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Sept. 24, 2012

Week of 9/24-9/28

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Biology

Monday, September, 24

Study for Chapter 1 Test

Objectives

  1. Review Key Concepts from Foundations of Science
  2. Review Introduction to Biology

Homework

  • STUDY!

Wednesday, September, 26

Chapter 1 Test

Homework

  • Analytically Read handout from Aristotle: Parts of Animals
  • Complete Content Questions

Friday, September, 28

Aristotle: Parts of Animals

Objectives

  1. Identify Aristotle's distinctions of animal groups
  2. Describe the basis for Aristotle's distinction between plants and animals

Key Concepts
hierarchy of being, eidos

Homework

  • Complete Application and Discussion Questions

 

 

Sept. 24, 2012

Week of 9/24-9/28

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Earth Science

Monday, September, 24

Review for Chapter Test 1

Objectives

  1. Review Key Concepts from Foundations of Science
  2. Review Introduction to Earth Science

Homework

  • Inspectionally Read Handout on the Biosphere (Vernadsky)
  • Write two questions for each heading.
  • Complete Content Questions 1-4

Wednesday, September, 26

Chapter 1 Vocabulary Quiz

Homework

  • Analytically Read Handout on the Biosphere (Vernadsky)
  • Complete Content Questions 5-8
  • Complete Application Questions

Friday, September, 28

The Biosphere

Objectives

  1. Define the principle of Earth's interconnectedness.
  2. Explain how the concept of energy is fundamental to the study of Earth as a system.

Key Concepts
Earth's interconnectedness, Energy conversion

Homework

  • Analytically Read The Biosphere
  • Complete Discussion Questions

 

 

Sept. 24, 2012

Week of 9/24-9/28

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Chemistry

Monday, September, 24

We almost had ourselves a documentary day. The class average from the Chapter 1 Test was 77, a mere three percentage points away from the goal. Let us try and acheive that goal next time.

Studying Matter Through Change

Objectives

  1. Explain how properties are used to classify matter.
  2. Identify the ways Lavoisier studied chemicals throught their properties.

Key Concepts
substance, matter

Homework

  • Inspectionally read handout
  • Complete Journal Prompt

Wednesday, September, 26

Studying Matter Through Change (Seminar)

Objectives

  1. Discuss the ways Lavoisier studied combustion through experiments.
  2. Explain how the scientific method was used to study chemicals.

Key Concepts
combustion, chemical composition

Homework

  • Analytically read handout
  • Answer discussion questions

Friday, September, 28

Lesson 2.1: Properties of Matter

Objectives

  1. Identify properties of matter as extensive or intensive.
  2. Define physical property and list several common properties of substances.
  3. Differentiate among three states of matter.

Key Concepts
physical properties

Homework

  1. Analytically read 2.1
  2. Complete Vocabulary and Section Assessment
  3. Write a rough draft for a 4-5 paragraph response paper from reading and seminar.

 

 

Sept. 24, 2012

Week of 9/24-9/28

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Chemistry Section 2

Tuesday, September, 25

Chapter 1 Test

Homework

  1. Complete worksheet 2-1
  2. Inspectionally read handout
  3. Answer content questions from handout

Thursday, September, 27

Studying Matter Through Change

Objectives

  1. Discuss the ways Lavoisier studied combustion through experiments.
  2. Explain how the scientific method was used to study chemicals.

Key Concepts
combustion, chemical composition

Homework

  • Analytically read handout
  • Answer discussion questions

Sept. 24, 2012

Week of 9/24-9/28

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Advanced Math 1

Tuesday, September, 25

Lesson 5.4: Direct and Inverse Variation (1)

Objectives

  1. Express direct variation and inverse variation in algebraic terms and using these forms of expressions to find unknown quantities.
  2. Solving word problems involving direct variation and inverse variation.

Key Concepts
direct variation, inverse variation

Homework

  • Be able to solve all of Ex 5.3 (with the exception of 14)
  • Exercise 5.4: 1-2

Thursday, September, 27

Lesson 5.4: Direct and Inverse Variation (2)

Objectives

  1. Express direct variation and inverse variation in algebraic terms and using these forms of expressions to find unknown quantities.
  2. Solving word problems involving direct variation and inverse variation.

