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


Saturday, September 23, 2017

9/25-9/29           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Discuss Homeostasis of the Eye Lab and questions
-Hand back papers and distribute Portfolios
HW 1. Extra time for lab questions (for improvement)
        2. Quiz corrections/project corrections

Extra Credit - Pond Water sample and/or Soil sample
Tuesday
-Begin Ecology Unit!
-Distribute Ecology textbooks
-Read chapter 1
-Top-down web overview
-Notes
-Vocabulary and vocabulary menu
HW Choose 3 items from menu to complete in notebook for 3 terms

Extra Credit - Pond Water sample and/or Soil sample

Ecosystem, Populations, and Habitat (look up definitions)
Wednesday
-Looking at ecosystems
-Jar of Soil
-Pond Water Lab
HW Finish lab questions due on Friday, 9/29
Thursday
-Pond Water Lab
HW Lab questions are due tomorrow, 9/29
Friday
-Levels of Organization in Nature
-Collect Pond Water Lab
HW none if classwork if complete

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 #1-8

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