AP Biology 2013-2014

 
Wed. April 9 - Periods 4-8, go to Auditorium during your lunch period to complete your AP Student Pack.
 
EXAM REVIEW
Suggestion: Purchase a review book designed for the NEW AP Biology exam format (2013 or later) - Cliff's is a good one but others are good too
PDF VERSION OF PRE-MIDTERM REVIEW SHEET (distributed in class Wed. Jan. 15th)
NEW: PDF VERSION OF POST-MIDTERM REVIEW SHEET (distributed in class Wed. April 9th)
Modified AP 2002 Exam Multiple Choice Section due Mon. 4/21- fransfer answers to scantron BEFORE class!
Math Review
pp. 1-2 (Complete for HW on Mon. 4/7 and check)
pp. 3-4 (Complete for HW on Tues. 4/8 and check)
pp. 7***-9 (Complete for HW (Q10 math is optional) on Wed. 4/9 and check)    Q10 Application
pp. 10-11 (Complete for HW on Thurs. 4/10 and check)
pp. 12-13 (complete for HW on Fri. 4/11 and check)
pp. 14-15 (complete in class on Mon. 4/21 and check)

 
"BIG IDEA 4": INTERACTIONS
 
Domain Eukarya: Kingdom Animalia
 
Body Systems Test Tues. April 22nd             REVIEW SHEET & MASTERINGBIOLOGY.COM QUESTIONS
Chapter 48 / 49 - Nervous System, Sensory & Motor Mechanisms
Bioflix- How Neurons Work  (watched Tuesday 4/8 & Wed. 4/9)
Video: Evolution of the Eye (4:08) - (watched Fri. 4/11)
Activity: Muscle Contraction  (Watched Thurs. 4/10)
 
Chapter 45 - Endocrine System, Ch. 46-Animal Reproduction, Ch. 47-Animal Development
Lab: Menstrual Cycle due Mon. April 7
Animation: Frog Development (watched Mon. 4/7)
Ch.45-47 Practice Questions - KEY  (suggestion: finish for HW Mon. 4/7 and check answers)
"Homeostasis Introduction" Packet - due Fri. April 4
Animation: ADH (watched Thurs. 4/3)
Chapter 43 - Immune System
Chapter 43 Activity Packet ---pp. 1-4 (temporarily skip #7 on p. 1) due Tues. 4/1, p. 1 # 7 & p. 5-6 due Wed. 4/2
Animation: HIV Replication (watched Wed 4/2)
 
Chapter 40 - Intro. to Animal Form & Function, 41 - Nutrition, 42 - Circulatory & Respiratory Systems, 44 - Excretory/Osmoregulation
 
Chapter 40, 41, 42, 44 Take Home Packet - distributed Tues. 3/25, due Thurs. 4/3
Blood pH / Bicarbonate Ion Buffer Animation (2.4, 3.1, 3.2) (watched Fri. 4/4)
 
 
Domain Eukarya: Kingdom Plantae    REVIEW SHEET & Relevant masteringbiology.com Questions               QUEST: Thurs. March 27
* HW - Tues. March 25th - PREPARE ONE HANDWRITTEN NOTECARD TO BE USED ON QUEST
* If you forget to bring it with you to class/do not make one, you still take the Quest 
* Notecard must submitted with the Quest (it will be returned)
Chapter 39 - Plant Hormones / Control Systems
Chapter 38 - Plant Development
Lab: Germination Journal - due Tues. 3/25
Chapter 37 - Plant Nutrition
Nutrient Cycles Worksheet- due Mon. 3/24 (hint: the E-book is a great resource... see p. 1229)
Chapter 36- Plant Transport
 
Chapter 29 - How Plants Colonized Land, Chapter 30 Evolution of Seed Plants
 

Domain Eukarya: Kingdom Protista (Chapter 28)

"Reading Guide: Ch. 28 Protists" - due Mon. 3/24 (the E-book is a great resource!)
Domain Eukarya: Kingdom Fungi (Chapter 31)
"Reading Guide: Ch. 31 Fungi-" complete all questions, due Thurs. 3/20 (bring texts to class Wed. 3/19)

 

