A. P. Biology 1st Semester Calendar 2013-2014 (updated 1/22/2014)

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Note: if you don't have an A period class you are encouraged to come in early (8 AM) on announced Lab Days  
California & District Life Science Standards   &   How to Write in Biology PPT, Statistics PPT (xp version) ; Statistics Explained;  Lab Writing PPT  & Statistical analysis Link &  Error analysis Link Excel 2010 instructions How to write a reflection Test Corrections Instructions

What is a Pre-lab?   Tree of Life absent on lab day requirements Vernier Lab Pro Instructions Mini-Posters and Gallery Walks I CAN STATEMENTS

Concept Mapping and Virtual Glossary  and Scientific Root Words and Taking Lecture Notes   & Reading: SQ4R comprehension techniques &  How to get an A+ on a lab write-up  How a data table looks  in Word Timeline (tool) Vernier LabPro Mini-Posters Prezi Template

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,   information will be announced in class or on the SmartBoard at the beginning of class.

  LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE, RED0NE, EX CR MONDAY JANUARY 13, 2014

 AP Biology Calendar (August 26- September 27, 2013)

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Labs/ Learning Objectives/ Index

August 26









 

(Note  order Bio rad kits)




August 27

First Day of School

Minimum Day

HW: Signature due tomorrow

HW: Bozeman Biology: Youtube Podcasts: Introduction to AP Biology Emergent Properties of Life

HW: Assign Ch. 1 (Read only) due 8/30

HW: Safety Contract print out and sign (print out the last  page to turn in). due tomorrow

In Class:

Getting to Know You Google Form



Big Idea ActivityIntroduction to Big Ideas & Organizing Concepts



Other things to check out: (Safety Video on You tube)  w puppets

Lab Safety Movie (http://www.nclark.net/Lab_Safety.wmv)

August 28

Due: Signature due
Due: safety contract due
HW:
Academic Integrity contract due tomorrow


In Class:
Academic Honesty and Responsibility and Academic Integrity Quiz

Big Idea Wrap-up

-Intro to Scientific Method

Activity: Rocks, Ponds, and Boats



Other things to check out:
Whale Behavior: Blowing Bubbles
Now you see the octopus Now you don't
Bioluminescence in the deep ocean

Welcome to the Anthropocene

What if Life: Radio Version

August 29 Late Start Day

(buy organic cabbage) Day 0 biomass

Due: Academic Integrity contract due

HW: Pod Lecture Behavior Behavior and Behavior and Natural Selection



In Class:

Plant Grass Seed for Energy Dynamics Lab 10 Student Version, Carolina Version part one

Both parts of Lab10 are being run concurrently (biomass:producer/ butterfly: consumer)

Graphing...

The importance of lab journals

Citations

Other things to check out:

How to Write in Biology PPT

Statistics PPT (xp version)

Accepting Defeat (experimental defeat)

Narwhal tusk...interesting uses (article)

Teacher Note: (Biomass activity with grass seed for Lab 10 (substitute for growing fast plants)

August 30

Due: Chapter 1 (read only) due today

HW: Extra Credit: Book Review due by the end of September if you are going to do that extra credit assignment

HW: M&M statistics lab please read through for Tuesday as well as Pop. Ecology  Population Growth Activity: (if you own a graphing calculator please bring for Tuesday and Wednesday class)

HW: Assign Chapters 51: Behavior and Behavior and Natural Selection Chapter 52 Ecology & Homeostasis Introduction due  9/4

In class: Energy Dynamic continuing: catch up day

Cool way of doing a lab report “infographic lab report” (on fruit fly behavior and personality- (note: the above link can only be viewed from home, school blocks i.imgur links) from published article

Other things to check out:Selfish Sheep: Predation & Herding behavior (research article)

Plant Behavior: Allelopathic Plants (plants blocking growth of other plants)


Ecology Learning Objectives


Start Energy Dynamics Lab 10 Student Version, Carolina Version

Life Cycle of Brassica Butterflies (youtube)

How to use Image J to measure surface area (youtube)

Download Image J program

Written Instructions for using Image J (pdf)

Cool way of doing a lab report “infographic lab report” (on fruit fly behavior and personality- (note: the above link can only be viewed from home, school blocks i.imgur links) from published article


September 2

Labor Day

No School

September 3 (buy organic Brussels sprouts or cabbage)

Reminder: there are consequences for being absent on lab day requirements (additional write-up requirements)

HW: Bring a camera or need phone camera for tomorrow and graphing calculator is you already own one.

