Mr. McGehee

ASA Biology 2012

Quarter 4: The Evolution of Life on Earth

This quarter, we will explore the following content areas:

  1. The History of Life on Earth
  2. Evidence for Evolution
  3. Patterns in Evolution
  4. Mechanisms of Evolution
Each unit will include its own selected reading, vocabulary, and lab.  Be prepared for weekly quizzes over vocabulary and key content.  Tests will be given every two weeks.  Homework is assigned daily and will include an online video, followed by review questions submitted electronically.

PLease Note:  Transcripts of all videos are now available!  Please check the unit folders to download and/or print.

Speech and Debate!

posted May 16, 2013, 9:48 AM by Robert McGehee   [ updated May 16, 2013, 10:28 AM ]

Student Interest Meeting 5/16/2013


Why Speech and Debate?  Click here, that's why.

Final Exam Format

posted May 9, 2013, 8:46 AM by Robert McGehee   [ updated May 13, 2013, 6:16 AM ]



Part 1:
4.3 Unit Test (10%)

Part 2: Cumulative Multiple Choice (75%)

Part 3: Cumulative Essay (15%)


Essay Topics (choose 1)

  1. The chemistry, ecology and evolution of photosynthesis and respiration.    
  2. Natural selection and evolution of DNA, proteins, and traits.  

Week of 5/5/13

posted May 4, 2013, 6:01 PM by Robert McGehee

Day 1

    In class
  • Group F Presentation
  • Group C Presentation
    Homework: Review Unit 1

Day 2: 

    In Class:
  • Group A Presentation
  • 5 MC questions from Unit 1
    Homework: Review Unit 2

Day 3:

    In Class:
  • Group G Presentation
  • 5 MC questions from Unit 2
    Homework: Review Unit 3

Day 4:
    In Class:
  • Group D Presentation
  • 5 MC questions from Unit 3
    Homework: Review Unit 4

Biology Students!

posted May 2, 2013, 10:54 AM by Robert McGehee

Don't forget to visit the Breaking Bad Habits Website this weekend.

Please take the final survey for the CBL group.

www.bbhabits.blogspot.com

Homework for the Week of 4/29/13

posted Apr 29, 2013, 2:04 PM by Robert McGehee   [ updated May 1, 2013, 3:17 PM ]

Homework for the week of 4/22/13

posted Apr 24, 2013, 7:32 AM by Robert McGehee   [ updated Apr 26, 2013, 12:02 PM ]

Days 1 and 2:

    In class: Test preparation and review game
    Homework: Review for test

Day 3:

    In class: Unit 4.2 Test, 4.3 Vocabulary (click here)
    Homework: None

Day 4:

    In class: 4.3 Project work
    Homework: Video 33 and Q's

YouTube Video




Homework for the Week of 4/15/2013

posted Apr 15, 2013, 3:48 PM by Robert McGehee   [ updated Apr 18, 2013, 3:04 PM ]

Day 1:
  • Complete phylogeny presentation
  • Video 28 and Comprehension Questions

YouTube Video



Day 2: Video 30 and Comprehension Questions

YouTube Video



Day 3: Video 31 and Questions

YouTube Video



Day 4: Video 32 and Questions

YouTube Video


Homework for the Week of 4/8/2013

posted Apr 8, 2013, 7:36 AM by Robert McGehee

Day 1
    In class: Begin 4.2 Project
    Homework: Eating Healthy video at Breaking Bad Habits Blog

Day 2-Day 3
    In class: Stanford 10/AIMS
    Homework: None

Day 4
    In class: Complete 4.2 Project
    Homework: be ready to present on Monday!


Homework for the Week of 4/1/13

posted Apr 2, 2013, 8:49 PM by Robert McGehee

Day 1: CBL Video and Survey

Day 2: Descent of Man reading guide

Day 3: Video 28 and Comprehension Questions

Video 28




Day 4: Attend ASA Festival and/or Night Under the Stars!

Homework for the Week of 3/18/13

posted Mar 18, 2013, 7:39 AM by Robert McGehee   [ updated Mar 18, 2013, 11:36 AM ]

Day 1: Geologic Time Webquest

        http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/fossils/contents.html

Day 2: Timeline of Major Events in Earth's History

       http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/index.php

         http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/prehistoric-world/prehistoric-time-line/

        http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/evolvingplanet/POST/EP_V8.swf

        
Day 3-4: Making 5-slide Presentations

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