September Weekly Plan

 Tuesday, Sept 5th, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea: Understanding AP Biology

  • Course Outline, Expectations, Assessment and Syllabus
  • Get to know each other.
  • Journal and WordPress Tutorial (If incomplete can continue guidance Thursday)

Required Readings: N/A

Due: 


Thursday, Sept 7th, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea: What is the scientific method?

  • WordPress/Journal Rubric
  • The Scientific Method and Discussing the Reading of 1.1

Required Readings: 1.1 The Science of Biology

Due: Part 1 of summer assignment (email).


Monday, Sept 11th, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea: What is Evolution?

Required Readings: 

OpenStax Biology Textbook – Chapter 18.1 Understanding Evolution

OpenStax, Biology. OpenStax CNX. Feb 7, 2017 http://cnx.org/contents/185cbf87-c72e-48f5-b51e-f14f21b5eabd@10.99.

Due: 


Wednesday, Sept 13th, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea: What is evolution?

Required Readings: 

Due: Blog Post and Socrative Quiz


Friday, Sept 15th, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea: Population Genetics and Hardy-Weinberg

Required Readings: 18.1

Due Tuesday: Population Genetics Quiz

 


Tuesday, Sept 19th, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea: Population Genetics and Hardy-Weinberg

  • Hardy Weinberg AP Biology Lab – remember to record data on Excel and create a graph to share your work.
  • Hardy-Weinberg (see powerpoint from previous day)
  • October 25th and 27th – Bacterial Isolation Trip

Required Readings: Chapter 19.1 of OpenStax

Due: 

 


Thursday, Sept 21st, 2017 (Monday, Sept 25th and Wednesday, Sept 27th are work periods for the lab)

Guiding Question/Big Idea: Population Genetics and Hardy-Weinberg

Required Readings: Chapter 19.1 of OpenStax

Due: 


Friday, Sept 29th, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea: Phylogenies

  • Share Hardy-Weinberg Labs (30 minutes)
  • Phylogenies (30 minutes)
  • October 25th and 27th – Bacterial Isolation Trip – What is quorum sensing and horizontal gene transfer?
  • Dog Ancestry Chart via Google

Required Readings: Chapter 20.1

Due next day: Read Ch. 20

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