Daily Schedule for Biology I

Here you will find the daily activities for Biology.  If you have any absences or if you missed something during class, please check to see what you missed.  Most of the activities have associated notes or handouts.  When you return, make sure you know exactly what to ask me and/or your classmates about and/or for.  Once you get the handouts and notes, they can be done at home, so please complete them before the next notebook check. 

November 15, 2016

Biology, today you were expected to complete and turn in the assignments left to you last Monday.  The substitute also should have gone over the review with you.

November 14, 2016

Biology, today you were expected to work on the assignments left to you last Monday.

November 10, 2016

Biology, today you were expected to work on the assignments left to you Monday.

November 9, 2016

Biology, today you were expected to work on the assignments left to you Monday.

November 8, 2016

Biology, today you were expected to work on the assignments left to you Monday.

November 7, 2016

Biology, today you took notes and did activities on microscopes.  Our final notes were on endosymbiosis theory.  You were also given vocabulary terms and a group of papers you are expected to turn in on the 15th of November.  Included were two POGILs,  a review for the test, and a lab analysis.  Your test on cells will be on November 17th.  We will be doing a lab on November 16thYou were also given the papers for "I learned..." and "I remember..." and you were asked to complete the sentence with something you learned and something else you remembered about the two standards presented last week.

The ten vocabulary terms were:  Bacteria, Cell membrane, Chloroplast, Control, Data table, Dependent variable, Experimental design, Eukaryotic cell, Graph, Homeostasis, Hypertonic, Hypothesis, Hypotonic, Independent variable, Isotonic, Law, Metabolism, Mitochondria, Organelle, Plasmid, Prokaryotic cell, Solute, Solution, Solvent, and Theory.  Make sure you define these words before the quiz on them next Friday (November 18)

November 4, 2016

Biology, today you had a quiz on cell organelles and their functions.  Then, we continued the cellular transport notes.

November 3, 2016

Biology, today we did a final worksheet on cell organelles and functions.  After, we started discussing cellular transport. 

November 2, 2016

Biology, today we labelled cells on a white board.  Then, we filled in Venn diagrams to compare prokaryotes to eukaryotes, and animal cells to plant cells.  You will be quizzed on organelles on Friday.

November 1, 2016

Biology, today we labelled cells and inserted the pages into your INB.  Then, we did an activity where you were expected to assign various features to different types of cells. 

October 31, 2016 - Happy All Hallow's Eve/Halloween!!

Biology, today you were asked to record the following two standards in your INB:

SC.912.L.14.3 - Compare and contrast the general structures of plant and animal cells.  Compare and contrast the general structures of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.     

SC.912.L.14.3 - Relate structure to function for the components of plant and animal cells.  Explain the role of cell membranes as a highly selective membrane.  

After, you were given the paper for "I know..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you know about the standards.  You were also given the papers for "I learned..." and "I remember..." and you were asked to complete the sentence with something you learned and something else you remembered about the two standards presented last week.

We continued with notes on cell organelles and structures.  You will have a quiz on this on Friday.  Finally, we watched this video

October 28, 2016

Biology, today we spent time catching up on the material this week, and then we discussed study skills.

October 27, 2016

Biology, today we completed the video from Tuesday, and then you were asked to record the following in your INB:

SC.912.L.14.1 - Describe the scientific theory of cells (cell theory), and relate the history of its discovery to the process of science.     

After, you were given the paper for "I know..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you know about the standard.

We continued with a video on Cell Theory.  There was a worksheet to accompany this.  If you missed today, you need to watch the video at the above hyperlink, and complete the worksheet at the second hyperlink.  We then completed the day with some notes on Endosymbiosis Theory. 

October 25, 2016

Biology, today you were asked to record the following in your INB:

SC.912.L.15.8 - Describe the scientific explanations of the origin of life on Earth.     

After, you were given the paper for "I know..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you know about the standard.

Then, we started a video on the Origins of Life on Earth.  Accompanying the video was a worksheet.  If you missed today, you need to watch the video at the above hyperlink, and complete the worksheet at the second hyperlink.  

October 24, 2016

Biology, today you had the opportunity to reattempt all of your missed questions from the test on Friday.  This was due to a combination of far-reaching lack of mastery, and because it was admitted by many students that you had not done enough to prepare.  Due to the end of the grading period having occurred, and grades being due this week, I gave you a second chance before we moved to new material.  This is not a typical thing, so please treat it as the gift it is and do more to prepare in the future.

