AP Biology Agendas

Daily Objectives week of 5-26 to 5-29

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Tuesday

  • The student will be able to describe examples of how animals have adapted to life on land.

Wednesday

  • To determine how the physiology of other vertebrates differs from human and mammal physiology.

Thursday

  • To determine how the physiology of other vertebrates differs from human and mammal physiology.

Friday

  • To determine how the physiology of other vertebrates differs from human and mammal physiology.

Daily objectives May 18-22

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Monday

  • See AP Biology Course and Exam Description Units 1-6

Tuesday

  • The student is able to describe illustrative examples of the transitions that plants have made to adapt to life on land.
  • The student is able to describe the functions of roots, stems, and leaves in the transport of materials through the plant body

Wednesday

  • The student is able to describe illustrative examples of the transitions that plants have made to adapt to life on land.
  • The student is able to describe the functions of roots, stems, and leaves in the transport of materials through the plant body

Thursday

  • The student will be able to describe examples of how animals have adapted to life on land.

Friday

  • see quiz topics
  • The student will be able to describe examples of how animals have adapted to life on land.

Agenda Week of May 18-22

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Monday

  • AP Biology exam today!
  • Zoom meeting post-exam to debrief and de-stress!  Session number and password available in Classroom and Edmodo

Tuesday

  • Begin Chapter 28 summary; post-summary quiz on Friday: know the difference between a monocot and a eudicot and the major features of stems, roots and leaves

Wednesday

  • Complete Chapter 28 summary; post-summary quiz on Friday

Thursday

  • Begin Invertebrate table; see detail in lesson folder in Edmodo

Friday

  • Continue Invertebrate table; due Tuesday May 26th
  • Chapter 28 quiz in Edmodo; must be completed today for credit

Agenda Week of May 11-15

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Due to AP testing this week and the AP Biology Exam next Monday May 18th, I will only be posting review material for students in Edmodo’s Daily folders.

Monday-Wednesday: Zoom meeting during scheduled time to review long form free response from 2019 for practice.  Zoom codes will be posted in Google Classroom.

Thursday and Friday: Free response practice questions with rubric

Daily Objectives week of May 4-8

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Monday

  • The student is able to use representations and models to pose scientific questions about the properties of cell membranes and selective permeability based on molecular structure.
  • The student is able to construct models that connect the movement of molecules across membranes with membrane structure and function.

Tuesday

  • The student is able to use representations and models to analyze situations or solve problems qualitatively and quantitatively to investigate whether dynamic homeostasis is maintained by the active movement of molecules across membranes.

Wednesday

  • See daily objectives from May 1-5

Thursday

  • See AP Biology Course and Exam Description Units 1 and 2

Friday

  • See AP Biology Course and Exam Description Units 3 and 4

Agenda week of May 4-May 8

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Monday

  • Period 1 must post attendance today; see assignment in Google Classroom
  • Continue Plant summary (chapter 29 of new textbook)
  • Quiz on Chapter 29 on Wednesday; quiz will be timed

Tuesday

  • Period 2 must post attendance today; see assignment in Google Classroom
  • Complete Plant summary (chapter 29 of new textbook)
  • Quiz on Chapter 29 tomorrow; quiz will be timed

Wednesday

  • Period 3 must post attendance today; see assignment in Google Classroom
  • Chapter 29 quiz; timed quiz in Edmodo based on the concepts covered in Chapter 29 and the list of concepts from Monday’s lesson (posted in the lesson folder)

Thursday

  • Review Biochemistry and Cell structure units
  • See Concepts to review posted in lesson folder in Edmodo
  • Go for an outdoor walk; observe social distancing guidelines; submit relevant pictures from Chapter 29 concepts in Edmodo; top 10 will be posted in wcscience Instagram

Friday

  • Review Biochemistry and Cell structure units
  • See Concepts to review posted in lesson folder in Edmodo

Daily Objectives week of April 27-May 1

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Monday

  • See AP Biology Course and Exam Description

Tuesday

  • See AP Biology Course and Exam Description

Wednesday

  • See AP Biology Course and Exam Description

Thursday

  • See AP Biology Course and Exam Description

Friday

  • See AP Biology Course and Exam Description
  • Explain this statement: “The ascent of xylem sap is ultimately solar powered”
  • Trace the path of phloem sap from sugar source to sugar sink; describe sugar loading and unloading

