AP-Agenda and Homework Page 2018-19  - Dr. Gottfried [General links and information at the bottom of this page]



Study Guide-Cells

FRQs

Think about the cell’s endomembrane system and the pathway of proteins through the cell

Think about different cell types and how the different organelles might be different numbers in the different tissues (I.E. Heart muscle is full of mitochondria, skin cells not so much).

Diffusion, Facilitated Diffusion, Active Transport

                Concentration Gradient

                ATM

Secretory protein versus cytoplasmic protein

What do the organelles do?

Domains of Life and Prokaryotic versus Eukaryotic cells

SA:Vol and what it means

Microscopes and what you can see with a Light microscope, a Scanning Electron Microscope, a Transmission EM  and why that happens


Agenda and Homework updated 10/6/2018

Periods 1, 2, 4

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

10/8,9 Cell transport;

10/10 PSAT

10/11, 12 (substitute) Google Form-Structures of Life-AP Structures of Life-NIH Booklet

 

10/15, 16 Test review; Cells Test

10/17, 18 Osmosis & Potatoes lab – start; Metabolism

10/19 Osmosis and Potatoes lab-end; metabolism

Homework:

Due 10/8, 9 Read OpenStax Chapter 5 &/or Chapter 7-Mastering Biology

Due 10/8, 9 Leucoplast lab

Due 10/8, 9 Mastering Biology Membranes & Transport (1 hour)

Due 10/16 Structures of Life – Google Form

Due 10/15, 16 STUDY Cells

Due 10/22, 23 Osmosis Lab

Fees will be collected 10/8-10, 10/15-18

$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

 


Agenda and Homework updated 9/28/2018

Periods 1, 2, 4

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

10/1,2 Cells-parts & functions; onion cells; leucoplast lab

Explorelearning.com

Period 1 FM3HGBTKFR

Period 2 5PQMCD5MVJ

Period 4 DLF62KZVJ9

 

10/3,4 Exam: chemistry & biochemistry [study guide below, and in OneNote] & draw a labelled cell; cell parts

Open House 10/3

10/5 Cells; membranes; osmosis

10/5 PSAT-Dry run 2/special bell schedule

 

Homework:

Due 10/3, 4 STUDY FOR EXAM

Due 10/1, 2 Labeled Cell Drawings (prokaryotic, eukaryotic-animal, eukaryotic-plant) – ala Dr. G. [has to be turned in on paper-yes you have to do it AGAIN]

Due 10/1, 2 Read OpenStax Chapter 4; &/or Chapter 6 – Mastering Biology

Due 10/1, 2 Mastering Biology Cells (45 minutes)

Due 10/8, 9 Read OpenStax Chapter 5 &/or Chapter 7-Mastering Biology

Due 10/8, 9 Leucoplast lab

Due 10/8, 9 Mastering Biology Membranes & Transport (1 hour)

Fees will be collected 10/1-4

$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

 

Could you only turn the lights off when ultimately necessary. When you turn the lights off and keep them off for the duration of about 3/4 of your class, it's really hard to keep oneself awake since you class is basically right after one wakes up (meaning the first one in the mourning) 

 

It is a delicate balance between sleeping and being able to see the screen.

I will try and be more mindful of your lack of sleep.

 

my FRQ traumatized me and I'd like to know what you and the CollegeBoard would consider good and give max points to (like a rubric maybe?)

 

If you want to discuss the scoring of your FRQ (in private) let me know and we can schedule a time (2nd lunch, beforeschool or afterschool)

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-biology/exam

 

 

Secret OnLine only Science News extra credit:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKOpna-mg-ZPqVDgRUjZFN6-7GT3QivA40zEL_J_BuTgBCrA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Do not ask about this in class or you & everyone else in your class will be disqualified from receiving the extra credit. If you have questions, email them with the subject line: Science News”

 

 


