WELCOME TO PERIOD 2 HONORS BIOLOGY


Objectives for the Week 6/9/2014:
Behavioral
1) While constructing a product about ecology and evolution, become active, questioning, self-directed scientists.
2) Experience and participate in ...
true collaboration among group members.
deep engagement with instructor
critique, feedback, and reflection as you complete a meaningful and memorable product/outcome
Content
2) how stability and change are important in an ecological community

3) how organisms and populations sense and react to changes in their environment

4) how abiotic and biotic factors interrelate in an ecosystem

5) how humans play a role - and have an impact - in local, regional, and global environmental conditions

6) how complex systems themes and thinking are evident in ecological systems

Practical/Creative
Sticking to your timelines, roles, goals, tasks

KEYS TO A MEANINGFUL PROJECT OUTCOME:
Project work will be more meaningful if you conduct real inquiry – which does not mean finding information in books or websites and pasting it onto a poster. In real inquiry, you follow a trail that begins with your own questions, leads to a search for resources and the discovery of answers, and which ultimately leads to generating new questions, testing ideas, and drawing your own conclusions. With real inquiry comes innovation – a new answer to a Driving Question, a new product, a new solution to a problem. The teacher is not asking you to simply reproduce teacher - or textbook - information in a pretty format.

AGENDA:
6/9/2014 - Project Description, Team Contract Example Rubric
610/2014 - Evolution Quest
6/11/2014 - Project Day 2
6/12/2014 - Project Day 3
6/13/2014 - Review for Final Exam (DUE)
6/16/2014 - Project Day 4
6/17/2014 - Project Day 5
6/18/2014 - Project Day 6
6/19/2014 - Open Response For Final Exam
6/20/2014 - Project Presentation Day!!!!

HOMEWORK:
For 6/13/2014 - Exam Review Guide
For 6/13/2014 - BioGraph Evolution Activity Activity Worksheet
For 6/19/2014 - Essay Portion of Final Exam
For 6/20/2014 - Project Presentation Day
For 6/24/2014 - Final Exam, Turn In your Textbooks
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Objectives for 5/19/2014-5/27/2014:
Behavioral
1) While learning about evolution, become active, questioning, self-directed scientists.
Content
2) I can identify and describe and give examples of the four lines of evidence for evolution.
3) I can identify and describe the conditions for evolution.
Practical/Creative
Use a model to compare the effect of natural selection to genetic drift on the variation of a population.

AGENDA:
5/19/2014 - Ecology Unit Exam
5/20/2014 - Introduction to Evolution: Biological Evolution vs. Natural Selection
5/21/2014 - Sources of Evidence, Galapagos - Part 2 of 3 Islands that Changed the World Excerpt
5/22/2014 - Is it Fitter?, Natural Selection - Four Components to Natural Selection
5/23/2014 - Who was Charles Darwin?
5/27/2014 - Socratic Seminar: Excerpt Reading from "On the Origin of Species" CHAPTER 15: "Recapitulation and Conclusion"
5/28/2014 - Sources of Evidence II: Paleontology, Molecular Biology, Geology, Embryology
5/29/2014 - Classification Activity
5/30/2014 - Classification Activity
6/2/2014 - MCAS
6/3/2014 - MCAS
6/4/2014 - Evolution CINS (QuickKey Quiz), Evolution of Populations (Ch 16)
6/5/2014 - Evolution - Five Fingers of Evolution Video Lesson
6/6/2014 - BioGraph Research Interviews and Post-Implementation Surveys;
For 5/21 - Video comments
For 5/22 - Read from Textbook
For 5/23 - Read from Textbook
For 5/27 - Reading Selection from "On the Origin of Species": Pre-Seminar Assignment: There are 13 paragraphs in this excerpt from The Origin of Species. For each paragraph, determine the main or topic sentence and record it in the left-hand column. In your own words, explain the meaning of the sentence in the right-hand column.
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Objectives for the Week 5/12/2014:
Behavioral
1) While prioritizing ecological problem to address, become active, questioning, self-directed scientists.
Content
2) I can identify and describe immigration, emigration, birth rate, death rate and their effect on population size as well as changes to population size.
3) I can identify and describe density-dependent and density independent factors and their effect on population size.
Practical/Creative
Use a model to test a variety of factors on the balance of an ecosystem.
Carry out a successful Socratic Seminar.

