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REGENTS BIOLOGY

ABSENCE IS NO EXCUSE!!

Assignments due on...

June 14, 2017 - 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 Regents.
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 Regents Exam.

June 6-7, 2017
Complete the Nutrient Cycling, Etc. assignment on Castlelearning

June 2-5, 2017

Complete the amino acid sequence comparison (test 7) for the Relationships and Biodiversity Lab
Here's an mRNA translator table on wikipedia.org
Weren't in class? Check out these slides and use them to complete the lab.

AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Energy flow through ecosystems


May 31-June 1, 2017
Finish the Energy Pyramid Lab questions
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.

AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
...but it's been a long weekend so it'll be next class.


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

May 25-30, 2017
Complete the Community and Succession assignment on Castlelearning

May 23-24, 2017
Complete the Ecology 1 assignment on Castlelearning

May 19-22, 2017
Complete the Skin Ecology reading and questions.
AND
Complete the Interact! Lab that you had PLENTY of time to complete in class
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Interactions
Be sure to bring those chapter outlines. I will be checking them during the quiz.


May 17-18, 2017
Start working on a chapter outline and vocab list for Chapter 2 in the text book.
You will be able to use it on the next quiz.

May 11-12, 2017
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 9-10, 2017
Read the Gene-Environment Interaction Reading to complete the questions on the accompanying Question Sheet
Please use the reading posted above to answer the questions.

May 5-8, 2017
Complete the DNA Evidence Sheet

May 3-4, 2017
Complete the Famous Mutations Sheet

Block 3A should do the mutations questions on castlelearning instead.

May 1-2, 2017
If you aren't taking Reproduction & Development this quarter, watch the following video.
It should help you review Transcription and Translation.
Feel free to use the Notes Sheet when you watch

AND THEN
Complete the Protein Synthesis Review questions on Castlelearning
Remember. These are going to count so be sure to review the video and material before doing the questions.

April 27-28, 2017
Complete the Sex Linkage Worksheet
AND
You should be ready for a
REQUIZ TODAY
Classical genetics: Mendel, his laws, organization in the nucleus and pedigree analysis.

April 25-26, 2017
Complete the Non-Mendelian Genetics Worksheet we started in class

April 21-24, 2017
Finish the Human Inheritance and Pedigree Analysis Lab
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Classical genetics: Mendel, his laws, organization in the nucleus and pedigree analysis.

April 19-20, 2017
Complete the Intro to Genetics assignment on Castlelearning

April 6-7, 2017
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.

April 4-5, 2017
Finish the conclusion questions for the Reaction Time Lab
AND
Block 4B students should be ready for a couple Free Response exam questions today.

March 31-April 3, 2017
Be ready to share a one-page handout as described in the Disease Catalog Project sheet for a AUTOIMMUNE disease.
Possible diseases include (but are not limited to):
Multiple sclerosis
Type I diabetes (early onset)
Psoriasis
Lupus
Graves' disease
If you want a more complete list of autoimmune diseases (that have some pretty wild names) check out the AARDA's website

March 29-30, 2017
Finish the How Milkmaids Saved Western Civilization activity we started in class.

AND
Complete the Immunity and Vaccines assignment on Castlelearning
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
The Immune System: Three lines of defense, Antigens and antibodies, immunity - passive and active, immunizations,
the role of cell surface molecules, primary and secondary immunity. What is a virus made of?


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

March 27-28, 2017
Complete the Immunology I assignment on Castlelearning

March 23-24, 2017
Be ready to share a one-page handout as described in the Disease Catalog Project sheet for a CIRCULATORY disease.
Possible diseases might be but are not limited to:
myocardial infarction
hypertension
vasculitis
hemophilia
Fe deficiant anemia
Try to avoid doing cancers of the circulatory system

March 21-22, 2017

Heart Anatomy Lab questions.
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Circulatory System.
Arteries, capillaries and veins.I will also give you a picture of a blood smear.
You will have to identify RBCs, WBCs, platelets and plasma and know their basic functions.
Be able to identify the 4 chambers of the heart. I will ask you where blood comes from (body, lungs or other heart chamber)
and where it goes to for two chambers. You will also need to be able to identify a blood vessel of the heart as either an artery or a vein.
You better know those functional units of the lungs and kidneys.


March 17-20, 2017
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.

March 13-16, 2017
Making Connections Lab questions.
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
as well as arteries capillaries and veins


March 8-9, 2017
Create a one-page handout as described in the Disease Catalog Project sheet for an EXCRETORY disease.
Some disease ideas:
Nephritis
Kidney stones
Hepatitis
Urinary tract infection
Dermatitis

March 6-7, 2017
Third Block Class:
Create a one-page handout as described in the Disease Catalog Project sheet for a RESPIRATORY disease.
Possible diseases might be but are not limited to:
emphysema
bronchitis
"black lung"
asthma

Fourth Block Classes:
Lung Capacity Lab questions. They can be answered on the lab itself.

March 2-3, 2017
BOTH CLASSES should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Organization in living things, Digestive and Respiratory systems


AND

Third Block Class:
Lung Capacity Lab questions. They can be answered on the lab itself.

