Week of 5/22 to 5/26

Lesson 1:

WARM UP: This warm up was off of a handout. Here’s a link to it. Students responded in their journals: http://blogs.acms.wlwv.k12.or.us/staff/JonesJ/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Human-Body-Basics.pdf

NOTES: We took these notes on structure and function in the human body: Structure and Function In Human Body Notes

CELL ANALOGY SHARE OUT: We finished up sharing cell analogies.

HOMEWORK: Study cell organelles for a test on Wednesday/Thursday.

Week of 5/15 to 5/19

Lesson 1

WARM UP: Students completed a check in on Cellular Respiration. If any student missed that. They should come see me to make it up.

The rest of the day was a workday for the Cell Analogy Project and Survival Guides.

HOMEWORK: Survival Guides. (DUE FRIDAY)

Lesson 2

WARM UP: How Insulin Works Warm Up

ACTIVITY: Reading notes on Tissues: Cells & Tissues Microscope Investigation

ACTIVITY: Working on cell analogies or survival guides once reading notes were done.

CELL ANALOGY PROJECT: They are due Friday (Thursday for period 3). In class on that day, projects will be presented as groups tour and view different projects.

HOMEWORK: Survival Guides (DUE FRIDAY)

 

Week of 5.8.17 to 5.12.17

Lesson 1

NOTE: I had a sub on 5.8.17

Warm Up: A reading on cellular respiration. Cellular Respiration Reading

Work Time: Students worked on cell analogy projects. Cell-Analogy-Poster-WalshVersion

Homework: Spend 30 minutes working on your survival guide. At this point you should have submitted your writing to me and are waiting for me to approve your written work for putting your book together. In the meantime, work on your illustrations for the final work you plan on  turning in. Our “GOAL” (not a deadline) for turning this in is Friday. The deadline will be next Friday.

Lesson 2

WARM UP:

  • Often when we mention “respiration” we think of breathing. What is the connection between breathing and cellular respiration?

Work Time: Students worked on cell analogy projects. Cell-Analogy-Poster-WalshVersion

Homework: Spend 30 minutes working on your survival guide. At this point you should have submitted your writing to me and are waiting for me to approve your written work for putting your book together. In the meantime, work on your illustrations for the final work you plan on  turning in. Our “GOAL” (not a deadline) for turning this in is Friday. The deadline will be next Friday.

Lesson 3

WARM UP:

  • What are two cell parts used during cellular respiration? (HINT: Think about how the ingredients for respiration get into the cell and where the ATP is made).

Work Time: Students worked on cell analogy projects. Cell-Analogy-Poster-WalshVersion

Check In: There was a weekly check in on Cellular Respiration. Come see me to make it up if you missed it by the end of next week.

HOMEWORK: Survival Guide Illustrations and Writing if you have not done so yet.

5/1 to 5/5

Lesson 1

Warm Up: Describe an adaptation the plant cell has to help the plant  grow upright and have enough structure to stay upright.

Plant Measurements: We did our final plant measurement. Want your plants? Take them home by Friday.

Survival Guide or Cell Analogy Work Time: Students worked on finishing up the rough draft to their cell analogy and then finishing their survival guide writing. Writing should be peer evaluated by and submitted to me no later than Friday. Submit it through Google Classroom.

Handouts: Survival Guide Peer Review Form

CHECK LIST FOR COMPLETING SURVIVAL GUIDE

Cell-Analogy-Poster-WalshVersion

Homework: FINISH SURVIVAL GUIDE WRITING

Lesson 2

Warm Up: Sandwich analogy warm up

Survival Guide or Cell Analogy Work Time: Same as above.

Homework: FINISH SURVIVAL GUIDE WRITING

Lesson 3

Warm Up: What different outcomes did you find for your plants you grew under different conditions. Can you think of how any of those differences might be happening at a cellular level?

Sentence Frame: The plant I grew showed… while the other showed… I think this difference might exist because inside the cells … is happening.

Survival Guide or Cell Analogy Work Time: Same as above.

Homework: FINISH SURVIVAL GUIDE WRITING

Martian Academy Video

Week of 4/24 to 4/27

Lesson 1

WARM UP: Explain how cells get the energy they need to function. Explain which organelles are involved and how.

PLANT INQUIRY: Students spent time measuring their plants as they continue to grow.

