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McCabe Life Science Homework Hotline
Daily Agenda and Homework


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KEY:   BW = Bell Work         CW=Class Work         HW= Homework

September | October | November | December | January | February | March | April | May | June

September (top)

Tuesday 8/30
single periods

BW: Science Survey

CW:
Welcome; Name Tags; Agenda; Student Inventory; Materials;  Two Truths and a Lie

HW:
1.
Fill out Student Inventory due tomorrow, Wed.
2. Bring suggested materials (1. notebook 2. stapler; 
3. glue-stick) to class from home by Friday.

Wednesday 8/31
single periods

BW: Collect Student Inventory

CW:
Review Syllabus/Grading ; Pass out bathroom passes & DOGS; Website and where to download Unit A.

HW:
1. Bring suggested materials (1. notebook 2. stapler; 3. glue-stick) to class from home by Friday.
2. Download & print
Unit A from class website, bring to school Friday.
3. Make 2 coversheets for notebook (Semester 1, Life Science, name, teacher, room, period, 2+ colored illustrations.....EXAMPLE) and Unit A (Unit A: Studying People Scientifically, name, 2+ colored illustrations.....EXAMPLE) due Friday to be attached into notebook Friday
(DO NOT GLUE THEM IN!).

Friday 9/2
2,4,6 block periods

BW: Check for Science Notebooks, materials, Unit A, and notebook coversheets

CW:
Discuss Classroom Rules and Procedures & Lab Safety; Activity: What is Science?: Mystery Boxes Activity; seating requests.

HW:
1. Study for quiz (covers Syllabus/Grading, Classroom Rules and Procedures, and Lab Safety) on Wed. 9/8
2. B
ring all materials to class to be assembled on Wed 9/8 into notebook (notebook, coversheets, Unit A Packet, all class documents, stapler, glue-stick).

Monday 9/5

NO SCHOOL
Wednesday 9/7
2,4,6 block periods

BW: check notebooks

CW:
Seating Chart & Table Group Leaders; Lab safety quiz; Science Notebooks: What, when, Why, how; Assemble Notebooks and attach Unit A; Pass Out Textbooks

HW:
1. Website Scavenger Hunt due Fri.
2. 
Review class documents in Science Notebook with parents and get their signature on Parent Signature Page due Friday 9/10.
3.
If you didn't finish assembling your science notebook in class, finish it in at home tonight.

Friday 9/9
2,4,6 block periods

BW: Collect Website Scavenger Hunt   and check Science Notebooks

CW:

HW:
1. Finish Activity #1 and do vocabulary for Activity #1, due Monday.

Mon. 9/12; single

BW: Collect Parent Signature Page

CW: Introduce Unit A; explain how to do vocabulary; Activity #1: Save Fred!

HW:
1. Website Scavenger Hunt due Wed.
2. Activity #1 vocab due Wed.
Wed. 9/14; 2,4,6 block

BW: Quiz Grades passed out

CW: Finish Activity #1 Save Fred; The Traditional Scientific Method; Key Concept for Activity #1; What to do when you're absent;  Activity #2 Pellagra

HW:
1. Finish Activity #1 (analysis ?s summary) due Fri.

2. Activity #2 vocab due Fri.

Fri. 9/16; 2,4,6 block

BW: Stamp Activity #1 and Vocab Page #1 while you fill out an index card

CW:
Explain Stamp Grading & Stamp Page; Finish Activity #2 Pellagra; Activity #3 Testing Medicines: A Clinical Trial


HW:
HW:
1. Finish 1. Finish Act #2 analysis and summary, due Monday
2. Activity #3 vocab due Mondau

Mon. 9/19; late start

BW: Collect Act #3 Table Data

CW: Discuss Act #3 Clinical Trials and look at compiled class data together.

HW:
1. Complete the Act #3 bar graph on page 22 using the class data (use ruler and color) due Wed.
2. Act #4 vocabulary due Wed.
3. Vocab Quiz (Act #1-4) this Friday.
Wed. 9/21

BW: Stamp Activity #2; return Act #1 index cards; complete index card for Act #2

CW:Discuss index card grading and rewrites (review UC Rubric)
; Finish Act #3 Clinical Trials; Activity #4 Testing Medicine Scientifically

HW:

1. Finish Act. #3 and Activity #4 Analysis and Summary due Friday.
2.
Study for quiz on vocab from Activities 1-4 on Friday.
3. Optional re-writes on Act #1 Summary index cards due by 9/28

Fri. 9/23

BW: Stamp Activity #3 & #4 and  complete index card

CW:
Vocab Quiz (Act #1-4); Review Act #4; Activity #5 Can you feel the difference; discuss Act #6 Can you feel the nerve; start Variable Worksheet

HW:
1. Finish Activity #5 (Analysis #s 4a and 4b and Summary).
2. Activity #5
vocab due Mon.
3. Complete
Question #1 on page 34 of variable worksheet, due Monday.

