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April 24, 25, & 29, 2013
Today:  Presentations!  Yay!  I know, you can't wait!

Discussion Norms - REMEMBER WE ARE CHALLENGING IDEAS NOT PEOPLE.


April 23, 2013
1.  Complete Poster/Include:
    Please include your 
    1. The QUESTION
    2. NEW CLAIM
    3. EVIDENCE:  Punnett Square
    4. REASON: Your explanation of your Punnett Square and your results and how it proves your claim.

2.  Review discussion norms - REMEMBER WE ARE CHALLENGING IDEAS NOT PEOPLE.
    
3.  Teams Present
    1.  All team members be ready with the argument.
    2.  Audience ask clarifying or challenge questions.


April 22, 2013  (Worth 2 Test Scores: one for your journal, one for your poster)

In your journal, title a new page: Summary Model: Mendel's Peas & the Punnett  Square.

Create a model using Punnett Squares to explain your ideas for the following narrative:

Once upon a time, there were two pea plants.  One had yellow peas, the other had green peas.  The two pea plants fell in love and crossed.  What color do you think the baby peas will be?

Please include your 
1. The QUESTION
2. NEW CLAIM
3. EVIDENCE:  Punnett Square
4. REASON: Your explanation of your Punnett Square and your results and how it proves your claim.

After you have completed your model, you will find consensus with your team to create a team model.

April 19, 2013
Today we will review your blogs and discuss ideas.

You will need your journal.

1.  First, let's talk about discussion norms.
2.  Let's look at the blogs.









April 18, 2013
Now that you have learned about heterozygous and homozygous alleles, dominant and recessive traits, purebreds and hybrids, please think about the question we started with at the beginning of the unit.

Once upon a time, there were two pea plants.  One had yellow peas, the other had green peas.  The two pea plants fell in love and crossed.  What color do you think the baby peas will be?


In the blog you already have, create a NEW POST.  Make sure you give it a title.

1.  TITLE:  Initial Claim
In the post, state your INITIAL CLAIM (what you thought in the beginning.  If you don't remember, check it out here:



Copy of Peas Please ‎(Responses)‎


2.  TITLE:  What I think now.
Write if you still agree with your initial claim, or if you changed your mind.  If you changed your claim, please state your new claim.

3.  TITLE:  Evidence
What is the main piece of evidence that changed your mind.  It could be your research online or something you learned in class.  Please explain what it is.

4.  TITLE:  Reason
What about this evidence made you change your mind?

5.  TITLE:  How it all works.
Make sure you explain what would happen if you crossed a yellow and green pea.  Please describe the alleles of the offspring that you think are involved.  Why do you think the offspring will have those alleles.

6.  Find a NEW POST from someone in your class and COMMENT on it.
-Say if you agree or disagree.
-If you agree, say what part you agree with and why.
-If you disagree, say what part you disagree with and why.

7.  Be ready to discuss your ideas tomorrow in class then take a test on this subject next Monday.

8.  Early finisher:  Cool Website.  Check it out:  http://smartr.edc.org/












April 17, 2013


April 12 & 15 

Wake Up Honors Bio Genetics


Wake Up Gen Bio Genetics




April 11, 2013

Genetics.slides



April 9, 2013
Cool word:  cogent
Mean convincing
Example:  cogent evidence.
Try using it in your comments "______ is cogent evidence."
or "________ is a cogent analysis" or "___________ is a cogent argument."

YouTube Video


Peas Please - What Scientist Think Blog Post  75 Points Total
You need to have:
  1. Claim:  Say what you think.  10 Points
  2. Proof/Evidence:  Restate the evidence you found with your Google Search.  Don't just assume it! 30 Points
  3. Include website link to evidence.  5 Points
  4. Reason why you think this evidence supports the claim.  30 Points


PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR WEBSITE RESOURCE ADDRESS IS A LINK.

Make sure you have 3 comments that:
1.  State if you agree or disagree with the writer's claim/idea.
2.  Explains WHY you agree or disagree.  What is your reason?  State whether you agree with their evidence summary.  Do you think their evidence summary relates directly or indirectly to their claim.
Explain why you agree or disagree with their evidence summary.
3.  Rates the evidence source (website).  Is this a reliable source or not?  (How do you know?)



LVMS Blog Comment Rubric



April 8, 2013
Welcome back!

