Tuesday, February 21, 2017

21 - 24 February (Week 26)

Hopefully you had a wonderful time at Student Led Conferences! I had a great time watching as parents and students interacted. I also enjoyed interacting with you! Tests are coming soon so be ready! End of quarter will also quickly be here. We've done much better at maintaining our grades this quarter. Hopefully we'll be prepared and end the quarter with the grades we want!

Earth Science
Tuesday: Carbon Cycle Gizmo (Study Time = Open Book Sample Test)
Wednesday: Carbon Cycle Gizmo (Study Time = Open Book Sample Test)
Thursday: Fossil Fuel Impact (Study Time = Open Book Sample Test)
Friday: Ozone-The Good & The Bad (Open Book Sample Test due) (Study Time = Review Closed Book Sample Test)

Biology
Tuesday: Genetics Notes (Study Time = Closed Book Sample Test)
Wednesday: Mouse Genetics Gizmo (Dominant/Recessive) (Study Time = Closed Book Sample Test Attempt 1)
Thursday:  Chicken Genetics Gizmo (Codominance) (Study Time = Closed Book Sample Test Attempt 2)
Friday: Mutations Notes & Worksheet (Study Time = Closed Book Sample Test Attempt 3 & Attempt 4, if needed. Study time is due by midnight Friday night. However, these tests may also be used to complete late study time and, more importantly, to help you continue to prepare for the test and/or a retake of the test.)

Monday, February 13, 2017

13 - 16 February (Week 25)

Welcome to another wonderful week of science! We're halfway through 3rd quarter. Time is flying!

We hope that this week you will be able to come to Student Led Conferences. Earth Science students have prepared Plate Boundary Models to share while Biology has completed a Monster Cookbook Genetics activity to share. Parents, we hope you will take the time to let your students show you their great work. Students, I hope that you will encourage your parents to come but you may also come with another relative or someone else to show off your great work. I will give you one free study time pass for showing your model or the cookbook to someone and one free study time pass for showing someone how to successfully complete your study time. If you can't find someone to bring with you, one of the administration or a counselor or I would happily let you show us these things. Hope to see you there!

Earth Science
Monday: Atmospheric Composition (St. 1.2.d, St. 3.1.b, Mini-Quiz 76)
Tuesday: Reading Time, Atmospheric Circulation (St. 3.1.d, Mini-Quiz 77)
Wednesday: Reading Time, Prepare for Student Led Conferences, Atmospheric Circulation (St. 3.1.d, Study Time = Finish Atmospheric Circulation WS)
Thursday: Reading Time, Greenhouse Gizmo (St. 3.1.b, Study Time = Open Book Sample Test) (4 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

Biology
Monday: Protein Synthesis Notes, Protein Synthesis Race (St. 4.3.c, Study Time: Open Book Sample Test #4)
Tuesday: Reading Time, Protein Synthesis Race, Protein Synthesis Codes (St. 4.3.c, Study Time: Open Book Sample Test #2)
Wednesday: Reading Time, Prepare for Student Led Conferences, (St. 4.3.c, Study Time: Open Book Sample Test #1,3)
Thursday: Reading Time, Protein Synthesis Simulation (St. 4.3.c) (Study Time: Open Book Sample Test = Due Tuesday)

Monday, February 6, 2017

6- 10 February (Week 24)

We're almost half-way through 3rd quarter! Can you believe it? Mid-terms go out Friday. We pulled up our grades but then some took a little dip with the vocabulary test last week. Be sure to do your study time EACH WEEK and review as necessary to be ready for the tests. Our next tests will be the last week of February or first week of March.

Earth Science
Monday: Atmosphere Energy Foldable (St. 3.1.a, Mini-Quiz 72)
Tuesday: Reading Time, Atmospheric Energy Open Book Test Question, Finish Foldable (St. 3.1.a, Mini-Quiz 73)
Wednesday: Radiation Lab (St. 3.1.c, Mini-Quiz 74)
Thursday: Radiation Lab (St. 3.1.c, No study time)
Friday: Discuss Lab/Atmospheric Energy (St. 3.1.a-c, Mini-Quiz 75) (4 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

Biology
Monday: Make a Monster (St. 4.3.c, Mini-Quiz 69)
Tuesday: Reading Time, Finish Making Monsters, Monster Stories (St. 4.3.c, Mini-Quiz 70)
Wednesday: Protein Synthesis Review (St. 4.3.c, Mini-Quiz 71)
Thursday: DNA Replication Interactive (St. 4.3.b, Mini-Quiz 72)
Friday: DNA Replication Notes, DNA Replication Interactive, Protein Synthesis Race (St. 4.3.c, Mini-Quiz 73) (5 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

Monday, January 30, 2017

30 January - 3 February (Week 23)

What a wonderful week for science! We have a new science teacher, Jessica Evans, who will be a great addition to our team. Mrs. Evans will co-teach biology as well as provide some help for Earth Science students during RTI or after school.

As we transition into February, Earth Science will be focusing on meteorology. This week we will learn about the difference between weather and climate before studying energy in the atmosphere. Biology will continue to study genetics. This week we will be studying the structure of DNA with a focus on the DNA code.

