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Welcome to Mrs. Dignan's standard biology class. All class proceedings and assignments are listed below. Scroll down to find agendas and assignments for specific dates. All powerpoint lecture notes, articles, and assignments can be found under the Documents tab. Remember that it is the student's responsibility to keep up with what we're doing in class, even if they've been absent. 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 9/3/14

 Welcome to Biology class!

Learning Targets: Today we will learn more about ourselves and each other.

Agenda:

  1. Begin working on Student Questionnaire (DOCS). Please answer questions as thoroughly as possible. You will have additional time to finish it tomorrow.
  2. Begin working on a concept map about yourself. Include your name and your birthday and any information you think is important for people to know about you. Use words, pictures, and arrows to organize all of the information that makes you "you".  You will have additional time to work on this tomorrow.


9/4/14

Entry Task:

Find your assigned seat and silently work on completing your questionnaire and/or concept map from yesterday.

 

Announcements: Happy birthday Travis Vo!

Agenda:

  • Finish and share concept maps
  • Go over syllabus
  • Homework

Due Tomorrow:Completed concept map and questionnaire, signed syllabus, have a science binder ready to go (see syllabus for requirements).

 

9/5/2014 

Entry Task:
Find your assigned seat and answer the following questions on a piece of scratch paper. Be ready to share your answers with your neighbor:


1. What is one positive thing that you bring to your team when working in groups?


2. What is one negative way you impact your team when working in groups?


Due at the beginning of class:Prepared science notebook (with dividers), signed syllabus (will accept next week)

 

Agenda:

  • Pair/share Entry Task
  • Jeopardy!
  • Prizes

 

 

9/8/2014

 

 

Entry Task: Take out your science binder. Title a new page, "Science Methods" and write today's date under the title. Then answer the following questions (IQIA - Include Question In Answer).

  1. What is science? Write a definition for what you think it is (it's okay to be wrong!).
  2. What is a fact? How do you know?
  3. What is the scientific method? Try to name as many steps as you can think of.

Agenda:

  •  Discuss Entry Task and take "Science Methods" notes (DOCS)
  • Complete Observations and Inferences Worksheet (DOCS)

 Homework: Read through the Descriptions and Explanations Handout (DOCS). Think about how observations and/or inferences may be used in writing descriptions or explanations. Be prepared to discuss in class tomorrow.

 9/9/2014

 

 

Entry Task: Read through the Rotting Fruit Observation Sheet (DOCS). Find (but don't move) the fruit that your group has been given. Draw your fruit and record your observations on the handout. Note: If you were absent today, you need to arrange a time to come in and make up the observation or you can get notes from a friend. You may not complete the activity with your own fruit.

 

Announcements: Happy Birthday Cheyana Steiner!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task and Discussion
  • Discussion (re: Descriptions and Explanations Handout)
  • Practice writing descriptions and explanations with Baking Cookies worksheet (DOCS)
  • Video explanation (Web Resources)

Due Tomorrow: Read through the "Where Does Water Go?" handout (DOCS) and complete the diagram as instructed. Do not use outside resources for this. It's okay to be wrong! I want to see what you're thinking right now.

 

9/10/2014

 

Entry Task: Take out your completed homework from last night. Review your model/explanation and use it to answer the following questions on the backside of the handout:

       1. Do you think you diagram is a 100% accurate model of the way water moves through our bodies? Why or why not?

       2. What were you confused or unsure about as you were creating your diagram? What do you still need to know or find out in order to make a more accurate/complete diagram?

       3. What types of research could you do to answer those questions? Try to name specific resources you might use.

       4. What types of investigations or tests could you do to help improve your understanding of this process?

 

 

Due at the Beginning of Class: Completed "Where Does the Water Go" diagram (DOCS). I will come around to stamp it.

 

Agenda:

  • Discuss "Where Does the Water Go" diagrams and entry task responses.
  • Housekeeping/Announcements/Student Handbook Review
  • Discussion and Reflection: What is Biology?
  • "Intro to Biology" video (Web Resources)

 
9/11/2014

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to today's notes. Write today's date where you left off. Then write the following biological systems in order from smallest to largest.

 

Organelles          Atoms                  Species           Ecosystem           Cells       Earth                   

 

 

Molecule            Organ System      Tissue             Solar System       Organism     Population   

 

Organ               Galaxy

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task 
  • Group Project (Organization of Biological Systems)
  • Notes: Important Theories and Laws in Biology (DOCS)

 

 9/12/2014

 

Learning Target: Today I will be able to describe atoms and cells, and explain how they relate to one another.  

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to yesterday's notes. Write today's date where you left off. Then answer the following questions:

  1. What is an organism?
  2. What is the smallest unit of an element?
  3. What is the 1st Law of Thermodynamics?
Announcements: Happy birthday KeRuth Phillips and Marquise Ford!

 

Homework: Make sure your notebooks/binders are up-to-date and organized. We will likely have a notebook check sometime next week! 

 

Agenda

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Notes - continued from yesterday, "Important Theories and Laws in Biology" (DOCS) 
  • If time - Lab Safety Contract and Parent Letters

9/15/14

 

Learning Target: Today I will be able to describe what cells look like and how their structure relates to their function.

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to a new page. Title this unit: "Cells". Then answer the following questions below:

1. What are cells?

2. How many cells are the smallest living things on Earth made of?

3. What must cells have in order to make copies of themselves? Where is this substance found?

4. What is an organelle? What do organelles do?

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Instructions for Gallery Walk
  • Gallery Walk - An Introduction to Cells (packet and resources posted in DOCS)

 

 

 

9/16/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your Introduction to Cells Packet (DOCS) from yesterday. Go to the station in your packet and GET STARTED!

 

Agenda:

  • Continue working on Introduction to Cells Packet
  • Reflection (if time)

 
9/17/14

 

Entry Task: Find the notecard on your desk. Respond to the following prompts on that notecard:

1. What is your name?

2. If Mrs. Dignan were to rearrange the seating chart, who should she place you next to? Why? Think about the kind of grade you want to get in this class and who can help you get there.

3. Where in the room should she place you?  Consider your vision, hearing, and ability to focus.

 

Due Today in Class: Completed Intro to Cells Packets (DOCS)

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Complete Intro to Cells Packets
  • Begin notes: Cells and Organelles (DOCS)

 

 9/18/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to your notes from yesterday. Write today's date where you left off. Then answer the following prompt:

1. What is the difference between a prokaryotic cell and a eukaryotic cell?

2. What is one benefit and one drawback of being eukaryotic?

3. What is the largest human cell?

 

Announcements: Happy birthday Casey Bragg-Schmidt and Arionna Smith!

NOTEBOOK CHECK TODAY!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Notes: Cells and Organelles (DOCS)

 

 

 

9/19/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to your notes from yesterday. Write today's date where you left off. Then answer the following prompt:

1. If MRHS was a cell, what would its cell wall be?

2. What would its cell membrane be?

3. What would its nucleus be?

4. What would its DNA be?

 

Announcements:Happy birthday Luis Amaya!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Continue Notes: Cells and Organelles
  • Begin Cell City Worksheet (DOCS)

 9/22/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to your notes from Friday. Write today's date where you left off. Then answer the following prompt:

1. If MRHS was a cell, what would its ribosomes be?

2. What would its endoplasmic reticulum (ER) be?

3. What would its Golgi body be?

4. What would its lysosomes be?

 

Due at the end of class: Completed Cell City Worksheet (DOCS)

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Finish Notes: Cells and Organelles
  • Finish Cell City Worksheet

 


9/23/14

 

Entry Task: Get your Cell City worksheet from Mrs. Dignan. Complete it and/or make revisions as needed. It should be DONE in 5 minutes.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task: Discuss Cell City worksheet
  • Macromolecules vocabulary and card sort (DOCS)
  • Video/Notes Cell Membrane (DOCS)

 

9/24/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to your notes from yesterday. Write today's date and answer the following questions:

1. Name one example of something that is made of protein molecules.

2. Name one example of something that is made of carbohydrate molecules.

3. Name one example of something that is made of lipid molecules.

4. Name one example of something that is made of nucleic acid molecules.

 

Announcements:Happy Birthday LaNina Muhammed!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Continue Notes: Cell Membranes (DOCS)
  • Reading and Jigsaw Teaching: Membrane Transport and Solutions (DOCS)

9/25/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to your notes from yesterday. Write today's date and then identify the following Latin and Greek roots:

1. Hydro-

2. Phillic/Philia

3. Phobic/Phobia

4. Micro

5. Macro

6. Bi-

7. Semi-

8. Homo/Homeo-

9. Hetero-

10. Nucle-

11. Lyse-

12. Cyto-

 

Due at the beginning of class: Completed reading of assigned article.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Reading and Jigsaw Teaching: Solutions and Membrane Transport (DOCS)
  • If Time: Rotting Fruit Observation


9/26/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to your notes from yesterday. Write today's date and then answer the following questions (you can draw pictures and arrows as part of your explanation).