NEW ASSIGNMENT: Cell Analogy. I explained the cell analogy summative assignment and handed out a worksheet to go with the assignment. Students will begin working on the assignment in groups ranging from 1 to 4 students. Handout: Cell-Analogy-Poster-WalshVersion

OUTDOOR SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE WORKTIME: Students had time to  work on their survival guides. Outlines were due Friday. A Survival Guide to Outdoor School 2017

HOMEWORK: Brainstorm an analogy idea and record it in your planner or journal (1 point HW check)

Week of 4/17 to 4/19

Sorry for the delay in posting to the blog. It has been a busy week with grades due.

Lesson 1

Period 1, 2, and 3

Today’s LT: I can design and follow an experimental procedure that has an independent variable, dependent variable, and at least three controlled variables identified within the procedure.

WARM UP: Record two observations about this image. Record a question about this thing based on your observation. Your question CANNOT be “What is it?”

Warm Up Cell Image 1

AGENDA TODAY:

HOMEWORK: Cell-as-a-City-Activity

Lesson 2

Today’s LT: I can design and follow an experimental procedure that has an independent variable, dependent variable, and at least three controlled variables identified within the procedure.

WARM UP: Record two observations about this image. Record a question about this thing based on your observation. Your question CANNOT be “What is it?”

Warm Up Cell Image 2

AGENDA TODAY:

  • Going Over Widget HW: Cell-as-a-City-Activity
  • Plant Growth Inquiry
    • finish set up if needed
    • Data collection and watering
  • Survival Guide work time

Homework: Finish Cell-as-a-City-Activity

Lesson 3

Today’s LT: I can design and follow an experimental procedure that has an independent variable, dependent variable, and at least three controlled variables identified within the procedure.

WARM UP: Record two observations about this image. Record a question about this thing based on your observation. Your question CANNOT be “What is it?”

Warm Up Cell Image 3

AGENDA TODAY:

  • Survival Guide or Cell City Analogy Work Time
  • Plant Growth Inquiry
    • finish set up if needed
    • Data collection and watering

HOMEWORK: Study Organelles for a check in on Friday. CellTermsHandout

Test Corrections Overview

Here’s the video where I go over the questions I graded on the test. It is the same video for both tests. Just fast forward to the parts you need to complete corrections on. Watched the video and still not sure what to do for corrections? Come see me during office hours!

4/10/17

Monday 4/10: A-Day

Science Period 1, 2, and 3

Warm Up: Explain  something you learned about in outdoor school that you would like to know more about. What remaining questions do you have about that topic?

Plant Inquiry: Students returned to their plant inquiries preparing to do their planting during the next class period.

Test Returns and Corrections: I returned the climate tests. FINALLY! Sorry for the delay. Students have until Friday to complete corrections and their will be a retake opportunity Friday. However, corrections will allow your score to go up to a B.

HOMEWORK: Test corrections

Tuesday 4/11: B – Day

Period 4

Warm Up: Explain  something you learned about in outdoor school that you would like to know more about. What remaining questions do you have about that topic?

Plant Inquiry: Students returned to their plant inquiries preparing to do their planting during the next class period.

Test Returns and Corrections: I returned the climate tests. FINALLY! Sorry for the delay. Students have until Friday to complete corrections and their will be a retake opportunity Friday. However, corrections will allow your score to go up to a B.

HOMEWORK: Test corrections

Period 2 and 3

WARM UP – VARIABLES: What is the difference between an independent variable and a controlled variable. Give an example of each from your plant growth inquiry.

ACTIVITY – PLANT INQUIRY: Students continued to develop their experimental procedures and set up their experiment.

ACTIVITY – SURVIVAL GUIDE: I handed out an outline to creating an outdoor school survival guide. Students had about 15 minutes to work on it today. I also read over an example survival guide from last year.

HOMEWORK: TEST CORRECTIONS

OUTDOOR SCHOOL DEPARTURE TOMORROW

We depart tomorrow for outdoor school! Yeah!

 

Arrival time

Please arrive between 8:30  and 8:45 to drop off students and supplies. Earlier arriving students can wait inside the school until it is time to drop their supplies and go to class.

Return time

We get back Friday at some time between 1 and 1:30. We will notify the office when we are departing camp so they have a better sense of when we will arrive.

PLEASE PICK UP OR ARRANGE A PICK UP FOR YOUR STUDENT. STUDENTS CANNOT RIDE THE REGULAR SCHOOL BUS TO SCHOOL OR HOME FROM SCHOOL WITH THEIR GEAR.

Packing List

Outdoor School Packing List