Biology Honors Archive

 BLOCK B1 BIOLOGY HONORS - CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK PER WEEK 


WEEKS 20 & 21 (1/21/19 - 2/01/19) - CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK

MONDAY (1/21/19): Work on Formal Lab Report corrections or on Cell Structure & Function Test Study Guide/Review Sheet.

HOMEWORK: Complete Formal Lab Report. Press submit/turn in button through assignment in Google Classroom by 11:59 PM on Tuesday 1/22/19. 10 points will be deducted from final grade each day formal lab report is late.

WEDNESDAY (1/23/19): Comparing Cells Reading & Coloring activity and Cell Structure & Function Test Study Guide/Review Sheet.

HOMEWORK: Start studying - Cell Structure & Function Test on Tuesday 1/29/19

FRIDAY (1/25/19): Do Now. Review answers to Cell Structure & Function Test Study Guide/Review Sheet. Kahoot Review game.

HOMEWORK: Study - Cell Structure & Function Test on Tuesday 1/29/19

TUESDAY (1/29/19): Cell Structure & Function Test. Finish up cell coloring packet or work on Photosynthesis Guided Notes.

HOMEWORK: Read Photosynthesis chapter posted in Google Classroom.

THURSDAY (1/31/19): Discussion and Guided Notes on Photosynthesis. Complete the Absorption of Chlorophyll worksheet.

HOMEWORK: Watch the Bozemanscience – Photosynthesis podcast video and complete the corresponding Bozemanscience – Photosynthesis Podcast Video Questions worksheet.


WEEKS 17, 18, 19 (1/02/19 - 1/18/19) - CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK

THURSDAY (1/03/19): Cell Structure & Function - Cell Theory, Types of Cells, & Structure guided notes & discussion. 

HOMEWORK: Complete Comparing Cells worksheet if you did not do so in class.

MONDAY (1/07/19): Do Now. Review answers to Comparing Cells worksheet. Cell Structure & Function - Movement of Materials Across a Cell Membrane guided notes & discussion. 

HOMEWORK: Complete Eggsperiment: Demonstrating Osmosis Pre-Lab Questions (page 1 of packet)

WEDNESDAY (1/09/19): Do Now. Review how to write a formal lab report and open template in Google Classroom. Day 1 Procedure of Eggsperiment: Demonstrating Osmosis Lab. Work on Heading, Title, Introduction & Hypothesis Sections of Formal Lab Report.

HOMEWORK: Complete Heading, Title, Introduction & Hypothesis Sections of Formal Lab Report.

FRIDAY (1/11/19): Review how to write a formal lab report and open template in Google Classroom. Day 2 Procedure of Eggsperiment: Demonstrating Osmosis Lab. Work on Experimental Section of Formal Lab Report & revise Heading, Title, Introduction & Hypothesis Sections of Formal Lab Report as per Ms. Manzella's comments.

HOMEWORK: Complete Experimental Section of Formal Lab Report & revise Heading, Title, Introduction & Hypothesis Sections of Formal Lab Report as per Ms. Manzella's comments.

TUESDAY (1/15/19): Review how to write a formal lab report and open template in Google Classroom. Day 3 Procedure of Eggsperiment: Demonstrating Osmosis Lab. Binder Check Quiz.

HOMEWORK: Work on Eggsperiment: Demonstrating Osmosis Questions & Graph. Work on Results, Discussion, References, & Appendix Sections of Formal Lab Report & revise Experimental Sections of Formal Lab Report as per Ms. Manzella's comments.

THURSDAY (1/17/19):  Day 4 Procedure of Eggsperiment: Demonstrating Osmosis Lab. Work on Eggsperiment: Demonstrating Osmosis Questions & Graph. Work on Results, Discussion, References, & Appendix Sections of Formal Lab Report & revise Experimental Sections of Formal Lab Report as per Ms. Manzella's comments. Hand in Eggsperiment: Demonstrating Osmosis Lab Packet before you leave class.

HOMEWORK: Complete Formal Lab Report. However, do not press submit/turn in button until Monday 1/21/18 (this gives time for Ms. Manzella to look over your report and have you make corrections prior to the due date)


WEEKS 16 (12/17/18 - 12/21/18) - CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK

MONDAY (12/17/18): Do Now. Go over answers to Biochemistry Unit Test Review Sheet and discuss upcoming test. Complete Identifying Chemical Compounds & Biochemistry Vocabulary Word Game worksheets which will be due by the end of class. 

HOMEWORK: look over the Biochemistry Unit Test Review Sheet and study - Biochemistry Test on Wednesday 12/19/18.

WEDNESDAY (12/19/18): Do Now. Hand back & review answers to graded work. Play Kahoot Review Game. Complete Unit 3: Biochemistry Test

HOMEWORK: Work on Cell Structure & Function Guided Notes


WEEKS 14 & 15 (12/03/18 - 12/14/18) - CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK

MONDAY (12/03/18): Acids & Bases guided notes & discussion. Common Household Acids & Bases Lab.

HOMEWORK: Complete Lab Questions.

