Life Science

Welcome to Life Science!

Semester 2:

5/14 - 5/18

Monday - Do Ch Review questions, page 331 (2-6, 9-10)

Tuesday - Self Quiz on page 332

Wednesday - Review Birds and Mammals

Thursday and Friday - Review for Final

5/7 - 5/11 - Finish Birds / Creature Feature Presentations Begin

Monday - Chapter 18 SRQs A and B

Tuesday - Finish up presentations! Work on written report.

Wed - Friday - Creature Feature Slide Presentations!

4/30 - 5/4 - Birds / Creature Feature Project research

Monday - Work on Creature Feature slides or essay

Tuesday - Finish reading 18A Endotherms and Ectotherms and 18 B - Birds

Thursday - Read Facet on page 323. Write a paragraph response.

Friday - Work on your Creature Feature project (the essay or make slides). Final report is due May 14th for all students. Slide presentations are due on the day you've signed up for! (5/9, 5/10, 5/11, 5/14, 5/15)


4/23 - 4/27 - Frog Dissection /  Creature Feature

Monday - Go to concert!

Tuesday - Frog dissection - Lab response (1/2 page to 1 page on what you saw and learned in the lab) Also, please watch the video in the slides on tadpoles to frog development. Vertebrates Slides

Wednesday - Community work day

Thursday - Creature Feature slides (habitat, behavior)

4/16 - 4/20 - Chapter 17: Vertebrates (Begin working on your Google Slides Creature Feature Project. Show your parents the requirements sheet (parent signature due Friday)

Monday - Copy notes from slides on the "Respiratory System" and the "Nervous System" Ch 17 - Vertebrates

Tuesday - .Do front page of Ideas packet. Digestive system diagram.

Thursday - Read Facet p309. Write a 1/2 page response

Friday - Work on your Google Slides Creature Feature Project. Show your parents the requirements (parent signature due)

Week of Week of 4/9 - 4/13 - Chapter 16 Ch and Ch.17 (16 Slides: Invertebrates II Notes )

Monday - Do SRQs B (1-5) and finish copying notes through 16B.

Tuesday - Study guide / Test tomorrow

Wednesday - Ch. 16 Test

Thursday - Finish reading Ch 17A 1 - 17 A 2

Friday - Finish Ideas wkst 17A

Week of 4/2 - 4/6 - Invertebrates II - Chapter 16

Monday - No school

Tuesday - Read Facet on p. 288 - 289 Armor and Arthropods,  and write a paragraph response

Thursday - Do SRQs 16A and 16B

Friday - Field Trip to San Fransisco Bay Aquarium!!! Write a 3/4 page write up on a few fascinating creatures you saw that day! Due Monday!

Week of 3/19 - 3/23

Terra Nova testing and Chapter 15 Review

Monday - Chapter 15 Review Questions, page 281 (1-10)

Friday - Chapter 15 - Test: Invertebrates (open notes / wksts / no book)

Week of 3/12 - 16 - Ch 15 Invertebrates / Worm Dissection

Monday - Do Ideas 15B on the Planarian Study notes and wksts for quiz tomorrow on sections 15A - 15D

Tuesday - SRQs 15 D and E

Thursday - Do Ideas 15D and E - Finish reading 15F on Earthworm

Friday - Lab: Worm Dissection


Week of 3/5 - 3/9 - Chapter 15 Invertebrates

Chapter 15 Slides: Chapter 15: Invertebrates

Videos Chapter 15: Chapter 15 videos

Monday - Read 15C 

Tuesday - Read Coral Facet on page 271. Write a summary response.

Thursday - Finish reading 15D and copy the slides! (See first link above)

Friday - quiz on Monday. Study notes!


Week of 2/26 - 3/2 - Ch. 11 Test / Begin Ch. 15 - Invertebrates

Monday - Chapter 11 Chapter Review (1-10) and Self-Quiz (Test on Wednesday)

Tuesday - Finish Study guide and study for Test tomorrow! Notes:Chapter 11 Slides

Wednesday - Test 11 

Thursday - Read Facet on p 271. Write a response summary

Friday - Read 15C

Week 2/12 - 2/16 - Little Seen Kingdoms (Ch. 11)

Monday - Do Ideas page 11B (Kingdom Protista) Finish copying notes on Protists: Chapter 11: Little Seen Kingdoms

Tuesday - Read 11C

Wednesday - Mushroom Lab

Thursday - Finish mushroom packet.

