Ap Biology Chapter 11 Guided Reading Assignment Answers

 Phillips Scientific Methods

AP Biology

General Information for Starting the Course :


AP Biology Syllabus - Fall 2017

Summer Assignment: Fall 2017 -(*Must download first or hyperlinks won't work)
*if the hyperlink to the required 'Statistics and Ch 1-4' questions still doesn't work after downloading, click here to access it. Links to the videos are below (see left column) under          "Unit Assignments"

AP Biology Book ProjectFall 2017 
​*INSTALLMENTS FOR THIS BOOK PROJECT MUST BE DONE IN A COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK AND WILL COUNT AS ONE TEST GRADE. This notebook must NOT be the same one that you will use for collecting lab data throughout the semester, so be sure to DO THIS ASSIGNMENT IN A SEPARATE COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK.  YOU MUST 'HAND-WRITE' EACH QUESTION, FOLLOWED BY THE ANSWER. You must follow the directions exactlyfor the opportunity to do the 'extra credit' questions toward the end of the semester and be eligible to drop your lowest test grade!

Other Important Information to Know before Starting the Course:

1) Here is a suggested link (there are certainly other reputable sites) for purchasing a used hard copy of our book. The Campbell 'Biology' book is considered the 'granddaddy' of college biology textbooks and is a great book to have on hand. However, purchasing one to keep at home is optional! The good news is that buying a used copy is pretty inexpensive and having one at home will greatly lighten the load of your backpack, since the book is really heavy. A book will be issued to you from school in the fall, but it must be returned at the end of fall semester (*remember, the AP Exam is in May). If you decide to purchase one to keep at home, the school-issued book could be kept in your locker. Regardless of what you choose to do, you must have a hard copy of the book in class EVERY DAY!

2) Be sure & sign up for a Remind account! Here's the code for 2017-18 remind_2017.docx

​3) Email me BY 6/4/17 to get your online book (etext) access code! susan.phillips@cobbk12.org.
For FIRST TIME on-line access:

 A) Open www.pearsonschool.com/access, as instructed on the attachment that I will send you, after you email me with the request. Enter the student code from the attachment and create your account. Once you create a user name and PW,  log out. 
Go to  http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/masteringbiology/ to access the etext, reading guides, etc.
Do NOT go back to the access site and enter the student code again! The Pearson site sees each log-in, where you enter the student access code, as a 'new' (different) student. Once a student access code has been used 50 times, NO ONE else can access the site. So if I get a new student, s/he cannot access the site, as they will not give me anymore codes for 2017-2018. Please BE SURE to write down your user name and PW somewhere, because I will not have access to it!

4) THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON CHAPTERS 1-4, ALONG WITH GRAPHING AND BASIC STATISTICS, DURING THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE SEMESTER (likely Wednesday, 8/2). Chapter 5 ('Large Biological Molecules') will not be on the 1st quiz, but will be on the 1st test. I would recommend you read, take notes and do the Ch 5 Reading Guide (you are responsible for printing it from the Pearson website) before school starts. Projected date for 1st Major Test: Tuesday, 8/8 or Wednesday, 8/9. 

5) To be successful in this course, it is required that you 'work ahead' (please read the AP Biology Syllabus at the top of this page). Each reading guide must be completed the night before we begin the topic, which means you will have homework (for an upcoming unit) on the same evening that you just completed a major test. Unlike Magnet and Honors Biology, there is very little time in class devoted to 'lecture/explaining', as AP Biology is mostly application based. There is a great deal of explorative lab work, as mandated by College Board. Students must be responsible for a great deal of their own learning. Those who get behind typically do not do very well in the course. Remember...this is a college course you are taking in high school.  Be proactive and do not procrastinate!

6) See the right hand column under "Additional Information" (below) for recommended paperback texts to purchase for this class. *I highly recommend you get the Pearson Education 'AP Test Prep' book (Author: Holtzclaw) ASAP.  I only have ONE class set, so students can't take a copy of it home. I know it's available on Amazon, as well as other sites. Make sure the edition is 2013 or newer. 

​7) Power Points, Videos, Formula sheets, etc. for the 'Summer Assignments' can be found below. 'PPts' are in one section (below, left) and 'Unit Work' is in another section (below, further down on the left). 'Class Announcements' and 'Resources', such as links for 'College Board' are below, right hand column. Be sure and register for a College Board account asap. Exam registration usually begins in October. 

I am genuinely looking forward to having each of you in class and getting to know all of you. :)

