Monday, March 31, 2014

Fruit Fly Cancer Research

Should we use animals to help find a cure for cancer? Watch the video and fill out the video response sheet. Make sure your answers are complete and that your paragraph gives valid reasons that support your opinion.

If the video won't play on the iPad, try CLICKING HERE to link over to the CBS website. :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Standard 4 REVIEW

Here is what you need to know in order to be ready for the test on Friday. Good luck and have fun learning! :)

Standard 4.2 Class Notes

Here is everything you need to complete your Standard 4.2 Class Notes. Remember, the videos are linked BELOW the slides for the notes. You cannot link to the videos by clicking the links in the slide show. Good luck and have fun learning!!! :)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Butterflies: Camouflage and Mimicry

Belos is the video we watched to introduce camouflaging animals.  If you were absent, we also did a video response sheet to go along with it.

CLICK HERE for the video response sheet.

After the video we read an article about butterflies called: A Leaf or Alive and answered the reading comprehension questions.  Make sure your answers on the writing portions are complete answers (3-5 sentences each).  These are due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

Have fun learning!!! :)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

NOVA: Frozen Frogs

Wood frogs freeze solid in winter then thaw back to life and mate in the spring. How do they do it? Scientists have now figured out how to recreate this extraordinary process of cryopreservation with mammalian organs. To date they have successfully frozen, thawed, and transplanted rat livers and pig hearts. Their dream? Enhanced preservation of human organs for transplant.

Friday, March 21, 2014


Here is the video we watched in class today.  Attached is the video sheet.  If you were absent, make sure and watch the video and turn the video sheet in when you get back.

Bill Nye Evolution Movie Response Sheet

Have fun learning!!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Blubbr: Traits and the Environment

Click on the link below to play the Blubbr Trivia Game about Traits and the Environment.

Can YOU get the highest score in the class? 


 Have FUN learning!!! :)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Genes and Genetics Video

After we finished our 4.1 Genetics Booklets (see post below this one) we watched Bill Nye Genetics.  It has some GREAT information about genes and DNA and all kinds of good stuff you will need to know for your test.

For those of you who were absent, make sure you finish your Genetics Booklet and take the 4.1 Quiz (it is posted on a link in the booklet post).  Also, watch the Bill Nye Genetics video and fill out your video response sheet.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the video response sheet. 

Have an AMAZING and SAFE Spring Break!!! :)

4.1 Genetics Booklet

Here is everything you need to make sure that your Genetics Booklet is complete.  Good luck!!!

Below are all of the videos and other links you need to complete the booklet. Have fun learning :) :) :)


 What is Genetics Video?

 Komodo Dragon Video 

 Komodo Dragon INFO 

  Brain Pop Asexual Reproduction Video: LOGIN- mountaindew PW- fris


Punnett Square Homework Page

4.1 Quiz with Essay Questions 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Komodo Dragons

Isn't nature interesting? Who would have thought that a Komodo Dragon could mate with itself???

Here is a link to the article we talked about in class.

Here are some fun videos about Komodo Dragons:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Intro to Heredity: Khan Academy

Here is the video you need to watch to complete the book we are making in class for Standard 4.

Introduction to heredity: Heredity and Classical Genetics. Dominant and recessive traits. Heterozygous and homozygous genotypes.

Below it I will also post some information on Punnett Squares just in case you need help with your homework for tonight.  Have fun learning :) :) :)

 These might help you with your homework: