Get Ahead Biology

June 20, 2019

Mrs. O’Brien

Welcome to

Get Ahead Biology

Mrs. O’Brien - Room i221

June 20, 2019

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On a piece of paper

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Make a copy of the handout below for each student that goes with this presentation.


Welcome and Introduction (on lined paper)

  • Calculate the conversion rate of time in summer school versus time in regular school. One day is a little less than one week of regular school.
  • Work hard everyday.
  • DSRP - How to THINK about ideas
  • Pick up textbooks


  • Title a paper “Learning is Best When . . .”
  • Silently complete the sentence 5 times

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Give students 5-7 minutes.

You want this to be a gut reaction and it is fine if students do not finish because they can use ideas they hear from other students at their table


  • Take turns reading one completed sentence.
  • Check off similarities you hear.
  • Only read new ideas.
  • Make a poster with your group's top 5 ideas.

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Most groups are finishing here


  • Title & Names
  • Use color
  • Top 5 sentence completers for your group
  • Share poster with class
  • Every group member participates

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Provide butcher paper sheets

Provide markers

Have music online

During a presentation


  • State your name
  • Speak Slowly and clearly
  • Every member speaks


  • Sit up
  • Lean Forward
  • Act Interested
  • Nod when appropriate
  • Track the speaker


  • Choose the top 5 ideas from all the ideas you heard.

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Play - Crocodile Rock - Elton John - simple happy song

Have students count up the number of checks for each response and record the number.

Circulate the class

Share out highest scorers - Remember to combine scores for the same ideas on different posters.

Decide as a class which 5 to select

Put on powerpoint slide for each class

Make posters from Kinkos

2019 Get Ahead Biology

Learning is best when . . . (1st page of notebook, but not page 1)

  • you ask questions.
  • you stay on task.
  • you manage your time.
  • you stay organized.
  • everyone does their fair share.

Verify with students and students record on the first page of their spiral notebook

Why is it that way?

Spend two minutes at each image an complete the graphic organizer with your team at the station At each station:

Quadrant 1 - Record one or two words that describe the object.

Quadrant 2 - Write specific characteristics of the object in the photo.

Quadrant 3 - Write a question about the object in the photo.

Quadrant 4 - Write an inference about the image.

Many student confusing observation and inference - Show video to clarify and add on the idea of how important perspective is and how it takes many people to understand the complex problems of today, not just one person’s point of view

How Science Works (pg. 1 of notebook)

After watching the video, explain the difference between observation and inference.

Explain why perspective is important in understanding an idea.

Units -Record on page 2 of Notebook

Unit 0: Launch Into Biology!

Unit 1: Ecology- Interdependent Relationships

Unit 2: Cycles of Energy & Matter

Unit 3: Ecology- Human Impact on the Biosphere

Unit 4: Biological Systems

Unit 5: Genetics & Development

Unit 6: Evolution

Answer on lined paper

How does the process of science help people to understand the world around you?

Experimental Design - On lined paper

List important terms for experimental design

Research Question: How do contaminants affect respiration?

Contaminants - silver nitrate, silver nanoparticles and your choice ________.

Page 222 - Equation for cellular respiration

Use yeast as a model for humans because they respire like we do.

6O2 + C6H1206 ---> 6CO2 + 6 H2O + Energy

Oxygen + glucose ---> carbon dioxide + water + energy

On back of How Science Works paper (handout)

Draw and label your experiment:

How do various contaminants affect the cellular respiration of yeast?


Scientific Method - Controls and Variables HANDOUT

Please use complete sentences.

You may write your answers on a separate sheet of paper if you have messy writing, would like to or would like to type.

You may write directly on the paper if your writing is neat.

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