Archived Lesson Plans

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BIOLOGY II: Seminar #11: Chapter 38 Tour "The Digestive System"
Read Chapter 38 (pages 970-989) This Seminar will begin with a 15 minute review of 4 macromolecules, DNA/RNA, protein synthesis and an information session on the Digestive System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Digestive System info as a Webpage. This Digestive System Video is a great review. Watch the stages of Digestion on YouTube. I will introduce the Path of a Big Mac Essay. (Big Mac Essay Words List) Check out BozemanBiology video on Nutrition and Digestion. Try this Burger Flash! to practice the Path of a Big Mac.
 
BIOLOGY II: Seminar #12: Chapter 38 Tour "The Excretory System"
Read Chapter 38 (pages 970-989) We will review information on the Digestive System (ppt), Digestive System Webpage. This Seminar will introduce the information on the Excretory System (ppt), Excretory System Webpage. A great 4 minute Urinary/Nephron Video. This Digestive System Video is a great review. Watch the stages of Digestion on YouTube. Discuss the Path of a Big Mac Essay. (Big Mac Essay Words List) Students need to complete the Digestion Worksheet, the Excretory Worksheet and the Chapter 38 Review with 70% on the Test should all be complete before leaving for Thanksgiving break. Check out BozemanBiology video on Nutrition and Digestion. Try this Burger Flash! to practice the Path of a Big Mac.
 
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "Inside the Cell" will be shown Friday, 05/02/2014 @ 10:30
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "COSMOS #6 - Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still" Friday, 05/02/2014 @ 12:30
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Body Systems Playlist
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BIOLOGY IV: Seminar #11: Chapter 30 Tour "Fish and Amphibians"
 
BIOLOGY IV: Seminar #12: Chapter 31 Tour Reptiles, Birds and Mammals
 
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "Inside the Cell" will be shown Friday, 05/02/2014 @ 10:30
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "COSMOS #6 - Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still" Friday, 05/02/2014 @ 12:30
May 25 , 2014
 
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BIOLOGY II: Seminar #9: Chapter 37-3 Tour Respiratory System
Read Chapter 37-3 (pages 956-963) This Seminar will begin with a 30 minute information session on the Respiratory System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Respiratory System info as a Webpage. This Respiratory System Video is a great review. Watch the BozemanBio Respiratory System videos on YouTube. I will introduce the Cardiovascular Essay. The Respiratory Worksheet, and a cardiovascular essay rough draft need to be completed by the end of the week. The Chapter 37 Review will not be accepted until next week. Check out BozenanBiology video on the respiratory system. Watch Lungs and Pulmonary on Khan Academy.
 
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "Under the Sea in IMAX" will be shown Wednesday, 04/16/2014 @ 10:30
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "COSMOS #4 - A Sky Full of Ghosts" Wednesday, 04/16/2014 @ 12:30
 
BIOLOGY II: Seminar #10: Chapter 37-1 & 2 Tour Circulatory System
Read Chapter 37-1 & 37-2 (pages 942-955) This Seminar will begin with a 10 minute viewing of the BozemanBio Circulation video on YouTube. We will review information on the Circulatory System (ppt). This Circulatory System Video is a great review. We will review the Cardiovascular Essay. The Chapter 37 Review, vein and Artery quiz, the Cardiovacular Worksheet, and a cardiovascular essay need to be completed by the end of the week. Watch the Happy Days Pump Your Blood Video and the Circulatory Song video. Check out BozenanBiology video on the Circulatory system. Watch Circulation and the Heart on Khan Academy.
 
BIOLOGY II: Open for Review and Testing:
Thursday, 04/24/2014 and Friday, 02/25/2014
 
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "Bones, Brawn and Brains" will be shown Friday, 04/25/2014 @ 10:30
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "COSMOS #5 - Hiding the Light" Friday, 04/25/2014 @ 12:30
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Body Systems Playlist
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BIOLOGY IV: Seminar #9: Chapter 28 Tour "Arthropods and Echinoderms"
Read Chapter 28 (pages 714-739) before coming to seminar. Chapter 28-1 and 28-2 introduces the phylum Arthropoda. Section 28-3 covers the the largest, very diverse phylum Insecta. Please review the Arthropod and Echinoderm Notes PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 28 Flashcard Quiz. Go to Raven for more Arthropod reading. The Crayfish Dissection Lab and the external Seastar Dissection Lab, the Internal Seastar Dissection Lab should be completed this week. Check out the Crayfish Dissection PPT, Crayfish Dissection Website, Seastar Dissection PowerPoint and the Seastar Dissection Website. The Chapter 28 Review, the Identifying Echinoderm Worksheet, the Crustacean Worksheet, and the Chapter 28 Test @70% should be completed by spring break. Warch the following videos: Crayfish Dissection I, Crayfish Dissection II, Seastar Dissection I, Seastar Dissection II
 
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "Under the Sea in IMAX" will be shown Wednesday, 04/16/2014 @ 10:30
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "COSMOS #4 - A Sky Full of Ghosts" Wednesday, 04/16/2014 @ 12:30
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Arthropod and Echinderm Playlist
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BIOLOGY IV: Seminar #10: Chapter 29 Tour "Invertebrate Evolution"
Read Chapter 29 (pages 744-758) before coming to seminar. Chapter 29-1 discusses invertebrate evolution. Section 29-2 covers the form and function in invertebrates. Please review the Comparing Invertebrate Notes PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 29 Flashcard Quiz. The Shark Dissection Lab Introduction will be this week. The Chapter 29 Review, the Review Invertebrate Worksheet and the Chapter 28 Test @70% should be completed this week. Check out my Shark Dissection Playlist on YouTube.
 
BIOLOGY IV: Open for Invertebrate Review and Testing
 
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "Bones, Brawn and Brains" will be shown Friday, 04/25/2014 @ 10:30
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "COSMOS #5 - Hiding the Light" Friday, 04/25/2014 @ 12:30
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Invertebrate Evolution Playlist
April 10, 2014
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BIOLOGY II: Seminar #7: Chapter 36 Tour Part I The Skeletal System & Integumentary Systems
Monday, 04/07/2014 @10:15 or Tuesday, 04/08/2014 @12:30
 
Read Chapter 36-1 to 36-2 (pages 920-932). This Seminar will begin with a 30 minute information session on the skeletal system.ppt (Skeletal System Web Show), the muscular system.ppt (Muscular System Web Show) and the integumentary system. Students not dissecting will exit and we will take a quick run through of the dissection procedures followed by an introduction to the Fetal Pig. Non-dissecting Students will complete the Skeletal System Lab, the Muscular System Lab. The Chapter 36 Review with a 70% on the Test, the Skeletal System Lab, the Muscular System Lab, should all be complete by the end of the week.
 
BIOLOGY II: Seminar #8: Chapter 36 Tour Part II " Muscular System"
Wednesday, 04/09/2014 @8:45 or Thursday, 04/10/2014 @12:30
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "Arthropods the Conquerors" will be shown Friday, 04/11/2014 @ 10:30
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "COSMOS #3 - Knowledge Conquered Fear" Friday, 04/11/2014 @ 12:30
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Body Systems Playlist
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BIOLOGY IV: Seminar #7: Chapter 28 Tour "Arthropods and Echinoderms"
Monday, 03/07/2014 @12:30 or Tuesday, 04/08/2014 @8:45
 
Read Chapter 28 (pages 714-739) before coming to seminar. Chapter 28-1 and 28-2 introduces the phylum Arthropoda. Section 28-3 covers the the largest, very diverse phylum Insecta. Please review the Arthropod and Echinoderm Notes PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 28 Flashcard Quiz. Go to Raven for more Arthropod reading. The Crayfish Dissection Lab and the Grasshopper Lab should be completed this week. Check out the Crayfish Dissection PPT, Crayfish Dissection Website. The Chapter 28 Review,, the Crustacean Worksheet, and the Chapter 28 Test @70% should be completed by spring break. Warch the following videos: Crayfish Dissection I, Crayfish Dissection II,
 
BIOLOGY IV: Seminar #8: Crayfish Tour , Crayfish PowerPoint and Crayfish Dissection Lab
BIOLOGY IV: Seminar #8: Grasshopper Dissection Lab
Wednesday, 04/09/2014 @12:30 or Thursday, 04/10/2014 @8:45
 
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "Arthropods the Conquerors" will be shown Friday, 04/11/2014 @ 10:30
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "COSMOS #3 - Knowledge Conquered Fear" Friday, 04/11/2014 @ 12:30
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Arthropod Playlist
April 5, 2014
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BIOLOGY II: Seminar #5: Chapter 25 Tour Part I "Introduction to Body Sysyems"
Read Chapter 35 (pages 890-914) before coming to seminar. We will begin with a 35-1 Summary (ppt). If you can not open the PowerPoint, try the 35-1 Summary Web. The Chapter 35 Review with a 70% test, and the Nervous System Worksheet need to be completed this week. Watch the BozemanBiology Nervous System Video. Practice both the Human Body Systems Overview and the Human Body Systems Summary.
 
BIOLOGY II: Seminar #6: Chapter 35 Tour Part II "The Nervous System"
 
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "The First Hunter" will be shown Friday, 04/04/2014 @ 10:30
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "COSMOS #2 -Things That Molecules Do" Friday, 04/04/2014 @ 12:30
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Body Systems Playlist
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BIOLOGY IV: Seminar #5: Chapter 27 Tour "Worms and Mollusks"
Read Chapter 27 (pages 682-709) before coming to seminar. Chapter 27-1 through 27-3 covers 3 phyla of worms; Platyhelminthes(flat), Nematoda(round) and Annelida(segnented). Section 27-4 covers the very diverse Phylum Mollusca.. Please review the Worms and Mollusks Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Worms and Mollusks Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 27 Flashcard Quiz. The Ascaris Worm Dissection Lab and the Earthworm Dissection Lab, the Mussel Dissection Lab and the Squid Dissection Lab will all be completed over the next two week. Female Ascaris Dissection PPT, Male Ascaris Cross Section, Female Ascaris Cross Section. The Chapter 27 Review, the Mussel Dissection Lab, the Squid Dissection Lab and the Chapter 27 Test @70% should be completed over the next two weeks. Check out the following videos: 20 worm/Mollusk Videos, Ascaris Dissection, Earthworm Dissection, Mussel Dissection, Squid Dissection
 
BIOLOGY IV: Seminar #6: Mussel Dissection Lab and Squid Dissection Lab
 
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "The First Hunter" will be shown Friday, 04/04/2014 @ 10:30
ANY SCIENCE CLASS: Video, "COSMOS #2 -Things That Molecules Do" Friday, 04/04/2014 @ 12:30
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Worms and Mollusks Playlist
March 28, 2014
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BIOLOGY II: Seminar #3: Chapter 12 Tour Part I "DNA and Replication"
Read Chapter 12 (pages 286-299) before coming to seminar. Review the structure and functions of three organic macromolecules (Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids). The BIG PICTURE of chapter 12. Briefly describe the experiments of Griffith, Avery, Hershey/Chase, Franklin, Watson/Crick and Chargaff to understand how they all have added to our knowledge of DNA. Identify how a sugar, a phosphate and nitrogenous bases form nucleotides which are the building blocks of the DNA double helix molecule. List the purines, the pyrimadines and practice the base pairing of Adenine to Thymine and Cytosine to Guanine. Describe the process of DNA replication. See DNA replication real time. Chapter 12 Review, CHNOPS Worksheet, DNA Structure Lab, and the Chapter 12 Test due by end of week. Check out BozemanBiology videos on DNA & RNA Part 1 and DNA & RNA Part 2
 
BIOLOGY II: Seminar #4: Chapter 12 Tour Part II "RNA and Protein Synthesis"
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DNA/RNA Protein Synthesis Playlist
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BIOLOGY IV: Seminar #3: Chapter 27 Tour "Worms and Mollusks"
Read Chapter 27 (pages 682-709) before coming to seminar. Chapter 27-1 through 27-3 covers 3 phyla of worms; Platyhelminthes(flat), Nematoda(round) and Annelida(segnented). Section 27-4 covers the very diverse Phylum Mollusca, which we will investigate next week. Please review the Worms and Mollusks Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Worms and Mollusks Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 27 Flashcard Quiz. The Ascaris Worm Dissection Lab and the Earthworm Dissection Lab should be completed this week. The Chapter 27 Review, the Squid Dissection Lab and the Chapter 27 Test @70% should be completed by next week. Check out the following videos: 20 worm/Mollusk Videos, Ascaris Dissection, Earthworm Dissection,
 
BIOLOGY IV: Seminar #4: Ascaris Worm Dissection Lab and Earthworm Dissection Lab
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Worms and Mollusks Playlist
March 21, 2014
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BIOLOGY II: Seminar #1: Chapter 11 Tour Part I "Introduction to Genetics"
Read Chapter 11 (pages 262-274) before coming to seminar. We will begin Genetics. Gregor Mendel used pea plants to put together a great story of how traits are inherited from parent to offspring. The chemical factors that determine traits are called genes. We will see how the segregation of alleles explains gametes coming together during fertilization to produce new offsrping. Genetics is all about probability. It will be important to use the Punnett Square to understand how homozygous and herterozygous alleles can be used to predict the genotype and the phenotype of offspring. The Chapter 11 Review, the Probability Worksheet, the Punnett Square worksheet, the Meiosis Lab and the Chapter 11 Test need to be completed by the end of the week. Check out BozemanBiology on Mendelian Genetics and Chromosomal Genetics.
 
BIOLOGY II: Seminar #2: Chapter 11 Tour Part II "Meiosis" and "Alien Genetics Lab"
 
The Chapter 11 Review, the Probability Worksheet, the Punnett Square worksheet, Alien Gentics Lab, the Meiosis Lab and the Chapter 11 Test need to be completed by the end of the week.
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Introduction to Genetics Playlist
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Geology Seminars Will Start March 24th
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BIOLOGY IV: Seminar #1: Chapter 26 Tour "Sponge and Cnidarians"
Read Chapter 26 (pages 656-675) before coming to seminar. We now begin a 2 month tour through the Animal Kingdom 95% of which are invertebrates. Chapter 26 introduces the animal kingdom and covers the form/function of sponges and cnidarians (hydra, jellyfish, sea anemone, coral). Please review the Sponges and Cnidarians Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Sponge and Cnidarians Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 26 Flashcard Quiz. The Chapter 26 Review, the Embryonic Development Worksheet, the Sponge Lab, the Hydra Lab, and the Chapter 26 Test @70% should be completed this week. Check out the following videos: Sea Sponges, Sponge Feeding, Sponge Reproduction, Super Jellyfish, Cnidarian Eating, Budding Hydra Animation, Coral Spawn, Coral Asexual Reproduction-Budding.
 
BIOLOGY IV: Seminar #2: "Embyronic Development" and Hydra Lab
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Embryonic Development Playlist
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Sponge and Cnidarian Playlist
March 15, 2014
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Chemistry: "Chemistry Review"
Read Chapter 5.1: Nature of Chemical Reactions, Chapter 5.2: Reaction Types and Chapter 5.3: Balancing Chemical Equations before coming to seminar. All notes, powerpoints and study guides for this unit are posted in the notes/reviews section. We start with a review of the atom and atomic theory. Once we can find the number of particles in an atom and draw the atom's diagram. We will look at how elements are arranged on the Periodic Table of Elements, including a periodic table test. Using the locations and groups of elements on the table, predicting how elements combine to form compounds becomes possible. We will balance chemical equations and investigate the types of chemical reations. We will review mixtures and solutions and add acids and bases to the mix. The May I Cut In? lab will investigate a single displacement, exothermic reaction and acids/bases. The 4th of July labwill give practice balancing equations and demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Mass. Practice notes/reviews often for success! The May I Cut In? Lab, the 4th of July Lab, the Chemistry Review, the Diagramming Atoms Activity, the Periodic Table Activity, the Mars Activity and the Chemistry Final Test need to be completed this week.
 
Chemistry: "Take Chemistry Final Test"
 
BIOLOGY III Seminar #14: Chapter 23 Tour "Roots/Stems/Leaves"
 
Read Chapter 23 (pages 578-5602) before coming to seminar. Chapter 23 covers specialized tissues in plants, roots/stems/leaves and transport in plants. Section 23-1 is a great overview of plant structure and tussues. Please review the Roots/Stems/Leaves Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Roots/Stems/Leaves Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. I have included a Chapter 23 Flashcard Quiz to practice. The Chapter 23 Review, the Plant Tissues Worksheet, the Root Structure Lab, the Stem Structure Lab, the Leaf Structure Lab, the Plant Tissues Project and the Chapter 23 Test @70% should be completed over the next two weeks. Check out the following videos: (Specialized Plant Tissues) (Water Movement In Plants) (Xylem) (Phloem Loading Source/Sink) (Transpiration Pull)
 
BIOLOGY III Seminar #15: Review Chapter 23 Roots/Stems/Leaves & Test Ch 23 & Assessment
March 6, 2014
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #12: Chapter 10 Tour "Cell Growth and Division"
Read Chapter 10 (pages 240-253) before coming to seminar. Chapter 10 begins with a section on Cell growth. The cell cycle can be broken into four parts; cell growth(G1 phase), DNA replication(S phase), preparation for mitosis(G2 phase) and cell division. The cell is in interphase(in-between) during all phases of cell cycle except cell division. Here's a review of the Stages of Mitosis. During cell division Mitosis (Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase) and cytokinesis occur. We will be looking at all the phases of mitosis with prepared slides. Students need to complete the Chapter 10 Review, the Mitosis Lab, the Cell Cycle Worksheet and take the Chapter 10 This week. Check out the BozemanBiology podcasts on Mitosis. The Khan Academy Phases Mitosis Video. Live Mitosis and Mitosis Dance Videos
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #13: "Cell Cycle and Mitosis"
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Cell Growth & Mitosis Playlist
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Chemistry Seminar #9: "Types of Chemical Reations and Balance Chemical Equations"
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Atoms and Molecules Playlist
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All students will need to plant their beans this week! Come in sometime this week and get a bean seed into one of the pots. The bean plant write-up will be givien to anyone planting a bean seed
 
BIOLOGY III: Seminar #12: Chapter 22 Tour "Plant Diversity"
Read Chapter 22 (pages 550-572) before coming to seminar. Chapter 22 introduces students to the Diversity of Plants. The four groups of plants covered in this chapter are Moss, Ferns, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. Please review the Plant Diversity Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Plant Diversity Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. The Chapter 22 Review, the Monocot/Dicot Worksheet, the Comparing Land Plants Lab, the Moss Fern Worksheet and the Chapter 22 Test @70% should be completed this week. Check out the following videos: (HistoryHimself's Tribute to Moss) (Moss Reproduction) (Seed Plants) (BozenaBiology Plant Evolution)
 
BIOLOGY III Seminar #13: Chapter 22 Review Moss and Fern Life Cycles
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Plant Diversity Playlist
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February 28, 2014
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #10: Chapter 9 Tour "Respiration" and "Cellular Respiration Avtivity"
Read Chapter 9 (pages 220-232) before coming to seminar. We will review the following from Chapter 8: A principal molecule that cells use to store and release energy is adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Photosynthesis is a series of reactions that plants use to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen. We will look at the role energy plays in living organisms and the relationship between autotrophs and heterotrophs. We will look at the big picture of how photosynthesis and respiration work together to enable living things to have energy. Photosynthesis is broken into the light reactions and the Calvin Cycle. The students will write a 4 paragraph essay telling the story of photosynthesis and repiration (the structures, the processes and the materials into/out of the reactions). I have included a great analogy image, a light reaction video and a Calvin cycle video. Practice the Chapter 8 Photosynthesis Flashcard Review. We will spend 30 minutes looking at Cellular Respiration, which can be broken into three processes. Gylcolysis, the Kreb Cycle and the Electron Transport Chain. The Chapter 8 Review, Green Plant Chromatography Lab, ATP Activity, Chapter 9 Review, Glycolysis lab, Cellular Respiration Worksheet, the Fermantation Lab, Mars Periodic Table Activity, and test should be completed by the end of next week. Check out the BozemanBiology Podcasts on Photosynthesis and Respiration. Spend some time watching the videos on my YouTube Photosynthisis Playlist and my Respiration Playlist on YouTube. The Respiration PowerPoint, the Photsynthesis and Respiration PowerPoint, and the Photosynthesis and Respiration Overview PowerPoint. Check out the Respiration Video.
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #11: "Cellular Respiration" Watch the Cellular Respiration Overview Video
Read Chapter 9 (pages 220-232) before coming to seminar. We will look at the big picture of how photosynthesis and respiration work together to enable living things to have energy. I have included a great analogy image, a light reaction video and a Calvin cycle video. We will spend 30 minutes looking at Cellular Respiration, which can be broken into three processes. Gylcolysis, the Kreb Cycle and the Electron Transport Chain. The Photosynthesis/Respiration (4 Paragraph) Essay, Cellular Respiration Worksheet and the Fermentation Lab, should be completed by the end of next week. Check out the BozemanBiology Podcasts on Photosynthesis and Respiration. Check out my Photosynthesis Playlist and my Respiration Playlist on YouTube. Practice the Chapter 9 Photosynthesis Flashcard Review.
"Photsynthesis/Respiration Overview"
"Photosynthesis/Cellular Respiration Essay, Review and Testing"
 
Chemistry Seminar #8: Chapter 3 Tour "Atoms and the Periodic Table"
Chemistry is the study of matter and how it changes. All notes, powerpoints and study guides for this unit are posted in the notes/reviews section. We start with an introduction to the atom and atomic theory. Once we can find the number of particles in an atom and draw the atom's diagram, we will look at how elements are arranged on the Periodic Table of Elements, including a periodic table test. Using the locations and groups of elements on the table, predicting how elements combine to form compounds becomes possible. We will balance chemical equations and investigate the types of chemical reations. We will review mixtures and solutions and add acids and bases to the mix. The May I Cut In? lab will investigate a single displacement, exothermic reaction and acids/bases. The 4th of July lab will give practice balancing equations and demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Mass. Practice notes/reviews often for success!
 
