McCarter Biology

Biology IS Life

September 27, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter
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Week of 9/30/19:

Mon. 9/30 (day 1, 40 min): no WU Quiz – Enzymes, open notes  HW: Complete the chapter reflection for BILL collection tomorrow.

Tues 10/1 (day 2 , 60 min): no WU  Add Unit 3 Overview, Vocab and warm up booklet. Complete the Prokaryote parts labeling and the Prokaryote vs. Eukaryote flipbook  Turn in BILLS at the end of the period for grading. HW: Wacky Cell Theory video (it is in section 3.1 of the book) and worksheet due Friday.  Bonus: for tomorrow, find the most unique prokaryote or prokaryote story. Write it on a piece of paper at least 8.5 x 11″ (I have large paper in the lab if you want to use it)- Winner by votes will receive bonus points! 

Wed. 10/2 (day 3, 40 min): WU-  Model a Prokaryote HW: see last night

Thurs 10/3 (day 4, 100 min):   WU – Cell Organelle Review #2 Vote on best Prokaryote!  Bacteria Lab.  HW: Wacky Cell Theory due tomorrow 

Fri. 10/4 (day 5, 30min):  WU -Prokaryote vs. Eukaryote #1  Watch Bonnie Bassler’s TEDTalk about Bacterial Quorum Sensing. View our glowing Bateria! HW:  we may need to view our bacteria on Monday.  Extra Credit Opportunity: Cell Organelle Yearbook Page due by Tuesday after Fall Break.

coming up: View our bacteria,  plasma membrane modeling

September 20, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter
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Week of 9/23/19:

Mon. 9/23 (day 1 altered, 30 min): WU- Enzymes #1 and #2  Finish Enzyme Foam Model Lab  HW: Pectinase video worksheet due tomorrow. Click here for the video.  Quiz next Monday over Enzymes.

Tues 9/24 (day 2 , 60 min): no WU  Catalase Lab  HW: Read sections 2.8 to 2. 12   

Wed. 9/25 (day 3, 40 min): WU-Levels of Protein Structure Finish Catalase Lab data analysis and make a graph on Excel  HW: Finish reading the chapter in CK12 book. Take notes in your BILL over this info – make them good since you will be able to use your notebook on Monday’s quiz.

Thurs 9/26 (day 4, 100 min):   WU – Enzymes #3 and Factors Affecting Enzymes  Go over chpater 2 test – anyone who received a D or F MUST meet with me during PRT M or N today! Finish Foam model lab – Inhibitors and Activation Energy. Time to complete your Catalase Lab.  HW: Quiz over Enzymes on Monday. BILLS collected after the quiz. Start working on the study guide found in the chapter overview.

Fri. 9/27 (day 5, 30min):  WU -Factors Affecting Enzyme #2  Enzyme review sheet. HW:  Quiz Monday. Finish study guide. BILLS collected Monday.

coming up: Bacteria lab – they GLOW!

September 13, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter
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Week of 9/16/19:

Mon. 9/16 (day 1, 40 min): WU- nucleic acids  Chapter review game, time to work on Organic Breakfast Lab or chapter study guide.  HW: Breakfast Lab due tomorrow, Chapter test Wednesday

Tues 9/17 (day 2 , 60 min): no WU    Set up BILL for next chapter, then discuss levels of protein structure and chemical reactions  HW: Test chapter 2 tomorrow. Finish study guide. BILLS will be collected and graded tomorrow.

Wed. 9/18 (day 3, 40 min): no WU Test Chapter 2. Finish chapter reflection after the test. HW: complete unit 2a Enzymes vocabulary for Monday.

Thurs 9/19 (day 4, 100 min):  no WU   Mrs. Busybody analogy story, Enzymes in Action Foam Model Lab HW: Pectinase video worksheet due Tuesday

Fri. 9/20 (day 5, 30min):   WU -Chemical Reactions Finish lab.   HW:  Unit 2a vocab due Monday. Pectinase video worksheet due Tuesday.

coming up: Enzyme wet lab, quiz Thursday, begin chapter on cells Friday

September 6, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter
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Week of 9/9/19:

Mon. 9/9 (day 1 altered, 40 min): WU- pH   Organic Molecules. Monomer vs. Polymer legos. Organic Molecule foldable, organic molecule lab testing foldable. Paper triglyceride and phospholipids. Observe the lipid lab test. HW:  Vocabulary for 2.1 and 2.2 due tomorrow. Quiz tomorrow over Water and pH.

Tues 9/10 (day 2 altered, 55 min): WU – Macromolecules Quiz – Water, Solutions, pH. Carbohydrates.  HW: remainder of the vocabulary due Monday.

Wed. 9/11 (day 3 altered, 35 min): WU – Lipids and Carbohydrates Proteins and Denaturing HW: see last night

Thurs 9/12 (day 4 altered, 85 min):  WU -Proteins Organic Breakfast Lab HW: Vocabulary due Monday. Test over 2.1-2.7  Wednesday next week.

Fri. 9/13 (day 5 altered, 25 min):  WU -Lab Tests Nucleic Acids  HW: Vocab due Monday. Test over unit 2 Wednesday – start studying and doing study guide over the weekend.

coming up: review chapter, test, enzymes

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