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HONORS BIOLOGY Class Info                          

A college preparatory course in biology. Topics covered may include ecology, microbiology, cell biology, AIDS/STDS, genetics, zoology, evolution, human anatomy (selected systems), and botany. Emphasis on laboratory experiences and cooperative learning will vary with the topic being studied. SOPHOMORE PREREQUISITE: Physical Science and science teacher recommendation. FRESHMEN PREREQUISITE: Application/contract signed by student, parent & 8th grade science teacher. Must meet specific requirements to qualify for Biology

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Biology Textbook On-line Link: http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/0078664276/index.html

  • The on-line textbook link has expired, but appears to still work.  There are  on-line textbook resources including review quizes and other links which are still available to use.  

Latin Vocabulary Packet

Helpful Websites:

Online Biology Textbook:  FREE online textbook to use as an out-of-class resource

Crash Course Biology Lecture Series:  a collection of about 40 on-line lectures organized by topic.

Amoeba Sisters: a collection of videos, cartoons, GIFs and handouts covering all topics in Biology.

PBS Eons: a collection of short videos over geologic time.

Bozeman Biology:  a collection of over 500 on-line science lectures organized by topic.

HyperPhysics:  a collection of information and links with maps linking biological concepts to chemistry and physics

ScienceGeek:  a website with curriculum activities, practice tests and quizzes aligned with our textbook

 

Honors Biology Calendar-Spring 2019

Date

Activities

Homework

Jan7

No School – Teacher Work Day

 

Jan8

Goal Setting, Bio vocab pretest, Resources/Habits,

 

Jan9

PALOOZA DAY – short regular classes

Jan. Latin Mini Posters; Chapter 3 questions; Bill Bryson: A Short History of Nearly Everything, Chapters 16,20, 24, 26

LMP due Friday 1/11

Chapter 3 questions due 1/15

ASHONE due 1/25

Jan10

Revisit Social Contract; Chapter 3 Mini questions; Lab 3A, pg 709-write a hypothesis for each part, A-D

 

Jan11

Lab 3A, Parts A and B, answer analysis questions and write a conclusion for each section

LMP due

 

 

 

1/14

Lab 3A, Parts C and D, answer analysis questions and write a conclusion for each section 

Lab due 1/15

1/15

Go over lab, Ted Talk on Quorum Sensing; Chapter 8  questions; Cell Cycle-read pgs 214-216

Chapter 8 questions due 1/25

1/16

Diagram cell cycle; Pre Lab 8B-Cell Division; Enrollment with Career Cruising

 

1/17

Lab 8B

 

1/18

Go over lab, Mitosis Twister

 

 

 

 

1/21

No School – MLK Jr. Day

 

1/22

Cancer-kinases and cyclins

 

1/23

Cell membrane review/diagram

 

1/24

Jeopardy

 

1/25

Chapters 3 and 8 Test

Chapter 3 and 8 Questions due

ASHONE due

 

 

 

1/28

TED talk –Bonnie Bassler; Go over tests

 

1/29

Chapters 8 and 9 Questions; DNA Foldable-Structure and Replication; DNA pop beads

DNA-RNA PowerPoint

1/30

Jan Latin Quiz; DNA Secret of Life

 

1/31

DNA pop beads; Transcription Foldable

AS – Why RNA is just as cool as DNA

2/1

Con’t transcription; Pop beads

 

 

 

 

2/4

NO SCHOOL – Inservice

 

2/5

PP review, translation pop beads

AS- Protein Synthesis

2/6

SNOW DAY

BS – DNA

BS – DNA Replication

BS -Transcription/Translation

CC- DNA and replication

2/7

SNOW DAY

 

2/8

Translation foldable; DNA Repair; viruses; mutations

CC – Hot Pockets

AS – Mutations

DNA Secret of Life

 

 

 

2/11

Test Chapters 8 and 9; Read 13.1-13.6, Prelab Probability, Feb Latin Mini Posters

Feb Latin posters due 2/18

2/12

Probability Lab

PL due 2/12

2/13

Finish and go over

 

2/14

13.1-13.6; Mitosis vs Meiosis wksht; Mendelian Genetics Problems

M vs. M due 2/18

MGP due 2/18

2/15

Finish Chapter

Chapter 13 PowerPoint

 

 

 

2/18

Go over problems, review

 

2/19

Test Chapter 13

Epigenetics wksht due 2/26

Sci Show: Epigenetics

Minute Earth: Why Inheritance is Weirder than We Thought

TedTalk: Epigenetics

 

2/20

Free ACT test for juniors

 

2/21

NO SCHOOL – Conferences

 

 

2/22

NO SCHOOL – Conferences

 

 

