Welcome to Honors Biology 2016-2017! (Period 4)



Date

Agenda

Homework

Announcements

Friday,
May 26
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What type of cell carries oxygen through the body?
  • How Organ Systems Work Together (4R/L) - write a short paragraph following the journey of a molecule through the human body
  • STEM Portfolio - make sure your share settings are correct ("Anyone with link CAN VIEW"), complete reflection
  • Homeostasis - watch video and complete worksheet:
- Homeostasis video worksheet due Monday

Thursday,
May 25
Objective: Describe how organ systems work together to maintain homeostasis
Catalyst: Pick 3 organ systems from memory and give their functions.
  • Quiz
  • How Organ Systems Work Together (4R/L)
- Finish 4R/L
- Bring headphones tomorrow
- 2L is extra credit

Wednesday,
May 24
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Which 3 organ systems help regulate body temperature?
- Quiz tomorrow
- Bring headphones tomorrow
- 2L is extra credit

Tuesday,
May 23
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Which 2 organ systems help transport oxygen around the body?
  • Go over Organ System Notes - highlight verbs
  • Work on homework
- Reflection due tomorrow
- 3L
- 2L is extra credit

Monday,
May 22
Objective: Describe how the human body is organized and the functions of major organ systems
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend AND define "cell"
  • Levels of Organization (2R) & Organ System Notes (3R)


Friday,
May 19
Objective: Create digital portfolio and reflect on Antibiotic Resistance project
Catalyst: What are you most proud of this school year?
  • Create STEM Portfolio on Google Drive
    • STEM Portfolio
      • 9th Grade
  • Artifact Reflection - make a copy into your drive and type your answers directly on this document
Complete reflection by Wednesday, 5/24

Thursday,
May 18
Objective: Set up unit
Catalyst: Tell me 1 thing you want to learn about the human body. (Try to be specific.)
  • Set up Unit 7
  • Vocabulary Inventory (1L)
  • Inside the Living Body (1R)
None - leave notebooks

Wednesday,
May 17
Objective: Same
Catalyst: How do you define collaboration?
STEM Night tonight!
NB Check tomorrow

Tuesday,
May 16
Objective: Same
Catalyst: How do you feel about doing presentations?
  • Museum Tour (presentation practice)
Make any additions/modifications of PSA for STEM Night
Professional dress for tomorrow

Monday,
May 15
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • PSA work time
PSA due tomorrow!
STEM Night on Wednesday, 5/17
Friday,
May 12
Objective: Create a PSA to inform WAPHS students how antibiotic resistance develops and why it is important to take antibiotics properly.
Catalyst: The biggest cause of increasing antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea is...
PSA due Tuesday, 5/16

Thursday,
May 11
Objective: Describe how natural selection can cause changes in a population over time.
Catalyst: How did you study for the quiz?
  • Go over study guide (14L/R)
  • Common Assessment
  • Project planning
PSA due Tuesday, 5/16

Wednesday,
May 10
Objective: Same
Catalyst: True or False: Survival isn't important if the organism does not pass on their genes to their offspring.
  • Quiz tomorrow
PSA due Tuesday, 5/16
Tuesday,
May 9
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Why is it important to take antibiotics properly?
  • Natural Selection Study Guide - 14R/L
  • Common Assessment tomorrow

Monday,
May 8
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Finish data analysis and conclusion
  • Common Assessment on Wednesday
PSA due Monday, May 15
STEM NIGHT is Wednesday, May 17
Friday,
May 5
Objective: Describe how a population of bacteria could evolve resistance to antibiotics
Identify and describe the main cause of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea/Identify and describe how antibiotic resistant gonorrhea can increase in frequency (in a bacterial population)
Catalyst: True or False: "Parents are only able to pass on traits that they are born with."
  • Take As Directed (12R/L)
  • Graph data

Thursday,
May 4
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is a "superbug"?
  • Finish 10L

Wednesday,
May 3
Objective: Describe causes and possible treatments of gonorrhea.
Catalyst: Describe a time you got sick and how you got better.
  • Finish reading article
  • 10R - How do species change over time?
Videos:

Rise of the Superbugs (It's OK To Be Smart)

The Evolution of Bacteria on a “Mega-Plate” Petri Dish (Kishony Lab) (Harvard Medical School)
----- Article (npr.org)

The Antibiotic Apocalypse Explained (Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell)

What causes antibiotic resistance? - Kevin Wu (TED-Ed)
Tuesday,
May 2
Objective: Same
Catalyst: See PowerPoint (T. Rex check for understanding question)
  • Cladogram Notes (9R)
    • Practice (9L)
  • Work on final draft if time
  • 9L
  • 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: What do you think the purpose of the human chin is?
  • Rough draft (6R) due Monday

Thursday,
April 27
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What was 1 interesting thing you learned or heard from the speakers this morning?
  • 8R/L - read and annotate article, vocabulary, GIST

Wednesday,
April 26
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is cladogenesis?
  • 7L - vocabulary and GIST

Tuesday,
April 25
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Complete cladogram practice worksheet.
  • Read article and answer 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.
  • Last day for test corrections, grades due Wednesday

