Welcome to Honors Biology 2017-2018! (Period 5)


Date

Agenda

Homework

Announcements

Friday,
May 18
Objective: Same
Catalyst:
  • Gear Up Presentations
Have a good weekend

Thursday,
May 17
Objective: Same
Catalyst: If you could, how would you improve your project?
  • PBL Presentations
  • Portfolio + Reflection
NB Check tomorrow

Wednesday,
May 16
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What class(es) are you presenting for at STEM Night?
  • PBL

STEM Night - 5-7PM
Tuesday,
May 15
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Review: What is biomimicry?
  • PBL


Monday,
May 14
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • PBL


Friday,
May 11
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What's the best thing that's happened so far this school year?
  • Go over written description prompt
  • PBL


Thursday,
May 10
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What does "survival of the fittest" mean?
  • PBL


Wednesday,
May 9
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is an adaptation? (in your own words)
  • PBL
  • Exit Ticket


Tuesday,
May 8
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is an adaptation camels have?
  • PBL


Monday,
May 7
Objective: Design a product for humans that is inspired by nature
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Go over 5L
  • PBL - Step 3
Bird Beak Lab due tomorrow

Friday,
May 4
Objective:
Catalyst: NONE
  • Field Trip
Reminders: Lab due Tuesday, 5L due Monday

Thursday,
May 3
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is your updated graph title?
  • Darwin's 5 Points
  • PBL worktime
Lab due Monday
Field trip tomorrow - meet in cafeteria at 8:30AM

Wednesday,
May 2
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is your graph title for Environment A?
  • Bird Beak Lab - Discussion & CER
  • Exit ticket - How does the Bird Beak Lab relate to Biomimicry?
Lab due Monday

Tuesday,
May 1
Objective: Explain how environmental changes can affect traits in a population by interpreting data from the Bird Beak Lab
Catalyst: According to our class data, which beak type was most adapted to Environment A?
  • Bird Beak Lab (Environment B)
  • Graph data
Graph data
3:20 Dismissal
Monday,
April 30
Objective: Same
Catalyst: 1. Tell me about your weekend. 2. Pre-Lab Questions #1-3
  • Bird Beak Lab (Environment A)
Field trip slips

Friday,
April 27
Objective: Collect data to explain how and why traits in a population can change depending on the environment
Catalyst: Which type of warble had an adaptation to the environment?
Field trip slips

Thursday,
April 26
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Read the handout. Write 1 question you have about the project
  • Natural Selection Notes (6R)
  • Natural Selection Scenario (6L)
Field trip slips

Wednesday,
April 25
Objective: Same
Catalyst:
  • Group contact information & contract
  • Finalize problem and functional category(s)
Field trip sips

Tuesday,
April 24
Objective:
Catalyst:
  • Project Overview
  • Form groups and identify 2 problems
*retake genetics test by Thursday

Monday,
April 23
Objective: Define and give examples of biomimicry
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
*retake genetics test by Thursday

Friday,
April 20
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is biomimicry?
*retake genetics test by Thursday

Thursday,
April 19
Objective: Define biomimicry in your own words
Catalyst: Structure/function of blue-footed booby.
  • DICE Quiz
  • Finish Jar Observations (3L)
  • Introduce Driving Question (3R)
  • Biomimicry (4R) - read and annotate
- 1R - Friday
*retake genetics test before grades are due

Wednesday,
April 18
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What are you doing in your engineering class?
  • Finish Notes: Introduction to Evolution (2R)
  • Entry Event
    • Star-nosed mole
    • Octopus
    • Jar Observations
- DICE Quiz tomorrow
- 1R - Friday
- 2L - Thursday

Tuesday,
April 17
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is a theory?
- 1R - Friday
- 2L - Thursday

Monday,
April 16
Objective: Address prior knowledge/misconceptions of evolution
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Pass back papers/announcements
  • Vocabulary Inventory (1L)
  • Evolution - Initial Thoughts (1R)
    • Write Around
- NB Check - leave NB

Friday,
April 13
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is evolution?
  • Video - Life or Cosmos
- NB Check Monday

Thursday,
April 12
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 (7R)
  • Unit test
  • Work on notebooks
- NB Check Monday

Wednesday,
April 11
Objective: Same
Catalyst: See PowerPoint
  • White board review
  • Study Guide/finish Punnett Square stations
- Study Guide (7R)
- Quiz tomorrow