In Class:

using M&M statistics lab data Statistics Data day doing day 2 skittles

Pop. Ecology  Population Growth Activity: (bring a graphing calculator if possible) (New Population Activity this is really really good as a review for chapter 53 skills on logistic & exponential growth)

Pop. Ecology  Population Growth Activity: (start)

How to do a  student-t test
Statistics PPT (xp version)



Other things to check out:

Population Growth and Vulcans

Ants as military strategists


September 4 (caterpillars may be ready for part II now).

HW: Assignment: See info on M&M and Pop Ecology lab, answer questions provide graphs, title, references (APA, www.bibme.org) due 9/10

In Class:

M&M Skittle Lab Question: Working in your groups come up with one difference that can be measured between plain M&M's and Skittles using lab equipment available in the lab.... (standard lab equipment, balances, spectrophotometer, you are only limited by what we own and your imagination). (for example but not limited to: density, volume, light absorbency, solubility...) & Pop Lab con't, may run into tomorrow.

Example AP Biology Lab Write ups Example 1  Example 2

Helpful Links: How to generate graphs of:

Logistic Growth Model

Exponential Growth Model

Other things to check out:

TED Talk: Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box

Energy Flow GCSE BBC

Trophic Levels

Interactive: Modeling Ecosystems

And So it Grows Activity on Logistic & Exponential Growth

September 5 Day 7

(reserved cart)

HW: Assign Chapters 53-55 due 9/12 Assign Chapter 56 due 9/13 Abiotic and Biotic Factors     & Exchanging Materials with the Environment    & Population Ecology   &Communities and Ecosystems & Homeostatic Disruptions & Response to External Environments

In Class:

Biomass



Dynamic Energetics New Lab 10 Student Version(day 7 biomass harvest collection massing and drying day) Carolina Version



Other things to check out:

Using Image J to calculate surface area

Life Cycle of Brassica Butterflies (youtube)

Everything to know about raising Brassica Butterflies (pdf)

How to use Image J to measure surface area (youtube)

Download Image J program

Written Instructions for using Image J (pdf)

September 6 (Rally Schedule)

set up barns

In Class:

Dynamic Energetics Lab 10 Student Version, Carolina Version (dry mass day) Energy Dynamics Data Tables

Butterfly Barns (4th star larvae should be 10 days old)

Day 10 or 12 for butterfly?

Set up barns for over weekend



Other things to check out:

Firestorms and Climate Change

Dumping Iron into Oceans to Capture Carbon

Acidification messing with a fish's mind (going Dory)

Ecology Learning Objectives

Species Interaction/Dissolved Oxygen (using DO bottles) see old AP Lab 12



M & M
Pepper Population Statistics Labs


Energy Dynamics Lab 10

Everything to know about raising Brassica Butterflies (pdf)

September 9 (Climate Change Speaker: Brian LaFranchi)

HW: Dissolved Oxygen (read through for tomorrow) (using DO bottles) see old AP Lab 12


September 10

HW DUE: M & M & Pop Ecology Write up due

In Class:

Demo Vernier Lab Pro probes

Vernier Lab Pro

Dissolved Oxygen Day 1; set up Part I and Part II (using DO bottles) see old AP Lab 12





Demo lab



Other things to check out:

HANDOUT: Setting up a Lab
HANDOUT:  “Example of a Lab Report
          
HANDOUT:  Post Lab/ Write up Help

A Guide for Analyzing a Laboratory Report

September 11 (Senior Waterworld)

remass, caterpillar and cabbage

Group Reading Quiz Tomorrow (m/c up to 22 questions)

In Class:

Dynamic Energetics New Lab 10 Student Version Alternate Version (day 14 harvest collection day, mass and set up drying) Energy Dynamics Data Tables

Harvest day 14 Wheat grass set up drying

Other things to check out:

Interactive: Modeling Population Growth

Practice Calculations


September 12 Day 14

Reading Quiz Ch 51-55

HW Due: HW: Assign Chapters 53-55 due 9/12

In Class:

Titrate bottles???

Energy Dynamics Data Tables






September 13

HW Due: Chapter 56 due

Assign: Butterfly/Wheat Grass (Dissolved Oxygen) Investigation typed Descriptive title, summary data tables (2 for energy dynamics, 1 for DO) (for both experiments ), graphs, conclusion/discussion relate to big ideas, references (APA). . . Due 9/20 see old AP Lab 12 and Lab 10 Student Version for additional information

In Class:

Energy Dynamics Data Tables

Results day for both labs



Dynamic Energetics New Lab 10 Carolina Version (dry mass day)

Remass dry weight of wheat grass





Nomogram and information about DO in lakes

Designing Inquiry type labs
 Questions and procedures to consider in an Inquiry Lab Report

What is Inquiry?

