inside the Living Body (1R)
Fill in organ systems (1R)

Tuesday,
May 16
Objective: Describe the function of major body systems in humans
Catalyst: See PowerPoint
  • Organ System Notes (3R)
  • Human Body Basics (3L)
  • Inside the Living Body (1R)
Finish 3L
STEM NIGHT tomorrow!
Monday,
May 15
Objective: Describe how the human body is organized (?)
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Levels of Organization Notes (2R)
  • Human Body Acrostic Poem (2L)
Finish 2L

Friday,
May 12
Objective: Set up physiology unit, recall prior knowledge about body systems (?)
Catalyst: Tell me 1 thing you want to learn about how your body works.
  • Set up unit
  • Vocabulary Inventory (1L)
  • Inside the Living Body (1R)
None

Thursday,
May 11
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of unit objectives by scoring 70% or higher on quiz.
Catalyst: How did you study for the quiz?
  • Go over 13L/Vocab Inventory (1L)
  • Quiz
  • NB set-up
Leave notebooks

Wednesday,
May 10
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is the definition of a species?
  • Survival of the Fittest Critter (13R)
  • Review (13L)
Quiz tomorrow

Tuesday,
May 9
Objective: Describe how natural selection can cause changes in a population over time.
Catalyst: Answer in 10 words or less - What is natural selection?
  • Videos
  • Review 12L
  • Common Assessment
Quiz Thursday

Monday,
May 8
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
Common Assessment and notebook check tomorrow

Friday,
May 5
Objective: Describe how natural selection can lead to evolution
Catalyst: Describe an adaptation a rolly polly has to help it survive.
  • Natural Selection (11R)
    • 4 concepts of natural selection
  • Survival of the Fittest (11L) - make own example
    • 4 concepts of natural selection
Finish 11L
Common Assessment on Tuesday
Thursday,
May 4
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Describe an adaptation a cactus has to help it survive.
  • Go over HW (9L)
  • Create a Creature (10R/L)
Finish 10L

Wednesday,
May 3
Objective: Describe how adaptations can help an organism survive and reproduce.
Catalyst: Draw a cladogram using the data on the screen.
  • Evolution Vocabulary (9R)
    • Definitions
    • Draw pictures
  • Darwin's Finches worksheet (9L)
Finish 9L and pictures on 9R

Tuesday,
May 2
Objective: Same
Catalyst: If the T. Rex is more closely related to the parrot than the caiman, then T. Rex DNA will be more similar to...
  • Cladogram Notes (8R)
  • Cladogram Practice (8L)
  • Work on final draft if time
Final draft due tomorrow

Monday,
May 1
Objective: Communicate scientific information using evidence to support explanations
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
Final draft due Wednesday

Friday,
April 28
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Based on the features table, which 2 animals do you think the T. Rex is most closely related to?
Rough draft (7R) due Monday

Thursday,
April 27
Objective: Same
Catalyst:
8L - cladogram practice

Wednesday,
April 26
Objective: Same
Catalyst: According to the cladogram from your HW, what organism is the most related to the tomato?
Folders 1-3 completed

Tuesday,
April 25
Objective: Same
Catalyst: p.5 Label the common ancestor of C & D with a dot
p.6 What are the 3 major groups of all living organisms?
Cladogram practice questions

Monday,
April 24
Objective: Create a cladogram to determine what organism the T. Rex is most closely related to.
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
Finish make up assignments, grades due Wednesday

Friday,
April 21
Objective: Make up work.
Catalyst: Make 1 observation and 1 inference about Ms. Lin.
  • Diagram Observations and Inferences (6R/L) - period 6
  • Make up assignments
  • Students not on contract:
    1. Complete Webquest (2L)
    2. Complete crossword - extra credit
    3. Watch Cosmos and complete reflection - extra credit
    4. Work on HW (6L)
6L - Diagram Questions

Thursday,
April 20
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Watch video. Then answer, "Why is science important?"
  • Kahoot - period 6 only
  • Evidence of Evolution Summary (5L)
  • Diagram Observations and Inferences (6R) - period 5 only
NONE