Key Concepts
direct variation, inverse variation

Homework

  • Exercise 5.4: 12-22

Sept. 24, 2012

Week of 9/24-9/28

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Advanced Math 2

Tuesday, September, 25

Objectives

  1. Review Exercise 7.3
  2. Begine review for Chapter 7 (1) Test

Key Concepts
trigonometry

Homework

  • Study Guide for Chapter 7 (1) Test

Thursday, September, 27

Review for Chapter 7 Test 1

Objectives

  1. Review study guide for chapter 7 test 1.

Key Concepts
trigonometry

Homework

  • Study for Test

Sept. 16, 2012

Week of 9/17 to 9/21

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Biology

Monday, September, 17

Tools and Procedures in Biology

Objectives

  1. Describe the measurement system most scientists use.
  2. Explain how microsopes work.
  3. Describe two common laboratory techniques.

Key Concepts
metric system
laboratory techniques
microscopes

Homework

  • Work on study guide
  • Complete Worksheet
  • (Homework assignments are contingent upon in-class progress and may change to reflect actual progress at the disgression of the teacher. Students are advised to take special care in diligent note taking and recording of assignments in class.)

Wednesday, September, 19

Tools and Procedures in Biology (2)

Objectives

  1. Describe the measurement system most scientists use.
  2. Explain how microsopes work.
  3. Describe two common laboratory techniques.

Key Concepts
metric system
laboratory techniques
microscopes

Homework

  • Work on study guide
  • Study for Chapter 1 Test
  • (Homework assignments are contingent upon in-class progress and may change to reflect actual progress at the disgression of the teacher. Students are advised to take special care in diligent note taking and recording of assignments in class.)

Sept. 16, 2012

Week of 9/17 to 9/21

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Earth Science

Monday, September, 17

Lesson 1.4: Earth System Science (1)

Objectives

  1. Describe the primary goal of Earth system science and define the term system.
  2. Describe Earth's two major sources of energy.

Key Concepts

system
energy

Homework

  • Complete Section Assessment
  • Keyword Outline Answer to #3
  • (Homework assignments are contingent upon in-class progress and may change to reflect actual progress at the disgression of the teacher. Students are advised to take special care in diligent note taking and recording of assignments in class.)

Wednesday, September, 19

Lesson 1.4: Earth System Science (2)

Objectives

  1. Explain how humans affect Earth's systems.
  2. Distinguish between renewable and nonrenewable resources.

Key Concepts

system
energy

Homework

  • Complete Workseet
  • Study for Chapter 1 Test
  • (Homework assignments are contingent upon in-class progress and may change to reflect actual progress at the disgression of the teacher. Students are advised to take special care in diligent note taking and recording of assignments in class.)

Sept. 16, 2012

Week of 9/17 to 9/21

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Chemistry

Monday, September, 17

Review for Chapter 1 Test

Objectives

  1. Review Key Concepts from Foundations of Science
  2. Review Introduction to Chemistry

Homework

Wednesday, September, 19

Chapter 1 Test

Homework

  • Vocabulary and Key Concept Questions for Chapter 2 Section 1

Sept. 16, 2012

Week of 9/17 to 9/21

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Chemistry Section 2

Tuesday, September, 18

Review for Chapter 1 Test

Objectives

  1. Review Key Concepts from Foundations of Science
  2. Review Introduction to Chemistry

Homework

  • STUDY!

Thursday, September, 20

Chapter 1 Test

Homework

  1. Inspectionally read handout
  2. Answer content questions from handout
  3. (Homework assignments are contingent upon in-class progress and may change to reflect actual progress at the disgression of the teacher. Students are advised to take special care in diligent note taking and recording of assignments in class.)

Friday, September, 21

Studying Matter Through Change

Objectives

  1. Explain how properties are used to classify matter.
  2. Identify the ways Lavoisier studied chemicals throught their properties.

Key Concepts
substance
matter

Homework

  • Analytically read handout
  • Answer discussion questions
  • (Homework assignments are contingent upon in-class progress and may change to reflect actual progress at the disgression of the teacher. Students are advised to take special care in diligent note taking and recording of assignments in class.)

Sept. 16, 2012

Week of 9/17 to 9/21

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Advanced Math 1

Tuesday, September, 18

Quiz 2 (Lesson 5.2)/ Introduce Lesson 5.3

Objectives

  1. Use inverse function notation to describe the inverse of simple functions.
  2. Use inverse functions to solve problems of quantitative relation.

