Graded Work

Just as an FYI, grades will be slightly delayed getting into PowerSchool.

I try my very best to grade and enter work as soon as I collect it, but this week has been a bit crazy for me!  Between meetings during my planning time, setting up the class for two lab days this week, and the crashing of PowerSchool, time has seemed to get away from me.

Thank you for your patience everyone!  Have a great weekend!

~Mrs. Spears

January 30th, 2015

Objective: Describe the unique properties of water

  1. Do NOW!
    What type of bond holds water together?
    What does cohesion mean?
    What does surface tension mean?

    ¿Qué tipo de enlace retiene el agua juntos? ¿Qué significa la cohesión ?? ¿Qué significa la tensión superficial?

  2. Unique Properties of Water Lab Part 2

Homework: None

January 28th, 2015

Objective: To assess our knowledge of topics learned throughout the 2nd quarter

  1. Do NOW!
    -What has been your favorite topic we’ve learned in the 2nd quarter?  Why?
    -What has been your least favorite topic we’ve learned in the 2nd quarter?  Why?

    ¿Cuál ha sido su cosa favorita que hemos aprendido acerca de este trimestre? ¿Por qué? ¿Cuál ha sido su menos favorito? ¿Por qué?

  2. Benchmark exam

Homework: None 🙂

January 27th, 2015

Objective: To review and study what we’ve learned throughout the 2nd quarter

  1. Do NOW!
    -What are the basic characteristics of bacteria?
    -What are three types of diseases caused by bacteria?
    – How do you fight these diseases?

    ¿Cuáles son las características básicas de las bacterias? Enumere tres enfermedades que son causadas por bacterias. Por lo general, ¿cómo luchar contra estas enfermedades?

  2. Work on Benchmark #2- Study Guide


Benchmark #2 is TOMORROW

January 26th, 2015

Objective: To review and study what we’ve learned throughout the 2nd quarter

  1. Do NOW!How does biotechnology impact advances science? HINT: Think  medicine, agriculture, genetics, and food. Write ONE PARAGRAPH

    ¿Cómo funciona avances impacto biotecnología ciencia? SUGERENCIA: Piense la medicina, la agricultura, la genética y los alimentos. Escribe un párrafo

  2. Work on Benchmark #2- Study Guide

Study guide is due on WEDNESDAY when we take the 2nd quarter benchmark exam

January 23, 2015

Note: Mrs. Spears was absent due to professional development and this was done with a substitute

Objective: Describe the ethical issue associated with cloning

  1. Continue working on The Ethics of Cloning project
  2. If finished work on Extra credit assignment:

    Read AND ANNOTATE the article ‘NFL athletes seeking unproven stem cell treatments’
    After reading the article write a ONE page HAND WRITTEN Review of the article. Include the following in your review:

Summary of the article
Why is this relevant to society
What is ethics?
Is what’s happening in the article ethical? Why or Why not?
How can this impact the future?

This is worth up to 15 extra credit points towards your ‘Ethics of Cloning’ project

Homework: FINISH ethics of cloning project.  This will be a MAJOR grade!  It’s due THIS MONDAY!!!