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Welcome to Mr. Wahlstrom's science class agenda page. Each day, I will post my lesson plan on this page including the homework and other relevant notes. Because I teach from this page in class, students and parents are encouraged to review it regularly for homework, updates on what's going on in class, and as a tool to keep in touch if illness strikes... From time to time I will edit out older work and save it in the "Class Agenda and Homework Archive" located in the handout folder. Look for it there. ___________________________________________________________________________ * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Week of September 29th Flag Duty: This Week: Maggie C. & Tim M. Next Week: Aurora & Chris P. Friday, September 24, 2014 Day 5 Schedule swap Grade 7 agenda: Quiz on Metric skills & Measurement - Monday -Review practice wksht -Metric measurement problems volume of regular solids displacement density G&L Week 1-6 quiz on Wednesday Grade 8 agenda: Crossin' critters - making chromosomes and preparing them for seperation into sex cells. Thursday, October 23, 2014 Day 4 Grade 7 agenda: Pass back displacement labs, discuss Pass back G&L week 5 - go over G&L week 6 next Wednesday Quiz Study Worksheet - review and discuss Final assessment of quiz date. Grade 8 agenda: Crossin' Critters - Assignment of alleles (dominant and recessive) - coloring of chromosomes - creation of determination of alleles on chromosomes - Filling out chromosomes Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Day 2 Grade 7 agenda: Review G&L week 6 words Data Entry & Flash Cards - Library Making Flashcards for g&L week 6 Grade 8 agenda: Correct Punnet Practice II Crossin' Critters Monday, October 20, 2014 Day 1 Grade 8 agenda: Essential Question: How are genes inherited from parents? How does reproduction shape the genes of an individual? Punnett Square Redux - continue with completion/assessment of Punett Sq. Pactice I Quiz Study guide - review Quiz on Wednesday Homework: Punnet Practice II due Tuesday Grade 7 Agenda: G&L Week 5 Quiz Week 6 G&L word definitions due tomorrow. Please do not make flash cards. Measurement and Data Entry - Cylinder Density Lab Thursday, October 16, 2014, Day 5 Grade 8 agenda: Essential Question: How are genes inherited from parents? How does reproduction shape the genes of an individual? Punnett Practice I - Review and complete. Quiz on Mendel and Heredity vocabulary on Monday. Study Guide - review Grade 7 Agenda: Pass back and go over G&L Wk 5 quiz Pass back and post solutions to Density of Cylinder Quiz Make a personal copy of shared document. Identify and remove outliers Find the average density of each cylinder. Flash cards are due tomorrow. Grade Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: check and go over g&L week 4 definitions Check HW - Cylinder density Lab Grade 8 Agenda: Punnett Square Skills Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Day 3 Grade 8 agenda: Pass back and go over test on DNA, Chromosomes, and Cell Division Review of Genetics Key terms wksht. Grade 7 agenda: G&L Week 1-4 quiz Week 5 G&L words Independent work - Cylinder lab calculations Small group assistance - Calculating volume and density Homework: Completion of five density calculations for five cylinders AND G&L week 5 definitions is expected for tomorrow. Friday, October 10, 2014 Day 2 Grade 7 agenda: Complete lab notes for cylinders Calculation of Density Data Entry Homework: G&L Week 4 quiz Tuesday. Grade 8 agenda: Superboy Quiz Superboy Ethical Debate No HW. Thursday, October 9 , 2014 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: Superboy - Completion Check - please bring this to class tomorrow. - Be sure to complete Genetics Key Terms Worksheet for tomorrow. EQ: How are genes inherited from parents? Mendel & Heredity - Powerpoint & Discussion (contd.) Grade 7 agenda: Pass back/go over G&L Wk 4 Quiz A.P and G. S. to make up Collect Displacement Lab reports Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Day 6 Grade 7 at America's Stonehenge Grade 8 Agenda: Test - DNA, Genes,and Chromosomes Homework: Superboy due Thursday. Genetics Key terms due Friday Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Day 5 Grade 8 agenda: EQ: How are genes inherited from parents? Mendel & Heredity - Powerpoint & Discussion Test tomorrow Grade 7 agenda: Check G&L Definitions Pass back HW - density calculations