January 31, 2007
Science teachers sent home a check sheet and payment envelope with students. The check sheet indicates what each student is missing. At this time, the second payment of $90.00 is due, but should be turned in by February 14th at the absolute latest. Also, there will be a Jekyll Island parent meeting on Monday, February 5th @ 6:30. At this meeting parents will receive a packing list, itinerary, and emergency contact information, as well as the opportunity to ask questions or turn in any last minute payments or papers. Chaperones will have a brief, but mandatory meeting following the general parent meeting.
Posted by Larkin at 03:34 PM
January 17, 2007
Our students are getting an authentic look at how genetic scientists are using new technologies to create treatments (and hopefully someday even cures) for diseases such as diabetes, hemophilia, and sickle cell anemia to name a few.
Posted by Larkin at 09:19 PM
Seventh grade Life Science students have been busy studying body systems and anatomy. This podcast shows students highly engaged in learning.
Posted by Larkin at 09:17 PM
The Jekyll Island trip will be cancelled if payments are not received by February. Only a third of students made the first payment of $100 in October, but now it is time for the final balance of $90 to be paid. We cannot continue to hold bus and hotel reservations without any funding. We are at risk of losing our reservations at the Jekyll Island 4-H Center, reservations that had to be made two years in advance due to the popularity of their wonderful program. Please do not allow your student to miss out on this educational opportunity!
Posted by Larkin at 05:23 AM
If you did not finish in class, complete Workbook 5-1 for homework.
Posted by Larkin at 05:01 AM
January 09, 2007
For those who are faint of heart, (or die-hards that just can't get enough), here is an excellent site for virtual dissections.
Posted by Larkin at 10:47 PM
Homework - Finish questions 1-5 and 1-3 in your student packet. If you have trouble with the questions, download the Pig Dissection Guide from my previous blog post.
Posted by Larkin at 12:26 AM
January 08, 2007
Click below to download the dissection guides you used in class. The dissection guide contains very helpful information, such as the location and function of different organs and should be used to complete the daily questions. This is an extremely large file and may take several minutes to download, please be patient!
Posted by Larkin at 11:44 PM
Students will be exploring the human body by participating in a pig dissection thist week. As you may already know, the organ systems of pigs are most similar to that of humans and are becoming a major resource for organ transplants. The dissection will take place Monday-Thursday, with a lab test scheduled for Friday. Each day, students will follow an instruction and question packet to guide them through the dissections. Each night, students should review the packet, as its content will make up the majority of the test.
* I will hold after-school study sessions on Wednesday and Thursday so that students can ask questions and further examine their pigs before the test on Friday. I will remain at school until 5:30 to help students, but please consider sending a snack or money for the snack machines. *
Posted by Larkin at 11:08 PM