Biology
 
 Dr. Healey
mhealey@pascack.k12.nj.us
Class Policies and Rules 2014-15
 
 
 
Reminder: Use the new password I gave you in class on Friday 10/17/2014.
Extra Help:
Before School 7:30am and During the Pascack Period
I am available during lunch periods, contact me to set up a time.  If you don't set up a time I may not be there so make sure you let me know in advance that you are coming.

 
 
 
Important Reminders
 
TEST on Cell Membrane and Homeostasis TUESDAY 11/25/2014. (Sections 6.2 and 6.3 in textbook)
 
 
 
Current Topics

The Cell Memenrane and Transport (Chapter 6.2 and 6.3)
 
 

Essential Questions:

   1. What is the structure of the cell membrane and how does it help aid in its function?
    2. How does the cell membrane control what enters and leaves the cell?     
    3. Evaluate how is homeostasis maintained in different environments? 
 
Week of 11/24/14

Mon 
11/24
(R2)
Tue 
11/25
(R4) Lab
Wed
11/26
(R3)
Thur
11/27
Fri 
11/21\8
ActivityReview Osmosis Questions and review for test on 6.2/6.3.
 
 

 


 
 

Test on The cell membrane and Transport (Chapter 6.2/6.3)
 
Video on  Stem cells.
 

Shortened periods 1/2 day and valley cup.
 
 
Bioethics activity on stem cells.
 
 

 No School

 



 
 No School
 
Homework
Study for test
 

No Homework
No Homework-- Have a great Thanksgiving

HAPPY

THANKSGIVING!!!!

 
 
 
 
 
Week of 11/17/14

Mon 
11/17
(R1)
Tue 
11/18
(ODD BLOCK)
Wed
11/19
(EVEN BLOCK)
Thur
11/20
(R4)
Fri 
11/21
(R3)
Activity
 
 

Notes on Cell Membrane structure and discuss how it relates to function.

 

Online activity 6.2

 


 
 

Cell Quiz.

 

Begin Osmosis Lab.

 

Notes on passive transport/ diffusion demos.

 

NO CLASS EVEN DAY
 
 

 

Gather day 2 data from Lab.

Finish notes on Diffusion and Osmosis.

Osmosis Practice problems

 


Review Osmosis problems

 

Discuss active transport.

 

Online activity 6.3
 
 
Homework
Read 6.2 and take notes
 
Study for QUIZ. 

Read 6.3 and take notes


Complete practice problems for homework.

 

Lab DUE Monday
Complete lab for homework.
 
 
 
 

Essential Questions:

1.  What are the functions of the main organelles of the cell and how do they work together to support the life of a cell/organism?

2. How were the first cells identified and what technologies helped to discover them? 
 
Week of 11/10/14

Mon 
11/10
(R1)
Tue 
11/11
(ODD BLOCK)
Wed
11/12
(EVEN BLOCK)
Thur
11/13
(R4)
Fri 
11/14
(R3)
Activity
 
 Discussion on how cells were discovered.
 
Identify the main types of microscopes.
 
Introduce Cell Analogy Project.

 


 
 

Work on Cell analogy Project.

 

NO CLASS EVEN DAY
 
 

 
Complete Cell charts comparing prokaryotes and Eukaryotes as well as plants and animals.
 
Microscope lab.
 

 


Review comparison charts.
 
Complete online activity 6.4-6.6
 
 
Homework


Work on Cell analogy

Complete charts and lab questions.

Analogy Project Due Monday.
 
 
 
 
 

Essential Questions:

1. What are the functions of life’s basic molecules (proteins, lipids, carbs?)

2. How does the structure of the different molecules (carbs, lipids, proteins) affect their function?

3. How are enzymes essential for survival in living things? 
 
 
 
Week of 11/03/14

Mon 
11/03
(R1)
Tue 
11/04
(R2)
Wed
11/05
(R3)
Thur
11/06
Fri 
11/07
Activity
 
 Review Test From Friday.
 
