Welcome to Biology!!

Week of Monday, June 16th:
  • Final projects/catch-up

Chapter 18 and 19 handouts

Chapter 17 handouts for Emily Bahbah

Monday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 3:

Wednesday, June 4 (early release):

Thursday, June 5:

Friday, June 6 (graduation):

Monday, May 19th and Tuesday, May 20th:

Chapter 15 reading packet (15-1 through 15-4)

Monday, May 5th and Tuesday, May 6th:
  • Warm-up: Speciation!
  • Homework: Chapter 17-1 in packet, due Wednesday, May 7th
  • For 1st and 6th: watch Got Lactase? (see link below)

Monday, April 28th and Tuesday, April 29th:
  • Quiz: Chapter 16, open notes (after we go over chapter 16.3 and 16.4)
  • start "Competition for Resources" lab!

Wednesday, April 30th:
  • continue with "Competition for Resources

Thursday, May 1st:
  • continue with "Competition for Resources", finish data collection, ensure that write up includes specific data!

Friday, May 2nd:

Monday, April 21st and Tuesday, April 22nd:
  • Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Lecture 1, Dr. Sean B. Carroll
  • This relates to 16.2!
  • This lecture is from Howard Hughes Medical Institute. If you want to read more of the background for this lecture, click here.

Monday, April 14th and Tuesday, April 15th:
  • Chapter 14 Lab: Using DNA to identify human remains (subsitute)
  • due at the end of class, totally do-able if you focus, penalty for lates.

Wednesday, April 16th:
  • begin evolution unit
  • watch Cosmos, episode 2. Please watch this if you were absent (period 2 is running a bit behind, we will watch it in period 2 on Thursday). You can google it and watch it online. Email me if you need a link.




Monday, March 31st and Tuesday, April 1st:

  • Finish up presentations
  • Went over answers to 15-1

Wednesday, April 2nd:

  • Start Lorenzo's Oil

Thursday, April 3rd:

  • Lorenzo's Oil, continued

Monday, March 17th and Tuesday, March 18th:

  • Finish powerpoint presentations of genetics disorders projects

Tuesday, March 19th - Friday, March 21st:

  • Presentations and quiz on Friday

Monday, March 10th and Tuesday, March 11th:

Wednesday - Friday, March 12-14th:
  • Human genetics disorders research projects
  • Chapter 14.2 handout

Monday, March 3rd: Impact Festival, only AE and advisory today

Tuesday, March 4th:

  • Go over chapter 13.2
  • Results of CHNOPS gallery contest!

Wednesday, March 5th:

  • Go over chapter 13.3
  • Go over chapter 13.4

Thursday, March 6th:

  • Exam: chapters 11 - 13

Friday, March 7th:

  • Begin chapter 14: Human Genetics

Monday, February 24th and Tuesday, February 25th:

  • Go over Meiosis/DNA structure packet
  • Show Rock Pocket Mouse hhmi.org video

Wednesday, February 26th:

  • Rock pocket mouse dry lab packet

Thursday, February 27th:

  • Rock pocket mouse dry lab packet - finish and turn in
  • MAKE SURE CHNOPS is turned in! We have to have our CHNOPS gallery and voting!

Friday, February 28th:


Monday, February 16th and Tuesday, February 17th:

  • Chapter 12 continued...

Monday, February 10th and Tuesday, February 11th:

  • Finish up dragon genetics and turn in
  • Finish up chapter 11 packet and turn in

Wednesday, February 12:

  • Blood typing activity in class

Thursday, February 13:

  • Start chapter 12 notes
  • Homework: read 12-1 and do chapter 12-1 questions in packet

Friday, February 14:

  • Check homework off
  • Go over chapter 12-1 homework
  • Chapter 12-3 notes
  • Watch "Double Helix" HHMI video and take quiz

Monday, February 3rd and Tuesday, February 4th:

  • Dragon genetics lab!

