Take notes on the graphic organizer in your notebook.


Two Nervous System Activities

Watch this video on the Nervous System and take notes. It moves fast, but the entire beginning will be review for you. At the end of class, be sure to ask Ms. LeBaron about one mistake in the video she would like to clarify.

Then, practice with this Quizlet Set on the Divisons of the Nervous System. There are a couple of things in there you haven’t heard yet… but I think you’ll know most of it!

Polio Project

You and your partners will explore one aspect of polio’s impact on the globe in an project that will give you information about modern polio and also build collaborative research skills.


  1. Ms. LeBaron will assign your team a number and research question.
  2. Each team member will participate in the research and read at least one news story and fill out a Polio Research sheet. (Some of the stories have an audio track and can be listened to while you read along!) You may have extra research sheets for additional articles, if needed. Be as thorough as possible in your research. There may be more articles than team members. Divide the work load evenly.
  3. Find your research question below and decide which article(s) each of you will read. As you read, note the dates on the articles to help you sort out information (example, more recent news from older news).
  4. Together, you and your team members will discuss and share your findings, choosing the facts and sources that best support a group conclusion statement.
  5. You and your team will work together to create a poster (in Google slides) answering your research question and sharing what you have learned.
  6. Be prepared to share your information with your classmates!

Polio Research Articles

1. Can polio ever be eradicated from the earth?

Next year could mark the end of polio

Polio in the Middle East and African could threaten Europe

How To Get Rid Of Polio For Good? There’s A $5 Billion Plan

Why Bill Gates Thinks Ending Polio Is Worth It

Polio Eradication: Is 2016 the year?

2. Where, in the world, are there currently polio cases? Where have there been cases recently (last five years)? Why do these countries remain at risk?

Interactive Map of Current Polio Cases

WHO Asks Ukraine To Declare A State Of Emergency. The Reason? Polio

Polio Threatens To Spread Through Central Africa

How Boko Haram is Keeping Polio Alive in Nigeria

Southeast Asia Free Of Polio As India Declares Health Victory

3. Are both the Salk and Sabin vaccines in use? Where and how? What are the pros and cons of each? Are there other vaccines?

The Oral Polio Vaccine Can Go ‘Feral,’ But WHO Vows to Tame It

A man shed live polio virus in his stool for 28 years

Jonas Salk’s Polio Vaccine Makes A Comeback

New Polio Vaccine Rolled Out in Massive Synchronized Worldwide Switch

New polio vaccine introduced to accelerate polio eradication in Afghanistan

4. How did polio vaccination become politicized?

Taliban in Pakistan derails world polio eradication

CIA organized fake vaccination drive to get Osama bin Laden family’s DNA

CIA says it will no longer use vaccine programs as cover

Gunmen In Pakistan Target Polio Vaccinators

Nigeria reports increase in polio cases

5. Where are polio vaccinators at risk, and why?

Why terrorists are targeting unsung heros

Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

Workers brave militant attacks to vaccinate for polio

Helping children despite death threats: A vaccinator explains

At polio’s epicenter vaccinators battle chaos and indifference

6. Where can polio virus be found? What makes it pop up periodically?

A man shed live polio virus in his stool for 28 years

How Did Polio Pop Up In 2 Polio-Free Countries?

To Keep Polio At Bay, Israel Revaccinates A Million Kids

New vaccine raises hopes of polio eradication

Polio Returns To Syria As Health System Crumbles

7. Is the U.S. at risk of a polio outbreak?

Science denial has consequences

The anti-vaccine movement is forgetting the polio epidemic

The Anti-Vaxxers Simply Won’t Quit

Polio Disease Questions and Answers — CDC Website

Q&A: Polio’s History—and Why It’s Again Becoming a Threat

Muscle Movement

There are several parts to this lesson. Read ALL below.

  1. First, take notes from the slides below, “How Muscles Contract
  2. Watch the two videos below. Both videos have good graphics that show the interaction of the proteins myosin and actin, although both videos include more chemistry than we will study in this class (so don’t panic!). One of the videos is a rap. Seriously. (Remember, you can/should use earbuds or a headset from the computer cart for the videos.) Note & new twist: You must be signed into your OUSD Google account on the computer you’re using for the videos to play. I don’t know why. It just is.
  3. When you have finished the videos , there is a Muscle Quizlet set, which includes some new terms, which you should write in your notebook, adding to your muscle notes.. You can use the flash cards or play the matching game. I suggest spending a bit of time on Quizlet in preparation for next week’s Muscular System Quiz.
  4. Finally, there is a muscle identifying online game, called Poke a Muscle. Only do this activity if you have finished the other work.
  5. If you finish all of this, make sure your notebook is on fleek, and everything is glued in. The worksheet, “The Muscle is an Organ” that will be returned to you today should be glued in with your muscle notes. If this worksheet is incomplete, finish it today!
  6. This is enough work to carry you to the end of class. There is no reason to put away computers, sit and talk, hover near the door, etc.
  7. NOTE: The password function on the locked computers has been reset to <enter>. If you get a message saying the password needs to be reset, do not set it to anything other than simply hitting the <enter> key. Don’t write any words or single characters, please. If you’re confused by this and the situation arises, find another students who understands this issue and will update the password for you.
  8. Period 8 students: Please make sure all the computers are plugged in, and the supply room light is off and the door is closed and locked. (Take the safety tape off the door lock!) Straighten up and raise the chairs and put them away neatly under the tables.

Thanks! See you Tuesday!  – Ms. LeBaron

Types of Bone Fractures

This work is to be done with a partner.

  1. With your partner, view the slide show below and take Cornell notes in your notebooks on a RH page. Make simple drawings to illustrate the concepts.

    (You should glue your axial/appendicular skeleton on the LH adjoining page.)

  2. When you have finished the notes, you will analyze 5 x-rays, using the worksheet at the front of the room. Please, only take one x-ray at a time so there will be enough to go around. Make sure you don’t read the same x-ray twice!