1. Where is the cell membrane found in animal cells?

2. Where is the cell membrane found in plant cells?

3. Where is the cell membrane found in bacteria cells?

 

Due at the beginning of class: 3-4 sentence summary of assigned reading

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Jigsaw Teaching: Membrane Transport and Solutions
  • (If time) Rotting Fruit Observation

 

9/29/14

 

Entry Task: Rotting Fruit Observation - find the fruit that you observed last time (they are all on lab tables). Record 10 observations and draw a picture of it. (Due to the nature of this activity, it needs to be completed in class. If you were absent, please see Mrs. Dignan about making it up.)

 

Agenda

  • Entry Task
  • Notes: Comparing and Contrasting Membrane Transport (DOCS)
  • Demo: Diffusion and Osmosis (web resources)
  • Concept Map: Cell Membranes (DOCS)

 

9/30/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to where we left off yesterday. Write today's date below. Then answer the following prompt:

1. What is passive transport? Name one example of passive transport.

2. What is active transport? Name one example of active transport.

 

Agenda

  • Entry Task
  • Notes: Comparing and Contrasting Membrane Transport (DOCS)
  • Complete Concept Maps

Homework: Complete concept maps if not finished in class today. They will be due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

 

10/1/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to where we left of yesterday. Write the date below. Then answer the following prompt:

1. You're stranded on a deserted island. The sun is blazing down, you're tired and dehydrated. You can't find any freshwater but there is an ocean of saltwater in front of you. Would you drink the saltwater? Why or why not? Include some explanation of how saltwater interacts with your cells in your answer. 

 

Due at the beginning of class: Completed Concept Maps

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task and Discussion
  • Candy Cell Modeling Activity (Due to the nature of this activity, it must be completed in class. See Mrs. Dignan if you are absent and need to make it up.) 

 

 10/2/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to where we left off yesterday. Write today's date below. Then answer the following questions:

1. What are the two components of phospholipids? (Hint: they both start with "hydro")

2. What are the two parts that make up a solution? (Hint: the both start with "sol")

3. What are the three different kinds of solutions that your cells may be in? (Hint: They all end in "tonic")

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Review Concept Maps
  • Complete Candy Cell Modeling Activity (Due to the nature of this activity, it must be completed in class. See Mrs. Dignan if you were absent and need to make it up.)

 

10/3/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to where we left off yesterday. Write today's date below. Then try to identify the following Latin and Greek roots (do your best to guess based on words you recognize):

1.  Tonic

2. Hypo

3. Hyper

4. Iso

5. Endo

6. Exo/Ecto

7. Osmo

 

Announcements: Happy birthday Esme Kupusija!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Intro to Osmosis Lab (DOCS)
  • Lab Setup

10/6/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your lab packets (DOCS). If you haven't already, complete Section 1 (minus hypothesis). This includes the following components:

1. Name on front

2. 3 additional controlled variables (pg 2)

3. Diagram of experiment (pg 3)

4. List any safety precautions for this lab (pg 4)

 

Due at the beginning of class tomorrow: Lab Packets with Section 1 Complete (minus hypothesis).

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Homeostasis Notes (DOCS)
  • Homeostasis Case Study video (Web Resources)

 

 10/7/14

 

Entry Task: You will not need your notebooks today. Get your lab packet back from Mrs. Dignan (if you turned it in). Complete your 2-part hypothesis on page 3:

  • For the first part, decide if you think corn/maple syrup will make the egg increase or decrease in size and explain why you think that.
  • For the second part, decide if you think regular tap water will make the egg increase or decrease in size and explain why you think that.

Once you have completed Part 1 of your Lab Packet, get a signature from Mrs. Dignan before beginning the lab. You may need to help your team members to catch up. 

Agenda:

  • Osmosis and Diffusion Lab
  • (If time) finish Homeostasis Case Study video 

 

 10/8/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your notebook and open to your homeostasis notes. Look at the negative feedback loop diagram and try to identify at which point Leah Betts' negative feedback loop was compromised.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task/Finish watching Homeostasis Case Study video (Web Resources)
  • Complete Lab
  • Begin working on graphs 

 Homework: Finish the graph in your lab packet (if not completed in class). Due tomorrow.

 

10/9/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your notebook and your lab packet. Answer the following questions in your notebook:

1. Was your hypothesis supported or not supported?

2. What data do you have that shows that your hypothesis was or was not supported?

 

Announcements:Happy (Sunday) birthday Edgar Munoz!

 

Agenda: 

  • Entry Task and Discussion
  • Write Lab Conclusion
  • Complete Lab Packet
  • Observe eggs in different solutions 

Homework: Completed lab packets are due on Monday!

 

 

10/13/14

 

Entry Task:  Open your notebook to where we left off. Then answer the following questions in your notebook:

1. What organelle is responsible for holding the cell's DNA and directing all activities within the cell?

2. What organelle is responsible for creating proteins?

3. What organelle is responsible for holding food, water, and extra materials within the cell?

4. What organelle is responsible for regulating what enters and exits the cell?

 

Announcements: Happy birthday Jose Esquada!

 

Due at the beginning of class (tomorrow for 3rd period): Completed lab packets.

 

Agenda:

1. Entry Task Discussion

2. Introduction to Cell Unit Review Packets

3. Work on Cell Unit Review Packets (DOCS) 

 

10/14/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off. Try to identify whether the following substances cross the cell membrane via active or passive transport. If possible, name the specific form of transport that each substance uses:

1. Water-

2. Oxygen-

3. Sugar/Glucose-

4. Sodium-

5. Carbon Dioxide-

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Work on  Cell Unit Review Packets (DOCS)

10/15/14:

 

Entry Task: You will not need your notebooks today. (PSAT Testing)

 

Agenda:

  • Get To Know Your Teacher Day
  • Study Time 

10/16/14:

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off on Tuesday. Write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. In the Osmosis (Egg) Lab, what was our manipulated variable?

2. What was our responding variable?

3. Name two controlled variables.

4. What was something we did to increase the validity of our results?

5. What was something we should have done to increase the reliability of our results?

 

Announcements: Cells Quiz Tomorrow! Review packets due at the end of class! Mrs. Dignan will be available after school on Thursday and during first lunch on Friday for last-minute help.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Start/Complete Review Jeopardy
  • Time to work on packets 

 10/17/14

 

Entry Task: Find your seat. Take out your Review Packet and a writing utensil. Put everything else in your backpack out of sight. Absolutely no phones or headphones during the test.

 

Agenda:

  • Cells Unit Quiz
  • If you finish early, sit quietly at your desk. You may read a book or listen to music. Do not talk with others.  

10/20/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your notebook and write in today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. What does the root word "homo" or "homeo" mean?

2. What does the root word "stasis" mean?

3. What does homeostasis mean?

4. What is negative feedback?

 

Announcements:Happy (Sunday) birthday Marvin Figueroa and Happy (today) birthday April Rupley!

 

Agenda:

  •  Entry Task Discussion
  • Complete "Scientific Explanation" portion of the quiz
  • Study Habits Self Assessment (DOCS)
  • Discuss classroom expectations

 10/21/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off and write today's date. Look at the following image and then answer the questions below:

 

1. What does this statement mean to you, in your own words?

2. How does this statement apply to your success in this class and in school? 

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Watch Food web video (Web Resources) and complete "Why Plants?" worksheet (DOCS)
  • Food Web notes (if time). (DOCS)
  • Exit Task

10/22/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your notebook and write today's date in it. Then identify the following Latin and Greek roots:

1. Auto

2. Vore

3. Homeo/Homo

4. Hetero

5. Omni

6. Carni

7. Herbi

 

Announcements: Tests have been graded! You can look at your test but you may not keep it until all makeups are done.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Pass back tests
  • Continue Food Web notes (DOCS)
  • Trophic Level Card Sort Activity
  • Exit Task

10/23/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your notebook and write in today's date. Look at the following food web diagram and identify the trophic level (producer, primary consumer, etc) for each of the organisms listed below.