BIOLOGY III Seminar #10 & 11: Chapter 21 Tour "Fungi"
Read Chapter 21 (pages 526-542) before coming to seminar. Chapter 21 introduces students to the Fungi Kingdom. There are four phyla of fungi covered in this chapter. Phylum Zygomycota (mold), the Phylum Ascomycota (sac fungi), the Phylum Basidiomycota (club fungi) and the Phylum Deuteromycota (imperfect fungi). Please review the Fungi Kingdom Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Fungi Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. It will be important to know the structure of fungi, and how fungi reproduce. Please check out the World of Fungi video, WOW! Fungus Plant Growth video, Mushroom Time Lapse video, Insect With Fungus video. The Chapter 21 Review, The Fungi Worksheet, The Reproduction in Fungi Lab, and the Chapter 21 Test @70% should be completed this week.
 
February 22, 2014
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #8 :Chapter 8 "Photosynthesis Tour" and "ATP Activity"
Read Chapter 8 (pages 200-214) before coming to seminar. Telling a non-fiction story based on evidence/facts is vital in science. We will be begin with a quick lesson on writing a 5 paragraph essay. We will look at the role energy plays in living organisms and the relationship between autotrophs and heterotrophs. We will look at the big picture of how photosynthesis and respiration work together to enable living things to have energy. A principal molecule that cells use to store and release energy is adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Photosynthesis is a series of reactions that plants use to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen. Photosynthesis is broken into the light reactions and the Calvin Cycle. The students will write the story of photosynthesis (the structures, the processes and the materials into/out of the reactions). I have included a great analogy image, a light reaction video and a Calvin cycle video. The Chapter 8 Review, Green Plant Chromatography Lab, ATP Activity and test should be completed by the end of this week. Check out the BozemanBiology Podcasts on Photosynthesis and Respiration. Spend some time watching the videos on my YouTube Photosynthisis Playlist. Practice the Chapter 8 Photosynthesis Flashcard Review.
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #9: "Green Plant Chromatography Lab" and "Photosynthesis Activity"
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Photosynthesis Playlist
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Chemistry Seminar #6: Review Kinetic Theory and "Wicked Chemistry "
 
Chemistry Seminar #7: Chapter 2 Review "Matter" and Test
Read Chapter 2.1 What is Matter?, 2.2 Matter and Energy & 2.3 Properties of Matter before coming to Seminar. Matter is all the stuff around us that has mass an occupies space. Everything else is Energy. Matter is composed of moving 'little lumps' called molecules, which are made of atoms. A substance that is made of only one kind of atom is an element. There are 117 known elements. The Kinetic Theory assumes that way the molecules in a substance move determines the phase of the matter.  Solids, liquids and gases are the three states of matterPure substances are made of only one kind of material and have definite properties. Mixtures refer to combinations of two or more substances in which each substance retains its own properties. Heterogenous mixtures are not the same throughout. Homogenous mixtures are uniform throughout. Homogenous mixtures are also called solutions, however, the most common type of solution is described by a solid (the solute) dissolved in a liquid (the solvent). Physical properties can be observed or measured without changing the composition of matter. (appearance, texture, color, odor, melting/boiling point, density)   All changes of state (solid to liquid to gas) are physical changes. Chemical properties describe the way a substance may change or "react" to form other substances. Chemical changes, also known as chemical reactions, are when a substance is transformed into a chemically different substance. Students must complete the Heat vs. Temperaturte Lab.
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Introduction to Science Playlist
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All students will need to plant their beans this week! Come in sometime this week and get a bean seed into one of the pots. The bean plant write-up will be givien to anyone planting a bean seed
 
BIOLOGY III Seminar #8: Chapter 20 Review, "Arranging Protist Worksheet" and "Algae Lab"
Read Chapter 20 (pages 496-519) before coming to seminar. Chapter 20 investigates the Protist Kingdom. There are three groups of protists. The Animal-Like, the Plant-Like and the Fungus-Like protists. Please review the Kingdom Protista Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Protist Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. It will be important to know the way protists get energy, the way the they move and how they reproduce(asexually or sexually) . Please check out the protist videos on my Protist Playlist on YouTube and the Protist Video on Bozeman Biology. The Chapter 20 Review, The Arranging Protist Worksheet, The Algae Lab, the Protist Survey Lab and the Chapter 20 Test @70% should be completed this week.
 
BIOLOGY III Seminar #9: Chapter 20 Review "Protists" and Chapter 20 Test
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Protists Playlist
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February 15, 2014
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #6:Chapter 7 Tour and "Cell Structure and Function"
Read Chapter 7 (pages 168-193) before coming to seminar. Students will see the Introduction to Cells video trailer. We will cover a brief history of the cell and a fundamentail concept in biology known as The Cell Theory. It is important to understand the difference between prokaryote and eukaryote cells. Take a virtual interactive tour of the cell. After an information session on the Organelles of the Cell and a tour through the cell, we will review the differences and the similarities between plant cells and animal cells. These differences will be seen during the Cell Variation Lab. Students will have a few hours to make prepared slides of, observe and draw onion, cheek, potato and elodea cells. All slides must be checked and all drawings must be initialed by Mr. Logan in order to get any credit for them. The students will work on the Cell Variation Lab, the Chapter 7 Review, the Comparing Cells Worksheet. The Cell Variation Lab will continue through the next seminar.
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #7: ""Cell Variation Lab"
Read Chapter 7 (pages 168-193) before coming to seminar. This seminar will begin with a review of the Organelles of the Cell. Students will see short videos comparing Prokaryote vs. Eukaryote cells and the differences and similarities of plant cells and animal cells. Will practice the Organelles in cells and take a quiz over the names and functions of the organelles. The students will watch short video clips explaining diffusion and Osmosis followed by a video desribing passive and active transport. The Chapter 7 Review, Comparing Cells Worksheet, Cell Variation Lab and the Chapter 7 Test should be completed this week
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Cells: Structure and Function Playlist
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Chemistry Seminar #4: Chapter 2 Tour "Matter"
Read Chapter 2.1 What is Matter?, 2.2 Matter and Energy & 2.3 Properties of Matter before coming to Seminar. Matter is all the stuff around us that has mass an occupies space. Everything else is Energy. Matter is composed of moving 'little lumps' called molecules, which are made of atoms. A substance that is made of only one kind of atom is an element. There are 117 known elements. The Kinetic Theory assumes that way the molecules in a substance move determines the phase of the matter.  Solids, liquids and gases are the three states of matterPure substances are made of only one kind of material and have definite properties. Mixtures refer to combinations of two or more substances in which each substance retains its own properties. Heterogenous mixtures are not the same throughout. Homogenous mixtures are uniform throughout. Homogenous mixtures are also called solutions, however, the most common type of solution is described by a solid (the solute) dissolved in a liquid (the solvent). Physical properties can be observed or measured without changing the composition of matter. (appearance, texture, color, odor, melting/boiling point, density)   All changes of state (solid to liquid to gas) are physical changes. Chemical properties describe the way a substance may change or "react" to form other substances. Chemical changes, also known as chemical reactions, are when a substance is transformed into a chemically different substance. Students must complete the Heat vs. Temperaturte Lab.
 
Chemistry Seminar #5: "Heat vs. Temperature Lab"
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Introduction to Science Playlist
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All students will need to plant their beans this week! Come in sometime this week and get a bean seed into one of the pots. The bean plant write-up will be givien to anyone planting a bean seed
 
BIOLOGY III Seminar #6: Chapter 20 Tour "Protists"
Read Chapter 20 (pages 496-519) before coming to seminar. Chapter 20 investigates the Protist Kingdom. There are three groups of protists. The Animal-Like, the Plant-Like and the Fungus-Like protists. Please review the Kingdom Protista Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Protist Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. It will be important to know the way protists get energy, the way the they move and how they reproduce(asexually or sexually) . Please check out the protist videos on my Protist Playlist on YouTube and the Protist Video on Bozeman Biology. The Chapter 20 Review, The Arranging Protist Worksheet, The Algae Lab, the Protist Survey Lab and the Chapter 20 Test @70% should be completed Next week.
 
BIOLOGY III Seminar #7: "Protist Scavenger Hunt Lab"
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Protists Playlist
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February 5, 2014
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #4: Chapter 2 Tour: "Atoms and Molecules" 2.1 Nature of Matter & 2.2 Water
Read Chapter 2 (pages 34-53) before coming to seminar. Let's Consider Life. The seminar will beging with a review of The Chemistry of Life show. After reading 2.1 Nature of Matter & 2.2 Water students will be ready for biochemistry. We will begin this week by looking at a few Atom Notes. Each student will practice Finding The Parts of an Atom using the Composition and Reactions of Matter worksheet. After finding the parts, students will learn how to Diagram an Atom and Combining Elements leading to ionic and covalent bonds. The seminar will end with This seminar looks at some of the properties of water. A lesson on solutions and suspensions will be followed by Acids and Bases including the pH scale. Check out the Chapter 2 Flash Card Quiz. Both the Chapter 2 Review and the Composition and Rxs of Matter worksheet need to be completed, green slipped and handed in before students leave on Friday, 02/07/2014. The Chapter 2 Test needs to be completeted by the end of the week.
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #5: "Organic Molecules" 2.3 Carbon Compounds & 2.4 Reactions/Enzymes
Read Chapter 2 (pages 34-53) before coming to seminar. The seminar will beging with a review of The Chemistry of Life show, the properties of water. A review of solutions and suspensions will be followed by Acids and Bases including the pH scale. The rest of the seminar students will investigate the structure and funtions of three of the four organic macromolecules (Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids). The Chemistry of Carbohydrates lab, the Chemistry of Lipids lab and the Chemistry of Proteins lab need to be completed, green slipped and handed in before students leave on Friday, 02/07/2014. The Chapter 2 Test needs to be completed by the end of the week.
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Organic ChemistryPlaylist
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Chemistry Seminar #2: Chapter 1 Tour: Introduction to Science
Read Chapter 1.1 (pages 2-11), Chapter 1.2 (pages 12-19) and Chapter 1.3 (pages 20-26) before coming to seminar. It is time to consider the way we think and question. A New Wave of Reason. We will begin thinking in a rational/logical/scientific way. I want you to question everything, look for patterns and expect proof. The seminar will begin with a review of the Introduction to Science Show. We will write very large and very small numbers in scientific notation. It will practice converting metric measurements using fancy ones. we will begin using significant figures in our calculations. Then finally, will be reviewing graphing skills. After reviewing the skills of a scientist, the scientific method, the metric system and variables. Students should complete the math skills, the collecting lab, the measuring lab Chapter 1 Test by Friday, 02/07/2014.
 
Chemistry Seminar #3: "Measurements" Collecting Lab, the Measuring Lab
The seminar will begin with a review of the Introduction to Science Show. We will be measuring length, mass, and volume. We will then calculate density using numbers in scientific notation and reporting the solution in correct significant figures. After reviewing the skills of a scientist, the scientific method, the metric system and variables. Students should complete the math skills, the Collecting Lab, the Measuring Lab and the Chapter 1 Test by Friday, 02/07/2014.
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Introduction to Science Playlist
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All students will need to plant their beans this week! Come in sometime this week and get a bean seed into one of the pots. The bean plant write-up will be givien to anyone planting a bean seed
 
BIOLOGY III Seminar #4: Chapter 19 Tour "Bacteria" and "Identifying Bacteria Lab
Read Chapter 19 (pages 468-490) before coming to seminar. Chapter 19 has three sections. The first discusses bacteria. The second sections investigates the structure and lytic/lysogenic infections of viruses. The chapter closes with a look at the diseases caused by bacteria and viruses. Please use the Bacteria/Virus Notes PowerPoint or the Bacteria/Virus Notes Web if you do not have the PowerPoint program on your computer. The Chapter 19 Review, the Agents of Disease Worksheet, the Identifying Bacteria Lab and the Chapter 19 Test @70% should be completed this week. Check out the How Flu Attacks, the T4 Phage Virus Infecting a Bacteria and the Bacteria and Viruses on Bozeman Biology.
 
BIOLOGY III Seminar #5: "Viruses" and Agents of Disease Activity
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Bacteria and Viruses Playlist
January 31, 2014
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #2: Chapter 1 Tour: The Science of Biology Part I
Read Chapter 1 (pages 2-29) before coming to seminar.. Remember reading is a vital part of understanding the story being experienced so be prepared by reading the chapter. Check out the Introduction To Biology PowerPoint. Science is the Poetry of Reality. We look at the organization of matter into life and eventually the Universe. It is the Story of Everything. There will be a short information session covering the skills/methods and the tools of science. The Chapter 1 Review will be due this week. The Microscope lab will be introduced and must be completed this week.
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #3: The Science of Biology Part II & Microscope Lab
Read Chapter 1 (pages 2-29) before coming to seminar. Check out the Introduction To Biology PowerPoint. Watch The unbroken Thread. We will review/correct/collect the Microscope Lab and the Chapter 1 Review sheet. the seminar will end with the completion of the chapter 1 test. The Chapter 1 Review and the Microscope Lab need to be handed in, with a green slip stapled to them, by the end of the day Friday, 01/31/2014.
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Science of Biology Playlist
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Chemistry Seminar #2: Chapter 1 Tour: Introduction to Science
Read Chapter 1.1 (pages 2-11), Chapter 1.2 (pages 12-19) and Chapter 1.3 (pages 20-26) before coming to seminar. It is time to consider the way we think and question. A New Wave of Reason. We will begin thinking in a rational/logical/scientific way. I want you to question everything, look for patterns and expect proof. The seminar will begin with a review of the Introduction to Science Show. We will write very large and very small numbers in scientific notation. It will practice converting metric measurements using fancy ones. we will begin using significant figures in our calculations. Then finally, will be reviewing graphing skills. After reviewing the skills of a scientist, the scientific method, the metric system and variables. Students should complete the math skills, the collecting lab, the measuring lab Chapter 1 Test by Friday, 02/07/2014.
 
Chemistry Seminar #3: "Measurements" Collecting Lab, the Measuring Lab
The seminar will begin with a review of the Introduction to Science Show. We will be measuring length, mass, and volume. We will then calculate density using numbers in scientific notation and reporting the solution in correct significant figures. After reviewing the skills of a scientist, the scientific method, the metric system and variables. Students should complete the math skills, the Collecting Lab, the Measuring Lab and the Chapter 1 Test by Friday, 02/07/2014.
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Introduction to Science Playlist
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BIOLOGY III Seminar #2: Chapter 18 Tour "Classification"
Read Chapter 18 (pages 446-461) before coming to seminar. This chapter will cover why we classify, modern evolutionary classification and an introduction to domains and kingdoms. The Chapter 18 Review, the Dalmatian Lab, the Classification Lab and the Chapter 18 Test need to be completed.
 
BIOLOGY III Seminar #3: Chapter 18 "Dalmatian Lab"
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Classification Playlist
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January 24, 2014
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All Science Classes : Critical Thinking Day I "Intro to Critical Thinking?"
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All Science Classes : Critical Thinking Day I "Are You Stupid?"
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All Science Classes : Critical Thinking Day II "Becoming a Critical Thinker" 
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All Science Classes : Critical Thinking Day III "Making Logical Arguments"
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Critical Thinking Playlist
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Persuasion/Argument Playlist
 
January 2, 2014
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BIOLOGY 2 and Enrichment: "Urinary System Dissection & Reproductive System Dissection"
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Enrichment: "Urinary System Dissection & Reproductive System Dissection"
 
Read Chapter 35 (pages 890-914) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 47-53) before coming to seminar. We will begin with a 35-1 Summary (ppt). If you can not open the PowerPoint, try the 35-1 Summary Web. We will complete the Urinary system dissection and the reproductive system dissection. The Chapter 35 Review with a 70% test, the Urinary Dissection, the Reproductive Dissection, the Brain/Spine Dissection and the Nervous System Worksheet need to be completed before Christmas Break. Watch the BozemanBiology Nervous System Video. Practice both the Human Body Systems Overview and the Human Body Systems Summary.
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: "Brain/Spine Dissection"
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: "Open For Review and Testing"
 
Read Chapter 35 (pages 890-914) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 47-53) before coming to seminar. We will complete the brain and Spinal cord dissection. The Chapter 35 Review with a 70% test, the Urinary Dissection, the Reproductive Dissection, the Brain/Spine Dissection and the Nervous System Worksheet need to be completed before Christmas Break. Watch the BozemanBiology Nervous System Video. Practice both the Human Body Systems Overview and the Human Body Systems Summary.
December 16, 2013
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BIOLOGY 2 Seminar #12: Chapter 37-1 & 2 Tour Circulatory System
"Fetal Pig Neck and Upper Extrmities Circulatory Dissection"
Read Chapter 37-1 & 37-2 (pages 942-955) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 29-38) before coming to seminar. We will begin with an information session on the Circulatory System (ppt). This Circulatory System Video is a great review. Watch the BozemanBio Circulation video on YouTube. We will review the Cardiovascular Essay. We will begin the circulatory dissection with the neck and upper extremities. The Chapter 37 Review, Circulatory System Fetal Pig Dissection with vein and Artery quiz, the Cardiovacular Worksheet, and a cardiovascular essay need to be completed by the end of the week. Watch the Happy Days Pump Your Blood Video and the Circulatory Song video. Check out BozenanBiology video on the Circulatory System. Watch Circulation and the Heart on Khan Academy.
 
