Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday, December 6th, 2013

*Geometry*
Announcements:
1. CC.9-12.G.CO.6:  Given two figures, use... rigid motions to decide if they are congruent.
Big Idea:
1. Congruence can be determined through rigid transformations.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
2. Chapter 4, Section A Quiz

**Photography**

Due By the End of the Period Today:
1. Progress Report #2
2. Portfolio Cover Page (Email this to Mr. Wilcox)
3. Note:  You can now view comments by Mr. Wilcox on work submitted so far.  The link is at the bottom of the assignment due dates.   Comments can also be found here
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
2. Portfolio Assignment Work
1. Class Work-time Expectations:
1. Most photo work done outside of class.
2. Class time can be used for editing photos/compiling portfolios.
2. Handout (Complete Assignment Instructions)
3. Key Due Dates for Portfolio Assignment:
1. November 15th:
2. November 22nd:
3. November 27th:
4. December 6th:
1. Progress Report #2
2. Portfolio Cover Page (Email this to Mr. Wilcox)
5. December 13th:
1. Progress Report #3
2. Incomplete (Initial Work) Portfolio (Email this to Mr. Wilcox)
6. December 20th
7. January 10th
8. January 17th
1. Final Portfolio (Email this to Mr. Wilcox)
4. Submitted work to date:  Click these links to check submitted work as of today's date:
3. Class time for Work
Homework:
1. Continue work on Photography Portfolio for Quarter 2

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

*Geometry*
Announcements:
1. Reminder:  Quiz over 4.1-4.3 on Friday
1. CC.9-12.G.CO.6:  Given two figures, use... rigid motions to decide if they are congruent.
Big Idea:
1. Congruence can be determined through rigid transformations.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
2. Collect Chapter 3 Test Signatures
3. Review Previous Night's Homework:  Sec.4-3; Read Pgs 233-234; Problems Pg 235 #s 1-14
4. Class time for Homework: Sec.4-3; Problems Pgs 236 #s 15-22, 36
1. No Homework for the evening. Study for Quiz over 4.1-4.3 <Assignment List Click Here>
**Chemistry**

Announcements:
1. Reminder:  Chapter 8 Test on Tuesday December 10th
Standards and Benchmarks:
1. EALR4.9-11.PS2A:  Atoms are composed of protons, neutrons, and electrons.   The nucleus of an atom take up very little of the atom's volume but makes up almost all of the mass.  The nucleus contains protons and neutrons, which are much more massive than the electrons surrounding the nucleus.  Protons have a positive charge, electrons have a negative charge, and neutrons have no charge.
Big Idea:
1. The periodic table is a useful tool for understanding the properties of the atom.
2. Elements are grouped or classified according to similar chemical properties.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
3. Review Electron Configurations.
4. BrainPop:  Chemical Bonds
1. Ionic vs. Covalent Bonds
2. Quiz
5. BrainPop:  Periodic Table
1. Quiz
Homework:

***Biology***

Announcements:
1. Reminder:  Food Journal Due December 5th.  Time will be given in class on the following days to work on your food journal:
2. Chapter 9 (Digestion/Nutrients) Test on Monday, December 9th
Standards and Benchmarks (Biology 9-12):
1. EALR 4.9-11.LS1F: All of the functions of cells are based on chemical reactions.   Food molecules are broken down to provide the energy and the chemical constituents needed to synthesize other molecules.  Breakdown and synthesis are made possible by proteins called enzymes.  Some of these enzymes enable the cell to store energy in special chemicals, such as ATP, that are needed to drive the many other chemical reactions in the cell.
Big Idea(s):
1. Continued from Previous Unit:  Cells are the smallest unit of a living organism.   Within cells are the essential parts for photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
2. Continued from Previous Unit: Organelles carry out the essential functions of the cell.
3. New:  Many different molecules are used/produced/consumed by organisms.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
3. Collect Food Journals & Review
1. Discussion
4. Share and Review Digestive System Narrative.
1. Students use Rubric to evaluate peer's assignment.
Homework:
1. Prepare for Chapter 9 Test

