AP Biology January 26- June 10, 2010

How to Study- Guide  Test your brain  Tree of Life How to Write in Biology PPT Statistics PPT

NOTE: Reading and Focus Questions are Assigned and Due on the Dates indicated, HOWEVER these assignments will not be collected 2nd semester, also you are limited to a total of 2 REDOs on LAB WRITE-UPS SECOND SEMESTER!

Phyla Links: Extra Credit: Phyla Presentation Worksheet Template  Phyla Background and Phyla Presentation Assignments  Tree of Life

Note: Students who do not elect to take the AP Biology Exam are required to do the following report Alternate Assignment for Students not Taking AP Biology Exam topic must be pre-approved and are due the day of the exam 5/10/10)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
January 25

No Classes Teacher Work Day

 

 

Note: Students who do not elect to take the AP Biology Exam are required to do the following report Alternate Assignment for Students not Taking AP Biology Exam

 

 

 

 

 

January 26

Start 2nd Semester New Seating Chart

Course Policy signature sheet Parent signatures and email addresses

Misconceptions about Evolution List

Assign Ch 22 and Ch 25.6 and 23 (read Ch 25.1-25.3 -( chapter 25 is switched with 26 in the 7th edition) for background information) due 2/1

Fall Final Test Corrections (regular Quiz  assignment, due 2/18 (note final exam copy version A only on School Loop Calendar)

Darwin and Hardy-Weinberg

      Bring AP Lab 8              tomorrow

Prelab AP Lab 8 due tomorrow

The Hypertension Hypothesis

 

The Hypertension Hypothesis Rebutted (good science/bad science)

 

January 27

AP Lab 8

   Course Policy signature sheet Parent signatures and email addresses due

Hardy-Weinberg Article and Background (pdf)

Hardy-Weinberg download activities.

EvoDots (download and use online manual, located under "help".)

Allele A1(download and use with the following pdf files: AlleleAI Manual, Tutorial I Selection/Mutation, Tutorial 2 Migration/Drift

Supertaster Genetics

 

PTC paper article

 

Populations and Quantitative Genetics

 

Bird feeders and Evolution

 

Toxoplasma needs Cats and Rats to Reproduce how do Cat Owners fit in?

January 28

 

 

Hardy Weinberg AP lab 8 wrap-up. Just turn in word problems at the end of the lab due Monday

 

review info site on Evolution (January Article due )

 

Links to using DNA/nucleotides to look at Evolutionary Relationships

 

Sequence Analysis Info

 

Cladistics Teacher Guide

Evolution "Gems" from Nature Magazine

Sticklebackfish article

Cladistics Student Guide

Nova: Dover Trial : Defining ScienceDarwin's Predications; Fossil Evidence

 

 

Tracking Evolutions Footprints in the Human Genome

 

Extra Credit Book Report (due by the end of 3rd Quarter)

 

Your Inner Fish articles:

A Devonian tetrapod-like fish and the evolution of the tetrapod body plan

The pectoral fin of Tiktaalik roseae and the origin of the tetrapod limb

Oldest footprint on terrestrial Earth  (Extra Credit Article see me for copy)

January 29

(Note: start bean seeds for AP Lab 9)

 

Reading Quiz Monday

 

Video: Evolution: Why Sex

or

What Darwin Never Knew

Intro to Phylogenetics and other links within UCMP

 

Confounding issues in phylogenetics:

Horizontal Gene Transfer

Jumping Genes in Plants horizontal transfer article

 

Life on Earth in 60 seconds

 

Chromosome breakpoint areas lead to speciation

Evolution YouTube (Stanford)

February 1 Reading Quiz today

 Ch 22 and Ch 25.6 and 23 (read Ch 25.1-25.3 -chapter in the 7th edition) for background information) due

absent on lab day requirements

Introduction to protein gels  (info on SDS/PAGE gels; protein analysis) DO NOT PRINT OUT JUST READ

Protein Fish Lab Quick Guide

Complete Student Manual (do not print out use for reference only)

