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Biology | Chavez

Instructor
Ms. Cassandra Chavez
Term
Spring 2019
Department
Science
Description
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I update this page daily with the day's agenda, homework, worksheets, class announcements/reminders, and other information that will help you be successful in biology. Remember, if you are absent you are responsible for any and all missed work.  
 

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Due:

Agenda for Thursday 5.16.19
1. DNA 
Do:
Grab: ½ sheet off my desk = DNA
Protista Lab: You will turn this in tomorrow (with or without a stamp)
Take out: Bacteria and Archaea Review Worksheet
2. Final review sessions info
3. Turn in computers on Monday info
4. Review homework
5. Review Game
 
Homework due Friday 5.17.19
1. Study for test
2. Finish Classification/Taxonomy Packet
 
Reminders
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Thursday, May 16 1:16 PM

Due:

Agenda for Wednesday 5.15.19
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: Protista Lab
Take out: Prokaryote Notes
Write:
- Are protists eukaryotes? Explain.
- How are protists classified?
- What are animal-like protists called and how are they classified?
- Why are plant-like (algae) protists not classified as plants?
- Why are fungi-like protists not classified as fungi?
- Which kingdoms of life were thought to evolve from kingdom protista? Why?
2. Finish Microscope Lab: Protista

Homework due Thursday 5.16.19
1. Bacteria and Archaea Review Worksheet
2. Start putting packet together
 
Reminders
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 15 12:55 PM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 5.14.19
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: little ½ sheet off my desk, this is your DNA.
Grab: lab off my desk and read through
2. Start Microscope Lab: Protista
    a. We completed 4 stations
 
Homework due Wednesday 5.15.19
1. Answer review at end of Prokaryote notes if you have not done already
 
Reminders
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 14 11:51 AM

Due:

Agenda for Monday 5.13.19
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: Protista Notes off my desk
Listen for your name as I am handing out papers.
2. Notes: Protista
 
Homework due Tuesday 5.14.19
1. Answer review at end of Protista notes
2. Use station keys to check taxonomy review
 
Reminders
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 14 10:52 AM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 5.10.19
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: your DNA sheet
Take out: Tutorial: Viruses
Take out: Nearpod for The Lytic Cycle
Write:
What are the main differences between the lytic and lysogenic cycles?
What Kingdom of viruses belong? Why?
2. Goal: Compare and contrast bacteria and archaea; Describe main characteristics of each prokaryotic kingdom; Understand their roles in the environment; Describe how each are classified.
3. Notes: Prokaryotes (Bacteria & Archaea)
Two links for notes:
Gram Pos vs Gram Neg Bacteria (this is additional info if you need help with gram staining)
We updated and reduced the notes slightly so the notes are a combo of the two notes. The information is mostly the same with some parts left out. Use your outline as a guide for
what to know.
 
Homework due Monday 5.13.19
1. Finish notes if not done so in class
 
Reminders
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 14 10:49 AM

Due:

Agenda for Thursday 5.9.19 (sub)
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: your DNA sheet
Write:
If two species belong to the same order, what other levels in the Linnaean system must they have in common?
2. Goal: Review Classification, Taxonomy, and Viruses
3. Activity: Classification Stations (see jupiter)
4. Tutorial: Viruses
 
Homework due Friday 5.10.19
1. Tutorial: Viruses (see jupiter)
 
Reminders
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Friday, May 10 3:45 PM

Due:

Agenda for Wednesday 5.8.19
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: notes off my desk
Take out: Classification of Screws and put it back side up
After you do above go to designated lab table to look for your packets
2. Review Classification of Screws
3. Notes: Viruses and the Lysogenic Cycle
 
Homework due Thursday 5.9.19
1. Bring computers and headphones
2. Nearpod: The Lytic Cycle
 
Reminders
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 8 11:25 PM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 5.7.19
1. DNA
    - See me - it's a 1/2 sheet on cladograms
    - Turn in classwork from sub
2. Review Classification and Cladogram WS
3. Start Classification of Screws in class
 
Homework due Wednesday 5.8.19
1. Classification of Screws
 
Reminders
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 8 11:23 PM

Due:

Agenda for Monday 5.6.19 (unplanned sub)
1. Classwork:
    A. Read, take notes, and answer any questions (must write question and underline it) for pages 284-286 in Interactive Reader (see doc below). 
    B. Read, take notes, and answer any questions (must write question and underline it) for pages 287-289. Draw the cladogram on page 288 with all the organisms, characteristics, and vocabulary. All in Interactive Reader (see doc below). 
    C. Read, take notes, and answer any questions (must write question and underline it) for pages 292-294 in Interactive Reader (see doc below). 
    D. On a separate piece of paper answer the chapter 17 review. Pages 295 questions 1-5, 7-8 in Interactive Reader (see doc below). 
 
Homework due Tuesday 5.7.19
1. All of today’s classwork and Friday’s classwork and homework will be checked tomorrow.
2. All need documents used in class are posted below (not on Jupiter)
 
Reminders
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 8 11:23 PM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 5.3.19 (sub)
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: little half sheet off my desk - this is your DNA.
2. Notes: Modern Taxonomy
    - Use notes to fill in blanks. Make sure you watch and listen to WHOLE video as the notes have a lot of additional info that you need.
 
Homework due Monday 5.6.19
1. Classification and Cladogram Worksheet
2. All worksheets used in class are posted below (not on Jupiter)
 
Reminders
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Monday, May 6 2:19 PM

Due:

Agenda for Thursday 5.2.19 (Early Release)
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: notes off my desk
Take out: paper for new DNA
Write:
Almost finals, last unit, how are you going to get the grade you want?
 
