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LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 5/17/10

5/17 - Purpose:  To grade worksheets for Chapter 9.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Keys for worksheets.

5/18 - Purpose:  To teach students how to resist peer pressures to smoke, drink, or use drugs.  Science Standard - N/A (Life Skills Lesson).  Method:  Discussion, activity.  Materials:  Life Skills Workbook #2 (Resisting Peer Pressure Lesson).

5/19 - Purpose:  To list the differences between producers and consumers; to explain how the processes of photosynthesis and respiration store and release energy; and to describe how cells get energy from glucose through fermentation.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Reading, discussion.  Materials:  Textbooks (Chapter 9, Section 3 - Pgs. 261-264). 

5/20 - Purpose:  To answer science trivia questions.  Science Standards - All.  Method:  Group activity.  Materials:  Science trivia questions.

 

LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 5/10/10

5/10 - Purpose:  To describe the function of a selectively permeable membrane; to explain how the processes of diffusion and osmosis move molecules in living cells; and to explain how passive transport and active transport differ.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Reading, discussion, video.  Materials:  Textbooks (Pages 254-258), TV, VCR, video - Cell Organelles and Transport.

5/11 (SUB) - Purpose:  To understand the parts and functions of cells; and to understand energy flow within and between cells.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Video, discussion.  Materials:  TV, VCR, videos - Introduction to Cells and Energy Flow at the Cellular Level.

5/12 - Purpose:  To describe the function of a selectively permeable membrane; to explain how the processes of diffusion and osmosis move molecules in living cells; and to explain how passive transport and active transport differ.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Textbooks (Pages 254-258), copies of Note-Taking and Directed Reading Worksheets for Chapter 9.2.

5/13 - Purpose:  To describe the function of a selectively permeable membrane; to explain how the processes of diffusion and osmosis move molecules in living cells; and to explain how passive transport and active transport differ.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Textbooks (Pages 254-258), copies of Reinforcement and Enrichment Worksheets for Chapter 9.2.

 

LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 5/3/10

5/3 - Purpose:  To list the differences among atoms, elements, molecules, and compounds.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Reading, discussion.  Materials:  Textbooks (Chapter 9, Section 1 - Pgs. 246-253), Note-Taking Worksheet for this section accessed via Quia:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/2433039.html and there is NO secret word.

5/4 -  To define vocabulary for Chapter 9.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Laptop, textbook (Page 270, yellow box).

5/5 (SUB) Purpose:  To determine under what conditions cells gain or lose water.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Virtual Lab.  Materials:  Laptops, access to textbook website (Chapter 9) for virtual lab, copies of instructions for lab.

5/6 - Purpose:  To list the differences among atoms, elements, molecules, and compounds.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Textbooks (Chapter 9, Section 1 - Pgs. 246-253), copies of Directed Reading and Reinforcement Worksheets for this section.  LINK FOR DIRECTED READING WORKSHEET ONLY:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/2439353.html and there is NO secret word.  The Reinforcement Worksheet is a paper handed out in class.

 

CHAPTER 8 TEST ON TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010 - OPEN NOTE, OPEN BOOK

 

LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 4/26/10

4/26 - Purpose:  To check for preparedness for tomorrow's test.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Study Guide, copies of test questions with answers for PowerPoint discussion.

4/27 - Purpose:  To demonstrate knowledge of cell biology.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Assessment.  Materials:  Textbooks, laptops (for access to notes and Quia), notes, notebooks.  LINK TO ACCESS TEST ON QUIA http://www.quia.com/quiz/2417583.html and there is NO secret word.

4/28 - Purpose:  To review, acquire, and practice the skills needed to successfully resolve conflict.  Science Standard - N/A (Life Skills Lesson).  Method:  Reading, discussion, activity.  Materials:  Life Skills Workbook #2 (Resolving Conflicts - Lesson #9) - Page 60.

4/29 - UNSTOPPABLE PARTY TODAY DURING LAST TWO HOURS - Remaining (ineligible) students will work on make up work or Study Island.

