Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Week of 5/15/2017

Biology....Welcome to Keystone week. Knowing how stressed you will be , and tired, after testing all morning I've decided to do activities this week. Monday thru Wednesday will be a predator prey simulation and Thursday and Friday will a biomagnification activity. All work will be done in class...completed activities will be due Friday.
AP Bio Monday and Tuesday focus beaks of finches. Report due Friday. I'll be covering Keystones Wed and Thursday remember Wednesday is an open notebook evolution test and Thursday will be work time for the research question due Friday.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Week of 5/8/17

Academic Bio Classes
Monday we will wrap up some loose ends in ecology. We'll continue with some labs and activities after the Keystones. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will be spent reviewing for the Keystone exam which will be given next Monday and Tuesday.
AP Biology.
Good Luck everyone on the AP Biology exam scheduled for Monday May 8. We will get back into the swing of things Tuesday continuing with evolution. There are several labs and activities that we put on hold until after the exam so that is how we will be filling our week.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Week of 5/1/17

Academic Biology. We are beginning our final topic for the year...ecology. Monday in lecture we will focus on energy flow through ecosystems with a review worksheet on food webs and chains due Tuesday. Tuesday lecture topic cycles in nature the activity that goes along with this will be done May 15 and 16th after keystone testing. Wednesday we will introduce population Patterns and density in lecture and follow up with a worksheet that will be due Thursday. Thursday lecture on survivorship curves supported with an activity due Friday. Friday is Quiz day with work time for assignments.

AP Biology- We will finish our AP lecture with specifics on the evolution of life. The plan is to start Tuesday with intensive review that will continue through Friday. Monday 5/8 is the big day spend some time over the weekend reviewing and be sure to get plenty of sleep and eat a good breakfast.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Week of 4/24/17

Academic Biology- This week we will wrap up our discussion on classification. Monday lecture on cladograms followed by a worksheet on reading cladograms worksheet on dichotomous keys due. Tueday Jeopardy review ( cladogram worksheet due) with our big chapter test , classification and evolution scheduled for Wednesday. Thursday we will introduce our final topic for the year ecology... Remember Keystones are on the 15th of May!!!

AP Bio- Monday I won't see you it is scheduling day for the AP exam. Tuesday we will work on some practice problems with Hardy Weinberg formula and carry that over into Wednesday with the fishy frequency lab. Thursday lecture on the evolution of behavior followed by Beaks of Finches lab. Remember orgami bird lab is due. Friday will be lecture on speciation.

Monday, April 17, 2017

week of 4/17/17

Biology- Monday and Tuesday will be lab days on the opposable thumb. Report will be due Wednesday. Wednesday we will start lecture on classification with focus on Karl von Linne and the 8 levels of classification. Thursday lecture dichotomous keys followed up with a worksheet classifying salamanders. Friday make your own key using "frogs".

AP Biology- Monday will be an intro lecture to Evolution Followed by Nuttall Precip Lab. Report will be due Friday.Remember Chi square corn lab due Tuesday. Tuesday we will start with lecture on Natural selection followed by Jeopardy review. Wednesday Genetics Test Day. Thursday Bird Lab. Friday

Monday, April 10, 2017

Week of 4/10/17

Academic biology-All biology classes will begin the week with a lecture on supporting evidence for evolution. Lab on Natural selection is due today. Tuesday- Lecture will continue with a comparison of natural verses artificial selection. We will end the day with a reading strategy that supports our topic Wednesday will start with a quiz and continue with an in class activity challenging you to design an organism suited to live on my planet and write a 5x5 to convince me of it's "perfection". Thursday will be an in class work day...both the reading strategy and organism design will be due for the end of class Happy Easter.

AP Biology- Monday we will refresh our Punnett square skills with a practice sheet due Thursday. Tuesday we will learn a short cut method to squares. The additive and multiplicative rules and try some practice problems using the new techniques. Wednesday Chi Square will be introduced as a means of evaluating the validity of our probability results and Thursday we will try using Chi square in a simulated lab activity.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Week of 4/3/17

Academic Biology- Movie Genetics will wrap up our discussion of heredity and close the marking period. Tuesday we will begin our focus on evolution with a lecture on some early ideas as to how life began. Wednesday lecture what is evolution followed by a worksheet on Darwin that will be due Thursday. Thursday an activity on Natural Selection with report due Friday and Friday lecture supports for evolution.

APBiology- We will use Monday to finish off the respiration labs due Thursday. Tuesday QUIZ on respiration followed by lecture intro to DNA. Wednesday lecture on semi conservative replication followed by a lab on Meselson and Stahl which will be finished in class Thursday. We will also discuss gene regulation and review development on Thursday. Friday will be a one day review of Punnett squares with some practice problems.