Science Times

By: Mr. Kottkey (Issue #16)

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Last week in science, we started the mitosis unit (INB pages 54, 55, and 56.) We will finish up page 56 on Monday. My plan is to collect INBs at the beginning of class Tuesday and give them credit for those pages. This week we will continue Mitosis and complete INB pages up through page 59.


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 56) of their INBs with their kids. . Remember, I will take any missing work/make-up work/ or corrections up through January 22.


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 1/11 - 1/15 (Subject to change and probably will...Check website for changes) INB Pages 55-58

Monday

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/warm-up
  • Mitosis C- notes (Repetition)....................................................INB Page 55
  • Continue "The story of Mitosis"...............................................INB Page 56
  • Exit ticket

HW/Reminders:

  • Finish "The story of Mitosis".....................................................INB Page 56
  • Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!
  • Last day to turn in missing work/ makeup work/corrections is January 22!!

Tuesday

IN CLASS:
  • Planner/warm-up
  • Mitosis Handout .....................................................................INB Page 57
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

  • Finish Mitosis Handout .........................................................INB Page 57
  • 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 Jigsaw Puzzle...........................................................INB Page 58-59
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

  • Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!
  • Cell test retakes FRIDAY!! Corrections on your original test is the ticket to retake.

Thursday

IN CLASS:

  • Planner/warm-up
  • Mitosis review Sheet
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

  • Finish Mitosis Review sheet...........................................Online (Socrative)
  • 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
  • Start Mitosis Microscope activity
  • Exit Ticket


HW/Reminders:

  • Missing/make-up/corrections are always Homework!!
  • Cell test retakes FRIDAY!! Corrections on your original test is the ticket to retake.

Student of the Week: Alex S.

Alex is one of the hardest working and well-mannered students in class. Alex continuously strives for excellence. He works well independently, but he can also work with other students and is able to keep focused in all situations. Always polite to others, he is not only an exemplary student but his demeanor helps set a positive tone for others around him. Alex is also a part of the AVID team at Evergreen and is obviously putting some AVID strategies into action. The habits he has now are the building blocks for his bright future. Keep it up, Alex!

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:
  • CELL UNIT

  • 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
  • MITOSIS UNIT

    Chromosomes

    Spindle fibers

    Chromatin

    Centrioles

    Centromeres

    Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, Cytokinesis