Ecology Learning Objectives

Species Interaction/Dissolved Oxygen

Energy Dynamics Lab 10

September 16

HW: Prelab New Behavior Lab Sowbugs (What's in a prelab) and Brine Shrimp (if available)

Fly Preferences or Sowbugs or Brine Shrimp

In class:

Making Scientific Claims activity data, t-chart, graph

Interactive: Modeling Population Growth

Interactive: Modeling Population Growth

 


September 17 

In class:

New Behavior Lab Sowbugs and Brine Shrimp absent on lab day requirements

Observing brine shrimp and sowbugs figure out inquiry question to run lab tomorrow

Other things to check out:

Sowbug/Pillbug Background

and More on Terrestrial Isopods

Brine Shrimp: Artemia

Modeling Climate

Will there be enough fresh water?

Population Explosion

Global Carbon Budget*

Climate Change

September 18

HW: AP Lab Behavior Formal Lab Due 9/25 (Title, Abstract, Background/Intro, Procedure (short paragraph), Results( data, graph, paragraph, Chi Square calculations), Conclusion paragraph, references (2) Rubric How to write a reflection

Excel 2007 instructions

In class:

Behavior lab data

Chi-Square Statistic test for sowbugs and brine shrimp 

(Chi-square tutorial )

if time:

Population Equations, modeling population growth (Excel)

Practice Calculations

September 19

In class:



Population Equations, modeling population growth (Excel)

Practice Calculations




September 20

HW due: Energy Dynamics & DO lab





ECA Ecology

Review for Unit Test
 


Ecology Learning Objectives

New Behavior Labbb

September 23

HW: due tomorrow

Take Home FRQ

Unit Test Ch 1, 51-56

15-20 multiple choice today, some short answer, lab assessment, take home essay due tomorrow



 

September 24

HW due Take Home FRQ

Assign HW: Assign Ch 2, 3, read only, Chapter 4 & 5 notes required 9/30

Optional Test corrections (1/4 pt per corrected question) due by next unit test

In class:

Bozeman Origin of Life

Crash Course: History of Life

Mars and alternate idea

Panspermia from Origins

Energetics and Enzymes
Lecture Questions:
Biomolecules Enzymes

Things to check out:

Lecture Podcasts:

Chemical Basis to Life     & Water a polar molecule    & Molecules of Life & Biological Molecules (Essentials #42)
Enzymes  (Chapter 5/ Part II)
 Gibbs Free Energy/ (AP Essentials #12)
  Free Energy/Thermodynamics( Biology Essentials #12)

Macromolecules Gangnam Style

September 25 (Back to School Night )

HW due: Behavior Lab Formal Lab due today

In class:

 What is Bond Energy, Free Energy?

So you don't understand bond energy, thermodynamics and Gibbs Free Energy...here's a tutorial to help

Explanation of Gibbs Free Energy or Gibbs Function

September 26

Lecture Podcasts:


In class:

Dr. Simon Sayz: chemical origin of life from scratch- abiogenesis

Origin of Life Activity
background on Origin of Life
Origin of Life Investigation (Carolina) demo

Evolution of Life (little stories)

Chemistry of Life & Evolution (read summary) (for those who love chemistry)

Gibbs Free Energy Free Energy/Thermodynamics &  &  Enzymes 

 ECA: Proteins and Enzyme

RNA and the Origin Life HHMI Lecture (13-15)

September 27
Extra Credit Book Review Due Today

In class:

TED Talk: Life vs Non-life

Claims Activity

Things to check out:

Viruses may have been the precursors of life the Mimi Virus

Carl Zimmer on NPR "Planet of Viruses"



First Life






Ecology Learning Objectives

Biochemistry & Metabolism & Enzymes Learning Objectives



New Lab Origin of Life

AP Biology Calendar (September 30- November 1 2013)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Labs

September 30

HW due: Ch. 4,5 due

Reading Quiz Ch 4,5

 HW: Assign Ch 8  due 10/4

In class:

Intro to Inquiry

New New Enzyme Lab with Catalase

CB Enzyme #13:



Alternate enzyme lab-investigation


Toothpickase Demo


absent on lab day requirements

 