Tuesday,
April 10
Objective: Same
Catalyst: See PowerPoint
- Project due Wednesday
- Quiz Thursday

Monday,
April 9
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
- Project due tomorrow Wednesday
- Quiz Thursday

Friday,
April 6
Objective: Same
Catalyst: NONE
- Project due Tuesday
(Mr. Stricke substituting)
Wednesday,
April 4
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Would you want to know if you had a genetic condition?
- 6L due Friday
- Project due Monday

Tuesday,
April 3
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your spring break!
None - leave notebooks

Friday,
March 23
Objective: Same
Catalyst: See screen
  • Check-out magazines
  • Video
Science News Magazine - pick 1 feature article and complete form

Thursday,
March 22
Objective: Same
Catalyst: See screen/post answers to intermediate station
None - leave notebooks
Parent Conferences tonight
Wednesday,
March 21
Objective: Same
Catalyst: See screen
  • Punnett Square Stations (5R/L)
  • Quiz
- Quiz tomorrow

Tuesday,
March 20
Objective: Same
Catalyst: A red flower is crossed with a yellow flower. All the offspring are red. Which color is dominant?
- Finish 4L
- Quiz Thursday

Monday,
March 19
Objective: Use probability to predict traits of offspring
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
- 4L #1-4

Friday,
March 16
Objective: Same
Catalyst: B = brown hair, b = blonde hair. What are the phenotypes for: BB_, Bb_, bb___
  • Chromosomes
  • Genetics Vocabulary (3R)
  • Case of the Crooked Cell (2L) - answer #1-3
- 2L #1-3

Thursday,
March 15
Objective: Analyze a pedigree to determine how traits are inherited
Catalyst: Thinking about the 10,000 hour rule, what is something you want to get better at?
  • What are traits? - Think Pair Share
  • Scenario review and questions
  • Review of symptoms: Video
  • Pedigree analysis (2R/L)
  • Chromosomes
None

Wednesday,
March 14
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Are athletes born or made?
Leave NB
Things you may not know about DNA
Tuesday,
March 13
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What are some traits you have that are similar to your parents or siblings?
None, leave NB
Exam corrections by Monday, 3/19

Monday,
March 12
Objective: Make observations about your own phenotypes
Catalyst: 1. Tell me about your weekend. 2. What did you think about the exam?
  • Conclude Unit 3
    • Mutations Exit Ticket - what do you notice about silent mutations?, glue in papers
    • Complete Survey
  • Intro Unit 4
The Perfect Baby
Notebook check tomorrow

Friday,
March 9
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Should parents be able to choose the traits of their babies? Why or why not?
  • Reflection (19L)
  • Conclude Unit 3
    • Mutations Exit Ticket - what do you notice about silent mutations?
    • Driving Question: What makes you who you are?
  • Intro Unit 4
  • Reflection (19L)
  • Mutations Extra Credit - due Monday, 3/12

Thursday,
March 8
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of unit objectives by scoring 80% or higher on exam
Catalyst: NONE
  • Post study guide answers
  • Unit 3 Exam
  • Reflection (19L) - did not get to
  • Reflection (19L)
  • Mutations Extra Credit - due Monday, 3/12
Opportunities to finish your exam:
Today, 3:20-3:45PM
Friday, Lunch
Friday, 3:20-3:45PM
Wednesday,
March 7
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Fill in central dogma diagram.
  • Sickle Cell Anemia article - read, annotate, create flow chart
  • Review - work on study guide
  • Exit Ticket
  • Study guide (19R) due tomorrow
  • Study!
  • Mutations Extra Credit - due Monday, 3/12

Tuesday,
March 6
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Do silent mutations change the protein? Explain.
  • Go over Snork Reflection (17L)
  • Mutation Notes (18R)
    • Myostatin flow chart
    • Exit Ticket - mutations may or may not cause a change in amino acid sequence
  • Mutant Comic
  • Mutant Comic due Wednesday, 3/7
  • Study guide (19R) due Thursday, 3/8
  • Unit Exam on Thursday, 3/8
  • Mutations Extra Credit - due Monday, 3/12

