Biology
 
 Dr. Healey
mhealey@pascack.k12.nj.us
Class Policies and Expectations 
 
 
Extra Help:
Before School 7:30am
I am available during various lunch periods, contact me to set up a time. 
After school by appointment only!
 
 
 
Important Reminders
 


 
Current Topics

Evolution and Natural Selection (Chapter 14)
 
 
Essential Questions: Evolution and Natural Selection

1.     Is Evolution just speculation? What evidence is there?

2.     How can survival of the fittest lead to changes in the species? How is this related tovariation?

3.    How do environmental changes affect the distribution/disappearance of species?

4.    Why is Evolution significant in today’s world?

 
 
Week of 4/14/14

Mon 
4/14
Tue 
4/15
 
Wed
4/16
Thur
4/17
Fri 
4/18
Activity

NO SCHOOL



 


 
 
NO SCHOOL

 




 


All Periods:


Complete Article “Why does EvolutionMatter”

 

 Model the changes a species can make under different environment stresses.   
 

 

All Periods: 

   

 Complete Model the changes a species can make under different environment stresses.  
 
Present models to the class. 
NO SCHOOL
 

 
 
Homework
Period 2:

 
 
 Period 5 & 7:


 
 All Periods:
 
 NO HOMEWORK

All Periods:
  NO HOMEWORK
All Periods:


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of 4/07/14

Mon 
4/7
Tue 
4/8
 
Wed
4/9
Thur
4/10
Fri 
4/11
Activity

Period 2/3:

Natural Selection “OrigamiBirds” Lab


 

Period 5 and 7:


 Evidence of Evolution Inquiry Activity Part 1

 
 
Period 2:
 


Discussion of The evidence ofEvolution Part 1



 
 
 
Periods 4/5 and 6/7: 

 

Natural Selection “OrigamiBirds” Lab



 


All Periods:


 Discussion on Evidence of Evolution.  
 

 

All Periods: 

  Discuss why evolution is significant today.

 
Investigate antibiotic resistance, pesticideresistance. 
 
All Periods:
 

 

Discusshow evolution is NOT a random process.

Investigate Sickle Cell Anemia and the gene pool ofpeople living in malaria infected regions.
 
Complete Online Activity 14.5
Homework
Period 2:

 Complete Questions For Origami Birds lab.
 
 
 Period 5 & 7:

Complete Questions For Origami Birds lab.
 
 All Periods:
 
 

All Periods:
Online Activity 14.3
 
All Periods:


 
 
 
 
 
 

Essential Questions: Mendelian Genetics

1.     How to determine the probability of traits from parents to offspring?

2.     How can you recognize various patterns of inheritance?

3.     What is the relationship between genotypes and phenotypes?

4.     How does the environment play a role in phenotype?

 
 
Week of 3/31/14

Mon 
3/31
Tue 
4/1
 
Wed
4/2
Thur
4/3
Fri 
4/4
Activity

Period 2/3:

Rolling the Dice Lab.

 
Complete Epigenetics Webquest.


 

Period 5 and 7:


 Complete Epigenetics Webquest.

 
 
Period 2:
 

Review for tomorrow's test.



 
 
 
Periods 4/5 and 6/7: 

 

Rolling the Dice Lab.


Review for tomorrow's test.



 


All Periods:


 Test Genetics Part 2 ans separate Pedigree problem. 
 

 

All Periods: 

  Discussion of the beginning of the Theory of Evolution and Darwin's research.

All Periods:
 
Complete the Dawrin vs Lamarck assignment (Powerpoint with information found on my Biology Handouts page).
 
 
Homework
All Periods:

 
 
 
 All Periods:
 

 
 All Periods:
 Read Section 14.1 and take notes (be prepared for a homework quiz)
 

All Periods:
 
Read Section 14.3 and take notes (be prepared for a homework quiz)
All Periods: 

Be prepared for a homework quiz on 14.1 and 14.3 MONDAY!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of 3/24/14

Mon 
3/24
Tue 
3/25
 
Wed
3/26
Thur
3/27
Fri 
3/28
Activity

Period 2/3:

Discussion co-Dominance and Incomplete Dominance.  Introduction to Blood type.

Blood transfusion lab.

 


 

Period 5 and 7:

Discussion co-Dominance and Incomplete Dominance.  

