Welcome to AP Biology 2017-2018!


It is highly recommended that all students attend 4 AP Readiness sessions at UCLA during the school year. The student registration can be found here. I have copies of the release form and field trip slips for you. Maps, agendas, and bus schedules can also be found here.
Dates:
APR STEM – September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2, 2017, January 20, February 10 , March 10 & April 21, 2018
APR HUMANITIES – September 30, October 28, November 18, 2017, January 13, February 3 , March 3, April 7 & April 28, 2018

AP Biology Syllabus
AP Biology Student Survey

I have tried to list the source of all documents, if known. If I have missed any, made a mistake, or if you know who created any document, please let me know so I can attribute the source.

All PowerPoint presentations (unless otherwise noted) are adapted from Kim Foglia's Explore Biology website.

Useful Links:

Bozeman Science - science videos
David Knuffke's Prezi Page - AP Biology Prezi presentations

Date
Agenda
Homework
Announcements
Tuesday,
May 15
Class Survey


Monday,
May 14

AP BIOLOGY EXAM!!!!! -

8:00 AM, ROOM S225

DO NOT BE LATE.

Come by the room before the exam for breakfast.
Don't forget your calculator.
woohoo!

Friday,
May 11
  • Unit 5, 6 Review
Review Resources:
Live stream review sessions from last year:
Review Sessions
Thursday,
May 10
  • Unit 4, 5 Review
  • AP Biology Review Packet - Concept 8 (study and do the practice questions)
  • Transpiration Lab due tomorrow

Wednesday,
May 9
  • Unit 3, 4 Review
  • AP Biology Review Packet - Concept 7 (study and do the practice questions)
  • Transpiration Lab due Friday
Complete this practice exam:
http://www.barronsbooks.com/ap/bio/
Tuesday,
May 8
  • Unit 2, 3 Review
  • AP Biology Review Packet - Concept 6 (study and do the practice questions)
  • Transpiration Lab due Friday

Monday,
May 7
  • Transpiration Lab
    • Check calculations
  • Unit 2, 3 Review
  • AP Biology Review Packet - Concept 5 (study and do the practice questions)
  • Transpiration Lab due Friday

Friday,
May 4
  • Transpiration Lab
    • Mass plants
    • Collect class data
    • Calculate % change in mass for HW
  • Unit 1, 2 Review
  • Calculate % change in mass for class data
  • AP Biology Review Packet - Concept 4 (study and do the practice questions)

Thursday,
May 3
  • Transpiration Lab
    • Mass plants
  • Unit 1 Review
  • AP Biology Review Packet - Concept 3 (study and do the practice questions)
  • Quiz???

Wednesday,
May 2
  • Transpiration Lab
    • Mass plants
    • Plant structure - xylem and phloem
  • Go over exam - grid-in problems & free response
  • AP Biology Review Packet - Concept 2 (study and do the practice questions)
  • Quiz tomorrow

Tuesday,
May 1
  • Transpiration Lab
    • Mass plants
    • Hypothesis
    • Plant structure
  • Go over exam - calculate scores
  • Transpiration Lab - complete hypotheses for each condition
    • I created this handout to help organize all our experimental conditions
    • Use the internet to research how each condition can affect transpiration rate
  • AP Biology Review Packet - Concept 1 (study and do the practice questions)

Monday,
April 30
  • Transpiration Lab
  • Go over exam
  • Finish reading and annotating first page of Transpiration Lab packet
  • BIOZONE "Transpiration in Plants"
  • "Leaf Anatomy" (coloring optional)

Friday,
April 27
AP BIOLOGY MOCK EXAM - 8:30AM!!!!! HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 12:15PM (start of 4th period) in the Library
:)

Thursday, April 26
  • Nervous System
STUDY!!!!! Your final is tomorrow!

Wednesday,
April 25

Tuesday,
April 24
  • Go over stations
  • Immune System
  • Watch Crash Course Biology / Your Immune System
    • Use the notes we started in packet to follow along
  • BIOZONE - "Our Body's Defenses" and "The Lymphatic System"
  • BIOZONE - all nervous system worksheets

Monday,
April 23
  • Finish Feedback Mechanisms Inquiry chart - Stations
  • BIOZONE - "Hormonal Regulation" and "Effect of Blocking Signals"
  • Watch & complete worksheet: Bozeman / 023 - Plant and Animal Defense
  • BIOZONE - "Our Body's Defenses" and "The Lymphatic System" - by Wed.

Friday,
April 20
LAST AP Readiness of the year is tomorrow!
Thursday,
April 19
  • Go over HW
  • Speciation Scenarios
  • Origin of Life
  • Review

Wednesday,
April 18
  • Phylogenetic/Cladogram Practice

  • Speciation - main ideas

  • Phylogenetics & Cladograms:
    • Finish Cladogram Analysis
    • Cladistics and Bioinformatics Questions
  • Speciation - due Thursday
Unit Quiz - Friday
Tuesday,
April 17
  • Hardy-Weinberg Quiz
  • Go over scenarios
  • Phylogenetics Intro
    • AP Biology - Cladogram Analysis
  • Phylogenetics & Cladograms:
    • Finish Cladogram Analysis
    • Cladistics and Bioinformatics Questions


Monday,
April 16
  • Hardy-Weinberg Quiz
  • Mechanisms of Evolution scenarios

Friday,
April 13
  • The Beauty of Ugly - Star Nosed Mole
  • Evidence of Evolution - Chapter 22.3
    • Any questions from ppt?
    • Check for understanding - scenarios (at end of PowerPoint)
  • Hardy-Weinberg & Evolutionary Forces
  • Finish worksheets (Calculating Allele Frequencies in Populations & Population Genetics and the Hardy-Weinberg Law) - QUIZ Monday
  • Watch & fill in worksheet: Bozeman / 003 - Genetic Drift - Tues ok
  • Watch & fill in worksheet: Bozeman / 009 - Evolution Continues - Tues ok
Thursday,
April 12
  • All Things Are Related
  • The Beauty of Ugly - Star Nosed Mole
  • Evidence of Evolution - Chapter 22.3
    • Any questions from ppt?
    • Check for understanding - scenarios (at end of PowerPoint)
  • Intro Hardy-Weinberg
    • Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium is a state where a population is NOT evolving. If a population is evolving, then it is not in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. Hardy-Weinberg calculations combine what you are learning in this unit with what you learned in the Genetics unit (alleles, inheritance patterns, etc.).
    • 5 Fingers of Evolution
OK so my field trip got cancelled - I'll be here tomorrow.
Test corrections by Monday
Wednesday,
April 11
  • Review STOP and THINK
  • Effects of Selection
  • Evidence of Evolution - Chapter 22.3