Monday,
March 5
Objective: Identify different types of mutations, Describe how mutations may or may not affect the amino acid sequence of a protein
Catalyst: If a protein is ___ amino acids long, how many bases were in the RNA? (Red 8, Yellow 3, Green 5, Blue 11)
  • Mutation intro - Exit Ticket
  • Mutation Notes (18R)
  • Mutant Comic
  • Mutations Extra Credit - due Monday, 3/12
  • Mutant Comic due Wednesday, 3/7

Friday,
March 2
Objective: Same
Catalyst: If a RNA sequence has ___ bases, how many amino acids will it code for? (Red 12, Yellow 39, Green 24, Blue 30)
  • Define genome and phenotype
  • Compare Snorks
  • Reflection (17L)
  • Bill Nye - Genes
Have a good weekend!
Field Trip
Thursday,
March 1
Objective: Same
Catalyst: List all the codons that code for the amino acid "proline."
  • My Snork's DNA/My Snork's Phenotype (13R) - record phenotypes & draw
- Snork drawing
- Quiz retakes by tomorrow

Wednesday,
February 28
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Transcribe and translate this DNA: CCGATTACA
- Transcribe and translate Snork DNA

Tuesday,
February 27
Objective: Same
Catalyst: From memory: What bases are in DNA? What bases are in RNA?
  • Go over analogies, quiz, nb check
  • Central Dogma (14R) - in detail
  • The Genetic Code (16R)
  • Exit Ticket
- Depends...
Quiz retakes by Friday
Monday,
February 26
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • DNA and RNA Quiz
  • Go over double bubble and worksheet
  • Go over analogy and 14L
Leave notebooks

Friday,
February 23
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Based off what we learned yesterday, how would you describe RNA? (or its function/purpose)
- 15L
Substitute - Mr. Learn
Thursday,
February 22
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is a gene?
- NB Check tomorrow
- Bring earbuds

Wednesday,
February 21
Objective: Describe the role of DNA and RNA in protein synthesis
Catalyst: Tell me what you know about genes.
- NB Check tomorrow
- Bring earbuds

Tuesday,
February 20
Objective: Determine the relative molecular weights of dye
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
- 12L, answer questions again using sample data

Friday,
February 16
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of unit objectives by scoring 80% or higher on quiz
Catalyst: NONE (count up stamps and circle under Week 5)
  • Quiz
  • Lab Analysis (12L)
- 12L, make sure you explain your answers
Gel Pictures:
Gel A and Gel B
Gel C and Gel D
Gel E
Minimum Day
Thursday,
February 15
Objective: Determine how many dyes are in each solution and the relative molecular size of each dye
Catalyst: NONE
  • Gel Electrophoresis Lab (12R)
  • DNA Replication worksheet
- Quiz tomorrow
- DNA Replication worksheet
Open House
Wednesday,
February 14
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What does "semi-" mean? What does "conserve" mean?
- Read procedure on 12R

Tuesday,
February 13
Objective: Describe the process of DNA replication
Catalyst: How many ul are the following? 083
  • DNA Replication (11R) - read and annotate
  • DNA Replication (11L) - answer questions
- 11R and 11L due tomorrow
Substitute
Monday,
February 12
Objective: Same, Load practice gel using a micropipette with 100% accuracy.
Catalyst: 1. Tell me about your weekend. 2. 10L #1
None

Friday,
February 9
Objective: Same
Catalyst: 1000ul = 1ml, 500ul = _ml, 100ul = _ml, 10ul = ___ml
- Final Conclusion - Monday

Thursday,
February 8
Objective: Dispense specific volumes of fluid using a micropipette
Catalyst: What does the prefix "micro-" mean?
  • How to use a micropipette (7R)
    • Cautions
    • Steps
  • Micropipette Practice
- Final Conclusion - Monday
- Quiz tomorrow

Wednesday,
February 7
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Worksheet - 10 minutes
  • Gel Electrophoresis Practice Sample Problem
  • Who stole Bruno Mars' Grammy Award? (9R) - Steps 5-7
  • Conclusion - first draft (9L)
- Conclusion first draft (9L)
- Conclusion (final) due Monday

Tuesday,
February 6
Objective: Same
Catalyst: You have DNA fragments that are 12 bp, 35 bp, and 26 bp long. bp= base pairs. Which fragment will move the fastest if you were to perform a gel electrophoresis and why?
  • Who stole Bruno Mars' Grammy Award? (9R) - Steps 5-7
  • Conclusion (9L)
- Conclusion first draft (9L) - did not get to

