Today's Plan

If you were absent this page will provide you with the information you need to get caught up and any work you may need to make up.  The information provided here will also be provided to you for each day you were absent upon returning to school.   No required information will be provided on this site that was not also provided to you in class. 

You are responsible for making sure you get any and all missed materials as well as making up any missed quizzes, quests, assessments, and tests.  Remember to check the absent box for your personalized absent packet for each day you were absent.  I will have this packet ready for you with in two days of your return (usually it will be waiting for you the very next day).  It is your responsibility to collect it and complete all missed work.  Come see me if you have any questions or concerns; schedule a tutoring day if you need help getting caught up.

20Nov17
  • Continued discussing Properties of Water notes (418).  Discussed slides #34-48 in class and in Think Tanks.     
  • Updated Vocabulary List (402).  Added terms #37-41. 
  • Discussed Properties of Water Study Guide (419).  Students should update this resource with the notes from today. 
  • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be open outline over the second main idea of the reading Properties of Water: Some Compounds Dissolve in Water
  • Homework: 
    • Update and organize binder
    • Review first 48 slides from Properties of Water notes (418) and update your Properties of Water Study Guide (419)
    • Update and study vocabulary terms with terms discussed today (402).
    • Read and outline the second main idea in the Properties of Water reading found on the Unit Four page of this website. 
    • Continue making corrections to graded work


17Nov17

  • Listened to Its a Water Water World song (417)
  • Continued discussing Properties of Water notes (418).  Discussed slides #19-33 using board notes and the PowerPoint.   
  • Updated Vocabulary List (402).  Added terms #31-36. 
  • Discussed Properties of Water Study Guide (419).  Students should update this resource with the notes from today. 
  • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be vocabulary focused.  Students should study/review all Unit Four vocabulary but pay special attention to all terms discussed so far under the Properties of Water section. 
  • Homework: 
    • Update and organize binder
    • Review first 36 slides from Properties of Water notes (418) and update your Properties of Water Study Guide (419)
    • Update and study vocabulary terms with terms discussed today (402).
    • Study for Quick Quiz
    • Continue making corrections to graded work

16Nov17
  • Completed Quick Quiz:  Life Depends on Hydrogen Bonds (421). 
  • Listened to Its a Water Water World song (417)
  • Continued discussing Properties of Water notes (418).  Discussed slides #10-18 using board notes.  These board notes can be viewed on the Unit Four page of the website. 
  • Updated Vocabulary List (402).  Added term #30. 
  • Discussed Properties of Water Study Guide (419).  Students should update this resource with the notes from today. 
  • No Quick Quiz.
  • Homework: 
    • Update and organize binder
    • Review first 18 slides from Properties of Water notes (418) and update your Properties of Water Study Guide (419)
    • Update and study vocabulary terms with terms discussed today (402).
    • Practice explaining the board notes from today to somebody or something; a pet, a grandparent, a friend, a stuffed animal.  Or video tape yourself explaining them!  Then listen to your explanation and see if it makes sense!!!
    • Continue making corrections to graded work


15Nov17
  • Discussed DHMO article
  • Listened to Its a Water Water World song (417)
  • Began discussing Properties of Water notes (418).  Discussed slides #1-9
  • Updated Vocabulary List (402).  Added terms polar covalent molecule and non-polar covalent molecule.
  • Discussed Properties of Water Study Guide (419)
  • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be open outline over the first main idea of the reading Properties of Water: Life Depends on Hydrogen Bonding In Water. 
  • Homework: 
    • Update and organize binder
    • Review first 9 slides from Properties of Water notes (418) and update the box (in the upper left hand corner) labeled Water Molecule with the general characteristics of water on your Properties of Water Study Guide (419)
    • Update and study vocabulary terms with terms discussed today (402).
    • Read and outline the first main idea in the Properties of Water reading found on the Unit Four page of this website.  You only need to outline the section Life Depends on Hydrogen Bonding in Water (420)
    • Continue making corrections to graded work



14Nov17
  • Completed first page of CERT Data Packet (15) using information found on the Home Room section of the CERT website.  www.certforschools.com  This was collected by the end of class.
  • Students continued working in CERT in the Study Hall section reviewing lesson videos and videos explaining how to correctly answer questions students missed on the fall CERT.  The expectations is that students reach 100% of review.  If not completed in class students need to finish this as homework.
  • Students were given the option, once 100% of review was completed, to continue working in CERT and take practice quizzes in the Quizzes section or to work on biology materials. 
  • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
  • Homework: 
    • Finish CERT review reaching 100%.  See instruction above. 
    • Review/study all Chemistry of Life materials
    • Update Chemistry of Life Study Guide (408).
    • Update and study vocabulary terms (402)
    • Update and organize binder
    • Make corrections to graded work 


13Nov17
    • Collected CERT forms.
    • Completed Binder Assess:  Unit Three and Unit Four (416)
    • Continued Chemistry of Life Notes (406).  Discussed slides #48-57
    • Updated Vocabulary List (402) through term #27
    • Discussed completion of Chemistry of Life Study Guide (408).  All parts except for the portion on hydrogen bonds should be completed at this time.  It is suggested that students list the elements they need to know, spell and list chemical symbols for on the back of this study guide.  Any additional notes, diagrams, or examples that help students understand and remember the material may also be added to the back of the study guide. 
    • Discussed CERT work for tomorrow.  Students are encouraged to begin working on their review videos for the fall CERT.  We will have time in class tomorrow to work on this.  However, all review must be completed by tomorrow night.  www.certforschools.com 
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
        • Review all Chemistry notes - finish updating Chemistry of Life Study Guide (408).  See description and expectations above. 
        • Update and study all vocabulary terms (402) through term #27
        • Update and organize binder
        • Begin working on CERT review if not already completed. 
        • Continue making corrections to graded work. 

    10Nov17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Elements, Atoms, Compounds, and Molecules.  (415).
    • Continued Chemistry of Life Notes (406).  Discussed slides #43-47
    • Updated Vocabulary List (402) through term #24
    • Discussed completion of Chemistry of Life Study Guide (408).  It is suggested that students list the elements they need to know, spell and list chemical symbols for on the back of this study guide.  Any additional notes, diagrams, or examples that help students understand and remember the material may also be added to the back of the study guide. 
    • Discussed CERT work on Monday.  Students MUST bring their completed CERT form to class on Monday.  This form was given to them by their English teachers.  Instructions for all portions were discussed in English classes.  Students who do not have their CERT forms must log into CERT and record their science CERT scores on a seperate sheet of paper.  www.certforschools.com 
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework: 
      • Review all Chemistry notes - finish updating Chemistry of Life Study Guide (408).  See description and expectations above. 
      • Update and study all vocabulary terms (402) through term #27
      • Update and organize binder
      • Complete CERT form and bring to class on Monday.  See explanation above.
      • Extra Credit!!!  Watch videos and take notes on all questions you missed on the fall CERT.  If you complete this task by Monday you will earn EXTRA CREDIT!!!
      • Continue making corrections to graded work. 


