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


Date

Agenda

Homework

Announcements

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


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