Mrs. Washington’s World of Science

Week of August 7, 2017

Tuesday

1.  Journal-  What do you expect to gain from high school?

2.  Discuss the syllabus

Wednesday

1.  Journal -Who Am I?

2.  Lab Safety Video

3.  Student Folders/Numbers

Thursday

1.  Journal-Describe some lab safety methods

2. Team Sheet

3.Lab Safety rules

Friday

1.  Journal-Unscramble the Lab Safety Quotes

2.  Lab Safety Quiz

3. Inquiry Minds

Week of August 14, 2017

Monday

1.  Journal- If I could be any animal, I  would be a______________________ (Why).

2.  Taxonomy-Who Am I

Tuesday

1.  Journal-Bar Graphs

2.  Lab Safety Equipment Sheet

3. Taxonomy-Who Am I

Wednesday

1.  Journal-  Name and explain the uses of five types of lab equipment.

2.  Review lab equipment

Thursday

1.  Journal- I am just like a _______________. Name the animal. (Explain)

2.  Create two types of science lab equipment. Explain the uses.

Friday

1.  Journal- What things do we study in biology?

2.  Create two types of science lab equipment. Explain the uses.

Week of August 21, 2017

Monday

1. Journal-All organisms share what characteristics

2. Quadrants. (1.1-1.2)

word definition
picture sentence

3. Crossword Puzzle Lab Equipment-Homework

Tuesday

1. Journal-None

2. Quadrants. (1.1-1.2)

word definition
picture sentence

3. Crossword Puzzle Lab Equipment-Homework

Wednesday

1. Journal- Read pages 4-7. Answer Formative Assessment Questions in complete sentences.

2. Check Crossword Puzzle Lab Equipment

3. Power point presentation -The study of Life (1.1)

Thursday

1. Journal- Read pages 8-13. Answer Formative Assessment Questions in complete sentences.

2. Discuss 1.1 & 1.2

Friday

1. Journal-None

2. 1.1 & 1.2 Vocabulary Test

3. Power point presentation -The Study of Life (1.1)

Week of August 28, 2017

Monday

1. Journal-Read pages 15-20. Answer the formative assessment questions on page 15(Write in sentence format.)

2. Power point presentation- 1.2 Unifying themes of Biology

Tuesday

1. Journal- How do scientist solve problems?

2. Scientific Method Worksheet

Wednesday

1. Journal-Sponge Bob and Patrick

2. Scientific Method Worksheet

3. Quiz on 1.1 & 1.2

Thursday

1. Journal-Sponge Bob and Sandy Flowers

2. Review 1.3 Scientific Method

Friday

1. Scientific Method Worksheet

Monday

No School Labor Day

Tuesday

1. M & M Lab

Wednesday

1. Quiz on Variables (1.3)

2. Quadrants 1.3

Thursday

1. 1.3 Quadrants

2. Read pages 46-50. Answer the formative assessment questions on page 50.

Friday

ACT Prep

Week of September 11, 2017-Sepotember 15, 2017

Monday-No School

Tuesday-No School

Wednesday

1. Journal-None

2. Review Independent and Dependent Variables

Thursday

1. Journal-None

2. Define 2.1,2.2,&2.3 Vocabulary

3.Read (2.3) Carbon Based Molecules

4.Write and answer the formative assessment questions on page 50.

Friday

Chapter 1 Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson Plans

Weeks of August 7,2017 -September 11,2017

High School Learning Targets/ACOS Standards:1.

Related Skills: 1.  Introduce students to Biology class guidelines procedures, expectations and rules. 2. Identify safety lab procedures, rules, and guidelines. 3. Introduce a taxonomy. 4. Use models to compare and contrast how structural characteristics of carbohydrates, nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids define their function in organism. 5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe the function and diversity of organelles and structures in various types of cells. (muscle cells having a large amount of mitochondria, plasmids in bacteria, and chloroplasts in plant cells).

Reading Assignments:   Students will read chapter 1 and the newspaper.

Instructional Strategies: Cooperative Grouping, Oral Presentations, Lecture, Review Questions, Vocabulary, Reflection, Independent Study, Journals/Bell Ringers, Chapter Reviews, Writing activities, Labs, Outlines, Science related videos and power points. 

Student Activities:   Journals, Oral Discussion, labs, Class Participation, Notebook Activities, Summarize News Articles, Chapter Reviews, Quadrants, Take Notes, Outline, video reviews, presentations/projects, and critical thinking activities. 

Methods of Evaluations:  Class work, Homework, Test, Quiz, Class Participation, projects, group presentations, labs, and individual presentations.

Resources Used:  Biology the Dynamics of Life & Biology-(Author: Stephen Nowicki)

Modifications: Extra time will be given to complete some assignments. Students can report to the resource room for extra assistance and test.  Cooperative grouping will take place.

