WELCOME TO BIOLOGY 2010-2011!!!

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Week of March 28st - April 1st

Monday 3/28

Instructional Plan:
1. Quiz: Ecological Relationships using iRespond
2. Energy Pyramid notes
3. Energy Pyramid: Students will create a 3-dimensional energy pyramid to demonstrate knowledge of energy flow

Wednesday 3/30

 Instructional Plan:
Field Trip Day!!

Students remaining in class will work on EOCT review assignment

Friday 3/30

 Instructional Plan:
1. Go over/remediate energy pyramids   and Quiz

2.Powerpoint: cycling of matter- students will learn and be able to explain the need for the cycling of CHONP

3. Brainpop: nutrient cycles (interactive tutorial with activity to identify cycles)

4. Major nutrient cycles concept practice worksheet

 

 

Week of March 21st - 25th

Tuesday 3/22

Instructional Plan:
Warm Up: 
Reading Comprehension/Thinking skills: Students read short article about rights given to the environment and determine whether they agree or disagree. They must write a short opinion piece including support for their view.

1. Community Interaction and Ecosystem organization vocabulary/notes/visuals

2. Continue Ecology Foldable: Part 2: consumers and producers

3. Food Chains: Brain Pop- students view interactive tutorial explaining food chains

4. Continue Ecology Foldable: Ecosystem Organization

TOD: Pictures of 5 organisms are shown on the overhead. Students must put the organisms in the correct order, into a food chain.

Thursday 3/24

 Instructional Plan:
Warm Up:  Practice EOCT question, Vocab word of the Day
 
1. Quiz: Vocab #14- matching vocab root words/meanings

2. Community Interaction and food chain/food web vocabulary/notes/visuals

3. Students will create their own food chains (4 organisms) and food webs (7 organisms) using magazine cut-outs or drawings to represent organisms. The chains and webs will be labeled.

 TOD: Students will be giving a food web without the arrows to link organisms. Students must correctly use arrows to link organisms.

 

Week of March 14th - 18th

Monday 3/14

Instructional Plan:
Rat Island Project

HW:

*Book work: evidence for evolution read pgs. 423-430 do 15.2 # 1-3

*Study for vocab #14 Quiz on Weds.

Wednesday 3/16

 Instructional Plan:
1. Quiz: Vocab #14- matching vocab root words/meanings

2. Finish Rat Island

3. Evidence for Evolution Notes

4. 8 Ways to tell time backwards (packet)

 HW: Read pgs. 431-442 do 15.3 # 1-4 

 

Friday 3/18

Instructional Plan:
1. Complete Notes

2. Survival of the Fittest Lab

3. Microbes vs. Man video

 

HW:  Practice Test: Populations and Evolution (use book)

*Study guide

* Packet should be complete and ready to check off

 

Week of March 7th - 11th

 Tuesday 3/8

Instructional Plan:
 1. Review Evoloution Vocabulary- matching game using USA TEST PREP
2. Lab: Survival of The Fittest: Breeding Bears-

Students learn about evolution on a genetic level. They will be able to predict outcomes in the genetic make-up based on the concept of fitness. Students must generate data and use it to answer critical thinking questions and conclusions.

3.  Test Review: Jeopardy- students will use teams and whiteboards to answer jeopardy style questions about Evolution. Prizes awarded for winning teams.

HW: Packet Due on Thursday! Test Thursday!!!

Thursday 3/11

 Instructional Plan:
1. Last minute test review/ packet turn in
2. Test: Evolution using iRespond:  Multiple choice questions and short answer/essay questions are included to assess student learning/understanding
3. Evolution Article: antibiotic resistance (real-life connection). Students read, summarize, and answer comprehension and analysis questions.

 

Week of FEBRUARY 28th - March 4th

Monday 2/28

Instructional Plan:
Rat Island Project

HW:

*Book work: evidence for evolution read pgs. 423-430 do 15.2 # 1-3

*Study for vocab #14 Quiz on Weds.

