Finals Week: 12/18-12/22
Day 1: Final Exam Review, 7th Period Final
Day 2: Periods 1, 3, 5
Day 3: AP Biology Final
Day 4: No School
Day 5: No School
Week 18: 12/11-12/15
Day 1: Virtual Gene Splicing Lab ( bring your flash drive use the Print Screen or snipping tool to cut and paste pictures in to your Word document. Save your final word document, with the labeled diagrams and print screens as a PDF file to preserve formatting and submit electronically as ONE document. ADD your first and last name to the document name and save it as a pdf file)
Day 2: Lizard Evolution Virtual Lab, 2
Day 3: Aquaponics Comments and Revisions
Day 4: Ethical Legal and Social Issues in Genetics:
Bioethics Public Service Announcement
There are many bioethical issues in the world of biology, from medicine to the future of energy resources to space exploration. As scientists we must be aware of the ethical concerns of our practice and be able to not only articulate the potential benefits for a practice but also know how to draw the line between scientific advancement and moral obligations.
1. Choose a bioethics topic;
2. Make a 2-5 minute video (public service announcement) detailing these 3 sections:
a. CRISPR Ethicsà genetic engineering in the hands of the public, "breaking bad" for every man, woman and child...
b. Epigenetics Ethicsà Food deserts…Flint Water Crisis…Hazardous Wastes… accidental or purposeful zoning?
· A section introducing the bioethical question and containing scientific background information and a historical perspective.
· The biological basis of the topic must be addressed and explained in this section.
· The impact this biological knowledge has on our society (be sensational... you are trying to convince people of your point of view).
· Provide pros and cons for BOTH sides of the coin.
· Take an ethical stand, and argue the ethical viewpoint constructively. Back your argument with ethics supporting your viewpoint of the ethical use of this technology. You should convince people of your view point.
· The video should include specific examples from the RESEARCH you have done to support your positions.
· A BIBLIOGRAPHY WITH AT LEAST 3 SOURCES (APA/MLA format)
· If any section is unclear- a transcript is required as well.
Day 5: Ethical Legal and Social Issues in Genetics
Reflections: Plant Growth
After reading your Aquaponics posts, many of you indicated that you would record stem length as a sign of robust and healthy plant growth.
However, there are many things that can cause elongation in plant stems: temperature, moisture, light, hormones, circadian rhythms,
Search the following terms to find more information:
The following links may help you to understand some of the other factors—aside from stellar conditions and robust growth—that cause stem elongation in plants.
· Etiolation, Gibberellins, Bolting
You may also find the following helpful as your plants continue to grow.
AP Biology 2017-2018 AquaPonics Blogs:
Reflections: Aquaponics Resources
What is C.R.I.S.P.R.?
How is it similar to the AP Biology Standards we have learned?
How is it different from the AP Biology Standards we have learned?
· Bozeman CRISPR
· TED: What you need to know about CRISPR | Ellen Jorgensen
· TED: How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA | Jennifer Doudna
· MIT: Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9
· CRISPR Handbook
Day 1; Case Studies: My Dog is Broken & When a Gene Turned Off Is a Matter of Life or Death: Epigenetic Influences on Gene Regulation.
Day 2: Case Study: Antibiotic Resistance: Can We Ever Win
Day 3: Eukaryotic Gene Control Notes, DNA to Disorder Rubric Review, Aquaponics Research Review
Day 4: Gene Regulation Quiz
New Worm (Done in class, I will provide copies)
Day 5: New Worm Review
If you need additional assistance with figuring out the recombination problems, the following resources should help. Please watch them before you come to class.
Reflections: Gene Processing and Regulations
There are several videos to relearn and review Gene Processing and Regulations. Click on the links on the left of the page:
Genes & How They Work Animations –Great videos
Day 1: AP Biology Reading Guide Chapter 18: Regulation of Gene Expression
Fred and Theresa Holtzclaw (page #53)
Day 2: Report to Computer Lab 1103 to work on Dissolved Oxygen and Primary Productivity Virtual Lab
Day 3: Eukaryotic Gene Control Notes
Day 4: Eukaryotic Gene Control Notes
Day 5: Eukaryotic Gene Control Notes Quiz?
Thanksgiving Week: 11/20-11/24
Log into the GIZMOs at www.explorelearning.com
You may do up to 5 of the following GIZMOs:
· RNA & Protein Synthesis
· Evolution: Mutation and Selection
· Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
· Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
Open Lesson Info (Word document) in upper right hand corner, download, save and follow directions.
