ACCELERATED BIOLOGY ASSIGNMENTS

2nd Semester 2015



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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) How to write a reflection

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

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quiz or test notice   Science Fair Assignment

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

January 26

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

Science Writing Tutorial

Tips on writing a literature review

Review of the Literature

How to do a review of the literature 

And more tips (OWL)

 

January 27 Make Bee sticks (day 14)

Begin Second Semester

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

Reminder:

  Science Fair Assn # 9B 2nd draft of literature review, including literature cited and introduction (includes statement of the problem and hypothesis) due 1/30) Peer Review of Review of Literature Adult Review Requirements: due January 30 Rubric/Example 

on how to use APA format references can be found in www.bibme.org

   Course Policy signature sheet 

Assign  Unit 12/ Meiosis Chapter 8.12- 8.24  notes and summary due 2/2 

 1st semester final exam results (test correction points see top of calendar) Extra Credit Assignment due 2/27

Start working on Test Corrections for 1st Semester Final

January 28 Plant Fast Plants ( are they flowering?)

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 & summary  due 2/3

Plant reproduction: Chapter 31.9-31.15focus questions and summary Chapter 26. 10/.11 focus questions and summary due 2/5 (flower information)

In Class:

Case Study Meiosis (pdf)

(assign case reflection (rubric))

Meiosis Slide Show

Meiosis Animation (youtube)

Comparing Mitosis and Meiosis,

FYI:

Meiosis Tutorial
Oogenesis video
Spermatogenesis video
Female reproduction cycle
 

January 29 (Early Release Day- 35 minute class)

Assignments : Due

Case Study Reflection Assignment due 2/3 How to write a reflection

Assignments: New

FYI:

 recommended:  Meiosis Links see syllabus

In Class:

Case Study Meiosis (pdf)

(assign case reflection (rubric))

Nondisjunction Meiosis I

Nondisjunction Meiosis II

January 30 (start pollinating? Fast Plant (Day 21) "Intermate" Fertilize F1 plants for 3 days 1st day pollinate (what happens during pollination))

Assignments : Due

Science Fair Assn # 9A 2nd draft of literature review, including literature cited and introduction (includes statement of the problem and hypothesis) due 1/30) Peer Review of Review of Literature Adult Review Requirements: due Rubric/Example 

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 2/6) 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 2/4

February 2 (pollinating?)

Assignments : Due

DUE TODAY  Unit 12/ Chapter 8.12- 8.24 notes and focus questions and summary

Assignments: New

In Class:

Penny Activity

(Google Doc for data for activity)

FYI:

 Extra Credit: Chromosome Flip Book  due 2/10(max 5 points)

February 3 (pollinating?)

Assignments : Due

Case Study Meiosis Assignment due (rubric) How to write a reflection

Oogenesis/Spermatogenesis Chapter 27.5-27.6, 27.9-27.14 focus questions and summary

Assignments: New

Activity: 13A/ Pgs 748-9, due in journal 2/6

Practice Problems (new)

In Class:

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

FYI:
 Genetics problems (Greek God problems)

Myths of Genetic Traits

February 4 (pollinating?)

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




February 5

Assignments : Due



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

Assignments: New

Case Study reflection Assignment for Sickle Cell due 2/13(rubric) How to write a reflection

Assign Ch 9.1-9.10 due 2/12 focus questions and summary

In Class:

Sickle cell genetics (group activity)

Practice Problems (new)

Genetics continued

Genetics Site from Nature.com

February 6

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 2/13 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 9

Field Trip Information for Science Fair (when date determined)

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 10 (iPads)

In Class:

Letter to Darwin PPT

Assignment due 2/17 Rubric

FYI:

Darwin Day Celebration!!   Extra Credit Follow ARTICLE REVIEW FORMAT for the  Biography of Darwin   Due 2/20 (due typed)

FYI:

Darwin Awards

February 11 (double 3rd Assembly)

Assignments : Due

Case Study reflection Assignment for Sickle Cell due 2/11(rubric) How to write a reflection

Assignments: New

In Class:

"Ghost in the Genes" and epigenetics.