 
"BIG IDEA 3": GENETICS AND INFORMATION TRANSFER
 
TEST: Chapters 18, 21, 20 - Tues. March 18th     REVIEW SHEET & Masteringbiology.com questions 
 
 
 
 
Biotechnology (Chapter 20)
 
* Sections to finish by Mon. 3/17: Table 1 on page S121a & "Standard Curve: Lambda DNA cut with HindIII - "Ideal Gel"  on the semi-log paper  (plot HindIII measurements from p. 121a)   x-axis: Distance Traveled (cm), y-axis: BP length
* On Monday 3/17 we will measure RFLP's & prepare a data table of our actual gel results.  Then, we will construct a Semi-Log graph of actual gel results on page S121b.  Students will also write a  half page summarizing the quantitative results of the investigation and a conclusion to the whodunit case (see p. S122- Analyzing Results)
* Other Sections to finish by Wed. 3/19: Page S113 # 1 & 2, page S115 3 bulleted questions, page S124 (reflections about 2 of 4 questions on p. S123)
 Worksheet: "A Mix-Up at the Hospital" & A Paternity Test" by Monday 3/17
DNA Fingerprinting (Wed. March 12/Fri. March 14)
 
PCR Virtual Lab  (Thurs. March 13)
 
Chapter 20 Review - due Fri. 3/14
Transformation of E. coli with a Green Fluorescent Protein Plasmid" - read and highlight by Tues. 3/11, lab due Thurs. 3/13
Transformation Lab Photo
Virtual Pre-Lab Activity: Lab 8 - Biotechnology - Bacterial Transformation (Mon. 3/10, staple worksheet to actual Transformation lab due Thurs. 3/13)
Lab Safety Agreement / Permission Slip due by Friday 3/7
Alternate Activity: HHMI Virtual Bacterial ID Lab
 
Lab: Cloning Paper Plasmid due Mon. 3/10
Animation: Recombinant Bacterial Plasmids/Cloning Genes (<--Fri. 3/7, Mon. 3/10)
 
 
Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria (Chapter 18)

Bozeman Biology Video- Viral Replication (10:30) - watch and take notes by Tues. March 4th

Bozeman Biology Video - Mechanisms that Increase Variation (11:43) --watch and take notes by Tues. March 4th

Bozeman Biology Video- The Operon (10:02) ---watch and take notes by Wed. March 5th

Worksheet - "Antibiotic Resistance" - due Wednesday March 5

"Chapter 18 - Review Sheet" - due Fri. March 7

Virus: http://www.johnkyrk.com/virus.html

Animation: Retrovirus    (Tues. 3/4)
Animation: Bacterial Transduction     (Tues. 3/4)
Animation: Bacterial Conjugation    (Tues. 3/4)
Animation: Bacterial Transformation   (Tues. 3/4)
HHMI: Bonnie Basler - Bacterial Quorum Sensing: The molecular cascade in bacterial quorum sensing
HHMI: Bonnie Basler - Bacterial Quorum Sensing: The LUX operon controls light production (<--Fri. 3/7) ... Question: is the Lux operon repressible or inducible?
Gene Machine: Lac Operon Simulator (Wed. 3/5, worksheet due Thurs. 3/6) -- click "Run Now", (if it asks you to update JAVA click "Later") then "Run"
Animation & Quiz: Lac Operon (Wed. 3/5)
Animation & Quiz: Trp Operon (Wed. 3/5)
Trp Operon Modeling Lab (Wed. 3/5, due Thurs. 3/6)
 
The Genetic Basis of Development (Chapter 21)

Bozeman Biology Video: Development - Timing and Coordination (13:41) -- watch and take notes by Mon. March 3

"The Evolution of Novel Forms" worksheet - due Mon. March 3

Animation: Stem Cells and Differentiation  (Mon. 3/3)
SRY Gene  (Mon. 3/3)
NY Times Article: "‘Sonic Hedgehog’ Sounded Funny, at First"  (Mon. 3/3)

 

CHAPTERS 16, 17, & 19 TEST - Fri. Feb. 28th     REVIEW SHEET

Here is a list of the masteringbiology.com questions to practice with!