Introduce the lab write up from last week and discuss how to make the poster. 
 
Work on Poster

 


 
 

Work on poster for Enzyme lab from last week.

 

Present Posters-- Note this is the last grade of the marking period!!! Make it good!
 
 

 
No School

 


No School
 
Homework






 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of 10/27/14

Mon 
10/27
(R1)
Tue 
10/28
(ODD BLOCK)
Wed
10/29
(EVEN BLOCK)
Thur
10/30
(R4)
Fri 
10/31
(R3)
Activity
 Review Enzymes. Watch video n enzymes.
 
Introduce lab. Demo procedure for lab and set up google docs. 

 


 
 

Enzyme Bubble Lab

 

 NO CLASS EVEN DAY
 
 

 
Go over lab and write up requirements.
 
Review Macromolecules for test TOMORROW


 


Test On Chapter 5 Macromolecules (including enzymes) 
 
 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
Homework
Complete Enzyme Handout. (Due Thursday)
 
Start coming up with a protocol for lab and share on the google doc. Make sure Google doc is ready for lab-- it is shared with all group members and me.
Complete Enzyme Handout. (Due Thursday)
Study for test

Study for test

NO HOMEWORK-- ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY WEEKEND!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of 10/20/14

Mon 
10/20
(R1)
Tue 
10/21
(ODD BLOCK)
Wed
10/22
(EVEN BLOCK)
Thur
10/23
(R4)
Fri 
10/24
(R3)
Activity
Discuss Protein Structure and function.
 
Demo Protein indicator test.
 
Complete Online activity 5.4.

 


 
 

Murder and a meal lab.

 

 NO CLASS EVEN DAY
 
 

 
 Review Protein structure.
 
Protein folding lab. 


 


Introduce and discuss  Enzymes.
 
Complete online activity 5.5.
 
Homework
Complete online activity if not completed in class.
Lab write up is due THURSDAY.

Read and take notes on Enzymes 5.5.

Complete Enzyme review sheet and flow chart.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of 10/13/14

Mon 
10/13
(R1)
Tue 
10/14
(ODD BLOCK)
Wed
10/15
(EVEN BLOCK)
Thur
10/16
(R4)
Fri 
10/17
(R3)
ActivityNO SCHOOL Columbus Day.

 


 
 

Breakfast cereal lab

 

Intro on monomers and polymers

 
Online Activity 5.1
 

 NO CLASS EVEN DAY
 
 

Notes and Discussion of Carbohydrates.

 
Demo of Benedicts test.
 
Carbohydrate POGIL.
 
 


 


Notes and Discussion of Lipids.

 

Online Activity 5.3.
 
Homework
Reminder Water Labs are DUE Tomorrow.
Read Chapter 5.1 and take notes.

Read section 5.2 and take notes and complete flow chart.

Read 5.3 and take notes. Complete Online activity if you did not complete it in class.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Essential Questions:

·      What is the chemical basis of life?

·      What are the major and minor elements that are found in living things?

·      What are the unique characteristics of water?

·       How do the characteristics of water aid living things?

 
 
 
Week of 10/06/14

Mon 
10/06
(R1)
Tue 
10/07
(ODD BLOCK)
Wed
10/08
(EVEN BLOCK)
Thur
10/09
(R4)
Fri 
10/10
(R3)
Activity

 

Notes and discussion of atomic structure and basic bonding.

 
Online activity 4.3

 
 

Inquiry Water Lab.

 

 
 
 

Review of water lab and final notes on properties of water.



 


Quiz on Chemistry and Water.

 

Introduce Organic Molecules. Discuss the importance of Carbon.

 

 
Homework
Online Activity 4.4 Properties of water.
Complete Questions DUE TUESDAY

Study for Quiz


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Essential Questions
 

1. What does it mean to be living?

2. Where did that first life form come from? 

 
 
 
Week of 9/29/14

Mon 
9/29
(R1)
Tue 
9/30
(ODD BLOCK)
Wed
10/01
(EVEN BLOCK)
Thur
10/02
(R4)
Fri 
10/03
(R3)
Activity

Go over test.