Here's to a great school year!
​Mrs. Phillips

*Please actively check 'Class Announcements' in the right hand column, below


Unit Assignments: Guided Reading, Homework,  Labs, etc 

SUMMER ASSIGNMENT 2017-18 (Part of Unit 1):
*All Power Points that correlate to these assignments are in the 'Power Point' section of this blog (scroll up)
1) Summer Assignment 2017-2018 (read first)
2) Statistics and Ch 1-4 questions- due the FIRST DAY of class. 
     A. Links to the Bozeman Science videos: 
          1. Statistics and Graphing
          2. Standard deviation 
          3. Standard error
          4. Intro to graphing
          5. Graphing by hand 
​          6. Graphing by spreadsheet 
    B. Link to Kevin Piers video:
          1. Standard Deviation and Standard Error
    C- Bozeman- AP Biology Videos . All videos can be found here. Then, go to "AP Biology Practices". Watch and take notes in your notebook on the following:
       1. http://www.bozemanscience.com/apb-practice-1-models-representations. 
​       2. Using Mathematics. Do not worry if you don't understand the example using Hardy-Weinberg.  Although I did it in Mag Bio, I'm not sure every teacher did. We will get to it later in the semester.
      3. Scientific Practices 
      4. Data Collection Strategies 
      5. Analysis and Evaluation of the Evidence 
      6. Scientific Explanation and Theories 
      7. Scales, Concepts and Representations 
   D- Chapters 1-4: Recommended (but not required) for Review: You are expected to remember all of these concepts! *Power Points for Statistics and Ch 1-4 are above, in the 'Power Points' section of this blog
      1. Bozeman Biology: Watch these Videos-
A) Water and Life; B) Water: A Polar Molecule; C) Scientific Method; D) Characteristics of Life; E) Hierarchy of Life; F) Domains; G) Feedback Loops (*this will be covered in more depth later, however, understanding loops is ESSENTIAL, so it would be a good idea to get a jump start here)
      2. Bozeman Chemistry: If you don't remember the following concepts well, watch the videos under 'Periodicity'. The same goes for watching the video under 'Bonding' (Covalent and Ionic Bonds), as well as  'Chemical Reactions' (Balancing Equations).

How to Access the Campbell 'Biology' text electronically:
 You can access the Pearson (publisher) site using the class code that I will provide to you (after you email me with a request).  Enter the code here:
 Once you have successfully accessed the site, create a user name and PW. Make it something you will remember, as I will NOT have access to your personal info! Then, log out and DO NOT go to the above link and enter the access code again. 
Next, go to:  http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/masteringbiology/ 
​and log in with your newly created user name and PW.  This allows you to get the e-text, reading guides, chapter reviews, practice quizzes, virtual labs, etc. *Bookmark this site, as you will use it often.

 Although this is not a summer assignment, it is a semester long project that begins the first day of school and some may want to get a jump start early. Click here for information regarding 'HeLa'.  FYI- The first installment is due 8/11/17. Also, I have about 12 books of 'Henrietta Lacks' in my room that are available to check out. First come, first serve!

UNIT 1Ch 1-5 (Basic Chemistry & Biochemistry, Statistics, Graphing, Scientific Method)

Unit 1-Part A (to be completed as part of the Summer Assignment):
*NOTE- MASTERY OF CHAPTERS 1-4, Intro to Statistics, Graphing, Scientific Method IS PART OF THE SUMMER ASSIGNMENT. A quiz will be given during the 1st week of the semester on these topics.  (*Chap 5 and the Catalase Lab IS NOT part of the Summer Assignment but will be on a comprehensive UNIT test, given the 2nd week of school) 

PPt's for Ch 1-4 and Statistics are above, left (under 'Power Points'). Chap 5 is NOT part of the Summer Assignment, although going over it is HIGHLY recommended, as this course moves at a very fast pace. 

For links to SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS- See above (scroll up)

Unit 1-Part B (to be completed once school starts- 2017): 

After we have gotten your books from the bookroom and taken the Ch 1-4 Quiz, students will pair up on computers:
1- Go to the Pearson site 'Study Area' for Ch 1. Click on 'Lab Media'.  Find the 'GraphIt' assignment and complete.  Make notes in your Lab composition notebook. (*Note- this may be done as HW)
2- Go to this site. Do exercises 1 and 2. Make notes of any questions you missed in your comp notebook. More assignments from 'Math Bench Biology Modules' will be added later. *Do at home. Only 6 of 14 computers are currently working :(

3- Do half of the Chapter 5 RG HW on Wed night; Do the last half of the RG before Monday.
4- Log on to mastering biology site (with your NEW access code given 8/1).  http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/masteringbiology/ 
There are 2 assignments:
1- Ch 2A (due 8/3 @ 11:59 PM);
2) Ch 2B-5 (due 8/7 @ 11:59 PM).
*ALL Deadlines for Pearson's 'Mastering Biology' online assignments are posted on their site. REMEMBER, I will NOT penalize missed questions, as long as you 'retry' them. Pearson's defaults are NOT my defaults!

Other Unit 1 assignment due dates:
3- Finch Beaks Data Analysis- due 8/4
4- GraphIt! (Chapter 1 assignment on Pearson 'Study Area' site): due Friday, 8/4- answers should be in your lab notebook. I will check lab notebooks periodically throughout the semester, so always have it with you in class.
5- Chap 5 RG- due Monday, 8/7
6- Protein Modeling Lab- due Wednesday, 8/9
7- Work on HeLa #1. Due Friday, 8/11.
​* TEST: CH 1-5 & Data Analysis- TUESDAY, 8/8.

POGILS FOR UNIT #1: I will not require you do these, BUT you are expected to know this information for your test. It would be a very good idea to go over both of these! 
Basic Biochemistry
Protein Structure 

Class Activities (pair up in small groups on computers):
Activity #1- Finch Beak: Data Analysis WS. View the data to do the sheet here:  HHMI Finch Beaks: Data  Analysis. *If some of the desktop computers aren't still working, use this sheet for reference (hard copies available, if needed)

 Activity #2 (*if time)- Evolution in Action: Graphing and Statistics

1- Protein Modeling- using pipe cleaners and beads to create  3-D proteins through folding.
2- *If time, we will do a quick lab (Pt A only): Surface Tension- Liquids 
​3- Enzyme Catalysis Lab- will either be done in this unit or the next unit.



FRQ practice:

More review
Calculations and Grid-Ins Review

​After watching Bozeman videos on standard deviation and standard error, go over this for a good review

Found a good PPt on 'Standard Deviation and Standard Error' (scroll up to 'Power Points' heading)

youtube video showing an example of the significance of using standard deviation in biology

Need more review? Check out the Prezi link in the right hand column (under 'Useful Links' heading). Mr. David Knuffke's are the best I've ever seen! 

