About CAHS IB Biology SL:
As put by the most recent IB Biology subject guide, "it is hoped that students will acquire a limited body of facts and, at the same time, develop a broad, general understanding of the principles of the subject" through the IB Biology SL course. There are four basic biological themes which frame the coursework:
The curriculum is comprised of 8 specific topics that students learn through both, class discussions and investigations:
Week of 5/11:
NOTEBOOKS DUE BY Wednesday 5/13
Week of 5/4: TESTING!
Monday: Option A Take Home Quiz DUE! Class time to prep for exams
Tues: Final exam presentations (Choices 4-6)
Tues after school study session (2:45-3:45) for Topics (papers 1 and 2)
Meiosis square dance
WED/THURS: IB Bio tests
Wed after school study session (2:45-3:45) Options (paper 3)
Video series on mistakes to avoid when IB testing!
Option B review site
Sarcomere contraction animation
Week of 4/27: Option A, Final Exam projects
Mon: Quiz (6.6 and Option B), Given take home Quiz for Option A (DUE on Monday 4/4), Discuss Option A
A series of Option A review videos (more targeted)
Another series of Option A review videos
OPTION A Bioninja resources
Tues: Continue Option A discussion
Thurs: Wrap up Option A, Time to work on Exam prep
Fri: Final Exam Project presentations (Choices 1-3)
Week of 4/20: Option B all week
Mon- Tues: Option B "hard stuff" discussion, NHS students to report for induction practice during mod 6
OPTION B Bioninja Resources
Fri: Quiz (6.6 and Option B) - POSTPONED until Monday 4/27, We will be spending class time on Thurs-Fri reviewing/practicing Option B content as many students will be on a field trip.
Annotate a graph showing menstrual hormones video
A series of Option B review videos
Crash Course Muscular Contraction
Bozeman Science Sliding Filament Theory of Muscle contraction
Kahn Academy Myosin and Actin
Sliding Filament Theory Rap - VERY corny!
VO2 Max explanation (B.4.1)
Week of 4/13: RETURN FROM BREAK!
Mon: Discuss topic 5 "hard stuff", Topic 6.5 notes to wrap up nervous signal transmission
I will collect SPRING BREAK TAKE HOME QUIZ (Topic 5)
* You should have completed Topic 5 assessment statements by today
Tues: Wrap up topic 6.5, start 6.6 (Draw and label)
Thurs: Wrap up Topic 6.6
Friday: QUIZ (Topic 5, 6.5,6.6),Start Option B
Crash Course Evolution
****PLEASE LOG IN TO LANTERNA (FE 2009)SO I CAN ASSIGN YOU PRACTICE***
Week of 3/30:
Mon: finish 6.2, start 6.5 (Nerves, Hormones and Homeostasis), Get all Spring Break Work (IS of Topic 5 content, Take Home Quiz), Discuss Final Exam
Map of the Human Heart (NOVA)
Crash Course Action Potential video
Crash Course Synaptic Transmission video
Tues:Sheep Heart Dissection, Discuss Topic 6.5 if time
Thursday: Quiz 2 (6.2, 6.3), Assign Final Exam Projects, Topic 5 review session between 12:30-1:30. (report to Olympic events from 1:30-2:00)
NOAA Mauna Loa greenhouse gas emissions database - check it out!
Antibiotic Resistance CDC info
Antibiotic Resistance as a Global Health Issue (Frontline video)
How does Antibiotic Resistance Work (CNN Vital Signs video)
* You should have 6.2 and 6.5 assessment statements completed by the end of this week!
Week of 3/23:
Mon: Finish Topic 4.4 (cloning), start topic 6.3 (Defense Against Disease), some discussion about Topic 5 -Evolution concepts RE: antibiotic resistant bacteria
READ about Golden Rice
"Practice" somatic cell nuclear transfer here!
READ/LISTEN to NPR debate about genetically modified salmon
FDA Deems GM Apples, Potatoes Safe ARTICLE
What is gene therapy?
