Monday, November 11, 2019

11/11-11/15           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
No School
Tuesday
No School
Wednesday
No School
Thursday
DAY 6
-pH Lab is due today!
-Finish pH Whodunnit activity
-Omnivore's Dilemma
 -Read Chapter 1, pgs. 17-29
 -Chapter 1, Food For Thought
 -Exploring Food Webs and energy flow through a community
HW Food Webs and Food Chains worksheet
Friday
DAY 1
-Notes on Chapter 1&2 Ecology
-10% Rule and Trophic Levels (Energy Pyramid)
-Using the Theme of Energy Activity and Visual Demonstration
HW




Sunday, November 3, 2019

11/4-11/8           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
DAY 2
-Finish the Carbon Cycle
-Cycles in Nature Webquest (on Classroom)
-pH
HW Finish Cycles in Nature Webquest, due on Wednesday 11/6
Tuesday
DAY 3
-pH Lab
-pH of living organisms
HW 1. Finish Cycles in Nature Webquest, due on Wednesday 11/6
        2. Complete all pH Lab Questions, due on Thursday 11/7
Wednesday
DAY 4
-Push-Ups!!
-Omnivore's Dilemma
 -Read Chapter 1
 -Complete Chapter 1 Food For Thought Exercise
 -Begin Video: Secret Ingredients
HW Complete all pH Lab Questions, due on Thursday 11/7
Thursday
DAY 5
-2-Column Notes
-pH Scale Who Dunnit? Activity Review
HW None
Friday
21st Century Learning Conference
-Fun with Forensics!




Sunday, October 27, 2019

10/28-11/1           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
DAY 3
-Pumpkin Data
-Go Over Lichen Reading and questions
-Continue Water Bear Lab
-2-Column Notes for Ecology
HW Water Bear Lab Questions
Tuesday
DAY 4
-Pumpkin Data
-Omnivore's Dilemma
 -Finish Vocabulary
HW "The Demise of the Halloween Pumpkins" Wkst.  Due on Thurs. 10/31
Wednesday
DAY 5
-Pumpkin Data
-Push-Ups!!!
-Topic: Cycles in Nature
-Traveling Nitrogen Stamp activity
-Carbon Cycle Pathways
HW 1. Complete activity questions
        2. "The Demise of the Halloween Pumpkins" Wkst.  Due on Thurs. 10/31
Thursday
DAY 6
-Pumpkin Data
-Finish Traveling Nitrogen Activity
-Carbon Cycle
HW None
Friday
DAY 1
-Pumpkin Data
-Carbon Cycle
-Cycles in Nature Webquest
HW Finish Webquest



Friday, October 18, 2019

10/21-10/25           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
DAY 4
-Go over Levels of Organization in Nature
-Search for and soak Lichen for Water Bear Lab
-The Demise of the Halloween Pumpkins! (take pictures, discuss, notes)
HW None
Tuesday
DAY 5
-Take pictures and record pumpkin data
-Pond Water Lab (Using microscopes)
HW Complete Pond water Lab questions 1-9, due on Thursday, 10/24
Wednesday
DAY 6
-Push-Ups!
-Take pictures and record pumpkin data
-Pond Water Lab continued
-Omnivore's Dilemma
 -Introduction, Read pgs. 7-13
 -Vocabulary
 -MyPlate and find the calories of a meal
HW 
Thursday
DAY 1
-Take pictures and record pumpkin data
-Water Bear Pre-Lab Activity (pg. 1 of Lab)
-Lichen
HW Lichen: A Pioneer Species (use active reading strategies) and complete questions 1-11, due on Monday, 10/28
Friday
DAY 2
-Take pictures and record pumpkin data
-Water Bear Lab
HW 1. Lichen: A Pioneer Species (use active reading strategies) and complete questions 1-11, due on Monday, 10/28
        2. Be sure Water Bear Lab is complete
Tardigrades