Key Concepts
inverse
inverse notation

Homework

  • Correct Quiz (if needed)
  • Exercise 5.3: 1-4
  • (Homework assignments are contingent upon in-class progress and may change to reflect actual progress at the disgression of the teacher. Students are advised to take special care in diligent note taking and recording of assignments in class.)

Thursday, September, 20

Lesson 5.3: Inverse Functions

Objectives

  1. Use inverse function notation to describe the inverse of simple functions.
  2. Use inverse functions to solve problems of quantitative relation.

Key Concepts
inverse
inverse notation

Homework

  • Exercise 5.3: all
  • (Homework assignments are contingent upon in-class progress and may change to reflect actual progress at the disgression of the teacher. Students are advised to take special care in diligent note taking and recording of assignments in class.)

Friday, September, 21

Quiz 3 (Lesson 5.3)/ Lesson 5.4: Direct and Inverse Variation (1)

Objectives

  1. Express direct variation and inverse variation in algebraic terms and using these forms of expressions to find unknown quantities.
  2. Solving word problems involving direct variation and inverse variation.

Key Concepts
direct variation
inverse variation

Homework

  • Correct Quiz (if needed)
  • Exercise 5.4: 1-11
  • (Homework assignments are contingent upon in-class progress and may change to reflect actual progress at the disgression of the teacher. Students are advised to take special care in diligent note taking and recording of assignments in class.)

Sept. 16, 2012

Week of 9/17 to 9/21

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Advanced Math 2

Tuesday, September, 18

Quiz (7.1 & 7.2)/ Introduce Sine Rule

Objectives

  1. Solving problems using sine rule.
  2. Solving problems using formula 1/2ab sin Ĉ for the area of a triangle.

Key Concepts
cosine rule
sine rule

Homework

  • Correct Quiz (if needed)
  • Exercise 7.3: 1-5
  • (Homework assignments are contingent upon in-class progress and may change to reflect actual progress at the disgression of the teacher. Students are advised to take special care in diligent note taking and recording of assignments in class.)

Thursday, September, 20

Lesson 7.3: Sine Rule

Objectives

  1. Solving problems using sine rule.
  2. Solving problems using formula 1/2ab sin Ĉ for the area of a triangle.

Key Concepts
sine rule

Homework

  • Exercise 7.3: 6-10
  • (Homework assignments are contingent upon in-class progress and may change to reflect actual progress at the disgression of the teacher. Students are advised to take special care in diligent note taking and recording of assignments in class.)

Friday, September, 21

Quiz: Sine Rule

Objectives

  1. Solving problems using sine rule.
  2. Solving problems using formula 1/2ab sin Ĉ for the area of a triangle.

Key Concepts
sine rule

Homework

  • Correct Quiz (if needed)
  • Complete Study Guide
  • (Homework assignments are contingent upon in-class progress and may change to reflect actual progress at the disgression of the teacher. Students are advised to take special care in diligent note taking and recording of assignments in class the day homework is assigned.)

 

 

 

Sept. 10, 2012

Organs on Microchips

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Chemistry Section 2

Here's a link to listen to the story I mentioned in class about organs being built on microchips. Enjoy.

http://www.npr.org/2012/07/27/157489675/building-organs-on-one-microchip-at-a-time

Sept. 10, 2012

Week of 9/10-9/14

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Advanced Math 1

Tuesday, September, 11

Lesson 5.1: Functions (2)

Objectives

  1. Review function notation.
  2. Apply function notation to quantitative relations

Key Concepts
functions, function notation

Homework

  • Exercise 5.1: all
  • Exercise 5.2: 1 (a-f)

Thursday, September, 13

Lesson 5.2: Graph of a Function

Objectives

  1. Introduce domain and range
  2. Apply function notation to quantitative relations

Key Concepts
domain, range

Homework
Exercise 5.2: all

Sept. 10, 2012

Week of 9/10-9/14

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Advanced Math 2

Tuesday, September, 11

Lesson 7.1: Trigonometrical Ratios of an Obtuse Angle (cont.)

