ACCELERATED BIOLOGY ASSIGNMENTS

2nd Semester 2013



Quick Links:  January   February   March    April   May   June

Science Fair Class Rubric, Designing a Science Project Board  Statistical analysis Link &  Error analysis Link How to write a reflection

Making Presentations for projects (non-science fair projects)

Science Fair Assignments Due Dates

Science Fair Assignments  Approved Microbe List, Direct Link to Science Fair Site (note: fair affliation change and now voluntary participation)

How to Write in Biology PPT Statistics PPT  

Using online resources from the CC Library (library card required) &   Academic Vocabulary, Test Correction InstructionsR statistics introduction
 Accelerated Homework by Chapter
 & How to Study- Guide   &   Test Correction Directions  Test your brain

California & District Life Science Standards &    Concept Mapping and Virtual Glossary  and Scientific Root Words and Taking Lecture Notes   and Reading: SQ4R comprehension techniques and Cornell Note-taking &    How to get an A+ on a lab write-up  How a data table looks  in Word

The CURRENT CALENDAR appears at the top of this next section. As a calendar period is completed it will be moved to the ARCHIVED CALENDARS section below the current calendar...

Please remember this calendar is tentative. Every effort will be made to update this calendar in a timely fashion. Check the update date at the top of the page. When the calendar is  updated, the date will be changed at the top of the page,  an email will be sent to you indicating the change,  or information will be announced in class or on the overhead at the beginning of class.  

quiz or test notice   Science Fair Assignment

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

January 28

Teacher Work Day

No Classes

(reminder to set up field trip check on bus with district)

FYI: for teacher and student if you want to look: Great website with animations and quizzes

Fruit Fly Chromosome Squash

RNA "micromanagers" article



 

January 29 Make Bee sticks



Begin Second Semester

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

Reminder:

  Science Fair Assn # 9A 2nd draft of literature review, including literature cited and introduction (includes statement of the problem and hypothesis) due 2/1) See Science Buddies (look on left margin) Science Fair Class Rubric

   Course Policy signature sheet 

Assign  Unit 12/ Meiosis Chapter 8.12- 8.24  notes only due 2/4  

 1st semester final exam results (test correction points see top of calendar) Extra Credit Assignment due 2/28

Start working on Test Corrections for 1st Semester Final

January 30

Science Content Standards  2a,b,e

Assignments : Due

Course Policy signature sheet Parent signatures and email addresses

Assignments: New

Oogenesis/Spermatogenesis Chapter 27.5-27.6, 27.9-27.14 focus questions  due 2/5

Plant reproduction: Chapter 31.9-31.15  focus questions Chapter 26. 10/.11 focus questions due 2/7  (flower information)

In Class:

Case Study Meiosis (pdf)

(assign case reflection)

Meiosis Slide Show

Meiosis Animation (youtube)

Comparing Mitosis and Meiosis,

FYI:

Meiosis Tutorial
Oogenesis video
Spermatogenesis video
Female reproduction cycle
 

January 31 (late start)

Fast Plant (Day 15) "Intermate" Fertilize F1 plants for 3 days

Assignments : Due

Case Study Reflection Assignment due 2/7

Assignments: New

FYI:

 recommended:  Meiosis Links see syllabus

In Class:

Case Study Meiosis (pdf)

(assign case reflection)

February 1

Fast Plant (Day 16) "Intermate" Fertilize F1 plants for 3 days

Assignments : Due

literature review, including literature cited and introduction (includes statement of the problem and hypothesis) due 2/1) See Science Buddies (look on left margin) Science Fair Class Rubric

Assignments: New

Pre Lab: Activity: 13A/ Pgs 748-9, due  (Bring one shiny and one dull penny for next class) 

  Science Fair Assn # 9B 3rd draft of literature review, including literature cited and introduction with background info and parenthetical citations and also includes statement of the problem and hypothesis, NH, IV, DV, SV, and control) due 2/8) See Science Buddies) Science Fair Class Rubric

 

In class:

In Class: Intro to Human Reproduction and  hormonal control

Homeostasis and human hormones/ positive & negative feedback

Video: Hormone: Messengers

Comparison of spermatogenesis and oogenesis

menstrual cycle 1



FYI:

Heads up -Quiz on  assigned sections next 2/6

February 4

 Fast Plant (Day 17) "Intermate" Fertilize F1 plants for 3 days 1st day pollinate (what happens during pollination)

