Week of March 2ndMonday, March 2nd2 HOUR DELAYWarm-Up: What factors can determine a trait?Check on seedlingsComplete "What do you think?" WorksheetBegin Breeding, collecting data Challenge: What are some patterns of inheritance other than the one discovered by Mendel?HOMEWORK: NONETuesday, March 3rdNO WARM-UPComplete Creature Feature data collection, coin toss modelCreate Critter pup creature, draw and color in lab notebookBegin analysis questions #2-6 in complete sentences in your lab notebookHOMEWORK: Complete Analysis #2-6 in your lab notebook, page D53-D54Wednesday, March 4th2 HOUR DELAYNO WARM-UPCheck seedlingsGo over analysis questions #2-6 on page D-54HOMEWORK: NONEThursday, March 5thWarm-Up: List ...
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Week of February 23rdMonday, February 23rdWarm-Up: A scientist has some fruit flies and knows that red eyes are dominant over white. How does she determine whether the fruit flies she has are heterozygous or homozygous for the red eye color?c Check seedlings and water if neededRead Show Me the Genes, pages D-41 - D-46Stopping to Think #1-5HOMEWORK: Complete the Stopping to think questions #1-5 in your lab notebook in complete sentences. Study for your quiz Wednesday: probability, dominant, recessive, genotype, phenotype, chromosome, allele, homozygous, heterozygous, and punnett squaresTuesday, February 24thWarm-Up: How many chromosomes are found in an egg cell? A sperm cell? A skin cell? Why are they different?Collect warm ...
Posted Feb 27, 2015, 4:54 AM by Stacey Olsen
Week of February 16thMonday, February 16th President's Day - NO SCHOOLTuesday, February 17thNO SCHOOLWednesday, February 18thWarm-Up: What is the ratio of blue tailed to orange tailed critters if the Silver Team's totals are:TT = 243Tt/tT = 527tt = 250Read Mendel, the First GeneticistComplete the stopping to think questions aloud as a classBegin the analysis questionsHOMEWORK: Complete analysis #1-3 on a separate sheet of paper in complete sentencesThursday, February 19thWarm-Up: What 3 things did Mendel conclude from his research on pea plants?Begin Gene Squares Challenge: How can Punnett squares help you predict patterns of inheritance? Glossary: Genotype - an allele combination (TT, Tt, tT, tt) Phenotype - an organisms visible ...
Posted Feb 20, 2015, 10:32 AM by Stacey Olsen
Week of February 9thMonday, February 9thSNOW DAY!!!Tuesday, February 10thDelayed OpeningNO WARM-UPSet-up Gene Combo Challenge: How can tossing coins help you understand how organisms inherit genes from their parents?Glossary: probability - the likelihood of a trait occurring (expressed as a fraction, ratio or percent)allele - a version of a genehomozygous - two of the same alleleheterozygous - two different alleles (one dominant and one recessive)Genetics QuizHOMEWORK: NONEWednesday, February 11thWarm-Up: How can tossing a coin model the behavior of genes?Discuss chance versus randomCollect data for Gene ComboHOMEWORK: Complete analysis #1-3, 7 in complete sentences in your lab notebookThursday, February 12thWarm-Up: Explain why your results are more ...
Posted Feb 12, 2015, 10:31 AM by Stacey Olsen
Week of February 2ndMonday, February 2ndSNOW DAY!!!Tuesday, February 3rdWarm-Up: Explain the phrase, "Multiplying is dividing."Turn in warm-upsCheck graph and analysis questions, Investigating Human TraitsBegin Reproduction, page D-15-D-20HOMEWORK: NONEWednesday, February 4thWarm-Up: What is the result of asexual reproduction and what organisms go through this?Complete reading D-18 - D-21, Complete Reading GuideWork on Stopping to Think Questions in your lab notebook with a partnerHOMEWORK: Complete analysis #1a-f, page D-21 in your lab notebookThursday, February 5thWarm-Up: The egg and sperm cell unite during ______________ reproduction of _____________ cells.Complete Reading Guide and Stopping to Think 1-3 pages D-15 - D-21Go over ...
Posted Feb 10, 2015, 6:19 AM by Stacey Olsen
Week of March 2ndMonday: Sheep - 3.2 Exploring Equality worksheet #1, 2 All other groups - ACE pg.69 #1, 3Tuesday: Complete 3.2 Exploring Equality worksheet and page 59 part BWednesday:Thursday:Friday:
Posted by Kristen Sileo
Week of February 16thMonday: No schoolTuesday: No schoolWednesday: Sheep-Find the cost for 25 shirts and 73 shirts; All other groups- pg. 34 A1-A4Thursday: All other groups- pg. 35 B1-B3Friday: Sheep-Review packet, All other groups- ACE pg. 38 #1, 7, 10(not d), 45 (not e), and choose #8 OR 9, #12 OR 13, #34 OR 35ALL groups: QUIZ on Tuesday - Investigation 2
Posted Feb 20, 2015, 11:11 AM by Kristen Sileo
Week of February 9thMonday: No school - snow dayTuesday: Sheep: ACE1 pg. 16 #1,2 All other groups: ACE2 #4 worksheetWednesday: ALL groups - MSA Quiz 1 needs to be signed. Sheep: ACE2 #4 worksheet, All other groups: complete MSA 2.2 Using Tables, Graphs and Equations worksheetThursday: No homework - have a relaxing break!Friday: No school
Posted Feb 12, 2015, 8:08 AM by Kristen Sileo
Week of February 2ndMonday: No School - Snow DayTuesday: Groups B, C, D, E: page 18 ACE #6 (not E), Group A: Using Table of Values worksheetWednesday: Groups B, C, D, E: pg. 19 ACE #11, 12, Group A: pg. 19 ACE #11Thursday: Study for investigation 1 quiz. See attached answer key.Friday:Moving Straight Ahead Investigation 1 QUIZ - Friday, February 6th
Posted Feb 5, 2015, 3:33 PM by Kristen Sileo
Week of January 26thMonday: Finish Linear Relationships vocabulary definitions and examples. See attachment.Tuesday: No School - snow dayWednesday: Complete Walking Rates worksheetThursday: Group A: ACE pg. 20 # 12a, 12b, 12c, 20 Groups B, C, D, E: ACE pg. 22 #20, 21Friday: Groups D and E: Finish Pledge Plans worksheet 1-4, be sure to write an equation for #3 like we modeled in class and use the equation to solve #4
Posted Jan 30, 2015, 10:54 AM by Kristen Sileo
Students are back in Tech, however...Twenty-three students on the silver team did not hand in the one-point perspective project and the reflection sheet that goes along with it (again, attached here for your convenience with the vocabulary sheet as students should RAVE their answers). If you (or your child is, parents) are one of these students it is reflected on the ParentPortal. I will still accept this assignment though points are being taken off (more each day) for lateness!
