Science Times

By: Mr. Kottkey (Issue #13)

Announcements..... Midterms December 11!!

If you're out and about and want to help out Mr. Kottkey's class, we could use tissue paper, copy paper, and scotch tape. These are items that we use every day...any donations of these items would be greatly appreciated!


All airplane labs and airplane lab corrections are finished! Check out Parent/student vue to see the scores. I will still accept corrections because this is one of the most impactful assignments of the quarter; many kids have not yet turned in the lab. Many of the kids did an awesome job following directions and turning some extraordinary work. And....some still have a bit of fixing up to do. I'm available before and after school to help out; unfortunately, I've only had a handful of students take me up on this opportunity. There is an activity bus that can take kids home as long as you let us know your son or daughter will be staying after school.


Last week in science, we Started cells. The kids turned in their INBs Friday. I'm correcting Pages 40-45.....58 points! Next week we'll dive a little deeper into cells, We will be learning the cell parts and how plant/animal cells are different. This week's INB pages that will be completed are Pages 47-50.


The Cell unit is a difficult unit for some students because of the vocabulary terms and some of the concepts presented throughout the unit. My suggestion is for the kids to study for 10 to 15 minutes every night. If they come home saying they don't have homework, they can always do a little studying for Science. The terms and concepts for this week can be found at the bottom of this page. And for the folks that need some study tips, I've created a list of some possible activities to help them learn the material below...


Cell Test December 18th!!


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!

Student of the Week............ Aurora S.

Aurora is a great example of an well-rounded student. Her behavior in class is that of a mature, young adult. She always is on top of her studies. No matter what the topic, Aurora is enthusiastic to learn new material. She has the ability to take the science content to higher a level and takes the on the challenge opportunities. She is another student who not only asks questions when she needs help, but her questions show a higher level of thinking. Her positive attitude EVERY DAY and hard work sets a great example for other students!

Week at a Glance 12/7 - 12/11 (Subject to change and probably will...Check website for changes)

Monday

IN CLASS:

Planner/warm-up/table of contents.

Cont. cell Cover Page................................................................................................INB Page 42-43

Bill Nye "cells" + Handout....................................................................................................Handout

Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

Instructional Video - C- notes (Titled “Introduction to Cell Parts”) Notes Only........INB Page 47

(Text book pages 45-55)

Tuesday

IN CLASS:

Planner/warm-up

Cont. cell Cover Page................................................................................................INB Page 42-43

C- notes (Titled “Introduction to Cells”) Questions....................................................INB Page 47

Introduction to cells practice handout.........................................................................INB Page 46

Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

Finish: Introduction to cells practice............................................................................INB Page 46

Wednesday

IN CLASS:

Planner/warm-up

Cont. cell Cover Page...................................................................................................INB Pg. 42-43

C- notes (Titled “Introduction to Cells”) Summary........................................................INB Pg. 47

Instructional Video C- notes (“Plants vs Animal Cells & Cell Organization”) Notes...INB Pg. 49

Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

Finish: C- notes (Titled “Plants vs Animal Cells & Cell Organization”) Just Notes....INB Page 49

Thursday

IN CLASS:

Planner/warm-up

Cont. cell Cover Page................................................................................................INB Page 42-43

C- notes (Titled “Introduction to Cells”) Repetition.....................................................INB Page 47

C- notes (Titled “Plants vs Animal Cells & Cell Organization”) questions................INB Page 49

Plant vs. animal cell one pager.....................................................................................INB Page 49

Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

Finish: Plant vs animal cell one pager..........................................................................INB Page 49

Friday

IN CLASS:

Planner/warm-up

Cont. cell Cover Page................................................................................................INB Page 42-43

C- notes (Titled “Plants vs Animal Cells & Cell Organization”) Summary/Repetition....INB 49

Start cell Flip Book..........................................................................................................INB page 50

INBs Due!!

Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

Missing/make-up work is always Homework!!

Quiz Your KID!!

  • Go through the INB and talk about the work they have completed INB pages 104-123. Have your child teach you the definitions and give examples:
  • Characteristics of life
  • Prokaryotic cells
  • Eukaryotic cells
  • cell theory
  • Cell Parts: Cell membrane, Chloroplast, Chromatin/DNA, Cytoplasm, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi Bodies, Lysosomes, Mitochondria, Nucleolus, Nucleus, Ribosomes, Vacuoles
  • The difference between Plant and Animal cells