Students were given a NEARPOD assignment in google classroom to do on the chromebooks. No HW
Today we reviewed beginning digestion and worked on tthe foldable from yesterday. Students then took notes from a ppt on digestion. Finish the foldable from yesterday that is due tomorrow. Bring earbuds tomorrow if you have them!
Today we begin the Digestive System! Students did a KWL chart in their notebooks and were given a new table of contents for this 9 weeks. We discussed the beginning of digestion and saw a 6 min video clip of the digestive system from an endoscopy camera. Students were given class time to work on the foldable due Thursday on beginning digestion ( from the mouth to the stomach).
Today students took the benchmark test! DSQ TEST Monday ! No Homework!
Today students used a padlet board on the chromebook to review for the Benchmark Test on Friday! Go to google classroom for the link to the padlet review, quizizz in HW mode, and Gimkit!
Today students completed a study guide in class for the benchmark test Friday ( Skeletal, Muscular, and Integumentary Systems)
DSQ Test Monday 3/9
Today students learned about the Integumentary System and we discussed the ways out skin protects and helps us. Students were given a reading guide on skin after the ppt presentation and video clips. HW is to create a small poster on the back of the worksheet that is colorful and contains text and pictures informing others on how to protect and take care of their skin. Benchmark Test Friday!
Bone Quiz & Nye Muscles and Bones Video
Today students completed a Tic Tac Know Assignment in class. See me to get a copy.
Today we reviewed the bones to get ready for our quiz Friday. We took notes on muscles from a powerpoint and then saw a video clip of a man using all his muscle power at once. STUDY for the bone quiz tomorrow -= no surprises just know them all and how to spell them. Finish the muscles coloring sheet
Today we continued to study the skeletal system. We reviewed the info and the bone labeling from yesterday. We saw a few discovery school clips on the amazing human skeleton and the Classwork/Homework is to draw and label and define the four movable joints in the human skeleton.
Today we began our unit on the Human Body which will carry us until the end of the year! We will start with the Skeletal System. Students took a short “pretest” on the body systems to see if they could name them and then took notes on the levels of organization in the human body. They saw a powerpoint on the skeletal system and labeled a skeleton ( quiz on this and spelling counts no word bank on Friday!) Then they answered the questions on the back of the skeleton worksheet using the textbook.
Monday – No School for Students
Tuesday – Today students graded the Cycles of Nature Foldable from last week. We went over basic vocab ( see powerpoint from last Friday’s post ) and worked on the study guide for the Ecology Test tomorrow. We will check it tomorrow before the test as it is mostly vocab and all found in the notes and assignments from this unit. Please see Friday’s post for the study guide and a quizlet review. Test tomorrow
Wednesday – Test Day. HW – Vocab Cell, Tissue, Muscle Tissue, Nervous Tissue, Connective Tissue, Epithelial Tissue, Organ, Organ System, Homeostasis, Stress. Define and draw a colorful pic to represent each term
Thursday – Students will read and answer comprehension questions on articles about African American Scientists.
Friday – Check vocab from Wed. “Pretest” on the Human Body Systems. We will watch the Eyewitness Video – The Human Machine and answer questions during.
We will begin the Skeletal System on Monday! Have a Super Weekend!
Monday – Today students attended a field trip to OMHS to see the show choirs perform. The classes I saw today 3,4,5,6 completed a nearpod lesson on Isle Royale and the wolf/moose issue. It is a real life 65 year study on a predator/prey relationship on Lake Superior.
Tuesday – Populations Lesson – PPT and video clips. CW/HW – Populations Reading Guide due THURSDAY
Wednesday – Water/Carbon/Nitrogen Cycle ppt and clips. Water Cycle Foldable Due Friday
Thursday- We will check the populations reading guide from Tuesday for points and review the cycles from yesterday . We will spend time in class creating our Nerdy Valentines – they are due tomorrow. Foldable from yesterday due tomorrow.
Friday- Study for your Ecology Test on Wed 2/19. See links below
Study Guide – Ecology ( Students will receive on Tuesday)
NO SCHOOL MONDAY FOR STUDENTS
Monday- Galapagos Animal Research Day. Students were given a research sheet to use with the ipads to research and draw a Galapagos Animal . These will be due on Wednesday. See me if you were out for your animal assignment and the research sheet and white paper. Tomorrow is our open note test on Evolution. You should still study and have your notes as back up. You may use anything in your binder. Play the review games on the Padlet that we did in class Friday. ( you can access through google classroom)
Tuesday – Test on Evolution ( you may use your notes ) and complete the Galapagos Animals that are due tomorrow!
Wednesday – Begin Notes on Ecology and Discuss Symbiotic Relationships in Nature. We will take notes on Ecology terms ( many you will know – food chain, food web, etc).Biotic/Abiotic sheet for HW
Thursday – We will “act out” soap opera symbiosis and try to guess which relationships in nature they represent. If time students will come up with “skits” Classwork – Notes , homework – Color By Number on Symbiosi( see me to get a copy of this as it is copyrighted and I cannot post it here).
Friday– BBC – “Trials of Life – Living Together” Video. Students will complete the worksheet questions to ID the Symbiotic relationships in the video. No HW!