Tuesday,
April 10
  • Finish Natural Selection
    • STOP and THINK - write around
    • STOP and THINK - writing prompt
      • In two or three sentences, describe Darwin’s theory of descent with modification and the mechanism, natural selection, that he proposed to explain how this comes about.
    • Score sample explanations
  • Watch and fill in worksheet: Bozeman / 004 - Evidence of Evolution
  • Finish writing and/or scoring the prompt from in class
  • BIOZONE "Darwin's Theory" & "Natural Selection"
  • BIOZONE "The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance" & "Insecticide Resistance"

Monday,
April 9
  • Read/study PowerPoint (Chapter 22.1, 22.2)
  • STOP and THINK - explain each term in 5 words or less
  • BIOZONE "Darwin's Theory" & "Natural Selection" - due Wed
  • BIOZONE "The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance" & "Insecticide Resistance" - due Wed

Friday,
April 6
Career Day - 39 minute periods
Wednesday,
April 4
  • Unit Exam - multiple choice + free response
Click here to see the modified schedule
Tuesday,
April 3
  • Review
    • What you need to know about viruses
    • Questions to answer:

      1. Why are viruses classified as "obligate intracellular parasites"?
      2. What are the minimum parts required for a functional virus?
      3. Diagram the lytic and lysogenic cycles of bacteriophages and give examples of viruses who follow each.
      4. What is the evolutionary advantage of an RNA genome in eukaryotic cell virus?
      5. Why is permanent immunity to the flu impossible to acquire?
      6. What cell type does HIV infect? How does this lead to AIDS?

      Things you should make sure you understand:

      • Why viruses are not considered to be alive in the classical sense of the term.
      • The similarities and difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic viruses.
      • Multiple examples of human diseases caused by viruses.
      • The relationship between certain viral infections and increased risk of some forms of cancer.
      • The similarities and differences between viruses, viroids, and prions.

Driving Question: How do scientists modify the traits of organisms?
Friday,
March 23
Spring Break Assignment:
***Due to a school schedule change, the unit exam will be 4/4 (both portions)
Amgen Lab - all assigned questions and scientific abstract - due 4/6

Thursday,
March 22
  • Analyze Lab 5A
    • Review arabinose operon
    • Bacterial Growth Predictions (#3)
    • Count colonies
    • Transformation Efficiency
  • View assignment sheet for all questions assigned - will be due after spring break
  • Chapter 18.1, 18.2 Viruses - due after spring break
  • Unit exam after spring break

Wednesday,
March 21
  • Lab 5A
  • Read "Science Background: The Components of the pARA-R Plasmid"
  • Bacterial Growth Predictions

Tuesday,
March 20
  • Prep for Lab 5A
  • Reread procedure/flow chart for Lab 5A - BE ON TIME TOMORROW!!!!!!!!
  • Answer assigned questions on assignment sheet
  • Read "Science Background: The Components of the pARA-R Plasmid" by Thursday

Monday,
March 19
  • Analyze Lab 4A
  • Quiz
  • Read all of Chapter 5A in preparation for the lab Wednesday - pgs. C37 - C49
  • Answer assigned questions on assignment sheet

Friday,
March 16
  • Lab 4A
  • Quiz Monday on what we've done so far in the lab - genetic engineering, gel electrophoresis, lab objectives

Thursday,
March 15
  • Create recombinant plasmid
  • Lab 2A
  • Amgen Lab Overview
    • What did we just do?
    • Prep for Lab 4A
  • Read all of Chapter 4A in preparation for the lab tomorrow - pgs. C23 - C32
  • Answer assigned questions on assignment sheet
  • Don't lose your paper plasmids - we will use them tomorrow

Wednesday,
March 14
  • Lab 1.2B
  • Amgen Lab Overview
  • Read pgs. C14 - C19 (At this point, you should have read all of Chapter 2A) - make sure you know exactly what to do tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Answer assigned questions on assignment sheet
  • Please cut your two plasmids out and tape them into loops
  • Possible quiz tomorrow

Tuesday,
March 13
  • How to use a micropipette
  • Practice
  • Lab 1.1
  • Read pgs. A24 - A29 (At this point you should have read all of Chapter 1)
  • Read pgs. C12 - C13
Need to complete Lab 1.2A during lunch, after school, or before class tomorrow
Monday,
March 12
  • Go over HW
  • Genetic diversity in prokaryotes - transformation
    • First 8 slides of Biotechnology PowerPoint
  • Genetic Engineering Overview
  • Micropipette intro

Friday,
March 9
  • Finish DNA Fingerprinting worksheet - For the last gel, you combine all the fragments from the blue and yellow sheets. Answer Analysis Questions.
  • Read Lab Manual - pgs. A1 - A14 (Lab Manual pdf)
  • Read pgs. C3 - C8
AP Readiness tomorrow
Thursday,
March 8
  • Eukaryotic Gene Regulation
    • Share 1 sentence descriptions of how each point of control helps regulate gene expression
    • Practice problem - Free Response #2
    • Activator Worksheet - How can cells have the same DNA but different proteins? What is the big idea of this worksheet?
  • Intro Amgen Lab
  • Bring lab notebooks
  • Finish practice problems - MC, FR, & worksheet
  • "Lactase persistence DNA variant enhances..."
  • BIOZONE "Gel Electrophoresis"
  • Read Lab Manual - pgs. A1 - A14 (Lab Manual pdf)

