Biology

MARCH 26
I WILL ATTEMPT TO DO A LIVE CLASS ON OUR EXCELSIOR FACEBOOK PAGE TOMORROW AT 1:00. I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE SO PLEASE BE PATIENT AS I LEARN THE PROCESS. BELOW YOU WILL FIND YOUR QUIZ QUESTIONS. I WILL ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS DURING CLASS. AT THE TOP OF YOUR PAPER WRITE MODULE 11 QUIZ AND NUMBER YOUR ANSWERS 1-10. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WRITE THE QUESTION. YOU CAN SNAP A PICTURE OF YOUR ANSWERS. MAKE SURE YOUR NAME IS ON YOUR PAPER. THIS WILL BE DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1.

1) IN WHAT PHYLUM DO YOU FIND THE SPONGE?

2) IN WHAT PHYLUM DO YOU FIND THE JELLYFISH?

3) WHICH PHYLUM OF ANIMALS DISCUSSED IN THIS MODULE HAS NEMATOCYSTS?

4) WHAT IS THE COMMON MODE OF REPRODUCTION AMONG THE ORGANISMS OF PHYLUM PLATYHELMINTHES?

5) TRUE OR FALSE MOST ANIMALS ARE CONSIDERED INVERTEBRATES.

6) TRUE OR FALSE THE EARTHWORM IS A SEGMENTED WORM IN PHYLUM ANNELIDA.

7) WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF THE CUTICLE IN THE EARTHWORM?

8) THE NEMATOCYSTS OF A SEA ANEMONE IS TRIGGERED BY ____________________________ WHEREAS THE NEMATOCYSTS OF THE HYDRA IS TRIGGERED BY _______________________.

9) TRICHINOSIS IS AN INFECTION CAUSED BY ______________________________.

10) WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE SNAIL LAYING DOWN A THIN LAYER OF SLIME?

MARCH 24

LORD WILLING I WOULD LIKE TO SET UP A TIME AND PLACE NEXT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 TO MEET AND FOR YOU TO DROP OFF YOUR MODULES TO BE GRADED. I WILL NOTIFY EACH OF YOU BY THE END OF THE WEEK WHAT YOU ARE MISSING SO YOU CAN GET IT TURNED IN. AFTER THIS TIME ALL ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE HANDLED THROUGH EMAIL OR TEXT. WE JUST HAVE SO MUCH VOLUME OF PAPERS AT THIS POINT THAT IT IS DIFFICULT TO TEXT OR EMAIL.
MARCH 23-27 FINISH MODULE 11, DO ALL DEFINITIONS, ALL ON YOUR OWN QUESTIONS, YOU ONLY HAVE TO ANSWER STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS 2, 4, 5, 9, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21,22
FOR YOUR LAB GRADE: WATCH THE VIDEO ON EARTHWORM DISSECTION https://youtu.be/FzAN9ErE6E8
DO A DRAWING OF THIS DISSECTION THAT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURES:
PHARYNX, ESOPHAGUS, CROP, GIZZARD, INTESTINE, SEMINAL VESICLES, SEMINAL RECEPTACLES. YOU CAN REFER TO PAGES 349, EXPERIMENT 11.3 OR TO FIGURE 11.7
THIS WILL COUNT TOWARDS YOUR LAB GRADE. ALL OF THIS MODULE WILL BE DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY AT OUR DROP OFF POINT.

I WILL POST AGAIN ON THURSDAY WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO JOIN IN ON OUR FRIDAY, MARCH 27 CLASS. I WILL HAVE YOUR QUIZ QUESTIONS FOR YOU TO ANSWER WHILE WATCHING THE VIDEO POSTED AS WELL. I WILL COMBINE MODULE 11 AND 12 TEST. I WILL EMAIL THE TEST AT THE END OF MODULE 12.

MARCH 30-APRIL 10 MODULE 12. THIS MODULE WILL BE MODIFIED AS FAR AS THE WORK THAT IS DUE. CHECK BACK SUNDAY FOR THIS INFORMATION.

