Monday, September 22, 2014
Identify the basic elements found in living things.
Understand the name, structure and examples of organic molecules (carbohydrates, lipids).

1) Pennies F. Assessment - NOVA Science NOW Video Clip of Atoms
2) Discussion and basics about the chemistry of life (Links to Lecture: Part 1 and Part 2 )
3) Formulating questions about molecules

Read and outline ch 2-3 up to lipids only*
*Students who scored 78% or below on quiz should take and do the review sheet

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Relate structure of organic molecules to function (carbohydrates, lipids).

1) "Molecules" F.A and HW Check
2) Quick Review of Vocab and Concepts
3) Structure of Molecules Discussion
4) Summary

Review yesterday's assignment in light of information shared today. Write a 1 paragraph summarizer for the question:

What characteristics of the atom of carbon allow it to have such a flexible structure? How does this contribute to its function? Give examples from the reading and notes.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Identify the source of carbohydrates in the diet of animals
Describe the consequences of indigestible foods on digestion and the environment
Relate the structure of carbohydrates to the function

1) Hand in HW and Read Part I - Of cows and carbs, Complete the questions 1-4 on back
2) Review responses through class dialogue/participation
3) Part II - Label Analysis
4) Summarizer

Finish the questions from today's Part II - Label Analysis Worksheet

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Identify and describe the characteristics of Carbohydrates as organic molecules.
Identify and describe the characteristics of Lipids as organic molecules.
Carry out Unit Conversions

1) Multiple Choice F.A. Questions
2) Review HW Questions from Part II - Label Worksheet
3) Review of characteristics of carbon paragraph w/writing suggestions
4) "How much are you worth?" Calculation Activity (Unit Conversions)

Study for quiz on elements found in living things, characteristics of Carbon, Organic Molecules, Valence Electrons, Carbohydrates, Simple Sugars, Complex Carbohydrates

Friday, September 26, 2014
- Assess understanding of elements found in living things, characteristics of carbon, organic molecules, valence electrons, carbohydrates, simple sugars, complex carbohydrates
- Get Practical Experience with a Lab Activity

Quiz on Ch 2-3 Vocab and Concepts
Finish How much are you worth?
Laboratory Activity: Tiny Bubbles


On-Line Enrichment Assignment: EXPLORE: Glow in the Dark Water, Take pictures and web video explaining some of the science behind it and get some Earned Time Credit!