Mon. 9/26

BW:
Write a key concept for Act #3 & #4 in table groups

CW: Pass back index cards and quizzes; Complete Question #2 on page 34 of variable worksheet in groups; Start Activity #8 Studying People
Variables/Experiments


HW:
1. Activity #8 Studying People
Variables/Experiments
(do all Stopping To Thinks, Analysis Questions, but skip Summary)
due Wednesday.
2. Activity #8 vocabulary due Wednesday.
3. Complete Question #3 & 4 on page 34 of variable worksheet, due Wednesday.
4. Optional re-writes on Act 31 index cards due by Wed. 9/28 and Act #2 index card rewrites due by
10/3

Wed. 9/28

BW: Index card for Act #8 while I stam Activity #8 Studying People
Variables/Experiments


CW:
Review Activity #8 Studying People
Variables/Experiments
and Variable worksheet #s 2-4;
Discuss Elements of Good Experimental Design; Activity #9 Data Toss Part 1

HW:
1. Finish Activity #9 Part 1 (analysis questions at top of page 38, no summary) due Fri.
2. Complete Questions #5 and 6 on page 35 of variable worksheet due Fri.
3. Activity #9
vocab due Fri.

Fri. 9/30

BW: Stamp Activity #9 Part 1; write key concepts for #5 and #8, pass out crossword puzzles.

CW:
Discuss Mini Notebook Check; finish Act 8 table previously skipped while I stamp; Review What to do when you're absent website; Activity #9 Data Toss Part 2; Pass back Act 3 and 8 index cards

HW:
1. Mini Notebook Check with parent signature due Monday
2.
Finish variable worksheet (pgs 34 and 35, skip Venn Diagram) to be stamped Monday.
3.
Crossword puzzle due Mon.

October (top)
10/3

BW: Stamp Crossword Puzzle and Variable Worksheet, pass out Study Guide

CW:Activity #9 Data Toss Part 2: write procedures and make data tables in class and then go outside to collect data.

HW:
1.Finish Act 9 Pt2 Graph, Conclusion, & Analysis ?s on page 40 tonight on your own, due Wednesday to be stamped.
2
. Unit A Study Guide due Fri.
3. Study for Unit A test next Mon. 10/10
10/5

BW: Write Key Concepts while I stamp Act 9 Part 2

CW:
Activity #9 Data Toss Part 2: discuss analyzing data and conclusion;  group collaboration time to choose JOB/PART of Activity #9 part 2 you will be typing up (FDQ) to turn in as one final group copy;  Activity #10 Evaluating Clinical Trials (Click here to read as word doc and here as pdf); Unit A Benchmark

HW:
1. Activity #9 part 2 Group Project in FDQ due Fri. 10/7 (No late passes for unit projects; How to make a graph and How to make a data table using MSWord)
2.
Finish Activity #10 and do vocab for Activity #10 due Fri.
3.
Study Guide due Fri.
4. Study for Unit A test next Mon.
10/10
5.  Print Unit B packet due Mon.

10/7

BW: Write homework into agenda

CW:
Discuss Unit A Key Concepts Assignment; Turn in Unit A Group Project (Activity #9 part 2 Group Project in FDQ) and review rubric; Review Act. 10; ; go over Study Guide with answers; Pass back Unit A Benchmark data and review how to do Unit A Online Review; Discuss "How to Study Ideas" in pg 5 of notebook.

HW:
1. Study for Unit A test on Monday by completing the Unit A Online Review and Jeopardy.
2. Complete one assignment in Unit A (for which you did not get full credit on time) by Monday to get stamped for full credit (your "freebie").
3.
Unit A Key Concepts Assignment typed up in FDQ due Mon.
4. Bring Unit B packet to class Monday with gluestick to attach unit B in notebook after test

10/10

BW: Collect Unit A Key Concept Assignment


CW:
Fill out test Prep Record;
Unit A Test
; glue Unit B packet into your notebook; make seating requests

HW:
1. Make Unit B Coversheet on pg. 52, see Table of Contents (pg. 53) for directions.
2. Attach/assemble Unit B packet
in notebook due Wed.
10/12

BW: Pass out Notebook Check

CW:
Discuss Unit A Notebook Check Grading; Intro to Unit B; Activity #12 Pt 1 and 2

HW:
1. Finish Activity #12: (see reference sheets) summary picture on page 59, colored with labels, tables complete (2) on page 60, analysis questions 1 and 2, no written summary, due Fri.
2. Do
vocab for Activity #12 due Fri.
3. Unit A Notebook Check
 grading with parent help due Fri.

10/14

BW: Turn in Unit A Notebook Check; Answer the challenge question to Super Size Me while I set up the movie

CW:
Super Size Me

HW:
1. Finish Super Size Me questions (pg 62 and 63) and summary due Friday.
2.  Optional Super Size Me extra credit assignment (bottom of page 63) due Monday 10/2
4 (up to 10 pts max to science notebook grade)

answers the BIG QUESTION)

10/17; late start

BW:

CW: Finish Super Size Me and discuss

HW:
1.Finish Super Size Me questions (pg 62 and 63) and summary to be stamped Wed.
2.  Optional Super Size Me extra credit assignment (bottom of page 63) due Monday 10/24 (up to 10 pts max to science notebook grade)
3. Complete
vocab for Activity #14 due Wednesday.
 