Other info:
THE FOLLOWING LAB MAY BE DONE IN UNIT #2 INSTEAD OF UNIT #1 (depends on when the lab materials arrive):
Catalase Lab Design PPt: (this is NOT part of the summer assignment. It will be done during the first 2-3 weeks of the semester)

UNIT 2 (Ch 6-8):  
*Regarding Chapter 8: We will primarily focus on sections 8.4 and 8.5 from Ch 8 for the Unit 2 test. The majority of Sections 8.1-8.3, regarding energy, will be on the Unit 3 Test (Metabolism, Photosynthesis, Respiration)

Power Points for Ch 6-8 are linked above in the 'Power Point' section of this blog.

All Reading Guides are on the Pearson website, if you have misplaced your hard copy.

Surface Area and Volume Problem - I also included a Standard Deviation and Standard Error problem. Watch the Bozeman videos on these topics (links are in 'UNIT 1') and LEARN HOW TO DO STAN. DEV. IN EXCEL. *I also provided another link for doing Stan Dev in Excel AND on TI 84 calculator under 'Useful Links/ Apps'  (right hand column).

Watch this short video on Bacterium cell size: www.gifbin.com/987879

​Watch these videos on Membranes and Transport:
1- Membranes  
2- Membrane Transport
2- Cotransport: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZd9ZyQH4vQ
3- Crash course (if needed for a more general review): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPKvHrD1eS4 

Watch these videos on Water Potential:
1-Bozeman Water Potential
2- https://www.youtube.com/user/BleierBiology 
3- MrPollockBiology: good explanation...and a great accent!

Watch this video on Enzymes:
​Bozeman Enzymes 

'Minor Project' (Lab grade category on Synergy):
​Fakebook Cell Organelle 'Project'- Lab Grade. Due 8/17 (*DATE CHANGED from 8/16)

LabBench- Virtual Labs (can also find these on Pearson website. Use your Pearson log-in):
1-Prelab-Osmosis (Water Potential) - This will be stapled on the front of the 'Osmosis Water Potential Lab' when it's turned in. 
2-Prelab- Enzyme Catalysis: This will be stapled on the front of the 'Catalase' Lab when it's turned in. 

​*For a review of Molarity, watch this
1- Molarity/Dilution Problems. Equation:
M1V1=M2V2 (aka C1V1=C2V2, where C=Concentration). 
2-Dilutions- Review and examples of calculations (each lab group be doing serial dilutions for Unit 2 labs, so make sure you know how to do them)
3- Serial Dilutions- good video

Energy and Thermodynamics:
Gibbs Free Energy Video (*ask me if this concept will be done in depth for this unit or the next unit. Regardless, be familiar with the equation in terms of enthalpy and entropy and what each means. Also, distinguish endergonic from exergonic. See Ch 8 PPt, above in the 'Power Point' section of blog)

Bioflix - Pearson Site. Complete the worksheets (given in class) and make notes in lab notebook:
Animal Cell
Plant Cell
Membrane Transport 

Chapter Outlines:
Chap 6
Chap 7
Chap 8 

Labs, Pre-Labs, Water Potential Problems:
Water Potential PPt #1
Water Potential ppt #2 
Diffusion Osmosis Lab ppt
AP Lab- Osmosis
Water Potential Problems 
More Water Potential Problems 
Catalase Lab
​Catalase Lab Design PPt: 
Enzyme lab: Graphing (Kahn Academy)

Recommended for study: Prezis by Mr. David Knuffke (the head moderator on the College Board AP Bio Teacher Community Site):
*there is a hyperlink for all of his Prezis' under 'Resources' in the right hand column, so if you like these, go to his site often!
Cell Structure and Support 
Cellular Transport 
​Cytology and the Endomembrane System 
​Matter and Energy Processing
​Cellular Energetics -Theory (Thermo Laws)
​Cellular Energetics - Practice (Enzymes)

FRQ practice: (recommended)
2010 released exam (check out FRQ #2)
Topics for Review

1-Unit 2 Review
2- "The Cell" Review​ 
3- Go to Pearson website with your log-in. Go to 'Study Area' for Ch 6-8. Go over the Reviews and Quizzes.
4- Go to 'Resources' (near the top of the right column). There is a link to another book's practice questions and there are some good questions for review.

UNIT #3 (Ch 8-11.2):
1- Chapter 8 (Sections 8.4-8.5 were on the last test, but I will ask questions from the entire chapter; Ch 8 PPt is above) 
2- Chap 9 (PPt is in 4 parts under PPt section of this blog. Couldn't upload it all at once, due to size limits set by Weebly)
**Chap 9 (shorter version) is also listed above
3- Chap 10 
4- Chap 11 (very little on this test. Only sections 11.1 and 11.2 are covered as an introduction to Signal Transduction)
1- A request was made for a link to my Magnet Biology Respiration PPt.  Here it is.
2- Also: Magnet Biology PPt for Photosynthesis (*these are optional)
3- If you're having trouble with Gibb's Law and Free Energy (enthalpy & entropy) equation, watch this for a really clear explanation. He goes over all concepts from Chap 8. 

Required Videos:
View Bozeman AP Bio Videos for the unit (link under "videos" in right column):
1-Gibbs Free Energy 
2- Life Requires Free Energy
3- Cellular Respiration
4-Photosynthesis and Respiration
5- Photosynthesis Lab Walkthrough
6- Plant Pigments and Photosynthesis

 Worksheets for the above Videos:
1- Gibbs Free Energy
2- Life Requires Free Energy
3- Cellular respiration
4- Photosynthesis and Respiration 

You must complete both of these on Cellular Respiration
1-Cell Respiration Webquest ( this on www.phschool.com; find 'biocoach'). Do handout given in class
2-Bioflix Study Sheet Cellular Respiration -(This is on the Pearson website). Do handout given in class. 

