Coach TateBiology/Pre-AP Biology Room D110 International Studies Academy Ninth Grade Center
Week at a Glance Monday: Pre-Assessment and Supply List , Homework Assignment #1 “ About Me” * and Supplies (due 8-28-13), Tuesday: Work-styles Survey, Study-styles List Wednesday: Course Syllabus overview, Class Procedures/Daily Routine, Safety Controls Homework Assignment #2 “ Safety Symbols” , Signed Course Syllabus, Unit One Vocabulary* , safety contract Thursday: Science Journal Set Up; Lab Safety PowerPoint and Video Friday: Lab Equipment ; Scientific Method PowerPoint * = journal entry
Monday 8-26-13Objective: To asses students for prior knowledge of life science content. • Clip: Intro to Biology • Brief Instructor Introduction ( 3 min) • About Me Homework Assignment( 3 min) • Supply List ( 3 min) • Pre-Assessment ( reminder of class)
Intro to Biology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgTPg99V_JM
Meet Ms. Tate (About Me) • Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, I attended Parkway South High where I participated in track and field all four years. I also was in a scholars club called MLABSE Scholars. Keeping good grades, I received a full academic scholarship to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where I majored in Biology/Pre-Med. • After graduating from undergraduate school, I decided to go into education. I have been teaching science since 2005. This will be my 9 thyear teaching high school science. I have a handsome 7 year old son (Alexander) and a 11 year old step daughter (BrTanyon). I love sports, cooking, forensics and reading books of different sorts. I also have pit bull named Grady.
Course Supply List Materials needed for class: • Pens (black or blue ink), Sharpened #2 Pencils • A box of Kleenex • Notebook paper; Two Pocket folder • 2 composition notebooks • Hand sanitizer Materials needed for home: • Colored Pencils/Crayons • Scissors • Glue Sticks • Construction Paper
Biology Pre-Assessment Please do not write on the test. BRUNCH Method Breakdown illustrations/tables/figures Read, then read again ( the directions and question) Underline the sentence, highlight or bracket important terms Notes, make them on the side. Cancel out the two incorrect answers Hand pick the BEST answer choice.
Tuesday 8/27/13 Students will take an assessment to understand their individual learning styles and complete a list of study styles based on what they have learned about how they learn best. Engage: What Type of Learner are You? (video clip)-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkE0sI7a_GA 1. Work Styles Survey ( 10) min- circle, code color then tally up) *****Create Your Learner Stick ***** 2. Work Styles PowerPoint ( separate from this one)- (15min) 3. Study Styles List ( as a class) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgPfyPCXyU * Reminder Homework ( About Me Journal Entry and Supplies due tomorrow!)
Wednesday 8-28-13Students will review over the course syllabus for biology; Students will demonstrate an understanding of the class procedures/Daily Routine Agenda • Seating Chart • “About Me” Journal Entries • Review over course procedures and course syllabus ( student checklist) • Safety Contract • Questions??? Homework: Parent/Student contact sheet ( due Friday) Safety laboratory safety contract (only return the bottom portion; top portion attached to journal (3R)- (due Friday) Safety symbols( 4L)- (due Tuesday), Vocabulary words (2R-3L): science, hypothesis, theory, observation, data, inference, phenomena, independent variable, dependent variable, constant, control, qualitative, quantitative , law, evaluate, analyze,(due Tuesday). DUE: “About Me”
Instructor: Ms. Tate Phone: 469-272-2050 ext. 7670 Email: email@example.com Tutoring: Tuesday and Thursday 7:45-8:05 am Description Biology is the study of living organisms. This course includes the study of plants, animals, ecology, and the fundamental concepts of life science. The students will participate in laboratory activities and science fair that are required by the district. The biology curriculum is based on the required TEKS for science. Biology is a required course as described by the Texas Education Agency Department Mission: The mission of the NGC science department is to provide the students with the ability to make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving skills.
Learning Outcomes The student will be able to define and correctly use scientific terminology in regard to biological organisms and processes, synthesize information, think critically and solve critical thinking problems, work well independently and in small groups, show self direction and motivation, contribute to group work, assess personal needs in regard to study time and methods, and accept personal responsibility for the learning process. Grading Scale There will be a minimum of 12 grades per six weeks, including two major grades. Your assignments and your grades will be posted on Family Access weekly (Family Access is found on www.chisd.com). Test/ Project = 40% Quiz = 20% Homework = 10% Daily Work/Lab = 30%
Labs The student for at least 40% of instructional time will conduct laboratory and field investigations using safe, environmentally appropriate, and ethical practices. The student will be held accountable for completing a minimum of 2 lab reports a six weeks using the following format. Objective Introduction Hypothesis Safety Materials Experimental procedures Results/Data Conclusion Projects Every student is required to participate in the district science fair. It begins very early this year, so start thinking about possible topics. Students will also be required to read “Panic in Level 4”. Students can also choose another book from an approved list and complete a book report for extra credit at your teachers’ discretion. Current scientific events will be due every six weeks. Students are responsible for choosing an article based on the topics being presented in class for the six weeks. By the end of the year, six article reviews will be completed and submitted. Additional information and instructions will be provided on each project.