Homework due Friday 5.3.19
1. Finish notes if needed
2. Bring computers and headphones
 
Reminders
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Thursday, May 2 1:48 PM

Due:

Agenda for Wednesday 5.1.19
1. DNA: Turn in packet and get ready for test
2. Goal: Assess what you know about the Human Body
3. Test: Human Body Unit Part II
 
Homework due Thursday 5.1.19
1. None
 
Reminders
- HB Unit Test #2: Wed 5.1
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Thursday, May 2 1:53 PM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 4.30.19
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: Blood Tutorial
Take out: Human Body Unit Review Part II
Write:
What is the main difference between steroid and non-steroid hormones?
How do you receive passive immunity? Active? Acquired
2. Goal: Review
3. Quick Q&A Review
4. Kahoot!: Human Body Part II (see jupiter)
 
Homework due Wednesday 5.1.19
1. Make packet
2. Correct Human Body Unit Review Part II
 
Reminders
- HB Unit Test #2: Wed 5.1
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 30 3:46 PM

Due:

Agenda for Monday 4.29.19
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: Blood Typing Review Worksheet – bring up to me for a stamp
We are also going to review the blood notes from Friday
2. Goal: Describe the main components and functions of blood; Describe the ABO Blood Groups & Rh Factor; Explain the difference between an antigen and antibody and how they work in terms of blood donation; If given a scenario be able to say what blood type can donate/receive blood to/from another blood type.
3. Review
a. On board
b. Notes on blood
c. Correct homework
4. Blood typing tutorial (see Jupiter)
 
Homework due Tuesday 4.30.19
1. Finish Blood Tutorial (see Jupiter)
2. Finish Human Body Unit Review Part II
3. Bring Laptops and headphones
 
Reminders
- HB Unit Test #2: Wed 5.1
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Monday, April 29 2:51 PM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 4.26.19
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: Blood Notes off my desk
Take out: Immune System Part of Review Worksheet
2. Goal: Describe the main components and functions of blood; Describe the ABO Blood Groups & Rh Factor; Explain the difference between an antigen and antibody and how they work in terms of blood donation; If given a scenario be able to say what blood type can donate/receive blood to/from another blood type.
3. Correct Immune System Part of Review Worksheet – KEY on Jupiter if missed
4. Notes: Blood
 
Homework due Monday 4.29.19
1. Blood Type Review Worksheet
2. Bring Laptops and headphones
3. Finish Human Body Unit Review Part II (due Tuesday)
 
Reminders
- HB Unit Test #2: Wed 5.1
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Monday, April 29 2:52 PM

Due:

Same as yesterday due to block scheduling
Last Modified: Thursday, April 25 1:10 PM

Due:

Agenda for Wed ODD Block 4.24 / Thurs EVEN Block 4.25
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: endocrine system diagram
Do I have any group volunteers to go first? Write the names of the people in your group on the board if you do!
2. Goal: Assess; Describe different pathogens and how they enter the body; ID the systems that protect you from pathogens; Describe cells/proteins that fight infections; Explain the different types of immunity; Explain how vaccinations work.
3. Group Endocrine System Quiz
4. Notes: Immune System (up to 12:25 on own rest with me) before/after you take quiz.
5. DNA Kahoot (see Jupiter for link)
 
Homework due Friday 4.26.19
1. Immune System section of Human Body Unit Review Part II (questions 11 – 21 only)
 
Reminders
- HB Unit Test #2: Wed 5.1
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Thursday, April 25 1:10 PM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 4.23.19
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: endocrine system diagram
2. Goal: Describe how hormones influence cells; Describe major endocrine glands and their hormones; Explain role of hypothalamus; Id some diseases of the endo system and their causes/effects
3. Tutorial: Endocrine System (see Jupiter)
4. Group study time
5. Reminder! Test: Make-up at lunch
 
Homework due Wed ODD Block 4.24 / Thurs EVEN Block 4.25
1. Finish Endocrine System Tutorial if not done so in class
2. Study for mini endocrine system quiz on your block day (it's an oral group quiz)
3. Bring laptop and headphones. You must come prepared: All compatible accessories, FULLY charged battery/charger.
 
Reminders
- HB Unit Test #2: Wed 5.1
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 23 1:10 PM

Due:

Agenda for Monday 4.22.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Grab: Notes off my desk
- Take out: endocrine system cut outs
2. Goal: Describe how hormones influence cells; Describe major endocrine glands and their hormones; Explain role of hypothalamus; Id some diseases of the endo system and their causes/effects
3. Explain next part II of unit and today
5. Work on filling in & pasting cut outs
6. Reminder! Test: Make-up is on Tues at lunch
 
Homework due Tuesday 4.23.19
1. Finish creating Endocrine System Diagram
2. Mini endocrine system quiz on your block day (it's an oral group quiz) - see/email me if absent
3. Bring laptop and headphones. You must come prepared: All compatible accessories, FULLY charged battery/charger.
 
Reminders
- HB Unit Test #2: Wed 5.1
- Classification Unit Test: Fri 5.17
- Practice Final: Thurs 5.23
- Finals: Tues 5.28 – Thurs 5.30
Last Modified: Monday, April 22 2:47 PM

Due:

Agenda for Thursday 4.18.19 (early release)
1. DNA
Do:
Grab the 2 different worksheets off my desk – these are the endocrine system cutouts for hw Get ready for test
2. Goal: Assess what you know
3. Human Body Part I Test
    a. Make-up is on Monday at lunch
 
Homework due Monday 4.22.19
1. Endocrine System Cutouts – CUT out ONLY!!!! Do not fill in.
2. Bring laptop and headphones. You must come prepared: All compatible accessories, FULLY charged battery/charger.
 
Reminders
- HB Unit Test #1: Thurs 4.18
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 8 11:21 PM

Due:

Agenda for Wednesday 4.17.19
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: HB Unit Review Worksheet and or Nearpod - Leave out on desk - I'm going to stamp
Get into groups of 3.
There is game on the lab tables. 
You are going to place the steps of action potential in order to start to finish – no notes :)
When you think you have it right raise your hand and I’ll come over and check. If it’s not correct I’ll tell you to keep working :)
2. Goal: Review
3. Review Games (see Jupiter)
    a. Action Potential Order
    b. HB Part I Game
 
Homework due Thursday 4.18.19
1. Review for your test tomorrow – use all the worksheets given in class. I would answer all the review questions at the end of the class notes. Watch videos and play the review games. Use key to review worksheet to correct work.
 
Reminders
- HB Unit Test #1: Thurs 4.18
Last Modified: Friday, April 19 9:20 AM

Due:

Same as yesterday due to block scheduling
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 17 3:18 PM

Due:

Agenda for ODD Block Mon 4.15 / EVEN Block Tues 4.16
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: The Nervous System Worksheet
Write: Describe how a resting potential is like a salty banana and how an action potential is like doing the wave.
2. Goal: Describe neurons as specialized cells; Explain how neurons transmit and receive signals; Explain how the senses maintain homeostasis; Explain how the senses detect physical and chemical stimuli.
3. Review The Nervous System Worksheet
5. Senses Nearpod – Email me if absent - Code is on Jupiter on the calendar for this day
 
Homework due Wednesday 4.17.19
1. Human Body Unit Review Worksheet Part I
2. You will not make a packet until we finish part II of the human body. I would still pretend as if we were making the packet and organize all the class work and homework – complete review questions on notes.
 