Photosynthesis Webquest
Go to BioFlix on Pearson site and complete handout given in class.

1-Cellular Respiration (Virtual Lab on Pearson website. Login to your account): Answer Questions on this sheet.
2- Chromatography- pick up sheet. ONLY DO the part on Chromatography

Photosynthesis Labs: 
​1-LabBench Photosynthesis- Pre-lab. Use your Pearson login. Complete sheet given in class (see Chromatography, above)
2-Photosynthesis Lab 'walk through': Watch before starting the lab
3-This youtube video gives some additional 'tips' for the P'syn Lab
4-Photosynthesis Lab- handout
5-Required Lab Report

Practice FRQ's:
See Released FRQ's under "Additional Info" section (right hand column).
 Topics: Free Energy (Thermodynamics), ATP, Respiration, Photosynthesis, Signal Transduction/ Cell Communication- Receptors (Specific mechanisms of Transduction and Response on next test)

Chapter Outlines: (optional)
1-Campbell Outlines are on Pearson Website.
2- Mader Outlines:

Reviews: (recommended)
1- Overall Outline for review (includes Ch 8 and Ch 11.1 & 11.2)
​2- Ch 8-Metabolism
3- Ch 9-Respiration
4- Ch 10-Photosynthesis
5- Additional overall review sheet- go over this!
6-Great Video on Photosynthesis on youtube. Recommended, if you're having trouble, or want to use it for review. 

UNIT #4- Cell Communication, Cell Cycle, Genetics (Ch 11-15): 


1-Complete ALL Reading Guides OR take thorough 'Cornell Style' notes on EACH chapter (must be with you in class EVERY day) 
2-Open the Ch 11 PPt (top of this column). It is highly recommended that you open the hyperlinks and watch the videos for 'Cell Communication'. *BEFORE STUDYING THIS CHAPTER, READ THIS: ATP vs GTP
3-There are Bozeman videos for reviewing Mitosis and Meiosis, if needed. Link for his site is in right hand column, under 'Videos'.

1. Cell Communication (Part 1)- hyperlinks are included. Complete the sheet as you go through the interactives. (*A hard copy will be provided for writing your answers). There are also Parts 2-4 (on another doc). Only do Pt 2 for now and we will finish the rest when we get to Nervous, Immune and Endocrine Systems. 
2. ​Cell Cycle WQ- Mitosis and Meiosis: hyperlinks to websites are included. Here are the sheets you must complete while doing the interactives:
Part A- Write answers directly on above sheet;
Part B- BioFlix (Mitosis);
Part C- Nobelprize.org (no electronic copy, hard copy given in class);
Part D- Cell Cycle and Cancer (HHMI.org). Do the Biointeractive 'click and learn'. 

3. Meiosis Webquest  
4.Interactive: Signal Transduction. Take notes in your lab notebook!

Good youtube video for understanding the Cell Cycle checkpoints and Cancer

Cell Cycle Control in a Nutshell- synopsis that explains the process (in my own words)

Requirements for Unit 4 (in addition to 'Webquests', above):
1-Signal Transduction- Bozeman Video - Do this WS at home while we're out for inclement weather
2-Mitosis/Meiosis- Bozeman Video - Do this at home, while we're out for inclement weather
3-Genetics Practice 1- Basic Mendelian Genetics - if you didn't finish this in class Friday, do it while we're out for inclement weather.
4-Genetics Problems #1: Mendelian 'Basic Genetics- Monohybrids & Dihybrids'. Do #1-9 while we're out for inclement weather. Refer to Ch 14 PPt (and book) for how to do a "test (aka 'back') cross".
5- AP Biology Genetics Practice Problems - Do # 1-11
6- Autosomal Pedigrees
7- Chromosomal Inheritance- Bozeman. Take notes in lab notebook.
8-Advanced Genetics- Bozeman Video. Watch this and complete the sheet. 
9-Genetics Problems #2: Advanced (Beyond Mendel)
10-Genetics Problems #3: Sex Linked
11-Genetics Problems #4: Mul Alleles (Chickens)
12-Genetics Problems #5: Epistasis
13-Pedigrees (Required)
​14-Pedigrees (Optional- good extra practice)
​15-Gene Mapping 
​16- Chi square- Bozeman Video
17-Chi square assignments 
18-Chi Square Practice Problems
19-Chi square LabBench is in 'Chi square assignments' (above). See #2. This is a PRE-LAB! Make sure you take notes in your lab notebook and take the quiz at the end. You MUST KNOW how to do this to do your upcoming lab. I WILL CHECK THIS BEFORE YOU START THE LAB!
20- Genetics of Organisms- LabBench. Take notes in Lab Notebook. MUST DO BEFORE GOING TO LAB!

