I want snow!
Maybe if you all make paper snowflakes nature with get the hint and snow!!!
watch this for how to do them (and some math tied in as well... how can you miss?!)
We await the big guy now...
December 23rd, 2012
Did you realize that math makes for a perfect tree? Read this and do some calculations to decorate a masterpiece!
Of course if you are thinking current events still you can read about how we are using genetics to perfect the Christmas tree (yes this CAN be used as a December current event as well!)
Enjoy your vacation...
BTW ... this is one of the best parodies of Gangnam Style I have ever seen!
December 19th, 2012
Fun with Playdoh!
Today we decoded a set of instructions to build a playdoh organism JUST LIKE ribosomes build proteins from decoded instructions in our DNA... ooh!
Tomorrow discussion of what went wrong, goes wrong, or goes right with mutations!
Flipbooks? Current events? The end is near (of the week and getting past work turned in)... don't miss out on DNA extraction fun this Friday if you are not caught up!
December 17th, 2012
December 16th, 2012
Best day ever for me to find teaching resources:
Plant Cell Style
The Mitosis Song
Mitosis Bieber style
Another Mitosis song (via Green Day)
OMG I LOVE MY JOB!!!!
So many songs and video clips:
Song... a most AWESOME song
Mitosis (yes, in spanish, but steps are the same)
How about a dance?
Remember to finish your flipbook and current event! Back side of flipbook is to write a paragraph explaining the purpose of cell division.
Work continues on the flipbooks but I know many of you want more resources... here ya go!
Cells Alive (step by step is cool)
Khan Academy (many here to watch... I especially like the chromosomes, chromatids, chromatin one)
Tomorrow we have one more classroom work day (with iPads and a few more animations to watch). Any remaining work to complete is on you as homework... completed flipbooks due Friday.
Flipbooks are underway
Well that seems easy! We have begun our own animations via flipbook for the cell division process. Work will continue tomorrow in class using iPads for references as well!
What can you do with all this after school free time since the work is in class? Well, do your current events silly children! Only one is needed for December.
December 09th, 2012
December 07th, 2012
How did they discover DNA?
James Watson and Francis Crick (with the help of Rosalind Franklin for sure) discovered just how this molecule was structured. This TED talk is a story of "How we discovered DNA" as told by James Watson himself. Worth the listen.
RETIRED Science Teacher
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