Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Monday May 21st and Tuesday May 22nd, 2018

Today's Quote:


RECAP:

Students in Biology are working on tying together the entire year through tracing the evolutionary history of Caminicules. Earth Space science is working on IXL and finishing out the Walking with Cavemen series while completing a worksheet. 


Entry Task/ Brain Bender:

How many times does the letter "F" appear in the statement below?


"FANNY FILINGER WAS OF THE IMPRESSION THAT EIGHTY-SIX YEARS OF HISTORY SHOW THAT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE IN EVERY CASE OF FUTURE GENERATIONS.


General Information:


ACT Test PREP Resources:




  Make sure you know your MCPS student user name and password! 4th nine weeks! Step up your game!...Check the blog daily! ...Review Nightly for End of Course Exams!





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9th Grade  Earth Space Science:

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Question: What is the relationship between scientific practice, scientific explanations, and scientific knowledge? 

Key Learning Statement: Scientists construct explanations based on well-reasoned, logical, arguments built upon multiple lines of evidence using what they know as a foundation

Vocabulary to Know:

Quizlet- The Solar System Terms 4 activities - This was due Friday! You have until tomorrow to get it done and then it is a zero

Agenda: Today in class: Plate Tectonics- Take notes over video



Homework: IXL Practice Rocks and Minerals Y.1 Due Wednesday, Y.2 & Y.3 Due Thursday 80% Mastery or higher.
Text Book Chapter: 
TODAY: Use this link to explore the geologic time scale of your planet









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HS Intensive English

 Class Information and Syllabus


Agenda:  

Today in class. IXL computer lab


Homework: IXL- Punctuation and capitalization  E.1 Due Wednesday, E.2 & E.3 Due Thursday. 80% Mastery or higher.




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10th Grade Biology 1

 Class Information and Syllabus

the yearly list of prefixes, roots, and suffixes.


Unit Essential Question: How does it all tie together?



Key Learning Statement: Science is the process of formulating hypotheses about the natural world around us and testing various theories with the goal of discovering plausiblerelationships going back through time. The Holy Grail of science is the attempt to discover some Grand unifying theory.

Curriculum Connections:

SC.912.N.1.1 - Define a problem based on a specific body of knowledge, for example: biology, chemistry, physics, and earth/space science, and do the following: (CC Rating= 3) 1. pose questions about the natural world, 2. conduct systematic observations, 3. examine books and other sources of information to see what is already known, 4. review what is known in light of empirical evidence, 5. plan investigations, 6. use tools to gather, analyze, and interpret data (this includes the use of measurement in metric and other systems, and also the generation and interpretation of graphical representations of data, including data tables and graphs), 7. pose answers, explanations, or descriptions of events, 8. generate explanations that explicate or describe natural phenomena (inferences), 9. use appropriate evidence and reasoning to justify these explanations to others, communicate results of scientific investigations, and evaluate the merits of the explanations produced by others.
SC.912.N.1.3 – Recognize that the strength or usefulness of a scientific claim is evaluated through scientific argumentation, which depends on critical and logical thinking, and the active consideration of alternative scientific explanations to explain the data presented. (CC Rating= 1) 
SC.912.N.1.6 – Describe how scientific inferences are drawn from scientific observations and provide examples from the content being studied. (CC Rating= 2)
SC.912.L.15.1 – Explain how the scientific theory of evolution is supported by the fossil record, comparative anatomy, comparative embryology, biogeography, molecular biology, and observed evolutionary change. (CC Rating= 1)
SC.912.L.15.13 – Describe the conditions required for natural selection, including: overproduction of offspring, inherited variation, and the struggle to survive, which result in differential reproductive success. (CC Rating= 2) SC.912.L.15.14 – Discuss mechanisms of evolutionary change other than natural selection such as genetic drift and gene flow. (CC Rating= 2) 
SC.912.L.15.15 – Describe how mutation and genetic recombination increase genetic variation. (CC Rating= 2)
SC.912.L.15.4 – Describe how and why organisms are hierarchically classified and based on evolutionary relationships. (CC Rating= 2) 
SC.912.L.15.5 – Explain the reasons for changes in how organisms are classified. (CC Rating= 3) 
SC.912 L.15.6 – Discuss distinguishing characteristics of the domains and kingdoms of living organisms. (CC Rating= 3) 
IB Biology (2009)
Topic 1, 4.1, 4.3, 5.4, 10.2