Fish  Protein Glossary

Prelab Day 1 due tomorrow

Assign Ch 24 (includes Chapter 25.4-25.5) , and Chapter 26 (25 in 7th ed) plus Pgs on Primates (Chapter 34.7-34.8) due 2/8

Biased Gene Conversion (may be responsible for accelerated evolution) Extra Credit Article Review due 2/12

February 2 (High School Exit Exam)

Period 3 meets from 2:12 PM to 3:10 PM (period 4 no class today)

Fish Evolution Lab   day 1

Post Lab Analysis Help HBB FASTA list

Bring standard curve paper (see page 3 of post lab Analysis help pdf above)

absent on lab day requirements

FYI:

Early Whales Gave Birth on Land, Fossils Reveal

Did Life Evolve in Ice?

Pupfish and Evolution

Neanderthals on Trial

 

February 3 (High School Exit Exam)

Period 4 meets 11:35 AM to 12:25 PM (period 3 no class today)

Fish Evolution Lab   day 1

Post Lab Analysis Help(HBB FASTA list)

Bring standard curve paper (see page 3 of post lab Analysis help pdf above)

 

Babsent on lab day requirements

February 4

 Fish Evolution Lab day 2

Lab write up due 2/11 Assign Fish Protein lab , see rubric for detail  Fish RUBRIC HBB FASTA list

Post Lab Analysis

How to do linear regression on calculator

 

FYI:

Evolution of Skin Color (TED talk)

Ken Miller on chromosomes on chimp and human

Chromosome breakpoint areas lead to speciation

February 5

Lab Assignment: Walruses, Whales, Seals  (direct link to online tutorial) Analysis questions and pasted trees and matrices due 2/16 (typed) 

 

The following activities are available for extra credit: Bears and Pandas (old version) Bears and Pandas (new version)

Lecture CH 24/25 Demo Primate Relationships (old version)

 Primate Activity (new version)  (help tutorial) Which human genes have been hotspots for positive selection?

Extra Credit Analysis questions due 2/16 (typed)

Phylogenetic Tree Background Help on Parsimony (slideshow)

Phylip (free program for determining phylogeny)

 1)Using Sequence to determine Phylogenetic Trees

2)Phylogeny and Trees

Video: Mind's Big Bang (Evolution Series PBS)

 

Channeling Evolution Article

Evolution and the Innate Immune System

 

February 8

Assign Ch 24 (includes Chapter 25.4-25.5) , and Chapter 26 (25 in 7th ed) plus Pgs on Primates (Chapter 34.7-34.8) due today

Video: Becoming Human

Science Article on altered sex ratios (ask for article)

Geologic Time Mnemonic

Revised Tree of life Eocytes

Evidence for Sympatric Speciation

Phylogenetic Trees

February 9

Evolution of Man and more Evolution of Man (Smithsonian)

continued

Wolbachia and Intragenomic Conflict Slide Show (an alternative version of natural selection) Toxoplasma gondii another parasite that changes behavior in mammals; linked to alteration in sex-ratio in humans, more

Comparative Hominid Skull Lecture

Becoming Human Web Site

Did Climate Change Trigger Human Evolution?

New "Hobbit" Human Bones Add to Evidence, Oddity

 

 Millions of Men May Be Descended From Irish King, Study Says

Or Genghis Khan and more

Out of Africa ppt

Article Link: Modern Human Origins and Neanderthal Extinctions in the Levant

February 10 

Reading Quiz Ch 24,26 + Primate/Man reading

World's Oldest Cave Art

Slide Show

Shape of Life: Bones, Brawn, and Brains or Journey of Man  (check out the atlas on the web site)

Why bother carrying a deleterious gene (for 52,000 years)?

They Don't Make Humans Like They Used To and Duffy Blood Group Advantage  (Duffy article available for Extra Credit)

February 11

Lab write up due today , cladogram section, Post Lab Analysis Help references) Fish RUBRIC

Wikipedia: Phylogenetic Trees

 

Adam never met Eve article

Does Race Exist?

Review (Unit Test  chapters 22-26 + pages)

Finish 2nd hour of What Darwin Never Knew

Taxonomy/Phylogeny Review

Hominid Clade

Appendix; vestigial or not?