October 21, 2016

Biology, today you had a test on biomolecules, enzymes, pH and water.  There were a few questions on ecology, too.  After your test, you were expected to use your remaining time to get me any missing assignments.

October 20, 2016

Biology, today was a make-up/catch-up day.  You were expected to use this time to get all of your notebook stuff ready for a check this week, and for the test.  We also reviewed for the test.

October 19, 2016

Biology, today was a make-up/catch-up day.  You were expected to use this time to get all of your notebook stuff ready for a check this week, and for the test.  We also reviewed for the test.

October 18, 2016

Biology, today was a make-up/catch-up day.  You were expected to use this time to get all of your notebook stuff ready for a check this week, and for the test.

October 17, 2016

Biology, today was a make-up/catch-up day.  You were expected to use this time to get all of your notebook stuff ready for a check this week, and for the test.

October 14, 2016

Biology, I postponed the quiz until Monday.  Instead, I assigned you pages from the workbooks and two POGILS.  From our "alligator books," we pulled out pages 19, and you were expected to complete both sides.  From our "pencil books," we pulled out pages 135 and 137, and you were asked to complete 136, 137 and 138; do not do page 135.

October 13, 2016

Biology, notes on enzymes were completed and we reviewed for the water and pH quiz tomorrow

October 12, 2016

Biology, I asked you to read section 2.5 in the textbook today and then we discussed what we read.  We started the notes on Enzymes after the discussion. 

October 11, 2016

Biology, we took our Vocabulary test today, and you used the rest of class to work on your notebook and try to get caught up.  You have a test on macromolecules next Thursday, and it will include water, pH and some ecology.   

October 7, 2016

Biology, today was a make-up/catch-up day.  You were expected to use this time to get all of your notebook stuff ready for a check next week, and for the test.

October 6, 2016

Biology, you were given instructions on a macromolecule foldable, and you were asked to complete it.  It needs to be done by Friday. 

October 5, 2016

Biology, we completed the table on the macromolecules, and then discussed and manipulated the structures of macromolecules.  Finally, we pulled out pages 121 and 123 from the "pencil" workbook, and completed 122-124.

October 4, 2016

Biology, we started the day with the vocabulary quiz.  Then, we finished any remaining notes on biomolecules, and started filling in a table on the macromolecules. 

October 3, 2016

Biology, we started the day with the review for the vocabulary quiz tomorrow.  Then, you were given the papers for "I learned..." and "I remember..." and you were asked to complete the sentence with something you learned and something else you remembered about the water standard presented last week.  You were then asked to record the following in your INB

SC.912.L.18.1 - Describe the basic structures and primary functions of the four major categories of biological macromolecules. 

After, you were given the paper for "I know..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you know about the standard.  Finally, we concluded by starting the notes on biomolecules.

September 30, 2016

Biology, we did some worksheets from assigned workbooks (assigned means your name is on it) on water and atoms, ions and molecules.  We pulled two pages out of each workbook.  From our "alligator books," we pulled out pages 11 and 13, and you were expected to complete both sides.  From our "pencil books," we pulled out pages 139 and 141, and you were asked to complete 139, 140 and 141; do not do page 142.   

September 29, 2016

Biology, we finished our notes on water.  Tomorrow, we will have some activities on water and ions.   

September 28, 2016

Biology, we started our notes on water and its unique properties.  We also checked out books to those students who wanted to take one home to use as a resource. 

September 27, 2016

Biology, we had a vocabulary quiz on the words from two weeks ago.  Then, we finished the notes for atoms, ions and molecules. 

September 26, 2016

Biology, you started by recording the following in your INB

SC.912.L.18.12 - Discuss the properties of water that contribute to the contribute to Earth's suitability as an environment for life:  cohesive behavior, ability to moderate temperature, expansion upon freezing, and versatility as a solvent.     

After, you were given the paper for "I know..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you know about the standard.  You received new vocabulary words for the next week; this set is two weeks worth of words.  Finally, we concluded by starting the notes on atoms, ion and molecules.  If you are missing any of this, ask a classmate first. 

The ten vocabulary words were:  Acid, Adhesion, Base, Cohesion, Covalent Bond, High Heat Capacity, Ionic Bond, Molecule, pH, and Polar.  Make sure you define these words before the quiz on them next Tuesday

September 23, 2016

Biology, today was a make-up/catch-up day.  You were expected to use this time to get all of your notebook stuff ready for a check next week.  You also made up any missing assignments.  You have a notebook check next Wednesday.  I will take notebooks early, and I will be walking around and checking next week. 

