AP Biology (2015-2016)
2nd and 3rd Periods


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General Information:


AP Biology Syllabus and Class Expectations 2015-16



All about the AP Biology course from the College Board
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Exam Date Monday, May 9, 2016, 8 am

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FIRST SEMESTER 2015-16


PLANS 8/5-7/2015



Wed
8/5
Orientation
Books
Discuss lab for Thursday.
Discuss Chapter One Reading Questions

HW: Make sure Chaps 2 and 3 Assignments (part of summer work) are completed by Friday. There will be a quiz on Chap 1 on Friday.
Don't forget the pill bugs!
Thurs
8/6
Lab on Animal Behavior

HW: Completed Lab to be turned in on Monday. Guided Reading Questions Chaps 2 and 3 are due on Friday. Quiz on Chap 1 reading on Friday

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Fri
8/7
Quiz on Chapter 1
Discuss Chapters 2 and 3
.
HW: Lab on Behavior Due Monday


PLANS 8/10-14/15


Monday
8/10/14
Take up Behavior Labs
Finish discussing Chapters 2

HW: Study Guide Questions (2)
Tuesday
8/11/14
Discuss Chapter 3 Chemistry of water

HW: Study Guide Questions (3)
Wednesday
8/12/14
Activity: Modeling Bonding and the Chemistry of Water

HW: Quiz tomorrow on Chapters 2 and 3. Textbook activities online are helpful. Activity paper due tomorrow.
Thursday
8/13/14
Take up water activity papers.
Go over SQ on Chapters 2,3
Quiz on Chapters 2,3

HW: Chapter 4 Guided Reading (omit 1 and 2)

Chap 4 Questions
Friday
8/14/14
Discuss Chapter 4, Carbon compounds, functional groups, isomers

HW: SG Questions Chap 4
Print out all 13 pages of the Guided Reading in Chapter 5 and bring to class. We will work on these pages together in class. Also print out summary sheet at the end of the chapter.
guided reading Chap 5

Plans 8/17-21/15

Mon
8/17
Discuss Carbohydrates and lipids

HW: Complete protein questions on Guided Reading (pgs 38-50)
Tues
8/18
Discuss proteins from guided reading section

HW: Protein worksheet
Wed
8/19
Protein Folding Activity

HW: Protein Computer Search (part of lab)
Test will be Friday August 21st (Chapters 1-5)

Need extra help, watch this Boseman video on macromolecules:
Biological Molecules Boseman
Thurs
8/20
Take up protein labs.
Go over protein question sheet.
Finish discussing macromolecules, including nucleic acids.
Group Worksheet on Recognizing Macromolecules (if time)

HW: SG Questions Chap 5; Quiz tomorrow on Macromolecules - Do this activity.
Large Molecule Problem Set
Fri
8/21
Go over Chapter 5 Study Guide Questions
Quiz on Macromolecules

HW: Study for Test Chaps 1 - 5 on Monday

Study Guide for Test on Chapters 1-5



Powerpoints: Chaps 1-5









Plans 8/24-28/2015


Mon
8/24
TEST on Chapters 1 – 5

HW; None
Tues
8/25
Go over test.
Chap 6 Review Cell Organelles

HW: Watch Bozeman Video on Cell Compartmentalization
Bozeman Biology Video Compartmentalization
Wed
8/26
Discuss Cell Organelles


HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 6
Thurs
8/27
Lab: Investigating Cells and Sizes of Cells

HW: Quiz on Monday on cell organelles
Fri
8/28
Lab: Why Are Cells So Small?

HW: Quiz Monday on cell organelles and compartmentalization
Complete Guided Questions Chap 7; questions 1-14
Chap 7 Questions

AP 2nd period results from contest: in minutes: 1) 33 minutes not finished 2) 6.25 3) 32.4 4) 4.44 5) DQ broke apart 6) 1.09 (winner)
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AP 2nd

Plans 8/31-9/4/2015


Mon
8/31
Go over data from lab.
Finish cell organelle notesheet.
Go over Study Guide Questions.
Case Study: Diseased Cell Organelles

HW:Labs due tomorrow.
Quiz on cell organelles Tuesday.
Tues
9/1
Take up labs.
Quiz on Cell Organelles
Discuss the cell membrane.

HW: Cell Membrane Quiz Thursday.
Cell Membrane
Wed
9/2
Activity: Modeling the Cell Membrane

HW: Finish Guided Reading Questions Chap 7: 15-29
Chap 7 Questions

HW: Quiz on membrane tomorrow.
Thurs
9/4

Progress Reports
Discuss Cell Membrane Model Sheet questions with group (10 min)
Briefly discuss the cell membrane
Quiz on Cell Membrane


HW: Make sure GR questions (15-29) are completed
Fri
9/5
Discuss diffusion and osmosis with problems.

HW: Watch the Boseman video on Water Potential
Boseman Water Potential
Complete information sheet on water potential. Questions are in the margins. This is
a complex concept so PLEASE watch the video and try to "wade" through this!
Bring your lab notebook Tuesday!

Plans 9/7-11/2015


Mon
9/7
Labor Day holiday
Tues
9/8
Discuss procedure for written-up lab reports.
Discuss upcoming lab about diffusion and osmosis (Wednesday and Thursday)
As a group, come up with a hypothesis and procedure for your lab.

Discuss water potential.


HW: Sections 1-3 in your lab notebook should be complete.
Test will be next Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Wed
9/9
Lab on Diffusion and Osmosis

HW: Water Potential Problems
Thurs
9/10
Finish lab.
Go over water potential problems

HW: Complete lab and questions in lab notebook - due Turn in Monday.
Fri
9/11
Discuss transport proteins, active transport

HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 7; Quiz on Chap 7 Monday. Watch online book activities

Plans 9/14-18/2015

Mon
9/14
Go over study guide questions (Chap 7)
Quiz on Chapter 7

HW: Study for test on Chapters 6 and 7


Tues
9/15
Test on Chapters 6,7

HW: Chapter 8 Reading Guide 1-14 Chap 8 Reading Guide
Wed
9/16
Go over test
Discuss Chap 8 Energy and ATP
Practicing Biology in Class Groups

HW: Watch Boseman video on Coupled Reactions
Boseman Coupled Reactions
Thurs
9/17
HALF-DAY
Discuss Bioenergetics.

HW: Chapter 8 Reading Guide 15-30
Chap 8 Reading Guide
Fri
9/18
Go over Guided Reading Chap 8
Discuss enzymes.

HW: SG Questions Chap 8

Plans 9/21-25/2015

Monday
9/21
Discuss enzymes.
HW: SG Questions Chap 8
Tuesday
9/22
Lab: Toothpickase – A Simulated Enzyme Inquiry

HW: Finish lab to turn in tomorrow. Make sure SG Questions Chap 8 are completed.
Read Enzyme Lab Procedure. Do prelab questions.
A good review of the lab:
http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/labbench/lab2/concepts.html
Wednesday
9/23
Discuss lab on enzymes.
Discuss miniposters.
Break up into groups to decide on Student Based Inquiry to be conducted Friday. Formulate a procedure and have it approved by me.
Thursday
9/24
Lab: Enzyme Catalysis

HW: Work on lab reports (Due Monday)
Friday
9/25
Lab: Enzyme Catalysis (Student-designed experiment)
Miniposters will be assembled IN CLASS on Friday, October 2nd.

HW: Guided Reading Chapter 9, questions 1-11 (Print out all the pages for this chapter.)
Guided Reading Chapter 9

Plans 9/28- 10/2/2015


Monday
9/28
Take up labs.
Discuss miniposters (to be assembled in class on Friday)
Discuss Cellular Respiration generally from Guided Reading questions.

HW; Guided Reading Chapter 9:18-23
Guided Reading Chapter 9
Tuesday
9/29
Discuss glycolysis and the Krebs Cycle (You do not need to memorize each step but rather have a general idea of the process in terms of energy transfer.)

HW: Questions on Glycolysis and Krebs Cycle
Watch the Khan Academy Videos if needed for reinforcement about glycolysis and Krebs Cycle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juM2ROSLWfw&feature=fvwrel,
Wednesday
9/30
Go over questions.
Any further discussion of Gly and Krebs as needed

HW: Quiz tomorrow on Glycolysis and Krebs Cycle
Questions 24-33 in Guided Reading Chap 9
Thursday
10/01
Quiz on Gly and Krebs
Discuss oxidative phosphorylation and fermentation.