MARCH 23-27

CONFESSION OF A DISTRACTED BIOLOGY TEACHER: FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS I HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ON MOVING MY DAUGHTER TO BIRMINGHAM AND PLANNING A BIG WEDDING, CANCELLING A BIG WEDDING, RESCHEDULING A BIG WEDDING AND PLANNING A SMALL WEDDING. NEEDLESS TO SAY I’VE NOT BEEN FOCUSED ON BIOLOGY.
HERE’S THE PLAN: TOMORROW I WILL MODIFY OUR SYLLABUS. I WILL FIGURE OUT A PLAN FOR HOW TO CONDUCT OUR CLASS. SOME OF YOU NEED TO HAND IN MODULE 8, MODULE 9 CREATION PAPER, AND MODULE 10. I WILL FIGURE OUT HOW TO GIVE YOU CREDIT. STARTING WITH MODULE 11 WE WILL MODIFY OUR APPROACH TO TEST, QUIZZES AND LABS. SO IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED THROUGH MODULE 10 PLEASE FINISH THAT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FREQUENTLY FOR THIS IS HOW I WILL COMMUNICATE WITH YOU. I WILL POST AGAIN HOPEFULLY BY TUESDAY AT LUNCH. I HOPE TO DO A LIVE CLASS THIS WEEK COVERING MODULE 11. I WILL POST TIME OF CLASS, I WILL POST QUESTIONS FOR YOU TO ANSWER WHILE YOU WATCH THE LECTURE, I WILL GIVE YOU AN UPDATED SYLLABUS, AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW WE WILL TEST THE MATERIAL. SO CHECK THE WEBSITE AGAIN SO YOU CAN STAY INFORMED. I’M SURE THERE WILL BE LOTS OF QUESTIONS AS WE WORK TOGETHER TO FINISH STRONG.

MARCH 16-20

HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT SPRING BREAK. THIS WEEK YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL OF MODULE 10 COMPLETED. IF YOU WERE ABSENT MARCH 6 YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT ME TO GET THE TEST AND QUIZ FOR MODULE 10. YOU NEED TO BEGIN MODULE 11 THIS WEEK. READ HALF OF THE CHAPTER AND DO HALF OF THE OYO, SGQ, AND DEFINITIONS. I WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY FOR A LIVE FACEBOOK CLASS. NEXT TIME WE MEET TOGETHER WE WILL DO EARTHWORM DISSECTIONS. IF YOU DID A PAPER ON CREATION YOU CAN EMAIL IT TO ME. CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

MARCH 2-6

FINISH ALL OF MODULE 10 THIS WEEK. WE WILL PLAY JEOPARDY IN CLASS FRIDAY, SO MAKE SURE YOU ARE PREPARED. KNOW THE WATER CYCLE, OXYGEN CYCLE, CARBON CYCLE, AND NITROGEN CYCLE. YOU WILL WANT TO BE PREPARED SO YOU CAN HELP YOUR TEAM WIN. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A QUIZ IN CLASS. CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS. BE A BLESSING THIS WEEK.

FEBRUARY 24-28

ALL OF MODULE 8 WILL BE DUE THIS FRIDAY. WE WILL SPEND A FEW MINUTES GOING OVER A FEW CONCEPTS FROM MODULE 8. THERE WILL NOT BE A TEST FOR MODULE 8. BEGIN READING MODULE 10, PAGES 299-312; SGQ 2-9; DEFINITIONS A-G; OYO PG.305,309,310. WE WILL HAVE A QUIZ ON MODULE 10. CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS, HAVE A BLESSED WEEK.

FEBRUARY 17-21

FINISH ALL OF MODULE 8 THIS WEEK. WE WILL HAVE A QUIZ IN CLASS. I WILL PASS OUT MODULE 8 TEST IN CLASS, ALL OF MODULE 8 WILL BE DUE FEBRUARY 28. HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEK, LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

FEBRUARY 3-7

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL OF MODULE 7, TAKE MODULE 7 TEST. ALL OF MODULE 7 WILL BE DUE THIS FRIDAY. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO TURN IN THE QUIZZES IN ORDER TO GET CREDIT FOR THEM. LETS HAVE 100% OF STUDENTS TURN IN ALL YOUR WORK THIS WEEK!!

