week 11/12 - 11/15

posted Nov 11, 2019, 11:58 AM by George Drinnin   [ updated Nov 11, 2019, 7:24 PM ]

This week we will wrap up our cellular respiration unit with a quiz on Wednesday, November 13th. Afterwards we start our mini unit on the carbon cycle and climate change.

Our plan (approx)
Tuesday 12th: Cellular respiration review; Quizizz review
Wednesday 13th: Cellular respiration quiz
Friday 15th: Global warming vs. climate change (3rd box)

week of 11/4 - 11/8

posted Nov 5, 2019, 5:52 AM by George Drinnin   [ updated Nov 8, 2019, 8:10 AM ]

This week we continue with cellular respiration with a few activities and labs. I am aiming to quiz over cellular respiration on Wednesday, November 13th. 

Our plan (approx.)
Wednesday 6th: What does Yeast eat? lab; Barf Bag demo
Thursday 7th: BTB exercise lab
Friday 8th: Effect of sugar on respiration in Yeast

week 10/28 - 11/1

posted Oct 28, 2019, 5:20 AM by George Drinnin   [ updated Oct 28, 2019, 7:32 AM ]

This week we finish up photosynthesis and will quiz on Wednesday. After photosynthesis we look into another process called cellular respiration.

Our plan(approx):
Tuesday 29th: Quiz review (create your own quiz)
Wednesday 30th: Photosynthesis quiz
Friday 1st: Create workout aerobic/anaerobic

week of 10/21 - 10/25

posted Oct 21, 2019, 5:35 AM by George Drinnin   [ updated Oct 24, 2019, 1:47 PM ]

This week we start our new unit on photosynthesis. We will be covering the basics of it and going into some activities exploring some details about plants and how they photosynthesize. 
I will plan to quiz over photosynthesis on/around October 30th.

Our plan (approx):
Wednesday 23rd: Story board notes
Thursday 24th: cont. Story board notes
Friday 25th: Virtual Light Lab

week of 10/15 - 10/18

posted Oct 14, 2019, 1:17 PM by George Drinnin   [ updated Oct 18, 2019, 6:51 AM ]

This week marks the "official" end to our first quarter with the 1st quarter CSA district test. These tests are the only tests that aren't up for retakes, so we will spend plenty of time preparing for the test.

Tuesday 15th: CSA Review
Wednesday 16th: CSA Review; KAHOOT
Thursday 17th: CSA #1 Test
Friday 18th: Organelle Biographies 

week of 9/7 - 9/10

posted Oct 6, 2019, 7:15 PM by George Drinnin

This week we look into the cell membrane and its function in the cell. This week we have parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 - 8:30 pm. 

Our plan (approx):
Monday 7th: Egg Lab day 2; Cell Membrane notes
Tuesday 8th: Egg Lab day 3, write up results; start cell transport flip book
Wednesday 9th: cont. flip book
Thursday 10th: Cell membrane review stations

week of 9/30 - 10/4

posted Sep 30, 2019, 8:39 AM by George Drinnin   [ updated Sep 30, 2019, 8:47 AM ]

This week is full of activities demonstrating/explaining the movement of molecules, osmosis and diffusion!

Our plan (approx):
Tuesday 1st: Diffusion lab; gummy bear osmosis lab
Wednesday 2nd: Starch/iodine lab
Thursday 3rd: Plant cell plasmolysis
Friday 4th: Day 1 of Egg Lab

week of 9/23 - 9/26

posted Sep 23, 2019, 8:55 AM by George Drinnin   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 1:28 PM ]

This shortened week we will begin our week on water. Start with the water cycle, properties of water, and microscope practice looking at pond water.

Our week (approx):
Tuesday 24th: Water Issue Research
Thursday 26th: Pond water under microscopes *Freshman Ropes Course*

week of 9/16 - 9/20

posted Sep 16, 2019, 6:44 AM by George Drinnin

All this week will be our STEM Ocean Clean Up project. Students will be working in groups to come up with a model to clean up as much ocean plastic (floating ping pong balls) as possible.

Our plan (approx):
Tuesday 17th: STEM Test, Build
Wednesday 18th: STEM Test, Build
Thursday 19th: STEM Test, Build
Friday 20th: STEM FINAL TEST

week of 9/9 - 9/13

posted Sep 10, 2019, 6:41 AM by George Drinnin

This week will be a wrap up on our general ecology unit. We will have a ecology quiz on Friday. Next week we will start our next big STEM project.
Our plan (approx):
Monday 9th: work day on Island of Sustatinability
Tuesday 10th: work/finish Island of Sustainability
Thursday 12th: Ecology quiz review
Friday 13th: Ecology Quiz; Introduce STEM project

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