 

 

 

2/25

Go over last two tests; Bill Bryson Chapters 23 ,27, 30

 

Feb Latin Quiz 2/26;

Bill Bryson Chapters 23,27,30 Due 3/7

2/26

Feb Latin Quiz; Start Chapter 16; Chapter questions; Hardy-Weinberg; Lab 16A

CQ due 3/6

Lab 16A Due 2/28

CC Population Genetics

BS- Hardy Weinberg Equation

2/27

16.4-16.6

 

2/28

Go over lab; Start Natural Selection Lab

 

3/1

Natural Selection Lab

NSL due 3/4

 

 

 

3/4

Finish Lab and go over; Rock Pocket Mouse

 

3/5

Go over Chapter Questions

 

3/6

Jeopardy

 

3/7

Chapter 16 Test; March Latin posters

March Posters Due 3/19

3/8

Two minutes speeches; Scientist Wanted; Bill Bryson Chapters 19 and 22

Two minutes speeches-due 3/18; SW due    ; BB due    

 

 

 

3/11

SPRING BREAK

 

3/12

SPRING BREAK

 

3/13

SPRING BREAK

 

3/14

SPRING BREAK

 

3/15

SPRING BREAK

 

 

 

 

3/18

2 Minute Speeches; Lab 17A, March Mini Posters

17A due 3/22, March Mini Posters due 2/21

3/19

GATTACA

 

3/20

GATTACA

 

3/21

GATTACA, Finish and discuss

 

3/22

Go over Lab 17A, prelab 17B

Prelab 17B due 3/25

 

 

 

3/25

Lab 17B Coacervates;

Lab questions due 3/26; Sci Wanted Posters due 4/3; Latin Quiz 3/29

3/26

Go over Lab 17A; Chapter 17 mini questions and Graphic Organizer; Chapter 17 PP

Chapter 17 mini assignment and GO due 4/3

3/27

Continue Chapter 17 PP

Geologic Time Mini Poster-EC due 4/3

3/28

Chapter 18 PP, Chapter 18 questions and Graphic Organizer

Chapter 18 Mini assignment and GO due 4/3

3/29

March Latin Quiz; Dichotomous Keys; Kingdoms

Pamishan creature worksheet due 4/1; Kingdom worksheet due 4/3

 

 

 

4/1

Go over Pamishan Wksht, time to work on assignments

 

4/2

Free ACT for Juniors – no school

 

4/3

Review

Sci Wanted due today!

4/4

Test Chapters 17 and 18

 

4/5

What Darwin Never Knew

 

 

 

 

4/8

PP 19.1-19.3; Horse Lab;

Chapter 19 PP

 

4/9

PBS Evolution Series; Con’t Horse Lab; Bill Bryson 21 and 25

HL due 4/10; Essays due 4/16, BB due 4/16

4/10

Go over Horse Lab; Chapter 19 Mini Questions and Graphic Organizer; PP 19.4-19.6

Chapter 19 MQ and GO due 4/17

4/11

What Darwin Never Knew

 

4/12

Finish WDNK; Salamander Lab

Due 4/15

 

 

 

4/15

Finish and go over Salamander Lab

 

CC-Natural Selection

CC- Speciation

CC-Evolution: It’s a Thing

4/16

Review; Finish up Chapter

BB due; Essays due

4/17

Test Chapter 19

Mini Questions due

4/18

KU visit

 

4/19

NO SCHOOL – Teacher Inservice

 

 

 

 

4/22

Gather initial measurements on Little Bluestem Experiment 2

 

4/23

Dissection introduction; Male/Female Parts and functions

Project and Showcase due 5/Parts and Functions due 4/29

4/24

Gather data LBS Experiment 1

 

4/25

Comparative Anatomy: Instructions; Rubric-Planning/Research

How to Understand Evolutionary Trees – 7:00

Constructing a Cladogram – 2:00

BS: Cladograms 7:00

4/26

Dissection Project-Work day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 1

 

 

Monday

1/1/18

NO CLASSES - BREAK

Tuesday

1/2/18

NO CLASSES – TEACHER WORKDAY

Wednesday

1/3/18

1st Day of Classes-Goal Setting, Second Semester Vocab Pretest, Jan Mini Posters Due Friday, Cells worksheets-parts and functions Due Mon

Thursday

1/4/18

Revisit Social Contract,    CC pg 161 1-5 and pg 173 1-5 Due Mon., Pre Lab PC2 pgs 691-694

Friday

1/5/18

 Lab PC2 Analysis questions/Conclusion Due Mon., Jan Latin Posters Due

 

WEEK 2

 

 

