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REGENTS BIOLOGY

ABSENCE IS NO EXCUSE!!

Our text book, Biology: The Study of Life is now available in "digital reserve" form.
Click on the link above to get it. You will have to sign in to the school's webpage to view it.


Assignments due on...

June 11, 2013 - afternoon
The Living Environment Regents Exam
(Regents Exam Schedule here)

June 6-7, 2013
FINAL EXAM TODAY!
Biology

You may make and use a single reference table on the final.

Here are some review questions that should help get you prepared for the final
and, here are the answers to those questions.

You can also reference this sheet for review as well.
I've also posted a LOT of questions on castlelearning
to help those who chose to do them get even better prepared for both the Final and Regents Exams.

Remember.  It's not really about good luck; It's about good work.
Now get to work!

June 3-4, 2013
Finish the conclusion questions for the Relationships and Biodiversity Lab
Still need to complete the amino acid sequence test?
Here's an mRNA translator table on wikipedia.org


May 30-31, 2013
Nutrient Cycling Questions on castlelearning activity

May 29, 2013
Finish the Build An Energy Pyramid activity

May 22-23, 2013
Chapter 37 Vocab list
Define all (at least) of the bold-faced terms from the chapter.
If you do not have a text book, the chapter is posted online here.
This is on the school's website so you will have to log in just as you would at school (same usename/password)

AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Chapter 37 up to page 828



May 20-21, 2013
Skin Ecology Reading and Questions

May 14-15, 2013
EXAM TODAY!
Genetics

I've posted a LOT of questions on castlelearning
to help those who chose to do them prepare for the test.
Get review sheets here
AND
If you've been hoping for an extra credit assignment, here it is:
Genetically Modified Advertisement
Get the assignment description here


May 10-13
Complete the Famous Mutations Sheet


May 8-9, 2013
Read the Gene-Environment Interaction Reading to complete the questions on the accompanying Question Sheet
Students in Block 1A only recieved half of the reading sheet (Printer issues).
Please use the reading posted above to answer the questions.

AND
Finish the Chapter 26 Vocab list
Define all (at least) of the bold-faced terms from the chapter.
If you do not have a text book, the chapter is posted online here.
This is on the school's website so you will have to log in just as you would at school (same usename/password)

AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Modern Genetics

May 7, 2013
Complete the ten questions assigned to you on castlelearning.com
Block 1A: "Modern Genetics 1A" questions
Block 2A: "Linkage 2A" questions


May 6, 2013
Complete the Sex-Linked Traits Sheet.
This should help: Color-blindness is X-linked and recessive.
white-eye color in fruit flies is also X-linked and recessive.
On the back, use the two filled-in individuals in the pedigree to determine the rest of the pedigree and complete the three Punnett squares at the bottom of the sheet.
Do the best you can on it. I expect to see evidence of your attempts on this sheet.

May 2-3
Finish the Human Inheritance and Pedigree Analysis Lab
AND
Start work on the Chapter 26 Vocab list
Define all (at least) of the bold-faced terms from the chapter.
You will be able to use this list on the next quiz.
If you do not have a text book, the chapter is posted online here.
This is on the school's website so you will have to log in just as you would at school (same usename/password)

April 29-30, 2013
Finish Part One of the Human Inheritance and Pedigree Analysis Lab
AND
Finish the Chapter 25 Vocab list
Define all (at least) of the bold-faced terms from the chapter.
If you do not have a text book, the chapter is posted online here.
This is on the school's website so you will have to log in just as you would at school (same usename/password)

AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Classical genetics: Mendel and his laws and organization in the nucleus

April 29-30, 2013
Start work on the Chapter 25 Vocab list
Define all (at least) of the bold-faced terms from the chapter.
You will be able to use this list on the next quiz.
If you do not have a text book, the chapter is posted online here.
This is on the school's website so you will have to log in just as you would at school (same usename/password)

April 23-24, 2013
Human Anatomy Project is due!
Get info on the project here.
Check out the rubric here

April 19-22, 2013
EXAM TODAY!
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Get review sheets here

You can create a "cheat sheet" to use on the exam.
Here's the deal: If you use it, it will cost two points on the exam.
If you make one and DON'T use it, I'll give you two EXTRA points on the exam.
Cheat sheets are to be one-sided and on a standard 8.5" x 11" piece of paper.

April 18, 2013
block 1A students: Complete the Reaction Time Lab
ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BE WORKING ON THEIR UNIT PROJECT!!