Assignments : Due

DUE TODAY  Unit 12/ Chapter 8.12- 8.24 Cornell notes only

Assignments: New



In Class:

Penny Activity

FYI:

Fast Plant (Day 18-37)

 Extra Credit: Chromosome Flip Book  due 2/11 (max 5 points)

February 5

Assignments : Due

Oogenesis/Spermatogenesis Chapter 27.6-27.6, 27.9-27.14 focus questions 

Assignments: New

Activity: 13A/ Pgs 748-9, due in journal 2/8

Practice Problems (new)

In Class:

Sickle cell geneticsIntro Video (group activity) (mystery solved)

FYI:
 Genetics problems (Greek God problems)

Myths of Genetic Traits

February 6

Quiz Chap 8 and 27 reading

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Sickle cell genetics (group activity)



FYI:

Practice Problems (new)



Blame it on DNA (youtube)

Inventory of your traits

Nondisjunction Meiosis I

Nondisjunction Meiosis II


February 7

Assignments : Due

Case Study Reflection Assignment due 2/7

D#3 Plant reproduction:3 Chapter 31.9-31.15 focus questions  AND Sex Hormones: Chapter 26.1; .10-.11  due  focus questions

Assignments: New

Case Study Reflection Assignment for Sickle Cell due 2/14

Assign Ch 9.1-9.10 due 2/14 focus questions

In Class:



Sickle cell genetics (group activity)

Practice Problems (new)

Genetics continued

Genetics Site from Nature.com

February 8

Science Content Standards 3 a-c, district standard 6

Assignments : Due

DUE TODAY Probability Activity: 13A/ Pgs 748-9, Analysis questions due in journal

Assignments: New


Sci Fair Assn # 10 Start on procedures and findings if you have data already, decide on the structure of your data tables and graphs, Start typing  parts of the research report: see the link. Science Fair Science Fair Class Rubric  Also refer to See Science Buddies pick statistics, due 2/15 Science Fair Class Rubric

In Class:

Practice Problems (new)

Good Place to Practice Genetics Problems

FYI:

Mendel's Peas Animation

Law of Independent Assortment Animation



 

February 11

Field Trip Information for Science Fair

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New 

In Class:

"Ghost in the Genes" and epigenetics.

Words of Genetics (punnett squares, mono/ dihybrid crosses, X-linked)

Mendel's Peas Animation

Dragon Fun with Genotypes and Phenotypes

 

FYI:

Mendel Unwrapped

Mendel's Laws,1st Law  Codominance and Variations on 1st law,2nd Law, Monohybrid Crosses  Animated Monohybrid cross

Incomplete and Codominance

Test Cross

Mating Activity

FYI:

 

Everything you every wanted to know about Genetics Outline

 

February 12 (Darwin's Birthday (2/12)

In Class:

"Ghost in the Genes" and epigenetics.



FYI:

Darwin Day Celebration!!   Extra Credit Follow ARTICLE REVIEW FORMAT for the  Biography of Darwin   Due 2/21 (due typed)

FYI:

Darwin Awards

February 13

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

more on genetics problem solving

FYI:

Extra Credit I'm my own Grandpaw Song  For extra credit go to this next link: I'm My Own Grandpaw Extra Credit    Family Tree due 2/26

Recommended Tutorial: see syllabus

Genetic Myths

Eye Color Info

Mendelian Inheritance X-files and  Punnett Squares for Novices

 Punnett Practice Pedigrees I'm My Own Grandpa (best in Netscape)

I'm My Own Grandpaw Extra Credit Song

Genetics and Blood Types, Color Blindness  






February 14 (double 3rd period assembly)

Assignments : Due

Ch 9.1-9.10  notes/focus questions due 

Assignments: New

Assign Ch 9.11-9.23 notes   due 2/21

In Class:

Genetics Practice Problems (you can get hints from the computer based problems)

Remove any new flowers (let pollinated flowers grow pods)

More Practice Problems

Genetics continued (crosses)

FYI:

Multiple Alleles/ Demo ABO/Rh

Blue People Pedigree

Mendel Unwrapped

Dihybrid Crosses 

Punnett Square Calculator

Pedigree Slideshow

Pedigree Analysis

Sex-linked 1, and 2

Blue people 

February 15

Assignments : Due

Sci Fair Assn # 10 Start on procedures and findings if you have data already, decide on the structure of your data tables and graphs, Start typing  parts of the research report: see the link. Science Fair   Also Science Fair Class Rubric See Science Buddies pick statistics, due