Study Guide-Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cell
1-The cell drawing seems obvious.  You HAVE to include labels. It will either be an animal or a plant cell (zero chance it will be prokaryotic)
2-FRQ Think about the table of macromolecules.
3-MC
Elements in living things
Atoms
Bonds (Ionic; Covalent-polar, Covalent-non-polar, Hydrogen; non-polar interactions)
Ionization (dissociation)
Moles
Properties of water
Valence electrons
Octet rule
Isotope (radioactive and non-radioactive)
Isomers (structural, cis-trans, enantiomers)
Miller & Urey experiments
Transpiration
Calories in foods
Digestion
Hydrolysis
Dehydration Synthesis
Carbohydrates
Lipids
Proteins
Nucleic Acids
Polymers of glucose that are digestible and indigestible
Glycosidic linkage
Peptide bond
Alpha helix, Beta Pleated sheet
Protein Structure (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Quaternary)
Disulfide bond
Functional groups
di-sulfide bridges
steroids
phospholids
semi-permeable phospholipid bilayer with embeded proteins
amphipathic
antiparallel nature of DNA bonding
DNA: A-T C-G; RNA: A-U C-G 3’-5’ 5’-3’

GROW BEYOND EARTH.

Fairchild Botany Museum and NASA.

obtain data from different species of edible vegetables grown under control conditions in the classroom. The results will be analyzed by NASA and then selected seeds will be used on the International Space Station to grow and observed

 https://www.fairchildgarden.org/Science-Conservation-/Growing-Beyond-EarthNasa-and-Fairchild 

Go to room 140 and talk to Mr. Donath second lunch or period 5. Or even at the end of the school day.
Depending on level of involvement you may get credit. 


Agenda and Homework updated 9/21/2018

Periods 1, 2, 4

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

9/24, 25 SA:Vol Group Handout; Potato Lab; Bromthymol Blue – Gelatin Cubes

9/26, 27(ER) Cells

9/28 DoNow-Answer; Cells Parts

There will be a quiz next Wednesday/Thursday 10/3,4- chemistry & biochemistry & draw a labelled cell

Open House 10/3

Homework:

Due 9/24, 25 Da Fat Lab   .here is the Fat Lab (instructions & data)

Due 9/28 SA:Vol Potato Lab; Gelatin Lab ?

Due 9/28 SA:Vol Worksheet (groups)

Due 9/28 Labeled Cell Drawings (prokaryotic, eukaryotic-animal, eukaryotic-plant) – ala Dr. G. [has to be turned in on paper]

Due 10/1, 2 Labeled Cell Drawings (prokaryotic, eukaryotic-animal, eukaryotic-plant) – ala Dr. G. [has to be turned in on paper-yes you have to do it AGAIN]

Due 10/1, 2 Read OpenStax Chapter 4; &/or Chapter 6 – Mastering Biology

Due 10/1, 2 Mastering Biology Cells (45 minutes)

 

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 spend classtime going over everything that came in that way]

For the extra credit I was wondering how heavily weighted it would be and how many times you could get extra credit(or would it all be under one grade and be heavily graded based on how many times you went?), You can do it as often as I offer it. It is one grade that accumulates in each marking period.  your jokes are ok but could use more pizazz. If you want pizazz, pay for tickets to a comedy club For FRQS it would be great if you would tell us what you are looking for before hand. That would not be a good model for an exam. In an exam you have no idea what the questions might be. At this point in the year you at least have a clue, since we have only covered a small part of the curriculum.  Am I going to whine some more will I ask more about extra credit find out next time on Biology. No clue what you mean to say here.

 

 


Until I update the page...here is the Fat Lab (instructions & data)


Agenda and Homework updated 9/14/2018

Periods 1, 2, 4

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

9/17, 18 Protein Structure; Nucleic acids

9/20, 21 Fat Lab; Macromolecules Wrap up; Cells

Homework:

Due 9/17, 18 Fill in the table of macromolecules

Elements; ~ ratios

How do you ID them?

Function

Monomers

Polymers

Tests

Carbohydrates

 

Fats

 

Nucleic Acids

 

Proteins

 


Due 9/17, 18 Mastering Biology # 2 Carbon (30 min)

Due 9/20, 21 Mastering Biology #3 Macromolecules (90 min)

Due 9/20, 21 Make sure you are clear on chapters 2-3 in OpenStax; Cross reference chapters 2-5 in Mastering Biology Campbell-Biology

Due 9/24, 25 Da Fat Lab

NOT REQUIRED-45 minute YouTube video on proteins and water https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaSntOkK-Vk




Agenda and Homework updated 9/8/2018

Periods 1, 2, 4

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

If you are on the college trip you are still responsible for the work & the quiz. You can make up the quiz on Monday 9/17 either during lunch or after school. Any other make-up schedule will have to pre-approved.  The material is conceptually opaque and may require multiple readings of different sources to make clear.  If you are going on the trip you should plan on submitting the homework due 9/12 via email (or friend).

