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Mrs. Kristin Sanders

Welcome to the Science Scholary Blog! My name is Mrs. Kristin Sanders. I have been teaching Science now for 12 years instructing grades ranging from 4th-9th grade Biology. I currently hold a B.S in Biology and M.Ed in Administration. 3rd year at Pin Oak. I am excited about the school year and what it holds for my Science Scholars as we will be indulged in critical thinking and and real world application on a weekly basis. 

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  • Week 3 Virtual Learning

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 4/13/2020

     

    Week 3

     

    Our lesson this week is on Catastrophic Events/Natural Disasters/Extreme Weather.

    Basically, we will be looking at events that change the ecosystem, which will prepare us for the next lesson on ecological succession.

    All of your resources are available in your Google Classroom. We will be utlilizing Science Flix, Brainpop.com, and National Geographic.

    There are several hyperlinks that will guide you to videos. The one video that always fascinates me the most is the videos about the Natural Disasters on the additional resource slide. (the last one)

    The power of water is unfathomable!

    Your graded assignment will be your choice of one out of four activities available in Science Flix, Extreme Weather, Science Labs.

     

    Have a great learning week!! 

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  • Scholars will.....

    M and Th.

    Complete content lesson on Plant and animal adaptations in preparation for our unit test on 3-2/3-3.

     

    Tuesday, and Wed.

    Scholars will.....

    Have 40 minute classes after our Mock STAAR tests. Students will review physical and chemical changes through a variety of hands-on activities.

     

    Friday, 2-27: We will review for the unit test on Natural Selection and Adaptations to be given on 3-2/3-3. 

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  • Tutorials: Tues. and Wed. 7:50-8:25 AM by appointment via email 24 hours prior to the tutorial session. Scholars must have a morning pass from me. 

    I will not have tutorials on the weeks that I have Scheduled Morning Duty. 

    Morning Duty Weeks:

    Week of: 9/30, 12/2, 2/10, and 4/13

     

     

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  • Scholars will need Interactive notebooks, glue, markers and or/colored pencils, scissors, access to technology, and pen/pencil to complete this weeks task and throughout the school year. 

    It is important that Scholars are prepared for class EVERYDAY. I would like to create and maintain a classroom culture of student responsibility and accountablility to ensure student success in this class. 

     

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  • Week 3 Virtual Learning

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 4/13/2020

    Our lesson this week is on Catastrophic Events/Natural Disasters/Extreme Weather.

    Basically, we will be looking at events that change the ecosystem, which will prepare us for the next lesson on ecological succession. All of your resources are available in your Google Classroom.

    We will be utlilizing Science Flix, Brainpop.com, and National Geographic. There are several hyperlinks that will guide you to videos.

    The videos that always fascinates me the most is the video about the Natural Disasters on the additional resource slide (the last one). T

    The power of water is unfathomable!

    Your graded assignment will be your choice of one out of four activities available in Science Flix, Extreme Weather, Science Labs.

     

    Have a great Virtual Week! 

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  • Week Feb. 17-21 All classes

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 2/17/2020

    This week: Tutorials T/W 7:50-8:30

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    Scholars will...

    1. Have 50 minutes to complete their Natural Selection Projects (graded 40%)

    2. Charles Darwin Natural Selection Activity (partners) 

    HW: Read and All questions in TEXTBOOK  pages 372-382 (these were assigned 2 weeks ago) will be graded (10%)

    DUE: 2/21/2020 FRIDAY

     

    W/TH: 

    Scholars will.....

    Participate in Natural Selection activities that will demonstrate the concept of Charles Darwin and Natural Selection and Adaptations and create a graph using T.A.I.L.S of their results

     

    Friday: 

    Scholars will... 

    Practice writing in Science. Students will be given a prompt to provide a response.

     

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  • Week Feb. 3-7 (PreAp and Grade Level)

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 1/31/2020

    PREAP

     

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  • Week Jan 27

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 1/24/2020
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  • Week Jan. 21-24

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 1/20/2020
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  • PreAP and Onlevel

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 1/3/2020

    WELCOME BACK!!! COME PREPARED TO WORK AND LEARN

    This weeks agenda:

    Monday/Tues:

    All about the RAT ANATOMY! Cut, cut, snip, snip! Locating organs of the the Rat as we come to the closing of the Human body System unit.

    HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK:

    SW READ and answer ALL questions on pages #522-#529 in their iScience book, due next Monday/Tuesday.

