Week of May 13 - 17
Creature Feature Presentations
Week of May 6 - 10
Monday - Read Chapter 14A (Presentation sign-ups begin in class)
Tuesday - Read Chapter 14B
Thursday - 14 A SRQs. Review 14B. Creature Feature Presentations begin tomorrow!! All reports are due tomorrow!
Friday - Creature Feature reports due.
Week of April 29 - May 3
Monday - Field trip with Ms. Thom's Biology class to Aquarium on the Bay, San Francisco
Tuesday - Study for Test tomorrow (Wed)
Thursday and Friday - Creature Feature work days
Week of April 22 - 26
Monday - Frog Dissection. Finish lab write-up. Turn in permission slips for San Francisco field trip by Thursday!
Tuesday - Read 13E - Reptiles
Wednesday - Community Work Day!!
Thursday - Creature Feature Work Day
Friday - Minimum Day
Week of April 8 - 12
Cover your book by Friday!
Monday - Read 13D, about fish, page 288 - 289
Tuesday - Copy notes on Amphibians (first two slides).Ch 13 Notes: Vertebrates
Thursday - Frog Dissection Lab!! Cover your book - due tomorrow!!
Friday - Creature Feature work day. (All projects are due May 10th)
Week of March 25-29
Monday - Squid Dissection write up
Tuesday - Read Chapter 13A
Thursday - Read p279 - 283 on the circulatory and respiration system. Copy the slides on both of these systems. Vertebrates
Friday - Creature Feature work day
Week of March 18 - 22
Monday - SRQs 12E (if already turned in, you got extra credit!) Test on Invertebrates 12 - Part 2 this Friday 12E and 12F
Tuesday - Read the facet on page 267: Armor of Knights and Arthropods, write a paragraph including three interesting facts that you learned
Thursday - Invertebrates Test part 2 tomorrow (12E and 12F) Invertebrates 2
Friday - Test - Invertebrates part 2 (In class work on creature feature after the test. Bring device to do research.)
Week of March 11 - 15
Monday - Lab: Earthworm Dissection (finish write up) / Begin study guide for Wednesday's test
Tuesday - Review notes and do study guide. Test tomorrow on 12A-12D.
Wednesday - Test today
Thursday - Finish reading 12E, do SRQs 12E
Week of March 4 - 8
Monday - Study notes for Invertebrates quiz tomorrow!
Tuesday - Invertebrates quiz today! Finish reading 12D - Segmented Worms
Thursday - SRQs 12D will be due Monday.
Friday - MOVED to MONDAY!! Earthworm Dissection (if worms arrive by then!)
Week of February 25 - March 1
Monday - Read 12A and 12B in textbook.
Tuesday - SRQs 12A and 12B
Thursday - Ideas wkst. Finish SRQs 12A and 12B.
Friday - Copy the rest of the slides on the planarian. Chapter 12: Invertebrates Quiz next Tuesday on 12A - 12C.
Week of February 11 - 15
Monday - Finish worksheets 9c and 9D on Kingdom Fungi
Tuesday - Read Fungus Humongous Facet on page 200. Write a paragraph summary response.
Thursday - Test tomorrow, chapter 9. Study guide due tomorrow.
Friday - Chapter 9 Test: The Microscopic World
Week of February 4 - 8
Monday - Finish 9A SRQs (1, 3-11) Write in complete sentences.
Tuesday - Finish reading 9B
Thursday - Read 9C - Kingdom Fungi The Microscopic World Ch 9
Week of January 27th - February 1
Monday - Study for test Ch. 8 tomorrow. Study guide due at the beginning of the period.
Ch. 8 part b slides: Evolution and Chapter 8A - In the Beginning slides
Tuesday - Test Ch 8 today! Read Chapter 9.1 - 9.4 (skipping the facets)
Thursday - Read Facet "Nature's Sanitation Engineers" p 189, write a paragraph summary.
Week of January 21 - 25
Monday - No School - Martin Luther King Jr
Tuesday - Dr. Kuhle presentation - Write about three things you learned from the presentation today (sentences please). (Test on Ch 8 - Friday) Begin studying notes Chapter 8 - Evolution slides
Thursday - Finish reading 8C, pages 171 - 176
Friday - No homework. Though you can be studying for Test Chapter 8, moved to Tuesday.
Week of January 14 - 18
Monday - Copy the notes from the slides (8.2 Age of the Earth all the way through Dinosaurs) Chapter 8: In the Beginning Slides
Tuesday - Read Facet on Natural Selection, p166. Write a paragraph summary.
Thursday - No homework
Friday - Read 8C (Test - next Friday)
Week of January 7 - 11
Monday - Read Ch.8A- Biblical Creationism
Tuesday - Read Facet: Dinosaurs in the Bible? p.160-161. Write about 3 facts you learned from the facet.