CDC Infosheet on Antibiotic Resistance
Tuesday: Finish 6.3
WATCH Bozeman Science: Immunity
What Blood Consists of - exactly what IB expects you to know!
Identify Blood Cells on a Smear - more than what IB would ask of you, but pretty cool for the microbiologist-to-be!
6.3 Quizlet - You DO use quizlet, don't you?
Thursday: Quiz (Topic 4, 6.3), Blood typing lab (POSTPONED until after testing), Given Topic 6.2 Practice materials in class.
Friday: Discuss Topic 6.2 (Transport System)
* Finish all topic 4 and 6.3 assessment statements this week!
Heart structure links:
GREAT -YouTube video of Heart anatomy
Fun and Fabulous - You Tube video of "The Circulatory Song"
Electrical conduction system of the heart - Kahn Academy
Heart Contraction and Blood Flow Tutorial
Kahn Academy Heart structure
Kahn Academy Heart Layers
Virtual Heart: http://www.medtropolis.com/vbody.asp
Internal Heart: http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu/class/bio202/cyberheart/hartint0.htm
Anatomy of Heart and Blood Vessels
Week of 3/16: OGT week
- We will meet in the afternoon on Monday and Thursday as well as Thursday morning from 9-10:15 AM. The plan this week is to complete all of 4.4.
- Next week we will focus on topic 6.2: The transport System and 6.3: Defense against disease. The first Quiz of the quarter will be next Friday.
Link to decent youtube review of Topic 4.4
Week of 3/9: lab reports due Tuesday - sorry, I will not be in on Monday!
-We will discuss Topic 4 (genetics, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4) all week.
- NOTEBOOKS DUE and LAST QUIZ of the Qtr on Friday!
Week of 3/2:
- Monday we will wrap up enzyme lab data collection
-Tuesday and Thursday we will discuss cell respiration and photosynthesis (3.7 and 3.8)
-Friday: lab reports due (in triplicate!!), QUIZ (3.6-3.8)
*NEXT WEEK (and the week after): Genetics (4.1, 4.3, 4.4 - LAST QUIZ of the qtr on FRIDAY 3/13) - We will likely meet at least one day (maybe two) during the "OGT mornings" to discuss genetics/genetics technology content. Details forthcoming!
Week of 2/23:
- Monday we discussed cell respiration (add 3.7 assessment statements to your "to do" list) and went over last DCP/CE lab reports
- Design lab is due on Tuesday
- DCP/CE lab will take place Tues-Fri (Reports are due next Thursday)
Week of 2/17:
NO SCHOOL MONDAY!
- Tuesday: Work on Enzyme D lab ("The Effect of a Variable on the Activity of an Enzyme" - 3 copies as always!) Rough Draft Due the next day school is in session, Final draft due the day after! If you are absent the day we return to school - your final draft is due the next time we see each other. The assignment document is to the right for download
- QUIZ someday next week (focus on 3.6, 6.1 again)
- DCP/CE lab in class on Thurs - Monday (reports due on Monday 3/2 - LAST REQUIRED IA/FULL LAB REPORT OF THE COURSE!!!!)
Week of 2/9: PTC week!
- Wrap up enzyme discussion and start enzyme lab work for IA!
-Monday: QUIZ and introduction to enzyme lab tutorial with catalase and example of catalase lab data collection
- Tuesday : Enzyme lab simulation
-Thursday-Friday: finish Enzyme lab survey, DESIGN a lab to "Investigate the Effect of a Variable on the Activity of an Enzyme" (D lab reports DUE on Tuesday 2/17)
Week of 1/26 and 2/2:
- Focus on 6.1 Digestion and 3.6 Enzymes content (read text, practice addressing assessment statements)
- DCP/CE lab reports for Potato Osmosis Labs due on Tuesday 1/27
-Quiz 1 on Tuesday 1/27 (Transport-related questions again, a little on digestion). Quiz 2 on Friday 2/6 (Digestive System and Enzymes - practice assessment statements and Q's in the text! Remember the text answers are in the back of the book)
* SNOW DAY 1/26:
Today we were going to look at solute potential in our journals, and since a few of you have emailed me about this I thought I would try to help you out a little here...