WEDNESDAY (12/05/18): Do Now. Organic Compounds (Macromolecules) & Carbohydrates PowerPoint lecture, guided notes, & discussion. Introduce Modeling Molecules of Life activity.

HOMEWORK: No formal homework - However, you should review your Biochemistry notes and the PowerPoints that have been covered in class.

FRIDAY (12/07/18): Complete models and corresponding questions for Day 1: Carbohydrates of Modeling Molecules of Life activity. Students will work in groups and complete one packet per group. This assignment is strictly and in-class assigment and will be handed in at the end of each class block.

HOMEWORK: No formal homework - However, you should review your Biochemistry notes and the PowerPoints that have been covered in class and start looking over the Biochemistry Unit Test Review Sheet.

TUESDAY (12/11/18): Do Now. Biochemistry - Lipids guided notes and discussion. Complete models and corresponding questions for Day 2: Lipids of Modeling Molecules of Life activity. Students will work in groups and complete one packet per group. This assignment is strictly and in-class assigment and will be handed in at the end of each class block.

HOMEWORK: Complete Proteins & Nucleic Acids sections of Biochemistry guided notes. Review your Biochemistry notes and the PowerPoints that have been covered in class and start looking over the Biochemistry Unit Test Review Sheet.

THURSDAY (12/14/18): Do Now. Biochemistry - Proteins & Nucleic Acids guided notes and discussion. Complete models and corresponding questions for Day 3: Proteins of Modeling Molecules of Life activity. Students will work in groups and complete one packet per group. This assignment is strictly and in-class assigment and will be handed in at the end of each class block.

HOMEWORK: Start working on Identifying Chemical Compounds & Biochemistry Vocabulary Word Game worksheets due by the end of class on Monday 12/17/18 ; look over the Biochemistry Unit Test Review Sheet and start studying for the Biochemistry Test on Wednesday 12/19/18 


WEEKS 12 & 13 (11/19/18 - 11/30/18) - CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK

MONDAY (11/19/18): Do Now. Populations & Communities PowerPoint discussion.

HOMEWORK: Complete #1-13 on Ecology Test Review. Start studying - Ecology Test on Tuesday 11/27/18

WEDNESDAY (11/21/18): Do Now. Ecology Test Review.

HOMEWORK: Study - Ecology Test on Tuesday 11/27/18

TUESDAY (11/27/18): Ecology Test. Start Human Impact on Ecosystems Reading & Questions (posted in Google Classroom).

HOMEWORK: Human Impact on Ecosystems Reading & Questions (posted in Google Classroom).

THURSDAY (11/29/18): Human Impact on Ecosystems Discussion

HOMEWORK: Human Impact on Ecosystems Reading & Questions (posted in Google Classroom).


WEEKS 11 (11/12/18 - 01/16/18) - CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK

TUESDAY (11/13/18): Do Now. Ecological Succession PowerPoint discussion. Ecological Succession Board Game activity & questions.

HOMEWORK: Review Ecological Succession Notes & PowerPoints. 

THURSDAY (11/15/18): Ecological Succession Board Game activity & questions (continued). Populations and Communities discussion and questions.

HOMEWORK: Review Ecological Succession Notes & PowerPoints.


WEEKS 8, 9, & 10 (10/22/18 - 01/07/18) - CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK

MONDAY (10/22/18): Do Now. Intro to Science & Biology Test.

HOMEWORK: No Homework

WEDNESDAY (10/24/18): Intro to Ecology PowerPoint discussion & guided notes.

HOMEWORK: Ecology Review Questions due on Tuesday 10/30/18

FRIDAY (10/26/18): Ecological Succession & Biomes (Tundra & Forests) PowerPoint discussion & guided notes.

HOMEWORK: Ecology Review Questions due on Tuesday 10/30/18

TUESDAY (10/30/18): Do Now. Biomes (Chaparral, Grasslands, & Desert) & Aquatic Ecosystems PowerPoint discussion

HOMEWORK: Biomes of the U.S. worksheet due by the end of class Thursday 11/01/18.

THURSDAY (11/01/18): Work on Biome Poster or Biomes of the U.S. worksheet.

HOMEWORK: Quarterly Assessment - Biome Poster due by end of the school day on Tuesday 11/06/18.

MONDAY (11/05/18): Identify Your Local Biome activity.

HOMEWORK: Quarterly Assessment - Biome Poster due by end of the school day on Tuesday 11/06/18. Identify Your Local Biome activity worksheet due by the end of class on Wednesday 11/07/18

WEDNESDAY (11/07/18): Review Answers to Biomes of the U.S. worksheet. Finish Identify Your Local Biome activity worksheet due by the end of class on Wednesday 11/07/18

HOMEWORK: All make-up or missing/late work from marking period 1 must be handed in by the end of the school day on Wednesday 11/07/18 ; Review Ecological Succession guided notes in preparation for next week.


WEEK 7 (10/15/18 - 10/19/18) - CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK

TUESDAY (10/16/18): Do Now. Using a Compound Light Microscope - Part 2: Measuring Size of Specimens Lab.