HW: Prepare for miniposters to be assembled in class Friday.
Friday
10/02
Assemble Miniposters on Enzyme Experiment

HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 9

Plans 10/5-9/2015

Monday
10/5
Quiz on Glycolysis and the Krebs Cycle
Discuss the ETC and fermentation
Group sheet on CR if time

HW: Study Guide questions Chap 9
Tuesday
10/6
Miniposter Presentations and Peer Rating
Go over study guide questions (9)

HW: Prelab Questions on Cell Respiration Lab
Wednesday
10/7
End of first
nine-weeks
Lab: Cellular Respiration

HW: Guided Reading Chap 10 Photosynthesis 1-20
Bozeman video on photosynthesis is good infor here
Guided Reading Chap 10
Photo Boseman
CR labs due Friday.
Thursday
10/8
Continue to discuss cell respiration and the ETC.

HW: CR labs due Friday. Quiz on CR Friday.
SG Questions 10
Friday
10/9
Take up CR labs.
Go over SG questions 10
Quiz on CR

HW: Write first 3 sections in your lab notebook for the photosynthesis lab.

Fall Break: 10/12,13

FIRST SEMESTER - SECOND NINE WEEKS

Plans 10/12- 16/2015

Monday
10/12
Fall Break
Tuesday
10/13
Teacher Work Day
Wednesday
10/14
PSAT
Thursday
10/15
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Discussing Photosynthesis with Guided Reading, specifically the light reaction
Discuss lab and how to use the spectrophotometer.
HW: Finish Guided Reading 21-27 (not CAM and C4 reactions) Guided Reading Chap 10
Friday
10/16
Lab: Photosynthesis: DPIP Reduction in the Light Reaction
HW: Finish lab to turn in on Monday next week.
Quiz Wednesday on photosynthesis, Test next Thursday on Chaps 8-10







HW: FInish lab to turn in Monday. SG Questions 11

Plans 10/19 - 23/2015

Monday
10/19
Take up DPIP Photosynthesis labs
Discuss the light-independent reaction of photosynthesis
Discuss lab for Tuesday.
Go over SG Questions 10 if time.

HW: Quiz on Photosynthesis Wed
Tuesday
10/20
Lab: Leaf Disk Assay in Photosynthesis

HW: Study for quiz on photosynthesis on Wednesday. CR paper for review.
Test will be Thursday 8-10
Wednesday
10/22
Quiz on photosynthesis
Discuss lab, particularly standard deviation and standard error.
Finish photo lab and turn in as a group.

HW: Study for test!
Thursday
10/23
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Test on Chapters 8-10

HW: Guided Reading Chap 52:1-12
Chap 52 Guided Reading
Friday
10/24
Pep Rally
Go over test.
Discuss Chap 52 from Guided Reading quest ions
HW: Photosynthesis Leaf Lab Due Monday.

Plans 10/26-30/2015

Monday
10/26
Discuss Chap 52: Ecology, biotic, abiotic factors.
HW: Worksheet Chapter 52

Tuesday
10/27
Discuss foundations of ecology Chapter 52
HW: Worksheet on Chapter 53

Wednesday
10/28
Finish discussing Chapter 52, begin Chap 53

HW: None
Thursday
10/29
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Group work on Chapter 53 Practicing Biology

HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 53
Friday
10/30
Discuss Chapter 53 questions from Practicing Biology
HW: Worksheet Chapter 54

Quiz Monday on Chap 53
Field Trip to Hunting Island November 13th.

Plans 11/2-6/2015

Monday
11/2
Go over Quiz on Chapter 53.
Return labs on Cellular Respiration and go over. Discuss in particular ectothermic and endothermic
organisms.

HW: Make sure Chap 54 worksheet is completed.
Tuesday
11/3
Discuss Chap 54 Communities

HW: Worksheet on Chapter 55

HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 54
Begin Chap 55 Worksheet
Wednesday
11/4
Go over Chap 54 SG Questions
Video on Introduced Species in Georgia

HW: Make sure 55 worksheets are completed.
Thursday
11/5
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Begin Chapter 55

HW: Study Guide Questions on 55
Friday
11/6
Work on lab activity: Energy Transfer (paper lab)

Link to the lab. It is on Miller's AP Bio....scroll down to Energy Conversion Activity
Energy Lab

Test planned for next Wednesday.
Friday is Hunting Island Trip (11/13)

HW: Finish paper lab on Energy Transfer and do DO and primary productivity paper.

Plans 11/9 - 13/2015


Monday
11/16
Take up paper activities.
Finish discussing Chapter 55.

HW: Study for quiz on Chapters 54 and 55. Additional problems to practice.
Tuesday
11/17
Quiz on 54 and 55.
Review for test on Ecology (52-56)

HW: Study for test on Ecology (52-56)






Wednesday
11/18
Test on Ecology (52-56)

HW: None
Thursday
11/19
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Go over test.
Discuss field trip to Hunting Island

HW; Get ready for FT. Bring your lunch!
Friday
11/20
Field Trip to Hunting Island!

HI work will be due Monday, Dec. 7th.

HW: Guided Reading Chap 12: 1-17
Guided Reading Chap 12

Plans: 11/16 - 20 /2015

Monday
11/16
Begin Chapter 12; discuss why cells have to divide (review cell division and diffusion lab); cell cycle and mitosis

HW: Mitosis Graph and Question #47 on Guided Reading Chapter 12
Good video for review:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65SODTL_QsA
Tuesday
11/17
Activity: Modeling Mitosis and Observing Cells in Plant and Animal Mitosis

HW: Guided Reading Chap 12: 31-46
Wednesday
11/18
Discuss Cell Cycle Control and Cancer Cells

HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 12; Quiz on Fri Chap 12; watch the activities online from Chap 12
Please print out and read the attached article for the Case Study tomorrow. Bring it with you.
HeLa Cells Article
Thursday
11/19
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Case Study: HeLa Cells

HW: Guided Reading Chap 13: 1- 26 (some of these questions are review) Please print out all of the pages as we will work on 19-26 in class. Most of the first 18 are review.
Chap 13 Guided Reading Questions
Quiz Friday on Chap 12.
Friday
11/20
Finish Case Study (5 minutes)
Quiz Chap 12
Discuss Meiosis.

HW: None
Have a Great Thanksgiving!

Plans 11/30-12/4/2015

Monday
11/30
Activity: Modeling Meiosis

HW: Meiosis Graph Sheet
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Tuesday
12/1
Review meiosis, contrast meiosis with mitosis, discuss gametogenesis.

Discuss crossing-over activity with Sordaria to complete last part of lab on Cell Cycle at home.
For more information, look at Sordaria Lab powerpoint. At the end of the powerpoint are several slides which you can use to make your counts of the spores.



HW: S G Ques Chap 13, Meiosis Quiz Wed



Meiosis and Sordaria Activities will be due on Friday.
Wednesday
12/2
Discuss study guide questions Chap 13
Quiz on meiosis (Chap 13)

HW: Genetics Sheet (Chap 14)
Thursday
12/3
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Discuss one-trait, two-trait, incomplete dominance, test cross

HW: Genetics Sheet #2
Friday
12/4
Take up Meiosis and Sordaria activity sheets.
Discuss probability, other modes of inheritance

HW: Finish Genetics Problem Sheet
Quiz Monday on genetics

HI work will be due Monday, Dec. 7th.
Test on Chapters 12-15 next Friday, Dec. 1th.

Plans 12/7-11/2015

Monday
12/7
Take up HI Projects.
Go over genetics problems.
Quiz on Genetics Part I
Discuss Sex-linkage and sex-influenced traits

HW: Genetics problems on sex-linked traits
Tuesday
12/8
Go over genetics problems.
Finish notes on Chap 15 - pedigrees, linkage

HW: Genetics Problems
Wednesday
12/9
Case Study: The Blue People

HW: SG Questions Chap 14,
Thursday
12/10
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Go over genetics homework problems and SG Questions Chap 14.

HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 15
Quiz tomorrow on Genetics.
Friday
12/11
Finish going over problems and Study Guide Sheets.
Quiz on Genetics Problems (Sex-linked, pedigrees, linkage)

HW: Study for Test Monday on Chapters 12 - 15.


Chap 13 PP already posted above.






Monday, December 14 - Test on Chapters 12-15
Tuesday, December 15 - Go over tests

AP BIo first semester exam review

Exams 12/15-18

SECOND SEMESTER 2015-16


Plans 1/4 - 8/2016

Monday
1/4
Staff Development Day
Tuesday
1/5
Discuss Chap 16 about discovery and structure of DNA with video and notesheet.

HW: DNA replication worksheet
Wednesday
1/6
Discuss DNA replication.

Give out Study Guide Questions on Chap 16 and work on those in class and complete for hw.

HW: Finish SG questions. Quiz Thursday on Chap 16. Watch videos online with Chapter.
Thursday
1/7
Go over study guide questions.
Quiz on Chapter 16.

HW: Chap 17 Worksheet on Protein Synthesis
Friday
1/8
Generally discuss Protein Synthesis
Watch video on PS
Begin worksheet on Transcription in Detail.

