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


Date

Agenda

Homework

Announcements

Monday,
November 27
Objective:
Catalyst: Tell me about your break!
  • Go over HW
  • Set up Unit 2


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