Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to All!!!!!!  Be Blessed this Holiday season and new year.  Mr. Orth

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Biology and Earth Science

Good Luck on your Finals and Happy holidays to you!!

Don't forget to turn in your notebook at he end of the testing period.

See you Next year!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Earth Science

FINAL Project parameters:

be prepared!  Do your preliminary internet research!!

Find at least 3 valid sources for information regarding the life cycles of different types of stars.

Earth Science
Fall 2011
Life Cycle of a Star Final Project

The final for Earth Science is a group project to research and create a poster illustrating the life cycle of a star. You will have the weekend to begin research, design, and gathering of materials you’d like to use. The final class block will be spent finishing up research, assembling poster and presenting it.

The result of this project will include the poster, note cards (one set per group for presentation), a citation sheet (done to Gold Sheet specifications) with a list of sources used, individual evaluations, and a 3-5 minute oral presentation done by the group.

You will be placed into groups of 3 or 4 people to complete the project. One person will be the project manager with one or two researchers and a graphic designer. The division of labor is as follows:

Project Manager – makes sure the project comes together and that mini deadlines are met. Helps researchers and graphic designer when needed and contacts teacher with concerns and questions. Helps gather materials.

Researcher – uses Internet and other materials to gather information to use in poster and presentation. Works with group members to fact check poster and note cards. Writes up citations.

Graphic Designer – designs and constructs poster with help from group members.

DEADLINES: Posters, notecards, and citation sheets will be due at the end of the first 60 minutes of the final period.

Citation sheet – Following the Golden page format, cite at least 3 sources, other than your text, and give a sentence about how it was used or useful to you.

Presentations will begin in the final hour of the final period. Group evaluations will be due at the end of class on the day of your final. There is to be one group evaluation from each member of your group.


Biology HW


Final schedule:
2nd period:  Wed. 12/14 at 10:38 am
4th period: Thurs. 12/15 at 10:38  am


Notebooks will be collected at end of period.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Biology 12/8/2011

HARD DEADLINE:  cell Analogies due tomorrow!! by 2:45 pm

Create a Venn diagram (circles that overlap showing shared features)  comparing and contrasting Bacteria, Plant and Animal cells.

Earth Science 12/7/2011

This day is important for it marks the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl harbor in Haiwaii and thus the entering of the United States  into World War II against the Axis powers ( Germany Spain, Japan and Italy.)

Read and take notes for pg813- 827 on Stars, ch 30.2 + 30.3

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Biology HW 12/6/2011

1)  read and notes ch 9, pg 244-257.

2) finish Cell comparrison minilab.

3) Cell Analogies due Friday, Dec. 9th by 2:45 pm

Biology Amnesty readings

skills handbook p1105-1113; ch 6.1 + 6.2; ch 6.3 + 6.4; 12.1 + 12.2; 13.2 + 13.3;  xxxvi-xL; 7.1 + 7.3; ch 7.2 these were due by 12/2/2011

Monday, December 5, 2011