HW: Complete worksheet on transcription

Plans 1/11 - 15/2016


Monday
1/11
Go over translation in detail.
Watch video on PS.
Role play PS.

HW: SG Questions Chap 17, Quiz on PS on Wednesday.
Look at the activities from Chap 17 online to study for the quiz.
Protein Synthesis Overview
Transcription
RNA Processing
Translation
Tuesday
1/12
Begin Fruit Fly Lab
Counts will be ongoing for several weeks.

HW: Read section on mutations in your book. Complete Testing Your Understanding paper. We will have a quiz on PS tomorrow.
Wednesday
1/13
Go over Study Guide Questions Chap 17 and Testing Your Understanding.
Quiz on PS

HW: None
Thursday
1/14
Discuss prokaryotic gene expression Chap 18.

HW: Finish note sheet on chapter 18.
For extra understanding, watch:
Boseman Gene Regulation
Gene Regulation
Animation of Tryp Operon
Tryp Operon
Friday
1/15
Operon Modeling Activity

HW: Finish questions on activity sheet and concept map on operon

Holiday Monday! Test next Friday!

Plans 1/18 - 22/2016

Monday
1/18
Holiday! MLK Day
Tuesday
1/19
Take up operon activity papers.
Discuss eukaryotic gene expression.

HW: Prepare for case study Tuesday.

Watch:
The Epigenome at a Glance
Identical Twins
DNA packing
Epigenetics

Make sure you understand the difference in genetics and epigenetics and also look up infomation about monozygotic and dizygotic twins, and concordance and discordance as it pertains to traits in twins. Take some notes to bring with you on Tuesday.
Wednesday
1/20
Case Study on Epigenetics

HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 18,
Quiz tomorrow on Chap 18. Look at textbook animations.

The lac Operon
Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
Control of Transcription in Eukaryotes
Post-transcriptional Control
Review of Gene Control in Eukaryotes
Thursday
1/21
Discuss SQ Questions 18
Quiz on Chap 18

HW: Study for test on 16-18

Power points on Chapters 16-18. Remember cancer notes are NOT on the test.







Study Guide for Test on Chapters 16-18


Friday
1/22
Test on Chapters 16 - 18

HW: worksheet on viruses (Chap 19)

Plans 1/25-29/2016

Monday
1/25
Go over tests.
Discuss viruses.

HW: Study Guide Questions on Chap 19, quiz tomorrow on viruses.
Quiz on Viruses Tuesday. Watch activity videos.
Viral replication
Phage Lytic Cycle
Phage Lysogenic Cycle
Retroviruses HIV
Take the quiz!
Quiz
Tuesday
1/26
Complete discussion of viruses. Go over study guide questions.
Quiz on viruses.

HW: Guided Reading questions 1 - 13 (Print out all of the questions since we will be completing all of them except for # 21 (a) and (b)
Chap 20 Questions.
Wednesday
1/27
Discuss biotechnology from homework questions.

HW: Questions 14-20, 29, and 32 from Guided Reading Chapter 20
Thursday
1/28
Activity: Modeling Plasmid Engineering

HW: Prelab questions on Transformation Lab.
Friday
1/29

Pep Rally
Quiz on transformation lab (lab next Monday)
Go over fine points of procedure.
Complete plasmid activity


HW: None

Plans 2/1 - 5/2016

Monday
2/1
Lab on Transformation
HW: Prelab Questions on electrophoresis lab
Tuesday
2/2
Observe labs and record on data sheets.
Discuss electrophoresis and lab tomorrow.

HW: RFLP paper
Wednesday
2/3
Period 2: Lab on Gel electrophoresis
Period 3: Finish Plasmid activity.
Go over RFLP paper.
(These will be flip-flopped on Wednesday.)

HW. Guided Reading Questions 22 - 34
Thursday
2/4
Same as above, flipped.
Period 2 will examine results of gel electrophoresis and measure gel patterns and finish the plasmid activity
Period 3 will do the lab activity.
HW: Plasmid activity and Transformation experiment reports due Monday now.

Last day to count flies.
Friday
2/5
Take up labs.Period 3 will examine results of gel electrophoresis and measure gel patterns.
Gather data from fruit fly lab. Labs due Feb 29th (write-up lab)

HW: Gel electrophoresis labs, transformation, plasmid modeling activities all due Monday
.

Plans 2/8-12/2016

Monday
2/8
Take up labs.
Finish discussing Chap 20
Generally discuss uses of biotechnology.

HW: Chap 20 Study Guide Questions
Tuesday
2/9
Go over Chap 20 SG questions.

HW: Study for test on Chap 19-20




Wednesday
2/10
Test on Chapters 19-20

HW: None
Thursday
2/11
Go over test on Chap 19-20.
Pre-test on Evolution

HW: None
Friday
2/12
Watch video: What Darwin Never Knew

HW: None
No school Feb 15 and 16!

STOP HERE **






















































Microarray

HW: Virtual Lab: Bacteria ID Using PCR
Virtual Lab
Use this worksheet to record your answers.

Test on 19-21 Wednesday!

Plans 2/9 - 13/2015



Monday
2/9
Take up Virtual Labs on Identifying bacteria with PCR
Go over the microarray paper about yeast fermentation.
Finish discussing this content area with Chapter 21 future of biotechnology and transposons.

HW: Make sure Chap 20 questions are completed.
Tuesday
2/10
Watch the Annenberg video on MicroArray and Genomics.
Go over Chap 20 SG questions.

HW: Study for test on Chap 19-21 (only a few concepts in 21; see study guide.)
Wednesday
2/11
Test on Chapters 19-21

HW: None
Thursday
2/12
Go over test on Chap 19-21.
Pre-test on Evolution

HW: Guided Reading Questions Chap 22 1-14
Reading Guide Chapter 22
Friday
2/13
Watch video: What Darwin Never Knew

HW: None
No school Feb 16 and 17!

Plans 2/16 - 20/2015

Monday
2/16
Holiday!
Tuesday
2/17
Teacher staff day
Wednesday
2/18
Discuss Chap 22.
Practicing Biology (Heitz, Giffen) 22:2,3

HW: Finish Chap 22 worksheets and study guide questions, quiz on Chap 22 Thursday
Thursday
2/19
Chap 22 Quiz
Discuss Chap 23 and H-W principle

HW: Guided Reading Questions Chapter 23 (1-18). Print out all of the questions please.
Guided Reading Chapter 23
Friday
2/20
Go over problems. Finish Chap 23, types of selection, genetic drift, etc.

HW: HW Problems

Plans 2/23-27/2015

Monday
2/24
Go over problems. Finish Chap 23, types of selection, genetic drift, etc.

HW: Chap 23 Study Guide Questions
Tuesday
2/25
Activity: Population Genetics and Evolution
Lab will be due on Friday.

HW: Quiz tomorrow on Chap 23
Chap 24 Guided Reading 1-9
Guided Reading Chapter 24
Wednesday
2/26
Go over Chap 23 Study Guide Questions
Quiz on Chap 23

HW: Guided Reading 10-18
Thursday
2/27
Discuss Chap 24 – speciation

HW: Lab HW due tomorrow.
Study Guide Questions on Chap 24 due Monday.
Friday
2/28
Take up pop gen labs
Case Study on Speciation

HW: Question #5. Summarize and bring in article.
Quiz on Case Study on Monday
Study Guide Questions Chap 24 dur Monday.

Question # 5:

What else do you need to know to validate your conclusion? Go online and research what you can find out. Think of a specific question you are trying to asnwer. PRINT out the article you used and SUMMARIZE your findings. Remember the case involves the Hawthorn maggot fly and the apply maggot fly.

Test on Chapters 22-24 next Tuesday.




Plans 3/2-6/2015

Monday
3/2
Finish Case Study; class discussion of final decision
Quiz on Case Study relevant to speciation

HW: Study for test on Chapters 22-24
Tuesday
3/3
Test – Chapters 22-24

HW: Guided Reading Chapter 25:1-11
Wednesday
3/4
Go over test.
Begin discussion of Chap 25 – Origin of Life on Earth

HW: Answer questions relative to two hypotheses on the molecular origin of life for case study on Monday.
Thursday
3/5
Case Study: In groups, discuss the arguments for the two hypotheses of the origin of life given for homework.

HW: Chap 25 Guided Reading Questions 19-34
Friday
3/6
Quiz on Guided Reading Sections
Discuss the rest of Chapter 25

HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 25

SIGN UP FOR AP EXAMS NEXT WEEK!

Plans 3/9-13/2015

SIGN UP FOR AP EXAMS!
Monday
3/9
Lab: Origin of Life Coacervates Formation

HW: Worksheet on Chap 26
Tuesday
3/10
Finish Chapter 25
Go over SG Questions

HW: Make sure Chap 26 is completed.
Wednesday
3/11
Discuss Chap 26, cladograms

Finish cladogram notesheet.
Thursday
3/12
Half-Day

HW: Prelab for cladogram activity
Friday
3/13
Computer Lab: Cladogram Activity

Hw:Finish Cladogram activity questions
Study for test Chapters 25-26 on Tuesday.