Reminders
- HB Unit Test #1: Thurs 4.18
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 17 3:32 PM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 4.12.19 (Normal)
1. DNA
Do: Grab notes off my desk
2. Continue and Finish Notes: The Nervous System and Neurons
 
Homework due Monday ODD Block 4.15 / Tuesday EVEN Block 4.16
1. Bring computers and headphones (you cannot just use captions as a solution to this)
2. The Nervous System Worksheet
 
Reminders
Human Body Unit Test #1: Thursday 4.18.19
Last Modified: Friday, April 12 3:23 PM

Due:

Same as yesterday due to block scheduling
Last Modified: Friday, April 12 3:27 PM

Due:

Agenda for ODD Block Wed 4.10 / EVEN Block Thurs 4.11
1. DNA
Do: Get ready for DQ - take out notes
2. Goal: Review homeostasis & preview neurons
3. DQ on pages 876 - 879 (see me if absent)
4. Review and Correct Classwork:
a. Organization & Homeostasis Worksheet
b. Graphing Homeostasis Worksheet
5. Lab: Homeostasis and Exercise Lab (see me if absent)
 
Homework due Friday 4.12.19 
1. Finish Graph from lab if needed
Last Modified: Friday, April 12 3:27 PM

Due:

Same as yesterday due to block scheduling
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 10 3:15 PM

Due:

Agenda for ODD Block Mon 4.8 / EVEN Block Tues 4.9 (sub both days)
1. DNA
2. Goal: Review homeostasis & preview neurons
3. Classwork:
a. Organization & Homeostasis Worksheet
b. Graphing Homeostasis Worksheet
c. Homeostasis Video with Worksheet & first page of Biology Notes: Nervous System & Neurons
d. PowerNotes for Neurons 29.2 (pages 876 – 879)
e. Neurons Study Guide for Section 29.2
4. See Jupiter on the day you have me for this block for links and more directions.
 
Homework due ODD Block Wed 4.10 / EVEN Block Thurs 4.11
1. Make sure you you follow the directions on the PowerNotes as it relates to the dice quiz that is during your block :)
2. If you need a stamp on the last worksheet let me know.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 10 3:15 PM

Due:

Same as yesterday due to block scheduling
Last Modified: Friday, April 5 9:57 AM

Due:

Agenda for ODD Block Thurs 4.4 / EVEN Block Fri 4.5
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: DQ Notes and something to write with.
You do not need to computers yet.
If you need a stamp on the NearPod come up and get one
Write:
What are the differences between embryonic and adult stem cells?
2. Goal: Relate homeostasis to the internal environment of the body; Explain how negative/positive feedback loops maintain homeostasis; Describe the interaction between organ systems in terms of homeostasis; Describe the effect of disruption of homeostasis.
3. DQ? See me if absent
4. Notes: Homeostasis
    
Homework due ODD Block Mon 4.8 / EVEN Block Tues 4.9
1. Bring Laptops and Headphones
2. Make sure you have the review questions from the Levels of Organization and Homeostasis Notes complete
Last Modified: Friday, April 5 12:49 PM

Due:

Same as yesterday due to block scheduling
Last Modified: Friday, April 5 9:56 AM

Due:

Agenda for ODD Block Tuesday 4.2.19 / EVEN Block Wednesday 4.319
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: Notes off my desk
You do not need to computers yet
Take out a piece of paper and title it: Human Body DNAs
Write:
We have 8 weeks until the end of the semester. What’s your plan to maintain or improve your grade?
2. Goal: Describe cell specialization and levels of organization; Identify how levels of organization work together in an organism.
3. Notes: Human Body Levels of Organization
    a. Stop when you get to organization (the rest of the notes are on step 4 of agenda)
4. NearPod: Levels of Organization (See Jupiter for link)
5. NearPod Live: Stem Cell Case Study (See Jupiter for link)
    a. Read intro, Part I, and Part I Questions
 
Homework due Thursday 4.4.19 for ODD Block / Homework due Friday 4.5.19 for EVEN Block
1. DQ pages 858 – 861 (one page handwritten notes)
 
Reminders
- HB Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 3 3:16 PM

Due:

Agenda for Monday 4.1.19
1. DNA: Turn in packet and get ready for test
2. Goal: Assess what you know about Ecology
3. Test: Ecology Unit
4. Email me if absent
 
Homework due BLOCK Tuesday 4.2/Wed 4.3
1. Bring laptops and headphones that will work with your laptop
2. Email me if absent and you have not done so already
 
Reminders
- Ecology Unit Test: Mon 4.1
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
Last Modified: Monday, April 1 11:44 AM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 3.29.19
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: Ecology Unit Review Worksheet
Write:
What part of this unit is the most interesting to you and why?
2. Goal: Review
3. Review: Ecology Unit Part II Game
 
Homework due Monday 4.1.19
1. Ecology Unit Test
2. Use KEY to correct Ecology Unit Review Worksheet
3. Environmental Issues Tutorial
    a. On Jupiter
4. Ecology Unit Packet
 
Reminders
- Ecology Unit Test: Mon 4.1
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
Last Modified: Friday, March 29 4:38 PM

Due:

Agenda for Thursday 3.28.19 (early release)
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: Ozone Layer Depletion Notes
Take out: Human Impact on Ecosystems Notes
2. Goal: Describe how overpopulation effects Earth’s resources; Describe the sources, types, and effects of air pollution; Explain how air pollution contributes to acid rain; Describe how water pollution affects ecosystems; Explain how biomagnification causes accumulation of toxins in food chains; Explain how introduced species affect ecosystems and biodiversity; Explain how protecting an umbrella species can protect an entire ecosystem.
3. Finish Notes: Human Impact on Ecosystems
4. Work on Ecology Unit Review Worksheet
 
Homework due Friday 3.29.19
1. Ecology Unit Review Worksheet due FRIDAY
2. Environmental Issues Tutorial due MONDAY
    a. On Jupiter
3. Ecology Unit Packet due MONDAY
 
Reminders
- Ecology Unit Test: Mon 4.1
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
Last Modified: Friday, March 29 4:38 PM

Due:

No classes due to PSAT and SAT
Last Modified: Thursday, March 28 1:44 PM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 3.26.19
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: Ozone Layer Depletion Notes off my desk
Grab: Ecology Unit Review Worksheet off my desk
Take out: Acid Rain Notes
Write:
What makes rain naturally acidic?
What causes acid rain?
How does acid rain affect ecosystems?
2. Goal: Describe how overpopulation effects Earth’s resources; Describe the sources, types, and effects of air pollution; Explain how air pollution contributes to acid rain; Describe how water pollution affects ecosystems; Explain how biomagnification causes accumulation of toxins in food chains; Explain how introduced species affect ecosystems and biodiversity; Explain how protecting an umbrella species can protect an entire ecosystem
3. Continue Notes: Human Impact on Ecosystems
    a. Biomagnification, Smog & Ground Level Ozone, Deforestation
 
