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REGENTS BIOLOGY

ABSENCE IS NO EXCUSE!!

Assignments due on...


June 8, 2016
YOU SHOULD BE STUDYING FOR THE REGENTS EXAM
There are a wealth of review questions "assigned" to you on castle learning

June 7, 2016
Finish the Ecological Succession Lab Questions
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Nutrient Cycling and Succession

June 3-6, 2016
Complete the Human Ecology questions on Castlelearning

June 1-2, 2016
Complete the Nutrient Cycling questions on Castlelearning

May 25-31, 2016
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 23-24, 2016
Complete the Regents Review questions on Castlelearning

May 18-19, 2016
Complete the Skin Ecology reading and questions.
AND
Complete the Interact! Lab (B-Day class)
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Interactions

May 16-17, 2016
Complete the Interact! Lab (A-Day classes)
AND
Complete a chapter outline and vocab list for Chapter 2 in the text book.

If you did a Chapter 1 vocab list (as I mistakenly assignmed in class)
your efforts are not in vain.
I will give extra credit for completing it.
Plus, scvientific method and experimental design will most assuredly be on the Regents Exam.

May 6-9, 2016
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 4-5, 2016
Complete a chapter outline and vocab list for pp 360-371 in the text book.

April 28-29, 2016
Finish the Genetic Police Sketch Artist Lab

April 26-27, 2016
If you aren't taking Reproduction & Development this quarter, watch the following video.
It should help you review Transcription and Translation.
Feele free to use the Notes Sheet when you watch

AND THEN
Complete the Protein Synthesis Review questions on Castlelearning

April 21-25, 2016
Complete the Complex Inheritance Questions Sheet
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Complex Patterns of Inheritance
Remember, you can use thoise chapter 11 Outlines and vocab lists as a reference on the quiz.


April 19-20, 2016
Complete the DNA Evidence Sheet

April 15-18, 2016
Complete the Non-Mendelian Genetics Worksheet we started in class
AND
You should be ready for a
REQUIZ TODAY
Classical genetics: Mendel, his laws, organization in the nucleus and pedigree analysis.

Remember, you can make an outline and vocab list from pages 277-285 in your text
and use them as a reference on the test. Handwritten (by you) only, please.

April 13-14, 2016
Finish the Human Inheritance and Pedigree Analysis Lab

April 11-12, 2016
Finish the Probability and Mendelian Genetics Lab
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Classical genetics vocab and basic Mendelian inheritance.

April 7-8, 2016
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.

March 31-April 1, 2016
EXAM TODAY!
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Get review sheets here

Here are those "Review Quizzes" to try out.
Digestive System
Respiratory System
Excretory System
Circulatory System
Immune System
Nervous System
Endocrine System

There are 81 Anatomy and Physiology Review questions posted on castlelearning as well.

I even posted some question sets by organ system on castlelearning. Get to work.

March 29-30, 2016
Nervous and Endocrine system disease information (ONE OF EACH)
Here's the sheet (Though you don't really need it) 
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 18, 2016
Since we didn't get to the Reaction Time Lab in class, there is no HW due today.
Of course that means that lab will have to be completed over break.

April 17, 2016
Complete the Reaction Time Lab

March 15-16, 2016
Finish the How Milkmaids Saved Western Civilization activity.
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
The Immune System: Three lines of defense, Antigens and antibodies, immunity and immunizations,
the role of cell surface molecules, primary and secondary immunity


Here are a few immunology review questions
...and their answers.

March 11-14, 2016
Be ready to share Autoimmune disease research for
Human Anatomy Extra Credit 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
A-Day Classes: Complete the Blood and Intro to Immune System assignment on Castlelearning

March 10, 2016 (B-day)
Complete the Blood and Intro to Immune System assignment on Castlelearning

March 9, 2016 (A-Day)
Clearly, I had trouble getting those castlelearning questions up in time for you to be able to do them.
They have been assigned and are due next class

March 7-8, 2016
Be ready to share circulatory disease info for the Student Desk Reference Extra Credit 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 may have 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.
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Open/closed Circulatory Systems, cardiac circulation (Know the four chambers and where blood goes to and
comes from [a heart chamber or body/lungs] for each one), blood vessels (arteries, capillaries and veins),
and the four parts of blood (RBCs, WBCs, platelets and plasma) as well as their functions.


