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Biology. Daily Agendas Fall 2011. Biology: Friday , 9/23. Warm Up How many lenses do you look through in a compound microscope? How do you calculate the magnification? Which focus knob do you use first? Which knob should you NEVER use on higher magnification? Bacteria microscope lab

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Daily Agendas

Fall 2011

Biology: Friday, 9/23

Warm Up

  • How many lenses do you look through in a compound microscope?

  • How do you calculate the magnification?

  • Which focus knob do you use first?

  • Which knob should you NEVER use on higher magnification?

    Bacteria microscope lab

    Complete Bacteria are Prokaryotes ws.

Biology: Thursday, 9/22

Warm up

  • What are the three shapes of bacteria? (common and scientific word for each)

  • What are ideal growing conditions for bacteria?

    Sampling Lab


1st per sampling

6th per bacteria sampling

7th period bacteria sampling

Biology: Wednesday, 9/21

Warm up

  • Draw and label the bacterium shown in the book, fig. 18.3

    Bacteria notes organizer - start

    Bacteria video

Biology: Tuesday, 9/20

  • Stamp study guide

    Warm Up

  • Compare and contrast sexual and asexual reproduction

  • How do bacteria reproduce asexually?

  • How do bacteria reproduce sexually?

    Binary Fission activity

Biology: Monday, 9/19

  • Get out classification lab sheet

    Warm up

  • Copy table. Complete it with what you know.

Biology: Friday, 9/16



  • Ch 17 Study Guide

  • Making a Cladogram

  • Classification Vocabulary

  • Classification - Ch 17.1 Notes

  • Dichotomous Key

  • Classification quiz

  • Classification lab

Biology: Thursday, 9/15

Warm up

  • Compare and contrast cladistics and phylogeny (use your vocab)

  • What are the two types of “characters” used to establish phylogenic relationships among organisms? (use your text book)

    Science career day


  • Complete Ch. 17 study guide and cladogramws

  • Mini project due tomorrow

  • Packet due tomorrow (TOC on next slide)

  • Classification Quiz tomorrow

Mini classification unit packet T.O.C.

  • Ch 17 Study Guide

  • Making a Cladogram

  • Classification Vocabulary

  • Classification - Ch 17.1 Notes

  • Dichotomous Key

Biology: Wednesday, 9/14

  • Stamp vocab

    Warm up

  • What characteristics might biologists use to classify organisms beyond their kingdoms?

    Quiz Friday Ch 17

    Mini project due Friday

Biology: Tuesday, 9/13

Warm up

  • What are the levels of taxonomy?

  • What is a sentence to remember them?

  • Turn in Oh Deer!

  • Review kingdom chart

  • Intro taxonomy

  • Intro mini classification project

Biology: Monday, 9/12

  • Test returns

  • Graph Oh Deer! And turn in

  • New Mini Unit: classification & evolution

  • Kingdoms organizer & vocab (from ch 17)

    CW/HW: complete organizer & vocab.

    Quiz Friday

Biology: Friday, 9/9

  • Turn in packet

  • Return & review sci. method quiz

  • Ecology Test

  • Journal Check

Biology: Thursday, 9/8

  • Review ws from ch 3 study guide

  • Oh Deer!

  • Packet Due Tomorrow

  • Principles of Ecosystems video notes (1/2 sheet)

  • Ch 4.1 notes

  • Ch 3 study guide

  • Biomes organizer

  • Matter Cycles

  • Ch 3.1 vocab

  • Ch 2.1 vocab

  • Food Chains and Food Webs

  • Interactions ws (with circles)

    ECOLOGY TEST FRIDAY (ch 2, 3 & 4.1)

Biology: Wednesday, 9/7


  • Define fluctuations

  • Limiting factors

  • tolerance

  • Stamp and review Ch 3 study guide

  • Ch 4.1: Population dynamics

  • ECOLOGY TEST FRIDAY (ch 2, 3 & 4.1)

Biology: Tuesday, 9/6


  • What biome do we live in?

  • What are adaptations?

  • Stamp biomes organizer

  • Biome video

    CW/HW: Ch 3 “Study Guide”

    Bring Book Tomorrow

    ECOLOGY TEST FRIDAY (ch 2, 3 & 4.1)

Biology: Friday, 9/2

Word parts

  • Photos(see p. 80)

  • phyto


  • What factors determine a biome?

  • Answer p. 66, figure 3.6

    Biomes organizer: complete for homework, using Ch 3.2 & 3.3

  • Biology: Thursday, 9/1

    Warm up

    • Compare (how same?) and contrast (how different?) primary and secondary succession.

    • What events lead to primary succession?

    • What events lead to secondary succession?

    • Quiz returns and review

    • Succession video clips

    • Start biomes


    Biology: Wed., 8/31

    • Stamp and review Cycles HW


    • What questions do you still have for quiz?

