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Week of…

(days in that week)

Chapter #/ Concept

(Reading Assignment)

(Power Points used in class)

Lab #/ Name  

Science Videos

Classwork Assignments

(due dates are not fixed and may vary)

Weekend Homework Assignments

(usually due the following Monday)

 

Exams/ Study Extras

**Science testing day is Friday

 

         

9/4 (4)

Labor Day Monday

  1- Science of Biology

Read Chapter 1.1 and 1.2

 

  " First Days of School Welcome presentation"

Pre-test 

Class Rules

Student Survey

Success Survey 

 

 

 

Flinn Safety Contract    

9/11 (5)

   1- Science of Biology  

Read Chapter 1.3

 

 

 

 

Flinn Safety Contract

 

       HW due the week of 9/19/17

  • Worksheets handed out in class on Friday, on Independent vs. dependent variables. Due Monday
  • Outline the textbook pages listed below in alphanumeric format
  • pages 10-15, pages 17-18, and 24-25.  Due Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

9/18 (5)

   1- Science of Biology  

Intro Theory Hypothesis

Levels of Organization

Observations :Inferences

Tools and Procedures

Tools Practice

Safety Symbols

 

 

 

 

Volume of Irregular Object

 

 

       

 

 

Scientific Method  Vitruvian Man

Hypothesis, theory, law

 Microscope Coloring

Observations vs Inferences Activity

Characteristics of Living things - Activity

Levels of Organization - Activity

Simpsons: Controls and Variables Practice

Video :A Body Story: Metabolism

Lab Equipment Practice Activity 

Safety Cartoon and 8 questions 

Lab Safety: Sponge Bob Safety Rules

Safety rules

Identifying Controls & variables

Introduction to Biology Crossword

Safety & Equipment Crossword

Characteristics of Life

Inference: Boy in the water  and Ques / Ancient Coin

Idea Map: Living things and their Parts

Lab equipment Quiz 

Write correct answers from left to right in the NB  Lab Equip Review

Recognizing Lab Safety  

Safety Cartoon and Questions

Science Lab Safety Test

All the above is due Monday 9/25

 

9/25 (4.5)

student half day 29th

 

1- Metric System 

English vs Metric Notes

Metric to Metric Notes

 

Marshmallow Engineering and Design Challenge 

Measuring Length - Lab

Metric Measurement Lab

Length Lab worksheet 

Dirty Diapers

Volume of an Irregularly shaped Object

Metric Measurement lab

Metric to Metric Conversion (using stair step ) Using Dimensional Analysis 

 

 

  Due the day of Ch 1 Test

  • Solve the mystery page 29 (Ques 1-3) in NB 
  • Test Prep page 31 (Ques 1-9) in NB 
  • Chapter 1 definitions

 

 

 

Chapter 1 Test Thurs 9/28 or Fri 9/29

Definitions for the chapter are due on the day of the test

Characteristics of Living Things : Here is a study guide 

Practice Quiz:

Introduction to Biology

 

10/2  (5)

3- Biosphere  

Read 3.1 and 3.2

Read 3.3 and 3.4

What is a Biosphere

PPT Notes 3.1 with 3.2

PPT Notes 3.3

PPT Notes 3.4

Earth's Cycles 

Brookings Biosphere 3 

 

NGSS: LS2.A, LS2.B

 

"Bio Dome- Movie Trailer "

 Jayne Poynter Ted Talk : Life in Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 Center:  Article and Questions https://www.desertusa.com/desert-arizona/bios2.html

"..Biosphere 2 Might Not have a future much longer" : Article  and Ques

http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/WORLD-OF-WONDER-Once-a-harbinger-of-the-future-2697469.php

3.1 Video :Understanding Ecosystems

3.2 Video: Bill Nye: Biodiversity

3.3 Video : Bill Nye Energy

3.4 Video: Bill Nye Water Cycle

Simple Ecology Review Sheet 

The Human Micro Biome

 

 

 

 

The Biosphere 

- articles on Biosphere 2 in Arizona

Levels of Organization 

Abiotic vs Biotic Factors

Producers vs. Consumers 

Food Chain vs. Food web

Ecological Pyramids, and trophic levels

Biogeochemical Cycles of Matter 

 

 

Due Tuesday Oct 10th 

1. Is the Earth alive? 

Essay assessing the Earth using the 8 characteristics of Living Things learned in Chapter 1. In other words, list one of the characteristics and determine whether it can apply to the Earth. 2 pages typed, spacing 1.5, Font 12, Arial, Margins 1 inch, Minimum 3 paragraphs, Par 1 - summarize the characteristics of living things, Par 2  Compare the Earth to each characteristic, Par 3 Can the Earth be considered alive? why or why not?

