Biology Syllabus: August 2018
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August 13
Teacher Workday

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Teacher Workday

Open House 5:00 PM

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NO SCHOOL

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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Read Creation, Maintenence, and Evaluation of your Science Notebook. Place today's handouts in their sections as labeled.
LEARNING TARGET
: Demonstrate use of and organizational skills for class materials, in a notebook and digitally.
IN CLASS: Notes set-up, with date, topic, learning target. Living things gallery walk and claim-evidence-reasons.
ASSESSMENT: Reasons - charts collected Monday.
TO DO:
Assemble binder and get paperwork signed.

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DUE TODAY: Binder - check. Paperwork and forms
ENTRY TICKET: Notes set-up, with date, topic, learning target.
LEARNING TARGET
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Use academic vocabulary to communicate learning; Learn collaboratively in a group; discussion strategies; Use claim, evidence, reason format to explain findings
IN CLASS: Discussion: Scientific communication, using living thing gallery walk to learn claim-evidence-reasoning.
ASSESSMENT: Living Things chart due Tuesday
TO DO:
Complete reason-writing, if you did not finish in class.



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DUE TODAY: Living Things Chart
and Conclusion
ENTRY TICKET: Title your notes "Organization of Living Things." Date your notes. Cut the terms sheet into squares on the lines. Place the squares with terms that you know in order, smallest to largest, smallest at the bottom.
LEARNING TARGET
: List and describe levels of organization, from atoms to the organism. Describe each link in the organizational hierarchy and explain why it holds the position in the hierarchy that it does.
IN CLASS: Write operational definitions for each term and order them correctly.
ASSESSMENT: Heirarchy quiz on Tuesday.
TO DO:

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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET: Hierarchy quiz; then
go to this sample website and look around.
LEARNING TARGET
: Develop an expanding portfolio of learning, both electronic and hard copy.
Learn collaboratively in a group.
IN CLASS: Electronic Resources - Website setup,
Roles and procedures for working in an inquiry group.
ASSESSMENT:
TO DO:
Add a page called HIERARCHY OF LIVING THINGS to your Biology page. Add a chart listing all the organizational levels and an image or explanation of each.

 

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No Class

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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET: Place your binder, open, and your signature form on the back table. Scan Experimental Variables handout for terms you do not remember, and underline them in pencil.
LEARNING TARGET
: Be able to identify, define, and plan for independent variables, dependent variables, and controlled variables in an investigation.
IN CLASS: Pretest; when finished, scan Experimental Variables for any term you do not know. We will work this together in small groups.
ASSESSMENT: Variable quiz Monday                      
TO DO
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DUE TODAY: Extension Questions
ENTRY TICKET: Update table of contents - see see Creation and Maintenence of your Science Notebook handout
LEARNING TARGET
: Be able to identify, define, and plan for independent variables, dependent variables, and controlled variables in an investigation.
IN CLASS: Complete Experimental Variables.
ASSESSMENT:
TO DO
Extension Questions; Binder table of contents - see Creation and Maintenence of your Science Notebook handout
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DUE TODAY: How's your website coming along?
ENTRY TICKET: Variable Quiz, then Set up notes with date, title: Experimental Design. Close read: Modeling Scientific Investigation: Plant Growth Lab, underlining in pencil any unfamiliar terms.
LEARNING TARGET
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Use Plant Growth Lab as a model for the setup for your Pillbug Lab. Begin write-up for pillbug lab on a Google doc.   Prepare for a lab investigation: 
Propose an appropriate, testable question; Identify or select independent variable, dependent variables, and controlled variables; Design a procedure that will provide answers to your question
IN CLASS: Quiz on variables. Identify and describe format, reason for each part, and types of variables.
ASSESSMENT: Quiz on variables
TO DO:


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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Lab doc setup and peer review - use Plant Growth Lab as a model. Do edits and start to work.
LEARNING TARGET
: Collect and analyze data.  Communicate findings using tables, graphs, and charts
IN CLASS: Pillbug Lab data collection and beginning analysis.
ASSESSMENT: Completed lab, due Thursday at midnight.
TO DO:

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No Class

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DUE TODAY: Pillbug lab Question, Intro, Materials, Procedure, Data Table and observations, completed.
ENTRY TICKET:
Skim the handout Analyzing and Interpreting Scientific Data. Any terms or ideas you'd like to discuss with your group?
LEARNING TARGET
: Communicate lab data using charts, graphs, tables, and words.
IN CLASS: Analyzing and Interpreting Scientific Data - small group discussion. Graph your data using desmos.com
TO DO:
Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Conclusion for Pillbug lab, due Friday night.

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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Get out lab writeup and go to desmos.com
LEARNING TARGET
: Calculate mean median and mode; create a graph in desmos.
IN CLASS:Data analysis and graph

TO DO: Work on lab report. Try the graph.
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