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Thursday, 9/21 - Start Biochemistry Lab

posted Sep 21, 2017, 4:43 AM by Doug Haskins   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 5:56 AM ]

Essential Question:  What are the similarities of the chemicals that make up living things?

Today’s 
Class

Tonight’s Homework & Upcoming Assessments

Other Announcements

START HERE:  1. Food and Biological Molecules - Complete this task online. (not for a grade)


2. Notes - Biological Molecules


3. Biochemistry Lab - Review the expected outcomes. Then, create a test chart in your notebook. 

a. test all of the sample substances (sugars,  starches, proteins and lipids) against all of the reagents. You might not finish this part of the lab today. 

b. compare the outcomes to the chart from the prelab reading. 

(Lab directions booklet)


Homework:

2-4 Biomolecules Review Video & Question

Watch the video linked here and complete the question. 3 points


Due Sunday night 9/24/17


STUDY TIP:  Go over today's notes, again

Biology Workshops:

Tuesday, 9/26 &

Wednesday, 9/27


EXTRA CREDIT & ENRICHMENT! 

FULL!
Young Scientist

Wednesday, 9/20 - 2 HR DELAY DAY

posted Sep 20, 2017, 4:24 AM by Doug Haskins   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 7:33 AM ]

Essential Question:  What are the similarities of the chemicals that make up living things?

Today’s 
Class

Tonight’s Homework & Upcoming Assessments

Other Announcements

START HERE:  1. Click here to complete the biological molecule match. Results will be sent to your email. 


2. Biolab 2 Prelab chart check ( 5 pts). Double-check your pre-lab chart here


3. Notes on Biological Molecules

(See additional resources on the 02 Chemistry of Life e-Binder page.) 


STUDY TIP: 

Review or print a typed biological molecule chart

2 HR DELAY SCHEDULE

TIME

GRADE 9-12

GRADE 9-12

10:00 - 10:30

Period 1

Period 1

10:33 - 11:03

Period 4

LUNCH 1

11:06 - 11:36

LUNCH 2

Period 4

11:39 - 12:09

Period 5

Period 5

12:12 - 12:42

Period 6

Period 6

12:45 - 1:15

Period 2

Period 2

1:18 - 1:48

Period 3

Period 3

1:51 - 2:21

Period 7

Period 7

2:24 - 2:55

Period 8

Period 8

Homework:

2-3 Checkpoint: Biologically Important Molecules 10 pts

  • Each correct answer is one point. 
  • You can complete the task multiple times. 
Quiz: Biological Molecules on Thursday, 9/28/17


EXTRA CREDIT & ENRICHMENT! 

FULL!
Young Scientist


Tuesday, 9/19

posted Sep 18, 2017, 6:47 PM by Doug Haskins   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 12:08 PM ]

Essential Question:  What are the similarities of the chemicals that make up living things?

Today’s 
Class

Tonight’s Homework & Upcoming Assessments

Other Announcements

START HERE:  1. Review the content from the reading activity, "Biological Molecules". What are the types of biological molecules? 


2. Biological Molecules Chart - In groups, complete the chart. Review the various aspects of the organic molecules that make up living things 

  - blank chart


3. Present the information to the class. 


4. Homework: Begin the prelab work (see homework)

mentor meetings

Homework: Biolab 2 - Introduction to Biochemistry Prelab

  1. Read the following background information for the lab
  2. In the biolab section of the notebook, draw this table (ONLY #1) and complete it from the information in the reading. DO NOT DRAW CHART 2. 
HINTS: 
Reagent: a substance for use in chemical analysis 

Postive/Negative Test: Changes to be seen with the addition of the reagent

Chemistry: type of reaction or interaction  bank:  
  • complex of Cu2+
  • complex of I3- or I5-
  • reduction of Cu2+
  • Solubility of Sudan III Fat



Biology Workshop:

Stay after school for the biology workshop! Tuesday, 9/19/17

  • Lab Report Rewrites
  • Retake water properties quiz

EXTRA CREDIT & ENRICHMENT! 
Young Scientist

Extra Credit / Enrichment "Letters to a Young Scientist"

posted Sep 18, 2017, 3:36 PM by Doug Haskins

young scientist book club



Commitment: 

  • Four Weeks of reading and participating in an online discussion board.
  • Discussions online using the rubric for book conversations. See the guidelines here
Incentives: 
  • Score to be added to the quiz "Science Processes" taken on September 7. The score will replace the quiz score or be an additional 8% (which ever is more points).
Finding copies of the Text

Monday, 9/18

posted Sep 18, 2017, 4:53 AM by Doug Haskins   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 12:09 PM ]

Essential Question:  What are the similarities of the chemicals that make up living things?