BIOLOGY 2 Seminar #12: Chapter 37-1 & 2 Tour Circulatory System
"Fetal Pig Neck and Upper Extrmities Circulatory Dissection"
Read Chapter 37-1 & 37-2 (pages 942-955) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 29-38) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 10 minute viewing of the BozemanBio Circulation video on YouTube. We will review information on the Circulatory System (ppt). This Circulatory System Video is a great review. We will review the Cardiovascular Essay. We will complete the circulatory dissection with the lower extremities. The Chapter 37 Review, Circulatory System Fetal Pig Dissection with vein and Artery quiz, the Cardiovacular Worksheet, and a cardiovascular essay need to be completed by the end of the week. Next week we will begin the Art/Science Body Systems Project. Students will be drawing life-sized body systems, earning units science/art units. Watch the Happy Days Pump Your Blood Video and the Circulatory Song video. Check out BozenanBiology video on the Circulatory system. Watch Circulation and the Heart on Khan Academy.
 
Friday: 12/13/2013 Open for Biology 2 review, Cardiovascular Essay help and Ch. 38 Testing
 
Body Systems Playlist
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Geology Seminar #12: Chapter 13 Tour "Plate Tectonics"
With the study of Minerals and Rocks behind us, it is time to continue our geology tour into plate tectonics. We will be covering readings from Chapter 5 topic #4, Chapter 13 topics #1-15, Chapter 14 topics #1-6, Chapter 15 topics #1-4. All topic questions listed will be collected. Please visit the website: Plate Tectonics In A Nutshell to see the big picture. Alfred Wegner's bold continental drift theory got the ball rolling. As evidence mounted, plate tectonics unified much of geology into one simple concept. Different plate boundaries driven by convection currents have and are shaping our Earth's surface. Geologists use earthquake waves, landforms, changes in magnetic polarity and volcanic rock information to piece the puzzle together. Use labs, readings and notes to learn the story. The Plate Tectonic Test will be a five page essay test. Each of the five essays will have topics, notes, links and a lab to help you get the information organized into a good story (the one page essay). Please get to work on the five plate tectonic essays ASAP.
 
Geology Seminar #13: Chapter 13 Review "Plate Tectonics"
 
Convection Current Lab and Plate Boundary Activity
 
Friday: 12/13/2013 Open all day for Plate Tectonic Essay Help
 
Plate Tectonics Playlist
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Astronomy Seminar #6: Star Color and H-R Diagrams
 
Astronomy Seminar #7: Doppler Effect, the Red Shift and the Big Bang
 
Astronomy Playlist
December 8, 2013
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BIOLOGY 2 Seminar #10: Chapter 37-3 Tour Repiratory System & "Upper Respiratory Dissection"
Read Chapter 37-3 (pages 956-963) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 25-28) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 30 minute information session on the Respiratory System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Respiratory System info as a Webpage. This Respiratory System Video is a great review. Watch the BozemanBio Respiratory System videos on YouTube. I will introduce the Cardiovascular Essay. We will begin the respiratory dissection with the neck. The Respiratory System Fetal Pig Dissection with words to know quiz, the Respiratory Worksheet, and a cardiovascular essay rough draft need to be completed by the end of the week. The Chapter 37 Review will not be accepted until next week. Check out BozenanBiology video on the respiratory system. Watch Lungs and Pulmonary on Khan Academy.
 
BIOLOGY 2 Seminar #11: Chapter 37-3 Tour Repiratory System & "Lower Respiratory Dissection"
Read Chapter 37-3 (pages 956-963) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 25-28) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 30 minute information session on the Respiratory System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Respiratory System info as a Webpage. This Respiratory System Video is a great review. Watch the BozemanBio Respiratory System videos on YouTube. I will introduce the Cardiovascular Essay. We will complete the respiratory dissection with the thoracic cavity. The Respiratory System Fetal Pig Dissection with words to know quiz, the Respiratory Worksheet, and a cardiovascular essay rough draft need to be completed by the end of the week. The Chapter 37 Review will not be accepted until next week. Check out BozenanBiology video on the respiratory system. Watch Lungs and Pulmonary on Khan Academy.
 
Friday: Open all day for Biology Make-up, review and Cardiovascular Essay help
 
Body Systems Playlist
 
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Geology Seminar #10: Chapter 5 Review "Rocks and the Rock Cycle"
Intro to Rocks (Topics #1-2)
Igneous Rocks (Topics #3-8)
Sedimentary Rocks (Topics #9-18)
Metamorphic Rocks (Topics #19-23)
 
Read Chapter 5 (pages 62-79) before coming to seminar. Now that we have the knowledge and the skills to identify minerals, it is time to move on to rocks. We will be performing an Igneous, a Sedimentary and a Metamorphic rock investigation. Be sure to read chapter 5 and restate/answer the chapter 5 topics 1-23. Spend some time checking out my Rock Review Trackstar. Check out the images of the Identifying Minerals Lab on my website. The Chapter 5 Topics, the Chapter 5 Worksheet, the Igneous Lab w/Quiz, the Sedimentary Lab w/Quiz, the Metamorphic Lab w/Quiz, the Chapter 5 Test and the Rock Practical need to be completed. Your success in this rock section is directly proportional to the time you spend reading and practicing the labs.
 
Geology Seminar #11: Chapter 5 Review "Rocks and the Rock Cycle"
Work on the Igneous, a Sedimentary and a Metamorphic rock investigation.
 
Friday: Open all day for the Rock Practical Test and the Chapter 5 Written Test
 
Earth and Geology Playlist
 
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Astronomy Seminar #4: Star Analysis
1. Review and Comet ISON Update 6 . Electromagnetic Spectrum
2. What's Up? for December 2013 7. Carl Sagan - Heavan and Hell
3. Nuclear Fusion - "Why Do Stars Shine?" 8. How do we know what stars are made of?
4. Light From the Core of the Sun 9. Spectrum of the Stars
5.Photon Walk Lab 10. Fingerprint of a Star Activity
   
Astronomy Seminar #4: The Life Cycle of the Stars
1. Review Light and Spectral Fingerprints 6. The Death of Stars
2. Show images of stars & compare their colors 7.
3. Star Color vs. Temperature 8.
4. Life Cycle of Stars 9.
5. H-R Diagram Activity 10.
   
Friday: Watch COSMOS #7 "Lives of Stars"
 
Astronomy Playlist
 
November 15, 2013
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Fetal Pig Dissection
BIOLOGY 2 Seminar #7: Chapter 38 Tour & "Salivary Glands and Oral Cavity Dissection"
Read Chapter 38 (pages 970-989) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 19-20) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 15 minute review of 4 macromolecules, DNA/RNA, protein synthesis and an information session on the Digestive System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Digestive System info as a Webpage. This Digestive System Video is a great review. Watch the stages of Digestion on YouTube. I will introduce the Path of a Big Mac Essay. (Big Mac Essay Words List) We will begin the digestive dissection with the salivary glands and the oral cavity should be complete before leaving for Thanksgiving break. Check out BozemanBiology video on Nutrition and Digestion. Try this Burger Flash! to practice the Path of a Big Mac. Check out The Pig Dissection Videos on Youtube@loganAskWhy!
 
BIOLOGY 2 Seminar #8: "Digestive System Dissection" and "Excretory System"
Read Chapter 36-1 to 36-2 (pages 920-932) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 19-20) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 15 minute information session on the Digestive System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Digestive System info as a Webpage. This Digestive System Video is a great review. Watch the stages of Digestion on YouTube. I will introduce the Path of a Big Mac Essay. (Big Mac Essay Words List) We will begin the digestive dissection with the salivary glands and the oral cavity. The Digestive System Fetal Pig Dissection, the Digestion Worksheet, the Excretory Worksheet and the Chapter 38 Review with 70% on the Test should all be complete by Thanksgiving. Check out BozenamBiology video on Nutrition and Digestion. Try this Burger Flash! to practice the Path of a Big Mac. Check out The Pig Dissection Videos on Youtube@loganAskWhy!
 
BIOLOGY 2 Seminar #9: "Digestive System Dissection" and "Excretory System"
Read Chapter 36-1 to 36-2 (pages 920-932) The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 19-20) before coming to seminar. We will review information on the Digestive System (ppt), Digestive System Webpage and review the information on the Excretory System (ppt), Excretory System Webpage. A great 4 minute Urinary/Nephron Video. This Digestive System Video is a great review. Watch the stages of Digestion on YouTube. Discuss the Path of a Big Mac Essay. (Big Mac Essay Words List) Students need to complete the Digestive System Fetal Pig Dissection, the Digestion Worksheet, the Excretory Worksheet and the Chapter 38 Review with 70% on the Test should all be complete before leaving for Thanksgiving break. Check out BozemanBiology video on Nutrition and Digestion. Try this Burger Flash! to practice the Path of a Big Mac. Check out The Pig Dissection Videos on Youtube@loganAskWhy!
 
Geology Seminar #7: Review "Minerals" & "Mineral Lab" Take Ch 4 Test and Mineral Practical
Read Chapter 4 (pages 46-57) before coming to seminar. Students must restate and answer the Topics 1-9 on their own. We will be identifying minerals by using an arsenal of observations/tests. Before the Mineral Lab we will do the Specific Gravity Lab. Images of the Specific Gravity Lab. Students will then begin testing and identifying 30 rock-forming minerals. The Mineral Identification Lab should be completed within 2 weeks. Images of the Mineral Lab. Reread chapter 4 (pages 53-57) EVERY DAY! Practice the Mineral Notes, and put in lots of time practicing the minerals in your kit. Check out The Mineral Project Website. It has a mineral search, mineral identification notes, and a large database of minerals. Check out Minerals for more information. The Chapter 4 Topics, the Specific Gravity Lab chapter 4 worksheet, Chapter 4 Vocab Quiz @100%, Identification of Minerals Lab, Chapter 4 Test and a Mineral Practical all need to be completed.
 
Geology Seminar #8: Chapter 5 Tour "Rocks and the Rock Cycle"
Read Chapter 5 (pages 62-79) before coming to seminar. Now that we have the knowledge and the skills to identify minerals, it is time to move on to rocks. We will be performing an Igneous, a Sedimentary and a Metamorphic rock investigation. Be sure to read chapter 5 and restate/answer the chapter 5 topics 1-23. Spend some time checking out my Rock Review Trackstar. Check out the images of the Identifying Minerals Lab on my website. The Chapter 5 Topics, the Chapter 5 Worksheet, the Igneous Lab w/Quiz, the Sedimentary Lab w/Quiz, the Metamorphic Lab w/Quiz, the Chapter 5 Test and the Rock Practical need to be completed After Thanksgiving. Your success in this rock section is directly proportional to the time you spend reading and practicing the labs.
 
Geology Seminar #9:Review "Rocks and the Rock Cycle" Show "Inside Planet Earth"
 
Astronomy Seminar #1: Introduction To Astronomy
 
1. Welcome 6. Cosmic Voyage "Powers of 10"
2. Matter from the Stars 7. Dare to Know
3. Big Bang, Star, Star, Sun, Earth 8. www.loganaskwhy.com
4. We Are The Universe 9. Comet ISON
5. EM Spectrum, Light Speed, Distances 10. Star Charts, Satellites, Northern Lights
 
Astronomy Seminar #2: What's Up With Comet ISON
 
The Story of Comets Through History and The Story of Comet ISON
November 15, 2013
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Fetal Pig Dissection
 
BIOLOGY 2 Seminar #5: Chapter 36 Tour The Skeletal, Muscular & Integumentary Systems
External Fetal Pig Dissection, Skeletal System, Muscular System
Read Chapter 36-1 to 36-2 (pages 920-932) & the Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 1-7) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 30 minute information session on the skeletal system.ppt (Skeletal System Web Show), the muscular system.ppt (Muscular System Web Show) and the integumentary system. Students not dissecting will exit and we will take a quick run through of the dissection procedures followed by an introduction to the Fetal Pig. Non-dissecting Students will complete the Skeletal System Lab, the Muscular System Lab and dissecting students will begin identifying the External Structures of their fetal pig. Check out the External Fetal Pig Video and the External Fetal Pig Video Quiz. The Chapter 36 Review with a 70% on the Test, the Skeletal System Lab, the Muscular System Lab, the External Pig Dissection and the Gastrocnemius Dissection should all be complete by the end of the week. Check out The Pig Dissection Videos on Youtube@loganAskWhy!
 
BIOLOGY 2 Seminar #6: "Gastrocnemius, Fetal Pig Muscle Dissection"
Read Chapter 36-1 to 36-2 (pages 920-932) & the Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 1-7) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 30 minute information session on the skeletal system.ppt (Skeletal System Web Show), the muscular system.ppt (Muscular System Web Show) and the integumentary system. Dissecting students will complete the gastrocnemius dissection and non-dissecting students will complete the Skeletal System Lab, the Muscular System Lab. The Chapter 36 Review with a 70% on the Test, the Skeletal System Lab, the Muscular System Lab, the External Pig Dissection and the Gastrocnemius Dissection should all be complete by the end of the week. Check out The Pig Dissection Videos on Youtube@loganAskWhy!
 
Geology Seminar #5: Chapter 4 Review "Identification of Minerals" & "Mineral Identification Lab"
Read Chapter 4 (pages 46-57) before coming to seminar. Students must restate and answer the Topics 1-9 on their own. We will be identifying minerals by using an arsenal of observations/tests. Before the Mineral Lab we will do the Specific Gravity Lab. Images of the Specific Gravity Lab. Students will then begin testing and identifying 30 rock-forming minerals. The Mineral Identification Lab should be completed within 2 weeks. Images of the Mineral Lab. Reread chapter 4 (pages 53-57) EVERY DAY! Practice the Mineral Notes, and put in lots of time practicing the minerals in your kit. Check out The Mineral Project Website. It has a mineral search, mineral identification notes, and a large database of minerals. Check out Minerals for more information. The Chapter 4 Topics, the Specific Gravity Lab chapter 4 worksheet, Chapter 4 Vocab Quiz @100%, Identification of Minerals Lab, Chapter 4 Test and a Mineral Practical all need to be completed.
 
Geology Seminar #6: "Mineral Identification Lab"
 
Complete the Identification of Minerals Lab
 
Friday: Open all Day for the Bio2 Ch. 36 Test and the Geology Ch. 4 Test & Mineral Practical
 
November 9, 2013
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BIOLOGY 2 Seminar #3: Chapter 12 Tour Part I "DNA and Replication"
Read Chapter 12 (pages 286-299) before coming to seminar. Review the structure and functions of three organic macromolecules (Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids). The BIG PICTURE of chapter 12. Briefly describe the experiments of Griffith, Avery, Hershey/Chase, Franklin, Watson/Crick and Chargaff to understand how they all have added to our knowledge of DNA. Identify how a sugar, a phosphate and nitrogenous bases form nucleotides which are the building blocks of the DNA double helix molecule. List the purines, the pyrimadines and practice the base pairing of Adenine to Thymine and Cytosine to Guanine. Describe the process of DNA replication. See DNA replication real time. Chapter 12 Review, CHNOPS Worksheet, DNA Structure Lab, and the Chapter 12 Test due by end of week. Check out BozemanBiology videos on DNA & RNA Part 1 and DNA & RNA Part 2
 
BIOLOGY 2 Seminar #4: Chapter 12 Tour Part II "RNA and Protein Synthesis"
Read Chapter 12 (pages 286-299) before coming to seminar. We will begin by looking at the differnces between DNA and RNA. The three types of RNA are messenger (mRNA), transfer (tRNA) and ribosomal (rRNA). We will see how DNA transcription occurs. See DNA transcription real time. Next we will investigate translation. See translation real time. The fundamental idea is to copy the DNA code and using RNA, synthesize protein (polypeptide chain), using a genecode. We will investigate the kinds of mutations. Complete the Chapter 12 Review, CHNOPS Worksheet, DNA Structure Lab, and the Chapter 12 Test this week. Check out BozemanBiology videos on DNA Transcription and Translation and Mutations. Khan Academy DNA/RNA.
 
Geology Seminar #2: Chapter 4 Tour "Identification of Minerals"
Read Chapter 4 (pages 46-57) before coming to seminar. Students must restate and answer the Topics 1-9 on their own. We will be identifying minerals by using an arsenal of observations/tests. Before the Mineral Lab we will do the Specific Gravity Lab. Images of the Specific Gravity Lab. Students will then begin testing and identifying 30 rock-forming minerals. The Mineral Identification Lab should be completed within 2 weeks. Images of the Mineral Lab. Reread chapter 4 (pages 53-57) EVERY DAY! Practice the Mineral Notes, and put in lots of time practicing the minerals in your kit. Check out The Mineral Project Website. It has a mineral search, mineral identification notes, and a large database of minerals. Check out Minerals for more information. The Chapter 4 Topics, the Specific Gravity Lab chapter 4 worksheet, Chapter 4 Vocab Quiz @100%, Identification of Minerals Lab, Chapter 4 Test and a Mineral Practical all need to be completed.
 
Geology Seminar #4: Chapter 4 Tour Review and "Specific Gravity Lab"
Cpmplete the Specific Gravity Lab and Introduce the Identification of Minerals Lab
 
Friday: Open all Day for the Biology 2 Chapter 12 Test and the Geology Chapter 3 Test
November 2, 2013
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BIOLOGY 2 Seminar #1: Chapter 11 Tour Part I "Introduction to Genetics"
Read Chapter 11 (pages 262-274) before coming to seminar. We will begin Genetics. Gregor Mendel used pea plants to put together a great story of how traits are inherited from parent to offspring. The chemical factors that determine traits are called genes. We will see how the segregation of alleles explains gametes coming together during fertilization to produce new offsrping. Genetics is all about probability. It will be important to use the Punnett Square to understand how homozygous and herterozygous alleles can be used to predict the genotype and the phenotype of offspring. The Chapter 11 Review, the Probability Worksheet, the Punnett Square worksheet, the Meiosis Lab and the Chapter 11 Test need to be completed by the end of the week. Check out BozemanBiology on Mendelian Genetics and Chromosomal Genetics.
 
BIOLOGY 2 Seminar #2: Chapter 11 Tour Part II "Meiosis" and "Alien Genetics Lab"
 
The Chapter 11 Review, the Probability Worksheet, the Punnett Square worksheet, Alien Gentics Lab, the Meiosis Lab and the Chapter 11 Test need to be completed by the end of the week.
 
Geology Seminar #1: Intro to Geology & Chapter 3 Tour: "Atoms to Minerals"
Read Chapter 3 (pages 28-417) before coming to seminar. Over the six weeks, we will be studying Geology. While reading chapter 3, students need to restate and answer Chapter 3 Topic Questions #1-15. Students will need to complete the Chapter 3 Worksheet, the Crystal Systems Lab and the Chapter 3 Test @70% by the end of this week. The next few weeks we will be identifying minerals by using an arsenal of observations/tests. Before the Mineral Lab we will do the Specific Gravity Lab. Students will then begin testing and identifying 30 rock-forming minerals. The Mineral Lab as seen on Logan's Mineral Lab website should be completed within two weeks. During the Mineral Lab Reread chapter 4 (pages 53-57) EVERY DAY! Practice the Mineral Notes, and put in lots of time practicing the minerals in your kit. Check out The Mineral Project Website. It has a mineral search, mineral identification notes, and a large database of minerals. Check out Minerals for more information. Each student will need to complete mineral practical test and a mineral written (chapter 4) test within the next three weeks.
 