AGENDA:
5/12/2014 - Field Trip Forms, CER for Modeling a Pond Ecosystem, Socratic Seminar Preparation Chapter 6-3: If you could choose one ecological problem to address, which would it be?
5/13/2014 - Socratic Seminar, SAT II Prep Practice
5/14/2014 - Field Trip Pre-activity
5/15/2014 - Population Changes and Population Ecology
5/16/2014 - Field Trip

HOMEWORK
Prepare for Socratic Seminar on Tuesday
Study for Ecology Exam on Monday
Bring appropriate clothing, shoes, and lunch for Friday's Field Trip

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Objectives for the Week of 5/5/2014:
Behavioral
1) While learning about interactions and interdependence, become active, questioning, self-directed scientists.
Content
2) Describe the the interactions and interdependence of factors in ecosystems.
3) Recognize complex systems ideas in ecological systems.
4) Understand what factors affect the balance of an ecosystem..
Practical/Creative
5) Practice standardized-test techniques. Reading to identify topics, timing questions, elimination of answers you know are wrong.
6) Identify and practice effective summarization techniques.

AGENDA
5/5/2014 - Planet Earth: Poles to Poles
5/6/2014 - Planet Earth Poles to Poles
5/7/2014 - MiniLecture Chapter 6 - Humans in the Biosphere
5/8/2014 - Starlogo NOVA: Modeling a Pond Ecosystem (part A)
5/9/2014 - Starlogo NOVA: Modeling a Pond Ecosystem (part B and part C)

HW
Read 140-160 and summarize
Standardized Test Preparation Questions - Do Chapter 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6 by Friday. Check your answers on Google!

Objectives for the Week of 4/28/2014:
Behavioral
1) While learning about ecosystems, become active, questioning, self-directed scientists.
Content
2) Describe the basic organization and relationships of food chains and food webs.
3) Recognize complex systems ideas in ecological systems.
4) Predict direct effects on species/populations found on food webs.
Practical/Creative
5) Practice note-taking techniques from non-fiction readings.
6) Identify and practice effective summarization techniques.

AGENDA
4/28/2014 - Starlogo: Modeling a Kelp Forest Ecosystem (continue)
4/29/2014 - Ecology/Evolution Unit Project Introduction
4/30/2014 - Starlogo: Modeling a Kelp Forest Ecosystem (finish) and discussion
5/1/2014 - Discussion of Questions from yesterday and Populations miniPresentation
5/2/2014 - Practice SAT II

HW:
For Thursday, Read and Annotate the reading on Keystone Species, How is the abalone affected by the Otters? What are the Complex Systems Themes in the Starlogo Model?
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Objectives for the Week of 4/14/2014:
Behavioral
1) While learning about ecosystems, become active, questioning, self-directed scientists.
Content
2) Describe the basic organization and relationships of food chains and food webs.
3) Recognize complex systems ideas in ecological systems.
4) Predict direct effects on species/populations found on food webs.
Practical/Creative
5) Practice note-taking techniques from non-fiction readings.
6) Identify and practice effective summarization techniques.

AGENDA
4/14/2014 - L1 note-taking strategies for non-fiction reading (using the text for vocabulary development, Cornell Notes, SQ3R), L2 note-taking strategies for non-fiction reading (Annotation), Symbiosis and Succession mini-lecture
4/15/2014 - Video, Reflect on the Video, Identify Complex Systems Themes, L3 mastery learning strategies (Reflection, Connections, Concept Mapping, Summarization Strategies), 3 Big Ideas in Ecology Summarization Strategy
4/16/2014 - Ecosystems Modeling - Starlogo: Modeling a Kelp Forest Ecosystem
4/17/2014 - Ecosystems Modeling - Starlogo: Modeling a Kelp Forest Ecosystem

HW:
For Wednesday, Read through the Modeling a Kelp Forest Ecosystem and answer the Pre-assessment questions shared through googledocs.

