Friday, September 15, 2017

9/18-19/22           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Work on Features of Living Things Project in class
-Introduce Easybib and how to do Citations for research

http://www.easybib.com/
-Hand back papers and assign portfolios
HW 1. Work on project, due on Wednesday, 9/20
        2. Study for Quiz on Features of Life, Wednesday, 9/20
Tuesday
-Work on Project (as needed)
-Lab: Is it Alive?
HW 1. Work on project, due on Wednesday, 9/20
        2. Study for Quiz on Features of Life, Wednesday, 9/20
Wednesday
-Features of Living Things Project due
-short presentations of projects
-Quiz!
HW Project Reflection
Thursday
-Lab: Homeostasis of the Eye
-Watch video/podcast about Positive and Negative Feedback Loops

HW None
Friday
-Finish Lab: Homeostasis of the Eye
HW Finish lab questions
Positive and Negative Feedback Loops


Friday, September 8, 2017

9/11-9/15           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
Living Thing Day!!
-Determine the features that define living things
HW 1. Reflection about Living Thing Day
        2. Find out if a virus is a living thing.  Conduct research and find explanations.
Tuesday
-The Dog vs. a Stream
-2-column notes on The Features of Life

Features of Life Notes
HW The Dog vs. a Stream (wkst)
Wednesday
-Go over The Dog vs. a Stream
HW Take a picture of a living thing interacting with a non-living thing.  Write 1-2 sentences describing the interaction.
Thursday
-Begin Project: Features of Living Things (Due: Tuesday, 9/19)
Features of Living Things Project
HW Think of an organism you would like to portray and apply the 8 Features of Life
Friday
-Work on Features of Living Things Project
HW Work on Project

Thursday, August 31, 2017

9/5-9/8           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
No School - Labor Day 
Tuesday
First Day of School!! 

-Homeroom
-Science - Introductions and Welcome
-Classroom Expectations
HW Please read Welcome Packet and return signature ASAP
Wednesday
-Classroom Expectations cont.
-How can success be measured? Why make goals? - push-ups
HW Bring in a Living Thing for Monday, 9/11
Thursday
-Pretest
-"Character is Destiny"

-Sawdust?
HW 1. What Do You Expect Me to Do When...?
        2. Bring in a Living Thing for Monday, 9/11
Friday
-Life Science Overview
-Mrs. Pratt's Blog
-Lab Safety
HW Bring in a Living Thing for Monday, 9/11

Friday, June 16, 2017

6/19-6/23           Agenda and Assignments
 Last week of School!!  Let's do this!
Monday
-Perch Dissection! 
-Hand in textbooks (LSAF)
Tuesday
Field Day - Wear Blue!
-Perch Dissection!
Wednesday
-Finish Perch Dissection!
-Locker Clean-out
Thursday
-Take home portfolios
-Survey
Friday



Saturday, June 10, 2017

6/12-6/16           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
Field Trip to Roller World,  Saugus
Tuesday
-Presentations of Wanted Posters (Infectious Disease)
HW Darwin's Natural Selection worksheet, 2-sides (pg. 159 LSAF)
Wednesday
Vaudeville Production
-Presentations of Wanted Posters (Infectious Disease)
HW 1. Voyage of the Beagle and Chapter 6.1 notes
        2. Darwin's Natural Selection worksheet, 2-sides (pg. 159 LSAF)
Thursday
-Discussion of Charles Darwin and Chapter 6.1 notes, Evolution
-Look at Darwin's 5 Principles of Natural Selection
-Discuss Evidence
HW 1. Voyage of the Beagle and Chapter 6.1 notes due tomorrow
        2. Darwin's Natural Selection worksheet, 2-sides (pg. 159 LSAF)
Friday
-Evidence of Evolution, 6.2 top-down web
-Begin Perch Dissection - Compare humans with fish
HW Take two-column notes on 6.2, Evidence for Evolution

What is Evolution?


What is Natural Selection?


What Causes Antibiotic Resistance?


Evolutionary Changes


Perch Dissection











Saturday, June 3, 2017

6/5-6/9           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Social Studies Final Assessment
-Reconstructors Solve Medical Mysteries Webquest is due today
-Review for Science Final - Kahoot!
HW 1. Immune System page in HBS packet (packet due tomorrow)
        2. Study for Science Final
Tuesday
-Review for Science Final
HW Study for Science Final
Wednesday
-Science Final Assessment
-Work on Wanted Poster
-Collect HBS packets and textbooks
HW Have Wanted Poster (slides) ready for Tuesday, 6/13
Thursday
-Work on Wanted Poster 
-Begin Unit on Evolution, Chapter 6 (LSAF)
HW

  • Please take 2-column notes on Chapter 6.1, pgs 156-163 (LSAF), Ideas About Evolution 
  • 5 Principles of Natural Selection, pg. 159 is important!
  • Top-down Web - please copy into notebook!!!




Friday
-Charles Darwin and Evolution
Voyage of The Beagle
HW Finish any classwork from today, including Wanted Poster and yesterday's HW if not previously completed.

