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Daily Calendar & HW Assignments


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

3/2

Monday

HW & Learning Goals Board

Corrected p. 18 in WB

Warm-up on p. 21

Compared bone structures, p. 22

Online activity- built fossil organism, recorded on p. 24

P. 16 and 23 in WB, due Tues.

3/3

Tuesday

Completed self-assessment p.25-26

Begin Ch. 2 on p. 29-31 

New vocab definitions p. 14 & 33, due Wed.

3/4

Wednesday

Share out answers on p. 30-31

Analyzing Kutchicetus and Saber-tooth cat in SIM p. 32

Annotated read of Where Do Species come from?

Warm-up p. 34, due Thurs. 

3/5

Thursday

AR

Continue Annotated Read of Where Do Species come from article

Complete Annotated Read of Where Do Species Come From (P. C1-C5), due Fri.

3/6

Friday

Review answers from p. 34

Groups present on their annotated read

Complete p. 38-39

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

2/3

Monday

HW & Learning Goals Board

Create Bug Baby Genetics

Find Genetic Twin

Complete Individual Survey and odd questions in Great Traits packet, due 2/4

2/4

Tuesday

Build Bug Babies

PTC and SB taste tests

Class Survey of Traits

Complete Punnett Squares Galore WS, due 2/5

2/5

Wednesday

Correct Punnett Squares Galore WS

Mount Bug Babies

Start working on Study Guide

Study Guide packet, due 2/6

2/6

Thursday

AR

Self-Grade Study Guide using Key posted on Google Classroom

Study for Test (Test is 2/12)

2/7

Friday

Review DNA concepts

Pedigree Questions

Study for Test

(Test is 2/12)


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

1/27

Monday

HW & Learning Goals Board

Try LearnSmart Program

Part 6 of Genetics Packet, due 1/28

1/28

Tuesday

Correct Genetics Packet

PUNnet practice

Amoeba Sis’ Punnett Squares

Read, Annotate and do questions for pp. 73-77 in Pearson WB, due 1/29

1/29

Wednesday

Correct Genetics Packet

Plicker- Genetics Vocab

Practice Punnett Squares and Vocab

Read, Annotate and do questions for pp. 78-82 in Pearson WB, due 1/30

1/30

Thursday

AR

Genetics Vocab./ Punnett Square Quiz

Questions on p. 83 of Pearson WB, due 1/31

1/31

Friday

Start Alien Insect Genetics

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

1/20

Monday

No School

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

NHW

1/22

Tuesday

HW Board & Learning Goals

Review DNA to Protein 

Review Pedigrees

Grade Pedigree WS

Genetics Packet, Part 1, due 1/22

1/23

Wednesday

Review Pedigrees

Practice Quiz on Part 1 Genetics Packet

Start Punnett Squares

Genetics Packet, Part 2 & 3, due 1/23

1/23

Thursday

AR

More Punnett Squares

Genetics Packet, Part 4 & 5, due 1/24

1/24

Friday

More Punnett Practice

Genetics Part 1 Quiz

Quizlet on Genetics Vocab

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

1/13

Monday

HW & Goals

New Pearson WB
Start DNA to proteins

P. 110 in DNA reading packet, due 1/14

1/14

Tuesday

Genetics Readiness Pre-test

Check answers in DNA reading packet

Work on DNA to Protein group poster

Pearson WB-read & annotate pp. 66-71; complete questions in margins, due 1/15

1/15

Wednesday

DNA to mRNA

Decoding DNA to amino acids

Pearson WB- p. 72 questions

1/16

Thursday

AR

Introduction to Pedigrees

Pedigree WS, due 1/18

1/17

Friday

Decoding Student DNA codes

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

1/6

Monday

HW & Goals

Conclusion of Wonder

NHW

1/7

Tuesday

Continue DNA notes

Begin Homologous Chromosomes matching

Begin Annotating packet

Read and Annotate packet pp.101-103 and complete margin questions, due 1/8

1/8

Wednesday

Continue Homologous chromosomes matching



Complete p. 104 in packet, due 1/9

1/9

Thursday

AR

Continue chromosome matching

Read and Annotate packet pp.105-109 and complete margin questions, due 1/10 ** Will be on Reading Quiz

