We reviewed pedigrees and genetic disorders today. Students worked on the study guide in class for our test on Friday
Today we reviewed some genetic disorders that we read about last week. Students saw the amoeba sisters clip – Pedigree Charts. We worked on 4 charts together ( both Autosomal Dom/Recessive and Sex-Linked traits) We will have our Genetics Unit Test on Friday. The students will get a study guide tomorrow in class.
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
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)
Thursday Nov 7th -We will grade the Sheets from yesterday and work on the genetic disorders foldable due Tuesday
Friday Nov. 8th – Genetic Disorders Nearpod – you can access through google classroom. Finish foldable above under Thursday’s assignment.
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!
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!
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!
Reading Guide – Genetics ( only go through #32)
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.
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!
Friday – Test Day! HW – Picture Dictionary.
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
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!
Today we checked the benchmark study guide and students reviewed through video clips and looking at previous powerpoints.
Today students got the study guide back to work on and we will check it tomorrow. We played review games for our benchmark test on Monday! https://quizizz.com/join/ follow the link and put in the code 725927 to play until 9 PM on Sunday Oct. 6th!
I was out today due to PD at the county. Students worked on a study guide for the Benchmark Test on Monday Oct. 7th ( DSQ Open note test is Tuesday Oct. 8th ) . They will get it back tomorrow and be able to work on it. We will check it on Thursday!
Today students took a quiz on Cell Processes. They then read an article on Cancer Cells which is due tomorrow ( I cannot post it here due to copyright )
Today we reviewed for our quiz tomorrow on Cell Processes. Play the review games below on the padlet board
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)
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.
Meiosis Quiz Today! Foldable on Photosynthesis and Respiration today after the quiz, finish for HW if you did not finish in class!
Today students did the chromosocks lab using tube socks as chromosomes and rubber bands as centromeres. They sketched their lab on the lab sheet in class. Meiosis Quiz tomorrow!
Today we went over meiosis again and discussed the haploid and diploid numbers for organisms. We read aloud the section on meiosis in the text book and students answered questions and sketched the stages in a chart. We will have a quiz Friday on Meiosis
Today students had a quiz on the Cell Cycle ( Mitosis). We then talked about Meiosis and how sex cells don’t do mitosis because we dont want them to all be clones. We saw the Meiosis Square Dance video clip and will continue to discuss this tomorrow and will do the chromosocks lab Thursday. We will have a quiz on Meiosis on Friday.
Today we reviewed the Cell Cycle and will have a quiz on this tomorrow. Students acted out the parts of the chromosomes, centrioles, and spindle fibers. We created posters of each stage using pipe cleaners and yarn. We checked the Reading Guide on the Cell Cycle from last week ( study this for tomorrow) Quizlet link below. https://quizlet.com/_2igpgf
Cell Cycle PPT, acted out the cell cycle, checked work from yesterday, watched you tube clip on Mitosis!
Look over your notes for a quiz next week! Roll Tide!
Students worked on a reading guide on the Cell Cycle using the textbook in class. Hw is to color and read the mitosis coloring sheet.
Test Day! HW for after the test – complete the vocab chart
Today we reviewed for our big Cell Test on Wednesday. All classes worked on the study guide which is due tomorrow. Please study all notes from the characteristics of living things on in your binders. We will play review games tomorrow. Go back and look at powerpoints from previous weeks as well as a test review.
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 )
Friday – Nearpod on Cell Organelles. Students will go to google classroom and complete in class. TEST ON THE CELL NEXT WEDNESDAY 9/11!
ROLL TIDE AND HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
Microscope Quiz Day. Magazines due today. Cell organelles coloring sheets due today
HAVE A GREAT LABOR DAY!!
Today all classes worked on the color/label plant and animal cells from yesterday . These are due on Friday . Students will have the microscope quiz on tomorrow and have a magazine due on tomorrow
Today the students did a nearpod lesson on the Cell Theory using the chromebooks. Tomorrow we will check the “What is Life” reading guide from last Thursday and the Wordsearch from Monday.
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.
Today we reviewed the theory of Spontaneous Generation and the famous experiments of Redi and Pasteur. Students were given the entire period to start their Comic Strips in class. These will be due on Monday.
Today we checked the foldable and reviewed the characteristics of life from yesterday. We read the text and answered questions together on the What is Life Reading Guide in class. LINK – 2-1 Reading Guide Classwork
Tomorrow they will create a comic strip in class from either Pasteur or Redi’s experiment.
Today we reviewed the characteristics of life. Students did fill in the blank notes from the powerpoint below on the history of spontaneous generation
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.
Today we did an activity with a partner called , “Is Sammy Alive” . Students discussed and argued what the definition of life is. They saw a powerpoint and we discussed the characteristics of life. No HW tonight. Open House tonight – 6:00
Quiz Day!!!! No HW! Have a great weekend!
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
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 !