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