Biology Syllabus: April 2019
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

April 1
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
What is the purpose of DNA replication?
Write the nucleotides are needed to complete the RNA strand for this segment of DNA?  answer as a strand of DNA and add the RNA bases. Label each side. (DO NOT COPY THIS SENTENCE. Write the answer on your entry task sheet and label carefully so you know what you did!)
LEARNING TARGET:

• Describe the replication of DNA and its purpose.
Describe the transcription of RNA and the translation of  protein.
IN CLASS:
• Transcription and translation diagram

TO DO
:
Summary sheet for tomorrow's quiz
STANDARD:

B.H: Heredity
•  B.H.2 Structure and function of DNA in cells

2
DUE TODAY:
DNA Summary Sheet
ENTRY TICKET:
• List the differences in DNA reolication and transcription.  

LEARNING TARGET:

Model the transcription of RNA and the translation of  protein.

IN CLASS:
•  Quiz - replication of DNA and transcription of RNA (Be sure you know the difference and the outcomes!)
• Construct a strand of DNA. Record in your notes the nucleotide sequence you used. Now, make the mRNA strand, and recodr that sequence. Ask teacher to check. Take apart the DNA molecule used.
When asked, trade seats with another group. Use their mRNA to rebuild the DNA.
• Learn to read The Gene/tic Code.

TO DO
:
• Be sure your binder is complete and organized. You will need it all on Thursday.
STANDARD:

B.H: Heredity
•  B.H.2 Structure and function of DNA in cells
3
4
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
What did you miss, if anything, on the quiz?

LEARNING TARGET:

Sharpen your summary sheet skills

IN CLASS:
• Make a summary sheet DRAFT following the directions on your checklist.

TO DO
:
Add to summary sheet
STANDARD:

B.H: Heredity
•  B.H.2 Structure and function of DNA in cells

5
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:


LEARNING TARGET:



IN CLASS:
• Practice test

TO DO
:

STANDARD:





8
DUE TODAY: Summary Sheet
ENTRY TICKET:
Assess effectiveness of your summary sheet. Explain.

LEARNING TARGET:

• Write a learning target for one question that you should have known how to do but missed.

IN CLASS:
Practice Test Review

TO DO
:

STANDARD:

• All of them
9
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
What happens in a chromosome mutation? Describe, using appropriate terms (chromosomes, sister chromatids, homologous pairs, meiosis)
Get out your notes.
LEARNING TARGET:

• Transcribe DNA to mRNA; write the matching anticodons on mRNA
Translate mRNA to protein
Mutate DNA 3 different ways
IN CLASS:
Protein synthesis
Reading mutations from DNA
TO DO
:
Finish DNA and Mutations handout
STANDARD:

B.H: Heredity
•  B.H.2 Structure and function of DNA in cells

 

10
11
DUE TODAY: DNA and Mutations
ENTRY TICKET (YOU HAVE 10 MINUTES):
Why do offspring of the same parents have different appearances?
Cut 3 pieces of blue yarn in lengths of 30, 20, and 10 cm. Do the same with pink yarn.
LEARNING TARGET:

Explain how the laws of segregation and independent assortment, crossing over, chromosome mutations, and DNA mutations all lead to genetic variation

IN CLASS:
Explain the difference between chromosomal mutations and DNA mutations
Describe 4 types of DNA mutations and tell how mutations can be beneficial, harmful, or benign.

TO DO
:

STANDARD:

B.H: Heredity
•  B.H.2 Structure and function of DNA in cells
12
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Transcribe your paper strip to mRNA. Then, translate to amino acids.

LEARNING TARGET:

• Tell the story of our understanding of species

IN CLASS:
• Six who Laid the Groundwork:

TO DO
:
• Work on your summary sheet!
STANDARD:

B.H: Heredity
•  B.H.2 Structure and function of DNA in cells
15
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Summarize the most important contribution of your Old Dead Guy.

LEARNING TARGET:

• Explain the foundations of our understanding of the diversity of life. What are 4-5 big ideas?