Class Assignments and Homework on 9/14/17:
Do these while I'm at 'Magnet Retreat'. If there are no hard copies, solve the problems in your Lab Notebook. Whatever isn't completed in class must be done for homework the same night. *Highly suggested to do sex-linked problems (#3), as well as Chi square problems (#6) IN CLASS:
1.Read this from the Learn Genetics Utah site before starting problems regarding gene linkage. Take thorough notes in your lab notebook. Next, read this on sex linkage: learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/pigeons/sexlinkage/  Take good notes. While you're on this site, explain how telomeric DNA affects aging and cancer- click here.
2. Do Genetics Practice Problems: Autosomal Diseases, Multiple Alleles, Sex-linked Pedigree 
3. Do Genetics Problems #3: Sex Linked (#10 under Required Assignments. *See Ch 15 PPt and book for examples
4. Do Pedigrees (#13 under Required Assignments)
​5. Do Genetics Problems #5 from Required Assign.-Epistasis
6. Try this Chi square practice problem first. Then do the 1st four from #18, above:  Chi Square Practice Problems (do the last 2 problems Friday- sex-linked). DO THESE IN CLASS & HELP EACH OTHER!
7. Pair up on computers and do these interactive genetics problems

Reviews and Videos
1-​chi_square_introduction_use.docxChi square- Introduction (with example)
​2- How to do Chi square
3-Cell Cycle Control (in a nutshell)
4- Linked Genes-Watch this before #5.   www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_UcDhzjOio 
5-Genetic Recombination and Gene Mapping (*I HIGHLY recommend this, if you are having trouble with Ch 15)
​6- Mitosis and Meiosis review 
​7- Cell Communication Review Questions

Selected Worksheet Keys (check your answers!):
Genetics Problems #1: Basic Genetics
Genetics Problems #2: Advanced (Beyond Mendel)
Genetics Problems #3: Sex Linked
Genetics Problems #4: Mul Alleles
Pedigrees- Pick up a hard copy from me (handwritten answers; I don't have a scanner)
​Gene Mapping- see last page for key
Pedigrees- optional sheet
Epistasis- hard copy given in class
Chi square Practice Problems

Labs & Prelabs:
1- Chi square LabBench is in 'Chi square assignments' (above). See #2. This is a PRE-LAB! Make sure you take notes in your lab notebook and take the quiz at the end. You MUST KNOW how to do this to do your upcoming lab. I WILL CHECK THIS BEFORE YOU START THE LAB!
2- Genetics of Organisms- LabBench. Take notes in Lab Notebook. MUST DO BEFORE GOING TO LAB!
3- Drosophila Virtual Lab- This is the lab. Lab groups will be assigned and this will be done in class the day before the test. Go to this site to mate the flies.  (See Chi square PPt for help).
*Drosophila Lab ReportDrosophila Lab Report (this is from last year.  We will discuss the lab report write up later this week...after the test is over). 

*Go over these at home the day before the Drosophila Lab: 
1-LabBench PPt
2-Read THIS at home the day before the lab
3-Example of Drosophila cross with data, punnett squares and Chi square (similar to ones you will do in the lab). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to go over this at home, the day before lab 
4- LOOK AT THIS SITE for how to denote genotypes with +. This is the way you will see it on the AP Exam, so start transitioning now!

Other Virtual Labs:
Virtual Meiosis:

Possible Labs (lost 2 days due to Irma, so may not have time):
Mitosis and Cancer (not done 2017; did HHMI Biointeractive)
Meiosis- (not done 2017-See "Virtual Labs" for what we did)
Meiosis - (ditto for this in 2017)
Chi square- Coins: Probably don't have time to do (out 2 days because of weather)
Chi square- M&M  Hoping we have time to do this one

Book Questions:
Ch 14 (end of chapter):
All are recommended, but make sure you do the following-
 # 4 (use rules of probability and not Punnett square); 10; 12; 14; 16; 18; 19; 20

Ch 15 (end of chapter):
Do # 1-10

Campbell Lecture Outlines: (recommended for review)
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15

Don't forget...there are 'Practice Quizzes' and 'Practice Cumulative Tests' for every chapter in the 'Study Area' of your Pearson account!

UNIT #5-NUCLEIC ACIDS, VIRUSES, BIOTECHNOLOGY (Ch 16-20 & Brief Intro to Ch 21):
You must do all Reading Guides for Ch 16-20 or take thorough notes. 

**Take self quizzes, activities quizzes and practice tests for each chapter (16-20) on the Pearson site. Also, Cumulative Tests.

​1-Fall Break Assignments-modified Thursday,9/21.   USE THE NEW HARD COPY GIVEN FRIDAY.
2- Signing up for usatestprep.com-direction sheet

Ch 16 PPt slide- Assignments & due dates are on this slide.
Ch 16 Worksheet
​Overall process of replication: http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/9834092339/student_view0/chapter14/how_nucleotides_are_added_in_dna_replication.html 
There are other videos on this site that are very helpful and go through the process step by step. Link to overall site:  http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/007664796x/student_view0/index.html 

1. Rock Pocket Mouse- Mutations
2-​Ch 17 PPt slide- Assignments & due dates are on this slide
3-Ch 16 and 17 Review
4-Gene Expression  

CHAPTER 18: (*NOTE- I will revise a few of these mid-week and link anything that is not on the Pearson site. I will also put the due dates later in the week)
1. Bozeman- Gene regulation video. Here's the worksheet. 
2. Lac Operon Virtual Activity 
​3. Operon WS (*I will give you a hard copy of the key once completed)
4.HHMI Click and Learn (Group assignment in class):
 Gene Regulation: Lactase - HHMI Click and Learn
​Worksheet for activity
5. Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes Webquest- will be primarily done in class, unless we're running short on time. If that's the case, you must complete at home [*make sure you THOROUGHLY read this handout (ex- Epigenetics, Homeobox...aka 'Hox'... genes), since there is likely a test question or 2]. *Use this link for Freeman site if link on WQ won't open. Must download the animation first.
6. Be sure and watch Bozeman - Epigenetics. Also, Crash Course (Hank). Also, read this brief article on epigenetics. *Be prepared to answer this (or something similar): How can DNA between identical twins be the same, but phenotypes expressed differently? 
Ch 18-part 3 PPt is posted above in PPt section of blog (Sections 18.4 & 18.5)-You must know: cell differentiation; morphogenesis; Hox genes. The video listed under Ch 21 for HOX genes addresses these topics. Cancer: proto-oncogenes & tumor suppressor genes and how mutations affect their expression
7. Recommended Videos (and teacher 'lectures' on youtube).
8.  Pearson Site Activities- Chapter Guides (do online quizzes and take notes in your journal):
A-Lac operon in E. coli
B-Overview: Control of Gene Expression
C-Control of Transcription
D-Post-transcriptional Control Mechanisms
E-Review- Control of Gene Expression
F-Signal Transduction Pathways
G-Causes of Cancer (*be sure to review proto-oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes)

