2019 - 2020 Homework

June 10-14:  
June 10 and 11: Ecomuve:   You are presenting on Tuesday, June 11. 
June 12-14: Geniverse: Topic is Genetics: How traits are passed down from parent to offspring.  

Geniverse: Click Here
Sign in by clicking on register then enter your first name and last name.  You can log in using your school email account.  Use your School Google Password.  Enter the class word below for your class.  We are only doing the Case Log.  Do the stars only, not the feather ones. 

Red Class: Class Word= zircon
Green Class: Class Word= emerald
Orange: Class Word= citrine
Blue Class: Class Word= sapphire

Due By Friday, June 14: Watch Eyewitness Fish Video: Characteristics of Fish: Click Here There is a worksheet with 10 questions that goes along with video.  

May 28 - June 7:  Ecomuve Project about Human Interaction with their environment.
Watch by end of class on Friday, June 7: 
Eyewitness Fish Video: Characteristics of Fish: Click Here  (Watch this video after you finish uploading evidence and your part of the slideshow either Thursday or Friday.) There is a worksheet with 10 questions that goes along with video.  

May 20-24: Topics: Evolution, Galapagos Islands, Darwin, Wallace. 
Homework Due this week: 
#1: Google Classroom Finch Analysis Document with Graph: Turn in before Wednesday Class.  
#2: Chia Plant Experiment Slide show: Due at end of block on Wednesday, May 22

Try this Natural Selection Simulation: 
-Peppered Moths Simulation: Click Here
In this case man made pollution influenced moth survival and change in coloring. 

Video Clips related to Evolution. 
Caribbean Anole Lizard Evolution: Click Here 
Galapagos Finch Evolution: Click Here
Galapagos Marine Iguana Video Clip: Click Here
Galapagos Iguana vs Racer Snakes.  Survival of the fittest.  Young Iguana after hatching needs to make it to the rocks to survive: Click Here (Credit: Henry for finding this one)
The Making of a Theory(About Darwin and Wallace) Video clip: Click Here
Evolution of the Tuskless Female Elephants Video Clip: Click Here

May 13-17:  New Topics: Evolution, Galapagos Islands, Darwin, Wallace. 

Wednesday, May 15: Darwin's Finch Activity: Click Here for instructions. 

Video Clips related to Evolution. 
Caribbean Anole Lizard Evolution: Click Here 
Galapagos Finch Evolution: Click Here
Galapagos Marine Iguana Video Clip: Click Here
Galapagos Iguana vs Racer Snakes.  Survival of the fittest.  Young Iguana after hatching needs to make it to the rocks to survive: Click Here (Credit: Henry for finding this one)
The Making of a Theory(About Darwin and Wallace) Video clip: Click Here
Evolution of the Tuskless Female Elephants Video Clip: Click Here

May 6-10: 
Carnivorous Plants Video Clip: Click Here
Evolution of the Venus Fly Trap Article: Click Here
Plant Adaptation Essay is Due Wednesday, At 8:00PM

April 29- May 2:
The Private Lives of Plants Video: Click Here 

Tuesday, April 30: Plant Adaptation Project: Life from the perspective of a plant. Autobiography: Written from the point of view of the world the plant lives in and a description of the plant. A one page essay(12 font, 1.5 space, 1" margins) that presents all the facts about your plant's adaptations and info about why they have the adaptations in the plant's point of view. Every student will get a Biome that their plant would have to survive in.  You need adaptations to help your plant survive in that Biome.  So the first thing you should do is find information about the biome, like rainfall, temperature, predators, fires, wind, droughts.  Copy and paste notes to your document(these notes should be included in your final document with copy of website you got the notes).   Once you have Biome facts, you can design a plant that would survive in that environment. 
Biomes are: Coniferous Forest, Temperate Deciduous Forest, Desert, Grassland, Rainforest, Shrubland, Tundra. 
Story must have: _____ Common Name of your fictional plant, _____ what animal pollinates the flowers, _____ produces what type of fruit?, _____ describe the flowers, _____ minimum of 6 plant adaptations based on Biome climate or other environmental facts. Highlight the actual plant adaptation: example I have evolved to have Large Thorns to protect from bison. 

