Life Science 2011-2012
Daily Agenda & Homework Calendar
 

Please note: This schedule is tentative and likely to change.  
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If a student is absent on the day of a test, he/she will be expected to take the test on the day that you return to class.

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June

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August/SEPTEMBER

Monday

Block A

Block B

Aug 29th

First Day of School
8/30/11 Tuesday

8/31/11 Wed

Mystery Boxes

Get Science Notebook (8.5" x 11")

Sept 1st and 2nd

Year in Review

Homework:

Science Notebook to Class

Print Unit Packet A

2 Glue Sticks to Class

Week 2 
Sept 5

No School

6-7

1. Syllabus/ Grading
2. Discipline PLan/ Procedures
3. Lab Safety
4. Science Notebooks - What, When, Where, and Why?
5. Glue in Packet A

Homework:

8-9
Introduce Unit A;

Explain how to do vocabulary;

Activity #1: Save Fred

Act 1 Class Notes

Homework:

12
Activity #2 Pellagra

Classnotes

Homework:

Autobiographical Picture

vocabulary

Period 2

Homework: Act 1 (analysis #1)

Autobiographical Picture

13-14
Pseudo Science

Key Concepts for activities #1 and #2

The Traditional Scientific Method

Finish Activity #2 Pellagra

Homework:

vocabulary

15-16
What to do when you're absent

Key Concepts

Lab Safety Quiz

Activity #3 Testing Medicines: A Clinical Trial

Act 3 Notes

Homework:

vocabulary

Finish Act 3

19 Late Start
Finish Act #3 Clinical Trials and look at compiled class data together.

Act 3 Question 4 Rubric

20-21
Discuss index card grading and rewrites (review UC Rubric)

Activity #4 Testing Medicine Scientifically - Reading

Homework:

Finish Act 4

Act 4 Reading - Link to Cousin Clinical Trial NY Times Article

Act 4 Notes

Fun Clinical Trial Website

Vocab Quiz (Act #1-4) Study

22-23
Vocab Quiz (Act #1-4)

Class Notes

Activity #5 Can you feel the difference

Discuss Act #6 Can you feel the nerve

Variable Worksheet

Homework:

Act 5 Class Notes, AQ 4b & 5

Act 6 - Reading STT1, STT2, AQ2

Vaiable Worksheet (pg 34, 35 in Science Notebook)

26
Activity #8 Studying People
Variables/Experiments

27-28
Elements of Good Experimental Design (Goldberger T-chart notes)

Activity #9 Data Toss Part 1

Act 9 Prt 1 Notes

29-30
Activity #9 Data Toss Part 2

Class Notes

Homework

Parent Signature Page Links

Mid Notebook Grade Sheet - Signed

Act 9 Prt 1 - AQ: 1, 3, & 4 on Pg 41

Act 9 Prt 2 - Pg 39 Complete Procedure

OCTOBER

Monday

Block A

Block B

Oct 3
Activity #9 Data Toss Part 2, collect data and discuss dividing up the project by group members to turn in as FDQ group

Gather Data

Class Notes (FDQ Jobs and Hints)

Homework:

Act 9 complete

Act 9 FDQ Rough Draft Due Th/Fr

Crossword Due Mon

StudyGuide Due Thur/Fri

Act 9 FDQ Final Due 10/10

Unit A Test 10/10

Extra Study Guide (optional)

4-5
Activity #9 Data Toss Part 2 group collaboration/editing time with rubric;

 Activity #10 Evaluating Clinical Trials (Click here to read);

Unit A Benchmark

FDQ Rubric

How to make Data Tables and Graphs - outside link

Video on Data Tables and Graphs - youtube link

Homework:

StudyGuide Due Thur/Fri

Act 9 FDQ Rough Draft Due Th/Fr

Crossword Due Mon

Act 10 Complete Two Trials Due Mon

Act 9 FDQ Final Due Mon

Unit A Test Due Mon

Extra Study Guide (optional)

6-7

Act 10 complete

Discuss "How to Study Ideas" in pg 5 of notebook;

FDQ Proof

go over Study Guide with answers;

Discuss Test and Answer Sheet;

Pass back Unit A Benchmark data and do Unit A Remediation.

