Monday, June 15, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Nature Connection Assignments
- Nature Notes (2 x a week total 8 a month) Nature Connections: Nature Notes Download
- Picture of the Month pgs 171, 187, 205
- The Summer Solstice (Read and observe for understanding pgs 172-173
- Bugs are a Big Deal (Read for understanding) pgs 178-179 collect one bug from each Family on pg 179
- Feathering their Nests (Read for understanding) pgs 182-183 Try to do the Helping out activity.
- What is a Butterfly? What's a Moth? pgs 192-193
- How Does Your Garden Grow? (Read for undersatnding) pgs 194-195
- More Fun in the Garden. pgs 196-197
- Life underneath pgs 200-201
- Search for Water pg 212
- How do you use Water? pg 213
- Keep a Vacation Journal pgs 216-217 (Choice of makeing a physical Cabinet or a virtual cabinet).
- Sleeping under the Stars pgs 218-219
Friday, May 8, 2015
Our study of the inheritance of genes concludes with the creation of the "Bot-Family" photos. The creation of your Bot family was an exercise in gene transfer and the expression of genetic traits. Your task is to give a bit of family history on your "Bot Family" based on their geno- and phenotypes. Discuss mutations that may have been expressed by the parents and possiblly inherited by the children. Include your opinion on how this activity has helped to reinforce our learning and understanding of genetics and inheritance.
Friday, May 1, 2015
May Nature Connection Assignments
- My Nature Notes (2 a week, 8 a month), pg 153
- Go on a Nature Quest pg 154
- Picture of the Month pg 155
- Learning your Local Birds pg 160-161
- Spring Hay Fever (Read for information) pg 162-163
My Nature Notes worksheet download
Friday, April 17, 2015
Static electricity is something you have all experienced - maybe by accident or maybe on purpose. Watch the following video and visit the following websites to find out more information on this topic. You will be given a worksheet on which you will need to record your answers to the questions proposed.
Monday, April 13, 2015
- What claims does the author make for using the fruit fly for genetic studies?
- Why do scientists use these "model organisms" to help understand human genetics?
- Describe the fruit fly's attractive characteristics that makes it suitable for genetic study?
- What is the "Homebox"? What is its importance in the realm of genetics?
- How does your study of the transferring of genes through selective breeding help you better understand who you are as a human and as part of your family?
Due to testing, I won't be seeing you in class for two days. Here is the link to the assignment I would like you to complete by Wednesday class time.