Monday, January 5, 2015

Objectives:
- Describe the cell cycle and the process of mitosis.
- Explain the process of mitosis's importance in maintaining chromosome number during asexual reproduction.
- Explain the role of mitosis in the formation of new cells.

Agenda:
1) Opener - How to make a PBJ sandwich.
2) Interactive Discussion - Mitosis - what is it?, how does it work?, where does it happen?, why does it happen?, when does it happen? what does it look like?
3) Student Processing Time
4) Wrap Up - Exit Ticket and take info on Engrade for access to grading

Homework:
1) Science Research Project -
Begin your data collection -
1) Need to have a dedicated marble notebook,
2) Need to take pictures of experiments as you go
3) Write the date, procedures you followed and data you collected for each day sequentially in pen (no erasing)

2) Mid-year Exam Review Sheet for Unit 1 - Chemistry of Life and Scientific Process Skills

3) Quizlet Vocabulary Review - use Ch 10 - Vocabulary Only

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Objectives:
- Explain the importance of meiosis in sexual reproduction.
- Explain how gametes form diploid zygotes in the process of fertilization.
- Describe how the process of meiosis results in the formation of haploid cells.

Agenda:
1) Opener - Concept Question (PB291x1 - p. 117 "Egg")
2) Interactive Discussion - Meiosis - what is it?, how does it work?, where does it happen?, why does it happen?, when does it happen?, what does it look like?
3) Student Processing Time
4) Wrap Up - Exit Ticket

Homework:

1) Science Research Project - Begin your data collection - 1) Need to have a dedicated marble notebook, 2) Need to take pictures of experiments as you go


2) Mid-year Exam Review Sheet for Unit 1 - Chemistry of Life and Scientific Process Skills - check your answers here

3) Mitosis - Video worksheet


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Objectives:
- Observe Cells undergoing mitosis using a microscope.
- Hypothesize whether selected images are from normal or cancerous cells.
- Describe how tumor/cancer cells differ from normal cells.

Agenda:
1) Introduce the Laboratory Experience
2) Assign students to groups and roles
3) Work on lab
4) Clean up
5) Complete the Exit Ticket

Homework:
1) Science Research Project - Begin your data collection - 1) Need to have a dedicated marble notebook, 2) Need to take pictures of experiments as you go

2) Meiosis - Video Worksheet


Thursday, January 8, 2015 - NO SCHOOL TOO COLD!!!

Objectives:
- Observe Cells undergoing mitosis using a microscope.
- Hypothesize whether selected images are from normal or cancerous cells.
- Describe how tumor/cancer cells differ from normal cells.

Agenda:
1) Allow students to return to lab work
2) Students use their data to prepare their Argument
3) Students hand in their Claim, Evidence and Reasoning


Homework:
1) Science Research Project - Begin your data collection - 1) Need to have a dedicated marble notebook, 2) Need to take pictures of experiments as you go

2) Quizlet Vocabulary Review - use Ch 10 - Vocabulary Only

Friday, January 9, 2015

Objectives:
- Assess our understanding of mitosis and meiosis
- Assess our understanding of tumor/cancer cells and how they differ from normal cells.

Agenda:
1) Assessment Quiz
2) Concept Question (PB193x4 - p. 105 "Chicken Egg")


Homework:
1) Science Research Project - Begin your data collection - 1) Need to have a dedicated marble notebook, 2) Need to take pictures of experiments as you go
2) __Mid-year Exam Review Sheet for Unit 2__ - Part 1: Prokaryotic vs Eukaryotic Cells


(NEXT WEEK) Mid-year Exam Review Sheet for Unit 2 - Part 2: Eukaryotic Cell Components (NEXT WEEK)