Wednesday,
March 7
  • Go over practice problem
  • Eukaryotic Gene Regulation
    • How DNA is Packaged (review)
    • 1st half of PowerPoint
    • Model DNA packing with histone models
    • 2nd half of PowerPoint
    • Write 1 sentence descriptions of how each point of control helps regulate gene expression

Tuesday,
March 6
  • Go over "Lactase persistence DNA variant enhances..."
  • Free Response (Gene Regulation) #1

Monday,
March 5
  • Prokaryotic Gene Regulation - Operons
    • First half of PowerPoint
    • Gene Regulation Diagram
  • Operon Vocabulary Puzzle
  • Practice Problems

Friday,
March 2
  • Chapter 18.2 (or 19.2 in old textbook) - due Monday TUESDAY
  • OPTIONAL - Color Gene Regulation worksheet - use the same colors for the key for both sides, except Lactose Molecule (K) and Tryptophan (K)

Thursday,
March 1
  • Finish Part B (Sickle Cell)
  • Watch & fill in worksheet: Bozeman / 031 - Gene Regulation
  • Chapter 18.1 (or 18.4 in old textbook)
  • Chapter 18.2 (or 19.2 in old textbook) - due Monday
  • OPTIONAL - Color Gene Regulation worksheet - use the same colors for the key for both sides, except Lactose Molecule (K) and Tryptophan (K)

Wednesday,
February 28
  • Finish Part A (Belgian Cow)
  • Chapter 18.1 (or 18.4 in old textbook) - due Friday
  • Chapter 18.2 (or 19.2 in old textbook) - due Monday
YEARBOOK PICTURE
Tuesday,
February 27
  • Quiz
  • Go over Translation - POGIL

Monday,
February 26
  • Quiz
  • Go over Transcription - POGIL
  • Quiz tomorrow (on Translation portion)
  • Finish Chapter 17 by Wednesday

Friday,
February 23
  • Transcription - POGIL
  • Translation - POGIL
  • Chapter 17.2-17.4 due Monday
  • POGIL - Transcription & Translation - you can skip Extension questions
  • Quiz Monday (only on the Transcription portion)

Thursday,
February 22
  • Post Meselson and Stahl answers
  • Central Dogma Overview
  • Transcription - POGIL
  • Chapter 17.1 due tomorrow
  • POGIL - Transcription #1-11
  • Draw your SNORK
  • Chapter 17.2-17.4 due Monday

Wednesday,
February 21
  • DNA Replication
    • DNA Replication Enzymes
    • Meselson and Stahl Experiment
  • Central Dogma Overview
  • Finish Meselson and Stahl worksheet (will post answers tomorrow)
  • Chapter 17.1 due Friday
  • SNORK - transcribe and translate the entire DNA sequence for your SNORK

Tuesday,
February 20
  • Who deserves the most credit for discovering the structure of DNA?
  • DNA Replication
  • Read DNA Replication handout in packet
  • Start reading Chapter 17.1 (will be due on Thursday)

Friday,
February 16
  • DNA Structure
  • Who deserves for the most credit for discovering the structure of DNA?
Thursday,
February 15
  • Discovery of DNA as genetic material
    • Expert groups --> Home groups
  • Discovery of DNA structure
    • Watson and Crick Nature article
Open House
Wednesday,
February 14
  • Go over exam
  • Discovery of DNA as genetic material
    • Expert groups
  • Chapter 16.2 due Tuesday
  • Chapter 16.3 on study guide due Tuesday (it is Chapter 19.1 in our textbook)

Tuesday, February 13
  • Historical experiments that led to the discovery of DNA as genetic material:
    • Read and annotate article "Isolating Hereditary Material" (Scitable). The information in this article can also be found in Chapter 16.1.
    • Complete worksheet - Experiment D (Chargaff) isn't discussed in article, but make a conclusion based on what you observe from his data.
  • Article and worksheet
  • Chapter 16.1 due tomorrow
Substitute
Driving Question: What is the cause of genetic diseases?
Monday,
February 12
UNIT EXAM - MC
  • Chapter 16.1 due Wednesday

Friday,
February 9
UNIT EXAM - FR
  • STUDY!
  • All unit assignments due Monday
AP Readiness tomorrow
Thursday,
February 8
  • Nondisjunction
  • Review
  • STUDY!
  • All unit assignments due Monday
Review Session after school 3:30-4:30
Wednesday,
February 7
  • Review
  • Work on practice problems/study
Assembly Schedule
Tuesday,
February 6
  • Gene Mapping
  • Work on practice problems/study

Monday,
February 5
  • Linked Genes/Genetic Recombination
    • Objectives:
    • 1. Given data, predict whether genes are unlinked or linked
    • 2. If genes are linked, create a chromosome map
Linked Genes/Genetic Recombination Resources:
Unit Exam this week
AP Readiness on Saturday
Friday, February 2
  • So far, we have assumed all genes were located on different chromosomes (Mendel's Laws) BUT we know that's not true - chromosomes contain thousands of genes. What happens if 2 genes are located on the same chromosome?
  • Linked Genes/Genetic Recombination

Thursday,
February 1
  • Genetics Practice 2: #1-8
  • Finish Blood Type Worksheet
  • Mitosis & Meiosis Summary diagrams - resubmit by tomorrow
  • Chapter 14.4 (#32-38) and Chapter 15.4 (#23-27) due Friday --> You need this information for your genetic condition project
  • Chapter 15.2 (#17-22) due Monday
Genetic Condition Project due Monday @ 11:59PM
Information about causes
Wednesday,
January 31
  • Quiz
  • Genetic Condition Project - causes
  • Pedigrees (Genetics Practice 4)
  • Finish Genetics Practice 4: Pedigrees - if you don't understand come to tutoring! I will be here during lunch and after school every day this week.
  • Chapter 14.4 (#32-38) and Chapter 15.4 (#23-27) due Friday
  • Chapter 15.2 (#17-22) due Monday
Genetic Condition Project due Monday @ 11:59PM
Tuesday,
January 30
  • Sex-Linked Quiz
  • Genetics Practice 2: Beyond the Basics #9 & 10
  • Chapter 15.1 (#1-7) due tomorrow
  • Watch and fill in worksheet: Bozeman / 030 - Advanced Genetics
  • Mitosis and Meiosis Summary - revision due Friday, 2/2
  • Chapter 14.4 (#32-38) and Chapter 15.4 (#23-27) due Friday

