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Assignments/Homework/Journal Prompts 

2nd 9-Weeks

WEEK 1:

Monday, October 8-

COLUMUS DAY-NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, October 9-

Assignment:  * Journal Prompt

                    * Complete Darwin's Finches Activity (in small groups)

Homework:  Complete Darwin's Finches Activity Questions if not finished in class

Journal Prompt:  What is your thought/opinion about cloning a woolly mammoth?  What are some advantages?  What are some disadvantages?  EXPLAIN. (NO LESS than 5 sentences)

Wednesday, October 10-

Assignment:  * Complete vocabulary

                    * Watch Bill Nye "Evolution" video and complete questions

                    * Complete Genetic Basis of Butterflies Reading Passage and Questions

Homework:  * Complete Genetic Basis of Butterflies Reading Passage and Questions if not finished in class

Journal Prompt:  Define the following vocabulary terms using the glossary found in the back of the textbook:   1) fossil record   2) trace fossil   3) geologic time scale   4) extinction     5) biological evolution

Thursday, October 11-

Assignment:  * Journal prompt

                    * View Biomes PowerPoint and complete notes

Homework:  Complete The Theory of Evolution Enrichment Passage and Questions

Journal Prompt:  Why is mutation important for evolution? (NO LESS than 3 sentences)

Friday, October 12-

Assignment:  * Journal prompt

                    * Continue viewing Biomes PowerPoint and complete notes

Homework:  Review all Natural Selection and Common Ancestry Unit materials covered in class thus far

Journal Prompt:  Do you think it is cruel to keep birds in cages as pets Is it cruel to keep animals in zoos?What are some of the advantages of keeping animals in captivity? (NO LESS than 5 sentences)

 

WEEK 2:  

Monday, October 15-

Assignment:  * Journal prompt

                    * Finish viewing Biomes PowerPoint and complete notes

                    * View Biomes of the World video clip

Homework:  Review all Natural Selection and Common Ancestry Unit materials covered in class thus far

Journal Prompt: According to some health organizations, many foods on our grocery store selves are made with genetically modified ingredients.  Most of these foods, however, do not have a GMO (genetically modified organism) label.  Do you think there should be a law requiring manufactures to label foods containing GMOs?  Use specific reasons and examples to support you position.  (NO LESS than 5 sentences)

Tuesday, October 16-

Assignment:  * Define vocabulary

                    * Start Charles Darwin Web Quest

Homework:   Review all Natural Selection and Common Ancestry Unit materials covered in class thus far

Journal Prompt:  Define the following vocabulary terms using the glossary found in the back of the textbook:   6) natural selection   7) adaptation       8) camouflage   9) mimicry

Wednesday, October 17-

Assignment:  * Journal prompt (same as Monday)

                    * Complete Charles Darwin Web Quest

Homework:  Review all Natural Selection and Common Ancestry Unit materials covered in class thus far

Journal Prompt:  According to some health organizations, many foods on our grocery store selves are made with genetically modified ingredients.  Most of these foods, however, do not have a GMO (genetically modified organism) label.  Do you think there should be a law requiring manufactures to label foods containing GMOs?  Use specific reasons and examples to support you position.  (NO LESS than 5 sentences)

Thursday, October 18-

Assignment:  * Journal prompt

                    * Start viewing Adaptations to the Environment PowerPoint and complete notes

Homework:  Review all Natural Selection and Common Ancestry Unit materials covered in class thus far

Journal Prompt:  What is your favorite animal?  Describe all the ways this animal is different from any other.  (NO LESS than 3 sentences)

Friday, October 19-

Assignment:  * Journal prompt

                    * Continue viewing Adaptations to the Environment PowerPoint and complete notes

Journal Prompt:  Apply everything you know about adaptations and natural selection to the picture on the front board.

Homework:  Review all Natural Selection and Common Ancestry Unit materials covered in class thus far

 

WEEK 3:  

Monday, October 22-

Assignment:  * Journal prompt

                    * Finish viewing Adaptations to the Environment PowerPoint and complete notes

Homework:  Review all Natural Selection Unit materials covered in class thus far

Journal Prompt: Some lizards are green so they can/t be seen by predators when they sit on green leaves or in green grass.  List 5 other animals that use camouflage.  Describe how they use it.

