Science 8 reminders

Your exam is Friday (good luck! you’ve been preparing a long time for this! 68 questions, roughly 20 questions per chapter), 130 – 3pm in the cafeteria.

Lab 5.2 Curved Mirrors: your lab write-up was originally due Jan 22nd and was postponed to Monday February 1st. Please remember to bring it! Block rotation, so it goes 1.3 1.4 lunch, then 1.1 and 1.2.

Chapter 5 test; Wednesday February 3rd. We’ve been finished chapter 5 for a while and it was better to leave it until after your big exam. We’ll review on Monday for a bit and remind you Wednesday is the big day.

Midyear Exam Dates and REMINDERS, all grades

Science 8: Friday January 29th 130-3 pm Cafeteria (no bags or pencil cases, just your Go-card, pencils, good eraser, and calculator and STUDY SHEET!!)

Science 10: Wed Jan 27th Cafeteria 1-3 pm (calculator, not programmable, Go-card, pencils, eraser – the exam will cover chapters 4-7 only).

Biology 12: Tues Jan 26th – check your schedule:

Martin’s Bi12’s are in Room 305

Sommerfeld Block 2.2 is in Room 318

Sommerfeld Block 2.4 is in Room 307

please be there a few minutes early to set up

1-230 pm (skip the SKID ROW CEO presentation).

SUPERNOTES for the Midyear AND Digestion Handout master booklet, fill in your blanks for keywords

supernotres These are body system notes, including everything covered from Jan – June Digestion to Reproduction, courtesy of Kyle Kirkwood at Southhill.

Notes – Digestion – Teacher Courtesy of Mr Raycroft, I believe, Biology Guru. Thank you.

o_DIGESTIVE SYSTEM Courtesy Public School District SD 23

supernotes bi12 not sure who to give credit to, email if you want This is the whole year, summarized according to your course outlines. When you need a deeper understanding and/or more details, consult your notes and textbook.

AT THIS MOMENT (*could change) your midyear exams look like this:

Science 8, Friday (no time or location yet, stay tuned) January 29th

Science 10, Wed Jan 27th, 1-3 pm in the cafeteria (reminder to bring Go-Cards and a calculator)

Biology 12, Tues Jan 26th, 1-230 pm (rooms 313, 318, and 320)

As time and schedules permit, we’ll be reviewing how to prepare for large exams.


Science 8 – you should be making flashcards or webs to prepare for your Midyear Exam, the week of January 25th. The exam will cover chapters 1, 2, 3, and only 4.1 of chapter 4.

Chapter 5.2 is due Thurs Jan 14th (CP Day, early dismissal).

Science 10: Block 1.3 Workbook 8.2 is due Thurs Jan 14th


Due: Thurs Jan 21st, 500 word min (2 pages, but use word count, 500 words)

Including photos pulled and cited from the internet, choose one of the 27 diseases mentioned on page 10 and 11 of your Digestion booklets. Please take a moment to think of someone in your life who might suffer or know of someone who suffers from the disease you chose – make a personal connection, include it in your conclusion.

Introduction: what disease did you pick, and a brief synopsis of what you’ve found. Min three sentences here.

The body of your research essay should include but not be limited to the following (there’s an appositive in there):

what the disease is

what causes the disease

where is the disease most prevalent (does race or gender play a part?)

common symptoms

preventions and cures or research moving towards a cure (what is the medical establishment doing about it)

a link with digestion (what does your disease have to do with our current unit on digestion – need specificity and brevity here)

In the conclusion, summarize your findings and include why you chose this specific disease, your personal connection.



Due Dates

Science 8 – Workbook 5.1 and Chapter 4 Review (with the Prepare Your Own Summary) due Wed Jan 6

Chapter 4 TEST – Wed January 6th

Biology 12 Reminder – no flash/USB drives allowed, email your Vitamin Presentation to yourself and Mr Sommerfeld ( and make sure it downloads