Monday,
February 5
Objective: Model how DNA fingerprinting can be used to solve a crime
Catalyst: 1. Tell me about your weekend 2. What does "VNTR" stand for?
  • Who stole Bruno Mars' Grammy Award? (9R) - Steps 1-5
- Read and annotate article

Friday,
February 2
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Describe the difference between a "blunt end" and a "sticky end."
- Read and annotate article

Thursday,
February 1
Objective: Same
Catalyst: See PowerPoint
- Quiz corrections due tomorrow
- DNA Structure Extra Credit due tomorrow
Grades are due next Thursday!
Wednesday,
January 31
Objective: Describe the process of how to create and analyze a DNA fingerprint
Catalyst: Tomatoes have DNA. We have DNA. What do you think is the difference between theirs and ours? (HW #6)
- Finish 7L

Tuesday,
January 30
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Why is it important to follow directions during a lab?
  • Go over DNA Structure Extra Credit - number the paragraphs of Nature article
  • DNA Extraction - What did we do? (6R/L)
- 6L - Analysis Questions
- Quiz corrections by Friday (lunch)
- DNA Structure Extra Credit due Friday

Monday,
January 29
Objective: Same
Catalyst: 1. Tell me about your weekend 2. Is DNA alive?
  • Go over NB check
  • DNA Extraction
- Quiz corrections by Friday (lunch)
- DNA Structure Extra Credit due Friday

Friday,
January 26
Objective: Same
Catalyst: How can you tell which is the 5' end and the 3' end?
  • Finish 5R/5L
  • Review
  • Quiz
- Leave notebooks

Thursday,
January 25
Objective: Same
Catalyst: If a DNA molecule contains 30% adenine, what % of thymine would there be? BONUS STAMP - What % of guanine?
  • DNA Structure & Function In Detail (5R)
  • How is the structure of DNA related to its function? (5L)
  • Watson & Crick - Read and annotate
- Finish 5L
- Quiz tomorrow

Wednesday,
January 24
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Does Rosalind Franklin deserve credit for figuring out the structure of DNA?
  • Stamp HW (4R/L)
  • Who Robbed the Bank?
  • Gear-Up Financial Aid
- Who Robbed the Bank?
- Quiz Friday

Tuesday,
January 23
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Adenine pairs with , Cytosine pairs with _
  • Stamp HW (3L)
  • Put together DNA molecule
  • DNA Structure & Function Notes (3R)
  • In Detail (5R)
- 4R/4L (Rosalind Franklin) - due Wed
- Quiz Friday

Monday,
January 22
Objective: Describe the structure and function of DNA
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
- 4R/4L (Rosalind Franklin) - due Wed
- 3L due tomorrow

Friday,
January 19
Objective: Write directions for how to use a microscope to get a clear image of a slide under 400X total magnification
Catalyst: Where is DNA found in your cheek cells?
  • Finish "How to use a microscope"
  • What makes you who you are?
- Women in Science assignment - due Monday
- Cut out and color nucleotide

Thursday,
January 18
Objective: Same
Catalyst: NONE
  • Finish Lab Practical
  • Technical Writing - How to use a microscope
- Women in Science assignment - due Monday

Wednesday,
January 17
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Give 1 reason why the slide has to be centered and focused on medium power before going to high power.
  • Lab Practical
  • Cheek Cell - draw on 2L
  • Group procedure (didn't get to)
- Women in Science assignment - due Monday

Tuesday,
January 16
Objective: Demonstrate proper use of a microscope by obtaining a clear image of a slide under 400X total magnification
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend AND how do you calculate total magnification?
  • Microscope Lab (2R/L)
- Microscope Practical tomorrow
Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science
Pick one video to watch and write a reflection (about half a page, 5-6 sentences) about the scientist's story.
Friday,
January 12
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What do you think Martin Luther King Jr. would say about our society today?
  • Restorative Justice
- None
(Bring things to look at under microscope)

Thursday,
January 11
Objective: Use a microscope to compare different cell types
Catalyst: Put in order from smallest to largest: bacteria, plant cell, virus
  • Microscope Lab (2R/L)
- None

Wednesday,
January 10
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Circle the ones that are living: bacteria, virus, prokaryotic cell, eukaryotic cell
  • Set up notebooks
  • What's the difference?
  • Microscope Lab - parts & rules
- Microscope Quiz tomorrow

