AP Biology Agendas

Agenda January 14-18

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We will be reviewing for the final exam this week.  The period 2 final exam will be on Wednesday January 23rd from 8:10-10:10 am and the period 3 final exam will be on Tuesday January 22nd from 8:10-10:10 am.

Friday January 18th is a minimum day (students are released at 12:16) and the minimum day schedule is in effect the week of January 22-25.

Monday January 28th is the first day of the second semester.  First semester grades will be available by this date.

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  • Review other Chi square questions
  • Heredity exam tomorrow
  • Discuss FRQs for test
  • Discuss Grid-ins
  • Discuss Multiple choice
  • Submit Objectives journal on table

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  • Video: Designer babies; answer questions on the sheet and submit at the end of the period
  • Heredity Unit exam on Tuesday December 18

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  • Complete Chapter 14 summary
  • Complete Fruit Fly lab (if necessary)
  • Discuss Final exam FRQ (Thursday Dec. 14th)
  • Begin Chapter 15 summary

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  • Complete Chapter 14 summary
  • Genetics Problems questions?
  • Review main concepts of problems for grid-in and FRQs
  • Discuss FRQ topics for final exam (FRQ next week); FRQ Thursday December 13th

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  • Complete Chapter 13 summary
  • Review HeLa Case study
  • Begin Chapter 14 summary
  • Vocabulary quiz on Friday; word list posted in Edmodo

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  • Cell respiration and Photosynthesis Labs quiz
  • Photosynthesis full lab write-up due Monday; submission must be typed and submitted as a hard copy; no digital submissions will be accepted
  • Unit exam preview; exam tomorrow
  • Begin Chapter 13 summary

Please note

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Due to a lack of participation by all group members in the production of the lab trifolds, the photosynthesis lab will NOT be a trifold but rather an individual submission. See the rubric in the folder section to design the lab write-up

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  • Cell Division gallery walk
  • Cell respiration and Photosynthesis Labs quiz tomorrow
  • Know: safety hazards, plant pigments, how to calculate Rf values, photosynthesis reactants, purpose of the soap solution, name of the apparatus used in the cell respiration experiment, independent and dependent variables, gas law formula

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  • Photosynthesis lab
  • Lab due on Monday: Gallery walk
  • Cell Division Gallery walk this Wednesday
  • Cell exam this Friday
  • Cell respiration and Photosynthesis lab quiz on Thursday

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•Continue Cell Division lab; lab trifold due Wednesday November 28th
•Cell Unit Exam this Friday; tutoring today after school from 3:15-4:15

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Please note: the school district has cancelled school today and the make-up day will be scheduled at a different time. We will adjust our schedule for the following lesson when we return from break  have a great holiday and stay safe  

•Continue Cell Division lab; lab trifold due Wednesday November 28th; Sordaria slides are at the southwest corner of the room; take one slide and one note card with picture of spores; use pages S93-S95 to guide you through the study of the spores and collect data from your observations in the table on page S95; college microscope set-up at the chemical distribution lab bench
•Complete Bead lab; drawings due Monday

Objectives

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•The student is able to evaluate evidence provided by datasets to support the claim that heritable information is passed from one generation to another generation through mitosis, or meiosis followed by fertilization.

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  • Complete Meiosis Bead lab; lab illustrations due Friday
  • Submit photos to Edmodo (pictures of the chromosomes in the different conditions of meiosis i.e. meiosis {standard}, segregation, independent assortment, crossing over, etc.)

Objectives

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•The student is able to construct a representation that connects the process of meiosis to the passage of traits from parent to offspring.
•The student is able to construct an explanation, using visual representations or narratives, as to how DNA in chromosomes is transmitted to the next generation via mitosis, or meiosis followed by fertilization.

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•Complete Mitosis Bead lab: simulate the action of the chromosomes, take photos (per group) and post to Edmodo
•Do Meiosis Bead lab: follow the instructions (chromosome simulation pdf in lab folder section of Edmodo) to continue modeling the action of the chromosomes in Meiosis.  Use the textbook to guide you (chapter 13); this should be completed by the end of the period tomorrow

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  • Submit Cell Respiration lab
  • Complete Chapter 10 summary
  • Discuss Cell Division lab
  • Discuss Grid-in options for Cell exam
  • Review Free response options for Cell exam

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  • Cell respiration lab debrief
  • Begin Photosynthesis summary (Chapter 10)
  • Discuss Grid-in options for Cell exam
  • Review Free response options for Cell exam

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  • Correct FRQ of Chemistry of Life exam
  • Correct GI of Chemistry of Life exam
  • Correct MC of Chemistry of Life exam
  • Continue Chapter 9 summary

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  • Modeling Mitosis: using pop beads, model the action of the chromosomes during mitotic phases and diagram the action for each phase (including interphase)

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  • Gallery Walk for Osmosis and Diffusion lab
  • Osmosis and Diffusion lab quiz tomorrow: know how a plant controls its turgor pressure; what the difference is between hypotonic, hypertonic, and isotonic solutions; know why it is important to have IV salts in solution