Plans 3/16-20/2015

Monday
3/16
Take up labs.
Finish Chapter 26 on domains and ring of life
Go over SG questions Chap 26

HW: Study for test
Tuesday
3/17
Test on Chapters 25, 26

HW: None
Wednesday
3/18
Go over tests
Discuss homeostasis in general using charts and Boseman video on powerpoint.

HW: Questions on thermoregulation from Chapter 40:3
Thursday
3/19
Discuss thermoregulation
Watch feedback mechanism video and complete chart

HW: Watch Boseman Video on Evolutionary Development of Homeostatic Mechanisms in Organ Systems and answer questions on sheet

Homeostatic Evolution

Quiz on feedback mechanisms Friday.
https://youtu.be/CLv3SkF_Eag
Friday
3/20
Quiz on feedback mechanisms.

Generally discuss osmoregulation and digestive system focusing on homeostatic mechanisms

HW: Prepare for Case Study

Plans 3/23 - 27/2015

Monday
3/23
Discuss excretory system and respiratory systems and homeostasis mechanisms.

HW: Prepare for Case Study
Bring with you to class information.
Summarize and give references:
1) how dehydration affects the body:
symptoms of dehydration
2) Also what is meant by the 60-40-20 rule for the body’s use of water.
3) Does age, weight, or sex affect water loss or water requirements?
Tuesday
3/24
Case Study on Dehydration.

HW: Worksheet on digestion and circulation
Wednesday
3/25
Discuss respiration and circulation from worksheets

HW: Watch the Boseman videos Cell Communication http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnGXItWrJ3k&feature=youtu.be
and Evolutionary Significance of Cell Communication video. Complete the worksheet. You also need to refer to your book: Section 11:1
Thursday
3/26
Discuss Cell Signaling (Chap 11) in detail. READ THIS CHAPTER.

HW: You need to watch the activities below. Also Boseman has a video on Cell Signaling.
overview
reception
signal transduction pathway
cellular response
Friday
3/27
Finish discussing cell signaling.
Discuss Cell Signaling model to be assembled in class on Tuesday.

HW:
HW: Study for quiz on cell signaling, take quiz on activities for practice.
quiz
Study Guide Questions Chap 11.
Model assembly Tuesday in class.

Test will be next Friday, April 3rd.

Plans 3/30 - 4/3/2015

Monday
3/31
Go over Study Guide Questions
Quiz on Chap 11 Cell Signaling
Introduce types of hormones

HW: Be prepared to assemble models.
Tuesday
4/1
Signaling Models will be assembled in class.

HW: Worksheet on hormones
Wednesday
4/2
Peer review of signaling models.

Discuss hormones

HW: Worksheet on plant hormones and responses
Thursday
4/3
Discuss homework.
Review for test.

HW: Study for test on all notes



Friday
4/4
Test on Homeostasis

HW: None
AP Exam MAY 11th!

Plans 4/13-17/2015


Monday
4/13
Spring Break!.
Tuesday
4/14
Return tests on homeostasis and discuss. Discuss lab on transpiration for Wednesday.

HW: Prepare for lab.
Wednesday
4/15
Lab: Transpiration

HW: Guided Reading Chap 43: 1-11.
Reading Guide Questions Chapter 43

You need to read this chapter! This homework is over Section 43:1.
Thursday
4/16
Gather data from transpiration lab.
Quiz on homework sheet.
Review the innate response from homework sheet. Begin the acquired immune response.
HW: Finish worksheet on the Acquired Response.
Friday
4/17
Discuss homework sheet.

HW: Lab Reports due Monday
Quiz Wednesday on Immune System.
Tuesday – paper modeling of the acquired immune response.
AP Exam MAY 11th!

Data for all environmental conditions in water loss per mm2 expressed in scientific notation as 10^-6

Initial time
Control
Light
Fan
High humidity
Two trials

0
0
0
0
0
0
5 min
7
0
6
1
2
10 min
11
0
7
3
3
15 min
14
11
8
4
5
20 min
17.5
37
10
4
6
25 min
21
64
15
4
6
30 min
29
128
17
4
6
35 min
37
149
18
4
6
40 min
40
160
-
4
6
45 min
58.5
192
-
4
7
50 min
68
213
78
4
8
55 min
78
224
118
4
8
60 min
81
256
135
4
8

Stomata average (top)

Control before (5 open, 2 closed) after (4 open; 2 closed)
Light before (4 closed) after (4 open)
Fan before (4 open, 3 closed), after (6 open, 5 closed)
Humidity before (3 open, 7 closed), after (5 open, 3 closed)

Plans 4/20-24/2015


Monday
4/20
Take up labs on Transpiration.
Continue to discuss the immune system.

HW: Virtual Lab on Immune System
virtual lab

Download the worksheet for the lab.

Tuesday
4/21
Modeling the Acquired Immune System

HW: SG Questions Chap 43
Quiz Wed on the Immune System
Wednesday
4/22
Take up virtual Lab.
Go over SG Questions.
Quiz on Immune System

HW: Guided Reading Chap 48: 1-19
Guided Reading 48
Thursday
4/23
Discuss the nervous system.

HW: Finish synapse worksheet. Watch Mouse Party and fill out chart.
Mouse Party
Friday
4/24
Activity: Jumpin’ the Gap

HW: Finish the activity sheet.

AP Exam MAY 11th!

Plans 4/27-5/1/2015

Monday
4/27
Take up activity sheets.
Finish discussing the synapse.
Hand out note sheets on Chap 49, Nervous Systems and begin discussion.

HW: Finish note sheets (Quiz tomorrow on hw)
Tuesday
4/28
Quiz on Chap 49 from HW.
Finish discussing Chap 49.
Hand out sheets on Chapter 50 Sensory and Motor Mechanisms

HW: Finish note sheets
Wednesday
4/29
Discuss how muscles function.

HW: Study Guide Questions 48
Thursday
4/30
Go over SG Questions 48.
Discuss Behavior with note sheet.

HW; SG Questions 49,50

HW: Watch Boseman video on Plant and Animal Defenses

Boseman Video
Friday
5/1
Finish discussing behavior.
Go over SG Questions 49 and 50.

HW: Study for test on Immune, nervous, behavior












AP Bio Review Sat morning here 9-12

AP Bio Exam May 11!


Plans 5/4-8/2015
Monday
5/4
Test on Immune, Nervous, Behavior

HW: Study for AP exam!
Tuesday
5/5
Go over the test.
Watch video on development with questions

HW: Guided Reading 18: 36-46, 47:41-44
Wednesday
5/6
Discuss development

HW: Study Guide Questions
Thursday
5/7
Case Study: Development

HW; Case Study Supplement
Friday
5/8
Review development and go over questions

Quiz on development

HW: Practice Test on Saturday 9 am
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OLD PLANS


Plans 1/6-10/14

Monday
1/6
Staff Development Day
Tuesday
1/7
Review Chap 16 about structure of DNA
Give out Study Guide Questions on Chap 16 and work on those in class. Go over the answers.
HW: Chap 17 Worksheet Protein Synthesis
Wednesday
1/8
Generally discuss Protein Synthesis
Watch video on PS
Begin worksheet on Transcription in Detail.
HW: Complete worksheets on Protein Synthesis in Detail
Thursday
1/9
Go over Protein Synthesis in Detail
Role play protein synthesis
HW: Chap 17 Study Guide Questions
Friday
1/10
Go over Chap 17 Study Guide Questions
Group Work: Test Your Understanding
HW: Quiz on Protein Synthesis Monday
Look at the activities from Chap 17
Protein Synthesis Overview
Transcription
RNA Processing
Translation

Plans 1/13-17/14

Monday
1/13
Go over Study Guide Questions Chap 17 and Testing Your Understanding.
Quiz on Protein Synthesis
Discuss prokaryotic gene expression Chap 18.
HW: Finish note sheet on chapter 18.
Tuesday
1/14
Operon Modeling Activity

HW: Finish questions on activity sheet and concept map on operon.
Boseman Gene Regulation
Gene Regulation
Animation of Tryp Operon
Tryp Operon
Wednesday
1/15
Take up operon activity papers.
Discuss eukaryotic gene expression.
HW: Prepare for case study Thursday.
Watch:
The Epigenome at a Glance
Identical Twins
DNA packing
Epigenetics
Make sure you understand the difference in genetics and epigenetics and also look up infomation about monozygotic and dizygotic twins, and concordance and discordance as it pertains to traits in twins. Take some notes!
Thursday
1/16
Case Study on Epigenetics

HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 18
Quiz tomorrow on Chap 18. Watch textbook computer activities.

