Thursday, January 28, 2016

Quarter 3: Week 4: 1/25-1/29

Monday: (Sub) In Class Assignments:
1. Turn in your timeline report. (Side 1: predicted events for rescue, Side 2: actual events for rescue)
2. In class assignments over genetics
3. Summary of Chapter 15

1. Quiz! Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
2. Discussion Mark Watney Rescue Mission

1. Quiz! Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
2. Write a 1 page press release as Mark Watney's parent (girls;mom, boys:dad). Tell America how you feel and what you want America to do!

1. 2 peer reviews of press release
2. Quiz! Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

1. Quiz! Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
2. Presentations from "Mark's Parents"
3. Final edits due
4. Questions for our JPL/NASA Skype written in class

Monday, January 18, 2016

Quarter 3: Week 3: 1/19-1/22

Monday: no school

Tuesday: 1. TMZ reports (day 1) by volunteers
2. Introduction to genetics (Ch10 from the text book. see powerpoint below)
3. Review of literary timelines and predictions (If you are doing timelines at home... you'll need to print 2, 1 chart is needed for the actual time line from the book, the other is your predicted timeline (when you wrote your rescue plan last week as NASA). In the boxes you'll write descriptions, and on the lines you'll provide text evidence to support your descriptions.)

Wednesday: 1. TMZ reports day 2
2. Genetics part 2

Thursday: 1. TMZ reports day 3
2. Genetics part 3/ Cancer
3. Timelines due

Friday: 1. TMZ reports day 4
2. How radiation effects cancer
3. Why Mark Watney MUST leave Mars!

Chapter 10 Powerpoint here

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Quarter 3: week 2: 1/11-1/15

Monday: in class readings to sol 37
Cellular Respiration sheet due by end of class 

In-class reading and begin discussion of character
Handout pacing guide
(Check previous blog post for link for downloadable free book.)

Wednesday: inclass- character
out of class readings begin tonite. 

Thursday: mission logs handout (sol summaries)

Friday: predictive science discussions

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Book online, for free?

I am not totally sure if these will work, but I'm hoping that they will. 

Week post coming tomorrow. Give this a try!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Quarter 3: Week 1: 1/4-1/8

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Introduction to "The Martian"

Wednesday: Continued in class reading, explaination of Minimal Annotation Method and notes on how we will use "The Martian" (TM) for in-class science evaluation.

Thursday: Begin using TM to break down our understanding of photosynthesis and analyze for scientific relevance.

Friday: Turn in "The Mark Watney Doesn't Die" Project: Part 1: Photosynthesis in Mars Student Sheet by the end of class.
Receive in class:
1 Pacing Guide for TM and
2 Part 2: Cellular Respiration in Mars Student Sheet

Your copy of "The Martian" by Andy Weir, should be in-class by Tuesday January 12. If you do not come speak to me by Friday, I will assume you will be able to procure a copy yourself and do not need support. Therefore, you will be responsible for the out of class readings after Tuesday January 12. 
Booksellers at Laurelwood will have 2 edition formats available for purchase beginning (hopefully) on Thursday January 7. They will be discounted 20% if you tell them you are getting it for my class at WSHS.

Expect weekly blog posts to be updated FREQUENTLY during TM instruction.

1/21/16: Book Step is due