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Monday May 14, 2018
Ecology Test Review Time
HW: STUDY TUESDAY/ WEDNESDAY 5/15-5/16 Ecology Test
 
Tuesday/ Wednesday May 15-16, 2018
Ecology Test- School Net
Finish Planet Earth- Mountains
HW: TURN IN REPRODUCTION UNIT REVIEW SHEETS
 
 
Monday May 7, 2018
Gizmo- Ecology 
NEXT WEEK TUESDAY/ WEDNESDAY 5/15-5/16 Ecology Test- see attached review sheet
 
Tuesday- Wednesday May 8/9, 2018
Invasive Species Activity/ Packet
Ecological Succession Definitions / Examples
NEXT WEEK TUESDAY/ WEDNESDAY 5/15-5/16 Ecology Test- see attached review sheet
 
 
 
Monday April 23, 2018
Ecological Interactions- Notes/ Discussion
Assign/ Discuss Symbiosis Want Ad Project- DUE MONDAY APRIL 30
HW: Symbiosis Want Ad Project- DUE MONDAY APRIL 30
 
Tuesday/ Wednesday April 24-25, 2018
Brain Pop- Ecosystems- complete worksheet
Symbiosis Want Ad Project- In Class Work Time
Finish Pole to Pole- Planet Earth
Reading/ Facts- Wangari Maathai
HWSymbiosis Want Ad Project- DUE MONDAY APRIL 30
 
 
Monday April 16, 2018
Ecology Introduction
Planet Earth- Pole to Pole
 
Tuesday-Wednesday April 17-18, 2018
Ecology Notes/ Discussion (ppt attached)
Ecosystem Task Cards- Lab Station Activity
Amoeba Sisters- Ecosystems
Reading- pages 48-53- Foldable (Ecosystem, Habitat, Pollutant)
HW: Finish Reading- p 48-53- Foldable (Ecosystem, Habitat, Pollutant)- Due this Thursday/ Friday
 
Thursday-Friday April 19-20, 2018
Check Foldable (Ecosystem, Habitat, Pollutant)
Owl Pellet Dissections
Abiotic/ Biotic Nature Walk
CH 3.1 Section Review Qs page 54- #1, 5, and 7- complete sentences
NO HW! Have a great weekend!
 
Monday April 2-2018
- Dichotomous Key Overview and Practice
- Classification/ Six Kingdoms Test Review
HW: Study for Classification/ Six Kingdoms Test - Thursday/ Friday April 5-6
 
Tuesday- Wednesday April 3-4, 2018
- Squid and Frog Dissection
- Cuttlefish DVD
HW: Study for Classification/ Six Kingdoms Test - Thursday/ Friday April 5-6
 
 
Monday March 19, 2018
Science World Monday- Rise of the Supergerms- p. 8-11- complete EXAMINING CLAIMS chart
Homework
CHAPTER 7 Vocabulary Assessment- page 147- #1-15- COMPLETE SENTENCES due 3/23
 
Tuesday- Wednesday March 20-21, 2018- BLOCK SCHEDULE
Classification Reading- Discussion
Classification of Life- Activity
Homework
CHAPTER 7 Vocabulary Assessment- page 147- #1-15- COMPLETE SENTENCES due 3/23
 
Thursday March 22, 2018- ALL DAY Non Block Schedule
Math Interim Assessment
Update Table of Contents
Quiet Work / Organization Time
Homework
CHAPTER 7 Vocabulary Assessment- page 147- #1-15- COMPLETE SENTENCES due 3/23
 
Friday March 23, 2018- Minimum Day
Check Homework
CHAPTER 7 Vocabulary Assessment- page 147- #1-15- COMPLETE SENTENCES due 3/23
Protist Observation Lab
 
 
Tuesday- Wednesday March 6-7, 2018
- Battling Beasts- Evolution Project- check in and work session
 
HW: EVOLUTION PROJECT- Battling Beasts- Due next week March 6-7, 2018
EVOLUTION TEST WILL BE NEXT WEEK- TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY MARCH 13-14
 
Wednesday 
 
Monday February 26, 2018
Finish PBS Evolution
EVOLUTION PROJECT- Battling Beasts- Due next week March 6-7, 2018
(we will go over this in class Tuesday March 6- Wednesday March 7)
HOMEWORK: 
EVOLUTION PROJECT- Battling Beasts- Due next week March 6-7, 2018
 
Tuesday-Wednesday, February 28-March 1, 2018
Crazy Adaptations Activity
Introduce/ Discuss EVOLUTION PROJECT- Battling Beasts- Due next week March 6-7, 2018
Time will be allocated in class today to start the above project
HOMEWORK: 
EVOLUTION PROJECT- Battling Beasts- Due next week March 6-7, 2018
*THIS IS A PROJECT- 20% OF YOUR GRADE*
 
 
 
 
Monday February 12, 2018
DARWIN DAY! Today is Charles Darwin's Birthday!
Brain Pop Charles Darwin- complete two sided activity sheet  - notebook page 92
Charles Darwin Reading/ Questions- finish for homework notebook page 93
HOMEWORK:
Charles Darwin Reading/ Questions
Reading/ Facts- CH 11.1- pages 214- 217, list 4 facts per page
 
Tuesday-Wednesday, February 13-14, 2018
Check notebook- pages 92-93 (see below)
Brain Pop Charles Darwin- notebook page 92
Charles Darwin Reading/ Questions- finish for homework notebook page 93
Darwin/ Adaptations Notes, notebook pages 93
Dog Adaptations Activity 
HW: Reading/ Facts- CH 11.1- pages 214- 217, list 4 facts per page- DUE 2/15-2/16
 
Thursday- Friday February 15-16, 2018
Check HW - Reading/ Facts- CH 11.1- pages 214- 217, list 4 facts per page- DUE 2/15-2/16
Lab- Battle of The Beaks
Butterfly Camouflage Activity
 
 
 
MONDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2018
CRISPR- Reading / Notes/ Summary
HW: Study for the GENETICS TEST this week, Thursday- Friday 2/8-2/9- There will be a CER!
 