10/19

BW:  Write key concepts for Act 12 and SSM.

CW:  Act 15 (Reading)

HW:
1. Finish Act 15 reading (Stopping to Think ?s, diagrams, the table, and analysis questions & summary in notebook page 70 and 71) due Fri.
2. Complete vocab for Activity #15 due
Fri
day

10/21

BW:  Stamp Act. 12, Super Size me, Act 15 and Vocab Page 1

CW: Pass out Act 9 Group Project Feedback and Editing Guide and review graded group projects; Demo Activity #14  Part 1 and groups design their own experiment for Part 2

HW:
1. Go home tonight and type up Parts I-IV of Activity #14 using this scaffolding so you lessen your homework for Monday night. (How to make a data table using MSWord).  No need to print up and bring to class.  Know that if you blow it off, your homework Monday night will be GINORMOUS!
10/24 Collaboration Day

BW: Pass out Act 14 FDQ Rubric

CW:  Complete data gathering for Act 14 Part 2; start working on page 67 graph and conclusions and analysis questions.

HW:
1. Finish analyzing Act #14 data on page 67 due Wed. to be stamped.
2.
Type up Act #14 in FDQ
due Wednesday 10/26. Helpful links for completing this assignment:
-scaffolding
-Act 14 FDQ Rubric
-Act 9 Group Project Feedback and Editing Guide
 
-
How to make a graph
-How to make a data table using MSWord
10/26

BW: Collect Act #14 FDQ and stamp Act #14

CW: Surface Area Notes; Activity #17

HW:
1. Finish Act 17 Analysis ?s (no summary) due Friday
2.
Act 17 vocab, due Fri.

 

10/28

BW: Stamp Act #17 while you fill out and index card and copy down the key terms for Act #14, 15, and 17 key concepts

CW: Finish Act 17; Watch "The Bloodmobile"; Activity #18

HW:
1.Write key concepts  for Act 14, 15, and 17 using the key terms given to you in class, due Mon.
2.  Do Act 18 analysis (not summary) due Monday
3. Do Act 18 vocab, due Mon.

November (top)
10/31

BW: Collect mail and index cards; pass out Act 18 Chart

CW:  Finish Act 18

HW:
1. Finish Act 18 summary due Wed.
2.
Vocab quiz on Friday, Act 12-22
3. Activity 22 vocab due Wed.

11/2 End 1st quarter

BW: Pass back index cards and stamp homework

CW:  Activity 21 and 22

HW:
1. Finish Act 21 (Analysis #3 only, no summary) and 22 (all analysis and summary)
2. Vocab quiz on Friday, Act 12-22

11/4

BW: Stamp Act 21 and 22 while you write key concepts for Act 18, 21 and 22 at your tables

CW: Vocab quiz 12-22; Activity 23 (reading)

HW:
1.Finish Act 23 analysis questions (no summary) and do Act 23 vocab, due Mon.
2.  Write key concepts for Act 18, 21, and 22 due Monday.

11/8 BLOCK

BW: Stamp Act 23 and vocab page 4 while you write a key concept for Act 23 at your tables.

CW:
Pass back Act 14FDQ and Notes page to review; Bill Nye: Bones and Muscles; Start page 91 in notebook to review joints; Brainpop on "Joints"; Intro to On The Move (OTM) Project and group planning


HW:
1. Bring supplies for OTM on Thurs. to start building.
2.Finish Bill Nye Bones and Muscles
PH questions in bottom right corner of page 91, due Thursday.
3.OTM vocab due Monday 11/15
11/10 BLOCK

BW: Stamp Bill Nye Bones and Muscles while you write a key concept for Act 23 at your tables.

CW: Review page 91; Watch Brainpop on "Muscles"; Discuss Group Grading Guidelines for Project; OTM group work time: Finish planning your project and start building

HW:
1.OTM vocab due Monday 11/15

11/11

 NO SCHOOL

11/14 late start

BW:  

CW:OTM group work time

HW:
1. OTM Model Presentation answers due on page 95 or 96 Wed.
2.Practice OTM Model Presentation answersfor when your group presents on Wed.
11/16

BW: Stamp OTM vocab while you write key concept for OTM

CW:
On The Move Model Presentations; Watch the Incredible Human Machine

HW:
1. OTM Final Evaluation due Friday
2. Unit B Study Guide due Wed. 11/30
3. Unit B Test coming up on Friday 12/2, Friday after we return from break.

11/18; last day before fall break

BW: Turn in OTM Final Evaluation

CW:Bill Nye "Eyeballs"; Sheep Eye Dissection; Review how to log onto Blackboard (instructions passed out in class); Watch the Incredible Human Machine

HW:
1. Log onto Blackboard by Monday 11/28 (instructions passed out in class).
2. Finish
Bill Nye "Eyeballs" and Sheep Eye Dissection questions and summary due Wednesday after break, 11/30.
3.
Unit B Study Guide due Wed. 11/30
4. Unit B Test coming up on Friday 12/2, Friday after we return from break.

11/28

BW: Pass out pass out Unit B Crossword

CW: Form Follows Function Chart; Watch Human Body: Pushing the Limits: Sight.

