In preparation for our exam on Friday, over the last two days we have watched "Hunting the Elements" a NOVA documentary about the periodic table.
Monday in class we played board games to review the nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorous cycles. In class today we took a practice FRQ and took notes on Primary productivity. For Homework, finish your Unit 1 Smedes notes. Videos for 1.8-1.11 are posted below.
Yesterday we took our first quiz of the year. Quizzes were returned today and then we worked on a molecular modelling simulation. Use the simulation below to complete your molecular modelling packet.
We are about halfway through Unit 1. The plan is to take our unit 1 exam next Friday. Below are the video lectures from yesterday as well as the videos for the weekend.
Over the last several days we've been exploring the parts of the atom. We used the Phet Build an Atom Simulation to further explore these concepts.
We are well on our way into unit 1, Ecosystems! In class yesterday we did a lab called "Oh Deer" For homework, make sure you are completing your notes using the videos below.
Both classes discussed lab safety in anticipation of your first lab today. If you want to review lab safety watch the video Below. Additionally, for APES, we continue to work on our math skills. If you need a refresher on scientific notation, use the tutorial below.
It's my pleasure to join you this year at Central for an exciting year of science. Below you will find your syllabus. Please visit this website regularly to stay on top of what we do in science.
Today we discussed what is science and why it's important. The accompanying two videos were used to facilitate class discussion.
Today we got our textbooks, registered for https://myap.collegeboard.org/login as well as worked on our first submitted assignment, a CER about Native Cutthroat Trout Reintroduction.
Homework: read pages 3-17 in your APES textbook.
Today we focused on CERs. CER stands for CLAIM, EVIDENCE, and REASONING. After going through some notes we made our own CER based on the Shamwow infomercial below.
Mr. Powell is a High School Science Teacher in Western Colorado.