Homework due Thursday 3.28.19
1. Ozone Layer Depletion Notes
    a. Watch and take notes using link: https://youtu.be/Bz9sc5Jgsvc
2. Thursday you need your laptops
3. Ecology Unit Review Worksheet due FRIDAY
 
Reminders
- Ecology Unit Test: Mon 4.1
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 26 1:23 PM

Due:

Agenda for Monday 3.25.19
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: Human Impact on Ecosystems Notes AND Acid Rain Notes off my desk.
If you need to turn in mini project do so
2. Goal: Describe how overpopulation effects Earth’s resources; Describe the sources, types, and effects of air pollution; Explain how air pollution contributes to acid rain; Describe how water pollution affects ecosystems; Explain how biomagnification causes accumulation of toxins in food chains; Explain how introduced species affect ecosystems and biodiversity; Explain how protecting an umbrella species can protect an entire ecosystem.
3. Review Ecology Quiz
4. Notes: Human Impact on Ecosystems
    a. Covered Overpopulation, Ecological Footprint (not in Kobe video), and Green House Effect
 
Homework due Tuesday 3.26.19
1. Acid Rain Notes
    a. Watch and take notes using link: https://youtu.be/o3Vh0pnkLqM
2. Thursday you need your laptops
Last Modified: Monday, March 25 3:07 PM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 3.15.19
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: Ecological Interactions & Relationships Worksheet and blank white paper off my desk.
Read: Worksheet to understand what to do.
2. Goal: Create a poster depicting an original researched example of an ecological interaction between organisms; Demonstrate your understanding of the different ecological interactions.
3. Mini Project: Ecological Interactions & Relationships
 
Homework due Monday 3.25.19
1. Have a great break
 
Reminders
- Ecology Unit Test: Mon 4.1
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
Last Modified: Monday, March 25 1:39 PM

Due:

Agenda for Thursday 3.14.19
1. DNA: Grab Ecological Succession Notes off my desk.
2. Goal: Describe the processes of primary and secondary succession; Explain the differences of primary and secondary succession; Explain the importance of pioneer species and what they are; Connect phosphorus cycle to pioneer species; Understand that the only constant in ecology is change.
3. Notes: Ecological Succession
 
Homework due Friday 3.15.19
1. Research your community interactions mini project topic given in class (email me if absent). Come to class with an original example (not from textbook or notes) to create a poster due at the end of the period. Try to find something really interesting that will teach us something new. You can bring supplies if you’d like and any notes that will help you write/draw your topic. I will have paper, colored pencils, glue, and tape only.
 
Reminders
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
- Ecology Unit Test: Mon 4.1
Last Modified: Friday, March 15 10:25 AM

Due:

Agenda for Wednesday 3.13.19 (Career Day 25 min)
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: Community Interactions Notes
2. Goal: Compare and contrast interspecific/intraspecific completion; Explain the competitive exclusion principle and what it results in; Describe the diff types of symbiosis; Explain how predation and parasitism are different.
3. Finish: Community Interactions Notes (see yesterday's link)
 
Homework due Thursday 3.14.19
1. Continue that mini break
 
Reminders
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
- Ecology Unit Test: Mon 4.7
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 13 1:59 PM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 3.12.19
1. DNA
Do:
Get ready for quiz:
2. Goal: Assess what you know. Compare and contrast interspecific/intraspecific completion; Explain the competitive exclusion principle and what it results in; Describe the diff types of symbiosis; Explain how predation and parasitism are different.
3. Quiz: Ecology Unit
4. Start: Community Interactions Notes
    a. Stopped after predation
 
Homework due Wednesday 3.13.19
1. Take a mini break
 
Reminders
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
- Ecology Unit Test: Mon 4.1
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 13 2:58 PM

Due:

Agenda for Monday 3.11.19
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: Ecology Unit Review Worksheet Part I
2. Goal: Review
3. Correct and Review: Biogeochemical Cycles Review Worksheet and Ecology Unit Review Worksheet Part I (see Jupiter for keys and review game)
 
Homework due Tuesday 3.12.19
1. Study for quiz
 
Reminders
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
- Ecology Unit Test: Mon 4.1
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 12 3:25 PM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 3.8.19 (Mr. Kraft)
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: DNA ½ sheet off my desk.
    DNA Questions below:
    a. What is a keystone species?
    b. Give an example of a keystone species and explain its role within its ecosystem.
2. Goal: Summarize Earth’s hydrologic and biochemical cycles; Relate these cycles to how energy flows within ecosystems.
3. Class work: Biogeochemical Cycles Review Worksheet
4. Start homework
 
Homework due Monday 3.11.19
1. Ecology Unit Review Worksheet Part I
 
Reminders
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
- Ecology Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 12 2:00 PM

Due:

Agenda for Thursday 3.7.19
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: Biogeochemical Cycle Notes off my desk
2. Goal: Summarize Earth’s hydrologic and biochemical cycles; Relate these cycles to how energy flows within ecosystems.
3. Finish Notes: Biogeochemical Cycles (click yesterday's link)
 
Homework due Friday 3.8.19
1. If you need to finish any of the notes this is your hw. You will need all your notes for this unit for class tomorrow.

Reminders
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
- Ecology Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 12 1:58 PM

Due:

Agenda for Wednesday 3.6.19
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: Biogeochemical Cycle Notes off my desk
Take out: Food Web worksheet and compare it with your neighbor
2. Goal: Summarize Earth’s hydrologic and biochemical cycles; Relate these cycles to how energy flows within ecosystems.
3. Correct homework
4. Start Notes: Biogeochemical Cycles
    a. Hydrologic Cycle
 
Homework due Thursday 3.7.19
1. Phosphorous Cycle Tutorial - See Jupiter

Reminders
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
- Ecology Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 6 12:17 PM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 3.5.19
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: Food Web worksheet and compare it with your neighbor
Take out: Energy in Ecosystems Notes
2. Goal: Describe the structure of a food chain; Explain how food chains and trophic levels are related; Analyze feeding relationships in a food web; Trace the flow of energy through an ecosystem using an energy pyramid; relate energy pyramids to food chains and trophic levels.
3. Finish Notes: Energy in Ecosystems
 
Homework due Wednesday 3.6.19
1. Back of Food Web Worksheet

Reminders
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
- Ecology Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 6 12:12 PM

Due:

Agenda for Monday 3.4.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Take out: Virtual Population Activity
- Take out: New sheet of paper for DNAs. Title it: Ecology Unit DNAs
Write:
- Draw the food chain that was described in the virtual population lab.
- What is the competitive exclusion principle? How was it demonstrated in the lab?
.- How did you know your population of paramecia had reached carrying capacity?
2. Review Lab: Virtual Population Activity
3. Start Notes: Energy in Ecosystems
 
Homework due Tuesday 3.5.19
1. Front of Food Web Worksheet – read and follow all the directions!