2. Questions on the Nutrient Cycle  Use your textbook or the reference sheets included after the Question sheet in the .pdf file. 

3. Watch the following and list 5 things you learned:

Introduction to Biosphere 2  by The Good Stuff

  answer in the NB 

4. Ecological Pyramids, and trophic levels  complete in the NB

 

 

 

 

Chapter #

PPT used in class

(Powerpoints used in class)

Topics to be Covered

Classwork Assignments

(due dates are not fixed and may vary)

Lab / Activities/ Videos

Homework Assignments

(due the following day or Monday)

 

Exams/ Study Extras

**Science testing day is Friday

10/9 (4) Columbus Day

4- Ecosystems  

Read 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Read 4.4, 4.5

Ecosystems PPT 

Niche (explained in depth PPT) 

Biomes PPT - used in class 

NGSS: LS2A, LS2C

Biomes Animals 

Biomes (good) 

Biomes (OK) 

Water Biomes 

Community Ecology 

 

 

Climate 

Biomes

Niche

Competitive Exclusion Principle

Water Biomes 

Symbiosis 

 

Succession 

 

 

Good Buddy Activity (symbiosis)

 

Competitive Exclusion Principle (research where tigers vs lions live- continents)

 

 

Answer the following questions regarding the "well water of Nutley" from this article

1. What is an aquifer?

2. Where does the Nutley well water come from? 

Also the Ecology Review worksheet issued in class is due ..

 
 
10/16  (5)

4- Ecosystems  

Read 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Read 4.4, 4.5

Ecosystems PPT 

Niche (explained in depth PPT) 

Biomes PPT - used in class 

NGSS: LS2A, LS2C

Biomes Animals 

Biomes (good) 

Biomes (OK) 

Water Biomes 

Community Ecology 

 

 

    All assignments below are due on Monday 10/23/17:

Read  and Summarize the articles given to you in class:

  • Bee Benefits to Agriculture (15 sentences numbered) NB
  • Death and Extinction the Bees : Quote Albert Einstein and elaborate on why his statement was prophetic and profound... 3 paragraphs, 1 page typed minimum, 12 font, 1.5 spacing, narrow margins.
  • What creates wind? (6 sentences numbered) NB
  • How far is it to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean? (5 sentences numbered) NB 

 

Review PPT on Organism Interaction, and complete Guided Notes sheet issued in class (NB) Brookings Biosphere 3.1   3.2   3.3    4.1

 

Answer the following questions regarding the "well water of Nutley" from this article

1. What is an aquifer?

2. Where does the Nutley well water come from? 

 

Collecting Climate Data Lab : Phase 1  due Wed 10/23

Complete Data table sheets and calendars for January 2017 and September 2017. 

 

 

  Academy MP1- Project #1 (Biome- Dome)  is due Monday 11/13/17

 

Continue... Collecting Climate Data Lab

 

 

10/23(4.5)

Half day Wed

4- Ecosystems  

Read 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Read 4.4, 4.5

Ecosystems PPT 

Niche (explained in depth PPT) 

Biomes PPT - used in class 

NGSS: LS2A, LS2C

Biomes Animals 

Biomes (good) 

Biomes (OK) 

Water Biomes 

Community Ecology 

 

 

     

HW due by midnight 10/29/17

Online Test Chapter 3

Online Test Chapter 4

** complete the test and press the submit button and the test and results are automatically emailed to me**

 

Academy MP1- Project #1 (Biome- Dome)  is due Monday 11/13/17

Quarterly  Test on Chapters 1,3,4 is Monday 10/30

Continue... Collecting Climate Data Lab

 

10/30 (5)

Quarterly tests start 10/30

Quarterly One will cover chap's 1,3,4

5- Populations  

Read 5.1

Read 5.2 and 5.3

NGSS: LS2A, LS2C

 

Carrying Capacity

Exponential growth  

Logistic growth 

Limiting factors (density dependent and independent)