Geology Seminar #2: "Crystal Systems Lab"
Read Chapter 3 (pages 28-417) before coming to seminar. While reading chapter 3, students need to restate and answer Chapter 3 Topic Questions #1-15. Students will need to complete the Chapter 3 Worksheet, the Crystal Systems Lab and the Chapter 3 Test @70% by the end of this week.
 
Friday: Open all Day for the Biology 2 Chapter 11 Test and the Geology Chapter 3 Test
October 26, 2013
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #12: Chapter 10 Tour "Cell Growth and Division"
Read Chapter 10 (pages 240-253) before coming to seminar. Chapter 10 begins with a section on Cell growth. The cell cycle can be broken into four parts; cell growth(G1 phase), DNA replication(S phase), preparation for mitosis(G2 phase) and cell division. The cell is in interphase(in-between) during all phases of cell cycle except cell division. Here's a review of the Stages of Mitosis. During cell division Mitosis (Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase) and cytokinesis occur. We will be looking at all the phases of mitosis with prepared slides. Students need to complete the Chapter 10 Review, the Mitosis Lab, the Cell Cycle Worksheet and take the Chapter 10 This week. Check out the BozemanBiology podcasts on Mitosis. The Khan Academy Phases Mitosis Video. Live Mitosis and Mitosis Dance Videos
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #13: "The Mitosis Lab"
 
Chemistry Seminar #12: Chemistry Review "Atoms, Molecules, Periodic Table"
Chemistry is the study of matter and how it changes. All notes, powerpoints and study guides for this unit are posted in the notes/reviews section. We start with an introduction to the atom and atomic theory. Once we can find the number of particles in an atom and draw the atom's diagram. We will look at how elements are arranged on the Periodic Table of Elements, including a periodic table test. Using the locations and groups of elements on the table, predicting how elements combine to form compounds becomes possible. We will balance chemical equations and investigate the types of chemical reations. We will review mixtures and solutions and add acids and bases to the mix. The May I Cut In? lab will investigate a single displacement, exothermic reaction and acids/bases. The 4th of July labwill give practice balancing equations and demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Mass. Practice notes/reviews often for success! The May I Cut In? Lab, the 4th of July Lab, the Chemistry Review, the Diagramming Atoms Activity, the Periodic Table Activity, the Mars Activity and the Chemistry Test need to be completed this week.
 
Chemistry Seminar #13: Chemistry Review "Chemical Reactions and Equations"
 
Open all Day for the Biology 1 Chapter 10 Test, Biology 1 Final and the Chemistry Final
October 18, 2013
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #10: Chapter 9 Tour "Respiration" and "Cellular Respiration Avtivity"
Read Chapter 9 (pages 220-232) before coming to seminar. We will review the following from Chapter 8: A principal molecule that cells use to store and release energy is adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Photosynthesis is a series of reactions that plants use to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen. We will look at the role energy plays in living organisms and the relationship between autotrophs and heterotrophs. We will look at the big picture of how photosynthesis and respiration work together to enable living things to have energy. Photosynthesis is broken into the light reactions and the Calvin Cycle. The students will write a 4 paragraph essay telling the story of photosynthesis and repiration (the structures, the processes and the materials into/out of the reactions). I have included a great analogy image, a light reaction video and a Calvin cycle video. Practice the Chapter 8 Photosynthesis Flashcard Review. We will spend 30 minutes looking at Cellular Respiration, which can be broken into three processes. Gylcolysis, the Kreb Cycle and the Electron Transport Chain. The Chapter 8 Review, Green Plant Chromatography Lab, ATP Activity, Chapter 9 Review, Glycolysis lab, Cellular Respiration Worksheet, the Fermantation Lab, Mars Periodic Table Activity, and test should be completed by the end of next week. Check out the BozemanBiology Podcasts on Photosynthesis and Respiration. Spend some time watching the videos on my YouTube Photosynthisis Playlist and my Respiration Playlist on YouTube. The Respiration PowerPoint, the Photsynthesis and Respiration PowerPoint, and the Photosynthesis and Respiration Overview PowerPoint. Check out the Respiration Video.
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #11: Fermentation Lab, Check out the Fermentation Videos.
 
BIOLOGY I: "Cellular Respiration" Watch the Cellular Respiration Overview Video
Read Chapter 9 (pages 220-232) before coming to seminar. We will look at the big picture of how photosynthesis and respiration work together to enable living things to have energy. I have included a great analogy image, a light reaction video and a Calvin cycle video. We will spend 30 minutes looking at Cellular Respiration, which can be broken into three processes. Gylcolysis, the Kreb Cycle and the Electron Transport Chain. The Photosynthesis/Respiration (4 Paragraph) Essay, Cellular Respiration Worksheet and the Fermentation Lab, should be completed by the end of next week. Check out the BozemanBiology Podcasts on Photosynthesis and Respiration. Check out my Photosynthesis Playlist and my Respiration Playlist on YouTube. Practice the Chapter 9 Photosynthesis Flashcard Review.
"Photsynthesis/Respiration Overview"
"Photosynthesis/Cellular Respiration Essay, Review and Testing"
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Chemistry Seminar #10: Chapter 3 "Chemistry Review" Tour "Atoms and the Periodic Table"
Chemistry is the study of matter and how it changes. All notes, powerpoints and study guides for this unit are posted in the notes/reviews section. We start with an introduction to the atom and atomic theory. Once we can find the number of particles in an atom and draw the atom's diagram. We will look at how elements are arranged on the Periodic Table of Elements, including a periodic table test. Using the locations and groups of elements on the table, predicting how elements combine to form compounds becomes possible. We will balance chemical equations and investigate the types of chemical reations. We will review mixtures and solutions and add acids and bases to the mix. The May I Cut In? lab will investigate a single displacement, exothermic reaction and acids/bases. The 4th of July labwill give practice balancing equations and demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Mass. Practice notes/reviews often for success! The May I Cut In? Lab, the 4th of July Lab, the Chemistry Review, the Diagramming Atoms Activity, the Periodic Table Activity, the Mars Activity and the Chemistry Test need to be completed this week.
 
Chemistry Seminar #11: "4th of July Lab "
October 5, 2013
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Slippery Ann Elk Observing Seminar
 
Slippery Ann Elk Observing Field Trip
 
Science is "Ketchup Only" for the rest of the week.
September 27, 2013
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #8: Chapter 8 "Photosynthesis Tour" and "ATP Activity"
Read Chapter 8 (pages 200-214) before coming to seminar. Telling a non-fiction story based on evidence/facts is vital in science. We will be begin with a quick lesson on writing a 5 paragraph essay. I will show Black Hole to begin the story telling. We will look at the role energy plays in living organisms and the relationship between autotrophs and heterotrophs. We will look at the big picture of how photosynthesis and respiration work together to enable living things to have energy. A principal molecule that cells use to store and release energy is adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Photosynthesis is a series of reactions that plants use to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen. Photosynthesis is broken into the light reactions and the Calvin Cycle. The students will write the story of photosynthesis (the structures, the processes and the materials into/out of the reactions). I have included a great analogy image, a light reaction video and a Calvin cycle video. The Chapter 8 Review, Green Plant Chromatography Lab, ATP Activity and test should be completed by the end of this week. Check out the BozemanBiology Podcasts on Photosynthesis and Respiration. Spend some time watching the videos on my YouTube Photosynthisis Playlist. Practice the Chapter 8 Photosynthesis Flashcard Review.
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #9: "Green Plant Chromatography Lab"
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Chemistry Seminar #8: Chapter 3 Tour "Atoms and the Periodic Table"
Chemistry is the study of matter and how it changes. All notes, powerpoints and study guides for this unit are posted in the notes/reviews section. We start with an introduction to the atom and atomic theory. Once we can find the number of particles in an atom and draw the atom's diagram, we will look at how elements are arranged on the Periodic Table of Elements, including a periodic table test. Using the locations and groups of elements on the table, predicting how elements combine to form compounds becomes possible. We will balance chemical equations and investigate the types of chemical reations. We will review mixtures and solutions and add acids and bases to the mix. The May I Cut In? lab will investigate a single displacement, exothermic reaction and acids/bases. The 4th of July lab will give practice balancing equations and demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Mass. Practice notes/reviews often for success!
 
Chemistry Seminar #9: "May I Cut In?"
September 20, 2013
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #6: Chapter 7 Tour and "Cell Structure and Function"
Read Chapter 7 (pages 168-193) before coming to seminar. Look at the Elements of Life. Students will see the Introduction to Cells video trailer. We will cover a brief history of the cell and a fundamentail concept in biology known as The Cell Theory. It is important to understand the difference between prokaryote and eukaryote cells. Take a virtual interactive tour of the cell. After an information session on the Organelles of the Cell we will take a guided tour of the cell then a silent, review tour through the cell and take a quiz over the names and functions of the organelles. We will review the differences and the similarities between plant cells and animal cells. These differences will be seen during the Cell Variation Lab. Students will have a few hours to make prepared slides of, observe and draw onion, cheek, potato and elodea cells. All slides must be checked and all drawings must be initialed by Mr. Logan in order to get any credit for them. The students will work on the Cell Variation Lab, the Chapter 7 Review, the Comparing Cells Worksheet. The Cell Variation Lab will continue through the next seminar.
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #7: "Cell Variation Lab"
Read Chapter 7 (pages 168-193) before coming to seminar. This seminar will begin with a review of the Organelles of the Cell. Students will see short videos comparing Prokaryote vs. Eukaryote cells and the differences and similarities of plant cells and animal cells. Will practice the Organelles in cells and take a quiz over the names and functions of the organelles. We will review the Fluid Mosaic Model of the call membrane. The students will watch short video clips explaining diffusion and Osmosis followed by a video desribing passive and active transport. The Chapter 7 Review, Comparing Cells Worksheet, Cell Variation Lab and the Chapter 7 Test should be completed this week
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Chemistry Seminar #6: Chapter 2 Tour and "Heat vs. Temperature Lab"
Read Chapter 2: Section 2.1, Section 2.2, Section 2.3 (pages 36-61) before coming to seminar.The Chapter 2 Tour will cover Matter. Matter is all the stuff around us that has mass an occupies space. Everything else is Energy. Matter is composed of moving 'little lumps' called molecules, which are made of atoms. A substance that is made of only one kind of atom is an element. There are 117 known elements. Check out the Elements of Life. The Kinetic Theory assumes that way the molecules in a substance move determines the phase of the matter.  Solids, liquids and gases are the three states of matterPure substances are made of only one kind of material and have definite properties. Mixtures refer to combinations of two or more substances in which each substance retains its own properties. Heterogenous mixtures are not the same throughout. Homogenous mixtures are uniform throughout. Homogenous mixtures are also called solutions, however, the most common type of solution is described by a solid (the solute) dissolved in a liquid (the solvent). Physical properties can be observed or measured without changing the composition of matter. (appearance, texture, color, odor, melting/boiling point, density)   All changes of state (solid to liquid to gas) are physical changes. Chemical properties describe the way a substance may change or "react" to form other substances. Chemical changes, also known as chemical reactions, are when a substance is transformed into a chemically different substance. Students must complete the Heat vs. Temperaturte Lab.
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Chemistry Seminar #7: "Wicked Chemistry "
Students must complete the Wicked Chemistry Lab, the Heat vs. Temperature Lab, the chapter 2 Review, take the Kinetic Theory Quiz and the Chapter 2 Test this week.
September 13, 2013
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #4: Chapter 2 Tour and "Atoms"
Read Chapter 2 (pages 34-53) before coming to seminar. Let's Consider Life. The seminar will beging with a review of The Chemistry of Life show. We will begin this week by looking at a few Atom Notes. Each student will practice Finding The Parts of an Atom using the Composition and Reactions of Matter worksheet. After finding the parts, students will learn how to Diagram an Atom. The Atomic Structure and Bonding worksheet will give students practice diagramming atoms and the Counting Atoms worksheet helps students recognize and understand molecular formulas. The seminar will end with a lesson on Combining Elements leading to ionic and covalent bonds. Check out the Chapter 2 Flash Card Quiz. Both the Chapter 2 Review and the Composition and Rxs of Matter worksheet need to be completed, green slipped and handed in before students leave on Friday, 09/13/13. The Chapter 2 Test needs to be completeted by the end of the week.
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #5: "Organic Molecules"
Read Chapter 2 (pages 34-53) before coming to seminar. The seminar will beging with a review of The Chemistry of Life show. This seminar looks at some of the properties of water. A lesson on solutions and suspensions will be followed by Acids and Bases including the pH scale. The rest of the seminar students will investigate the structure and funtions of three of the four organic macromolecules (Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids). The Chemistry of Carbohydrates lab, the Chemistry of Lipids lab and the Chemistry of Proteins lab need to be completed, green slipped and handed in before students leave on Friday, 09/13/13. The Chapter 2 Test needs to be completed by the end of the week.
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Chemistry Seminar #4: "Math Skills"
It is time to consider the way we think and question. A New Wave of Reason. We will begin thinking in a rational/logical/scientific way. I want you to question everything, look for patterns and expect proof. I will be sending texts (LoganAlerts) to all students/teachers/parents who give me their cell phone # and carrier name. Please e-mail or see me if you want a LoganAlert! The seminar will begin with a review of the Introduction to Science Show. We will write very large and very small numbers in scientific notation. It will practice converting metric measurements using fancy ones. we will begin using significant figures in our calculations. The finally, will be reviewing graphing skills. After reviewing the skills of a scientist, the scientific method, the metric system and variables. Students should complete the math skills, the collecting lab, the measuring lab Chapter 1 Test by Friday, 9/13/2013.
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Chemistry Seminar #5: "Measurements"
The seminar will begin with a review of the Introduction to Science Show. We will be measuring length, mass, and volume. We will then calculate density using numbers in scientific notation and reporting the solution in correct significant figures. After reviewing the skills of a scientist, the scientific method, the metric system and variables. Students should complete the math skills, the collecting lab, the measuring lab and the Chapter 1 Test by Friday, 9/13/2013.
September 5, 2013
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #2: The Science of Biology Part I
Read Chapter 1 (pages 2-29) before coming to seminar.. Remember reading is a vital part of understanding the story being experienced so be prepared by reading the chapter. Check out the Introduction To Biology PowerPoint. Science is the Poetry of Reality. We look at the organization of matter into life and eventually the Universe. It is the Story of Everything. There will be a short information session covering the skills/methods and the tools of science. The Chapter 1 Review will be due this week. The Microscope lab will be introduced and must be completed this week.
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #3: The Science of Biology Part II & Microscope Lab
Read Chapter 1 (pages 2-29) before coming to seminar. Check out the Introduction To Biology PowerPoint. Watch The unbroken Thread. We will review/correct/collect the Microscope Lab and the Chapter 1 Review sheet. the seminar will end with the completion of the chapter 1 test. The Chapter 1 Review and the Microscope Lab need to be handed in, with a green slip stapled to them, by the end of the day Friday, 09/06/13.
 
Chemistry Seminar #2: The Hindenberg Reenactment
Welcome to PGEC we will start the year off with a reenactment of the Hindenburg disaster. We will begin with a brief introduction to atoms and the conservation of matter. The difference between a physical change and a chemical change will be discussed. We will compare the types of chemical reactions and distinguish between exothermic and endothermic. With the introduction to chemistry out of the way, we will discuss the characteristics of the airship, watch the footage of the Hindenburg disaster with commentary by Herbert Morrison, discuss the dangerous properties of hydrogen, look at hydrogen use today and discuss other disasters throughout history.
 
Chemistry 1 Seminar #3: Pretesting
All Chemisrty students need to complete the Chemistry Pretest.
 
Friday: open all day for Biology 1 Chapter 1 Testing and Chemistry 1 Pre-Testing
August 28, 2013
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New Students Orientation (AM) All Student Orientation (PM)
 
Welcome...Who are You/Am I? (15 Billion Years in the making)
The Big Picture (cloning and the possible Humans that could be)
Syllabus/Cell #/e-mails
www.loganaskwhy.com
What We Wonder About
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #1: Biology Introduction
Review LoganAskWhy.com
Review LoganAskWhy.com
The Big Biology Picture
The Big Chemistry Picture
Biology 1 Course Outline
Chemistry 1 Course Outline
August 25, 2013
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All BIOLOGY (1-4) District Assessmant Testing:
Open All Week For Testing
 
Field Trip to StarBase to use 3D-Printer
Open All Afternoon For Testing
May 26, 2013
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Chapter 31 Walk-Through
 
The Story of Great Falls (Dinos, Volcanoes, Glaciers, Floods)
 
Field Trip to Lost Lake and Fort Benton
 
Open all day for Egg Lab and Bird Adaptations Lab
May 19 , 2013
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BIOLOGY IV: Chapter 30 Tour "Fish and Amphibians"
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This is Shark Week. We will be dissecting the dogfish shark all week.
 
Squalus Acanthias
 
 
External Shark Anatomy
 
Shark Musclature and Digestion
 
Shark Urogenital and Nervous and Chapter 30 Testing
May 10, 2013
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BIOLOGY IV: Chapter 29 Tour "Invertebrate Evolution"
Read Chapter 29 (pages 744-758) before coming to seminar. Chapter 29-1 discusses invertebrate evolution. Section 29-2 covers the form and function in invertebrates. Please review the Comparing Invertebrate Notes PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 29 Flashcard Quiz. The Shark Dissection Lab Introduction will be this week. The Chapter 29 Review, the Review Invertebrate Worksheet and the Chapter 28 Test @70% should be completed this week. Check out my Shark Dissection Playlist on YouTube.
 
