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 COURSE SCHEDULE & RESOURCES 2020-2021: Ms. Margaret Bahe
Monday and Thursday Labs

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Jump to Specific Units by clicking below:
Fall Semester Spring Semester
  • Resouces Canvas for JBS
  • Course Overview Binder pages 1-18
  • Unit 1: Chemistry of Life, especially water; Apply to Seed Germination & Xylem Transport Binder pages 19 - 68
  • Unit 2: Cell Structure & Membrane Transport; Apply to Phloem Transport & Osmoregulation Binder pages 69 - 126
  • Unit 3: Metabolism & Enzymes; Apply to Human Digestion Binder pages 127 -176
  • Unit 4: Energy Process - Respiration; Apply to Gas Exchange Systems Binder pages 177 - 228
  • Unit 5: Energy Process - Photosynthesis; Apply to adaptations for Environmental conditions Binder pages 229 - 268
  • Unit 6: Cell Division & Regulation of Division; Binder pages 269 - 326
  • Fall Final Exam Binder Pages 327 - 338
  • Unit 7: Cell Signaling & Communication; Apply to Neuron Transmission, HormoneCommunication & Immunity Binder pages 1 - 38
  • Unit 8: DNA, Protein Synthesis; Apply to Biotechnology Binder pages 39 - 162
  • Unit 9: Genetics & Inheritance; Apply to BioEthical Issues Binder pages 163 - 218
  • Unit 10: Natural Selection & Diversity Life Binder pages 219 - 336
  • Unit 11: Interactions: Plant & Animal Response, Behavior & Ecology, Origin of Life Binder pages 337 - 420
  • Review Separate Binder TBA(Coming in late April)

RESOURCES FOR AP BIOLOGY
Textbook Campbell's Biology in Focus, 3rd Edition, published in 2019. Sections indicated from the syllabus are from this text. Students need not bring their texts to class unless specifically asked to do so. Students can also access the text online. Use the text as a resource to explain the topics discussed in class and lab.

Study Guide &
Reading Guides

Study guide to accompany Campbell's Biology in Focus. Specific sections from each chapter will be noted on the syllabus. In addition, students will find a wealth of study aids on the website that accompanies Campbell's Biology in Focus.
Lab Manual AP Biology Investigative Labs (published by the College Board) plus numerous addtional labs described in handouts in the class binder. Updates to the first edition are available here. The HHMI guide to statistics is extremely helpful.
Lab Results Students will keep a record of their laboratory work in their notebook/binder, including all raw data collection and documentation of their laboratory investigations. Students will also be writing formal lab reports and data analysis on most of their investigations.

Syllabus

Canvas

Students will use the syllabus below for both daily and long term asssignments. Due dates and specific details may be adjusted during class. Reading assignments should be completed before class, although "pop quizzes" will never be given. Some students find reading more helpful after having heard discussion of the topics. The textbook should be used as just one of many available resources to help clarify concepts. Often a short (5-15 minute) video clip or two is offered to present the content in addition to the text.
Binder Students will receive both a Fall Binder, a Spring Binder and a Review binder. These binders should be brought to class and lab everyday. They contain diagrams, handouts, worksheets, lab descriptions, practice problems, and other useful materials for the efficient flow of class. Students should add their own notes directly to this binder.
Reading About Biology

 UNIT #1

 1: THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE: Binder Pages: Unit1

Week 1: August 27-28: school begins (Two Days)
Lab 2
  • Welcome Back!!
  • Here is where the assignment for this day would be listed.
  • If you stumble here in the summer, feel free to peruse chapter #1
Class 3
  • Chemistry for Biology (Use the periodic table Binder pg. 21-22);
  • Emphasis here is on types of chemical bonds & electronegativity
  • Phet Simulation: Molecule Polarity & Bond Character (not much here)
  • Chem Review ppt
**Nearly everything we talk discuss in Chemistry today should be review since you have had an entire year of chemistry. A couple of concepts will be indispencible, so concentrate on isotopes, energy levels, valence shell electrons, electronegativity & types of bonding.
Week 2: August 31- September 4
Lab 1
  • Lab Set Up: Scientific Method: Design an Experiment: Seed Germination (Binder 23-24)
  • How to write a research hypothesis from NABT
  • Begin Lab Activities: Water's Properties; (Binder pg. 31-32)
    Water Properties ppt;

 

  • Text 1.1 (Skim), 1.2 (Skim), 1.3 (Read)** (See below)
  • Lots of Housekeeping things:
**Use your text as a reference. Much of the Biology content of the course will be discussed in class and your text will serve to help explain that content in another way. You may read the content before or after class; you will never have a "pop quiz" on a night's reading but sometimes you will be expected to be ready to discuss the reading in classs.
Class 1
Class 2
  • Application: Water Transport in Plants
  • Check Seeds; record Data
  • Skill: Interpreting a Scatter Plot with Regression Line: Text pg. 41 (Binder page 45): Carbonate ion concentration and Calcification Rate of a Coral Reef
  • Text 29.5 - Pay particular attention to how the properties of water are used in the process of water transport
  • Watch Plant Transport: Xylem & Phloem (Med. Animations) (5.5 min)
Lab 2
  • Intro to Statistics: Means, Medians, SD, SEM and 95% CI
  • Introduce and Practice using EXCEL for data tables and graphs
    • Use seed data; (See Introduction to Data Analysis Binder 25 and 47+) Discuss evaluation of the data.
**I will ask you to memorize the functional groups in figure 3.6: name, formula (from Textbook pg. 48) and properties conferred (from class); you could make some flashcards to help you learn these.
Class 3
  • Text 3.2
  • Remember to work on your seed germination lab report
Week 3: Sept 7 - 11 (4 DAYS --  No Mon. Labor Day)
Lab 1

No School - Labor Day

No School
Class 1- A
  • Text 3.3 and/or
  • Watch Bozeman's Carbohydrates
  • Remember to work on your seed germination lab report
Class 2- B
  • Finish Carbohydrates (Binder pg. 51+)
  • Begin Lipids (Binder pg. 54+)
  • Text 3.4 and/or
  • Watch Bozeman's Lipids;
  • Write Essay #129 on water (See below) - Submit on Canvas

Essay #129: The unique properties (characteristics) of water make life possible on Earth.  Select three properties of water and:
a.  For each property, identify and define and explain it in terms of the physical/chemical nature of water.
b.  For each property, describe one example of how the property affects the functioning of living organisms
Lab 2- A
  • Intro to Statistics: Means, Medians, SD, SEM and 95% CI
  • Use Excel to add statistics to data table and error bars to graphs
  • In teams, meet in breakout rooms to discuss conclusion
Class 3- B
  • Finish Lipids;
  • Begin discussion of protein structure (Binder 56+);
    • Build with toobers

 

  • Complete Lab on Seed Germination - All submitted on canvas
    • One data table as a pdf
    • Two graphs made with EXCEL with error bars on the bar graph; each printed as a pdf
    • Short conclusion - items #1-3 from Lab Report Binder p. 12) - submit as a text submission
    • Due TODAY
  • Optional: Want more information on exactly what SEM and 95% CI are? Try this 10 min. video: Standard Deviation & Standard Error of the Mean (very clear and straightforward)
Week 4: Sept. 14 - 18
Lab 1-A
  • AP Lab #11: (Begin) Transpiration in Plants: Set up (Binder pg. 39+);
    • Input data into Google Spreadsheet (See link on Canvas)
    • Begin gathering stomate denisty data
  • Read AP Lab Manual pg. 135 - 137
  • Watch video: Bozeman's Finding Stomata (4.5 minutes
Class 1- B
  • Mass Plants
  • Complete proteins & organic molecules (Binder pg. 56+)

Class 2- A
  • Mass Plants
  • Review: AP Classroom Personal Progress check
    • Multiple Choice
    • Essay examples

  • Look over unit objectives - What questions do you have?
  • Selected Questions from Unit 1 Personal Progress Check (Binder pg. 61 - 68)
  • Write answers to Stomate Questions (Handed out in class or link provided)

Lab 2- B
  • Mass Plants
  • AP Lab #11: Measuring Stomate Densities
  • Discuss Transport in plants - Xylem, Phloem,
Class 3- A TEST: Unit #1 (See essay question below)
Chapters: 1 , 2, 3, parts of 29 (29.5 - 29.6)
Prepare for TEST
Write Essay Question #
Test Essay 57. Discuss the biological importance of each of the following organic compounds in relation to cellular structure and function in plants and animals. Include how the structure of these molecules allows them to carry out these functions. a. Carbohydrates. b. Proteins c. Lipids. d. Nucleic acids {Comments: Ignore nucleic acids for now. Don't restrict yourself to only cellular structure & function. Do other levels too. The last sentence in italics is mine; it's not part of the original question.}
STUDY GUIDES Write the answers to the following in your study guide
Ch. 1:
Focus Questions: 1.6 - 1.7  Multiple Choice: 1-3, 5, 6
Ch. 2: Focus Questions: All except 2.12 Structure your knowledge:1, 3Multiple Choice: All except 22 and 43
Ch. 3: Focus Questions: All (write 3.9 to the left- include at least 8 links) except 3.10 and 3.11 (we will not study nucleic acids now) Structure your knowledge: 2, 3 & 4 (You will need a sheet of paper for #4) Matching All except 3 and 6 Multiple Choice: All except 6, 14, 22, and 24-26
OTHERS

Objectives for Unit #1
Working With Data: Feminization of Frogs, Testing Significance, Protein Structure

ESSAYS 149, 193,129, 199, 110, 35, 57, 110, 127, 152, 185,  31, 48a, 55a, 99, 109, 125, 134, 158, 175, 199, 212, 229
VIDEOS The videos section of the resurces provides links to videos that either are short snippets on individual concepts, or they are 10-15 minute presentations on a larger topic. Those done by Bozemen Science (by an AP Bio teacher named Paul Anderson) are the best. If you'd like to hear another point of view, listen to a presentation a second time, like to review orally, or need to make up a lesson becaue of an absence, then these Bozeman videos are for you. Peter Raven's site has numerous short animations on many topics we study.
VIDEOS & MORE

