Honors/Gifted Biology AGENDA & HOMEWORK -  2018-19  Dr. Gottfried  -
[General links and information at the bottom of this page]

Agenda and Homework updated 09/21/2018

Honors Biology-Periods 3, 5, 6

M, W 1, 3, 5; T, Th 2, 4, 6; F 1-6

9/24, 25 Ecology Review-Topics 1-5; Start Macromolecules

9/26, 27(ER) District Assessment #1 -Study Guide below & in OneNote; Macromolecules (models)

9/28 Macromolecules

Open House 10/3

Study Guide – District Unit 1 Assessment

Vocabulary:

Autotroph

Biodiversity

Carrying capacity

Efficiency

Heterotroph

Invasive species

Limiting factors

Niche

Optimum

Photosynthesis

Respiration

Stabilize

Trophic level

 

Concepts:

Acid Rain

Climate Change & Global warming

                Constants

                Control

Control

Ecosystem disturbances

Energy Pyramids & trophic energy transfer

Experimental Design

Food Chain, Food Web

Graph Interpretation

Human effects on the environment

                Independent, Dependent Variables

                Land, Seashore

Nutrient Cycles (water, carbon, nitrogen)

Ozone layer destruction

Pollution

Primary & Secondary Succession

 

 

Homework

Due 9/26, 27 Study for District Assessment #1

Due 10/2 Pearson Realize 2.3 Reading; Interactive; Quiz [you will have also had class time for this]

Due 10/1,2 Drawing of the chemical structure of: ring form-glucose, saturated fatty acid, mono-unsaturated fatty acid, glycine, alanine; basic backbone and rung structure of DNA – ALL of this will be covered in class

 

Fees will be collected starting 9/24

$10/student/class; if you are in multiple classes you owe multiple fees

Obligations will be entered for unpaid fees

If the fee will create an undue hardship on your family talk to me privately 

From: I wish Dr. G. knew-

[You didn’t think I was going to talk about everything that came up in this “channel” in class did you?]

 

The person [sic]  assignments shouldn't be graded based on the quiz grade because some of us didn't do so well and that grade can bring ours down or at least let us retake it so we can do better.

 

I’m not sure whomever wrote this understands the concept of grading. Grades don’t have to be good to count. If you didn’t know that a grade could lower your GPA, why would you ever try. If you do poorly, in Pearson, there is a remediation option, which allows you to improve your understanding of the concepts and your grades. But, it is additional work. The current plan is to average the 3 quizzes related to chapter 4 into 1 grade.

 


Agenda and Homework updated 09/14/2018

Honors Biology-Periods 3, 5, 6

M, Th 1, 3, 5; T, F 2, 4, 6 (W-Teacher Work Day)

9/17, 18 Do Now-Experimental Design 1; Environmental Policy; Biomagnification; Human Impact

9/20, 21 Do Now-Experimental Design 2; Environmental Action Simulation

There will be a District Unit 1 Assessment next week-Probably Wednesday/Thursday

The study guide is here and placed in OneNote

Study Guide – District Unit 1 Assessment

Vocabulary:

Autotroph

Biodiversity

Carrying capacity

Efficiency

Heterotroph

Invasive species

Limiting factors

Niche

Optimum

Photosynthesis

Respiration

Stabilize

Trophic level

 

Concepts:

Acid Rain

Climate Change & Global warming

                Constants

                Control

Control

Ecosystem disturbances

Energy Pyramids & trophic energy transfer

Experimental Design

Food Chain, Food Web

Graph Interpretation

Human effects on the environment

                Independent, Dependent Variables

                Land, Seashore

Nutrient Cycles (water, carbon, nitrogen)

Ozone layer destruction

Pollution

Primary & Secondary Succession

 


Homework

Due 9/17, 18 Activity Report on the population growth, the lions of Ngorongoro and what you learned-Everyone who was here did it on Thursday 9/13 & Friday 9/14.

