McCarter Biology

Biology IS Life

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.

November 1, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter

Week of 11/4/19:

Mon. 11/4 (day 2, 60 min): no WU  Test Unit 3 – Cells,  chapter reflection, turn in BILLs. Then complete the Photosynthesis Cut and Paste matching activity. HW: complete the Photosynthesis activity tonight if you did not have time during class.

Tues 11/5 (day 3 , 40 min): WU – autotrophs and heterotrophs   Leaf structure foldable. HW: Microscope cut and paste due tomorrow. 

Wed. 11/6 (day 4, 100 min): WU -photosynthesis  Microscope Lab HW: Lab due Friday

Thurs 11/7 (day 5 , 30 min):  WU – microscopes  Guard cell structure. Begin Chloroplast and Mitochondrion booklet – only do chloroplast section for now HW: Microscope lab due tomorrow

Fri. 11/8 (day 1, 40min):  WU – photosynthesis pg 4   Water and Carbon Cycles. Then begin the Algae Beads Pre-Lab HW: Finish chloroplast section of booklet for Tuesday. Quiz over photosynthesis is next Thursday.

coming up: Algae Beads Lab, cellular respiration – fermentation and making bread!

October 25, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter

Week of 10/28/19:

Mon. 10/28 (day 2, 60 min):  WU- Freshwater protists  Finish the Passive Trasport Foldable. Discuss Active Transport and do the Active Transport FoldableHW: Test chapter 3 next Monday – Review sheet handed out in class today.

Tues 10/29 (day 3 , 40 min): no WU  begin Stop Action Animation project. HW: see last night

Wed. 10/30 (day 4, 100 min): WU – Active Transport Stop Action Animation project of active transport. See the directions and grading rubric under “Assignments” tab above  HW:  video due Friday

Thurs 10/31(day 5 , 30 min):   no WU – check to make sure they are all done, we will do the microscope warmup with the next chapter. Time to work on your video,  your study guide for chapter 3 and review sheet of transport types   HW: finish the study guide for Monday – test day!

Fri. 11/1 (day 1, 40min):  no WU  watch the Videos HW: chapter 3 study guide and transport review sheet due Monday. Test chapter 3 

coming up: Test, begin chapter Cellular Energy

October 18, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter

Week of 10/21/19:

Mon. 10/21 (day 2, 60 min):  WU- Dialysis Review Friday’s activity. Egg Lab part 1. Then work on the Pre-lab questions. HW: Finish the pre-lab questions for Wednesday if you did not finish in class. Quiz Thursday over sections 3.1-3.4 in book Prokaryotes and Plasma Membrane

Tues 10/22 (day 3 , 40 min): WU – Osmosis #1  Diffusion/Osmosis activity – How do you know which solution is hypertonic? How do you know which molecules will move in which direction?  HW: see last night

Wed. 10/23 (day 4, 100 min): WU – Osmosis #2 Hand out membrane review. Label your Membrane Model from last week. Egg Lab part 2. Then time to finish lab. PRT used as a review – some of you will be required to stay!!  HW:  quiz tomorrow.

Thurs 10/24(day 5 altered, 20 min):   no WU Quiz Prokaryotes and Plasma Membrane  HW: none

Fri. 10/25 (day 1, 40min):  WU -Saltwater Fish and Osmosis  Go over yesterday’s quiz.  Finish the worksheet activity with hypertonic solutions from Wednesday. Begin the Passive Transport Foldable – do the front page and the “diffusion” portion. We will finish the rest on Monday. HW: none. Next test is Monday 11/4 over chapter 3.

coming up: Active transport and review for test

October 8, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter

Week of 10/14/19:

Mon. 10/14 (day 3, 40 min):  WU- Prokaryotes vs. Eukaryote #3 on pg 4 Class time to work on vocabulary words – use the textbook!!!  HW: Finish the vocabulary words if you didn’t in class

Tues 10/15 (day 4 , 60 min – PRT portion will not meet): WU – Plasma Membrane structure on pg 6  Colr and Label the Plasma Membrane Foldable  HW: Complete the foldable by Thursday and glue into your BILL. I will collect BILLS on Thursday.

Wed. 10/16:  Freshman Retreat Day!

Thurs 10/17 (day 5, 30 min):   WU – Selective Permeability Diffusion Activity HW: none

Fri. 10/18 (day 1, 40min):  WU -Plasma Membrane Structure pg 5  Diffusion and Dialysis Activity/Lab Demonstration HW: quiz next Thursday over sections 3.1-3.4 in book.

coming up: Egg lab, quiz over sections 3.1-3.4 Thursday

October 4, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter

Week of 10/7/19:

Mon. 10/7 (day 1 – altered, 35 min): WU- Prokaryotes vs. Eukaryotes #2 Plasma Membrane modeling – Click here for an Animation that could help.  HW: Extra Credit Opportunity: Cell Organelle Yearbook Page due by Tuesday after Fall Break.

Tues 10/1 (day 2 – altered , 30 min): no WU  complete your plasma membrane model HW:  see last night. Enjoy your fall break!

coming up: membranes and cell transport

September 27, 2019
by Mrs. McCarter

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

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

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

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