Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Upcoming Test for Genetics Unit

Students and Parents,

This Friday before our BEAUTIFUL Thanksgiving break, we will administer our Genetics Unit Test,
Students were given the opportunity to work on study guides during class today (and were advised to highlight or circle questions they would like to review). These study guides should be completed by Friday!
Study Hard, and do well!!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

This week in Bio/Art

We will begin our Genetics Unit:
* Introduction to DNA and how it functions in the body, replication, and transferring genetic information.
*How to illustrate portraits using a grid to conduct scale drawings.
*RNA and protein synthesis
* Mendelian Genetics and Punnett Squares
* DNA Technology and Genetic Engineering Concepts & Techniques

Evolution test are GRADED!!!

Hello Parents and Students:

On Wednesday of last week we administered the Evolution/Classification Unit Test. All classes have been graded and the results have been entered into Synergy PLEASE CHECK!!!

This week we have 2 REMEDIATION/TUTORING sessions on Wednesday 10/11
BEFORE school from 7:30-8:10 and after school from 3:40 - 4:45. All retakes will be done on This FRIDAY during classes.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Overview for the week of 8/21

This week we will cover concepts of ecology such as Carbon, Nitrogen, and Water cycles, which show how matter is cycled throughout the ecosystem. How communities in nature rebuild themselves through succession. How populations grow and change based on the interactions between living and non-living factors in the ecosystem.

We are taking a field trip to Sweet Water National Park to apply our knowledge of contour drawings and practice in nature. Students will have the experience of being inspired by nature to create art using the concepts and strategies they've learned this semester.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wednesday 8/16 is the new tutoring date required for Quiz 1 Retakes.

If you plan to come EMAIL me at
List your name and block #

Friday, August 11, 2017

**NEW DAY**Next weeks Tutoring/Remediation Day for TODAY'S Unit 1 Quiz

All students who scored less than 70% must attend this remediation session in order to participate in the Unit 1 Quiz retake.

Tuusday 8/15 **changed!!! see below

Scientific Method, Parts of an Experiment, Microscopes, Characteristics of Life.

***MOVED TO WEDNESDAY 8/16*** Same time and place

Monday, August 7, 2017

HW_ 8/7

Complete the "Picking out the pars WS and com prepared to present your group R.A.F.T presentations

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Welcome Back!!

Hello Students and Teachers, 
Welcome Back to the 2017-18 School year! This is Biology/VA Comp and we have already gotten started infusing the elements of Art with Scientific Thinking and Problem Solving.

Lat week: We learned...
* The 7 elements of Art: using an individualized descriptive application of the Elements. To further expand our knowledge we started and will continue this week using the R.A.F.T strategy to demonstrate understanding through kinesthetic motion.

* We learned that we use the Scientific Method more often then we notice. We worked through real life problems and created probable solutions and worked in multiple types of groupings to identify, apply, modify, and solve a variety of simple and complex problems. We practiced strategies to help us understand and answer word problems completely.

This week:
* We will take the Biology Pretest
* Practice F.A.T and O.P.T.I.C strategies with various art and Biology concepts.
* Finish the Elements of Art RAFT activity
* Continue maintaining our Interactive Notebooks (organizational practice)
* Introduce concepts of Ecology through the Oh Deer activity and vocabulary practices

Monday, April 10, 2017

This week in Environmental Science

We will cover the following topics;
Land: Use, management, and conservation
Soil Horizon and conservation
Food and Agriculture.

Correct Video for HW on 4/10 for Freshmen Seminar

Hello Everyone,

I gave out the correct paper for Homework, but TOLD/SHOWED you all the incorrect video on our YouTube page. For tonight, the correct video is below:
Communication Video HW 4/10

This link will work for Clip #2 also.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

this week in Environmental Science

This week we will finish learning about Air and Climate. Next we will move into discussion Water and Land.

Monday: Climate/Ozone
Tuesday: Global Warming
Wednesday: Water/Water Pollution
Thursday: Water pollution, Land
Friday: Land

This week in Bio

This week we will continue learning about Genetics beginning with Mutations in the genetic code. By the end of the week we will have covered the patterns of inheritance, non mendelian genetics and punnet squares.

Monday. Mutations
Tuesday Mutations/inheritance
Wednesday: Inheritance/punnet squares
Thursday: Punnet Squares/Non Mendelian Genetics
Friday: DNA technology

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Environmental Science HW

You can access HW videos by going to the "Pages" (on the right hand side of the blog) to click on the YouTube Page for the videos (HW1-ES_v1) and the SM PPT is located under the "Missed work bio" link (the powepoint has been uploaded for you to download).