April 17, 2013
Complete the How We Learn Lab

April 15-16, 2013
Complete the Reaction Time Lab
(Block 1A did not get to this lab)

ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BE WORKING ON THEIR UNIT PROJECT!!

April 11-12, 2013
Be ready to share Excretory disease research for
Human Anatomy Project
Get info on the project here.
Nephritis
Kidney stones
Hepatitis
Urinary tract infection
Dermatitis
Here's the sheet (Though you don't really need it)


April 9-10, 2013
Finish the How Milkmaids Saved Western Civilization activity.

April 5-8, 2013
Be ready to share Autoimmune disease research for
Human Anatomy Project
Get info on the project here.
Possible diseases include (but are not limited to):
Multiple sclerosis
Type I diabetes (early onset)
Psoriasis
Lupus
Graves' disease
Here's the sheet (Though you don't really need it) 
If you want a more complete list of autoimmune diseases (that have some pretty wild names) check out the AARDA's website
AND
Be ready for a
BIG QUIZ TODAY
All material so far this year (From "What is life?" through to "Excretion" and everything in between)


April 3-4, 2013
Be ready to share respiratory disease info for the Student Desk Reference Project.
Use the Circulatory Disease Organizer to gather info on TWO circulatory diseases.
Possible diseases might be but are not limited to:
myocardial infarction
hypertension
vasculitis
hemophilia
Fe deficiant anemia
Try to avoid doing cancers of the circulatory system
Get info on the project here.
AND
B-day students should complete the Observing Blood Cells Lab questions.
Use the pictures on the Lab Stuff page to remind you of what you saw in class


March 26-April 2, 2013
Making Connections Lab questions.
A-Day classes can skip all of Page 5 and the very last question (#5) of the lab.


March 22-25, 2013
Heart Anatomy Lab questions.
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Blood vessels and cardiac circulation: Compare and contrast veins, arteries and capillaries;
Circulation of blood through the heart - the four chambers and for each one where blood comes from, goes to and the type of vessel that services the chamber.
Also, be ready for the "connection between breathing and cellular respiration" question.


March 20-21, 2013
Lung Capacity Lab questions. They can be answered on the lab itself.

March 18-19, 2013
Do yourself a favor and start working on your Student Desk Reference Project.
You have the info for two organ systems now. Get a jump on it now...

March 14-15, 2013
Be ready to share respiratory disease info for the Student Desk ReferenceProject.
Use the Respiratory Disease Organizer to gather info on TWO Respiratory diseases
Possible diseases might be but are not limited to:
emphysema
bronchitis
"black lung"
asthma
COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

Get info on the project here.

AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Respiratory system: Characteristics and examples of respiratory surfaces including humans, path of air through system,
difference/connection between aerobic cellular respiration and breathing


March 12-13, 2013
Gather info on two digestive diseases on the Digestive Disease Organizer sheet

March 7-11
Complete the Intro to Anatomy and Physiology Assignment Sheet

March 1-4, 2013
BE READY FOR THE
EXAM TODAY!

Cells and Cellular Processes
Get review sheets here

There are a WEALTH of review questions assigned to you on castlelearning.com
Mrs. Chapman has also loaded up some material on quizlet.com
The username is "theresourceroom" and the password is "resource."

February 27-28, 2013
Complete Cellular Respiration and ATP Questions on Castlelearning

February 25-26, 2013
Conclusion questions from the Death of a Cheesy-Poof Lab (Class 2B, we will finish the lab in class.)
AND
Complete Active/Passive Transport Questions on Castlelearning that the sub neglected to assign
(though it WAS on the board in class...)

February 21-22, 2013
Complete Active/Passive Transport Questions on Castlelearning

February 19-20, 2013
Complete  Diffusion through A Membrane Lab
AND
A-day classes be ready for the postponed
QUIZ
Cell membrane - structure and function, receptor molecules, diffusion and osmosis


February 14-15, 2013
Complete  Cell Membrane/Diffusion Questions on Castlelearning
AND
be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Cell membrane - structure and function, receptor molecules, diffusion and osmosis


February 12-13, 2013
Conclusion questions from Part 1 of  Diffusion through A Membrane Lab
(That's up to and including page 5)

February 6-7, 2013
Complete the Fake Sweet reading and questions

February 5, 2013
Block IA
Organelle questions on castlelearning.com

Block IIA
Conclusion questions from We Are Not Plants Lab

February 1-4, 2013
Block IA and Block IB
Conclusion questions from We Are Not Plants Lab
AND
Use those organelle flashcards to help you
be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Cell theory, organelles and the difference between plant and animal cells


Block IIA
Organelle questions on castlelearning.com
(I mistakenly assigned this to you last class instead of the "Cell theory" questions I meant to assign.
Since the vast majority of students didn't do it for last class, you get another chance.)