1-Bozeman- Viruses. Here's the video guide. 
2-Pearson Site Activities- Chapter Guide (take online quizzes and make notes in journal):
3- Do all Activities for Concept 19.2
4- Do Virus WQ

1. Plasmid Mapping Worksheet: ONLY Problems 1-4 are required (omit 5 & 6)
2.Pearson Site Activities- Chapter Guide (take online quizzes and make notes in journal):
3.Do all Activities and Investigations for all sections.
4.Watch these:
​Making a Plasmid Map-watch this one first
Plasmid mapping- watch this one next
Genetic Engineering and gene cloning
Here are CRISPR videos (will show one in class):
​ CRISPR (16 min); or this one (8:00- Science Show- Hank) 

There are only a couple of concepts you have to be familiar with for Unit 5 test from Chap 21:
1) transposons (watch this video and make notes), other good videos:
2) Hox (homeobox) genes (watch this video and do this WS). Refer to Ch 21 PPt (left column, scroll up to PPt section of blog). DNA and protein sequencing will be primarily done in Unit 6 (Evolution) with BLAST Lab on desktop computers.
3) Watch: How genes evolve- gene duplication 

​Lab Bench 6 II Worksheet (Electrophoresis)

1-Electrophoresis- Directions (general directions for making gels)
2- ​Bio Rad Lab: "Restriction Digestion and Analysis of Lambda DNA"- I can't upload this, so do not lose your hard copy!
3- Electrophoresis PPt- Clearly explains restriction enzymes (endonucleases), restriction fragments, short tandem repeats and the lab procedure itself
4- Need help with graphing your restriction fragment data or using a standard curve? Read this
5- Semilog graph (to make Standard Curve) 
6- General Directions- 
​Drosophila Lab Report (*this is from the last unit, but it's due in the 'middle' of this unit. FYI- we did not do a formal write-up in 2016)

Virtual Labs:
Biotechnology Interactive Sites (DNA WebLabs) @ http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/

Articles to read:
​What is a Hox gene? 

Supplementary PPts and Prezis (recommended, but optional):
Kim Foglia:
Ch 16
Ch 17
David Knuffke:
*All of his Prezis can be found here (just search for the topic).
Here are a few I directly linked for you:

DNA- History 
Central Dogma
Gene Expression - WATCH THIS!

REVIEWS: (Highly recommended)
1-Unit 5 Review:
BioCoach- Good tutorials for replication, Transcription and translation, lac operon, restriction fragments
2-Ch 16-17 (rather brief, so be thorough!)
3-Gene Expression  
4- Ch 18,19, 20 & intro 21 Study Guide
5-*Make sure you also go over videos
6- *Don't forget...there are 'Practice Quizzes' and 'Practice Cumulative Tests' for every chapter in the 'Study Area' of your Pearson account! There is also a link for more online practice questions from another AP text under 'Resources' in right column

Campbell Lecture Outlines
Ch 16
Ch 17
Ch 18
Ch 19
Ch 20    

UNIT 6- EVOLUTION Ch 21-26 (only DNA/Protein sequencing from Ch 21):
As is required with every unit, you must do the Reading Guides or thorough 'Cornell type' for all chapters. All PPts are posted in the Power Point section of the blog. 

Assignments for 3rd block- (10/11) & 1st block- (10/12):
1- Class Assignments for Wednesday 10/11 & Thursday 10/12

Do this on 10-13

This was for 2016 & is being revised for 2017: (STUDENTS IGNORE FOR NOW)
2- Class Assignments for Friday 10/13
3- Homework- Days 1-3 REVISED

Assignments 2017: (*Some of the dates may still correspond to the 2016-17 school year. I'm working on getting them changed!) 
*If we do the 'Mathematical Modeling pf Population Dynamics and Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium' Lab, watch this video on youtube first. Also, here is the AlleleA1 manual. The software is on the student drive of the desktops. It's also highly recommended to watch the Bozeman video on 'Population Modeling'. Although he's using a different program, the concepts and results still apply.

