Mr. Hoffner's  Classroom

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

AP Biology 2nd Quarter



Senior High Retreat
Riverbend Retreat Center
October 2nd-6th




October 9th



School Holiday


State Fair of Texas

October 10th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Practice Calculations with Water Potential

Lab 3: Diffusion and Osmosis:
Discussion on Lab Report
Gibbs Free Energy
Work on Lab Bench Activity:

Bring liquid Laundry detergent on Thursday!

October 11th



Morning Exams



Seniors gone all day with Mr Jones

Today in Class
 Assignments
PSAT

Schedule for the day:


Testing in assigned rooms: 8:00-11:25


After dismissal, return to regular schedule.


  • 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th period will not meet.
  • 5th period will be considered a holding period in the event testing runs long.
 No Homework Wednesday

October 12th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Equations on Water potential

Identify what impact on water poential will be if there is a change in:
  • Temperature
  • Concentration

October 13th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Prepare Dialysis Bags for Diffusion Lab
  Enjoy your weekend

October 16th

In Class Today
Laundry detergent activity: Assemble denaturing of proteins by using different laundry detergents 

October 17th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Observe denaturing activity


Check out results from Detergent activity


Exergonic Reactions -G   

Endergonic Reactions  +G   

Transition state

  Re-visit these definitions:

Denature

Hydration

Dehydration (Condensation)

Analysis reaction (Decomposition)

Disassociation 

Exam Wednesday October 25th

Please read pages 118-121

October 18th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Continue:

Exergonic Reactions -G   

Endergonic Reactions  +G   

Transition state

 

Induced fit

Competitive inhibitor

noncompetitive inhibitor

Allosteric  regulation

  No Homework Wednesday

October 19th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Demonstration of the denaturing power of Hydrogen peroxide on beef liver 

Prep for lab 
Enthalpy (Total Energy)
Entropy (Unsable Energy - Random)
Free Energy
Exam Wednesday October 25th

Please read pages 118-121

October 20th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Lab 4:

Enzymatic Lab

Identify expectations for lab 

Metabolism
Anabolic reactions
Catabolic reactions
Exam Wednesday October 25th

Please finish section 6.1 pages 122-123

October 23rd

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Lab 4:
Enzamatic Reactions
Denaturing
Exam Wednesday October 25th

Please finish section 6.1 pages 122-123

October 24th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Lab 4 Expectations
Activation energy
Transisition state
Energy Barrier

Exam Wednesday October 25th

Please read section 6.3 pages 125-135

October 25th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
 
  No Homework Wednesday

October 26th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Prep for exam


Quiz 

 
 

October 27th

October 28th

 Class Vocabulary Assignments

Finish lab prep

Prep for exam

 

 Excel Sheet for Lab

October 31st

November 1st

 Class Vocabulary Assignments

Exam!

 Sidwell main

November 2nd

November 3rd

 Class Vocabulary Assignments

Mitosis / Meiosis 

Lab: Mitotic Index

Mitosis

Meiosis

Cell cycle 

 Mitosis: Marietta college

 

Published results:

  •  Prophase - 24%
  • Metaphase - 2%
  • Anaphase - 4%
  • Telophase - 9%
  • Interphase -  61%

 

November 4th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Collection of data for Mitotic Index
 

Mitosis photo and key (Greenriver College)



Lab Bench : AP Lab 3



Set your clocks back 1 hour Sunday morning!

(This needs to be done at 2:00 am) 

November 6th

Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Alternation of generations

Mitosis: Stages
Cell Cycle
 Alternation of generations

Cell Cycle
Chapter 9Section 9.3

November 8th

Class
 Vocabulary
Assignment 
Meiosis

Finish cell Cycle

Images of Mitosis
Gap junction
Tight junction
Desmosomes

Read Chapter 9 setion 9.4 and 9.5

November 9th

 Class Vocabulary Assignments
 Introduction to Chi-square distribution  square 
  Published results:

 

  • Prophase - 24%
  • Metaphase - 2%
  • Anaphase - 4%
  • Telophase - 9%
  • Interphase -  61%
 Chi square Distribution Table

November 10th

 Class Vocabulary Assignments (Special Schedule)

Report Template

 

Class Spread Sheet 

  

November 11th

 Class Vocabulary Assignments

Finish discussion on Division

Introduction to Active and Passive Transport 

  

November 14th

 Class Vocabulary Assignments

Water potential

Diffusion

Solutions 

  

November 15th

Class
 Voabulary
 Assignments
 

November 16th

Class

 VocabularyAssignments 

Post view Exam

Introduction to energy flow beginning with Photosynthesis 

  

November 17th

 Class Vocabulary Assignments

Photosynthesis:

Flow chart 

  

November 18th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Practice Chi square model

Introduction to Photosynthesis
 
  Enjoy your Break!

November 24th

 Class Happy Thanksgiving!

Cellular respiration:

 

  • Aerobic respiration
  • Anaerobic respiration 
Flow charts

 

 

November 28th

Today
Vocabulary
 Assignment
Construction of the Photosynthesis flow chart
Carotenoids
Chlorophylls
Photosystem I
Photosystem II
 Please read Chapter 8 "Photosynthesis: Energy from Light" pages 160 - 168

November 29th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignment
Construction of the Photosynthesis flow chart
CAM plants
C - 3 plants
C - 4 plants
Calvin cycle

Please read Chapter 8 "Photosynthesis: Energy from Light" pages 169 (Section 8.3) - 177

November 30th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignment
Quiz

Identify energy flow Photosynthesis
Glycolysis I
Glycolysis II
Citric Acid cycle
Aerobic Reactin
Anaerobic Reactions
Please read Chapter 7 "Paths that Harvest Chemical Energy" pages 138 - 147

December 1st

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignment
Lab: 
Cellular Respiration:
Flow chart
Electron Phosphorylation
Chemiosmosis
Fermentation
Please read Chapter 7 "Paths that Harvest Chemical Energy" pages 147 - 157

December 2nd

Today
 Assignments
Finish Lab:
Cellular Respiration flow chart
 

December 5th

Today
 Assignment
Protein Synthesis discussion
  Please read pages 57 - 60

December 6th

Today
 Assignment
Construction of DNA
  Please read Chapter 3 pages 60 - 64

December 7th

Today
 Assignment
Finish consrtuction of the DNA
  No Homework Wednesday

Text Book check!  Please bring your book to class Thursday!

December 8th

Today
 Assignment
Finish Energy flow through the system:
Photosynthesis
Anaerobic respiration
Aerobic respiration

 
Be prepared to provide the following

Determine grades to be dropped
select 2 grades from the following categories:
  • Daily
  • Quiz


Semester Review Packet 1 Answers
Avaliable after school

December 9th

Today
 Assignment
  Semester Exams are next week!
  • Review each vocabulary term this semester. (this should be in your lab manuel)
  • Review your Semester packets ... down load them from this site
  • Get some sleep!  Each night between now and the exam you need to train your body with rest.

Our test is Wednesday December the 14th
 

Semester packet 2 Review Answers

December 12th 

Today
Last Quiz
(Answers will be posted after school)

Be prepared to provide the following

Determine grades to be dropped
select 2 grades from the following categories:
  • Daily
  • Quiz

December 13th

Exams Today
 8:00 - 9:30  1st period

9:45 - 11:15 5th period

December 14th

Exams Today
8:00 - 9:30  2nd period

9:45 - 11:15 6th period  This is us!

December 15th

Exams Today
 8:00 - 9:30  3rd period

9:45 - 11:15 7th period

December 16th

Exams Today
8:00 - 9:30  4th period

9:45 - 11:15 8th period