Monday, November 24, 2008

What I told Jack:

The diagram with the cycle of sun -> chloroplast -> mitochondria is a large portion of the test.

Being able to label all the parts of the chloroplast and mitochondria (and what is going in/coming out at each step), then use those to answer questions is also key.

What is the difference between ATP and ADP?

What does oxygen production tell you? What if something is producing carbon dioxide?

Why is the sun so important?

What is fermentation? Why does it occur? When does it occur?

What is glycolysis? Why does it occur? When does it occur?

How much ATP is made in each stage of glycolysis -> cellular respiration?

What is a producer?

If you can answer these questions well, I think you will be very successful tomorrow.

Test Tuesday

ATP and Energy

Cellular Respiration



email me if you have a question - I'll be answering them until about 8pm.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Week Ahead

Monday 24: Test Review Day

Tuesday 25: Ch. 4 Test

Thursday: Thanksgiving!

Friday: No School

November 17-21, 2008

Monday: 4.3 Details of Photosynthesis Notes

Tuesday: 4.5 Details of Cellular Respiration Notes

Wednesday: 4.6 Fermentation Notes

Thursday: Open Note Quiz
Vocabulary Practice WS

Friday: Test Review Study Guides

Extra Credit Opportunity:

Make a BINGO board
  • 5x5
  • Free space in the center
  • Use the 19 vocabulary terms on the worksheet
  • Use 5 of the terms twice

Make 15 flashcard-style term cards
  • Term on one side
  • Define/describe/diagram on the other side

Worth 6 points completed correctly, potentially more points if done EXCELLENTLY.

Friday, November 14, 2008

November 10 - 14

Monday: Reading: The Chemistry of Fall Colors

Tuesday: Veteran's Day

Wednesday: BTB Demonstration, Start writing Hypotheses/Set up experiment

DUE: Chemistry of Fall Colors Answers

Thursday: Set up Experiment

DUE: 7 Hypotheses

Friday: Final Data Collection and Clean up

DUE: Lilac Open/Close

DUE WEDNESDAY 11/19: in your lab book:
  • Data Table with ALL the data
  • Interpretation for EACH hypothesis
  • Conclusion - answer the "Analysis and Conclusion" questions for the ENTIRE lab.

There will be an OPEN NOTE quiz over the lab on Wednesday.

There will be an OPEN NOTE quiz over energy and photosynthesis/respiration on Monday.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Tuesday: Chapter 2 Test

Wednesday: Chapter 2 Test Corrections

Thursday: Introduction to Chemical Energy and ATP - 4.1 in the textbook.

Friday: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Notes - refer to 4.2 and 4.4 in the text.

Monday Homework: Read 4.3 and 4.5 (this is PS and CR in DETAIL).

Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday Agenda

Chapter 3 Practice Test Today

Chapter Test Tuesday!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Spectacularly Complicated Egg Lab Grading

Egg Lab Graded as Follows:

WASL Score = Points
4 = 30
3 = 26
2 = 22
1 = 18
0 = 15 (still have the lab, but missed the WASL points)
no write up = 0

Conclusion Points = Points
4 = 5
3 = 4
2 = 3
1 = 2
0 = 1 (has conclusion)
no conclusion = 0

Egg Lab = 35 points

WASL Scoring worth up to 4 points

Separately - Interpretations worth 5 points.  Recorded if in your lab write up, will be part of your next notebook check otherwise.