Assignments: New

 Four Cross Traits  Due 2/22



In Class:

Gene Function, Patterns of Inheritance, Epistasis, 

FYI:

SciShow Epigenetics

Genetic Myths

Optional assignment if you feel you need more work on genetics  Ch 9 Do the Testing your knowledge  & Genetic problems & Thinking as a scientist at the end of the chapter.  Show your work (check your answers in appendix 4 pg 792-3. 




February 18

President's Day




February 19

Science Content Standards 2 c-g



In Class:

Epistasis continued

work on Four Cross Trait

 

Eye Color Info

Mendelian Inheritance X-files 

Genetics 

Blood Types

Blood type chart

February 20

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

Science Fair and See Science Buddies (look on left margin)  Sci Fair Assn # 11 Revisions to Science fair assignment  #10...make it PERFECT! less than 5 weeks to go! DUE 2/26  :Start your binder with table of contents (Abstract, conclusion, recommendations, acknowledgments, references, photographs, daily log and raw data) Due see rubric Science Fair Class Rubric

Heads up - Quiz Ch 9 on 2/26

( decide what group is going to work on in class tomorrow) & Pedigrees and   Cystic Fibrosis PBL and   Case Study: Skin color case link to article from Scientific American (use this article instead if the above link doesn't work)

video

February 21 (iPad cart)

Assignments : Due

Assign Ch 9.11-9.21 due  Cornell notes  due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Work on Cystic Fibrosis PBL or Case Study in class Due 2/27

Figure out which PBL each lab group is doing

FYI:

X-inactivation animation

Gene Function, Patterns of Inheritance, Epistasis

Epistasis, and more Epistasis

 

Non-traditional inheritance (genetic anticipation, genomic imprinting...)

February 22

Assignments : Due

Hw#5 Four Cross Traits

Assignments: New

In Class:

If you work on the PBL you will do the PBL requirements and assessment sections.  If you work on the Case Study you will complete part 1,2,3 questions  due 2/27 (letter typed, pedigree drawn by hand, show calculations).

Transposons

FYI8

Transposons

More transposons

Transposon Animation

 

Imprinting

FYI for Science Fair:

Error analysis and statistics

Background Info:

cystic fibrosis


February 25

Unit test   Unit 5 BStudy Guide Review 

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

 work on PBL

FYI:

Human Genetics Problem Set

Darwin Day Celebration!!   Extra Credit Follow ARTICLE REVIEW FORMAT for the  Biography of Darwin  (due today typed)

February 26

Quiz:  Ch 9

Assignments : Due

Science Fair and See Science Buddies (look on left margin)  Sci Fair Assn # 11 Revisions to Science fair assignment  #10...make it PERFECT!  4 days to go! DUE : binder with table of contents (Abstract, conclusion, recommendations, acknowledgements, references, photographs, daily log and raw data) Due see rubric Science Fair Class Rubric

Assignments: New

In Class:

 PBL wrap up/ due tomorrow (letter typed, pedigree drawn by hand, show calculations).
prepare to review for unit test tomorrow

FYI:

Extra Credit: I'm my own Grandpaw Song  For extra credit go to this next link: I'm My Own Grandpaw Extra Credit    Family Tree due 2/26

February 27  (Day 40 harvest fast plants)

Review Day starts  Tuesday

Assignments : Due

DUE TODAY PBL or Case Study

In Class:

Unit test tomorrow  Unit 5 BStudy Guide Review Day

Review for test
Wizard of Odds (Background)   Magic Runs in Families Complex Traits and Hair Colors

Monsters Genetics

 

February 28

Assignments : Due


 1st semester final exam extra credit (test correction points see top of calendar) Homework Assignment due

Assignments: New

 Review

In Class:

Unit 5 Test

FYI:

March 1 (Rally Schedule)

 Assignments : Due

Assignments: New


 Chapter 12.1-12.10 focus questions and  notes   due 3/7

Print out if you want your own copies of DNA scissors

and DNA goes to the Races

In Class:

test corrections

March 4 (note prepare for pGlo, pour plates today)
Plant F2 generation seeds and Plant Parent 2 seeds

