Click on the date for a copy of the SMARTBoard for that day. The SMARTBoard includes the daily objective, homework assignment, Do Now, activities and any notes posted that day
Tuesday, June 12: Incomplete Dominance; Quiz Review
Monday, June 11: Complete dominance review, incomplete dominance play if you are solid on complete
Friday, June 8: Punnett Square Practice--Still Mendelian
Thursday, June 7: Genetics Vocabulary, Punnett Squares, and Good Bye, Froggies
Wednesday, June 6: Predicting Inheritance: Punnett Squares
Tuesday, June 5: Baby Pictures to help with homework questions NOTE: Student faces have been blocked on these photos for privacy
Tuesday, June 5: Meet the Babies!
Monday, June 4: Baby's Genes!
Friday, June 1: Build An Animal
Thursday, May 31: Build an Animal Intro!
Wednesday, May 30: Matter of Control
Tuesday, May 29 Inheritance of Traits
Monday, May 21: Gallery Walk Prep
Friday, May 18: Final Assembly!
Thursday, May 17: Disease Day 2: Effects on the Body, Treatments
Wednesday, May 16: This is the Disease
Tuesday, May 15: Your Body System's Job(s)
Monday, May 14: Introducing Your Body System!
Monday, May 7: Cell Parts/Body Systems Structure and Function
Friday, May 4: PARCC ELA Unit 2
Thursday, May 3: PARCC ELA Unit 1
Wednesday, May 2: PARCC Delayed
Tuesday, May 1: Cell Structure and Function Quiz-Cellular Respiration Explore 3
Monday, April 30: Cell Parts/Jobs Review, Cellular Respiration
Friday, April 27: Cell Parts and What Each Does QUIZ TUESDAY, cell parts and their jobs.
Thursday, April 26: Cell Parts and What They Do
Wednesday, April 25: Cell Parts and What They Do!
Tuesday, April 24: Cells Pretest!
Monday, April 23: Gallery Walk, Everyone!
Friday, April 20: Gallery Walk 1/P7 Finish Build
Thursday, April 19: Final Project Build Day
Wednesday, April 18: Project Build Day 1
Tuesday, April 17: Lynx Eats Hare Graphs and Questions
Monday, April 16: Lynx Eats Hare and Other Adaptations
Friday, April 13: Lynx Eats Hare with Sample Game
Thursday, April 12: Relationships Among Organisms
Wednesday, April 11: Energy Pyramids
Tuesday, April 10: Flow of Energy: Food Chains, Food Webs, Energy Pyramids
Monday, April 9: Abiotic Factors--Temperature and Rainfall
Friday, April 6: Food Chain Quiz; Why is food important?
Thursday, April 5: Food Chains and Photosynthesis QUIZ TOMORROW!
Wednesday, April 4: Energy Flow in Ecosystems (Especially your organism's ecosystem)
Tuesday, March 3: Go to Google Classroom and see the "Energy in Ecosystems 4.3.18" assignment for all details.
Monday, March 26: What Fun! A Snow Make-Up Day and a Work Make-Up Day! (See you after Spring Break!)
Friday, March 23: Day in My African Organism's Life: Name, Range, Temp, Rainfall Periods 1 and 2 only.
Thursday, March 22: Intro to A Day in Your Organism's Life-Biotic and Abiotic Factors
Wednesday, March 21: Snow, eventually
Tuesday, March 20: Energy in Ecosystems Pretest.African Organism Organization
Monday, March 19: Plant Quiz.Your Organism
Friday, March 16: Photosynthesis Wrap Up
Thursday, March 15: Photosynthesis, Start to Finish! NOTE: Two separate Boards: First is for Periods 1/2, second set is for Periods 4, 5, 6.
Wednesday, March 14: Photosynthesis, Hands-On! HINT: Quiz Friday!
