Dates
State Standards / Objectives
Learning Activities
Sept 6 (1 hr all classes)
Students will be introduced to the course of biology, take a "Learning Styles Inventory," and introduce their lab partner.

1) Syllabus
2) Learning Styles Inventory
3) Introduce your partner

Sept 7 (1 hr all classes)
Students will take cloze test and review the scientific method (IE 1b,j,k) 1) Cloze test / Key
2) Review of Sci Meth
3) Vocabulary to be defined & practice at Quia.com using text pp 3-15.
Sept 8 & 9 (2 hr classes)
Students will identify problem, form hypotheses, test a hypothesis, collect & analyze data, make conclusions, and identify extraneous variables.

Bring Book on Block Days

1) Vocabulary
2) "Stinky Science" Lab

Sept 12 (1 hr) Mon
Students will recognize the need for controlled experiments. 1) Review of previous vocab & discussion of "controlled experiments," "control group," & "experimental group"
2) Controlled experiment poster
Sept 13 & 14 (2 hr)
Tues & Wed
Students will identify problems, form hypotheses, and write reproducible procedures.

1) Redo drop testing (eliminate extraneous variables) & finish lab
2) Cricket, Mealworm, Or Bloodworm Observation Lab
3) Peanut butter procedures

Sept 15 & 16 (2 hr)
Thurs & Fri
Students will identify problem, form hypotheses, test a hypothesis, collect & analyze data, make conclusions

1) finish observation lab
2) Performance Assessment of Sci Meth (Group Lab)
3) Sect 1-1 easynotes due
4) Assign 1-2 easynotes for Monday.

Sept 19 (1 hr)
Mon
Students will recognize the cumulative nature of scientific & distinguish between hypothesis and theory as scientific terms. 1) Vocabulary Review
2) Discussion & review of Sect 1-1 & 1-2
Sept 20 & 21 (2 hr)
Tues & Wed
Students will learn that the fundamental life processes of plants and animals depend on a variety of chemical reactions. 1) MC Test Ch 1 (1-1 & 1-2) & Sci Meth Vocab
2) Easy notes Ch 2-1
3) Large & Small Molecules Lab
Sept 22 & 23 (2 hr)
Thurs & Fri
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1) Easy note 2-2 Due Mon
2) Go over and correct test
-Set goals for next test
-2pts for signed by parent
-2pts for email by parent
-1 pt if parent comments about the website.
-my email kpitts@cnusd.k12.ca.us
3) Atomic Structure

Sept 26 (1 hr)

Mon

Students will learn that the fundamental life processes of plants and animals depend on a variety of chemical reactions. 1) C, H, O, & N properties
2) C, H, O, & N macromolecules
3) Acting out molecules & bonding (if time allows)

Sept 27 & 28 (2 hr)

Tues & Wed

Students will learn that the fundamental life processes of plants and animals depend on a variety of chemical reactions. 1) Organic Compounds including Carbs & Lipids
2) Organic Compounds ch 2-3 easy notes
3) Organic Compounds Discussion

Sept 29 & 30 (2 hr)

Thurs & Fri

Students will learn that the fundamental life processes of plants and animals depend on a variety of chemical reactions. 1) Lipids, DNA, & Proteins & Enzymes
2) DNA to Proteins Coding Activity
2) Enzyme Lab

Oct 2 & 3 (2 hr)

Mon & Tues

Students will learn that the fundamental life processes of plants and animals depend on a variety of chemical reactions. 1)What affects enzyme rates?
2) nucleic acid relationship to proteins & enzymes
3) vocabulary fill in the blanks
4) teach someone biochem

Oct 4 (25 min)

Wed

Students will learn that the fundamental life processes of plants and animals depend on a variety of chemical reactions. 1) Ch 2 Test Review on Organic Compounds (answer for )

Oct 5 & 6 (2 hr)

Thurs & Fri

Students will compare and contrast the structure of plant and animal cells. 1) Chapter 2 test on Organic Compounds & turn in portfolio of work for ch 2
2) Plant & Animal Cells and Cellular organelles
3) Cell Observation Lab

Oct 10 (1 hr)

Mon

Students will see the position that cells occupy in the organization of life.

1) Test results from Ch 2
2) Organization of life
3) Cell theory
4) Practice for retest on chemistry vocab
5) Homework:

Oct 11& 12 (2 hr)
Students will know how prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells (including those from plants and animals) differ in complexity and general structure.

1) Review atomic structure & retake on vocab basic chem terms
2) Easynotes 7-1: Vocab with cues- cells, cell membrane, cell wall, nucleus, cytoplasm, prokaryotes, eukaryotes, & organelles
3) Cell Theory & Organelle functions using video (Vinn diagram of prok & euk cells)
4) Cheek Cell & Onion Observations (finish lab & questions)
5) Cell Analogy

Oct 13 & 14 (2 hr)
Students will know the roles of cellular organelles in the structure & function of the cell including the E.R. & Golgi Apparatus, chloroplasts & mitochondria, cell membranes & cell walls, and the cytoskeleton.