Earth Science
Monday: Fix Plate Boundary Models, Meteorology Crossword (St. 2.3, St. 3, Mini-Quiz 68)
Tuesday: Reading Time, Weather vs. Climate (St. 3.3.a, Mini-Quiz 69)
Wednesday: Vocabulary Test (St. 3, St. 3.1.a, No Study Time)
Thursday: Reading Time, Weather Maps Gizmo (St. 3.1.a, Mini-Quiz 70)
Friday: Atmosphere Games Races (St. 3.1-3.2, Mini-Quiz 71) (4 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

1st Period Biology
Monday: DNA Coding Activity (St. 4.3.c, Mini-Quiz 65)
Tuesday: Vocabulary Test,  DNA Coding/Replication Gizmo (St. 4-5, St. 4.3.b, NO STUDY TIME)
Wednesday: JAG Academy, Reading Time, DNA Coding, DNA Replication Gizmo (St. 4.3.b, Mini-Quiz 66)
Thursday: Reading Time, DNA Replication Gizmo (St. 4.3.a, Mini-Quiz 67)
Friday: Chromosome Vote (Monster Cookbook) DNA Replication Gizmo (St. 4.3.a, Mini-Quiz 68) (3 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

7th Period Biology
Monday: DNA Coding Activity (St. 4.3.c, Mini-Quiz 65)
Tuesday: JAG Academy, Reading Time, DNA Coding, DNA Replication Gizmo (St. 4.3.b, Mini-Quiz 66)
Wednesday: Vocabulary Test,  DNA Coding/Replication Gizmo (St. 4-5, St. 4.3.b, NO STUDY TIME)
Thursday: Reading Time, DNA Replication Gizmo (St. 4.3.a, Mini-Quiz 67)
Friday: Chromosome Vote (Monster Cookbook) DNA Replication Gizmo (St. 4.3.a, Mini-Quiz 68) (3 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

Monday, January 23, 2017

23 - 27 January (Week 22)

Earth Science
Monday: Fix Grades (St. 3, Mini-Quiz 63)
Tuesday: Reading Time, Atmosphere Games (St. 3, Mini-Quiz 64)
Wednesday: Reading Time, Atmosphere Games (St. 3, Mini-Quiz 65)
Thursday: Reading Time, Atmosphere Games (St. 3, Mini-Quiz 66)
Friday: Fix/Finish Models (5 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE) (St. 2.3, Mini-Quiz 67)

Biology
Monday: Fix Grades (St. 2, 4-5, Mini-Quiz 61)
Tuesday: Reading Time, Monster Cook Books (St. 4.3, Mini-Quiz 62)
Wednesday: Reading Time, Monster Cook Books (St. 4.3, Mini-Quiz 63)
Thursday: Reading Time, Monster Cook Books (St. 4.3, Mini-Quiz 64)
Friday: Monster Cook Books (5 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE) (St. 4.3, No Study Time = Finish your recipes)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

18 - 20 January (Week 21)

Welcome to 3rd quarter! We've made it half-way through the year. Hopefully you've gained some skills the past couple of quarters and the second half will go smoothly and relatively easily. Earth Science will be shifting into studying meteorology while biology is shifting into studying DNA and genetics.

Earth Science
Wednesday: Finish Plate Boundary Models (St. 2.3.d, Mini-Quiz 60)
Thursday: San Andreas Fault Video (St. 5.3.c, Mini-Quiz 61)
Friday: SLO 1 & 2 Post Tests (St. 1 & St. 2, Mini-Quiz 62) (3 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

Biology
Wednesday: Cracking the Code of Life Video (St. 4.3, Mini-Quiz 58)
Thursday: Cracking the Code of Life Video, Basic Genetics Notes (St. 4.3, Mini-Quiz 59)
Friday: Monster Cook Books (St. 4.3, Mini-Quiz 60) (3 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

9 - 13 January (Week 20)

Welcome to another wonderful week! The redo deadlines have pretty much passed. The only things accepted this week are the latest Open Book Tests. Earth Science's Open Book Geology Test was due Monday by 3 p.m. Biology's Unit 2 Open Book Test is due Wednesday by 3 p.m. (These final due dates are based on when the tests were returned to each class.) All new assignments will count towards 3rd quarter grades. Start the quarter off right by completing and turning in all assignments. This week, Earth Science will wrap up geology by making models of plate boundaries. Biology will focus on studying biomolecules.

Earth Science
Monday: Plan Plate Boundary Models (St. 2.3.d, Mini-Quiz 55)
Tuesday: Vocabulary Assignment, Plan/Make Plate Boundary Models (St. 2.3.d, Mini-Quiz 56)
Wednesday: Vocabulary Assignment, Make Plate Boundary Models (St. 2.3.d, Mini-Quiz 57)
Thursday: Vocabulary Assignment, Make Plate Boundary Models (St. 2.3.d, Mini-Quiz 58)
Friday: Finish Plate Boundary Models (St. 2.3.d, Mini-Quiz 59) (5 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

Biology
Monday: Biomolecule Notes (St. 2.1.a-b, Mini-Quiz 53)
Tuesday: Vocabulary Assignment, Biomolecule Superheroes (St. 2.1.a-b, Mini-Quiz 54)
Wednesday: Vocabulary Assignment, Biomolecule Superheroes (St. 2.1.a-b, Mini-Quiz 55)
Thursday: Vocabulary Assignment, Biomolecule Superheroes (St. 2.1.a-b, Mini-Quiz 56)
Friday: Honors Presentations, Biomolecule Superheroes (St. 2.1.a-b, Mini-Quiz 57) (5 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)