Detentions:  Prince

Here's what your classmates thought at the beginning of this investigation:



Today we will look at your blogs.  We will look for good examples and not so good examples.  We will also look at comments.

Tomorrow we will go back into computer lab to revise blogs and comments.

March 28, 2013

Cool word of the day:  cogent.  
Google it and see how many times you can use it in a sentence today!  ;)   Word score!

1.  Finish your blog post about the peas.

2.  Post the link to your blog on your homepage.

3.  Find AT LEAST 3 blog posts from students in your class to read and comment.  Be sure you are respectful when you comment.  
A.  Your comment should talk about if and why you agree or disagree with their idea/claim.
B.  Why you think that.
C.  Is it good, reliable website/evidence. 
D. If you agree/disagree with their analysis of their research.  
E.  Why you think that.
Remember, it is just an idea.  Be sure to look at the website they used to support their claim.  Tell them if you think the site is a good source for information and why you think this.

4.  Early finishers: go through the concepts on this website.  Make sure you look at the animations, videos, bio, and problem.

After you get to Concept 4 or during the last 10 minutes of class (which ever comes first), write a blog post explaining what you learned and if you still agree with your initial claim.

5.  Find other blog posts on this reading/website and comment like we did before.


March 26 & 27, 2013
Use your notebook for the following:

Genetics.doc



March 25, 2013
Sit in the middle



March 20, 2013
Quiz and Summary CER of Cell Division

Cell Division Summary CER





March 18 & 19, 2013
Review of Cell Division for quiz on March 20, 2013
-Bacteria Exponential Growth Chart
-Bacteria Colony
-Process of cell division to create two new daughter cells from an original parent cell
-DNA replication during cell division
-The order of cell division:  DNA replication called interphase, Creation of two nuclei called Mitosis, Cell membrane and cytoplasm division called cytokinesis

March 12, 2013

3 Microscope Mitosis & Sequence



March 11, 2013

2 Flip Book Cell Division Mitosis



March 6, 2013
Go to your website.

Open your Cell Division Page.

If you are able to follow the tutorials, please do so.  

Otherwise, follow along with me.



March 1, 2013
1.  Log in to Google Apps.  Go to your GMail.


2.  Watch the tutorial below to make a Google Spreadsheet and Chart.  (Don't just watch, do what the tutorial says to do!)

YouTube Video


3.  Above your chart, copy and paste this link for your YouTube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KIpcCyuypzg

See the tutorial below for directions.

YouTube Video




4.  Last, but not least, let's check out that Formula!





2(x-1) = # of bacteria, where x = the generation.


 
 x 2(x-1)
 1
 2
 3
 4
 516 
 632 
 764 
 8128 
 9256 
 10512 
 111024
 12    2048 
 25 ?
 73 ?


Use the calculator to check.  See the tutorial below to find out how to use the online calculator.

Cell Division Formula


YouTube Video



February 25, 2013
Last day in the computer lab for a while!  Make it count.


The Story Of Where Plants Get The Mass They Need To Grow And Live
2.  Finish your story on your website about how a little seed named Bob (OK, you don't have to name your seed) grew to be a big tree.  Where did he get all the atoms he needed for his mass?

Paragraph 1:  Intro to the problem question and what YOU thought in the beginning.  (see your journal for Seed to Tree Task)

Paragraph 2: What you learned from the SOIL experiment.  Does it prove or disprove the claim that soil is a tree's main source of mass?  Why or why not.  (see your journal for the evidence)

Paragraph 3: What you learned from the WATER experiment.  Does it prove or disprove the claim that water is a tree's main source of mass?  Why or why not.  (see your journal for the evidence)

Paragraph 4: What you learned from the AIR experiment.  Does it prove or disprove the claim that air (carbon dioxide) is a tree's main source of mass?  Why or why not.  (see your journal for the evidence)

Paragraph 5:  What do you think now?  Do you still agree with your initial (first) claim or did you change your mind?  What do you now know about photosynthesis that helps you know this?
You should talk about the photosynthesis equation (Google it) and the experiment where we poured Carbon dioxide into a bag on a scale.

Feel free to can pictures like these in your narrative.  You will need to "cite" the internet address where you found it.  You much cite sources unless you drew the picture.

Try to find the Title of the Website (at the top of the page), the author of the site, the copyright if there is one, the date the cite was created or updated.