Monday,
January 29
  • Go over genetic disease project
  • Other types of inheritance:
    • Sex-Linked Traits
    • Practice
  • Sex-Linked traits quiz tomorrow
  • Chi-Square practice problem - try again
  • Mitosis and Meiosis Summary - revision due Friday, 2/2
  • Chapter 15.1 (#1-7) due Wednesday
  • Chapter 14.4 (#32-38) and Chapter 15.4 (#23-27) due Thursday
Genetic Condition Project - due Monday, 2/5


Unit Exam will be the week of 2/5
Friday,
January 26
  • Dihybrid Crosses - 2 ways to solve problem
  • Chi-Square Practice
  • Chi-Square practice problem on the next page of the one we did in class - "In dogs, black (B) is dominant...."
  • Use the example we did in class as a model. It is the same idea, but with 4 different categories instead of 2 (black & solid / black & spotted / chestnut & solid / chestnut & spotted)
  • Chapter 15.3 (Sex-linked genes) #8-16
    • Sex-Linked Traits
    • You should be able to set up a Punnett Square for a sex-linked trait

Thursday,
January 25
  • Test Crosses
  • Genetics Practice 3: Probability (#1-4)
  • The Dihybrid Cross
    • #5 & 6
  • Genetics Practice 1: Basic Mendelian Genetics (#5-6)
  • Genetics Practice 3: Probability Practice

Wednesday,
January 24
  • Genetics Practice 1: Basic Mendelian Genetics (#1-4)
  • Chapter 14.3
Assembly Schedule
Tuesday,
January 23
  • I decided to give you a quiz retake tomorrow right at the start of class. It will be about what we covered today in class. YOU HAVE TO BE ON TIME.
  • Mitosis-Meiosis Summary - drawings due tomorrow
  • Genetics Vocabulary Paragraph
  • Watch and fill in worksheet: Bozeman / 029 - Mendelian Genetics
    • There are MANY, MANY other Bozeman videos that go over Punnett squares and genetics.
  • Chapter 14.3 due Thursday

Monday,
January 22
  • Cell Division Lab - Part 1: Modelling Mitosis
  • Cell Division Lab - Part 4: Modelling Meiosis
  • Mitosis vs. Meiosis Double Bubble Map
  • Mitosis vs. Meiosis Double Bubble Map - minimum 5 similarities & 5 differences, write as a complete idea
  • Mitosis-Meiosis Summary - due Wednesday
  • Make sure Chapter 14.1-14.2 (#1-19) is completed
Assembly Schedule
Friday,
January 19
  • Meiosis PowerPoint/pdf
  • Cell Division Lab - Part 1: Modelling Mitosis
  • Cell Division Lab - Part 4: Modelling Meiosis
  • Mitosis vs. Meiosis Double Bubble Map
Extra Credit:
Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science
Pick one video to watch and write a reflection (4-5 sentences) about what you saw. Include how that woman's research relates to something in your life or something we have learned in class.
Thursday, January 18
  • Quiz
  • Watch this video about current advances in cancer treatments: "What is Cancer?"
  • Answer these questions about a chemotherapy drug called Paclitaxel on a separate sheet of paper
  • Read/study Meiosis PowerPoint/pdf
    • Take notes on a separate sheet of paper about the main ideas using this document as a guideline
  • Chapter 13.4
  • Paclitaxel questions
  • Meiosis PowerPoint notes
  • Chapter 14.1-14.2 due Monday
Extra Credit:
Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science
Pick one video to watch and write a reflection (4-5 sentences) about what you saw. Include how that woman's research relates to something in your life or something we have learned in class.
Driving Question: What leads to cancer and how can we stop it?

Wednesday,
January 17
Extra Credit:
Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science
Pick one video to watch and write a reflection (4-5 sentences) about what you saw. Include how that woman's research relates to something in your life or something we have learned in class.
Tuesday,
January 16
  • Finish Cancer Discovery - Activities 1 & 2, Anticipation Reaction Guide
  • Connection between cancer genes and cyclins/CDKs
  • Regulation of Cell Division PowerPoint/pdf

Friday,
January 12
  • Study Chapter 12.3 PowerPoint - Regulation of Cell Division PowerPoint/pdf
  • Chapter 13.1-13.2 due Tuesday

Thursday,
January 11

Wednesday,
January 10
  • Mitosis Essay
  • Score essays with rubric
  • Chapter 12 Overview - How are the concepts of chapter 12 related to Henrietta Lacks and her cells?
    • What is more important – an individual’s right to his/her own body tissues or the medical knowledge gained by studying a patient’s tissues?
    • HeLa Video (TedEd)
    • Immortal Cells Turn 96

Tuesday,
January 9

Monday,
January 8
  • Stamp Winter Break HW
  • Fall Reflection
  • Chromosome Notes
  • Chapter 12 Overview - How are the concepts of chapter 12 related to Henrietta Lacks and her cells?

Driving Question: Why do we need oxygen?

