Daily Classwork /Homework

The date shown is the day the assignment was started in class.  I am trying to keep homework to a minimum this year in science class.  Homework will mostly consist of science work that students did not finish during class time Students work at different paces so the amount of time may vary, but should not exceed 20 minutes. Please realize however, that if a student is not taking full potential of the time given in class, it may be more.   Students will continue to need to study for test/quizzes at home as well. 


Classwork/Homework:

Check the "Handout/Documents" link for digital copies.


Friday, December 6th

* All Gizmo Labs should be finished up for Monday's assessment (copies are avialable under handouts link)

Today in class we worked on a Punnet Square Review

Thursday, December 5th

* All Gizmo Labs should be finished up for Monday's assessment.

Today in class we continued to work on an "Chicken Genetics" Gizmo Lab

Wednesday, December 4th

* None 

Today in class we worked on an "Chicken Genetics" Gizmo Lab


Tuesday, November 26th:

* None - Have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the break!

Today in class we continued to work on an "Mouse Genetics" Gizmo Lab

Monday, November 25th:

* Finish Punnett Square Review #1 if not finished in class (assigned Friday 11/22)

Today in class we worked on an "Mouse Genetics" Gizmo Lab


Friday, November 22nd:

* None

Today in class we worked on an "Inheritance" Gizmo Lab

Thursday, November 21st:

* None

Today in class we worked on an "Inheritance" Gizmo Lab

Wednesday, November 20th:

* None

Today in class we reviewed/discussed the 8-2 Guided Notes on "Understanding Inheritance"

Tuesday, November 19th:

* Finish 8-2 Guided Notes and/or Vocabulary if not finished in class today.

Today in class we continued to work on 8-2 Guided Notes "Understanding Inheritance" and Vocabulary

Monday, November 18th:

*None

 Today in class we worked on 8-2 Guided Notes "Understanding Inheritance"


Friday, November 15th:

* None

* Optional Bonus Assignment due Monday 11/18 (data is in "Handouts" link)

 Today in class we learned about some of the greatest discoveries in Genetics

Thursday, November 14th:

* None

* Optional Bonus Assignment due Monday 11/18 (data is in "Handouts" link)

 Today in class we finished the graph for the "Inventory of Traits" data 

Wednesday, November 13th:

* None

* Optional Bonus Assignment due Monday 11/18 (data is in "Handouts" link)

 Today in class we graphed the "Inventory of Traits" data 

Tuesday, November 12th:

* None

 Today in class did an "Inventory of Traits" activity

Monday, November 11th:

* No School - Veteran's Day


Friday, November 8th:

*No School - Full Day Professional Develpment Day

Thursday, November 7th:

* None

 Today in class reviewed/discussed 8-1 notes

Wednesday, November 6th:

* DNA Lab due Thursday 11/7 (assigned 11/4)

* Finish 8-1 Guided Notes if not finished in class today.

 Today in class we worked on 8-1 Guided Notes "Mendel and his Peas"

Tuesday, November 5th:

* DNA Lab due Thursday 11/7 (assigned 11/4)

 Today in class reviewed 8-3 notes

Monday, November 4th:

* DNA Lab due Thursday 11/7

 Today in class we drew models of  the DNA and RNA models we made in class and did lad assessment questions


Friday, November 1st:

* None - No School - Power Outage

Thursday, October 31st:

* Reminder...8-3 Vocabulary due tomorrow

 Today in class we built models of DNA and RNA

Wednesday, October 30th:

* 8-3 Vocabulary due Friday 

* Have a bag of colored mini-marshmallows 

 Today in class we watched a video clip on DNA Replication and worked on 8-3 vocabulary

Tuesday, October 29th:

* Have a bag of colored mini-marshmallows for Friday's class (see letter here)

 Today in class we reviewed/discussed the 8-3 guided notes 

Monday, October 28th:

*  Finish Chapter 8-3 Guided Notes "DNA and Genetics" if not completed in class.

