We have almost made it to Spring Break! Yay! Last week we dissected the sheep hearts and learned about heat procedures and testing for heart disease. This week we are getting ready for our unit test on the CVS and taking the ACT Aspire III
Monday- CVS Study Guide. Students were given 40 minutes in class to work on this. They were allowed to work with a partner during the last 20 minutes if they wanted to. This is due Wednesday. They were told they could omit the last question #39 ( Drawing) since they drew the heart in their Tic Tac Know Activity and colored a heart on their Sheep Dissection Lab Sheet last week. Students were shown their scores from the ACT Interim II in Science as well as their ACT Interim I scores to compare. We will take Interim III tomorrow in class.
Monday 2/26 – Today we began the Integumentary System ( Skin) . We read the textbook section on skin orally and students were given a Skin Worksheet to complete in class. They were also given an article and questions about Tanning and Skin Cancer for HW. Our Benchmark will be our Skeletal, Muscular, and Skin Test on Friday. Students will be given a study guide tomorrow, but should study all notes and handouts.
Monday – Students watched the Trials of Life Symbiosis Video in class and filled in the worksheet on the animal relationships they observed
Tuesday – Intro to the Human Body. Students took a “pretest” matching the body systems with the descriptions. We then watched an intro Amoeba Sisters 8 min clip on the human body. Students took notes on the back of the pretest on the organization of the human body. We then looked at a powerpoint on the Skeleton and students filled in the 21 bones that they need to know for a big quiz on Friday. SPELLING COUNTS! This is like a spelling test in elementary school where they are going to have to sit down and memorize the bone locations and how to spell them. The test will be exactly like the skeleton they were given today. This will be 63 GOLD points. Students were instructed to answer the 4 questions on the back of the skeleton labeling sheet.
Wednesday – We will go over all the bones for the test on Friday. We will review the functions of the skeletal system and the 4 types of moveable joints. Students will draw a colorful picture of the 4 joints and describe each type using their textbooks. These will be due tomorrow
Thursday – Review for Skeleton Test TOMORROW!!!! SPELLING COUNTS!!!! Notes on Muscles – Muscle ppt, Muscle Video Clips.
Monday – Students watched amoeba sisters cycles of nature video clip and used the textbooks in class to answer questions about the nitrogen, water, and carbon cycles. HW is to complete the foldable. See links below! We have a test on Thursday on Ecology!
Tuesday February 13th – today we reviewed the Water, Carbon, and Nitrogen Cycle. Students were in groups and completed the lab, “Capturing the Wild Bean ” they may need to complete the lab questions for HW. Test Thursday.
Monday – students will finish the ACT Aspire from Friday ( if needed, most students finished). Students will use the chromebooks to create a natural selection cartoon using the website storythat. The assignment and link are in google classroom. Many finished today but these will be due by Friday.
Tuesday – Today we did a powerpoint and video clip on Ecology. Students filled in a graphic organizer style notesheet with basic vocabulary and were instructed to finish the Biotic/Abiotic worksheets on the back ( no book needed)
We welcome a student teacher to our classroom . Mrs. Donnenwirth from the University of Montevallo will be working with and teaching the students throughout this semester.
Monday January 22nd – Today students watched the A&E Biography on Charles Darwin. They completed a short question sheet as they watched the video.
Tuesday & Wednesday Jaun 23&24th – Students will work on a Natural Selection Reading Guide Packet in class using the textbooks. These sheets along with the Darwin Reading Guide from last week will be used for an open note test NEXT FRIDAY Feb 2nd! ( see me to get the worksheets if you are absent)
Welcome back! Today we talked about Natural Selection, Charles Darwin, and the Galapagos Finches. Students saw an introductory powerpoint and worked on a reading guide due Monday. Next week we will discuss Darwin’s life and theories and do some natural selection lab simulations. Have a great weekend!
Monday – We reviewed the classification system of Linnaeus from last week. Students were given class time to complete a reading guide and make a mini “poster” on their favorite kingdom. We will have a quiz ( big quiz 60 points) on Classification on Thursday.
Tuesday – We will complete the Kingdom Cards Lab for prizes for the first group in each class to correctly put various organisms into their proper kingdoms. We will then watch Bill Nye – Classification. Quiz Thursday – study all notes and play the quizlet below