Feb. 27 - Mar. 3

Monday: 

Explain Duck and Spring Bird Extra Credit

Work on and complete Frog Dissection Worksheet as a Review use remainder of study guides to complete this.


Tuesday:

Correct/Discuss/Review Frog Dissection Worksheet

Collect Organ Systems Packet of 4 study guides
    1. Systems Interactions
    2. The Organ of Research
    3. Frog Dissection Lab WS
    4. Frog Dissection Questions

Take Organ Systems Test

Wednesday:

Correct and Discuss the Organ System Test and administer late Tests

Read pages 98 and draw the diagram of the Cell Cycle: Mitosis in Science Journal. 

Thursday:

Read pages 96-102, Do Cell Reproduction: Note-taking worksheet.
Due Friday.  

Friday: 




May 15-19

posted May 18, 2017, 5:53 AM by John Weaver

Monday:

Working on Fossil Hunt research on laptop computers.  Working in pairs students choose an organisms from each of the 4 geologic eras: Cenozoic, Mesozoic, Paleozoic and Precambrian.  Reseach checklist explains what information required for each era.
 

Tuesday: 

Continue working on Fossil Hunt research in the classroom on laptops.  Should be finishing the Paleozoic Era and Starting the Precambrian Era

Wednesday:

Finish Fossil Hunt research in media center and print off the 4 fossil organisms.  Back in class label and hang on smartboard the fossil organisms in the correct Geologic Time Era.
Hand out and work on Hey You Old Fossil study guide. 1-5.

Thursday: 

Science Class:  Finish Hey You Old Fossil study guide and correct/discuss it. Read pages 163-167 in textbook and complete Notetaking Worksheet: Natural Selection.  Due for Friday

Friday: 

Correct/Discuss Note-taking worksheet: Natural Selection.  Watch take notes on Dinosaur video.

April 24-28

posted Apr 28, 2017, 1:41 PM by John Weaver   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 1:42 PM ]

Monday:

Explain the wuzzle lab to students.  Have students copy the gene pairs from the parent wuzzles at their table onto their Lab sheet chart.  Flip a coin to determine which of the gene pair moves into the 

Tuesday:

Have students use the Wuzzle genes chart that they completed Monday to cut out the correct body shape, size and color.  Select the correct Eyes for the body and color them according to the genes you flipped for and glue them on.  Select the teeth that have the same shape and color and cut them out and glue onto wuzzle.  Finish Nice Genes study guide.  Genetics Test next Tuesday.

Wednesday:

Cut out Wuzzles from lamination and put tape hair on them and answer questions 1-8 in Wuz-Up assignment for the science journal. Answer using complete sentences and include the words in bold from the question.  Genetics Test next Tuesday.

Thursday:

Discuss how the difference between inherited and aquired traits.  Add one aquired trait to their wuzzle and put tape on it and put on closet doors under their family name.  Test on Genetics next Tuesday. 

Friday:

Correct/Discuss Nice Genes study guide. Finish as needeed.  Complete Genetics Vocabulary sheet using the textbook.  Do Questions 9-14 of Wuz Up in the Science Journal.  Use the families of Wuzzles on the closet doors to answer the question about how genes run through families.  Any mistakes?  Discuss questions as needed.  Genetics Test next Tuesday.


April 10 - 13

posted Apr 11, 2017, 5:14 AM by John Weaver   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 6:12 AM ]

Monday:

Correct/Discuss Disease Test. 
Collect study packet and give test to students missing Friday.
Begin Genetics Unit ask questions about family similarities. Looks, body, abilities, etc.
Work on Dominant/Recessive Family chart.  Bring home to finish.
Answer the questions at thebottom of sheet as time allows.

Tuesday:

Finish Discussing Student traits/classroom trait percentages and answer the questions on the bottom of the study guide.  Journal Entry: Pun Net Square. Show example of how to use a Punnet Square.  

Wednesday:

Go over Punnet Squares again as a refresher course.  Hand out the Bikini Island Punnett square practice sheet. Explain how to properly label the punnett squares and fill thme out completely.  

