Science Times

By: Mr. Kottkey (Issue #21)

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STUDENT OF THE WEEK: 6th period wins the overall highest average GPA for 2nd quarter! Over 80%!!

Annoucements

"Nothing changes if nothing changes"


3RD QUARTER GRADES

Grade #1 INB page 61: Notes, Questions, Summary, Repetition............ 4 pts.

Grade #2 INB page 60: Meiosis one pager...............................................10 pts.

Grade #3 INB page 62-63 Meiosis drawing..............................................12 pts.

Grade #4 Summative Meiosis quiz............................................................13 pts.

Grade #5 INB page 64 DNA 1 pager..........................................................10 pts

Grade #6 INB page 65 DNA notes................................................................4 pts

Grade #7 INB page 66 DNA Replication drawing.....................................10 pts

Grade #8 INB Page 67 DNA Replication notes............................................4 pts



Last week in science it was on to DNA and DNA replication. We started with some notes and awesome discussions. We took a look at how DNA replicates and created a model of DNA with some licorice and marshmallows! Mrs. Kottkey was the guest teacher on Friday and she talked about the meaning of GRIT and why it is so important in life. Everyone gave examples of how they show grit (bravery and resolve) and as a class, we read a story of a student from Washington State who dropped out of high school, but at 29 years old overcame many obstacles and was accepted into the medical program at the University of Washington! It took GRIT and having a GOAL for him to find his way. We will be talking more about GRIT and DETERMINATION this quarter in science class.


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 6-7 pages (up through pg 69) 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!

DNA Licorice LAb

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Week at a Glance 2/16 - 2/19 (Subject to change and probably will...Check the website for changes)

Monday

IN CLASS:
  • NO SCHOOL!!!


HW/Reminders:

  • DNA quiz Wednesday (2/17/2016)
  • Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!

Tuesday

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/warm-up/Goals
  • DNA replication notes (questions)........INB page 67
  • Review for DNA quiz (Nearpod)
  • Exit Ticket

HW/Reminders:

  • STUDY!
  • Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!

Wednesday

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/warm-up
  • DNA replication notes (summary)..........................................INB page 67
  • DNA QUIZ
  • Start notes (NOTES ONLY) genes and mutations (video)......INB page 71
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

  • Start notes (NOTES ONLY) genes and mutations (video)......INB page 71
  • Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!

Thursday

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/ warm-ups/ goals
  • Cont. c-notes (repetition) genes and mutations.......INB page 71
  • Genes/ mutations pop ups.........................................INB page 70
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

  • Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!

Friday

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/warm-up
  • c-notes (questions) genes and mutations............INB page 71
  • finish genes/ mutations pop up.............................INB page 70
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

  • Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!

Quiz Your KID!!

  • Go through the INB and talk about the work they have completed up through INB pages 65. Have your child teach you the definitions and give examples:


  • MEIOSIS UNIT

    Diploid

    Haploid

    Zygote

    Fertilization

    meiosis

    egg

    sperm

    homologous

    gamete

    somanitc


    DNA UNIT

    DNA

    Nitrogen bases

    Adenine-thymine

    cytosine-guanine

    double helix

    How DNA replicates (3 steps)

    Enzyme

    Helicase