April 23

Week of April 23rd-27th

Standards for the Week
S7L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.
a. Develop and defend a model that categorizes organisms based on common characteristics.
b. Evaluate historical models of how organisms were classified based on physical characteristics and how that led to the six kingdom system (currently archaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals).
(Clarification statement: This includes common examples and characteristics such as, but not limited to, prokaryotic, eukaryotic, unicellular, multicellular, asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, autotroph, heterotroph, and unique cell structures. Modern classification will be addressed in high school.)

Resources
Classification Quizizz
https://join.quizizz.com/
Code: 445461

Graded Assignments
*Ed Helper
*Short Kingdoms Quiz
*Classification Quiz

Monday 4/23 ALL
*Students took notes on Kingdoms (same organizer from Friday)
*Students got back 9-1 and 9-2 to correct from last weeks work
*Short Kingdoms Quiz TOMORROW!

Tuesday 4/24 ALL

Webquest Activity

#1
http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/E07/E07.html 

#2
my.hrw.com
Use username and password on blog link in upper right hand
Click on interactive textbook- Chapter nine
Virtual Investigations
After activity- go through interactive textbook and answer questions below

Wednesday 4/25
*Students continued on webquest from yesterday (Links under yesterday.) Work was due TODAY.
*STUDY for Summative NEXT WEEK over Reproduction and Classification

Wednesday 4/25 AC

Here are a few websites that should give you the information you need to complete the organizer. Some websites do not hold up to today’s standards, but please be cognizant, or aware, that some are older websites. Remember, in my lifetime the classification system has changed and the information presented may be out of date.

History Of Classification

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~bioslabs/studies/invertebrates/kingdoms.html
https://kids.kiddle.co/Binomial_nomenclature
http://www.edinformatics.com/math_science/living_kingdom_classifications.htm
https://www.mun.ca/biology/scarr/Five_Kingdoms_Three_Domains.html
https://earthlingnature.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/a-brief-history-of-the-kingdoms-of-life/
https://opencurriculum.org/5366/modern-classification-systems/

 

 

April 16

Week of April 16th-20th

**Its testing week for 7th grade! I encourage all students to get plenty of rest, eat a good breakfast, and do something fun each evening to keep themselves loose. 🙂 

Monday- Thursday:  Students will remain in 1st period most of the day. Group A testers will test in the morning and work in the afternoon. Group B testers will work in the morning and test in the afternoon. 

Friday 4/20: 

*Students got to have grape soda with King Phillip 🙂 We started Classification Notes. PP attached

Students will be working on packets, questions, or assignments from each academic class. All of this work will either be graded or given assessments over. 

Science students will have two packets to complete from 9-1 and 9-2 over Classification. Students will be assessed over work in the packets. 

Standards for the week

S7L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.
a. Develop and defend a model that categorizes organisms based on common characteristics.
b. Evaluate historical models of how organisms were classified based on physical characteristics and how that led to the six kingdom system (currently archaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals).
(Clarification statement: This includes common examples and characteristics such as, but not limited to, prokaryotic, eukaryotic, unicellular, multicellular, asexual reproduction, sexual reproduction, autotroph, heterotroph, and unique cell structures. Modern classification will be addressed in high school.)

Resources

Graded Assignments
*Packet that students are given during Milestones (material from packet will be on an assessment)

April 13

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April 8

Week of April 9th-13th

Standards for the week
S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.
a. Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.
Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation.

Resources
Asexual reproduction video (click on this link)
https://gpb.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.repro.asexual/asexual-reproducers/#.Wsqr7kxFyuU

Quizizz Reviews for Reproduction Quiz
https://join.quizizz.com/
Code- 874655

Code-088732

Graded Assignments
*Ed Helper
*Reproduction quiz

Monday 4/9 ALL
*Students were introduced to asexual/sexual reproduction with a modeling activity. Students picked out characteristics from organisms and made an advantages/disadvantages chart

Tuesday 4/10
* Students completed Ed Helper- Plant Reproduction (grade)
*Students started 26-1 Directed Reading- watched Brain Pop Asexual Reproduction to end class

Wednesday 4/11
*Students took notes on asexual/sexual reproduction

Quiz on Friday over notes!!!