Thursday:

Red Pen correct Bikini Bottoms Punnett Square study guide and discuss.
Finish the Dominant/Recessive Traits study guide and cover in class the seven questions at the bottom. Have students answer them as we discuss them.

March 20-24

posted Mar 23, 2017, 2:11 PM by John Weaver

Monday:

Review for Mitosis/Meiosis Quiz using the Review chart and questions.
Collect study packet for Mitosis/Meiosis Quiz
    1. Cell Reproduction
    2. Cell Division and Mitosis
    3. What is Reproduction?
    4. Mitosis/Meiosis Chart Review
Take Mitosis/Meiosis Quiz and Correct the Quiz.

Tuesday: 

Intoduced the Disease Unit.  Science Journal entry; What is Dis-Ease?

What is Dis - Ease?


1. Define Disease - Anything, other than injury, that causes  

   an organism to function improperly is a disease.


2. List as many Diseases as you can. 10 minimum.


3. List all of the things you can think of that cause disease?  

Two columns: Infectious and Non-infectionus.          

4. What is the best defense humans have against disease?   


Made a master list of diseases and causes on the whiteboard

Made groups of two and had groups pick a disease and put the name on a second journal entry for research notes.


Wednesday:


Set up science journal with the same labels as the checklist for taking notes.

Hand out and explain the Disease Research checklist.

Begin researching disease and putting relavent note in science journal behind the correct heading.


Thursday:


Watch and discuss youtube clip on antibiotic resistant bacteria. Discuss Pandemics. 

Watch and discuss youtube video on parasitic round worm being removed from a human eye. Discuss how parasites are often not killed by our immune system. 

Assign the first 5 questions on Bacteria from the textbook.


Friday:



October 17-19

posted Oct 18, 2016, 6:07 AM by John Weaver

Monday:

Hawk Hour:

Watch video from Mr. Berzinski.  Share what students did outside over the weekend.  Inform students about the week.  Offer computer time to look up grades on infinite campus.  Begin rough draft of Student poster. Poster should include Favorite thing about school. Favorite Hobby, Future home and Current Family. 

Life Science:

Correct/Finish/Discuss Food Chain made from organisms students collected from pond.  Collect Science Journal, Discuss how students should be using class time to get work completed.  Have students open textbook to page 696 and complete the Note-taking side of the study guide.  Due on Tues.

Honors Science:

Correct/Finish/Discuss Food Chain made from organisms students collected from pond.  Collect Science Journal, Discuss how students should be using class time to get work completed.  Have students open textbook to page 696 and complete the Note-taking side of the study guide.  Due on Tues.

Tuesday:

Hawk Hour:

Begin working on Selfie Poster.  Should include, Family, Hobby, School and Future Job. Poster needs to be Titled and label before going up.

Life Science:

Correct/discuss note-taking side of study guide (red pen). Assign Vocabulary side of study guide. Due on Wed.

Honors Science:

Find more ideas for science fair project.  Write down the questions in science journals.  Assign vocabulary terms on the back side of study guide.  Due Wed. 


October 10th - 14th

posted Oct 11, 2016, 6:30 AM by John Weaver   [ updated Oct 17, 2016, 5:29 PM ]

Monday:

Hawk Hour:

Get into groups of 2 or 3 and get the supplies needed to go pond collecting, calf boots, nets, containers, tweezers and identification  booklets.  Walk to the Cisewski's pond and use nets to collect as many different aquatic creatures as time allows.

Life Science:

Prepare for pond collecting on Tuesday, Get into groups of 2 or 3 depending on class size.  Label containers with names and hour.  Explain appropriate dress, how to use nets and take care of equipment.  Correct/discuss the Interaction of Life Worksheet.

Honors Science:

Prepare for pond collecting on Tuesday, Get into groups of 2 or 3 depending on class size.  Label containers with names and hour.  Explain appropriate dress, how to use nets and take care of equipment.  Go to Media Center to start a list of science fair project ideas using a on line list.  