Wednesday,
December 13
  • Final Exam
Winter Break Assignment:

Tuesday,
December 12
  • Review
Resources for final:

Unit 1 Essential Knowledge (Water, Macromolecules)
Unit 2 Essential Knowledge
(Organelles, Cell Membrane, Diffusion/Osmosis)
Unit 3 Essential Knowledge
(Energy, Enzymes, Cell Respiration, Photosynthesis)
Unit 4 Essential Knowledge
(Cell Communication)

Final Exam Study Guide (Practice Questions) KEY
Monday,
December 11
  • STUDY
Review Session after school
Friday,
December 8
ALL LAB REVISIONS DUE MONDAY
Thursday,
December 7
  • Photosynthesis
Reminder: All lab revisions due Monday
Wednesday,
December 6
  • Answer questions on first page of photosynthesis notes handout - use separate piece of paper if necessary.
  • Study for final
    • Study guide
    • Barron's chapters 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

Tuesday,
December 5
  • Fermentation
    • Microorganisms & Food (TedED)
    • Double Bubble Maps (Alcohol Fermentation vs. Lactic Acid Fermentation, Anaerobic Respiration vs. Aerobic Respiration)
  • Compete double bubble maps - at least 4 similarities and 4 differences for each
  • Start studying for final!
    • Study guide
    • Barron's chapters 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

Monday,
December 4
  • Case Study - average metabolite levels
  • Finish chart
  • Evidence Based Writing - Why do we need oxygen?
  • Fermentation
ALL lab revisions due Monday, 12/11
Friday,
December 1
  • Go over case study
  • Cell Respiration (Stage 4)
  • Enzyme Lab due Monday
AP Readiness tomorrow (see links above for info) - last chance for extra credit
Thursday,
November 30
Hello! Yesterday, we covered stages 1-3 of cell respiration. In these stages, the cell makes some ATP, but the real "money-making" stage will be stage 4 (the electron transport chain). This case study will give an overview of how the electron transport chain leads to the generation of ATP. By the end of this activity, you should be able to answer the question, "Why do we need oxygen?" at a higher level than yesterday.
  • Chicago Cyanide Murders: A Case Study in Cellular Respiration
    • This case study is based on true events that occurred in 1982.
    • Read and complete all questions.
    • You can skip the last page (Evidence Based Writing)
  • Complete AND/OR redo any Biozone worksheets
  • Case Study questions due tomorrow

Wednesday,
November 29
  • Complete AND/OR redo any Biozone worksheets
  • Review diagrams that we went through in class today (stages 1-3)

Tuesday,
November 28
  • Quiz retake
  • Redox reaction practice and worksheet
  • Cell Respiration Overview
  • Read Cell Respiration Overview (2 pages of diagrams + 1 page of text), do any Biozone worksheets you did not complete over break

Monday,
November 27
  • Quiz retake tomorrow
AP Readiness this Saturday - last one for semester
Enzyme Lab due Monday, 12/4
Friday,
November 17
  • Collect class data
  • Enzyme Lab practice MC (2008 release MC exam #97-100)
    • Check KEY for Enzymes At Work: pg 1 / pg 2
  • Go over homework for break
Check KEY for Enzymes At Work: pg 1 / pg 2
Thursday,
November 16
  • Enzyme Catalysis Lab
  • Chapter 8 due tomorrow
  • Enzyme Catalysis Lab - calculate average reaction rate (distance/time) for all your group's data
STEM Night
Wednesday,
November 15
  • Enzymes
  • Enzymes At Work
  • Finish Enzymes At Work worksheet
  • Make sure you know what to do tomorrow
    • Read Enzyme Lab Introduction
    • Answer Pre-Lab Questions
  • Chapter 8 due Friday

Tuesday,
November 14
  • Go over ATP
    • Phosphorylation
  • Enzymes
    • Diagram
    • PowerPoint KEY
Enzyme Videos:
Monday,
November 13
  • Go over POGIL "ATP"
  • Enzymes
Test corrections by tomorrow
Thursday,
November 9
  • Finish POGIL "ATP"
  • Watch and complete worksheet: Bozeman / 048 - Enzymes
  • Complete up to Chapter 8.4 by Monday
15 WEEK GRADES DUE
Wednesday,
November 8

Tuesday,
November 7
  • Go over exam
  • Lab (entire packet) due tomorrow
  • Chapter 8.1, 8.2 for tomorrow (reading quiz Thurs)
Test corrections by Tues., 11/14
(15 week grades are due Thurs., 11/9)
Monday,
November 6
  • Unit 2 Exam - 3 short response, 1 long response
  • Lab (entire packet) due Wednesday (11/8) - make sure you answer all questions
  • Chapter 8.1, 8.2 for Wed. (reading quiz Thurs) - just SKIM for the answers to #1-9

Friday,
November 3
  • Unit 2 Exam - Multiple Choice
  • STUDY
  • Unit 2 Assignments due tomorrow
  • Lab (entire packet) due Wednesday (11/8)
Will review Water Potential/Lab after school today
AP Readiness tomorrow
Thursday,
November 2
  • EXERCISE 1C - determine the molarity of potato cells
  • Water Potential - introduction/practice problems
  • Water Potential practice - will continue at review session after school
  • STUDY
    • Barrons pgs. 33-46
    • Essential Knowledge (last 2 pages of cell membrane worksheet packet
    • Bozeman videos
    • Study Guides
    • Practice Problems at end of worksheet packet - KEY
    • Long Free Response will be similar to Exercise 1C and Lab pgs. 15-16
  • Unit 2 Assignments due Monday (11/6)
  • Lab (entire packet) due Wednesday (11/8)
Review Session after school
  • Water Potential practice
  • Transport across membranes - Passive Transport vs. Active Transport (Chapter 7.4)
  • Transport across membranes - Bulk Transport (Chapter 7.5)
Wednesday,
November 1
  • EXERCISE 1C - collect data/clean-up/class data
  • Bozeman / Water Potential
  • Water Potential - practice problems
  • Predict the sucrose concentration of each unknown solution (A-F)
  • Watch and complete worksheet: Bozeman / Water Potential
  • Read and annotate "Fun With Water Potential" worksheet
  • Study

Tuesday,
October 31
  • EXERCISE 1C - set-up
  • Water Potential - introduction
  • EXERCISE 1B Analysis (pg. 5 - 8) - graph group + class data and answer questions
  • Watch and complete worksheet: Bozeman / Water Potential
  • Read and annotate "Fun With Water Potential" worksheet