September 22, 2016

Biology, today was a make-up/catch-up day.  You were expected to use this time to get all of your notebook stuff ready for a check next week.  You also made up any missing assignments.

September 20, 2016

Biology, we had a test on Ecology today.  If you missed it, you will make it up when in class next.  Also, if you need to reassess, you will be called up and an opportunity will be discussed with you. 

September 19, 2016

Biology, we reviewed for the Ecology test tomorrow.  You were given a review either Friday or today.  If you use that to study and practice, you should do well on the test.  Also, you were given the paper for "I remember..." and you were asked to complete the sentence with something you remembered about the standards presented last week.

September 16, 2016

Biology, we finished our videos and notes from the day before, and you were give the paper for "I learned..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you learned about the four standards presented this week.   

September 15, 2016

Biology, today we watched several videos on biodiversity, human impact, and sustainability.  Using the videos we discussed biodiversity, losses to biodiversity, climate change, and human impacts. 

September 14, 2016

Biology, you started by recording the following standards in your INB

SC.912.L.17.13 - Discuss the need for adequate monitoring of environmental parameters when making policy decisions.  SC.912.L.17.8 - Recognize the consequences of the losses of biodiversity due to catastrophic events, climate changes, human activity, and the introduction of invasive, nonnative species.  SC.912.L.17.20 - Predict the impact of individuals on environmental systems, and examine how human lifestyles affect sustainability.            

After, you were given the paper for "I know..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you know about the standard.  We took a quiz on the second set of vocabulary words.  Finally, we discussed and took notes on management and policies.   

September 13, 2016

Biology, we had a guest speaker today who came to talk to you about conservation and monitoring.  This applies to a standard I will have you copy tomorrow.   

September 12, 2016

Biology, you started by recording the following in your INB

SC.912.L.17.4 - Evaluate the costs and benefits of renewable and nonrenewable resources, such as water, energy, fossil fuels, wildlife and forests.   

After, you were given the paper for "I know..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you know about the standard.  You received new vocabulary words for the next week.  Then you were given the paper for "I remember..." and you were asked to complete the sentence with something you remembered about the standards presented last week.  Finally, we concluded with the notes on renewable and nonrenewable resources.  If you are missing any of this, ask a classmate first. 

The five vocabulary words were:  Biomagnification, Biomass, Carnivore, Food Web, and Herbivore.  Make sure you define these words before the quiz on them next Tuesday

September 9, 2016

Biology, you started by completing an Ecology Quiz.  You will have a chance to bring up the grade with the unit test next week, or early the following.  We continued to work on the Succession POGIL, and concluded with the paper for "I learned..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you learned about the two standards presented this week.  

September 8, 2016

Biology, you started by recording the following in your INB

SC.912.L.17.4 - Describe the changes in ecosystems resulting from seasonal variations, climate changes, and succession.   

After, you were given the paper for "I know..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you know about the standard.  Then, we started a POGIL on Succession that will be completed tomorrow after the quiz.  We also reviewed briefly for the aforementioned quiz.   

September 7, 2016

Biology, we did progress monitoring testing to determine baseline data.  Later in the year, you will do two more tests, and you should improve.  Additionally, we will be using this data to determine if you are ready for the EOC at the end of the year. 

September 6, 2016

Biology, you started by recording the following in your INB

SC.912.L.17.2 - Explain the general distribution of life in aquatic systems as a function of chemistry, geography, light, depth, salinity and temperature.   

After, you were given the paper for "I know..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you know about the standard.  Then, we did four handouts on aquatic systems, and took a few notes.  If you are missing "Marine Ecosystems," "Marine Zones," "Temperature and Aquatics," and/or "Aquatic Cycling," please come see me for the handouts, and a classmate for the notes.  We concluded the class with the paper for "I remember..." and you were asked to complete the sentence with something you remembered about the standard presented last week.

August 31, 2016

Biology, we spent the day playing a game called "Oh, Deer!" After, we discussed what we found.  You are responsible for getting the data, and graphing your classes results from below.  The data is presented as Y# - # of Survivors.  Put years 0-12 on the x-axis, and put number of deer on the y-axis.    