Tuesday: 

Hawk Hour:

Identify and find the diet of at least 5 aquatic insects from our collecting on Monday.  In addition to the common name and diet find one more interesting fact about each aquatic organism.  This information goes into the Hawk Journal. 

Life Science:

Collect organisms from the Middle School Pond and keep them in a labeled container.  Store them in the refrigerator. 

Honors Science:

 Collect organisms from the Middle School Pond and keep them in a labeled container.  Store them in the refrigerator. 

Wednesday:

Hawk Hour:

Begin the Mission to Mars write at least two paragraphs about how to get the balance of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide for the Dome.  Describe in two paragraphs how to keep your water purified.

Life Science:

Identify by common name two of the organisms we collected Tuesday and make observations about how it moves, its eyes and mouth parts. and look up what it eats. finally draw a simple picture of the organisms.

Honors Science:

Identify by common name two of the organisms we collected Tuesday and make observations about how it moves, its eyes and mouth parts. and look up what it eats. finally draw a simple picture of the organisms.

Thursday:

Hawk Hour:

Finish writing Mission to Mars:  Food, Water and Get rid of Wastes paragraphs

Life Science:

Finish identifying, observing and finding information about two more of the pond organisms we captured on Tues. Information all goes into science journal

Honors Science:

Finish identifying, observing and finding information about two more of  the pond organisms we captured on Tues. Information all goes into science journal

Friday:

Hawk Hour:

Make a rough draft of the Dome for the Mission to Mars.  Start the final draft poster for Mission to Mars.

Life Science:

Get a pond plant from Mr. Weaver and draw a picture of it in the scinence journal under Pond Ecosystem Lab. Pond Plant.  
Look up the common name using Pond Life booklet.  record the genus/species for extra credit.  Answer question 3-5 using complete sentences and can be found in the pond life booklet.  Start making a Food Chain using at least 4 of the organisms from the pond. It must start with a producer and make sense for each step after.

Honors Science:

Get a pond plant from Mr. Weaver and draw a picture of it in the scinence journal under Pond Ecosystem Lab. Pond Plant.  
Look up the common name using Pond Life booklet.  record the genus/species for extra credit.  Answer question 3-5 using complete sentences and can be found in the pond life booklet.  Start making a Food Chain using at least 4 of the organisms from the pond. It must start with a producer and make sense for each step after.




Oct. 3rd - Oct. 7th

posted Oct 4, 2016, 5:55 AM by John Weaver   [ updated Oct 10, 2016, 2:09 PM ]

Monday:

Hawk Hour:  

Show video of Mr. Berzinski to students and the video about Win-Hawk pride and root for the winning team.  Discuss expectations of being to class on time and acting respectfully towards adults in the building. Go over definition of insubordination and discuss.
Get feedback about Hawk Hour.  Play three teams of Hacky-Sack for team building.

Life Science:

Vision and Hearing Screening

Finish "Characteristics of Life Vocabulary" study guide using the textbook and complete sentences.  When finished with the study guide, read pages 19-21 and answer the questions on the whiteboard in the science journal using complete sentence.

Honors Science:

Vision and Hearing Screening

Finish "Characteristics of Life Vocabulary" study guide using the textbook and complete sentences.  When finished with the study guide, read pages 19-21 and answer the questions on the whiteboard in the science journal using complete sentence.

Tuesday:

Hawk Hour:

Title up the Hawk Hour Journal and get a entry titled "How to Produce your Consumers".  Go outside and have students list the common names of 20 living organisms and where they get their energy.  Back in the classroom we will take that list and put them in two columns Producers and Consumers.  Then into herbivore, omnivore and carnivore.  

Life Science:

Prairie Plant Presentations using the smartboard and checklist to score it. Get as many done as possible.

Honors Science:

Prairie Plant Presentations using the smartboard and checklist to score it. Get as many done as possible.

Wednesday:

Thursday: 

Hawk Hour:

Watch Biosphere II and discuss the needs of life. Explain the assignment Mission to Mars.  Have students start a Hawk Journal by that name and describe how they will provide energy for the Mars Dome.

