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Week 25: 2/27-3/3
DAY DATE CLASS WORK HOMEWORK
 
Monday 
(all classes)
 
2/27
  • Genius Hour
If you are absent:
  • Watch this video on Genius Hour.  You will be given a "genius hour folder".  Do Genius Hour Project Handout AND Passion March Madness Bracket Handout
 
Evolution - Change over Time Reading and w/s* - due by the beginning of the period on Thursday 23/2 (period 1,3,5) or 3/3 (period 2,4,6)
 
 
Tuesday
(p. 1,3,5)
-or-
Wednesday
 (p. 2,4,6)
 
2/28
 
-or-
 
3/1
If you are absent:
  • See Monday
 
YOU NEED HEADPHONES FOR THE NEXT CLASS
 
 
Thursday
(p. 1,3,5)
-or-
Friday
(p. 2,4,6)
 
 
 
3/2
 
-or 
 
3/3
 
If you are absent:
 
 
  • None- enjoy your  weekend 
  • Darwin's Diary due by Friday 3/24 @ 3 pm.  This is your homework for the next 3 weeks. It is worth 20% of your grade.
*can not be posted - copyrighted
 
Important Dates:
  • Friday 3/24 - All class - late start
  • Friday 3/24 @ 3 p.m. Darwin's Diary Project is due
  • Friday 3/24 - Test and lab practicum on Evolution
  • Friday 3/24 - Packets of missing work go home to students who have missing work
    and have a grade of C or lower
  • Monday 3/27 - March Journal Article Assigned
  • Friday 3/31 @ 3 p.m. - March Journal Article is due
  • Friday 3/31 - End of Quarter 3. Any and all missing work due now or it is a zero
  • Monday 4/3-Friday 4/7 - Spring Break 
 
Week 24: 2/13-2/17
If you are missing work you will be sent home with a packet it on 2/16 & 2/17 to work on 
over ski week.
DAY DATE CLASS WORK HOMEWORK
 
Monday 
(all classes)
 
2/13
    • Genetics Science ethics - Nearpod* 
    • Genetics ethics PSA in-class project*
 
If you are absent:
  • You will be excused from  part 1 of the activity
 
Tuesday
(p. 1,3,5)
-or-
Wednesday
 (p. 2,4,6)
 
2/14
 
-or-
 
2/15
  • Test and lab practicum over DNA and genetics
  • Genetic ethics PSA in-class project
 
If you are absent:
  • You will complete upon return to class
  • See Monday
 
 
Thursday
(p. 1,3,5)
-or-
Friday
(p. 2,4,6)
2/16
 
-or-
 
2/17
 
  • Complete and present Genetic Ethics PSA
If you are absent:
  • Read  the article - Designing Life and write a 3 paragraph report. First paragraph - about what genetic engineering babies is, 2nd paragraph - the pro's (positives) of this technology, 3rd paragraph - the cons (bad side) of this technology. You can do it on paper and turn in OR you can complete on google docs and share with me - eleonard@lgusd.org
 
  • None- enjoy your week off!
*can not be posted - copyrighted
 
Important Dates:
  • Tuesday 2/14 or Wednesday 2/15 - Test and lab practicum over genetics and DNA - check out 
  • Thursday 2/16 or Friday 2/17 - missing work packets go home
  • Monday 2/20-Friday 2/24 - No School Ski week
 
Week 23: 2/6-2/10
If you are leaving early for Ski Week please let me know so I can get you the work early
or you can take the test prior to you leaving.
DAY DATE CLASS WORK HOMEWORK
 
Monday 
(all classes)
 
2/6
If you are absent:
THIS ONE SHOULD BE ABOUT CRISPR THAT WE DISCUSSED IN CLASS. February Journal article - due by Friday at 3 p.m .  You can do it on paper or on Google Classroom. Check out the scoring guide here.  If you have already completed this about another topic - fabulous - you do not have to do it on CRISPR.
 
Tuesday
(p. 1,3,5)
-or-
Wednesday
 (p. 2,4,6)
 
2/7
 
-or-
 
2/8
  • Be the Dr!*
If you are absent:
  • Read this article
  • Take the following quiz (not for a score but to learn about what we did). - send me a screen shot of your quiz at the end (not to be scored) - this will give you credit for the activity/
  • See Monday
 
 
Thursday
(p. 1,3,5)
-or-
Friday
(p. 2,4,6)
 
 
 
2/9
 
-or 
 
2/10
 
If you are absent:
  • Do Karyotype interactive. There are 3 patients - please answer the 2 questions from each patient on a piece of paper and turn in to get credit for the lab. You can also email this information to me at eleonard@lgusd.org
 
 
*can not be posted - copyrighted
 
Important Dates:
  • Tuesday 2/14 or Wednesday 2/15 - Test and lab practicum over genetics and DNA - check
  • Thursday 2/16 or Friday 2/17 - missing work packets go home
  • Monday 2/20-Friday 2/24 - No School Ski week
 
Week 22: 1/30-2/3
Welcome to quarter 3!
DAY DATE CLASS WORK HOMEWORK
 
Monday 
 
 
1/30
  • SWM- The Immortal Woman
If you are absent:
  • You will be excused from this reading
 
Spongebob Genetics w/s - due by the beginning of the period on Thursday 2/2 (period 1,3,5) or 2/3 (period 2,4,6)
 
Tuesday
(p. 1,3,5)
 
 
1/31
 
 
If you are absent:
  • See Monday
Wednesday (p. 2,4,6)
2/1
If you are absent:
  •  See Monday
 
 
 
 
Thursday
(p. 1,3,5)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 2/2
 
 
If you are absent:
 
  • None- enjoy your weekend! 
Friday
(p. 2,4,6)
 
 
 2/3
If you are absent:
  • None- enjoy your weekend! 
 
*can not be posted - copyrighted
 
Important Dates:
  • Friday 1/27 @ 3 p.m. - January Journal article is due.
  • Tuesday 2/14 or Wednesday 2/15 - Test and lab practicum over genetics and DNA 
  • Thursday 2/16 or Friday 2/18 - Missing work packets go home
  • Monday 2/20-Friday 2/24 - No School Ski week
 
Week 21: 1/23-1/27
Welcome to quarter 3!
DAY DATE CLASS WORK HOMEWORK
 
Monday 
(No School)
 
1/23
If you are absent:
  • You will be given a hard copy of the notes*
  • Watch Grego Mendel video
 
January Journal article - due by Friday at 3 p.m.  You can do it on paper or on Google Classroom.  Check out the scoring guide here
 
Tuesday
(p. 1,3,5)
-or-
Wednesday
 (p. 2,4,6)
 
1/24
 
-or-
 
1/25
If you are absent:
  • You will be given a copy of Punnett Square Vocab* and Punnett Square Practice*
  • In place of the Crazy Traits lab do the Furry Bunny Family Activity - (requires flash)
  • See Monday
 
 
 
Thursday
(p. 1,3,5)
-or-
Friday
(p. 2,4,6)
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/26
 
-or-
 
1/27
 
 
If you are absent:
  • See Monday
  • None- enjoy your weekend! 
*can not be posted - copyrighted
 
Important Dates:
  • Friday 1/20 - End of 2nd quarter (1st semester) -  Please make sure any and all                                   missing work is turned in by this Friday (1/20) at 3 p.m. or it becomes a permanent zero.
  • Monday 1/23- January Journal article is assigned,  You can do it on paper or on Google Classroom.             Check out the scoring guide here
  • Friday 1/27 @ 3 p.m. - January Journal article is due.
  • Tuesday 2/14 or Wednesday 2/15 - Test and lab practicum over genetics and DNA
 

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