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Welcome to Mr. Conner's Biology I Class!

COVID-19 LESSON PLAN FOR BIOLOGY I

 

NEW:  THIS SINGLE LINK CONTAINS THE WEBQUESTS FOR ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES FOR EASIER PRINTING. 


Video on COVID-19 for all students.
Amoeba Sisters Speed Draw 3: Social Distancing During COVID-19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL9iPii0x0g
To Do: List the steps to help decrease the spread of COVID-19.

Video on the Immune System available for those wanting to know more.
Amoeba Sisters Immune System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSEFXl2XQpc
To Do: List and describe five of the six different types of White Blood Cells (Leukocytes).

 

 

 

Students and Parents: These are the suggested exercises for you to work on. The county website has the following guideline (Click the link below).

https://www.rcschools.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=525032&type=d&pREC_ID=1864953

 

To ensure that the student comprehends the above exercise(s) as recommended by the County, I will be looking mostly at the WebQuest(s) below.

BHS BIOLOGY TOPIC FOR 4/6-4/10 -PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND CELLULAR RESPIRATION
Intro Video: Photosynthesis and the Teeny Tiny Pigment Pancakes https://youtu.be/uixA8ZXx0KU
Intro Video: Cellular Respiration and the Mighty Mitochondria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Eo7JtRA7lg
Intro Video: What is ATP? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23ZzI6WZS28
To Do: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration WebQuest
https://phs.sumnerschools.org/images/2016_PDFs/Tomlinson/Photosynthesis-Webquest-Use.pdf
Note: The Link to Number Four may not work on your computer/phone. Return to it after you finish the WebQuest

 

 

BHS BIOLOGY TOPIC FOR 4/13-4/17 - MITOSIS AND MEIOSIS
Intro Video: Mitosis: The Amazing Cell Process that Uses Division to Multiply! (Updated) https://youtu.be/f-ldPgEfAHI
To Do: Mitosis Web Quest
http://ths.sharpschool.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_891766/File/Science/KSimon/Mitosis%20Web%20Quest.pdf
Intro Video: Meiosis (Updated) https://youtu.be/VzDMG7ke69g
To Do: Mitosis & Meiosis Web Quest (Pages 1 and 2)
https://www.lcboe.net/userfiles/1163/Classes/33035//userfiles/1163/my%20files/meiosis%20webquest%20gen.pdf?id=554946
Intro Video: Mitosis vs. Meiosis: Side by Side Comparison https://youtu.be/zrKdz93WlVk
To Do: Mitosis & Meiosis Web Quest (Page 3)
https://www.lcboe.net/userfiles/1163/Classes/33035//userfiles/1163/my%20files/meiosis%20webquest%20gen.pdf?id=554946
Intro Video: The Cell Cycle (and cancer) [Updated] https://youtu.be/QVCjdNxJreE

 

BHS BIOLOGY TOPIC 4/20-4/24 - PROTEIN SYNTHESIS
Intro Video: Amoeba Sisters DNA vs RNA (Updated) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQByjprj_mA
Intro Video: Amoeba Sisters DNA Replication (Updated) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqe4thU-os8
Intro Video: Amoeba Sisters Protein Synthesis (Updated) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oefAI2x2CQM
To Do: Introduction to Protein Synthesis WebQuest
https://www.commackschools.org/Downloads/IntrotoProteinSynthesisWebquest2.pdf
Intro Video: Amoeba Sisters Mutations (Updated) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl6Vlf2thvI
To Do: DNA and Mutation WebQuest
https://www.sd308.org/cms/lib8/IL01906463/Centricity/Domain/2234/Genetics%20mutation%20webquest.pdf

 

 

BHS BIOLOGY TOPIC 4/27-5/1 - CLASSIFICATION, EVOLUTION, GENETICS, 

 

Individual Learning Module on above Topics (Click Here)  

Note: The above document may download before it can be open.  Check you downloads bar at the bottom of the page or the download folder.