Mr. Anderson (Bozeman Science) can walk you through
- Biological Molecules
- Molecules of Life
- Polymers
- Carbohydrates
- Lipids
- Proteins
- Water: A Polar Molecule
- Acids, Bases & pH
- Plant Nutrition and Transport
From 3D Medical Animations: (Great Visuals)
- Plant Transport in xylem and phloem


Need a little more on Protein structure? Check out Kristina Gremski's Proteins Part 1 and Proteins Part II.
Feeling weak on your chemistry? check out chemistry Background for Biology (by Gremski)
Kahn Academy has lots to offer for Chemistry Topics (Over 100!) You might like bonds, Periodic table, balancing equations, & pH

Statistics: Correlation is not Causation
Mr. Anderson teach some statistics: Chi-Square Test, Standard Deviation, Standard Error and Statistics for Science
Clear presentationof Standard Deviation & SEM
How to add error bars to Excel Graph (nice accent!)
Ted Talk: Marshmallow Challenge
A Professor uses the Archerfish for Asking Scientific Questions
FYI: Game/Puzzle on Protein Folding Video about the designer


 UNIT # 2

 CELL STRUCTURE & MEMBRANE TRANSPORT Binder Pages: Unit 2

Week 5: sept. 21 - 25 (Blue & Gold week)
Lab 1- B

COHORT B: Does Lab

  • Return Tests if everyone has taken it.
  • AP Lab #11: Transpiration in Plants: Follow-up; (Binder pg.39+);
    • Mass plants - last time
    • Determine leaf surface area;
    • Calculate water loss per surface area unit;
    • Discuss evaluation of data;
    • all students will evaluate one environmental factor's effect on the transpiration of two plant types.
    • Transport in Plants ppt
  • IF TIME: Data Analysis of Transpiration (Excel)
    • Lab Skills: Using spreadsheets to do calculations, create data tables, calculate statistics, and draw graphs for transpiration lab. (Binder 39+); you should leave lab today with all data done for at least one question. (Final Transpiration Lab Report is due ......)
  • COHORT A: Present for Introduction to the Lab and during the second period Independently does lesson on Cell Membranes & Transport Across Cell Membranes

Class 1-A
  • The link for the Lesson on Cell Membranes & Cell Transport
  • COHORT A does this lesson during the second lab period on lab day and COHORT B does this lesson today while COHORT A does the lab to take data on the transpiration plants.
  • Intro to Cell Membrane Structure
    • Phospholipids, proteins, carbohydrates, bilayer
    • Importance of cholesterol to membrane flexibility
  • Mechanisms of cell transport across membranes
    • Passive and Active Mechanisms
    • (Use Binder page 81 and 83+- outline)
  • Phet Simulation on Diffusion (could use as experiment) and on Membrane Channels (also can use as experiment - takes a few seconds to load); video of teacher using the simulation: Membrane Channeles & Diffusion - Mr. Pauller
  • OPTION -
Class 2-B
  • Transpiration Lab Follow-Up: Excel
    • Download data into Excel
    • Remove irrelevant data
    • Make Data Table for Plant #1 (Loriope)
    • Add Columns for statistics (SD, SEM, 95% CI)
    • Make Scatterplot for Plant #1
Lab 2-A
  • AP Lab #4: Diffusion & Cell Size; Diffusion & Solute Size; Cell Races; (Parts 1 & 2 - Binder pg. 71+)
  • Demo: Celery &Carrots; Demo Iodine & Starch
  • Zoomers will be paired with an in-class lab group to watch & discuss the lab; Cohort B will be doing part 3 of this lab on Thursday
  • Text 5.2
  • Read AP Lab Manual Lab #4 Intro pg. 51 - 54
  • Work on Transpiration Lab:
RadioLab (NPR) has a fun and interesting segment analyzing why small cells like sperm and bacterium need special adaptations for movement. 5 minutes of interest - scroll down to the video at Comparing Sperm Whales To Sperm: A Swimming Contest
Class 3-B
  • APPLICATIONS:
    • Food Transport in Plants & Osmoregulation in Fish (Binder page 93-94)
Week 6: Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 (4 days - Mon. - yom kippur; sat - Blue & gold dance)
Lab 1-A

No School - Yom Kippur

No School
Class 1-B
  • Begin Cell Structure & Function (Binder pg. 95+)
  • Text 4.1 - 4.3**
  • Like videos? Try Bozeman's Cellular Organelles);
  • Work on Transpiration Lab -
    • Make Data Table for comparing your two plant types
    • HINT: You've done the calculations for the two experimentals; just organize the two sets of data into one data table in a separate sheet.
    • Video on making a data table and graph to compare your two plants
**You will need to memorize cell organelles, their structure (recognize in a diagram), and their functions. Start now making some flash cards -- remember -- you will benefit from making your own flashcards! Continue making flashcards with tomorrow night's reading.
Class 2-A
  • Cell Structure & Function (Binder 95+)
  • Text 4.4-4.7, 29.2
  • Work on Transpiration Lab -
    • Make Third Graph that compares the two types of plants;
    • For example, one graph that has lines for Plant #1 and Plant #2 for Humidity.
    • Include information from the two experimental groups only (not the controls)

Lab 2-B
  • AP Lab #4: Parts 3: Solute Concentration and Diffusion Rates; (Binder 75+);
    • Set up Google Doc for AP Lab #4;
    • Share results
    • During the 30 min. wait time, discuss WATER POTENTIAL in preparation ofr next part o the lab.
  • Use the 30 minute wait time duirng he lab for questions and work on Excel for the Transpiration lab.
  • Bozeman's video on Cell Membrane Structure & Cell Walls is quite good
  • Work on Transpiration Lab -
    • Make a bar graph comparing the stomate densities of the top and bottom of the leaves for the two plant types (loriope and pachysandrda) Stomate Number 2020 You just need the average values and the statistics for each to make a bar graph.
Class 3-A
  • Share Data from Part 3: Solute Concentration and Diffusion Rates - Use Google Sheet
    • Calculate the Percent Change in Mass (if not done in lab the previous day)
  • Finish Cell Structure & Function (Binder 95+)
  • Work on AP LAb #4 (71-79) by calculating your percent change in mass of the bags and entering this into our Google Sheet
  • Work on your transpiration lab
    • Work on conclusion for the Transpiration Lab
      • You will write one conclusion for the big overarching question: What is the effect of your variable on transpiration?
      • Address your two plant types and stomate densities in your conclusion.
      • This means you will have seveal paragraphs so you address both plant types and then compare then.

Week 7: oct. 5 - 9
Lab 1-B
  • AP Lab #4: Part 4: Set up Determining Water Potential (Binder 75+);
    • Set up Google Doc for Part 4
    • LAB: If time, do Part 5: Plasmolysis in Plant (Red Onion & Elodea) cells (Binder pg. 79); if no time, complete on Thursday


Class 1-A
  • Follow-up to Lab Part 4: Determine the Water Potential of Potato and Vegetables;
    • Calculate percent change in mass;
    • Share data in Google Doc;
    • work on all parts of the lab
    • time in class for working on this lab.

  • Practice Labeling typical Cells (Binder 113-114)
  • Transpiration Lab Due TOMORROW!
  • Print before you come to class.
  • Staple in the order of :
    • Q1: Table, Graph for Plant Type #1 (loriope),
    • Q2: Table, Graph for plant Plant Type #2 (Pachysanddra), and
    • Q3: Table, Graph Plant Types #1 and #2 compared,
    • Bar graph of Stomate Densities,
    • Conclusion
    • Text 29.2 may be helpful with conclusion. Due tomorrow.
Class 2-B
  • Practice Water Potential Problems
  • Possible: Origins & purpose of cell compartmentalization
  • COHORT B:Turn in Transpiration Lab on paper.
  • COHORT A: Turn in transpiration Lab on paper tomorrow.
  • REMOTERS: Submit photos and pdfs of your lab on Canvas.
  • Transpiration Lab Due TODAY!
  • Print before you come to class.
  • Staple in the order of :
    • Q1: Table, Graph for Plant Type #1 (loriope),
    • Q2: Table, Graph for plant Plant Type #2 (Pachysanddra), and
    • Q3: Table, Graph Plant Types #1 and #2 compared,
    • Bar graph of Stomate Densities,
    • Conclusion
    • Text 29.2 may be helpful with conclusion. Due tomorrow.
  • Look at unit objectives.
  • Come with questions.
Lab 2-A
  • Lab: Plasmolysis in Plant Cells (Red Onion & Elodea) cells (Binder pg. 79)
  • Lab: Cell Structure (Binder 103+)
    • Make observations & Drawings of various plant, animal, protist & bacterial cells. In-class students will use microcopes and make slides.
    • Zoomers will make sketches from microscope projects. Need something to draw circles for field of view.
  • Practice sample water potential problems (Binder 115+)
  • Watch What is Plasmolysis (1 min. Med. Animations)
  • Try Water Potential Sample questions that were not finished in class.
    • Answers will be posted here.
  • Work on Lab #4: Cell Membranes Binder pages 71 - 79
Class 3-B
  • Due Today: Lab #4: Parts 1-3
    • Binder pg. 71 - top of 75 plus data table and graph for part 3.
    • Submit on canvas
Week 8: Oct. 12 - 16 (4 Days - no school Fri - Report Writing)
Lab 1-A
  • Lab: Membranes and Temperature: Using a spectrophotometer to measure pigment leakages from red beet tissue.
    • Share data in lab and discuss results.  (Binder pg. 121+)
    • Return Lab #4 on Cell Membranes and Water Potential.
  • Due today: Lab #4: Parts 4-5
  • Binder pg. 75 - 79 data table and graph for part 4 and sketches of elodea and red onion.
  • Submit on Canvas
Class 1-B

Test: Unit #2; Chapters 4 and 5 (not section 5.6)

Prepare for TEST
STUDY GUIDES Ch. 4: Focus Questions: 4.1 (b-d), 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6 (a-d) Structure your knowledge: 1 - 4 (Use just a short phrase to summarize the function of each for #2, ) Multiple Choice: All except 3, 14 - 16
Ch. 5: Focus Questions: 5.1 - 5.7, 5.9; for 5.3 make the list [We will parts of Ch. 5 later in another unit; don't cross them out] Structure your knowledge: 2 Multiple Choice: 1 - 18 (some of these are quite challenging)
Ch. 29: Focus Questions: 29.2, 29.9, 29.10, 29.11 Structure your knowledge: #4 only (Write on the bottom on page 215) Multiple Choice: 3, 4, 6, 7, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
TEST ESSAY

#137. Cells transport substances across their membranes.  Choose THREE of the following four types of cellular transport.

