8/14/13 1) What 3 things should be written at the start of class without being told?
2) How much talking is allowed at the start of class?
8/15/13 1) What needs to be done before the tardy bell rings?
2) List the 5 sections that need to be in your 3-ring folder.
8/16/13 1) Think of some experiments you've done in past years. List some steps that are common to every experiment.
8/19/13 1) What is a hypothesis?
2) Does it matter if your hypothesis turns out to be incorrect? Explain.
8/20/13 1) What are some resources you can use to "gather information" before doing an experiment?
2) When should you write a conclusion?
8/21/13 1) Describe some ways that you can record the result of an experiment.
8/22/13 1) Living or not?
8/23/13 1) All living things are made of ___________.
2) Why is DNA important?
8/26/13 1) You are made of trillions of cells. Do you think you need all your cells to survive? Explain.
8/27/13 1) Describe some differences between plant and animal cells.
8/28/13 1) Describe how to carry the microscope.
2) Find the total magnification is the ocular = 20x and the objective = 40x
8/29/13 1) Why must you be extra careful when using the high power objective?
9/3/13 1) What are some things that a cell might want to bring inside?
2) What are some things that a cell might want to get rid of?
9/4/13 1) Use arrows to show what would happen if osmosis occurred.
<<picture of cell with more Calcium inside the cell than outside>>
9/6/13 1) Use arrows to show what would happen if active transport occurred.
<<picture of cell with more Calcium inside the cell than outside>>
9/8/13 1) _________ is the diffusion of water. Water will move from areas of _______ to _______ concentrations.
9/9/13 1) Explain how you could use osmosis to make your vegetables to appear crisp and fresh.
9/10/13 1) Multicellular organisms are made of _______ cells.
2) If 1 cell dies, does the organism die too?
9/11/13 1) In which phase of mitosis do the chromosomes line up at the equator?
2) Draw this phase.
9/12/13 1) In which phase of mitosis are the chromosomes pulled apart?
2) Draw this pahse.
9/16/13 1) The process in which 1 cell divides into 2 is called _______.
2) Does this occur with all cell? Explain.
9/17/13 1) Why do children have features that are common to their parents?
9/18/13 1) _______ studied pea plants to learn about heredity. He learned that some traits were stronger
(_____________________), while other traits were weaker (________________).
9/19/13 1) Suppose that one parent flower plant had the tall (dominant) trait and was pollinated by a short
(recessive) plant. Would you expect the offspring to be tall or short? Explain.
9/20/13 1) If a person does not taste PTC paper, it is likely that his parents also will not taste it. Explain why.
9/23/13 1) Find the probabilities for the offspring in the following cross:
Ww x ww W = widow's peak w = no widow's peak
9/24/13 1) Find the probabilities for the offspring in the following cross:
Cc x cc C=curly hair c=straight hair
9/25/13 1) What would the offspring look like if a white cow and brown cow were crossed if codominance occurred)?
9/26/13 1) A red rose is crossed with a white rose. What would the offspring look like if incomplete dominance occurred?
9/27/13 1) List some genetic disorders that you have heard of.
9/30/13 1) Most cells are made through the process of mitosis. However, sex cells are made through the process of
___________. In meiosis, the sex cells only have _______ chromosomes instead of the 46 that other cells
10/1/13 1) What is passed on from parents to offspring that determines the traits of the offspring?
10/2/13 1) What would be the matching nucleotide: ATCGGAT
10/3/13 1) DNA has 2 backbones that are made of alternating ________ and ________.
2) DNA is in the shape of a twisted ladder called a _________ _________.
10/4/13 1) List some changes that have occurred on Earth over time.
10/7/13 1) _________ cam e up with the theory of evolution by natural selection by studying a bird called ___________.
10/8/13 1) What are some things that determine whether an organism survives to reproduce?
10/9/13 1) Explain how mimicry helps give some organisms an advantage.
10/10/13 1) Explain the process of how a new species may form.
10/11/13 1) Give some examples of how a species can become extinct.
10/14/13 1) Why would you likely not see evolution occur during your life?
10/15/13 1) Which fossil is the oldest? Youngest?
<<picture of rock layers with different animal fossils in each layer>>
10/16/13 1) How are scientists able to figure out the age of fossils?
10/17/13 1) You find a fossil that has 2 kg radioactive Carbon and 6 kg of decayed element. How old is the fossil?
Half-life of Carbon is 5730 years.