1- HHMI- Phylogenic Trees and DNA Sequences
2- Hardy Weinberg Examples
3- Hardy Weinberg Prob (Warm- up: Start with #1-3. After we go over those, complete entire set)
4- Hardy Weinberg Lab (HHMI)
5- Intro to 'BLAST'
6- LabBench #8: Population Genetics: Open on Pearson site. Here is the worksheet you must complete. 
7- 2017 school year: We did Rock Pocket Mouse in a previous unit, so OMIT this. HHMI Lab Activity: Rock Pocket Mouse Allele Frequencies (student handout). Here is the Selection Coefficient spreadsheet for Pt 3. Part 3 is Extra Credit and NOT REQUIRED.  Also, here is a link to the video (on youtube) that we watched in class on 10/12/16. (This was done in another unit in 2017)
8- BioFlix: Mechanisms of Evolution (Pearson Site)
9- 'Population Genetics, Selection, and Evolution' Lab (HHMI)
10- Each group must do in class the week of 10-16-17! 
11- BLAST- Short Exercise
12- Phylogenetic Trees- POGIL
​13- Phylogenies and Tree- thinking PPt
14- Selection and Speciation- POGIL (didn't do Fall 2017)
15- BLAST and Phylogeny Lab- entire lab (PDF). If the last site doesn't work, just take a snip and paste it into document (or a word doc). Save this in your student drive and/or email it to yourself.
16- BLAST and Phylogeny Lab- GULO sequences to upload and/or copy and paste
17- BLAST Data Sheet
18- usatestprep.com- Evolution Practice Test (20 MC questions) due by Tuesday @ 11:59 PM
19- Cladogram/ Phylogram REQUIRED youtube videos and questions
​20- Phylogenetic Trees Worksheet 
21. Constructing Phylogenetic Trees (watch the video afterward)
22- H-Wbg and Chi square Tests problems (REQUIRED 10-19)
23- More H-Wbg Practice Problems (optional, but highly encouraged)
24- More Phylogenetic Tree & Cladogram construction practice needed? Try this site

DAILY AGENDA 10-19-2016 FOR ALL BLOCKS (classes didn't meet today due to standardized testing). Worksheets are posted above and the Bozeman video link and worksheet for 'Stickleback' is posted below (under 'Videos')

Reference Materials for this Unit:
1- "Concepts of Evolution" PPt (from Magnet Biology) is in the Power Point section of this blog (scroll up)
2- Hardy Weinberg Worked Sample Problems
3- 'Hardy Weinberg' PPt (with examples): In Power Point section of this blog (scroll up)
4- Go to youtube.com and search for 'Science with Mr.J'. He has video lectures for almost every chapter in AP Bio, using our book. Since our time is becoming very limited, my 'lectures' over the remaining chapters will also be brief. He does a very good job with covering the material. If you find another lecture series that's good, please let me know!
5- Need help with phylogenetic trees? Here are some very good youtube videos for understanding cladograms (including monophyletic, paraphyletic, polyphyletic, parsimony, etc): Here's one from Kahn Academy that shows you how to 'build a tree' and another one that gives a very clear example of parsimony. 

1- Bozeman- AP Bio 'Natural Selection'. Complete this sheet. 
2- Bozeman- Comparing DNA Sequences. (How to Use BLAST data base)
​3- Bozeman- Phylogenetic Trees (alternate: this one from Kahn Academy )
​4- Phylogenetic Trees- watch first. Then, Phylo. Trees Practice. *The guy ('SimpleBiology') who made these made an entire series of Evolution videos recently (fall 2017) and they are REALLY GOOD. 
5- Parsimony (and here's another one that gives a very clear example of parsimony). 
6- Hardy Weinberg- see SimpleBiology series on youtube, above, (#4) or watch Bozeman Hardy-Weinberg on youtube.
7- BLAST tutorial: This one is the most clear cut for what we are doing, but the example shown uses a protein sequence of amino acids, instead of a nucleotide sequence. This one is good, but you may want to fast forward to around the 7:25 minute mark and start it there.
​8- 'Science with Mr.J' video series for AP Bio on youtube.com. More info on this is posted under "Reference Materials", directly above. 
9- Stickleback Video with Quiz (we will either do this one or the Bozeman one, below). May have to be done in next unit-2017
​10- Bozeman AP Bio Stickleback video and worksheet. May have to be done with next unit in 2017.

1- AP Bio Evolution Study Guide Ch 21-26
2- Ch 22-24 only
3- Study Guide: Evolution- Key Terms
4- Evolution 'Top Ten' 
5- 'Big Idea 1' (Evolution) Review
​6- Practice MC Questions (will give a hard copy in class on Thursday)
7- Be sure and use your Test Prep (paperback) book. If you haven't ordered a 'new' one (published since 2013 Exam revision), I would highly recommend it before the AP Exam. Info in right hand column. 

Chapter Outlines (Pearson site- Instructor resource). I had a request to post these, so here they are:
Ch 21
Ch 22
Ch 23
Ch 24
Ch 25
Ch 26

UNIT #7- Brief 'Taxonomy', 'Prokaryotes' and 'Plants':
(Also: Very brief 'General Classification of Protists and Fungi' )


Do all Reading Guides or take thorough notes.
Scroll up for PPts

Here's what to know for the Unit 7 test. A Review sheet for Prokaryotes thru Fungi is under "More Review" at the end of this Unit 7 section.

In addition to the Ch 27 PPt on Prokaryotes, go over this for Antibiotic Resistance and know the bold terms

1. Classification Chart: You don't have to fill in the Animals until we get to that unit. You may also create an excel file to complete this assignment (I showed you an example on the white board). Parade through the Kingdoms packet (omit Animals until next unit)
2. Transformation Video and Worksheet: Bozeman
3. Bacterial Transformation Virtual Lab: 2017. (2016-LabBench- Transformation. Go to Pearson site and complete this sheet )
​4. BioFlix- Go to the Pearson site, click on BioFlix and watch "Water Transport". Complete this worksheet. Do the quiz and put the answers in your journal.
5. If you need to go over the basics of Water Potential, take a look at this 
6. Here's a sheet (key included) you did on 'Water Potential Problems'  back in August. Go over it! If you need more help, go over my Water Potential PPt and/or review the Bozeman video you watched in Unit 2. You could also take a look at the LabBench you did on Water Potential in Ch 2
7. Watch these Bozeman Videos: A) Plants; B) Plant Structure; C) Plant Nutrition and Transport; D) Plant Control (Hormones)
8. Water Potential Problems- required!
9. Transpiration Virtual Lab 2017
9. LabBench- Transpiration- PreLab (2016). Complete the sheet (hard copy provided...can't find electronic file) while you do the interactive. Take the quiz at the end and write the answers at the end of the handout. Attach handout to the next virtual lab (#10)
10. Transpiration Virtual Lab 2016 (will not do 'wet' lab- not enough time). Go to this site and complete the sheet (hard copy given in class)
11. Nutrition and Transport questions
​12. Plant Hormones- POGIL
​13. Video- Life Cycle of Angiosperms (youtube)

