• When finished with the final, please go the the End of Year Course Evaluation.
  • When done, please return to your seat.

Tuesday June 2 - Wednesday June 3
  • FINAL REVIEW (click here)
    • Work through the review on your own.
    • Studying is an independent thing - do not visit or distract your neighbor
    • NO PHONES or other digital devices that will distract you from preparing for the final
    • DO NOT WASTE your time - this study session is for YOU to help you be successful in Biology!

Wednesday May 27
  • Frog Dissection Lab
    • Follow the instructions here.

Tuesday May 26

  1. Presentation of owl pellet skeletons.
  2. Frog Dissection Introduction Assignment
    • Click the link:
      • Do the Introduction
        • 1. Why do we Dissect?
        • 2. Draw and label the tools
      • Click the Menu Button
      • Work through the External Anatomy
        • 3. Describe the external Anatomy
      • Click the Menu Button
      • Work through the Internal Anatomy
        • 4. Describe (briefly) each of the systems you will be examining with the frog.
    • Must be completed to join dissection tomorrow.

Monday May 25

No School - Memorial Day

Wednesday May 20 - Friday May 22

Owl Pellet Dissection Lab - Continued...

Tuesday May 19

Owl Pellet Dissection Lab
  • All students must have passing grade to participate in dissection. If you are not passing, see Mr. Beals immediately to get your make-up work so you can improve your grade and join us for dissection
  • Follow the instructions entirely.
Click the link for the Owl Pellet Dissection Lab.

Monday May 18

Visual Vocabulary - Vertebrate
    Fold paper so you have 6 boxes on the front and 6 on the back.
    Vocab Quiz on Friday
  1. Invertebrate
  2. Vertebrate
  3. Chordate
  4. Notocord
  5. endoskeleton
  6. amniotic egg
  7. placenta
  8. ectotherm
  9. endotherm
  10. mammal
  11. eutherian
  12. Wild Card (choose any key word in Ch25 or Ch26)

Friday May 15

  1. Phylogenetic Tree Final
  2. Deep Tree
    • On the main page of the NOVA Evolution Lab, click the "Deep Tree" in the upper left corner
    • Watch the video
    • Choose any two organisms and explore their "relatedness"
      • Write down a brief explanation (and diagram if necessary) of how they are related
    • Continue until you have explored and written down the relatedness of 5 pairs of organisms
      • (that means 10 total organisms but you will only have 5 explanations)
    • Put a heading on your paper with "Phylogenetic Tree Final" as the assignment.

Thursday May 14

  1. Phylogenetic Tree Final

Wednesday May 13

Working with your partner:
  1. Alpine Ecology Tree ring count #2
    • Visit each of the prepared tree cores and record the number of rings and the date the tree was born.
  2. Macroinvertebrate Diversity Day #2

    Monday May 11 - Tuesday May 12
    1. We will be at Pioneer Park exploring the following:
      • Plant Diversity - Classifying characteristics/traits of plants of the park
      • Macroinvertebrate Diversity - Collecting and classifying macroinvertebrates from Pioneer Creek

    Thursday May 7 - Friday May 8

    1. Building a cladogram of leaves from Pioneer Park!
    2. Finish you Micro-ecosystems of Pioneer Park lab book
      • This included the "Analysis and Conclusion Section" and the "Living Vocabulary" on the back. 
      • Instructions for "Living Vocabulary"? Look at Tuesday May 5
    3. If you do not finish the "Micro-Ecosystem Lab Notebook" it is HOMEWORK and most be completed when you show up for the next class period of Biology - is homework if you don't get it done in class!!!

    Tuesday May 5
    • Visual Vocabulary Quiz - 14.1,14.2
    • Seats?
    • "Living Vocabulary"
      • Using the vocabulary from Chapter 14.1,14.2, choose 5 words and explain how you experienced each of these processes happening in your area of study at Pioneer Park.
        • For example:
          1. Commensalism is where one organism benefits from an ecological relationship and the other is not affected. I saw this in real life in Pioneer Park when I observed moss growing on the North side of my cottonwood tree on the banks of Pioneer Creek. The moss is using the tree as a place to root and grow so the tree must be providing structure for the moss. The tree, as far as I can tell, is gaining nothing from this relationship. This is the "commensalism" in real life!