AND
Use those organelle flashcards to help you
be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Cell theory, organelles


January 30-31, 2013
Block IA

Organelle questions on castlelearning.com

Block IIA and Block IB
Cell theory questions on castlelearning.com

January 28-29, 2013
Your Nutrition Project paper needs to be completed and turned in today

B-day students, I will be expecting your Resource Evaluation statements and your Self Evaluations.
These are items 5 and 6 on the Project Guide I gave you in December.
For the Resource Evaluation you can use this sheet as a guide
or just type up the info (in MLA format) and state why it is a valid resource..
For the Self Evaluation, print out a Self Evaluation rubric and fill it out as honestly as you can.


January 14-15, 2013
BE READY FOR THE
EXAM TODAY!

Biochemistry
Get review sheets here

You can create a "cheat sheet" to use on the exam.
Here's the deal: If you use it, it will cost two points on the exam.
If you make one and DON'T use it, I'll give you two EXTRA points on the exam.
Cheat sheets are to be one-sided and on a standard 8.5" x 11" piece of paper.

All Toothpickase labs and nutrition project task three's should be complete as well.


January 11, 2013
Complete Salivary Amylase Lab
AND
Task #3 of Nutrition Project

January 10, 2013
Complete graph for Toothpickase Lab
Starting toothpick count on x-axis, toothpickase rate on the y-axis
Need graph paper?
AND
Task #3 of Nutrition Project

Jan 8-9, 2013
Concept map (task #2 )of Macronutrient Project

Jan 4-7, 2013
Concept map (task #2 )of Macronutrient Project
A day classes need a rough draft of the concept map
AND
QUIZ TODAY
Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins

December 21, 2012-Jan 3, 2013
Rough draft of concept map (task #2 )of Macronutrient Project

December 19-20, 2012
Finish the Chemistry of Fats and Proteins Lab (You had PLENTY of class time to finish it)
AND
Task #1 of Macronutrient Project
AND
QUIZ TODAY
Intro to macronutrients.


December 17-18, 2012
A vocab list from this unit so far. (Flash cards are GREAT)
Twenty terms defined in five words or less.
Use the questions you got wrong on the last quiz to help select the terms/concepts
A-day classes need to complete Chemistry of Carbohydrates Lab as well.

December 13-14, 2012
Complete Chemistry of Carbohydrates Lab
A-day classes need to complete the first page (through "Group 1: Monosaccharides")


December 11-12, 2012
Finish the Adventures in pH Lab
AND
QUIZ TODAY
Basic Biochemistry.

December 7-10, 2012
Intro to Chemistry questions sheet
(This is on the back of the "Basic Chemistry Notes Sheet" we got in class)
You'll have to do some research for the last couple of questions

December 5-6, 2012
Go to castlelearning to complete the multiple choice section of the
EXAM!
Classification and Evolution: Constructed response section
Get review sheets here

December 3-4, 2012
Be ready for the
EXAM TODAY!
Classification and Evolution: Constructed response section
Get review sheets here

There are review questions on castlelearning

November 29-30, 2012
Complete the Beaks of Finches Lab

November 28, 2012
Complete questions 10, 11 and 12 (all parts) from the Beaks of Finches Lab

November 26, 2012
Create a short cartoon strip that describes natural selection in a particular population. (For extra credit you can make a cartoon of a speciation "event".)
Make 4-6 panels (squares). Draw pictures of 2 members of the same species,
that have some sort of variation (i.e. polar bear brothers that have different fur color: a polar bear with white fur and a polar bear with brown spots).
On the panels, show how one of the variations allows one of them to survive better than the other.
Show the progression of how over time the environment selects the favorable trait.

This will NOT be graded on artistic ability. In fact, if you want to use an online cartoon making program like jabber.com, great. The important thing is that you identify the variation in the population, and show how some of the variations are adaptations where others are not.

November 19, 2012
Be ready for the
QUIZ TODAY
Intro to evolution, evidence of evolution and natural selection.

There are some review questions on quizlet.com. The username is "theresourceroom" and the password is "resource."

November 16, 2012
Create a short cartoon strip that describes natural selection in a particular population.
Make 4-6 panels (squares). Draw pictures of 2 members of the same species,
that have some sort of variation (i.e. polar bear brothers that have different fur color: a polar bear with white fur and a polar bear with brown spots).
On the panels, show how one of the variations allows one of them to survive better than the other.
Show the progression of how over time the environment selects the favorable trait.