Tuesday,
January 9
Objective: Compare the structure of viruses, prokaryotic cells, and eukaryotic (animal and plant) cells
Catalyst: Circle the ones that are living: cells, water, protein, tree, oxygen, cat
  • Finish drawings
  • What's the difference?
- Bring NB tomorrow

Monday,
January 8
Objective: Set goals for 2018
Catalyst: Tell me the 3 best things that happened over winter break.
  • I Earn the Grade I Get
  • 2018 New Year's Resolutions
  • Prokaryotic/Eukaryotic/Virus drawings
- NB by Wednesday

Thursday,
December 15
Objective:
Catalyst:
  • Final Exam
  • Semester Reflection


Tuesday,
December 12
Objective:
Catalyst: Where is DNA found in eukaryotic cells?
  • Glue in cell organelle worksheets (8R/L)
  • Review
- Study!

Monday,
December 11
Objective: Compare prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; Describe the function of cell organelles
Catalyst:
- Use worksheets to finish Study Guide
- Leave notebooks
Notebook:
Unit 2 Assignments
5L - Plant Mass CER
Bathroom Extra Credit
Collect any handouts
Friday,
December 8
Objective: Describe the process by which organisms convert chemical energy into ATP energy.
Catalyst: Write the equation for photosynthesis (try to do it from memory).
  • Go over plant mass
  • Cell Respiration Notes
  • Connection between P and CR
- Study Guide #5, 6, 12

Thursday,
December 7
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me something random about you.
- Finish CER

Wednesday,
December 6
Objective: Describe the process by which plants convert light energy into chemical energy.
Catalyst: What is photosynthesis?
- Study Guide #11

Tuesday,
December 5
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Macromolecule/monomer chart
- Finish 4L - 1 RANDOM worksheet from each group will be graded tomorrow
- Study Guide #14-15

Monday,
December 4
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Biomolecules Video (4R) - watch video and complete worksheet (front & back)
    • If link doesn't work, click here: Video
    • If that doesn't work, click here: Video
  • Biological Molecules (4L)
- 4L - 1 RANDOM worksheet from each group will be graded on Wednesday
- Study Guide #7-10

Friday,
December 1
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is a good that is high in carbohydrates?
- Revise or complete any work
- Bring earphones

Thursday,
November 30
Objective: Describe the structure and function of each macromolecule
Catalyst: None
  • Read and annotate "Molecules of Life" (2R)
- 2R/L and 3R/L due tomorrow

Wednesday,
November 29
Objective: Give differences between energy and matter
Catalyst:
  • Food! (1L)
    • Quick Write - What is food and why do we need it?
  • Matter vs. Energy Notes (1R)
  • Food! (1L)
    • Glue in food label
    • Calculate calories
    • What is one thing you notice about carbohydrates, fats, and proteins?
- Read Case Study and answer questions - due Friday

Tuesday,
November 28
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Can you think of any other animals that have cooperative behavior? (like wolf packs)
  • Finish Interspecies (13L) vs. Intraspecies (13R) Interactions
    • Squirrel Altruism (13R) - video
  • Set up Unit 2
- Leave NB
- Bring a food label

Monday,
November 27
Objective: Evaluate evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species' changes to survive and reproduce
Catalyst: Tell me about your break!
  • Glue in papers, table of contents
  • Go over HW
  • Interspecies (13L) vs. Intraspecies (13R) Interactions
    • Symbiosis (13L) - video
    • Squirrel Altruism (13R) - video
Notebook Check tomorrow

Friday,
November 17
Objective: Evaluate self and group effort on PBL
Catalyst: How did you feel presenting at STEM Night?
  • PBL Reflection and Peer Evaluations
Symbiosis Worksheet

Thursday,
November 16
Objective: Give and use peer feedback to improve presentation skills
Catalyst: "Practice makes perfect." Do you agree or disagree with this quote & why?
  • Qualities of a good presentation
  • Presentation Peer Feedback
Prepare for tonight

Wednesday,
November 15
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Give 3 words that make a good PoewrPoint
  • Peer feedback - pair up with 1 other group
  • Presentation planning
Prepare for STEM Night

Tuesday,
November 14
Objective: Give peer feedback to improve PBL components.
Catalyst: Who are you inviting to STEM Night?
STEM Night - Thursday, invite guests!