    • Ch 2 quiz

    • Define vocab in Ch 3.1

    • READ ch 3.1

    Biology: Tuesday, 8/30


    • What are the 3 main steps of the water cycle?

    • What is detritus?

    • What is a detrivore?

    • What are fossil fuels? List 4 examples of fossil fuels.


      study vocab

      study warm-ups and notes

      review chapter

      complete cycles HW

    Biology: Monday, 8/29

    • Stamp and review Food Web ws

      Warm Up

    • What is matter?

    • How much new matter do we get on the earth each day?

    • Does energy cycle?

      Cycles of matter note-taking

      Ch 2 quiz Wednesday

    Biology: Friday, 8/26


    Word parts in back of journal: sym-/syn-, -vore, herb-, carn-, omni-

    • Define biomass (p.44)

    • What do the arrows represent in a food chain and food web?

    • What is YOUR niche?

    • How much energy is lost with each trophic level of the energy pyramid?

      HW: complete interactions ws & food web/pyramid ws

    • Ch 2 Quiz Wednesday

    • Text book

      • Go to stands for Online Student Edition)

      • For the student access code, type in A025076D40

    Biology: Thurs., 8/25

    • Turn in lab safety sheet

    • Stamp vocab

    • New Unit, new routine

    • Get a small (70 sht) spiral notebook to be used exclusively for biology notes and warm-ups

    • Date each page as you go

    • Write down every warm-up question

    • Answer each question when you enter

    • Correct any wrong answers when we go over them

    Ecology Unit Standards

    SB4 Students will assess the dependence of all organisms on one another and the flow of energy and matter within their ecosystems.

    • Investigate the relationships among organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, and biomes.

      b. Explain the flow of matter and energy through ecosystems by

      Arranging components of a food chain according to energy flow.

      Comparing the quantity of energy in the steps of an energy pyramid

      Explaining the need for cycling of major nutrients (C, O, H, N, P).

      c. Relate environmental conditions to successional changes in ecosystems.

      d. Assess and explain human activities that influence and modify the environment such as global warming, population growth, pesticide use, and water and power consumption.

    Biology: Thurs., 8/25

    • WARM-UP

    • Organize (list vertically) in order from simplest to most complex: ecosystem, community, organism, population, biosphere, biome

    • Between each term, write in what is added to make the next thing

    • Think of a biome (see bulletin board) and write an example for each level.

    Biology: Wed, 8/24

    • Stamp & review graph sheet and x-word (both sides must be done)

    • Staple together packet and turn in:

    • X-word

    • Graph sheet

    • Char of life vocab


      CW/HW: Ecology Unit: Define terms from Ch 2.1, using chapter, not glossary

    Biology: Tues, 8/23

    • Review characteristics/sci method ws

    • Graphing & variables review

    • Sci method x-word & Bikini Bottom ws

      QUIZ tomorrow: sci. method, safety, characteristics of living things

      HW: get safety contract signed

    Biology: Mon, 8/22

    • Turn in Characteristics of Living Things foldable (not 6th)

    • Characteristics of living things vocab

    • Sci. method vocab

    • Quiz moved to Wednesday

    Biology: Fri, 8/19

    • Complete lab write-up (5 minutes)

    • Review lab write-up and turn in

    • Characteristics of living things (p. 7)

      Quiz Tuesday: Scientific Method, Lab Safety, Characteristics of living things

      HW: Characteristics analogies foldable due Monday.


    • Made of cells

    • Displays organization

      • Cells, tissues, organs, systems, organisms

    • Grows and develops

      • (becomes more complex)

    • Reproduces

    • Responds to stimulus

    • Requires/uses energy

    • Maintains homeostasis

    • Adaptations evolve over time

    Biology: Thurs, 8/18

    • Turn in reflection from 2 days ago

    • Paper Towel lab – remember safety!

    • Get text books

      • 1st per 8:50

      • 6th per 1:40

      • 7th per 2:45

    Paper towel lab

    group names



    • Problem/Purpose

    • Hypothesis (If then statement, testable)

    • Procedure (step-by-step, very clear)

    • Identify independent variable

    • Data (in table form)

    • Conclusion (must answer problem statement)

    • Analysis (surprises, experimental error, how to improve experiment, new questions)

    Biology: Wed, 8/17

    • Turn in syllabus - signature page only

    • Intro scientific method (notes)

    • Paper towel lab (design)


      Bring in 5 sheets of paper towel, with brand name

    Biology: Tuesday, 8/16

    • Turn in syllabus - signature page only

    • Listening activity

    • Nature of Science Activity

    • Intro Paper towel lab


    • find out your home’s paper towel brand

    • Get syllabus signed (if not done)

    • Get parents to email me (if not done)

    Biology: Monday, 8/15

    • Welcome!

    • Who Am I?

    • Who Are You? / Check Schedules

    • What is this course?

    • Activity

  • Login