• WHAT DID WE LEARN TODAY???

     

    Tuesday, 2/11/20

     

    Monday, 2/10/20

    Lecture on Interitance of Recessive and Dominant Traits

     

    Friday, 2/7/20

    Punnett Square Lab

     

    Thursday, 2/6/20

    Began lecture on Punnett Squares and Inheritance.

    More Vocab to learn!

     

    Wednesday, 2/5/20

    More Mendel!  Pea plants and probability

     

    Tuesday, 2/4/20

    Basic Mendelian Genetics Lecture

     

    Monday, 2/3/20

    Vocab review for upcoming Genetics!

     

    Friday, 1/31/20

     

    Quiz

     

    Thursday, 1/30/20

    Cell Energy Lab & Review for Quiz

    Wednesday, 1/29/20

    Yeast Fermentation Lab - Quiz on Friday!

     

    Tuesday, 1/28/20

    Leaf Stomate lab and Photosynthesis Microslide Lab

     

    Monday, 1/27/20

    Recap Photosynthesis & Cell Respiration

     

    Monday, 1/20/20 - Friday, 1/24/20

    Regents Week

     

    Friday, 1/17/20

    Lab Make-up Day

     

    Thursday, 1/16/20

    Cell Respiration Notes & Mitochondira Origami

     

    Wednesday, 1/15/20

    Photosynthesis Notes & Chloroplast Origami

     

    Tuesday, 1/14/20

    Mitosis/Meiosis Quiz

     

    Monday, 1/13/20

    Review for Quiz tomorrow!

     

    Friday, 1/10/20

    Meiosis - Gametes

     

    Thursday, 1/9/20

    Mitosis into Meiosis (Quiz coming on Monday!)

     

     

    Wednesday, 1/8/20

    Animal & Plant Cell Mitosis Microslide Lab 

     

    Tuesday, 1/7/20

    Mitosis Color Cut Lab

     

    Monday, 1/6/20

    Mitosis Notes

     

    Friday, 1/3/20

    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!)

     

    Thursday, 1/2/20

    Recap of Big Four & Contagion

     

    Monday, 12/23/19 - Wednesday, 1/1/20

     

    Winter Break!  ENJOY!

     

    Friday, 12/20/19

    Contagion

     

    Thursday, 12/19/19

    Video - Contagion

     

    Wednesday, 12/18/19

    DNA Sequencing / RNA Sequencing

     

    Tuesday, 12/17/19

    DNA-RNA Differences and Similarities

     

    Monday, 12/16/19

     

    Complete DNA Structure Lab

     

    Friday, 12/13/19

    DNA - Structure Lab

     

    Thursday, 12/12/19

    DNA Basics

     

    Wednesay 12/11/19

    Enzyme/Protein Quiz

     

    Tuesday, 12/10/19

    Enzyme cut and past lab -

    Review for quiz tomorrow

     

    Monday, 12/9/19

    Enzyme denaturing lab (liver and celery)

     

    Friday, 12/6/19

     

    Enzyme DeNaturing Lecture

     

    Thursday, 12/5/19

    Big Four Quiz!

     

    Wednesday, 12/4/19

    Review of Organic Macromolecules (Quiz Tomorrow)

    Jeaopardy!

     

    Tuesday, 12/3/19

     Organic Study Sheet (Quiz on Thursday)

     

    Monday 12/2/19

    Welcome Back!

    Recap of Organic Macromolecules 

     

    Wednesday - Friday

    Thanksgiving Break!

     

    Tuesday, 11/26/19

    Protein Structure - Amino Acid Chains

     

    Monday, 11/25/19

    Protein Lecture Notes

     

    Friday, 11/22/19

    Carb & Lipid Macromolecule Quiz

     

    Thursday, 11/21/19

    Lipid Structure Lab

     

    Wednesday, 11/20/19

    Carbohydrate Structure Lab

     

    Tuesday, 11/19/19

    More organic macromolecules

     

    Monday, 11/18/19

    Organic Macromolecules Lecture

     

    Friday, 11/15/19

    Diffusion Test

     

    Thursday, 11/14/19

    Reviewed Vocabulary and RQs for Diffusion Test tomorrow.

     

    Wednesday, 11/13/19

    Completed NYS Diffusion Lab Part 2.  Reviewed for Diffusion Test

    (Friday - SOOOOO - make sure you study!)

     

    Tuesday, 11/12/19

    Completed Analysis of NYS Lab Part 1 and began Part 2 - Viewing Plant

    Cells in two different mediums.  (Onions and Salt!)

     

    Monday, 11/11/19

    Veteran's Day.

    Thank a Veteran for their Service!

     

    Friday, 11/8/19

    LAST DAY of the Quarter!

