Agenda/Announcements

May 25 - May 29

Announcements

  • Unit 10 Earth Science Notebook Check on Tuesday 05-26 for Periods 1, 3, and 5 and Wednesday 05-27 for Periods 2, 4, and 6.
  • Remeber to bring your iPad and charger on Thursday May 28th for iPad returns.
  • General Science 1 Final on Monday June 1st for Periods 1 and 2, Tuesday June 2nd for Periods 3 and 4, and Wednesday June 3rd for Periods 5 and 6.

Agenda

Monday May 25, 2015 

            -No School

Tuesday May 26, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Unit 10 Notebook Check

            -General Science 1 Study Guide Jigsaw Activity

Wednesday May 27, 2015 

            -Unit 10 Notebook Check

            -General Science 1 Study Guide Jigsaw Activity

Thursday May 28, 2015

            -Return iPads in Science Classes

            -General Science 1 Practice Test

Friday May 29, 2015 

           -General Science 1 Stations


May 18 - May 22

Announcements

  • Unit 10 Earth Science Test and Notebook Check on Tuesday 05-26 for Periods 1, 3, and 5 and Wednesday 05-27 for Periods 2, 4, and 6.
  • General Science 1 Final on Monday June 1st for Periods 1 and 2, Tuesday June 2nd for Periods 3 and 4, and Wednesday June 3rd for Periods 5 and 6.

Agenda

Monday May 18, 2015 

            -Return iPads in Science Classes

            -Natural Disaster News Report Presentations 

Tuesday May 19, 2015 

            -Return iPads in Science Classes

            -Natural Resources Lesson

Wednesday May 20, 2015 

            -Natural Resources Performance Task

            -Peer Grade Natural Resources Performance Task

Thursday May 21, 2015

            -Natural Resources Activity

Friday May 22, 2015 

           -Unit 10 Earth Science Test Study Guide


May 11 - May 15

Announcements

  • Unit 10 Water Cycle, Rock Cycle, and Plate Tectonics Quiz on Tuesday 05-12.
  • Unit 10 Earth Science Test and Notebook Check on Tuesday 05-26 for Periods 1, 3, and 5 and Wednesday 05-27 for Periods 2, 4, and 6.

Agenda

Monday May 11, 2015 

            -Unit 10 Water Cycle, Rock Cycle, and Plate Tectonics Kahoot Review Game

            -Unit 10 Water Cycle, Rock Cycle, and Plate Tectonics Quiz Study Guide

Tuesday May 12, 2015 

            -Unit 10 Water Cycle, Rock Cycle, and Plate Tectonics Quiz

            -Ridges and Trenches Article

Wednesday May 13, 2015 

            -Geosciences Processes Lesson

            -Geosciences Examples

            -Natural Disaster News Report Introduction

Thursday May 14, 2015

            -Earthquake Lesson

            -Earthquake World Map

Friday May 15, 2015 

           -Earthquakes World Class Map


May 04 - May 08

Announcements

  • Unit 10 Water Cycle, Rock Cycle, and Plate Tectonics Quiz on Tuesday 05-12.
  • Unit 10 Earth Science Test and Notebook Check on Monday 05-26 for Periods 1, 3, and 5 and Tuesday 05-27 for Periods 2, 4, and 6.

Agenda

Monday May 04, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Rock Cycle Lab

            -Interactive Rock Cycle Simulations

Tuesday May 05, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Rock Cycle Lab

            -Interactive Rock Cycle Simulations

Wednesday May 06, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Gizmos Plate Tectonics Activity

            -Plate Tectonics Review WS

            -Interactive Plate Tectonics Simulations

Thursday May 07, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Gizmos Plate Tectonics Activity

            -Plate Tectonics Review WS

            -Interactive Plate Tectonics Simulations

Friday May 08, 2015 

           -Plate Tectonics Stations


April 27 - May 01

Announcements

  • Unit 9 Relationships and Cycles in Ecosystems Test Reteach on Tuesday 04-28 from 3:15 - 4:15 pm.

Agenda

Monday April 27, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Rock Cycle Lesson

            -Rock Cycle Diagram

            -Gizmos Rock Cycle Activity

Tuesday April 28, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Rock Cycle Lesson

            -Rock Cycle Diagram

            -Gizmos Rock Cycle Activity

Wednesday April 29, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Gizmos Building Pangaea Activity

            -Plate Tectonics Lesson

            -Plate Tectonic Boundaries

Thursday April 30, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Gizmos Building Pangaea Activity

            -Plate Tectonics Lesson

            -Plate Tectonic Boundaries

Friday May 01, 2015 

           -Rock Cycle Article


April 20 - April 24

Announcements

  • Unit 9 Relationships and Cycles in Ecosystems Notebook Check and Test on Monday 04-20 and Tuesday 04-21.

