McCarter Biology

Biology IS Life

January 24, 2020
by Mrs. McCarter

Week of 1/27/20:

Mon. 1/27(day 5, 30 min): WU: Chi Square Practice    Corn Genetics Lab  HW: Fast Plants lab due tomorrow.

Tues 1/28(day 1, 40 min): No WU Finish Corn Genetics Lab  HW: Test over Unit 6 Friday

Wed. 1/29 (day 2, 60 min): WU: Test Cross     Analysis of corn Lab and review Chi square problems HW: Test Friday

Thurs 1/30  (day 3, 60 min):   no WUTime for Q & A, time to work on unit study guide for on the chapte overview HW:  Test tomorrow!

Fri. 1/31 : (day 4 – altered, 35 min)  no WU Unit 6 test; Add unit 7 to BILL  HW: BILLs collected on Monday

coming up: Begin Unit 7 – human genetics

January 17, 2020
by Mrs. McCarter

Week of 1/20/20:

Mon. 1/20 : no school today

Tues 1/21(day 1 altered, 35 min): WU: Inheritance of Traits and Punnett Squares pg 7 Discuss science course selection options.  HW: Quiz Karyotypes and Chromosome mutations Thursday.

Wed. 1/22 (day 2, 60 min): WU: Dihybrid Squares      Candy Chi Square lab HW: none

Thurs 1/23  (day 3, 60 min):   no WU Quiz over Karyotypes and Chromosome Mutations.  Begin working on Fast Plants Data Analysis HW:  Test over Unit 6 end of next week. Fast Plants Lab due Tuesday.

Fri. 1/24 : (day 4 – altered, 35 min)  WU: Chi Square Practice Time to work on Fast Plants lab for 30 minutes. Then we will begin the Corn Genetics Lab  HW: see last night.

coming up: Finish Unit 6

January 10, 2020
by Mrs. McCarter

Week of 1/13/20:

Mon. 1/13 : (new schedule day 5 , 60 min)  WU: nondisjunction Plant Fast Plants; Work on chromosome Mutations Data Sheet HW: Karyotype Letter due tomorrow. Print the letter yourself and staple to the handout packet.

Tues 1/14 (new schedule day 6, 60 min): WU:  chromosome mutations pg 3 and 4 Intro to Genetics activity; Introduce Punnett squares.  HW: do the warm up on pg 2 Nondisjunction.

Wed. 1/15 (new schedule day 7, 60 min): no class today HW: none

Thurs 1/16 (new schedule day 8, 60 min):   WU: Genetics Terminology 1  Watch the Amoeba Sisters Dihybrid Crosses video. Then work on the Genetics Review packet.  HW:  finish what you did not finish of the packet tonight.

Fri. 1/17 : (old schedule day 5 – altered, 35 min)  WU: Genetics Terminology 2 Fast Plants lab data collection. HW: none

coming up: Mendel and Genetics; Chi Square Analysis

December 18, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter

Week of 1/6/20:

Welcome Back!

Mon. 1/6 : (day 1, 40 min)  Add Unit 6 Chapter Overview, Vocabulary, Warmup Booklet into new BILL; start discussing Karyotypes  HW: Vocabulary Unit 5 due Thursday

Tues 1/7 (new schedule day 1, 60 min): no class this day

Wed. 1/8 (new schedule day 2, 60 min): WU -Karyotype   Do Chromosome Mutations cut and paste activity, start on the Karyotype Letter  HW: Vocab due tomorrow

Thurs 1/9 (new schedule day 3, 60 min):   WU Nondisjunction  Whole period to work on Karyotype Letter  HW:  finish the lab for Tuesday.

Fri. 1/10 : (new schedule day 4)  no class this day. I am available for help during 1st PRT and lunch today.

coming up: Fast Plants Genetics Lab and Punnet squares

December 6, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter

Week of 12/9/19:

Final Exam Study Guide

Mon. 12/9 : (day 4, 100 min) WU Injuries and cell division and Stem Cells   Meiosis Foldable HW: study for exams

Tues 12/10 (day 5 , 30 min): WU – meiosis #1   spermatogenesis and oogenesis  HW: Study for exams

Wed. 12/11(day 1, 40min): WU -Chromosome # and Homologous Chromosomes pg 11 Finish up anything about Meiosis. Then we will have time for you to work on your exam study guide.  HW: study for exams

