2. Introduction to Biochemistry! What are examples of biochemical processes in nature?
Hw: General Chemistry Notes Packet (Reading and fill ins)
Resources for you to use:
POL Text Chapter 2
Campbell Text Chapter 2
Review Worksheet: Special Properties of Water
10/11/16: 1. Discussion and water demos
2. Biochemistry Notes Packet
Use the Campbell books Chapters 4-5 as reference.
Hw: Synthesis of prebiotics (the Urey Miller Experiment) video tutorial. Go to "Videos" link on left toolbar.
As per our discussion this morning. Thanks to Julien Gouin for sending the article.
Building a polysaccharide
10/14/16: 1. Modeling Dehydration Synthesis and Hydrolysis.
Hw: a. Finish Lipids packet
b. Read this review article on Trans Fats. Print it out and mark it up as your reading. I want to see that on Monday.
Be sure to define the key words first. You can use this HHMI resource to get a quick background on the
types/structures of fats discussed in the article. We will be incorporating primary scientific literature in our class
as a means to hone your skills on reading and interpreting complex, data driven information.
Fats, Phospholipids, and Steroids (Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers!)
Hw: Structure of Proteins Packet
Resources: Textbook Ch. 3
Bozeman's Proteins : Your are what you eat!
Anatomy of an Amino Acid
Building a Polypeptide
Hw: 1. Review Bozeman's Proteins Video.
2. Protein Denaturation Animation (take notes)
3. Review notes on Carb, Lipids, and Proteins so far. The test on this unit is cumulative and
ALL biochemistry topics will be on it. You now have packets and slide sets for all 3 macromolecules.
Fill in any missing information. Practice!!! You cannot cram for this type of information.
NOTE: I have posted some practice MC Qs on carbs and lipids on the docs page. Use them!
Hw: Complete the Amino Acid section of the Pattern Matching Activity (Group 1)
View Bozeman's Proteins video
Hw: 1. Finish the Pattern Matching Activity! All of it. Due Monday (please return the baggies)
Got Lactase? Video and Activity Qs (handed out in class and posted on docs page) Due Tues.
Hw: 1. Protein Folding Interactive (click through to support what we learned in class today)
2. View the video Cheese: Not the Same Mold Story
10/25/16: Making Cheese! Protein Chemistry Lab
Hw: Complete Lab Questions (separate sheet of paper please).
10/26/16: Practice Test Questions in Biochemistry
Reminder!! YIF Ch. 2 due on Friday!!
10/27/16: Biochemistry Test!!
Hw: Work on YIF
10/28/16: 1. Performance Quiz on Proteins
2. Introduction to Enzymes
Hw: 1. Complete the Enzyme Packet
2.Virtual Lab: Enzyme Reactions
10/31/16: Halloween Special
Continue with Enzymes
11/1/16: 1. Toothpickase Lab
2. Enzyme Catalysis Demo
Hw: 1. Prelab Reading (Tiny Bubbles) and Experimental Design
Come to class prepared with a preliminary set of procedure you design for the Tiny Bubbles Lab
(Refer to the scientific paper rubric handed out in class)
2. Bozeman's Enzyme Catalysis Lab Video
11/2/16: Enzyme Catalysis Lab (Tiny Bubbles)
Hw: Preliminary work for mini posters (will be explained)
Be sure to talk to your lab partners and bring in rough drafts of scientific paper sections.
Please feel free to bring/donate index cards and/or sticky notes! I buy all of these things
with my own money and we go through a lot. It gets expensive!
REMINDER: Biochemistry Test Corrections are due on Monday.
The FRQ prompt was: Explain the relationship between stress, cortisol, and disease. Be specific in
identifying the type of macromolecule that cortisol belongs to . Also be specific in naming diseases.
Can the human stress response be considered an evolutionary trade off? Explain.
NOTE!! No late assignments/make ups will be accepted after Friday 11/5. No exceptions.
11/3/16: Making Mini Posters due Monday 11/7
(only one class period spent on this. the rest will be done outside of class)
Hw: Complete the Practice Enzyme Questions/Task in preparation for the quiz. (Posted on the documents page)
11/4/16: Enzyme Quiz
FRQ which will be peer graded
Hw: Finish Mini Posters. Due Monday.
