Missing you all!!  
Please continue to use this page to access class materials. I will be sending you information via email and will add support materials in weekly folders on this page. Grades are updated through the point when school let out and retake grades will be added weekly. Please stay tuned for weekly emails that will be sent out Monday nights or Tuesday mornings.Office hours will be on Wednesdays from 12-1:30. Stay safe, don't stress and enjoy time with your families. 

Below is a calendar with what we have covered so far this year and what we still need to cover:

Covered

Month

Unit

Skills

SOL Standard

Aug & Sept.

Science Skills*

Designing and completing experiments, data collection, evaluating data/identifying errors, creating models, classifying, learning how to use scientific instruments

LS.1

Sept/Oct

Life Processes

Identifying life processes (things that organisms do to stay alive) including excretion, reproduction, nutrition (i.e. eating or photosynthesizing), movement, response to stimulus, growth, repair, development, and respiration

LS.3

Oct/Nov/Dec

Cell Structure and Function

Different types of cells (i.e. Prokaryotes (bacterial cells) and Eukaryotes (plant, animal, and fungus). Organelles and their function (for example mitochondria is the powerhouse). Learning how to use microscopes. Levels of organization (i.e. cells make up tissues, tissues make up organs etc.)

LS.2 & LS.3

Jan

Cell Processes

Photosynthesis & Cellular respiration

Passive and Active Transport to include diffusion, osmosis, endo and exocytosis

LS.5

Feb/March

DNA and Reproduction

DNA structure & the History of discovering DNA

Cell Reproduction - Mitosis and Meiosis

LS.2

Not Completed

Month

Unit

Skills

SOL Standard

March

Genetics & Heredity

Covered before school closure: Genotypes, Phenotypes, Dominate and Ressie traits, Punnett Squares, Biotechnology to include selective breeding, genetically modified organisms, and gene therapy

LS.12

 

 

LS.12

March/April

Classification

Placing organisms into scientific groupings (i.e. domains, kingdoms, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species) Binomial nomenclature (two-part scientific names i.e. Homo sapiens)

LS.4

April

Evolution

Genetic variation, mutations, adaptation, diversity, extinction

LS.13

April/May

Ecology

Types of ecosystems, parts of ecosystems, food webs/pyramids, nutrient cycling (carbon, nitrogen, water), relationships between organisms (predator/prey, completion, co-operation, and symbiosis)

LS.6, LS.7, LS.8 & LS.9,

May/June

Ecosystem Dynamics and Human Impact on the Environment

Biomes, population/system disturbances (eutrophication, succession) climate change, human impacts on the environment

LS.7, LS.10 & LS. 11

Initial value