 

1.  Heron

2. Snapper

3. Shrimp

4. Algae

5. Crab

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Food Web Notes (DOCS)
  • Energy Pyramid Demonstration 
Still Stuck? Read through this article and try out the interactives to help you gain a better understanding of what we learned about today: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_aqa_pre_2011/foodchains/foodchains1.shtml 

 

10/24/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your notebook and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

 

1. What is the First Law of Thermodynamics? (this should be in your notes from the beginning of the school year)

2.  What happens to "wasted" energy? Does it get destroyed? If not, where does it go?

 

Announcements:Happy birthday Anthony Anderson!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Tracking Beef Jerky Activity (DOCS)

 

10/27/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off on Friday. Write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. What is the First Law of Thermodynamics? (this should be in your notes from Friday)

2. When we eat something (for example, beef jerky), what happens to 90% of the energy from the beef jerky?

3. What happens to the other 10% of the beef jerky's energy?

4. When we eat beef jerky (or any food), our body transforms those jerky molecules into 3 different forms of matter - what are they?

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Tracking matter in beef jerky
  • Intro to Carbon Cycle videos (Web Resources)
  • Reading: Carbon Cycle Article and Review Questions (DOCS) 

Due Tomorrow at the Beginning of Class:Complete Review Questions from Carbon Cycle Article (you do not need to finish the diagram on the last page).

 

PSSSST!: If you are reading this... Way to go on checking the class website! Draw a picture of an octopus (doesn't have to be beautiful) in your notebook for 5 easy extra credit points. Mrs. Dignan will check your notebook on Friday.  

 

10/28/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday. Write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. What form does carbon take in the atmosphere?

2. What form does it take in the ocean?

3. What form does it take in living things?

4. What form does it take underneath the Earth's crust? 

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Rotting Fruit Observation (due to the nature of this activity, it must be completed in class. Talk with Mrs. Dignan about making it up during lunch or after school)
  • Carbon Cycle diagrams (last page of Carbon Cycle Article) 

Due Tomorrow at the Beginning of Class: Complete Review Questions from Carbon Cycle Article (you do not need to complete the diagram on the back)

 

10/29/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your notebook and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. What 3 things do plants need in order to do photosynthesis?

2. What 3 things do plants produce as a result of photosynthesis?

 

Due at the Beginning of Class:Completed Review Questions from Carbon Cycle Article. Mrs. Dignan or Ms. Roe will come around and stamp them so have them out.

 

Announcements: Happy birthday Belen Nino!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Group Worksheet (DOCS)

10/30/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. What is a molecule?

2. What is an atom?

3. What is an element?

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Review Carbon Cycle Diagram  (last page of carbon cycle article)
  • Notes: Photosynthesis is a Chemical Reaction (DOCS)

10/31/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1.  How many hydrogen atoms are in a single molecule of water (H2O)?

2. How many oxygen atoms are in a single molecules of water?

 

Announcements: Don't forget to set back your clocks this weekend!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task discussion
  • Finish Notes: Photosynthesis is a Chemical Reaction (DOCS)
  • Elephant Toothpaste demonstration (Web Resources)

11/3/14

 

Entry Task: You do not need your notes for today's entry task. Complete the photosynthesis pre-assessment (DOCS) that is on your desk.  

 

 Agenda: 

  • Entry Task/Pre-assessment
  • Activity and Worksheet: Modeling the Photosynthesis Equation (DOCS)

11/4/14

 

Entry Task: No formal entry task today. Please get started right away on the Skittles activity from yesterday.

 

Agenda:

  • Finish Activity and Worksheet: Modeling the Photosynthesis Equation (DOCS)
  • Discuss Worksheet Answers 

Homework: Modeling the Photosynthesis Equation Worksheet due at the beginning of class tomorrow

 

11/5/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks and write today's date. Then use the following equation to answer the questions below:

6CO2 + 12H2O —> C6H12O6 + 6O2 + 6H2O

 1. What two types of molecules are the  reactants?

2. What three types of molecules are the products?

3. How many molecules of CO2 are necessary for photosynthesis to occur?

4. How many atoms of carbon are necessary for photosynthesis to occur? 

 

Due at the beginning of class: Modeling Photosynthesis Equation Worksheet

 

Announcements: Happy birthday Martin Luna-Vargas and Dylan Burroughs! 

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Review Modeling Photosynthesis Equation Worksheet (DOCS) 

11/6/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday. Then answer the following questions:

1.  What do you think plants need in order to grow? (list everything you can think of)

2. Of the things you listed above, identify one that you believe is most important to plant growth.

3. What do you think would happen to a plant if it didn't have that thing? (Don't just say, "it would die", explain why that might happen)

 

 Agenda: 

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Intro to Photosynthesis Lab 

11/7/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. How did your lab-group work together during the Egg/Osmosis Lab?

2. What was your job/role during that lab?

3. How did you help your group in carrying out the lab and making sense of data?

4. How did you hurt your group in carrying out the lab and making sense of data?

5. What do you plan on doing differently for the photosynthesis lab?

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion and Group Sharing
  • Photosynthesis Pre-lab  

11/8/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. For your photosynthesis investigation, what is your independent/manipulated variable? How will you be changing it?

2. What is your dependent/responding variable? How will you be measuring it?

3. Name 2 of your controlled variables. How will you be controlling them?

4. What is  your control group?

 

Announcements:Happy (tomorrow) birthday Hannah Al-Mayahi!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Finish Photosynthesis Pre-Lab
  • (Once you get Mrs. D's signature) begin Photosynthesis Lab set-up 

11/12/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off Monday. Then answer the following questions:

1. What does it mean when something is valid?

2. What is one way you are increasing the validity of your photosynthesis investigation?

3. What does it mean when something is reliable?

4. What is one way you are increasing the reliability of your photosynthesis investigation?

 

Due at the beginning of class tomorrow:Completed Pre-Lab (if you haven't already gotten Mrs. Dignan's signature)

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Finish Photosynthesis Pre-Lab and/or set-up

 

 11/13/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Read the quote below and answer the following questions:

 

 1. What does this quote mean to you (in your own words)?

2. Do you think you are someone who talks too much in class?

3. Do you think you are someone who doesn't speak up enough in class?

4. Identify one goal for improving the way you communicate in this class.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Finish Pre-lab and set-up (SET-UP MUST BE COMPLETED TODAY!)
  • If you finish early, begin reading the Green Cemetery article and reflection 

11/14/14 & 11/17/14

 

Mrs. Dignan was away at a conference. Students watched the video, "What Plants Talk About" http://video.pbs.org/video/2338524490/   and completed the accompanying worksheet, which can be found in the documents section of this website. If you were absent, watch the video and answer the question in order to receive participation credit.

 

11/18/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off on Thursday and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. Reflect on your behavior and attention-level when Mrs. Dignan was gone on Friday and Monday. Give yourself a rating for each day:

   1) - Major disruption to others

   2) - Not a disruption, but also not focused/paying attention

   3) - Completely on-task and helpful with the sub when needed

2. Explain why you gave yourself the rating that you did.

3. What did you think of the video you watched?

 

Announcements:Happy (Friday) birthday Jon Hesch! Happy (Saturday) birthday Melina Siufanua!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion/Sub Recap
  • Check on plants (10 minutes max)
  • Finish video if necessary
  • Graphs Discussion and Worksheet 

11/19/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. What type of graph will you create for your photosynthesis investigation (bar or line)?

2. What will you put on the X (horizontal) axis?

3. What will you put on the Y (vertical) axis?

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Complete Graphing Worksheet (DOCS)
  • (Only groups that planted last Wednesday) Collect Plant Data

 

 11/20/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your graphing worksheet from yesterday and answer questions 10-13.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion/finish graphing worksheet
  • Collect data
  • (When done with all of the above) Create a graph using your own data 

Due at the beginning of class tomorrow:Completed Graphing worksheet

 

11/21/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your notebooks and open to where we left off on Wednesday. Then answer the following questions:

1. What type of graph will you be creating?

2. What is your manipulated/independent variable? What axis will it go on?

3. What is your responding/dependent variable? What axis will it go on?

 

Due at the beginning of class today:Completed Graphing worksheet

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Create graph for photosynthesis investigation, using your own data
  • Begin writing Conclusion 

Due at the beginning of class Monday:Completed Conclusion

 

10/24/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off on Friday and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. What 3 things do plants need in order to do photosynthesis?

