Mrs. Parrish's Science Class

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December 11 – 15

**There are 7 more school days until Christmas break!** *8th has section questions due on Jan 19th* 7th – Mon we will be in the lab finishing the Gobstopper lab, Tues we will be taking a genetics unit test, Weds we will be reviewing for re-assessment over genetics and to take a mid-year test, Thurs […]

December 4 – 8

**12 school days until Christmas break** *7th grade needs to bring their list of major life events by Tues 12/5* *8th grade has section questions due 1/19* 7th – Mon we will look at primates and their history, Tues we will discuss fossils and Earth’s history, Weds we will simulate natural selection by doing Clipbirds, […]

November 27 – December 1

ONLY 17 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS BREAK **8th has an electricity and magnetism quest due on Dec 1 7th – Mon we will begin our look at evolution with a discussion of Darwin, Tues we will be doing a webquest on Darwin and the peppered moths of Manchester, Weds we will discuss natural selection, Thurs we […]

November 13 – 17

Thanksgiving Break is next week. 8th has an Electricity and Magnetism Quest due Nov 28th. 7th – Mon, Weds – Fri we will be working on an interdisciplinary unit:  Dogs – Loyal Companions which focuses on selective breeding and ends with the annual “dog show”, Tues we will be in the lab generating discourse on […]

November 6 – 10

**8th has section questions due Tues Nov 3** 7th – Mon we will be doing an inherited traits activity, Tues we will discuss genetic engineering, Weds – Fri we will be debating topics dealing with genetic engineering; S7L3; differentiation methods include visuals, graphs, technology, small group/partners, debating; assessment strategies include observation, graded classwork; data will […]

October 30 – November 3

**8th has section questions due on Nov 7th** 7th – Mon we will be doing an inherited traits activity, Tues and Weds we will reinforce genetics with several activities and a quiz on Weds, Thurs we will be in the lab looking at mutations, Fri we will have the guidance counselor; S7LS3; differentiation methods include […]

October 23 – 27

**7th has a DNA model due on Oct 24 **8th has section questions due on Nov 7 7th – Mon we will continue to practice with Punnett squares and take a quiz, Tues we will discuss incomplete dominance, polygenic traits, multiple alleles, and sex-linked traits, Weds we will be in the lab working on Toothpick […]

October 16 – 20

**8th grade has choice 3 from the Simple Machine Think-tac-toe due on Thurs** **8th has section questions due on November 7** 7th – Mon we will be in the lab extracting DNA, Tues we will take notes on DNA structure and replication, Weds we will review DNA and take a quiz, Thurs we will discuss […]

October 9 – 13

**Monday – Wednesday we will be out for Fall Break** 7th – Thurs we will be rotating through stations dealing with reproduction, Fri we will take a test over cell processes; S7L2; differentiation methods include stations, small group, technology; assessment strategies include graded classwork, graded test, observation; data will be used to determine who need […]

October 2 – 6

7th – Mon we will discuss mitosis, Tues we will be doing a mitosis webquest, Weds and Thurs we will model mitosis using craft supplies, Fri we will discuss meiosis and compare it to mitosis; S7L2; differentiation methods include visuals, manipulatives, technology, art activities, hands-on, graphics; assessment strategies include observation, graded classwork, graded model for […]

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