Assignment Sheets

WAS #17 CardioVascular 12/8  

Assignment Sheet--- 12/8-12/12/14    


Monday         Finish up digestion!  Look at the respiratory system... Sheep Pluck.  Assignment: Complete worksheet questions


Tuesday        Intro to the cardiovascular system… notes and pathways.  Discuss and take notes on the heart.     We will complete HBS lab making a model of the heart and circulatory system.    Assignment: Study!  Holt assignment to be completed in science notebook.  pg. 623: 1,2,7


Wednesday   More on the heart and circulation.  Assignment: Study!


Thursday      Notes on the blood and blood types.  Review of parts of the heart.  Human Body Systems video. Study guide for cardio vascular/respiratory systems. Assignment:  Holt assignment and Continue study guide.


Friday          Sheep heart dissections.      Assignment:  finals review sheet!





















1.  Identify each of the numbered parts.



  1. What structures do the capilaries of the lungs surround?



  1. Which numbers are part of Pulmonary circulation?



  1. Which numbers are part of Systemic circulation?

WAS #16 Digestive System 12/1  

Science - Human Body Systems    12/1-5/14 


Monday  -   Alien Dichotomous key may be turned in for optional credit.  Digestive system notes page from PP.    All makeup work from before Thanksgiving will be completed.  Assignment:  Complete the Digestive Systems notes page using PP on my website if not finished in class.  Find a Tee Shirt or Apron for Wednesday’s activity.


Tuesday  - Digestive System Model!  Assignment: Work on/Complete by Thursday... the digestive system study guide.  Plan your Digestive System Tee shirt/apron model!


Wednesday –   Digestive System Tee Shirts!  Assignment:  Complete your study guide and wear your digestive system shirt or apron Friday.


Thursday  - Further discussion of digestive system.  Moving food through with the help of accessory organs.   Assignment: Study for mini-test on Friday covering the digestive system.  There will also be a notebook check!


Friday –  Digestive system mini-test and notebook check.  Assignment:  none                                                                



Use these words to label the parts below:






Organs of the digestive tract.... where food travels - tell their jobs!
















Small intestine:




Large intestine:




Accessory Organs... food doesn’t go through these






Gall Bladder:







Wearable External Digestive System

Independently, using an old t-shirt or apron, draw an anatomically correct diagram of the digestive system.  This assignment is to assess your knowledge of the anatomy (or body parts and location) of the digestive system.  You may use any type of materials to do so including paint, markers, glitter, iron-ons, fabric, or anything else that you can imagine.  Be sure to include and label the following: esophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus.  Feel free to include any other relevant organs you can think of.  Just be sure not to forget the ones listed.  Use these directions and the rubric below as your guide. Let your imagination run free, but remember to keep it anatomically correct.

               * You should know but do not have to show the function of these organs!



4 points

3 points

2 points

1 point


Identification of major organs and accessory organs

Student correctly depicts structure and placement of all parts to the digestive system.

Student correctly depicts structure and placement of most parts.


Student might incorrectly depict structure or placement in one or two cases.


Student has incorrectly depicted structure and placement of most parts, having only few identified correctly.



Aesthetic appeal

Project is well planned, neat, and well-diagramed.



Project is planned, but messy in parts or not clearly diagramed.


Project lacks some planning, is messy, not aesthetically pleasing in some parts or diagram is unclear in several parts.


Project is poorly planned, unclear, or is not aesthetically pleasing.



Evidence of knowledge gained

Project leaves no doubt that the learning has taken place and the critical content pieces have been processed.

Project reveals that learning has taken place but some critical content is missing.

Project reveals little knowledge gained with several critical errors.

Project does not exhibit knowledge gained. 
















WAS #10 Microbes!  

Assignment Sheet   10/13-17/14

Monday 13th - Cell Division and Reproduction test returned and discussed.  Our Changing Pond. Introduction-Protist Assignment:  Study foldable and work on Protist Cartoon (due Monday).

Tuesday 14th - More on Protist!  Assignment: Study vocabulary/foldable.   Work on Protist Cartoon.

Wednesday 15th -   Bacteria!    Assignment:  Quiz Friday!   Study vocabulary/foldable.   Protist Cartoon.

Thursday 16th- Microscopic Observations... Protist and invertebrates!   Assignment:  study for a quiz on Friday that will not contain the virus vocabulary.  Work on your protist cartoon due Monday.

