Biology Syllabus: August 2019
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August 12
Teacher Workday

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Teacher Workday;

Open House 5:00 PM

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NO SCHOOL

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ENTRY TICKET: Note setup (see example) My expectations for this class are.....
LEARNING TARGET
: Know what to do when you come to class, how to set up notes each day, and what to do at the end of class.
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ist characteristics of living things. Describe and give examples of each characteristic.  
IN CLASS:
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What do I do when I come to class?
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Is it alive?
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Notes set-up, with date, topic, entry ticket. 1A
Notes: Properties of life.

ASSESSMENT: Notebook check on Monday
TO DO:
Read Creation, Maintenence, and Evaluation of your Science Notebook. Place today's handouts in their sections as labeled.Assemble binder and get paperwork signed. Make and label dividers if you don't have them, and put papers in the right sections. e.
TO DO TOO:

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DUE TODAY: Paperwork and forms; Google folder BiologyX-Lastname
ENTRY TICKET: Write learning target on Living or Not? Handout.
LEARNING TARGET
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Write a claim from data and observations, use evidence to justify your claim, and explain the evidence using scientific understandings (reason.)
IN CLASS:
- Station observations - living things
. Record observations on Living or Not? C-E-R Chart.
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Is it alive or not? Arguments. Record ideas to use as you write. :
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Discussion: Scientific communication, using living thing station observations to learn claim-evidence-reasoning.
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Begin writing CER for Properties of Living Things. Title doc CER Properties of Life - Lastname and put in BiologyX-Lastname folder.

ASSESSMENT: Notes check
TO DO:
Close read: Modeling Scientific Investigation: Plant Growth Lab, underlining in pencil any unfamiliar terms and all "science" terms.

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DUE TODAY:

ENTRY TICKET:
Set up a notes page, including Learning Target. Read IN CLASS and ASSESSMENT. Note due dates.

LEARNING TARGET
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Write a claim from data and observations, use evidence to justify your claim, and explain the evidence using scientific understandings (reason.)
IN CLASS: Finish Living Things observations. Begin C-E-R for Living Things.
NOTE: How will you differentiate something that WAS once living but is no longer alive?

ASSESSMENT: CER - Living Things, due Tuesday after class.
TO DO:
  Work on binder, including Table of Contents

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DUE TODAY: Binder check in class;
ENTRY TICKET:
Create a folder titled BiologyX-lastname in your Google drive. Share the folder with me at luann.lee@wgschools.org
LEARNING TARGET:Science Skills A and E.  Demonstrate use of and organizational skills for class materials in 3-ring binder. Learn collaboratively in a group.  
IN CLASS:
Check-in: How are we doing?Get out:
Science Skills Tracker
Study Cards - Review Set
Learning Targets 1-13
Unit 0 Review and Introduction
Pretest - Periodic Table, Parts 1-5
How to use learning targets and make index cards. Discussion.C-E-R in writing a conclusion.
TO DO:  1.) Add info to Skills Tracker. Consider the levels of performance you will need to demonstrate.  2.) Finish CER Living Things
3.)
1C Index card 1; 2B Index card 2; 1D Learning Target 1;  Learning Target 2 2C


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DUE TODAY: Learning Targets 1 & 2, and index cards 1 & 2
ENTRY TICKET:
Lay out your binder with learning targets and index cards.

Find your Google biologyX-Lastname and be sure it's named correctly.
LEARNING TARGET: Write this on the Inside the Atom handout:
3. 
Use a periodic table to identify metals, non-metals, and CHONPS - the atoms that largely make up living cells
4.
Draw a block from the periodic table. Label atomic number, atomic mass..
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Explain how to find number of protons, neutrons, electrons.
  b.
Draw valence electron models of common atoms.   
IN CLASS:

What is carbon and why are we learning about it?

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nside the Atom small group inquiry.
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TO DO: 4A
Structure of the Periodic Table
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DUE TODAY: CER Conclusion in BiologyX-Lastname folder; 4A Structure of the Periodic Table
ENTRY TICKET: 
Quiz: Living things & C-E-R
LEARNING TARGET: Write this on the Inside the Atom handout:
3. 
Use a periodic table to identify metals, non-metals, and CHONPS - the atoms that largely make up living cells
4.
Draw a block from the periodic table. Label atomic number, atomic mass..
  a.
Explain how to find number of protons, neutrons, electrons.
  b.
Draw valence electron models of common atoms.   
IN CLASS:
What is carbon and why are we learning about it?

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nside the Atom small group inquiry.

TO DO: Index Cards 3-7; Learning Targets 3-7
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DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Check your grade; if anything is missing, set it, with your Unit 0 Review Chart on an empty table.
LEARNING TARGET: write on Inside the Atom paper:
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Explain that ions form when atoms gain or lose electrons, creating a charge on an atom. 
 
a. Identify a bond between a metal and a nonmetal as ionic

IN CLASS:
Inside the Atom small group inquiry
TO DO: Index Cards 3-7; Learning Targets 3-7

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DUE TODAY: Did you start index cards 3-7 and Learning Targets 3-7? Get them out.
ENTRY TICKET:
Compare pre-test and post-test. Be ready to share what you learned. Write the learning targets (below) in your notes (See the screen for setup.)
LEARNING TARGET:  Go to your notes and write this:
6. Explain how electrons are shared to form covalent bonds.
a. Identify a bond between 2 nonmetals as covalent.
b. Describe the unique feature of carbon that allows it to form many varied compounds
 
c. *Explain why carbon is the backbone of so many kinds of molecules   
d. Explain how atoms bond in many different patterns to form the molecules of life.

IN CLASS:
Finish Inside an Atom. Ionic and covalent bonding interactive lecture.
TO DO:
Update index cards and learning targets 3-7

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DUE TODAY: Index cards and learning targets 3-7
ENTRY TICKET:
Periodic table quiz. Hand me index cards, learning target packet and check-off grid.
LEARNING TARGET: (write in your notes)
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Label covalent bonds and hydrogen bonds in a drawing of water molecules. :
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Describe hydrogen bonding and the properties of water that result - surface tension, specific heat capacity, cohesion/adhesion, density of ice as compared to water.
IN CLASS:
Properties of Water interactive lecture. Reflection and Science Skills - August
TO DO:
Index cards 8-9 and Learning Targets 8-9

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