Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Argumentative Writing Survey

Here is a link to the survey on argumentative writing. Please answer all questions honestly. The survey should take less then 10 minutes.

Click here for the survey

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Argumentative Writing Paper

Here are the directions for writing:
  1. There are two required texts for the reading, you will need to read each.
    1. Why Animal Rights: Written by PETA
    2. Monkey Business? PETA sues to give copyright to macaque who took selfie. By Associate Press
  2. Read each article through once.
  3. Read each article again finding key ideas.
  4. Read each article again to find words you do no recognize. Write these words on a sticky note and post them on the poster in front of the class.
  5. Using the "Building an Argument" page, write down a claim with three evidences that you can use from this article to support that position. You would write a claim for giving more rights to animals, and one for not giving more writes to animals. This way you can see the argument from both sides.
  6. Do this for both articles
  7. After you have two Building an Argument pages done, select one more source that you find interesting from this group of sources here: Text Set for Animal Rights
  8. Read through the article and find ways that it supports your claim.
  9. Write an introductory paragraph. The paragraph should include the following:
    1. Hook: Engage the reader; Make them want to continue reading.
    2. Tell A Story: Give the reader information about the topic.
    3. Claim and Reasoning: "I believe that animals should/should not have more rights because reason 1, reason 2, and reason 3.
    4. Here is an example of an introductory paragraph: Click here for the example
  10. Write a five paragraph RD using the IDEAS section of the 6+1 rubric. Click here for the rubric.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Consent Forms

Please turn all consent forms in by Tuesday! Here are the numbers of people from each class.
A special treat might go to the top class...

Here is a link to the form: Consent Form

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

EOC Review

Here is a link to the review for The End of Course Exam (EOC). Please use these as you can and study at home.

Good Luck Studying!

Click here for the Review Folder

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Alternative Task to the Test: Ecology

Here is the alternative task. Please complete the PowerPoint and present it to me for credit. The presentation and interview that comes with it are what give you a grade.

Click here for the alternative task

Monday, April 24, 2017

Population Ecology

Here is a video on Population Ecology. Please watch the video and take notes while watching.

Click here for the video: Population Ecology
Click here for the video: Ecology


New!: Click here for the video on the Texas Mosquito Problem

Be able to answer these questions:
1. What is a population?
2. How do populations grow?
3. What are some of the things that might limit (cause it to decrease) a population?
4. What are some of the things that might help a population grow?

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cycle Videos

Here are two videos on the different cycles that we have been learning about, the nitrogen and carbon cycles. Please take notes while watching these two videos.

Click here to watch the Carbon Cycle Video

Click here to watch the Nitrogen Cycle Video

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Alternative Task to the Test: Systems, Photosynthesis, and Cellular Respiration

Here is the alternative task for Systems, Photosynthesis, and Cellular Respiration Quizzes. Open a new PowerPoint and answer all of these questions on a different slide.

Click here for the Alternative Task

Monday, March 27, 2017

Video for 3/28/17

This video is for my classes, if there is extra time left after they are done with their work.

Click here for the video

Unit 4 Test Review

Here is a link to the review. Please complete this in your notebook.

Click here for the review

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Photosynthesis Videos

Here is a video about photosynthesis and questions for each video

Photosynthesis Video: Amoeba Sisters

Questions for Video from Amoeba Sisters
1. Which biological molecule do plants and animals need?
2. What is the process by which plants take sunlight and make glucose?
3. What is the chemical equation describing photosynthesis?
4. What are the reactants of photosynthesis? Products?
5. What is the pigment of plants that captures sunlight?
6. Where is chlorophyll found in plants?
7. In the light dependent reaction, sunlight is converted into what type of energy?
8.  What are the 3 process/reactions of photosynthesis?

Friday, March 3, 2017

Biology Survey

Please click on the link below to take a short survey about biology class. This survey should be about the learning about biology, and not necessarily the teacher that you have for biology. Thank you for your honest response.

Click here for the Survey

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Alternative Task to the Test

If you have not finished all of your quizzes, please complete this activity. This counts as your test grade, so do it well. No credit is given until you present the information to Mr. Nelson.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Unit 3 Review

Here is a unit review that you can complete in your notebooks. Please answer the questions as best as you can and review your notes to find the answers.

Click here for the review

After the Review:
Season 2 of Planet Earth is out! It is a great documentary series that has been in the making for the last 8 years. Episode 1 is currently free to stream on this website. Enjoy! Maybe a good project could be found in this video...

Click here for the video; Planet Earth II: Ep. 1 Islands

Friday, January 6, 2017

GMOs Video: Eyes of Nye and Reading

Here is the video that we watched about GMOs that had Bill Nye explaining some about the pros and cons of Genetically Modified Food.

Click here for the Video

Here is an article from the FDA about genetically modified organisms.

Click here for the article

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Dihybrid Punnett Square Practice

Here is a PowerPoint that I would like you to go through. Take notes on the process of solving a dihybrid cross and ask questions if you have them.

Dihybrid Cross PowerPoint

Here are some practice problems you can also do in your notebook once you are done with the PowerPoint. Only go on if you have completed and understand the PowerPoint. Let me know when you have started working on this.

Practice Problems

Extension of genetics: This video discusses some advanced genetics that we have not talked about yet, but that you might see on a level 4 question or in an AP class. Watch the video carefully and write down 5 questions that you have about it.

Advanced Genetics Video