Human population growth 

Age structure pyramids 

Survivorship curves 

 

 

  

 

 

Academy MP1- Project #1 (Biome- Dome)  is due Monday 11/13/17

 

Continue... Collecting Climate Data Lab

 

 

11/6 (2.0)

Election/

Teachers Convention  

 

 

5- Populations  

Read 5.1

Read 5.2 and 5.3

NGSS: LS2A, LS2C

 

 

 

Carrying Capacity

Exponential growth  

Logistic growth 

Limiting factors (density dependent and independent)

Human population growth 

Age structure pyramids 

Survivorship curves 

 

 

 

 

 

  Academy MP1- Project #1 (Biome- Dome)  is due Monday 11/13/17

 

Continue... Collecting Climate Data Lab

 

 

11/13 (5)

MP 1 ends 11/14

5- Populations  

Read 5.1

Read 5.2 and 5.3

NGSS: LS2A, LS2C

 

 

Carrying Capacity

Exponential growth  

Logistic growth 

Limiting factors (density dependent and independent)

Human population growth 

Age structure pyramids 

Survivorship curves 

 

      

 

Continue... Collecting Climate Data Lab

 

 

11/20 (2.5)

Thanksgiving

 

5- Populations  

Read 5.1

Read 5.2 and 5.3

NGSS: LS2A, LS2C

 

Carrying Capacity

Exponential growth  

Logistic growth 

Limiting factors (density dependent and independent)

Human population growth 

Age structure pyramids 

Survivorship curves 

 

Easy Bridge due on Monday 11/27/17
Human Population Growth Lesson Quiz
How Populations Grow Lesson Quiz
Chapter 5 Test
Pythons in the Everglades Virtual Lab
Chapter 5 Test Prep
Limits to Growth Lesson Quiz
 

Due Monday :  iMovie on the Tragedy of the Commons 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0vmP7HoFI4

 

 

 

 

Continue... Collecting Climate Data Lab

11/27 (4.5)

 

6- Humans in the Biosphere

Read the whole chapter 

NGSS: LS2.C, LS4.D

 

 

 

 

 iMovie Presentations: "Tragedy of the Commons"

http://ecotope.org/anthromes/

Human Impacts on the Environment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eTCZ9L834s

 
 Anthromes: Biomes that are made by humans

What is a concrete jungle ? 

 

Video: How does Mercury get into fish?

Article and response: Mercury in fish.. "How much sushi do you eat?"

Human Impacts on the Biosphere Video Clip

6.3 Bill Nye: Biodiversity Video

Page 175--- 3 case studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Academy Mp1- Project #2 (Autobiography of a Scientist) is due Monday 12/18/17

** English teacher survey due 12/8/17 "10 Steps to writing an autobiography"

Continue... Collecting Climate Data Lab

12/4 (5)

6- Humans in the Biosphere

Read the whole chapter 

NGSS: LS2.C, LS4.D

 

6.1 Sustainable development

Human Influence on Biosphere... 

Human Impacts on the Biosphere Video Clip

 

 

Anthromes: City, suburbs, rural ( why?, how?) 

 

 

Renewable vs Non-renewable worksheet 

 

Sustainable development 

Lab page 155 (Sort Trash) 

 

Sustainable Development: Video Clip  

Sustainability: Green Roofs in PA 

6.2 Deforestation 

Soil erosion  

  • desertification : Camel, Egypt, sandstorm...read and color 

  • deforestation 

 

Water Pollution mainly due to chemicals and sewage: 

 

 

Biological Magnification  

 

Air Pollution 

  • Smog (San Francisco), acid rain, green house gas, particulates, LAWS to protect, ozone layer 

6.3 Threats to biodiversity

Threats to Biodiversity  

 

Invasive Species: Asian Carp Video Clip 

 

Rainforest Medicines Worksheet 

 

Habitat Fragmentation: See Anthromes 

 

Ecological Hotspot : many animals in danger of extinction 

 

Bill Nye: Biodiversity Video  

 

6.4 Ecological Footprints

Global    Warming 

Ecological footprint Webquest 

 

Case studies: Textbook Page 175-179, worksheet 

  • Ozone layer 175 

  • Overfishing 176 

  • Climate change (global warming) 177-179 

Wednesday Night HW due Thursday 12/7

Biological Magnification  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Pollution (There will be a quiz on the facts presented within these simulations, in class on Thursday) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