The Organization and Control of the Eukaryotic Genome (Chapter 19)

HW - Ch. 19 Review Packet - complete Interactive Questions 19.1 & 19.4 on page 1 + check work against answer key on page 5---- by Wed. Feb. 26
HW - finish Ch. 19 Review packet  (all but p. 2 Structure Your Knowledge 2a-2d and page 3 MC # 9, 10, 12)+ check work against answer key on page 5 by Thurs. Feb. 27th
DNA Packaging Animation  (watched Tues. Feb. 25)
Epigenetics ... includes the "Lick Your Rats" game! (Wed. Feb. 26)
Animation: RNAi Explained
Video: NOVA - RNAi (15:00)  (Wed. Feb. 26)
Animation:How Tumor Suppressor Genes Block Cell Division (p53) -- (Thurs. Feb. 27) -- Note: Ignore the "Rb" gene section in the middle

From Gene to Protein (Chapter 17)

 
HW - due Tues. Feb. 25th - Ch. 17 Activity Packet pp. 2, 3, 5.  Finish remaining pages of Ch. 17 Activity packet (pp. 4, 6, 7) by Wednesday Feb. 26
HW - due Mon. Feb. 24 - Complete the Mutations Packet (remaining sheets are called "Gene Mutations", "Cystic Fibrosis Mutation", & "Sickle Cell Mutation")
HW - due Fri. Feb. 14 - Ch. 17 Activity Packet - Activity 1 & 2 (#1-5)
Beadle and Tatum Experiment (this is helpful for Activity 1)
 
Animations for Transcription, RNA Processing, & Translation (<--watched Wed. 2/12, Fri. 2/14, & Mon. 2/24),
 
Bioflix - Protein Synthesis  (watched Mon. Feb. 24)
Chapter 17 - Protein Jeopardy (click "Open", then click "Slide Show", then "View Show".... )    ANSWER KEY

 

Molecular Basis of Inheritance (Chapter 16)    

Complete the worksheet as you view this Interactive Powerpoint: Discovering the Molecule of Inheritance (scroll below and download to open the powerpoint properly) -- started Tues. 2/4, due Thurs. 2/6 ** no penalty if submitted Fri. 2/7 due to snow day but there will be other HW Thurs. night. Famous Research Paper: "A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid" by Watson & Crick - read and highlight Thurs. 2/6

Animation: Meselson & Stahl Experiment  (watched Fri. Feb. 7)

Animation: "What is DNA?"Animation: How Nucleotides are Added in DNA Replication (watched Fri. Feb. 7)

Animation: DNA Replication Fork (watched Fri. Feb. 7)

Interactive: DNA Replication - A Review (watched Fri. Feb. 7)

Complete  "DNA Replication Review" (p. 9) by Mon. 2/10

Bio-Flix - DNA Replication (watched Mon. Feb. 10)

Are Telomeres the Key to Aging and Cancer? (read and write 10 facts on back page by Tues. Feb. 11)

Worksheets due Wed. Feb. 12: Gene-Environment Interactions (2 sided), Examples of Gene Mutations, Mutagens, The Effects of Mutations, For Harm or Benefit

Article: "Shall I Encode Thee In DNA? Sonnets Stored On Double Helix"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Animation: DNA Repair Mechanisms - Nucleotide Excision Repair (note: this is a very detailed look at how cells can fix UV-radiation caused Thymine dimers with nuclease, DNA polymerase & DNA ligase)

Video: Bozeman Biology: Part 1 - DNA & RNA

 
Please talk to you parents tonight! Return tentative decisions Tuesday February 4th. I would like to have individual meetings with each of you to discuss your selections before I enter my official Recommendations into the computer system.
 