Reminders
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
- Ecology Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Monday, March 4 3:43 PM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 3.1.19
1. DNA
Do:
1. Your computers, if you have one should not be open.
2. Take out: The Living Earth Worksheet
3. Take out: Ecology Notes
a. On the biome sections of your notes make sure you have the following biomes listed with descriptions:
i. Arctic Tundra
ii. Taiga
iii. Deciduous Forest
iv. Grassland
v. Desert
vi. Rainforest
2. Goal: Demonstrate how competition for natural resources in the environment can affect population growth; Explain how availability of resources can be limiting factors for populations.
3. Review a few concepts from Ecology Notes
4. Lab: Virtual Population Activity
a. Go to link for "Population Lab Activity" (here) or go to Bio Internet Lesson Links (it takes a minute to load so be patient)
b. Make sure you read all the directions on the Internet Lesson BEFORE you start - ALL the answers are there, but you can only find them if you read.
c. USE PENCIL!
d. Count carefully and patiently - if you right click on the track pad buttons/use fingers on touch screen you can zoom in and out - also use the grid to help
 
Homework due Monday 3.4.19
1. Finish lab

Reminders
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
- Ecology Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Monday, March 4 3:44 PM

Due:

Agenda for Thursday 2.28.19 (Go to Cherney to get Laptops)
1. DNA (none today as we did not meet)
2. Goal: Get computer and learn how to use them
3. Go to Cherney Lecture Hall to get Laptop
 
Homework due Friday 3.1.19
1. The Living Earth Worksheet
    a. In addition to writing the answers in the appropriate spot, I also want you to highlight the answers to questions 1 – 6, 8, and 9 in the reading.
2. Bring fully charged laptop to school – we are using them to do a lab tomorrow

Reminders
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Tues 3.12
- Ecology Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Thursday, February 28 1:31 PM

Due:

Agenda for Wednesday 2.27.19 (E15 minutes: 39 minutes)
1. DNA
Do:
Turn in: computer agreement if you have not done so.
Grab: ruler off my desk
Take out: pencil and eraser and put all your things on a lab table to take the graphing quiz.
2. Goal: Assess what you know about graphing
3. Quiz: Graphing - email and see me if absent
 
Homework due Thursday 2.28.19
1. All students: go to Cherney (first floor of STC) during your period tomorrow – do not meet here.
2. Due Friday: The Living Earth Worksheet
    a. In addition to writing the answers in the appropriate spot, I also want you to highlight the   answers to questions 1 – 6, 8, and 9 in the reading.
 
Reminders
- Graphing Quiz: Wed 2.27
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Maybe Mon 3.11
- Ecology Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 27 2:10 PM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 2.26.19 (E15 minutes)
1. DNA
Do:
- Take out:Biome Internet Lesson – bring up to me for a stamp
- We are going to peer review graphs – clear your desks except for something to write with.
2. Goal: Summarize the levels of organization that ecologists study; Identify biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem; Describe how a change in one factor can affect others; Differentiate between habitat and niche; Describe factors that affect population size; Compare slow/exponential growth and carrying capacity; Identify factors that limit population size.
3. Peer review of peppered moth graph
4. Finish Ecology Notes
 
Homework due Wednesday 2.27.19
1. Graphing quiz tomorrow
    a. See PowerPoint on Jupiter for review
2. Finish notes if not finished in class
 
Reminders
- Graphing Quiz: Wed 2.27
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Maybe Mon 3.11
- Ecology Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 26 11:19 AM

Due:

Agenda for Monday 2.25.19
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: Notes and Internet Lesson off my desk
2. Goal: Summarize the levels of organization that ecologists study; Identify biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem; Describe how a change in one factor can affect others; Differentiate between habitat and niche; Describe factors that affect population size; Compare slow/exponential growth and carrying capacity; Identify factors that limit population size.
3. Start notes on Ecology
 
Homework due Tuesday 2.26.19
1. Biome Internet Lesson (see link on Biology Internet Lesson Links)
2. Review graphing with resources on Jupiter
 
Reminders
- Graphing Quiz: Wed 2.27
- Ecology Unit Quiz: Maybe Mon 3.11
- Ecology Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Monday, February 25 1:27 PM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 2.22.19
1. DNA: Turn in packet and get ready to take the test
2. Goal: Assess understanding of Evolution
3. Test: Evolution Unit
    a. See and email me if abs
 
Homework due Monday 2.25.19
1. None
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Test: Fri 2.22
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
Last Modified: Monday, February 25 3:25 PM

Due:

Agenda for Thursday 2.21.19
1. DNA
Do:
Take out Evo Unit Review Worksheet
Write:
Explain the Miller-Urey experiment. Why is it so important?
2. Goal: Review Evolution
3. Review
 
Homework due Friday 2.22.19
1. Finish and correct Evolution Unit Review Worksheet
2. Put together Evo Unit Packet
3. Study
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Test: Fri 2.22
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
Last Modified: Monday, February 25 3:23 PM

Due:

Agenda for Wednesday 2.20.19
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: notes 368 – 371, and bring to me for a stamp
2. Goal: Behave for IT staff and learn about the rules for using the school issued computers :)
3. Review
 
Homework due Thursday 2.21.19
1. Evolution Unit Review Worksheet:
    a. Complete ATLEAST pages 1 – 3
    b. 4 – 5 are due on Friday
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Test: Fri 2.22
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 20 3:11 PM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 2.19.19
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: piece of paper and title it Evolution Unit DNAs – see white board for question.
Write:
Draw divergent evolution, convergent evolution, and adaptive radiation. Explain your drawing and how these patterns in evolution explain homologous and analogous structures.
2. Goal: Understand that evolution through natural selection is not random; explain how species can shape each other over time; Be able to explain the different types and rates of evolution; Be able to compare different types and rates of extinction; Be able to explain and give examples of divergent evolution, convergent evolution, and adaptive radiation.
3. Review Notes: Patterns in Evolution
 