Monday,
October 30
  • Go over EXERCISE 1B
    • Collect class data (Table 1.3)
    • Graph set-up and analysis questions
  • Prepare for EXERCISE 1C
    • How to design experiment? Pre-lab Question #4
  • Table 1.3 - Calculate class averages
  • EXERCISE 1B Analysis (pg. 5 - 8)
Unit 2 Exam - 11/3 and 11/6
Review Session after school on Thursday, 11/2
Friday,
October 27
  • EXERCISE 1B
    • Predictions
    • Work on HW while waiting
  • Table 1.2 - Calculate % change in mass (the column for "mass difference" is not necessary...you can just do the complete calculation for % change and complete the last column)
  • EXERCISE 1C Pre-Lab Questions (#1-3 ONLY)
  • Chapter 7.5 due Monday
  • BIOZONE "Active Transport"

Thursday,
October 26
  • Go over EXERCISE 1A
  • Prepare for EXERCISE 1B
    • Go over pre-lab questions

Wednesday,
October 25
  • EXERCISE 1A - class demo
    • Procedure, run for 30 minutes
    • Reading comprehension questions
    • Predictions
    • Results
  • Prepare for EXERCISE 1B
  • EXERCISE 1A Analysis of Results - SKIP THIS FOR NOW, we'll run the experiment again tomorrow (hopefully with predicted results)
  • Read and annotate EXERCISE 1B Introduction and Procedure (pg. 4 - 5)
  • Answer EXERCISE 1B Pre-Lab Questions (#1-4) - (these questions can be found towards the end of your lab packet)
  • Watch & fill in worksheet:Chapter 7.5 due by the end of the week
If 10 people submit a diffusion/osmosis quiz question (same way we did in class), you can retake the quiz Friday during lunch or after school.
Tuesday,
October 24
  • Read and annotate Introduction (pg. 1) and EXERCISE 1A Introduction and Procedure (pg. 2)
  • Draw experimental set up for EXERCISE 1A in the margins of pg.2
  • Watch & fill in worksheet: Bozeman / Diffusion Demo

Monday,
October 23
  • Go over Diffusion and Osmosis Practice Problems (Easy)
  • Transport across membranes - Diffusion/ Osmosis (Chapter 7.3)
  • Transport across membranes - Passive Transport vs. Active Transport (Chapter 7.4)
  • Transport across membranes - Bulk Transport (Chapter 7.5)
  • Double Bubble - Diffusion vs. Osmosis, Passive Transport vs. Active Transport
  • Quiz tomorrow
  • Chapter 7.4 due tomorrow
  • By Wednesday - Watch & fill in worksheet: Bozeman / Diffusion Demo
  • Chapter 7.5 due by the end of the week

Friday,
October 20
  • Go over practice problem
  • Introduce diffusion
    • Transport across membranes - Diffusion/Osmosis (Chapter 7.3)
    • Diffusion and Osmosis Practice Problems (Easy)
  • Chapter 7.3 due Monday
  • Chapter 7.4 due Tuesday
  • Finish Diffusion and Osmosis Practice Problems (Easy)
Minimum Day - 36 minute periods
Thursday,
October 19
  • Factors that affect membrane fluidity
  • Practice problem
College Fair - 46 minute periods
Parent Conferences tonight
Wednesday,
October 18
  • Chapter 7.2 due tomorrow
  • Chapter 7.3 due Monday
  • Chapter 7.4 due Tuesday

Tuesday,
October 17
  • Go over "Lipase" practice problem
    • Endomembrane system organelle interactions
    • Video
    • Video
  • Go over organelle interactions
  • Chapter 7.1 due tomorrow
  • Chapter 7.2 due Thursday

Monday,
October 16
  • Quiz
  • Share posters
  • Practice problems - "Cyanobacteria"
  • Complete practice problems - "Cyanobacteria" & "Lipase"
  • Watch & fill in worksheet: Bozeman / 015 - Cell Membranes
  • Chapter 7.1 due Wednesday
  • Chapter 7.2 due Thursday

Friday,
October 13
  • Chapter 6 due Monday
  • Mini-Poster due Monday
  • Quiz Monday - organelle functions/prok vs euk/surface area
1: Energy Utilization -
Omar, Andy, Nataly, Santa, Karina, Angel, Citlali
2: Cell Reproduction/Growth & Development -
Sandra, Yasmin, Jennifer, Daniela, Rebekah, Jordy, Kim Q.
3: Protein Synthesis -
Dalbert, Joceline, Kelly, Star, Kim R., Lezlie, Gisselle
4: Digestion & Waste Removal -
Isaac, Xochitl, Emanol, Brianna, Karen C, Skylynn, Karen N.
Thursday,
October 12
  • Essential Functions of Cells - start mini-posters
  • Chapter 6 due Monday
  • Mini-Poster due Monday

Wednesday,
October 11
  • Chapter 6 due Monday, 10/16
PSAT - 25 minute periods
Tuesday,
October 10
  • Endosymbiotic Theory questions and summary
  • Share answers to HW
  • Watch & complete worksheet: Bozeman / 043 - Cellular Organelles
  • Organelle Quiz tomorrow -[[image:/i/file_not_found.png width="32" height="32" caption="File Not Found"]]File Not Found
  • Chapter 6 due Monday, 10/16

Monday,
October 9
  • Unit 2 Overview - Cell Overview Notes
    • Why eukaryotes?/Endosymbiotic Theory
    • Internal membranes & membrane-bound organelles - SA Question [How do internal membranes and membrane-bound organelles contribute to cell functions?](write out answer)
    • Why would living organisms want to maximize the surface area of a cell?
  • Cell Design competition
  • Cell Size Lab - Discussion and Conclusion - due tomorrow
  • Answer the following question in 3-4 sentences on index card: How do internal membranes and membrane-bound organelles contribute to cell functions?
    (Why is surface area and compartmentalization important?)
  • Chapter 6 due Monday, 10/16

Friday,
October 6
  • Chapter 6.3 & 6.4 due MONDAY
  • Cell Size Lab - Discussion and Conclusion - due TUESDAY
  • Flashcards for organelles