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Objectives for the Week of 4/7/2014
Behavioral
1) While learning about ecosystems, become active, questioning, self-directed scientists.
Content
2) Describe the basic organization and relationships of food chains and food webs.
3) Identify producers, consumers, and decomposers on a variety of food webs.
4) Solve simple food chains and food webs.
5) Predict direct effects on species/populations found on food webs.
6) Understand how humans fit into complex food webs.
7) Identify cycles of matter.
8) Describe the water cycle. Define transpiration.
9) Describe the carbon/oxygen cycle.
10) Relate the reactants and products of photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
11) Describe the nitrogen cycle.
12) Identify the role of legumes and bacteria in the nitrogen cycle.
13) Explain the concepts of nitrogen fixation and denitrification.
14) Describe the phosphorus cycle.
15) Describe the effect of limiting nutrients on ecosystems.
Practical/Creative
16) Take notes on presentations.
17) Use note packets.

DAILY AGENDA
4/7/2014 - Review Human Body Exam, Food Chains and Food Webs
4/8/2014 - Review Results from Human Body Project Reflections and the next steps for learning
4/9/2014 - Complete Food Chain and Food webs presentation (humans in the globe) - what is our trophic level?
4/10/2014 - Cycles of Matter
4/11/2014 - Cycles of Matter in Ecosystems DiscoveryEducation Video

HW
Monday Night - complete the on-line reflection form
Tuesday Night - none
Wednesday Night

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Objectives for the Week of 3/31/2014
Behavioral
1) While learning about human body systems, become active, questioning, self-directed scientists.
Content
2) Describe the basic function and anatomy all assigned systems.
3) Provide examples of homeostasis and biological feedback loops in the human body.
Practical/Creative
4) Use computer to complete assignments.
5) Provide a source of review for your content/topic of the human body for the class.

DAILY AGENDA
3/31/2014 - Review the Excretory System, Review the Unit Pre-Test
4/1/2014 - Discuss Study strategies, Play review games
4/2/2014 - Play review games
4/3/2014 - Human Body Unit Test
4/4/2014 - Preview the new unit - watch Planet Earth "Poles to Poles" (Read and take notes on p. 62-73)

Homework
Complete the Vocabulary Review Games
Study for your Exam


Objectives for the Week 3/17/2014:
Behavioral
1) While learning about human body systems, become active, questioning, self-directed scientists.
Content
2) Describe the basic function and anatomy of the endocrine system.
3) Provide examples of homeostasis and biological feedback loops in the human body.
Practical/Creative
4) Use computer to complete assignments.
5) Use microscope to investigate tissues of the human body.

DAILY AGENDA
3/17/2014 - Animal Intelligence (discoveryeducation.com)
3/18/2014 - How Science Works
3/19/2014 - How Science Works Part II - In Class Assignment:
Your goal as a team is to describe how your Human Body Science Investigation met the components of the How Science Works graphic organizer. In addition, explain - using evidence from your experiences - what you could do to bring some refinements to your Science Investigation. You may use Google to bring all of your information together. Refer to pages 1-8 of the How Science Works Website Link above to clarify ideas that you are considering for your explanation.
3/20/2014 - Tissues of the human body
3/21/2014 - Endocrine System and Feedback Loops

HOMEWORK
Read the Article "Asteroids and Dinosaurs" Observe How Science Works in the Article

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Objectives for the Week 3/10/2014:
Behavioral
1) While learning about the Human Body Systems, become active, questioning, self-directed scientists.
Content
2) Describe the basic function and anatomy of the human digestive system.
Practical/Scientific Skills
3) Analyze and Report on data from an experiment.

