Biology Syllabus

Semester 1

B8/9  or G8/10 Introductions, Fill out information sheets, Review classroom policies, Check out textbooks, Show Mrs. Mayhew's website, Show Pearson Successnet (online textbook), Sign Laboratory Safety Contract

 

HW: Chapter 1.3 Reading Guide AND Colored pencils/Binder check, AND Signed Safety Contract!!

 

B8/11 or G8/12 Check colored pencils/binder, Collect signed safety contract, Chapter 1.3 RG Quiz, NOTES: Characteristics of Living Things, Explain how to take Cornell notes, LAB: Characteristics of Life (Living or Non-living) HW: Take Cornell notes over lecture notes
B8/15 or G8/16 ACT: How to Write a Hypothesis wkst., review in class, Computer lab: Survey of the Six Kingdoms

 

HW: Chapter 1.1-1.2 Reading Guide  

 

B8/17 or G8/18 Chapter 1.1-1.2 RG Quiz, NOTES: What is Science?, ACTIVITY: Checks lab

 

HW: complete checks lab if needed and complete Cornell notes over lecture notes 

 

B8/19 or G8/22 NOTES: Graphing, Handout: Graphing practice, LAB: No Need to Count your Pennies.  

HW: Using Graphing Skills

 

B8/23 or G8/24 (latestart) Check HW, NOTES: Metric System,  LAB: Metric Measurement  

HW: Incredible Measurements

 

B8/25 or G8/26  

Check HW, NOTES: Scientific Method,  Handout: Analyzing Scientific Experiments, ACT: Experimental Variables

 

HW: Parts of an Experiment 
B8/29 or G8/30 Check HW, LAB: Identifying Variables , Review KAHOOT! HW: STUDY FOR CHAP. 1 TEST!
B8/31 or G9/1  

Check HW, Chapter 1 Test

 

HW: Chapter 2.3-2.4 RG
B9/2 or G9/6  

Chap. 2.3-2.4 RG Quiz, NOTES: Basic Chemistry (Bonds), LAB: Ionic/Covalent Compounds

LABOR DAY!!!! Sept 5

HW: Bonds wkst.
B9/7 or G9/8

 

Check HW, NOTES: Carbohydrates,  Handout: Organic Compounds, ACTIVITY: Chemistry of Carbohydrates, Proteins and Lipids, Cutouts for activity

 

HW: Chemistry of Carbohydrates... Parts A and B only

 

B9/9 or G9/12

 

 

NOTES: Lipids and Nucleic acids, VIDEO:  Chemistry for Biology Students , continue ACTIVITY: Chemistry of Carbohydrates, Proteins and Lipids  

 

HW: Chemistry of Carbohydrates (entire activity)
B9/13 or G9/14 (latestart)  

NOTES: Proteins and Enzymes, LAB: Enzymes 

 

HW:  Complete lab questions
B9/15 or G9/16 Enzyme lab Quiz, NOTES: Identifying organic compounds, ACTIVITY: Organic Chemistry Cards review, Review in class.  

HW: Identifying Chemical Compounds wksts.AND Cliff's Notes over Organic Chemistry

 

B9/19 or G9/20

Check HW, LAB: Tests for Organic Compounds, Review KAHOOT!

 

HW: Study for Organic Chemistry test

 

B9/21 or G9/22 Chapter 2.3-2.4 Organic Chemistry Test HW: Chap. 7.1-7.2 RG
B9/23 or G9/26  

Chapter 7.1-7.2 RG Quiz,  NOTES: The Cell, VIDEO: The Magic of Cells  with videoguide

 

 

HW:  Structure and Function of Organelles wkst.

 

B9/27 or G9/28  (latestart) Check HW in class, Handout: diagrams of plant and animal cells, Notes: Microscopes, LAB: Prokaryotic vs Eukaryotic Cells, Handout: Laboratory drawings HW: Comparing Cells wkst.
9/30 Homecoming!!!!!   ACT: Coloring Cells HW: none
B9/29 or G10/3  

Check HW, LAB: The Structure and Function of Cells

 

 

HW: complete lab questions AND Organize Notebook

 

B10/4 or G10/5 (latestart)  

Collect NOTEBOOKS!!!, IN CLASS PROJECT: Cellopolis

 

HW: Chapter 8 Reading Guide
B10/6 or G10/7  

Chapter 8 RG Quiz, NOTES: Energy and Life, COMP LAB: ATP

End of the 1st Nine Weeks!

