Announcement
6/9/2020
Student Item Pick up Schedule
Dear Students,
The  last  Virtual Science Class will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 6/10/2020, at 8.30 AM and the email invitations have been sent. Please check your email for student item pick up schedule.
See you tomorrow!





6/5/2020
Dear Students,
Happy Friday,
Let us end the week with some fun activities
.Please check your email for the Hour of Code and link for Monday's Virtual office hour.

Have a wonderful weekend!



6/3/2020

Watch Charles Darwin and Natural Selection in Brain Pop- play movies, take quizzes, and email results to Nairrr@pwcs.edu.
The link for the Brainpop is 
Charles Darwin




6/2/2020

Wednesday's Eighth  Virtual Class
The  Eighth Virtual Science Class will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 6/2/2020, at 8.30 AM and the email invitations have been sent. Please check your email. If you haven't received the invitation, please email me at nairrr@pwcs.edu.

Wednesday's Virtual Meeting Times:
Science Period 1&2 - 8:30 - 9:15 AM
Science Period 3&4 - 9:20-10:00 AM

REVIEW TOPICS: Evolution and Genetic Variation. I am also giving you the links of the videos below which I will be showing you tomorrow.

Charles Darwin - The Theory Of Natural Selection

Bird Beak adaptation 

See you tomorrow.






6/1/2020
Important Information: NO OFFICE HOURS TODAY
Dear Students,

Today I will not be holding  office hours from 1:30 to 3 PM as I will be in school  to pack up everything in the classroom and to  complete summer checkout.

See you on Wednes
day!


Stay Safe Stay Healthy




5/28/2020

Watch the Amoeba Sisters in discovering how to use a dichotomous key to identify organisms. This video also touches on the importance of scientific names. This video has a handout here: http://www.amoebasisters.com/handouts... I have also uploaded in my Virtual Science class folder
The link for the video is:
Dichotomous key



5/26/2020

WEDNESDAY'S SCIENCE CLASS REMINDER
Hi Students - We will have our seventh virtual class  tomorrow. Each class period will meet at a different time. Please be prompt. All students were sent an email with the link to join the class
MEETING START TIMES:
Science Period 1 and 2  8:30  -9:15 AM.
Science Period 3 and 4. 9:20  -10:00 AM
Review topics We will be reviewing Classification of Living Thing I am giving you the links of the videos I will be showing you tomorrow
Brainpop Kingdoms
Taxonomy

See you tomorrow
 


5/22/2020
Happy Friday!
Dear Students,
Today we will be reviewing Genetically Modified food. Here is the link for the video.
Eye of the Nye

Enjoy the weekend!

  



5/20/2020
Today's Science class Virtual lab links
https://biggbosseason13.com/category/bigg-boss-s13/
Punnet Square Virtual Lab1

Punnet Square Virtual lab 2

Have a great day
!




5/19/2020
WEDNESDAY'S SCIENCE CLASS REMINDER
Hi Students - We will have our sixth virtual class  tomorrow. Each class period will meet at a different time. Please be prompt. All students were sent an email with the link to join the class
MEETING START TIMES:
Science Period 1 and 2  8:30  -9:15 AM.
Science Period 3 and 4. 9:20  -10:00 AM
Review topics We will be reviewing DNA and Heredity I am giving you the links of the videos I will be showing you tomorrow
"Hello Dolly” 
DNA

Rosalind Franklin vs. Watson & Crick - Science History Rap


See you tomorrow



5/18/2020
Monday's Virtual Office Hour
Dear Students and Families,
Today, I will hold Virtual Office Hours between 1:30-3:00 PM .This is a time for you to connect with me-- I will answer your questions, help you understand topics covered in previous classes, and provide you with academic support.
Monday's Virtual Meeting Times:
Science Period 1&2 - 1:30 - 2:15 PM
Science Period 3&4 - 2:20-3:00 PM



5/15/2020
Dear Students,
Happy Friday,
Let us end the week with some fun activities
.