** English teacher survey due 12/8/17 "10 Steps to writing an autobiography"

Academy Mp1- Project #2 (Autobiography of a Scientist) is due Monday 12/18/17

Exams Chapters 5 and 6

Continue... Collecting Climate Data Lab

 

12/11 (4.5)

half day 13th

2- Chemistry

 

1 Intro to Chemistry

Periodic Table

Solids Liquids and Gases

2 Chemical Formulas / Isotopes

3 Bonds:Ionic Covalent

4 Solution and Suspensions

5 Water

6 Acids and Bases

7 Organic Chemistry

8 Amino Acids

8a Chemical Reactions

Balancing Equations

9 Enzymes

Protons, Neutrons, electrons

Bohr model vs Lewis structures

Periodic table- structure and history

Families and groups- color coded

Lewis Dot periodic table

Atoms worksheet and packet (page 2)

1-54Rules Chart Worksheet

Atoms Family Album

Elemental Tale: Gold Dust Kid and Answer Sheet

Periodic Table

 

Worksheets    2-1    2-2     2-3    2-4   Review Vocab

Amino Acids Article and Questions

Bill Nye- Atoms

Isotopes and pennies 

properties of water 

solute/ solvent/ suspension

acids and bases

Standard Deviants- Ionic and Covalent Bonds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy Mp1- Project #2 (Autobiography of a Scientist) is due Monday 12/18/17

Continue... Collecting Climate Data Lab

 

12/18 (4.5) half day Friday

7- Cell Structure and Function  

ETS2.B

LS1.A 

 

 

 

Cell Theory 

Microscopes

Cell organelles

Diffusion 

Osmosis

Hypertonic 

Homestasis 

Active and Passive transport 

Egg Lab 

Who shrunk my carrot ?

Iodine and starch- baggie 

Congo red- yeast

Biology Basics: Part 3 Cells

Bill Nye: Cells

Magic of Cells

AIMS: Cell building blocks

Human Body in Action: Cells

The Virtual Body: Homeostasis  

 

Written Work

1. What is a Cell?

2. Levels of Organization

3. Cell Organelles   Wordbank

The above 3 worksheets go with the webquest below:  Cell Webquest

4. Cells Study Guide

5. Watch Bill Nye: Cells on Youtube.com

 and write 20 facts.

 
Academy Mp1- Project #2 (Autobiography of a Scientist) is due Monday 12/18/17

Continue... Collecting Climate Data Lab

Exam Chapter 2  Dec 21st Friday

Chemistry :

Study Guide  1      Study Guide  2

 

 

 

12/25 (0)

  (63 days from 9/21/16)

   Holiday Break Assignment

2017-2018

 Due Tuesday Jan 2nd  2018

Complete the following worksheets:

Elemental Tale: Gold Dust Kid

Atoms worksheet and packet (page 2)

Use this link Periodic Table  to list the following information for Elements #1-36. Must be handwritten on lined paper.

 

 

 

  Long Term Project Due Jan 2, 2018

FYI

Academy Field Trip to Liberty State Science Center

Jan 12th 8:45-2:15pm

COST $10-15?

Topic: App Development (Grades 6 - 12) Learn basic computer programming techniques while building a simple Android-based mobile phone or tablet game using MIT App Inventor. Download the app to a personal Android phone to keep, or download to a flash drive or cloud storage to access at home.  NJSLS:S: Engineering Design: MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-4, HS-ETS1-2 ISTE: 1.a, 1.b, 4.b

**Permission slips to be issued on Jan 2nd, Please start to discuss with your parents....

 NJSLS:S: Engineering Design: MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-4, HS-ETS1-2 ISTE: 1.a, 1.b, 4.b

https://lsc.org/application/files/7615/0601/0910/STEM_Guide_2017_2m.pdf

 

 

   

Week of…

(days in that week)

Chapter #/ Concept

(Reading Assignment)

(Power Points used in class)

Class work Topics/ Assignments

(due dates are not fixed and may vary)

Lab #/ Name  

Homework Assignments

(due the following day or Monday)

 

