Week of Nov 4-8 2019


Monday Nov 4th – Punnett Square Quiz. Classwork/Homework   – Sponge Baby traits using a spinner  – see me for a copy

Tuesday Nov. 5th – Intro to Incomplete Dominance – video clip below and practice using the Bikini Bottoms Incomplete Dominance Worksheet

Sponge Bob Incomplete Dominance

Wednesday Nov. 6th – 

 – Mrs. Gilmore out – Students read about Codominance, Incomplete Dominance, multiple alleles, and Sex-linked Traits. HW  – Color by Number Punnett Square Review ( copyrighted I cannot post – they can see me to get a copy)

Non – Mendelian Genetics Patterns

Thursday Nov 7th   -We will grade the Sheets from yesterday and work on the genetic disorders foldable due Tuesday

Genetic Disorders Foldable

Friday  Nov. 8th – Genetic Disorders Nearpod – you can access through google classroom. Finish foldable above under Thursday’s assignment. 

Thursday Oct. 31st


Today students worked on an in class project – Dead Scientists Tombstones. The researched a scientist and made a headstone containing the information to hang in the hallway in our “graveyard” I have decided to move the Punnett Square Quiz to Monday so we can practice punnett squares more tomorrow. Thanks! Have a Happy Halloween!

Tuesday Oct. 29th


Today we discussed probability and punnett squares! Students saw a ppt. on probability and we discussed ratios, fractions, and percents. We then worked through Bikini Bottoms I ( Sponge Bob) Genetics together using Notability and Apple TV. Tomorrow we will practice punnett squares again for our quiz Friday. Genetics Reading Guide ( from yesterday) due tomorrow!

Probability PPT

Bikini Bottoms I Genetics

Monday Oct. 28th


10/28 – Today we began our unit on Genetics! We checked the picture dictionary vocab words for 20 pts. and students were told their score on the DNA Test from Friday. We saw two powerpoints on Genetic Traits and Gregor Mendel. Students were given 30 mins in class to work on the Genetics Reading Guide that is due on Wednesday. Tomorrow we will begin Punnett Squares and have a quiz on these on Friday!

Mendel Powerpoint

Genetic Traits PPT Pics

Reading Guide – Genetics ( only go through #32)

Week of Oct. 21-25 2019


Monday – NOVA Video – “A Killer’s Trial” the forensic study of Sam Sheppards Murder Trial and Recent DNA discoveries.We will do a writing piece on this tomorrow. We will also have “pop” quiz tomorrow so the HW is to study your DNA notesheet from last week. Big test on DNA on Friday 

Tuesday  -“pop” quiz on DNA followed by a writing piece from A Killer’s Trial or Anastasia Dead or Alive to be completed in class. Homework – Complete the Study Sheet for Friday’s Test on DNA/RNA – Replication, Transcription, and Translation.

DNA/RNA Protein Synthesis Study Sheet

Wednesday -Today students built DNA segments out of K’NEX blocks. We reviewed DNA objectives from last week. We will have a test Friday on DNA and RNA.

Thursday  – Today we will extract DNA from a Strawberry using dish soap and salt. Study for the Test tomorrow!

DNA/RNA Quizlet

Friday – Test Day! HW – Picture Dictionary.

Week of Oct 14-18 2019


Monday   – No School for Students. Grades have been averaged – Breakdown is as follows:

Parenting Day this Friday – Please see the notes under Friday!

Benchmark Average: 81.4

1st 9 weeks Average: 87

Tuesday – Students will take 1/2 of the DNA Synthesis Notes today from the powerpoint. We will watch a few youtube video clips on the structure of DNA

DNA Notesheet to go with powerpoint 

DNA Powerpoint

Wednesday – We will continue the other 1/2 of the notes and begin a reading guide due Friday.

Thursday – DNA Dogs Activity in class – DNA Dogs due Monday. Reading Guide due tomorrow.