 

 
 
Period 2:
 

Complete practice problems for blood type inheritance and Incomplete and Co Dominance.



 
 
 
Periods 4/5 and 6/7: 

 

Complete practice problems for blood type inheritance and Introduction toBlood type.

Blood transfusion lab.




 


All Periods:


 
 

Review Problems of more complex inheritance (sex linked, co-and incomplete dominance.

 

All Periods: 

 
Determining what you know and how to apply it to human genetics. Creating Pedigrees.

All Periods:
 
Pedigree practice problems.  
Homework
All Periods:

 Complete Practice Problems
 
 
 All Periods:
 
Complete Practice Problems
 
 All Periods:
 Read and take notes on Chapter 12.3.
 

All Periods:
  Complete Practice problems
All Periods: 

Your Environment Your Epigenome Checklist.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of 3/10/14

Mon 
3/17
Tue 
3/18
 
Wed
3/19
Thur
3/20
Fri 
3/21
Activity

Period 2/3:

Build a face lab

Practice problems Dihybridcrosses

 


 

Period 5 and 7:

Practice problems Dihybrid crosses.

 

 
 
Period 2:
 

Discussion on secdetermination and sex-linked traits.



 
 
 
Periods 4/5 and 6/7: 

 

Build a face lab

Discussion on secdetermination and sex-linked traits.




 


All Periods:


 
 

Discussion of PolygenticInheritance and Multiple Alelles.

 

Practice Problems.
 

All Periods: 

 
Review for test

All Periods:
 
Test Genetics Part 1 (Mendel, Monohybrid anddihybrid crosses) 
Homework
All Periods:

 Complete Practice Problems
 
 
 All Periods:
 
Complete Practice Problems
 
 All Periods:
 Complete Practice problems and Study
 

All Periods:
  Study for test
All Periods: 

No Homework.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of 3/10/14

Mon 
3/10
Tue 
3/11
 
Wed
3/12
Thur
3/13
Fri 
3/14
Activity

Period 2/3:

Mendel’s Data Activity

 

Genetic Traits Inventory
 
Introduction to Mendelian Genetics Discussion and Notes (Mendel, Genotype vs phenotype proper notation) 

Period 5 and 7:

Mendel’s Data Activity

 

 
 
Period 2:
 

Quiz on Meiosis and Chromosomal Abnormalities.

 

Discussion of Mono hybrid crosses. Genetics 1 activity –

 
 
 
Periods 4/5 and 6/7: 

 

Quiz on Meiosis and Chromosomal Abnormalities.


Genetic Traits Inventory
 
Introduction to Mendelian Genetics Discussion and Notes (Mendel, Genotype vs phenotype proper notation)  

Discussion of Monohybrid crosses. Genetics 1 activity –

 


All Periods:

Complete genetics 1 activity.

 

Monohybrid crosses Practice problems.

 
 
 

All Periods: 

  Discuss how you can determine the genotype of a n individual that has the dominant phenotype. Test Cross practice problems. 

All Periods:
 

Discuss the principle of Independent Assortment.

 

Complete a Dihybrid cross.
Homework
All Periods:
Complete Mendel's Data Questions DUE WEDNESDAY.
 
Study for Quiz. 
 
 
 
 All Periods:
 Complete Mendel's Data Questions DUE WEDNESDAY.
 
In Genetics Packet complete questions 1-11.

 
 All Periods:
 
 Complete Practice Problems.

All Periods:
  TBA
All Periods: 

TBA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Essential Questions: Meiosis
1. How does the formation of Gametes lead to genetic variation?
2. What happens when a mistake occurs in Meiosis?
 
Week of 3/03/14

Mon 
3/03
Tue 
3/04
 
Wed
3/05
Thur
3/06
Fri 
3/07
Activity

Period 2/3:

Discussion/notesabout what happens when Meiosis goes wrong.

 

Gizmo Karyotyping.  (Complete for homework DUE Thursday)

 



 

Period 5 and 7:


Discussion/ notes about whathappens when Meiosis goes wrong.
 

Gizmo Karyotyping.  (Complete for homework DUE Thursday)

 

 
 
Period 2:
 NO CLASS- HSPA
 
 
 
Periods 4/5 and 6/7: 

 

Watch GATTACA

Period 2:
 NO CLASS- HSPA
 
 
 
Periods 4/5 and 6/7: 

 

Watch GATTACA

 
 
 

All Periods: 
Investigate a syndrome caused by a chromosomal abnormality. Present information to the class.
All Periods:
 
Watch Video on Meiosis and answer questions.
 