Friday - Have a great break! Test on Chapter 11 will be on Wednesday 2/28!


Week of 2/5 - 2/9 - Little Seen Kingdoms (Ch 11)

Monday - Read 11A - Choose a facet to write a summary on! (Virology or Microbiology) Bring in pond water for extra credit!

Tuesday - SRQs 11A  - (Ch. Notes Chapter 11 Slides: Little Seen Kingdoms)

Thursday - SRQs 11B

Friday - Lab Investigation 


Week of 1/29 - 2/2 - Ch 9/10 Test / Begin Chapter 11

Monday - Do Chapter Review Questions, page 150 (1, 4, 5, 8) and What Did You Learn questions (2, 4 - 6) and study notes / wksts for test

Tuesday - Test tomorrow! Chapter 9 and 10 (Study Ch 9 quiz)

Wednesday - Chapter 9 and 10 Test

Thursday - None

Friday - Begin Chapter 11 - Little Seen Kingdoms. Read pages 155 - 159


Week of 1/22 - 1/26 - Ch. 10 Biological Evolution

Monday - Finish reading 10A (Test this Friday on Chapters 9 and 10)

Tuesday - Read facet "The Whales that Weren't" on page 146 and write a summary / response.

Thursday - Finish reading 10B, do the SRQs on page 149. Ch. 10 - Biological Evolution Notes

Friday - Chapter 9 and 10 Test moved to Wednesday!

Week of 1/15 - 1/19 - Creation vs. Evolution (Ch 10 - Biological Evolution) 

Monday - No school!

Tuesday - Study worksheets, self-quiz and book questions for Creation quiz.

Thursday - Read pages 140 - 141 and read Facet: Natural Selection at Work (do not need to write a summary)


Week of 1/8 - 1/12 -  Ch. 9 Biblical Creationism 

Monday - Do Ideas wkst 9A. On the back illustrate the days of creation.

Tuesday - Read 9B "Creationist Views" (p127 - 134) skip purple facets

Thursday - Read Dinosaur facet p133 - 134. Write a paragraph summary / response.

Friday - Finish wordsearch on Creationist Views


Week of 12/11 - 12/15

Monday - Finish classwork: SRQs 8A in complete sentences. Read facet on Clones, page 117 - 118. Write out 3 - 5 facts that you learned. 

*** Note *** Test on ch 7 - 8A is on Wednesday. Study your notes and worksheets.

Tuesday - Review notes and worksheets from the chapters 7-8A.

Wednesday - Test Ch 7 - 8 Genetics

Thursday - Monday - Review for Final (study guide)

Week of 12/4 - 12/8

Monday - Finish reading 7B. Do SRQs 7B.

Tuesday - Finish copying slides! Slides: Genetics (Sex-linked Traits and Inherited Disorders) / Also know the answers to the self quiz on page 106, but you do not have to write them out.

Thursday - Finish reading 8A - Mutations 

Friday - Spudoodle Lab! Read 8B (p113 - 119, skipping purple facets)

Week of 11/27 - 12/1

Monday - Finish reading 7A.

Tuesday - Read Facet on page 96. Write a summary response.

Thursday - Read Facet on page 100. What are your thoughts on this technology? Write out a few facts learned and a few thoughts.

Friday - Do SRQs 7B and Ideas wkst 7C. (Oops, moved to Monday!)

Week of 11/13 - 11/17

Monday - Read facet and write a summary response. (Please take note: Test this Friday!)

Tuesday - Dr. Kuhle ark presentation - Ch 6 Review Questions (1-10), page 91

Thursday - Study notes and study guide for test tomorrow!

Friday - Chapter 6 Test.

Week of 11/6 - 11/10

Monday - Finish Ideas page 6A and read pages 82 - 84.

Tuesday - Ideas pages 6B 

Thursday -  Finish copying 6B Notes - Notes: Chapter 6 Cell Division Do SRQs 6A and 6B.

Friday - No school!

Week of 10/30 - 11/3

Monday - Test moved to Wednesday! Finish Chapter Review Questions p74

Tuesday - Study notes from Chapters 4 and 5, use study guide. Be familiar with microscope parts. Test tomorrow!

