Friday, December 11, 2015

All About Reindeer

We have been learning a lot about reindeer in our science unit! Below is some of the information we have used in class :)

Have fun learning!!!

Reindeer 101 for Children 

Christmas Reindeer





Thursday, December 10, 2015

Fact or Opinion

Today we learned about fact and opinion.  I will never think of the word FACT without thinking about Kid History.

I shared this with the students after we made our fact and opinion chart.  They LOVED it! :)

Enjoy!!!


Friday, November 27, 2015

What's This?

Just want to share one of my all time favorite songs for the holiday season.

Love me some Jack Skellington!

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fact Families

Here is some information about Fact Families that might be useful for homework tonight. Have FUN learning!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Synonyms and Antonyms

REMEMBER!!! Synonyms mean the SAME and antonyms mean the OPPOSITE.

Here are the videos we watched in class. Have FUN learning!

 

Get Yo Body Movin' - Harvest Hop!

Practice at home so you can be AWESOME and AMAZING when all of the parents are there to watch :)

Pirate Addition

What do you get when you add two addends together? You get a SUM! Here is the video we watched in class. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Parts of a Letter

Today we learned about parts of a friendly letter.  Practice writing friendly letters at home :)

Here are the videos we watched in class:


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fundraiser Survey

Can you spare 5 minutes?  If so, fill out the survey on the link below.  Our class will earn $5.00 for each completed survey.


Thanks!!!  

Friday, September 11, 2015

Silent E

We talked about Silent E with our spelling words this week.  I promised a song to go along with what we learned.

Here you go!  Have a BLAST learning!!! :)

Monday, September 7, 2015

Math Songs

I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend!  Here are the math songs that we listened to in class last week.  See you tomorrow!

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Monday, August 31, 2015

New Homework Information

Since we made some changes to homework, I wanted to post the class newsletter on here, just in case any of the students came home without theirs.  I told all of them to put them in their backpacks, but sometimes some of them still don't make it home :)

If you have any questions, let me know.  After a week or two, they will all be professionals at our new homework packs.

Below are the links to the information about homework.

Thanks for letting me teach your awesome kids!!!

New Homework Packet Info Letter

1.3 Class Newsletter 

Tic Tac Toe Spelling 

Weekly Reading Response 




Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Verb is a Word

We learned about verbs today and about how we add -ed to a verb if it describes something that happened in the past. Here is the song we watched in class :) Enjoy!

 

 Our number of the day was #10. Here is the video we watched in class about 10.

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Math Music!

We reviewed addition and subtraction today.  So, NO MATH HOMEWORK TONIGHT! :)

Here are some of the math songs we did in class plus a few extras!

Enjoy, and have FUN learning!!!




Friday, August 21, 2015

FRiDaY! First Week Success!

We had an AMAZING first full week of second grade.  We learned a lot and even celebrated a birthday with cupcakes today.  YUM!

Here's what we did this week in literacy:


  • Spelling Words with Short A and Short I sounds
  • Vocabulary
  • Statements and Questions
  • Writing
  • Characters and Setting
  • Reading
  • AND we also started working in centers :)


Here's what we did this week in math:


  • Different ways to add using number lines, grouping to 10's, 10 frames, and adding 3 numbers.


Here's what we did in science:


  • Met Mr. Bananas
  • Scientific Method
  • Gravity


See!  I told you we learned a lot!!!  Any of the concepts that we learned in class would be a great review at home.  Also, KEEP ON READING!  Better readers are better students.

As promised,  here are the two science songs we watched in class today.  Enjoy!!!



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Sneeze

Today we learned about character and setting.  We read a story about a boy named David who gets to meet some new people at his school. Ask your child who Slim was and how David felt about Slim at the beginning of the story and at the end :)

In math we continued learning different strategies for addition problems.  Your child should have a math page to do tonight and return tomorrow.  It was put into their black take-home folder. It shouldn't take them more than a couple of minutes to complete.

This afternoon we watched a video called "The Sneeze" about how germs are spread.  The kiddos loved it and wanted me to put it on the class website.  It will be linked up below.

Have a GREAT night!

Click below for some learning fun!!!

