Fall Semester Biology
8/25-26/2014: Seating Charts, class introduction, class structure, scope and sequence, introduce notebooks (interactive), lab safety discussion, lab equipment (sketch and label function), lab safety quiz. HW; print student survey and complete, remind101 accounts.
8/27-28/2014: Review lab equipment, discuss/take lab safety quiz, 'What is biology?', Characteristics of life ppt., Stations lab.
8/29-9/2/2014: Review lab equipment, Scientific Method ppt., 'Sequencing Sci. Method' wksht, 'Conclusion/Inference' wksht., HW: Any worksheet not completed.
9/3-4/2014: Review Characteristics of Life, Turn in 3 worksheets from previous day, ID Controls and variables, Metric system ppt., Metric system wkshts, graphing discussion and work. **Sophmore class meetings**
9/5-8/2014: Warm up (lab equipment review), 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.
9/9-10/2014: Warm up, Scientific processes test, Ecology vocabulary defined.
9/11-12/2014: Go over Scientific Processes Unit Test, Begin Ecology Unit- Intro video/discussion, Ecology ppt/notes, Vocabulary sheet, Symbiosis practice sheet (ind).
9/15-16/2014: 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.
9/17-18/2014: 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.
9/19-22/2014: Warm up: List Abiotic/Biotic factors in a pond environment. Succession ppt. w/ notes. Complete Kesab water watch assignment. Predator/prey worksheet.
9/23-24/2014: Cycles ppt. w/notes. Cycles labelling worksheet (grp). Begin 'Great Australian Rabbit Disaster' Case study.
9/25-26/2014: Population Density Lab. Hand out Ecology review sheets.
9/29-30/2014: Ecology Unit test.
10/1-2/2014: Discuss Ecology Unit test. Biochemistry Introduction. Chemistry of Life ppt w/ notes. Organic Chemistry notes. Molecular Structure Worksheet. Begin, 'You are what you Eat' assigned.
10/3-6/2014: 'You are what you eat' calculations, complete chapter vocabulary, ch. 2.2, 2.3 section questions
10/7-8/2014: Organic Chem notes, discuss 'you are what you eat', Milk Lab w/write up
10/9-10/2014: Carbohydrate Quiz. Complete, 'You are what you eat'. Complete Biochem Molecule chart.
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.
10/13-14/2014: Biochemistry test.
10/15-16/2014: Discuss Biochemistry test. Begin Cells unit. Cells video/discussion. Microscope introduction. Animal/Plant cell coloring sheet.
10/15-16/2014: Review History of the microscope, Cell theory, microscope parts. Cell function ppt notes. Cell component reference booklet. Microscope quiz. Complete animal/plant labelling/coloring.
10/20-21/2014: Warm up: Name 3 cell organelles and their function OR location. Cell processes ppt w/notes. E-lab microscope lab. Microscope quiz.
10/20-21/2014: Complete 'Cell function reference booklet', Complete cell coloring sheets. Complete Pizza hut analogy wksht.
10/22-23/2014: Warm up: Draw/label Animal or plant cell. Cell Component reference booklet. Complete chapter 3 vocab. Beaker osmosis practice ppt. Osmosis practice worksheet.
10/24-27/2014: Onion, cheek, elodea lab, cell membrane notes (student print off), complete cell reference booklet. Computer lab assignments- Vocab practice, cell structure quiz, Cells Alive @home.
10/28-29/2014:Cell organelle review, Lab review/discussion, Cell membrane processes ppt/practice,
10/30-31/2014: Pizza hut analogy, cell parts/membrane/processes review.
11/3-4/2014:Review: go over review sheet, cell organelle quiz, cell labelling quiz.
11/5-6/2014: Cell Organelle Unit test
11/7-10/1/2014: Go over Cell function/processes test. Begin DNA Unit. DNA Replication video. DNA Replication notes ppt. DNA Structure worksheet. DNA molecule coloring sheet. Ch. 8.1,8.2,8.3 notes and section assessment q's.
11/11-12/2014: DNA Replication quiz. Cell Cycle notes ppt. Cell Cycle video. *Complete DNA Structure wksht and coloring sheet.
11/13-14/2014: Review Cell Cycle notes. Review DNA Replication quiz. DNA Replication questions. Cell Cycle video/work sheet. Mitosis booklet, label onion cells, 'mitosis in real time' video,
11/17-18/2014: Strawberry DNA lab, review for DNA/Cell cycle Unit test
11/19-20/2014: DNA/Cell Cycle Unit test
11/21/2014: Biological Thanksgiving assignment (green only)
12/1-2/2014: Go over tests. Begin Protein synthesis- notes on ppt. video, label worksheet, DNA/RNA/Protein synthesis worksheet
12/3-4/2014: Review protein synthesis ppt./notes. Protein synthesis summary. Mutation ppt. notes. Protein synthesis practice.
12/5-8/2014: Review Protein Synthesis. Update mutation notes. Elf assignment.
12/9-10/2014: Protein synthesis review sheet out.
12/11-12/2014: Mid-term review sheet out, protein synthesis essay.
12/15-19/2014: Mid-term review/mid term tests
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.