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Academic Calendar 2015-2016
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Wednesday November 13th, 2013
All classes are reminded that checkpoint one is this Friday. I need to see what research you have done thus far in your project. As specified in the project deadlines, this will be a test grade.
Homeroom met in the classroom today to finally move forward.
The Wednesday schedule looks like this:
AM test groups are McManus Bldg 1 Rm 19, Seal Bldg 1 rm22, Anderson Bldg 10, rm 23, and Dey Bldg 6 rm 6.
1st period 9:20am- 11:25am testing (you will be released to your 3rd period class.)
7th grade life science
Periods 1 and 3 got back their chapter work for discussion. Students are reminded that they can take the packets home and redo the missed questions for 10 points more. Those are due the very next day. Period 2 did not turn them in due to the testing schedule yesterday and turned them in today.
Don't forget, this is due FRIDAY!
Begin adding the Staining and microscopy lab to the COW. Title: Preparing a stained cell, animal and plant. Hypothesis: If cells are hard to see under normal light, then correctly staining them with dye will make them easier to see. Procedures: You have these for both the onion and cheek cell. Data: Draw your onion cell, Cheek cell, and living organism under 100x, color them. Make sure you label the visible parts. Conclusion: DRAW YOUR OWN either supporting or refuting the hypothesis. Writing space:Discuss the similarities and differences you saw when looking at the stained cells under the microscope. What were the main differences between the onion cell and cheek cell? Describe what you were thinking when you looked at your living specimen.COW LAB report Due Friday, November 15th, 2013Homework:TPS You Be the Judge. DUE: Thursday November 14th, 2013
Begin reading the unit Characteristics of the Cell. Be prepared for a discussion on Tuesday or have a consequence.
Read and summarize using Animal cells vs plant cells. Read the article about animal and plant cells and then use the graphic organizer to note the similarities and differences. DUE: Wednesday November 13th, 2013.
Complete the manipulative History of Cell Theory Timeline. Read through this timeline and then cut out each box and glue it in order from the first events in the discovery of the cell to the last. DUE: Friday, November 15th, 2013.
We have not managed to finish the video in class. Students should watch the remaining tie in The Wacky World of Cell Theory.
Turn in: Chapter 1 lesson 2 questions - PERIOD 2 only!
Remember:To review materials 10-15 minutes 3-4 nights per week to increase your grade and know the material.
8th Grade Physical Science
Today in 8th grade classes all students received their graded tests back. Since we went over it yesterday, We moved on with the powerpoint for section 2 on electrons levels and bonding.
Homework: TIPS Bonding Power. DUE: Thursday November 14th, 2013
Read Electrons. Read this section and be prepared for a class discussion Wednesday. (discuss or have a consequence.) Complete the ODD numbered chapter questions on pages 330-332. Including #1 & 3 under Applying your knowledgeDUE: Friday, November 15th, 2013.
Turn in:Remember:To review materials 10-15 minutes 3-4 nights per week to increase your grade and know the material.