Agenda

Monday April 20, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Unit 9 Relationships and Cycles in Ecosystems Test Kahoot Review Game

            -Unit 9 Notebook Check

            -Unit 9 Relationships and Cycles in Ecosystems Test

Tuesday April 21, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Unit 9 Relationships and Cycles in Ecosystems Test Kahoot Review Game

            -Unit 9 Notebook Check

            -Unit 9 Relationships and Cycles in Ecosystems Test

Wednesday April 22, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Begin Unit 10 Earth Science

            -Journal Entry #1 – What do you know about the water cycle? Why is it important to study and understand the water cycle?

            -Water Cycle Lesson

            -Water Cycle Comic Strip

            -Gizmos Water Cycle

Thursday April 23, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Begin Unit 10 Earth Science

            -Journal Entry #1 – What do you know about the water cycle? Why is it important to study and understand the water cycle?

            -Water Cycle Lesson

            -Water Cycle Comic Strip

            -Gizmos Water Cycle

Friday April 24, 2015 

           -Water Cycle Demonstrations


April 13 - April 17

Announcements

  • Unit 9 Relationships and Cycles in Ecosystems Notebook Check and Test on Monday 04-20 and Tuesday 04-21.

Agenda

Monday April 13, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Journal Entry #3 – The plants, fish, reptiles, birds, and even microscopic organisms in a pond interact in many ways, creating a natural balance. A fisherman from Maryland made an alarming discovery in 2002. He caught a northern snakehead fish, which is native only to Asia and Africa. It may have been dumped in the pond by someone who imported the species from China. This torpedo-shaped fish can grow to a length of one meter. A female can lay over 100,000 eggs each year. It can breathe air and travel on land, so it has been nicknamed the walking fish. The walking fish eats other fish. There is nothing that eats the walking fish. What affects might this fish have on the pond? Be sure to include a claim, evidence, and reasoning in your response.

            -Green Crab Performance Task

            -Where Can we Find Carbon Article and Activity

Tuesday April 14, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Journal Entry #3 – The plants, fish, reptiles, birds, and even microscopic organisms in a pond interact in many ways, creating a natural balance. A fisherman from Maryland made an alarming discovery in 2002. He caught a northern snakehead fish, which is native only to Asia and Africa. It may have been dumped in the pond by someone who imported the species from China. This torpedo-shaped fish can grow to a length of one meter. A female can lay over 100,000 eggs each year. It can breathe air and travel on land, so it has been nicknamed the walking fish. The walking fish eats other fish. There is nothing that eats the walking fish. What affects might this fish have on the pond? Be sure to include a claim, evidence, and reasoning in your response.

            -Green Crab Performance Task

            -Where Can we Find Carbon Article and Activity

Wednesday April 15, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Peer Grade Green Crab Performance Task

            -Carbon Cycle Lesson

            -Carbon Cycle Diagram

            -Carbon Cycle Game

Thursday April 16, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Peer Grade Green Crab Performance Task

            -Carbon Cycle Lesson

            -Carbon Cycle Diagram

            -Carbon Cycle Game

Friday April 17, 2015 

           -Unit 9 Relationships and Cycles in Ecosystems Test Kahoot Review Game

           -Unit 9 Relationships and Cycles in Ecosystems Test Study Guide


April 06 - April 10

Announcements

  • Endangered Species Project Due Monday 04-06 for Periods 1, 3, and 5 and Tuesday 04-07 for Periods 2, 4, and 6.

Agenda

Monday April 06, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Peer Grade Endangered Species Project

            -Energy Flows through the Ecosystem Review

            -Relationships in Ecosystems Lesson

            -Symbiosis Relationship Examples

Tuesday April 07, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Peer Grade Endangered Species Project

            -Energy Flows through the Ecosystem Review

            -Relationships in Ecosystems Lesson

            -Symbiosis Relationship Examples

Wednesday April 08, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Good Buddies Game

            -Which Symbiosis Is It?

            -Invasive Species Lesson

            -Invasive Species Poster

Thursday April 09, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Good Buddies Game

            -Which Symbiosis Is It?