  • Osmosis
  • Active Transport
  • Facilitated Diffusion
  • Endocytosis
    For each of the Three transport types you choose,
    a)  describe the transport process and explain how the organization of cell membranes functions in the movement of specific molecules across membranes; and
    b)  explain the significance of each type of transport to a specific cell (you may use different cell types as examples.)
OTHERS Objectives for Unit #2
ESSAYS 1, 27, 41, 58, 70, 75, 94, 113, 117a, 127, 152, 137, 156, 156c, 168D, 170, 173, 177,
VIDEOS

Mr. Anderson of Bozeman can help you with
- Cellular Organelles
- Compartmentalization,
- Cell Membrane Structure & Cell Walls,
- Transport Across Cell Membranes,
- SA/Vol Ratios.(Environmental Matter Exchange)
- Why are cells small?
- LAB: Diffusion Demo (How to Cut & Set up Potato cores)
- LAB: Water Potential - Discussion & Calculation
- Osmoregulation



You can try the Kahn Academy lectures for
- Parts of a Cell
- Diffusion & Osmosis
- Na+/K+ Pump

Take a tour of animal cell
Interactive from Learn Genetics: Cell Size & Scale
Youtube: Phloem Loading


 UNIT # 3

 3: METABOLISM & DIGESTION Binder Pages Unit 3

Class 2-A

No Classes for Seniors

 
Lab 2-B
  • Lab: Measuring the Rate of Enzyme Catalyzed Reactions -
    • Identify catalase presence in various biological tissue
    • Learn technique to measure the rate of catalase reaction;
    • Choose a variable (Binder pg. 163+)
Class 3-A

No School: report Writing

No School
Week 9: Oct. 19 - 23 (4 Days - no school Mon. - Report Writing)
Lab 1-B

No School: Report Writing

No School
Class 1-A
  • Text 6.3
  • Watch Bozeman's Gibbs Free Energy;
    Bring (not do) Binder pages Chemical Reactions & Energy (Binder 147-150);
    • we may work on this in class after discussion.
  • (ABSENT TODAY? Try Energetics ppt to review class)
Class 2-B
  • Enzyme Regulation - Cofactors, Inhibition, Membrane Placement (Binder 137-138)
  • Text 6.5
  • OPTIONAL PRACTICE: Finish writing answers to Chemical Reactions & Energy (Binder pg. 147-150)
    • Compare your thoughts to the Key
Lab 2-A
  • Lab: Measuring the Rate of Enzyme Catalyzed Reaction
    • Run experiment; Cohort B watches from home
    • Making a Mini-Poster using the template (Binder pg. 135)
  • Text 6.4
  • Think about your design for a controlled procedure to answer your question about enzyme rates
  • Rewatch Bozeman's Enzymes .
Class 1-B
  • Work on MiniPoster for Catalase Investigation;
    • Google Sheets Version
    • Save a copy and share with M. Bahe
    • Divide up the sections
    • TODAY: Make Title, Data Table & Graph; paste into poster
  • Text 33.2, 33.3 (Human Adaptations)
  • Watch Bozeman's The Digestive System (10 min), concentrate on anatomy & enzymes
Week 10: Oct. 26 - 30 (Fri - Halloween assembly)
Lab 1- A
  • AP Lab #13: Experiment using Turnip Peroxidase (In lab manual)
    • Learn technique (Also binder pg. 141+);
    • Design experiment for evaluating whether the peroxidase from various root tissues have the same optimal pH
    • Share data in Google Doc
Class 1- B
  • APPLICATION: Adaptations in Digestive Systems, especially the human system (Binder pg. 141+)
  • Work on MiniPoster For Catalase Investigation; Text 33.4** (Non-human Digestive Sytsems)
**As you read, pay particular attention to adaptations that increase the efficiency for mechanical and chemical digestion as well as absorption. Interesting article: Can Gut Bacteria Explain Your Mood?
Class 2-A
  • Complete adaptations of Animal Adaptations to Digestion & Enzymes
    • Herbivores v Carivores
    • Ruminants
    • Carnivorous plants
  • Review for test (PPC multiple choice questions, essay)
  • Work on Follow up to Peroxidase Lab (Due Monday)
    • Binder pg. 146
    • Graphs to compare all root types
    • Small data table with optimal pH identified for each root type
    • Answers to Questions
  • Write the Abstract & Proof the Mini-Poster on Catalase - Due Tomorrow
  • Write one paragraph to answer the digestive question below.
The digestive system ingests, digests, and absorbs nutrients. Identify and explain one specific example within the human digestive system that illustrates each of the following:
(A) an adaptation to increase surface area for absorption
(B) an adaptation to increase the surface area of a substrate for enzymatic attack
(C) an adaptation to protect the system lining from digesting itself
Lab 2-B
  • Complete Mini-Poster on Catalase; Due today. Double check one another's sections.
  • Read & Bring AP Lab Manual pg. 71 - 72;
  • OPTIONAL: Watch Bozeman's Intro to Cellular Respiration Lab (Old method)


Class 3-A

 

TEST: Unit #3; Chapters: 6, 33 (parts 33.2 - 33.5)
Prepare for TEST
Possible Essay #145 for the test

STUDY GUIDES Ch. 6: Focus Questions: All Structure your knowledge: 1 and 2 (try to answer these in one short sentence each) Fill in the Blanks: 1-10 Multiple Choice: All
Ch. 33: Focus Questions: 33.4, 33.5, 33.6, [Don't cross out 33.8 - we will use later] Structure your knowledge: 1 Multiple Choice: 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14
TEST ESSAY Possible Essay #145 outside of class and bring to the test. (See the end of your objectives; /the essay and it's associated graph is written there.).
OTHERS Objectives for Unit #3;
ESSAYS 26, 52, 81, 97, 123, 134, 145, 170, 185, 194, 202, 11, 49, 84, 90, 125, 154, 193, 199, 11, 49, 84, 90, 125, 154, 226
VIDEOS

Mr. Anderson can talk you through...
- and overview of cellular energetics in general (respiration and photosynthesis)
- Gibbs free energy and why life requires it
- ATP
- how matter cycles: the hidden part of cell respiration
- Enzymes
- the digestive system

National Geographic: the Digestive System (5 min - kind of gross but interesting video footage)
Iken Edu's Learn About Digestive System (Soothing English accent)


Kahn Academy will explain
- ATP and
- how ATP is hydrolyzed as well as fill you in on
- enzymes (catalysis, activation eenrgy, induced fit, structure & function)

AP Lab #13: Enzyme Activity with Perioxidase

About the enzyme catalase from the RCSB PDB Protein Data Bank


Week 11: Nov. 2 - 6 (4 days: Fri - No School; Conferences)

 UNIT # 4

ENERGY PROCESSES, CELLULAR RESPIRATION & GAS EXCHANGE Binder Pages: Unit 4

Lab 1 (no lab today)

  • Return Tests
  • Intro/Overview to Cellular Respiration:
    • Oxidation & Reduction;
    • NAD+,
    • Methods of ATP production;
    • Mitochrondrial structure
    • (Binder diagrams pg. +183)
    • Cell Respiration ppt
  • Complete the Follow up to Peroxidase Lab (Due Monday)
    • Binder pg. 146
    • Graphs to compare all root types
    • Small data table with optimal pH identified for each root type
    • Answers to Questions
  • Text 7.1
  • Try Bozeman's Cellular Respiration. It will be helpful to watch again AFTER we have discussed the process.
  • Optional: Animation of Cellular Resp. Stages (6 min) & NAD+
**For respiration and photosynthesis, you do NOT need to memorize the process. You need to be able to read the diagrams and answer questions about the process. You are likely to be presented with the diagrams.
Class 1
  • Glycolysis (pg. 187+)
  • Introduce Krebs cycle
  • Text 7.2
  • Finish Follow up to AP Lab #6, Rate of Cellular Respiration (explained in class);
  • Optional: Bozeman's the Mitochondrion
Class 2
  • Krebs Cycle (pg. 191)
  • Electron Transport Chain (pg. 192+)
  • Text 7.3 and 7.4;
  • Start: Research and write about one food or product produced using fermentation
    • (See Binder pg. 197)
Lab 2
  • NEED NEW LAB DUE TO COVID-19 - Oximeter & Heart Rate????
  • Lab: Respiration at the organismal level: Human Lung Volumes & Breathing Rates
We won't be covering the human body completely. Here is an interesting video with lots of visuals about Inside the Living body (90 min.)
Class 3

No School - ISACS & Parent Conferences

No School
Week 12: Nov. 9 - 13
Lab 1
  • NEED NEW LAB DUE TO COVID-19
  • Complete Data Gathering for Lab: Respiration at the organismal level: Human Lung Volumes & Breathing Rates (Binder pg. 201+)
  • Adaptations for maximizing Oxygen Intake
Class 1
  • Do an accounting of all ATP Production
    • Calculate Percent Efficiency
  • Anaerobic Respiration - How to recycle the NAD+ when no oxygen is available.
  • Text pg. 157 and sections 7.5 & 7.6
  • Finish: Research and write about one food or product produced using fermentation (See Binder pg. 215);
  • Try the review respiration multiple choice questions beginning on Binder p. 237+
Class 2
  • FOLLOW UP TO NEW LAB

 

  • IGNORE: Lab Report: Lung Volumes & Breathing Rates Binder pg. 199+
    • (details explained in class)
Lab 2
  • Thermoregulation: Binder page 215
    Lab: The Effect of Temperature on the Heart Rate of Daphnia (Homeostasis) Binder 217+
Class 3

Test: Unit #4 Energy Processes, Celluar Respiration & Gas Exchange & Transport; Chapters: 7, 34 (parts 34.1, 34.3, 34.5 - 34.7)

Prepare for TEST - Test Essay: See below

 

STUDY GUIDES Ch. 7: Focus Questions: All except 7.6 Structure your knowledge: 3 Multiple Choice: All
Ch. 34: Focus Questions: 34.10, 34.11 Structure your knowledge: 2 Multiple Choice: 20 - 26 (Respiration)
ESSAY FOR TEST

#238. - See page 32 in your binder (The question has a diagram, too hard to reproduce here).