Character and Setting Interactive 
Parts of a Story Song



Monday, August 17, 2015

Hello, Monday!

We had a busy day in class today.  We learned all kinds of stuff :)  Just in case you want to review what we learned in class today when you are at home, here is a list of things to review:

Literacy
1.  What is a sentence?
2.  What is a statement?
3.  What is a question?

Math
1.  What is an addend?
2.  What is a sum?
3.  Does changing the order of the addends change the sum?

Also, don't forget to review our vocabulary words (different, carefully, whisper, excited, groan).  You don't need to know how to spell them. . .you just need to understand what they mean.

Spelling test is on Friday!  Your spelling words are listed on the class newsletter that was sent home today.  CLICK HERE to go over to Spelling City to practice your spelling words.

Have FUN learning!!!

PS- Below are some SUPER FUN ways to review what we did in class :)

Statement or Question?
Statement, Question, Command, or Explanation? 
Grammar Practice Park- Sentence Clubhouse

Addends and Sum Song 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Our Classroom is Famous!!!

Here is a clip that Fox 13 did for the news last night.  It shows several clips of our classroom and some of the student's beautiful artwork on their name plates :)

Fox 13 News Clip

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Summer Break

Thank you for such an amazing school year.  You were the best students I could ever have asked for. You made me smile and laugh, and made me look forward to going to work everyday.  Each and every single one of you have a special place in my heart.

Have an AMAZING summer.  Stay safe!!!  Best of luck to each of you in 8th grade!!!


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Scientific Method Review

What better way to review the Scientific Method than with the Mythbusters?  In this episode the Mythbusters exam whether or not a hovercraft is plausible.  What do you think???

Make sure and full out the video response sheet found HERE.

Have fun learning! :)




If the episode above is having too much "lag time", you can CLICK HERE and watch the episode that is not HD. That will help with the lag time, but it will also be a lower quality video.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Body Organs: Brains and Heart

After you have completed your CPR Post Test, watch the videos below and fill out the video response sheet :)  You need to turn the Post Test AND the other papers from this week into Mrs. Rex tomorrow.

Bill Nye Heart

Bill Nye Brains 

Monday, April 20, 2015

American Heart Association- Hands Only CPR

This week we are going to learn about Hands-Only CPR. This is important stuff! It could help YOU save a life!!! Fill out the information on your paper using the links found below:

MAKE SURE AND TAKE THE PRE-TEST BEFORE YOU START THE WEBQUEST!!!


Click here to open this binder in a new window.




This paper is due THURSDAY!  Good luck and have FUN learning!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Straw Tower Engineers

Challenge: Create a tower out of straws and masking tape that will support the weight of a tennis ball for 5 seconds.  The tallest tower to support the tennis ball wins!  I cannot wait to see what you come up with for your designs!

Before you begin, make sure you read the information on the link below about structural engineering. When you are done reading, write a definition of what a structural engineer is on your paper, and then start designing your tower.

What is a Structural Engineer?

Use THIS worksheet to help you.  The worksheet will be turned in after we test your tower to see if it can hold the weight of a tennis ball.

Good luck and have FUN learning!!!

PS- If you finish your tower before the end of class.  Watch the video below:



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Catapults- STEM Activity

Hello!!!  Welcome to MONDAY! :)  You guys did an amazing job on your end-of-level testing last week.  Thanks for working hard and getting all of those reviews done!  They may not have been super fun, but I know they helped you on your SAGE test.

Next week we will start on our Health Core.  HOORAY!

Here's what is on the agenda for today:

Catapults!

How many of you know what a catapult is???

CLICK HERE to read about catapults (make sure to fill out the information on your paper).

Then  CLICK HERE to watch a short clip with Bill Nye and catapults.

Now let's watch some guys who have taken catapults to a whole new level.

Check out Punkin' Chunkin'  and watch some amazing catapults in action!

Are you ready to create your own catapult?  You will need THIS worksheet and will work in groups of 4 to design your own catapult to see how far your team can launch a marshmallow.  The winning team gets a prize.