            -Invasive Species Lesson

            -Invasive Species Poster

Friday April 10, 2015 

           -Invasive Species Gallery Walk


March 16 - March 20

Announcements

  • Extra Credit Opportunity - Attend the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering on March 21st at Petco Park and complete the Home Run Science Challenge located in Worksheets and Handouts tab.
  • Endangered Species Project Due Monday 04-06 for Periods 1, 3, and 5 and Tuesday 04-07 for Periods 2, 4, and 6.
  • Spring Break 03-23 thorugh 04-03.

Agenda

Monday March 16, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -World Biomes Research

            -World Biomes Poster

            -World Biomes Gallery Walk

            -Endangered Species Project due Monday 04-06

Tuesday March 17, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -World Biomes Research

            -World Biomes Poster

            -World Biomes Gallery Walk

            -Endangered Species Project due Tuesday 04-07

Wednesday March 18, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Gizmos Prairie Ecosystem Activity

            -Gizmos Food Chain Activity

Thursday March 19, 2015 (Block Schedule)

            -Gizmos Prairie Ecosystem Activity

            -Gizmos Food Chain Activity

Friday March 20, 2015 

           -Gizmos Food Chain Performance Task


March 09 - March 13

Announcements

  • Unit 8 Ecosystems Test Reteach on Tuesday March 10th from 3:15-4:15pm.

Agenda

Monday March 09, 2015

            -Energy Flow Activity

            -Energy Pyramid Lesson

            -Energy Pyramid 

Tuesday March 10, 2015 

            -Cascade Effect Article

            -Food Chains, Food Web, and Energy Pyramid WS

Wednesday March 11, 2015

            -Owl Pellet Lab

Thursday March 12, 2015

            -Owl Pellet Lab

Friday March 13, 2015 

            -Journal Entry #2 – An ecologist studied the presence of a toxic chemical in a lake. She found that the water had one molecule of the toxin for every one billion molecules of water, or one part per billion (1 ppb). The algae had one part per million (1 ppm) of the toxin. Small animals, called zooplankton, had 10 ppm.             Small fish had 100 ppm. Large fish had 1,000 ppm. How do you explain the increase in this toxin to 1,000 ppm for large fish? Feel free to use a drawing to help support your answer.

            -Peer Grade Owl Pellet Lab

            -Toxins in the Food Chain Article: CPO Life Science pg. 60


March 02 - March 06

Announcements

  • Unit 8 Ecosystems Test Reteach on Tuesday March 10th from 3:15-4:15pm.

Agenda

Monday March 02, 2015

            -Living Coast Discovery Center School Outreach

            -Jr. Ichthyologist

            -The fish off the California coast are all dying and it is up to you, a fish scientist, to help save them! Jr. Ichthyologists will dissect mackerel to learn about their internal systems and discover what may have caused their mysterious death. Learn about the importance of protecting whole ecosystems, studying                     causes of population die offs, and why science is really important for meeting human needs.

Tuesday March 03, 2015 

            -Unit 8 Ecosystems Review

            -Unit 8 Ecosystems Test Study Guide

Wednesday March 04, 2015

            -Unit 8 Notebook Check

            -Unit 8 Ecosystems Test 

Thursday March 05, 2015

            -Begin Unit 9 Relationships and Cycles in Ecosystems

            -Journal Entry #1 – Everything is connected, all living things need energy. What do you use for energy? What do plants use for energy? Where does the energy for all living things ultimately originate?

            -Energy Flow in Ecosystems Lessons

            -Food Web Illustration

Friday March 06, 2015 

            -Bill Nye Food Web Video WS

            -Food Chains Article: CPO Life Science pg. 58-59


February 23 - February 27

Announcements

  • Focused Science Tutoring on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15pm.
  • Unit 8 Ecosystems Test on Wednesday March 4th.

Agenda

Monday February 23, 2015

            -Population Growth Lesson

           -Population Growth Analysis

Tuesday February 24, 2015 

            -Gizmos Rabbit Population Activity

Wednesday February 25, 2015

            -Biodiversity Lesson

            -Benefits of Biodiversity

Thursday February 26, 2015

            -Value of Biodiversity Lesson

           -Why Care About Biodiversity?

Friday February 27, 2015 

            -Bill Nye Biodiversity Video

            -Biodiversity Article


February 16 - February 20

Announcements

  • Unit 7 Sexual Reproduction Test Reteach on Tuesday February 17th from 3:15-4:15pm.

