Thursday, October 30, 2008

Science Fair Paper Partial Rough Draft due Fri. Oct. 31 (b) Mon. Nov. 3 (a)

Turn in your TYPED rough draft of the PURPOSE, HYPOTHESIS and MATERIALS & PROCEDURES sections of your science fair paper.

Use the SCIENCE FAIR GUIDE & RUBRIC to be sure you understand what to write in each section.

Save a version on your computer, on a thumb drive, or e-mail yourself an attachment of your rough draft so you can continue working on it and use it for your final draft. You may e-mail it to me if you like. Be sure to put your full name, period number and "rough draft assignment" in the SUBJECT line of your e-mail.

If you can't type it you need to write two copies of it so you have a backup.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Science Fair Project Proposal Sheet Due Mon. Oct. 27 (b), Tue. Oct. 28 (a)

This assignment is to fill out the whole Project Proposal Sheet.

The full research paper is due the week of Nov. 17th and the poster and presentation are due the week of Nov. 25th. This proposal is just the first step in the process of starting your project.

If you have trouble, contact me or get help from your AVID teacher, another science teacher, a librarian or a friend or family member.

Tips for choosing a project:

When you do your proposal, be sure to first think about what interests YOU. If you like sports, think about a project that has to do with sports. If you love music, try to think about something that has to do with music or sound. Once you have some of your own ideas, then do some research about other projects that might help you figure out how to design your own experiment. BE ORIGINAL!! BE QUANTITATIVE!!

Here are some science fair links to help you research project ideas. You can use the NGHS library during lunch or after school and I encourage you to use your Chicago Public Library as well. Not only can you use the computers there, but the librarians may be able to suggest good books, magazines and other resources.

This link is to my science fair web page. It has instructions, ideas and links to other sites. This is the best link for you to get started. Remember you can always e-mail me with questions at

Here are a few other links that may be useful.

As you do your research be sure to WRITE DOWN ALL SOURCES YOU USE. This included the FULL URL (web address) of any site you use.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Reading Assignment - Chapter 2, Lesson 1 Due Mon. Oct. 18 (b) and Tue. Oct. 19 (a)

Read about the basic chemistry that makes life possible P. 32-35. Answer questions 1-5 on P. 35 and bring them to class.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Biology Test Thurs. Oct. 16 (b) and Oct. 17 (a)

This test will cover material from the whole year up to this point. Study your notes by sumarizing them for each day and quizzing yourself on each term. The test will also cover Chapter 1 from the AGS Biology Book.

Make up any late homework assignments before the test as a way to get your work done and to study at the same time.

The test will be multiple choice and have a written portion as well.

If you already have a free Google account, you can click on this link view the presentation about Properties of Life. If you don't have a Google account you can click the link and just follow the directions to start your Google account. It is free and easy and very useful.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Chapter 1 Review Assignment Due 10/14 (B-day) and 10/15 (A-day)

Review chapter 1 in the AGS Biology book (Pp. 1-21)
Complete the whole chapter review questions 1 - 25 (Pp. 27-29)

Work hard, and don't forget to enjoy learning.

Reading assignment - Chapter 1, Lesson 3- due 10-8 (B-day), 10-9 (A-day)

Read pages 10 -13 in the AGS Biology book.
p. 14 Questions 1-10