Tuesday, January 16, 2018

1/15-1/19           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
No School - MLK Day 
Tuesday
-Notes on 3.2 Moving Cellular Materials, LSAF pgs. 76-81
-Tonicity
-Correct HW
-Begin Lab: Eggsperimenting With Osmosis
HW Pre-lab - Complete questions, definitions, and predictions
Wednesday
-Lab: Eggsperimenting With Osmosis
HW Keeping a Balance/Osmosis Wkst (use notes), Follow Directions
Thursday
-Lab: Eggsperimenting With Osmosis
HW
Friday
-Lab: Eggsperimenting With Osmosis
HW
Endocytosis and Exocytosis


Cellular Transport






Monday, January 8, 2018

1/8-1/12           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
-Finish up with Presentations of Cell Children's Books
-Evaluation
-Passive Transport and Diffusion
-Go over HW: Moving Cellular Materials
HW
Tuesday
-Review for Science Mid-Year Assessment
HW Study for Mid-Year
Wednesday
-Review for Science Mid-Year Assessment
HW Study for Mid-Year
Thursday
-Science Mid-Year Assessment
Friday
-Smelly Balloons
-Rice Demo

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

1/1-1/5           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
- No School 
Tuesday
-Work on Cell Books (finish up)
-Work on Presentations
Wednesday
-Presentations
-Self/group evaluations
-Begin Chapter 3.2 pgs. 76-81 Cell Transport

-Top-down web
HW Moving Cellular Materials (both sides) LSAF pgs. 76-81
Thursday
-Cell Transport
-Correct HW
-Smelly Balloons!
-Perfume demo, food color demo
Friday
-ELA Mid-Year Assessment
-Cell Transport


Sunday, December 17, 2017

12/18-12/22           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
-Work on Cell projects
-Portfolio Reflection #3 due by Wednesday, 12/20
Tuesday
-Work on Cell projects
Wednesday
-Work on Cell projects
-Present projects
Thursday
-Cell Microscope Lab
Friday
-Cell Microscope Lab

Sunday, December 10, 2017

12/11-12/15           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
-Finish going over Cells note-taking
-Discuss Cell Project
-Quiz on parts of cells and their functions, Thursday 12/14
HW Begin studying for Quiz
Tuesday
-Working on group cell projects!
HW Study for Quiz
Wednesday
Field Trip to the North Shore Music Theater - "A Christmas Carol"
HW study for Quiz
Thursday
-Quiz on the parts of Cells and their functions!
-Working on group cell projects!
Friday
-Working on group cell projects!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

12/4-12/8           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Tasty Mixtures
-"Franken Pickle" demo

HW Study for Quiz
Tuesday
-Review for Quiz
-Element Bingo!

-Pennies to Gold - Making an alloy
Wednesday
-Quiz on 3.1, Chemistry of Life, LSAF pgs 68-75
-Begin Cells!!!

-Chicken egg demo introduction
HW Cell Structure Note-taking, pgs. 40-47 LSAF
Thursday
-Go over HW
-Discussion about cells
-Cell Project Introduction
HW Cell Structure Reinforcement, pgs. 40-47 LSAF
Friday
-Go over HW
-Analogies
-Work on Cell Projects
HW Cell Worksheet, pgs. 40-47 LSAF

Sunday, November 26, 2017

11/27-12/1           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Nutrition Label Lab - Organic Compounds
HW 1. Work on Lab questions and graph
        2. Quiz on Chemistry of Life, 3.1 pgs. 68-75 on Monday, 12/4
Tuesday
-Work on lab



HW 1. Work on Lab questions and graph, due tomorrow
        2. Quiz on Chemistry of Life, 3.1 pgs. 68-75 on Wednesday, 12/6
Wednesday
-Youtube Clips
-Periodic Table of Elements Song
-Work on Lab
HW
  Study for Quiz on Chemistry of Life, 3.1 pgs. 68-75 on Wednesday, 12/6
Thursday
No School - Professional Development
Friday
-Notes on 3.1
-"Franken Pickle" (The Electric Pickle) demo
-Flame tests demo
-The importance of salts

HW Study for Quiz on Chemistry of Life, 3.1 pgs. 68-75 on Wednesday, 12/6

The Periodic Table of Elements






Sunday, November 12, 2017

11/13-11/17           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Cladogram classification activity
-Go over pre-lab assignment for Evolution of Plants Lab
-Evolution of Plants Lab: begin stations

HW Read over Lab
Tuesday
-Evolution of Plants Lab 
-How to draw what you see through a microscope

HW Answer all questions and be sure to include color in diagrams
Wednesday
-Evolution of Plants Lab
HW 1. Answer all questions and be sure to include color in diagrams
        2. Bring in a food label/container with ingredients on it for Mon. 11/20
Thursday
-Evolution of Plants Lab
HW Answer all questions and be sure to include color in diagrams
Friday
-Evolution of Plants Lab Wrap-up
HW Answer all questions and be sure to include color in diagrams

Sunday, November 5, 2017

11/6-11/10           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
-Notes on Origins of Life
-From Soup to Cells Internet Lesson is due
Tuesday
-Origins of Life Video and Notes
Wednesday
-Quiz on Origins of Life
Thursday
No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday
No School - Veteran's Day (observed)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

