Daily Agenda for Biology

Week of May 31st
Monday - No school
Tuesday - go over chapter 17 take home test, finish up, ask questions
Wednesday - ch 18 notes
Thursday - set up allelopathy lab, handed out (TO EVERYONE, including Tristan, the take home test that is due Monday)
Friday - ch. 18 notes finish - spent a half hour working on take home test in class DUE MONDAY.

Week of May 23rd

Monday - start Arthropods/turn in ch. 16 take-home test

Tuesday - Arthropods

Wednesday - grasshopper dissection

Thursday - go over ch.17 worksheets, take home test DUE TUESDAY:

Week of May 16th - hopefully you did your reading! :)

Your next exam is on Friday, May 20th (on chapter 16, all of it) - key to ch. 16 packet:


Monday:

Tuesday:
  • Some on classification of life - unicellular organisms

Wednesday:
  • Phylum Annelida
  • start Earthworm dissection

Thursday:
  • Earthworm dissection continued

Friday:


Week of May 9th - DON'T FORGET to do your reading out of the book, Charles and Emma:

Monday:
  • gel electrophoresis demo
  • go over practice test as a review for the test tomorrow

Tuesday:
  • Take exam, chapter 15 (genetic engineering)

Wednesday:

Thursday:
  • Notes on evolution:
  • finish up amino acid sequence activity
  • Homework: read the first three chapters of Charles and Emma

Friday:
  • No academic classes, Career Day, 1/2 day

Homework that is due on Monday, May 9th is a practice test that is attached below. You may answer the questions on your own sheet of paper or print it out for yourself in the library or at home. I only provided hard copies to those students who said they don't have internet access. You will have an exam on Tuesday, May 10th on genetic engineering. The practice test is an assignment that is due on Monday



Week of May 2:

Monday:
  • Finish GATTACA

Tuesday and Wednesday:
  • OAKS testing
  • questions to answer before discussing the reading (homework due on Thursday):

Thursday:

Friday:

Week of April 25th:


Monday:
  • Substitute
  • Is race biological or cultural?
  • Work on class work

Tuesday:

Wednesday
  • Notes - genetic engineering

Thursday
  • genetic engineering - pros and cons (you can just read ethics of biotechnology in chapter 15 to get the gist)

Friday:
  • caught my son's stomach virus - sub
  • watch "GATTACA" with video worksheet

Week of April 18th: QUIZ FRIDAY 4-22

Monday:
  • No school

Tuesday:

Wednesday:
  • continue notes on genetic engineering!

Thursday:
  • continue with notes on genetic engineering - my notes so far:
  • watched two video clips on cloning/commercial uses of cloning genes/gene therapy
  • worked in class on 15.1 and 15.2 - those are due Friday (tomorrow)
  • Quiz tomorrow on what we've covered so far!

Friday:

Week of April 11th: 14.3 Worksheet:

Monday:
  • Continue Lorenzo's Oil
  • finish up presentations on genetic disorders

Tuesday:
  • Lorenzo's Oil

Wednesday:
  • Lorenzo's Oil

Thursday:

Friday:
  • no school, grading day
  • You can expect Basmati to be updated by 5pm tomorrow!
  • Have a lovely weekend!

Week of April 4th:

Monday:
  • Continue Presentations!
Tuesday:
  • Background notes on Yeast for the Monohybrid Cross lab that we start tomorrow! Please copy notes from someone else if you were gone today. My notes are un-scannable, they are on overheads. You will be responsible for the information about yeast - you will be tested!
  • Continue presentations
  • Homework: Due tomorrow. It's a pre-lab assignment.
Wednesday:
  • Plate yeast!
  • Continue with presentations, if time
Thursday:
  • mate yeast!
  • presentations if time
Friday:
  • Yeast results!
  • We started watching Lorenzo's Oil

Week of March 28th:


Monday:
  • No school (teachers report)

Tuesday:
  • Mrs. T's presentation on Lorenzo's Oil
  • finish up working on presentations

Wednesday:
  • presentations

Thursday:
  • presentations

Friday:
  • presentations

Week of March 13th

Monday -
  • Tests are graded, scores are on Basmati but until everyone has taken the test, I will not be handing those back
  • Go over homework packet

Tuesday -
  • Corn genetics - dihybrid cross

Wednesday -
  • EXTRA CREDIT OP: How does Potassium Iodide (KI) work to protect the body against radioactivity?
  • Start Genetic Disorder Research Project


Thursday -
  • Work on researching your genetic disorder, start making powerpoint slides

Friday -
  • continue working on research project, sign up for presentations when we return from spring break
  • Enjoy your spring break!

Week of March 7th!


Monday -
  • Go over homework (intro to Mendel's genetics)
  • Introduce blood typing

Tuesday -
  • Blood typing lab!