Mandy Harvey - "Try"

A little inspiration at the end of the school year!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

5/30-6/2           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
No School - Memorial Day

Tuesday
-Finish Lab: Measuring Lung Capacity
-Correct Nervous System page in HBS packet
-Discuss the Nervous System
-Do "the wave" and play telephone to show impulse movement in neurons
-Neuroscience For Kids!
-Study Guide for Science Final, which will be given on Wed. 6/7
HW Endocrine System page in HBS packet (2 sides)
Wednesday
-Correct Endocrine System page in HBS packet
-Endocrine disruptors
-Endocrine activity
-Watch Videos
HW The Recontructors Solve Medical Mysteries Webquest due on Mon, 6/5
Thursday
-"The Reconstructors Solve Medical Mysteries Webquest Game"
-Mission One: Orientation at O.R.B.
HW 1. Human Reproductive Systems page in HBS packet
        2. The Reconstructors Solve Medical Mysteries Webquest due on Mon, 6/5
Friday
-Correct Human Reproductive Systems page in HBS
-Power point and discussion about human reproductive systems
HW The Reconstructors Solve Medical Mysteries Webquest due on Mon, 6/5
Nervous System






Immune System








Friday, May 19, 2017

5/22-5/26           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Finish Lab: Your Heart at Work
-Correct Lymphatic System/Heart HW
-Finish Digestive presentations
HW 1. Urinary System page (2 sides) in HBS packet

        2. Complete any lab questions and graph (line graph) for Lab: Your Heart at Work (labels, title, and color should be included) Due Wed. 5/26
        3. Portfolio Assessment #7 Due on Friday, 5/26
Tuesday
-Finish Digestive presentations
-Urinary demonstration: Kidney Filtration
-Correct Urinary System page in HBS packet
-Begin Respiratory System
HW 1. Respiratory System page (2 sides) in HBS packet

        2. Complete any lab questions and graph (line graph) for Lab: Your Heart at Work (labels, title, and color should be included) Due 
Wed. 5/24
        3. Portfolio Assessment #7 Due on Friday, 5/26
Wednesday
-Observation and Dissection of heart, and lungs
-Histology Slide Microscopy: Brain slides

HW  1. Portfolio Assessment #7 Due on Friday, 5/26
Thursday
-Lab: Measuring Lung Capacity (begin)
-Correct Respiratory System HW
HW 1. Portfolio Assessment #7 Due on Friday, 5/26
Friday
-Finish Measuring Lung Capacity lab
-Cow bone dissection and observation
-X-Ray scavenger hunt and bone scavenger hunt
HW 1. Nervous System page (2 sides) in HBS packet

Kidney Function


Respiratory Animation


How do Lungs work?



Saturday, May 13, 2017

5/15-5/19           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Digestive System
-Can You Stomach this?! Activity (Skits about the digestive system)
HW The Digestive System (2 sides) in HBS Packet
Tuesday
-Work on Digestive system skits
-Work on Skits
-Correct HW
HW The Cardiovascular System (2 sides) in HBS
Wednesday
-Present Skits!
-Discuss Cardiovascular System and blood

https://www.smm.org/heart/heart/pumping.htm

HW Find and record your resting heart rate upon waking in the morning (have for Friday).  Do this before even getting out of bed.

  • Take pulse by counting heart beats upon waking for 10 seconds and then multiply number of beats by 6 to get beats per minute.
  • This is your resting heart rate.
Thursday
-Circulatory System Scavenger Hunt - Read article and find the answers in the scavenger hunt.  Research on google 5 more questions.

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/heart.html

HW 1. Finish scavenger hunt if necessary
        2. Find pulse upon waking if you didn't find it yesterday
Friday
-Finish skits in some classes
-Lab: Your Heart at Work (Clothespin tag!!)
-Observe animation of the pathway of blood through the heart

HW Lymphatic System (2 sides) in HBS Packet
        Be sure to color code and color one side

Digestive System


Digestion


Blood





Heart Arrythmia




Saturday, May 6, 2017

5/8-5/12           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Muscular System
-Video: Eyewitness Human Machine
HW None
Tuesday
-MCAS Math
-Finish Video
-Arm Wrestling and Analysis
HW None
Wednesday
-MCAS Math
-Muscle Fatigue Lab
HW 1. The Organ of Touch/Sense of Touch page in HBS Packet




Thursday
-Integumentary System
-Observe slides under the microscope (skin, muscle, and bone)
-Muscle Fatigue Lab
HW None
Friday
-Finish Muscle Fatigue Lab
-Core Training Exercises
-Play Mrs. Pratt Says...
HW Complete Muscle Fatigue Lab Questions, due on Monday, 5/15
The Skin


Bones and Skeleton


Tattooing


https://www.getbodysmart.com/

Sunday, April 30, 2017

5/1-5/5           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Begin Human Body Unit!!
-History of Medicine
HW 1. Reading/comparison of ancient medical practices w/ questions - Medicine in Medieval Times

        2. Quiz on Human Body Systems and Medical Terminology
Tuesday
-Human Body Overview of organ systems and hierarchy
-2 Column Notes
-The Language of Science
HW Medical Terminology - 2 sides!
Wednesday
-Play the Organ Game!
-Human Body Top-down Web
HW First two pages of HB packet (Track-A-Cell)
Thursday
-Finish Organ Game
-Video: Eyewitness Human Machine


HW 1. Study for Human Body Quiz (Organ Systems and Functions)
        2. Skeletal System Page in HB Packet
Friday
-Quiz
-Skeletal System
HW Muscular System Page in HB Packet
Human Body Systems


Levels of Organization