Posted by: mrborden | August 21, 2016

Week 3 characteristics of living things, homeostasis

August 22 2016
QFD: When science finally locates the center of the universe, some people will be surprised to learn they’re not it.
Wod: abiogenesis – or spontaneous generation
1.the now discredited theory that living organisms can arise spontaneously from inanimate matter; spontaneous generation.
Essential Question of the Day: Name 3 qualities that all living things share … For a and p name 3 elements that all living things have
This weeks learning objective: (biology) students will know and understand the similarities and differences between non living and living things and be able to demonstrate knowledge concerning homeostasis

Today’s performance objective : students will learn the proper note taking technique required for this class
Biology- notes . Living vs non living things ..students will demonstrate their understanding of homeostasis by completing a drawing demonstrating an object that also has works on the same principles .. .students will also write Cornell notes on the differences between living and non living things and turn them in by the start of the period on Tuesday


1) living vs non living things

August 23 2016
QFD: There is no fate, yes you’re dealt the cards but it’s up to you how you play your hand.

Essential Question of the Day: Describe homeostasis as it relates to various body systems
This weeks learning objective: (biology) students will know and understand the similarities and differences between non living and living things

Today’s performance objective :
Biology- all students will demonstrate their knowledge of homeostasis and the nature of living things

1) You will create a document that displays 3 non living and 3 living from your own house..examples ..take pictures of these objects and make them into a document using google docs labeling them as living or non living things or print them out and be able to show the class on Wednesday ..you must also state why the object is living or non living

2) on the bottom of the document, you will place a picture of a non living object and relate it to homeostasis and explain 3 things that can affect the object and disturb homeostasis

August 24 2016
QFD: There are many paths you take in life. Some you can choose, some are chosen for you.
Essential Question of the Day: give an example of how homeostasis can be demonstrated in every day life!
This weeks learning objective: (biology) students will know and understand the similarities and differences between non living and living things

Today’s performance objective :
Biology- pass quiz at 70% or greater honors 80% or greater
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August 25 2016
QFD: Love me or leave me. Hey,where is everybody going ?
Essential Question of the Day: What is the lowest level of organization for an organism ? The highest?
Create a flow chart demonstrating the levels of organization in a human body
Anatomy and physiology : what are the four major types of carbohydrates?
This weeks learning objective: (biology) students will know and understand the similarities and differences between the various levels of organization as they relate to homeostasis

Marking the text

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Domain Eukarya
-Organisms have cells with a true nucleus and membrane-bound organelles.
Kingdom Animalia
-Organisms are multicellular with no cell walls and are heterotrophs.
Phylum Chordata
-Organisms possess notochord, postanal tail and pharyngeal pouches at some point during their life cycle. Organisms have bilateral symmetry, segmented bodies, developed coelom, dorsal nerve cord, closed circulatory systems, complete digestive system and an endoskeleton.
Subphylum Vertebrata
-Organisms have a vertebral column or a backbone. They move due to muscles attached to their endoskeletons. These organisms also have a digestive system with large glands (pancreas and liver) and a ventral heart with 2-4 chambers.
Class Mammalia
-Organisms have 3 middle ear bones, hair, and produce milk from mammary glands.
Order Carnivora
-Organisms primarily eat meat. They have 4 to 5 toes on each leg or arm and have sharp canine teeth.
Family Canidae
-Organisms have elongated feet and legs, 5 toes on the forefeet and 4 toes on the hindfeet, non-retractile claws, and usually form packs with strict social hierarchy systems.
Genus Canis
-This includes wolves, coyotes, jackals and domestic dogs.
Subspecies Canis lupus familiaris
-Canis is the Latin word for dog. Domestic dogs are ancestors of the grey wolf.