OTHERS Objectives for Unit #4
Working with Data: Chemiosmosis, Air Flow in Birds, Measuring Residual Volume,
ESSAYS 25, 36, 63, 101, 105, 117, 127, 133,  165, 194, 6, 25, 37c, 42, 48b-c, 63, 71a,  80a, 87, 117b, 133, 141, 163, 194, 205, 17, 32, 54, 72, 80, 84, 96, 119, 130, 133, 146(e), 149, 155, 156B, 176, 200, 238
VIDEOS

Mr. Anderson (Bozemean Science)can talk you through...
- and overview of cellular energetics in general (respiration and photosynthesis)
- how matter cycles: the hidden part of cell respiration
- The Role of Oxygen in Respiration
- LAB: Alternate Respiration Rate of Organisms technique
- The functioning of the Respiratory system
- The functioning of the Circulatory system
- The transition from water to land in respiration (second half from min 6:40 - end)
- Introduction to Thermoregulation
- Organsystems & Cooperation
- Thermoregulation
- LAB: The Q10 Coefficient

Kahn Academy will give you (more slowly)

- series of lectures on the details of respiration
- Red Blood Cells
- the Lungs & Pulmonary System
- Hemoglobin


Need a Break in Studying? Try Tom & Dericks' Respiration Song: Oxidate It or Love It

How to apply digital filter to Vernier's EKG trace (for your teacher)

Week 13: Nov. 16 - 20

 UNIT #5

ENERGY PROCESSES, PHOTOSYNTHESIS Binder Pages: Unit 5

Lab 1
  • Lab: Absorbing Light for Photosynthesis
    • leaf pigment chromatography & Rf values
    • absorption spectrum
    • leaf structure
    • (Binder pg. 231+);
    • Do Leaf Chomatography both qualitatively and quantitatively. (Use a spectrophotometer)
  • Text 8.1 & 8.2 (through p. 173) and text pg. 597 (on leaves);
  • OPTIONAL but interesting: The Chemistry of Fall Colors
Class 1
  • Share data for the Quantitative Spectrophotometer readings of Spinach and one other leaf type
  • Chloroplast Structure  (Binder pg. 231+)
  • Photosystems
  • Introduce Light Reactions
Class 2
  • Light Reactions (Diagrams Binder 240+)
  • Begin: Photosynthesis: Dark Reactions - Making Carbon Compounds (Binder 243)
 
Lab 2
  • Intro to AP Lab #5: Measuring the rate of photosynthesis in leaves: Leaf Disk Flotation (Overview - Williamson) (No bidner Pages - See AP Manual).
  • What is the effect of light wavelength and/or light intensity on the rate of photosynthesis?
    • Class experiment.
    • Share Data in Google Sheet

Class 3
  • Lab: Set up Sordaria Crosses (Binder pg. 317)
  • Calvin Cycle (Binder 243)
  1. Lab Report on Leaf Disk Flotation:
    1. Draw a well labeled picture or set of pictures illustrating the procedure that your team did
      For each of the two questions: What is the effect of (a) Light intensity and (b) Color of Light on the rate of photosynthesis in spinach?
    2. Write a hypothesis/method/prediction statement for JUST THE COLOR OF LIGHT QUESTION. Feel free to write this in several sentences.
    3. Construct a data table and a graph FOR JUST THE COLOR OF LIGHT QUESTION; no statistics are necessary
    4. Evaluate the results with reference to your hypotheses FOR JUST THE COLOR OF LIGHT Question; (a) use data to determine if the hypotheses are supported; (b) address any unexpected results; (c) identify two things about the procedure that we did not or could not hold constant that may have affected our results
Week 14: Nov. 23 - 27 (No Wednesday, Thursday or Friday: Thanksgiving)
Lab 1
  • Lab: Measuring the rate of the light reactions using DPIP; (Binder pg. 249-252)
    • Using a spectrophotometer to determine the effect of
      • light's presence and
      • boiling chloroplasts on the rate of DPIP reduction.
Class 1
Class 2

No School - Thanksgiving

No School
Lab 2

No School - Thanksgiving

No School
Class 3

No School - Thanksgiving

No School
Week 15: Nov. 30 - Dec. 4
Lab 1
  • AP Lab #7: Statistics: Chi-Square Analysis Use Pennies, M&Ms, & Dice (Binder 271+)
    • Chi-Square Practice Problems Binder pg. 275-276)
    • Table of values pg. 274)
    • Mitosis ppt
  • REVIEW Photosynthesis (Binder pg. 259-268):
    • Review Light & Dark Reactions
    • Review: Multiple Choice Questions
    • Review: Compare Respiration & Photosnthesis
    • Review: Leaf Anatomy
Class 1 Test: Unit #5 Photosynthesis & Adaptations; Chapters: 8 and pg. 556 & 565
(You will need to compare Photosynthesis to Cellular Resp.)
Prepare for TEST - Essay written during test
STUDY GUIDES Ch. 8: Focus Questions: All except 8.7 Structure your knowledge: 1 (make on another sheet of paper and insert into the study guide: DO FOR SURE!) Multiple Choice: All
OTHERS Objectives for Unit #5
ESSAYS 6, 25, 37c, 42**, 48, 63, 71,  80a, 87 (very long), 117b, 133(a), 141**, 163**, 194, 205**, 133(a), 222** The ** indicate likely question for the TEST; you will write your essay during the test.
VIDEOS

Mr. Anderson can talk you through...
- and overview of cellular energetics in general (respiration and photosynthesis)
- LAB: How to Find Stomata
- LAB: Walk Through Floating Disk Lab
- Photosyntheis (Light Rx, Calvin Cycle, Photorespiration & Adaptations to prevent it)

-Lab Technique: Mr. Bleier's: Using DPIP to measure rate of photosynthesis

- Help with C4 and CAM metabolism: Watch Photosynthesis part 5: C4 and CAM

Kahn Academy will give you (more slowly)
- background on oxidation & reduction plus ATP
- series of lectures on the details photosynthesis. Kahn includes a discussion of Photorespiration and C4 Photosynthesis, too.
- Animation on Photosynthesis
- Crash Course: Photosynthesis
- Leaf Structure's Adaptations for photosynthesis


Only for Those who are fascinated by C4 plant evolution (technical article)


 UNIT #6

 CELL DIVISION, CONTROL OF DIVISION, & CANCER Binder Pages: Unit 6

Class 2
  • Return Tests
  • Introduction to Mitosis and the Cell cycle (Binder pg. 277+);
  • Vocabulary of Cell Division:
    • DNA,
    • Chromososmes,
    • Diploid vs Haploid,
    • Homologous Pairs of Chromosomes
  • Mitosis & The Cell Cycle (G1, S, G2, M) -
  • Do Matching Practice (Binder 287)
Lab 2
  • Practice Chi-Square Problem (pg. 275-276)
  • AP Lab #7: Mitosis Sequence; Model Mitosis with chromosome beads
    • Lab: Microsocpe ID of Mitotic stages & Times for mitotic stages(pg. 283)
    • Lab: Squash & Smear of roots exposed to Lectin & Caffeine (use cards) (Binder 285+);
  • Text 9.2 especially figure 9.7:
  • Bring AP Bio Lab Manual;
  • OPTIONAL: Confused about the difference between Haploid and Diploid? Try Bozeman's Diploid and Haploid Cells
Class 3
  • Meiosis (Diagrams Binder pg. 293+);
  • AP Lab #7: Modeling Meiosis with popsicle sticks & bead chromosomes;
  • Do Mitotic Division in Cancer Cells (Binder 289);
  • In class try chomosome Numbers (Binder pg. 309)
Week 16: Dec. 7 - 11 (English paper due friday)
Lab 1
  • AP Lab #7: Sordaria Crossing Over Analysis (Binder pg. 319+)
    • Sordaria ppt (Cards available);
    • Calculate Map distance (Binder p. 319+)
    • How to use Chi-Square to compare expected and observed cross-over frequencies
Class1
  • Meiosis (draw);
    • Nondisjunction
    • Creating Variation (4 ways)
    • Meiosis & gametogenesis in males & females Reproduction ppt
    • When is Meiosis used by animals, plants, & Fungus? Life Cycles in Animals, Plants & Fungi - Compare

 

Radiolab (NPR Program) has a fun segment on why organisms produce so many sperm. If you have long drive (23 minutes) try listening: Why so many sperm? and on the way home (20 min) you can find out why males have persisted so long even though they seem unnecessary Deep Freeze. Another 10 minutes and you can find out about wood mice sperm who form cooperative "Sperm Trains."
Class 2
  • Mitosis - Control of Mitosis --
    • How does a cell know when it's time to divide? (Binder 307+);
    • Checkpoints, Cyclins & CDks; Mitosis Regulation ppt
  • Intro to Cancer; Discuss HeLa Cells (Binder pg. 291)

 

Lab 2
  • Cancer & Cell Division
    Review for Final Exam
  • Text 9.3 (pages 199-201)
  • Do follow-up to Sordaria lab (Binder Binder 323-326)
  • Optional: Cancer & Immunotherapy
Class 3
  • Review for Final Exam: Practice AP Questions (Binder pg. 327+)
  • Complete some review problems Binder pg. 327+ (#TBA)
Final Exam - Parts of Unit #6 will be on the final exam. Test: Unit #6; Chapters: 9, 10
 
