Friday, January 19, 2018

Agenda Monday January 22, 2018-Friday January 26, 2018


NGSS Standards:


MS-LS1-5.Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. 
MS-LS3-1.Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.
MS-LS3-2.Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation. 
Monday January 22, 2018
Due today: nothing
Agenda: 
QW: Listen to song, record science content in it.

dominant, recessive, phenotype, genotype with smiley faces
(flip coins, draw and color face)
start annotation


Homework:  All finish DNA, RNA coloring
AND  annotate entire article    use instructions  due Thursday


Link to NewsELA article (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th)
3rd period   intro to independent science investigations
record 3 ideas on p 45

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Due today: DNA, RNA coloring
Agenda: 
QW:  
Begin kitty project
Your kitty, flip coins for features, draw features, color cats-ONLY colors that are from the coin flips
Homework:  annotate entire article    use instructions


Link to NewsELA article (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th)
3rd period   intro to independent science investigations
record 3 ideas on p 45



Due today: none
Agenda: 
QW: Give two examples of genotypes and matching phenotypes
kitty project partner kitty
Punnett squares


Wednesday January 24, 2018

Due today: 
Agenda: 
QW: 

Punnett squares practice p 42 in notebook
Homework:  annotation due tomorrow

Thursday January 25, 2018

Due today:  annotation 
Agenda:
 QW: 

discuss annotated article
Punnett squares for parent cats


Friday January 26, 2018
Due today: 
Agenda:
QW: 

flip coins for each of four kittens-independently of each other
draw and color kittens, name them




























Sunday, January 7, 2018

Agenda Monday January 15, 2018-Friday January 19, 2018

"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today." H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

NGSS Standards:


MS-LS1-5.Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. 
MS-LS3-1.Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.
MS-LS3-2.Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation. 
Monday January 15, 2018
Martin Luther Kings Birthday 

"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today." H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Due today: nothing
Agenda: 
QW:  What do we  need to remember about working with third graders?

Develop plan and slide show in google classroom
p1-
sense of smell and sense of hearing
p2-diffusion and kahoot quiz 
p3-sense of smell and sense of hearing

P 4-6
"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today." H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Due today: nothing
Agenda: 
QW: What do you think the quote means?
model Chromosomes-PVC 
video DNA discovery 

DNA independent work

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Due today: 
Agenda: 
QW: Explain chromosomes and DNA so far.

periods 1-3 elementary school kids visit
periods 4-6- DNA 
examine two chromosomes- what are some traits coded on them?
Select 1 chromosome.  On p 39, draw it, label the locations for two diseases AND write a 1-2 sentence summary  about each of those 2 diseases.

Then select a second chromosome and do the same.




Homework: 

Thursday January 18, 2018

Due today:  nothing
Agenda:
 QW: periods  4-6
 What are 3 things you learned from the online look at two chromosomes?

Highlight and answer questions from reading DNA model
Homework:  complete reading (due Friday)  and coloring or using symbols to label DNA (due Tuesday)

Friday January 19, 2018
Due today: answers to reading: due Tuesday-coloring
QW: 3 facts about DNA from reading
sign rules
DNA arm model



3rd period   intro to independent science investigations
record 3 ideas on p 45

Homework periods 1,2,4,5,6 annotate entire article   2 annotations per paragraph postponed -assigned on Monday

Link to NewsELA article (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th)




























Agenda Monday January 8, 2018-Friday January 12, 2018

"Motivation determines what you do.  Attitude determines how WELL you do it."  Lou Holtz
NGSS Standards:


MS-LS1-5.Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. 
MS-LS3-1.Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.
MS-LS3-2.Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation. 
Monday January 8, 2018

Due Today:  nothing
Agenda:
QW:  What are your school goals for second semester? List at least 2.
Pick 1 and identify 3-4 steps to take in order to achieve that goal

Preview second semester: content and expectations for success
Pick up notebooks- spend 5 minutes updating them and straightening them so they are neat.

Collect p 5 and 2 today
Periods 3 and 4 Tuesday
Periods 1 and 6 Wednesday


Practice appropriate daily procedures for success
--bell

new class rules

Homework: Discuss electronic science letter with your parents
Letter:  My plan for second semester, in order to be successful in science and my other classes. Use minimum of 3 sentence starters (see p F) 
Minimum of one  paragraph for science AND one paragraph for your other  classes.  Put on separate paper, then tape to p 37 in notebook

 Due Wednesday January 10, 2018

"Motivation determines what you do.  Attitude determines how WELL you do it."  Lou Holtz
NGSS Standards:
Tuesday January 9, 2018

Due today: nothing
Agenda: 
QW:  Examine the list of rules and reduce.

