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Wednesday 1/17/18:  Warm-up

                                   Welcome Back - discuss material covered in second semester & keys to success

                                   Notes:  Why cells divide?/asexual vs. sexual reproduction (benefits, negatives & examples)


Thursday 1/18/18:  Mitosis Poster - finish in class

Friday 1/19/18:  Mitosis Review - Warm-up

                          Video Clip:  Aphid cloning & ability to switch to sexual reproduction

                          Mitosis Notes


Monday 1/22/18:  Late Start

                             Mitosis Video

                             Fix posters if necessary (make needed corrections based on notes)

                             HMWK:  Cell Division & Mitosis Wkst.

                                                 back is homework to be completed with website Virtual Lab:  Cell Cycle & Cancer

Tuesday 1/23/18:  Cell Cycle & Mitosis Webquest

                                        Prokaryotic Cell Division 1

                                        Prokaryotic Cell Division 2

                                        Binary Fission

                                        Reasons why cells divide

                                        Parts involved in cell division


                                        Sister Chromatids

                                        Stages of the Cell Cycle

                                        Onion Root Tip - Online Lab Activity

Wednesday 1/24/18:  Finish webquest

Thursday 1/25/18:  Collect homework

                               Mitosis Station Warm-up

Friday 1/26/18:   Rally Schedule

                           Notes on Meiosis

                           HMWK:  Comparing Mitosis & Meiosis - due next class

Monday 1/29/18:  Late Start

                             Collect homework

                             Mitosis Lab


Tuesday 1/30/18:  Finish Lab

                              Grade other poster

                              HMWK:  Study for test  - review sheet  (remember the test is application of information learned)

Wednesday 1/31/18:  Cell Division Test

Thursday 2/1/18:(Ab)  Ratio Wkst. - read & work on

Friday 2/2/18:  Go over Ratio Wkst.

                        Probability Notes

                        Probability Lab

                        HMWK:  Finish lab questions

Monday 2/5/18:  Late Start

                           Go over class data

                           Collect labs

                           Ratio Quiz

Tuesday 2/6/18:  Probability Warm-up

                           Discuss quiz

                           Notes on Mendel & Punnett Squares

                           Do I Understand the Notes?  Wkst. - work on and go over

Wednesday 2/8/18:  Go over "Do I Understand the Notes" Wkst.

                                 3 sample punnett squares

                                 HMWK:  1 Trait Punnett Squares

Thursday 2/8/18:  Warm-up - Mendel Intro.

                             Discuss test questions & hand back tests

                             Notes:  Incomplete dominance 

                             Incomplete dominance Wkst.

                             HMWK:  Finish wkst.

Friday 2/9/18:  Hand in homework

                        Notes:  Dihybrid crosses

                        Dihybrid cross Wkst.

                        HMWK:  Finish wkst.

Monday 2/12/18:  Late Start

                             Collect homework

                             Warm-up - Powerpoint Incomplete & Dihybrid Crosses

                             Punnett Square Test Review Packet

                             HMWK:  Finish packet for Wednesday

Tuesday 2/13/18:  Punnett Square Group Problems (design 2 crosses as table group)

                              Pass back homework & check answers (posted)

                              Work on Punnett Square Packet due tomorrow

Wednesday 2/14/18:  Collect homework

                                   Sample problem

                                   Go over homework


Thursday 2/15/18:   Punnett Square Test

                                HMWK:  None --- Enjoy 4-day weekend

Tuesday 2/20/18:  Discuss tests & hand back

                              Human Genetics scavenger hunt

                              Intro human genetics


Wednesday 2/21/18:  Finish notes on human genetics

                                   Notes on pedigrees, population sampling & twin studies

                                   Article & video on twins & parasitic twins

                                   HMWK:  Pedigree Wkst.

Thursday 2/22/18:  Collect homework

                               Pedigree Warm-up (quiz)

                               Extra credit pedigree - I'm My Own Grandpa

                               Notes on dom/rec traits

                               Discuss human traits lab

                               HMWK:  Finish questions on back of human traits lab


Friday 2/23/18:  Turn in homework

                          Go over human traits lab (powerpoint)

                          Notes on multiple alleles

                          HMWK:  Blood Typing Punnett Square Wkst.