    WED/THURS.

    SCHOLARS WILL BE INTRODUCED TO GENETICS BY CREATING ACADEMIC VOCABULARY CHARTS AND OBSERVING TRAITS ACTIVITY THAT WILL INCLUDE GRAPHING (USING GRAPHING STRATEGY T.A.I.L.S)

    FRI: 

    SCHOLARS WILL CONTINUE NOTES ON GENETICS AND PARTICIPATE IN GENETICS ACTIVITIES.

     

     

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  • Week 16 Finals Week All Science Classes

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 12/15/2019
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  • Week 14

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 11/29/2019

    Nitrile Gloves?

     

    Parents, Please consider donating gloves! We will be doing a rat dissection at the end of this unit! Your generosity is much appreciated!

     

    We are using nitrile (non-latex) disposable gloves for our rat dissection lab. If you are able, please consider donating a box of gloves. They are in the Health section of the grocery store. Thank you in advance for helping support our Science experience.

    Medium/Large/One size fits all

     

     

    Week 14 PreAp

     

    Grade Level Week 14

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  • Week 10

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 10/27/2019

    Week 10 Pre AP

    Additional Homework:

    Pre AP and Grade Level Watch the Respiratory System Video on Google classroom (username and password included on google classroom) 

     

    Week 10 Grade Level

    Additional Homework:

    Pre AP and Grade Level Watch the Respiratory System Video on Google classroom (username and password included on google classroom) 

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  • Week 9

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 10/20/2019
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  • Week 7 On Level

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 10/6/2019

    M/T: Scholars will....

    •  Complete Cell Theory Foldables
    • Use POMS to identify organelle functions using a Scavenger Hunt
    • Identify function of Cell Organelles
    •  Begin Cell Diagram Book on Prokaryote and Eukaryote Cells

    HW: (Read and answer ALL) Complete Textbook pages #404-#414 Due on 10/14-10/15 (grade)

     

    Wed: HOLIDAY

    TH/F: Scholars will.....

    • Complete Cell Diagram Books (grade)
    •  Begin Cell Analogy Group Projects. (grade)
    • HW: (Read and answer ALL) Complete Textbook pages #404-#414 Due on 10/14-10/15

    Reminder: Resource Tools will always be on GOOGLE CLASSROOM review. 

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  • Week 7 PreAP

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 10/5/2019

    M/T: Scholars will....

    •  Complete Cell Theory Timelines/Wanted Posters
    • Use POMS to identify organelle functions using a Scavenger Hunt
    • Identify function of Cell Organelles
    •  Begin Cell Diagram Book on Prokaryote and Eukaryote Cells

    HW: (Read and answer ALL) Complete Textbook pages #404-#414 Due on 10/14-10/15 (grade)

     

    Wed: HOLIDAY

    TH/F: Scholars will.....

    • Complete Cell Diagram Books (grade)
    •  Begin Cell Analogy Group Projects. (grade)
    • HW: (Read and answer ALL) Complete Textbook pages #404-#414 Due on 10/14-10/15

    Reminder: Resource Tools will always be on GOOGLE CLASSROOM review. 

     

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  • Week 6

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 9/27/2019

    Scholars will.....

    M/T : 

    • Have Pages #22-#23  in the Science notebook will be graded. These were begun in class last week, and should be completed when you arrive to class.
    • Turn in COMPLETED Study Guides are being collected. These were also worked on in class.
    •  Take the Unit Test on Scientific Method and Atomic Structure.
    • Will review Cell Theory And Scientist
    • Will Identify and Label that Parts of the Microscope.  

    Homework: Watch Ameoba Sisters Biological Levels video and take notes in notebook on page 28 and 29 (pages will be set up in class for these notes) Due Next Class Period (BLUE 10/2 and Green 10/3)

    Video can also be found on Google Classroom. 

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtWknf1gzKo

    BLUE DAY ONLY COMPLETE HOMEOSTASIS GIZMO ON HUB--DUE WED 10/2

    W/Th: Scholars will....

    •  Observe cells through the microscope, then begin their Cell Theory mini-project.

    F: Scholars will....

    • Get Video notes checked 
    • Complete Cell Theory mini-projects will be they will be collected at the end of class.
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  • Week 5

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 9/21/2019

    M/T: Scholars will.....

    •  Take Quiz on Atom Structure, Periodic Table including Organic Compounds Elements (grade)
    •  Begin completing Unit I Exam Review (grade) 

    Wed/Th:  Scholars will....