HW:
1. Make sure you get your "Freebie" stamp assignment done by Wed 11/30.
2.Download Unit B Study Guide and complete by Wednesday 11/30
3. Unit B Crossword due Wed. 11/30
4. Study for Unit B Test on Friday 12/2.
4.  Unit B Key Concept Assignment due Friday 12/2.
5.
Download Unit C to bring to class to attach on 12/2 after test.
11/30

BW: Stamp Freebie stamp, Unit B Crossword and Unit B Study Guide; Sheep Eye Dissection and any other activities for Unit B

CW: Discuss "How to Study Ideas" in pg 5 of notebook; go over Study Guide with answers; Unit B Benchmark test and  review on Blackboard in computer lab (other links for review: Jeopardy; Online quiz)

HW:
1. Finish your Unit B Remediation, due to be stamped Friday
2. Study for Unit B Test on Friday 12/2.
3.  Unit B Key Concept Assignment due Friday 12/2.
4.Download Unit C to bring to class to attach on 12/2 after test.

12/2

BW: Collect Unit B Key Concept Assignment; Collect notebook to stamp during test; Pass out Unit B Notebook Check

CW:
Fill out test Prep Record;
Unit B Test
; glue Unit C into your notebook; make seating requests

HW:
1. Fill out
Unit B Notebook Check with parents, due Monday.
2. Make Unit C Coversheet see Table of Contents for directions, due Mon.
3. Attach/assemble
Unit C in notebook due Mon.

December (top)
12/5

BW: Collect Unit B Notebook Check

CW:
 Intro Unit C (Nathan Wolfe TED Talk); Activity #31

HW:
1. Finish Activity #31 (summary) and do vocab for Activity #31 due Wed.
12/7

BW: Stamp Activity #31; Pass out new stamp sheet for Unit C;

CW: Finish Act 31 scavenger hunt; Activity #30

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

12/9

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 Tuesday  

Tuesday 12/13

BW:  Stamp Act 32 & 33

CW: Activity #35 Part 1

HW:
1. Finish Activity #35 vocab due Thurs.
2.  Study for microscope quiz on Thurs. (Quiz will cover all of page 1 and 2 of Activity #35)
Thursday 12/15

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. Optional Extra Credit, due 1/4 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 1.4.11 (no late assignments for extra credit accepted).
Friday 12/16; min. day & last day before winter break

BW: Stamp Activity #35 Part 2

CW: Pass back work; Act 35 Key Concepts; 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 Friday after break and there is also optional extra credit, due 1/4.  See 12/15's homework hotline for details).

January (top)
1/2

No School!

 
1/4

BW: Welcome back!

CW:  Activity 38 &  
Act #37; Introduce Rubber Egg Lab

HW:
1. Finish Activity 38 due Fri.
2.
Act #37 due Mon. (fill out pages 141 and 142 in your notebook)
3. Complete "Part 1: Removing The Shell" by Fri, see top of page 132 for detailed directions. (In short, you need to put an egg in vinegar tonight so it will be ready for Part 2 after school Wed. 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!

1/6

BW: Stamp Activity 38 while you do vocab and key concepts

CW: Activity 39

HW:
1. Act #37 due Mon. (fill out pages 141 and 142 in your notebook)
2. Finish Act. 39 and do vocab due Mon.
3.
Rubber Egg Lab:
FRIDAY:
Complete Part 1: steps 2-4 by removing your egg from vinegar; then complete Part 2 steps 1-4 by putting your egg in either corn syrup or water (or both?) depending on your experimental design at bottom of page 132.
SUNDAY NIGHT OR MONDAY MORNING: Complete Part 2 steps 5-7.  You should have pre and post qualitative and quantitative data to share on Monday.  You do not need to graph or make conclusions YET. Just conduct your experiment and collect data.

1/9

BW: Stamp Act. 37 and 39 while you complete an index card

CW: Share Rubber Egg Lab data; review Act 39; start Act 40.

HW:

1. Act 40 vocab due Wed.
2. Write key concept for Act 39.
3. Start typing up your Rubber Egg Lab at Home.  Type up everything from I. Problem through V. Data (wait to do VI. Graph and VII. Conclusions Wed night).  This typed up, final draft is due Friday, 1/14. (How to make a graph and How to make a data table using MSWord)


1/11

BW: Pass out Rubber Egg Lab Rubric

CW: Finish Act 40 + notes; tie Rubber Egg Lab results to Act 40, discuss Rubber Egg Lab class data, graph, and conclusions; Act 41

HW:
1. Finish Activity 40, due Friday.
2.
Finish typing up your Rubber Egg Lab at Home, (finish VI. Graph and VII. Conclusions tonight).  FDQ due Friday 1/13 with completed Rubber Egg Lab Rubric attached.(How to make a graph and How to make a data table using MSWord)

1/13 

BW: Index card and stamp Act 40 and Rubber Egg Lab; collect Rubber Egg Lab

CW: Watch video clip; Review Act 41; Video: Bill Nye: Cells; Act 42

HW:
1.Finish Activity 41 and Act 42 due Wednesday 1/18.
2.
Study for vocab quiz on Wed. (will cover Act 30-42, minus 35, plus vocab from 42 found on page 164)
3.
Optional Extra Credit, due 1/20, can earn up to 10 points extra credit in "Project" category: Cell Analogy Poster Homework Assignment. Described in detail at bottom of page 161 in notebook.  Examples (you can not copy one of these!) and rubric.  Hand in final product by 1/20, no late assignments accepted for extra credit.

