- Biology syllabus 2016
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- Biology Resources:
- 9/6 Progress Reports:
- Mitosis and Meiosis 9/18 Today in class we reviewed the cell cycle and mitosis. Minor assessment Tuesday 10/19 Students compared the events of Mitosis to Meiosis 1 Tuesday: Minor Assessment – Mitosis After the assessment students analyzed life cycles of plants, ferns, and mosses. Wednesday: Corrected Mitosis test Continued events of Meiosis Thursday: Students explored the events of Mitosis and Meiosis using manipulatives. MAJOR ASSESSMENT FRIDAY 9/22
- THIS WEEK IN BIOLOGY:
- HONORS LAB: Bacterial Transformation Protocol due Thursday October 19th
2016-17 Materials for Ms. Indovina’s classes
GRADES AND PROGRESS REPORTS:
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Students should study nightly for Biology. Everyone received a handout “How to Study the Science” for guidance. In the event of a written assignment, if a student fails to complete the assignment, a grade of 50 will be recorded . Reminder, late work is not accepted.
We are already experiencing a large number of absences.
Please remember it is your responsibility to:
1. check the wiki and complete assignments
2. see me for any missed handouts or other important information
I am available the first half a lunch at 12:15. Please do not come after 12:20.
3. make up all missed work on time (according to JP policy)
EOC Testing Resources:
EOC RELEASED TESTS/ Practice Tests
Discussed the Characteristics of Life p18-21
Prokaryotic vs Eukaryotic Cells (handout)
Complete Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells.
Test (minor)Thursday on Characteristics of Life, Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells, and Organelles.
Little Girl Lost – A Case Study on Defective Cellular Organelles
Students will describe the function of key organelles found in animal cells.
Through the Virtual Cell
JPPSS Biology Pre-test (subject to change)
-reviewed the structure and function of the cell membrane.
-compared and contrasted passive and active transport.
– described hypotonic, hypertonic and isotonic solutions
Test Friday on Cellular Transport
On Tuesday, we spent time correcting the first test in detail. Any student that was absent should correct their test at lunch the day they return.
HW: Membrane Structure and Function #1-15
Completed Passive Transport: Diffusion, Osmosis and Facilitated Diffusion
HW: Illustrate a cell in a hypotonic , hypertonic, and isotonic solution. Explain the results. (What would happen to a cell in each solution)
As a class we reviewed cells in hypertonic, hypotonic, and isotonic solutions.
Covered active transport: Na/K pumps, endocytosis (phagocytosis and pinocytosis), and exocytosis.
Tets: Cellular Transport
After test: Design an Experiment (this will be an ongoing assignment/assessment)
There will be a MAJOR Test on Thursday.
20- 25% – will cover Cell Organelles
20-25% will cover Cellular Transport
50-60% will cover new information this week
Today we covered:
The relationship between Chromosomes, DNA, and Genes
The structure of DNA
Study Assessment tomorrow
8/29 ALL ABSENT STUDENTS SHOULD COMPLETE #1-8 of the procedures and turn in tomorrow.
Today in class we corrected the Cellular Transport test
and continued the introduction of DNA Replication
MAJOR ASSESSMENT #1 of 3
Please see above
Test today. All absences will make up the test Monday at 12:15pm.
After the test, students covered the structure of RNA.
Compared RNA to DNA
and identified and defined the three types of RNA.
Introduction/Overview of Protein Synthesis
Virtual Lab Sheet
Part 1 – DNA Replication
Once again, I am sending home a detailed progress report today.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email.
will be turned in for a grade
We will have an assessment on Friday covering the structure of RNA and Protein Synthesis
Continue with Protein Synthesis
RNA Structure and Protein Synthesis
After the test:
what is a mutation
types of mutations (how each occurs)
effects of mutations
Genetic Mutations in class group assignment.
Most groups finished through #17 in class. Any groups that did not complete through #17 should complete for HW.
Coming up this week: Mitosis and Meiosis
Today in class: introduction to cell reproduction
Check for understanding tomorrow. (Quiz)
Corrected test on protein synthesis
Short schedule – in class:
Introduction of the cell cycle
Overview of Mitosis and Mitosis
Details of Mitosis
Minor Assessment covering chromosomes, the cell cycle and mitosis will be Tuesday 9/19 due to field trip on Monday
Next week we will cover Meiosis.
Students 2nd Major Assessment will cover Mitosis and Meiosis.
Today in class we reviewed the cell cycle and mitosis.
Minor assessment Tuesday 10/19
Students compared the events of Mitosis to Meiosis 1
Minor Assessment – Mitosis
After the assessment students analyzed life cycles of plants, ferns, and mosses.
Corrected Mitosis test
Continued events of Meiosis
Students explored the events of Mitosis and Meiosis using manipulatives.
MAJOR ASSESSMENT FRIDAY 9/22
COMPARING MITOSIS AND MEIOSIS
Reminder: we will have 3 major assessments total for the 9 weeks.
The major assessments calculate as 50% of your final grade.
In class we corrected the test on Mitosis / Meiosis (reteaching)
Students analyzed a developing zygote to determine when differentiation occurs.
Issued a retake of mitosis / meiosis test
Today we are beginning our unit on Genetics:
students will describe the transmission of traits from parent to offspring and
calculate the probability of genotypes and phenotypes of offspring
given the parental genotype
Check for understanding.
Reveiwed Mendelain Genetics
HW: create three problems representing simple dominant / recessive traits.
Crazy Traits Activity
HW : identify three traits in today’s activity that do not follow the Mendelian genetics. Explain how the trait differs from Mendel’s simple principal of dominance.
Students completed an activity covering dihybrid crosses
and practice problems exploring the inheritance of traits through incomplete dominance and co-dominance.
Corrected the test cross problem
Reviewed Incomplete and Codominance
Minor Assessment – Genetics
Introduced the inheritance of Blood types
corrected Genetics test
Reviewed Blood Typing
Friday Major Assessment – Genetics
x- linked traits
Old Kentucky Blues Case Study
Corrected Genetics Test
In class we covered models of inheritance and pedigrees.
10/12 Pedigree Assessment
THIS WEEK IN BIOLOGY:
HONORS LAB: Bacterial Transformation
Protocol due Thursday October 19th
LATE WORK WILL RESULT IN DEDUCTION OF POINTS:
– Friday: – 10 points
-Monday : – an additional 20 points
index cards ring
- THE PROTOCOL MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE LAB IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE. EACH STUDENT NEEDS THEIR OWN (STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SHARE)
Directions: Handwrite the protocol for the bacterial transformation lab (you may not cut and past on index cards) you may cut and paste pictures on the back for reference
– one step per note card; include materials
– make sure to include titles, student tips, and teacher tips
The Making of the Fittest Natural Selection and Adaptation activity.
Evidence for Evolution
Test on Evolution Thursday 10/19
Lab Protocol due Thursday 10/19
In class: Name That Embryo Activity
Reviewed evidence for evolution.
including Analyzing data on page 470 and 478
Overview of Bacterial Transoformation Lab and Pre Test