AP Biology Agendas

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Complete AP classroom MCQ for unit 7 (2). Last day for this
  • Complete FRQs for units 1 & 2. Extended through to Monday.
  • Ecology PPTs are posted in the PPT folder. Read through Chapter 51 for Monday (Animal Behavior).
  • There are two labs for this section: Animal Behavior and Transpiration.  I’ve posted the labs in the lab folder.  Some modification will be necessary.

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Complete multiple choice AP Classroom for unit 7
  • Do AP Classroom FRQ for units 1 & 2; available from 8 am today until 3 pm tomorrow
  • There will be no lessons provided during our scheduled Spring Break (April 4-12)

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Submit Chapter 30 reading guide
  • Review Natural Selection outline
  • Complete AP Classroom Unit 7 progress checks (2)
  • FRQ for units 1 and 2 tomorrow

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Submit Chapter 29 reading guide
  • Chapter 30 reading guide due Wednesday
  • Review Chapter 32 PPTs; focus on adaptation to life on land
  • Natural Selection AP Classroom (MC) tomorrow

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Pepper Moth case study; due Monday; reading available in Edmodo
  • BLAST lab due Saturday by 7 pm submitted via Edmodo
  • Submission must follow the guidelines in the lab manual and Edmodo

Daily Objectives

By AP Biology
  • Explain how the genetic diversity of a species or population affects its ability to withstand environmental pressures
  • The student is able to describe the transitions that plants have made to adapt to life on land.

Daily Objectives

By AP Biology
  • The student is able to evaluate evidence provided by a data set in conjunction with a phylogenetic tree or a simple cladogram to determine evolutionary history and speciation.
  • The student is able create a phylogenetic tree or simple cladogram that correctly represents evolutionary history and speciation from a provided data set.

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • BLAST lab day 2; due Saturday by 7 pm submitted via Edmodo
  • Submission must follow the guidelines in the lab manual and Edmodo
  • Include snapshots in Word document

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Submit Evolutionary timeline
  • BLAST lab day 1; due Saturday by 7 pm submitted via Edmodo
  • Submission must follow the guidelines in the lab manual and Edmodo
  • Include photos in Word document

Daily Objectives

By AP Biology
  • The student is able to evaluate evidence provided by a data set in conjunction with a phylogenetic tree or a simple cladogram to determine evolutionary history and speciation.
  • The student is able create a phylogenetic tree or simple cladogram that correctly represents evolutionary history and speciation from a provided data set.

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Complete Chapter 25 summary
  • Evolution timeline due tomorrow (upload to Edmodo)
  • BLAST lab tomorrow (read lab in lab folder section of Edmodo)
  • Begin Chapter 29 (see daily lesson folder in Edmodo for more details)

Dear West Campus students and families,

By AP Biology, Chemistry In The Earth System, Honors Chemistry

During this trying time coping with our lives being affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and the school closure, I want to reassure you that I will still be providing high quality lessons that West Campus students have grown accustomed to.  I will be posting the lesson agendas and objectives daily on my website (wcscience.com) for students and parents to have access to.  I will also be using our Edmodo platform for other lesson elements.  Students will be able to upload their work to that platform, where I will provide constructive feedback on how they may improve their work.  The situation being dynamic I will be waiving late penalties as long as the delays are reasonable.  Students may complete work on lined paper if they are unable to print the hardcopy of the material and upload photos using their smartphones or computers.  Further instructions will follow in the days ahead.

Please stay safe and healthy during our extended absence from school.  Please log onto Edmodo daily to keep up with your work.  If you need to contact me you may e-mail me at s_mapplebeck@yahoo.com.   I will be active during weekdays between 8 am to 3 pm.

Sincerely,

Scott Mapplebeck

Science Instructor

West Campus High School

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Hardy-Weinberg problem set questions? Problem set due on Friday
  • Complete Chapter 26 summary
  • Begin Chapter 25 summary
  • Do Evolution timeline; note large extinction events; due Tuesday

Daily Objectives

By AP Biology
  • Describe the types of evidence that can be used to infer evolutionary relationship
  • Explain how a phylogenetic tree and/or cladogram can be used to infer evolutionary relatedness
  • Describe factors that lead to the extinction of a population

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Continue Chapter 24 summary
  • Hardy Weinberg lab quiz tomorrow; know: definitions and functions (RAND, CONCATENATE, SUM, NULL HYPOTHESIS, IF) and be able to solve a problem
  • Hardy Weinberg problem set due on Friday

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • AP Lab: Hardy-Weinberg lab using Excel; last day to work in-class; lab must be submitted via Edmodo by 7 pm tomorrow
  • Use the Hardy-Weinberg lab in the lab folder section of Edmodo for guidance
  • Your work must be saved on an external source and cannot remain on the computer itself

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • AP Lab: Hardy-Weinberg lab using Excel; last day to work in-class; lab must be submitted via Edmodo by 7 pm Saturday
  • Use the Hardy-Weinberg lab in the lab folder section of Edmodo for guidance
  • Your work must be saved on an external source and cannot remain on the computer itself

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Electrophoresis lab quiz
  • AP Lab: Hardy-Weinberg lab using Excel; lab must be submitted via Edmodo by 7 pm Saturday
  • Use the Hardy-Weinberg lab in the lab folder section of Edmodo for guidance

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Submit Chapter 22 reading guide
  • Continue Chapter 23 summary
  • Electrophoresis lab quiz tomorrow; know charge on DNA molecule and why, how does the gel function as a filter?; how do the fragments travel through the gel?; what is the buffer used for?; what factors cause the fragments to separate?

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Gene expression and regulation exam: 50 multiple choice questions
  • Electrophoresis lab day 2 today after school from 3:30-6 pm
  • Transformation lab quiz on Thursday; know the following: definitions, function of a plasmid, purpose of heat shock, purpose of the ampicillin, independent and dependent variables, safety precautions

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Molecular genetics vocabulary quiz #2
  • Transformation lab (last day); check plates and see if they have transformed using UV lights
  • Complete Chapter 20
  • Continue Chapter 21 summary