Agenda and Homework updated 08/09/2017
8/21: Welcome; Logistics; Are you alive? Remind, Web
8/22 Safety; Are Beans Alive? Schoology
8/24 Characteristics of Living Things, Mug shots/names; book, Start Germination Lab; Height Lab data collection; RQ/CER; Ecology; Collect Data: Beans Alive
8/25 What’s biology? What is science? Height Lab data/analysis; Germination data collection
Due 8/22 Lab Report/CER - “Are you Alive
Due 8/25 Email to confirm your email address
Due 8/25: Parent Signature (Welcome Letter); Parent email to confirm parent email address
Due 8/29 Lab Report/CER – Are Beans Alive?
Due 8/31 Bean Germination Lab
Due 9/5 (note the extra time-I expect effort!) Height Lab (FULL Lab report w/graphs & Conclusion!!!)
“Electronics” USE YOUR REAL NAME, OR YOU CAN’T GET CREDIT
Remind signed in by Friday 8/25 7:00 AM (for a grade) [The instruction sheet is posted in the room or you can click this link.]
Schoology signed in by Friday 8/25 7:00 AM (for a grade)
HBio17-18 Period 2
HBio17-18 Period 4
HBio17-18 Period 6
For each topic there will be a quiz based in part on the reading. Make sure you keep up with the Agenda page for the schedule, since the quizzes may not coincide with the class lecture/activity schedule. You can learn much of the same material from other web resources – if you don’t like “your” text book, I can recommend other online resources (or just Google the topic). You can also watch YouTube videos on the subjects. The best out there are done by Richard Anderson and can be found as “Bozeman Biology.” All that said, the actual quizzes are based on readings from Biology-Miller & Levine.
Tentative Reading Schedule:
Topic I – Introduction to Biology and the Nature of Life [Quiz 8/31]
Reading: Chapter 1
Topic II – Ecosystems [Quiz 9/6]
Reading: Chapter 3:1, Chapter 4, Chapter 6:3, 6:4
Topic III – Populations in an Ecosystem [Quiz 9/8]
Reading: Chapter 5
Topic IV – Energy Flow [Quiz 9/12]
Reading: Chapter 3
Topic V – Human Impact on the Environment [Quiz 9/14]
Reading: Chapter 6
In an attempt to reduce the amount of paper I can misplace and to reduce the number of trees cut down for my classes I am instituting the following policy.
At the end of each marking period (if there are sufficient written assignments to warrant this) there will be an extra credit grade given to those students who submit their work via email. Near the end of the marking period I will search my email@example.com archive and assign extra credit points based on a subjective sense of the percentage of possible assignments (it isn’t meaningful to submit a take home test or worksheet via email) that have been submitted via email. (As a consequence of how this is done, you MUST sign your complete name in your emails in the body of the email. I sometimes search by first name, sometimes by last name.)
You can’t lose by submitting via email. The only caveat (warning) is that digital submissions are easier to check for plagiarism J .
Shared Google Drive:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0r2l9_tFA_FT0pRcTZZQXJHUmM?usp=sharing
This contains the most up-to-date versions of the benchmarks, an essential content outline, a vocabulary list, and a list of Latin & Greek prefixes, suffixes and stems - all of which will also help you succeed. It will eventually contain lab handouts, worksheets etc.
District BYOD links http://science.dadeschools.net/byod/students/hsStudents/biologyHonors.html
Remind Service- Get SMS text or email reminders of important dates.
Go to "my sign in page" https://www.remind.com/join/drghbio-17 and enter your phone number. OR
@drghbio-17 to 81010 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
(subject and bodyof the message can be blank)
You can sign up for both text and email messages.
Remind, Inc., a safe way for teachers to communicate with students and parents. To opt-out, text 'unsubscribe @hbio-2014' to 81010. Standard text message rates apply. Visit remind.com to learn more
UPLOAD Files (if you can't email them)...this includes pictures:https://www.dropbox.com/request/K5Q2pUt4QPzSgr5ajD72
Information and advice:
Biology Book from Maricopa (Arizona) Community College (Lower
than AP Bio, but above Honors Biology) really good background and
Writing lab reports (general format and suggestions)
OnLine video reviews
(Youtube) - some are above the level of honors biology, but,
they can really help.
Bozeman-Youtube channel (obviously it doesn't work well in school) http://www.youtube.com/user/bozemanbiology#p/c/4A0F9177F62B4435
Crash Course - Youtube channel ((obviously it doesn't work well in school) Covers biology, ecology, and chemistry http://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse/videos
Kahn Academy - http://www.khanacademy.org/#biology
pages for EOC review, but you can use them during the
year... Review pages and sample questions from Escambia County.
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Information - Code Red Lock Down
Classroom doors will be
No passes for any reason (bathroom, water etc).
Sit away from the door.
Students in the hall will be brought into the nearest classroom.
Students in open areas should report to the nearest secured area.
Students in bathroom facilities should report to the nearest secured area.
Follow directions of emergency personnel and administrators.
ALL staff and students remain in LOCK DOWN until the ALL CLEAR announcement is made.
$10 Honor Fee/year
If you are taking 2 science classes, you have to pay in each one separately.
If you do not pay, an electronic obligation will be submitted, and in order to graduate, leave the school etc, you will have to pay (clear your obligations).