STUDY GUIDES Ch. 9: Focus Questions: All Structure your knowledge: 1, 2 (Write #2 on pg. 76) Fill in the blank: All Multiple Choice: All
Ch. 10: Focus Questions: All Structure your knowledge:1, 2 (note those that make it unique compared to Mitosis) Multiple Choice:All
OTHERS Objectives for Unit #6
Working with Data: cAMP
ESSAYS 93, 98, 134, 147(a), 53, 132, 160, 161, 169, 78, 84d, 103, 114c, 115, 146(a,b), 160B, 164C, 201, 142, 22, 80b, 100, 103, 112, 139, 169, 30, 100, 1, 18, 23, 77, 95, 115, 131, 158, 160B, 228, 240, 244 (Unit 7)
VIDEOS

Mr. Anderson can walk you through
- mitosis, meiosis & the Cell Cycle,
- Phase of Mitosis - Events of each Phase
- Cell Division (Binary Fission, Mitosis, Meiosis)
- The Chi-Square Statistic
- what is cancer?
- LAB: The Sordaris Cross

- Cell cycle and Mitosis -> Great overview animation from Medicine Animations
- How the Cell Cycle Works --> from Medicine Animations (includes Mitosis)
- Meiosis: Crossing Over & Variability from Medicine Animations

Kahn Academy will give lectures on
- chromosomes, chromatids, and chromatin
- the phases of mitosis
- the phases of meisosis
- cancer

Animaltion: Role of p53 in cancer
All about HeLa: the Radiolab podcast and the Smithsonian interview with Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Raven's animations: Signal Transduction,

People simulating sperm: The Great Sperm Race: Part I Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Fun way to learn a little biology (Each part is about 10 minutes)

Mitosis in a Blood Lily

Weekend Review Session: Saturday (12/12/20) Afternoon, time 2:30 pm, @ JBS
Week 17: Dec.14 - 18 Exams!!!
Monday Exams: Language (10 am) Prepare for your AP Bio exam
Tuesday Exam: History (10 am) Bring questions to discuss
Wednesday Exam: Science (10 am) Review PPT Review sheet in binder pg. 363-373 Study for your other exams
Thursday Exams: Math (10 am) Study for your other exams
Friday

No School - Winter Break Begins!

FINISH THOSE COLLEGE APPS!

Winter Break: Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2021

Week 18: Jan. 4 - 8 Welcome back!!!

 UNIT #7

CELL COMMUNICATION, HORMONE SIGNALS, & IMMUNITY Binder Pages: Unit 7

LAB 1
Class 1
Class 2
  • APPLICATION: Immune System: Communication within the Immune System NEED HANDOUT WITH DIAGRAMS
RadioLab has entire episode about Blood including a timeline on the history of blood, where the hosts "consider the power and magic of the red liquid that runs through our veins." Here's a one minute news clip from AAAS Sciencenetlinks on other rare types of blood
Lab 2
  • Lab: ELISA Reaction in Panda Reproduction (or in COVID-19 Infection (Binder pg. 11+))
    • Lab ELISA ppt;
    • Show with Lab: BioRad's ELISA Explanation
    • Turn in Lab results at the end of the lab - Which Panda is ovulating?
  • Read Background on ELISA Binder 11-14
  • Watch this animation (2 min) and this animation (2 min) about the ELISA procdure; they help with the reading;
Class 3
  • Immune System NEED HANDOUTS WITH DIAGRAMS
  • Text 35.3

 UNIT #8

DNA, PROTEIN SYNTHESIS, & BIOTECHNOLOGY Binder Pages: Unit 8

Week 19: Jan 11 - 15
Lab 1 - Period 1 QUIZ: Unit #7; Parts of Chapters: 5, 16, 32, 33, 35, 36
Cell Signaling, Hormones & Immunity
 
STUDY GUIDES Ch. 5.6: Focus Questions: 5.10 - 5.12 Structure your knowledge: 3 and 4 (Try to write these on the bottom space on page 47) Multiple Choice:19 - 24
Ch. 32: Focus Questions: 32.4 Structure your knowledge: None Multiple Choice: 4, 6,  9
Ch. 33: Focus Questions: 33.8 only
Ch. 35: Focus Questions: 35.2, 35.3 (c & d), 35.4, 35.5, Structure your knowledge: 1, 2 (We will probably have done something like #1 in calss together; use another sheet of paper) Multiple Choice: 7, 9, 10, 12, 16, 18
OTHERS Objectives for Unit #7 On Saturday we will have an exam review in the afternoon. Details TBA.
Working with Data: cAMP
ESSAYS NO ESSAY ON THIS TEST; JSUT MULTIPLE CHOICE 93, 98, 134, 147(a), 53, 132, 160, 161, 169, 78, 84d, 103, 114c, 115, 146(a,b), 160B, 164C, 201, 142, 22, 80b, 100, 103, 112, 139, 169, 30, 100, 1, 18, 23, 77, 95, 115, 131, 158, 160B, 228, 240, 244, 252
VIDEOS

Mr. Anderson can walk you through
- evolution of cell communication
- cell communication
- signal transduction pathways
- effects of changes in pathways
- signal transduction & gene expression
- positive & negative feedback loops (including diabetes)
-the endocrine system
- Homeostatic Disruptions including dehydration
- The Reproductive System
- Development: timing & coordination
- The Immune System
- Vaccines & Herd Immunity
- Blood Types
- Animal and Plant Defense Mechanisms
- Review: Homeostasis (more than this unit)

LAB: ELIZA: Good Animation; Silent animation; From BioRad (our lab); From Sumanasic; From a BioRad company; The Biology Project; from U. of Michigan;
HHMI's Virtual ELISA Lab

Kahn Academy will give lectures on
- an intro to the endocrine system
- Glucose, insulin & diabetes
- cancer
Kahn has a ton of lectures on - The circulatory system including heart strucutre & function, thermoregulation in circulation, arteries v veins, blood pressure, heart depolarization

Crash Course: Your Immune System (nice review - entertaining talker)

Animation: Role of p53 in cancer
Harvard's Glucose Homeostasis tutorial
Raven's animations: Signal Transduction,

Hematology - the Coagulation Cascade
RadioLab discusses the first HIV/AIDS patient.

CBS News: Antibiotics & Food SupplyI, Part II

Lab 1 - Period 2
  • Experiments to Discover DNA is Hereditary Molecule (Binder pg. 43-44)
    • Griffith
    • Avery
    • Hershey & Chase
    • DNA ppt
  • AP Lab #9: Paper Activities in preparation Genetic Engineering Experiments (Binder 49+);
  • Choose one application of CRISPR OPTIONS (Binder pg. 129+) to research
Class 1
  • DNA: History of Discovery --> Watch Photo 51 (Rosalind Franklin);
  • Structure of DNA (Binder pg. 9, 45+) DNA ppt
**This is an introduction to many techniques (Plasmids as vectors, gene cloning, restriction enzymnes, electrophoresis, PCR, & DNA Sequencing). Over the next 3 weeks you will be using nearly all of thse techniques and will become much more familiar with them.
Class 2
Lab 2
  • Text 13.4**
  • Watch Bozeman's Molecular Biology (14.5 min);
  • Read & Bring AP Lab Manual pg. 111 - 115;
Class 3
  • AP Lab #9: Follow up to Restriction Analysis (Binder pg 72+)
    • Construct a graph to determine fragment length;
    • Calculating the fragment sizes on the agarose gel (lab followup - Binder 73)
    • How to Make Restriction Maps (Binder pg. 77+) Extra Restriction Map Practice)
Week 20: Jan 18 - 22 (4 days; no Monday - MLK Day; MICDS Winter basketball at MICDS; dance show)
Lab 1

No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

No School
Class 1
  • Transcription & The DNA Code (Binder pg. 81+);

 

Class 2
  • Protein synthesis: Translation (Binder pg. 91+);
    • Polysomes (Binder pg. 97);
    • Translation/DNA Code Practice (Binder pg. 95)
    • Discuss protein targeting - How does a protein know where to go? (Binder pg. 97)
    • Watch Translation in class (from virtual cell) or DNA Translation Animation
  • Text part 14.4
  • Watch How Translation Works (3 min) (Medicine animations);
  • Read about your chosen application for Biotechnology on CRISPR
Lab 2
Class 3
  • Read results & count colonies of Bacterial Transformation
    • AP Lab #8: Calculate Transformation Efficiency (Binder pg. 87-90)
  • Finish Translation Details
  • Discuss Transcription & Translation; practice with DNA Code Practice (p. 51)



  • Do Practice DNA Replication (Binder 33);
  • Write one detailed paragraph summarizing the process of DNA replication;
  • For absentees: How to calculate transformation efficiency (kind of confusing)
Week 21: Jan 25 - 29
Lab 1
  • Lab: Drosophila Genetics;
    • Practice distinguishing males from females;
    • Set up Drosophila crosses (Binder pg. 167+)
    • Drosophila ppt


Class 1
Class 2
  • Regulation of Gene Expression: Eukaryotes (Binder pg. 105)
  • Discuss Types of Mutations (Binder pg. 119)
    • Point,
    • Frameshift,
    • Chromosomal Mutations,
    • Trinucleotide repeats -


 

Lab 1
  • Read & Bring AP Lab Manual pg. 97 -102;
  • Watch PCR Animation (very good, but slow - 5 min);
  • Read about your chosen application for Biotechnology on CRISPR
Class 3
  • Lab: Set up Electrophoresis of your DNA sample;
    • Run (Binder 109+)
  • Do Genetic Testing Exercise (Binder 121 - 127)