HOMEWORK: Work on Using a Compound Light Microscope - Part 2: Measuring Size of Specimens Lab questions (due by end of class on Thursday)

THURSDAY (10/18/18): Do Now. Finish Organization of Life guided notes & discussion. Go over answers to Intro to Science & Biology Test Review Sheet & graded work that was distributed during class. Kahoot review game or finish lab from last class.

HOMEWORKStudy - Intro to Science & Biology Test on Monday 10/22/18


WEEKS 5 & 6 (10/01/18 - 10/12/18) - CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK

MONDAY (10/01/18): Biology & Characteristics of Life guided notes & discussion.

HOMEWORK: no formal homework - review PPTs & guided notes

WEDNESDAY (10/03/18): Do Now. The Microscope & Other Tools Used in Biology guided notes & discussion.

HOMEWORK: no formal homework - read over Using a Compound Light Microscope lab packet

FRIDAY (10/05/18): Complete Using a Compound Light Microscope lab.

HOMEWORK: Complete Microscope Lab: Observations & Analysis Questions packet

WEDNESDAY (10/10/18): PSATs - NO CLASS

FRIDAY (10/11/18): Do Now: Parts of a Compound Light Microscope worksheet. Organization of Life guided notes & discussion.

HOMEWORK: no formal homework - review PPTs & guided notes


WEEK 4 (9/24/18 - 9/28/18) - CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK

TUESDAY (9/25/18): SGO Pre-Assessment: Formal Lab Report.

HOMEWORK: No formal homework. Make sure you have your iPad with you on Tuesday. Start studying for Thursday's Quiz.

You should know the following information for Thursday's quiz:
1. be able to identify the manipulated, responding, and a controlled variable in an experiment
2. define hypothesis
3. write a hypothesis as an “if-then” statement
4. write numbers in scientific notation
5. multiple & divide in scientific notation
6. use “stair-step” method to convert from one metric unit to another
7. use “picket-fence” (dimensional analysis) to convert between metric & English units

* During the quiz make sure you always show your work and include units.

THURSDAY (9/27/18): Do Now. Finish Scientific Method Group Activity. Scientific Method, Scientific Notation, & Metric System Quiz. Start Biology & Characteristics of Life guided notes & discussion.

HOMEWORK: TBA


WEEK 3 (9/17/18 - 9/21/18) - CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK

MONDAY (9/17/18): Do Now. Measurements Used in Biology (Metric System & Unit Conversions) guided notes, discussion, & practice.

HOMEWORK: Complete Sections 3: Metric Units and 4: Unit Conversions (Dimensional Analysis) (pages 3-5) of the SN, Metric System, & Unit Conversions packet.

WEDNESDAY (9/19/18): Do Now. Go over answers to SN, Metric System, & Unit Conversions packet. Measurements and Unit Conversion Practice worksheet.

HOMEWORK: Complete Measurements and Unit Conversion Practice worksheet if you did not do so in class.

FRIDAY (9/21/18): Do Now. As a class, complete Virtual Lab: Population Biology, set up Google Classroom, and go over how to write a formal lab report. Scientific Method Group Activity.

HOMEWORK: No formal homework. Make sure you have your iPad with you on Tuesday. Start studying for Thursday's Quiz.

You should know the following information for Thursday's quiz:
1. be able to identify the manipulated, responding, and a controlled variable in an experiment
2. define hypothesis
3. write a hypothesis as an “if-then” statement
4. write numbers in scientific notation
5. multiple & divide in scientific notation
6. use “stair-step” method to convert from one metric unit to another
7. use “picket-fence” (dimensional analysis) to convert between metric & English units

* During the quiz make sure you always show your work and include units.


WEEK 2 (9/10/18 - 9/14/18) - CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK

TUESDAY (9/11/18): complete Student Survey & Pretest. Scientific Method guided notes & discussion. Start Scientific Method Practice packet.

HOMEWORK: Read and Complete Part 1: Identifying Variables (1.A #1-3 , 1.B #1-3, & 1.C #1-7 on pages 1-3) and Part 2: Hypothesis Construction (pages 4-6) in the Scientific Method Practice packet.

 THURSDAY (9/13/18):  Check & review answers to homework. Scientific Notation & SI Units lecture & practice. 

HOMEWORK: Complete Sections 1: Scientific Notation and 2: SI Units (pages 1-2) of the SN, Metric System, & Unit Conversions packet. You should also review your notes and corrected HW/CW packet to make sure you know how to identify manipulated, responding, & controlled variables as well as know how to write a hypothesis as an "if-then" statement - please come see Ms. Manzella for extra help if you are struggling with these concepts.


WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! - WEEK 1 (9/05/18 - 9/07/18) - CLASS SCHEDULE & HOMEWORK

WEDNESDAY (09/05/18): Course Introduction. Distribution of Safety Contract.

FRIDAY (09/07/18): Do Now - complete Student Survey & Pretest. Course Introduction Continued.

HOMEWORK: Safety Contract must be signed by you & your parent or guardian by Tuesday (9/11/18). Also, Ms. Manzella will check on Tuesday that you have a 3-Ring Binder. *recommended size of binder: 1 1/2 - inch