Initial Ideas / The Double Helix

Before transitioning to Unit 4: DNA, we launched class with a short movie starring Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson which served to remind everyone why the study of science is so vital to our democracy:

Next, we followed up on the House A freshmen advisory meeting from last week in the gym (focusing on attendance, behavior, and grades) by reviewing specific sections of the syllabus .

Finally, we launched Unit 4 by reviewing the Unit 4 calendar and then holding a brief class discussion in which students shared out what they know (or think they know) already about DNA.  Students then received a worksheet with questions that were answered by watching The Double Helix video.  The completed worksheet will be turned in tomorrow.