Biology- Week of May 28-June 1

Semester Exam Review Packet:
– Genetics & Botany- Due Mon, May 28th
– Nervous, Endocrine, and Excretory Systems- Due Tues, May 29th
** Students should be devoting 15-20 minutes each day to studying for the biology semester exam.

Semester Exam: Thursday, May 31st at 8:00 AM
** Students must turn in their body systems portfolio’s and the book the day of the exam.

 

 

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Biology- May 21-25

Topic: Excretory System & Semester Exam Review

Classwork:
Nephron Coloring
Nephron Simulation Activity
Urinalysis Lab

Homework:
Reading ?’s 32.4, Part II– Due Mon, May 21st
Excretory System Review (see below)- Due Thurs, May 24th
Semester Exam Review Packet:
– Cell Division and DNA & Proteins- Due Fri, May 25th
– Genetics & Botany- Due Mon, May 28th
– Nervous, Endocrine, and Excretory Systems- Due Tues, May 29th
** Students should be devoting 15-20 minutes each day to studying for the biology semester exam.

Quiz:
Excretory System Quiz- Thurs, May 24th

Excretory System Review
1) Describe the major functions of the excretory system
2) What organs do the job of excretion?
3) What is the function of these organs: kidneys, bladder
4) Trace the pathway of urine from where it is made to where it exits the body
5) Describe three processes which occur in the nephron.
6) When functioning properly, the nephron will excreted what substances as waste?
7) When functioning properly, the nephron will reabsorb what substance the passing blood?
8) Why is a urinalysis exam such a powerful tool for doctors in diagnosing disease?
9) Describe what occurs in kidney dialysis
10) What abnormalities are found in the urinalysis of a diabetic patient? Why are these so?
11) What abnormalities are found in the urinalysis of a patient with severe anemia? Why are these so?

Biology- May 14-18

Topic: Endocrine & Excretory Systems

Classwork:
Endocrine System Stations Activity
Feedback Loop Activity
Endocrine System Case Study
Testosterone Production and Effect
Kidney Colorings

Homework:
Reading ?’s 29.6, Part II– Due Mon, May 14th
Reading ?’s 29.6, Part III– Due Tues, May 15th
Endocrine Disruptors Article & Reading ?’s– Due Wed, May 16th
Endocrine System Review (see below)- Due Thurs, May 17th
Reading ?’s 32.4, Part I– Due Fri, May 18th
Reading ?’s 32.4, Part II– Due Mon, May 21st

Test:
Endocrine System Test- Thurs, May 17th

Endocrine System Review

  • Define hormone and target cell
  • What is the purpose of the endocrine system?
  • How does a hormone travel from the place it was secreted to its target cell?
  • How does a hormone have an effect on a target cells? (What does the target cell have that non-target cells do not?)
  • What is the difference between the way a steroid hormone works and the way of a protein (nonsteriod) hormone works?
  • What is the purpose of feedback control?
  • How does feedback control work in order to maintain proper blood sugar levels? (Be sure to name all hormones involved.)
  • How does feedback control work in order to maintain body temperature? (Be sure to name all hormones involved.)
  • Create a chart with the following columns: name of hormone, where it is produced, from where it is released, target cells/tissues/organs, action it causes
    • Fill in the chart with information about the following hormones: growth hormone, gonadotropin-releasing hormone, growth-releasing hormone, thyroxine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, insulin, glucagon, estrogen, progesterone, lutenizing hormone, testosterone, follicle stimulating hormone,  thyroid stimulating hormone, thyroid stimulating-releasing hormone, cortisol

 

 

Biology- May 7-11

Topic: Nervous System

Classwork:
Neurotransmitter WebQuest
Nerve Impulse Model

Homework:
Neurotransmitter and Drug Addiction Treatment Wkst.- Due Tues, May 8th
Neuron Wkst- Due Wed, May 9th
Nervous System Review (see below) – Due Thurs, May 10th
Reading ?’s 29.6, Part I– Due Fri, May 11th
Reading ?’s 29.6, Part II– Due Mon, May 14th

Test:
Nervous System Test- Thurs, May 10th

Nervous System Review

-What are the two major cells of the nervous system? Describe them and their role.
-What are the three different types of neurons. Describe their roles.
– Draw two neurons through which a nerve impulse is being passed. Draw an arrow to show the pathway of the impulse. Label an axon, dendrite, Schwann cell, myelin, synapse, neurotransmitter, receptor, and cell body.
– How is a nerve impulse sent along a neuron?
– How are nerve impulses transmitted from one neuron to another neuron?
– Describe the role of the following sensory receptors.
– Describe the role of a neurotransmitter.
– How do problems with neurotransmitter levels (whether caused by disease or drug usage) impact nerve impulses?
– How do reflexes work?
– Are reflexes are learned or unlearned behavior?
– Draw a brain. Label the following parts: cerebrum, cerebellum, medulla, pons, midbrain, brain stem
– On this drawing, color the partial lobe red, the frontal lobe green, the temporal lobe yellow,
and theoccipital lobe blue.
– On this drawing, label were the following functions would be completed: balance, breathing,
sight,hearing, smell, reasoning, purposeful movement

 

 

 

Biology- April 23-27

Topics: Botany & Human Body Systems

Classwork:
Fruit Activity Guides

Homework:
Fruit Reading & Google Forms- Due Mon, April 23rd
– Structure & Function- Reading & Google Form
– Ecosystems- Reading & Google Form
Botany Review (see below)- Due Wed, April 25th
Reading ?’s 28.1– Due Thurs, April 26th
Body Systems Review- Due Fri, April 27th