    9Nov17
    • Collected Unit Three Reflection (324).  Students should keep their Unit Three Progress Report as BIN 324 in their binder
    • Reviewed correct answers to the back of Matter and Energy worksheet (409) and the Chemistry of Life Worksheet (413)
    • Completed Pop Quest:  Periodic Table Puzzle (414).  Students were permitted to use their copy of the Periodic Table as well as any other resources in their binders.  30 minute time limit
    • Returned graded work
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over all Chemistry of Life notes discussed so far.
    • Homework: 
      • Study Chemistry of Life Study Guide (408)
      • Study and review vocabulary terms through term #20
      • Review all Chemistry of Life notes to prepare for Quick Quiz
      • Continue making corrections to graded work. 


    8Nov17
    • Collected Unit Four Learning Targets (401) and Unit Four Vocabulary List (402).
    • Discussed Atoms Family Worksheet (411)
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Matter and Energy (412).
    • Continued Chemistry of Life Notes (406).  Discussed slides #30-40
    • Updated Vocabulary List (402) through term #20
    • Discussed Quick Quiz in two days.  Quick Quiz will be over all notes discussed so far!  
    • Homework: 
      • Update Chemistry of Life Study Guide sections on valence electrons, compounds and chemical formulas using your PowerPoint Note slides #30-40
      • Study and review vocabulary terms through term #20
      • Complete the back of Matter and Energy Worksheet (409)
      • Complete Chemistry of Life Worksheet (413) using PowerPoint notes. 
      • Complete Unit Three Reflection using Progress Report.  Due tomorrow. 
      • Review all Chemistry of Life notes to prepare for Quick Quiz on Friday. 


    7Nov17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Matter and Energy (410).  Students will need to correctly label and spell the names for the changes of states of matter chart.  Students will need to list, with correct spelling, the names of the 12 elements and their correct chemical symbols. 
    • Reviewed correct answers to Matter and Energy Worksheet (front only) (409)
    • Continued discussing Chemistry of Life notes.  Slides #14-29 (406)
    • Updated Vocabulary List through term #16 (401)
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over all notes from yesterday and today.  Students should review element names and symbols, characteristics of the the subatomic particles, and periodic table trends. 
    • Homework: 
      • Update Chemistry of Life Study Guide.  Sections to be completed include:  atoms, subatomic particles, protons, neutrons, atomic mass number, isotopes and electrons. 
      • Update and study vocabulary terms through term #16
      • Complete portions of the Atoms Family WS (411).  This will not be collected, but is meant as a review.  Students can decide how much the need to complete to master the material. 
      • Print Unit Four Learning Targets (401).  Due tomorrow. 
      • Print Unit Four Vocabulary List (402).  Due tomorrow
      • Begin working on Unit Three Reflection.  Due Thursday. 


    6Nov17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Atoms, Ions, and Molecules Outline (405). Quick Quiz will be open outline over the Atoms, Ions, and Molecules reading.
    • Collected Atoms, Ions, and Molecules Outline (404).
    • Set up binder for Unit Four.  Please check the Binder Table of Contents page of the website to create your Unit Four Table of Contents
    • Began Chemistry of Life notes (406).  Discussed slides #1-13.
    • Watched demos on solid, liquid, and gas combustion
    • Discussed and highlighted 12 elements to know on the Periodic Table of the Elements handout (407).
    • Listened to Elements songs (403)
    • Discussed Chemistry of Life Study Guide (408). 
    • Updated Vocabulary List with terms #107 (402)
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Students will need to correctly label and spell the names for the changes of states of matter chart.  Students will need to list, with correct spelling, the names of the 12 elements and their correct chemical symbols. 
    • Homework: 
      • Review all notes from today.
      • Use notes to complete the chemistry, elements, periodic table, and atomic number portions of the Chemistry of Life Study Guide (408).
      • Update and study vocabulary terms #1-7
      • Complete front only of Matter and Energy Worksheet (409)
      • Study for Quick Quiz
      • Print Unit Four Learning Targets (401).  Due Wednesday
      • Print Unit Four Vocabulary List (402).  Due Wednesday



    3Nov17
    • Completed Unit Three Test:  The Nature of Science (323)
    • Began reading and outlining Atoms, Ions, and Molecules (404)
    • Discussed Quick Quiz:  Quick Quiz will be open outline over the Atoms, Ions, and Molecules reading
    • Homework: 
      • Read and outline Atoms, Ions, and Molecules (404).  Due Monday.  This reading can be found on the Unit Four page of this website
      • Print Unit Four Learning Targets (401).  Due Wednesday
      • Print Unit Four Vocabulary List (402).  Due Wednesday
      • Continue making corrections to graded work. 


    2Nov17
    • Completed Unit Three Vocabulary Quest (322)
    • Completed Nature of Science Notes (308).  Reviewed the four criteria that must be met during a science investigation and the five ways scientists reduce or eliminate bias during scientific investigations. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List to include all Unit Three terms
    • Discussed Unit Three Test tomorrow
    • Homework: 
      • Study for Unit Three Test


    1Nov17
    • Completed Quick Quiz over Controls and Variables and Types of Data (321).  Quick Quiz will be over the material discussed yesterday and today.  This included hypothesis, variables, independent variable, dependent variable, constants, control group and experimental group in example problems as well as qualitative and quantitative data and the two types of reasoning. 
    • Continued discussing Nature of Science notes (308).  Discussed slides #46-51 and #65-73. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List (302).  Added terms #18 and #23-25.
    • Discussed Vocabulary Quest tomorrow.  Quest will be over all Unit Three terms except bias, placebo, precision and accuracy.  Quest will also include terms from Unit One and Unit Two.
    • Reminder - Unit Three Test will be Friday.  This test will cover all Unit Three material as well as material from Unit One and Unit Two.
    • Homework: 
      •  Review all Nature of Science notes (308)
      • Update and study vocabulary terms
      • Study for Unit Three Vocabulary Quest tomorrow. 


    31Oct17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Variables Matching (320).  Quick Quiz will required students to identify the hypothesis, variables, independent variable, dependent variable, constants, control group and experimental group in example problems. 
    • Discussed Nature of Science Notes (308).  Discussed slides #32-45
    • Updated Vocabulary List (302).  Added terms #11-17
    • Unit Three Vocabulary Quest may be Thursday
    • Unit Three Test will be Friday
    • Discussed Quick Quiz:  Quick Quiz will be over the material discussed yesterday and today.
    • Returned graded work
    • Homework:
      • Update and organize binder
      • Review notes from yesterday and today
      • Update and study vocabulary terms
      • Study for Quick Quiz
      • Continue making corrections to graded work


    30Oct17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Science Vocabulary (318).  Quick Quiz will be over Vocabulary Terms #1-10. Students should be able to define and correctly spell all 10 terms. 
    • Discussed Nature of Science Notes (308).  Focused on hypothesis, variables, independent variable, dependent variable, constants, control group and experimental group
    • Began working on Identifying Parts of Experiments worksheet (319).  Completed #1 and #2 in class. 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will required students to identify the hypothesis, variables, independent variable, dependent variable, constants, control group and experimental group in example problems. 
    • Homework:
      • Review today's notes
      • Complete #3 and #4 on the Identifying Parts of Experiments worksheet (319)
      • Study for Quick Quiz


    28Oct17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Redi's Experiment (314).  Students were permitted to use their POGIL:  How Scientists Work:  Redi's Experiment (313) on this Quick Quiz.
    • Working in Think Tanks, students discussed, studied, and completed the following expectations:
      • Slide #18 of Nature of Science PowerPoint (308)
      • Systems and System Models Worksheet #2 (315)
      • Slides #19-21 of Nature of Science PowerPoint (308)
      • Scientific Method and Observations and Assumptions Worksheets #1 and #3 (316)
      • Slides #22-31 of Nature of Science PowerPoint (308)
      • Variables and Controls Worksheet #6 (317)
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over Vocabulary Terms #1-10. Students should be able to define and correctly spell all 10 terms. 
    • Returned graded work
    • Discussed Unit Three Test on Friday November 3rd. 
    • Homework: 
      • Complete any of the above in class work that was not finished during class
      • Study for Quick Quiz
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue making corrections to graded work. 


