Assignment Sheets

#9 Reproduction and Cycles  

Assignment Sheet---9/29-10/3/14    cadams@madisoncity.k12.al.us

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

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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     cadams@madisoncity.k12.al.us

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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJG0ir9nDtc&sns=em 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   http://quizlet.com/18098841/nature-of-science-adams-flash-cards/)

     

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