Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sept. 22-26
 Begin reading p. 98 Sec. 6.2
Do Concept check #1 p.  102
Read Sec 6.3 Do Concept check #1&2

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sept 15-19


Read chap 8.1-8.3 and answer concept checks  8.2 and 8.3
Tues. Begin power point on Enzymes.
Read 8.4 twice, no con. cks.
Wed. Different assignment from substitute.
Thurs. Review and clarify chap. 8.3 and 8.4 and finish powerpoint
Fri. Read 8.5 and do concept checks for 8.4 and 8.5 and review supplementary book on enzymes
Review enzymes and metabolism chap 8. Take self quiz.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sept. 8-12
Get Ready for AP readiness sessions at UCLA beginning on Sept. 27 from 9-1.   Go there by bus.

Get your APBio supplementary book! This weekend.
Begin reading ch 6.

Test on chap 5 Wed. We will review on Thurs.  Write out misconceptions(right answers) as we go through it in your notebook for credit.

Finish ch. 5 Nucleic Acids/Review ch. 5/quiz on ch. 5.  Write correct answers for the questions answered incorrectly in the quiz.
Written response on water due Mon. Sept. 8. Should cover all aspects of water and its importance for living organisms and be at least a page in length.
Concept checks for ch. 5: 5.1-#3, 5.2-#2&3, 5.3-1&2.
Chapter 4 Write down the functional groups on pages 64&65.  Know their chemical formulas and properties. Do self quiz ch. 4.

Review for test and ch 5

TEST on Chapter 5 Wed. 50 question m/c.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday April 28, 2014

                                     AP Biology Free- Response Question

2.) Information flow in cells can be regulated by various mechanisms.
    (a.) Describe the role of Three of the following in the regulation of protein synthesis:

  • RNA splicing 
  • repressor protein 
  • methylation
  • siRNA
   (b.) Information flow can be altered by mutations. Describe THREE different types of mutations and their effects on the protein synthesis.
   (c.) Identify TWO environmental factors that increase the mutation rate in an organism, and discuss their effects on the genome of the organism.
   (d.) Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in the phenotype caused by mechanisms other than changes in the DNA sequence. Describe ONE example of epigenetic inheritance.

Please have both timed free responses by Friday ONLY if you have been absent.  Per.1 and per.5 will do The above timed FR on Wed. April 20.  Per 2 will do it Thurs.

Friday April 25, 2014

                                             AP Biology Free-response Question

2.) Organisms utilize a diversity of methods to obtain proper nutrition.
    (a.) Some organisms digest food intracellularly, while others digest food extracelluarly.

  •   Identify ONE nonvertebrate organism that digests food intracellularly and describe the process.   
  •   Identify ONE nonvertebrate organism that digests food extracellulary and describe the process.    
     (b.) Describe TWO structural features of the human stomach and/or small intestine. For each, explain how the structure relates to the function .
    (c.) Plants have a variety of mechanisms for obtaining nutrients. Describe TWO and explain how each structure is utilize in nutrient uptake.


  • Grades are due on April 30, 2014
  • AP Biology Exam is on May 11, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

March 24-28 2014

Read ch. 42 Circulation and Gas Exchange
Do terms ch. 42 and Concept checks  ch. 42.1, 42.2, 42.3
Read ch. 42.5-7 and do concept checks 42.5, 42.6, a and 42.7

Read ch. 44 Do terms ch. 44 Osmoregulation/Excretion
Begin Ch. 48 Nervous system

March 10-14
March 17-21, 2014

Transport in vascular plants-Chap. 36.                Read ch. 41 Animal Nutritm/Digestion
HW terms ch. 36, Ch. 36.1 concept check.          Do terms ch. 32 and ch. 41
Water potential free response
Read chap. 36 and 37 Plant Nutrition
Do Concept checks 39.2 and 35.1
Read ch. 39 Plant responses
Read ch. 32 Animal Diversity
  Important is  32.3 Animal body plans
Transpiration free response