Welcome to Biology!

Check the date below to view the class work or homework for each day.
I will do my best to keep this page updated daily.


Link to Biology Remote Learning Syllabus
Link to Biology Credit/No Credit Remote Learning Syllabus


M-F 11am-12noon, Ask questions during Virtual Office Hours on SLIDES in our Office Hours Google Class (join code emailed via School Loop and in Biology Classroom STREAM)

Weekly REMOTE LEARNING assignments are posted in your Biology Google Classroom

Week 9: Ecology Human Impact

WEEK 8:
Reproductive Health

WEEK 7:
Reproductive Health

WEEK 6: May 4-8
Hormones and Reproduction

WEEK 5: April 24-27 Ecology

WEEK 4: April 20-24 Evolution II

WEEK 3: April 6-10 Intro to Evolution

March 30-April 2
WEEK 2:
During your scheduled class period go to your Biology Google Classroom, follow the ViewOnly direction document for class notes and to start/complete the 3/30-4/2 Answer Document due at your next class meeting 4/6-4/9
Ask questions about the assignment on the Google Slides

Class Work Week of March 23-26

Week 1: During your scheduled class period go to your Biology Google Classroom, follow the ViewOnly direction document for class notes and to start/complete the 3/23-3/30 Genetics Answer Document due at your next class meeting 3/30-4/2
Ask questions about the assignment on the Google Slides

Class Work Week of March 16-20
1st week of remote work
Periods 1,2,3,6:
Log into our Biology Google Classroom to complete the assignment (homework check) due Friday by 11am
(A few of you may need to join our Google Classroom, your class code to join will be in your email from School Loop Tuesday evening)
Period 5:
Join our Period 5 Google Classroom and complete the posted assignment Ch 14-1 Dominant Alleles etc Q1-10 due Friday by 11am
To join our Period 5 Biology Google classroom use the Period 5 class code in a School Loop email sent out Tuesday evening

Class Work Friday March 13, 2020
Surface Area: Volume Examples & winner
Describe the inheritance pattern and symptoms
  associated with Huntington’s disease
Empathize with a family that expresses Huntington’s disease
Homework
Periods 1,2,3,6:
Use Ch 14-1 p346-348 to finish genetics Questions 7-16.
Period 5: Sheltered Biology: Check our website for Period 5 assignments. Stay healthy

Class Work Block Day March 11 and 12, 2020
Periods 1,2,3,6:
Describe why cells are so small
Compare the speed of nutrient movement into different sized cells
Calculate a 'cells' surface area to volume ratio
Design and test your own efficient cell
Period 5:
Summarize the Tay Sachs story using connector words
Describe the purpose and process of the cell cycle
Describe why cells are so small
Compare the speed of nutrient movement into different sized cells
Calculate a 'cells' surface area to volume ratio
Design your own efficient cell
Homework
Periods 1,2,3,6:
Read Ch 10-1 p241-243 Cell Growth Answer Q 1-6 (6 book/internet search)
Period 5:
Read Ch 10-1 Cell Growth pages 241-243 Answer Section Assessment questions 1-5 on page 243. (copy the question or restate the question into your answer)

Class Work Tuesday March 10, 2020
Describe the purpose and process of the cell cycle
Homework
Periods 1,2,3,6: Use Ch 10-2 pages 245-249 to add labels and descriptions to complete the one page drawing used in class.
Period 5: Use Ch 10-2 pages 245-249 to write 5 homework questions and answers

Class Work Monday March 9, 2020
Draw a pedigree that shows genotypes and phenotypes of family members.
Predict genotypes of family members using Punnett   Squares
Predict the genotype and phenotype ratios of a cross
Correct your Genetic Engineering Quiz
Homework
Periods 1,2,3,6: Use Ch 14-1 Recessive Alleles pages 345-346 to answer handout questions 1-6
Period 5 Write 5 homework questions and answers about Recessive Alleles (Ch 14-1 page 345)

Class Work Friday March 6, 2020
Select the best science class to take next year
Empathize with a family that has been impacted by Tay Sachs
Draw a pedigree
Homework
Change your clocks this weekend one hour forward.

Class Work Block Day March 4 and 5, 2020
Describe the inheritance pattern for chin shape
Collect data on genetic variations in a model organism to predict patterns of inheritance
Homework
Read Ch 11-2 Probability and Punnett Squares, Answer handout Q 1-12


Class Work Tuesday March 3, 2020
Label and identify flower parts. Compare self and cross pollination.
Identify the information present in a karyotype
Homework
Read Ch 11-1 page 265-266   Segregation and F1, Answer handout Q 1-4

Class Work Monday March 2, 2020
Describe the traits you inherited
Homework
Ch 11.1 and 14.1 Introduction to Genetics

Class Work Friday February 28, 2020
Review
Five Examples of Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering Quiz
Homework
Number of possible recombinant plasmids made when restriction enzyme A is added to a plasmid and restriction enzymes B  and C cut out the human gene.

Class Work Block Day February 26 and 27, 2020
Notebook Check
Describe different types of point mutations and their consequences
Course selection (periods 2,3,6)
Homework
Genetic Engineering Objectives Part II
Genetic Engineering Quiz Friday

Class Work Tuesday February 25, 2020
Review operons and why an operon was used in   our lab work
Describe why researchers find fluorescent proteins useful Homework
Due Block: Read Ch 12-4 Mutations
  page 307-308 Answer Q 1-10
Due Friday Genetic Engineering Objectives II
Quiz Friday (read your notebook)
Periods 1,2,3,6: Notebook check block day

Class Work Monday February 24, 2020
Predict, record and interpret your lab results
Describe how cells are similar and different from each other
Explain why arabinose was used in our  lab work
Homework
Genetic Engineering Objectives due Tuesday

Class Work Friday February 14, 2020
Predict, record and interpret your lab results
Homework
Genetic Engineering Objectives due Tuesday when we return
Enjoy the week off!

