This week we will be focusing on the carbon cycle. Notes will be taken at students' discretion (very similar to the photosynthesis/cellular respiration lesson). We will review the information on Tuesday and Wednesday by going over the .PPT and watching a BrainPOP video/taking a BrainPOP quiz. Official test will be on Thursday. Notes are below
Also, this is obviously the last week for retakes. Students must have the climate change webquest completed and turned in before being eligible for a retake..
Climate Change WebQuest: https://1.cdn.edl.io/t6ERh712cwybWGGY51PmH2DklbPSHmsS8Pbc02CxHxY5vnsO.pdf
We will be reviewing the climate change report this week. Monday's bellringer will be graded and VSVS is scheduled to visit all classes on Tuesday.
Layers of the Earth's Atmosphere: https://eo.ucar.edu/basics/wx_1_b.html
Climate Change Brainpop:
Reversing Climate Change: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/05/climate-change-global-warming-drawdown-hawken/
Test on genetic mutations on Tuesday. Students will use Monday's bellringer as a study guide.
This week we're focusing on post-Mendellian genetics (polygenic inheritance, incomplete dominance, codominance, sex-linked traits). Quiz on Friday. Make sure your child is studying the bellringers, with an emphasis on the highlighted questions.
Honors class article: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150512-bird-grows-face-of-dinosaur
Genetics & Ethics
Read the article entitled “Chicken grows face of dinosaur” and answer the questions below. Some answers will require evidence from the text, while others are opinion-based and require you to justify your reasoning.
This week we will be learning about heredity. We're aiming to have a quiz on Friday covering alleles, Punnett squares, and phenotype vs. genotype.
Each day this week will begin with a bellringer and end with a lesson on a specific body system (skeletal, nervous, digestive, etc.). Quiz on Friday.
Due to the morning and afternoon activities on Friday, the cell organelles (multiple-choice) quiz has been moved to Monday. Tuesday will begin a series of lessons on the importance of the cell membrane (diffusion, osmosis, active transport, homeostasis).
We will begin this week with a review of prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cell properties, then continue on to organelle functions. We will begin and end this mini-unit with a connecting activity that emphasizes how certain cell organelle functions mimic the specialized functions of a school (locked doors with an intercom system = cell membrane, principal = nucleus, etc). Organelle notes will take up roughly 20 minutes of each class on Tuesday - Thursday, so make sure that your child always has his/her science notebook on hand. We'll end the week with a quiz on Friday.
I'm Kyle Bohle and I teach 7th grade science.