    • Take a Common Formative Assessment (serves as a Content Check Point)
    •  Complete Unit 1 Review sheet
    •  Use Google Classroom (Quizz and Quizlet) to review for Unit Exam.
    • Review the Atomic Structure, Periodic Table including Organic Compound Quiz
    •  Begin Cell Theory 

    Friday is a Funky Blue Day:

    Scholars will....

    • Use Technology to complete a Homeostasis Gizmo activity
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  • Week 4

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 9/14/2019

    QUIZZIZ: JOIN CODE 781133

    RESOURCES TO STUDY FOR QUIZ 

     

    M/T

     

    Scholars will...

    • Complete graphing and conclusion questions from Lab activities. 
    • Review atomic structure.
    • Identify and explore the arrangement of the Periodic Table of Elements
    •  Diagram Bohr models (practice)
    •  Complete a classroom assignemnt (graded) on Bohr Models. 

     HOMEWORK: 

    LOG IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM AND USE THE RESOURCES PROVIDED ON ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND PERIODIC TABLES TO STUDY. 

    QUIZZIZ JOIN GAME CODE 781133

    W/Th

     

    Scholars will....

    • Identify valence electrons on Bohr models
    • Determine the reactivity of elements 
    • Compare and contrast elements and compounds
    • HOMEWORK: 

      LOG IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM AND USE THE RESOURCES PROVIDED ON ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND PERIODIC TABLES TO STUDY

    F: 

     

    Scholars will...

    • Take a graded quiz on Atomic Structure/Periodic Table of Elements.
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  • Week 3

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 9/6/2019

     

    M/T: Scholars will......

    •  Set academic goals to the year that will be reflected on each grading period.
    •  Review  and implement graphing  strategy and variables in Science.

    Homework: Textbook pages #8-#16 will be graded due 9/17-9/18

    W/TH: Scholars will...

    • Complete any notes if necessary
    • Work in their lab groups to design an experiment using materials provided. 

    F: Scholars will..

    Test their experimantal design challenge, and complete the lab conclusion questions. LAB GRADE 

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  • Week 2

    Posted by Kristin Sanders on 9/2/2019

    Monday: Holiday

     

    September 3/4

    Tues./Wed.

    Scholars will...

     

    • Make observations of Safety in Science and complete assignment on Safety using CER (Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning) for a classwork grade. 
    • Discuss observations vs. Inferences (notes)
    • Be introduced to Scientific Inquiry 

    HOMEWORK: DUE 9/5 GREEN -9/6 BLUE

    1. Watch Inquiry Video from week one and take notes on page 8 in notebook.
    2. Draw or Attach picture to pg. 10 in notebook and identify 10 Qualitative and Quantitative Observations (checked for completion)

     

    September 5/6

    Thurs./Fri.

    Scholars will..

    • Participate in a graded Inquiry Lab.

    HOMEWORK: Due 9/17-9/18

    READ and answer ALL questions on pages #8-#16 in your iScience textbook. 

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  • M/T: 8/26-8/27

    • Scholars will be introduced to classroom rules and 7A Cluster expectations as well as applying the practices that will make learning exciting and respected in the class setting.

    • During the first week of school, scholars will be responsible for adhering to the classroom procedures and expectations.

    Homework: Read, study, and sign Safety Contract due on Friday 8/30

    W/TH: 8/28-8/29

    • Scholars will be assed on prior knowledge by taking the Beginning of the Year Assessment.

    • Scholars will continue to practice and adhere to Classroom rules and expectations. 

    • Scholars will set up Interactive Notebook and review Lab Safety.  

    Scholars will need Interactive notebooks, glue, markers and or/colored pencils, scissors, access to technology, and pen/pencil to complete this weeks task. .

     Homework: Read, study and sign Safety Contract due on Friday 8/30

    Homework: Watch Lab Safety Video/Scienctific Inquiry on blog and takes notes in Notebook. Directions and specific instructions will be given in class.

    F: 8/30-HOMEWORK DUE TODAY 

    • Scholars will complete Lab Safety Stations 

    • Scholars will assessed on Lab Safety via the Safety Quiz (graded)

    Homework: 

    Watch Lab Safety Video/Scienctific Inquiry on blog and takes notes in Notebook. Directions and specific instructions will be given in class.

    HOMEWORK VIDEO LINKS:

    Safety Video

    Inquiry Video