Today’s 
Class

Tonight’s Homework & Upcoming Assessments

Other Announcements

START HERE:  1. Chemical Compounds - Using the ball-stick organic modeling kits, create several molecules for your notebook. 


2. How did you make each of the chemicals? 



3. Homework:  Cornell Method for Note-taking

- Read "Biological Molecules" from the Concepts of Biology text  

- Make two columns on a new notebook page. The left column should be 1/3 wide and the right column 2/3 wide. Add notes from the reading to the main section of the notes (as if you were in class). 


(click to enlarge)


- Take notes from the text on the right-sided column 

Homework:  Continue to read about "Biological Molecules" and taking notes using the Cornell Note-taking method. Add notes from the reading to the main section of the notes (as if you were in class). 


Biology Workshop:

Stay after school for the biology workshop! Tuesday, 9/19/17

  • Lab Report Rewrites
  • Retake water properties quiz

EXTRA CREDIT & ENRICHMENT! 
Young Scientist

Friday, 9/15

posted Sep 15, 2017, 4:36 AM by Doug Haskins   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 12:09 PM ]

Essential Question:  Could living things survive without water?

Today’s 
Class

Tonight’s Homework & Upcoming Assessments

Other Announcements

START HERE:  1. Quick Quiz (Water Properties - 5 questions)


2. Chemical Compounds - Using the ball-stick organic modeling kits, create several molecules for your notebook. 


3. How did you make each of the chemicals? 



Biolab 1 What's living in the courtyard? You may make changes and resubmit the lab report by Tuesday, 9/19 to get rescored. 




Biology Workshop:

Stay after school for the biology workshop! Tuesday, 9/19/17

  • Lab Report Rewrites
  • Retake water properties quiz

EXTRA CREDIT & ENRICHMENT! 


Thursday, 9/14

posted Sep 14, 2017, 4:56 AM by Doug Haskins   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 12:09 PM ]

Essential Question:  Could living things survive without water?

Today’s 
Class

Tonight’s Homework & Upcoming Assessments

Other Announcements

START HERE:  1. Complete the water quiz on the USGS website


2. The Water Molecule - Use the Ball-stick model to show a mode of a water molecule. 


3. Write notes in your notebook: Key Properties of Water for Living Things - In your team, split up the topics on the USGS website. What are the key properties of water for living things? 


4. Class Notes - Properties of Water


5. Homework: Study for the short quiz on water. 

Homework:  Study for the water quiz (very short - 20 points)



Quiz: Properties of Water - Tomorrow! 

5 multiple choice questions


Paper clip on water



YouTube Video


YouTube Video



Wednesday, 9/13

posted Sep 13, 2017, 4:55 AM by Doug Haskins   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 12:11 PM ]

Essential Question:  Could life survive without water? 

Today’s 
Class

Tonight’s Homework & Upcoming Assessments

Other Announcements

START HERE:  1. Complete the Chemistry Review Questions (not for a grade)


2. What compounds did you find?  2-1 Ten Compounds 2 points


3. Water Olympics! Try all of the events in the H2O Olympics! 


4. Homework:  Review the workstations. Then, go to this website... What physical features of water seem to be observed in the Water Olympics? Label each workstation as a particular physical feature of water in your notebook. 



Homework:  Review the workstations. Then, go to this website... What physical features of water seem to be observed in the Water Olympics? Label each workstation as a particular physical feature of water in your notebook.



Quiz: Properties of Water - Friday


Tuesday, 9/12

posted Sep 12, 2017, 4:50 AM by Doug Haskins   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 12:10 PM ]

Essential Question:  What are the similarities of the chemicals that make up living things?

Today’s 
Class

Tonight’s Homework & Upcoming Assessments

Other Announcements

1. Introduction to the learning unit "Chemistry of Life"

2. Ionic v. Covalent Bonding - Read about different types of bonds and add notes to your notebook using this website.

3. Notes on Bonds, Chemistry and Molecules 


Tonight: 2-1 Ten Compounds 2 points (due tomorrow) 


Quiz: Properties of Water - Friday


Due today before the end of school: Biolab 1 What's in the courtyard?  Turn in through Google Classroom.

Biology Workshop

 Tuesday, 9/12/17

Monday, 9/11

posted Sep 11, 2017, 6:32 AM by Doug Haskins   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 12:12 PM ]

Essential Question:   

Today’s 
Class

Tonight’s Homework & Upcoming Assessments

Other Announcements

Continue to work on the biolab report. 


Notebooks collected periods 2 & 3

Work on the lab report "What's in our courtyard?" Due Date: Tuesday, 9/12/17 Submit completed work through Google Classroom. 


Biology Workshop


 Tuesday, 9/12/17

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