Go over & Correct Collect Displacement reports Astronomical Calendars - What is Mystery Hill? G&L Flash Cards due tomorrow. Quiz next Tuesday. Monday, October 6, 2014 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: Greek & Latin Week 3 Quiz Week 4 word definitions (time in class) due Tuesday No Flash Cards Please Go over Density problems: Density Lab tomorrow. Grade 8 Agenda: Essential Question: How are genes inherited? Review materials for Wednesday Unit Test Going over R&TN & Chromosomal Abnormalities webquest - check completion/presence in class. - Pass back RC Quiz - Review Heredity Brainpop Friday, October 3, 2014 Day 3 Grade 8 agenda: Honoring Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Essential Question: How are genes inherited? Pass back and go over Meiosis Quiz Review Materials for Test Heredity Brainpop. Grade 7 Agenda: Essential Question: How can accurate scientific data be collected and analyzed. G&L weeks 1-3 Quiz on Monday. Check and discuss Box 7 Whisker Plots - golf ball data Missing Golf Ball Analysis Spreadsheets... Volume Lab due Thursday - extra Credit Monday Determining Density. Determining Density Thursday, October 2, 2014 Grade 7 Agenda: G&L Week 3 Flash Card Check Quiz Monday: - Study Plan Pass back old work. Lab Work: Teams will be given three minutes per station (Timed) Make all measurements as outlined in class yesterday. You are responsible for accuracy and recording all data. Incomplete work will be finished after school or result in grade deduction. Lab notes will be checked. Grade 8 agenda: Pass back old work. Chapter outline and chromosomal abnormalities - check RC Quiz Pass back and go over Meiosis Quiz Study Guide - DNA, Chromosomes, Mitosis and Meiosis Test Test Date: Wednesday, 10-8-14 Wednesday, September 31, 2014 Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: Essential Question: How are genes inherited? Human Chromosomal Abnormalities - Computer lab research time. Chapter outline due tomorrow. Grade 7 Agenda: Essential Question: How can accurate scientific data be collected and analyzed. G&L Flash card due tomorrow. Displacement HW check Displacement Lab Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Day 6 Grade 7 agenda: Check and go over G&L word - discuss possible dictionary words. Flash cards must have Prefix/suffix, Origin, definition, and an English word that uses the Greek or Latin term in it. This word must have a short definition. Extra credit will be given for Color Pictures that depict the words meaning on the definition side of the card. Flash cards are due Thursday. The next quiz is Monday October 6th. Displacement Worksheet Displacement lab tomorrow. Grade 8 agenda: Meiosis Quiz Chapter outline - Genetics Pages 128 to 134 in Life's Structure and Function due Thursday. Monday, September 29, 2014 Day 5 Grade 8 Agenda: Essential Question: How are genes inherited? Meiosis quiz tomorrow Study Guides - check - review Meiosis Fact Ranking (as time permits) Grade 7 Agenda: G&L Week 2 Quiz After completing quiz - work on Week 2 word definitions. Do not make flash cards for tomorrow! How to complete the last three steps of Golf Ball Data Analysis... Complete last steps in your own worksheet. Remove outliers from dataset. Re-plot box & whisker plots "under the line" Box and whisker diagrams due Friday latest. At that time I will grade your spreadsheets I will not accept any excuses for problems with technology or programming the spreadsheet. Work on this tonight or tomorrow and email me if you have technical problems that need assistance! Friday, September 26, 2014 Day 4 Grade 7 Agenda: Programming Instruction: Computer Lab - - Complete Steps 5b & 6. - Do NOT complete 7 & 8. - Complete box & Whisker plots for all 8 sets of data ABOVE the number line. - Complete steps 7 & 8 - Remove outliers - Redraw box & Whisker plots for all 8 sets of data BELOW the number line. Grade 8 Agenda: Finish Discussing Meiosis Diagram Go over Meiosis R&TN "Quiz" Meiosis fact ranking Exercise. Homework: Meiosis Study Guide - prepare for Monday Email Mr. Wahlstrom by midnight Saturday of you did not receive the shared document. Meiosis Quiz Tuesday Thursday, September 25, 2014 Day 3 Election Day - afternoon classes shortened. Flag Captains - See Me Grade 8 agenda: Individuals interested in recycling should email me tonight. Include what days you would be available. We are looking for students to make a year-long commitment. Expected