Review

 ECA: Proteins and Enzyme

October 1

In class:

Enzyme

lab day 1

absent on lab day requirements

Things to check out:

What you understand about bond formation is probable WRONG... read this. (and it is your biology teacher's fault, mea culpa)

Understanding Endergonic and Exergonic Reactions

Chemical Energy Tutorial Worksheet

October 2

In class:

Enzyme

lab day 2

absent on lab day requirements

Things to check out:

Excellent link that explains Gibbs Free Energy and Biology

Tutorial Worksheet on Energy (email me for answers)

October 3

HW: Assign Enzyme write up due 10/9

Size and Shape of Cells Activity  (print out for next class if you wish your own copy

In class:

New New Enzyme Lab with Catalase day 3/results

absent on lab day requirements














October 4



Ch 8 Quiz

HW due: Ch 8 due

In class:

Size and Shape of Cells Activity

Things to check out:

Cool Organelle: Proteasome (slideshow & animation) HHMI (degrading ataxin)

what is ataxin?










 

 

 

Biochemistry & Metabolism & Enzymes Learning Objectives

Enzyme Lab 13

Video Help


October 7

Case Study: Molecular Origins of Life

ECA: Proteins and Enzyme

October 8

Unit Test Ch 2-5,8 FRQ (essay in class)

HW Assign Ch 6,7 +36.2 due  10/16

In class:

History of Life PPT

Origin of Life Questions

Things to check out:

Lecture Podcasts:

Abiogenesis (creation of life from non-organic source)
The Cell  (Compartmentalism- Specialization)
Cellular Membranes  (Transport across membranes)
.

Cellular State of Mind Rap

October 9

HW due: Inquiry Lab  New New Enzyme Lab with Catalase due

If you want your own copy, print out the New Osmosis & Diffusion Investigation #4  lab

Please watch Podcast of  demo of diffusion 

In class:

Introduction to Diffusion & Osmosis lab-Investigation

TED Talk (animates a cell)

Things to check out:

Cellular Membranes (AP Essentials #15)
The Cell Membrane
  Transport across membranes (AP Essentials #16)
Osmosis Lab Walkthrough
Diffusion Demo
Osmoregulation

October 10 

Nobel Prize 2013 in Physiology/Medicine Vesicle Movement  & more details

ECA-CellMembranes

Demo AP Lab 1

absent on lab day requirements

Are all potatoes equal?

Virtual AP Lab 1

H2O Potential Lecture and Cell Organelles

-Demo Part A

 H2O Potential Lecture

October 11 (Homecoming Schedule, short classes)

Water Potential Practice Problems and more practice

 

Build a cell game

Biochemistry & Metabolism & Enzymes Learning Objectives

Cell Learning Objectives

Size & Shape of Cells Activity

Water Potential Worksheets for additional help and practice

worksheet 1

worksheet 2

worksheet 3

October 14



Lab 4 Osmosis Diffusion

absent on lab day requirements

ECA: Cell Membranes

Interactive Animations: Cell Transport

 

 

October 15

absent on lab day requirements

AP Lab measurements/ Results/ Calc. (help with calculations: notes on water potential)

Lab Write-up due 10/22 ( lab)  Osmosis & Diffusion lab Rubric  How to write an Abstract (2) How to write a reflection

 How to get an A+ on a lab write-up

October 16



Ch 6, 7 + 36.2 due



Lecture: Links to Excretion and Digestion (membranes) 

 Short unit test tomorrow

(includes organelles)

October 17



Short Unit Test and Essay

HW: Assign Ch 9 due 10/24

 

October 18



 Required Article Review due at the end of October: Topic Photosynthesis



Lecture: Cell Respiration






Cell Learning Objectives


New Lab 4 Osmosis Diffusion

October 21

Osmosis Diffusion Lab due tomorrow

Introduction to Cellular Respiration Lab

Demo procedure

 ECA: Energy Transfer (good review material)

Homeostasis and Oxygen & Carbon Dioxide in the Blood, Bohr Shift and Oxygen Dissociation (YouTube)

October 22

Osmosis/Diffusion Lab (Old AP Lab 1) Write-up due today (see 10/15) Late on 10/23 How to write a reflection

using Data Loggers and Bottles

CB Investigation #6 Cellular Respiration, demo respiration lab 

Demo procedure to Cellular Respiration Lab-investigation

Change ups: different types of seeds, different temperatures

  

absent on lab day requirements


Cellular Respiration Song (BlackEyedPeas)

October 23

Lab day

What is Bond Energy, Free Energy?