****Life Science****

Announcements:
1. Reminder:  Chapter 5 Quiz on Wednesday 11th
Standards and Benchmarks (Life Science 6-8):
1. EALR 4.6-8.LS1A:  All organisms are composed of cells, which carry out the many functions needed to sustain life.
2. EALR 4.6-8.LS1D:  Both plant and animal cells must carry on life functions, so they have parts in common, such as nuclei, cytoplasm, cell membranes, and mitochondria.  But plants have specialized cell parts, such as chloroplasts for photosynthesis and cell walls, which provide plants their overall structure.
Big Idea:
1. Cells are the basic units of living organisms, themselves consisting of many parts that have varying functions.
2. Microscopes allow us to observe objects (specimens) with detail not possible with the naked eye.
3. Essential Question:  What are the observable differences between plant and animal cells?
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
3. Return Corrected Assessed Assignment for Signatures <Answer Key>
4. Continue with Chapter Summarization Activity
1. Students should have 20 well-written sentences that summarize the chapter.
1. Class Summary, View Here
2. As Time Allows:
1. BrainPop:  Photosynthesis
2. BrainPop:  Cellular Respiration
Homework:
1. None
****Trigonometry****

Announcements:
1. Unit Circle Quiz: Monday
Standards and Benchmarks:
1. CCSS-GSRT.1
1. Understand that by similarity, side ratios in right triangles are properties of the angles in the triangle, leading to definitions of trigonometric ratios for acute triangles
1. CCSS-GSRT.7
1. Explain and use the relationship between sine and cosine of complementary angles.
2. CCSS-F-TF
1. Explain how the unit circle in the coordinate plane enables the extension of trigonometric functions to all real numbers, interpreted as radian measures of angles traversed counterclockwise around the unit circle.
Big Idea:
1. Radians are the standard measure of angle in many areas of mathematics and engineering.
2. The Unit Circle is a standard circle used in trigonometric functions.
Class Outline:
1. Return Test for Signatures
2. Introduce New Unit:  PACE 1135
3. Begin Homework Assignment:  PACE 1135 Pgs 1-4

1. PACE 1135 Pgs 1-4
2. Study for Unit Circle Quiz on Monday

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

*Geometry*
Announcements:
1. Reminder:  Quiz over 4.1-4.3 on Friday
1. CC.9-12.G.CO.6:  Given two figures, use... rigid motions to decide if they are congruent.
Big Idea:
1. Congruence can be determined through rigid transformations.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
2. Collect Chapter 3 Test Signatures
3. Review Previous Night's Homework:  Sec.4-3; Read Pgs 233-234; Problems Pg 235 #s 1-14
4. Class time for Homework: Sec.4-3; Problems Pgs 236 #s 15-22, 36
1. Sec.4-3; Problems Pgs 236 #s 15-22, 36 <Assignment List Click Here>
**Chemistry**

Announcements:
1. None
Standards and Benchmarks:
1. EALR4.9-11.PS2A:  Atoms are composed of protons, neutrons, and electrons.   The nucleus of an atom take up very little of the atom's volume but makes up almost all of the mass.  The nucleus contains protons and neutrons, which are much more massive than the electrons surrounding the nucleus.  Protons have a positive charge, electrons have a negative charge, and neutrons have no charge.
Big Idea:
1. The periodic table is a useful tool for understanding the properties of the atom.
2. Elements are grouped or classified according to similar chemical properties.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
3. Review Reading Check from Yesterday: Chapter 8, Section 3.
1. What is meant by "Combing Capacity"?
2. Which are more reactive elements, Alkali metals or Alkaline Earth Metals?
4. Review Electron Configuration Worksheet
Homework:

***Biology***

Announcements:
1. Reminder:  Food Journal Due December 5th.  Time will be given in class on the following days to work on your food journal:
2. Chapter 9 (Digestion/Nutrients) Test on Monday, December 9th
Standards and Benchmarks (Biology 9-12):
1. EALR 4.9-11.LS1F: All of the functions of cells are based on chemical reactions.   Food molecules are broken down to provide the energy and the chemical constituents needed to synthesize other molecules.  Breakdown and synthesis are made possible by proteins called enzymes.  Some of these enzymes enable the cell to store energy in special chemicals, such as ATP, that are needed to drive the many other chemical reactions in the cell.
Big Idea(s):
1. Continued from Previous Unit:  Cells are the smallest unit of a living organism.   Within cells are the essential parts for photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
2. Continued from Previous Unit: Organelles carry out the essential functions of the cell.
3. New:  Many different molecules are used/produced/consumed by organisms.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
3. Class time to work on:  Digestive System Narrative
4. Class time for Digestive System Narrative
Homework:
1. Digestive System Narrative.  Due before class tomorrow.  Submit online Using the Homework Submissions Form
2. Continue work on Nutrition/Food Log
2. Due:  December 5th