IN CLASS:
• Share and explain the contribution of your Old Dead Guy. Why was the work valuable?
Where does this work fit in to our understanding of species?
TO DO
:
Spend 15 minutes reviewing the process of constructing a cladogram from the first month of school.
STANDARD:

• 
B.E: Evolution
• 06 History of life on Earth
16 ELA 1, ELA 2 EOC tests

17
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:


LEARNING TARGET:

Enzymes and Conditions

IN CLASS:
• Practice Test

TO DO
:
Read the 1st 2 pages of the cladogram assignment.
Complete Data Table 1 so you are ready for Tuesday.
STANDARD
:
B
.E: Evolution:
B
E.1 Mechanisms
B
.E.1a  Natural selection
B
.E.1b  Mutation
B
.E.1c  Genetic drift
B
.E.1d  Gene flow (immigration, emigration)
B
.E.1e  Sexual selection
18 No School
19 No School
22
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
The difference between fixity and change with respect to species is.....
LEARNING TARGET:

• Use what you know about fixity and change in species to compare biological evolution with the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Model.
IN CLASS:
• Old Dead Guys and what we learned from them

TO DO
:

STANDARD:
B
.E: Evolution:
B
E.1
Mechanisms
B
.E.1a  Natural selection
B
.E.1b  Mutation
B
.E.1c  Genetic drift
B
.E.1d  Gene flow (immigration, emigration)
B
.E.1e  Sexual selection

23
DUE TODAY
:
ENTRY TICKET:
What contributions did these people make to our understanding of biological evolution?
Mendel
Watson and Crick
LEARNING TARGET:

• List and explain the conditions for biological evolution to occur.
List and explain the conditions for natural selection as a mechanism of biological evolution
IN CLASS:
• Mechanisms for biological evolution
• Conditions for natural selection
TO DO
:
• Impact of Mutations on Populations
STANDARD:
B
.E: Evolution:
B
E.1
Mechanisms
B
.E.1a  Natural selection
B
.E.1b  Mutation
B
.E.1c  Genetic drift
B
.E.1d  Gene flow (immigration, emigration)
B
.E.1e  Sexual selection

24

25
DUE TODAY
: Impact of Mutations on Populations
ENTRY TICKET:

What is an adaptation, as used in biology? Which monster mutation would be considered an adaptation, and why?

LEARNING TARGET:
• Construct and read a simple cladogram.
Explain how homologous structures help us determin relationships among species.
IN CLASS:
• Cladograms based on physical characteristics

TO DO
:
Cladogram Practice
STANDARD:
B
.E: Evolution:
B
E.1
Mechanisms
B
.E.1a  Natural selection
B
.E.1b  Mutation
B
.E.1c  Genetic drift
B
.E.1d  Gene flow (immigration, emigration)
B
.E.1e  Sexual selection
26
DUE TODAY: Cladogram Practice
ENTRY TICKET:


LEARNING TARGET:



IN CLASS:
• Cladograms from DNA

TO DO
:
• Tortoises of the Galapagos essay. Title it Tortoises - lastname and put it in your Biology folder by clas on Monday.
STANDARD:
B
.E: Evolution:
B
E.1
Mechanisms
B
.E.1a  Natural selection
B
.E.1b  Mutation
B
.E.1c  Genetic drift
B
.E.1d  Gene flow (immigration, emigration)
B
.E.1e  Sexual selection

29
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:
Questions on the dihybrid cross handout?

LEARNING TARGET:

List and describe 5 lines of evidence for evolution.

IN CLASS:
• Homologous structures

TO DO
:
Add Wallace and Darwin info to your chart.
STANDARD:

STANDARD:
B
.E: Evolution:
B
E.1 Mechanisms
B
.E.1a  Natural selection
B
.E.1b  Mutation
B
.E.1c  Genetic drift
B
.E.1d  Gene flow (immigration, emigration)
B
.E.1e  Sexual selection

30 Math EOC tests

May 1
D
UE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:


LEARNING TARGET:



IN CLASS:
• Pedigrees

TO DO
:
Tortoises of the Galapagos essay. Title it Tortoises - lastname and put it in your Biology folder by clas on Monday.
STANDARD:
B
.E: Evolution:
B
E.1 Mechanisms
B
.E.1a  Natural selection
B
.E.1b  Mutation
B
.E.1c  Genetic drift
B
.E.1d  Gene flow (immigration, emigration)
B
.E.1e  Sexual selection

May 2
May 3
DUE TODAY:
ENTRY TICKET:


LEARNING TARGET:



IN CLASS:
• Interpreting enzymes and other graph interpretation

TO DO
:

STANDARD:

STANDARD:
B
.E: Evolution:
B
E.1 Mechanisms
B
.E.1a  Natural selection
B
.E.1b  Mutation
B
.E.1c  Genetic drift
B
.E.1d  Gene flow (immigration, emigration)
B
.E.1e  Sexual selection

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