Mr. Hoffner's  Classroom

Pantego Christian Academy
2201 Park Row Dr. 
Arlington, Tx 76013 
(817) 460-3315

1st Quarter

AP Biology Assignments

August 16th

Today in class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Welcome!


Issue Text books


Hand out Class and Lab rules


Introduction to AP Biology

 Identify the different 3 Domains in Biology Classification
 
  • Get your info packet signed by your Parents or your educational guardian.  


  • Discover what College Board determines as the 4 Big Ideas in Biology

  • Remember to work on the 4 quizzes from the Summer AP  Biology assignments 

  • Familiarize yourself with the Flinn Safety material found in your information packet. This will be tested on next week! Or view the Lab Safety power point!

August 17th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Turn in signed papers


Pre-Test Biology 

 
  • What are the different themes in Biology?
  • Identify the cell theory
  • What are the 7 Characteristics of living things? 
 

Safety power point


Turnitin.com assignment Due Sunday August 21st by 11:59 pm!


Read pages 1-9 


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 25th

August 18th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Close fit exercise


Define Null and Alternate hypothesis


Inquiry based science

 Fact

Theory

Law (principle)

Summer Quizzes due Tuesday Sept 5th


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 25th

August 21st

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Solar Eclipse
 

Van der Waals interactions


Hydrogen bonding 

 

Summer Quizzes due Tuesday Sept 5th


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 25th


August 22nd

Today in Class
 Assignments

Titration:

Practice skill set 

 

Summer Quizzes due Tuesday Sept 5th


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 25th

August 23rd

Today in Class
 Assignments
Construction and behavior of water

Quiz!
 

Summer Quizzes due Tuesday Sept 5th


Please observe Table 2.1 on page 26

Please read page 27 (Unequal sharing of electrons)


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 25th


Answers to today's Quiz

August 24th

Today in class
 Assignments
 

Summer Quizzes due Tuesday Sept 5th


Please read "Polar and nonPolar substances: Each interacts with its own kind" pages 29-30


College Board Discription and Themes


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 25th

August 25th

Today in class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Lab Safety Exam


QuizStar Test site 


pH


Titration

 

Cohesion


Surface tension


High Heat Capacity


pH 

  Summer Quizzes due Tuesday Sept 5th

Please read section 2.4 pages 31-35
 

August 28th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Titration:

Practice skill set 



Powerpoint on APA Referencing

Dissolved Oxygen

Eutrophication
 

 Lab Bench:  Look at this site to give background info on Dissolved Oxygen (The quiz is NOT for a grade)



Please read: Recent perturbations of the Nitrogen cycle have had adverse effects on ecosystems. pages 1216-1217 and pg 1219


Summer Quizzes due Tuesday Sept 5th


Turnitin.com assignment:


Please identify what "Eutrophication" is and what impact it has on the marine and fresh water environment.
In your discussion, connect Eutrophication to any of the "4 Big Ideas" (College Boars is looking for you to connect to 2 or more Big Ideas)

1. Cite your references. Minimum of 2 references are needed. Please use APA format.
2. Please limit your response to 2-3 paragraphs!
Due Monday September 4th

August 29th

Today in Class
 Assignments

Lab 1:

Dissolved Oxygen

August 30th

Today in Class
 Assignments

Lab 1:

Dissolved Oxygen

 

 Lab Bench:  Look at this site to give background info on Dissolved Oxygen (The quiz is NOT for a grade)


Exam: Friday September 8th


Summer Quizzes due Tuesday Sept 5th

August 31st

In Class Today
 Assignments
Lab 1:

Dissolved Oxygen (Data collection)

 

Lab Bench:  Look at this site to give background info on Dissolved Oxygen (The quiz is NOT for a grade)


Exam Friday September 8th


Summer Quizzes due Tuesday Sept 5th

September 1st

Today in Class
 Assignments
Lab 1:

Dissolved Oxygen

Discussion on lab format


Class Excel Data Sheet





Enjoy your 3 day Weekend

September 5th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Discussion on pH

Test prep
 

Summer Quizzes due Today!


Exam Friday September 8th

September 6th

Today in class
 Assignments
Test prep

Last questions for Lab Report
 
Exam Friday
 September 8th

September 7th

Today in class
 Assignments
Test Prep

Quiz
 
Exam Friday
 September 8th

September 8th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
 Assignments

Exam:
Please bring your lab tops and make sure the batteries are charged!
Proton

Neutron

Electron

Isotope

Ion 

 

Begin looking at Chapter 2

(specifically 2.1 and 2.2)

September 11th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Introduction to Chemistry
 

Ionic Bonds

Covalent Bonds 

Look at Chapter 2 section 1

Chemistry Exam September 22nd

September 12th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Bohr models

Lewis Structure

 

Alkanes

Alkenes

Alkynes

  Chemistry Exam September 22nd

September 13th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Introduction to Organic Chemistry 

Grand Unified Theory

 

Organic Chemistry

Isomers

Isotopes

Ion 

Saturated

Unsaturated 

  No Homework Wednesday

September 14th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Lab 3: Organic Nomenclature

Quiz  
Hydroxyl

Carbonal  

Carboxyl

Amino

Phosphate

Sulfhydryl

  Chemistry Exam September 22nd

September 15th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Functional Groups

Alpha and Beta linkages

Hydrolysis

Condensation (Dehydration)

Primary fold

Secondary fold

Tertiary fold

Quartnary fold 

 

Challenge:

Construct the shortest carbon chain that would fit all 7 functional groups identified in class!

September 18th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignment

Organic Challenge

1-4 Alpha and beta linkages

Hydrolysis

Condensation

 

Disulfide bridge

Peptide bonds

Denature

  Chemistry Exam September 25th

Please read Ch 3 section 1 pg 38-42
What kinds of molecules characterize living things?

September 19th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Assemble macromolecules 
Practice sets
  Chemistry Exam September 25th

Please read Chapter 3 section 2 pages 42-49
What are the chemical structures and fnctions of proteins?

September 20th

Today in Class
 Assignment
Glucose vs.  starch

Alpha and Beta linkages

 Protein Folding

  Chemistry Exam September 25th

September 21st

Today in Class
 Assignment

Review for exam

Quiz

  Chemistry Exam September 25th

Please read Chapter 3 section 3 pages 49-54 What are the chemical structures and functions of carbohydrates?

September 22nd

Today in class
 Assignments

Review for exam

Quiz

   Chemistry Exam September 25th

Double check RenWeb to make sure you know what Daily grades you want to drop on Thursday (RenWeb will be disabled beginning Monday the 25th)

September 25th

Today in Class
 Assignment
Exam: Chemistry
Please review Lab Bench:

September 26th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Osmosis and Diffusion
Solute
Solvent
Solution

Hypertonic Solution
Hypotonic Solution
Isotonic Solution
Please review Lab Bench:

Please read:
Diffusion is the process of Random Movement toward a state of Equilibrium Pages 105-106

September 27th.

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Diffusion lab activity
Psi values
Water Potential
  No Homework Wednesday!

September 28th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignment
Collect Data from Diffusion Lab

Potato Lab
Turgor pressure

Channel proteins
Gated channel
Aquaporins
  Please read:
Osmosis is the diffusion of water across membranes pages 106-107

-and -

Water moves through a membrane by Osmosis pages 765-767

September 29th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Collect data from Potato Lab

Evaluate Performance over the first Quarter (determine which 2 grades will be dropped from Daily category)- and - If you wish to use a Summer Test Grade!
   End of 1st Quarter