Good luck and have FUN learning!!! :) :) :)



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Science SAGE Testing

We have reviewed and reviewed and reviewed some more!  You are ready to do amazing things on your SAGE test.  You've got this!!! :)


Monday, March 30, 2015

Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

You should know by now that cells are the basic unit of life and that cells combine to make tissue. Tissue comes together to make organs.  Organs come together to make organ systems.  Organ systems come together to make an organism.  All of these parts rely on each other to help keep the organism alive.

Today you are going to review two important organ systems.  You will see how the circulatory system and the respiratory system are two separate systems, but they need each other in order to work properly and keep the organism alive.

Do the following in the order listed below:

1.  Circulatory and Respiratory Systems Review

2.  UTIPS Review Tests- Record your scores on your tracker!

3.  Cells and Genetics Review - Hand in when finished

4.  Matter and Earth Review- Hand in when finished

5.  Hallway Backward Review- Hand in when finished
     Hallway Backward Review Questions 

6.  Classification Review- Hand in when finished

All the reviews and review test tracker will be due by April 8th.  I will give you plenty of time in class to work on them, as long as you don't waste any time, you should be able to complete them in class.  They will be considered late work if they are turned in after April 8th.

Good luck and have FUN learning!!! :)



Friday, March 27, 2015

Cells and Genetics Review Tests

Happy Friday!  We have a lot to get done today.  Please don't waste anytime.  Get started and work hard :)  Have a MARVELOUS weekend!

Here's what we are doing in class today:

1.  Bell Work- Flashback Friday!  Hand in when you are done.

2.  Take the Cells Test on UTIPS.  Record your score on your tracker.

3.  Take the Genetics Test on UTIPS.  Record your score on your tracker.

4.  Work on the Cells and Genetics Review (purple paper).  It is due on Tuesday.

5.  Finish taking your EOL Reviews on UTIPS.  Record your scores on your tracker.

6.  If you are done with everything listed above, you can do any of the following:
            a. read quietly
            b. explore the class website
            c.  study your notes for our upcoming end of level tests
            d.  work on homework from another class
           

Monday, March 23, 2015

REVIEW~REVIEW~REVIEW

It's going to be another week of review :)  Hooray!  You will be able to see how smart you are and how much you have learned in Science so far this year.  You are going to be amazed at how much you know and you are going to ROCK THAT SAGE TEST on April 8th :) :) :)

Here's what is on the agenda today:

1.  Complete your Matter/Earth packet and HAND IT IN!
2.  Finish ALL the review tests on UTIPS and record you scores on your tracker.
3.  Backward Hallway Review.
4.  Complete ALL missing assignments.  Check PowerSchool to see if you are missing anything.
5.  Cells and Genetics End of Year Review
6.  If you are done with EVERYTHING above, you can: read quietly, explore the interactives on the class website, or practice vocab using any of the Quizlet science vocabulary links

Good luck and have a BLAST getting ready for end of year testing!

Friday, March 20, 2015

FRIDAY!

Did you know that today is the International Day of Happiness?  So, I hope you are all HAPPY today! ;)

If you aren't happy. . .maybe this video will help :)


 Here's what is on the agenda today. . .
1. Flashback Friday Bellwork- Hand in when you are finished.
2. Matter and Earth Review Tests- UTIPS. . .RECORD SCORES ON YOUR TRACKER!
3. End of Level (EOL) Review Tests- UTIPS. . .RECORD SCORES ON YOUR TRACKER!
4. Check PowerSchool for missing assignments.

 Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to be HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Standard 1 End of Year REVIEW

Welcome back!  I hope you had an AMAZING Spring Break and enjoyed your week away from school.  Now that we are back, it is time to spend the next 3 weeks preparing for our SAGE testing.

First thing you need to do today is check PowerSchool for missing science assignments.

Today, AFTER YOU COMPLETE ALL MISSING ASSIGNMENTS, you will be working on reviewing Standard 1: The Structure of Matter.

To do the review you will need THIS paper (it is in the Take One box in the classroom) and you will use the presentation below.

Make sure you watch ALL the videos and that all of your answers are complete with details from the videos, reading, and other information from the presentation.

Good luck and have FUN learning! :)


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Friday, March 6, 2015

Density and Buoyancy REVIEW

Use THIS paper to complete the items below: 

Let's REVIEW Density!  

