I post my plans each day in an effort to keep everyone informed. Please understand that any postings you see for future dates are TENTATIVE and subject to change. I will update this page daily to reflect what was actually completed on each day during class.

Monday, Dec 3rd
Check and turn in Surface Currents Lab
CW/HW: Review Scientific Method - independent and dependent variables
HW: Write out a claim, evidence, and reasoning for the diagram on p. 426 in your textbook

Tuesday, Dec 4th
Late start schedule
Check Scientific Method Review and file in binders

Wednesday, Dec 5th
SUB- I will be conferencing with students today regarding Honors Bio placements
Watch "Planet Earth Deep Ocean" and answers questions. (If you are absent today, you will be excused from this)

Thursday, Dec 6th
SUB
CW/HW: Spongebob Squarepants Scientific Method Due Friday

Friday, Dec 7th
Check Spongebob Squarepants Scientific Method
Finish going over claim, evidence, reasoning statement from Monday
HW: Read p. 451 - 452 in order to be ready for next week's lab

Monday, Dec 10th
Deep Ocean Lab day #1. (If you are absent, you can download this assignment and complete Part 2 on your own. See me for directions on Part 1 when you return)
Students will alternate during these next 2 days. Some will do Part 1 of the lab while others will do Part 2. All questions are due on Wednesday
Links you will need during part 2 of the lab:

Tuesday, Dec 11th
Deep Ocean Lab day #2 (If you are absent, you can download this assignment and complete Part 2 on your own. See me for directions on Part 1 when you return)
HW: Finish all parts of Deep Ocean Lab

Wednesday, Dec 12th
Check and turn in Deep Ocean Lab #1.
Here is an awesome video showing the results of this experiment if done correctly:

CW: Watch Hot Planet, Cold Comfort (If you are absent, you can watch this video up to about 8:00 minutes on your own)

Watch Hot Planet - Cold Comfort on PBS. See more from Scientific American Frontiers.


HW: Finish up and make any needed revisions to Deep Ocean Lab Part 2

Thursday, Dec 13th
FYI: Japanese Cultural Day - Japanese students out of class
Check and turn in Deep Ocean Lab Part 2
CW: How to write a procedure activity (If you are absent, you will be excused from this activity)
***5th hour only: I will be absent from this class today. You will be turning in Part 2 of your labs this FRIDAY and you will be doing an alternate activity today with the sub
NO HW

Friday, Dec 14th
Assign Deep Ocean Lab Part #3. Due Fri, Dec 21st (If you are absent, you are still expected to do this assignment. Download the rubric and try to do it on your own. Turn it in a.s.a.p. depending upon the dates that you will be out of the classroom). There is also an extra credit component to this. Directions can be found here
Review Scientific Method - Lab Procedure Handout
HW: Make sure you're ready to go on Monday with a rough draft of Part 3 or at least some thoughts on what to do. I won't be collecting it, but it will help you to make good use of your time with the computers.

Monday, Dec 17th
FYI - ILA field trip today
One day with 2 computer carts to work on Deep Ocean Lab Part #3 (If you are absent, there is nothing to make up today. You are just being given time to work on the lab)

Tuesday, Dec 18th
Quiz on ocean circulation (If you are absent, please see me when you return or before you leave for make-up instructions)
Binder check (if you are absent, you are excused from this today)
HW: Read 15.2 and do Assessment #1-5. Also, read 15.3
Wednesday, Dec 19th
Assembly schedule - shortened classes
Check 15.2 Assessment #1-5. Students kept their paper and will add tonight's HW to this.
CW: More work on Claim, Evidence, Reasoning with graphs on p. 434
HW: do 15.3 Assessment Q#1-4

Thursday, Dec 20th
Check and file 15.2 and 15.3 Assessment
CW: More practice with Claim, Evidence, Reasoning with graphs on p. 434?
CW: Begin El Nino research with iPads
HW: Your Deep Ocean Lab is due tomorrow

Friday, Dec 21st
Deep Ocean Lab Part #3 due (If you are absent, you can send this to me via e-mail or turn it in before you leave, or immediately upon return)
CW: Video - LIfe and Times of El Nino (If you are absent, you should watch this on your own)