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

  Biotechnology Study Guide unit test  Test based on labs: DNA extraction (from 1st semester) DNA fingerprinting/crime scene and Bacterial transformation/pGLO and other biotech techniques (PCR, RFLP...) and equipment plus a few questions from Ch 12 and Ch 11.1-11.11) Exam 4/5

In Class:

DNA Scissors/DNA goes to the Races

Instructions PPT

FYI:

Extra Credit: “Whose baby is it?” 5 points due typed  OR Extra Credit: Which Dog Did It?  Due 3/22

March 5

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

  DNA Scissors Activity and DNA goes to the races Due next Friday in your journal both Exercises

In Class:

Start Biotech Unit

DNA and Restriction Enzymes

Weird Al Yankovic Palindrome Song

FYI: 

  WARNING: FINAL DRAFT OF Project Binders and "rough" Project Boards are due Friday March 15 make sure you have printed a copy of your Science Fair Class Rubric and it is checked off and in the front of the binder.

  Project is due 3/15 with binder and poster Science Fair Class Rubric


March 6 (Fine Arts Assembly)

Assign:  Fast Plant Wrap-up (Includes handwritten Punnett square, class data, chi-square calculation, reflection/conclusion and references) Fast Plant Rubric Due 3/14

Fast Plant Results Who's the Father?

Fast plants 

Chi Square Help

  Assignments: New



In Class:

Introduction to pGlo lab techniques...day 1 Monday


March 7

Science Fair Assignment #12: Project Board Instructions See Science Buddies (look on left margin) Science Fair Class Rubric  due 3/15

WARNING: FINAL DRAFT OF Project Binders and  Project Boards are due Friday March 15, no excuses, make sure you have printed a copy of your Science Fair Class Rubric   and it is checked off and in the front of the binder. Science Fair Project Team Assessment

 Assignments : Due

 Chapter 12.1-12.10 notes  due

Assignments: New

Assign Chapter   12.11-12.21 and  11.1-11.11 due  (helpful links: lac Operon and LAC operon animation)   due 3/14

 tools of Biotech, Demo Gel pouring and electrophoresis

FYI:

March 8

Staff Development Day

no classes






 

March 11

Day 1 (pGlO) prelab due tomorrow  (read Lesson 1 and prepare a procedure list of Lesson 2

(homework: Day 2 (pGlO) prelab due (Read through Lesson 3 and prepare data table for tomorrow)

Day 1 today

pGlo day one




March 12 (CAHSEE no class today)


March 13

(CAHSEE testing) class meets 1:25 PM to 2:15 PM)

Assignment:

Title, Written Summary How to write a reflection (1 page max.  .. what did you do, what happened and why) 2 or more references (use  Lesson 3B questions, Lesson 3 Review Questions to write your summary, Lesson 4 Extra Credit) ++ Biotechnology Reflection.

due 4/2



 In Class:

pGlo results

Background Info: The Lac Operon

March 14

Science Content Standards (5 d,e)

Fast Plant Wrap-up (Includes handwritten Punnett square, class data, chi-square calculation, reflection/conclusion and references) Fast Plant Rubric Due 3/14

Due: Chapter   12.11-12.21 and  11.1-11.11 due  (helpful links: lac Operon and LAC operon animation) due


Assignments: New

In Class:



FYI:

Extra Credit: Which Dog did it? due typed (5 points) or Whose Baby (print and fill out)3/26

March 15

Go over boards... take home and FIX tonight bring back Monday for practice..

 Final Draft of Science Fair binder and rough draft  Project Boards  and  Science Fair Class Rubric due Monday

FYI:

READ  (ON LAB CD IN DNA FOLDER) Crime Scene PCR lab AND Do lesson 2 questions and a Pre-Lab checklist for the  procedures of  Lesson 2  due Tuesday...

Recommended Animations: Biotech animations

Exploring biotechnology at DNA Interactive

March 18

  Pre-Lab:  Who Dunnit? Crime Scene PCR Student Guide ( in the DNA folder online download) due 3/11 Read Lesson 1  make a checklist procedure of the Lesson 2 due tomrrow (quick guide version)

In Class:

Presentation Practice

In class science fair today after school. Attendance required.

Practice Presentations.