DAILY AGENDA
3/10/2014 - MCAS Question, Project Time, Assigning of Essay #3
3/11/2014 - MCAS Question, MiniLecture Digestive System, Review of Essay #2
3/12/2014 - MCAS Question, Game on Systems (nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive)
3/13/2014 - MCAS Question, Video Project Outline
3/14/2014 - Hand in Lab Reports (hardcopies due, only if not shared via google-docs)

HOMEWORK
3/10 - Essay #3 Assigned, Lab Report Assigned (DUE: 3/14)
3/12 - Essay #4 Assigned

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Objectives for the Week of 2/24/2014:
Behavioral
1) While learning about the Human Body Systems, become active, questioning, self-directed scientists.
Content
2) Describe the basic function and anatomy of the human respiratory system
Practical/Scientific Skills
3) Design an Experiment using an established protocol.
4) Use Vernier technology tools to make measurement of physiological phenomena.
5) Keep accurate records of protocols and data in a research notebook.

DAILY AGENDA:
3/3/2014 - The Respiratory System Lecture
3/4/2014 - Identification of the Lab Protocol
3/5/2014 - Design of the Experiment
3/6/2014 - Carry out Experiment/Collect Data
3/7/2014 - Perform Analysis of Data and Write up conclusion

HOMEWORK
For Wednesday - Daily Reflection and MCAS Essay Question #1
For Friday - Daily Reflections and MCAS Essay Question #2

DAILY AGENDA
2/24/2014 - Presentations for Science Fair
2/25/2014 - Presentations for Science Fair
2/26/2014 - Presentations for Science Fair
2/27/2014 - MHS Science Fair in Caron Theater
2/28/2014 - Work on Human Body Projects

Objectives for the Week of 2/10/2014:
SWBAT...
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Objectives for the Week of 2/3/2014-2/7/2014:
SWBAT...
1) Explain the structure of the Nervous System
2) Identify the relationship between the structures of the brain and human behavior/understanding of non-verbal communication
3) Identify and describe the mechanism of voluntary muscle and how it is controlled by motor neurons

DAILY AGENDA
2/3/2014 - Nervous System
2/4/2014 - Non-verbal Communication, Brain structures
2/5/2014 - Snow Day or Muscular System
2/6/2014 - Muscular System
2/7/2014 - Recap for the week, planning for the new project

HOMEWORK
1) Identify social behaviors and human non-verbal communications in advertisement - see the worksheet handout from class
2) Science Fair Project - Science Fair Thursday, February 27, 2014
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Objectives for the Week of 1/27/2014-1/31/2014:
SWBAT...
1) Complete MidTerm
2) Learn about new project
3) Evaluate which skills and topic they would like to explore and improve on for this project

1/27/2014 - Presentation from Modern Geneticists
1/28/2014 - Review for MidTerm (Trivia Game)
1/29/2014 - MidTerm
1/30/2014 - Introduction of new topic - Human Body
1/31/2014 - Pre-Test

Homework - Daily Reflections, Assigned work from groups, Study for MidTerm, Work on Science Fair Project, etc.
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Objectives for the Week (1/21/2014 - 1/24/2014):
SWBAT...
1) Successfully present their work.
2) Carefully listen and learn from their peers
3) Reflect on the progress made in learning
4) Discern what is the next step in their learning

DAILY AGENDA
1/21/2014 - Presentation from Experimental Biologists
1/22/2014 - Snow Day
1/23/2014 - Presentation from Miscroscopists
1/24/2014 - Presentation from Classical Geneticists
1/27/2014 - Presentation from Modern Geneticists

Once you have completed your presentation fill in this reflection form!


Homework
Review work from each group for Mid-Year Exam
Continue to work on Science Fair Project
MID-YEAR EXAM January 28 (snow date: January 29)

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Objectives for the Week (1/13/2014-1/17/2014):
SWBAT...
1) Become active, questioning, self-directed scientists.

DAILY AGENDA
1/13/2014 - Summarization and Communication Activities - See Classroom Instructional Technique Guide,
1/14/2014 -

Daily Reflection Questions

What biology content did you learn today? What non-biology content did you learn today? How did you problem solve? How did you communicate? How did you use technology? How did you collaborate? How has your confidence grown as a scientist today? Do you have any questions or problems to solve for Mr. Cieri? What do you plan to do tomorrow?