****Life Science****
1. EALR 4.6-8.LS1A:  All organisms are composed of cells, which carry out the many functions needed to sustain life.
2. EALR 4.6-8.LS1A: (Performance Task): Draw and describe observations made with a microscope showing that plants and animals are made of cells, and explain that cells are the fundamental unit of life.
3. EALR 4.6-8.LS1D:  Both plant and animal cells must carry on life functions, so they have parts in common, such as nuclei, cytoplasm, cell membranes, and mitochondria.  But plants have specialized cell parts, such as chloroplasts for photosynthesis and cell walls, which provide plants their overall structure.
Big Idea:
1. Cells are the basic units of living organisms, themselves consisting of many parts that have varying functions.
2. Microscopes allow us to observe objects (specimens) with detail not possible with the naked eye.
3. Essential Question:  What are the observable differences between plant and animal cells?
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
3. Correct Assessed Assignment <Answer Key>
4. Check Chapter Summarization Activity
1. Students should have 20 well-written sentences that summarize the chapter.
2. Class Summary, View Here
5. As Time Allows:
1. BrainPop:  Photosynthesis
2. BrainPop:  Cellular Respiration
Homework:
1. None
****Trigonometry****

Announcements:

1. Unit Circle Quiz: Monday

Standards and Benchmarks:
1. CCSS-GSRT.1
1. Understand that by similarity, side ratios in right triangles are properties of the angles in the triangle, leading to definitions of trigonometric ratios for acute triangles
1. CCSS-GSRT.7
1. Explain and use the relationship between sine and cosine of complementary angles.
2. CCSS-F-TF
1. Explain how the unit circle in the coordinate plane enables the extension of trigonometric functions to all real numbers, interpreted as radian measures of angles traversed counterclockwise around the unit circle.
Big Idea:
1. Radians are the standard measure of angle in many areas of mathematics and engineering.
2. The Unit Circle is a standard circle used in trigonometric functions.
Class Outline:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

*Geometry*
Announcements:
1. CC.9-12.G.CO.6:  Given two figures, use... rigid motions to decide if they are congruent.
Big Idea:
1. Congruence can be determined through rigid transformations.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
2. Collect Chapter 3 Test Signatures
3. Review Previous Night's Homework:  Sec.4-2; Problems Pgs 227-228 #s 12-19, 21-32
4. Class time for Homework: Sec.4-3; Read Pgs 233-234; Problems Pg 235 #s 1-14
**Chemistry**

Announcements:
1. None
Standards and Benchmarks:
1. EALR4.9-11.PS2A:  Atoms are composed of protons, neutrons, and electrons.   The nucleus of an atom take up very little of the atom's volume but makes up almost all of the mass.  The nucleus contains protons and neutrons, which are much more massive than the electrons surrounding the nucleus.  Protons have a positive charge, electrons have a negative charge, and neutrons have no charge.
Big Idea:
1. The periodic table is a useful tool for understanding the properties of the atom.
2. Elements are grouped or classified according to similar chemical properties.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
2. Reading Check: Chapter 8, Section 3.
1. What is meant by "Combing Capacity"?
2. Which are more reactive elements, Alkali metals or Alkaline Earth Metals?
4. Class Work:  Electron Configuration
Homework:
1. Finish Electron Configuration Worksheet.
***Biology***