Tuesday, March 13: Testing Your Photosynthesis Model
Monday, March 12: Photosynthesis Practice
Friday, March 9: Plants, Photosynthesis Models, and More
(Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8: SNOW DAYS)
Tuesday, March 6: Plant Structures and Functions
Monday, March 5: Importance of Plants; Scientific Models
Thursday, March 1: Evolution Test, Natural Selection Problem. Why are plants important? search
Wednesday, February 28: Evolution Test, Part 1
Tuesday, February 27: Natural Selection Problems, Fossil Record
Monday, February 26: Natural Selection Problems These model one of the proiblems on this weeks test.
Friday, February 23: Change Over Time Padlet Review Be sure to look at your class's Padlet and see who has given you some help with answers!
Thursday, February 22: Artificial Selection NOTE: Evolution test moved to Wednesday, February 28 and Thursday, March 1.
Wednesday, February 21: Evidence of Evolution: Note: Aladdin Cast and Crew Members: Homework due Friday, February 23. Have a good rehearsal!
Tuesday, February 20: Bacteria, cockroaches, oh my!
Thursday, February 15: Change Over Time, X-word
Wednesday, February 14: Changes in the Environment Flash Card Start
Tuesday, February 13: Quiz Checking and Climate Change: Find everything you can in your notes about the fossil record and how you know the age of a fossil.
Monday, February 12: ClimateChange and Polar Bears NOTE: Evolution Test Friday, February 23!
Friday, February 9: Natural Selection Quiz
Thursday, February 8: Expl 1 How Organisms Survive When the Environment Changes --QUIZ TOMORROW!
Wednesday, February 7: Natural Selection X-Word and Flash Cards
Tuesday, February 6: Natural Selection Vocabulary Day NOTE: Quiz coming up this Friday!
Monday, February 5: Integrating Peer Feedback
Friday, February 2: Peer Evaluation of Natural Selection Models
Thursday, February 1: Natural Section Models 1.0
Wednesday, January 31: Player Directions
Tuesday, January 30: Model Build 1.0
Monday, January 29: How to Model Natural Selection
Friday, January 26: Darwin and Wallace--Two Great Minds
Thursday, January 25: Darwin and Natural Selection
Wednesday, January 24: Natural Selection and Adaptations Quiz/Darwin and Natural Selection
Tuesday, January 23: Adaptation Stations Review
Monday, January 22: Galapagos and Adaptations
Friday, January 19: Adaptations and Survival
Thursday, January 18: ELA/Science DBQ
Wednesday, January 17 (Delayed Opening): Homologies
Tuesday, January 16: Cladogram and Other Models
Friday, January 12: Adaptations: Explore 2: All instructions for Friday, January 12 are on the Google Document Evolution 1.12.18 Student Instructions.
Work hard, get your required assignments done then enjoy some of the optional excursions.
Thursday, January 11: Adaptations,:Engage,Explore 1
Wednesday, January 10: Mutations, Adaptations, Evolution
Tuesday, January 9: Rock Pocket Mice--Why the color change?
Monday, January 8: Variables, Graphs, and Rock Pocket Mice (Oh, My!)
Friday (Well, at least half of it) January 5: Homologies, Cladograms, and Graph Review
Wednesday, January 3, 2018: Cladogram Review
Friday, December 22: Rudolph and other important issues.
If scientists wrote the Christmas carols . . . (has a bit about Rudolph. Spoiler alert.)
Thursday, December 21: Rock Pocket Mice--Meet the Scientists
Wednesday, December 20: Rock Pocket Mouse: What Happened?
Student Materials for Rock Pocket Mouse Activity. Complete first page for 12/20/17.
Tuesday, December 19: Evolution/Change Over Time Quiz
Monday, December 18: Cladogram: Skeletal Structures
Friday, December 15: Cladogram: Skeletal Structures, Part 1
Thursday, December 14: Fossils: Relative Age vs. Absolute Age of rocks
Wednesday, December 13: Change Over Time Review
Tuesday, December 12: Cladograms Done
Note: Analysis and Conclusions questions for Baggie Cladistics located on the last page of Tuesday's SMARTBoard.
