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Biology Semester Two Exam Essay Questions!!!!

        The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Nevada Academic Content Standards Science (NACSS) are being introduced and implemented this year in Biology and subsequently in other Science disciplines and subjects. These new ways of learning and instruction include less memorization, less teacher lecturing, less reading textbooks and answering questions, lessening the use of worksheets, and less oversimplification of activities for students who are perceived to be less able to do science and engineering-the assumption is that all students can learn and do Science. For learners it means deeper learning of Science, learning from a myriad of sources, in depth writing about Science, using mathematics as a tool, modeling, projects, and the use of argumentation.

Show your Biology learning by cogent writing about your learning and experiences in Science.  

 Click the link below to view the “Biology Semester II Exam Essay Questions!!!!”  Best of luck!  May your wisdom show and grow!!!

Semester II Exam Essays 2015-2016!!!

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“Life On Earth” Video Series By Naturalist David Attenborough!!!!!

“Life On Earth” Video Series By Naturalist David Attenborough!!!!

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David Attenborough Pict

 

This video series is comprised of thirteen (13) videos covering the almost complete span of life’s diversity on planet Earth, both extinct and extant.

Click on the link below to visit the site to view the videos.  Enjoy learning about life!!!

http://www.infocobuild.com/books-and-films/nature/life-on-earth.html

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Self-Regulated Learning – The Ultimate Goal That Great Schools Have For Students……

The term self-regulated (process of taking control of and evaluating one’s own learning and behavior) can be used to describe learning that is guided by metacognition (thinking about one’s thinking), strategic action (planning, monitoring, and evaluating personal progress against a standard), and motivation to learn (Butler & Winne, 1995; Winne & Perry, 2000; Perry, Phillips, & Hutchinson, 2006; Zimmerman, 1990; Boekaerts & Corno, 2005).

“Self-regulated learning (SRL) as the three words imply, emphasizes autonomy and control by the individual who monitors, directs, and regulates actions toward goals of information acquisition, expanding expertise, and self-improvement” (Paris and Paris 2001). In particular, self-regulated learners are cognizant of their academic strengths and weaknesses, and they have a repertoire of strategies they appropriately apply to tackle the day-to-day challenges of academic tasks. These learners hold incremental beliefs about intelligence (as opposed to entity, or fixed views of intelligence) and attribute their successes or failures to factors (e.g., effort expended on a task, effective use of strategies) within their control (Dweck & Leggett, 1988; Dweck, 2002).

Finally, students who are self-regulated learners believe that opportunities to take on challenging tasks, practice their learning, develop a deep understanding of subject matter, and exert effort will give rise to academic success (Perry et al., 2006). In part, these characteristics may help to explain why self-regulated learners usually exhibit a high sense of self-efficacy (Pintrich & Schunk, 2002). In the educational psychology literature, researchers have linked these characteristics to success in and beyond school (Corno, et al., 2002; Pintrich, 2000; Winne & Perry, 2000).

Self regulated learners are successful because they control their learning environment. They exert this control by directing and regulating their own actions toward their learning goals. Self regulated learning should be used in three different phases of learning. The first phase is during the initial learning, the second phase is when troubleshooting a problem encountered during learning and the third phase is when they are trying to teach others (Palincsar & Brown, 1984).

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Eagle Cam Live-Link To Davenport, Iowa (Mississippi River)! Watch The Young Eaglet Ready To Fledge!!!

Eagle Cam Live-Link To Davenport, Iowa (Mississippi River)! Watch The Young Eaglet Ready To Fledge!!!

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Eagle Cam Link 

http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_davenport/en/info_page/eaglecam.asp

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SWCTA Student Satisfaction Survey – Due March 27, 2017! Thanks!!!!

Please choose ONE class to complete this three question survey tied to the NEPF Professional Responsibilities Standard 5. Failure to do so will result in a lack of data to support a ranking in this standard.

You may choose any class you like.

SWCTA Student Satisfaction Survey

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REMEMBER: “Chemistry IH Quarter 3 Exam” Available Tuesday, March 06, 2017 (Midnight) And Due Midnight March 24, 2017!!!

CHEMISTRY IH QUARTER 3 EXAM – CONTENT KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT OF THE SECOND SEMESTER- THIRD MARKING PERIOD!  This assessment is for all Chemistry students.  Prepare.   Use your INB to reflect on your study and learning.   Get it done well and you can feel good about your self and your PBL team!!!  Knowledge you gain from Biology learning , may directly translate into better PBL products and success.   It may help you down the road on the important ACT Exam!  ‘The more you know, the more you can do!!!  REMEMBER:  SEMESTER EXAMS (QUARTER EXAMS) ARE WORTH 20% OF YOUR GRADE!!!!

Be prepared and go for the highest score possible on your Chemistry IH Quarter 3 Exam.  That is the way to an “A.”  Good learning to you!!!

IMPORTANT:  Username and Password are needed to access Quia and thus are needed to take yourQUIAQuest.  So if needed, students should come to  Lab C-107 asap to access or to re-access the Username and Password.  Again, as with the QUIAQuests, this exam will expire midnight, Friday, March 24, 2017!!!   So, don’t forget to get what you need for success!!!  Get the QUIAQuest done on time-remember there are 168 hours in a week and you have a one week+ to do the QUIAQuest “Chemistry IH Quarter 3 Exam!!!”  Get on it!!!