BEGIN MODULE 8. READ PG. 235-246; OYO PG.233,236,238,241,244; SGQ 2-9; DEFINITIONS A-K. READ OVER EXPERIMENT 8.1. WE WILL DO THIS IN CLASS. YOU NEED TO CHECK THE EARLOBES OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS, DOCUMENT WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE ATTACHED OR FREE EARLOBES. IF YOU ARE ADOPTED CHECK THE FAMILY THAT YOU LIVE WITH NOW. WE WILL HAVE AN ORAL QUIZ IN CLASS. YOU WILL BE BROKEN UP INTO TEAMS. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR DEFINITIONS AND THAT YOU HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF PEDIGREES AND PUNNETT SQUARES. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK. CALL OR TEXT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

JANUARY 27-21

IF YOU DID NOT TURN IN MODULE 6 THEN PLEASE DO SO THIS FRIDAY. FINISH ALL OF MODULE 7 THIS WEEK. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF MEIOSIS, HAPLOID CELLS, DIPLOID CELLS AND VIRUSES. WE WILL HAVE A QUIZ IN CLASS FRIDAY. PLEASE CALL OR TEXT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. I HOPE YOU HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK. STUDY HARD AND BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS.

JANUARY 20-24

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE FINISHED ALL OF MODULE 6, TAKE MODULE 6 TEST. ALL OF MODULE 6 IS DUE THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 24. ALSO, MAKE SURE YOU RETURN YOUR FIRST SEMESTER GRADES WITH AT LEAST ONE OF YOUR PARENTS SIGNATURE.

BEGIN MODULE 7: READ PAGES 195-209; OYO PG. 198, 200, 204; DEFINITIONS A-K; SGQ 2-9. ORAL QUIZ IN CLASS FRIDAY.

AS USUAL, CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS. HAVE A BEAUTIFUL AND PRODUCTIVE WEEK.

JANUARY 13-17

FINISH READING ALL OF MODULE 6. FINISH ALL THE OYO QUESTIONS, STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS, AND DEFINITIONS. IN CLASS FRIDAY WE WILL PLAY ANOTHER MATCHING GAME WITH ALL OF THE DEFINITIONS. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO DEFINITIONS X-SS. YOU WILL HAVE A WRITTEN QUIZ BUT IT WILL BE OPEN NOTES AND OPEN BOOK.

MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND SGQ # 13 AND 15.

PLEASE HAVE YOUR PARENTS SIGN YOUR FIRST SEMESTER GRADES AND RETURN IT BACK TO ME ON FRIDAY. PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

JANUARY 6-10

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! A FRESH NEW SEMESTER TO LEARN ABOUT GOD’S WONDERFUL DESIGN. I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE HAD A NICE BREAK AND NOW YOU ARE READY TO GET BACK INTO BIOLOGY.

THERE IS A TYPO ON THE SYLLABUS. YOU NEED TO BEGIN MODULE 6. READ PAGES 161-175; OYO PG. 163, 175; SGQ 2-9; DEFINITIONS A-W.

THERE IS A LOT OF INFORMATION IN MODULE 6. IT IS THE FOUNDATION FOR THE NEXT FEW MODULES AND THE FOUNDATION FOR ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU NOT GET BEHIND, THEREFORE YOU NEED TO GET BUSY. WE WILL PLAY A MATCHING GAME WITH THIS WEEKS VOCABULARY. SO MAKE SURE YOU LOOK UP ALL 23 VOCABULARY WORDS. ALSO, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE ORGANELLES AND THEIR FUNCTIONS. YOU CAN FIND THIS ON PAGE 190, OYO QUESTION 6.3. YOU WILL HAVE AN ORAL QUIZ ON DEFINITIONS AND A WRITTEN QUIZ ON ORGANELLES.

SGQ # 8 THE 11 MAJOR TASKS CELLS MUST PERFORM: ABSORPTION, DIGESTION, RESPIRATION, BIOSYNTHESIS, EXCRETION, EGESTION, SECRETION, MOVEMENT, IRRITABILITY, HOMEOSTASIS AND REPRODUCTION.

I AM ALMOST FINISHED GRADING ALL THE MIDTERMS, LEAF COLLECTIONS, MODULES AND AVERAGING ALL OF LAST SEMESTERS GRADES. I HOPE TO SEND OUT TEXT TO YOUR PARENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK WITH YOUR GRADES.