1/16

NO SCHOOL
1/18

BW: Stamp Act 41 and 42; catch up on key concepts; prep for quiz

CW:
Vocab quiz (covers 30-42, minus 35, plus vocab from 42 found on page 164); Wrap up Act 42;

HW:
1. Do Activity 43 #5 and vocab due Fri.
2. Act 45 due Friday (for reading, click here)
, finish page 171 in science notebook.
3. All Unit C vocab should be complete (except "Photosynthesis") by Friday, 1/20

1/20

BW: Stamp work and pass back quizzes and index cards; Pass out Semester Final Hints sheet and discuss Unit C Key Concepts Assignment.

CW: Wrap up Act 43; Complete Classification Chart on page 170; Relative size animation; Photosynthesis (Misconceptions and Magic School Bus).

HW:
1. Finish Act 43 to be stamped Monday.
2. Download and complete Unit C Study Guide due Mon. 1/23 (if you need a copy, ask me!)
3. Take the Unit C Benchmark on Blackboard (Instructions)
4. Unit C Key Concepts Assignment due Wednesday 1/25
5. "Freebie" stamp to be stamped Monday 1/23, be ready!



1/23

BW: Stamp Act 43, Benchmark Review and Unit C Study Guide; Pass out Unit C Crossword

CW: Review Benchmark results and Unit C Study Guide; stamp freebies and remaining work; microscope practice time

HW:
1. Unit C Crossword due Wed. 1/25
2. Unit C Key Concepts Assignment due Wednesday 1/25
3.  Study for Unit C Test on Wed. 1/25
(Unit C Remediation Questions)
4. Download Unit D: Genetics and attach it in new science notebook by 2/1.
5.  Bring extra credit unused DOGs and/or bathroom passes to class on Fri 1/27 for extra credit (OR you can save them to use second semester).  You will get 3 new DOGs/bathroom passes for second semester.
***Get a new science notebook ($2 at finance window) due Wed, 2/
1
1/25

BW: Collect Unit C Key Concepts Assignment; stamp Unit C Crossword and Freebie; Pass out Unit C Notebook Check.

CW: 
Fill out Unit C Test prep; Take Unit C Test; Use Science Notebook and Unit A and B study guides to review for Semester Final on Friday; Pass out Unit C Notebook Check

HW:
1. Study for Semester 1 Final (covers Unit A, Unit B and Unit C) on Fri. 1/27
2. Unit C Notebook Check due Fri 1/2
7
3.
Download Unit D: Genetics and attach it in new science notebook by 2/1.
4
Bring extra credit unused DOGs and/or bathroom passes to class on Fri 1/27 for extra credit (OR you can save them to use second semester).  You will get 3 new DOGs/bathroom passes for second semester.

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

1/27; end 1st semester

BW: Collect Unit C Notebook Check and semester extra credit; Pass out Science Notebook Permission Slips

CW: 
Semester 1 Final; Pass back Unit C Test grades; Collect 1st semester Notebooks and remove needed papers to transfer into 2nd semester notebook

HW:
1. Have 2nd semester notebook ready to go, with all Intro documents transferred from 1st semester notebook into 2nd semester one, new Notebook Title Page, Unit D: Genetics title page, and Unit D: Genetics attached by Wed. 2/1.
2.  Turn in 2nd Semester Notebook Check Slip due Wed 2/1


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

February (top)
1/30 and 1/31

NO SCHOOL
Wednesday 2/1; single periods

BW: Pass out new DOGs and bathroom passes and new stamp sheets; check for new 2nd semester notebooks

CW: Intro to Unit D; New Big Question; Activity 54 (not in packet)

HW:
1. Complete vocab for 54 due Friday 2/4.

Friday 2/3

BW: Write a key concept for Act 54.

CW:
New seats; fill out TOC with new table members' info; Activity 55, 56 (reading and info)and start 57

HW:
1.
Finish Act 55 & 56, write a key concept for 55 & 56, and vocab for Act 55 & 57 due Monday 2/9.