 
How do you think the 1st life began?

 

 

Urey Miller Experiment 16.1 Online activity.


 
 

Intro “Is Sammy Alive”

 

Video on Terri Schriavo

 

Case study Carlos and Carmine.

 

NO CLASS 
 
 
 

Complete Discussion of Case study.

 

Notes on Characteristics of life.

 


Quick quiz on characteristics of life.

 

Go over how to read a textbook.

 

Read and take notes on 4.2 and complete online activity for 4.2

 

 
Homework
Complete online activity for homework.


Characteristics of life review activities. 

Complete reading and online activity if not completed in class.
 
 
 
 
 Essential Questions:
 
1. How do you investigate a scientific question?
2. How can model organisms be used to test a hypothesis?
3. How are variables and controls important to a controlled experiment"
4. In what way does technology assist in scientific discovery?
5. What are the most effective ways to represent data?
6. What are your claim, evidence and reasoning (CER) and why is it important to share it with others? 
 
 
Week of 9/22/14

Mon 
9/22
(R1)
Tue 
9/23
(R3)
Wed
9/24
(R4)
Thur
9/25
Fri 
9/26
Activity
 

Review data from Daphnia lab.

 

Discuss what we did well and what we need to work on with regards to experimental Design.
 
Review Graphing practice.
 
Graph data from Daphnia lab.
 
Discuss how to write a proper conclusion using CER.
Write a conclusion using the CER  format for the Daphnia lab.
Peer Review. 

 Test on Scientific Process and Graphing
 
 
 


 

NO SCHOOL

NO SCHOOL

 

 
Homework

STUDY FOR TEST and PRINT Conclusion paragraph from class today.



 
 
 
Week of 9/15/14

Mon 
9/15
(R1)
Tue 
9/16
(Odd Block)
Wed
9/17
(Even Block)
Thur
9/18
(R4)
Lab
Fri 
9/19
(R3)
Activity
  Complete which graph would you use and Data Analysis Worksheets.
 
BLOCK: 

Review Graphing homework.

 

Review Apple A Day from Friday.

 

Intro to Daphnia lab.

Discussion of key problem and development of experimental question and design experiment to test their question.

 NO CLASS
 
 
 


 

Execute Daphnia Lab
Complete gathering Data for lab and begin working on Analysis questions.
Homework
Complete Graphing worksheets that you did not complete in class.   
Data analysis questions and conclusion DUE MONDAY!!!



  Data analysis questions and conclusion DUE MONDAY!!!
 
 
 

Week of 9/8/14

Mon 
9/8
(R1)
Tue 
9/9
(Odd Block)
Wed
9/10
(Even Block)
Thur
9/11
(R4)
Lab
Fri 
9/12
(R3)
Activity

Myth-busters

 

Discussion of Scientific Process and complete flow chart


 
 
BLOCK: Lab Practical
 

 NO CLASS
 
 
 

Review Beri-Beri Homework.

 

Notes and examples of Observations (qualitative vs. Quantitative) and Inference.


 


Apple a Day
Homework
   Strange case of beri-beri


Complete Observation practice worksheet

 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of 9/1/14

Mon 
9/1
Tue 
9/2
(R1)
Wed
9/3
(Odd Block)
Thur
9/4
(Even Block)
Fri 
9/5
(R4)
Lab
ActivityNO SCHOOL
 
 
Introduction to class:
Find someone who icebreaker
expectations
Biology Banner
 

BLOCK:

Biology Pre-test
 
Inquiry cubes
 
 
 
 

NO CLASS

 


Language of Science Activity.
 
Survivor Activity.
Homework
  
Have class policies and lab safety contracts signed and returned by FRIDAY!