Biology Achievement Schedule: Fall 2011
Winter Schedule
Spring Schedule
Date  Week
Readings
CLASS & LABS
8/29

 1

1.1 - 1.7, 1.9
2.2 - 2.6


1. Intro to Course; Elements & Atoms
2. Molecules & Chemical Bonding
3.
Hydrogen Bonding & Water Properties
A. Water & Scientific Process (SD)
B. pH: A Critical Life Condition & Excel (Computer) (BW)


9/5

 2

NO SCHOOL Mon: Labor Day
3.1-3.4

Make sure to do Microscope Pre-Lab

1. Organic Compounds, Carbohydrates
2
. Carbohydrates & Lipids
3. Lipids & Proteins
B. Molecules of Life (BW)


9/12

 3

3.5-3.7
4.2-4.4
5.6-5.8

1. Proteins (& Nucleic Acids - Much more later); Review
2.
TEST: CHAPTERS 1-3
3. Membrane Structure
A. Microscope Lab / Cell Structure (BW)
B. Diffusion and Osmosis (SD)

9/19

 4

4.5-4.13
5.2-5.5

1. Cell Theory & Structure; Prokaryotes v. Eukaryotes
2.
Organelles
3. Energy & Enzymes
A. Enzyme Catalase (Computer) (MB)
B. Finish Catalase Lab / Computer Lab Graphing (bring in slope calculations) (
MB)


9/26

 5

NO SCHOOL Thurs: Rosh Hashanah
5.5, 6.1-6.6
25.5 (Leaf Structure)
Individual Catalase Lab Reports Due

1. TEST: CHAPTERS 4-5
3. Photosynthesis: Light Reactions
A.
Teach Energy & Light along with Leaf Structure- Chlorophyll Chromatography (BW)
B. Leaf Disk Flotation (SD)


10/3

 6

6.7-6.8
7.1-7.7

Yom Kippur Weekend

1. Photosynthesis: Dark Reactions
2. Glycolysis & Citric Acid Cycle
3. Oxidative Phosphorylation; Anerobic Respiration
A. Yeast Fermentation (Computer) (MB)
B. Yeast Fermentation Alternate Experiments (Computer) (MB)


10/10

 7

8.1-8.6

NO SCHOOL Fri: FACULTY DAY

1. Review & Compare Respiration & Photosynthesis
2. TEST: CHAPTERS 6-7

A. Drosophila Lab Set Up (Wild-SD, White-BW, Dumpy-MB)
B. DNA LAB - WARDS p. 649(Emphasis on Structure)

10/17

 8

NO SCHOOL Mon: FACULTY DAY

9.2-9.6
Individual Yeast Fermentation Lab Reports Due

1. DNA Structure & Replication
2. Transcription
3.
Translation; Mutations
B. Biotech - Electrophoresis Activities (SD)


10/24

 9

10.2, 10.5

11.2-11.4

1. Gene Control
2.
TEST: CHAPTERS 8-9 (part of 10)
3. Cell Division & Mitosis
A. F1 Fly Count I / Set up F2 Cross (SD)
B. F1 Fly Count II / Analyze Data (SD)


10/31

 10

12.1-12.6
In 2010 - Wednesday 9th Grade In-House Field Trip (Periods 1-4)
NO SCHOOL Friday: Parent Conferences

1. Meiosis
2. Variations due to Meiosis
A. NO CLASS (inhouse field trip)
Mitosis (Microscopes & Laptops) (SD)
B. Why Sex? Video


11/7

 11
13.2-13.6

1. TEST: CHAPTERS 11-12
2. Mendel/Traits/Autosomal Inheritance
3.
Independent. Assortment & Two gene inheritance
A. Probability Lab (SD)
B.
Corn Dihybrid & Chi-Square (BW)


11/14

 12

14.1-14.7

1. Blood Types & Incomplete Dominance
2. Sex Linkage & Chromosomal Changes
3. Pedigrees; Prenatal Diagnosis Techniques
A.
Woolly Worms (BW)
B. Drosophila F2 Count (SD)


11/21

 13
16.1-16.5

NO SCHOOL Thurs or Fri: THANKSGIVING

1.Darwin
A. TEST: CHAPTERS 13-14 Genetics
B. Evidence for Evolution & Whale Video
(Handout Fly Data Before Thanksgiving Break)


11/28

 14
16.6-16.9
17.1-17.7

Partner (individual conclusions) FLY LAB REPORT DUE!!

