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8th Grade Midterm review topics

December 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Here are the terms to know…

Scientific method

independent variable

dependent variable

constant

density

mitosis

cancer

sexual reproduction

genetics (punnet square)

 

Categories: 812 HW, 815 HW, 8E1 HW, 8E2 HW

HW 8e1, 8e2, 812 Due Tuesday Research Sources

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

You need to look through the sources we discussed during class for your research report…

1)Go to webliography category of blog

2) Find Genetic Engineering posting

3) Look Through Websites

4) Write down the websites you will use for your information (2)

5) Write down the headlines of the ARTICLES you will use to support your information (2 for good and 2 for bad)

Due Tuesday

Categories: 812 HW, 815 HW, 8E1 HW, 8E2 HW

Genetic Engineering/Cloning Research Paper

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment

You will be writing a research report related to cloning and genetic engineering.  Here is the task…

Write a expository essay discussing/covering the positive and negative effects/consequences of cloning living organisms/organs OR genetically engineering living organisms.  Be sure to include textual evidence and ideas discussed during class discussions.

 *This is NOT a persuasive essay…Here is the breakdown/outline.

1 Paragraph introduction

2 paragraphs explaining how cloning and genetic engineering is performed.

2 Paragraphs about the positive/beneficial aspects to cloning and genetic engineering

*Include real examples of times where it was used successfully or could be used.

2 Paragraphs about the negative/possible problems with cloning and genetic engineering

*Use specific examples to support your ideas.

1 Paragraph closing statement to tie all of the ideas together.

**Please use the Power Paragraphing guidelines taught to you

**Please refer to the Genetic Engineering/Cloning post under the 8th grade webliography category for your research sources.

The Final Product will be due after Christmas Vacation…However, I will be checking over the next few weeks the progress being made (rough drafts)

Categories: 812 HW, 815 HW, 8E1 HW, 8E2 HW, Projects

8th grade Genetics test on 11/23/11

November 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Here are the review terms for the exam

sexual reproduction

asexual reproduction

sperm

egg

fertilization

zygote

heredity

allele (dominant and recessive)

genotype

phenotype

Homozygous

Heterozygous

Gene

DNA

Chromosome

You should know how to complete and analyze a  punnet square

Study the textbook pages, notes, and handouts related to genetics…

Here is a file you can download to see some review questions…

genetics review

Categories: 812 HW, 815 HW, 8E1 HW, 8E2 HW

8th grade WOW Project (Due Monday 11/14)

November 7, 2011 Leave a comment

In the spirit of the WOW project theme (ordinary American heroes), you will be conducting research on one of the following ordinary American physicians/scientists whose devotion to helping to cure illnesses or help patients have a better quality of life, brought them to notiriety.

Once you have selected the person/persons to cover, find out what their contribution was to the field of medicine and create a simple poster to illustrate what you discovered.  Include 1 index card with information about the person and what they became known for.

Walter Reed (army physician)

Harvey Cushing (pioneer of neurosurgery)

Orvan Hess (penicillin and fetal heart monitor)

Herbert Neddleman (found link between lead and brain function)

Joseph Ransohoff (neurosurgeon)

Helen Tausig (pediatric cardiology)

Patch Adams (pediatrics)

Charles and William Mayo (opened the famous non-profit Mayo Clinic in MN)

Jonas Salk (polio vaccine)

Benjamin Spock (famous pediatrician and author)

Elliot Joslin (first doctor to specialize in diabetes)

Don Francis (was working on ebola virus in africa and major identifier of HIV- And the band played on)

Robert Gallo (famous in learning about leukemia, lymphoma, and HIV- And the band played on)

Below are Nobel Peace Prize winners in the field of medicine

Mason Andrews

Herman Muller

Baruch Blumberg and D. Carelton Gadjusek

Joseph E. Murray and E. Donnall Thomas

Categories: 812 HW, 815 HW, 8E1 HW, 8E2 HW

Extra Credit Opportunity

October 27, 2011 Leave a comment

More additions for word wall:  This will be for a plus, which will take a zero off of your record (or future record)

7th grade

igneous rock

intrusive rock

extrusive rock

coarse texture

fine texture

glassy texture

law of original horizontallity

law of superposition

sedimentary rock

metamorphic rock

foliated rock

non-foliated rock

8th grade

genetics

allele

genotype

phenotype

dominant

recessive

DNA

 

Categories: 7e1 HW, 812 HW, 815 HW, 8E1 HW, 8E2 HW

Extra Credit Opportunity

October 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Hello Everyone,

This is a chance to earn points for any upcoming exam.  For those of you who have done word wall assignments (for social studies or ELA), I am looking for some additions for the word wall.  On the outside of the paper (computer paper please) write the word and on the inside a definition AND illustration to go with it.  It can be drawn or a printed picture.

Here are the words (look for your grade!)

7th Grade

Mineral

streak

hardness

luster

ductility

malleability

8th grade

Eukaryotic Cell

Mitosis

Chromosome

Parts of Chromosome

Interphase

Prophase

Metaphase

Anaphase

Telophase

Centriole

Spindle Fiber

HAPPY HUNTING!!