Submit AP Exam Check ASAP -- due NO LATER THAN TUES. FEB. 4th

Countdown to AP Bio Midterm- Wed. 1/29

MIDTERM EXAM- Wed. Jan 29 - Arrive: 7:10 AM, Exam Start Time: 7:30 AM, Exam End Time: 10:30 AM, Location: F Cafeteria
* Covers material from Experimental Design, & Textbook Chapters: 2-15, 22-26, & 36 (water potential)
PDF VERSION OF MIDTERM REVIEW SHEET  (distributed in class Wed. Jan. 15th)
 
 
 
 
Chapters 14 & 15 QUEST: Thurs. Jan. 23rd (due to snow day)   REVIEW SHEET <-- this Review Sheet is already incorporated into your Midterm Review Packet
Chromosomal Genetics (Chapter 15)
"Principles of Heredity WS - Chapters 14-15 Practice Questions" (due Friday Jan. 17)  ANSWER KEY on back page "(For 13, 14 assume T=tall, t=short, Y=yellow, y=green....For 34-35 hemophilia is a sex-linked recessive trait... Omit # 36, 37, 40, 44, & 45... for 46: 3/4 brown, 1/4 hazel, 1/16 both hazel.... )
 
"CHAPTER 15 - REVIEW" packet ( pp. 1-3 due Tues. Jan. 21... page 1-complete all, page 2-omit # 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, PAGE 3 - omit 14, 19, 20, 22) ANSWER KEY 
"Pedigree Analysis Worksheet" (extra practice to be completed in class Tues. Jan. 21)   ANSWER KEY   (Note: Page 2, Question 4b = yes)
Mendelian Genetics (Chapter 14)
Ch. 14 Vocabulary Sheet - due Mon. Jan. 13 Use Ch. 14 textbook reading, text glossary or Online Glossary
Monohybrid and Dihybrid Crosses - complete all of pp. 1&2 & # 1 on page 4 - due Tues. Jan. 14  ANSWER KEY
Genetics Problem Sheet # 1 = due Wed. Jan. 15
Pedigree Analysis in Genetics (due Thurs. Jan. 16)    ANSWER KEY   <--- check your work here!!!
 
Chapter 11/12/13 "Quest" Fri. Jan 10   REVIEW SHEET
Ch. 11 Self Quiz: Omit # 2,3, 7 Practice Test Omit # 3, 4, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40
(note: you probably CAN answer some of these questions but are not responsible for them)
Ch. 12 Self Quiz: Omit # 8 Practice Test Omit # 1, 12, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 34
Ch. 13 Self Quiz: Omit # 2 only, note 7 should read (2n = 8) Practice Test Omit # 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 23, 27*** (we should know synapsis is during meiosis I), 28, 29, 32*** (we should know that crossing over is during meiosis I), 33, 34, 35, 36, 40, 45, 47, 49
 
Meiosis (Chapter 13) 
Key to Cell Cycle vs. Meiosis Comparison Diagram (S = single chromosomes, D= double chromosomes, and note: genetic material is in the form of chromatin during interphase)
 
           DECA Students & Students Absent on 1/8:
* Finish page 5 & p 6 charts in notes in pencil
* Color your notes! Color chromosomes on pages 1 (p. 231) , 3 (p. 232), 4 (p. 233, 235, 236), & 6 (p. 234) red and blue according to textbook reference pages. 
Bio-flix - Meiosis (watched Wed. Jan. 8 in Period 5/6, Thurs. Jan. 9 in Period 2/3)
 
 
Cell Cycle - Mitosis (Chapter 12)
Cancer/Apoptosis Worksheet due Mon. Jan. 6
Bio-flix: Mitosis (watched Thurs. Jan. 2) 
AP Lab: Mitosis & Meiosis (lab through page 43 due Fri. Jan. 10)
Visit Online Onion Root Tips to finish Part 3A.1 and through Table on Part 3A.2 for HW Mon. Jan. 6, Finish through page 40 for HW Tues. Jan. 7, use LabBench: Meiosis for page 43 (Thurs. Jan. 9)
 
Cell Communication (Chapter 11)
 Chapter 11 - Homework Packet - (distributed 12/12, due Thurs. 1/2... hard-copy distributed in class has page references)
How is this Music Video a good analogy for signal transduction pathways? How does it relate to the 1st and 2nd law of thermodynamics? (Fri. Dec. 20)
Cell Communication Tutorial (complete in class on Wed. Dec. 18)
Build a Signaling Pathway see if you can complete Step 4 of 5 --- draw & label on looseleaf (Wed. Dec. 18)
Bonnie Bassler of Princeton: Video Lecture: "The secret, social lives of bacteria" (19:00) (watched Tues. 12/17)
 