New Sites as of Thursday, May 2 Video Clips to help with adaptations. 
10 of the strangest plants in the world: Click Here
Desert: Click Here
Chaparral: Click Here
Tropical Rainforest(info/video clips): Click Here
Grasslands: Click Here
Arctic Tundra: Click Here
Temperate Deciduous Forest: Click Here
Coniferous Forest: Click Here

Online Resources:
Blue Planet Biomes: Click Here
All Biomes Website: Click Here
To plant or not to plant?  Click Here  
-Great Info about Adaptations and Biome: Click Here
-Good Biome Plant adaptions site with specific examples: Click Here
-World Biomes: Click Here
-Plant Adaptations Website; Click on your Biome: Click Here
-Biomes: Information about plant adaptations: Click Here
-Plant Adaptations for desert and rainforest: Click Here

Flower Parts: Review Video: Click Here
Watch this by Wednesday's Class: Bill Nye Plants: Click Here 
Growing Plants in space video clip: Click Here

April 22-26:
Friday video after you finish class objectives: Bill Nye Plants: Click Here
This video is also an objective on Monday, April 29. 

Homework Due Thursday, April 25: Watch Eyewitness Plant: Click Here  
Homework Due Friday, April 26: Read Chapter 10, Lesson 3 about plant reproduction.  Do the lesson outline worksheet that goes with the reading.  

These are the flowers, Alstroemeria, that we will dissect on Wednesday, April 24. They are called perfect flowers because they have both male and female reproductive parts that make up the flower. 

April 8-12: 
Tuesday, April 9: 
High Score so far is 61 for Pond and 47 for Forest
Monday, April 8: Try these food web games.  What's your high score? All games are based on a good population of primary producers(plants that photosynthesize). 
Ecology Games: 
Play Jungle Jeopardy Game     

Objective this week: Design a growing system that fits into a 10" per side cube.  Can't wait to see the designs for your MARS PRIMARY PRODUCER FARM.  We will plant the day we get back to school after April Vacation.  Objective is to grow as much Plant Biomass in the time given.  Yes, it is a competition.  We will mass the Seeds and the final Biomass to determine the winner of each class.  
The plants need light, water(H2O), carbon dioxide(CO2), and nutrients to survive. The seeds are Chia Seeds. You will have to provide a leak proof growing container to hold water and a smaller container to hold the plant.  Pictures below for clarification.  The container could be a 2 Liter bottle, 1 Liter bottle, any large plastic container like large yogurt container, cottage cheese container, etc…..  It doesn't have to be clear plastic.  1/2 gallon milk jugs are great, paper milk or orange juice cartons are good.  The only constraint is you CAN'T USE SOIL. You should research how to grow plants without soil.  You can use any other materials with the approval of Mr. Carter to grow your plants.  Keurig coffee cups are good to start your seeds in, just clean out the coffee and rinse them after your parents make the coffee or tea.  I will have material to replace the soil to use, but water is the key here.  Sponges are great to use to absorb the water, if you have some unused sponges, bring one in. Email me questions.

Amoeba Sisters Food chains and webs Video Clip: Click Here
Amoeba Sisters Photosynthesis Video Clip: Click Here
Plants(Photosynthesis): Click Here  
Bill Nye Plants: Click Here  
Eyewitness Plant: Click Here  

April 1-5: 
Friday, April 5: Try these food web games.  What's your high score? All games are based on a good population of primary producers(plants that photosynthesize). 
Ecology Games: 
Play Jungle Jeopardy Game     

Monday, April 1: 
Where does sugar(glucose) come from?  Answer: Plants make it using sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide.  
#1. Online Directions for making just the Glucose(sugar): Click Here  
Build Mat Molecules first. 
#2. Photosynthesis with Max Axiom Comic: Click Here   and answer Questions (Google Forms): Click Here

Wednesday, April 3:  Make slideshow with team members at table.  Share with each other and Mr. Carter. 
Lego Photosynthesis Slide show directions: Click Here

March 25-29:  Nutrition (Calorie, carbohydrates(starch and sugars), fats, minerals, proteins, vitamins)
Due Friday: Read Chapter 15, Lesson 1 about Molecules in Food.   Fill in Chapter outline.  These are the important facts. 
Due Wednesday: Sketch of your candy with total mass, sugar mass, and % sugar.  You can color in class on Wednesday, just make sure you are done sketching it. 
Tuesday: Digestive System/ Pill Lab Assessment.  I posted the link on Google Classroom. 