Wednesday 3/2

 Instructional Plan:
1. Quiz: Vocab #14- matching vocab root words/meanings

2. Finish Rat Island

3. Evidence for Evolution Notes

4. 8 Ways to tell time backwards (packet)

 HW: Read pgs. 431-442 do 15.3 # 1-4 

 

Friday 3/4

Instructional Plan:
1. Complete Notes

2. Survival of the Fittest Lab

3. Microbes vs. Man video

 

HW:  Practice Test: Populations and Evolution (use book)

*Study guide

* Packet should be complete and ready to check off

 

Week of FEBRUARY 14th - 18th

 Tuesday 2/15

Instructional Plan:
 Hand out and go over Evolution Packet- includes classwork, homework,vocab and labs for unit. Book reading and work is included

1. Opposable Thumbs Activity Students attempt different tasks without the use of their thumbs to understand the importance of adaptations and evolution. .

2. Natural Selection and Adaptation Instruction/Notes- vocab, concepts, and examples
3. Biological Evolution Video with Video Quiz:

HW:

*Work on vocab in packets

*Study for vocab #13 Quiz on Weds.

Thursday 2/17

 Instructional Plan:
1. Quiz: Vocab #13- matching vocab root words/meanings

2. Natural Selection Notes

3. Lab: WoolyBooger Natural Selection

 HW: Book Work: pg. 418-422 assessment 15.1 #1-4 

*vocab

 

 

Week of FEBRUARY 4th - 11th

 Monday 2/7

Instructional Plan:
 Hand out and go over Evolution Packet- includes classwork, homework,vocab and labs for unit. Book reading and work is included

1. Opposable Thumbs Activity Students attempt different tasks without the use of their thumbs to understand the importance of adaptations and evolution. .

2. Natural Selection and Adaptation Instruction/Notes- vocab, concepts, and examples
3. Biological Evolution Video with Video Quiz:

HW:

*Work on vocab in packets

*Study for vocab #13 Quiz on Weds.

Wednesday 2/9

 Instructional Plan:
1. Quiz: Vocab #13- matching vocab root words/meanings

2. Natural Selection Notes

3. Lab: WoolyBooger Natural Selection

 HW: Book Work: pg. 418-422 assessment 15.1 #1-4 

*vocab

 

Friday 2/11

Instructional Plan:
 1.  Go over HW
2.  Evolution Darwin Webquest:  Students visit different sites while "taking a trip with Darwin"  They learn about Evolution, answer questions, read diagrams and complete virtual labs and activities.
HW: Study for Evolution Quiz Tuesday

GENETICS TEST TUESDAY 2/1.  NEXT VOCAB QUIZ: #12 THURSDAY 2/3 

 Week of JANUARY 31st - FEBRUARY 4th

Tuesday 2/1

  Instructional Plan:
1. Turn in Study Guide/last minute questions

2. Test: Genetics

3. Reading Comprehension

HW:  Darwin Theory Read pages 418-422 Do page 422#1-4

 

Thursday 2/3

 Instructional Plan:
1. Test Remediation

2. Who Should Survive- group activity

3. Group Presentations

*HW:  Read pages 423-430 Do pg. 430 #1-4

 Week of JANUARY 24th - 28th

Tuesday 1/25

  Warm Up:  Practice Punnett Square problem

Instructional Plan:
1. Short verbal review of topics covered before "ice" week
2. Biology Baby Lab: Students randomly choose different chromosomes containing different alleles for given traits. They pair the alleles with the alleles of their partner to find out what traits their “baby” will possess. The students then draw their baby using the traits. Other aspects of physical appearance is up to the student..
3. Students pair their "baby" with another group's baby to find out what their "grandchildren" would look like

4. Ugliest Biology Baby contest at the end of period.

Closing Summarizer:
Students explain ways in which Genetic variation was demonstrated during the lab.