Life Science:

Read pages 696-700 and complete first side study guide Interactions Within Communities.

Honors Science

Read pages 696-700 and complete first side study guide Interactions Within Communities.

Friday: 

Hawk Hour:

Show video clip on Going to Mars made for TV drama and discuss.  Work on Mission to Mars assignment in the journal. Try to finish Energy and Food.

Life Science: Read pages 696-700 and finish the study guide "Interactions Within Communities worksheet".  

Honors Science: Finish study guide "Interactions Within Communities" Discuss science fair expectations and ideas.





Sept. 26 - Sept. 30

posted Sep 28, 2016, 5:28 AM by John Weaver   [ updated Oct 4, 2016, 5:40 AM ]

Monday:
        
Hawk Hour:

Insect collecting outside by the pond using nets and containers.  Use insect books to look up the common name and distribution and two interesting facts about each insect.

Life Science:
  
Finish/Correct Science Journal Quiz and Discuss.  Start new journal entry titled Prairie Plant Project.  Go outside to the prairie area and pick different prairie plants for each group of 2 students.  Bring plants inside and use the three student identification books to find first the common name for the plant and after that use a student checklist and find the required information.  

Honors Science:

Finish/Correct Science Journal Quiz and Discuss.  Start new journal entry titled Prairie Plant Project.  Go outside to the prairie area and pick different prairie plants for each group of 2 students.  Bring plants inside and use the three student identification books to find first the common name for the plant and after that use a student checklist and find the required information.  

Tuesday:

Hawk Hour: 
   
Title and label a new Hawk Journal Entry called Producer How do you Produce a Consumer.  Go outside and find and record 6 producers and consumers from around the pond.  Record the method that each gets its needed energy and finally for consumers list them as Herbivores, Omnivores and Carnivores.

Life Science:

Using the Checklist and the common name of the prairie plant students will be finding the required information using computers in the computer lab. When each group has found all necessary information they are to begin a google slide show and show and give all required information on the slideshow and share it with Mr. Weaver

Honors Science:


Using the Checklist and the common name of the prairie plant students will be finding the required information using computers in the computer lab. When each group has found all necessary information they are to begin a google slide show and show and give all required information on the slideshow and share it with Mr. Weaver

Wednesday:

Hawk Hour:

Complete the Mission to Mars assignment from last week.  We have to finish Oxygen and Heat/Cooling.  Finally make a poster to show your Mars Dome.

Life Science:

Finish slideshow of Prairie Plant Project including pictures and maps and share with Mr. Weaver. Will present tomorrow.

Honors Science:

Find and record all of the information from the checklist in the science journal for Prairie Plant Project and when both partners have it in their journal they may start the slideshow.  One partner can begin the slideshow and share it with the other partner and one may type while the other one find pictures and a range map.

Thursday: 

Hawk Hour:

Finish any part of Mission to Mars in the journal and Work on Poster that shows the Mars Dome they would build.

Life Science: 

Prairie Plant Project: Last day of computers to finish project.  Students all have the rough draft in their science journal and make a presentation using the checklist.  Remind students to use the labels and cover all of the ideas on the list.  When the information is all in the journals students may start the slideshow and find images.  

Honors Science:

Prairie Plant Project: Last day of computers to finish project.  Students all have the rough draft in their science journal and make a presentation using the checklist.  Remind students to use the labels and cover all of the ideas on the list.  When the information is all in the journals students may start the slideshow and find images. 

Friday:

Hawk Hour:

Read articles from science world and answer questions from the sheet.  Three different articles and questions are required and the answers must be in complete sentences and written in the Hawk Hour journal. 

Life Science:

Read pages 14-18 from the textbook and work on the study guide "Characteristics of Life Vocabulary".  Both the definition and the example for that definition must be in complete sentences.  When finished with the study guide read pages 19-21 from the textbook and answer the questions from the whiteboard in their science journal using complete sentences.

