Wednesday, May 25, 2011

DNA quiz, dissection wrap up

Today in biology, we had a quiz over DNA structure and replication. I also gave students their current grade print outs and handed back the Punnett squares quiz. Get these things from your period's returned work drawer. Also, we continued to work on the DNA essays.

For homework, finish your Fijian draft of your DNA essay, due Thurs.

In AP bio, students worked on their dissection post-lab questions.

For homework, finish them!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Frog Dissection, Candy DNA Models

Today in AP biology, we started the frog dissection.

In regular bio, we completed the Candy DNA model (in 4th, 5th, and 6th periods.)  The other periods we did it on Friday.  In 2nd and 8th we worked on the DNA Structure and Function Essay (described at the bottom of NB p. 155.)

For homework, finish your first draft of the DNA Structure and Function essay (4 paragraphs.)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

DNA Structure Notes, Organ System Presentations

Today in biology students took notes about DNA structure (on NB pp. 150-152.)  Get a DNA structure handout from the Week 37 folder in the Document Crate.  Also, I checked the Isolating DNA from Your Cheek Cells Lab (NB p. 148.)

For homework, complete the "Review: DNA Structure" handout on NB p. 153.  (Get it from the document crate.)

In AP bio, students presented their organ system projects.

For homework, highlight and annotate the frog dissection lab handout, due tomorrow.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Check Punnett Squares, Start Body Systems Project

On Friday in Biology, we went over Punnett Squares #1, 2, and 3.  I checked them in for completion and then students checked them for correctness.  If you were absent, be sure to check with me to get credit for your work.  Also make sure that you get your Intro to Genetics Quizzes back from the returned work box.

In 2nd and 4th periods, we started Punnett Squares #3, so get that from the Week 36 folder.

For homework, finish Punnett Squares #3 (2nd and 4th only) and study for Monday's Punnett Squares quiz.

In AP biology, students got into groups to begin an organ systems project.  Get your assignment from the Week 36 folder if you were absent.  The posters will be due on Wednesday next week.

For homework, each group assigned its members homework in order to ensure that the project will be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

NWEA testing,extra credit opportunity

For AP bio, your extra credit opportunity is to visit the following website and to take notes and draw pictures to prepare for the frog dissection.  The more you take notes, the more points you will get, up to 30 pts. of homework.  

For regular bio, see Wednesday's blog post for your extra credit.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

NWEA testing, extra credit opportunity

Today in biology, we completed NWEA testing for science.  When you finish, you may complete your Punnett Squares #1 and #2 OR do the following web-based activity for extra credit.

Record your information for extra credit on notebook p. 138.  Who's the Daddy? Tutorial

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Punnett Squares Practice, Evolution Video

Today in biology, we did Punnett Squares #2 question #7 as a do now question.  Then we worked in groups to check and modify the Punnett Squares problems that I gave students feedback on (Punnett Squares #1 that were assigned on Friday and I returned on Monday) and the first 3 questions on Punnett Squares #2.  Then students worked on finishing the rest of Punnett Squares #2.  We went over the answers for PS #1 in class.  If you were absent, make sure to see Ms. Adams to get the correct answers for PS #1 so you can ensure that you are doing them correctly.

For homework, finish up all of the Punnett Squares #1 and 2, review them, label them correctly, and make sure they are pasted in your notebook.

In AP bio, we watched a video about evolution.