 
 "BIG IDEA 2": CELL PROCESSES: ENERGY & HOMEOSTASIS
 
 
 
UNIT TEST: Metabolism/Enzymes/Thermodynamics, Respiration, Photosynthesis Mon. Dec. 16
Key - Review for Cells and Energy (worksheet distributed Thurs. Dec. 12)
 
Photosynthesis (Chapter 10)   QUIZ Thurs. Dec. 12     REVIEW SHEET
Practice via www.masteringbiology.com Ch. 10 Self-Quiz: Omit # 3, Practice Test Omit # 7, 20, 30, 34, 35
Respiration/Photosynthesis Comparison Chart due Wed. Dec. 11 (for column 1 apply to Aerobic Cellular Respiration in Eukaryotes).   KEY- RESPIRATION COLUMN        KEY PHOTOSYNTHESIS COLUMN
For the MC questions on pp. 2-3, omit # 4, (9), (13), 16, 18, 20.  Check MC against answer key on page 4
"History of a Carbon Atom"  neatly written or typed "Day 1" story (~1 page) due Mon. Dec. 9  Neil deGrasse Tyson Clip
Bozeman Biology: Photosynthesis (12:27) (watch and take notes --due Tues. Dec. 10) OR you may use take notes from the textbook Ch. 10 pp. 168--185
Bio-Flix: Photosynthesis (watched Mon. Dec. 9)
 
 
Respiration (Chapter 9)  QUIZ Fri. Dec. 6     REVIEW SHEET 
www.masteringbiology.com Ch. 9 SELF QUIZ omit # 5, , PRACTICE TEST omit # 5, 15 (though you can probably figure it out), 37, 46, 48
HW - Complete Respiration Practice Questions (Multiple Choice only) and check answers against key on back - due Thurs. 12/5
HW - Complete "Comparison of 3 Types of Respiration" Chart (use eText pp. 177-179 or our textbook pp. 162-164 as references for fermentation) - due Wed. 12/4
Bio-flix: Cellular Respiration (watched Mon. Dec. 2)
Bozeman Biology Video: Cellular Respiration (Aerobic Cellular Respiration & Fermentation) (14:14) -- watch and take notes by Tuesday Dec. 3rd
Bozeman Biology Video: Photosynthesis and Respiration (Respiration lesson from 11:30-15:38)
Introduction to Metabolism / Energy / Thermodynamics / ATP / Enzymes (Chapter 6, Ch. 8 online) - QUIZ Mon. Nov. 25     REVIEW SHEET
 
www.masteringbiology.com Ch. 8 ----Self-Quiz: Omit # 2, Practice Test: Omit 10, 20
Bozeman Biology Video - Standard Error (a measure of precision) (7:05)  (watched Tues. Nov. 26)
Bozeman Biology Video - Standard Deviation (a measure of variation) (7:50)
Lab: Factors Influencing Enzyme Activity
Read pp. 1-3, complete pre-lab questions 1-6b on page 3 for HW Wed. Nov. 20
PART 1: Period 5/6 Excel Spreadsheet Results    (can be downloaded by scrolling down)
Group**** Posterboard due Tuesday Nov. 26 (you will have ~15 min. at the start of class to complete your work Tuesday)
(*** you have the OPTION to work individually and create a Lab Report instead)
Grading Rubric       
Enzyme Group Posterboard Survey - optional -- complete by Sunday Dec. 1st if you have any concerns you want me to know about
REVIEW: Chapter 6: Metabolism/Enzymes packet: p. 3 due Wed. Nov. 20, Activity 2 pp. 1-2 due Fri. Nov. 22
Finish Chemical Reactions & Energy for HW Mon. Nov. 18
A Biochemical Pathway (Wed. Nov. 20)
Activation Energy and Enzymes (watched Thurs. Nov. 21)
Laws of Thermodynamics / ATP  (watched Tues. Nov. 19)
Interactive Lessons in Biology - Thermodynamics  (Tues. Nov. 19) NOTE: Topic 2, Question 1 has typos so skip it
Interactive Concepts in Biochemistry - Catalysis  (Tues. Nov. 19)  NOTE: ignore the Pop Up Amino Acid questions
Bozeman Biology Video - Life Requires Free Energy (HW - Fri. November 15, watch video and take notes)
UNIT TEST - Biochemistry, Cells, Membranes/Transport/Water Potential - Friday Nov. 15 (bumped yet again... due to Club Photos Thursday Nov. 14)   REVIEW SHEET
REVIEW: www.masteringbiology.com Ch. 7 online: Self Quiz (omit #5), Practice Test: (omit # 4, 7), Chapter 36: Self Quiz (#6-8 only), Practice Test: #8-14)
Membranes (Chapter 8 of textbook) & Water Potential (Ch. 36 - Transport in Plants - pp. 695-700 of text)
Bozeman Biology Video - AP Lab: Diffusion and Osmosis
U-Tube Experiment (watched Fri. Nov. 1)
Video: Onion Cell Plasmolysis  (watched Mon. Nov. 4)
An EGG-cellent Osmosis Experiment (can you figure out which solution is hypotonic to the egg? which solution is hypertonic to the egg?)   (watched Mon. Nov. 4)
 
