Sunday, September 13, 2015

AP biology Plans Unit 1

September 15
September 17
No class
A tour of the cell
o   Eukaryotic cells have internal membranes that compartmentalize their functions.
o   The eukaryotic cell’s genetic instructions are housed in the nucleus and carried out by the ribosomes.
o   The endomembrane system regulates protein traffic and performs metabolic functions in the cell.
o   Mitochondria and chloroplasts change energy from one form to another.
No class
Membrane structure and function
o   Cellular membranes are fluid mosaics of lipids and proteins.
o   Membrane structure results in selective permeability.
o   Passive transport is diffusion of a substance across a membrane with no energy investment.
o   Active transport uses energy to move solutes against their gradients.
o   Bulk transport across the plasma membrane occurs by exocytosis and endocytosis.  
No class
Student Objective

Using white board simulations, students will compare and contrast eukaryotic/prokaryotic cells and plant/animal cells with 100% accuracy. 

By creating a model, students will explain the structure and function of the cell membrane with 100% accuracy.

Anticipatory Set

Tour of a cell video from Harvard.

Go over test 1

Instructional Process

o   Student led concept comparison on prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
o   Student led concept comparison on plant and animal cells.
o   Student constructs frame on cellular organelles.

o   Teacher led frame notes on the cell membrane.
o   Student led construction of a cell membrane using the white board. 


Discuss cell unit organizer.

Discuss cell unit organizer


Campbell textbook
College board

Campbell textbook
College board


Chapter 7 guided reading and online activities
Monday: extra credit projects due

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Date and Objective
Instructional Process
August 11
  1. Introduction to the course using the course organizer and unit organizer
  2. Using a powerpoint and safety quiz, students will learn safe and proper use of laboratory equipment. The safety  procedures will be modeled and used throughout the course.

o        Checklist:  course organizer, parent letter, lab safety, webpage, student handbook, code of conduct, PBIS, clinic cards
o        Teacher and students will discuss the Letter to Parents and class expectations.  Parent letter is to be signed and returned.

o        Using the white board and students will view and discuss the Course Organizer

o        Using a teacher led powerpoint discussion, students will discuss proper laboratory safety rules and regulations.  The students will fill out a laboratory safety form as led by the teacher.  Students and parents should sign and return the form.

o        Think Pair Share:  What do you know?  Students will be given a list of biology SOL questions to see how much information they already know.

August 13
1.       Using a teacher guided frame, students will identify all components of the scientific method. 
o   Collect signed forms
o   Pre-Test
o   Chapter 1 Guided Reading Due
o   Allow students to sign up for outside book reading.
o   As a class, students and teacher will co-construct unit organizer for scientific method unit 1.  Teacher will explain the importance and function of the unit organizer.
o   Using a ppt and teacher led frame, students will break down the components of the scientific method. 
August 17
1.       While conducting a lab, students will collect preliminary observations, both qualitative and quantitative, make clear distinctions among observations, inferences, and predictions, and determine the extent to which data support a hypothesis. 

o   On-line activities Chapter 1 Due
o   In a competitive white board game, students will identify laboratory tools and their function.
o   Students, working in groups, will complete the scientific method frame for the Scientific Method Design Lab.
o   Students, working in groups formed by the teacher, will conduct a lab, Scientific Method Design, to reinforce the components of the scientific method.
August 19
1.       Using a teacher led frame and practice worksheet, students will learn units of the metric system and practice metric conversions.

o   Scientific Method Frame Due
o   Teacher led frame on the metric system.
o   Students will practice metric system conversions.
o   Students will complete microscope lab.
August 21
1.       Test on Biology 1: Scientific Investigation.
Introduction to chapter 2 Chemistry  
o   Metric practice Due
o   Unit Organizer Due
o   Microscope lab due
o   Test on Biology 1
o   Introduction of Ecology Unit