WHEEL Biology 2011-2012

Week September 1 Topic(s) Scientific Investigation Unit  Scientific Method  Semmelweis, Redi, Pasteur  Designing An Experiment  Independent/Dependent Variable  Accept or Reject Hypothesis  Review Scientific Investigation Unit Laboratory Skills Unit  Data Tables  Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Circle Graphs  Air Plane LAB  Tools Used In Science  Microscope LAB  Review Laboratory Skills Unit Biochemistry Unit  Characteristics of Life  Macromolecules  Enzymes  pH Lab  Acid Precipitation  Water Chemistry  Water Chemistry LAB  Review Biochemistry Unit Cell Structure and Function Unit  Cell Theory  Prokaryotic versus Eukaryotic Cells  Animal versus Plant Cells  Functions of Organelles  Cell Membrane  Diffusion Lab  Osmosis  Passive/Active Transport  Review Cell Structure and Function Unit 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. Homework Read pages 9-16 in textbook Complete questions 6-10 on page 35 Scientific Method handouts Proposal for at-home experiment IV/D Variables handouts

September 8

September 15

1. Scientific Investigation TEST 2. Begin at-home experiment 3. Graphing worksheets

September 29 October 6

1. 2. 1. 2. 3.

Complete at-home experiment Proper Lab Report—typed Laboratory Skills TEST Read pages 1-9 and 142-156 in textbook Bring in assigned item for pH lab

October 13

1. Complete Enzyme Lab page 152 in textbook 2. Proper Lab Report—typed 1. Read pages 133-134 in textbook 2. Biochemistry TEST 1. Cell worksheets 2. Read pages 18-20 in textbook

October 20

November 3

November 10 November 17

1. 2. 1. 2.

Cellular Writing Assignment –typed Read pages 164-181 in textbook Complete Osmosis Lab page 135 in textbook Read pages 135-138 in textbook

December 1

1. Cell Structure and Function TEST 2. Stages of Mitosis Handout

Cell Division Unit  Cell Cycle Book December 8   Mitosis versus Meiosis Mitosis LAB

3. Read pages 205-210 in textbook

December 15 January 5

January 12

 Gametogensis  Review Cell Division Unit Genetics Unit  Human Characteristics  Offspring LAB  Gregor Mendel  Monohybrid Punnett Squares      Incomplete Dominance Codominance Dihybrid Punnett Squares Pedigrees Sex-Linked Traits

1. Read pages 211-218 in textbook 2. Questions 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 17, 20 pages 225-226 in textbook 1. Cell Division TEST 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. Genetics handouts Research genetic disorder PowerPoint Read pages 252-255 in textbook Monohybrid Punnett Squares Read pages 227-238 in textbook Continue on Genetic Disorder PowerPoint Punnett Square handouts Read pages 250-252 in textbook Continue on Genetic Disorder PowerPoint Punnett Square handouts Pedigree handouts Read pages 238-242 and 247-249 in textbook Complete Genetic Disorder PowerPoint Genetics TEST

January 19

February 2

February 9 February 16

March 1

March 8 March 15

 Review Genetics Unit  Present Genetic Disorder PowerPoint to class DNA/RNA Unit  History of DNA  DNA Structure  DNA Extraction LAB  DNA Replication  DNA versus RNA  Protein Synthesis (Transcription)  Protein Synthesis (Transcription)  Protein Synthesis (Translation)  Review DNA/RNA Unit Natural Selection Unit  Adaptations  Charles Darwin  Adaptation LAB  Theories of Evolution (Darwin/Lamarck)  Microevolution versus Macroevolution

1. DNA Replication handouts 2. Read pages 198-200 in textbook 1. 2. 1. 2. Protein Synthesis handouts Read pages 201-205 in textbook DNA /RNA Unit TEST Read pages 261-269 in textbook

April 29

1. Read pages 267-294 in textbook 2. Questions 7,8,9,10, 15 on pages 297-298 in textbook 3.

April 5

April 12 April 19

 Review Natural Selection Unit Ecology Unit  Biomes  Symbiotic Relationships  Food Chains/Food Webs  Owl Pellet Dissection LAB  Taxonomy  Review Ecology Unit Extra Days, if needed.

1. Natural Selection Unit TEST 2. Ecology Handouts 3. Read pages 299-300, 305-309 in textbook Read pages 301-305 in textbook Ecology TEST

May 3, 10, 17

This is a tentative class schedule, which is subject to change throughout the year. I have left 3 class periods open, in case we need to spend more time on a topic, get behind on the schedule, or in case we have a snow day. If we do not use the extra days, we will have time to do several more in-class experiments (additional cost). This will be a graded class; therefore, students will be expected to complete all assignments. Tests will be taken at home (closed-book and supervised by an adult), then brought back to me to grade. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thanks!

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