time needed - less than 30 minutes once per week. Essential Question: How are genes inherited? Pass back Cell Cycle Webquest - Discuss Mitosis Self Check - worksheet - complete independently - Discuss Answers Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis R&TN - Discuss Concepts - Meiosis Diagram (label) Homework: Meiosis quiz Monday. Tomorrow's Agenda: Pass back Meiosis R&TN "Quiz" and "correct" Meiosis Quiz Monday - class Study Guide Grade 7 agenda: Individuals interested in recycling should email me tonight. Include what days you would be available. We are looking for students to make a year-long commitment. Expected time needed - less than 30 minutes once per week. Pass back and go over G&L week 1 quiz - discuss Week 1 & 2 Quiz on Monday All flash cards in week 2 must have a dictionary word by Monday. Extra credit for Flash cards with color picture showing the word's meaning. Box & Whisker Plots Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Day 2 Grade 7 agenda: Check G&L Flash cards Box & Whisker Plots Demonstrate & Discuss G&L Week 1 & 2 quiz will be held on Monday, September 29th. Advisory: Getting to know you. get with the student I pair you with Interview them: - Name - favorite leisure activity - best subject in school - coolest thing they did last summer - something almost nobody knows about them. Introduce them to the class. Personal Best Grade 8 agenda: Pass back chromosome diagram posters. Last call for missing work: Essential Question: How are genes inherited? Pass back and go over Cell Cycle Vocabulary Quiz Collect Cell Cycle Webquest. Pass back Meiosis R&TN Meiosis RC Quiz Discuss Meiosis R&TN as time permits. Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Day 1 Mr. Wahlstrom out today. Mrs. Falla substituting. Grade 8 Agenda: Cell cycle and mitosis vocabulary quiz. Cell cycle webquest. Please complete and unfinished work for tomorrow. Grade 7 Agenda: G&L week 1 vocabulary quiz. G&L week 2 words - definitions and flash cards. Flash cards due tomorrow. Monday, September 20, 2014 Day 6 Grade 7 agenda: G&L Week 1 vocabulary quiz will be held tomorrow. Pass back and go over Etymology hw. Pass back and go over solid volumes wksht. Review of FDSS format Finding volume via displacement: Greek & Latin week 2 words - definitions due tomorrow. Box & whisker plots later this week Grade 8 Agenda: Collect and check meiosis Read and take Notes Cell cycle vocabulary practice quiz. Quiz with no word bank for credit tomorrow. Pass back chromosome poster graded thus far. Mitosis microscopy - Looking at Mitosis Friday, September 19, 2014, Day 5 Grade 8 agenda: Mr. Wahlstrom is out today due to illness. Please respect the substitute teacher. Quiz on all Cell Cycle and Mitosis Flash Cards Monday A word bank will be provided. Read and Take Notes - Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis Complete this worksheet in class. If extra time permits - Study flash cards for Monday Quiz Grade 7 Agenda: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Day 4 Collect HW for review: Grade 7 agenda: Review Statistics - quartile - mean - median - max - min - range Programming Google Spreadsheet Demonstration Computer Lab to complete task Complete steps 1 through 5a for tomorrow. Homework: G&L Flash Card check Friday. Complete steps 1 through 5a of Golf Ball Analysis not later than Midnight Saturday, September 20, 2014. Grade 8 agenda: Essential Question: How are genes inherited? Check worksheet - go over in class. Pass out Cell Cycle vocabulary Flash cards due tomorrow. Class time for flash card construction. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Day 3 Grade 7 agenda: -Grade 7 2nd Period Special -science periods 1,3,& 7 G&L Week 1 word check Flash cards due tomorrow in class What happened to Fred? Calculating Volume with Fred Volumes of rectangular solids. Volumes of cylinders Homework: Volume Practice worksheet due Thurs. G&L flash cards checked Friday Grade 8 agenda: -Grade 8 1st Period Special -Science periods 4, 5, 6 Parties interested in recycling to meet in my room for lunch today. Mitosis - four steps Homework: Steps of Cell cycle Worksheet Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Day 2 Grade 7 Agenda: Essential Question: How are accurate measurements made? Review Etymology HW, Collect Pass out Week 1 G&L Words Class time to look up definitions/origins Flash cards due tomorrow. Use of library computers for finishing data entry. What