 

Thursday 1/27

 Warm Up:  Practice EOCT genetics question

Instructional Plan:
1. Weekly Vocabulary Quiz # 11
2. Discuss Biology Baby Lab

3. Notes/Powerpoint: Dihybrid crosses, codominance, incomplete dominance, blood typing, sex-linked traits
4. Codominance/Incomplete dominance practice problems with partner
5. Review practice problems
6. Begin Colorblindness practice
Closing Summarizer:
Students work with a partner and discuss and come up with a working comparison/differentiation between incomplete and co-dominance

*HW:  Complete Colorblindness practice

 

 Week of JANUARY 17th - 21st

Tuesday 1/18

  Warm Up:  Practice Punnett Square problem

Instructional Plan:
1. Short verbal review of topics covered before "ice" week
2. Biology Baby Lab: Students randomly choose different chromosomes containing different alleles for given traits. They pair the alleles with the alleles of their partner to find out what traits their “baby” will possess. The students then draw their baby using the traits. Other aspects of physical appearance is up to the student..
3. Students pair their "baby" with another group's baby to find out what their "grandchildren" would look like

4. Ugliest Biology Baby contest at the end of period.

Closing Summarizer:
Students explain ways in which Genetic variation was demonstrated during the lab.

 

Thursday 1/20

 Warm Up:  Practice EOCT genetics question

Instructional Plan:
1. Weekly Vocabulary Quiz # 11
2. Discuss Biology Baby Lab

3. Notes/Powerpoint: Dihybrid crosses, codominance, incomplete dominance, blood typing, sex-linked traits
4. Codominance/Incomplete dominance practice problems with partner
5. Review practice problems
6. Begin Colorblindness practice
Closing Summarizer:
Students work with a partner and discuss and come up with a working comparison/differentiation between incomplete and co-dominance

*HW:  Complete Colorblindness practice

 Week of JANUARY 4th - 7th

Wednesday 1/5

 Warm Up:  activator

Instructional Plan:
1. 4th six weeks PRETEST

2. Start Mendelian Genetics Powerpoint-History of genetics, predictions based on genetics.

3. Monohybrid cross punnett square practice worksheet

Closing Summarizer: ticket out: students complete punnett square using vocabulary

*HW: Punnett squares practice

 

Friday 1/7

 Warm Up:
Review Practice Problems

Instructional Plan:
1. Review cw/hw punnett squares
2. Notes: Incomplete & CoDominance
3. Dihybrid Crosses: practice with partner

Closing Summarizer: Bunny Dihybrid cross

*HW:  Vocabulary

THE BIOLOGY MID-TERM IS ON THURSDAY 12/16/10!!!! 

 

ALL MISSING/MAKE-UP WORK FROM THIS SEMESTER MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED-IN BY FRIDAY 12/10!!! 

 

Week of DECEMBER 6th - 10th

 Monday 12/6

Warm Up:
Meiosis/Mitosis/Protein Synthesis Review

Instructional Plan:
1. Re-take Meiosis/Mitosis/Proteins Synthesis Quiz

2. Begin Genetic Disorder Project:
    Day 1: students work in pairs to research aspects of a genetic disorder.  Students will follow rubric.

Closing Summarizer:
 write a short summary of their disorder.

 

Wednesday 12/8

 Warm Up: Practice mid-term question

Instructional Plan:
1. Remediate Quiz from Monday
2. Continue Genetic Disease Project
Day 2: Students create Pamphlet or Powerpoint following project rubric.

Closing Summarizer:
students check off rubric to ensure that they are at the level that they wish to be with their project.

 

Friday 12/10

Warm Up: Practice mid-term question

Instructional Plan:
 Continue Genetic Disease Project
Day 3: Students present Pamphlet or Powerpoint following to peers.
             Peers use graphic organizer to take notes on each disease as it is presented.  Peers also  critique project using
             using rubric.  Presenters will have the opportunity to fix anything that was critiqued before handing in final project.

Closing Summarizer:
One thing I learned is....
One thing I'll remember 10 years from now is...
One thing that really surprised me is...

We are going to complete Vocabulary Quizzes 10-15 next semester.  We will focus our time and studying on the DNA/Genetics unit and remediation for the Mid-term during this time! 

 

Week of NOVEMBER 15th - 19th

 Monday 11/15

Warm Up:  Replication practice: students demonstrate knowledge while practicing making DNA complementary strands

1. DNA vs. RNA instruction/short video:

2. Venn Diagram: students compare and contrast by identifying similarities and differences between DNA and RNA

3. Protein Synthesis: students begin learning how to transcribe mRNA from DNA. Students will practice transcription strands.