Friday 17th -  More observations.  Viruses.  QUIZ (no virus vocabulary)!  Assignment: Protist cartoon due Monday.  The cartoon is a small test grade!

********Bring in water samples if possible for observation on Thursday.********

Vocabulary: endospore, cyst, detritus, succession, climax community --- from “The Changing Pond” 

Protist, amoeba, euglena, paramecium, volvox, flagella, pseudopodia, cilia, contractile vacuole, colony,  

Archea and Eubacteria, bacillus, spirilium, coccus     (Virus, lytic cycle, lysogenic cycle, protein coat, host)


pastedGraphic.pdf                          pastedGraphic_1.pdf 

Protist                                                                                 Bacterial Shapes



1. pastedGraphic_2.pdf                       2.pastedGraphic_3.pdfWhichorganism gain

Which student correctly identified                                 the most energy in this web?                         The least amount?

characteristics of most organisms found in          What autotroph is shown?      Primary consumers?

the kingdom Protista?

Scoring Rubric for Protist Cartoon

 ---Make your caption humorous, focusing on at least one major characteristic of the protist.                              Make a draft copy in pencil; use colored pencils for your final version. You will complete this assignment at home. If available, you may use a computer to create a background and labels for your final cartoon.

--- Use the rubric to evaluate your cartoon before you turn it in. I will use this rubric to assess your work.



                        Exemplary ( Pts.)     Satisfactory( Pts.)        Needs Improvement( Pts.)             No Attempt

1.  Cartoon clearly shows              

which protist is featured.                   4                                 3                                  2                                            0


2.  At least four organelles 

are drawn accurately.                        4                                 3                                  2                                            0


3.  Caption contains 


about at least one                             4                                 3                                  2                                            0


of the protist.


  1. The caption, 

although humorous, is                    4                                 3                                  2                                            0

based on accurate 



  1. Cartoon is neatly done                4                                 3                                  2                                            0

and suitable for posting.






#9 Reproduction and Cycles  

Assignment Sheet---9/29-10/3/14

Monday –  Growing up...puberty and adolescence.  Study Guide.  Assignment:  Complete Study guide. Optional activities are due on Friday.


Tuesday  -   Review of Cell division and reproduction   Assignment:  Study for your test!


Wednesday-   Test on Cell division and reproduction.  Assignment:  Prep notebook for Thursday.


Thursday-  Notebook Check.   The Changing Pond-reader’s guide below.  Assignment:  none 


Friday -   Classes of Vertebrates foldable. Body by Design video.   Assignment:  none


Reader’s Guide :  The Changing Pond

1.  What is succession?



2.  Sketch the 4 pictures that show the gradual change in the pond.  Under each picture tell what is happening to the plants and animal life.














3.  What is a cyst?  Why are they helpful to an organism?  Name an organism that might form one.



4.  What is detritus?



5.  Name 3 examples of decomposers.


6.  What is a climax community?



Think about it...

7.  Do Ponds in nature always dry up?  Why or why not?



8.  What types of natural disaster might lead to the initial formation of a pond?


8/5/14 Weekly Assignment Sheet Welcome to Science!  

This Week in Science #1         8/5/14         The Nature of Science

Tuesday:  Welcome!  Introductions, syllabus and procedures. Lab safety and equipment will be introduced.  What is a life scientist?  Assignment:  Return your forms and complete the Explorer Activity with write up.  Have parents email me for a surprize!


Wednesday: Scientific skill building.  More on lab safety ( Discuss homework results.  Notes and discussion on scientific methods and the global nature of science. Observation and collection of data.   Assignment:  Complete your observation sheet as needed.  Looking at your bedroom... write 3 quantitative and 3 qualitative observations about it in your foldable.


Thursday:  Science notebooks.   Scientific method and controlled experiments.   Assignment:  Study vocabulary-visit quizlet!     Make sure your notebook is up to date with all materials in place... be ready to share your author page  on Monday.


Friday: More on variables and controlled experiments. Assignment:  Study vocabulary/concepts.  Complete your author’s page.  Look at the example of the controlled experiment (color of fall leaves) on the back of the weekly assignment sheet and answer the questions.


Vocabulary:  Biology      Scientific methods      Hypothesis      Controlled experiment    Constants    Control    Trials  Dependent variable    Independent variable   Experimental group     Peer review    Bias    Theory    Scientific law            

Quantitative data    Qualitative data               


  (Quizlet:  Nature of Science - Adams


*Pens may be used for text as desired but not for initial sketches!