Friday,
April 21
Objective: Same
Catalyst: How do vestigial structures provide evidence for evolution?
  • Go over HW (4L)
  • Kahoot
  • Diagram Observations and Inferences (5R)
  • 5L
  • Test corrections by Monday

Thursday,
April 20
Objective: Describe evidence scientists use to infer the common ancestry of species
Catalyst: Write 1 observation and 1 inference about Ms. Lin.
  • Evidence of Evolution Notes (4R)
  • Kahoot
  • Work on 4L or Webquest (2L)
  • Webquest (2L) due tomorrow
  • Finish 4L

Wednesday,
April 19
Objective: Differentiate between evidence and inferences and give examples of each.
Catalyst: What is an inference?
  • Evidence vs. Inference (3R)
  • Fossil Footprints (3L)
  • Webquest (2L) due tomorrow Friday
  • Finish 3L

Tuesday,
April 18
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is a fossil?
  • 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.
  • Webquest (2L) due Thursday

Monday,
April 17
Objective: Describe how paleontologists use fossils as evidence for evolution
Catalyst: Tell me about your spring break!
  • Test corrections
  • Evolution - Initial Thoughts (1R)
    • Write-Around
    • Survey Questions
  • Survey Questions (1R)
Test Corrections by Monday, April 24
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
  • NB Check Friday
(substitute)
Wednesday,
April 5
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of unit objectives by scoring 80% or higher on test
Catalyst: If a woman is colorblind (sex-linked recessive trait) what is her genotype?
  • Go over study guide
  • Unit test
  • Reflection
  • Reflection (10L) - skipped

Tuesday,
April 4
Objective: Test different samples for bacterial growth
Catalyst: What are 4 things you would like to sample for bacteria?
  • Genetic Variation Review (crossing over)
  • Inoculate plates with samples
  • Study Guide
  • Study Guide (10R)
  • Unit test tomorrow - study!

Monday,
April 3
Objective: Use CAST testing platform.
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • DICE
  • 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"
Unit Test on Wednesday

Thursday, March 30
Objective: Same
Catalyst: NONE
  • The Cartoon Guide to Genetics: Meiosis - stamped on Monday
DICE on Monday
(Substitute - NSTA Conference)
Wednesday, March 29
Objective: Same
Catalyst: NONE
  • Power Notes - due at end if period
DICE on Monday
(Substitute - LL PQR #2)
Tuesday,
March 28
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is crossing over?
  • Genetic Variation Review
  • Human Genetic Disorders (8R) - research
    • 8L - Research an additional disorder caused by chromosomal abnormalities
  • Human Genetic Disorders - finish research by Wednesday

Monday,
March 27
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Go over HW - submit on Schoology
  • Human Genetic Disorders (8R) - research
    • 8L - Research an additional disorder caused by chromosomal abnormalities
  • Human Genetic Disorders - finish research by Wednesday

Friday,
March 24
Objective: Describe how meiosis and random fertilization lead to genetic variation
Catalyst: Man who has hemophilia has offspring with woman who is a carrier. What are the changes child will have hemophilia if a boy? A girl?
  • Go over HW
  • Meiosis Notes (7R)
  • Finish stations
  • 7L - answer objective
  • Finish station - up to BLUE
  • Test corrections Monday

Thursday,
March 23
Objective: Same
Catalyst: A homozygous recessive parent is crossed with a heterozygous parent. A = normal protein, a = mutated protein. What % of children will have normal protein?
  • Sickle Cell Activity? - skipped
  • Punnett Square Stations (5R/L)
  • Sex-Linked Inheritance
  • 6L
  • Test corrections

Wednesday,
March 22
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Two heterozygous parents have a child. What is the % change their child will have sickle cell?
  • Finish station

Tuesday,
March 21
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Matching -
1. homozygous dominant
2. homozygous recessive
3. heterozygous
a. Aa
b. AA
c. aa
  • Common Assessment
Mutations Extra Credit due Thursday
Test Corrections

Monday,
March 20
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Finish 4L
  • Quiz tomorrow

Friday,
March 17
Objective: Use probability to predict traits of offspring
Catalyst: If A = blue hair, a = yellow hair, what color hair will each have? AA _ Aa _ aa ___
  • Finish pedigree analysis and 2L
  • Sickle Cell (transcribe and translate) - take 2 random slips of paper - intro chromosomes
  • Genetics Vocabulary (3R)
  • Human Characteristics #4-12
  • Mutations Extra Credit due Monday, 3/20
Minimum Day
Thursday,
March 16
Objective: Analyze a pedigree to determine how traits are inherited
Catalyst: What are some of your traits that are similar to your parents or other family members?
  • Human Characteristics #1-3 only
Parent Conference Night
Wednesday,
March 15
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of unit objectives by scoring 80% or higher on test.
Catalyst: How are we not changed or harmed when we eat other organism's DNA?
  • Unit Test
  • Reflection (15L)
  • Reflection (15L)
  • NB Check tomorrow