Monday,
November 13
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • PBL work time - complete all tasks
PBL due tomorrow
STEM Night - Thursday, invite guests!

Thursday,
November 9
Objective: Same
Catalyst: How do you relax?
  • PBL work time
  • Invitations for parents
PBL due Tuesday
STEM Night - Thursday, invite guests!

Wednesday,
November 8
Objective: Complete assigned task for PBL
Catalyst: How far is your group with the tasks to the left?
Upload all documents into folder

Tuesday,
November 7
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of objectives by scoring 80% or higher on quiz
Catalyst:
  • Quiz
  • PBL work time
Upload all documents into folder

Monday,
November 6
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Post up HW (10L) - any questions before quiz?
  • Life or Death Food Chain Decision - review CER HW
  • PBL work time
    • Reflection #1
- Quiz tomorrow
- CER due tomorrow

Friday,
November 3
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?
  • Stamp and go over HW (10L)
  • Life or Death Food Chain Decision (11L)
    • Thinking Points
    • CER
    PBL work time - rough drafts
- Rough draft of proposal and house design due Monday, 11/6
- Life or Death CER due Tuesday, 11/7
- Quiz Tuesday 11/7

Thursday,
November 2
Objective: Same
Catalyst: _ is the best choice, _ is the worse choice
  • Go over Life or Death Food Chain Decision (11R)
    • Class vote and discussion
  • Energy Pyramids (10R)
    • Foldable
    • Fill in the blanks
Finish Energy Pyramid Worksheet (10L)

Wednesday,
November 1
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is 10% of a) 100, b) 5000, c) 300000
  • Go over questions(9L), vocabulary (9R)
  • Life or Death Food Chain Decision (11R)
  • Energy Pyramids (10R) - fill in the blanks, foldable
Pick best and worse choices (11R)

Tuesday,
October 31
Objective: Describe how energy is transferred between trophic levels in an ecosystem
Catalyst: Do you like Halloween? Why or why not?
  • Food Web Questions (9L)
  • Food Web Notes (9R)
- Rough draft of proposal and house design due Monday, 11/6

Monday,
October 30
Objective: Assign project tasks, Identify 5 housing features for your design
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Final Project Overview
  • Thank you notes
  • Task Log
- Rough draft of proposal and house design due Monday, 11/6

Friday,
October 27
Objective: Sketch interior of a room
Catalyst: What does the word "perspective" mean?
  • Guest Speaker - Marcus Hooks
- Ecosystem CER

Thursday,
October 26
Objective: Predict the impact of human activity based on the biodiversity of an ecosystem
Catalyst: What is biodiversity?
  • Summarize 7L
  • Biodiversity (8R)
    • Importance of biodiversity
    • How does climate change impact biodiversity?
  • Exit Ticket Quiz
  • Deliverable #2 work time
- Deliverable #2 due tomorrow
- 3 questions to ask the guest speaker

Wednesday,
October 25
Objective: Describe how climate change might affect different levels of organization.
Catalyst: How will your group communicate with each other?
  • Stamp and go over HW
  • Deliverable #2 announcements
  • Connection between climate change and ecology levels of organization
  • Levels of Organization (7R)
- Deliverable #2 due Friday
- 7L (didn't get to)

Tuesday,
October 24
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Describe the trend for the annual sea ice in Model 2.
  • Stamp and go over HW
  • Finish Group Contract
  • Work on Deliverable #2 (6R)
- Global Climate Change - pick 2 additional questions to answer

Monday,
October 23
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Stamp and go over HW
  • Areas of strength and growth reflection
  • PBL Groups and Group Contract
- Global Climate Change #12-17

Friday,
October 20
Objective: Identify at least 5 housing features that can be modified to reduce carbon footprint
Catalyst: What is being measured in Model 1?
  • PBL groups
  • Deliverable #2
- Global Climate Change #1-7
- Deliverable #2 due _
Minimum Day - 36 minute periods
Thursday,
October 19
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is 1 thing you learned from the college fair?
  • Work on Deliverable #1
- Deliverable #1 due tomorrow
College Fair - 46 minute periods