Wednesday, February 5th:

  • Genetics chapter 11 continued

Thursday, February 6th:

  • Genetics, continued

Friday, February 7th:

  • Genetics, continued

Monday, January 13th and Tuesday, January 14th:

  • go over homework (chapter 10 packet)
  • hand out self-checklist for unit 3 project
  • work on unit 3 project

Wednesday, January 15th:

  • work on unit 3 project - should be wrapping up
  • cell cycle POGIL

Thursday, January 16th:

  • work on unit 3 project - due Friday
  • cell cycle POGIL

Friday, January 17th:

  • turn in unit 3 project
  • finish cell cycle POGIL

Monday, January 6th and Tuesday, January 7th:

  • start chapter 10 - Cell growth and division
  • notes
  • work on OAKS work sample paper
  • HOMEWORK: READ CHAPTER 10-1 (pages 274 – 278) answer 10-1 packet questions

Wednesday, January 8th:
  • More on chapter 10 - notes
  • start unit 3 project - cell comic book

Thursday, January 9th:
  • work on project

Friday, January 10th:
  • work on project
  • Homework: Complete the rest of the chapter 10 packet! READ CHAPTER SECTIONS!!! It's not that long and it will be worth it!!!

Monday, December 16th (and Tuesday December 17th):

  • Reminder - what have we been doing? (CR)
  • Quick lab - how does exercise affect cellular respiration?
  • Design part II of CR with Yeast lab!

Wednesday, December 18th:

  • Go over details of lab paper (check out Peep surgery)
  • Begin google docs for Oaks work sample paper

Thursday, December 19th:

  • Day II: Yeast and Cellular respiration work sample experiments

Friday, December 20th:

  • Exam: Chapter 9 (open-notes)
  • Homework: HAVE A GREAT BREAK!!!

Monday, November 18th:

  • Go over 9.1 + 9.2 and 9.3 notes
  • start project (relates to pages 261 Biology and Society in book)

Tuesday, November 19th:

  • see above (block schedule)

Wednesday, November 20th:

  • go over 9.2 homework
  • work on project

Thursday, November 21st:

  • go over 9.3 homework
  • work on project

Friday, November 22nd

Monday, November 11th: No school, Veteran's Day - thank a vet!

Tuesday, November 12th: Pep assembly

  • Go over homework packet ("What's in a leaf"?)

Wednesday, November 13th:

  • Review for Chapter 8 test

Thursday, November 14th:

  • Exam, chapter 8

Friday, November 15th:

  • Start chapter 9

Monday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 5th:

  • Chapter 8.3 notes and chapter 8.3 handout (due at the end of class)

Wednesday, November 6th (half day - parent conferences):

  • Career Fair

Thursday, November 7th (half day - parent conferences):
  • Work on homework in class - Photosynthesis "What's in a Leaf?"

Friday, November 8th:
  • No school! Have a great weekend! Finish "What's in a Leaf" - Due Tuesday!

Monday, October 28th (periods 2 and 6):

Tuesday, October 29th (period 1):

  • see above

Wednesday, October 30th:

  • Photosynthesis project, cont'd

Thursday, October 31st (Happy Halloween!):

  • Photosynthesis project, cont'd

Monday, October 21st (periods 2 and 6):

  • lab: cell size

Tuesday, October 22nd (period 1):

  • lab: cell size

Wednesday, October 23rd (early release):
  • go over review assignment (see above) to review for exam (tomorrow)

Thursday, October 24th:
  • Exam part I: chapter 7

Friday, October 25th:
  • possibly exam part II, chapter 7

Monday, October 13th:
  • block schedule (periods 2 and 6): Transport in cells AND Organelles in Eukaryotic cells
  • This block is equivalent to 2 periods. Budget your time, these assignments are due at the end of the period. You will be graded on completion.

Tuesday, October 14th:

  • block schedule (period 1): see above

Wednesday, October 15th:

  • PSAT testing (most students were gone)
  • We watched "From Venom to Drugs" on HHMI.org (you can watch the rest of the video by clicking the link)

Thursday, October 16th:

  • tba

Friday, October 17th:

  • tba

Monday, October 7th:

  • Lab: diffusion

Tuesday, October 8th:
  • Lab: diffusion (period 1)

Wednesday, October 9th (early release):

  • 7.4 notes
  • eggsperiment continued! VOCAB QUIZ TOMORROW!

Thursday, October 10th:

  • vocabulary quiz chapter 7 (review first)

Friday, October 11th:

  • no school - statewide inservice day
  • no homework - enjoy the fall days outside! Happy Homecoming!