Tuesday,
March 14
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Which type of mutation can result in NO CHANGE in the protein?
  • Go over HW (post answers)
  • Finish Mutation Notes (14R)
  • Review - Vocabulary Inventory
  • Study Guide (15R)
  • Study for test!
  • NB Check on Thursday

Monday,
March 13
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • DICE Quiz
  • Go over Mutation Extra Credit
  • Mutation Notes (14R)
    • Videos, Mutation Intro, Notes
  • 14L
  • Test on Wednesday
  • NB Check on Thursday
Mutations Extra Credit due Monday, 3/20
Thursday,
March 9
Friday,
March 10
Objective: Identify different types of mutations, Describe how mutations may or may not affect the amino acid sequence of a protein
Catalyst: NONE
  • Mutations worksheet packet - due Monday
  • Mutations worksheet packet due on Monday
  • DICE on Monday
(Substitute)
Wednesday,
March 8
Objective: Same
Catalyst: List all the codons that code for the amino acid "proline."
  • Graph grades
  • mini Quiz
  • My Snork's DNA/My Snork's Phenotype (13R/L) - record phenotypes & draw
  • SNORK drawing due tomorrow (Mr. Corson will collect)
  • Mutations worksheet packet (work for Thursday and Friday) is due on Monday
  • DICE on Monday

Tuesday,
March 7
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Transcribe and translate the following DNA sequence: TAC GCA TAG
  • Codon Bingo
  • SNORK - transcribe and translate
  • Finish transcribing and translating SNORK
  • Quiz tomorrow

Monday,
March 6
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Central Dogma Practice

Friday,
March 3
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Based off what we learned yesterday, how would you describe RNA? (or its function/purpose)
NB Check - leave notebooks

Thursday,
March 2
Objective: Same, Describe the role of DNA and RNA in protein synthesis
Catalyst: Tell me what you know about genes.


Wednesday,
March 1
Objective: Determine how many dyes are in each solution and the relative molecular size of each dye.
Catalyst: NONE
  • Gel Electrophoresis Lab (9R)
  • Analysis Questions (9L)
  • NB check tomorrow

Tuesday,
February 28
Objective: Describe the process of DNA replication
Catalyst: What does "semi-" mean? What does "conserve" mean?
  • DNA Replication (8R) - add notes to reading and diagram
    • Importance - cell division
    • DNA polymerase
    • 5' and 3' end
    • Semiconservative
  • Prepare for lab
  • Study procedure on 9R

Monday, February 27
Objective:
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Plus Me Assembly
None

Friday,
February 24
Objective:
Catalyst:
  • Set up HW (8R/L)
  • Gel Loading Practice
  • DNA Replication read/annotate & questions (8R/L)

Thursday,
February 23
Objective: Same, Load practice gel using a micropipette with 100% accuracy.
Catalyst: What amount is the following?
P20 - 083, P200 - 129, P1000 - 037
  • Finish going over "How to Use a Micropipette" (7R)
    • Cautions
    • Steps
  • Micropipette Practice
None

Wednesday,
February 22
Objective: Dispense specific volumes of fluid using a micropipette
Catalyst: What does the prefix "micro-" mean?
  • Finish Murder Mystery
  • How to use a micropipette (7R)
  • Conclusion (5L)
  • 7L

Tuesday,
February 21
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Murder Mystery - Who murdered Beyonce? (5R) - Finish
  • Conclusion (5L)

Friday,
February 17
Objective: Same
Catalyst: See PowerPoint
NONE

Thursday,
February 16
Objective: Use DNA fingerprinting to solve murder mystery
Catalyst: How do you know which end is the 5' and which is the 3'?
  • DICE
  • Murder Mystery - Who murdered Beyonce? (5R)
  • CSI - due tomorrow

Wednesday,
February 15
Objective: Same
Catalyst: If a DNA molecule contains 30% adenine, what % of thymine would there be? BONUS STAMP - What % of guanine?
  • DNA Structure - finish notes (3R)
  • DNA Fingerprinting Notes (4R)
  • (Finish 4L)
  • DICE tomorrow
  • CSI - due Friday

Tuesday,
February 14
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Give the complementary strand: AGCCTG
  • CSI - graph data
  • Who Robbed the Bank?
  • Bring fruit for DNA extraction tomorrow

Monday,
February 13
Objective: Describe the structure of DNA
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Finish calculating weighted means, CSI means, set-up graph
  • Discovering the Structure of DNA (3R/L)
  • Finish 3R/L
  • CSI - calculate averages, due Thursday
Fruit DNA extraction Wednesday
Anatomy of Photo 51 - how to understand the picture
Friday,
February 10
Objective: Calculate weighted means with 100% accuracy
Catalyst: DNA is very, very small. How were we able to see it yesterday?
  • Go over HW - nucleotide, Rosalind Franklin (2R/L)
  • Go over science of DNA extraction (Level 3 Question)
  • CSI - calculating weighted means
  • Color nucleotide and cut out
  • 2R/2L (Rosalind Franklin)

Thursday,
February 9
Objective: Extract (take out) DNA from a fruit
Catalyst: Is DNA alive? Explain.
  • DNA Extraction
  • CSI - calculate averages