Monday and Tuesday – – Skittle Fish Lab. We will discuss speciation and convergence and students will do a lab to simulate natural selection in the skittle fish population in two different environments. Lab questions and graphs are due by Wednesday – this is a gold grade!
Wednesday – We will discuss mimicry and camouflage and other protective adaptations. Students will work on a foldable in class that is due Friday
Thursday – Students will take the scantron performance series test in Science
Friday – Students will go to google classroom and access review games for our Open Note Test Tuesday on Evolution
Monday – No School MLK Holiday
Tuesday – Students worked on a comic strip on a natural selection scenario they drew out of a bucket. They went to storyboardthat.com and logged in with google. We will work on it on Wed. in class also and it is due by Thursday morning
Wednesday – Students finished the comic strip and used the chromebooks to complete the nearpod on evolution.
Thursday – We will present the comics on the big screen and read together and scan the pictures in the text book on evolution. Students will begin the reading guides that they will have the entire period tomorrow to work on.
Friday – Evolution Reading Guide Questions.
Monday – Welcome to the first full school week of 2020! We are continuing our unit on Classification. We will have a 60 point quiz tomorrow. Students should study the vocab predict chart, 3 domains drawings, and the Classification Reading Guide. We started the Original Organisms Drawings today that will be due on Wednesday. Use the links below for extra review –
Original Organisms Assignment – due Wed
Tuesday – Quiz and Finish Original Organisms due tomorrow!
Wednesday – Darwin Reading Guide and Kingdoms Flyer HW
Thursday – Today students will check the reading guide from yesterday and watch a ppt on Darwin and Natural Selection. Students are to complete the Voyage of the Beagle Map for HW
Friday – Today students will watch the A&E Documentary on Charles Darwin and answer the 4 questions about his life. No HW!
MLK Birthday Monday – No School
Welcome back to 2020! It is going to be a great year and new semester at OMMS! I hope you had lots of fun, got lots of rest, and enjoyed time with your families! The grades for last 9 weeks were great! All the classes final averages averaged together to a 90.4 %. Great Job! We have a short week ahead of us to learn a few new things about how Scientists classify living things. Did you know they recently named a prehistoric shark after Coach Bear Bryant ( Roll Tide – sorry I could not resist!) See the pic below!
Tuesday– We will start the small unit on Classification of Living Things. Students will do a vocab predict chart with me and then we will skim over the textbook sections on the Domains of Life. HW will be to finish the Domains Drawings we start in classby Thursday.
Wednesday -Kingdom Cards Lab in groups – groups compete to see who can name the kingdom for unidentified organisms based on characteristics listed. Domains Drawings from yesterday are due tomorrow.
Thursday – Reading Guide in Class – due tomorrow ( students will have the entire class period to work on this. It will be like the “study guide” for their 60 point test on Tuesday.
Friday – Bring your earbuds for a great Nearpod Lesson on Classification!
Have a great weekend! We will have a test on classification next Tuesday 1/14
Monday – Protists Notes and Powerpoint no HW!
Benchmark Tuesday Dec. 17th / DSQ Open Note Journal Test Wed Dec. 18th
Tuesday – Reading Guide – Protists Classwork – See me to get if you were out.
HW – Ode to a paramecium or a euglena – example on the reading guide.
Wednesday – Meet in the C-17 Science Lab for the Microscope Lab! We will look at Bacteria, Paramecium, Amoebas, Euglenas, Human muscle and artery cells, live samples of volvox, euglena, paramecium, and amoebas .
Thursday – We will discuss Fungus and take notes on Fungi. Tomorrow we will work on a study guide for our benchmark which is on Tuesday 12/17. DSQ Open Note test is on Wednesday 12/18
Friday – Study Guide – We will work on the study guide all day today and if any part is not done it will be due on Monday.
https://quizizz.com/join?gc=841117 code should automatically be in there, but it is 841117
Today the students watched EBOLA Plague Fighters and we discussed the outbreak and the risky treatment.
Today the students worked on the Virus Cartoon and Venn Diagram. It is due on Monday
Today students saw two power point presentations on bacteria. They filled in a notes sheet with the second presentation. Students were then assigned a small reading guide using the Bacteria section in their textbooks and had 25 mins to work on this in class. It is due tomorrow! Tomorrow we will review and discuss viruses!
Today students were sent an assignment in Google Classroom. They were sent the links to all of the other google site projects that their peers created in their class period. The were instructed to fill out the google form documenting which sites they chose to visit and a few questions about the sites. This is due via google classroom by Wednesday.
Monday – Blue Fugates article and pedigree – I cannot post here due to copyright – see me for a copy if you were absent!
Tuesday – Friday Students are working the rest of the week on a Genetic Disorders Google Sites Project. The project is due at the end of class on Friday and we will work on it in class Tues – Friday. Students were assigned a partner and a genetic disorder. Specific instructions are on the handout given out in class ( see below).
Have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving with your families!
The next unit after Thanksgiving will be Viruses and Bacteria! See intro videos below:
Genetics Test Day – Students were given info. on the Google Sites Genetics Disorder Project we will be working on next week in class.
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 !