March Weekly Plan

We are getting close to the end! There will be much more labs occurring in the days ahead!

 


Monday, March 6th, 2017

  • Gel Electrophoresis Lab and DNA Extraction

Guiding Question/Big Idea:  How do we process DNA from organisms?

Required Readings: N/A

Due next day (Quiz): N/A 

 


Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

  • Lab Discussion/Reflection/Completion
  • Cell Communication

Guiding Question/Big Idea:  Reflections on Electrophoresis

Required Readings: 

Due next day: 9.1

 


Friday, March 10th, 2017

  • Cell Cycle
  • Cleaning up some of our Big Ideas in the Course
  • Practice Exams available online.

Guiding Question/Big Idea:  

Required Readings: 

Due next day (Quiz): Ch. 10 (Quiz on 10.2 to 10.4) 

 


Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

  • Quiz
  • Cell Communication
  • Thursday Lab – BLAST – Using a database to identify organisms

Guiding Question/Big Idea:  What is the cell cycle? How do cells communicate?

Required Readings: 10.2-10.4

Due next day (Thursday):  Ch.9.1 (Quiz on 9.1) 

 


Thursday, March 16th, 2017

  • Quiz
  • Thursday Lab – BLAST – Using a database to identify organisms

Guiding Question/Big Idea:  

Required Readings: Ch. 10 (Quiz on 10.2 to 10.4) 

Due next day (Tuesday): Nothing!
 


Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

  • Finish Lab – BLAST – Using a database to identify organisms
  • Discuss lab.

Guiding Question/Big Idea:  How does analysis/sequencing of DNA connect to Evolution?

Required Readings: 

Due next day (Thursday): 

 


Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

  • Lab Discussion
  • Back to cell communication – Ch. 9

Guiding Question/Big Idea:  How do cells communicate?

Required Readings: 

Due next day (Monday): Ch. 9.2, 9.3 Quiz

 


Monday, March 27th, 2017

  • Molecular Make-Up – Biological Macromolecules
  • Chapter 3 Reading
  • Building Macromolecules

Guiding Question/Big Idea:  What are the building blocks of our bodies?

Required Readings: 

Due next day (Wednesday): N/A

 


Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

  • Molecular Make-Up – Biological Macromolecules
  • Chapter 3 Reading
  • Building Macromolecules

Guiding Question/Big Idea:  What are the building blocks of our bodies?

Required Readings: Ch. 3

Due next day (Friday): Chapter 3 Quiz

 


Friday, March 31st, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea:  What makes up cells?

Required Readings: 

Due next day (Monday): Chapter 4.3 and Eukaryotic Cells Quiz

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