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Regents Biology

Being in class AND taking good notes are the two of the most important ways to succeed in school. If you missed class or just want to see the PowerPoints and/or other class notes, I have put them here by date for your viewing pleasure.  But remember....

"Ain't nothin' like the real thing, baby"

Viewing Tip #1:
Many of the files available for download are in .pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader
If you don't have Adobe, you can get it at
(It's free and very useful to have!)
Viewing Tip #2:
If you are having trouble viewing the PowerPoint notes links (i.e. you are using an Apple)
try downloading the files from the ".ppt" links and
view them with Microsoft PowerPoint on your computer.
Viewing Tip #3:
If you click on a link and you get a screen full of nonsense/code (non-biological nonsense, that is), try using MS Internet Explorer or accessing the website via the Terminal Server. See Mrs. Valk if you don't know how to do this.  Firefox doesn't allow you to view some types of webpages.

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

June 1-6, 2016
Human Ecology  (.ppt file)
Human Ecology Notes Sheet (Blank)

May 25-31, 2016
Nutrient Cycling Notes    (.ppt file)
Nutrient Cycling Notes Sheet (blank)

May 18-19, 2016
Building a Biomass Pyramid Sheet

May 12-17, 2016
Ecological Interrelationships   (PowerPoint)

Ecological Interrelationships Notes Sheet
Interact! Lab

May 12-13, 2016
Intro to Ecology Notes Sheet  (Blank)
Intro to Ecology Notes completed

April 26-27, 2016
Applied Genetics   (PowerPoint)

Applied Genetics Notes Sheet

April 21-25, 2016
Sex Linkage Practice A
Sex Linkage Practice B

April 19-20, 2016
Chromosomes and Linkage   (PowerPoint)

Chromosomes and Linkage Notes Sheet

April 13-14, 2016
Beyond Mendelian Genetics Notes   (PowerPoint)

Beyond Mendel Notes Sheet
Non-Mendelian Genetics Worksheet

April 11-12, 2016
Human Inheritance and Pedigree Analysis Lab
Pedigree symbols
A good genetics review site

Complex Inheritance Worksheet

April 7-8, 2016
Probability and Mendelian Genetics Lab

Punnet Square Worksheet

April 5-6, 2016
Intro to Genetics Notes  (.ppt)

Intro to Genetics Notes Sheet

March 17-18, 2016
Endocrine System Notes   (.ppt)

Endocrine Glands Notes Sheet

March 15-16, 2016
Regulation and The Neuron Notes     (.ppt)

Regulation and the Neuron Notes Sheet
Reaction Time Lab

March 11-14, 2016
Immunology II Notes   (.ppt)

Immunology II Notes Sheet (Blank)
How Milkmaids Saved Western Civilization Activity

March 7-10, 2016
Lines of Defense Notes  (.ppt)

Lines Of Defense Notesheet
Fighting the Flu Movie Notesheet (Blank)
Fighting the Flu Notesheet (completed)
Autoimmune Disease Organizer
A good description of the immune response:

March 3-4, 2016
Heart Notes    (.ppt)

Circulatory Disease Organizer

March 1-2, 2016
Making Connections Lab

February 26-29, 2016
Blood: The Liquid Organ Notes    (.ppt)

Components of Blood Notes Sheet
Observing Blood Cells Lab

February 24-25, 2016
Circulatory Plumbing Notes     (.ppt)

Introduction to Circulation Notes Sheet

February 22-23, 2016
Excretory System Notes   (.ppt)

Blank Notes Sheet
Blank Macromolecule Metabolism Sheets
Exchange Systems Questions Sheet
Excretory Disease Organizer

February 18-19, 2016
Lung Capacity Lab
Gas Exchange Regents Review Questions
Review Material Posted at Review Page
(Make sure you check the review sheets for more review questions from each unit!)

February 11-17, 2016
Respiratory Organs diagram (Unlabelled)
Respiratory System Notes (PowerPoint)     (.ppt)

Respiratory Disease Organizer

February 9-10, 2016
Digestive Organ Organizer
Digestive System Notes    (.ppt)

February 5-8, 2016
Organ System Overview Handout
Organization In Living Things Notes    (.ppt)

January 28-29, 2016
Cellular Respiration Notes (from the board)

ATP Notes (from the board)
Cell Phones and Cell Cycles Worksheet

Jeopardy! Review
(This is a PowerPoint. Mac users can try opening it with google docs)
Cellular Respiration Movie
This is a .wmv file that seems to need a relatively new version of windows.
Tucker Stern editted out the material we didn't need.