Announcements:
1. Reminder:  Food Journal Due December 5th.  Time will be given in class on the following days to work on your food journal:
1. Nov. 26th
2. Dec. 3rd
2. Chapter 9 (Digestion/Nutrients) Test on Monday, December 9th
Standards and Benchmarks (Biology 9-12):
1. EALR 4.9-11.LS1F: All of the functions of cells are based on chemical reactions.   Food molecules are broken down to provide the energy and the chemical constituents needed to synthesize other molecules.  Breakdown and synthesis are made possible by proteins called enzymes.  Some of these enzymes enable the cell to store energy in special chemicals, such as ATP, that are needed to drive the many other chemical reactions in the cell.
Big Idea(s):
1. Continued from Previous Unit:  Cells are the smallest unit of a living organism.   Within cells are the essential parts for photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
2. Continued from Previous Unit: Organelles carry out the essential functions of the cell.
3. New:  Many different molecules are used/produced/consumed by organisms.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
3. Class time to work on:  Digestive System Narrative
4. Class time for Digestive System Narrative
Homework:
1. Digestive System Narrative.  Due:  Wednesday
2. Continue work on Nutrition/Food Log
2. Due:  December 5th

****Life Science****

Announcements:
1. Useful Resources:  Cell Structure and Function Websites
2. Assessed Assignment Work Today.
Standards and Benchmarks (Life Science 6-8):
1. EALR 4.6-8.LS1A:  All organisms are composed of cells, which carry out the many functions needed to sustain life.
2. EALR 4.6-8.LS1A: (Performance Task): Draw and describe observations made with a microscope showing that plants and animals are made of cells, and explain that cells are the fundamental unit of life.
3. EALR 4.6-8.LS1D:  Both plant and animal cells must carry on life functions, so they have parts in common, such as nuclei, cytoplasm, cell membranes, and mitochondria.  But plants have specialized cell parts, such as chloroplasts for photosynthesis and cell walls, which provide plants their overall structure.
Big Idea:
1. Cells are the basic units of living organisms, themselves consisting of many parts that have varying functions.
2. Microscopes allow us to observe objects (specimens) with detail not possible with the naked eye.
3. Essential Question:  What are the observable differences between plant and animal cells?
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
3. Photosynthesis/Respiration Chapter Assignment
1. Section Summarization
1. Write 20, well-written, complete, sentences that summarize the chapter.
1. Tip:  There are approximately 35 paragraphs in chapter 5, so if you write one sentence, summarizing about every 1.5 paragraphs, you will have written 20 sentences that cover all the material.
2. Sentences should be YOUR OWN WORDs, not copying the sentences out of the textbook.
3. Due at the end of the period.
Homework:
1. None.
****Trigonometry****

Announcements:

1. Trigonometry Re-Test Today

Standards and Benchmarks:
1. CCSS-GSRT.1
1. Understand that by similarity, side ratios in right triangles are properties of the angles in the triangle, leading to definitions of trigonometric ratios for acute triangles
1. CCSS-GSRT.7
1. Explain and use the relationship between sine and cosine of complementary angles.
2. CCSS-F-TF
1. Explain how the unit circle in the coordinate plane enables the extension of trigonometric functions to all real numbers, interpreted as radian measures of angles traversed counterclockwise around the unit circle.
Big Idea:
1. Radians are the standard measure of angle in many areas of mathematics and engineering.
2. The Unit Circle is a standard circle used in trigonometric functions.
Class Outline:
1. Test: (Retest) Trigonometry PACE 114

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

*Geometry*
Announcements:
1. CC.9-12.G.CO.6:  Given two figures, use... rigid motions to decide if they are congruent.
Big Idea:
1. Congruence can be determined through rigid transformations.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
2. Return Chapter 3 Test.
3. No Homework was due today.   This period will be used as a review/catch-up period.
4. Class time for Homework:
1. Test Signatures: Due Tomorrow
2. Sec.4-2; Problems Pgs 227-228 #s 12-19, 21-32 <Assignment List Click Here>
**Chemistry**

Announcements:
1. Reading Check: Section 8.3, Tomorrow
Standards and Benchmarks:
1. EALR4.9-11.PS2A:  Atoms are composed of protons, neutrons, and electrons.   The nucleus of an atom take up very little of the atom's volume but makes up almost all of the mass.  The nucleus contains protons and neutrons, which are much more massive than the electrons surrounding the nucleus.  Protons have a positive charge, electrons have a negative charge, and neutrons have no charge.
Big Idea:
1. The periodic table is a useful tool for understanding the properties of the atom.
2. Elements are grouped or classified according to similar chemical properties.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
3. Periodicity Review
1. Properties of Alkali Metals
1. Density lower than water
2. Soft
3. Low melting temperature
4. Reactive (Reactivity increases moving downwards)
2. Properties of Alkaline Earth Metals
1. Similar
3. Element Combinations
1. Alkali-Halogens
2. Alkali-Chalcogens
3. Alkali-Nitrogen Family
4. Alkaline Earth-Halogen
5. Alkaline Earth-Chalcogen
6. Boron Family-Halogens
4. Combining Capacity
1. The maximum number of bonds an atom can make.
5. Reading Chapter 8, Section 3
Homework:
1. None
***Biology***