5th Period Results: Y0-4, Y1-8, Y2-16, Y3-18, Y4-14, Y5-24, Y6-4, Y7-8, Y8-16, Y9-18, Y10-16, Y11-20, Y12-12

6th Period Results:  Y0-4, Y1-8, Y2-14, Y3-8, Y4-14, Y5-8, Y6-14, Y7-8, Y8-15, Y9-6, Y10-12, Y11-12, Y12-10

7th Period Results:  Y0-4, Y1-8, Y2-16, Y3-11, Y4-19, Y5-6, Y6-12, Y7-18, Y8-8, Y9-16, Y10-6, Y11-12, Y12-15

August 30, 2016

Biology, you started by recording the following in your INB

SC.912.L.17.5 - Analyze how population size is determined by births, deaths, immigration, emigration, and limiting factors (biotic and abiotic) that determine carrying capacity.   

After, you were given the paper for "I know..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you know about the standard.  Then we did the Population POGIL.  If you missed this, you need to come to me and get the worksheet, then get the answers from a classmate.

August 29, 2016

Biology, you started class with your new vocabulary words.  Next, you were given the paper for "I remember..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you remembered about the two standards presented from last week.  Then we spent the class going through the notebook to ensure you had all the pages.  Finally, we reviewed for the vocabulary quiz tomorrow.   

The five vocabulary words were:  Autotrophs, Consumer, Decomposer, Heterotroph and Producer.  Make sure you define these words before the quiz on them next Tuesday

August 26, 2016

Biology, you started by recording the following in your INB

SC.912.L.17.9 - Use a food web to identify and distinguish producers, consumers and decomposers.  Explain the pathway of energy through trophic levels and the reduction of available energy at successive trophic levels. 

After, you were given the paper for "I know..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you know about the standard.  Next, we looked at the St. Andrews Bay Food Web, then used what we learned from it to identify the producers, consumers and decomposers on another food web.  Then, we analyzed a flow chart on energy movement in food webs and trophic levels.  We used what we learned here to complete a 3D food pyramid.  This pyramid will count as a quiz and is due Wednesday.  You will have to get with me and a classmate if you are missing any of this.  We finished the day with the paper for "I learned..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you learned about the two standards presented this week (yesterday and today).  

August 25, 2016

Biology, today was our first day of the Ecology unit.  You were to record the following in your INB

SC.912.E.7.1 - Analyze the movement of matter and energy through the different biogeochemical cycles, including water and carbon. 

After, you were given the paper for "I know..." and asked to complete the sentence with something you know about the standard.  Next, we drew both the water and carbon cycle and labeled them with numbers.  The numbers were recorded below with accompanying notes for that part of the cycle on what was happening, and how energy and matter were moving and transforming.  You will have to get with me and a classmate if you are missing any of this.       

August 24, 2016

Biology, we started by going over the Science Knowledge Survey.  The purpose of this was to deal with misconceptions you have about the nature of science and the scientific method.  Then we read the article "Seek Funding Added to the Scientific Method."  Once read, you were required to ask two questions using a sentence stem flip chart.  One question needed to be from the "easy" sections:  remembering, understanding, or applying.  The second question needed to be from the "hard" sections:  analyzing, evaluating, or creating.  I will help you with this process when you are next in class.  

August 23, 2016

Biology, I took time to show how I expect the notebook to be set up and went through each page.  If you are still having difficulty, come see me before or after school.  We also finished the Science Knowledge Survey.  Be sure this is finished, as we will go over it first thing tomorrow.

August 22, 2016

Biology, we took the Safety Test today.  You will have to make this up as soon as possible if you missed it; please come see me to arrange that.  I handed out the last of the "administrative" documents, so you will have to come get these from me as soon as possible:  Reassessment Tic-Tac-Toe will go on page 8, Learning Targets will go on page 9, and EOC Benchmarks will go on page 10.  Next, we defined our first vocabulary words, which are listed below.  Finally, we did a Science Knowledge Survey, which is outlined below.  Please make sure to complete these assignments before the next notebook check

The five vocabulary words were:  Biodiversity, Organism, Population, Species, and Trophic Levels.  Make sure you define these words before the quiz on them next Tuesday

For the Science Knowledge Survey, go to the "Important Documents" page above and find the document.  Indicate if you agree or disagree with the 25 statements.  Briefly (2-3 sentences) justify your answer, and leave space to record justification if you got it wrong.

August 19, 2016

Biology, we completed a room map of safety equipment for room 301.  We also had a "Safety Scenario" activity.  If you are missing any of these activities, please get the handout the next day you are in class, and complete with a classmate.     

August 18, 2016

Biology, your syllabus and safety contract is due by Wednesday.  Your Safety Test is on Monday.  I am planning your first notebook check for two to three weeks out from now.  Come to class prepared and try to have your notebook by next Wednesday.  If you are missing any of the handouts, please get them from me as soon as possible, and ask a classmate for assistance.