9/11, 12 Carbohydrates; Lipids; Nucleic Acids; & protein structure; models; tests;

9/13, 14 Quiz [study guide in OneNote, and below]; Bring Devices (laptops/tablets are better than cell phones for this 1/3-4 students if possible)

Homework:

Due 9/11, 12 Reading Assignment # 4 Read Chapter 3 AGAIN. It is crucial

Due 9/11, 12 2 – HW Essays

Due 9/12 First Mastering Assignment

A] The unique properties (characteristics) of water make life possible on Earth.

 Select three properties of water and

        a) for each property, identify and define the property and explain it in terms of the physical/chemical nature of water.

        b) for each property, describe one example of how the property affects the functioning of living organisms.

 

B] Compare and contrast the three major chemical bonds important for biology.

Guidance:

In the essay you should:

  Describe why atoms form bonds (that's the comparison part)

  Contrast the different bonds in terms of how they form, what property of atoms makes them form one kind rather than another, and how strong the different types of bonds are

  Provide examples when appropriate.

Due 9/17, 18 Fill in the table of macromolecules

Elements; ~ ratios

How do you ID them?

Function

Monomers

Polymers

Tests

Carbohydrates

 

Fats

 

Nucleic Acids

 

Proteins

 

 

Due 9/17, 18 Mastering Biology # 2 Carbon (30 min)

Due 9/20, 21 Mastering Biology #3 Macromolecules (90 min)

Due 9/20, 21 Make sure you are clear on chapters 2-3 in OpenStax; Cross reference chapters 2-5 in Mastering Biology Campbell-Biology

30 minutes: 13 MC; 1 FRQ

Understand Darwin’s theory of evolution and be able to explain its parts.

Understand who contributed to Darwin’s theory and what they contributed to his thinking

Be able to explain the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria or pesticide resistance in mosquitoes

What does the Miller experiment teach us, why is it important, where is it now?

Remember the first chapter of Your Inner Fish

Calculate half-lives (or actually, given a half life, calculate the age of a fossil)

Know a little bit about the fossil record (how far back does it go, when were the first hominids)

 


Agenda and Homework updated 9/1/2018

Periods 1, 2, 4

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

Papers w/no name - on the board

Fisherbeast data

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/118lKHQwFYhKcPFviA0Jp7Nytx9Ju_HPmI2s8sy6_PEA/edit?usp=sharing

 

9/4, 5 Fisherbeast & Darwin discussion; Chemical Foundation of Life (Chapter 2)

9/6, 7 Biological Macromolecules (Chapter 3); Pattern Matching (CW-photos)

Looking forward-There will probably be a quiz on 9/11, 12

Homework:

Due 9/4, 5 Reading Assignment # 4

Due 9/6, 7 Fisherbeast (graph & individual conclusions)

Due 9/11, 12 2 – HW Essays

A] The unique properties (characteristics) of water make life possible on Earth.

 Select three properties of water and

        a) for each property, identify and define the property and explain it in terms of the physical/chemical nature of water.

        b) for each property, describe one example of how the property affects the functioning of living organisms.

 

B] Compare and contrast the three major chemical bonds important for biology.

Guidance:

In the essay you should:

  Describe why atoms form bonds (that's the comparison part)

  Contrast the different bonds in terms of how they form, what property of atoms makes them form one kind rather than another, and how strong the different types of bonds are

  Provide examples when appropriate.

 Due 9/12 First Mastering Assignment

 

READING

MASTERING BIOLOGY

Due 9/12 First Mastering Assignment- ALL Activities and Tutorials on Review of Chemistry

 


Agenda and Homework updated 8/25/2018

Periods 1, 2, 4

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

8/27, 28 Darwin

8/29, 30 Darwin/Fisherbeast; Timeline; AP-modification-???? [P1-11th grade assembly]

8/31 Fisherbeast; Timeline

 

Homework:

Due 8/27, 28 Height Lab  Height Lab Data (including the historic data)

    reminder-if you work with someone else on the data analysis or graphs, be sure to acknowledge them