Watch the video Phases of Mitosis and color the phases of mitosis in the sheet provided in Virtual class review material.
Instructions to Find Review Activity:
1) Click on Files and Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then click "Virtual Class Review Material" Folder. you will find the files in it.

 
Don't forget to check you email for  the link for Monday's Virtual office hour.

Have a wonderful weekend!




5/14/2020  

Dear students,
Let us revise what we have learned yesterday.I am giving you the link of London bridge is falling down song.Sing it along with your family members and let me know about  your experience. I will be waiting for your emails. Here is the link of the song.
London Bridge is falling down

The Mitosis Song

(sung to the tune of “London Bridge Is Falling Down”)

 

In mitosis cells divide, cells divide, cells divide.

In mitosis cells divide, for cell reproduction.

 

In interphase chromosomes duplicate, duplicate, duplicate.

In interphase chromosomes duplicate, in mitosis.

 

In prophase we see chromosomes, see chromosomes, see chromosomes.

In prophase we see chromosomes, in mitosis.

 

In metaphase chromosomes all line up, all line up, all line up.

In metaphase chromosomes all line up, in mitosis.

 

In anaphase chromosomes move apart, move apart, move apart.

In anaphase chromosomes move apart, in mitosis.

 

In telophase there are two nuclei, two nuclei, two nuclei.

In telophase there are two nuclei, in mitosis.

 

In cytokinesis there are two new cells, two new cells, two new cells.

In cytokinesis there are two new cells, in mitosis.

You will also find power point which I have shown you yesterday in the Virtual Science Class folder.





5/12/2020
Hi Students - We will have our Fifth virtual class  tomorrow. Each class period will meet at a different time. Please be prompt. All students were sent an email with the link to join the class
MEETING START TIMES:
Science Period 1 and 2  8:30  -9:15 AM.
Science Period 3 and 4. 9:20  -10:00 AM
Review topics We will be reviewing Unit 4: Cell Growth & Reproduction. I am giving you the links of the videos I will be showing you tomorrow.
Mitosis Cells alive 
See you tomorrow



5/11/2020
Monday's Virtual Office Hour
Dear Students and Families,
Today, I will hold Virtual Office Hours between 1:30-3:00 PM .This is a time for you to connect with me-- I will answer your questions, help you understand topics covered in previous classes, and provide you with academic support.
Monday's Virtual Meeting Times:
Science Period 1&2 - 1:30 - 2:15 PM
Science Period 3&4 - 2:20-3:00 PM

Be there on time.


 
5/8/2020
Happy Friday!
Dear Students,
Today is the day for some fun activities,Here is the link for  a video to watch.
Discovery of Photosynthesis 

Monday's Virtual Meeting Times:
Science Period 1&2 - 1:30 - 2:15 PM
Science Period 3&4 - 2:20-3:00 PM
 Have  wonderful weekend!


5/6/2020
TODAY'S VIRTUAL CLASS
Hi Students - Thank you again for another great day of virtual learning! You'll find today's notes and activities in the "Virtual Science Class" Folder, which is located in the Files & Documents section. 

Instructions to find today's notes and activities:
1) Click on the Files & Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, click on "Virtual Science Class" Folder.

Until we meet again...Remember your ABC's - Always do your best; Believe in yourself; Change the world!



5/5/2020
WEDNESDAY'S SCIENCE CLASS REMINDER
Hi Students - We will have our fourth virtual class  tomorrow. Each class period will meet at a different time. Please be prompt. All students were sent an email with the link to join the class
MEETING START TIMES:
Science Period 1 and 2  8:30  -9:15 AM.
Science Period 3 and 4. 9:20  -10:00 AM
Review topics We will be reviewing Photosynthesis. I am giving you the links of the videos I will be showing you tomorrow.
The simple story of Photosynthesis and Food 
Photosynthesis
See you tomorrow


5/4/2020
Reminder of Monday's Virtual Office Hour
Dear Students and Families,
Today, I will hold Virtual Office Hours between 1:30-3:00 PM .This is a time for you to connect with me-- I will answer your questions, help you understand topics covered in previous classes, and provide you with academic support.
Be there on time.



