Fall Semester Biology
8/26-27/2013: Seating Charts, class introduction, class structure, scope and sequence, introduce notebooks (interactive), lab safety discussion, online contracts, lab equipment (sketch and label function), lab safety quiz. HW; print student survey and complete, remind101 accounts.
8/28-29/2013: Review lab equipment, discuss/take lab safety quiz, 'What is biology?', Characteristics of life ppt., Stations lab? HW: print TAKS Day 1 notes, graphing notes, completions for lab safety quiz.
8/30-9/3/2013: Review lab equipment, Scientific Method ppt., 'Sequencing Sci. Method' wksht, 'Conclusion/Inference' wksht., HW: Any worksheet not completed.
9/4-5/2013: Review Scientific Method, Turn in 3 worksheets from previous day, ID Controls and variables, Metric system ppt., Metric system wkshts, graphing discussion and work.
9/6-9/2013: Warm up, Check metric mania wksht. Turn in, 'ID Control and Variable, Conclusion/Inference wkshts, Introduce graphs and data tables- begin graphing exercises. Hand out review sheet.
9/10-11/2013: Warm up, Scientific processes test.
9/12-13/2013: Go over Scientific Processes Unit Test, Begin Ecology Unit- Intro video/discussion, Ecology ppt/notes, Vocabulary sheet (define 1st 5 words), Symbiosis practice sheet (ind).
9/16-17/2013: Warm up- Define Ecology. How do organisms obtain energy? Review Ecology notes. Discuss Ecology flow charts and symbiosis wkshts. Review Symbiosis- take quiz. Abiotic/Biotic factors wksht. Food web wksht. 4-8 food web work. Ecology vocabulary list- define terms 1-10. Reflection: make a food web w/ 8-10 organisms.
9/18-19/2013: Warm up: Construct a food web using 8-10 organisms. Biome introduction video. Biome notes discussion. Make additional notes on Biomes. Pyramid of Energy worksheet (ind), KESAB water watch.
9/20-23/2013: Warm up: List Abiotic/Biotic factors in a pond environment. Succession ppt. w/ notes. Complete Kesab water watch assignment. Predator/prey worksheet.
9/24-25/2013: Cycles ppt. w/notes. Cycles labelling worksheet (grp). Begin 'Great Australian Rabbit Disaster' Case study.
9/26-27/2013: Population Density Lab. Hand out Ecology review sheets.
9/27-30/2013: Biochemistry Introduction. Chemistry of Life ppt w/ notes. Organic Chemistry notes. Molecular Structure Worksheet. Begin, 'You are what you Eat'.
10/1-2/2013: Carbohydrate Quiz. Complete, 'You are what you eat'. Complete Biochem Molecule chart.
10/3-4/2013: Milk lab. Biochemistry/organic molecule chart. Complete 'Organic chemistry notes' ppt.
10/7-8/2013: Warm up- name the elements in each organic molecule we have discussed. Review identification of organic compounds. Protein Quiz. 'Proteins as enzymes' ppt. Hand out review sheet.
10/9-10/2013: Biochemistry test.
10/11-14/2013: Discuss Biochemistry test. Begin Cells unit. Cells video/discussion. Microscope introduction, e-lab. Animal/Plant cell coloring sheet.
10/15-16/2013: Review History of the microscope, Cell theory, microscope parts. Cell function ppt notes. Cell component reference booklet. Microscope quiz. Complete animal/plant labelling/coloring.
10/17/2013: Warm up: Name 3 cell organelles and their function OR location. Cell processes ppt w/notes. Plant/animal cell microscope lab.
10/18/2013: Complete 'Cell function reference booklet', Complete cell coloring sheets. Complete Pizza hut analogy wksht.
10/21-22/2013: Warm up: Draw/label Animal or plant cell. Discuss lab pictures. Beaker osmosis practice ppt. Osmosis practice worksheet.
10/23-24/2013: Computer lab assignments- Vocab practice, cell structure quiz, Cells Alive.
10/25-28/2013: BOY Benchmark. Cell function Review sheet.
10/29-30/2013: Cell function/processes test.
10/31-11/1/2013: Go over Cell function/processes test. DNA Replication video. DNA Replication notes ppt. DNA Structure worksheet. DNA molecule coloring sheet.
11/4-5/2013: DNA Replication quiz. Cell Cycle notes ppt. Cell Cycle video. *Complete DNA Structure wksht and coloring sheet.
11/6-7/2013: Review Cell Cycle notes. Review DNA Replication quiz. DNA Replication questions. Cell Cycle video/work sheet.
11/??/2013:Thanksgiving Feast drawing (biology semester review)
11/???/2013: THANKSGIVING BREAK
11/???/2013: DNA/DNA Replication review sheet completion.
11/???/2013: DNA/DNA Replication test.
11/???/2013: Go over tests. Begin Protein synthesis- notes on ppt. video, label worksheet, DNA/RNA/Protein synthesis worksheet
12/???/2013: Review protein synthesis ppt./notes. Protein synthesis summary. Mutation ppt. notes. Snork activity.
12/???/2013: Review Protein Synthesis. Update mutation notes. Mutation assignment (sickle cell). Snork Activity.
12/???/2013: Mid Term review sheet out. Complete Snork activity. Protein Synthesis test (11th).
12/???/2013: Protein Synthesis test (12th). Review for mid-term.
12/???/2013: **Make up test day**. Review for mid-term.
12/???/2013: Mid term exams.
1/???/2013: New seating chart. Discuss mid-terms; how to calculate grades. Genetics Unit introduction: Meiosis ppt. w/notes. Meiosis/karyotype questions. Meiosis stage identification wksht.