• Biology Lessons and Assignments. 

     All Lessons and Due Dates Subject to change based on Classroom needs.

    Week 1 Introductions and Science Inquiry August 19-23

     Bio Wk 1

    Standards Covered

    H.B.1: The student will use the science and engineering practices, including the processes and skills of scientific inquiry, to develop understandings of science content

    •H.B.1A.1 Ask questions to (1) generate hypotheses for scientific investigations, (2) refine models, explanations, or designs, or (3) extend the results of investigations or challenge scientific arguments or claim

    •H.B.1A.2 Develop, use, and refine models to (1) understand or represent phenomena, processes, and relationships, (2) test devices or solutions, or (3) communicate ideas to others.

    •H.B.1A.3 Plan and conduct controlled scientific investigations to answer questions, test hypotheses, and develop explanations: (1) formulate scientific questions and testable hypotheses based on credible scientific information, (2) identify materials, procedures, and variables, (3) use appropriate laboratory equipment, technology, and techniques to collect qualitative and quantitative data, and (4) record and represent data in an appropriate form. Use appropriate safety procedures.

    •H.B.1A.4 Analyze and interpret data from informational texts and data collected from investigations using a range of methods (such as tabulation, graphing, or statistical analysis) to (1) reveal patterns and construct meaning, (2) support or refute hypotheses, explanations, claims, or designs, or (3) evaluate the strength of conclusions.

     

    Assignments

     

    Student Inventory

    Student Syllabus and Rules

    Pre-Assessment

    Flinn Contract

     

    Week 2 Science Inquiry Continued 

     Bio Wk 2    Aug. 26th-30th

    Standards from Week 1 (same)

     

    Assignments

     

    Scientific Inquiry Samples and Scenarios-Ind. Vs. Dep. Variables

     

     

    Week 3-September 3rd from the 6th

      Bio Wk 3

     

     

    Standards Covered

     

    H.B.2: The student will demonstrate the understanding that the essential functions of life take place within cells or systems of cells.Show details

     

    H.B.2A.1 Construct explanations of how the structures of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids (including DNA and RNA) are related to their functions in organisms.

     

     

    H.B.2A.2 Plan and conduct investigations to determine how various environmental factors (including temperature and pH) affect enzyme activity and the rate of biochemical reactions.

     

     

    Assignments

     

     Week 4 ( Standards the same as Week 3) September 9/9-9/16

    Bio Week 4

     

     ASSIGNMENTS AND LESSONS

     

     

     ASSIGNMENTS AND LESSONS

     Week 5 ( Standards the same as Week 3) September

    Bio wk 5

     

     ASSIGNMENTS AND LESSONS

     Week 6 ( Standards the same as Week 3)Sept

    Week 6 Biology

     

     ASSIGNMENTS AND LESSONS

     Week 7 ( Standards the same as Week 3)  

    Standard- Develop and use models to explain how specialized structures within cells (including the nucleus, chromosomes, cytoskeleton, endoplasmic reticulum, ribosomes and Golgi complex) interact to produce, modify, and transport proteins. Models should compare and contrast how prokaryotic cells meet the same life needs as eukaryotic cells without similar structures.

     Bio Week 7

    ASSIGNMENTS AND LESSONS

     Week 8 ( Standards the same as Week 7) Oct

    Standard: Construct models to explain how the processes of cell division and cell differentiation produce and maintain complex multicellular organisms.

    Standard:Obtain information to contrast the structure of viruses with that of cells and to explain, in general, why viruses must use living cells to reproduce

    Bio Week 8

     

    Week 9 ( Standards the same as Week 7-until Wednesday) Oct

    Biology Week 9

    ASSIGNMENTS AND LESSONS

    Week 10 Oct 

     

     Develop and use models to exemplify how the cell membrane serves to maintain homeostasis of the cell through both active and passive transport processes

     
     Develop and use models to exemplify how the cell membrane serves to maintain homeostasis of the cell through both active and passive transport processes
     
     
     Ask scientific questions to define the problems that organisms face in maintaining homeostasis within different environments (including water of varying solute concentrations).
     
     
     Analyze and interpret data to explain the movement of molecules (including water) across a membrane.

