There are six main areas of study that we will focus on this year including: Engineering Design; Growth Development and Reproduction of Organisms; Structure, Function, and Information Processing; Earth’s Systems; Human Impact and Energy. All standards will focus on a deep understanding of concepts and their real world applications. Please see attached Instructional Shifts Required by the CA NGSS document below.
10/18/18 - Please study for our upcoming quiz. There are videos, PowerPoints and notes to assist you. Our quiz over the digestive, muscular and skeletal systems will be on Friday, October 26th (Period 1 and 5) or Thursday, October 25th (Period 6).
10/16/18 - Please bring your completed Nutrient Sheet to class on Friday, October 19th (Period 1 and 5) or Thursday, October 18th (Period 6).
10/15/18 - Please bring your completed postcard from the digestive system to class on Friday, October 19th (Period 1 and 5) or Thursday, October 18th (Period 4). Correctly addressed postcards will be mailed via the USPS (United States Postal Service).
10/8/18 - Please review your microbiome workbook, notes, Amplify articles, Amplify activities, etc. for a final microbiome assessment on 10/12.
10/5/18 - Please review Amplify Science Microbiomes online (if you can login), workbook, notes, 7 articles and slideshows.
10/1/18 - Please study Venn, animal and bacteria cell diagrams for a quiz on 10/8 (Periods 1 and 5) and 10/9 (Period 6).
9/27/18 - Please review the parts of both animal and bacteria cells along with their functions.
9/24/18 - There will be a quiz on 9/28 (Period 1 and 5) and 9/27 (Period 6). Writing prompt is posted in Google classroom for preparation.
9/16/18 - Cell City Projects are due by 9/28 (Period 1 and 5) and 10/1 (Period 6).
9/14/18 - Please complete Parts of a Cell by 9/17 (Period 1 and 5) and 9/18 (Period 6).
9/11/18 - Please complete scientist project by 9/17 (Period 1 and 5) and 9/18 (Period 6). Review Scaling tool.
9/6/18 - Please complete quick write 1.1 and bring your microorganism drawing along with a brief description by 9/11 (period 6) and 9/12 (periods 1 and 5).
9/4/18 - Please review and return your signed syllabus as soon as possible.
8/30/18 - In a Million Words or Less is due by 9/17, which is for parents and guardians to complete. Scientist are due 9/17 (Period 1 and 5) and 9/18 (Period 6). Please be sure to review grading rubric and requirements associated with this assignment.