PLEASE CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

DECEMBER 9-13

STUDY! STUDY! STUDY!! THEN STUDY SOME MORE. TAKE YOUR MODULE 15 TEST. REMEMBER IT IS OPEN NOTES AND OPEN BOOK. ALSO, FINISH YOUR MODULE 15 LAB REPORT IF YOU DIDN’T COMPLETE IT IN CLASS. THE FOLLOWING IS DUE THIS FRIDAY: MODULE 15 TEST, LAB REPORT, QUIZ, DEFINITIONS, AND THE FOLLOWING SGQ: 2, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18,21, 22. REMEMBER NO OYO QUESTIONS FOR THIS MODULE. PLEASE HAVE YOUR NOTEBOOK IN ORDER AND READY TO TURN IN AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS. IF YOU HAVE ANY OUTSTANDING WORK IT MUST BE TURNED IN THIS FRIDAY.
I AM AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS IF YOU CAN’T FIND THE ANSWERS YOU NEED. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK. BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS.

DECEMBER 2-6

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break. It is time to get back to school for two more weeks. I encourage you to finish this semester strong. Your leaf collection is due this Friday, December 6. If you have any questions about this assignment please contact me..
In class Friday we will dissect flowers. Please read over Experiment 15.1 before class. We will examine pollen under the microscope. We will complete a lab report in class. The grade you make on your lab report will also be your quiz grade. We will also spend some time reviewing for the midterm. Look over your study guide and see if you have any questions.
Module 15 will be due December 13. I will pass out the test for Module 15 in class. The following will be due for Module 15: All definitions, lab report, SGQ 2,13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22. You do not have to do the OYO questions for this Module, the test.

For those of you that take the time to read these post I am offering a bonus question for your lab report. Here is your bonus question: Why has God gone to all of the trouble to design flowers so that birds, bees, beetles, butterflies and moths can transport pollen from one plant to another?

NOVEMBER 18-22

This is a sweet little reminder that you need to make sure you use this week to get caught up in Biology. Take Module 14 test. All of Module 14 is due this Friday. We will have an oral quiz this Friday. It will come from all the quizzes we have had so far.

Begin reading Module 15, read pages 463-476. You will need to define all of the definitions. You will not have to do any OYO questions for this Module. Only answer SGQ 2,13,15,16,17,18,21,22. Module 15 will be due on December 6.

As usual please text or call if you need any help, that’s what I’m here for. I hope you all have a blessed week in The Lord. Be a blessing to others everyday.

Start on your leaf collection if you haven’t already. (Experiment 14.1)

NOVEMBER 11-15

I trust that you had a great class with Mrs. Amy. This week you will need to finish all of Module 14. In class we will look at leaves on a microscopic level and discuss the classification of plants. We will have a quiz in class so be prepared. Make sure you have all your study guide questions answered. I will pass out Module 14 tests to be taken at home. I will also give you a study guide for the midterm for you to start working on. November 22 we will have another oral quiz in class so continue to study all your past quizzes. Make sure you are working on your leaf collection. Start now drying and pressing your leaves. Please contact me anytime if you have any questions.

NOVEMBER 4-8

Take Module 5 Quiz and Test. All of Module 5 is due this Friday. Begin reading Module 14. Read pages 429-443, answer OYO, SGQ 2-13, Definitions A-I. You will have a quiz in class Friday. Stay focused and have a good week. Contact me if you have any questions.

OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 1

The next few days would be a good time to go leaf hunting for your leaf collection. Take your book outside and look on page 433 for shapes of leaves. Look at Experiment 14.1 to see how to dry them. Leaf Collection due December 6. More to come.

If you brought mushrooms or other fungi to class for our experiment please text me so that I may give you extra credit.

For this weeks assignment, please finish Module 5. As I stated in class this is a critical chapter for future learning. Pay particular attention to study guide questions 11-25. We will cover this in class but you need to make sure you have read the material and attempted to answer these questions.

We will have a written quiz this Friday at the end of class. It will be open notes and open book. I will pass out Module 5 test to be taken at home. All of Module 5 will be due November 8.

Great job on the oral quiz! Keep studying to keep this material fresh. Please call if you have any questions, I would love to help. I will be grading Module 4 this week and sending out a progress report from Modules 1-4. Keep up the good work. Be a blessing to someone today.

