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Due:

  1. Class Notes - Key Terms (Sensation and Perception)
  2. Class Notes - How We See
  3. Finish Visual Perception Stations
  4. Build an Eye Lab
HW: Module 20 Reading Guide 
 
Quiz next class on Modules 19 & 20

Due:

  1. Key Terms - Sensation and Perception (see PPT below)
    • We only completed the notes on the first page.
  2. QUIZ - Modules 16, 17, & 18 (open-note)
  3. Visual Perception Stations
    • Continuing to work through the stations.
    • If you were absent, you will need to come in outside of class before Thursday to get caught up on the stations you missed.
HW: Module 19 Reading Guide (Visual Organization and Interpretation)
 

Due:

  1. Students organized notebooks while I passed out the graded FRQ and a printout of their quarter grade.
    • If you were absent, your handouts are available in the classroom.
    • I went over the appropriate responses needed to earn a 3 for each concept on the FRQ.
    • Overall, students need to be more thorough in their explanations for the FRQ. Many responses had basic, minimum responses without showing depth of knowledge and application to the prompt.
  2. Visual Perception Stations
    • The purpose of the stations is to increase student understanding of human vision. They performed a series of tests to explore and assess many characteristics of human visual perception and recorded their notes and data in their notebooks.
    • We will be continuing this activity next class since groups did not have time to finish all of the stations.
    • If you were absent, you will need to come in outside of class before Thursday to get caught up on the stations you missed.
HW: Module 18 Reading Guide (Vision)
 
QUIZ next class on the class notes and reading notes for Modules 16, 17 (ESP only) and 18.

Due:

  1. Organize new notebooks (see Table of Contents below)
  2. Class Notes - Intro to Sensation and Perception (see PPT below)
  3. Crash Course #5 - Sensation and Perception
  4. Class Notes - Key Elements of Sensation (see PPT below)
HW: Finish Module 16 and complete the 1 page of notes on ESP from Module 17
 
Visual Perception Stations next class period :)

Due:

  1. Brain Games, Season 1 - "Watch This"
    • Students watched this Brain Games episode as an introduction to our Sensation and Perception unit. They did not need to take notes because they were participating in some of the games.
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq_K4pfdHzQ
  2. Notebooks were graded in class and returned.
  3. Unit Test Reflection
    • Students had a chance to review the multiple choice part of their test while completing a short reflection.
    • If you were absent, please plan to come in sometime during tutorial, brunch, or lunch to complete the reflection (except for 3rd period - if you were at the PSAT you will have some time next class to complete it)
HW: Module 16 Reading Guide

Due:

Unit Test Day!
 
Notebooks collected at the beginning of class.
No homework.

Due:

Brain Models - Students had the entire class period today to complete their brain models.
 
The last set of notes for "Wrapping Up Biological Bases of Behavior" is posted below (see PPT). use this PPT to complete your notes and prepare for the test.
 
Practice questions are available in Juno until test time. 
 
Extra credit opportunities in Google Classroom are due by the beginning of class on Friday.
 
Friday's Test: 100 multiple choice and 1 FRQ

Due:

  1. Module 13 Reading Quiz
  2. Class Notes - Methods of Studying the Brain (see PPT below)
  3. Class Notes - Wrapping of Biological Bases of Behavior (see PPT below)
HW: Extra Credit opportunities in Google Classroom and study for the test
 
Wednesday 10/4: Finish class notes and complete brain models
Friday 10/6: Unit 2 Test and notebooks turned in

Due:

  1. Module 12 Reading Quiz
  2. Organize Notebooks
    • Students also added the missing content for the 3D brain. See handout below to add Medulla, Reticular Formation, Nucleus Accumbens, and Superchiasmatic Nucleus.
  3. Class Notes - Nervous and Endocrine Systems (see PPT below)
  4. Finish 3D Brain including new pages that were added today
HW: Module 13 Reading Guide (quiz at the beginning of next class period)
 
Unit 2 Test and Notebooks Collected on Friday, October 6

Due:

  1. Neurotransmitter Superheroes - students had the first 50 minutes of class to complete their superhero project
  2. Module 11 Reading Quiz
  3. 3D Brain (Structure and Function)
    • Use this website to complete your chart: http://www.g2conline.org/2022
    • If it doesn't show up right away, click on 3-D Brain in the bottom right corner.
HW: Module 12 Reading Guide (reading quiz next class)

Due:

  1. Module 10 Reading Quiz
  2. Neural Transmission Webquest (use the following websites to complete the webquest)
  3. Neurotransmitter Deficiency and Surplus Chart - see page 2 of "Neurotransmitters" below; page 1 was given to student to put in their notebooks
  4. Group Activity - Neurotransmitter Superheroes
HW: Module 11 Reading Guide (there will be a short quiz at the beginning of class)

Due:

  1. Unit 1 Test Reflection - students had the opportunity to review their last test and complete their reflection forms in order to better prepare for the next one.
    • If you were absent, you will need to come in outside of class time to complete this process.
  2. Finished Class Notes on Neural Transmission (see PPT below)
  3. Module 9 Reading Quiz
  4. Candy Neuron Assessment
    • Students worked with a partner to re-create and label a pre-synaptic and post-synaptic neuron using candy.
HW: Module 10 Reading Guide (there will be a short quiz at the beginning of class)

Due:

  1. Unit 1 Test Reflection - students were given the opportunity to see their multiple choice and free-response answers; they completed a reflection of how they did and what they need to do to improve for next class
    • If you were absent, please come in outside of class to complete your reflection.
    • For 4th period, I made a mistake in having the multiple choice answers available so we will finish this process next class.
  2. Organize notebooks for the new unit - if you were absent, you can get the papers you need when you come back to class
  3. Crash Course #3 - The Chemical Mind
  4. Class Notes - Neural Communication (see PPT below)
    • 4th period did not get to the last four slides; we will finish those before the quiz next class
HW: Module 9 Reading Guide (there will be a short reading quiz at the beginning of class)

Due:

Work Day for "Design an Experiment" Infographic Project
 
Projects are due at the beginning of class on Thursday.

Due:

Today we had a brief discussion about the results from the Unit Test. A curve of 5 points was added to each score when it was put in Infinite Campus. Free-response questions will get added before Tuesday. Students in 4th period had a chance to finish their free-response since their time was cut short by the late start schedule on Wednesday. Notebooks were graded and returned.
 
Students had the remained of the period to work on their project for this unit. Each group is designing their own experiment and creating an Infographic to highlight the key components of their research and experiment design. (See the handout below)
 
Groups will have today and one more class period to work on their projects. It is due at the beginning of class on Thursday, September 14 for 4th period and Friday, September 15 for 3rd period.

Due:

Notebooks collected at the beginning of class.
 
Unit 1 Test Day!
 
No Homework

Due:

  1.  How to write the AP Psych FRQ (see PPT below and handouts related to the FRQ)
  2. Statistics and Experiment Practice - students had the rest of the period to work through the following activities; anything they didn’t finish was homework as it will help prepare them for the test next class
    • Chocolate Chip Cookie Statistics
    • Harry Potter Statistics
    • Standard Deviation Practice (see KEY below to check your answers)
    • Practice with Experiments (see KEY below to check your answers)
Notebooks collected when you come in to take the test on Wednesday - all work should be complete at that point.
 
Unit Test next Wednesday (review materials handed out in class today - see below if you were absent)
  • 70 Multiple Choice
  • 1 FRQ

Due:

  1. Class Notes - Correlation and Experiments (see Day 8 PPT below)
  2. Group Activity - Finished "What's Wrong with this Study" 
  3. M &M Statistics - Students used M&M to practice the statistics that had been part of the Module 7 homework. We will continue practicing these on Friday. If you were absent, get the data you missed from someone in your group.
HW: 10 Most Unethical Psychological Experiments (use the reading handout below to complete the notes)
 
Next Wednesday: Unit 1 Test and Notebooks Collected

Due:

 
  1. Crash Course #2
  2. Quiz (Module 6)
  3. Research Methods (Day 7 PPT) - we got as far as "Reducing Sampling Bias"
    • READING: Five Landmark Case Studies
    • GROUP ACTIVITY: PsychSim5 - What’s Wrong with the Study? - we will finish this on Wednesday
 
HW: Module 7 Reading Guide (Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life)

Due:

  1. Quiz (Module 5)
  2. Finished Introduction to Research Methods (Day 5  PPT)
    • Activity: Effects of Music on Performance
    • Activity: Lego building practicing operational definitions and replication
  3. Organized notebooks in preparation for next week
HW: Module 6 Reading Guide (Correlation and Experimentation) - Quiz on Monday

Due:

 
  1. Quiz (Module 3)
  2. Organize notebooks after the quiz (see Table of Contents below)
  3. Check Yourself - History and Approaches (pages 2 & 3 completed in groups) - see the KEY below if you want to check your answers for accuracy
  4. Introduction to Research Methods (Day 5 PPT)
 
HW: Module 5 Reading Guide (The Scientific Method) - quiz on Friday

Due:

  1. QUIZ (Modules 1 & 2)
  2. Perspectives Hand Mnemonic (see Day 4 PPT below for notes and an example)
    • Mnemonics are a study aid that can help with our cognitive psychology - helping us encode, store, and retrieve information
  3. Perspectives Practice - Andrea Yates Case
    • Students read a Newsweek Article giving background on the case of Andrea Yates. After reading the article, they worked in their groups to complete the chart in their notebook that looked at evidence that would support each psychological perspective in explaining her behavior.
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id8LTjE1wNc
    • We then went over the evidence as a class (see PPT below)
HW: Module 3 Reading Guide (Careers in Psychology), Check Yourself (page 1)
QUIZ on Tuesday on Module 3

Due:

  1.  Speed Dating
    • Students turned in their posters before we started.
    • Students rotated in 3-minute segments until they eventually met with all 15 psychologists and completed their notes.
  2. Speed Dating Concluding Questions
    • Student stapled their note card to their reflection before turning it in.
  3. Day 3 Google Slides (in Google Classroom)
    • These slides provided a supplement to the textbook for the Big 7 Perspectives. Students had time in class to complete the chart on page 8 in their notebook.
    • The slides also contain the notes for Objective 3 on page 9 in their notebook.
HOMEWORK: All notes that are currently in the notebook need to be completed by Friday. Anything that you didn't get in class is homework. You may also need to add additional information on the people if it will help. There will be a quiz on all of the notes from this week and the reading when you come in to class on Friday.

Due:

 
  1. Knowledge of Psychology Test
    • Discussion about misconceptions
  2. Organize notebooks
    • Cover page, learning objectives, table of contents, History & Approaches
  3. Crash Course Psychology #1 (Intro to Psych)
  4. Class Notes - History and Approaches (Objectives 1 & 2) - see PPT below
  5. Speed Dating Prep - each student assigned a person; create a note cards with key info and a small poster; bring a prop for next class period
 
HW: Reading Notes (Early Theorists, Theoretical Approaches, Domains of Psych) due on Friday
 
QUIZ on Friday

Due:

 
 Thank you for a great first day! I loved your creativity with the Marshmallow Challenge!
  1. Introductions / Student Profile (Google Classroom)
    • Class Code: u1ijpvx
    • See the "Day 1 PPT" attached below.
  2. Marshmallow Challenge - students worked in groups to create a free-standing structure that could hold a marshmallow on top using only tape, string, and 20 strands of spaghetti. We then watched a Ted Talk that this challenge is based on to look at what we can learn from it.
  3. Marshmallow Test - students watched a video and read an article related to the concept of instant gratification and what we can learn about ourselves and our need for satisfaction.
  4. Course Overview (see "Day 1 PPT" below)
  5. A Walk in the Woods Personality Test - this was an in-class activity and discussion so there is no handout.
HW: Bring a college-ruled notebook to next class
        Return signed syllabus