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REGENTS BIOLOGY

ABSENCE IS NO EXCUSE!!

Assignments due on...

June 17, 2014 - 11:00 am
The Living Environment Regents Exam
(Regents Exam Schedule here)

June 10-11, 2014
FINAL EXAM TODAY!
Biology

This is the most comprehensive review sheet I think I have ever seen.
It's a doosie at 39 pages long but completing it would
CERTAINLY help get you a better grade

Here's some review questions that should get you prepped for the final.
Here are the answers for 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 prepare for the Final and the Regents Exam.

June 6-9, 2014
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


June 2-5, 2014
Finish the Ecological Succession Lab Questions

May 29-30, 2014
Energy Flow Questions on castlelearning
AND
Class 1B should finish the Energy Pyramid Lab Questions

If you've been hoping for another extra credit assignment, here it is:
Using the energy/biomass pyramid, explain how global food shortages
could be addressed if all humans adopted a vegetarian diet.
Write a short paragraph detailing your answer.

PLEASE NOTE: I am NOT trying to convert you to vegetarianism.
I like a good burger

May 27-28, 2014
Chapter 2 Vocab list/Outline
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Chapter 2 - Interactions


May 22-23, 2014
Skin Ecology Reading and Questions

May 16-19, 2014
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 14-15, 2014
Complete the mutations questions on castlelearning.com
AND
Chapter 12 outline and vocab list.
You can skip the section on Prokaryotic Gen Regulation and Eukaryotic Gene Regulation.
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Protein synthesis, mutations and maybe a question on sex linkage.


May 12-13, 2014
Complete the protein synthesis on castlelearning.com
AND
Working on your Chapter 12 outline and vocab list.
You can skip the section on Prokaryotic Gen Regulation and Eukaryotic Gene Regulation.

May 9, 2014
Complete the Sex Linked Questions Sheet
You don't have to do the last question on the back.
AND
Working on your Chapter 12 outline and vocab list.
You can skip the section on Prokaryotic Gen Regulation and Eukaryotic Gene Regulation.

May 7, 2014
Complete the Sex Linked Questions Sheet
AND
Working on your Chapter 12 outline and vocab list.
You can skip the section on Prokaryotic Gen Regulation and Eukaryotic Gene Regulation.

May 5-6, 2014
Be ready for a
BIG QUIZ TODAY
All material so far this year (From "What is life?" through Anatomy and Physiology and everything in between)


Check out Ms. Law's 30-Week Review Packet
There's also review material on Castlelearning as well as Quizlet

May 1-2, 2014
Complete the Complex Patterns of Inheritance Worksheet we started in class

April 29-30, 2014
Finish the Human Inheritance and Pedigree Analysis Lab
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Classical genetics: Mendel and his laws and organization in the nucleus.

April 25-28, 2014
Chapter outline and vocab list for Chapter 10 in your text
AND
Finish Part Two (IA) or Three (IIA + IB) of the Probability and Mendelian Genetics Lab

April 23-24, 2014
Find a recent (preferably this year) newspaper article that has something to do with genetics.
-Write a short summary of that article
-Identify how that article fits into the unit on genetics as we discussed it in class. 
(See notes page for a recap of the lecture.)
-What is your connection to the topic of the article?
(...other than "I have genes too". Show me some thought)
-Include the headline, newspaper and date.
Do not bring the article in.
Be prepared to share your info.
AND
Start work on a chapter outline and vocab list for Chapter 10 in your text

April 21-22, 2014
Human Anatomy Project is due!
Get info on the project here.
Check out the rubric here

April 10-11, 2014
EXAM TODAY!
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Get review sheets here

April 8-9, 2014
Complete the Reaction Time Lab
AND
Nervous and Endocrine system diseases (ONE OF EACH)
research for the Human Anatomy Project
Get info on the project here.
Possible diseases include (but are not limited to):
Nervous:
Huntington's disease
Tay-Sachs disease
Tetanus:
Endocrine:
Acromegaly
Hyperthyroidism
Polycystic ovaries
A great resource for nervous system disease info here.
A great resource for endocrine system disease info here.