Solute potential of a region is a measure of how likely water will move to that region. I was going to ask you to consider dialysis bags filled with a solution (of varying solutes dissolved in an aqueous solvent) of unknown solute potential and each placed in containers of increasing M sucrose solutions (of which you know solute potential) - how would your data allow you to estimate the solute potential of the unknown solution?
Week of 1/20:
- No school Monday!
- DESIGN LAB REPORTS due Tues
- Tues and Thurs we will wrap-up our in-class time spent discussing cell transport mechanisms.
-We will start our next DCP/CE lab
* Next week: Enzymes!
Week of 1/12: GO BUCKS!
- Mon (and perhaps Tuesday): finishing up Group 4 presentations thanks to 'old man winter'
- After that, we will discuss lab reports and what needs to improve for next round
- There will be a design lab we will work on Thurs and Friday (Report DUE next TUESDAY)
Week of 1/5:
-GROUP 4 presentations on M and T
REMEMBER there is a 10 min. limit and all in the group must have a role. Any volunteers for who goes on Monday? If not enough volunteers, groups will be chosen at random!
-NOTEBOOKS due on Thursday 1/8
-LAST QUIZ of the quarter on Friday 1/9 (comprehensive as always, focus on transport) UNLESS there is no school on Thursday, because presentations will occur on Friday!
Week of 12/15:
*Dialysis lab report due THURSDAY (3 copies for IA)
- Group 4 project participation every day this week
*Please make sure to let Bartels/I know what you need before you need it!
PRESENTATIONS will be the M and T we return
Week of 12/8:
*Baggie lab reports due on MONDAY (3 copies)
Mon-Thurs: working on dialysis bag lab
Fri: Group 4 project part 2
* Dialysis lab reports due by TUESDAY next week (3 copies- IA scorable!!!)
Week of 12/1:
Mon: Review last quiz, discuss factors that affect the rate of diffusion, discuss turgor pressure and osmosis
Tues: Time in class to study and work together to prepare for the next quiz
Thurs: Collect data for "Baggie Lab" investigation related to transport (2.4) (Lab report Due on Monday 12/8 -graded for CE)
Fri: Quiz 4 (2.4 again) will be a short one so we can prep the dialysis lab for next week!
NEXT WEEK: Dialysis tubing lab (DCP, CE), Next Group 4 meeting
Week of 11/23:
Mon: Group 4 project introduction
Tues: Quiz (2.4), Discuss rate of diffusion and details of osmosis
Week of 11/17:
Mon and Tues: Wrap up gas exchange, Discuss Water Design lab, Discuss 2.4 membrane structure and transport (2.4)
Thurs: Discuss 2.4 (membrane transport)
ion channel v. ion pump
Friday: BRING YOUR BOOK - time to practice assessment statements, HW
Week of 11/10: PTC
- discuss 6.4 Gas Exchange
-start discussion of 2.4 Transport
Friday: Quiz 6.4, DNA-Protein
Week of 11/3: No school on Tuesday!
-FINAL VERSION of Water Evaporation design lab DUE Monday!
-Mon and Thurs: We will wrap up 3.1-3.5; QUIZ 1 on Thurs, start gas exchange on Thurs.
-Fri: more discussion of 6.4 Gas Exchange (we will finish this discussion by next Tues and then back to 2.4: membrane transport)
Week of 10/27:
- Water evaporation lab (Design) DRAFT due Tuesday...FINAL VERSION due MONDAY 11/3
Mon: practice grading lab reports per IB criteria; 3.4 and 3.5 supplements and assignments given in class
Tues and Thurs: Discuss 3.4 and 3.5 (DNA replication and transcription/translation)
Fri: Meet in the library to practice replication and transcription/translation (bring earbuds if you like) - CLICK on the related links in the right column, Quiz (3.1-3.5) NEXT THURSDAY!