Homework due Wednesday 2.20.19
1. Read and notes pages 368 – 371. You can use the 12.3 PowerNotes on the my school page if you would like.  There is also a link in the materials section on Jupiter.
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Test: Fri 2.22
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 19 1:26 PM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 2.15.19
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: notes off my desk
Take out: patterns in evolution (11.6) Power Notes
2. Goal: Understand that evolution through natural selection is not random; explain how species can shape each other over time; Be able to explain the different types and rates of evolution; Be able to compare different types and rates of extinction.
3. Notes: Patterns in Evolution
4. Review: Evolution Unit Quiz
 
Homework due Tuesday 2.19.19
1. Finish the patterns of evolution notes that were not finished in class using the notes page given in class. If you were absent: The Beverly Biology Notes don't 100% match with the notes outline given in class.  Do the parts that are covered in the video and you can get the other parts from another student or me.
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Test: Fri 2.22
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 19 1:26 PM

Due:

Agenda for Thursday 2.14.19
1. DNA
Do:
Grab: little ½ sheet off my desk…this is your DNA
Take out: Speciation Paragraph
Make sure you have your words highlighted/circled
2. Goal: Be able to explain how new organisms evolve on Earth using the evolution unit vocabulary; review understanding of DNA Unit.
3. Review student speciation paragraphs
   a. I showed a framework for how to create it using all the vocabulary
4. Review: DNA Unit Test
 
Homework due Friday 2.15.19
1. Read pages 347 – 351 and use the graphic organizer given in class to take notes. Make sure that your notes include more than just the definitions. Examples need to be added as well.
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Test: Fri 2.22
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
Last Modified: Thursday, February 14 1:31 PM

Due:

Agenda for Wednesday 2.13.19
1. DNA
2. Goal: Be able to explain how new organisms evolve on Earth using the vocabulary below.
3. Finish: Speciation Notes
 
Homework due Thursday 2.14.19
1. In your own words write a paragraph that explains how speciation takes place through 1 of the 3 types of reproductive isolation – using an example. Do NOT use HUMANS in your example. Your paragraph must contain the words (circle or highlight the words - do not need to do this every time they are used):
• Speciation
• Gene flow
• Reproductive isolation
• Either Geographic, Behavioral, or Temporal Isolation
• Species
• Fertile/non fertile
• New
• Mate
• Offspring
• Mutations/crossing over/variations
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Test: Fri 2.22
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 13 3:11 PM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 2.8.19
1. DNA
2. Goal: Evaluate the components of a graph using a rubric; Be able to define speciation and gene flow.
3. Peer review: Peppered Moth Graphs
4. Speciation Internet Lesson
    a. On my school webpage under “Biology Internet Lesson Links

Homework due Tuesday 2.12.19
1. Finish Speciation Internet Lesson
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
- Evolution Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Friday, February 8 4:07 PM

Due:

Agenda for Thursday 2.7.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Get ready for quiz:
   Need: Pencil and eraser
   No electronics on body – in bag
   Something to work on for after - under desk
   Bags on lab table
   Listen for your name as I pass out Scantrons
2. Goal: Assess what you know about the History of Evolution; Natural Selection; Evidence or Evolution
3. Quiz: Evolution Unit – Email and see me if abs

Homework due Friday 2.8.19
1. Watch Top Chef on Bravo – that’s what I’m doing – Relax :)
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
- Evolution Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Thursday, February 7 10:17 AM

Due:

Agenda for Wednesday 2.6.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Grab: little ½ sheet off my desk – this is your DNA - See Jupiter
- Take out: Evolution Evidence Worksheet
2. Goal: Reflect on what you know/need help with for our quiz tomorrow; ask questions to increase understanding/clarify.
3. Correct HW
4. Play: Review Game - See Jupiter

Homework due Thursday 2.7.19
1. Study for quiz tomorrow
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
- Evolution Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Thursday, February 7 10:13 AM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 2.5.19
1. DNA
Do:
Take out: Evolution Evidence Notes
2. Goal: Understand that there are multiple different types of evidence that support the theory of Evolution; Be able to explain how the 5 types of evidence support the conclusion that all life shares a common ancestor.
3. Finish Notes: Evidence for Evolution

Homework due Wednesday 2.6.19
1. Evolution Evidence Worksheet
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
- Evolution Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 5 1:49 PM

Due:

Agenda for Monday 2.4.19
1. DNA
2. Goal: Understand that there are multiple different types of evidence that support the theory of Evolution; Be able to explain how fossils provide evidence for evolution; Be able to analyze strata (rock layers) and determine the relative age of fossils; Be able to explain radiometric dating and why it is used; Explain the relationship between fossils and modern organisms – How do transitional fossils help to create a link between organisms.
3. DQ: Pages 310 – 314
    a. Yes = Period 4
4. Continue Notes: Evidence for Evolution

Homework due Tuesday 2.5.19
1. Study – Quiz on Thursday – IDEAS: Print out study guide and start creating your own study guide, answer review questions at the end of the notes, rewrite notes, summarize notes in your own words, make vocab flashcards, etc
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
- Evolution Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Monday, February 4 4:14 PM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 2.1.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Get into your lab groups to finish lab.
- When finished put your written labs together then your graphs together. Staple the graphs BEHIND the written lab.
- Turn in at front.
- Grab: Evidence for Evolution notes off my desk.
2. Goal: Understand that there are multiple different types of evidence that support the theory of Evolution; Be able to explain how fossils provide evidence for evolution; Be able to analyze strata (rock layers) and determine the relative age of fossils; Be able to explain radiometric dating and why it is used.
3. Finish Lab Questions and turn in Lab
4. Starts Notes: Evidence for Evolution
    a. Stopped at Radiometric Dating

Homework due Monday 2.4.19
1. Read and take notes on pages 310 – 314 for a DICE QUIZ
    a. Front and back of ONE page HANDWRITTEN ONLY
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
- Evolution Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Monday, February 4 4:12 PM

Due:

Agenda for Thursday 1.31.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Grab: Lab off my desk and read through.
2. Goal: Explain and apply natural selection, variation, adaptation using various examples.
3. Lab: Thumb Adaptation
a. If present: See data for your period on Jupiter to finish lab analysis questions and graph.
b. If absent: Complete lab using data for your class period - copy all the data. Complete your graph using the data for task A. You only need to find the averages for the task you are graphing, which is task A.
 
