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End of year reminders, projects, and final exam information

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For all Biology students:

4th Quarter Test retakes can be taken on June 12th or 13th. Please let me know if you plan on retaking one of the three tests from 4th quarter. Remember, I will average the two scores together. This is an opportunity to improve your grade.

Projects – Students have the choice of completing one of three projects. Options include an Evolution Poster, Biome travel brochure, or Genetic Disorder informational brochure. Projects were explained and assigned on June 5th in class. All projects are due on June 15th at the start of class. They will NOT be accepted late. Students will be given class time to complete them. If they’re not completed in class then they need to be worked on at home. Projects are 10% of the 4th quarter grade.

Project handouts with rubrics are available in the classroom and for you to download below:

Genetic Disorder Project

evolution project

Biome Project

 

Final Exams – The Biology final exam will be 50 multiple choice questions covering all units. Students should study their quizzes and tests, review packets, and MCAS study materials.

Final Exam Schedule:

Thursday, June 15 A A B D E F F                                        A – F  Exams

Friday, June 16 B B C D E F G                                             B  Exam

Monday, June 19 A C C D E F G                                          C  Exam

Tuesday, June 20 A B C E E G G                                         E – G  Exam

Wednesday, June 21 (1/2 day) D D A B (Make-ups)      D  Exam

Thursday, June 22 (1/2 day) A B C D

MCAS Review Sessions

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Biology MCAS Review Sessions will be held on the following dates. 3-4pm in my classroom. Students can earn a Homework pass for every session they attend. Transportation home is available.

Remaining sessions:

May 18th

May 23rd

May 30th

June 1st

The Biology MCAS will be June 5 & 6th

Please visit https://mrsmelino.wordpress.com/mcas-review/   for review materials

Anatomy Assignments

Virtual Pig dissection assignment

Students will be given time to work on this during class on Friday 3/17 & Monday 3/20. Assignment is due 3/24

Handouts will be passed out in class but you can download a copy here if you misplace yours or are absent:

virtual_pig_dissection_worksheet_

Link to website to complete assignment:

https://www.whitman.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/biology/virtual-pig

 

Anatomy Project

download copy of assignment here: Anatomy Project

examples of projects can be viewed in classroom.

Students will select an organ system in class.

Students will be given class time on 3/21. 3/22, 3/23, & 3/24 to complete.

Projects are due on Monday 3/27. Exception being D period – due 3/29

This is a project grade and will weigh heavily for 3rd quarter

 

Unit 4 Test

Unit 4 Test Wednesday Jan. 11th

Review:

Bodies Exhibit Fieldtrip

Bodies Exhibit Field trip. Jan. 6th 2017

40 Mt. Everett students visited the Bodies Exhibit at the Rhode Island Convention Center where they were fascinated by the incredible displays of human anatomy.

The exhibition BODY WORLDS informs the visitor about anatomy, physiology, and health by viewing real human bodies. The exhibit we saw was a special collection of specimens designed to show visitors the basics for human health and wellness. The exhibition includes whole-body plastinates, large arrangement of individual organs, organ and arterial configurations, and translucent slices that give a complete picture of how the human body works. Vital tells the fascinating story of how best to fight life-threatening diseases—such as cancer, diabetes, and heart ailments—through healthy choices and lifestyle changes.

For more pictures visit: https://mrsmelino.wordpress.com/biology-pictures/

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Science Fieldtrip – Jan. 6th

All 10th grade Biology students have been invited to go on a fieldtrip to see the Bodies Exhibit at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Date: Jan 6th

Time: Leaving at 8:30am and returning at 6:00pm

Cost: $30 plus lunch money/bagged lunch

Permission slips are due by Dec. 21st.

For more information visit: http://www.bodyworldsri.com/

 

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1st Semester ends Jan. 20

Second Quarter/1st Semester ends January 20th.

Plus portals is updated every week to check progress.

If you’re unable to check Plus Portals you can request a progress report mailed/emailed home.