Agenda week of April 27-May 1

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Monday

  • Submit your attendance form via Google Classroom by 11 pm; this should be done each day
  • Complete Transpiration lab and submit by 3 pm
  • Correct Long and short form FRQ by using the rubric in the lesson folder for this date in Edmodo
  • Kahoot session tomorrow and Wednesday (during Period 1 and 2 Office Hours 1:30-2:10); it will work best if you have access to both a smart phone and a computer

Tuesday

  • Kahoot review via Zoom; please download the Kahoot app onto your smart phone ahead of the scheduled time
  • I will post the session code during the Zoom meeting; I will record and post the meeting onto YouTube after the session

Wednesday

  • Kahoot review via Zoom; please download the Kahoot app onto your smart phone ahead of the scheduled time
  • I will post the session code during the Zoom meeting; I will record and post the meeting onto YouTube after the session
  • This session will have different questions from the Tuesday session

Thursday

  • Do the 2016 FRQ long form practice question; stick to the time limit of 25 minutes (scoring will be done in tomorrow’s lesson)
  • Do the 2019 FRQ short form practice question (this is different from the short form question we did last week); stick to the time limit of 15 minutes (scoring will be done in tomorrow’s lesson)

Friday

  • Score the 2016 FRQ long form practice question
  • Score the 2019 FRQ short form practice question
  • Begin the Plant review; for this section we will be using the new notes from our textbook adoption; for more information see daily lesson post in Edmodo

Agenda Wednesday April 22-Friday April 24

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Wednesday

  • Do the 2019 FRQ long form practice question; stick to the time limit of 25 minutes (scoring will be done in tomorrow’s lesson)
  • Do the 2019 FRQ short form practice question; stick to the time limit of 15 minutes (scoring will be done in tomorrow’s lesson)
  • Work on the Transpiration lab; information about this lab is in 4-21-20 folder

Thursday

  • Score the 2019 FRQ long form practice question; stick to the time limit of 25 minutes (scoring will be done in tomorrow’s lesson)
  • Score the 2019 FRQ short form practice question; stick to the time limit of 15 minutes (scoring will be done in tomorrow’s lesson)
  • Work on the Transpiration lab; information about this lab is in 4-21-20 folder

Friday

  • Do the 2017 FRQ long form practice question; stick to the time limit of 25 minutes (scoring will be done in tomorrow’s lesson)
  • Do the 2017 FRQ short form practice question; stick to the time limit of 15 minutes (scoring will be done in tomorrow’s lesson)
  • Work on the Transpiration lab; information about this lab is in 4-21-20 folder

Daily Objective

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  • The student is able to predict the effects of change in a component(s) of a biological system on the functionality of an organism(s).
  • The student is able to use visual representation to analyze situations or solve problems qualitatively to illustrate how interactions among living systems and with their environment result in the movement of matter and energy.

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Begin Transpiration lab; trifold (presented as a PowerPoint) will be created with a group of maximum of 4 done through distance learning protocols; see Edmodo post for more details; lab due Monday April 27 posted in Edmodo

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Log into Google Classroom to submit your attendance form (this must be done each day); for more information see previous post
  • Complete and post the chapter 54-55 reading guide as a Word document to Edmodo
  • Do reading and answer questions posted in the lesson folder in Edmodo on the topics of Animal Behavior and the Nervous System
  • Zoom meeting today at 11; I will record and post the unlisted link in Edmodo for students that are unable to join
  • View Spring schedule in Google Classroom for the Zoom schedule and Office hours in the future

Daily attendance

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

Starting Monday April 27th, all students (or their guardians) will be required to log into the student’s Google Classroom account for the classes to which they are assigned to complete a form for EACH DAY OF THE WEEK.  This is required by the SCUSD to account for the student daily attendance.  This should be completed by 11 pm each day and will be recorded the following day in Infinite Campus.  This will be found in the Gradebook section, not under the traditional Attendance section.  There will NOT BE AN ACADEMIC GRADE ASSIGNED for this task.