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 2/25

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 12

(Darwin's Birthday (2/12)

Assignments : Due



Ch 9.1-9.10  notes/focus questions and summary due 

Assignments: New

Assign Ch 9.11-9.23 notes and summary   due 2/19

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 13

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 2/20



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 16

President's Day




February 17

Science Content Standards 2 c-g

Letter to Darwin due

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

In Class:

Epistasis continued

work on Four Cross Trait

Eye Color Info

Mendelian Inheritance X-files 

Genetics 

Blood Types

Blood type chart

Study Guide Part II (unit test)

February 18

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 3/3 :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 tomorrow

( 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 19 (iPad cart)

Quiz:  Ch 9

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 2/25

Figure out which PBL each lab group is doing

FYI:

X-inactivation animation

Gene Function, Patterns of Inheritance, Epistasis

Epistasis, and more Epistasis

 

Non-traditiona

inheritance (genetic anticipation, genomic imprinting...)

February 20 (Rally Schedule) (iPad cart )

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 2/25 (letter typed, pedigree drawn by hand, show calculations).

Transposons

FYI

Study Guide Part II (for unit test)

Transposons

More transposons

Transposon Animation

 

Imprinting

FYI for Science Fair:

Error analysis and statistics

Background Info:

cystic fibrosis

February 23

Unit test Friday   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 24

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

Science Fair Assignment #12: Project Board Instructions See Science Buddies (look on left margin) Science Fair Class Rubric  due 3/20

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

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 2/27

February 25

Review Day starts  Tuesday

Assignments : Due

DUE TODAY PBL or Case Study

In Class:

Unit test Friday  Unit 5 BStudy Guide Review Day Study Guide Part II

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

Monsters Genetics

 

February 26 Remove plant pods, dry in incubator

Assignments : Due

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

Assignments: New

 Review

In Class:

Review

Study Guide Part II

FYI:

February 27

 Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

Assign Assign Chapter 13  notes  due 3/10 (quiz that day)





Unit Test








March 2 (sprout seeds Plant F2 generation seeds and Plant Parent 2 seeds)

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Set up F2 seeds to sprout

Make up test for students who went on band field trip

Video: What Darwin Never Knew






 

March 3

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!  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

Science Fair Assignment #12: Project Board Instructions See Science Buddies (look on left margin) Science Fair Class Rubric  due 3/20

WARNING: FINAL DRAFT OF Project Binders and "rough" Project Boards are due Thursday March 19 make sure you checked through Science Fair Class Rubric

In Class:

Project is due 3/20 with binder and poster Science Fair Class Rubric

Introduction to Evolution

Evolution PPT (lots of slides)

Video: What Darwin Never Knew



FYI: 

  Project is due 3/20 with binder and poster Science Fair Class Rubric

March 4

Fast Plant results day:

Assign: Fast Plant Wrap-up (Includes handwritten Punnett square, class data, chi-square calculation,reflection/conclusion and references) Fast Plant Rubric Due 3/11

Fast Plant Results Who's the Father?

Fast plants 

Fast Plant Who's the Father Google Form

Fast Plant Who's the Father Google Spreadsheet of Results

Chi Square Help












March 5

Video: What Darwin Never Knew discussion

What is on a great project board.