happened to Fred? Calculating Volume with Fred Grade 8 agenda: Pass back & go over quiz. Quiz Make-ups Essential Question: How are genes inherited? Cell Cycle - review HW Cell Cycle Powerpoint & Discussion Monday, September 15, 2014 Day 1 Grade 8 agenda: DNA Quiz Essential Question: How are genes inherited? Cell Cycle - Read and Take Notes due tomorrow. Grade 7 Agenda: Essential Question: How are accurate measurements made? Complete golf ball measurement. All students to add data to class list. Homework: Complete Etymology Assignment for tomorrow. Friday, September 12, 2014 Day 6 Flag Captains - Training Grade 7 Agenda: Mass Measurement Mass measurement What is mass? How is mass measured? Why? Using Lab Instruments - Triple Beam Balance - triple beam balance - parts: beam, slider, calibration knob, pan, pointer - calibrating the balance - using the balance Measurement Lab II Measuring the mass of a golf ball. Grade 8 Agenda: Quiz Monday - DNA & Mutations DNA Extraction Essay - due Tuesday but no penalty for submission as late as Friday of Next week. Please turn in your rubric for use in grading stapled to the back if you present a hard copy. Shared Documents MUST give me edit permissions. Essential Question: How are genes inherited? Chromosome Model "Project" - Go over requirements in class - Class time to complete. - Due date Monday (bonus opportunity) Wednesday no penalty. Thursday, September 11, 2014, Day 5 Flag at half staff today. Grade 8 agenda: Recycling is back! Essential Question: How are genes inherited? Chromatin, chromatid, chromosome review Presentation Cont. Chromosome structure Duplicated Chromosomes Quiz Study Guide - Monday DNA, Codons, Amino Acids, Ribosomes, Proteins, Traits Chromosome Diagram Project Requirements Class Time Offered Due Date Agreement Grade 7 agenda: Essential Question: How are accurate measurements made? Enter class data for volume. Review for outliers. Mass measurement What is mass? How is mass measured? Why? Using Lab Instruments - Triple Beam Balance - triple beam balance - parts: beam, slider, calibration knob, pan, pointer - calibrating the balance - using the balance Measurement Lab II Measuring the mass of a golf ball. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Day 4 Grade 7 agenda: Pass back and go over conversion quiz. Essential Question: How are accurate measurements made? Complete Measurement Lab I (cont.) Measure the volume of liquid in each of the instruments in lab. Sharing of Data Assessment of data Using Lab Instruments - Triple Beam Balance Mass measurement - triple beam balance - parts: beam, slider, calibration knob, pan, pointer - calibrating the balance - using the balance Measurement Lab II Measuring the mass of a golf ball. Grade 8 Agenda: Flag Duty Calendar Flag duty begins next week Completing your duty is a requirement, not an option. Essential Question: How are genes inherited? DNA Extraction Essay - any questions/concerns - Most bonus points earned by early submission - some for on-time - No penalty by Friday the 19th. Chromosomes: Essential Question & Notes from PowerPoint Chromosome Diagram "Project" Tuesday, September 9, 2014, Day 3 Grade 7 agenda: Pass back and go over quiz. Pop quiz - metric conversions. Lab Expectations: - stay at assigned station - remain on task - appropriate voices and behavior Essential Question: How are accurate measurements made? Measurement Lab I Review of accuracy determination. Determining the accuracy of common measurement instruments Using Lab Instruments - Volume Liquid volume measurement - meniscus - graduated cylinder - beaker & flask Measurement Lab I (cont.) Measure the volume of liquid in each of the instruments in lab. Monday, September 8, 2014 Day 2 Grade 8 Agenda: Double block classes today. Review of DNA lab instructions. Collect paragraphs from pre-lab activity. Students without a paragraph will submit one tomorrow for partial credit. DNA extraction lab. DNA Extraction - A Highly Personal Experience Personal Narrative Friday, September 5, 2014 Day 1 Flag Duty H.C. Password Grade 8 Agenda: Go over DNA & Sickel Cell Anemia worksheet Introduce DNA extraction Assign DNA extraction homework due Monday Grade 7 agenda: Essential Question: How are accurate measurements made? Precision & Accuracy Worksheet Precision Practice Exercises in class No Homework Thursday, September 4, 2015, Day 6 Grade 7 Agenda: Short quiz - metric abbreviations, prefixes, and units Converting