Daily Objectives

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  • Describe human activities that lead to changes in ecosystem structure and/or dynamics.
  • Explain how geological and meteorological activity leads to changes in ecosystem structure and/or dynamics.

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Read Chapter 56 (see daily lesson folder in Edmodo if you do not have your textbook)
  • Begin Chapter 56 summary; an edited version of the PPTs is available in the daily lesson folder in Edmodo
  • View video and answer questions for review purposes (link to video in the daily lesson folder)
  • Chapter 54-55 reading guide due Monday by 3 pm
  • Zoom meeting today at 11; see Remind or Edmodo for password

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Complete Chapter 54 and 55 summaries; reading guide due Monday
  • Zoom meeting Friday at 11 am to discuss AP Biology exam; Zoom invite was sent to Remind account

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Complete Chapter 54 summary
  • Begin Chapter 55 summary
  • Chapter 53 Reading guide due tomorrow by 3; posted in Edmodo
  • Chapter 54-55 reading guide due Monday by 3

Daily Objectives

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  • Describe the relationship between ecosystem diversity and its resilience to changes in the environment.
  • Explain how community structure is related to energy availability in the environment.

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Animal Behavior Lab is due today by 3 submitted as a PowerPoint via Edmodo; either Pill Bug or Zoo option guidelines must be followed unless previous arrangements have been made
  • Read Chapter 54 slides (available in the PPT folder in Edmodo); edited version posted in the Lessons folder for today; complete Chapter 54 reading guide due Monday April 20th.
  • Chapter 53 reading guide due Thursday

Agenda

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  • Complete all work that is due
  • Animal Behavior lab due tomorrow by 3; see April 2nd daily lesson folder in Edmodo for options
  • Chapter 53 reading guide due on Thursday
  • When finished all of the above read through chapter 54

Daily Objectives

By AP Biology
  • Describe factors that influence growth dynamics of populations.
  • Reproduction without constraints results in the exponential growth of a population.
  • Explain how the density of a population affects and is determined by resource availability in the environment.

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Read Chapter 53: Population Ecology.  This is the most important chapter in this section;
  • do Chapter 53 Reading guide; due Thursday April 16th; submit via Edmodo
  • Animal Behavior lab due on Tuesday April 14th; assessment will be a PPT; use guidelines provided in lesson section
  • There will be no lessons next week due to our scheduled Spring Break!  Enjoy!

Daily Objectives

By AP Biology
  • Describe the structure of a community according to its species composition and diversity.
  • Explain how interactions within and among populations influence community structure.
  • Explain how community structure is related to energy availability in the environment.

Agenda

By AP Biology
  • Submit Chapter 51 reading guide
  • Read chapter 52; note modified PPT in lesson folder for highlights and focus topics; no reading guide for this chapter
  • Continue work on Animal behavior lab; due Tuesday April 14th

Daily Objectives

By AP Biology
  • Explain how the behavioral and/or physiological response of an organism is related to changes in internal or external environment.
  • Explain how the behavioral responses of organisms affect their overall fitness and may contribute to the  success of the population.
  • Animals use visual, audible, tactile, electrical, and chemical signals to indicate dominance, find food, establish territory, and ensure reproductive success.

Agenda

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  • Complete Chapter 51 reading; reading guide due tomorrow by 3
  • Animal Behavior lab: using the Animal Behavior Lab manual you will adapt from a fruit fly to a pill bug (aka roly-poly); see instructions in lesson folder and lab manual in Edmodo

Agenda

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  • Complete units 3 & 4 FRQs; due today by 3
  • Read Chapter 51
  • Complete Chapter 51; complete Chapter 51 reading guide; due Thursday by 3
  • Animal Behavior lab instructions tomorrow; individual lab submission; will be due by Tuesday April 14th; submission will be in the form of a PowerPoint presentation submitted via Edmodo

Agenda

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  • Complete FRQs for units 1 & 2. Extended through to 3 pm.
  • Ecology PPTs are posted in the PPT folder. Read through Chapter 51 for tomorrow (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.
  • Do FRQs for units 3 & 4.  These are due by 3 pm tomorrow.

Agenda

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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? Submit
  • Complete Chapter 26 summary
  • Begin Chapter 25 summary
  • Do Evolution timeline; note large extinction events; due Tuesday

Daily Objectives

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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