10/18/13 1) You find a fossil that has 1 kg radioactive Potassium and 7 kg of decayed element. How old is the fossil?
Half-life of Potassium is 1.3 billion years.
10/21/13 1) Scientists who study fossils are called _______________.
2) The age of fossils can be figured out by __________ ___________.
10/22/13 1) When Mendel studied genetics, why do you think he experimented on pea plants and not on animals?
10/23/13 1) Look at the picture below. Draw how the mirror would have to be to make the light shine on the ceiling.
10/24/13 1) If a person on a boat sees a fish in the water, the fish is not really where it seems because
10/25/13 1) ___________ ___________ are false or deceptive visual impressions.
10/28/13 1) _______ is when light bounces off something while _________ is when light is bent while going through
10/29/13 1) What are some things that scientists study to learn about Earth's history?
10/30/13 1) Why would it be rare to find fossils of whole organisms?
10/31/13 1) Put the following into groups: dog, pigeon, fish, whale, cow, cat, owl, mosquito, flea, dolphin
11/1/13 1) Make a taxonomic key to identify the games soccer, baseball, tennis, football, swimming, & running.
11/4/13 1) Make a taxonomic key to identify apples, oranges, lemons, & bananas.
11/5/13 1) Name the 4 kingdoms in the domain eukarya.
2) Which kingdom are humans in?
11/6/13 1) Humans are animals. What do you think makes something an animal?
11/7/13 1) In your own words, what is a dissection?
11/8/13 1) How will you be able to tell if your bullfrog is male or female?
11/12/13 1) Frogs have bilateral symmetry since they can only be cut 1 way to make two mirror images. Name 2 other
organisms with bilateral symmetry.
11/13/13 1) What type of symmetry do starfish have?
2) Name 2 other organisms with the same symmetry.
11/14/13 1) Where does water enter the starfish?
11/15/13 1) Describe how a starfish can reproduce asexually.
12/4/13 1) Where do planaria live?
2) What type of cells allow them to regenerate lost body parts?
12/19/13 1) What type of symmetry do earthworms have?
12/20/13 1) Describe differences and similarities between planaria and earthworms.
1/13/14 1) List some nutrients that the body needs to grow and develop?
1/14/14 1) __________ are the body's main source of energy. _________ are the body's reserve source.
1/15/14 1) How can someone use the Food Guide Pyramid to help make healthy diet choices?
1/16/14 1) It is recommended that teens consume 2200-2800 calories per day. Why isn't there an exact number that is recommended
for all teens?
1/17/14 1) You notice that your friend eats at McDonalds daily. Do you think their diet is healthy? Explain.
1/21/14 1) How is a Science Fair experiment different than a classroom experiment?
1/22/14 1) What is a procedure and why is it important?
1/23/14 1) You notice that a friend doesn't eat any fruits and vegetables. What could you say to them?
1/24/14 1) Energy in nuts can be found by ________ the nut and seeing how much the ______________
of 100 ml of water increases.
1/27/14 1) Name some eating disorders that you have heard of.
1/28/14 1) List some reasons why a person might develop an eating disorder.
1/29/14 1) List 3 things you would do if you found out your friend had an eating disorder.
1/30/14 1) Describe the similarities and differences between bulimia and anorexia.
1/31/14 1) What are some possible consequences of an eating disorder?
2/3/14 1) What parts of the body are involved in catching a baseball?
2/4/14 1) The 2 main parts of the CNS are the _______ and spinal cord. Why is it important to avoid injury to the
2/5/14 1) Describe the difference between the autonomic and somatic nervous system.
2/6/14 1) Label the main parts of the brain.
2/7/14 1) List the different ways that your body can get information from around you.
2/10/14 1) The body gets information about it's surroundings from the ___________. That information then travels through the ___________
system to the _____________.
2/11/14 1) Why are reflexes important for keeping your body safe?
2/12/14 1) What type of things can touch receptors in your skin detect?
2/13/14 1) Why is the pupil of the eye sometimes large and sometimes small?
2/14/14 1) The ______ changes the size of the pupil.
2) Light travels through the lens, which focuses the light on the back of the eye called the _______.
2/18/14 1) How is your body able to get nutrients to different areas?
2/19/14 1) What problem would you have if you did not have enough white blood cells?
2/20/14 1) What problem would you have if you did not have platelets in your blood?
2/21/14 1) Daphnia live in ________ water. They can reproduce either __________ or ____________.
2/24/14 1) Describe some things that you can do to maintain a healthy circulatory system.
