Welcome to Hot Topics!
Second to the last week!!
Monday, April 22
Last Panel in front of the Council
You all have the KobiAshiMeru. This is a very difficult task, and is geared toward you thinking about where the 'pitfalls' are in our society and how are society is designed.
You have some allowances, but really try to stay true to the vision of zero waste and self-sustainability
Due Wed., each member of your group will do a feasibility study on one of the following topics:
1. basics of how these substances are made, resources needed to produce
2. waste produced from working with these substances
3. how you might see them being utilized in your city
Make sure you put your name on your slide, include this in the shared R&D Folder your group already has
Wednesday, April 24
Most students didn't do their homework - that makes me very upset!! Kids - get it in gear and get your work going.
Today: set a specific goal that you will accomplish TODAY - first ten minutes, 5 pts
Focus on accomplishing the goal you set for yourself
Last 10 min - address your goal - did you get it accomplished? Why or why not?
Write 2-3 paragraphs about what would make you more committed to your academic studies. Remember, in America education is free and supported with public monies. Not every child in the world has the privelage of getting an education.
20 points, due Monday
Friday, April 26
Conferences, no regular class
Monday, April 15
Peer share your energy research and what you learned from the videos (make sure to share your slides with me), 15-20 min
Discuss which types are feasible to use, and plan and what and where energy resources will be in your city, 20-30 min
Document these ideas in a Research and Development Google FOLDER or DOC depending on how your group would like to organize the various aspects of your city, Share this with me please.
FOOD - start brainstorming and listing all possible food you will have, and how it will be sustainably raised/grown
Start thinking where in your city you will produce food, how much will be needed, etc., 30-45 min
Document these ideas also in that Research and Development Google doc
**You will have more time potentially to think about these things but start putting some ideas down for each area and see how they connect together, in order to make any changes needed
Upload a picture of your developing map by Wednesday
Sculpture video for digication:
Wednesday, April 17, PLC Day
Intermediate planning proposal to the Council Members
Due next Monday,
1. Complete your plan to provide all food for the city via your R&D group doc over the long weekend (please remember who is on there and who has contributed is evident on the time stamps)
2. Start contributing ideas on waste management, also on the R&D
Friday, May 19
Conferences, no school
Monday, April 8
Found object sculpture reflection, and video interview for your Digication portfolio
Finish sculptures! Write Titles and Artist's statements
Homework: Complete artist's statement
Wednesday, April 10
Wednesday, April 3rd
Artist Workshop with Brian Hutton:
Homework: Rehearse your poems.
Friday, April 12
Utopia Project, cont.
Determine how many people
Define your land parameters, geographical features, and scale
Watch the video on types of energy, take careful notes.
Also watch and take notes on video the
types of renewable energy( GRADED - 10 pts).
Start a Google Slide with your group,
each member of the group research one of the following types of renewable energy:
what types of material are used to make this type of energy form
How much energy it is capable of producing
How it works
Friday, April 5th
Starts at 2:20.
Wednesday, March 27th
Artist Workshop with Brian Hutton: Sculpture
None! Please use this break to double-check your grade and fill in missing assignments! Also, here's a cool epigenetics article:
Friday, March 29th
Video Permission Slip Due Monday
Monday, March 18th
Ocean Acidification Lab
Read this short article from National Park Service.
Fold a page into thirds, label each third of the paper, "New Information", "Heard", and "Seen". As you read, place facts under each column. If you read something you didn't know, place it under "New Information". If you already knew something because you read about it or heard about it, place it under "Heard". If you already knew about something because you have actually seen evidence in our environment, place it under "Seen".
Wednesday, March 20th
Permafrost thaw and Arctic organisms
Found Object Sculpture Collection
Friday, March 22nd
Permafrost thaw and Arctic organisms
Homework: Found Object Sculpture Collection
Monday, March 4th
Quick Kahoot Session
Carbon Cycle Activity
What is your carbon footprint?