Due 9/17, 18 Pearson Realize Chapter 4, Lessons 1, 2, 3 (reading) & OnLine Activities THIS IS A LOT OF STUFF-You get 1 week to do a chapter, reading and activities, AND (I am trying something new) online quizzes.

[I’m not assigning more in Pearson Realize until I see how this worked. There may be additional HW through that site assigned on Thursday/Friday]

Due 9/20, 21-In class-Environmental Action Simulation  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-zX2X1ZEMCWnf8cMj_cxEeHbbCTYAt9C40Kg14siT5g/viewform?edit_requested=true

You have to turn in the sheet with the programs and the web form.



Agenda and Homework updated 09/08/2018

Honors Biology-Periods 3, 5, 6

T, Th 1, 3, 5; W, F 2, 4, 6

9/11, 12 Feedback on Pearson Realize; Food Chains, Energy Flow in Ecosystems; Symbiosis

9/13, 14 Quiz (20 MC questions-see below for study guide; or in OneNote);  Lions of Ngorongoro

Online Google Form Worksheet for the Lions of Ngorongoro

Bring Devices (laptops/tablets will work better than cell phones)

 

Homework

Due 9/11, 12 Reading & one online Pearson Realize assignment

Due 9/11, 12 Explore Learning/Gizmo Using Prairie Ecosystem write a FULL lab report investigating Predatory/Prey dynamics.  [This has two purposes (1) Learn about Predator/Prey (2) show me you know about independent and dependent variables.]  DO NOT PRINT OUT THE GIZMO ASSIGNMENT AND DO THAT AS YOUR LAB…

It should include:

Title: Predator/Prey

Problem: You need to come up with a GOOD problem statement that can be addressed using the gizmo

Hypothesis:

Independent Variable-

Dependent Variable-

Procedure: what you did

Data: (you can include screen shots of the data tables/graphs from the Gizmo)

Conclusion:

 

Explorelearning.com

 

Period 3: XMWPCQCFQ3

Period 5: M6TBKTLJVJ

Period 6: W45MH6KCP9

 

Due 9/17, 18 Activity Report on the population growth, the lions of Ngorogoro and what you learned

Due 9/17, 18 Pearson Realize Chapter 4, Lessons 1, 2, 3 (reading) & OnLine Activities THIS IS A LOT OF STUFF-You get 1 week to do a chapter, reading and activities, AND (I am trying something new) online quizzes.

30 minutes-20 Multiple Choice Questions

Define Biology

Characteristics of Life

                Use energy

                Cells

                Reproduction

                Metabolism

                Growth

                evolution

Homeostasis

Experimental Design

                Independent/dependent variable

                Problem

Hypothesis

Control

Ecology

Weather/Climate

Winds/Currents

Biomes

Be able to read a climate graph

Photic/aphotic

Biotic/abiotic

Greenhouse effect

Lab safety & general safety

Sharing Science

                Publishing & presenting


Agenda and Homework updated 09/01/2018

Honors Biology-Periods 3, 5, 6

T, Th 1, 3, 5; W, F 2, 4, 6

Papers w/no name

9/4, 5 Ecology- Populations

9/6, 7 Population Dynamics; Carrying Capacity; Types of Growth [bring devices]

Looking forward-There will probably be a quiz on 9/13, 14

 

Homework

Due 9/4, 5: Graphic organizer explaining the difference between Primary and Secondary Succession

Due 9/6, 7 Report (can be podcast, video, written, emailed, etc.) on 3 different invasive species in south Florida. At least 1 must be a plant. Where did it come from? How did it get here? What are the effects?

