Biology Syllabus

Semester 1

B8/15  or G8/16 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!!

 

B8/17 or G8/18 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
B8/21 or G8/22 NOTES: Survey of the Six Kingdoms, Computer lab: Survey of the Six Kingdoms

 

HW: Chapter 1.1-1.2 Reading Guide  

 

B8/23 or G8/24 Chapter 1.1-1.2 RG Quiz, NOTES: What is Science?, ACTIVITY: Checks lab

 

HW: complete checks lab if needed and  How to Write a Hypothesis wkst.,

 

B8/25 or G8/28 Check HW, NOTES: Scientific Method,  Handout: Analyzing Scientific Experiments, ACT: Experimental Variables  

HW: Parts of an Experiment 

 

B8/29 or G8/30 (latestart) Check HW, NOTES: Metric System,  LAB: Metric Measurement  

HW: Incredible Measurements

 

B8/31 or G9/1  

Check HW, NOTES: Graphing, Handout: Graphing practice, LAB: No Need to Count your Pennies.

LABOR DAY!!!! Sept 4

HW: Using Graphing Skills
B9/5 or G9/6  (latestart) Check HW, LAB: Identifying Variables HW: STUDY FOR CHAP. 1 TEST!
B9/7 or G9/8  

Check HW, Chapter 1 Test

 

HW: Chapter 2.3-2.4 RG
B9/11 or G9/12  

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

 

HW: Bonds wkst.
B9/13 or G9/14

 

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

9/15 Homecoming!!!!!   ACT: Protein Folding HW: none
 

B9/18 or G9/19

 

 

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

 

HW: Chemistry of Carbohydrates (entire activity)
B9/20 or G9/21  

NOTES: Proteins and Enzymes, LAB: Enzymes 

 

HW:  Complete lab questions
B9/22 or G9/25 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

 

B9/26 or G9/27  (latestart)

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

 

HW: Study for Organic Chemistry test

 

B9/28 or G9/29 Chapter 2.3-2.4 Organic Chemistry Test HW: Chap. 7.1-7.2 RG
B10/2 or G10/3  

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

 

 

HW:  Structure and Function of Organelles wkst.

 

B10/4 or G10/5  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.
B10/6 or G10/9  

Check HW, IN CLASS PROJECT: Cellopolis

 

 

HW:  Organize Notebook

 

B10/10 or G10/12  

Collect NOTEBOOKS!!!, LAB: The Structure and Function of Cells

PSAT/PLAN Oct.11 

End of the 1st Nine Weeks!

HW: Chapter 8 Reading Guide
B10/7 or G10/18  (latestart)

FALL BREAK!!!!! Oct. 13-16

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

 

HW: complete computer activity if needed

B10/19 or G10/20  

Collect activity, NOTES: Photosynthesis, LAB: Photosynthesis

 

 

HW: Chapter 9 Reading Guide

 

B10/23 or G10/24

 

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

 

HW: Energy and Life wksts.AND Study for Chapter 7, 8 & 9 TEST
B10/25 or G10/26  

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

 

HW: Chapter 7.3-7.4 Reading Guide
B10/27 or G10/30 Chapter 7.3-7.4  RG Quiz, NOTES: Plasma membrane, ACTIVITY: Make a model of a membrane HW:  The Cell  Membrane wkst.
B10/31 or G11/1 (latestart) Check HW,  LAB: Diffusion Across the Cell Membrane (set up only), NOTES: Passive Transport,  LAB: complete diffusion lab HW: Tonicity wkst.
B11/2 or G11/3 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

 

B11/6 or G11/7 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!!
B11/8 or G11/9 Chapter 7.3-7.4 Test  

HW: Chapter 12 Reading Guide

 

B11/10 or G11/13  

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

 

HW: Structure of DNA wkst.
B11/14 or G11/15 (latestart) Check HW,  folded paper activity over replication, LAB: DNA Replication (CUT-OUTS)

 

HW: Chapter 13 Reading Guide

 
B11/16 or G11/17  

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

 

HW: Structure of DNA and RNA
B11/20 or G11/21

 

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

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! Nov.22-24

 

HW: Protein synthesis overview

 

B11/27 or G11/28

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

 

HW:  Gene mutations wkst.

  

B11/29 or G11/30 Check HW, NOTES: Gene Regulation, ACTIVITY: Control of Gene Expression Lab (CUT OUTS) HW: complete activity if needed
B12/1 or G12/4   

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

 

HW: STUDY FOR CHAP. 12-13 TEST!!
B12/5 or G12/6 (latestart) Chapter 12-13 Test  

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

 

B12/7 or G12/8  

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

 

 

HW: Organize notebooks!!

 

B12/11 or G12/12 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)

 

B12/13 or G12/14 Check HW, ACTIVITY: Mitosis models activity, mitosis cell models  

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

 

B12/15 or G12/18 ACTIVITY: Differentiation in Progress  

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

 

B12/19  

Review in class B1, B2 and B3

Period B4 final exams

 

HW: work on Final Exam review packet and STUDY FOR THE FINAL
G12/20  

Periods G3 and G4 final exams

 

 

B12/21  

Periods B3 and G1 final exams

 

 

 

G12/22  

Periods B1 and B2 final exams

End of the Second Nine Weeks!

 

 

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