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Welcome to Freshmen Science. I personally feel this is the most important science class that we teach here at the high school because we deal with real problems in the world, how man has caused them, and what needs to be done to solve these problems. Many of these concerns are controversial, so we train you to be able to analyze a problem to determine what is actually causing the problem and what things could actually solve the problem. This gives you the ability to analyze problems for yourself in the future and to be able to make logical choices to solve these problems. You won’t need to have someone else tell you what is wrong and what needs to be done about it. The problems in the world are continually changing, sometimes weekly. New research is always being conducted. Thus, this class does not rely on a textbook which could be outdated before it is published. Instead, we will be using journal articles, news reports and internet sources for up to date information. The Freshmen Science program is a ‘Tech-rich’ program. We have classroom computers to use frequently to research information. The quickly changing nature of the topics covered in this class (astronomy, environmental science, pollution, trash and recycling, urban sprawl and development, energy usage and energy sources) lend them selves extremely well for extensive use of technology.
This class will integrate different branches of science, physics, chemistry, ecology and biology. This will allow us to understand how the Universe works and the special characteristics of Earth that allow life to exist, and to examine our role on the Earth. This class also meets the StThe Resilient Planet questionsate requirements for a physical science class which all students must take. The goal of this class is to give you the research tools and techniques and the ability to analyze information to determine the cause of a problem and which solutions seem best. Hopefully, you will learn how to be a citizen of the world who can analyze all sides of a topic and choose the best solution for themselves. This is our best defense against many of the problems that face our world today, made by poorly informed citizens and so-called experts of the past. I hope you enjoy the class, but I especially hope you will see the importance of this class.
MISSING OR LATE WORK
A student with an unexcused absence can not receive credit for the material missed, receiving a zero for this missed work.
FIRST SEMESTER: Assingments late one day will recieve a 0% or 50% depending on the assignment. Late projects wil be marked down 10% for everyday late.
SECOND SEMESTER: late assignments will receive a zero
LONG TERM PROJECTS
SEMESTER FINAL REVIEW
THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK
****Work not finished in class should be finished for homework
Mon: Global climate change summary (power point globalclimatechange)
Tues: Top ten man made problems in the world; Water pollution: sewage: Homework: The Shrinking Ogallala Aquifer
Wed: Water pollution: sewage, waste water treatment
Thur: Thermal pollution
Fri: Biological magnification
Fri: Global dimming dvd; what is it? What are its effects? What causes it? How does it affect global climate change?
Thur: Eco footprint/ Mapping mania; homework: Goose reading
Wed: Eco footprint/ mapping mania
Tues:Ecofootprint power point
Mon: Wolf poster critique, Greenhouse gasses diagram
Mon: Nh Wolf poster, class work
Tues: Review for test
Thur: Carbon footprint, Global climate change intro
Fri: pep rally, Poster due
Mon: Diviersity Index; Interrelationships
Wed: Adaptation; Hmwk: Pond draw: color organisms and add food chains and oxygen, carbon and water cycles; **See handout
Thur: Environmental science introduction
Fri: NH Wolves goups
Test WILL BE THE WEDNESDAY AFTER VACATION:: Unique characteristics of the Earth which allows it to have a diversity of life; Citizen of the world terms; ECDCICA: definitions of each term;
Thur: Finish cycles
Mon: Introduce environmental ethics vocab (Environmentalethics powerpoint)
Tues: Environmental ethics; Sustainable/unsustainable environment
Mon: Unique characteristics of Earth allowing life as we know it: PowerPoint:
Tues: video: Origins:How life began (on YouTube)
Wed: finish video; wrap-up
Thr: seasons: computer worksheet; worksheets: Just right Earth; Equinoxes and solstices sheet ***Finish for homework if not done
Fri: The Lorax video and summary sheet
QUARTER 3 TEST NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mon: Fossil information sheet in class on computer; Activity: Determining the age of rock using index species fininsh for homework;
Tues: Snow day
Wed: Absolute dating (powerpoint: GeologicaldatingIIabsolute) Wrap-up geological dating; Worksheet: Radioactivity and Nuclear reactions: homework if not finished
Thur: Begin unique characteristics of Earth which allow life as we know it
Fri: Quiz: Geologic time: Eon, Era, Period, Epoch, define; Geological dating: difference between relative and absolute dating; techniques used for both; be able to read a slice of earth and determine it's relative age; explain radioactive dating; Continue with unique Earth characteristics; Progress reports online today!!
