Ms. Staudenmaier week 23 Feb. 17 – Feb. 21

Class name: Earth Science
Topic: Ocean Water and Ocean Life
Big Idea: What factors affect life in the ocean?
Objectives: Understand about composition and density of seawater, the diversity of ocean life and ocean productivity.
Monday – No School
Tuesday – Review
Wednesday – Ch 14 Exam
Thursday – 15.1/worksheet/crossword
Friday – 15.2/worksheet

Class: 7th Grade Science
Topic: DNA/Genetics/inheritance/meiosis/mitosis
Big Idea: DNA codes for proteins, contains genes and is responsible for inheritance.
Objectives: To understand how traits are inherited, principles of genetics and historical individuals contributions to our understanding
Monday – no school
Tuesday – science fair project
Wednesday – science fair project
Thursday – quiz/Mitosis/meiosis/genes/traits/punnet square
Friday – Mitosis/meiosis/genes/traits/punnet square

Class name: Ceramics I/Ceramics II
Topic: coffee cup/making a lidded vessel
Big Idea: How to form clay, possibilities with clay, functional vs decorative, art vs craft, safety
Objectives: Critically analyze work to determine art vs craft, intention of the artist, learn the different forming methods in ceramics, learn how to work with and characteristics of clay, understand and practice studio safety
Monday – Friday – Ceramics 1 – coffee cup/pulling a handle; Ceramics II – making a lidded vessel

Class: AP Biology
Topic: The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance/The Molecular Basis of Inheritance
Big Idea: Heritable information provides for continuity of life
Objectives: Apply laws of inheritance, use probability laws governing Mendelian inheritance, understand how many human traits follow Mendelian patterns of inheritance, sex linked genes, linked genes, genetic disorders/DNA is the genetic material, DNA replication and repair, chromosome structure, genetic engineering.
Monday – no school
Tuesday – Ch 13 discussion
Wednesday – Ch 13 discussion
Thursday – Ch 13 Exam/concept checks and review due
Friday – Lab