Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Homework for today:

Vocab (for homework, copy off of blog into your vocab section):

Phenotype - organism's observable traits (what you can see on the outside).

Genotype - individual's pair of alleles for a specific gene or group of genes that determines a trait (what's in the genes).

Dominant - version of gene that appears with only one copy of a version of a gene (an allele).

Recessive - hidden trait, that is, the genetic trait that is not observed in a heterogeneous individual.

heterozygous - an organism that has more than 1 kind of allele for a characteristic.

homozygous - an organism that has only one kind of allele for a characteristic.

Punnett Square - diagram to show the likelihood of each outcome of a breeding experiment with known parent genes for a trait. See p. D-37.
 
PLUS: if you were absent on Monday, you need to include the following Notes and Vocab from Monday's lesson:
DAte:  1/26/15
Topic: What Are Your Genes? Investigating Human Traits
Obj: TSW collect data on six human characteristics and discuss causes of human variation.
Vocab from Monday's class: 
o        Allele - a variant or version of a gene. Ex: a gene could code for a round thumb joint, or a squared off thumb joint. One is Dominant (it wins), while the other is Recessive (it loses unless its the only one).
o        Characteristic - an observable or measurable feature of an organism and may be caused by one gene or many genes. Ex: eye color.
o        Gene - A specific sequence of DNA that determines one or more traits.
o        Genetics - the study of the location and behavior of genes, their passage to offspring, and of how characteristics are inherited.
o        Heredity - traits passed down to people or other organisms from their biological parents. Ex: eye color, tongue rolling, height potential, genetic diseases, arm span.
* Inherited - The passage of traits from parent to offspring.


 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Homework for this afternoon:

3-1 What is Heredity?
Read the paragraphs, answer each circled question.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review Guide for tomorrow's Mid-Term exam:


Yesterday's homework:
1.What is a variable?

2.What are controlled variables? (a/k/a/”Constants”)

3.What is the Independent Variable?

4.What is the dependent Variable?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cell Biology unit test is tomorrow.  Students have a study guide, and were given 2-3 class periods to use textbooks in class to answer the questions in the study guide.

Tonight, students should review the study guide to prepare for tomorrow's test.

MidTerm exam is Next Thursday, 1/22/15.  Students will be given a new study guide tomorrow to help them prepare for the Midterm exam.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Review your Self Study Guide for the Cell Bio Unit Test coming up on Friday, January 22.

Read through it at least once, being mentally aware of what each word and phrase means as you read it. 

Then self-Quiz. Ask yourself each question as you cover the answers. Mark and re-read each answer until you can answer every question without reading the Study Guide.

Do it at least 3 times between now and Friday's test.

Friday: we'll start getting ready for the Mid Term test scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 22.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

I've posted a Link to Cells Alive!  if you want to explore on your own.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

HomeworK:
Periods 1, 2: Worksheet  2-3 What are the Main Cell Parts?
Period 3: Students Explain what they lerned in class today about the contents of bacteria and animal or plant cells.  Parents are asked to write a note in their student's science notebook confirming what their student discussed with them about today's science class. 
Period 4:   Worksheet 2-4 What are Other Cell Parts?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

HomeworK: write a Reflection (minimum 3 sentences) in your science notebook (behind most recent notes, or on a left-hand side page). 
Periods 1-3: Explain differences in size (using measurments) between human blood cell, bacteria, and virus, plus other facts you learned.
Period 4:   What did you learn in class today?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

No homework assigned tonight.

If your group's PSA is not yet done, you should be working on it. Don't forget: any remaining video PSAs are due no later than January 12.  

Monday, January 5, 2015

Welcome back!  Tonight's homework is the Microscope Review sheet. Don't forget: any remaining video PSAs are due no later than January 12.  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Homework: No required homework. 

Current Event passed out in some classes is not required due to holidays. Anyone who CHOOSES to do so can complete the work and turn it in tomorrow. The Current Event will either be used for extra credit or as a substitute for a missing homework assignment. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tonight's homework: 5 STAR Note Questions on today's notes and last week's vocab

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Homework for 12/10/14 -
Fill out the "Knowing About Disease" table, student sheet 31.2 by yourself and with your parents and/or a grandparent.  Also, start planning your PSA with your team.



yesterday's homework was to:
Use the data from the tables copied in class to make 2 line graphs on the same sheet:




Then, using your graph, write a paragraph in which you:

a) explain the model (or, what in the model symbolized an infectious disease as it spread; and

b) look at the changes in numbers for any patterns, and describe what (like the patterns) make the model useful, and

c) criticize the model. What do you see in the spread of a real disease, that did not happen in the model?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New homework only for Period 3:
Write a Reflection in your science notebook, minimum 3 sentences.  Did you notice any differences between the PSAs (Go Red for Women with Elizabeth Banks) https://www.goredforwomen.org/about-heart-disease/symptoms_of_heart_disease_in_women/just-a-little-heart-attack/
and the "this is your brain on drugs" PSA at:
http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1920454_1920455_1920438,00.html

