Now, tell me what you really think…

I have had a lot of fun with you this semester and I hope you have too (and maybe learned something along the way! Make sure you take a look at the Final Study Guide & Answer Key and get those notecards filled out!

For now, please complete the Semester 1 Student Feedback form. It helps me improve your classroom experience and your education. Thanks so much and have a great Holiday Break!

Link: Student Survey

Plans for 12/11

I’m home with my son today so you’ll have to enjoy the start of the LAST WEEK OF THE SEMESTER without me. Here’s what I’d like you to work on while I’m out.

Biology D & E

Finish and turn in your Snorks. Then work on your Unit 6 study guide

Chemistry G

Take the naming practice test (in the back of the room)

Biology A

I apologize because today was supposed to be your review game for your Unit 6 test, which for you is your next class. You have a copy of the Study guide so feel free to use this time to work on that and study together.

Have a happy Monday!

Plan for 11/2

Sorry for not being there today.  In the mean time here is what I want you to work on while I’m out.

Biology:

    1. Use the page number listed on your notes (puzzle pieces) to get the notes on active transport.
    2. Then, watch the YouTube video on Active Transport (below) and take any additional notes and Highlight anything you already had. If you want to download the notes page and take notes on notability it can be found by clicking this link.
    3. Then take the 10 question T/F Quiz
    4. Finally, if there is time, answer the review questions with your table mates… or “tates” as I like to call them.

As a reminder… your Unit 4 test is Next Tuesday!

Origin of Eukaryotes

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Yesterday we discussed prokaryotes; their characteristics and examples. Today, we’ll examine the eukaryotic cell and its characteristics. But, before we do, lets take a moment to theorize where Eukaryotes evolved from 1.5 billion years ago.

For today’s warm up, do the “Endosymbiosis” worksheet

Key ← Use it as a resource, not to copy

Then we’ll be taking some time to learn the parts of a Eukaryotic cell. Please watch the YouTube Video or open the PPT in Keynote to complete the “Cell Part Chart” in a paper format or as a PDF.

In our next class, we’ll review the types of cells as well as this chart and the parts of a Eukaryotic cell.

9/1 & 9/5

Sorry I can’t be with you for our lab today. I’ll be leaving early Friday for Football and will be coming in late on Tuesday from an appointment.

While you’re here, you’ll be working on some water stations. You’ll have 5-6 minutes at each station to complete the activity, record the results, write a conclusion, and clean up before heading to the next station.

When you’re done, please do the “Water Review” questions on the back of the overview you got last class.

The directions are pretty straightforward but there will be sub to help if you need.

Good luck, have fun, and please don’t leave a mess!

 

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!