November 11

Week of November 12th-16th

Standards

S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life processes.
(Clarification statement: The emphasis is not on learning individual structures and functions associated with each system, but on how systems interact to support life processes.)

Assessments 

*Summative over Respiratory, Muscular, Skeletal, and Circulatory on TUESDAY 11/13

Resources

https://join.quizizz.com/ 

Game Code- 646541

Digestive system code 307974

Monday 11/12

*Students completed study guide and used key to check answers.

*STUDY FOR SUMMATIVE TOMORROW- use study guide

Tuesday 11/13

*Students took summative over respiratory, circulatory, skeletal, and muscular systems

Wednesday 11/14: 

*Students played interactive digestion game with Mrs. Wise in the Library Learning Commons

Thursday 11/15: 

*Students took digestive system notes – Quiz tomorrow!

November 5

Week of November 5th-9th

**No tutoring this week since Tuesday is a student holiday**

Standards
S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life processes.
(Clarification statement: The emphasis is not on learning individual structures and functions associated with each system, but on how systems interact to support life processes.)

Assessments
*Quiz over muscular and skeletal systems
**Summative over circulatory, respiratory, muscular, and skeletal systems NEXT Tuesday 11/13

Resources
*Use quizizz from previous week- working on a big review one

Monday 11/5

* Students worked on their prosthetic hand today- summative project due on Wednesday

October 29

Week of October 29th- November 2nd

**Thank you to everyone who has donated to our classroom for the prosthetic hand! We have the best parents ever!! Thanks so much!!!

Tutoring is on Tuesday at 8:15. EVERY TUESDAY unless announced otherwise!

Standards

S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life processes.
(Clarification statement: The emphasis is not on learning individual structures and functions associated with each system, but on how systems interact to support life processes.)

Assessments

*Skeletal/Muscular Mini Quiz CHANGED TO NEXT MONDAY 11/5

*Prosthetic Hand group work SUMMATIVE

Resources

https://join.quizizz.com/

Game Code- 107599

Monday 10/29

*Students took notes on Muscular/Skeletal system

Tuesday 10/30

*Students completed the chicken wing dissection lab in class

Wednesday 10/31

*Students started prosthetic hand design

Thursday 11/1

*Students started building their prosthetic hand- instructions are below to give a glimpse of what we are doing and the rubric. This is classwork only, but students can come in Monday morning to work on it as well.

Friday 11/2

*Students were treated to a speaker, Ms. Kami Benson, a exercise physiologist from Northside Hospital who shared with the students about her job and answered lots of questions about the hear and circulatory system. Thanks, Ms. Benson, we enjoyed ourselves!

 

October 21

Week of October 22nd-26th

Standards
S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life processes.
(Clarification statement: The emphasis is not on learning individual structures and functions associated with each system, but on how systems interact to support life processes.)

Assessments

*Circulatory and Respiratory Quiz (Friday)

Resources

https://join.quizizz.com/

Code- 603855

Monday 10/22

*Students worked on circulatory stations lab activities today

*Students remediated for last weeks systems quiz

Tuesday 10/23

*Students took circulatory system notes and retested quizzes (if needed)

Wednesday 10/24

*Students used book and resources to fill out big respiratory sheet.

Thursday 10/25

*Students reviewed the respiratory system and participated in an asthma demonstration

*Students completed Respiratory Ed Helper

* Quiz tomorrow STUDY NOTES

October 16

Week of October 15th-19th

**Conference week- all middle school students dismissed at 1:30**

Standards
S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life processes.
(Clarification statement: The emphasis is not on learning individual structures and functions associated with each system, but on how systems interact to support life processes.)

Assessments
*Levels of organization quiz- Monday
*Body systems quiz- Friday

Resources
https://quizlet.com/_5fk7dh
https://join.quizizz.com/
Code- 532640

Monday 10/15
*Students took Levels of Organization quiz
*Students learned term mitosis- review using Brainpop- Mitosis www.brainpop.com username- lovinggood password- pop

Tuesday 10/16
*Students took notes on skeletal and muscular system. Homework- make flashcards with systems learned each night.

Wednesday 10/17
*Students took notes on 3 more systems- digestive, endocrine, and nervous. Make flashcards with systems learned. Quiz on Friday over functions.

Thursday 10/18
*Students continued to take notes on 2 more systems- respiratory and circulatory. Quiz tomorrow over system functions. ONLY over the 7 we have gone over (muscular, skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, and nervous)

October 9

Week of October 8th-12th

**If I am conferencing with you during conference week (October 15th-19th), I have sent an email with my conference week link for parents to sign up. We are ONLY conferencing with our 3rd period this year. Some teachers have split students, so a few of you may be conferencing with another teacher of your students. Any questions, please send me an email**

Standards:
S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste. (Clarification statement: The intent is for students to demonstrate how the component structures of the cell interact and work together to allow the cell as a whole carry out various processes. Additional structures, beyond those listed, will be addressed in high school Biology.)

Assessments

*Summative over cell processes

*Ed Helper

Resources

Levels of Organization quizizz

https://join.quizizz.com

Code- 754454

Monday 10/8: 

 

*Students reviewed (Mrs. Ramsey absent)

Tuesday 10/9:

*Students took cell processes summative

****Retakes are Wednesday and Thursday morning in rm 706 (my classroom) at 8:15. Students received a paper if they earned less than an 80 on the summative

Wednesday 10/10:

*Students did the Circulatory system heart rate lab as a preview of our human body unit.