January 14-20, 2016
Death of a Cheesy-Poof Lab
Energy Notes Sheet

Energy Notes  (.ppt)

January 8-14, 2016
Diffusion Across A Membrane Lab

January 6-13, 2016
Transport Notes  (.ppt)

Cellular Transport Notes Sheet (w/ blanks)
If you are Using the notes sheet packet I handed out in class,
you will want this sheet that didn't make it into the packet.
Use it when I start talking about osmosis.

January 4-5, 2016
Cell Membrane Video (
Cell/Plasma Membrane Structure and Function Notes  (.ppt)
Use the notes to fill out the sheets below
Cell/Plasma Membrane Notes Sheet (blank)

December 22-23, 2015
We Are Not Plants Lab
Plant and Animal Cell diagram

December 18-21, 2015
Organelle Notes

Organelle Notesheet (blank)
Organelle Notesheet (filled in)

December 16-17, 2015
Cell Theory Notes

Class' Cell Theory Worksheet

December 8-9, 2015
Toothpickase Lab
Enzyme Reaction Rate Notes
How to make a good graph (and get all of the points)    (.ppt)
Graph Paper

December 4-7, 2015
Enzyme Notes
Blank Enzyme Notes Sheet
Salivary Amylase Lab

December 2-3, 2015
Protein Notes
Blank Protein Notes Sheet
Concept Maps Notes
University of Delaware Concept Map Page
Nutrition Project Overview

November 23-December 1, 2015
Lipid and Protein Chemistry Notes    (.pptx)
Protein and Lipids Notes Sheet (Blank)
Chemistry of Lipids and Proteins Lab

November 19-20, 2015
Polymer Chemistry Notes Sheet

Chemistry of Carbohydrates Lab

November 17-18, 2015
Adventures in pH Lab

Of Bonds and Bases    (.ppt file)

November 13-16, 2015
Intro to Chemistry Questions
Basic Chemistry Notes
Basic Chemistry Notes (completed)

November 6-9, 2015
Making A Cladogram
Cladograms Handout
Pictures of Evolution    (.ppt file)
Lamarck - Famous "Wrong" Guy    (.ppt file)

November 4-5, 2015
Walking With Cavemen Movie

November 2-3, 2015
Beaks of Finches Lab

October 27-28, 2015
Modern Evolution Notes Sheet(.pdf) BLANK

Modern Evolution Notes    (.ppt file)

October 23-26, 2015
Evidence of Evolution Notes (.pdf)

Evidence of Evolution Lab

October 21-22, 2015
The Three Domains - Blank
The Three Domains - Completed
Binomial Nomenclature Notes    (.ppt file)
Monster Naming Sheet
Latin and Greek Roots and Combining forms

October 19-20, 2015
Dichotomous Keys Notes

Key to NYS Fish Lab

October 15-16, 2015
Intro to Taxonomy notes    (.ppt file)

NY Fish Key Lab

October 7-8, 2015
Some More Review Questions (Handed out in class)
Answers to those questions

October 5-6, 2015
Mr. U's Life Processes Web Notes     (.ppt)

Alive! sheet

Life Processes Practice
Life Processes Practice Key

September 29-30, 2015
Tools of the Biologist Notes     (.ppt)

Tools of the Biologist Notes Sheet

September 26-28, 2015
More On Microscope Notes   (.ppt)

Blank Microscope Diagram
(Fill it out using the Microscope Notes)

September 18-21, 2015
Find Some Findings

September 16-17, 2015
Outdoor Science Inquiry
Experimental Design and Variables Notes

Controls and Variable Notes Sheet

September 11-15, 2015
Scientific Method Web Notes     (.ppt)

Lollipop Lab

September 9-10, 2015
What is Science? Notes
Observation Vs. Inference Notes

What Happened Here? Lab

September 4-8, 2015
Safety Lab
Exactly What Am I In For? Sheet

September 2-3, 2015
Course Outline
Learning Lab