2/25/14 1) Which side of the heart is stronger? Why?
2/26/14 1) The upper chambers of the heart are called _________ while the lower chambers are called ___________.
2/27/14 1) Name some parts of the body that are important for breathing.
2/28/14 1) The microscopic air sacs called ____________ are where ___________ enters the blood and __________ exits.
3/3/14 1) Explain how the diaphragm helps you to inhale and exhale.
3/4/14 1) Why might it be healthier to breathe in through your nose instead of your mouth?
3/5/14 1) Why might one person have more lung capacity than someone else?
3/6/14 1) What are some reasons that a person might start smoking?
3/7/14 1) What are some negative consequences of smoking?
3/10/14 1) How might a person look if they did not have a skeleton?
3/11/14 1) List 3 examples of how bones help protect organ(s).
3/12/14 1) Explain how your skeletal system is important for movement.
3/13/14 1) Why does an owl pellet always contain at least 1 complete skeleton?
3/14/14 1) How is the skeleton in the owl pellet similar to your skeleton? How is it different?
3/17/14 1) Give 3 examples of how muscles are important for your body.
3/18/14 1) Name 2 voluntary and 2 involuntary muscle movements.
3/19/14 1) What are 2 involuntary muscle movements that you can temporarily override?
3/20/14 1) Explain how the muscular and skeletal systems work with each other.
3/21/14 1) What are some parts of the body that are important for processing foods?
3/24/14 1) Explain the difference between the large and small intestines.
3/25/14 1) Explain how the heart is involved with the circulatory, respiratory, and muscular systems.
3/26/14 1) Explain how the lungs are involved with the circulatory and respiratory systems.
3/27/14 1) Explain how the brain is involved with the muscular, circulatory, and respiratory systems.
3/28/14 1) Which body systems are important for protection?
4/1/14 1) Which body systems allow you to move?
4/2/14 1) Which body systems make sure your cells get all the nutrients they need?
4/3/14 1) Which body system sends messages throughout your body?
4/4/14 1) Name some examples of drugs.
4/7/14 1) What are some differences between aspirin and marijuana?
4/8/14 1) Describe differences between stimulants and depressants. Give 4 examples of each.
4/9/14 1) Describe some problems that society faces as a result of drug abuse.
4/10/14 1) Why might hallucinogens be dangerous even after a user has quit for a long time?
4/11/14 1) Why might a person use illegal drugs even though there are so many negative consequences?
4/21/14 1) List 3 short-term effects of alcohol.
4/22/14 1) List 3 long-term effects of alcohol.
4/23/14 1) List 4 reasons people use alcohol.
4/25/14 1) What support group can help alcoholics?
2) What support group can help friends and family of alcoholics?
4/29/14 1) What does the organization M.A.D.D. do?
4/30/14 1) What would you do if you found out that your friend had a drinking problem?
5/1/14 1) How could you respond to someone that is pressuring you to drink alcohol?
5/2/14 1) What are some vocab words that might be discussed when learning about human reproduction?
5/5/14 1) What are the male and female reproductive cells?
2) For the first 8 weeks, a fertilized egg is called an _________, after which it is called a __________.
5/6/14 1) Where are the sperm produced?
2) Where are the eggs stored?
5/8/14 1) Where does a fertilized egg develop?
2) What happens to an egg that is not fertilized?
5/9/14 1) What are some negative consequences of engaging in sexual activity?
5/12/14 1) What are some things you can do to make sure your Science Fair display board looks great?
5/13/14 1) Should you read everything on your display board for your presentation? Why or why not?
5/14/14 1) List 2 questions that could be asked about any science fair experiment.
5/15/14 1) Why is eye contact important when giving a presentation?
5/16/14 1) List some things that went well and things that could be improved from this year's science fair experiment.
5/19/14 1) If your boyfriend/girlfriend is pressuring you to engage in sexual activity, how might you respond?
5/20/14 1) If a person were to engage in sexual activity, how could they prevent getting a STD?
2) What is the only 100% way to prevent getting a STD?
5/21/14 1) What are some problems that a teen mom might have?
5/22/14 1) What are some things that a person could do before having a baby that would make taking care of the baby easier?
5/27/14 1) Why is it often difficult to resist peer pressure?
5/28/14 1) Rank the following behaviors from 1-10, with one being the easiest to resist and 10 being the most difficult to resist.
Behaviors: smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, sex, cheating in school, bullying others, selling marijuana, smoking marijuana,
wearing stylish clothes, getting a tattoo