Less is More

 

 

 

 

 

February 12

 Unit Test (Ch 22-26 + pages)

Assign Chapter 27 due 2/18

 

 

 

February 15

President's Day

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February 16

Extra Credit: Phyla Presentation 18: (Zach/Steph & Jasmine)

Lab Assignment: Walruses, Whales, Seals  (direct link to online tutorial) Analysis questions and pasted trees and matrices due 2/16 (typed) 

Origin of Life and Diversity

Recommended Parade thru the Kingdoms

Tree of Life Link

Protist A-rama

Alternation of Generations, Asexual and Sexual Reproduction/

 

 

February 17

Cyanobacteria Switch Metabolism at Night

Begin Helms 18,19 and 20 (This is Helms 22,23,24 located in the School Loop Locker Folder)

Helms 18 Read B, Do A, C, D (selected slides)

Bacterial Evolution (diarrhea) TED talks

February 18

Fall Final Test Corrections (regular HW assignment, due today

Ch 27 due

Assign Ch 28, 29 due 2/21

Start Helms 19 Read D, Do A, B, C, F, G

All Lab Review Ques for 18,19,20 (This is Helms 22,23,24 located in the School Loop Locker Folder) due 2/25 (typed)

 

Good review of protista for quiz

 

February 19

Quiz Ch 27

Finish Helms 20 (all review questions due 2/24)

Article Review #5 due 2/26, Topic: Prokaryotes Start Helms 20, selected slides

Tree of Life

Pictures for Lab (under construction)

February 22 (Extra Credit Phyla Presentation 19: Val & Alex/ Anna & Gloria)

Assign Ch 30,31 due 2/26

-Intro to Slime Inquiry Lab

 -Lab Design Slime

Designing Inquiry type labs

Helm's catch up day (This is Helms 22,23,24 located in the School Loop Locker Folder)

 

 

February 23

Ch 28, 29 due today

Slime mold set up

 

Fungi Slide Show

Fungus of the Month

Fungi Weblinks

6 ways fungi can save the world (TED talk)

 

February 24Reading Quiz Ch 28/29

Lab Review Ques for 18,19,20 due tomorrow

Slime Setup: Descriptive titles, procedural design and Observations; anecdotal, measurements (including drawings) and conclusion, references due typed 3/1

Fungi Life Styles/ Video (The Rotten World)

Flesh Eating Fungi (Cordyceps mind controlling fungi-YouTube)

Pond Scum videos

February 25 (Extra Credit Phyla Presentation 20: Jake & Rachel/ Ashley & Vanessa)

Ch 30, 31 due

All Lab Review Ques for 18,19,20 due  (typed)

Review

Absolutely GREAT overview of Eukarya

Tree of Life

February 26

Article Review #5 due today, Topic: Prokaryotes

 

Ants, Parasitic Fungi, and Streptomyces (coevolution and mutualism) Extra Credit article review

 

March 1

Practicum (covering slides from Helms 18-20).

 

catch up review

 

March 2

Unit Test .

Digital Plant Scavenger Hunt

Plant Unit Take home test due 3/18- covers chapters 35-39

March 3

Pre lab AP Lab 9 due Thursday

Plant Morphology

Evolution of Plants

New class of Plants Hormones found (9/08) (good for extra credit)

Diversity of Plants

Plant slides

Plant Hormones and More

Plant Growth

Plant Defense System

How do you make a seedless orange? and Parthenocarpy

 

March 4

Stem Morphology/ AP Lab 9

Assign Ch 35-36 due 3/9

 

 

 

March 5

 

AP Lab 9Results/ Semi-Formal Title, Abstract, Results (summary table, summary graph, trend paragraph), conclusion and references. due 3/11 RUBRIC ( AP Lab 9 help)

 

Plant Structure and Growth Tutorial/ The Biology Place

 

March 8

Private Life of Plants: Its a Jungle Out There

 

Plant Hormones (link on bottom of page to other hormones)

