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Marking Period One

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Date
Topic Assignment Due (to be done before class starts on date listed at left)
9/5/14 (B-day)
Introduction to Honors Biology
  • We will begin class by taking our first test of the year!!!!  
  • This document contains a copy of the class expectations for the year. Class rules honors bio 2013.pdf  We will spend some time discussing the document.
  • When this is complete, we will discuss how to access the eBook for Honors Biology.
  • If time allows, we will perform the three-step interview as an icebreaker activity.
  • Your homework is the get the contract sheet signed.  You are also to read pages 1-16 on the textbook for Tuesday, September 9, 2014.  This document has a copy of the first chapter of your textbook.  Honors Chapter 1.pdf Answer Thinking Through the concepts 1-8.
9/9/14 (B-day)  iPad use policy, safety and introduction to eBook
  • We will begin class by reviewing Mr. O's acceptable use policy for the iPads and technology use in class.  Here is a copy of the policy. iPad Use Policy.pdf(documents)
  • We will discuss the policy and then complete the form and upload it to eBackpack.
  • We will be discussing lab safety in class today.  Here is a copy of the lab safety rules. safety contract.pdf (documents)
  • Part of tonight's homework is to get the contract on the second page signed by your parent or guardian and upload to eBackpack.
  • If you were confused by 9/5/14's homework, complete it tonight.  
9/11/14 (B-day) Scientific Method 
  • Learning goals- SWBAT understand and apply the steps of the scientific method.  SWBAT understand how proper experimentation is performed.   
  • We will begin class by writing down what you believe the steps of the scientific method are in the proper order.
  • We will then view and discuss this PowerPoint presentation that covers the materials contained in the objectives.  honors sci method.pdf (notes)
  • This is a second set of supplemental notes on the lesson.   Honors Scientific Method Notes.pdf
  • We will then work on these worksheets. Determining Variables 1.pdf Determining Variables 2.pdf Determining Variables 3.pdf (documents) 
  • Your homework is to use the scientific method to solve a problem of your choosing.  You do not need to perform the experiment.  You must include a description of what would happen in each step. 
9/15/14 (B-day)
Developing and analyzing graphs 
  • Learning goals- SWBAT understand how to develop and interpret line graphs.
  • We will begin class by discussing some of your homework assignments.
  • We will then discuss how to develop and interpret line graphs.  We will use this worksheet as a guide. How to Make Graphs.pdf
  • We will then practice making graphs in class. Graphing practice 2014.pdf
  • This is tonight's homework. practice making line graphs.pdf Make sure to follow the rules we went over in class.  Make trend lines.  DO NOT CONNECT DOT TO DOT.
9/17/14 (B-day) Characteristics of Living Organisms
9/19/14 (B-day) Scientific Method
9/23/14 (B-day)
Unit 1 Test
  • We will be taking the unit 1 test in class today.
  • The homework is to read pages 34-51 of your eBook.
  • Answer review questions 1-9 on page 52.
9/29/14 (B-day) Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Learning goals- SWBAT understand the building blocks of organic compounds.   SWBAT describe the structure and function of each class of organic molecule.  SWBAT compare and contrast hydrolysis and condensation reactions. 
  • This is a copy of the learning goals and progress chart for the unit.  Be sure to rate yourself at the end of each block. Macromolecules Learning Goal and Scale-1.pdf (documents)
  • This is a copy of the PowerPoint that we will use to discuss this unit. bichemppforhonors.pdf (notes)
  • This is the homework for tonight.  Chemistry of Carbon-1.pdf  (Homework)
  • We will work on this worksheet at the end of class.  Dehydration_Syn__hydrolysis_worksheet.2007.pdf (documents)
10/1/14 (B-day)
More Biochem
  • Tonight's homework is nothing!
  • Possible quiz Friday on Carbon, Carbohydrates and Lipids!!!!!
  • Study!!!!!
10/3/14 (B-day)