All outlines that I have posted previously for other units were Pearson Instructor Guides for teachers. I am reluctant to post any of those for this unit, as we are not covering everything in every chapter (and I don't have time to revise those, as I'm in process of doing that already with the PPts). Power Points (posted above, scroll up) will be your best resource. However, here is one that's pretty good for Ch 35 and Ch 36. I will post any others I run across that I think will be beneficial. 

Information you MUST know before starting the 'Transformation Lab':
1- Aseptic Technique -BioRad
2- Making a Starter Streak Plate _ BioRad
3- Making a Streak Plate
​4- Biotechnology Guide-
​5- Watch this video 
6- Power Point regarding Transformation Lab procedures 
​7- My handout on Streaking Bacteria Cultures 

Lab #1- Transformation:
1- Transformation Pre-Lab - LabBench (Pearson site)
2- Watch: http://www.bozemanscience.com/ap-bio-lab-6-molecular-biology and complete pGlo Transformation Worksheet
4- Transformation Lab Quick guide
What you must complete and turn in for this lab:
1- Questions from Parts/Lessons 1-3 of Bio Rad Student Guide. You may type answers and attach, if more space is needed.
2- Part/Lesson 4: Instead of the questions from BioRad Lab, you may complete these and attach (*note: if you prefer the BioRad Lesson 4 format, you may do it and omit the following):
​ Glowing Bacteria: Transformation Efficiency 

Lab #2- Transpiration
1. Transpiration Virtual Lab 2017
1- 2016: LabBench pre-lab: Transpiration. Write the answers on hard copy (provided Wednesday). 2016
2- Before the lab, watch this Bozeman video: Transpiration 
and complete this worksheet
3- ​If time permits: Transpiration Lab: /uploads/5/7/0/5/57056809/ap_biology_lab_9a_alternative_version.doc
​To see pictures of Lab set up: Click here 

Other useful info
Foglia PPts:
1. Plant Anatomy
2. Plant Transport
3. Plant Reproduction (Angiosperm Reproduction)
​4. Plant Responses 

Great video series on youtube for Plants. Here's the link. 

More Review
2- Plants Review Sheet. Also: Go over my PPts to study the Plants. If you need more detail, go read about it in your book. BUT, do not focus on any topics in your book that were not mentioned in the PPts or review sheet. Parts of many chapters were omitted, as they are not in the AP Standards.
3- Good youtube video for Test Review - Plants-Part 1
​Click here for Plants- Part 2
​4- Log in to the Pearson site. Go to the Study Area and select 'Cumulative Test'. Pick the chapters you want and take a Practice Exam. 

UNIT #8-Animals:
(primarily Human Body Systems, with some emphasis on Animal Form & Function and Animal Behavior) 
*All PPts are posted in the PPt section of this blog. Scroll (way) up. 

Click here for a copy of the requirement sheet.  Due 11/27 (Monday after the break). Follow the instructions carefully. *Note- I made an adjustment on the handout. Your presentation must be between 15-20 minutes, plus an additional 5 minutes for the quiz.  A group may have NO MORE than 25 total minutes of time and NOT UNDER 20 total minutes, or there will be a deduction.  
1- Animal Systems Rubric - Updated 11-12-2017
2- Peer evaluation (must be completed for EVERY member of your group, including yourself. These will only be shared between you and me. THIS IS DUE AS SOON AS YOU GET TO CLASS ON 11/27)

Here's the link

AP Biology Name:

Niki Sepanj

Chapter 10 Guided Reading Assignment

1.Explain the experiment reasoning that Van Niel used to understandphotosynthesis.-He saw that some plants used carbon dioxide but did not release oxygen, andthat some plants used hydrogen sulfide and released sulfide, so he saw that thehydrogen comes from the water molecules and the oxygen is released, rather than from carbon dioxide.2.What is carbon fixation?-Inside of the Calvin Cycle, carbon fixation occurs when carbon dioxide isattached to RuBp, a 5-carbon sugar, by the enzyme rubisco forming an unstable6-carbon sugar, which is then split into two 3-carbon sugars.3.What are the two stages of photosynthesis?-The two stages of photosynthesis are the light reaction, which makes ATP andNADPH, which the Calvin Cycle uses in the second phase to make G3P (sugar).4.What is a photon?-A separated amount of light energy.5.Why are leaves green?-Because the pigment inside of leaves, chlorophyll, absorbs all colors except for yellow and green, which it transmits and reflects; therefore, giving it its greencolor.6.What is the difference between an absorption spectra and action spectrum?-An absorption spectra is the wavelength of one specific pigment and the actionspectrum is the overall wavelengths of all of the pigments in photosynthesis.7.What happens to chlorophyll when it is hit by light? How does this relate topotential energy?-When light strikes the chlorophyll, it absorbs the photons of light and theelectrons of the molecule, in this case the hydrogen ions from the water molecule, are moved to a higher level where they have more potential energy. Ithas to do with potential energy because the absorption of the photon allows theelectron to go to an orbital with higher energy; therefore, it becomes “excited” .

 Adapted from L. Miriello by S. Sharp

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