Unit A Remediation

Homework:

Crossword Due Mon

Unit A Remediation Link is button above

Act 9 FDQ Final Due 10/10

Unit A Test 10/10 Study Guide Key

Extra Study Guide (optional)

10
Fill out test Prep Record;
Unit A Test;

Homework:

Print Unit B Packet

Goal Sheet

Flip-A-Stamp

11-12
Discuss Unit A Notebook Check Grading;

Intro to Unit B;

Activity #12 Pt 1 and 2

Class Notes - Directions to enroll on Blackboard Here

Homework:

Act 12: First Table

13-14
Peer grading Notebook Check and then turn in;

Pass out PH Books

Act 12 (Chart, AQ 1&2)

Start Activity #14(book reading) and collect background knowledge and design experiment.

Homework:

Act 12 (No Summary)

Act 14 - Procedure and Data Tables

Enroll in Balckboard

17 Late Start
Activity #14 continued (collect data).

Homework:

Act 14 FDQ - Due 10/25-26

18-19

Super Size Me

Homework:

Act 14 FDQ - Due 10/25-26

20-21
Discuss Super Size Me;

Surface Area Notes;

Look over Unit A Test

Homework:

Act 14 FDQ - Due 10/25-26

24 Collaboration Day


Act 15 (Reading)

25-26


Activity #17

27-28


Activity #18

Period 2 - Heart and Human Machine

NOVEMBER

Monday

Block A

Block B

Oct 31
Activity 23 (reading)

Nov 1-2 (Quarter Ends)
Vocab quiz 12-22; Finish Act 18

3-4
 
Activity 21 and 22

7-8
Bill Nye: Bones and Muscles; Intro to On The Move (OTM) Project and group planning

 Bring in OTM Materials - will need Duct Tape for class

9-10
OTM

11
No School

14 Late Start
OTM group work time

15-16
On The Move Model Presentations

17-18
Bill Nye "Eyeballs"; Sheep Eye Dissection

21
No School

22-23
No School

24-25
No School

28
Form Follows Function Chart;

Hmwk: Dissection Summary

29-30
Form Follows Function

OTM Wrap Up

Stamp Work

Unit B Benchmark Test/ Review Unit

Hmwk:

Print Unit C (or go to BB)

Study Guide

 

DECEMBER

Monday

Block A

Block B

 

 

Dec 1-2
Flip A Stamp

Go Over Key concepts of Unit B

Go Over and Review Study Guide

Unit B Test;

Glue Unit C into your notebook

5
BW: Give out Unit B Notebook Check and Flip a Stamp

CW:
 Pass out new stamp sheet for Unit C; Intro Unit C; Activity #31

HW:
1. Finish Activity #31 and do vocab for Activity #3.

6-7
BW: Stamp Activity #31

CW: Activity #30

HW:
1. Finish Activity #30 and do vocab for Activity #30.

8-9
BW: Stamp Activity #30 & 31

CW:Pass back Unit C Test Grades;Activity 32 and 33 

HW:
1.  Finish Activity #32 (Act 32 Cards) & 33 (video) and do vocab for Activity #32  & 33 due Tuesday 
2. Write key concepts for #32 and #33, due Mon/Tuesday  

12-13
BW:  Stamp Act 32 & 33

CW: Activity #35 Part 1 - notes on Blackboard

HW:
1. Finish Activity #35 Part 1 and do vocab for Activity #35 due Thurs.

Microscope Selling Poster

Study for microscope quiz on Wed/ Thurs. (Quiz will cover all of page 1 and 2 of Activity #35)

14-15
BW: Stamp Activity #35 Part 1

CW: Microscope quiz; Activity #35 Part 2

HW:

1. Finish Activity #35 Part 2 (drawings, analysis ?s and
summary)due Friday.

2. Write key terms and a key concept for Act 35, due Friday.

3.
 Optional Extra Credit, due 1/3 upon return, can earn up to 10 points extra credit in "Notebook" category:
Activity #34 The Story of Leprosy, 
Read and print & complete worksheet,  hand in worksheet stapled together on 1.3.11 (no late assignments).

16 Minimum Day

Min. day & last day before winter break

BW: Stamp Activity #35 Part 2

CW: Microscope Practice; Start Act #37

HW:
Nothing is due right after break is over!!!! :)  If you want to get ahead,you can work on Act #37. It will be due Wednesday after break and there is also optional extra credit, due 1/3.  Homework hotline for details).

