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REGENTS BIOLOGY

ABSENCE IS NO EXCUSE!!

Assignments due on...


June 16, 2015 - 11:00 am
The Living Environment Regents Exam
(Regents Exam Schedule here)


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 11-12, 2015
Ecology questions on castlelearning
(Doing the Regents review questions on ecology will not get you credit for this assignment.)

June 9-10, 2015
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


Still need to complete the simulated gel electrophoresis test?
Here're the genes you'll need.


Weren't in class? Check out these slides and use them to complete the lab.


June 8, 2015 (B day)
Energy Flow Questions on castlelearning
AND
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

June 4, 2015 (B day)
Complete the Interact! Lab
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Interactions
Completing a vocab list will definitely help


June 3, 2015 (A day)
Energy Flow Questions on castlelearning
AND
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

June 1, 2015 (A day)
Complete the Interact! Lab
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Interactions
Completing a vocab list will definitely help


May 28-29, 2015
Complete the Skin Ecology reading and questions.

May 21-22, 2015
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 19-20, 2015
Complete the Protein Synthesis questions on castlelearning

May 15-18, 2015
Complete the Sex Linked Questions Sheet

May 13-14, 2015
Vocab list/Flashcards for genetics unit.
At least twenty terms defined in five words or less
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Complex patterns of inheritance: co- and incomplete dominance, multiple alleles, gene linkage.

May 8-11, 2015
Complete the Non-Mendelian Genetics Worksheet we started in class

May 5-6, 2015
Finish the Human Inheritance and Pedigree Analysis Lab
AND
You should be ready for a
REQUIZ TODAY
Classical genetics: Mendel, his laws, organization in the nucleus and pedigree analysis.

May 1-4, 2015
Finish the Probability and Mendelian Genetics Lab

April 29-30, 2015
Finish the Punnet Square Worksheet we started in class
AND
Complete the Intro to Genetics questions on castlelearning
(B-day classes, I forgot to tell you about these in class.
Do them to help prepare for the quiz.)
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Classical genetics: Mendel and his laws and organization in the nucleus.

April 27-28, 2015
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
Work on those TEST CORRECTIONS!
(If you chose to do them)
Refer to the Test Corrections sheet for how to complete the corrections to get half credit back

April 21-22, 2015
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.

April 17-20, 2015
Complete Regulation Questions on Castlelearning
AND
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 16, 2015
Complete the Reaction Time Lab
AND
Complete Nervous System Questions on Castlelearning

April 15, 2015
Complete Nervous System Questions on Castlelearning

April 13-14, 2015
Finish the How Milkmaids Saved Western Civilization activity.
Need some Graph Paper?

April 9-10, 2015
Finish questions from the Blood Typing Lab
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Immune system: Lines of Defense, antigens/antibodies, and ABO blood typing
I'll probably have some review stuff from this unit on there.
check over old quizzes.

AND
Complete "Blood Typing" questions assigned on castlelearning

April 7-8, 2015
Making Connections Lab questions.

March 27-April 6, 2015
Be ready to share Autoimmune disease research.
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

March 25-26, 2015
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
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Excretory system: Know an example organ, a disease, the nephron and urea
Circulatory system: Open vs. closed, arteries, capillaries, veins and parts of blood.


March 23-24, 2015
Complete the Blood Vessels Worksheet you started in class

Block 4A: Be prepared to share your excretory disease info
we didn't get a chance to share due to the early release last A day

March 18-20, 2015
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)

Block 1A: Due to the recent tragedy, we did not cover new material in class.
Please, take a few minutes to watch the notescast on the
class notes page and take the notes on the linked notes sheet.
Be sure to do the excretory disease research as well.


March 16-17, 2015
Lung Capacity Lab questions. They can be answered on the lab itself.

March 12-13, 2015
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)

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
Respiratory system: Be able to identify example organs and their function,
site of actual gas exchange, a disease,
difference/connection between aerobic cellular respiration and breathing


March 10-11, 2015
Block 1A: Complete the Digestive System Diagram Worksheet.
Number the diagram yourself and then complete the table of names and functions.
Blocks 4A and 2B: Gather info on two digestive diseases on the Digestive Disease Organizer sheet
AND
Work on those TEST CORRECTIONS!
(If you chose to do them)
Refer to the Test Corrections sheet for how to complete the corrections to get half credit back

March 6-9, 2015
Finish the Organization in Living Things worksheet we started in class

March 2-3, 2015
BE READY FOR THE
EXAM TODAY!
Cells and Cellular Processes
Get review sheets here

Review questions have been posted on castlelearning.com already.



February 26-27, 2015
Chapter outline and vocab list from Chapter 8 in your text book.
You can skim over pp 223-227. That's more detail on photosynthesis than we will go into.
AND
QUIZ TODAY
Cellular respiration and photosynthesis
You will be able to use the outline and vocab list on this.

February 24-25, 2015
Conclusion questions from the Death of a Cheesy-Poof Lab.
AND
Continue working on a chapter outline and vocab list from Chapter 8 in your text book.
You can skim over pp 223-227. That's more detail on photosynthesis than we will go into.
You will be able to use these outlines and vocab lists on the next assessment.
AND
Students who missed question #5 on the Osmosis and diffusion "quiz" last class
need to complete the Osmosis Worksheet.
If you can't remember if you got it wrong, do the assignment anyway.)

Watch this NotesCast for some review


The same Osmosis Notes on youtube

February 20-23, 2015
Transport questions on castlelearning.com
AND
Complete the Cell Phones and Cell Cycles Sheet we started in class.
Refer to chapter 8 for info on ATP to complete the questions.
AND
Continue working on a chapter outline and vocab list from Chapter 8 in your text book.
You can skim over pp 223-227. That's more detail on photosynthesis than we will go into.
You will be able to use these outlines and vocab lists on the next assessment.