Here are those review questions from class
And here are the answers

March 3-4, 2016
Making Connections Lab questions.

March 2, 2016 (B-day)
Complete the Exchange Systems assignment on Castlelearning

March 1, 2016 (A-day)
Block 3: Observing Blood Cells Lab questions. They can be answered on the lab itself.
Use the images posted on the Lab Folder Page to help you complete the lab.
AND
Both Blocks: Complete the Exchange Systems assignment on Castlelearning

February 29, 2016 (B day)
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)

AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Exchange systems: Digestive, Respiratory and Excretory.
Know a disease and how it works,principle functional units,
example organs with functions and important vocabulary

February 26, 2016 (A day)
Complete the Exchange Systems assignment on Castlelearning
4th Block: You should be ready for the
QUIZ
(The one you didn't have last class)
Exchange systems: Digestive, Respiratory and Excretory.
Know a disease and how it works,principle functional units,
example organs with functions and important vocabulary

February 25, 2016 (B Day)
Lung Capacity Lab questions. They can be answered on the lab itself.

February 24, 2016 (A Day)
Be ready to share Excretory disease research.
Get info on the extra credit project here.
Some disease ideas:
Nephritis
Kidney stones
Hepatitis
Urinary tract infection
Dermatitis
Here's the sheet (Though you don't really need it)

AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Exchange systems: Digestive, Respiratory and Excretory.
Know a disease and how it works,principle functional units,
example organs with functions and important vocabulary

February 23, 2016 (B Day)
Early dismissal today.
Everything that was due today is now due February 25, 2016.

February 22, 2016 (A Day)
Lung Capacity Lab questions. They can be answered on the lab itself.

February 18-19, 2016
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


February 11-17, 2016
Gather info on two digestive diseases on the Digestive Disease Organizer sheet
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Digestive system: Be able to identify example organs and their function, a disease of the system, alimentary vs. accessory organs

February 9-10, 2016
Finish the Organization in Living Things worksheet.

February 3-4, 2016
BE READY FOR THE
EXAM TODAY!
Cells and Cellular Processes
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

Review questions have been posted on castlelearning.com already.


January 28-29, 2016
BE READY FOR THE
MIDTERM EXAM TODAY!

Here are the Midterm Review Questions I handed out in class
Here are the answers.

Here are Mr Tracy's Midterm Review Questions I handed out in class
Here are the answers.

I've also put some Midterm Review Questions on castlelearning.

January 20, 2016
Complete the Diffusion Through A Membrane Lab
AND
Watch this video to finish the first page of your notes.


January 19, 2016
Complete the Passive and Active Transport, Etc. assignment on Castlelearning

January 15, 2016
Complete the Osmosis Problems Sheet
AND
be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Diffusion and Osmosis


Watch this video to finish your notes.


January 14, 2016
Complete the Diffusion Through A Membrane Lab
AND
be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Diffusion and Osmosis


January 12-13, 2016
Complete the Part one questions of the Diffusion Through A Membrane Lab

January 8-11, 2016
Complete the Cell Membrane and Transport assignment on Castlelearning

January 6-7, 2016
Complete Nutrition Concept Map
AND
be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Cell theory, organelles and the difference between plant and animal cells


January 4-5, 2016
Conclusion questions from We Are Not Plants Lab

December 18-21, 2015
Complete the Cell Theory and Organelles assignment on Castlelearning

December 14-15, 2015
Rough Draft of Nutrition Concept Map
AND
BE READY FOR THE
EXAM TODAY!
Biochemistry
Get review sheets here

December 10-11, 2015
Complete graph for Toothpickase Lab
Starting toothpick count on x-axis, toothpickase rate on the y-axis
Need graph paper?

December 8-9, 2015
Complete Salivary Amylase Lab
AND
Complete the rest of the Enzyme questions
Including the comic strip

December 4-7, 2015
Complete the first four of the Enzyme questions

You can certainly search the web or your text
as a resource to answer the questions but,
here's some readings that will definitely work.