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  • Begin Mitosis lab (Cell Division): do Part 2: Effects of Environment on Mitosis; begin with section on age S 88 “Counting Cells and Analyzing Data”; use the three field of views to count the phases of Mitosis and compare them to the number of cells in Interphase
  • Do Case 1 page S 91: HeLa cells; read the pdf in the lab section on HeLa cells; be prepared to answer the questions on page S 91

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  • Diffusion and osmosis lab: procedure 1
  • Lab Trifold due on Wednesday October 31; we will have a gallery walk where each group will evaluate 2 other groups; collective score will be shared among group members

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  • Osmosis and Diffusion lab: procedure 2
  • Procedure 3 on Thursday
  • Procedure 1 on Friday
  • Lab quiz next week on Tuesday
  • Gallery Walk next Wednesday (happy Halloween)

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  • Test Tomorrow: know your macromolecules and enzymes!
  • Correct rubric scoring sheets (period 2 only)
  • Plickers?
  • College week: Careers in Life Science

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  • Complete Chapter 8 summary
  • Develop a model for the induced fit between an enzyme and its substrate using kits provided (pages 153-154 in textbook); be prepared to explain how the induced fit model provides a more accurate explanation for enzyme function than the lock-and-key model
  • Explain the function of competitive and non-competitive inhibition using the models (see page 156 for illustration)

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  • Enzyme lab Gallery walk
  • Review FRQ from Evolution unit
  • College week: senior year deadlines; financial aid
  • Tutoring for Tuesday’s exam? Today or tomorrow

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  • College Week: presentation #2 ed, ea, ra
  • Share ideal data set; compare to group data
  • Prepare graph for lab; lab due Thursday
  • Review grid-in possibilities for exam next week

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  • Complete Part C of experiment
  • Complete Part D of experiment
  • Complete Analysis questions
  • Lab due Thursday; group trifold; see lab rubrics (Poster board rubric)

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  • Complete Chapter 4 summary
  • Lab material quiz on Friday: know what each of the objects are in your cupboards and drawers; quiz will be visual in nature
  • Continue review materials at lab stations

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  • Use the water model kits to demonstrate a knowledge of the type of bonds that affect the properties of water: polar and non-polar covalent bond, ionic bonds, hydrogen bonds; adhesion, cohesion, transpiration, capillarity; diagram and submit photo via Edmodo
  • Use the chemical model kits to demonstrate a knowledge of carbon and its properties; How can carbon form single, double, and triple bonds? Make models simple organic compounds (methane, ethane, propane, 1-butene, benzene); form isomers; form functional groups (see page 64-65).  Again, you should diagram, photograph, and submit via Edmodo.
  • Tutoring today after school from 3:15-4:15

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  • Hardy-Weinberg lab quiz
  • BLAST Lab due tomorrow by 7 pm; document should be saved as a Word™ file
  • Complete chapter 31 summary
  • Grid-in examples
  • FRQ examples
  • Evolution and Diversity of organisms exam on Tuesday

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  • Questions for the BLAST Lab? Due Saturday at 7 pm via Edmodo (Word document preferred)
  • Complete Chapter 28 and 31 summary
  • Evolution and the Diversity of Organisms exam preview; exam on Monday
  • Exam will be in the following format: 20 m.c., 2 g.i., 1 medium-length f.r.q.

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  • Hardy-Weinberg debrief
  • Hardy-Weinberg Quiz on Friday: know definitions and functions (RAND, CONCATENATE, SUM, NULL HYPOTHESIS, IF) and be able to solve a problem
  • BLAST Lab deductions examples
  • Discuss Chapter 28
  • Begin Chapter 31

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  • BLAST Lab; due Saturday by 7 pm submitted via Edmodo
  • Submission must follow the guidelines in the lab manual and Edmodo
  • Submitted document cannot have any restrictions set on it i.e. it must be able to be opened through Edmodo; documents that don’t meet this qualification will receive a zero

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  • BLAST Lab; due Saturday by 7 pm submitted via Edmodo
  • Submission must follow the guidelines in the lab manual and Edmodo
  • Include photos in Word document

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  • Hardy-Weinberg lab (day 2 of 2)
  • Lab due on Saturday by 7 pm: submission must be of an Excel spreadsheet submitted via Edmodo; no Google Sheets or Numbers spreadsheets will be accepted

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  • Submit Geological Timetable
  • Hardy-Weinberg lab (day 1 of 2)
  • Using the sample lab and the instructions in the lab manual (found in Edmodo) to guide you, create a spreadsheet that demonstrates a mathematical model of the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium; due Saturday (via Edmodo submission) by 7 pm

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  • Summer reading quiz
  • Hardy-Weinberg problem set due today
  • Complete Chapter 24 summary
  • Complete the Geological Timetable; due Monday
  • Begin Safety protocols
  • Bring Flash drive for Monday: Hardy-Weinberg lab (create an Excel® spreadsheet; see lab guide in Edmodo for assistance)

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  • Summer reading quiz preview
  • Pepper moth due
  • Review Chapter 22 and 23 end slides
  • Discuss the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
  • Hardy-Weinberg problem set due on Friday

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  • Complete course material review from yesterday
  • School website
  • Edmodo
  • How to use the course and exam description guide
  • How to use the PPTs
  • What are the 4 Big Ideas for AP Biology