Wednesday,
February 8
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Write your HW CER as a complete sentence.
  • CSI - read and annotate

Tuesday,
February 7
Objective: Construct an explanation that includes a claim, evidence, and reasoning.
Catalyst: What does the word "claim" mean?
  • Go over Mummichog HW - Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Practice
  • CER
  • Leave NB

Monday,
February 6
Objective: Accurately observe trends in data in written form
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Weekly Reflection
  • Go over test/retake
  • Rule of 5/work on NB
  • Rule of 5
  • NB Check
  • *Optional Proposal EC*
Test corrections by Monday, February 13 - Grades are due Wednesday, February 8
Friday,
February 3
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of unit objectives by scoring 80% or higher on test.
Catalyst: How did you study for the test?
  • Review - Vocabulary Inventory (1L) - skipped
  • Unit Test
  • Work on proposal/reflection (12L)
  • Reflection (12L)
  • *Optional Proposal EC*

Thursday,
February 2
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me something about yourself that I don't know.
  • Ecological Solutions
  • (Review - Vocabulary Inventory)
  • Study Guide (12R)
  • STUDY!
  • Proposal (11L) due tomorrow
    • Optional final draft due Monday

Wednesday,
February 1
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Which human impact (HIPPCO) do you want to create a solution for and why?
  • Ecological Solutions
    • Explore
    • Brainstorm
    • Design
  • Unit test on Friday
  • Proposal due on Friday

Tuesday,
January 31
Objective: Design a solution to reduce the impact of human activities on the environment and biodiversity
Catalyst: What is one action that can be taken to stop climate change? (10L - #2)
  • Unit test on Thursday
  • Proposal due on Friday

Monday,
January 30
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend!
  • Finish 10L
  • Unit test on Thursday

Friday,
January 27
Objective: Describe the implications of 3 key numbers on climate change
Catalyst: How have you been doing with your ecological impact goals? (3L goals or footprint goal)
  • POGIL #12-17

Thursday,
January 26
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is one effect on the environment that you learned yesterday?
  • Graph grades
  • Finish 9R/9L
  • Mummichog revisions due tomorrow
  • POGIL #1-7

Wednesday,
January 25
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Why should we care that we are losing biodiversity?
  • Mummichog revisions due Friday

Tuesday,
January 24
Objective: Describe how an increase in world population size can impact Earth's biodiversity
Catalyst: How did dinosaurs go extinct?
  • Bring earbuds tomorrow
  • NB check tomorrow

Monday,
January 23
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Go over HW (6L)
  • Finish West Adams National Park (7R/L)
  • More Is Less (8R)
  • 7L
  • DICE Quiz tomorrow

Friday,
January 20
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What does the word density mean?
  • Collect HW (Mummichogs), catalysts
  • Go over 6R, limiting factor notes
  • West Adams National Park - graph data
  • 6L Questions

Thursday,
January 19
Objective: Describe population growth patterns and factors that can affect carrying capacity.
Catalyst: Do you think humans can continue to grow at our current rate? Why or why not?
  • Go over HW - set up graph for tomorrow
  • Go over graph
    • Will the human population be able to keep growing at our current rate? Why do you think scientists predict the graph will flatten out in the future?
  • Introduce carrying capacity and population growth patterns
  • Make Way for Mummichogs - graph data, answer questions

Wednesday,
January 18
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Why do you think biodiversity is important?
  • Make Way for Mummichogs - calculate averages and IV/DV
  • Finish graphing human population data

Tuesday,
January 17
Objective: Describe how humans impact biodiversity
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend

Friday,
January 13
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What ecological impact is there if you eat chicken nuggets? (besides killing the chicken)
  • Finish 4L questions

Thursday,
January 12
Objective: Determine your ecological footprint
Catalyst: Do you think you take care of the Earth? Why?
  • Ecological Impact Scavenger Hunt (3R)
  • Ecological Impact Goals (3L)
  • My Ecological Footprint (4R) + thought bubbles
    • The Human Footprint - 1st flip (intro/diapers and milk)
  • 3L

Wednesday,
January 11
Objective: Set up notebooks, (same)
Catalyst: What is the difference between immigration and emigration?
  • Set up NB/take out handouts from old NB
  • Set up Unit
  • Vocabulary Inventory (1L)
  • Unit Objectives (1R)
  • Decorate/personalize notebooks

Tuesday,
January 10
Objective: Describe factors that affect a population.
Catalyst: NONE (sub)
  • Textbook Worksheet (Power Notes Chapter 14.4) - stamped tomorrow
  • NB by Wednesday
  • Worksheet stamped tomorrow

Monday,
January 9
Objective: Set goals for 2017
Catalyst: Tell me the 3 best things that happened over winter break.
  • I Earn the Grade I Get
  • 2017 New Year's Resolutions
  • Community Circle
  • NB by Wednesday

WINTER BREAK
Friday,
December 16
Objective:
Catalyst:
  • Review
  • Final Exam


Tuesday,
December 13
Objective:
Catalyst:
  • Review Game - white boards


Monday,
December 12
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Stamp/collect HW
    • Post answers to study guide
  • Carbon Cycle Passport Diagram - directions and rubric
  • Review - Vocabulary Inventory (post-unit)
  • Study Guide - page 4
  • Diagrams due on Wednesday