 
5/1/2020
Friday is the Fun day!
Dear Students and Families,
Friday is the day for some fun activities. The link for today's activity is here Membrane Channels which is about:

  • Predict when particles will move through the membrane and when they will not.
  • Identify which particle type will diffuse depending on which type of channels are present.
  • Predict the rate of diffusion based on the number and type of channels present.

I am also sending you the link of Monday's Virtual Office Hour on your emails.

Monday's Virtual Meeting Times:
Science Period 1&2 - 1:30 - 2:15 PM
Science Period 3&4 - 2:20-3:00 PM
Stay Safe and Smiling


4/30/2020
Thursday's Brain Pop Topic Review Activities #1, #2, and #3
Topic: Cells, Cell Structures, and Cell Specialization

Dear Students and Families,
Yesterday during our virtual class we reviewed Unit1: Cell Structure and Function.Today we are doing three quiz activities, these activities  are a review  quiz of  Cell Structure and Function.After you complete the graded quiz, click the “Email your results” button to send your results to me.
My email is: Nairrr@pwcs.edu.
*Your quiz results will not be graded. The results will allow me to determine your understanding of the topic.*   The activities are given in the Files and Documents folder. I am also giving you the link of the video of cell theory.
The wacky history of Cell Theory
 Instructions to Find Review Activity:
1) Click on Files and Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then click "Brain Pop Review Activity" Folder. you will find  the three activities in it.

Stay Safe and Happy!
 


4/28/2020
Wednesday's Third Virtual Class
The  Third Virtual Science Class will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 4/28/2020, at 8.30 AM and the email invitations have been sent. Please check your email. If you haven't received the invitation, please email me at nairrr@pwcs.edu.

Wednesday's Virtual Meeting Times:
Science Period 1&2 - 8:30 - 9:15 AM
Science Period 3&4 - 9:20-10:00 AM

REVIEW TOPICS: Cell Structure, Compare/Contrast Animal/ & Plant Cells, and the Cell Theory. The worksheets are given in the Files and Documents folder. I am also giving you the links of the videos below which I will be showing you tomorrow.
https://www.cellsalive.com/
Parts of cell Rap

Remember to be on time! 
I know you are excited!
See you then!


4/27/2020
Monday's Activity
Dear Students and Families,
We are completing the lesson Energy flow and Cycles of Matter with the Energy Pyramids Practice worksheet,This worksheet is in Files and Documents Folder.I am also posting the funny video of Food chain " I know an old lady who swallowed a fly"
Instructions to Find Review Activity:
1) Click on Files and Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then click "Virtual Class Review Material" Folder. you will find three files in it.

4/24/2020
MONDAY'S OFFICE HOURS

Dear Students and Families,
Monday is the day of Virtual Office Hours between 1:30 -3:00 PM on Zoom. This is the time for  the students to ask me questions, and to get the academic support.I have sent you an email about today’s virtual office hours.The new schedule of Virtual Office hours are as given below:

Monday's Virtual Meeting Times:
Science Period 1&2 - 1:30 - 2:15 PM
Science Period 3&4 - 2:20-3:00 PM




4/23/2020
Final Reminder of Missing Assignments
The third grading period is coming to a close on 4/24/2020(tomorrow). Please check your grade book and if you have not submitted any assignments (marked NHI), please submit them by Friday, April 24, to me via email.
I am also giving you the link of Nitrogen Cycle which we discussed yesterday during our virtual class.Please watch the video and complete the worksheet discussed with you. I am also giving you the link of interactive activity of Nitrogen Cycle.
Nitrogen Cycle 
Interactive activity of Nitrogen Cycle


4/21/2020
Tomorrow, during our virtual class we will be reviewing Cycles of Matter and will be studying about the three cycles - water, carbon and the nitrogen cycles. The worksheets are given in the Files and Documents folder. I am also giving you the links of the videos below which I will be showing you tomorrow.
The Carbon Cycle or The Circle of Life
Water Cycle Song
I will be sending you the link for tomorrow's virtual class. The new timings are:
                Period 1 and 2 - 8.30 AM to 9.15 AM
                Period 3 and 4 - 9.20 AM to 10.00 AM
Instructions to Find Review Activity:
1) Click on Files and Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then click "Virtual Class Review Material" Folder. you will find three files in it.

