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AP BIOLOGY ANNOUNCEMENT:
Thanksgiving Assignment:
Your overall assignment is to learn Chapter 5: Cell Structure and be ready for a quizzam (Quiz/Exam) on it when you get back. To help you we are giving you a whole lot of resources:
  • Your Assignment in Detail: Produce a presentation of some sort that teaches other students the anatomy and function of ALL the cell organelles. You can use any online tool to create or post your presentation, like VoiceThread, Scrapblog, Prezi, create a movie (iMovie on Mac or MovieMaker for PC) and post it on Vimeo or YouTube, create a fake online community of organelles on FaceBook, etc. This can be creative. For example, one class I know did a pirate movie. You CANNOT produce a PPT presentation since that is the form your resources are in. We want you to learn a new tool. Here is an article on free movie making software.
  • 00organelles2008.pdf: Worksheets that you received in class, but can download again if you need. Included in the worksheets is an illustration of an animal and a plant cell that you can fill out with the "Baby Bio" PPT listed below. Fill out the blank chart while you watch the AP PPTs and then add from textbook reading.
  • 01CellOrganelles2009REGENTS.ppt: An introductory PPT that I use in "Baby Bio". It's a good place to start, but don't stop there! Fill out the worksheets with the animal and plant cell diagrams while watching this.
  • 02Ch05organelles12009.ppt: The first of the AP lectures. It's about the organelles involved in making proteins. Fill out the blank chart worksheet while watching this.
  • 03Ch05organelles22009.ppt: The second of the AP lectures. It's about the organelles involved in making energy. Fill out the blank chart worksheet while watching this.
  • 04Ch05organelles32009.ppt: The third of the AP lectures. It's about the organelles involved in making new cells. Fill out the blank chart worksheet while watching this.
  • I have also included links to PDF versions of the PPTs, in case you do not have a working copy of PowerPoint. But it is much better to watch the PPTs with the animations. Try to go to the Public Library (Click here for their hours) and use their computers

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 October 2010
 Friday, October 1, 2010 & the weekend
** Nov. 6 SAT deadline Oct. 8 **
Textbook: Textbook: Chapter 4: The Origin and Early History of Life and its Guided Notes -- due Monday

Exams: Evolution exam on Friday, Oct. 8
Lab: Complete Tables for Case 1, 2, 3 on Population Genetics (Hardy-Weinberg) Lab. Review Summary Questions, so we can discuss in class. Other:

 Monday, October 4, 2010
** Nov. 6 SAT deadline Oct. 8 **
Textbook:
Exams: Evolution exam on Friday, Oct. 8
Lab: Complete Population Genetics (Hardy Weinberg) Lab
Other: Complete Evolution Misconceptions worksheet

 Tuesday, October 5, 2010
** Nov. 6 SAT deadline Oct. 8 **
Textbook:
Exams: Evolution exam on Friday, Oct. 8
Lab:
Other: Think further about Evolution Concept Map to be completed in class tomorrow.
Outline AP FRQ Essay 1.

 Wednesday, October 6, 2010
** Mini-College Fair 8:30-10:00am **
** Nov. 6 SAT deadline Oct. 8 **
Textbook:
Exams: Evolution exam on Friday, Oct. 8
Lab:
Other: Based on how far you got on your concept map, complete as much as you can of the Sounding Smart Evolution essay.
Outline AP FRQ Essay 2.

 Thursday, October 7, 2010
** College Info Night 7:00pm **
** Nov. 6 SAT deadline TOMORROW **
Textbook:
Exams: Study for tomorrow's Evolution Exam
Lab:
Other: Outline AP FRQ Essay 3.

 Friday, October 8, 2010 & the weekend
** Nov. 6 SAT deadline TODAY **
Textbook:
Exams: Complete Essay #2 for Evolution Exam. Download document here. Write neatly!
Lab: Read "Walruses, Whales, and Seals...Oh My!" Cladistics Lab
Other: Read Scientific American article "How We Are Evolving" and post responses to questions on our blog.

 Monday, October 11, 2010
** Columbus Day **
Textbook:
Exams: Complete Essay #2 for Evolution Exam. Download document here. Write neatly!
Lab: Read "Walruses, Whales, and Seals...Oh My!" Cladistics Lab
Other: Read Scientific American article "How We Are Evolving" and post responses to questions on our blog.

 Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Textbook: Complete Chapter 24: Evolution of Genomes and Developmental Mechanisms and its Guided Notes -- due Thursday
Exams:
Lab: Review "Walruses, Whales, and Seals...Oh My!" Cladistics Lab
Other:

 Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Textbook: Complete Chapter 25: Systematics and the Phylogenetic Revolution and its Guided Notes -- due Friday
Exams:
Lab: Review "Walruses, Whales, and Seals...Oh My!" Cladistics Lab
Other:

 Thursday, October 14, 2010
Textbook:
Exams:
Lab: Complete Lab report for "Walruses, Whales, and Seals...Oh My!" Cladistics Lab -- due Thursday
Other: Be prepared for Field Trip to Sunken Meadow Salt Marsh -- dress for weather & wind, bring meals & snacks.