Friday,
December 9
Objective: Same
Catalyst: According to 8R, what is one way carbon can enter the atmosphere?
  • 8L
  • Study Guide - page 3
  • Part 4 - due Monday

Thursday,
December 8
Objective: Describe how carbon cycles through an ecosystem.
Catalyst: My group's thinking - best choice _, worst choice _
  • Go over HW (6L)
  • Share out Life or Death Food Chain (7R)
    • My group's thinking
    • Hints
    • Final thought
  • Carbon Cycle Notes (8R)
  • Study Guide - page 2
  • Part 4 - due Monday

Wednesday,
December 7
Objective: Same
Catalyst: If you eat an apple, what % of the original energy gets transferred to you? What happens to the rest of the energy?
  • Go over Part 3
  • Finish pyramid foldable (6R) and questions (6L)
  • Life or Death Food Chain (7R)
  • Life or Death Food Chain (7R)
  • Study Guide - page 1
  • Part 4 - due Monday

Tuesday,
December 6
Objective: Describe how energy is transferred between trophic levels in an ecosystem.
Catalyst: Which trophic level in an ecosystem has the most available energy?
  • Go over Part 3
  • Energy Pyramid Notes - fill in the blank (6R), foldable
  • Energy Pyramid Worksheet (6L) - #1 & #2
Test corrections by Tuesday, 12/13
Monday, December 5
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What animals did your own eat and how many of each?
  • Common Assessment
  • Drought Effects Part 3

Friday, December 2
Objective: Same
Catalyst: NONE
  • Energy Pyramid Reading and Questions (5R/L)
  • Drought Effects Part 2 - calculate the rate of change --> correct rates due by Monday
  • Common Assessment (Test) on Monday
  • 4L, 5R, 5L - due Monday

Thursday, December 1
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What would happen if there were no decomposers?
  • Owl Pellet Lab
    • Take out bones
    • Glue (if time)
    • Collect class data
  • Russell Food Web
  • Go over HW (worksheets)
  • Drought Effects Part 2 - calculate the rate of change --> correct rates due by Monday
  • Common Assessment (Test) on Monday
  • 4L, 5R, 5L - due Monday

Wednesday, November 30
Objective: Determine the trophic level owls belong to and whether there is a correlation between the mass of an owl pellet and the number of skulls it contains.
Catalyst: What are 3 things you know about owls?
  • Owl Pellet Lab
    • Introduction
    • Question
    • Hypothesis
    • Qualitative and Quantitative Observations
  • Drought Effects Part 2 - calculate the rate of change --> correct rates due by Monday
  • Food Chains and Webs Worksheet

Tuesday,
November 29
Objective: Same
Catalyst: grass --> ladybug --> spider
Identify the trophic level of each organism.
  • Drought Effects Part 3 - Analysis
  • Food Web Questions (2L)
Finish 2L

Monday,
November 28
Objective: Identify the trophic level of organisms in a food web
Catalyst: Tell me about your break!
  • Stamp HW (Part 1 - graphs), Unit Standards (1R)
  • Vocabulary Inventory (1L)
  • Trophic Level Notes (2R)
Drought Effects Part 2 - calculate rate of change
Food Web Questions (2L)
Finish food web on bottom of 2R

Friday,
November 18
Objective: Set up Unit 3
Catalyst: What are you thankful for and why?
  • Set-up Unit 3
  • Explain Thanksgiving break assignment
  • The Martian/work on notebook
Drought Effects Part 1 - graph population size data for each species (due Monday, 11/28), Part 2 - calculate rate of change (by Tuesday, 11/29)

Thursday,
November 17
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of unit objectives by scoring 80% of higher on test.
Catalyst: What is the ultimate goal of photosynthesis? Cell respiration?
  • Go over the ultimate goal/purpose of photosynthesis and cell respiration
  • Unit Test
    • Set up table of contents
    • Reflection (12L)
    • Work on lab (11L)
    • Set-up Unit 3
Reflection (12L)
Virtual Lab due tomorrow (11L)

Wednesday,
November 16
Objective: Same
Catalyst: In the virtual lab, how will you be able to measure the amount of CO2?
Study Guide (12R)
Unit 2 Test tomorrow
Virtual Lab due on Friday

Tuesday, November 15
Objective: Describe the relationship between photosynthesis and cell respiration.
Catalyst: What was the best part about your weekend.
11R - Energy Flow in Living Things

Monday, November 14



Thursday,
November 10
Objective: Describe how cells transform energy and matter though cell respiration, Compare and contrast cell respiration and combustion.
Catalyst:
Read "Burned from Within" and answer questions (10L)

Wednesday,
November 9
Objective: Describe the inputs and outputs of cellular respiration.
Catalyst: Now that the plant has made glucose...what does the plant do with it? What do you think?
  • Pass back quizzes/Self-Evaluation
  • Cell Respiration Introduction/Photosynthesis Review - Cathy's Weird Discovery
  • Cell Respiration Notes (9R)
9L - questions and summary
DICE Quiz

Tuesday,
November 8
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Where does the carbon in glucose come from?
  • Quiz
  • Final Models - work on models and give final peer feedback before finishing at home
Final Model due on Wednesday

Fact-Checking “The Martian”: Can You Really Grow Plants on Mars?