4/20/2020



MONDAY'S OFFICE HOURS 
Dear Students,

Monday is the day of Virtual Office Hour between 1:30-3:00 PM on Zoom. This is the time for you to ask me questions, and to get the academic support.

I have sent you an email about today’s virtual office hours on Friday and sent you the schedule.  Please check your email and join me on time.

Monday's Virtual Meeting Start Times:
Science Period 1 - 1:30 - 1:50 PM
Science Period 2 - 1:55 - 2:15 PM
Science Period 3 - 2:20 - 2:40 PM
Science Period 4 - 2:40 - 3:00 PM

I look forward to meeting you.today during office hours.



4/17/2020

Reminder of Missing Assignments
The third grading period is coming to a close on 4/24/2020. Please check your grade book and if you have not submitted any assignments (marked NHI), please submit them by Thursday, April 23, to me via email.

We reviewed Symbiosis on Wednesday during our virtual class. You have to complete two review worksheets given in the Files and Documents folder.
Instructions to Find Review Activity:
1) Click on Files and Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then click "Virtual Class Review Material" Folder. you will find two files in it.

We have our virtual meeting on Monday at 1.30 PM which is our office hour to ask questions and get academic support. I will be sending you a link for this meeting. The schedule is as follows.

Monday's Virtual Meeting Start Times:
Science Period 1 - 1:30 - 1:50 PM
Science Period 2 - 1:55 - 2:15 PM
Science Period 3 - 2:20 - 2:40 PM
Science Period 4 - 2:40 - 3:00 PM
Have wonderful rest of the day and an awesome weekend




4/15/2020

Dear Students,
I really enjoyed my first virtual class with you,It was nice to meet you after such a long time. I was happy to see your enthusiasm to get up early and  be ready for the class. I am very proud of you!!

I am sending you all the work which we have reviewed today.If you are missing any assignment in your grade book please send it to me not later than 4/22 for grading. If you have any questions meet me on Monday at 1:30 PM on Zoom.This time will not be used for teaching but to answer all your questions. The link for the video shown is http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/ecosystems/symbiosis.htm
Instructions to Find Review Activity:
1) Click on Files and Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then click "Virtual Class Review Material" Folder. you will find three files in it.

Stay safe and well!


4/14/2020 
Virtual Class Meeting Reminder                                                        
The Virtual Science Class will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 4/15/2020, at 8.30 AM and the email invitations have been sent. Please check your email. If you haven't received the invitation, please email me at nairrr@pwcs.edu. Remember to be on time!
I know you are excited!
See you then! 
 



4/13/2020
                                                         
DISTANCE LEARNING Information – Please read carefully            
Dear Students/Parents:
The new Distance Learning Schedule will go into effect from Tuesday, April 14th!

Virtual Science Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 8:30-10:00 AM. You will receive an email invitation to join the virtual meetings on Zoom. Please check your email for this link on Tuesdays. 

There will also be Virtual Office Hours on Mondays from 1:30-3:00 PM. This is a time where you can contact me to get academic support and/or ask questions. You will receive another email invitation to join the virtual meetings on Zoom. Please check your email for this link on Fridays.

Schedule Summary

  1.  Virtual Science Classes (meet by Zoom) Wednesdays 8:30-10:00 AM
  2.  Virtual Office Hours (meet by Zoom) Mondays 1:30-3:00 PM

I look forward to meeting with you on Wednesday, April 15!



4/3/2020
HAPPY FRIDAY'S ACTIVITY: How Nature Inspires 3M Science Virtual Field Trip

 Dear Students today we will take a virtual field trip of 3M world headquarter. Link:  
https://pwcs.discoveryeducation.com/learn/videos/8b2c5b37-1ae9-4b24-8652-2412fc33e0a5/
What do gecko feet, spider legs, goose feathers, and fireflies have in common? They are all features designed by nature that have inspired 3M innovations in science. Visit the 3M World Headquarters to explore how 3M scientists are using bio mimicry to improve and invent new products for everything from healthcare to food science to adhesives.

