11/25/14

AP BIO

  • No lab tomorrow.
  • Tests are graded, so you can see your score tomorrow. I’ll be posting an extra credit assignment either tonight or tomorrow during the day.
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11/24/14

AP BIO

HONORS BIO

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11/21/14

AP BIO

HONORS BIO

  • HW: STUDY!
  • Here’s the second study guide for the Quarterly. An answer key will be posted Monday afternoon after I check that everyone has attempted all of the questions. The first study guide was posted yesterday, 11/20.
  • Remember to check the Honors Bio section of the website for powerpoint notes and for links to animations and tutorials.
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11/20/14

AP BIO

  • HW:
    • Complete questions 1-5 from the practice problem set posted yesterday.
    • Complete up to page 57 on the Tree Thinking case study. Skip anything involving persuasive writing or extension activities.

HONORS BIO

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AP BIO

HONORS BIO

  • Lab questions are due tomorrow, 11/20
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11/19/14

AP BIO

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11/17/14 – 2nd posting

AP BIO

  • HW:
    • Test Friday….STUDY!
    • Develop your research question and/or hypothesis for the phylogeny lab.
      • Here are a few papers and online tutorials to get you started
      •   Back to the sea after 300 million years (review paper)
      • Phylogeny for the faint of heart (review paper)
      • UC Berkley tutorials: Evolution 101, Phylogenetics 101
      • A sample lab report (but remember, you’ll be making posters).
      • A few potential research questions:
        • Did marine mammals evolve from one common ancestor or several?
        • Do marine mammals represent a mono- or polyphyletic group?
        • Do phylogenetic analyses agree with morphological characteristics of the species represented in the experiment?
        • Is this  marine mammal phylogeny supported by ecological and/or taxonomic data?
        • What specific traits evolved in marine mammals that differentiate them from terrestrial mammals? Are there traits that are unique to marine mammals?
        • Is the cytB tree supported by other phylogenetic analyses (for example, myoglobin).
        • What derived and/or ancestral traits (if any) are shared among the marine mammals?
        • What marine mammal traits show evidence of convergent evolution?

HONORS BIO

  • HW: The due date for the lab packet has been changed to Thursday
  • Reminder: Superquiz on Wednesday. Be sure to go to the Honors Bio section of the website to find class notes for chapter 3. Topics included on the quiz: food chains, food webs, trophic pyramids, carbon cycle, and nitrogen cycle.
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11/17/14

AP BIO

  • HW:
    • Test Friday….STUDY!
    • Develop your research question and/or hypothesis for the phylogeny lab.
      • Here are a few papers and online tutorials to get you started
      •   Back to the sea after 300 million years (review paper)
      • Phylogeny for the faint of heart (review paper)
      • UC Berkley tutorials: Evolution 101, Phylogenetics 101
      • A sample lab report (but remember, you’ll be making posters).
      • A few potential research questions:
        • Did marine mammals evolve from one common ancestor or several?
        • Do marine mammals represent a mono- or polyphyletic group?
        • Do phylogenetic analyses agree with morphological characteristics of the species represented in the experiment?
        • Is this  marine mammal phylogeny supported by ecological and/or taxonomic data?
        • What specific traits evolved in marine mammals that differentiate them from terrestrial mammals? Are there traits that are unique to marine mammals?
        • Is the cytB tree supported by other phylogenetic analyses (for example, myoglobin).
        • What derived and/or ancestral traits (if any) are shared among the marine mammals?
        • What marine mammal traits show evidence of convergent evolution?

HONORS BIO

  • HW: Reminder, the lab packet from last week is due Wednesday.
  • Reminder: You’ll also have a Superquiz on Wednesday. Be sure to go to the Honors Bio section of the website to find class notes for chapter 3. Topics included on the quiz: food chains, food webs, trophic pyramids, carbon cycle, and nitrogen cycle.
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11/16/14

AP BIO and HONORS BIO…..I’m entering first marking period grades right now, so anyone who has questions regarding grades for specific assignments, email me before 10pm.

AP BIO

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11/16/14

AP BIO

  • HW: Reminder, the penguin phylogeny labs are due tomorrow (11/17). If you don’t have a picture of the penguin cladogram you drew during class, just make sure you turn in all of the lab analysis questions.
  • Evolution test II this Friday.
  • Also, I’m entering final grades for MP1 right now, so email me if you have any questions regarding grades for specific assignments.

HONORS BIO

  • HW: Reminder, the lab packet from last week is due Wednesday.
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