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.
We reviewed the Unit 1 exam (version A) that students took home and worked through over the weekend. For the exam tomorrow, students are allowed to bring one page of notes (single-sided, notebook paper size).
We used the short class period to review the Chapter 5 Quiz that students took home the night before. Students then received the Unit 1 Exam (version A) to practice over the weekend.
With chemistry teachers from across our school district meeting all day yesterday, students had the opportunity to review Lessons 20-23 and to begin working on Lesson 24 if time permitted. Special thanks to our substitute, Mr. Stark, who ensured the day went smoothly.
We spent the short Friday class period catching up on work from the first three lessons of Chapter 4 (Lessons 17-19). As a reminder, the assignments from this week are as follows:
Lesson 17: Worksheet and textbook Qs #1–2
Lesson 18: Worksheet and textbook Qs #3-10
Lesson 19: Worksheet and textbook Qs #2-16 (evens)
Looking to dig deeper into the Periodic Table? Check out the Dynamic Periodic Table website and explore the rich collection of data for all of the elements in the table.
Students should read Lesson 20 this weekend to prepare for class on Monday. Also, the quarter ends on Friday, November 6, so students should make every effort to catch up on missing work to ensure their quarter grade accurately reflects their current mastery of course content.