Finish your THIEVE notes for Chapter 5, Section 1... remember to answer your end of section questions in complete sentences...
We will continue to explore natural selection and evidence for evolution tomorrow...
Are you like a white mouse in the white sands... or a brown mouse in the same... Strength and intelligence will get you somewhere... but adaptation gets you EVERYWHERE!
And all I wanted was 6 phases of mitosis in a flipbook... pretty impressive!
We will be in the writing center on Friday to type our letters. Work on the rough draft tonight:
Paragraph #1 - genetic cause
Paragraph #2 - symptoms
Paragraph #3 - treatments/life expectancy
Paragraph #4 - challenges in raising the child AND include internet sites for information and support group
We did flipbooks, Mr. Eash's class made videos... yes he is cooler than me. Watch them... they are good.
BUT just in case you were hoping to catch up on your current events here are 3 more that you can use for December OR January!
Molecular robot mimics life's protein builder
Gene therapies correct the genetic code
Glass gem corn (yes I know this is from May, but it just fit too well with genetics)
Grades are finally all up to date and many of you will choose to fix your Genetics Quiz #2 on Tuesday before you begin your research...
Many of you can get all that missing work completed so those zeroes don't add up!! You may also choose to watch movies... GENETICS THEMED movies (all are PG-13):
Jurassic Park: The Lost World
Island of Lost Souls
Planet of the Apes
(and for those of you who want to watch WITH YOUR PARENTS' PERMISSION due to the R rating: Boys from Brazil, Splice, Code 46, and Blade Runner)
Of course there are also many genetics themed books as well... however you do only have a 3 day weekend and many of you would take longer to read those (but search and find them anyway!!!!). Feel free to add any movies (and books) YOU have found by commenting to this post OR sending me a message via the contacts link. Have a great break!
Study your notes, review Chapters 3 and 4, read over the end of chapter questions, write notes if you haven't done so yet, define all the "key terms" in your glossary for reference, complete the Punnett worksheets so you know what you are doing (and more importantly know what help to ask for tomorrow BEFORE the quiz).
Remember all December and January current events have the theme from today's reading of Advances in Genetics. Tonight is time better spent on preparing for the quiz... but THIS WEEKEND is prime for getting current events caught up!
Appreciate the sunshine too...
Nice job today with the flip of a coin kids. Finish your Punnetts Worksheet tonight as well as any other missing work! (click here for background music while you work)
Tomorrow we discuss advances in genetics, and Friday quiz time once again.
P.S. some of you STILL have not finished your flipbooks! DO THEM!!!
RETIRED Science Teacher
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