Friday, January 23, 2015

Antibiotic Resistance

Today we are watching the first 25 minutes of a video about microbes, from the 4-part series, Intimate Strangers: Unseen Wonders-- Creators of the Future.

The assignment is in Google Classroom as well.

Please take notes and be sure to answer the questions in your notebook on IAN p.147.

Here's the link for the video series: 
Microbes VideosIntimate Strangers: Unseen Wonders

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Setting Goals

Welcome to the Second Semester!  This half of the school year will build upon the things you learned in the first half of the year. We will spend some time together discussing a variety of health topics as they are related to the topics we are studying.

Today, we are setting SMART goals for the rest of our school year and getting motivated to be better students.  You will be making a plan to help you succeed.

S- specific
M-measurable(How will you know that you have accomplished this goal?)
A- achievable
T -timed

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Viruses and Ebola Outbreak

We've watched videos about how the immune system battles with viruses over the last week.  We've debated whether a virus is alive or not.  You are currently animating the Lytic Cycle for a Project Assessment.  But most importantly, we've talked a lot about keeping yourself healthy.  

The Ebola virus is currently our topic of study. 

Make a list of questions you want to have answered.  Follow the links to resources that can help you and share what you have learned with the class today.
You may complete the Epidemiology Triangle with your table group.

Ebola Outbreak Mission

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Today we are researching and taking Cornell-style notes about Viruses.
Go to your science folder in google classroom to get the set of questions to guide your research today!

  • Use text p.318-323.   Your text has great information and online resources, too. 
  • Insert images where approriate.
  • Try Google Scholar to help you find reputable sources.

They are due at the end of class.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year!

No late work will be accepted after January 7, 2015.

Today, the goal was to grade our cell tests and finish the Egg-speriment Conclusion.
The conclusion  must: 

  1. answer the question with a complete sentence, 
  2. be supported by data, and
  3.  the results explained.
We didn't quite it's homework.