This will NOT be graded on artistic ability. In fact, if you want to use an online cartoon making program like jabber.com, great. The important thing is that you identify the variation in the population, and show how some of the variations are adaptations where others are not.
AND
QUIZ TODAY
Intro to evolution, evidence of evolution and natural selection.



November 14-15, 2012
Complete the Evidence of Evolution Lab except for the table on the last page

November 9-13, 2012
Complete the Classification Quiz
on castlelearning.com
As usual, log-in difficulties will NOT get you an extention on this.
If you can't log in by Friday, plan on staying after school to complete it in the library

November 7-8, 2012
Have The Shark Key Lab complete with monster names
A-day classes should have at least 5 monsters named with a genus and species.
AND
A-day classes should be ready for the
10-week cumulative QUIZ TODAY
On everything we've covered so far. Use your old quizzes and test and go over the questions you got wrong.
Also, check out the review page for review sheets.
There are some review questions on quizlet.com. The username is "theresourceroom" and the password is "resource."


November 5-6, 2012
1B and 1A: Complete the Monster Key
2A: Give each monster a first and last name based on their physical characteristics

November 1-2, 2012
Have all sharks in the Sharks Key Lab keyed out
AND
A-day classes should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Intro to taxonomy and Characteristics of the Kingdoms
Know vocab from Intro to Taxonomy notes and "The Five Kingdoms" sheet


October 26/31, 2012
Complete the Odd Organism Challenge.
AND
B-day class should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Intro to taxonomy and Characteristics of the Kingdoms
Know vocab from Intro to Taxonomy notes and "The Five Kingdoms" sheet


October 24-25, 2012
Complete Classification By Morphology Lab
Print another sheet of shapes to cut out if you need one.

October 17/18/19, 2012
Tools of the Biologist Lab conclusion questions.
AND
BE READY FOR THE
EXAM TODAY!

Get review sheets here

October 15/16, 2012
"Unit one" questions on castlelearning.com

Your castlelearning password is most likely "npz-" follwed by your first initial and last name
For example, Johnny Baggadonitz's log in would be npz-jbaggadonitz.
Email me or see Mrs. Valk in room 208 if you need your password cleared however...
NOT KNOWING YOUR PASSWORD IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR NOT DOING THE HW!

October 11/12, 2012
Research a lab instrument and create a one page magazine/newspaper advertisement
designed to sell that instrument. Ads should not take up more than one page (8.5" x 11")
and contain the following information:
-Uses/function
-possible hazards
-a picture /diagram of the equipment
-the price
-sales pitch? (remember, you're trying to sell the item!)



October 9-10, 2012
Magazines and Thread Lab conclusion questions.
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Light Microscopy and Experimental Design


October 4-5, 2012
Letter "e" Lab conclusion questions.

September 25/27, 2012
Make a vocabulary list.
You'll need at least 20 terms/concepts from this unit defined in five words or less.
Of course, you can (and probably should) make these in flash card format.
Use your notes, assignments and the previous quizzes to get the terms for the cards.
For each incorrect answer on the quizzes and HW assignments you should make at least one flash card.
AND
QUIZ TODAY
Life processes, scientific method and experimental design.


September 21/24, 2012
Complete the Lollipop Lab

September 19/20, 2012
Complete the first page of the Lollipop Lab

EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY:
Help me improve my notes by finding or creating graphics (pictures) I can use for each of the life processes.
Here's the catch, I have to be able to post them without breaking copyright laws.
Wikimedia Commons is a great place to start looking for pictures that are free to use.
Email them to me as a PowerPoint or Word document and include the URLs of the sources so I can cite them.

September 13/18, 2012
Complete Safety Lab
AND
Write a paragraph describing a lab accident you were part of.
Your story should identify the cause of the accident and what could have been done to prevent it.
If you've never been involved in a lab accident, well done! Describe one you witnessed. If you've never seen one, ask your family members
to describe one they were involved in. If you still can't come up with an accident, go to the newspapers and find one there.
AND
QUIZ TODAY
A couple questions on this course. Review the course outline.


September 11/12, 2012
Make a concept map for all of the life processes.
Each life process should have a definition and an example.

September 7-10, 2012
Find a recent (this year) newspaper article that has something to do with biology.
-Write a short summary of that article
-Identify which unit(s) such as biochemistry or ecology the article falls into. 
-Why is it in that unit?  (explain the connection)
-What is your connection to the issue?
-Include the headline, newspaper and date.
Do not bring the article in.
Be prepared to share your info.