Wednesday,
April 19
Objective: Describe evidence scientists use to infer the common ancestry of species.
Catalyst: What are vestigial structures?
  • Kahoot
  • Check grades on Schoology - D/F's complete assignment contract
  • Finish Webquest or work on crossword for extra credit
NONE

Tuesday,
April 18
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Describe "evidence" in your own words.
  • Stamp HW (4L)
  • Evidence for Evolution Notes
    • How are fossil's formed? Video
NONE

Monday,
April 17
Objective: Differentiate between evidence and inferences and give examples of each
Catalyst: Tell me about your break.
  • Evidence vs. Inference (4R)
Dinosaur scene (4L)

Friday,
April 7
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Which animal did you find the most interesting and why?
Have a great spring break!

Thursday,
April 6
Objective: Describe traits that help and organism survive
Catalyst: NONE
Survey (1R)
NB check tomorrow
(substitute)
Wednesday,
April 5
Objective: Describe how paleontologists use fossils as evidence for evolution
Catalyst: What do you know about fossils?
  • Evolution - Initial Thoughts (1R)
    • Survey Questions
  • American Natural History Museum Webquest
    1. Click on link above.
    2. Click on "Layers of Time" box.
    3. Complete the activity and answer the questions on handout.
    4. Return to the home screen and repeat for remaining 3 activities.
Survey (1R)
NB check on Friday

Tuesday,
April 4
Objective: Discuss prior knowledge of evolution
Catalyst: What does the word "evolve" mean?
  • Set up Unit 6
  • Vocabulary Inventory (1L)
  • Evolution - Initial Thoughts (1R)
    • Write around
    • Survey?
  • Test corrections
Test corrections by Friday, 4/7

Monday,
April 3
Objective: Use CAST testing platform.
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • California Science (CAST) Training Test
    • Click on this link
    • Click on the green button that says "Student Interface Practice and Training Tests"
    • Click "Sign In" - do not type in any information, do not uncheck any boxes
    • Select "High School" for grade, Click "Yes"
    • Click on the orange button that says "Start CAST Grades 5, 8, and HS Training Test
    • Click "Select" - do not change any of the settings
    • Click "Yes"
  • Genetics Test - test corrections, multiple choice only
Test corrections by Friday, 4/7

Thursday,
March 30
Objective: Describe the theory of natural selection
Catalyst: NONE
  • Power Notes 10.2 & 10.3
Reflection (9L) due Monday
(Substitute)
Wednesday,
March 29
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of unit objectives by scoring 70% or higher on test
Catalyst: A = blue, a = orange. What % of offspring are AA if parents are both heterozygous?
  • Go over study guide
  • Unit Test
  • Work on letter/work on reflection
Letter due at 11:59 PM TONIGHT
Reflection (9L) due Monday

Tuesday,
March 28
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is the genotype of someone who has a recessive phenotype?
  • Making a Baby Letter
  • Work on study guide (9R)
Study Guide (9R)
Unit test tomorrow
Letter due at 11:59 PM Wednesday

Monday,
March 27
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Making a Baby Letter
Letter due on Wednesday

Friday,
March 24
Objective: Same
Catalyst: If you could choose whether to have a boy or girl, which would you choose and why?
  • Making a Baby Lab (8R)
  • Quiz
Analysis Questions (8L)

Thursday,
March 23
Objective: Use probability to predict traits of offspring.
Catalyst: Parent #1: homozygous recessive, Parent #2: heterozygous, A - normal, a - mutated. What % of offspring are normal?
  • Making a Baby Lab (8R)
  • Quiz - postponed
Punnett Squares

Friday,
February 17
Objective: Same
Catalyst: If you could design your own baby, would you? Why or why not?
  • Who Stole the Crown Jewels? (6R/L)
    • Part 2: Analyze Data - glue DNA to chart
    • Part 3: Final Report
6L

Thursday,
February 16
Objective: Same
Catalyst: If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be and why?
  • GATTACA
None

Wednesday,
February 15
Objective: Determine who stole the crown jewels using DNA fingerprinting
Catalyst: What is used to cut up DNA into small fragments?
  • Check answers for HW (5L)
  • Who Stole the Crown Jewels? (6R)
    • Part 1: Police Report
    • Part 2: Analyze Data - cut DNA and set up chart
None