between units Conversion Practice In Class Measurement Accuracy Homework: As determined in class Grade 8 agenda: Check and go over CODONS & Amino Acids worksheet. Mutations - recap - mutations (vocab) - insertion - deletion - substitution Mutations Worksheet - paired work in class. Finish as needed for homework. Wednesday September 3, 2014 Day 5 Grade 8 Agenda: Flag captains to meet at lunch - my room. How do genes control traits? Protein Transcription - slide and overview Lesson - Codons, Amino Acids, & Proteins - DNA organized by codons - 3 base groups - specifies amino acid - table decodes - decoding sequences - coding sequences - mutations (vocab) - insertion - deletion - substitution Homework due tomorrow: Practice: Codons & Amino Acid worksheet Grade 7 agenda: Pass back Mars Climate Orbiter RC Quiz ABC News Story on loss of orbiter. Discussion of answers and issues. Homework expectations. Metric Practice Worksheet. Converting units in the metric system. Short Quiz Tomorrow: Know your metric prefixes, abbreviations, and numerical values Know your base units for the properties of mass, length, volume, and weight Know how to write metric measurements into abbreviated form and vice versa. Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Day 4 Flag Captain Meeting - Tomorrow Lunch Grade 7 agenda: Hi Ho To Mars We Go! RC Quiz Class Notes: (mass) volume, length, weight Metric prefixes - meaning and abbreviations use of prefix with base unit Choosing a unit - size considerations Conversions? Homework: Metric practice worksheet due tomorrow. Grade 8 agenda: Quiz: DNA structure & concepts DNA & Genes - Powerpoint and notes. Codons - a way to read a gene: Homework: Codons & Amino Acids worksheet Friday, August 29,2014 Day 3 Flag Duty Grade 8 Agenda: Individuals interested in becoming "Flag Captains" should see me today or Tuesday. - year long commitment - need to dedicate 15 minutes several times per month at recess. - must be prepared to communicate and organize getting flag teams of 8th graders ready for their duty commitment. DNA Homework: Review basics of DNA Build and hang a DNA strand for in-class display. Study guide for short quiz on DNA structure (Tuesday) How does DNA control the traits of an organism? codons, amino acids, ribosomes, proteins Grade 7 Agenda: Discuss requirements for "Hi Ho to Mars we go!" RC homework Pass back and go over metric system quiz Metric Concepts Metric Practice Mars RC homework due complete on Tuesday. Class time to begin provided after lesson. Thursday, August 28, 2014. Day 2 Flag Duty Grade 7 agenda: Quiz on Metric prefixes and units (no stress - just checking what you remember). Class Notes - Class Expectations Entering class Sit down & remain seated Get out assigned homework & materials needed for class Notes and Notetaking: Organization Maintenance Notebook Checks Homework Expectations and procedures Due dates and credit homework grading close attention to instructions formatting a formal homework late work policy Mars Climate Orbiter RC article - homework due tomorrow Metric system practice sheet (in class) Grade 8 agenda: Flag Duty Classroom Behavior and Corrective Action expectations (3 D's) The List Check of Science notebook and folders. Class Notes - Class Expectations Entering class Sit down & remain seated Get out assigned homework & materials needed for class Notes and Notetaking: Organization Maintenance Notebook Checks Homework Expectations and procedures Due dates and credit homework grading close attention to instructions formatting a formal homework late work policy What is the structure of DNA? DNA Review & Homework Please prepare for Tomorrow Wednesday, August 27th, 2014. Day 1 Grade 8 Agenda: Grade 8 will proceed with start of school activities. Schedules will be assigned after special and then shortened class will occur until 11:45. Grade 7 agenda: Grade 7 will proceed with start of class activities. Schedules will be assigned in Mr. Purcell's room and then we will have three shortened classes until dismissal at 2:50. Classroom Behavior and Corrective Action expectations (3 D's) The List Science Notebook and folder for papers. Notes and Notetaking: Organization Maintenance Notebook Checks Homework: Preparation Timeliness Presentation Assignment Notebooks Maintenance & Use Bathroom Assignment Notebook Location of signout Student responsibilities Science class and Lab Tour
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