Biology: 2017-2018

Updated planner to reflect snow days.... MIDTERM DATES

posted Jan 9, 2018, 7:49 AM by Tiffany Floria

Good morning!

I just wanted to update the upcoming dates to reflect the snow days. 

Be sure to take a look at your class planner on Google Classroom.

Midterm Exams have been adjusted as follows:

Thursday, January 18 A & B (1/2 Day)
Friday, January 19 C & D (1/2 Day)
Monday, January 22  E & F (1/2 Day)
Tuesday, January 23 G & Make-up (1/2 Day)

Wednesday, January 24 First day of Term 3 (Semester II)

Stay Warm,

Mrs. Floria

Welcome Back & Happy New Year!

posted Jan 2, 2018, 8:50 AM by Tiffany Floria

We only have a few school days before mid-term exams start! It is time to be sure your brain is back in school mode - so that you can demonstrate your learning. 

A few tips to prepare for exams:
 - Study in chunks - do not try to "cram" it all in one night!
 - Eat breakfast every day! A fed brain is a happy brain!
 - Keep an agenda - prioritize your assignments, friends, video games, and HW... be sure you are not wasting precious time 
 - Ask for help! Your teachers have help days for a reason - and they cannot read minds. Ask for help if you need it. 

As freshman, this is the first year you will take these exams. These exams are VERY important, as they can make a significant impact on your yearly grade in the course. The mid-term exam accounts for 20% of the Semester grade which is equivalent to 10% of the overall score for the year. 

As far as preparation for the mid-term exam, the study guide questions on your planners are a great place to start. Mid-term exams will assess your knowledge on all the concepts from class thus far this year. While some class time will be dedicated to review before mid-term exams, ultimately, you are responsible for all content and vocabulary. 

Key topics are:

Methods of Science & Scientific Methods
Chemistry of Life
Digestive System
Evolution

Check Google Classroom for a copy of the planner with some key study questions for the exam. 

The schedule for mid-term exams is as follows: (pending any more snow days! - let's hope for none!!)

Tuesday, January 16 A & B Exam
Wednesday, January 17 C & D Exam
Thursday, January 18 E & F Exam
Friday, January 19 G & Make-up Exam

One last thing - do not forget that if you are planning on submitting an extra credit project - you must do so by Friday January 5th. Late submissions will not be accepted under any circumstances. See Google Classroom for details

Copy of Semester Exam Bulletin January 2018


Important Upcoming Biology Dates!

posted Dec 21, 2017, 7:04 AM by Tiffany Floria

Good morning Biology students!

I am sending this email out as a reminder and notice of important dates that are coming up.

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow - you have been given time in class to create your classification website for the organism that you chose. Do not forget that the link to your created Google Site must be submitted in Google Classroom by 11:59pm tomorrow, Friday December 22nd in order to obtain full credit. Links submitted after that date/time will have a 10% deduction applied for each day late. After the 3rd day, zero credit will be awarded. 

Also - if you are planning on completing the extra credit video assignment - links to your video must be submitted by January 5th. Late submissions will NOT be accepted. No exceptions will be made. 

When we return from break, we have only 7 school days until mid-term exams!! As freshman, this is the first year you will take these exams. These exams are VERY important, as they can make a significant impact on your yearly grade in the course. The mid-term exam accounts for 20% of the Semester grade which is equivalent to 10% of the overall score for the year. 

As far as preparation for the mid-term exam, the study guide questions on your planners are a great place to start. Mid-term exams will assess your knowledge on all the concepts from class thus far this year. While a single class block will be dedicated to review before mid-term exams, ultimately, you are responsible for all content and vocabulary. 

Key topics are:

Methods of Science & Scientific Methods
Chemistry of Life
Digestive System
Evolution

The schedule for mid-term exams is as follows:

Friday, January 12 A & B Exam
Tuesday, January 16 C & D Exam
Wednesday, January 17 E & F Exam
Thursday, January 18 G & Make-up Exam

Have a wonderful holiday break!

Dichotomous Keys Station Labs

posted Dec 5, 2017, 2:20 PM by Tiffany Floria

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Dichotomous Keys USE.mp4


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Characteristics of Organisms Station Labs

posted Dec 4, 2017, 7:55 AM by Tiffany Floria   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 9:01 AM ]

Digestive System Extra Credit Model Examples...

posted Nov 12, 2017, 4:19 PM by Tiffany Floria   [ updated Nov 12, 2017, 4:19 PM by Tiffany Floria ]

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3-D poster
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Enzyme "Virtual" Lab

posted Oct 30, 2017, 7:14 PM by Tiffany Floria   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 7:14 PM by Tiffany Floria ]

Digestive System: Station Lab/Booklet Links

posted Oct 23, 2017, 5:03 PM by Tiffany Floria   [ updated Oct 24, 2017, 5:16 PM by Tiffany Floria ]

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