Posted by Jennifer Robertson
In light of today's buzz...The Internet and SMMS are still buzzing over "the color of that dress"! Just for fun, check out these links... http://brainden.com/color-illusions.htm#prettyPhoto If you are fascinated by "tricks" color can play on your eyes as demonstrated in the above link, search the artist Josef Albers for more in-depth information. There is even an iPad app based on the book published by Albers in 1963, The Interaction of Color....http://www.citylab.com/tech/2015/02/heres-an-app-that-explains-thedress-once-and-for-all/386381/ Color and perception is sure an interesting topic! https://www.yahoo.com/tech/explained-why-people-cant-agree-on-the-color-of-112191281639.html http://finance.yahoo.com ...
Posted Feb 27, 2015, 12:15 PM by Jennifer Robertson
One-Point PerspectiveOpen links for attachments to complete project and reflection sheet.
Posted Feb 25, 2015, 11:35 AM by Jennifer Robertson
Week of Feb 23-27Students have this week to finish up One Point Perspective projects, due Friday. There is also a written reflection sheet for this project that students may finish over the weekend if necessary but ideally should also be completed by the end of class this Friday. The project and reflection sheet are the only two grades for the mid-quarter progress report! If students feel they need extra credit, they may submit 2-5 question suggestions/ideas to be included on the reflection sheet. Questions due Tuesday. Reflection sheet will be created Tuesday and distributed Wednesday.
Posted Feb 23, 2015, 6:15 AM by Jennifer Robertson
Week of Feb 9-12Students are working on a One-Point Perspective project in class, anticipated due date Friday, Feb 20. No homework.
Posted Feb 10, 2015, 12:25 PM by Jennifer Robertson
Third Quarter STEM Research and programmingSecond week RESEARCHEvernote: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s223/sh/7fd1aee7-abe7-4d3b-bc2c-ed0c68686c07/4ee83e17e694b190187f87c554f7cf59Homework: Develop your OWN three questions about a virus or a vaccine for our STEM Science/Tech unit. THEN use Easybib to put all of your information together. See the Evernote AND the Virus and Vaccines Research page below. Also this week (by Wednesday) answer the following (in at least one sentence of your own):1. What is a virus?2. Do viruses die?3. What is a vaccine?
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 6:40 AM by A Forsyth
Mid Year PortfolioDUE on Friday, January 30th. We are finishing this quarter with a student portfolio constructed in Microsoft PowerPoint, but you may choose to use Google Drive instead. LOOK AT THE RUBRIC SCORE-PAGE BELOW (attached). Here is how we will begin this:https://www.evernote.com/shard/s223/sh/b9e2da2f-539d-4792-89a7-53f629bb1692/587732ddbb190007deda9432938ef3a8
Posted Jan 29, 2015, 2:52 PM by A Forsyth
Scratch Project #2Let's build a math game:Evernote: Look at everything here first!https://www.evernote.com/shard/s223/sh/92f40aff-22d5-4b9d-92e1-fd6ad5aac654/fb79137cd39c174d63f8a8341364e270Ten word definitions by NEXT week:What is Scratch? Scratch sprite, coding block, What is a "script" in Scratch? What does "GUI" mean?How can you create a "perfect circle or square" in Scratch?x-axis, y-axis, coordinate plane, quadrant
Posted Jan 14, 2015, 5:25 AM by A Forsyth
Scatch 2.0 - Block ProgrammingSo to begin our "programming unit" we will lead off with MIT's Scratch 2.0. You will be building a dancer, dancer program and add your sounds to this. Here is where we begin:https://www.evernote.com/shard/s223/sh/6fd205be-fc2f-4ab5-8ee7-38c7a80947bb/3d3b9d6b0fa0d19b0ae3c5b7c735d0c5
Posted Dec 15, 2014, 6:01 AM by A Forsyth
Photoshop Elements 7.0Vignette:https://www.evernote.com/shard/s223/sh/70eb6d5c-1f68-49f4-a10a-c0c8ee92ce0b/bc809626a9103dc96f6165dcccf1432cAnd https://www.evernote.com/shard/s223/sh/904ebd9f-eb06-4844-b2b6-7e5b36524d9e/e5718a73fbf3764f234845e1a1e6a4f2
Posted Dec 8, 2014, 4:49 AM by A Forsyth