 Today in class we worked on 8-3 Guided Notes "DNA and Genetics"


Friday, October 25th:

*  Chapter 7 TEST on Friday 10/25

 Today in class we completed the Chapter 7 Test

Thursday, October 24th (1/2 day):

*  Chapter 7 TEST on Friday 10/25

 Today in class we reviewed for the Chapter 7 Test

Wednesday, October 23rd:

*  Chapter 7 TEST on Friday 10/25

 Today in class we reviewed for the test with a Ch. 7 Jeopardy Review Game

Tuesday, October 22nd:

*  Chapter 7 TEST on Friday 10/25

* Finish the Reproduction Foldable if not finished in class today.

 Today in class we worked on a Reproduction Foldable/Study Aide

Monday, October 21st:

*  Chapter 7 TEST on Friday 10/25

 Today in class we worked on a Reproduction Foldable/Study Aide


Friday, October 18th:

* Finish 7-1  Vocabulary if not finished in class today.

* Announced Chapter 7 TEST on Friday 10/25

 Today in class we worked on the vocabulary for 7-1 and 7-2

Thursday, October 17th:

* None

 Today in class we discussed/reviewed the 7-2 Notes on Asexual Reproduction

Wednesday, October 16th:

* Finish 7-2 Guided Notes if not finished in class

 Today in class we work on the Chapter 7-2 Guided Notes "Asexual Reproduction"

Tuesday, October 15th:

*Complete Mitosis vs Meiosis Video Review WS if not completed in class

 Today in class we reviewed Mitosis and Meiosis with a video clip

Monday, October 14th:

* No School - Columbus Day


Friday, October 11th:

* None - Have a great long weekend!

 Today in class we reviewed/discussed the Chapter 7-1 Notes

Tursday, October 10th:

* Finish Chapter 7-1 Guided Notes if not finished in class

 Today in class we continued to work on Chapter 7-1 Guided Notes

Wednesday, October 9th:

* None

 Today in class we worked on Chapter 7-1 Guided Notes 

Tuesday, October 8th:

* None

 Today in class we completed the Chapter 11 Unit Test

Monday, October 7th:

* Chapter 11 Test - Tuesday, October 8th (announced October 1st)

 Today in class we reviewed for the Chapter 11 Test with a Jeopardy Game (Jeopardy Review Game is under PPT Tab)


Friday, October 4th:

* Chapter 11 Test - Tuesday, October 8th (announced October 1st)

 Today in class we finished our Chemical Changes Lab

Thursday, October 3rd:

* Chapter 11 Test - Tuesday, October 8th (announced October 1st)

 Today in class we started a "Chemical Changes" lab

Wednesday, October 2nd:

* Chapter 11 Test - Tuesday, October 8th (announced October 1st)

 Today in class we discussed/took notes on exothermic and endothermic reactions and conservation of mass.

Tuesday, October 1st:

* Chapter 11 Test - Tuesday, October 8th (announced October 1st)

 Today in class we reported out our data and identified substances in the "Mystery Powder" Lab.

Monday, September 30th:

* Finish Mystery Powder Lab if not finished in class 

 Today in class we continued to work on our  "Mystery Powder" Lab using physical and chemical properties.


Friday, September 27th:

* None

 Today in class we started a "Mystery Powder" Lab using physical and chemical properties.

Thursday, September 26th:

* None

* 1/2 Day for students (Professinal Development Day)

 Today in class reviewed "Matter" with a video clip/questions

Wednesday, September 25th:

* 11-3 and 11-4 Vocabulary (4 words) due tomorrow (assigned Monday 9/23)

 Today in class we reviewed/discussed 11-3 and 11-4 Guided Notes - Physical and Chemical Changes

Tuesday, September 24th:

* Finish 11-3 and 11-4 Guided Notes if not finished for Wednesday

* Finish 11-3 and 11-4 Vocabulary (4 words) if not finished for Wednesday

 Today in class we worked on 11-3 " Physical Changes" and 11-4 " Chemical Properties and Changes" Guided Notes

Monday, September 23rd:

* Finish 11-3 and 11-4  Guided Notes if not finished in class today and tomorrow for Wednesday

* Have 11-3 and 11-4 Vocabulary (4 words) done for Wednesday.