Monday 2/6

BW: Write a key concept for Act 56 while I stamp Act 56

CW:Act 57

HW:
1. Finish Act 57 (analysis, summary) due Wed.
Wednesday 2/8

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:
1. Do online cloning activity

Friday 2/10

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

CW:
Recap Activity 58; Activity 59

HW:
1. Finish Act 59 (analysis, summary, vocab) due Tuesday
2. Bring a flower to dissection on Tuesday 2/14 (Good flowers to bring: hibiscus, lily, tulip, daffodils
Bad flowers to bring: rose, daisy, birds of paradise, calla lily, anything too small)


Tuesday 2/14

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)

HW:
1. Finish Act 60 Part 1 (analysis, summary, vocab) due Thursday
Thursday 2/16

BW: Index card

CW:Review Parts of a flower; Fill out more info on our Critter Page; Activity 61 and Punnett Square Practice (30 min to work on in class); GATTACA

HW:
1. Finish Act 61 (analysis and summary), vocab, and Punnett Square Practice, all due Wed. 2/22

Friday 2/17

No school

Monday 2/20

No school
Wednesday 2/22

BW: Stamp Act 61 while you do index card and key concepts

CW: Mendel video; Activity 60 Part 2 (reading); Mendel and his peas worksheet

HW:
1. Finish Act 60 Part 2 (analysis, summary, vocab) due Fri
2. Complete Mendel and his peas worksheet passed out at the end of class, due Fri.

Friday 2/24

BW: Index card while I stamp

CW: Review Punnett Square Practice; Review Act 62 data from plants we grew; Start Activity 63 (reading); GATTACA

HW:
1. Finish Act 62 (analysis, summary, and vocab), due Monday
2. Complete Act 63 vocab
3. Study for vocab quiz covering vocab 53-63, no word bank, on Monday

March (top)
Monday 2/27 Late Start

BW: Stamp page 2 vocab

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

HW:
1.
Finish Act 63 (analysis, summary, and vocab), due Wednesday
Wednesday 2/29

BW: Stamp Act 62 & 63; Index card

CW: Review Act 63; Read Activity 64 Intro; Chromosome Mix-up (key)

HW:
1.
Finish Chromosome Mix-up (chart, analysis, and summary) due Friday (key)

Friday 3/2

BW: Stamp Chromosome Mix-up

CW: Watch Mitosis video and do mitosis/meiosis card sort; Review Chromosome Mix-up and Inheritance Patterns; Read Activity 64 Intro;  GATTACA (stamp Punnett Square Practice during video)

HW:
1.
Finish skipped portions of Act 61 (2 ab and 4 abc) to be stamped Monday.

3/5

BW: Stamp Act 61

CW:Activity 65

HW:
1. Finish Act 65 (analysis, summary, and vocab), due Monday
3/7

BW: Stamp Act 65 & index card

CW:
Putting it all together

HW:
1. Finish Putting it all together, due Fri.
2.
Karyotyping Extra Credit:
#1. Download a sheet of chromosomes passed out in class and cut them up.  Tape/glue them in your science notebook in matching chromosome pairs.  Worth 5 pts to notebook grade, due Friday.
#2. On your finished karyotype, write next to each
chromosome at least 2 genetic disorders that
occur on each chromosome.  This website will help you: http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_
Genome/posters/chromosome/chooser.shtml
(Must complete extra credit #1 to do #2, this one is worth an additional 5 pts to your notebook grade).

3/9

BW: Stamp Putting it all together and check for extra credit

CW:
Activity 66

HW:
1. Finish Act 66 and do vocab  due Mon.
2.
Gel Electrophoresis homework (in your notebook) due Wed.

3/12

BW: Stamp Act 66 and pass back graded index cards

CW:
Building a DNA ladder

HW:
1.
Finish DNA ladder due Wed.
2.Gel 2. Gel Electrophoresis homework due Wed.
3.Make sure all vocab for Unit D is complete (except PS) due Wed.


3/14

BW: Stamp DNA ladder & Gel Electrophoresis & vocab

CW:
Karyotyping (website); Review structure of DNA, DNA replication

HW:
1. Finish Building a DNA Ladder Summary to be stamped Friday.

2. Study for vocab quiz with no word bank covering Act 63, 65, 66 and GE on Fri 3/23



3/16

BW: Index card

CW:
Watch Bill Nye Genes and complete worksheet; PH reading (pages 175-181) and do Section 4 assessment (1abc, 2abc, 3ab) on pages 70+ in science notebook.

HW:
1. Finish Section 4 Assessment by Monday for stamp.
2. Study for vocab quiz with no word bank (Act 63,65,66 and GE) on Fri 3/23

3/19; late start

BW: Stamp Section 4 Assessment by Monday for stamp.

CW:Start Gene Expression, page 61, discuss proteins 

HW:
1. Gene Expression vocab (called "GE") due Wed.
2. Study for vocab quiz with no word bank (Act 63,65,66 and GE) on Fri
.

3/21

BW: Pass out Unit D Crossword and stamp vocab and previous unstamped work

CW:
Watch "What is a Protein?"; Gene Expression pages 62-63; What makes a firefly glow?

HW:
1. Unit D Crossword due Friday
2. Go online and transcribe a protein: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content
/begin/dna/transcribe/

3. Finish Gene Expression Analysis ?s, due Friday
4. Study for vocab quiz with no word bank (Act 63,65,66 and GE) on Fri.

