Biology Syllabus

Instructor: Cheryl Massengale
Textbook: Modern Biology  by Holt, Reinhart, & Winston

Updated April 10, 2006

 

First Semester
Subject Weeks of Instruction Chapters
Chemistry of Life 2.5 
Cells 6.5
Genes 6.5
Second Semester
Mechanics of evolution 2
Biological Diversity 2.5
Plant Form & Function 3.5
Animal Form & Function 7.0
Ecology 2.0

 

 

First Nine Weeks – Molecules and Cells   

Date Topic of Study Chapters to read  Labs Tutorial Links
8/21

to

9/12

 

 

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Lab 2: Enzyme Catalysis

Wildflower Collection

Organic Models

Periodic Table

Chemistry Review

Macromolecule Problems

Acids & Bases

pH Problems

Unit one Test – Biochemistry
9/13

to

10/6

Cells Chapter  7
Chapter  8
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Lab 1: Osmosis & Diffusion

Microscopy Lab

 

Cell Size

Cells Alive!

Cell Cycle & Mitosis

Meiosis

Onion Root Tips

Unit 2 Test over Cells (chapters 7,8,11,12,13)
10/9

to

10/24

Cellular Energetics Chapter 6

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Lab 5: Cell Respiration

Lab 4: Plant Pigments & Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis Problem Set 1

Photosynthesis Problem Set 2

Metabolism Problem Sets

Unit 3 Test over Cellular Energetics (chapters 6, 9, & 10)
Second Nine Weeks –  Genetics
10/25

to

11/14

Heredity Chapter 14

 

Chapter 15

Lab 3: Mitosis & Meiosis

 

Cry of the Kalahari

 

The Cell Cycle & Mitosis Tutorial

Online Onion Root Tip Activity

Cell Division Laboratory Tutorial

Problem sets Genetics

Problem sets Human Biology Genetics

On-line Activity Web Karyotyping

Unit 4 Test over Heredity (chapters 14 & 15)
11/15

to

12/20

Molecular Genetics Chapter 16

chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Lab 6: Molecular Biology

 

J. Watson bio

DNA diagrams

Nucleic Acids Practice Test

Molecular Biology

Bacterial Genetics and Recombinant DNA

Unit 5 Test over Molecular Genetics (chapters 16 – 21)
Third Nine Weeks – Evolution, Taxonomy, Plants
1/9

to

1/30

Evolutionary Biology Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Lab 7: Genetics of Drosophila The Museum of Paleontology (UCMP)

Galapagos Website

Unit 6 Test over Evolution (chapters 22-25)
   1/31

     to

   2/13

Diversity of Organisms Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 31

Lab 8: Population Genetics & Evolution

Gram Staining Lab

Introduction to Viruses

Introduction to Protists

Protist Image Data

Introduction to the Fungi

Unit 7 Test over Taxonomy, Prokaryotes, & Simple Eukaryotes
(chapters 26, 27,28, and 31)
    2/14

     to

   3/13

Structure & Function of Plants Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Lab 9: Transpiration

 

Angiosperm Structure and Function
Units 8A & 8B Tests over Plants  ( Chapters 29 & 30, 35 – 39 )
Fourth Nine Week – Animals & Ecology 
3/14

to

4/17

Invertebrates & Vertebrates Chapter 32

Chapter33

Chapter34

Invertebrate/Vertebrate Dissections Interactive Animal Diversity Test

Insects

Netfrog

Whole Frog Project

Unit 9A & 9B Test over Vertebrates & Invertebrates (chapters 32-34)
4/18

to

4/30

Structure & Function of Animals Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Lab 10: Physiology of Circulatory System

 

Fetal Pig Dissection

 

Arteriosclerosis

Explore the brain

Human Biology

Human Anatomy Online

Human Developmental Biology

Units 10A & 10 B Tests over Animal Systems ( Chapters40 – 49 )
5/1

to

5/11

Ecology Chapter 50
Chapter 51Z
Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 55
Lab 11: Behavior

Lab 12: Dissolved Oxygen & Aquatic Primary Productivity

Tall-grass prairie

Tundra Biome

Taiga

Major world biomes

Unit 11 Test over Ecology ( Chapters 50 – 55 )
AP Exam – May 14       Final Exam – May 23