Density is a measurement of how solid something is. Specifically it is the mass per unit volume of a substance. If you have two objects of the exact same size (volume), the more dense object will weigh more than the less dense object.

So there are two things contributing to density:
  1. The mass of the atoms or molecules that makes up the material.
  2. The volume or amount of space the material takes up. If the molecules or atoms are “packed” in more closely, it will be more dense.
For example, styrofoam is a low density material. Even a large styrofoam container does not weigh much. The molecules in the styrofoam do not have much mass and there is a lot of space between them.

A brick, on the other hand, is much more dense. Even a moderate sized brick can be pretty heavy. This is because the molecules which make up the rock have more mass and are packed more closely together.

Density and buoyancy are closely related. A less dense substance will float on a more dense substance.

CLICK HERE for the Density Song!  Hooray for Mr. Edmonds!
CLICK HERE for the 5 Facts About Density video :) 

Watch the Bill Nye Video and don't forget to fill out the video response sheet!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Classification Assessment!

Today we will be assessing Standard 5 Classification.  We reviewed yesterday and everyone did GREAT on our review, so I expect that you will do amazing things on the test today!!! :)

Here's what is on the agenda today:

1.  UTIPS- Classification Test

2.  UTIPS- Practice Review Test- Yes, this will go on your grade.  Do your best!

3.  Check PowerSchool for any missing assignments.

4.  Work on missing assignments.  Let's NOT leave for Spring Break with any missing work.  PLEASE get caught up before Friday.

5.  If you are all caught up you can do any of the following:  Read quietly, Weird Science Extra Credit, Work on something from another class, Explore the class blog (have you checked out the interactives tab???).

Good luck on your test and have FUN learning!!! :) :) :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Classification Jeopardy Review

Today in class we will be playing Jeopardy to review for our test which is tomorrow!  Below is a copy of the Jeopardy game we played, just in case you want to review the answers.

Don't forget to use your Classification Test Review paper to help you study.  Also, the Classification Practice Test is open on UTIPS and you can take it as many times as you want to.  Study your notes, textbook, and assignments from Standard 5 to help you prepare for the test tomorrow.

Good luck and have a BLAST learning :)


Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday~Early Out!

Shortened class periods today means you don't have any time to waste!  Tomorrow we will review for the test in class.  The Standard 5 Classification Test has been moved to Wednesday.  Make sure you have your classification review paper 100% completed and ready to turn in tomorrow (Tues. 03/03/15).

Here is what we are doing in class today :)

1.  Bell Work
2.  UTIPS- 5.3 Classification Quiz.  It is only 13 questions.  Do your best.  Retake it if you score       below an 80%.
3.  UTIPS- Finish 5.2 Quiz and Classification Practice test if you haven't already. Remember to       retake them if you score below 80%.
4.  Finish your Classification Review
5.  Power School- Check for missing assignments.  Many of you are still missing your 5.1 Vocabulary that was due on February 12th!  Let's get it done and handed in A.S.A.P.
6.  Complete any missing assignments.
7.  If you are 100% done with EVERYTHING then you may read quietly or work on an assignment from another class. . . but, you may NOT bother anyone around you.

Good luck and have FUN learning!!!

Friday, February 27, 2015

FRIDAY! 5.2 Quiz

Here is what is on the agenda for this lovely Friday! :)  Do each of the following in the order listed below.  Good luck and have FUN learning.

1.  Bell Work- It's FLASH BACK FRIDAY.  Hand in when complete.
2.  UTIPS- Username is your lunch #.  Password is your last name with a capital letter.
                          a.  5.2 QUIZ- Retake if you score below 80%
                          b.  Classification Practice Test- Retake if you score below 80%
3.  Test Review- You may use your notes, your textbook, or the Internet to help you.
4.  Check PowerSchool for missing assignments.
5.  Complete missing ALL assignments.
6.  If you are 100% done with everything listed above, READ QUIETLY :)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cracker Dichotomous Keys

Today we will be creating dichotomous keys using crackers.  When you are finished with your dichotomous key and you have had your shoulder partner check it to see if it makes sense, then you are welcome to enjoy your crackers as a snack :)

On the back of your paper you need to fill out the reptile taxonomy of a gecko, crocodile, tortoise, and a cobra.  Use the links below to help you.

