Dates
State Standards / Objectives
Learning Activities
Sept 7 (1 hr all classes)
Students will be introduced to the course of biology and introduce themselves.

1) Syllabus
2) Introductions
3) PreReading Assignment

Sept 8 (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 using text pp 3-15.
Sept 9 (2 hrs 1,5)
Students will identify problem, form hypotheses, test a hypothesis, collect & analyze data, make conclusions, and identify extraneous variables.

1) Vocabulary Due
2) "Stinky Science" Lab

Sept 10 (2hrs 4,6)
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1) "Stinky Science" Lab
2) Quest 1-4 on p. 15
Sept 13 (1hr all classes)
Students will recognize the accumulative nature of science.
1) Quest 1-4 p. 15 due
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3) New Vocab added
4) CH1 Online Vocab Review
Sept 14 (2 hrs 1,5)
Students will ask meaningful questions based on their observations, make hypotheses based on their previous knowledge, and design thoughtful procedures.
Sept 15 (2 hrs 4,6)
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Sept 16 (2 hrs 1,5)
Students will demonstrate mastery on scientific method state standards. 1) peanut butter procedure
2) vocab test
3) sci meth assess lab
Sept 17 (2 hrs 4,6)
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Sept 20 (1 hr all classes)
Students will learn that the fundamental life processes of plants and animals depend on a variety of chemical reactions. 1) Hand back assessments
2) Students scoring less than 70% need alternative assignment of making notecards.
3) Vocabulary for chemistry.
Vocabulary Practice at Quia.com
4) Sequencing organization of life.
Sept 21 (2 hrs 1,5)
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1) Do small and large molecules act alike? (lab)
2) Atomic structure(printable periodic table pdf)
3) A bonding experience (acting out molecules)
Sept 22 (2 hrs 2,6)
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Sept 23 (2 hrs 1,5)
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1) Check those macromolecules!
2) What are isotopes?
3) How is ionic bonding different from covalent bonding?
4) What are the 4 carbon compounds? chem/organic_tests_lab.htm
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Organic compounds concept map.

Sept 24 (2 hrs 2,6)
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Sept 27 (1,4,5,6) Fundamental life processes depend on a variety of chemical reactions

1) vocabulary due (check definitions) PRACTICE FOR QUIZ
2) see organic test results:
for starch, for proteins, for simple sugars, & for lipids
3) outline of organic compounds

Sept 28 (1,5) Fundamental life processes depend on a variety of chemical reactions

1) Vocabulary assessment
2) finish carbon compounds
3) enzyme lab(p 54-55 text)
4) test review powerpoint
5) test review sheet

Sept 29 (4,6)
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1) Vocabulary assessment
2) finish carbon compounds
3) enzyme lab
4) test review powerpoint
5) test review sheet
Sept 29 (1,5)
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1) Ch 2 test (lab problem)
2) Introduction to Cells & Organelles
Sept 30 (4,6)
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1) Ch 2 test
2) Introduction to Cells & Organelles
Oct 4 (4,6) Mon 1c: Students know how prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells (including those from plants and animals), and viruses differ in complexity and general structure. 1) teach your parents
2)prokaryotic vs eukaryotic powerpoint
3)label cells
4) microscope observation of cells
Oct 5 (1,5) Tues 1c: Students know how prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells (including those from plants and animals), and viruses differ in complexity and general structure. 1) copy state standard from board
2)prokaryotic vs eukaryotic powerpoint
3)label cells
4) microscope observation of cells
Oct 6 (1,4,5,6) Wed Fundamental life processes depend on a variety of chemical reactions 1) Copy vocabulary from board into journals
2) Retest over carbon compounds
Oct 7 (1,5) Thurs

Students will know:
(1c) How prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells (including those from plants and animals) differ in complexity and general structure.
(1e) The role of the endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus in the secretions of proteins.

1) Copy state standards from board into journals (during attendance)
2) Report scores from Wed test retake.
3) Video on cells (use to: a. review biochemistry, b. differentiate between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, c. learn functions of organelles)
3) Use diagrams to have students do Vinn diagrams of prokaryotes vs eukaryotes and plant vs animal cells
4) Cell analogy

Oct 8 (4,6) Fri
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Oct 11 (1,4,5,6) Mon
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1) Vocabulary for cells
2) Cell Analogy (finish script and drawings)
3) Cell Vocabulary Practice on Quia
Oct 12 (1,5) Tues

Students will know: (1a) cells are enclosed within semipermeable membranes that regulate their interaction with their surroundings.

1) 20-30 min working on cell analogy
2) Give Cell Analogies as a group 25 pts for writing the analogy for 12 organelles & reasons + 25 pts for drawing all 12 organelles into the picture of the analogy.
3) Cell Transport

Oct 13 (2,4) Wed
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Oct 14 (1,5) Thurs Students will know: (1a) cells are enclosed within semipermeable membranes that regulate their interaction with their surroundings. 1) Cell Vocab Quiz
2) Osmosis Lab
Oct 15 (2,4) Fri
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Oct 18 (1,4,5,6) Mon Students will know: (1a) cells are enclosed within semipermeable membranes that regulate their interaction with their surroundings. 1) Cell Transport
2) What organelle am I? test review powerpoint
Oct 19 (1, 5) Tues Students will show mastery of all cell objectives listed above.

1) Cell Test including:
a) cell labeling for plant, animal
b) cell organelle fuctions
c) cell transport
d) differences between plant and animal cells
e) differences between prokaryotes & eukaryotes
f) cell theory p 170 in text
g) explain this graph
2) Vocabulary for Ch 8
3) Vocabulary Practice on Quia.com
4) Essay question for video: What role does photosynthesis play in the rainforest ecosystem seen in the video? (A paragraph at least 5 sentences long)

Oct 20 (4,6) Wed
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Oct 21 (1,5) Thurs  

1) Vocabulary Due (defined)
2) Essay question from video due (see above #4)
3) Photosynthesis processes (light reaction & Calvin cycle)
4) Elodea photosynthesis lab

Oct 22 (4,6) Fri  
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Oct 25 (1,4,5,6) Mon Students will know: The energy in the stored in the bonds of glucose are released as ATP during cellular respiration in mitochondria 1) Pass back homework
2) Copy state standard from board and respiration vocabulary
3) Video review of photosynthesis
Oct 26 (1,5) Tues
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1) Respiration vocabulary should be defined
2) Glycolysis & fermentation discussion
3) Fermentation in yeast lab
Oct 27 (4,6) Wed
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Oct 28 (1,5) Thurs
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1) Vocab Quiz (Practice)
2) Aerobic Respiration (Kreb's Cycle, Electron Transport)
3) VO2 Max Lab
Oct 29 (2,4) Fri
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Study Sheet for 1st Quarter District Exam :

Class News

Nov 1 (1,4,5,6) Mon Students will know: The energy in the stored in the bonds of glucose are released as ATP during cellular respiration in mitochondria 1) go over "a great deal" about how to raise grades this week
2) Aerobic Respiration (Kreb's Cycle, Electron Transport)
Nov 2 (1,5) Tues All state standards from this column to the beginning of school Review for district exam
Nov 3 (4,6) Wed
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Review for district exam
Nov 4 (1,5) Thurs   District 9 wks Exam
Nov 5 (4,6) Fri   District 9 wks Exam