Agenda: 

Opening Activity: Brain Bender, End of Year Review!  
Engage: Creating the phylogenetic tree. What is needed to insure accuracy?
Explore: Group members cut out Caminicules(making sure to keep the numbers attached to the fossil) and discuss possible relationships and similarities. (Living record and fossil records must be kept separate)
Explain: Group presentations with analysis of how and why you inferred the patterns you did
Elaborate: Challenge question. Each group selects one challenge question.
Evaluate: Create your group claim, cite your evidence, and demonstrate your reasoning by defending your explanation.


Vocabulary to Know: 
Phylogeny-
Embryo-
Morphological-
Taxonomy-
Phylogenetic Tree-
Cladogram-
Fossil Record-
Carolus Linnaeus-
Natural Selection-
Convergent Evolution-
Stratigraphy-

Quizlet- Vocabulary Do 4 activities by Tuesday 5/22/18 (7pm)

Agenda:

Watch the Video and take notes.






Transcription and translation for dummies

Gene Expression- READ THIS PAGE COMPLETELY!
This is your codon chart. You must know how to use the codon chart to translate your mRNA strand to build a protein. 

Homework: Homework: IXL- Genes to Traits  Q.1 Due Wednesday, Q.2 & Q.3 Due Thursday. 80% Mastery or higher.


Quizlet over Central Dogma. You MUST know these terms in order to discuss the next unit. Due Friday

MENDELIAN GENETICS, PROBABILITY, PEDIGREES, AND CHI-SQUARE STATISTICS WORKSHEET 


POWER POINT NOTES: Mendelian Genetics 

Textbook Reading: Mendel and Meiosis

How I spent my weekend















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Storm Updates:

No storms pose a risk to the US currently



Check out the Global currents map!




Science Current Events:




Dog possess Episodic and Declarative memory



Ravens Are Evolving, But Not in the Way You Expect




Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

The 10 best note-taking apps




Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Thursday May 17th, 2018 & Friday May 18th, 2018

Thursday May, 3rd and Friday May 4th, 2018

Today's Quote:

'If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.'
~ Carl Perkins

RECAP:

Recovering from EOC and State testing, all classes will begin review of concepts practiced this year. This is the time for all cadets to get worked turned in, focus on the learning and lessons STILL taking place, and help prepare the school for summer break.


Entry Task/ Brain Bender:

How many times does the letter "F" appear in the statement below?


"FANNY FILINGER WAS OF THE IMPRESSION THAT EIGHTY-SIX YEARS OF HISTORY SHOW THAT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE IN EVERY CASE OF FUTURE GENERATIONS.


General Information:


ACT Test PREP Resources:




  Make sure you know your MCPS student user name and password! 4th nine weeks! Step up your game!...Check the blog daily! ...Review Nightly for End of Course Exams!





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9th Grade  Earth Space Science:

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Question: What is the relationship between scientific practice, scientific explanations, and scientific knowledge? 

Key Learning Statement: Scientists construct explanations based on well-reasoned, logical, arguments built upon multiple lines of evidence using what they know as a foundation

Vocabulary to Know:

Quizlet- The Solar System Terms 4 activities - This was due Friday! You have until tomorrow to get it done and then it is a zero

Agenda: Today in class: Plate Tectonics- Take notes over video



Homework: IXL Practice Rocks and Minerals Y.1 Due Wednesday, Y.2 & Y.3 Due Thursday 80% Mastery or higher.
Text Book Chapter: 
TODAY: Use this link to explore the geologic time scale of your planet









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HS Intensive English

 Class Information and Syllabus


Agenda:  

Today in class. IXL computer lab


Homework: IXL- Punctuation and capitalization  E.1 Due Wednesday, E.2 & E.3 Due Thursday. 80% Mastery or higher.




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10th Grade Biology 1

 Class Information and Syllabus

the yearly list of prefixes, roots, and suffixes.


Unit Essential Question: How does it all tie together?



Key Learning Statement: Science is the process of formulating hypotheses about the natural world around us and testing various theories with the goal of discovering plausible relationships going back through time. The Holy Grail of science is the attempt to discover some Grand unifying theory.