BIOLOGY IV: Invertebrate Review
 
BIOLOGY IV: Shark Dissection Introduction
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SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Open For Astronomy Testing
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Shark Dissection Introduction
May 4 , 2013
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BIOLOGY IV: Chapter 28 Tour "Arthropods and Echinoderms"
Read Chapter 28 (pages 714-739) before coming to seminar. Chapter 28-1 and 28-2 introduces the phylum Arthropoda. Section 28-3 covers the the largest, very diverse phylum Insecta. The Final section in chapter 28 takes a look at the phylum Echinodermata. Please review the Arthropod and Echinoderm Notes PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 28 Flashcard Quiz. Go to Raven for more Arthropod reading. The Crayfish Dissection Lab and the external Seastar Dissection Lab, the Internal Seastar Dissection Lab should be completed this week. Check out the Crayfish Dissection PPT, Crayfish Dissection Website, Seastar Dissection PowerPoint and the Seastar Dissection Website. The Chapter 28 Review, the Identifying Echinoderm Worksheet, the Crustacean Worksheet, and the Chapter 28 Test @70% should be completed by spring break. Warch the following videos: Crayfish Dissection I, Crayfish Dissection II, Seastar Dissection I, Seastar Dissection II
 
BIOLOGY IV: Grasshopper Dissection Lab
 
BIOLOGY IV: Seastar Tour , Seastar PowerPoint and Seastar Dissection Lab
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SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Our Sun
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: The Planets
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Astronomy Review
April 25, 2013
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BIOLOGY IV: Chapter 28 Tour "Arthropods and Echinoderms"
Read Chapter 28 (pages 714-739) before coming to seminar. Chapter 28-1 and 28-2 introduces the phylum Arthropoda. Section 28-3 covers the the largest, very diverse phylum Insecta. The Final section in chapter 28 takes a look at the phylum Echinodermata. Please review the Arthropod and Echinoderm Notes PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 28 Flashcard Quiz. Go to Raven for more Arthropod reading. The Crayfish Dissection Lab and the external Seastar Dissection Lab, the Internal Seastar Dissection Lab should be completed this week. Check out the Crayfish Dissection PPT, Crayfish Dissection Website, Seastar Dissection PowerPoint and the Seastar Dissection Website. The Chapter 28 Review, the Identifying Echinoderm Worksheet, the Crustacean Worksheet, and the Chapter 28 Test @70% should be completed by spring break. Warch the following videos: Crayfish Dissection I, Crayfish Dissection II, Seastar Dissection I, Seastar Dissection II
 
BIOLOGY IV: Crayfish Tour , Crayfish PowerPoint and Crayfish Dissection Lab
 
BIOLOGY IV: Seastar Tour , Seastar PowerPoint and Seastar Dissection Lab
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SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Introduction to DSLR Cameras & Light Painting
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Light Painting
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Light Painting
April 20 , 2013
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BIOLOGY IV: Chapter 27 Tour "Worms and Mollusks"
Read Chapter 27 (pages 682-709) before coming to seminar. Chapter 27-1 through 27-3 covers 3 phyla of worms; Platyhelminthes(flat), Nematoda(round) and Annelida(segnented). Section 27-4 covers the very diverse Phylum Mollusca.. Please review the Worms and Mollusks Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Worms and Mollusks Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 27 Flashcard Quiz. The Ascaris Worm Dissection Lab and the Earthworm Dissection Lab, the Mussel Dissection Lab and the Squid Dissection Lab will all be completed over the next two week. Female Ascaris Dissection PPT, Male Ascaris Cross Section, Female Ascaris Cross Section. The Chapter 27 Review, the Mussel Dissection Lab, the Squid Dissection Lab and the Chapter 27 Test @70% should be completed over the next two weeks. Check out the following videos: 20 worm/Mollusk Videos, Ascaris Dissection, Earthworm Dissection, Mussel Dissection, Squid Dissection
 
BIOLOGY IV: Clam Dissection
 
BIOLOGY IV: Squid Dissection Preview
 
BIOLOGY IV: Squid Dissection and Squid Fry
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SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Doppler Effect, the Red Shift and the Big Bang
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Galaxies
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: The Night Sky (preparation for the star party)
We will finish Science Enrichment 2 with a four week astronomy unit. We will be studying the properties of light, taking a photon walk and using spectral fingerprints to identify elements in stars. We will then learn the life cycle of stars, investigate our Sun's properties, check the space weather, monitor the Northern Lights and put planets into a scaled model around our Sun. The readings include (Chapter 20: #8, #13-#16), (Chapter 21: #3, #6-#18), (Chapter 22: #5), (Chapter 26: #6). All topic Sections from the listed reading sections should be read and completed. Check out my Astronomy playlist full of short videos used in the Astronomy Unit.
April 12 , 2013
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BIOLOGY IV: Chapter 27 Tour "Worms and Mollusks"
Read Chapter 27 (pages 682-709) before coming to seminar. Chapter 27-1 through 27-3 covers 3 phyla of worms; Platyhelminthes(flat), Nematoda(round) and Annelida(segnented). Section 27-4 covers the very diverse Phylum Mollusca, which we will investigate next week. Please review the Worms and Mollusks Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Worms and Mollusks Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 27 Flashcard Quiz. The Ascaris Worm Dissection Lab and the Earthworm Dissection Lab should be completed this week. The Chapter 27 Review, the Squid Dissection Lab and the Chapter 27 Test @70% should be completed by next week. Check out the following videos: 20 worm/Mollusk Videos, Ascaris Dissection, Earthworm Dissection,
 
BIOLOGY IV: Roundworm Dissection
 
BIOLOGY IV: Earthworm Dissection
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SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Star Analysis
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Types of Stars
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Lives of Stars
We will finish Science Enrichment 2 with a four week astronomy unit. We will be studying the properties of light, taking a photon walk and using spectral fingerprints to identify elements in stars. We will then learn the life cycle of stars, investigate our Sun's properties, check the space weather, monitor the Northern Lights and put planets into a scaled model around our Sun. The readings include (Chapter 20: #8, #13-#16), (Chapter 21: #3, #6-#18), (Chapter 22: #5), (Chapter 26: #6). All topic Sections from the listed reading sections should be read and completed. Check out my Astronomy playlist full of short videos used in the Astronomy Unit.
April 5 , 2013
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BIOLOGY IV: Chapter 26 Tour "Sponges and Cnidarians"
Read Chapter 26 (pages 656-675) before coming to seminar. We now begin a 2 month tour through the Animal Kingdom 95% of which are invertebrates. Chapter 26 introduces the animal kingdom and covers the form/function of sponges and cnidarians (hydra, jellyfish, sea anemone, coral). Please review the Sponges and Cnidarians Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Sponge and Cnidarians Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 26 Flashcard Quiz. The Chapter 26 Review, the Embryonic Development Worksheet, the Sponge Lab, the Hydra Lab, and the Chapter 26 Test @70% should be completed this week. Check out the following videos: Sea Sponges, Sponge Feeding, Sponge Reproduction, Super Jellyfish, Cnidarian Eating, Budding Hydra Animation, Coral Spawn, Coral Asexual Reproduction-Budding.
 
BIOLOGY IV: Embyronic Development
 
BIOLOGY IV: Hydra Lab
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SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Chapter 33 & 34 Tour "The Geologic Timeline"
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Geologic Timeline
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Geologic Timeline
March 23, 2013
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BIOLOGY III: Chapter 23 Tour "Roots/Stems/Leaves"
Read Chapter 23 (pages 578-5602) before coming to seminar. Chapter 23 covers specialized tissues in plants, roots/stems/leaves and transport in plants. Section 23-1 is a great overview of plant structure and tussues. Please review the Roots/Stems/Leaves Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Roots/Stems/Leaves Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. I have included a Chapter 23 Flashcard Quiz to practice. The Chapter 23 Review, the Plant Tissues Worksheet, the Root Structure Lab, the Stem Structure Lab, the Leaf Structure Lab, the Plant Tissues Project and the Chapter 23 Test @70% should be completed over the next two weeks. Check out the following videos: (Specialized Plant Tissues) (Water Movement In Plants) (Xylem) (Phloem Loading Source/Sink) (Transpiration Pull)
 
BIOLOGY III: Plant Tissues Worksheet
 
BIOLOGY III: Root Structure Lab
 
BIOLOGY III: Stem Structure Lab
 
BIOLOGY III: Leaf Structure Lab
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SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Chapter 32 Tour "The Rock Record"
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Interpreting Geologic History Activity
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Chapter 33 and 34 Tour
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Geologic Timeline Activity
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Geologic Timeline Activity
March 11, 2013
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BIOLOGY III: Chapter 22 Tour "Plant Diversity"
Read Chapter 22 (pages 550-572) before coming to seminar. Chapter 22 introduces students to the Diversity of Plants. The four groups of plants covered in this chapter are Moss, Ferns, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. Please review the Plant Diversity Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Plant Diversity Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. The Chapter 22 Review, the Monocot/Dicot Worksheet, the Comparing Land Plants Lab, the Moss Fern Worksheet and the Chapter 22 Test @70% should be completed this week. Check out the following videos: (HistoryHimself's Tribute to Moss) (Moss Reproduction) (Seed Plants) (BozenaBiology Plant Evolution)
 
BIOLOGY III: Moss/Fern Lab
 
BIOLOGY III: Plant Diversity
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Chapter 14 and 15 Tour "Volcanoes and Earthquakes "
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Magnetic Polarity Reversal Lab
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Volcanic Rock Activity
March 1, 2013
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BIOLOGY III: Chapter 21 Tour "Fungi"
Read Chapter 21 (pages 526-542) before coming to seminar. Chapter 21 introduces students to the Fungi Kingdom. There are four phyla of fungi covered in this chapter. Phylum Zygomycota (mold), the Phylum Ascomycota (sac fungi), the Phylum Basidiomycota (club fungi) and the Phylum Deuteromycota (imperfect fungi). Please review the Fungi Kingdom Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Fungi Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. It will be important to know the structure of fungi, and how fungi reproduce. Please check out the World of Fungi video, WOW! Fungus Plant Growth video, Mushroom Time Lapse video, Insect With Fungus video. The Chapter 21 Review, The Fungi Worksheet, The Reproduction in Fungi Lab, and the Chapter 21 Test @70% should be completed this week.
 
BIOLOGY III: Fungi Lab Part I
 
BIOLOGY III: Fungi Lab Part II
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Chapter 13 Tour "Plate Tectonics"
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Convection Current Lab
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Plate Boundary Activity
February 17 , 2013
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All Science Classes : Critical Thinking Day I "Are You Stupid?"
 
All Science Classes : Critical Thinking Day II "Becoming a Critical Thinker"
All Science Classes : Critical Thinking Day III "Making Logical Arguments"
 
All Science Classes : Critical Thinking Week II "Conspiracy Theory Week"
Monday - Friday: All Conspiracy Theories, All Day Long, All Week
February 3 , 2013
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All students will need to plant their beans this week! Come in sometime this week and get a bean seed into one of the pots. The bean plant write-up will be givien to anyone planting a bean seed.
BIOLOGY III: Chapter 20 Tour "Protists"
Read Chapter 20 (pages 496-519) before coming to seminar. Chapter 20 investigates the Protist Kingdom. There are three groups of protists. The Animal-Like, the Plant-Like and the Fungus-Like protists. Please review the Kingdom Protista Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Protist Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. It will be important to know the way protists get energy, the way the they move and how they reproduce(asexually or sexually) . Please check out the protist videos on my Protist Playlist on YouTube and the Protist Video on Bozeman Biology. The Chapter 20 Review, The Arranging Protist Worksheet, The Algae Lab, the Protist Survey Lab and the Chapter 20 Test @70% should be completed this week.
BIOLOGY III: "Protist Scavenger Hunt Lab"
 
BIOLOGY III: Chapter 20 Tour "Protists"
Read Chapter 20 (pages 496-519) before coming to seminar. Chapter 20 investigates the Protist Kingdom. There are three groups of protists. The Animal-Like, the Plant-Like and the Fungus-Like protists. Please review the Kingdom Protista Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Protist Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. It will be important to know the way protists get energy, the way the they move and how they reproduce(asexually or sexually) . Please check out the protist videos on my Protist Playlist on YouTube and the Protist Video on Bozeman Biology. The Chapter 20 Review, The Arranging Protist Worksheet, The Algae Lab, the Protist Survey Lab and the Chapter 20 Test @70% should be completed this week.
 
BIOLOGY III: "Arranging Protists Activity"
 
BIOLOGY III: "Algae Lab"
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Chapter 5 Tour "Rocks and the Rock Cycle"
Read Chapter 5 (pages 62-79) before coming to seminar. Now that we have the knowledge and the skills to identify minerals, it is time to move on to rocks. We will be performing an Igneous, a Sedimentary and a Metamorphic rock investigation. Be sure to read chapter 5 and restate/answer the chapter 5 topics 1-23. Spend some time checking out my Rock Review Trackstar. Check out the images of the Identifying Minerals Lab on my website. The Chapter 5 Topics, the Chapter 5 Worksheet, the Igneous Lab w/Quiz, the Sedimentary Lab w/Quiz, the Metamorphic Lab w/Quiz, the Chapter 5 Test and the Rock Practical need to be completed within 2 weeks. Your success in this rock section is directly proportional to the time you spend reading and practicing the labs.
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: "Igneous Rock Lab and Quiz"
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Chapter 5 Tour "Rocks and the Rock Cycle"
Read Chapter 5 (pages 62-79) before coming to seminar. Now that we have the knowledge and the skills to identify minerals, it is time to move on to rocks. We will be performing an Igneous, a Sedimentary and a Metamorphic rock investigation. Be sure to read chapter 5 and restate/answer the chapter 5 topics 1-23. Spend some time checking out my Rock Review Trackstar. Check out the images of the Identifying Minerals Lab on my website. The Chapter 5 Topics, the Chapter 5 Worksheet, the Igneous Labw/Quiz, the Sedimentary Lab w/Quiz, the Metamorphic Lab w/Quiz, the Chapter 5 Test and the Rock Practical need to be completed within 2 weeks. Your success in this rock section is directly proportional to the time you spend reading and practicing the labs.
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: "Sedimentary Rock Lab and Quiz"
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: "Metamorphic Rock Lab and Quiz"
January 18, 2013
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BIOLOGY III: Chapter 19 Tour "Bacteria and Viruses"
Read Chapter 19 (pages 468-490) before coming to seminar. Chapter 19 has three sections. The first discusses bacteria. The second sections investigates the structure and lytic/lysogenic infections of viruses. The chapter closes with a look at the diseases caused by bacteria and viruses. Please use the Bacteria/Virus Notes PowerPoint or the Bacteria/Virus Notes Web if you do not have the PowerPoint program on your computer. The Chapter 19 Review, the Agents of Disease Worksheet, the Identifying Bacteria Lab and the Chapter 19 Test @70% should be completed this week. Check out the How Flu Attacks, the T4 Phage Virus Infecting a Bacteria and the Bacteria and Viruses on Bozeman Biology.
 
BIOLOGY III: Agents of Disease Activity
 
BIOLOGY III: Identifying Bacteria Lab
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Chapter 4 Tour "Identification of Minerals"
Read Chapter 4 (pages 46-57) before coming to seminar. Students must restate and answer the Topics 1-9 on their own. We will be identifying minerals by using an arsenal of observations/tests. Before the Mineral Lab we will do the Specific Gravity Lab. Images of the Specific Gravity Lab. Students will then begin testing and identifying 30 rock-forming minerals. The Mineral Identification Lab should be completed within 2 weeks. Images of the Mineral Lab. Reread chapter 4 (pages 53-57) EVERY DAY! Practice the Mineral Notes, and put in lots of time practicing the minerals in your kit. Check out The Mineral Project Website. It has a mineral search, mineral identification notes, and a large database of minerals. Check out Minerals for more information. The Chapter 4 Topics, the Specific Gravity Lab chapter 4 worksheet, Chapter 4 Vocab Quiz @100%, Mineral Lab, Chapter 4 Test and a Mineral Practical all need to be completed.
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Identification of Minerals Lab Part 2
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Identification of Minerals Lab Part 3
January 12, 2013
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BIOLOGY III: Chapter 18 Tour "Classification"
Read Chapter 18 (pages 446-461) before coming to seminar. This chapter will cover why we classify, modern evolutionary classification and an introduction to domains and kingdoms. The Chapter 18 Review, the Dalmatian Lab, the Ficticious Animal Lab and the Classification Lab and the Chapter 18 Test need to be completed.
 
BIOLOGY III: Classification Lab Part I
 
BIOLOGY III: Classification Lab Part II
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Chapter 4 Tour "Identification of Minerals"
Read Chapter 4 (pages 46-57) before coming to seminar. Students must restate and answer the Topics 1-9 on their own. We will be identifying minerals by using an arsenal of observations/tests. Before the Mineral Lab we will do the Specific Gravity Lab. Images of the Specific Gravity Lab. Students will then begin testing and identifying 30 rock-forming minerals. The Mineral Identification Lab should be completed within 2 weeks. Images of the Mineral Lab. Reread chapter 4 (pages 53-57) EVERY DAY! Practice the Mineral Notes, and put in lots of time practicing the minerals in your kit. Check out The Mineral Project Website. It has a mineral search, mineral identification notes, and a large database of minerals. Check out Minerals for more information. The Chapter 4 Topics, the Specific Gravity Lab chapter 4 worksheet, Chapter 4 Vocab Quiz @100%, Mineral Lab, Chapter 4 Test and a Mineral Practical all need to be completed.
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Specific Gravity Lab
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Identification of Minerals Lab Part 1
January 4, 2013
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BIOLOGY III: Introduction to Biology III
 
BIOLOGY III: Chapter 18 Tour "Classification"
Read Chapter 18 (pages 446-461) before coming to seminar. This chapter will cover why we classify, modern evolutionary classification and an introduction to domains and kingdoms.
 