2. How did you test this in your investigation?

 

Due at the beginning of class:Completed Conclusions. Have them out on your desk so Mrs. Dignan can come around and stamp them.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task discussion
  • Work on/peer review Conclusions
  • (When done) finish Evaluations 

Due at the beginning of class tomorrow: COMPLETED LAB PACKETS! DUE TOMORROW!!!

 

11/25/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then copy the following table into your notebook (should take up about a half a page):

 

Gummy Bear Combustion Demo:

CH2O + O2 —> CO2 + H2O + Energy

 Predict   Observe Explain
   

 

Due at the beginning of class:Completed Lab Packets

 

Announcements:Happy birthday (tomorrow) RJ Reichelts!

 

Agenda:

  • Combustion Notes
  • Combustion Demo - a.k.a. - the Flaming Gummy Bear! (if you missed it, watch a video of the same demonstration here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xu2YZzufTM ) 

 12/1/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off last week and write today's date. Then use your notes from the Gummy Bear demo to answer the following questions:

1. What are the 2 reactants in a combustion reaction?

2. What are the 2 products in a combustion reaction?

 

Agenda:

  • Finish Notes: Combustion and Cellular Respiration
  • Compare and Contrast Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration 

12/2/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then use your notes and the Compare/Contrast table from yesterday to answer the following questions:

1. What is the chemical symbol for glucose?

2. In any chemical equation, where are the reactants found (on which side of the arrow)?

3. Where are the products found (on which side of the arrow)?

4. How is photosynthesis similar to cellular respiration?

5. How is photosynthesis different from cellular respiration?

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task discussion
  • Final Rotting Fruit demonstration 

12/3/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then copy the following table into your notebook:

 

Yeast Demonstration:

When we mix yeast, sugar, and water in a bottle and cover it with a balloon...

 Predict Observe Explain
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due at the beginning of class: Completed Fruit Observation worksheet

 

Announcements: Unit test on December 11th!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task discussion
  • Yeast Fermentation Prediction
  • Comparing and Contrasting Cellular Respiration, Combustion, and Fermentation (DOCS)
  • Yeast Fermentation Observation and Explanation  (a video of this demo can be found in the Web Resources tab)

12/4/14

 

Entry Task: Open up your notebook to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then use your notes and your Comparison tables from yesterday to answer the following questions:

1. What do photosynthesis, cellular respiration, combustion, and fermentation have in common?

2. How is cellular respiration different from photosynthesis?

3. How is CR different from combustion?

4. How is CR different from fermentation? 

 

Announcements:Unit test will be on December 11th

 

Agenda:

  •  Entry Task discussion/Review comparison tables
  • Video: The Carbon Cycle and Climate Change (if you were absent you need to arrange a time with Mrs. Dignan to watch this video. If you have Netflix at home, you can stream it. It is an episode from the new Cosmos series, titled "A World Set Free")

12/5/15

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then draw the following diagram of the carbon  (CO2 at the top, glucose at the bottom, should take up about half a page). Use your notes to add four arrows to the diagram, one for each of the following processes: photosynthesis, combustion, cellular respiration, and fermentation. Label each arrow with the process it represents.

 

 
 

 

Announcements:Unit test will be on December 11th

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task discussion/Share-out diagrams
  • Continue Video: The Carbon Cycle and Climate Change (see notes from yesterday about making up this assignment) 

 12/8/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to where we left off on Friday and write today's date. Then use your notes from the movie to answer the following questions:

1. How is combustion related to climate change and the greenhouse effect?

2. How is photosynthesis related to climate change and the greenhouse effect?

 

Announcements:Unit test this Thursday!

Extra Credit opportunity: Watch this video clip from the film, "Chasing Ice": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU . Then tell Mrs. Dignan (in writing) 3 things you learned/found interesting from the video. Earn up to 5 extra credit points!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task discussion
  • Finish Video: The Carbon Cycle and Climate Change
  • Begin working on the Unit Review Packet (DOCS)

12/9/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your movie worksheet, "The Carbon Cycle and Climate Change". Complete question 10 with a paragraph-length response.

 

Announcements: Unit test this Thursday!

Extra Credit opportunity: Watch this video clip from the film, "Chasing Ice": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU . Then tell Mrs. Dignan (in writing) 3 things you learned/found interesting from the video. Earn up to 5 extra credit points!

 

Agenda:

  • Complete question 10 on movie worksheet and turn in
  • Review Packet work time
  • When done: Review the study guide on the last page and identify what you still need to work on. 

12/10/14, 12/11/14, 12/12/14

 

Entry Task: No entry task today. Get working on your Review Packets right away!

 

Announcements:As discussed in class today, I have decided to move the unit test back to this coming Monday, so that students have adequate time to complete the review packets and prepare.

Extra Credit opportunity: Watch this video clip from the film, "Chasing Ice": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU . Then tell Mrs. Dignan (in writing) 3 things you learned/found interesting from the video. Earn up to 5 extra credit points! 

Happy (yesterday) birthday: Gustavo Fraijo!

 

Agenda:

  • Review Packet work time 

12/15/14

 

Entry Task: No entry task today. Have your completed Review Packets on your desk. They are due when the bell rings. Put everything else away except for a writing utensil.

 

Announcements:

Extra Credit opportunity: Watch this video clip from the film, "Chasing Ice": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU . Then tell Mrs. Dignan (in writing) 3 things you learned/found interesting from the video. Earn up to 5 extra credit points! 

 

Agenda:

  • Unit 3 Test
  • When done: Turn in your test to Mrs. Dignan. Complete the unit Self-Assessment. Then you may work quietly on other school work.  

12/16/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks and create a new title page for a new unit. Title it, "ENZYMES!!!" Then answer the following question:

 

Saltine Challenge: How long can your keep a saltine cracker in your mouth without chewing it or swallowing it? Write down your prediction!

 

Announcements: 

Extra Credit opportunity: Watch this video clip from the film, "Chasing Ice": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU . Then tell Mrs. Dignan (in writing) 3 things you learned/found interesting from the video. Earn up to 5 extra credit points! 

 

Agenda:

  •  Entry Task
  • Saltine Challenge
  • Notes: Enzymes (DOCS)
12/17/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. What are the 4 main types of macromolecules?

2. Name one function of proteins

3. What are proteins made of?

 

Announcements: 

Extra Credit opportunity: Watch this video clip from the film, "Chasing Ice": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU . Then tell Mrs. Dignan (in writing) 3 things you learned/found interesting from the video. Earn up to 5 extra credit points! 

 

Happy birthday:Jasmyne Timothy!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Finish Notes: Enzymes 

1/5/15

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off before break and write today's date. Then use your notes to define the following terms:

1. Protein

2. Enzyme

3. Active Site

4. Substrate

5. Product

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Work Time - Create Your Own Enzyme" project (35 minutes) (DOCS)
  • Enzyme Project Gallery Walk/share-out 

Due at the end of class:Completed Enzyme Project (DOCS)

 

1/6/15

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then use your notes to answer the following questions:

1. Why are enzymes important to digestion?

2. Why are some people lactose intolerant?

3. How do extreme temperatures affect the way enzymes function?

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Enzyme Review Worksheet (DOCS)
  • Intro to Enzyme Lab (DOCS)

Due at the beginning of class tomorrow:Read through lab packet and answer pre-lab questions.

 

1/7/15

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then use your lab packet to answer the following questions:

1.  What type of enzyme are we testing for our lab?

2. What is pectin?

Welcome to Mrs. Dignan's Honors biology class. All class proceedings and assignments are listed below. Scroll down to find agendas and assignments for specific dates. All powerpoint lecture notes, articles, and assignments can be found under the Documents tab. Remember that it is the student's responsibility to keep up with what we're doing in class, even if they've been absent.

 

 

 

 

9/3/2014 

 Welcome to Biology class!

Learning Targets: Today we will learn more about ourselves and each other.