Friday, October 11, 2019

10/14-10/18           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
Columbus Day - No School
Tuesday
DAY 6
-Project is due today! Museum activity (students visit everyone's project and write one positive comment)
-Pass back assignments and check Aspen account
-Omnivore's Dilemma
 -Read Intro. pgs. 1-13
 -Food For Thought Introduction
 -Pre-Vocabulary
HW Living Things Project Reflection, write 1-2 sentences.
Wednesday
DAY 1
-Quiz on Characteristics of Living Things
-Push-Ups!
-Omnivore's Dilemma
 -Read Intro. pgs. 1-13
 -Food For Thought Introduction
 -Pre-Vocabulary
HW None
Thursday
DAY 2
-Begin Ecology Unit
-Biotic and Abiotic Factors in the environment
-Top-Down Web
-Virtual Lab: Abiotic/Biotic Factors
http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/CT08/CT08.html
HW Complete Virtual Lab questions 1-6
Friday
DAY 3
-Go Over Virtual Lab
-Levels of Organization in Nature class activity
HW Levels of organization in Nature Worksheet


Monday, October 7, 2019

10/7-10/11           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
DAY 1
-Finish Homeostasis Activities, balancing and heart rate
-Begin Homeostasis of the Eye Lab
HW Homeostasis of the Eye Lab questions 1-8, due Wednesday, 10/9
Tuesday
DAY 2
-Finish Homeostasis of the Eye Lab
-Begin Features of Life Project
-Graphic Organizer Research
HW 1. Homeostasis of the Eye Lab questions 1-8, due Wednesday, 10/9
        2. Features of Life Project, due next Tuesday, 10/15
Wednesday
DAY 3
Yom Kippur
-Homeostasis of the Eye Lab is due
-Work on Project
-Lesson on Citations, Citing references
http://www.citationmachine.net/mla/cite-a-website
HW Features of Life Project, due next Tuesday, 10/15
Thursday
DAY 4
-Push Ups!
-Notes on Characteristics of Life (2-column)
-Work on Project
HW 1. Study for Quiz, use notes and web, on Tuesday, 10/15
        2. Features of Life Project, due next Tuesday, 10/15
Friday
DAY 5
-Review for Quiz
-Characteristics Task Cards
-Work on Project in class
HW 1. Study for Quiz on Characteristics of Life, Web and Notes, on          Tuesday, 10/15
        2. Features of Life Project is due on Tuesday, 10/15

Sunday, September 29, 2019

9/30-10/4           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
DAY 2
-Continue with Characteristics of Life Station Lab
HW Top 10 Killers reading and questions due on Wed, 10/2
Tuesday
DAY 3
-Omnivore's Dilemma
-Begin Intro. pgs 1-13
-Food For Thought questions and discussion
HW Top 10 Killers reading and questions due on Wed, 10/2
Wednesday
DAY 4
-Push-Ups!
-Go over Top 10 Killers
HW 1. Take a picture with phone of a living thing interacting with something non-living
        2. Homeostasis Reading and questions 1-5
Thursday
DAY 5
-Top-down Web Living Things
-Discuss picture of living thing interacting with non-living thing
-Go over Homeostasis reading and questions 1-5
HW Read Homeostasis of the Eye Lab 
Friday
DAY 6
-Balancing on One Foot Activity and pulse activity
-Positive and Negative Feedback Loops podcast and top down web
-Homeostasis of the Eye Lab
HW None









Sunday, September 22, 2019

9/23-9/27           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
DAY 3
-Picture Day!
-Omnivore's Dilemma
-Pre-Reading Exercise
-Check Brine Shrimp plates and record data
HW Prepare for Quiz
Tuesday
DAY 4
-Quiz on Microscope and Scientific Method (open notes)
-Share Compiled data and write a conclusion based on all groups' data
-Glue Monsters-Are They Alive? Demo/Phenomenon
HW Viruses...Are They Alive?  Reading and questions, due on Thursday
Wednesday
DAY 5
-Push Ups!
-Begin Characteristics of Life Stations Lab
HW Viruses...Are They Alive?  Reading and questions, due Tomorrow
Thursday
DAY 6
-Continue Stations Lab
-2-Column Notes and sorting activity
-Go over Virus HW
HW Finish Stations Lab Questions, due Tomorrow
Friday
DAY 1
-Homeostasis

-Balancing on one foot Activity


Sunday, September 15, 2019

9/16-9/20           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
DAY 4
-Practice with Microscopes and look at various slides
-DOT Day Activity
-How to draw and label what you see under the microscope