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August 26 2016
QFD: Laughter is the best medicine but if you laugh for no reason, you need medicine.
Essential Question of the Day: describe 3 programs you can use to upload a video youtube ?
This weeks learning objective: (biology) Construct an explanation based on evidence for today’s lab and justify why you believe that one of these teachers stole the alligator head
Biology- students will use deduction to determine who stole the alligator head .. Lab 1

Copy of Who stole my aligator head

Experiment Write Up

 

Posted by: mrborden | August 13, 2016

Week 2 lab safety, Intro to Biology

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Aug 15 2016
QFD: Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it. Albert Einstein
Essential Question of the Day: have you ever taken a personality test before? If so what did it reveal?
This weeks learning objective : students should know and be able to identify their personality type, create a website for this class, and understand the rules and procedures for a science classroom.
Today’s performance objective : students will understand the rules and procedures for this class and the grading policies at this school and department .


1) finish personality test
2) lab safety day 1


labsafetycartoon

1) List 3 Unsafe activities and explain 2) List 3 correct activities 3) What should Bob do after the accident 4) How could sue have avoided the accident? 5) Compare Luke and Dukes lab techniques 6) What are 3 things shown in this cartoon that shouldn’t be in a lab? 7) compare Joe and Carl’s techniques 8) List 3 safety items shown in the cartoon 9) What is betty doing wrong? 10) Write this statement on the bottom of your paper, ” I agree to use safe and logical lab techniques during any lab this year” then sign your name.

scimethodworksheet

labsafetycartoon

Aug 16 2016
QFD: The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. Albert Einstein
Essential Question of the Day: do you understand that your actions lead to consequences in life? Give a few examples of how this applies to this classroom
This weeks learning objective : students should know and be able to identify their personality type, create a website for this class, and understand the rules and procedures for a science classroom.
Today’s performance objective : students will read course description , the rules for the class, and have the paper signed by a parent by Friday. This document will be glued or taped into the front cover of their notebook or first page.
1) Notebook set up
2) safety day 2
Aug 17 2015
QFD: In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs. William Osler
Essential Question of the Day: what is a sharps container?
This weeks learning objective : students should know and be able to identify their personality type, and understand the rules and procedures for a science classroom, and lab safety procedures
Today’s performance objective : students will understand the safety procedures for this classroom and school by taking a quiz on lab safety

True colors questionnaire
1) Lab safety quiz 25 pts paragraph how to write up a lab
2) seating chart


2) Google classroom
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Aug 18 2015
QFD: The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
William Bragg, Sr.
Essential Question of the Day: can you work in a group safely to accomplish a task?
This weeks learning objective : students should know and be able to identify their personality type, create a website for this class, and understand the rules and procedures for a science classroom.
Today’s performance objective : Students will perform a task that reveals their understanding of lab safety
1) Websites Weebly.com
2) Biology CP
A) Describe homeostasis and how it relates to overall health.
B) Describes the 4 major macromolecules and the various molecules and compounds that they are made up from.
C) Compare and contrast the 4 major macromolecules as to their similarities and differences using a sequence thinking map.
D) rank in order from most important to least important the 4 major macromolecules and justify your order .
E) Describe 3 diseases that can affect homeostasis

Name and describe 20 anatomical terms on your website
Place pictures for each term onto site of you or your partner demonstrating the term
you also need 5 – 3 sec videos demonstrating 5 anatomical movements

Aug 19 2015
QFD: When science finally locates the center of the universe, some people will be surprised to learn they’re not it.
Anonymous
Essential Question of the Day: have you ever created a website before ? If so what program did you use?
This weeks learning objective : students should know and be able to identify their personality type, create a website for this class, and understand the rules and procedures for a science classroom.
Today’s performance objective : students will reveal their personality type by taking a quick assessment and then students will create a website using weebly
1) website activity
2) seating chart
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Posted by: mrborden | August 6, 2016

Week 1 DOK

Welcome back to school Rattlers!

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We are all very lucky to be apart of this learning community at this beautiful new school. We need to respect our campus, each other, and all those who step Into this classroom.

Aug 10 2016 – Introduction
QFD: it is better to be thought a fool , than to open your mouth and remove all doubt …
Essential Queetion of the Day : Are you excited to be back at school? Why or why not..explain in a paragraph
This weeks learning Objective : Students should know and be able to understand the various levels of questioning concerning depth of knowledge
Today’s performance objective : Students will reveal a few personal details about themselves to other students in the classroom, and prepare to introduce their partner student to the class on Friday.