Gecko Taxonomy 
Crocodile Taxonomy
Tortoise Taxonomy
Cobra Taxonomy 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Taxonomy Foldable and Dichotomous Keys

For those of you who are still missing information on your Taxonomy Foldable, you can find information below to help you finish it.  Remember that it is worth 100 points.  DO YOUR BEST WORK!

Here is what you need to finish:



Today we will also be reviewing Dichotomous Keys. Don't forget that on Thursday you will be making your own dichotomous key. So, make sure you REALLY understand how to read them and the steps to follow in order to make one.

You can find the dichotomous key assignment by CLICKING HERE.

If you feel like you need more help with dichotomous keys watch the videos linked below.

How to Read a Dichotomous Key (2 min.)
How to Make a Dichotomous Key part 1 (2 min.)
How to Make a Dichotomous Key part 2  (1:30 min.)

Good luck and have FUN learning!!!

Friday, February 20, 2015

It's FRIDAY! Time for a QUIZ!

Here is what is on the agenda for today!

1.  Bell Work- It's Flashback Friday. Hand it in when you are done.

2.  5.1 Classification Quiz- on UTIPS

3. Finish your Classification WebQuest - Don't forget to complete the dichotomous key on the back page.  Hand it in when you are finished.

4.  Check PowerSchool for missing assignments.  Complete anything you are missing.  Is your 5.1 Vocabulary completed and turned in?  If not, you are currently NOT passing Science! :(

5.  If everything listed above is complete do any of the following:
                                         a.  Extra Credit
                                         b.  Read quietly
                                         c.  Free APPROPRIATE computer time
                                         d.  Complete an assignment from another class

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!                                      

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Classification WebQuest

We will work on our Classification WebQuest today and tomorrow in class.  You should be able to complete it in class and hand it in on Friday.  I will accept them until Monday without taking off any points for being late.

Good luck and have a BLAST learning! :)

PS-  Please check PowerSchool to see if you are missing any assignments.  Some of you are already getting behind this trimester.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dichotomous Keys

Today we will be learning about Dichotomous Keys.  What is a dichotomous key?  How do you read a dichotomous key?  How do you make a dichotomous key?

Hopefully the two short videos below will help you understand a little bit more about dichotomous keys.

Video:  How to Read a Dichotomous Key

Video:  How to Make a Dichotomous Key

Need more information on how to make a Dichotomous Key?  CLICK HERE.  The two videos on this link have a narrator with an accent.  Can't complain about that!  :)  Enjoy!!!

IMPORTANT!!!  When you are done with the videos, on your Bell Work Exit Ticket write 3 important facts about how to read a dichotomous key and write the steps you follow for making a dichotomous key.  I will check your answers when you hand in your Bell Work on Friday.

After you are done watching the videos on dichotomous keys and have written the information you learned on your Bell Work Exit Ticket, make sure and complete the smiley face dichotomous key on your paper and the complete the textbook review questions on the backside of the smiley face dichotomous key.

This assignment is due tomorrow at the beginning of class.

Good luck and have FUN learning!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

5.2 Classification Systems and Domains

Absent today???  Here is what we did in class.  Use the student notes FOUND HERE to go through the information below.  Don't forget to listen to the Mr. Parr song!

Also, your Carl Linnaeus homework is due TOMORROW.

Good luck and have fun learning!!!

Here is the information you need to fill out your notes :)


Friday, February 13, 2015

Science Court: Living Things

Living or Non-Living? That is the question! How can you decide if something is alive, once living, or non-living? Here is a video to help you remember the characteristics of a living thing.

Don't forget to do the video response sheet! Have fun learning!!!

 

When you have finished you Science Court response sheet and handed it in, make sure that you have completed the following:

1.  Invertebrates (Bill Nye), Study Jams, Classification of Species
2.  5.1 Vocabulary 
3.  5.1 Class Notes 
4.  Biology Song- Is It Alive?
5.  MSB Cells, Camouflage, Mimicry REVIEW

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Magic School Bus

Time for a QUICK review of cells, mimicry, and camouflage.