Watch this in class this week---Got Lactose? Click Here  (This has embedded questions which you click on the ?). 
Another short video burning food and using liquid oxygen to help speed up the experiment: Click Here

Watch Video: Ecosystems: Click Here  and answer Questions (Google Forms):Click Here
Food Web Game: Click Here (Arrows show energy flow) (Screenshot your final answer and show me for credit.) 

Only works on Safari
High Score so far is 61 for Pond and 47 for Forest

March 18-22: Pill Lab till Tuesday.  
Monday/Tuesday: Test Pill Formulas.  Maximum of 8 pill tests.
Study the digestive system vocabulary: Click Here
Digestive System Vocabulary: digestion, mechanical digestion, chemical digestion, enzymes, mouth, esophagus, peristalsis, stomach, chyme, small intestine, villi, large intestine, bacteria in digestive system. 

Bill Nye Video: Digestion Click Here
How does medicine work? Click Here (4 minutes)
Video Clip: You are your microbes: Click Here   

March 11-15:  Pill Lab this week. 
Monday, March 11: Are the 5 powders a BINDER OR DISINTEGRANT? 
Tuesday, March 12: Continue with BINDER OR DISINTEGRANT lab work. Start Slideshow Organization and add the results for this lab work to a slide.  
Wednesday-Friday: Test Pill formulas.

March 4 - 8: 
Due Wednesday, March 6:  Hand in as you walk into class: Biotech Letter to be president or Lab Technician/Researcher.  Assignment Posted on Google Classroom. 
Due Friday, March 8: Read Chapter 15, Lesson 2 about Digestive System.  Fill in the outline worksheet.  Pages 29/30 of Chapter Resources(The Green Button with what looks like a piece of lined paper). 

Class Video Clips this week. 
Digestive System Video Clips: Shows the parts and explains what they do. 
We will watch these clips in class on Thursday, March 7. 
    #1 Animation Footage of the Digestive Parts and Functions: Click Here   
    #2 Real Footage of all the Digestive Parts: Click Here

The digestive system video clip: What are the organs? Click Here

Bill Nye Video: Blood and circulation: Click Here  Answer questions on worksheet handed out in class.  Due Tuesday in class. 

Watch The Universe Within Video: Click Here from 20:00 to 39:00.  It is about Bonnie Blair, an Olympic Speed Skater, and the digestive system. 

February 25-March 1:
#1. We will make a slide show of the pathway of a red blood cell.  Directions on Google Classroom.  
#2. Could start this on Tuesday, Feb. 26 if done with slide show.  We will make a 3D model of the heart in class. To get full credit, you will have to verbally tell me the pathway while standing in front of me.  You also have to show that the red bead(red blood cell) can actually travel through the heart model in the correct order. 
#3. Homework Due Thursday, Feb. 28: Watch the Classic film called: "Hemo the Magnificient":  Click Here  (Might have to click twice to get it to play at school).  Start at 5:00 minute mark and stop at the 48:00 minute mark.  Fill in the answers to questions that go with the video.

How does oxygen get into your blood? How does carbon dioxide leave your body? We will watch this in class on Tuesday: Click Here

Pathway of a red blood cell: The red blood cell starts in left atrium, goes through a valve(mitral valve) and enters left ventricle, then through a valve(aortic valve) and enters aorta, then goes to some cells in the body and gives some oxygen to them/takes in carbon dioxide, then goes back to heart and enters the right atrium, goes through a valve(tricuspid valve) and enters the right ventricle, goes through a valve(pulmonary valve) and enters the pulmonary artery and travels to the lungs, then gets more oxygen/released carbon dioxide and travels via the pulmonary veins and enters the left atrium. End of Story.

February 11-15:
Monday, February 11: 
We read Chapter 16, Lesson 2 about Circulatory System.  Fill in the Lesson Outline which can be accessed in the online textbook(chapter resources page 29 and 30, the green button)

Tuesday, February 12: 
Do these first:These will help you study where the parts are for the Heart.  
Heart Parts Quiz #1: Click Here
Heart Parts Quiz #2: Click Here
Heart Parts Quiz #3: Click Here
Do this second:Online Heart and Circulatory System Slides and embedded Heart Quiz: Click Here    

Wednesday, Feb. 13: 
We will start to watch the Classic film called: "Hemo the Magnificient":  Click Here  Start at 5:00 minute mark and stop at the 48:00 minute mark.  Fill in the answers to questions that go with the video.

Thursday, Feb. 14:
We will use this video to dissect the Sheep Heart on Thursday, February 14
Click Here (Start at 2:45 minute mark with your dissection)  Cover your computer screen with plastic wrap. 