  • If ready, do practice for DNA and BioTech (Binder p. 139 #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (try), 7, 8 (very challenging - putting lots of stuff together), 9)
  • Text 15.2 & Review Text 13.4;
  • Watch Regulated Transcription
    OPTIONAL: Very nice animation review of transcription & translation McGraw Hill
Week 22: Feb. 1 - 5 (No Fri - Faculty Professional Day)
Lab 1
  • Lab: Read your electrophoresis gel of your DNA sample;
    • Bahe will send for sequencing
  • Lab Round Robin Presentations: The Applications of CRISPR (Biotechnology - Binder pg. 129+);
  • Review for test;
    • Discuss essay on biotechnology
    • Review of BioTech ppt
    • Follow-up Biotechnology:
      • How to find a gene;
      • Putting together the Biotechnology tecniques
      • (Binder 135 - 138)
  • Text 13.4, p. 351-353
  • Make your slide presentation in our Google Presentation about one application of Biotechnology CRISPR.
  • Link for the original CRISPR applications assignment
  • OPTIONAL: NPR's Radiolab podcast on CRISPR's update (second half is the update; entertaining)
  • OPTIONAL: Science's annotated paper on CRISPR
Class 1
  • Cancer - Lack of control -->
    • Genes gone haywire; (Binder pg. 133+)
  • Viral Reproduction -
    • Using Viruses as Vectors for Biotech (Binder pg. 89+);
Class 2

Test: Unit #8; Chapters: 3.6, 13, 14, 15.1, 15.2,17.2

Prepare for TEST
STUDY GUIDES Ch. 13: Focus Questions: All Structure your knowledge:1 and 2 (Write on a sheet of paper) Multiple Choice: All
Ch. 14: Focus Questions: All Structure your knowledge: 2, 3 (Write #3 on the bottom of page 115) Multiple Choice: All
Ch. 15.2: Focus Questions: 15.1, 15.2, (15.4 labels here are notimportant; do you udnerstand this diagram?) Structure your knowledge: 1, 2 (a, b, c) Multiple Choice: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
OTHERS Objectives for Unit #8
Working with Data: Determining Paternity, The Genetic Code, Recombinant DNA, Genomes, Cloning,
ESSAYS 37a, 76, 88, 114d, 144, 24, 35, 47, 64, 94, 106, 120b, 121, 144,  147(b), 152, 168C, 170, 183, 196, 206 (a, b), 9, 15, 16, 82, 134, 147(c), 156A, 160A, 164A, 166, 160A, 196 (c), 15, 88, 120, 128, 138, 153, 180, 196, 197, 207, 225, 233, 236 (b)(Ch 21: 15, 88, 120, 128, 138, 153, 180), 248, 250
VIDEOS

Mr. Anderson will explain
- Nucleic Acids and What is DNA?
- DNA & RNA Part I (History of the discovery; Pro- v Eukaryotic Chromosomes)
- DNA & RNA Part II (Replication & Protein Synthesis) and DNA Replication (includes Meselson-Stahl Experiment) and Meselson Stahl Experiment Itself
- Transcription & Translation
- Gene regulation in Prokaryotes & Eukaryotes
- The LAC Operon
- Viral Replication
- Epigenetics
- Techniques of Biotechnology
- Signal transduction & gene expression
- Molecular Biology (Nice intro/summary of genetic engineering)

Animations:
DNA Replication from Medicine Animations - GOOD!
Restriction Enzymes from Medicine Animations
How Translation Works from Medicine Animations

Epigenetics (See Bozeman, too):
Ghost in your genes (Nova's program on epigenetics)
Ghost in your genes (BBC's pgogram on epigenetics)

Phet Simulation: The Gene Machine: Lac Operon

Kahn Academy lectures about
- DNA (sections on Dentral Dogma, replcation, the geentic code, protein translation, and post translational modifications)
- DNA Structure & Replication (Crash Course): GOOD!
- DNA Structure & Classic Experiments - lecture segment from MIT and Part 2
- DNA Replication - lecture segment from MIT - very good
- Transcription & Translation (Crash Course): Entertaining, too.
- Transcription & Translation (Great drawing coincides with the explanation)
- Transcription & Translation - lecture segments from MIT - Very Good
- Gene control (sections on Lac-operon, chromatin regulation, regulation of transcription, non-coding RNA and Oncogenes)
- Genetic Mutations (types, causes, carcinogens)
- An Intro to Viruses
- Restriction Enzymes (10 minutes) - Slow but clear.
- How to Map a Restriction Map (a typical AP problem)
- BioRad's Restriction Digest Instructions
-From NPR: How Viruses Work (entertaining, too)-
From NDSU Virtual Cell Animations: Translation
-The Best PCR animation (it's just a little slow); clip on PCR shown in class
- From DNA Learning Center: PCR another: PCR animation
- Our Bacterial Transformation Lab
- Bacterial Transformation from MIT Help Session
- Historical 1971 reenactment of protein synthesis at Stanford. A Classic.


 UNIT #9

GENETICS & INHERITANCE Binder Pages: Unit 9


Lab 2
  • Lab: DNA Extraction from Berries & Other Organisms (Binder pg. 165) (One Period)
  • Introduction to Mendelian Genetics Genetics ppt
    • Video Clip: Gregor Mendel
    • LAB: Release Drosophila F1 flies
    • LAB: Corn Genetics - Monohybrid Cross
    • Pedigrees for Mendelian characteristics
    • : Corn Genetics - Dihybrid Cross
    • LAB: Chi-Square analysis of corn data (Binder (table) 177+)
  • Text 11.1-11.2
  • Check our website daily for the problems assigned in class.
  • Please always do genetics problems on separate sheets of paper.
Class 3

No School - Professional Day

No School
Week 23: Feb. 8 - 12
Lab 1
  • Lab: First count the F2 Drosophila Flies (Binder pg. 125+)

  • Do Mendelian Genetics Problems Set #1 (Pg 179 #5, 6, 7)
  • Do Mendelian Genetics Problems Set #2 (Pg. 180 #1, 3, 4)
  • Do TEXTBOOK pg. 234 #3, 4, 13)
Class 1
  • Continue with Mendelian Genetics
  • Dihybrid Cross
  • Exceptions to Mendelian Genetics:
    • Multiple Alleles;
    • Co-Dominance;
    • Incomplete dominance;
    • Epistasis;
    • Polygentic Traits;
    • Mitocondrial Inheritance;
    • Influence of the environment
  • (Note Text pg. 224 is useful for more explanation of today's class on Dom,Incomplete Dom, & Co-Dom)
  • Do Genetics Problems Set #3: Pg. 181 (#2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12)
  • Do Binder Pg. 175 Chi-Square Problem (all - it's one problem)
Class 2
  • Continue with Some Exceptions to Mendelian Genetics:
    • Multiple Alleles;
    • Co-Dominance;
    • Incomplete dominance;
    • Epistasis;
    • Polygentic Traits;
    • Mitocondrial Inheritance;
    • Influence of the environment
  • Text 11.3-11.4
  • ON HOLD: Write essay on BioTechnology (Handed out in class)


Lab 2
  • Begin with short QUIZ
  • LAB: Drosophila Data Analysis
    • Receive class Drosophila data & directions to perform the data analysis (Binder p. 173-174 )
    • Time to discuss crosses
  • LAB: Blood Typing
  • LAB: Discovering Epigenetics:

 

  • Do Genetics Problems Set #4: Pg. 183 (#1, 3, 4, 5, 6 - you must use two pairs of genes for #6)
  • Prepare for Short Quiz today
    Work on the study guide problems for chapters 11 and 12. Lots of good practice here!

  • LATER: Watch Bozeman Epigenetics (9.5 min);
    Drosophila
    Data Here (Will be updated)

Class 3
  • Pleiotropy, Newborn Screening
  • Environment (examples: height & weight, hydrangea, seasonal fur color, sex determination in reptiles, UV on melanin production, yeast mating types)
  • Introduce Sex-Linkage;
    • Test your Color vision here. or here.
    • Sex determination in other organisms (Birds - ZW; Bees - Haploid/Diploid)
Week 24: feb. 15 - 19 (4 days; No Monday - President's Day)
Lab 1

No School - President's Day

No School
Class 1
  • Sex-Linkage
    • Practice Sex-linkage problems (Binder p. 142)
    • X-Inactivation & Barr Bodies
    • Sexual Development, Y-chromosome & SRY gene
    • Alterations in Chromosome Numbers (non-disjunction)
    • Calico Cats
  • Practice Pedigrees with human traits including sex linkage

Class 2
  • Autosomal Linkage (Binder p. 155) Linkage & Recombination Frequencies
  • Lethal Alleles

  • Begin Working on Drosophila Data Analysis as a team; check one another's work

 

  • Text 12.3 - 12.4;
  • Genetics Problems #5 Binder Pg. 185 (# Any not done in class) and Pg. 196 (#21 - 22)
  • OPTIONAL Text Problems: pg. 256 (#3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10)
  • Work on the study guide problems for chapters 11 and 12. Lots of good practice here!
  • Each lab team works together to complete all 5 Drosophila analyses (p. 173-174) - Data posted Here
  • OPTIONAL: Watch Bozeman's Chromosomal Genetics as Review & Intro to Linkage
Lab 2
Class 3
  • Complete Autosomal Linkage
  • Go over practice Problems

  • Discussion on Types of Genetic Screening
  • Genetic Screening - Evaluate Bioethical Scenarios

  • Review for test
  • Work on your crosses of the Drosophila Lab
  • Genetics Problems #6 Binder Pg. 189 (# Any not done in class) and Pg. 196 (#21 - 22)
  • Text Problems: pg. 256 (#3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10)
  • Work on the study guide problems for chapters 11 and 12. Lots of good practice here!
    PRACTICE GENETICS PROBLEMS
  • Genetics Problems from AP Website (Binder pg. 199 - 218 #TBA) Answers will be posted here.
  • Text 19.1
Week 25: Feb 22 - 26 (Fri - Grandparent's morninG, per 1-2) (Winter musical - Thur, Fri, Sat)
Lab 2 Test: Unit #9 (double period) - time given for working out problems; Chapters: 11, 12 Prepare for TEST
STUDY GUIDES Ch. 11: Focus Questions: All Structure your knowledge: 1, 2, 3 (May need a piece of paper) Genetics Problems 1-10 (DO THESE ON A PIECE OF PAPER) Multiple Choice: All except 7
Ch. 12: Focus Questions: All Structure your knowledge: 1, 2 Genetics Problems 1-5 (DO THESE ON A PIECE OF PAPER) Multiple Choice:All
The pracctice problems in chapter 11 and 12 of the study guide are very good for becoming familiar with and testing your understanding of genetics problems.
OTHERS Objectives Unit #9;
ESSAYS 69, 98, 120a, 136, 157, 4, 15, 34, 40, 112, 120a-b, 132, 166, 203 (a, b), 219 (c), 251
VIDEOS

