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.

Agenda

  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.

Homework

  • 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)

Thursday April 30th

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Target Learning Objective: Students will be able to provide evidence of the Theory of Natural Selection.

Agenda

  1. Watch Assignment instructions here.
    1. Due Thursday 4/30 by 9PM: Check Into Google Hangout and Respond to Prompt
    2. Due Tuesday 5/5 at 8AM: Watch Ms. Chu’s Google Presentation on Principles of Natural Selection. Then provide evidence of the Principles of Natural Selection from your own environment. Assignment posted in Google Classroom.
    3. Due Tuesday 5/5 at 8AM: Watch Ms. Chu’s Google Presentation on One Pager. Then complete a One Pager for your unit assessment. Assignment posted in Google Classroom.

Homework

  • Everything above should be completed at home!

Extension: Ongoing Extra Credit

Tuesday April 28th

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Target Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain the process of natural selection in a populations of rock pocket mouse in the lava rock outcroppings of New Mexico.

Agenda

  1. Watch Assignment instructions here.
    1. Due Tuesday 4/28th by start of class: Join your Class Period Google Live Meet. See Google Classroom for link to the Google Meet.
    2. Due Thursday 4/30 at 8AM: Watch EdPuzzle Rock Pocket Mouse. Assignment posted in Google Classroom.
    3. Due Thursday 4/30 at 8AM: TOC #153: Complete Post Video Rock Pocket Mouse questions on TOC #153 in complete sentences. Assignment posted in Google Classroom.
      1. Video Tutorial on questions, graphs, and answers here.

Homework

  • Everything above should be completed at home!

Extension: Ongoing Extra Credit

Thursday April 23rd

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Target Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain the process of natural selection in a population of medium ground finches on the Galapagos Island of Daphne Major.

Agenda

  1. Watch Assignment instructions here.
    1. Due Today Thursday 4/23 by 9PM: Check Into Google Hangout and Respond to Prompt
    2. Due Thursday 4/28 at 8AM: Watch EdPuzzle Beak of the Finch. Assignment posted in Google Classroom.
    3. Due Thursday 4/28 at 8AM: TOC #152: Complete Post Video Beak of the Finch questions on TOC #152 in complete sentences. Assignment posted in Google Classroom.

Homework

  • Everything above should be completed at home!

Extension: Ongoing Extra Credit

Tuesday April 21st

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Target Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain the process of natural selection.

Agenda

  1. Watch Assignment instructions here.
    1. Due Tuesday 4/21 by start of class: Join your Class Period Google Live Meet. See Google Classroom for link to the Google Meet.
    2. Due Thursday 4/23 at 8AM: Watch EdPuzzle #1:Stated Clearly Natural Selection link on Google Classroom
    3. Due Thursday 4/23 at 8AM: Watch EdPuzzle #2 Bozeman Science Natural Selection
    4. Due Thursday 4/23 at 8AM: Watch EdPuzzle #3 Bozeman Science Adaptation

Homework

  • Everything above should be completed at home!

Extension: Ongoing Extra Credit

Thursday April 16th

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Target Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain the phylogeny of corona viruses.

Agenda

  1. Watch Assignment instructions here.
    1. Due Today 4/16 by 9PM: Join your Class Period Google Hangout and answer the Check-In question of the day. See Google Classroom for link to the Google Hangout.
    2. Due Tuesday 4/21 at 8AM: Watch EdPuzzle Nova Evolution 101 link on Google Classroom
    3. Due Tuesday 4/21 at 8AM: Watch EdPuzzle Nova Training Trees link on Google Classroom
    4. Due Tuesday 4/21 at 8AM: TOC #150 Evolution of Corona Virus Article and TOC #150

Homework

  • Everything above should be completed at home!