Classroom Procedures • Dress Code ( shirts, pants, id badge, hair, etc.) should be in compliance before your enter. • Immediately come in and check the board/projector for directions and review the daily agenda. Leave backpacks in their designated area. ( along side the wall cabinets) • Have homework, composition book, and pencils/pens out on your desk. Sharpen pencils before class begins. • Sit in your assigned seat. (unless other directives are given). • Wait for further instructions. • Specifics: • Start Cleaning the room 5 min prior to the sound of the bell, pack up your belongings 1 min prior to the bell., push chairs up and line up at the door. • When you are tardy sign the tardy log with the date, class period, time and your name • If you would like to leave the room for ANY reason, raise your hand and wait for the teacher to address you. • Raise your hand if you would like to move from your seat ( for trash, pencil sharpening, blowing of the nose, etc.) • Do NOT hang out around the sinks and the lab tables. • NEVER talk while your instructor is speaking.
Academic Dishonesty Academic honesty is expected, and integrity is valued at Cedar Hill Ninth Grade Center. Scholastic dishonesty is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism, and collusion. Students who Makeup Work If the student is absent, it is the student’s responsibility to get the notes and work missed while absent. The work will be placed in a class period folder and picked up by the student the day they return from being absent. Any student absent will have 2 days to complete and turn in any classwork/homework or quiz that was missed. It is also recommended that the next available tutorial session be attended. It is STRONGLY advised that any test or quiz missed be made up during tutorials offered on Tuesday or Thursday afternoon.
Late Work • Assignments are written on the board daily and should be copied on the student’s assignment sheet. All assignments must be submitted to the teacher for confirmation of student knowledge and skills. Students should do their own work and neatly show all scientific processes if necessary. Late homework must be turned in within 2 days from the original due date for a maximum grade of a 70 or the student will receive a 0. If you do not have your homework, a missing assignment report MUST be filled out ( by you and your parent/guardian) and returned within the 2 (two) days allotted with the homework assignment. • Homework assignments are ALWAYS posted on the webpage as well as your week at a glance from the PowerPoint. • Key Understandings • To be knowledgeable in safe practices during field and laboratory investigation. • What are the characteristic of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells? • How is evolution defined in genetic terms? • How are evolutionary relationships important in classification? • How do the body systems maintain homeostasis in living organisms? • Objectives • Students will conduct laboratory and field investigations using the proper methods and equipment, while applying proper scientific reasoning. • They will know the structures of a cell and all the different functions of the cell. • Students will understand the mechanism of genetics and how they can lead to the process of evolution. • They will understand the classification system used and how to categorize the different organism in hierarchal levels. • The students will understand the different biological system and interdependent and how they maintain homeostasis.