Energy Balance Sheet for Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis

Great Animation of Cellular Respiration

Was Glycolysis the earliest metabolic pathway? Check out these links:

Autotrophic Carbon Fixation 1st (2010) Woesean View Evidence Explained Fixing Carbon Dioxide First? First Explained (1990) Origin of Cells & Metabolism – proposed 2003 (Origin of Biochemistry 2007)


October 24 

Case Study: Bean Brew

  Ch 9 Quiz

Chapter 9 due

Assign Ch 10 due 10/29

Results Day

Formal Lab ..due 10/31  How to get an A+ on a lab write-up  Q10 calculator with explanation of interpreting Q10 How to write a reflection

(for fun q10 diatribe) Lab Rubric Cell Respiration

Interesting Confounding factor: Green seeds can photosynthesis

October 25 (End 1st Qtr)

Start Photosyn

Interactive Introduction to Photosynthesis (requires Java) (go to browse all activities, select Biology harvesting light)

finish going over Q10

Wrap up Results if necessary

Lecture continued Krebs/ Oxidative Phosphorylation

Interactive Animations of Photosynthesis

Cell Learning Objectives

Metabolism II (Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis) learning objectives

New Lab 6: Cellular Respiration

October 28

Read thru introduction information on the use of a Spec 20 on Helms Lab #4

Demo AP Lab 4 (found in zip file, AP Lab folder) also New Investigation #5: Photosynthesis procedures

Spectrophotometer demo

Lecture continued

PPT of Lab-investigation

Changing up the experiment... wavelengths, different colored lights, distance to light, other plants besides spinach



Using the Inverse Law (for light and distance)






October 29

Ch 10 due

Assign Ch 11 (includes 18.4, 39.2, 39.3 and page 639) due 11/7

Assign Ch 12 due  11/8

Prelab due for Photosynthesis lab

AP Lab 4(May have to repeat after school if problems). part 1 chromatography and part IIabsent on lab day requirements

What is Bond Energy, Free Energy?

Energy Balance Sheet for Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis

Great Animation of Cellular Respiration

October 30

Ch 10 Quiz

Required Article Review due: Topic Photosynthesis tomorrow


AP Lab 4/New Lab-Investigation 5 Photosynthesis Results/ 

due 11/7  Photosynthesis Rubric How to write a reflection

 How to get an A+ on a lab write-up

What is Glogster and Infogram

Infogram (sign up for a free account)

Glogster (sign up for an account)

TED Talk: Genes (DAF-2 & FOXO) and Life Span

Cell Signaling between organisms: Springtails help moss in fertilization (article)

October 31 Late Start Day

Cell Respiration formal lab due today How to write a reflection

meet here go to S-1 Computer Lab

Infogram (sign up for a free account)

your choice

Glogster (sign up for an account)

Cell Signaling Group Project

 TED talk (How Bacteria Communicate)

Case Study: Silencing the Hedgehog



Ch 11 due

Assign Ch 12 due 11/12

Cell Signaling/ Neurons Lecture
Neurons and muscles and cell signaling

Humans share chemical signals

Thyroid receptors and Premature Babies

November 1

Staff development day, no classes


Metabolism II (Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis) learning objectives

Cell Communication & Cell Cycle and Mitosis Learning Objectives



Old Lab/ New Lab 5 mix: Photosynthesis

AP Biology (November 4- November 29, 2013)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Labs

November 4

meet here go to the S-1 Computer Lab

Cell Signaling Group Project

Interactive Animations Cell Signaling


November 5

Cell Signal Presentations

Onion Root Tutorial

lread over CB New Investigation #7A Mitosis for tomorrow

 Additional Lab Information

Sample Data roots treated with caffeine and alternate dye instructions

November 6

Photosynthesis Lab due How to write a reflection

absent on lab day requirements

Cell Cycle

Photosynthesis Article Review last day to get full credit today (see summer letter) see article link on front web page)

Lecture: Cell communication/ cell cycle

Cancer and Stem Cells

 Cancer Vaccines

November 7

Chapter 11 due

introduction

CB New Investigation #7A Mitosis (dry lab)

Making onion root squashes

HHMI: p53 gene and Cancer

 

November 8

Ch 11 Quiz

 New Investigation #7A Mitosis

New Investigation #7A Mitosis Write up Rubric ( due 11/15)

Sample Data




Cell Communication & Cell Cycle and Mitosis Learning Objectives



New Lab 7A Mitosis

Video Help

November 11

Veteran's Day

No School

 