The lac Operon
Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
Control of Transcription in Eukaryotes
Post-transcriptional Control
Review of Gene Control in Eukaryotes
Friday
1/17
Discuss study guide questions.
Quiz on Chapter 18
HW: Test Tuesday on Chapters 16-18.

Power points on Chapters 16-18. Remember cancer notes are NOT on the test.



Study Guide for Test on Chapters 16-18

No school on Monday.

Plans 1/20-24/2014


Monday
1/20
Holiday
Tuesday
1/21
Test on Chapters 16-18:3

HW: Worksheet on Chapter 19 Viruses
Wednesday
1/22
Go over tests.
Discuss viruses.
HW: Study Guide Questions on Chap 19

Quiz on Viruses tomorrow. Watch activity videos.
Viral replication
Phage Lytic Cycle
Phage Lysogenic Cycle
Retroviruses HIV
Take the quiz!
Quiz
Thursday
1/23
Complete discussion of viruses.
Go over study guide questions.
Quiz on viruses.
HW: Guided Reading questions 1 - 13 (Print out all of the questions since we will be completing all of them except for # 21 (a) and (b)
Chap 20 Questions.
Friday
1/24
Discuss biotechnology from homework questions.
HW: Prelab questions on transformation lab.

Plans 1/27-31/2014

Monday
1/27
Quiz on transformation lab.
Go over fine points of procedure.
Activity: Modeling Plasmid Engineering

HW: Questions 14-20, 29, and 32 from Guided Reading Chapter 20
Tuesday
1/28
Lab on Transformation

HW: PCR sheet
Wednesday
1/29
Complete lab on transformation and plasmid activity

HW: Plasmid Map Paper
Plasmid Activity Due Thursday
Thursday
1/30
Discuss Gel Electrophoresis and prepare for lab.
RFLP Worksheet

HW: Guided Reading Questions 21(c) – 28
Transformation labs due Friday
Friday
1/31
Period 1: Lab on Gel electrophoresis
Period 2: Discuss microarray, cloning, stem cells
(These will be flip-flopped on Monday.)

HW. Guided Reading Questions 30,31,33, 34

SNOW DAYS 1/29 - 30 !

Plans 2/3-7/2014


Monday
2/3
Discuss Gel Electrophoresis and prepare for lab.
RFLP Worksheet
HW: Guided Reading Questions 21(c) – 28
Plasmid activity due tomorrow.
Tuesday
2/4
Period 1: Lab on Gel electrophoresis
Period 2: Discuss microarray, cloning, stem cells Chap 20
(These will be flip-flopped on Wednesday.)
HW. Guided Reading Questions 30,31,33, 34
Wednesday
2/5
Same as above, flipped.
Period 1 will examine results of gel electrophoresis and measure gel patterns
Period 2 will do the lab activity.
HW: Study Guide Questions on Chap 20
Thursday
2/6
Period 2 will examine results of gel electrophoresis and measure gel patterns.
Period 1 will finish notes on Chap 20.
HW: Gel Electrophoresis lab due Friday.
Friday
2/7
Take up labs.
Quiz on labs.
Discuss cloning and stem cells.
HW: Virtual Lab: Bacteria ID using PCR
Virtual Lab

Test 19-21 Tuesday

Powerpoints




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P Glo 2014
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Gel Electrophoresis Experiment Results




Plans: 2/10-14/2014


Monday
2/10
Take up Virtual Labs.
Microarray Activity

HW: Finish lab. Have Chap 20 questions finished

A great animation on microarray technology
Microarray.
Tuesday
2/11
Discuss transposons and future of biotechnology.
Go over Chap 20 Study Guide Questions
HW: Study for Test on Chapters 19-20.
Wednesday
2/12
Test on Chapters 19, 20

HW: None
Thursday
2/13
Go over tests.
Pre-test on Evolution: What do you know?
HW: To be assigned
Friday
2/14
Watch video: “What Darwin Never Knew”
HW: None
No school Feb 17-18th!

Snow days Feb 12-14!

Plans 2/24-28/14

Monday
2/24
Discuss Chap 22.
Practicing Biology (Heitz, Giffen) 22:2,3

HW: Chap 23 Worksheet, quiz on Chap 22 Tuesday
Tuesday
2/25
Chap 22 Quiz
Discuss Chap 23 and H-W principle

HW: H-W problems
Wednesday
2/26
Go over problems. Finish Chap 23, types of selection, genetic drift, etc.

HW: Chap 23 Study Guide Questions
Thursday
2/27
Activity: Population Genetics and Evolution

HW: Finish Lab (due Monday). Quiz tomorrow on Chap 23, Guided Reading Questions Chap 24
Friday
2/28
Go over Chap 23 Study Guide Questions
Quiz on Chap 23
Discuss speciation Chap 24

HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 24, labs on pop gen due Monday.

Test on Chapters 22-24 next Thursday.

Plans 3/3-7/2014


Monday
3/3
Take up pop gen labs
Continue to discuss Chap 24 – speciation
Go over study guide questions from 24.
Prepare for Case Study on speciation.
HW: none
Tuesday
3/4
Case Study on Speciation

HW: Question #5. Summarize and bring in article.

Question # 5:
What else do you need to know to validate your conclusion? Go online and research what you can find out. Think of a specific question you are trying to asnwer. PRINT out the article you used and SUMMARIZE your findings. Remember the case involves the Hawthorn maggot fly and the apply maggot fly.
Wednesday
3/5
Finish Case Study; class discussion of final decision
Quiz on Case Study relevant to speciation
HW: Study for test on Chapters 22-24





Thursday
3/6
Test – Chapters 22-24

HW: Guided Reading Chapter 25:1-11
Guided Reading 25
Friday
3/7
Go over test.
Begin discussion of Chap 25 – Origin of Life on Earth
HW: Answer questions relative to two hypotheses on the molecular origin of life for case study on Monday.

Plans 3/10-14/14

Monday
3/10
Case Study: In groups, discuss the arguments for the two hypotheses of the origin of life given for homework.
HW: Chap 25 Guided Reading Questions 19-34
Tuesday
3/11
Lab: Origin of Life Coacervates Format
HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 25
Wednesday
3/12
.
Generally discuss Chapter 25, important events.
HW: Guided Reading Chap 26: 1- 14.
Reading Questions 26
Thursday
3/13
HALF DAY
Discuss cladogram construction.
HW: Prelab for Cladogram activity
Friday
3/14
Computer Lab: Cladogram Activity

Hw:Finish Cladogram activity questions, Coacervates lab due Monday also.

For your gene of interest, go to
Gene search site
Blast Site
Blast site

Plans 3/17-21/2014

Monday
3/17
Take up labs.
Finish Chapter 26 on domains and ring of life
Go over SG questions Chap 26
HW: Study for test
Tuesday
3/18
Test on Chapters 25, 26

HW: Watch Boseman videos on homeostasis and fill in charts

Boseman video on homeostasis

Boseman video on Feedback Loops

Only fill in the first three columns in the chart below:
B
Wednesday
3/19
Go over tests
Discuss homeostasis in general and examples done for homework
HW: Watch Boseman Video on Evolutionary Development of Homeostatic Mechanisms in Organ Systems and answer questions on sheet
Homeostatic Evolution

Thursday
3/20
Generally discuss osmoregulation, respiratory, circulatory, digestive system focusing on homeostatic mechanisms

HW: Since we did not finish our notes, we will have the case study on Monday and lab on Tuesday. We will have a quiz on feedback regulation tomorrow so make sure you understand the concept.
Friday
3/21
Finish notes on general systems.
Quiz on feedback loops.

HW: Prepare for Case Study
Bring with you to class information on: (Give references)
1) how dehydration affects the body:
symptoms of dehydration
2) Also what is meant by the 60-40-20 rule for the body’s use of water.
3) Does age, weight, or sex affect water loss or water requirements?

Plans 3/24-28/2014

Monday
3/24
Teacher Evaluation disrupted 1st period plans for Case Study.
Went over quiz from Friday.
Finished discussing systems (resp, exc)
(2nd Period watched 1st video in class since no evaluation for them)
HW: Watch the Boseman videos Cell Communication http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnGXItWrJ3k&feature=youtu.be
and Evolutionary Significance of Cell Communication video. Complete the worksheet. You also need to refer to your book: Section 11:1


Tuesday
3/25
Case Study on Dehydration

HW: worksheet on in-depth cell signaling. You need to watch the activities below to answer the questions on the worksheet. This will be a good review once we have gone over it in class.
overview
reception
signal transduction pathway
cellular response
cellular response
Wednesday
3/26
Discuss cell signaling (Chap 11) in detail.