    Monday April 27 - Thursday April 30
    • There are three assignments that must be completed. Finish them in the order listed below. Anything you DO NOT finish this week is homework and must be completed over the weekend. Do not waste time. Be respectful of your guest teacher and be amazing - OK?! Good.
      1. Assignment #1 - RSVCP: Click here for instructions.
      2. Assignment #2 - Finish your Tree Ring Analysis (instructions are posted below on Tuesday April 21)
      3. Assignment #3 - Visual Vocabulary 14.1,14.2.
      4. Remember ALL of these are due on MONDAY, MAY 4th! Have them completed!
    • Have a great week! I will tweet all the amazing things I get to do in D.C. including my meeting with President Obama! You can follow along @BealsScience

    Tuesday April 21
    • Quizlet 15 minutes of studying for tomorrow's test
    • Tree ring data analysis (First count. Click HERE for data)
                Alpine Ecology Tree Ring Data Analysis
    • 4 Groups (to be assigned)
      1. 1. Find any outliers and record them as outliers
        • Do they need to be thrown out because they are too far from the others?
        • Record any outliers on your data sheet
      2. 2. Find mean and median of data given to you by Mr. Beals
      3. 3. Record Mean and Median on your data sheet
      4. 4. Write your Mean and Median on the data sheet on the SMART Board
      5. 5. Graph ALL of the tree core averages on your data sheet (use an appropriate graph!)
      6. 6. Answer the following questions on your data sheet:
        • 1. Explain why you chose the outliers that you did. Be specific and justify your data.
        • 2. Is the mean and median different for the data sets? Why? What does this tell us?
        • 3. Which tree is the oldest? How old is it?
        • 4. Which tree is the youngest? How old is it?
        • 5. Explain why these preserved tree cores could be beneficial to Biologist and Ecologist 100 years from now? Be specific.

      Monday April 20

      Friday April 17
      • Vocab Quiz 13.4-.5-.6
      • Read/Outline 13.6
        • All Ch13 outlines should be done by Monday
        • They will be graded
      • Wolves of Yellowstone

      Thursday April 16

      Wednesday April 15
      • Radish check and water! (How many more days?)
      • Read/Outline 13.5 (Due tomorrow!)
      Tuesday April 14
      • Radish check and water! (How many more days?)
      • Visual Vocabulary Ch 13.4, 13.5, 13.6
        • Fold paper hot dog style then grilled stuffed burrito style. Write the definition in your own words, draw a picture to describe the definition!
        • QUIZ on FRIDAY!
        1. Decomposer
        2. Specialist
        3. Generalist
        4. Trophic Level
        5. Food Web
        6. Hydrologic Cycle
        7. Biogeochemical Cycle
        8. Nitrogen Fixation
        9. Biomass
        10. Energy Pyramid
        11. -troph
        12. -geo
      Monday April 13
      • PIR DAY!

      Friday April 10

      Thursday April 9
      • Discuss Yellowstone Wolf Paper - Trophic Cascade
      • Finish Tree Rings
      • Read/Outline 13.3,13.4
        • In notes, nicely, draw a food web (similar to p410) but with animals of Yellowstone.
        • Include:
          • Wolf, Grizzly, Elk, Deer, Moose, Eagle, Grass, Trees, Flowers, Beetles, the Sun, and 4 other animals/plants of your choosing.
          • Label each as producer or consumer.
          • Draw an arrow to show the direction that energy flows from one organism to the other
        • DUE FRIDAY!

