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Summer Assign. Syllabus Labs

Contact Mrs. King: kbking@lenoircityschools.net

AP Biology College Board Curriculum Framework 

Campbell Biology 10e AP Edition  eTextbook

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At LCHS, the AP Biology course consists of 2 semesters (36 weeks).  The first semester is labeled Honors Biology II  and second semester is labeled AP Biology.  The two semesters together make up the AP Biology curriculum.  Students enrolled in AP Biology must be enrolled in both semesters.  Students enrolled in semester one only (Honors Biology II) will still follow the AP curriculum and all AP assignments.

 2017-18 Students

Summer Assignment


 

August 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

In-Service

2

Registration Day

3

In-Service

 

4

First Day: Welcome Students

bullet Syllabus
bulletCourse expectations
bulletMastering Biology
bullet AP Test Prep Book

Summer assignments:

bullet lab rubric and scavenger hunt rubric

7

Science Practices

bulletSafety rules
bulletCreate a short lab safety presentation with your lab group on proper lab safety. Present to class
bulletView Models and Mathematics and complete worksheet(s)

 

 

8

Safety Presentations

Biology Basics

bulletHandouts-  equations and formulas, lab report template, lab grading rubric
bulletSet up notebooks

Home learning: Mastering Biology- read ch. 1 and  complete ch. 1 lesson due 8/14/17

9

Graphing

bullet Graphing practice
bulletPaper models
bulletProbes and computer graphs
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Brush up on independent variable and dependent variable

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Test probe-ware with chrome books

10

Present Summer Assignment

bulletScavenger Hunt

 

Guest Speaker

bulletInternet Safety - Don Richards, IT Analyst III, University of Tennessee Knoxville
bulletJuniors and Seniors during 2nd block

11

Safety Test

bullet30 MC & 4 SR

Experimental Design

bulletWorksheet

 

Due: Safety agreements

14

Artificial Selection

bulletPre-read lab protocol

Research Fast Plants and find out what they are and how they grow

Work on summer assignment/tomato plant lab report

bulletResources: Syllabus for Big Ideas; lab report template, lab grading rubric

*Order AP Test Prep Book as soon as possible

Due: Mastering Biology ch 1

15

Artificial Selection Lab: Quantitative Skills

bulletPlant Brassica seeds and place under grow lights
bulletGraphing , data analysis, hypothesis testing, and mathematical modeling
bulletSelect for specific traits over several generations

Present Summer Assignment

bulletScavenger Hunt

 

16 (flies were delivered a semester too soon)

Drosophila Melanogaster

bulletResearch
bulletGo to Canvas -> Modules -> Fruit Fly Observation
bulletObserve behaviors
bulletSex flies
bulletRecord all data in tables and graphs
bulletSet up new growing chambers

 

 

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Observations: plants and flies

Graphing

bulletGo to Canvas -> Modules -> Intro --> Graphing Skills & Free Response Practice
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Complete Graphing Practice

bulletData Collection Video

18  NHS Meeting 4th Block

Test: Nature of Science/Methodology

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Graphing

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Inquiry

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Experimental design

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Presenting evidence without bias

Observations

bulletMeasure plants and record data, take photos for documentation
bulletGenerate hypothesis
bulletObserve flies and study behavior

Due: $20 lab fee

21

Solar Eclipse- School Closed due to high traffic volumes

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Artificial Selection Lab

bulletObserve Fast Plants and record data
bulletWork on lab questions

Fly Behavior

bullet Observe patterns in behavior
bulletCount population size and record changes

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The Chemical Context of Life

bulletPPT notes in Canvas
bulletRead Ch. 2
bulletComplete Mastering Biology Ch. 2 (due 8/28)

 

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Water and Life

bulletPPT notes in Canvas
bulletRead ch 3;  Water, pH and buffers
bulletComplete Mastering Biology Ch 3 (due 8/30)

 

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Quiz

bulletCh. 2 & 3

Observe Fast Plants and record data

Enzyme Lab Activity if time permits

28

Carbon

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PPT notes in Canvas

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Read Ch 4

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Complete Mastering Biology Ch 4 (due 9/1/17)

Set up lab trays for tomorrow

Due: Mastering Biology ch 2

29

Origins of Life Lab

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Canvas

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Big Idea 1: The process of evolution drives the diversity of life

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Guided Activity

 

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Origins of Life Lab

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Inquiry

Due: Mastering Biology ch 3

31

Origins of Life Lab

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Finalize experiment

bulletStudent groups record  findings in a typed lab document (one report per team - due 9/7).