1) fill out card which states the following:
Name , period, class
Birthdate favorite color, favorite movie, favorite song, favorite game, Grade you received last year in science , explain why you received this grade as well

Hw: read DOK below and bookmark this class website on your home computer
Science, then write the site address in your inside cover of your notebook

Level 1: Recall Level 1 includes the recall of information such as a fact, definition, term, or simple procedure, as well as performing a simple task or applying a concept.Level 1 activity include “identify,” “recall,” “recognize,” “use,” and “measure.” Verbs such as “describe” and “explain” could be classified at different levels depending on what is to be described and explained.

Level 2: Skill/Concept Level 2 includes the engagement of some mental processing beyond a habitual response. A Level 2 assessment item requires students to make some decisions as to how to approach the problem or activity, whereas a Level 1 item requires students to demonstrate a rote response, perform a a skill, follow a set procedure (like a recipe), or perform a clearly defined series of steps. Key words and phrases that generally distinguish a Level 2 item include “classify,” “organize,” “estimate,” “make observations,” “collect and display data,” and “compare data.” These actions imply more than one step. For example, to compare data may require first identifying characteristics of the objects and then grouping or ordering the objects.

Level 3: Strategic Thinking Level 3 requires reasoning, planning, using evidence, and a higher level of thinking than the previous two levels. In most instances, requiring students to explain their thinking is a Level 3 activity. Activities that require students to make conjectures are also at this level. The cognitive demands at Level 3 are complex and abstract. The complexity does not result from the fact that there are multiple answers, a possibility at both Levels 1 and 2, but because the task requires more demanding reasoning. An activity, however, that has more than one possible answer and requires students to justify the response they give would most likely be a Level 3 activity.Other Level 3 activities include drawing conclusions from observations, citing evidence and developing a logical argument for concepts, explaining phenomena in terms of concepts, and using concepts to solve problems.

Level 4: Extended Thinking Level 4 requires complex reasoning, planning, developing, and thinking—most likely over an extended period of time. The extended time period is not a distinguishing factor if the required work is only repetitive and does not require applying significant conceptual understanding and higher-order thinking. For example, if a student has to take the water temperature from a river each day for a month and then construct a graph using scientific data, this would be classified as a Level 2 activity. However, if the student is to conduct a river study that requires taking into consideration a number of variables, this would be a Level 4 activity.

At Level 4, the cognitive demands of the task should be high and the work should be very complex. Students should be required to make several connections—relate ideas within the content area or among content areas—and have to select one approach among many alternatives on how the situation should be solved. Level 4 activities include designing and conducting experiments; making connections between a finding and related concepts and phenomena; combining and synthesizing ideas into new concepts; and critiquing experimental designs.

3) make up a level 1,2,3,4 question about what you learned from the card you received and talking with the person
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Thursday Aug 11 2016
QFD: without rules, chaos persists
Essential Question of the day: name 5 rules you believe are fair in a classroom
This weeks learning Objective : Students should know and be able to understand the various levels of questioning concerning depth of knowledge and to learn about their classmates..
Today’s performance objective : Students will demonstrate their knowledge of DOK by creating 3 questions concerning their partner ( g rated ) at the three different levels and introduce their partner to class.

1) exchange cards w another student
1)Discussion on DOK 15 min
2) presenting of facts about their partner student in class

Friday Aug 11 2016
QFD: in the land of the blind the one eye is king
Essential Question of the day : are you able to place all of your fear about public speaking away at this school ?.. We are a performing arts school🙂 explain how you will do so in a paragraph in your notebook
This weeks learning Objective : Students should know and be able to understand the various levels of questioning concerning depth of knowledge and to learn about their classmates..
Today’s performance objective : Students will demonstrate their knowledge of their classmates and themselves by taking a personality test or the name game
1)Discussion on HW and DOK 10 min

2) finish introductions , expectations
3) Personality inventory or name game

Personality test 

Posted by: mrborden | May 30, 2016

Week 19 STDs and HIV

May 31

QFD : when life gives you lemons , try ice tea
Essential question : Describe and analyze the methods used to prevent catching an std or hiv
Learning Objective: students will know and be able to understand how various drugs affect the human body, the drugs affects on the individuals body systems, and the adverse affects by creating a poster, video, and brochure about an assigned abused drug. By the end of this week