Type your answers into the document in a different color.
When you have completed the word document, save it as a PDF file, add your name in front the file name, take the 5 question assessment at the end of the GIZMO, click the blue “check your answers” button at the bottom right hand of page.
If you would like me to average in your assessment score in your summative assessment grade, email me your completed PDF file as proof you have completed the GIZMO and I will average your assessment score into the summative assessment category.
You may do up to 5 GIZMOs.
Day 1: Meiosis Quiz
Day 2: Report to Computer Lab 1103 to work on IntroductiontoAquaponics.doc & Aquaponics Annotated Bibliography
Day 3: DNA/Mitosis/Meiosis Test & Crib
Day 4: DNA/Mitosis/Meiosis Test Corrections
Day 5: Video: Ghost in Your Genes
Reflections: Recommended Watching in Preparation for DNA Test:
Week 14: 11/6-11/10
Day 1: Rockina Lab
Day 2: Natural Selection and Adaptation Video
Molecular Genetics of Color Mutations in Rock Pocket Mice
Day 3: Biochemistry and Cell Signaling Pathway of the MC1R Gene
Day 4: Meiosis Notes, Mitosis/Meiosis Lab
Day 5: Meiosis Notes & Quiz, Mitosis/Meiosis Lab
Reflections: We Will Have to Rewrite the Textbooks
Scientists Discover New Mechanism of Protein Synthesis
Day 1: DNA for Dummies Notes Quiz?
Day 2: ONLINE EPIGENETICS – IS IT ONLY ABOUT THE DNA? Report to Computer Lab 1103 for class. Save your document as a PDF file, put your name in front of the file name and send to me electronically
Day 3: DNA Technology Notes
Day 4: DNA Technology Notes Quiz?
Day 5: Genetic Engineering Poster Presentations
Week 12: 10/23/10/27
Day 1: Mitosis Notes
Day 2: Introduction to GMOs and Gene Technology
Day 3: Cell Communication Test (Crib Sheet Due)
Day 4: Cell Test & Cell Energy Test Essay Standards
DNA for Dummies Notes
Day 5: DNA for Dummies Notes
Please make sure that the following questions are clearly answered in your GMO poster (you may even want to use them as headings/bullets). I am not changing the rubric, but you may find these questions helpful in preparing your project, as they will be questions I will ask during your poster presentation.
1. What is the product being produced before and after the technology of genetic engineering (this is the focus of your poster)?
· Be specific. “corn” is an incomplete response.
· Genetically Modified corn how? Modified for pesticides? herbicides? increased vitamins? vaccines?
2. What are the similarities of the product being produced before and after genetic engineering ?
· What are the differences of the product being produced before and after genetic engineering ?
3. What is the name of the gene that was transferred to produce the product/organism in question?
· What is the original gene product (what does the gene code for) ?
· What organism did the gene come from? How did scientists get it out of the original organism?(include pictures)
· Into what organism was the gene inserted? How did scientists get it into the recombinant organism?(include pictures)
· What are the pros and cons of each method?
Week 11: 10/16-10/20
Day 1: Communication Notes
Day 2: Bring to class on a flash drive Gene 1, Gene 2, Gene 3, Gene 4, (Do NOT try and open these files at home, just save them as is PRIOR to coming to school, they will not save from a school computer) We will work on BLAST Those Genes Report to Computer Lab 1103 for class.
Day 3: Counting Leaf Stomata Lab
Day 4: Communication Notes
Day 5: Lunch: Spinach Party
Week 10: 10/9-10/13
Day 1: No School
Day 2: Spinach Chromatography Lab
Day 3: Photosynthesis Notes
Day 4: Spinach Leaf Disk Lab
Day 5: Case Study: The Secret of Popcorn Popping
Case Study: A Can of Bull
Case Study: My Dog is Broken
Week 8: 9/25-9/29
Day 1: Cell Notes make sure you have completed Cornell Note taking for the entire Cell note section prior to this class
Day 2: Cell Membrane Notes
Day 3: Cell Membrane Notes
Day 4: Cell Structure & Function WS
Cell Test Study groups
Day 5: GIZMO: Osmosis
Reflections: Paradigm Shift in Definition of Life
Reflections: Diffusion & Osmosis Inquiry
Week 7: 9/18-9/22
Day 1: Diffusion/Osmosis Lab
Day 2: Diffusion/Osmosis Lab
Day 3: Diffusion/Osmosis Lab
Diffusion/Osmosis Mystery Inquiry Presentations
Cell Notes Quiz.