      Wednesday April 8

      Tuesday April 7
      • Kimchee and Sauerkraut
        • ph?
        • Taste?
        • How did they form?
      • Visual Vocabulary
        • Fold your paper hot dog style then grilled stuffed burrito style. 
        • Write the word, a definition in your own words, and draw a picture to describe the definition.
        1. Producer
        2. autotroph
        3. consumer
        4. heterotroph
        5. chemosynthesis
        6. food chain
        7. herbivore
        8. carnivore
        9. omnivore
        10. detritivore
        11. -omni
        12. -hetero

      Thursday April 2
      • Assignment 1
        • Read: "Will gray wolves save the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem" by Craig Beals (thats me!)
          • This paper is part of my Master's Degree thesis where I explored the role of predators in ecosystems around the world and the effect they have on the ecosystem when they are eliminated and reintroduced. (printed handouts available or digital version at bottom of this page)
        • When finished answer the following question is a well-written paragraph with complete sentences and evidence from the paper and/or class.
          • "What did you learn?"
      • Assignment 2:
        • Continue with the Ecological Monitoring Tree Ring count from yesterday. Please be accurate in your counts! Download the pictures for better resolution (you can zoom WAY in if you download).

      Wednesday April 1

      Alpine Ecology Tree Ring Count

      Tuesday March 31

      Monday March 30
      • Bottle Biology - TerrAqua Column - Radishes Data Collection
      • Read/Outine: Ecology 13.1, 13.2.
        • When finished, see Mr. Beals for today's homework assignment.
      • Assignment: DUE TOMORROW!
        • 13.1 p400 #1,#2 (choose either #3 or #4)
        • 13.2 p404 #1,#2 (choose either #3 or #4)

      Friday March 27
      • Bottle Biology
        • Kimchee!
        • Sauerkraut!
          • See handout at bottom of page for instructions.

      Thursday March 26
      Wednesday March 25
      • Termite Races!!
        • Be sure to do the conclusion and input your data on the lab Termite Study sheet.

      Tuesday March 24

      Friday March 20
      • Vocab Quiz  -  13.1, 13.2
      • Termite study day !

      Thursdaty March 19
      • Bacteriology Data Analysis and Conclusion (see link below)

      Wednesday March 18
      • Bacteriology Day 5 and Clean up

      Tuesday March 17
      • Bacteriology - Observation only
        • Remove from incubator, examine changes (if any), return to incubator upside down and return to front of room for discussion.
      • Assignment: Visual Vocabulary 13.1,13.2 DUE WEDNESDAY AT BEGINNING OF CLASS!
        • Fold paper hot dog style, then grilled stuffed burrito style. This gives you six squares on the front and six on the back! 
        • Definition should be in your own words and should be accurate. Picture should describe the definition of the word.
        1. Ecology
        2. Community
        3. Ecosystem
        4. Biome
        5. Biotic
        6. Abiotic
        7. Biodiversity
        8. Keystone Species
        9. Eco-
        10. Bio-
        11. Ab-
        12. Sy-
      • Ecology introduction

      Monday March 16

      Wed - Fri March 11-13
      • MontCAS testing
        • Bring pencil and SSR book

      Tuesday March 10
      • Outside! - Microecosystems of Pioneer Park
        • Bring your Microecosystems Field Notebook

      Monday March 9

      Friday March 6
      • Incentive Day

      Thursday March 5
      • Chapter 11 - Evolution of populations VOCAB QUIZ
      • Day 2: Bacteriology Lab (click lab instructions from yesterday)

      Wednesday March 4

      Tuesday March 3

      • Chapter 11 Visual Vocabulary
      • DUE Tomorrow (Wednesday).
      1. Gene pool
      2. Allele frequency
      3. microevolution
      4. gene flow
      5. genetic drift
      6. bottleneck effect
      7. founder effect
      8. sexual selection
      9. Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
      10. speciation
      11. behavioral isolation
      12. geographic isolation

      Thursday Feb 26
      • Post Test Self Evaluation: CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT FORM
      • Post Test - Fixing the problems you missed 
        • Compare answers with lab partner to see which ones you got wrong.
        • Write out the correct answers on the back of your ZipGrade
      • Finish your drawings for MicroEcosystems 
      • Pioneer Park - Microecosystems OUTSIDE
        • Gone today? See Mr. Beals for instructions.