Monday, November 7
Objective: Create a model (diagram) to describe where the energy in a potato comes from.
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Update Mission Log for Friday
  • Photosynthesis Review
  • Revisions - revise feedback, rubric for final draft
Final Model due on Wednesday
Quiz tomorrow

Friday,
November 4
Objective: Use a microscope to view stomata from various plants.
Catalyst: What are the output molecules of photosynthesis? (don't look at notes!)
  • Microscope Lab (8R)
  • How to use a microscope
  • Stomata peels
NONE - leave NB

Thursday,
November 3
Objective: Same
Catalyst: How is energy transformed through the process of photosynthesis?
  • Share questions and summary
  • Photosynthesis Notes (7R)
  • Mission Log (4R) - add in information about leaf structure
  • Revise models (4L) - include energy, matter, photosynthesis notes
  • Peer feedback on models
Bring leaves

Wednesday,
November 2
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Give 1 specific example each of energy and matter in the classroom.
  • Share questions and summary
  • DICE Quiz
  • Photosynthesis Notes (7R)
    • Input/output practice
    • Video summary
  • Revise models (4L) - include energy, matter, photosynthesis notes
  • Mission Log (4R)
7L - questions and summary

Tuesday,
November 1
Objective: Same
Catalyst: How would you describe energy?
  • Go over HW (difference between energy and matter)
  • Energy and Matter Notes (6R)
    • Video - What is energy?
    • Revise models to include energy and matter (4L) - did not get to
  • Mission Log (4R)
6L - questions and summary
DICE Quiz

Monday,
October 31
Objective: Create a model (diagram) to describe where the energy in a potato comes from.
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • The Martian (5 min)
  • Mission Introduction
  • Diagrams (add to 4R)
  • Initial Model (4L)
5R/5L

Friday,
October 28
Objective: Describe how organelles work together to perform essential functions. (utilizing energy)
Catalyst: What 2 organelles are involved with energy utilization?
  • DICE Quiz - Organelles
  • Organelles (3R) - did not get to
  • The Martian
  • Mission Log (4R)
NONE - leave NB if you need work checked

Thursday,
October 27
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What 2 macromolecules make up the structure of a virus?
  • DICE Quiz - Cell Types
  • Organelles (3R)
    • Essential functions of life/cells
    • Add details, highlight
    Set up Mission Log (4R)
- DICE Quiz - Organelles
- Test corrections by Friday, 10/28

Wednesday,
October 26
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Are the following made of cells? sugar (glucose), worm, water, muscle
  • What's the difference? (3L)
  • Organelles (3R)
- DICE Quiz - Cell Types
- Test corrections by Friday, 10/28

Tuesday,
October 25
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Are the following made of cells? DNA, atom, apple, lungs
  • What's the difference? (3L)
Test corrections by Friday, 10/28

Monday,
October 24
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • NB Set-up/Announcements
    • Stamp 2R/2L, collect reading
    • Set-up 1R/1L
    • Pass back Unit 1B test & explain test corrections
    • Go over 2L - forgot to do this
    • Tutoring today!
  • DICE Quiz - Photosynthesis
  • Vocabulary Inventory (1L)
  • Compare and contrast drawings - did not get to
NONE - leave NB

Friday,
October 21
(Substitute)
Objective: Same
Catalyst: NONE
  • Photosynthesis reading and worksheet - quiz Monday

Minimum Day - 36 minute periods
Thursday,
October 20
Objective:
Catalyst: What are characteristics of good quality notes?
  • Stamp 8L, go over test/test corrections, score notebooks, review 1R
  • Set up Unit 2, 2R/2L
  • Prokaryotic/Eukaryotic/Virus drawings
NONE - leave NB
Parent Conference Night
Wednesday,
October 19
Objective: Set up Unit 2
Catalyst: Fill in table of contents
  • Score notebooks
  • Reflection (8L)
Reflection (8L)
PSAT - 25 minute periods
Tuesday,
October 18
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of Unit 1B objectives by scoring 80% or higher on test.
Catalyst: 5 minutes to review/study - look at Vocabulary Inventory!
  • Unit 1B Test
  • Rule of 5
Rule of 5
Lab due tomorrow

Monday,
October 17
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Finish Toothpickase Lab (redo Part III) - collect class data
  • Enzyme practice questions
  • (Review - shuffle cards, vocabulary inventory) - did not get to
Study guide (8R)
Test tomorrow
Lab due on Wednesday

Friday,
October 13
(Substitute)
Objective: Same
Catalyst: NONE
  • Enzyme worksheet
Test Tuesday

Thursday,
October 12
Objective: Describe the structure and function of enzymes.
Catalyst: Write 4 words that describe enzymes.
  • Toothpickase Lab (7L)
Test Tuesday