No School Today





 

November 12 

Ch 12 due

New Investigation #7A Mitosis Write up Rubric How to write a reflection ( due 11/15) any questions

Case Study: Diabetes and Insulin Signaling

or

Case Study: My Dog is Broken



HHMI: Quorum Sensing and TED Talk: Bonnie Bessler/ Bacteria & Quorum Sensing

and more from Bonnie Bessler from HHMI

Plant signaling, for real

November 13  

Case Study: Diabetes and Insulin Signaling

or

Case Study: My Dog is Broken

 

November 14

(pour gels for PV 92)



review day


November 15

New Investigation #7A Mitosis Write up Rubric ( due 11/15) How to write a reflection

Required Article Review due: Topic Photosynthesis (extension to 11/16)

 UNIT TEST: CHAPTERS 9-12

Assign Chapter 16 (review Ch 5.5) due 11/21

Assign Chapter 20 and 21 due 12/3

Unit Review (Ch 13(omit), 16, 20, 21) 

(note chapter 13 has been moved to 2nd semester)

Role of Topoisomerase in DNA Replication

Topoisomerase (fixing a knotty problem) YouTube

Topoisomerases and Playdoh YouTube

Metabolism II (Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis) learning objectives

Cell Communication & Cell Cycle and Mitosis Learning Objectives

November 18

TED Talk: James Watson: How we discovered DNA

Extra Credit Article Review: topic Cell Reproduction due 11/30

PV92 Quick Guide Instructions

 for lab starting tomorrow

PV92 Student Manual (all the info)

Intro to PCR animation

PCR Animation 2

Genetic Origins

Background Article on PV92 and Evolution

Pseudogenes Alu article (extra credit article)

November 19

PV92 Quick Guide Instructions

 for

PV92 Student Manual (all the info)

( do the harvest of cheek cells today, and set up PCR to run)

Interactive Animations DNA Replication

November 20

run gels



Replication song to the backstreet boys

Animation: How Alu jumps in the genome

November 21

Chapter 16 (review Ch 5.5) due 11/21

PCR resultsPV92 Student Manual (all the info)

PV92 Rubric  How to write a reflection due 12/4 (late after 12/5) see below for helpful links

(Use this link to get to additional information on Alu at DNALC

 read background and then click on "exercises" for instructions)  Title,

1 page summary of results, picture or drawing of gel,

relate results to

Allele Server ( use doing Exercises 1 thru 4 to help shape summary of results and conclusions) + min 2 references absent on lab day  (additional write-up requirements) Due 12/4

November 22

In class activity today: Restriction Mapping work in lab groups, if you are absent make sure you read through procedure and do at least 2 practice problems.

Below are more practice activities

 Restriction Analysis Investigation #9 dry lab-Investigation
restriction (dry lab this year)

 Restriction Mapping Lab  

Data for Restriction Mapping Dry Lab (write up canceled)



Semi-log Graph help

Mapping Problems

Unit Review (Ch 13 (omit), 16, 20, 21)

BioRad Restriction Mapping Practice #1

BioRad Restriction Mapping Practice #2



Restriction Mapping Lab (dry lab)

Helpful background info

due tomorrow

 CarolinaBiological Practice Restriction Mapping Problem

Gene Mapping Problem

z

November 25

Thanksgiving

November 26

Thanksgiving

November 27

Thanksgiving

November 28

Thanksgiving

November 29

Thanksgiving

DNA/RNA, Biotechnology, Viruses learning objectives

December 2 - December 27, 2013

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

labs      

December 2

Required Article Review topic Genes due by Friday before Final Exam

Scitable from Nature: Cancer
 &  Introduction to Biotechnology & Bacterial Operons & Bacterial Gene Control & Gene Mapping & Essentials of Genetics Unit 4 (Manipulating DNA)
Prezi Presentations: Biotechnology
Genomics 101 (TED talk)
DNA Anatomy
YouTube DNA Replication Song to backstreetboys
DNA Replication



Restriction Analysis (write up canceled) Investigation #9

run gels (doing dry lab this year)

DNA Technology Continued (old school VNTRs, RFLPs, Southern Blots; STR "new school") Don't forget to check out the podcasts for review

Sperm Genome (July 2012) Lots of recombination and boo-boos

December 3

Chapter 20 & 21 due

Lecture???