Feel free to get ahead on next week's homework and cell FB project.
11/7/16: 1. Enzyme Catalysis Mini Posters due
2. Peer Grading of Enzyme question
Hw: Bozeman's Compartmentalization (take notes)
Bozeman's Cell Organelles (worksheet)
Note: There are THREE different FB templates posted on the documents page. Two are for hand drawn projects and
one is for a printed version. Your choice.
11/8/16: Vote!!! If you can!! (Wow, what a time to become a new voter!)
11/9/16: 1. One period for work on Cell Organelle FB pages.
2. Short video: the Golgi Apparatus
3. Active Learning Exercises on cell organelles
11/10/16-11/11/16: No School!!
Hw: 1. Get outside
2. Complete your cell organelle FB page (due Monday!)
3. Complete any active learning questions (the ppt handout from class)
4. Bozeman's Cell Membrane video (either worksheet)
5. Bozeman's Transport Across the Cell Membrane (either worksheet)
11/14/16: All homework due
Introduction to the Cell Membrane, Diffusion, and Osmosis
Discussion on Lab
Hw: 1. Bozeman's Diffusion and Osmosis Lab (worksheet)
2. Prelab Qs posted on docs page
11/15/16: Diffusion, Osmosis, and Water Potential Lab
1. Water to Wine demo
2. Video: Surface Area/Volume ratio in cells
Hw: Bozeman's Why Are Cells Small?
11/16/16: Continue Lab
Hw: Bozeman's Water Potential video with worksheet
11/17/16: 1. Continue potato lab/class data/discussion
2. Calculating Water Potential
Hw: Calculate Average % Change in Mass for class results
Figure out the molarity of each color sucrose solution
Graph your results! (Sucrose molarity vs. % mass change in potato)
11/18/16: Calculating Water Potential of a potato using experimental data
Hw: 1. Answer the assigned questions on the lab packet.
2. Read the "IV Fluids" article (posted on documents page). Consider how this
is relevant to the work you did in the lab.
There will be a quiz on diffusion, osmosis, and water potential on Monday.
Hw: Further your understanding by performing this Diffusion and Osmosis Virtual Lab. Hand in all questions.
11/22/16: Plasmolysis of onion (plant) cells
Turgor pressure explained and observed.
Begin Cell Membrane Structures
Hw: Cell Membrane Concept Map
Good Online Resource: NCBI Cell Membrane Structure
Ppt and discussion
2. Cell Membrane Essay
Hw: a. Completion of membrane work.
b. Case Study: The Relationship Between Cystic Fibrosis and the Cell Membrane
Question for your thanksgiving table! (this will turn the conversation away from politics). What is the difference between white and dark meat in a turkey? At the cellular and molecular level??? Discuss with your aunts and uncles :-)
11/28/16: Picking up on Cystic Fibrosis and Kwashkiorkor
NO NEW HW tonight. But look ahead...test! And YIF 4 is due on Wed.
11/29/16: Practice Test Questions
Hw: Study! Here are some more helpful resources. Look back over the last couple of weeks to review others.
Endocytosis and Exocytosis
Role of cholesterol in cell membranes
Cell Membrane Interactive Model
Professor Dave explains the cell membrane
11/30/16 : Unit Test Transport Across Cell Membranes
Diffusion and Osmosis, Water Potential, Cell Membrane Structures and Functions
No homework tonight!
12/1/16: Begin Unit on Cell Signaling!
AP Biology Standards:
Enduring Understanding 3D: Cells communicate by generating, transmitting and receiving chemical signals.
Essential Knowledge 3.D.1: Cell communication processes share common features that reflect a shared evolutionary history.
Essential Knowledge 3.D.2: Cells communicate with eachother through direct contact with other cells or from a distance
via chemical signaling.
Essential Knowledge 3.D.3: Signal transduction pathways link signal reception with cellular response.
Essential Knowledge 3.D.4: Changes in signal transduction pathways can alter cellular response.