Plant Tissue stuff

Plant Cells

Translocation of Food

Transgenic Plants

Plant Growth

Self-Incompatibility/ Avoiding Inbreeding

Asexual Reproduction

Etiolation/ Phytochromes

 

March 9

Intro to BioRad GMO PCR lab (full lab on your disk)

 

March 10

Day 1 BioRad GMO PCR lab

Ch 35,36 due

Plant's continued

 

 

Assign Ch 37-39 due 3/16

 

 

March 11

AP Lab 9 due today (see 3/6)

Day 2/ Day 3 (run and stain gels) BioRad GMO PCR lab

Video: Botany of Desire continued

March 12

Day 3 BioRad GMO PCR lab continued...

Write up Abstract, Background, Results- draw gel and interpret results

(in a paragraph) Standard curve, data table with band size, See Lesson 4 Analysis and Questions 1-6 and a paragraph on the pros and cons of GMO, 2 references.  due  3/17 RUBRIC

More of Botany of Desire

March 15

Tree of Life and Overview of Animalia

Assign Ch 32-34 due 3/24 (no quiz just unit test)

Reminder Take home due Thursday! (Remember if you don't return the test with your scantron, no credit!!!)

Video: Private Life of Plants: Branching Out

 

March 16

Overview of Kingdom Animalia

Tour of Animal Kingdom (some links broken)

And more

Overview of Kingdom Animalia

Shape of Life: The First Hunters (platyhelminthes)

 

March 17

GMO lab due today

Animalia Galore (the bottles)

Helms 21-23 (new Helms 25-27 located in the School Loop Locker Folder) (Porifera through Chordata due 3/24

Animalia Galore (the bottles)

March 18

Plant Unit FRQ in class to day

Plant Unit Take home test due today (Ch 35-39)

Animalia Galore (the bottles)

Assign Ch 32-34 due 3/24 (no quiz just unit test)

Cool video on nemerteans and echinoderms

March 19

Article Review #6 due next Friday  on Evolution Mechanisms

Animalia Galore (the bottles) Helms Questions  due 3/24

Attack of the Sea Slugs (nudibranchs)

Algae and Animals living together: Going Green (endosymbiosis and mutualism)

March 22

Video: Shape of Life: Conquerers

March Article Review Due  (topic: mechanism of evolution)

Lice and Man (co-evolution) from the NY Times

March 23

Unit wrap-up

Helms 21-23 (new Helms 25-27 located in the School Loop Locker Folder) (Porifera through Chordata due tomorrow

 

Video: Shape of Life: Survival Game

Poison Dart Frogs: Neurotoxins

March 24           

Unit Test Ch 32-34

Helms 21-23 (new Helms 25-27 located in the School Loop Locker Folder) (Porifera through Chordata due Helms Questions due today

 

 

 

March 25

test corrections due 4/16  

Body Systems Project

Online Lecture source:

Assign Ch 40, 41,42 due 4/1

Animal Structure/ Function Unit (the final stretch)

Homeostasis

The Biology Place: The Heart Part I: The Heart Part II

AP Lab 10 at the Biology Place (AP Lab 10)Summary only due 4/14

Heart Activity Background Info

March 26    

Article Review #6 due  on Evolution Mechanisms

Animal Structure/ Function Unit (the final stretch)

Homeostasis

 

March 29

Body Systems Project

Unit Test April 26th

Homeostasis and Feedback Mechanisms, Examples; Animated Example

More Examples

Ch 40-42  due Monday 4/12

Assign Ch 43-45 due 4/16

Note: Students who do not elect to take the AP Biology Exam are required to do the following report Alternate Assignment for Students not Taking AP Biology Exam

March 30

Article Review #6 was due last Friday  on Evolution Mechanisms

Body Systems Project

Cool there are now 6 different taste receptors

Extra Credit Article Review: Regulation of Embryonic Development by Prion Proteins (yes the protein that causes mad cow disease)

March 31

Student work on projects (meet here first then go to the library)

Body Systems Project

April 1

Student work on projects (meet here first then go to the library)

Body Systems Project

 

