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 Date  In class and daily work
 December
21
 Final Exam block 8
 Decemember
20
 Final exam block 5 & 6
 December
18
 
 December
14
 
 December
12
 Project poster is due Today!
December
10

 Google site is due today!!
Last day to work on your google site!!
Make sure  you publish you site again when you have finished!!
Your poster is due next block!!

 December
6
 
Mrs. Bell will discuss how to publish your site. 
How to make a poster using CANVA for the plastics project.
How to put the QR code on the poster.
Work on plastics project- Google site due Monday December 10
Poster due December 12
 December
4
 
Collect Niche activity
Organism research is due TODAY!! MUST BE SUBMITED TODAY FOR CREDIT!!
I WILL ALSO AWARD CREDIT TODAY FOR WORK ON YOUR GOOGLE SITE!!   GOOGLE SITE IS DUE MONDAY DECEMBER 10.
YOUR POSTER IS DUE DECEMBER 12
 November
30
 

What is a niche? Activity- complete on sheet and turn in by the end of the block
Work on single use plastics project!
Have a great weekend!

Objectives: Identify “what is a niche”  Characteristics of a niche.

 

 November
28
Pole to Pole Planet Earth- Biomes- complete and turn in!
Work on organism research – single use plastics project.
Objectives: Identify Biomes and abiotic factors found in each biome.  Identify biotic factors in each biome.


 November
26
 
Google work with Mrs. Bell
Work on organism research- assignment is in your google classroom.
Objectives: Learn the basics of google sites.
 November
15
 
ECOLOGY TEST-  YOU CAN USE THE ECOLOGY STUDY GUIDE!!!
Start research for our single use plastics project- use Organism research guide to help you!  You will need to open your goggle classroom for this class to open up and use the document.  There is a due date and it will be graded!!

Class code for google classroom
block 5   wpswit
block 6   nd2i6y
block 8    g8nfefb
You will need to finish you human impacts webquest.
Have a great week off!!!
Objectives: Assess understanding energy flow. Beginning research for plastic project.
ECOLOGY TEST-  YOU CAN USE THE ECOLOGY STUDY GUIDE!!!
Start research for our single use plastics project- use Organism research guide to help you!  You will need to open your goggle classroom for this class to open up and use the document.  There is a due date and it will be graded!!
You will need to finish you human impacts webquest.
Have a great week off!!!
Objectives: Assess understanding energy flow. Beginning research for plastic project.
 November
13
 
Final 6 week grading period of this semester!!
Hand back lab notebook
Group norms for project
Work on Human Impacts web quest-due Thursday
Ecology test Thursday- you can use the ecology review sheet for the test! Not  your lab notebook
EcologyReview2018 (1).doc
 November 9  
ALL WORK FOR THIS SIX WEEKS IS DUE TODAY!!!!!!
Introduce Single Use plastics project- pick team of 2 and start research of organism.
Work on Human Impacts on the Environment web quest
Ecology Test- Thursday November 15- you can use the study guide
Collect lab notebook
Objectives: Continue identifying human impacts on the environment.
 November
7
 
Energy in an ecosystem quiz corrections
Crash course video- human impacts on the environment
Human impacts on the environment web quest- complete in lab notebook
Human Impact on the environment web Q.docx
ALL WORK FOR THIS SIX WEEKS GRADING PERIOD IS DUE BY FRIDAY!!!
I WILL COLLECT YOUR LAB NOTEBOOK FRIDAY!
Objectives: Identify the major impact humans place on the environment.
 November
5
 
Finish “Can we save planet earth video
Ecology review
All work for this six weeks is due by FRIDAY!!!!!
I WILL COLLECT THE LAB NOTEBOOK FRIDAY TOO!!!
IF YOU’RE TARDY TO CLASS  YOU MUST REMAIN AT THE END OF CLASS TO CHANGE YOUR ATTENDANCE!
 October
30
 
Energy through a ecosystem quiz
Ecological Interactions activity
Objectives: Describe the difference between mutualism, parasitism, and competition.  Explain why no two species can occupy the same niche in a community.  Predict what would happen if an invasive species is introduced into an ecosystem.
 October
26
 
Platte Basin Food Chains/Food Webs activity- turn in by the end of the block.
Formative quiz next week. – feeding relationships, food webs and food chains!
Food Chains and Food Webs Interactive Lesson (1).doc  
Homework- Read chapter 3  - use the online text book link
Objectives: Identify differences between food webs and food chains. Identify the direction of energy flow.
 October 24  
What’s for lunch activity
Objectives:  To create a food chain for a freshwater marsh ecosystem, and to see the effects local extinctions have on that ecosystem.
 October
22
 
Intro to Ecosystems (notes)
Intro to Ecology & Interactions.pptx
Planet Earth video- Desert- list abiotic and biotic example from video in lab notebook
Objectives: Identify examples of abiotic and biotic factors.
   