    26Oct17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Biogenesis Theory (312).  The Quick Quiz will be an open outline Quick Quiz over How Scientists Work.
    • Began working on POGIL:  How Scientists Work:  Redi's Experiment (313).  Students worked in Think Tanks for the first part of this activity.  The remaining portion was assigned as homework
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz questions will come from the
      POGIL:  How Scientists Work:  Redi's Experiment (313)
    • Homework: 
      • Complete any unfinished portions of the POGIL:  How Scientists Work:  Redi's Experiment (313)
      • Study for Quick Quiz

    25Oct17
    • Continued reading and outlining How Scientists Work (310) (311).  Reviewed the need to include tables, charts, figures, diagrams and pictures related to the experiments discussed in the reading.  Students were instructed to use critical thinking skills to decide what and how to incorporate this information into their outlines. 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  The Quick Quiz will be an open outline Quick Quiz over How Scientists Work.  
    • Homework: 
      • Finish reading for comprehension and retention How Scientists Work reading packet (310)
      • Finish How Scientists Work Outline (311). 
      • Continue making corrections to graded work.


    24Oct17
    • Worked in Think Tanks to complete the POGIL:  Scientific Inquiry (309).  This POGIL was collected before the end of class. 
    • Began reading and outlining How Scientists Work (310) (311).  Discussed the need to include tables, charts, figures, diagrams and pictures related to the experiments discussed in the reading.  Students were instructed to use critical thinking skills to decide what and how to incorporate this information into their outlines. 
    • No Quick Quiz.  There will be no Quick Quiz tomorrow.  However, it  was discussed with students that there would eventually be an open outline Quick Quiz over How Scientists Work.  Additionally, students were make aware that this material would be included on the unit Test. 
    • Homework: 
      • Continue reading for comprehension and retention How Scientists Work reading packet (310)
      • Continue working on How Scientists Work Outline (311).  It is a suggested goal that students make sure they have completed the first four pages of this outline by this evening.  Students will be given additional time in class tomorrow to finish the outline and it will be due at the beginning of class on Thursday. 
      • Continue making corrections to graded work.


    23Oct17
    • Collected Unit Two Reflection (215). 
    • Began working on POGIL:  Scientific Inquiry (309). Students worked in Think Tanks. 
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow.
    • Homework: 
      • Continue making corrections to graded work
      • Review Unit One notes and vocabulary 


    20Oct17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Scientific Thinking and Processes Outline (307).
    • Began discussing The Nature of Science Notes (308)
    • Returned graded work
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework:
      • Complete Unit Two Reflection using Unit Two Progress Report (215).  Due Monday
      • Review notes discussed in class on Friday 
      • Update and organize binder
      • Review first Characteristics of Life notes from Unit One


    19Oct17
    • Collected Unit Two Learning Targets (301), Unit Two Vocabulary List (302), and Scientific Practices Introductory Reading Questions (304
    • Completed POGIL:  Experimental Variables (305).  Collected when completed. 
    • Began/continued reading and outlining section 1.3 Scientific Processes and Thinking (306).  Outlines were kept in binder for open outline Quick Quiz. 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz:  Quick Quiz will be open outline over the Scientific Processes and Thinking reading (306)
    • Homework
      • Finish reading and outlining Scientific Processes and Thinking (306)
      • Review outline to prepare for open outline Quick Quiz tomorrow 


    18Oct17
    • Continued working on POGIL:  Experimental Design (305).  Students continued working in Think Tanks to complete this assignment. 
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Homework: 
      • If you did not complete the following in class, please complete over the weekend:
        • Create Unit Three divider:  The Nature of Science (300)
        • Print Unit Three Learning Targets (301) and Unit Three Vocabulary List (302).  Due Wednesday.
        • Created Unit Three table of contents
      • Read and annotate or outline the The Scientific Practices:  An Introductory Reading. 
      • Complete Scientific Practices Introductory Reading Questions (304)
      • Make sure binder is organized and all corrections have been made for Unit Two.


    17Oct17
    • Began working on POGIL:  Experimental Design (305).  Students worked in Think Tanks to complete this assignment. 
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework:
      • If you did not complete the following in class, please complete over the weekend:
        • Create Unit Three divider:  The Nature of Science (300)
        • Print Unit Three Learning Targets (301) and Unit Three Vocabulary List (302).  Due Wednesday.
        • Created Unit Three table of contents
      • Read and annotate or outline the The Scientific Practices:  An Introductory Reading. 
      • Complete Scientific Practices Introductory Reading Questions (304)
      • Make sure binder is organized and all corrections have been made for Unit Two.

    12Oct17
    • Collected Microscope Question and Answer Sheet (213)
    • Completed Unit Two Test: Microscopy and Lab Safety (214)
    • Created Unit Three divider:  The Nature of Science (300)
    • Discussed Unit Three Learning Targets (301) and Unit Three Vocabulary List (302) will be due Wednesday. 
    • Created Unit Three table of contents
    • Began reading/annotating/outlining The Scientific Practices:  An Introductory Reading (303)
    • No Quick Quiz Tuesday
    • Homework: 
      • If you did not complete the following in class, please complete over the weekend:
        • Create Unit Three divider:  The Nature of Science (300)
        • Print Unit Three Learning Targets (301) and Unit Three Vocabulary List (302).  Due Wednesday.
        • Created Unit Three table of contents
      • Read and annotate or outline the The Scientific Practices:  An Introductory Reading. 
      • Complete Scientific Practices Introductory Reading Questions (304)
      • Make sure binder is organized and all corrections have been made for Unit Two. 


