2017 Connections of Life Activity

 

Check out what our Honors Bio kids created while they discovered the connections between the characteristics of life.

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Characteristics of Life

Over the next few days, until our Test on Friday or Monday, we’ll be studying the 8 characteristics of life. You should know the description of each, any vocabulary associated, be able to provide an example, and assess how each characteristics relates to the others.

  1. Cells
  2. Metabolism
  3. Reproduction
  4. Homeostasis
  5. Evolve
  6. Heredity
  7. Respond to Stimuli
  8. Growth/Development

 

SEHS: Here is the .xlsx file you’ll need to put in numbers

 

8/18 – D Period

Hey D Period!

Sorry I can’t be with you today, but I’m on my way to Louisville with our Football team.

In my Absence, Mrs. Klott is going to help you navigate through today’s activities. Here’s what you need to accomplish:

  1. Complete the Hypothesis & Variables handout I gave you last class. Work with your table mates to complete this together. Then…
  2. Flip to the back-side and have fun finding the scientific method terms in the word search as a group!
  3. Then, with your shoulder partner (same partner from the Tennis Ball Lab) complete the “Big Pill Company” activity that you picked up when you came in today.
  4. When you finish with those, compare your answers with the other group at your table.
  5. Finally, use whatever time you have left to look over the packet you picked up today about the Inquiry Lab you will complete next class. You and your shoulder partner will be testing either the strength of toilet paper or the absorbency of paper towels, your choice. You will create a procedure and collect data to prove or disprove your hypothesis. Then, you will each be writing a formal lab report outlined in this packet. Today, you should think about how you will accomplish this experiment and what your procedure may be.

Enjoy the Welcome Week assembly and I’ll see you next week!

Lab Safety… it’s no Accident

Today we’ll be going over some important information about your safety in a Lab setting. After review the Lab Safety rules (check the documents page for your specific class for a PDF version), take a look at the image below. See if you can spot some incidences of failing to follow lab procedures for safety.

Reminder there will be a “Common Sense” Lab Safety Quiz tomorrow for Biology

First Day of School 2017!!!

I know… I feel the same way.

Welcome to Mr. Kubuske’s Class! First, please add this link to your home screen (If you do it right, you should see a picture of your new favorite teacher smiling at you right from your iPad). After that feel free to browse this page. At the top are links to class pages where notes, assignments, and documents will be posted for you to download as we work through our curriculum. There’s a page for students, a page about Mr. K, and other resources available. On the right (or bottom if you are using Safari on the iPad) are links to my twitter and other information that will help you.

Next, there are a few papers on the front table I’d like you to pick up. You will need to keep these papers all semester so put them in a safe place. Eventually, these papers will need to go in your Class 3-ring binder. Yes, a separate binder just for Science. Trust me, I’m helping you out here. You must have the binder by Monday! This is your 2nd assignment of the year.

Once you have the papers you can complete the assignment titled Biology Procedures Activity that you picked up from the front table. This, in case you were wondering, is your first assignment of the year.

As a reminder, you will need to download your iBook at home or in a place where you can be on a wifi network for a long period of time.

Thanks for participating and we look forward to working with you this year!