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AP Biology 1Q

 

Date Assignment Due Date
8/31 Get your copy of the AP Biology syllabus.  
  Introduction to www.time4science.com .  This is the site that has all the information you need to know concerning this class.  Policies, assignment calendar, supplies, etc.  
  Read the Lab Safety Contract carefully and return with all information and required signatures.  Due Thursday! 9/3
  Know the names and functions of the required pieces of lab equipment we will be using in class.  
  Assemble your lab notebook using the folder provided by your teacher.  Please include the safety rules and equipment lists at the front of the folder.  
  AP Class policies:  Homework, Quizzes, Tests and Labs.  Grading policies.  Syllabus.  Late work.  Textbook and study guides.  
  Review Activity:  What's My Name?  and click on the link to play the matching game.  See if you know the names of all the pieces of equipment shown.  If you see items during the game that were not covered in class, add them to your equipment list and try to figure out what their function might be. Know by next week for lab!
  Review Activity:  Try the Biology Laboratory Equipment Pretest and see how much you know about the lab equipment.  You will need to be able to spell out the name of each piece of equipment.  SPELLING COUNTS!  BUT.... since this is a review, it will not be taken for a grade.  ***You are responsible for know this information even if it is not for a grade! Know by next week for lab!
 

HW:  Read and take notes for:

Ch. 1 Introduction: Ten Themes in the Study of Life  and

Ch. 2 The Chemical Context of Life

Pay attention to terms in bold print and the main topics being addressed.  ***Make a list of items that need clarification, or questions you might have.  ***Have your notes ready to use on Tuesday!

9/1
9/1 Ch. 1 & 2 Note check!  
  Add these dates to your calendar!

FRIDAY 9/4 - During the 2nd half of seminar there is a mandatory AP student meeting that will be held in the IC.  All AP students must attend!

9/4
  WEDNESDAY  9/9  - During seminar, after SSR, all AP students will be taking the SRI test to evaluate reading levels.  All AP students must attend. 9/9
  Review  locations of safety equipment in the classroom and the names and functions of a few of the required pieces of lab equipment we will be using in class.  
  Notes: Review information, field questions and discuss the ten themes, the characteristics of life and basics of chemistry.  
  HW:  Study your notes and be ready to take your first quiz on Friday! 9/3
  HW:  Be sure to complete your lab safety contract and have it signed by your parent/guardian.  Due Friday! 9/3
9/3 Turn in completed Lab Safety Contracts. 9/3
  Quiz: Chapter 1 - 10 Themes & Chapter 2 - Chemical Context  
  Water Lab - Carry out the lab, collect the required data and answer the questions.  Due Tuesday! 9/8
  Add these dates to your calendar!

FRIDAY 9/4 - During the 2nd half of seminar there is a mandatory AP student meeting that will be held in the IC.  All AP students must attend!

9/4
9/8 RTRT for the Ch. 1 & 2 Quiz.  You will be working in small groups with your notes and a blank copy of the quiz in an activity known as "Reteach/Retest".  The group grade that you receive will be averaged in as  one-third of your original quiz score. 9/8
   Discuss results and turn in the Water Lab. 9/8
  HW:  Read through the Ch. 3 Objectives and take notes on Ch. 3 Water and the Environment

Pay attention to terms in bold print and the main topics being addressed.  ***Make a list of items that need clarification, or questions you might have.  ***Have your notes ready to use next class!

9/10
9/10 Ch. 3 Note check! 9/8
  Questions and discussion on the properties of water and it's role in the environment.  
  Lab: Biochemistry Pattern Matching with more information that can be found at Pattern Matching with Organic Molecules . 9/14
  HW:  Read through the Chapter 4 Objectives and take notes on Ch. 4 Carbon Chemistry

HW:  Read through the Chapter 5 Objectives and take notes on Ch. 5 Structure & Function of Macromolecules

Pay attention to terms in bold print and the main topics being addressed.  ***Make a list of items that need clarification, or questions you might have.  ***Have your notes ready to use next class!

9/14
9/14 Ch. 4 & 5 Note check!  
  Turn in Biochemistry Pattern Matching Lab by next class. 9/16
  Review Ch. 4 Notes - Questions and discussion on the properties of carbon and it's role in the formation of biological macromolecules in living organisms.  
  HW: Review your notes on enzymes and read "The Cattle-ist Story" and "All You Ever Wanted to Know About Enzymes". 9/16
  HW:  For next class, read through the procedure for the Toothpickase Lab.  You may start answering the questions now. 9/16
9/16 Notes on functional groups, monomers and bonding used in the Biochemistry Pattern Matching Lab .  
     