    11Oct17
    • Returned graded work
    • Completed Microscope Lab (211)
    • Completed Microscope Observations Sheet (212).  Students who absent or taking the PSAT do not need to worry about completing the lab or the observation sheet. 
    • Practiced using the Stereoscopes.
    • Began working on the Microscope Lab Question and Answer Sheet (213)
    • Discussed expectations for the Unit Two Test tomorrow.  Unit Two Test will be over all Microscope and Lab Safety materials.  Students are encouraged to study any notes they took while viewing the Lab Safety Video, Microscope PowerPoint, Vocabulary Terms, History of the Microscope Homework, both Quick Quizzes over the microscope, the diagrams of the microscopes, the outline over Biologists' Tools as well as the related Quick Quiz, and the Microscope Question and Answer homework.  Students who were absent or taking the PSAT will still need to take the test tomorrow as no new information was presented today in class. 
    • Homework:
      • Complete Microscope Question and Answer Sheet
      • Study for Unit Two Test.  Students who were absent or taking the PSAT today will still need to take the test tomorrow as no new information was presented today in class.
      • Continue making corrections to graded work


    10Oct17
    • Began our Microscope Lab (211)
    • Began completing Microscope Observations (212)
    • Discussed Unit Two Test on Thursday
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Homework: 
      • Continue studying vocabulary, content and lab materials for Unit Two Test on Thursday. 
      • Continue making corrections to graded work. 


    9Oct17
    • Grades have been updated.  Any student who is missing or has a score lower than a 70% on the following entries will not be able to participate in lab (tomorrow or Wednesday) until a passing score is earned.  Students may come in before school tomorrow to retake an assessment or may sign up for voluntary tutoring.
      •  Lab Safety Contract
      • Lab Safety Quest
      • Quick Quiz:  Total Magnification
      • Quick Quiz:  Microscope Diagram
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Microscope Diagrams (210).  Students will need to correction label a diagram of a traditional compound light microscope.  Spelling counts. 
    • Finished discussing Microscope Notes (206).
    • Finished filling out Microscope Diagrams (207).
    • Updated Vocabulary List - we have covered the first 8 terms on our list.  Please disregard the last four terms - these will not be included on our Unit Test
    • Discussed Lab tomorrow. Students will have needed to submit their parent signed lab safety contract, as well as successfully completed the Lab Safety Quest, the Quick Quiz: Total Magnification and the Quick Quiz:  Microscope Diagram to participate in lab this week. 
    • Discussed Unit Two Test on Thursday.
    • Homework: 
      • Update and study flashcards for this unit
      • Review past flashcards from Unit One
      • Review all Microscopy notes for Unit Two Test on Thursday. 


    6Oct17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Total Magnification (208). 
    • Continued discussing Microscopy Notes (206).
    • Continued filling out Microscope Diagrams (207).
    • Updated Vocabulary list.  We have covered the first 8 terms. 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz on Monday.  Students will need to correction label a diagram of a traditional compound light microscope.  Spelling counts. 
    • Homework: 
      • Create and study flashcards for the four new terms discussed today in class.  Review all 8 terms. 
      • Study for Quick Quiz
      • Review parts of microscope learned today (207)
      • Begin studying the first 9 slides of the Microscopy notes - this will need to be mastered by Monday.  Students should know the names of the scientists (spelling counts), the approximate year associated with their work, and how they contributed to science; specifically microscope development. 


    5Oct17
    • Collected Unit One Reflections (142).
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Biologists' Tools and Technology Outline (205).  Quiz will be open outline and students may use completed resources to answer questions.
    • Began Microscopy notes (206)
    • Began filling in Microscope Diagrams (207).
    • Updated Vocabulary List (201)
    • Discussed Unit Two Test:  will be Thursday.
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will require students to explain, using words, how total magnification is calculated.  It will also required students to complete an example calculation of total magnification.
    • Homework: 
      • Create and study flashcards for the four terms discussed today in class.
      • Study for Quick Quiz
      • Review parts of microscope learned today (207)
      • Begin studying the first 9 slides of the Microscopy notes - this will need to be mastered by Monday.  Students should know the names of the scientists (spelling counts), the approximate year associated with their work, and how they contributed to science; specifically microscope development. 



    4Oct17
    • Returned graded work; including Unit One Test
    • Discussed making corrections to graded work
    • Began working on Unit One Reflection using Unit One Progress Report.  Both of these items are BIN 142.
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quiz will be open outline and students may use completed resources to answer questions. 
    • Homework:  
      • Complete Unit One Reflection using Unit One Progress Report (142).  Due tomorrow. 
      • Continue making corrections to graded work; Unit One Test corrections should be completed by Monday. 

    3Oct17
    • Collected Unit Two Learning Targets (201) and Unit Two Vocabulary List (202). 
    • Quick Quiz was rescheduled for tomorrow. 
    • Watched Lab Safety video.  Students were permitted to take notes while watching this video.  Any notes should be given the BIN of 7.
    • Completed the Lab Safety Quest (50 pts).  Students were permitted to use any notes they took while watching the video.  Students must earn a 90% or greater on the Quest to participate in lab. 
    • Returned graded work
    • Students were given time in class to update binder and begin making corrections to graded work. 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quiz will be open outline and students may use completed resources to answer questions. 
    • Homework: 
      • Continue making corrections to graded work
      • Update and organize binders
      • Review all vocabulary flashcards from Unit One. 


    2Oct17
    • Collected graded work
    • Began organizing binder for Unit Two:  Microscopy
    • Created Unit Two divider (200)
    • Created Unit Two table of contents.  Please see the Binder Table of Contents page on this website to create this for your binder. 
    • Began reading and outlining Biologist's Tools and Technology pages 19-23.  (204)
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quiz will be open outline and students may use completed resources to answer questions. 
    • Homework: 
      • Continue working on Problem Solving Pattern (203).  Due Tomorrow
      • Print out and hand in Unit Two Learning Targets (201).  Due Tomorrow
      • Print out and hand in Unit Two Vocabulary List (202).  Due Tomorrow 
      • Complete reading and outlining Biologist's Tools and Technology pages 19-23.  (204)


    29Sept17
    • Collected BIN 111
    • Returned graded work
    • Made corrections to prepare for Unit Two
    • Organized Binder to prepare for Unit Two
    • Updated flashcards
    • No Quick Quiz Monday
    • Homework: 
      • All corrections should be completed from returned Unit One work
      • All flashcards should be created for Unit One
      • Binders should be updated and organized.
      • Continue working on Problem Solving Pattern (203).  Due Tuesday
      • Print out and hand in Unit Two Learning Targets (201).  Due Tuesday.
      • Print out and hand in Unit Two Vocabulary List (202).  Due Tuesday. 


    28Sept17
    • Completed Unit One Test:  The Science of Biology (414).  The Unit One Test will be over all materials, content, and vocabulary discussed during Unit One.  There are four main chunks of material; Science of Biology PowerPoint, Characteristics of Life Outline (if you did a good job - if not you will need to use the PPT), Hierarchy of Life Study Guide (if you did a good job - if not you will need to use the PPT), and Phylogeny Outline (if you did a good job - if not you will need to use the PPT). 
    • Began working on Problem Solving Patterns (203).  Due Tuesday
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Homework:
      • Continue working on Problem Solving Patterns (203).  Due Tuesday. 