 

 

BHS BIOLOGY TOPIC 5/4-5/8 - CLASSIFICATION, EVOLUTION, GENETICS, 

 

Individual Learning Module on above Topics (Click Here)  

Note: The above document may download before it can be open.  Check you downloads bar at the bottom of the page or the download folder.

Mission 1:

Mission 2:

 

 

BHS BIOLOGY TOPIC 5/11-5/15 - CLASSIFICATION, EVOLUTION, GENETICS, 

 

Individual Learning Module on above Topics (Click Here)  

Note: The above document may download before it can be open.  Check you downloads bar at the bottom of the page or the download folder.

Mission 3:

Mission 4:

 

Additional Missions for Extra Work

Mission 5:

Mission 6:

 

 

ADDITIONAL TOPICS. The topics below can be used for Credit Recovery, Grade Recovery, as additional support exercises to support the County exercises for Weeks 4/13 OR 4/20, etc. Contact your Teacher for individual information or questions.

 

BHS BIOLOGY TOPIC - CELL MEMBRANE TRANSPORT AND TONICITY
Intro Video: Amoeba Sisters Diffusion
Intro Video: Amoeba Sisters Cell Transport https://youtu.be/Ptmlvtei8hw
Intro Video: Amoeba Sisters Hypertonic, Hypotonic and Isotonic Solutions! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMa9MzP19zI
To Do: Cell Membrane and Cell Transport WebQuest
https://1.cdn.edl.io/O4fduxHpfe4hvg0Pcq2t0bBRxx6flgOvFupOLPaibnBATifr.pdf

 

 

 

 

BHS BIOLOGY TOPIC - GENETICS AND PEDIGREES
Intro Video: Amoeba Sisters DNA, Chromosomes, Genes, and Traits: An Intro to Heredity https://youtu.be/8m6hHRlKwxY
Intro Video: Multiple Alleles (ABO Blood Types) and Punnett Squares https://youtu.be/9O5JQqlngFY
Intro Video: Punnett Squares and Sex-Linked Traits https://youtu.be/h2xufrHWG3E
To Do: Mendel WebQuest
https://www.leonschools.net/cms/lib/FL01903265/Centricity/Domain/6182/Mendel%20webquest%20%20SHORT%20KEY.pdf
Intro Video: Amoeba Sisters Incomplete Dominance, Codominance, Polygenic Traits, and Epistasis! https://youtu.be/YJHGfbW55l0
Intro Video: Amoeba Sisters Pedigrees https://youtu.be/Gd09V2AkZv4
To Do: Pedigree WebQuest
http://mrsbisch.weebly.com/uploads/3/8/1/0/38104235/pedigree_webquest.pdf

 

 

 

BHS BIOLOGY TOPIC- ECOLOGY
Intro Video: Amoeba Sisters Ecological Relationships https://youtu.be/rNjPI84sApQ
Intro Video: Amoeba Sisters Autotrophs and Heterotrophs https://youtu.be/f8G7IulYxiA?list=PLwL0Myd7Dk1GGOPNLiAod6tzrN_1An-4t
Intro Video: Amoeba Sisters Food Webs and Energy Pyramids: Bedrocks of Biodiversity https://youtu.be/-oVavgmveyY
To Do: Ecology WebQuest
https://www.wcpss.net/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=41852&dataid=49559&FileName=Ecology%20Webquest.pdf
Intro Video: Amoeba Sisters Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles https://youtu.be/NHqEthRCqQ4
To Do: Microsoft Word - HANDOUT - Ecology WebQuest
https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/cms/lib/OR01001812/Centricity/Domain/1341/HANDOUT%20-%20Ecology%20Webquest.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome! Check your grades regularly through Information Now (iNow) using your assigned username and password. If you need assistance with your login information, visit or call our attendance office (ext. 22916 or ext. 22913). Contact me to obtain online textbook information for this 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.

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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)

 

 

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