Thursday 4/12
*Students reviewed asexual/sexual reproduction with sorting cards and writing questions. Quiz tomorrow. New quizizz on the blog under resources.

 

March 26

Week of March 26th-30th

Standards for the week
S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.
c. Ask questions to gather and synthesize information about the ways humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms through selective breeding.
(Clarification statement: The element specifically addresses artificial selection and the ways in which it is fundamentally different from natural selection.)

Resources
New quizizz code
143615
https://join.quizizz.com

Graded Assignments
*Selective Breeding/Genetic Engineering summative

Monday 3/26:
*Students took notes on Selective Breeding with videos embedded and activity about cows on the back- test this week

Monday 3/26 AC: 

Group 1- go over quiz with me: then start web quest.

Group 2: start webquest

Questions 1-3
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/extraormissing/

Questions 4-6
http://www.achondroplasia.co.uk/

Questions 7-11
http://www.ygyh.org/cf/whatisit.htm

Questions 11-14
http://www.ygyh.org/dmd/whatisit.htm

Questions 15-18
http://www.ygyh.org/fragx/whatisit.htm

Questions 19-22
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/klinefelterssyndrome.html

Questions 23-25
http://www.ygyh.org/marfan/whatisit.htm

Questions 26-30
http://www.medhelp.org/lib/pku.htm

Questions 31-34
http://www.pwsausa.org/faq.htm

Questions 35-38
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001660.htm

Questions 39-40
http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/Diseases_and_Conditions/Genetic_Disorders/

 

Tuesday 3/27 ALL
**AC will test on Selective breeding and Genetic Engineering TOMORROW. Review before test.
**Periods 1-4 will test Thursday 3/29

Wednesday 3/28:

* Students reviewed for Summative test tomorrow over Mitosis/Meiosis/SB/GE

Wednesday AC: 

*Students reviewed and took summative over Mitosis/Meiosis/SB/GE

 

 

March 19

Week of March 19th-23rd

**Thank you Thank you Thank you for all of the donations of marshmallows and cotton balls for tomorrow and Thursday’s Down Syndrome Awareness activities!!**

Standards for the week
S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.
a. Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.
Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation.
(Clarification statement: Models could include, but are not limited to, the use of monohybrid Punnett squares to demonstrate the heritability of genes and the resulting genetic variation, identification of heterozygous and homozygous, and comparison of genotype vs. phenotype.)

Resources
Mitosis v. Meiosis QUIZIZZ Game:
Game Code: 918467
https://join.quizizz.com

Graded Assignments for the week
Mitosis/Meiosis quiz
Stem cell webquest (AC)
Ed Helper- Down Syndrome

Monday 3/19
*Students took Meiosis notes
*Students completed the Super Sleuth as part of their closing to review on Mitosis/Meiosis notes (pp located below)
*QUIZ TOMORROW over Mitosis/Meiosis notes

Monday 3/19 AC
*Complete webquest- anything NOT finished is for homework. An incomplete web quest will NOT allow you to participate it the extra activities this week.
*Go to this website and watch this video.

http://www.military.com/video/specialties-and-personnel/patients/the-skin-gun-stem-cells-in-action/1268774418001

*Then go to this website and complete the webquest.

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/stemcells/

Tuesday 3/20
*Students reviewed Mitosis and Meiosis with card sorts and compare/contrast worksheet. 5-3 was checked
*Quiz is on Thursday for Periods 1-3 and tomorrow for Period 4.

Tuesday 3/20 AC
*Reviewed Meiosis notes- redo on quiz tomorrow.
*Webquest will be checked tomorrow 3/21.

**Absent 1st-3rd. Checkpoint tomorrow**

Wednesday 3/21 4th
* Cell Division Ticket in the Door
* Edhelper: Down Syndrome
* Learn about Down Syndrome with a cute video & reading passage and simulation activity involving the marshmallow, cotton ball.

Wednesday 3/21

*Half of class missing due to band. Postponed quiz until tomorrow. Reviewed stem cells and prepared for Planarians lab. 

March 12

Week of March 12th-16th

Standards for the week
S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.
a. Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.
Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation.
(Clarification statement: Models could include, but are not limited to, the use of monohybrid Punnett squares to demonstrate the heritability of genes and the resulting genetic variation, identification of heterozygous and homozygous, and comparison of genotype vs. phenotype.)