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Homework

Week of August 7th

Monday-No school

Tuesday- Turn in Signature Pages/Fee

Wednesday- Turn in Signature Pages/Fee

Thursday-Study for Lab Safety Quiz

Friday- None

Week of August 14th

Monday- Complete Equipment Sheet

Tuesday- None

Wednesday- None

Thursday-Complete Create a tool

Friday-None

Week of August 21, 2017

Monday- Complete 1.1 & 1.2 Quadrants/Equipment Crossword Puzzle

Tuesday- Study 1.1 Notes

Wednesday-Study 1.1 & 1.2 Vocabulary

Thursday- Study 1.1 & 1.2 Vocabulary

Friday-None

Week of August 28, 2017

Monday-None

Tuesday- Study notes

Wednesday-Bring M&M’s

Thursday-

Friday-None

Week of September 4, 2017

Monday- Review 1.3

Tuesday-Review 1.3

Wednesday-Complete 1.3 Quadrants

Thursday-Study for test

Friday-Study for test

Week of September 11, 2017

Monday-No School

Tuesday-No School

Wednesday-Study for Exam

Thursday-Study for Exam

Friday- None

 

Due Dates

Signature Pages – August 10, 2017

1.1 & 1.2 Quadrants- August 23, 2017

1.1 & 1.2 Vocabulary Test- August 25, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biology Syllabus

 

Instructor: Mrs. A Washington

 

Text: 1,  Biology The Dynamics Of Life   2.  Biology- Author: Stephen Nowicki 

Course Description:    Biology is a required, inquiry-based course focused on providing all high school students with foundational life science content about the patterns, processes and interactions among living organisms.

Purpose: The course is designed to include scientific knowledge emphasizing in depth the study of the strands of structure and function of living systems while viewing diversity, adaptation, heredity, and reproduction of organisms and the study of their environments.

Materials: Students will need the following materials: Notebooks, College rule paper, Blue/Black pen, Pencil, Folder, Color Pencils, and Markers. Students are required to bring their Textbooks, Journals, Notebooks, and Writing Utensils daily!

Fees: All students are ask to pay a $10.00 science fee.

Assessments: Quizzes, Homework, Class work, Class Participation, Notebook Check, Notebook Test, Lab Assignments, News Article Summaries, Journals/ Bell Ringers, and Reports/Projects

Grading Procedures: To Communicate your progress to your parents / guardians, a progress report will be issued at the end of 4 ½ weeks and a report card will be issued at the end of the nine week period.

All points for assignments and tests will be totaled at the end of the grading period. There are usually three to five chapter test administered during a nine weeks period in addition to the other forms of assessments listed above.

The nine week grades will reflect a variety of formal and informal assessments. Gold Assignments (60%) – consist of test, announced quizzes, notebooks, journals, & nine week projects. Silver assignments (30%) – consist of group projects, news articles, & homework assignments. Bronze (10%) – consist of daily work, pop quizzes, etc…

At the end of the 1st and 3rd nine weeks, a comprehensive assessment may be administered to all biology students. This assessment will count as a major test grade. At the end of the 2nd and 4th nine weeks, a semester exam will be given. This assessment will be 20% of their grade.

Make up work: Test may be made up only if the student has an Excused absence. The student will be expected to make up the test as soon as he/she returns to school. It is board policy that within three days of the return from an absence The Student should arrange with the teacher to make up missed assignments.

Classroom Rules:

  1. Be on time. 2. Be prepared for class (bring textbook, journal, notebook, black/ blue pen).
  2. Do not get out of your seat with out permission. 4. Be courteous and respectful of others so that you do not hinder the learning process. 5. Do not touch items that do not belong to you (the teachers desk and chairs are off limits). 6. Abide by the dress code. 7. Turn homework in at the beginning of class. 8. No profanity.   9. The bell does not dismiss you; I do. 10. Place only the necessary materials for class on your desk. 11. No cell phone usage in class.  Cell phone usage without permission will lead to the cell phone being confiscated. The Cell Phone will be returned the following school day.

Consequences: School –wide discipline for class one violations

                                   *1st time- student conference after class

                                   *2nd time- parent contact (email, note, or phone call)

                                   *3rd time- assigned detention by teacher

Class one violations include but are not limited to: Dress code, No materials/Not prepared for class, class disturbances, sleeping in class, lack of cooperation, chronic tardiness, and violation of classroom rules. Continuation of class-one violations automatically become class-two violations and will result in intervention by the office. Class two violations include Hats, nuisance items such as ipods, cd-players, cards, etc., Defiance, Disrespect, Obscene Language or Materials, Vandalism.

 

Contact Information: Angela Washington, room D05

                                     awashington@shelbyed.k12.org

                                     (205) 682-7200