Biology
 
 Dr. Healey
mhealey@pascack.k12.nj.us
Class Policies and Rules 2014-15
 
 
Extra Help:
Before School 7:30am and During the Pascack Period
I am available during lunch periods, contact me to set up a time.  If you don't set up a time I may not be there so make sure you let me know in advance that you are coming.

 
 
 
Important Reminders
 
TEST on Scientific Process and Graphing TUESDAY 9/23/2014!! A review sheet was emailed to you so check your school email.
 
 
 
Current Topics

Intro to Biology and the Scientific Process
 
 
 Essential Questions:
 
1. How do you investigate a scientific question?
2. How can model organisms be used to test a hypothesis?
3. How are variables and controls important to a controlled experiment"
4. In what way does technology assist in scientific discovery?
5. What are the most effective ways to represent data?
6. What are your claim, evidence and reasoning (CER) and why is it important to share it with others? 
 
 
Week of 9/15/14

Mon 
9/15
(R1)
Tue 
9/16
(Odd Block)
Wed
9/17
(Even Block)
Thur
9/18
(R4)
Lab
Fri 
9/19
(R3)
Activity
  Complete which graph would you use and Data Analysis Worksheets.
 
BLOCK: 

Review Graphing homework.

 

Review Apple A Day from Friday.

 

Intro to Daphnia lab.

Discussion of key problem and development of experimental question and design experiment to test their question.

 NO CLASS
 
 
 


 

Execute Daphnia Lab

Review data from Daphnia lab.

 

Discuss how to write a proper conclusion using CER.
Homework
Complete Graphing worksheets that you did not complete in class.   
Data analysis questions and conclusion DUE MONDAY!!!



  Data analysis questions and conclusion DUE MONDAY!!!
 
 
 

Week of 9/8/14

Mon 
9/8
(R1)
Tue 
9/9
(Odd Block)
Wed
9/10
(Even Block)
Thur
9/11
(R4)
Lab
Fri 
9/12
(R3)
Activity

Myth-busters

 

Discussion of Scientific Process and complete flow chart


 
 
BLOCK: Lab Practical
 

 NO CLASS
 
 
 

Review Beri-Beri Homework.

 

Notes and examples of Observations (qualitative vs. Quantitative) and Inference.


 


Apple a Day
Homework
   Strange case of beri-beri


Complete Observation practice worksheet

 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of 9/1/14

Mon 
9/1
Tue 
9/2
(R1)
Wed
9/3
(Odd Block)
Thur
9/4
(Even Block)
Fri 
9/5
(R4)
Lab
ActivityNO SCHOOL
 
 
Introduction to class:
Find someone who icebreaker
expectations
Biology Banner
 

BLOCK:

Biology Pre-test
 
Inquiry cubes
 
 
 
 

NO CLASS

 


Language of Science Activity.
 
Survivor Activity.
Homework
  
Have class policies and lab safety contracts signed and returned by FRIDAY!