For the final lesson of Chapter 14, students compared the toxicity of regular and diet Coke. The lesson began with the Lesson 79 PowerPoint ChemCatalyst and then we transitioned into the Lesson 79 Worksheet.
With the extra advisory period inserted into the day to enable students to complete the final school-wide writing to explain assessment, we used the shortened class period to review the learning thus far in the evolution unit. We crowd-sourced a set of class notes and an example from one of the class periods is pictured below. We covered the major learning concepts from the Cosmos video, the malaria/sickle cell case study, the icefish video, and the evolution of Darwin’s finches.