Agenda:

  1. Begin working on Student Questionnaire (DOCS). Please answer questions as thoroughly as possible. You will have additional time to finish it tomorrow.
  2. Begin working on a concept map about yourself. Include your name and your birthday and any information you think is important for people to know about you. Use words, pictures, and arrows to organize all of the information that makes you "you".  You will have additional time to work on this tomorrow.


9/4/14

Entry Task:

Find your assigned seat and silently work on completing your questionnaire and/or concept map from yesterday.

 

Announcements: Happy birthday Travis Vo!

Agenda:

  • Finish and share concept maps
  • Go over syllabus
  • Homework

Due Tomorrow: Completed concept map and questionnaire, signed syllabus, have a science binder ready to go (see syllabus for requirements).

 

9/5/2014 

Entry Task:
Find your assigned seat and answer the following questions on a piece of scratch paper. Be ready to share your answers with your neighbor:


1. What is one positive thing that you bring to your team when working in groups?


2. What is one negative way you impact your team when working in groups?


Due at the beginning of class:Prepared science notebook (with dividers), signed syllabus (will accept next week)

 

Agenda:

  • Pair/share Entry Task
  • Jeopardy!
  • Prizes

 

9/8/2014

 

 

Entry Task: Take out your science binder. Title a new page, "Science Methods" and write today's date under the title. Then answer the following questions (IQIA - Include Question In Answer).

  1. What is science? Write a definition for what you think it is (it's okay to be wrong!).
  2. What is a fact? How do you know?
  3. What is the scientific method? Try to name as many steps as you can think of.

Agenda:

  •  Discuss Entry Task and take "Science Methods" notes (DOCS)
  • Complete Observations and Inferences Worksheet (DOCS)

 Homework: Read through the Descriptions and Explanations Handout (DOCS). Think about how observations and/or inferences may be used in writing descriptions or explanations. Be prepared to discuss in class tomorrow.

 

 9/9/2014

 

 

Entry Task: Read through the Rotting Fruit Observation Sheet (DOCS). Find (but don't move) the fruit that your group has been given. Draw your fruit and record your observations on the handout. Note: If you were absent today, you need to arrange a time to come in and make up the observation or you can get notes from a friend. You may not complete the activity with your own fruit.

 

Announcements: Happy Birthday Cheyana Steiner!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task and Discussion
  • Discussion (re: Descriptions and Explanations Handout)
  • Practice writing descriptions and explanations with Baking Cookies worksheet (DOCS)
  • Video explanation (Web Resources)

Due Tomorrow: Read through the "Where Does Water Go?" handout (DOCS) and complete the diagram as instructed. Do not use outside resources for this. It's okay to be wrong! I want to see what you're thinking right now.

 

9/10/2014

 

Entry Task: Take out your completed homework from last night. Review your model/explanation and use it to answer the following questions on the backside of the handout:

       1. Do you think you diagram is a 100% accurate model of the way water moves through our bodies? Why or why not?

       2. What were you confused or unsure about as you were creating your diagram? What do you still need to know or find out in order to make a more accurate/complete diagram?

       3. What types of research could you do to answer those questions? Try to name specific resources you might use.

       4. What types of investigations or tests could you do to help improve your understanding of this process?

 

 

Due at the Beginning of Class: Completed "Where Does the Water Go" diagram (DOCS). I will come around to stamp it.

 

Agenda:

  • Discuss "Where Does the Water Go" diagrams and entry task responses.
  • Housekeeping/Announcements/Student Handbook Review
  • Discussion and Reflection: What is Biology?
  • "Intro to Biology" video (Web Resources)


 9/11/2014

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to today's notes. Write today's date where you left off. Then write the following biological systems in order from smallest to largest.

 

Organelles          Atoms                  Species           Ecosystem           Cells       Earth                   

 

 

Molecule            Organ System      Tissue             Solar System       Organism     Population   

 

Organ               Galaxy

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task 
  • Group Project (Organization of Biological Systems)
  • Notes: Important Theories and Laws in Biology (DOCS)

 

 9/12/2014

 

Learning Target: Today I will be able to describe atoms and cells, and explain how they relate to one another.  

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to yesterday's notes. Write today's date where you left off. Then answer the following questions:

  1. What is an organism?
  2. What is the smallest unit of an element?
  3. What is the 1st Law of Thermodynamics?
Announcements: Happy birthday KeRuth Phillips and Marquise Ford!

 

Homework: Make sure your notebooks/binders are up-to-date and organized. We will likely have a notebook check sometime next week! 

 

Agenda

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Notes - continued from yesterday, "Important Theories and Laws in Biology" (DOCS) 
  • If time - Lab Safety Contract and Parent Letters

 

9/15/14

 

Learning Target: Today I will be able to describe what cells look like and how their structure relates to their function.

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to a new page. Title this unit: "Cells". Then answer the following questions below:

1. What are cells?

2. How many cells are the smallest living things on Earth made of?

3. What must cells have in order to make copies of themselves? Where is this substance found?

4. What is an organelle? What do organelles do?

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Instructions for Gallery Walk
  • Gallery Walk - An Introduction to Cells (packet and resources posted in DOCS)

 

9/16/14

 

Entry Task:
Open your notebook to your notes from yesterday. Write today's date where you left off. Then answer the following prompt:

1. One of the main principles in biology states that "form fits function". What do you suppose is meant by this statement?

2. Give at least one example of a biological system (organelle, cell, organ, organism, etc) in which form fits function.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Complete Gallery Walk
  • Reflection (if time)

Homework: Completed Introduction to Cells packets (DOCS) are due at the beginning of the class period tomorrow


 

 

 

 

 

9/17/14

 

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to your notes from yesterday. Write today's date where you left off. Then answer the following questions:

   1. What is the difference between a prokaryotic cell and eukaryotic cell?

   2. What is one benefit and one drawback of being eukaryotic?

   3. What is the largest human cell?

 

Due at the beginning of class: Completed Intro to Cells packets

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Cell Organelle Grid (DOCS)
  • Begin Cell Analogy Project (DOCS)

Homework: Complete Cell Organelle Grid. Begin brainstorming topics for your Cell Analogy Project.

 

9/18/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to your notes from yesterday. Write today's date where you left off. Then answer the following prompt:

1. What will your cell analogy be?

2. Identify what you will use to represent each of the organelles for your assigned cell (plant or animal). Required organelles are listed on the Cell Analogy Project overview.

3. Share your answers with your neighbors. Feel free to get suggestions/feedback from them.

4. When you're ready, come up to the front and get a sheet of paper and then begin creating your cell model.

 

Due at the beginning of class: Completed cell organelle worksheet (DOCS)

 

Announcements: Happy birthday Arionna Smith and Casey Bragg-Schmidt!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Work on Cell Analogy Project

 
9/19/14

 

Entry Task: Begin working on your cell analogy project right away. When you are done, assess your finished product on the rubric and answer the following questions:

1. Do you feel like all of your organelle analogies in your poster are accurate representations?

2. If not, explain which ones may be a stretch. Explain why.

 

Due at the end of class (*Revised, now due at the beginning of class on Monday): Completed cell analogy project (DOCS) and self-assessed rubric (DOCS).

 

Homework: Read Cell Membrane article and be ready to discuss on Monday. (DOCS)

 

Announcements: Happy birthday Luis Amaya!

 

Agenda:

  • Continue working on Cell Analogy Project
  • Self assess your Cell Analogy poster
  • When finished, begin reading Cell Membrane article

 

9/22/14

 

Entry Task: Find your new assigned seat. Then set up your cell analogy poster on your desk so that others can see it.

 

Due at the Beginning of Class: Completed Cell Analogy Project and self-assessed rubric.

 

Agenda:

  • Cell Analogy Share-out
  • Answer Prompts for Cell Membrane article (DOCS) 
  • Notes: Cell Membranes (DOCS)

 
9/23/14

 

Entry Task: Complete the "Cell Focus: Where Does the Water Go?" Diagram (DOCS) on your desk. Answer to the best of your knowledge. It doesn't have to be totally correct!