1/10

Friday

Complete chromosome matching

Steps of making proteins

Reading Quiz

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

12/9

Monday

HW & Goals

Begin gluing DNA molecule



Complete DNA Background (all parts colored), due 12/10

12/10

Tuesday

Assemble DNA ladders

Work on DNA DRW in class

DNA DRW Worksheet, due 12/11

12/11

Wednesday

Work on Textbook assignments


Bill Nye- Genes

Old Textbook:

P. 211 #1-6

P. 217 #1-7, due 12/12

12/12

Thursday

AR

DNA Notes

Bring Bathroom passes for bonus points, due 12/13

12/13

Friday

Mutations

Finish all DNA models, due in class

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

12/2

Monday

HW & Goals

Start DNA Model project

Color Code DNA model, due 12/3

12/3

Tuesday

Start DNA notes on structure of DNA

Cut DNA models

Explain background requirements

DNA Background- Have border and title completed, due 12/4

12/4

Wednesday

Continue DNA notes

Continue working on models

Brainpop- DNA

DNA Background- Have nucleotide key and color key completed, due 12/5

12/5

Thursday

AR

Continue working on models

DNA Background- Have background desig sketched, due 12/6

12/6

Friday

DNA Notes

Videos on history of DNA discovery: Franklin, Watson and Crick

NHW

 

Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

11/25 - 11/29 Monday - Friday Thanksgiving Break NHW

Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

11/18

Monday

Review for Cells Test (Jeopardy and Quizlet)

Study for Cells Test.  Test is 11/20

11/19

Tuesday

Review for Cells Test (Kahoot and Quizlet)

Study for Cells Test.  Test is 11/20

11/20

Wednesday

Cells Test

Bring progress report signed, due 11/22

11/21

Thursday

7th Grade Summit

Bring progress report signed, due 11/22

11/22

Friday

Assemble and turn in unit packets

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

11/11

Monday

No School

Veteran’s Day

NHW

11/12

Tuesday

HW Board & Learning Goals

Cell Demonstration Activities

Complete Cell Booklet (project due date is 11/13)

11/13

Wednesday

Jell-O Cell Models

Cell Matching and Prokaryotic Cell WS, due 11/14

11/14

Thursday

AR

Correct HW

Study Guide, due 11/15

11/15

Friday

Correct Study Guide

Animal vs. Plant Cell Top Hat

Study!  Test is Wednesday Nov. 20


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

11/4

Monday

HW Board & Learning Goals

Class time to work on Cell Booklet

Complete Google Doc for Cell Booklet project (definitions and similes). Due 11/5

11/5

Tuesday

Tour inside the cell Video

Work on Cell Booklet (project due date is 11/13)

11/6

Wednesday

Cell Craft game

P. 32-33 in McGraw WB, due 11/7

11/7

Thursday

AR

Cell Demonstrations

P. 46 in McGraw WB, due 11/8

11/8

Friday

Review parts of the cell

Time for Booklet project

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

10/28

Monday

HW Board & Learning Goals

Review CLAPN  Characteristics of Life

View protists

Complete McGraw Cells Lesson 1 Reading and Google Form Questions (both on Google Classroom)

10/29

Tuesday

Compare and Contrast Prokaryote and Eukaryote Cells

Complete McGraw Cells Lesson 2 Reading and Google Form Questions (both on Google Classroom)

10/30

Wednesday

Introduce parts of the Eukaryotic cell

Introduce Cell Booklet Project

Study for CLAPN Characteristics of Life Quiz (use Quizlet set on Google Classroom)

10/31

Thursday

AR

Review Characteristics of Life

Study for CLAPN Characteristics of Life Quiz (use Quizlet set on Google Classroom)

11/1

Friday

Characteristics of Life Quiz

CLAPN Competition

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

10/21

Monday

HW Board 

Characteristics of Life Quizlet

Work on p. 20-22 in WB

Complete pp. 20-22 in McGraw WB, due 10/22

10/22

Tuesday

Learning Goals

Check HW

Practice CLAPN Acrostic

Homeostasis Activity on Google Classroom

Complete Homeostasis WS, due 10/23

10/23

Wednesday

Start Cellebrate Cells Lab

Complete p. 24 in McGraw WB, due 10/24

10/24

Thursday

AR

Continue Cells lab

Cells Lab questions, due 10/25

10/25

Friday

Review activity

Complete Cells lab

Practice CLAPN Acrostic

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

10/14

Monday

HW Board and Learning Goals

Start new McGraw book

Take Unit Pre-test

Complete pp. 3 & 5 of new McGraw WB, due 10/15

10/15

Tuesday

CLAPN worksheet

CER Chart- is a flame alive?

