Monday, November 29, 2010


Today we started to learn about the bones. Students will be making a scale model of a skeleton based on the drawing on their handout. Homework: finish the scaled measurements so tomorrow in class you can cut out the bones.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cancer Info

Today (or tomorrow) students have a choice on how they would like to learn about Cancer.

Option A:
Go to The A-Z List of Cancers and choose a cancer to research. You should create a public service announcement or flyer on one type of cancer. You have been emailed a template that contains all of the information you need. You may either create your flyer on the computer or by hand.

Option B:
There are two readings and discussion questions. The first reading is general information on cancer and the second reading is a case study that asks you to put yourself in the shoes of someone who is having genetic testing for breast cancer.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mitosis & The Cell Cycle

Today students had a reading quiz on Chapter 10 and practiced using the microscopes again.

For homework: Play the cell cycle game here and answer the questions on the worksheet.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mitosis & Microscopes

Today in class we used microscopes to look at the stages of mitosis.

Homework: Bring your book to class tomorrow. You will be taking notes on Chapter 10. On Monday in class, you will have a reading quiz on all of Chapter 10.

Monday, November 15, 2010

ATP & A Techno Beat

Sure, it's not "we no speak americano" but this video will be much more helpful when it comes to studying for your test tomorrow. Thanks Claudia for sharing this!

Cellular Respiration Review

Today students made cellular respiration review posters. Below is a photo of the diagram from the board. Click the picture to make it larger. You have a test tomorrow on cellular respiration (Ch. 9).

Friday, November 12, 2010

Elodea & Snails Wrap Up & Cellular Respiration Review

Today we wrapped up the Elodea & Snails lab as well as used student generated questions to play trivia.

Below are the resources we used to help us learn about cellular respiration.

The Oxidative Phosphorylation Song (mp3 file).
The Oxidative Phosphorylation Song Lyrics
Citric Acid/Krebs Cycle Animation
The Electron Transport Chain Video (click "The Movie")

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Elodea & Snails

Today we set up the elodea and snails lab. Homework: Read section 9.1 and take notes for a reading quiz.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cellular Respiration Intro

Today we introduced cellular respiration by playing trivia to take notes. Tomorrow we will do a lab to see the connection between photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

Homework: Click on the here. It will take you to a screen that looks like the one below. Click on the second title "Carbon Transfer Through Elodea & Snails."Read the problem statement. Once you have read this, click the X in the top right corner of the box, to close this screen. Follow the directions to explore the lab. Once you have clicked on all of the items, you will be able to click on the procedure button. Follow the instructions and answer the "lab notebook questions." You can either type your answers into the boxes and print your responses or you can write your answers on a sheet of paper.

You do not need to conduct the experiment. You only need to write down your hypothesis, the independent variable, the dependent variable, the set up for your control and an outline of your experimental design.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Photosynthesis Review

Today students made review posters for photosynthesis that included the details from a photon of light hitting photosystem II all the way through the production of 2 G3P molecules which get turned into glucose.

Tomorrow/Thursday we will be starting chapter 9 - cellular respiration.

Friday is your test on chapter 8.

Monday, November 1, 2010

ETC recap and intro to the details of the Calvin Cycle

Today we reviewed the light dependent reactions before moving on to the details of the Calvin Cycle. Click the picture below to link to the Calvin Cycle animation we watched in class.
Homework: bring markers, colored pencils and any other art supplies you'd like to use for a mini project in class tomorrow.