    27Sept17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Dichotomous Keys (140).  Quick Quiz will required students to use a dichotomous key to answer questions.  Students will need to know vocabulary terms from the vocabulary list to be able to understand and use the dichotomous key.
    • Reviewed correct answers to the Taxonomic Keys Kit (139) homework
    • Returned graded work
    • Independent/group test review
    • Reminded students that all Unit One flashcards are due tomorrow.  These will need to be submitted on the ring students were given at the beginning of the year.
    • Discussed Unit One Test tomorrow.  The Unit One Test will be over all materials, content, and vocabulary discussed during Unit One.  There are four main chunks of material; Science of Biology PowerPoint, Characteristics of Life Outline (if you did a good job - if not you will need to use the PPT), Hierarchy of Life Study Guide (if you did a good job - if not you will need to use the PPT), and Phylogeny Outline (if you did a good job - if not you will need to use the PPT). 
    • Homework: 
      • Study for Unit One Test
      • Remember to bring your flashcards to class tomorrow


    26Sept17
    • Collected Domain and Kingdom Homework (136).
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Domains and Kingdoms (137).  Quick Quiz will resemble the Domain and Kingdom homework and will required students to identify the Domain and Kingdom of an organism when given a description.
    • Completed Phylogeny notes (121).
    • Updated Vocabulary list (102).  Added terms #70-71.
    • Completed Hippo handout (138)
    • Began working on Taxonomic Keys Kit (139)
    • Reminder - Unit One Test is Thursday
    • Discussed Quick Quiz tomorrow.  Quick Quiz will required students to use a dichotomous key to answer questions.  Students will need to know vocabulary terms from the vocabulary list to be able to understand and use the dichotomous key.
    • Homework: 
      • Finish Phylogeny notes (121) outline (133)
      • Create last two flashcards; bring all flashcards to class tomorrow
      • Complete Taxonomic Keys Kit (139).  Due tomorrow
      • Study for Quick Quiz


    25Sept17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Taxonomy and Phylogeny (134). Students need to study slides #24-38 to prepare for the quiz.  There will be three questions over analogy and homology.  Students will need to list the three domain and list the kingdoms or groups that are found in each of these domains.  Students will need to label pictures with the name of the shapes of the prokaryotic organisms.  Students will need to list the three modes of prokaryotic movement. 
    • Continued Phylogeny Notes (121).  Discussed slides #31-47. 
    • Discussed Domain and Kingdom handout (135).
    • Reminder:  Unit One Test is Thursday
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will resemble the Domain and Kingdom homework and will required students to identify the Domain and Kingdom of an organism when given a description. 
    • Homework: 
      • Continue outlining Phylogeny notes (133).  Outline should be completed through slide #47
      • Complete Domain and Kingdom homework (136)
      • Study for Quick Quiz



    22Sept17
    • Finished working in Think Tanks and submitted POGIL:  Building a Cladogram (132).
    • Continued discussing Phylogeny Notes (121).  Discussed slides #1-38
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Students need to study slides #24-38 to prepare for the quiz.  There will be three questions over analogy and homology.  Students will need to list the three domain and provided the diagnostic characteristics of organisms found in these domain.  Students will also need to list the kingdoms or groups that are found in each of these domains.  Students will need to sketch and name the three possible shapes for prokaryotic organisms.  Students will need to list the three modes of prokaryotic movement. 
    • Reminder:  Unit One Test is next week
    • Homework: 
      • Continue outlining Phylogeny notes (133).  Outline should be completed through slide #38 by Monday
      • Review all flashcards
      • Update and organize binder
      • Study for Quick Quiz


    21Sept17
    • Worked in Think Tanks to complete POGIL:  Building a Cladogram (132).
    • Began outlining Phylogeny Notes (133)
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Reminder:  Unit One Test is Tuesday
    • Homework: 
      • Continue outlining Phylogeny notes (133).  Outline should be completed through slide #30 by tomorrow
      • Review all flashcards
      • Update and organize binder

    20Sept17
    • Discussed Quick Lab:  Classifying.  Worked in small seat groups to complete this.  Discussed results. 
    • Continued Phylogeny Notes (121).  Discussed slides #24-30
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102).  Added terms #67-69. 
    • Returned graded work.
    • Updated binders, made corrections to graded work, updated and studied vocabulary flashcards, and reviewed for Unit One Test on Tuesday.
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Unit One Test Tuesday
    • Homework: 
      • Review all flashcards
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue making corrections to graded work.
      • Review of Phylogeny notes


    19sept17
    • Discussed Taxonomy Infographic assignment and first day of POGIL work in Think Tanks.
    • Continued working in Think Tanks on POGIL:  Biological Classification (131)
    • Collected one POGIL per group for grade.
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Discussed Unit One Test coming soon -either Friday of this week or early part of next week. 
    • Homework: 
      • Review all flashcards
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue making corrections to graded work.
      • Review slides #1-12 of Phylogeny notes
     
    18Sept17
    • Collected 17.1 The Linnaean System of Classification Study Guide Worksheet (129) and 17.2 Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (130)
    • Reviewed expectations and instructions for POGIL/Think Tank group work.
    • Began working on POGIL:  Biological Classification (131) in Think Tanks. 
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow, however, the Unit One Test is less than a week away! 
    • Homework: 
      • Review all flashcards
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue making corrections to graded work.
      • Review Hierarchy of Life notes


    15Sept17
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Completed Interpreting Graphics: Taxonomy (128).   . 
  • Began working  on 17.1 The Linnaean System of Classification Study Guide Worksheet (129) and 17.2 Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (130). 
  • No Quick Quiz Monday
  • Homework: 
  • Complete 17.1 The Linnaean System of Classification Study Guide Worksheet (129) and 17.2 Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (130) if not completed in class.
  • Review all flashcards
  • Update and organize binder
  • Continue making corrections to graded work.

    14Sept17
    • Collected OPTIONAL Extra Assignment:  A Beetle by Any Other Name (122).
    • Completed Unit One: Vocabulary Quest (127).
    • Continued making corrections to graded work, updating binders, and reviewing past material. 
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Homework: 
      • Review all vocabulary terms - focus on terms you feel you may have missed today on the Vocabulary Quest.
      • Review all Science of Biology notes
      • Continue making corrections to graded work and updating your binder. 


    13Sept17
    • Collected Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships Outline (125)
    • Completed Unit One Binder Assess (126)
    • Continued discussing Phylogeny Notes (121).  Discussed slides #13-24.
    • Updated Vocabulary List.  Added terms #62-66
    • Reminder Extra Assignment:  A Beetle by Any Other Name (122).  Due Tomorrow.  Links are available on the assignment handout and on the electronic version available on the Unit One page of this website. 
    • Discussed Vocabulary Quest tomorrow.  Quest will be over all terms discussed so far.  Terms #1-66.
    • Homework
      • Create and study vocabulary terms #62-66
      • Study all Unit One Vocabulary Terms discussed so far to prepare for Vocabulary Quest tomorrow
      • Optional -  Extra Assignment due tomorrow

    12Sept17
    • Discussed homework expectations - outlines due Thursday
    • Discussed Vocabulary terms and Vocabulary Quest (50 points) on Thursday
    • Reminded students to maintain binder organization on a daily basis and continue making corrections to graded work.
    • Answered any questions on the optional Extra Assignment due Thursday.
    • Completed personality assessment and used the data to develop strong Think Tanks that will serve as our small groups for group work, POGILs, and labs this year. 
    • Began  working in Think Tanks to understand and decide on Team Member roles and team expectations.
    • Discussed Think Tank and POGIL expectations (12)
    • Brainstormed on how to make Think Tanks successful, productive, and efficient; how to avoid point reductions, and how to earn PBIS Reward points as a group! 
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow - but it is highly suggested that you organize your binder!!!
    • Homework:
      • Continue reading and outlining Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (125)  Due tomorrow
      • Continue studying One Vocabulary Terms to prepare for Vocabulary Quest Thursday
      • Optional - continue working on Extra Assignment, due Thursday


