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Period 7 

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)

                                   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

                          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 & Cancer Video - Amoeba sisters

                               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

Thursday 1/25/18:  Collect homework

                               Mitosis Station Warm-up

                               Notes on Meiosis

                               HMWK:  Comparing Mitosis & Meiosis - due next class

Monday 1/29/18:  Late Start

                             Collect homework

                             Mitosis Lab

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

                                           Finish lab

Wednesday 1/31/18:  Grade other class' mitosis poster


                                   Cell Division Test

                                   HMWK:  Ratio homework

Friday 2/2/18:  Go over Ratio Wkst.

                        Ratio Quiz

                        Probability Notes

                        Probability Lab

                        HMWK:  Finish lab

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

                            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 & Dihybrid crosses

                             Packet of Punnett Squares w/ incomplete dominance & dihybrid crosses

                             HMWK:  Finish packet

Monday 2/12/18:  Late Start

                             Collect homework

                             Warm-up - Powerpoint Incomplete & Dihybrid Crosses

                             Punnett Square Group Problems (design 2 crosses as table group)

                             Pass back homework & check answers (posted)

                             Punnett Square Test Review Packet

                             HMWK:  Finish packet

Wednesday 2/14/18:  Collect homework

                                   Time to study & ask questions

                                   Punnett Square Test

                                   HMWK:  None --- Enjoy 4-day weekend

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

                              Human Genetics scavenger hunt

                              Intro 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

                               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

                             Sex-linked punnett squares

                             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)

                                   Karyotype Lab

                                   HMWK:  Finish lab & study for test with review sheet

Friday 3/2/18:  Human Genetics Test

                        HMWK:  Finish lab if you didn't do it for homework last class

Tuesday 3/6/18:  Discuss test

                            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

Thursday 3/8/18:  Quiz over timeline

                             Notes on structure of DNA and replication

                             Warm-up - Replication Review Wkst.

                             Make DNA

                             HMWK:  Finish DNA if you didn't in class

Monday 3/12/18:  Late Start 

                             Look at picture of DNA warm-up & review

                             Fix/Check DNA & turn in

                             Amoeba Sisters DNA

                             DNA Structure Review Animation

                             DNA Replication Review Animation

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

Wednesday 3/14/18:  Modified Schedule

                                   Warm-up - Utah Genetics

                                   Introduce Protein Synthesis concept

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

                                   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

                          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)

                             Transcribe & Translate own 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

Thursday 3/22/18:  Finish DNA protein synthesis

                               Study/ask questions for test

                               DNA Test

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

Monday 4/9/18:  Late Start

                           Watch GATTACA


Wednesday 4/10/18:(Ab)  Finish GATTACA

                                          Work on Reflection Questions - due Friday 

Friday 4/12/18:(Ab)  Discuss movie

                                Genetic Engineering Webquest

                                  Article on GMO’s:

                                  Countries with Biotech Crops:

                                  Questions 5, 6 & 7:

                                  How are GM organisms (plants) made:

                                  Pesticide-Resistant Crops:


                                  Organisms currently being researched:


Tuesday 4/17/18:   Collect webquest

                               Real or Fake Warm-up 

                               Biotechnology Intro. Powerpoint & Learn Genetics - GMO's

                               Fill in chart with Applied Genetics packet & discuss in groups

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

                               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:(Ab)  GMO - Genetics Symposium (design a new organism)


Monday 4/23/18:  Minimum Day

                             Time to work on new organisms


Wednesday 4/25/18:  Collect Genetics Symposium Organism Proposal

                                   Biotechnology Quest - use book & notes 

Friday 4/27/18:(Ab)  Abiogenesis vs. Biogenesis Chart with Redi, Needham, Spallanzani & Pasteur -- fill in using chart

                                 Video:  "Nova:  Origins of Life" with video questions

                                 HMWK:  Finish video questions for extra credit

Tuesday 5/1/18:  Turn in video questions

                            Evolution Warm-up

                            Hand back & discuss chart

                            Notes:  Macro vs. Microevolution powerpoint

                            Geological Time Scale Lab - make posters

                            HMWK:  5 major extinction events - print out assignment & bring in completed next class

Thursday 5/3/18:  Turn in extinction events for extra credit

                              Show completed timeline & give Warm-up - using timeline created by class & complete with timeline warm-up on back

                                     (order events)

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

                              HMWK:  Study for quiz on evidences of evolution lab (if you did the lab you will be fine)

Monday 5/7/18:  Late Start

                           Evidence of Evolution Quiz

                           Nova:  Evolution & Lice

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

                           Go over quiz & lab (using nova videos:  biogeography, guess the embryo, DNA - facts of evolution the molecules of life)

Wednesday 5/9/18:  Warm-up:  Evidences of Evolution

                                 Nova Fossil Video

                                 Who's On First Relative dating activity (30 minutes) - turn in

                                 Explain how to do math to figure out half-lives

                                 Twizzlers Half-Life Activity 

                                 HMWK:  Finish lab questions

                                                Study for quiz

Friday 5/11/18:(Ab)  Turn in Twizzlers Activity

                                 Macroevolution Quiz

                                 Watch Evolution of Size Video

                                 HMWK:  None

Tuesday 5/15/18:  Lamarck & Darwin Notes (powerpoint)

                              Darwin videos

                              Battle at Kruger Video

                              Darwin Awards

                              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

                               HMWK:  Finish lab if you didn't in class

Monday 5/21/18:  Late Start

                             Warm-up: Adaptations

                             Notes:  Mechanisms of Evolution

                             Microevolution Video w/ questions

                             HMWK:  Speciation through isolation wkst.

                             Practice 1/2 life problems


Wednesday 5/23/18: Warm-up Skittles

                                  Skittles Genetic Drift Lab

                                  Finish notes - types of natural selection, convergent vs. divergent evolution

Friday 5/25/18:  Evolution Cartoon

                          Review for test next class


Wednesday 5/30/18:  Time to study

                                   Check warm-up books

                                   Turn in cartoon

                                   Evolution Test 

Friday 6/1/18:  Rally Schedule

                        Go over evolution test & hand back

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

                        Read "The Truax" & answer questions

                        Compare & contrast paragraph about both

Tuesday 6/5/18:  Pick topics & go over final project:  Human Impact on the Environment

                            Computer lab to work on project

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

Monday 6/11/18:  Late Start

                             Final Project due end of period

Wednesday 6/13/18:   9:45-11:45 Final (poster gallery walk & discussion questions)









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