Genetic variation Activity (Meiosis Review) 
Homework
All Periods:
Karyotyping Gizmo Due Thursday.
 
 
 
 All Periods:
 

 
 All Periods:
 
 

All Periods:
 
All Periods: 

 QUIZ TUESDAY

 
 
 
Week of 2/24/14

Mon 
2/24
Tue 
2/25
 
Wed
2/26
Thur
2/27
Fri 
2/28
Activity

Period 2/3:

DNA Relay Game and Review for test.

 

Period 5 and 7: Introduction to Meiosis. Discuss Compare and contrast Homologous Chromosomes and sister chromatid.

Complete Homologous pairs Activity.

 


 
Period 2:
 

Introduction to Meiosis. Discuss Compare and contrast Homologous Chromosomes and sister chromatid.

Complete Homologous pairs Activity.

 
 
 
Periods 4/5 and 6/7: 

 DNA Relay Game and Review for test.



All Periods: 

Test on Chapter 11 (Intro to Molecular Genetics)

 
 
 

All Periods: 
Discuss the steps of Meiosis and how they differ from Mitosis.
 
Online Activity 9.5
All Periods:
 

Discussion on how meiosis leads to variation.

 

Online Activity 9.6

 
Homework

 STUDY FOR TEST
 
 
 All Periods:
 
STUDY FOR TEST
 
 All Periods:
 Read 9.5 and complete guided reading handout.
 

All Periods:
  Read 9.6 and complete Reading Guide.
All Periods: 

 TBA

 
 
 
Essential Questions:

1.    How does DNA contribute to the traits that make you who you are?

2.    Do mutations effect the overall survival of a species?

3.    How does gene regulation affect our daily functions?

4.    How can we manipulate Protein Synthesis to advance quality of human life?

 
 
 
Week of 2/17/14

Mon 
2/17
Tue 
2/18
 
Wed
2/19
Thur
2/20
Fri 
2/21
Activity

NO SCHOOL



 
NO SCHOOL

 .



All Periods: Notes/Discussion on Mutations.
Protein Synthesis Game.
 
 
 

All Periods: 
Quiz on Protein synthesis.
 
Gene Mutations Practice Sheet
All Periods:
 
Test for Nuerofibromin Activity in a Cell.
Homework

 
 
 
 All Periods:
 

 
 All Periods:
 Complete Protein Synthesis Game Activity and Study for Quiz.
 

All Periods:
  Complete Gene Mutation sheet.
All Periods: 

  TBA

 
 
 
 
 
Week of 2/10/14

Mon 
2/10
Tue 
2/11
 
Wed
2/12
Thur
2/13
Fri 
2/14
Activity

Period 2/3:

Notes on RNA Processing and Translation. Online activity 11.5.

 Understanding Translation Activity.

 

Codon Bingo.

 
Periods 5&7:
 Notes on RNA Processing and Translation. Understanding Translation Activity.

 
Period 2:
 
 

CHNOPS Activity.

 
Period 4/5 and 6/7:

 
How DNA Controls the working of the Cell Activity.

 

Codon Bingo.


CHNOPS Activity.



All Periods:

Name that Gene Activity.  
 
 

All Periods: 
DNA Races as a review. 
All Periods:
 

Quiz on Protein Synthesis.

 

Complete Name that gene Activity
 
Say it with DNA.
Homework

Period 2:
 

How DNA Controls the working of the Cell Activity.

 
Periods 5&7: Online Activity 11.5
 
 
 
 All Periods:
 
Complete Questions in CHNOPS Activity.
 
 All Periods:
 
 

All Periods:
 
Study for Quiz.
All Periods: 

 

 
 
 
 
Week of 2/03/14

Mon 
2/03
Tue 
2/04
No Labs Peer Leaders
 
Wed
2/05
Thur
2/06
Fri 
2/07
Activity

NO SCHOOL SNOW DAY



 

All Periods:

Cloning Activity: Investigate what cloning is, its importance and problems.



All Periods:

No School Snow Day
 
Complete Cloning Activity (if not completed on Tuesday in class) 
 
Complete Online activity 11.4 and RNA as an Intermediate webquest. 
 

