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Month: November 2018

IB Biology 2 Week 13: Nov 26 – Nov 30

Mon

  • Continue DNA Direct Instruction: Translation
  • Practice: From Gene to Protein (Due Wed)

Tue

  • Unit Reading Guide (Due Thu)

Wed

Thu

Fri

  • Quiz: DNA from Gene to Protein

Biology A Week 13: Nov 26 – Nov 30

Mon

  • Explained: “Designer DNA” on Netflix
    • Write a two-paragraph response in which you make a fact-based argument against what you actually think about the issue of using CRISPR/CAS9 on human embryos (this is your last written assignment for the class)
  • Use class unit exams to study for the final exam

Tue

  • Explained: “Live Forever”
  • Use class unit exams to study for the final exam

Wed

  • Review for the final
  • Memorelephant

Thu

  • Final Exam, Part 1

Fri

  • Final Exam, Part 2

Week 12 IB Biology 2: 11/19 – 11/22

Mon

Tue

Wed

  • Finish podcast
  • Laptops: Online assignment (Mastering Biology)

Thu/Fri

  • Thanksgiving break!

Week 12 Biology A: Nov 19 – Nov 21

Mon

Tue

 Wed

Thu/Fri

  • Thanksgiving break! Yum!

Week 11 IB Biology 2: Nov 12 – Nov 16

Mon

  • No School: Veterans Day; Thank a vet for his/her service!

Tue

  • Due: Mesocosm Lab Report
  • Start Cell Biology review/new (Topic 1)
    • Direct instruction: Cell theory, calculating magnification, prokaryotes
    • Practice: calculating magnification
    • Prelab: get ready for tomorrow’s osmosis/plasmolysis lab

Wed

  • Lab: Onion Osmosis (and plasmolysis)

Thu

  • Excerpt from Radiolab: Cellmates (from 1:08 – 18:00ish)
  • Direct Instruction: Stem Cells
  • Lab time: Onion Cells

Fri

Week 11 Biology A: Nov 12 – Nov 16

Mon

  • No School (Veterans Day – Never Forget)

Tue

  • Quiz DNA
  • Two Online Assignments due (Sign in to Clever)
    • Read 15.3 – use the eText or print text (Restriction enzymes, Electrophoresis)
    • Interactivity: Manipulating DNA

Wed

  • Direct Instruction: Biotechnology
  • Activity: Restriction Enzymes

Thu

  • Direct Instruction: Biotechnology, cont’d
  • Activity: DNA Goes to the Races

Fri

Week 10 IB Biology 2: 11/5 – 11/9

Mon

Tue

Wed

  • Finish Enzyme Drylab (Turn in by the start of class Thurs)

Thu

Fri

  • Staff Professional Development: No classes

Week 10 Biology A: 11/5 – 11/9

Mon

  • DNA Extraction Lab
  • Homework: Read 14.1 & 14.2
  • Textbook Questions p. 444: 1,2; p. 450: 1,2,3

Tue

Wed

  • Lab: Protein Synthesis with Words

Thu

  • Kahoot!
  • Practice: Protein Synthesis
  • Promoter, RNA editing (intron, exon)
  • Crash Course Biology: DNA, Translation
  • Quizlets: 17, 

Fri

  • Staff Professional Development (No Classes)

Biology A Week 9: Oct 29 – Nov 2

Mon

Tue

  • Review as necessary

Wed

  • Unit Test: Genetics
  • Homework: p. 417 #1-3 and p. 423 #1-5

Thu

Fri

  • Go over homework
  • Go over Genetics Unit Test
  • Finish film excerpt
  • Continue direct instruction: DNA structure and replication
  • Weekend Homework: Sign in to Clever and do 1 “quiz” over 13.2 on Pearson Realize
  • Weekend Homework: watch replication animation on HHMI
  • Weekend Homework: Read Ch 13.2 and answer #11 & 12 in the reading guide