We have switched our focus to physics, our final unit of the year.
You should be working to learn the 36 new vocabulary words. There are no assignments related to the words, but we will have quizzes and the words will be used in class. The more familiar you become with them, the better. (See class resources in the menu bar for the Quizlet link)
BREAKING NEWS-due to the unexpected day off, our schedule for the week will be pushed one day. Rock Pocket Mouse should be done and ready to discuss on Friday. Bring devices for KAHOOT. Test will be Tuesday and notebook check on Wednesday.
This week’s focus is on Darwin and the ideas of Natural Selection.
We have a busy week with a vocab/notecard check, vocabulary quiz, Rock Pocket Mouse activity, and a Life Science Summative.
During this four day week, we will continue to investigate heredity and genetics with some in class activities. We are also eagerly awaiting the arrival of the F2 generation of Drosophila Melanogaster.
Our big ideas for the week are:
Focusing on using the vocabulary for genetics and heredity
Monohybrid genetic crosses (P1 through F2)
Seeing the importance of the genetic variation that is a result of meiosis and fertilization (sexual reproduction)
We are changing how posts are done on the website.
From this point forward a general post with the main ideas of the week will post on Monday mornings. The specifics of each day, including copies of notes, keys, and assessments will be posted in Google Classroom.
The website will still have all reference material and any sites that we use attached, but a streamlining of procedures was necessary for time management purposes.
The Big Ideas in science this week:
Erosion is the movement of weathered sediments and particles.
Deposition is the putting down of the eroded materials in a new location
Without erosion, there is no deposition.
How did the variables of volume or slope influence the size of the delta that was created in the stream table?
We will be using an app called LAPSE IT to do some time-lapse videotaping of our stream table investigation. During the investigation you will relate the size of the delta from day 1 to the size of the delta on day 2, after changing either the slope of the stream table or the volume of water in your “stream.”
You will work to make observations, gather data, and draw conclusions.