Objectives

  1. Define and use sin, cos, and tan on coordinate plane
  2. Express trig functions for obtuse angles in terms of trig functions

Key Concepts
trig functions, angles, radians

Homework
Exercise 7.2: 1 (all), 2 (all)

Thursday, September, 13

Lesson 7.2: Cosine Rule

Objectives

  1. Define and use sin, cos, and tan on coordinate plane
  2. Express trig functions for obtuse angles in terms of trig functions
  3. Solving problems using cosine rule

Key Concepts
cosine rule

Homework
Exercise 7.2: 1-2

 

Sept. 08, 2012

Week of 9/10-9/14

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Chemistry

Monday, September, 10

Lesson 1.2: Chemistry Far and Wide
 

Objectives

  1. Identify some areas of research affected by chemistry.
  2. Describe some examples of research in chemistry
  3. Distinguish between macroscopic and microscopic views
     

Key Concepts
scope of chemistry

Homework

  • Analytically Read Section 1.4
  • Answer Key Concepts and Vocabulary

 

Wednesday, September, 12

Lesson 1.4: Problem Solving in Chemistry
 

Objectives

  1. Identify two general steps in problem solving.
  2. Describe three steps for solving numeric problems.
  3. Describe two steps for conceptual problems.

Key Concepts
quantitative problem solving, conceptual problem solving

Homework

  • Work on study guide
  • STUDY

 

Friday, September, 14

Review for Test

Sept. 08, 2012

Week of 9/10-9/14

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Chemistry Section 2

Tuesday, September, 11

Introduction to Scientific Thinking: Formal Definition of Chemistry

Objectives

  1. Identify some areas of research affected by chemistry.
  2. Describe some examples of research in chemistry
  3. Distinguish between macroscopic and microscopic views

Key Concepts
scope of chemistry

Homework

  • Analytically Read Section 1.4
  • Answer Key Concepts, Know vocabulary

Thursday, September, 13

Lesson 1.4: Problem Solving in Chemistry

Objectives

  1. Describe general approach to problem solving.
  2. Identify three steps for solving quantitative problems.
  3. Identify two steps for solving conceptual problems.

Key Concepts
quantitative problem solving, conceptual problem solving

Homework
Prepare study guide for chapter test 1

Sept. 07, 2012

Week of 9/10-9/14

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Biology

Monday, September, 10

Introduction to Scientific Thinking: How Scientists Work

Objectives

  1. Describe how scientists test hypotheses.
  2. Explain how a scientific theory develops.

Key Concepts
principle, inference

Homework

  • Analytically Read Section 1-3
  • Define Vocabulary & Answer Section Assessment Questions
  • Complete Worksheet

Wednesday, September, 12

Introduction to Scientific Thinking: Formal Definition of Biology
 

Objectives

  1. Describe some characteristics of living things.
  2. Explain how life can be studied at different levels.

Key Concepts
characteristics of living things, levels of organization

Homework

  • Analytically Read Section 1-4
  • Vocab and Section Assessment
  • Complete Worksheet 

Friday, September, 14

 

Studying Life (cont.)

Objectives

  1. Describe some characteristics of living things.
  2. Explain how life can be studied at different levels.

Key Concepts

characteristics of living things, levels of organization

Homework

  • Analytically Read Section 1-4
  • Vocab and Section Assessment

 

 

 

Sept. 07, 2012

Week of 9/10-9/14

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Earth Science

Monday, September, 10

Lesson 1.2: A View of Earth (Formal Definition of Earth Science)

Objectives

  1. Describe Earth's four major spheres.
  2. Differentiate Among the three parts of the geosphere.
  3. State the value of the theory of plate tectonics.

Key Concepts
Earth's four spheres, plate tectonics

Homework

  • Complete worksheet
  • Analytically Read Section 1.4
  • Vocabulary and Key Concepts Section 1.4

Wednesday, September, 12

Lesson 1.4: Earth System Science (1)
 

Objectives

  1. Describe the primary goal of Earth system science and define the term system.
  2. Describe Earth's two major sources of energy.