Thursday 10/11: 

*Students took notes on Levels of Organization- pp attached

Friday 10/12: 

*Students did an Ed helper in class (graded)

*Students modeled the Levels of Organization. Quiz Monday over Levels of Organization

 

September 30

Week of October 1st-5th

**If I am conferencing with you during conference week (October 15th-19th), I will be sending an email this week with my conference week link for parents to sign up. We are ONLY conferencing with our 3rd period this year. Some teachers have split students, so a few of you may be conferencing with another teacher of your students. Any questions, please send me an email**

Standards:
S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste. (Clarification statement: The intent is for students to demonstrate how the component structures of the cell interact and work together to allow the cell as a whole carry out various processes. Additional structures, beyond those listed, will be addressed in high school Biology.)

Assessments
*Cellular respiration quiz (Tues or Wed.)
*Group skit on photosynthesis/cellular respiration

Resources
Review FOR SUMMATIVE!!!!
https://join.quizizz.com
Code: 691266

**Students received a study guide for their cell processes summative on Monday 10/8. Answer keys can be seen for study guide on Friday.**

Monday 10/1: 
*review photosynthesis
*Notes on cellular respiration

Tuesday 10/2
*Students created study tool flip book (if you were absent, I have made yours!)
*Students received study guide- summative is Monday 10/8

Wednesday 10/3: 
*Students took quiz over cellular respiration/fermentation (grades will be in tomorrow)
*Students worked in groups to start preparing for their RAFT assignment to review for photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Assignment is due Friday. **This is a summative performance task. RAFT attached below

Thursday 10/4:
*Students continued to work on their RAFT today. RAFT is due tomorrow unless you have been told differently (ex- you were absent for a day
*Remember to finish study guides tonight so you can look at the key tomorrow.
*Cell Processes summative MONDAY 10/8!!!

Friday 10/5: 
* Students finished their RAFT (with exceptions of students who missed time in class)
*Study guide keys were given. Also, key is attached below. STUDY FOR MONDAY’S CELL PROCESSES SUMMATIVE

September 17

Week of September 17th-21st

Standards:
S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste. (Clarification statement: The intent is for students to demonstrate how the component structures of the cell interact and work together to allow the cell as a whole carry out various processes. Additional structures, beyond those listed, will be addressed in high school Biology.)

Assessments:
*Simple Photosynthesis (Ed Helper)
*Photosynthesis quiz (Friday)

Resources:
**Online textbook-information found on page to the right
https://join.quizizz.com
Quizizz Code- 077699

Monday 9/17: (only see 3, 6, 7, periods today)
*Students took Cell processes quiz (grades in synergy)
*Students listened to Photosynthesis rap and wrote down new information that they heard

Tuesday 9/18: (only see 3, 4, 5 periods today)
*Went over cell process quiz
*Plant video w/ organizer. Intro into photosynthesis. Link below

Wednesday 9/19:
*Students took notes on photosynthesis (pp below)
*Filled in organizer (notes) about photosynthesis
*Simple Photosynthesis- Ed Helper

Thursday 9/20
*Students completed internet webquest about photosynthesis
Link to webquest http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/photosynthesis.html

*Study for short photosynthesis quiz TOMORROW!

Legends of Learning
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September 9

Week of September 10th-14th

Standards
S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste. (Clarification statement: The intent is for students to demonstrate how the component structures of the cell interact and work together to allow the cell as a whole carry out various processes. Additional structures, beyond those listed, will be addressed in high school Biology.)

Resources
https://join.quizizz.com
Code: 447131
Code: 133465

Assessments
*Quiz over passive AND active transport definitions on FRIDAY 9/14 (periods 3, 4, 5,) MONDAY 9/17 (Periods 6, 7)

Monday and Tuesday 9/10 and 9/11 (Mrs. Ramsey was absent) 
*Monday students took quiz over passive transport definitions and did work in their interactive textbook
*Tuesday- students did worksheet over passive and active transport

Wednesday 9/12 (Periods 4 &5)
*CoGat testing until 11:30
*Students modeled active transport in teams.

Thursday 9/13 (Periods 3, 6, 7)
*CoGat testing until 11:30
*Students modeled active transport in teams

 

September 4

Week of September 4th-7th

**Students received grades back on summative test. They must return their remediation packets SIGNED if they are retaking on MONDAY 9/10 either at 8:15 with Mrs. Ramsey or 4:15 with Dr. Bresnan. Friday 9/7 we will hold a help session both in the morning (8:15) and afternoon (4:15) You only have to come to ONE**

Standards
S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste. (Clarification statement: The intent is for students to demonstrate how the component structures of the cell interact and work together to allow the cell as a whole carry out various processes. Additional structures, beyond those listed, will be addressed in high school Biology.)

Graded Assignments
*Summative over cells and functions
*Quiz over vocab

Resources
**Review for summative
https://join.quizizz.com/
Game Code: 265758
Game Code: 017484 

Monday 9/3
**No School- LaBoR dAy!

Tuesday 9/4
*Students did review game “Smackdown” to get ready for summative test
*Students started diffusion demos to get a preview to diffusion (3rd period did diffusion notes) will be on the blog tomorrow

Wednesday 9/5
*Summative over cells and functions
*Complete pg 130-132 in interactive textbook. **Homework if pages are unfinished**
*Passive/Active transport notes

Thursday 9/6: 
*Students started a two day lab of osmosis in an egg. Students observed the egg in corn syrup and distilled water today and will observe changes tomorrow. All students gave their hypothesis on what they thought would happen.
*Students took notes on passive transport. Quiz Monday over vocabulary words in notes

Friday 9/7

*Students finished the two day osmosis lab observing osmosis in 2 eggs, one in distilled water and one in corn syrup. Ask them what happened 🙂 They have it recorded on their lab sheet.

*Students took notes on active transport. Notes are below QUIZ ON VOCABULARY WORDS FROM NOTES ON MONDAY!!!!