1) 7-1 Easynotes and 8 vocab with cues due
2) Review org chem with concept map & Retake vocab on organic chemistry
3) Easynotes 7-2 & vocabulary definitions & cues: chromosome, nucleolus, cytoskeleton, microtubule, microfilament, ribosome, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, lysosome, vacuole, chloroplast, & mitchondria
4) Go over cell labels & function worksheet
5) Begin with partners Cell Analogy

Oct 17

Mon

Students will know the roles of cellular organelles in the structure & function of the cell including the E.R. & Golgi Apparatus, chloroplasts & mitochondria, cell membranes & cell walls, and the cytoskeleton. 1) Cell analogy drawing

Oct 18 & 19

Tues & Wed

Students will know the roles of cellular organelles in the structure & function of the cell including the E.R. & Golgi Apparatus, chloroplasts & mitochondria, cell membranes & cell walls, and the cytoskeleton.

1) 30 minutes of cell analogy work
2) presentations of cell analogies
3) relationships of ER, Golgi apparatus, & vacuoles
4) criss cross puzzle of organelles

Oct 20 & 21

Thurs & Fri

  1) Begin lab: Effects of solution concentration on potato piece mass. Do initial mass data
2) Review of organelles
3) Quiz on organelles
4) End lab: Take final data on potato pieces and solutions. Do calculations & writeup.
Oct 24
Students know cells are enclosed within semipermeable membranes that regulate their interaction with their surroundings. 1) Movement through cellular membranes
2) Finish lab writeups on: Effects of solution concentration on potato cell mass.
Oct 25 & 26
Students know usable energy is captured from sunlight by chloroplasts and is stored through the synthesis of sugar from carbon dioxide. 1) ATP energy
2) Photosynthesis
3) Lab: Effects of light intensity of photosynthesis rate in Elodea
Oct 27 & 28
Students know the role of the mitochondria in making stored chemical-bond energy available to cells by completing the breakdown of glucose to carbon dioxide. 1) ATP & the relationship of photosynthesis to respiration.
2) Lab: Effects of exercise on respiration rate.
Oct 31
  Review for district exam
Nov 1 & 2
  Review for district exam

Nov 3 & 4

Thurs & Fri

 

District Exam over:

  • science method
  • biochemistry
  • cell structure & function
  • photosynthesis & respiration

Students receiving 40% or less will NOT be given a passing grade for the 1st 9 wks.

Evening study sessions from 7-9 in room D102 for extra credit on Wednesday Nov 2 and Thursday Nov 3.

Nov 7 & 8

Mon & Tues

Students will know how basic DNA technology is used to construct recombinant DNA molecules.
1) Congratulations to Mrs Fitz's & Mr. Pitts' biology students for reaching your goals on the district biology assesment! Party Time: Popcorn & Jurassic Park

Nov 9 & 10

Wed & Thurs

Students will know how to predict the probable outcome of phenotypes in a genetic cross from the genotypes of the parents heterozygous for eye color.

1) Finish Jurassic Park (15 min)
2) Jurassic Park & genetics discussion
3) Talking the Talk (genetics and coin tossing)

Nov 14

Mon

Students will know the genetic basis for Mendel's laws of segregation and independent assortment.

1) Finish lab on coin tossing and eye color (get class results)
2) Discussion of dominant & recessive traits

Nov 15 & 16

Tues & Wed

Students will know the genetic basis for Mendel's laws of segregation and independent assortment.

Students will know how to predict the probable outcome of phenotypes in a genetic cross between parents with various genotypes.

1) Finish Coin Toss Lab
2) In Praise of Mendel (with Gregorian Chants)
3) Polygenic traits lab

Nov 17 & 18

Thurs & Fri

Students will know how to predict the probable outcome of phenotypes in a genetic cross between parents with various genotypes.

1) Finish Polygenic traits lab
2) Human Baby Face Lab
(students will randomly be coupled, analyze their facial genetic traits, then determine with coins what their baby will be, and then draw it as a teenager) decision sheet
3) EasyNotes 11-1 & 11-2
4) Vocabulary genetics, true-breeding, trait, hybrid, gene, allele, segregation, gamete, probability, Punnett square, homozygous, heterozygous, phenotype, genotype

Nov 21

Mon

Students will know how to predict the probable outcome of phenotypes in a genetic cross between parents with various genotypes. 1) Finish figuring out "couple" phenotypes and determining baby phenotypes
2) Homework: #3 & 4 from Nov 17 & 18

Nov 22 & 23

Tues & Wed

Students will know how to predict the probable outcome of phenotypes in a genetic cross between parents with various genotypes. 1) Genetic vocab review
2) Draw your baby
3) DUE: Easynotes 11-1 & 11-2; Vocab with cues

Nov 28

Mon

Students will know how to predict the probable outcome of phenotypes in a genetic cross between parents with various genotypes. 1) Review of genetics vocab
2) Probability & Human Genetics Problems

Nov 29 & 30

Tues & Wed

Students will know how to predict the probable outcome of phenotypes in a genetic cross between parents with various genotypes.