October 21-25

You will need to finish the last part of quiz 7, finish reading all of Module 4. Finish all OYO, SGQ, Definitions and study for your Module 4 test. In preparation for Friday’s class you will need to read over Exp. 4.1 on pg. 107-108, Exp. 4.2 pg.110-111, Exp. 4.3 pg. 114. For extra credit don’t forget to bring in your mushrooms, shelf fungi, and puffballs. Make every effort to complete your lab reports in class. Your quiz this week will be take home. I will also pass out Module 4 test for you to take at home. All of Module 4 and any missing/late work will be due after fall break on Oct 25. I will not accept any work that has been due after October 25. If you have any missing assignments you need to get them completed during your break. I will be averaging your first quarter grades and sending then to your parents. Also, remember we will have an oral quiz that comes from quizzes 1-8 on October 25 in class

SEPTEMBER 23-27

Finish all of Module 3 this week. Make sure you finish your lab report this week. Results-describe what the data means; Conclusion-sums up what happened in the experiment. Did you accomplish your purpose?

I will hand out Module 3 test in class, it will be taken at home next week. All of Module 3 will be due October 4.

For your quiz this week make sure you know the three types of symbiosis; algal bloom; what Phylum is responsible for most of the world’s photosynthesis.

SEPTEMBER 16-20

Take Module 2 test at home this week. All of Module 2 is due this Friday. Quiz, test, OYO, SGQ, definitions, and lab report. Remember to have Module 1 and 2 in order to receive the extra points. Begin Module 3, read pg. 67-79; OYO pg.70,73, 78,80; Definitions A-L pg. 95; SGQ 2-11. In preparation for class please read over experation 3.1. We will have a quiz at the end of class and it will come from your assigned work.

SEPTEMBER 9-13

Make sure you stay up to date on your assignments, it’s important not to get behind. In class this Friday we will take our quiz at the beginning. The questions will come from the following:
SGQ # 12, 13, 14, 17, 18; OYO 2.13, Module Summary question # 18 (pg. 548); be thinking about the bacterium that interested you most and why.
At home this week you need to: take the quiz 3 from Module 2, finish reading all of Module 2, answer all of the study guide questions, On your own questions, complete all of your definitions. In preperation for class read over experiments 2.1 pg. 52 and experiment 2.2 pg. 60. We will spend most of our class doing these experiments. I will pass out Module 2 test for you to take at home. All of Module 2 wil be due September 20.

September 2-6
REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR BIOLOGY NOTEBOOK ON THE TABLE IN THE HALL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DAY FRIDAY SO I CAN GRADE MODULE 1. You need to have the following in your notebook: all the definitions on page 35, study guide questions 2-16, on your own questions, lab findings from Experiment 1.1, both quizzes, and Module 1 test.
Take Module 1 test this week, remember this test is not open book. Begin reading Module 2, read pg. 37-49; OYO pg. 41, 44, 47,49; definitions pg. 65 (A-G); SGQ 2-8.

AUGUST 25-30

This week for Biology you will need to finish reading the Module, look up all the definitions, answer all the on your own questions, and answer all of the study quide questions that you did not answer this first week. You have two weeks to complete a Module, this is our second week for Module 1. You need to start studying for your Module 1 test. This test will be handed out in class this Friday and you will take it at home. All of Module 1 will be due Sept. 6. (Please note that we start Module 2 Sept. 2) We will have a quiz in class, it will be open notes and I will let you take it at the end of class after we have discussed the material. You need to do experiment 1.1 at home (pg.24). Title a piece of notebook paper Experiment 1.1 Using a Biological Key. There are 15 specimens, you only have to do specimens 2,3,5,10,12 and 13. We will go over this in class Friday so if you do not get all the answers you can make the necessary adjustments. We will do exeriment 1.2 in class so make sure you read over this experiment before you come to class. As always I am available for questions. May The Lord bless each of you to have a great week. Be kind to your siblings and obedient to your authorities.

August 19-33
I would like for you to get into the habit of checking the website each week. This week you need to read Module 1 pg. 1-15. This averages 4 pages per day. Answer the study guide questions (SGQ) 2-7 on pg. 35. Define A-M. Answer the (OYO) on your own questions on pg. 6 and 11. You will have you a quiz in class this Friday. It will be open book/open notes. If you have answered all your questions you will make a 100. I will allow you to take the quiz at the end of class after we have covered all the answers. Please do not stress about this quiz. I will walk you through the quiz the first few weeks.