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week of 12/9 - 12/13

posted Dec 8, 2019, 8:28 PM by George Drinnin

This week we will continue to explore protein synthesis with plenty of practice and labs. 
DNA/PROTEIN QUIZ THURSDAY! 
Students will get final reviews Thursday after quiz.

Our plan (approx.)
Monday 9th: Decode messages Protein synthesis activities
Tuesday 10th: Build a Snork activity
Wednesday 11th: Jello/Pineapple lab; Liver/H2O2 demo
Thursday 12th: DNA / Protein Quiz
Friday 13th: Final Review in class

week of 12/2 - 12/6

posted Dec 2, 2019, 5:48 AM by George Drinnin   [ updated Dec 4, 2019, 1:46 PM ]

This week we will continue learning about DNA, DNA replication, and at the end protein synthesis. We will be doing an DNA extraction lab on Wednesday using bananas.

Our plan (approx):
Tuesday 3rd: DNA replication practice
Wednesday 4th: Banana DNA extraction lab; RNA basics
Thursday 5th: Transcription notes
Friday 6th: Translation notes

week of 11/25 - 11/26

posted Nov 24, 2019, 8:05 PM by George Drinnin

We begin this extremely short week with an introduction to the molecule of life - DNA!!!

Our plan (approx):
Monday 25th: DNA structure notes
Tuesday 26th: DNA structure food modeling

Have a great Thanksgiving break! I hope you all have the stretchiest of stretchy pants to wear on Thursday.

week of 11/18 - 11/22

posted Nov 18, 2019, 6:42 AM by George Drinnin

This week we start our new STEM engineering activity, designing wind turbines to generate electricity. This will be an all week activity involving plenty of team work and problem solving skills. Should there be any issue with group members, I should be made aware of the issue as soon as possible.

Our plan (approx):
Monday 18th: Green energy research; brief introduction to STEM project
Tuesday 19th: STEM wind turbine
Wednesday 20th: STEM turbine
Thursday 21st: STEM turbine
Friday 22nd: FINAL TESTING FOR STEM PROJECT

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.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17th, CSA #1 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

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