You have been working so hard this unit and I want to acknowledge that! Thanks for all the work you do for my class.
To relieve a little stress, I am moving the test to Friday. Take a load off tonight, get some sleep, and come rested and ready to learn and review more tomorrow.
Check your magnet email for more information.
Thanks for your hard work this unit! Together we played with bubbles, designed a membrane lab, learned to work a microscope, and broke a lot of toothpicks!
Tonight, your homework is to A) review the formulas for cell respiration and photosynthesis and B) learn in detail the structure of the mitochondria and chloroplast. This will help profusely with tomorrow's lesson.
Thanks for being so focused today during review and asking great questions!
Remember tomorrow is your test. Also, make sure to re-read the afterword from Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. (ran out of time in 3rd block and didn't get to remind you.)
I have posted the answers to the study guides.
I hope you are enjoying the snow days!
I have updated the course calendar, both on the google calendar and on the course page. The GMO lab report I have moved to Monday so we can discuss and ask final questions on Friday. You will also receive back your ELISA lab report on Friday so you can see what you missed and improve for next time.
That does mean, however, that the report is now due the same day as the pre-lab. So plan accordingly. The procedure for the rainforest lab is long (it is a 5 day lab) and the pre-lab is also long. I have posted both so you can get ahead on that.
Also, use these snow days to think about what you want to do for your independent research project. Spend at least 30 minutes poking around primary sources to see what you're interested in. Not sure where to start? Try Science or Nature or GENETICS.
I think that's it! Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing yall on Friday!
Happy snow day(s)! I hope you are staying warm and enjoying the snow.
On your days off, please watch these two videos and review the powerpoint posted to the chemistry page. Take notes and come prepared to discuss next class.
The test is now moved to Monday. On Friday we will review all four macromolecules and make sure you are prepared for the test.
I hope you are enjoying this "snow" day!
Juniors, please have your pre-lab and procedures done for the GMO lab which starts tomorrow. In this lab, we will be testing a food of your choice for GMO DNA. To do this, someone in your group must bring in a sample of food to test if it is GM. Please coordinate among yourselves who is bringing in a food item. For a list of potential foods to bring in, please look HERE.
ALSO: If you are interested in SAT/ACT prep, please see the information below:
SAT Prep Classes
The deadline is fast approaching! Don't lose out on this SAT Prep program at school! Sponsored by the Academic Booster Club, the six week class begins Sunday, January 22 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. The course, taught by Wheeler teachers, includes 15 hours of classroom instruction, an official Princeton Review study manual, 11 full-length tests, and 4 diagnostic tests. Priced at $275 (almost half the cost of other classroom SAT classes locally), the winter series will finish in time for the March 11th SAT test. For more information and to register, click here. The deadline to register is Thursday, January 11.
Winter ACT classes at Wheeler
Interested in ACT classes at school? The Academic Booster Club, in partnership with Applerouth Tutoring, is offering Monday afternoon classes beginning February 12 to help students prepare for the ACT test. The class includes 18 hours of class instruction plus two full-length practice tests for $375. The deadline to register is January 19. For more information and to register, please click here.
Mock SAT and ACT tests at Wheeler
One of the best ways to score higher on the SAT and ACT is to take practice tests. The Academic Booster Club has two upcoming practice test dates: January 27 and February 10. Advance registration is required, so register today! Single tests only $10 with results available to students soon after. For more information, please click here.
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