3/27/15

AP BIO

  • HW
    • Due Monday:
      • Mitosis/Meiosis problem set
      • M&M stats. Make sure you enter your lab data by Friday
    • Due Tues: Chapter 14 outline.
    • Due Wed:
      • Onion root tip lab (just the handout), but make sure you also do a Chi-Square test on your results. Ask questions (before the lab due date) if you’re not sure what to do.

HONORS BIO

  • Test grades are posted to Genesis. All extra credit points have also been posted.
  • Your 3rd quarterly will be given on Wednesday and Thursday. You need to start reviewing your notes now. The quarterly will cover the topics of photosynthesis, respiration, and dna (chapter 12). We’ll be reviewing on Monday and Tuesday.
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3/26/15

Honors Bio

  • A link to the review game.
  • You should also be reviewing the chapter notes these have additional review/practice questions. Go to Honors Bio —> Class Notes —> Chapter 12 —-> Go get the PowerPoint notes
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3/26/15

AP BIO

  • HW
    • For tomorrow: Enter your lab data  in the class data sheets.
    • Due Monday:
      • Mitosis/Meiosis problem set
      • M&M stats. Make sure you enter your lab data by Friday
    • Due Tues: Chapter 14 outline.
    • Due Wed:
      • Onion root tip lab (just the handout), but make sure you also do a Chi-Square test on your results. Ask questions (before the lab due date) if you’re not sure what to do.

HONORS BIO

  • Chapter 12 Test Tomorrow….STUDY!
  • Make sure you go into the Honors Bio section of website and find the review game under Class Notes.
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3/25/15

AP BIO

  • HW:
    • Chapter outlines due tomorrow
      • Chapter 12: Review cell cycle,  phases of mitosis (mostly pay attention to what’s happening to the chromosomes), and be able to explain at least one example of cell signaling and communication from the chapter.
      • Chapter 13: Review the phases of meiosis, compare and contrast the differences between mitosis & meiosis.
  • Here’s the lab data sheet for the onion cell counts. Make sure you add your data by the end of the week.

HONORS BIO

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3/24/15 – second posting

AP BIO

  • HW For tomorrow: We’re covering mitosis tomorrow and you’ll be counting cells during lab.  If you’re able to get a “counter” app on your phone or ipad, try to do so before tomorrow. You’ll need one that can keep track of multiple categories. Here are a few good ones that I found:
  • HW: For Thursday
    • Chapter 12: Review cell cycle,  phases of mitosis (mostly pay attention to what’s happening to the chromosomes), and be able to explain at least one example of cell signaling and communication from the chapter.
    • Chapter 13: Review the phases of meiosis, compare and contrast the differences between mitosis & meiosis.

HONORS BIO

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3/24/15

AP BIO

  • HW: For Thursday
    • Chapter 12: Review cell cycle,  phases of mitosis (mostly pay attention to what’s happening to the chromosomes), and be able to explain at least one example of cell signaling and communication from the chapter.
    • Chapter 13: Review the phases of meiosis, compare and contrast the differences between mitosis & meiosis.

HONORS BIO

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3/22/15

AP BIO

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3/20/15

AP BIO

  • HW: Complete the following sections from the nervous system packet
    • Nervous systems in vertebrates
    • Neuron structure/function
    • Action potentials
    • Synapses (transmission of signal across synapses).
    • Alzheimers
    • Dopamine
  • We’ll be reviewing Monday, and your test will be Tuesday. 18 MC questions and either one long free-response question or two short free-response questions.
  • Topics to review in the Nervous system chapter:
    • Action potentials
    • Integration of signals
    • signal transduction
    • transmission of information along neurons and across synapses
    • the role of neurotransmitters
    • know one illustrative example from the nervous system (vision, hearing, muscle movement, neurohormone production/signalling, emotions)
    • A few animations to help:
      • Anatomy and phys animations HERE and HERE. Make sure you look at the menu on the left, there are additional animations.
      • From the Learn Genetics website, this one is more detailed and interactive.

HONORS BIO

  • HW (Due Monday):
    • Pages 1 and 2 of the From Gene to Protein handout.
    • Finish outlining the remaining sections of the chapter (Chapter 12).
    • Here’s a copy of the “From Gene to Protein” handout. If you want your own copy you’ll have to print one out
  • The chapter 12 test will be next Friday, 3/27.
  • Pop Quiz Spoiler Alert – A pop quiz could happen any time between tomorrow and next Thursday.
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3/20/15

AP BIO

  • Reminder: Today is the final day to register for your AP tests. See me if you have questions or concerns.
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3/19/15

AP BIO

  • HW: 
    • If you haven’t already done so, diagram the renal system (mainly the nephron diagram we went over today in class)
      • make sure you label areas of water, salt, and urea transport
      • label the osmotic gradient of the kidney medulla and cortex
    • In your systems packet (the one that starts with “Gas Transport in Mammals”): pages 129, 131, 132, 139-141.
    • We’re going to go quickly through Nervous system tomorrow, review Monday, then have the systems test on Tuesday. Start reviewing now.

HONORS BIO

    • HW (Due Monday): 
      • Pages 1 and 2 of the From Gene to Protein handout.
      • Finish outlining the remaining sections of the chapter (Chapter 12).
    • Here’s a copy of the “From Gene to Protein” handout. If you want your own copy you’ll have to print one out
    • The chapter 12 test will be next Friday, 3/27.
    • Pop Quiz Spoiler Alert – A pop quiz could happen any time between tomorrow and next Thursday.

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