April 2

AP Lab 10 at the Biology Place (AP Lab 10)Summary only due 4/14

Student work on projects (meet here first then go to the library)

Note: Students who do not elect to take the AP Biology Exam are required to do the following report Alternate Assignment for Students not Taking AP Biology Exam

 

 

April 5

Spring Break

 

April 6

Spring Break

 

April 7

Spring Break

April 8

Spring Break

April 9

Spring Break

April 12

Ch 40-42  due

Presentations Begin

Body Systems Project

Topic #1: Basic Principles of animal form and function

 

Topic #2: Digestion and Nutrition 

 

 

April 13

Body Systems Project

Topic #3: Circulatory and Gas Exchange Respiratory 

Topic #4: Osmoregulation and Excretion All about Kidney and toxicity

April 14

AP Lab 10 at the Biology Place (AP Lab 10)Summary only due 4/14

Topic #5: Immune

Topic #6: Endocrine

Immune Presentation Immune overview T-cell Article

H1N1 Evolution from bird to human

Tongue Bugs

April 15

Topic #7: Sensory/ Motor mechanisms

Topic #8: Nervous Senses Galore Movement/ Skeletal and Muscle

Blue Men- Rods and Cones

Poison Dart Frogs: Neurotoxins

Channeling Evolution and the Nervous System Article

Test your brain

Hacking Your Brain  Fun

NerveTransmission (Stanford YouTube)

Put some Acetylcholine in it (Stanford YouTube)

April 16

Animal unit test corrections due 4/16

 Ch 43-45 due today

College Board Activity (ESA) on Nerve Transmission

Note: Students who do not elect to take the AP Biology Exam are required to do the following report Alternate Assignment for Students not Taking AP Biology Exam

April 19

Assign Ch 46-49 due 4/23

Topic #9: Reproduction  and

Topic #10: Development presentations (including HOX genes)

 

Jagged 1 Cell Signaling

 

April 20

Great Links for Embryology and Organogenesis

Basics of Development

EVO-DEVO Rap from Stanford (from Autumn)

Virtual Embryo

C. elegans development movie

Imprinting Article (genetic)

Extending Life Article

G-coupled receptors and Development Article

 

April 21

Senior Picnic (email presentations to missing seniors)

State Testing: English Language Arts

 Periods 2,4,6 meet

 

 

Video TBA

April 22

State Testing: NCLB Life Science/ 11th grade US History (10th, 11th Grade only)

Periods 1,3,5, A meet

April 23

Assign Ch 46-49 due

WARNING: Final starts the 4/28

Review for last unit test

April 26

State Testing: Mathematics:

Period 2, 4, 6 meet

Final Unit Test Today

Review....After School today

Please note: if you have to miss any of the final exam days (4/28-4/30) please make arrangements well in advance. Yes, you can use A period  if you don't have a regularly scheduled class at that time. After school times will be announced closer to the test. All Tests must be completed by 4/30!)

AP Lab 10 Summary due

Good place for quick review

Biology Place: Biocoach tutorials; All 12 required AP Biology Labs

Great Review Site for Molecular Genetics and Evolution

 

April 27

State Testing: End of Course Science:

Periods 1,3,5,A meet

Review

 

April 28

State Testing: History (World  /AP Euro) (only 10th grade) all classes meet today

AP Biology Final during 10th grade testing or during class and A period...  you need 80 minutes total.

(100 questions)

Day 1: Multiple Choice (90 minutes- 45 minutes in class and A period or after school)

 

 

April 29(E15M)

(if you are participating in the planning of every 15 minutes and will miss class Please must make prior arrangements with me to make up essay)

AP Biology Final

 Day 2: Essay 1

 

 

 

April 30(E15M)

AP Biology Final

Day3: Essay  2

 

Note: Students who do not elect to take the AP Biology Exam are required to do the following report Alternate Assignment for Students not Taking AP Biology Exam

 

 

 

 

May 3

Gov't/Politics US

(Note: if here is AP testing in the classroom anytime in the next 2 weeks; go to the lab room )

(only AM scheduled exams listed)