April 4-5, 2014
Complete Immune System Questions on Castlelearning

April 2-3, 2014
Finish the How Milkmaids Saved Western Civilization activity.

March 31-April 1, 2014
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
QUIZ TODAY
Blood and lines of defense
Yes, the Cellular Respiration/Breathing question will be on there again.


March 27-28, 2014
Complete the Observing Blood Cells Lab questions.
Use the pictures on the Lab Stuff page to remind you of what you saw in class

AND
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:
Sickle Cell Anemia (Which you just researched for the Blood Cells Lab)
myocardial infarction
hypertension
vasculitis
hemophilia
Fe deficiant anemia
Try to avoid doing cancers of the circulatory system
Get info on the project here.

March 25-26, 2014
Making Connections Lab questions.

March 20-24, 2014
Heart Anatomy Lab questions. They can be answered on the lab itself.
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Circulatory System intro, cardiac circulation and blood vessels

You will be allowed to use your chapter Outline and Vocab list on the quiz!

March 18-19, 2014
Dig up your text book. Make a "Chapter Outline and Vocab List" from pages 992-999 (Circulatory System).
For some students, this might be the first time you try
to take notes from a text book.
Here's a guide from another biology teacher that might help.

March 14-17, 2014
Complete Excretory system Questions (Class 1B got some circulatory questions as well) on Castlelearning

March 12-13, 2014
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)

March 10-11, 2014
Lung Capacity Lab questions. They can be answered on the lab itself.
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Digestive system: Be able to identify example organs and their function, alimentary vs. accessory organs
Respiratory system: Characteristics and examples of respiratory surfaces including humans, path of air through system,
difference/connection between aerobic cellular respiration and breathing


March 6-7, 2014
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.


March 4-5, 2014
Gather info on two digestive diseases on the Digestive Disease Organizer sheet
AND
TEST CORRECTIONS!
(If you chose to do them)
Here's how it will work: You write out the questions and the correct answer including
Two or more sentences explaining how that is the correct answer.
Basically, show me that you are thinking about each of your incorrect responses.
Completing the corrections will allow you to do a castlelearning make-up exam
and I will average the two test grades together.

February 28-March 3, 2014
Complete the Intro to Anatomy and Physiology Assignment Sheet

February 24-25, 2014
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. Sherburne has also loaded up some material on quizlet.com
The username is "theresourceroom" and the password is "resource."

February 12, 2014
Make a unit vocab list (Cells and Cellular Processes).
Your list should have at least 20 terms.
Each term should be defined in five words or less.
You can (and probably should) make flash cards instead of a list.

February 10-11, 2014
Complete Energy HW Questions on Castlelearning

February 6-7, 2014
Conclusion questions from the Death of a Cheesy-Poof Lab.

February 3-4, 2014
Complete all questions on the Diffusion Through A Membrane Lab
If you missed class, you can see pictures of plasmolysis here

January 30, 2014 (A day)
Complete the Part one questions of the Diffusion Through A Membrane Lab

January 24, 2014 (B day)
Complete the Part one questions of the Diffusion Through A Membrane Lab

January 23, 2014 (A-day)
Cell Membrane Structure questions on castlelearning.com

January 21-22, 2014
Complete the Fake Sweet reading and questions

January 17, 2014 (1B)
Cell Membrane Structure questions on castlelearning.com
There are a few other questions thrown in.

January 15-16, 2014
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

There are Review Questions on castlelearning.com

January 13-14, 2014
Your Nutrition Project paper needs to be completed and turned in today.
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 2-3, 2014
Task #3 of Nutrition Project

December 19-20, 2013
Complete graph for Toothpickase Lab
Starting toothpick count on x-axis, toothpickase rate on the y-axis
Need graph paper?