BIOLOGY III: Chapter 18 "Dalmatian Lab"
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Introduction to Science Enrichment II
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: Chapter 3 Tour "Atoms to Minerals"
Over the next Month, we will be studying Geology. The first few weeks we will be identifying minerals by using an arsenal of observations/tests. Before the Mineral Lab we will do the Specific Gravity Lab. Students will then begin testing and identifying 30 rock-forming minerals. The Mineral Lab should be completed within a week. Reread chapter 4 (pages 53-57) EVERY DAY! Practice the Mineral Notes, and put in lots of time practicing the minerals in your kit. Check out The Mineral Project Website. It has a mineral search, mineral identification notes, and a large database of minerals. Check out Minerals for more information. There is a mineral practical test and a mineral written test.
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT II: "Crystal Systems Lab"
January 1, 2013
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Fetal Pig Dissection
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Enrichment: "Urinary System Dissection & Reproductive System Dissection"
Read Chapter 35 (pages 890-914) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 47-53) before coming to seminar. We will begin with a 35-1 Summary (ppt). If you can not open the PowerPoint, try the 35-1 Summary Web. We will complete the Urinary system dissection and the reproductive system dissection. The Chapter 35 Review with a 70% test, the Urinary Dissection, the Reproductive Dissection, the Brain/Spine Dissection and the Nervous System Worksheet need to be completed before Christmas Break. Watch the BozemanBiology Nervous System Video. Practice both the Human Body Systems Overview and the Human Body Systems Summary.
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: "Brain/Spine Dissection"
Read Chapter 35 (pages 890-914) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 47-53) before coming to seminar. We will complete the brain and Spinal cord dissection. The Chapter 35 Review with a 70% test, the Urinary Dissection, the Reproductive Dissection, the Brain/Spine Dissection and the Nervous System Worksheet need to be completed before the break. Watch the BozemanBiology Nervous System Video. The Human Body Systems Overview . The Human Body Systems Summary.
December 16, 2012
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BIOLOGY 2 and Enrichment: "Circulatory System Fetal Pig Neck-Upper Extremities Dissection"
Read Chapter 37-1 & 37-2 (pages 942-955) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 29-38) before coming to seminar. We will begin with an information session on the Circulatory System (ppt). This Circulatory System Video is a great review. Watch the BozemanBio Circulation video on YouTube. We will review the Cardiovascular Essay. We will begin the circulatory dissection with the neck and upper extremities. The Chapter 37 Review, Circulatory System Fetal Pig Dissection with vein and Artery quiz, the Cardiovacular Worksheet, and a cardiovascular essay need to be completed by the end of the week. Watch the Happy Days Pump Your Blood Video and the Circulatory Song video. Check out BozenanBiology video on the Circulatory System. Watch Circulation and the Heart on Khan Academy.
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: "Circulatory System Neck-Lower Extremities Dissection"
Read Chapter 37-1 & 37-2 (pages 942-955) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 29-38) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 10 minute viewing of the BozemanBio Circulation video on YouTube. We will review information on the Circulatory System (ppt). This Circulatory System Video is a great review. We will review the Cardiovascular Essay. We will complete the circulatory dissection with the lower extremities. The Chapter 37 Review, Circulatory System Fetal Pig Dissection with vein and Artery quiz, the Cardiovacular Worksheet, and a cardiovascular essay need to be completed by the end of the week. Next week we will begin the Art/Science Body Systems Project. Students will be drawing life-sized body systems, earning units science/art units. Watch the Happy Days Pump Your Blood Video and the Circulatory Song video. Check out BozenanBiology video on the Circulatory system. Watch Circulation and the Heart on Khan Academy.
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: "Open For Review and Testing"
December 8, 2012
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BIOLOGY 2 and Enrichment: "Upper Respiratory System Dissection" & "Cardiovascular Essay"
Read Chapter 37-3 (pages 956-963) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 25-28) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 30 minute information session on the Respiratory System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Respiratory System info as a Webpage. This Respiratory System Video is a great review. Watch the BozemanBio Respiratory System videos on YouTube. I will introduce the Cardiovascular Essay. We will begin the respiratory dissection with the neck. The Respiratory System Fetal Pig Dissection with words to know quiz, the Respiratory Worksheet, and a cardiovascular essay rough draft need to be completed by the end of the week. The Chapter 37 Review will not be accepted until next week. Check out BozenanBiology video on the respiratory system. Watch Lungs and Pulmonary on Khan Academy.
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: "Lower Respiratory Dissection" & "Cardiovascular Essay"
Read Chapter 37-3 (pages 956-963) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 25-28) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 30 minute information session on the Respiratory System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Respiratory System info as a Webpage. This Respiratory System Video is a great review. Watch the BozemanBio Respiratory System videos on YouTube. I will introduce the Cardiovascular Essay. We will complete the respiratory dissection with the thoracic cavity. The Respiratory System Fetal Pig Dissection with words to know quiz, the Respiratory Worksheet, and a cardiovascular essay rough draft need to be completed by the end of the week. The Chapter 37 Review will not be accepted until next week. Check out BozenanBiology video on the respiratory system. Watch Lungs and Pulmonary on Khan Academy.
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: "Open For Review and Testing"
November 24, 2012
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BIOLOGY 2 and Enrichment: "Salivary Glands and Oral Cavity Dissection"
Read Chapter 38 (pages 970-989) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 19-20) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 15 minute review of 4 macromolecules, DNA/RNA, protein synthesis and an information session on the Digestive System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Digestive System info as a Webpage. This Digestive System Video is a great review. Watch the stages of Digestion on YouTube. I will introduce the Path of a Big Mac Essay. (Big Mac Essay Words List) We will begin the digestive dissection with the salivary glands and the oral cavity should be complete before leaving for Thanksgiving break, November 20. Check out BozemanBiology video on Nutrition and Digestion. Try this Burger Flash! to practice the Path of a Big Mac. Check out The Pig Dissection Videos on Youtube@loganAskWhy!
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Enrichment: "Digestive System Dissection" & "Path of Big Mac Essay"
Read Chapter 38 (pages 970-989) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 19-20) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 15 minute information session on the Digestive System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Digestive System info as a Webpage. This Digestive System Video is a great review. Watch the stages of Digestion on YouTube. I will introduce the Path of a Big Mac Essay. (Big Mac Essay Words List) We will begin the digestive dissection with the salivary glands and the oral cavity. The Digestive System Fetal Pig Dissection, the Digestion Worksheet, the Excretory Worksheet and the Chapter 38 Review with 70% on the Test should all be complete by November 30. Check out BozenamBiology video on Nutrition and Digestion. Try this Burger Flash! to practice the Path of a Big Mac. Check out The Pig Dissection Videos on Youtube@loganAskWhy!
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: "Digestive System Dissection" & "Excretory System"
Read Chapter 38 (pages 970-989) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 19-20) before coming to seminar. We will review information on the Digestive System (ppt), Digestive System Webpage and review the information on the Excretory System (ppt), Excretory System Webpage. A great 4 minute Urinary/Nephron Video. This Digestive System Video is a great review. Watch the stages of Digestion on YouTube. Discuss the Path of a Big Mac Essay. (Big Mac Essay Words List) Students need to complete the Digestive System Fetal Pig Dissection, the Digestion Worksheet, the Excretory Worksheet and the Chapter 38 Review with 70% on the Test should all be complete by November 30. Check out BozemanBiology video on Nutrition and Digestion. Try this Burger Flash! to practice the Path of a Big Mac. Check out The Pig Dissection Videos on Youtube@loganAskWhy!
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: "Open For Review and Testing"
November 17, 2012
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BIOLOGY 2 and Enrichment: External Fetal Pig Dissection, Skeletal System, Muscular System
Read Chapter 36-1 to 36-2 (pages 920-932) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 1-7) before coming to seminar. We will begin with a review of how to check grades and progress in this class. A quick run through of the dissection procedures will be followed by an introduction to the Fetal Pig. Students will complete the Skeletal System Lab, the Muscular System Lab and begin identifying the External Structures of their fetal pig. Check out the External Fetal Pig Video and the External Fetal Pig Video Quiz. The Chapter 36 Review with a 70% on the Test, the Skeletal System Lab, the Muscular System Lab, the External Pig Dissection and the Gastrocnemius Dissection should all be complete by the end of the week. Check out The Pig Dissection Videos on Youtube@loganAskWhy!
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: "Gastrocnemius, Fetal Pig Muscle Dissection"
Read Chapter 36-1 to 36-2 (pages 920-932) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 8-16) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 30 minute information session on the skeletal system.ppt (Skeletal System Web Show), the muscular system.ppt (Muscular System Web Show) and the integumentary stystem. Students will complete the gastrocnemius dissection and an optional muscle dissection. The Chapter 36 Review with a 70% on the Test, the Skeletal System Lab, the Muscular System Lab, the External Pig Dissection and the Gastrocnemius Dissection should all be complete by the end of the week. Check out The Pig Dissection Videos on Youtube@loganAskWhy!
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: "Open For Review and Testing"
November 9, 2012
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BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: Chapter 12 Tour Part I "DNA and Replication"
Read Chapter 12 (pages 286-299) before coming to seminar. Review the structure and functions of three organic macromolecules (Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids). The BIG PICTURE of chapter 12. Briefly describe the experiments of Griffith, Avery, Hershey/Chase, Franklin, Watson/Crick and Chargaff to understand how they all have added to our knowledge of DNA. Identify how a sugar, a phosphate and nitrogenous bases form nucleotides which are the building blocks of the DNA double helix molecule. List the purines, the pyrimadines and practice the base pairing of Adenine to Thymine and Cytosine to Guanine. Describe the process of DNA replication. See DNA replication real time. Chapter 12 Review, CHNOPS Worksheet, DNA Structure Lab, and the Chapter 12 Test due by end of week. Check out BozemanBiology videos on DNA & RNA Part 1 and DNA & RNA Part 2
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: Chapter 12 Tour Part II "RNA and Protein Synthesis"
Read Chapter 12 (pages 286-299) before coming to seminar. We will begin by looking at the differnces between DNA and RNA. The three types of RNA are messenger (mRNA), transfer (tRNA) and ribosomal (rRNA). We will see how DNA transcription occurs. See DNA transcription real time. Next we will investigate translation. See translation real time. The fundamental idea is to copy the DNA code and using RNA, synthesize protein (polypeptide chain), using a genecode. We will investigate the kinds of mutations. Complete the Chapter 12 Review, CHNOPS Worksheet, DNA Structure Lab, and the Chapter 12 Test this week. Check out BozemanBiology videos on DNA Transcription and Translation and Mutations. Khan Academy DNA/RNA.
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: "DNA/RNA Lab "
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: "Protein Synthesis Simulation Lab "
 
BIOLOGY 2 and Science Enrichment: "Open For Review and Testing"
November 2 , 2012
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BIOLOGY I and Science Enrichment: Chapter 11 Tour Part I "Introduction to Genetics"
Read Chapter 11 (pages 262-274) before coming to seminar. We will begin Genetics. Gregor Mendel used pea plants to put together a great story of how traits are inherited from parent to offspring. The chemical factors that determine traits are called genes. We will see how the segregation of alleles explains gametes coming together during fertilization to produce new offsrping. Genetics is all about probability. It will be important to use the Punnett Square to understand how homozygous and herterozygous alleles can be used to predict the genotype and the phenotype of offspring. The Chapter 11 Review, the Probability Worksheet, the Punnett Square worksheet, the Meiosis Lab and the Chapter 11 Test need to be completed by the end of the week. Check out BozemanBiology on Mendelian Genetics and Chromosomal Genetics.
 
BIOLOGY I and Science Enrichment: Chapter 11 Tour Part II "Meiosis"
Read Chapter 11 (pages 275-280) before coming to seminar. The cell cycle with mitosis allows all living cells to grow and divide into perfect copies of themselves. If sexual reproduction is the uniting of two sex cells or gametes to form one zygote, how come the number of chromosomes does not keep doubling with each fertilization? Because meiosis is a reduction division that cuts the number of chromosomes in half. Each parent gives half of its code to the F1 offspring. Meiosis and Mitosis have the same names for their phases but they are not the same at all. This video sums it all up. The Chapter 11 Review, the Probability Worksheet, the Punnett Square worksheet, the Meiosis Lab and the Chapter 11 Test need to be completed by the end of the week. Check out BozemanBiology on Mendelian Genetics and Chromosomal Genetics. Watch live animal cells and live plant cells video.
 
BIOLOGY I and Science Enrichment: "Probability and Punnett Square Activity "
 
BIOLOGY I and Science Enrichment: "Alien Genetics Lab"
 
BIOLOGY I and Science Enrichment: "Open For Review & Testing"
October 27, 2012
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BIOLOGY I and Science Enrichment: Review Day "Sour Dough Cancelled"
 
BIOLOGY I and Science Enrichment: Chapter 10 Tour
Read Chapter 10 (pages 240-253) before coming to seminar. Chapter 10 begins with a section on Cell growth. The cell cycle can be broken into four parts; cell growth(G1 phase), DNA replication(S phase), preparation for mitosis(G2 phase) and cell division. The cell is in interphase(in-between) during all phases of cell cycle except cell division. During cell division Mitosis (Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase) and cytokinesis occur. Students need to complete the Chapter 10 Review, the Cell Growth Lab, the Cell Cycle Worksheet and take the Chapter 10 Test this week. Check out the BozemanBiology podcasts on Mitosis. The Khan Academy Phases Mitosis Video. Live Mitosisand Mitosis Dance Videos
 
BIOLOGY I and Science Enrichment: Cell Growth Lab
 
BIOLOGY I and Science Enrichment: Cell Cycle Activity
October 19, 2012
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BIOLOGY I and Science Enrichment: Photosynthesis Tour, Check out the Photosynthesis Video.
Read Chapter 8 (pages 200-214) before coming to seminar. Telling a non-fiction story based on evidence/facts is vital in science. We will be begin with a quick lesson on writing a 4 paragraph essay. We will look at the role energy plays in living organisms and the relationship between autotrophs and heterotrophs. We will look at the big picture of how photosynthesis and respiration work together to enable living things to have energy. A principal molecule that cells use to store and release energy is adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Photosynthesis is a series of reactions that plants use to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen. Photosynthesis is broken into the light reactions and the Calvin Cycle. The students will write the story of photosynthesis (the structures, the processes and the materials into/out of the reactions). I have included a great analogy image, a light reaction video and a Calvin cycle video. Check out the BozemanBiology Podcasts on Photosynthesis and Respiration. Spend some time watching the videos on my YouTube Photosynthisis Playlist. Practice the Chapter 8 Photosynthesis Flashcard Review.
 
BIOLOGY I and Science Enrichment: Respiration Tour, Check out the Respiration Video.
Read Chapter 9 (pages 220-232) before coming to seminar. We will look at the big picture of how photosynthesis and respiration work together to enable living things to have energy. I have included a great analogy image, a light reaction video and a Calvin cycle video. We will spend 30 minutes looking at Cellular Respiration, which can be broken into three processes. Gylcolysis, the Kreb Cycle and the Electron Transport Chain. The Photosynthesis/Respiration (4 Paragraph) Essay, Cellular Respiration Worksheet and the Fermentation Lab, should be completed by the end of next week. Check out the BozemanBiology Podcasts on Photosynthesis and Respiration. Check out my Photosynthesis Playlist and my Respiration Playlist on YouTube. Practice the Chapter 9 Photosynthesis Flashcard Review.
 
BIOLOGY I and Science Enrichment: Fermentation Lab, Check out the Fermentation Videos.
 
Astronomy Club Meeting: Room 216
Tuesday @ 10:45-11:45 and continuing through lunch (for those with seminar conflicts)
 
Next week we'll be making Sour Dough Bread and cookies from a "living" sour dough starter.
October 12, 2012
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BIOLOGY I: Chapter 8 Tour "Respiration" and "Photsynthesis/Respiration Overview"
Read Chapter 9 (pages 220-232) before coming to seminar. We will review the following from Chapter 8: A principal molecule that cells use to store and release energy is adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Photosynthesis is a series of reactions that plants use to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen. We will look at the role energy plays in living organisms and the relationship between autotrophs and heterotrophs. We will look at the big picture of how photosynthesis and respiration work together to enable living things to have energy. Photosynthesis is broken into the light reactions and the Calvin Cycle. The students will write a 4 paragraph essay telling the story of photosynthesis and repiration (the structures, the processes and the materials into/out of the reactions). I have included a great analogy image, a light reaction video and a Calvin cycle video. Practice the Chapter 8 Photosynthesis Flashcard Review. We will spend 30 minutes looking at Cellular Respiration, which can be broken into three processes. Gylcolysis, the Kreb Cycle and the Electron Transport Chain. The Chapter 8 Review, Green Plant Chromatography Lab, ATP Activity, Chapter 9 Review, Glycolysis lab, Cellular Respiration Worksheet, the Fermantation Lab, Mars Periodic Table Activity, and test should be completed by the end of next week. Check out the BozemanBiology Podcasts on Photosynthesis and Respiration. Spend some time watching the videos on my YouTube Photosynthisis Playlist and my Respiration Playlist on YouTube. The Respiration PowerPoint, the Photsynthesis and Respiration PowerPoint, and the Photosynthesis and Respiration Overview PowerPoint
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #9 "Cellular Respiration" Watch the Cellular Respiration Overview Video
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #10 "Photosynthesis/Cellular Respiration Essay, Review and Testing"
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT: Chapter Chemistry Review Tour "Atoms and the Periodic Table"
Chemistry is the study of matter and how it changes. All notes, powerpoints and study guides for this unit are posted in the notes/reviews section. We start with an introduction to the atom and atomic theory. Once we can find the number of particles in an atom and draw the atom's diagram. We will look at how elements are arranged on the Periodic Table of Elements, including a periodic table test. Using the locations and groups of elements on the table, predicting how elements combine to form compounds becomes possible. We will balance chemical equations and investigate the types of chemical reations. We will review mixtures and solutions and add acids and bases to the mix. The May I Cut In? lab will investigate a single displacement, exothermic reaction and acids/bases. The 4th of July lab will give practice balancing equations and demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Mass. Practice notes/reviews often for success! The May I Cut In? Lab, the 4th of July Lab, the Chemistry Review, the Diagramming Atoms Activity, the Periodic Table Activity, the Mars Activity and the Chemistry Test need to be completed this week.
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT Seminar #9: "4th of July Lab "
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT Seminar #10: "Elements and the Periodic Table "
 
Benton Lake Field Trip
Friday: Depart @9:00AM and Return @2:00PM
October 6, 2012
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BIOLOGY I: Chapter 8 Tour "Photosynthesis"
Read Chapter 8 (pages 200-214) before coming to seminar. Telling a non-fiction story based on evidence/facts is vital in science. We will be begin with a quick lesson on writing a 5 paragraph essay. I will show Black Hole to begin the story telling. We will look at the role energy plays in living organisms and the relationship between autotrophs and heterotrophs. We will look at the big picture of how photosynthesis and respiration work together to enable living things to have energy. A principal molecule that cells use to store and release energy is adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Photosynthesis is a series of reactions that plants use to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen. Photosynthesis is broken into the light reactions and the Calvin Cycle. The students will write the story of photosynthesis (the structures, the processes and the materials into/out of the reactions). I have included a great analogy image, a light reaction video and a Calvin cycle video. The Chapter 8 Review, Green Plant Chromatography Lab, ATP Activity and test should be completed by the end of this week. Check out the BozemanBiology Podcasts on Photosynthesis and Respiration. Spend some time watching the videos on my YouTube Photosynthisis Playlist. Practice the Chapter 8 Photosynthesis Flashcard Review.
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #7 "Green Plant Chromatography"
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #8 "ATP Activity"
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SCIENCE ENRICHMENT: Chapter 3 Tour "Atoms and the Periodic Table"
Chemistry is the study of matter and how it changes. All notes, powerpoints and study guides for this unit are posted in the notes/reviews section. We start with an introduction to the atom and atomic theory. Once we can find the number of particles in an atom and draw the atom's diagram, we will look at how elements are arranged on the Periodic Table of Elements, including a periodic table test. Using the locations and groups of elements on the table, predicting how elements combine to form compounds becomes possible. We will balance chemical equations and investigate the types of chemical reations. We will review mixtures and solutions and add acids and bases to the mix. The May I Cut In? lab will investigate a single displacement, exothermic reaction and acids/bases. The 4th of July lab will give practice balancing equations and demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Mass. Practice notes/reviews often for success!
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT Seminar #7: "Diagramming Atoms"
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT Seminar #8: "May I Cut In?"
 
Slippery Ann Elk Observing Seminar
 
Slippery Ann Elk Observing Field Trip
Thursday: Depart @12:30PM and Return @10:30PM
September 30, 2012
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This Week Science is "Ketchup Only"
Students have all week to come in and get caught up.
 