Tuesday,
October 11
Objective: Same
Catalyst: How do enzymes help speed up chemical reactions?
6L - questions and summary
7R - read and annotate article

Monday,
October 10
Objective: Describe the structure and function of enzymes.
Catalyst: What did you do over the weekend?
  • Go over NB Check (Standard 1 Check), Pillbug Lab
  • Go over Food Test Lab (5R/5L)
  • Enzyme Notes (6R)
5L - conclusion

Friday,
October 7
Objective: Use the scientific method to determine whether a given food contains simple and complex carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids.
Catalyst: NONE
  • Food Test Lab (5R)
None - Leave NB

Thursday,
October 6
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Write a definition: isomer. (Hint: 3L #8)
  • Macromolecule Notes (4R)
  • Draw examples (glyphs)
4L (bottom half)

Wednesday,
October 5
Objective: Describe the structure and function of the 4 major macromolecules: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids.
Catalyst: What similarities are in all 4 molecules from yesterday's homework?
  • Go over hw
  • Macromolecule Notes (Foldable)
  • Examples
4L (top half)

Tuesday,
October 4
Objective: Describe how macromolecules are formed from carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and other elements.
Catalyst: What did you do over the 3 day weekend?
  • Go over video worksheet
  • Biological Molecules (3L)
Finish 3L

Friday,
September 30
Objective: Describe how macromolecules are formed from carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and other elements.
Catalyst: Of the 4 molecules you made yesterday (2L), which ones are compounds and why?
  • Building Blocks of Life Models (2L)
    • Draw glucose based on linear structure on screen
  • Team Competition
  • Biomolecules Video (3R)
Finish Video Worksheet

Thursday,
September 29
Objective: Same as yesterday.
Catalyst: List as many elements as you can.
  • Finish Notes (picture and examples) (2R)
  • Biology Road Map
  • Building Blocks of Life Models (2L) - finish by end of period!
- Standard 1 Check - Explanation (2L)

Wednesday,
September 28
Objective: Differentiate between atoms, molecules, compounds, and macromolecules.
Catalyst: Draw a water molecule.
None - leave notebooks

Tuesday,
September 27
Objective: Reflect on Unit 1A objectives.
Catalyst: What did you think about yesterday's test?
  • Stamp reflection (17L)
  • Set-up Unit 1B
  • Vocabulary Inventory (1L)
None - leave notebooks

Monday,
September 26
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of Unit 1A objectives by scoring 80% or higher on test.
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend
  • Stamp HW (Lab and study guide)
  • Go over study guide
  • Test
  • Rule of 5/Reflection
- Finish reflection (17L)
- Rule of 5

Friday,
September 23
Objective: Same
Catalyst: During the pillbug lab, did you collect qualitative or quantitative data?
  • Pillbug Lab (16R/L)
    • Check averages with group
    • Graph data - review components of a good graph
    • Conclusion and post-lab questions
- Study Guide (17R)
- Test on Monday

Thursday,
September 22
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Calculate the average of the following numbers: 2, 5, 5, 6, 7
  • Pillbug Lab (16R)
    • Make sure first 3 rows are filled in, go over IV, DV, & controlled variables, lab procedure and clean up
    • Run experiment
    • Calculate averages
- Calculate averages

Wednesday,
September 21
Objective: Design an experiment using the scientific method to determine what type of environment pillbugs prefer.
Catalyst: What do you know about pillbugs (rolly pollies)?
    • Share experimental designs with group (similar questions group up) (15L) - skipped
  • Pillbug Lab (16R)
    • Lab Group Roles and Responsibilities
    • Intro - What do you know about pillbugs, experimental design
    • Pre-Lab Questions (Honors version)
- Finish Pre-Lab Questionos (16R)
- Bring materials for lab

Tuesday,
September 20
Objective: Same as yesterday.
Catalyst: Write a hypothesis for this question: Will vitamins...
  • Check answers to HW (14L), graph grades
  • Finish The Great Fakesperiment Stations (15R)
  • Design an Experiment (15L)
- Finish 15L

Monday,
September 19
Objective: Design an experiment that includes all parts of the scientific method.
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Stamp HW (worksheet), go over, graph grades
  • Variables and Controls Practice - notes on 14R, questions if needed
  • The Great Fakesperiment Stations (15R)
  • Scientific Method - Design an experiment (15L)
- None (didn't get to finish stations)

Friday,
September 16
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: How do you feel about making mistakes?
  • Finish Scientific Method Notes (14R)
    • Variables and controls
  • Variables and Controls practice - start HW
  • Look for pillbugs
  • Finish worksheet
Minimum Day
Thursday,
September 15
Objective: Describe the steps of the scientific method.
Catalyst: Give two observations and one inference about this picture.
  • Scientific Method Introduction - Murder Mystery
  • Scientific Method Shuffle Cards - cut up and put in order
  • Scientific Method Notes (14R)
  • Finish typing up Final Conclusion and share
  • Look for pillbugs
  • Share Final Conclusion with Ms. Lin by 4:00 PM
Back To School Night
Wednesday, September 14
Objective: Create and share documents using Google Drive.
Catalyst: How familiar are you with using Google Drive?
  • Stamp HW (13L)
  • Type Salem's Secrets Final Conclusion
  • Look for pillbugs
  • Share Final Conclusion with Ms. Lin by Thursday 3:45 PM