HW: Study for quiz on cell signaling, take quiz on activities for practice.
quiz
Study Guide Questions Chap 11.
Thursday
3/27
Go over study guide questions
Quiz on cell signaling
Discuss general types of hormones and their modes of action.
HW: Animal Hormones Paper
Friday
3/28
Discuss hormones
Prepare for Cell Signaling Model with groups. These will be done in class on Monday and presented on Tuesday.
HW: Prepare cell signaling model
Test will be next Friday (4/4)

Plans 3/31 - 4/4/2014

Monday
3/31
Signaling Models will be assembled in class.
HW: Signaling Models
Tuesday
4/1
Presentation of Signaling Models
Rubric

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HW: Chapter 39 Worksheet on Plant Hormones and Responses
Wednesday
4/2
Discuss Plant responses and hormones
HW: Prelab questions
Thursday
4/3
Lab on Transpiration and Stomata Count
HW: Study for test on Homeostasis

Do not spend a lot of time memorizing specific hormones. The test is mostly interpretative. The main ones are pancreatic, thyroid, and adrenal medulla.

Study Guide (also includes College Board expectations)




Friday
4/4
Test on Homeostasis

HW: Labs will be due on Wednesday when we return from the break.
AP Exam MAY 12th!

Plans 4/15-18/2014

Tuesday
4/15
Gather data from transpiration experiment.
Notes on the Immune System Chapter 43

HW: Complete worksheet on the immune system
Labs on Transpiration due Wed.
Make Up test for those who missed the test on homeostasis Wed after school.
Wednesday
4/16
Continue with the Immune System (Chap 43). YOU NEED TO READ THIS CHAPTER!

HW:Label diagrams on note sheet
Thursday
4/17
Go over the test on homeostasis.
Finish the immune system.

HW: Answer questions on study sheet. Quiz on immune system on Monday
Friday
4/18
Model the Immune System

HW: Virtual Lab on Immune System
virtual lab
Download the worksheet for the lab.

Quiz on the Immune System on Monday.
Study Guide Questions on the Immune System (Chap 45)
Powerpoint on Chapter 43


Plans 4/21 - 25/2014

Monday
4/21
Take up virtual labs.
Finish discussing immune system.
Go over SG Questions (43)
Quiz on immune syst
HW: Guided Reading Chap 48: 1-19

Guided Reading 48
Tuesday
4/22
Discuss the nervous system

HW: Finish Synapse worksheet. Watch Mouse Party and explain (on paper) how heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine affect the synapse and the resulting effect. We will model this in class with three large groups.
Mouse Party
Wednesday
4/23
Activity: Jumpin’ the Gap

HW: Finish activity sheet
Thursday
4/24
Case Study: Taking It on the Chin

HW: Chap 48 Study Guide Questions
Friday
4/25
Worksheet in class on Chapter 49

HW: Finish worksheet

Plans 4/28-5/2/2014


Monday: Worksheet in class Chapter 50

Tuesday: Go over study guide questions (48) and Chapter 49. HW: Behavior Worksheet


Wednesday: Finish discussing Chap 50 (sensory), Quiz on Chap 49,
HW: Study for quiz on muscle action

Thursday: Quiz on muscle action
Discuss behavior.

HW: Watch Boseman video on Plant and Animal Defenses
Boseman Video

Friday:
Go over study guide questions.
HW: Study for test on Monday on immune, nervous, behavior

Review for test.








How to sign up to find your scores. Based on our area, the scores should be ready July 5.

1. Sign up for a College Board account at **__apscore.org__**. Students must have an account to access their scores. Some students may already have an account. Have them confirm thining in.
2. Remember your College Board username and password and your 2014 AP number (or student ID number if you provided it on your AP answer sheet).
3. Look for an email at the email address you put on your AP answer sheet reminding you how and when to access your scores.

Plans 5/5-9/2014

Monday (5/5) Test on Immune, Nervous, Behavior
HW: Watch Boseman video on development and answer questions on worksheet
Development video

Tuesday (5/6)
Return tests and go over.
Watch video on Genetics of Development
Chapter 47: 41-44
HW: Guided Reading Questions Chapter 18:36-46 only
Chap 18
HW: Guided Reading Chap 47:41-44.
Chap 47 Guided Reading

Wednesday (5/7)
Discuss development
HW: Study Guide Question Sheet

Thursday (5/8)
Case Study: Development
HW: Extension of CS

Friday (5/9)
Go over study guide questions
Quiz on Development


HW: Study!
At the beginning of the wikipages, there are links to course (also below), labs, Boseman videos, etc.
All about the AP Biology course from the College Board. Look over this to see what is expected from students.
College Board site

SATURDAY May 10th - Practice AP Exam. Even if you are not taking the AP exam AND you do not plan on exempting, you have to take this exam. If you cannot come on Saturday, then you will take the exam on the exam day.

MONDAY 8 am - AP BIO EXAM

Plans 5/12-15/2014


Monday
5/12
AP BIOLOGY EXAM 8 am
Tuesday
5/13
Discuss ELISA Lab protocol for tomorrow’s lab. Work on Pre-Lab Questions
HW: Pre-lab questions
Wednesday
5/14
ELISA LAB

HW: Finish Lab Reports.
Thursday
5/15
AP History Exam

HW: None
Friday
5/16
Watch Your Inner Fish

HW: None

Plans 5/19-20/2014

Monday
5/19
Guest Speaker - EDDIE!
Tuesday
5/20
Return labs and case studies. Discuss course.

IT WAS A GREAT YEAR! Thanks for working hard and entertaining me every single day! Have a great summer!

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Plans 3/25-29

Monday
3/25
Review nerve transmission.
Go over study guide questions.
Quiz on Chap 48, nervous system

HW: Worksheet on Chap 49
Tuesday
3/26
Discuss Chap 49

HW: Guided Reading Questions Chap 50 (1-11)
Guided Reading Chap 50
Wednesday
3/27
Discuss sensory perception.

HW: Guided Reading Questions Chap 50 (12-21)
Guided Reading Chap 50
Thursday
3/28
Discuss neuromuscular action
Model the Sarcomere

HW: Prepare for field trip tomorrow.
Friday
3/29
Field Trip To Edisto Island
(project not due until after Spring Break)

HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 49, 50
Test will be next Tuesday on Immune and Nervous (Chaps 43, 39 Plant defenses, 48, 49, 50)
Study Guide for Test

Plans 4/1-5

Monday
4/01
Finish Sarcomere and Neuromuscular Activity
Watch BIoflix video on muscle action.
Finish notes on muscles.

HW: Study for quiz on muscle action tomorrow.
Tuesday
4/02
Go over study guide questions.
Quiz on muscle action.
Review for test.





HW: Study for test on immune, plant defenses, nervous, sensory
Wednesday
4/03
Test on Immune and Nervous (Chaps 43, 39 Plant defenses, 48, 49, 50)

HW: Watch Boseman Video Development and Timing
Boseman video
Thursday
4/04
Go over test.

Introduce Development
Video on Development: prevideo questions.

HW: Guided Reading Questions Chapter 18:37-46 only
Chap 18
Friday
4/05
Lecture on Development timing and coordination, importance of apoptosis

HW: None
Edisto Projects Due April 22nd.
Have a Great Spring Break!

Plans 4/15-19

Monday
4/15
Finish discussing Chap 18

HW: Guided Reading Chap 47:24-31, and 41-43.
Chap 47 Guided Reading
Tuesday
4/16
Case Study on Silencing the Hedgehog Pathway

HW: Supplement to Case Study
Wednesday
4/17
Discuss fate maps and induction experiments.
Discuss various experimental outcomes in groups.

HW: Study Guide Questions
Thursday
4/18
Go over study guide questions.
Development and Embryology Lab

HW: Study for test.

Friday
4/19
Test on Developmental Biology
Chap 18:4,5
Chap 21:6
Chap 47: part of 2, 3

HW: Labs due Monday. Worksheet on Behavior Chap 51

FIELDTRIP PROJECTS ARE DUE APRIL 29th!

AP BIO EXAM MAY 13!

Plans 4/22-26

Monday
4/22
Go over tests.
Prepare plants for Energy Interactions Lab
HW: SG Questions Chap 51
Tuesday
4/23
Lecture on Behavior
H-G Practicing Biology
HW: Prepare for Behavior Lab
Each group needs to prepare two water bottles with caps.
Wednesday
4/24
AP Biology Behavior Lab

HW: Finish Lab; Complete Chi Square Analysis LABS DUE MONDAY
Boseman Video Chi Square!

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Thursday
4/25
Case Study

HW: Ecology (52) Worksheet

Friday
4/26
Discuss Ecology: Biotic, Abiotic factors, Biomes

HW: Edisto Projects due Monday, April 29th! Behavior Labs Due.