Announcements:
1. Reminder:  Food Journal Due December 5th.  Time will be given in class on the following days to work on your food journal:
1. Nov. 26th
2. Dec. 3rd
2. Chapter 9 (Digestion/Nutrients) Test on Monday, December 9th
Standards and Benchmarks (Biology 9-12):
1. EALR 4.9-11.LS1F: All of the functions of cells are based on chemical reactions.   Food molecules are broken down to provide the energy and the chemical constituents needed to synthesize other molecules.  Breakdown and synthesis are made possible by proteins called enzymes.  Some of these enzymes enable the cell to store energy in special chemicals, such as ATP, that are needed to drive the many other chemical reactions in the cell.
Big Idea(s):
1. Continued from Previous Unit:  Cells are the smallest unit of a living organism.   Within cells are the essential parts for photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
2. Continued from Previous Unit: Organelles carry out the essential functions of the cell.
3. New:  Many different molecules are used/produced/consumed by organisms.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
3. Review Section 9.2 Assignment:  Venn Diagrams / Standard Connection:
1. Venn Diagram consisting of:
1.  vitamins and minerals
2. vitamins and proteins
3. carbohydrates and proteins
2. Write 2-4 sentences explaining how carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals relate to the following statement:

"All of the functions of cells are based on chemical reactions.   Food molecules are broken down to provide the energy and the chemical constituents needed to synthesize other molecules.  Breakdown and synthesis are made possible by proteins called enzymes.  Some of these enzymes enable the cell to store energy in special chemicals, such as ATP, that are needed to drive the many other chemical reactions in the cell. "
4. Introduce Digestive System Narrative Assignment
5. Class time for Digestive System Narrative
Homework:
1. Work on Digestive System Narrative.  Due:  Wednesday
2. Continue work on Nutrition/Food Log
2. Due:  December 5th

****Life Science****

Announcements:
1. Useful Resources:  Cell Structure and Function Websites
2. Assessed Assignment Work Today.
Standards and Benchmarks (Life Science 6-8):
1. EALR 4.6-8.LS1A:  All organisms are composed of cells, which carry out the many functions needed to sustain life.
2. EALR 4.6-8.LS1A: (Performance Task): Draw and describe observations made with a microscope showing that plants and animals are made of cells, and explain that cells are the fundamental unit of life.
3. EALR 4.6-8.LS1D:  Both plant and animal cells must carry on life functions, so they have parts in common, such as nuclei, cytoplasm, cell membranes, and mitochondria.  But plants have specialized cell parts, such as chloroplasts for photosynthesis and cell walls, which provide plants their overall structure.
Big Idea:
1. Cells are the basic units of living organisms, themselves consisting of many parts that have varying functions.
2. Microscopes allow us to observe objects (specimens) with detail not possible with the naked eye.
3. Essential Question:  What are the observable differences between plant and animal cells?
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
4. Class Time for:  Assessed Assignment:  Chapters 3-4 Review
1. Note:  There is one section of chapters 3-4 (Section 3c) that was not explicitly covered in class.
Homework:
1. None.