1. Mass Extinctions & Moving Continents
2. Microevolution: Estimating Allele Frequencies (Hardy-Weinberg)
3. Patterns in Natural Selection;
A
. Evolutionary Relationships thru Blood, Fossils, Simulations (BW)
B. Microevolution & Fishy Genetics (Hardy Weinberg (BW)


12/5

 15
17.8-17.14

Come to the Saturday 9th grade study afternoon, 1 - 3:30 pm in the dining room.

1. Changes in Allele Frequencies; Reproductive Isolation
2. Allopatric & Sympatric Speciation

3.
TEST: CHAPTERS 16-17
A.BLAST to the Ancient Past: Cladograms & Taxonomy (Computer Lab) (SD)
B. Phylogeny Lab?????? (SD) (Emphasis on Animals; more work with Cladograms)

12/12
16

English Papers Due Monday

NO SCHOOL Friday: WINTER VACATION!!!!!!

 1. Review for Final Exam
Final Exam (Cumulative)
Tuesday 8:30


Biology Achievement Schedule: Winter 2012
Fall Schedule
Spring Schedule
Date  Week
Readings
CLASS & LABS
1/2

 17

NO SCHOOL Mon
28.1-28.7, 28.9
29.2-29.4
(Consider 37.6-37.7)

1. Levels of Organization; Tissue Details
2. Homeostasis & Anatomical Directions
3. Neurons & Membrane Potentials
B) (Alternate) Respiration Rates in Mice, Crickets, and Peas (Ectotherms v Endotherms) (MB) OR
Trial & Error Learning (MB)


1/9

 18
29.5-29.6, 29.8-29.11
30.2, 30.4-30.5

1. Action Potentials & Synapses
2. Peripheral Nervous System & Central Nervous System
3. Sensations - Vision
A) Sheep Brain Dissection & Explain Disease Project
B)
Vision (BW)

1/16

 19

NO SCHOOL Mon: M. Luther King
30.3,30.6 -30.9
31.1-31.3

1. Sensations - Hearing, Taste
2. TEST: CHAPTERS 28-30
3. Endocrine System & Protein v Steroid Hormone Action
B) ELISA and Pregnancy (SD)


1/23

 20
31.4-31.9
32.1-32.7
1. Hypothalamus & Pituitary Gland
2. Negative Feedback & Opposing Hormones
3. Muscle Action
A)
Bones & Muscles Lab (BW)
B) Muscle Contractions & Frog Muscle (TRY NEW VERNIER SENSOR)

1/30

21 

33.1-33.4, 33.6-7

NO SCHOOL Fri: Professional Day

1. TEST: CHAPTERS 31-32
2.Internal Transport Systems
A) )Goldfish & Blood Cell Types (BW)
B) Part I: Heart Anatomy & Function (SD) - Blood Pressure & EKG


2/6

 22
33.5, 33.8-33.11
34.1-34.3, 34.8

1. Cardiac Cycle
2. Blood & Lymphatic System
3. Immunity & 1st Line of Defense
A) Blood Typing & Circulation (SD)
B)
Part II: Heart Function - Cardiac Cycle (SD)


2/13

 23
34.4-34.6, 34.10-34.11, 34.13
35.1-35.7

1. 2nd Line of Defense; Vaccination
2.Respiratory Systems
3. Gas Exchange
A) Respiration Lab - Lung Volumes and Breathing Rates (BW)
B)
Disease Project Work Day


2/20

 24

NO SCHOOL Mon: President's Day
36.1-36.9

1.TEST: CHAPTERS 33-35
2. Digestive Systems
3. Digestion
B) Disease Presentations