Class Work Block Day February 12 and 13, 2020
Transformation Lab
Correct Protein Synthesis Quiz
Start the homework half sheet
Homework
Half sheet Prediction Table and Genetic Engineering Matching

Class Work Tuesday February 11, 2020
Practice the steps of the Transformation Lab
Homework
Re-read the pGLO lab procedure and background to prepare for a small lab quiz block day

Class Work Monday February 10, 2020
Explain the functions of the different components of the pGLO plasmid
Homework
Read the Transformation Lab Procedure. Answer handout Q 1-7

Class Work Friday February 7, 2020
Lab materials list
Lab preparation
Homework
Periods 1,2,3,6: Read Lab Background (green handout) answer Q 1-5 at the end of the reading

Class Work Block Day February 5 and 6, 2020
Introduciton to Genetic Engineering
Construct a recombinant plasmid
Homework
Organize your Biology Notebook
Finish what you can from today’s class work and questions

Class Work Tuesday February 4, 2020
Protein Synthesis Review and Quiz
Homework
Use Ch 13-2 and 13-3 to answer Genetic Engineering questions 1-8

Class Work Monday February 3, 2020
Test your knowledge of protein synthesis
Identify the components of protein synthesis found in the Protein Synthesis kit
Demonstrate protein synthesis through models
Homework
Protein Synthesis Objectives due Tuesday, Quiz Tuesday
Read your notebook for extra review

Class Work Friday January 31, 2020
Protein Synthesis Practice –half sheet collaboration
Correct your DNA Structure and Micropipette/Metric Quiz
Find the start of double stranded DNA
Homework
Protein Synthesis Objectives due Tuesday

Class Work Block Day January 29 & 30, 2020
Put together a model of DNA that codes for all of your proteins
Homework
Protein Synthesis Practice (half sheet)
Friday 9th grade -link crew movie night 7pm cafetria

Class Work Tuesday January 28, 2020
Demonstrate your understanding of Protein
  Synthesis,1/4 sheet practice
Practice transcribing and translating DNA code to get a ‘protein’ product
Homework
Read Ch 38 p 973 Proteins   Answer handout questions 1-9 *If you have a STAPLER that you use at home, Please
  BRING it to use in class on block day

Class Work Monday January 27, 2020
Describe how DNA codes for building you
Compare and contrast DNA and RNA
Homework
*If you have a STAPLER that you use at home, Please
  BRING it to use in class on block day
Read Ch 12-3, p302-306, Protein Synthesis   Part II. Answer handout Q1-15.

Class Work Friday January 24, 2020
The importance of proteins
Describe how DNA codes for building you (Part 1)
Homework
SPIRIT week Monday: Would you still be my friend if I dressed this way??
If you have a stapler at home bring it to use in class on block day

Class Work Block Day January 22 and 23, 2020
DNA Review
DNA quiz
Micropipette Review
Micropipette Quiz
Homework
Read Ch 12-3, p300-302 Protein Synthesis Part I. Answer handout questions 1-10.

Class Work Tuesday January 21, 2020
Identify important components of your DNA Model
Meet the scientists involved in the discovery of the DNA double helix. Describe the contributions of each.
Homework
Periods 1,2,3,6: Complete the Structure of the Genome and Size of the Genome half sheet. DNA quiz block day
Period 5: Complete the Structure of the Genome half sheet. DNA quiz block day

Class Work Friday January 17, 2020
Label of visual showing how DNA packs into chromosomes
Build a model of a bacteria cell that shows how much DNA it contains
Homework
Periods 1,2,3,6: DNA Objectives 1-6
Period 5: DNA Objectives 1-3

Class Work Block Day Janury 15 and 16, 2020
Metric review.
Describe and demonstrate how to properly use the micropipette
Homework
Metric & Micropipette Practice (Link to handout)

Class Work Tuesday January 14, 2020
Identify the variation and redundancy found in the   DNA monomers
Use your knowledge of the patterns found in DNA to cut and paste together your own model of DNA
Homework
Read Ch 12-2 p295-297 DNA and Chromosomes. Answer handout Q 1-9

Class Work Monday January 13, 2020
Describe Hershey & Chase’s DNA Experiment and Conclusion
Identify the variation and redundancy found in the   DNA monomers
Homework
Ch 12-1 p.292-294 What did Chargaff,   Franklin, Watson and Crick do/discover to help   determine the final structure of DNA? Which of   these scientists do you think made the greatest   contribution toward this goal? Why?

Class Work Friday January 10, 2020
Question Set
Describe Hershey and Chase's Experiment
Homework
Basketball and Soccer on campus tonight and Saturday

Class Work Block Day January 8 & 9, 2020
Lab Investigation
Describe Avery’s experiment and conclusion
Homework
Read Ch 12-1 p289-290, Describe Hershey and Chase’s experiment and  conclusion(s).

Class Work Tuesday January 7, 2020
See an update of your grade today after school
Describe the experiment(s) and conclusion(s) reached by Griffith
Winter Break Mixer blackout
Homework
Read Ch 12-1 p289 Describe Avery’s Experiment and conclusion

Class Work Monday January 6, 2020
Welcome Back! Happy New Year! Fresh start! Find your new seat, winter break mixer
Introduction to our next unit
Homework
Read Ch 12-1 p287-289, Describe   Griffith’s experiments with mice and his   conclusion(s).
Write a second semester GOAL for Biology


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