Monday

1/8/18

 Go over lab, CC, Prelab 6A pgs 723-725

Tuesday

1/9/18

 Lab 6A

Wednesday

1/10/18

Con’t lab, Due Thursday

Thursday

1/11/18

(SNOW DAY)

Friday

1/12/18

Go over Lab 6A, REad pgs 78-85, CC pg 8- 1-3, CC pg 85 1-5 Due Thursday, Prelab 3A

 

WEEK 3

 

 

Monday

1/15/18

NO CLASSES – MLK DAY

Tuesday

1/16/18

 (Snow day)  

Wednesday

1/17/18

 Lab 3A parts A and B, ASHONE Chapters 16,20,24,26 due Fri. 1/26

Thursday

1/18/18

 Lab 3A parts C and D, finish analysis questions/conclusion Due Fri

Friday

1/19/18

 Go over pgs 80 and 85, Go over Lab 3A, Ted Talks-Bacteria, Read pgs 214-216, CC pg 216 1-5, Due Monday

 

WEEK 4

 

 

Monday

1/22/18

 Cell Cycle, go over 216, CC pg 225 due Wed., pre lab 8B

Tuesday

1/23/18

 Lab 8B

Wednesday

1/24/18

 go over lab and pg 225, Mitosis Twister

Thursday

1/25/18

 Jeopardy Review, cancer-cyclins/kinases

Friday

1/26/18

 Test Chapters 3, 6, 8 Comp Books , ASHONE Due

 

WEEK 5

 

 

Monday

1/29/18

 Go over Tests, binders, start foldable-DNA structure, CC pg 222 and BC summary due Thurs. 

Tuesday

1/30/18

 Foldable-DNA replication, pop beads, Feb mini posters due Fri.

Wednesday

1/31/18

 DNA: Secret of Life, DNA repair, PP over DNA, Crash Course DNA

Thursday

2/1/18

 Go over 222, con’t foldable, read pgs 233-240, cc pg 240 and BC 239 and FO 240 summeries due Tuesday, Transcription  slides 1-18

Friday

2/2/18

 Trasncription, pop beads, read pgs 240-247, CC pg 247 and FO pgs 242,246 due Tues., Feb mini posters due

Science Enrollment Survey

 

WEEK 6

 

 

Monday

2/5/18

NO CLASSES – PROF. DEVELOPMENT

Tuesday

2/6/18

 Go over 240 and 247, Read pgs 247-254, CC pg 254 FO 253 due Wed., Foldable, Translation slides 19-41, Crash Course Transcription and Translation

Wednesday

2/7/18

 Go over 254, Transcription activity, viruses, CC 257 (#1 as a Double Bubble) due Thurs.

Thursday

2/8/18

 Go over 257, Jeopardy

Friday

2/9/18

 Test Chapters 8 and 9, Read pgs 343-358, CC pgs 351, 358 Due 2/16

 

WEEK 7

 

 

Monday

2/12/18

Probability Notes, Lab 13A-begin

Tuesday

2/13/18

Feb. Latin Quiz, Finish Lab 13A

Wednesday

2/14/18

Go over Lab, Lecture 13.1-13.3, Go over last test

Thursday

2/15/18

Lecture 13.4-13.6

Friday

2/16/18

Go over 351,358, Genetic Disorder EC, due Tuesday

 

WEEK 8

 

 

Monday

2/19/18

Lecture 13.7-13.11, CC 365 Due Tues.

Tuesday

2/20/18

Ice Day

Wednesday

2/21/18

Test Chapter 13

Thursday

2/22/18

NO CLASSES – Parent – Teacher Conferences

Friday

2/23/18

NO CLASSES – Parent – Teacher Conferences

 

WEEK 9

 

 

Monday

2/26/18

go over tests, corrections for extra points, 1 minute speeches due Tuesday

Tuesday

2/27/18

1 minute speeches, Bill Bryson ASHONE chapters 23,27,30 due 3/12

Wednesday

2/28/18

GATTACA

Thursday

3/1/18

GATTACA

Friday

3/2/18

GATTACA-discussion, March Latin mini posters due Tues.,3/6, Epigenetics wksheet due Mon. 3/5, Start Lab 12A Meiosis

 

WEEK 10

 

 

Monday

3/5/18

Lab 12A Meiosis-finish and discuss

Tuesday

3/6/18

Start Chapt 16-16.1-16.3, cc pg 423 1-5,FO 421 Due 3/12, Hardy-Weinburg problems, Lab 16A due Wed., 3/7, Crash Course Population Genetics, HW Problems-do two, due Wed, 3/7

Wednesday

3/7/18

Go over Lab 16A, 16.4-16.6, CC pg. 433, FO 425, 428, 430, 431 due 3/12

Thursday

3/8/18

Continue Chapter 16, Start Natural Selection Lab

Friday

3/9/18

END 3rd Quarter, Natural Selection Lab,

 

WEEK 11

 

 

Monday

3/12/18

 Natural Selection Lab, , go over 423 abd 433, ASHONE Due

Tuesday

3/13/18

Review, Scientist Wanted due 4/3, Pick your scientist tomorrow. 