Breeding Bunnies

WARNING: FINAL DRAFT OF Project Binders and  Project Boards PPT of what to do for a Poster Board are due 3/19, no excuses, make sure you have met the requirements listed in the Science Fair Class Rubric   (will be handed out in class) and it is checked off and in the front of the binder. Science Fair Project Team Assessment

March 6

Assignments: New

Assign Ch 14;  notes incorporate focus questions due 3/26

Breeding Bunnies:

Reflection with graphs due 3/12

In Class:

Introduction to Evolution: Breeding Bunnies due journal 3/11

Breeding bunnies

Extra Credit Article Review (Reflection) Epigenetics and Survivors of the Holocaust

FYI:

Evolution "Gems" from Nature Magazine(plate E. coli starter plates)


March 9

Assignments: New

Assign Ch 14;  notes incorporate focus questions due 3/26

Breeding Bunnies:(tape your graphs into your journal) Extra credit turn in separately into homework box... rest due in journal 3/12

In Class:

Natural Selection in Rock Pocket Mice

FYI:

Evolution "Gems" from Nature Magazine

March 10

Ch 13 Quiz

Assignments : Due

Chapter 13 notes and focus questions  due 

Assignments: New

In Class:

Natural Selection in Rock Pocket Mice due in Journal 3/12



Khan Academy: Hardy Weinberg (14 min)

Science Content Standards (5 d,e)


March 11

Assignments : Due

Fast Plant Wrap-up (Includes handwritten Punnett square, class data, chi-square calculation,reflection/conclusion and references) Fast Plant Rubric Due 3/11

Assignments: New

In Class:

Origin of Tetrapods Your Inner Fish video

Introduce Mechanisms of Evolution

Evolution PPT (lots of slides) continued

FYI:

Hardy Weinberg- site on Population Genetics from Nature.com

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

March 12

Alliance for Climate Education Assembly

Make sure you turn in your worksheet on Monday






March 13

Staff Development Day

no classes


March 16 (laptops)

DUE: Introduction to Evolution: Breeding Bunnies Reflection and graphs due 3/16

Natural Selection in Rock Pocket Mice due in Journal 3/16

In Class:

Start:

Dinosaur Evolution Activity (teacher rubric speaking & guidelines) (peer rubric... if you lose your copy) (post copy of story on blog)

March 17 (CAHSEE testing period 6 DO NOT meet) (laptops)








March 18 (CAHSEE testing) (laptops)

Hardy-Weinberg due

Dinosaur Evolution Activity (teacher rubric speaking & guidelines) (peer rubric... if you lose your copy) (post copy of story on blog)

March 19 (laptops)

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

Final copy of Science Fair binder and Project Boards  and  Science Fair Class Rubric (was handed out in class) due Monday




March 20

 In Class:

Dinosaur Class presentations

Peer rubric... due end of period


March 23

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 24

Debrief Practice Science Fair

Human Evolution PPT

Comparing Primate Skeletons

Assignments: New

Lucy Activity: Figure out how tall they were and if they were walking or running... provide hand written calculations and graph (can be computer generated) use the Information Processing &
Experimental Write-up Sheets
due 4/1

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



Basics to working with Spreadsheets

Link to Google Form

Link to Google Spreadsheet


March 25

Assignments : Due

Comparing Primate Skeletons

finish Lucy Activity

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)

March 26


Quiz Ch 14

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.

finish Lucy Activity




March 27

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.

Video TBD for students not participating



Assignments : Due



Assignments: New

Assign notes and focus questions Chapter 15 due 4/3

In Class:

At Science Fair


March 30 (laptops)

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

Assign notes and focus questions Chapter 15 due 4/3

New bioinformatics activity

FYI:

Cool Site: Becoming Human Web Site

Does Race Exist?








March 31 (laptops)

New bioinformatics activity blog

FYI:

Cool Site: Becoming Human Web Site

Does Race Exist?








April 1

(laptops)

Assignments : Due

Lucy Activity: Figure out how tall they were and if they were walking or running... provide hand written calculations and graph (can be computer generated) use the Information Processing &
Experimental Write-up Sheets
due 4/1

Assignments: New

Bioinformatic activity due April 17 blog group rubric Personal typed reflection due same day

In Class:

New bioinformatics activity blog (group rubric)

FYI

April 2 (Early Release Day- 35 minute class) ???