Analysis and Conclusion questions for Ammonite Fossil Cladogram activity: Google Classroom, click "Cladogram Ammonite" document, then click on the title to go to the activity in Discovery Techbook.
Monday, December 12: Organizing Fossils for your cladogram
Ammonite Fossil Images Handout
Environmental Changes Activity, Explore 3
Friday, December 8: Fossils and Evidence for Evolution, Explore 3 notes (.txt file. This does not look the same, but it has the same information and the .txt file extension should work on all platforms.)
Thursday, December 7: Fossil Evidence Shows . . .
Wednesday, December 6: What Kind of Information Do Fossils Provide about Life on Earth and Earth’s History?
Tuesday, December 5: Autumn Splendor Final; "Changes Over Time, Explore 1: Read, Take Notes"
Monday, December 4: Autumn Splendor along with Day/Night Maps
Friday, December 1: What Tells Leaves, "It's Time to Change Color"? Part 1
Thursday, November 30: Whales FINALLY into Water!
Wednesday, November 29: Whales Into Water 3
Tuesday, November 28: Whale Timeline, Change Over Time Pretest
Monday, November 27: Change Over Time & the Fossil Record: Engage + Whales Into Water! (Oh my)
Wednesday, November 22: Have a Happy Thanksgiving with some fun activities!
Tuesday, November 21: Common Ancestor Review
Monday, November 20: Evolution Summaries, Common ANcestors NOTE: Period 5, class meeting. HW: Just read Explore 4, "Common Ancestry" in DE Techbook
Friday, November 17: Evolution Z-Note Summaries
Thursday, November 16: The Zoo of You
Wednesday, November 15: Homologies and Embryos
Tuesday, November 14: Elementary Evolution Quiz 1
Monday, November 13: Evolution Intro Recap: Quiz Tomorrow!
Wednesday, November 8: Evolution Engage, Explore 1 & 2 Recap
Tuesday, November 7: Evolution: Common Descent, Homologies
Monday, November 6: Darwin's Theory with Bill Nye and Z-Charts!
Friday, November 3: Evolution Videos, Preassessment
Thursday, November 2: Notes on Evolution, Evo-Devo (The video is linked from the "Helpful Resources" page.)
Wednesday, November 1: It's Alive Demoslides Final Explanation
Organizer for It's Alive Final Explanation. Second page has outline for paragraph.
Tuesday, October 31: Now for something completely disgusting . . .
Monday, October 30: DemoSlides It's Alive Evidence
Friday, October 27: Periods 1, 2, 5: It's Alive--Data Needed?
Thursday, October 26: Discovery Ed Techbook Tips & Tricks, Peer Evaluating
Wednesday, October 25: Characteristics of Life Recap
Tuesday, October 24: Rubric Review, Impatiens Observation
Monday, October 23: Impatiens Observation 5
Friday, October 20: Evidence draft/final
Thursday, October 19: Reasoning & Explanation Period 1, 2, 4 NOTE: Periods 5 and 7 did different activities because Ms. Ambos has a professional development half-day
Wednesday, October 18: Scientific Problem Solving, Parts 1, 2 and maybe 3
Tuesday, October 17: Spreadsheets and Calculations; Homework Periods 2, 4, 5, 7
Monday, October 16: Impatiens Observation 4
Thursday, October 12: What are cells? Why are they important? How are we and the things in the DemoSlides alike?
Wednesday, October 11: Evidence and Living Things
Tree Observation 2 Directions--Due Wed., October 18
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Impatiens Observation 3: Was your prediction correct?
Monday, October 9 - Grade MicroQuiz, Fix Imp. Obs., It's Alive Evidence
Friday, October 6 - It's Alive Lab, Day 2
Thursday, October 5 - It's Alive Lab, Day 1
Wednesday, October - Microscope Quiz