4. Translation Instruction (protein synth. continued)- learn how to translate mRNA to decode amino acids
5. Translation practice: students use the Genetic Code to practice translation

Closing Summarizer:  Students complete protein synthesis from DNA to translation

 

Wednesday 11/17

Warm Up: 
Reading comprehension/Activator-

Instructional Plan:
1. Reteach protein synthesis based on previous day's ticket out
2. DNA/RNA/Protein Synthesis/ Meiosis Quiz using iRespond
    -Immediate remediation based on iRespond data
3.  Protein Synthesis Lab: students use their ability to transcribe/translate DNA/RNA to different creatures

Closing Summarizer: 
mini-graphic organizer to organize steps of protein synthesis

 

Friday 11/19

*Cobb County Checkpoint Test*

-Strawberry DNA lab (if time)

 

 

Week of NOVEMBER 8th - 12th

 Tuesday 11/9

1. Warm-up: EOCT practice question
2. Go over Mitosis HW- steps and outcomes
3. Photosynthesis & Cell Resp. notes/demos/discussion

4. Video Clips- cell resp/photosynthesis

5. Graphic organizer: students put steps of photosynthesis and cell resp into a graphic organizer

6. TOD: notes summary questions

 

Thursday 11/11

1. Warm-up: prior knowledge activator- Draw DNA

2. DNA structure worksheet- covers shape and structure of DNA as well as visual of DNA replication

3. DNA vs. RNA instruction/short video:

-Students observe and learn differences and similarities between DNA and RNA

4. Venn Diagram: students compare and contrast by identifying similarities and differences between DNA and RNA

5. Protein Synthesis: students begin learning how to replicate DNA

6. Vocabulary- students help to create a new word wall for Unit 4

HW: replication practice

 

 

Week of November 1st - 5th

 

Students will spend class time this week Finishing work on Biology Review Magazine.  See document above. 

At this point in the year, the Biology department feels that students need to remediate all prior units because of poor performance.  This Magazine Review will help to achieve that.  This should help students not only to raise their class grade, but to also retain this information for the End Of Course test in May.  This project will continue throughout the year as a portfolio document for each student.

  All work on the assignment will be completed IN CLASS.  Assignment is attached above if you would like to look at it.

Week of OCTOBER 25th - 29th

 

Students will spend class time this week working on Biology Review Magazine.  See document above. 

At this point in the year, the Biology department feels that students need to remediate all prior units because of poor performance.  This Magazine Review will help to achieve that.  This should help students not only to raise their class grade, but to also retain this information for the End Of Course test in May.

  All work on the assignment will be completed IN CLASS.  Assignment is attached above if you would like to look at it.

 

Week of OCTOBER 18th - 22nd

 Tuesday 10/19

1.  Go over Cells Test

2. Give out Remediation Packets:  If remediation packets are completed correctly and returned, students may come in and re-take the Cells test on Thursday 10/21 or Thursday 10/28 at 3:30pm!

3.  Begin  Magazine Review.  At this point in the year, the Biology department feels that students need to remediate all prior units because of poor performance.  This Magazine Review will help to achieve that.  This should help students not only to raise their class grade, but to also retain this information for the End Of Course test in May.

  All work on the assignment will be completed IN CLASS.  Assignment is attached above if you would like to look at it.

 

Thursday 10/21

1. Warm-up: Osmosis Question

2. Vocab Quiz # 8

3.  Continue working on Magazine Review Project.

UNIT 3 CELLS TEST WILL BE FRIDAY 10/15.  STUDENTS RECEIVED A STUDY GUIDE ON THURSDAY 10/7.  TEST WILL COVER: Cell theory, cell organelle structure and functions, cell history, and cellular transport. 

 

Week of OCTOBER 11th - 15th

 Monday 10/11

   1. Warm-up: practice EOCT question re cell membrane

  2.  Go over Cell Structure/Function Quiz

3. Lab: Diffusion

4. Lab: Osmosis

5. Cell Membrane Illustration

HW: Complete Study Guide

 

Wednesday 10/13

1. Warm-up: Osmosis Question

2. Vocab Quiz # 7
3. Lab Discussion /Review: Discuss with students the results of the osmosis and diffusion labs as a review of the material introduced last week.

