The California State Standards for Biology can be viewed at
Click on "Grades 9 thru 12", set page to 51 and hit "return". It will bring you to the first page of the Standards.
2010-09-13 WELCOME! Course Description/Expectations, Educatorpages and Mygradebook, Passwords Question: Where can you find the Standards for Science?
09-14-2010 Collect Course Description signed, Materials (? due at the latest Monday), Compbook due Friday for setup, Scientific Method Advertisment Activity in groups of 4. Question: When in your lives have you used the scientific method?
09-15-2010 Collect Homework ad, Remember to login to mygradebook, poster presentations Question: Reflect: how do you go about "proving" things to yourself?
09-16-2010 PPT on scientific method, materials tomorrow! Question: The steps to the scientific method are....
09-17-2010 Materials Check, Notebook setup, (Finish presentations if necessary) Question: ESLR's stands for....
2010-09-20 Pick up books, materials check, vocabulary page 31 (1.1-1.3) w def, pic, and sentence Question: What is the difference between qualitative vs. quantitative?
09-21-2010 1st 30 minutes: work on vocab (rest is homework), Simpsons "Controls and variables" Worksheet in partner pairs. Quiz friday on ESLR's and scientific method Question: How does biology relate to your life?
09-22-2010 Collect Homework, Colorplate: Being Alive w 20 notes, Question: What does it mean to be alive to you?
09-23-2010 Concept web scientific method, Quiz ESLR's and scientific method on Friday Question: What does "eslr's" stand for?
09-24-2010- Quiz #1, Finish Concept web and turn in. Question: What is the difference between observation vs. inference?
09/27-2010 Microscope Indentify, collect colorplates: animal and plant with defs Question: What have we studied so far and how does it relate to your life?
09/28/2010 Collect "Being Alive" colorpplae Question: The part that a slide goes onto on a microscope is them ------- Question: What I need for my notebook is...
09-27 2010 WS intro microscope Question: What have you studied so far and how does it relate to your life?
10/01 Cell colorplate animal and plant with definitions, assigned study guides and readers Question: Why are cells important?
10/05 Begin work on cell model, Due thursday friday w quizzes Question: What organelles do plant cells have that other cells dont?
10/08 Work on cell model, quizzes begin Question: Role of the golgi apparatus.
10/12 HW Study guide 3.2, Interactive reader page 39-42 Have signed and dated Question: Draw a Picture of the cell membrane
10/13 Redo Quiz #1, cell analogy ppt, w mini poster Reminder: Homework due thursday/friday Question: What role doe the ER play?
10/14 Collect HW study guide 3.2, Intro cell membrane Question: What does it mean by semi permeable?
10/18 Beaker WS in comp book, Cell membrane colorplate w 15 cnotes, Interactive Reader pages 43-48. Question: Draw which way water will move.
10/19 Notebook setup (due thursday/Friday) Quiz #2 Thurs/Fri, Review Questions on the cell Question: Name 2 types of passive transport
10/21 Quiz #2(postponed), Notebook Check, Collect Packet #1 (Int Reader pp 39-42, Ch 3 3.3-3.4 Questions, Cell Membrane with 15 cnotes), Cell Pamphlet Question: The difference between osmosis and diffusion?
10/25 Finish Cell pamphlet Question: Describe a hypotonic solution
10/26 Anemia Reading with questions, Cell Pamphlet due Thursday/Friday Question: Reflect: Skin is semipermeable. Why is that important?
10/28 PPT notes on macromolecules (copy), Cnotes on Section 2.3 pp 44-48 Copy and answer, Collect pamphlet Question: What's a protein?
11/01 Concept web on cell membrane, Cell Theory Current Event Question: Name 3 macromolecules