HW: complete computer activity if needed

B10/10 or G10/11  

Collect activity, NOTES: Photosynthesis, LAB: Photosynthesis

 

 

HW: Chapter 9 Reading Guide

 

B10/12 or G10/13

 

Chapter 9 RG Quiz, NOTES: Cellular Respiration, VIDEO: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration, Set up plant hormone lab

 FALL BREAK!!!!! Oct. 14-17

HW: Energy and Life wksts.AND Study for Chapter 7, 8 & 9 TEST
B10/18 or G10/20  

Check HW in class, Chapter 7.1-7.2 (plus ATP, photosynthesis and cellular respiration ) Test

PSAT/PLAN Oct.19

HW: Chapter 7.3-7.4 Reading Guide
B10/21 or G10/24 Chapter 7.3-7.4  RG Quiz, NOTES: Plasma membrane, ACTIVITY: Make a model of a membrane HW:  The Cell  Membrane wkst.
B10/25 or G10/26 (latestart) Check HW,  LAB: Diffusion Across the Cell Membrane (set up only), NOTES: Passive Transport,  LAB: complete diffusion lab HW: Tonicity wkst.
B10/27 or G10/28 Check HW,  NOTES: Active transport, LAB: Osmosis and Diffusion lab, VIDEO: Cell Movement and Transport (14 min.)  

HW: complete Osmosis and Diffusion lab if needed

 

B10/31 or G11/1 Collect lab, NOTES: Cell Communication, VIDEO: The Endocrine System, Regulating the Body's Chemistry, LAB: How do Hormones Affect Plant Growth? HW:  STUDY FOR CHAP. 7.3-7.4 TEST!!
B11/2 or G11/3 Chapter 7.3-7.4 Test  

HW: Chapter 12 Reading Guide

 

B11/4 or G11/7  

Chapter 12 RG Quiz, NOTES: DNA Structure and Replication, LAB: Extracting DNA

 

HW: Structure of DNA wkst.
B11/8 or G11/9 (latestart) Check HW,  folded paper activity over replication, LAB: DNA Replication (CUT-OUTS)

 

HW: Chapter 13 Reading Guide

 
B11/10 or G11/11  

Chapter 13 RG Quiz, NOTES: RNA and transcription, folded paper activity over transcription, LAB: RNA Transcription (CUT OUTS)

 

HW: Structure of DNA and RNA
B11/14 or G11/15

 

Check HW, NOTES: Translation, ACTIVITY: Simulating Protein Synthesis

 

 

HW: Protein synthesis overview

 

B11/16 or G11/17

Check HW,  NOTES: Gene Mutations, ACTIVITY: Gene Mutations activity

 

HW:  Gene mutations wkst.

  

B11/18 or G11/21 Check HW, NOTES: Gene Regulation, ACTIVITY: Control of Gene Expression Lab (CUT OUTS) HW: complete activity if needed
B11/22 or G11/28   

VIDEO: Protein Synthesis, ACT: Using the DNA code, ACT: DNA vocabulary puzzles, Review KAHOOT!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! Nov.23-25

HW: STUDY FOR CHAP. 12-13 TEST!!
B11/29 or G11/30 (latestart) Chapter 12-13 Test  

HW: Chapter 10 Reading Guide and work on Final Exam review packet (due the day of the final)

 

B12/1 or G12/2  

Chapter 10 RG Quiz, NOTES: Mitosis, COMP. LAB: Online Onion Root Tip Lab

 

 

HW: Organize notebooks!!

 

B12/5 or G12/6 Collect notebooks!!!, NOTES: Embryology and Stem Cells, COMP. LAB: The Stem Cell Guy  

HW: Mitosis wkst. and work on Final Exam review packet (due the day of the final)

 

B12/7 or G12/8 Check HW, ACTIVITY: Mitosis models activity, mitosis cell models  

HW:  work on Final Exam review packet (due the day of the final)

 

B12/9 or G12/12 ACTIVITY: Differentiation in Progress  

HW: work on Final Exam review packet (due the day of the final)

 

B12/13  

Review in class B1, B2 and B3

Period B4 final exams

 

HW: work on Final Exam review packet and STUDY FOR THE FINAL
G12/14  

Periods G3 and G4 final exams

 

 

B12/15  

Periods B3 and G1 final exams

 

 

 

G12/16  

Periods B1 and B2 final exams

End of the Second Nine Weeks!

 

 

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