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					     Mrs. Cox
    Room E-2
Honors Biology
Due Dates
  Signed safety contract & syllabus by
   Friday 8/20/10
  Safety Quiz - Friday 8/20/10
  Portfolio front cover completion - by
   Monday 8/23/10 - bring additional
   supplies
                                   8/17 -
                                  8/18/10
 Composition book format (handout)
 Course information, rules, syllabus, safety


            BIOGLYPH ACTIVITY
   Complete Bioglyph (hand-out)
   name on the back
   Complete pre-lab questions
   Develop 5 questions to ask classmates
What is Biology?
                                         Thurs.
                                         8/19/10
   1. Students will make a Collage with the
        theme …“BIOLOGY IS??”
        81/2” x 11” paper
   2. Minimum of 12 pictures - nothing
       inappropriate..no weapons, drugs,
       Including alcohol, nudity, etc.
   3. You must cover the ENTIRE page with
       pictures/title
   4. You must have the words: BIOLOGY IS..
       on the paper. Must cover all white on the
       page.
   Homework: Complete collage
                                       Thurs.
                                       8/19/10
                    AGENDA
 Safety posters: 20 -30 minutes
  Approximately one minute each

 Safety Skits/presentations: 15 minutes
 Quiz tomorrow
       SAFETY POSTERS
 Students will make safety posters to
  illustrate the rules in the lab/classroom.

 Students will work with a partner to make
 a safety poster that illustrates a rule(s)
 from the student safety contract.
Directions
  Divide your paper in half (11” x 14”). One
  side of the paper should be the correct
  safety procedure, the other side an
  incorrect procedure.

  Students will be asked to present their
   information and posters with a brief skit
   or lesson –approximately one minute
 ASSIGNED SAFETY QUESTIONS
 Safety contract Questions: 5, 7, (9
 & 10), (13,27), 28, 16, 21, 23, (25
 & 26), 29, 31, (32 & 33), 34, 37,
 41, 44, 48, 50

 Safety Quiz- Friday 8/20/10
             Monday 8/23/10
 portfolio cover
 Set-up portfolio/tabs
 Prefix and suffix assignment (Due 8/30)
  Quiz – 9/1/10
 Homework: download Biology standards
Locating Biology State Standards
 Go to: http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/
 Scroll down to science
 Grades 9 – 12
 Locate the biology section pages (51 – 57)
 Select and print ONLY those pages
             Tuesday
             8/24/10




What makes a good
      observation?
All experiments start
        with?
    Observation Activity
   1.    What is in the container? 2. How do you
    know (be specific)?
   3.    Are they real? 4. How do you know?
   5.    Are they different flavors? 6. How would
    you know?
   7.    Do they have an odor? 8. How would
    you know?
   9.    Do they make noise? Really? 10. How do
    you know?
   11.   How many are in the container?
   12.    How would you verify your answer?
   13.    How did you determine your answers?
   14.    Why is this important to scientific
    investigation?
Conclusion
  *Develop a problem/purpose and a
  hypothesis you could use to find out more
  information about the “materials” in the
  container.

 *Infer/Inference: to conclude by reasoning
  How does inference impact the way you
   perceive experiences in life?
            Warm-up
 Define:                          Wednesday
                                    8/25/10
1. Scientific Method
2. Hypothesis
3. Controlled Experiment
4. Experimental group
5. Variable: independent &
   dependent
 Why is a Variable important
  to scientific experimentation?
Activity: SIMPSONS
                        Thursday
                         8/26/10


Activity: Write the steps of the
scientific method from first
step to last step of an
experiment.
Scientific Method
     Observation
     Problem/purpose
     Hypothesis
     Materials
     Procedure
     Data & observations
     Discussion ( questions)
     Conclusion
     Retest
Thursday 8/26/10 Continued…

    CONSUMER LAB
      •Lab format
       •Directions
         •Safety
    •Groups of three
      Thursday 8/26/10 & Friday 8/27/10
 Lab report format -
 Scientific Method Lab -
          Testing Consumer products
               Lab handout
              Groups of three
 Complete ALL work in your composition book
          Friday 8/27/10
 Prefix and suffix assignment due Mon. 8/30
 Quiz: Wed 9/1/10- prefix/suffix, scientific method
                                        Friday
                                       8/27/10

        Graphing Lab Directions
 Students will work in groups of three to
  complete a graphing - graph analysis lab.
  The lab will begin on Wednesday 9/1/10
 Each group must collect data on three
 different characteristics/habits/schedules,
 etc. of high school students
         Data Examples - Due
 Height - 11 grade boys
 Eye color - 10th grade students
 Favorite movie (given three choices)
 Time they wake up on a Saturday (give
  choices to the nearest hour)
 Etc.
 YOU MUST HAVE DATA ON 50
  STUDENTS FOR EACH OF THE THREE
 CATEGORIES
Tuesday 8/31/10
 Metric system:
  Handouts: Common metric units
  1. Dimensional Analysis
  2. Stair method - metric conversions
 Practice problems
 Practice Packet: Metric mania (due
  Wednesday 9/1/10)
STAIR METHOD – METRIC CONVERSIONS
 Kids (kilo)
 Have (hecto)
 Dropped (deka)
 Over (base units – meter, liter, gram)
 Dead (deci)
 Converting (centi)
 Metrics (milli)
KIL0                   STAIR METHOD
                    METRIC CONVERSIONS
  HECTO


          DEKA

                 BASE

                        DECI


                               CENTI

                                       MILLI
Graphing Thursday & Friday 9/2/10 – 9/3/10
            Line graph
            Bar graph
            Histogram
            Pie Chart
            Double line


 Activity: Graphing lab/ use student data
         TUESDAY 9/7/10

 Warm-up: Identify the levels of
 organization from least complex to
 most complex (increases in
 complexity)
             Levels of Organization
 Molecule
 Cell
 Tissue
 Organ
 Organ system
 Organism
 Population
 Community
 Ecosystem
REVIEW DAY
9/7/10
 REVIEW GAME
 QUESTIONS


 CHAPTER TEST TOMORROW 1.1 – 1.3,
  Introduction, labs, metric system, safety

				
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