Assignments: New
Assign Ch 19.11-19.19 notes  due 4/15



Finch Data Activity (journal activity)

April 3 (remember you have until 4/17 to comment and respond on blog)

Study Guide for April 17 Evolution Unit Test


  Quiz Ch 15

Assignments : Due

Assign notes and focus questions Chapter 15 due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Finch Data Activity (journal activity)

FYI:

More on Genomics from Nature.com

April 6 Spring Break

April 7 Spring Break

April 8 Spring Break

April 9 Spring Break

April 10 Spring Break

April 13

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New 

In Class: 

More Finches...

FYI:

Chromosome breakpoint areas lead to speciation

They Don't Make Humans Like They Used To

April 14

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

Hominid Skull Activity   and BSCS Activity due in journal 4/16

In Class:

Or more finches

Hominin lab  

Video: In Search of Human Origins 

Lucy Comparisons from Nova (teachers domain)



New Homind Species Red Deer Cave People?

April 15

Assignments : Due

Assign Ch 19.11-19.19 notes  due

Assignments: New

Investigation 20A/ B, analysis questions due in journal with Hominid Skulls on 4/11 (might be cancelled due to finches)

In Class:

Finches wrap up? And a brief hominin demo

Finish Hominin lab and BSCS lab work

FYI:

  Unit test Friday

Study Guide for Evolution Unit Test

April 16

Study Guide for April 11 Evolution Unit Test

Assignments : Due

due today  All hominid skull activity and All analysis questions for 20 A/B  due   in journal (might be cancelled due to finches)

Assignments: New

In Class:

Review: Crash Course

Review

FYI:

April 17

(note prepare for pGlo, pour plates today)


Bioinformatic activity due April 17 blog group rubric Personal typed reflection due same day (remember you have until Monday to comment and respond on blog)


Unit Test Ch 13-15

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

Chapter 12.1-12.10 focus questions and  notes   due 4/22



FYI:

April 20 (regular schedule)

(make E.coli starter plates)

STAR testing Schedule:

Period 4: 12:45-1:30 Period 6: 2:25-3:10

Assignments: New

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

Chapter 12.1-12.10 focus questions and  notes   due 4/24

 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 5/7

In Class:

Introduction to pGlo lab techniques...day 1


April 21 CAASSP testing, no class today

Assignments : Due

In Class:


April 22 (make gels for CSPCR for next week)

CAASSP test schedule: Period 6: 1:15-3:10

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 4/28

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

Day 1 today

pGlo day one

tools of Biotech, Demo Gel pouring and electrophoresis

Hour 2: Introduction to PCR

Operons

Weird Al Yankovic Palindrome Song

FYI:

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

or Whose Baby (print out and fill out)

Human Genome Scavenger Hunt

April 23

CAASSP test schedule: No class today



Assignments : Due


Assignments: New



In Class:




April 24

CAASSP test schedule: Period 6: 1:15-3:10

Assignment:

Title, Written Summary How to write a reflection (1 page max.  pGlo Lab       Title, Written Summary (1 page max. due ... what did you do, what happened and why) 2 or more references   attach your handwritten results. Citations and references required

Due 5/1

 In Class: Hour 1

pGlo results, work on write up.

Background Info: The Lac Operon

Assignments : Due


Assignments: New

READ Crime Scene PCR lab AND Do lesson 1 questions and a Pre-Lab checklist for the  procedures of  Lesson 1  due tomorrow (quick guide version)


In Class: Hour 2

Introduction to PCR lab

FYI:

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

or Whose Baby (print out and fill out)

Human Genome Scavenger Hunt

April 27 CAASSP no class today


April 28

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



In Class:

Crime Scene PCR lab Lesson 1; set up lab



Hour 2:

More Biotech Unit

DNA and Restriction Enzymes

Instructions PPT

Print out if you want your own copies of DNA scissors

and DNA goes to the Races

April 29 (regular class day)