"Diffusion Do Now" worksheet - complete # 1-2 for HW - due Mon. Nov. 4
Complete Worksheets (Active and Passive Transport (p. 1), Diffusion (p. 2), & Ion Pumps (p. 4) by Wed. Nov. 6, complete Water Relations in Plant Cells (p.3) due Thursday Nov. 14 
Read/highlight AP Lab Investigation 4: Diffusion and Osmosis (pages S51-S53) by Wed. Nov. 6
AP Lab 1- Diffusion and Osmosis - finish pp. 2-4 & pp. 17-18 by Thurs. Nov. 7, try to finish pp. 7-8 by Fri. Nov. 8, finished lab due Wednesday Nov. 13th (note: there will be other homework on Tuesday Nov. 12th)
Water Potential Sample Problems Answer Key (distributed on Tues. Nov. 12, finish for HW and check answer key)
 
BIOCHEMISTRY: Chemical Context of Life (Chapter 2) & Water and the Fitness of the Environment (Chapter 3), Carbon (Chapter 4) & Macromolecules (Chapter 5)   TAKE HOME "QUIZ" due Mon. Nov. 4 (distributed Thurs. Oct. 31)
REVIEW: www.masteringbiology.com Ch. 5 Self-Quiz (Omit #2), Practice Test (Omit 16, 20, 21, 43, 48, 51)
 
 
Bozeman Biology Video - Acids, Bases, and pH
 
 
"Biochemistry Worksheet" p. 1 due Tuesday Oct. 29, pp. 2 due Wed. Oct. 29, pp. 3-4 due Thurs. Oct. 30 (use Ch. 2 -5 of your TEXTBOOK for some answers!)   ANSWER KEY
3-D Modeling Protein (Tuber) worksheet - finish for HW Thurs. Oct. 30
Lab: Chemistry of Carbohydrates  - due Wed. Oct. 30
* See Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5 "Activities" on
 
www.masteringbiology.com (watched in class Monday Oct. 21- Thursday Oct. 31)
Complete Prion Questions (p. 11 of Ch. 4/5 Notes) by Fri. Nov. 1
 Cells, Organelles, Compartmentalization  QUIZ: Friday Oct. 25
Great review animations/activities on: www.masteringbiology.com (Ch. 6 online: A Tour of the Cell, text reference Ch.7)
Self-Quiz -- All Questions OK, Practice Test: for now in the curriculum, omit # 2-5, 13, 27, 40-43 
"What is Life? The Andromeda Strain" reading passage and 1-2 paragraph reflection due Mon. Oct. 28
Cell Structures Worksheet - due Tues. Oct. 22 Glossary
(1) Little Mito Reading and Questions, (2) Big Idea 2 Reading and Vocabulary, & (3) Tracing Ancestry with mtDNA reading and questions - distributed Tuesday Oct. 22, ALL 3 due Thurs. Oct. 24
Cell Size & Scale (watched Mon. Oct. 21)
Tour of Animal Cell (watched Animation Mon. Oct. 21, practiced with Tutorials Thurs. Oct. 24)
Tour of a Plant Cell (watched Animation Tues. Oct. 22, practiced with Tutorials Thurs. Oct. 24)
Endomembrane System Animation (watched Tues. Oct. 22)

 "BIG IDEA 1": EVOLUTION

Date of UNIT TEST: Fri. Oct. 18th REVIEW SHEET   STUDY!!!