Exams/ Study Extras

**Science testing day is Friday

1/1   New Years Day (4)

snow days 1/4 and 1/5

 1 Intro to Chemistry

Periodic Table

Solids Liquids and Gases

2 Chemical Formulas / Isotopes

3 Bonds:Ionic Covalent

4 Solution and Suspensions

 

Volume of Irregular Objects

Periodic Table and elements

Atoms: P, N, E

 

Molecule Project

Element Project

 

 

Mini Chemical Reactions Lab Sheet

Mini Chemical Reactions Lab Worksheet

Mini Chemical Reactions Lab Presentation

Solutions Lab Sheet

Solutions Lab Worksheet

Solubility Lab

Isotopes of Pennies Lab     Assessment Sheet

Exact Masses of Elements and Isotopes Reference

Water Occurrence worksheet

 

HW due Monday Jan 8th    

snow days 1/4 and 1/5                                    

1. Watch each of the Bozeman videos on chemistry topics that are linked to the main page below. List 15 facts you learned about each video/subtopic.

http://www.bozemanscience.com/chemistry/

 

2. Chemical Basis of Life Packet: PRINT ALL PAGES, but complete only section 4-1 for Monday

3. Define the following terms in your notebook: solution, suspension, solute, solvent, and answer the following questions:

  1. What is the difference between a solution and a suspension?
  2. Classify as a solution or suspension: milk, soda, nail polish, tea, coffee?
  3. Complete the questions after reviewing the data table with results...Solutions Lab Worksheet:

,

4. Acids Bases Coloring and Review  Print and color according the the directions. Read the article and answer the questions that follow.

5. Burns By Acids and Bases  (Read and write 5 things you learned in the NB)

 

 

Chapter 2 Test is on Friday 1/12/2018

Definitions due pages 54-55 (39 words)

1/8  (5)


 

5 Water

6 Acids and Bases

7 Organic Chemistry

8 Amino Acids

8a Chemical Reactions

Balancing Equations

9 Enzymes

 
Monday : Acids and bases Lab**

Acids and Bases

Bonding Basics Practice Page

Balancing Equations Practice worksheet page 1 only

Balancing Act: Practice Worksheets

Tuesday : Carbon and 4 Organic compounds

Biological Molecules
Carbohydrates
Lipids
Molecules of Life
Nucleic Acids

Wednesday : Intro to Enzymes

Amino Acids Article and Questions Sheet

Thursday : Enzyme Lab

Friday: Test Chapter 2

Definitions due pages 54-55 (39 words)

 

 

Cabbage Juice Indicator Lab

Acids and Bases and their effect on Living things

Acids and Bases Lab Questions

Acids Bases Lab Sheet

Acids and Bases Worksheet

Water Mini-Labs to accompany lecture

Occurrence of Water in Living Things

Penny Lab

How many Drops fit on a Penny Lab

Enzyme Lab Questions worksheet

Enzyme Lab Report Template

 

 

Due Friday 1/12/18

Watch each of the Bozeman videos on chemistry topics that are linked to the main page below. List 15 facts you learned about each video/subtopic.

http://www.bozemanscience.com/chemistry/

Chapter 2 Test is on Friday 1/12/2018.

Definitions due pages 54-55 (39 words)

 

1/15 (4) MLK Day

Quarterly Tests  start 1/19/18 and will cover chapters 6,2,7,8,9

 7- Cell Structure and Function  

 

 

 

 

Cells Intro and Grow Bigger

Cells Osmosis Diffusion with Labs

Cell Transport through the membrane

 

 

 Collecting Climate Data Lab and Analysis is due Jan 2, 2018

 

Baggie Diffusion Lab 

Egg Osmosis Lab Procedure 

"Is drinking distilled water safe?"

"Is it ok to drink your own urine, for survival...?"

What does salt do to cells?

