Biology 1 Honors

Welcome to Biology 1 Honors!

Get ready for a fun, interesting, & challenging year of science smiley

 

Unit 3.1 – DNA, RNA, & Protein Synthesis

 

How does DNA control your life?  This unit will introduce students to concepts related to DNA. Topics include: structure & function, replication, protein synthesis, DNA sequences result in specific proteins, regulation of expression of traits, as well as non-coding DNA. 

 

 

Date

Classwork

Homework

A

01/07 Mon

Notes: Discovery & Structure of DNA

Worksheets (Graphing)

Vocab

B

01/08 Tue

A

01/09 Wed

DNA Replication Notes & Modeling

Complete Questions

B

01/10 Thu

A

01/11 Fri*

Notes: RNA & Protein Synthesis

Worksheets

B

01/14 Mon

A

01/15 Tue

Simulating Protein Synthesis Activities

Complete Questions

B

01/16 Wed

A

01/17 Thu

Decode Activity & Notes: Point Mutations

Worksheets

B

01/18 Fri*

H

01/21 Mon

 Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No Classes

 

A

01/22 Tue

Notes: Epigenetics; reading activity

Complete Questions

B

01/23 Wed

A

01/24 Thu

Wolf Genome Project

Complete Questions

B

01/25 Fri*

A

01/28 Mon

NB Check; Lab: Extracting DNA

Complete Lab Report

Study

B

01/29 Tue

A

01/30 Wed

Unit 3.1 Test

Unit 3.2 Vocab

B

01/31 Thu

*Weekly Checks each Friday after school – Monday before school!

 


 
   

Biology 1 Honors: Course Description

 This one year course is designed around introductory biological concepts designed for the academically-oriented student. Emphasis is placed on developing critical-thinking skills, research skills & laboratory techniques. Independent study projects and inquiry-based learning experiences are integral parts of the course requirements. This course will fulfill one of the two science credits required for high school graduation and the college entrance requirements for a laboratory science.

 

Upon completion of this course, you will learn to reason scientifically & think flexibly, as well as improve your problem-solving skills, reinforce your communication skills, and learn a wide range of scientific concepts. You will also learn to value science and understand the connections between yourselves and the world around you, and how these connections are shaped.

 

We will be studying introductory biological concepts this year, including: Ecosystem Dynamics/Interactions, Matter & Energy in Ecosystems, DNA & Heredity, Evolution/Natural Selection, and Homeostasis
 


click here for Course Expectations

                                                  
 


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