    11Sept17
    • Collected Classification Homework (123)
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Taxa of Life (124).  Students will need to list, in order from most general to most specific, with correct spelling, the 8 taxa of life.  Students will also need to explain, in paragraph form, the correct way to write a scientific name using binomial nomenclature.  Finally, when given a scientific name written incorrectly, students will need to apply the binomial nomenclature rules to correctly rewrite the name.
    • Answered any questions regarding Extra Assignment due Thursday.
    • Began reading and outlining Section 17.2:  Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships.  Due Wednesday (125)
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow, but Vocabulary Quest will be this week.
    • Homework: 
      • Continue reading and outlining Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (125)  Due Wednesday
      • Continue studying One Vocabulary Terms to prepare for Vocabulary Quest this week
      • Optional - continue working on Extra Assignment, due Thursday


    8Sept17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Hierarchy of Life (120).  Students will need to list, in order and with correct spelling, the 14 levels of the Hierarchy of Life. 
    • Began discussing Phylogeny Notes (121).  Discussed slides #1-12.
    • Updated Vocabulary List.  Added terms #54-61
    • Discussed Extra Assignment:  A Beetle by Any Other Name (122).  Due Thursday.  Links are available on the assignment handout and on the electronic version available on the Unit One page of this website. 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Students will need to list, in order from most general to most specific, with correct spelling, the 8 taxa of life.  Students will also need to explain, in paragraph form, the correct way to write a scientific name using binomial nomenclature.  Finally, when given a scientific name written incorrectly, students will need to apply the binomial nomenclature rules to correctly rewrite the name. 
    • Discussed Vocabulary Quest will be next week.
    • Homework
      • Create and study vocabulary terms #54-61
      • Study all Unit One Vocabulary Terms to prepare for Vocabulary Quest next week
      • Complete Classification Worksheet (123)  Due Monday
      • Study for Quick Quiz
      • Optional - begin working on Extra Assignment, bring any questions to class on Monday


    7Sept17
    • Discussed Hierarchy of Life Notes (118)
    • Began working on Hierarchy of Life Study Guide (119)
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102).  Added terms #36-53.
    • Discussed Quick Quiz tomorrow.  Students will need to list, in order and with correct spelling, the 14 levels of the Hierarchy of Life. 
    • Homework: 
      • Complete Hierarchy of Life Study Guide (119)
      • Create and study flashcards for today's terms (#36-53).
      • Review all 53 flashcards. 
      • Study for Quick Quiz

    6Sept17
    • Discussed any issues or concerns with last nights homework.
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Biotic and Abiotic Factors Outline (117). 
      Quick Quiz will be open outline over the Biotic and Abiotic reading and outline.
    • Discussed the procedures for submitting late, absent, and make-up work. 
      • All work (including assessments) must be completed by extended deadline - posted on home page of this website.
      • All work should be turned into red box, not homework box.
      • Late work must have a Late Assignment Pass attached for credit.  Feedback will be provided regardless of use of late pass. 
      • Absent work does not need a Late Assignment Pass - just turn into red box. 
    • Discussed Extended Deadlines - can be found on home page of this website and described in syllabus. 
    • Discussed Voluntary In School Tutoring versus After School Tutoring with Mrs. Averett
      • Voluntary In School Tutoring occurs during JAM.
      • Available for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. 
      • Available for freshman on Mondays and Thursdays. 
      • Students must sign up through the online form.  This form can be found on the Cooper Home Page.  There is a link on Mrs. Averett's homepage on this website also.  Students should select "science". 
      • Once a student signs up they do not report to JAM the day of tutoring, the report directly to Mrs. Lainhart in Room 304.  Students will be marked absent/skipping if they do not attend.  
      • Mrs. Lainhart will have the make up work in room 304. 
    • Discussed expectation of making corrections to graded work.  Instructions on how to make corrections are provided on this website and on the back of BIN 4:  Instructions for Course work. 
      • Corrections are to be made in a timely fashion to ALL graded work.  Corrections should be made in order of assigned date (oldest first, then moving towards more recent work). 
      • Corrected work should be kept in binder, according to BIN, until instructed to turn them in.
      • Corrections do not change the original grade. 
      • Corrections do count as an additional homework grade. 
      • All students must make all corrections to graded work regardless of the original grade.  Even if you only missed half a point you must make corrections.l 
      • Students who earned a 100% will also need to resubmit the assignment when collected for a corrections grade.  In this case, since the student already had all correct answers, they will simply receive a perfect corrections grade.  However, THEY MUST TURN IN THE GRADED WORK when it is collected.  Otherwise they will earn a zero for their corrections grade. 
    • Returned graded work and began making corrections. 
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Homework: 
      • Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-35
      • Continue making corrections; corrections should be made to the first three pieces of graded work in binder tonight.  Students should continue making corrections on a nightly basis until all graded work is corrected. 


    5Sept17
    • Collected Characteristics of Life Outline (114). 
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Match the Characteristics (115).  Quick Quiz will be over all of the Characteristics of Life notes.  It is recommended that students complete the homework assignment of finishing their Characteristics of Life Outline (114) first, and then use the resource to study for the Quick Quiz.  It is also recommended that students use their flashcards to prepare for this Quick Quiz.
    • Completed Fall CERT Test.  This grade is for tracking growth only.  We will be taking this assessment two more times this year.  Ultimately, the grade earned will reflect student growth. 
    • Began reading and outlining Biotic and Abiotic Factors (116). 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be open outline over the Biotic and Abiotic reading and outline.
    • Homework: 
      • Complete Biotic and Abiotic Factors Outline (116).  The reading for this assignment can be found on the Unit One page of this website.  Due tomorrow. 
      • Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-35
      • Study/Review outline for Quick Quiz


    1Sept17
    • Continued discussing Outlining Instructions (11).
    • Continued working on Characteristics of Life Outline (114). Completed the Main Idea of "Cells" in class and continued working on "Reproduction" and "DNA" individually.
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over all of the Characteristics of Life notes.  It is recommended that students complete the homework assignment of finishing their Characteristics of Life Outline (114) first, and then use the resource to study for the Quick Quiz.  It is also recommended that students use their flashcards to prepare for this Quick Quiz.
    • Homework. 
      • Complete Characteristics of Life Outline (114).
      • Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-35
      • Study for Quick Quiz


    31Aug17
    • Collected Homework:   Characteristics of Life Concept Web (113) - this assignment was homework - it is mislabeled as a quiz.  It is not a quiz. 
    • Continued Characteristics of Life notes (108). Discussed slides 34-39.
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102)  Add the terms:  evolution and adaptation. Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
    • Discussed Outlining skills and how developing this skill can help you in all classes
    • Discussed Outlining Instructions and Rubric (11)
    • Began creating Characteristics of Life Outline (114)
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework:
      • Review all Science of Biology (103) notes slides #1-11 and Characteristics of Life notes (108) slides #1-33.
      • Study new notes from today - Characteristics of Life slides #34-39
      • Create flashcards for new terms discussed today;   evolution and adaptation.  Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
      • Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-34, create and study flashcards for new vocabulary terms #34-35.


