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!!!

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? 


 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

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.



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