This Week in Biology
January 29th - February 2nd

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Day: Topic: In Class: Overview: Homework:
Mon.

-Welcome to Biology
-Characteristics of living things

-Syllabus
-Textbooks
-Sewer Lice
What makes something living or nonliving? We will try to identify the properties that make something alive  
Tues. -Characteristics of living things

-Safety contract

-Lab: Distinguishing between living and non living things

-All Living Things

- Discussion on living things

-Notes: Properties of living things

What makes something living or nonliving? We will try to identify the properties that make something alive -Read pgs. 27-31
Wed. -The Scientific Method

-Notes on the Scientific method

-Lab: Making observations and writing procedures

The scientific method is the "tool" that scientists use to find the answers to questions. It is the process of thinking through the possible solutions to a problem and testing each possibility to find the best solution. The scientific method involves the following steps: doing research, identifying the problem, stating a hypothesis, conducting project experimentation, and reaching a conclusion.
-Read pgs.
7-10. Do questions 1-5 on pg. 13
Thurs. -The Scientific Method

-Lab: Penny lab

-Scientific Method readings

   
Fri. -The Scientific Method -Quiz: Characteristics of Living things   -Penny labs due by end of class