PHBAO 5-7PM
Wednesday,
October 18
Objective: Identify one action you can take to reduce your carbon footprint and how it reduces your carbon footprint
Catalyst: For Deliverable #1, what action are you doing?
  • Sandy Hook Promise Assembly
- Deliverable #1 due Friday, 10/20
Sandy Hook Promise Assembly
Tuesday,
October 17
Objective: Same
Catalyst: How is electricity produced?
- Answer on 5L: Using your video notes, describe how our actions are contributing to climate change. (relate your actions, CO2 production, and climate change)
- Deliverable #1 due Friday, 10/20

Monday,
October 16
Objective: Describe how carbon dioxide can be added to the atmosphere
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
- Deliverable #1 due Friday, 10/20

Friday,
October 13
Objective: Analyze the events in Flint, Michigan
Catalyst: NONE
  • Read article and answer questions
  • Turn in at end of period
- Read project handout by Monday

Thursday,
October 12
Objective: Calculate your ecological and carbon footprint
Catalyst: How is carbon dioxide connected to climate change?
  • Ecological Footprint/Carbon Footprint Notes (4R)
  • Take ecological footprint quiz at youth.zerofootprint.net
    • Record goals and results on 4L
    • After completion, you can try to take a more updated quiz at footprintcalculator.org (may only work on phones)
- Read project handout
- Field trip tomorrow - meet in Mr. Stricke's room at 8:27AM

Wednesday,
October 11
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me something I don't already know about you.
- Get field trip slip signed - mandatory
PSAT - 25 minute periods
Tuesday,
October 10
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Why should we try to take care of the environment? Give 3 reasons.
- Get field trip slip signed - mandatory

Monday,
October 9
Objective: Describe how humans impact the environment
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • 4 Corners (2R)
    • Why should we care the species are going extinct?/Why should we try to lower our carbon footprint?
  • Driving Question & need to knows
- Get field trip slip signed - mandatory
- 2R

Friday,
October 6
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Would you rather travel to the deepest part of the ocean or the highest point on land? Explain.
  • Collect drawings
  • Google Expeditions
- Get field trip slip signed - mandatory

Thursday,
October 5
Objective: Same
Catalyst: None
- Finish drawings - due tomorrow

Wednesday,
October 4
Objective: Draw your dream house
Catalyst: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
  • What is your dream house?
- Finish drawings - due Friday
- Leave notebooks

Tuesday,
October 3
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What does it mean to be "eco-friendly"?
  • Set up Unit 1 - Ecology
  • Vocabulary Inventory (1L)
  • Work on lab report - make sure you check the grading rubric and graphing checklist (see Friday's link)
- Lab Report due TONIGHT @11:59 PM
- Notebook check tomorrow

Monday,
October 2
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Pillbug Lab Report
  • Vocabulary Inventory (1L)
- Lab Report due Tuesday @11:59 PM

Friday,
September 29
Objective: Same
Catalyst: According to my data, pillbugs prefer...
- Lab Report due Tuesday @11:59 PM

Thursday,
September 28
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 (CER)
    • Lab Report Template
- Finish Conclusion CER (16L)

Wednesday,
September 27
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

Tuesday,
September 26
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)?
  • 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

Monday,
September 25
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • The Great Fakesperiment Stations (15R) - finish
  • Design An Experiment (15L)
15L

Friday,
September 22
Objective: Identify the independent variable, dependent variable, and control of an experiment
Catalyst: What was Sarah measuring/counting (sea urchin experiment)?
  • Go over HW (13L)
  • Finish notes (14R)
    • Practice (PowerPoint)
  • The Great Fakesperiment Stations (15R)
  • Scientific Method - Design an experiment (15L)
Finish Simpsons worksheet (14L)

Wednesday,
September 20
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What was Sarah's hypothesis (sea urchin experiment)?
  • Go over HW (13R) - sea urchin experiment
  • Practice Worksheet (13L)
  • Variables and Controls (14R)
Simpsons worksheet (14L) - skip the questions about identifying the control, IV, and DV

Tuesday,
September 19
Objective: Describe the steps of the scientific method.
Catalyst: What is a hypothesis?
  • Scientific Method Intro and Notes (13R)
13R

Monday,
September 18
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Go over Sea Urchin CER - skipped
  • Work on final draft
Final draft due tomorrow!