Tuesday,
February 14
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What can DNA fingerprinting be used for?
5L

Monday,
February 13
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend
Read and annotate DNA Fingerprinting article, answer questions

Friday,
February 10
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Give the complementary strand (the other half): TACTGC
  • Who robbed the bank? (2L)
  • Go over 2L
  • DNA: The Structure of Genetic Information Reading & Questions (3R/L)
Finish 3R/3L
Minimum Day
Thursday,
February 9
Objective: Describe the structure of DNA
Catalyst: What are the 3 parts of a nucleotide?
  • Discovering the structure of DNA
    • Finish 2R/diagram
Who robbed the bank?
Open House
Wednesday,
January 25
CNN Special Report - Vanishing


Friday,
January 20
Ecological Footprint Calculator


Tuesday,
October 11
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of Unit 1B standards by scoring at least 80% on test.
Catalyst: How did you study for today's test?
  • Stamp HW (7L)
  • Unit 1B Test
  • Work on notebook
Leave your notebook

Monday,
October 10
Objective: Communicate information to peers about the structure and function of macromolecules to study for Unit 1B test.
Catalyst: What did you do over the weekend?
  • Stamp HW (7R)
  • Inside, Outside Circles Test Review
  • Standards Check (1R)
  • Unit 1B Reflection (7L)
Lab + Conclusion and Unit 1B Reflection due tomorrow
Unit 1B Test tomorrow
Leave NB tomorrow

Friday,
October 7
Objective: Use evidence from the food test lab to support a claim about what macromolecules a food contains.
Catalyst: What was your favorite part of the lab?
  • Food Test Lab - Conclusion (6L)
  • Study Guide (7R)
Finish Unit 1B Study Guide
Lab due Tuesday

Thursday,
October 6
Objective: Same
Catalyst:
  • Food Test Lab (6R/L) - Run Lab


Wednesday,
October 5
Objective: Use the scientific method to determine whether a given food contains simple and complex carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids.
Catalyst:
  • Food Test Lab (6R) - Pre-Lab Questions, Procedure flowchart
Bring food to test for lab

Tuesday,
October 4
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: What did you do over the 3 day weekend?
  • Amoeba Sisters Biomolecules Quiz (Game)
  • Exit Ticket (6th period only)


Friday,
September 30
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: What are proteins made of?
Have a great weekend!
Finish 5L

Thursday,
September 29
Objective: Describe the structure and function of the 4 major macromolecules: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids.
Catalyst:
  • Macromolecule Introduction - Game
  • Macromolecule Notes (5R)
None

Wednesday, September 28
Objective: Same as yesterday.
Catalyst: What is the chemical formula for glucose?
(p.6 - water)
  • Graph grades
  • Finish Building Blocks of Life Models (3L)
  • Molecules of Life Worksheet (4R/4L)
- Molecules of Life Reading and Questions (4R/4L)

Tuesday,
September 27
Objective: Use snap beads to model the structure of molecules.
Catalyst: What is the definition of a molecule?
  • Building Blocks of Life Models (3L)
None

Monday,
September 26
Objective: Use Cornell notes to describe the importance and components of food
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
- Summary (2L)

Friday,
September 23
Objective: Use Cornell notes to describe the importance and components of food
Catalyst: What is food?
  • Vocabulary Inventory (1L)
  • Unit Standards (1R)
  • "What is food?" Cornell Notes (2R)
None - leave notebooks

Thursday,
September 22
Objective:
Catalyst:
  • New seats
  • Go over class expectations and consequences
  • Individual Work Time/Grade Conferences
    • Rule of 5 (Unit 1A Cover Page)
    • Scientific Abstract (12L)
  • Set up Unit 1B - Biochemistry
  • Vocabulary Inventory (1L)
- Scientific Abstract (12L) due tomorrow
- Notebook Check tomorrow

Wednesday,
September 21
Objective: Reflect on Unit 1A objectives.
Catalyst: What did you think about yesterday's test?
  • Correct Quizzes
  • Individual Work Time/Grade Conferences
    • Quiz corrections and reflection (14R/L)
    • Rule of 5 (Unit 1A Cover Page)
- Finish Rule of 5