Test: Botany Test- Wed, April 25th

Quiz: Body Systems- Fri, April 27th

Botany Study Guide

1) Describe the structure of the three types of plant cells, where each of these cells are found in the plant, and make the connections between their structure and function.
2) Identify the function of xylem and phloem.
3) Define each of these properties of water: adhesion and cohesion.
4) Describe how cohesion-tension theory explains how water is transferred upward in plants.
5) Define transpiration.
6) Using the pressure-flow model, explain how fluids move through a plant.
7) Draw a simple picture of a seed. Label the following parts: embryo, cotyledon, endosperm, and seed coat.
8) Describe the structure and function relationship between each of these seed parts: embryo, cotyledon, endosperm, and seed coat.
9) Describe the process of germination.
10) Draw a simple cross-section of a leaf and label the following structures: cuticle, epidermis, palisade mesophyll, spongy mesophyll, stomata, vascular tissue
11) Describe the structure of each of these leaf structures and then make a structure-function connection:
cuticle, epidermis, palisade mesophyll, spongy mesophyll, stomata
12) What are the leaf’s roles in the ecosystem?
13) What is the role of the flower in the life of a plant?
14) Draw a simple diagram of a flower and label the following structures: stigma, style, carpel, ovary, ovule, anther, filament, stamen, petal, sepal
15) Describe the structure and function relationship between each of these flower parts: stigma, style, anther, filament, petal
16) Describe the system relationship between pollinators and flowers.
17) Describe the process of fertilization within a flower.
18) What is the role of a fruit in the life of a plant?
19) Describe the structure-function relationships that can be found among the four different types of fruit.

Powerpoints
Leaves Structure & Function
Leaves Ecosystems
Vascular Tissue Structure & Function
Vascular Tissue Ecosystems
Seeds Structure & Function
Seeds Ecosystems
Flower Structure & Function
Flower Ecosystems
Fruit Structure & Function
Fruit Ecosystems

 

 

Biology- April 16-20

Topic: Botany

Classwork:
Complete activities guides

Homework:
Google Forms

– Leaves – Due Mon, April 16th
Structure and Function- Reading & Form
Ecosystem- Reading & Form

– Vascular Tissue- Due Tues, April 17th
Structure & Function- Reading & Form
Ecosystem- Reading & Form

– Seeds- Due Wed, April 18th
Structure & Function- Reading & Form
Ecosystems- Reading & Form

– Flowers- Due Fri, April 20th
Structure & Function- Reading & Form
Ecosystems- Reading & Form

– Fruits- Due Mon, April 23rd
Structure & Function- Reading & Form
Ecosystems- Reading & Form

Test: Botany Unit Test- Due Tues, April 24th

 

Biology- April 9-13

Topic: Botany

Stage 3- Presentation Rough Draft- by the end of class Mon, April 9th

Stage 3- Presentation Final Draft- by the end of class Tues, April 10th

Stage 4- Article Selection- Wed, April 11th by 8:00 AM

Stage 4- Google Form Rough Draft- Thurs, April 12th by 8:00 AM

Stage 4- Google Form Final Draft- Fri, April 12th by 8:00 AM

Stage 5- Student Presentations- Thurs, April 12th- Wed, April 18th

 

 

Biology- April 2-6

Topic: Botany

Project:
Botany Unit- Step 3-
– Activity Rough Draft- Due Wed, April 4th
– Presentation Rough Draft- Due Thurs, April 5th
– Activity Final Draft- Due Fri, April 6th
– Presentation Final Draft- Due Mon, April 9th

Quiz:
Botany Unit- Step 2- Oral Quiz- Wed, April 4th

 

Biology- March 12-16

Topics: DNA & Botany

Homework:
Reading ?’s 8.6– Due Monday, March 12th
Epigenetics Reading & Reading ?’s– Due Tuesday, March 13th
DNA Review- Due Wednesday, March 14th
Reading ?’s 1.2– Due Thursday, March 15th

Test:
DNA Test- Wednesday, March 14th

Project:
Botany Unit Project

DNA Review
• What did these people do? – Francis Crick & James Waston, Martha Chase & Alfred Hershey, Rosalind Franklin, Fredrick Griffth, Erwin Chargaff
• Describe Griffith’s experiment and conclusion
• Describe Hershey & Chase’s experiment and conclusion
• Draw a picture of DNA- label phosphate, deoxyribose, nitrogenous bases, hydrogen bonds, and nucleotide
• Describe the process of DNA replication
• List the differences between DNA and RNA
• Describe the role of mRNA, tRNA, and rRNA
• Fill in the blanks in this process
o DNA makes _____________ in the process of transcription, which occurs in the ________________ (cell organelle).
o mRNA’s _____________ are removed before it leaves the nucleus. This leaves behind the _______________________.
o mRNA attaches to the _______________ (cell organelle) to begin the process of translation.
o tRNA’s ____________ matches to the mRNA’s ___________ in the process of translation.
o tRNA carries an _________________ to the ribosome, where is attaches to a chain to become a protein.
• Transcribe this DNA sequence: T T A G C T A
• Translate this mRNA sequence: A G G G U C A C C
• Define mutation, translation, transcription
• What are the possible effects of a mutation?
• Define epigenetics
• Explain how methyl groups impact gene regulation
• Explain how transcription factors, promoters, repressors, and operators impact gene regulation