    The student will demonstrate the understanding that the essential functions of life take place within cells or systems of cells.

     Bio Week 10

    Week 11 Oct 

     
     Develop and use models to exemplify how the cell membrane serves to maintain homeostasis of the cell through both active and passive transport processes
     
     
     Ask scientific questions to define the problems that organisms face in maintaining homeostasis within different environments (including water of varying solute concentrations).
     
     
     Analyze and interpret data to explain the movement of molecules (including water) across a membrane.

     Biology Week 11

    Week 12 Nov 

     
    Develop and use models to explain how chemical reactions among ATP, ADP, and inorganic phosphate act to transfer chemical energy within cells.
     
     
    Develop and revise models to describe how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.
     
     
    Construct scientific arguments to support claims that chemical elements in the sugar molecules produced by photosynthesis may interact with other elements to form amino acids, lipids, nucleic acids or other large organic molecules.

     Bio Week 12

    WEEK 13 Standards The same as Week 12 Nov

    Standards The Same as Week 12

     Week 13 Biology

    WEEK 14 Standards The same as Week 13 Nov 19-20

    Monday- Photosynthesis-Light Indepenedent Reactions WS 8.2

    Tuesday-Photosynthesis-Digging Deeper-Once Upon a Time Writing Activity Introduction

    Wed-Friday-Thanksgiving Break

     WEEK 15 Standards The same as Week 13 for Monday Nov 

     

    STANDARDS

    Develop models of the major inputs and outputs of cellular respiration (aerobic and anaerobic) to exemplify the chemical process in which the bonds of molecules are broken, the bonds of new compounds are formed and a net transfer of energy results.
     

    Plan and conduct scientific investigations or computer simulations to determine the relationship between variables that affect the processes of fermentation and/or cellular respiration in living organisms and interpret the data in terms of real-world phenomena.

     

    Week 16-Standards and Assignments-Assignments subject to change Dec 

     

    Construct models to explain how the processes of cell division and cell differentiation produce and maintain complex multicellular organisms.

    Develop and use models to exemplify the changes that occur in a cell during the cell cycle (including changes in cell size, chromosomes, cell membrane/cell wall, and the number of cells produced) and predict, based on the models, what might happen to a cell that does not progress through the cycle correctly.

    Construct explanations for how the cell cycle is monitored by check point systems and communicate possible consequences of the continued cycling of abnormal cells.

    Thursday-Cell Size "Why So Small?"- Math Activity

    Friday--Guided Notes-Cell Division

    Week 17-Standards-Same as Week 16 and Assignments -Assignments subject to change Dec 

     

    Week 18-Standards-Same as Week 16 and Assignments -Assignments subject to change Dec 

     

     Week 19-Standards-Same as Week 16 and Assignments -Assignments subject to change Jan 

     

     Week 20-Standards-Same as Week 16 and Assignments -Assignments subject to change Jan 

     Week 21-Standards--Assignments subject to change Jan 

     
    Develop and use models at different scales to explain the relationship between DNA, genes, and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits transferred from parent to offspring.

     

     Week 22-Standards-Same as Week 16 and Assignments -Assignments subject to change Jan 

     

    Week 23-Standards-Same as Week 16 and Assignments -Assignments subject to change Feb 

    Week 24-Standards-Same as Week 16 and Assignments -Assignments subject to change Feb

    Week 25-Standards-Same as Week 16 and Assignments -Assignments subject to change Feb Week 26-Standards-Same as Week 25 and Assignments -Assignments subject to change Feb Week 27-Standards-Same as Week 26 and Assignments -Assignments subject to change Mar

     

     

     

     

     

    Earth Science Lessons and Assignments

     

    Week 1 Introductions and Science Inquiry August 19-23

     ES Wk 1

    Standards Covered

    H.B.1: The student will use the science and engineering practices, including the processes and skills of scientific inquiry, to develop understandings of science content

    •H.B.1A.1 Ask questions to (1) generate hypotheses for scientific investigations, (2) refine models, explanations, or designs, or (3) extend the results of investigations or challenge scientific arguments or claim

    •H.B.1A.2 Develop, use, and refine models to (1) understand or represent phenomena, processes, and relationships, (2) test devices or solutions, or (3) communicate ideas to others.