Virtuallaboratory.colorado.edu, Biofundamentals. Lecture Notes, Topic:  Capturing Energy, revised October 9, 2012


Prentice Hall Science Explorer, Pearson Education. Copyright 2000.



Image: Joseph Priestly portrait 1794, Ellen Sharples, Electron shell diagram for Oxygen, Pumbaa/Greg Robson


February 22, 2013

DO NOT work on What Scientists Think.  There is no more time for that.  The "Story" is worth WAY MORE POINTS and you need to work on that today!

On your website, below What Scientists Think...
Write the title 2. 
The Story Of Where Plants Get The Mass They Need To Grow And Live
5 points

(Write the purple parts you see below on your website)

Create a narrative explaining what is the main source of mass for plants, and how and where plants get the mass (atoms) they need to grow and live.

Sentence frame you will need to use:

(Paragraph 1)  At first I thought <get info from your first claim from seed to tree.  This is what you thought in the beginning.  Most people thought it was soil.> because ____ (explain why you thought that).
15 points

(Paragraph 2, 3, and 4)  
<1. Explain the evidence from the three experiments testing the claims soil, water, and air.  Get this evidence from your journal.  We wrote notes on the experiments for soil, water, and air.  You need to explain all three to show me you understand them.

2. Discuss whether the evidence proves or disproves the claim. 
 
3. Give you reasons why you think the evidence proves or disproves each claim.  Use your notes in your journal to write this.>

20 points each paragraph/topic of soil, air, water, 60 points total

(Paragraph 5) In the end, I decided <I still agree with my first claim that _________> or <I changed I mind and now I think _______> The reason I think this is because ___________ .  Also, talk about photosynthesis and how that works.  Talk about the equation and anything else you can think.  Like the bag experiment.
20 points

Use pictures for extra credit.  The more pictures you use that are directly related to your story, the more points!  (So don't just put cute pictures of puppies!)  See examples on the right.



February 20, 2013
PROGRESS REPORTS

A.  You should have finished with your What Scientists think yesterday.
But I will give you 15 minutes to finish it today.

Some of you were unable to find a good website for info.  You can use this one:


1.  Be sure to include your claim

2.  Summarize what the scientist thinks.

3.  Include the website address above.

4.  I will show you how to create a citation for the website above.

B.  Next you need to work on your Story of Where Plants Get There Mass.  See info below

February 19, 2013

Sit in the middle!

New students
Make a website then email me the link. Here is my YouTube tutorial to show you how to make your basic website. Be sure to watch it in full screen and please do what it says. Don't just watch it, make a website!

YouTube Video



February 19, 2013
All students
On your website, make a new page.  Call it Soil, Water, or Air?

AFTER YOU MAKE THE NEW PAGE, SAVE IT, CLICK ON MORE, GO TO PAGE SETTINGS, SELECT SHOW PAGE IN SIDEBAR.

At the top of the page, put this title
Where do plants get most of the mass:  soil, water or air?

Under the title
1.  What do scientists think!
Use Google Search to find out what scientists think about the question: Where do plants get most of their mass?  Where do they get most of the atoms to make their mass/cellulose/wood?  Is it soil, water or air?

Next write
Evidence
Write a summary about the evidence you find.  Use your own words.  Do not copy and paste this part.

Next write
Citation
Put the website address (from the address/search bar above where you found the information.)

2. Write the title 
The Story Of Where Plants Get The Mass They Need To Grow And Live
5 points

Create a narrative explaining what is the main source of mass for plants, and how and where plants get the mass (atoms) they need to grow and live.

Sentence frame you will need to use:

(Paragraph one)  At first I thought <get info from your first claim from seed to tree> because ____.
15 points

(Paragraph two, three, and four)  
<1. Explain the evidence from the three experiments testing the claims soil, water, and air.  

2. Discuss whether the evidence proves or disproves the claim. 
 
3. Give you reasons why you think the evidence proves or disproves each claim.  Use your notes in your journal to write this.>

20 points each paragraph, 60 points total

(Paragraph five) In the end, I decided <I still agree with my first claim that _________> or <I changed I mind and now think _______>.  The reason I think this is because ___________
20 points

December 14, 2012

Need progress reports or detention from these people:   P3 Christal, Robbin, Chris, Johnny, Francisco, Melissa.




Today is the last day to work in computer lab.  You can work on these assignments at home on your own computer if you like.  The deadline is midnight Saturday to turn anything in and email me.

