Thursday, September 18, 2014

9-18-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. Students received a paper with their current grades in science class (updated after the test).

3. We did a 4-square organizer on ISN page 24 to compare the advantages and disadvantages of sexual and asexual reproduction.


4. We watched a brain pop video on animal behavior.

5. We made a t-chart on ISN page 26 to contrast learned and inherited behaviors. We wrote the definition and then listed examples from the brain pop video.

6. We watched a video about bird courtship behavior. Click here to watch the video. 


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

9-17-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. Card sort with asexual and sexual reproduction examples - copied answers onto ISN page 25.

3. We did a 4-square organizer on ISN page 24 about the advantages and disadvantages of sexual and asexual reproduction.

4. Students received their graded short answer and extended response questions back from the test last Friday. The grades have been updated in Infinite Campus parent portal.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

9-16-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work



2. We finished the graphic organizer from Monday about sexual and asexual reproduction and taped the paper to ISN page 23.

3. We watched a brain pop video about asexual reproduction and students wrote down 5 facts from the video. These papers were collected as an exit slip.

4. We took the asexual reproduction brain pop quiz in class (no grades).

Monday, September 15, 2014

9-15-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. Students numbered their ISN pages from 21-35.

3. We created a cover page for the "Growth and Reproduction" unit on page 22.

4. We updated the table of contents on ISN page 2,

5. We did a class discussion and 2-corners activity to answer the following question: Which type of reproduction (asexual or sexual) creates more variety in offspring? 

6. Students viewed a power point on asexual and sexual reproduction and completed a note-taker during the power point.

7. We started a graphic organizer (on the back side of the note-taker) but did not finish it. We will finish it Tuesday in class. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

9-12-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work - after we did today's questions, the papers were collected. If you were absent, you will need to give the paper to me when you return to school.


2. Study guides were collected for 10 points.

3. Students took the Unit 1 Test. The test had 20 multiple choice questions, 2 short answer questions, and 1 extended response question. 

4. Students put their responses to the multiple choice questions in the clickers and received their scores in class. The grades have also been entered in parent portal. 

If you have questions about your grades, please feel free to email me. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9-11-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. We went over the answers to the study guide (check yesterday's blog if you were absent)

3. We did ISN check #2 over pages 11-20

Test tomorrow! Don't forget to study!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

9-10-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. Students got their muscular system note-taker back and we taped it to page 20.

3. We finished the nervous system by re-watching the brain pop video and completing the brain pop activity sheet. We taped the activity sheet to page 21.

4. Students got their study guides for the test, which will be on Friday and over unit 1: cells and body systems. Study guides are to be finished tonight and brought to class tomorrow 100% complete.

5. Students made sure their ISNs were up-to-date. We will be having ISN check 2 on Thursday. Students were told if they were missing any pages to ask for them, and if any pages were incomplete, they could take their ISN home and finish them.

ISN CHECK 2 - THURSDAY

UNIT 1 TEST - FRIDAY

Study Guide Help (Click the pictures to make them larger)





Tuesday, September 9, 2014

9-9-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. We watched a brain pop video about the muscular system, then took the brain pop quiz about the video.

3. We watched a Kids Health video about the muscular system. During the video, students took notes on a note-taker sheet. These papers were collected in class. If you missed science class today, the link is below. You can get the paper from me when you return.

http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/MSmovie.html

4. We started talking about the nervous system. We watched the brain pop video in class. Tomorrow we will finish up the nervous system.

We will have a test on Friday. Tomorrow, students will get a study guide. We will go over the answers Thursday in class.

Monday, September 8, 2014

9-8-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. We read the article (from Friday) about the respiratory system. Students annotated the text while reading it. we taped the article to page 19.

3. Students did a 2-minute writing for the following prompt: "Explain why the respiratory system is important to humans." After the 2 minutes, students shared their responses with a classmate and the papers were collected.

4. We started discussing the muscular system. We had a brief class discussion to access prior knowledge.

5. We watched the brain pop video about muscles. If you were absent, ask me for the login so you can watch at home.

Friday, September 5, 2014

9-5-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. We watched a brain pop video about the respiratory system.

3. Students did a reinforcement sheet using the green science textbook and we went over the answers in class.

4. Students read an article about the respiratory system

5. We took the brain pop quiz on clickers

6. Students did an exit slip where they explained why the respiratory system is important to humans.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

9-4-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. We watched a brain pop video about the digestive system.

3. We did a vocabulary activity (with the brain pop video)

4. We labeled the parts of the digestive system, and taped the paper to page 17 in the ISNs

5. We had an exit slip where students were to explain why the digestive system is important to humans.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

9-3-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work



2. We watched a brain pop video about the excretory system.

3. We read pages 163-168 in the green science book about the excretory system.

4. During reading, students completed the section 2 reinforcement sheets.

5. We went over the answers to the reinforcement sheets and they were collected for a grade.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

9-2-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. We finished the discussion questions on page 16 (from Friday).

3. Students read an article about brain cells called "Brain Cells Take a Break"

4. Students wrote an informational article about what happens to your brain when you sleep. These were collected at the end of class. If you were absent, you WILL be required to do this assignment.

Friday, August 29, 2014

8-29-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work


2. We watched two videos on the circulatory system.

Brain Pop Video - Circulatory System (email me to ask for the login info so you can watch!)

PBS Learning Media Video - "From the Heart"

3. During the videos, students recorded 5 interesting facts. These notes papers were collected for a grade.

4. We did 5 discussion questions on ISN page 16.

5. We took the quiz on the brain pop video (as a class, was not for a grade).


Thursday, August 28, 2014

8-28-14

Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work:



2. We finished the flowchart on ISN page 14.

3. We practiced analogies of levels of organization on ISN page 15.