Homework due Friday 2.1.19
1. Complete graph for your assigned task.
2. You will only get 10 minutes in class to complete analysis questions. If you think this will not be enough time then you need to collaborate with your group members outside of class.
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
- Evolution Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Thursday, January 31 3:09 PM

Due:

Agenda for Wednesday 1.30.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Take out: Natural Selection Tutorial
2. Goal: Identify and explain the difference between variation and adaptation; Be able to list and explain the 4 factors that drive natural selection; explain the differences between natural, artificial selection, and sexual selection.
3. Review:
    a. Peppered Moth Study and Analysis Questions
    b. Q & A on Evolution Unit
4. Talk about Sexual Selection in organisms
    a. Watch 2 min video on Birds of Paradise
    b. See me for these notes if absent
 
Homework due Thursday 1.31.19
1. Wear shoes with laces that can be tied and a sweater/sweatshirt
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Thurs 2.7
- Evolution Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Thursday, January 31 2:57 PM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 1.29.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Take out: Natural Selection Notes
- Take out: Peppered Moth Mini Lab Part II (what we did yesterday). I am going to stamp – do not turn in.
- Turn in Peppered Moth Mini Lab (the hw worksheet from the weekend with the graph) @ front. If you redid your graph staple it to the back of your old graph.
2. Goal: Identify and explain the difference between variation and adaptation; Be able to list and explain the 4 factors that drive natural selection; explain the difference between natural and artificial selection; Explain how the creation and overuse of antibiotics has led to the evolution of drug resistant bacteria.
3. Tutorial: Natural Selection
    a. See directions on Jupiter for how to access
 
Homework due Wednesday 1.30.19
1. Finish Natural Selection Tutorial
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Tues 2.5
- Evolution Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 29 2:38 PM

Due:

Agenda for Monday 1.28.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Bring Peppered Moth Mini Lab up to me for a stamp.
2. Goal: Explain the difference between variation and adaptation; Explain/analyze data using natural selection; Identify proper elements of a graph.
3. Lab: Peppered Moth Mini Lab Part II
    a. Analysis
4. Discuss proper elements of a graph
 
Homework due Tuesday 1.29.19
1. Optional: Redo Peppered Moth Mini Lab Graph
2. Finish Analysis questions if not in class
3. Take notes on Natural Selection PowerPoint using link on Jupiter/school website (Beverly Biology) - Make sure your notes are organized - they cannot be one giant paragraph.
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Tues 2.5
- Evolution Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Monday, January 28 1:33 PM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 1.25.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Grab: Notes off my desk
2. Goal: Explain the difference between variation and adaptation; Explain the difference between acquired inheritance and natural selection.
3. Notes: Evolution History
 
Homework due Monday 1.28.19
1. Peppered Moth Mini Lab
 
Reminders
- Evolution Unit Quiz: Tues 2.5
- Evolution Unit Test: TBD
Last Modified: Monday, January 28 3:10 PM

Due:

Agenda for Thursday 1.24.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Get ready for test!
2. Goal: Assess what we know about DNA and RNA
3. Test: DNA Unit
 
Homework due Friday 1.25.19
1. None
 
Reminders
- DNA Unit Test: Thurs 1.24
- DNA Unit Quiz: Mon 1.14
Last Modified: Friday, January 25 4:42 PM

Due:

Agenda for Wednesday 1.23.19 (Open House)
1. DNA
Do:
- Grab: DNA Unit Packet directions off my desk IF YOU NEED THEM
- Take out: DNA Unit Review Worksheet and bring up to me for a stamp
- You have one last written DNA for this unit…See below:
Write:
- What concepts in this unit do you feel the most confident about? Why?
- The least? Why?
2. Goal: Review and reflect on what you know and don’t know about DNA.
3. Review: DNA Unit quiz
4. General unit review: ASK QUESTIONS!
 
Homework due Thursday 1.24.19
1. DNA Unit Packet
2. See KEY for DNA Unit Review Worksheet
3. Test = STUDY!
 
Reminders
- DNA Unit Test: Thurs 1.24
- DNA Unit Quiz: Mon 1.14
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 23 2:32 PM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 1.22.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Grab: DNA Unit Packet directions off my desk.
2. Goal: Set-up future schedule with counselor
3. Freshmen Counselor Meetings
 
Homework due Wednesday 1.23.19
1. DNA Unit Review Worksheet
2. DNA Unit Packet due Thursday
 
Reminders
- DNA Unit Test: Thurs 1.24
- DNA Unit Quiz: Mon 1.14
Last Modified: Friday, January 25 4:44 PM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 1.18.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Take out: Transcription and Translation Model Cut-outs
2. Goal: Be able to read and apply amino acid chart; Understand the purpose of a codon/anticodon and how it relates to protein synthesis; Create a protein given a strand of mRNA; Create a new DNA molecule given a template strand; Understand/Analyze the different types of DNA mutations and how they affect the overall protein; Explain how a mutagen can change proteins.
3. Counselor Meeting Info
    a. Freshmen: Go to counselor at beginning of period on Tuesday – Only non freshmen are to report to class.
4. Activity: Transcription and Translation Models
 
Homework due Wednesday 1.23.19
1. DNA Unit Review Worksheet
 
Reminders
- DNA Unit Test: Thurs 1.24
- DNA Unit Quiz: Mon 1.14
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 23 2:33 PM

Due:

Agenda for Thursday 1.17.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Grab: Mutation Notes off my desk
- Take out: Translation and Mutations Practice Worksheet
2. Goal: Be able to read and apply amino acid chart; Understand the purpose of a codon/anticodon and how it relates to protein synthesis; Create a protein given a strand of mRNA; Understand/Analyze the different types of DNA mutations and how they affect the overall protein; Explain how a mutagen can change proteins.
3. Correct Homework
4. Notes: Mutations
 
Homework due Friday 1.18.19
1. Finish Mutation Notes if not finished in class
2. Your page of cut-outs for the activity tomorrow
 
Reminders
- DNA Unit Test: Thurs 1.24
- DNA Unit Quiz: Mon 1.14
Last Modified: Thursday, January 17 1:16 PM

Due:

Agenda for Wednesday 1.16.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Take out: Translation Tutorial
Write:
- Transcribe the DNA strand below. If the UPPERCASE LETTERS represent INTRONS and the lowercase letters represent exons, what would be the FINAL processed mRNA strand?
TAcGCAatcGgGcATTcaAgtTaGAc
2. Goal: Be able to read and apply amino acid chart; Understand the purpose of a codon/anticodon and how it relates to protein synthesis; Describe the steps of protein synthesis (Transcription and Translation); Explain where, when, and why protein synthesis takes place; Create a protein given a strand of mRNA; Understand the role of introns/exons in transcription.
3. Review Transcription & Translation
    a. Practice Problems completed & corrected
 