    30Aug17

    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Characteristics of Life Vocabulary (112). Quick Quiz will be over our first 31 vocabulary terms.  Students will need to correctly spell and define these terms.  Students should create and study their flashcards.  Students can find these terms on their Vocabulary List (102) which should be in their binder (which they should be bringing home every night)!  This list is also available on this website on the Unit One page.  Students should use the PowerPoint notes to develop complete and accurate definitions. 
    • Continued Characteristics of Life notes (108). Discussed slides 30-33. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102)  Add the terms:  stimulus and homeostasis. Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
    • No Quick Quiz
    • Homework:
      • Review all Science of Biology (103) notes slides #1-11 and Characteristics of Life notes (108) slides #1-29.
      • Study new notes from today - Characteristics of Life slides #30-33
      • Create flashcards for new terms discussed today;   stimulus and homeostasis.  Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
        Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-31, and study flashcards for new vocabulary terms.
      • Complete Characteristics of Life Concept Web - this assignment is homework - it is misslabeled as a quiz.  It is not a quiz.  Students should use notes to complete this assignment. 


    29Aug17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Characteristics of Life (111). Quick Quiz will ask students to list, with correct spelling, the five characteristics we have discussed in detail in class so far (the first five covered in the PowerPoint).  Students should also review all vocabulary terms to be prepared for this quiz.
    • Continued Characteristics of Life notes (108). Finished discussing the fifth characteristic of life; All living things obtain and use materials and energy.  Slides 19-29. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102)  Add the terms:  producers, autotrophs, consumers, heterotrophs, photoautotrophs, chemoautotrophs, consumers, heterotrophs, and metabolism. Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
    • Discussed Quick Quiz. 
      • Quick Quiz will be over our first 31 vocabulary terms.  Students will need to correctly spell and define these terms.  Students should create and study their flashcards.  Students can find these terms on their Vocabulary List (102) which should be in their binder (which they should be bringing home every night)!  This list is also available on this website on the Unit One page.  Students should use the PowerPoint notes to develop complete and accurate definitions. 
    •  Homework:
      • Review all Science of Biology (103) notes slides #1-11 and Characteristics of Life notes (108) discussed so far.
      • Study new notes from today - Characteristics of Life board notes. 
      • Create flashcards for new terms discussed today;   energy, synthesis, photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, cellular respiration and adenosine triphosphate.  Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
        Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-18, and study flashcards for new vocabulary terms.
      • Study for Quick Quiz.

    28Aug17

    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Match the Vocabulary.  (110)  Quick Quiz will be over our first 18 vocabulary terms.  Students will need to correctly spell and define these terms.  Students should create and study their flashcards.  Students can find these terms on their Vocabulary List (102) which should be in their binder (which they should be bringing home every night)!  This list is also available on this website on the Unit One page.  Students should use the PowerPoint notes to develop complete and accurate definition
    • Continued Characteristics of Life notes (108). Began discussing the fifth characteristic of life; All living things obtain and use materials and energy.
      • Board notes were used to present this information (see attached – these can also be BIN 108)
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102)  Add the terms:  energy, synthesis, photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, cellular respiration and adenosine triphosphate.  Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  
      • Quick Quiz will ask students to list, with correct spelling, the five characteristics we have discussed in detail in class so far (the first five covered in the PowerPoint).  Students should also review all vocabulary terms to be prepared for this quiz. 
    •  Homework:
      • Review all Science of Biology (103) notes slides #1-11 and Characteristics of Life notes (108) discussed so far.
      • Study new notes from today - Characteristics of Life board notes. 
      • Create flashcards for new terms discussed today;   energy, synthesis, photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, cellular respiration and adenosine triphosphate.  Students should use their PowerPoint notes to develop an accurate and complete definition
        Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-18, and study flashcards for new vocabulary terms.
      • Study for Quick Quiz.

    25Aug17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Flashcards (108).  Quick Quiz was over our first 10 vocabulary terms.  Students needed to correctly spell and define these terms.  Terms can be found on your copy of the Unit One Vocabulary list (102) as well as the Unit One page on this website. 
    • Continued Characteristics of Life notes (108).  Discussed slides #13-19. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102)  Added the terms:  reproduction, asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, deoxyribonucleic acid, heredity, gene, growth, and development .  Students should us their PowerPoint notes to develop a "good" definition
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over our first 18 vocabulary terms.  Students will need to correctly spell and define these terms.  Students should create and study their flashcards.  Students can find these terms on their Vocabulary List (102) which should be in their binder (which they should be bringing home every night)!  This list is also available on this website on the Unit One page.  Students should use the PowerPoint notes to develop complete and accurate definitions. 
    • Homework:
      • Review all Science of Biology (103) notes slides #1-11 and Characteristics of Life notes (108) slides #1-12
      • Study new notes from today - Characteristics of Life notes slides #13-19. 
      • Create flashcards for vocabulary terms #11-18. 
      • Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-10, and study flashcards for vocabulary terms #10-18. 
      • Study for Quick Quiz.

    24Aug17
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Vocabulary Terms (107).  Quick Quiz was over our first 5 vocabulary terms.  Students needed to correctly spell and define these terms.  Terms included Science, Biology, Basic Science, Applied Science, and Ethics.
    • Began Characteristics of Life notes (108).  Discussed slides #1-12. 
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102)  Added the five terms:  cells, unicellular, multicellular, prokaryotic, and eukaryotic.   
    • Discussed using PowerPoint notes to develop a "good" definition
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over our first 10 vocabulary terms.  Students will need to correctly spell and define these terms.  Students should create and study their flashcards.  Students can find these terms on their Vocabulary List (102) which should be in their binder (which they should be bringing home every night)!  This list is also available on this website on the Unit One page. 
    • Homework:
      • Review all Science of Biology notes slides #1-11.
      • Study new notes from today - Characteristics of Life notes slides #1-12. 
      • Create flashcards for vocabulary terms #6-10. 
      • Review flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-5, and study flashcards for vocabulary terms #6-10. 
      • Study for Quick Quiz.


    23Aug17
    • Collected Branches of Biology HW (104).
    • Completed Quick Quiz:  Branches of Biology (106).  Quick Quiz will be over the Branches of Biology homework assigned Monday night and due today.  Students needed to define biology as well as three branches of biology from a list of 12. 
    • Discussed Extra Assignment:  Branches of Biology (104).  Please see handout including rubric.  This assignment is optional.  Due Monday.
    • Updated Vocabulary List (102)  Reviewed the five terms we discussed in class on Monday.  Science, Biology, Basic Science, Applied Science and Ethics. 
    • Discussed Vocabulary Focus handout (10)
    • Discussed how to develop a "good" definition
    • Created flashcards for our first 5 vocabulary terms
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over our first 5 vocabulary terms.  Students will need to correctly spell and define these terms.  Terms include Science, Biology, Basic Science, Applied Science, and Ethics.
    • Homework:
      • Review all Science of Biology notes slides #1-11.  
      • Create flashcards for vocabulary terms #1-5, if not completed in class. 
      • Study for Quick Quiz. 


