If you are caught up... (or even if you aren't)... THIS is an interesting finding of how
reading fiction is amazing to our brains... GO SCIENCE! GO READING! GO LEARNING!
Not sure what to do TO get caught up? READ THIS POST
Monday read about Punnett Squares, added vocab, completed End of Section questions p. 89.
Tuesday we continued with a punnett practice worksheet...
Wednesday IF you were done with practice you got the Bikini Bottom Genetics page to complete (if you still don't have this worksheet make sure practice work is done Tuesday so I can clear you for next steps.
Thursday in class THIEVE work (including end of section questions p. 96)- put notes on page 88 of your notebook!
Friday we added a venn diagram comparing MITOSIS with MEIOSIS (p. 90 of your notebook)... compare and contrast the cell numbers, what happens with chromosomes, what steps or phases, and the reason or purpose for each cell process.
Enjoy the long weekend to get all caught up! I will check progress and completion on Tuesday. Be aware that required detention will be Thursday, February 20th IF YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT UP... Being held in the library does not excuse any missing work...
Hopefully today you worked well and wrote some THIEV notes... make sure to use loose leaf paper AND complete sentences to answer p. 96 End of Section.
Tomorrow we will examine MEIOSIS more closely (and contrast with MITOSIS).
IF you have been missing class for social studies/english you are NOT given extra time... work must be done and it will reflect in your work ethic grade.
Good thing there is a long weekend coming up!
Tonight you should be working on your Bikini Bottom Genetics "test"... (must get from me... can't download!)
Maybe you finished it in class... if so, GOOD JOB!!!
Maybe you are working on it tonight... if so, FINISH!!!
Maybe you didn't start yet because you are finishing the Punnett Squares practice page... if so, KEEP WORKING!! I will check progress tomorrow.
Maybe you still are doing p. 89 End of Section Questions... if so GET THIS DONE BECAUSE YOU ARE VERY VERY VERY BEHIND!!! You can't move on until questions are done...
We are ALL going to be working on the next section: Meiosis... THIEVE notes will be done in class (and possible TOMORROW's homework to wrap it up...
Yes they are complex... and yet they are also simple...
Tonight's work is to complete the Punnett Practice worksheet... IF you were gone from class OR if you didn't grab a sheet... HERE it is (print... two sided). THIS calculator may be of help (kinda like Gene Screen app today)...
Tomorrow we move on with our understanding of Punnett squares... This time we leave human traits and purple people eaters aside and we go deep down to Bikini Bottom!
You need to have your p. 89 work complete before you move on... Do your job kids... do your job!!!
I don't even want to predict! :(
Today we applied understanding of Mendel's Work to predicting the probability that certain traits will pass along. We use a Punnett Square.
We read pages 84-89 together AND added all the bolded words to our glossary (yes... definition too...). We also wrote the 5 steps to completing a Punnett Square on our notebook p. 85 (you should copy that too if you weren't in class today!). Homework tonight is to complete the End of Section Questions on p. 89 (#1a, b, c, 2 a, b, c, 3 a, b, 4, and 5). Use complete sentences on loose leaf paper!
Do you need a little more explanation for today's topic? Watch THIS Ted-Ed.
Hopefully I have your End of Section Questions for page 81... otherwise wrap up the basics of genetics and heredity in your notes and glossary...
Eye color is one characteristic we often use to explain dominant and recessive traits in humans, but it actually is a bit more complex (so many different layers of pigment in the eye). THIS ARTICLE is interesting about the recessive blue eye color (from a mutation!).
Next week we explore probabilities of traits passing along... Punnett squares! Enjoy the weekend... okay?!?!
Today we evaluated a bit of what you know (or don't know) of the metric system from yesterday. Good news is we shall measure more as the year continues.
IF you didn't quite have your notes or vocab done today... FINISH and show me tomorrow for an updated score. IF you didn't finish your End of Section Questions from p. 81 you should tonight.
Some of you STILL are missing last week's work!!!
Last night to get registration forms filled in and SIGNED...
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Fun to do some metric measurements today... save those papers because there will be a POP QUIZ tomorrow (even though I told you many will be surprised!)
Finish up your THIEV notes for Mendel's Work pages 76-81. I will check your notes AND your vocabulary.
Tomorrow End of Section Questions p. 81.
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