Tuesday-Wednesday February 6-7, 2018
Genetics Test Review Station Activity
PEDIGREE PACKET- reading and notes
Test Review Time
HW: STUDY FOR THE GENETICS TEST THAT WILL BE THIS WEEK- THURSDAY/ FRIDAY 2/8-2/9
 
Thursday-Friday February 8-9, 2018
GENETICS TEST/ LAB PRACTICUM/ CER
Quiet Work Time
No Homework!
 
 
 
MONDAY JANUARY 29, 2018
Science World-  Vol. 74 NO 6 December 11, 2017
"All Aboard" pages 18-19
"Could Selfies Save Wildlife?" pages 20-22
Complete  reflection sheet (notebook page 84)
 
HOMEWORK DUE FEBRUARY 2/1-2/2
CH 9 Vocabulary Assessment #1-16, page 189- COMPLETE SENTENCES- highlight the vocabulary terms in the sentences
 
TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30-31, 2018
Karyotype Overview/ Activity - Mini Poster
Gizmo Exploration- Human Karyotyping
 
HOMEWORK DUE FEBRUARY 2/1-2/2
CH 9 Vocabulary Assessment #1-16, page 189- COMPLETE SENTENCES- highlight the vocabulary terms in the sentences
 
THURSDAY- FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1-2, 2018
Correct/ Review homework - CH 9 Vocabulary Assessment #1-16, page 189- COMPLETE SENTENCES
Celebrity Punnett Squares worksheet
Genetics DVD- notes
Distribute Genetics Test Review Sheet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEEK OF JANUARY 22-26, 2018
 
Monday- January 22, 2018
Science World- Reading- Creatures Without Color- pages 14-17
1. List 10 facts in notebook after we read the article- each fact must be 5 words minimum
2. Summarize the article in your own words - 5-6 complete sentences 
(notebook- page 80)
Homework 
Reading/ Facts/ Vocabulary- CH 9.3 pages 182-184
List four facts per page (12 total) in notebook- page 81 define Co- dominance and Incomplete Dominance
Due Thursday/ Friday January 25-26
 
Tuesday January 23-Wednesday January 24, 2018
Dragon Genetics Lab Activity
Homework 
Reading/ Facts/ Vocabulary- CH 9.3 pages 182-184
List four facts per page (12 total) in notebook- page 81 define Co- dominance and Incomplete Dominance
Due Thursday/ Friday January 25-26
 
Thursday January 25-Friday January 26, 2018
Check HW
Be The Doctor
No Homework!
 
 
Week of January 16-19, 2018
 
Tuesday- Wednesday January 16-17, 2018
Genetics/ Heredity Overview ppt notes
Lab Crazy Traits
Genetics Reading
Reading- pages 177-180, answer questions 1-3 on page 181
HW: Finish above- CH 9.2 questions 1, 2 and 3 on page 181- do this on notebook page 76
 
Thursday-Friday January 18-19, 2018
Gizmo Student Exploration- DNA Analysis
My Parents Wrecked My Favorite Genes- reading- vocabulary fill in blanks
Dominant/Recessive Genes- Punnett Square Practice 
 
 
Week of January 8-12, 2018
 
Monday January 8- 2018 
WELCOME BACK!
Science Benchmark- School Net
 
Tuesday-Wednesday January 9-10-2018
Amoeba Sisters https://youtu.be/5qSrmeiWsuc - DNA Replication 

https://youtu.be/5qSrmeiWsuc 

Protein Synthesis- Discussion/ Notes/ Handout
Gizmo- DNA Analysis
HW: Foldable- Trait, Heredity, Genetics (definition and picture on the inside)- word on the outside
 
Thursday-Friday January 11-12-2018
Check Homework Foldable- Trait, Heredity, Genetics
Genetics Reading
 
Traits Wheel Activity
Gizmo- Inheritance
No Homework! Enjoy your three day weekend!
 
Week Of December 18-21, 2017
 
Monday, December 18, 2017- Late Start Schedule
Science World- CER- The Immortal Woman
HW: Study for Cell Cycle / DNA Test and Lab Practicum (Test is Tuesday 12/19-Wednesday 12/20)
Attached Review Sheet
 
Tuesday- Wednesday December 19-20, 2017 REGULAR BLOCK SCHEDULE
Cell Cycle / DNA Test and Lab Practicum
Quiet Work Time/ Or Reading
NO HW
 
Thursday December 21, 2017
 Bill Nye Genes
Snow Lab
 
Have a GREAT Holiday!
 
Hello Fisher Families!
 
2017-2018 is my 12th year teaching science here at Fisher. I am so grateful to teach at this wonderful school. If I am not in my classroom wearing a lab coat and goggles, I am probably prepping for the next days activities in the middle room or making copies. 
 
In my free time I enjoy running in Santa Cruz on West Cliff, walking my dogs (Bella and Paco) and spending time with my wonderful niece, Jeanne. 
 
I encourage you to make an appointment with me if you have any questions or concerns about science class.