McCarter Biology

Biology IS Life

February 28, 2020
by Mrs. McCarter
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Week of 3/2/20:

Mon. 3/2 (day 4, 100 min)WU: Transformation pg 4 & Discovering DNA pg 5. 30 min to work on History of DNA chart. Use the following: for Griffith; or Khan Academy Classic Experiments video for all the other scientists. Then we will spend some time reviewing the History of DNA’s Discovery.  We will spend the last portion of the period beginning DNA replication – paper replication model. HW: Quiz tomorrow over DNA structure and history of DNA (sections 8.3 and 8.4 of your book). Finish the History of DNA chart.

Tues 3/3 (day 5, 30 min):   Quiz over DNA structure and History of DNA’s Discovery  HW:  Finish DNA Extraction lab if you didn’t do it last week. Watch Amoeba Sisters Replication video

Wed. 3/4(day 1 altered, 35 min): WU Central Dogma pg 3 Candy Replication project  HW: Candy Replication Project due Tuesday

Thurs 3/5  (day 2, 60 min):   WU Replication Enzymes pg 5 & DNA Replication pg 6  Finish the Candy Replication Project HW: project due Monday

Fri. 3/6 (day 3, 40 min):  WU: DNA Replication pg 7  Review worksheet for Replication HW: Project due Tuesday. Replication quiz Wednesday.

coming up: replication quiz, Begin Unit 9 Protein Synthesis

February 21, 2020
by Mrs. McCarter
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Week of 2/24/20:

Mon. 2/24 (day 4, 100 min): Test Unit 7 – BILLs collected at the beginning of the period. Then add Unit 8 to your BILL. During PRT we will make a paper DNA model to put into your notes.  HW: watch video “What is DNA?”

Tues 2/25(day 5, 30 min):  WU: DNA Structure  Do magnetic DNA model  HW:  Unit 8 vocabulary due Monday

Wed. 2/26(day 1 altered, 35 min): no WU DNA Extraction lab part 1  HW: see last night

Thurs 2/27  (day 2, 60 min):   no WU  DNA Extraction lab part 2 HW: vocab due Monday

Fri. 2/28(day 3, 40 min):  WU: DNA Structure pg 3  Double Helix video, chart of  History of DNA’s Discovery. WEbsite links that were left out of the copy you have: for Griffith; for all the other scientists HW: vocab due Monday, quiz over DNA structure Tuesday

coming up: quiz, DNA replication

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

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