Honors Biology

Grading Categories for the Honors Bio Classroom:

Homework 5%
Class engagement 5%
Other (Labs, formative quizzes and projects) 30%
Tests and Summative Quizzes 60% 

Portage PS standard grading scale


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 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!!!!!



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






9/15 Characteristics of living things model
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.