Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday 6-21-17

Reminder: Last day of school (6/23) is an early release!

In-Class:
Warm Up – Discussion
AM – Finish GATTACA
Geoscenario Project
- finish research
- begin timelines

Homework:
No homework.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday 6-20-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Chromebooks
Geoscenario Introduction
- Interest Survey
AM – Appreciate the Arts
PM - Finish GATTACA

Homework:
No homework.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday 6-19-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Be ready for quiz
Science Quiz
Science Lab
- volcanoes

Homework:
No homework.


Friday 6-16-17

In-Class:
Movie - GATTACA

Homework:
No homework

Thursday 6-15-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Function or not? Graphs
Review Homework 
“Plan an Afternoon” Project
- piece-wise function
Igneous Rocks
- formation
- properties

Homework:
#135
Finish ‘Plan an Afternoon Project’

Requirements:
Takes place over the course of 4-6 hours
Includes at least 5 different activities
x-axis is time (in hours)
y-axis can be a variable of your choice, but it must work for each activity (plan ahead!)
Graph will be on a poster size paper

Write-Up: On separate paper
Describe your day using words (use ‘heart rate monitoring’ as inspiration if needed)
Write a piece-wise function for your afternoon 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday 6-14-17

In-Class:
Warm Up – Function or not?
Review Homework 
"Plan an Afternoon" Project
- Piece-wise Functions
Plate Tectonics
- Movement
- Video
- Article

Homework:
#134
Heart Rate Monitoring
- Add part d
d. Write a piece-wise function to describe Serena’s heart rate over the course of her workout


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

GATTACA Parent Information

On Friday I will be with the 8th graders on their Wild Waves trip and students will be watching "GATTACA" in class. This film will address some biology principles, such as nature vs nurture, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, genetic screening, DNA profiling, human rights, and genetic modification (recombinant DNA). As a class, we have researched genetic technologies and this film will add to our ethics discussions.

I have included the synopsis and rating information below. If you do not wish to allow your student to see this film please e-mail me at azieske@osd.wednet.edu. The alternate learning experience will be to research issues in bioethics (from internet and library sources) and prepare a short report.


This film is rated "PG13" because of the following:  brief violent images, language, and some sexuality

Synopsis
“There is No Gene for the Human Spirit”
One man defies a system obsessed with genetic perfection.  Ethan Hawke stars as Vincent, an “In-Valid,” who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation.  However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect.  With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent’s dreams steadily unravel.