 

LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 4/19/10

4/19 - Purpose:  To learn how to become more assertive.  Science Standard - N/A (Life Skills Lesson).  Method:  Group work, discussion, activity.  Materials:  Life Skills Workbook #2 (Lesson #8 - Assertiveness).

4/20 - Purpose:  To evaluate knowledge attained on cell parts and vocabulary.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Textbooks, notes, notebooks, laptops (to access worksheet).  LINK FOR QUIA ACTIVITIES:  http://www.quia.com/jg/1946636.html and do BOTH matching and word search.

4/21 - Purpose:  To fill out a study guide for Tuesday's Chapter 8 Test.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Textbooks, notebooks, notes, laptops (for Ch. 8 work), copies of Ch. 8 Study Guide.

4/22 - Purpose:  To correct and discuss study guide; to practice answering cell biology questions on Study Island.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Textbooks, notes, notebooks, study guide, key for study guide, laptops (for Study Island).

 

LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 4/12/10

4/12(SUB) - Purpose:  To define vocabulary for Chapter 8.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Textbooks (Page 240), laptops.

4/13 (SUB) - Purpose:  To complete Note-Taking Worksheet for Chapter 8, Section 4; to demonstrate knowledge of Chapter 8 concepts.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Textbooks (Graphic Organizer on the bottom of Page 239; Page 240, #1-20; and Page 241, #21, #22, #24, #25 and #28), paper, pencils.

4/14 - Purpose:  To correct work from 4/13; to learn how to become more assertive.  Science Standard #3 and Life Skills Lesson.  Method:  Lecture, discussion, activity.  Materials:  Textbooks (Pages 239-240), Life Skills Workbook #2 (Lesson #8 - Assertiveness).

4/15 - Purpose:  To finish Life Skills Lesson from 4/14.  Science Standard - N/A (Life Skills Lesson).  Method:  Activity.  Materials:  Life Skills Workbook #2 (Lesson #8 - Assertiveness).  (Note:  Shortened classes today due to trip to high school)

 

LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 4/5/10

4/5 - Purpose:  To correct and discuss work from 4/1.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Discussion.  Materials:  PowerPoint with answers to 4/1 worksheets.

4/6 - Purpose:  To identify and compare the parts of a plant and animal cell.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Lab.  Materials:  Copies of lab (Page 231), access to online microscope slides.  (Postponed from 4/1) 

4/7 - Purpose:  To find ratios or surface area to volume; to answer questions for Ch. 8.3.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Lecture, individual work.  Materials:  Textbooks (Page 229 - Practice Problems #1 and #2; Page 230 - Self-Check Questions #1-6), laptops to answers questions.

4/8 - Purpose:  To explain how a virus makes copies of itself; to identify the benefits of vaccines; and to investigate some uses of viruses.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Reading, discussion.  Materials:  Textbooks (Pages 232-235), copies of Note-Taking Worksheet for Chapter 8, Section 4.  (Note:  Track leaving at 9:45)

 

LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 3/29/10

3/29 - Purpose:  To learn basic social skills in order to help develop successful interpersonal relationships.  Science Standard - N/A (Life Skills Lesson).  Method:  Activity, discussion.  Materials:  Life Skills Workbook #2 - Life Skills Lesson #7 (Social Skills, Pg.47-51), copies of rehearsal exercises.

3/30 - Purpose:To draw and label representative plant and animal cells; to identify function of parts of cells.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Activity, reading, discussion.  Materials:  White paper, colored pencils, textbooks (Page 227), copies of chart of organelle functions.  (NOTE:  Track today - girls leaving at 12:45) 

3/31 - Purpose:  To identify names and functions of each part of a cell; to explain how important a nucleus is in a cell; and to compare tissues, organs, and organ systems.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Reading, discussion, activity.  Materials:  Textbooks (finish reading Pgs. 226-230), chart of organelle functions from 3/30.