Curriculum Connections:

SC.912.N.1.1 - Define a problem based on a specific body of knowledge, for example: biology, chemistry, physics, and earth/space science, and do the following: (CC Rating= 3) 1. pose questions about the natural world, 2. conduct systematic observations, 3. examine books and other sources of information to see what is already known, 4. review what is known in light of empirical evidence, 5. plan investigations, 6. use tools to gather, analyze, and interpret data (this includes the use of measurement in metric and other systems, and also the generation and interpretation of graphical representations of data, including data tables and graphs), 7. pose answers, explanations, or descriptions of events, 8. generate explanations that explicate or describe natural phenomena (inferences), 9. use appropriate evidence and reasoning to justify these explanations to others, communicate results of scientific investigations, and evaluate the merits of the explanations produced by others.
SC.912.N.1.3 – Recognize that the strength or usefulness of a scientific claim is evaluated through scientific argumentation, which depends on critical and logical thinking, and the active consideration of alternative scientific explanations to explain the data presented. (CC Rating= 1) 
SC.912.N.1.6 – Describe how scientific inferences are drawn from scientific observations and provide examples from the content being studied. (CC Rating= 2)
SC.912.L.15.1 – Explain how the scientific theory of evolution is supported by the fossil record, comparative anatomy, comparative embryology, biogeography, molecular biology, and observed evolutionary change. (CC Rating= 1)
SC.912.L.15.13 – Describe the conditions required for natural selection, including: overproduction of offspring, inherited variation, and the struggle to survive, which result in differential reproductive success. (CC Rating= 2) SC.912.L.15.14 – Discuss mechanisms of evolutionary change other than natural selection such as genetic drift and gene flow. (CC Rating= 2) 
SC.912.L.15.15 – Describe how mutation and genetic recombination increase genetic variation. (CC Rating= 2)
SC.912.L.15.4 – Describe how and why organisms are hierarchically classified and based on evolutionary relationships. (CC Rating= 2) 
SC.912.L.15.5 – Explain the reasons for changes in how organisms are classified. (CC Rating= 3) 
SC.912 L.15.6 – Discuss distinguishing characteristics of the domains and kingdoms of living organisms. (CC Rating= 3) 
IB Biology (2009)
Topic 1, 4.1, 4.3, 5.4, 10.2

Agenda: 

Opening Activity: Brain Bender, End of Year Review!  
Engage: Creating the phylogenetic tree. What is needed to insure accuracy?
Explore: Group members cut out Caminicules(making sure to keep the numbers attached to the fossil) and discuss possible relationships and similarities. (Living record and fossil records must be kept separate)
Explain: Group presentations with analysis of how and why you inferred the patterns you did
Elaborate: Challenge question. Each group selects one challenge question.
Evaluate: Create your group claim, cite your evidence, and demonstrate your reasoning by defending your explanation.


Vocabulary to Know: 
Phylogeny-
Embryo-
Morphological-
Taxonomy-
Phylogenetic Tree-
Cladogram-
Fossil Record-
Carolus Linnaeus-
Natural Selection-
Convergent Evolution-
Stratigraphy-

Quizlet- Vocabulary Do 4 activities by Tuesday 5/22/18 (7pm)

Agenda:

Watch the Video and take notes.






Transcription and translation for dummies

Gene Expression- READ THIS PAGE COMPLETELY!
This is your codon chart. You must know how to use the codon chart to translate your mRNA strand to build a protein. 

Homework: Homework: IXL- Genes to Traits  Q.1 Due Wednesday, Q.2 & Q.3 Due Thursday. 80% Mastery or higher.


Quizlet over Central Dogma. You MUST know these terms in order to discuss the next unit. Due Friday

MENDELIAN GENETICS, PROBABILITY, PEDIGREES, AND CHI-SQUARE STATISTICS WORKSHEET 


POWER POINT NOTES: Mendelian Genetics 

Textbook Reading: Mendel and Meiosis


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Beast Mode!



#ForestStrong























Storm Updates:

No storms pose a risk to the US currently



Check out the Global currents map!




Science Current Events:




Dog possess Episodic and Declarative memory



Ravens Are Evolving, But Not in the Way You Expect




Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

The 10 best note-taking apps




Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows