Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jan. 29th, 2013

Bio A 1st Hour

     Today I began presentations of water cycle topics that students did not select. I covered two topics today and will cover the rest tomorrow. This was an attempt at our educational philosophy of I do, You Do, We Do. I wanted to make sure students were using presentation points and emphasize vocabulary definitions, and quantitative data when they present on Thursday. Students who missed my presentation can view the presentation at the link below.

Watercycle Presentation- Evapotranspiration, Precipitation

Bio B 3rd Hour

Today students will be viewing animal signs, various types of pelts, skulls, and tracks that have been preserved in rubber molds. I want students to be able to spend as much time as they need with the items. We will look at identification of them in a lab quiz later this week. Students should write down characteristics about the items as they will not be labeled when you take your quiz. There are sites over animals that were loaded to yesterdays blog. Students should begin looking over that material after they finish with the specimens. Check out the 28th blog post.

Anatomy  4th Hour.

Students in class should begin reading the unit material of the Biology Pearson Textbook from your iBooks app. Index Chp. 32.2 The Muscular System on page 1541 and begin reading through 1551. There I want you to complete the questions 1-5 on your own and then create a document to answer questions 6-8. For question 9, you can use either a 8.5x11 sheet of copy paper or you may use a poster board from the back of the room to create your drawing and identification of the action taken to cause a muscle contraction. You also may want to do some research to allow you to understand this action. There are several youtube videos that are great at doing this or other sites you may use.

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