4/1 - Purpose:  To identify and name functions of each part of a cell.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Copies of worksheets for Chapter 8, Section 3  (Ch. 8.3 Reinforcement & Enrichment; Testing Concepts; Applying Concepts; Teaching Transparency).  (NOTE:  Track today - boys leaving at 12:45)  Sub today unexpectedly, lab postponed.

 

LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 3/15/10

3/15 (CSAP TESTING SCHEDULE) - Purpose:  To draw and label cells from epithelial tissue from microscope slides.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Lab.  Materials:  Microscopes, slides of epithelial tissue, copies of pictures of slides of epithelial tissue.

3/16 (CSAP TESTING SCHEDULE) - Purpose:  To draw and label cells from epithelial tissue from microscope slides.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Lab.  Materials:  Microscopes, slides of epithelial tissue, copies of pictures of slides of epithelial tissue.

3/17 (CSAP TESTING SCHEDULE) - Purpose:  To describe the development of the cell theory; to identify names and functions of each part of a cell.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Reading, discussion.  Materials:  Textbooks (Chapter 8, Section 3, Pages 221-230).

3/18 (CSAP TESTING SCHEDULE) - Purpose:  To draw and label a representative plant cell and a representative animal cell.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Activity.  Materials:  Textbook (Page 227), white paper, colored pencils.

 

LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 3/8/10

3/8 - Purpose:  To create a computer game in order to be able to create simulations of science scenarios.  Science Standard #5.  Method:  Scaleable Game Design.  Materials:  Laptops, AgentSheets application.  (NOTE:  Math and science teachers went to a training for this last summer and this is a coordinated event.)

3/9 - Purpose:  To distinguish between living and nonliving things; to observe a variety of cells.  Science Standard #1 and #5.  Method:  Video.  Materials:  TV, VCR, Videos - (1) LEARNING ABOUT LIVING THINGS: LIVING OR NON-LIVING and (2) CELL BIOLOGY:  The Living Cell.  (NOTE: Classes shortened today due to assembly at the high school)

3/10 (CSAP TESTING SCHEDULE) - Purpose:  To upload completed computer game.  Science Standard #5.  Method:  Scalable Game Design.  Materials:  Laptops, AgentSheets application, Wiki website for uploading.

3/11 (CSAP TESTING SCHEDULE) - Purpose:  To upload completed computer game.  Science Standard #5.  Method:  Scalable Game Design.  Materials:  Laptops, AgentSheets application, Wiki website for uploading.

 

LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 3/1/10

3/1 - Purpose:  To reading about science in the real world.  Science Standards #1 and #5.  Method:  Reading, discussion, individual work.  Materials:  Copies of Current Science magazine, copies of accompanying worksheets.  (NOTE:  Sub for 7th hour due to Knowledge Bowl competition; also, game design postponed to 2/23 due to weather and attendance issues.)

3/2  - Purpose:  To create a computer game in order to be able to create simulations of science scenarios.  Science Standard #5.  Method:  Scaleable Game Design.  Materials:  Laptops, AgentSheets application.  (NOTE:  Math and science teachers went to a training for this last summer and this is a coordinated event.)

3/3 - Purpose:  To create a computer game in order to be able to create simulations of science scenarios.  Science Standard #5.  Method:  Scaleable Game Design.  Materials:  Laptops, AgentSheets application.  (NOTE:  Math and science teachers went to a training for this last summer and this is a coordinated event.)

3/4 - Purpose:  To create a computer game in order to be able to create simulations of science scenarios.  Science Standard #5.  Method:  Scaleable Game Design.  Materials:  Laptops, AgentSheets application.  (NOTE:  Math and science teachers went to a training for this last summer and this is a coordinated event.)

 

LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 2/22/10

2/22 - Purpose:  To reading about science in the real world.  Science Standards #1 and #5.  Method:  Reading, discussion, individual work.  Materials:  Copies of Current Science magazine, copies of accompanying worksheets.  (NOTE:  Sub for 7th hour due to Knowledge Bowl competition; also, game design postponed to 2/23 due to weather and attendance issues.)