Wednesday -
  • Review for test

Thursday -
  • EXAM! Homework packet - do 11.2 and 11.3 for tomorrow and the rest of the packet is due on Monday.
  • PS - this packet is meant to prepare you for next week. You do not have to understand it 100%, just getting you ready for what is coming.

Friday -
  • Half-day - students chose to watch a movie and/or do homework. Movie: RNA interference! Or work on Biology homework only. No other homework acceptable.

Week of February 28th! Your next exam is on Thursday, March 10th and will cover transcription, translation, and mutations.

Monday -
  • turn in homework/go over homework (snow day packet of smiles)

Tuesday -
  • warm up - read DNA into RNA into Protein!
  • finish going over homework
  • TODAY - Biology help desk is open at lunch! I will be in room 419 to help anyone with test corrections or questions or injured seagulls

Wednesday -
  • more gene to protein!

Thursday -
  • more gene to protein!

Friday -


TURN IN YOUR TEST CORRECTIONS BY TODAY (UNLESS YOU HAVE SPECIFICALLY ARRANGED WITH ME TO TURN THEM IN MONDAY)...AND ON MONDAY, YOU HAVE HOMEWORK DUE...DO NOT WAIT UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT TO START IT - START TONIGHT!


Week of February 21st:

Monday - no school

Tuesday -
  • Bill Nye "Genetics" movie (they have this at the Eugene Public Library if you would like to watch it again...although it's currently checked out to me!)

Wednesday -
  • Finish Bill Nye movie, turn in movie notes
  • work on exam corrections

Thursday -
  • SNOW DAY

Friday -



Week of February 14th - Happy Valentine's Day! Please enjoy your take-home test this weekend. Cameron Martin has named the test "The Destroyer". He has already named the next test, but you will all have a chance to name subsequent tests in the future. Please see the attached take-home test below. Good luck! Due on Tuesday (unless you were sick today, you would have a due date of Wednesday).


Monday:
  • Science Project Day - If you have a quest assignment, please work on that in the library
  • Otherwise, you must attend class, pick up an assignment that is due by the end of the period
  • Project Day Assignment:

Tuesday:
  • Continue with DNA/RNA structure and function

Wednesday:
  • DNA structure model-building

Thursday:
  • Finish notes - here are the rest of the notes...these are my notes and I tend to shorten them in class. Best to also look at a friend's notes to compare what I picked out as the most important idea. You are responsible to read the figures carefully, they will help you understand. As I said in class, sometimes you will have to read things over 5-6 times to really understand them! Don't feel stupid - this is a great class to enhance your reading comprehension skills!
  • Homework - three bullet points on a piece of paper: "What are the three functions of DNA polymerase"?

Friday:
  • BIIIIIG quiz - you wouldn't believe how big.
  • Here is the quiz review we did in class. Don't just look at the right answers, look at the wrong answers and determine why the right one is right! Be an active, rather than passive, member of your learning!
  • - sorry this is upside down, computer wouldn't believe me that it's upside down! :)
  • TAKE HOME TEST:

Week of February 7th:

Monday:
  • work on children's stories
  • Please take one extra day in class to complete these

Tuesday:
  • finish children's stories, these are due today

Wednesday:
  • Begin molecular basis of inheritance

Thursday:

Friday:
  • Field trip to the U of O! You must have turned in a signed permission slip to attend. Need an extra - see below
  • Depart from South at 9am, arrive U of O Willamette Hall at 9:30am
  • Leave U of O by 11:30, return to South by 12:00

Week of February 1st:


Tuesday:
  • Continue notes on cell cycle (all notes were uploaded, see below cell_cycle.pdf)

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:
  • work time on children's story project - you will also work on this on Monday, it will be due at the end of the period
  • Don't forget to get your homework and permission slip in!



Week of January 18th: - PLEASE TURN YOUR EXAM CORRECTIONS IN BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 25th.
Tuesday - Begin unit on Genetics:

Wednesday -
  • Reading quiz (partners)
  • Get exams back, go over test
  • Exam re-grades are due by Friday, January 21st

Thursday -
  • More on mitosis
  • mitosis activity

Friday -

Week of January 10th:
Monday:
  • In-class review, work on study guides, ask questions about lab report

Tuesday:
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Respect and March for Civil Rights!

Wednesday:
  • Exam: the kaboomer (it's long, so you will be given some time on Thursday to finish it)

Thursday:
  • Finish exam
  • Start Genetics! WOOHOO!!!!

Friday:
  • No school...but there will be homework, oh yes, there will be homework!


Welcome back, hope you had a great break!

Week of January 3rd! Your next exam will be on Wednesday, January 12th (Monday, January 10th will be review).