Learning Targets - Energy of Life


Students will explain where producers get the raw materials used for photosynthesis and how they are used to create glucose.


Students will explain where organisms get the raw materials used for respiration and how they are used to create the energy in cells.


Students will explain how the raw materials for photosynthesis and respiration get into cells and how the by products get out.


Students will explain how the energy and nutrients in a food chain get there, originally.


Students will explain how consumers get their energy and nutrients.


Students will explain why most food chains have four links.


Students will explain why the carbon in their body has been used by many organisms before.


Students will explain why energy flows but carbon cycles through ecosystems.


GLE 1: Matter tends to be cycled within an ecosystem, while energy is transformed and eventually exits an ecosystem

EOa: Analyze how energy flows through trophic levels

EOe: Define and distinguish between matter and energy and how they are cycled or lost through life processes

EOf: Describe how carbon and water cycles


GLE 4: The energy of life primarily derives from the interrelated processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

EOa: Develop, communicate and justify evidence based scientific explanation for the optimal environment for photosynthetic activity.

EOb: Discuss the interdependence of autotrophic and heterotrophic life forms such as depicting the flow of a carbon atom from the atmosphere……..

EOc: - nice to know but not essential



From Chemistry of Life - CAP

GLE5: Cells use passive and active transport to move substances across membranes to maintain stable internal environments (homeostasis)

EOe: examples of active and passive transport


 October
18
 
Biomolecules Unit Final Assessment
Objectives: Assess understanding of biomolecules. Understand abiotic and biotic factors of different ecosystems.
 October
16
 
BIOMOLECULES FINAL EXAM – THURSDAY!!
Intro to Photosynthesis and Respiration
Amoeba Sisters video and video guide- tape into lab notebook
Photosynthesis and Respirations pogil- turn in by the end of the block!  You can use a text book if needed! Chapters 8 & 9
Objectives: Identify the relationship between photosynthesis and respiration.  Identify the inputs and outputs of photosynthesis and respiration.
 October
11
 
Protein Quiz corrections
Collect Oils vs Fats work sheet
Newsla article and thesis statement-  Twice as many people in the US could be fed if we all became vegan, study says.
Work on Final Biomolecules Review- Unit Final- Thursday Oct. 18
BiomoleculesSummativeReview.docx
Objectives: Assess reading skills. Final comprehension of biomolecules.
 October
9
 
Vitamin and mineral scavenger hunt- due by the end of the block
Objectives: Identify vitamins and minerals needed by our body. Identify diseases that can be caused by deficiencies of different vitamins and minerals.
 October
5
 
Collect homework from last class – saturated vs unsaturated
Are your cells properly fueled.  - Turn in by the end of class
Objectives: Calculate the macromolecules needed for your body. 
 October
3
  •  Protein quiz
  • Saturated vs Unsaturated - turn in when finished.
  • Article Thesis statement reading- turn in when done
  • Objectives: Identify the differences between saturated fat molecules and unsaturated fat molecules.  Assess protein understanding.
 October
1
 
Introduction to lipids (notes)
LIPIDS.ppt
Amoeba sisters video- biomolecules – complete hand out and tape into lab notebook
Saturated vs unsaturated fat activity
Objectives: characteristics of lipids, differentiate between saturated and unsaturated fats.
 September
27
 
Collect protein pogil
Go over enzyme lab
Carbohydrate quiz corrections
Organize lab notebook and turn in
Finish Super Size me
ALL WORK AND LATE WORK IS DUE BY TOMORROW FOR THIS SIX WEEK GRADING PERIOD!!
 September 25  
Enzyme lab- complete in lab notebook
Protein Pogil- finish for homework.  Turn in next block
I will collect your lab notebook Thursday!!
Objectives: Function of enzymes.  Identify what can disrupt enzyme function.
 September 21  
Carbohydrate quiz-turn in your carbohydrate sheet with you quiz!
Protein notes
Set up lab notebook for Enzyme lab- CLOSED TOE SHOES TUESDAY!!
Super Size me video
Objectives: Assess understanding of carbohydrates
 September 19  
Discuss Weight of the Nation
Carbohydrate POGIL- you can us this for your quiz Friday!
Intro to protein notes
Homework- study for Carbohydrates quiz  - Quiz  Friday
Objectives: Differentiate between the molecular structure of monosaccharides, disaccharides, polysaccharides.  Differentiate between the molecular structure of different polysaccharides.
 September
17
 