December 3, 2015
Complete the Biochemistry Notes Sheets
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Macronutrients and their subunits


December 2, 2015
Complete the Chemistry of Lipids and Proteins Lab
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Macronutrients and their subunits


December 1, 2015
Complete the Chemistry of Lipids and Proteins Lab

November 30, 2015
Complete the Biochemistry Notes Sheets

November 23-24 , 2014
Complete the Chemistry of Carbohydrates Lab

The above link to the lab will first ask you to sign in to the school's website.
Use the same login info you use at school and select the lab from the list on the next page.



November 19-20, 2015
Finish the Adventures in pH Lab
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Intro to Biochemistry


November 17-18, 2015
Intro to Chemistry questions sheet


November 10-12, 2015
BE READY FOR THE
EXAM TODAY!

Get review sheets here

There are a wealth of Review Questions on castlelearning.com
Completing them will DEFINITELY help you get ready for the exam

Here are some more questions that I handed out in class

Check your responses with the answer sheet

November 6-9, 2015
Classes 3A and 4A: Complete the Making Cladograms sheet we started in class.
Class 4B: Complete the cladogram questions on castlelearning.com
AND
Be ready for the
QUIZ TODAY
Everything so far this year


November 4-5, 2015
Complete the Beaks of Finches Lab

November 2-3, 2015
Start reviewing for the 10-week assessment on November 6-9.
This is a cumulative quiz (covers everything so far).
There is review material on the Review Page.

October 29-30, 2015
Complete the Natural Selection assignment on Castlelearning
AND
Be ready for the
QUIZ TODAY
Binomial Nomenclature, Evidence of Evolution, and Natural Selection


October 27-28, 2015
Complete the Evidence of Evolution Lab

October 23-26, 2015
Complete the Monster Naming Sheet
Use the Latin and Greek Combining Forms sheet to create the scientific names.

Interested in more combining forms? The list you received in class was from Donald Borror's book and I found a link to a bookmarked pdf. of his book. Click on the "Some Common Combining Forms" book mark on the left

October 21-22, 2015
Make a dichotomous key for these monsters
AND
Complete (including scientific names) at least three fish from the NYS Fish Lab
If you need the fish pics, they're iin the lab linked above.
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Intro to Taxonomy and dichotomous keys


October 19-20, 2015
Complete the Odd Organism Challenge
AND
Block 1A should complete at least three fish from the NYS Fish Lab

October 13-14, 2015
BE READY FOR THE
EXAM TODAY!

Get review sheets here

There are a wealth of Unit 1 Review Questions on castlelearning.com
Completing them will DEFINITELY help you get ready for the exam

Some More Review Questions (Handed out in class)
Answers to those questions

October 7-8, 2015
Make flash cards for at least 20 terms from the unit so far
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Unit vocabulary
You will be able to use your flash cards on the quiz


October 5-6, 2015
Tools of the Biologist Lab conclusion questions.

October 1-2, 2015
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 (You can make one up be try to be realistic)
-sales pitch? (remember, you're trying to sell the item!)

September 29-30, 2015
Microscopy Lab conclusion questions (both sections).
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Light Microscopy with some Experimental Design questions...


September 25-28, 2015
Complete the Microscope questions on castlelearning.com

September 12-24, 2015
Complete the Find Some Findings assignment.
This can be done on a separate sheet of paper if you don't want to/cant print the sheet.

www.sciencedaily.com is a GREAT resource for this.
Other good resources include:
NBC Science News
Society For Science & The Public

Scientific American
(My endorsement is NOT a reason why it is reliable)

September 18-21, 2015
Complete the Outdoor Science Inquiry you started in class
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Scientific Method and Experimental Design


September 16-17, 2015
Complete the Lollipop hypothesis Lab you started in class

September 11-15, 2015
Complete the What Happened Here? Lab you started in class

September 9-10, 2015
Complete Safety Lab you started in class
AND
Complete the Exactly What Am I In For? sheet you started in class
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Lab safety and the course outline


September 4-8, 2015
Complete the Learning Lab questions and paragraph