Due 8/27, 28 Reading Assignment # 2

Due 8/31 Reading Assignment # 3

Due 8/31 (classwork) Timeline

Due 9/4, 5 Reading Assignment # 4

Due 9/6, 7 Fisherbeast (graph & individual conclusions)

 

READING

Reading Assignment 2-

                Online: Chapter 18 Section 1

                Pdf: pages 719-740

                Make sure you do the [Link to Learning] on bone structures

                Make sure you do the [Link to Learning] on misconceptions

                Be prepared to answer the Review Questions, Critical Thinking and Test Prep for AP at the end of the online chapter section or in the pdf at the end of the chapter, questions 1-10, 25-32 and 42-57.

                Be prepared to define the key terms

Reading Assignment 3-

Online: Chapter 2: The Chemical Foundation of Life

Pdf: pages 41-75; Questions 1-30

                Make sure you do the [Link to Learning] isotopes

                Make sure you do the [Link to Learning] ionic and covalent bonding

                Make sure you do the [Link to Learning] ice lattice

                                And think about why ice floats!

                Make sure you do the [Link to Learning] pH

                Be prepared to answer the Review Questions, Critical Thinking and Test Prep for AP

                Be prepared to define the key terms

Reading Assignment 4-

Online: Chapter 3: Biological Macromolecules

                Section 3.1 Synthesis

                Section 3.2 Carbohydrates

                Section 3.3 Lipids

                Section 3.4 Nucleic Acids

Pdf: pages 87-129; Questions 1-74

                Make sure you do the ALL the [Link to Learning] modules

                                Some of them use flash. You’ll have to allow it to get the full benefit of the animations.

                Be prepared to answer the Review Questions, Critical Thinking and Test Prep for AP

                Be prepared to define the key terms

 

MASTERING BIOLOGY

Sign into Mastering Biology by Wednesday/Thursday 8/29, 30 (for a grade!)



Agenda and Homework for next week will be posted by Saturday night.
In the meantime...
Height Lab Data (including the historic data)

Your Inner Fish....For some people the link in the document (Summer Letter below) opens saying you need edit access.  I think this is because you have your own Google drive and it thinks you want the document, not to just fill it in. In any case, this link seems to be working for everyone.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13lF483vt-yd4VjH2tN7yVl2sB4MnZG9aL30dphEVe6o/viewform?edit_requested=true


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 8/11/2018

Periods 1, 2, 4

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, Introduction, FRQ-1;

8/21, 22: Height Lab Data; Safety, Seed germination start; Texts; Mastering Biology? Statistics; FRQ 2

8/23, 24: Mug shots; Gridded Problem-1; Germination Report; Your Inner Fish – feedback; Big Ideas; Height lab data analysis, Science Process Skills, More-Statistics-Math

Homework:

Due 8/20/2018: Summer Letter/Assignment   All 3 parts are due before school starts on 8/20. (Links are in the Letter/Assignment pdf file summer-1 on the webpage.)

Due 8/23, 24: Welcome Parent Letter signature

Due 8/23, 24 Reading Assignment #1

Due 8/27, 28 Height Lab

Due 8/27, 28 Reading Assignment # 2

Due 8/31 Reading Assignment # 3

READING

Reading….You should anticipate reading (and mastering the content) of about 10 pages a day. If you are going to your sister’s wedding and will be busy on Saturday, plan on reading 20 pages on Sunday. If you are heavily involved in a sport and can’t focus during the week, plan on reading about 70 pages over the weekend.

After much thought, I’m going to try using OpenStax.org Biology for AP

One issue, the pdf and online version are not exactly the same.  The online version doesn’t have page or question numbers.

I will assign work using the online version, but, will try (no promises) to provide equivalent page and question numbers.

One issue that has plagued my AP Biology class 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.”

What do I mean by, “Be prepared to answer?”  I mean I will ask random students questions from the text. [Random lists of students will be generated by the computer from the roll lists.] If you can answer “your question,” you get a check, if not a minus. These will be periodically aggregated into an “oral reading quiz” grade.  If you are not in class (unexcused) you automatically get a minus. If you are not in class (excused) you cannot get check mark, but, you don’t get a minus.