Finish concept map
Weight of the nation video and video sheet- tape video sheet into lab notebook.
Objectives: Explore diseases associated with poor eating habits.
 September 13  
Finish lab questions – sugar lab
Carbohydrate  notes
Foods – concept map – turn in when done
Weight of the Nation video and video guide-  tape into lab notebook
Objectives: Differentiate between, mono, di and polysaccharides.  Identity monomers vs polymers.  Organize different carbohydrate foods and categorize them into mono, di or polysaccharides.
 September
11
 
Sugar Lab- complete in lab notebook
Homework- Lab analysis questions and lab conclusion. 
Objectives: Learn how to chemically test for  Mono, di and polysaccharides.   Given unknown samples, determine what type of saccharide they are.
   

Learning Targets for Chemistry of Life:


GLE 3:  E.O. a:  Identify biomolecules and their precursors/building blocks


Learning Targets:

  1. Students will identify carbohydrates, proteins and lipids (polymer).

  2. Students will identify the building blocks / monomers of the polymers of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.


E.O. c: Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based explanation regarding the

optimal conditions required for enzyme activity

E.O. d: Infer the consequences to organisms of suboptimal enzyme function - such as

altered blood pH or high fever - using direct and indirect evidence


Learning Targets:  

      3. Explain what  an enzyme is / does.

      4. The students will explain the optimum conditions for enzymes (temperature, pH and

          concentration of substrate(s))and interpret graphs that describe enzyme function.

      5. Explain how the shape of an enzyme affects its ability to function.



E.O. e: Analyze and interpret data on the body's utilization of carbohydrates, lipids, and

proteins.


Learning Targets:  

     6. Use the structures of simple and complex carbohydrates to explain how and why they  

           differ in terms of the energy they provide.

     7. Use the structure of saturated/unsaturated lipids to explain how and why oils and fats   

         differ in structure and health effects.

     8. Analyze and interpret data on body’s use of carbs, proteins and lipids

     9. Examine the carbon content of carbs and lipids to estimate the energy available in the  

          molecule or the calorie content of the molecules.


GLE 5:  Moved to Energy of Life Unit
 September
7
 
Animals unit pre test – discuss when done
Universe Within Video- nutrition
Set up lab notebook for sugar lab- 
CLOSED TOES SHOES NEXT CLASS!!!!
Objectives:  Identify macromolecules and describe how they help animals grow. 
 September 5
System and Scales Final test
Why do we eat?
Crash course- biological molecules video
Video quiz
Objectives: Identify biomolecules that our body needs to function.

 August 31  
Video – chemical –physical change
Matter movement-Matter change- tape into lab notebook
Modeling Ethanol Combustion Activity- turn in by the end of the block
Atoms and Molecules test next Week
Objectives: Identify examples of matter movement matter change.  Identify similarities and differences between combustion reactions.  Using the law conservation of matter explain a combustion reaction.
Homework- study for atoms and molecules test next week
 August 29  
Finish – Zooming into air
Quick review- atoms
Atoms and molecules quiz
Atoms and Molecules activity
Good Answers to Scientific questions
Is it Matter Movement or Matter Change? (physical/chemical change)
Objective:  Explain Matter movement and matter change. Difference between physical and chemical changes
 August 27  
§Systems and scale reading
§Powers of 10
§Powers of 10 video and guide- tape into lab notebook
§Powers of 10 activity- tape complete list in lab notebook
§Zooming into air notes   - guided notes –tape into lab notebook
§OBJECTIVES:
§Describe systems and processes in a hierarchy of scales, including atomic-molecular, macroscopic, and large scale.
 August 23
  •  Collect expectation sheet and safety contract
  • Intro to Systems and Scales unit
  • System and Scales unit pre-test
  • Fill-er up and ethanol burning activity- complete and tape into lab notebook
  • NO HOMEWORK
 August 21
  • Collect Signed Expectations
  • Safety in science and hand out safety contract (I will collect this next block
  • Set up google classroom
  • Complete "Questions for Mrs. Cooper in google classroom
  • Set up lab notebook
 August 17
  •  Welcome to Biology
  • Seating Chart challenge
  • Think outside of the box (false assumption stories)
  • Class expectations (please get this signed to be checked next block!)
  • Biology Expectaions.doc
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