Key Concepts
system, energy

Homework

  • Complete worksheet
  • Key Word Outline Reading Checkpoints

Friday, September, 14

Lesson 1.4: Earth System Science (2)

Objectives

  1. Explain how humans affect Earth's systems.
  2. Distinguish between renewable and nonrenewable resources.

Key Concepts
system, energy

Homework

  • Complete Workseet
  • Study for Chapter 1 Test

Sept. 05, 2012

Week of 9/3-9/7

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Biology

Wednesday, September, 5
Introduction to Scientific Thinking: Scientific Inference in Biology


Objectives

  1. Describe how scientists test hypotheses
  2. Compare and Contrast hypothesis, theory, law

 

Key Concepts

hypothesis
theory
law

Homework

  • (In lab journal) Use the seven stages of scientific to describe Redi's experiment in section 1-2
  • Analytically Read Section 1-2
  • Complete Vocabulary and Section Assessment

 

Sept. 05, 2012

Week of 9/3-9/7

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Earth Science

Wednesday, September, 5
Introduction to Scientific Thinking: Scientific Inference in Earth Science


Objectives

  1. Identify and Describe Earth's Major Spheres
  2. Explain Theory of Plate Tectonics

Key Concepts
Earth's Major Spheres
Plate Tectonics

Homework

  • Analytically Read Section 1.2
  • Define Vocabulary
  • Section Assessment

Sept. 05, 2012

Week of 9/3-9/7

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Chemistry

Wednesday, September, 5
Introduction to Scientific Thinking: Scientific Inference

Objectives

  1. Define Principle
  2. Explain the two types of inference
  3. Describe the process of inference in natural science

Key Concepts
Stages of Scientific Inference

Homework

  • Analytically Read Section 1.2
  • Define Vocabulary
  • Answer Section Assessment Questions

Sept. 05, 2012

Week of 9/3-9/7

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Advanced Math 1

Tuesday, September, 4

Introduction to Functions and Variation

Objectives

  1. Identify Functions as Quantitative Abstraction of Change
  2. Introduce Function Notation

Key Concepts

change
functions

Homework
Exercise 5.1: 1-7

 

Thursday, September, 6


Lesson 5.1: Functions (1)

Objectives

  1. Review function notation.
  2. Apply function notation to quantitative relations
  3. Apply function notation to inverse relations

Key Concepts
function notation

Homework
Exercise 5.1: 7-12

Friday, September, 7

Lesson 5.2: Graph of a Function

Objectives

  1. Introduce domain and range
  2. Apply functions and their graphs to problems

Key Concepts
domain
range

Homework
Exercise 5.2: 1 (a-f)

Sept. 05, 2012

Week of 9/3-9/7

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Advanced Math 2

Tuesday, September, 4

Lesson 7.1: Trigonometrical Ratios of an Obtuse Angle

Objectives

  1. Define and use sin, cos, and tan on coordinate plane
  2. Express trig functions for obtuse angles in terms of trig functions

Key Concepts
trigonmentric functions

Homework
Exercise 7.1: 1-3

Thursday, September, 6

Lesson 7.1: Trigonometrical Ratios of an Obtuse Angle (2)

Objectives

  1. Define and use sin, cos, and tan on coordinate plane
  2. Express trig functions for obtuse angles in terms of trig functions

Key Concepts
trigonmentric functions, obtuse angles

Homework

  • Analytically Read Great Books handout
  • Outline key concepts from reading

Friday, September, 7

Foundations of Trigonometry

Objectives

  1. Disucss great ideas from reading

Key Concepts
trigonometry

Homework
Write five paragraph response paper (respond to the reading and seminar: what did the author say, do you agree or disagree, is it true)

Sept. 04, 2012

Week of 9/3-9/7

from:Albarado, Kyle

to:Chemistry Section 2

Tuesday, September, 4
Introduction to Scientific Thinking: Scientific Inference

Objectives

  1. Define Principle
  2. Explain the two types of inference
  3. Describe the process of inference in natural science

Key Concepts
stages of scientific inference
 

Homework
Use the stages of scientific inference to describe an experiment that would have supported Lavoisier's position on how objects burn. Describe this experiment in your lab book.

 

Thursday, September, 6
Lesson 1.2: Chemistry Far and Wide
 

Objectives

  1. Identify some areas of research affected by chemistry.
  2. Describe some examples of research in chemistry
  3. Distinguish between macroscopic and microscopic views

Key Concepts
scope of chemistry


Homework
Analytically read handout from Laviossier.

Outline key concepts from reading.
 

 

Friday, September, 7
Socratic Seminar: Laviossier

Objectives

  1. Identify main contributions from Laviossier
  2. Discuss the role of nomenclature in Laviossier's approach

 

Homework
Write a five-paragraph response paper following discussion.