TED Talk: Welcome to the Genome Revolution

Regulation and Timing in Development(AP Essentials #24)

Molecular Biology of the Gene (DNA Structure) DNA Replication

Homeostasis Hugs
Cellular Specialization (Development) )Essentials #44) 

First Gene Therapy Glybera may be approved (7-2012) in EU



Genomic Structure rather than Mutations may explain Differences in Individuals

December 4 

PV92 Rubric  How to write a reflection due 12/4

 review for unit test tomorrow

Unit Review (Ch 13 (not on this test) 16, 20, 21) Ch 20 and 21 due







December 5

Unit Test, Chapters 16, 20 and 21

Extra Credit Article Review Due

Assign Ch 17,18 +25.5 (good to review 11.1 & 11.4) due 12/12

Interactive Animation Protein Synthesis

December 6

Speaker: Dr. Caroline Kane (prof emeritus UCB Molecular & Cell Biology)

Topic: TBD

Intro to Central Dogma

Class Lecture:
More Dogma

 
Central Dogma: Transcription
Central Dogma: Transcription and Translation(Chapter 10)

 DNA & RNA Part I (history) (Biology Essentials #27 A)
DNA & RNA Part II (structure)(Biology Essentials #27 B)

Gene Control  (Chapter 11)
  & Gene Regulation  (AP Essentials #31)
Signal Transmision and Gene Expression (AP Essentials #32)

 

From Gene to Protein: Chapter 17
 Scitable from Nature:
Essentials of Cell Biology Unit 2 &   Central Dogma & Eukaryotic Gene Control

absent on lab day requirements

DNA Super Coils Hopping along-Gene Regulation with video so cool

Reprogramming Urine cells into neural cells (original)

DNA/RNA, Biotechnology, Viruses learning objectives



Restriction Analysis

Interactive Animation of Restriction Digest and Elecrophoresis

December 9

Restriction Mapping Lab  Rubric on lab due today (write up canceled)

Interactive Animation Protein Synthesis

Unit ECA (Central Dogma-Gene Expression) Questions 1-10

Transcription Animation DNALC

Translation Animation DNALC

How a mutation alters protein structure (Sickle Cell Anemia) animation HHMI

Visualizing Gene Expression HHMI, slideshow

All the different types of RNA & Ribozymes HHMI slideshow & animations

December 10 (pour pGlo plates for next week, extra plates with LB/ARA)

Talk about Lab-investigation... need time to make up plates Inquiry Extension to Bacterial Transformation

Lac Operon Interactive Animation from Gene Machine

LUX operon from HHMI animation

Retroviruses are in control of development "We are viral from the beginning" Stem Cell Potency and Retroviruses From Gene to Protein Animation (Cell Function Overview) Protein Transport Movie Transcription and Translation

Cystic Fibrosis Gene Defect Article



Animation of how signal molecules help regulate transcription of proteins (HHMI)

Hot off the presses: ENCODE Encyclopedia of DNA Elements:no more junk DNA, 80% of genome has at least biochemical function.

ENCODE Background Please Read

December 11

Assign Ch 19 (Viruses) & 27.1 due 1/8

Lecture Central Dogma 

continued

Drugs and Epigenetics activity

pre-mRNA splicing Alternate Splicing Article

Hot Topic: RNAi silencing expression

Why is DNA the main nucleic acid for information storage instead of RNA?



Violation of Central Dogma???? Non-ribosomal peptide synthesis



Active RNA Polymerases: Mobile or Immobile Molecular Machines?

December 12 

 

Reading Quiz Ch 17, 18

Ch 17,18 +25.5 (good to review 11.1 & 11.4)due



HEADS UP: LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE, RED0NE, EX CR MONDAY JANUARY 14, 2013

Pseudogenes no longer vestigial? Origins of Gene Regulation (2010) good extra credit article review The Role of Nucleosome Positioning in the Evolution of Gene Regulation

Virophages: Viruses that can infect other viruses Mimi and Mama viruses and viruses that infect parasites passed on

December 13



Case Study: Foxp2

or

Case Study: Donor's Dilemma

or

Case Study: HIV

or 

Case Study: Pandemic

 

HOX genes HHMI lecture

HIV Life Cycle Animation HHMI

How AZT can block HIV reverse transcriptase HHMI

Protease Inhibits HIV from maturing HHMI

DNA/RNA, Biotechnology, Viruses learning objectives





Funny YouTube from Bio-Rad GTCA to YMCA

December 16

Central Dogma-Gene

pGlo: Investigation #8; introduction
Virtual AP Lab 6 Site

Inquiry Extension to Bacterial Transformation



 Bacterial Operons & Bacterial Gene Control

 