19
No School

20-21
No School

22-23
No School

26
No School

27-27
No School

29-30
No School

JANUARY

Monday

Block A

Block B

Jan 2
No School

3-4
Goal Sheets - Reflection

Activity 37 (20 min.) in class Start

Act 38 Part 1

Introduce Rubber Egg Lab

Homework:

Act #37 homework

Act 38 Vocab (We will finish this next class)

Rubber Egg Lab: Complete Part 1 on pg 132 "Due Thursday Night" You MUST start TONIGHT. (In short, you need to put an egg in vinegar tonight so it will be ready for Part 2 after school Thur. 1/5. Hint: if you can, you might want to do more than 1 egg just incase there is an "accident" or if you choose to use a larger sample size...)Please read directions on page 132! 

5-6
Bell Work
 - Stamp Act 37

Review Rubber Egg Lab

Act 38 Finish

Activity 39

HW: Finish Activity #39 and do vocab 

Rubber Egg Lab: "Part 2: Testing The Model", complete bottom of page 132 and the top of page 133, steps 1-7. Data to be shared on Monday.
Please read directions on page 132 and 133!


Suggested Reading from Prentice Hall Textbook:pg 123-127

9
Share Rubber Egg Lab data, graph results

Act 38 Wrap Up

Act 39 Photosynthesis Rap

Homework:

Rubber Egg - Finish Graph and conclusion questions in notebook.  You may throw out your egg once you have taken Qualitative and Quantitative Data.

10-11
Finish Act 40 + notes

Tie Rubber Egg Lab results to Act 40,

Discuss Rubber Egg Lab conclusions

Video Bill Nye Cells

Homework

Act 40

Rubber Egg Lab FDQ - Due 1/17-18

12-13

Act 41 Demo

Rubber Egg Lab conclusion Discussions

Act 42

Homework

Act 42

Study for Vocab Quiz

Rubber Egg Lab FDQ - Due 1/17-18

16
No School

17-18
Rubber Egg FDQ Due Today

Vocab quiz

Wrap up Act 42

Act 43

Homework:

Finish Act 43 (including Venn Diagram)

Read Act 45 (link on Blackboard)

Unit C Test on 1/23

Study Guide and Crossword on Blackboard (These are due 1/23)

19-20
Classification

Act 45

Take Unit C Benchmark

Homework:

Unit C Benchmark remediation (due 1/24-25)

Study Guide (Due 1/23)

Crossword Puzzle (Due 1/23)

23

Unit C Test Review

BW: Stamp Unit C Study Guide, Crossword Puzzle, and Vocab Page 4

CW: Review Unit C Study Guide; 

Go Over Crossword Puzzle

Complete Internet Review Activity

Homework:

1. Flip A Stamp

2. Unit C Key Concepts (copy into notebook) Unit C Key Concepts

3.  Study for Unit C Test

4. Download Unit D: Genetics and attach it in new science notebook by 2/1.

***Get a new science notebook ($2 at finance window) due Wed, 2/1

5. Unit C Benchmark remediation (due 1/24-25)

24-25

Unit C Test

BW: Flip a Stamp

Pass out Unit C Notebook Check.

CW:  Take Unit C Test; 

Use Science Notebook and Unit A and B studyguides to review for Semester Final on Friday

Pass out Unit C Notebook Check

HW:

1. Review for Semester 1 Final

2. Grade Stamp Sheet

3. Notebook Turn in on Thursday

4. Download Unit D: Genetics and attach it in new science notebook by 2/1.

***Get a new science notebook ($2 at finance window) due Wed, 2/1

26-27 Semester 1 Ends

Stamp Sheet Turn In

Semester 1 Final

BW: Collect Unit C Notebook Check and semester extra credit

CW: Semester 1 Final; 

Collect 1st semester Notebooks

Remove needed papers to transfer into 2nd semester notebook

HW:

1. Unit 2 Semester Notebook Completed Unit D: Genetics title page, and Unit D: Genetics attached by Wed. 2/1.

***Get a new science notebook ($2 at finance window) due Wed, 2/1

FEBRUARY

Monday

Block A

Block B

Jan 30
No School

Jan 31
No School

Feb 1 Semester 2 begins/single
Intro to Unit D; New Big Question; Activity 54

2-3
Activity 55, 56 (reading and info)and start 57

6 Collaboration Day
Act 57

7-8
BW: Write a key concept for Act 57 while I stamp Act 57 & 1st page of vocab; index card