Tuesday,
September 20
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of Unit 1A objectives by scoring 80% of higher on test.
Catalyst: How did you study for today's test?
  • Stamp Study Guide (13R), go over
  • Unit 1A Test
  • Reflection (13L)
- Reflection (13L) - 1/2 page
- Scientific Abstract (12L) due Friday 9/23

Monday,
September 19
Objective: Write a scientific abstract summarizing the Pillbug Lab.
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Stamp 12R - did not stamp
  • Glue in study guide and explain (13R)
  • Review - Scientific Method 9 Square
  • Scientific Abstracts (12L)
- Study Guide (13R)
- Unit test tomorrow - Study!!
- Scientific Abstract (12L) due Friday 9/23

Friday,
September 16
Objective: Same as yesterday.
Catalyst: During the pillbug lab, did you collect qualitative or quantitative data?
  • Pillbug Lab
    • Check averages
    • Graph data
- Finish 12R (conclusion)
- Unit test next week
Minimum Day - 36 minute periods
Thursday,
September 15
Objective: Same as yesterday.
Catalyst: Calculate the average of the following numbers: 2, 5, 5, 6, 7
  • Pillbug Lab
    • Fill in question, hypothesis, materials, label chambers
    • Run lab
    • Clean Up
    • Calculate averages
- Calculate averages
- Unit test next week
Back-to-School Night
Wednesday,
September 14
Objective: Use the scientific method to determine what type of condition/environment pillbugs prefer.
Catalyst: Use 11R to list the steps of the scientific method.
  • Introduce lab
    • What are pillbugs?
    • What environmental factors could you test?
    • What is the lab set-up and data collecting procedure?
  • Lab group roles and responsibilities - assign roles
    • If extra time - what does each one look like/sound like?
  • Pillbug Lab Pre-Lab Questions (12R)
    • Determine your question, hypothesis, and plan materials
- Bring materials for lab
- Look for pillbugs

Tuesday,
September 13
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: What is a hypothesis?
  • Finish Scientific Method Notes (11R)
  • The Scientific Method and the Engineering Design Process
  • The Scientific Method with Bart Simpson
Finish 11L

Monday,
September 12
Objective: Describe the steps of the scientific method.
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Scientific Method Introduction - Murder Mystery
  • Scientific Method Shuffle Cards - cut up and put in order
  • Scientific Method Notes (11R)
11L - didn't get to it

Friday,
September 9
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of characteristics all living organisms share by scoring 80% or higher on common assessment.
Catalyst: Give 2 examples of living and 2 examples of nonliving things in this classroom.
  • Common Assessment #1
  • Examples and Non-Examples, Finish video practice (period 5)
None

Thursday,
September 8
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: Do you believe life exists outside of Earth? Explain. (extra-terrestrials)
  • Characteristics of Life (9R) - Notes
  • What is Living? (9L) - Videos (Vinh)
  • Abiotic vs. Biotic Worksheet/Drawing
- Examples and Non-Examples (10 each - a variety) (period 6)
- Common Assessment tomorrow (study 9R)

Wednesday,
September 7
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: If you were stuck on an isolated island, list what you would need for long-term survival.
  • Go over annotating for 10R/L
  • What is living? (9L) -
    • Video (Living, Non-Living, IDK?) - Per.5 ONLY
    • Characteristics of Life Brainstorm - Brainstorm at least 5 characteristics (qualities) that all living things have/do/need...
    • Share Out
- Read and annotate barnacle article (10R)
- Living/Non-Living Examples (10L)

Tuesday,
September 6
Objective: Describe characteristics that all living things share by brainstorming and participating in a class discussion.
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Go over notebook checks/graph grades
  • Period 5 -
    • Finish Mixed Up Data Activity - Glue down, write summary
    • (modification) Exit Ticket
  • Period 6 -
    • What is living? (9L) - Pillbug observations - what characteristics make it alive?
None

Thursday,
September 1
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of making observations, inferences, and predictions by scoring 80% of higher on quiz.
Catalyst: Write one qualitative observation about the room.
  • Count stamps & turn in Catalysts
  • Quiz
  • Mixed up data activity - Period 5
  • Correct quizzes - Period 6
NONE - leave notebooks

