11/5 - EQ: Describe the process of soil formation and the soil horizons
A: Review Soil Powerpoint information
H: Soil Powerpoint slides, Weathering, Erosion, Rocks & Rock Cycle Study Guide Answers; Soil Study Guide Answers
HW: Review study guide answer sheets and come prepared to ask questions about any information you are unclear of
11/6 - EQ: Describe several soil conservation and soil stewardship techniques used by farmers.
A: Continue to review Soil Powerpoint information; form teams and plan out which soil conservation techniques you will model in tomorrow's soil erosion activity
HW: bring in your soil conservation materials; study for Friday's test
11/7 - EQ: Describe several soil conservation and soil stewardship techniques used by farmers
A: With your team, use the supplies you brought in to model soil conservation techniques in a soil erosion simulation
HW: Study for Friday's test
11/8 - EQ: How well prepared are you for tomorrow's test?
A: Rocks and soil Jeopardy
HW: Study for tomorrow's test
11/9 - EQ: How well did you master the information in our Rocks and Soil unit?
HW: Enjoy your Veteran's Day weekend!
11/13 - Student Support Presentation on Bullying by Ms. Chiles
11/14 - EQ: Name the parts of a plant and describe their functions
A: BrainPOP- Seed Plants, Use devices with partners to identify plant parts and functions; discuss ways to remember this vocabulary
H: Plant parts graphic organizer
PC: none except signed report cards from Core 1
HW: Choose a memory tool and use it to study plant vocabulary tonight. Bring memory tool in and be prepared to demonstrate it tomorrow.
11/15 - EQ: Name the parts of a flower and describe their functions
A: Amoeba Sister video clip (Plant Reproduction in Angiosperms), Flower Part notes, YouTube Parts of a Flower rap
H: flower parts graphic organizer
PC: none, except signed report cards from Core 1
HW: Study plant parts vocabulary for tomorrow's quiz; bring plant part memory tool in and be prepared to demonstrate it tomorrow.
11/16 - EQ: Describe the steps of pollination and fertilization
A: Plant parts vocabulary quiz, pollination notes, Plant Reproduction steps activity
H: Plant Reproduction-pollination and fertilization
PC: today's quiz. Please note, today's class ran late and I was unable to collect the memory tools today
H: attach your Plant Reproduction step strips in your notebook, in the correct order, Bring your memory tools to turn in on Monday
11/26 - EQ: Explain how water, nutrients, and glucose move up and down inside the plant
A: Celery Activity
H: CDPTEV graded tests, parts of a plant graded quiz
H: Core 4 only-draw a picture, in color, of the lab set-up you created today
11/27 - EQ: Describe the steps of pollination and fertilization; Describe how water gets from the roots to the leaves in a plant
A. Class Q & A about pollination, fertilization, stomata, photosynthesis, finish celery activity
H: Plant Test Study Guide
H: finish celery activity write up (colored picture of 1st day's work, written description of 1st day's work, hypothesis, colored picture of today's observation, written explanation about today's observations
12/3 - With Substitute- EQ: Describe the difference between photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Be sure to include their chemical equations.
A: photosynthesis/respiration video, photosynthesis/respiration cut and paste graphic organizer
H: photosynthesis/respiration cut and paste graphic organizer parts
PC: Flower Dissection lab
H: start working on the plant test study guide-answering the ones we've gone over in class; study for your weathering, erosion, rocks, rock cycle, and soil retest, if you're going to take that
12/4 - EQ: Describe photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and transpiration
A: review photosynthesis/respiration cut and paste answers, finish photosynthesis/respiration/transpiration Cornell notes, chemical formula exercise with some classes
H: start studying for next week's plant test
12/5 - EQ: Describe the processes of photosynthesis and respiration
A: create foldable
H: foldable papers
PC: none (except Core 4-today's warm-up)
H: work on study guide that is due Monday. You should be able to answer all but the last 6 questions by now.
12/6 - EQ: Describe the types of tropisms
A: video clips, class discussion about tropisms, stimulus, positive tropism, negative tropism, phototropism, gravitropism, geotropism, heliotropism
H: work on study guide that is due Monday. Study for next Wednesday's test
12/7 - EQ: Describe the types of tropisms; How do plants defend themselves?
A: video clips, class discussions about hydrotropism, thigmotropism; group notes from Plant Defense article
H: Plant Defense article but this was collected at the end of class
H: finish study guide (due Monday) and study for Wednesday's plant unit test
12/10 - snow day
12/11 - snow day
12/12 - EQ: How well prepared are you for the plant test
A: review test, retest, and paperwork due dates; group work review of properties and equations for photosynthesis and respiration
H: Plant test study guide answers
PC: students' study guide answers
H: Study for Tuesday's plant unit test