 Today in class we worked on 11-3 " Physical Changes" and 11-4 " Chemical Properties and Changes" Guided Notes


Friday, September 19th:

* None

Today in class we completed an "Element, Compound, Mixture Identification" Lab Assessment

Thursday, September 18th:

* None (Note: - if you did not finish the lab in class, finish it tonight - link to station pictures is under PowerPoint Tab)

Today in class we worked on our "Element, Compound, Mixture Identification" Lab Stations

Wednesday, September 17th:

* None

Today in class we worked on our "Element, Compound, Mixture Identification" Lab Stations

Tuesday, September 16th:

*  11-2 Vocabulary and Graphic Organizer due tomorrow! (assigned 9/15)

Today in class we worked reviewed /discusssed 11-2 Guided Notes

Monday, September 15th:

* Element and Compound Gumdrop Lab due Tuesday, Sept. 17th (assigned 9/12)

*  11-2 Vocabulary and Graphic Organizer due Wednesday if not finished in class.

Today in class we worked reviewed Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures and completed a  Physical Properties Graphic Organizer


Friday, September 13th:

* Element and Compound Gumdrop Lab due Tuesday, Sept. 17th (assigned 9/12)

 Today in class we worked on 11-2 " Physical Properties" Guided Notes

Thursday, September 12th:

* Element and Compound Gumdrop Lab due Tuesday, Sept. 17th

*Today in class we worked on a lab buidling models of elements, compounds, and mixtures.

Wednesday, September 11th:

* None

Today in class we worked on a lab buidling models of elements, compounds, and mixtures.

Tuesday, September 10th:

*Reminder ....  Gumdrops/"Dots" needed on Wed 9/11 for a lab - show your parents the letter!

Today in class we had a 11-1 and Atoms Note Check

Monday, September 9th:

* Finish classwork if needed - Vocabulary due tomorrow, Worksheets due Wed 9/11

*Reminder ....  Gumdrops/"Dots" needed on Wed 9/11 for a lab - show your parents the letter!

Today in class we reviewed element, compounds and mixtures with models and review worksheets.


Friday, September 6th:

* None

*Reminder ....  Gumdrops/"Dots" needed on Wed 9/11 for a lab - show your parents the letter!

Today in class we reviewed/discussed 11-1 Guided Notes - Classfying Matter

Thursday, September 5th:

* Finish 11-1 Guided Notes if needed

* Reminder...Author's Page due tomorrow!  (assigned 8/28)

* Gumdrops/"Dots" needed on Wed 9/11 for a lab - show your parents the letter!

Today in class we worked on 11-1 Guided Notes "Classifying Matter"

Wednesday, September 4th:

* Finish Atoms Vocabulary and "Atoms Family" Review Worksheets started in class

* Reminder...Author's Page due Friday 9/6 (assigned 8/28)

* Gumdrops/"Dots" needed on Wed 9/11 for a lab - show your parents the letter!

Today in class we worked on Atoms Vocabulary and "Atoms Family" Review Worksheet

Tuesday, September 3rd:

* Reminder...Author's Page due Friday 9/6 (assigned 8/28)

* Gumdrops/"Dots" needed on Wed 9/11 for a lab - show your parents the letter!

Today in class we worked on Atomic Structure and the model of the atom.


Friday, August 30th:

* None - Have a Nice LONG Weekend!

Today in class we reviewed/discussed NOS - Lesson 1 Guided Notes

Thursday, August 29th:

* Have Classroom Policies Sheet signed/returned for Friday 8/30

* Finish NOS - Lesson 1 Guided Notes if not finished in class.

Today in class we worked on NOS - Lesson 1 Guided Notes (modeled in class)

Wedensday, August 28th:

* Have Classroom Policies Sheet signed/returned for Friday 8/30

* Author's Page due Friday, September 6th (assigned 8/28)

Today in class we set up our binders and worked on our Author's Page

Tuesday, August 27:

* Have Materials for Binder Set up (Binder, Dividers) for tomorrow

Today in class we reviewed classroom policies with a Scavenger Hunt