Friday  -DNA Tic Tac Know  classwork activity

Parenting Day – You are invited to hear speakers from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department speak on Vaping and Social Media Issues in our county at 10:00.  Please stay and visit 4th and 5th period classrooms ( I will not be in my room due to being the Parenting Day Coordinator :)) and stay for lunch with your child on this day!

Week of Monday Sept 23rd – Friday Sept 27th


Monday – Today the students checked the foldable from Friday. We discussed photosynthesis and respiration and saw a powerpoint on the two processes. Students watched Bill Nye Plants and we discussed the mechanism for photosynthesis again at the end. No HW tonight.

Tuesday  – Today we  will discuss Cell Transport and students will complete  a teacher led NEARPOD on the chromebooks. This nearpod will be in  google classroom. We will also   fill out a note sheet on active and passive transport. No HW

Wednesday  -Students will work on a tic-tac-know lesson that will be  turned in at the end of class – NO HW

 Thursday  – Students will complete the first half of the gummy bear osmosis lab and will begin working on the cell transport reading guide ( due Monday)

Cell Transport Reading Guide

Friday –  Students will finish the gummy bear lab and questions in their lab groups. They will have time to work on the Cell Transport Reading Guide above which is due on Monday. We will have a quiz Tuesday on Photosynthesis, Respiration, and Cell Transport. Our Benchmark test is Monday Oct. 7th and our DSQ Test will be Tuesday Oct. 8th. 

Quizlet review for cell transport


Week of Sept 3-6 2019


Monday – No School Labor Day

Tuesday – Students will begin the Cells in the Headlines Project that we will work on in class for two days and it will be due on Friday!

Cells in the Headlines Directions ( please note this is due Fri. Sept 6th,  not the 9th as indicated on the link. The hard copy students received on Tuesday has the correct date on it).

Wednesday – Continue Cells in the Headlines

Thursday – PUNK ROCK DAY – Punk the Pirates!

Cell City Analogy and Cell Job Application HW ( they will have a copy of this as I cannot post )

Cell City Analogy

Friday – Nearpod on Cell Organelles. Students will go to google classroom and complete in class. TEST ON THE CELL NEXT WEDNESDAY 9/11!


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Monday August 26th


Today in class we discussed the microscope and the cell theory. Students saw two powerpoints and took notes on the Cell Theory PPT.  They were given a wordsearch to work on at the end of class that is due on Wed.  We will have a quiz on the microscope parts definitions and locations on Friday. Students should bring in a magazine that they can “cut up” for a project next week. The deadline for the magazine is Friday.

Wordsearch – Microscopes

Cell Theory PPT

PPT Notes

Microscope Study Guide

Wednesday August 21st


Today we reviewed the characteristics of life. Students did fill in the blank notes from the powerpoint below on the history of spontaneous generation

Spontaneous Generation Powerpoint with blanks for notesheet

HW is to create a vocab foldable using the following terms – Organism, Cell, Unicellular, Multicellular, Stimulus, Response, Development, and Homeostasis. They should take a piece of paper and fold like a ” hotdog” and cut 8 strips on one side. They should place one term on each strip. They should put a colorful picture on the back of each strip and the definition behind each door ( on the solid strip). It should look similar to the one below but you don’t have to have the title strip that they have in yellow. These are due tomorrow.

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Week of August 12th – 16th 2019


Monday -We discussed the definition of science and students were given a Textbook Survey/Review to work on while lockers were given out. Students were given a table of contents and we set up our binders. There will be a quiz next Monday on Science Skills and the Scientific Method.

Tuesday – Students will do the pipe cleaner challenge in groups. We will have a few minutes to work on the Textbook Survey/Review from yesterday ( we will check this tomorrow for a grade).

Wednesday – We will check the Textbook Review/Survey and take notes from a powerpoint on the Scientific Method – Quiz Monday

Powerpoint Notes

Notesheet with blanks to go with Power Point

Thursday – We will review the Scientific Method and complete the What is Science? Reading Guide in class. Color by number for HW if not complete in class.

Friday – Lab Groups will try and “SAVE FRED”. Quiz Monday !

Quizlet Review