 

Online All about Cells and Cell Communication

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/cells/

 

 

 

DUE MONDAY Jan 22

Chapter 2 Online Test 

1/22 all half days

except for Friday,

P/T conferences  

Quarterly Tests  start 1/19/18

(79)

 

7- Cell Structure and Function    

DUE MONDAY Jan 22

Chapter 2 Online Test 

 

 

 

     

1/29 (5) (5)

** Lab Period Begins

 during period 7

MP 2 ends 1/29

** ACY field trip 2/2 missed 2 class periods

 

7- Cell Structure and Function  

 

Cells Intro and Grow Bigger

Cells Osmosis Diffusion with Labs

Cell Transport through the membrane

 

Baggie Diffusion Iodine and Starch

**Technique of use and parts of the Light Microscope 

**Sketch various animal cells using the light microscope

 

 

 

Due Monday 2/5/2018   

Chapter 7-1, 7-2, and 7-4 assigned sections, videos, worksheets (see details below). www.PearsonEasyBridge.com

Just read/ view/ watch
Print complete and bring to class

Submit/ send  online

  • Homeostasis and Cells Lesson Quiz

  • Cell Structures Lesson Quiz

  • Life Is Cellular Lesson Quiz

      

Due Wednesday Feb 7th : Extra Credit 

Print and fill out all worksheets...

Protists Online Labs , download and complete worksheets that accompany the lab, and videos for the following:

Amoeba  Paramecium   Euglena             

 

 

2/5 (5) (5)

 

7- Cell Structure and Function  

 

Cells Osmosis Diffusion with Labs

Cell Transport through the membrane

 

 

 

Assemble model of lipid bilayer

Dehydration vs Hyponatremia

"Hold your wee for a Wii" Lawsuit

Egg Lab  HandoutIsotonic, Hypertonic, and Hypotonic solutions effect on cells.

Bulk Transport: Exocytosis and Endocytosis (Amoeba eats 2 paramecium- You-tube video) 

Acids and bases Lab with pH paper **

Enzyme Demo (Catalase in carrot/ potato/ liver, apple, human wound... etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

  Chapter 7 Test Friday 2/9/18 via www.PearsonEasyBridge.com

*Be sure to bring Chrome Books to class*

2/12 (3) (3)

Winter Recess (Th/F)

 

8- Photosynthesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ATP and ADP 

Autotrophs/ heterotrophs

Light Reactions vs. Calvin Cycle

Why do leaves turn red, orange, yellow?

Wavelength Article , to accompany the 14 questions issued in class.

Pigments- Chlorophyll A & B, Carotenoids/ Accessory 

 

 

8- Proof that plants, actually photosynthesize Labs:  ( Leaf discs, Elodea, Bromo Blue) 

The effect of light intensity on photosynthesis 

Chromatography of markers

Simple Leaf Chromatography

Lab 9: Transpiration

Proof that plants use CO2, (Bromo blue and Elodea)

 

Due Wed Feb 21st 

Complete the following 3 Virtual Labs: 

 Pearson Lab Bench Activities

** Print out all pages that have questions (whether they be M/C or short answer, fill out, and submit on Wednesday.  

 

 

2/19  (3) (3)

Winter recess (M/ T)

9- Cellular Respiration

 

 

 

Aerobic , Anaerobic 

Glycolysis , Krebs cycle , ETC 

Fermentation; Lactic Acid and Alcoholic

 

 

Bill Nye: Respiration Video and Quiz

Bill Nye: Digestion Video with Quiz

Push-up Lab, Lactic acid fermentation , Co2 levels with Bromo Blue

Yeast Lab with balloons 

 

 

Due Monday 2/26

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/metabolism/

1. Using the site above complete the following activities

  • Building, Burning, and Storing: How Cells Use Food

  • Digestion

2. Textbook review in NB: pg 270 #33-35, pg 25 #1-3, p265 #3, clue pg 252 margin, clue page 256 margin, pg 269 Solve Chap Mystery, p271 #11, p265 #2a/b.

3. Research Question: How exactly does eating too much candy cause dental cavities, considering sugar is neither an acid or a base? Article and 5 Questions Animated Teeth

4.  New Nutrition Label 5 Questions

5. Worksheet compare photosynthesis and Cell Resp

 
Chapter 8 and 9 test 

Hard Copy test in class

Changed to Monday Feb 26th 

2/26  (5) (5)

10- Cell Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why don't Cells grow big?

