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Date

2nd Semester

In Class Activity

Homework

Use the Due Date for your class (Orange or Blue Day)

3/24/17

Leaf pigments; Photosythensis - animation (need flash); notes

Brainstorm rate of photosynthesis lab - method to measure rate of photosythensis

Have lab procedure ready to go (use lab report format above)

Photosynthesis Questions - Handout - Key

3/22/17 Intro Photosynthesis; Thinking about light; Leaf structues; Chromatogrphy of leaf cells

Article "Photosynthesis Brings Energy and Matter into Living Systems" paper book pg 447-449; online pg 1112 - 1115

Article "Whose Discovery Is This?" paper book pg 449-450; online pg 1116-1119

3/20/17

Review cellular respiration - Animation (you need flash)- Notes for animation; Marathon Mouse

Complete handout "Where does a plant's mass come from?"

Extra Credit: Make bread and discuss fermentation

3/16/17 Dr Johnson's last day wrap-up activities None
3/13/17

Analyzing Aerobic Cellular Respiration Flowcharts

Anaerobic Cellular Respiration

5th Period - Finish questions for Anaerobic Cellular Respiration activity

Read Essay "A closer look at cellular respiration"

3/9/17 Creating flowcharts of Cellular Respiration Read Essay "A closer look at cellular respiration"
3/7/17

Energy and living things talk

Cellular Respiration Activity

Glycolysis Rap

Finish questions for cellular respiration activity
3/2/17 Build a leg Read essay/Answer Questions "Making and Moving Muscles"
2/27/17

Marthaton Snack

Muscular System - Questions; Talk; Online textbook video (pg 964)

Kicking a soccer ball

Essay "Making and Moving Muscles" (paper book pg 383-387; online book pg 965-972)

2/23/17

Food analysis lab peer review;

Finish Digestive System talk; Living Body video clip; Amylase cracker demo; Amylase time demo;

Invent a Marathon snack

Complete Food Analysis lab

Complete Marathon snack

2/21/17 Macromolecule Quiz; Food Analysis Lab; Digestive System

Peer edits on food analysis lab due next class

Radio Lab Body Systems assignment Due: 2/23/17

Read essay "What happens to the food you eat?" (online book pg 954; paper book pg 376)

2/16/17

Where our cells get energy - Nutrition and macromolecules

Dietary Analysis Worksheet

Food Lab

Radio Lab Body Systems assignment Due: 2/23/17

For next class read Essay "Food: Our Body’s Source of Energy and Structural Material" (online p. 919-932; paper 360-366)

Quiz next Tuesday on Macromolecules

2/13/17 Neurotransmitter Activity video - animation; Neurotransmitter Actions; Testing your reflexes

Finish Neurons in Series;

Bring a food snack to work with as we begin to explore energy in living things

2/9/17 Review antigen/antibodies; Nervous system - Anatomy; Pet Scans - Neurons - Synapses Resources from textbook - Video about nervous system (online pg 716); Essay "Brains and a Lot of Nerve" (online pg 717-723; paper pg 273-276); Essay "Careful Coordination" online 747-755; paper pg 261-264)
2/7/17

The Immune System; Blood typing activity

Choose one of the following and make a 1/2 - 1 page argument or a "Campaign" style poster about ...

- For or against vaccines

- For or against allergy shots

- Innate immune system (fast, every cell in your body) vs. adaptive (B & T cells)

- B-cells vs. T-cells

 

Date

1st Semester

In Class Activity

Homework

Use the Due Date for your class (Orange or Blue Day)

1/30,31/17

2/1,2,/17

Finals; Seminar None
1/27/17 Work Day for Finals Project Finals Project Due: 5th-Wednesday 2/1/17; 7th-Tuesday 1/31/17; 8th-Wednesday 2/1/17
1/24/17

Dialysis Lab (Semipermeable Membranes)

Questions to think about for your conclusion - How do your results relate to homeostasis? How do they relate to the circulatory/urinary systems? What do they say about semipermeable membranes?

Organisim Behavior & Homeostasis

Worksheet "The Circulatory System & Urinary Systems in Regulation in the Body"

Videos & Essays from textbook to help with worksheet above and your final project -

Video #1 "The Circulatory System" in Online textbook pg 626; Video #2 "Regulation in the Urinary System" in Online textbook pg 636

Essay: #1 "Making Exchanges Throughout Your Body" Online textbook pg 627-630; Paper book pg 238-240; #2 "Disposing of Wastes" Online book pg 631-635; Paper book pg 241-243; #3 "Membranes" Online textbook pg 600-603; Paper book pg231-232; #4 "Homeostasis" Online textbook pg 696-700; Paper book pg 257-259; #5 "Molecular Movement" Online textbook pg 604-609; Paper book pg 233-235; #6 "The Breath of Life" Online textbook pg 709-715; Paper book pg269-272

Final Project - Homeostasis and Your Critter - Description; Essay: "Behavior and Homeostasis" Online textbook pg 740-746; Paper book pg 286-288

