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



Date

Agenda

Homework

Announcements

Friday,
March 24
Objective:
Catalyst:
  • Go over HW
  • Meiosis
  • Finish station - up to BLUE

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