E.E. time: Calculate your carbon footprint using this website
Monday: Climate Science questions. What is the cause of climate change? What do we mean by global warming and what are some of the causes?
We will view this video series to learn about the key role that the chemical element Carbon plays.
Tuesday: Planning for the Global Warming Debate.
Use this Sample Debate on Global Warming as a guide of how a debate on this hot topic could go.
Jury: Use the Sample Debate on Global Warming and practice scoring it using the Debate Judging 101 Sample Scoring sheet.
Debaters: Each member of both Debate teams (Natural and Human) will fill out the Debate Team Planner sheet.Alternative assignment if you are absent , (or, off task and did not respond to redirecting).
Wednesday: Do some background research on the very important key terms that will be used in our Debate of Global Warming.
Fill out the table for the questions "what is it" and "How does it provide evidence" on this Background research paper.
Webquest sites to help fill out the table
Friday: Students who were on the Field Trip may choose to do the Webquest (use the bullet point green links above to fill out information)
or, work on graphing and interpreting data related to population growth, greenhouse gases, and global warming.
EE Time this week: Use this website to conduct a simulation of genetic engineering.
Monday: Work on finishing Discovery Ed Board Builder for the Biotechnology Career Investigation due Wednesday. Once finished you should click on the "share" button and choose from the drop down choices of East Cary Middle School teachers.
This website has some useful information to include on your board.
If you finish early you have to go to this website about bio-fuels. Choose at least one video to watch and respond to the questions from the "Advance your Exploration" worksheet that the teacher has.
Tuesday: What are Biofuels? Visit this website to learn more about what biofuels are, how their made, and a history of how we have used them. Create a timeline history using the pictographs 1-11.
Are biofuels considered a non-renewable, or, renewable energy resource. Review non-renewable resources by reading this guide.
Create a venn diagram comparing the similarities and differences of Biofuel and fossil fuels.
Wednesday: Once you are assigned a specific energy resource you will look up information found here and make a concept map that answer each question. Turn in venn diagram: Everyone should share in class one item: How does the energy source they researched affect the environment?
Thursday: Watch videos and respond to the questions regarding Biofuel. Video 1 Video 2
Read about Fossil Fuels and answer questions 1-14 that go with it. Study and analyze the Carbon Dioxide Concentration questions from the table on the last page and answer questions 1-5.
Friday: Watch video on renewable energy sources and their costs. Use Energy Information book and use one source of energy to fill out the energy superohero trading card.
Quiz on Biotechnology this Friday, February 17.
Monday Genetic Engineering: Bioethics of the Hunger Games. Groups will read assigned research and take notes on their paper (unless it is reading #2).
Tuesday: Use the following 6 resources shown below in green letters. Think of the benefits that Biotechnology provides and fill in the concept thinking map. Once done with reading the resources move on to filling out this pros and cons of Biotechnology graphic organizer.
Thursday: Quizlet to help get ready for tomorrows quiz.
Directions for researching one career in Biotechnology and using Discovery Educations' Board Builder tool.
This is another useful link for looking up biotech careers.
E.E. Use this website and this website to review cell parts.
Monday: Begin new unit on Biotechnology. Use this Prezi for our Unit Notes.
This Station work will guide us through real example of Biotechnology. Choose one of the articles below and write in the middle of your graphic organizer what makes it biotechnology and what is the benefit to society.
engineering poplar trees that can clean up contamination sites
goat that produced spiders’ web protein
Flavr Savr tomato
genetically engineered banana
Glow in the dark cats
Tuesday: Reinforce foundations of biotechnology: 1. Cells 2. Proteins 3. Genes
1.Go to website resource covering genetics and cloning first and answer the questions on this sheet.
2.Read this article on what Stem cells use Cornell style notes to summarize.
Wednesday: Biotechnology and feeding. Research GMO's from this website and complete an argument whether your for or against GMO's.
Thursday: Continue with GMO's
Friday: Videos "Harvest of fear" part 1, and Part 2 Make a "paper slide" after taking notes for each video. Use this rubric.
Monday: Discover what microbes are responsible for various diseases.
Wednesday: Learn about Vector borne diseases. After class demonstration we will read and analyze from this packet. Once done complete making the graph and answer the questions that go with the graph.
Monday: No school
Tuesday: Bacteria basics-shape and parts. Color the Bacteria on this sheet and answer questions for Homework.
Wednesday: Learn about the role of antibiotics watching this video. Use this sheet and answer the questions taken from video.
Thursday: Finish video. Research Food safety basics from harmful bacteria. Use this Health Department website to research from
Monday: No school
Tuesday: Reading about the Germ Theory of disease We start a new unit covering infectious disease types, characteristics and how they spread (and how to prevent them).
You will need to keep up with these notes on the subject of disease and microbiology using this.
Wednesday: Notes on what causes disease and types of viruses. We will begin looking at one type of virus called ebola by watching a video about the outbreak of ebola in Western Africa during 2014-2015.
Thursday: Finish with video on the ebola outbreak. Write reflections based on viewing the video on to this worksheet.
In class we will creat a brochure that warns citizens of a West African city about the dangers of ebola and the precautions they can take to help present the spead of the deadly contagion.
Resources to help add information to the brochure:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
Monday: Conservation of Natural Resources. Review renewable versus nonrenewable resources and begin a group activity on Sustainability.
Use this GoFormative link. Remember to click on the purple box to log in without a username. Type in your first an last name to begin.
For the rest of the week we will be working in our groups on our Sustainability of resources activity.
If your goup finishes early I would like you to read this article. Update the "AYE" paper while, or, after you read.