Tuesday May 5th

  • Happy Cinco de Mayo!
  • Click here to access Ms. Chu’s Virtual Class Meeting Schedule and all links to access Tuesdays Google Live Meets and Thursdays Google Hangout Check In
  • We are starting a new unit this week: Growth and Development
    • For this unit, our anchoring question is: In this time of Corona virus, How does stress impact the teenage body and body systems?
  • For this unit we have 3 learning goals:
    • A. Use a model to illustrate the role of cellular division (mitosis) and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms.
    • B. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.
    • C. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.

Target Learning Objective: Students will be able to define common vocabulary terms used in discussing biological growth and development.


  1. Watch Assignment instructions here.
    1. Due Tuesday 5/5 by start of class: Join your Class Period Google Live Meet. See Google Classroom for link to the Google Meet.
    2. Due Thursday 5/7 at 8AM: Complete Google Survey. Assignment posted in Google Classroom.
    3. Due Thursday 5/7 at 8AM: TOC #155 Vocabulary Foldable: Growth and Development. Vocabulary words posted in Google Classroom. Use the online HMH textbook or this PDF copy of Unit 7 for definitions and resources. *Note that the online textbook does not contain page numbers.


  • Everything above should be completed at home!

Extension: Ongoing Extra Credit

  • Buck Institute Video Sessions: Register and Attend a live session and submit a question or watch it later and complete a write up about the session
  • Breakthrough Junior Challenge: Enter this challenge and create and share your video entry. You could win $250,000
  • EdPuzzle: Think Like a Scientist–Natural Selection in an Outbreak | HHMI BioInteractive (Log into EdPuzzle with your TAM Google account to see the extra credit)
  • EdPuzzle: Natural Selection: Sexual Selection- An Illustrated Introduction (Log into EdPuzzle with your TAM Google account to see the extra credit)