10/30-11/3           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
-Ecology Test!
-Collect Ecology textbooks
-Watch more of the Mount St. Helens Movie
HW The Demise of the Halloween Pumpkins
Tuesday
-Finish Movie
-Hand out LSAF textbooks
-Where Does Life Come From? Read pgs 21-23
-Origins of Life
HW None

Wednesday
-Hand out LSAF textbooks
-Where Does Life Come From? Read pgs 21-23
-Origins of Life

-Top-down Web and Notes
-Comparison of compounds found in the ocean vs. human body
-From Soup to Cells


From Soup to Cells Internet Link

HW 1. Where Does Life Come From? (Use pgs 21-23 LSAF)

        2. From Soup to Cells Internet Lesson, Due on Monday 11/6
        3. Quiz on Wednesday, 11/8
Thursday
-Broth in flasks, predict outcome
-From Soup to Cells

-Comparison of compounds found in the ocean vs. human body
-Can Science Explain the Origins of Life?
-Creating Coacervates
HW 1. From Soup to Cells Internet Lesson, Due on Monday 11/6
        2. Quiz on Wednesday, 11/8 STUDY notes!!!
Friday
-Origin of Life Video
HW From Soup to Cells Internet Lesson, Due on Monday 11/6

Scale of the Universe


Can Science Explain the Origin of Life?




Sunday, October 22, 2017

10/23-10/27           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-pH labs are due!
-Succession notes
-Read Log Hotel and discuss
-Island of Surtsey
HW Succession: Equilibrium in Ecosystems/Backyard Succession (use color)
Tuesday
-Mount St. Helens Case Study Video
HW Active Reading: Mount St. Helens, A Story of Succession
Wednesday
-Succession Skit!
-Benefits of fire in an ecosystem
-Finish notes
Thursday
-Begin Review for Ecology Test
-Study Guide, Test on Monday, 10/30
HW Study for Test!!!
Friday
-Wrap-up The Demise of the Halloween Pumpkins
-Finish Mount St. Helens video
HW Study for Test!!
PBS Nova: Mount St. Helens


Succession Videos









Sunday, October 15, 2017

10/16-10/20           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Abiotic Factors, Cycles in Nature, and Energy Flow
-Note-taking Guide (pgs. 36-53 Ecology text)

-Reinforcement
HW Finish Note-taking and reinforcement
Tuesday
-The Foodweb Game
HW The Foodweb Game questions
Wednesday
-Correct Note-taking Guide
-The Foodweb Game
HW The Foodweb Game questions
Thursday
-Abiotic Factors
-Cycles in Nature
-Notes

HW none
Friday
-pH Lab
HW pH Lab questions




Monday, October 9, 2017

10/9-10/13           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
Columbus Day - No School
Tuesday
-Record Pumpkin Data
-Symbiosis Cartoon Drawing
-Notes and Vocab
HW 1. Portfolio Reflection #1 due on Wednesday, 10/11
        2. Symbiosis Cartoon Drawing due on Wednesday, 10/11
Wednesday
-Record Pumpkin Data
-Portfolios are due!!
-Symbiosis Game
-Food Chains and Webs
HW Food Web Worksheet (2 sides)
Thursday
-Record Pumpkin Data
-Using the Theme of Energy (Trophic Levels)
-Discuss The Food Web Game
HW 1. Read Over The Food Web Game

        2. A Community Census



Friday
-Record Pumpkin Data
-What is a Census?, Census of Burlington, MA
-Using the Theme of Energy (Trophic Levels)
-Vocabulary

-Game: Predator
HW None

Saturday, September 30, 2017

10/2-10/6           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Levels of Organization in Nature
-Biodiversity activities
HW Complete Douglas Fir tree questions #'s 1-11
Tuesday
-Finish Biodiversity in Nature activity
-The Demise of the Halloween Pumpkins!
-Discussion, data, and Notes
-Biotic Potential
-Notes and vocab - Populations
-The Lesson of the
Kaibab
HW Finish The Lesson of the Kaibab


How to set up the graph



Wednesday
-Oh Deer! Game outdoors
-Limiting Factors

-Pumpkin data
HW Graph data for Oh Deer! and complete the Reflection


Data:

1. Original Population 
2. Hunting Season, no shelter 
3. Summer drought, no food or water
4. Over population, no shelter
5. Forrest Logging, no food or shelter
6. Winter snow melt, lots of water
7. Forest Fire
8. Bumper crop of acorns, lots of food
9. Really long winter, scarce food
10. Disease spreads among deer population, no shelter
11. Road is built close to forest and many deer run out and are killed, no shelter
12. Hurricane, no food or shelter

The graph should be a bar graph





Thursday
-Portfolio Reflection #1 discuss
-Symbiosis and vocab
-Pumpkin data
HW Symbiosis wkst./Interactions within Communities (2 sides) use pages 20-24 in Ecology book


Portfolio Reflection 15 pts - due Wednesday, 10/11
Friday
-Symbiosis Game
-Symbiosis Cartoon drawing project
-Pumpkin data
HW 1. Symbiosis Cartoon drawing project due next Wednesday, 10/11

        2. Portfolio Reflection 15 pts - due Wednesday, 10/11

Male Seahorse giving birth - biotic potential