Scroll down to see all answers from all classes.

FORM Cassidy's Place


Mitochondria Evidence 1





December 11, 2012
Homework: Turn in Progress Reports: if you have a D or F get it signed by your parent.

Today work on your missing assignments.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Any work you do this week, you need to email me and tell me exactly what you did.  Otherwise I WILL NOT GRADE IT and you will not get credit for your work.

If you got a ZERO on any assignments you can still do them.  Email me to tell me when they are done so you can get credit.


December 10, 2012
Progress Reports Today.  If you have a D or F get it signed by your parent.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any work you do this week, you need to email me and tell me exactly what you did.  Otherwise I WILL NOT GRADE IT and you will not get credit for your work.

If you got a ZERO on any assignments you can still do them.  Email me to tell me when they are done so you can get credit.

Students who still need to take the Atoms & Cells Test:
Period 3
Melissa
Chris
Period 7
JayCee

1. Check out the responses from your classmates in the TWO Forms below regarding Cassidy's evidence.  See if you agree with what others say.

2. Today we will fix pictures on our websites and talk about Evidence 4.

3. Also, make sure you have an intro on your HOME page to welcome people to your website.  See example website here.



December 7, 2012
Today you should be finishing Evidence 4 and working on Evidence 5

But first, go back on revise your Cassidy's Place CER on your website!


December 6, 2012
2.  ON YOUR WEBSITE Go back and work on Cassidy's Place Evidence today.  Make sure your evidence ONLY TALKS ABOUT AMOUNTS of mitochondria.

3.  Make sure your REASON includes your CLAIM.

4.  Finish the other evidences.


December 4, 2012
Work on Evidence 4 if you are finished with the other evidences.

Example website here.

December 3, 2012
Only 3 weeks left in this semester!

PLEASE go back to CASSIDY'S PLACES and BILL'S BLOG on your website and READ YOUR EVIDENCE.  After our discussion on Friday, please make any changes you might need to make.  Please do not write for the evidence things like:  "I used the graph for evidence."  Please talk about what the evidence is saying to YOU!



3.  If you are finished with those 2, work on Evidence 4.

November 30, 2012


3.  Then rate all three pieces of evidence.

4. Then write a CER on your mitochondria page.

November 29, 2012

November 28, 2012


Ms. Rickard will go over some of the CERRs today.



November 27, 2012

Ms. Rickard will play a recording for the class.

When finished, go to Ms. Rickard's Mitochondria page. Read the SLIDES then fill in the FORM about Cassidy's Place.


November 26, 2012

If you are a new student and do not have a website, follow the directions in this tutorial and make your website.

Then do the following.

OR

If you already have a website, you can go to GMail, then click on SITES in the black bar to get to your website. Bookmark it!

1.  
Create a new page called Mitochondria.

2.  Go to your GMail to find a picture of mitochondria that I emailed to you. Download it, then insert it on your Mitochondria page.  Find it in your downloads.

3.  Put today's date at the top.

4.  Copy and paste this question:

This picture was taken with  an electron microscope.  It shows mitochondria in a cell.  How could scientists possibly know what mitochondria in a cell do since they are so small?

5.  Then write a paragraph answering this question.  Remember, a paragraph is about 5 sentences long.

6.  If you have extra time, Google Electron Microscope to see what it is. Then Google Light Microscope to see what it is.  What do you think is the difference?  Think about it.

7.  When you finish, go to MY Mitochondria page.  Read the SLIDES then fill in the FORM about Cassidy's Place.



October 10, 2012

C3B4me  ALWAYS!

Turn in Journals.

1.  Do ONE lesson in Typing Club at 100% accuracy using the correct fingers.

2.  Did you do Summary Writing:  Plant & Animal Cells?  If not, do it NOW!

3.  Did you do Atoms or Cells?  If not, do it NOW!

4.  Did you do Scale of the Universe?  If not, do it NOW!

5.  Did you turn in your Website?  If not, do it NOW.

Finish websites by watching my YouTube Tutorials.  Go to playlists at the bottom.

Make sure you have:
    a.  Welcome/Intro on Home Page
    b.  Science Page

6.  Did you  create a Kidblog account?  Do it NOW!  Watch my tutorial here.  Scroll down to playlists and click on KidBlog.   Click here to open your KidBlog account. Click on SECRET CODE and type in itz25 this is the code.  Then click SIGN UP WITH GOOGLE.  Then click ALLOW ACCESS.