****Trigonometry****

Announcements:

1. Trigonometry Re-Test Tomorrow

Standards and Benchmarks:
1. CCSS-GSRT.1
1. Understand that by similarity, side ratios in right triangles are properties of the angles in the triangle, leading to definitions of trigonometric ratios for acute triangles
1. CCSS-GSRT.7
1. Explain and use the relationship between sine and cosine of complementary angles.
2. CCSS-F-TF
1. Explain how the unit circle in the coordinate plane enables the extension of trigonometric functions to all real numbers, interpreted as radian measures of angles traversed counterclockwise around the unit circle.
Big Idea:
1. Radians are the standard measure of angle in many areas of mathematics and engineering.
2. The Unit Circle is a standard circle used in trigonometric functions.
Class Outline:
1. Review Trigonometry Concepts
1. Answer Key for Cumulative Review Portion of Test

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Friday (Half-day) Schedule

*Geometry*
Announcements:
1. CC.9-12.G.CO.6:  Given two figures, use... rigid motions to decide if they are congruent.
Big Idea:
1. Congruence can be determined through rigid transformations.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
2. Review: Sec.4-2; Read Pgs 224-226; Problems Pg 227 #s 1-11
3. Class time for Homework:
1. No Homework due on Monday. However, students may work ahead on Sec.4-2; Problems Pgs 227-228 #s 12-19, 21-32, which will be due on Tuesday. <Assignment List Click Here>

**Photography**

Due By the End of the Period Today:
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
2. Photography Exhibit:  Cambodia Composition
3. Portfolio Assignment Work
1. Class Work-time Expectations:
1. Most photo work done outside of class.
2. Class time can be used for editing photos/compiling portfolios.
2. Handout (Complete Assignment Instructions)
3. Key Due Dates for Portfolio Assignment:
1. November 15th:
2. November 22nd:
3. November 27th:
4. December 6th:
1. Progress Report #2
2. Portfolio Cover Page (Email this to Mr. Wilcox)
5. December 13th:
1. Progress Report #3
2. Incomplete (Initial Work) Portfolio (Email this to Mr. Wilcox)
6. December 20th
7. January 10th
8. January 17th
1. Final Portfolio (Email this to Mr. Wilcox)
4. Submitted work to date:  Click these links to check submitted work as of today's date:
4. Class time for Work
Homework:
1. Continue work on Photography Portfolio for Quarter 2

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

*Geometry*
Announcements:
1. CC.9-12.G.CO.6:  Given two figures, use... rigid motions to decide if they are congruent.
Big Idea:
1. Congruence can be determined through rigid transformations.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
2. Review: Sec.4-1; Problems Pg 221 #s 25-30
3. Class time for Homework:
**Chemistry**

Announcements:

Standards and Benchmarks:
1. EALR4.9-11.PS2A:  Atoms are composed of protons, neutrons, and electrons.   The nucleus of an atom take up very little of the atom's volume but makes up almost all of the mass.  The nucleus contains protons and neutrons, which are much more massive than the electrons surrounding the nucleus.  Protons have a positive charge, electrons have a negative charge, and neutrons have no charge.
Big Idea:
1. The periodic table is a useful tool for understanding the properties of the atom.
2. Elements are grouped or classified according to similar chemical properties.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
1. Periodicity
1. Alkali Metals and Alkaline Earth Metals
2. Chemical Rxns of the Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals
3. Video:  Lake Lenore Washington:  Disposal of Sodium (From Hanford)
3. Begin Reading Chapter 8, Section 3
Homework:
1. None
***Biology***

Announcements:
1. Reminder:  Food Journal Due December 5th.  Time will be given in class on the following days to work on your food journal:
1. Nov. 26th
2. Dec. 3rd
2. Chapter 9 (Digestion/Nutrients) Test on Monday, December 9th
Standards and Benchmarks (Biology 9-12):
1. EALR 4.9-11.LS1F: All of the functions of cells are based on chemical reactions.   Food molecules are broken down to provide the energy and the chemical constituents needed to synthesize other molecules.  Breakdown and synthesis are made possible by proteins called enzymes.  Some of these enzymes enable the cell to store energy in special chemicals, such as ATP, that are needed to drive the many other chemical reactions in the cell.
Big Idea(s):
1. Continued from Previous Unit:  Cells are the smallest unit of a living organism.   Within cells are the essential parts for photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
2. Continued from Previous Unit: Organelles carry out the essential functions of the cell.
3. New:  Many different molecules are used/produced/consumed by organisms.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
3. Class time for Food Log and Venn Diagram/Section 9.2 Assignment:
2. Construct a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting:
1.  vitamins and minerals
2. vitamins and proteins
3. carbohydrates and proteins
3. Write 2-4 sentences explaining how carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals relate to the following statement:

