Science Times

By: Mr. Kottkey (Issue #27)

Announcements...End of 3rd Quarter this week!!

"Nothing changes if nothing changes"


This week, we will continue a the unit covering Natural Selection and Adaptations. In this unit, we will explore how organisms change over time and we will be examining evidence that will encourage us to hypothesize about adaptations as a result of an organism's environment.


*Genetics test retakes are this week. Corrections to the previous test are the key to retaking it.


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 84) of their INBs with their kids. Again, students can make up or redo anything in my class for a better score!


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

3RD QUARTER GRADES

(Copies can be found on my website)

INB page 61: Meiosis Notes

INB page 60: Meiosis one pager

INB page 62-63 Meiosis drawing

Summative Meiosis quiz

INB page 64 DNA 1 pager

INB page 65 DNA notes

Summative DNA quiz

INB page 66 DNA Replication 1 pager

INB page 67 DNA Replication Notes

INB page 68-69 Licorice lab

INB page 70 Genes and mutations foldable

INB page 71 Genes and mutation Notes

MIDTERM GRADES

INB page 72 C-notes Protein Production practice

INB page 73 C-notes Protein Production

INB page 74 tracing your traits handout

INB page 75 C-notes genetics part 1

INB Page 76 Bioglyphs handout

INB page 77 C-notes genetics part 2

INB page 78-79 Genetics vocabulary activity

INB page 80 Genetics 1-pager

INB page 81 Punnett squares c-notes

INB page 82 Paper Pets ws

INB page 83 Guinea pig ws

INB page 84 Sponge Bob genetics

Alien Project

DNA/genetics test

INB page 85 Blank

INB page 86$ fossil stories

Inb page 87 Adaptation notes

INB page 88 Homologous/embryology handout

STUDY TIPS

How to study:

1. Explore the topic in more depth based on what you wonder about in class (your level three Costa questions.)

2. Ask yourself how this topic applies to your life!

3. Read about a current event that has to do with the topic.

4. Repetition of your Cornell notes

5. Explore more videos that pertain to the concepts

6. Quiz a classmate or friend!

8. Build a model or draw a picture about what you are learning

9. Create Mnemonic devices

10. Write a poem or song about your topic!

11. Ask questions!

Student of the Week: Angela G.

This quarter Angela has been working diligently on her Science grade. I've noticed as of late that she has really shown a lot of grit. When other students are off task she is pushing herself to stay focused and finish the job at hand. She will often make corrections or retake a test to improve her grade. Thank you Angela, for showing grit and integrity. Keep up the good work and great attitude!

Week at a Glance 4/4 - 4/7 (Subject to change and probably will...Check the website for changes)

IN CLASS:
  • Planner/warm-up
  • Genetics test Retakes
  • Start " The survival of the Fittest Activity"....INB pg. 88-89
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

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

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/warm-ups
  • Continue "The survival of the Fittest Activity"....INB pg. 88-89
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

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

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/warm-up
  • Finish "The survival of the Fittest Activity"....INB pg. 88-89
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

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

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/ warm-up
  • Start Natural Selection Activity..... INB page 90-91
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

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

NO SCHOOL!!

Quiz Your KID!!

  • Go through the INB and talk about the work they have completed up through INB pages 88. Have your child teach you the definitions and give examples:

  • Species
  • Evolution
  • Natural Selection
  • Variation
  • Gradualism
  • Punctuated Equilibrium
  • Fossil Record
  • Homologous Structure
  • Vestigial Structure
  • Embryology