 Friday, October 15, 2010 & the weekend
** SUNKEN MEADOW FIELD TRIP **
Textbook: Complete Chapter 53: Population Ecology and its Guided Notes -- due Monday
Exams:
Lab: Work on Mushroom Dissection Lab -- due Tuesday -- we will do more observation on Monday.
Begin lab report for "Walruses, Whales, and Seals...Oh My!" Cladistics Lab -- due Thursday. Download this cladogram and the accompanying questions and respond to them in your Conclusions section of your lab report.
Other: Complete Classification Review Packet through Plants (Through page 3 -- can't do animals yet.)
Read "The Tree-Thinking Challenge" and post responses to questions on our class blog -- due Sunday by midnight. Also use it to help think through your Cladistics Lab report.
To help review the material from Friday and prep for the discussion on Monday, complete this review sheet: "Review -- Plant Evolution & Life Cycle".

 Monday, October 18, 2010
** ACT Test Oct. 23 **
Textbook: Complete Chapter 54: Community Ecology and its Guided Notes -- due Wednesday
Exams:
Lab: Complete Mushroom Dissection Lab -- due Tuesday.
Corn and Bean Studies & Sex in Dish Fern Growth Studies on-going in class.
Continue lab report for "Walruses, Whales, and Seals...Oh My!" Cladistics Lab -- due Thursday. Download this cladogram and the accompanying questions and respond to them in your Conclusions section of your lab report.
Other: Complete Classification Review Packet -- due Friday
Complete "Who Am I?" worksheet -- due next Monday

 Tuesday, October 19, 2010
** ACT Test Oct. 23 **
Textbook: Complete Chapter 54: Community Ecology and its Guided Notes -- due Wednesday
Exams:
Lab:Corn and Bean Studies & Sex in Dish Fern Growth Studies on-going in class.
Complete lab report for "Walruses, Whales, and Seals...Oh My!" Cladistics Lab -- due Thursday. Download this cladogram and the accompanying questions and respond to them in your Conclusions section of your lab report.
Other: Complete Classification Review Packet -- due Friday
Complete "Who Am I?" worksheet -- Monday.

 Wednesday, October 20, 2010
** ACT Test Oct. 23 **
Textbook: Complete Chapter 55: Dynamics of Ecosystems and its Guided Notes -- due Friday
Exams:
Lab: Corn and Bean Studies & Sex in Dish Fern Growth Studies on-going in class.
Complete lab report for "Walruses, Whales, and Seals...Oh My!" Cladistics Lab -- due Thursday. Download this cladogram and the accompanying questions and respond to them in your Conclusions section of your lab report.
Other: Complete Classification Review Packet -- due Friday
Complete "Who Am I?" worksheet -- due Monday.

 Thursday, October 21, 2010
** ACT Test Oct. 23 **
Textbook: Complete Chapter 55: Dynamics of Ecosystems and its Guided Notes -- due Friday
Exams:
Lab: Complete Classification Review Packet -- due Friday
Corn and Bean Studies & Sex in Dish Fern Growth Studies on-going in class.
Other: Complete "Who Am I?" worksheet -- due Monday.

 Friday, October 22, 2010 & the weekend
** ACT Test tomorrow **
Textbook:
Exams: Complete Classification Multiple Choice Exam as take home exam. -- due Monday
Complete outlines for both Classification Essays 1 and 2 -- due Monday
Lab: Corn and Bean Studies & Sex in Dish Fern Growth Studies on-going in class.
Other: Complete "Who Am I?" worksheet -- due Monday.
Be prepared for Wednesday Field Trip to Sunken Meadow Salt Marsh -- dress for weather & wind, bring meals & snacks.

 Monday, October 25, 2010
** FIELD TRIP WEDNESDAY **
Textbook: Complete Chapter 52: Animal Behavior and its Guided Notes -- due Friday
Exams: Complete Classification Essay 1 -- due Tuesday
Review outline for Classification Essay 2 -- due Tuesday

Lab:
Other: Be prepared for Wednesday Field Trip to Sunken Meadow Salt Marsh -- dress for weather & wind, bring meals & snacks.

 Tuesday, October 26, 2010
** FIELD TRIP TOMORROW **
Textbook: Complete Chapter 52: Animal Behavior and its Guided Notes -- due Friday
Exams: Complete Classification Essay 2 -- due Wednesday
Lab:
Other: Be prepared for Wednesday Field Trip to Sunken Meadow Salt Marsh -- dress for weather & wind, bring meals & snacks.

 Wednesday, October 27, 2010
** FIELD TRIP TODAY **
Textbook: Complete Chapter 52: Animal Behavior and its Guided Notes -- due Friday
Exams:
Lab:
Other:

 Thursday, October 28, 2010
Textbook: Complete Chapter 52: Animal Behavior and its Guided Notes -- due Friday
Exams:
Lab:
Other: Complete Nutrient Cycle diagrams to review for lecture tomorrow
Also review succession so you can answer questions in lecture tomorrow.

 Friday, October 29, 2010 & the weekend
** Have a fun & safe Halloween! **
Textbook:
Exams:
Lab:
Other: Complete "The Man Who Planted Trees" reading and respond to questions on the class blog -- due Sunday midnight.







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