Mr. Anderson of Bozeman Science will help you with
- Mendelian Geneics
- Genotypes, Phenotypes & Mutatiaons
- Gentoytpe Expression & The Environment
- Advanced (non-Mendelian) Genetics
- The Chi-Square Statistic
- Probability & Genetics
- Chromosomal Genetics & Genetic Recomgination and Gene Mapping & Linked Genes
- X-Inactivation




Kahn Academy can lecture you about
- An Intro to Heredity
- Using Punnett Squares
- Sex-linked Traits

Entertaining 10 minutes on Gregor Mendel from SciShow
Mendel - From the Garden to the Genome (Biography - 30 minutes)
About Fainting Goats & the Science behind them; watch them at Fainting Goats & at A Herd of Fainting Goats

 UNIT #10

NATURAL SELECTION & THE ORIGIN & DIVERITY OF LIFE Binder Pages: Unit 10


Class 1
Darwin Day, Feb 12: Baba Brinkman raps an ode to Darwin. He has an entire album of rap songs for Evolution. Click HERE.
Class 2
Lab 2
  • Lab: Hardy-Weinberg Simulation (cards) (Binder pg. 231+);
    • The Assumptions for Hardy-Weinberg
    • Change in Gene Frequencies -> Microevolution;
  • Text 21.1-21.2;
  • Do Practice Evidence of Evolution (Binder pg. 245-249)
  • Watch Bozeman's Genetic Drift
Class 3
  • Do HW Problems Binder pg. 240 (#1 - 6)
  • There are many more practice problems on pg. 241+ which we will do later.
Week 26: Mar. 1 - 5 (4 days - Wed. MAY PROJECT contact & Prefect day off )
Lab 1
  • Using HHMI's Finches Beak to evaluate Grant's work (Binder 251-260)
  • Do H-W practice problems p. 211-213) #1, 3, 6, 9 (harder), 11, 13 (hint, determine p & q in current population and then use these to predict the next the generation; are they the same?), 17 (remember the rules of probability), 25
  • Helpful for absentees: Hardy Weinberg Equation and Five Fingers of Evolution (5 min)
Class 1
  • Discuss causes for evolution; Practice Worksheet (Binder p. 245+)
  • Four Types of Natural Selection
    • Directional
    • Stabilizing
    • Disruptive
    • Sexual
  • Maintenance of Variation - Mutation
  • A Case of Sexual Selection and Evolution (Binder pg. 261+)
Class 2

No AP Bio Class; Visit your May Project Sponsor

  • No AP Bio Class
  • Work on follow-up to Beak of the Finch (Binder 251-260 including your 4 bar and 2 line graphs)
Lab 2
  • Text 20.2, 20.3
  • Watch Bozeman's Phylogenetics and Cladograms
  • Read Bring AP Lab Manual pg. 41 - 44;
  • Do Practice for Evolution (Binder pg. 301-336 #5-7, 9-13, 16-20 and write #27);

Class 3
  • Practice making cladograms & reading cladograms (Binder p.285+)
  • Complete Follow-up to Beak of the Finch (Binder 251-260
    • including your 4 bar and
    • 2 line graphs - See your class for complete directions;
    • answer all questions)
    • Video from class on the Finches may help with questions (15 min)
NOT DOING IN 2020-2021 AP Lab #2: Computer Modeling Hardy-Weinberg: Set up the model using Excel; Select a Question to answer with your model (Binder pg. XXXX+)
Lab: Using AlleleA1 for Mathematical Modeling of H-W (Binder pg. XXX+) More simulations: U. of Wash.and Radford U.;
XXX
Week 27: Mar. 8 - 12 (No Friday - spring Break; Wed is Science test day)
Lab 1
  • Continue Evolutionary relationships using BLAST;
    Analyze your own DNA - compare to classmates and worldwide
  • Finish using CLUSTLX, NJPLOT, & BLAST to investigate evolutionary relationships
  • Practice reading models and diagrams: (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Practice reading and making cladograms
Class 1
  • What is a species?
  • Speciation: Allopatric & Sympatric Speciation ppt;
  • Reproductive Isolation & the Tempo of Evolution
    • Binder pg. 289 - Practice classifying Reproductive Isolating Mechanisms
    • Speciation exampples: Hawaiian Drosophila, Caribbean Anolis, Apple Maggot Rhagoletis
Class 2
LAB 2 Test: Unit #10; Chapters: 19, 20(.1 & .3), 21, 22, 23 (23.2; 23.4) , 24 (24.1, 24.4), 25 (25.1 - 25.2) Prepare for TEST
STUDY GUIDES Ch. 19: Focus Questions: 19.1 - 19.4 Structure your knowledge: 1 Multiple Choice:All
Ch. 20: Focus Questions: 20.1, 20.3 Structure your knowledge: None Multiple Choice:1 - 6, 9 - 14, 16
Ch. 21: Focus Questions: 21.2, 21.3, 21.4, 21.5, 21.6 Structure your knowledge: 2 (Write on the bottom of page 159) Multiple Choice: All
Ch. 22:
Focus Questions: 22.1, 22.2, 22.4, 22.6 Structure your knowledge: 2, 3 (Write on the bottom of page 164) Multiple Choice: All except 2, 7, 12
Ch. 23: Focus Questions: 23.3 Structure your knowledge: None Multiple Choice: 3, 5, 7 11
Ch. 24: Focus Questions: None Structure your knowledge: 1 (Write on the bottom of page 177) Multiple Choice: 1 - 4
Ch. 25: Focus Questions: 25.1 Structure your knowledge: None Multiple Choice: None
OTHERS Objectives for Unit #10
Working with Data: Animal Phylogeny, Phylogenetics, Reproductive Isolation, Prebiotic Molecules,
ESSAYS 37b, 51, 116, 150, 160, 162, 5, 38, 67, 79, 102, 116, 121, 136, 160D, 162, 191, 195, 203 (c), 206 (c), 14, 21, 62, 91, 150, 192, 195, 143, 164A, 164D, 207 (a), 223, 230, 232, 236, 239, 243, 245 (long)
VIDEOS

Mr. Anderson will walk you through
- Natural Selection
- Examples of Natural selection
- Cellular Variation (Examples, Heterozygous Advantage, Gene Duplication)
- Population Variation (Examples at the population level, calculate allele frequencies (HW))
- Intro to Hardy Weinberg & Population Genetics
- Solving Hardy Weinberg Problems
- Genetic Drift
- Evidence for Evolution
- Mechanisms to increase variation (in bacteria and eukaryotes)
- Populations Continue to Evolution (Types of selection)
- Speciation & Extinction
- Speciation; and Reproductive Isolation
- Stickleback Evolution
- Phylogenetics (Cladograms)
- LAB: Comparing DNA Sequences
- Abiogenesis & Miller's Experiment
- Origin of Life - Scientific Evidence
- The Essential Characteristics of Life are Conserved & Evolution of Eukaryotes
- Endosymbiosis
- The Three Domains of Life (start at 3 min - end)

The Kahn Academy can lecture you on
- Allele frequency, the Hardy Weinberg Equation, and Applying the equation

Cleearly Stated'sWhat is evolution?, Evidence of Evolution and Chemical Evolution and Can Evolution Explain the Origin of Life?
Learn Genetics: Variation + Selection & Time; Evolution in Action
PHET Simulation: Natural Selection
PBS: Why Does Evolution Matter Now

Harvard's Horizontal Gene Transfer; Molecular Evolution and The Early Earth; Speciation in Gators

Allele A1Simulation:
-Allele A1 Program Download
-YouTube Allele A1 Demo (Duke U.)

The Species Problem - Various ways to define species
Speciation by Cornell's Ornithology Lab

Class 3

No Class - Spring Break Begins!!!

No School - SPRING BREAK!!

Spring Break: March 12 - 28, 2021

 UNIT #11

 INTERACTIONS: SENSORY & RESPONSE SYSTEMS, BEHAVIOR & ECOLOGY Binder Pages: Unit 11

Week 28: Mar. 29 - April 2 Welcome back!!
Lab 1
  • AP Lab #12: Rolly Polly behavior: Taxis (Complete in this Lab)
Class 1
  • Plant Responses: Dandilion Demo of phototropism (Need Handout) if Dandilions are available;
  • Discuss Phototropisms & Photoperiodism (Binder 343 +)
Class 2
  • Explain Biome Project with Google Slides (Binder pg. 353)
    • Choose one Biome
    • Assigned one human intrusion for application of concepts presentation;
  • Plant Response: Phototropisms & Photoperiodism (Binder pg. 343+)
Lab 2
  • Animal Behavior Topics and Videos Behavior & Abiotic Factors ppt
    Interactions: Binder p. 347
  • Quorum sensing in Bacteria - Cell communication using local regulators; infomration transmitted by signal transduction pathway
Class 3
  • LAB: Analyze Behavior Case Study(Kin selection of Belding's Squirrel - Binder pg.349+);
  • More Animal Behavior videos
Week 29: April 5 - 9 (Saturday is prom)
Lab 1
  • Text 42.3
  • Make 2 slides/person for your biome presentation
Class 1
Class 2
  • Population Growth & Regulation (Binder pg. 355+)
    • Populations ppt
    • Equations of Population Growth; Life Histories;
    • Human Population Growth (Binder pg. 353 (intro problems), 355 and 357+ (many problems))
    • Populations ppt
  • Text 40.5 and 40.6
  • Work some on two biome sllides
  • Try Intro to Population Growth Practice Problems (Binder 359+ #4, 5, 9)
    • Answers will be posted here
Lab 2
  • Watch Bozeman's Ecosystems;
  • Make 2 slides/person of your Biome presentation;
  • Do Intro to Population Problems (Binder pg. 353 #1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10 (part b is asking for the net change in the population size)
    • Answers will be posted HERE
  • Do Applying Concepts to Cactus Finch (Binder 355-356)
    • Answers will be posted here
Class 3
  • Energy flow in ecosystems:
  • Evaluate Data from AP Lab Energy Dynamics (Binder pg. 383+)
    • Do Practice Energy flow Problems (Binder p. 385)
  • Try Population Growth Practice Problems (Binder 363+ #6, 7, 9, 10, next are m.c. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18-21 graph changes)
    • Answers will be HERE;
  • Optional: Mr. Knuffke's Prezi on Ecosystem Structure
Week 30: apr. 12 - 16 (3 days: Wed - Health Day & Fri - Skip Day)
Lab 1
Optional: Interesting story of Jerry Coyne, who has a botfly egg deposited on his head, on NPR's Radiolab (16 min).
Class 1
Class 2 No Classes: Senior Health Day No Classes Today - Work on your Biome Presentation
Lab 2
  • LAB: Simpson's Diversity Index
  • NEED LAB ACTIVITY