4. Active Transport Instruction: notes, vocabulary

6.  Test Review using Brain Pop with informal quiz to check for student understanding/ Cells Jeopardy game to review for test
7.  Go over Study Guide with students

HW:  Study For test!

Friday 10/15

1. Warm-up: quick last minute study/ questions for teacher

2. Test: Unit 2 Cells
3.  Active Reading- students read Biology Article that shows real life correlation with our curriculum.  Students then answer critical thinking questions about article. 

4. Unit 4 Vocabulary: students must complete key vocabulary in their own words.

 

 HELP FROM PARENTS PLEASE!!!!  At this point in the year, I am seeing a serious lack of effort from many of the Biology Students.  I'm requesting that you as parents, please check Pinnacle frequently, ask your child to see returned work and homework assignments that they are working on (mostly in packets), and please make sure that your student is studying EVERY NIGHT for a short amount of time!  Please have your student come to tutoring if they are struggling.  Not one student came in to re-take the Biochemistry test that many failed.  If my after school or before school hours don't work for you- please email me and we'll work something out.

We will be having a Cell Structure/Function Quiz Re-take on Thursday 10/7.  Please help your child prepare for this quiz.  Flashcards could be a big help.

Thank You!

Week of OCTOBER 4th - 8th

 Tuesday 10/5

   1. Warm-up: Practice EOCT Cell transport question

2. Remediate Cell Structure/Function Quiz- students must correct quizzes and prepare for Re-take Thurs.

3.Cell Transport Instruction and Notes. Life-Link: Discussion about Sports Drinks containing Electrolytes and why it is a good idea during exercise.

 4. Informal writing: Students write a brief analogy that compares active transport in the cell with bus transport in a city located in a hilly area.

HW: Students must complete a detailed illustration of the cell membrane showing the movement of different types of molecules through the membrane.

*STUDY for vocab quiz 6 and cells structure/function re-take

 

Thursday 10/7

1.  Warm-up: osmosis vs. diffusion question
2. Vocab Quiz 6
3. Cell Structure/Function Quiz Re-take
4. Practice worksheet- cell transport
5. Unit 3 Study Guide- students work in pairs to complete study guide.

HW:  Study notes for test CELLS Friday 10/15

 

Week of SEPTEMBER 27, 2010

Monday 9/27

 

1. Warm-up: EOCT Review Question
2. 2nd Six Weeks Pre-test

3. Cell Structure and Function and Protein Synthesis lecture and notes

4. Cell Structure and Function Concept worksheets - part of cell assignment packet

HW:   -Complete worksheets
           -Study for vocab quiz 5 on Weds.
           -STUDY for cell structure/ function quiz on Friday

  Wednesday 9/29

1. Warm-up: practice labeling the structures within a cell
2. Quiz: Vocab 5 

3.  Cell City/School Analogy Project: Day 1:  students work in pairs using notes, books, computers to research cell organelle functions and compare them to the parts of either a city or a school.
4. Ticket Out:  Students give a brief explanation of how their city/school functions like a cell.

HW: study for cell structure/function quiz Friday

Friday 10/1

1. Warm-up: practice EOCT question
2. Quiz: Students must demonstrate knowledge of cell structure and organelle function
3.  Cell City/School Analogy Project: Day 2: Students will create a poster, photostory, or powerpoint to present their project..
4. Ticket Out:  Students must write a short reflection piece about their project.

 

Students who wish to complete the Biochemistry test Remediation worksheet and re-take the Biochemistry test MUST come in to do so on Thursday 9/16 at 3:30pm!!!   Worksheet MUST be completed before re-test can be taken!

Week of SEPTEMBER 13, 2010

Tuesday 9/14

 1. Warm-up
2.  Biochem Test Remediation- students will correct biochem
      tests with partners.  Students have the opportunity to 
      complete remediation worksheet and come in for test
      re-take

3.  Inside the Cell Video w/ video worksheet

4.  Cell organelle research.  Pairs of students are resonsible
    for researching one cell organellle and must be ready
    to draw and present it on Thursday.

