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 Friday October 27th

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 Friday October 27th

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 Friday October 27th

Please finish section 6.1 pages 122-123

October 23rd

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Lab 4:
Enzymatic Reactions
Denaturing
Exam Friday October 27th

Please finish section 6.1 pages 122-123

October 24th

Science and Biology

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

Exam Friday October 27th

Please read section 6.3 pages 125-135

October 25th

In Class Today
 Assignments
Finish up specs on Lab
Share data for Lab report

Implications of lab in the environment
  No Homework Wednesday

October 26th

Today in Class
 Assignments

Prep for exam


Quiz 

  Prep for Exam

Biology on the edge

October 27th

In Class Today
 Assignments
Review for Exam on Monday

Quiz

Water Potential group work sheetPrep for 

Lab Report: Spread sheet
Answers to Quiz




Enjoy your weekend!

Remember!
Our test material began on Sept 26th of last Quarter!
That means that our reading material began on page 105!

October 30th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignment
Exam: Diffusion / Osmosis / Enzymatic Reactions
Gap junction
Tight junction
Desmosomes
  Enjoy your evening!
(get your vocab down!)

Please read Section 5.2 pages 102-105

October 31st

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Post view Exam

Identify different cell Junctions

Begin discussion of the cell cycle

Mitosis

Meiosis

Cell cycle 

Gametes

 Please visit:

Please read Section 9.1 pages 180-184

November 1st

Today in Class
 Assignments
Identify the difference between Mitosis and Meiosis:
Purpose
Function
  No Homework Wednesdays!

November 2nd

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Review Mitosis: 
Identify that Mitotic division is a cyclical event
Prophase
Metaphase
Anaphase
Telophase
Interphase
Please read Section 9.2 pages 184-187

November 3rd

Today in Class
 Assignments
Meiosis:
  • Identify the process of Meiosis
  • Compare and contrast Mitosis and Meiosis
  • Identify that meiosis is a linear event
Please read Section 9'3 pages 1187-192



Set your clocks back 1 hour Sunday morning!

(This needs to be done at 2:00 am) 

November 6th

Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Meiosis
Alternation of generations
None Tonight

Exam:Cell cycle ad Nuclear division Wednesday November 15th 

November 7th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Lab 4: Mitotic Division
Collection of data for Mitotic Index
 

Mitosis photo and key (Greenriver College)



Please visit:

Lab Bench : AP Lab 3


Please read section 9.4 pages 193-195


Exam:Cell cycle ad Nuclear division Wednesday November 15th 

November 8th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
Assignment 
Lab 4: Mitotic Division
Collection of data

Introduction to Chi square model for statistical analysis
Alternation of generations

Published results:

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

No Homework Wednesday

November 9th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Lab 4: Mitotic Division
Collection of data

Continued discussion on Chi Square model
Read Chapter 9 setion 9.5 pages 195-204



Exam:Cell cycle ad Nuclear division Wednesday November 15th 

November 10th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Lab 4: Mitotic Division
Collection of data

Continued discussion on Chi Square model
Exam:Cell cycle ad Nuclear division Wednesday November 15th 

November 13th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
 Assignments
Finish Lab 4 report Preparation

Test prep

Quiz
Apoptosis
Necrosis

Nondisjunction
Crossing over 
  Exam Cell Cycle Wednesday November 15th

November 14th

In Class Today
 Assignments
Test preparation

Quiz
    Exam Cell Cycle Wednesday November 15th

November 15th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Exam: Cell Division
  No Homework Wednesday

November 16th

Today
Introduction to energy flow Photosynthesis

November 17th

Today
Vocabulary
 Assignment
Construction of the Photosynthesis flow chart

Flow chart
Carotenoids
Chlorophylls
Photosystem I
Photosystem II
 Please read Chapter 8 "Photosynthesis: Energy from Light" pages 160 - 168

November 23th

 Class Happy Thanksgiving!

Cellular respiration:

 

  • Aerobic respiration
  • Anaerobic respiration 
Flow charts

 

 

November 27th

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 28th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignment
Quiz

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

November 29th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignment
Lab: 
Cellular Respiration:
Flow chart
Electron Phosphorylation
Chemiosmosis
Fermentation
No Homework Wednesday!

November 30th

Today
 Assignments
Finish Lab:
Cellular Respiration flow chart
  Please read Chapter 7 "Paths that Harvest Chemical Energy" pages 147 - 157

December 1st

Today in Class
Lab: 
Cellular Respiration:
Flow chart - Anaerobic

December 4th

Today
 Assignment
Protein Synthesis discussion
  Please read pages 57 - 60

December 5th

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

December 6th

Today
 Assignment
Finish construction of the DNA
  No Homework Wednesday

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

December 7th

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:

December 8th

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 Thursday December the 14th
 

December 11th 

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 12th

Exams Today
 8:00 - 9:30  1st period

9:45 - 11:15 5th period

December 13th

Exams Today
8:00 - 9:30  2nd period

9:45 - 11:15 6th period

December 14th

Exams Today
 8:00 - 9:30  3rd period

9:45 - 11:15 7th period This is us!





Merry Christmas

December 15th

Exams Today
8:00 - 9:30  4th period

9:45 - 11:15 8th period