What do the terms dominant and recessive mean scientifically?
List of traits

Use some of the following prompts to start your sentences:
It appears that ...
The terms might mean...
My best guess is that...
I have heard that ....

Homework: 

Homework: Discuss electronic science letter with your parents
Letter:  My plan for second semester, in order to be successful in science and my other classes. Use minimum of 3 sentence starters (see p F) 
Minimum of one  paragraph for science AND one paragraph for your other  classes.  Put on separate paper, then tape to p 37 in notebook

 Due tomorrow January 10, 2018

"Motivation determines what you do.  Attitude determines how WELL you do it."  Lou Holtz

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Due today: 2 paragraph essay about second semester goals
Agenda: 
QW: Explain and write your interpretation of the quote. 

Creating new cells, new chromosomes  
mitosis vs meiosis

mitosis vs meiosis


genetics notes-dominant and recessive
genetics notes genes on chromosomes

Chromosome history, race to determine the structure of DNA.
Create a DNA strand
Chromosome notes


Homework: 

Thursday January 11, 2018

Due today:  
Agenda:
 QW: Look at the venn diagram and record four facts about mitosis and 4 about meiosis  
venn diagramrace to discover DNA video
 1 paragraph summary of your understanding of this historical event DNA details

Unique DNA sequences- engineering a human
Homework: 


Friday January 12, 2018
Due today: 
QW:  Why do sex cells need to have single chromosomes in them?  

periods 1-3- What plan shall we make for the elementary school kids?  Microscopes?  Tactile mazes?
race to discover DNA video

 1 paragraph summary of your understanding of this historical event DNA details
build a DNA

Link to NewsELA article (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th)

Link to News ELA article HONORS

elementary school kids- next Wednesday am.




























Thursday, December 14, 2017

Agenda Monday December 18, 2017-Thursday December 21, 2017



NGSS Standards:


MS-LS1-5.Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. 


Monday December 18, 2017


Due Today:  
Agenda:
QW:  What traits do you have in common with others in your household-physical or personality-even if you are not biologically related?  (Example-I have blue/grey eyes like my dad)


common genetic characteristics

gene wheel
check cancer  notes for CAUTION
Homework:  update notebook, study for Wednesdays test
photosynthesis, cell division (mitosis), cancer notes





Tuesday December 19, 2017

Due today: 
Agenda: 
QW: Write out what are some of the warning signs for cancer?  
(CAUTION)

Review for test on Wednesday- photosynthesis, mitosis, cancer
Bingo and Kahoot


Wednesday December 20, 2017

Due today: 
Agenda: 
QW: 
Test


Homework:

Thursday December 21, 2017

Due today:  
Agenda:  
 QW: What will be the most fun about our two week break for you?

Choose:  Build the tallest team tower  OR  Outdoor competitions
science carols






























Friday, December 8, 2017

Agenda Monday December 11, 2017- Friday December 15, 2017



NGSS Standards:


MS-LS1-5.Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms. 


Monday December 11, 2017


Due Today:  community service hours 
check Cornell notes of cell duplication
Agenda:
QW:  How could you tell if cells were cancerous, while looking under a microscope?  Use complete sentences.  Prompts include:  I notice..., Differences between the cells include...

Notes

begin brochure or poster assignment- due Thursday
3rd period only- Skype summary of research due Tuesday
Homework: Cancer interview of 3 adults Due Tuesday
cancer brochure/poster due Thursday

Tuesday December 12, 2017

Due today: Cancer interview of 3 adults Due Tuesday
3- Skype summaries
Agenda: 
QW:  None, check out chromebooks, start research as we compile charts
brochure
Begin compiling types of cancer charts

Homework: cancer brochure/poster due Thursday
Rubric

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Due today: nothing
Agenda: 
QW: 
3rd- thank you to Dr. TerHorst  Chelsey
3 things you learned, 2 things that surprised you , 1 well wish.

finish poster/slide show

Homework: finish brochure/poster

Thursday December 14, 2017

Due today:  cancer brochure
Agenda:
 QW: What are some ways to treat cancer?

  Observations based on charts

Check seedlings-collect data

Homework: cancer presentations due tonight at 11:59pm.  Share with Mdonnell@chicousd.net for full credit
Quiz next week on mitosis (cell division) and cancer


Friday December 15, 2017
Due today: 
QW: What can you and I do to prevent cancer?  Write, discuss, share


Count up quick writes, name on pages, staple, turn inWrap up cancer, begin genetics
Assessment given about cell duplication and cancer next week.
