1) presentations about stds and hiv due by Friday

2) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Chlamydia , herpes, hepatitis , syphilis, crabs, HIV, gonorhea, HPV, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis

Make sure your presentation is appropriate, conveys the clear message that drug use is bad ,

June 1

QFD : hugs or pugs not drugs or thugs
Essential question : Describe and analyze the methods used to prevent stds transferring to unborn babies
Learning Objective: students will know and be able to understand how various drugs affect the human body, the drugs affects on the individuals body systems, and the adverse affects by creating a poster, video, and brochure about an assigned abused drug. By the end of this week

1) presentations about stds and hiv due by Friday

2) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Chlamydia , herpes, hepatitis , syphilis, crabs, HIV, gonorhea, HPV, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis

Make sure your presentation is appropriate, conveys the clear message that drug use is bad ,

June 2

QFD : if mice before men , then we would all have the plaque
Essential question : Describe and analyze 3 stds
Learning Objective: students will know and be able to understand how various drugs affect the human body, the drugs affects on the individuals body systems, and the adverse affects by creating a poster, video, and brochure about an assigned abused drug. By the end of this week

1) presentations about stds and hiv due by Friday

2) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Chlamydia , herpes, hepatitis , syphilis, crabs, HIV, gonorhea, HPV, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis

Make sure your presentation is appropriate, conveys the clear message that drug use is bad ,

June 3 my cats 24th bday )

QFD : trixie is 24 hope she holds on for one more … Year
Essential question : Describe and analyze the methods used t prevent catching an std or hiv
Learning Objective: students will know and be able to understand how various drugs affect the human body, the drugs affects on the individuals body systems, and the adverse affects by creating a poster, video, and brochure about an assigned abused drug. By the end of this week

1) presentations about stds and hiv due by end of period

2) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Chlamydia , herpes, hepatitis , syphilis, crabs, HIV, gonorhea, HPV, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis

Make sure your presentation is appropriate, conveys the clear message that drug use is bad ,

Posted by: mrborden | May 22, 2016

Week 18 STDS and HIV

Biology Week 18
May 23 2016. ( block schedule periods 1,3,5)
QFD : Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
?FD : Determine 3 reasons why teenagers abuse drugs
Learning Objective: students will know and be able to understand how various drugs affect the human body, the drugs affects on the individuals body systems, and the adverse affects by creating a poster, video, and brochure about an assigned abused drug. By the end of this week
1) drug free world project Google classroom. Videos
2) posters , brochures and presentations @ Anti drug

3) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana , heroin, crystal meth, methamphetamines and prescription drugs, cocaine, mushrooms, LSD, Mollies, other prescription drugs , lean, suicide, cutters, abuse

Last day to finish
May 24 2016. block schedule periods 2,4,6)
QFD : Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
?FD : differentiate between the types of drugs that are legally prescribed versus the ones that are illegal
Learning Objective: students will know and be able to understand how various drugs affect the human body, the drugs affects on the individuals body systems, and the adverse affects by creating a poster, video, and brochure about an assigned abused drug. By the end of this week
1) drug free world project Google classroom
2) posters , brochures and presentations @ Anti drug

3) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana , heroin, crystal meth, methamphetamines and prescription drugs, cocaine, mushrooms, LSD, Mollies, other prescription drugs , lean, suicide, cutters, abuse

Last day to finish
May 25 2016 regular day
QFD : Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.
?FD : Describe 3 negative things that can happen to you if you use drugs
Learning Objective: students will know and be able to understand how various drugs affect the human body, the drugs affects on the individuals body systems, and the adverse affects by creating a poster, video, and brochure about an assigned abused drug. By the end of this week
1) presentations day 1
2) posters , brochures and presentations @ Anti drug due

3) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana , heroin, crystal meth, methamphetamines and prescription drugs, cocaine, mushrooms, LSD, Mollies, other prescription drugs , lean, suicide, cutters, abuse