Reading Assignment 1-Due Thursday/Friday 8/23, 24

Online: Chapter 1: The Study of Life

Pdf: pages 9-34; Questions 1-23

Make sure you watch the video [Link to Learning] on plant movement

Be prepared to answer: Review Questions, Critical Thinking and Test Prep for AP at the end of the chapter, as well as the questions that are embedded in the text.

Be prepared to define the key terms

Reading Assignment 2-

                Online: Chapter 18 Section 1

                Pdf: pages 719-740

                Make sure you do the [Link to Learning] on bone structures

                Make sure you do the [Link to Learning] on misconceptions

                Be prepared to answer the Review Questions, Critical Thinking and Test Prep for AP at the end of the online chapter section or in the pdf at the end of the chapter, questions 1-10, 25-32 and 42-57.

                Be prepared to define the key terms

Reading Assignment 3-

Online: Chapter 2: The Chemical Foundation of Life

Pdf: pages 41-75; Questions 1-30

                Make sure you do the [Link to Learning] isotopes

                Make sure you do the [Link to Learning] ionic and covalent bonding

                Make sure you do the [Link to Learning] ice lattice

                                And think about why ice floats!

                Make sure you do the [Link to Learning] pH

                Be prepared to answer the Review Questions, Critical Thinking and Test Prep for AP

                Be prepared to define the key terms

Reading Assignment 4-

Online: Chapter 3: Biological Macromolecules

                Section 2.1 Synthesis

                Section 2.2 Carbohydrates

                Section 2.3 Lipids

                Section 2.4 Nucleic Acids

Pdf: pages 87-129; Questions 1-74

                Make sure you do the ALL the [Link to Learning] modules

                                Some of them use flash. You’ll have to allow it to get the full benefit of the animations.

                Be prepared to answer the Review Questions, Critical Thinking and Test Prep for AP

                Be prepared to define the key terms

 

“Electronics”

                Remind - signed in by Friday 8/24 7:00 AM (for a grade)

               

MASTERING BIOLOGY

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 when I get them



Open Stax Readings
Summer Communications Survey Results
Summer Letter

WELCOME-

Some of this is still linked to 2017-18 pages. But, things only change so much....

The first memo I gave you can also be found here: Letter001

Dr.  G.

Campbell Text Correlation:

Highlighted Table of Contents-in the shared folder – YOU WANT THIS

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0r2l9_tFA_FQnE0ZnpYS1k1Zm8

We will probably be transitioning to the OpenStax AP Biology book. (It isn't clear whether the district will continue to support the Pearson book).

The online book-Biology for AP Courses

You can also download a pdf copy. 

There is also a student guide.  Download the guide

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.

Revised Curriculum Framework Document from College Board - The most important document related to our course.  (You will need Adobe Reader to open this document).
You can find the schedule as well as lots of other stuff (some of it useful) in the Don't Panic Book.  (always a work in progress, but up-to-date as of June 2018).


ALL Email (HOMEWORK AND CONTACT!) address:  DrG.ATM@gmail.com

Annotated Web Links       

Shared Google Drive folder with previous FRQs and various handouts etc. (Google "Drive") - includes single  file with multiple vocabulary lists, the highlighted Table of Contents to Campbell etc.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C7-wQ6nsmz72_NbSK-g4WtJZ2Qtga2Y_?usp=sharing

For the last few years (2016-18) I posted most of the notes and handouts to OneNote. I can't give you access to those files until you are actually in my class.

REMIND -I encourage you to sign up for text/email reminders via Remind. 

My "sign in" page for AP Biology 2018-19  https://www.remind.com/join/apbio1819   - enter your phone number.

OR- Either text @apbio1819 to 81010 or email apbio1819@mail.remind.com  

(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 body of the message blank.


I wish Dr. Gottfried knew....

OLD-          Campbell Text Correlation:

Highlighted Table of Contents-in the shared folder

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0r2l9_tFA_FQnE0ZnpYS1k1Zm8/edit?usp=sharing



Parental email: I may 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 (not really, but, I do prefer communicating by email).


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

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

CHAT: 
 http://backchannelchat.com/chat/w3l2m 

Letter001



Advice From 2015-16 students (along with their scores)
Advice From 2016-17 students (along with their scores)


Comments-Feedback Page



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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.

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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).



Humor-40+ ways to tell if you've been traumatized by AP Biology (these will be funnier as you survive the course)

What you need to learn for AP Bio (poem)