1/6: Introduction to cell division
Warm-up Video-newt limb regeneration
1/7: Mitosis and Chromosomes
1/11: Mitosis Mechanism Review
1/13: Check points in the Cell Cycle
1/14: Mitotic Index and Onion root tips
1/19: Cell Cycle and Cancer
Presidential "moonshot" to cure cancer (2016)
Nixon's moonshot to cure cancer
Personalized Cancer Vaccines
Mina Bissell: Ted-talk
1/21: Cellular Differentiation
Nature of Stem Cells
"Go go stem cells"
1/25: Mitosis Performance Critique/Review for Chapter 10 Test
Video link: Stem cells Promise
Video link: Stem cells Limitations
1/28A-1/29B Chapter 10 Test
2/1-2/3: Introduction to Viruses
Video link: Virus Rap (life cycles)
Video link: TedED-Virus vs cell
Video link: HIV life cycle
Video link: Student does HIV research
Video link: treatment challenges
2/4: Viruses in the news
Slides: Defense systems
Video link: Why HIV is difficult to cure?
Video link: Treatment
Video link: magic johnson
Video link: Zika Virus in the news
Podcast: Pandora virus
2/8: Introduction to animal systems
Slides: organization of a human
2/10: Human Body Systems Project (due 2/22A , 2/23B at the end of class)
2/10-2/22: Project work time (due end of class 2/22A, 2/23B)
2/24: Circulatory System
2/25-2/26: Presentations + mini-medical school
Slides: Circulatory system
Link: Physiology in space
2/29-3/1: Plant Systems
Slides: Plant Systems
Link: Plant responses
Link: Giant Water lillies
Link: Geotropism & Phototropism
3/2: Energetics in living systems
Link: Bonobo roasting marshmallows
Link: Photosynthesis and food
Link: Virtual lab-Photosynthesis
3/7-3/8: Cellular Respiration
Link: ATP Synthase
3/9-3/10: Coding in Nature
Link: DNA origami (color)
Link: Protein Functions Slides
Link: Activity sheet
Link: Protein Function Finders
Link: Codon Wheel
3/11-3/20: Spring Break
3/21-3/22: Coding in Nature
Link: Double Helix short film
Questions on film due next period if not completed in class.
Link: Decoding DNA interactive
3/23: Personal Project Exploration Day
3/24-3/28: DNA technologies (B/A day)
Virtual lab: gel electrophoresis
3/29: English EOC
3/30: Quiz-transcription & translation
3/31-4/1: Mutations and Traits
Link: Human Genome Project
Reflections on Genome Video
Link: Sickle Cell and Malaria
4/4-4/5: Heredity & Human Traits
Link: Applications of genomics
Link: DNA folding
Link: PTC and genes
Link: Tip of the Tongue
Link: Picky eaters
4/6: Traits and Genes
Slides: Graph examples
4/7-4/8: Geniverse and Drake Genetics
4/9: Science Saturday-Volunteer opportunity
_ Link: Ted-ed Mendel
4/13: Trait Project Due
link: meiosis animation
_ link: karyotype activity
_ Link: diagnosing diseases through karyotypes
4/16: Practice EOC test will be available at SOS online.
4/18-4/19: Genetics Problem Solving Extravaganza
4/20: Evolution: patterns and process
Watch: Making of the fittest-desert pocket mouse
Create: infographic explaining the term "adaptation".
Link: Elysia chlorotica
Link: Sea slug adaptations
Link: Desert Mouse
Link: The human ecosystem
4/25-4/26: Taxonomy & Dichotomous keys
_New study links Genes to Darwin's finch beaks
Link: New tree of life
Link: Birds and dinosaurs
5/3: Biology EOC
5/4: Biodiversity Matters
5/5-5/6: Queen of Trees
Link to film
5/9-5/10: What is Biodiversity?
Link: Careers-plant science
Link: Royal Botanic Garden-Kew
5/12-5/13: Lab-micropropagation of plants.
5/16-5/17: Biodiversity survey of Meridian School
5/18-5/19: Reflection and data analysis
1/6: Read pp. 274-277
Write down questions. Be prepared for a short quiz in class on 1/7A, 1/8 B
1/7: Read pp. 279-285
Watch: Mitosis Video
Answer questions on mitosis video Due 1/13
Quiz on 1/14 over reading
1/14: Read pp. 286-290
1/19: Homework-Questions-linked here due 1/21
Article: Cancer-cells behaving badly.