May 26 2016
QFD : In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
?FD : Describe and analyze the methods used to cure drug addictions

Learning Objective: students will know and be able to understand how various drugs affect the human body, the drugs affects on the individuals body systems, and the adverse affects by creating a poster, video, and brochure about an assigned abused drug. By the end of this week
1) film stds and hiv

2) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Chlamydia , herpes, hepatitis , syphilis, crabs, HIV, gonorhea, HPV, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis


May 27 2016

QFD : In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision
Essential question : Describe and analyze the methods used t prevent catching an std or hiv
Learning Objective: students will know and be able to understand how various drugs affect the human body, the drugs affects on the individuals body systems, and the adverse affects by creating a poster, video, and brochure about an assigned abused drug. By the end of this week

1) presentations about stds and hiv

2) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Chlamydia , herpes, hepatitis , syphilis, crabs, HIV, gonorhea, HPV, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis

Make sure your presentation is appropriate, conveys the clear message that stds are bad ,

Posted by: mrborden | May 15, 2016

Week 17 drugfreeworld

Biology Week 17
May 16 2016. ( block schedule periods 1,3,5)
QFD : Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
?FD : Determine 3 reasons why teenagers abuse drugs
Learning Objective: students will know and be able to understand how various drugs affect the human body, the drugs affects on the individuals body systems, and the adverse affects by creating a poster, video, and brochure about an assigned abused drug. By the end of this week
1) drug free world project Google classroom. Videos
2) posters , brochures and presentations @ Anti drug

3) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana , heroin, crystal meth, methamphetamines and prescription drugs, cocaine, mushrooms, LSD, Mollies, other prescription drugs , lean, suicide, cutters, abuse




May 17 2016. block schedule periods 2,4,6)
QFD : Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
?FD : differentiate between the types of drugs that are legally prescribed versus the ones that are illegal
Learning Objective: students will know and be able to understand how various drugs affect the human body, the drugs affects on the individuals body systems, and the adverse affects by creating a poster, video, and brochure about an assigned abused drug. By the end of this week
1) drug free world project Google classroom
2) posters , brochures and presentations @ Anti drug

3) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana , heroin, crystal meth, methamphetamines and prescription drugs, cocaine, mushrooms, LSD, Mollies, other prescription drugs , lean, suicide, cutters, abuse

May 18 2016 regular day
QFD : Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.
?FD : Describe how
Learning Objective: students will know and be able to understand how various drugs affect the human body, the drugs affects on the individuals body systems, and the adverse affects by creating a poster, video, and brochure about an assigned abused drug. By the end of this week
1) drug free world project Google classroom
2) posters , brochures and presentations @ Anti drug

3) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana , heroin, crystal meth, methamphetamines and prescription drugs, cocaine, mushrooms, LSD, Mollies, other prescription drugs , lean, suicide, cutters, abuse

May 19 2016 ( block schedule periods 1,3,5)
QFD : In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
?FD : Describe and analyze the methods

Learning Objective: students will know and be able to understand how various drugs affect the human body, the drugs affects on the individuals body systems, and the adverse affects by creating a poster, video, and brochure about an assigned abused drug. By the end of this week
1) posters , brochures and presentations @ Anti drug

2) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana , heroin, crystal meth, methamphetamines and prescription drugs, cocaine, mushrooms, LSD, Mollies, other prescription drugs , lean, suicide, cutters, abuse

May 20 2016 ( block schedule periods 2,4,6)

QFD : In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision
Essential question : Describe and analyze the methods
Learning Objective: students will know and be able to understand how various drugs affect the human body, the drugs affects on the individuals body systems, and the adverse affects by creating a poster, video, and brochure about an assigned abused drug. By the end of this week

1) presentations and Anti drug selection / teenage suicide / cutters

2) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana , heroin, crystal meth, methamphetamines and prescription drugs, cocaine, mushrooms, LSD, Mollies, other prescription drugs , lean, suicide, cutters, abuse

Make sure your presentation is appropriate, conveys the clear message that drug use is bad ,

