Mr. Sanderson's Class Blog

Because biology is life

Month: January 2017

Biology B Week 7: 1/30 – 2/3

Mon

Tue

  • Focus (graded reflection)
  • continue lab 
    • Here’s a fern sporangium (from Polystichium munitum) found by Felix in per. 2

Wed

  • Notes: Plants continued
  • continue (finish) lab

Thu

Fri

  • Short Day (Early release for mid term grading)
  • Quiz Plants

IB Biology 2 Week 7: 1/30 – 2/3

Mon

Tue

  • Kahoot!
  • Lab Time

Wed

Thu

Fri

Biology B Week 6: 1/23 – 1/27

Mon

Tue

  • Finish Caminalcule Lab (hand in Thu)
  • Part A of Dichotomous Key MiniLab p. 463 in text (homework if not finished in class)

Wed

  • Check homework
  • check for questions about the Caminalcule Lab (turn in tomorrow)
  • Part B of Dichotomous Key Lab p. 423 in text

Thu

  • Review as necessary
  • Practice with cladograms, phylogenies, and dichotomous keys

Fri

  • Test Ch 18 and Classification

Biology B Week 5: 1/16 -1/20

Mon

  • No School: MLK!

Tue

  • Review for Unit test

Wed

  • Unit Test: Evolution
  • Crossword Classification

Thu

  • Go over unit test
  • Intro Classification
  • Making Cladograms worksheet (h/w)

Fri

  • Go over Making Cladograms h/w
  • Lab: Caminalcule Classification Part A

Biology B Week 4: 1/9 – 1/13

Mon

  • Yet another ice day

Tue

  • Go over SG Chs 15 & 14
  • Review for quiz

Wed

  • Quiz Chs 15 & 14
  • Lab Quiz: Hardy-Weinberg Lab
  • Notes: Primates

Thu

  • Go over quiz
  • Notes: Hominin evolution
  • Here is some more info on hominin fossils
  • SG Ch 16

Fri

  • Focus: EQ What features distinguish modern humans from other members of the genus Homo?
  • Lab: Hominin chronology (use as an aid on the test)
  • Unit test on Wed next week! (Review on Tues)

 

IB Bio 2 Week 4: 1/9 – 1/13

Mon

  • Geez.  Another no school day.

Tue

  • pGLO lab, Day 1 of 4
  • dry lab and lab quiz

Wed

  • Start Plant unit
  • Reading Topic 9.1: Urry Chapter 29.1, 29.1, 29.4 (just mycorrhizal fungi), 29.5, 29.6

Thu

Fri

  • Direct instruction, cont’d

IB Biology 2 Week 3: 1/2 – 1/6

Mon

  • No school – Happy New Year!

Tues

  • No classes: Teacher Professional Development

Wed

  • Welcome Back!
  • Snow Day

Thu

  • Welcome Back!
  • Ice Day

Fri

  • Welcome Back!
  • Intro to your IA
    • Project proposal due Fri 1/13
    • Lab Design Due Fri 1/20
    • Final Report due Mon Feb 27
  • Prelab: pGLO lab

Biology B Week 3: 1/2 – 1/6

Mon

  • no school

Tue

  • no classes: Teacher Professional Development

Wed

  • First Day Back!
  • Snowmageddon ’17!  

Thu

  • Another snow/ice day

Fri

  • Let’s try this again: First Day Back!
  • Reminders about what we are doing (hint: Chapters 15 and 14 in the Zebra book, teaching us about evolution)
  • Finish the Hardy-Weinberg Lab  (due Mon)
  • Study Guides: Chs 15 & 14 (due Monday)

Mon 1/9

  • Due: Deep Time Project
  • Quiz Tues over Ch 15