February 18-19, 2015
Create a chapter outline and vocab list from pages 203-207 in your text book
AND
Start working on a chapter outline and vocab list from Chapter 8 in your text book.
You can skim over pp 223-227. That's more detail on photosynthesis than we will go into.
You will be able to use these outlines and vocab lists on the next quiz.

February 12-17, 2015
Complete the Diffusion Through A Membrane Lab
Block 4A did not get to the second part of the lab. Complete the castlelearning questions on diffusion
AND
QUIZ TODAY
Cell membranes and diffusion

February 10-11, 2015
Complete the Part one questions of the Diffusion Through A Membrane Lab

February 5-6, 2015
Cell Membrane Structure questions on castlelearning.com

February 2, 2015 B-Day
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 29, 2015 A-Day
BE READY FOR PART 2 OF THE
MIDTERM EXAM TODAY!

January 23-24, 2015
BE READY FOR THE
MIDTERM EXAM TODAY!

January 21-22, 2015
Complete the Fake Sweet reading and questions we started (and most completed) in class
AND
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 15-16, 2015
Chapter vocab list; pp182-200 - Can be done as flash cards
AND
Use those flashcards to help you
be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Cell theory, organelles and the difference between plant and animal cells


January 13-14, 2015
Task #3 of Nutrition Project
AND
Due to the snow day madness, there will be no
QUIZ TODAY
It will be next class, however.


January 7-8, 2015
Final draft: Task #2 of Nutrition Project

December 18-19, 2014
First draft: Task #2 of Nutrition Project
AND
BE READY FOR THE
EXAM TODAY!
Biochemistry
Get review sheets here

December 16-17, 2014
Complete Salivary Amylase Lab

December 12-15, 2014
Complete Enzymes and Proteins questions on castlelearning
AND
QUIZ TODAY
Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins including enzymes

December 10-11, 2014
Complete the Chemistry of Lipids and Proteins Lab

December 5-8, 2014
Task #1 of Macronutrient Project

December 3-4, 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.

AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Intro to Chemistry and Carbohydrates


December 1-2, 2014
Finish the Adventures in pH Lab

November 20-21, 2014
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 18-19, 2014
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 14-17, 2014
Complete the Venn Diagram for the organisms on the back of the Making Cladograms sheet we started in class.
Define the four terms on the front of the sheet as well.
We'll do the cladogram in class

November 12-13, 2014
Complete the "Speciation" assignment on Castlelearning
Students, especially IIB class, will want to watch the notescast also viewable on the notes page
before doing the castlelearning questions.

November 7-10, 2014
Complete the Beaks of Finches Lab
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Evidence of Evolution Natural Selection


November 5-6, 2014
Complete the examples from the lab of vocab terms on page 6 of
the Beaks of Finches Lab

November 3-4, 2014
Complete the assignment on Castlelearning

A-day: "Intro to Natural Selection
B-day: "Evidence of evolution and binomial nomenclature
AND
(B-day students) Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Binomial Nomenclature and the "Five" Kingdoms



October 30-31, 2014
Complete the Evidence of Evolution Lab

October 28, 2014
Complete the "Evidence of Evolution and Binomial Nomenclature" assignment on Castlelearning
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Binomial Nomenclature and the "Five" Kingdoms


October 24-27, 2014
Complete the Odd Organism Challenge

October 22-23, 2014
Complete the Monster Key and 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 20-21, 2014
Key out the sharks and make a key for the monters in the Shark and Monster Keys Lab (You had quite a bit of time for this in class)
AND
Chapter 17 outline and vocab list (first section covered on the quiz)
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Intro to Taxonomy and dichotomous keys


October 16-17, 2014
A day classes: Finish Classification By Morphology Lab conclusion questions.
AND
Working on a chapter 17 outline and vocab list (Due 10/20-21)


October 8-9, 2014
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

October 6-7, 2014
Tools of the Biologist Lab conclusion questions.

October 2, 2014
Block 1: Complete the "Tools and Other Questions" assignment on Castlelearning

Block 4: Watch the Tools of the Biologist Notescast posted on the Classnotes Page and
Fill in the Tools Notes Sheet

October 1, 2014
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Light Microscopy with some Experimental Design questions...


September 30, 2014
Magazines and Thread Lab conclusion questions.
AND
4th block should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Light Microscopy with some Experimental Design questions...


September 26-29, 2013
Letter "e" Lab conclusion questions.
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Light Microscopy with some Experimental Design questions...


September 23-24, 2014
Complete the Variables Worksheet

September 19-22, 2014
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)

AND on Monday the 22nd
QUIZ TODAY ('cuz we didn't have it last class)
Life processes, scientific method and experimental design.


September 17-18, 2014
Complete the first section of the Variable Work sheet and Experimental Design Practice Question
AND
Chapter 1 outline and vocab list (pgs 10-21 covered on the quiz)
AND
QUIZ TODAY
Life processes, scientific method and experimental design.


September 16, 2014
Working on a chapter 1 outline and vocab list (Due 9/18)

September 15, 2014
Complete the Lollipop Lab
AND
Working on a chapter 1 outline and vocab list (Due 9/17)

September 11-12, 2014
Complete Observation vs. Inference, Qualititative vs. Quantitative Worksheet.
AND
Working on a chapter 1 outline and vocab list (Due 9/17-18)

September 9-10, 2014
Complete Safety Lab
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Lab safety and the course outline


September 5-8, 2014
Complete the Exactly What Am I In For? sheet you started in class