Due 9/11, 12 Reading & one online Pearson Realize assignment

Due 9/11, 12 Explore Learning/Gizmo Using Prairie Ecosystem write a FULL lab report investigating Predatory/Prey dynamics.  [This has two purposes (1) Learn about Predator/Prey (2) show me you know about independent and dependent variables.]  DO NOT PRINT OUT THE GIZMO ASSIGNMENT AND DO THAT AS YOUR LAB…

It should include:

Title: Predator/Prey

Problem: You need to come up with a GOOD problem statement that can be addressed using the gizmo

Hypothesis:

Independent Variable-

Dependent Variable-

Procedure: what you did

Data: (you can include screen shots of the data tables/graphs from the Gizmo)

Conclusion:

 

Explorelearning.com

 

Period 3: XMWPCQCFQ3

Period 5: M6TBKTLJVJ

Period 6: W45MH6KCP9

 
 

READING

As assigned in Pearson-Realize - if you can't access Pearson Realize through the portal, AND you are technologically aware, AND you are on a computer not a phone, I have a sneaky idea I'd like to test out. You would need to be able to open a chat window and see a separate logon window at the same time. If so, email me, and we'll coordinate.


Agenda and Homework updated 08/25/2018

Honors Biology-Periods 3, 5, 6

M, W 1, 3, 5; T, Th 2, 4, 6; F 1-6

8/27, 28: Height Lab Analysis; Pseudoscience; Biotic/Abiotic factors; Aquatic Ecosystems

    Height Lab Data

8/29, 30: Succession; Biodiversity; Flower dissection; Invasive species;  

8/31: Ecology [Oral reading discussion-quiz]; paperwork

Homework

Due 8/27, 28 Are Beans Alive?;  Germination Lab

Due  8/31 Height Lab (FULL Lab report w/graphs & Conclusion!!!)

Due 8/31 Flower Dissection & Analysis (parts and what they do-photograph your dissection)

Due 9/4, 5: Graphic organizer explaining the difference between Primary and Secondary Succession

Due 9/6, 7 Report (can be podcast, video, written, emailed, etc.) on 3 different invasive species in south Florida. At least 1 must be a plant. Where did it come from? How did it get here? What are the effects?

 

 

READING

Tentative Reading Schedule:

Reading….You should anticipate reading (and mastering the content) of about 5 pages a day. If you are going to your sister’s wedding and will be busy on Saturday, plan on reading 10 pages on Sunday. If you are heavily involved in a sport and can’t focus during the week, plan on reading about 35 pages over the weekend.

We have a brand new book, that was specifically adapted to Florida, your EOC and our needs. It is available (with bells and whistles) through your portal and as hard-copy.  I will distribute hard copy later.

One issue, the hard copy and online version are not exactly the same.  The online version doesn’t have page or question numbers in the same ways as the hard copy version.

I will assign readings using  “Lesson numbers” from the online version (these are like chapter-sections in older books). If you are reading the hard-copy you have to figure out the pages.  

One issue that has plagued my biology classes for the last several years is that students do not read the material until just before a test, if at all.

Last year I tried daily reading quizzes.  No one enjoyed this. And, as a result of rampant cheating, their effectiveness decreased.  This year, I’m trying something I’m calling “Be prepared to answer.”

At least once a week there will be oral quizzes, calling on students in a random order.

-Note-I can’t seem to get the ebook to load “nicely” in Internet Explorer. It works well in Chrome, Firefox and Edge.

Due 8/27, 28 Read Lesson 1.3

Due 8/31 Read Lessons3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3

As we get used to the book there will be assignments, as well as the readings, through the PearsonRealize platform associated with the book.



Note: While there are dates in the plans below they have been added before any of the school functions that might interfere (assemblies etc.) have been scheduled. As such, this agenda is still tentative.

Agenda and Homework updated 08/07/2018

Honors Biology-Periods 3, 5, 6

Monday 1-6; T, Th 1, 3, 5; W, F 2, 4, 6

Next week M, W 1, 3, 5; T, Th 2, 4, 6; F 1-6

8/20: Welcome; Logistics; Are you alive? ; Lab Report Format; Remind, Web

8/21, 22 Safety; Are Beans Alive? Mug shots/names; book; Start Germination Lab; Lab Report Format

8/23, 24  Characteristics of Living Things, Height Lab data collection; Collect Data: Beans Alive; Germination data collection

Homework

Due 8/21, 22 Lab Report-  “Are you Alive?”