      Tuesday Feb 24
      • TEST!
        • Evolution and Natural Selection (Chapter 10)

      Monday Feb 23
      • Turn in Review from Friday
      • Study for Test
      • Turn in Lab: BeanBugs (see attached lab sheet on the bottom of this page)

      Friday Feb 20
      • Assignment: Evolution Review (Chapter 10)
        • Ch 10 Review: #8,10,11,13,16, pg 325 #1-6 DUE MONDAY

      Tuesday Feb 17
      • Visual Vocabulary - Due TOMORROW - QUIZ ON FRIDAY!
        1. Artificial Selection
        2. Heritability
        3. Natural Selection
        4. Population
        5. Fitness
        6. Biogeography
        7. Homologous Structure
        8. Analagous structure
        9. Vestigial structure
        10. Paleontology
      Tuesday Feb 11
      • Video continued - See Monday Feb 10 for instructions.

      Monday Feb 10
      • Video: Darwin's Darkest Hour
      • Miss class? Watch the video at the link below and answer the questions on the handout "Darwin's Darkest Hour PBS" attached at the bottom of this page.

      Tuesday, February 3
      • Visual Vocabulary
        • Fold your paper hot dog style (in half long way), Fold your paper grilled stuffed burrito style (like a letter). Crease.
        • Open paper and you have 6 equally sized boxes. Use these for each word in visual vocab.
      • Chapter 10 visual vocab:
        • Write the definition of each word in your own words
        • Draw a picture to describe the definition of the word
        1. Evolution
        2. Species
        3. Fossil
        4. Catastrophism
        5. Gradualism
        6. Uniformitarianism
        7. Variation
        8. Adaptation
      Monday, February 2
      • Video: Ghost in your Genes

      YouTube Video

      YouTube Video

      Wednesday - Monday, January 21 - 26

      Biotechnology Research Project
      To secure your topic of choice click the link and write in your information

      SEMESTER 1

      Jan. 13-14 
      • Review for Final
      • Review/Study guide is posted at the bottom of this page.

      Jan. 12, Monday
      • Roots Vas - Zyg
      • Assignment
        • Draw Meiosis DIagram on back of Mitosis diagram (already in your Notes) from page 174
        • Read/Outline:
          • Ch 6.2 Process of Meiosis - Pg.173-176
          • Ch 6.3 Mendel and Heredity - Pg. 177-179
      Jan. 6, 2015
      • DUE! Beans, Beans the Magical (Growing) Fruit
        • Data Book
        • Graph of your data (include title, label axis)
        • (on separate paper) Post Lab questions and Conclusion

      Jan. 5 2015!
      • Welcome Back!
      • Roots: troph - vac
      • Roots and Shoots Data comparison
      • Planaria People - Draw any changes see in your planaria
        • You will present your pictures/observations tomorrow!

      Dec. 19 Friday
      • Quiz: Roots (semi - syn)
      • Lab: Beans, Beans
      • Planaria Dissection Day 2 - Documenting regeneration
      • Read "Asexual Reproduction" pg 150
      Dec. 18 Thursday
      • Lab: Planaria Dissection!
      • "Do you have any zeros or uncompleted work?" - If so, no labs until all work is made up, turned in and graded. NO ZEROS ALLOWED IN BIOLOGY!!!
      Dec. 17 Wednesday
      • Planaria Hunting at Pioneer Creek
      Dec. 16 Tuesday
      • Lab: Beans, Beans
      • Kahoot - Mitosis Quiz!
      • Turn in Assignment
      • Check Notes
      • Pre-Lab: Two Heads are Better than One - Planaria regeneration lab
      Dec. 15 Monday
      • Mitosis Kahoot quiz tomorrow
      • Roots (Semi - Syn)
      • Lab: Roots & Shoots Data collect
      • Read/Outline: p138-142 (due tomorrow, will be graded)
      • Homework: 5.2 #13

      Dec. 11 Thursday
      • Lab: Beans, Beans
      • Lab Partner introduction
      • Assignment: Redraw and study the cell cycle diagram on page 141.
        • Quiz tomorrow: On the Cell cycle diagram - know all the parts of the cell replication process
      • Quiz Tomorrow: Roots: Proxim - Scop
      Dec. 10 Wednesday
      • Lab: Beans, Beans....(see yesterday's assignment)
      Dec. 9 Tuesday
      • Seat Change
      • Roots: Proxim - Scop 
      • Pre-Lab: Beans, Beans the Magical Growing Fruit
        • Set up Data Notebook
        • Write up YOUR Experiment as instructed
        • Prepare to set up lab tomorrow.