Plans 4/29 - 5/3

Monday
4/29
Take up Edisto Projects and Behavior Labs
Begin Energy Dynamics Lab
HW; Chap 53 Worksheet
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Tuesday
4/30
Peer Review of Gifted Bio Biome Projects
Peer Review of Edisto Projects
Discuss Population Dynamics with HW sheet.
HW: Finish Chap 53 Worksheet
Wednesday
5/1
Mass Plants.
H-G Instructional Biology Review of Populations as a Group
HW: SG Questions Chap 53; Quiz tomorrow on Population Ecology
Video on Pop Growth
Chap 53 Activity Density and Size
Activity Survivorship Curves
Activity Age Structure Graphs
Human Population Growth
Thursday
5/2
Quiz on Chap 53, Populations.
Discuss Community Ecology Chap 54
HW: SG Questions Chap 54
Friday
5/3
H-G Instructional Biology Review of Interactions as a Group.
Review Lab instructions for labs on Monday and Tuesday
HW: Chap 55 Worksheet

PRACTICE AP EXAM SATURDAY MORNING AT 9. Please come in the back door.

Plans 5/6 - 10

Monday
5/6
Take up Prelab Questions on Transpiration.
Students select and obtain wet biomass of ten additional plants for Energy Lab.
Measurements need to be made on larvae for Part II of Energy Lab.
Transpiration Lab Part I: Stomata Peel Lab
HW: Read Part II of lab and become familiar with the procedure.
Worksheet Chapter 55 needs to be completed by Wednesday for discussion in class.

Tuesday
5/7
Transpiration Lab: Part II

HW: Practice Problems for AP Exam
Wednesday
5/8
Record Data from Groups. Discuss results. Labs will be completed in class the Tuesday after the exam.
Discuss Chap 55
HW: Study Guide Questions on 54 and 55
Quiz tomorrow on 54 and 55.
Thursday
5/9
Mass Plants and record.
(We will complete those labs after the AP exam.)
Go over study guide questions.
Quiz on Chap 54 and 55.

​Powerpoints:



HW: Study for Behavior and Ecology Test

Friday
5/10
Behavior and Ecology Test
You may come after school and look at your test since AP test is Monday,

HW: AP Test Monday Morning!

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We are so excited to expand this program statewide, but unlike the metro area, we need help getting student applicants from this area to fill these positions.
Do you possibly know any teachers and /or administrators that might want be willing to encourage their students to take advantage of this opportunity? Students will receive $1000 for their 5 week STEM project based internship and will work 25-30 hours a week.
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Plans 8/20-24


Mon Protein Folding Activity
HW: Protein Computer Search (part of lab)
Tues
8/21
Go over Protein questions (1,3)
Discuss nucleic acids
Worksheet on Recognizing Macromolecules
HW: SG Questions Chap 5; Quiz tomorrow on Macromolecules
Work through these problems:
Large molecule problem set
Wed
8/22
Go over Chapter 5 Study Guide Questions
Quiz on Macromolecules
HW: Study for Test Chaps 1 - 5
Thurs
8/23
TEST on Chapters 1 – 5
HW: Chap 6 Cell Organelle Paper for Review
Fri
8/24
Go over test.
Chap 6 Review Cell Organelles
HW:Watch Bozeman Biology Video Compartmentalization
Bozeman Biology Video Compartmentalization
Quiz Monday on video and organelles.









Plans 8/27-31

Mon
8/27
Finish discussing cell organelles and compartmentalization
HW: Chap 6 Study Guide Questions
Tues
8/28
Lab: Investigating Cells and Sizes of Cells with the Microscope
HW: Finish lab to turn in Wed.
Wed
8/29
Lab: Why Are Cells So Small?
HW: Complete Guided Chapter 7 Questions 1 - 14
Chap 7 Questions
Thurs
8/30
Finish Lab
Quiz on Cell Parts and Compartmentalization
Guided Chapter 7 Questions 15-29
uizFri
8/31
Quiz on cell membrane - moved to next Tuesday
Activity: Modeling the Cell Membrane
HW: Cell Membrane Candy Quiz Tuesday.
Cell Membrane
Have a great Labor Day!

Plans 9/3-7

Mon
9/3
Labor Day Holiday
Tues
9/4
Finish Cell Membrane Model Sheets
Briefly discuss the cell membrane
Candy Quiz on Cell Membrane
HW: Osmosis Problem Sheet
Wed
9/5
Discuss diffusion, osmosis, and water potential.
Go over osmosis problems.
Discuss upcoming lab about diffusion and osmosis.
HW: In your lab notebook, write out introduction and method sections.
Thurs
9/6
PROGRESS
REPORTS
Lab on Diffusion and Osmosis
HW: None
Fri
9/7
Finish lab.
Go over water potential problems.
help with water potential
HW: Complete lab write up in lab notebook and also potato cell potential lab (on paper)

Plans 9/10 -14

Mon
9/10
Take up labs.
Discuss Transport Proteins, Active Transport
HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 7
Quiz Tues on Chap 7 (Watch CD activities)
Tues
9/11
Go over study guide questions on Chap 7
CD Activity Quiz Chap 7
HW: Study for Test on Chapters 6,7

Wed
9/12
Test on Chapters 6 and 7.
HW: Chapter 8 Reading Guide Questions 1-14
Chap 8 Reading Guide
Thurs
9/13
Half-Day
Go over test
HW: Watch Bozeman Videos
bioenergetics
Coupled Reactions
Fri
9/14
Discuss Bioenergetics Chap 8
"Practicing Biology" in Class Groups
HW: Finish Guided Reading Chapter 8: 15 - 30

Plans 9/17-21


Mon
9/17
Go over SG questions on bioenergetics.
Discuss enzymes.
HW: Finish Study Guide questions Chap 8
Tues
9/18
Lab: Toothpickase – A Simulated Enzyme Inquiry
HW: Finish Lab to turn in Wed. Read Enzyme Lab Procedure. Do prelab questions.
A good review of the lab:
http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/labbench/lab2/concepts.html
Quiz tomorrow on Chap 8
Wed
9/19
Go over study guide questions.
Quiz on Chap 8
Discuss Lab on Enzymes.
Discuss miniposters.
Break up into groups to decide on Student Based Inquiry to be conducted on Friday. Formulate a procedure and have approved by me.
HW: none
Thurs
9/20
Lab on Enzymes
HW: Work on lab. Lab will be due Monday.
Fri
9/21
Student-designed Extension of Enzyme Lab
HW: Group preparation of MiniPoster of Student Experimentation.- will be due Friday for peer review.
miniposter.jpg miniposter peer review.jpg

Plans 9/24-28

Monday
9/24
Take up labs. Discuss miniposters for Enzyme Student Designed Labs
Discuss Cellular Respiration, specifically Glycolysis (Chap 9) and Fermentation
HW: Watch the Khan Academy Video for reinforcement.
Cell Resp Glycolysis
Tuesday
9/25
Answer questions about glycolysis.
Discuss Krebs Cycle.
HR: Watch the Khan Academy Video for reinforcement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juM2ROSLWfw&feature=fvwrel,
Quiz tomorrow on Glycolysis and Krebs (You do not need to memorize steps, just understand the process.)
Wednesday
9/26
Answer questions on Krebs Cycle
Quiz on Glycolysis and Krebs
HW: Questions 24-33 in Guided Reading Chap 9
Chap 9 Guided Reading
Thursday
9’27
Discuss the Electron Transport Chain
HW: Watch Khan video on ETC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfgCcFXUZRk&feature=relmfu
Have Miniposter ready for Friday.
Friday
9/28
Pep Rally
Miniposter presentations
Finish discussing ETC.
HW: Prelab Questions for Cell Respiration Lab.