 In addition, if you did not finish and turn in your project today, then you must also work on your project:
·* Project Data and Graph was due Nov. 24
·* Project Report and Poster Board Due Dec. 1
Your project board should be neat and must have (at least) the following information on it:
  • Title
  • Hypothesis (written in "If"...."then".... format)
  • Procedure (may be summarized)
  • Data table and graph
  • Conclusion
  • Graphics

Monday, December 1, 2014

Homework:
Feel The Beat Embedded Task
Homework for tonight:
Periods 2, 3, and 4: In your science notebook, write about 3 factors that can influence how quickly a disease can spread, based on today's discussion in class.  For an example, use the idea of how quickly a cold or flu could spread through Rippowam's population.
 
In addition, if you did not finish and turn in your project today, then you must also work on your project:
·* Project Data and Graph was due Nov. 24
·* Project Report and Poster Board Due Dec. 1
Your project board should be neat and must have (at least) the following information on it:
  • Title
  • Hypothesis (written in "If"...."then".... format)
  • Procedure (may be summarized)
  • Data table and graph
  • Conclusion
  • Graphics

IF you are confused about Part 2, then read this:
Two statements on p. 8 sum it up:
"1. Effect of other variables on Pulse Rate" and
"2. What other variables might cause the heart to beat faster or slower? You might consider physiological factors [ex: age, height, etc.] or... environmental factors [temperature, lighting, etc.]."

So, do the same experiment as you did for part I, but change one thing. For example, instead of running, you might choose to jump rope for your activity. Or you might have done your activity indoors in 70-80o F temperatures, and for your second procedure you do the same activity outdoors in 30-40o F weather.

Annonymus has left a new comment on your post "Homework: Feel The Beat Embedded Task ·* Project D...": for the graphics should we just take pictures of us collecting data for our experiment
Answer: Yes, that's one thing that you can do to help satisfy the graphics requirement.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Homework:
Feel The Beat Embedded Task

·* Project Data and Graph was due Nov. 24
·*  Project Report and Poster Board Due Dec. 1
Your project board should be neat and must have (at least) the following information on it:
  • Title
  • Hypothesis (written in "If"...."then".... format)
  • Procedure (may be summarized)
  • Data table and graph
  • Conclusion
  • Graphics

    IF you are confused about Part 2, then read this:
     Two statements on p. 8 sum it up:
 "1. Effect of other variables on Pulse Rate" and
 "2. What other variables might cause the heart to beat faster or slower? You might consider physiological factors [ex: age, height, etc.] or... environmental factors [temperature, lighting, etc.]."

 So, do the same experiment as you did for part I, but change one thing. For example, instead of running, you might choose to jump rope for your activity. Or you might have done your activity indoors in 70-80o F temperatures, and for your second procedure you do the same activity outdoors in 30-40o F weather. 

Annonymus has left a new comment on your post "Homework: Feel The Beat Embedded Task ·* Project D...": for the graphics should we just take pictures of us collecting data for our experiment  
Answer: Yes, that's one thing that you can do to help satisfy the graphics requirement. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

BodyWorks/Cardiovascular Test tomorrow
Today in class we went over the answers to your Study Guide
Review your Study Guide tonight

Feel the Beat Project due on Monday, Dec. 1
If you need help, I am available before school and at lunchtime Tuesday
Available by email on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, on parts of Sunday

Friday, November 21, 2014

Homework tonight:
* Finish the Cardiovascular Test Study Guide, p.3 tonight.
Review the study guide to prepare for Tuesday's test.
     * Feel the Beat package. Your completed data table and graph are due on Monday.  Page 3 was to be filled out by 11/19, so if you didn't already do it, get that done also.
Upcoming Dates:

Feel The Beat Embedded Task

· * Project Data and Graph Due Nov. 24
* * BodyWorks/Cardiovascular Test on Nov. 25
·* Project Report and Poster Board Due Dec. 1

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


    Homework tonight:
   1. Study the Cardiovascular Test Study Guide, p.1 tonight.
   2. Try to work on page 4 of the Feel the Beat package.  Page 3 was to be filled out last night.  If you didn't already do it, fill out page 3 of the Feel the Beat package.
 
   Upcoming Dates:

    Feel The Beat Embedded Task

·  *  Project Data and Graph Due Nov. 24
* *  BodyWorks/Cardiovascular Test on Nov. 25
· *   Project Report and Poster Board Due Dec. 1


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Note: deadlines have been moved up:


Feel The Beat Embedded Task
·        Project Due Nov. 24
·        BodyWorks/Cardiovascular Test on Nov. 25 
     
    Homework tonight: With your partner, fill out page 3 of the Feel the Beat package. 






