Monday, February 23, 2015
  • Present relationships between and among variables in appropriate forms.
  • Use results of an experiment to develop a conclusion to an investigation that addresses the initial questions and supports or refutes the stated hypothesis.
  • Develop descriptions of and explanations for scientific concepts that were the focus of one or more investigations.
  • Review information, explain statistical analysis, and summarize data collected and analyzed as the result of an investigation.

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  2. Continue with Presentations

Reflection Form

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
  • Identify the function of the Nervous System
  • Identify the major structures of the Nervous System
  • Describe how a neuron transmits an electrochemical signal
  • Describe the structure of the synapse and how a neuron passes its signal from one cell to the next

  1. Do Now - The case of Phineas Gage
  2. Instructional modules:
    1. The structure and function of the nervous system
    2. The neuron
    3. The synapse

Textbook reading and outline - Chapter 35 - (section 1 AND 3)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
  • Identify the major organs of the nervous system
  • Identify the major sense organs
  • Unify the understanding of the structure/function of a neuron with the structures of the sense organs

  1. Do now - Empty Body Picture - fill in where organs or senses are found on your body
  2. Instructional Module:
    1. Overview of Taste, Smell, and Touch
    2. In-depth - Structures of the Senses - Examples - the Eye, the Ear
  3. Individual work - relate parts to functions - Descriptive Paragraph of one sense and how it works - turn in at end of class - to be completed in next class session

Homework (DUE FRIDAY):
Choice Assignment (A or B):
A) Illustration of the eye or ear -
B) Additional Paragraph - Choose 1 -
B1) Compare the function/structure of a photographic camera to that of the human eye.
B2) How does a hearing aid's structure improve the function of the human ear?

Thursday, February 26, 2015
  • Gather relevant information from print and digital sources
  • Integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas,
  • Avoid plagiarism and follow a standard format for citation.

MHS/MVTHS Science and Engineering Fair
Continuation of Writing assignment

Explore the Website: Your Inner Fish
1) How did color vision evolve? (Hint: Bring your pointer to the interactive human eye and read through the information)
2) What are the similarities of STRUCTURE between a shark brain and a human brain? (Watch the Video: Our fishy brain)
3) What is the connection between how a reptile eats and how humans hear? (Hint turn the interactive human to its side and point to where you would find its ear and watch the video and read the information)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Practice Exam 1 -
freshmen - MCAS
sophomores - SAT II

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Review of Answers for Practice Exam 1 -