What can you do to lower your carbon footprint?
Wednesday, March 6th
Turn in Reflections
Friday, March 8th
In Service Day! No School!
Monday, February 25th
Notes on cloning, and DNA Tags
Monday, February 18th - No school
Monday, February 11th
Discussion on AI after Dr. Mock's visit on Friday
Introduce Cloning and Genetic Engineering
DNA Extraction Lab
Monday, February 4th
Wednesday, February 27th
Movie in Epigenetics
'A Ghost in Your Genes'
Take notes for use on a quiz Friday
A short reading on DNA Tags,
take notes as well for use on open note quiz on Friday
Watch this short video on DNA/Tags,
also take notes for a quiz
Wednesday, February 20th
PLC Day, short period
Did you do the homework posted to the website Friday?
Continue watching movie on cloning...continue notes to reference for seminar Friday
Make sure you have your cloning article and be prepared to intelligently discuss what you learned from it on Friday
Wednesday, February 13th
Macaque Intro to cloning
Notes on cells and DNA
be ready for a quiz on this
Cloning Macaques Article
Macaque Article Questions
Wednesday, February 6th
1. Turing Test group share
Friday, February 22nd
Short open note quiz on cloning and DNA Tags
Friday, February 22nd
Monday Schedule today....
Seminar on our Movie, and articles from your homework assignment Wednesday
Great discussions today!!!
Friday, February 15th
Turn in your article questions
Movie on Cloning:
The First Human Clone
1. Find one article on cloning - animals or people,
2. Print it out, and
3. write a summary of the article. Include TWO things you did not know, and two things you have already learned
4. Bring the printed article AND you summary to class Wednesday (10 pts) for a graded seminar
Friday, February 8th
Dr. Kenrick Mock, UAA ,
Professor in Computer Science
Speaker on Artificial Intelligence
Note: Let's hold on assignments previously posted on from this week (timeline and poster and article)
NONE. Enjoy your weekend, we will reconvene on Monday
Week of January 28th -
Monday, Jan 28th
MIT physicist and AI researcher Max Tegmark shares some fascinating and terrifying insight into AI in this Ted Talk - How to Get Empowered, Not OverPowered, by AI
Read the article Understanding the Four Types of Artificial Intelligence
Answer the accompanying questions, due Wednesday beginning of the period.
Hand in your questions
Use the information in the article from last class period to make a flip book of the four types of AI
See the Handout and the sample up on my desk
Due Friday at the end of the period
Use computers, judiciously, as needed
Work on your AI Flip Book Projects, due Monday
Short classification activity on classifying whales using a dichotomous key
Start Blackfish...take notes as extra credit
Homework: Extra Credit
Research Seaworld and find out what the status of their facility and orca program is
Research Lolita in Florida, attempt to learn what efforts are currently happening to move her or rehab her for release...
Intro to dichotomous keys (Amoeba Sisters video)
Look at some dichotomous keys
Practice making dichotomous key with objects (graded)
Practice making dichotomous key with groups of 6-7 students (graded)
Welcome back - I missed you all and am glad to see you return
Bumper stickers.... Gallery Walk (can'r wait to see these!)
S.U.P - Single Use Plastics
Henry from Center for Alaska Coastal Studies
Discussion on Marine Debris
Marine Debris Bumper Sticker, due Friday
Notes on Orcas
Movie on Keiko - whale that starred in Free Willy
Notes on Whales!
Last three presentations!
Presentations Commence today......
Notecards - let's take a look at those
Peer reviewing for presentations....
Put the polish on your presentation by practicing at least once each day until the 5th, preferably for your parents
Your presentations should be done NOW and in your folders
NOTECARDS - every student will be allowed two notecards
Notecards are to help you maintain a flow of information and not forget things
Notecards MAY NOT have full written paragraphs, use bullets, lists, diagrams, short phrases
Today in class, you will do one full practice alone in your group first
For a grade:
Use your criteria sheet and your presentation rubric to score the presentation AND write down on a piece of paper neatly the following things
1. identify areas of content that needs to be added or tweaked
2. identify presentation aspects that are strong and also
still need to be developed
3. Give yourselves a grade, write this down on your sheet
You will then partner with one other group and repeat this exact same process for the other group, and they will repeat it with you.