"All of the functions of cells are based on chemical reactions.   Food molecules are broken down to provide the energy and the chemical constituents needed to synthesize other molecules.  Breakdown and synthesis are made possible by proteins called enzymes.  Some of these enzymes enable the cell to store energy in special chemicals, such as ATP, that are needed to drive the many other chemical reactions in the cell. "
4. (If Time) Class time for reading:  Section 9.4 - The Digestive Process.
Homework:
1. Continue work on Nutrition/Food Log
2. Due:  December 5th

****Life Science****

Announcements:
1. Useful Resources:  Cell Structure and Function Websites
2. Reading: Chapter 4, Section A.   Due:  Yesterday
4. Assessed Assignment:  Distributed Today, Class Work Time on Monday, Due on Tuesday.
Standards and Benchmarks (Life Science 6-8):
1. EALR 4.6-8.LS1A:  All organisms are composed of cells, which carry out the many functions needed to sustain life.
2. EALR 4.6-8.LS1A: (Performance Task): Draw and describe observations made with a microscope showing that plants and animals are made of cells, and explain that cells are the fundamental unit of life.
3. EALR 4.6-8.LS1D:  Both plant and animal cells must carry on life functions, so they have parts in common, such as nuclei, cytoplasm, cell membranes, and mitochondria.  But plants have specialized cell parts, such as chloroplasts for photosynthesis and cell walls, which provide plants their overall structure.
Big Idea:
1. Cells are the basic units of living organisms, themselves consisting of many parts that have varying functions.
2. Microscopes allow us to observe objects (specimens) with detail not possible with the naked eye.
3. Essential Question:  What are the observable differences between plant and animal cells?
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
2. Announcements
1. What is diffusion?
2. What is the difference between diffusion and osmosis?
5. Assessed Assignment:  Chapters 3-4 Review
1. Note:  There is one section of chapters 3-4 (Section 3c) that was not explicitly covered in class.
Homework:
1. None.

****Trigonometry****

Announcements:

Standards and Benchmarks:
1. CCSS-GSRT.1
1. Understand that by similarity, side ratios in right triangles are properties of the angles in the triangle, leading to definitions of trigonometric ratios for acute triangles
1. CCSS-GSRT.7
1. Explain and use the relationship between sine and cosine of complementary angles.
2. CCSS-F-TF
1. Explain how the unit circle in the coordinate plane enables the extension of trigonometric functions to all real numbers, interpreted as radian measures of angles traversed counterclockwise around the unit circle.
Big Idea:
1. Radians are the standard measure of angle in many areas of mathematics and engineering.
2. The Unit Circle is a standard circle used in trigonometric functions.
Class Outline:
1. Review Trigonometry Concepts
1. Review Trigonometry Test:  <Answer Key Here>
1. Answer Key for Cumulative Review Portion of Test

Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday, November 25th, 2013

*Geometry*
Announcements:
1. CC.9-12.G.CO.6:  Given two figures, use... rigid motions to decide if they are congruent.
Big Idea:
1. Congruence can be determined through rigid transformations.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
2. Review: Sec.4-1; Problems Pg 220 #s 13-21
3. Pretest: Chapter 4
4. Class time for Homework:
**Chemistry**

Announcements:

Standards and Benchmarks:
1. EALR4.9-11.PS2A:  Atoms are composed of protons, neutrons, and electrons.   The nucleus of an atom take up very little of the atom's volume but makes up almost all of the mass.  The nucleus contains protons and neutrons, which are much more massive than the electrons surrounding the nucleus.  Protons have a positive charge, electrons have a negative charge, and neutrons have no charge.
Big Idea:
1. The periodic table is a useful tool for understanding the properties of the atom.
2. Elements are grouped or classified according to similar chemical properties.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
3. Collect Test Corrections
4. Check:  Printed Periodic Table
5. Review:  Classification of the Elements
1. Definitions:
1. Group
2. Period
3. Nonmetals
4. Metals
5. SemiMetals/Metalloids
6. Representative Elements
7. Transition Metals
8. Inner Transition
9. Alkali metals: "Plant Ash"
10. Alkaline earth metals
11. Halogens: "Salt former"
12. Nobel Gases
6. Video:  The Periodic Table
7. Begin Reading Chapter 8, Section 3
Homework:
1. None
***Biology***

