Meet your advisory at SLA or off-site for Advisory Day between . Dismiss at .
Laptop turn-in, locker clean-out, return materials
11th: - after (when done with rostering)
Wear comfy athletic clothing
We will be inside if it is raining.
Report card pick-up
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10th grade -
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- YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION will be held in Mr. Reddy's room during both lunches. If you ordered a book, stop by to pick it up! If you want to buy a book, bring $60 with you (limited supply of extra books available).
- LOCKER CLEAN-OUT will be held . Please make sure your locker is empty, free of lock, and CLEAN! You MUST check-out of the locker you were assigned in the fall. Advisors have access to those locker numbers (online and hardcopy available in office mailboxes as of today).
- FIELD DAY is ! Have you coordinated with your stream yet to show your pride on that day? (Orange Nation is already repping their spirit with wearing their shirts early). Good luck to all teams!
Inquiry: We wanted to learn about the stress in fruit flies caused by humans.
Research: My partner and I researched out information on the internet from reliable, scientific sources.
Collaboration: We were part of a community because we shared our information to the rest of our class and teachers.
Presentation: We knew what we were telling everyone and tried to bring comparisons between people and the stress that fruit flies had.
Reflection: I guess I would focus on continuing this project to other animals.
Inquiry: How to find spring constants and what effect they had on spring expansion.
Research: We read things online
Collaboration: I worked with a classmate and we got help from Ms. Echols.
Presentation: We made a board and presented at the science fair.
Reflection: We could find the same things but look at spring contraction.
Mini Capstone: DNA
Inquiry: I wanted to know DNA patterns.
Research: I researched DNA online and DNA structure.
Collaboration: Me and a bunch of my classmates showed off our DNA projects.
Presentation: My presentation was a 4ft model of DNA made of candy. It actually was the reason I got an A on the project.
Reflection: I wish I would have made the model sturdier.
Inquiry- I wanted to know more about Pollution and how it affects the world in different ways so I could prove it’s existence to people who think it’s not a serious problem.
Research- We gathered information by using resources like the internet and teachers who knew about this topic.
Collaboration- Since focusing on a problem like pollution we were a part of the community because if we don’t do something about our polluted climate soon there will be no community at all.
Presentation- We both took turns speaking and tried to be loud and keep people interested. We were also well prepared when answering questions.
Reflection- I would’ve made our project more complex, for example, during the experiment we could’ve used different amounts of octane, types of gases, and types of plants.
My most intriguing project of the year would be burning glass in order to make it bend. I had never done it and never thought it could be done. I still remember what I had made.
I wanted to know why does that type of glass is able to be bent when heated, would other class have the same ability to? When I was doing the experiment, I did gather and organize some data. Such as how long it took to actually be able to bend the glass, compared with the timing of my partner’s, Miranda Abazoski. I was part of a great community, which is my class for bio, we help each other, and just support each other when needed. Such as sharing samples, data, etc. I didn’t really do a presentation with that project, it was more of a discussed type of presentation if you want to say it. I enjoyed it, it was one of the first experiments I had done here at SLA, thanks to Mr.Sherif! What I would do differently would be to leave the glass longer in the flames so I can easily bend it more, I noticed that I had to put much force into bending it, because I had took it out too quick.
Overall the experience was great! Throughout the year, almost all the experiments I really did enjoyed.
Inquiry - How is the human body similar/different to the bodies of other organisms?
Research - My group gathered information by dissecting the different organisms besides humans as well as looking up information from online resources.
Collaboration - I worked with my partners to help research more about the anatomy of humans, frog, and grasshoppers
Presentation - My group’s presentation was clear and easily understood by anyone reading it. All of the systems in the presentation were all clearly display via the chart of all of the bodily systems.
Reflection - I would have liked to make some of the information more thorough so we could have more to offer our class.
- Inquiry: We wanter to know more about different types of glaucoma. We also wanted to know what it's like to have glaucoma and treatments.
- Research: We used official medical sites, articles and got help from a professional in pediatric glaucoma.
- Collaboration: I got the best help from every single person in the team. We had an opportunity to participate and share what I know and learn new things. We found a way to have fun while doing the work we were supposed to do.
- Presentation: Presentation was good. We used a slideshow to explain and compare how pediatric and adult glaucoma.
- Reflection: If I’d do the project again, I’d probably use more pictures and go into more details, because glaucoma is a very deep topic.
The most interesting project that I completed this entire year was the SFP water filtration and the follow up water filtration experiment in class.
Inquiry: Before I started these experiments I wanted to know how to filter the river water using biotic filters. The reason I wanted to know this is because half of Philadelphia’s drinking water comes from the Schuylkill River. If we can find out how to improve the water using renewable sources then it will be very time and money efficient.
Research: For research my partner and I explored plants and their root systems. We did this to understand why and how plants were excellent filters. When researched we found out that plants’ roots absorbed nutrients, phosphates, nitrates, and didn’t add any excess matter. We also researched turbidity levels and the normalcy levels for different water systems. We then looked at pH levels.
Collaboration: In terms of collaboration I had a partner for the SFP, and then worked with my table group for the in class water filtration. My partner and I worked side by side the entire time together. For the in class experiment, my group all worked on different jobs to make the results come together. We even did the experiment again to retest the results and to add some components. I also collaborated with Mr. Sherif to help with the science behind the experiment. I had a couple of peer editors for my SFP writeup.
Presentation: For my presentation I made a slideshow for the SFP with my partner. For the in class lab I wrote the data in my lab data book. For the SFP my partner and I also presented it to fellow classmates and scientists.
Reflection: When I was reflecting I was thinking about the possible errors I made and future modifications. For modifications on my SFP I would use different types of plants for filtration. I would do this because from my research I learned that plants were the most effective natural filters so I would like to find the best plant for the river.