Exchange the information with your group
Work time in class today on your project - this is the last day of group work time:
By the start of next class period, have ALL your slides ready to present, including video clips and graphics
Start Big Cat Group Project - due 10/31
Work on your project
Moving from vertebrates to vertebrates...
Snapshot Serengeti Project
Look at camera data from Snapshot Serengeti
Record your findings on your data sheet
Finish your Snapshot Serengeti at home
if you did not complete in class
Get your work back, hole punch, put in your three ring binder by date
Discussion on food webs and bees
Open Note Quiz on Classification systems, arthropods, food webs, bees
Homework: Bee cool, stay in school
Homework: Food web due Monday
Wednesday , 10/10,
1. Food web review
2. Presentation of Google Slides, nice job!!!!
1. Watch the video to the right on Energy Transfer/Food Webs
2. Hand draw out a food web with your organism from your google slide
Include at least 15 organisms, including one decomposer
Monday , 10/8, posted Mon 10/8, 4 pm
1. Follow up on the mosquito article
2. Notes on Food Webs
Homework: posted ....Mon 4 pm
1. Read over your notes
2. Know the three reasons why energy transfer is only 10% for each trophic level
Friday , 10/5, posted sat 10/5, 4:30 pm
1. Complete your Google Slides, and drop it in our shared folder we looked at today in class
Wednesday , 10/3, posted sat 10/2, 4:30 pm
1. Read the article from the Washington Post
2. Answer the questions
3. Know the defining characteristics of Arthropods by Friday
*be prepared for a little quiz, the article is fair game as well
Monday , 10/1, posted sat 10/1, 3:30 pm
1. Each group has a few things they need to clarify from their presentations
Friday , 9/28, posted sat 9/28, 3:00 pm
Homework: posted Fri, 10 am
1. NONE, enjoy :)
Wednesday , 9/26, posted wed 3:30
1. Little quiz on kingdoms and levels of classification
2. Self-assessment on project work time (rubric)
3. How to do an oral presentation
4. What to include in your presentations (from your homework last night)
5. Practice time in class (live and die by your own swaord, meaning don't practice at your own peril)
Homework: posted Fri 6 am
1. Prepare for presentations Friday
Monday, 9/24, posted 3:30 9/24
Quick brain hug: 7 levels of classification
Review Cladograms, and how they work, how to read them, what they mean
Get a Project Summary for your project: evey student needs to do their own, due Wednesday
Work time in class
1. Memorize the seven levels of taxonomy (again, because that was your homework last week from Monday
2. Complete your project summary sheet
3. Know the 6 kingdoms of life by Wednesday
4. Be prepared to present any and/or all of the material on your Project to the class. I could call on anyone at anytime....
Monday, 9/17, posted 2:45
Go over syllabus
Start on classification project (kind of hard at first...)
Memorize the seven levels of taxonomy by Wed
Get you Syllabus/Safety Contract Signed
Work on your project as needed before Wed
Friday, 9/14, posted 3:45 Thurs
Complete your cladogram packet from Wednesday
Be prepared for a quiz Monday
None, except study if you feel shaky on the material!
Wednesday, 9/12, PLC Day
Take a look at homework
Uber short notes
Video on cladograms
Note -- be advised I expect you to complete your work
on Friday and be prepared for a short quiz when I see you Monday. If you are absent on Friday, those expectations still apply.
Short video on Classification
Notes on Classification and characteristics of the 6 Kingdoms of Life
Start on Project.....
Watch the videos on Cladograms to the right
Complete the worksheet handed out in class