Complete CER chart on p. 9 in McGraw WB, due 10/16

10/16

Wednesday

Wrap up characteristics of life

Start Cell Theory

Complete Cell Theory chart on p. 16 in McGraw WB, due 10/17/19

10/17

Thursday

AR

Wrap up cell theory

Be ready for Levels of Organization presentation, due 10/18

10/18

Friday

Levels of Organization presentation

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

10/7

Monday

HW Board and Learning Goals

Feedback on Flipgrid Press Release

Discuss Retake Opportunities

Finish Life On Us Documentary

Start Microscope Notes 

Complete pp. 1-2 of microscope packet, due Tuesday 10/8

10/8

Tuesday

Brainpop Virtual Microscope Lab activity and questions on Google Form

Parts of the Microscope

Complete pp. 3-4 of microscope packet, due Wednesday 10/9

10/9

Wednesday

Fill out Test Score Slip

How to use the Microscope

Start Microscope Mambo

Get Test Score Slip signed by parent or guardian, due Thursday 10/10

10/10

Thursday

AR

Continue Microscope Mambo

Complete questions on Microscope Mambo Worksheet, due Fri.

10/11

Friday

Finish Microscopes

Begin McGraw book

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

9/30

Monday

HW Board and Learning Goals

Quizlet Review games

Study!

10/1

Tuesday

Kahoot Review Day

Study!

10/2

Wednesday

Amplify Unit Test

Begin Levels of Organization

Check to make sure you have old green science textbook...if not, let Mrs. Renault know

10/3

Thursday

AR

Work on Levels

Complete Levels Worksheet, due Fri.

10/4

Friday

Correct, then practice Levels

Life on Us Documentary

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

9/23

Monday

HW Board and Learning Goals

New Mission from Microbiome Research Institute

Group CER Chart

Read & Annotate Article “Bacteria: B. fragilis” on pp. F1-F2, and Article “Bacteria: L. reuteri” on pp.G1-G2 , due 9/24

9/24

Tuesday

Finish Group CER Chart

Begin working on Individual Press Release (p. 61-62)

Complete your own  Press Release on pp.61-62, due 9/25

9/25

Wednesday

Work with a partner to write Final Press Release script

Have progress report signed, due 9/26

9/26

Thursday

AR

Begin creating Press Release video

Complete Study Guide, due 9/27

9/27

Friday

Correct Study Guide

Complete Press Release videos and turn in on Flipgrid

Study for test.  Test is scheduled for Wednesday, 10/2


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

9/16

Monday

HW Board and Learning Goals

Warm up (p. 32) 

More on C. jejuni

Evaluating scientific arguments (p. 35)

Complete p. 35 in WB, due Tuesday 9/17

9/17

Tuesday

Evidence card sorting activity

Discuss effect of antibiotics on patient 23 (see graph on p. 37) 

Read and Annotate the article “Meet a Scientists who Studies the Human Microbiome” (p. C1-C2) and complete p. 38 in WB, due Wed. 9/18

9/18

Wednesday

Warm up p. 40

Study effect of low-bacteria microbiome in mice (model organisms)

Read and Annotate “Bacteria: Salmonella” on p. D1 and complete p. 43 in WB, due Thurs. 9/19

9/19

Thursday

AR

Use new evidence from Salmonella article to support your claim

Read and annotate article “Bacteria: C. difficile” on pp. E1-E2 in WB Due Friday, 9/13

9/20

Friday

Introduce new message from Microbiome Institute

Explain more about fecal transplants

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

9/9

Monday

HW Board and Learning Goals

Scale model of microorganisms

Glue in revised Annotation Guidelines on p. 27

Write the definitions for terms at the top of p. 22 in WB, and complete all of p. 14 in WB, due 9/10

9/10

Tuesday

Read around the text (RAT) strategy

Practice Annotated Reading

The size of molecules and p. 18 in class

Read and Annotate the article “Cells: The Basic Unit of Life” on pp. A1-A4 in WB and complete p. 16 in WB, due 9/11