Honors Science:

Read pages 14-18 from the textbook and work on the study guide "Characteristics of Life Vocabulary".  Both the definition and the example for that definition must be in complete sentences.  When finished with the study guide read pages 19-21 from the textbook and answer the questions from the whiteboard in their science journal using complete sentences.







Sept. 12th to 16th

posted Sep 12, 2016, 12:35 PM by John Weaver   [ updated Sep 16, 2016, 6:30 AM ]

Monday:
Hawk Hour: Team Building Hacky Sack education and competition.

Life Science:
Science Journal Entry  It's Alive.
Set up journal with three columns Living, Nonliving and Once-living.  Go outside by pond and working with a partner find ten things you can see or hear for each of the columns.  Discuss and Make an additional list for the Characteristics that you used to decide if it was alive or not. Discuss the list of characteristics.

Honor Science 
Science Journal Entry  It's Alive.
Set up journal with three columns Living, Nonliving and Once-living.  Go outside by pond and working with a partner find ten things you can see or hear for each of the columns.  Discuss and Make an additional list for the Characteristics that you used to decide if it was alive or not. Discuss the list of characteristics.


Tuesday:

Hawk Hour:

Log into Infinite Campus and check grades, G-Mail, Middle School Website, Mr. Weaver's Website, Lesson Plans, Science Documents, Quizlet.

Science Classes:

Fill out Science Journal table of contents: Minnesota Volunteer Articles
Choose two different articles form the Minnesota Volunteer magazines (article must be at least a page in length) and read them, summarize the articles (tell me what they were about. The summary must be a minimum of 2/3 of a page each, so you will have to give some details and/or examples to fill out the summary. If you finish the first two and have time you may do a third for extra credit. ( up to 5 points)  

Wednesday:
Hawk Hour:  Review the safety training for fire drill, tornado drill and lock down/evacuation drill

Life Science:  Finish numbers 9, 10 and Discuss What are We Doing Here questions in class    
                      Discuss the Minnesota Volunteer magazine articles.  One article summary is due the other is extra credit.
                     
Honors Science:   Finish numbers 9, 10 and Discuss What are We Doing Here questions in class    
                      Discuss the Minnesota Volunteer magazine articles.  One article summary is due the other is extra credit.


Thursday:  

Hawk Hour:  Introduce the snake let students hold it if they wish to.  Review the bus safety rules and administer bus safety test.  Correct/Discuss test and reteach/retake test if anyone does not pass with 100%.  Collect tests and turn into Jill.

Life Science:  Finish The mind map of Living Things.  Have students put all of the ideas from the mind map into one of two columns.  Either Need of Life or Characteristic of Living Things.  Discuss/change as needed. Start new Science Journal entry What the Heck is That Thing?  Each table has an object that most of the students don't know what it is or does.  Choose a partner and for each of the 8 object they are to write three observations and an inference (opinion, guess) as to what it is or does. 

Honors Science:  Finish The mind map of Living Things.  Have students put all of the ideas from the mind map into one of two columns.  Either Need of Life or Characteristic of Living Things.  Discuss/change as needed. Start new Science Journal entry What the Heck is That Thing?  Each table has an object that most of the students don't know what it is or does.  Choose a partner and for each of the 8 object they are to write three observations and an inference (opinion, guess) as to what it is or does. 

Friday:

Hawk Hour:   Ice Creme Social reward in Commons.   In room if time, finish My Future Poster, and Display them by hanging them up.  Begin filling Fish Tank.

Life Science:   Take Life Science Pretest on computers.  If time allows afterwards, we will continue with What the Heck is That Thing?  

May 16th - 20th

posted May 16, 2016, 5:52 AM by John Weaver

Monday:

Read articles on the hazards of DHMO's to our bodies and environment.  Answer questions about the article in the science journal under the title What's Up With These DHMO's  Discuss what we can/should do about them. 

Tuesday:

What is Bias. Define and use graphing bias to finish the point.  Study graphs on the study guides and answer questions.  Correct/Discuss Graph Bias study guide.

Wednesday:  

Take down human body systems posters.  How to know when to use an investigation, test, survey, research, measurement, or experiment to answer a question in science.  

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