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

Agenda:
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

HW:
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
Objective:
Relate structure of organic molecules to function (carbohydrates, lipids).

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

HW:
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
Objective:
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

Agenda:
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

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


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

Agenda:
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)

HW:
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
Objective:
- 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

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

HW:

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!