Tuesday,
September 13
Objective: Distinguish between observations and inferences with 100% accuracy.
Catalyst: What does it mean to observe something?
  • Go over HW
  • Observations vs. Inferences (13R)
  • Observation/Inference Practice (13L)
  • Look for pillbugs
  • Finish 13L

Monday,
September 12
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of characteristics all living organisms share by scoring 80% or higher on common assessment.
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Stamp HW, go over questions
  • Common Assessment
  • Observation vs. Inference?
  • OIP Worksheet
Leave Notebooks

Friday,
September 9
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: Do you believe life exists outside of Earth? Explain. (extra-terrestrials)
  • Characteristics of Life (10R) - Notes
  • Video Practice

Thursday,
September 8
Objective: Describe characteristics that all living things share by brainstorming and participating in a class discussion.
Catalyst: If you were stuck on an isolated island, list what you would need for long-term survival.
  • Salem's Secrets - Reflection & Lesson Eval/Student Feedback
    • Reflection: What did you learn about scientific thinking and the scientific process through the last two activities (cubes and Salem witch trials)?
  • What is living? (10L)
  • Characteristics of Life (10R)
  • AP Biology "Being Alive" Coloring & Worksheet (11R/L)

Wednesday,
September 7
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: Which hypothesis do you most support and why?
  • Finish Final Conclusion (9R)

Tuesday,
September 6
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Salem's Secrets - Data Mangement Sheet (9R)
    • Parts III and IV
  • Graph data on Part IV
  • (Leave NB)

Thursday,
September 1
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: If you saw someone acting the way the girls were, what would you think?
  • Count up stamps & turn in Catalysts
  • Salem's Secrets - Data Management Sheet (9R)
    • Part II
  • Read Part III and define any words you don't know

Wednesday, August 31
Objective: Write an argument using a minimum of 3 pieces of evidence to support a hypothesis that explains the events in Salem.
Catalyst: What name do you think is on the bottom of the cube?
NONE - Leave notebooks

Tuesday,
August 30
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: What is your best piece of evidence that supports "2" being on the bottom of the cube?
  • Stamp HW (8L)
  • The Nature of Science - Cube Inquiry (Cube B)
- 8L - Cube B Explanation

Monday,
August 29
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Stamp HW (7L)
  • The Nature of Science - Cube Inquiry (Cube A)
- 8L - Cube A Explanation

Friday,
August 26
Objective: Identify questions that can be answered scientifically, Propose explanations based on evidence
Catalyst: What station did you enjoy the most so far and why?
  • Turn in scientist HW
  • Finish 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?
  • The Nature of Science - Cube Inquiry
- Science Skills Stations Reflection (7L)

Thursday,
August 25
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: What kind of job/career do you want in the future?
  • Finish Science Skills Stations (7R)
- Scientist research - due tomorrow

Wednesday,
August 24
Objective: Make detailed observations, evidence-based inferences, and predictions; measure accurately, record data, interpret graphs, and make conclusions.
Catalyst: Name 3 tools a scientist might use.
  • Stamp HW (Draw a Scientist - 6R)
  • Draw a Scientist Gallery Walk (6L)
  • Start Science Skills Stations (7R) - rules and 1-2 stations
- Scientist research - due Friday

Tuesday,
August 23
Objective: Identify 3 tools a scientist might use and 2 things that a scientist might be doing or thinking.
Catalyst: List as many scientists as you can!
  • Draw a symbol that represents your personality style (5R) - did not do
  • Scientists around the World - Scientist research assignment
  • Draw a Scientist (6R)
- Finish 6R
- Scientist research - due Friday
(Leave NB)

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 - 3L)
  • Marshmallow Challenge
  • Personality Compass (5R)
- Personality Compass Reflection (5L)

Friday,
August 19
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: None
  • Finish setting up notebooks - bathroom passes
  • Go over Class Expectations (3R/L)
  • Go over Notebook Guidelines (4R/L)
  • Finish Human Scavenger Hunt, share out
  • Decorate notebooks
  • String challenge
- Class Expectations Drawings - 3 examples of positive behavior, 3 examples of negative behavior
- Decorate notebook covers
- String challenge
Look for pillbugs!!!!
Thursday,
August 18
Objective: Same as yesterday, set up notebooks
Catalyst: None
  • Stamp HW (Syllabus Scavenger Hunt)
  • Animal Quiz
  • Set-up notebooks
- Decorate notebook covers

Wednesday,
August 17
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: None
  • Stamp Syllabus, collect Student Survey
  • Science Animal Quiz
  • Finish going over syllabus + housekeeping notes
  • Name Tag Glyphs - STEPS 3-5
    • 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 5 Count/10 Count)
- Syllabus signed by parent/guardian - due tomorrow
- Student Survey - due tomorrow
- Composition Notebook - 100 pages, college ruled - due Thursday
51 minute periods