 

Announcements:Happy Birthday Emma Proszek! And Happy 1st Day of Fall!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Macromolecules vocabulary and card sort (DOCS)
  • Continue Notes: Cell Membranes

 

9/24/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to your notes from yesterday. Write today's date and answer the following questions:

1. Name one example of something that is made of protein molecules.

2. Name one example of something that is made of carbohydrate molecules.

3. Name one example of something that is made of lipid molecules.

4. Name one example of something that is made of nucleic acid molecules.

 

Announcements:Happy birthday LaNina Muhammed!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Continue Notes: Cell Membranes (DOCS)
  • Reading and Jigsaw Teaching: Membrane Transport and Solutions (DOCS)

9/25/14

Entry Task: Open your notebook to your notes from yesterday. Write today's date and then identify the following Latin and Greek roots:

1. Hydro

2. Phillic/Philia

3. Phobic/Phobia

4. Micro

5. Macro

6. Bi

7. Semi

8. Homo/Homeo

9. Hetero

10. Nucle

11. Lyse

12. Cyto

 

Due at the Beginning of Class: Completed Reading of assigned article. Be ready to share with your group.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Reading and Jigsaw Teaching: Solutions and Membrane Transport
  • If time: Rotting Fruit Observation or Cell Modeling Activity


9/26/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to your notes from yesterday. Write today's date and then answer the following questions:

1. What is passive transport? Name one form of passive transport.

2. What is active transport? Name one form of active transport.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Cell Modeling Activity (Due to the nature of this activity, it should be done in class. If you were absent, see Mrs. Dignan about making that up)
  • (If time) Rotting Fruit Observation


9/29/14

 

Entry Task: Rotting Fruit Observation - find the fruit that you observed last time (they are all on lab tables). Record 10 observations and draw a picture of it on the Rotting Fruit Observation Handout (Due to the nature of this activity, it needs to be completed in class. If you were absent, see Mrs. Dignan about making it up).

 

Announcements: Happy (Saturday) birthday Katie Jenkins! Happy (today) birthday Gianni Orsillo!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Demo: Diffusion and Osmosis (Web Resources)
  • Continue Cell Modeling Activity
  • (If time) Concept Map: Cell Membranes


9/30/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to where we left off on Friday. Write today's date and then answer the following questions:

1. What does isotonic mean?

2. What does hypotonic mean?

3. What does hypertonic mean?

 

Announcements: Happy birthday Mihret Haile!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Complete Cell Modeling Activity
  • Concept Map: Cell Membranes (DOCS)

 

10/1/14

 

 Entry Task: Open your notebook to where we left off yesterday. Write today's date below. Then answer the following prompt:

1. You're stranded no a deserted island. The sun is blazing down, you are tired and dehydrated. You can't find any freshwater, but there is an ocean of saltwater in front of you. Would you drink the saltwater? Why or why not? Include some explanations of how saltwater interacts with your cells in your answer.

 

Announcements: Happy Birthday Cindy Chang!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Complete Concept Map: Cell Membranes
  • Reading and Discussion: Drinking Too Much Water Can Kill You (Web Resources)

Homework: Completed Concept Maps are due at the beginning of class tomorrow if you haven't already turned them in. Read and be ready to discuss: "Drinking Too Much Water Can Kill You (Web Resources).

 

10/2/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to where we left off yesterday. Write today's date below. Then answer the following prompt:

1. Last night you read about a woman that died from drinking too much water. How did this happen?

2. What was happening to her cells as a result of all of the water she drank?

3. What was happening to her organs as a result of all of the water she drank?

 

Due at the beginning of class: Completed Concept Map (if not already turned in).

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task and Discussion
  • Notes and Video: Intro to Homeostasis
  • Revise Model: Where Does the Water Go?

Homework: Complete Diagram (revised): Where Does the Water Go? (DOCS). Note: This submission is a post-assessment. You will be graded on accuracy so you should be putting more energy into making sure it is correct and complete. Include vocabulary terms from the last week.

 

10/3/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday. Write today's date below. Then try to identify the following Latin and Greek roots:

1. Tonic

2. Hypo

3. Hyper

4. Iso

5. Sol

6. Homeo

7. Stasis

8. Endo

9. Exo/Ecto

10. Osmo

 

Announcements: Happy birthday Esme Kupusija!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Introduction to Osmosis Lab (DOCS)
  • Lab Setup 

 

10/6/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notes to where we left off. Write today's date below. Then answer the following questions:

1. What is homeostasis?

2. How does the body react when it's too hot?

3. How does the body react when it's too cold?

4. How does the body react when it's dehydrated?

5. How does the body react when it's overhydrated?

 

Due at the beginning of class tomorrow: Lab Packet (DOCS) with Section 1 Completed 

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Homeostasis Video 1 with Notes (Web Resources)
  • Homeostasis Case Study video (Web Resources)


10/7/14

 

Entry Task:You will not need your notebooks today. Pull out your lab packet. Complete your 2-part hypothesis on page 3. Talk about hypotonic/hypertonic solutions in the explanation portion of your hypothesis:

  • For the first part, decide if you think the corn/maple syrup will make the egg increase or decrease in size and explain why you think that.
  • For the second part, decide if you think regular tap water will make the egg increase or decrease in size and explain why you think that.

Once you've completed Part 1 of your Lab Packet, bring it to Mrs. Dignan for a signature. You may then begin the lab.

Agenda:

  • Osmosis and Diffusion Lab
  • (If time) finish watching Homeostasis case study video
 

10/8/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your notebook and open to your homeostasis notes. Look at the negative feedback loop diagram and try to identify at which point Leah Betts' negative feedback loop was compromised.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task/Finish watching Homeostasis Case Study video (Web Resources)
  • Complete Lab
  • Begin working on graphs 

 Homework: Finish the graph in your lab packet (if not completed in class). Due tomorrow.

 

10/9/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your notebook and your lab packet. Answer the following questions in your notebook:

1. Was your hypothesis supported or not supported?

2. What data do you have that shows that your hypothesis was or was not supported?

 

Announcements: Happy (Sunday) birthday Edgar Munoz!

 

Agenda: 

  • Entry Task and Discussion
  • Write Lab Conclusion
  • Complete Lab Packet
  • Observe eggs in different solutions 

Homework: Completed lab packets (DOCS) are due on Monday!

 

10/13/14

 

Entry Task:  Open your notebook to where we left off. Then answer the following questions in your notebook:

1. What organelle is responsible for holding the cell's DNA and directing all activities within the cell?

2. What organelle is responsible for creating proteins?

3. What organelle is responsible for holding food, water, and extra materials within the cell?

4. What organelle is responsible for regulating what enters and exits the cell?

 

Announcements: Happy birthday Jose Esquada!

 

Due at the beginning of class: Completed lab packets.

 

Agenda:

1. Entry Task Discussion

2. Introduction to Cell Unit Review Packets

3. Work on Cell Unit Review Packets (DOCS) 

 

10/14/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off. Try to identify whether the following substances cross the cell membrane via active or passive transport. If possible, name the specific form of transport that each substance uses:

1. Water-

2. Oxygen-

3. Sugar/Glucose-

4. Sodium-

5. Carbon Dioxide-

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task
  • Work on  Cell Unit Review Packets (DOCS) plus Homeostasis Addendum (DOCS)
  • Jeopardy!
 

10/15/14:

 

Entry Task: You will not need your notebooks today. (PSAT Testing)

 

Agenda:

  • Get To Know Your Teacher Day
  • Study Time 
 

10/16/14:

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off on Tuesday. Write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. In the Osmosis (Egg) Lab, what was our manipulated variable?

2. What was our responding variable?

3. Name two controlled variables.

4. What was something we did to increase the validity of our results?

5. What was something we should have done to increase the reliability of our results?

 

Announcements: Cells Quiz Tomorrow! Review packets due at the end of class! Mrs. Dignan will be available after school on Thursday and during first lunch on Friday for last-minute help.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Start/Complete Review Jeopardy
  • Time to work on packets 

 10/17/14

 

Entry Task: Find your seat. Take out your Review Packet and a writing utensil. Put everything else in your backpack out of sight. Absolutely no phones or headphones during the test.

 

Agenda:

  • Cells Unit Quiz
  • If you finish early, begin reading the photosynthesis article or you can work on other homework.
Homework: Read Photosynthesis Article (will be posted to DOCS as soon as possible). Answer the questions at the bottom of each page. 