-How to take pictures with cell phone through microscope lens
-Finish analysis of scientific method problem with group and share
HW Essential Questions: Microscopes and Cells
Tuesday
DAY 5
-Begin Brine Shrimp Lab with groups
-Determine: problem, gather materials, set up data table, design experiment, conduct research
-Brine Shrimp Vocabulary sorting activity
HW Amazing Brine Shrimp
Wednesday
DAY 6
-Push-Ups!
-Use microscope to look at plates to determine and record # eggs on each
HW Amazing Brine Shrimp
Thursday
DAY 1
-Set up Brine Shrimp experiment, using Scientific Method
-Go over Amazing Brine Shrimp
HW None
Friday
DAY 2
-look at plates and record data
-Conduct research
-Take a short quiz on scientific method and microscopes
-Abiotic Factors
HW None







Sunday, September 8, 2019

9/9-9/13           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
DAY 5
-Finish Sawdust Critical thinking/problem solving activity
-Finish Science Chat
Tuesday
DAY 6
-Life Science Pre-test on google forms
-Classroom and Lab Expectations
HW Finish expectations
Wednesday
DAY 1
-Scientific Method Processes Review
-Discuss Classroom and lab Expectations
-Subversive grouping activity
-Push-Ups! and goals
HW A BeriBeri Case (on google classroom). Submit by Friday, 9/13
Thursday
DAY 2
-Scientific Method History video (13 min.)
-Scientific Method Sorting activity in groups
-Scientific Method Story Analysis
HW A BeriBeri Case (on google classroom). Submit by Friday, 9/13


Friday
DAY 3
-Begin Omnivore's Dilemma, discussion
-Pre-reading exercise
-Choose a Meal from Ms. Pratt's Restaurant Menu

Monday, September 2, 2019

9/2-9/6           Agenda and Assignments



Monday
Closed for Labor Day
Tuesday
-Welcome to Grade 7 Life Science, White Team
-New Schedule
-Meet your new team classmates and teachers
-Seating plan and Introductions
-Science Chat! Lab Stations
HW Have welcome letter signed and returned by Friday, 9/6
Welcome Letter
Wednesday
-Warm-ups (begin and explain)
-Push-ups and push-up journal
Thursday
-Science Chat Lab Stations
-Add Blog and Classroom
-Riddles
Friday
-Sawdust? Critical Thinking Activity
-Science classroom tour and expectations

Monday, June 10, 2019

6/10-6/14           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Distance Learning Assignment due
-Finish Muscle Fatigue Lab
-Circulatory System Scavenger Hunt

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/heart.html
HW Bring in LSAF textbook
Tuesday
-Circulatory System Scavenger Hunt
HW Bring in LSAF textbook
Wednesday
-Your Heart at Work Lab
Thursday
-Your Heart at Work Lab
Friday
-Infectious Disease Case Study group activity
-Hand back papers and take home work from the year


Monday, June 3, 2019

6/3-6/7           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-The Organ Game!
-Finish Evidence of Evolution Lab
HW Medical Terminology
Tuesday
-Bones, Muscle, and Skin
-Ms. Pratt Says...
-Muscle Lab
Wednesday
-Finish Muscle Lab
Thursday
-Digestive System
Friday
-Field Trip: Roller World




Monday, May 27, 2019

5/27-5/31           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
Memorial Day 
Tuesday
-Finish Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle
-Station Activity: Evidence of Evolution
HW Voyage of the Beagle
Wednesday
-Continue Station Activity
HW 
Thursday
-Finish Station Activity
-Organ Game Cards
HW Five Facts about your Organ
Friday
-Play The Organ Game!
HW Human Body Systems and Medical Terminology


Monday, May 20, 2019

5/20-5/24           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Finish Paper Pet Lab
HW Lab questions
Tuesday
-Begin Chapter 6, Evolution
-Top-down Web
-2 Column Notes
HW 2-column notes
Wednesday
-Top-down Web
-2 Column Notes
-Variations and Hand Span analysis
-Natural Selection
HW 2-column notes
Thursday
-Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle
https://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/teachstuds/pdf/darwins_excerpts.pdf
-Open House: Celebration of Learning, 6:30-8:30 pm
-Distance Learning Assignment: Stated Clearly - Natural Selection due on June 7th
HW Finish Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle
Friday
-Natural selection
-Blood Types
https://www2.palomar.edu/anthro/vary/vary_3.htm
-Evidence for Evolution
HW Blood Types Worksheet