Thursday, March 6, 2014

Due tomorrow

Word Connect Game and Guided Reading for Chapter 48 and 49.2 are due tomorrow. :-)  Thanks, Mrs. Jones

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Updated


March 7
GR chapters 48 and 49.2 due
Chapter 48
49.2
 
 
·         Neuron organization and structure reflect function in information transfer
·         Ion pumps and ion channels establish the resting potential of a neuron
·         Action potentials are the signals conducted by axons
·         Neurons communicate with other cells at synapses
·         The vertebrate brain
March 11
Test: Overview of Kingdoms, 27.1, 27.2, 38.1, 39.2, 39.3, 39.5, 40.1, 40.2, 40.3, 40.4, 43 (all), 48 (all), 49.2
Outlines Due for the above portions of the chapters.  
 
March 13
Chapter 51
Animal behavior lab
GR Chapter 51 DUE
 (exclude 51.4)
·         Discrete sensory inputs stimulate both simple and complex behavior
·         Learning establishes specific links between experience and behavior
·         Selection for individual survival and reproductive success can explain most behaviors
March 17
GR Chapter 52.2 and 53 DUE
Animal Behavior lab due
52.2
Chapter 53
·         The structure and distribution of terrestrial biomes are controlled by climate and disturbance.
·         Dynamic biological processes influence population density, dispersion, and demographics
·         The exponential model describes population growth in an idealized, unlimited environment
·         The logical model describes how a population grows more slowly as it nears it carrying capacity
·         Life history traits are products of natural selection
·         Many factors that regulate population growth are density dependent
·         The human population is no longer growing exponentially but is still increasing rapidly
March 19
AP Practice Test
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March 21
Dissolved Oxygen Lab
Chapter 54
GR Chapter 54 DUE
 
·         Community interactions are classified by whether they help, harm, or have no effect on the species involved
·         Diversity and trophic structure characterize ecological communities
·         Disturbance influences species diversity and composition
·         Biogeographic factors affect community diversity
·         Pathogens alter community structure locally and globally
March 25
GR DUE
DO Lab Due
Chapter 55
Chapter 56.1 and 56.2
·         Physical laws govern energy flow and chemical cycling in ecosystems
·         Energy and other limiting factors control primary production in ecosystems
·         Energy transfer between trophic levels is typically only 10% efficient
·         Biological and geochemical processes cycle nutrients in ecosystems
·         Restoration ecology restores degraded ecosystems to a more natural state
·         Human activities threaten Earth’s biodiversity
·         Earth is changing rapidly as a result of human actions
March27
Test
 

Monday, February 17, 2014


February 18
GR DUE
Overview Table of the Six Kingdoms
Go over 27.1 and 27.2
Set up bacteria lab
·         General comparisons of the kingdoms
·         Structural and functional adaptations contribute to prokaryotic success
·         Rapid reproduction, mutation, and genetic recombination promote genetic diversity in prokaryotes. 
February 20
GR DUE
Go over Plant Concepts: 38.1, 39.2, 39.3, 39.5
Complete bacteria lab
Transpiration Lab on-Line
·         Flowers, double fertilization, and fruits are unique features of the angiosperm life cycle.
·         Plant hormones help coordinate growth, development, and responses to stimuli
·         Response to light are critical for plant success
·         Plants respond to attacks by herbivores and pathogens
February 25
GR DUE
Labs Due
Go over 40.1, 40.2, 40.3, and 40.4
Animal Behavior Lab
Kingdom quiz
·         Animal form and function are correlated at all levels of organization
·         Feedback control loops maintain the internal environment in many animals
·         Homeostatic processes for thermoregulation involve form, function, and behavior
·         Energy requirements are related to animal size, activity, and environment
February 27
GR DUE
Complete Animal Behavior Lab
Chapter 43
·         In innate immunity, recognition and response rely on traits common to groups of pathogens
·         In adaptive immunity, receptors provide pathogen-specific recognition
·         Adaptive immunity defends against infection of both body fluids and cells
·         Disruptions in immune system function can elicit or exacerbate disease
March 3
Behavior Lab Due
GR DUE
Chapter 48
49.2
 