Sunday, December 3, 2017

Agenda Monday December 4, 2017- Friday December 8, 2017



NGSS Standards:

MS-LS1-3.Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. [

MS-LS1-7.Develop a model to describe how

Developing and Using Models

Modeling in 6–8 builds on K–5 experiences and progresses to developing, using, and revising models to describe, test, and predict more abstract phenomena and design systems.
  • Develop a model to describe unobservable mechanisms.
 food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism. 
Monday December 4, 2017

Due Today:  nothing
Agenda:
QW: How and why is this happening?
Write out the equation for photosynthesis



Retake quizzes back
Check Cornell notes

Comparing photosynthesis and respiration


Homework: community service hours AND 
reflection on photosynthesis- drawing, poem, song, comic strip, or  graphic organizer p 31

must show all inputs and outputs  due Tuesday

Tuesday December 5, 2017

Due today: reflection on photosynthesis
Agenda: 
QW:  How is eating a tortilla chip ( corn, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil)  an example of both respiration and photosynthesis? 

examine seeds, record changes-both qualitative and quantitative
Draw a model of what is causing come of the seeds to grow
How do cells duplicate?
cell division 
watch video-  without sound.  What is going on?
rewatch with sound
real cell video


What does this have to do with your seeds?
Intro to DNA, chromosomes, and mitosis-Cornell notes
check seeds -4 groups at a time


Homework: Community Service Hours due next Monday-update chart

Wednesday December 6, 2017

Due today: nothing
Agenda: 
QW: What is the cell cycle?

check seeds

model, then draw structures involved in mitosis
Creek water quality testing tomorrow
Homework: community service hours due Monday

Thursday December 7, 2017

Due today:  nothing
Agenda:
 QW:get out creek data table on p E
  
walk to creek, water quality testing


Friday December 8, 2017
Due today: nothing-community service hours due Monday
QW: What have you done for community service this fall?

Check seeds, record observations
model cell duplication

Normal cell division vs abnormal cell division
Homework: community service hours due Monday
Cancer Interview due Tuesday

p 33 in notebook
Interview 3 adults
Ask and record answers for each person

Cancer Interview





















Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Agenda Monday November 27, 2017-Friday December 1, 2017



NGSS Standards:

MS-LS1-.Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells


MS-LS1-2.Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways the parts of cells contribute to the function. 

MS-LS1-3.Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. [

MS-LS1-7.Develop a model to describe how

Developing and Using Models

Modeling in 6–8 builds on K–5 experiences and progresses to developing, using, and revising models to describe, test, and predict more abstract phenomena and design systems.
  • Develop a model to describe unobservable mechanisms.
 food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism. 
Monday November 27, 2017

Due Today:  nothing
Agenda:
QW: What were the top 3-4 foods you ate over the break?  What activities did these great foods allow you to do?

Quizes back

Intro to Photosynthesis/respiration/mitosis

pairs-6 seeds- make data table with quantitative and qualitative observations

Title: What makes a seed grow?
Purpose: To discover what are the essential factors that allow seeds to grow and turn into plants
Steps:
1. Make data table
2. weigh and describe each seed-record data
3. place in ziplock bag with folded paper towel
4. attach to watering trough



Homework: community service hours

Tuesday November 28, 2017

Due today: nothing
Agenda: 
QW: What do you think you know about photosynthesis?  What do you wonder about it?

group, put on post its

photosynthesis 
last 5 minutes-update community service hours
suggest community service projects that can be done during lunch or during BLAST


photosynthesis inputs- model mole-start

Homework: read and annotate  photosynthesis article that is taped to p 29


Wednesday November 29, 2017

Due today: reading completely annotated
Agenda: 
QW: draw a picture that shows  photosynthesis with ALL the inputs and outputs

examine seeds, record changes-both qualitative and quantitative
1st:  Read article, annotate, summarize

2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th:DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION OF READING-

3rd-read- summary poster-study overview and experimental design
include: main points, hypothesis, findings and conclusion


What are the ingredients for photosynthesis?  Record equation

Homework: REVIEW DURING LUNCH TODAY, for optional test retake Thursday at lunch-similar test.

Thursday November 30, 2017

Due today:  nothing
Agenda:
 QW: Draw a model of photosynthesis include ALL inputs and outputs- put on p 29 in notebook

Homework: reflection on photosynthesis- drawing, poem, song, comic strip, or  graphic organizer p 31
must show all inputs and outputs  due Tuesday

Friday December 1, 2017

Due today: reflection on photosynthesis due Tuesday
QW: How does photosynthesis affect you?  Give 3 examples
photosynthesis song

Check and weigh seeds, record observations
begin photosynthesis reflection  -detailed, colorful, must have a CONNECTION to you or the world  25 points
put on page _________


cell division 
watch video-  without sound.  What is going on?
rewatch with sound
real cell video
What does this have to do with your seeds?

draw structures involved in mitosis



Homework: reflection on photosynthesis- drawing, poem, song, comic strip, or  graphic organizer p 31
must show all inputs and outputs  due Tuesday