  Project is due with binder and poster Science Fair Class Rubric

  Science Fair Assignment #12: Project Board Instructions See Science Buddies (look on left margin) Science Fair Class Rubric WARNING: FINAL DRAFT OF Project Binders and  Project Boards are due TODAY  no excuses, make sure you have printed a copy of your Science Fair Class Rubric and it is checked off and in the front of the binder. Science Fair Project Team Assessment

March 19

Debrief  Science Fair

Assignments : Due

Pre-Lab:  Who Dunnit? Crime Scene PCR Student Guide (on your CD in the DNA folder)  Read Lesson 1  make a checklist procedure of the Lesson 1


Assignments: New

In Class:

Crime Scene PCR lab Lesson 1

FYI:

Extra Credit Article: Cotton, its for Dinner

or

Harvest of Fear (read through all sections and summarize with your final viewpoint) 5 points

Paternity Case


March 20

Assignments : Due

Due Today DNA Scissors Activity and DNA goes to the races  both Exercises

New:



Crime Scene Lesson 2 (stain over night)  run gels

Codis and STR forensic technique

What is PCR? What are STRs

 Cold Spring Harbor: Dolan Learning Center: Animations (check out PCR and Electrophoresis)

FYI:




March 21

????Students participating in the CCCSEF will need to drop off their projects and binders at Los Medanos college between the hours of  2 PM and 7 PM today.

Assignments : Due

Due Today pGlo Lab       Title, Written Summary (1 page max. due ... what did you do, what happened and why) 2 or more references (use  Lesson 3B questions, Lesson 3 Review Questions to write your summary, Lesson 4 Extra Credit) 

Results of Crime Scene PCR lab: Title/ Drawing of Results with labels  (gel) answer questions How to write a reflection and  2 references. Due  April 2nd




March 22

 In Class:

Video TBD

Students participating in the CCCSEF fair will be hopefully transported by a district bus... details to follow as soon as known.

Awards ceremony from  9 to 10:30 AM on Saturday, you must pick up your projects and binders (at 11:45 AM Saturday) to return to school for final grading on Monday.

Assignments : Due



Assignments: New



In Class:

Video TBD for students not participating


March 25

Spring Break

March 26

Spring Break

March 27

Spring Break

March 28

Spring Break

March 29

Spring Break

April 1

Video: CNN's version of the OJ case OJ Simpson case (make sure you check out the discussion tab on this Wikipedia article)  Famous Trials (tape 101)

Extra Credit: 5 points due  typed   Which Dog Did It?  

or Whose Baby (print out and fill out)



 

Human Genome Scavenger Hunt

Recombinent DNA DNA Fingerprinting, More on DNA fingerprinting and More; PCR


April 2

Assignments : Due

Results of Crime Scene PCR lab: Title/ Drawing of Results with labels  (gel) answer questions and  2 references. Due  April 2nd




Assignments: New

In Class:

Video: CNN's version of the OJ case OJ Simpson case (make sure you check out the discussion tab on this Wikipedia article)  Famous Trials (tape 101)


April 3



In Class:

Dead do tell tales (other types of forensics)

FYI:





 

 

April 4
In Class Review DAY

  Study Guide for next unit test: Test based on labs: crime scene and pGLO and other biotech techniques (PCR, RFLP...) and a few questions from Ch 12 and Ch 11.1)  test tomorrow



 




April 5
Test Corrections due


 Unit Test today
Assign Assign Chapter 13  notes  due 4/12





 

April 8

Assignments : Due



Assignments: New

In Class:

Test Corrections/ test makeup




April 9

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Introduction to Evolution

Evolution PPT (lots of slides)


 April 10

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Video: What Darwin Never Knew

FYI:

 

April 11

Read thru Breeding Bunnies SickleCellActivity758-760.pdf pgs. 758-760 Just Read introduction information due tomorrow



Population Genetics: Thumb activity  Hardy Weinberg activity due in journal 4/15




April 12

Assignments : Due

Chapter 13 notes and focus questions  due 

Assignments: New

Assign Ch 14;  notes incorporate focus questions due 4/17

Breeding Bunnies:(tape your graphs into your journal) Extra credit turn in separately into homework box... rest due in journal 4/17

In Class:

Introduction to Evolution: Breeding Bunnies due journal 4/19

Breeding bunnies

Google form link:

Google Spread Sheet link

FYI:

Evolution "Gems" from Nature Magazine

April 15

Assignments : Due

Population Genetics: Thumb activity  Hardy Weinberg activity prelab procedure and data tables due in journal

Assignments: New

Population Genetics: Hardy Weinberg activity data and questions and BSCS 16 A/B  due in journal 4/20



In Class:

 Population Genetics: Thumb activity  Hardy Weinberg activity

Lab activities: Breeding Bunnies on questions, thumb and BSCS sickle cell problems

Khan Academy: Hardy Weinberg (14 min)

April 16 (Assembly)
Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Thumb & SickleCellActivity758

Introduce Mechanisms of Evolution

Evolution PPT (lots of slides)

Human Evolution PPT

Comparing Primate Skeletons

FYI:

Hardy Weinberg- site on Population Genetics from Nature.com

Interested in running computer simulation of Evolution Link to download EvolGenius (punny, huh)

April 17 (Assembly)

Ch 13 Quiz

Assignments : Due

Breeding Bunnies:(tape your graphs into your journal) Extra credit turn in separately into homework box... rest due in journal 4/17

Assignments: New

Assign Ch 14;  notes incorporate focus questions due 

In Class:

Lengthy Relationships

FYI:

Early Whales Gave Birth on Land, Fossils Reveal

 Evolutionary Evidence that birds descended from dinosaurs

April 18

Assignments: New

Lab Introduction and Instructions for Lengthy Relationships & How Tall were They

Total Trackway and Southern Trackway, and Northern Trackway, and Blank Raw Data Table and Blank Stem-Leaf Graph and Blank Scatter-Plot Graph and footprint G1-37 and

Information Processing &
Experimental Write-up Sheets

Basics to working with Spreadsheets

Link to Google Form

Link to Google Spreadsheet

April 19

Assignments : Due



Assignments: New

Lengthy Relationships Journal Activity due 4/23 (questions)

Footprints  Friday (additional information: Laetoli topo 1, Laetoli topo 2, southern track topo, questions

Assign notes and focus questions Chapter 15 due 4/26

In Class:



Peppered Moth simulator (for fun)

The controversy about Peppered Moths (note the discussion thread is sometimes quite quarrelsome).

Peppered Moth Paradigm Updated and More Article (extra credit: Fine Tuning the Peppered Moth Paradigm)

FYI:

April 22

Assignments : Due

Due Today  PomPom Evolution

Assignments: New

In Class:

finish lengthy/footprints

Star review reminder

wrap up Lengthy relationships

Footprints activity

Lab Introduction and Instructions for Lengthy Relationships & How Tall were They

FYI:

Who's on first?  Class activity  Just for Fun: Abbott and Costello's Routine Who's on First? (cancelled)

FYI:

Standards Review for upcoming State Biology test (when you open the document, go to pages 51-56 of the file)

California State Framework (detailed standards) PDF (see pages 36-66 of the pdf document)

What's on the State Star Test for Biology

Released STAR Biology Exam

What will be on the NCLB/Life Science Test Blueprint (2006)

Good review site: The Biology Place

Great Review Site for Molecular Genetics and Evolution

Note you should skim over chapters 28, 34-37  for the upcoming state test.

April 23 (CST testing) class meets

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

Lengthy &  Footprints Journal Activity  due  

In Class:

Video: Becoming Human





FYI:

April 24 (CST testing No Class today)

Assignments : Due


Assignments: New

In Class:


April 25 (CST testing, class meets today)

Quiz moved to Friday

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New
Assign Ch 19.11-19.19 notes  due 5/2

Footprints Journal Activity

Footprints due 4/30 Procedure question and Post Lab Questions due  in journal

In Class:

Bears and Pandas (old version) Bears and Pandas (new version) extra credit assignment due by May 10

New bioinformatics activity





New Homind Species Red Deer Cave People?

Footprints continued

FYI:

Cool Site: Becoming Human Web Site

Does Race Exist?