More Biochem
  • We will begin class with a 25 question multiple choice quiz on polymerization reactions, carbohydrates and lipids.
  • We will then complete the PowerPoint on Biochemistry.  
  • The homework for tonight is on page 52 of the eBook.  Answer Applying the Concepts 1-5 and upload to eBackpack.
10/7/14 (B-day) Enzymes
10/9/14 (B-day) Enzymes and Nucleic Acids
  • We will begin class by addressing any questions that the students have before taking our quiz.
  • We will then take a quiz on proteins and enzymes.
  • We will then get back into our lab groups and finishing working on the enzyme lab.
  • When there is approximately 15 minutes left, we will discuss our final type of organic compound, nucleic acids.
  • This is the homework for tonight.   Carbon Compounds.pdf
  • Test on unit 2 will be next Thursday, 10/16/14.
10/14/14 (B-day) Nucleic Acids and Unit wrap-up
  • We will be discussing the two quizzes that we took for the unit in class today.  I will address any questions that you had difficulty with.
  • We will also discuss the results on the Enzyme Liver Lab.
  • We will discuss the structure and function of nucleic acids.
  • The homework for tonight is to study for the Unit 2 test.
10/16/14 (B-day) Unit 2 Test
  • We will be taking the Unit 2 test in class today.
  • The test will take the entire block.
  • The homework for tonight is to read pages 53-73 of the eBook.  Answer review questions 1-10 on page 74.  Upload to eBackpack.
10/20/14 Cell Project
  • We will introduce the cell project in class today.
  • This document outlines the requirements and has the scoring rubric.   Honors Biology Cell Project.pdf
  • We will also be discussing the results of the Unit 2 test.
10/22/14
Cell Project
  • We will be in our groups working on the cell projects today.  
  • The Iconic Pictures must be uploaded to eBackpack by the end of the block Friday.
10/24/14 Cell Project
  • We will be in our groups working on the cell projects today.
  • Be sure to upload a copy of your Iconic Picture by the end of the block.
10/28/14
Cell Project
  • Mr. O will not be in class today due to Challenge Day.
  • You will get into your groups and work on the Cell Project.  
  • This will be the last opportunity that you will have to work on the projects in class.
  • Make sure you are aware of all of the deadlines associated with the project.  If you have any questions, email them to Mr. O at molszews@monroe.k12.nj.us.
10/30/14 Cell Lab
  • We will be working in pairs to complete the Cell Observation Lab in class today.  cell observation lab.pdf
  • This is the PowerPoint for the unit.   Honors Cell PowerPoint Student.pdf
  • You should read the PowerPoint for homework and highlight any sections that you do not understand.  We will be having a quiz on Wednesday, 11/5/14 on cells, cell theory, organelles and their functions.
  • Don't forget the deadlines associated with the cell project.
11/3/14
Cell Lab
  • We will spend no more than half of the block completing the Cell Observation lab.  You will be required to hand in the lab when the block is halfway over.  No exceptions!!!
  • We will then view and discuss the Cell PowerPoint that was uploaded last block.
  • Your homework for tonight is to study for a quiz on cell that we will be taking on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.
11/5/14 Cell Project Presentations
  • We will be presenting our cell projects to the class today.
  • Be ready to give your presentations to the class.
  • Your homework for tonight is to read pages 75-91.  You are to answer review questions 1-9 on page 92.  Upload in the correct orientation to eBackpack.  Have a good long weekend. 
11/12/14 Transport
  • Mr. O will not be in class today. 
  • You will be watching the movie Osmosis Jones in class.  There is no other assignment than to watch the movie and behave for the substitute teacher.
  • The homework for tonight is to re-read pages 75-91 of your eBook.  Answer Applying the Concepts questions 1-4 on page 92.  Upload to eBackpack in the correct orientation.  
  • This is the last day of the first marking period.
11/14/14
Transport
     
 

 

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