BIOLOGY (a.k.a. General Biology) - Mr. Nolan 2009-2010

Welcome to Teacher Notes. I hope this helps you, but keep in mind that instructions I provide in class may be more accurate than what I have posted here.

Mrs. Glock's Teacher Notes includes scanned copies of handouts and other materials, plus due dates.

All my best,

-Mr. Nolan-

 

 

UNIT 8 HEREDITY

Test on Mendel and Heredity 3/25

Test on Complex Heredity Fri 4/9

 

UNIT 7 CELL REPRODUCTION

Test 3/4

 

MIDTERM - 1/29/10

 

UNIT 5 - GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

Test 1/22/2010

 

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

Due: 

 

SCIENTIFIC METHOD STEPS SUMMARY

1.      observation

2.      question

3.      hypothesis

4.      controlled experiment

5.      analyze results

6.      drawn conclusion

 

Properties of Living Things:

1. Made of CELLS

2. HOMEOSTASIS maintain stable internal conditions as surroundings change (ex. sweat to cool)

3. 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.

4. RESPOND to changes in surroundings (find shelter from lightning, migrate south when temperatures decrease, pupils dilate in darkness)

5. REPRODUCE

6. HEREDITY - Pass on DNA as genetic information to offspring. 

7. GROW at some point in life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IGNORE EVERYTHING BELOW HERE

2008-2009

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

 

GENERAL BIOLOGY

 

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

 

 

2006 Below:

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....

 

Karyotype Link: http://www.biology.arizona.edu/human_bio/activities/karyotyping/karyotyping.html

1. Read introduction and go to [Patient Histories] and complete all karyotypes and answer all questions.

 

2. Down Syndrome link: http://www.webmd.com/hw/raising_a_family/hw167811.asp

Questions to answer with complete sentences:

  1. What are 2 general characteristics, 2 facial features, 2 other medical conditions

  2. What would you do if 22 weeks before your baby was due to be born you learned it would have Down Syndrome? 

  3. 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

 

 

GRADING POLICY

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)

Quizzes: approximately 10 - 20 points each

Exams: 40 - 60 points each

Essays and projects: 10 - 50 points each