April 26


Quiz Ch 14

Assignments : Due

Assign notes and focus questions Chapter 15 due 4/26

Assignments: New

In Class:

Video: PBS/Evolution  Great Transformations

or

Video: Evolution: The Evolutionary Arms Race

FYI:

More on Genomics from Nature.com


April 29 (CST testing no class today)


April 30 (CST, class meets 33 minutes)

Study Guide for May 9th Evolution Unit Test

Assignments : Due

Lengthy Relationships Journal Activity due 

due today Footprints questions Journal Activity  due today

Assignments: New 

Print out Data Sheet and Questions only for this assignment if you want your own copy Hominid Skull Activity  ( instructions and the data sheet) and BSCS Investigation 20A (use download folder)

In Class: 

Hominid Skull Lab Instructions

FYI:

Chromosome breakpoint areas lead to speciation

They Don't Make Humans Like They Used To

May 1

  Quiz Ch 15

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

Hominid Skull Activity   and BSCS Activity due in journal 5/7

In Class:

Hominin lab  

Video: In Search of Human Origins 

Lucy Comparisons from Nova (teachers domain)


 

May 2
Assignments : Due

Assign Ch 19.11-19.19 notes  due

Assignments: New

Investigation 20A/ B, analysis questions due in journal with Hominid Skulls on 5/7

In Class:

Finish Hominin lab and BSCS lab work

FYI:

  Unit test next Thursday

Study Guide for May 9th Evolution Unit Test


May 3

Study Guide for May 9th Evolution Unit Test

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Video: PBS/Evolution  Why Sex 

or

Evolution of  Dogs

FYI:

May 6

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New



In Class:

Review

Evolution: Mind's Big Bang

FYI:

May 7

Assignments : Due

Bears and Pandas (old version) Bears and Pandas (new version)

due today  All hominid skull activity and All analysis questions for 20 A/B  due   in journal

Assignments: New

In Class:

Finish Video and start

Review: Crash Course

FYI: Study Guide for May 9 Evolution Unit Test

May 8

Assignments : Due

 

Assignments: New

In Class

Review

FYI:

 

May 9
Unit Test Ch 13-15

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New





FYI:

May 10

Assignments : Due  

Assignments: New

Prelab: Investigation 21 B (procedure, data table due in journal Monday)

Assign  notes  Chapter 28: due 5/16

In Class:

 Video: Evolution of  communication

Behavior and Nervous System

 How the Nervous System works..

FYI:


May 13
Assignments : Due

Prelab: Investigation 21 B and 22B  (procedure, data table due in journal

Assignments: New

Investigation 21 B: Reaction Time and 22B: Trial and Error Learning Analysis Questions due in journal 5/17

Extra Credit: Sense Activity: Pick one sense and diagram (hand-drawn) the appropriate neuron that shows the input of information (ex. light) the neuron, the part of the brain that integrates the signal; and pick one particular problem that can arise (what can go wrong) and how problems can be fixed medically (ex; deaf from rock concerts) and 2 references. Due  5/21 Sense Rubric Please print out and attach to Activity (if possible)

In Class:

Investigation 21 B: Reaction Time Analysis Questions due in journal 5/17

FYI:

May 14 (iPad cart)
Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Case Study: Hot August Afternoon

CNS and PNS... link to endocrine system

FYI:

Test your brain

The Human Nervous System

The Left Side vs Right Side of the Brain

Effects of Ecstasy on Brain Chemistry (from NIH at drugabuse.gov)

Khan Academy: Neuron Sodium-Potassium Pump Action Potential Synapse

May 15 (no iPads today bring your smart device)

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

Case Study: Hot August Afternoon Reflection due 5/20

In Class:

Case Study: Hot August Afternoon

FYI:

Brain disorders

Neurotransmitters and their effects

Effects of Aging on the Brain (SciAm)

How the Brain Works

 

 

 

 

May 16

Assignments : Due

due today Ch 28  notes

Assignments: New

Assign Ch 35 due 5/20

In Class:

Shape of Life: Life on the Move (chapter 6: complex behavior of cnidarians) (journal notes: evolution, structure, behavior)

FYI:

So why do we hiccup?

