BIOLOGY (a.k.a. General Biology) - Mr. Nolan 2009-2010
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UNIT 8 HEREDITY
Test on Mendel and Heredity 3/25
Test on Complex Heredity Fri 4/9
UNIT 7 CELL REPRODUCTION
MIDTERM - 1/29/10
UNIT 5 - GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
UNIT 4 - CELL ENERGY
Test January 13, 2010
UNIT 3 - CELL STRUCTURES
Test Friday 11/25
Cell History & Scopes 10/28
UNIT 2 - BIOCHEMISTRY
Test Friday 10/14
UNIT 1 - ECOSYSTEMS
Test Friday 9/18 on Ecosystems
ENERGY TRANSFER & CYCLING OF MATTER
UNIT 2 - SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTATION + Properties of Living Things
Class & Homework Assignment: CONDUCT A CAUSE AND EFFECT SCIENTIFIC STUDY
of Living Things:
Made of CELLS
HOMEOSTASIS – maintain stable internal conditions as surroundings
change (ex. sweat to cool)
METABOLISM – carry out chemical reactions to obtain and use energy
(plants use energy from sun to make sugars to break down, animals break down
food nutrients) to grow, move, process info, etc.
RESPOND to changes in surroundings (find shelter from lightning, migrate
south when temperatures decrease, pupils dilate in darkness)
6. HEREDITY - Pass on DNA as genetic information to offspring.
GROW at some point in life
IGNORE EVERYTHING BELOW HERE
6/10 Evolution Lab
Use NJ Biology End of Course Review as guideline to review textbook chapter heading, figures and end-of-chapter reviews. EOC EXAM is Monday and Tuesday May 18 & 19.
New Unit: Genetics starts 3/11.
Cell Reproduction & Mitosis test Monday 3/09
No HW - Know about stages of the cell cycle and about cancer.
IGNORE MATERIAL BELOW
We have been doing in-class assignments.
If an assignment is missed, it has to be made up as homework.
Biology EOC Exam Review Q's due at the exam Monday, May 19.
Gene Technology Exam Friday, May 9
DNA & Proteins test: P3=Wed March 12; P8=Thrs 3/13
Cell Test: Friday Dec 7, 2007
Ch.3 Altering Genes Test - P3=3/22, P4=3/21, P7=3/23. Covers Sec 3.10 - 3.13 in text + Mutations lab.
Ch.3 Genetics Test Thrs 2/16 for P3 & P4; Fri 2/17 for P7
Online Lab Activity - Karyotypes
This is a two part lab. For the first part, click on the link below and follow the instructions.
For the second part, click on the second link about Down Syndrome at www.webme....
Read introduction and go to [Patient Histories] and complete all
karyotypes and answer all questions.
Syndrome link: http://www.webmd.com/hw/raising_a_family/hw167811.asp
Questions to answer with complete sentences:
are 2 general characteristics, 2 facial features, 2 other medical conditions
What would you do if 22 weeks before your baby was due to be born you learned it would have Down Syndrome?
Why would you make that choice?
Test: Chapter 3 Part I (Sections 1-3) p. 64-69 Friday, January 20 (Heredity & DNA)
Test: Chapter 2 Parts 6, 7, and 8 is Thursday Dec 15.
Test: Chapter 2 Microscope and Cell Parts - Chapter 2-1 through 2-5.
PD 3 & 7= Tuesday Nov 15; PD 4 = Wednesday, Nov. 16
Chapter 1 and related material. PD4 test =Thrs 10/6; PD7 = Friday 10/7.
Scientific Study Proposal Due Dates: P1 and 6 = Monday Sept 19, 2005; P4 = Tuesday 9/20
Homework or collected class work: 5 points each (half points available) see rubric for grading criteria (1 day late = (-20%), not accepted after one day late)
approximately 10 - 20 points each
40 - 60 points each
Essays and projects: 10 - 50 points each