Wednesday - Test

Thursday - Get your test signed!!  Finish reading Chapter 6A, pages 80 - 84. Chapter 6: Cell Division

Friday - none

Week of 10/23 - 10/27

Monday - We're going back to review chapter 4 a bit more... Do Ch 4 Review worksheet and finish Questions on page 63 "Ch Review" (#2, 7) and "What Did You Learn?" (#2, 3)

Tuesday - Finish copying Chapter 5B Notes (see link) Ch 5 Slides - Activities of Cells

Thursday - None!! Go to the volleyball championship games!  (Begin studying for Test on Ch4 - 5. Test next Tuesday!)

Friday - Work on review sheet and study notes for test! Test next Tuesday!

Week of 10/16 - 10/20

Monday - Make sure you're caught up on the notes from Ch 4. Chapter 4 Notes: Cell Structure. Read 5A (Activities of Cells) in textbook. (Chapter 4 and 5 will be tested together).

Tuesday - Read 5B. 

Thursday / Friday - No school! Thursday - parent teacher conferences

Week of 10/9 - 10/13

Monday - No homework! See you at the Choir / Band concert!!

Slides from Chapter 4: Cell Structure - Slides: Ch 4 Cell Structure

Tuesday - Finish Ideas pages 4C (colored) and 4D Review

Wednesday - Microscope Lab

Thursday - Microscope quiz tomorrow. Study the parts of the microscope!


Week of 10/2 - 10/6

Monday - Take Ch 3 Self Quiz. Read and study Ch 3 Notes. (Test moved to Wednesday)

Tuesday - Do Review sheet, study notes.

Wednesday - Test Ch 3

Thursday - Read Facet page 52- 53. Write about two discoveries.

Friday - Finish Ideas 4A and copy notes 4A from slides. Ch. 4 Cell Structure

Week of 9/25 - 9/29

Monday - Finish reading 3C - Molecules and Life

Tuesday - Finish Ideas 3D and SRQs 3C.

Wednesday - Ch 3 Review Questions p47 (choose any 6) What Did You Learn Questions (choose any 2)

Thursday / Friday - No school! (Chapter 3 Test next Tuesday)  Chapter 3 Notes

Week of 9/18 - 9/22

Monday - Test Chapter 2 today! Read 3A (pages 34-38) tonight.

Tuesday - Do SRQs (Section Review Questions) page 38. Write answers in complete sentences.

Thursday - Read the Facet on page 43. Write a paragraph summary about what you learned.

Friday - Do worksheet (Ideas 3A and 3C) on Cells.

Week of 9/11 - 9/15

Monday - Do SRQs 2B, page 26 (complete sentences) and Ideas page 2A  and 2B

Chapter Two Notes: Chapter 2 Slides

Tuesday - Do SRQs 2C and Ch 2 Self-quiz, page 32 

Thursday - Chapter Review questions, page 31 (choose any 5) / What Did You Learn questions (choose any 2). Write in complete sentences. (Test moved to Monday!)

Friday - Study for test 2!!! Use notes, the slides, and worksheets from class.

Week of 9/4 - 9/8

Monday - No school!

Tuesday - Finish review sheet (use notes or book for this) and study for Test 1. Notes from chapter 1: Chapter 1 Slides

Wednesday - Test, Ch 1

Thursday - Do SRQs - Ch 2A

Friday - Read 2B


Week of 8/28 - 9/1

Monday - Finish Chapter 1 Review Questions

Tuesday - Lab - "Is Measuring Accurate?"   You can begin studying for your first test using your notes. Test 1 is next Wednesday.

Wed - Friday - Junior High Fun Days!!

Week of 8/21 - 8/25

Monday - Assignment due: syllabus signed by parent, 20 points. Finish reading pages 5 - 7. Cover your book by Friday!

Tuesday - Read section 1B. Quiz tomorrow after the lecture. Study notes! Slides: Life Science Chapter 1

Thursday - Finish reading 1C. Write out the scientific method. Don't forget to get your book covered, due tomorrow!

Friday - For the Pellagra Facet on page 17-18, explain how each step of the scientific method was used in Goldberger's experiment.