Miss Smith

 
 
Welcome to my site!  If you are looking for journal topics, those are done in class, and I do not post them.  Make up journal topics can be obtained with make up work after you return to school. 
 
Remember, I am an early bird, so you can come to my class to get caught up anytime after 7 in the morning. 
 
If you are missing a vocabulary handout or a lab, select "home" on the left margin, and scroll down to the unit that you are missing work from, and download what you need. 
 
Unit packet information and due dates are located below.
 
Link to Kelp Activity
https://docs.google.com/a/sandiego.edu/file/d/0B-yDeDz0wFEoSUw1ZWtlR1lZNm8/edit?usp=sharing
Cell Cycle Links:  Just click on the one you need, and listen:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Darwin Documentary Project:
Click here to learn how to LAUNCH active inspire so that you can screencast

Click HERE to go to virtual frog dissection. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Science Lab:
 
 

Fall 2011 Science Class

 
 
 

Unit 1 Packet: Due September 28,2012
 

 Points Possible 

 Assignment Description 

(Download any missing assignments from unit 1 by scrolling down to the bottom of the unit 1 page, and find the assignment)

 10

 Vocab 1 (Dec, Cent, Mil)

 10

 Key Terms 1

 10

 Vocab 2 (Tech, -ology)

 10

 Key Terms 2

 10

 Vocab 3 (Syn, Sym, Ab)

 10

 Crossword

   
   
 Labs:

 Don't forget to do the analysis questions!

 30

  •  Measuring Distance

 30

  •  Heart Rate

 30

  •  Measuring Temperature

 Miscellaneous

 Other Assignments and Extra Credit (as applies)

 15

 Spreadsheet generated heart rate graph/chart from heart rate lab (extra credit)

   
 
Unit 2 Geological Time Period Powerpoint Presentation  Due Oct 16,2012

Presentation Guidelines:

Your Presentation must have the following:

  • Title Page stating time period(s) researched, you and your partner's names, and an image of a fossil or geologic specimen for the time period with a caption.
  • Description of time: years your time period(s) span, subdivisions in the time period, image or chart showing where your time period fits in the geologic time scale, and explanation of the name of the time period and its subdivisions. Use images with captions as much as possible.
  • Slide(s) explaining the Earth's conditions at the time - what was the land, oceans, atmosphere like? Show an image with a caption if you can find an artist's depiction of what the earth might have looked like. Show an image of where the continents might have been. Use images with captions as much as possible.
  • Slide(s) explaining what life was like during the time. Use images with captions as much as possible.
  • Slide(s) outlining the major events that happened during your time period. If you researched more than one time period, please separate events into time periods. Use images with captions as much as possible.
  • Information and image references must be included on every slide with the title and address of source websites. This should be small but legible at the bottom of every slide.

·

· Geological Powerpoint Project Rubric

Elements

Beginning to meet Expectations 5-14 points

Approaching Expectations 15-17 points

Meets Expectations 18-19 points

Exceeds Expectations 20-25 points

Total Points

Research Notes

Most Slide Contents have at least one answer

All Slide Contents are answered. Some with more than one example

All Slide Contents are answered fully, with examples when needed.

All Slide Contents are answered fully with examples that include the changes that have occurred from past periods


Powerpoint technical aspects/ele- ments

Most slides are present with much of the required information. Some images are present.

All slides are present with most of the images, and most of the information, Background is different than stock

All slides are present with bulleted information. Images have captions and bibliography is included. Movie is included in show, ani- mations and back- ground is relevant

All slides are present with concise bulleted information. Images are informative and have captions. Bibliography and movie are present. Creative use of backgrounds and animations


Presentation content

Presentation had some educational value. Audience got a bit confused at organization of slides

Presentation was educational in some parts, and maintained its’ focus on the time period. Slides were fairly well organized to flow with time

Presentation was mostly educational, flowed well time-wise. Focus on time period and transitional events were easy to follow.