QUIAQuest “Chemistry IH Quarter 3 Exam!!!”
http://www.quia.com/quiz/6289912.html
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REMEMBER: “Biology I/IH Quarter 3 Exam” Available Tuesday, March 06, 2017 (Midnight) And Due Midnight March 24, 2017!!!

BIOLOGY I/IH QUARTER 3 EXAM – CONTENT KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT OF THE SECOND SEMESTER- THIRD MARKING PERIOD!  This assessment is for all Biology students.  Prepare.   Use your INB to reflect on your study and learning.   Get it done well and you can feel good about your self and your PBL team!!!  Knowledge you gain from Biology learning , may directly translate into better PBL products and success.   It may help you down the road on the important ACT Exam!  ‘The more you know, the more you can do!!!  REMEMBER:  SEMESTER EXAMS (QUARTER EXAMS) ARE WORTH 20% OF YOUR GRADE!!!!

Be prepared and go for the highest score possible on your Biology I/IH Quarter 3 Exam.  That is the way to an “A.”  Good learning to you!!!

IMPORTANT:  Username and Password are needed to access Quia and thus are needed to take yourQUIAQuest.  So if needed, students should come to  Lab C-107 asap to access or to re-access the Username and Password.  Again, as with the QUIAQuests, this exam will expire midnight, Friday, March 24, 2017!!!   So, don’t forget to get what you need for success!!!  Get the QUIAQuest done on time-remember there are 168 hours in a week and you have a one week+ to do the QUIAQuest “Biology I/IH Quarter 3 Exam!!!”  Get on it!!!

QUIAQuest “Biology I/H Quarter 3 Exam!!!”
http://www.quia.com/quiz/6285884.html
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Argumentation-Evolution Project KickOff Letter 2017-03-01!!!

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To:         Scientific Argumentation- The Focus Is Evolution In The 21st Century

From:    CEO

Date:      2017-03-01

There are lots of arguments. Often it seems today that everything is (or turns into) an argument. A baseball player and umpire argue about a called strike. A consumer argues with a customer service- representative of a large retail store about the merchandise return policy. Two attorneys argue in court before a jury about the innocence of the accused. Presidential candidates argue over, or so it seems, any and all things political. Congress fights! Yes it sure seems that as humans we have a real penchant for arguing. We argue a great deal. Does it ever get us anywhere? In Science there is argumentation, but it is different!

However we contemplate the images above, all seem to image up some sort of fight. Someone is yelling and finger-pointing at another. There may be somebody crying. Someone may be pounding his fist on the reception desk. The politician may seem to be advancing some idea or plan that seems to leave the audience dumbfounded and scratching their heads wondering if they witnessed a lie or mistruth.

None of the above could ever seem very uplifting or productive. The end of such would never seemingly produce anything but a loser, another loser, only maybe a winner, but certainly hard feelings and anger. The discourse imagined above, would never lead to uplifting feelings, new thinking, learning, understanding, settlements, common discourse, future planning, breakthroughs, and ideas of collaboration going forward. However, this is just what argumentation in Science intends to yield. Argumentation in Science is essential for to understanding Science and moving Science forward. Human endeavors are uplifted by scientific argumentation. Scientific argumentation does get us somewhere. It is integral to science and learning. It is a tool you could use in life. Learn it. Practice it. Do it.

Your team challenge first, here is to learn about the means and methods used in scientific argumentation. Your challenge is to learn about all aspects of scientific argumentation including claims, warrants, evidence, and rebuttal. Your written and presented argumentation described herein must include all the above aspects of scientific argumentation. Your second team challenge is to take any and all scientific argumentation approaches and in a 21st century way, apply your skills, knowledge, and expertise to the American societal dilemma concerning evolution. Your team must add uplifting discourse, understanding, and learning by presenting a cogent argument concerning evolution on Earth and draw at least one discreet rebuttal to other scientifically argued ideas. Evolution is the focus.

Evolution argumentation teams must meet the following product development, time, and date requirements:

PBL Project Kickoff Date                    Thursday/Friday            March 02, 03, 2017

Team Contract Submission                 Thursday/Friday            March 09, 10, 2017

Team POL Preview                                   Thursday/Friday            March 16, 17, 2017

Team POL Presentation                    Thursday/Friday           March 20, 21, 2017

Team PBL Post-Assessment                   Monday/Tuesday          March 23, 14, 2017

Each team presenting evolution argumentation is wished the best in this endeavor. Good luck. Go get them!

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Most Recent “Evolution In Schools” Case Saw Federal Court Rule Against Teaching Intelligent Design In Public Schools.

Judge John E Jones III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_E._Jones_III

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/21/education/21evolution.html?pagewanted=all

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/dover/kitzmiller_v_dover_decision.html

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html

 

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Clarence Darrow-Renowned Attorney-At-Law.

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Clarence Darrow – Renowned As One Of The Greatest American Lawyers!

 

 

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Clarence Darrow-Attorney-At-Law

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Darrow

http://www.abajournal.com/gallery/top25movies/101

http://www.mastersdegree.net/blog/2010/12-great-lawyers-every-law-student-should-study/

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0418.html