AP Final Analysis for strengths and weaknesses; final test corrections due Friday

 

May 4

AP Computer

AP Spanish Language

  AP Final Analysis for strengths and weaknesses

Makeup presentations

May 5

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

 

AP Final Analysis for strengths and weaknesses

 

 

 

May 6

AP English Literature

Review Site for the AP Biology Lab Exam 

AP Final Analysis for strengths and weaknesses

May 7

AP U.S. History

Extra Credit Article Review due today (topic: your choice)

 

May 10

AP Biology

Music Theory

Alternate Assignment for Students not Taking AP Biology Exam due today

 Exam in the morning. Good Luck

May 11

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

 "AP biology photo scavenger hunt" (bring your digital cameras) for next Thursday.

May 12

AP English Language (11th)

History of HIV/AIDS (Frontline)

AP Project

Selection of Project due (students who do not take the AP Biology exam are going to present first).

determine your project subject by Monday. Here are some links that might inspire you… this project is designed to share new discovers not historic information in your textbook. Each journal magazine has different items, look through all of them before picking something.

 

May 13

AP Macroeconomics

AP World History

 "AP biology photo scavenger hunt" (bring your digital cameras)

AP Project

List of links to research journals online

a. Nature News:

b. Science Magazine News:

c. National Geographic News:

d. Scientific American News:

e. Discover Magazine News:

May 14

AP Spanish Lit

Wednesday and Friday next week:  Fetal Pig-A-Rama Including Eyes and Brains.... (Please bring your own disposable gloves )

AP scavenger hunt PPT due today.

May 17

No Classes Today

Staff Day Development

May 18

Student work on projects (meet here first then go to the library to work on ap project)

May 19

Fetal Pig-A-Rama

Virtual Pig Dissection

 

 

May 20 JGI

Speakers from Joint Genome Center, Walnut Creek

 

 

May 21

Fetal Pig-A-Rama

Virtual Pig Dissection

May 24

AP Project

(3rd / 4th)

Presentation #1: (Kelly (global warming)/ Kyle (music & brain)

Presentation #2:   Alex (savant syndrome)/ Veronica (?)

 

 

 

May 25

AP Projectt

Presentation #3: Emily (bog bodies)/ Ryan & Matt(cannibis/alcohol)

Presentation #4: Jake & Rachel (?)/

May 26

LLNL CAMS virtual field trip in class

AP Project

Assign: Video Suggestions, includes justification due 6/2

May 27

AP Project Presentations

Presentation #5:  Dana (drugs/synapses)/Jasmine, Ashley, Conan (?)

Presentation #6:  Beverly & Allie T(?)/ Nabhojit & Matt P (viral genomes)

May 28

May Article Review due today (topic: bioethics)

AP Project Presentations

Presentation #7:  Beth (filovirus)/ Sydney & Alex T (?)

Presentation #8: Felipe (?)/ Ellisa & Vanessa (coma)

 

May 31

Memorial Day

No School

 

June 1

AP Project Presentations

Presentation #9: Lauren K (love & attraction)/ Lauren V & Maddie (twins)

Presentation #10: Andrew (ESP)/Alison S (sleep)

 

June 2

Video Suggestions due

AP Project Presentations

Presentation #11: Val (dinosaur downfall)/ Jessica L, Laura, Trevor (?)

Presentation #12: Kevin (laughter)/Anna, Gloria, Victoria (?)

June 3

AP Project Presentations

Presentation #13 Robert & Claire (cerebral palsy)/ Sophie & Jen R (?)

Presentation # 14 Ariana (gay genes)/ Niki (?)

June 4 Aloha Rally (Rally Schedule)

AP Project Presentations

Presentation #15 Allison C, Jen H, Stacey (dreams)/ Steph (?)

Presentation # 16 Nicole & Paulina N (cannibalism)/ Sarah, Jessica R, Pauli (fear)

June 7  Class Picture

Presentation #17 Zack (?)

June 8 June 9 Final Class

Presentation # 18: Sasha (?)

Presentation #19: Daniel (biology of writing)

June 10

 

June 11 Graduation