CW: Review Act 57; 
Act 58


HW:
Do online cloning activity

9-10
BW: Write a key concept for Act 58 while I stamp Act 58; index card

CW: 
Recap Activity 58; Activity 59 

HW:
 Act 59 (analysis, summary, vocab)
2. Bring a flower to dissection on  (Good flowers to bring: hibiscus, lily, tulip, daffodils
Bad flowers to bring: rose, daisy, birds of paradise, calla lily, anything too small)

3. Get Permission Slip signed

13-14
BW: Write a key concept for Act 59 while I stamp; index card

CW:Activity 60 Part 1; flower dissection (Flower Dissection with Images and Image of Flower Ovary)


1. Finish Act 60 Part 1 (analysis, summary, vocab)

15-16
BW: Gattaca

CW:

Gattaca Journal (BB) - Genetic Engineering

Activity 61

HW:

Finish Act 61

17
No School

20
No School

21-22
BW: Stamp Act 60 while you do Key concepts

Mendel video;

CW:

Activity 60 Part 2 (reading)

Punnett Square Practice (30 min to work on in class;

Review Mendel and his peas worksheet

HW:

1. Finish Act 61 (analysis and summary),vocab, and Punnett Square Practice

23-24
BW:

STudy Checkpoint

CW:

Review Punnett Square Practice

Act 63 - Reading

Gattaca

HW:

1. Act 63 (Analysis Questions and STT only)

2. Complete Act 63 vocab

3. Study for vocab quiz covering vocab 53-63

27 Late Start
BW: Stamp Act 63; Index card

CW: Vocab quiz covering vocab 53-63 (no word bank); Finish Activity 63 (reading)

HW:
1. 
Finish Act 63 (analysis, summary, and vocab)

28-29

BW: Study Checkpoint #2

CW:

Gattaca and Journal - Genoisim

Review Act 63

Act 64 Intro

HW:

Gattaca Journal - Genoisim

 

MARCH

Monday

Block A

Block B

 

 

Mar 1-2

BW: Act 62

CW:

What is a Chromosome? Video

Chromosome Mix-up

Karyotype Activity (Extra Credit Option)

HW:

Act 62 - Complete

Chromosome Mix-up (With Baby Face)

Karyotype Activity - Due 3/7-8 (AQ 1&2 only)

5
BW: Stamp Act 62 & Chromosome

CW:

Act 65

HW: Act 65

Karyotype Activity - Due 3/6-7 (AQ 1&2 only)

6-7

BW: Gattaca

Stamp Karyotyping Act.

CW:

Putting it all together

website

HW: Putting it all Together - Part A

 

8-9

BW: Gattaca - Journal 3

CW: Putting it All Together

Act 66

Unit D Goals

HW:

Act 66 - reading - No Summary

Unit D Goals

12
Building a DNA ladder

13-14
Gattaca - Deleted Scenes

Review Pedigrees (additional ones)

Gel Electrophoresis

 

Homework:

Pedigree WS

Gel Electrophoresis due 3/19

 

15-16
Review structure of DNA

DNA replication

DNA construction activity

Homework:

DNA Activities

Gel Electrophoresis due 3/19

19 Late Start

Stamp Gel Electrophoresis

Goal - Measurable, specific outcomes

Gattaca

20-21

Gene Expression

Gene Expression

Gattaca

Homework:

Gene Expression

Journal #4 (On BlackBoard)

Study for Vocab Quiz

22-23

Finish Gene Expression

Gene Expression Review

Vocab quiz

Homework:

Vocab Crossword Puzzle (3/27-28)

Study Guide (3/27-28)

Key Concept Extra Credit (3/29-30)

26
Take Unit D benchmark/review

Unit D Benchmark Review

Homework:

Due Next Class:

- P.E. Outline W.S.

- Study Guide

- Crossword Puzzle

Due Thur/ Fri

- Benchmark Review (on BB)

- Flip A Stamp

- Unit D Test

- Key Concept Extra Credit (on BB)

27-28
Unit D Benchmark Review

Finish Gattaca - Class Discussion

Group Work on P.E.