9/11

Wednesday

How to grow Bacteria (p. 20-21)


Word Relationships (p. 22)

Complete a RAT form (either Google form or hard copy worksheet) for the article “The Human Microbiome” on pp. B1-B3 in WB, due 9/12

9/12

Thursday

AR

Warmup (p. 25 in WB)

Self-assess annotated reading skills (p. 27)

Read and annotate article “The Human Microbiome” on pp. B1-B3 in WB, annotations will be graded!  Due 9/13

9/13

Friday

Introduce Robert Naismith’s new video message and new message from Microbiome Institute

Analyze Patient 23’s data

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

9/2

Monday

No School for Labor Day Holiday

NHW

9/3

Tuesday

HW & Goals

Begin Amplify Lesson 1.1 (introducing scale)

Complete p.6 in Amplify WB

9/4

Wednesday

Complete Amplify Lesson 1.1

Complete p.9 in Amplify WB

9/5

Thursday

AR

Start Amplify Lesson 1.2 (introducing cells)

Complete p. 15 in Amplify WB To login to Amplify, use my.amplify.com. You will find the scale tool in Lesson 1.1, step 4 in the ribbon

9/6

Friday

Metric Memorization Presentation

Continue Amplify Lesson 1.2

Read Article A1 and complete p. 16 in Amplify WB, due Monday 9/9

This article has been moved to Monday night.


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

8/26

Monday

HW Board & Learning Goals


Begin metric measurements: Mass and Triple Beam Balance Activities

Complete pp.7-8 in pink Metric packet, due Tues. 8/27

8/27

Tuesday

Correct pp. 7-8 in pink Metric packet


Measuring length and temperature in metric scales

Complete pp. 9-10 in pink Metric packet, due Wed. 8/28

8/28

Wednesday

Correct pp. 9-10 in pink Metric packet


Time for catching up with pink packet measurements and time to practice metric memorization


Measure volume in metric units

Complete pp. 5-6 in pink Metric packet, due Thurs. 8/29


Catalina students- pink Metric packet is due Thurs. 8/29

8/29

Thursday

Musical Jars Volume activity

Check your grades online and make sure everything looks accurate.  Bring any missing assignments to turn in the late box

8/30

Friday

Review metric system


Login for Amplify and Dojo


Make-up AR

NHW


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

8/19

Monday

HW Board & Learning Goals


Finish 7 Similarities Game


Grade Graphing Assessments using Graphing Checklist

Complete the Yes/No section of Screen Time Survey, due 8/20

8/20

Tuesday

Finish grading Graphing Assessments and hand back


Complete Screen time survey Part 1 & 2


Begin Screen time Part 2 bar graph

Complete bar graph for Part 2 of Screen time survey, due 8/21

8/21

Wednesday

Picture Day!


Grade Screen time survey Part 2 bar graph in class


Begin Metric Prefixes Memorization

Make revisions to screen time survey Part 2 bar graph, due 8/22

8/22

Thursday

AR

Start line graph for Screen time survey Part 1

Finish Line graph for Screen time survey Part 1, due 8/23

8/23

Friday

Grade Line graph for Screen time survey Part 1


Continue Metric Prefixes Memorization

Make revisions to Line graph for Screen time survey Part 2, due Mon, 8/26 (Catalina people can drop it off with Mrs. Renault before bus leaves)


Date

Day

Class Topics & Activities

Homework and Due Date

8/12

Monday

Happy 1st day!

          (11am dismissal)

A per. Only: Name Tags, Binder Reminder, EMERGENCY CARDS 

and Rotating Schedule


All Periods: 5 Corners Game

A per. only: Parent/Guardian fills out and signs EMERGENCY CARDS, due FRI. 8/16

8/13

Tuesday

QOTD

Copy HW and Goals

Birthday Calendar

Bathroom passes

Class Description Letter

Have last page of class description letter signed, due FRI. 8/16

8/14

Wednesday

QOTD

Donation Letter

Graph Assessment

Bring home Science Donation Letter, bring donation, if possible, due anytime

8/15

Thursday

Biography Card (click here for instructions)

Back to School Night 6-7:30

Biography Card, due FRI 8/16

8/16

Friday

11am dismissal

Collect HW

7 Similarities

NHW