WHAT DID WE LEARN TODAY???
Lecture on Interitance of Recessive and Dominant Traits
Punnett Square Lab
Began lecture on Punnett Squares and Inheritance.
More Vocab to learn!
More Mendel! Pea plants and probability
Basic Mendelian Genetics Lecture
Vocab review for upcoming Genetics!
Cell Energy Lab & Review for Quiz
Yeast Fermentation Lab - Quiz on Friday!
Leaf Stomate lab and Photosynthesis Microslide Lab
Recap Photosynthesis & Cell Respiration
Monday, 1/20/20 - Friday, 1/24/20
Lab Make-up Day
Cell Respiration Notes & Mitochondira Origami
Photosynthesis Notes & Chloroplast Origami
Review for Quiz tomorrow!
Meiosis - Gametes
Mitosis into Meiosis (Quiz coming on Monday!)
Animal & Plant Cell Mitosis Microslide Lab
Mitosis Color Cut Lab
Discussed Genetics & Inheritance and why we're lucky we are diverse!
(As were the actors in the movie Contagion! It ensures our species with survive!)
Recap of Big Four & Contagion
Monday, 12/23/19 - Wednesday, 1/1/20
Winter Break! ENJOY!
Video - Contagion
DNA Sequencing / RNA Sequencing
DNA-RNA Differences and Similarities
Complete DNA Structure Lab
DNA - Structure Lab
Enzyme cut and past lab -
Review for quiz tomorrow
Enzyme denaturing lab (liver and celery)
Enzyme DeNaturing Lecture
Big Four Quiz!
Review of Organic Macromolecules (Quiz Tomorrow)
Organic Study Sheet (Quiz on Thursday)
Recap of Organic Macromolecules
Wednesday - Friday
Protein Structure - Amino Acid Chains
Protein Lecture Notes
Carb & Lipid Macromolecule Quiz
Lipid Structure Lab
Carbohydrate Structure Lab
More organic macromolecules
Organic Macromolecules Lecture
Reviewed Vocabulary and RQs for Diffusion Test tomorrow.
Completed NYS Diffusion Lab Part 2. Reviewed for Diffusion Test
(Friday - SOOOOO - make sure you study!)
Completed Analysis of NYS Lab Part 1 and began Part 2 - Viewing Plant
Cells in two different mediums. (Onions and Salt!)
Thank a Veteran for their Service!
LAST DAY of the Quarter!
Completed NYS Lab Part 1 Procedure and Observations.
Began Analysis Questions
Continued NYS Lab Part 1
NYS Diffusion Lab - Making a model cell from Kidney Dialysis Tubing.
Demonstrating the 3 Rules of Diffusion
Superintendent's Conference Day -
Election Day.... Tell your parents to VOTE!
Diffusion and Osmosis - Lecture notes
Diffusion! What's up with that Potato???
Reviewed for unit test tomorrow and began Cell Membrane lecture:
Life on the Edge
Ms. C. was absent today.
Prep for test next week - Unit 2 - cells and organelles
Cell Structure Microslide #58. Viewing cell images through a microslide
viewer helps us to recognize the differences in many cells.
Pond Water! Lots of Protists for us to see! Algae and Paramecium galore!
Cell organelle quiz
Prepped for Quiz tomorrow!
Completed the plant vs. animal cell lab. Worked on an organelle worksheet and
Venn diagram. Quiz next week!
Elodea anyone? We viewed streaming chloroplasts in the leaves of the aquatic
Plant Vs. Animal cells. We scraped out cheek cells and made a smear. We used
Methylene Blue to help see the cells.
Different types of cells make up all organisms. Discussed the fact that every cell
in our bodies is alive (on its own), but living and communicating to make tissues
and organs which make US!
Columbus Day - Schools are closed
Finish STRANGER-C and begin Cell notes.... Short periods today....
Living vs. Non-living lab. Determining the Characteristics of Life
Introduction to the microscope "letter e lab" and "making a wet mount" from
strips of comics.
Microscopes to Cell Theory to Electron Scanning Microscopes.
We viewed dozens of pictures from SEMs (Scanning Electron Microscopes) to see
things in Nanoscale!
Begin Microscope Basics...... From Safety to Total Magnification.
Alka-Seltzer lab - Scientific Method and hypotheses!
Unit 1 Test
I can't believe it's October already! We reviewed for tomorrow's Unit 1 Test!
Lab Safety, Senses, Observation vs. Inference, Scientific Method, Water & the pH scale
and then completed an Alka Seltzer lab! (Combining Scientific Method, Water, Buffers,
pH and Indicators.)
pH indicator Lab. Each of the students tested over 20 household liquids - from Ammonia, to
vinegar, to hot sauce and 5-hour energy drink. Each determined the approximate pH of the
substance using an indicator.
What do you know about Acids, Bases and Buffers? Today, the class took notes on the pH scale
and learned that Acids and Bases are based on Water!
Completed the water lab (counting drops on a penny... and then watching how "soap' destroys
Water, Water, Everywhere!!! (Literally!)
We began and completed a small note packet on the amazing properties of water!
The class watched videos of Water Striders and the "Jesus Christ" Lizard -- learned about cohesion,
adhesion and surface tension before beginning a Water Lab (floating paper clips... dragging water with
M & M Lab.... Observing, sorting, collecting data... and then --- eating M & Ms!
Completed notes on Scientific Method and the need to follow logical steps as well as scientific rules
Lecture on Scientific Method and Spontaneous Generation...
Naming the Species TRIANGULUM!
Using Dichotomous Keys, we classified 20 different species of Triangulum
(a fictitious alien organism)
We utilized a Dichotomous Key to appropriately name the minions!
Completed 2 regents graphs.
Began Classification notes and discussion of Dichotomous Keys
Completed the Mystery Box Lab.
Began discussion of Graphing - and what the Regents Board Requires.
Started to graph a few samples from prior regents exams.
Began Mystery Boxes Lab! We used our senses (minus the sense of sight) to "observe" and make
inferences about what might be contained in several sealed boxes.
A moment of Silence for the victims of 9/11/2001.
The class began notes on Observation vs. Inference.
We learned about sewer lice and consuming insects as a good source of protein... ALL tying into
observation VS. inference!
Began Optical Illusions and how our senses can be fooled!
The class completed the Optical Illusions Lab.
Completed the Phenomena Lab.
Discussed the five senses.
Our first lab: Phenomena Stations
We discussed good science vs. bad science. We moved through 10 stations with "phenomena"
pictures, which each student attempted to explain.
We learned of the "Alien Monster" in Panama as well as the "Montauk Monster" and more!
We discussed the word "bias" and discussed the need to respect answers offered by our fellow
Today was all about getting to know one another and going over some rules and expectations.
I explained that there is a minimum lab hour requirement in order to take the Regents exam in June.
If a student has not successfully completed the minimum requirement, they cannot take the exam and
will be forced to repeat the course.
Homework tonight is to have the lab safety sheet and the contact sheet signed by a parent/guardian.
The only supplies you need is a three-ring binder for your science notes. This will be kept in the classroom
until each topic/unit is completed. You may then take your notes home to review for quizzes/tests.