    •H.B.1A.3 Plan and conduct controlled scientific investigations to answer questions, test hypotheses, and develop explanations: (1) formulate scientific questions and testable hypotheses based on credible scientific information, (2) identify materials, procedures, and variables, (3) use appropriate laboratory equipment, technology, and techniques to collect qualitative and quantitative data, and (4) record and represent data in an appropriate form. Use appropriate safety procedures.

     

    Assignments

     

    Student Inventory

    Student Syllabus and Rules

    Pre-Assessment

    Flinn Contract

     ES Wk 2   August 26th-30th

     

    Science Safety Quiz

    Identifying Variables

    Interactive Notebook 

    Earth Science Week 3   September 3rd-6th

    Standards Continued from Week 1

    Assignments

    Graphing Variables and Data

    Inroduction to Maps-Latitude and Longitude

    Map Features and Map Types

     

    Earth Science Wk 4  Sept 9/9/-9/16

    Latitude and Longitude

    Map Features and Map Types

    Topographic Maps 1-3

    Assessments

     

     

    ES Week 5 Sept 9/9/-9/16

    Latitude and Longitude

    Map Features and Map Types

    Topographic Maps -Building Topo Maps

    Assessment

    Galaxies

     
    H.E.2A.1 Construct explanations for how gravity and motion affect the formation and shapes of galaxies (including the Milky Way Galaxy).
     
     
    H.E.2A.2 Use the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram to classify stars and explain the life cycles of stars (including the Sun).
     
     
    H.E.2A.3 Construct explanations for how elements are formed using evidence from nuclear fusion occurring within stars and/or supernova explosions.
     
     
    H.E.2A.4 Construct and analyze scientific arguments to support claims about the origin of the universe (including the red shift of light from distant galaxies, the measured composition of stars and nonstellar gases, and the cosmic background radiation).
     
     
    H.E.2A.5 Obtain and evaluate information to describe how the use of x-ray, gamma-ray, radio, and visual (reflecting, refracting, and catadioptric) telescopes and computer modeling have increased the understanding of the universe.

     Earth Sci Week 6

    Week 7- Stellar Evolution, Life Cycles and Star Types

    Standards the same as week 6

    Earth Science Week 7

     

    H.E.2B.1 Analyze and interpret data to compare the properties of Earth and other planets (including composition, density, surface expression of tectonics, climate, and conditions necessary for life).
     
     
    H.E.2B.2 Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the properties and features of the moon to support claims that it is unique among other moons in the solar system in its effects on the planet it orbits.
     
     
    H.E.2B.3 Use mathematical and computational thinking to explain the motion of an orbiting object in the solar system.
     
     
    H.E.2B.4 Construct explanations for how the solar system was formed.

     

    Week 8-Standards ae the same as week 6 and 7 

    Earth Sci Wk 8

    Standards


    Week 9 Standards are the Same as Week 8

    Earth Science Week 9

     
    Week 10 Standards are the Same as Week 8

    Earth Sci Wk 10

     
    H.E.3A.1 Analyze and interpret data to explain the differentiation of Earth’s internal structure using (1) the production of internal heat from the radioactive decay of unstable isotopes, (2) gravitational energy, (3) data from seismic waves, and (4) Earth’s magnetic field.
     
     
    H.E.3A.2 Analyze and interpret data from ocean topography, correlation of rock assemblages, the fossil record, the role of convection current, and the action at plate boundaries to explain the theory of plate tectonics.
     

     

     ES Week 11

     

     
    H.E.3A.1 Analyze and interpret data to explain the differentiation of Earth’s internal structure using (1) the production of internal heat from the radioactive decay of unstable isotopes, (2) gravitational energy, (3) data from seismic waves, and (4) Earth’s magnetic field.
     
    H.E.3A.2 Analyze and interpret data from ocean topography, correlation of rock assemblages, the fossil record, the role of convection current, and the action at plate boundaries to explain the theory of plate tectonics.

     Earth Science Week 12

     Standards The Same as Week 12

    Earth Science Week 13

     

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