Biology

 2014-2015  

 See below for Homework!                          

Class Supplies: Mandatory: 3 Ring binder (One section in a large binder or an individual smaller binder)     

Class Needs Supplies (please?) :  3rd pd: Facial tissue     5th pd:  hand sanitizer ($1.00 store :)

6th pd: glue sticks     7th pd:  Colored Pencils              

For Course Outline scroll down!

IN Class work and Homework! (from most recent)

Week of Aug 25-29: Mon: Levels of Organization Notes.  HW: finish Reviews 2 of 2 and 1 of 2  (due Wed.) Tues: short day early out: get ready for TEST 1 Wed. COSMOS: Deeper Still.  HW finish the reviews for TEST tomorrow.  Wed: Test 1: Nature of Science.  Grade notebook one. Hand in reviews HW: Ch2 "Nature of Matter" WKSHT due tomorrow. Thurs: PPT notes - Chemistry in Biology. HW: none Fri: Elements i nLiving Things -HW: Finish Elements in Living Things if Not Completed in Class and read all of Chapter 2 if you have not.

Week of Aug 18-22: Mon: Finish "Milk" lab.  HW Bk 1 Study and Review due WED. Tues: Graphing Notes. HW Bk 1 Study and Review due WED.  Wed. Intro. to Microscope Notes.  HW: none. [Open House Night.]  Thurs. Intro. Microscope Lab. which we will finish Friday no HW.  Fri: Turn in Microscope lab. HW: Review 1 of 2 for Nature of Science Test Next Wed.

Week of Aug. 11-15: Mon: Syllabus, Notes - Ch 1.1: Nature of Sci, Sci. Method.  HW: due Fri: Parent Signature.  Tues: Writing a hypothesis.  CLASS: pairs: Expirimental Design Practice: TURN IN TODAY.  HW: (due Thurs.)Characteristics of Living Things Crossword.  Wed: "How Smart are Animals wksht" HW: yesterday's crossword! Thurs: finish video wksht. discuss turn in HW: none. Fri. START the "Milk Experiment" HW: none.

Week of Aug . 7-8: Thurs. Aug. 7: Name Cards, "Short Tour," Characteristics of Living things" (living/once living/never living) HW: get 3 ring binder Fri. Fri: Start notebook "Nature of Science" & Science suffixes & prefixes - HW: 1/2 wkst "Sounds of Science"  due Monday

 

 

Mrs. Wilson's Tentative Biology Course Unit Outline 2014-2015  (some units are intertwined (overlap) reviewing one as the next is introduced)

Nature of Science/Experimental Design /Science Study Skills                                                Approx. 2 Weeks

  • Lab safety
  • What is science?/biology
  • Scientific Method
  • Graphs, diagrams and charts
  • Microscopes - Hook, Schleiden, Schwann
  • Characteristics of living things
  • Looking ahead: some basic ecology

 

Biochemistry – “the Chemistry of Life”                                                                                Approx. 3 wks

  • The Nature of Matter/Macromolecules
  • The miracle molecule: Water: Properties of water that make life possible
  • Carbon Compounds…
  • Chemical reactions  and enzymes

Cell Structure and Function                                                                                                                Approx. 3 Weeks

  • History of the cell/Cell Theory
  • Levels of organization
  • Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic cell and their structure (organelles)
  • Active, Passive Transport
  • Role of macromolecules and their contributions to cell structure.

 

Cell Energy                                                                                                                                             Approx. 3 Weeks

  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • The role of ATP

 

Cell Reproduction                                                                                                                           Approx. 2 Weeks

  • Cell Growth - Cell cycle
  • Mitosis
  • Meiosis
  • Cancer

 

Second Semester

Genetics                                                                                                                                   Approx. 3 Weeks·         Mendel·         Probability and Punnett Squares – monohybrid/dihybrid crosses·         Nucleic acids: DNA, RNA and protein synthesis 

DNA/RNA                                                                                                                                 Approx. 3 Weeks

  • Franklin, Watson and Crick
  • DNA, Chromosomes, replication
  • RNA and Protein Synthesis
  • Mutations

 

Genetic Engineering and the Human Genome                                                                Approx. 3 Weeks·         Modifying DNA·         Karyotypes·         Heredity                   (genetics may be split in a logical manner between 1st and 2nd SEM)

Biological Evolution/ Biodiversity and the History of Life                                          Approx. 4 Weeks·        Darwin’s Theory·        Evolution of Populations -  Hardy-Weinberg principle ·        Evolutionary patterns·        Natural Selection·        The Fossil Record·        Evolution of Mulitcellular Life·        Patterns of Evolution 

Ecology                                                                                                                                   Approx. 5 Weeks   The Biosphere

  • What is Ecology
  • Energy flow food chain and the energy pyramid

   Ecosystems and Communities                                                                                              

  • Climate
  • Biotic and Abiotic factors

   Populations  

  • How Populations Grow

   Human Impact

  • Renewable and non renewable resources
  • Biodiversity

 

“Microorganisms” (loose terminology for nonliving viruses, and living bacteria, protists..even fungi)

  • Identification and classification                                                                          Approx. 4 Weeks     
  • Diseases cause by…

“Macroorganisms”

  • Plant structure/function studies
  • Animal structure/function studies                                                                     Approx. 4 Weeks     

 

                                                                                                              Approx 1-2 weeks for: (AIMS), Final Review and Final Exam)

Grading:  (On a weighted scale)

A 90-100%    B 80-89%     C 70-79%    D 60-69%       F 59.9-& below                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Classwork/Homework/Notebook (30% of your grade) - Assignments 1 day late receive 60% credit, 2 Days late and more =  a “0” score:  *UNLESS THE ASSIGNMENT IS MADE UP IN CONFERENCE PERIOD!!!!                                         

 Notebook (in 3-ring binder) (Approx 10% of your grade)

  Labs (30% of your grade)                                             

  Assessments - Tests/Quizzes (30% of your grade)

Final Exam will be 10% of entire grade at the end of the semester) 

 All assignments, labs, quizzes, and tests not turned in or completed within the time allotted will be scored as a “0”. 

Missed or missing work can be made up during conference period for credit. Student: When you have missing assignments or you grade has fallen it is to your benefit to come in to my class during conference period to get help!!

If you have further questions, feel free to contact me at (520) 696-3902 ext. 4212. email: stwilson@amphi.com 

Textbook: Biology - Prentice Hall - Macaw Book - Miller and Levine

 

Welcome Biology students.  This is where you will find your Biology assignments for Mrs. Wilson's class, and when those assignments are due