All students need to get their PowerSchool Login Numbers and check their grades
All students need to signed up for LoganAlerts
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT
 
What I wonder About
PreTest
Hindenburg Reenactment Lab
 
Chapter 1 Review
Math Skills Worksheet
Colllecting/Measuring Lab
Chapter 1 Test
 
Chapter 2 Review
Heat Vs. Temperature Lab
Wicked Chemistry Lab
Chapter 2 Test
 
Lost Lake Field Trip Attended
Lost Lake Essay Completed
Lost Lake Essay Detailed
September 22, 2012
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BIOLOGY I: Chapter 7 Tour "Cell Structure and Function "
 
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT: Chapter 2 Tour "Matter"
 
BIOLOGY I Seminar #5 "Observing Cells "
Read Chapter 7 (pages 168-193) before coming to seminar. Students will see the Introduction to Cells video trailer. We will cover a brief history of the cell and a fundamentail concept in biology known as The Cell Theory. It is important to understand the difference between prokaryote and eukaryote cells. Take a virtual interactive tour of the cell. After an information session on the Organelles of the Cell and a tour through the cell, we will review the differences and the similarities between plant cells and animal cells. These differences will be seen during the Cell Variation Lab. Students will have a few hours to make prepared slides of, observe and draw onion, cheek, potato and elodea cells. All slides must be checked and all drawings must be initialed by Mr. Logan in order to get any credit for them. The students will work on the Cell Variation Lab, the Chapter 7 Review, the Comparing Cells Worksheet. The Cell Variation Lab will continue through the next seminar.
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #6 "Cell Structure and Function "
Read Chapter 7 (pages 168-193) before coming to seminar. This seminar will begin with a review of the Organelles of the Cell. Students will see short videos comparing Prokaryote vs. Eukaryote cells and the differences and similarities of plant cells and animal cells. Will practice the Organelles in cells and take a quiz over the names and functions of the organelles. The students will watch short video clips explaining diffusion and Osmosis followed by a video desribing passive and active transport. The Chapter 7 Review, Comparing Cells Worksheet, Cell Variation Lab and the Chapter 7 Test should be completed this week.
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SCIENCE ENRICHMENT Seminar #5: "Heat vs. Temperature "
Matter is all the stuff around us that has mass an occupies space. Everything else is Energy. Matter is composed of moving 'little lumps' called molecules, which are made of atoms. A substance that is made of only one kind of atom is an element. There are 117 known elements. The Kinetic Theory assumes that way the molecules in a substance move determines the phase of the matter.  Solids, liquids and gases are the three states of matterPure substances are made of only one kind of material and have definite properties. Mixtures refer to combinations of two or more substances in which each substance retains its own properties. Heterogenous mixtures are not the same throughout. Homogenous mixtures are uniform throughout. Homogenous mixtures are also called solutions, however, the most common type of solution is described by a solid (the solute) dissolved in a liquid (the solvent). Physical properties can be observed or measured without changing the composition of matter. (appearance, texture, color, odor, melting/boiling point, density)   All changes of state (solid to liquid to gas) are physical changes. Chemical properties describe the way a substance may change or "react" to form other substances. Chemical changes, also known as chemical reactions, are when a substance is transformed into a chemically different substance. Students must complete the Heat vs. Temperaturte Lab.
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SCIENCE ENRICHMENT Seminar #6: "Wicked Chemistry "
Students must complete the Wicked Chemistry Lab, the Heat vs. Temperature Lab, the chapter 2 Review and take the Chapter 2 Test this week.
All Science Enrichment students need to complete the Science Enrichment Pretest. The room will be open all week for students to complete the Science Enrichment Pretest.
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Thursday, 1:30-2:30: The Story of Great Falls (Dinos, Volcanoes, Glaciers, Floods)
Friday, Lost Lake & Fort Benton Field Trip
September 15, 2012
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #3 "Atoms"
Read Chapter 2 (pages 34-53) before coming to seminar. Let's Consider Life. The seminar will beging with a review of The Chemistry of Life show. We will begin this week by looking at a few Atom Notes. Each student will practice Finding The Parts of an Atom using the Composition and Reactions of Matter worksheet. After finding the parts, students will learn how to Diagram an Atom. The Atomic Structure and Bonding worksheet will give students practice diagramming atoms and the Counting Atoms worksheet helps students recognize and understand molecular formulas. The seminar will end with a lesson on Combining Elements leading to ionic and covalent bonds. Check out the Chapter 2 Flash Card Quiz. Both the Chapter 2 Review and the Composition and Rxs of Matter worksheet need to be completed, green slipped and handed in before students leave on Friday, 09/14/12. The Chapter 2 Test needs to be completeted by the end of the week.
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #4 "Organic Molecules"
Read Chapter 2 (pages 34-53) before coming to seminar. The seminar will beging with a review of The Chemistry of Life show. This seminar looks at some of the properties of water. A lesson on solutions and suspensions will be followed by Acids and Bases including the pH scale. The rest of the seminar students will investigate the structure and funtions of three of the four organic macromolecules (Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids). The Chemistry of Carbohydrates lab, the Chemistry of Lipids lab and the Chemistry of Proteins lab need to be completed, green slipped and handed in before students leave on Friday, 09/14/12. The Chapter 2 Test needs to be completed by the end of the week.
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SCIENCE ENRICHMENT Seminar #3: "Math Skills"
It is time to consider the way we think and question. A New Wave of Reason. We will begin thinking in a rational/logical/scientific way. I want you to question everything, look for patterns and expect proof. I will be sending texts (LoganAlerts) to all students/teachers/parents who give me their cell phone # and carrier name. Please e-mail or see me if you want a LoganAlert! The seminar will begin with a review of the Introduction to Science Show. We will write very large and very small numbers in scientific notation. It will practice converting metric measurements using fancy ones. we will begin using significant figures in our calculations. The finally, will be reviewing graphing skills. After reviewing the skills of a scientist, the scientific method, the metric system and variables. Students should complete the math skills, the collecting lab, the measuring lab Chapter 1 Test by Friday, 9/14/2012.
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SCIENCE ENRICHMENT Seminar #4: "Measurements"
The seminar will begin with a review of the Introduction to Science Show. We will be measuring length, mass, and volume. We will then calculate density using numbers in scientific notation and reporting the solution in correct significant figures. After reviewing the skills of a scientist, the scientific method, the metric system and variables. Students should complete the math skills, the collecting lab, the measuring lab and the Chapter 1 Test by Friday, 9/14/2012.
 
September 8, 2012
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #1
Welcome to PGEC. We will start the year with a look at a few procedures, the course requirements, and an introduction to loganAskWhy.com. This first seminar covers chapter 1 (pgs 2-29). Remember reading is a vital part of understanding the story being experienced so be prepared by reading the chapter. Check out the Introduction To Biology PowerPoint. Science is the Poetry of Reality. We look at the organization of matter into life and eventually the Universe. It is the Story of Everything. There will be a short information session covering the skills/methods and the tools of science. The Chapter 1 Review will be due this week. The set up of the Controlled Experiment Lab will be followed by the completing of the Microscope lab.
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BIOLOGY I Seminar #2
Read Chapter 1 (pages 2-29) before coming to seminar. Check out the Introduction To Biology PowerPoint. Watch The unbroken Thread. Students will collect data and complete the Controlled Experiment Lab. We will review/correct/collect the Microscope Lab and the Chapter 1 Review sheet. the seminar will end with the completion of the chapter 1 test. The Chapter 1 Review, the Controlled Experiments Lab and the Microscope Lab need to be handed in, with a green slip stapled to them, by the end of the day Friday.
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SCIENCE ENRICHMENT Seminar #1: The Hindenberg Reenactment
Welcome to PGEC we will start the year off with a reenactment of the Hindenburg disaster. We will begin with a brief introduction to atoms and the conservation of matter. The difference between a physical change and a chemical change will be discussed. We will compare the types of chemical reactions and distinguish between exothermic and endothermic. With the introduction to chemistry out of the way, we will discuss the characteristics of the airship, watch the footage of the Hindenburg disaster with commentary by Herbert Morrison, discuss the dangerous properties of hydrogen, look at hydrogen use today and discuss other disasters throughout history.
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SCIENCE ENRICHMENT Seminar #2: Pretesting
All Science Enrichment students need to complete the Science Enrichment Pretest. The room will be open all week for students to complete the Science Enrichment Pretest.
August 28 , 2012
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Welcome...Who are You/Am I? (15 Billion Years in the making)
The Big Picture (cloning and the possible Humans that could be)
Syllabus
www.loganaskwhy.com
What We Wonder About
August 25 , 2012
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All Biology Studnets Need To Complete The Biology Post Test (score determines units)
Each student needs to turn in the "What I Wonder About" sheet ASAP
 
Thursday:
Morning: Lewis & Clark For Science Share Day
Afternoon: Open All Day For Biology Post Testing
 
Friday:
Open All Day For Biology Post Testing
and What We Wonder Abouts
 
May 25 , 2012
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Each student needs to turn in the "What I Wonder About" sheet ASAP
 
Thursday:
Ancient Aliens
 
Friday:
H.A.A.R.P.
 
 
 
May 12 , 2012
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Read Chapter 32 (pages 820-841) before coming to seminar. Section 32-1 introduces the Class Mammalia. Section 32-2 covers the Diversity of Mammals. Section 32-3 presents Primates and Human Origns. Please review the each of the section's Notes PowerPoint. If you can not open the Powerpoint presentations check out the webnotes for section 32-1, section 32-2 and section 32-3 . Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 32 Flashcard Quiz. The Chapter 32 Review, the Mammal Hair Lab, the Classifying Mammals Worksheet, and the Chapter 32 Test @70% should be completed this week.
May 6 , 2012
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Monday: Chapter 31 Walk-Through
 
Tuesday
The Story of Great Falls (Dinos, Volcanoes, Glaciers, Floods)
 
Wednesday
Field Trip to Lost Lake and Fort Benton
 
Thursday, Friday
Open all day for Egg Lab and Bird Adaptations Lab
April 28, 2012
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Chapter 30 Walk-Through
April 22, 2012
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Students should have their chick observations, question, hypothesis/predictions and experiment procedures written. This week each students must mass their chick and continue collecting data on a daily basis. by the end of the week students should be half done with their test/experiment.
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This is Shark Week. We will be dissection the dogfish shark all week.
Squalus Acanthias
April 15, 2012
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Read Chapter 29 (pages 744-758) before coming to seminar. Chapter 29-1 discusses invertebrate evolution. Section 29-2 covers the form and function in invertebrates. Please review the Comparing Invertebrate Notes PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 29 Flashcard Quiz. The Chicken Lab Introduction and the Shark Dissection Lab Introduction will be this week. The Chapter 29 Review, the Review Invertebrate Worksheet and the Chapter 28 Test @70% should be completed this week. Watch the Shark Dissection Video and check out my Shark Dissection Playlist on YouTube.
April 8, 2012
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Read Chapter 28 (pages 714-739) before coming to seminar. Chapter 28-1 and 28-2 introduces the phylum Arthropoda. Section 28-3 covers the the largest, very diverse phylum Insecta. The Final section in chapter 28 takes a look at the phylum Echinodermata. Please review the Arthropod and Echinoderm Notes PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 28 Flashcard Quiz. Go to Raven for more Arthropod reading. The Crayfish Dissection Lab and the external Seastar Dissection Lab, the Internal Seastar Dissection Lab should be completed this week. Check out the Crayfish Dissection PPT, Crayfish Dissection Website, Seastar Dissection PowerPoint and the Seastar Dissection Website. The Chapter 28 Review, the Identifying Echinoderm Worksheet, the Crustacean Worksheet, and the Chapter 28 Test @70% should be completed by spring break. Warch the following videos: Crayfish Dissection I, Crayfish Dissection II, Seastar Dissection I, Seastar Dissection II
March 22, 2012
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"What Do You Think About Kony 2012?" Poll (Submit your comments on Live Poll)
"What are YOU Going To Do?" Poll (Submit your vote on Live Poll)
"What do You Think of Kony 2012 Fraud?" Poll (Submit your comments on Live Poll)
"What Are YOU Going To Do Now?" Poll (Submit your vote on Live Poll)
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Google: The Fourth Estate, Invisible Children, Cover the Night and Jason Russell
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Read Chapter 27 (pages 682-709) before coming to seminar. Chapter 27-1 through 27-3 covers 3 phyla of worms; Platyhelminthes(flat), Nematoda(round) and Annelida(segnented). Section 27-4 covers the very diverse Phylum Mollusca.. Please review the Worms and Mollusks Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Worms and Mollusks Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 27 Flashcard Quiz. The Ascaris Worm Dissection Lab and the Earthworm Dissection Lab, the Mussel Dissection Lab and the Squid Dissection Lab will all be completed over the next two week. Female Ascaris Dissection PPT, Male Ascaris Cross Section, Female Ascaris Cross Section. The Chapter 27 Review, the Mussel Dissection Lab, the Squid Dissection Lab and the Chapter 27 Test @70% should be completed over the next two weeks. Check out the following videos: 20 worm/Mollusk Videos, Ascaris Dissection, Earthworm Dissection, Mussel Dissection, Squid Dissection
 
March 17, 2012
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All students need to take 5 minutes (each day) to measure and draw their bean.
The Plant Tissues Project and the Bean Project should be completes ASAP
 
Read Chapter 27 (pages 682-709) before coming to seminar. Chapter 27-1 through 27-3 covers 3 phyla of worms; Platyhelminthes(flat), Nematoda(round) and Annelida(segnented). Section 27-4 covers the very diverse Phylum Mollusca, which we will investigate next week. Please review the Worms and Mollusks Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Worms and Mollusks Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 27 Flashcard Quiz. The Ascaris Worm Dissection Lab and the Earthworm Dissection Lab should be completed this week. The Chapter 27 Review, the Squid Dissection Lab and the Chapter 27 Test @70% should be completed by next week. Check out the following videos: 20 worm/Mollusk Videos, Ascaris Dissection, Earthworm Dissection
March 10, 2012
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All students need to take 5 minutes (each day) to measure and draw their bean.
The Plant Tissues Project and the Bean Project should be completes ASAP
 
Read Chapter 26 (pages 656-675) before coming to seminar. We now begin a 2 month tour through the Animal Kingdom 95% of which are invertebrates. Chapter 26 introduces the animal kingdom and covers the form/function of sponges and cnidarians (hydra, jellyfish, sea anemone, coral). Please review the Sponges and Cnidarians Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Sponge and Cnidarians Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. Practice the vocabulary with the Chapter 26 Flashcard Quiz. The Chapter 26 Review, the Embryonic Development Worksheet, the Sponge Lab, the Hydra Lab, and the Chapter 26 Test @70% should be completed this week. Check out the following videos: Sea Sponges, Sponge Feeding, Sponge Reproduction, Super Jellyfish, Cnidarian Eating, Budding Hydra Animation, Coral Spawn, Coral Asexual Reproduction-Budding.
March 1, 2012
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All students need to take 5 minutes (each day) to measure and draw their bean.
 
Read Chapter 23 (pages 578-5602) before coming to seminar. Chapter 23 covers specialized tissues in plants, roots/stems/leaves and transport in plants. Section 23-1 is a great overview of plant structure and tussues. Please review the Roots/Stems/Leaves Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Roots/Stems/Leaves Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. I have included a Chapter 23 Flashcard Quiz to practice. The Chapter 23 Review, the Plant Tissues Worksheet, the Root Structure Lab, the Stem Structure Lab, the Leaf Structure Lab, the Plant Tissues Project and the Chapter 23 Test @70% should be completed over the next two weeks. Check out the following videos: (Specialized Plant Tissues) (Water Movement In Plants) (Xylem) (Phloem Loading Source/Sink) (Transpiration Pull)
February 18, 2012
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All students need to take 5 minutes (each day) to measure and draw their bean.
 
Due to the District Writing Assessment
there will be NO seminar on Tuesday and Wednesday
The room will be open all week to work on Biology
 
Read Chapter 22 (pages 550-572) before coming to seminar. Chapter 22 introduces students to the Diversity of Plants. The four groups of plants covered in this chapter are Moss, Ferns, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. Please review the Plant Diversity Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Plant Diversity Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. The Chapter 22 Review, the Monocot/Dicot Worksheet, the Comparing Land Plants Lab, the Moss Fern Worksheet and the Chapter 22 Test @70% should be completed this week. Check out the following videos: (HistoryHimself's Tribute to Moss) (Moss Reproduction) (Seed Plants) (BozenaBiology Plant Evolution)
February 10, 2012
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All students need to take 5 minutes (each day) to measure and draw their bean.
 
Read Chapter 21 (pages 526-542) before coming to seminar. Chapter 21 introduces students to the Fungi Kingdom. There are four phyla of fungi covered in this chapter. Phylum Zygomycota (mold), the Phylum Ascomycota (sac fungi), the Phylum Basidiomycota (club fungi) and the Phylum Deuteromycota (imperfect fungi). Please review the Fungi Kingdom Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Fungi Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. It will be important to know the structure of fungi, and how fungi reproduce. Please check out the World of Fungi video, WOW! Fungus Plant Growth video, Mushroom Time Lapse video, Insect With Fungus video. The Chapter 21 Review, The Fungi Worksheet, The Reproduction in Fungi Lab, and the Chapter 21 Test @70% should be completed this week.
 
Read Chapter 21 (pages 526-542) before coming to seminar. Chapter 21 introduces students to the Fungi Kingdom. There are four phyla of fungi covered in this chapter. Phylum Zygomycota (mold), the Phylum Ascomycota (sac fungi), the Phylum Basidiomycota (club fungi) and the Phylum Deuteromycota (imperfect fungi). Please review the Fungi Kingdom Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Fungi Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. It will be important to know the structure of fungi, and how fungi reproduce. Please check out the World of Fungi video, WOW! Fungus Plant Growth video, Mushroom Time Lapse video, Insect With Fungus video. The Chapter 21 Review, The Fungi Worksheet, The Reproduction in Fungi Lab, and the Chapter 21 Test @70% should be completed this week. Do Part I of the Fungi Lab.
 
Read Chapter 21 (pages 526-542) before coming to seminar. Chapter 21 introduces students to the Fungi Kingdom. There are four phyla of fungi covered in this chapter. Phylum Zygomycota (mold), the Phylum Ascomycota (sac fungi), the Phylum Basidiomycota (club fungi) and the Phylum Deuteromycota (imperfect fungi). Please review the Fungi Kingdom Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Fungi Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. It will be important to know the structure of fungi, and how fungi reproduce. Please check out the World of Fungi video, WOW! Fungus Plant Growth video, Mushroom Time Lapse video, Insect With Fungus video. The Chapter 21 Review, The Fungi Worksheet, The Reproduction in Fungi Lab, and the Chapter 21 Test @70% should be completed this week. Do Part II of the Fungi Lab.
February 4, 2012
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All students will need to plant their beans this week! Come in sometime this week and get a bean seed into one of the pots. The bean plant write-up will be givien to anyone planting a bean seed.
 
Read Chapter 20 (pages 496-519) before coming to seminar. Chapter 20 investigates the Protist Kingdom. There are three groups of protists. The Animal-Like, the Plant-Like and the Fungus-Like protists. Please review the Kingdom Protista Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Protist Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. It will be important to know the way protists get energy, the way the they move and how they reproduce(asexually or sexually) . Please check out the protist videos on my Protist Playlist on YouTube and the Prokaryotes Video on Bozeman Biology. The Chapter 20 Review, The Arranging Protist Worksheet, The Algae Lab, the Protist Survey Lab and the Chapter 20 Test @70% should be completed this week. Do the Algae Lab.
 
Read Chapter 20 (pages 496-519) before coming to seminar. Chapter 20 investigates the Protist Kingdom. There are three groups of protists. The Animal-Like, the Plant-Like and the Fungus-Like protists. Please review the Kingdom Protista Notes PowerPoint. Check out the Protist Webnotes if you do not have PowerPoint. It will be important to know the way protists get energy, the way the they move and how they reproduce(asexually or sexually) . Please check out the protist videos on my Protist Playlist on YouTube and the Prokaryotes Video on Bozeman Biology. The Chapter 20 Review, The Arranging Protist Worksheet, The Algae Lab, the Protist Survey Lab and the Chapter 20 Test @70% should be completed this week. Do the Protist Scavanger Hunt (Protist Survey) Lab
January 28, 2012
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Monday AM - New Student Orientation
Monday PM - Welcome and Introduce Biology to New Students
 
All students will need to plant their beans this week! Come in sometime this week and get a bean seed into one of the pots. The bean plant write-up will be givien to anyone planting a bean seed.
 
Read Chapter 19 (pages 468-490) before coming to seminar. Chapter 19 has three sections. The first discusses bacteria. The second sections investigates the structure and lytic/lysogenic infections of viruses. The chapter closes with a look at the diseases caused by bacteria and viruses. Please use the Bacteria/Virus Notes PowerPoint or the Bacteria/Virus Notes Web if you do not have the PowerPoint program on your computer. The Chapter 19 Review, the Agents of Disease Worksheet, the Identifying Bacteria Lab and the Chapter 19 Test @70% should be completed this week. Check out the How Flu Attacks, the T4 Phage Virus Infecting a Bacteria and the Prokaryotes Video on Bozeman Biology.
 
Read Chapter 19 (pages 468-490) before coming to seminar. Students will observe and identify bacteria by shape and stain color. Chapter 19 has three sections. The first discusses bacteria. The second sections investigates the structure and lytic/lysogenic infections of viruses. The chapter closes with a look at the diseases caused by bacteria and viruses. Please use the Bacteria/Virus Notes PowerPoint or the Bacteria/Virus Notes Web if you do not have the PowerPoint program on your computer. The Chapter 19 Review, the Agents of Disease Worksheet, the Identifying Bacteria Lab and the Chapter 19 Test @70% should be completed this week. Check out the How Flu Attacks, the T4 Phage Virus Infecting a Bacteria and the Prokaryotes Video on Bozeman Biology.
January 20, 2012
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District Lab Assessment
January 14, 2012
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Chapter 18 Walk-Through and Classification Lab
December 17, 2011
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Fetal Pig Dissection
 
Read Chapter 35 (pages 890-914) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 47-53) before coming to seminar. We will begin with a 35-1 Summary (ppt). If you can not open the PowerPoint, try the 35-1 Summary Web. We will complete the Urinary system dissection and the reproductive system dissection. The Chapter 35 Review with a 70% test, the Urinary Dissection, the Reproductive Dissection, the Brain/Spine Dissection and the Nervous System Worksheet need to be completed before Christmas Break. Watch the BozemanBiology Nervous System Video. Practice both the Human Body Systems Overview and the Human Body Systems Summary.
 