1) Genetics Vocab Review (Round the Room)
2) Genetics Vocab Quiz
3) Human Blood Typing Lab (Codominance)

Dec 1 & 2

Thurs & Fri

Students will know how to predict the probable outcome of phenotypes in a genetic cross between parents with various genotypes. 1) Finish "Who's the Daddy" paternity lab
2) Finish Faces of Offspring
3) Begin "4 types of Inheritance poster"

Dec 5 & 6

Mon & Tues

Students know how to predict the probable mode of inheritance from a pedigree diagram showing phenotypes. 1) Video & explanation of Sex-linked inheritance
2) Pedigree analysis for dom, rec, & sex-linked traits
3) Finish "4 types of inheritance" poster

Dec 7

Wed (minimum day)

Students will review the genetics standards back to Nov 15

Genetics Test Review
-- dominant & rec traits
-- incomplete dom. traits
-- polygenic traits
-- gender inheritance
-- sex-linked inheritance
-- Punnett squares
-- Probability problems
-- analyzing pedigrees

Dec 8 & 9

Thurs & Fri

 

Portfolio Due:
-- Human Genetic Problems
-- Genetics Vocab Review
-- Who's the Daddy lab
-- Pedigree Analysis Prob.
-- Baby Face
-- 4 types inheritance poster (extra credit)

1) Genetics Test Review
2) Genetics Test
3) Stages of Mitosis & The Cell Cycle

Dec 12

Mon

Students will know meiosis is an early step in sexual reproduction in which the pairs of chromosomes separate and segregate randomly during cell division to produce gametes containing one chromosome of each type.

1) Finish Mitosis Flipbook

Study session during 1st lunch and after school for those retaking the genetics test.

Dec 13 & 14

Tues & Wed

Students will know meiosis is an early step in sexual reproduction in which the pairs of chromosomes separate and segregate randomly during cell division to produce gametes containing one chromosome of each type.

1) Mitosis Reviewed
2) Human Karyotypes Explained
3) Human Karyotyping & Disorders Lab

Study session during 1st lunch and after school for those retaking the genetics test.

Dec 15 & 16

Thurs & Fri

Students will know meiosis is an early step in sexual reproduction in which the pairs of chromosomes separate and segregate randomly during cell division to produce gametes containing one chromosome of each type.

1) Mitosis & Meiosis Compared & Contrasted
2) Meiosis Yarn Project

GENETICS TEST RETAKE

Dec 19

Monday

Students will know meiosis is an early step in sexual reproduction in which the pairs of chromosomes separate and segregate randomly during cell division to produce gametes containing one chromosome of each type. 1) Finish Meiosis Yarn Project
2) Genetics Test Corrections

Dec 20 & 21

Tues & Wed

Students will know how to apply the genetic coding rules to predict the sequence of amino acids from a sequence of codons in RNA that came from DNA in the nucleus. 1) DNA structure & processes notes
2) DNA processes coding activity
3) DNA vocab with cues

Dec 22 & 23

Thurs & Fri

Students will know how to apply the genetic coding rules to predict the sequence of amino acids from a sequence of codons in RNA that came from DNA in the nucleus.

1) DNA coding quiz
2) Genetics Test Retakes
3) Modeling DNA for the holidays

Assignments Due:
1) Genetics Test Review
2) Vocabulary with cues for chapter 12

Jan 9

Mon

Students will know how to apply the genetic coding rules to predict the sequence of amino acids from a sequence of codons in RNA that came from DNA in the nucleus. 1) Review of DNA & RNA processes
2) DNA & RNA Concept Map

Jan 10 & 11

Tues & Wed

Students will know how mutations in the DNA sequence of a gene may or may not affect the expression of the gene or the sequence of amino acids in an encoded protein. 1) DNA & RNA cmap quiz
2) Mutations (p307 & 308 of text)
3) Mutation of human DNA reports

Jan 12 & 13

Thurs & Fri

 

1) Mapping disorders
2) DNA processes images
3) Acting out DNA processes

Jan 17 & 18
 

1) ABC's of Biology Review Booklet
2) Review for district exam questions (9 page handout of powerpoint slides in class)

I will stay after school with all students wanting help until 4:00 pm

Jan 19 & 20
 

1) ABC's of Biology Review Booklet
2) Review for district exam questions (9 page handout of powerpoint slides in class)

I will stay after school with all students wanting help until 4:00 pm

Jan 23 Mon
 

Review day for periods 4 & 6 Finals for period 2

7-9pm study session rm d102

Jan 24 Tues
 

Review day for periods 3 & 5
Finals for period 1

7-9pm study session rm d102

Jan 26 Wed
 

Minimum day
Finals for periods 4 & 6

7-9 pm study session rm d102

Jan 27 Thurs
  Minimum day
Finals for periods 3 & 5
Jan 28 Fri
 

NO STUDENTS
Teacher work day (thank you)!