9/19/14

AP BIO

  • Complete the Chapter 52 population growth practice problems. You can wait until Monday to graph your results.

HONORS BIO

  • Finish outlining the chapter for Monday. Here are the textbook pages to outline: Chapter 1 section 4.
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9/18/14

AP BIO

  • Read and outline chapter 52 in your text. You can follow the general topic outline in the powerpoint notes. You’ll find the notes in the AP Bio section of the site. The PPT is titled “Ecology – All Chapters”.
    • For sections 52.5 and 52.6……just skim these sections.

HONORS BIO

  • HW: Due Friday (tomorrow). Finish outlining Chapter 1, section 2 (click the link to access the textbook pages). Complete the outline in your notebook.
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9/17/14

AP BIO

  • HW:
    • The lab packet from last week is due tomorrow (Thursday).
    • The lab report from today’s lab will be due next Wednesday (9/24). The lab report rubric can be found in the  AP BIO page. See me after school if you need help.

HONORS BIO

  • Quiz tomorrow (Thursday) on the vocab terms from your homework (Data, hypothesis, observation, inference, qualitative data, quantitative data) and on the 8 characteristics of life that we reviewed in class.
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9/16/14

AP BIO

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9/15/14

AP BIO

  • HW: Due Wednesday
    1. Design an experiment to test the effect of environmental conditions on habitat selection in Brine Shrimp. We’ll go over this in more detail tomorrow during class tomorrow. Here are a few resources that might help.
    2. Read/outline chapter 51 ( Behavioral ecology). Focus on the following topics:
      • 51.2 – behavior has genetic components, directed movements (kinesis, taxis), briefly cover communication.
      • 51.3 – environmental influences on behavior, learning, conditioning, mate selection
      • 51.4 – behavioral traits can evolve by natural selection, behavioral variations correspond to changing environmental conditions.
      • Miscellaneous: Mate selection, foraging behavior.

Honors BIO

  • HW:  Review the following vocabs (in your notebook). You can do a google search or review the class notes for Chapter 1, section 1. 
    1. Hypothesis
    2. Observation
    3. Inference
    4. Data
    5. Explain the difference between quantitative and qualitative data
  • Reminder: I should have copies of the textbook in the next week or so. If you need to sign a copy of the book out, please let me know during class. Otherwise, you can use this Online Biology Textbook for the time being.
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9/12/14

AP BIO

  • HW: complete your experimental plan for the Brine Shrimp Hatching lab.
    • If you didn’t finish in class, here’s the  Brine Shrimp Online Tutorial
      • Write a brief summary of these sections: Great Salt Lake food web, brine shrimp life cycle, water in water out

Honors BIO

  • HW:  7th period only – Lab safety handouts are due Monday
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AP BIO

  • HW (Due Friday): Read and outline (in your notebook) the Brine Shrimp Hatching lab handout and design your own experiment.
    • What to outline:
      • Background/ecological/taxonomic information about brine shrimp
      • A very general overview of what you’ll be doing in the lab
      • Your experimental idea/design
    • Lab safety handouts are due tomorrow too.
    • If you’re going to be absent tomorrow, here’s the  Brine Shrimp Online Tutorial
      • Write a brief summary of these sections: Great Salt Lake food web, brine shrimp life cycle, water in water out

Honors BIO

  • HW: Lab safety handouts are due tomorrow (Friday, 9/12).
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9/10/14

AP BIO

  • HW (Due Friday): Read and outline (in your notebook) the Brine Shrimp Hatching lab handout and design your own experiment.
    • What to outline:
      • Background/ecological/taxonomic information about brine shrimp
      • A very general overview of what you’ll be doing in the lab
      • Your experimental idea/design

Honors BIO

  • HW: If you didn’t finish it in class today, finish the graphing lab packet. Here’s another copy: Graphing Lab Packet
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9/9/14

AP BIO

  • HW: Outline sections 1.3-1.6 (from chapter 1) of your textbook. Complete the outline in your notebook and I’ll check them tomorrow.
    • What you can skip: page 22-23 (the snake case study), Limitations of Science, Model Building in Science, The Culture of Science, and Science-Tech-Society.
  • Reminder: tomorrow is lab, it starts at 7:10, so be on time!

Honors BIO

  • UPDATE: The lab packet will be due tomorrow, Thursday.
  • Here’s a copy of the Graphing Lab Packet
  • Period 3: Complete the first two graphs on the lab packet for tomorrow.
  • Periods 6 and 8: Finish the rest of the lab packet for tomorrow.
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9/8/14

AP BIOLOGY

  • HW: Your Inner Fish quiz tomorrow.

Honors Biology

  • Vocab quiz tomorrow (Tuesday)

 

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