      Bio Lab: Beans, Beans...

      Dec. 8 Monday
      • Test  

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        1. Catalyst
        2. Enzyme
        3. Substrate
        4. Lock and Key
        5. Passive Transport
        6. Diffusion
        7. Concentration Gradient
        8. Osmosis
        9. Isotonic
        10. Hypertonic
        11. Facilitated Diffusion
        12. Active Transport
        13. Endocytosis
        14. Phagocytosis
        15. Exocytosis
        16. ATP
        17. ADP
        18. Photosynthesis
        19. Chlorophyll
        20. Thylakoid
        21. Calvin Cycle

      Dec. 5 Friday
      • Test Review 
        • Because I was out all week, we will shift the test to Monday.
        • Today will be used for your to review all of the concepts and diagrams for each of the topics on the test.
        • The test will be over each of the topics listed on Dec. 3. Review, study and know all of them!
        • Watch the videos listed above as a review (fair warning: 1/2 of the test will be questions about the topics covered in the videos above, so it would be beneficial to watch them!)
      Dec. 4 Thursday
      • Test Review (Due Friday at the beginning of class)
        • Assignment is listed on Wednesday below.
        • Due tomorrow.

      Dec. 3 Wednesday
      • Test Review (Due Friday at the beginning of class)

      Enzymes: Pg 156 #1-5

      Cell organelles: Pg 79 #1-6

      Cell Membrane: Redraw and label Figure 3.17 on pg 82 AND pg 84 #1,2,5

      Diffusion and Osmosis: Redraw and rewrite the descriptions for Figure 3.23 on pg 86 AND pg 87 #1,2,3,5

      ATP Cell Energy: Pg 102 #2,5

      Photosynthesis: Pg 105 #1,2,4 AND Pg 112 #3,4

      Cellular Respiration: Pg 115 #1,2,3

      Dec. 2 Tuesday
      • Finish reading from yesterday if needed.
      • Read 4.2: Photosynthesis
        • 1. Pretend you are having a conversation with a friend and explain the following: How does photosynthesis work?
          • Include all key terms and the final equation showing what is produced through photosynthesis.
      • Read 4.4: Cellular Respiration
        • 2. Pretend you are having a conversation with a friend and explain the following: How does cellular respiration work?
          • Include all key terms and the final equation showing what is produced through cellular respiration.
      Dec. 1 Monday
      • Roots - Phili - Pre
        • Click on the link on the right hand section of this page (near the top of the page) and record Phili-Pre in your Roots Notebook tab
      • Reading: Short History of Nearly Everything
        • Read Chapter 24: Cells (pg 371)
        • Answer the following after you read
          1. What is a cell?
          2. What do your cells do for you?
          3. How does the poisonous compound Nitric Oxide (NO) help you cells?
          4. Who were Hooke ad Leeuwenhook and how did they help us learn about cells?
          5. Describe two things from the reading that you found interesting.

      Nov. 17 Monday
      • Add Vocab from 3.5 to your Unit 2 Vocabulary List
      • Read/Outline Chapter 3.5
        • Show notes to Mr. Beals when completed
      • Do the following assignment (Due Tomorrow): p91 #1-4
      • Finish the Egg Osmosis Lab
        • Turn in tomorrow with all parts completed Experiment 1 - Experiment 7.
      Nov. 12-15
      • Egg Osmosis Lab!!! (see document below)
      Nov. 11 Tuesday
      • QUIZ TOMORROW: Unit 2 Vocab
      • Work on EXPERIMENT PART 2 and 3 today
      • Study for the vocabulary quiz tomorrow.

