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

Friday, February 28, 2014

February 23-28

Review of Genetics HW problems assigned Chap 14- 3 2,13,1
Read chap 30 and do self quiz; Study 30.3(Seeds and angiosperms)
Read Ch. 35(Plant Structure and Growth) and take notes
Do Concept checks 35.1 and 39.2(plant hormones)
Written response #2(Metabolism and O2) due Thursday
Chap. 36.1-Read in class and clarify in groups
Do terms for 36.1 and the following:
Read p. 719-Vessel elememts and Sieve tube members etc.
Do Concept check 36.1

Monday, February 17, 2014

Feb. 17-21

Read chap 29 concentrating on and taking notes on:
P. 573-Overview
fig. 29.4
Study p. 576-577, apical meri. & multi. Dep. embryos
table 29.1 & fig. 29.7
P. 584 and 585 Origin and traits of vascular plants
P. 588-sig. of vascular plts.
Terms p.574 sporopollenin-megaphylls/skip p. 578, 580, 581
Read Steps p. 158-160

Per. 5 should check w/ per. 1or 2 for notes during reading Tues. Feb. 18.
I will check for this  assignment on Fri.
Chi-Square will be on Fri. Stop by and pick up a yellow handout to prepare.
See you Friday.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

FEB. 10-14

Review genetics terms in either STEPS or Chap. 14
Do questions 2, 13 and 14 in chap 14