Today we finished our 2nd look at our unit 11 test. We have been using socrative.com to submit our answers so that the data is easily accessible. I can immediately see how the students do and love the access to the high miss questions so quickly.
I allowed them to work in partners and wanted them to really discuss the questions. This is not a time to "get answers" from a partner and some struggle with this still. Others are debating the entire test and it is very entertaining to watch and listen to. I heard great conversations today about our genetics unit and punnett squares.
We finished our "My Traits" page, polled the class and graphed our information. It is still a huge misconception that any large numbers we have will be dominant traits. It is very helpful to see the data and be able to compare the dominant and recessive traits that our classmates have.
Friday we add our graphs/data tables for our science fair into our research papers and work on "fixing" our research papers. The more data the students have the more they will be able to "fix" their conclusions.
Next Friday we will be working/talking about our presentation boards and they will be free to begin setting those up. They will need to print out the information and purchase all supplies they choose to use. It is getting close, I can't wait!