Fourth Block Classes:
Create a one-page handout as described in the Disease Catalog Project sheet for a RESPIRATORY disease.
Possible diseases might be but are not limited to:
emphysema
bronchitis
"black lung"
asthma

February 28-March 1, 2017
Create a one-page handout as described in the Disease Catalog Project sheet for a DIGESTIVE disease.

February 24-27, 2017
Finish the Organization in Living Things worksheet.

February 16-21, 2017
BE READY FOR THE
EXAM TODAY!
Cells and Cellular Processes
Get review sheets here

Review questions have been posted on castlelearning.com already.

February 14-15, 2017
Complete the Cell Respiration and ATP questions on Castlelearning
Any class that didn't finish the notes should finish watching them here:


February 8-13, 2017
Complete the Cells and Energy assignment on Castlelearning

February 6-7, 2017
Conclusion questions from the Death of a Cheesy-Poof Lab.

January 24-27, 2017
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 20-23, 2017
Complete the Part one questions from the Diffusion Through A Membrane Lab

January 18-19, 2017
Complete the Fake Sweet reading and questions

January 11-12, 2017
Conclusion questions from We Are Not Plants Lab
AND
Complete Nutrition Concept Map
AND
be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Cell theory, organelles and the difference between plant and animal cells


January 9-10, 2017
Finish the Organelle Coloring Sheets we started in class.
Do both the coloring and answer the questions.
AND
Continue working on the Nutrition Concept Map (Task #2 of the Nutrition Project)

January 5-6, 2017
Rough Draft of Nutrition Concept Map

December 21-22, 2016
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

December 19-20, 2016
Complete Salivary Amylase Lab

December 15-16, 2016
Complete the Biochemistry Notes Sheets
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Macronutrients and their subunits

You will be able to use your chapter 6 vocab list and outline on the quiz.
The quiz will cover the 4th section of Chapter 6.

December 13-14, 2016
Task #1 of Macronutrient Project
AND
Complete the Chemistry of Lipids and Proteins 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.

The lab is Extra Credit for the III and IVA students that complete it.

December 8-9, 2016
Complete the Lipids and proteins assignment on Castlelearning

December 6-7 , 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.

The lab is Extra Credit for the IVB students that complete it.
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Acids, Bases, Polymers and Carbohydrates

You will be able to use your chapter 6 vocab list and outline on the quiz.
The quiz will cover the 2nd and 3rd sections of Chapter 6.

December 1-5, 2016
Finish the Adventures in pH Lab

November 29-30, 2016
Continue working on your chapter 6 vocab list and outline.

November 22-28, 2016
Finish the Molecular Models Lab
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Intro to Biochemistry

You will be able to use your chapter 6 vocab list and outline on the quiz.
The quiz will cover the first section of Chapter 6.

November 18-21, 2016
Intro to Chemistry questions sheet
AND
Working on a Chapter 6 Outline and Vocab list.

November 14-15, 2016
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 9-10, 2016
Classes 3A and 4A: Complete the Making Cladograms sheet we started in class.
Class 4B: Complete the Speciation questions on castlelearning.com

November 2-3, 2016
Complete the Beaks of Finches Lab
Be ready for the
QUIZ TODAY
Darwinian Evolution


October 31-November 1, 2016
Complete the Natural Selection assignment on Castlelearning

October 27-28, 2016
Complete the Evidence of Evolution Lab

October 25-26, 2016
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
AND
Classification questions on castlelearning.com
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Taxonomy



October 21-24, 2016
Key out the sharks in the Shark and Monster Keys Lab (You had quite a bit of time for this in class)
AND
Block 4A and 4B: Complete the Five Kingdoms Questions sheet

Quiz NEXT class.

October 19-20, 2016
Finish Classification By Morphology Lab and conclusion questions.

October 13-14, 2016
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 (to print out)
Answers to those questions

October 7-11, 2016
Complete the Life Process/Scientific Method Review questions on castlelearning.com

October 5-6, 2016
Tools of the Biologist Lab conclusion questions.

September 30-October 4, 2016
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 28-29, 2016
Magazines and Threads Lab conclusion questions.
AND
Be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Light Microscopy with some Experimental Design questions...


September 26-27, 2016
Letter "e" Lab conclusion questions.
AND
Complete the Microscope questions on castlelearning.com

September 22-23, 2016
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 20-21, 2016
Complete the Experimental Design Questions you started in class
AND
Complete Experimental Design 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!

AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Scientific Method and Experimental Design


September 16-19, 2016
Complete the Lollipop hypothesis Lab you started in class

September 14-15, 2016
Complete the What Happened Here? Lab you started in class.

Some I deas for the research question on the back of the lab include (but are not limited to):
Phlogiston
Phrenology
Martian Canals
Cold fusion
Autism and vaccine link
4th block classes have to do the Research Question and get extra credit for choosing a disproven theory no other student chooses.

September 12-13, 2016
Complete Safety Lab you started in class
AND
You should be ready for a
QUIZ TODAY
Lab safety and the course outline


Use this Exactly What Am I In For? sheet as a study guide

September 8-9, 2016
Complete the "Going Further" section of the Learning Lab.