    Completed NYS Lab Part 1 Procedure and Observations. 

    Began Analysis Questions

     

    Thursday, 11/7/19

    Continued NYS Lab Part 1

     

    Wednesday, 11/6/19

    NYS Diffusion Lab - Making a model cell from Kidney Dialysis Tubing.

    Demonstrating the 3 Rules of Diffusion

     

    Tuesday, 11/5/19

    Superintendent's Conference Day -

    Election Day.... Tell your parents to VOTE!

     

    Monday, 11/4/19

     

    Diffusion and Osmosis - Lecture notes

     

    Friday, 11/1

    Diffusion!  What's up with that Potato???

     

    Thursday, 10/31

    Happy Halloween!

    Image result for halloween memes

    Wednesday, 10/30

    Unit Test. 

     

    Tuesday, 10/29

    Reviewed for unit test tomorrow and began Cell Membrane lecture: 

    Life on the Edge

     

    Monday, 10/28

    Ms. C. was absent today.

     

    Friday, 10/25

    Prep for test next week - Unit 2 - cells and organelles

     

    Thursday, 10/24

    Cell Structure Microslide #58.  Viewing cell images through a microslide

    viewer helps us to recognize the differences in many cells.

     

    Wednesday, 10/23

    Pond Water!  Lots of Protists for us to see!  Algae and Paramecium galore! 

     

    Tuesday, 10/22

    Cell organelle quiz

     

    Monday, 10/21

    Prepped for Quiz tomorrow!

     

    Friday, 10/18

    Completed the plant vs. animal cell lab.  Worked on an organelle worksheet and

    Venn diagram.  Quiz next week!

     

    Thursday, 10/17

    Elodea anyone?  We viewed streaming chloroplasts in the leaves of the aquatic

    plant, Elodea.

     

    Wednesday, 10/16

    Plant Vs. Animal cells.  We scraped out cheek cells and made a smear.  We used

    Methylene Blue to help see the cells.

     

    Tuesday, 10/15

    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!

     

    Monday, 10/14

    Columbus Day - Schools are closed

     

    Friday, 10/11

    Finish STRANGER-C and begin Cell notes....  Short periods today....

    PEP RALLY!

    Excited All In GIF by University of North Dakota 

     

    Thursday, 10/10

    Living vs. Non-living lab.  Determining the Characteristics of Life

    (STRANGER-C)

     

    Wednesday,10/9

    Yom Kippur

     

    Tuesday, 10/8

    Introduction to the microscope "letter e lab" and "making a wet mount" from

    strips of comics.

     

    Monday, 10/7

    Microscopes to Cell Theory to Electron Scanning Microscopes.

    We viewed dozens of pictures from SEMs (Scanning Electron Microscopes) to see

    things in Nanoscale!

     

    Friday, 10/4

    Begin Microscope Basics...... From Safety to Total Magnification. 

     

    Thursday, 10/3

     Alka-Seltzer lab - Scientific Method and hypotheses!

     

    Wednesday, 10/2

    Unit 1 Test

     

    Tuesday, 10/1 

    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.)

     

    Monday, 9/30

    Rosh Hashanah!

     

    Friday, 9/27

     

    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.

     

    Thursday, 9/26

    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!

     

    Wednesday, 9/25

    Completed the water lab (counting drops on a penny... and then watching how "soap' destroys

    surface tension!)

     

    Tuesday, 9/24

    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

    toothpicks, etc...)

     

    Monday, 9/23

    M & M Lab.... Observing, sorting, collecting data... and then --- eating M & Ms!

     

    Friday, 9/20

    Completed notes on Scientific Method and the need to follow logical steps as well as scientific rules

     

    Thursday, 9/19

    Lecture on Scientific Method and Spontaneous Generation...

    Maggots anyone??????

     

    Wednesday, 9/18

    Naming the Species TRIANGULUM!

    Using Dichotomous Keys, we classified 20 different species of Triangulum

    (a fictitious alien organism)

     

    Tuesday, 9/17

    Minions!!!!

    We utilized a Dichotomous Key to appropriately name the minions!

     

    Monday, 9/16

    Completed 2 regents graphs.

    Began Classification notes and discussion of Dichotomous Keys

     

    Friday, 9/13

    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.

     

    Thursday, 9/12

    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.

     

    Wednesday, 9/11

    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!

    Yummmmmmmy!

     

    Tuesday, 9/10

    Began Optical Illusions and how our senses can be fooled!

    The class completed the Optical Illusions Lab.

     

    Monday, 9/9

    Completed the Phenomena Lab.

    Discussed the five senses.

     

    Friday, 9/6

    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

    students.

     

    Thursday, 9/5

    Welcome back!

    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.