Friday,
September 15
Objective: Same
Catalyst: According to Sarah's data, what is the relationship between sea urchins and coral?
  • Finish "Won't you be my urchin?" CER (12R/L)
  • Rough Draft (11L) - peer feedback
  • Start typing final draft
Finish 12L
Final draft due Tuesday

Thursday,
September 14
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What do you know about sea urchins, coral, and/or algae?
  • Won't you be my urchin? (12R/L)
    • Read article
    • Graph data
Rough draft due Friday
Final draft due Tuesday

Wednesday,
September 13
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What is a "claim"?
  • CER (10L) - peer feedback
  • Rough Draft (11L)
Rough draft due Friday
Final draft due Monday

Tuesday,
September 12
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What do you think caused the events in Salem?
  • Final Conclusion - CER


Monday,
September 11
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Salem's Secrets (9R)
    • Part III
    • Part IV
Graph data for Part IV

Friday,
September 8
Objective: Same
Catalyst: "My dog has good hearing because he barks when anyone comes to the door." Circle the observation and underline the inference.
Box 4 of Data Management Sheet

Thursday,
September 7
Objective: Explain the events in Salem by writing an argument using a minimum of 3 pieces of evidence to support your claim.
Catalyst: 1. What name is on the bottom of Cube B?
2. Write 1 observation and 1 inference about Ms. Lin.
NONE - leave notebooks

Wednesday,
September 6
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What do you think is on the bottom of Cube A and why?
  • Stamp HW (8L)
  • Cube Inquiry (8R/L)
    • Go over Cube A
    • Cube B
Write explanation for Cube B

Tuesday,
September 5
Objective: Identify questions that can be answered scientifically, Propose explanations based on evidence
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend!
  • Go over NB Check, go over HW
  • Cube Inquiry (8R/L)
    • Question and observations about Cube A
Write explanation for Cube A

Thursday,
August 31
Objective: Distinguish between observations, inferences, and predictions
Catalyst: What do you see in the picture?
  • Thinking Like A Scientist (8R)
Thinking Like A Scientist HW
Leave NB

Wednesday,
August 30
Objective: Same
Catalyst: What station did you enjoy most and why?
  • 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?
Finish scientist reflection
NB check tomorrow

Tuesday,
August 29
Objective: Same
Catalyst: Write the names of your group members (from memory!)
  • Science Skills Stations (7R)
Rollie pollies

Monday,
August 28
Objective: Make detailed observations, evidence-based inferences, and predictions; measure accurately, record data, interpret graphs, and make conclusions.
Catalyst: Tell me about your weekend.
  • Stamp Draw a Scientist & glue in (6R)
  • What is Biology? - definition on title page
  • Science Skills Stations (7R) - rules and 4-5 stations
Rollie pollies

Friday,
August 25
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.
  • Draw a scientist (6R)
  • Gallery Walk (6L)
  • Weekly Reflection & Shout Outs
Look for rollie pollies
Finish scientist drawing if necessary

Thursday,
August 24
Objective: Understand the importance of science
Catalyst: "Drawing a sketch" is which step of EDP?
  • Go over HW
  • What does it mean to be an engineer? (5L)
  • DHMO
    • Misleading graphs
  • Unit 0 Vocabulary Inventory (1L)
Look for rollie pollies
Finish 5L

Wednesday,
August 23
Objective: Connect the marshmallow challenge to EDP
Catalyst: How do you see yourself contributing to the world? (4L-#4)
Finish 5R

Tuesday,
August 22
Objective:
Catalyst:
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Monday,
August 21
Objective:
Catalyst:
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Friday,
August 18
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: None
  • Set up notebooks
  • Human Scavenger Hunt
  • Engineering Design Process/set up accounts
- Syllabus Scavenger Hunt
- Decorate notebooks (make it unique!)

Thursday,
August 17
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: None
  • Set up notebook
  • Class Norms
- Decorate notebooks (make it unique!)

Wednesday,
August 16
Objective: Same as yesterday
Catalyst: None
  • Name Tag Glyphs
  • Finish going over syllabus
- Composition Notebook - 100 pages, college ruled

Tuesday,
August 15
Objective: Set class norms and develop classroom community
Catalyst: None
  • Welcome/Name Cards
  • 4 Corners
  • Biology Syllabus
  • Go over homework
- Syllabus signed by parent/guardian - due tomorrow
- Student Survey - due tomorrow
- Composition Notebook - 100 pages, college ruled - due Thursday