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  • EOG Review Packet, Unit 5 questions 6-10
  • Creek next two classes…shoes/boots & hats/hoods
  • EOG Review Packet, Unit 5 questions 1-5
  • What are some major pollution problems in North Carolina Surface Water?

Monday: Chemistry (also during enrichment)
Tuesday: Evolution & Earth History (also during enrichment, please only sign up if you can't make before/after school sessions)
Wednesday: Microbes & Disease (also during enrichment)
Thuraday: Photosynthesis/Respiration & Living Systems (also during enrichment, please only sign up if you can't make before/after school sessions)


  • Read 81A-91A ?'s 2-3 90A, ?1 91A
  • Nutrition/Food Retest Weds 4/29 am/pm/enrichment
  • Ecosystem interactions & energy resources test 5/1, 5/4
  • review sessions Thursday 4/30 am/pm

(helpful sites to study)
  • Ecosystem interactions & energy resources test 5/1, 4
  • Review sessions Thursday 4/30 am/pm
  • Nutrition/Food retest Weds am/enrichment/pm

•Read pages 81B-88B, answer questions 6-13 p 109 B
•Finish Unit 4 of EOG packet
•Ecosystem interactions & energy resources test 5/1, 4
•Review sessions Thursday 4/30 am/pm

  • Unit 4 of EOG review packet, ? 6-12
    Complete Park Analysis (p7)
Part A Answer one of the following: (quick write, complete sentences)
•Describe the habitat and niche of the Yellowstone Park wolves.
•Describe the habitat and niche of the Yellowstone Park elk.
Part B Answer one of the following: (quick write, complete sentences)
•Explain the re-introduction of wolves into Yellowstone Park changed the niche of the Elk.
•Compare and contrast the niche of two populations in Yellowstone park that occupy the same habitat.

Study for Biotechnology Test

  • Biotechnology test 4/15-16
  • Review session Tuesday, 4/13 am/pm
  • Finish the BlendSpace, Stations and Unit 2 of the EOG packet. BlendSpace and Stations will be checked when we return from break.

  • complete questions 6-10 in Unit 2 EOG packet
  • finish the Blendspace Notes (cont.....) paper spaces 16-26. Directions for how to complete each section are interspersed thorughout. The classroom codes are listed in the 3/26-27 assignment
  • complete questions 1-5 in Unit 2 of EOG packet
  • finish the Blendspace Notes paper thru space 15. Directions for how to complete each section are on the first space. The classroom codes are listed below:
1A nmif
3A atsb
4A fghn

1B pgor
3B kxzg
4B lwnb


3/20, 23
Microbiology Test 3/26-27
**Review Session 3/24**

  • Bring a food label to class next period
  • finish google classroom assignment: Cell Structure Analogies

Bring 2 articles describing:
1.The Ebola outbreak this summer, specifically how it spread2.An epidemic/pandemic besides the Spanish Flu

**Disease Test: 3/ 4-5; Review Monday 3/2**

2/20, 23

  • Read 138E- 143E, ?’s 1-3 on p 143E
  • Read 146E-150E, ?’s 1-3, 6 on p150E

2/12, 12/19
  • Read 116E – 121E ?’s: 1-6 p121E, 1-6 p 127E


•What diseases have you been immunized against? Bring a list
• Find one article about a recent disease outbreak (last 2 years), print it and bring it in. You need to have read the article and be prepared to discuss it.
•New notebook or notebook section
•Evolution project due 2/5

  • Study for Evolution Test...Monday 2/2 B Day, Tuesday 2/3 A Day
Review Session slide show
Google Classroom Codes..
1A 5w9fc11
3A q546qp1
4A 7131ch

1B yk0188
3B 82ap6ac
4B hxm3u

  • p 38B ?’s 16-18, p39B ?’s 1-5
  • Evolution Test Monday/Tuesday 2/2-3,
  • REVIEW SESSION Thurs 2/29 8am, Fri 2/30 after school
1/22, 26
  • Answer the reflection questions for the lab. DO YOUR OWN WORK
  • Trace lactase persistence in your own family…explain your results using what you learned in the lab

Read pages 43B-49B, 54B-56B, 62B-67B
Evolution Vocab 2 definitions & images &/or examples
  1. homologous structure
  2. vestigial structure
  3. analogous structure
  4. taxonomy
  5. cladogram
  6. comparative anatomy

Complete phenotype and genotype pro/con activity from the back of the worksheet
(complete on page 33 of your notebook)

1/9, 12

Select an organism (plant or animal)

I a couple weeks, you will be assigned an evolution project. You will need to trace the evolution of any organism you would like. Begin to think about what organism you would select and see what info is available. You will be expected to discuss its adaptations, nearest LIVING relative of a different species, and it’s evolutionary history. Think about what organism you would like to research and MAKE SURE there is information easily available on the internet. You don't want to select an organism and then discover the information is hard to find.