Article: "Bugs May Be Resistant to Genetically Modified Corn" - due Tues. Oct. 22

Early Earth and Abiogenesis-The Origin of Life

 
 
Practice at www.masteringbiology.com Chapter 25, Self-Quiz: Omit # 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 Practice Test: Omit # 8-12, 16-19, 25, 28, 29, 30
NOVA Video: Revealing the Origins of Life (10:50) <--- how did RNA nucleotides form? (watched Tues. Oct. 15)
RNA was the first genetic molecule: http://dnaftb.org/26/index.html (check out Animation and Videos)
History of Life - can you put these events in sequence? (Wed. Oct. 16)
 
 
Speciation
* Practice at www.masteringbiology.com Chapter 24, Self-Quiz: # ALL, Practice Test: Omit # 12, 15, 18, 24, 25, 26
* "Essential Knowlege 1.C.3: Populations of organisms continue to evolve" packet - HW - due Oct. 11, answer questions 1-8 & select ONE of #9-13 to answer.  For most questions, just summarize concepts in the diagrams or discuss the evolutionary trends demonstrated.
* "Flying Squirrels Successfully Using Crossing Structures" - (footage!) (background on flying squirrels)  (viewed videos Fri. Oct. 11, Article and Questions due Tues. Oct. 15 )
Welcome to Evolution 101! http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evo_01 (read through the Speciation and Macroevolution pages) (Fri. Oct. 11)
 
Evidence for Evolution, Essential Characteristics of Life, Phylogeny, Cladistics -- Quiz # 3: Thursday Oct. 10
REVIEW: www.masteringbiology.com Chapter 26 - Phylogeny and The Tree of Life,  Self Quiz: omit 1, 5, 7, Practice Test: omit 22, 23, 24, 25, 28
 
 
Lab: Island Biogeography and Evolution: Solving a Phylogenetic Puzzle with Molecular Genetics - HW: October 4 - finish through Part II & p. 10 Questions 7a & 7b if you haven't yet done so.. Lab due Wednesday Oct. 9. 
AP LAB 3: Comparing DNA Sequences to Understand Evolutionary Relationships with BLAST - HW: October 4th.... read/highlight Background.  Lab report (Pt. 1 + Pt. 2) due Tues. Oct. 15 
 
Video Bozeman Biology 6- Phylogenetics (12:45) - HW - Thurs. October 3rd... watch and take notes by Monday... there will be other HW Friday!
 
"Basic Tree Thinking Assessment" (Questions pp. 2-6, Answers pp. 7-11 or can be accessed here.... Finish for HW on Thurs. October 3rd)
 
HHMI BioInteractive: Creating Phylogenetic Trees from DNA Sequences (in class Thurs. October 3, view Slides 17-26... especially check out the animation on Slide 22)
 
What Did T. Rex Taste Like? (in class Thursday October 3rd)
 
 
What is evolutionarily correct/ incorrect about this clip: The Evolution of the Simpsons? (watched October 2nd)
 
 
 
 
  
Microevolution & Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium -- Quiz # 2: Tuesday October 1
www.masteringbiology.com Chapter 23, Self-Quiz= all but # 4, Practice Test= all but # 3,4
Bioflix - Mechanisms of Evolution (watched Mon. Sept. 23... to access, log into masteringbiology.com, Chapter 23)
Answer Key to Hardy Weinberg Math Problems in notes (pp. 4-7) --- finish for HW on Tues. Sept. 24 and check your work!
Worksheets: Sexual Selection, The Founder Effect, Population Bottlenecks, Genetic Drift due Thursday. Sept. 26
Notes: Evolution of Populations (Monday Sept. 23-Tuesday Sept. 24)
Bozeman Biology Video - Genetic Drift - HW- watch/take notes for HW on Mon. Sept. 23
AP Lab Investigation 2: Mathematical Modeling: Hardy Weinberg - read and highlight for Thurs. Sept. 26
Prepared Excel Spreadsheet can be downloaded by scrolling to the bottom of this webpage or is on the Paulik folder of the Assignments drive.
 