Thursday - Wkst, page 1 (Biblical Creationism packet) "What the Bible Teaches About Creation"
Week of December 10 - 14
Monday - Genetics Review work
Tuesday - Genetics Review Sheet for chapters 6 and 7. Test tomorrow! Chapter 6 Slides and Chapter 7 Slides
Thursday - Monday - Review for Final (Tests 1 - 7)
Week of December 3 - 7
Monday - Read "From Algae to Gasoline" p141. Write a summary and also what you think of this idea
Tuesday - Read 7B
Thursday - Do Genetic Changes wkst (8A and 8B)
Week of November 26 - 30
Monday - Write a response to the facet on Learning about the Unborn
Tuesday - Finish Genetics Problems wkst
Thursday - Read "Breeding" p 140. Write a paragraph summary on what you learned
Friday - Genetics Lab - "Spudoodles"
Week of November 12 - 16
Monday - NO SCHOOL! Veteran's Day
Tuesday - Read pages 120 - 122
Thursday - Finish your response on the facet on Learning about the Unborn. Do Ideas Review wkst - NO SCHOOL DUE TO FIRES
Friday - Finish Genetic Problems wkst with Punnett Squares - NO SCHOOL DUE TO FIRES
Week of November 5 - 9
Monday - Test Ch 5 tomorrow. Finish and study the review sheet (using the notes from class) Chapter 5 Slides: The Cell Cycle and Protein Synthesis (Genes and Mitosis)
Tuesday - Test Ch. 5. Read Ch. 6A, pages 113 - 116.
Thursday - Read 6B, pages 118 - 120, Heredity (Punnett Squares)
Friday - Finish wkst 7A "Origin of Modern Genetics"
Week of October 29 - November 2
Monday - wkst 5B - Asexual Reproduction / SRQs 5A (1-6)
Tuesday - wkst - Genes and Mitosis
Thursday - Read facet page105. Write a summary.
Friday - Test Chapter 5 next Tuesday. Study notes.
Week of October 22 - 26
Monday - Finish assigned review questions, pages 87 - 89.
Tuesday - Study notes from Chapter 3 and 4 and review sheet for test tomorrow. Review sheet due tomorrow.
Wednesday - In class - Test Ch 3 - 4
Thursday - Read Chapter 5A - Genetics
Week of October 15 - 19
Monday - Do SRQs, page 83
Tuesday - Finish Photosynthesis wkst 5C
Wednesday - Cellular Respiration Lab
Thursday - NO SCHOOL - Parent Conferences
Friday - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice
Week of October 8 - 12
Monday - No homework! See you at the concert!
Tuesday - Read 4B - Cellular Respiration, pages 78 - 80
Wednesday - Microscope Lab
Thursday - Read 4B - Anaerobic Cellular Respiration
Week of October 1 - 5
Monday - Read 3B, pages 59-66 (skip the facets). Copy the slides from section 3B on the Parts of the Cell (organelles) Notes Ch 3: Cell Structure
Tuesday - Read the facet on Turgor Pressure, page 65. Write a paragraph summary response.
Thursday - Do SRQs 3B.
Friday - Study for Chapter 3 quiz - Monday! (know cell parts and microscope diagram)
Week of Sept 24 - 28
Monday - Finish reading 3A, pages 54 - 59 (skip the facets)
Tuesday - Read facet on page 58 "Leewenhoek's Lenses" and write a paragraph summary of a least two of his discoveries.
Wednesday - Finish SRQs 3A all, due Monday!
Thursday / Friday - NO SCHOOL!
Week of Sept 17 - 21
Monday - Read pages 45-47. Do Ideas wkst 2A / 2B.
Tuesday - Do SRQS page 48(2-4, 6, 8, 10) in complete sentences. Insects for our bug board due tomorrow!!
Wednesday - Bugs due today! (worth 25 points - lab grade)
Thursday - Review sheet for Chapter 2. Test tomorrow. Notes: Chapter 2A and 2B and Notes: Chapter 2C
Friday - Test Chapter 2
Week of Sept 10 - 14
Monday - Do SRQs p35 all. (collect bugs!)
Tuesday - Read the facets on Cellulose and Cellophane page 36-37. Write a summary paragraph.
Thursday - Study notes for quiz on 2A and 2B.
Friday - Quiz! Begin classification. (Bring in bug by next Wednesday!)
Week of September 3 - 7
Monday - Labor Day, no school!
Tuesday - Finish Review sheet for Test 1 tomorrow
Wednesday - Test - Chapter 1
Thursday - Finish reading 2A - Life and Cells (end on page 35
Friday - Do SRQs 2A
Week of August 27 - 31
Monday - Do end of chapter questions, page 24 - 25 (#12, #17, #19) Write in complete sentences.
Tuesday - Lab day: Is Measuring Accurate?
Wednesday - Friday - CAMP!!!
Test on Chapter 1 next Wednesday September 5th!
Week of August 20 - 24
Monday - Finish reading 1A, pages 5 - 9.
Tuesday - Study notes for Quiz on 1A. Chapter 1 Slides
Wednesday - quiz on 1A.
Thursday - No homework! Hope to see your parents at Back to School Night!
Friday - Begin looking for bugs!
Welcome to Life Science!
Welcome to Life Science with Mrs. Kush! It's going to be an exciting year learning about God's amazing creation.
Here is a list of supplies you should have by Monday, August 20th.
- 3 ring binder (1 or 1 1/2 in.)
- 5 tabs for the binder
- lined paper
- blue or black pen
- red pen
- dry erase markers
1st assignment: Please have your parent read over the syllabus and sign it! (due Monday for 20 points)