5.  Ticket out:  answer eq

 

 Thursday 9/16

1.  Warm-up: practice EOCT questions (cells)

2. 6 weeks post-test assessment

3.  Quiz Vocabulary #4

4. Collaborative Cell: Students briefly present the cell
organelle that they researched. Students draw their
organelle on collaborative Cell Poster

 

5. Cell Theory and Prokaryote/Eukaryote
and Unicellular/ Multicellular Notes

 

6. Ticket Out: Venn Diagram comparing pro./euk.

***UNIT 2 BIOCHEMISTRY TEST WILL BE FRIDAY 9/10!!!  NO VOCAB QUIZ THIS WEEK!*** 

 Week of SEPTEMBER 7, 2010

Wednesday 9/8

1. Warm-up: Reading Graph (enzymes)

2. Complete Enzyme Notes

3. Go over labs

4. Biochemistry Jeopardy Review

**HW STUDY FOR TEST**

Friday 9/10

1. Unit 2 Test

2. Reading Comprehension

3. Inside a Cell Video

 

4.  Cells Packet

 

 Week of AUGUST 30th, 2010

Monday 8/30

  1. Organic Molecules Flip Book DUE!!!!

  2.  Go over flip book/complete notes sheet

  3.  Organic Molecules Review Sheet (Due Weds.)

 

Wednesday 9/1

  1. Warm Up:  Monomers of macromolecules

 2. Vocab Quiz 3

 3. Water Notes

 4. Drops on a Penny Lab

 5. Properties of Water review worksheet

 6. Begin Notes: Enzymes

 TOD:  answer EQ

 

Friday 9/3

1. Warm-up: EOCT practice questions

2. Enzymes as a Lock and Key mechanism instruction

3. Hands-on Enzyme activity

4. Enzyme Lab: Potato Catalase

 

 

 

 Week of AUGUST 23rd, 2010

Tuesday 8/24

  1. Warm-up: EOCT review question

  2. Test Remediation

  3. Organic Notes

  4. Begin Vocabulary

 

Thursday 8/26  1. Warm-up: Practice EOCT organic molecules question

  2. Organic molecules collaborative group project: *2 day project*

     -Students are given a rubric.  Each group is assigned an organic molecule to research.

     -Groups will make a flyer that advertises the importance of their organic molecule (dietary sources, functions, monomers,  

       molecular structure, importance to your body).

    - Students will present their organic molecule information to class.

    -Classmates will fill in their own organic molecule chart based on information that classmates present

  3. Begin Vocabulary words for Enzymes

 

Week of AUGUST 16th, 2010

Monday:  

           1. Warm-up: students identify which objects are abiotic and which are biotic

        2. Vocabulary Quiz #1 re-take

          3. Graphing  tutorial

          4. Graphing Practice

          5. Parts of a Microscope notes

               *HW:  Packet- you must have # 1-5 in your activity log completed by Weds 8/18!

 

Wednesday:             

         1. Warm-up:  . Branches of Science (In your Packet)

         2. Discuss and Explain Lab Safety/Expectations

        3. Microscope Lab

                 *please remember, if you miss a lab you must come and make it up on you OWN TIME before or

                   after school!

 

           *HW: Study Guide             UNIT 1 TEST is FRIDAY 8/20!!!!!!

 

Friday:     

        1. Warm-up  Label Parts of a Microscope

        2.  Turn in Activity Log Packet

      3.TEST: Introduction to Biology

      4. Active Reading: students will read an article about a current even in Biology and summarize and answer critical thinking

         questions about the article.

                            

*** PLEASE NOTE:  Based on the grades for the first Vocabulary Quiz, we will be having a re-test on Monday 8/16.  This is the only time I will give you an opportunity for a Vocab Quiz re-do.  YOU MUST STUDY  for these quizzes.  They should HELP your grade, not hurt it.  10 minutes is really all the time you need to remember them! I want to see ALL of you start with an "A" not an "F"!

Week of AUGUST 9th, 2010

This week we will be learning about the Characteristics of Life and the Scientific Method.  You have received your Unit 1 packet.  This packet contains all work and test and quiz dates for the first unit.  Remember, if you are absent, Notes are YOUR responsibility!

The first vocabulary quiz will be on Thursday 8/12!  Make sure you study those root words.