Presentation was very educational, and flowed well time-wise. Transitional events highlight what happens during the time period, and show a deep understanding of the time period


Presentation quality (Pre- senter preparedness)

Presenter was somewhat familiar with the information on the slides. Read slides and did not explain images

Presenter was familiar with slide information. Needed to read many of the slides, and could explain some of them further

Presenter was familiar with slide information, and able to explain bulleted points and images

Presenter knew slide information well. Able to explain bulleted points and images showing a deep understanding. Entertaining and educational


Total Points





/100


 
Unit 2 Packet: Due October 19, 2012

 Points Possible 

 Assignment Description 

(Download any missing assignments from Unit 2 by scrolling down to the bottom of the unit 2 page, and find the assignment)

 10

 Vocab 1 (Ge, Geo, Pro)

 10

 Key Terms 1

 10

 Vocab 2 (Super, Supr, Sub)

 10

 Key Terms 2

10

Vocab 3 (Neo, Paleo)

10 

 Crossword

   
   
 Labs:

 Don't forget to do the analysis questions!

 30

 Using the Straographic Chart

 

 

 

 

 Miscellaneous

 Other Assignments and Extra Credit (as applies)

 100  Geological Time Period Powerpoint Presentation
   
 
 
 
Unit 3 Packet: Due November 16, 2012

 Points Possible 

 Assignment Description 

(Download any missing assignments from unit 1 by scrolling down to the bottom of the unit 1 page, and find the assignment)

 10

 Vocab 1 (Micro, Scope)

 10

 Key Terms 1

 10

 Vocab 2 (Viv, Vita, Bio)

 10

 Key Terms 2

 10

 Vocab 3 (Uni, Multi)

 10

 Key Terms 3

 10

 Vocab 4 (Intra, Inter)

 10

 Crossword

 Labs:

 Don't forget to do the analysis questions!

 30

 Living Organism (mealworm)

50

 Microscope Lab part 1 &2

 

 

 Miscellaneous

 Other Assignments and Extra Credit (as applies)

 80

 Cell Project

   
 

 Cell Model Project:  Due November 14

 

CELL MODEL PROJECT

INTRODUCTION:
     Scientists and students build models to better understand science concepts. They can also develop new ideas and hopefully make new discoveries after studying a model. This project requires each student to construct a realistic model of either a plant cell or an animal cell. Students are encouraged to use inexpensive materials to construct their model. Store purchased models will not be accepted for credit. Each model should contain all of the cell structures and organelles diagrammed in the class textbook. A legend listing each of the structures and organelles with their function and a small-scale version of each structure or organelle should also be included. There will be some class time allocated for students to work on their projects, but a student may find it necessary to work on their project outside of class in order to successfully complete the project by the assigned due date.

HELPFUL HINTS:

1) Begin to work on your project ASAP! Don’t procrastinate (wait) until the last day. Advance planning is highly recommended.

2) Think about what kind of cell you would like to create, then start to look around for the materials. Look at the diagrams in your textbook and write down some ideas you have about how to construct the cell model, and what type of materials would be good representations for the different cell structures and organelles. For this project, cheaper is better!

3) Have Fun!

GRADING CRITERIA:

0 – 20 points= Accurate Representation of a Plant or Animal Cell

0 – 20 points= Accurate Cell Structures and Organelles with Legend

0 – 20 points= Legend includes structure labels, descriptions, and functions

0 - 10  points= Model has title

0 –10 points= Overall neatness and organization

TOTAL= 80 points

 
Unit 4 Packet: Due January 6, 2012

 Points Possible 

 Assignment Description 

(Download any missing assignments from unit 1 by scrolling down to the bottom of the unit 1 page, and find the assignment)

 10

 Vocab 1 (chrome, photo)

 10

 Key Terms 1

 10

 Vocab 2 (hyper, hypo)

 10

 Key Terms 2

 10

 Vocab 3 (trans, port)

 10

 Crossword

   
   
 Labs:

 Don't forget to do the analysis questions!