      Osmosis Egg lab.docx

      Nov. 10 Monday
      • Root words: morph - ocul (quiz Friday)
      • Lab: Osmosis Egg Lab
        • Start a new piece of paper with a heading for this lab
        • Record the mass of a "new" egg on your paper for later use
        • Find your egg. Flip the egg over and add more vinegar to cover if needed.
        • Cover beaker with plastic wrap and return to tray.
        • Watch the following video:
        • Answer the questions on the worksheet "VIDEO questions for osmosis amoeba sisters.pdf" attached at teh bottom of this page" on your lab write-up.
        • Keep you lab write up as we will be adding to it for the next week and a half!
      • Finish: Post-Lab for Catalase Enzyme Lab (it is due tomorrow at the beginning of class)
      • Study for the Unit 2 Vocab Quiz on Wednesday
        • Unit 2 vocab:
      • Collect all graded papers and put them in your 3 ring binder in the "Graded Work" tab. 
        • Remember, Biology notebook will be collected and graded very soon!

      Nov. 6, Thursday
      • Finish: Catalase Enzyme Liver Lab
      • Post-Lab: answer questions from Lab Handout on your lab paper.
      • Lab is due tomorrow.
      • Study for tomorrow's Roots Quiz: Logo-Mono

      Nov. 5, Wednesday
      • Lab: Catalase Liver Enzyme
      • DUE: Post Lab - Enzyme Detergent Lab
        • Must have a graph of ALL GROUPS data in Data/Observations section
        • Must have a CONCLUSION at the end outlining:
          • Interpret the data
          • What did you learn?

      Nov. 4, Tuesday
      • Pre-Lab: Catalase Enzyme Lab - Liver
        • See lab attached at the bottom of this page.
        • The pre-lab MUST be completed all the way through the END of the procedure or you cannot participate in the lab!
      • Post-Lab: Detergent Enzyme Lab
        • Due Thursday
        • Include graph of ALL groups data
        • Include Conclusion stating what the data means and what you learned. This should be a well written paragraph.

      Oct. 28, Tuesday
      • Enzymes and Gelatin Lab - PreLab
      • Due tomorrow or you cannot join us for the lab.

      Oct. 27, Monday
      • Enzymes
        • Start a new Vocab List for Unit 1
        • Add vocab from 2.5
        • Read/Outline 2.5 in a new section in notes
      • Grade Reports Today
        • 60% or below?
          • Bronc Cafe starts tomorrow

      Oct. 24, Friday
      • Unit TEST!
      Oct. 23, Thursday
      • Unit Review questions:
      • Ch1 Page 31: 9,10,15,27,28,29
        Ch2 Page 61: 8,10,11,13,18,20
        Ch3 Page 95: 9,14,18,35,37
        Ch8 Page 259: 11,12,13,15

      Oct. 22, Wednesday
      • Modeling DNA
        • See instruction sheet attached at the bottom of this page.
                                      acaagatgcc attgtccccc ggcctcctgc
      Oct. 21, Tuesday
      • LAB: Extract Your Own DNA!!
        • Cheek Cell DNA - See lab sheet at the bottom of this page.

      Oct. 20, Monday
      • Lecture - DNA

      Oct. 17, Friday

      TEST - Unit 1

      Oct. 16, Thursday

      Unit Review: Due Tomorrow:
      Ch1 Page 31: 9,10,15,27,28,29
      Ch2 Page 61: 8,10,11,13,18,20
      Ch3 Page 95: 9,14,18,35,37
      Ch8 Page 259: 11,12,13,15

      Oct. 15, Wednesday

      • Plant Cell and Animal Cell
          • Color labeled organelles
          • Define each organelle on the back of each sheet of paper
      • "Protein Synthesis Paper" from Monday
      • Take-home quiz: 
      1. What is DNA?
      2. Why is it important?
      3. Where does DNA "live"?
      4. What is a chromosome?
      5. What is transcription?
      6. Why is it important?
      7. What is translation?
      8. Why is it important?
      9. What are proteins?
      10. Why are they important?
      11. Explain what each of the following organelles do in the cell:
        • Cytoskeleton
        • Vesicle
        • Endoplasmic reticulum
        • Ribosome
        • Cell membrane
        • Mitochondria
        • Vacuole