Study this diagram of the Heart for future Assessment 

February 4-8:
Monday, February 4: 
#1. Finish Eyewitness Sight Video.  It is posted on Google Classroom.  Start at 3:00 and watch from there.  There is a worksheet that goes along with video.  Finish by Wednesday Night. 
#2. Cow Eyeball Dissection Video.   Click Here 
---Fill in the Cow Eye Dissection Table- Description and function of eye parts worksheet.
#3. Cow Eyeball Powerpoint: Click Here

Future Assessment:
Eyeball structures: Assessment is the part's Location?  And, What is part's Function?
Parts to study: aqueous humor, blind spot, cornea, iris, lens, optic nerve, pupil, retina, sclera, vitreous humor, eye muscle, eye fat,   Cells of the retina called rods and cones 

Practice for eye assessment   
Label the parts of the eye GAME: Click Here  (click continue without supporting on the popup)
Quizlet Scatter Game: Some of the eye parts functions: Click Here
Blind spot Test online: Click Here

Watch these video clips for eye assessments: 
Eye parts and functions video clip: Click Here
How the eye works: Click Here
Evolution of the eye video clip: Click Here
Lasik eye surgery animation: Click Here
Try these Optical Illusions: Click Here

January 27-February 1:
We will study Brown Planaria (aka "Flatworms") as they can regenerate missing body parts using stem cells and mitosis to grow the parts back.  We will start discussing eyes and wrap things up with the cow eye dissection.  

Axolotl, Can regenerate some body parts. Click Here
Axolotl, A salamander that can regrow many parts through regeneration.  Click Here

Why are Brown Planarian(aka "Flatworms") so special? Click Here
We will Watch Brown Planarian(aka "Flatworms") Video in class on Monday: Click Here (Stop at 7:00)
Read Brown Planarians(aka "Flatworms") in Space Article: Click Here  

January 22-25:
Due by class on Thursday, Jan. 24: Watch Bill Nye: Germs  Click Here  I will put 2 questions on Friday Quick Assessment about this video.  
Due Thursday, Jan. 24 by 9:00 PM: Mitosis/Petri Dish Experiment Document.  Posted on Google Classroom.  Turn in when 100% done.  

Tuesday, Jan. 22: 
We observed the petri dishes today, took pictures, and added to the mitosis/petri dish experiment document.  We also walked for 5 minutes with a petri dish in 5 areas in the school: Everest Hall, Gym, My hallway, Cafe, Library or my room.  We will compare the 5 areas to see which one collected the most bacteria.  

Wednesday, Jan. 23: 
#1 Virtual Bacteria Lab: Click Here   
Fill in Data Table handed out in class.  You can also print blank copy at home and fill in. 
#2 Virtual Streak Plate Lab: Click Here

Thursday, Jan. 24: 
Final Day to observe Petri Dish Experiments is today, Not January 25.  
After you finish working on your document for this project, watch the video clips below: 
Watch: Swabbing New York Subway: Click Here (4 minutes)
Watch: How to make Petri Dish Art: Click Here (6 minutes)

Friday, Jan. 25     
We will observe Brown Planaria. 
Brown Planaria (a type of flatworm) can regenerate missing body parts video clip: Click Here  (Stop at 7:00)

Ice Climber injury infected with bacteria (15 minutes): Click Here

January 14-18: Cells Divide by copying it's DNA.  Cell division is called Mitosis. 
Friday, Jan. 18:  Finish the petri dish and onion root cell image search for your google document. 
Thursday, Jan. 17: Swabbing for cells: bacteria cells, fungi cells, and yeast(a type of fungi) cells.  We will be swabbing areas of the school and inoculating petri dishes.  Each table will actually have 4 petri dishes, not 3.  I made 100 petri dishes to use in class.  This means you have to swab 1 more area on Thursday.  

Video Clips watched in class on Thursday related to the petri dish experiment. 
#1. Steve Spangler swabs cell phone, shoe, mouth, computer keyboard and grows bacteria, fungi, and yeast in petri dishes: Click Here

Homework Due Thursday, Jan. 17: We will discuss Mitosis: Cell Division.  Read Chapter 3, Lesson 1 and fill in the Lesson outline answers.  
-Amoeba Sisters Mitosis Video: Click Here

The Picture below is of Onion Root Cells.  Some of the cells are in the process of Mitosis or Cell Division.  After Mitosis occurs the cells are half the size of the original cell.  Can you tell which ones are in the process of prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase? 

