week of 1/14 - 1/18

posted Jan 14, 2019, 6:37 AM by George Drinnin   [ updated Jan 17, 2019, 8:01 AM ]

This week we move on to DNA replication and protein synthesis. These will be difficult ideas to grasp so we will get plenty of practice physically performing the different processes involved.

Our plans (approx):
Tuesday 15th: DNA replication notes/white board practice
Wednesday 16th: DNA replication practice; student made worksheet
Thursday 17th: Protein synthesis (Transcription) notes and practice
Friday 18th: Protein synthesis (Translation) notes and practice

week of 1/8 - 1/11

posted Jan 8, 2019, 5:12 AM by George Drinnin

Welcome to 2019!!!
This is going to be an awesome semester full of learning!
We start the new year off learning about DNA and RNA.

Our plan (approx):
Tuesday 8th: DNA station notes (my notes are at the end of presentation)
 Wednesday 9th: Strawberry DNA extraction 
Thursday 10th: Paper modeling of DNA and RNA
Friday 11th: DNA/RNA food modeling


posted Dec 17, 2018, 6:21 AM by George Drinnin   [ updated Dec 17, 2018, 6:27 AM ]

Final schedule is as follows:
Wednesday 19th: periods 1 , 2 , 5; released at 1:10
Thursday 20th: periods 6 , 7 , 5; released at 1:10
Friday 21st: periods 3 , 4; released at 11:15

week of 12/10 - 12/14

posted Dec 10, 2018, 9:02 AM by George Drinnin   [ updated Dec 13, 2018, 9:44 AM ]

We finish our evolution unit with a quiz on Thursday and begin our final preparation on Friday.

Our plan (approx):
Monday 10th: Anatomy/Embryology & Genetic notes; paper clip DNA activity
Tuesday 11th: Animal behavior notes
Wednesday 12th: Evolution review/make your own quiz
Thursday 13th: Evolution Quiz; get FINAL REVIEW
Friday 14th: Final review work

week of 12/3 - 12/7

posted Dec 4, 2018, 8:28 AM by George Drinnin   [ updated Dec 6, 2018, 5:33 AM ]

This week we will continue to learn about evolution, Darwin, and the evidence for evolution.

Our plan (approx):

week of 11/26 - 11/30

posted Nov 26, 2018, 5:39 AM by George Drinnin   [ updated Nov 27, 2018, 5:07 AM ]

We begin our unit on evolution today.
*It is my goal only to educate my students on evolution and how life has changed over the billions of years. I am in no way trying to convince or change the beliefs my students might already have. I am only presenting the information required by our district curriculum. I present highly supported scientific evidence to show that evolution has and still is occurring to this day.

Our plan (approx.):
Wednesday 28th: Natural Selection notes
Thursday 29th: Butterfly camouflage
Friday 30th: Hunting for butterflies

week of 11/19 - 11/20

posted Nov 19, 2018, 5:21 AM by George Drinnin

We will finish up our STEM wind mill projects with final testing of them on Tuesday.

Have a magical Thanksgiving !!

week of 11/12 - 11/16

posted Nov 12, 2018, 9:43 AM by George Drinnin

We start our STEM wind turbine project this week.

Our week (approx.):
Monday 12th: Wind turbine introduction
Tuesday 13th: STEM research
Wednesday 14th: STEM research/design
Thursday 15th: STEM design/build/test
Friday 16th: STEM build/test

Groups are chosen by the students. Any materials the group may need outside of what I provide should NOT be more than $3.

week of 11/5 - 11/9

posted Nov 5, 2018, 6:14 AM by George Drinnin   [ updated Nov 6, 2018, 1:19 PM ]

This week we wrap up cellular respiration and move on to carbon cycle.


Our plan (approx)
Monday 5th: quiz review
Tuesday 6th: Cellular respiration Quiz
Wednesday 7th: Carbon Cycle notes; Greenhouse web activity
Friday 9th: Water/Carbon Cycle cutout review activity

week of 10/29 - 11/6

posted Oct 29, 2018, 11:24 AM by George Drinnin   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 7:31 AM ]

This week will cover cellular respiration.

We will have a cellular respiration quiz next Tuesday, 6th.

Our plan (approx):
Monday 29th: Cell Resp Basics
Thursday 1st: Exercise Lab
Friday 2nd: Photosynthesis vs. Respiration

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