Hw: Cell Signaling Overview Read this and be ready to apply this material to an activity tomorrow.
Review this vocabulary list and bookmark the page. It will be a useful study tool.
12/2/16: Hormones and Signal Transduction within the Endocrine System
Ppt and discussion (slide set given in class and posted on documents page)
Hw: Begin Research on Cell Communication Project (Due Monday December 12)
View the video tutorial on epinephrine signaling (posted on the videos page). This will show the dynamics of
what we learned in class.
12/5/16: Signal Transduction Activity
How do dominoes model signal transduction?? (video)
Hw: Work on your Cell Communication project. Tomorrow you will submit an outline that contains the following:
Ligand/Signal you are researching
Task 1a and 1b answers
Task 2 choice
12/6/16: View video tutorials on Signal Transduction
Continue and Complete Endocrine System ppt
Practice AP question
Hw: Study for the quiz
***See last night's homework, If you needed clarification, be sure to hand the hw in tomorrow.
NOTE: I have posted the Signal Transduction tutorial we saw in class on the Videos page.
12/7/16: 1. Quiz 1
2. Chrome Book work on Cell Communication Project
Hw: Bozeman's Positive and Negative Feedback and worksheet
12/8/16: Continuing the Endocrine System ppt
Hw: work on project
NOTE!! Please register for the AP Exam!!! Tomorrow is the last day. No exceptions.
Anyone who has not yet taken the Transport Across Cell Membrane Test or Cell Signaling test MUST take it
tomorrow (Friday 12/9). No exceptions.
12/9/16: NO test today...sorry for the failure to delete :-)
We will continue learning about the endocrine system
Hw: Finish Project
12/12/16: (Progress Reports Submitted)
Endocrine Practice and Review
NOTE!! I'm looking for some lab assistants/volunteers to help with classroom maintenance and paperwork this week! If you are available period 6 or 7 any day this week, I would love to have you help out! You can also use the time to ask content questions. Depending on the task, there may be some extra credit too!
Things that need to be done: animal tank cleaning
putting away and organizing lab supplies
hanging projects on the hallway wall
washing lab table tops
peer grading FB projects with rubric
Thanks in advance!
12/13/16 : Test
Hw: Bozeman's All Life Requires Free Energy and complete worksheet
12/14/16: 1. Peer Grading/Review of Test FRQ
2. Begin Unit on Cell Metabolism
Ppt and discussion: Making Energy-What is ATP?
AP Biology Big Idea 2: Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis.
Essential Knowledge 2.A.1: All living systems require constant input of free energy
Essential Knowledge 2.A.2: Organisms capture and store free energy for use in biological processes.
Essential Knowledge 2.A.3: Organisms must exchange matter with the environment to grow, reproduce,and maintain organization.
Hw: How does loss of free energy affect ecosystems?
Perform this virtual lab on Energy Flow Through Ecosystems
Answer all Journal questions and hand it tomorrow.
Ppt slide set and discussion.
Hw: NO new homework. YIF is due tomorrow.
12/16/16: Harvesting Chemical Energy: Redox Reactions
Hw: 1. Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis Overview (handout)
Posted on docs page. You will also have Monday's class time for this
2. Review the ppt on Cellular Respiration (Harvesting Energy) posted on ppt page.
12/19/16: Sub Plans
Complete the Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis Overview
No new homework
12/20/16: Video Tutorial on Cellular Respiration with worksheet
12/21/16: Grads Return Panels!
Happy Winter Solstice!!
12/22/16: 1. Complete the slide set on Harvesting Chemical Energy
2. What is the Endosymbiotic Theory?
Hw: Cell Respiration Animation . Take notes on each of the 4 parts: Overview, Glycolysis, Krebs cycle, ETC. There are embedded quiz questions. You do not have to write these out.
12/23/16: Winter Animal Stories
If you want to bring in college acceptance treats, this would be a great day!!
1/3/17: Welcome back and Happy New Year!