Homework due Thursday 1.17.19
1. Translation and Mutations Practice Worksheet
 
Reminders
- DNA Unit Test: Thurs 1.24
- DNA Unit Quiz: Mon 1.14
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 16 3:04 PM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 1.15.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Take out: Translation Notes
2. Goal: Be able to read and apply amino acid chart; Understand the purpose of a codon/anticodon and how it relates to protein synthesis; Describe the steps of protein synthesis (Transcription and Translation); Explain where, when, and why protein synthesis takes place; Create a protein given a strand of mRNA.
3. Finish Notes: DNA Translation
4. Translation practice questions (see Jupiter)
 
Homework due Wednesday 1.16.19
1. Translation Tutorial (see Jupiter for tutorial - worksheet was given in class)
 
Reminders
- DNA Unit Test: Thurs 1.24
- DNA Unit Quiz: Mon 1.14
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 15 3:37 PM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 1.22.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Grab: DNA Unit Packet directions off my desk.
2. Goal: Set-up future schedule with counselor
3. Freshmen Counselor Meetings
 
Homework due Wednesday 1.23.19
1. DNA Unit Review Worksheet
2. DNA Unit Packet due Thursday
 
Reminders
- DNA Unit Test: Thurs 1.24
- DNA Unit Quiz: Mon 1.14
Last Modified: Friday, January 25 4:40 PM

Due:

Agenda for Monday 1.14.19
1. DNA
Do:
Get Ready for quiz:
- Pencil & eraser
- Electronic devices in bag
- Something to work on after if you’d like
- Bag on lab table
2. Goal: Assess what you know about DNA/RNA and DNA Replication and Transcription; Understand that DNA translation is the second step in protein synthesis; Be able to read and apply amino acid chart; Understand the purpose of a codon and how it relates to protein synthesis.
3. Quiz: DNA Unit
    a. Email me and see me if absent
4. Start Notes: DNA Translation
 
Homework due Tuesday 1.15.19
1. Finish notes through “Translation Overview” if we did not in class.
 
Reminders
- DNA Unit Quiz: Mon 1.14
- DNA Unit Test: Thurs 1.24
Last Modified: Monday, January 14 3:27 PM

Due:

Agenda for Friday 1.11.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Take out: Transcription Tutorial and bring up to me for a stamp
2. Goal: Review understanding of DNA replication and transcription; Reflect on what you do and don’t know
3. Review: DNA Fingerprinting Lab
4. Play: DNA First ½ Review Game (see Jupiter)
 
Homework due Monday 1.14.19
1. Review for quiz on Monday
 
Reminders
- DNA Unit Quiz: Mon 1.14
- DNA Unit Test: Thurs 1.24
Last Modified: Monday, January 14 3:27 PM

Due:

Agenda for Thursday 1.10.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Take out: DNA and RNA Review Worksheet
2. Goal: Be able to compare and contrast DNA/RNA; Describe the types and relationships between the different types of RNA; Explain the Central Dogma in your own words; Explain the importance of DNA Transcription; Be able to explain the process of DNA Transcription.
3. Finish Notes: DNA Transcription
4. Correct DNA & RNA Review Worksheet (hw)
5. Start DNA Transcription Tutorial
 
Homework due Friday 1.11.19
1. Finish Transcription Tutorial (see Jupiter)
    a. Period 3 finish DNA & RNA Review Worksheet
 
Reminders
- DNA Unit Quiz: Mon 1.14
- DNA Unit Test: Thurs 1.24
Last Modified: Thursday, January 10 1:43 PM

Due:

Agenda for Wednesday 1.9.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Take out: Lab and get into groups.
- Finish Lab. You get 15 – 20 minutes.
- Turn in at front to me and grab notes off my desk.
2. Goal: Be able to describe what a RFLP is, the function of a restriction enzyme, read and analyze data on electrophoresis plate, and the importance of DNA fingerprinting; Compare and contrast DNA/RNA; Describe the types and relationships between the different types of RNA; Explain the Central Dogma in your own words; Explain the importance of DNA Transcription; Be able to explain the process of DNA Transcription.
3. Finish Lab: DNA Fingerprinting
4. Start Notes: DNA Transcription
    a. If your class didn’t finish you need to complete on own. We will review tomorrow.
 
Homework due Thursday 1.10.19
1. DNA and RNA Review Worksheet
    a. Period 3 – You were given different instructions. Email me if needed.
 
Reminders 
- DNA Unit Quiz: Fri 1.11
- DNA Unit Test: Thurs 1.24
 
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 9 3:58 PM

Due:

Agenda for Tuesday 1.8.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Take out: DNA Internet Lesson
Write:
- Where does DNA replication take place? When? Why?
- Explain the role of the following enzymes in DNA replication: DNA Helicase & DNA Polymerase
2. Goal: Apply Chargaff’s rules to DNA replication; Explain which enzymes are responsible for DNA replication and describe their responsibilities; Explain DNA replication and the semi-conservative model in your own words; Explain why/where/when DNA replication takes place; Describe the accuracy of DNA replication.
3. Lab: DNA Fingerprinting (email me if absent)
 
Homework due Wednesday 1.9.19
1. Study for your quiz on Friday - Check out the study guide.
2. If you didn’t finish cutting, pasting, cutting your base pairs for your suspect’s DNA strand then you need to finish this.
 
Reminders
- DNA Unit Quiz: Fri 1.11
- DNA Unit Test: Thurs 1.24
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 8 1:17 PM

Due:

Agenda for Monday 1.7.19
1. DNA
Do:
- Grab: DNA Notes off my desk
- Take out: Piece of paper and title it “DNA Unit DNAs”
Write:
- What is/are your intentions for this semester in biology?
- How will you insure you are successful?
2. Goal: Apply Chargaff’s rules to DNA replication; Explain which enzymes are responsible for DNA replication and describe their responsibilities; Explain DNA replication and the semi-conservative model in your own words; Explain why/where/when DNA replication takes place; Describe the accuracy of DNA replication.
3. Setting Intentions for 2nd Semester
4. Notes: DNA and Replication
 
Homework due Tuesday 1.8.19
1. DNA Internet Lesson
 
Reminders
- DNA Unit Quiz: Fri 1.11
- DNA Unit Test: Thurs 1.24
Last Modified: Monday, January 7 2:04 PM