 
QUIZ # 1- Experimental Design and Introduction to Evolution: Friday Sept. 20
Practice via www.masteringbiology.com Relevant MC Questions include:
Chapter 1 - Self-Quiz # 3, 7, 9, 10..... Practice Test # 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31
Chapter 22 - Self-Quiz # 1-5... Practice Test # 1-3, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23
Chapter 23 - Practice Test # 1, 5, 6, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, (32?), 33, 34, 35, 36
Evolution and Selection (Chapter 22)
Lab: Variation in Pea Seeds- due Tuesday Sept. 24 (please note, there will be additional homework Monday night)
AP Biology Equations and Formulas Sheet - distributed in class Friday Sept. 20
Bozeman Biology Video - Standard Deviation (7:50) - watched in class Friday Sept. 20
HW- Wed. Sept. 18 - Complete 2-sided "Artificial Selection" worksheet
Evolution Interactive Concept Map - can be downloaded by scrolling to the files below or by going to the Assignments Drive, Paulik folder
Lab: Color Variation Over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations" - complete pp. 1, 5-8 for HW on Wed. Sept. 18... completed lab due Friday Sept. 20)
PBS: Video - Why Does Evolution Matter Now? (6:19)  YouTube Version (watched in class Thurs. Sept. 19) 
HW - Tues. Sept. 17 - complete "Natural Selection" worksheet (questions 1-3), "Selection for Human Birth Weight" worksheet (questions 2-5), and "Heterozygous Advantage" worksheet (question 1)
Bozeman Biology Video: Examples of Natural Selection  (10:16) - HW - Mon. Sept. 16 - watch and take notes
Bozeman Biology Video: Natural Selection (8:53) - HW - Mon. Sept. 16 - watch and take notes
Introduction to Evolution Notes (completed in class Monday Sept. 16-Wednesday Sept. 18)
 
INQUIRY AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
AP Lab 11 - Animal Behavior
* 1 Hard-copy of 3-page paper lab due from each STUDENT (attach Bozeman Biology Notes on Animal Behavior & pillbug internet research)- due Friday Sept. 13
* 1 Posterboard of experiment due from each GROUP - due Friday. Sept. 13 (note: we will have one period of in-class time on Friday Sept. 13th to complete posterboards.... groups will present posterboards during the second class period)
* Bozeman Biology Video - AP Biology Lab 11: Animal Behavior (HW - Wed. Sept. 11 - watch video and take notes... also, bring in printouts of existing internet research on the effect of your I.V. on pillbug behavior/orientation behaviors/kinesis/taxis/movement/etc... This will be helpful when analyzing data and creating your group posterboard in class on Thursday Sept. 12)
* Lab Bench - Animal Behavior Lab - contains good review MC questions
* If you brought your group lab posterboards/gradesheets home, please bring them with you to class on Monday so that we can further discuss project grades.
 "Red Dot Special" worksheet (HW - Tues. Sept. 10: complete through the Web/Library Research questions.... Hint: the new, improved explanation of the red dot after image is NOT based on complementary colors on the color wheel!)
Bozeman Biology Video - The Scientific Method (HW - Mon. Sept. 9: watch video and take notes on looseleaf on steps of the scientific method)
 
INTRODUCTION TO AP BIOLOGY
Chapter 1 Themes Worksheet - HW: due Monday Sept. 16... as you read through Chapter 1 of the Textbook (pp. 1-19) or the E-Text via masteringbiology.com, describe each of the themes and/or provide examples... Note: the regular textbook follows the sequence of terms on the worksheet better than the E-Text
Bloom's Taxonomy - AP Biology challenges students with upper-level Bloom's taxonomy multiple choice & free-response questions
AP Biology Class Information Sheet  (distributed in class Mon. Sept. 9, sign Parent & Student Acknowledgements, return Tues. Sept. 10)
 
Student Information Sheet (distributed in class Mon. Sept. 9, complete and return Tues. Sept. 10)
 
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