3/23

BW: Catch up on Key Concepts while I stamp the Crossword and Gene Expression

CW: Finish Gene Expression; Gene Expression Review: http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=ap1302; Gene Expression Hands on Activity; Vocab quiz

HW:
1. Download and complete the Unit D Study Guide (if you need a copy, see me after class), due to be stamped on 3/28

3/26

BW: Pass back vocab quizzes; stamp Gene Expression

CW: Review how to do Unit D Key Concepts on Google Docs; How to do Blackboard Review and Remedication; Finish GATTACA

HW:
1. Work on key concept assignment (type all 18 up in FDQ, due 4/1).
2. Download and complete the Unit D Study Guide (if you need a copy, see me after class), due to be stamped on 3/30
3.
Get your "Freebie" ready to be stamped on Wednesday in the computer lab
4. Download Unit F and attach into notebook by 4/4.



3/28

BW: Stamp Unit D Study Guide

CW:
Unit D Study Guide review; Go to computer lab to either work on Google Docs, Blackboard Review, or Unit D Jeopardy

HW:
1. Work on key concept assignment (type all 18 up in FDQ, due 4/1)
3.
Download Unit F and attach into notebook by 4/4.
4. Study for Unit D Test on Friday!
 Ideas for Ways to Review:
Vocab Quizzes and Self Tests
(PH Online textbook) 
Tour of the Basics (Genetics Online Learning Center)
Punnett Square Practice (Just do the first two sections)
Punnet Square Practice (challenging, but you will really see if you know it)  More
More Genetics Problem Practice (first two sections
Some Pedigree Practice 
More Pedigree Practice

3/30

BW: Pass out Unit D Notebook Check

CW:
Fill Out Test Prep Record; Unit D Test; Set up new notebook and Unit F

HW:
1. Unit D Notebook Check due Monday 4/4
2.
Unit F attached in notebook and new title page due Monday 4/4

April (top)
4/2

BW: Collect Unit D Notebook Check

CW:
Intro to Unit F and new Big Question, Act 89

HW:
1. Finish Act 89 (analysis, summary, and vocab) due Wed.
4/4

BW: Pass out Unit F stamp sheet,  write a key concept for Act 89

CW: Concept cartoons; Activity 90

HW:
1. Finish Activity 90 (analysis, summary, and vocab) due Fri.

4/6 Last day before Spring Break!

BW: Pass back Unit D Key Concepts and Test grades; New seats; Stamp Act 89 and 90; write a key concept for ACt 90

CW:
Act 91 (;  Act 92 Part 1

HW:
1. Finish Activity 91 (analysis, summary, and vocab) due Mon.4/18 (Footprint card #1, #2, and #3)

4/16

BW: Stamp Act 91; Pass back index cards

CW: 8th Grade Orientation with Counselors

HW:

1.
Finish Act 92 (analysis, summary, and vocab) due Wed.  ACT 92 CARDS SCANNED HERE!
4/18

BW: Stamp Act 92

CW:
Act 92 Part 2; Review Geolgic Time; Act 93; watch How do we know evolution happens?; start Evidence for Evolution Notes

HW:

1.Finish Act 94 (analysis, summary, and vocab) due Fri.

4/20

BW: Stamp Act 94 and vocab page 1

CW:
Act 94; watch Darwin's Dangerous Idea (parts 1 and 2) and answer prompts 1-4; Natural Selection notes

HW:

1. Finish Act 95 (analysis & summary) due Mon.

4/23  Late start

BW: New table group leaders

CW: 
Breeding Bunnies Lab

HW:
1.  Flashy Fish worksheet due Wed.
2.  What did Trex Taste Like? Extra credit (up to 10 points to Sci Notebook grade) due by Friday 4/29


4/25

BW: Stamp Act 95 and Flashy Fish worksheet; pass back notecards

CW Watch
How does evolution really work?; Activity 96; Begin Activity 97 (reading) finish as homework

HW:

1. Finish Act 96 (analysis & summary & vocab) due Fri.
2. What did Trex Taste Like? Extra credit (up to 10 points to Sci Notebook grade) due by Friday 4/29

4/27

BW: Stamp Act 96, catch up on key concepts, index card

CW: Wrap up Activity 97; watch A Mutation Story;
Adaptation notes and you tube videos:
How Animals DO That Pt. 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WtmfMfCjfQ
How Animals DO That Pt. 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypv_z0f8iqs&feature=related
How Animals DO That Pt. 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4MSqKUhiR4&feature=related
How Animals DO That Pt. 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFOFlFkxlRg&feature=related
Recap Act 96;  revisit/recap Natural Selection with notes; Begin Activity 97 (reading)

HW:
1. Finish Act 97 reading (stopping to think ?s 1-4, analysis ?s 1-3 & summary & vocab) due Mon.

