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Say Cheese

Biology students will be completing their first lab this week. We will be making cheese using milk, buttermilk, and enzymes. Students may bring in other varieties of cheese in addition to crackers or charcuterie to complete our ‘cheese party’ on Friday.

Progress reports

Progress reports will be sent home at the end of this week.

So far, I’ve been very impressed with how hard students are working. They should be proud of their hard work. Most are maintaining A’s by completing all their work and doing well on quizzes. Keep it up!! I’m proud of you.

If I have any concerns about a student’s progress, I will be contacting parents/guardians.

Welcome back! 2017-2018 school year

First week schedule:

Wednesday, August 30th schedule: A B C D E F G

Thursday, August 31st schedule: A B C D E F G

Friday, September 1st schedule: A B C D [half day for students]

Biology students:

First week forms can be downloaded below. Signed syllabus and student information sheets are due by Sept. 8th.

BIOLOGY SYLLABUS 2017_2018

Student Information Sheet

Course_overview_2017

 

Agriscience students:

First week forms can be downloaded below. Signed syllabus and animal safety sheets are due by Sept. 8th. Start thinking about SAE projects – proposals due Sept. 15th.

AgApps syllabus

SAE proposal

SAE Recordbook

 

Other:

study skills schedule: 17-18 Study Hall Schedule

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