 50

 Mitosis powerpoint/comic

 30

 Photosynthesis

 30

 Osmosis and diffusion

 Miscellaneous

 Other Assignments and Extra Credit (as applies)

   
   


Unit 5 Packet: Due January 25

Cell Cycle Project
 There are several goals for the Cell Cycle Comic Project: 1. Reinforce learning of the cell cycle by creating a narrative explanation of the process.  2. Students learn to create diagrams using basic computer drawing tools. 3. Students learn to use their drawing images for a visual layout using Comic Life. 4. Show creativity in communicating scientific knowledge. The Cell Cycle Comic is a solo project.  See your teacher for the due date since classes will be doing this project at different times.

General requirements/guideline: Create a comic using powerpoint that shows and narrates the details of the cell cycle.  See your Cornell notes, pages 80-85, and the below web resources for information on the cell cycle.  The comic must be at least 2 pages and no more than 5 pages.  The comic must have original diagrams of the cell cycle phases though you may use other appropriate images.  Humor is acceptable though it must be in good scientific taste.

Grading: Your project will receive FULL points if it narrates and shows with original computer drawings: interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, and cytokinesis in a comic that use Comic Life. 

Procedure: You need to use a program that has basic drawing tools.  Export each drawing to a graphic file.  Try to keep all of your files in one folder or on a flash drive.  After creating many of your drawings, use powerpoint to show and explain the cell cycle.  Import your images and use text areas to narrate the cell cycle.

Stay Organized: You will be working with a group of files in this project so you should create a folder to keep all of your files together in one place.  It also helps to appropriately name your files to keep track of them.
 

Points Earned

Title of Assignment

 

10

Vocab 1 (ject, sect) (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Vocab 2 (Post, ante) (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Vocab 3 (homo, hetero) (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Vocab 4 (medi, loc) (complete? Give yourself 10 pts.)

 

10

Key Terms 1 (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Key Terms 2  (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Crossword   (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Word Search (complete? Give yourself 10 pts.)

 

 

LABS:

 

30

·     Genetic Trait Lab (Missing analysis questions or graph minus 15 pts!)

 

 

·      

 

40

·     Probability Lab  (Missing analysis questions or graph minus 15 pts!)

 

(150)

Sub total of assignments

 

 

Late, messy, out of order?  Minus 10 pts each

 

 

 

 

 

Tests, Quizzes, Electronic Assignments, Misc.

 

 

Unit 5 Quiz 1

 

 

Unit 5 Quiz 2

 

 

Unit 5 Test

 

 

Comic Cell Cycle

 

 

Sub total of Tests, Quizzes, Other

 

 

 

 

 

GRAND TOTAL


Unit 6 Packet: Due February 17

Unit___6_____                Packet:___Evolution                   Due Date:___Feb 17, 2012

 

Points Earned

Title of Assignment

 

10

Vocab 1 (Nasc, Nat) (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Vocab 2 (Dyn, Poten) (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Vocab 3 (Ver, Vest) (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Key Terms 1 (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Key Terms 2 (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Crossword (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

 

LABS:

 

10

·      Podcast Script

 

20

·      Podcast Research

 

10

·     Movie notes (Darwin’s Notebook)

 

(100)

Sub total of assignments

 

 

Late or messy/out of order -10

 

 

 

 

 

Tests, Quizzes, Electronic Assignments, Misc.