1/15/2014 - Finalize work
1/16/2014 - Begin Student Instruction on Work Reviewed
1/17/2014 - Continue Student Instruction on Work Reviewed

HOMEWORK
Science Fair Project Comments on other people's projects, work on fixing or addressing the comments on your own project, move ahead with experimentation/design challenges for your Science Fair Project.

Tuesday for Wednesday: Watch the Following Video - Use it to Reflect on where you are for your Science Fair Project and your Classroom Project. VIDEO
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Objectives for the Week (1/6/2014-1/10/2014)
SWBAT...
1) Collect Evidence for the Reproduction, Growth, and Development of Plant Cells.
2) Complete Self-Directed Projects on the Topics.

DAILY AGENDA
1/6/2014 - Welcome Back, Reminders about Science Fair Projects, Review of Week 2 Tasks, Rubric, Classroom Instructional Technique Guide
1/7/2014 - Review of Research Article, Work on Week 2 Tasks, Reflection Update
1/8/2014 - Review of Research Article, Work on Week 2 Tasks, Reflection Update
1/9/2014 - Review of Research Article, Work on Week 2 Tasks, Reflection Update
1/10/2014 - Review of Research Article, Work on Week 2 Tasks, Reflection Update

HOMEWORK
Share your Science Fair Project Proposal and Provide Feedback to 2 other group projects.

Next Week: Assessments!!!*
Daily Agenda Topics:
1/13/2014 - Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration- Experimental Biologists & Microscopists
1/14/2014 - Mitosis/Meiosis and Mendelian Genetics - Classical Geneticists
1/15/2014 - Transcription and Translation - Modern Geneticists
1/16/2014 - Wrap Up and Summary of Topics
1/17/2014 - Multiple Choice and Open Response Exam

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Objectives for Projects (12/20/2013-1/6/2014):

See the winning Exploravision Entry for grades 10-12! This will help you write your own project. Please submit projects via GoogleDocs and I will be able to make comments or corrections. I have registered as an advisor for the e-Cybermission, so you can select me as an advisor if you have set up an account. I will need to know what other competitions you will be participating in to get you registered and on track to compete.

Please send me an update/reflection re:how it has gone with the new class format (?) if you haven't already. Use GoogleDocs. I am setting up a group through Google+. This might be a better option for updates/questions and sending you homework updates (they will come through your google account) once you are a member of the group.

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Objectives for Lessons (Week of 12/9/2013 and Week of 12/16/2013):
SWBAT...
1) Collect evidence for photosynthesis and cellular respiration in plants.
2) Complete a self-directed investigation

DAILY AGENDA
12/9/2013 - Presentations of your New Cell City Projects
12/10/2013 - Reflections on projects and voting for the best projects
12/11/2013 - Discussion of upcoming projects
12/12/2013 - Selection of interest groups
12/13/2013 - Begin your project work - Click Here for the Scope of your Work
12/16/2013 - Work on your Tasks
12/17/2013 - Work on your Tasks
12/18/2013 - Work on your Tasks
12/19/2013 - Work on your Tasks
12/20/2013 - Tie up loose ends, write a reflection/log of learning so that you have a begun a plan to share your work for the next session

READING FOR MODERN GENETICS GROUPS
Reading 1
Reading 2

SCIENCE FAIR RESEARCH PROJECT
Rubric
Resources
Directory of Open Access Journals =
National Science Digital Library =
Public Library of Science =
Medford High School Library Media Sites (Gale Library Resources), See Topics (Environmental Studies, Science in Context, Expanded Academic ASAP) =

Examples
Video Tutorials
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Objectives for Lessons (Week of 12/2/2013):
SWBAT:
1) Differentiate between Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells
2) Relate cellular structure to function in cells and eukaryotic cellular organelles.
3) Develop an Analogy for learning a complex set of mechanisms.
4) Work in cooperative groups
5) Use technology to complete research, share information and collaborate, and construct a product that demonstrates learning.