 

10/20/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your notebook and the photosynthesis article from Friday (will be posted to DOCS as soon as possible). Then answer the following questions:

1. What is photosynthesis?

2. What 3 things do plants need in order for photosynthesis to occur?

3. What is one benefit of using plants as fuel instead of fossil fuels?

 

Announcements: Happy (Sunday) birthday Rahwa Semere!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Complete "Scientific Explanation" portion of quiz
  • Watch "Food Web" video (web resources) and answer questions on the "Why Plants?" worksheet (DOCS). 

 

 10/21/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday. Look at the following image and then answer the questions below:

 

1. What does this statement mean to you, in your own words?

2. How does this statement apply to your success in this class and in school?

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task discussion
  • Study Habits self-assessment (DOCS)
  • Finish  "Food Web" video and "Why Plants" worksheet (DOCS)
  • Begin Food Web notes (DOCS)

10/22/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your notebook and write today's date in it. Then identify the following Latin and Greek roots:

1. Auto

2. Vore

3. Homeo/Homo

4. Hetero

5. Omni

6. Carni

7. Herbi

 

AnnouncementsTests have been graded! You can look at your test but you may not keep it until all makeups are done.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Pass back tests
  • Continue Food Web notes (DOCS)
  • Trophic Level Card Sort Activity
  • Exit Task

10/23/14

 

Entry Task: Take out your notebook and write in today's date. Look at the following food web diagram and identify the trophic level (producer, primary consumer, etc) for each of the organisms listed below.

 

1.  Heron

2. Snapper

3. Shrimp

4. Algae

5. Crab

 

Agenda:

 

10/24/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. What is the First Law of Thermodynamics?

2. If 90% of energy gets lost every time one thing eats another thing, where does that "wasted" energy go? Does it get destroyed? If not, what happens to it?

3. What happens to the actual molecules (matter) in the food we eat (for instance, the molecules in a piece of beef jerky)? Do they get destroyed? If not, what happens to them? 

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Tracking Beef Jerky Activity (DOCS)
  • Intro to Carbon Cycle videos (2 videos, posted in Web Resources)
  • Carbon Cycle article (DOCS) 

10/27/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to where we left off on Friday and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. What form does carbon take when it's in the atmosphere?

2. ... in living things?

3. ... in the oceans?

4. ... under the Earth's crust?

 

Announcements:Happy birthday Ashley Baltazar!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Group Worksheet (DOCS)
  • (If time) Complete your own carbon cycle diagram 

Due at the beginning of class tomorrow:Completed review questions and carbon cycle diagram from the Carbon Cycle article (DOCS). 

 

PSSSST!: If you are reading this... Way to go on checking the class website! Draw a picture of an octopus (doesn't have to be beautiful) in your notebook for 5 easy extra credit points. Mrs. Dignan will check your notebook on Friday.  

 

10/28/14

 

Entry Task: If your group did not finish the Group Worksheet from yesterday, start that right away. If your group did finish the Group Worksheet, work on the Entry Task. When you're done, finish/check review questions and get started on the carbon cycle diagram on the back page.

 1. Of the 4 major carbon reservoirs (Atmosphere, Living Things, Oceans, Earth's crust), which is the largest?

2. When one living thing eats another, how much energy gets passed on to the next trophic level?

3. When one living thing eats another, how much matter gets passed on to the next trophic level? 

 

Due at the beginning of class TODAY:Completed review questions. Have them out in front of you so Mrs. Dignan can check them off.

 

Agenda:

  •  Work time (Entry Task, Group Worksheet, Complete Review Questions)
  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Rotting Fruit Observations (Due to the nature of this activity, it must be completed in class. Talk to Mrs. Dignan about making it up if you were absent)
  • Complete Carbon Cycle Diagram (page 4 of Carbon Cycle Article)
  • Intro to Photosynthesis Notes (will be posted as soon as possible)

10/29/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks and write in today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. What is photosynthesis?

2. What 3 things are required in order for photosynthesis to happen?

3. What 3 things are produced as a result of photosynthesis?

 

Announcements: Happy birthday Belen Nino!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Notes: Chemical Reactions (DOCS)
  • Worksheet: Making Sense of Chemical Equations 

 Due at the beginning of class tomorrow (1st & 2nd periods):Completed Chemical Equations worksheet. Note: It doesn't have to be 100% correct, but it does need to be 100% complete.

 

10/30/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook and write today's date. Use the equation below to answer the following questions:

 

1.  How many molecules of O2 are on the left side of the equation?

2. How many molecules of water are on the right side of the equation?

3. How many atoms of oxygen are on the left side of the equation?

4. How many atoms of oxygen are on the right side of the equation?

5. Is this equation balanced? Why or why not?

 

Due at the beginning of class:Completed Chemical Equations worksheet (1st and 2nd pd)

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Discuss/Complete Chemical Equations worksheet (DOCS)
  • Activity and Worksheet: Modeling the Photosynthesis equation (DOCS)

10/31/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. How many molecules of CO2 are needed to make one molecule of glucose?

2. How many molecules of H2O are needed to make one molecule of glucose? 

 

Announcements:Don't forget to turn back your clocks by one hour this weekend!

 

Agenda:

  •  Entry Task Discussion
  • Elephant Toothpaste Demo (Web Resources)
  • Continue working on Modeling Photosynthesis worksheet (DOCS)

11/3/14

 

Entry Task: You do not need your notebooks for today's Entry Task. Please complete the photosynthesis pre-assessment (DOCS) on your desk.

 

 Agenda: 

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Finish Modeling Photosynthesis worksheet
  • Begin Photosynthesis Reading and Review Questions (DOCS) 

11/4/14

 

Entry Task: No formal Entry Task today. Please get started working on your review questions right away.

 

Announcements: Happy birthday Wintana Dewit!

 

Agenda:

  • Finish Photosynthesis Reading and Review Questions (DOCS)
  • (If time) Photosynthesis Concept Map (DOCS) 

11/5/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. In the Skittles Activity (Modeling Photosynthesis), what did we use to represent individual atoms?

2. What is the difference between atoms and molecules?

3. What 3 types of atoms are involved in photosynthesis reactions?

4. What 4 types of molecules are involved in photosynthesis reactions?

5. What part of photosynthesis were we unable to represent with Skittles? 

 

Due at the beginning of class: Completed Photosynthesis Review Questions. Have them out so I can give them an on-time stamp.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Review/Revise Skittles Worksheet (Modeling Photosynthesis)
  • Intro to Photosynthesis Lab 

11/6/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then identify the following Latin and Greek roots:

1. Photo-

2. Synth-

3. Troph-

4. Hetero-

5. Auto-

6. Di-

7. Bi-

8. Tri-

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Photosynthesis Pre-Lab 
  • (If you finish early) Photosynthesis Concept Map or prepare notebooks for notebook check 

11/7/14

 

Entry Task: Open up your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. How did your lab-group work together during the Egg/Osmosis Lab?

2. What was your job/role during that lab?

3. How did you help your group in carrying out the lab and making sense of data?

4. How did you hurt your group in carrying out the lab and making sense of data?

5. What do you plan on doing differently during the photosynthesis lab?

 

Announcements:Happy birthday Milan Crone!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion and Group Sharing
  • Photosynthesis Pre-Lab
  • Once you get Mrs. Dignan's signature on the pre-lab you can start your lab set-up 

11/10/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. For your photosynthesis investigation, what is your independent/manipulated variable? How will you be changing it?

2. What is your dependent/responding variable? How will you be measuring it?

3. Name 2 of your controlled variables. How will you be controlling them?

4. What is your control group?

 

Announcements:Happy (tomorrow) birthday Hannah Al-Mayahi!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Finish Photosynthesis Pre-lab
  • (Once you get Mrs. D's signature) Begin lab set-up 

11/12/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off on Monday and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. What is one way you're increasing the validity of your photosynthesis investigation?

2. Why is validity an important characteristic of all scientific investigations?

3. What is one way you're increasing the reliability of your photosynthesis investigation?

4. Why is reliability an important characteristic of all scientific investigations?

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Finish Photosynthesis pre-lab and/or set-up
  • When done, work on the following assignments; 1. Photosynthesis Concept Map (DOCS), 2. Green Cemetery Reading and Reflection (DOCS)

11/13/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Read the quote below and answer the following questions:

 

1. What does this quote mean to you (in your own words)?

2. Do you think you are someone who talks too much in class?

3. Do you think you are someone who doesn't speak up enough in class?

4. Identify one goal for improving the way you communicate in this class.

 

Announcements:Happy birthday Bethel Chemere!