Agenda

Monday February 16, 2015

            -No School

Tuesday February 17, 2015 

            -Gizmos Coral Reef – Biotic Factors Activity

Wednesday February 18, 2015

            -Levels of Organization in Ecosystems Lesson

            -Levels of Organization in Ecosystems Diagram

Thursday February 19, 2015

            -Hide and Go Beak: Species Competition Lab

Friday February 20, 2015 

            -Peer Grade Hide and Go Beak: Species Competition Lab

            -Bill Nye Populations Video


February 09 - February 13

Announcements

  • Unit 7 Sexual Reproduction Test and Notebook Check on Tuesday February 10th.
  • District Science Fair  at Otay Ranch High School on February 12th. Email PDF Presentations to wendyscifr@gmail.com on February 11th.

Agenda

Monday February 09, 2015

            -Unit 7 Sexual Reproduction Test Kahoot Review Game

            -Unit 7 Sexual Reproduction Test Study Guide

Tuesday February 10, 2015 

            -Unit 7 Notebook Check

            -Unit 7 Sexual Reproduction Test

Wednesday February 11, 2015

            -Begin Unit 8 Ecosystems

            -Journal Entry #1 – What makes something alive? What are characteristics of living things?

            -Ecosystems Lesson

            -Abiotic and Biotic Venn Diagram

Thursday February 12, 2015

            -Gizmos Coral Reef – Abiotic Factors Activity

Friday February 13, 2015 

            -No School


February 02 - February 06

Announcements

  • Unit 7 Sexual Reproduction Test and Notebook Check on Tuesday February 10th.

Agenda

Monday February 02, 2015

            -Journal #3 – What is the difference between Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Aids? How is HIV spread? How can you prevent the spread of HIV?

            -HIV/AIDS Lesson

Tuesday February 03, 2015 

            -HIV/AIDS Public Service Announcement

Wednesday February 04, 2015

            -Abstinence and Contraception Anticipatory Set

            -Abstinence and Contraception Lesson

Thursday February 05, 2015

            -Safari Montage Birth Control Video

            -HIV/AIDS Health Reading Questions

Friday February 06, 2015 

            -STD and Contraception Stations


January 26 - January 30

Announcements

  • Unit 7 Pregnancy Quiz on Wednesday January 28th. 

Agenda

Monday January 26, 2015

            -Journal Entry #2 - What are the two hormones produced by the ovaries? What are their specific roles in the female body?

            -Reproductive Endocrinology Lesson

            -Enzyme Immunoassay Analysis Jigsaw Activity

Tuesday January 27, 2015 

            -Pregnancy Word Sort

            -Pregnancy Study Guide

Wednesday January 28, 2015

            -Pregnancy Quiz

            -STD’s Lesson

Thursday January 29, 2015

            -STD Poster

            -STD Gallery Walk Chart

Friday January 30, 2015 

            -Spread of STD’s Activity

            -Structured Think Pair Share


January 19 - January 23

Announcements

  • Unit 7 Sexual Reproductive Systems Quiz on Thursday January 22nd. 

Agenda

Monday January 19, 2015

            -No School

Tuesday January 20, 2015 

            -Papa Don’t Preach Song Critique

            -Fertilization Lesson

            -Fertilization vs. Menstruation vs. Ovulation

Wednesday January 21, 2015

            -Male and Female Reproductive System Word Sorts

            -Unit 7 Reproductive System Quiz Study Guide

Thursday January 22, 2015

            -Unit 7 Reproductive System Quiz

            -Pregnancy Lesson

            -Pregnancy Comic Strip

            -Life’s Greatest Miracle Video

Friday January 23, 2015 

            -Babies and Fetal Development Brainpop Videos

            -Pregnancy Summary 


January 12 - January 16

Announcements

  • Students begin Tuesday January 13th.

Agenda

Monday January 12, 2015

            -No School

Tuesday January 13, 2015 

            -Begin Unit 7 Sexual Education

            -Journal Entry #1- What is puberty? What are some changes you are going through/expect to go through?

            -Puberty Changes Lesson

            -Puberty Changes Brochure

Wednesday January 14, 2015

            -Male Reproductive Lesson

            -Male Reproductive Diagram

            -Male Reproductive System Sort

Thursday January 15, 2015

            -Female Reproductive Lesson

            -Female Reproductive Diagram

            -Female Reproductive System Sort

Friday January 16, 2015 

            -Puberty Changes Sort Warm-up

            -Male and Female Reproductive System Summaries 

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