Extension: Ongoing Extra Credit

Monday April 13th

  • Welcome back from Spring Break!
  • Tomorrow’s virtual class meeting with be hosted on Google Meet. You can find your Meet link in Google Classroom by looking up above right under the class name. Each period has a different Meet link. You are only able to join from your school Google account. Attendance will be taken. If you are unable to attend your class time, send me a Remind for the link to other class times. For this meet only, beginning meeting times for each period are as follows:
  • 1º 10:00 AM
  • 2º 10:45 AM
  • 3º 12:00 PM
  • 4º 1:00 PM
  • Click here to access Ms. Chu’s Virtual Class Meeting Schedule

Target Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain how to construct a cladogram to demonstrate evolutionary relatedness.

Agenda

  1. Watch Assignment instructions here.
  2. Due Thursday 4/14 at 8AM: Watch EdPuzzle Evolutionary Trees link on Google Classroom
  3. Due Thursday 4/14 at 8AM: Watch EdPuzzle Where Do Viruses Come From link on Google Classroom

Homework

  • Everything above should be completed at home!

Extension: Extra Credit Due Monday 4/13/20.

Scientists have recently discovered that in some organisms, including humans, paternal mitochondrial DNA can be passed on to offspring. Read this article and GIST it. Then share your GIST document with Ms. Chu for extra credit.

Thursday April 2nd

  • Why are schools closing all around the world? Earn extra credit by completing this assignment and share with me. Due when we return to school…but you can turn it in anytime before.
  • Click here for a PDF version of the entire online textbook Unit 4: Evolution

Target Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain how the patterns of DNA and other biomolecules support the claim that living things share a common ancestor.

Agenda

  1. Watch Assignment instructions here.
  2. Due Monday 4/13: HMH Assignment #9: Lesson 2.2 Molecular and Genetic Evidence (pgs. 216-219) Submit online via HMH
  3. Due Monday 4/13: TOC #151: Cornell Notes on HMH Assignment #9 and include a summary. Submit via Google Classroom
  4. Due Monday 4/13: TOC #148: Vocabulary Foldable using the following words & 4+colors. Submit online via Google Classroom.
    1. Vocabulary words (click on each word for additional background information):
      1. evolution
      2. homologous structures
      3. analogous structures
      4. vestigial structures
      5. Hox genes

Homework

  • Everything above should be completed at home!

Extension: Extra Credit Due Monday 4/13/20.

Scientists have recently discovered that in some organisms, including humans, paternal mitochondrial DNA can be passed on to offspring. Read this article and GIST it. Then share your GIST document with Ms. Chu for extra credit.

Tuesday March 31st

  • Why are schools closing all around the world? Earn extra credit by completing this assignment and share with me. Due when we return to school…but you can turn it in anytime before.
  • Click here for a PDF version of the entire online textbook Unit 4: Evolution

Target Learning Objective: Students will be able to describe how developmental similarities and anatomical evidence support common ancestry and evolutionary relationships among different species.

Agenda

  1. Watch Assignment instructions here.
  2. Due Thursday 4/2: HMH Assignment #7: Lesson 2 Lines of Evidence for Evolution. Submit online via HMH
    1. Preview the assignment here first, then go online to complete and submit
    1. this is pg. 211 of physical textbook
  3. Due Thursday 4/2: HMH Assignment #8: Lesson 2.1 Developmental and Anatomical Evidence. Submit online via HMH
    1. Preview the assignment here first, then go online to complete and submit
    2. this is pgs. 212-215 of physical textbook
  4. Due Thursday 4/2: TOC #149: Cornell Notes on HMH Assignment #8 Reading. Submit via Google Classroom

Homework

  • Everything above should be completed at home!

Extension: None.

None.

Monday March 30th

  • Why are schools closing all around the world? Earn extra credit by completing this assignment and share with me. Due when we return to school…but you can turn it in anytime before.
  • Click here for a PDF version of the entire online textbook Unit 4: Evolution

Target Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain What is evolution and what is the evidence for evolution.

Agenda

  1. Watch Assignment instructions here.
  2. Due Tuesday 3/31: Watch an EdPuzzle Video and answer embedded questions as you go. See Video and turn in via Google Classroom.

Homework

  • Everything above should be completed at home!

Extension: None.

None.