Tuesday, October 23-

Assignment:  * Journal prompt

                    * Start Squirrel Island Activity (with a partner)

Homework:  Review all Natural Selection Unit materials covered in class thus far

Journal Prompt: Adaptations are traits that help an organism live in its environment.  List some behavioral adaptations you would have to make if daylight only lasted for two hours each day.  Remember that warmth would be decreased as well as light.  (NO LESS than 5 sentences)

Wednesday, October 24-

Assignment:  * Journal prompt (Same as Tuesday)

                    * Continue working on Squirrel Island Activity (with a partner)

Homework:  Complete Squirrel Island Activity if not finished in class

Journal Prompt: Adaptations are traits that help an organism live in its environment.  List some behavioral adaptations you would have to make if daylight only lasted for two hours each day.  Remember that warmth would be decreased as well as light.  (NO LESS than 5 sentences)

Thursday, October 25-

Assignment:  * Define vocabulary terms

                    * Start Common Ancestry PowerPoint and complete notes

Homework:  Complete Speciation Enrichment Passage Questions

Journal Prompt: Define the following vocabulary terms using the glossary found in the back of the textbook:   10) comparative anatomy   11) homologous structures       12) analogous structures   13) vestigial structure     14) embryology

Friday, October 26-

Assignment:  * Finish viewing Common Ancestry PowerPoint and complete notes

                    * Complete Chapter 3, Lesson 3 outline

Homework:  Review all Natural Selection Unit materials covered in class thus far

 

WEEK 4:  

Monday, October 29-

Assignment:  * Journal prompt

                    * Complete Evidence of Evolution Enrichment Passage and Question

                    * Complete Natural Selection and Common Ancestry Unit Test Review

Homework:  Complete Natural Selection and Common Ancestry Unit Test Review if not finished in class

Journal Prompt: What do fossils tell scientists about the time the fossils were formed?  (NO LESS than 3 sentences)

Tuesday, October 30-

Assignment:  * Review Natural Selection and Common Ancestry Unit Test Review

                   * Play Jeopardy Review Game (reviewing materials for tomorrow's test)

Homework:  Study for Natural Selection and Common Ancestry Unit Test tomorrow

Wednesday, October 31-

Assignment:  Complete Natural Selection and Common Ancestry Unit Test

Homework:  NONE

Thursday, November 1-

Assignment:  * Journal prompt

                    * Watch Bill Nye "Fossils" video and complete questions

Homework:  NONE

Journal Prompt: You've been granted the ability to fly, with one catch: for every minute you spend flying, you lose a minute of you life.  How much time will you spend flying each day?  How many years of your life will you lose?  (NO LESS than 3 sentences)

Friday, November 2-

Assignment:  * Complete Rock Cycle Pre-Test

                    * Define vocabulary

Homework:  NONE

Journal Prompt: Define the following vocabulary terms using the glossary found in the textbook:   1) rock cycle     2) igneous*   3) metamorphic*   4) sedimentary*    5) sediment   6) lithification   7) foliation   8) extrusive rock   9) intrusive rock   10) uplift                  ***get definitions to the terms with an * when we cover them in our notes

 

WEEK 5:

Monday, November 5-

Assignment:  * Complete Interactive Rock Cycle Lesson and complete sheet

Homework:  Review vocabulary and all other materials covered in Earth's History Unit thus far

Tuesday, November 6-

Assignment:  * Define vocabulary

                    * Complete 3 Types of Rocks foldable

Homework:  Review all materials covered in Earth's History Unit thus far

Journal Prompt: Define the following vocabulary terms using the glossary found in the textbook:   11) rock     12) grain   13) magma   14) lava    15) texture

Wednesday, November 7-

Assignment:  * Journal Prompt

                    * Complete Rock Observation Activity (in small groups)

                    * Start viewing Earth's History PowerPoint and complete notes

Homework:  Review all materials covered in Earth's History Unit thus far

Journal Prompt: Some animals hibernate, or sleep, during the winter months.  The bodily functions of hibernating animals slow down to conserve energy.  Would you agree to go into hibernation for four months every year if it meant adding ten years to your life?  Explain your answer.  (NO LESS than 3 sentences)

Thursday, November 8-

Assignment:  * Define vocabualry from notes (#'s 2-4)

                    * Finish viewing Rocks and The Rock Cycle PowerPoint and complete notes

                    * Read "Unearthing Pterosaurs" passage and complete questions

Homework:  Finish reading "Unearthing Pterosaurs" passage and complete questions if not finished in class

Journal Prompt: Define vocabualry from notes (#'s 2-4) - igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary

Friday, November 9-

Assignment:  * Watch Bill Nye "Rocks and Soil" and complete video questions

                    * Complete Rocks and The Rock Cycle POP Quiz

Homework:  Review all materials covered in Earth's History Unit thus far

 

WEEK 6:

Monday, November 12-

Assignment:  * Define vocabulary

                    * Start Chapter 8, Section 1 Interactive Science Essentials worksheets

Homework:  Review all materials covered in Earth's History Unit thus far

Journal Prompt: Define the following vocabulary terms using the glossary found in the textbook:   16) mineral   17) crystal structure   18) crystallization   19) streak    20) luster   21) cleavage   22) fracture   23) ore