Make sure and fill out the video response for both videos.  Have fun learning!!!

Video- Magic School Bus Goes Cellular
Video Response- MSB Goes Cellular

Video- Magic School Bus Butterfly and the Bog Beast
Video Response- MSB Butterfly & Bog Beast 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Is it Alive???

Living, Non-Living, Once Living.  What is the difference?

Watch THIS VIDEO about living things and what it means to be alive.  Answer the questions on THIS worksheet as you watch the video.

Today we will be doing a group activity where you will make a chart categorizing whether the list of items you have are alive, never alive, or once alive.  It may be harder than you think!

There are a few things on the list that you may not know what they are.  I provided some links below to help you figure them out.

Good luck and have FUN learning!!!

Do you know what these are???  Click the links below if you need help :)
Lichen
Diatom
Copepod
Sea Anemone

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

5.1 Notes: Living, Non-Living, Once Living

What is the difference between something that is alive?  Was once a live?  Or was never alive? Today in class we discussed the differences between these three things.  You will want to make sure you understand the differences for our test.  Sometimes it isn't quite as easy as you think!  Certain things can be a little bit tricky.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the notes you need to complete the information below.  Don't forget to read pages 134-140 in your textbook and to answer questions 1-6 in your textbook as well.  The notes and questions are due tomorrow at the beginning of class.

Have FUN learning!!!






Introduction to the Characteristics of Life from Frank Gregorio on Vimeo.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Standard 5.1 Vocabulary: Classification Systems

Here's what is on the agenda for today:

1.  New Seating Chart
2.  Check Power School for missing assignments.  Write down ANY assignments you are missing on your Bell Work paper for today.  If you are not missing any, just write none.
3.  If you haven't already, then make sure and register for your REACH classes.

Report cards come out on Friday.  Make sure you have everything turned in by Wednesday.  I cannot accept any late work after Wednesday of this week.

Good luck and have FUN learning!!!

Friday, February 6, 2015

What Drives You?

What drives you to be a better person?  I LOVE this video.  Makes me think of all of the amazing things I see people do every single day, and makes me want to be a better person.

Make the world a better place by being the very best you can be.

Enjoy!



A few classes that finished the game early had a little history lesson on music videos.  We watched the first music video ever aired on MTV.  It was played for the first time at 12:01am on August 1, 1981.

Here it is.  Enjoy!!!  Take note of the AMAZING special effects! ;)


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Introduction to Classification

Our next unit is Classification Systems.  Use the information below to help give you an idea of what you will be learning in science over the next few weeks.

1.  Watch this short clip on the Classification of Species.
2.  Watch Study Jams: Kingdoms of Life
3.  Watch Bill Nye- Invertebrates 

Make sure and fill out THIS video sheet for the first two videos and THIS video sheet for Bill Nye.

Good luck and have FUN learning!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Test TOMORROW! (Tuesday)

Did you get above a 29 on the Practice Test??? If not, you need to retake it before tomorrow. Good luck!!!

 If/when you are done with the Practice Test, make sure you are done with the following:

1.  UTIPS Standard 4 Practice Test Login: Lunch #  Password: Last Name
     ONLY RETAKE IF YOU SCORED BELOW A 29 :)
2.  Watch the Fruit Fly Cancer Research Video and then fill out THIS response sheet.
3.  Watch the Eyes of Nye video about Genetically Modified Foods and then fill out THIS response sheet.
4.  When you are done with 1-4 start working on Standard 4 Review.  It will be due on TOMORROW.

Use this slideshow to help you correct your review sheet:


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? 

GOOD LUCK!!!

 Have FUN learning!!! :)

Friday, January 30, 2015

Genetic Engineering

What is genetic engineering?

Genetic engineering is the deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic material.

Some people are for it.  Some believe that man should not get involved with manipulating genes and should just let nature run its course.  What do you think?