      Oct. 15, Wednesday
      • Roots (ergo - hemo) QUIZ
      • Assignment: 
        • Work on Plant Cell and Animal Cell
          • Color labeled organelles
          • Define each organelle on the back of each sheet of paper
      • Continue to work on "Protein Synthesis Paper" from Monday

      Oct. 14, Tuesday
      • Study Roots (ergo - hemo)
      • Assignment: 
        • Work on Plant Cell and Animal Cell
          • Color labeled organelles
          • Define each organelle on the back of each sheet of paper
      • Continue to work on "Protein Synthesis Paper" from Monday

      Oct. 13, Monday
      • Roots (ergo - hemo)
      • Assignment: Protein Systhesis

      Google Document

      Oct. 10, Friday

      Oct. 9, Thursday
      • Roots Quiz (derm - equ)
      • Read: Short History of Nearly Everything p288-290
        • Answer the following in complete sentences: "What is so fascinating about proteins?"
        • DUE TOMORROW!
      • Chapter 2 Review page 61
        • #10,11,13,17,18
        • DUE TOMORROW!

      Oct. 8, Wednesday
      • Lecture: Biochemistry 2.2 (continued)

      Oct. 7, Tuesday
      • Lecture: Biochemistry 2.2 (continued)
      • Visual Vocabulary
        • Fold you paper so you have 6 equal squared on the front and back (fold hot dog style then grilled stuffed burrito style!)
        • Each box is for one vocabulary word - Write a definition in your own words and draw a picture to describe the definition
          1. Ionic Bond
          2. Covalent Bond
          3. Molecule
          4. Acid
          5. Base
          6. Protein
          7. Amino Acid
          8. Nucleic Acid
          9. Exothermic
          10. Endothermic
          11. Catalyst
          12. Enzyme
        • Due tomorrow at the beginning of class!

      Oct. 6, Monday
      • Lecture: Biochemistry 2.2
        • Miss lecture? Read and take notes from 2.2

      Oct. 3, Friday
      • Incentive Day
        • Must have something to work on.
        • Bring Biology book and SSR book.
      Oct. 2, Thursday
      • Lecture: Biochemistry
      Oct. 1, Wednesday
      • Lab: The Amazing Life of Water
        • See handout below on Sept 29.
      Sept. 30, Tuesday
      • Lab: The Amazing Life of Water
        • See handout below on Sept 29.
      September 29, Monday

      Lab_Lecture Properties of Water Stations

      September 24, Wednesday
      • Lab: Pre-Lab Graded
      • Read/Outline:
        • Biochemistry: Ch 2.1 and 2.2

      September 23, Tuesday
      • Lab: "Why do the leaves change color in the fall?"
        • What to take outside:
          • Lab Handout
          • Science Binder
          • Clipboard (if you need one)
          • Pencil
          • Camera
          • Microscope
          • Laptop
          • Positive attitude and a big smile!
        • What will we be doing
          • Observations in the same spot as before
            • 5 minutes, 4 senses
          • Regroup
          • Lab partner and you find two leaves from same tree, but different color variation
          • Bring to microscope (when available)
        • Finish Prelab.
          • Must have all parts of pre-lab done (all parts through the end of Procedure).

      September 22, Monday
      • Pre-Lab: Extracting Your DNA from Cheek Cells (moved to next week)
      • Pre-Lab: Leaf Chromatography
        • "Why do the leaves change color in the Fall?" - Investigating the macromolecules in leaves.
        • Lab is attached at the bottom of this webpage.
      • Create a template for your lab write-up format on a separate piece of paper - put this paper in your "Notes" section 
        • Copy the template from the document on this page: "Lab Notebook Requirements"

      September 19, Friday
      • Quiz: Roots
        • Turn in when completed
      • Quiz: Chapter 1 - Biology in the 21st Century
        • Sign into Senteo Clicker - enter answers
        • When finished:
          • Finish Dimensional Analysis Wkst for LATE grade
          • Read: BioZone P64-66
          • Whole Class discussion - Bioethics and You!
      September 18, Thursday
      • Book Cover Due (late today = only worth 70%, tomorrow it is a 0)
      • Grade/Review: Dimensional Analysis wkst
      • Roots Quiz Tomorrow!
        • Extra Credit on quiz: Top 3 high scores on will get +1 point XCred on the quiz! Practice! Study!
      • Assignment: Chapter 1 Assessment (#1-10, 12, 15) 
        • DUE TOMORROW
      • Quiz: Chapter 1 - Tomorrow

      September 17, Wednesday
      • Book Cover Due
      • Lecture: Chapter 1 Overview - Intro to Biology

      September 16, Tuesday
      • Assignment:
        • Wkst: Dimensional Analysis #2 DUE THURSDAY at Beginning of CLASS!