2/23 - Purpose:  To create a computer game in order to be able to create simulations of science scenarios.  Science Standard #5.  Method:  Scaleable Game Design.  Materials:  Laptops, AgentSheets application.  (NOTE:  Math and science teachers went to a training for this last summer and this is a coordinated event.)

2/24 - Purpose:  To create a computer game in order to be able to create simulations of science scenarios.  Science Standard #5.  Method:  Scaleable Game Design.  Materials:  Laptops, AgentSheets application.  (NOTE:  Math and science teachers went to a training for this last summer and this is a coordinated event.)

2/25 - Purpose:  To create a computer game in order to be able to create simulations of science scenarios.  Science Standard #5.  Method:  Scaleable Game Design.  Materials:  Laptops, AgentSheets application.  (NOTE:  Math and science teachers went to a training for this last summer and this is a coordinated event.)

 

LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 2/16/10

2/15 - NO SCHOOL

2/16 - Purpose:  To classify paper shapes; to use the words kingdom, phylum, and class in a classification system; and to determine what characteristics to use to make your classification.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Lab.  Materials:  Copies of lab instructions (Classification Lab), scissors, tape, white paper.

2/17 - Purpose:  To describe how early scientists classified living things; to explain the system of binomial nomenclature; and to demonstrate how to use a dichotomous key.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Reading, discussion.  Materials:  Textbooks (Ch. 8.2, Pgs. 218-220), Note-Taking Worksheet for Ch. 8.2.

2/18 – Purpose:  To apply knowledge of living things and their classifications.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Textbooks, copies of Directed Reading and Reinforcement worksheets for Chapter 8, Sections 1 and 2.  (NOTE:  Original lesson plan changed due to need for a sub.)

 

LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 2/8/10
2/8 - Purpose:  To identify and describe characteristics of living things; to identify parts of living things.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Reading, discussion, notes.  Materials:  Textbooks (Ch. 8.1), Note-Taking Worksheet for this section. 
2/9 - Purpose:  To determine how living things are classified into groups.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Virtual Lab.  Materials:  Laptops, access to textbook website, copies of lab instructions.
2/10 - Purpose:  To identify the parts of a microscope; to identify the functions of parts of a microscope.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Lab.  Materials:  Microscopes, copies of lab instructions.
2/11 (NOTE:  No 5th, 6th or 7th hours today due to early release)
 
LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 2/1/10
2/1 - Purpose:  To review articles related to science in the real world.  Science Standard #1, 5.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Copies of Current Science magazine [issue date 2/5/10]  NOTE:  Sub today due to teacher's attendance at Holly Knowledge Bowl. (Note:  Girls' Basketball Game Home Today)
2/2 - Purpose:  To develop effective communication skills.  Science Standard - N/A (Life Skills Lesson #6).  Method:  Reading, discussion, activity.  Materials:  Life Skills Workbook #2 - Lesson Communication Skills. (Girls' Basketball Game Away Today)
2/3 - Purpose:  To evaluate whether or not lab samples were once living.  Science Standard #3.  Method:  Lab.  Materials:  Copies of lab instructions, variety of items representing both living/once living organisms and items that were never living.
2/4 - Purpose:  To find and read articles related to science in Sunday's newspaper.  Science Standards #1 & #5.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Copies of Sunday's Pueblo Chieftain newspaper.  (NOTE:  6th hour went to assembly; 7th hour started late)
 
LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 1/25/10
1/25 - Purpose:  To complete study guide for upcoming test on Chapter 7; to correct work on chapter review and chapter practice test as needed.  Science Standard #4.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Textbooks, notebooks, laptops (for vocabulary), copies of study guide.
1/26 - Purpose:  To take online quizzes for entire chapter.  Science Standard #4.  Method:  Online self-assessments.  Materials:  Laptops, textbook website (All three sections' self-check quizzes, and chapter review quiz).  [Girls' Basketball Game Away]
1/27 - Purpose:  To demonstrate knowledge of the solar system.  Science Standard #4.  Method:  Assessment.  Materials:  Laptops, notes, access to Quia website.  (LINK TO QUIA QUIZ - http://www.quia.com/quiz/2147276.html AND THE SECRET WORD IS "moon")
1/28 - Purpose:  To practice answering standardized test questions on the solar system.  Science Standard #4.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Laptops, access to Study Island website (Earth, Sun & Moon AND Solar System & Universe - 20 questions for EACH topic).  [Girls' Basketball Game Cancelled] - NOTE:  Internet down during 6th hour, alternative assignment - Current Science magazine.
 
LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 1/18/10
1/18 - Purpose:  To define anger; to review the physical symptoms of anger; to discuss common situations which produce anger; to discuss reasons for keeping anger under control; to review techniques for controlling anger; to practice techniques for controlling anger.  Science Standard - N/A (Life Skills Lesson).  Method:  Reading, discussion, activity.  Materials:  Life Skills Workbook 2 (Lesson #6 - Coping With Anger on Pages 34-37).
1/19 - Purpose:  To review chapter concepts.  Science Standard #4.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials:  Textbook (Chapter 7, Pgs. 178-201), copies of Chapter Review.  (Girls' Basketball Game Away)
1/20 - Purpose:  To work on a practice test using completed notes.  Science Standard #4.  Method:  Discussion, individual work.  Materials:  Textbooks, notes.
1/21 - Purpose:  To finish practice test; to begin Study Guide for Chapter Test.  Science Standard #4.  Method:  Individual work.  Materials: Textbooks, notes, study guide.  (Girls' Basketball Game Home)
 
LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 1/11/10
1/11 - Purpose:  To add to notes for inner and outer planets.  Science Standard #4.  Method:  Video, notes.  Materials:  TV with VCR, video - A Star to Call Home, Note-Taking worksheets for Ch. 7.3 (completed last week).  (Girls' Basketball Game Away Today)
1/12 - Purpose:  To correct and discuss worksheets given out on 1/7.  Science Standard #4.  Method:  Discussion.  Materials:  Worksheets from 1/7, plus keys. 
1/13 - Purpose:  To create a model for a fictious creature to live on a planet in our solar system.  Science Standard #4.  Method:  Lab.  Materials:  Colored pencils, drawing paper, copies of Mini-Lab - Interpreting Your Creature Feature, Pg. 199.
1/14 - Purpose:  To review, diagram, and name phases of the moon.  Science Standard #4.  Method:  Activity.  Materials:  Cards with phases of the moon, labels for each phase, notes.  (Girls' Basketball Home Game Today)
 
LESSON PLANS - WEEK OF 1/4/10
1/4 - Purpose:  To develop skills at coping with anxiety.  Science Standard - N/A (Life Skills Lesson).  Method:  Reading, discussion, activity.  Materials:  Life Skills Workbook 2 (Lesson 5 - Coping with Anxiety, Pgs. 29-32). 
1/5 - Purpose:  To list the important characteristics of inner planets; to identify how other inner planets compare and contrast with Earth; to list the important characteristics of outer planets.   Science Standard #4.  Method:  Reading, discussion, notes.  Materials:  Textbook (Ch. 7.3, Pages 194-201), copies of Note-Taking Worksheet for Ch. 7.3.  (Girls' Basketball Game Today - Home)
1/6 - Purpose:  To model the moon and its movements; to distinguish between features of the Moon.  Science Standard #4.  Method:  Labs.  Materials:  Basketball, masking tape, rulers, red pencils, copies of labs (Modeling the Moon's Rotation [graded] and Features of the Moon).
1/7 - Purpose:  To distinguish between planets.  Science Standard #4.  Method:  Discussion, activity.  Materials:  Textbooks, worksheets for Chapter 7 (Note-Taking Worksheet for Ch. 7.3 [graded] and Directed Reading Worksheets for Ch. 7.2 & 7.3, plus Key Terms and Overview).  (Girls' Basketball Game Today - Home)
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