Biology

Grading Categories for the Bio Classroom:
Homework             5%
Class engagement 5%
Labs/Projects        20%
Quizzes                  20%
Tests                      50% 

Portage PS standard grading scale 


Agenda

This calendar is subject to change.
9/5 1st day huskie rooms
9/6 Milk Lab with soap
9/7 More milk lab -- white board work with results
9/8 Culminate what we saw... what was good on white boards, what was bad, what can we compare
Safety contracts
9/11 Scientific method, hypothesis, variables 
9/12 Work sheet on variables and hypothesis -- Quiz on Thursday
9/13 Inferences vs assumptions
What happened in this picture-- use evidence!
Quiz Tomorrow!!!





9/14 Quiz - sci method, hypothesis and variable
Finish inferences (if needed)
Categorize box materials

9/15 Box sort Characteristics of living things model






9/18 Finish list of characteristics of living things
Work sheet 1 with discussion
Work sheet 2 with discussion



9/19 Finish worksheet 2 



9/20 Finish worksheet 2 if need be 
Start reading and finalizing the model of living things/organisms. 
Quiz Friday -- Characteristics of living things 
9/21 Finish discussion and finalize. 
Start card sort of living things 
H.W. study for quiz on living things - Quiz Friday -- Characteristics of living things 
9/22 : Quiz- Characteristics of living things
Card sort -- classify


 

Warm-up (Do when you enter class) and Objective (Your goal for this class period):
Warm-up (Do when you enter class) and  Learning Objective (what are we trying to learn)
Success Criteria(You are successful learning if you can do this)

9/13 
Check answers for Hypothesis portion of worksheet
L.O.--I can write an inference and provide evidence for my thinking

S.C.-make at least one inference from picture and state evidence backing up my thinking.  

9/14
Analyze the hypothesis:  If the blade of scissors is longer then the scissor will cut more easily because longer is sharper.  
Tell if this hypothesis meets the criteria of our model of a good hypothesis

L.O.-- I can identify variables by type 
I can write/identify a quality hypothesis based on our class model
I can categorize items and make a model of my thinking


S.C.-complete quiz with 80% accuracy
and categorize items according to model my group creates

9/15/17 What does it mean to be living? 

I can identify some of the characteristics of all living things

I can classify given items as living or not based on my model

S.C.-Accurately identify if the item given is living or not giving evidence from your model. 
9/18/17 Give 3 characteristics of ALL living things from our model

I can identify an item as living or not giving evidence for classification

I can productively  participate in a group
9/19 Is a Banana in your kitchen living or non living?  Give reasoning for your answer

I can identify a given item as living or non living according to our model and give reasoning for my answer

S.C. Give evidence and reasoning for various items as living or non-living
9/20 A neighbor tells you that a furnace is living-- their evidence:
fed by humans just like their dog
filter looks like this upclose (insert picture) 
responds to the cold environment has moving fan 
Your task is to convince them that it is not living using evidence and reasoning from our model -- also decide if we need to change our model


I can identify a given item as living or non living according to our model and give reasoning for my answer

I can assess if another person's reasoning fits our model of living things and ask them clarifying questions regarding their thinking

S.C. Give evidence and reasoning for various items as living or non-living