 

May 17

Ch 28 Quiz

Assignments : Due

Investigation 21 B: Reaction Time and 22B: Trial and Error Learning Analysis Questions due in journal 

Assignments: New

In Class:

Video: Evolution of Speed

Cool Synapse Review site

Synaptic Transmission

The Action Potential

FYI:

Study Guide for Nervous System and Behavior Test

  Unit test next Tuesday



 

May 20 

Assignments : Due

Case Study: Hot August Afternoon Reflection due today

due today  Ch 35

Assignments: New

In Class:

Review



FYI:

Study Guide for Nervous System and Behavior Test

 

May 21 Unit Test Ch 28 and  Ch 35 take home due

Assignments : Due

due today Sense Activity Extra Credit (see 5/13)

Assignments: New

In Class:

Overview of Ecology

Real Survivor PPT Instructions

Making Presentations for projects (non-science fair projects)

Helpful Handout with Advice

Introduction to Survivor Project,

Group Participation Sheet

Project Reminders

National Standards survivor web links, and survivor web links, possible habitats (groups will draw a habitat from a fish bowl)

pick groups/assign jobs/ topic selections

Example Project

PowerPoint Rubric  and Presentation Rubric (general... things you might include)

May 22

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

HW: web search for information

Chapter 34  & Ch 36 pgs (skip 36.4)   notes due 5/31

In Class:

Overview of Ecology

Real Survivor PPT Instructions

Making Presentations for projects (non-science fair projects)

Helpful Handout with Advice

Introduction to Survivor Project,

Group Participation Sheet

Project Reminders

National Standards survivor web links, and survivor web links, possible habitats (groups will draw a habitat from a fish bowl)

pick groups/assign jobs/ topic selections

Example Project

PowerPoint Rubric  and Presentation Rubric (general... things you might include)

May 23
Meet in class first then go to Library
Assignments : Due

Assignments: New



In Class:

Helpful Handout with Advice

Making Presentations for projects (non-science fair projects)

Survivor Project,

Group Participation Sheet

Project Reminders

National Standards survivor web links,

FYI:

Example Project (compilation version only, B-B-)

May 24
Meet in class first then go to Library

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Helpful Handout with Advice

Making Presentations for projects (non-science fair projects)

Survivor Project,

Group Participation Sheet

Project Reminders

National Standards survivor web links,

FYI:

PowerPoint Rubric  (one of each per group) and Presentation Rubric (one per person) (NOTE: if you don't turn in this sheet you will get a zero on your participation grade).

May 27
Memorial Day/   No school

 

May 28
Meet in class first then go to Library 

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

Ch 37 Cornell notes due in journal  6/3

In Class:

Making Presentations for projects (non-science fair projects)

Helpful Handout with Advice

Survivor Project,

Group Participation Sheet

Project Reminders

National Standards survivor web links,

FYI:

May 29
Meet in class first then go to Library

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Helpful Handout with Advice

Survivor Project,

Group Participation Sheet

Project Reminders

National Standards survivor web links,

FYI:


May 30 (meet in class first... presentations in the library today, Friday and Monday) 

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Work on Biome Project

Web link:  Biomes

Web Link: Intertidal Zone

Non-native Invasions

FYI:

May 31 (Renaissance Assembly)
Assignments : Due

Chapter 34  & Ch 36 pgs (skip 36.4)  Cornell notes due 

Assignments: New



In Class:



Presentation Schedule

FYI:


June 3
(LAST DAY TO TURN IN ANY LATE, REDONE OR EXTRA CREDIT)

Cumulative Final List of Topics

Assignments : Due

Ch 37 Cornell notes due in journal  6/7

Assignments: New

In Class:

Meet here then go to library

Presentation Schedule
FYI:

June 4

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Any late presentations

Life video

Final Study Guide

FYI:

June 5

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

 Final Study Guide

Review for the final exam



FYI:

June 6

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Final Study Guide

Review for final exam

Final Exam Information:

3x5" card both sides or 1/2 sheet of notebook paper one side only. Handwritten only

2nd Semester Study Guide

Standards Review

California State Framework (detailed standards) PDF (see pages 36-66 of the pdf document)

Great Review Site for Molecular Genetics and Evolution

 FYI:

June 7
Rally Schedule Today, class ends at 2:05 PM (optional rally after school) (45 minute class)

Assignments : Due

Ch 37 Cornell notes due in journal 

 

Assignments: New

In Class:

Final Study Guide

Review for final exam

Final Exam Information:

3x5" card both sides or 1/2 sheet of notebook paper one side only. Handwritten only

2nd Semester Study Guide

Standards Review

California State Framework (detailed standards) PDF (see pages 36-66 of the pdf document)

Great Review Site for Molecular Genetics and Evolution

FYI:

June 10
A period Final

 Review

Final Study Guide

June 11
Period 1/2 Finals

June 12
Period 3/4

June 13
Period 5/6 Finals

June 14
Graduation