 

Due at the beginning of class tomorrow:Completed Photosynthesis Concept Map (DOCS) and Green Cemeteries Article and Reflection (DOCS)

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Work Time. You may: check on plants, complete photosynthesis concept map, complete Green Cemeteries Article and Reflection, work on organizing your notebook, catch up on missed assignments, or work for other classes. This is not social hour - you need to be doing school-related work. 

11/14/14 & 11/17/14

 

Mrs. Dignan was away at a conference. Students watched the video, "What Plants Talk About" http://video.pbs.org/video/2338524490/   and completed the accompanying worksheet, which can be found in the documents section of this website. If you were absent, watch the video and answer the question in order to receive participation credit.

 

11/18/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off on Thursday and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. Reflect on your behavior and attention-level when Mrs. Dignan was gone on Friday and Monday. Give yourself a rating for each day:

   1) - Major disruption to others

   2) - Not a disruption, but also not focused/paying attention

   3) - Completely on-task and helpful with the sub when needed

2. Explain why you gave yourself the rating that you did.

3. What did you think of the video you watched?

 

Announcements: Happy (Friday) birthday Jon Hesch! Happy (Saturday) birthday Melina Siufanua!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion/Sub Recap
  • Check on plants (10 minutes max)
  • Finish video if necessary
  • Graphs Discussion and Worksheet (DOCS)
  • Conclusion Rubric Worksheet (DOCS)

Due at the beginning of class tomorrow:Complete Graphs Worksheet (DOCS) and read through Conclusion rubric worksheet (DOCS), underlining unfamiliar or confusing words or phrases.

 

11/19/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then use the Conclusion Rubric worksheet (DOCS) to answer the following questions:

1.  What 5 "attributes" must be included in a scientific conclusion?

2. Why do you suppose it is important to include both the highest and lowest conditions of the manipulated variable?

3. For your investigation, what was the "highest" condition of the manipulated variable?

4. What was the "lowest" condition of your manipulated variable?

 

Due at the beginning of class: Completed Graphs Worksheet (DOCS). Also have the highlighted Conclusion Rubric worksheet on your desk so I can see it.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Exit Task Revision
  • Collect data!
  • Create graphs 

11/20/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off on Thursday and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. In your Photosynthesis investigation, was your hypothesis supported by your data?

2.  What key data will you include in your conclusion? Why?

3. Identify 2 trends from your data

 

Due at the beginning of class:Completed graphs in your lab packet. Have them out on your desk so Mrs. Dignan can stamp it.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Write your conclusion using the rubric 

Due at the beginning of class tomorrow: Completed Conclusion in your lab packet

 

11/21/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then complete the following table:

 Component of Photosynthesis Part of Photosynthesis in which it is needed (light dependent or light independent reactions)
 Sunlight 
 Carbon Dioxide/CO2 
 Water/H2O 

 

Due at the beginning of class today: Completed Conclusion. Have it out on your desk so Mrs. Dignan can stamp it.

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task Discussion
  • Conclusion Peer Review
  • Time to Revise and complete evaluation 

Due at the beginning of class on Monday:COMPLETED LAB PACKETS

 

11/24/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off on Friday and write today's date. Then complete the following K-W-L chart about Cellular Respiration (Should take up about a half a page. Only complete the K & L columns for now):

 
 Know Want to know Learned
   

 

Due at the beginning of class:COMPLETED LAB PACKETS

 

Announcements:Happy birthday Kayla Eide!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task discussion
  • Notes: Cellular Respiration and Combustion (DOCS) 

11/25/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then copy the following table into your notebooks (should take up about half a page):

 

Gummy Bear Combustion Demo:

CH2O + O2 —> CO2 + H2O + Energy

 Predict   Observe Explain
   

 

Agenda

  • Finish Notes: Cellular Respiration and Combustion (DOCS)
  • Gummy Bear Combustion Demo - a.k.a. - the Flaming Gummy Bear! (if you missed it, you can find a video version in web resources) 

 12/1/14

 

Entry Task:  Open your notebooks to where we left off last week and write today's date. Then use your notes from last week to answer the following questions:

1. What are the 4 most important chemical reactions in biology?

2. Name one organism that does photosynthesis

3. Name one thing that humans use combustion for.

4. Name one organism that does cellular respiration.

5. name one organism that does fermentation.

 

Announcements:Happy (last Friday) birthday Aiden Hilsen!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task discussion
  • Compare and Contrast Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration (DOCS)
  • Final Rotting Fruit Observation (DOCS)

12/2/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then copy the following table into your notebook (should take up about half a page):

 

Yeast Demonstration:

When we mix yeast, sugar, and water in a bottle and cover it with a balloon...

 
Predict  Observe Explain
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due at the beginning of class:Completed Fruit Observation worksheet

 

Agenda:

  • Yeast Fermentation Prediction
  • Comparing and Contrasting Cellular Respiration, Fermentation, and Combustion (DOCS)
  • Yeast Fermentation Observation and Explanation (video of demonstration can be found in web resources)

12/3/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then use your Compare/Contrast tables and your notes to answer the following questions:

1. What is the 1st Law of Thermodynamics?

2. How is carbon transformed through photosynthesis (what does it look like before and after the reaction)?

3. How is carbon transformed through cellular respiration?

4. How is carbon transformed through fermentation?

5. How is carbon transformed through combustion?

 

Announcements:New seating chart! Check with Mrs. Dignan if you don't know where you're supposed to be. Also - the unit test will be on December 11th!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task discussion/Review comparison tables
  • Video: The carbon Cycle and Climate Change (If you missed a portion of this video you may watch it after school in Mrs. Dignan's room, you may rent it from the library, or if you have a Netflix account, it is currently available to stream. The episode is titled, "A World Set Free") 

12/4/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then use your notes to draw a basic picture of the carbon cycle (must include arrows and words, may include pictures). In your diagram, be sure to include the processes of photosynthesis, cellular respiration, combustion, and fermentation (should take up about half a page).

 

Announcements: Unit test will be on December 11th!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task discussion/Share-out diagrams
  • Continue Video: The Carbon Cycle and Climate Change 
12/5/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebooks to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then use your notes and the Compare/Contrast tables to answer the following questions

1. What do photosynthesis, cellular respiration, combustion, and fermentation all have in common?

2. How is cellular respiration different from photosynthesis?

3. How is CR different from combustion?

4. How is CR different from fermentation?

 

Announcements:Unit test coming up NEXT THURSDAY!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task discussion
  • Finish Video: The carbon Cycle and Climate Change
  • (If time) begin working on Review Packet (DOCS) 

 12/8/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to where we left off on Friday and write today's date. Then use your notes from the movie to answer the following questions:

1. How is combustion related to climate change and the greenhouse effect?

2. How is photosynthesis related to climate change and the greenhouse effect?

 

Announcements: Unit test this Thursday!

Extra Credit opportunity: Watch this video clip from the film, "Chasing Ice": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU . Then tell Mrs. Dignan (in writing) 3 things you learned/found interesting from the video. Earn up to 5 extra credit points!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task discussion
  • Finish Video: The Carbon Cycle and Climate Change
  • Finish question 10 on video worksheet and submit
  • Begin working on the Unit Review Packet (DOCS)
12/9/14

 

Entry Task: Open your notebook to where we left off yesterday and write today's date. Then answer the following questions:

1. What is matter?

2. What is energy?

 

Announcements: Unit test this Thursday!

Extra Credit opportunity: Watch this video clip from the film, "Chasing Ice": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU . Then tell Mrs. Dignan (in writing) 3 things you learned/found interesting from the video. Earn up to 5 extra credit points!

 

Happy birthday:Dominique Patricelli!

 

Agenda:

  • Entry Task discussion
  • Review Packet work time
  • When done: Review the study guide on the last page and identify what you still need to work on 

12/10/14

 

Entry Task: No entry task today. Get working on your Review Packets right away!

 

Announcements: Unit test TOMORROW!!!!

Extra Credit opportunity: Watch this video clip from the film, "Chasing Ice": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU . Then tell Mrs. Dignan (in writing) 3 things you learned/found interesting from the video. Earn up to 5 extra credit points! 

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