    22Aug17
    • Collected Unit One Learning Targets (101) and Unit One Vocabulary List (102). 
    • Discussed any questions regarding expectations and procedures.
    • Class Meetings - students attended by grade level.
    • Brain Stretch exercises.  Students were provided different critical thinking exercises.  Class discussed the importance of not giving up (grit) even when material was frustrating and success seemed out of reach! 
    • Discussed Quick Quiz.  Quick Quiz will be over the Branches of Biology homework assigned last night and due tomorrow. 
    • Homework: 
      • Review all notes discussed yesterday; Science of Biology notes slides #1-11.  This material should be mastered by Wednesday of this week. 
      • Study vocabulary terms #1-5.  Students should be able to explain, define and spell these terms by Wednesday of this week.
      • Complete Branches of Biology Homework (104)  Due Wednesday
      • Study for Quick Quiz


    21Aug17
    • Collected any missing. late or absent work. 
    • Reviewed Binder expectations
    • Reviewed website and the exceptions for using the website nightly.
    •  Began Unit One:  The Science of Biology
    • Created Unit One Table of Contents
    • Created Unit One divider (100)
    • Discussed Science of Biology notes (103)
    • Discussed Branches of Biology homework (104)
    • Homework: 
      • Print out the Unit One Learning Targets (101).  This list can be found on the Unit One page on this website.  This due Tuesday - which will give you time to use the printers in the library at school if you don't have a printer at home.
      • Print out Unit One Vocabulary List (102).  This can be found on the Unit One page on this website.  This due Tuesday - which will give you time to use the printers in the library at school if you don't have a printer at home. 
      • Review all notes discussed today; Science of Biology notes slides #1-11.  This material should be mastered by Wednesday of this week. 
      • Study vocabulary terms #1-5.  Students should be able to explain, define and spell these terms by Wednesday of this week. 
      • Complete Branches of Biology Homework (104)  Due Wednesday



    18Aug17
    • Collected Parent signed copy of Flinn Safety Contract.
    • Completed Pop Quiz:  Homework Check.  This quiz was over the homework explained in the August 17th homework section. 
    • Finished discussing syllabus. 
    • Binder Organization Lesson
    • Reviewed Binder Organization PowerPoint (8)
    • Discussed Binder Rubric
    • Set up binders with all general course materials handouts
    • Created Table of Contents for binders
    • Discussed and viewed website resources that need to be checked nightly. 
    • No Quick Quiz Monday
    • Homework: 
      • Print out the Unit One Learning Targets (101).  This list can be found on the Unit One page on this website.  This due Tuesday - which will give you time to use the printers in the library at school if you don't have a printer at home.
      • Print out Unit One Vocabulary List (102).  This can be found on the Unit One page on this website.  This due Tuesday - which will give you time to use the printers in the library at school if you don't have a printer at home. 


    17Aug17
    • Collected Parent Signed Syllabus Receipt Form and Student Questionnaire
    • Discussed Solar Eclipse field trip opportunity on Monday.  Permission slips and $5 are due tomorrow.  First 45 students to submit will be granted permission.
    • Continued discussing Syllabus
    • Discussed Grading for Laboratory and Flinn Safety Contracts X2
    • Discussed Instructions for Coursework
    • Discussed Hall Passes
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Homework: 
      • Return signed copy of Flinn Safety Contract
      • Bring 3", 3 ring binder to class tomorrow
      • Using this website:
        • Find the Binder Table of Contents on this website and use it to create a Table of Contents for your binder.  This should be created on a sheet of notebook paper. The Table of Contents that you create for class tomorrow should only include the Introductory Materials.  Do not add anything past that point.  Keep this piece of notebook paper in your class binder.  
        • Create a 2 column table on the back of your student copy of the class syllabus.  In the left hand column record the Extended Deadline for all work assigned between August 16 through September 1.  This information can be found on the Home page of this website. 
        • In the right hand column of the table created on the back of your copy of the syllabus record the first two tutoring dates for the month of August.   This information can be found on the Home page of this website. 
        • Using the Unit One page found in this website, list the first five vocabulary terms we will learn. 
      • Optional - return signed permission slip with $5 fee for Solar Eclipse field trip.  Remember, only the first 45 students will be permitted to participate - bring me your materials before school starts for the best chance of making the list! 


    16Aug17

    • Introductions and welcome to class.
    • Technology Survey completed and returned.   
    • Began discussing Syllabus (1).
    • Signed and submitted Student Syllabus Receipt Form
    • Discussed Parent Copy of Syllabus
    • Discussed Parent Syllabus Receipt Form. 
    • Discussed class materials.  See syllabus for a complete list. 
    • Discussed need to keep items in a safe location until a 3 ring, 3 inch binder can be purchased.
    • Discussed Late Assignment Passes (2).
    • Discussed and understood expectations and need to make informed decisions. 
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow
    • Homework: 
      • Complete Student Questionnaire.  Due tomorrow
      • Have parents complete Parent Syllabus Receipt Form. 
      • 3 inch, 3 ring binder due Friday

    Did I Miss Anything?

    Nothing. When we realized you weren’t here
    we sat with our hands folded on our desks
    in silence, for the full two hours

         Everything. I gave an exam worth
         40 percent of the grade for this term
         and assigned some reading due today
         on which I’m about to hand out a quiz
         worth 50 percent

    Nothing. None of the content of this course
    has value or meaning
    Take as many days off as you like:
    any activities we undertake as a class
    I assure you will not matter either to you or me
    and are without purpose

         Everything. A few minutes after we began last time
         to attain divine wisdom in this life and
         the hereafter
         This is the last time the class will meet
         before we disperse to bring the good news to all people
              on earth.

    Nothing. When you are not present
    how could something significant occur?

         Everything. Contained in this classroom
         is a microcosm of human experience
         assembled for you to query and examine and ponder
         This is not the only place such an opportunity has been
              gathered

         but it was one place

         And you weren’t here

                                                                           - Tom Wayman

    18Sept17
    • Collected 17.1 The Linnaean System of Classification Study Guide Worksheet (129) and 17.2 Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (130
    • Reviewed expectations and instructions for POGIL/Think Tank group work.
    • Began working on POGIL:  Biological Classification (130) in Think Tanks. 
    • No Quick Quiz tomorrow, however, the Unit One Test is less than a week away! 
    • Homework: 
      • Review all flashcards
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue making corrections to graded work.
      • Review Hierarchy of Life notes


    15Sept17
    • Substitute Teacher
    • Completed Interpreting Graphics: Taxonomy (128).   . 
    • Began working  on 17.1 The Linnaean System of Classification Study Guide Worksheet (129) and 17.2 Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (130). 
    • No Quick Quiz Monday
    • Homework: 
      • Complete 17.1 The Linnaean System of Classification Study Guide Worksheet (129) and 17.2 Classification Based on Evolutionary Relationships (130) if not completed in class.
      • Review all flashcards
      • Update and organize binder
      • Continue making corrections to graded work.