Resources
Https://join.quizizz.com/
Code: 100532

Graded Assignments
*Summative Genetics Part2
*Ed Helper: Meiosis

Monday 3/12:
*Students reviewed Punnett Square Problems and played Smackdown to review for Summative tomorrow

Monday 3/12 AC
Students took quiz over SpongeBob Punnett squares
*Students reviewed for Summative tomorrow by playing Smackdown

Tuesday 3/13 ALL: 
*Students took summative assessment over Part 2 of Genetics
Class averages
Period 1: 90
Period 2: 90
Period 3: 91
Period 4: 93
Period 5: 98

Wednesday 3/14: 
* Students did the Mitosis Ed Helper and watched Ted ED Mitosis video
https://ed.ted.com/on/n0MzxHbx

Wednesday 3/14 AC: 

*Students started Mitosis notes and checked 5-3 DR.

Thursday 3/15:
*Students took notes over mitosis today-short formative quiz over notes tomorrow!!! STUDY NOTES

Thursday 3/15AC

*Students took meiosis notes- quiz over meiosis and mitosis tomorrow! STUDY NOTES

Friday 3/16: 

*Students took a quiz over Mitosis 

*Completed Ed Helper Meiosis

*Directed reading 5-3 (DUE TUESDAY)

March 5

Week of March 5th-9th

**Please remember to bring 6 dollars for your Olympic t-shirt!!**

**New quizziz for summative test

Https://join.quizizz.com/

Code: 100532

Standards for the week 
S7L3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring.
a. Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.
Develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation.
(Clarification statement: Models could include, but are not limited to, the use of monohybrid Punnett squares to demonstrate the heritability of genes and the resulting genetic variation, identification of heterozygous and homozygous, and comparison of genotype vs. phenotype.)

Resources 

Review for summative test with 2 new Quizziz!!

https://join.quizizz.com/
Game Code: 360849

https://join.quizizz.com
Game Code: 822381

VIDEOS- AC ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Graded Assignments
*Ed Helper on Heredity
*Summative Part 1 over DNA/Genetics

Monday 3/5 ALL: 
*Students completed a Heredity Ed Helper as a formative assessment (students can make this up if they were absent AFTER the test)
*Students reviewed for test with Quizziz.
*Summative test TOMORROW! Study 6-1 and 5-1 and NOTES!

Tuesday 3/6 ALL:
*Genetics Summative Part 1
*Started Punnett Square Problems

Wednesday 3/7: 
*Students got retest information- retest will be on Friday during class. 
*Students completed 5-2 and started Bikini Bottom Genetics worksheet. Both due Friday.

Thursday 3/8:

*Students did independent practice and review today with Punnett squares- went over several types with whole class review. Summative over Punnett Square problems will be Tuesday 3/13

*Retakes for Summative Part 1 will be TOMORROW 3/9.

Thursday 3/8 AC: 
Today you will…
Complete DR 5.2
Check DR 5.2
Take notes from videos 2 and 3 on a piece of notebook paper. (above UNDER RESOURCES)
Complete Spongebob 1
Correct Spongebob 1 and ask for help with anything you do not understand.
Complete Spongebob 2
Correct Spongebob 2

If you finish this…come to me and get directions for online activity.

http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/E09/E09.html

Friday 3/9: 

*Students who did NOT take retake finished their Punnett Square problems and worked on Legends of Learning interactive games. Summative part 2- Punnett square problems will be on Tuesday. Use NEW quizizz on top of this week’s post to study as well as the SpongeBob problems

Friday 3/9 AC:

**Quiz Monday over SpongeBob problems!!**
Today you will work on…
**watch video lectures 2&3 for assistance as well (located in resources)- COME ASK ME IF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND

Incomplete and Codominance:
Complete Spongebob Complete and Incomplete Dominance.
Complete Spongebob Incomplete Dominance
Complete Blood Type Codominance

If you finish…look at theRead this powerpoint first. Know that if the trait is on the x or y chromosome, it is considered sex-linked. If it is not on the x or y chromosome, the trait is considered autosomal (on one of the other 22 pairs of chromosomes. Pedigree Powerpoint