DNA overload 

Mitosis

Meiosis

Haploid / Diploid 

Stem Cells 

Cancer

Identical vs Fraternal Twins PPT

Pre-AP Lab : Mitosis: Microscope Onion root tip/ Model Meiosis Kit / Crossing over and Linkage mapping

http://www.biologyjunction.com/mitosis_activity.htm

A.P. Big Lab #5 Cellular Respiration and Alaskan Peas as a class

HW: AP Lab #5 Cell Respiration Virtual Practice (due before we begin the actual lab) http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/labbench/

 

 

Standard Deviants: Cell Division , and Part II Meiosis

Discovery Channel: Cell Division Video

Meiosis Square Dance YouTube

Cancer research and presentations 

Stem Cells research 

Twin Quiz

Monohybrid Practice Problems worksheet

 

 

 

 

HW: AP Biology Foglia Reading Guide: The Cell Cycle

HW: Response to article, 1 page typed "A Thing or Two about Twins"

- Epigenetics, and Nature vs. Nurture

HW: Article/ Questions "Do identical twins share the same fingerprints?"

 

 

Chapter 10 Test

3/5  (5) (5)

11- Genetics

 

Punnett Square 

Monohybrid Crosses

Simple Mendelian Inheritance D/R

Di-hybrid crosses 

Dominance: incomplete, co-dominance

Blood Types -

Epigenetics

 

 

 

 

Pre-AP Lab 7 Genetics and Chi Squared

Gregor Mendel Video 

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/basics/

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/pigeons/

Hemophilia and the Royals

Probability, "What are the chances?

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/math/

Blood typing Lab- who did it? (Co-dominance) 

Paternity Exclusion and Blood Types worksheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Chapter 11 Test

3/12   (4.5) (4.5)

Half day Wed

 

12- DNA 

Various scientists contribute 

Structure 

Chargaff's rules

DNA replication 

Telomeres

 

You tube video 

Build a DNA model 

Extract your own DNA (DNA necklace) 

Virtual DNA Extraction   http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/

 

 

  Chapter 12 Test

3/19 (5) (5) 

Quarterly tests

start 3/23 on chapters 10 to 13

13- RNA and Protein Synthesis

 

 

RNA and DNA comparison chart

Mutations (Gene/ point/ frameshift/ chromosomal)

Aneuploidy PPT

Hox Genes

Introns/ Exons

Codon Bingo Game

 

 

 

Hox Genes and Homebox Genes coloring and reading

https://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/03/4/pdf/l_034_06.pdf

 

Introns and Exons activity

 

 

 

 

 
3/26  (4) (4)

No school Good Friday 3/30/17

13- RNA and Protein Synthesis

 

Transcription / Translation 

Protein Synthesis: "The Theatrical performance"

Youtube Video from class: "Protein Synthesis"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHM4UUVHPQM

 

STEM project

Model replication, Transcription and translation with 4 colors and 2 sizes of paperclips

 

 

 

 

 

  Chapter13 test on Thursday 3/29

4/2- 4/6 (0) (159)

 Spring Break Assignment 

 

   

 

 

   

4/(4) (4)

 

MP 3 ends 4/13

 

14- Human Genetics

Sex-Linked Traits

Barr-Bodies, and the Calico Cat

Pleiotropic traits

Polygenic traits(multiple alleles)

Gene Linkage , Gene Maps

Environmental effects on phenotypes

Karyotype

Aneuploidy PPT 

Pedigree Practice and Quiz

Human Genetic Disorders

 

Non-disjunction

The Human Genome Project

Sex Linked Traits and Punnett Squares

 

STEM cells- Embryo Clay Project

https://stemcell.ny.gov/faqs/what-difference-between-totipotent-pluripotent-and-multipotent

http://www.hfea.gov.uk/preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis.html

 

Geneticist : What's wrong with this patient?

Make a karyotype 

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/stemcells/

Genetic Disorders

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/

 

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/epigenetics/

 Pedigrees

 

 

 

- Typed Response (2pages, 12 font, 1.5 spacing, arial font, narrow margins)  to article :

Intersex and the Olympic Games

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2500237/

 

 

Chapter 14 Test

4/16   (5) (5)

PARCC testing

April 16th

to May 25th

 

 

 15- Genetic Engineering

GMO-- foods/ food labels/ and the Law / Ethics

Cloning

Cloning Mimi the Mouse

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/cloning/

 

Selective breeding 

Inbreeding (effects on purebred dogs)

Transgenic organisms 

Gene therapy

 http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/genetherapy/

 

 

 

Pre-AP  Lab 6: Molecular Biology

Stem Cells research 

Glo- fish report 

GMO foods: Bill Nye 

Bill Nye: Cloning

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/selection/

Gel Electrophoresis Virtual Lab  http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/

Video : The Strongest Toddler in the World (Myostatin - Liam Hoekstra)

Video Clips: Belgian Blue/ Myostatin

Article : Selective Breeding in farm animals

https://www.ciwf.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

  •  
  • We will have a guest speaker in class Mr. Ross the advisor for the Mock Trial Team
  • Read the following GMO  Lawsuit against a company that makes granola bars, in full by next Friday May 19th. Print 1 page, that you find interesting or that you can't quite understand and bring it to class for discussion.
 