Week of 10/20: END OF Q1
-Shell lab due Monday
-Notebook due Tuesday (NOTE: for the "identify" assessment statements - just cut and paste an image and identify, or draw if you wish...)
- Water Evaporation Design practice lab (time to work on Tues and Thurs; Fri-peer review of procedure, DUE next MONDAY))
- Discuss 3.2 and 3.3
-last Quiz (focus on 3.1-3.3) of the quarter on Friday
Week of 10/13: Topic 3
-Discuss topic 3.2
- Shell lab due next Monday
-Notebook due next week - list posted to the right!
Week of 10/13: Topic 2.4 (no school Friday!)
- Discuss Chemistry of Life
- Quiz Thursday (Topic 3.2)
-Water design lab DUE THURSDAY
Week of 10/6: Topic 3 intro
- Thurs: M&M lab due
- This week we will discuss the chemistry of life (water, organics)
- Quiz on Friday (3.1-3.3)
Week of 9/29:
-Monday: finish our Topic 1 notes, go over Mitosis Lab, Discuss LAB REPORT WRITING rules for remainder of course
-Tues: Precision Practice lab
-Thursday: Last week's Excel practice lab with data from two mollusk populations DUE
- Thurs-Friday: time to complete the "chocolates with colored candy shell" lab; REPORT is DUE on Thursday (10/9)
-Friday: Start Topic 3
Week of 9/22:W internship begins!
-Mitosis lab report due Monday
-Discuss Topic 1
-Excel table and graphs (Shell Length) due next Thursday
-We will spend Thurs and Fri this week in the library working on the Excel problem.
- Stats Quiz on Friday!
* Include Topic 1 assessment statements in your Quarter 1 Notebook
Topic 1 Lecture
Another T1 lecture
Instruction on how to calculate mean and standard deviation on your TI
Topic 1 ppt
Week of 9/15:
-Wrap up mitosis lab
-Discuss Meiosis, karyotypes (4.2)
Try this Karyotype Simulation!
Meiosis and Mitosis Simulation
Phases of Meiosis Bozeman Science
Meiosis Crash Course Review
Mitosis Crash Course Review
Kahn Academy Chromosome Review
*Include 4.2 assessment statements in your Quarter 1 Notebook
Week of 9/8:
-still topic 2
-wrap up microscope lab (due next Monday!), discuss mitosis, tables and graphs
-Analysis of Phases of Mitosis lab (practice for Aspect 3 of Design and Aspects 1-3 for DCP)
cheek cells stained with methylene blue - the blue bubbles are nuclei!
Week of 9/2
- Still on Topic 2
-intro to microscope lab: review microscope parts, functioning
-comparison of cells lab: this one will be your first lab report! (NOTE: there are only different plant cells, no animal)
-Quiz 3 on Fri (2.1-2.4.2 again)
Week of 8/25:
- Discuss Topic 2.1-2.4.2
* Check out this channel by Click4Biology...here is the video about SA:V and cell size
* Check out this video on stem cell therapy
- Review use of the compound light microscope
- Quiz 2 on Friday
Week of 8/20:
-Collect, grade and pass back summer work
- Discuss some of the more challenging assessment statements
- Quiz 1
AP Catalase lab
Link on Stomach and production of HCL - tie in transport, digestive system and enzymes
Link to video/quiz over structures of digestive system - not an IB-specific resource but the basic info is good!
"Enzymes are fun" - kind of cutsie and somewhat beneath you but still an interesting review of enzyme basics
An IB specific 3.6 review
Crash Course Digestive System Review - entertaining!
6.1.4 Draw the Digestive system help - good, short video!
ion channel v. ion pump
Transcribe and Translate practice
From DNA to protein interactive
Simulate DNA replication (Nobel Prize!)
Build a DNA molecule
DNA replication interactive
Standard Deviation calculator
t-Test calculator (will give p-value!)
Click4Biology Youtube channel
i-biology - a cool site with varied videos/links
please note that the "Heinemann chapter" is the first chapter of the course text you were given - sorry for the confusion!