All Periods: 


Quiz--DNA structure and replication 
 
Introduction to Protein synthesis. Discussion on “What is a gene” and comparing and contrasting DNA and RNA and transcription."
 
 I
All Periods:
Intro to Molecular Genetics Gene Activity 
Homework

All Periods:
 
 
 
 
 
 All Periods:
 
Study for quiz
 
 All Periods:
 
 TBA

All Periods:
 
TBA
All Periods: 

    TBA

 
 
 
 
Essential Questions

 

  1. DNA Structure and Replication
  2. What is the structure of DNA?
  3. How does DNA structure related to its replication?
 
Week of 1/27/14

Mon 
1/27
Tue 
1/28
 
Wed
1/29
Thur
1/30
Fri 
1/31
Activity

MID-TERMS

Periods 3 & 6

 

MID-TERMS:

Period 8 &7



All Classes:

  • Give students exam and marking period grades.  
  • PBS video on DNA.
  • Introduce DNA Structure. Discussion and Notes.



All Classes: 

DiscussDNA replication.

 

WatchDNA Replication videos.

 
Online Activity 11.3
All classes: DNA Extraction Lab
Homework

All Periods:
 Study for Mid-term
 
 
 
 
 All Periods:
 

 
 All Periods:
 
Online Activity 11.2

All Periods:
 
Online Activity 11.3
All Periods: 

   
TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Essential Questions:
 

1. Why do cells need to divided and how do they do it?

2. How do cells control the cell cycle and what happens when those controls break down?

3. How can we reduce our chances of getting Cancer?

 
 
Week of 1/20/14

Mon 
1/20
1/2 Day 
Tue 
1/21
 
Wed
1/22
Thur
1/23
Fri 
1/24
Activity

Period 2/3:

Project Presentations
 
Period 5 and 7: 
 
Project Presentations


 

Period 2:

Midterm review
 
 

Periods 4/5 and 6/7:  


 Project Presentations and Midterm review

 



All Classes:

Midterm review

MId-term: Periods 1 & 4
MId-term: Periods 2 & 5
Homework

All Periods:
 Study for Mid-term
 
 
 
 
 All Periods:
 
 Study for Mid-term
 
 All Periods:
 
Study for Mid-term

All Periods:
 
Study for Mid-term
All Periods: 

 Study for Mid-term   

 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of 1/13/14

Mon 
1/13
Tue 
1/14
 
Wed
1/15
Thur
1/16
Fri 
1/17
Activity

Period 2/3:

Cancer Quest Discussion. Introduction to Cancer Notesand discussion.

 

Work on Project

 
Period 5 and 7: 
 

Cancer Quest Discussion.

Introduction to Cancer Notesand discussion.


 

Period 2:

Quiz on Mitosis and cellcycle.

 

Stages of Cancer Discussion.

 
 

Periods 4/5 and 6/7:  


 

Quiz on Mitosis and cellcycle.

 

Stages of Cancer Discussion.

 

Work on Projects.



All Classes:

Cancer treatment Jigsaw activity.

All Classes
 

Discussionon how to prevent Cancer—lifestyle choices.

Angelinavideo.

Watch “Eating to starve cancer.” Ted Talk. Discussionof Cancer prevention

All Classes:

Work on Project. Or Review for Mid-Term(Student’s choice) 
Homework

Period 2:
 Work on Project / midterm review packet.
 
Periods 5 and 7
 
 Work on Project / midterm review packet.
 
Period 2:
 
 Work on Project / midterm review packet.
 Periods 5 and 7 :

 Work on Project / midterm review packet.
 
 All Periods:
 
Work on Project / midterm review packet.
All Periods:
 
Work on Project / midterm review packet.
All Periods: 

     Work on Project / midterm review packet.
PROJECT DUE MONDAY. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of 1/6/14

Mon 
1/06
Tue 
1/07
 
Wed
1/08
Thur
1/09
Fri 
1/10
Activity

Period 2/3:

Faces of Cancer Activity.
“Why do Cells Need to Divide?” lab; Cell Cycle Online Game. 
 
Period 5 and 7: 
 
Introduction Notes on Why cells need to divide and the anatomy of a chromosome.

 

Period 2:

Notes on Cell Cycle.

Online Activity 9.2


 
 

Periods 4/5 and 6/7:  “Why do Cells Need to Divide?” lab; Cell Cycle Online Game.