  • Read 19B-25B
  • answer questions 1-5 on p 25B


1.Vocab definitions & images/examples
Evolution Vocab 1
1. Genetic Variation
2 Genotype
3. Phenotype
4. Mutation
5. Evolution
6. Natural Selection
7. Speciation
8. Isolation
9. Gene

2.Can U Survive? Sketch the organism that could be the result
of the activity
Label the adaptations

  • Watch at least one bowl game
  • Eat and sleep, then sleep some more
  • Clean your room & do the dishes once without being asked

  • Study for Earth's History Test next class period
study guide
review session powerpoint
  • textbook questions: 71A ?'s 4-14, 72A ?'s 17-20, 73A ?'s 1-5
put the answers on page 22 of your science notebook
  • study for Earth's History Text 12/18-19. Review sessions are Weds 12/17 at 8am and after school


  • Watch the video link below. Write 3 major points about the value and use of ice cores from the video.


Bonus: watch the video below as well and write a brief paragraph answering the following question:
  • Where do we look for evidence of earth's climate history? What kind of information do we get from these resources?

  • Rock Layer performance task due Tuesday 12/9. Complete the activity on page 16 of your notebook. Make sure you are using complete sentences and have FULLY explained each of your answers.

  • Read pages 61A-67A, answer questions 1-6 on 67A

  • Eat, sleep, watch football, sleep, watch tv, eat!!

  • Notebook check/turn in next class period

  • study for plate tectonics quiz (informal) next class period

  • Read 22A-28A ?’s 3,5 on 28A
    Read 30A-36A ?’s 1-4 on p41A

11/7, 10
  • Finish Webquest
directions answer sheet

  • Read pages 9A-19A in the textbook
  • Answer questions 1-4 on pg 13A, and questions1-4, 6 on page 19A
  • Complete Duke Energy Activity

Study for rock cycle quiz next class period
Geologic History of Favorite Places

BYOT next class period
  • New notebook section beginning next class period. You will need a new section in a multi-subject spiral, or a new small single subject notebook.

10/24, 1027, 10/28
review session is Tuesday 10/28 before and after school
  • Find an example of a catalyst in the human body, you need the name and its purpose

  • complete conservation of mass worksheet (pink)

10/7 A Day & 10/8 B Day
  • vocab set 2 relationship sets. Complete these on a separate sheet of paper to hand in. Directions for completing relationship sets are on my wiki vocab page. Here are two examples as well:

  1. Conductivity and malleability are related because they are physical properties
  2. Exothermic and endothermic are related because they are different ways to describe a chemical change
  • Finish element/compound/mixture worksheet from class if you did not finish it
Chemical/Physical Change & Elem/Cpd/Mix test 10/20-21
Review sessions for the test 10/13 before and after school

10/3 A Day and 10/6 B Day
  • Vocab 2, images
  • In your home or school, find the following
    • 1 element
    • 1 compound
    • 1 heterogeneous mixture
    • 1 homogeneous mixture (solution)
Explain why you classified each material as you did. You may NOT use a substance that was used in class.

10/1 A Day and 10/2 B Day

•Vocab set 2…descriptions
•Label bonds:
Find two substances on a label at home.
Look up the chemical formula
Identify the bonds as ionic or covalent
Periodic table essay due 10/6
9/29 A Day & 9/20 B Day
  • study for vocab 1 test next class period (list 1a and 1b)
  • begin working on Periodic Table Essay in Google Classroom, due 10/6
  • finish worksheets from class (Element properties and "Humpty Dumpty physical vs chemical changes)

9/19 A day & 9/22 B Day
  • complete description and image for vocab set 1a (see vocab page on wiki for the list)

9/17 A Day & 9/18 B Day
  • read pages 69D-71D in the textbook. Answer questions 1-2 on page 72D

9/15 & 9/16
  • Study for Atomic Structure and Periodic Table test next class period
Study Guide for Atomic Structure and Periodic Table Test

9/11 A Day & 9/12 B Day
  • Complete periodic table review sheet

9/9 A Day & 9/10 B Day
  • Study for quiz next class period
-calculating protons, neutrons & electrons
-valence electrons...what are they, calculating the number
-Bohr Models (you need to be able to draw one)
  • There will be a unit test on 9/17 (A Day), 9/18 B Day
    Review sessions are Friday 9/12 at 8:00 am and 5 pm

9/5 A Day & 9/8 B Day

9/3 A Day & 9/4 B Day
  • study for quiz (35%) next class period
States of Matter
Atomic Structure
Cells on Periodic Table

8/27 A Day & 9/2 B Day
  • complete table of contents set up for 1st three pages of unit

8/25 A Day, 8/26 B Day
  • Review CMS Student Lab Safety Contract and sign and return safety contract
    due 8/28 A Day, 8/29 B Day
  • Please notebook and tape by next class period
  • Complete your Chemistry unit page by 9/2 (decorate page with drawings or images from internet
  • Return signed code of conduct by 9/2