Plans 10/1-5



Mon
10/1
Lab: Cellular Respiration
HW: Finish lab.
Tues
10/2
Discuss fermentation.
Go over questions from CR.
Group sheet on CR if time.
HW: Guided Reading on Chap 10 Photosynthesis 1-20
Guided Reading Chap 10
Bozeman Video on Photosynthesis is good infor here
Photo Boseman.
Wed
10/3
Discuss Photosynthesis, light reaction
Discuss lab and variables that can be tested.
HW: Write sections through methods in lab notebook.
Thurs
10/4
Lab: Photosynthesis: Factors affecting the Light Reaction
HW: Finish Questions 21- 27. We will not be discussing the C4 and CAM cycles.
Labs will be due on Monday.
Fri
10/5
Finish discussing photosynthesis.
Video on photosynthesis.
HW: Labs due Monday. Quiz Monday on Photosynthesis.
Test on Tuesday (8-10)

Good review Boseman
Photo/CR Review Boseman

Plans 10/8 - 12

Mon
10/8
Turn in labs on photosynthesis.
Quiz on photosynthesis
Review sheets on photosynthesis and cellular respiration
HW: Study for test
Tues
10/9
Test on Chapters 8-10
HW: Guided Questions on Chapter 12: 1-16
Guided Reading Questions Chap 12
Wed
10/10
Second Nine Weeks
Go over test
Begin Chap 12, discuss why cells have to divide
HW: Questions 17-31, 47
Thurs
10/11
Discuss Mitosis
HW: Mitosis Graph Sheet
Fri
10/12
Mitosis Activity: Model Mitosis and Identify Cells in Various Stages of Mitosis
HW: Finish Guided Reading Questions Chap 12

Plans 10/15-19
Mon
10/15
Report Cards
Finish notes on mitosis.
Go over Mitosis Homework Sheet.
Discuss Cell Cycle Control and Cancer Cells
HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 12; Quiz on Wed Chap 12; watch the activities
Please print out and read the attached article for the Case Study tomorrow. Bring it with you.
HeLa Cells Article
Tues
10/16
Case Study: HeLa Cells
HW: Guided Reading Chap 13: 1- 18. Please print out all of the pages as we will work on 19-26 in class. Most of the first 18 are review.
Chap 13 Guided Reading Questions
Wed
10/17
PSAT
Thurs
10/18
Teacher absent. :(
Work on Guided Reading Questions, 27-32
HW: Finish Guided Reading Questions, 27-32 AND Testing Your Knowledge
Fri
10/19
Quiz on Chap 12
Discuss Case Study papers
HW: Meiosis Graphing Sheet

Plans 10/22-26

Mon
10/22
Discuss Meiosis, using Guided Questions and Note Sheet
Discuss Gametogenesis.
Discuss Crossing Over in Sordaria to complete lab activity at home:
Sordaria Slides
http://fultonschools.org/teacher/tuckerjs/apbio/meiosis/Sordaria_Examples.htm
HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 13, Quiz on Wed.
Tues
10/23
Lab: Modeling Meiosis
HW: Quiz Wed on Chap 13. Look at Chap 13 Activities
Chap 13 Activities
more activities
final activity
All mitosis, meiosis, crossing-over labs due Wednesday.
Wed
10/24
Go over Study Guide Questions Chap 13
Quiz on Meiosis Chap 13
Case Study: A Case of Sex Identity
HW: Genetics Sheet (Chap 14)
Thurs
10/25
Begin Genetics: One and Two Trait Crosses, incomplete dominance, test cross
HW: Genetics Sheet #2
Fri
10/26
Pep Rally
Finish Chap 14
HW: Genetics Problems (1-5)

Plans 10/29 - 11/2

Mon
10/29
Discuss probablility, other modes of inheritance
Go over problems (1-5) on sheet
HW: Finish problems on Genetics Problem Sheet on back, Study Guide Questions Chap 14, quiz tomorrow on Genetics Problems
Tues
10/30
Go over problems.
Quiz on Genetics.
Discuss Sex-Linkage
HW: Genetics Problem Sheet on Sex-linked Traits
Wed
10/31
Go over sex-linked problems.
Discuss linkage, chromosome maps, and pedigrees.
HW: Genetics Problems
Need help with linked problems, watch the Boseman Video.
Linked Genes
Thurs
11/01
Case Study: Blue People of Kentucky
HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 15, Quiz tomorrow on Genetics Problems
Fri
11/02
Go over Study Guide Questions.
Quiz on Genetics Problems
HW: Test Monday on Chapters 12 - 15

Plans 11/5 - 9

Mon
11/5
Test on Chapters 12 – 15
HW: Worksheet on Chap 16, DNA
Tues
11/6
Holiday for students!
VOTING DAY!
Wed
11/7
Fruit Fly Lab
HW: DNA replication worksheet
Thurs
11/8
Go over test.
Discuss the history of DNA and the structure of DNA.
Bozeman video
DNA replication
class video on replication
HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 16; Quiz Monday on Chap 16.
Fri
11/9
Discuss DNA replication.
HW: Quiz Monday on Chap 16. Chap 17 Worksheet on Genes and Proteins
Watch Chap 16 activities.
DNA structure
DNA replication
DNA replication a closer look
Replication Review

Plans 11/12 - 16

Mon
11/12
Go over SG Questions Chap 16
Quiz on Chap 16
Discuss Chap 17: Protein Synthesis overview with video
HW: Watch Bozeman video on Protein Synthesis
Boseman PS
Tues
11/13
Progress Reports
Discuss Protein Synthesis in detail
Role Play process
HW: Test Your Understanding Worksheet
Wed
11/14
Finish discussing Protein Synthesis and Mutations
HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 17, Quiz Thurs on PS
Look at the activities from Chap 17
Protein Synthesis Overview
Transcription
RNA Processing
Translation
Thurs
11/15
Go over SG Questions
Quiz on PS Chap 17
Discuss Prokaryotic Gene Expression Chap 18
HW: Concept Map on Operons
Boseman Gene Regulation
Gene Regulation
Animation of Tryp Operon
Tryp Operon
Fri
11/16
Operon Modeling Activity
Release F1 flies.
HW; Finish questions on Operon Activity
Test (18-21) will be Thursday after Thanksgiving break.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! no school 11/ 19-23


Plans 11/26 - 30


Mon
11/26
Take up Operon Activity Papers
Discuss Eukaryotic Gene Control
HW: To prepare for the Case Study tomorrow, you need to watch:
The Epigenome at a Glance
Identical Twins
DNA packing
Epigenetics
Make sure you understand the difference in genetics and epigenetics and also look up infomation about monozygotic and dizygotic twins, and concordance and discordance as it pertains to traits in twins.
Study Guide for Test on Chapters 16-18

Tues
11/27
Case Study on Epigenetics
HW: Study Guide Questions Chap 18
Quiz Wed on Chap 18, Watch Chapter Activities
The lac Operon
Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
Control of Transcription in Eukaryotes
Post-transcriptional Control
Review of Gene Control in Eukaryotes
Wed
11/28
Discuss RNAi's
Go over Worksheet on Chap 18
Go over Study Guide Questions
Quiz on Chap 18 Look over activities for Chap 18
HW: Study for test on Chapters 16-18
Thurs
11/29
Test on Chapters 16-18
HW: Chapter 19 Worksheet
Fri
11/30
Go over test.
Discuss viruses.
HW:Study Guide Questions on Chap 19
Quiz on Viruses Monday. Watch activity videos.
Viral replication
Phage Lytic Cycle
Phage Lysogenic Cycle
Retroviruses HIV
Take the quiz!
Quiz
BRING FRUIT FLY DATA TO CLASS ON MONDAY! FRUIT FLY LABS DUE MONDAY, DEC 10th!

Plans 12/3-7

Monday
12/3
Complete discussion of viruses (Chap 19)
Go over Study Guide questions.
Quiz on Chap 19
HW: Guided Reading questions 1 - 13 (Print out all of the questions since we will be completing all of them except for # 21 (a) and (b)
Chap 20 Questions.
Tuesday
12/4
Go over Chi-Square statistical method for Fruit Fly Results
Discuss biotechnology from homework questions
HW: Prelab questions on Transformation Lab
Need help with Chi Square?
Boseman Chi Square
Wednesday
12/5
Discuss Transformation Lab
Modeling Plasmid Transformation
HW: Questions 14-20, 29, 32
Thursday
12/6
Finish plasmid modeling activity
Discuss PCR, gel electrophoresis
HW: PCR paper,
To prepare for lab on electrophoresis next week, please watch the following videos:
DNA Electrophoresis
Calculating DNA Fragments
Friday
12/7
Lab on Transformation
Saturday observation and bacterial counts if you can make it. Thanks to everyone that came out Saturday!





























































Plans 12/10-18

Exams 12/19-21

Monday
12/10
Complete lab on Transformation
Quiz on labs and videos
Prepare for electrophoresis lab.
HW: Reading guide questions 21 (c) - 28
Labs on Transformation due Tuesday
Tuesday
12/11
Electrophoresis Experiment (1st, 3rd after school)
Discuss microarray, cloning, and stem cells 2nd.
HW: Reading Guide Questions 30, 32, 33, 34
Wednesday
12/12
Examine results of gel electrophoresis and measure gel patterns (1,3 periods).
2nd period will do the experiment.
1st and 3rd will discuss microarray, cloning, and stem cells.
HW: Chap 20 Questions
Help with Gel Electrophoresis (Use a line of best fit unlike in the video.)
Gel Electrophoresis Experiment
Thursday
12/13
Examine results 2nd period.
Microarray Activity all periods.
HW: Finish microarray activity questions
Lab on Electrophoresis due Friday.
Study Guide for test on Monday.

Friday
12/14
Take up labs.
Generally discuss future of biotechnology.
HW: Test on Monday (12/17), Chapters 19, 20
On Tuesday (12/18), we will go over the test and generally go over any sections that you need to review for the exam.

Happy Holidays!