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Category: Biology A (page 1 of 5)

Biology A Week 12 – 13: 11/ 18 – 11/27

Mon

  • Quiz: Meiosis, Genetics, & Punnett squares
  • Review: Punnett squares, sex-linked crosses, pedigrees, codominance/incomplete dominance

Tue

  • Quiz: Meiosis, Punnett squares, sex-linked crosses, pedigrees, codominance/incomplete dominance (Moved to final exam)
  • Intro: Yogurt Engineering Project
    • Video: Good Milk Gone Bad
    • Go to Google Classroom:
      • Design your yogurt – due today: Yogurt Needs Form 

Wed

  • Yogurt Engineering Project
    • Make your yogurt

Thu

  • Yogurt Engineering Project
    • Evaluate the class yogurts
  • ALL Late work due today 3:30pm

Fri

  • Yogurt Engineering Project
    • Report on your yogurt

Mon 11/25

  • Yogurt Engineering Project
    • Hand in your report
  • Review as needed

Tue 11/26

  • Yogurt Engineering Project
    • Hand in your report
  • Review as needed

Wed 11/27

  • Cumulative Final Exam

Biology A Week 11: Nov 12 – Nov 15

Tues

  • Lab Practical Exam
  • Symbols w/s 
  • Study Quizlets 14 & 15
  • Optional Pearson Realize study time

Wed

Thu

  • Direct Instruction: Genetics
  • Lab: Dragon Genetics

Fri

  • Finish Lab: Dragon Genetics
  • Unit Test on Monday!
    • Cell Cycle
    • Meiosis
    • Genetics

Biology A Week 10: Nov 4 – Nov 8

Mon

  • Finish Cell Respiration Model (worksheet due tomorrow)

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Biology A Week 9: 10/28 – 11/1

Mon

  • Open Lab Lab Quiz: Paper Chromatography
  • Independent Instruction Using Pearson Realize
    • Sign in to Clever
      • Click: “Log In With Active Directory”
        • Sign in w/ 4J credentials
          • Click: “Pearson Biology”
            • Click: “Miller & Levine Biology”
              • Once you create your account and are into the book resources, click “Classes”
                • Do the activities and assignments you see waiting for you
    • Use Quizlet sets 08 and 09 to learn Photosynthesis vocabulary and concepts

Tue

Wed

  • Quiz: Photosynthesis
  • Optional survey for a student doing a project: Click me!
  • Use clever.com to log into Pearson Realize again and do the three assignments waiting for you there.
  • Quizlets: 10, 11, & 12

Thu

Fri

Biology A Week 8: 10/21 – 10/25

Mon

  • Review for unit test

Tue

  • Lab Quiz & Turn in Potato Osmosis Lab
  • Cell Unit Test
  • Homework: Read Ch 9.1 & Study Quizlet 08 & 09

Wed

  • Direct Instruction: Photosynthesis

Thu

  • Practice Photosynthesis

Fri

  • Lab: Paper Chromatography

Biology A Week 7: 10/14 – 10/18

Mon

Tue

  • Prelab: Potato Osmosis

Wed

  • No class: all school testing day

Thu

  • Lab: Potato osmosis
  • Practice for Unit test

Fri

  • Lab: Day 2 (Lab reports due Tues)
  • Unit test Tues

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

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!

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

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

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