Announcements:
1. Reminder:  Food Journal Due December 5th.  Time will be given in class on the following days to work on your food journal:
1. Nov. 26th
2. Dec. 3rd
2. Chapter 9 (Digestion/Nutrients) Test on Monday, December 9th
Standards and Benchmarks (Biology 9-12):
1. EALR 4.9-11.LS1F: All of the functions of cells are based on chemical reactions.   Food molecules are broken down to provide the energy and the chemical constituents needed to synthesize other molecules.  Breakdown and synthesis are made possible by proteins called enzymes.  Some of these enzymes enable the cell to store energy in special chemicals, such as ATP, that are needed to drive the many other chemical reactions in the cell.
Big Idea(s):
1. Continued from Previous Unit:  Cells are the smallest unit of a living organism.   Within cells are the essential parts for photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
2. Continued from Previous Unit: Organelles carry out the essential functions of the cell.
3. New:  Many different molecules are used/produced/consumed by organisms.
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
3. Finish Video:  Standard Deviants: Nutrition
4. Section 9.2
2. Construct a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting:
1.  vitamins and minerals
2. vitamins and proteins
3. carbohydrates and proteins
3. Write 2-4 sentences explaining how carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals relate to the following statement:

"All of the functions of cells are based on chemical reactions.   Food molecules are broken down to provide the energy and the chemical constituents needed to synthesize other molecules.  Breakdown and synthesis are made possible by proteins called enzymes.  Some of these enzymes enable the cell to store energy in special chemicals, such as ATP, that are needed to drive the many other chemical reactions in the cell. "
5. (If Time) Class time for reading:  Section 9.4 - The Digestive Process.
Homework:
1. Continue work on Nutrition/Food Log
2. Due:  December 5th

****Life Science****

Announcements:
1. Useful Resources:  Cell Structure and Function Websites
2. Reading: Chapter 4, Section A.   Due:  Today
4. Assessment Assignment:  Distributed Tomorrow, Class Work Time on Monday, Due on Tuesday.
Standards and Benchmarks (Life Science 6-8):
1. EALR 4.6-8.LS1A:  All organisms are composed of cells, which carry out the many functions needed to sustain life.
2. EALR 4.6-8.LS1A: (Performance Task): Draw and describe observations made with a microscope showing that plants and animals are made of cells, and explain that cells are the fundamental unit of life.
3. EALR 4.6-8.LS1D:  Both plant and animal cells must carry on life functions, so they have parts in common, such as nuclei, cytoplasm, cell membranes, and mitochondria.  But plants have specialized cell parts, such as chloroplasts for photosynthesis and cell walls, which provide plants their overall structure.
Big Idea:
1. Cells are the basic units of living organisms, themselves consisting of many parts that have varying functions.
2. Microscopes allow us to observe objects (specimens) with detail not possible with the naked eye.
3. Essential Question:  What are the observable differences between plant and animal cells?
Class Outline:
1. Attendance
2. Announcements
4. Collect Quiz Signatures
5. Finish Video:  Assignment Discovery:  Cells
6. Review Osmosis:
1. Videos: Osmosis (Detailed)
2. Videos: Osmosis (Simple)
3. Animation
7. Video:  Cells
Homework:
1. Reading: Chapter 4, Section A.   Be prepared for reading check tomorrow.

****Trigonometry****

Announcements:

Standards and Benchmarks:
1. CCSS-GSRT.1
1. Understand that by similarity, side ratios in right triangles are properties of the angles in the triangle, leading to definitions of trigonometric ratios for acute triangles
1. CCSS-GSRT.7
1. Explain and use the relationship between sine and cosine of complementary angles.
2. CCSS-F-TF
1. Explain how the unit circle in the coordinate plane enables the extension of trigonometric functions to all real numbers, interpreted as radian measures of angles traversed counterclockwise around the unit circle.
Big Idea:
1. Radians are the standard measure of angle in many areas of mathematics and engineering.
2. The Unit Circle is a standard circle used in trigonometric functions.
Class Outline:
1. Review Trigonometry Test:  <Answer Key Here>
2. Class time for work.
1. Answer Key for Cumulative Review Portion of Test