Bonnie Bessler LUX operon

December 17

 pGlo


microRNAs from food controling our genes

Tweaking a Gene Makes it Stronger

Fruit fly intestines and the secret of longevity

Time to wake up

December 18

pGlo

absent on lab day requirements

Search for Emerging Viruses (TED talk)

 

Humorous NPR animation of viral infections

HHMI: Stem Cells & Regeneration & Development

December 19

pGlo

Assign pGlo write up due 1/8 How to write a reflection

lab discussion pGlo

absent on lab

day requirements 






December 20

 HHMI:  Viral Outbreak lectures


Winter Break

School Resumes Jan 6, 2014

Reminder last day to turn in late or redone labs is Monday January 13th

DNA/RNA, Biotechnology, Viruses learning objectives

New Lab 6 pGlo and extension

December 14  Winter Break

December 25  Winter Break

December 26 Winter Break

December 27  Winter Break

December 28  Winter Break

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A. P. Biology Calendar December 30, 2013- January 24, 2014

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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December 30 Winter Break

December 31 Winter Break

January 1 Winter Break

January 2 Winter Break

January 3 Winter Break

Labs

January 6

Required Article Review topic Genes due by Friday before Final Exam

AP Bio Fall Final Study Guide

Ghost in Your Genes (external gene expression)

HHMI: How Gene Switches Work

HHMI: Gene Switches and Fly Wing Decorations

HHMI: Birth & Death of Genes

HHMI: Natural Selection in Humans

Lecture 4: From Butterflies to Humans (gene switches)

January 7

AP Bio Fall Final Study Guide

Plant Genome Gone Wild Reading

Gene Regulation Worksheet in class (Word version)

HHMI: How do cells know what to do (cytoplasmic factors)

HHMI: Stem Cells & Regeneration & Development

HHMI: Animation: How to get stem cells

January 8

pGlo write up How to write a reflection due

Chapter 19 reading notes due

 Quiz Ch 19 today

Gene Regulation Worksheet in class (Word version)

AP Bio Fall Final Study Guide

 Unit ECA (Central Dogma-Gene Expression)... work in small groups on first page. Questions 11- on viruses

RNAi Nature

January 9

AP Bio Fall Final Study Guide

Eukaryote Gene 

Regulation  vs (prokaryotic regulation)

RNAi Animations

Octopus uses RNA editing to change protein to cope with frigid temperatures 

Search for Emerging Viruses (TED talk)

Humorous NPR animation of viral infections

January 10

AP Bio Fall Final Study Guide

LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE, RED0NE, EX CR MONDAY JANUARY 13

HHMI:  Viral Outbreak lectures

PBS: RNAi explained

HHMI: RNAi tutorial

Long Coding RNA and HOTAIR another type of regulation

Small hairpin RNA (shRNA) and viroids

Ch 17-19 Study Guide

DNA/RNA, Biotechnology, Viruses learning objectives

January 13
AP Bio Fall Final Study Guide

LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE WORK OR REDONE LABS
LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE, RED0NE, EX CR

GENE ARTICLE REVIEW DUE TODAY

CER Activity: Jumping Genes & Schizophrenia

Video: From Butterflies to Humans HHMI Lecture (lecture 4 online)

January 14
AP Bio Fall Final Study Guide

Ch 17-19 Study Guide


January 15
AP Bio Fall Final Study Guide

Unit Test, 

Ch 17-19 (last day for chapter notes)


Review and Unit ECA (Central Dogma-Gene Expression)


January 16
AP Bio Fall Final Study Guide

Fall Final Review




January 17

Required Article Review topic Genes due by Friday before Final Exam that's today


AP Bio Fall Final Study Guide

Fall Final Review

Classic Biology Place: Biocoach (tutorials on major topics) LabBench (AP lab reviews)

DNA/RNA, Biotechnology, Viruses learning objectives

January 20 

 

Martin Luther King's Birthday/Holiday

No Classes

 

 

January 21

A Period Final

 

AP Bio Fall Final Study Guide (note chapter 13 is not on the final exam)

January 22

 

1st and 2nd Period Finals

Final Exam

Chapter 1-21, 50-55

Appx. 90 M/C

2 Essays

January 23

 

3rd and 4th Period Finals

 

 

January 24

5th and 6th Period Finals

 

2nd Semester Begins Tuesday January 28

 

Chapter 14 & 15 due  1/30