Thursday,
October 5
  • Cell Size Lab
    • Go over pre-lab questions, hypothesis
    • Lab
  • Watch & take notes - Bozeman / Why are Cells Small
  • Design a cell with a total volume between 7.5-8.5 cm3 that will have the highest diffusion rate
  • Prokaryotic, Animal, and Plant Cell coloring and readings - due TOMORROW
    • Label the diagrams and annotate the diagrams with the information from the readings
    • Coloring is optional
  • Chapter 6.3 & 6.4 due MONDAY
  • Cell Size Lab - Discussion and Conclusion - due TUESDAY

Wednesday,
October 4
  • Go over worksheet
  • Cell Size Lab - introduction, objectives, pre-lab questions
  • Cell Size Lab - finish pre-lab questions, hypothesis, procedure (detailed diagram of experimental set up and/or detailed flowchart!)
  • Continue reading Chapter 6 and completing study guide
  • Prokaryotic, Animal, and Plant Cell coloring and readings - due FRIDAY
    • Label the diagrams and annotate the diagrams with the information from the readings
    • Coloring is optional

Tuesday,
October 3
  • Finish BIOZONE worksheet
  • Bring lab notebook tomorrow

Monday,
October 2
  • Go over exam
  • None - will stamp Chapter 6.1 & 6.2 tomorrow
AP Readiness this Saturday!
Test corrections (multiple choice only) by Monday, 10/9
Driving Question: What are the building blocks of life? What are our cells made of?

Friday,
September 29
  • Unit 1 Exam - Multiple Choice (25 questions)
  • Chapter 6.1 & 6.2 due Monday

Thursday,
September 28
  • Unit 1 Exam - Free Response (2 short answer, 2 long answer)
  • Study
  • Unit 1 Assignments due Friday

Wednesday,
September 27
  • Macromolecule Review
  • Study
  • Unit 1 Assignments due Friday
Study Tips:
1. Read Biochemistry chapter in Barron's Study Guide.
2. Bozeman videos - links are under Unit 1 Biochemistry page
3. Knuffke Prezis - links are under Unit 1 Biochemistry page

Another study tip is to look at the Chapter Summaries at the end of each chapter in the textbook. They sum up all the main ideas! (especially the chart on the last page of the Chapter 5 Study Guide)
Tuesday,
September 26
  • Macromolecule Review
  • Study for exam (free response Thursday, multiple choice Friday)
  • Unit 1 Assignments due Friday
KEY for Water Practice Problems pg 1 / pg 2
KEY for Concept Map
Monday,
September 25
  • Protein Structure
  • Complete macromolecule chart (overdue)
  • Study for exam (free response Thursday, multiple choice Friday)

Friday,
September 22
  • Amino Acid Poster Gallery Walk
    • Objective: to become familiar with properties of the functional groups and how those properties affect protein structure (the way proteins are folded).
  • Protein Structure
  • Complete macromolecule chart (in worksheet packet) using Pattern Matching activity or textbook
  • Start studying for exam (Chapters 2-5)
    • Barron's Study Guide
    • Biochemistry PowerPoints (on the Unit 1 page)

Wednesday,
September 20
  • Pattern Matching - Parts 5, 6
  • Chapter 5.5 due Friday
  • Pattern Matching due Friday (Parts 1-6)
  • Amino Acid Project due FRIDAY
Unit 1 Exam next week
Tuesday,
September 19
  • Pattern Matching - Parts 3, 4
  • Amino Acid Project due FRIDAY
  • Chapter 5.5 due Friday
  • Finish Parts 3 and 4

Monday,
September 18
  • Pattern Matching - Parts 2
  • Make sure you have finished Part 2 COMPLETELY
  • Chapter 5.5 due Friday
Amino Acid Project - due date: Wednesday, 9/20
Helpful website - The Chemistry of Amino Acids
Friday,
September 15
  • Pattern Matching - Part 1
  • Chapter 5.3 and 5.4 due Monday
Amino Acid Project - due date: Wednesday, 9/20
Helpful website - The Chemistry of Amino Acids
Thursday,
September 14
  • Functional Group Quiz
  • Finish Chapter 4
  • Michael Phelp's Diet
  • Chapter 5.1 (Polymers/Monomers)
    • Carbohydrate models
Amino Acid Project - tentative due date: Wednesday, 9/20
Helpful website - The Chemistry of Amino Acids
Wednesday,
September 13
  • Chapter 4: Chemistry of Carbon
    • Functional Groups
    • Properties of Carbon
  • Functional Group Quiz Thursday-
    • Be able to name each group (hydroxyl, carbonyl, carboxyl, etc.) based on the structure, give properties
  • Chapter 5.2 due tomorrow
  • Chapter 5.3 and 5.4 due Monday
Amino Acid Project - tentative due date: Wednesday, 9/20
Helpful website - The Chemistry of Amino Acids
Tuesday,
September 12
  • Finish presentations
  • Amino Acid Project - directions and AA assignments (Figure 5.17, page 79)
  • Functional Group Quiz Wednesday Thursday-
    • Be able to name each group (hydroxyl, carbonyl, carboxyl, etc.) based on the structure, give properties
  • Chapter 5.1 due tomorrow, Chapter 5.2 due Thursday
  • Possible quiz tomorrow
Amino Acid Project - tentative due date: Wednesday, 9/20
Helpful website - The Chemistry of Amino Acids
Monday,
September 11
  • Flash cards for each functional group. Front of Card - Structure. Back of Card - Include:
    • Chemical Group
    • Name
    • Example
    • Functional properties (simplify in your own words)
  • Functional Group Quiz Wednesday Thursday-
    • Be able to name each group (hydroxyl, carbonyl, carboxyl, etc.) based on the structure, give properties
  • Chapter 5.1 due Wednesday, Chapter 5.2 due Thursday