Monday:

  • Planning Day for Teachers


Tuesday:

Wednesday:
  • Microscope lab (whole class)

Thursday:
  • Notes

Friday:


Week of December 13th!
Monday:
  • Photosynthesis notes:
  • Return rough drafts of group research projects
  • Students had about 15 minutes to meet with their group to discuss teacher feedback

Tuesday:
  • Go to computer lab to finish final draft of proposal

Wednesday:
  • Split class - run experiments

Thursday:
  • Split class - run experiments

Friday:
  • Biology holiday party - bring something to share, I'll bring Apples to Apples and Cranium!

NOTE: Here is the bookwork we have done during labs (for chapter 8 sections 1, 2, 3 - if you need to make it up, do so over the break). Here are the attachments:




Week of 11-29: QUIZ (chapter 9 - cellular respiration) is being pushed back to Friday, December 10th because of the lab on fermentation that will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday (this was changed to a take-home quiz - see attachment below. Due Monday for full-credit, Tuesday for half-credit)


Week of December 6th:
Monday:
  • We met in the computer lab where groups worked on their proposal for Bart's Beverage Company. If you missed this day, you will have to consult with your research group.

Tuesday/Friday:
  • Test sugar #2 - split lab (one group does book work) (if you are absent during split labs, you will have to make up the work when you return)

Wednesday/Thursday:
  • Mrs. Tubman out sick, substitute!

Friday:



Monday:
  • We went over the answers to the chapter 9 sections 1 and 2 worksheets
  • We started a demonstration of yeast doing cellular respiration
  • *I apologize, my notes for this day were lost. You will have to get notes from another student if you missed this day.

Tuesday:

  • More on cellular respiration/fermentation
  • check in on demonstration
  • *I apologize, my notes for this day were lost. Please obtain the notes from another student if you missed this day.

Wednesday:
  • More on cellular respiration/fermentation/photosynthesis
  • pre-lab
  • PROJECT! TODAY WE MADE GROUPS OF 3-4 FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT. THIS IS SEPARATE FROM THE LAB THAT WE ARE DOING ON FERMENTATION. YOU ARE TO FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS AND WRITE A PROPOSAL AS A GROUP. WE WILL GO TO THE COMPUTER LAB ON MONDAY SO YOU CAN WORK ON THIS IN YOUR GROUPS.

Thursday:
  • LAB: yeast fermentation of sugars (split class - other half does book work)

Friday:
  • LAB: yeast fermentation of sugars (split class - other half does book work)
  • HOMEWORK: ON YOUR OWN, COME UP WITH A PROPOSAL (FOLLOW BACK OF BART'S BEVERAGE LETTER) - THAT INCLUDES THE QUESTIONS, THE MATERIALS, AND PROCEDURE, TYPED: DUE MONDAY!!!

Wednesday, 11-24: Please read sections 9-1 and 9-2 and turn in worksheets on Monday. The review on those worksheets is NOT meant to be a substitute for reading the chapter. I will not accept these past Monday. They are worth 10 points each.

Homework Due November 29th:

HOMEWORK DUE NOVEMBER 22nd:

Week of 11/15:

EXAM THURSDAY!
Monday - practice test questions (these questions are just like the questions on your exam which is on Thursday...we'll practice every day before notes/study guide work):

Tuesday/Wednesday:

MIDTERM (THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH) WILL BE ON CELL MEMBRANES, INFORMATION IN PLASMOLYSIS LAB, AND WILL INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE QUESTION BASED ON THE DEMONSTRATION OF OSMOSIS USING THE EGGS AND THE DIALYSIS TUBING! FORMULATE QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING THE REVIEW ON WEDNESDAY THE 17TH ON ANYTHING YOU ARE UNCLEAR ON!

Week of 11/8 -
Notes from 11/8 - 11/10 (the scanner scans both front and back of paper even if there is nothing written on the back side of the paper)

Monday -
  • Notes/work on study guide

Tuesday -
  • Notes/split class lab: qualitative plasmolysis

Wednesday -

Thursday/Friday -
  • NO SCHOOL, PLEASE COMPLETE THE LAB SHEET AND DIFFUSION/OSMOSIS WORKSHEET FOR HOMEWORK AND WORK ON YOUR STUDY GUIDE - you should be caught up in your study guide so that the last page of it is the topic where we left off
  • You must have been in attendance to complete the lab sheet and diffusion/osmosis worksheet. If you missed this lab, you will have to make it up before the midterm on Thursday, the 18th. The information will be on the midterm. The only day for lab make-up will be MONDAY OR TUESDAY 11/15 or 11/16 at LUNCH.

