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Welcome to Mr. Conner's Biology I Class!

 

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Here is a list of topics that we will be covering.   PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE COURSE.  THE STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW PAST INFORMATION FOR UPCOMING TESTS.  If the student is having problems with a topic, the student needs to get an Impact pass and come to "study hall" Tuesday-Friday.
 
             
Are you using the textbook and the workbook as additional sources to work on these assignments?
Are you using YouTube videos (specifically the Amoeba Sisters)?      
Still have questions or problems or need help, get a pass for study hall...Impact Tuesday - Friday.
                   
Semester 1                
  BIOTIC VS. ABIOTIC            
  6 CHARACTERISTICS OF ALL LIVING THINGS        
  SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY            
    Tools              
    Measurements            
    Accuracy vs. Precision          
  SCIENTIFIC METHOD            
    Steps of the Scientific Method          
    Controlled Experiment with Hypothesis        
    Dependent vs. Independent Variables        
    Engineering Design and Prototype        
  LAB SAFETY              
    General Rules and Video          
    Microscope            
    Lab Equipment            
  GRAPH INTERPRETATION            
    General Graph Reading and Interpretation      
    Line Graph            
    Bar Graph             
    Pie Chart              
  BIO/MACROMOLECULES            
  (Need to know for all: elements, subunits, examples, indicator, positive test result, functions, etc.)
    General Periodical Table Lesson        
    Simple and Complex Carbohydrates        
    Lipids              
    Proteins              
    Nucleic Acids            
    Identify the Chemical Structure of Biomolecules      
  ENZYMES              
    General Facts and Functions          
    Energy of Activation Chart          
    Enzyme - Substrate Complex          
    Denaturing of Enzymes          
  ECOLOGY              
    Land Biomes            
    Water Biomes (see Land Biomes)        
    Food Chains/Food Webs          
    Symbiotic Relationships          
    Energy Pyramid            
    Population Curves            
    Population Determinants and Changes        
    Biomagnification            
    Human Effects on Populations          
    Primary and Secondary Succession        
    Biogeochemical Cycles          
            Carbon-Oxygen, Water, Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycles (see Cycles-2 pages)
  HOMEOSTASIS              
  CELLS                
    Cell Membrane            
    Cells              
    Cell Type (Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic)        
    Cell Structures and their Functions        
    Cell Examples (Labeling and Identifying Structures)      
    Transport Mechanisms (Passive and Active)      
    Transport Mechanisms Diagrams        
    Tonicity (Hypertonic, Isotonic and Hypotonic)      
    Bacteria and Viruses          
  CELL CYCLE               
    Cell Cycle - Mitosis             
  (know each stage's facts, timing, DNA name, nuclear membrane, centrioles and spider fibers, etc.)  
    Cell Cycle - Mitosis Diagrams          
  PHOTOSYNTHESIS            
    Light and Dark Reactions           
    Energy Transformation          
  ATP PRIMER              
    Basics of AMP, ADP and ATP          
  CELLULAR RESPIRATION            
    Number of ATP produced at specific sites        
    Fermentation and Anaerobic Respiration        
    Cellular Respiration and Aerobic Respiration      
  INTERACTION OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND CELLULAR RESPIRATION AS A CYCLE
  CELL CYCLE               
    Cell Cycle - Meiosis            
    Laws of Segregation and Independent Assortment      
  (know each stage's facts, timing, DNA name, nuclear membrane, centrioles and spider fibers, etc.)  
    Synapsis and Crossing-over contribution to Genetic Diversity    
  COPMPARISON OF MITOSIS TO MEIOSIS        
Semester 2                
  GENETICS - Mendelian            
    Dominant vs. recessive          
    Genotype vs. Phenotype          
    Homologous vs. Heterologous          
    Monohybrid Punnet Squares          
    Dihybrid Punnett Squares          
  GENETICS - Non-Mendelian            
    Incomplete Dominance (see Dominance Summary)      
    Co-Dominance  (see Dominance Summary)      
    Multiple Alleles            
    ABO Blood Types/Groups (see Dominance Summary)    
    Polygenic Traits            
    Sex-linked Traits            
    Pedigree Introduction          
    Autosomal vs. Sex-Linked          
    Reading Pedigrees to determine Inheritance Patterns    
  PROTEIN SYNTHESIS            
  (know each stage's purpose, goal, site, bonds involved, nucleotides, strands, timing, facts, etc.)  
    Nucleic Acids Revisited (also see Biomolecules)      
    DNA vs. RNA            
    Chargaff's Rule on Base Pairing        
    DNA Replication            
    Protein Synthesis - Transcription        
    Protein Synthesis - Translation          
    Protein Synthesis Diagrams          
    Mutations            
    DNA Fingerprinting and Diagrams        
    Karyotype and Diagrams          
                      Genetic Engineering            
    DNA Extraction and Modification        
    Cloning and Transformation          
  EVOLUTION (as a method of biological change, not as a theory…blind cave fish example)
    Early Researchers            
    Charles Darwin            
    Divergent vs. Convergent Evolution        
    Analogous vs. Homologous Structures        
    Types of Specie Isolation          
    Natural Selection Patterns          
    Levels of Classification          
    Levels of Fossil Stratification          
    Symmetry