1/20/17

Video of The Pumping Heart

Kidney Talk

Heart & Kidney Dissection

 

Read essay in Textbook "Making Exchanges Throughout Your Body", pg 238 (book), pg 627 (online)

Complete worksheet "The Circulatory System" & "The Circulatory & Urinary Systems in Regulation of the Body"

1/17/17

Finish Vital Signs

Triage - Who gets treatment first? Handout #1, #2

Circulatory System - (video online textbook pg 626)

Read essay in Textbook "Making Exchanges Throughout Your Body", pg 238 (book), pg 627 (online)

Answer questions related to Triage exercise

Fill out Northwestern Permisson Slip

1/12/17

Body Systems & Vital Signs - Notes Handout

Breathing Sounds 1, 2

A Sweltering Experience - Triage & Vital Signs

Read about Triage in the handout about Vital Signs

Fill out Northwestern Permisson Slip

1/10/17

Download Temperature/Pulse Worksheet

Download Pulse Rate Template (open in Excel)

 

Finish lab writeup - email to Dr Johnson

Fill out Northwestern Permisson Slip

Extra Credit: Go watch the movie Hidden Figures - write a reflection: What impressed you? What suprised you? What bothered you? How much do you think things have changed for women and minorities in science? Due Jan 30, 31 or Feb 1 (whenever your final is scheduled). You can turn it in earlier.

12/22/16 Finish Critter Portfolio Presentations; Looking at the Sky in Planetarium (from which we came)

Enjoy Break

Extra Credit: Go watch the movie Hidden Figures - write a reflection: What impressed you? What suprised you? What bothered you? How much do you think things have changed for women and minorities in science? Due Jan 30, 31 or Feb 1 (whenever your final is scheduled). You can turn it in earlier.

12/20/16 Critter Portfolio Presentations; Newly discovered spider Eriovixia gryffindori None
12/16/16 The Cell - Online book Inside the Cell; A library of cell images; Inside the Cell activity; Work on Critter Project

Critter Project Presentations Due Tuesday 12/20/16 (Check 12/1/16 for requirements)

Quiz Tuesday 12/20/16 on Osmosis, diffusion, hypertonic, hypotonic, active & passive transport

12/14/16 Review Passive and Active Transport Questions; Environmental Change for Critter Project; Work Day for Critter Project

By Friday, 12/16/16 Read chp 1, 2, and 3 in Inside the Cell

Quiz Tuesday 12/20/16 on Osmosis, diffusion, hypertonic, hypotonic, active & passive transport

Critter Project Presentations Due Tuesday 12/20/16 (Check 12/1/16 for requirements)

12/12/16 2D image of cell; 3D image of cell; Red Onion Osmosis Lab; Passive and Active Transport

Finish Passive and Active Transport for next class

By Friday, 12/16/16 Read chp 1, 2, and 3 in Inside the Cell

12/8/16 Lab Report Explanation; Movement Across Membranes Exp

Critter Project - Due 12/20/16

Movement Across Membrane Exp Lab Writeup (use Lab Report Form linked above)- Due 12/12/16

12/5/16

Homeostasis

Josh's story; Movement across membranes; Set up for shell-less egg experiment; Work Day for Critter Project Critter Project - Due 12/20/16
12/1/16 Critter Project - Description & Rubric; Habitats; Classification and Scientific Names Do research for Critter Project - Portfolio due 12/20/16
11/29/30

Whale Evolution continued; Dichotomous Keys & Phylogenic Trees

Dichotomous Keys & Phylongenic Trees - Practice

11/22/16 Definitions/Big Ideas Summary - Notes Handout; Whale Evolution

No homework - Thanksgiving!!

The Great Listen - Interview your elders for StoryCorps

11/18/16 Field Trip to the Field Museum Share with your family what you saw at the museum
11/15/16

Parent Survey - Paper copy or Online

Darwin's Big Idea; Lizard Evolution Experiment

Article "Primates Show Change Over Time" Paper book pg 131; Online book pg 353-354
11/7/16

Presentations

Evolution Museum Box Stations

Article:#1-Finches in a Drought (Word doc or pdf); #2-Fossils, Dating Fossils, Interviews with scientists (Paper book pg 123-128, 118-120; online book pg 334-347, 350-352)

Field Trip to Field Museum Friday 11/18/16 Permission Slip

Extra Credit: Fossil Field Trip Downtown Chicago Due 11/29/16

11/2-3/16 CUBS WIN!!! CUBS WIN!!! ** Interesting tweets during the game

Join the celebration of the most unexpected event

Extra Credit: A photo of you at any world series game, or at the parade for the World Series Champion Cubs, or at Wrigley Field and its sign, or at the rally, or with a Cub player or a picture with you, or any other interesting picture connecting you and the World Champion Cubs. Due 11/29/16

11/1/16 Presentations - What does it mean to be human?

