Sunday, January 13, 2019

1/14-1/18           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
-Hand back assignments
-Begin Unit on Cells
-Hook: What is the largest single cell? Chicken Egg demo
-Two types of cells: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic
HW Prokaryotic Coloring, reading, and questions
Tuesday
-Endosymbiotic Theory
-Prokaryotes vs. Eukaryotes
HW The Endosymbiotic Theory - Read, questions 1-3, and Cartoon - Due on Thursday, 1/17
Wednesday
-Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Station Activity
-Cells Matching
-Top-down Web, Chapter 2, LSAF pages 40-47
HW same as last night
Thursday
-Push-ups!!
-Partner reading LSAF textbook, chapter 2.1
-Cell stations around the classroom
Friday

Endosymbiotic Theory



Sunday, January 6, 2019

1/7-1/11           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
-Finish Busy as a Bee Pollinating Activity
HW Bee Internet Activity in Classroom and Packet due tomorrow, Tuesday 1/8
Tuesday
- Bee Internet Activity in Classroom and Packet due today
-Chemistry of Life Notes
-Finish Macromolecules Activities
-Quiz on Chemistry of Life LSAF Chapter 3.1, Friday, 1/11
Wednesday
-Cereal - Getting the iron out!
-Vitamins and Minerals in our diet
-Macromolecule building activity
Thursday
-Push ups!!!
-Pennies to Gold
-Mixtures and solutions sorting activity
HW Study for Quiz
Friday
-Quiz on Chemistry of Life
-Begin Cells Unit!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

12/31-1/4           Agenda and Assignments

Monday

Tuesday
New Year's Day - No School
Wednesday
-Finish Chromatography Lab
-Happy New Years lights
-KTL Biomolecule sort
HW Chromatography lab questions
Thursday
-Special Guest, Wendy Pavlicek, Beekeeper, talks about Bees!
-Cross Curricular activity about Bees on Classroom and Packet

HW complete internet lesson and Packet - Due on Monday, 1/7
Friday
-Bee Internet Lesson on Classroom and Packet
-How do bees pollinate flowers?
-Push Ups!!!
-Busy as a Bee Activity, pollination activity
HW Complete Bee Internet Lesson on Classroom and Packet, due on Monday, 1/7






Sunday, December 16, 2018

12/17-12/21           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-All Evolution of Plants Labs are due
-Begin Chemistry of Life unit
-"The Electric Pickle"
-CHNOPS and the Periodic Table of Elements
-Top down Web
-The atom
HW Atomic Structure Wkst
Tuesday
-Notes
-Metal Salts flame tests
-4 classes of organic/macromolecules/Biomolecules

HW None
Wednesday
-Biomolecule Card sort (KTL)
HW Macromolecules of living things Wkst
Thursday
-Holiday concert

-The 4 Biomolecules
-Biomolecule task stations activity and puzzle

HW None
Friday
-Progress Reports go home
-The Science of Christmas
HW None - Enjoy the Holiday Break!!!  See y'all in 2019!










Sunday, December 9, 2018

12/10-12/14           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Continue with Evolution of Plants Lab
-Pass back assignments (check Aspen)
HW 1. Stuck in Cement!  Creative Writing Assignment in Classroom
        2. Complete questions and diagrams for the stations you did during class
Tuesday
-Continue with Evolution of Plants Lab
-Stuck in Cement! Creative Writing assignment is due today
HW Complete questions and diagrams for the stations you did during class
Wednesday
-Field Trip, A Christmas Carol
HW None
Thursday
-Finish up Evolution of Plants Lab
-Complete the Conclusion and Wrap-up

-Classification and taxonomy
HW Make sure all lab stations/parts are complete, lab is due on Monday, 12/17
Friday
-Classification Activities


Sunday, December 2, 2018

12/3-12/7           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
-Finish Origins of Life video
-Timeline activity
-KTL review of scientists and theories
HW 1. Study for Quiz - Notes and LSAF textbook, pgs. 21-23
Tuesday
-Quiz on Origins of Life
-Finish Timeline activity
-Finish Leaf Art activity
HW Read and prepare for Lab: The Evolution of Plants
Wednesday
-Lab: The evolution of Plants
HW Data and analysis graphing - Mycorrhizae in plants
Thursday
-Push-ups!!!
-How to draw what you see under a microscope
-Continue Lab: The evolution of Plants
HW None
Friday
-Continue Lab: The evolution of Plants
-How to draw what you see under a microscope
HW Stuck in Cement!  Due on Tuesday, 12/11

How to Draw What You See Under a Microscope


Plant Evolution





Saturday, November 24, 2018

11/26-11/30           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Finish Leaf Art
-Begin Origins of Life Unit
-Hand out LSAF books
-Top-Down Web
HW 1. Quiz Monday, 12/3
        2. Where Does Life Come From? Wkst (LSAF pgs. 21-23)
Tuesday
-Notes
-Push-ups!!!
-Go over HW
-Broth Experiments
-Activity: Microbial Discovery Activity
HW 1. Webquest: From Soup to Cells

From Soup to Cells
        2. Quiz on Monday, 12/3
Wednesday
-Origins of Life Movie - Notes
-Finish Activity
-Webquest: From Soup to Cells
HW 1. Webquest is due on Friday
        2. Quiz - Study your notes and web
Thursday
No School - Professional Development (Teachers)
Friday
-Push-ups!!!
-Webquest: From Soup to Cells is due today
-Finish Origins of Life Movie - Notes





Sunday, November 18, 2018

11/19-11/23           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
-Review in class for Ecology test scheduled for tomorrow, 11/20
-Gimkit Review Game!
HW STUDY for Ecology test!
Tuesday
-Test on Ecology Unit
-Hand in Ecology textbooks
-Hand out LSAF textbooks
-Work on Succession drawing and describing Project
HW Work on Project
Wednesday
-Half Day
-Start new Chapter on Origins of Life
-Top-down Web for chapter
-Read Origins of Life, complete outline
HW Optional Thanksgiving Science Trivia Extra Credit (Due on Monday)Thanksgiving Trivia
Thursday
No School - Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday
No School - Black Friday!