Monday, September 30th:
  • (2nd + 6th periods)
  • Hand back papers/test
  • Finish Analyzing and Interpreting Data/go over as a class
  • Begin Properties of water and biological molecules packet

Tuesday, October 1st:
  • See above (1st period)

Wednesday, October 2nd:

  • DUE: 7.1 and 7.2 chapter section questions
  • Properties of water
  • Biological molecules
  • Homework: 7.3 (read) and do questions for 7.3

Thursday, October 3rd:
  • Review/go over Properties of water and biological molecules

Friday, October 4th:
  • Exam #2: Analyzing and interpreting scientific data, properties of water molecules, and biological molecules

Friday, September 27:
  • QUIZ: Experimental Variables
  • START POGIL: Analyzing and Interpreting Scientific Data
  • HOMEWORK DUE ON WEDNESDAY, OCT 2nd: Read pages 188-194 Answer questions, full sentences on page 194 (Chapter 7.1)
    Read pages 195-205 Answer questions, full sentences on page 205 (Chapter 7.2)

Thursday, September 26:

  • FINISH and TURN IN Experimental Variables!

Wednesday, September 25th (early release):

  • POGIL assignment: Experimental Variables!

Monday, September 23rd and Tuesday, September 24th (BLOCK SCHEDULE):

  • Finish up/turn in Chapter 2 test!
  • Finish up and turn in Microscope Lab!
  • Ensure that you have turned in Chapter 2 assessment questions and standardized test prep (49 questions total)!
  • Check grades!

Friday, September 20th:

  • Take Chapter 2 test
  • BRING YOUR BOOKS NEXT WEEK!!! See you on Tuesday, 1st period! See you Monday, 2nd and 6th periods!
  • If you didn't do Ch.2 assessment questions and standardized test prep questions, please do them and bring them in for 20% off on Mon or Tues!!

Thursday, September 19th:

  • Review for chapter 2 test
  • Vocab review crossword puzzle

Wednesday, September 18th:

  • Go to the following link: Phet Build An Atom Activity (online simulation)
  • Complete the Build An Atom Activity
  • Don't forget to do your homework! See Monday below for details! :)
  • Make sure your group turned in their Enzyme Lab (Due Thursday)

Monday, September 16th and Tuesday, September 17th (block schedules):

  • Pre-lab
  • Lab #2: Enzymes
  • Homework: ALL Chapter 2 assessment questions and Standardized Test Prep

Friday, September 13th:

  • Review for quiz - go over 2.2,2.3 + 2.4 worksheets/take notes
  • Take quiz! Chapter 2 quiz
  • Tonight is Parent's Night! Tell your parents to come visit your teachers between 5-6:30!
  • No Homework this weekend - get outside and enjoy life!

Thursday, September 12th:

  • Turn in 2.2/2.3 and 2.4 worksheets for grading
  • Quiz tomorrow on chapter 2 (will review before test but good idea to answer questions at back of chapter)
  • Work on microscope lab!

Wednesday, September 11th (early release):

  • Go over homework
  • Water specific heat demonstration
  • Homework: chapter 2.4 worksheet

Tuesday, September 10th (block schedule):

  • see Monday, September 9th schedule

Monday, September 9th (block schedule):

  • Block schedule (periods 2, 4, 6, AE)
  • Powers of Ten
  • Go over homework/turn in
  • Notes
  • Lab #1: Estimating size using a microscope

Monday, September 2:
  • No School

Tuesday, September 3:
  • First Day of School! Welcome back!
  • Getting to Know You survey warm-up
  • Who is Mrs. Tubman?
  • Syllabus/classroom procedures
  • Assignment Sheets
  • Look at my website!
  • Homework: Go over syllabus with parent(s)/guardian, bring back signed syllabus confirmation sheet

Wednesday, September 4:
  • Quiz on Syllabus and classroom procedures
  • Background reading: chapter 1!
  • POGIL: Scientific Inquiry!
  • Check out your Biology books at library
  • Homework - turn in syllabus confirmation + read chapter 1

Thursday, September 5:
  • Warm-up - finish up POGIL activity on scientific inquiry
  • Homework - read the figures 1-1 through 1-16 in chapter one of the book - there will be a quiz on it tomorrow!

Friday, September 6:
  • Quiz on reading!
  • Quiz on POGIL (Group quiz)!
  • Homework - worksheet for chapter 2 section 1 DUE MONDAY!