Science – week of February 19th

Today is the first day of the 5th grading cycle!  This is a great time to evaluate your organizational skills and make a goal to complete all assignments on-time!

Monday/Tuesday:  Students will complete the Six Kingdoms foldable and be assessed on the content.

HOMEWORK DUE Monday/Tuesday (2/26-2/27):  READ and answer ALL questions on pages #372-#382 in the textbook.

Wednesday/Thursday:  Due to STAAR RELEASED tests for Math and Reading, classes will be shortened to about 45 minutes.  We will take a quick assessment of student knowledge regarding analyzing a chart, then introduce Natural Selection.

Friday:  Students will begin a mini-lab on Natural Selection.

Science – Week of February 12th

Monday/Tuesday:  Students will take the unit test on Genetics.  We will begin our next unit on Natural Selection, Adaptations, and Taxonomy.

HOMEWORK DUE FRIDAY:  READ and answer ALL questions on pages #362-#328.

**Students will need to bring 5-6 different leaves to class on Wednesday/Thursday. 

Wednesday/Thursday:  We will continue learning about dichotomous keys and levels of taxonomy (classification.)  Students will be assessed on how to complete a dichotomous key.

Friday:  We will review homework, then students will create a Six Kingdoms of Life foldable.

Science – Week of February 5th

Monday/Tuesday:  Students will be assessed on their knowledge of genetics vocabulary.  We will then create a Gene Man, and finish class practicing Punnett Squares.

Homework due on Friday:  answer the questions on page #573-#575.  You must EXPLAIN your answers!

Wednesday/Thursday:  Quiz on genotypes, phenotypes, and Punnett Squares.  We will simulate mating mice using a Gizmo.

Friday:  Students will complete the study guide for the Genetics Unit Test to be given on 2/12 and 2/13.

Science – Week of January 29th

Monday/Tuesday:  We will complete our lesson on Meiosis.  Students will finish their graphs on page #86 of their IANs.  We will then begin discussing Genetics.  There is A LOT of vocabulary in this unit.  I highly recommend that you practice using the Quizlet. http://www.quizlet.com/116568601

Homework that is due on FRIDAY:  READ and answer ALL questions on pages #522-#529.

Wednesday/Thursday:  We will practice Punnett Squares and conduct the Crazy Traits lab.

Friday:  Students will be assessed on their knowledge of Punnett Squares.

 

Science – Week of January 22nd

Monday/Tuesday:  We will introduce asexual reproduction.  Students will then compare/contrast the advantages and disadvantages of sexual vs. asexual reproduction.

Homework assigned for this week will be due on FRIDAY, January 26th due to the weather days:  READ and answer ALL questions on pages #548-#558.

Wednesday/Thursday:  Students will learn about the process of cell division, including the difference between Mitosis and Meiosis.

Friday:  We will review the homework that is due, complete Mitosis vs. Meiosis, and then begin learning about traits.

Science – Week of January 16th

Just a reminder that this week is GREEN, BLUE, GREEN, BLUE.

Tuesday/Wednesday:  We will finish learning about the fertilization process and the development of the zygote to embryo to fetus.  We will then compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of sexual vs. asexual reproduction.

Homework that is due on Monday, 1/22 and Tuesday, 1/23:  READ and answer ALL questions on pages #548-#558.

Thursday/Friday:  Students will continue learning about the cell division process as it relates to sexual vs. asexual reproduction.

Science – Week of January 8th

Welcome back Everyone!!  I hope you had a GREAT break filled with making lots of memories!  It’s time to get right back to work!

Monday/Tuesday:  Students will analyze the body systems of mammals through a rat dissection lab.

Homework due on Wednesday/Thursday:  Complete the rat dissection lab to submit for a major grade.

Homework due on Friday:  READ and answer ALL questions on pages #467 AND #474-#479.

Wednesday/Thursday:  We will begin studying the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems.

Friday: We will check the homework that is due for a grade.  We will review the Pin Oak Cell Phone Policy, then discuss and complete the HISD Cyberbullying training.