 
Notes on Cell Cycle.

 


All Classes:

Notes on steps on mitosis.

Work on Flip Book.


Period 2: Work on Flip book.
 
Periods 5 and 7: Faces of Cancer Activity.
 

All Classes:

  •  Cancer Quest Activity.
  • Introduce cancer project
Homework

Period 2:
 .
 Complete Lab questions, Cell Cycle Online Activity and Faces of Cancer Conclusion sheet-- DUE WEDNESDAY.
 
Periods 5 and 7
 
 Read 9.2 in textbook and complete wksht. For TUESDAY
 
Period 2:
 Read 9.2 in textbook and complete wksht. For THURSDAY
 
 Periods 5 and 7 :

 Complete Lab questions, Cell Cycle Online Activity and Faces of Cancer Conclusion sheet-- DUE Thursday.
 
 All Periods:
 
TBA
All Periods:
 Part one of Midterm review Packet Due should be done by Tomorrow.
All Periods: 

Work on Mid-term Review packet.
 
Complete Cancer Quest if not completed in class.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Essential Questions:
  1. How does the structure mitochondria aid in the process of cellular respiration?
  2. What are the major steps involved in the breaking down of sugar into ATP?
  3. How do organisms break down sugar without oxygen?
  4. How are photosynthesis and Respiration linked?
 
Week of 12/16/13

Mon 
12/16
Tue 
12/17
 
Wed
12/18
Thur
12/19
Fri 
12/20
Activity

Period 2/3:

Respiration and Photosynthesis in Plants Lab
 
Period 5 and 7: 
 

Complete Notes onFermentation (Anaerobic Resiration).

Complete “Fermentation: ACloser Look”


Period 2:

Complete Notes onFermentation (Anaerobic Respiration)

Complete “Fermentation: ACloser Look”


 
 

Periods 4/5 and 6/7: 

 
Respiration and Photosynthesis in Plants Lab

 


All Classes:

Review for Test  Chapter 7 Cellular Respiration and Fermentation.

All Classes: 

Test  Chapter 7 Cellular Respiration and Fermentation.
 

All Classes:

 Go over test--
 
Watch Dirty Jobs Wine making and Cheese making. 
 
Homework

Period 2:
 Complete questions in lab.
 
 Periods 5 and 7 :
Complete "A Closer Look: Fermentation" if you did not complete it in class.
 
 
 
Period 2:
Complete "A Closer Look: Fermentation" if you did not complete it in class.
 
 Periods 5 and 7 :
 Complete questions in lab.


 
 All Periods:
 Study
All Periods:
No Homework
All Periods: 
No Homework-- HAVE A WONDERFUL BREAK!!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
Week of 12/09/13

Mon 
12/09
Tue 
12/10
PEER LEADER(Canceled)
 
Wed
12/11
1/2 Day
Thur
12/12
Fri 
12/13
Activity

Period 2/3:

“Why do we breath?”  Introduction to Respiration and “Which organisms do respiration?"mini lab
 
Period 5 and 7: 
 “Why do we breath?”  Introduction to Respiration and “Which organisms do respiration?"mini lab



Period 2:

Look at 24 hour results of 3organisms lab.

ATP Do Now.

Notes on the Glycolysis and Krebs Cycle.


  A closer look Glycolysis and Krebs
 

Periods 4/5 and 6/7: Look at 24 hour results of 3organisms lab.

ATP Do Now.

Notes on the Glycolysis and Krebs Cycle.


  A closer look Glycolysis and Krebs
 
Gizmo: Plants and Snails
 
Gizmo: Plants and Snails

 


All Classes:

 

Complete notes on Electron Transport (Oxidative phosphorylation).

 

A closer look ETC.


All Classes: 


 The Mystery of Seven Deaths: A Case Study in Cellular Respiration.

All Classes:

Respiration Review Activity.

 
Homework

All Periods: 
Complete Online Activities 7.2 and 7.3 
 
 
All Periods:
 Complete questions on “Which organisms do respiration?" Mini lab.


 
 Period 2:
 Complete "Respiration: A closer Look" if you did not complete it in class.
 Periods 5 and 7 : Complete "Respiration: A closer Look" if you did not complete it in class.
Plants and Snails Gizmo due tomorrow.
 
All Periods:
Complete Case Study.
All Periods: 
Begin studying for test!!!