 

15

Unit 6 Quiz 1

 

21

Unit 6 Quiz 2

 

100

Unit 6 Test

 

100

 Darwin Podcast

 

 

 

 

236

Sub total of Tests, Quizzes, Other

 

 

 

 

 

GRAND TOTAL





Unit 7 Packet: Due March 9, 2012

 

Life Science Unit Packet Rubric

Name_______________________________________                            Period_______________

 

Unit___7_____ Packet:___Classifying Organisms______          Due Date:___March 15, 2012____

 

Points Earned

Title of Assignment

 

10

Vocab 1 (Pseudo, Fila) (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Vocab 2 (Albus, Arthron) (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Vocab 3 (Dorsum, Dulsis) (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Key Terms 1 (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Key Terms 2  (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

10

Big Ideas Part 1 (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)

 

20

Big Ideas Part 2 & 3 (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 16 pts)

 

/80

 

 

 

LABS:

 

30

·     Paper Holders  (No labeled drawings: minus 15 points,)

 

75

·     Shell Dichotomous Key (No Analysis Q’s: minus 25 points, No labeled drawings: minus 25 points)

 

 

 

 

 

  Late? Minus 25      Famosa Slough? Plus 25

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Notes

 

15

Bill Nye Invertebrates

 

20

Life of Mammals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

220

GRAND TOTAL


 
Unit 8 Packet: Due April 13
 

 

 

Unit___8_____ Packet:___Ecology______          Due Date:___April 13, ,2011____

 



Points Earned


Title of Assignment



 


10


Vocab 1 (Bio, Eco) (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)



 


10


Vocab 2 (Albus, Arthron) (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)



 


10


Vocab 3 (Bene, a-, an-) (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)



 


10


Key Terms 1 (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)



 


10


Key Terms 2  (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)



 


10


Key Terms 3 (no stamp, but complete, give yourself 8 pts)



 


/60


 



 


 


LABS:



 


30


·      Drawing Feeding Relationships   (No Analysis Q’s: minus 20 points)



 


40


·      Drawing Trophic Relationships  (No Analysis Q’s: minus 20 points, No labeled trophic Pyramid/ minus 20)



 


40


·      Endangered Species Research Guide



 


 


 



 


 


  Late? Minus 25     



 


 


 



 


 


Movie Notes



 


15


Hunters and Hunted



 


 


 



 


 


 



 


 


 



 


185


GRAND TOTAL



 
 
Unit 7 Packet: Due
 

 Points Possible 

 Assignment Description 

(Download any missing assignments from unit 1 by scrolling down to the bottom of the unit 1 page, and find the assignment)

 10

 Vocab 1 (Dec, Cent, Mil)

 10

 Key Terms 1

 10

 Vocab 2 (Tech, -ology)

 10

 Key Terms 2

 10

 Vocab 3 (Syn, Sym, Ab)

 10

 Crossword

   
   
 Labs:

 Don't forget to do the analysis questions!

 30

 

 30

 

 30

 

 Miscellaneous

 Other Assignments and Extra Credit (as applies)

   
   
 
 
Unit 8 Packet: Due
 

 Points Possible 

 Assignment Description 

(Download any missing assignments from unit 1 by scrolling down to the bottom of the unit 1 page, and find the assignment)

 10

 Vocab 1 (Dec, Cent, Mil)

 10

 Key Terms 1

 10

 Vocab 2 (Tech, -ology)

 10

 Key Terms 2

 10

 Vocab 3 (Syn, Sym, Ab)

 10

 Crossword

   
   
 Labs:

 Don't forget to do the analysis questions!

 30

 

 30

 

 30

 

 Miscellaneous

 Other Assignments and Extra Credit (as applies)

   
   
 
 
Unit 9 Packet: Due

 Points Possible 

 Assignment Description 

(Download any missing assignments from unit 1 by scrolling down to the bottom of the unit 1 page, and find the assignment)

 10

 Vocab 1 (Dec, Cent, Mil)

 10

 Key Terms 1

 10

 Vocab 2 (Tech, -ology)

 10

 Key Terms 2

 10

 Vocab 3 (Syn, Sym, Ab)

 10

 Crossword

   
   
 Labs:

 Don't forget to do the analysis questions!

 30

 

 30

 

 30

 

 Miscellaneous

 Other Assignments and Extra Credit (as applies)

   
   
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