Monday 9/21/15
EQ: What does it mean to be alive?
Warm up: What does it mean to be alive?
- Return and Review Quiz
-Review Homework -Alive? Why or why not?
- Introduction to the characteristics of life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juxLuo-sH6M
- Living, Nonliving, or Dead Stations
Summary: Review stations and answers
HW: Finish Alive or not lab explanations.

Tuesday 9/22/15
EQ: What is spontaneous generation?
Warm up: What does the word spontaneous mean? What does it mean to generate something? What is spontaneous generation?
-Review Living, Nonliving or dead lab
-Introduce spontaneous generation
-Spontaneous generation notes
-Review spontaneous generation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63IoOLXmzKg
Summary: If spontaneous generation is not true, what must be true of all living things?
HW: Finish the back of spontaneous generation worksheet.
Preview the vocabulary for our unit on characteristics of life.




Wednesday 9/23/15
EQ: What are the functions common to all living things?
Warm up: Make a list of characteristics of all living things
GRADES POSTED
-Review spontaneous generation answers
-Make class list on the board (L, NL, unsure)
-What is life video clip
Summary: Check our class lists
HW: Continue to preview and practice vocabulary for Characteristics of life unit (green study guide)


Thursday 9/24/15
EQ: What are the functions common to all living things?
Warm up: Do non-living things show functions of life? If so, how do you know if something is living or not then?
-Review importance of functions of life
-Life processes activity
-Make a needs of life class list
Summary: how do you know if something is living or not?
HW: Complete needs of life reading and review




Friday 9/25/15
EQ: What are the needs of all living things?
Warm up: What are the needs of all living things? (Think what is needed for the functions of life from yesterday)
-Review Functions of life Notes
-Review needs of life HW
Summary: Importance of needs of life (worksheet 1-3)
HW: Study for Functions OF LIFE QUIZ Tuesday!



Monday 9/28/15
EQ: What is homeostasis?
Warm up: Give an example of your body maintaining (keeping) homeostasis.
-Review importance of the needs of life
- Complete 1-3 needs of living things worksheet (small groups)
Summary: Review Functions and needs word web
HW: Functions and needs word web
Study Spontaneous Generation, Functions and needs of living things for Quiz tomorrow!



Tuesday 9/29/15
EQ: What are living things made of?
Warm up: Quiz your neighbor on the 8 functions of life, the 4 needs of life, and spontaneous generation (5 minutes)
-Characteristics of life quick quiz
When finished: Work on the Elements table using page R-11 (periodic table) in your agenda book
-Small group review of physical science
-Discuss the difference between atoms and elements
-BrainPopAtoms
Summary: “What are you made of”
HW: What are you made of?


Wednesday 9/30/15
EQ: What are living things made of?
Warm up: Draw an atom. Label its 3 particles.
Grades posted
-Review Basics of Physical science vocabulary
-BrainPopAtoms
-Chemistry of life notes
-Chemical Bonds video clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqjcCvzWwww
Summary: Word Splash review- Basic building blocks of life
HW: “What are you made of” worksheet


Thursday 10/1/15
EQ: What are the major compounds in living things?
Warm up: Give an example of an element and what its atom is like. Give an example of a compound and what its molecule is like. (Page R-11 in your agenda has a periodic table)
- Review warm up
- Review Homework
-Chemistry of life Notes
-Discuss and observe the food label
-Carbon Video clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypbb9Zi5Tao
Summary: Chemistry of life notes Macromolecules
HW: Pattern Matching: Organic Molecules





Friday 10/2/15
EQ: What are the major compounds in living things?
Warm up: Log on to your laptops and go to the website listed on your webquest paper. TURN YOUR COMPUTER AROUND TO FACE ME WHEN THERE.
Checking HW
- Review Pattern matching: Organic Molecules HW
-Biochemistry WEBQuest
Summary: Complete Webquest questions
HW: FINISH webquest if necessary



Monday 10/5/15
EQ: What are the major compounds in living things?
Warm up: Using your knowledge of the language of science, what does the word “carbohydrate” mean?
Checking Webquest
-Webquest review
-Macromolecule Chart
-Sources/Examples, Functions (what they do)
-Macromolecule structures & matching review
- Model Reading “healthy tips for teens”
Summary: Begin healthy tips for teens reading
HW: Healthy tips for teens reading and review questions



Tuesady 10/6/15
EQ: What are the major compounds in living things?
Warm up: What are proteins? What do they do for living things?
-Review warm up
-Macromolecule structures & matching review
-Pre-lab questions for Gelatin lab
Summary: Discuss healthy eating tips for teens article
HW: Enzyme Notes




Wednesday 10/7/15
EQ: What are enzymes and how do they work?
Warm up: What category of compounds do enzymes belong to? What functions (jobs) do enzymes do in living things?
-What is an enzyme video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTUm-75-PL4
-Review Enzyme Homework Notes
-Gelatin Lab Experiment Post observations
- Gelatin Data analysis and Conclusions
Summary: Review conclusions for Enzyme Lab
HW: FINISH conclusion questions for enzyme lab


Thursday 10/8/15
EQ: What are enzymes and how do they work?
What are nucleic acids? How do they work?
Warm up: What can make an enzyme work or not work?
- Review warm up
- Group review of pineapple lab conclusions
- Review factors affecting enzymes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nw6XOqKuWg
- What is the structure of DNA?
Summary: What individual pieces is DNA made of?
Phosphate- Purple
Sugar- Orange
A- Blue
T-Green
C- Yellow
G- Red
HW: Finish DNA worksheet and coloring models




Friday 10/9/15
EQ: What are nucleic acids? How do they work?
Warm up: What are pieces that nucleic acids are made of? Why are they called “nucleic” acids?
-Review What is the structure of DNA worksheet
-Build a DNA Molecule
Summary: What is DNA and how does it work?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwibgNGe4aY
HW: Have a great fall break!
Characteristics of life TEST next Friday! (green study guide)

Wednesday 10/14/15
EQ: What are cells? What is the cell theory?
Warm up: DNA is the code of life, but what does it actually code for?
-Review warm up and molecules of life
-Cell Theory notes
-BrainPop Cells
Summary: Take out your green study guide. In your notebook, try to group our vocabulary words into different groups of words that go together.
HW: Complete green unit study guide
Characteristics of Life Test Friday



Thursday 10/15/15
EQ: What are the characteristics of living things?
Warm up: Log on to computer and go to socrative.com. Hit “Student login” button and type “Blassbio” into class word.
-Review Study guide answers
-Small group review student questions
-Small group review “Be able to”
Summary: Prepare science notebooks/ homework to study tonight!
HW: Study for Characteristics of life Test tomorrow!


Friday 10/16/15
EQ: What are the characteristics of living things?
Warm up: PUT YOUR NAME ON SCANTRON
Look over study guide for the Test
-Last review questions
-Characteristics of life TEST
HW: none