 

May (top)
4/30

BW: Stamp Act 97, pass out Life Ed Permission Slip

CW: Begin Evolution/Conservation project


HW:
1.
Choose a topic/subject for your project, use these links to help you:
"Life" video snipets shown in class; Endangered Species Video; Earth's Endangered Creatures; WWF; IUCN Red List plus TONS more you can find online on your own.....
2.Life Ed Permission Slip due on Friday 5/6
5/2

BW: Pass out Evolution Project Research Questions sheet & rubric; collect Life Ed Permission Slips

CW: Go to Computer lab to research your topic; turn in topic/subject for your Evolution/Conservation project before you leave lab

HW:

1. Evolution/Conservation project Data Sheet (see sample) with
rubric attached due Friday (Directions on how to access your h drive at home).
2.
Life Ed Permission Slip due on Friday 5/6

5/4

BW: Collect Life Ed Permission Slip

CW: Evolution/Conservation project Data Sheet sharing; Activity 99

HW:
1. Finish Act 99 (analysis & summary & vocab) due Mon.
 2. Study for vocab quiz (all evolution words, no word bank) on Monday

5/7

BW: Stamp Act 99, write a Key Concept for Act 99 and do Evolution Notes Review with your table

CW:
Great Transformations Whale Video; Vocab quiz; Review Evolution Cartoons

HW:

1.
Unit F Study Guide due Monday 5/16
2. Unit F Crossword due Wed. 5/18
3. Unit F Key Concepts due in FDQ on Wed 5/18
4. Unit F Test Wed. May 18
5/9 STAR TESTING

BW:

CW:
Finish reviewing Evolution Cartoons; watch What Darwin Never Knew Video and Questions; take Unit F Benchmark

HW:
1. Unit F Study Guide due Monday 5/16
2. Unit F Crossword due Wed. 5/18
3.
Unit F Key Concepts due in FDQ on Wed 5/18
4. Unit F Test Wed. May 18

 

5/11 STAR TESTING

BW:

CW:
What Darwin Never Knew Video Video and Questions; pass out Benchmark data

HW:
1. Finish What Darwin Never Knew Video and Questions, due Monday
2. Unit F Study Guide due Monday 5/16
3. Unit F Crossword due Wed. 5/18
4.
Unit F Key Concepts due in FDQ on Wed 5/18
5. Unit F Test Wed. May 18

5/14 Collaboration Day

BW: Stamp Unit F Study Guide

CW: Review Unit F Study Guide with Key; Review for Unit F Test using benchmark data in computer lab

HW:
1. Finish Benchmark Review to be stamped Wed.
2.
Unit F Crossword due Wednesday
3. Unit F Test Wednesday, STUDY!
4. Unit F Key Concepts due in FDQ on Wed 5/18
5/16

BW: Stamp Unit F Crossword and Benchmark Review, collect Unit F Key Concepts

CW Unit F Test; Pass out Unit F Notebook Check; Pass out Unit P; Ground Rules for Unit P


HW:
1. Unit F Notebook Check due Friday
2.  Finish attaching Unit P into your notebook by Friday

5/18

BW: Collect Notebook Check

CW: Adolescence notes; watch video, "Teen Dreams"

HW:
1. Vocab "###" to "###" due on Monday

5/21 Career Fair

BW:
Stamp vocab

CW: Endocrine system and reproduction notes

HW:
1. Complete vocab through "##" to "##"  due Wed.
2. 2. Complete pg 130 b in notebook by using the shark book  due Wed.
5/23

BW: Stamp homework

CW: Pregnancy, Development, and Birth Notes
Video: "Life's greatest miracle"


HW:
1. Finish vocab "##" to "##" due Friday.
2. Extra credit Baby Essay due next Wed.
3. Complete pg 132F/b and 133Fin your notebook due Fri.

5/25

BW: Stamp homework

CW:
Activity 46

HW:
1. Finish Act #46 (analysis, summary and vocab) due Wedm
2. Study for vocab quiz on Wed.

 

June (top)
5/28

NO SCHOOL

5/30

BW: Stamp homework

CW:
Vocab quiz; Positive Prevention Intro/Lesson 1; Video

HW:
1. Complete vocab through "##" to "##"  due Fri.

6/1

BW: Stamp homework

CW:
Positive Prevention Lessons 2 & 3

HW:
1. Complete vocab through "##" to "##"  due Mon.
2. Bring textbook to school to turn in on Monday

6/4

BW: Collect textbooks

CW:
Positive Prevention Lesson 4


HW:
1. Unit P Study Guide and crossword due Fri
.
2. Unit P Test on Friday
3. Final on Monday
4. If you forgot your textbook today, be sure to bring it Wed for 2/5 points

6/6

BW: Collect

CW: Positive Prevention 5-6

HW:
1. Parent HIV homework due Monday 6/14
2. Bring DOGs/bathroom passes for extra credit this Friday 6/10

3. Unit P Study Guide and crossword due Fri.
4. Unit P Test on Friday
5. Final on Monday  (optional study guide here)

6/8

BW: Check Unit P Study Guide and crossword; collect extra credit DOGs and bathroom passes

CW:
 
Finish
Positive Prevention
Fill out test prep record 
Unit P Test
Unit P Notebook Grading
Review for Final


HW:
1. Unit P Notebook Check due Monday
2. Study for Final on Monday

Tuesday 6/12

BW: Turn in Unit P Notebook Checks

CW
Fill out test prep record, take Semester 2 Final, Collect 2nd semester notebooks


HW:
1.
If you'd like to keep your notebook, be sure to fill out a parents permission slip and return it by end of the week.

Wed. 6/13

CW: Distribute final grades

 
________________________

Thurs. 6/14

CW: Classroom breakdown

6/15; min day

BW:

CW: Sign yearbooks

HW: Have a great summer!