Thursday, April 28, 2016

Peer Notebook Evaluation

Due Today: Notebook Peer Evaluation

Read over the Inter Active Notebook Scoring Guide on p.5 in  your notebook.

Reflect on your own progress.
Log in to Google Classroom.
Write your reflection on p.92 in your notebook.

When you finish, turn in your notebook to the box and pick out someone else's to grade.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Heredity and Genetics

This month we continued to grow Brassica rapa and study their traits, pollinate their flowers and investigate the probable outcomes using our knowledge of genetics.
We solved many Punnett Squares and calculated probabilities.
Mr. Swaggerty helped us to use genetics to determine how to put together our fuzzy friends, the Fuzzensteins!

Evolution Unit

We have been busily investigating Mendelian Genetics with our Fast Plants, exploring the factors that lead to natural selection, Darwin's Theory, and the multiple lines of evidence that scientists use to determine evolutionary relationships. We have put together some branching diagrams for canines, pandas, and plants, too!

This week we have been exploring the evidence of life on Earth in the past.  Each day in class, we have travelled back in time to explore the fossil evidence of the era and have made illustrated postcards from our "trips."