Wednesday

3/14/18

HHMI Rock Pocket Mouse, Pre Lab 17B

Thursday

3/15/18

Jeopardy

Friday

3/16/18

Test Chapt 16, LAb 17A due 3/26, Bill Bryson 19 and 22 due 3/29

 

WEEK 12

 

 

Monday

3/19/18

NO CLASSES – SPRING BREAK

Tuesday

3/20/18

NO CLASSES – SPRING BREAK

Wednesday

3/21/18

NO CLASSES – SPRING BREAK

Thursday

3/22/18

NO CLASSES – SPRING BREAK

Friday

3/23/18

NO CLASSES – SPRING BREAK

 

WEEK 13

 

 

Monday

3/26/18

March Latin quiz Thursday, Go over Lab 17A, All CC due 3/29, Read Chapter 17, Watch PP Chapter 17, take notes

Tuesday

3/27/18

Lab 17B Coacervates

Wednesday

3/28/18

Burn/Work on Assignments

Thursday

3/29/18

Go over LAb 17B, Go over CCs, Nawags Lab Due Tuesday 4/3, Kingdoms Worksheet Due 4/5

Friday

3/30/18

NO CLASSES - BREAK

 

WEEK 14

 

 

Monday

4/2/18

NO CLASSES – PROF. DEVELEOPMENT

Tuesday

4/3/18

March Latin Quiz, 18.1-18.4, CC pgs 474 1-6 and 480 1-4 Due 4/5, Chapter 18 PP

Wednesday

4/4/18

Work day

Thursday

4/5/18

Go over CCs Cladograms, Taxonomy Speciation

Friday

4/6/18

Test Chapters 17 and 18  Open Note-must be hand written in your comp books

 

WEEK 15

 

 

Monday

4/9/18

Begin Chapter 19, PP 19.1-19.3; CC pg 507, FO pg 500, BC pg 502 Due Wed. 4/11; Begin Horse Lab; Bill Bryson 21 and 25 Due Tues. 4/17

Tuesday

4/10/18

Horse Lab-questions due Wed.

Wednesday

4/11/18

Go over CC and Horse lab; Start Salamander Lab, Crash Course Speciation

Thursday

4/12/18

Salamander Lab-questions due Fri.

Friday

4/13/18

Go over Salamanders; Continue chapter 19.4-19.5; CC pg 515, BC 512, FO 513 Theory pg 514 due Monday 4/16

 

WEEK 16

 

 

Monday

4/16/18

Go over 515, finish chapter

Tuesday

4/17/18

Jeopardy

Wednesday

4/18/18

Test

Thursday

4/19/18

Video: What Darwin Never Knew

Friday

4/20/18

Con’t Video

 

WEEK 17

 

 

Monday

4/23/18

Intro to Dissection-Showcase 5/3 and 5/4, Male and Female parts and functions due Wednesday

Tuesday

4/24/18

Dissection workday, Bozeman-Cladograms, Evolutionary Trees, Constructing a Cladogram

Wednesday

4/25/18

Go over Male Parts and Functions, hormones, CC pgs 332 and 339 Due Monday

Thursday

4/26/18

Go over Female Parts and Functions, hormones

Friday

4/27/18

Dissection workday

 

WEEK 18

 

 

Monday

4/30/18

Go over 332 and 338, contraception, Dissection project time

Tuesday

5/1/18

Dissection workday

Wednesday

5/2/18

Quiz: Parts/Functions/Hormones, Prepare for Showcase days

Thursday

5/3/18

Comparative Anatomy Showcase, Developemental Placemat Due 5/11

Friday

5/4/18

Comparative Anatomy Showcase

 

WEEK 19

 

 

Monday

5/7/18

 

Tuesday

5/8/18

 

Wednesday

5/9/18

ASPIRE Testing, Timing is Everything-due Thursday

Thursday

5/10/18

 

Friday

5/11/18

 

(Graduation Saturday May 12 – Hartman Arena)

 

WEEK 20

 

 

Monday

5/14/18

 

Tuesday

5/15/18

 

Wednesday

5/16/18

FINALS (ODD HOURS)

Thursday

5/17/18

FINALS (EVEN HOURS)

LAST DAY OF CLASSES

Friday

5/18/18

TEACHER WORKDAY

 

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