Class 3

No School for Seniors: Senior Skip Day

No School
Week 31: apr. 19 - 23 (potpourri Week)
Lab 1
  • Lab: Group Presentations: Biomes & Human Intrusions in Ecosystems
Class 1
  • Practice Analysis Questions (Binder pg. 395 - 420)
  • TBA
Class 1
  • The Origin of Life; (Binder pg. 391-393)
Class 1
  • Text 25.1, 25.2
  • Do these multiple choice Questions: Binder pg. 395 - 420 #TBA
Class 3 TEST: Unit #11; Chapters: 39.3-39.6, 40, 41, 42, 43 Prepare for TEST:
STUDY GUIDES Response & Behavior
Ch.31:
Focus Questions: 31.3, 31.5, 31.6, Structure your knowledge: 2 (Draw this on the bottom of page 230) Multiple Choice: 7. 8, 12
Ch. 37:
Focus Questions: All, Structure your knowledge: 1 (Write a description on the bottom of pg. 286) Multiple Choice: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15

Ch. 39: Focus Questions:39.1, 39.5, 39.6, 39.8 Structure your knowledge:1, 3 (Write on the bottom of pg. 304) Multiple Choice: 1, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19,
Ecology:
Ch. 40:
Focus Questions: 40.5 - 40.9 Structure your knowledge: 2 Matching: None Multiple Choice: All except 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 21,
Ch. 41: Focus Questions: 41.1, 41.2, 41.3, 41.4 Structure your knowledge: 1, 2 (Writ eon pg. 328) Multiple Choice: All except 8, 14, 15
Ch. 42: Focus Questions: 42.2, 42.3, 42.5, Structure your knowledge: 1 and 2 (Write on hte bottom of page 328) Multiple Choice: 1 - 8
Ch. 43: Focus Questions: 43.1, 43.5, 43.7 Structure your knowledge: 4 (Write on a piece of paper) Multiple Choice: 1, 2 4, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15
OTHERS Objectives for Test #11 Objectives for Unit #12
Working with Data: Nickel and plants; nicotine and plant defense; Eyes and Rods;
Working with Data: Habitat Fragmentation, Wildlife Corridors,
ESSAYS

Response & Behavior: 23, 59, 146(d,e), 149, 158, 7, 8, 44, 60, 114b, 115, 130, 149, 164C, 178, 8, 44, 84c, 89, 122, 149, 155, 177, 8, 44, 84c, 89, 122, 149, 155, 177, 234, 241

Ecology: 1, 18, 23, 77, 95, 115, 131, 158, 160B, 208 (b), 168A, 179, 181, 186, 189, 208, 20, 26, 50a, 61a, 104 cd, 134, 159, 168A, 174, 10, 33, 50b-c, 61b-c, 104a, 148(a), 164, 204, 12, 45, 46, 76c, 73, 85, 92, 104b, 110, 118, 140, 151, 160C, 164B, 172, 184, 194, 221, 224, 231, 237, 242, 245 (long), 246 (long) , 247, 249, Review Essays 187, 190

VIDEOS

Mr. Anderson can walak you through
- Nervous System
- The Sensory System
- Muscle System
- Behavior & Natural Selection: Plant Response, Pollination, & Animal Mating Strategies
-
Mechanisms of Timing- Phototropism, Photoperiodism, Circadiam Rhythms, & Quarum sensing in bacteria

- Resting Potential by Pacific Media and Action Potential by Medicine Animations

- Why do your knuckels crack (explanation) and video?

History: Recording an Action Poential by Hodgkin; Squid Axon Nerve Removal (MIT)
Kahn Academy can lecture you about
- The Nervous System (neurons, the Na+/K+ pump, Action potentials, saltatory conduction (with myelin sheath), and synapses)
- Muscle Function (actin & myosin, tropomyosin & troponin, & sarcoplasmic reticulum)
Raven's Animation:
- Phytochromes (Pr and Pfr) (McGraw Hill animation) or at Youtube
- Pearson's Animation of (1) The neuromuscular junction, (2) the Excitation of the Muscle Fiber and (3) The Cross Bridge Cycle
- Crash Course in Big Guns: Muscle System (somewhat enetertaining and educational)

History: Recording an Action Poential by Hodgkin; Squid Axon Nerve Removal (MIT)
K
ahn Academy can lecture you about
- The Nervous System (neurons, the Na+/K+ pump, Action potentials, saltatory conduction (with myelin sheath), and synapses)
- Muscle Function (actin & myosin, tropomyosin & troponin, & sarcoplasmic reticulum)
Raven's Animation:
- Phytochromes (Pr and Pfr) (McGraw Hill animation) or at Youtube
- Pearson's Animation of (1) The neuromuscular junction, (2) the Excitation of the Muscle Fiber and (3) The Cross Bridge Cycle
- Crash Course in Big Guns: Muscle System (somewhat enetertaining and educational)
Mr. Anderson will continue to walk you thorugh the last topics of the year:
- Behavior & Natural Selection
- Response to External Environments - Address hibernation & Migration & Temperature control
- Cellular Cooperation (Bozeman)
- Abiotic & Biotic Factors- distinctions
- Populations (& Communities)
- Exponential Growth (Equations) & Logistic Growth (Equations)
- Population Modeling in Spreadsheets
- Communities and Ecological Succession
- Biodiversity
- Ecosystems & Populations Food Chains, Primary Productivity, Logistic Growth
- Ecosystem Change
- Homeostatic Disruptions - Includes Brown Tree Snake


Kristina Gremski tries her hand with
Energy Transfer in Ecosystems - Food Chains
Water & Carbon cycles
Nitrogen & Phosphorus cycles

Harvard's Invasive Species Tutorial
Marmosets learn by watching one another (J. Nature)



 UNIT #12

 REVIEW FOR THE AP BIOLOGY TEST - Separate Binder of Pages

Week 32: Apr 26 - 30 (MON.- LAST DAY FOR SENIORS; MAY PROJECTS BEGIN AP exams; Revew handouts coming; tues - no school)
Class 1

Discuss test structure

Review Statistics and practice problems

Collect 2018 Practice Exam Scantron & Grid page

  • Do the 2018 Practice Exam
    • Review Binder pages 109-168 multiple choice and calculation problems only).
    • You may use resources if necessary to determine your answers.
    • Write your answers on a scantron;
    • put the calculation answers on the grid sheet.
    • Here is the look of the AP Bio Test Booklet (2013)
    • Of possible value: Try Virtual labs for review
Lab 1

No School; Break

 

  • Do the 2017 Practice Exam
    • Review Book pages 169 - 227; multiple choice AND calculation problems)
    • Write your answers on a scantron & grid sheet.
Class 2
  • Handback 2018 Practice Exam; Collect the 2017 and 2016
  • Practice Exam Scantrons and Grid Pages
  • Review the Calculation problems
  • Do a couple Data Analysis Practice (Binder pg. 11 - 14)
  • Round Robin FRQs (5 Questions) - Whiteboards
  • Start Calculation Review Problems (Binder 15 - 24)
  • Meeting Time:
  • Do the 2016 Practice Exam
    • Review Book pages 228-280; multiple choice AND calculation problems)
    • Write your answers on a scantron & grid sheet.
Lab 2
  • Hand back the 2016 & 2015 Practice Exams
  • Review the Calculation problems of the 2016 & 2015 Exam
  • Complete the Calculation Review Problems (Binder 27 - 36)
  • AP Bio Lab Review
  • Meeting Time:

 

 

  • Do the following:
  • Finish any AP Bio Practice tests that you haven't yet finished.
  • Come with a list of topics that you are least sure of.
  • Go through your text book, your notes, your lab manual, your binders. What do you remember the least?
  • Write the list down and give it to me tomorrow. I'll use it to plan the things we will cover on Friday.
Class 3
  • AP Bio Lab Review
  • Review - Topics - Student Choice
  • Details of the exam; what to bring to exam
  • Meeting Time:

  • Do the 2019 Practice Exam
    • ALONE, NO RESOURCES & TIMED, 90 minutes!! (review Book pages 65 - 108; multiple choice AND calculation problems; not the essays)
    • Write your answers on a scantron & grid page.
NEXT WEEK:
Be Hardcore Bio

Check out some of the review videos below. Try any remaining AP Exams I have given you. Study with a friend; ask one another questions. Sleep well Sunday night! Look at the remaining AP Bio Tests (answers will be distributed)

Review Resources
Week 34: May 10 - 14 (Bahe at Biology DreYland) - Prepare on your own

Fri May 14

AP BIOLOGY EXAM
7:45 am -- in the ?????????? Room (probably MultiPurpose Room)
Be on time - in fact, BE EARLY!! Bring pencils, pens and a watch!! Bring a good calculator and extra batteries. Bring a snack for the break time.
Good Luck!!