Day 5: Case Study: Little Girl lost
Case Study: Osmosis is Serious Business
Day 1: Hurricane Irma
Day 2: Hurricane Irma
Day 3: Hurricane Irma
Day 4: Hurricane Irma
Day 5: Diffusion/Osmosis Pre-Lab Quiz
WeekWeek 5: 9/4-9/8
Day 1: Day 1: No School
Day 2: Enzyme Catalysis
Day 3: Enzyme Catalysis
Day 4: Enzyme Catalysis/Enzyme Inquiry
Day 5: Enzyme Inquiry Presentations
Reflections: Graphic Organizers
When you receive your graded Crib Sheets, here is some help in deciphering my shorthand:
· GO –you did not include a graphic organizer. A group of words with a box around it, or lines (without words) connecting is NOT a graphic organizer.
· CONX- you did not connect your concepts. Writing words with circles/boxes/shapes around them does not show how they are related to each other. Show how concepts are connected to each other
· CONT-your picture is lacking content. I should be able to learn Biology from reading your graphic organizers
· FILL- you are supposed to fill the page with Biology content, there should be no blank spaces waiting for you to fill
· >3rc- Tables should have at least 3 rows and 3 columns to truly demonstrate relationships between contents/concepts.
· L?- where are the labels for this diagram
· C- where is the color for this chart/picture/diagram
· ?- something is missing, or not easily understood
Please know that I do not accept late Crib Sheets; as the purpose of the Crib Sheet is to prepare for the test—and I do not accept late notebook checks; as your notebook should be with you and ready daily.
I hope this helps to clarify.
Week 4: 8/28-9/1
Day 1: Cell Notes (page 12)
Day 2: Biochemistry Test (Crib Sheet Due)
Day 3: Surface Area to Volume Ratio Activity (handouts will be distributed in class)
Day 4: Cell Notes Continued. Class in Computer Lab 1103
Day 5: Watch Bozeman’s Video on Chi Square BEFORE class
Chi-Square Lab (Bring your regular Skittles handouts will be distributed in class)
Enzyme Catalysis Lab Quiz (you may bring a handwritten ½ page cribsheet to the quiz)
Chi-Square Lab (Bring your regular Skittles handouts will be distributed in class)
Cell Notes Quiz?
Week 3: 8/21-8/25
Day 1: Chemistry Notes Continued (Quiz?)
Day 2: Toothpickase Lab
Day 3: Organic Compounds PPT Presentations
Day 4; Organic Compounds PPT Presentations
Day 5: Organic Compounds PPT Presentations
Reflections: Cornell Notes.
All notes taken in class should be taken in the Cornell Note format. With the “notes” being the answers to the questions written in the margin. There should be a summary of the notes at the bottom of each page.
Here are some links to help with your Cornell Note Taking Format
Reflections: Here are some Videos showing how Free Radicals negatively affects organisms and how antioxidants support the health of organisms
• Oxygen, Antioxidants, and Free Radicals
• Free radicals and antioxidants
• Antioxidants - vs - Free Radicals - Immune System
• What is Free Radical Damage?
• Antioxidants & Free Radicals Explained
Week 2: 8/14-8/18
Day 1: Chemistry Notes
Day 2: Chemistry Notes (Quiz?)
Day 3: Chemistry Notes Continued
Day 4: Review of Study Guides
Chemistry Notes Continued (Quiz?)
Day 5: Macromolecule pattern Matching Activity (copies will be provided)
Reflections: Human beings are walking, talking bags of chemical reactions.
As you prepare a topic for your Organic Compounds PPT Presentation please think about the following:
Focus on how the biochemistry of the compound (which means you will have to look at its functional groups from Chapter Study Guide 4) makes it have the effect that it does in/on the human body. Tell how the chemistry of the compound interacts with the cells and organs (like you did in Chapter Study Guide 2 & 3) in the body to have the overall effects in the organism.
These links may help you with Chapter Study Guide 2 & 3
Week 1: 8/7/17-8/11/17
Day 2: Scientific Inquiry Fact vs Fiction Quiz and Think-Pair-Share
· Student Information Form
· Collect Summer Assignment (check and bookmark "Important Dates" for due dates of assignments)
· Scientific Inquiry Fact vs Fiction Think-Pair-Share continued
· Bring two advertisements to class
Day 5: Chemistry Notes
· Bring a copy of a scientific article to class