Posted by: mrborden | May 8, 2016

Week 16 endangered species HS LS 4-5

Biology Week 16
May 9 2016
QFD : A memory lasts forever, never will it die… true friends stay together and never say goodbye…
?FD : Determine why species become extinct
Learning Objective: HS LS 4-5 Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.
1) endangered species PSA
( create a 1 min video presentation and a poster ( slogan , picture, agencies #s) that includes (video)
A) a slogan b) music and text c) how many of the species are left, why we should care, where are they located, why they are going extinct , agencies with phone numbers or email addresses to help save your species )
2) finish and publish to YouTube if possible or we can play it on class computer
http://bivalves.teacherfriendlyguide.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=42&Itemid=124




May 10 2016
QFD : I have never found any ‘good’ in goodbye.
?FD : differentiate between the types of various types of population growth rates by drawing examples of a fast growing pop, slow moving population , a negative pop, and a stagnant population
Learning Objective: HS LS 4-5 Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.
1) last day for video and posters
Presentations Tomorrow

May 11 2016
QFD : Let me make this easier than saying goodbye: let me tell you hello in advance for the next time I get to see you.
?FD : Describe how natural selection helps or hinders a species chance of survival
Learning Objective: HS LS 4-5 Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.
1) watch 2 of the other presentations from other groups and then write 2 paragraphs describing what was good about their presentation and what you didn’t like ..make suggestions and help each other

May 12 2016 ( block schedule periods 1,3,5)
QFD : Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.
?FD : Describe and analyze the methods ecologists use to determine a species growth rate
Learning Objective: HS LS 4-5 Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.
1) presentations and Anti drug selection

2) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana , heroin, crystal meth, methamphetamines and prescription drugs, cocaine, mushrooms, LSD, Mollies, other prescription drugs , lean, suicide, cutters, abuse

May 13 2016 ( block schedule periods 2,4,6)

QFD : Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.
Essential question : Describe and analyze the methods ecologists use to determine a species growth rate
Learning Objective: HS LS 4-5 Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.

1) presentations and Anti drug selection / teenage suicide / cutters

2) you will research one of the following drugs for a presentation in class that will include the same parameters as the last project assignment for endangered species

Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana , heroin, crystal meth, methamphetamines and prescription drugs, cocaine, mushrooms, LSD, Mollies, other prescription drugs , lean, suicide, cutters, abuse

Make sure your presentation is appropriate, conveys the clear message that drug use is bad ,

Posted by: mrborden | May 1, 2016

Week 15 ecology presentations and PSA

Week 15 Biology and Biology honors
May 2 2016
QFD: My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” —George Washington
Essential question of the Day : Make a flow map of the hierarchy of organisms
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-1 Students who demonstrate understanding can: Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
Learning target : Students will be able to name and describe the three types of symbiosis by creating Cornell notes and by viewing a video clip
1) presentations day 1 of 3

HW : finish all handouts due tomorrow
May 3
QFD: Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” —Barbara Kingsolve
Essential question of the Day : describe the 4 various types of trophic levels and an organism associated with each level
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-1 Students who demonstrate understanding can: Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
Learning target : Students will be able to by completing a project
1) Presentations day 2
2) ecology pyramids assigned

HW : finish pyramids
May 4
QFD: Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark … to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever.” —J.K. Rowling
Essential question of the Day : name and describe the three types of survivorship and provide examples
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-1 Students who demonstrate understanding can: Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
Learning target : Students will be able to name and describe the three types of survivorship by completing an online assignment
1) Presentations
2) pyramids due
3) work on PSA partners

HW : honors work on research papers due next Monday
May 5
QFD: My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” —Michael Jordan
Essential question of the Day : analyze the differences in density dependent and density independent factors that affect populations
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-1 Students who demonstrate understanding can: Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
Learning target : Students will analyze the differences in density dependent and density independent factors that affect populations by taking a quiz
1) PSA finished by end of period

3) place graph onto site

HW : finish pg 3 website
April 29
QFD: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ― J.K. Rowling,
Essential question of the Day : describe the two major sampling methods that ecologists use to determine population growth.
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-1 Students who demonstrate understanding can: Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
Learning target : Students will be able to describe the two major sampling methods that ecologists use to determine population growth by creating a web page for their species describing sampling methods
1) psa presentations

