Agenda and Homework updated 8/09/2017
8/21: Welcome, Introduction, FRQ-1;
8/22: Height Lab Data; Safety, Seed germination start; Mastering Biology
8/23: Mug shots; FRQ-2; Germination Report; Your Inner Fish – feedback; Big Ideas
8/25: Height lab data analysis, Science Process Skills, AP Biology-Statistics-Math
Due 8/21/2017: Summer Letter/Assignment All 3 parts are due before school starts on 8/21. (Links are in the Letter/Assignment pdf file summer-1 on the webpage.)
Due 8/25: Welcome Parent Letter signature; email to confirm parent email address
Due 8/28 Height Lab
Be proactive. Be prepared. You can do the Mastering Biology Assignments ahead of time. Access to MasteringBiology is probably the most expensive part of your "book." I can not publicly post our sign-in codes. The codes will be distributed 8/22
due 8/27/2017 11:59 PM: Introduction to Mastering Biology
due 8/28/2017 11:59 PM: 00A-Get Ready for Biology – Diagnostic Questions
due 8/30/2017 11:59 PM: 00B-Get Ready for Biology—Cumulative Test
due 9/1/2017 11:59 PM: HW-Practice Test 01 – material from chapters 2 & 3 which are assumed to be pre-requisite knowledge for AP Biology Students.
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 Campbell Biology (the online text in Mastering!).
Tentative Reading Schedule:
Background [Quiz 9/5]
Chapters 1, 2, & 3
Chapter 22 [Quiz 9/7]
Population Evolution [Quiz 9/11]
Origin of Species [Quiz 9/13]
Carbon [Quiz 9/18]
Macromolecules [Quiz 9/20]
Remind - signed in by Friday 8/25 7:00 AM (for a grade)
Mastering – signed in by Friday 8/25 7:00 AM (for a grade)
Schoology.com signed in by Friday 8/25 7:00 AM (for a grade)
APBio17-18 Period 1
APBio17-18 Period 3
APBio17-18 Period 5
Campbell Text Correlation:
Highlighted Table of Contents-in the shared folder – YOU WANT THIS
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.
REMIND -I encourage you to sign up for text/email reminders via Remind.
My "sign in" page for AP Biology 2017-18 https://www.remind.com/join/apbio1718 - enter your phone number.
OR- Either text @apbio1718 to 81010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(You can sign up for both sms-texts
and email.) Please sign up with your real name if it
asks... Standard text
rates apply. If you use the email option you can leave the subject and
the message blank.
Campbell Text Correlation:
Highlighted Table of Contents-in the shared folder
Parental email: I will be collecting parental emails in the fall. Pre-emptively if I get an email from your parents (from their email account) I'll give you extra credit in the fall
UPLOAD Files (if you can't email them)...this includes pictures:https://www.dropbox.com/request/K5Q2pUt4QPzSgr5ajD72
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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.
If you are taking 2 science classes, you have to pay in each one separately.
If you do not pay, an obligation slip will be submitted, and in order to graduate, leave the school etc, you will have to pay (clear your obligations).
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