Don't forget to share your trip experience with me on my email.My email isNairrr@pwcs.edu

Enjoy your Spring Break!!Meet you after the  Spring Break



TODAY'S ACTIVITY- Lab Safety word search
4/2/2020
Dear Students- today's activity is word search on Lab safety. Here is the link for this activity Lab Safety.
Rules: Locate the given words in the grid, running in one of the possible directions horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. 

Stay happy and healthy.  I miss you all!

***Send your completed assignments to my email Nairrr@pwcs.edu



TODAY'S ACTIVITY
4/1/2020

Today we will be studying about Natural Selection.Explore natural selection by controlling the environment and causing mutations in bunnies.Here is the link for this activity.Natural Selection in bunnies.As mutations occur, natural selection decides which mutations will live on and which ones will die out. ... If the mutation is beneficial, the mutated organism survives to reproduce, and the mutation gets passed on to its offspring.
Environment:In a population, the natural selection will favour the individuals with the higher fitness (In other words : the ones which have the best chances to survive and reproduce)
Please don't forget to share your results with me on my email: Nairrr@pwcs.edu
Stay safe and happy


TODAY'S ACTIVITY
3/31/2020

BrainPOP Topic Review Activity #1 Topic: Food Chains
BrainPOP Topic Review Activity #2 Topic: Energy Pyramids
BrainPOP Food Web Game
Watch the video Brain Pop and complete the Topic Review worksheets  in the Files and Documents folder on the left.
Instructions to Find Review Activity:
1) Click on Files and Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then click "Brain Pop review Activity" Folder.
This work is not for a grade but you can send your  worksheets  to me via email (Nairrr@pwcs.edu). I will let you know how you have done.
 
Be safe and well!

TODAY'S ACTIVITY
3/30/2020
Watch the video Amoeba sisters Dihybrid and Two -trait Crosses
and complete the video recap worksheet  in the Files and Documents folder on the left.
Instructions to Find Quiz Activity:
1) Click on Files and Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then click "Mendel's Dihybid Cross" Folder.
This work is not for a grade but you can send your video recap worksheet  to me via email (Nairrr@pwcs.edu). I will let you know how you have done.
 Be safe and maintain social distancing



Important Note 3/27/20
Hello Students and Families!
Today we will learn about theHuman Impact on Earth system and Global warmingPlease click on this link and watch the video on Discovery Education and write down a list of things you can do to save the environment. This work is not for a grade.
Please take care and be safe.

Important Note 3/26/20
Hello Students and Families!
Today's fun activities for learning are:
Six Kingdom Review Game
Symbiotic Relationship Quiz
I am missing all of you so please feel free to just email me with how you are doing and what things you have been doing to keep busy. 

Important Note 3/25/20
Hello Students and Families! 
Below are web sites for games and lessons for seventh grade standards. 
Science Brain POP
Antartic Food Web Game
Build a Biome
Jefferson Lab
Stay safe and well!

Important Note 3/24/20
Hello Students and Families! 
Today's assignments:
(a)Watch the YouTube video on viruses and answer the questions given in (b) below.
(b)Download the file "virus_recap_by_amoeba_sisters" from Files and Documents.
This is for your information only and not for a grade.

Important Note 3/23/20
Hello Students and Families! 
Currently, no new work is being assigned. Please use this time to review what we have learned thus far and to explore what interests you. Here is the link for Eating and Exercise.
This is what it is about. How many calories are in your favorite foods? How much exercise would you have to do to burn off these calories? What is the relationship between calories and weight? Explore these issues by choosing diet and exercise and keeping an eye on your weight.
Please note that none of this work is graded and it will not change student grades in class. Students will not be tested on concepts that we are not in school to teach as of this time. 
Stay well and be safe.
Raj Nair