 

Due: Summer tomato lab report. Scavenger Hunt (for students who added class at beginning of semester)

 

September 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

In-Service

 

4

Labor Day-  No School

5

Structure and Function of Lg. Bio. Molecules

bulletRead Ch 5
bulletCanvas Notes

Due: Mastering Biology Ch 4

6

Quiz

bulletCarbon (Ch. 4)

Structure and Function of Lg. Bio. Molecules

bulletCanvas Notes
bulletMastering Biology Ch 5 (due 9/18)

7

Finish Notes

Research

bulletLipids: Steroids -Hormones
bulletFollow rubric

Due: Origins of Life Lab

8

Research

bulletLipids: Steroids -Hormones
bulletMedical
bulletEthics

 

 

11

Research

bulletLipids: Steroids -Hormones
bulletPresent findings

 

 

12

Quiz

bulletCh 5: Lg. Bio. Molecules

Virtual Lab

bulletCanvas for instructions and genes
bulletAP Lab 3: Analyzing Polypeptide Sequence Data
bulletUniprot.org  research amino acid sequences for known proteins

Parent/Teacher conferences

13

Finish Virtual Lab

bulletAP Lab 3: Analyzing Polypeptide Sequence Data
bulletUniprot.org  research amino acid sequences for known proteins
bulletDue Monday

ASB - Get caught up on labs that are due on Friday

14

Free Response Practice

bulletAnswer a free response question
bulletScore a released student free response using a rubric

15  NHS Meeting

Finalize AP Lab 3

Read Ch. 6 & 7

Prepare for Monday's test

Due: Mastering Biology Ch 5, Fly Lab Observation & Artificial Selection Lab

18

Test

bulletCh 2-5: Water, Carbon, Biological Molecules

Quizlet Practice

Read Ch. 6 & 7, complete Mastering Biology for each chapter

Due: Mastering Biology Follow up Ch 5, and Uniprot.org data

19

Cells

bulletResearch - Canvas

 

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Cells

bulletResearch
bulletOrganelle handout: Cell Structures and Processes (due Friday)

ASB

bulletACT practice
bulletQuizlet Practice
bulletWork on Mastering Biology assignments

21

Membranes

bulletNotes, ch 7
bulletHandouts: water potential, Diffusion, Osmosis, O. in plant cells, active transport
bulletBio Factsheet #8

22

Presentations

bulletOrganelle research
bulletAssemble cell in the hall

Prelab Q & A

Due: Mastering Biology ch 6 & Organelle handout

25

AP Lab 4: Diffusion and Osmosis

bulletCanvas - Water potential PPT and lab protocol
bulletPre-lab questions
bulletProcedure 1: Surface area and cell size

Formal lab report due 10/6

 

26

AP Lab 4: Diffusion and Osmosis

bulletRedo procedure 1
bulletProcedure 2: Modeling Diffusion and Osmosis

 

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AP Lab 4: Diffusion and Osmosis

bulletProcedure 3: Osmosis in living cells
bulletBegin procedure 4: Designing and conducting independent investigations

Handout Water Potential (PSI) practice problems -  due 10/5/17

Due: Mastering Biology ch 7

28

AP Lab 4: Diffusion and Osmosis

bulletFinish procedure 4: Designing and conducting independent investigations

 

29

AP Lab 4: Diffusion and Osmosis

bulletFinalize lab and complete lab report

Video resources

bullet Organization
bullet Membranes
bullet Transport

 