Monday, November 12, 2018

11/12-11/16           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
No School - Veteran's Day! 
Tuesday
-Finish activity: Using the Theme of Energy w/ C&D
-Correct A Community Census
-Food Web Game!
HW Food Chains and Webs worksheet (2 sides)
Wednesday
-Succession in the Community
-Notes

HW 1. Ecology Test Chapters 1-3, Next Tuesday, 11/20
        2. Succession: Equilibrium in Ecosystems wkst, 2 sides (use separate sheet to complete answers.
Thursday
-Read: The Log Hotel
-Succession Illustration Activity
HW 1. Ecology Test Chapters 1-3, Next Tuesday, 11/20

        2. Reforestation of Mount St. Helens and Backyard Succession; Draw and describe
Friday
- 2-Hour Delay
-Study Guide for Test
Ecology Test Study Guide
-Succession Games

-Succession Drawing and Describing activity
HW 1. Ecology Test Chapters 1-3, Next Tuesday, 11/20 STUDY
        2. Finish Succession Drawing and Describing activity






Wednesday, November 7, 2018

11/5-11/9           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tuesday
No School - Voting 
Wednesday
-Biodiversity
-Measuring Biodiversity Using Beans as a Model Lab
HW Portfolio Reflection Assessment - Due on Tuesday, 11/13
Thursday
-Finish Biodiversity Bean Lab
-What is a Niche? Activity
-Niche Partitioning
HW 1. Niche/Habitat Worksheet
        2. Portfolio Reflection Assessment - Due on Tuesday, 11/13
Friday
-Food Webs and Food Chains
-Energy transfers in ecosystems

-Using the Theme of Energy
-10% Rule
HW 1. A Community Census (food web)
        2. Portfolio Reflection Assessment - Due on Tuesday, 11/13





Sunday, October 28, 2018

10/29-11/2           Agenda and Assignments

Monday
-Pumpkin Notes
-Go Over Symbiosis Wkst.
-Notes on Symbiosis and Food Webs
-Niche Activity
Niche Partitioning
-Symbiosis Activity
HW Newsela article: Do Plants Feel Pain?  Read article and answer 2 questions.  
Tuesday
-Pumpkin Notes
-Symbiosis

-Interactions in Nature Cartoon Project - Due on Fri. 11/2
HW Work on Project
Wednesday
-Pumpkin Notes
-Halloween Activities:
-Dry Ice and Carbon Cycle

-The Demise of the Halloween Pumpkins
HW Finish Demise of the Halloween Pumpkin








Thursday
-Biodiversity
-Biodiversity Activity and Tree Activity
Measuring Biodiversity Using Beans as a Model
HW Finish lab questions
Friday
-Food Webs and Food Chains
-Energy transfers in ecosystems

-Calorimeter

-10% Rule
-The Food Web Game!
HW









Tuesday, October 23, 2018

10/22-10/26           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Go over notes for Chapter 1.2, Populations, pgs. 12-19 Ecology
-Begin Population Station Activity (stations 1-4)
HW None
Tuesday
-Finish Population Station Activity
HW 1. Complete all questions and assignments for Station Activity
        2. Wear sneakers and coat for outdoor activity tomorrow
Wednesday
-Oh Deer!  Outdoor activity about limiting factors and populations
-Gather data
HW Oh Deer! Complete graph and reflection questions
Thursday
-Notes Chapter 1.3 , Interactions Within Communities, pgs. 20-24 Ecology
-Symbiosis and Feeding relationships
HW Finish Population Station Activity - Due Friday, 10/26
Friday
-Symbiosis game
-Finish Notes
HW Good Buddies wkst. (2 sides) - 1. C, P, M 2. Definition, example, and sketch of relationship




Friday, October 12, 2018

10/15-10/19           Agenda and Assignments


Monday
-Pumpkin data
-Tree Data Lab
-Measuring circumference of our tree
-Estimating carbon storage in trees
Carbon storage
Exponent Calculator
HW 1. Quiz on Abiotic Factors on Friday, 10/19
        2. Bring in a leaf from your yard or nearby in your neighborhood (take a picture of your tree)
Tuesday
-Pumpkin data
-Identify our leaves
-Finish Tree Data Lab
http://www.carbonindependent.org/
HW On Classroom - Newsela article: Understanding Tropical Deforestation.  Write 1 paragraph describing at least 3 negative effects/impacts.
Wednesday
-Pumpkin data
-Populations and communities
-Top-down web, Chapter 1 Ecology
-Notes

-Population Station Activity
-Limiting Factors and carrying capacity
-Finish Population Station Activity
HW On Classroom: The Benefits of Trees
Thursday
-Limiting Factors and carrying capacity

-Finish Population Station Activity
HW
Friday
-Oh Deer!
-Collect data

-Graph data
-Quiz on Abiotic Factors