Week of 11/1
Monday -
  • Get textbooks - homework is to read 204 - 213, quiz on reading Tuesday
  • Begin Unit #3: Cell Membrane Structure and Function
  • Note packets will be handed out in class
  • Exams will not be returned until everyone in class has taken an exam
  • Notes from today:

Tuesday -
  • Go over exam
  • Exam corrections are due in class by Friday, November 5th
  • More notes on cell membrane structure and function
  • Quiz Friday on cell membrane structure and function

Wednesday -
  • More notes + activity

Thursday -

Friday -
  • Reading for next Socratic Seminar will be distributed in class on this day
  • Also, re-read pages 28-33 in Watson (distributed for last Socratic seminar)
  • Opening question will be: if you could design your child, would you? Consider race, gender, gay/straight

Week of 10/24:
Monday -
  • Review for exam on cells:

Tuesday -
  • Take exam on cells

Wednesday -
  • Movie: the day the world changed (think about perceptions in preparation for our discussion of the reading)
  • Homework - Read Watson, pages 20-33:

Friday -
  • Socratic Seminar on reading with opening question: "In what ways have we, do we, and should we assign value to human life based on genetics"


Week of 10/18:

Week of 10/18 - Exam #2 Cells is on TUESDAY OCTOBER 26th, FINAL + ROUGH DRAFT DUE MONDAY OCTOBER 25th
DO NOT FORGET TO COMPLETE THE GRAPH OF ENZYME ACTIVITY AND SUBSTRATE CONCENTRATION & THE POST-LAB QUESTIONS! THOSE ARE DUE ON MONDAY! :) HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Monday -
  • quiz on reading (see below for reading)
  • return rough drafts


Tuesday -

Wednesday -

Thursday -
  • Enzyme lab (half of class) + review activity (other half of class)

Friday -
  • Enzyme lab (half of class) + review activity (half of class)

Week of 10/11:
Monday -

Tuesday -

Wednesday - testing day, no classes

Thursday - notes on the cell

Friday - half-day - homework read section from DNA by Watson:

Also, we will are starting a new unit and will start a new assignment sheet. Here is the assignment sheet we started today:



Week of 10/04:
Monday - Macromolecules:
  • Notes on macromolecules, go over quiz
  • Quiz re-grade is DUE ON WEDNESDAY - it is up to you to get it done or come to me to ask questions!!
  • Homework - read section 2.4 and do questions 1-4 at the end of the section

Tuesday -
  • Notes - enzymes (come to class having done your homework and with questions from reading)
  • Review for exam on sections 2.2-2.4 (you need these sections, either in hard copy which was given to you in class OR read the e-book sections)

Wednesday -
  • Exam, sections 2.2-2.4 (when done with the exam, you may go to the library to get the full-text article you chose)
  • Homework - abstract assignment (must have access to the full article for this assignment that is due on Monday)
  • Quiz Re-grade is DUE TODAY, no exceptions

Thursday -
  • Furlough Day

Friday -
  • Teacher In-Service Day

Week of 9/27:
Friday: Quiz on sections 2.1 and 2.2 notes
  • QUIZ on notes FRIDAY 10/1...and homework for the weekend:


  • Wednesday/Thursday: notes on chapter section 2.2 AND library for research (should have a citation on a BIOLOGICAL topic of your choice)
  • Notes on water molecule:
  • Split class Monday and Tuesday - Scientific Method Lab & Book Work

Wednesday & Thursday - Go to library and learn how to research
  • Quiz re-grade DUE TODAY



WEEK OF 9/20

Friday 9/24
  • Quiz
  • Use microscopes to compare plant and animal cells (Elodea and your own cheek cells)
  • Homework: write two sentences about the topic you will research for your Scientific American abstract

Thursday 9/23

Wednesday 9/22
  • Went over worksheet 1.2 (see attachment below)
  • Continue microscope lab

Monday and Tuesday 9/20 & 9/21


Day 1: September 10, 2010
(completed in class)
  • about your teacher
  • seating game
  • icebreaker
  • homework:
Due next class 9/13/10 for 20 points:


WEEK OF 9/13:

Monday -
  • Turn in your class letter as you walk into class
  • Warm-up
  • Intro to the wiki
  • Survey results
  • Course contract/classroom procedures
  • notes - review of the atom
  • Your homework is to read through the course contract with your parent/guardian and sign
  • Signature sheet (signed by you and your parent/guardian) is due Tuesday 9/15/10 and is worth 10 points


Tuesday -
  • more on classroom procedures/class contract
  • classwork on Scientific Process - using book and worksheet


Wednesday -
  • Signed course contract/classroom procedures due
  • Quiz on course contract/classroom procedures
  • Register to use Miller and Levine e-book
  • Please read letter about textbook/e-book and turn in lower portion only if you need a hardcopy of the book at this time:
  • 

Thursday -
  • Getting acquainted with the e-book

Friday -
  • microscope lab