McCarter Biology

Biology IS Life

February 14, 2020
by Mrs. McCarter
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Week of 2/18/20:

Mon. 2/17: no school!

Tues 2/18(day 5, 30 min):  WU: Polygenic traits Discuss Other patterns of inheritance (incomplete dominance, epigenetics, epistasis). Do practice problems worksheet. HW:  Test Friday – read the chapter and start on the study guide

Wed. 2/19(day 1, 40 min): WU: Incomplete Dominance   Finish the worksheet from yesterday and discuss sickle cell, cystic fibrosis HW: work on study guide

Thurs 2/20  (day 2, 60 min):   WU: Epigenetics & Epistasis   review day and put all worksheets for the next unit into BILL HW: unit 7 test tomorrow. BILLS collected tomorrow

Fri. 2/21(day 3, 40 min): no WU Unit 7 test HW: none

coming up: begin Unit 8 DNA

February 7, 2020
by Mrs. McCarter
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Week of 2/10/20:

Mon. 2/10(day 5, 30 min): no WU  Quiz – Pedigrees  HW: none

Tues 2/11(day 1, 40 min):  WU: Genetic Disorders Blood type – model antigens and antibodies, inheritance/paternity testing, how to do a blood type lab test  HW:  read section 7.3 (Non-Mendelian Genetics)of the textbook

Wed. 2/12 (day 2, 60 min): WU: Multiple Alleles    Blood Typing Lab HW: read section 7.4 (Blood Types) from textbook

Thurs 2/13  (day 3, 40 min):   WU: Codominance   time to work on the Blood Typing Lab HW: Blood typing lab due tomorrow, pedigree quiz retake tomorrow

Fri. 2/14 : (day 4 100 min)  WU: Blood Types X 2 Retake Pedigree quiz, Polygenic M&Ms lab  HW: Test over unit 7 next Friday. Make sure you have read the entire chapter! If you have time, you may want to start the study guide.

coming up: test, begin Unit 8 DNA

January 31, 2020
by Mrs. McCarter
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Week of 2/3/20:

Mon. 2/3(day 5, 30 min): WU: Inheritance   Discuss X-linked traits and X inactivation  HW: none, BILLs collected today

Tues 2/4(day 1, 40 min):  WU: X-linked traits Calico Cats and X-inactivation activity, Start discussing pedigrees  HW: vocabulary Unit 7 due Thursday

Wed. 2/5 (day 2, 60 min): WU: X-inactivation    Pedigree Analysis worksheet HW: vocabulary due tomorrow

Thurs 2/6  (day 3, 40 min):   WU: Pedigrees pg 3    Finish Pedigree Analysis HW:  pedigree quiz Monday, review sheet handed out in class today

Fri. 2/7 : (day 4 100 min)  WU: Pedigrees 2 pg 4 Woody Guthrie and Huntington’s Disease pedigree activity  HW: Pedigree quiz Monday

coming up: Blood Typing – codominance and multiple alleles

January 24, 2020
by Mrs. McCarter
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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