DAILY AGENDA

12/2/2013 - Daily Activity Starter, 10-mins of video (Jia Jiang -Talks at Google via Youtube), New Cell City Handout
12/3/2013 - Daily Activity Starter, New Cell city Review of Cell Parts/Analogies, Assigning of Scenario
12/4/2013 - Daily Activity Starter, New Cell City Project, continuation of groupwork
12/5/2013 - Daily Activity Starter, New Cell City Classwork Project
12/6/2013 - Daily Activity Starter, Microscopy Part I, Pre-lab, Use of the Microscope in Lab Video
Homework:
DUE Monday, 12/9/2013 - Research Project Proposal, Paperwork for State Science and Engineering Fair, and Sign up for the National Competition you are choosing to participate in.
DUE Monday, 12/9/13 - New Cell City Classroom Presentations
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Objectives for Lessons (Week of 11/25/2013):
SWBAT...
1) Identify and summarize appropriate peer reviewed scientific articles for a research project.
2) Use technology to perform literature search.
3) Write a review of the literature and connect it to an independent project.
4) Write an experimental research proposal.

DAILY AGENDA:
11/25/2013: Daily Activity Starter, Use the computer to create a GoogleDoc, Share it with the Teacher
11/26/2013: Daily Activity Starter, Use the computer to create a Research Proposal, Share it with groupmates and the Teacher
11/27/2013: Daily Activity Starter, Use computers to create a Research Proposal
Homework:
Complete a Research Brainstorm in a GoogleDoc

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Objectives for Lessons (Week of 11/18/2013):

SWBAT...

1) Describe the structure/function relationship of the cell membrane.
2) Relate osmosis, diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport to the types of molecules necessary for transport.
3) Relate the Kinetic Molecular Theory to molecular models and systems to cell transport phenomena.
4) Wear Safety Proper Equipment.
5) Review and Explain Safety Rules for Laboratory Activities
6) Construct an experiment that tests one variable.

DAILY AGENDA

1/18/2013 - Agar Blue Intro. Review of Laboratory Safety Rules. Students will break into teams and prepare for lab.
11/19/2013 - Student Safety Review. Lab Experiment - Agar Blue Cells
11/20/2013 - Introduction to Scientific Research papers. Review of your project
11/21/2013 - Do your Lab
11/22/2013 - Analyze and Report your Results. Safety Quiz.

HOMEWORK
Due Friday, 11/22/2013, One Scientific paper summary related to your project
Due Monday, 11/25/2013, Lab Report for Agar Blue Cells

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Objectives for Lessons (Week of 11/12/2013):
SWBAT...

1) Identify the structure/function relationship between cell structures.
2) Describe the structure/function relationship of the cell membrane.
3) Relate osmosis, diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport to the types of molecules necessary for transport.
4) Relate the Kinetic Molecular Theory to molecular models and systems to cell transport phenomena.
DAILY AGENDA
11/12/2013 - Review Competition Information, Video (Dreams Deferred - Adobe YouthVoices), KTWL for EQ: Why do we need to know about the insides of a cell?"
11/13/2013 - Sugar Transport Day 1 - ToolBlox2 Activity (On-line Computational Model)
11/14/2013 - Sugar Transport Day 2
11/15/2013 - Connect Osmosis, Diffusion, Facilitated Diffusion from textbook to the computational model.

HW:
Due Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - Read/Outline pp. 184-189
Due Friday, November 15, 2013 - Pick a possible project, from the choices below, you would like to compete in.

LINKS FOR SCIENCE PROJECTS
Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair Archimedes Initiative (for video information)
eCybermission
The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition
Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Award
Adobe YouthVoices Program (Awards Competition)
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Objectives for Lessons (Week of 11/4/2013):
SWBAT...
1) Identify the function of enzymes in biological systems
2) Describe how changes in the environment of an enzyme changes to rate/output of the reaction
3) Collect and report the evidence from your experiment and state a conclusion
4) Synthesize and Apply the information from Unit 1 in a coherent scenario based essay.