Tuesday, 12/13/11, 9AM-12Noon: Field Trip to UGF Science Days
 
All week and continuing until Christmas break students will be offered units in Art and Biology for completing life-sized drawings of human body systems...and most art students have done still life drawings so now it is time for some stillborn life drawings! Pick any of the various dissected fetal pigs and draw a representation of it. Room 216 is open all week and next (excluding seminar times).
 
Read Chapter 35 (pages 890-914) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 47-53) before coming to seminar. We will complete the brain and Spinal cord dissection. The Chapter 35 Review with a 70% test, the Urinary Dissection, the Reproductive Dissection, the Brain/Spine Dissection and the Nervous System Worksheet need to be completed before Christmas Break. Watch the BozemanBiology Nervous System Video. Practice both the Human Body Systems Overview and the Human Body Systems Summary.
December 10, 2011
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Read Chapter 37-1 & 37-2 (pages 942-955) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 29-38) before coming to seminar. We will begin with an information session on the Circulatory System (ppt). This Circulatory System Video is a great review. Watch the BozemanBio Circulation video on YouTube. We will review the Cardiovascular Essay. We will begin the circulatory dissection with the neck and upper extremities. The Chapter 37 Review, Circulatory System Fetal Pig Dissection with vein and Artery quiz, the Cardiovacular Worksheet, and a cardiovascular essay need to be completed by the end of the week. Watch the Happy Days Pump Your Blood Video and the Circulatory Song video.
 
Read Chapter 37-1 & 37-2 (pages 942-955) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 29-38) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 10 viewing of the BozemanBio Circulation video on YouTube. We will review information on the Circulatory System (ppt). This Circulatory System Video is a great review. We will review the Cardiovascular Essay. We will complete the circulatory dissection with the lower extremities. The Chapter 37 Review, Circulatory System Fetal Pig Dissection with vein and Artery quiz, the Cardiovacular Worksheet, and a cardiovascular essay need to be completed by the end of the week. Next week we will begin the Art/Science Body Systems Project. Students will be drawing life-sized body systems, earning units science/art units. Watch the Happy Days Pump Your Blood Video and the Circulatory Song video.
December 2, 2011
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Read Chapter 37-3 (pages 956-963) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 25-28) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 30 minute information session on the Respiratory System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Respiratory System info as a Webpage. This Respiratory System Video is a great review. Watch the BozemanBio Respiratory System videos on YouTube. I will introduce the Cardiovascular Essay. We will begin the respiratory dissection with the neck. The Respiratory System Fetal Pig Dissection with words to know quiz, the Respiratory Worksheet, and a cardiovascular essay rough draft need to be completed by the end of the week. The Chapter 37 Review will not be accepted until next week. Check out BozenanBiology videos on the respiratory system and on gas exchange.
 
Read Chapter 37-3 (pages 956-963) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 25-28) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 30 minute information session on the Respiratory System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Respiratory System info as a Webpage. This Respiratory System Video is a great review. Watch the BozemanBio Respiratory System videos on YouTube. I will introduce the Cardiovascular Essay. We will complete the respiratory dissection with the thoracic cavity. The Respiratory System Fetal Pig Dissection with words to know quiz, the Respiratory Worksheet, and a cardiovascular essay rough draft need to be completed by the end of the week. The Chapter 37 Review will not be accepted until next week. Check out BozenanBiology videos on the respiratory system and on gas exchange.
November 24, 2011
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Read Chapter 38 (pages 970-989) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 19-20) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 15 minute information session on the Digestive System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Digestive System info as a Webpage. This Digestive System Video is a great review. Watch the stages of Digestion on YouTube. I will introduce the Path of a Big Mac Essay. (Big Mac Essay Words List) We will begin the digestive dissection with the salivary glands and the oral cavity. The Digestive System Fetal Pig Dissection, the Digestion Worksheet, the Excretory Worksheet and the Chapter 38 Review with 70% on the Test should all be complete before leaving for Thanksgiving break, November 22. Check out BozenamBiology video on Nutrition and Digestion. Do you want practice the Path of a Big Mac. Try this Burger Flash!
 
Read Chapter 38 (pages 970-989) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 19-20) before coming to seminar. We will review information on the Digestive System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Digestive System info as a Webpage. This Digestive System Video is a great review. Watch the stages of Digestion on YouTube. Discuss the Path of a Big Mac Essay. (Big Mac Essay Words List) This Seminar will begin with a 15 minute information session on the Excretory System (ppt). Can't open PowerPoint? Here is the Excretory System info as a Webpage. A great 4 minute Urinary/Nephron Video. Students need to complete the Digestive System Fetal Pig Dissection, the Digestion Worksheet, the Excretory Worksheet and the Chapter 38 Review with 70% on the Test should all be complete before leaving for Thanksgiving break, November 22. Check out BozenamBiology video on Nutrition and Digestion. Do you want practice the Path of a Big Mac. Try this Burger Flash!
 
Read Chapter 38 (pages 970-989) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 19-20) before coming to seminar. We will review information on the Digestive System (ppt), Digestive System Webpage and review the information on the Excretory System (ppt), Excretory System Webpage. A great 4 minute Urinary/Nephron Video. This Digestive System Video is a great review. Watch the stages of Digestion on YouTube. Discuss the Path of a Big Mac Essay. (Big Mac Essay Words List) Students need to complete the Digestive System Fetal Pig Dissection, the Digestion Worksheet, the Excretory Worksheet and the Chapter 38 Review with 70% on the Test should all be complete before leaving for Thanksgiving break, November 22. Check out BozenamBiology video on Nutrition and Digestion. Do you want practice the Path of a Big Mac. Try this Burger Flash!
November 12, 2011
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Read Chapter 36-1 to 36-2 (pages 920-932) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 1-7) before coming to seminar. We will begin with a review of how to check grades and progress in this class. A quick run through of the dissection procedures will be followed by an introduction to the Fetal Pig. Students will complete the Skeletal System Lab, the Muscular System Lab and begin identifying the External Structures of their fetal pig. Check out the External Fetal Pig Video and the External Fetal Pig Video Quiz. The Chapter 36 Review with a 70% on the Test, the Skeletal System Lab, the Muscular System Lab, the External Pig Dissection and the Gastrocnemius Dissection should all be complete by the end of the week.
 
Read Chapter 36-1 to 36-2 (pages 920-932) and The Old School Fetal Pig Dissection Manual (pages 8-16) before coming to seminar. This Seminar will begin with a 30 minute information session on the skeletal system.ppt (Skeletal System Web Show), the muscular system.ppt (Muscular System Web Show) and the integumentary stystem. Students will complete the gastrocnemius dissection and an optional muscle dissection. The Chapter 36 Review with a 70% on the Test, the Skeletal System Lab, the Muscular System Lab, the External Pig Dissection and the Gastrocnemius Dissection should all be complete by the end of the week.
November 4, 2011
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Read Chapter 12 (pages 286-299) before coming to seminar. Review the structure and functions of three organic macromolecules (Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids). The BIG PICTURE of chapter 12. Briefly describe the experiments of Griffith, Avery, Hershey/Chase, Franklin, Watson/Crick and Chargaff to understand how they all have added to our knowledge of DNA. Identify how a sugar, a phosphate and nitrogenous bases form nucleotides which are the building blocks of the DNA double helix molecule. List the purines, the pyrimadines and practice the base pairing of Adenine to Thymine and Cytosine to Guanine. Describe the process of DNA replication. See DNA replication real time. Chapter 12 Review, CHNOPS Worksheet, DNA Structure Lab, and the Chapter 12 Test due by end of week. Check out BozemanBiology videos on DNA & RNA Part 1 and DNA & RNA Part 2
 
Read Chapter 12 (pages 286-299) before coming to seminar. We will begin by looking at the differnces between DNA and RNA. The three types of RNA are messenger (mRNA), transfer (tRNA) and ribosomal (rRNA). We will see how DNA transcription occurs. See DNA transcription real time. Next we will investigate translation. See translation real time. The fundamental idea is to copy the DNA code and using RNA, synthesize protein (polypeptide chain), using a genecode. Point mutations, translocation and inversions and duplication and deletions are all mutation problems. Chapter 12 Review, CHNOPS Worksheet, DNA Structure Lab, and the Chapter 12 Test due by end of week. Check out BozemanBiology videos on DNA Transcription and Translation
October 30, 2011
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Read Chapter 11 (pages 262-274) before coming to seminar. We will begin Genetics. Gregor Mendel used pea plants to put together a great story of how traits are inherited from parent to offspring. The chemical factors that determine traits are called genes. We will see how the segregation of alleles explains gametes coming together during fertilization to produce new offsrping. Genetics is all about probability. It will be important to use the Punnett Square to understand how homozygous and herterozygous alleles can be used to predict the genotype and the phenotype of offspring. The Chapter 11 Review, the Probability Worksheet, the Punnett Square worksheet, the Meiosis Lab and the Chapter 11 Test need to be completed by the end of the week. Check out BozemanBiology on Mendelian Genetics and Chromosomal Genetics.
 
Read Chapter 11 (pages 275-280) before coming to seminar. The cell cycle with mitosis allows all living cells to grow and divide into perfect copies of themselves. If sexual reproduction is the uniting of two sex cells or gametes to form one zygote, how come the number of chromosomes does not keep doubling with each fertilization? Because meiosis is a reduction division that cuts the number of chromosomes in half. Each parent gives half of its code to the F1 offspring. Meiosis and Mitosis have the same names for their phases but they are not the same at all. This video sums it all up. The Chapter 11 Review, the Probability Worksheet, the Punnett Square worksheet, the Meiosis Lab and the Chapter 11 Test need to be completed by the end of the week. Check out BozemanBiology on Mendelian Genetics and Chromosomal Genetics. Watch live animal cells and live plant cells video.
October 23, 2011
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Read Chapter 10 (pages 240-253) before coming to seminar. We will review the results of the staring exeriment and the Goroup consciousness activity. Review the Stages of Mitosis The cell cycle can be broken into four parts; cell growth(G1 phase), DNA replication(S phase), preparation for mitosis(G2 phase) and cell division. Interphase(in-between) includes all phases of cell cycle except cell division. During cell division Mitosis (Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase) and cytokinesis occur. We will be looking at all the phases of mitosis with prepared slides. Students need to complete the Chapter 10 Review, the Mitosis Lab, the Cell Cycle Worksheet and take the Chapter 10 Test by Wednesday October 19, 2011. Check out the BozemanBiology podcasts on Mitosis
 
Review aerobic respiration, the Kreb Cycle, mitochondrial ATP Synthesis and fermentation We will be investigating the alcoholic fermentaion process by making carbonated Root Beer. If all goes well we should have some great tasting carbonated Root beer in a week or so. Students need to complete the Chapter 10 Review, the Mitosis Lab, the Cell Cycle Worksheet and take the Chapter 10 Test by Wednesday October 19, 2011. Check out the BozemanBiology podcasts on Mitosis
October 14, 2011
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Ever had a premonition? Are we all connected in some sort of Global Consciousness? Sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch are the tools most of us depend on to perceive the world. But some people say they also can perceive things that are outside the range of the conventional senses, through some other channel for which there is no anatomical or neurological explanation. Scientific researchers studying such abilities call them extrasensory perception (ESP), but many refer to them as the "sixth sense." We will watch Through The Wormhole "The Sixth Sense" and perform some data collecting investigations of our own. We will do a Group Consciousness Number Test, a Staring Precognition Test and a Group ESP Test. Read Chapter 10 (pages 240-253) before coming to seminar 11.
 
Read Chapter 10 (pages 240-253) before coming to seminar. Chapter 10 begins with a section on Cell growth. We will do a cell growth lab that compares surface area to volume and discusses limits of cell growth. We will do the Cell Growth Limits Lab. The cell cycle can be broken into four parts; cell growth(G1 phase), DNA replication(S phase), preparation for mitosis(G2 phase) and cell division. The cell is in interphase(in-between) during all phases of cell cycle except cell division. During cell division Mitosis (Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase) and cytokinesis occur. Students need to complete the Chapter 10 Review, the Mitosis Lab, the Cell Cycle Worksheet and take the Chapter 10 Test by Wednesday October 19, 2011. Check out the BozemanBiology podcasts on Mitosis
October 8 , 2011
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Read Chapter 9 (pages 220-232) before coming to seminar. A principal molecule that cells use to store and release energy is adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Photosynthesis is broken into the light reactions and the Calvin Cycle.We will look at the big picture of how photosynthesis and respiration work together to enable living things to have energy. I have included a great analogy image, a light reaction video and a Calvin cycle video. We will spend 30 minutes looking at Cellular Respiration, which can be broken into three processes. Gylcolysis, the Kreb Cycle and the Electron Transport Chain. The Chapter 9 Review, Glycolysis lab, Cellular Respiration Worksheet and test should be completed by the end of next week. Check out the BozemanBiology Podcasts on Photosynthesis and Respiration.
Tuesday, October 4th I will be out on a Benton Lake Field Trip. the 12 Students going need to Dress warmly (layers) and bring a lunch and snacks. Students need to meet in Mrs Blythe's room at 9AM. We will arrive back to PGEC around 2PM . Room 216 will be closed to all non-attending students. All Advisees will check Out for lunch and back in after lunch with Mr Sidor.
I will be out for the rest of the week attending my Grandmother's Funeral. Please read chapter 9 and complete the Chapter 9 Review, Glycolysis lab, Cellular Respiration Worksheet. All work will be on the counters. Catch up doing work from chapters 1, 2, 7, and 8. Green slip and hand in any work by the end of the week. This is a great week to get some work done in other classes.
October 3 , 2011
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Read Chapter 8 (pages 200-214) before coming to seminar. Telling a non-fiction story based on evidence/facts is vital in science. Mrs. Johns will be giving us a quick lesson on writing a 5 paragraph essay. I will show Black Hole and Vend to begin the story telling. We will look at the role energy plays in living organisms and the relationship between autotrophs and heterotrophs. We will look at the big picture of how photosynthesis and respiration work together to enable living things to have energy. A principal molecule that cells use to store and release energy is adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Photosynthesis is a series of reactions that plants use to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen. Photosynthesis is broken into the light reactions and the Calvin Cycle. The students will write the story of photosynthesis (the structures, the processes and the materials into/out of the reactions). I have included a great analogy image, a light reaction video and a Calvin cycle video. The Chapter 8 Review, ATP lab, Spectrum Worksheet and test should be completed by the end of this week. Check out the BozemanBiology Podcasts on Photosynthesis and Respiration.
 
Read Chapter 8 (pages 200-214) before coming to seminar. We will review the big picture of how photosynthesis and respiration work to enable living things to have energy. We will review Photosynthesis and look at how sunlight, carbon dioxide and water can produce sugar and oxygen. Photosynthesis is broken into the light reactions and the Calvin Cycle. We will practice the story of photosynthesis (the structures, the processes and the materials into/out of the reactions). Students will do the Chromatography Lab. I have included a great analogy image, a light reaction video and a Calvin cycle video. The Chapter 8 Review, ATP lab, Spectrum Worksheet and test should be completed by the end of this week. Check out the BozemanBiology Podcasts on Photosynthesis and Respiration.
September 24, 2011
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Read Chapter 7 (pages 168-193) before coming to seminar. Students will see the Introduction to Cells video trailer. We will cover a brief history of the cell and a fundamentail concept in biology known as The Cell Theory. It is important to understand the difference between prokaryote and eukaryote cells. After an information session on the Organelles of the Cell and a tour through the cell, we will review the differences and the similarities between plant cells and animal cells. These differences will be seen during the Cell Variation Lab. Students will have a few hours to make prepared slides of, observe and draw onion, cheek, potato and elodea cells. All slides must be checked and all drawings must be initialed by Mr. Logan in order to get any credit for them. The students will work on the Cell Variation Lab, the Chapter 7 Review, the Comparing Cells Worksheet. The Cell Variation Lab will continue through the next seminar.
 
Read Chapter 7 (pages 168-193) before coming to seminar. This seminar will begin with a review of the Organelles of the Cell. Students will see short videos comparing Prokaryote vs. Eukaryote cells and the differences and similarities of plant cells and animal cells. Will practice the Organelles in cells and take a quiz over the names and functions of the organelles. We will observe diffusion in a large beaker then students will watch short video clips explaining diffusion and Osmosis followed by a video desribing passive and active transport.The students will finish the Cell Variation Lab, the Chapter 7 Review, the Comparing Cells Worksheet and the begin the Active/Passive Transport Worksheet. We are only half way through chapter 7 so the test will not be taken this week.
September 17, 2011
Read Chapter 2 (pages 34-53) before coming to seminar. Watch We Are All Connected . We will begin this week by looking at a few Atom Notes. Each student will practice Finding The Parts of an Atom using the Composition and Reactions of Matter worksheet. After finding the parts, students will learn how to Diagram an Atom. The Atomic Structure and Bonding worksheet will give students practice diagramming atoms and the Counting Atoms worksheet helps students recognize and understand molecular formulas. The seminar will end with a lesson on Combining Elements leading to ionic and covalent bonds. Both the Chapter 2 Review and the Composition and Rxs of Matter worksheet need to be completed, green slipped and handed in before students leave on Friday, 09/16/11. The Chapter 2 Test needs to be completeted by the end of the week as well.
 
Read Chapter 2 (pages 34-53) before coming to seminar. This seminar looks at some of the properties of water. A lesson on solutions and suspensions will be followed by Acids and Bases including the pH scale. The rest of the seminar students will investigate the structure and funtions of three of the four organic macromolecules (Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids). The Chemistry of Carbohydrates lab, the Chemistry of Lipids lab and the Chemistry of Proteins lab need to be completed, green slipped and handed in before students leave on Friday, 09/16/11. The Chapter 2 Test needs to be completed by the end of the week as well.
September 11 , 2011
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Welcome to PGEC. We will start the year with a look at a few procedures, the course requirements, and an introduction to loganAskWhy.com. This first seminar covers chapter 1 (pgs 2-29). Remember reading is a vital part of understanding the story being experienced so be prepared by reading the chapter. Science is the Poetry of Reality. We look at the organization of matter into life and eventually the Universe. It is the Story of Everything. There will be a short information session covering the skills/methods and the tools of science. The Chapter 1 Review will be due this week. The set up of the Controlled Experiment Lab will be followed by the completing of the Microscope lab.
 
Read Chapter 1 (pages 2-29) before coming to seminar. Watch The unbroken Thread. Students will collect data and complete the Controlled Experiment Lab. We will review/correct/collect the Microscope Lab and the Chapter 1 Review sheet. the seminar will end with the completion of the chapter 1 test. The Chapter 1 Review, the Controlled Experiments Lab and the Microscope Lab need to be handed in, with a green slip stapled to them, by the end of the day Friday, 09/09/11.
August 28 , 2011
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March 9 , 2010
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February 26, 2010
 

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Over the next Month, we will be studying Geology. First we will be identifying minerals by using an arsenal of observations and tests. Before the Mineral Lab we will practice with the Specific Gravity Lab. Students will then begin testing and identifying 30 rock-forming minerals. The Mineral Lab will be due Monday, March 8, 2010. Reread chapter 4 (pages 53-57) EVERY DAY! Practice the Mineral Notes Show , and put in lots of time practicing the minerals in your kit. Check out The Mineral Project Website. It has a mineral search, mineral identification notes, and a large database of minerals. Check out Minerals for more information. The mineral practical test will be Tuesday, March 9, 2010. The Chapter 4 written test will be Wednesday, March 10, 2010.                                                  
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