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Week 13- Thanksgiving Break Week!

November24

Hello Parents and Students,

I hope you enjoyed your weekend! We have short week this week, we will get out at 11:30 on Tuesday! Remember to work on your project over the weekend!

this weeks objective:

Students will learn about the cell theory, scientists who led to the development of the cell theory, and how to use microscope to determine that organisms are composed of cells. They will compare and contrast basic characteristics that are used to classify organisms into the broadest taxonomic categories of Domains and Kingdoms

Monday/Tuesday ****Microscope Quiz ***

Classification – 4 ways we classify organisms
iPad- Cells

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Week 12!

November15

Hello parents and students,

Great first week of biology, seems like everyone has really enjoyed using the microscope. We have one more day with the microscopes then we will be talking about how to classify living things. The students got their information about the semester project this past week and should be taking that home with them to brainstorm! I will attach information about the project as well!

This weeks objective:

Students will learn about the cell theory, scientists who led to the development of the cell theory, and how to use microscope to determine that organisms are composed of cells. They will compare and contrast basic characteristics that are used to classify organisms into the broadest taxonomic categories of Domains and Kingdoms

Monday/Tuesday
-Cells Part 2
- Pond Cells
** Brainstorming due!

Wednesday/Thursday
Sexual and Asexual reproduction
Classification of Living things

Friday
Searching for Cells
*Computer Lab

Project information

IT’S YOUR WORLD, WHO LIVES IN IT?

What are we doing?
You are going to create an environment and the organisms that live there. The environment needs to fit the needs of the creatures you create. You will make up a place and the animals that we could find there. (So you are not using animals that we know, you get to make up your own)

Purpose: To create an environment (like a dessert, tundra, rain forest, grassland, etc) that will accommodate the needs of the organisms that live there. The ecosystem will need Biotic and Abiotic organisms

MUST HAVES:
Two multicellular organisms
– List their characteristics- Eukaryotic, Prokaryotic (nucleus or no nucleus), Autotroph, Heterotroph (describe what they eat), sexual, asexual (how do they reproduce).
One unicellular organisms
-List their characteristics- Eukaryotic, Prokaryotic, Autotroph, Heterotroph (describe what they eat), sexual, asexual.
Write a story to tell about your ecosystem. 1 page describing the environment and your organisms. (Each member of the group must write a paper)
CREATE – poster, powerpoint, movie, play, 3D model, etc. To display you ecosystem create a display to present to the class.
** All projects must follow Rubric.

DUE- December 15th ??
Presentations will be December 15-19th ??

Due Dates are subject to change!

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Week 11 Starting Biology This week! Semester Project Coming up!

November8

Hello Parents and Students,

We made it through our studies on chemistry, and now we will be moving on to classification of living things.
We will be starting a project soon, students will have to do a good amount of creative thinking and building for this project.
**Test retakes will be this week as well!

Objective:
Students will learn about the cell theory, scientists who led to the development of the cell theory, and how to use microscope to determine that organisms are composed of cells. They will compare and contrast basic characteristics that are used to classify organisms into the broadest taxonomic categories of Domains and Kingdoms

Monday-
Unit 4 Test

Tuesday/Wednesday
Meet the Scientist
Using the Microscope

Thursday/Friday
Using the Microscope
Introduce Project

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Week 10! Last week of Chemistry!!

November2

Hello,

Happy November!!

We are wrapping up our last unit of Chemistry, we had fun but I am ready to move on! We will test next Friday then we will move on to a quick unit on Biology.

This weeks objective 6.5 C,D
Students will differentiate common compounds by name and symbol. They will recognize that the formation of a new substance may be identified using the evidence of a possible chemical change, such as production of a gas, change in temperature, production of a precipitate, or a change in color

Monday/Tuesday
Elephant Toothpaste Demonstration
-Evidence of a Chemical Change

Wednesday/Thursday
REVIEW
***Study at Home!! (Elements, Compounds, Mixtures)

Friday/Monday
TEST DAY!!

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Week 9!

October24

Hello parents and students,

We are off to a good start for the 2nd nine weeks! We will be continuing our study over Elements, Compounds, and evidence of change.
I will be out Monday

Objective: 6.5C,D
Students will differentiate common compounds by name and symbol. They will recognize that the formation of a new substance may be identified using the evidence of a possible chemical change, such as production of a gas, change in temperature, production of a precipitate, or a change in color.

Monday- Quiz – Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures
Computer lab

Tuesday/Wednesday
Compound Formulas Lab

Thursday/Friday
Water or Not Lab

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Computer Lab Resources

October23

Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures

Periodic Table

Chemistry Quiz

Fun Trivia

Poll Question

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Box Tops Standings

October17

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Way to go 2nd Period Maroon! I am so proud of you guys! We have until the end of October to bring Box tops! Keep them coming! :)

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Week 8 Oct 20-24 **1st 9 weeks ends Tuesday

October17

Hello Parents and Students

This is the end of the first 9 weeks, time is just flying! Monday and Tuesday will be our re-teach and re-test days for the 9 weeks test we took last week. Then we will be starting Unit 4- “Elements, Compounds, and Evidence of Change.”

Objective: 6.5C,D
Students will differentiate common compounds by name and symbol. They will recognize that the formation of a new substance may be identified using the evidence of a possible chemical change, such as production of a gas, change in temperature, production of a precipitate, or a change in color.

Monday/Tuesday
Go Over test- reteach

Wednesday/Thursday
- What a difference an atom makes (Lab)
Building Blocks of Matter 2 (Homework0

Friday/Monday QUIZ (Mixtures, elements, compounds)
-Computer Lab(Lab)

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Week 7 Oct. 13-17

October13

Hello Parents and students

This week we are continuing our study on Elements and their place on Earth. We will pick up where we left off last week talking about “Building Blocks of Matter” and “Abundance of Elements.” Mondays classes have their elements cards that are due, and Tuesday classes have their “building blocks of matter” worksheet that is due Tuesday.

Objective: Students will learn that an element is a pure substance represented by chemical symbols. They will identify elements that comprise the Earth, living things, oceans, and atmosphere.

Monday:
Building Blocks of Matter
Tic Tac Elements
Possible homework if not finished in class- Due Wednesday

Tuesday/Wednesday
What is an Element?
Abundance of Elements

**Study for your Test (Composition Book)

Thursday/Friday
1st 9 week test (Open Note)

I will be absent on Thursday

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Element Card Resources

October6

Web Elements
Periodic Table

Its Elemental

LIfe Elements

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