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Academic Biology 2020-2021-Period 1/2 + 5/6

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Week of 1/4 Academic Biology Plans

Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group A

Course Schedule: Wednesday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do organisms create offspring with variable traits?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can construct an explanation for the necessity of meiosis in creating genetically unique offspring. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Meiosis Practice Activity
  • Meiosis Quiz

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)



Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group B

Course Schedule: Thursday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do organisms create offspring with variable traits?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can construct an explanation for the necessity of meiosis in creating genetically unique offspring. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Meiosis Practice Activity
  • Meiosis Quiz

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)

Week of 12/7 Academic Biology Plans

Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group A

Course Schedule: Monday & Wednesday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do we model DNA?
  • How does DNA change or stay the same over time? 

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can model a strand of DNA. 
  • I can create scientific models from evidence. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Part 1 of Unit Menu
  • DNA Extraction Lab
  • DNA Structure and Replication Quiz

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)



Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group B

Course Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do we model DNA?
  • How does DNA change or stay the same over time? 

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can model a strand of DNA. 
  • I can create scientific models from evidence. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Part 1 of Unit Menu
  • DNA Extraction Lab
  • DNA Structure and Replication Quiz

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)

Week of 11/30 Academic Bio Plans

Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group A

Course Schedule: Monday & Wednesday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do we model DNA?
  • How does DNA change or stay the same over time? 

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can model a strand of DNA. 
  • I can create scientific models from evidence. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Part 1 of Unit Menu
  • DNA Structure and Replication Notes
  • DNA Structure POGIL or DNA Modeling Assignment (Select 1)

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)



Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group B

Course Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do we model DNA?
  • How does DNA change or stay the same over time? 

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can model a strand of DNA. 
  • I can create scientific models from evidence. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Part 1 of Unit Menu
  • DNA Structure and Replication Notes
  • DNA Structure POGIL or DNA Modeling Assignment (Select 1)

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)

Week of 11/16 Academic Biology Plans

Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group A

Course Schedule: Monday & Wednesday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do populations grow over time and what influences this growth?
  • How do organisms interact in ecosystems?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can explain the various factors that influence how a population changes and develops over time. 
  • I can make and defend claims about the relationships between organisms in an ecosystem.

Student Assignments: 

  • Population Ecology CER
  • Population Ecology Quiz
  • Ecological Relationships Reading
  • Ecological Relationships Assignment Selection

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)



Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group B

Course Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do populations grow over time and what influences this growth?
  • How do organisms interact in ecosystems?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can explain the various factors that influence how a population changes and develops over time. 
  • I can make and defend claims about the relationships between organisms in an ecosystem.

Student Assignments: 

  • Population Ecology CER
  • Population Ecology Quiz
  • Ecological Relationships Reading
  • Ecological Relationships Assignment Selection

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)

Week of 11/9 Academic Biology Plans

Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group A

Course Schedule: Wednesday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do populations grow over time and what influences this growth?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can explain the various factors that influence how a population changes and develops over time. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Population Ecology CER
  • Population Ecology Quiz

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)



Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group B

Course Schedule: Thursday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do populations grow over time and what influences this growth?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can explain the various factors that influence how a population changes and develops over time. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Population Ecology CER
  • Population Ecology Quiz

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)

Week of 11/2 Academic Biology Plans

Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group A

Course Schedule: Wednesday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do populations change due to their ecosystem over time?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can explain the various factors that influence how a population changes and develops over time. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Student Guided Notes
  • Random Sampling Lab

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)



Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group B

Course Schedule: Thursday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do populations change due to their ecosystem over time?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can explain the various factors that influence how a population changes and develops over time. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Student Guided Notes
  • Random Sampling Lab

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)

Week of 10/26 Academic Bio Plans

Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group A

Course Schedule: Wednesday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do ecosystems change over time? 

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can identify different types of ecological succession.

Student Assignments: 

  • Student Guided Notes
  • Online Ecological Succession Simulation
  • Ecological Succession Quiz

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)



Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group B

Course Schedule: Thursday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do ecosystems change over time? 

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can identify different types of ecological succession.

Student Assignments: 

  • Student Guided Notes
  • Online Ecological Succession Simulation
  • Ecological Succession Quiz

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)

Week of 10/19 Academic Bio Plans

Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group A

Course Schedule: Wednesday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do ecosystems change over time? 

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can identify different types of ecological succession.

Student Assignments: 

  • Student Guided Notes
  • Online Ecological Succession Simulation
  • Ecological Succession Quiz

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)



Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group B

Course Schedule: Thursday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do ecosystems change over time? 