Genetics Review

- Study Guide/ Crossword Answers

- Clicker/ Game Review

Homework:

- Unit D Test

- Benchmark Review

- Flip A Stamp

- Key Concept Extra Credit

- Gattaca Essay (Due Mon 4/2)

29-30

Flip A Stamp

Unit D Test

Goal Reflections

Gattaca Essay

Homework:

- Gattaca Essay

- Rubric, Outline, and Graphic Organizer can be found now on BlackBoard  (I got internet back!)

APRIL

Monday

Block A

Block B

Apr 2

Notebook Grade Sheets - Due Next Class

Video Director, Last Scene Writeups

Gattaca Essay Due

Begin Act 89

Homework

Notebook Grade Sheets

Print Unit F Packet

Bring in Glue Sticks

3-4

Concept cartoons; Activity 90

Act 89

Concept Cartoons (Samples)

Act 90

Homework

Act 90

5-6

Act 91; 

Act 92 Part 1

9
No School

10-11
No School

12-13
No School

16 Collaboration Day
8th Grade Orientation with Counselors

17-18
Act 92 Part 2

Review Geolgic Time;

Act 93

watch How do we know evolution happens?

start Evidence for Evolution Notes

19-20

Act 94;

watch Darwin's Dangerous Idea (parts 1)

Evidence for Evolution Notes

Homework

Act 94;

23 LATE START

Nature at work lab

watch Darwin's Dangerous Idea (parts 2)

Natural Selection notes

24-25
Watch How does evolution really work?;

Vocab Quiz

Activity 96;

Homework;

Natural Selection Simulation

26-27

BW: Darwin's Dangerous Idea

CW:

Darwin's Writing Prompts

Adaptation notes and you tube videos

How Animals DO That Pt. 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WtmfMfCjfQ

Complete Act 96 - Class Data and all Analysis Questions

Begin Activity 97 (reading) finish as homework;

HW:
1. Finish Act 96 (hopefully you did this in class)

2. Finish Act 97 reading (All STT and Analysis Questions - no Summary Questions)

3. I will be stamping - Vocab, Natural Selection Simulation, Act 96, and Act 97 on Monday

Adaptation notes

MAY

Monday

Block A

Block B

Apr 30

BW: Stamp Vocab, Natural Selection Simulation, Act 96, and Act 97 during LIFE video

CW:

Wrap up Activity 97;

Begin Evolution/Conservation project

HW:

Evolution/Conservation project

May 1-2
Computer lab to research your topic

3-4

BW - Stamp a Lot of Things!

CW:

Evolution/Conservation project Data Sheet sharing;

Activity 99

watch A Mutation Story;

HW:

Act 99

7
Great Transformations Whale Video;

Vocab quiz;

Review Evolution Cartoons

HW:

Extra Credit - What does a T-Rex Taste Like? Due 5/14

Unit F - Study Guide - Due 5/14

Unit F Crossword Puzzle - Due 5/14

Unit F Test - 5/16-17

8-9 STAR

What Darwin Never Knew Video and Questions

HW:

Extra Credit - What does a T-Rex Taste Like? Due 5/14

Unit F - Study Guide - Due 5/14

Unit F Crossword Puzzle - Due 5/14

Unit F Test - 5/16-17

10-11 STAR

What Darwin Never Knew Video Video and Questions

HW:

Extra Credit - What does a T-Rex Taste Like? Due 5/14

Unit F - Study Guide - Due 5/14

Unit F Crossword Puzzle - Due 5/14

Unit F Test - 5/16-17

14 Collaboration Day

Unit F Test Remediation in computer lab

HW:

Unit F Test - 5/16-17

Finish Unit F Test Remediation

Websites

15-16
Unit F Test

17-18

Adolescence notes

watch video, "Teen Dreams"

HW:

Vocabulary

21

 

HW:

Unit F Stamp Sheet

22-23

Endocrine system and reproduction notes

Pregnancy, Development, and Birth Notes

 

24-25
Activity 46

Video: "Life's greatest miracle"

28
No School

29-30

Positive Prevention Intro/Lesson 1

Video

31-Jun1

Vocabulary Quiz

Positive Prevention Lessons 2 & 3

JUNE

Monday

Block A

Block B

Jun 4
Positive Prevention Lesson 3 & 4

5-6
Positive Prevention 5-6

7-8
Finish Unit P

Unit P and Final Review

11-12
Unit P Test

Semester 2 Final Review

13

Semester 2 Final

14

Lab Work

15 Minimum Day

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

SUMMER!!!