Read Ch. 12 - Cell Cycle

October 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

2

Cell Cycle

bulletNotes in Canvas
bulletRead chapter 12
bullet POGIL worksheet

Home learning: Mastering Biology Ch. 12

3

Cell Cycle

bulletHHMI lab with handout

 

4

Cell Cycle

bulletFinish HHMI lab
bulletTurn in paperwork

ASB - Work on lab report or study for Friday's test

5

Check Cell Regulation Worksheet

Complete cells and hang in hallway

Review

bulletQuizlet
bulletReview  notes
bullet AP style questions

Due: PSI sample problems

6

Test

bulletOrganelles
bulletMembranes
bulletCell cycle

Make up test: Cell membranes and transport

Due: Diffusion & Osmosis lab report, Mastering Biology ch 12

9

Fall Break

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Fall Break

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Fall Break

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Fall Break

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Fall Break

16

Cell Signaling

bulletNotes in canvas
bulletHandout- POGIL Cell Communication
bullet Cell communication

Read chapter 11; Complete Mastering Biology Ch. 11

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Cell Communication

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POGIL - Signal transduction 

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Work on Mastering Biology

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Quizlet practice

Watch supporting videos

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Evolution of cell communication

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Signal transduction in pathways

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Effects of change in pathways

18

Quiz

bulletCell Communication
bulletSignal transduction  

Yeast & Cell Communication Research

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Directions in Canvas for pre-lab research

ASB - make up work, Master Biology, etc.

19

Cell Communication Pre-Lab

bulletResearch
bulletPrepare science board

 

Set up lab trays

Web resources:

bullet Signal Molecules
bullet MAPK signaling
bullet How bacteria talk

20

Cell Communication Lab

bulletGuided Inquiry

Due: POGIL worksheets

23

Cell Communication Lab

bullet Guided Inquiry
bulletBegin Inquiry

Due: Ch 11 Mastering Biology

24

Cell Communication Lab

bulletInquiry

 

25

Cell Communication Lab

bulletInquiry
bulletWork on  boards

 

ASB -

26

Cell Communication Lab

bulletFinalize Inquiry
bulletWork on  boards

 

27

Cell Communication Lab

bulletComplete boards

 

 

30

Cell Communication Lab

bulletPresent science boards
bulletturn in lab packet
bulletPeer review

31

Mathematical Modeling

bulletChi square practice
bulletCandy chi-square activity

Resource: Test for Independence


November 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

Introduction to Metabolism

bulletNotes
bulletHandouts due Monday
bulletMastering Biology
bulletRead chapter 8
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Role of ATP in anabolic and catabolic processes

ASB: Quizlet Live

2

Cellular Respiration & Fermentation

bulletRead Chapter 9
bulletHandouts due Monday

6 Research Teams

bulletResearch your assigned topic
bulletProduce handouts to give to class
bulletPresent tomorrow

3

Cellular Respiration & Fermentation

bulletPresent topics
bullet Virtual practice
bulletMastering Biology


Set up lab materials for respiration lab

6

Respiration Lab

bulletGuided Inquiry (Carolina protocol)
bullet Lab setup

Home learning:  review signal transduction pathways

Due: Handouts from Wednesday and Thursday

7

Respiration Lab

bulletInquiry

8

Quiz

bulletSignal Transduction

Respiration Lab

bulletInquiry

ASB: Quizlet

9

Finalize Lab

bulletClean  lab equipment and put all supplies away
bulletSummary of learning and Big Ideas in a brief PowerPoint

10

Cellular Respiration Virtual Lab

bullet Background information & review
bullet Lab Bench
bulletComplete lab, answer all questions on word doc and screen capture quiz. 