Please bookmark KidBlog

7.  If you are done with all of the above, play Cell Craft

8. If you finish Cell Craft  go to my YouTube channel and make an Avatar.  Please bookmark my YouTube Channel.

9.  In Chrome Web Store (open new tab) install GMAIL and Drive icons.






October 9, 2012

C3B4me:  what does this mean?

1. Go to your Dashboard (open a new tab).  I want to see 
  • TypeFu
  • Typing Club
2.  Do one lesson in Typing Club at 100% accuracy using the CORRECT FINGERS!.

3. Check to see if your website is on my website.  If not, submit it here.

4.  If you did not finish your Summary Writing:  Plant & Animal Cells, do it now.

5.  Please do today's lesson:  Atoms or Cells?

6.  Please do Scale of the Universe.



October 8, 2012

C3B4me:  what does this mean?

1.  On the right, click on Summary Writing:  Plants & Animal Cells.  Please answer the questions.  Do your best to show me what you have learned over the last few weeks of science investigation.  This is worth a LOT OF POINTS!  Thanks!

2.  Finishers, please turn in your website address here.  You can find out if you have turned in your website address by looking at your period's website page (on the right).

3.  Finishers:  
a.  Go to the Chrome Web Store and add Typing Club and Type Fu.

b.  Check your speed by adding Type Fu and testing yourself.

c.  Do at least three lessons in Typing Club today.  MAKE SURE YOU USE THE CORRECT FINGERS.

New Students:


2.  Then You will create a Kidblog account.  Watch my tutorial here.  Scroll down to playlists and click on KidBlog.   Click here to open your KidBlog account. Click on SECRET CODE and type in itz25 this is the code.  Then click SIGN UP WITH GOOGLE.  Then click ALLOW ACCESS.

2.  You will need to create a website by watching my YouTube Tutorial.  Go to playlists at the bottom.

Make sure you have:
    a.  written a Welcome/Intro on Home Page
    b.  Science Page

When you finish your website copy and paste the link into the Form on my Website Design Project link (on the left side of this page)



All students, if you have finished everything, you can go to my YouTube channel, watch the playlist on how to make an Avatar.

If you are a total over achiever and have finished everything, you may go to Draw A Stickman

September 7, 2012

September 10, 2012

C3B4me:  what does this mean?

1.  Today you will create a Kidblog account.  Click here. Click on SECRET CODE and type in itz25 this is the code.  Then click SIGN UP WITH GOOGLE.  Then click ALLOW ACCESS.

Also, you can watch my tutorial here.  Scroll down to playlists and click on KidBlog.



3.  If you were absent and did not do "Do Plants Move?"  please watch the plant videos and fill out the form.

4.  Finish websites by watching my YouTube Tutorials.  Go to playlists at the bottom.

5.  Make sure you have:
    a.  Welcome/Intro on Home Page
    b.  Science Page

6.  When you finish your website copy and paste the link into the Form on my Website Design Project link (on the left side of this page)


7.  If you are finished with your website, go to the Chrome Web Store and add Typing Club and practice typing.

8.  You can check your speed by adding Type Fu and testing yourself.

9.  After you have practice typing for a couple of levels, go to my YouTube channel and make an Avatar.

10.  If you are a total over achiever and have finished everything, you may go to Draw A Stickman

C3B4me:  what does this mean?

1.  Pick a team leader.

2.  Team leader:  make sure each team member has bookmarked
    a.  Ms. Rickard's webpage
    b.  Student Gmail page
    c.  Student Site page.

3.  Go to "Do Plants Move?" and check out what you and other students said. 

If you were absent yesterday, please watch the plant videos and fill out the form.

4.  Finish websites by watching my YouTube Tutorials.

5.  Make sure you have:
    a.  Welcome/Intro on Home Page
    b.  Science Page

6.  If you are finished with your website, go to the Chrome Web Store and Typing Club and practice typing.


September 6, 2012
1.  Bookmark this page in your browser.  In Chrome, click on the star in the address bar at the top of the browser.  Where it says name, erase the words.  This will leave you with just the icon in your bookmarks bar (which looks cooler).

2.  Click on Do Plants Move? on the left side of the screen.  Watch the videos and answer the questions.

3.  When finished, click on Website Design Project on the left side of this screen.  Follow the tutorials and design your website.