Mon: What can we learn from the rock record? online classwork
Tues: What's up: relative dating Activity; Due Thursday
Wed: Absolute dating
Thur: Wrap-up geological dating
Fri: Teacher workshop day: NS
Mon: Earthquake/volcanoe computer websearch, Evidences for plate tectonics
Tues: Finish plate tectoinics, review, 2 class worksheets
Wed: Begin Geological dating (powerpoint :GeologicTime on webpage)
Thur: Competency on plate tectonics: Compare contionental drift and plate tectonics theories; evidences for plate texctonics,; mechanism for plate movement; know the different types of each type of plate boundary, what occurs and the effects; Geological dating
Fri: Snow day
Mon: Intro Plate tectonics: earth slice, movement of heat in earth, crusts,
Tues: Finish drawing in earthquakes/volcanoes Answer questions for homework; Start plate tectonics interactive webpage worksheet: continued tomorrow;
Wed: Plate drawings
Thur: finish plate drawings
Fri: finish plate tectonics (Competency Tuesday after vacation)
Mon: Quiz (From Friday); Minerals notes (Minerals power point)
Tues: Rock cycle video and notes: Hmwk: Layers of the Earth packet using LayersofEarth power point
Wed: Introduction to plate tectonics
Thur: Plate tectonics continued
Fri: Quiz: Rocks and minerals (see power point and notes); Rock cycle (video notes); Plate tectonics
Mon: Solar sytem formation wrap up
Tues: Earth formation
Wed: Earth formation wrap up; Mineral and rock lab
Thur: Mineral and rock lab
Fri: Quiz: Earth and Solar sytem formation, layers of earth; role of density and gravity Snow day
Mon: Fan demonstration; density information
Wed: Mystery liquid lab
Thur: Solar system formation introduction
Fri: Solar system formation video
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
You will be given a syllabus for each chapter. Test dates will be included on the syllabus.
********Red indicates new changes!!!!!
Saturday: Manchester Invite
Bus leaves @ 7:30
Freshmen 1.8 miles @ 9 am
JV 5K @ 10:00
Varsity in Elite race @ 12:30
Weather looks GREAT right now!!!
Arrive ready to RACE!!!!!!!!!
The Medical Explorer's Club was started by three students interested in the medical field. They wanted to have exposure to professionals from the medical field here at Londonderry. The club is open to any Londonderry student. We will have different professionals visit LHS and share their experiences, we may have some field trips to various medical institutes, may perform some disections, and will view some medical videos.
Tony Lamont: President
Shayla McElroy: Vice President
Sarah Hersey: Treasurer/Secretary
Clarice Melanson: Publicity Coordinator
Over 25 students attended or expressed interest: Great Start!!
Introduction of officers
Presentation of proposed first meetings
Dicussion of possible meetings
Possible disections: fetal pig; cow eye
Post in X2 announcements section:
For any given assignment, the date assigned and date due refer to to the beginning/ending dates for a specific weekly syllabus.
Go to my teacher webpage at www.londonderry.org/lhs to access every weekly syllabus for this semester.
My Special Codes for X2
Adult Ed Life Science
We covered safety procedures: Get your safety contract signed by a parent/guardian; The scientific method, and parts and their functions of the animal cell.
Topics on next week's quiz: 1) Safety procedures (safety contract); 2) scientific method; 3) cell parts (diagram) and functions; Review the power point (use link above)!!***FOR ALL QUIZZES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Next quiz: Cell theory; microscope
Next quiz: Cell transport, Mitosis
Next quiz: Respiration and photosynthesis;
Next quiz: A & P; organization of living things; tissues
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