Monday 2/26/18:  Late Start

                             Overhead Review - paternity

                             Notes on polygenic, sex-linked & sex-influenced traits

                             HMWK:  Sex-linked punnett squares


Tuesday 2/27/18:  Collect homework

                              Discuss genetics extra credit assignment 

                              Genetic disorders (mutations - spider sis, parasitic twins, hypertrichosis, xeroderma pigmentosa, Max's story, no sweat

                                  glands, progeria, congenital insensitivity to pain)

                              HMWK:  Pedigree Lab

Wednesday 2/28/18:  Collect homework

                                   Warm-up - Sex-llinked pedigree & blood typing

                                   Hand back homework & go over

                                   Notes on nondisjunction & detecting disorders (ultrasound)


Thursday 3/1/18  Karyotype Lab

                            HMWK:  Finish lab & study for test with review sheet

Friday 3/2/18:  Collect Lab

                        Human Genetics Test

Monday 3/5/18:  Late Start

                           Collect Lab again

                           DNA Warm-up Intro (True/False)

                           Discovery of DNA History Webquest

                                    Many, many years ago

                                    Friedrich Miescher

                                    Frederick Griffith

                                    Oswald Avery, McCarty and McLeod

                                    Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase

                                    Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase - another one

                                    Erwin Chargaff

                                    Rosalind Franklin

                                    James Watson and Francis Crick

Tuesday 3/6/18:  20 min. to work on poster of scientist to put on on timeline

                            Presentations on timeline


Wednesday 3/7/18:  Notes on structure of DNA and replication

                                 Warm-up - Replication Review Wkst.

Thursday 3/8/18:  Make DNA


Friday 3/9/18:  Finish DNA & turn in

Monday 3/12/18:  Late Start 

                             Amoeba Sisters DNA

                             DNA Structure Review Animation

                             DNA Replication Review Animation

                             DNA Structure & Replication Review (quiz) - use notes & book

Tuesday 3/13/18:  Finish quiz & turn in

Wednesday 3/14/18:  Modified Schedule

                                   Warm-up - Utah Genetics

                                   Introduce Protein Synthesis concept

                                   "Intro to Protein Synthesis" Wkst. - using blue whale book


Thursday 3/15/18:  Modified Schedule

                               Finish "Intro to Protein Synthesis"

                               HMWK:   Try the Replication Game

Friday 3/16/18:  Replication Game

                          "What makes a firefly glow" Utah Genetics

                           Notes on Transcription (Transcription game)

                           Notes on Translation (Translation game)

                           Video:  Understanding DNA on protein synthesis

                           DNA Rap


Monday 3/19/18:  Minimum Day Schedule

                             Chapter 8 Quiz

                             HMWK:  Practice with games Protein Synthesis game

                                                                             Build a DNA

                                                                             Another Protein Synthesis

                                            Study for test - DNA review sheet

Tuesday 3/20/18: Warm-up - Label picture of protein synthesis & work backwards from protein to DNA

                             Notes - Mutation (mutagens, examples, germ cell vs. somatic cell)


Wednesday 3/21/18:  Transcribe & Translate own DNA


Thursday 3/22/18:  Finish protein synthesis on DNA

                               Another picture of protein synthesis to label:  Process # 1 Transcription

                                                                                                       Process #2 Translation

                                                                                                       M = DNA

                                                                                                       N = mRNA

                                                                                                       Z = codon

                                                                                                       P = amino acid

                                                                                                       Q = tRNA or anticodon

                                                                                                       R = ribosome

                                                                                                       X = codon

                             HMWK:  Study for test next class (review sheet)

                                            Finish DNA protein synthesis

Friday 3/23/18:  DNA Test

SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday 4/9/18:  Late Start

                           Watch GATTACA

Tuesday 4/10/18:(Ab)  Finish GATTACA


Wednesday 4/10/18:(Ab)  Work on Reflection Questions - due tomorrow

Thursday 4/11/18:  Genetic Engineering Webquest

            Article on GMO’s:

            Countries with Biotech Crops:

            Questions 5, 6 & 7:

            How are GM organisms (plants) made:


            Organisms currently being researched:


Friday 4/12/18:(Ab)  Finish Webquest

Monday 4/16/18:  Late Start

                             Real or Fake Warm-up

                             Biotechnology Intro. Powerpoint & Learn Genetics - GMO's

                             Fill in chart with Applied Genetics packet & discuss in groups

Tuesday 4/17/18:  Hand back charts

                              Go over chart with class as beginning of note w/ super cow clip

Wednesday 4/18/18:  Notes to finish on PCR, Cloning & Recombinant DNA (powerpoint)

                                   Closure - check for understanding (excited about, questioning  & want to know more about)

Thursday 4/19/18:  Introduce GMO - Genetics Symposium (brainstorm ideas)

