We are nearing the end of our investigation of natural selection. In class today we watched the final episode of Your Inner Fish and were introduced to several ancient human ancestors, as well as our cousins, modern monkeys.
GTQ: Australopithecus afarensis is a human ancestor, the most famous of whom is Lucy. How did Lucy get her name?
Big Red Challenge: The Huskers are back and play WIsconsin this weekend, the first student to comment or email the score wins a pack of Big Red Gum.
Students, as you continue to work on developing your antimalarial medications, try your hand at answering this weekend's GOLD TAPE QUESTION:
What does the name "Malaria" mean? (Hint: it comes from the Medieval Italian language.
Email or message your answer to Mr. Powell by Monday and all who do will receive a piece of Gold Tape for their notebook. Good Luck!
BIG RED CHALLENGE:
This week we completed Amplify Natural Selection lessons 2.3 and 2.4. Monday we will take our "Critical Juncture Assessment" then continue chapter 2 on Tuesday.
Gold Tape Question: We know that rough-skinned newts secrete TTX (Tetradotoxin) poison. What is another animal that contains this poison that is also a Japanese delicacy?
Big Red Challenge: Nebraska football has the week off so this week's BRC is about the volleyball team, who play saturday evening against Maryland. The first student to comment or email the score of the Nebraska vs. Maryland volleyball match will get a pack of Big Red Gum Monday.
We have completed our first week using Amplify to study natural selection. Make sure you complete your homework and have it ready to turn in first thing on Monday.
Gold Tape Question: The Garter Snake is the state reptile for which American state?
Big Red Challenge: The first student to email or comment the final score of this weekend's Nebraska football game will get a pack of Big Red Gum on Monday,
Study your notes, do these Genetics Activities, and watch (or re-watch) the videos below to help you prepare for the exam tomorrow.
Gold Tape Question: In England and Wales pedigrees (Family Trees) are officially recorded by the country. Where are the official documents stored?
Big Red Challenge: The first student to comment, message, or email the score of this weekends Nebraska Cornhuskers game will get a pack of Big Red Gum on Monday. Ohio State is the number 5 team in the country right now and Nebraska are big underdogs in this game so, if the Huskers win, then every student to responds will get a pack!
Mr. Powell is an 8th grade Science Teacher in Western Colorado.