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Biology

Welcome to Biology! 
Below you will find a list of handouts for assignments, announcements, as well as links for resources. These are provided to you online for convenience. If links are not functioning, refer to the handout crate located in the classroom. Take advantage and be responsible about your own progress in the class. :) 
 
- Course Syllabus : Periods 2, 6, 7        Period 3 (honors)
- Student Survey: It's All About You! 

 
 
Fall
WHAT IS LIFE?
GOALS OF SCIENCE & THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
- Lab: Is It Alive?    (procedures & pictures)
- Penny Lab
- Controlled Experiments with The Simpsons (EXTRA CREDIT)
Homer        Smithers       Krusty       Bart
 
 
THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE
 
 
STRUCTURE & FUNCTION OF CELLS
- Vocabulary Shutters Set #2: Cell Structure & Function 
- Diagrams:  Prokaryotic Cell       Plant Cell       Animal Cell 
- Lab: The Microscope & Cells
- Cellular Energetics: Chloroplasts & Mitochondria
- Growth & Reproduction
Mitosis Diagram
Meiosis Diagram
 
5.5 Book Questions  (EXTRA CREDIT)
 
Click here to explore and learn more about the cell
 
Use the link above to answer the questions in this packet (EXTRA CREDIT)
 
 
Spring 2016
- Student Self Eval
 
MENDELIAN GENETICS
- Make a Face Activity
- Human Karyotyping Lab (EXTRA CREDIT)
- Punnett Square Practice
          - Bikini Bottom Genetics: Incomplete Dominance 
           - Sex-linked Traits
 
- More Practice (EXTRA CREDIT): Bikini Bottom Genetics #2
 
 
MOLECULAR GENETICS/CENTRAL DOGMA
- Flashcard Set #4: From DNA to Proteins (optional)
- Lab: Making a Model of DNA 
- What are DNA, Genes, & Chromosomes 
- Lab: Transcription-Making RNA
Ch. 8.5-6 Book Questions (EXTRA CREDIT)
- Lab: DNA Extraction
 
EVOLUTION
- Notes Handouts: 10.2-10.4 
- Notes Handouts: 11.1-11.6
Article: Artificial vs. Natural Selection - create a Venn diagram comparing & contrasting these two ideas
- Lecture Series
Ch. 11.1     11.2-11.6
- Lab: Natural Selection (pp 118-121)
Procedures & Data Table            Example Data
- Timeline Project
 
ECOLOGY
- Lecture Series
- Ecological Hierarchy
- Levels of Organization: Procedures     Rubric
- Sorting Activity
- Activity: Who Eats Whom? (Food Web)
Rubric
- Journey of a water drop (activity must be done in class)
- Population Ecology: Deer Worksheet 
Symbiosis Worksheet (On the next page of your notebook, be sure to EXPLAIN your answer for each pair of organisms given)
- EXTRA CREDIT: Biome Research
 
Grasshopper & Frog Dissection: Group Packet
Grasshopper Background Info... excerpt from Biology: Principles & Explorations (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2001)
 
PHYSIOLOGY
- Notes Handout for Physiology unit
Lecture Series:
- Chapter 30 Immune System
- Chapter 28 Notes: Human Systems & Homeostasis
- 29.1 Power Notes: How Organ Systems Communicate
- 29.2 Power Notes: Neurons
- 30.1 Power Notes: Respiratory & Circulatory Functions
- 32.2 Power Notes: Digestive System
- 32.4 Power Notes: Excretory System
- 34.1 Power Notes: Reproductive Anatomy
Lab: 
- HIV Lab
- Dissection Packet 
 
 
Final Exam Review Guide