January 7-11:
We will be working with DNA model Kits in class on Monday. 
Due Wednesday.  Read Chapter 5, Lesson 3 about DNA.  Fill in the guided reading worksheet.  Show Mr. Carter in class on Wednesday.  
Due Friday: DNA molecule must be completed and graded for full credit. 

Video Clips/Videos that could help make better connections to classwork. 
Video Clip of How Genes code Click Here 
DNA: How Proteins are made: Click Here
Bill Nye Genes(important segments of DNA code) Video: Click Here

January 2-4:
Thursday, Jan. 3: Finish coloring in the DNA model on paper.  Study where these parts are in the DNA molecule: deoxyribose, phosphate, hydrogen bond, the bases: adenine, thymine, cytosine, guanine.  
Wednesday, Jan. 2: 
#1 Strawberry DNA Lab Video Clip: Click Here 
#2 Amoeba Sisters DNA structure and function: Click Here (Watch this while waiting for the DNA to precipitate out of solution).

December 17-21:
Work on the Google Classroom Assignment: Egg Experiment
---Make a doc and write a paragraph about the Egg Experiment
---Make a graph and make sure you have a title, x axis label, y axis label, and points for the data.  
To make points: click on the graph, click on series, click on points, and select 10px
December 10-14:
Due Tuesday, Dec. 11 night at 9:00PM: 
#1. Read chapter 2, Lesson 3 and fill in the worksheet or Lesson Outline.  

#2.  Watch the 2 very short video clips by clicking on the button that looks like a (play) button.

#3.  Student should take the online quiz by clicking on the button that looks like the (check mark).

#4.  Students should click on the virtual lab button (A flask) and fill in the table while doing the virtual lab.  Screenshot the table and show Mr. Carter for credit on Wednesday.

#5.  Students should watch the 2 videos posted on Google Classroom about Cell membrane and transport.

December 3-7: 
Videos/Quizlet to help review for the Assessment on Cell Parts and Functions. Assessment will start Tuesday and continue into Wednesday.  
#1 Crash Course:AnimalCells: Click Here 
#2 Quizlet.com on Cell parts and basic functions: Click Here
#3 Cell Organelle Video(Cell structure and Function in Song): Click Here  
(Clarke Teacher Ms. Welsh is singing)
Due Thursday December 6 by 9:00 PM: Watch this video(to the 25 minute mark) about Human Stem Cells: Click Here
Due Thursday December 6 by 9:00 PM: Google Classroom Assignment: Cell Analogies Document
Due Wednesday December 5 by 8:00 PM: Google Classroom Assignment: Take photo of 1 of the cells and label it.  Upload to Google Classroom. Use any app that you can label a picture.  I linked sketchpad 5.1 which we have used before. 

November 26-30: New Topic: Types of Cells in Human Body.  We will be making 3D Cells in class with the parts you researched.  
Due Wednesday, Nov. 28 by 9:00PM: We will work on these in class Monday, Tuesday. 
#1 Read Cell Life Comic Book: Click Here 
Answer questions on handout as you read.  (Worksheet handed out in class, but is also in comic at end)
Due Thursday, Nov. 29 by 9:00PM: We will work on this on Wednesday,Part of Thursday.     
#1 Picture Dictionary for major types of cells in the human body.  Posted on Google Classroom.

November 19-21: No homework due this week.  
We are watching Pushing the Limits: Strength in class.  All about human skeletal and muscular system. 

November 13-15:
No homework due Thursday: Coloring Activity is due by the end of the class on Thursday.
Due By 8:00 PM Tuesday, November 14: 
Check Google Classroom for Classwork today: 
--- Finish: Label the Arm using Sketchpad Website. (Most will finish in class)
--- Finish Watching Biology of Skin Color Video Clip: Click Here. Posted on Google Classroom (We started in class on Friday)
--- Finish Reading Chapter 14, Lesson 3 about SKIN and fill in Outline Worksheet. You can get this from the resources button in the textbook.  Page 48 and 49 of the Green Resource Button on Online Textbook.  (We started in class on Friday). 