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can identify different types of ecological succession.

Student Assignments: 

  • Student Guided Notes
  • Online Ecological Succession Simulation
  • Ecological Succession Quiz

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)

Week of 10/12 Academic Bio Plans

Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group A

Course Schedule: Wednesday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How does energy move through an ecosystem?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can model the flow of energy through an ecosystem. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Keystone Species Video Activity 
  • Energy in Ecosystems Quiz
  • Ecological Succession Notes
  • Ecological Succession Interactive

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)



Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group B

Course Schedule: Thursday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How does energy move through an ecosystem?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can model the flow of energy through an ecosystem. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Keystone Species Video Activity 
  • Energy in Ecosystems Quiz
  • Ecological Succession Notes
  • Ecological Succession Interactive

Links/Resources:

(See Unit Menu on Google Classroom)

Week of 10/5 Academic Biology Plans

Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group A

Course Schedule: Monday and Wednesday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How are ecosystems organized?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can describe how ecosystems are organized into levels.

Student Assignments: 

  • Ecology Reading Questions
  • Ecological Organization Choice Assignment (Part 1 on Ecology Unit Menu: Create Presentation of write paper)
  • Ecological Organization Quiz

Links/Resources:



Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group B

Course Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How are ecosystems organized?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can describe how ecosystems are organized into levels.

Student Assignments: 

  • Ecology Reading Questions
  • Ecological Organization Choice Assignment (Part 1 on Ecology Unit Menu: Create Presentation of write paper)
  • Ecological Organization Quiz

Links/Resources:

Week of 9/28 Academic Biology Plans

Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group A

Course Schedule: Monday and Wednesday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • Why is there a scientific debate about whether viruses are living or nonliving?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can make a scientific claim about whether viruses are living or nonliving and defend my claim with evidence. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Virus CER 
  • Characteristics of Life Exam
  • Ck-12 Sections 1.6 and 6.1

Links/Resources:



Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group B

Course Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • Why is there a scientific debate about whether viruses are living or nonliving?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can make a scientific claim about whether viruses are living or nonliving and defend my claim with evidence. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Virus CER
  • Characteristics of Life Exam
  • Ck-12 Sections 1.6 and 6.1

Links/Resources:

Week of 9/21 Academic Biology

Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group A

Course Schedule: Monday and Wednesday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • Why is there a scientific debate about whether viruses are living or nonliving?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can make a scientific claim about whether viruses are living or nonliving and defend my claim with evidence. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Characteristics of Life Examples Project
  • Characteristics of Life Task Cards
  • Quizlet Practices
  • Viruses Claim, Evidence, Reasoning 

Links/Resources:



Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group B

Course Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • Why is there a scientific debate about whether viruses are living or nonliving?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can make a scientific claim about whether viruses are living or nonliving and defend my claim with evidence. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Characteristics of Life Examples Project
  • Characteristics of Life Task Cards
  • Quizlet Practices
  • Viruses Claim, Evidence, Reasoning 

Links/Resources:

Week of 9/14 Biology Plans

Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group A

Course Schedule: Monday and Wednesday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do we define and classify life?
  • How do we study life?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Lab Safety Quiz
  • Scientific Inquiry POGIL
  • CK-12 Sections: 1.2, 1.3, 1.5
  • Characteristics of Life Lab

Links/Resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEIXRLcC6RA


Course:  Academic Biology Periods ½ and ⅚ Group B

Course Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do we define and classify life?
  • How do we study life?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Lab Safety Quiz
  • Scientific Inquiry POGIL
  • CK-12 Sections: 1.2, 1.3, 1.5
  • Characteristics of Life Lab

Links/Resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEIXRLcC6RA


Course: Standard Bio Period 7 Group A

Course Schedule: Monday and Wednesday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do we define and classify life?
  • How do we study life?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Lab Safety Quiz
  • Scientific Inquiry POGIL
  • CK-12 Sections: 1.2, 1.3, 1.5
  • Characteristics of Life Lab

Links/Resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEIXRLcC6RA


Course: Standard Bio Period 7 Group B

Course Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday

Office Hours: By appointment on Fridays

Essential Questions:

  • How do we define and classify life?
  • How do we study life?

Standards/PIs:  

  • I can plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis. 

Student Assignments: 

  • Lab Safety Quiz
  • Scientific Inquiry POGIL
  • CK-12 Sections: 1.2, 1.3, 1.5
  • Characteristics of Life Lab

Links/Resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEIXRLcC6RA