1. Prelab Work: Cellular Respiration (AP Bio Lab 5)
a. Respirotometers as tool to measure cellular respiration
b. Bozeman's Cell Respiration Lab and worksheet questions
c. Building the Respirometers
d. Designing the experiment and prelab questions
e. preparing any materials you need for your experiment
Hw: Guided Reading/Information Gathering: Print out and complete the Cell Respiration Guided Reading. Use your text (chapter 6.1-6.4)
1/4/17: Conducting your experiment and recording data
What statistical analyses can you do to verify and support your conclusions?
Hw: Organize your data, write out any possible errors that occurred during your experiment. Be prepared to graph your data
and write a complete lab report in class tomorrow.
1/5/17: Collaboration and lab report
1/6/17: Lab Quiz (FRQ)
Hw: Cell Respiration Tutorial complete studyguide that goes along with the tutorial.
This resource is thorough and has everything you need to know about cellular respiration at the molecular level
Remember that your cell respiration lab reports are due on Monday.
1/9/17: Modeling the Electron Transport Train!
Hw: Bozeman's Endosymbiotic Theory. Worksheet is posted on the docs page.
NOTE!!!!! Want to participate in Science League?? The January test is THIS THURSDAY after school. It would be great to have an AP Biology team!!
Please let me know if you are interested. There is one test per month January through April. I will have practice tests for you. This is great
practice for the exam!!
1/10/17: 1. Oxidative Phosphorylation and other fancy words.
2. Glycolysis and Fermentation
3. Practice Diagrams and Checkpoints
Hw: Good/Entertaining Study Resource Videos: Mr. Hsu's Cell Respiration Song (can you follow??)
Californication/Cell Respiration Song (lyrics given in class)
Complete the QUAD exercises (diagrams)
NOTE: There are 4 powerpoints posted on the "Powerpoints and Lecture Notes" page. Use them to help you review and study.
1/11/17: Practice Test Questions
Hw: Read this Scientific American article on lactic acid in muscles (contributed by Cameron Calder).
Study all of your resources on Cell Respiration!
1/12/17: Cellular Respiration Test Free Response Portion
Hw: Keep studying!
1/13/17: Multiple Choice portion of the test.
Hw: 1. 2 questions/calculations (hardcopy handout)
2. Complete the vocab and read the article "Mitochondrial Disease Therapy From Thin Air" (handouts).
Then complete the outline and conclusion.
NOTE: Any/all late work or make up work must be handed by Friday Jan. 19th to receive credit. No exceptions.
1/16/17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1/17/17: 1. Peer review/score the FRQ
2. Intro to Photosynthesis: compare and contrast the ETC
3. Prelab for the Leaf Disk Photosynthesis Lab
Hw: Bozeman's Leaf Disk Lab Walkthrough and read the lab handout
1/18/17: Running the lab
Hw: Complete graphs and questions (no lab report here)
1/19/17: Modeling photosystems and chlorophyll
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1. How does energy get converted from one form to another?
2. How is the energy stored in food obtained and used by organisms?
3. How can energy from the sun be converted into food or structural molecules?
· Chapter 8 (Concepts 8.1 – 8.3)
· Chapter 9 (All)
· Chapter 10 (All)
· Unit 3 Guided Reading Questions
· Cellular Respiration Pre-Lab Activity
· Cellular Respiration Lab Report
· Photosynthesis Pre-Lab Activity
· Photosynthesis Online Lab Report
· ATP Models
· Clicker/Socrative Chapter Reviews
· BioFlix Study Sheet for Cellular Respiration
· Diet to Die Case Study
· BioFlix Study Sheet for Photosynthesis
· Tougher Plants Case Study
· Light Reactions Table Activity Worksheet
Online Quizzes:Concepts 8.1-8.3 & Chapter 9, Chapter 10
Practice Free Response:Yeast Respiration
AP Labs:Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis
Unit Exam (100 pts):
· 23 Multiple Choice Questions (46 pts – 2 pts per question)
· 2 Grid-In Questions (4 pts – 2 pts per question)
· 3 Short Free Response Questions (30 pts – 10 pts per question)
· 1 Long Free Response Question (20 pts)
Schedule: See “Weekly Outline”
|Unit 3 Learning Targets|