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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

IB Biology 2: 10/14 – 10/18

Mon

  • Model Building: Photosynthesis

Tue

  • Direct Instruction: Review

Wed

  • No class: All school testing Day

Thu

  • Miniquiz: Light-dependent and Light independent reactions
  • Work on Poster presentations
  • Due: Model Building sheet

Fri

  • Work on poster presentations
    • (Symposium on Tues)

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

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

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