Assignment Sheets

#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!