9/18 Review Ch. 5 Notes - Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids and Nucleic Acids.  Special focus on Enzymes!  
  Introduction to Biochemistry Lab - Using the lab guidelines, build the functional groups, basic biological molecules and a few polymers.  Due next class. 9/22
  HW: Read the Toothpickase Lab, "The Cattle-ist Story" and "All You Ever Wanted to Know About Enzymes".  
9/22 Finish up by building the polymers for the Turn in Introduction to Biochemistry Lab. 9/22
  Be sure to turn in Biochemistry Pattern Matching Lab AND Introduction to Biochemistry Lab before leaving class today. 9/22
  Notes on enzymes ("The Cattle-ist Story" and "All You Ever Wanted to Know About Enzymes")  
  HW:  Read the Toothpickase Lab and start answering the questions. 9/24
  HW:  Study your notes and be ready to take a carbon & biological molecules quiz next class!  Review your notes and activities.  Know the functional groups, bonding characteristics, 4 major groups of biological molecules & their characteristics, etc. Websites for review: Macromolecule Problems 9/24
9/24 Biological Molecules Quiz 9/24
  Toothpickase Lab - Follow the procedures and collect the required data in order to learn how it is that enzymes are able to do their job (or not)!  Due next class! 9/28
9/28 Issue textbook & study guides.  
  Notes: Enzymes & Activation Energy  
  Finish collecting data for the Toothpickase Lab.  Turn it in by next class. 9/30
9/30 Turn in Toothpickase Lab 9/30
  Bio 114 Enzymes Virtual Lab & handout.  Work through the lab and complete the handout. 9/30
  HW:  Lab Bench Virtual Lab: Enzyme Catalysis - Using the lab handout, define the lab objectives, hypothesis, independent/dependent variables, controls established, collect data and write a conclusion.  Due next class! 10/2
10/2 Turn in both the Bio 114 Enzyme & Lab Bench Virtual Labs. 10/2
  Notes & discussion on eukaryotic & prokaryotic cells, organelles and organelle functions.  
  HW:  Packet #2 Cells - Work on this packet using the Campbell textbook.  Bring it to our next class. 10/6
  Short class... Early release day!  
10/6 Notes on cellular organelles continues.  
  HW: Tour of the Cell Notes  
10/8 More info on parts of the cell.  Know their names ,functions and how they work together.  
10/14 PSAT testing day - Catch up day...  Turn in all outstanding assignments.  
  HW: Make sure you have completed Packet #2 Cells, and have it ready to turn in next class.  
10/16 Notes - Organelles, Membranes & Transport  
  HW: Go online and view the following websites that illustrate the structure and function of cell membranes and organelles.  Write a brief outline for each site viewed detailing this information.  
  Organelles:  
  Endoplasmic Reticulum & Golgi complex  
  Lysosomes  
10/20 Notes on Chloroplasts & Mitochondria  
  HW:  Reread and study Ch. 6.  FR quiz next class on compartmentalization and organelles.  
10/22 Register for Pearson Online access for our textbook.  
  Work with online textbook and its features.  
10/26 Study Guide information for the 1st Quarter test.  
  FR quiz: compartmentalization and organelles.  
  Campbell, Biology 8e Online Materials are available to you now!  The link is also on the main AP Biology page on this site.  
10/28 Lab: Comparison of Plant & Animal Cells 10/28
  4pm-6pm - AP Study session for Unit 1 test  
10/30 Review activity  
  Handout Ch. 1-6 practice test for student review.  
11/2 After school study session to go over the practice test.  
11/3 Unit Test over Ch. 1-6 11/3
11/4 Ch. 7  Cell Membrane Structure & Transport:  Know the difference between active and passive transport, as well as mechanisms of each.  
  What is the optimal size for a cell?  Investigate the relationship of surface area of a cell to volume.  
  HW:  Read Ch. 7 and take notes.  
  The following are websites that focus on the cell membrane structure and its function.  Review each website.  
  Composition of the Cell Membrane  
  Plasma Membrane  
  Membrane Transport   
  Transport Mechanisms  
  Cellular Transport  
  Passive and  Active Transport  
  Endocytosis & Lysosome Action  
     
     
     

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