Here's what is on the agenda in class today. In case you didn't know. . . IT'S FRIDAY!  Wahoo! :)

Do the following in THIS order:

1.  Bell Work- Flashback Friday.  Make sure and hand it in when you are done.
2.  UTIPS Standard 4 Practice Test Login: Lunch #  Password: Last Name
3.  Watch the Fruit Fly Cancer Research Video and then fill out THIS response sheet.
4.  Watch the Eyes of Nye video about Genetically Modified Foods and then fill out THIS response sheet.
5.  When you are done with 1-4 start working on Standard 4 Review.  It will be due on Tuesday.

Good luck and have FUN learning!!!

PS- The practice test will be open ALL weekend and you can retake it as many times as you need to. Remember you need to keep taking it until you get above an 85%!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

4.2 Class Notes: Adaptations

Here is the information you need to finish your 4.2 Class Notes on adaptations. If you need a copy of the notes, CLICK HERE.

The videos are linked below.

Good luck and have FUN learning!!!



VIDEO LINKS:
Strange Animals 4 min.
Crazy Plants 1:50 min.
What is the Theory of Evolution? 2:59 min.
Evolution in the Galapagos 13:51 min. 
Natural Selection 2:01 min.
Natural Selection Song 2:06 min. 
What is Adaptation? 1:23 min.
Peppered Moths 51 sec. 
Mimicry in Animals 3:15 min. 



Acquired and Inherited Traits

Here is the information you need to complete your notes on acquired and inherited traits.

If you need a copy of the notes: CLICK HERE





Traits Game

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? 

GOOD LUCK!!!

 Have FUN learning!!! :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow Day???

Okay, we don't get many snow days here in the desert, but I wanted to share a video with you that a school that usually has a few snow days made for their students.  Pretty creative!

Have fun watching!

 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Heredity and Traits WebQuest

Here is the webquest we are working on in class today:
Genetics and Traits

Don't forget you have Science homework again tonight. The review will help you with your quiz tomorrow.

Need a copy of the review??? CLICK HERE.

Good luck and have fun learning!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Intro to Heredity

VIDEO LINK: Khan Academy Heredity Crash Course

Use the video link above to help you answer the questions on your 4.1 Student Notes.

Also, don't forget that you have HOMEWORK tonight!!! :)

Watch THIS video on Punnett Squares and answer the questions on your 4.1 Student Notes and then complete THIS Punnett Square practice page.

Good luck and have FUN learning!!! :) :) :)

PS- Missing anything on your 4.1 Student Notes??? CLICK HERE to find the information you need to complete them :)

Are you struggling to figure out your Punnett Square homework page???  Here are some links and definitions that will help you:

Definition hints and helps
Homozygous
Heterozygous
Allele 
Phenotype
Genotype


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Standard 4.1 Notes

Here is the information we covered in class today.  We finished up to the point of What Are Chromosomes?  We will finish the rest of the information and class notes tomorrow.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the student notes you need to go with the information below.


Good luck and have FUN learning!!! :)

VIDEO LINKS: (these are the video links that go with the class notes)
Introduction to Genetics 
What is Genetics?
What is DNA? 
Amoeba Sisters DNA Structure and Function
What are Chromosomes?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cracking the Code

Here is the movie we watched in class today. I've also attached the video response sheet we completed in class and turned in.

If you were absent, make sure and watch the video and turn in the response sheet when you get back.

HAVE FUN LEARNING!!! :) :) :)

 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Intro to Genetics

It's FRIDAY!!!  Here's what we have going on in class today :)

Watch the following video and fill out the video response sheet:

Bill Nye Genetics
Bill Nye Genetics Video Response

When you are finished with the video, finish your 4.1 Genetics Vocabulary.

If you have time, review the vocabulary from our first three standards.  It will help you on our SAGE Interim test that we will finish up on Monday! :) :) :)

Standard 1 Vocabulary Review
Standard 2 Vocabulary Review
Standard 3 Vocabulary Review

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Standard 1-3 Backward Review

Today in class we reviewed Standards 1-3.  Tomorrow we have our SAGE Interim test.  Use the information from today's review to help you study :)  Below you will find the answer key so that you can check your answers to make sure they are correct.

Good luck!  Have fun learning!!!

Standard 1-3 Backward Review Worksheet 

Standard 1-3 Backward Review Questions

Standard 1-3 Backward Review Answer Key