 

4/23 (4.5)(4.5)

half day Friday for

Teachers in Service

 

PARCC testing 

 Wed-Th

class periods

(2 hours plus 2 periods)

PARCC testing

April 16th to May 25th

 

15- Genetic Engineering

DNA Fingerprinting

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Restriction enzymes

 

Gel Electrophoresis Model

Recombinant DNA

 

 

DNA Fingerprinting; Case studies

Labs:

Gel Electrophoresis Model with earbud scenario

Recombinant DNA Model with bacteria and insulin

 

  Chapter 15 Test

4/30   (5) (5)

PARCC testing

April 16th to May 25th

 

16- Darwin   Voyage on the Beagle 

Hutton, Lyell 

Lamarck 

Artificial Selection 

Natural Selection - fitness

Tree of Life 

Homologous, Analogous, vestigial structures

Australia and Biogeography 

Adaptive radiation and finches 

 

 

Lab 11: Animal Behavior

Darwin Dangerous Idea: Video with worksheet

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/selection/

Artificial vs Natural Selection

 

   

5/7

(5) (5)--

 (207.5)

PARCC testing

April 16th to May 25th

16- Darwin   Voyage on the Beagle 

Hutton, Lyell 

Lamarck 

Artificial Selection 

Natural Selection - fitness

Tree of Life 

Homologous, Analogous, vestigial structures

Australia and Biogeography 

Adaptive radiation and finches 

 

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/selection/

Artificial vs Natural Selection

Lab 12: Dissolved Oxygen

    Chapter 16 Test

5/14

(5) (5)

PARCC testing

April 16th to May 25th

17 Evolution of Populations/ speciation

 

Population Genetics and Speciation 

Evolution of Populations 

 

Sources of variation in species 

Directional, stabilizing, disruptive selection 

Hardy Weinberg 

Genetic Drift , Founder effect , bottleneck 

sexual selection, dimorphism

Speciation 

Isolation: behavioral, reproductive, temporal, geographic 

 
Lab 8: Population Genetics and Hardy Weinberg

 

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/selection/

Artificial vs Natural Selection

Stabilizing, directional, and disruptive selection- packet 

 

3 types of selection worksheet 

Speciation worksheet part 2 

Hardy Weinberg Problem Set 

 

   

5/21  (5) (5)

PARCC testing

April 16th to May 25th

 

17 Evolution of Populations/ speciation

 

Population Genetics and Speciation 

Evolution of Populations 

 

 

Sources of variation in species 

Directional, stabilizing, disruptive selection 

Hardy Weinberg 

Genetic Drift , Founder effect , bottleneck 

sexual selection, dimorphism

Speciation 

Isolation: behavioral, reproductive, temporal, geographic 

 
 

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/selection/

Stabilizing, directional, and disruptive selection- packet 

 

3 types of selection worksheet 

Speciation worksheet part 2 

Hardy Weinberg Problem Set 

Lab 10: Circulatory Physiology

  Chapter 17 Test

5/28  (4)

Memorial Day( Mon)

18 Classification-

19 Earth's History -

7 levels

Domains

Binomial nomenclature

Miller and Ureey

 

 

 

Conditions that support life on THIS planet

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/astrobiology/

    Chapter 18/19 Test

 6/4 (4) (4)

(146.5)

 

  20 Viruses -

20 Bacteria  -

 

Outbreak Movie and Exam - all this week

"The greatest threat to man's continued existence on this planet.... is the virus)

 

 

 Archae Bacteria and the Great Salt Lake http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/gsl/

  Outbreak Movie Test

  6/11

Quarterly tests

start 6/12 thru 6-18

 

  Monday 6/11 Review for Quarterly 4 Exam on chapters 14-20
       
6/18

6/21 half day

6/22 last day of school- MP 4 ends