March 31st, 2014
March 30th, 2014
March 29th, 2014
For all those travelers out there!
We made it! Enjoy the break kids... I will continue with updates most days... check in for a laugh!
Some of you have a bit of work to catch up on... otherwise just relax and enjoy the time off!
Virus related reading for your spring break:
Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Panic in Level 4 by Richard Preston
Deadly Harvest by Leonard Goldberg
Deadly Exposure by Leonard Goldberg
Vector by Robin Cook
Mindbend by Robin Cook
How about a movie?
Outbreak R (language)
World War Z PG-13
I Am Legend PG-13
March 28th, 2014
The data below is a little old... but it also shows the importance and value of vaccination. Remember to look for viruses in the news AND make a model IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO. We shall discuss anyway!
Tomorrow we finish the video and wrap up viruses. Conference sheet? Critter? End of Section Q's p. 24?
March 27th, 2014
Today we began our study of viruses. For those of you who were absent today you may read pages 40-46 in the textbook and create a venn diagram on page 112 of your notebook comparing viruses to living things (we did another set of notes on page 111, but you can see that when you return OR talk to someone about what we did!)...
Video tomorrow which will take two days... good one about viruses.
Those of you who need the Cells textbook may choose to work DURING the video if that's better for your success.
Conference sheets? Critters? End of Section p. 24? Seriously?
Remember to look for viruses in the news or build a model tonight!
March 26th, 2014
(well as long as you have your work in... conference sheet? End of Section p. 24? Critter?)
Tomorrow we explore where viruses fit into the tree of life...
(admit it... this is the best part of "paste in our work" days!)
March 25th, 2014
Classification work... wrap it up!
I shall assess your understanding of classification tomorrow... Tonight you should review all the levels of classification, the work of Linnaeus with scientific names, why common names aren't the best to use, and general understanding of how to use/create a taxonomic key.
If you missed class today HERE are the notes... print, staple, and paste on page 110 of your notebook.
Some of you still have conference sheets to wrap up. HERE is the sheet if you need one!
Did you want to understand more on the domains of living things? Watch THIS again (and feel free to watch more from the series!)
March 24th, 2014
March 23rd, 2014
March 22nd, 2014
Weekend time once again!
Another weekend is upon us... yay!
Did you complete all the work from this week? If not... DO IT! (outline THIEVE notes on Classification of Organisms including end of section questions)... feel free to peruse this week's posts to remember work expected each day.
Believe it or not there are still missing critters! Also some missing conference sheets as well...
Next week we explore the kingdoms (in class notes... YES!!!)... we shall also find where viruses may land in the tree of life.
I shall spend time watching much basketball this weekend... Go Blue!
March 21st, 2014
Why common names are no good...
Today we discussed the misinterpretation of common names versus the more accurate scientific name (HERE'S MORE on the 'daddy longlegs' controversy)... Hope you came up with a good name for your critter (write the name in the top margin on page 108)...
Be sure to have your End of Section Questions p. 24 all finished and ready to check first thing in class Friday... I will be checking your notes as well for completion AND conference sheets are due! Kingdoms are next!
March 20th, 2014
No you don't... not an Ursus... you are Phascolarctos!
HERE IS THE LINK TO FIND THE BIRD ORDERS... TRY TO USE A "SIMILAR" GENUS BUT YOUR OWN SPECIES!
Homework is to FINISH your Classifying Organisms outline THIEVE notes (pages 16-24 From Bacteria to Plants textbook). Not sure what to do for the outline? Follow THIS! Start notes on page 104 of the notebook (this set of notes will run a few pages I am sure!). I will check them tomorrow...
End of Section Questions from page 24 due tomorrow!!!
Fix/finish any critters that haven't yet been turned in! We will give scientific names to the critters tomorrow.
Tomorrow we will discuss scientific names AND work on classification keys...
Wow... lots will be done TOMORROW! Need review today? THIS Khan Academy is really very good...
RETIRED Science Teacher
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