This week we will be working with “Mendel’s Magic Ratio” by looking at our smiley faces and the fruit flies. We will wrap up genetics and heredity with a look at pedigrees.
Up next-Darwin and his ideas
BIG IDEAS FOR THE WEEK:
When two heterozygous parents are crossed, the resulting offspring show the dominant trait three times more than the recessive trait.
What traits are advantageous to the continuation of a species? We will investigate.
This week we start to exploring Unit 6-Reproduction, Genetics, and Heredity
Reproduction-Asexual vs. Sexual
for a good summary of mitosis vs. meiosis Click here
Genetics-the study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics
BIG IDEAS OF THE WEEK
The purpose of reproduction is to continue a species.
Asexual reproduction results in exact copies of the parents.
Sexual reproduction introduces variation into a species. The variations are called
traits and they are expressed on your chromosomes as your genotype. The traits are expressed as your
phenotype. Gregor Mendel was an Austrian monk that studied the variation of pea plants.
Punnet Square is useful in determining genotype and later phenotype.
This week we transition from Earth Science to Life Science.
Monday-Geologic Time Summative
Tuesday-Vocabulary BINGO cards needed for review
Wednesday-Post-test for Earth Science Vocabulary
Thursday-Introduction to Drosophila Melanogaster
Friday-Life Science Introduction and vocabulary
Snow Day-round 2-the Weekly agenda has been updated in Google classroom
Vocabulary quiz will be Thursday of this week, the Geologic Time summative will be next Monday, and the summative over Earth Science vocabulary will be the next Wednesday.
Absolute Dating/Radiometric Dating
Quiz and Summative Prep
Geologic Time vocabulary quiz is on Thursday-go to
to prepare. Quizlet
What should you study for the Geologic Time summative on Monday?
Text Book Pages-110 to 116, 117 to 121, 123 to 125, 127 to 129 and 138-141.
All activities and posted answer keys (when applicable):
Geologic Time webquest
Geologic Ticker Tape Timeline
Relative Time Activity and Practice
Absolute and Radiometric Dating Activity
Next Wednesday will be our summative over Earth Science vocabulary. You will have BINGO cards to work on all week and you can use Quizlet or your vocabulary cards to prepare.
This Week’s Topics
Fossil Evidence for Climate Change
This week we will do an activity using leaf fossils to look back in time at climate change. Click on the video below for the introduction to the ideas we will be studying.
Now an introduction to the activity…click on the image.
Follow up video:
Big ideas for the week:
The geologic processes that have shaped our planet in the past are still at work today.
Rocks are organized in layers, much like layers of dirty clothes in a clothes hamper.
Relative dating of rocks tells us which rocks are older and which are younger.
Quarter 3-Week 3
Big, bright ideas for the week:
The earth has been around for a long time!
For a lot of that time, the earth was forming into a planet that could sustain life.
Early life forms were single-celled.
There have been a few mass extinctions that have wiped out large numbers of living things.
We know about life before us by looking at fossils and the record left in rocks.
Humans have been around for a short period of Earth’s history, but we use the clues left behind to see how the earth has changed and how we fit.
Representations of Geologic Time:
Welcome to the 2nd week of the 3rd quarter!
We will continue our study of erosion and deposition.
See the weekly agenda in Google Classroom for daily activities and assignments.
Check out the Google Calendar in the menu bar for posts about upcoming assessments.
Big Ideas for the week:
You should be able to discuss how erosion and deposition in moving water work together to change the features of the earth.
You should be able to identify erosion, deposition, a point bar, a cut bank, a meander, and a delta within the stream tables.
We will have an assessment on Thursday and move on to our final unit of Earth Science-Geologic Time, later in the week.
FRIDAY-in the library, with headphones
Click on the image to enter the web quest on geologic time:
Link for make-up quizzes for Mr. Rellinger:
Welcome back to a new year and a new semester.
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.
This Week in Science:
Monday-Weathering/Scientific Method Summative; begin Science World assignment
Tuesday-Enter summative in Google Forms; finish Science World assignment
Wednesday-Christmas Carol Field Trip
Thursday-Notebook Check; most missed questions discussion; something crafty
Friday-Assembly Schedule; Variables Activity (please bring colored pencils); Fat Boy Chronicles movie during assembly time
See Google Classroom for daily posts and attachments.
Have a wonderful and relaxing break, see you in 2017!
Practice Kahoot’s for Monday’s test:
Study for Monday’s test
Notebook check on Thursday
We will be covering notes on Erosion and Deposition. See Google Classroom for posts related to these two days.
On the off chance we should have a snow day…
Be sure you take everything home to be prepared.
All class assignments will be adjusted by one day.
Vocabulary quiz on Friday 12/9
Summative test on Monday 12/12
Notebook Check on Thursday 12/15
Last day of the quarter/semester is 12/16
3 days on Weathering Inquiry Labs
Did you choose mechanical or chemical weathering?
What is your independent variable? Dependent variable?
Is your procedure specific enough? How will you present your data?
What conclusions can you draw from your experiment?
See the guide for Analyzing and Interpreting results on the Weathering Inquiry Investigation.
Discussion of Weathering (surface area, mechanical weathering, and chemical)
Review of the scientific method
Inquiry lab introduction-Do you want to investigate mechanical weathering or chemical weathering? Your choice!
Review-never too early to start
Work to complete Temperature and Chemical Weathering Lab
Complete both the mechanical weathering and chemical weathering labs.