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Thursday 8-29-13 Students will demonstrate an understanding of laboratory safety ( precautions and procedures). • Engage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJG0ir9nDtc • Journal Set Up (20 min) • Lab Safety Review (15 min) ( PowerPoint) • Lab Video: List at least 15 incorrect procedures being displayed while viewing the lab safety skit. ( 10 min) • Clean Up ( 5 min prior to sound) Reminder: Homework ( contract and contact sheet) due tomorrow. Safety Symbols and vocabulary due next Tuesday. Study Schedule : Daily for at least 25-30 minutes ( notes, vocab, handouts)
Lab Safety Thursday 8-29-13
1. Listen to or read instructions carefully before attempting to do anything. 2. Wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from chemicals, heated materials, or things that might be able to shatter. 3. Notify your teacher if any spills or accidents occur. General Safety Rules
4. After handling chemicals, always wash your hands with soap and water. 5. During lab work, keep your hands away from your face. 6. Tie back long hair. General Safety Rules
7. Roll up loose sleeves. 8. Know the location of the fire extinguisher, fire blanket, eyewash station, and first aid kit. 9. Keep your work area uncluttered. Take to the lab station only what is necessary. General Safety Rules
10. It is suggested that you wear glasses rather than contact lenses. 11. Never put anything into your mouth during a lab experiment. 12. Clean up your lab area at the conclusion of the laboratory period. 13. Never “horse around” or play practical jokes in the laboratory. General Safety Rules
1. Chipped or cracked glassware should not be used. Show it to the teacher. 2. Broken glassware should not be disposed of in a classroom trashcan. There is a special glass disposal container for it. 3. When pouring liquids into glassware, make sure the container you are pouring into is resting on a table at least a hands breadth from the edge. Glassware Safety
4. Pour down a glass stirring rod to prevent liquids from splattering. 5. If a piece of glassware gets broken, do not try to clean it up by yourself. Notify the teacher. 6. When inserting glass tubing into a rubber stopper, apply a lubricant like glycerin to the glass and use a twisting motion. Glassware Safety
7. Do not place hot glassware in water. Rapid cooling may make it shatter. Glassware Safety
1. Wear protective goggles and a lab apron whenever heating or pouring hazardous chemicals. Never mix chemicals together unless you are told to do so (and then only in the manner specified). Always refer to your Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for chemical reactivity, flammaility, handling, and storing of the substance in a proper and safe manner. 4. Never taste any chemicals (you should never taste anything in the lab). Chemical Safety
5. If you need to smell the odor of a chemical, waft the fumes toward your nose with one hand. Do not put your nose over the container and inhale the fumes. 6. Never pour water into a concentrated acid. Acid should be poured slowly into water. A&W=Acid to Water Chemical Safety
7. Always use a fume hood to provide ventilation. When exposed to hazardous or noxious fumes, vapors or dust. 8. Follow the instructions of your teacher when disposing of all chemicals. 9. Wash your hands after handling hazardous chemicals. Chemical Safety
1. Lay electrical cords where no one can trip on them or get caught in them. 2. Be sure your hands and your lab area are dry before using electrical equipment. 3. Never poke anything into electrical outlets. Electrical Safety
4. Unplug cords by pulling the plug and not the cord. 5. Unplug all electrical equipment at the end of the lab period. Electrical Safety
1. Let burners and hotplates cool down before touching them. Test to see if they are cool enough by bringing the back of your hand close to them. 2. Use tongs and/or protective gloves to handle hot objects. 3. Never reach across an open flame or burner. Heating Safety
4. The only type of glassware that may safely be heated is either Kimax or Pyrex. 5. Always point the top ends of test tubes that are being heated away from people. 6. When heating a test tube, move it around slowly over the flame to distribute the heat evenly. Heating Safety
7. Only glassware that is thoroughly dry should be heated. 8. Heat glassware by placing it on a wire gauze platform on a ring stand. Do not hold it in your hand. Heating Safety
9. When lighting a burner, wait until the striker is in place before you turn on the gas. 10. The amount of air can be adjusted by the air supply valve below the tube of the burner. This regulates the flame temperature and color. 11. Never leave a burner or hotplate unattended. Heating Safety
Injury: Burns What To Do: Immediately flush with cold water until burning sensation is lessened. First Aid Notify your instructor immediately!
Injury: Cuts, bruises What To Do: Do not touch an open wound without safety gloves. Pressing directly on minor cuts will stop bleeding in a few minutes. Apply cold compress to bruises to reduce swelling. First Aid Notify your instructor immediately!
Injury: Fainting To Do: Provide fresh air and have the person recline so that their head is lower than the rest of their body. First Aid Notify your instructor immediately!
Injury: Eyes What To Do: Flush eyes immediately with plenty of water for several minutes. If a foreign object is lodged in the eye, do not allow the eye to be rubbed. First Aid Notify your instructor immediately!
Injury: Poisoning What To Do: Find out what substance was responsible for the poisoning and alert the teacher immediately. First Aid Notify your instructor immediately!
Injury: Spills on the skin What To Do: Flush with large quantities of water. For acid spills, apply baking soda solution. For base spills, apply vinegar or boric acid. First Aid Notify your instructor immediately!
Injury: Electrical shock What To Do: Shut off the current at the source. Remove wire with rubber gloves. Alert the teacher immediately. First Aid Notify your instructor immediately!
Safety Symbols • Provides a visual hazardous warning on buildings, door, classrooms, and chemical bottles. Interpret this warning label.
How to read a chemical label All chemical containers are required to have a label with the complete chemical name. The hazards associated with the material must also be listed on the label.
Where would we find the flammability of the chemical? Where would we find any special hazard instructions? Where would we find health risks of the chemical? What is the name of the chemical? Where would we find the reactivity of the chemical?