HW : none accept for honors …papers due on Monday

Posted by: mrborden | April 24, 2016

Week 14 Ecology Websites

Week 14 Biology and Biology honors
April 25 2016
QFD: Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”
― Albert Camus
Essential question of the Day : name and describe the three types of symbiosis
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-1 Students who demonstrate understanding can: Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
Learning target : Students will be able to name and describe the three types of symbiosis by creating Cornell notes and by viewing a video clip
1) notes
2) video clip
3 ) handout

HW : finish handout due tomorrow
April 26
QFD: Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
― Oscar Wilde
Essential question of the Day : describe the 4 various types of trophic levels
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-1 Students who demonstrate understanding can: Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
Learning target : Students will be able to by completing a project
1) trophic level project
2) turn in pyramids by end of period
3 ) handout due

HW : start on google classroom assignment
April 27
QFD: Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ― Marilyn Monroe
Essential question of the Day : name and describe the three types of survivorship
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-1 Students who demonstrate understanding can: Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
Learning target : Students will be able to name and describe the three types of survivorship by completing an online assignment
1) Google classroom assignment
2) creating a graph for your species

HW : finish Google classroom questions due tomorrow
April 28
QFD: The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
Essential question of the Day : analyze the differences in density dependent and density independent factors that affect populations
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-1 Students who demonstrate understanding can: Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
Learning target : Students will analyze the differences in density dependent and density independent factors that affect populations by taking a quiz
1) quiz
2) website pg 3
3) place graph onto site

HW : finish pg 3 website
April 29
QFD: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ― J.K. Rowling,
Essential question of the Day : describe the two major sampling methods that ecologists use to determine population growth.
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-1 Students who demonstrate understanding can: Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
Learning target : Students will be able to describe the two major sampling methods that ecologists use to determine population growth by creating a web page for their species describing sampling methods
1) pg 4 -5 website
2) website due by Monday completed

HW : practice presenting your material for next weeks presentations

Posted by: mrborden | April 17, 2016

Week 13 population ecology

Week 13 Biology and Biology honors
April 18 2016
QFD: Plot is what happens in your story. Every story needs structure, just as every body needs a skeleton. It is how you ‘flesh out and clothe’ your structure that makes each story unique. Caroline Lawrence
Essential question of the Day : define the term population ecology and give 2 examples
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-2 Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.
Learning target : Students will be able to explain biodiversity and populations in an ecosystem by taking Cornell notes and creating a website
1) notes
2) website creation
3 ) extinct animals

HW : finish page one
April 19
QFD: Once you come up with a premise, you have to work out how it all happened. It’s a bit like coming up with a spectacular roof design first. Before you can get it up there, you need to build a solid foundation and supporting structure. Linwood Barclay
Essential question of the Day : define the three types of dispersion and give an example of each
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-2 Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.
Learning target : Students will be able to explain biodiversity and populations in an ecosystem by investigation of a species of an endangered animal and plant
1) population worksheet
2) page 2 of website see Google classroom last week

HW : finish handout
April 20
QFD: Major organizational changes create uncertainty. Irene Rosenfeld
Essential question of the Day :
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-2 Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.
Learning target : Students will be able to explain biodiversity and populations in an ecosystem by describing how ecologists sample populations
1) population questions
2) handout
3 ) website pg 3

HW : finish questions
April 21
QFD: The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving. Edwin Louis Cole
Essential question of the Day : Describe and Analyze the terms population dynamics and how to calculate the rate f change in a population
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-2 Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.
Learning target : Students will be able to explain biodiversity and populations in an ecosystem by creating and investing the number of the population involved with regard to their endangered species
1) survivorship types
2) rating and reading graphs
HW : finish graph on your endangered species
April 22
QFD: If you cut down a forest, it doesn’t matter how many sawmills you have if there are no more trees. Susan George
Essential question of the Day : give 3 examples of predation and compare th term to mutualism , and commensalism
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 2-2 Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.
Learning target : Students will be able to explain biodiversity and populations in an ecosystem by viewing a film on predation
1) film predation
2) types of interactions

HW : finish film questions

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