November 5-9:
Friday, November 9: Check Google Classroom for Classwork today.  
---Biology of Skin Color Video Clip
---Read Chapter 14, Lesson 3 about SKIN and fill in Outline Worksheet. You can get this from the resources button in the textbook.  
Thursday, November 8: Chicken Wing Dissection-Day 2
Chicken Wing Slide Show used in class: Click here
-----Identify for a grade: Cartilage, Muscle, Tendon, Ligament, ulna/radius bones, humerus bone for credit.  You can use video (Day 2) to help you study the parts.  
Wednesday, November 7: Chicken Wing Dissection-Day 1 
-----Remove 75% of the skin and identify muscle.
Monday, November 5:  
#1: In class: Watch videos below and take notes in the chicken wing packet on these parts of the chicken wing: muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage, skin, connective tissue, bone, fat.  
#2: Read Chapter 14, Lesson 2 about Muscles.  Do the Worksheet (Lesson Outline) for this lesson.  Fill in the answers as you read.  Upload Screenshots to Google Classroom when done. 

October 22-26:
Owl Pellet Dissection This Week.  Keep on studying the bone names for the assessment on Oct. 31.  Online practice below last weeks post.  
Due Thursday, October 25:  Watch Google Classroom Video Clips about Owls.  Watch all 3 of them.  Last one is the owl regurgitating an owl pellet. 
Wednesday Class:  Go to Google Classroom to see the Assignment.  
Online Textbook.  

#1 Read Chapter 14, Lesson 1 (Skeletal System)  Wear Earbuds.  Google Classroom Assignment: 

#2 Do Reading Check Quiz

#3 Do Virtual Lab: What are the major bones in the human body (Take a screenshot and upload to Google Classroom for credit).

#4 Watch the Brain Pop about Joints of the human body. 

#5 Do the Types of moveable joints matching activity. 

October 15-19: 

Study the bones of the human body(worksheet handed out in class) for the Bones Race Challenge on Halloween, Oct. 31. 

Bones Race Online Practice: Click Here  Do Bones of the Skeleton (front, back, side) You can do all 3 quizzes. 
Virtual Barn Owl Pellet Dissection: Click Here


October 1-5:  
Isopods Lab.  Otherwise known as Pill Bugs or Roly Poly. 

Monday, October 1: 
We watched this video about Pill Bugs in class on Monday: PBS video: Click Here
We observed Pill Bugs in testing chambers
We researched info about pill bugs.  You need to find 10 facts about Pill Bugs. 

Sept. 17-21: 
#1 Did you do the Characteristics of Living Things Google Form Question???: This was posted on Google Classroom on Friday, Sept. 14.  Watch this video first: Click Here    Question?  What are the common characteristics of all living organisms? 
#2 Exploring and classifying Life Picture dictionary Assignment Posted on Google Classroom.  Google Doc. Picture Dictionary is due Friday, Sept. 21. Mark as done so I can see the assignment. 
#3 Microscope Pictures Google Doc.  This will be posted Tuesday morning on Google Classroom.  We will do this in class on Tuesday.  

Sept 11-14:
Video you should watch in class on Friday: Characteristics of Living Things: Click Here  Finish this for homework.  Be prepared to discuss next week.  Question?  What are the common characteristics of all living organisms? 

Monday, Sept. 11: Class Objectives: Making a wet mount slide using elodea(aquatic plant) and onion cells.  All living organisms are made of cells.  
Missed Class? Watch these short videos below. 
Wet mount slide of Elodea Plant video directions: Click Here   
Wet mount slide of onion video Directions: Click Here

Wednesday, Sept. 12:  Quiz on Microscope Parts. Study the parts using the online practice website below and the worksheet in class with the picture of the actual microscope we use in class. 
Microscope parts online practice: MICROSCOPE PARTS

Sept 4-7
Wednesday, Sept. 5:  Nahant Field Station Field Trip Permission Form(page 3-both sides) needs to be filled out and checked for accuracy.  Due date to turn back in is Sept. 21.  Payment(online) due date is October 5. 

Due by Wednesday, Sept. 5: 
#1  Bring in 5 items that are no bigger than a quarter and no thicker than a quarter to look at under our microscopes.  They should be translucent(some light can travel through object) or transparent(like clear plastic).
#2 Bring in the signed permission form to do the popcorn experiment.  I need everyone to bring this back, even if you don't have a food allergy. The only food we are actually going to eat this year is popcorn, but we will work with fruits like strawberries, oranges, apples during our DNA lab.  We will not be eating these fruits for this lab.  We will also have labs using seeds of  various kinds and dissect flowers in the spring.