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Because biology is life

Biology A Week 6: 10/7 – 10/11

Mon

  • Highs and Lows
  • Practice Quiz: Cells
  • Cells Lab 4: Living Plant Cells (Onion)

Tue

Wed

  • Cell Quiz for real
  • Finish and turn in all cell labs

Thu

  • No classes: Teacher grading and Professional Development

Fri

  • No school: Unpaid state inservice day

IB Biology 2 Week 5: 9/30 – 10/4

Mon

Tue

  • Continue direct instruction

Wed

  • Start Lab: Photosynthesis

Thu

  • Continue Photosynthesis Lab

Fri

  • Practice Photosynthesis

Biology A Week 5: 9/30 – 10/4

Mon

  • Summative Project – What’s wrong with Baby Matthew?
    • Intro slides – Explaining Metabolism
    • Partner project: Once I give you a number, log into goformative.com and get started
      • answer the question for your number and also #16
    • Brief partner presentation tomorrow

Tues

  • 10-15 min with partners
  • Class presentations
  • Prelab: Biomolecule Engineering Project

Wed

  • Start Cell Unit
  • Lab: Measurement and scope skills

Thu

  • Direct Instruction (here are the slides): Cells (Text reference Ch 8.1 & 8.2)
  • Continue cell labs
    • finish measurement and scope skills lab
    • Cork cells lab

Fri

  • Continue Cell Labs
    • Finish cork cells lab
    • Onion cells lab
    • Cheek cells lab
  • Be ready for surprise quiz on Monday!

IB Biology 2 Week 4: 9/23 – 9/27

Mon

  • Debrief Population Labs (hand in by tomorrow at start of class)
  • How to count populations
    • Lab: Lincoln-Peterson vs Schnabel

Tue

Wed

  • Direct Instruction: Option C (Gersmehl Diagrams)
  • Practice Quiz Questions

Thu

Fri

  • Quiz: Ecology (Topic 4 & Option C)

Biology A Week 4: 9/23 – 9/27

Mon

  • DNA Replication
  • Model Building
  • Read Ch 14.1 & 14.2

Tue

  • Replication review
  • Transcription
  • Model Building
  • Re-read Ch 14.1 & 14.2

Wed

Thu

  • Making proteins with words

Fri

  • Biomolecules and DNA Big Quiz

IB Biology 2 Week 3: 9/16 – 9/20

Mon

  • Start Ecology Unit
  • Review Core Content (Direct Instruction)
  • Independent Review, using Topic 4 review core

Tue

  • Direct Instruction: Testing for association with Chi-Squared

Wed

  • Population Ecology Lab Part A: Dall Sheep

Thu

  • Off campus Population Ecology Lab: Human Life History Table & Survivorship Curve
    • Paper and Pencil alternative

Fri

  • Finish Labs
  • Here’s the Human Life Table Lab19.  Please use these data to graph the survivorship curve of Eugene residents who dies prior to 1950. For Monday: Finish the graph and the discussion page, thus completing all work on the Population Ecology Lab. I will collect the labs on Monday.

Biology A Week 3: 9/16 – 9/20

Mon

  • debrief Popbeadase Lab
  • Drylab: Catalase

Tue

Wed

  • DNA extraction lab

Thu

  • Quiz: DNA scientists and structure
  • POGIL: DNA structure and replication
  • Direct Instruction DNA

Fri

  • Quizlets and Kahoot
  • Direct Instruction, Cont’d

IB Biology 2 Week 2: 9/9 – 9/13

Mon

  • Finish Group 4 Presentations

Tue

Wed

  • Practice analyzing data
  • Check seeds

Thu

  • Case studies: Statistics in Ecology (due tomorrow)
  • Check seeds

Fri

  • Direct Instruction Ecology
  • Check Seeds

Biology A Week 1 & 2: 9/4 – 9/13

Wed

  • Welcome back to school!
  • Intro Survey
  • Syllabus (signatures due tomorrow)
  • “Find Someone” bingo
  • Nature of Science: Inquiry Cube (due tomorrow)

Thu

Fri

Monday 9/9

  • Pattern Matching: Biomolecules
  • Amoeba Sisters: Biomolecules
  • Homework: Read & skim 2.1 & 2.2 (they are review from 9th gr sci)
  • Homework: Read and learn 2.3
  • Start POGIL: Biological Molecules

Tues 9/10

Wed 9/11

Thu 9/12

  • Finish PopBeadase Lab
  • Practice Quiz (Google Classroom)

Fri 9/13

  • Quiz: Molecules and Enzymes (Reference: Text Ch 2, Quizlet 03 Biomolecules, POGIL, classroom discussion)
  • Finish Popbeadase Lab (due Mon)

Biology B Week 10, 11, 12: 6/3 – 6/17

Announcement: All late/missing work must be handed in by 3:30pm on Tue 6/11

Mon

  • Population Biology, Concluded
  • Practice Quiz
  • Intro: Ecological Footprint

Tue

Wed

  • Biodiversity
  • Lab: Simpson’s Inverse Biodiversity Index

Thu

  • yesterday’s lab is due
  • Work on EIR Project
  • Practice Quiz

Fri

Mon 6/10

Tue 6/11

  • ALL LATE WORK DUE AT 3:30pm TODAY
  • Outbreak Step 1 (interviews)

Wed 6/12

  • Outbreak Step 2 (group collaboration + re-interviews)
  • Review as needed

Thu 6/13

  • Outbreak Step 3
  • Homework: Outbreak Step 4
  • Review as needed

Fri 6/14

Mon 6/17

  • Period 2 Final Exam

Tue 6/18

  • Period 1,3 Final Exam
  • Last day of the school year!

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