AND
BE READY FOR THE
EXAM TODAY!
Biochemistry
Get review sheets here

You can create a "cheat sheet" to use on the exam.
A single-sided, 8.5 x 11" paper.
Typed or hand-written

December 16-17, 2013
Block 1A: Complete Enzymes and reactions questions on castlelearning
Blocks 1B and 2A: Complete Salivary Amylase Lab

December 12-13, 2013
Concept map (task #2 )of Macronutrient Project

December 6-11, 2013
Rough draft of concept map (task #2) of Macronutrient Project
AND
QUIZ TODAY
Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins

December 4-5, 2013
Task #1 of Macronutrient Project

December 2-3, 2013
Complete the Chemistry of Lipids and Proteins Lab


November 25-26, 2013
Complete page 26 of the Chemistry of Carbohydrates Lab

November 21-22, 2013
Finish the Adventures in pH Lab

November 19-20, 2013
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 15-18, 2013
Intro to Chemistry questions sheet
You'll have to do some research for the last couple of questions

November 8-12, 2013
Be ready for the
EXAM TODAY!
Classification and Evolution
Get review sheets here

There are a TON of review questions on castlelearning

Also, remember, you are allowed to create a single-sided, 8.5" X 11" review sheet to use during the exam.
It MUST be of your own creation and you will be turning it in with your exam.

November 6-7, 2013
Complete the Beaks of Finches Lab

November 4-5, 2013
Complete the first three analysis questions
(NOT the pre-lab questions. You already did those!)
from the Beaks of Finches Lab

October 31- November 1, 2013
Complete Natural Selection/Speciation Questions on castlelearning
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Kingdoms and Natural Selection


October 28-29, 2013
Complete Binomial Nomenclature and Intro to evolution questions on Castlelearning

October 25, 2013
Complete the Five Kingdoms Questions sheet

October 23-24, 2013
Complete the Evidence of Evolution Lab

October 21-22, 2013
Complete the Monster Key and Naming Sheet
Use the Latin and Greek Combining Forms sheet to create the scientific names.

Class 1B needs only to complete the monster key. We'll deal with the naming next class.

ALSO
No class got enough time to complete or even start the quiz. Soooooo....
Be ready to complete the
QUIZ TODAY
Intro to Taxonomy, dichotomous keys and binomial nomenclature


October 17-18, 2013
Complete Identifying NY's Gamefish Lab
If you need to see the pictures of the fish, they're on the last pages of the lab.
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Intro to Taxonomy and dichotomous keys


October 15-16, 2013
Complete Classification By Morphology Lab
Print another sheet of shapes to cut out if you need one.

Block IAand IB needs to have completed the definitions on the first page

October 10-11, 2013
Tools of the Biologist Lab conclusion questions.

October 8-9, 2013
BE READY FOR THE
EXAM TODAY!

Get review sheets here

October 4-7, 2013
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 2-3, 2013
Magazines and Thread Lab conclusion questions.

September 30-October 1, 2013
Letter "e" Lab conclusion questions.
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Light Microscopy with some Life Processes questions...


September 26-27, 2013
Complete Microscopes and Scientific Method Review Questions on Castlelearning

The Simpson's Controls And Variables Worksheet needs to be completed
to be able to retake the Scientific Method and Experimental Design Quiz after school on Friday in room 133.
Bring this worksheet with every question completed.

September 24-25, 2013
Complete Life Processes and Scientific Method Questions on Castlelearning

Your castlelearning username is most likely "npz-" follwed by your first initial and last name
For example, Johnny Baggadonitz's log in would be npz-jbaggadonitz.
All student passwords have been cleared so leave it blank the first time you log on.
Email me or see Mrs. McEachin in room 208 if you need your password cleared, however...
NOT KNOWING YOUR PASSWORD IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR NOT DOING THE HW!

September 20-23, 2012
Complete the Lollipop Lab
AND
QUIZ TODAY
Life processes, scientific method and experimental design.


September 18-19, 2013
Determine the variable for scenarios A, B and C on the Experimental Design Worksheet

September 16-17, 2013
Complete What Happened Here Lab

September 12-13, 2013
Complete Safety Lab
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Lab safety and the course outline


September 10-11, 2013
Complete the Exactly What Am I In For? sheet you started in class