Monday, November 17, 2014

Tonight's homework:
In your science notebook, write a Reflection about what we did, and what we learned, in science class today.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Homework for tonight:
15-1 What is the Circulatory System?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Tonight's Homework:
Current Event on the article below:

Name _________                                                       Date _________

SCIENCE CURRENT EVENT

I.      Giving Credit for Another’s Work: Use a science news article from the past 3 months in a  newspaper, magazine or on the internet.  Staple the article behind this page.

I.                                                       Title:  _______________________________________  Date of article:______    Author: ______________________________  Source: ____________                           _

II.             Vocabulary: Find 3 words that you do not know or that are important to the article.  Circle the words in the article.  Use a dictionary to Define them below:

 1)  ___________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

2)  ____________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

3)  ____________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

III.          Write a summary of the article in your own words.  A summary is:
s a short statement
s about something you’ve read
s that focuses on a main idea, and
s strengthens it with supporting details
s not simply repeating the material you’ve read (Use your own words).

Summarize the attached article in 3 (or more) complete sentences, one on each of the lines numbered below.

1._(Main Idea)____________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

2. (Supporting Detail 1)____________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


3. (Supporting Detail 2)____________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________


Women Can Improve Their Odds Against Heart Disease

Peggy J. Noonan, USA TODAY, October 4, 2014
(edited for brevity and emphasis by Mr. Goldsmith)

"Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined," says Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres, professor of cardiology… spokesperson for the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign.

Heart disease causes one in three women's deaths, killing approximately one woman every minute, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease. Ninety percent of us have one or more heart disease risk factors.

Scary? Sure. But there's good news, too. Eighty percent of heart disease and stroke can be prevented by controlling risk factors, says the heart association.

Better still, the things we can do to prevent heart disease may also help prevent some cancers — and at the same time improve health overall, says heart disease survivor Charlotte Libov, founder of National Women's Heart Health Day (Feb. 1) and author of books, including A Woman's Guide to Heart Attack …..

In the last 10 years, since the Go Red For Women movement began raising women's awareness of heart disease, there's been a 34 percent decrease in deaths. More than 627,000 women's lives have been saved from cardiovascular diseases, says the AHA. That's 330 lives saved per day.

Researchers have learned that smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, a sedentary lifestyle, and obesity are risk factors for both sexes, but [the last 3] are more potent risks in women, Mieres says. …[Also] pregnancy complications and pre-term births - are "sex specific," or unique to women.……The latest research shows women …. who get less than six hours of sleep a night have higher heart disease risk. Depression doubles the risk of heart attack, death or need for an artery-opening procedure in women age 55 and younger.

To stay on top of your heart health, know your target numbers, says Libov. Make sure your blood pressure and cholesterol fall within normal range, and keep a close eye on triglycerides. "….Also, find out about your family history, which accounts for about 20 percent of heart disease risk. If a family member had a heart attack, stroke, bypass, stent or other major heart problem or procedure, your risk may be higher.

Treatments can help you recover if you have a heart attack, but once a heart attack has happened,we can't regenerate the muscle that's been damaged.  Not long ago, heart disease was considered “a man's disease”.  We just didn't think younger women could get sick with heart disease but I think now the medical community is much more aware.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Had a test today
so no homework
I'm sure that's okay
don't go berserk!

Don't forget --- Check out latest tweets on the Robotics Club
https://twitter.com/MrGoldsmith208


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

We have a test tomorrow.
Homework for tonight: Answer the remaining questions on your Study Guide, and study the quesitons and answers to prepare for tomorrow's test.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

We have a test on Thursday. 
Homework for tonight: Answer at least half of the questions on your Study Guide.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Homework for Tonight:
"What Kind of Joint is This?" - Read and answer questions.  Hint: for question 4, ask yourself which joints can be used to cover up the internal organs (Lungs, heart, intestines, brain, etc.).

Dont' forget: Unit test on Thursday 10/30

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Homework tonight: Thigh Bone's Connected to the ...... Read and Answer Questions.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tonight's homework: Periods 1, 2, and 3 have a skeleton sheet:
1. Cut it out
2. Attach it to a separate piece of paper using tape, glue, etc.
3. Label only the bones that you KNOW (we'll do some more in class tomorrrow).

Period 4 - no homework

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hey guys -
Homework is a REFLECTION on the skeleton. 
Answer the question: how does the structure of bone help the function of bone?
Minimum 3 sentences, write it in your science notebook on back of the notes for the Support System lesson.