Friday,
September 8
  • Finish Case Study Parts 1 & 2
  • Water demos + prepare presentations
  • Finish Case Study Parts 1 & 2 - You should have for each molecule:
    • Atomic weight calculated
    • Molecular structure diagram
    • Identify whether polar or nonpolar
  • Properties of Water presentations
    • Guidelines
    • If you do it digitally, e-mail or share PowerPoint with me BEFORE period 1 begins
    • Remember: 1 pair for each property will be RANDOMLY chosen to present
Group 3: Video 1, Video 2
Thursday,
September 7
  • Re-read section on your assigned property of water. You should be able to define it and explain why that property of water is important to living organisms.
  1. Cohesion/Adhesion, Surface Tension
  2. High Specific Heat
  3. Lower Density as Solid, Expansion on Freezing (Ice Floats!)
  4. High Heat of Fusion
  5. Universal Solvent
  6. Neutral pH
  7. High Heat of Vaporization
  • Other sources for information: Yesterday's Bozeman video, the coloring worksheet, PowerPoint ("Unit 1 Biochemistry" page) Google
  • Chapter 4 due tomorrow

Wednesday,
September 6
  • Valence shell diagrams for O2 and NH3
  • Chapter 4 due Friday
Unit 0 quiz retake - by Thursday after school if you want it included in 5 week grade
Driving Question: How do I know this is trustworthy?
Tuesday,
September 5
  • Unit 0 Quiz

Thursday,
August 31
  • Review
  • Designing a Controlled Experiment
  • Pillbug Lab due Tuesday - rewatch Bozeman video and read M&M handout carefully to determine what your X2 value means, conclusion
  • Unit 0 Quiz Tuesday
  • Unit 0 Assignments due Tuesday

Wednesday,
August 30
  • Finish Chi Square Test with M&Ms
  • Bozeman Practice Problem
  • Set-up Chi Square for Pillbug Lab
  • Due TOMORROW:
    • Finish M&M worksheet
    • Calculate X2 value for the Bozeman practice problem we started in class AND for your lab data (use your averages as your "Expected" values)
  • Pillbug Lab due Tuesday - rewatch Bozeman video and read M&M handout carefully to determine what your X2 value means
  • Unit 0 Quiz Tuesday

Tuesday,
August 29
  • Data Analysis
    • Check graphs & compare averages
    • Collect class data
  • What does our data mean?
  • Watch and complete worksheet: Bozeman / Chi-squared Test
    • You can skip the practice problem
  • Unit 0 Quiz Tuesday

Monday,
August 28
  • Pillbug Lab - Part 2
    • Run lab
    • Set-up graph
  • Graph Data - remember all the necessary components of a graph
  • Calculate average number of pillbugs in each chamber (the average in chamber 1 + average in chamber 2 should equal 10)
  • Bring pack of M&Ms for tomorrow
  • Chapter 2-3 due tomorrow (8/29)
  • Ecology Quiz corrections by Wed, 8/30

Friday,
August 25
  • Pillbug Lab - Part 1 (Observations)
    • Determine with your group what you want to test for Part 2 (Question, Variables, Hypothesis, Procedure, Data Table)
  • Isopod Sheds Skin
  • Prepare for Part 2 of lab (have everything completed up to the data table set-up)
    • Question
    • Identifying the variables (helpful image)
    • Hypothesis
    • Procedure (flow chart format or draw an annotated diagram of the experimental set-up - must be detailed!)
    • Data table (very important!!!! - draw data table up to at least 10 minutes, follow the example)
  • Bring ALL additional materials needed for experiment
  • Chapter 2-3 due Tuesday (8/29)
  • Ecology Quiz corrections by Wed, 8/30
Assembly Schedule
Thursday,
August 24
  • Watch and complete worksheet: Bozeman / AP Bio Lab 11 - Animal Behavior
  • Answer Pre-Lab Questions
  • Read and annotate lab introduction
  • Chapter 2-3 due Monday (8/28) Tuesday (8/29)
  • Ecology Quiz corrections by Wed, 8/30
Assembly Schedule
Wednesday,
August 23
  • Chapter 2-3 due Monday (8/28) Tuesday (8/29)
  • Ecology Quiz corrections by Wed, 8/30
Assembly Schedule
Tuesday,
August 22
  • Quiz
  • Go over graphs (hw)
Look for pillbugs - keep them alive with a wet paper towel and they pretty much can eat anything
(This handout has tips on how to keep pillbugs alive: Pillbug Care)
Monday,
August 21

Friday,
August 18
Turn in: Bozeman Ecology video worksheets
  • Read Biology For A Changing World Chapter 1 - due Monday (file is posted on Schoology). Take notes however you prefer.
  • Finish Dead Zone discussion questions
  • The Scientific Method packet due Tuesday

Thursday,
August 17
Turn in: Syllabus tear-off, Student Survey
  • Ecology Quiz tomorrow, Bozeman Video worksheets due

Wednesday,
August 16
Turn in: Chapter 1 Study Guide
  • Diagnostic
  • Syllabus
    • Go over Big Ideas
  • Get syllabus signed
  • Student Survey
  • Ecology Quiz will be Friday (make sure you finish Bozeman Video worksheets and study)
  • Biology For A Changing World Chapter 1 - due Monday (file is posted on Schoology)

Tuesday,
August 15
Due: Chapter 1 Study Guide, Ecology Bozeman Videos
  • Welcome, 4 Corners, Q&A
  • Big Idea Overviews
  • Diagnostic tomorrow - study Biology Review handout



Summer Assignment


Use the following links to download documents from the summer assignment packet.

AP Biology Expectations and Summer Assignment

Biology Review

Chapter 1 Study Guide


Ecology Bozeman Videos
Bozeman / 020 - Biotic and Abiotic Factors (take notes on separate piece of paper)
Bozeman / 047 - Ecosystems (worksheet)
Bozeman / 046 - Communities (worksheet)
Bozeman / 050 - Populations (worksheet)
Bozeman / 051 - Ecosystem Changes (worksheet)
Bozeman / 022 - Homeostatic Disruptions (worksheet)
Bozeman / 055 - Biodiversity (worksheet)