2/27

 25
37.2-37.4

1. Homeostasis: Temperature Regulation
2. Excretion and Salt/Water Balance
3. TEST: CHAPTERS 36-37
A) Rat Dissection (BW)
B) Rat Dissection (BW)


3/5

 26
38.2-38.6, 38.9

1. Male Reproductive A&P
2. Female Reproductive A&P
3. Hormal Control of Ovarian & Menstrual Cycles - In Class Activities
A) Urinalysis (MB)
B)
Animal Embryology (BW)


3/12

 27

38.12-38.15

NO SCHOOL Fri: Spring BreakRegistration Deadline for May 3 SATII test is April 1

1.Human Development
2. TEST: CHAPTER 38 (Tuesday) Incude Rat Quiz if Lab Day
A) Ovarian & Menstrual Cycles (or Fun With Animal Reproduction)(Alternate) Rat Dissection Quiz
B) In the Womb Video


HAVE A GREAT SPRING BREAK!!



Biology Achievement Schedule: Spring 2012
Fall Schedule
Winter Schedule
Date  Week
Readings
CLASS & LABS
4/2

 28

18.1-18.7
19.2, 19.5-19.6, 19.8
20.2, 20.8
April 6th is registion deadline for the May 5th SAT Subject test.

1. Origin of Life
2. Evolution of Organelles
3. Viruse, Bacteria, Archaeans & Protists
A. Set up Plant Experiment (SD)
B. Diversity Lab (Kingdoms & Taxonomy) / Measure Plants (BW)

4/9

 29

21.2-21.4
21.5, 21.7

1. Adaptive Trends Among Plants
2. Intro to Alt. of Generations & Plant Classification
3
. TEST: CHAPTERS 18-21.4 (Sections)
A. Moss & Fern Reproduction / Measure Plants (MB)
B. Angiosperm Reproduction / Measure Plants (SD)

4/16

 30

27.2-27.6
25.1-25.7 (Some)

26.2-26.6

Give Practice SATII for diagnostic purposes

1. Higher Plant Reproduction & Development(Angiosperms)
2. Plant Anatomy & Growth; Intro to Plant Transport - Xylem
3. Plant Transport - Phloem

A. Plant Transport - Roots, Stems, Leaves (Stoma) / Measure Plants (BW)
B. Plant Nutrients & Black Creek Soil Tests / Measure Plants (BW)

4/23

 31

27.7-27.9
Potpourri Week
Registration deadline for SATII test on June 2 is May 8

1. Plant Hormones
2. Plant Tropisms & Rhythms
3.
TEST: CHAPTERS 21.5-21.7 & 25-27
A. Finish Plant Experiment (SD)
B.
Drey Land Forest Techniques (SD)

4/30

32 

40.1-40.5 & 40.7
41.1-41.6

World Civ I paper due!

1. Intro to Ecology & Assign Biomes; Begin Populations
2. Populations
3. Community Relationships
A. Drey Land Stream Techniques & Aquatic Ecosystems (MB)
B.
Human Population Worksheet (SD)


5/7

 33
41.7-41.9
42.1-42.5
42.6- 42.10
43.4-43.10

Partner (inividual. conclusions)Plant Growth Lab Reports due

1. Succession & Species Interactions
2. Energy Flow in Ecosystems
3. Prep for Drey Land & Biogeochemical Cycles
A. Work on Biome Brochures
B
. Biome Brochure Presentations


5/13 - 5/19

 34
BIOLOGY DREY LAND
SAT II:
Practice Test One

SAT II Practice

5/21

 35
FIELD DAY (Friday)

SAT II:
Practice Test Two
Assignments Given in Barron's Review Book
1. Review of Ecology
2.
TEST: CHAPTERS 40-42 & 44
3.
(Alternate) Practice SATII Test
A. Drey Land Equipment & Animal Phylas
B. (Alternate) SATII Practice Test

5/28

 36

NO SCHOOL MONDAY: MEMORIAL DAY
Wed Exam: Science 8:30 - 10:30

Fri - Summer vacation starts !!

FINAL EXAM!!!

6/2
(Sat.)
Recommended SAT Subject Test 8:00 am  Bring pencils and a picture ID with you to the the test center.

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