Thurs 12/12 (day 2, 60 min):   WU Mitosis vs. Meiosis and Oogenesis vs. Spermatogenesis  Review for Final exam HW: study for exams

Fri. 12/13 : (day 3 , 40 min)  Review for the final exam HW: study for exam

coming up: Meiosis and exam study

November 26, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter

Week of 12/2/19:

Final Exam Study Guide

Mon. 12/2 : (day 4, 100 min) WU SA:V ratios  Mitosis Lab HW: Vocabulary Unit 5 due Wednesday. Cell Size Lab should be done for tomorrow if you didn’t finish it last week. Quiz Friday over Mitosis, Cell Cycle and Cell Size (sections 5.1-5.6  of our book)

Tues 12/3 (day 5 , 30 min): WU – Cell Cycle Scramble   Chromosome structure (do WU on Chromosomes); Discuss Cell Cycle  HW: Vocabulary due tomorrow

Wed. 12/4 (day 1, 40min): WU -Cell Division pg 4  Cell Cycle and checkpoints activity Nobel Prize game, do WU on pg 8 Cell Cycle Checkpoints  HW: quiz Friday

Thurs 12/5 (day 2, 60 min):   WU Metaphase + Phases pg 5  Cancer discussion and Mitosis card sort review.  Begin Stem Cell discussion HW: quiz over Sections 5.1-5.6 tomorrow. This is our last quiz this semester!!!

Fri. 12/6 : (day 3 , 40 min) WU – Stem Cells pg 9   Quiz. Finish talking about Stem Cells  HW: study for exam

coming up: Meiosis and exam study

November 22, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter

Week of 11/25/19:

Final Exam Review Guide

Mon. 11/25 (day 2, 60 min):  WU Cell Division Cell Size and Diffusion Lab part 1 HW: finish the prelab and be ready for tomorrow’s challenge!!

Tues 11/26 (day 3 , 40 min): WU – SA:V ratios   Part 2 of Cell Size Lab.  HW: Enjoy your break!

Coming up:  Mitosis, cell cycle and Cancer.  Quiz over Mitosis and Cell Cycle next Friday


November 15, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter

Week of 11/18/19:

Mon. 11/18 (day 2, 60 min):  WU Fermentation Muscle Fatigue and Exercise Lab HW: Mitochondria portion of booklet due tomorrow, Bread Dough Lab slide due on Wednesday.

Tues 11/19 (day 3 , 40 min): WU – Cellular respiration #2   Mitochondrial Structure and review the unit.  HW: Bread Dough slide due tomorrow. Unit 4 test Friday.

Wed. 11/20 (day 4, 100 min): WU -cellular respiration #3  Endosymbiotic Theory (powerpoint with worksheet) View Bread Dough slides – What was good and what could be better?    HW: testFriday

Thurs 11/21 (day 5 , 30 min):  no WU   Cell Respiration Kahoot.  Then add unit 5 worksheets to BILL HW: test over Unit 4  tomorrow. This is our last test this semester!!!

Fri. 11/22 (day 1, 40min):  no WU   Unit 4 test and complete chapter reflection HW: none

coming up: Mitosis chapter

November 8, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter

Week of 11/11/19:

Mon. 11/11 (day 2, 60 min): no WU  Algae Beads Lab HW: Lab due next Monday. Quiz over Photosynthesis on Thursday.

Tues 11/12 (day 3 , 40 min): WU – photosynthesis #3 on pg 4   Review Photosynthesis with a Kahoot. Start discussing Cellular Respiration (slides #19-23 of the Cellular Energy powerpoint) HW: Study for quiz. Read sections 4.1-4.6 in your book.

Wed. 11/13 (day 4, 100 min): WU -Cellular Respiration #1 on pg 5  Bread Dough and Fermentation Lab  HW: Bread Dough Lab slide presentation due next Wednesday.  Quiz tomorrow!

Thurs 11/14 (day 5 , 30 min):  no WU   Photosynthesis Quiz. You may have time to work on your vocabulary from Unit 4.  HW: Unit 4 vocabulary due tomorrow

Fri. 11/15 (day 1, 40min):  no WU   Work on part 2 of the Chloroplast and Mitochondria booklet handed out last week (you already did “chloroplasts”, now finish the “mitochondria” section the last 4 pages.) HW: Algae Beads lab due Monday, Mitochondria portion of booklet due Tuesday, Bread Dough lab slide due Wednesday.

coming up: Unit 4 test Friday 11/22.

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