13

Photosynthesis

bulletNotes Ch. 10 - Canvas

Set up lab trays

 

14

Photosynthesis Lab

bulletGuided Inquiry

Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30- 6:30

15

Lab

bulletInquiry

ASB : Quizlet

16

Quiz

bulletPhotosynthesis & Respiration

Lab

bulletInquiry

17

Finish  Lab

bulletComplete both Photosynthesis and Respiration lab packets and turn in by Nov. 21.
bulletSummary of learning and Big Ideas in a brief PowerPoint
bulletDue no later than 11/21

Due: MB ch 9

20

Thanksgiving Feast

bullet sign up

Begin presentations

21

Finish Presenting Data

Solar Beads

Due: Photosynthesis and Respiration lab packets & PPT

22

Thanksgiving Vacation

23

Thanksgiving Vacation

24

Thanksgiving Vacation

27

Review

bulletQuizlet Live
bulletSmall groups

Due: MB ch. 10

28

Test

bulletPhotosynthesis & Respiration

 

29

Test corrections

bulletPartial Credit
bulletInstructions in Canvas

Read Chapter 13 and study life cycles of  Sordaria (fungus)

ASB

30

Meiosis & Life Cycles

bulletNotes, ch 13 - Canvas > Modules > Genetics > Meiosis & Sexual Life Cycles
bulletBio Factsheet : Cancer
bulletMastering Biology ch 13 - due 12/13/17

Virtual Lab: Meiosis


December 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

AP Lab 7: Cell Division

bulletProtocol in canvas
bulletRoot tips 
bulletPaper sordaria activity

Due: 12/6/17

4

Disorders

bulletRead Ch 14 and outline chapter
bulletMastering Biology ch 14 (due 12/13/17)

 

 

5

Lab Activity

bulletKaryotypes
bulletDue Friday

Rubric for research

6

Research

bulletGenetic Disorders
bulletGroups of 3

 

Due: Paperwork for Cell Division Lab

ASB:

7

Research Genetic Disorders

8

Quiz

Research Genetic Disorders

 

Due: Karyotypes

11

Present Research

bulletDo an amazing job - counts as test grade

12

Finish Presentations

bulletDo an amazing job - counts as test grade

13

Christmas Feast & Celebration

bulletBring something to share

Last day for students who are exempt from Final Exams

Due: Mastering Biology Ch. 13 & 14

ASB: Make up missing work

14 

1st & 2nd Block Exams

15 

3rd & 5th Block Exams

Final/Midterm

bulletScientific Method
bulletPhotosynthesis
bulletRespiration
bulletCell Communication
bulletMitosis & Meiosis
bulletCancer

Play in auditorium during 1st block

18

Make up day

19

Make up day

Submit extra credit video

 

20

Christmas Break

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January 2018

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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Molecular Genetics

bulletCh. 16 notes
bulletDNA & RNA structure and function

*If you are taking the AP Exam in May, order AP Test Prep Book as soon as possible

5

Molecular Genetics

8

Molecular Genetics

bulletCh.  17
bulletReview Replication, transcription and translation (protein synthesis)

 

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Bacterial Identification

bulletVirtual Lab 
bulletGo to Canvas -> Modules -> Molecular Biology ->Bacterial Identification

12

Plasmid

15

In-Service

16

Biotechnology

bulletPre-Lab
bulletGel Electrophoresis Worksheet
bullet Step by step gel electrophoresis
bullet Casting a gel (BioRad)
bullet Loading & running gel (BioRad)

 

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February 2018

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March 2018

Monday

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Easter Break


April 2018

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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Easter Break

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May 2018

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

In-Service

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Review for exam

Understanding the AP Biology Exam

bullet Video Users Guide
bullet Worksheet

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AP Biology College Board Exam 8 AM

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Final Exam Pt. 1

bulletMC

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Final Exam Pt. 2

bulletFree Response

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Last day of class

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Resources

AP Biology Video Review (Boseman)  AP Biology Review Cards 

 AP Biology Review Manual(Amazon)    Kahn Academy

Learnerator: AP Biology Review

 

My Amazing LCHS AP Biology Students

2017-18

AP 2018

2 students absent for 2017-18 photo (above)

  AP Bio2017.18

 

 

2016-17

 AP Bio 2016-17

2015-2016

AP Biology Students 2016

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Last modified: December 12, 2017