      September 15, Monday
      • Grade Roots Quiz: Ann-Bi
      • Write down this weeks Roots: Bio-Cent
        • Absent? Write them down from the list by clicking the link to the right "Biology Roots"
        • Roots Study Help?! Connor Black made a Quizlet for everyone to use to study:
      • Finish Lab including questions - DUE TOMORROW
      September 12, Friday
      • Roots Quiz: Ann-Bi
      • Lab: M&M Inquiry: Quantitative Data, Qualitative Data, Independent Variables, Dependent Variables

      Extra Credit?!
      What do you say when people as, "What did you do today in school"?
      Stop saying "Nothing" and show them!

      Explain to somebody at home WHY you put an M&M on a plate of water
      Tell them what you learned.
      Show them that you, and science, are awesome!
      -Take a picture of you doing the lab with somebody at home
      -You, a friend/family member, and the plate of candy/water must all be visible in picture
      -Post the picture to Twitter
      -add @BealsScience and #SeniorHighScience
      -add a caption explaining the picture
      -GET +5 points Extra Credit

      September 11, Thursday
      • Lab: M&M Inquiry: Quantitative Data, Qualitative Data, Independent Variables, Dependent Variables
        • Must have homework done to participate in lab
        • If homework is NOT done, you will have to make up the lab tomorrow and will get a 0 for participation

      September 10, Wednesday
      • Read/Notes p12 (put this information in your chapter 1 notes)
        • Assignment: p12 #1,2 (put these answers on a separate paper to be turned in, put a heading on the paper! Please!)
      • Read/Notes p13-16 (in notes)
        • Assignment: p17 #2,5 (complete sentences; put on same paper as #1,2 above)

      September 9, Tuesday
      • Watch and take notes on the following two videos as review for Dimensional Analysis. Video #1 "Metrics" and take notes as you watch. Video #2 "Dimensional Analysis": You must write out the steps for solving the problems using Dimensional Analysis. Copy down the problems step by step as I present them. You will need to understand how to do Dimensional Analysis and Metric Conversions for EVERY SCIENCE CLASS YOU TAKE FROM HERE ON! So, learn it now and remember it quickly!!!!
      Video #1 Metrics:

      Sept. 8, Monday
      1. Roots Intro (?
      2. Lecture: Study of LIfe

      Sept. 5, Friday
      1. QUIZ: Roots Quiz (a - anima-)
      2. Read: Short History of Nearly Everything (Introduction)
        • RSVP: Explain something that fascinates you about biology.

      Sept. 4, Thursday
      1. Outside! Observations of Biology
      2. Intro to your Biology Book

      September 3, Wednesday
      • Signed paperwork, paragraph, 3 ring binder
          Introduction to Roots and Roots Quizzes

      September 2, Tuesday
          Discuss the following handouts. All handouts with * must be signed and returned tomorrow, Sept 3.
      • Open Disclosure*
      • Lab Safety Agreement*
      • Photo Release*
      1. Watch Mr. Beals TED Talk by clicking the link. Write a paragraph answering this: "Why does Mr. Beals have an app for me to check in with each day?"
        • DUE TOMORROW at the beginning of class
      2. Open Disclosure, Lab Safety Agreement, and Photo Release Signed
        • DUE TOMORROW at the beginning of class

      If you would like to sign up to receive reminders from Mr. Beals, follow the instructions below:

      Biology Period 1: 
      Text: @56ac2 to: (484) 577-8260

      Biology Period 4: 
      Text: @d9e09b to: (484) 577-8260