Wednesday,
August 31
Objective: Distinguish between qualitative/quantitative observations and inferences with 100% accuracy.
Catalyst: Write one quantitative observation about the room.
  • Stamp and go over HW (8L)
    • Fill in table of contents
  • Qualitative vs. Quantitative Observation practice (8R)
  • Observation and Inference practice (9R/9L)
- Quiz tomorrow

Tuesday,
August 30
Objective: Make observations, inferences, and predictions
Catalyst: What does it mean to observe something?
  • Thinking Like A Scientist (8R)
- 8L

Monday,
August 29
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: What station did you enjoy the most and why?
  • Stamp HW (7L)
  • Glue in Science Skills Stations (7R)
  • Add to gallery walk (6L)
  • How have your thoughts about scientists changed? Do you consider yourself a scientist? Why or why not? Any questions or comments?
  • Thinking Like A Scientist (8R)
- 8L

Friday,
August 26
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: What kind of job/career do you want in the future?
  • Finish Science Skills Stations (7R)
- Reflection (7L)

Thursday,
August 25
Objective: Make observations, inferences, and predictions, Record accurate data and draw conclusions
Catalyst: What is your definition of a scientist? "A scientist is someone who..."
  • Stamp HW (Draw a Scientist)
  • Draw a Scientist Gallery Walk (6L)
  • Start Science Skills Stations (7R) - rules and 1-2 stations
- Look for pillbugs

Wednesday,
August 24
Objective: Identify 3 tools a scientist might use and 2 things that a scientist might be doing or thinking.
Catalyst: Name as many scientists as you can.
  • Go over notebook guidelines (4R)
  • Draw a scientist (6R)
  • Gallery Walk (6L)
- Finish Draw a Scientist
- Look for pillbugs

Tuesday,
August 23
Objective: Evaluate how your personality influences how you work in groups
Catalyst: List 5 words that describe your personality
  • Personality Compass (5R) - preferences in group work
    • Draw a symbol that represents your style
  • Personality Compass Reflection (5L)
- Finish Personality Compass Reflection (5L)

Monday,
August 22
Objective: Work in a team to build the highest marshmallow tower
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Stamp HW (Class Expectations Drawings)
  • Marshmallow Challenge
- Decorate notebook covers
- Look for pillbugs! - 2 points extra credit each (20 points max)

Friday,
August 19
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: None
  • Finish setting up notebooks - Catalyst envelope, bathroom passes
  • Go over Class Expectations (3R/L)
  • Go over Notebook Guidelines (4R/L) - did not get to
  • Finish Human Scavenger Hunt, share out
    • Period 6 - finish Name Tag Glyphs
  • Decorate notebooks
- Class expectation drawings (3 examples of positive participation, 3 examples of negative participation)
- Decorate notebook covers
- Look for pillbugs! - 2 points extra credit each (20 points max)

Thursday,
August 18
Objective: Same as yesterday, set up notebooks
Catalyst: None
  • Stamp HW (Syllabus Scavenger Hunt)
  • Animal Quiz
  • Set-up notebooks
    • (Period 6 - finish Name Tag Glyphs)
- Decorate notebook covers

Wednesday,
August 17
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: None
  • Stamp Syllabus, collect Student Survey
  • Finish going over syllabus + housekeeping notes
  • Name Tag Glyphs - STEPS 3-5 [Period 6 did not finish]
    • Find someone who is a born in the same month as you / has a similarity with you
    • Find someone who has a different....
    • Or have students switch and find their match
  • Human Scavenger Hunt
- Syllabus Scavenger Hunt - due tomorrow
- Composition Notebook - 100 pages, college ruled - due tomorrow

Tuesday,
August 16
Objective: Describe class expectations and procedures
Catalyst: None
  • Welcome/Name Cards
  • Name Tag Glyphs - ONLY STEPS 1-2
  • Biology Syllabus (up to "Catalyst" Warm-Ups)
- Syllabus signed by parent/guardian - due tomorrow
- Student Survey - due tomorrow
- Composition Notebook - 100 pages, college ruled - due Thursday
51 minute periods