Assignments: New

Pre-Lab:  Who Dunnit?  Crime Scene PCR lab Student Guide download) due 5/1 Read Lesson 1  make a checklist procedure of the Lesson 2 due tomorrow (quick guide version)

In Class:

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:

Recommended Animations: Biotech animations

Exploring biotechnology at DNA Interactive

April 30

CAASSP testing no class today

May 1 CAASSP class meets 1:15 to 3:10

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   attach your handwritten results. Citations and references required

Assignments : Due

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

Assignments: New

Results of Crime Scene PCR lab : Title/ Drawing of Results with labels  (gel) answer questions How to write a reflection (check out Appendix B for more information) and  2 references. Due  5/6

FYI:

Biotechnology reflection activity (claim-evidence-reasoning sheet)

May 4

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) Updated Video from BBC

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

May 5

Assignments : Due
Assignments: New

In Class:

Ethics of biotechnology

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)

Updated Video from BBC

May 6

Results of Crime Scene PCR lab : Title/ Drawing of Results with labels  (gel) answer questions and  2 references (check out Appendix B for more information). Due

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

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class

Review

FYI:

May 7


 Unit Test today

May 8

Assignments : Due  

Assignments: New

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

Assign  notes  Chapter 28: due 5/14

In Class:

 Video: Evolution of  communication

Behavior and Nervous System

 How the Nervous System works..

FYI:


May 11
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 5/15

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  5/20 Sense Rubric Please print out and attach to Activity (if possible)

In Class:

Investigation 21 B: Reaction Time Analysis Questions due in journal 5/16

FYI:

May 12
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 13

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

Case Study: Hot August Afternoon reflection due 5/18

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 14

Assignments : Due

due today Ch 28  notes

Assignments: New

Assign Ch 35 due 5/18

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 15

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:

Nervous System and Behavior Test

  Unit test take home test due next Tuesday



 

May 18

Assignments : Due

Case Study: Hot August Afternoon reflection due today

due today  Ch 35

Assignments: New

In Class:

Review

FYI:

Nervous System and Behavior Test

May 19 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:

Lesson 1

Biodiversity Project


May 20

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

Chapter 34  & Ch 36 pgs (skip 36.4)   notes due 5/27

Ch 37 Cornell notes due in journal  5/29

In Class:

Lesson 2

Biodiversity Project


May 21

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Lesson 3

Biodiversity Project

FYI:

Extra Credit Article: Gulf Oil spill 5 years later

May 22


Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Video TBD

May 25
Memorial Day/ No school

 

May 26

Assignments : Due

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

Assignments: New

Ch 37 notes due in journal  5/29

In Class:

Lesson 4

Biodiversity Project

FYI:

May 27

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Lesson 5

Biodiversity Project


May 28

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Lesson 6

Biodiversity Project

May 29
Assignments : Due

Ch 37 Cornell notes due in journal 

Assignments: New

In Class:

Biodiversity Action Plan

Biodiversity Project

California Biodiversity Action Plan & Rubrics

FYI:


June 1
(LAST DAY TO TURN IN ANY LATE, REDONE OR EXTRA CREDIT)

Cumulative Final List of Topics

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Biodiversity Action Plan (BYOD)

Biodiversity Project

California Biodiversity Action Plan & Rubrics
FYI:

June 2

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

Peer Review and presentations of action plans

California Biodiversity Action Plan & Rubrics

Final Study Guide

FYI:

June 3

Assignments : Due

Assignments: New

In Class:

 Final Study Guide

Review for the final exam



FYI:

June 4

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

Great Review Site for Molecular Genetics and Evolution

 FYI:

June 5
Rally Schedule Today, class ends at 2:05 PM (optional rally after school) (45 minute class)

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

Great Review Site for Molecular Genetics and Evolution

FYI:

June 8
A period Final

 Review

Final Study Guide

June 9
Period 1/2 Finals

June 10
Period 3/4

June 11
Period 5/6 Finals

June 12
Graduation