Tuesday, November 13-

Assignment:  * Define vocabulary

                    * Complete Chapter 8, Section 1 Interactive Science Essentials worksheets

Homework:  Review all materials covered in Earth's History Unit thus far

Wednesday, November 14-

Assignment:  * Journal prompt

                    * Review Chapter 8, Section 1 Interactive Science Essentials worksheets

                    * Start Properties of Minerals Flow Chart

Homework:  Review all materials covered in Earth's History Unit thus far

Journal Prompt: Name as many things as you can that the Earth provides that living creatures need.  Pick 3 of those and state in what ways could we adapt if they disappeared or changed.  Try to make you answers creative.

Thursday, November 15-

Assignment:  * Journal prompt (discuss yesterday's journal prompt)

                    * Complete Properties on Minerals Flow Chart

Homework:  Review all materials covered in Earth's History Unit thus far

Friday, November 16-

Assignment:  * Define vocabulary

                    * View Introduction to Minerals video clip and complete questions

                    * Start Relative Dating Activity (in small groups)

Homework:  Review all materials covered in Earth's History Unit thus far

Journal Prompt:  Define the following vocabulary terms using the glossary found in the textbook:   24) relative age   25) superposition   26) inclusion   27) unconformity   28) index fossil   29) absolute age

 

WEEK 7:

Monday, November 26-

Assignment:  * Define vocabulary

                    * Complete Relative Dating Activity (in small groups)

Homework:  Review all materials covered in Earth's History Unit thus far

Journal Prompt: Define the following vocabulary terms using the glossary found in the textbook:   30) mold   31) cast   32) catastrophism   33) uniformitarianism

Tuesday, November 27-

Assignment:  * Define vocabulary

                    * Start Dating the Fossil Record Activity (with a partner)

Homework:  Review all materials covered in Earth's History Unit thus far

Journal Prompt:  Define the following vocabulary terms using the glossary found in the textbook:   34) eon   35) era   36) period   37) epoch   38) Paleozoic era   39) Mesozoic era   40) Cenozoic era

Wednesday, November 28-

Assignment:  Play Stinky Feet Review Game

Homework:  Review all materials covered in Earth's History Unit thus far

Thursday, November 29-

Assignment:  Start Natural Selection Web Quest Review

Homework:  Review all materials covered in Earth's History Unit thus far

Friday, November 30-

Assignment:  * Finish Dating the Fossil Record Activity (with a partner)

                    * Complete Geological Timescale Activity sheet

Homework:  Review all materials covered in Earth's History Unit thus far

 

WEEK 8:

Monday, December 3-

Assignment:  Complete Natural Selection Web Quest Review (started 11/29)

Homework:  DUE TOMORROW -

                        1) Friday's Journal Prompt (11/30)

                  2) Geological Timeline Activity (11/30)

                  3) Dating the Fossil Record (11/27 & 11/30)

Tuesday, December 4-

Assignment:  Start watching "Ice Age" and complete evolution and adaptations video questions

Homework:  Review Earth's History Unit Vocabulary

Wednesday, December 5-

Assignment:  Finish watching "Ice Age" and complete evolution and adaptations video questions

Homework:  Review Earth's History Unit Vocabulary

Thursday, December 6-

Assignment:  Review Case21 1st Benchmark Test

Homework:  Review Earth's History Unit Vocabulary

Friday, December 7-

Assignment:  Play Stinky Feet Review Game on Earth's History Unit Vocabulary-PART 1

Homework:  Review Earth's History Unit Vocabulary

 

WEEK 9:

Monday, December 10-

Assignment:  Play Stinky Feet Review Game on Earth's History Unit Vocabulary-PART 2

Homework:  Review Earth's History Unit Vocabulary

Tuesday, December 11-

Assignment:  Complete Earth's History Unit Vocabulary Test

Homework:  Review terms and definitions for 1st Semester EXAM

Wednesday, December 12-

Assignment:  Review terms and definitions for 1st Semester EXAM

Homework:  STUDY FOR EXAMS

Thursday, December 13-

Assignment:  Exams periods 3, 5, & 7

Homework:  STUDY FOR EXAMS

Friday, December 14-

Assignment:  Exams periods 2, 4, & 6

Homework:  STUDY FOR EXAMS

 

WEEK 10:

Monday, December 17-

Assignment:  Exams periods 1, 8, & Make-ups

Homework:  STUDY FOR EXAMS

Friday, December 14-

Assignment:  Make-Up Exams

Homework:  HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS BREAK!! SEE YOU JANUARY 3rd!