Friday 4/20/18:  Work on procedure, ad, etc. for proposal due Wednesday

Monday 4/23/18:  Minimum Day

                             Time to work on projects


Tuesday 4/24/18:   Biotechnology Quest - use book & notes

Wednesday 4/25/18:  Time to look at other projects & collect Genetics Symposium Organism Proposal

                                   Evolution Warm-up

                                   Get charts & fill in on abiogenesis vs. biogenesis (Redi, Needham, Spallanzani & Pasteur)

Thursday 4/26/18:  Go over charts together - explain experiments

                               Fill in back side of notes with Oparin/Haldane and Miller/Urey hypotheses and experiment

                               Hand out video questions for Nova:  Origins of Life

                               HMWK:  Finish watching video & answer rest of questions for extra credit - DUE TOMORROW

Friday 4/27/18:  Intro. Geological Time Scale Lab - work on getting information to create posters on Monday

Monday 4/30/18:  Late Start

                             Make posters of time period

Tuesday 5/1/18:  Warm-up - using timeline created by class & complete with timeline warm-up on back (order events)

                            Notes - macro vs. microevolution powerpoint

                            HMWK:  5 major extinction events

Wednesday 5/2/18:  Turn in extinction events 

                                 Evolution Station Lab - visit 4 stations & answer questions about evidences of evolution


Thursday 5/3/18:  Evolution Station Lab - finish last 2 of 4 stations

Friday 5/4/18:  Evidence of Evolution Quiz

Monday 5/7/18:  Late Start

                           Nova:  Evolution & Lice

                           Warm-up:  What did lice tell us about our evolution & how?

                           Go over quiz  & lab


Tuesday 5/8/18:  Evidences of Evolution Warm-up

                            Notes:  powerpoint of "Evidences of Evolution" using nova videos:  biogeography, guess the embryo, DNA - facts of 

                                            evolution the molecules of life)

Wednesday 5/9/18:  Who's On First Relative dating activity (30 minutes) - turn in

                                 Start Twizzlers Half-Life Activity (do measurements)


Thursday 5/10/18:  Explain how to do math to figure out half-lives

                               Finish Twizzlers Half-Life Activity

                               Practice half-life worksheet (1/2 sheet)

                               HMWK:  Study for quiz

Friday 5/11/18:  Turn in Twizzlers Activity

                          Macroevolution Quiz

                          HMWK:  None

Monday 5/14/18:  Late Start

                             Go over Macroevolution Quiz

                             Lamarck Notes & intro. Darwin w/ Darwin video (powerpoint)

Tuesday 5/15/18:  Finish Darwin notes (natural selection & 4 parts to theory)

                              Battle at Kruger Video

                              Darwin Awards


Wednesday 5/16/18:  Darwin and Natural selection Wkst.

                                   HMWK:  Finish wkst. - due next period

                                                 Discuss Evolution Test - 5/30/18

Thursday 5/17/18:  Warm-up:  Natural Selection Cartoon Powerpoint & Amoeba Sisters Natural Selection 1/2 sheet

                               Intro. Lab - Bird Beak Natural Selection - answer hypothesis & make table

Friday 5/18/18:  Bird Beak Natural Selection Lab - collect data

                          HMWK:  Finish lab if you didn't in class

Monday 5/21/18:  Late Start

                             Warm-up: Adaptations

                             Notes:  Mechanisms of Evolution

                             Practice 1/2 life problems

Tuesday 5/22/18:  Warm-up Skittles

                              Notes - types of natural selection, convergent vs. divergent evolution


Wednesday 5/23/18:  Skittles Genetic Drift Lab


Thursday 5/24/18:  Evolution Cartoon

Friday 5/25/18:  Evolution Cartoon

                          Review for test next class

Tuesday 5/29/18:  Finish cartoon & turn in

                              Time to study


Wednesday 5/30/18: Check warm-up books

                                  Evolution Test 


Thursday 5/31/18:  Go over evolution test & hand back

                               Watch "The Lorax" (original 25 min.) & answer questions

Friday 6/1/18:  Rally Schedule

                        Read "The Truax" & answer questions

                        Compare & contrast paragraph about both

Monday 6/4/18:  Late Start

                           Pick topics

                           Computer lab to research

Tuesday 6/5/18:  Discuss final project:  Human Impact on the Environment

                            Computer lab to work on project

Wednesday 6/6/18: Computer lab to work on project

Thursday 6/7/18:  Computer lab to work on project

Friday 6/8/18:    Work on project

Monday 6/11/18:  Late Start

                             Final Project due end of period

Tuesday 6/12/18:   7:30- 9:18  Final (poster gallery walk & discussion questions)

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