Science Times

By: Mr. Kottkey (Issue #17)

Announcements

Remember, I will take any missing work/make-up work/ or corrections up through January 22.


Last week in science, we finished the mitosis unit (INB pages 54-59.) Tuesday we will take a look at this process through the microscopes. Then on Wednesday we will have our last summative grade of the quarter with the mitosis quiz. (Make sure you know all the stages and what is going on in each stage)


The last part of the week we will dive into Meiosis, which is the division of sex cell (The egg and the sperm.) This is simply how those cells divide and how it differs from Mitosis.

AGAIN....If the kids use their class time wisely this week, there should not be much homework. I would appreciate it if parents would take a look through and discuss the last 10-15 pages (up through pg 59) of their INBs with their kids. .


Reminder: the planner, text book pages, instructional videos, handouts, and copies of the notes can also be found on my website.


How to study:

1. Teach someone else the concepts

2. Go through the textbook paragraph by paragraph with sticky notes

3. Look at the questions in the text book (at the end of each section and chapter)

4. Repetition of your Cornell notes

5. Re-watch the instructional videos

6. Explore more videos that pertain to the concepts

7. Make a practice test for study-buddy

8. Flash Cards

9. Create Mnemonic devices

10. Ask questions!

Week at a Glance 1/19 - 1/22 (Subject to change and probably will...Check the website for changes)

Tuesday

IN CLASS:
  • Planner/warm-up
  • Mitosis Microscope lab .....................................................................INB Page 60
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

  • Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!
  • Last day to turn in missing work/ makeup work/corrections is January 22!!

Wednesday

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/warm-up
  • Mitosis quiz.......................................................................................INB Page 61
  • Start Meiosis Notes..........................................................................INB page 63
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

  • Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!
  • Last day to turn in missing work/ makeup work/corrections is January 22!!

Thursday

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/warm-up
  • Continue Meiosis notes +questions.................. ...........................INB page 63
  • Start Meiosis One pager.................................................................INB page 62
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

  • Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!
  • Last day to turn in missing work/ makeup work/corrections is January 22!!

Friday

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/warm-up
  • Meiosis notes + summary.................. ............................................INB page 63
  • Finish Meiosis one pager.................................................................INB page 62
  • Start Meiosis Foldable......................................................................INB page 64-65
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

  • Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!
  • Last day to turn in missing work/ makeup work/corrections

Student of the Week: Vivian S.

Vivian has done a great job in class this quarter asking questions when she needs clarification. I wanted to specifically recognize this skill because I think it is one of the most valuable ones for students especially in math and science classes where things tend to get challenging. She is also someone who is able to work hard independently even when there is a lot to do. She uses her class time well and can work with anyone in a group or on table project. She never seems to have anything but a smile on her face and a great attitude. Keep up the good work, Vivian!

Quiz Your KID!!

  • Go through the INB and talk about the work they have completed up through INB pages 59. Have your child teach you the definitions and give examples:

  • MITOSIS UNIT

    Chromosomes

    Spindle fibers

    Chromatin

    Centrioles

    Centromeres

    Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, Cytokinesis


    MEIOSIS UNIT

    Diploid

    Haploid

    Zygote

    Fertilization

    meiosis

    egg

    sperm

    homologous

    gamete

    somanitc