·         Neuron organization and structure reflect function in information transfer
·         Ion pumps and ion channels establish the resting potential of a neuron
·         Action potentials are the signals conducted by axons
·         Neurons communicate with other cells at synapses
·         The vertebrate brain
March 5
Test
 
March 7
Chapter 51
GR DUE
 (exclude 51.4)
·         Discrete sensory inputs stimulate both simple and complex behavior
·         Learning establishes specific links between experience and behavior
·         Selection for individual survival and reproductive success can explain most behaviors
March 11
GR DUE
52.2
Chapter 53
·         The structure and distribution of terrestrial biomes are controlled by climate and disturbance.
·         Dynamic biological processes influence population density, dispersion, and demographics
·         The exponential model describes population growth in an idealized, unlimited environment
·         The logical model describes how a population grows more slowly as it nears it carrying capacity
·         Life history traits are products of natural selection
·         Many factors that regulate population growth are density dependent
·         The human population is no longer growing exponentially but is still increasing rapidly
March 13
Dissolved Oxygen Lab
Chapter 54
GR DUE
 
·         Community interactions are classified by whether they help, harm, or have no effect on the species involved
·         Diversity and trophic structure characterize ecological communities
·         Disturbance influences species diversity and composition
·         Biogeographic factors affect community diversity
·         Pathogens alter community structure locally and globally
March 17
GR DUE
DO Lab Due
Chapter 55
Chapter 56.1 and 56.2
·         Physical laws govern energy flow and chemical cycling in ecosystems
·         Energy and other limiting factors control primary production in ecosystems
·         Energy transfer between trophic levels is typically only 10% efficient
·         Biological and geochemical processes cycle nutrients in ecosystems
·         Restoration ecology restores degraded ecosystems to a more natural state
·         Human activities threaten Earth’s biodiversity
·         Earth is changing rapidly as a result of human actions
March 19
Test
 
 
 

                                                                                                  

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


February 4
·         Guided reading chapter 23 due
·         Take home test due
·         Chapter 23: The evolution of populations
·         Hardy Weinberg lab
Essential Understanding
1.       Genetic variation makes evolution possible.
2.       The H-W equation can be used to test whether a population is
3.       Natural selection, genetic drift, and gene flow can alter allele frequencies in a population.
4.       Natural selection the only mechanism that consistently causes adaptive evolution.
 
February 6
·         Guided reading chapter 24 due
·         Chapter 24: The origin of species
·         Complete Hardy Weinberg lab
Essential Understanding
1.       The biological species concept emphasizes reproductive isolation
2.       Speciation can take place with or without geographic separation.
3.       Hybrid zones reveal factors that cause reproductive isolation.
4.       Speciation can occur rapidly or slowly and can result from changes in few or many genes.
February 10
·         Letter to Darwin due February 7 still!
·         Guided Reading chapter 25 due
·         Chapter 25: The history of life on earth (exclude 25.6)
 
Essential Understanding
1.       Conditions on early earth made the origin of life possible.
2.       The fossil record documents the history of life.
3.       key events in life’s history include the origins of single-celled and multicelled organisms and the colonization of land.
4.       The rise and fall of groups of organisms reflect differences in speciation and extinction rates.
5.       Major changes in body form can result from changes in the sequences and regulation of developmental genes.
February 12
·         Guided Reading Chapter 6 due
·         Chapter 26: Phylogeny and the tree of life (exclude 26.4 and 26.5)
Essential Understanding                   .
1.       Phylogenies show evolutionary relationships.
2.       Phylogenies are inferred from morphological and molecular data.
3.       Shared characters are used to construct phylogenetic trees.
4.       New information continues to revise our understanding of the tree of life.
February 14
Test on 22-26
Unit organizers/outlines due