DAILY AGENDA
11/4/2013 - Carry out experiment
11/5/2013 - No School
11/6/2013 - Report on evidence from your essay
11/7/2013 - Review of Lab Rubric w/Notebook Exemplars, Intro to SF Projects, First Draft of Essay
11/8/2013 - Final Draft of Essay

HW:
Due Friday, November 8, 2013 - First Draft of Essay


LINKS FOR SCIENCE PROJECTS
Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair Archimedes Initiative (for video information)
eCybermission
The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition
Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Award
Adobe YouthVoices Program (Awards Competition)
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Objectives for Lessons (Week of 10/28/2013):
SWBAT...
1) Identify the function of enzymes in biological systems
2) Describe how changes in the environment of an enzyme changes to rate/output of the reaction
3) Design a procedure to test an environmental factor's effect on enzyme activity
4) Write up the evidence from your experiment and state a conclusion

DAILY AGENDA

10/28/2013 - Lorenzo's Oil - Questions Part 3
10/29/2013 - What's Wrong with Leah K?
10/30/2013 - Enzymes - Video Experiments -
Explain #1, Experiment #1, Experiment #2, Experiment #3 , Experiment #4 Experiment #5

10/31/2013 - Procedure for Group Experiment on Enzyme Action/Effect of Environment
11/1/2013 - Conduct Group Experiment on Enzyme Action/Effect of Environment

HOMEWORK
For Tuesday 10/29/2013, Reflect on Meaning of Lorenzo's Oil, Complete Excel Spreadsheet with data and graphs and conclusion for Simulation of Enzyme Activity
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Objectives for Lessons (Week of 10/21/2013):
SWBAT...
1) Identify the function of enzymes in biological systems
2) Describe how changes in the environment of an enzyme changes to rate/output of the reaction
3) Use excel to record data from a simulation experiment and construct graphs
4) Write up the analysis and conclusions using evidence from their simulated experiment

DAILY AGENDA

10/21/2013 - Enzyme Activity Simulation. What effect does the environment have on an enzyme-catalyzed reaction?
10/22/2013 - Enzyme Activity Simulation
10/23/2013 - Enzyme Activity Simulation
10/24/2013 - Quiz, Lorenzo's Oil - Questions Part 1
10/25/2013 - Lorenzo's Oil - Questions Part 2

Homework -
For 10/29/2013 - Enzyme Activity Simulation

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Objectives for the Lessons this Week:
SWBAT...
1) Identify enzymes and their biological function
2) Identify factors that affect the function of enzymes
3) Carry out a complex systems simulation of enzymes
4) Carry out an inquiry based computer simulation of enzyme function
5) Record data about their simulation and write a report about their findings

DAILY AGENDA
10/15/2013 - What is a Chemical Bond? Enzymes Videos: Enzyme Video 1 (analogical reasoning) and Enzyme Video 2
10/16/2013 - Introductory Video, Enzyme Activity: Chew on this! Day 1
10/17/2013 - Enzyme Activity: Chew on this! Day 2 - Debrief
10/18/2013 - Enzyme Activity Simulation

HOMEWORK
Due Thursday - Completed ToolBlox2 Activity Packet
Due Friday - What is an Enzyme? Write an introduction to Enzymes using your textbook, videos, and discussions from Tuesday and Wednesday in class.
Due Next Monday - The Lab Experience Report of Enzyme Activity Simulation

EXTRA VIDEO: Neil DeGrasse Tyson: A fascinatingly disturbing thought
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Objectives for the Lessons this week:
SWBAT...
1) identify complex systems ideas and examples - Self-Organization, Self-Renewal, dynamic stability
2) correctly use the on-line software "Toolblox" to model complex systems

DAILY AGENDA
10/7/2013 - Complex Systems Videos - Complex Systems Introductory Videos - Starling Murmuration, Amoeba Movement, Clouds in the Sky Time Lapse
10/8/2013 - Intro "What is it?", Complex Systems Readings - "Soccer Championships" and "Dirt" [excerpts]
10/9/2013 - Complex Systems Participatory Simulation - Swords and Shields, Re-cap Video: NOVA Origins.
10/10/2013 - Complex Systems Simulations - Catching Flies, Toolblox2 On-line Applet
10/11/2013 - Complex Systems Simulations - Catching Flies