Due 8/23, 24: Parent Signature (Welcome Letter)

Due 8/27, 28 Are Beans Alive?;  Germination Lab

Due  8/31 Height Lab (FULL Lab report w/graphs & Conclusion!!!)

“Electronics” USE YOUR REAL NAME, OR YOU CAN’T GET CREDIT

                Remind signed in by Friday 8/24 7:00 AM (for a grade) [The instruction sheet is posted in the room or you can click the link https://www.remind.com/join/drghbio-18

Pearson-through the portal. Log in at least every couple of days to check for assignments and messages.

                READING

Tentative Reading Schedule:

Reading….You should anticipate reading (and mastering the content) of about 5 pages a day. If you are going to your sister’s wedding and will be busy on Saturday, plan on reading 10 pages on Sunday. If you are heavily involved in a sport and can’t focus during the week, plan on reading about 35 pages over the weekend.

We have a brand new book, that was specifically adapted to Florida, your EOC and our needs. It is available (with bells and whistles) through your portal and as hard-copy.  I will distribute hard copy later.

One issue, the hard copy and online version are not exactly the same.  The online version doesn’t have page or question numbers in the same ways as the hard copy version.

I will assign readings using  “Lesson numbers” from the online version (these are like chapter-sections in older books). If you are reading the hard-copy you have to figure out the pages.  

One issue that has plagued my biology classes for the last several years is that students do not read the material until just before a test, if at all.

Last year I tried daily reading quizzes.  No one enjoyed this. And, as a result of rampant cheating, their effectiveness decreased.  This year, I’m trying something I’m calling “Be prepared to answer.”

At least once a week there will be oral quizzes, calling on students in a random order.

-Note-I can’t seem to get the ebook to load “nicely” in Internet Explorer. It works well in Chrome, Firefox and Edge.

Due 8/23, 24 Read Lessons1.1 and 1.2

Due 8/27, 28 Read Lesson 1.3

Due 8/31 Read Lessons3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3

As we get used to the book there will be assignments, as well as the readings, through the PearsonRealize platform associated with the book.




2018-2019 Green-Paper-Policy

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.

Each assignment submitted via email or OneNote will earn an extra 1-2 points on that assignment. 

You can’t lose by submitting via email.  The only caveat (warning) is that digital submissions are easier to check for plagiarism.
You want to read the "Don't Panic" document (always a  work in progress, but, up-to-date as of June 2018)
Homework Email address:  DrG.ATM@gmail.com

Shared Google Drive:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1om9W_g67k1bowTQ4JL4lgZ4c67Ef5_bL?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-18  and enter your phone number.  OR

Text @drghbio-18 to 81010 or E-mail drghbio-18@mail.remind.com (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


I wish Dr. Gottfried knew....



UPLOAD Files (if you can't email them)...this includes pictures:   

https://www.dropbox.com/request/K5Q2pUt4QPzSgr5ajD72



General Information and advice:


OnLine Biology Book from Maricopa (Arizona) Community College (Lower than AP Bio, but above Honors Biology) really good background and review).
http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/farabee/biobk/biobooktoc.html

Writing Conclusions

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


This course is correlated to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards which can be found at:http://www.floridastandards.org/Standards/FLStandardSearch.aspx

In general we will be following the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Pacing Guide for Honors Biology.  
The benchmarks/objectitves from 2012-13  (which may or may not be the same for 2018-19)  can be found  HBio-EOC Benchmarks
You need a reader for Adobe pdf files, which can be obtained for free from www.adobe.com

These are great pages for EOC review, but you can use them during the year... Review pages and sample questions from Escambia County.
http://www.ecsd-fl.schoolloop.com/biologyeocreview


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Information - Code Red Lock Down

Classroom doors will be immediately locked.
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.

 


 

Science Fees

$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).