Article: Finches in a Drought (Word doc or pdf)

10/28/16

Evolution

Evolution Museum Box Stations: Start on stations; We will continue week of 10/7/16

Article: Finches in a Drought (Word doc or pdf)

Projects due Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

Turn in Field Trip to Field Museum Permission Slip

10/26/16

Evolution

Work Day for What Does It Mean To Be Human project Projects due Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

10/24/16

Evolution

3rd Big Idea of Populations (variation, survival & reproduction); Rock Pocket Mice - handout; video

Finish questions in rock pocket mice handout

What Does It Mean To Be Human? Project New Due Date November 1, 2016

10/20/16

Evolution

Work Day: What Does It Mean To Be Human Project What Does It Mean To Be Human? Project New Due Date November 1, 2016

10/17/16

Evolution

Populations: Big Idea #1; Big Idea 2; Big Ideas #3

Periods 5 & 7: Make three histograms (one for each starting generation)

Period 8: Write out Big Idea #3 based on the histograms we had in class(large flower histograms; small flower histograms)

10/13/16

Evolution

Reach Exam

Populations - Definition; Reproduction in a population (fruit seeds)

Finish calculations to complete the chart for Part 1

What Does It Mean To Be Human? Project New Due Date November 1, 2016

10/17/16

Evolution

Lucy - Intro (scroll down for the video we watched in class; this article is good); Picture of Lucy's fossilized bones; What we can learn from her bones; Comparision of Lucy and chimps and modern humans; How Lucy was found; How she became a fossil

Work Day for "What Does It Mean To Be Human" Project

What Does It Mean To Be Human? Project New Due Date November 1, 2016

10/6/16

Evolution

Viewing Diverse Organisms videos (online pg 170) through the lens of the 6 principles of living things

Virus Question - Is a virus alive or not alive? Read the handout and upload your answer to Moodle by Friday 10/7/16 midnight

What Does It Mean To Be Human? Project

Virus Question - Is a virus alive or not alive? Read the handout and upload your answer to Moodle by Friday 10/7/16 midnight

What Does It Mean To Be Human? Project Due October 24, 2016Tuesday, November 1, 2016

10/3/16

Evolution

Invesigating milestones of different animals; Observing former living things; Answering 'What is a Living Thing?' Read the essay "The Importance of Being Children" online pg 148-154; paper book pg 59-62

9/29/16

Evolution

Investigating & Comparing Brains - paper book pg 46-47, online book pg 72 click on #4 then Figure 1.11;

Otzi the Iceman - video

Go to SciLinks and put in the code "human4E53" and explore some news and videos about Otzi man

9/27/16

Evolution

Article Discussion; Observing Primates (online book pg 106-108); Phineas Gage & the human brain None

9/23/16

Evolution

Opposable Thumb Testable question; Criteria - Upload your writeup to Moodle by midnight Sat 9/24/16

Articles - The first is required and the 2nd is of your choosing

Article #1: How wild are the Gombe Chimpanzees? Article 2: Choose one to read from list

Write a reflection for each article that is due next class - Article #1: Do you agree/disagree with conclusion of author. Explain why

Article #2: What was the main idea of the article? What is your response/reaction to it?

9/20/16

Evolution

What makes humans unique?

Jane Goodall - Chimps at Gombe: Online book pg 98-101; paper book pg 32

The Chimp Scientist: Online pg 102-104; paper pg 33-35

Jane Goodall TED Talks

Opposable Thumb Testable question

Make sure your opposable thumb question meets our Testable Question Criteria

9/16/16

Introduction

Testable Questions with pill bugs

Aurasma Studio - Aurasma app

Think about the question: What does it mean to be Human?

9/14/16

Introduction

6 Big Ideas of Biology - Evolution; Homeostasis; Energy, Matter & Organization; Continuity (Reproduction & Inheritance); Development (Growth & Differentiation); Ecology (Interaction & Interdependence)

Testable Questions - Criteria

Take a picture of something biological that illustrates one or more of the Big Ideas

9/12/16

Introduction

What is Science?

Communication; Investigating living things

Evaluate - You and the Science of Biology [For those using a Paper Book -pg 19-23, questions 1-5 pg 23]; For those using the Online Book - pg 28-29, essay pg 52-55, questions 1-5 pg 29 - list of activities for question #2 on pg 27]

9/7/16

Introduction

Online textbook accounts - How to log into the online book; Scavenger hunt; Student Survey (doc * pdf); Learning Survey #1 (Description); Learning Survey #2 (Description)

 

Try out textbook account at home or outside of class

Enroll in Moodle - Barge Bio 2016-17 - No key needed

Extra Credit for the month of September - bring in a roll of paper towels & a box of kleenex

9/6/16

Introduction

Introduction; Expectations  

 

 

 

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Date
2nd Semester
In Class Activity

Homework

Use the Due Date for your class (Orange or Blue Day)

     

picture of viruspicture of human fetus Picture of dna molecule