Homework
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Objectives for the Lessons this week:
SWBAT...
1) recognize the primary elements found in living things (CHONPS)
2) identify and describe basic types of ORGANIC MOLECULES.
3) identify and describe the structure, functions and examples of the four classes of organic molecules.
4) properly write about their scientific claims using the C.E.R. framework


DAILY AGENDA
9/30/2013 - Lecture on the Classes of Organic Molecules
[[tel:10/1/2013|10/1/2013]] - C.E.R. Framework
[[tel:10/2/2013|10/2/2013]] - Proteins and Review of Key Ideas
[[tel:10/3/2013|10/3/2013]] - Review Day
[[tel:10/4/2013|10/4/2013]] - TEST

HW
For Wednesday: Make a study guide for your upcoming test on Chapter 2 Sections 1, 2, and 3
For Thursday: Complete the sample Study Guide
For Friday: TEST DAY


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Objectives for the Lessons this week:
SWBAT...
1) recognize the primary elements found in living things.
2) identify and describe basic types of atomic bonds (covalent bonds and "Carbon").
3) identify and describe the structure and functions of the four classes of organic molecules.
4) test for a variety of carbohydrates using qualitative chemical testing and standard laboratory operating procedures.
5) properly document laboratory experimentation
6) use safety precautions
7) dispose chemicals according to instructions (verbal)
8) write a lab experience report
9) collaborate and present formally to their classmates their 'discoveries'

DAILY AGENDA
9/23/2013 - Biograph paperwork, Chemical Compounds Game
9/24/2013 - Carbon and Organic Molecules, Chemical Compounds Probe
9/25/2013 - Introduction to Carbohydrates Lab
9/26/2013 - How To Write a Lab Experience Report
9/27/2013 - Presentation of A5 Project - What's in your Food?

HW
For Wednesday: BioGraph paperwork, Pre-Lab for Introduction to Carbohydrates
For Thursday:
For Friday: Project
For Monday: Laboratory Experience Report


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OBJECTIVES
Objectives (Week of 9/16/2013),SWBAT:
1) describe the basic structure of atoms.
2) identify the properties of water (hydrogen bonding, polar molecule, adhesion, cohesion, universal solvent, pH)
3) understand formal science from reading and outlining a textbook
4) ask relevant questions
5) discuss individually and in groups information
Objectives for the Lessons (Week of 9/9/2013):
SWBAT...
1) describe the basic goals of science and how scientists use observation, inferences, and controlled experiments to investigate and understand nature.
2) describe generally what are the characteristics of living things.
3) identify the basic tools and procedures biologists use in observing living things and while they conduct experimentation.

AGENDA
9/9/2013 - Mini-Lecture: What is Science? (Chapter 1-1), Complex Systems Activity - Turn and Walk
9/10/2013 - Debrief - Complex Systems, Computational Model of Turn and Walk, Content Survey Questions (BioGraph)
9/11/2013 - Review of HW - How do Scientists Work? (Ch 1-2)
9/12/2013 - Review of HW - "Studying Life" (Ch.1-3), Complex Systems Thinking Video, Review for Test
9/13/2013 - Test
9/16/2013 - BioGraph Survey Questions, Review of Laboratory Safety Rules
9/17/2013 - No School
9/18/2013 - Properties of Atoms
9/19/2013 - Properties of Water
9/20/2013 - Review of Test, Ionic Compounds Game
HOMEWORK, Week of 9/16/2013
For Wednesday: Read/Outline pp. 35-39 Answer Questions p. 57 #1-3, 11-13
For Thursday: Read/Outline pp. 40-43 Answer Questions p. 57 #4-5, 15-17
For Friday: Read/Outline pp. 44-48 Answer Questions p. 57 #6-8, 18-21
HOMEWORK, Week of 9/9/2013
For Tuesday: Read pp. 3-7
For Wednesday: Read pp. 8-14, Complete p. 31, Question #1-7, 11-15
For Thursday: Read pp. 16-22, Complete p. 31, Question #8,9, 18, 19, 21, 24
For Friday: Read pp. 24-28, Complete p. 33, Question # 1-6 and TEST #1

Suggested Websites for this Unit
Understanding Science
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