1/21: Watch Cellular Differentiation Podcast
Answer questions on Podcast (due 1/25A, 1/26B)
1/25: Stem Cells Exploration (Interactive)
2/1: Homework: read pp. 574-579
Do: textbook interactivity-how do viruses differ in structure (assigned in online textbook). Due- 2/3.
2/8: Homework-1. Online Textbook reading: e-lesson.
2. Textbook lesson- interactivity. Click "submit" at the completion of each lesson. (due 2/11-2/12)
2/10: Human Body Systems Travel Brochure and Commercial Information Packet.
Project Goals Sheet
2/22-2/23: Homework-Read textbook pp. 872-873 then
Answer the questions (linked here). Due in class 2/25A, 2/26B.
2/25: Homework-Read textbook pp. 664-668 and 680-684.
Watch: Transport systems in plants
Answer the questions (linked here).
Due in class 2/29A, 3/1B.
1. Online textbook e-lesson and interactivity Due by 3/3A-3/4B.
2. Quick lab: Answer questions (due 3/3A-3/4B)
Quick lab photos for stomata counting (linked here)
2. Answer-Questions (linked here)
Due 3/7A, 3/8B
1. Watch-Cellular Respiration
2. Answer-Questions (linked here)
3. Online Textbook Interactivity
Due 3/9A, 3/10B
Video link: DNA origami "how to"
Written instructions DNA origami
3/21-3/22: Homework 1. Questions on Genetic Code (linked here) -Due 3/28A, 3/29B.
Homework 2 : What is a protein (complete by 3/28A, 3/24B)
Note: B day due date is thursday (3/24) due to English EOC on 3/29.
3/24B-3/28A: DNA extraction lab
Homework: answer questions in the lab hand-out. (due next class period)
Homework: Read linked article on DNA forensics
3/31-4/1: Homework-Mutations worksheet (due 4/4A, 4/5B)
1. online interactive on human traits (linked here)
2. answer questions (linked here)
Assigned: Human Traits Project (due 4/13)
4/9: Class Data Table
4/11-4/12: Homework-complete punnett squares interactivity in the online textbook. Submit answers by 4/14A day and 4/15B day.
4/14: Homework-Drake genetics and punnett squares (Due 4/18A, 4/19B) Due 4/18A, 4/19B.
SOS Practice Test Linked Here
EOC practice test (paper copy with images)
secret word: name of the furry animal on the poster in our room that dr. B loves so much it is also on her coffee mug.
__4/18-4/19: Homework-1. Do interactive linked here-Evolution introduction
2. Answer questions linked here.
Due 4/21A, 4/22B.
4/21: Homework-Find and print 3 photos
1. a microorganism,
2. something photosynthetic
3. something heterotrophic
Write the correct scientific name (using scientific labeling and the common name) on each picture. Pick things that you really find interesting! (Due 4/25A, 4/26B
No late submissions!
5/5-5/6: Homework-sketch and label your favorite interaction that you observed in the "Queen of trees". Bring sketch along with reflection sheet (linked here) to class on 5/9A, 5/10B.
_5/9: Link: Sir David Attenborough turns 90
Link: Symposium update 5/10/16
Resources for Mitosis:
Cell Cycle Video
Dance your PhD Examples
1/11: ATL Skill-how to remember what you read
1/19: Ask a biologist: Cell division
What happens when cells become cancerous
Mina Bissell Lab (Berkeley)
1/21: Cells and tissues resource 1
2/1: Virus Hunters (NatGeo)
2/10: Body systems video links-
2/22: Video clip-Cardiovascular system
Video clip-veins, arteries,capillaries
3/7: Glycolysis "Rap"
3/21: The Central Dogma-Transcription and Translation Video Podcast
In depth film Guide (Double Helix)
3/24: DNA fingerprinting
Link: Polyploidy in plants
4/5: Monell chemical senses center
Can emotions influence taste?
Can I eat that? Nova
4/6: Beginner's guide to graphing (video)
4/11-4/12: Beginner's guide to punnett squares_
4/14-4/16: Meiosis-amoeba sisters
5/9: Biodiversity-American museum of natural history